[Huffpoo] A Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines last year when he leaped through police tape to grab a Confederate flag away from a protester was fatally shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning.
Muhiyidin Moye, also known as Muhiyidin d’Baha, was riding his bike in New Orleans when he was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant around 1 a.m., WCSC reports.
Moye’s niece, Camille Weaver, told the station that her 32-year-old uncle rode more than five blocks after being shot to get medical help.
"He was transported to a hospital and subsequently died of his wounds," New Orleans Police spokesman Beau Tidwell said in a statement to WCSC. "The incident is the subject of an active and ongoing investigation."
Moye was a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in Charleston, South Carolina, and close to the family of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by then-officer Michael Slager in 2015.
[WashingtonPost] As much as six inches of snow (probably its much deeper in centimetres)
fell on Paris late Tuesday, coating Montmartre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower in a pristine layer of white. It was the largest snow accumulation in the French capital since 1987, according to Meteo France, and it brought the city to a halt Wednesday morning, the news website thelocal.fr reported: nice pictures at the link
Perhaps it's a good thing we don't get much snow here:
8:00 I made a snowman.
8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman.
8:15 So, I made a snow woman.
8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest.
8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead.
8:25 The vegans at No. 12 complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.
8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.
8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman to wear a headscarf.
8:40 Someone calls the cops who show up to see what’s going on.
8:42 I am told that the broomstick of the snowman needs to be removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon. Things get worse after I mutter : "Yeah, if it's up your a***"
8:52 My phone and broomstick are then seized and I'm taken away in a police car to the police station while my neighbors are cheering.
9:00 I’m on the news as a suspected terrorist bent on stirring up trouble during this difficult weather.
9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices.
9:29 A little known jihadist group has claimed it was their plot.
[Telegraph] George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who "broke the Bank of England", is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose.
The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU.
The campaign is trying to recruit major Tory donors in an attempt to undermine Theresa May.
It also plans to target MPs and convince them to vote against the final Brexit deal to trigger another referendum or general election, according to a strategy document leaked from a meeting of the group.
The document says the campaign, which will begin by the end of this month, must "wake the country up and assert that Brexit is not a done deal. That it’s not too late to stop Brexit".
[IsraelTimes] Group known as 'Fancy Bears' targets dozens of employees working on secret projects including drones, missiles, stealth fighter jets, cloud-computing platforms
BLUF: During the sample period ending May 2016, up to 40% of contractors clicked on phishing links targetting their personal email accounts, primarily Gmail. Anonymous sources claim the FBI was aware of the phishing campaign, while DSS explicitly does not concern itself with personal email issues. Only one of those interviewed by reporters was warned of problem by “US officials”, whoever they might be.
Russian hackers exploited a key vulnerability in US cyber defenses to come within reach of stealing some of the nation’s most secret and advanced defense technology, an News Agency that Dare Not be Named investigation has found.
What may have been stolen is uncertain, but the cyberspies clearly took advantage of poorly protected email and scant direct notification of victims.
[Military.com] The US military's top officer warned Tuesday that any war with North Korea would be "nasty" and said America still hopes to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis.
General Joe Dunford, who is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Pentagon's role is to bolster diplomatic efforts by providing a clear message about US warfighting capabilities.
"Right now, the military dimension of the problem is reinforcing Secretary (of State Rex) Tillerson's economic and diplomatic pressure campaign," Dunford told reporters travelling with him after he visited US Marines temporarily deployed to an Australian air force base in Darwin.
"His diplomatic efforts are underwritten by a credible military strength." Continues.
Sorry, I may have been unclear Grom.
I fully advocate air and orbital bombing of power, port and water infrastructure. A man-to-man, tree-to-tree, mountain tunnel and urban clearing effort in NKR is foolish.
[Daily Caller] California officials plan on preventing the federal government from transporting oil and gas using existing pipelines in the state, according to a report Wednesday from The San Francisco Chronicle.
Officials on the California Coastal Commission are urging the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to rescind plans allowing companies to drill for oil off the coast. They are still hoping for an exemption from the oil drilling plan, that Florida has received.
"Given how unpopular oil development in coastal waters is in California, it is certain that the state would not approve new pipelines or allow use of existing pipelines to transport oil from new leases onshore," coastal commissioners Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, State Controller Betty Yee, and state Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen wrote in a letter Wednesday to the BOEM.
The agency will also be holding a meeting in Sacramento Thursday to take public comment on President Donald Trump’s administration’s offshore drilling plans. The public question session will not be enough for a state with a population of nearly 40 million people, officials say.
Trump issued executive orders in 2017, nixing former President Barack Obama-era regulations on offshore drilling that are worth $288 million over a decade.
It's just hilarious how the outdated, discredited racist idea of States Rights is suddenly making a big comeback with Democrats. It's as if they never had any principles in the first place and wanted to dominate us with the federal government the whole time.
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Are these not considered strategic defense materials? Act accordingly against anyone who interferes with the flow of these strategic defense materials.
California is running out of money and they can't tax their way out of it.
They can drill to earn money to pay the pensions for state employees. Or they can not-pay those pensions and watch the state suddenly go GOP as union members vote against the betrayal the way the rust belt did.
One might wonder if they're really desperate for Trump to declare martial law in California in order to stop these sorts of things. That could be their desire so they can kick off their Glorious (Utterly doomed to damn near instant failure) Revolution. And yes, their leaders are cynical enough to believe that 1. They will win and 2. None of them will have to pay the price for the Revolution.
[Seattle Times] When Mike O’Brien, Ballard’s Seattle City Council member, biked up the Ballard Bridge last Thursday night, he counted five tents camped under the north ramp.
He went back Tuesday, and those tents were gone. The underpass was fenced off, and workers were drilling holes to put up a 10-foot-high spiked fence to prevent homeless people from camping there.
The price tag on this fencing: $100,000 for both sides of Northwest Leary Way at the Ballard Bridge. That money, O’Brien reasoned, could have housed those five households in apartments for a year.
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"...could have housed those five households in apartments for a year." Not sure how a homeless "household" can be said to even exist. Not to mention the question of where to house these people for the remaining decades of their lives. What we have here is a failure to think.
One solution for Seattle is to have their housing prices double again, in the same way that trees have been known to grow to the sky.
Back in the early 90's a reporter for one of the Knoxville papers did a story about what it was like to be homeless for a month. He decided to go out for a month and live off the land as it were. What he discovered was that there was SO MUCH help available, that you had to want to sleep under bridges and such. The reason is, the shelters and other places won't support their addictions so they won't stay there. They prefer to get drunk and sleep under the bridge. The reporter said he was flat out stunned how much assistance there was to find. Churches and civic groups had beds, food, showers, etc there but the homeless refuse such help.
Honestly, institutionalizing them is the only real solution that might lead to them becoming productive citizens again.
(Reuters) - Stockton, California, became the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history on Thursday after years of fiscal mismanagement and a housing market crash left it unable to pay its workers, pensioners and bondholders.
The filing by the city of 300,000 people followed three months of confidential talks with its creditors aimed at averting bankruptcy.
"We are now a Chapter 9 debtor," Marc Levinson, the lawyer who filed the city's voluntary petition in the Eastern District of California, in Sacramento (Case 12-32118) told Reuters.
Pleadings in support of Stockton's eligibility for Chapter 9 bankruptcy will be filed on Friday, Levinson said.
Stockton, which officially declared insolvency and its desire to restructure its debt, also filed a separate list of its major unsecured creditors.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which manages Stockton's pension plan, tops the list. The retirement system has a $147.5 million claim for unfunded pension costs.
The retirement system has a $147.5 million claim for unfunded pension costs.
Promises made that can not be kept will not. Public employee unions are not victims but perpetrators of the problem by ignoring funding abilities. It's all been a magic money tree game. Or to paraphrase a real old but applicable observation of human behavior - you killed the goose that laid the golden egg.
Ah, the new civility...
[Boston.com] Northeastern University is distancing itself from comments made by a prominent economics professor who recently said he wouldn’t mind seeing President Trump dead.
"Sometimes I want to just see him impeached other times, quite honestly ‐ I hope there are no FBI agents here ‐ I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead,’’ said Barry Bluestone, a professor of political economy, during a Jan. 31 lecture focused on the rule of law and inequality in the United States. The lecture was open and free to the public. Video from the lecture was uploaded to YouTube on Monday.
In the video, Bluestone, the founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern, was responding to a question about a "path forward’’ for the nation when he made the comments. And that path forward includes killing political opponents. That'll go over well with the alumni, which includes me.
Golden rule. So I guess he wouldn't care if a bunch of people felt the same way about his life.
An atheist doesn't believe in inalienable rights granted by a creator so they are stuck with the Social Contract. Society respects your right to life as long as you respect other's right to the same. When you violate that contract then you forfeit society's protection of your life.
What a jerk.
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What the hell is a professor of political economy?
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I think Abu has a handle on that one, Deacon - Straight Outta Compton Das Kapital.
Short summary - movie 'critics' (who are all effete kale-eating leftists) love this movie, which seems to shove more leftism down our throats. How'd that work out with the unfunny broads in that Ghostbusters reboot? This tells me the box office haul's gonna suck big, hairy donkey balls. Just get a load of some of this vomit-inducing lapdog praise:
[HollywoodReporter] The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in Wakanda.
Reviews are in for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, and they are easily the best for a Marvel Studios project to date, with almost everyone left in awe not only of the movie’s ambition, but its success in achieving that ambition on the big screen. As of Wednesday evening, the film has a 99 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes with just one "rotten" review out of 76.
"There's no mistaking you're still in the Marvel universe here, but this entry sweeps you off to a part of it you've never seen: a hidden lost world in Africa defined by royal traditions and technological wonders that open up refreshing new dramatic, visual and casting possibilities," writes The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy in his review. "There are vistas, costumes and settings that keep the images popping off the screen, even though this Marvel offering is not in 3D."
"It’s as if everyone enlisted to bring the project to life understood the magnitude of what Black Panther, the first comic-based studio movie with a black hero at the center since 1998’s Blade, would represent," critic and writer Marc Bernardin wrote for Nerdist. "The chance to fill every corner of their fictional Wakanda with the same level of craft and detail usually reserved for British-star-studded period pieces. An opportunity to tell a story about black lives, which matter and are not defined by their pain but, instead, by their glory. An answer to a culture’s question, ’When will it be our time in the sun?’"
I liked Blade because I think Wesley Snipes is a good actor. I don't dig the whole vampire thing, though. In contrast, these assholes are trying to sell you something other than a solid actor(s), interesting plot and / or great action, and that substitute is leftism shoved down our throats one more time. This is also evident in the comments section - the comments 'awaiting moderation' (i.e., not shown unless you click on them) are all critical of the movie, mostly from the political angle. I hope they lose at least $50 million from this one.
One other thing - there are few movies in the 95% - 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. Check them out here. I can't believe they're trying to compare this very potential box office trainwreck with Citizen Kane, The Godfather, etc. Even Terminator 2 got 93% or 95%. It's a sick kale-fueled joke.
The political babblings of many of the superhero movie actors are even more noxious than the garden variety Hollywood actor pronouncements swill. These franchise movies are the most reliable moneymakers these days and the audience is regrettably prime for the political nonsense.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/08/2018 7:52 Comments ||
Me and The Mussus used to spend at least one afternoon a weekend at the moving pictures.
"a hidden lost world in Africa defined by royal traditions and technological wonders"
One has to wonder why they don't use those technological wonders to improve the lives of Africans. But of course Black Panther is a King or something and the nations treasury is his own personal trust fund to spend at will, at least that part is believable.
Blacks in America have been told for generations that Africa would have been the greatest continent, greatest technology etc, if it hadn't been for the whites. They fully believe this, and now that the Egyptians have repeatedly popped their bubble about building the pyramids etc, they needed a new...seed for their delusions.
None of the actual Africans I have worked with have had this illusion. They often hold American blacks in total comtempt at squandering their fortune to be born American. They don't like socializing with them at all either.
1984 is here.
[PJMedia] In October, the conservative educational nonprofit Prager University filed a lawsuit against YouTube and its parent company, Google, for "intentional" censorship of conservative speakers. PragerU told PJ Media that after five months, YouTube is still restricting its videos. PragerU will go before a California judge on March 15.
"There’s one thing we know and that’s that we’re being targeted by YouTube," Craig Strazzeri, chief marketing officer at PragerU, told PJ Media. "We tried the diplomatic approach for over a year and a half. We had email dialogue, phone call dialogue with them. I was even invited to New York to discuss the problem, where absolutely nothing got done."
After a year, PragerU had had enough and filed the lawsuit. After this, they had to wait six months before appearing before a judge.
More than 40 of PragerU's videos have been "restricted" by YouTube. "We have in writing from them that they’ve reviewed our videos and deemed them inappropriate. They’re not even hiding behind it," Strazzeri said.
"Restricted" videos cannot be viewed in specific "modes," such as "child mode," a version of YouTube supposedly tailored to children. The video company told PragerU they deemed the videos inappropriate for young people, because they discuss "mature topics."
"However, there are millions ‐ that’s not an exaggeration ‐ of other videos on the same topic that are not restricted. Sometimes either an identical title from a Left-leaning perspective and theirs won’t be restricted and ours will be," Strazzeri told PJ Media.
Ironically, there are many YouTube accounts that copy a PragerU video ‐ in its entirety ‐ and do not find their copycat videos restricted, even though PragerU's original video was.
For instance, on December 4, 2017, PragerU released a video with author and film producer Dinesh D'Souza on the true nature of fascism.
Six days later, a user named Jack Kern published an identical video.
People using YouTube in a restricted mode cannot watch the PragerU video, but they can watch the exact same content from Jack Kern. The PragerU video has more than 893,000 views, while Kern's video has a mere 40 views. It seems YouTube is specifically targeting PragerU because it has a wide audience.
The issue goes far beyond PragerU, however. Google dominates Internet search traffic with over 75 percent of the market. This dominance has a cultural impact, as "Google" itself has become a verb meaning "Internet search."
"It's in Google's mission statement that they make information accessible. People don’t realize when they Google something they may not actually get all the information that's available," Strazzeri said.
"It would be different if they said they were a Leftist organization, but they claim themselves to be this place where they collect and organize the world's information for people to access," he explained. "The public thinks they're getting an objective look, not so much that Google is picking and choosing and hiding and deleting anyone who disagrees with their point of view." More at the link.
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[DAWN] An 18-year-old woman, who had contracted a free-will marriage about two months back, was found dead with her throat slit in her room in the thatched house of her family in Khair Mohammad Panhwar village near Nindo Shahar town on Tuesday.
Nindo Shahar SHO Ghulam Mustafa Bhatti said that when police reached the house, the room was locked from inside and they had to break open the door.
The woman, Shabana Panhwar, was found dead in a pool of blood, he said, adding that her throat was slit and it was presumed that she had did away with himself.
However, a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all... her husband, Ali Hasan Panhwar, and other family members chose not to share a motive behind her suicide with police or local news hounds.
They also did not comment on a question about possibility of it being a murder.
[DAWN] The teacher of a seminary and his three associates were convicted in a gang rape and murder case of a 10-year-old girl student in 2014.
The FIR against Ghulam Murtaza Shar and his associates Waseem Arain, Bilawal Arain and Adil was lodged by the victim’s father on April 10, 2014 at Kadhan cop shoppe. The rape and murder of the girl had triggered protests by the Arain community in Kadhan and some other towns of Badin taluka over the next few weeks.
On Tuesday, the Second Additional Sessions Judge of Badin, Abdul Wahab Tunio, pronounced his judgement in the case. Shar was sentenced to death and his three accomplices to life imprisonment.
[DAWN] A 15-year-old second cousin of the four-year-old Mardan girl found dead in a field in January was tossed in the clink Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police for his suspected involvement in the alleged rape and murder of the minor.
Inspector General (IG) Police Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Mehsud said the suspect has confessed to his crimes.
Speaking to the media in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. , the IG KP said that the suspect in the "blind case" was traced using DNA samples obtained from a single drop of blood found on a leaf near the scene of the crime.
The IG also stated that the accused had unsuccessfully attempted rape before murdering the girl, contradicting a forensic report earlier issued by the Punjab 1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots.... Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) which had stated that the girl was raped before she was murdered.
The accused was produced before an Anti Terrorism Court in Mardan later in the day, which remanded him to police custody for 10 days.
Mardan Regional Police Officer (RPO) Alam Shinwari, speaking to media earlier in the day, claimed that the suspect had attempted to rape the child but ended up suffocating her to death with his hands after she began shouting and crying.
[DAWN] A Haripur Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) announced its verdict in the Mashal Khan lynching case on Wednesday, handing one person two death sentences, five persons multiple terms of life imprisonment, and 25 others jail sentences, but acquitting 26 others for want of sufficient evidence.
Mashal Khan, 23, a student of Mass Communications at Mardan's Abdul Wali Khan University, was beaten and shot to death by an angry mob on April 13, 2017, after he was accused of blasphemy.
The lynching took place within the premises of the university and was caught on video which later circulated on social media. The horrific incident shocked the nation and sparked a debate over the misuse of the blasphemy laws in Pakistain.
Of the total 61 suspected of involvement in the lynching ─ the majority of them students and university employees and a tehsil councillor belonging to the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf ...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations.... (PTI) ─ charged in the first information report, 57 had been tossed in the calaboose ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... within a few days of the incident.
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02/08/2018 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] Jordan gives the green light for the construction of a pipeline that would bring oil from southern Iraq to its port of Aqaba, a government front man says.
In 2013, the neighboring countries agreed on the idea of the 1,700-kilometer (1,000-mile) pipeline to run from Basra to the Red Sea port at a cost of $18 billion.
But plans for the pipeline ‐ which would run across Iraq ‐ were then put on hold after the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... jihadist group in 2014 swept across large parts of the country.
Jordan’s cabinet late Monday approved a framework agreement to be signed by both countries to build the pipeline to export Iraqi crude and provide resource-poor Jordan with oil, government front man Mohammed Momani says.
Momani does not give a timeframe for its construction
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.