Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
06/24/2021 7:39 Comments ||
OK while everyone is piling on....
I have actually met him briefly back in the early 90's at the McAfee AV office near the Great America Theme park.
Then his son later on, who was on the N+I NOC Team years later.
Both good people.
Personally, I am not buying the suicide narrative in a foreign jail cell routine. It seems "accidents" to happen too frequently to Political opponents and those with INFO on such people.
Regarding the software.
I tested out McAfee AV Plus this year. $24.95 for a 5 user lic. YES it is more memory intensive than others and Yes it does more than most other AV app. Yes it needs too much user tuning for common uses and access issues.
But with that said, it has stopped some nasty things that other AV apps did not on identical OS test systems also.
I use McAf[YOUR DEFINITIONS EXPIRED 24 SECONDS AGO - UPDATE NOW!]ee. Its not bad. Others[ACTIVATE YOUR WEB PROTECTION NOW!!!!] are worse at memory [USE OUR VPN NOW OR WE WILL ALL DIE!!!] usage. What bugs me [USE MCAFEE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES!!!] are the pop-ups.
[DailyWire] A Seattle LGBT Pride event, Taking Black Pride, is seeking to charge white attendees a "$10 to $50 reparations fee" in order to "keep [the] event free of cost for Black and brown trans and queer community." When two Capitol Hill Pride organizers complained, the Seattle Human Rights Commission blasted them on social media in a tweet that included their unredacted phone number, and the pair were forced to apologize.
The two organizers, Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson of Capitol Hill Pride sent a complaint to the Seattle Human Rights Commission after noticing that a local Pride event, Taking B(l)ack Pride, had announced it was charging the "reparations fee" on its Facebook page.
[FoxNews] A section of a partially collapsed building is seen early Thursday, June 24, 2021, in the Surfside area of Miami, Fla. A partial building collapse in Miami caused a massive response early Thursday from Miami Dade Fire Rescue, according to a tweet from the department's account. Miami Dade Fire Rescue is conducting search and rescue. Authorities had no word yet on casualties, or details of how many people lived in the building.
ISTR the damage to the Murrow Building had a "vertical crater" appearance -- this appears to follow the structure of the building. Plus, as swksvolFF noted, no sign of a shockwave on surrounding buildings.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
06/24/2021 14:07 Comments ||
Looks like the building was dropped as in a controlled explosion. It's possible the building didn't have adequate support with the 3 support columns at the ground level--kind of a single-point failure situation. If so bad design.
P.E. Civil - cannot take much from early photos, but the failure doesn't seem like a blast due to location, elements hit. Ima guessrn bad construction: inadequate rebar coverage in salt environment, early days of design/construct of PT deck construction...
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/24/2021 20:48 Comments ||
Miami = third world
Latin construction standards
Heat, drought, wildfires, dust storms have happened out West for many centuries now. The only new thing is a vast horde of migrants, legal and otherwise, who have in the last century packed themselves into a climate zone which is fundamentally at odds with with their long term occupation. Look at what happened in what is now Mesa Verde National Park.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 ||
06/24/2021 20:39 Comments ||
[WattsUpWithThat] here are the forecast temperatures for 5 PM Sunday [6-27] based on the excellent European Center model. As high as 121F in the northern Central Valley of California, 113 and 115 in the Columbia Basin, and 104-105 in the Willamette Valley.... it stays hot for several more days after this
I know, not their job. Still someone should look into it as warrants are just a speed bump for corrupt cops and i expect they'll be carrying around digital warrants that can be cleared by a judge with Docusign before long..
'The flight of a suspected misdemeanant does not always justify a warrantless entry into a home. An officer must consider all the circumstances in a pursuit case to determine whether there is a law enforcement emergency. On many occasions, the officer will have good reason to enter - to prevent imminent harms of violence, destruction of evidence, or escape from the home. But when the officer has time to get a warrant, he must do so - even though the misdemeanant fled.'
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
06/24/2021 11:08 Comments ||
You are still relevant, as well as everyone else who is still breathing and living upon God's Earth, so isn't he, somewhat contrite and wishful, that more data is forthcoming about the harm the mRNA Vaxxes are doing to people, but hey ...
He is probably the most knowledgeable man upon this Earth, who knows the good and the bad about his invention... and he's NOT worried ....right ?
If you said.. right, good... I have some land and a bridge up for sale...you interested ?
The land dries out twice a day, when the tide is out and the bridge, name your city or town, I have long term buy sell options on them all, we just need to work out the cash transfer details for your acceptance of the properties... no sweat.
The Boob-Tube policy is basically to remove videos that are not Factual or the data presented in the video skews the true.
BUT! here we have the #1 source of FACTS on the mRNA C-19-21E Vax and the Boob-Tube censors remove the video?????
So should Boob-Tube:
Fire a few bias reviewers?
Or justify its actions with its own AMA certified VAX expert?
Or should it allow the mRNA Expert to openly and factually state there are problem now and long term issues yet to be determined how bad and deep?
I am 75 and use a Fitbit. My resting heart rate went from a 65 BPM average over 5 years to ~40BPM for two weeks after the first shot. It started to rise and the dropped back after the second shot. It stayed low for two more weeks and then slowly and raggedly went back to ~65 BPM. My two neighbors and a friend have passed shortly after their jabs.
[Washington Gazette] The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of free speech rights for students outside of the classroom in a decision Wednesday.
The court sided with former Mahanoy Area High School student and cheerleader Brandi Levy in the case, formally known as Mahanoy Area School District v B.L., with a 8-1 decision in her favor. Mahanoy Area High School is located in Pennsylvania.
Levy, upset that she had not made her school’s varsity cheer team, posted on the social media site Snapchat a simple message with explicit language expressing her frustration.
The message was captured by a classmate and was eventually presented to school officials, who decided to suspend Levy from the junior varsity cheer team for a year.
The high court found the school violated Levy’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech since her comments took place outside of school hours and off school grounds.
Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
In the opinion, Breyer discussed the school’s overreach of power by punishing Levy for comments which had little effect on the school itself. He also addressed the importance of protecting vulgar language when it does not have a specific negative effect on the school community.
“It might be tempting to dismiss B. L.’s words as unworthy of the robust First Amendment protections discussed herein,” Breyer said. “But sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary.”
Breyer also made clear that although the court reached the same conclusion as the third circuit court’s findings, its reasoning differs significantly.
Alito wrote a concurring opinion, joined by Gorsuch, in which he explains it is beyond the jurisdiction of the school to punish students outside of the classroom, even if the speech would not be protected while on school grounds or at school sponsored events.
“There are parents who would not have been pleased with B. L.’s language and gesture, but whatever B. L.’s parents thought about what she did, it is not reasonable to infer that they gave the school the authority to regulate her choice of language when she was off school premises and not engaged in any school activity,” said Alito.
The lone dissent came from Justice Clarence Thomas, who argued precedent as it came to the school’s authority of loco parentis, or in the place of a parent, does not support the majority opinion. He also argued that the opinion failed to show why this situation would cause a break in precedent.
“The majority fails to consider whether schools often will have more authority, not less, to discipline students who transmit speech through social media,” said Thomas. “Because off-campus speech made through social media can be received on campus (and can spread rapidly to countless people), it often will have a greater proximate tendency to harm the school environment than will an off-campus in-person conversation.”
The American Civil Liberties Union argued for Levy in this case.
While the little whiny brat has a right to say what she wants off school grounds. The school also has a right to protect its public image and limit the little whiny brats association with, and representation of the school.
But lets us take this to the next level.
Say YOU own a Small shop.
You hire a teenager to stock the shelves that turns out to be a whiny pain in the A$$. That whiny brat makes a video slamming you and your shop while he still working there.
Given the horrendous job the public gummint schools do, anything that limits their authority is A-OK with me.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/24/2021 8:31 Comments ||
NN2N1, no, the school absolutely does not have a right to limit any child's expression of dissatisfaction with their institution, regardless of how bad it makes them look, especially when they are expressing their thoughts entirely off-campus and through non-school sponsored activities. And as for your example of firing somebody who speaks badly about your business -- totally different context. First of all, your employees aren't LEGALLY REQUIRED to attend your place of employment (something that seems to escape everybody's attention when they call for limiting children's freedom of speech relating to government schools). Second of all, you have a vested profit motive in making sure that your institution remains in the good graces of the public. Frankly, public schools don't, considering that they're funded by involuntary taxation.
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[REGNUM] One person was killed and two were wounded as a result of a shootout in the Nazran district of Ingushetia, Interfax reports on June 23, citing an unnamed informed source.
According to the agency, the shootout in the rural settlement of Kantyshevo took place during a quarrel amid a dispute over a land plot.
Two wounded were hospitalized and are in the Ingush Republican Clinical Hospital in a very serious condition.
According to some reports, the shooter was taken to the local police department.
Being geographically challenged is a hazard, but I like maps, so this post:
Ingushetia, officially the Republic of Ingushetia, is a republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus of Eastern Europe. The republic is part of the North Caucasian Federal District, and shares land borders with the country of Georgia to its south; and borders the Russian republics of North Ossetia–Alania and Chechnya to its east and west; while having a border with Stavropol Krai to its north.
[CCDI] Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission website Li Jinhang
On May 21, 1931, the Party Central Committee issued Notice No. 2, 2 and 3, announcing that the traitor Gu Shunzhang would be expelled from the party forever, and called on all comrades in the party to fight against all traitors.
Gu Shunzhang was one of the early leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. In 1924, he joined the Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions and joined the Communist Party of China. In 1926, he was selected by the party organization to study political defense in the Soviet Union. Before the rebellion, Gu Shunzhang had been an alternate member of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee and the head of Teko. It can be said that he is responsible for the security of the entire Party Central Committee.
In April 1931, Gu Shunzhang escorted Zhang Guotao and Chen Changhao to the Hubei, Henan and Anhui revolutionary base areas. When they returned to Wuhan, they were identified and arrested by traitors, and then they defected. He confessed to the party's underground transportation agency in Wuhan and the office of the Red Second Army in Wuhan, resulting in more than 10 people being arrested and sacrificed. Then he asked to meet with Chiang Kai-shek and betrayed the CCP Central Committee's agencies and main leaders in Shanghai. In view of the bad influence of Gu Shunzhang's mutiny on the party, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued a special notice No. 22 and 3. The following is the original text:
Central Notice No. 2-3
——Always expel the traitor Gu Shunzhang from the party and call for it
All comrades in the party fight against all traitors
(May 21, 1931)
In the past, Gu Shunzhang (formerly known as Gu Fengming, also known as Liming or Zhang Hua), one of the central leaders, was recently arrested in Hankou and immediately surrendered to the executioner Kuomintang warlord of the Chinese workers and peasants. He confessed to many of our party's organs in Wuhan, and shot the soldiers in prison who he knew, and even framed many workers and peasants in order to claim credit. He is now at the Nanjing General Headquarters with Chiang Kai-shek and other executioners, planning how to destroy our institutions and massacre our comrades on a large scale throughout China, especially in Shanghai. We think this is a stain in the history of the Chinese Communist Party and the most shameful traitor. The central government decided to expel Gu Shunzhang from the party forever, and called on all party comrades to tighten our work among the masses, tighten our organization, pay more attention to our secret work, and implement the struggle on the two fronts more resolutely and unite. Eliminate Gu Shunzhang, the enemy of the Chinese workers and peasants, and all communist traitors! At the same time, the Central Committee firmly believes that as long as all comrades in the party step up their efforts in mass work, under the great power of the revolutionary masses, they will surely be able to quickly eliminate Gu Shunzhang and all revolutionary traitors. Organized revolutionary enemies such as the AB regiment in Jiangxi and the Social Democratic Party in Fujian have been severely hit under the might of the broad masses under the leadership of the party. This is a good example. The firm belief of the class and the might of the masses are our most powerful guarantee for eliminating Gu Shunzhang and all revolutionary traitors.
After Gu Shunzhang surrendered to the enemy, he soon lost its value for use, and was arrested and detained shortly thereafter. In June 1935, 31-year-old Gu Shunzhang was secretly executed and died in Suzhou Prison.
During the various periods of the Chinese revolution, construction, and reforms, the Communist Party of China’s oath to join the party changed several times, but as an iron discipline, "never rebel against the party" has been retained. It is not only an oath, but also the political bottom line of the Communists . Those who adhere to it, such as Fang Zhimin and Zhao Yiman, who regard death as home, are not afraid of risk and dare to fight, and trade their lives for national independence and people's liberation; those who trample on it, such as Gu Shunzhang and others, go to the opposite of the party and the people and betray. The soul, the end is bleak.
"A word can't be practiced, and thousands of people are empty." Our party has gone through a hundred years of glorious history, and has experienced countless hardships and tribulations, relying on the loyalty of thousands of party members. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has insisted that the Party must manage the Party and govern the Party strictly. General Secretary Xi Jinping has taught the Communist Party members many times, emphasizing loyalty to the party and never betraying the party, which is the basic requirement of the party constitution for party members. Party members and cadres must always keep in mind the oath of "never rebel against the party", firmly establish the awareness of party members, and be consistent with the party at all times, unwavering, and unswerving throughout their lives.
It reminds me of my Asia, South Asia History Courses at university. Its all playing out again, but with different names and different goal, but Wuhan** is still the major player, even today.
**Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in the People's Republic of China. It is the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city in Central China, with a population of over eleven million, the ninth-most populous Chinese city and one of the nine National Central Cities of China.
To compare, name the 9 top cities in Russia or EU- Europe, or North America... then you will know what Wuhan really is...a major player in modern Chinese history.
Microsoft's Windows 11 announcement video reiterated several times that third party hardware and software are not only welcome, but at the heart of the Windows ecosystem It seems Redmond saw this coming, even though they joined Apple in lobbying against it.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/24/2021 12:45 Comments ||
Tech'y funds I researched showed a little bump up today, so the news may be a little over-hyped.
[NYPOST] Pope Francis ...Argentine liberation theologist, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was elected pope in 2013. Rather than setting up shop in Avignon, where he belongs, the first Jesuit Pope chose to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse instead of the papal apartments. He is big on climate change, against consumerism, and in favor of throwing a blanket over homosexual activity (so to speak) within the clergy. He's not real sure about the Resurrection, about Christ's divinity, and a few other things that would have gotten him burned at the stake a few hundred years ago, but he's hot for a certain South American Earth Mother Goddess... had a little competition in the superhero department on Wednesday.Spider-Man gifted the 84-year-old pontiff his very own Marvel Comics character mask as the two living legends shook hands at the end of the weekly audience in the Vatican’s San Damaso Courtyard.
The comic book and blockbuster film icon — dressed head to toe in his signature body-con red, black and blue uniform — was seated in the official "VIP section" of the audience before being introduced to a smiling Pope Francis.
Buzzkill alert: The man behind the Spidey mask at the meet-and-greet was eventually revealed to be Mattia Villardita, 27, from northern Italia, Rooters reported.
He sat quietly next to a priest dressed in black — who appeared to be quite unfazed by the colorful character with big white eyes in the seat next to him, as captured in charming video footage released by international outlets.
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.