[NEWS4SANANTONIO] A suspected peeping Tom was shot and killed by a female homeowner in Houston Friday night.
It happened around 11:15 p.m. on Irvington Blvd at Knight Street just North of downtown. According to Houston Police, they arrived at the home and found a man dead on the driveway of a home.
Police say the man was looking into a bedroom window from outside and the woman inside the home got scared and grabbed a rifle. She shot several times at the suspect through the wall of the home. Police say the man was shot one time and died at the scene.
Keep in mind, he was on the property and that meets the requirement. I doubt they will attempt to charge her. Even in my neighborhood full of foreign born neighbors, when things happen, multiple people ask, "Why the hell didn't someone shoot them?" The attitude is very much Texan:p
What about the "Tex-Mex" units at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto? Don't they get any respect?
It is important to remember that when Santa Ana took over Mexico, 9 provinces rose in rebellion. He defeated 8 of them. Texes was originally planning to unite with Nuevo Leon and form a new country. Unfortunately the forces of Nuevo Leon were defeated before they could join the Texans.
[FOXNEWS] Students at a Washington state high school wanted to mark the 20th year since the Sept. 11 attacks by wearing red, white and blue at a patriotic-themed game but were refused because the event could "unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently," according to a report.
Jason Rantz, a host on KTTH 770/94.5FM, reported that the event was canceled by an unnamed staffer at Eastlake High School in Sammamish "at the last minute." A student told the show that he was informed that the "red, white and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive and may affect people in a way that we will not understand and for that reason that we were to change our theme."
The station posted a screengrab of an email from one of the school’s associate principals to a parent that said she understands the "sacrifice and values our flag represents, but I think they [school leadership] just did not want to unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently."
[Gun & Garden] Mercy Chefs has been preparing 20,000 meals a day in storm-ravaged communities.
On Tuesday, there was still an hour and a half until lunchtime, and cars were already lining up in a parking lot off Airline Drive in Metairie, Louisiana, as locals waited patiently for a hot meal made and served by the Virginia-based nonprofit Mercy Chefs. "It’s been insane," says Gary LeBlanc, the organization’s founder and CEO. "We’ve been serving about 20,000 meals a day for the last week, and every day we add another five hundred somehow." Between its thirteen mobile kitchens across the state in communities such as Hammond, LaPlace, Houma, Golden Meadow, Raceland, and Larose, the organization served 21,403 plates on Monday, topping the record-setting 18,000 meals served in a single day after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] Portland has honored iconic "Simpsons" character Ned Flanders by naming a brand new bridge after him. The bridge, serving pedestrian and cycling traffic, will be called the Ned Flanders Crossing. Thereby demonstrating the level of seriousness the world has come to expect of Portland.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation wrote on Facebook that: "Today, it is hereby proclaimed that Flanders Crossing will be henceforth named NED FLANDERS CROSSING"
The plaque on the bridge shows Ned Flanders waving and smiling, saying "hi-diddly-ho, neighborinos!"
"Flanders Crossing, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge spanning Interstate 405, connects two iconic Portland neighborhoods — the Pearl District and the Northwest District — by reconstructing the historic street grid in Northwest Portland via NW Flanders Street."
The PBOT wrote that the crossing "honors the historic Flanders name, celebrates the Alphabet District's east-west street grid, and eases wayfinding for travelers in the area."
The PBOT claims that Ned Flanders is "a beloved cartoon character in modern cultural history," and that it was created by Portlander Matt Groening.
Groening was into the new bridge, the city said, noting that Portland has many unofficial streets and places named for Simpsons characters.
So, the National Guard gets used to get past local government not being willing to pay reasonable money for labor. Sounds like forced labor to me.
(Although, I can see driving a school bus of middle schoolers as a combat deployment.)
Posted by: ed in texas ||
09/14/2021 11:04 Comments ||
I just want a couple DIs on the bus too. Watch those brats cry.
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] US President Joe The Big Guy Biden ...46th president of the U.S. We get to suffer the consequences. So does Afghanistan, aka Biden's Bungle... has approved a disaster declaration for Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, and will travel to Sacramento on Monday to survey the damage from recent wildfires, the White House said on Sunday.
More than 6,800 wildfires large and small have blackened an estimated 1.7 million acres (689,000 hectares) within California alone this season, stretching available firefighting forces and equipment dangerously thin.
The blazes have been stoked by extremely hot, dry conditions that experts say are symptomatic of climate change during a summer fire season shaping up as one of the most destructive on record.
"President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Caldor Fire beginning on August 14, 2021, and continuing", the White House said late on Sunday.
Biden said last week that wildfires, hurricanes, and floods were hitting every part of the United States, with more than 100 million Americans affected this summer alone, as he pressed for investments to boost infrastructure and fight global warming.
Biden made fighting climate change a key plank of his 2020 presidential campaign and a top priority of his administration, but some of his goals rely on getting the US Congress to pass multitrillion-dollar legislation on infrastructure and other priorities.
This month, Biden declared an emergency in California and ordered federal assistance to boost responders’ efforts to battle the Caldor fire.
"Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments", the White House said on Sunday.
The Caldor fire, burning since mid-August, is 65 percent contained. It has led to 5 injuries and damaged 81 residential, commercial, and other structures while destroying over a thousand such structures, according to authorities.
Southwesterly winds are forecast through most of the coming week which could fan the growth of fires in the West Zone, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said late on Sunday.
[MilRu] During the drawing of practical actions of troops (forces) of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise (JSE) Zapad-2021 at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the latest B-19 infantry fighting vehicles with the Epokha combat module provided fire support to the defending units of the coalition group of troops on the main defensive line.
The armored group consisting of a BMP B-19 platoon was put into battle with the exit of the main forces of the conditional enemy to the front edge of the defense of the units of the military contingents of the armed forces of Belarus, India, Mongolia and Russia in order to increase the activity and stability of the defense during the conduct of hostilities for the retention of important borders, positions and areas.
The latest B-19 combat vehicle with the Epokha combat module is equipped with a 57-mm automatic cannon, Kornet launchers and a new Bulat guided missile system with small-sized missiles to destroy firing points and lightly armored enemy equipment.
A special feature of the information and control system of the armament of the combat module "Epokha" is the presence of a system for automated search, recognition of enemy objects, their support, preparation and issuance to the crew of the combat vehicle of proposals for the simultaneous or alternate use of two channels of fire damage.
Until we secure our southern border with the failed state of Mexico, I could care less about Europe. They don't care about us.
It frustrates me that we could easily secure the border, but for whatever reason lack the political will to do so. Ole Donnie campaigned on and largely won the 2016 election on this issue...and then sat on his hands for the first two years of his admin and did nothing about it...only to chirp about it again after we lost Congress and the election season came back around.
Trump did more than any other president to reduce illegal immigration in to the US. Having said that, he didn't do enough and what he did was too easily undone. The 2 year delay was in the federal bureaucracy delaying his efforts.
Like Frank said, revel in the alternative.
#4 Ref #3: I know you've never been fond of the man, which is of course your privilege. I hope you are reveling in the alternative.
Posted by: Besoeker
Like G said - this is a weak straw man argument.
I bought into Trump's political pitch that he was going to secure the southern border...and he didn't. Should have been job #1 day 1...in order to mitigate a clear and present danger...
FYSA - I was with a group of border agents the night Trump won and the party that ensued was crazy. We expected him to do what he said he was going to do.
Re: clear and present danger...
B - Let me clue you in - the stunning amount of cheap fentanyl, meth, and heroin pushed into the US from Mexico has a state sponsor...this is asymmetric warfare conducted against us with intent to destabilize just like the Klingons attempted to do to China via Afghan heroin...this is payback.
And the result...the fight is now here in the hills of Tennessee...a war fought by poor white men. A fight that I am in. Not over there - here.
And to all you believers in the one true president Trump...Trump is the reason we have the idiot Biden...you revel in that alternative.
[Breitbart] Putian city in southeastern China’s Fujian province sealed off more than half of its highway entry and exit points on Sunday as part of an effort by municipal authorities to contain a new, local outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus, Reuters reported on Monday.
“Among a total of 20 highway entries and exits in the city, 12 have barred vehicles from entering or leaving,” according to the news agency.
Municipal authorities barred all 3.2 million residents of Putian from leaving the city starting September 12 except for reasons deemed “essential” by local government officials.
“In principle those in Putian should not leave the city and those who must leave must hold a negative nucleic acid certificate taken within 48 hours,” Putian’s anti-epidemic group stated in a September 12 press release.
Putian health officials first detected the city’s latest coronavirus outbreak on September 10 in a few school children who live and study in Xianyou, a county within the municipal region of Putian that is home to 900,000 people.
one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, warned grocery prices are about to become even higher this year as inflation sets in.
Inflation is running hotter than previously anticipated, and prices are slated to rise an additional 2 to 3 percent over the second half of 2021, Kroger CFO Gary Millerchip said during a call with reporters.
Kroger will be "passing along higher cost to the customer where it makes sense to do so," he said on Sept. 10.
The comment comes as the price for beef, poultry, and pork have risen at grocery stores in recent months, leading White House officials to blame meat processing companies.
"Just four large conglomerates control the majority of the market for each of these three products [beef, pork and poultry], and the data show that these companies have been raising prices while generating record profits during the pandemic," said National Economic Council Director Brian Deese at a press briefing on Sept. 8.
"Those companies have seen record or near-record profits in the first half of this year," Deese said, taking aim at JBS, Tyson Foods, Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., and the National Beef Packing Company. "And that has coincided with a period where we’ve seen disproportionate increase in prices in those segments."
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack claimed that some food companies may be price-gouging, although he noted that labor and transportation costs have risen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1.) Halting/Restricting US Oil production naturally causes Higher fuel prices. Higher fuel prices cause delivery costs to increase.
2.) Doubling Min Wage increases labor coss across the whole commercial food industry.
3.) Massive DEFICIT spending decreases the buying power for imported goods, thus raising costs.
A bonus answer... Logic says if you export massive amounts of anything, it reduces local inventories and availability. So even if local demand remains the same, it results in shortages and prices increases.
..all yes, but it also allows for (Soviet Central Planning) price controls. What politician doesn't want that? If you want to control every aspect of the proles lives, it's a given (along with shortages, black markets, et al).
I am sure many foresaw the supply and logistical issues around the politically induced Scamdemic.
I am sure many decided to err on the side of caution and have been purchasing an extra week of canned goods every a month. Likely many started last year and got canned foods with best by dates of 2+ years out. To tide themselves over to the next election, when the USA has a very carefully monitored election against the Socialist-Democrats that clearly stole the last one.
Vendors I've talked to say higher prices on much less product they can deliver. 100 case order from Pepsi and you are delivered 25. Coke having problems as well as is Frito. This is not going away anytime soon.
[FoxBusiness] Americans' inflation fears hit another record in August as the price of consumer goods continued to surge, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey published Monday.
The median expectation is that the inflation rate will be up 5.2% one year from now, the 10th monthly consecutive increase and another new high for the gauge, and up 4% three years from now, the highest level since August 2013, according to the New York Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Expectations. In a few months we might be calling for Sec of Treasury Yellin's resignation. Actually we should be doing so already. Also Rouse and Bernstein at the Counsel of Economic Advisors and Young at OMB and Powell at the Federal Reserve Board
You know the Fed was established to end the cycle of crashes in the 19th century. Since then they've sat over a couple depressions (per the 1930's metrics) and several crashes (to include the one about to come). Put it on the block of agencies and departments to cut when we get around to the 2d republic.
But many J.&J. recipients are less interested in receiving a second J.&J. shot than a follow-up shot with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. They know that J.&J. seems less effective than other vaccines, and some J.&J. recipients have been frightened by reports of a very rare but serious blood clot.
Notably, numerous doctors and some prominent experts who themselves received the J.&J. vaccine have chosen to receive a follow-up Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. The list includes Bill Enright, a biotechnology C.E.O.; Zoë McLaren, a health economist; and Angela Rasmussen, a prominent virologist. The city of San Francisco also began offering a Moderna or Pfizer booster shot to J.&J. recipients about a month ago...
During a podcast interview this summer, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the C.D.C., declined to discourage J.&J. recipients from seeking out a Moderna or Pfizer shot. She said there was not enough data to be sure about the benefits and risks. But when Andy Slavitt, the podcast host and a former Biden adviser, asked her whether she would describe it as a "huge mistake," Walensky replied, "Not with what I’ve seen so far."
From the head of a notoriously cautious agency, that was a remarkable and telling statement. mRNA vaccines are, probably, the safest (and most effective - due to gradual release of antigen) vaccines ever produced.
rammer, rammer, rammer.
J&J has an "artificial" virus containing Covid spike protein's mRNA.
mRNA vaccines do the same thing via lipid vesicle
(with proteins that mediate non-destructive entry of these vesicles into cells).
Now, just think - if it was different RNA, then it would result in different protein = different immune response.
Think of it as delivering the same type of cargo by train or by truck.
no, g(r) the mrna in the vaccines is a synthetic uricil. Your body has a dozen enzymes to degrade mrna in your extracellular spaces. These mrna vaccines deliberately change the uricil to be indestructible in your body. It makes the same protein, but it doesn't degrade like your body would otherwise destroy it.
We have evolved to destroy extracellular mrna. That was for a reason, and highly conserved.
[DW] The Ig Nobel awards were an online affair this year, lauding research on beards that protect your face from punches, forms of cat-human communication, and the idea that sex can help clear your sinuses — if done well.
Science is not just for the serious. The celebrated and financially lucrative Nobel Prize Awards will be here next month — but already released are the Ig Nobel Prizes, which acknowledge offbeat, quirky and weird research that often gets overlooked.
This year, the prize for medicine went to Germany-based Olcay Cem Bulut and his group of researchers, who found that sex with an orgasm can help decongest your nose. The study tested 18 couples, and found improved breathing for up to 60 minutes after orgasm. due to the snoring? PROTECTIVE BEARDS AND UPSIDE-DOWN RHINOS
The "peace" category was won by the University of Utah's Ethan Beseris, Steven Naleway and David Carrier, who discovered that beards serve the function of protecting human faces, and are not just for aesthetics. They used a fiber epoxy composite to simulate human bone, and sheep skin as a substitute for human skin, while fleece replaced beard.
"If the same is true for human facial hair, then having a full beard may help protect vulnerable regions of the facial skeleton from damaging strikes, such as the jaw," recent graduate Beseris said.
Another striking winner was wildlife veterinarian Robin Radcliffe, whose research showed that airlifting rhinos upside down by their legs was much better for their health than transporting them on their side. "The thing I love about wildlife veterinarians is you guys have to really think on your feet and think outside the box," he said.
Scientists who studied bacteria in chewing gum stuck to the pavement, and cockroach controlling techniques on submarines also bagged awards. The biology prize winner was Susanne Schötz, author of "The Secret Language of Cats," who studied "purring, chirping, chattering, trilling, tweedling, murmuring, meowing, moaning, squeaking, hissing, yowling, howling, growling" and other cat-human communication.
The ceremony, which is usually housed at the Sanders theater at Harvard University, was an online affair this time. Winners received a paper trophy to assemble themselves, and a counterfeit Zim-bob-wean $10 trillion note.
Marc Abrahams, master of ceremonies and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine, which organizes the event, said: "If you didn't win an Ig Nobel prize this year, and especially if you did, better luck next year."
A German scientist was awarded an Ig Nobel prize for discovering that holding a pen in your mouth does not bring joy. Other winners proved that one testicle is warmer than the other and that banknotes spread disease.
[AresTechnica] The leader of Russia's space program is desperate to have Elon Musk visit him. On multiple occasions, Dmitry Rogozin has invited the founder of SpaceX to come to Kazakhstan for the October 5 launch of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying three Russians to the International Space Station.
More recently, during an interview on CNN, Rogozin gained a fair amount of publicity when he invited Musk to visit his home in Russia.
"We respect him as an organizer of the space industry and as an inventor who is not afraid to take risks," Rogozin said. Musk was welcomed "to be a guest of my family" and discuss "exploring the universe, extraterrestrial life, and how we can use space to preserve life on Earth."
"I already set the teakettle on heat," he added.
In a response on Twitter, Musk was noncommittal. It is a fool's errand to try to predict the actions of Elon Musk, but given his understandable security concerns, it's difficult to see the billionaire visiting Rogozin in Russia or attending the launch in Kazakhstan.
One might even read an ominous intent in Rogozin's invitation. The "teakettle" comment recalls the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer who in 2000 fled to the United Kingdom after becoming critical of Vladimir Putin's rise to power. Six years after leaving Russia, Litvinenko was poisoned by drinking tea laced with polonium. He died three weeks later, and Western intelligence services eventually concluded that the poisoning was conducted by Russian agents acting under the approval of Putin.
So Musk is probably not going to Russia. And he is probably not going to drink tea with Dmitry Rogozin. But it's nonetheless worthwhile to try to understand Rogozin's motivations for reaching out to Musk in this way.
Heh. As I understand it, the mammoth hunters used thick stabbing spears, tipped with a flint point. Freshly flaked flint is as sharp as a razor. If you have never seen a big Clovis point, they are a thing of beauty.
The only mammoth I've ever been near was stuffed, but it seems to me that walking up to something that big and poking it with a stick is a fairly ballsy move. Bring a bunch of friends, if only to drag your trampled carcass back to camp.
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.