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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Teen convicted in Loudon County school bathroom rape cases sentenced to 'locked residential mental health program'
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] On Wednesday, the teenager at the center of the Loudoun County bathroom sex assault scandal last year was sentenced to complete a locked residential mental health program, and will be on probation until he’s 18.The defendant in the case must also register as a sex offender. He was previously found guilty on two charges of "forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio."

District Court Judge Pamela Brooks said "this one scares me" in response to results from the teen's psychosexual evaluation, "which evaluates a person's sexual interests to see if there is a deviation from generally accepted behavior and the risk of sexual reoffending in the future," according to NBC Washington.

"Over the years this court has read many psychosexual reports, and when I read yours, frankly, it scared me. It scared me for you, it scared me for society," remarked the judge.

Brooks said that she has never ordered a juvenile to register as a sex offender, but felt it was necessary given the details of the case.

The unnamed male teen was 14 when last year it was revealed that he raped a ninth grader in the girls' bathroom while wearing a skirt, himself. The incident happened in May of 2021, but administrative staff didn't immediately notify parents about it.

The student was transferred to Broad Run High School, where he inappropriately touched a female student in an empty classroom.

According to The Daily Wire, the boy apologized to both of his victims at the sentencing hearing. But one of the victims said she won’t accept the apology until the defendant acknowledges a third victim of his. "I hope one day you tell them what you did to that girl," she said.

A fact acknowledged by the judge. Local reporting at WJLA says Loudoun County Public Schools completed their investigation into how administrators handled the two sexual assault cases. But they cite "Virginia Code and attorney-client privilege" for not sharing their findings with the public.

This story only emerged after the school board tried passing a transgendered bathroom policy, parents began asking questions, and Superintendent Scott Zeigler inaccurately denied knowledge of any bathroom assaults that had occurred on school property.

Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And when the father of one of this monster's rape victims protested, he was beaten and bloodied and accused by the head of our federal law enforcement agency of domestic terrorism.

Nightmare State
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 1:20 Comments || Top||

#2  ....IMHO, of course - YMMV, as always - but I truly wonder if this case had just as much impact in VA , if not more so, than the CRT battles did on the gubernatorial election.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/13/2022 6:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Now, time for the principal who obstructed justice.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/13/2022 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  "Blame the victim" is perfectly acceptable when a minority or politically connected individual is in the dock.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 9:31 Comments || Top||

#6  ...locked residential mental health program...

Co-ed, no doubt.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/13/2022 10:14 Comments || Top||

#7  He'll make a good Democrat.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/13/2022 11:23 Comments || Top||

Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre, has had dozens and dozens of new felony charges filed against him
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Who? Oh yeah... dimly remember him. Didn't SUV Violence Descend on him, or something?

Does this mean there's actually a trap door through which we can retrieve stories from the memory hole?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 1:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Preparing the battle space for the Guinness Book of Records all-time cushiest plea bargain.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 2:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe his bail will be more than $1,000?
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/13/2022 10:13 Comments || Top||

Two Florida women, 27 and 29, are hit with felony charges after 'throwing containers of GLITTER at man and covering his apartment in it during an argument'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Apparently a greater crime than throwing your baby in a dumpster.
  • Sarah Franks, 29, and Kaitlin O'Donovan, 27, were hit with felony charges for allegedly throwing glitter at Jacob Colon and covering his apartment

  • The pair were arguing with Colon outside of his Clearwater residence early on Monday morning before they each threw a container of glitter at him

  • They then continued to throw containers at him in his apartment after they broke in with Franks also kicking and breaking Colon's window

  • After fleeing the scene, police tracked their getaway vehicle back to their residence which was still warm and had glitter inside

  • Franks and O'Donovan were charged with felony burglary with assault or battery

  • Additionally, Franks was also charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief but has since been released on a $75,250 bond
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Related: youtube up “Glitter Bomb 4.0” for hilarious porch pirate videos. The guy works (or worked) for nasa and colors outside the lines.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/13/2022 9:09 Comments || Top||

#2  "Florida Woman".
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 01/13/2022 23:33 Comments || Top||

Ronnie Spector: Be My Baby singer of The Ronettes dies at 78
[BBC] The pop star found fame with hits such as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Walking in the Rain.

A statement from her family said she passed away at age 78 "after a brief battle with cancer".

"Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humour and a smile on her face," the statement said.

"She was filled with love and gratitude. Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard or saw her."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 01:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Eddie Money's Take Me Home Tonight(1986) made extra special by Ronnie Spector. I bought the album for this song
Posted by: magpie || 01/13/2022 3:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Anyone but the screeching waifs with their drum machines and dancers that the "entertainment industry" pushes today.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 3:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Music goes in cycles: Small Band to Big Band, melody complimenting the good singer and melody hiding the weaknesses of a singer... I miss the strong vocalists of earlier cycles.
Posted by: magpie || 01/13/2022 4:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Give me Pat Benatar, Debbie Harry or Karen Lawrence.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 4:20 Comments || Top||

#5  For sure Pat Benatar!
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 01/13/2022 6:14 Comments || Top||

#6  ...And she had the opportunity to see Phil in prison and shuffle off his mortal coil in the process.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/13/2022 6:25 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Former SEAL Rep. Dan Crenshaw demands investigation after whistleblower claims female captain in special forces selection quit three times but Air Force persuaded her stay so she could be first to pass
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Air Force is asking for an investigation following claims an unqualified female airman was pushed through special tactics officer training after quitting

  • Had the woman completed the 2-3 year program, she would become the first woman to make it into the elite special tactics field

  • The anonymous account which made the original accusations named the trainee as Captain Morgan Mosby

  • Questions have been raised as to whether the female airman received preferential treatment to stay in the pipeline having allegedly quit multiple times

  • Various allegations have been posted on social media in which the female candidate quit three times but was then reinstated or rejoined 'pipeline training'

  • The female airman was said to have quit training, twice during water sessions and also during a solo land navigation course

  • She was also allegedly given more chances to prove herself and received preferential treatment that was not given to other male trainees who quit
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2022 00:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...There's also a world-class witch hunt going on right now over who leaked this. Bunch of people need to lose their jobs over this one.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/13/2022 4:45 Comments || Top||

#2  The military is all-in on checking every box except "win."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 4:52 Comments || Top||

#3  We need...to find...who...assumed...GENDER!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  We never had the lady’s name before…
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/13/2022 11:07 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm glad Crenshaw guards his former profession so closely. Maybe he could extend that concern to the rest of us instead of being a creepy political wh0re.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 11:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Feels like Crenshaw has his sights on being the next McStain.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/13/2022 12:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Yes, making the same mistake so often made. Continuing to fret about the last job.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 12:23 Comments || Top||

#8  How can a former Navy Seal fail to understand "Give us the tools and don't ask."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 12:27 Comments || Top||

USA Today deletes controversial pedophilia tweets, stealth-edits headline
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] A leading American newspaper published a controversial article about pedophiles, and the controversy heightened after the news outlet's social media account deleted its initial accompanying remarks about the piece.

USA Today attempted to reframe the controversial topic of pedophilia as something that's "misunderstood." A majority of the piece brings up how child molesters complicate the public image of pedophiles.

One of the quotes in the pieces comes from psychologist, author, and "internationally recognized expert" Anna Slater, who says there are people who "molest kids because they're scared of adult women. They molest kids to get Dire Revenge, but they don't actually have an age preference for prepubescent children."

The theme of the article tries to argue the psychological situation of pedophiles, claiming it's a condition they're born with.

USA Today later deleted a thread of tweets that espoused the same talking points from the article and were met with a heavy ratio on Twitter.

The headline has been edited from "What the public keeps getting wrong about pedophilia" to "The complicated research behind pedophilia."
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yup. Called it years ago. Pedophiles are next after trans. How could it not be? People don't control what they're attracted to, right? And according to them being attracted to children is no different from being attracted to other men.

They will make it legal and normal if we do not stop them.
Posted by: Punky Elmigum9411 || 01/13/2022 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Cannibals have rights too!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  I have heard it said that slaying of the unborn has "put this land under a curse." The longer I live on this old ball, the more I tend to agree with the theory.

Apologies to Sodom and Gomorrah. They may have had nothing on us.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 7:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I do like the idea of "Dr." Jill being turned into a pillar of salt...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 7:58 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ note both urban areas. Grouping together makes easier to target.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/13/2022 7:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Imagine the "cordon sanitaire" you would have to have to keep the ped0s and cannibals in their approved areas.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 8:01 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ The human zoo.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 8:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Zoo implies upkeep. I consider pedos an imminent threat waiting for an opportunity. Not just the natural ones, the groomed ones too, since they've had the taste.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 10:55 Comments || Top||

#9  USA Today attempted to reframe the controversial topic of pedophilia as something that's "misunderstood."

I don't think parents of abused children are going to accept this "woke" view of child-buggers.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2022 18:32 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Seattle cop shoots dead naked burglar who stabbed to death K-9 dog Jedi in the line of duty and injured another officer
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No one will care because the dead guy is white.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 01/13/2022 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  PETA won't even care because it was a police dog...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 8:46 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Man Allegedly Kills Three Female Children, Refrigerates Bodies In Enugu
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Snacks?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2022 9:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Right on top of the Tombstone pizzas...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 10:22 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 Boyfriend is arrested after cops find the headless torso of missing woman believed to be his girlfriend in the freezer of his New Orleans home - next to a saw with flesh on it

Posted by: Skidmark 2022-01-13 10:07

"...Sources say he denied it, saying, 'I do not like green legs and hands.'"

I'm sorry.

(I'm not sorry)

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/13/2022 10:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, the temperatures are usually in the 90s.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 12:01 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
‘Putin is not stupid’
[19fortyfive] American Who Spent 182 Days on the Battlefield Speaks Out on Ukraine and Russia: One US civilian has been to Ukraine and seen the border skirmish between Moscow and Kyiv up close and personal. Policy institute president and defense and national security expert Dr. Phillip Karber has visited Ukraine 36 times in the last eight years and has spent a total of 182 days at the front lines of various battlefields observing combat.

1945 caught up with Karber, who heads the Potomac Foundation, for a wide-ranging, detailed, and insightful interview about the situation in Ukraine and Russia. 1945 Defense Editor Brent Eastwood conducted the interview.
Here's someone at least who thinks the Ukranine could hold its own
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/13/2022 09:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:

NATO ignores Russian de-escalation initiatives
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[RIA Novosti] NATO 's ignorance of Russia 's de-escalation initiatives creates preconditions for incidents and conflicts, and undermines the foundations of security, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

A meeting of the Russia- NATO Council was held in Brussels on Wednesday.

"It was indicated that the Russian side has repeatedly offered the alliance to take measures to de-escalate the situation. Russian initiatives were ignored. This creates the preconditions for incidents and conflicts, and undermines the foundations of security," the message said.

Bilateral talks were also held in Geneva on Monday between the delegations of Russia and the United States. Talks in the Russia- OSCE format are scheduled for Thursday in Vienna.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...In fairness, 'Russian De-Escalation initiatives' generally translates to, "Give us what we want and maybe we won't do anything. Until next time."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/13/2022 6:22 Comments || Top||

#2  In fairness, 'Russian De-Escalation initiatives' generally translates to, "Give us what we want and maybe we won't do anything. Until next time."

Helluvua deal.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2022 6:45 Comments || Top||

Russian Bad Weather Report
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
Krasnoyarsk is expected to reach −17 deg C, at night - to −25 deg C
[REGNUM] On Thursday, January 13, Krasnoyarsk will be partly cloudy, sometimes light snow, the air temperature is -17 to -15 deg C, ice on the roads. This is reported by the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation.

At 07:10, it was -16 deg C at Teatralnaya Square.

At night from 13 to 14 January it is expected to reach −25 to −23 deg C, cloudy, no precipitation.

The speed of the north wind is 2-7 m/s. Pressure - 742 mm Hg.

On Friday, January 14, in Krasnoyarsk up to -20 to -17 deg C, cloudy with clearings, no precipitation. At night - up to −25 to −23 deg C.

On Saturday, January 15, Krasnoyarsk is expected to reach −18 to −16 deg C during the day and up to −21 to −19 deg C at night. Partly cloudy, no precipitation.

According to forecasts of the Central Siberian UGMS, on January 13, in the south of the Taimyr Municipal District (MR), in some places a very strong south wind is expected on gusts of up to 17-27 m/s, a blizzard.

In the north of the central regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the air temperature at night is up to -31 to -26 deg C, in some places up -39 to -37 deg C.

On January 13-14, in the central and southern regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in Khakassia and Tuva, there is ice on the roads, in the mountainous regions there is an avalanche hazard.

Meteorologist warned of "diamond dust" in the Moscow sky
[REGNUM] The strongest cold snap since the beginning of the year, which will lead to the appearance of "diamond dust" in the air, is expected on January 13 in Moscow. Yevgeny Tishkovets, a leading employee of the Phobos weather center, announced to reporters on January 12 .

As the meteorologist specified, the air temperature in Moscow will drop to –20 degrees, in the south of the Moscow region –15 to–20 degrees is expected, in the north of the region there will be frosts down to –20 to–25 degrees.

With such anomalous cold and high humidity in the air in the morning can be observed the smallest ice crystals, which experts call "ice needles" or "diamond dust", or "precipitation from the clear sky." They appear as a result of freezing of water vapor.

In the light of the Sun or Moon, ice crystals can sparkle like many diamonds and cause various optical phenomena, such as pillars of light or a false moon. Such optical phenomena in European mythology always portend bad weather.

Earlier , IA REGNUM reported that in Moscow, the "yellow" level of weather hazard due to icy conditions has been extended.

Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If Radio Moscow had broadcast similar reports in 1940 to a certain central european country...
Posted by: borgboy || 01/13/2022 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Ok, everything up there ^^^^^^^ is fine, it is called "normal", Russian Bad Weather Report - Sherley You Jest.
Posted by: Shaling Untervehr3688 || 01/13/2022 0:25 Comments || Top||

#3  I live in Winnipeg. These temperatures would not be worth noting here. -39 C is harsh but it happens. -15 C is a nice day. Lows of -23 to -25 happen all the time. I don't even have to plug in my car until it goes down to -26.
Posted by: Chemist || 01/13/2022 1:38 Comments || Top||

Kazakhstan Detains Nearly 1,700 More after Violent Unrest
[An Nahar] Kazakh authorities said Wednesday they detained 1,678 more people in the past 24 hours over their alleged participation in the violent mostly peaceful unrest that rocked the former Soviet nation last week, the worst since Kazakhstan gained independence three decades ago.The additional detentions, reported by authorities in Almaty, the country's largest city that was hit the hardest by the turmoil, brought the total number of arrests to about 12,000. More than 300 criminal investigations into mass unrest and assaults on law enforcement officers have been opened.

Protests over soaring fuel prices erupted in the oil- and gas-rich Central Asian nation of 19 million on Jan. 2 and quickly spread across the country, with political slogans reflecting wider discontent over the country's authoritarian government.

As the unrest mounted, the authorities attempted to mollify the protesters and announced a 180-day cap on fuel prices. The ministerial Cabinet resigned, and Nursultan Nazarbayev
...served as the President of Kazakhstan since the Fall of the Soviet Union and the nation's independence in 1991. Contrary to commonly held belief, there is a difference between Kazakhs and Cossacks: Kazakhs have mustaches. Cossacks wear those great big hats. Or maybe it's the other way around...
, the country's former longtime leader, was ousted from his influential post of head of the National Security Council.

Still, over the next few days, the demonstrations turned violent mostly peaceful, with dozens of civilians and law enforcement officers killed.

In Almaty, Kazakhstan's former capital and largest city, protesters set government buildings on fire and briefly seized the airport. The unrest was largely quelled by last weekend.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has blamed the unrest on foreign-backed "terrorists" and requested help from the Collective Security Treaty Organization, or CSTO, a Russia-led military alliance comprising of six ex-Soviet states. The bloc authorized sending 2,500 troops to Kazakhstan.

Tokayev said Tuesday that the CSTO will start withdrawing its troops this week, as they have completed their mission and the situation in the country has stabilized.

Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under:

Energy Monitor Blames Russia for Worsening Europe Gas Crisis
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe it's winter?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2022 9:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Is there nothing that cannot be blamed on the Russian? Little wonder they appear to be the victims of sort of genetic paranoia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Europe could tend their own house, yet choose not to. That isn't Russia's fault.

Same with the USA, this isn't OPEC's fault.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  It's definitely Russia's fault the Euros shut down a bunch of existing nuke & coal plants in favor of an imaginary future of cheap, free, and useless renewables. Call it the Reverse Tar Baby strategy. "Please let me throw myself into the bear's maw!"
Posted by: SteveS || 01/13/2022 15:36 Comments || Top||

#5  #2 Is there nothing that cannot be blamed on the Russians?

All God's chilluns got Wascally Wusskies. Democrats, Nevah-Trumpas, Chermans too. All God's chilluns.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 15:49 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ I'ma have some Russian vodka, me. I have slovaks and germans in my family tree. They all hated ukranians.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 15:54 Comments || Top||

Inflation in 2021 7.0%; Highest since 1982
[BLSGOV] Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.8 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.0 percent before seasonal adjustment.
This BLS report doesn't show the time series to the 1980s. But that info is available many places. The peak inflation in the Carter years was 1979 when it was above 13%. What is remarkable to me is that 10 year and 30 year Treasury Bonds are about 1.7% and 2.1% respectively. Finally, the Eurozone inflation rate in 2021 was about 5% so the USA underperformed even that measure.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stagflation, comin' right up
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 1:24 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Carter redo. They never learn.
Posted by: Dale || 01/13/2022 4:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Carterflation was tragedy and we got Reagan and Volcker. Bidetflation is farce and we will get some lunatic MMT acolyte at the Fed no matter who is elected prexident.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 4:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Learn how to cook -- cheaper and (probably) healthier
Posted by: magpie || 01/13/2022 4:27 Comments || Top||

#5  I like to cook, grill, load up my smoker. Haven't had fast food in a year. Burned out on packaged snacks. Eating out is a rare treat and venues are chosen accordingly. It's all good.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 4:30 Comments || Top||

#6  I had a pole barn built about a year and a half ago for about 10$/sf (3000 sf). Freind got a price last week for about 17$/sf (1500sf less options) same people. so I question 7%. more like 70% in this case.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/13/2022 7:08 Comments || Top||

#7  When I got my roof done last year the contract specified plywood would be priced upon delivery. The contractor's guesstimate was fair, but it was still very expensive plywood compared to just 6 months earlier. It's stupidly more expensive now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 7:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Ref #6: I told my Speed Queen washer and dryer story a week or so ago. Yes, I question the 7% as well.

Worthless bastids.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 7:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Producer prices soared by 9.7% in December, biggest gain on record
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2022 9:24 Comments || Top||

#10  What nobody is looking at is the vast inflation of the money supply and the Fed's balance sheet, couples with all the other central banks' hocus-pocus could lead to a conflagration that will make the Jimmuah Cahtah era look like good times. And if it is a runaway situation, there is nothing that political venality will be able to do to stop it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 9:28 Comments || Top||

#11  All of those brilliant minds and no one knows how to balance a checkbook.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 9:35 Comments || Top||

#12  Only people with finite incomes need to understand budgeting. That's why money needs to be decoupled from gummint. Which is different from money being decoupled from politics, thought they are obviously related.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 9:41 Comments || Top||

#14  The Marxists *do* understand supply and demand curves (and thus basic economics). The give-away that they at their core understand the subject is the Biden gesture to release supply from the strategic reserve. Only those who "get" supply and demand aka "basic economics" would make such a move.

They're self-indulgent liars with the rest of their policy decisions. Once you "get" supply and demand, you can no longer just sweep it away when you don't like how it conflicts with a pet theory/fantasy.

We'll never be able to have an intelligent conversation with the rank-and-file leftists on this matter because they made sure to dumb-down the education system.
Posted by: Crusader || 01/13/2022 10:28 Comments || Top||

#15  ^ They don't "get" supply and demand enough to understand that a tiny, temporary distortion will not solve their problems.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 10:32 Comments || Top||

#16  I told my Speed Queen washer and dryer story a week or so ago. Yes, I question the 7% as well.

Appliances are a solid 15%. My health insurance jumped 20%. Had a supplier call and suggest tagging certain items up 30% or I won't afford to replace them. I've been food shopping.

I"d like to know what has been included to lower the number to 7%...it isn't bullshit; that is up too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 10:51 Comments || Top||

#17  And to make it even more unpalatable, new appliance (and other larger item) deliveries can often run 6-8 weeks after order.

'Supply Chain Issues' and all that.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/13/2022 11:01 Comments || Top||

#18  If they're going to compare now to 1979 they should use the same "basket" of items that made up the CPI in 1979. I suspect that would be a very ugly number.
Posted by: Matt || 01/13/2022 11:04 Comments || Top||

#19  Front page of the wife's Dallas Morning News noted the 7% and blamed the pandemic and supply chain issues.

Therefore, it'll go away in a few months, right?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/13/2022 11:41 Comments || Top||

#20  Stolen elections have dire consequences. Obama and Biden's legacy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2022 11:51 Comments || Top||

#21  Really pushing the 7% as truth, and that it because of covid instead of the response to covid.

Deflate and deflect.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 12:10 Comments || Top||

#22  the leftist media's campaign to absolve Biden of inflation is only partly working

his approval was at 33% last week

for comparison, Istar was in the upper 30s, Waterworld in the upper 40s

Gigli was about 10 (averaging the review and audience) so Biden isn't at that level yet
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/13/2022 12:15 Comments || Top||

#23  Even lower than 33 among independents, whomever they may be.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2022 12:29 Comments || Top||

#24  All of those brilliant minds and no one knows how to balance a checkbook.

Of course they know. They're just wine. Larry Summers spilled the beans on this nonsense last spring when he said Magoo's stimulus was too big by a factor of 8 or 9.

Summers said what everyone knew but refused to say: shoot $2 or $3 trillion into the economy with a bazooka while locking people down, cutting back on oil supply, and paying them not to work, and you'll get hyperinflation.

So effing obvious. We knew these hopeless clowns were lying.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 13:55 Comments || Top||

#25  * they're just *lying*.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 13:55 Comments || Top||

#26  Fauxi's approval is below Joes today. Uh oh...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 13:56 Comments || Top||

#27  A key inflation measure climbed to a record high in 2021, as pandemic price hikes just aren’t going away.
The US producer price index, which tracks what America’s producers get paid for their goods and services on average over time, rose 9.7% last year, not adjusted for seasonal swings. It was the biggest calendar-year increase since the data series began in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Stripping out prices for food, energy and trade services, which measures the changes in margins received by wholesalers and retailers, the inflation index rose 6.9% last year, compared with a modest 1.3% increase in 2020.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/13/2022 13:57 Comments || Top||

#28  We (non dem voters) didn't start the fire...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 13:59 Comments || Top||

#29  And building a wall 10" high around the White House suddenly seems to make sense....
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/13/2022 14:07 Comments || Top||

#30  PSA To All Rantburgers:
Look up your vaccination code, then go to How Bad Is My Batch for a complete list of adverse events compiled by the VAERS system for your particular vaccine batch.

No joke. No sarc. Per Malone on his substack today: "According to the website above, the data reported in VAERS, reproduced on the site, show that adverse events triggered by Moderna batches have varied widely.

"5% of the batches appear to have produced 90% of the adverse reactions

"Some Moderna batches are associated with 50 x the number of deaths and disabilities compared to other batches."

Again, this is actual VAERS data. I looked up my / my family's batch and we found only nine adverse events. Malone found 742 for his batch, along with 8 deaths, 16 disabilities, and 13 life-threatening illnesses.

Good luck,
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 15:39 Comments || Top||

#31  ^ But, zey know nosink...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 15:44 Comments || Top||

#32  #30 Thanks for the PSA.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2022 17:59 Comments || Top||

#33  Re inflation ... they're not accounting for the rise in the cost of shelter (rent, mainly). Try 12% total inflation rate.

David P. "Spengler" Goldman is on the case -- this means the real inflation rate i.e. that includes the cost of shelter is more like 11-12%:

Worst Inflation Since '82 is Huge Underestimate

This time, the CPI rent inflation rate of 4.2% undershot the private rental data. As old leases expire and new leases are written, the CPI index for shelter should rise by 14 percentage points. Shelter makes up 32.3% of the CPI, so 14 percentage points in the cost of shelter would add another 4.5 percentage points to the headline inflation number.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 21:54 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
Cop Who Killed Ashli Babbitt Never Interviewed By Investigators, Now Back In Charge Of House Security
[Federalist via Rantingly] Within four months of the shooting, Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Justice Department.

When U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd went on "NBC Nightly News" to tell his side of shooting and killing unarmed Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt, he made a point to note he’d been investigated by several agencies and exonerated for his actions that day.

"There’s an investigative process [and] I was cleared by the DOJ [Department of Justice], and FBI and [the D.C.] Metropolitan Police," he told NBC News anchor Lester Holt in August, adding that the Capitol Police also cleared him of wrongdoing and decided not to discipline or demote him for the shooting.

Byrd then answered a series of questions by Holt about the shooting, but what he told the friendly journalist he likely never told investigators. That’s because he refused to answer their questions, according to several sources and documents reviewed by RealClearInvestigations.

In fact, investigators cleared Byrd of wrongdoing in the shooting without actually interviewing him about the shooting or threatening him with punishment if he did not cooperate with their criminal investigation.

"He didn’t provide any statement to [criminal] investigators and they didn’t push him to make a statement," Babbitt family attorney Terry Roberts said in an RCI interview. "It’s astonishing how skimpy his investigative file is."

Roberts, who has spoken with the D.C. MPD detective assigned to the case, said the kid-glove treatment of Byrd raises suspicions the investigation was a "whitewash." The lawyer’s account appears to be backed up by a January 2021 internal affairs report, which notes Byrd "declined to provide a statement," D.C. MPD documents show.
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#1  Shitshow in the USSA
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/13/2022 10:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Melanin Exemption on display, as murder is overlooked for political advantage.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/13/2022 13:59 Comments || Top||

#4  I see this guy taking early retirement WitSec in November.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 14:00 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Peru's Wari empire may have mixed hallucinogenic seeds into beer to maintain political control and help leaders bond with ordinary people over 1,000 years ago, researchers say
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Got your booster?

"Less filling, tastes....whoa!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Don't give Dems any ideas...please.
Posted by: borgboy || 01/13/2022 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Bustier, ja
Booster, nein
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/13/2022 1:32 Comments || Top||

#3  So there were always some Liberal Democrats around? Drugging the masses into accepting their insincere smiles and fake words?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/13/2022 4:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Isn't "legalized hallucinogens" a thing in the Pacific northwest these days?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 4:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Also seems to be the next thing in Fighting Covid.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 13:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Only thing you aren't allowed to take for COVID is anything that works.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 13:24 Comments || Top||

#7  "And in health news today, in an effort to flatten the curve, President Harris has issued an executive order everyone be provided a -quote- Fat J a day for two weeks. The President signified the event by -again quote- blowing a spliff, and then proceeded to explain how Tupac Shakur is still alive for 45 minutes straight."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 13:49 Comments || Top||

#8  She likes to suck on something, but I don't think it's a fattie...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 13:54 Comments || Top||

#9  ..and then there's the whole human sacrifice thingy but we just need to look past that.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 01/13/2022 15:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Well, they don't rip your heart out anymore. The vax just wrecks it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 15:08 Comments || Top||

#11  I came across some cocoa based energy drink or something the other day; pitch went something like, "Drink cocoa like Mayan royalty."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2022 15:58 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ Almost as much slavery involved in cocoa as in Crapple phones.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/13/2022 16:03 Comments || Top||

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