[KFIam640] It only took long enough, but Los Angeles residents are working together to recall none other than Mayor Eric Garcetti.
What's the reason?
Well the different possibilities are endless.
Specifically though, these group of residents are upset over the increase in the city's homeless population.
Why wouldn't they be though?
Just this month the news came out the homelessness has increased in Los Angeles by 16%.
The leader of this recall effort is Alexandra Datig and she needs nearly 315,000 registered Los Angeles voters to sign n her petition in order for the effort to be certified.
Datig has put together a website filled with news clip, audio bites and more highlighting the homeless crisis in the city. In detail, she goes over why she believes there's no option left rather than recalling Eric Garcetti.
You don't have to ask John and Ken how they feel about this. For years, they've wanted Mayor Yoga Pants out of office and this finally might the fight pushed in the right direction.
What did Garcetti think?
That his beloved Angelenos were going to continue to let their city be take over by the homeless? Think again, people are finally starting to fight back. Check out the link for an audio interview of Datig by KFI's John and Ken, some rather disturbing pictures and a link to a YouTube video of a six-minute TV report on LA's Paradise Lost by Seattle's KOMO.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/21/2019 10:18 Comments ||
When you surrendered powers to a judiciary which chose to ignore the hard lessons learned about public health and sanitation to flash their virtue in the name of 'social justice', this is what it all degenerates to. It's not free speech, it's not free and peaceful assembly.
[The Federalist] In a 7-2 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court decided that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross that has stood on public land in Maryland for 94 years does not violate the First Amendment. Writing the majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito said the memorial, also known as the "Peace Cross," has become a prominent community landmark and should be upheld.
"After the First World War, the picture of row after row of plain white crosses marking the overseas graves of soldiers who had lost their lives in that horrible conflict was emblazoned on the minds of Americans at home, and the adoption of the cross as the Bladensburg memorial must be viewed in that historical context," Alito wrote. "Its removal or radical alteration at this date would be seen by many not as a neutral act but as the manifestation of ’a hostility toward religion that has no place in our Establishment Clause traditions.'"
In the concurring opinions, justices agreed that religious expression in the public square has been common throughout U.S. history and doesn’t need to be purged. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor were the two dissenters, arguing that displaying the Peace Cross on a public highway is implying that the government elevates Christianity over other faiths.
"As I see it, when a cross is displayed on public property, the government may be presumed to endorse its religious content. The venue is surely associated with the State; the symbol and its meaning are just as surely associated exclusively with Christianity," Ginsburg wrote.
Kelly Shackelford, the chief counsel to First Liberty, representead the plaintiff The American Legion in the case.
Allot of history there. Passed it many times. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the many sculptors of the Iwo Jima memorial.Very skinny Italian fellow. Within one thousand yards of the Peace Cross. The topmost hand is his. Look closely and you'll see it is the hand of an old man. Drawing of the memorial on his wall not framed and curled on the ends. He slept on an old canvas cot. He didn't speak much. I came, I went but I saw and remember. I have looked for his name but I understand 100 people were involved in this project.So he is lost to history.
Ginsburg seems to forget, if you strip the civil rights of the majority in the name of minorities it isn't a republic anymore. Christianity is a culture as much as a religion in the West. You can't separate them without dire and destructive consequence as demonstrated by numerous atheist peoples democratic republics of the 20th and 21st century.
[Babylon Bee] On Wednesday, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez somehow got her head stuck inside a bucket. She was heard yelling, "Who turned out the lights?" while repeatedly running full speed into walls. Republicans immediately pounced, using this as proof that Ocasio-Cortez is "kind of a dummy." Many journalists, on the other hand, leaped to Ocasio-Cortez's defense, saying her getting her head firmly wedged inside of a plastic bucket was further proof of her being an intelligent and dynamic politician.
"Most people don't have her scientific curiosity and intelligence," said MSNBC pundit Chris Hayes. "Someone incurious like Trump would never look at a bucket and ask ‘Could my head fit inside that?' But Ocasio-Cortez dives into such questions head first."
"She is making a bold statement," said CNN's Chris Cuomo. "The bucket on her head is from Walmart, and she is saying loud and clear that corporations have blinded us all."
Many activists also defended Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, though they seemed confused about exactly how to defend her, some talking about how buckets are important to society and others calling for the destruction of all buckets.
As for Ocasio-Cortez, she is doubling down and refusing to apologize, even though the incident caused a huge delay for the Capitol janitorial staff.
[FrontPageMag] Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister who was in Tehran meeting with “Supreme Leader” Ali Khamenei earlier this week, insisted Thursday that the footage of the IRGC crew removing the unexploded mine from the Kokuka Courageous was insufficient.
“The video is not enough,” he said. “We understand what is begin shown, sure, but to make a final assessment, that is not enough for me.”
The European Union similarly refuses to lay the blame on Iran. It released a statement saying, “While we are gathering additional information and evidence and consolidating the elements available, we will refrain from speculations and premature conclusions.”
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Posted by: 3dc ||
06/21/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
Because Iran bribed a bunch of European officials with that big pile of cash courtesy of 0bumhole, and they have proof?
Let's face it - the US could produce a video of an Iranian speed boat, with the Iranian battle flag flying, attacking a tanker in international waters, and the Europeans would still not accuse Iran of the attack.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
06/21/2019 14:57 Comments ||
...During the past week I've spoken to a number of skilled and experienced observers of the region, and every one them is hard put to make sense of Iranian motives.
In the absence of a rational explanation, let me offer this one: The mullahs are nuts. I don't mean that they are nuts in the way that a power-mad tinpot dictator is nuts, but rather that they are world-historically, existentially, and metaphysically nuts. Their character and circumstances, that is to say, impel them toward actions that would be irrational for another character under other circumstances.
Iran is dying, as I argued in my 2011 book How Civilizations Die. In a February 2017 analysis for Asia Times, I summarized the reasons for Iran's likely demise:
Iran may well become the first country in the world that will get old before it gets rich. Its fertility rate (the number of live births over the lifetime of an average woman) fell from 7 in 1979 to perhaps 1.7 today.
That produced an enormous generation of people now in their 20s to 40s who have very few children. As this generation ages, the proportion of Iranians over the age of 60 will soar from about 7% today to around 40% by mid-century.
Other countries face an aging crisis, but with ten times the per capita income: Iran’s nominal GDP per capita is only US$5,300, compared with US$56,000 for the United States, for example.No poor country can care for an elderly population comprising two-fifths of the total. Iran will undergo an economic disaster unprecedented in history. That is baked in the cake, and nothing its government can do will make much different at this late stage.
Iranians know their world is coming to an end and behave as if there is no tomorrow (which, in their case, there isn’t)...The number of marriages has fallen by 20% since 2012. In Iran, the customary marriage age range is 20-34 for men and 15-29 for women ... 46% of men and 48% of women in those age ranges remain unmarried,"according to the national statistics agency.
...Alongside the decline in marriage, a quarter of Iran’s married couples report that they cannot conceive children. A possible factor aggravating the infertility could be epidemic rates of untreated venereal disease, according to Iranian researchers, pointing to a deeper shift in social customs. Iran’s government believes that the Shia practice of "temporary marriage" is the culprit.
...The mullahs are nuts, but they aren't stupid. They know that if Iran is bottled up for the next twenty years, it will undergo an internal collapse. The alternative is to take desperate risks. The Obama administration (and, sadly, the George. W. Bush administraiton under the council of Condoleezza Rice) let Iran get away with murder--literally. The experience of the Iranian leaders teaches them that the West will back down before their threats. This time they will learn differently.
A lot of the economy is now controlled either directly or indirectly by either military or religious 'corporations'. The corruption is breathtaking and there are also problems with water shortages and pollution. The currency is debased also.
If the military and religious corporations were rational, they would overthrow the govt themselves and reform the economy so their businesses would be worth more. But that's easy to say and hard to do.
Posted by: lord garth ||
06/21/2019 11:16 Comments ||
Crazy belligerence is not a losing strategy if the adversary is a pathological masochist.
[AmGreatness] In May 2018, the Donald Trump Administration withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal.
The United States then ramped up sanctions on the Iranian theocracy to try to ensure that it stopped nuclear enrichment. The Trump administration also hoped a strapped Iran would become less capable of funding terrorist operations in the Middle East and beyond, proxy wars in the Persian Gulf, and the opportune harassment of ships transiting the Strait of Hormuz.
The sanctions are clearly destroying an already weak Iranian economy. Iran is now suffering from negative economic growth, massive unemployment and record inflation.
A desperate Iranian government is using surrogates to send missiles into Saudi Arabia while its forces attack ships in the Gulf of Oman.
...Iran hopes to provoke and embarrass its nemesis into overreacting‐or not reacting at all. If Trump does nothing, he looks weak to this Jacksonian base of supporters. But do too much, and he appears a neoconservative, globalist nation-builder. Either way, the Iranians think Trump loses. Betcha Iranians have hundreds hours of green helmet guy footage prepared
[PJ] WASHINGTON -- Burgess Owens, an author and former NFL Player who was a witness at a congressional subcommittee hearing on reparations, suggested that the Democratic Party should pay "restitution" for the "misery" it brought to his race in the past.
Burgess was referring to members of the Democratic Party who supported slavery in the Civil War era and voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Burgess, who opposes reparations, explained that he was a registered Democrat until he learned more about its history.
"I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race," Burgess said at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on Wednesday focused on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. "Lets point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40 percent of our black babies, 20 million of them."
[Free Beacon] A Minnesota man applied for and then received government food stamps for well over a year, even though he is a millionaire, in an effort to prove his belief that the eligibility requirements for the benefits in his state were too loose.
Rob Undersander’s story will be told in a Thursday House agriculture subcommittee meeting. The meeting will examine broad-based categorical eligibility requirements (BBCEs), which the Minnesota engineer exploited, for the nation’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)‐commonly referred to as food stamps.
[Breitbart] A federal appeals court held Thursday that the Trump administration’s rule that ends taxpayer family planning funding of abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood may take effect.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump administration’s request to lift national injunctions, ordered in Oregon and Washington, and a statewide injunction in California, Politico reported.
The Protect Life Rule may take effect while court cases continue.
"Absent a stay, HHS will be forced to allow taxpayer dollars to be spent in a manner that it has concluded violates the law, as well as the Government’s important policy interest in ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not go to fund or subsidize abortions," the judges wrote.
In February, the Trump Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the new rule that could block about $60 million in family planning funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers who refer girls and women for abortions.
The new regulation, which governs Title X, the federal grant program that provides funding for family planning services, prohibits the use of the funds to "perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning."
It would be good if the Judiciary got straightened out and followed the law. The cult of personality and progressivism seemed to be the guiding principles for appointing judges to this court as well (as many courts) in the recent past. It is telling that most of the 9th circuit decisions are overturned on appeal--they were acting as a bunch of rubber-stamping ciphers.
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.