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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Biden Cancels Trump Program That Targeted Sex Offenders Living In U.S. Illegally
[GOP USA] Biden has made it clear that his number one mission as president is to undo everything the Trump administration accomplished over the last four years.

His newest cancellation simply does not make sense.

Biden’s administration recently cancelled Operation Talon, a Trump administration program aimed at removing convicted sex offenders living in the United States illegally.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 10:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  His newest cancellation simply does not make sense.

Both are "victimless crimes" as seen by our betters in Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  One can be forgiven a great deal if one votes reliably Democrat.
Posted by: Angstrom || 02/25/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  But that's ok, because it is the anniversary of one of Trump's tweets!


His newest cancellation simply does not make sense.

Except hollywood entertainment costs just dropped 10%, the difference is a 1 time payment to Big Guy.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#4  He identifies too closely with the perpetrators.
"But by the Grace of God, Go I."
Posted by: Venerating Controversy6538 || 02/25/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#5  "His newest cancellation simply does not make sense."

It does if you realize that Buy-Me is jealous of other sex offenders, and hopes this will spur them to find more girls he can sniff, etc. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 02/25/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Might allow Hunter to sleep a little easier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Scortched earth attempt to completely obliterate any and all of Trump's contributions to America as President.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 02/25/2021 14:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Biden Family Pervert-Protection Order
Posted by: Heriberto Phese7676 || 02/25/2021 15:16 Comments || Top||

#9  It makes the ACLU, BLM and Capitol Letter People happy...
The Middle Class Latino that just wants a safe life --not so much.
Posted by: magpie || 02/25/2021 16:12 Comments || Top||

#10  So little girl hair sniffer Biden is fighting not to deport pedophiles? No surprise there.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2021 17:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Job-killer Joe afraid Hunter will be rounded up?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2021 19:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Professional Courtesy

One Groper to Another.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/25/2021 19:35 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Trump Appeals Suspension to Rejoin Facebook, Instagram
Win or lose, this keeps the issue in the public eye. Article is paywalled, but here are the key bits:
[EpochTimes] Former President Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
has submitted a statement of appeal to an oversight board funded by Facebook in a bid to rejoin the platform. The decision is expected to take around two and a half months.

Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who is a co-chair of the oversight board, told UK’s Channel 4 News that they are currently looking into the appeal concerning Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The board was set up to be an independent group to hear users’ appeals and is comprised of 19 former politicians, journalists, and academics.

"It’s a very high profile case but that is exactly why the Oversight Board was created in the first place," Thorning-Schmidt said.

In a statement to The Epoch Times, the board confirmed that "a user statement has been received in the case before the Oversight Board concerning President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts."

"We will have no further comment concerning that statement until the Board has issued its decision," they added.

Trump’s office did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment.

Thorning-Schmidt said that the board has 90 days to render a decision, adding that although the members would like to expedite the process, the time frame is necessary to allow for translations and experts to share their opinions.

The board is also reviewing public comments on Trump’s appeal. Thorning-Schmidt said they have already received "thousands" of public comments in this case.

On the day that the Capitol was breached as Congress was gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, Trump made two posts on Facebook that the company found objectionable and removed, publicly citing Trump’s "use of our platform to incite violent mostly peaceful insurrection against a democratically elected government."

In both of the posts, one being a video, Trump told his supporters that "we have to have peace" and told them to "go home."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Doing it "for the record" but not expecting anything...
Posted by: magpie || 02/25/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

#2  And yet he didn't try FBLie Chrissy Wray. There is punchline here somewhere but I completely forgot the joke.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2021 17:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Hey Trump start you're own internet access company. It would be bigger than Amazon, Facebook, Comcast and the rest in no time at all.
Posted by: jpal || 02/25/2021 17:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm not sure why Trump's applying to rejoin FB. Personally, I'd say screw FB. FB is acting like a bunch of morally superior clicks. Who gave them the right to be the moral arbiters for the rest of us? What gives them the right to sell our personal information to others?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2021 18:50 Comments || Top||

#5  What Who gives them the right to sell our personal information to others?

FB users do. Solution: Stop permitting them -- by dropping out of FB
Posted by: Solomon Elmitle1963 || 02/25/2021 21:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Have you actally read their terms of service? You do when you agree to it and use FacistBook.

They get a non-exclusive royalty-free, and unrestricted right to everything you post on FacistBook. Every photo, selfie, video, chat, *everything*.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/25/2021 22:09 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Ex-Capitol Police Chief: Intel Indicated Antifa, Proud Boys, Other Groups Would Join on Jan. 6
[EpochTimes] Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said that a pre-Jan. 6 intelligence assessment suggested that Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
, Proud Boys, and krazed killer groups would partake in the Jan. 6 event in Washington.

"The assessment indicated that members of the Proud Boys, white supremacist groups, Antifa, and other krazed killer groups were expected to participate in the January 6th event and that they may be inclined to become violent mostly peaceful," Sund said in a written statement (pdf) to the Senate.

It added that an "intelligence assessment indicated that the January 6th protests/rallies were ’expected to be similar to the previous Million MAGA March rallies in November and December 2020, which drew tens of thousands of participants," adding that faulty intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders’ failure to anticipate the riots.

Accused Capitol rioter John Sullivan, a self-styled Antifa activist, was arrested and charged in connection with the breach. Sullivan previously told The Epoch Times that he’s apolitical but has told other news outlets that he is Antifa or anti-fascist
...anybody you disagree with, damn them...
. Antifa is a far-left, anarcho-communist network that has engaged in violence across the country in recent years. Sullivan has also been linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, though he’s been disavowed by the leader of Black Lives Matter Utah.

Sund and other officials attempted to blame various federal agencies—and each other—for their failure to defend the building as demonstrators overwhelmed security barriers, broke windows and doors, and sent politicians fleeing from the House and Senate chambers.

But Sund told senators on Tuesday that the incident wasn’t his agency’s fault.

"No single civilian law enforcement agency—and certainly not the USCP—is trained and equipped to repel, without significant military or other law enforcement assistance, an insurrection of thousands of armed, violent mostly peaceful, and coordinated individuals focused on breaching a building at all costs," he testified.

And he argued that the incident was "coordinated," adding that some rioters had "climbing gear."

"I’m able to provide you a quick overview of why I think it was a coordinated attack. One, people came specifically with equipment. You’re bringing in climbing gear to a demonstration. You’re bringing in explosives. You’re bringing in chemical spray ... you’re coming prepared," Sund told the senators.

"The fact that the group that attacked our west front [did so] approximately 20 minutes before [former President Trump’s rally] ended, which means that they were planning on our agency not being at what they call ’full strength,'" Sund added. He noted that alleged pipe bombs found near the Republican and Democratic party headquarters in the District of Columbia were likely used to distract officers from being deployed at the Capitol building.

Acting D.C. Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee III told the Senate panel that rioters were using radio communication and hand signals.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Such pu$$ys in charge of our government is a sad thing. Other than the busloads of antifa dropped off around 12:30 at the capital the rest was organic. Pity the capital police if ISIS had attacked. Flag wavers and anthem singers are hardly dangerous.
Posted by: Spoter B || 02/25/2021 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Explosives? Oh, the pipe bombs likely planted overnight. Pure Antifa move.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/25/2021 6:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Two thirds of which were government snitches.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#4  So he reads Facebook too.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/25/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  It was a vast conspiracy coordinated by the Russians of all anti-democratic forces. A Left-Right Deviationism (as we used to say in the 70's). Fascists were involved, but also Libertarians. White Supremacists working with the Black Hebrew Israelites. Republicans. Greens. Gun owners, critics of the military, and Zionists. Housewives. Bloggers. YouTubers. The Heritage Foundation.

The list goes on and on. And you don't want to be on it citizen!
Posted by: John Brennan || 02/25/2021 13:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Blaming the Proud Boys is like blaming the Swedes for the Minneapolis looting and rioting.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2021 17:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Knowing that these violent groups would be there, why were preventive measures not taken at the Capitol? Just another government screw up, information lost on someone's desk or intentional? Would this not be in Pelosi's and McConnell's wheelhouse? We've seen this kind of shit going on in the cities throughout the past year.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2021 19:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Anyone that admits they knew ahead of time should explain why Trump's requests to send National Guard to provide security were shot down.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/25/2021 22:56 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Capitol Riot: Witnesses Contradict Democrats' Claim that Attack Was Expected
[Breitbart] Witnesses at the first major congressional hearing on the Capitol riot testified that they did not expect the building to be targeted by violence — directly contradicting what Democrats told the Senate impeachment trial earlier this month.

The hearing, held jointly by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, included Paul D. Irving, the former Sergeant-at-Arms for the House of Representatives; Michael C. Stenger, the former Sergeant-at-Arms for the Senate; and Steven A. Sund, the former Chief of the Capitol Police. All three resigned after the riot. Acting Chief Robert J. Contee III of the D.C. Metro Police also testified, as did Captain Carneysha Mendoza, who suffered burns to her face and nearly had her arm broken during the January 6 riot.

"Based on the intelligence that we received," Sund (former Chief of the Capitol Police) said, "we planned for an increased level of violence at the Capitol, and that some participants may be armed, but none of the intelligence we received predicted what actually occurred."

He later added: "No entity, including the FBI, provided any new intelligence regarding January 6th." As such, he said, the Capitol Police prepared for a protest that could become violent, but never prepared for an attack on the Capitol itself.

During the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, the House impeachment managers — all Democrats — repeatedly argued that the attack on the Capitol had been expected as a result of President Trump’s alleged "incitement."

But the witnesses disagreed. In his prepared statement, for example, Irving said that neither the FBI nor the Department of Homeland Security "assessed or forecast a coordinated assault on the Capitol like the one that took place."

Contee said in his prepared statement: "To be clear, available intelligence pointed to a large presence of some of the same groups that had contributed to violence in the city after demonstrations in November and December. The District did not have intelligence pointing to a coordinated assault on the Capitol."

Sund wrote: "Although it appears that there were numerous participants from multiple states planning this attack, the entire intelligence community (IC) seems to have missed it." Sund later added that he did not think the Capitol riot was "foreseeable," given the intelligence that was provided at the time.

Witnesses said that the attack on the Capitol was well-coordinated and well-equipped, with clear advance planning.

The riot began 20 minutes before President Trump finished his speech about the election, more than a mile away at the Ellipse.
Posted by: Ebbereger Unainter6303 || 02/25/2021 06:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the attack on the Capitol was well-coordinated and well-equipped What were they equipped with? American flags and cell phones is about all I could see in the videos and photos. Where were the deadly weapons (not counting those used by the Capital police)?
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 02/25/2021 10:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Sund is not credible.
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 02/25/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  So the Dems lied? Yawn.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/25/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Evidence that does not fit The Narrative™ will be dismissed just as it is with gerbil worming and Chinavirus.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/25/2021 11:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Meanwhile, 25,000 capital protesters and 250,000 Trump speech attendees wonder why the FBI didn't read in Facebook that they planned to storm the capital during the Stop the Steal Rally.

TW, sorry for the horribly late post. Perhaps you could place in in Friday's edition? Day job and farm work are killing my access to the burg.
Posted by: Spoter B || 02/25/2021 23:34 Comments || Top||


Neera Tanden Confirmation Vote Postponed Indefinitely
[VictoryGirlsBlog]
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2021 04:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This toxic bitch is Hillary's agent, and is supported only by Ron Klain.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2021 6:24 Comments || Top||

#2  They don't have the votes; she's cooked.
Posted by: Raj || 02/25/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  turns out Tanden forgot to delete some tweets making fun of Sen Murkowsky of Alaska

heh
Posted by: Lord Garth || 02/25/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Something about the Alaskan Snow-Blower getting high on her own supply ;-)
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#5  She has long been one of the most slanderous, vicious and deceitful partisan operatives in DC. She censored her own writers when funders demanded it. She's toxic, unhinged, and incompetent.

Sounds perfect for the job. I say yay.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

#6  This couldn't happen to a nicer person (sarc).
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2021 18:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh, dear. I put s short article in for tomorrow about how Ron Klain insisted they were gonna find the votes.

Overcome by events!
Posted by: Bobby || 02/25/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

#8  It’s ok, Bobby. The article still works with half the headline crossed out. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2021 19:58 Comments || Top||

#9  How the hell did Joe miss her for a V. P. pick?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/25/2021 20:57 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ She can't pass for Wakandan
Posted by: Chaimble Smiter of the French1886 || 02/25/2021 21:09 Comments || Top||


Biden climate policy on track to punish blue-collar America, prop up Putin, experts warn
[Just the News] "Trump's pro-America energy policies were a disaster for Russia, and the truth is Biden is a godsend for Russia," economist Steve Moore says.

In former President Donald Trump's final month in office, the United States achieved something it hadn't in more than a generation: In the final week of December, America didn't import a single drop of crude oil from Saudi Arabia for the first time in 35 years.

For many, it was a testament to Trump's America-first energy policy, which prioritized reliance on domestic production and drove global crude prices down below $50 a barrel for most of 2020 and U.S. gasoline prices to an average of about $2.30 in December.

The low prices throughout 2020 also crimped Russia's energy-dependent economy, leading to greater unrest in Moscow.

Now, a month into the Biden presidency, crude has jumped to $65 a barrel and U.S. gasoline to $2.72 per gallon due to a variety of geopolitical events. Economists and energy-state lawmakers alike fear it will continue to rise as the real impact of Democratic climate change regulation begins to be felt.

Moore said one of the ironies is that the Biden agenda will aid Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran to the detriment of U.S. markets.

Oil- and gas-dependent economies like Russia thrive when crude is north of $70 per barrel, and they suffer when it falls below $50, experts said.

"There is no doubt in my mind that the irony of the Russia collusion nonsense was that there was no one who hurt Russia more than Trump and his America-first energy policies," Moore said. "Russia really is nothing more than a third world country, with oil and gas.

"Trump's pro-America energy policies were a disaster for Russia, and the truth is Biden is a godsend for Russia."
Posted by: Ebbereger Unainter6303 || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As Designed.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/25/2021 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  That 70s Show.
Except Brezhnev is ours this time around
Posted by: Pancho Grumble2284 || 02/25/2021 0:44 Comments || Top||

#3  I think they lost their asses in the Blue Collar segment, hence a large chunk of The Big Steal.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||


Reparations commissioners slated for top federal pay grade that hasn't existed since 1978
[Just the News] Commissioners — charged with considering a national apology and reparations for slavery — are to be paid under the bill at GS-18 level, the top pay grade for federal workers until passage of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act.
Government sponsored race hustling in overdrive.
The Democrats' proposed slavery reparations commission legislation contains an outdated provision that designates top-tier GS-18 federal pay for each member of the commission it establishes.

According to the Office of Personnel Management, the highest pay grade for federal civil service employees is currently the GS-15 level, which goes up to $172,500.

The Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act sets up the commission to "address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery." The 13 colonies were under the control of Great Britain until the U.S. gained its independence in 1776.

If passed and signed into law, the bill would require the commission to "recommend appropriate remedies in consideration" of its findings after studying reparations and the history of slavery.

According to the legislation, the 13-member commission would be comprised of "persons who are especially qualified to serve on the commission by virtue of their education, training, activism or experience, particularly in the field of African American studies and reparatory justice." According to the legislation, "seven members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings."

Each member of the commission would be paid at "the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay payable for GS—18 of the General Schedule." The language of this portion of the bill appears to be outdated because the federal government's top pay levels of GS-16 through GS-18 ended with the passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
Another example of the superior ability of the Biden team when compared to their incompetent Trump predecessors. The Trumpkins would never have gotten their people non-existent pay grades. I mean, just look at how many of them were actually working for free... or a dollar, like President Trump himself.
Posted by: Ebbereger Unainter6303 || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:


Reporter Confronts Biden Spokesman: ‘You Guys are Taking Credit for Stuff that the Previous Administration Did, Right?'
[Greg Jarrett] During a White House press conference State Department spokesman Ned Price boasted about accomplishment, which an Associated Press reporter was quick to point out occurred during the Trump administration. Price said multiple companies have "engaged in good faith efforts to wind down activities" relating to the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that runs from Russia to Germany.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yup, thats why,

We are The Great Biden Global Coup d'etat™

Posted by: Wonky BidenMussolini6823 || 02/25/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Banks, financial services firms next to bow to 'woke left,' ban conservatives, warns Rep. Ted Budd
[Just the News] "It's just the next frontier for the radical left," said the North Carolina Republican, a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

A new frontier in "cancel culture" is looming on the horizon: Banking and financial services firms could ban conservative customers and others from industries targeted by the left, warns North Carolina Republican Rep. Ted Budd, a member of the House Financial Services Committee.
NO FDIC or other Fed insurance/coverage for financial firms that discriminate
The targets appear to include Republican members of Congress who voted to challenge the 2020 election results (just as some Democrats did in 2017, 2005 and 2001 without facing financial backlash). Additional possible targeted industries range from fossil fuels and firearms to for-profit colleges and payday lenders.

Affirm, a company extending installment loans for consumers to use at the point of sale to finance a purchase, confirmed to The New York Times last month that "it severed ties with MyPillow." MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a prominent supporter of former President Trump, has come under fire for his disputed claims about election integrity during the 2020 election.

Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), a member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, told "Just the News A.M." television program on Friday morning that financial institutions are coming under pressure from the left to deny services to customers, calling it "the next frontier for the radical left."

"I think all of them are feeling pressure right now," Budd said. "Just as we in elected office have to realize who our constituency is — for me, it's about 750,000 people across 10 counties in North Carolina — they have to realize who their constituents are. And that's depositors. That's real men and women go into work every day out there."

Budd, who owns a gun store and is a federally-licensed firearms dealer, said "the woke left" not only wants to push government agendas to the left, they also desire to push corporate agendas to the left.
Posted by: Ebbereger Unainter6303 || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  lot of rich conservatives too, wonder where they will put their money?
Posted by: Chris || 02/25/2021 3:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Time to separate.

Y'all can keep CuomoHomoLand, SF Chicago and LA. Go ahead and build your Wokers' Paradise, mutilate your children, shut down the police and release all your criminal monsters, run wild. Create your own Antifa Autonomous Zones... go for it and good luck to you.

But leave the real America alone.
Posted by: Cravilet McCoy6151 || 02/25/2021 3:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Already happening. It will only accelerate.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  First they used the lockdown to crush small business owners.
Then they went after individuals in any way associated with Trump or his administration.
Then they used Big Tech to go after the media companies (Parler, etc)
Then they tried to crush the oil and gas sector.
Now they're sicc'ing the bankers on us.

How long do we wait before we rise up and halt this Woke Bolshevism?
Posted by: Pearl Mussolini9788 || 02/25/2021 15:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Well Cousin, how many days, months and years are there left in the Biden-Harris Administration?

Plenty, only 38 days into it, more twilight zone episodes to come....
Posted by: Wonky BidenMussolini6823 || 02/25/2021 15:27 Comments || Top||


After 135% Spike in Chicago Carjackings, Dem REP Introduces Bill Which Would WHICH Ban ‘GRAND THEFT AUTO'
[American Crisis] Following an uptick in city carjackings and other crimes, Illinois state Rep. Marcus Evans Jr., a Democrat from the South Side of Chicago, introduced a bill last Friday that would ban the sale of "Grand Theft Auto" and other similarly violent video games," according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Evans’ bill would be an amendment to a 2012 bill which prohibited the sale of these games to minors. The new bill would "ban the sale to anyone [regardless of age] of video games depicting ’psychological harm,’ including ’motor vehicle theft with a driver or passenger present.'"

Additionally, the bill "changes the definition of a violent video game to one in which players control a character within the video game that is encouraged to perpetuate human-on-human violence in which the player kills or otherwise causes serious physical or psychological harm to another human or an animal."

"The bill would prohibit the sale of some of these games that promote the activities that we’re suffering from in our communities," Evans told the Sun Times.

Early Walker, a Chicago businessman and philanthropist, initiated "Operation Safe Pump" in January. This project is intended to stop carjackings at gas stations and shopping centers. "Safe Pump positions security guards from the Kates Detective and Security Agency in areas with high numbers of carjackings."

Walker told the Sun Times he had begun "noticing similarities in local incidents of carjackings and actions players can make in the video games."
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He's presuming these morons get their ideas from video games. As if they can't think for themselves. What a meanie.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/25/2021 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Good luck enforcing that with digital sales.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Idiot...the act spawned the game. How may yoots played GTA and are car jackers?
Posted by: Warthog || 02/25/2021 10:30 Comments || Top||

#4  typical government response. Create a problem (banning guns) and then address the problem you just created by pushing for more banning.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/25/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#5  What is their fascination with blaming and banning video games?

And here they are again, trying to swipe an entire culture as criminals because of a legal product purchase.

You gamers understand? They've been trying to ban and tax video games since at least the 90s.

You may not have a dog in the firearms topic, you may even be against them, but if they smudge the pen-on-paper legal guarantee to have the choice to purchase firearms by The 2nd Amendment, these petty tyrants are going to ban your game, make you a criminal for playing or failing to provide payment for a sin tax.

You want to play GTA? $10 each month, for each 'dangerous' game, to the Greater Chicago District to supplement the costs of whatever passes through the focus group.

In your lifetime, they convinced you taxing sugar is within their rights. How much of that tax actually goes towards diabetes and how much goes to some politician's relative's clinic front?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Government investigates government for failing the promises of government, finds you and a lack of taxes are to blame.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Magical Thinking on steroids
Posted by: magpie || 02/25/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Two words, 'Midnight Basketball'.

That'll fix it.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/25/2021 13:57 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 Anti-magical thinking - everybody know: people who play computer games shun real world.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2021 14:01 Comments || Top||


#11 

I guess Marcus Evans Jr. found a new drug.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2021 17:22 Comments || Top||

#12  Is there a new version out or does he want to ban a 10 year old game?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/25/2021 19:25 Comments || Top||

#13  /\ rjschwartz, Please don't strain his limited understanding by asking.
Posted by: magpie || 02/25/2021 22:20 Comments || Top||



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