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-Lurid Crime Tales-
6 Capitol Police Officers Suspended, Another 29 Investigated For Alleged Roles In Jan. 6 Riot
[Huffpoo] Six Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay and 29 others are under investigation for their alleged roles in the riot last month, CNN and Fox News reported Thursday.

"Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline," a department spokesperson stated.

Images of apparently friendly and encouraging officers were posted on social media during and shortly after the Jan. 6 riot. Five people lost their lives in the attack, including fellow Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Two other officers later died by suicide.

According to Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), one of the suspended officers took a selfie with a person who was part of the mob that overtook the Capitol. Another wore a "Make America Great Again" hat and appeared to direct rioters around the building.

Two accused rioters informed the FBI that a Capitol police officer told them: "It’s your house now" after they busted into the Capitol.

At least seven officers in five other police departments have also come under investigation for their alleged role in the Capitol attack.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 06:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6540 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Five people lost their lives in the attack, including fellow Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Two other officers later died by suicide.

Reads like a Fort Marcy Park history tour.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed in the Capital Protest. Four others died of natural causes.
Posted by: Spoter B || 02/19/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. ...

A flat out lie. there is no cause of death related to the riots stated on his death certificate and his family states that it was natural causes.

When will the Left be done dragging his corpse around to use as a cudgel (figuratively speaking). Plus the man was a Trump supporter.

This is disgusting. Who will hold Huffpost accountable?
Posted by: Ulavitle Whotch6765 || 02/19/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Would it be impolite of me to point out that just a day or two back, the CP had an overwhelming vote of 'no confidence' in its leadership?

I can see discipline for the two guys who took pics and were wearing MAGA hats. But all of a sudden, an appreciable fraction of the CP is now under investigation? Either they were no good to begin with, or the leadership is afraid that their malfeasance is going to be exposed.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 02/19/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  With a name like Yogananda Pittman, I'll take Door # 2, Mike.
Posted by: Raj || 02/19/2021 9:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Gotta make sure there are no Gulanists.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/19/2021 14:49 Comments || Top||

#7  #3 Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. ...
A flat out lie.

Died of natural causes, not blunt force trauma.

George Floyd, murdered?
A flat out lie.
Died of fentanyl overdose (4x the lethal amount in his bloodstream per the Medical Examiner!) -- not asphyxiation or strangulation.

Michael Brown, murdered?
A flat out lie.
Shot after physically assaulting & threatening to take the gun of and kill an officer -- per 3 different investigations by a grand jury, Holder's DOJ, and the new left-wing DA.

"Systemic police racism" killing thousands of blacks?
A flat out lie.
Total # of killings of unarmed black suspects in US each year = 10-15.
Total # of killings of all black suspects including those violently resisting arrest are FEWER THAN # of killings of white suspects.

"Black Lives Matter is a peaceful reform movement tgat seeks racial justice."
A flat out lie.

BLM is a radical Marxist revolutionary movement whose founders were trained, mentored, inspired and supported by domestic terrorists who came out of the Weather Underground and other violent 1970s-era terror groups. Their goal is to destroy policing and overthrow the established powers, and their m.o. includes violence.
Posted by: Phailet Phavitle3667 || 02/19/2021 15:00 Comments || Top||

#8  #4
They’re purging conservatives.
Only like minded can serve.

Mind you the dems know where all the leaks came from the last four years.
IIRC didn’t Trump have trouble with the Cap Police in his first few months?
Posted by: Xyz || 02/19/2021 15:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Correct me if I'm wrong, last I knew the CP were armed tour guides and operated the motorcade gate.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/19/2021 15:47 Comments || Top||

#10  Just in case you might be wondering

This is Yogananda Pittman




Mom must have thought long and hard to come up with her baby's name. Wonder what her nick name was as she grew up... any ideas ?
Posted by: Angoluter Thaviting2571 || 02/19/2021 16:25 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ Yogi Bear?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/19/2021 16:30 Comments || Top||

#12  Nanda Panda ?
Posted by: Herb Grundy6133 || 02/19/2021 16:35 Comments || Top||

#13  "There won't be no right wing Rwanda
On my watch!" Beneath the verandah
Of Washington city,
A peaceable pittie
Lies, dreaming: "Yo, sic, Yogananda!"
Posted by: Ho Chi Shusogum5632 || 02/19/2021 17:08 Comments || Top||

#14  Chris Matthews used to be a Capitol cop. That tells me that they don't take the cream of the crop.
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/19/2021 19:17 Comments || Top||

#15  Wonder what her nick name was as she grew up

Annie.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/19/2021 20:07 Comments || Top||

#16  Yogananda Pittman

= Maga? Not! (A pity. Damn!)
Posted by: Snealet Ghibelline4068 || 02/19/2021 21:42 Comments || Top||


California deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding mom in front of her kids
[NYP] A California deputy fatally shot a woman in front of her two young children as she charged at another cop with a knife, graphic video shows.

The footage, released Wednesday by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, shows 33-year-old Ariella Crawford walking along a road in Alta Sierra with her two young children when Deputy Caleb Toderean approaches her.

A nearby resident had called 911 on Feb. 4 to report a woman walking in the middle of the road amid "significant traffic," sheriff’s officials said.

The video shows Crawford becoming immediately upset as the deputies approach, prompting her to pull out a large knife.

"For reasons yet unknown, Ms. Crawford was very upset with the presence of our deputies despite one of them saying she was not in any trouble," Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon said.

Toderean tells Crawford she is "not in trouble or anything like that" and denies that he is going to touch the woman’s babies, the clip shows.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 03:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6585 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Sad it happen, as she was likely have a Mental Emotional episode. Having small kids in the middle of the road with traffic could only have resulted in massive trauma, if not death to the kids and herself.

With all that said....
Knives kill whether in front kids or not.

I have to ask "No taser?" available between Deputy Caleb Toderean and Deputy Matthew Harrison ?


Either way Ariella Crawford with a large knife in the middle of the road attacking LEO is justification enough.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 02/19/2021 6:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Had a guess. Looked at video. Bingo.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/19/2021 7:10 Comments || Top||

#3  I suspect drug free, clear thinking and common sense played no role.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 7:13 Comments || Top||

#4  p.s. New martyr to replace George Floyd?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/19/2021 7:18 Comments || Top||

#5  They deployed a taser, first
Posted by: Frank G || 02/19/2021 7:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Don't want to be shot in front of your kids, don't attack police in front of your kids.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/19/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Alan Snackbar mentioned.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 02/19/2021 9:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Both of these cops need to be suspended without pay. The officer with the Taser waited way too long to use it. It was obvious that she was disturbed and both of these Bozo's allowed the situation to get out of hand. She was clearly working herself up for an attack.

If she had been tased sooner there might not have been as much adrenaline and the taser might have been effective.
Posted by: Elmenter Ulerenter5192 || 02/19/2021 10:07 Comments || Top||

#9  The perps still will sue the LEOs for taser deployment EU5192 ("She turned me into a Newt!"), and the officers are taught to restrain themselves before using them.

We weren't in that room and videos don't always convey the minor body language or situational tensions in such encounters.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/19/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#10  Saved the lives of the kids. Dragging them out into traffic to get run over by her shows she had plans to die and take them out with her somehow that very day.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 02/19/2021 11:36 Comments || Top||

#11  We weren't in that room and videos don't always convey the minor body language or situational tensions in such encounters.

I don't know what video you watched, but the one I saw clearly showed her to be agitated and working herself up.

Saved the lives of the kids. Dragging them out into traffic to get run over...

She was walking on the side of the road, there was no sidewalk that I could see. It was a neighborhood side street and traffic was almost non existent. You have no way of knowing whether she intended to hurt those kids. It certainly did not seem that way to me. Who knows what sort of emotional trauma she was trying to deal with by going for a walk. These cops screwed the pooch as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Elmenter Ulerenter5192 || 02/19/2021 12:17 Comments || Top||

#12  Elmenter Ulerenter5192, no. She screwed the pooch by going after one of the cops with a knife.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 02/19/2021 12:43 Comments || Top||

#13  The officer with the Taser waited way too long to use it. It was obvious that she was disturbed and both of these Bozo's allowed the situation to get out of hand.

Then your issue is with the BLM training, not the cops.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/19/2021 13:54 Comments || Top||

#14  It's also surprising they didn't try baton strikes on her weapon arm. She was a housewife, not a gang member who's lived in a gym for a few years while in prison.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/19/2021 14:15 Comments || Top||

#15  Clearly California street schooling is working.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/19/2021 16:18 Comments || Top||

#16  A nearby resident had called 911 on Feb. 4 to report a woman walking in the middle of the road amid "significant traffic," sheriff’s officials said.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 02/19/2021 23:12 Comments || Top||


TV Reporter Robbed At Gunpoint During Live Broadcast
[CitizenFreePress] A TV reporter is robbed at gunpoint on-air in broad daylight outside a football stadium in Ecuador. Journalist Diego Ordinola was reporting for DirecTV Sports when the incident occurred outside the Isidro Romero Carbo Monumental Stadium – home of club Barcelona SC.
Posted by: Therefore Convoluted0420 || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Why Aren't School Districts Giving Taxpayers a Refund?
[pjmedia.com] School districts across the country have suspended in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many continue to do so despite the fact that children are far less likely to contract the virus or to spread it to adults. At least one school board experienced a financial windfall due to its shift to remote instruction, and it provided a refund to taxpayers. Perhaps this should form a model for school districts across the country.

The school board in Naperville, Ill., announced it would distribute $10 million back to taxpayers, The Washington Examiner reported. This tax refund translates to $200 to $500 for the typical family. That will not make up for the months of "remote learning" when parents had to supervise children as they took lessons on a computer screen, but it will certainly help.

Much more at link, including how much taxpayers should get back!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 02/19/2021 06:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6527 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The refund should go to the children's parents, who have been forced to spend thousands per child on tutors to supplement or undo the damage from their public schools' shitty distance learning classes.

Those stupid Zoom classes have been nothing short of a disaster.

Some kids don't even show up. Teachers aren't prepared, can't manage the class, dial in from the road or while off skiing or otherwise on vacation. Even the kids who are conscientious and still trying are giving up due to burnout from screen time.

All the national education stats since the kids were sent home show that achievement is down across the board: reading and math scores compared to pre-COVID are down by about 25% for kids in majority white public schools and down by over 40% in majority black public schools.

Mind you, that's a decline from an already low performance level. This is the death spiral for US public education. Don't think for a second that this is not going to hurt what's left of our Republic and our economy. Here comes serfdom
Posted by: Zenobia Unaviling8140 || 02/19/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#2  We had to withdraw our son and put him in a private class because there was no way he can spend 6 HOURS a day on the computer doing school stuff. That's what they wanted them to do. He was 5 at the time. We have been trying to limit his screen time and they think he's going to sit there for 6 hours a day? Wrong. You had to sit on him, cause he'd already figured how to minimize zoom and was playing a game while the teach talked and she couldn't tell he was not doing what he was supposed to. I'm quite irked at the tax money taken from me being wasted.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/19/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  My brother in law is a teacher DeKalb County GA. He says there’s at least one full blown melee per week, with family members getting into horrific fights on the zoom classes
Posted by: Beavis || 02/19/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#4  $13k per public schoolchild. $700 billion per year. Total waste
Posted by: Harry Smith5289 || 02/19/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#5  WHOooo hooo hoo
ha ha ha ha

Good one.

That's the report I got from my kids, the remote learning is just garbage; most of the participants dinking around on something else.

In school is not much better; everyone is so confined and distracted by the protocols of covid attention and retention is difficult at best, everyone is irritable from eating in boxes and having to yell at each other, hall patrol siccing them for every minute mask violation.

In fact, flaunting mask theory isn't an afternoon in detention, it is a weekend of 'mask re-eduction' which that term made me bristle.

There is an article at American Thinker from 2/17 also addressing these observations.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/19/2021 13:14 Comments || Top||

#6  That's not how you spell Reparations.
Posted by: Cesare || 02/19/2021 13:52 Comments || Top||

#7  I know what the problem is...

Watch: Biden Says Black & Hispanic People Don't Know How to Use Internet
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/19/2021 14:55 Comments || Top||

#8  They say if by third grade you are not up with reading comprehension you are screwed...our neighbors son is lucky in that his school all kids are attending full time (rural El Cajon, Ca) and I walk him to the bus stop each morning as his parents are young and both working. He is in the third grade and doing fine.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 02/19/2021 20:00 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
NYC Waitress Delayed COVID Vaccine Over Fertility Concerns And Got Fired For It
[Federalist] A New York City waitress was fired after she expressed hesitation about taking the COVID-19 vaccine without knowing the effects it might have on women who are trying to get pregnant.

According to a report from the New York Post, management at Brooklyn restaurant Red Hook Tavern dismissed 34-year-old Bonnie Jacobson after she refused to get the vaccine "immediately" under her boss’s mandatory orders because she wanted to see more research about its compatibility with fertility.

"The way I see it, getting the vaccine is for me. It protects me. If I am not getting it, it’s my choice, and I’d only be hurting myself," she said, a view that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports for expectant mothers. The CDC also says currently that the COVID vaccine is "unlikely to pose a risk for pregnant people."

Jacobson added that while she "fully supports" people getting vaccinated, she chose "not to get the vaccine because there just isn’t enough data or research at this point on its effects on fertility."

Despite the restaurant’s policy providing vaccine exemptions to people whose "personal health or disability prohibits you from obtaining this vaccination," Jacobson was still booted to the curb after working a 13-hour shift, in a "shocking" and "hurtful" decision by her employers, considering her commitment to working throughout the pandemic.

"I was expecting to be met by the same flexibility and compassion," she said.

While tavern managers claimed they "respected her choice," they also said they were forced to let her go in order to comply with restaurant policy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 03:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6530 views] Top|| File under:

#1  While tavern managers claimed they "respected her choice," they also said they were forced to let her go in order to comply with restaurant policy.

I was only following orders....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/19/2021 5:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Now if she had been a member of the TEACHERS UNION...
Posted by: 3dc || 02/19/2021 5:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Wanting to get pregnant and have children is so un-Bill & Melinda. Think of the carbon footprint.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  "I was expecting to be met by the same flexibility and compassion," she said.

Posted by: Pearl Bonaparte7359 || 02/19/2021 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Brooklyn restaurant Red Hook Tavern...comply with restaurant policy

Look around....tavern managers

You are lucky to still be in business...

Publicity like this.... well....not for long

"Lets go to the Red Hook Tavern, they make their employees "walk the plank"...

Nah, I don't like dictatorial pirates, besides the fact, they are Red, isn't that what communist are ?".
Posted by: Whinesh Johnson5672 || 02/19/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Your former waitress (2 pics)

The Red Hook Tavern (2 pics)

Red Hook Tavern aka Seedy Sh*thole, home of the $22.00 Burger.










Posted by: Wheresing Stalin7241 || 02/19/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#7  You serious, that's a $22 plate?

These people are totally out of touch with reality.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/19/2021 15:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Yup Serious, visited their website, people RAVED about the $22.00 hamburger, found the pic, thought people would be interested... Franks & Beans would likely be $30.00 with their rates; didn't, see it on the menu, but I was seeing red with their treatment of this young lady... I just don't understand ... this is not America...we have lost so much to the commies, AOC country now.
Posted by: Wheresing Stalin7241 || 02/19/2021 15:30 Comments || Top||

#9  AOC country

= Red Hooker's Tavern
Posted by: Angash Wittlesbach9178 || 02/19/2021 15:35 Comments || Top||

#10  The dress color is called "Hooker Red"

The Lady is called a "Model"

Posted by: Wheresing Stalin7241 || 02/19/2021 15:48 Comments || Top||

#11  That is perhaps the most pretentious menu I've ever come across.

I mean, I know what that place smells like after reading it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/19/2021 15:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Pfizer launches first COVID-19 vaccine trial for pregnant women
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/19/2021 16:56 Comments || Top||

#13  volunteers are likely from the plannedparenthood list
Posted by: George Spawn of the French2527 || 02/19/2021 17:24 Comments || Top||

#14  Dry Aged Red Hook Tavern Burger $26

American cheese, white onion, frites


Gee, I wonder if I could have one shipped to me?
Posted by: Bobby || 02/19/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||

#15  /\ Swiss on mine, hold the anchovies.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 17:53 Comments || Top||

#16  That is perhaps the most pretentious menu I've ever come across.

Funny, that's what we said, too!
Posted by: The Owners5632 || 02/19/2021 18:21 Comments || Top||

#17  Thought maybe they were being ironic with an Austrian Cheese in their French Onion Soup, but I can hear the 3 hour roundtable sample and discussion.

My favorite is the 'If you can't pay by QR, don't even.'
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/19/2021 18:55 Comments || Top||

#18  Basically sympathetic to the "victim" here, but... oof, those previous jobs!

"Hip Brooklynite jggery-p0kery!
Hogarthian hijinx! They broke her,"
He snarks, "in Red Hook,
At mid-arc of the book,
Bonnie Jacobson's Progress of Wokery."
Posted by: Ho Chi Shusogum5632 || 02/19/2021 19:26 Comments || Top||


COVID-19 pandemic ebbs globally: Infections down 16% last week, deaths drop 10%
[IsraelTimes] New cases decline for past five weeks, with a decrease of 50% since first week of January as outbreak subsides in most world regions, World Health Organization says.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/19/2021 01:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Biden and his policies work! More! More! /s
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/19/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Not so fast! US deaths total almost 120,000 since Biden was enthroned. That's 24% of all the deaths in the U.S. in just the last month.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/19/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Herd immunity is kicking in along with millions being vaccinated, due to all those undiagnosed asymptomatic infections and the T-cell immunity that doesn’t show up on standard antibody based tests. The shutdowns and lockdowns did nothing
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 02/19/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

#4  The shutdowns and lockdowns did nothing

That's not true. They achieved the intended goal: torching the economy and stopping what was going to be a landslide re-election of Wicked Orange Man. Mission accomplished.
Posted by: Glinesh Peacock7554 || 02/19/2021 15:06 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
South Carolina Governor Signs ‘Heartbeat' Bill Banning Abortion, Planned Parenthood Sues
[Hot Air] Wednesday the South Carolina House passed a bill intended to ban abortions after the point of development when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That happens around six weeks, well before most abortions take place.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 03:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...There are mixed feelings about this here in the Palmetto State, especially as the bill is likely to have a lifespan measured in minutes after the courts get hold of it. A great many people quietly support it, but also wonder if this was the best use of the Legislature's time right now.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 02/19/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#2  I have no mixed feelings at all. Murdering children WITH a heartbeat is one of the most criminally insane things I can think of.

Kudos to our legislature and to Gov. McMaster! Yes, Planned Parenthood sued on schedule...but as others have said, we are about to see just how stern the spine of the Trump Supreme Court is. May Roe vs. Wade join Plessy vs. Ferguson on the scrapheap of history!
Posted by: || 02/19/2021 13:16 Comments || Top||


Economy
Disappointing Increase in Unemployment Claims (week ending 13Feb)
From the Dept of Labor
[DOI.gov] In the week ending February 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 861,000, an increase of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 55,000 from 793,000 to 848,000. The 4-week moving average was 833,250, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 13,750 from 823,000 to 836,750.
Basically there has been little net improvement in the labor market since Nov 2020 or so. The increased employment from businesses that are improving is being balanced by continued businesses that have run out of capital or afraid of riots or realize they can't make it with increase in minimum wage or various other causes.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6513 views] Top|| File under:

#1  there has been little net improvement in the labor market since Nov 2020
Posted by: Pheager Ghibelline8658 || 02/19/2021 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Disappointing, perhaps. Surprising? Hardly.
Posted by: Clem || 02/19/2021 1:55 Comments || Top||

#3  just gonna get worse
Posted by: Chris || 02/19/2021 8:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Disappointing is the new unexpectedly when it comes to bad news for the Biden* Administration.
Posted by: Raj || 02/19/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  just gonna get worse

maybe but the majority of forecasts see growth;

optimists see as high as 3 or 4% GDP growth for calendar 2021, a lot see 2% or less, I couldn't find any of the traditional forecasts (economic forecasters at big conglomerates and major companies) that forecast negative growth

Truth is a lot of small business are not coming back and we have no well tested forecast models to predict how many. We also don't have models that can deal with the post pandemic corporate restructuring. Finally the amount of damage the Biden Admin will do to the economy is unknown.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 02/19/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Did we forget what stagflation means? We're about to have a refresher course.
Posted by: Tom || 02/19/2021 13:17 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ That '70s Show
Posted by: Punky Guelph9115 || 02/19/2021 14:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Well the jackass party has already made steps to hike all fuel prices, so yea, its the 70's all over again. This is all the jackass party remembers, pelosi, biden, hoyer, fill in the rest of the over 75 y.o. congress criter names for yourselves, add the pub and rhino for good measure.

bottom line - you are screwed again
Posted by: George Spawn of the French2527 || 02/19/2021 17:33 Comments || Top||

#9  ... Unexpectedly....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/19/2021 20:26 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Fact check: Are COVID-19 vaccines causing deaths?
Followup on comments to "Survey Shocker: Majority Now Says It'll Take A Pass On This Rushed #Covid Vaccine" here
[DW.com] - Online claims of coronavirus vaccines being lethal are rife following a string of deaths in care homes that vaccinated residents. DW looks into cases around the world and what was behind them.

With coronavirus vaccine distribution well underway around the world, all eyes are on those who have already received the jabs.

For those who don't read past the headlines, a concerning narrative appears — "Fifteen deaths after coronavirus vaccination," "Deaths at care home after coronavirus vaccine," "Volunteer in vaccine trial dies after COVID-19 vaccine."

In each case, there's more to the story than meets the eye. DW reviewed several cases in Germany, Spain, the United States, Norway, Belgium, and Peru, finding that in all cases experts from multiple health authorities could not find causal links between the vaccination and deaths.
Not just USA conspiracy, but a worldwide conspiracy?
As of publication, at least 37 million coronavirus vaccinations have been administered in these countries, according to Bloomberg's global vaccine tracker. In those countries, the total number of reported deaths that have occurred post-vaccination is around 350. As US data includes user-submitted information, at least 181 of these cases have not been independently verified.
But never mind. 350/37000000 = 0.0000095. According to Worldometer, covid-cases/covid-deaths = 3% = 0.03. Now 0.03/0.000095 = 3158
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/19/2021 13:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), which is in charge of vaccination in Germany, has been looking into 113 reported deaths in the country.

I be worried about anything from them. Oh it’s Not Population Bomb Paul Ehrlich
Posted by: Beavis || 02/19/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||

#2  My wife and I made our decision today to wait a little longer. (We are canceling our appointment for the vaccine).She has all the "pre existing" issues that were not tested in the trials.. lung issues, vasculitus ,hypertension,and recently had a reaction to procrit (severe itching) and they had to stop those injections.
My son in Virginia told us of three women that passed after taking the vaccine.. all with similar pre existing issues.
Maybe the math is in her favor but we do not feel that lucky.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 02/19/2021 19:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Crazyhorse - sounds like the exact right call. It's a disgrace to have an informative and potentially life saving article / information like this from non-domestic sources.
Posted by: Raj || 02/19/2021 21:57 Comments || Top||

#4  We have been married 54 years and can sit and make decisions without fretting over something that is so loose and I can add....corrupt ?
Posted by: crazyhorse || 02/19/2021 22:17 Comments || Top||


F-150 pickup powers man's home during Texas blackout
[Postmillennial] Randy Jones, who lives in the Houston suburb of Katy owns a 2021 F150 hybrid truck with the Pro Power option. He has been able to use it to power his whole house during the power outages due to the storm.

Jones, who is 66 years old and recently retired from the oil industry, is now prouder than ever of his purchase of the hybrid truck, which did an amazing job of providing power to his home, using only "a few gallons" of gas the whole time.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Jones posted the following on a forum online, titling it "2021 F-150 PowerBoost's 7.2kw Onboard Generator Saves the Day (3 days!) During Texas Power Outage"

"A little south Texas 10-20 degree cold front took out the power for 3 days so I had a chance to try out the generator on my truck. I haven’t put in a switch to my house power panel yet so I just used a few extension cords. Ran power to some lights, coffee pot, 75" Tv, toaster oven, space heater and refrigerator. I ran it for about 10-12 hours per day to keep the freezer food frozen. I guess that’s not much load because it only used a few gallons of gas over that time. I am more than pleased on what it did for me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/19/2021 07:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I predict ~~~~~~~~~ an √ in sales (up tick)





Now if this had been a Deloren, things might have turned out different
Posted by: Whinesh Johnson5672 || 02/19/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Tesla power wall looking good now. And Tesla vehicle as well
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 02/19/2021 14:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Power wall will be useless when it runs out of power. I like the F150 solution for power generation. Commodore Frank does, too.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/19/2021 15:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Solar house down the road has panels covered with ice and snow.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/19/2021 16:15 Comments || Top||


A good video on orbital bombardment.
[YouTube]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6559 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That narrator sounds like Elmer Fudd. "Owbitaw Bombowdment" "weminded" "howwy up" "fiwst wool of woawfaw" (first rule of warfare) ... Sorry way too distracting. Is there a transcript?
Posted by: Ulavitle Whotch6765 || 02/19/2021 7:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Enuf of your piggly, anti-semitic commments :-)
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Ulavitle Whotch6765 he knows he has a speech impediment. He used to apologize for it. He no longer does.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/19/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

#4  That narrator sounds like Elmer Fudd.

Kinda like expecting an accurate count from a 3 fingered bank teller.

Good video though.
Posted by: Titus Big Foot6727 || 02/19/2021 10:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Thubthcwibed! Thanks.
Posted by: Ho Chi Shusogum5632 || 02/19/2021 20:48 Comments || Top||


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Protesters out again in Myanmar, police use water cannon in capital
[AlAhram] Big crowds returned to Yangon's central Sule Pagoda while many young people also massed at another favourite protest site, at an intersection near the main university campus

Protesters were out again across Myanmar on Thursday to denounce the Feb. 1 coup and arrest of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with police resorting to force to disperse crowds, using water cannon in the capital and catapults in a northern town.
The daily protests and strikes that have paralysed many government offices show no sign of easing despite a junta promise of a new election and appeals for civil servants to return to work and threats of action if they do not.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can't use water cannons in Texas.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/19/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Behind ‘Anti-Racist' Math Push
[Free Beacon] Liberal education collective claims asking students to show work is racist.

A radical new push to purge math curricula of allegedly racist practices like showing your work and finding the correct answer is bankrolled by one of the nation's most prominent nonprofits: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Gates Foundation is the only donor mentioned on the homepage of A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction, a group of 25 education organizations whose curriculum states that asking students to show their work and find the right answer is an inherently racist practice.

Over the past decade, the Gates Foundation has given upward of $140 million to some of the groups behind Pathway, whose antiracist resources are the basis for a new teacher training course offered by the Oregon Department of Education.

The Education Trust, a California-based group that promoted the September release of Pathway's antiracist "toolkit," has received $86 million from the Gates Foundation, including a $3.6 million grant awarded in June.

Teach Plus, another group dedicated to creating an antiracist culture in K-12 schools, has received more than $27 million from the Gates Foundation. The group's board members include former Democratic congressman George Miller and Obama-era secretary of education John King Jr.—who is also the president of The Education Trust.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 03:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6554 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Of course students should not be taught Mathematics. Euler, Weierstrass, Gauss, Lagrange, Dirichlet, piff, cis white males. No need at all to teach their stupid ideas. Don't need 'em! (sarc)
Posted by: Helmuth, Speaking for Thromons3612 || 02/19/2021 4:35 Comments || Top||

#2 

It would seem we have a Billionaire Elitist class now seeking to control their self-declared Serfdom.

Maybe we need to demand a law where all politician donations be limited to 2x $5 per that US CITIZEN per election and NO businesses.

Violators charged with a felony (2yr 1 day common imprisonment and 10% of their Gross Income.)

Otherwise the Rich/Elitist class will continue to OWN every election and the person elected.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 02/19/2021 6:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Wait til all those Wakandan maff students learn to code.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/19/2021 6:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Reparation trust fund babies have all the calculus they'll ever need.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/19/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#5  As Insty said this am: at-what-point-do-we-realize-bill-gates-is-dangerously-insane?
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/19/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Yep - dude's went to hero to zero in my book. Just in one week, he pushed fake meat and now this bullshit - fuck him.
Posted by: Raj || 02/19/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#7  at-what-point-do-we-realize-bill-gates-is-dangerously-insane

He's kind of been that way for decades and decades it's just nobody wants to admit it.

The minute Balmer (of the balmar dance fame) was made a top executive or when that weird attempt at an emotional windows was made nobody even had a nervous tick...

Posted by: 3dc || 02/19/2021 9:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh and if you want snark.
One can make a strong strong case that a bunch of interrupt routines and schedulers tied together by some dynamic tables is not an operating system.
Sort of the reason that M$S networks, like Azure, run on top of Linux.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/19/2021 9:32 Comments || Top||

#9  he started out using 'BASIC' and when Wm graduated from college. He was approached by IBM to provide an OS for the new IBM PC. Supposedly he declined and suggested a small provider who happened to be out hang-gliding for the day and so was born Microsoft where (2+2)=5 for large values of 2.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 02/19/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Ummm...almost right, IRB.

See Gary Kildall.
Posted by: Uloluns White2720 || 02/19/2021 11:07 Comments || Top||

#11  If math is racist then computers must also be and that would make Gates the biggest racist in the world.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/19/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#12  Pearly Gates & EmBalmer aren't racists; they're equal-opportunity abusers. They hate all of us
Posted by: Phating Cruque4374 || 02/19/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#13  "We don't need no steenking math, our IPhones do it for us!"
Posted by: magpie || 02/19/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#14  Uloluns White2720. I remember CP/M. Used it on a couple of machines. It was much better than MS-DOS.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/19/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#15  One nice thing was if you ran a multi-tasking program on top of CP/M it ran fine. MS-DOS would crash. Something wasn't "clean" in register usage in MS-DOS.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/19/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#16  Shaking my f***ing head.

Following the science again, Bill? And oh those racist Indians & Asians.

So, Bill, tell me, what school curriculum is NOT racist then? Sick mo-fo.

Posted by: Clem || 02/19/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

#17  Guess that makes The Science! racist.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/19/2021 14:03 Comments || Top||

#18  If Bill and Melinda weren't filthy rich, they'd be looked at like snake oil salesmen back in the 1800s.
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/19/2021 19:21 Comments || Top||



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