Saturday, April 28, 2018

Do not let these people have offspring!

Student government declares teepee-like structure ‘culturally insensitive’ and ‘not tolerable’


Structure was not actually a teepee

At the University of Southern California, a somewhat teepee-like structure that was not actually a teepee was recently declared “culturally insensitive” due to the fact that it looked like a teepee.

The tent-like creation, which vaguely resembled a Native American-style dwelling unit but was not actually a Native American-style dwelling unit, drew condemnations from the Undergraduate Student Government, which called it a “culturally inappropriate symbol,” the student newspaper The Daily Trojan reported.

The tent was part of an event promoting sustainability on the campus.

“What was meant to be an event celebrating eco-beauty and promoting biodiversity…turned into something unrepresentative of our core values and our mission,” the governmental body announced in a statement.

According to The Trojan, at least one student filed a “bias report” over the structure, which bore a faint resemblance to the animal skin tents historically used by some Native Americans but was not in fact one of those tents and was not intended to be one of those tents.

“Once the construction of the structure was completed, we immediately recognized its detriment to our student body as being appropriative of Native American and indigenous cultures,” the student government statement read, adding that the canvas tent was “not tolerable by any means.”

“We regret any harm that this display may have caused to our students,” the statement read.

It is unclear if the tent actually harmed any students in any way at all.

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Here’s an idea! Let’s embargo guns to the Jews!

“…Amnesty International accused Israel of carrying out a ‘murderous assault’ on Palestinians participating in the violent ‘March of Return’ protests…”

Palestinians, of course, are participating in peaceful protests aimed only at securing an international agreement that would allow several million to enter Israel and take over everything.

Failure by “(t)he international community” to end arms sales to Israel “will continue to fuel serious human rights abuses against thousands of men, women and children suffering the consequences of life under Israel’s cruel blockade of Gaza,” said Magdalena Mughrabi, an AI official.

Peaceful Palestinians (rioters) “approached the [security] fence, threw explosives, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails and rocks, and attempted to set the fence on fire,” Israel Defense Forces said.

Hamas says the intent of the peaceful demonstrations is to conquer Israel.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Uh, if these are your biological and chemical experts …

“At the city dump site of Yekaterinburg there have been found test tubes with chemical warfare samples. Amongst them very well known and very toxic sulfur gas which has the ability to form large blisters on exposed skin and in the lungs.”

Yeah, the men who are handling the vials and things, but see no reason to wear hazmat suits – no gloves, no masks.

Chernobyl, 32 years later

Photographs of the area.

The huge radar device required massive amounts of electricity, produced by the plant in Chernobyl. Conspiracists (normal and the oft-quoted but never named "ancient astronaut researcher" variety) claim the Chernobyl explosion was a CIA operation to deny power to the radar site.

Gov. Scott thinks Florida voters are as dumb as he is

Scott is a Republican. He wants to be a U.S. senator in place of Democrat Bill Nelson. So far, Scott has one “Elect me” ad, backing term limits on Congress.

In the ad, Scott says there are more than 41,000 Zip codes in the United States. He further states that people in all Zip codes but one are in favor of term limits. That “one Zip code” is, Scott says, “Washington, D.C.”

Hmm. That “one Zip Code” would come as a surprise, or even a shock, to the U.S. Postal System.

USPS lists 271 Zip Codes for Washington, D.C. Not “one Zip Code,” but 271.

Even Sen. Nelson probably knows D.C. has more than one Zip Code. Nelson always looks like he knows he is the smartest man in the room, and we untermenschen should just shut up and let him do whatever he wants, but he does know D.C. has more than “one Zip Code.”

We have two yayhoos running for the U.S. Senate. I don’t vote for yayhoos, so come November, I’ll not mark that part of the ballot.

Also on the Democratic Party side is a man running for governor who says he will ban the sale of “assault rifles” in Florida. My guess is he wouldn’t know an “assault rifle” from a BB gun.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Monkey ambush

Blackhorse base camp was about 30 miles east of Saigon, and 10 miles south of Xuan Loc. Rubber trees covered several kilometers northeast, east, south and west of the base camp.

On a night in January 1967, Third Squad set up an ambush in the rubber trees south of base camp. There were narrow dirt roads through the plantation, easing movement of workers as well as trucks that picked up sap gathered daily from each tree. Because the roads were also easy movement routes for Viet Cong guerrillas, American forces often emplaced squad-size ambush patrols in the plantations.

On that January night, the squad leader placed his soldiers to cover a road intersection. Weapons for the ambush included one M60 machine gun, two M79 grenade launchers and seven M16 rifles.

On that night, however, an incident occurred, making the ambush one of the most unusual in the annals of the war in Vietnam. The incident was of short duration, but of sufficient length to forever imprint itself in the mind of one soldier, John Connors.

Connors was an average soldier. He did not go out of his way to do things any better than any other average soldier. Connors did not have high scores in rifle qualification or in physical training tests. He was there; he did his job.

That night, with Claymore anti-personnel mined placed to give good coverage in the squad kill zone, Connors settled in beside a rubber tree in the tall grass.

Suddenly, a loud scream sounded through the trees as a large male monkey jumped onto Connors’ back and began humping his backpack, small, also known as a “buttpack.” The monkey went after Connors with vigor and intent. Connors was screaming as loud as had the monkey, but Connors’ words were understandable – “Get that fucking thing off me!” Then, the monkey was gone, as quickly as it appeared, leaving behind a shaken, nervous, violated Army soldier.

Next day, and for some time after, other soldiers asked of Connors, “Hey, Connors! Your monkey friend got a sister?”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Can men paint nude women?

Well, of course they can, but should an artist who happens to be a man in all good conscious paint a picture of a naked woman?

“The question of the moment has become: Is it still an artistically justifiable pursuit for a man to paint a naked woman?

“To answer this question, I reached out to a number of prominent male artists known for doing just that (as well as for painting nude men). But most of them — including Currin, Carroll Dunham, Jeff Koons, and the young Mexican-American painter Alex Becerra (some of whose nudes are drawn from escort ads) — declined to talk about their work’s relationship to the current social climate. Presumably, they worried about unintentionally saying the wrong thing that would then echo endlessly across social media, damaging their reputations. For emerging artists, there is the fear of a possibly career-derailing gestalt fail. “I’ve been in conversations with other [male artists], and they were just like, ‘I quit working with the figure. I’m only doing abstract work, because I don’t want to touch it,’ ” says Marty Schnapf while walking me through his recent solo show “Fissures in the Fold” at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles. He thinks we could be living through “a new Victorian age” — or at least that’s his explanation for the mixed responses he’s received for his gender-confusing neo-Cubist nudes, which play out sexualized fantasies in hotel rooms and surrealist swimming-pool dreamscapes, and evoke Joan Semmel’s erotic works from the 1970s. …”

Most of the men “declined to talk about their work’s relationship to the current social climate.”

Sooo, in this age of increasing liberalism, it is evident Cole Porter was wrong. Anything does not go. For centuries political and social liberals claimed artists should paint and sculpt whatever came to mind, especially if works of art took on the establishment. Now, no sexualization of women! No nudes! Cover the naked!

What if a woman paints a nude woman? Is that okay?

Now that Starbucks is a public bathroom …

“Once homeless people set up camp in there and a few junkies overdose and die on the toilet, will they rethink this policy? No, they will double down, dye their hair a new color and break out the megaphones.”

It was a scam, and Starbucks is willingly paying protection.

Never could I understand how someone would consciously ask for a latte, no-fat cream, heavy cinnamon, double non-sugar, low-fat chocolate. Or whatever.

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‘My Vagina Wants to Experience Everything!’

Yes, that is what the headline said.

And to reinforce the positive aspects of whatever the headline means, the lead paragraph enthused:

“Fashionably dressed young Russians mingled in a large hall in central Moscow, decorated with balloons and pink stripes to sip champagne and talk about women’s rights.”

“Anna Gorodetskaya, who owns a lingerie shop, told the audience how her business uses ads which don’t sexualize women…”

Okay, no sexualization of women. But: “On stage, several actresses spoke from the perspective of a vagina having sex, visiting the doctor and using hygiene products. ‘My vagina wants to experience everything!’ one of the actresses said.”

Well. Bless their hearts. Or perhaps their vaginas.

Russian feminism, then, is fashionably dressed young women sipping champagne and talking about what their vaginas want. But nothing sexual, you understand.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

An unheralded ship

His Majesty’s Trawler Northern Wave was one of hundreds of ships that gained little mention from World War II service.

Built in September 1936, ironically in Germany, the Northern Wave spent six of its 27 years in the Royal Navy, escorting ships across the Atlantic and to Murmansk.

The Northern Wave was registered as a civilian trawler on 23 July 1936, but the fishing boat found itself a member of the Royal Navy in September, outfitted as an anti-submarine trawler. On 25 March 1940, in company with HMS Brontes, the Northern Wave picked up 25 survivors from the tanker Daghestan, which had been torpedoed by German submarine U57.

On 16 April 1942, the Northern Wave picked up 28 survivors of the steamer Empire Howard, torpedoed by U403. Survivors were landed at Polarmoe near Murmansk.

On 3 February 1943, the trawler picked up four survivors from the American steamer Greylock, torpedoed by U255.

Other rescues are here:

After the war, the Northern Wave was sold to Hull Ice Co. In October 1963, the fishing trawler, anti-submarine RN ship and again a trawler, was sold to Clayton &Davie Ltd. for breaking up.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A town called Charlie

Charlie, Texas, is in Clay County, in way North Central Texas, not far south of Oklahoma.

“The community was called Big Wichita Valley in 1878, when Henry T. Dunn built a store just south of the Red River. Later Dunn sold the store to Charlie Taylor, and almost immediately the site became known as Charlie. For years the store was a popular trading post for county farmers and ranchers and some Indians from nearby Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). In 1882 a post office opened at the community. By the mid-1920s the population of Charlie surpassed 200. After the Great Depression and World War II, however, the community's population count declined. The Charlie post office closed sometime after 1930. From the early 1970s through 2000 the community's population was estimated at sixty-five.”

Here is a link to a few pictures:

A Facebook page ostensibly for Charlie lists some bands playing at the Silver Dollar Saloon, but it’s not in Charlie, Texas. A search shows what anybody knows – There are lots of places called Silver Dollar Saloon in several states.

Charlie does have Wicked Andy’s Insane Acres Haunted House. Maybe a town of 65 has things to be haunted about.

Some will always choose the right path

“The soldier is not so sacred as he once was. The journalist and the judge have taken his place. The actors sneer from their theaters. The politicians gobble their free food and babble of peace. Musicians sing shrilly of flowers in gun barrels and doves everywhere. But the soldier still stands where he must. The borders have shrunk. The old victories have been exchanged for diplomatic defeats. From the old strongholds come missiles and rockets. And children hide in bomb shelters waiting for the worst to pass. This is the doing of the journalist and the judge, the politician and the actor, the lions of literature who send autographed copies of their books to imprisoned terrorists and the grandchildren of great men who hire themselves on in service to the enemy.”

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Friday, April 20, 2018

California declares state of emergency

Earthquakes? Mudslides? Wild fires?

Nope. Nutria. That’s right. The 20-pound rodents from South America have invaded California. Wildlife experts say the hairy beasties can be destructive.

“The big concern is that the rodents start destroying wetlands in the Delta and dig burrows that can weaken levees, roads and flood control projects.”

One problem with nutria: “(I)t can difficult to tell the difference between nutria and non-threatening animals like beavers, otters and muskrats.” Or, the animal trapped bears a resemblance to the wanted animal.

But the state has an answer. “We have wildlife biologists, PhDs out there trying to understand and identify them. It’s been challenging,” said (wildlife official Peter) Tira.”

Ah. California has PhDs hunting nutria.

California is not alone in facing unwanted rodents.

“Louisiana has also battled a much larger nutria invasion. But as to how the rodents ended up in California, nobody is quite sure.”

(1). Maybe California could ask Cajuns for nutria recipes.

(2) Maybe the nutria read about California being a sanctuary state.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dogs were in the Americas at least 10,000 years ago

"A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas.

"Radiocarbon dating of the dogs’ bones shows they were 1,500 years older than thought, zooarchaeologist Angela Perri said April 13 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The previous age estimate was based on a radiocarbon analysis of burned wood found in one of the animals’ graves. Until now, nearly 9,300-year-old remains of dogs eaten by humans at a Texas site were the oldest physical evidence of American canines."

Action/consequence, action/consequence

It is amazing when people who know better do stupid, really stupid things.

As when an Air National Guard colonel gives the oath of re-enlistment to an NCO who uses a hand puppet. And the NCO who for some reason decided to demean the ceremony.

Absolutely stupid.

“The Tennessee Air National Guard colonel who led a re-enlistment ceremony in which a senior noncommissioned officer recited her oath using a dinosaur puppet has been demoted and retired.

“Army Maj. Gen. Terry Haston, the adjutant general for the Tennessee National Guard, also announced in a Facebook post Wednesday that Master Sgt. Robin Brown, the SNCO whose videotaped re-enlistment ceremony created a firestorm online, has been removed from her full-time job with the Tennessee Joint Public Affairs Office and is facing other administrative actions.

“Haston also said that another Tennessee Air National Guardsman — an unidentified SNCO who videotaped the event ? has been removed from his job as unit first sergeant and has been reprimanded. That SNCO will stay in the Guard.”

Demoted and retired.

Demotion should also be punishment handed down to the master sergeant, as well as loss of her fulltime job. Demoted and fired.

From comments at site: “my first reenlistment while still serving on AD was in Camp Victory, Iraq in 2004. i had pestered my 1st sgt because i was 3 days away from ets and didn’t want to have my pay stopped because i went over. i finally get called in to the CO trailer tells me to sign here and points to a paperwork i sign and BOOM a mortar hits some where on the FOB and the siren goes off. nowi am crammed in the cement culvert that passed as a bunker for us along with 8 other troops and the CO, he had me raise my right hand and recite the oath…. bets damn reenlistment ever!”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

We’re Progressive, so let’s ban books we don’t like

“(T)he California State Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would actually — among other things — ban the sale of books expressing orthodox Christian beliefs about sexual morality.”

Here’s what Progressives do not know:

“Christians find their identity in Christ, not in their gender and not in their sexual orientation.”

But: “The state of California says no. Your gender and your orientation are your identity, and you should engage in actions that celebrate and ratify your alleged essence. The state is creating a new religion of sexual libertinism, declaring that religions opposing it aren’t just false but harmful, and then prohibiting contrary religious exercise.”

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We non-Californians are waiting for the earthquake.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Take a look around

Funny, how you can live in a place and not know the nearby towns.

My wife and I lived in Saline County Arkansas for five years, 2009-2014, yet only today did I discover Traskwod, a small town.

Saline County (pronounced “suh-LEAN) is one of the fastest growing counties in Arkansas. The 2000 population was 83,529. By the 2010 census, the county had grown by more than 24,000, and the 2016 population was estimated at 118,703.

Traskwood was incorporated in 1900, even though the community had existed far longer. The 1910 population was 228. By 2010, the population had grown to 518.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas

“Although the Saline River has been a means of transportation since prehistoric times, the land of southern Saline County remained unclaimed until after the Civil War. Among the first white settlers were Henry Taylor Collatt (1875), Joseph Reed (1875), Henry James (1877), John Tobin (1882), and John Benton (1883). By this time, the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway had already completed a railroad through the region, establishing a depot named Traskwood, reportedly as a combination of the last names of two railroad employees (Trask and Wood). A post office of that name was established in 1874, and Collatt opened a store in front of his family home. The 1880 census recorded many railroad workers living in the area, and also many sawmill employees.

“Traskwood was incorporated as a town in late 1900. By then, it already had several stores—one with a dancehall on the second floor—a school, and a resident doctor. The school, a one-room structure built on the site of a former sawmill, burned down early in the century and was replaced by a two-room schoolhouse. A special school district was established for Traskwood by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1911. Around 1920, Traskwood had a railroad depot, four general stores, a hotel, a saloon, a lumberyard, a blacksmith shop, a cotton gin, a grist mill, a post office, a Methodist church, and a Baptist church.

“The Iron Mountain Railroad was acquired by the Missouri Pacific in 1917; the Union Pacific acquired the Missouri Pacific in 1982. As railroad traffic was increasingly replaced by highway traffic and by air travel, the significance of communities such as Traskwood diminished. At the same time, however, some residents of large urban areas such as Little Rock (Pulaski County) were seeking to relocate to smaller ‘bedroom’ communities that were still reasonably close to the city. As such a community, Traskwood gained population during the latter part of the twentieth century. The town reincorporated as a second-class city in 1968.

“The children of Traskwood attend the schools of the Glen Rose School District. Traskwood still has a Landmark Missionary Baptist church; however, the city in 2013 had no stores or restaurants. The population of Traskwood in the 2010 census was 518, almost entirely white residents.”,_Arkansas

From 2000 census numbers, demographers determined 97.26% of the population was white. Poverty numbers included 12.8% of families, 18.5% of the total population, 28.7% of those younger than 18 and 5.5% of those 65 and older.,_Arkansas

Islam exists to conquer

[M]y fellow Jews in America want more Islamic refugees to America… despite Synagogues in France (let alone elsewhere in Europe) needing armed guards 24/7 and even concertina wire atop newly-installed high fences with closed-circuit cameras for protection against those very same refugees. Synagogues are firebombed by Islamists, Rabbis openly talk about needing protection to live openly-Jewish lives, anti-Semitism is rising, Muslims across Europe scream “Jews, remember Khaybar” – a reference to a battle where Mohammed slaughtered Jews en masse. Despite all these, and Imams all over calling for Jews to be killed – in Houston, in California, in Holland, inNorth Carolina, everywhere (three alone since President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital) – and the historical precedent of Mohammed himself and the anti-Semitism codified in the Koran itself… Jews write letters to the editor wanting more migrants.

Jews advocating for the influx of Islamic refugees into Europe and America are helping to import people whose culture calls for the conquest and subsequent destruction of that greatest civilization… not to mention the enslavement of all non-Muslims generally, and the annihilation of the Jews specifically.

In 1974, former Algerian President Houari Boumediene said in a speech at the UN:

"One day millions of men will leave the southern hemisphere to go to the northern hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give the victory."

A latest incident of school bullying has again highlighted the issue of antisemitism among Germany’s Muslim youth. The case involves a second-grade Jewish girl at a Berlin elementary school who was bullied by her Muslim classmates.
The authorities apparently tried to downplay the incident, with school headmaster initially describing the death threat issued to the Jewish girl by her Muslim classmates as a conversation “on the topic of faith and religion.”

“The major crimes against the Jewish community — Ilan Halimi, the Toulouse killings, the Hyper Cacher killings, Sarah Halimi — all of them have all been carried out by radicalized Muslims,” Robert Ejnes, the executive director of CRIF, an umbrella organization of French Jewish groups, told me in a call from Paris. “These young people have French identity cards, but they hate what France stands for. This is the nature of the problem we are facing. And it’s very hard to talk about.”

A French woman who survived the Shoah was murdered by a Muslim immigrant because she was Jewish.

From the Koran: “Judgment Day will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind the rocks and the trees, but the rocks and the trees will say: Oh Muslim , oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him…”

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If anyone says he wants to kill you, perhaps you should believe him.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Alleged terrorist identified

LONDON PARIS BERLIN BRUSSELS COPENHAGEN AMSTERDAM STOCKHOLM OSLO – Police say they have identified the man who on Tuesday allegedly tossed a petrol bomb into the National History Museum.

Muhammad ibn Muhammad, 29, was arraigned before a magistrate Tuesday evening after being brought down by museum security and patrons.

The alleged terrorist was caught on security cameras shouting “Allah akbar!” several times before and after smashing the device against a wall containing five classical pieces of art.

Investigators say they do not yet have a motive for the alleged attack.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Russians have sensitive feelings

“Russian lawmakers have passed legislation that will allow authorities to block websites that publish defamatory information against public figures.

“A recent report found that Internet censorship in Russia has skyrocketed last year. An average of 244 websites were blocked every day in 2017, while courts handed down prison sentences related to Internet censorship every eight days, the Agora international human rights group said in February.”\

(I mentioned to my wife today, “I think Russians are bipolar.” But, maybe there is a reason. Sometimes it seems God has a case of the angries against Russia. Almost as much as against Germany. Tsars, Stalin, gulags, purges and etc. Kaisers, Hitler, death camps and etc. Churchill said the Russian is a fine man until he tucks in his shirt. The Germans, Churchill said, are either at your feet or at your throat.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

America’s Outstanding Teen going to West Point

Continuing the family business.

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen announces that its national titleholder, Jessica Baeder, has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. “In joining the Long Gray Line, I am honored to continue the military legacy of my father, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, who all served in the military,” says Baeder. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.”

Baeder was especially influenced by her father, Patrick, who was an Army Ranger and was serving with the much-celebrated 10th Mountain Division in New York when she was born. Her grandfather was a career soldier in the U.S. Army Special Forces and a founding member of the elite Delta Force unit, where he served for more than 35 years, with an additional decade of service with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Baeder, an 18-year-old honors student at Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama, will attend the Academy this fall for military leadership training and plans to pursue an engineering degree with an emphasis on biomedical sciences.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Woman steals rock inscribed by Yoko Ono

That’s the best thing the museum had? A frikin rock with “Love Yourself” reportedly, allegedly, supposedly inscribed by the Great Screamer herself?

“Toronto police are looking for a woman accused of stealing a rock with an inscription from Japanese artist Yoko Ono that was valued at US$17,500.

“Police allege that last month, a woman entered the Gardiner Museum in Toronto and stole the rock.

“Police spokesman Gary Long says the theft was possible because Ono designed the exhibit as an interactive piece.”

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(There is a picture of the perpetrator. The thief. And of Ono with her stupid husband, too.)

DHS wants program to track journalists, readers, talkers

Sun-Times Staff

The Department of Homeland Security wants to track the comings and goings of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a database.

The DHS’s “Media Monitoring” plan, which was first reported by, would give the contracting company “24/7 access to a password protected, media influencer database, including journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.” in order to “identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event.”

The database would be designed to monitor the public activities of media members and influencers by “location, beat and influencers,” the document says.

The chosen contractor should be able to “present contact details and any other information that could be relevant including publications this influencer writes for, and an overview of the previous coverage published by the influencer.”

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DHS spokesman said it’s nothing new and something DHS has been doing for years.

But they have tough gun laws

April 04, 2018 04:00 AM
Updated April 04, 2018 09:03 AM

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., left 14 youths dead and reignited a debate about gun control.

In California, about that many youths have been murdered by other people every three weeks, on average, during the past 30 years. Most of the deaths involve firearms. Because such killings are common, they receive much less attention than a mass school shooting.

Roughly 8,600 Californians under age 18 were murdered between 1987 and 2016.

▪ Youth homicides peaked during the gang violence of the early 1990s and then dropped significantly, though more than 100 children are still murdered in California each year.

▪ The most common motive for youth murders was gang violence.

▪ Firearms were used in more than two thirds of youth murders.

▪ Among cities, youth murders are most common in Compton in Los Angeles County. The county also has the highest rate of youths killed in the state.

▪ Blacks were nine times as likely as whites to be a youth murder victim. Hispanics were nearly three times as likely as whites to be a youth murder victim.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

No catch and release in Syria

“The Daily Star Sunday understands a joint British and US task force has killed at least a dozen terrorists in a series of night raids in the Manbij area of northern Syria.

“In one operation, two terrorists were shot dead by SAS snipers while laying a roadside bomb.

“At least six more were killed in a drone strike on an Isis bomb factory. One source last night said the SAS men were in no mood to take prisoners.

“The source said every SAS soldier based in Syria had asked to be sent to the area where Sgt Tonroe was killed so that they could take revenge.

“He said: ‘The attacks have been unrelenting – assaults are being launched night and day. We’re not giving the terrorists room to breathe or recover.’

“’These are kill-not-capture missions.

“’Every operation throws up more intelligence and that is used for the next operation. We are hitting them from the ground and air. They can run but they can’t hide.

“’If they fight they die.’”

Mr. Bloom’s message to the rabble running Britain

He who lives by the sword is quite capable of defending his home.

“He said to them, ‘But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.’” – Luke 22:36.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Yankee drivers

Back in Texas people who moved from Up North complained about Texas drivers come a snow storm: “These Texas drivers don’t know how to drive in the snow.”

Yeah, because the more snow you get, the better you can drive in it, right?

Like in Russia.

Here in Florida, it's dry roads and sunshine that stymie the drivers from Up North.

Snowbirds, man. Watch out for them.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Russian anti-drone guns

Be the first in your neighborhood to take down a spy.

It’s Texas. Expect teachers to carry

CLAUDE, TX (KFDA) - Claude Independent School District has several staff members that carry concealed weapons on school grounds.
A sign in front of Claude ISD campuses shows that the district has multiple staff members who carry concealed weapons.

Parents who have children at the school say they feel very safe and comfortable knowing their staff are armed and ready to protect them if they have to.

"It makes me feel really, really safe that we have staff on hand if anything happened," said mother of a Claude ISD student Sarah Hughes. "It brings me peace of mind."

Since at least 2016, the district has had staff members who carry concealed weapons.

In case of an active shooter, Claude ISD Superintendent Brock Cartwright, says they feel they can keep the school safe. "Mainly if we can locate the person and try to keep us safe at the same time," said Cartwright. "When the DPS and officials get here, we back off."
Staff members who carry are required to practice at a shooting range once a month. They also train with the Armstrong County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety.

Parents say they feel very safe sending their kids to school with this type of preparedness.

"I don't know who carries, but I do know that if they've taken that dedication, they're going to do everything in their power to keep our kids safe, even if they're in harm's way," said Hughes. "So what can you ask for more than that?"

Students say they feel safer on campus knowing their staff is armed, and despite the tragedy in Florida, they have no nerves coming to school.

The school sign says: “ATTENTION: Please be aware that the staff at Claude ISD is armed and may use whatever force necessary to protect our students.”

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Loving freedom enough to fight for it

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

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Truth: I AM the majority

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson. Keep speaking truth.

Note to armed robbers

Do not shoot yourself during the robbery.

A St. Louis-area man who helped rob a jewelry store here shot himself during the heist, giving investigators DNA to connect him to the crime, according to federal charges.

Michael Anderson Gladney, 41, was charged Friday by complaint in U.S. District Court in St. Louis with armed robbery and one count of possessing and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He was arrested Wednesday.

Prosecutors say he and three other men entered Vincent’s Jewelers at 11733 Olive Boulevard at about 12:40 p.m. on March 19. One had a pipe and three others, including Gladney, were armed with guns, they said. The robbers ordered workers to the rear of the store and fired into a jewelry case to get at the merchandise inside, prosecutors said.

Gladney shot himself during the robbery and left a trail of blood from a glass case to where a getaway car was parked, prosecutors said. St. Louis County police used that blood to obtain DNA, and matched it to a sample from Gladney in a law enforcement database, prosecutors said.

A gun is like any other tool. If the user is not familiar with the operation of the tool, he is likely to be injured when using it.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Not a late April Fool’s joke?

The headline and tone of the story seems somewhat April Foolish.

“FBI identifies Middle Kingdom mummy head”

What the head went through before it reached FBI investigators:

Buried in a necropolis on the east bank of the Nile River.

Abused by looters who broke into the tomb.

Resided in tomb until archaeologists dynamited an entrance in 1915.

Ship carrying artefacts to Boston caught on fire.

In museum storage until 2009.

Tooth given to FBI in 2016.

Identified in 2018 as a man and fitted to remains known as the Great Overlord Djehutynakht.

(Would the identification stand up in court, after 4,000 years?)

The problem in Finland is too many Finns

You see only Finns and Finns and Finns.

More immigrants needed.

Link at

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Deep in the Piney Woods of Texas

Bon Weir is in Newton County Texas, a few miles west of the Louisiana border. Bon Weir is a crossroads community, at the intersections of Farm Roads 363 and 1416 and U.S. Highway 190.

“The town was established in 1905 as a station on the Jasper and Eastern Railway, which linked Kirbyville to the Sabine River, and was named for B. F. Bonner and R. W. Wier, manager and surgeon, respectively, of the Kirby Lumber Company. The company built Bon Wier to take advantage of the lush forests in the vicinity as part of its huge expansion program. Specifically, the town was to serve Trotti and Lee's Mill. Bon Wier opened a post office in 1906. Logging camps operated there from 1918 to 1924, again from 1927 to 1929, and finally from 1932 to 1935. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway acquired the 17½-mile Jasper and Eastern in 1948, before becoming the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe the same year. Several sawmills still operated in Bon Wier in 1990. Its population, estimated to be about 300 in 1936, reached an apparent high of 500 during the late 1940s before dropping slightly in the 1960s to an estimated 475, a level it maintained in 1990.”

Kirby Lumber Co. at one time controlled more than 300,000 acres of East Texas pineland and operated 13 sawmills. With investors from Boston, John Henry Kirby built the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railroad. Sale of the railroad to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad led to organization of the Houston Oil Co. of Texas and Kirby’s lumber company. Although owning or leasing thousands of acres of pine wood in East Texas, Kirby lived almost all his adult life in Houston.

Here is a link to photographs of Bon Weir:

Belgrade is a few miles south-southwest of Bon Weir.

Wikipedia says of Newton County: “As of 2000, it had the second-lowest population density for all counties in East Texas, behind only Red River County, and the lowest population density in Deep East Texas.”,_Texas

Monday, April 2, 2018

Phat Kim not altogether stupid

North Korea's Kim Jung Un met with China's President Xi to assure Xi he desires peace with the U.S. The CIA's dossier reveals that Kim keeps a teenage harem, takes Viagra, snorts cocaine and drinks Cognac. Does any twenty-eight-year-old man in the world have more incentive not to die? – Argus Hamilton

Sunday, April 1, 2018

I am confused

One of these people used to be a man but now is a woman, the other used to be a woman but now is a man.

They got married.

A subhead at Never Yet Melted:

‘Britain Sinking Into The Sea’

"Transgender Army officer Hannah Winterbourne has married actor Jake Graf — who used to be a woman.

"Captain Hannah, 31, who spent her first few years in the Army as a man, wed Jake, 40, in London.

"The delighted bride said on Monday night: 'I never thought when I was younger this could happen to me. It was always a pipe dream.'

The wedding, he/she or she/he said, was “like a Disney movie.”

You expected sympathy from an engineer?

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.

The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"

The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!"

The priest said, "Here comes the greens-keeper. Let's have a word with him." He said, "Hello George, What's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?"

The greens-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime!"

The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."

The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if here's anything she can do for them."

The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"