Saturday, May 17, 2014

This is pretty big

Police get a tip "He's got a BIG marijuana operation!  And stolen guns!", and instead of doing something sensible they set up a SWAT raid in the dark.  Didn't try to confirm the tip was good first, either.  Everything goes to hell and an officer gets killed.  The verdict:
28-year-old Henry Magee is no longer charged in the shooting death of Burleson County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Sowders
A grand jury decided there wasn’t enough evidence for him to stand trial on the capital murder charge.
McGee admitted to shooting Sowders before sunrise on December 19th while the deputy and other investigators were serving a no knock search warrant for drugs at McGee’s mobile home near Snook.
Magee’s Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin says his client thought someone was breaking into his home and fired to protect his pregnant girlfriend and himself.
Along with general "Why the hell are you doing it this way?", this is why this kind of raid should ONLY be done if there's actual good REASON for it; not "Because we can" or the 'attempt to excuse anything we do' of saying "Officer Safety".  Had this been done another way Sowders would still be alive, and this example wouldn't have been set.

Take it to further situation: someone has a grudge and makes a phony tip, they get all fired up in their ninja suits and invade someones' home and people get killed, and there's nothing illegal found; the officers SHOULD be liable for
Not making sure the tip was real,
Not confirming anything before suiting up,
Not making any other effort to serve their warrant.
Because homes get destroyed, people get killed, kids wind up terrified of the cops and will probably hate them for the rest of their lives.  And lots of citizens start looking on cops as heavy-handed jerks who think they can do ANYTHING and get away with it; and when they do, that makes it worse.

And, as Miguel notes, this is in Texas, which is not exactly 'hostile to the cops' territory.

"97% of climate scientists agree!"

my ass.
But Cook’s 97 percent consensus claim was rebutted in subsequent analyses of his study. A paper by five leading climatologists published in the journal Science and Education last year found that Cook’s study misrepresented the views of most consensus scientists.

The definition Cook used to get his consensus was weak, the climatologists said. Only 41 out of the 11,944 published climate studies examined by Cook explicitly stated that mankind caused most of the warming since 1950 — meaning the actual consensus is 0.3 percent.

“It is astonishing that any journal could have published a paper claiming a 97% climate consensus when on the authors’ own analysis the true consensus was well below 1%,” said Dr. David Legates, a geology professor at the University of Delaware and the study’s lead author.
Much like the Michael Mann "I'll lie and keep lying until you believe!" method.  And it does get better:
The UK Times reported that a reviewer with the journal Environmental Research Letters rejected the study because it was “harmful” to the climate cause because it “opens the door for oversimplified claims of ‘errors’ and worse from the climate skeptics media side.”

“The problem we now have in the climate community is that some scientists are mixing up their scientific role with that of a climate activist,” Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading, told the Times.

Bengtsson was one of the study’s authors and recently joined the camp of scientists skeptical of global warming.

Now, all that's really good; but the University of Queensland has come out with this:
The university has told climate skeptic blogger Brandon Schollenberger that the data on the study he possesses was illegally obtained and they would take legal action against him if he published it.

“UQ has therefore published all data relating to the paper that is of any scientific value to the wider community,” said Queensland’s acting pro-vice-­chancellor Alastair McEwan.
To me that sounds like "Oh sweet Marx, he got hold of the data!  How do we stop him from publishing it?" to me.

From Mr. Schollenberger's blog:
You see, I wanted to talk about the Cook et al data I recently came into possession of. I wanted to talk about the reaction by Cook et al to me having this data. I can’t though. The University of Queensland has threatened to sue me if I do.

I understand that may be difficult to believe. I’d like to provide you proof of what I say. I’m afraid I can’t do that either though. If I do, the University of Queensland will sue me. As they explained in their letter threatening me:
That’s right. The University of Queensland sent me a threatening letter which threatens me further if I show anyone that letter.

Confusing, no? It gets stranger. Along with its threats, the University of Queensland included demands. The first of these is:
This demand is interesting. According to it, I’m not just prevented from disclosing any of the “intellectual property” (IP) I’ve gained access to. I’m prevented from even doing anything which involves using the data. That means I can’t discuss the data. I can’t perform analyses on it. I can’t share anything about it with you.

But that’s not all I can’t do. The University of Queensland also demanded I cease and desist from:
This fascinates me. I corresponded with John Cook to try to get him to assert any claims of confidentiality he might have regarding the data I now possess. I sent him multiple e-mails telling him if he felt the data was confidential, he should request I not disclose it. I said if people’s privacy needed to be protected, he should say so.

He refused. Repeatedly.
Apparently I badgered Cook too much. I tried too hard to get him to do his duty and try to protect his subjects’ privacy. The University of Queensland needs me to stop. If I don’t, they’ll sue me.
Doesn't all that just give you warm and fuzzy thoughts about the reliability of the study?  And Cook?

The definition of 'consensus' is apparently "Lie and obfuscate and threaten until everyone gives up and accepts it."  Or something.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Know what's relaxing after a long day?

SCIENCE! in the form of study of new data

Basically, screaming about 'Rape culture!' equals

"We can use this to control people.  And institutions."
It's going to get real interesting when falsely-accused and railroaded men start getting BIG damage awards.

Why do I loathe and despise 'progressives' so, let me count another way:
That’s why there was a session at the 2014 White Privilege Conference – held in Madison, Wisconsin in late March – titled, “Examining White Privilege and Building Foundations for Social Justice Thinking in the Elementary Classroom.” The session was led by two teachers, Rosemary Colt and Diana Reeves.

“But what we’re hoping to be able to convince you is possible is to take the (inaudible) sequences, which you are directed to be using, and to find within them opportunities to begin to insert social justice, anti-racist information for even little kids to understand,” Reeves said.
“What does it mean to be privileged,” another question asks.
“If you are privileged you are white,” another child answered.

The teachers also played a video they produced with their students, where they interviewed them about their perceptions of race and privilege. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect is how the teachers guide the students to the desired answers. (No wonder they have to target unassuming children.)

Really sucks when your own PC idiocy bites you in the ass, doesn't it?
Berkeley's Mr. Birgeneau is famous as an ardent defender of minority students, the LGBT community and undocumented illegal immigrants. What could possibly be wrong with this guy speaking at Haverford??? Haverfordians were upset that in 2011 the Berkeley police used "force" against Occupy protesters in Sproul Plaza. They said Mr. Birgeneau could speak at Haverford if he agreed to nine conditions, including his support for reparations for the victims of Berkeley's violence.
Well, Birgeneau, you helped set this up; how do you like it?
In a letter, Mr. Birgeneau replied, "As a longtime civil rights activist and firm supporter of nonviolence, I do not respond to untruthful, violent verbal attacks."

The Army is still perfecting this design. They'd like to build a helmet with a responsive respirator that's only on when it needs to be on, and presumably, the helmet should also feature the same functionality we've seen in previous concepts. That means a heads-up display with live targeting, GPS battle mapping, and incoming video. Because without all that, it would just a head bucket, wouldn't it?
I'm wondering if David Drake can sue for royalties on this, 'cause it sounds an awful lot like a Slammers helmet(assuming the Army doesn't screw it up).

Assuming Obama & Co. gave a rats ass about veterans, and weren't planning on doing this to ALL of us, Shiseki should be fire, and the people who faked the records prosecuted.  But it won't happen, because they don't and they do.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

How stupid are universities?

This fucking stupid:
"The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSU...understands our fencing equipment as weapons," says the club's coach Enrique Alvarez.
Nonetheless, NDSU's Police and Safety Office Director Ray Boyer cited the school's policy manual and Code of Student Behavior, saying sabers and swords are prohibited on campus:
"They are deemed weapons, and as such, possession or use on University owned or controlled property is prohibited," he says.
Boyer, you are a fucking moron.  Playing the "I'll blindly follow so I'm not responsible for anything" playbook.  You're a useless, brainless fool.

Well, crap.

Kevin is semi-hanging-it-up.

I completely understand why, but damn.

Right now, I've got nothin'

I guess used up all my bitching last night.

More to come when I get a refill.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tab clearing, 'cause I've got WAY too many open

The possibility of brain damage?  If this is correct, it's seriously possible.

The latest prog 'defense' of Clinton and Obama on Benghazi.

Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that a spokesman at the Centers for Disease Control told an agency scientist to lie to a reporter to avoid an interview, and that a senior press official at the agency “gets very worked up” by interview requests from conservative media outlets.

Who the HELL hires and supervises these people?
Authorities partly closed a downtown Minneapolis freeway briefly Tuesday morning as they made a “high-risk” traffic stop to detain a motorist who allegedly brandished a gun at another driver. 

Turns out the driver was an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a State Patrol report said.

'Few rogue people in Cincy' my ass.
Judicial Watch, a center-right group that specializes in Freedom Of Information Act document requests and lawsuits, said it received a cache of papers from the IRS showing the depth of the Obama administration's involvement in what officials have previously called the work of a few 'rogue agents' in Cincinnati, Ohio.

And letters from U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, show his involvement in pressing the IRS to target mostly conservative organizations with cumbersome questionnaires seemingly calculated to slow down their applications for tax-exempt status in the middle of an election year.

Looks like the main gun control we need is taking them away from a lot of cops.

The Socialist Paradise of Venezuela.  I agree with Insty's opinion.

Arrogant politician and dumbass cops; I hope they lose their asses.

That lovely episode of "They started shooting, so I did too!" in Miami?

It's even worse than the first bit I saw indicated.
As in the second Boston bombing “gunfight,” all the shots in both these outbreaks of gunshot contagion were fired by police, at a formerly-armed but now-unarmed “threat.” At least 377 shots were fired, but some officers were unable to account for the rounds they had fired, and some slunk away without giving statements, so it may have been more than that. And exactly as happened in Boston, the fangs-out response of dozens of officers from a half-dozen agencies left the neighborhood jammed with police cars, blocking SRT and EMTs from ingress to the area.
This is absolutely inexcusable.  Period.  Both that it happened, and that it involved this.
But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.
RUPTURED EAR DRUMS?  Bleep.  And yet wait!  There's MORE!
“They were saying put your hands up, and the guys were still moving after they shot maybe 50, 60 times,” Vandiver recalled. “And the guy tried to put his hands up. And as soon as he put his hands up, it erupted again. And that was it for them. That guy tried his best to give up.”

One of the neighbors summed it up pretty well:
“The policemen that had on the black and white vests were out there laughing like it was so funny,” said one of the neighbors, “because they got a free shot off them people. Shooting all them bullets like that, that don’t make no sense.”
No, it doesn't.

Why do I despise Obamacare and the crapweasels who created it?

Here's another and a BIG reason:
We have a new contender for most-telling-ever Obamacare quote this morning: “We have to break people away fromthe choice habit that everyone has.”
Because the commoners actually having CHOICE is a bad thing.
But people shopping for insurance under Obamacare are not simply experiencing some mysterious condition. They are being required, by law, to purchase a product, and then deciding that for the money they have spent—which in many cases is merely a fraction of the total cost, the rest of which is being picked up by taxpayers—they do not like what they are getting in return. That is why the choice habit must be broken. We can’t have people’s quirky, complicated personal tastes and preferences messing up our perfect system.

A plan set up in the 30's to make food more expensive must still be followed

says the 9th Circus.  Because 'interstate commerce'.  And "Maybe you can grow something else, or sell grapes instead of raisins."

Think about that: at a time when lots of people had trouble- many couldn't- find enough to eat, Roosevelt & Co. deliberately made food more expensive...  Bastards have been dead for decades, and they're still screwing us.

Citizen records arrest- which is legal- and cops arrest.  Then cops whine when people call them on this bullcrap.  I'm going to borrow from Insty:
But Fall River Police Sgt. James Machado of the Massachusetts Police Association said cops want the same protection the two-party consent law offers private citizens, noting they aren’t allowed to electronically record prisoners in their holding cells.
“We just simply want to be treated and looked at in the same way as individual citizens,” Machado said. “The problem is sometimes we’re not sure if they are a snapshot of what went on or the entire picture.”
See, the thing is that police officers on duty aren’t just “individual citizens.” They are shielded by qualified immunity, and by bureaucratic power, in ways private citizens aren’t, and unlike private citizens they’re exerting the coercive power of the state. And they’re drawing a taxpayer-funded paycheck to do it. To suggest that they should have the same privacy rights as ordinary citizens is so ridiculous that only a police-union official could do it with a straight face.

In which the gun bigots show they don't believe their magic signs actually work:
Headlining the event was Brady Campaign President Dan Gross and Washington CeaseFire President Ralph Fascitelli. Town Hall Seattle had a sign in the glass door stating “No firearms allowed in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.” Inside was a visibly armed security guard.
Folks, when you insist places must have magic signs for safety, then YOU insist on armed security, you're proving you're full of crap.

Once again, this has nothing to do with safety, it's about control.
Um--"mass shootings"? How many rifles need one buy within five days to carry out such an atrocity? Aren't most mass shootings planned long in advance, meaning that even if the aspiring mass murdered did for whatever strange reason need two or more rifles, he would have time to acquire them? Since this is only a reporting requirement, rather than a prohibition on buying more than one rifle within five days, how is it supposed to stop a massacre?
One more piece of red tape; one more piece of recording what we own.  One more bit of control.

Yes, but things being better doesn't fit the Preferred Narrative™, so they don't talk about that.

Remember: More people are dead(we'll never know how many), NOBODY at ATF or DoJ or anywhere else was fired for Gunwalker, Obama's still hiding documents illegally, and Holder's whining about how "Those Republicans are only attacking me because I and the President are black!"

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mexico couldn't deal with the cartel, the locals got tired of it and did,

and now the government wants to 'legalize' them.  And register their guns, of course.
The ceremony in the town of Tepalcatepec, where the movement began in February 2013, will involve the registration of thousands of guns by the federal government and an agreement that the so-called "self-defense" groups will either join a new official rural police force or return to their normal lives and acts as voluntary reserves when called on.
With Saturday's ceremony, a federal commissioner now in charge of the violence-plagued state hopes to end the "wild west" chapter of the movement, in which civilians built roadblocks and battled cartel members for towns in the rich farming area called the "Tierra Caliente," or "Hot Land."

The new rural forces are designed to be a way out of an embarrassing situation, in which elected leaders and law enforcement agencies lost control of the entire state to the pseudo-religious Knights Templar drug cartel. Efforts to retake control with federal police and military failed. Eventually government forces had to rely on the vigilantes because of their knowledge of where to find the cartel gunmen.
Lots of them are saying "Screw that" to the registration idea; past history tells them that would be a bad idea.  And they don't trust the government to keep after the bad guys, either.
"This (demobilization) agreement is just something to please the government," said Rene Sanchez, 22, a vigilante from the self-defense stronghold of Buenavista. "With them or without them, we are going to keep at it."

If you know some idiot with a Che shirt

who worships at the altar of Castro and communism, point him to this; if nothing else it'll ruin his digestion to read it.
Cuba was one of the world’s richest countries before Castro destroyed it—and the wealth wasn’t just in the hands of a tiny elite. “Contrary to the myth spread by the revolution,” wrote Alfred Cuzan, a professor of political science at the University of West Florida, “Cuba’s wealth before 1959 was not the purview of a privileged few. . . . Cuban society was as much of a middle-class society as Argentina and Chile.” In 1958, Cuba had a higher per-capita income than much of Europe. “More Americans lived in Cuba prior to Castro than Cubans lived in the United States,” Cuban exile Humberto Fontova, author of a series of books about Castro and Guevara, tells me.
As for the free health care, patients have to bring their own medicine, their own bedsheets, and even their own iodine to the hospital. Most of these items are available only on the illegal black market, moreover, and must be paid for in hard currency—and sometimes they’re not available at all. Cuba has sent so many doctors abroad—especially to Venezuela, in exchange for oil—that the island is now facing a personnel shortage. “I don’t want to say there are no doctors left,” says an American man who married a Cuban woman and has been back dozens of times, “but the island is now almost empty. I saw a banner once, hanging from somebody’s balcony, that said, DO I NEED TO GO TO VENEZUELA FOR MY HEADACHE?
Leftists often talk about “food deserts” in Western cities, where the poor supposedly lack options to buy affordable and nutritious food. If they want to see a real food desert, they should come to Havana. I went to a grocery store across the street from the exclusive MeliĆ” Cohiba Hotel, where the lucky few with access to hard currency shop to supplement their meager state rations. The store was in what passes for a mall in Havana—a cluttered concrete box, shabby compared even with malls I’ve visited in Iraq. It carried rice, beans, frozen chicken, milk, bottled water, booze, a small bit of cheese, minuscule amounts of rancid-looking meat, some low-end cookies and chips from Brazil—and that’s it. No produce, cereal, no cans of soup, no pasta. A 7–11 has a far better selection, and this is a place for Cuba’s “rich” to shop. I heard, but cannot confirm, that potatoes would not be available anywhere in Cuba for another four months. 
“His family is from here,” she said, “but mine’s not, and I will never come back here. Not while it’s like this. I feel like I’m in Iraq or Afghanistan.” I visited Iraq seven times during the war and didn’t have the heart to tell her that Baghdad, while ugly and dangerous, is vastly freer and more prosperous these days than Havana. Anyway, Iraq is precisely the kind of country with which Castro wants you to compare Cuba. It’s the wrong comparison. So are impoverished Third World countries like Guatemala and Haiti. Cuba isn’t a developing country; it’s a once-developed country destroyed by its own government. Havana was a magnificent Western city once. It should be compared not with Baghdad, Kabul, Guatemala City, or Port-au-Prince but with formerly Communist Budapest, Prague, or Berlin. Havana’s history mirrors theirs, after all.

Way I once put it to the kids: Castro & Co. took an island with rich soil, year-round growing seasons, an ocean full of fish and people not afraid to work and made everyone poor and hungry; that doesn't just happen, you have to work at it.

Compare and contrast:

“In meetings with Nigerian officials, including Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in August 2012, the U.S. government consistently has urged the Nigerian government to expand its strategy against Boko Haram from solely a military solution to addressing problems of economic and political marginalization in the north, arguing that Boko Haram’s motivations are not religious but socio-economic,” the report stated."
"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video first obtained by Agence France-Presse.

"There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women," he continued, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.
Well, either these slavers didn't get the memo that it's all about socio-economic status and not related to their religion, or the administration is either
Lying their ass off or
Completely full of shit.

I know which I'd bet on.  Especially considering the dot connecting done in the Front Page article.  Which would also explain why the assistance offered has all been investigators and security people as opposed to "If you need some assistance, we have some troops who would be quite willing to find these terrorists and kill them."

"We can't just cut them off! We have to see if the slavery and murder

and such can be religiously defended!"  All you need to know about these bastards.
U.S. Islamic leaders won’t try to formally excommunicate the Islamist Boko Haram group unless they can meet with its leadership to debate the religious legitimacy of its actions, a spokesman for a leading mosque told The Daily Caller.
Murder, rape, torture, slavery, how the HELL can they need to 'debate the religious legitimacy' of that?

From those wonderful people at CAIR,
Shekau’s claims are “un-Islamic,” said a statement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “It is almost impossible to express the level of disgust felt by American Muslims at the un-Islamic and obscene actions of the terrorist group Boko Haram for the kidnapping and threat to ‘sell’ hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls,” it said.
Really?  But
CAIR’s spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper, rejected TheDC’s request for an theological refutation of Shekau’s claims. “That’s all we do for any anti-Muslim hate site as The Daily Caller,” said Hooper.
If you actually think their actions and words are un-islamic, wouldn't you want to demonstrate why and how to people?  As opposed to blowing them off because 'You hate muslims!" ?

Read it all.  To those muslims who actually want to do something about this: watch your back.  I think you're doing a good thing, but you know you're putting your life at risk.

Ain't that something?  Want to get rid of old stuff about "You can take slaves and kill anyone who doesn't believe" and THAT puts your life on the line.

I think I'll keep my truck as long as possible

because it doesn't spy on me.  And snitch on me.
All new cars - by law - are being fitted with Event Data Recorders (EDRs) or “black boxes” that record this data – and many others things besides.

The ’15 Corvette will – reportedly – take video of your driving. And store it. See here.
Here is an interesting preview of what’s in store for the rest of us – not just Corvette drivers.

Can you smell it yet?

The ’14 Mazda3, like an ever-expanding roll call of new cars, also offers pre-emptive braking. Mazda calls it something else, of course (“Smart City Brake Support,” to be precise. Yack). But that’s what it does. Pre-emptively brakes. The car decides it’s time to slow – or even stop – and does so. You are second banana. This usurper technology is integral – essential – for the practical implementation of the driver-free (Google calls it driverless, but that’s a misnomer) car. The car has a driver.

It’s just not you.
I foresee a lot of quiet "Here's how you disconnect this crap" in the future.  At the least for the 'Tell Big Momma where you are and what you're doing' crap.

If these people had trusted Reid,

Let's see, he refused to allow votes on the amendments, then imitated Wimpy with "I will gladly let you vote on this someday if you'll pass this bill today"; if they'd trusted the bastard I've have said it was evidence of mental disqualification for office.

Ah, the wonders of politicians: make a video pointing out they're not fixing the damn potholes, they threaten you.
Yeah, that'll go over REAL well.

"FREE SPEECH!  Unless we don't like what you have to say in which case SHUT UP!"

Monday, May 12, 2014

Forest service blocks cattle from a creek

because of a friggin' mouse...

Wonder how long before sections of that fence start disappearing?

The cop- excuse me, former cop now- who shot the farmers' dog?

He's all butthurt about people being pissed about it.  And pointing him out.  And getting fired.

Well, Mr. Dooley, I  have some advice:


As to his lawyer,
"This is clearly a political knee jerk reaction by the DA in Rains County and there’s no chance that this case will stand up in court," said Schulte. "It’s a legal impossibility because he was acting within the scope of his employment as a public servant....
Screw you too, Schulte.  Qualified immunity does NOT immunize him from any punishment for his actions; it can be yanked at any time*.  So piss off.

*Too many judges- and cops and prosecutors- think it means they can do damn near anything and get away with it; it would only take one or two judges reminding them that that's not true to make a BIG change.

Over at Think Commie they call a black man

a porch monkey, a bobo and a little chimp.  But NRA members and gun owners in general are racists...

And always remember, kids, THEY are the 'good' people

Thanks to Mr. Noir for making sure we know about this crap.

Anybody think the Nork high command ISN'T squirrelly enough

to do this?
As we reported early last year, Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst, believes that North Korea's recent seemingly low-yield nuclear tests and launch of a low-orbit satellite may in fact be preparations for a future electromagnetic pulse attack.

A copy of a report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for the Defense Department, obtained by Pry from sources within DHS, finds North Korea could use its Unha-3 space launch vehicle to deliver a nuclear warhead as a satellite over the South Pole to attack America from the south.
That would be bad.  Not sure how good this 'solution' is:
Franks has introduced H.R. 3410, the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, which would let Homeland Security take practical steps to protect the electric grid. This bill has been called a "necessary first step" in protecting the nation's power grid.
DHS?  The clowns in charge of VIPR teams screwing with people on the highways and trying to get off their train?  Really?

I can see a bill saying "Electrical utilities must take steps to protect the grid", as they'd know what needed protecting, or having spares for, but DHS?  That sounds like a prescription for "We need 'X' billion more dollars for this program!"  Along with a level of efficiency that would make that turtle crossing the road look like Speedy Gonzales.

I'd heard of the Carrington Event, but not the Railroad Storm, so I looked it up.  Yeah, that would really mess things up today.

Ah, more of what everyone has to look forward to in government-run health care:
The email, written by Telehealth Coordinator David Newman, a registered nurse, describes how patients at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center are always listed getting appointments within a 14-day window, no matter when the appointment was first requested, and no matter how long the patient actually waited.
The memo admitted, “Yes, this is gaming the system a bit…” because “when we exceed the 14 day measure, the front office gets very upset, which doesn’t help us.”
The employee further instructs staff on how to “get off the bad boys list” by “cancelling the visit (by clinic) and then rescheduling it with a desired date within that 14 day window.”
You may die, but the paperwork at the 'Who Gets Treated' board will look marvelous!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

It being evening, and I being in need of some rest-

after I cover up the new bench in the back yard(supposed to rain)- I shall now move back to the more cerebral pursuits of the sciences.  In other words, more data to review.

The latest in racism and male-hate

is a bunch of sorry bastards pushing this video 'White Guys: We Suck and We're Sorry.  Being cheered by various socialist idiots who think dividing everyone as much as possible is a good idea(have to give the proles someone to hate, y'know).

The level of collective thought and being a pussy required to sit around thinking "I'm white, and I'm male, and both those things are HORRIBLE and I can't change it and I'm SO SORRY!!" is sickening.  Yeah, let's ignore every female and everyone of every other race that's done horrible things because "It's ALL the fault of WHITE MALES!"  For instance, never mind the muslim rules about women and slavery* that Boko Haram are following, it's not THEIR fault they're taking slaves and murdering people in  job-lots, it's the fault of WHITE MALES!

I hope Larry Correia goes after this crap; it needs his way with words to properly describe what self-hating bullshit this is.

*"None of the injunctions pertaining to slavery have been abrogated in the Shari’ah. The reason that the Muslims of today do not have slaves is because they do not engage in Jihad (religion war)….Muslims have been denied a great boon whereby every home could have had a slave."

Over at Midway, buy Meprolight, get a gift certificate

Once again, "They only meant it for MUSKETS,

not the guns of today!" rises.  And once again they either ignore the "So the 1st doesn't cover modern means of spreading news and information?" factor, or consider the 2nd to be the only amendment to be so affected.  Also ignore that there were repeating arms at the time; and that private citizens owned artillery(without a background check or tax stamp).

But back to the original question of bazookas. Why shouldn't their possession by private citizens be protected? It's not as if governments never use tanks against private citizens (see attached video), and nor can it be denied that enormous, heavily armored vehicles are becoming more and more routinely part of civilian police agencies' equipment in the U.S. 

We're told all the time (here's a recent example) that the Second Amendment no longer matters, because the government commands far too much military power for private citizens with small arms to thwart any tyrannical ambitions it may have (meaning we should just sit and take it, apparently), but at the same time, if anyone dares discuss adding some heavier firepower to private citizens' arsenals, we're hysterically accused of treason.

A lady with experience in the matter speaks of Boko Haram and the reaction:
The kidnapping of the schoolgirls throws into bold relief a central part of what the jihadists are about: the oppression of women. Boko Haram sincerely believes that girls are better off enslaved than educated. The terrorists' mission is no different from that of the Taliban assassin who shot and nearly killed 15-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai—as she rode a school bus home in 2012—because she advocated girls' education. As I know from experience, nothing is more anathema to the jihadists than equal and educated women.

How to explain this phenomenon to baffled Westerners, who these days seem more eager to smear the critics of jihadism as "Islamophobes" than to stand up for women's most basic rights? Where are the Muslim college-student organizations denouncing Boko Haram? Where is the outrage during Friday prayers? These girls' lives deserve more than a Twitter hashtag protest.
But actually DOING something would be messy.  And require that military stuff the progs hate(except when they're using it against some class enemy), and would cause the Usual Suspects to call us racist and colonialist and stuff.  So better to put pouty-face or stern-look pictures on twitter of themselves holding signs.  And then crap bricks of outrage when someone points out what bullshit it is.

The Southern Poverty Bullshit Center strikes again:  the new 'proof' of far-right extremism: opposing Common Core.

Unless you're a leftist/Democrat who has a problem with it, YOU they don't talk about.
The report largely ignores the large number of critics on the American political left, including the Chicago Teachers Union, who deplore Common Core because it mandates evermore standardized testing. It also largely ignores the complaints of a multitude of critics on the right, who oppose a technocratic takeover of public education that wrests education decisions out of the hands of local school boards and parents.

Instead, the SPLC report insists, opposition to Common Core comes from “far-right extremists” who oppose Common Core out of fears it will “indoctrinate young children into ‘the homosexual lifestyle’” and “turn children into ‘green serfs’ who will serve a totalitarian ‘New World Order.’”
If that's not goofy enough for you, they provide this for your amusement/enragement:
The conspiracy theorists behind the SPLC report theorize that “the radical right” hopes to use opposition to Common Core as a proxy in a broader fight to terminate all public education for some 50 million schoolchildren in the United States.
Yep; wanting your kids to actually, say, learn how to count in a proven successful manner means you want to 'terminate all public education '...

But people on the RIGHT are 'anti-science', yeah

Nicholas Wade, a British-born science reporter and editor for more than 30 years with The New York Times, is no longer with the newspaper — just days after the release of his latest book, in which he depicts blacks with roots in sub-Saharan Africa as genetically less adapted to modern life than whites and Asians.

Was The New York Times uncomfortable with Wade’s science or his conclusions? It’s unclear. Neither Wade nor his former employer returned requests for comment.
"Bad writer!  You wrote science about THIS!  You're fired!"

The Vallejo Police Department is apologizing after an 11-year-old boy was held at gunpoint and handcuffed by officers in a case in mistaken identity.
Because apparently 'Stick a gun in their face' is the go-to of policing for some places now.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA- ahem.  Also from Californicated,
Californians unhappy with their forced Obamacare related healthcare packages are finding a cheaper and more efficient way to see a doctor — high tail it to Mexico.

Two connected: a bunch of nasty little "I'm so sorry I was born this way" clowns apologizing for their sex and race,
combined with
Politically-correct segregation in 'higher' education.
"A summit for black faculty, staff and graduate students in the UNC system drew more than 90 participants to UNC Wilmington. Navigating Challenging Waters: Achieving Success in the Academy was held April 24-25 in the Education Building. It was hosted by the UNC Wilmington Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA), in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion ..." 

With straight faces, the university actually boasted that it held a racially segregated event (a "black" summit), sponsored by a racially segregated organization (a "black" association), and did so with the help of an office of "inclusion." These people are so full of nonsense that they see more racism in terms like "these people" than they do in terms like "black association."
And if you say anything uncomplimentary about this segregation, you'll be called a racist.  Flat bloody frigging amazing, isn't it?  If someone organized a 'summit for white faculty, staff and graduate students' Chancellor Gary Miller would crap his pants in outrage, but "These events ONLY for black people!" or (read the whole thing) "We must have a separate graduation ceremony for THESE people!" is somehow inclusive.  Or something...

I'll have something more to say later on the "I'm sorry I'm white and male" idiots later, but I had to clear some tabs for now.