Saturday, September 17, 2016

It just finished raining some more; and it may be cooler, but the humidity

is enough to let minnows swim around out there.  So indoors for study it is

Sooner or later, this crap is really going to bite these idiots in the ass,

and I hope to know about it when it does.
41 Action News reported that the Overland park police department that arrested him in 2013 said didn’t notify ICE because, “it could be considered profiling because a lot of people of all races are arrested without a proper ID.”
And what did this poor illegal alien do this time?
A twice-arrested illegal immigrant killed a Kansas sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, a source with knowledge of the case told The Daily Caller.

Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 38, was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly was driving drunk and crashed his pickup truck into a patrol car stopped on the side of the road. The crash killed Johnson County (Kansas) Sheriff’s Department Master Deputy Brandon Collins, 45.
Well, Thank You, Overland Park PD, for your contribution to this crap.  I hope the idiots involved, which includes the brass behind this, lose a lot of sleep over this.  It's the least you deserve.

But I'm sure we're not supposed to get too upset about this...

An explosive device went off in a garbage pail Saturday morning along the route of a 5K run and walk to benefit military soldiers.

Multiple devices were also found "wired together" in the same garbage pail, but they did not detonate, according to Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

The explosion occurred along the route of the Seaside Semper Five Marine Corps Charity 5K at around 9:30 a.m.
No casualties; the reason being
The start of the run was delayed, which "thankfully avoided a large number of runners in the area," the statement said.
Somehow I don't think this is going to turn out to be a disaffected Amish or someone of conservative/libertarian bent.

Among the reasons I call asset forfeiture 'theft under color of law',

Concerned by the lack of transparency surrounding the NYPD's civil forfeiture program, NYC councilmember Ritchie Torres introduced legislation this year that would require annual reports from the police department about how much money it seizes, but at Thursday's hearing, the NYPD said it has no technologically feasible way to track seized money that was ultimately not pursued through asset forfeiture. From The Village Voice:
"Attempts to perform the types of searches envisioned in the bill will lead to system crashes and significant delays during the intake and release process," said Assistant Deputy Commissioner Robert Messner, while testifying in front of the council's Public Safety Committee. "The only way the department could possibly comply with the bill would be a manual count of over half a million invoices each year."

When asked by councilmember Dan Garodnick whether the NYPD had come to the hearing with any sort of accounting for how much money it has seized from New Yorkers this past year, the NYPD higher-ups testifying simply answered "no."
This is bullshit.  From a clapped-out bull, at that.  They actually expect everyone to believe they don't keep track of this?  You've got two choices:
NYPD is lying
NYPD is run by incompetents.
Take your pick.

I'm going with the first choice.
...According to the scant records Bronx Defenders did manage to get back, the NYPD reported more than $6 million in revenue in 2013 from seized cash, forfeitures, and property sold at auction, and it had a balance of more than $68 million in seized currency in any given month of that year.
My guess is they're lying their ass off because they don't want to admit just how much money they're stealing; that's probably a big bite out of their budget, and they don't want to have to answer for it.

And Fecesbook does it again

Let me log in and post normally this morning, now it's back to "You have to down load our av", etc.

Screw 'em.

I'd wondered how the prosecutors would get around not prosecuting

this idiot; they're using But investigators uncovered no evidence that Lucas, 45, actually transferred the gun and never determined the name of the gun-owning friend, Clackamas County District Attorney John S. Foote said in a letter to the Oregon State Police.
In other words, "Find a way to pretend it didn't really happen so we don't have to enforce this against him."

Which, now that I think about it, opens up a defense for anyone these clowns DO charge with this.

"This triggers me" is the new "my dog ate my homework."

 Sounds good to me.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sparked controversy Friday evening after suggesting at a campaign rally in Miami that the Secret Service detail that protects Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton be disarmed.

“She wants to destroy your Second Amendment,” Trump said. “I think what we should do is she goes around with armed bodyguards, like you have never seen before. I think that her bodyguards should disarm, right? Right? Think they should disarm. Immediately, what do you think?”

So, Missouri legislature overrode the veto by the Governor, and they've become a Constitutional-carry state.  And the New York Slimes lies about it; anyone surprised?
Just to pick one of the lies,
Mr. Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed the measure in June, saying it would allow individuals with a criminal record to legally carry a concealed firearm even though they had been, or would have been, denied a permit under the old law’s background check.
Which means he lied, since anyone with a felony record, or a conviction that could have resulted in a sentence exceeding one year (regardless of what sentence was actually handed down), or anyone under a domestic violence restraining order or found guilty of a domestic violence charge is - by Federal law - prohibited from possessing a firearm. Period. Doesn't matter how they carry it. So if their criminal record would have prevented them having a permit, it should prevent them from having a FIREARM.

But the New York Times' Editorial Board doesn't tell you that.
Of course not; it doesn't go with the Preferred Narrative.

Also sto- borrowed from a comment here by Geek with a .45,
I've concluded that there are two types of people running around loose in the world: Those who understand that letting their dogs take a dump on FDR's grave is a patriotic imperative, and everyone else who thinks he's some sort of hero.

Here y'go, Tam, a Swiss military bicycle

And it only weighs 48 pounds and costs a thousand.

Amazing how many people, when there's someone they like in the Oval Office, want to trash that troublesome Constitution.
Moe argued that the problem in the American system is Congress, not the president. "As a decision-maker, Congress is just inexcusably bad," he said in his presentation. While some say polarization is causing the gridlock in the national government, he argued that it is "wired" into the Constitution.

"Congress is just not wired to solve national problems in a national way," Moe explained. "It's wired to allow hundreds of parochial legislators to promote their own welfare through special-interest politics." The president, however, is nationally elected and can make decisions unilaterally.
A: That gridlock is a Feature, not a bug.
B: The idea of giving the President even more power would've had the people back then pulling their muskets and rifles to hand and checking loads.  We ought to look at it the same way today, even when clowns like this are pushing it(maybe ESPECIALLY when idiots like this, who too many people give deference to, suggest it).

This was a plan I'd not heard of before: draining most of the Mediterranean

I do find myself wondering: while they were planning on all that farmland and hydro power, I wonder if they considered what the loss of all that water surface might do to the climate in that part of the world?

Remember the 'John Doe' investigations in Wisconsin?  Dark-of-night raids, people threatened, the whole works?  All the way to the state Supreme Court it went, and the result was
¶133 Our lengthy discussion of these three cases can be distilled into a few simple, but important, points. It is utterly clear that the special prosecutor has employed theories of law that do not exist in order to investigate citizens who were wholly innocent of any wrongdoing. In other words, the special prosecutor was the instigator of a “perfect storm” of wrongs that was visited upon the innocent Unnamed Movants and those who dared to associate with them. It is fortunate, indeed, for every other citizen of this great State who is interested in the protection of fundamental liberties that the special prosecutor chose as his targets innocent citizens who had both the will and the means to fight the unlimited resources of an unjust prosecution. Further, these brave individuals played a crucial role in presenting this court with an opportunity to re-endorse its commitment to upholding the fundamental right of each and every citizen to engage in lawful political activity and to do so free from the fear of the tyrannical retribution of arbitrary or capricious governmental prosecution. Let one point be clear: our conclusion today ends this unconstitutional John Doe investigation.

What's the asshole prosecutor, John Chisholm, doing?  Appealing to the US Supremes, and threatening further prosecutions.  And on top of that, someone in his office is leaking documents to the press.

If there's a group that needs investigating, and people who belong in jail, it's the prosecutor and his minions.  And the cops who took the orders for midnight door-kicking raids, and threatened people.

“So y’all aren’t going to complain that you don’t have free speech, right? I just want to make sure,” a Berkeley student tells James O’Keefe, Project Veritas founder and conservative activist, in a video first obtained by The Daily Caller.
Well, when you're doing everything you can to shut down his speech, he damn sure SHOULD be yelling about it, you little asshole.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Yes, there is data

Yes, I remembered before it got too late.

Something on the origins of this PC idiocy

and the crap behind it.


Here’s the problem with public officials -- because that’s really [Seidman’s] audience -- deciding to ignore the Constitution: If you’re the president, if you’re a member of Congress, if you are a TSA agent, the only reason why somebody should listen to what you say, instead of horsewhipping you out of town for your impertinence, is because you exercise power via the Constitution. If the Constitution doesn’t count, you don’t have any legitimate power. You’re a thief, a brigand, an officious busybody, somebody who should be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail for trying to exercise power you don’t possess.

So if we’re going to start ignoring the Constitution, I’m fine with that. The first part I’m going to start ignoring is the part that says, I have to do whatever they say.

What we have to look forward to with Obamacare

The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. 

Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says.
'Public disquiet' meaning 'people calling for our heads'.

Governor Howler uses 'carbon credits' as a payoff

On August 1 the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), a board appointed by Cuomo, approved a Clean Energy Standard (CES). The standard mandates that New York gets 50% of its energy from carbon-neutral sources by 2030. Step number one complete.

However, the PSC didn’t stop there — that isn’t where the play ends. They still need to funnel money to their friends and make it easier next time.

So, the Commission included a “Zero Emission Credit.” Great title, but it is merely a payout to the Nuclear Power plants — a non-renewable energy — to the tune of $7 billion. Step number two complete. Step number three is that the money for those billions has to come from somewhere, and it will end up coming from everyday New Yorkers for the next 12 years. For a “progressive” Governor this is about as regressive a policy he could support. Step three complete.

Given a proposal like this it makes sense that middle-class wages are having trouble growing when they have to fight through the left’s not only misguided, but likely mal-intentioned policies. Cuomo’s attempt to sneak into the end zone will not go unnoticed.
And some more people will wind up moving out of New York.  And he'll want to raise taxes on the rest to make up for the loss, upon which more people will move...

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to "refute" concerns about sugar's possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.

The sugar-funded project in question was a literature review, examining a variety of studies and experiments. It suggested there were major problems with all the studies that implicated sugar, and concluded that cutting fat out of American diets was the best way to address coronary heart disease.
Some scientists pointed out that fat wasn't really a problem, sugar was; and they were just about destroyed for doing so, by other doctors who didn't want this 'settled science' questioned.

I think I need to consider a steak for dinner.

Remember Obama and Biden trying to claim 'Iraq is one of the great successes of our administration'?  Now they're trying to push one of their disasters off on someone else.

Expect screams that they aren't really 'art', and don't belong in public because they trigger people.  Or cause some other offense.
One is a searing sculpture of a woman falling through the air from the World Trade Center on 9/11. The other is a heroic bronze of an American soldier riding into battle on a horse.
The soldier on horseback will be dedicated Tuesday at its new, permanent site in Liberty Park. It’ll overlook Ground Zero and the September 11 Museum, which is exhibiting, at least for a while, the bronze known as “Tumbling Woman.”
That one will upset those who don't want anyone reminded of just what happened.  And who did it.  And this one
will piss-off those who think we should've waved and pleaded with the enemy because 'violence is always bad, but most bad when WE do it.'

Polar bears are acting like polar bears.  This is a problem when they're after your researchers.
And you'll notice the obligatory 'may be due to climate change' near the end.

SJBs are friggin' stupid.  And in positions of authority.
During a football game on Sept. 9th between predominantly white Forest Hills Central High School and predominantly black Ottawa Hills High School, as Todd Starnes reports, Forest Hills students waved a “Betsy Ross” flag as well as a pro-Donald Trump banner.

“You can’t deny the overt, intentional racism and intimidation,” said Briana Urena-Ravelo, co-founder of the Grand Rapids Black Lives Matter group. “For these white kids from a white school to bring out a flag of the colonies with the ‘Make America Great Again’ Trump flag to a game with black students on the field, it’s all very obvious."
I can not only deny it, I can call you a PC-brained idiot for saying it.
Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Behm wrote a letter to parents lecturing folks in the district about their “privilege” and apologizing to the inner city school. “To wave a historical version of our flag, that to some symbolizes exclusion and hate, injects hostility and confusion to an event where no one intended to do so."
Behm, you're a bitch.  And a bigoted one, at that.

Civil rights victory: constitutional carry in MO

The Missouri legislature overrode Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of permitless gun carry on Wednesday, making it the 11th state to adopt the policy

Missouri legislators bypassed the governor’s wishes and instituted the new gun-friendly law by a vote of 112-41 in the House of Representatives and 24-6 in the Senate. Under the law, anyone over 21 who can legally own a firearm may now legally carry a firearm. The move continues a nationwide trend towards what activists call “constitutional carry.”
Bloomberg and CSGV and Mommies Want hardest hit.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The miserable lying little shits in the White House really don't give a damn

about anything except themselves.
What percentage of illegal immigrants trying to make it across the Unites States’ southern border are stopped by the Border Patrol? According to Fox News, the Department of Homeland Security is sitting on a report which indicates the answer is just 51 percent. That figure is much lower than the official interdiction rate of 81 percent(no shit?). Fox News has background on the report:

According to Fox reporter William Lajeunesse (video below), the final report was completed in May but, at that time, “the White House domestic policy council stepped in and stopped it.” Furthermore, an unnamed source tells Lajeunesse the report is being held for, “political reasons” because it could “help elect Donald Trump.”

Jessica Vaughan from the Center for Immigration Studies tells Fox News, “It appears to me that this research could have been suppressed because it contradicts the Obama administration’s narrative that the border is secure, and it contradicts the administration’s wish for people to believe that illegal immigration is a thing of the past.”
Of course, we have to remember that Jeh Johnson is too busy insisting that 'right-wing extremists'(which is anyone who doesn't go along with what Obama and the Democrats want) are far more of a threat than the terrorists who keep promising to kill us all, or the illegal aliens bringing diseases in and all that inconsequential stuff, to be bothered with this.

DHS denies it is sitting on the report and promises it will be released in the future(say, ten years after the next election, maybe), but it did not indicate when that might happen. The taxpayer funded report is not classified and could, in theory, be released at any time.
Borrowing from Ace,
If you ever wonder why I have become very aggressive and utterly unwilling to extend the slightest sort of political amity towards our opponents, it's because I am not longer willing to play that sort of sap.

If these fuckers have decided it's Thunderdome and laws exist simply to be broken as tactics may require, then only a schmuck continues playing by Marquis de Queensbury rules.

I used to argue against that position when commenters pushed it.

No more.

I'm done. They were right.

Well, damn, you wiped stuff even after you knew of the court order

saying "Do not do that", and you're worried if you're in trouble?

Damn right you are.
In March of 2015, Paul Combetta and Bill Thornton deleted Clinton's archives even though they were aware of a court order and a congressional subpoena to preserve the records.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday released an email dated August 19, 2015, that was sent between Platte River Networks employees. The email expressed deep concern over the destruction of the records.

Republican Congressman Jim Jordan pulled up the email during the hearing and said it was from either Combetta or Thornton.

The email expressed a keen desire for documentation of Clinton's deletion requests and a sense that maybe they had bitten off more than they could chew when they won the contract to manage Clinton's server.

“Wondering how we can sneak an email in now after the fact asking them when they told us to cut the backups and have them confirm it for our records. Starting to think this whole thing is really covering up a lot of shaddy (sic) sh*t," the worried employee wrote.
Somehow I don't think "Yes, we knew about the order and subpoena, but see!  they told us to do it!" will be much of a defense.  You idiots.

Some academics do indeed get it:

More than 150 professors joined the letter. But it’s interesting to note which names were absent: as of Wednesday, not a single law professors had signed it.

The letter wasn’t widely circulated around the law school, according to law professors. But they say the faculty rejoinder has generated little enthusiasm among them.

“I’d be surprised if anyone would sign on to this,” Chicago law professor Brian Leiter, a professor of jurisprudence and legal philosophy, said of the Chicago faculty statement. “You can’t get a legal education without studying the most unpleasant aspects of human existence: murder, rape, treachery, betrayal, dishonesty,” he said. At Chicago, “all views get to be heard as long as you can argue for them,” he said. “It’s the essence of the institution. if certain ideas offend, tough noogies,” he said, adding that his law school values civility. ...

[Tax Prof] Daniel Hemel, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and one of the law school’s youngest faculty members, raised similar concerns. “The proliferation of safe spaces and the expansion of the set of prohibited viewpoints pose a threat to the free exchange of ideas on college campuses,” he wrote in a short essay.
A few do; the rest appear to be standard-issue "Let's force everyone to be warm and cuddly(as THEY define it), or else!" idiots.

Speaking of idiots, some actually well-meaning,
That, I think, is a very bad idea, and indeed an unconstitutional idea. Should Congress be free to set up one set of contract law rules for contracts dealing with “unpatriotic speech” and another for contracts dealing with other viewpoints? A special set of contract law rules for contracts dealing with speech that “is inappropriate with respect to veteran status,” differing from rules related to other speech? A special set of contract law rules for contracts dealing with speech that condemned a business’s environmental practices? I don’t think so — and Congress likewise shouldn’t set up rules allowing special restrictions (not applicable to other speech) on “inappropriate” speech “with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or other intrinsic characteristic.”

SeeBS is still at work, reporting all the news they want you to see, as they want you to see it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

As it sits with Fecesbook, update

the other day it let me in for a few hours, but wouldn't let me post any picture or link.  Then went back to 'you have to download our crap and run it or we won't let you in.'  Which is a pain, but I actually lived before Fecesbook, and I can live after.

I do wonder how many people have had this pop up, and what they did; I can't be the only one they've pulled this crap on.

It also makes me wonder just what their 'antivirus' program might leave behind, or look for while it's snooping around.

Oh, and going to their 'help' page and asking what the hell's going on results in no response.  Wonderful people, aren't they?

Update: commenter sent me this link, it's an ongoing thing with Fecesbook, and I'm not playing.  I'll give it some time, see if this crap expires.

Yeah, Cuba's just a friggin' socialist paradise, isn't it?

Much like Venezuela, but with a bit better press.
Those who do have laptops, smart phones and tablets only managed to acquire them because their relatives who escaped bought them in Florida. The government doesn’t mind too much since only a handful of wi-fi hotspots even exist, and using them is prohibitively expensive for just about everybody.

The Castro government is under relentless pressure from both inside and outside the country to lighten up, so it promises to boost access to the Internet by creating 35 wi-fi hotspots around the country. Stop for a second and ponder that sentence. Think about all it implies and you’ll understand why Cuba is so far behind almost every other country on earth and why, Castro propaganda to the contrary, it is not because of the US embargo.
The United States has a minimum wage. Cuba has a maximum wage, and it’s just 20 dollars a month. Cubans are required by law to be poor. Prosperity is a crime. And when I visited the island in 2013, it cost 15 dollars an hour access the Internet on a shared dial-up connection in a hotel lobby. It goes without saying that nobody who ekes out a meager existence on the state-imposed maximum wage and a ration card could afford that. Those hotspots were strictly for tourists.

The government recently dropped the price to $2.25 an hour. That sounds almost reasonable, except for two things. It’s still vastly more expensive than using the Internet in America—which is free at most public hotspots and only costs a few dozen dollars per month to use at home. Cuba’s new “low” price still costs more than ten percent of a person’s monthly salary, and that’s just to use the Internet for an hour.
But don't worry, idiots will still wear Che shirts and proclaim any problems in Cuba are the fault of the evil United States.

I missed an anniversary: The breaking of the Turkish seige of Vienna, 1683

On September 12th, to be precise.
Even though the Christian army could not get most of its artillery over the mountains and into place, its steady attack and greater numbers proved impossible to withstand. First, the Saxons and Imperial troops attacked from the Kahlenberg heights; then additional Imperial troops advanced on the Ottoman center. The Ottomans launched a counterattack, but in twenty minutes they had been beaten back. Because of deep ravines and other terrain problems, the Poles had been slow to engage, but when they came in on the Christian right, the battle was decided. At about 4 p.m., the various Christian forces advanced on all sides, Sobieski leading his “winged hussars” in what was a decisive charge against the Ottoman cavalry. By late afternoon, the Turkish lines began to waver. A desperate Kara Mustafa led his personal escort into the fray, hoping to withstand the Christian onslaught, but could do no more than rescue the flag of the Prophet.

“We came, we saw, and God conquered,” wrote Sobieski to Pope Innocent XI, echoing Julius Caesar’s famous remark on the conquest of Pontus, in modern Turkey. The siege was ended.

Those Turks who had not been killed or captured fled back toward Belgrade. Kara Mustafa succeeded in taking most of his treasure with him, but it would do him little good. As so often happened to those who had failed the sultan, he was strangled two months later.

Bullet lube

If you cast bullets, you're familiar with the subject; they have to have lube in the grooves or they'll foul the barrel.  Badly.  You're also aware that, like everything else, the price of the stuff is up.

Well, when I was looking over information on black-powder cartridge loading I ran across an article(here, it's a pdf) that had a number of make-it-yourself lube recipes.  Short version is that in cartridges loaded with black, the lube both has to lubricate the bullet as it goes down the barrel, it also helps keep the powder fouling soft.  Softer, at least.  And such lubes tend to work well with cast bullets and smokeless propellant as well.  So I decided to try one, directions from the linked article:
(1) Melt 4oz by weight bees wax in a Pyrex dish in your microwave on high 12 minutes or
until melted.
(2) Add 2oz of pure Neatsfoot oil by volume (use one of those little plastic measuring
cups). Pure Neatsfoot oil can be found in most well-stocked Tac shops.
(2) Add in 2oz of Murphy’s oil Soap, pour slowly, and be careful! When you’re adding
the soap it has a tendency to boil over. The soap causes spontification, which raises the
melting temperature of the lube. Stir the mix until all the lumps are gone. Then either
pour it into a suitable container or directly into your lubesizer.
So far we've only used it with smokeless loads.  Procedure has been to put on gloves, take a bullet swipe up some lube and wipe it into the grooves, then push the bullet through the sizing die(Lee).  So far it's worked beautifully; no trace of lead fouling in the bore.  So I'm going to try it on some other cartridges and see how it works out.  If it's good, well, I found directions for how to make your own lube sticks...

Dear Merchant:

If your website requires me to approve a whole bloody list of scripts in order for me to look at what you have, I'll probably go somewhere else.

Sincerely, etc.

And this kind of crap is why the EffingBI isn't trusted

"The Director decides what you get to see."
"The hell he does."

Sooner or later, with State, with the EffingBI, with the IRS, all of them, it's going to come down to "We don't want to obey that, and you can't make us."
"We'll see about that, we're sending some US Marshalls(or whoever) to arrest you for violating the law."

If it doesn't, they'll keep playing "We don't have to obey the law, WE'RE the (WHATEVER)!"

Comey the Incorruptible, my ass.

About those British crime numbers,

One of the biggest police forces in the country fails to record more than 38,000 reported crimes each year, including a quarter of violent offences.

Greater Manchester police (GMP) were graded “inadequate” at recording crime, and a watchdog found officers were also wrongly cancelling recorded violence, robbery and sex offences.
Several agencies giving "...a lack of knowledge amongst officers and staff about their responsibilities to record crime.” as the reason.

And while some crimes aren't being recorded,
The number of prosecutions brought for sexual offences has risen to its highest level ever, jumping 22.5 per cent on last year.
Be it noted there are a couple of problems with this.  One of them is
Ms Saunders warned of a "growing trend" of offences perpetrated on or through social media.
"The use of the internet, social media and other forms of technology to humiliate, control and threaten individuals is rising,” she said.
Considering the loose way 'humiliate' and 'threaten' are defined by some, that sets off some warning bells.  And then there's this:
However in recent months the CPS has been criticised for prosecuting cases than have ended in collapse.

In May a judge criticised a police officer and the CPS for their handling of accusations of gang rape against four agricultural students, which fell apart just as the trial was due to start. He said they bore responsibility for failing to disclose “game-changing” evidence to the defence teams of the men.
In plain language, "You had evidence that would cast doubt on the case, or clear the accused, and you hid it.  You wanted a conviction whether they were guilty or not."  Sounds like some of the prosecutors we want jailed here, doesn't it?
At the time, the police force said they and the CPS would review the judge’s comments “to learn the lessons of this case.”
How about you don't hide evidence that clears the accused?  How hard is that to learn?

That's bad enough; this case is worse, and is why I have real doubts of that 'sexual offenses' number:
An award-winning actress appearing in the upcoming sixth season of Game of Thrones has been outed as the woman who falsely accused Mark Pearson of rape after he walked past her. Souad Faress claimed that Pearson digitally penetrated her, violating her inside her underwear, for several seconds in the middle of Waterloo Station in London.

Despite video evidence showing the male artist had a newspaper in one hand and was holding the strap of his backpack in the other, he was tracked down using his electronic public transportation card and charged. Furthermore, Pearson was in range of sexagenarian Faress’ body, let alone her genitals, for no more than about half a second.
Yet it gets worse. Faress, to try and bolster her fraudulent account, said she screamed and no one helped her. CCTV footage conclusively disproved this. To boot, Pearson did not break stride, discrediting her other claim that he smashed into her shoulder. Most shockingly of all, the lying thespian could not even point him out in an “identity parade.” That did not stop the Crown Prosecution Service from prosecuting Pearson until its representatives were rebuked by the judge and a jury quickly exonerated him.
So, with video evidence that it didn't happen, the Crown Prosecution Service still tracked him down, charged, and tried him.  Which ought to result in criminal charges against the prosecutors.

And yet more:
The first leader of Britain’s National Police Chiefs’ Council, Sara Thornton, says that British residents cannot expect police to respond to burglary reportsanymore. Because of funding cuts, Ms. Thornton, the former Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, says that online abuse cases and allegations of “sexual assault” will take precedence.
Well, hell, maybe if the CPS wasn't wasting money prosecuting innocent people, you'd have some more cash for investigating actual CRIMES?  Which, by the way, do not include  "He posted/tweeted something that hurt my feelings!"

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

'I won't date a feminist, because why date someone who hates men?'

Feminists prove the wisdom of his decision.

When Barney Frank's then-boyfriend got a nice-paying job at Fannie Mae while Frank was on the committee regulating it, "Oh no, there's no conflict of interest, we're very careful about that."  From a vicious clown who, if it'd been a Republican doing the same thing, would've demanded trials and heads on pikes.

Same thing when John Effing Kerry's family gets large amounts of money for her foundation from the State Department Kerry runs.  Without competition, yet.

Laws and rules are for the peasants.

Koskinen should be impeached.  And tried for lying under oath.  Probably won't happen, as the Democrats in the Senate will protect the bastard.

So her excuse now is "If I don't think something is a big deal, why be bothered about me lying about it?"
Well, she doesn't think her lying about BIG things should be a problem, either.

SEEBS: journalistic integrity on display

Yes, ATF still sucks.  And until the corrupt brass and agents start getting fired and prosecuted, it won't change.

"Security? We don't need no stinking security."

Mr Cooper just admitted he had complete access to Hillary's server and had no security clearance

Add that to this:
Two employees for the tech firm that managed Hillary Clinton’s private email server invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in a House hearing on Tuesday. 

Paul Combetta and Bill Thornton both appeared in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for a hearing to examine the preservation of Clinton’s State Department emails.

One of the more interesting parts:
Combetta’s immunity agreement has angered some Republican lawmakers because he seemingly lied to the FBI during one of two interviews he attended earlier this year.
According to the FBI’s report of its Clinton email investigation, Combetta gave conflicting answers when asked about his decision to use a software program called BleachBit to delete backups of Clinton’s emails from PRN’s servers.
I could be mistaken, but I think that, if they find that you lied to them, the immunity agreement can go out the window, AND you'd be liable for lying to a federal investigator.

Of course, that assumes the EffingBI actually wanted to get to the bottom of this.

"We had probable cause!"  Yeah, right.

Reason #468 to get rid of the EPA: lies and corruption.
McCarthy said the spill was an “unfortunate accident” in a 2015 speech. The EPA head changed her tune shortly thereafter, avoiding labeling the spill an “accident” in her prepared testimony before House lawmakers in September, 2015, instead calling the spill an “unfortunate incident.”

EPA officials have been more circumscribed in their references to the Gold King Mine. The agency has a long history of practicing avoidance procedures when taken to task for mistakes and accidents.

Senior EPA officials in 2015, for instance, largely ignored complaints by 16 women — mostly employees — accusing one agency official of sexual harassment. The employee got promoted despite the complaints.

It found itself roiled in another scandal in May, 2015, when the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing showing that the EPA paid a registered sex offender to retire, rather than terminating his employment.

Sounds like the cold water preserved it well

Almost 170 years after British polar explorer Sir John Franklin’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest passage in two warships, the second of the missing vessels – the HMS Terror has been located.

The ship was found at the bottom of the Arctic, in the aptly named Terror Bay. The expedition, led by Captain Sir John Franklin, had departed England in 1845 in search of the Northwest Passage.
Found about 60 miles from where they expected it to be.

Punching back hard: Couric and director being sued

Film producer Katie Couric and her director Stephanie Soechtig edited their anti-gun documentary Under the Gun in order to make a gun rights group in Virginia look as if they couldn’t answer a simple question.

They’re now facing a $12 million defamation lawsuit, according to documents provided to Bearing Arms.

So Facebook says "We think you have malware, so

we insist you download THIS antivirus program and use it on your computer."

Fuck you, Zuckerbitch and minions.  I'm supposed to trust crap that you insist I download?  Screw that.

Added: well, suddenly the insistence on 'use our a/v or else' is gone.

Update: so now I can log in, and post, but if I try to share anything, or throw in a link, "We think you're infected so you can't do this right now."  Wonderful.

Of course he will; can't cause problems for the king

he bowed to, now can we?
President Barack Obama will veto a bill that would allow terror victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia, the White House said Monday.
I think his main concern is that nasty US citizens not cause problems for a muslim country.  And screw right or wrong.

More of that 'non-existent' vote fraud the Democrats say we shouldn't worry about.

How worried are the Democrats by Clinton's health problems?  This worried:
Hillary Clinton was headed to an emergency room following her frightening collapse at the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony — but detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment to keep details of her medical treatment under wraps, The Post has learned.

Speaking of, the Pravda version of all this is "You people are only talking about this because she's a woman!"  Because everything can be explained by that, same as the 'You only disagree with Obama because he's black!' bullshit.

And if you had any doubts about CNN being the Clinton News Network, this ought to cover that.

As Insty says, think of most of the media as Democrat operatives with bylines, and you've got it.

Over in Russia,
"Despite the short-term discoloration of the water...this incident does not present a danger for people or fauna in the river," said a statement from Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and other major industrial metals. 
Who do they think they are, the EPA?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Barrett: when you care enough

to send your very best.
A British sniper took out a feared ISIS executioner as he prepared to murder several hostages by shooting a fuel tank on his back and incinerating him. 

The SAS marksman fired a single round from his Barrett .50 calibre sniper rifle at the terrorist, who was about to use a flame thrower to kill 12, from 1,500m. 

The bullet hit the flame thrower's fuel tank and caused a huge fireball, also killing three other ISIS members who were ready to film the execution.
And an even happier ending:
Shortly after the explosion, the prisoners - thought to be civilians - were freed by British and US special forces.

But Australia has the kind of gun laws Obama and Bloomberg say prevent all this!

Despite Australia’s strict gun control regime, criminals are now better armed than at any time since then-Prime Minister John Howard introduced a nationwide firearm buyback scheme in response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.

Shootings have become almost a weekly occurrence, with more than 125 people, mostly young men, wounded in the past five years.

While the body count was higher during Melbourne’s ‘Underbelly War’ (1999-2005), more people have been seriously maimed in the recent spate of shootings and reprisals.

Crimes associated with firearm possession have also more than doubled, driven by the easy availability of handguns, semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and, increasingly, machine guns, that are smuggled into the country or stolen from licensed owners.
Criminal networks also create caches of illicit weapons, including machine guns and pistols with silencers, that are bought, sold and traded among the underworld in ways that are difficult for police to track.
Y'know, it's almost like all those gun laws mostly affect honest people or something, isn't it?

It must be nice to get away with ignoring the law, and explaining

"We'll obey it later."
The Department of Veterans Affairs over the summer quietly stopped sharing data on the quality of care at its facilities with a national database for consumers, despite a 2014 law requiring the agency to report more comprehensive statistics to the site so veterans can make informed decisions about where to seek care.
After the VA scandal, Congress passed the law mandating the VA to submit even more data. But the VA confirmed to USA TODAY last week that it stopped reporting its information July 1.

Joe Francis, director of clinical analytics and reporting at the Veterans Health Administration, said lawyers at HHS advised the VA to pull the plug until the two agencies could work out a new deal governing the sharing of information.

“It’s deeply frustrating to us, and it’s our commitment to get back online as soon as we can,” he said.
Well, guess what, Francis?  It's deeply frustrating to us that you think you can ignore the law. 

And it's deeply frustrating to hear that government lawyers told you "Stop following the law until we decide you should obey it again." 

The VA: screwing veterans daily.  And showing us what Obamacare will become.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"We must defend the burkini! But morality squads beating people

for their attire, we don't talk about that."
Indignation and outrage is selective when it comes to defending women’s freedom of dress in France. After the international rush to the rescue of Burkini-wearers, French women donning shorts and/or sportswear, attacked as “whores” by a gang of men acting as “islamist morality police,” have attracted little solidarity from feminists and anti-racists.

Here’s what happened: For the second time in three months women have been victims of violent aggression in the French city of Toulon, allegedly because they were too scantily clad, in the minds of Muslim youth. On Sunday, a group of family cyclists and roller bladers made up of two couples, three children, and a family friend were set upon, and the adult males assaulted, by a gang of around 10 youths as they went past a public housing project.

Much like the 'feminists' who insist on respect for women, but crap all over any woman who doesn't hold the approved views, these 'feminists' won't defend women attacked by a protected species; just not done, y'know.

Wonderful what the socialist revolution has brought to Venezuela,

isn't it?
This disturbing ritual, which was filmed by MailOnline in Mr Otrupo’s sitting-room in Caracas, Venezuela, may appear cruel to Western eyes. But to the father-of-five, the traditional healing ceremony was an act of desperation.

For the collapse of the economy has seen hospitals run out of drugs as shamans, herbalists, witches and priests cash in on people's fears.
When MailOnline visited the El Algodonal hospital, one of the largest in Caracas, there was no running water or toilet paper, let alone medication.

A five-month-old baby lay wheezing in a dirty cot as there were no drugs for her acute asthma. Her mother, too, was considering propitiating the gods.

'Forgive'? My ass.

And since an awful lot of people have been working hard on 'forget' part,