Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday night

and some extra data for the occasion

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hot & humid, but at least no rain

But hot & humid's a good reason to stay in where it's cool and study

"They don't lie about that!", Part Whatever:

Accused man of rape.  Proven a liar.  The 'defense':
But she continued to deny the allegation against her and said she was innocent because she had not knowingly lied, and instead had a false belief of "something so clear in my head".
Basically "I believed it when I made it up, so I'm innocent of falsely accusing him!"

Well, this is disgusting

"Did you observe with some frequency this ... practice which is taking someone who was seemingly not guilty of a crime and laying the drugs on them?" Justice Gustin Reichbach asked Anderson.

"Yes, multiple times," he replied.

The judge pressed Anderson on whether he ever gave a thought to the damage he was inflicting on the innocent.

"It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators," he said.

"It's almost like you have no emotion with it, that they attach the bodies to it, they're going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway; nothing is going to happen to them anyway."
Oh, sure.  Except for being arrested, having a criminal record, legal costs, and possibly spending a long time in jail, sure, nothing happens to them...

If everyone involved in this isn't fired, and prosecuted for their lies in court and on sworn statements, why should anyone trust NYPD about, well, anything?

Thursday, June 27, 2019

In lieu of real content,

Last, it's nice when the racists out themselves

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

"Women don't lie about rape!"

The hell they don't.

"Oh, but she apologized!"
Basic spent two weeks in a maximum security jail and lost his job and marriage as a result of the false allegations.
You destroyed his life, for whatever idiot reason, and your 'apology' means nothing, you vile thing. You belong behind bars for this.

If you're in the market for a 10-22,

Palmetto has a deal for you.  With those sights already installed... damn, wish I had an extra two-fifty for a .22.

Palmetto State has some great deals, but their shipping sucks; it takes for bloody EVER.

"Google: We ARE Evil"

Isn’t it odd,  here video evidence of company claiming that it intends to interfere with the 2020 election and Adam Shiff is silent? Perhaps he only likes fake collusion stories.

When the terminally PC run the place.

Seriously, these asshats TELL us, by actions and- when caught at it- in words that they want control of words and thoughts, and to control the elections.  They need to be dealt with.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

'Judges who need reminders' for a thousand, Alex

In a case raising important First Amendment issues for the Internet age, the ACLU of Rhode Island has taken on the defense of a Massachusetts blogger who was ordered by a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to "immediately remove" from his website "any and all posts, blogs, and comments" regarding a person who sued him for libel [warning: health-threatening overuse of large-and-small-caps -EV], without even hearing from the internet publisher.  Considering the court order a classic example of censorship, ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorney Lynette Labinger has removed the case to federal court for adjudication.
The injunction also bars the defendant from, among other things, "cyber stalking, cyber bullying, … annoying, … or otherwise interfering with plaintiff," which is unconstitutionally vague, I think, as well as unconstitutionally overbroad.

Well, you live in a country with a censorship bureau

that just put a guy in prison for sharing a video; you expect them to treat you horrible gun owners fairly?
Now gun owners say the government is not willing to pay the true value of the banned firearms. A June 20, New Zealand police announcement makes clear the most that will be paid for any firearm is 95 percent of what the gun was worth before the ban took effect. 

The 95 percent buyback reimbursement only applies to guns in like-new condition. If the firearm is categorized as “used,” the highest reimbursement possible is 70 percent of the firearm’s value.
I guarantee the .gov is currently arguing with each other that "We should just order them turned in with no compensation.  And house searches of anyone suspected of not turning one in."  Because who the hell are you to demand you at least get paid fairly for being screwed?

Monday, June 24, 2019

It's nice when the racists show themselves

as what they really are.
Here's a hint: when you're a professor at a university, and you screech that poor white people make you happy because
[…] when a white person begs, maybe a white woman breastfeeding or a young white boy whining like a broken flute, I feel better. Good. It’s not just us. I feel happy. I feel like the scales of justice could shift.
then you're a asshole at the least.  When you blame some homeless sort for 'stealing' from you because of his skin color, you're a racist idiot.

I'm sure his students have a long life ahead of whining about their student loans because nobody wants a degree in (fill in the blank) Studies as a job qualification.

Don't threaten, dammit, DO IT

After police failed to fulfill a previous request for the information in May, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Natasha Sinclair sent a one-page letter Thursday demanding HPD turn over a trove of information relating to the bust, including the identities of informants used by Squad 15 since 2014, the names of those who signed off on informant payments and details about alleged buys.
People are dead, others injured, people in jail who shouldn't be, corrupt cops... Stop this shit and issue the subpoenas.  Because this bullshit
"From the outset of the incident at 7815 Harding Street, the Houston Police Department has worked cooperatively with the Harris County District Attorney's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to ensure no stone is left unturned to determine the facts in this matter," Acevedo said in the statement.

"Additionally we responded to all of the requests specifically related to the aforementioned investigations," the chief said. "With regard to the additional records sought by the HCDAO not specifically related to the Harding Street incident and dating back many years, HPD has and will continue to work cooperatively with the HCDAO."
needs to be stomped on.  Hard.

It does sound real familiar, doesn't it?

Yet at least as troubling to Lyons as the reality of the Soviet paradise was the refusal to face it that he encountered in America on his return. To the contrary, he ran up against an almost perverse eagerness to embrace every fabrication in its defense and to cast doubters as hostile to all that was good and true. Stalinist methods, if even acknowledged, often met with tacit approval. Was it not true that foes of the Revolution were plotting on all sides—reactionaries, Trotskyists, other class enemies? As the New York Times’s Duranty famously summed it up, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.”

That during those Depression years, the legions of starry- and steely-eyed included a disproportionate number of what we’d now call millennials was unsurprising; for the idealistic, emotion-driven young, hard questions always have easy solutions, and even in good times, there’s no competing with the romance of the Left. But what Lyons found far more unsettling was the credulity of those in the vanguard of progressive thought: leading figures in academia, entertainment, publishing, media, and the highest councils of government, from New York to Hollywood and everywhere between. These were the powerful and influential, the men and women who shaped public attitudes and opinion. While among them were many convinced ideologues, more numerous still were the careerists, or those simply following political fashion, sentimental liberals drawn to causes by the magic words: “justice,” “democracy,” “peace.” Lyons well understood the seductive power of the call for fundamental social transformation, but he also knew, as did few others, that it invariably led to the naming of enemies and the doling out of retribution, and to unspeakable moral chaos—and, moreover, that it didn’t even work.

Sanders, and Occasional-Cortex, and Oberlin students and teachers, and on and on.