It must be the lingering farts:
Protest after chief says police officer who fired shot that killed Daunte Wright in Minnesota intended to use Taser, not gun
Here we go again, and maybe women shouldn't be police. I know that is sexist, blah, blah, in the era of transgender confusion and all, but there it is. Physical qualifications should count for something given the situations they find themselves.
Don't get me wrong, I am in no way arguing for a police state (little late anyway because it's here), but simple reality must matter at some point -- unless your goal is to create chaos to advance a dystopian agenda. Then it makes sense.
At least the BPD is a model for service, right?
Boston Acting Mayor Janey to release police files from 1995 child rape investigation of former union president
Pedophilia (and worse) is prolific through the powerful and ruling cla$$, and that is why things are as they are.
Some are in it for the long haul as any and all ills from craven hypochondriacs is COVID, whole I'm seriously thinking retirement:
"A recent Gallup poll found that a record low number of Americans are concerned about catching COVID, and another April survey from YouGov found that a far higher percentage of currently vaccinated Americans are worried about catching COVID-19 than Americans who say they plan not to get vaccinated. This has experts worried that convincing the remaining determinedly skeptical or nonchalant tranche of people to get vaccinated will be an uphill battle. Vaccine demand could plateau by late April, well before the nation reaches herd immunity, according to an analysis by the nonprofit health data organization Surgo Ventures. “If people aren’t afraid of coronavirus then they aren’t interested in vaccinating,” predicted Dr. Robert Horsburgh, an epidemiologist at Boston University....."
There it is, thus the never-ending diarrhea of lies and fear coming from the pre$$, as we are now told many people do not realize how dramatically the vaccine cuts each person’s risk of getting severely ill with COVID-19 -- meaning no prevention of infection or transmission for what is now known to be seasonal flu and cold with a fancy f**king name, and no mention of the thousands, and counting, dead and injured all across the planet because of the GMO poison in their tubes in what feels like a heads-I-win-tails-you-lose moment.
That's the Nuance of Microsoft's medical tyranny with the speech-based artificial intelligence systems in health care.
The robot, 'er, doctor, will see you now -- or not seeing as DARPA has an implantable microchip to detect the non-existent virus, according to 60 Minutes.
Now smile for the photograph at the bottom of the page (I won't be running that route) and you better strap yourself in for this (cue music) as some are immune to COVID and the Globe's blank check bounces(?).
Here is one of them, my ostensible National lead:
"Chris Magnus, police chief of Tucson who criticized Trump, chosen by Biden to lead Customs and Border Protection" by Zolan Kanno-Youngs New York Times, April 12, 2021
President Biden picked Chris Magnus, the police chief of Tucson, Ariz., and a critic of the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies, to lead Customs and Border Protection, one of six new leaders at the Department of Homeland Security.
If confirmed, Magnus would be expected to address a politically divisive challenge now before the Biden administration: how to handle a record number of border crossings that are projected to increase in the coming months. The administration has failed to safely move thousands of children and teenagers from jails run by the Border Patrol into shelters throughout the United States.
Members of Congress have called for additional accountability measures at Customs and Border Protection after it was revealed in 2019 that dozens of border agents had joined private Facebook groups and other social media pages that included obscene images of Hispanic lawmakers and threats to members of Congress. D.H.S. has also faced an investigation from the department’s Office of the Inspector General for its aggressive tactics against protesters in Portland, Ore.
Yeah, you have to treat the left-wing de$troyers with kid gloves and make excuses and apologies for them.
Biden, who campaigned on increasing oversight at Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, chose not a veteran of the agency but rather a progressive police chief who promoted community policing efforts while overseeing departments in Tucson and Richmond, Calif. Biden chose him because of those efforts to reform departments, as well as his recent work policing a city close to the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a White House official.
Magnus, who is white and gay, received national attention when a photograph of him in uniform holding a Black Lives Matter sign during a protest in Richmond went viral. It also sparked criticism from the local police union. Last June, he abruptly offered to resign as chief of the Tucson police while releasing a video in which a 27-year-old Latino man, Carlos Ingram Lopez, died in custody. Mayor Regina Romero expressed confidence in Magnus and kept him on the job.
Why were there no protests over that cop killing?
Beyond that, the guy literally looks like a Nazi as well as being an agent provocateur and subversive, so it looks like the political persecution will be vast and unrelenting.
He also publicly criticized the immigration policies of President Donald J. Trump and his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, as hindering police efforts to crack down on crime.
“The harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and Mr. Sessions’s reckless policies ignore a basic reality known by most good cops and prosecutors,” Magnus wrote in a New York Times opinion piece in 2017. “If people are afraid of the police, if they fear they may become separated from their families or harshly interrogated based on their immigration status, they won’t report crimes or come forward as witnesses.”
I'm told he also declined to accept homeland security grants for border enforcement.
What a saint!
The nominations unveiled on Monday also include top cybersecurity officials, a sign of the administration’s intent to prioritize cyberattacks as a top national security threat. Jen Easterly, Morgan Stanley’s head of resilience and a former senior official at the National Security Agency, was tapped to lead the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity branch, and Robert Silvers, a top cybersecurity official at the department during the Obama administration, was picked to be under secretary for policy.
Biden also named Jonathan Meyer, another Obama administration official, to return to the department as general counsel, and John Tien, the former National Security Council senior director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, to serve as deputy secretary.
Ur Jaddou, who worked as chief counsel at Citizenship and Immigration Services before leading an immigration advocacy group, was tapped to lead the immigration agency.
I hope you aren't dizzy from the revolving door of crooks and criminals in what feels like Obummer's third term.
The administration still has not nominated anyone to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that investigates sex and drug trafficking organizations and deports undocumented immigrants.
What, they not worried about sex and drug trafficking?
Yeah, plenty of room in the tent for everyone, and here is the adjacent article:
""Domestic terrorism data show right-wing violence on the rise" by Robert O’Harrow Jr., Andrew Ba Tran and Derek Hawkins Washington Post, April 12, 2021
Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States, driven chiefly by white supremacist, anti-Muslim, and antigovernment extremists on the far right, according to a Washington Post analysis of data compiled by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
This is agenda-pushing propaganda from another $tink tank, nothing more, coming from the CIA's newspaper and pushing the agenda to the maximum.
It's all lies, folks. My pre$$ is full of lies, or at best complete distortions with a nefarious bent even when they appear to be "doing good."
The surge reflects a growing threat from homegrown terrorism not seen in a quarter-century, with right-wing extremist attacks and plots greatly eclipsing those from the far left and causing more deaths, the analysis shows.
The number of all domestic terrorism incidents in the data peaked in 2020.
Since 2015, right-wing extremists have been involved in 267 plots or attacks and 91 fatalities, the data show. At the same time, attacks and plots ascribed to far-left views accounted for 66 incidents leading to 19 deaths.
As far as I am concerned, all staged and scripted, strategy of tension, Operation Gladio-type stuff and have you noticed the weekly barrage of shootings since Trump left office after relative quiet save for Parkland?
I mentioned that to a friend and he said was more like every four or five days.
People ARE SEEING the LIES and FRAUD and yet the pre$$ continues to double down and spew even more outrageous garbage.
It's what they call gaslighting, and they must be laughing back at the office.
See you in hell, you fu*ks.
“What is most concerning is that the number of domestic terror plots and attacks are at the highest they have been in decades,” said Seth Jones, director of the database project at CSIS, a nonpartisan Washington-based nonprofit that specializes in national security issues. “It’s so important for Americans to understand the gravity of the threat before it gets worse.”
So how many more patsy plots from FBI instigators, 'er, informants, are in the works, huh?
More than a quarter of right-wing incidents and just under half of the deaths in those incidents were caused by people who showed support for white supremacy or claimed to belong to groups espousing that ideology, the analysis shows.
Victims of all incidents in recent years represent a broad cross-section of American society, including Black people, Jewish people, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, Asian people, and other people of color who have been attacked by right-wing extremists wielding vehicles, guns, knives, and fists.
Dozens of religious institutions — including mosques, synagogues, and Black churches — as well as abortion clinics and government buildings, have been threatened, burned, bombed, and hit with gunfire over the past six years.
Both far-left and far-right attacks hit groundbreaking levels in 2020, the database shows, with far-right incidents still the much larger group.
The 73 far-right incidents were an all-time annual high in the CSIS database, which goes back to 1994.
Left-wing attacks reached 25 in 2020. Those incidents include multiple attempts by extremists to derail trains to hinder oil pipeline construction and at least seven incidents in which police and their facilities were targeted with guns, firebombs, and graffiti. The incidents included the burning of a Minneapolis police precinct during protests over the death of George Floyd.
In August, a supporter of then-President Donald Trump was shot dead in Portland, Ore., by a suspected gunman who was a self-described antifa supporter. That killing was the only death last year attributed to far-left violence, the data show. There were two deaths attributed to far-right attacks.
The Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol spurred renewed national attention on domestic terrorism and on hate-driven violence.
That staged and scripted event where the cops were left woefully unprepared and let in the "protesters."
I'm sorry, folks, but I'm sick of staged fictions being presented as something other than what they are for the usual reasons.
I have been doing this for 15 years and have seen so many of these it's sickening at this point. Prove they are real, because most are not.
The Post focused its analysis primarily on far-right attacks since 2015 because they account for a clear majority of the rising domestic terrorism events and fatalities charted by the CSIS.
That may change with Minneapolis and a pending acquittal for Chauvin (as per plan as I see it. Ever hear of a kangaroo court and show trial?).
The far-right incidents last year broke into distinct waves emerging amid government shutdowns in the spring, widespread racial demonstrations in the summer and confrontations over the presidential election results in the late fall, The Post’s review of the CSIS data shows.
The CSIS database is one of the best public sources of information about domestic terrorism incidents, which the group’s analysts define as attacks or plots involving a deliberate use or threat of violence to achieve political goals, create a broad psychological impact, or change government policy. That definition excludes many violent events, including incidents during nationwide unrest last year, because CSIS analysts could not determine whether attackers had a political or ideological motive.
If THAT is the DEFINITION of TERRORISM, then the WAR CRIMINAL U.S. GOVERNMENT is GUILTY SEVERAL TIMES OVER!
Data released by the CSIS on Monday includes the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol as one of 11 far-right terrorism incidents that month — the most for any January in the database.
The new report highlights more involvement in far-right attacks and plots by military service members, veterans, and current and former police officers, some of whom participated in the riot at the Capitol. Following the Capitol incident, FBI Director Christopher Wray told federal lawmakers that confronting domestic terrorism is a top national security priority of the agency.
Better purge your own corrupt, criminal ranks because one man man charged in Capitol riot, Thomas Caldwell, worked as a section chief for the FBI from 2009 to 2010 after retiring from the Navy, and the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are riddled with infiltrators (which is why they have been disbanded).
The FBI and the tyrannical government they work for need straw men to knock down.
You create the very enemy you need to "fight" -- just like Al-CIA-Duh!
Nearly every state has seen at least one domestic terrorist attack or plot in recent years, The Post’s analysis of the database shows, a notable expansion of the communities afflicted by terrorism over prior decades. “Jan. 6 was not an isolated event,” Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 2. “The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now and it’s not going away anytime soon.”
I wish he would!
The attacks and plots on US soil are bucketed as far-right, far-left, religious, or “ethnonationalist,” which supports nationalist goals that often include dividing society along ethnic lines. Under the CSIS system, the attacks on 9/11 are in the religious category because the perpetrators were Islamist terrorists.
That's the official lie, 'er, narrative anyway.
The tour is, that rubble has been turned over so much that everyone knows by now it was an inside job -- same as all the terror events -- with the official story being a physically-impossible lie.
The data show that far-right attacks diminished following a federal crackdown in response to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. In the attack, Timothy McVeigh detonated a truck bomb outside a federal building, killing 168 people. It remains the deadliest homegrown terrorist attack in American history.
I was waiting for them to bring down, 'er, up, that frame job during the Clinton era.
Right-wing extremism began gathering fresh momentum after the election of Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black president, according to an April 2009 Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment.
A picture is worth a thousand words as you see jwho this serves!
This is literally insane, folks.
"The federal government spent $660 billion more than it collected in tax revenue this March, the Department of Treasury said Monday, as the Biden administration’s stimulus package pushed the US monthly deficit near record highs. The United States spent $927 billion in March alone — more than double the level from March 2020 — a jump due primarily to the disbursal of tens of millions of $1,400 stimulus payments under Biden’s American Rescue Plan; meanwhile, tax revenues stayed largely flat, with the government only collecting slightly more than last March. The resulting deficit is the third largest ever in American history, Treasury officials said, eclipsed only by April and June of last year — when the United States authorized larger levels of emergency spending to head off the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Over the first six months of the current fiscal year, the government’s budget deficit has reached $1.7 trillion, a massive sum for this early in the year. America’s annual deficit hit $3.1 trillion in 2020, an all-time high that far surpassed the previous record of $1.4 trillion, which came in 2009 during the depths of the Great Recession. Democrats and Republicans authorized much of the emergency spending last year as a way to try to stop an economic collapse....."
The Globe forgot to feed the baby today:
"The Food and Drug Administration, after congressional pressure, is now pursuing a plan to address high levels of heavy metals in baby foods. Although the agency has set maximum allowable levels of metals like lead in bottled water, it has not regulated levels of metals in baby and toddler foods, with the exception of arsenic in rice cereal, but spurred by a congressional report in February that found many of the products made by the country’s largest commercial baby food manufacturers contain significant levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury, advocacy groups, members of Congress and outraged parents have urged the agency to act. The FDA’s plan outlines a multiyear process of evaluating the science, establishing maximum acceptable levels, and monitoring compliance. Heavy metals can leach into fruits and vegetables from soil or water contaminated by pesticides, fertilizers and other sources. They can also be introduced to baby foods as additives and mineral or vitamin mixes....."
Going to be a MULTIYEAR PROCESS as the kids keep ingesting the poisons, but GO GET THE VACCINE THEY AUTHORIZED for USE!
Time to drum up a war:
"Iran vows revenge for alleged Israeli attack on nuclear site" by Patrick Kingsley New York Times, April 12, 2021
JERUSALEM — The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, vowed revenge against Israel on Monday morning, a day after a blackout at an Iranian nuclear enrichment site was attributed to an Israeli attack.
Zarif’s comments highlight the risk of escalation in a yearslong shadow war between Iran and Israel. They also threaten to overshadow efforts in Vienna to encourage Iran to reimpose limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions.
He blames “the Zionists, the Zionists,” and Americans have not a clue what that means.
That's on purpose, because if they only knew.....
Zarif’s reported comments followed a power failure Sunday at the Natanz uranium enrichment site that Iranian officials attributed to Israeli sabotage. The Israeli government formally declined to comment on its involvement, but American and Israeli officials confirmed separately to The New York Times that Israel had played a role. Israeli news outlets, citing intelligence sources, attributed the attack to the Mossad, the Israeli spy agency.
Okay, what needs to be pointed out here is THEY WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THEY DID IT!
That's why this appears and is being run with, and when you think about it, it is by definition "TERRORISM!"
Keep who caused the power failure in mind when they come here, folks!
It won't be the scapegoat the Zioni$t War Pre$$ finger.
Two officials briefed on the matter told The Times that the blackout was caused by an explosion that targeted the power supply for thousands of underground centrifuges that form the main Iranian enrichment program.
A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said Monday that the blast had created a crater so big that he had fallen into it, injuring his head, back, leg, and arm.
The attack risked igniting public tensions between Israel and the Biden administration over the right way to approach Iran and its nuclear ambitions. It occurred as the US defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, was in Israel for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
What ambitions, for they have none, as confirmed by IAEA inspections.
It's Iraq -- or Syria -- all over again.
Israeli and US officials declined to say whether the US government had been warned of the attack in advance, or whether the attack had been timed to coincide with Austin’s visit.
Both Austin and Netanyahu projected an image of friendship on Monday afternoon at a joint press briefing. In brief statements, Austin did not mention Iran at all, while Netanyahu referred only obliquely to the attack on Sunday.
Iran has long maintained that its nuclear program is peaceful and aimed at energy development, but Israel sees it as an existential threat, since Iranian leaders have often called for Israel’s destruction.
The Iranians never actually said that, they just said that over time it would vanish like so many reprehensible regimes of the past.
Again, I'm dealing with distortion of the worst kind here.
“We both agree that Iran must never possess nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said Monday. “My policy as prime minister of Israel is clear. I will never allow Iran to obtain the nuclear capability to carry out its genocidal goal of eliminating Israel, and Israel will continue to defend itself against Iran’s aggression, and terrorism.”
Netanyahu described the United States on Monday as “not just allies — we’re family.”
The episode could complicate efforts by the Biden administration to encourage Iran to return to something close to the 2015 agreement negotiated by the Obama administration, in which Tehran promised to limit its enrichment program.
The deal collapsed in 2018, when then-president Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran, and Iran reneged on commitments to curb its nuclear plans.
With each passing day he missed more and more, and someone should have told the Iranians to be careful what you wished for.
Israel opposes returning to the same deal, arguing that it did not impose strong enough or long enough restrictions on Iranian nuclear activity.
A senior official in the prime minister’s office declined to say what Austin and Netanyahu discussed in their private meeting. A second Israel official said that Austin and Gantz discussed Israel’s opposition to returning to the same deal agreed in 2015, but analysts were divided about whether Israel’s aggression was intended to scupper the negotiations altogether — or to simply weaken Iran’s hand at the table.
Yeah, the ACT of WAR and TERROR was simply a negotiating maneuver!
Now imagine if the shoe were on the other foot: it would be blared from the front page and there would be a special section promoting an attack and invasion.
The German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, said that the blackout did not augur well for the negotiations in Vienna. “What we are hearing currently out of Tehran is not a positive contribution,” Maas said Monday.
Aren't they the victim, so WTF?
For years, Israel and Iran have been engaged in a low-level shadow conflict.
Yeah, Israel bombs targets in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, and the Jewi$h War Pre$$ ignores it.
Both have been accused of cyberattacks on the other’s territory. Iran finances and arms militias hostile to Israel across the Middle East, and has been accused of attempted assassinations of Israeli diplomats across the world. Israel is believed to be responsible for the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists, most recently in November.
Iran merely "attempted" them, which is worse than Israel succeeding.
Those attacks have escalated at sea in the past two years, as Israel began to attack ships carrying Iranian fuel, and Iran seemed to respond by targeting at least two Israeli-owned cargo ships. Both sides managed to contain the conflict, partly by refraining from speaking too publicly about the attacks, but the leaking of details about Israeli involvement in Sunday’s episode raised fears that Iran would seek to save face by mounting a stronger military response than usual.
That's is what was the empty threat from Zariff.
The Iranians know they are being baited, and they never go for it.
“Once Israeli officials are quoted, it requires the Iranians to take revenge,” Danny Yatom, a former head of the Mossad, said in an interview Monday with a radio station run by the Israeli army. “There are actions that must remain in the dark.”
That's what the pre$$ is for!
Myanmar's military had the balls to do what ours should have, and I'm a bit envious.
Time for a toa$t:
"The beginning of the end of Britain’s lockdown — one of the longest and most stringent in the world — came with a pint at a pub. Just past the stroke of midnight on Monday, a few select establishments in England served their first drinks since being forced to close in January, and more than a year after the first of three national lockdowns was imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Later in the morning, thousands of gyms, salons, and retail stores opened their doors for the first time in months, bringing a frisson of life to streets long frozen in a state of suspended animation. Thousands more pubs resumed business at noon. Friends reunited, families shared a meal at an outdoor cafe together for the first time in months, and as Britons basked in the late afternoon sun, the morning chill seemed to fade, replaced by a collective smile and sigh of relief. “It’s like being out of prison,” said Kate Asani. She and two friends, Maria Ramsakova and Dezlin Vergotine, sat at a small table in the back garden of the Carlton Tavern in the Kilburn area of London, basking in each other’s company as much as the sunshine. After months of isolation, she wasn’t quite sure she remembered how to be with others. “I was so nervous on the train here,” she said. “What do I wear? What do I say? It’s been so long.” With the return of one of Britain’s most cherished institutions — even if pubs were limited to outdoor service — the country took its first major step in a phased reopening that is scheduled to culminate on June 21, when the government has said that it hopes to lift almost all restrictions in England. Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are following separate but similar timetables, under which some restrictions that eased on Monday in England will remain in place a while longer."
The chatter in the pub was over this, and you can't take the train to France or Germany:
"As Britain moved cautiously to resume public life on Monday, some countries in continental Europe were moving in the other direction, imposing or debating even more stringent restrictions to battle the spread of the virus, fueled by the same variant that had earlier caused Britain’s cases to explode. After months of tough restrictions, Britain now has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe, reporting just 1,730 cases on Sunday. In contrast, France on Sunday recorded more than 34,000 cases, according to the government. Germany’s total number of infections surpassed 3 million on Monday, with more than 13,000 new infections during the previous 24 hours. President Emmanuel Macron of France, who struggled to avoid a third national lockdown even as cases rose, has been forced to reverse course. An already constrained life became even more constricted this month, when people were barred from traveling more than 6 miles from their homes, outdoor drinking was banned, and schools were closed. In Germany, the number of cases has been climbing steadily in recent weeks, setting off a prolonged political battle over how to respond."
It will take two weeks to flatten the "trajectory!"
"World Health Organization officials on Monday sounded the alarm about weeks-long increases in coronavirus transmission and deaths, warning that measures such as masking and social distancing remain crucial even as vaccines ramp up. Speaking during a media briefing, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the world saw six consecutive weeks of declining cases in January and February, but there have now been seven consecutive weeks of increasing cases, along with four weeks of increasing deaths. Additionally, he said, last week marked the fourth-highest number of cases recorded in a single week. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s emerging disease and zoonosis unit, said the world is “in a critical part of the pandemic right now,” adding that the pandemic’s trajectory “is growing. This is not the situation we want to be in 16 months into a pandemic where we have proven control measures,” she said. WHO officials stressed that public health measures must be continued. Tedros noted nightclubs, restaurants, and markets are crowded with few precautions in some countries, despite increased transmission. He said, “confusion, complacency and inconsistency in public health measures and their application are driving transmission and costing lives.” As vaccines reach more people, it is “exactly the time where we need to double down” on masking, hand-washing, distancing, and other interventions used over the last year, said Kate O’Brien, director of the WHO’s immunization department."
Yeah, the FEAR FACTOR is WEARING OFF and the SCAM is BEING EXPOSED!
These criminal f**kers intend for COVID, the masks, the distancing, and everything else to be FOREVER, folks -- all based on a MASSIVE and GIGANTIC LIE!
"A top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said surging vaccines to Michigan would not help the hard-hit state control the latest COVID-19 wave that has strained its hospitals and is raising concerns nationwide, because vaccines take two to six weeks to confer protection. CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters during a White House coronavirus briefing Monday that the answer in a crisis situation such as Michigan is facing is to go back to virus control basics. “Really what we need to do in those situations is shut things down,” Walensky said. “I think if we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work, to actually have an impact.” Walensky explained that at the same time, diverting vaccines away from other states where the situation isn’t as dire right now could unwittingly seed the ground for future outbreaks elsewhere. Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has called for the federal government to surge vaccines to her state, but the White House said last week Michigan had not ordered its full allotment of available vaccines. Federal officials say the current population-based formula is still the fairest way to distribute vaccines to states. Whitmer has shied away from ordering lockdowns."
As for the $cum Walensky, she wants to lockdown again because the vaccines don't work!
They don't prevent infection or transmissions, and it is looking like they actually CAUSE the INFECTION!
Back on the home front:
Brother recalls Floyd’s anguish over mother’s death as prosecution wraps up case in Chauvin murder trial
He was crying because of the pepper spray (for the record), and I'm sorry for her grief; however, it is not germane to the case as the trial nears its end.
"Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed" by Travis Loller and Adrian Sainz The Associated Press, April 12, 2021
Must have been a white kid since there is no outrage -- if this event is even real.
A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three other students dead this year.
Police found the student in a bathroom at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, a city about 180 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David B. Rausch said at a news conference. They ordered the student to come out, but he wouldn’t comply, and that’s when he reportedly opened fire, Rausch said. Police fired back.
The student died at the school, and the officer was taken into surgery after being shot at least once in the upper leg, authorities said. The officer was expected to recover, and no one else was hurt. It wasn’t yet clear why the student brought a gun to school or why he fired at officers.
“It’s a sad day for Knoxville,” and at least they didn't leave a crater like in Nashville (remember that?).
Gov. Bill Lee mentioned the shooting at a Monday news conference but said he had little information.
Last week, the Republican governor signed legislation that will make Tennessee the latest state to allow most adults 21 and older to carry handguns — openly or concealed — without first clearing a background check and training. Lee backed the legislation over objections from law enforcement groups, who argued that the state’s existing permit system provided an important safeguard for knowing who should or shouldn’t be carrying a gun.
Gee, WHAT a COINCIDENCE, huh?
When asked earlier this year whether recent mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado and others gave him any concern about timing, Lee said the increased penalties mean that “we in fact will be strengthening laws that would help prevent gun crimes in the future.”
You would think the kids would learn their lesson.
They say no one is an island, but one voter is and the "good governor" keeps jabbing at us as the state remains in a struggle with the coronavirus more than a year after it arrived and officials are urging people to not let their guard down, while they try to vaccinate the population as quickly as possible to protect them from the virus.
It will do no such thing, of course, which beggars the question of why they are so desperate to get you inoculated with something that doesn't work and what you don't need!
Now watch where you step:
"Dr. Francisco M. Marty was doing one of his favorite things, photographing a natural wonder, while on a long-anticipated break from his work as an infectious disease specialist, when he fell to his death in the Dominican Republic last week. Marty, 53, a doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Center, was capturing images of a roughly 275-foot waterfall when he died April 8, colleagues said. The tragic fall came during the first hike of a trip he’d begun just a day earlier....."
They “lost a family member as well as a colleague,” and my question is was he pushed or vaccinated?
No offense, but what was he doing on holiday when we are all locked down and can't travel?
The online fundraiser for the family of a Dorchester great grandmother who was fatally struck by a stray bullet on Saturday night has raised more than $10,000 as ‘everyone in Boston is grieving.’ — which is why the Globe stuck it at the top of page A2.
If I didn't know better I'd say the Globe is racist and sexist.
The work comes as federal and state officials have said they intend to replace the bridges with two new structures at a cost north of $1 billion and ahead of what is expected to be a record tourism season on Cape Cod.
They are moving money around and there is not one mention of the billions in bribes they just got from Uncle Joe!
Now for some ancient history:
"Indigenous activists are continuing to criticize the rescheduled Boston Marathon date, saying their community was not consulted in planning an event that may conflict with Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations. In January, Marathon organizers the Boston Athletic Association announced that, if the state’s pandemic restrictions are loosened enough by then, the race will be held Oct. 11, a day that will be celebrated in many places as Columbus Day, but in Newton, Wellesley, Brookline, and a growing number of other municipalities, the second Monday of October will mark Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Native American culture and history. Some say the new race date is insensitive and will steal attention from a holiday honoring people whose contributions to the nation are too little appreciated. “The Boston Athletic Association clearly did not consult with all stakeholders,” said Jean-Luc Pierite, who heads the board of directors for the North American Indian Center of Boston. In an online petition, which crossed 2,300 signatures Sunday afternoon, the Newton branch of the Indigenous Peoples Day Massachusetts organization called the timing “sabotage” to celebrations of Native Americans....."
Time to get running.
"Defying Republicans, big companies keep the focus on voting rights" by David Gelles New York Times, April 12, 2021
As corporate America continues to push back against a wave of restrictive voting laws under discussion across the United States, Big Law is joining the fight.
A coalition of 60 major law firms has come together “to challenge voter suppression legislation and to support national legislation to protect voting rights and increase voter participation,” said Brad Karp, chairman of the law firm Paul Weiss and organizer of the group, which has not been formally announced.
Karp said the coalition would “emphatically denounce legislative efforts to make voting harder, not easier, for all eligible voters, by imposing unnecessary obstacles and barriers on the right to vote.”
Many of Wall Street’s most powerful firms are also part of the effort, including Simpson Thacher; Skadden Arps; Akin Gump; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Ropes & Gray Sullivan & Cromwell; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
“We plan to challenge any election law that would impose unnecessary barriers on the right to vote and the would disenfranchise underrepresented groups in our country,” Karp said.
I hate to keep carping on this point, but the $ocially-woke $hit was never meant to shutdown the money machine and those same corporations gave more than $50 million to those who passed them.
It's called hedging your bets and playing both $ides of the fence, and that is the beauty of our $y$tem!
The firms will work with the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonprofit organization, to identify laws that it might challenge in court. Karp said that could include challenging the voting law that Republicans passed in Georgia last month and which set off a national debate over voting rights.
“It puts legislators on notice that if there are laws that are unconstitutional or illegal, they will face pushback from the legal community,” said Brennan Center President Michael Waldman. “This is beyond the pale. You’re hearing that from the business community and you’re hearing it from the legal community.”
Looks like a THREAT!
On Saturday afternoon, more than 100 corporate leaders attended a Zoom meeting to discuss what they should do, if anything, to shape the debate around voting rights.
On the call, organized by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale professor who regularly gathers executives to discuss politics, several senior business leaders spoke forcefully about the need for companies to use their clout to oppose new state legislation that would make it harder to vote.
Oh, I was wondering what was the lingering stench, and they act like they have no clout at all!
The call began with former American Express CEO Ken Chenault and Merck CEO Ken Frazier urging the executives to publicly state their support for broader ballot access, according to several people who attended the meeting. Last month, the two gathered 70 fellow Black leaders to sign a letter calling on companies to fight bills that restrict voting rights, such as the one that recently passed in Georgia.
Chenault and Frazier have prepared a new statement that broadly supports voting rights, and they are asking big companies to sign it this week.
Later on the call, several other CEOs shared their views on the wave of restrictive new voting laws being advanced by Republicans, according to the people who attended the meeting.
Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh called the movement a threat to democracy, while Mia Mends, a Black executive at Sodexo who is based in Houston, spoke about restrictive voting legislation that was making its way through the Texas Legislature.
Toward the end of the meeting, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman discussed the importance of having corporate leaders affirm that the last election was secure, and former 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch talked about the importance of a healthy democracy. Karp also attended the meeting.
Methinks they doth protest too much -- the sign of a guilty conscience regarding election interference and coup, and that explains the last paragraph!
“CEOs are grappling right now with what to do and how to respond,” said Leadership Now CEO Daniella Ballou-Aares, who helped organize the call. “There is a lot of confusion,” but beyond making statements, business leaders are at a loss over what they can do to influence the policy decisions made by Republican lawmakers.
(Blog editor simply shakes head at this inane and absurd shit, sorry)
“My warning, if you will, to corporate America is to stay out of politics,” US Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, said last week, yet the business community appears to be emboldened, with more companies and business groups preparing to get involved.
That's because they have nothing to fear and control pukes like McConnell and his hollow and empty threats.
So far, however, there is little indication that the growing outcry from big business is changing Republicans’ priorities, with legislation in Texas and other states still moving ahead.
“Texas is the next one up,” said a CEO who attended the meeting but asked to remain anonymous. “Whether the business commitments will have a meaningful impact there, we’ll see.”