Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The way we were-----Kung Fu Fighting, (Everybody Was)

Boob-tube-----WOW! ESPN Pulls ASIAN Anchor from UVA Game Because His Name Is "Robert Lee"

Steve Russo - Guilt Ridden Entrepreneur Introduces "Sorry I'm...

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and textSteve Russo - Guilt Ridden Entrepreneur Introduces "Sorry I'm...:
"Guilt Ridden Entrepreneur Introduces "Sorry I'm White" Clothing Line
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (CNN) - Online clothier, Wyte Gilt, has introduced a new line of tee shirts for "socially conscious, low-melanin individuals" in response to recent events. 
The entrepreneur developed the line after struggling with his own sense of identity:
"Like many Caucasians, through the media and academia lately I have become painfully aware of the damage my whiteness is inflicting on society.
I've tried everything to escape this curse - excessive tanning, wearing hoodies, speaking Ebonics and listening to rap, marching with Black Lives Matter, even cursing at every police officer I come across, but it wasn't enough - that's when I came up with my Wyte GiltTM line."

Shirts are available with the taglines "Sorry I'm white," "I'm white, please hit me," and "I'm white so I must be a Nazi - sorry" and "I'm White and everything is my fault." 
The shirts retail online for $47.99 each plus shipping and handling"...

"A Greater Survival Threat Than Asteroids" --NASA Proposes a Solution for Earth's 20 Supervolcanoes That Erupt Once Every 100,000 Years - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

"A Greater Survival Threat Than Asteroids" --NASA Proposes a Solution for Earth's 20 Supervolcanoes That Erupt Once Every 100,000 Years - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
"There are around 20 known supervolcanoes on Earth, with major eruptions occurring on average once every 100,000 years, according to the BBC resulting in mass starvation, with a prolonged volcanic winter potentially prohibiting civilization from having enough food for the current population. 
In 2012, adds the BBC, the United Nations estimated that food reserves worldwide would last 74 days.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Brian Cox said that "I came to the conclusion that the supervolcano threat is substantially greater than the asteroid or comet threat." 
6a00d8341bf7f753ef01b8d1b37fc7970c-800wiHe proposes that the logical solution could simply be to cool a supervolcano down by extracting its heat. 
NASA estimates that if a 35% increase in heat transfer from the Yellowstone supervolcano --essentially a gigantic heat generator, equivalent to six industrial power plants--could be achieved from its magma chamber, it would no longer pose a threat.
Six hundred thousand years ago there was a colossal explosion from a cauldron of magma, the most massive known supervolcano, the 2.2 million acre Yellowstone caldera that forms the world's highest plateau capping a seething magma chamber forty-five miles across-the size of Rhode Island- and eight miles thick of hot molten rock that rises up from 125 miles from the Earth's core. 
When Yellowstone explodes, and it will again, someday, Hiroshima will look like child's play. 
What no knows for sure is, when.
The ancient Yellowstone caldera exploded with such violence that it left an ash layer almost ten feet deep a thousand miles away in eastern Nebraska killing all plant life and covering almost all of the United States west of the Mississippi..."
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Trump Ends Obama's 'Water Bottle Ban'

Trump Ends Obama's 'Water Bottle Ban':

Image result for flickr commons images Water Bottles"The Trump administration is ending a policy implemented by former president Barack Obama that attempted to ban water bottles at national parks.

The National Park Service announced last week it was ending the so-called Water Bottle Ban, which the Obama administration implemented in 2011 to "reduce our carbon footprint.""

What could possibly go wrong?-----Tonight: Kalamazoo to vote on creation of $500M foundation |

Image result for what could possibly go wrongTonight: Kalamazoo to vote on creation of $500M foundation |
"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Monday night, the Kalamazoo City Commission will decide whether to create a half-billion dollar foundation, intended to span generations, to replace a portion of its budget.
City Manager Jim Ritsema recommends the commission approve a resolution to create a nonprofit "Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence," organized for the supporting the city budget and fund new programs.
...Expected to raise $500 million by 2019...
The idea came at a time when the city was left with few options to balance a structural budget deficit.
Instead of pushing through a largely unpopular income tax, Ritsema and Mayor Bobby Hopewell met with Parfet and Johnston to seek an unprecedented public-private partnership.
An initial $70.3 million donation will keep the city afloat, allow the property tax to be reduced by a third and fund programs related to shared prosperity until 2019..."

Barack Obama’s Legacy of Lies and Broken Promises on Afghanistan | Power Line

Barack Obama’s Legacy of Lies and Broken Promises on Afghanistan | Power Line
Image result for obama unaccountable"In last night’s speech on Afghanistan, President Trump said:
No one denies that we have inherited a challenging and troubling situation in Afghanistan and South Asia, but we do not have the luxury of going back in time and making different or better decisions. When I became President, I was given a bad and very complex hand, but I fully knew what I was getting into: big and intricate problems.
Every president inherits plenty of trouble, but Trump isn’t just whining here. On issue after issue, Barack Obama passed the buck, making the situation worse than he found it and leaving his successor to pick up the pieces. Health care, military preparedness, the national debt, Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea and Afghanistan are some of the instances that come to mind.
What is galling is that because he is a Democrat, Obama was never held accountable for his fecklessness (or worse). The press, and the establishment in general, allowed him to skate. This is a big topic, but let’s limit it to Afghanistan for the moment. Glenn Reynolds reminds us of Obama’s false claims and promises:
FACT: Unlike President Obama, Romney has no plan to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home.
FACT: President Obama has a plan to end the war in Afghanistan in 2014—Mitt Romney does not.
President Obama: “We’re ending the war in Afghanistan because after a decade of war, it’s time to do some nation-building here at home.”
President Obama: "I told you we’d end the war in Iraq. We did. I said we’d end the war in Afghanistan. We are." 

Barack Obama’s administration was a horrific failure in just about every way, but he has had the press running interference for him for eight years and counting. His lies and broken promises about Afghanistan are a sobering reminder of what a poor job he did as president. So far, Donald Trump has been a vast improvement."



Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Would Prefer You Not Enter His Country Illegally | Daily Wire

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Would Prefer You Not Enter His Country Illegally | Daily Wire:

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"Any leftists who are still contemplating a move to Canada in the wake of Donald Trump's election may soon find themselves out of luck completely. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is about to start cracking down on illegal immigration, and it's starting with border-jumpers."

Public Lighting Authority hires executive director | Crain's Detroit Business

Public Lighting Authority hires executive director | Crain's Detroit Business:
"The Public Lighting Authority has named Beau Taylor as its new executive director as the organization works to transition to more of a management role after installing tens of thousands of streetlights across Detroit.
Image result for free government moneyTaylor, 42, is taking over for PLA CEO Nicolette Carlone, who did not seek reappointment after her contract ended Aug. 1, PLA spokesman Dan Austin said.
The job change is effective immediately.
The PLA is ramping down operations after it finished installing 65,000 new streetlights in Detroit in December as part of a three-year, $185 million program.
With the project complete, the PLA is shifting from a focus on construction to lighting maintenance, Austin said. It has downsized staff from 34 to 13.
As executive director, Taylor's salary will be $150,000 per year, while Carlone had made $250,000, Austin said. Taylor's contract is for three years..."

A free-speech rally, minus the free speech - The Boston Globe

A free-speech rally, minus the free speech - The Boston Globe
"If one line captured the essence of Saturday’s Boston Common rally and counterprotest, it was a quote halfway through Mark Arsenault’s Page 1 story in the Globe:
“‘Excuse me,’ one man in the counterprotest innocently asked a Globe reporter. ‘Where are the white supremacists?’”
That was the day in a nutshell. Participants in the “Boston Free Speech Rally” had been demonized as a troupe of neo-Nazis prepared to reprise the horror that had erupted in Charlottesville.
They turned out to be a couple dozen courteous people linked by little more than a commitment to — surprise! — free speech.
The small group on the Parkman Bandstand threatened no one.
One of the rally’s organizers, a 23-year-old libertarian named John Medlar, had insisted vigorously that its purpose was not to endorse white supremacy. 
“The rally I’m helping to organize is about promoting Free Speech as a COUNTER to political violence,” he had posted on Facebook.
“There are NO WHITE SUPREMACISTS speaking at this rally.”
Indeed, nothing about the tiny rally seemed in any way connected with bigotry or hatred..."
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#1 This day 1970-----Edwin Starr - War (Original Video - 1969)

neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Catalonia and terrorism; Spain and Moroccan immigration

neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Catalonia and terrorism; Spain and Moroccan immigration
Catalonia and terrorism; Spain and Moroccan immigration
"It might seem that the perps in the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks should have been easier to detect because this was a multi-person cell, a group rather than a lone wolf. 
Nevertheless, not a single one of the people involved, at least 12 at last count, appears even to have been on the authorities’ radar screen.
This article explores why that might have been:
…Catalonia is a particularly problematic case. In the past, various Catalan nationalist politicians preferred to import North African labor (even though they sometimes referred to them as “the Moors”) rather than those from elsewhere in Spain…

More recently, on such a basic matter as fundamental defensive measures adopted by many European cities after Nice and London—the placing of obstacles along wide pedestrian thoroughfares like Las Ramblas—Catalan authorities allegedly wanted to show they would take an approach different from Madrid. So, no bollards to stop a vehicle from blasting through pedestrians.

Intelligence sharing with the central government may also have been affected, making it more difficult to tie together threads that stretch across regional borders, let alone international ones.
According to the article, Catalonia appears to be a central location for terrorists in Spain. The Catalan authorities seem fiercely independent:
But conflicting reports suggest that in the immediate aftermath of the explosion in Alcanar, where multiple propane gas canisters were discovered, the Catalan police refused the assistance of TEDAX, a unit of the Spanish government with long experience dismantling bombs and investigating explosive evidence dating back through decades of Basque separatist terrorism. If true, valuable hours may have been lost as the killers raced to go into action.
After reading that I became curious about Catalonia’s history. Reading about it...
...I also learned that the perpetrators of the 2004 train bombings in Madrid, a horrific attack that killed 192 and injured around 2,000, were predominently Moroccans.
Spain and Morocco share a border, but it’s a “wet” border—the narrow Straits of Gibraltar...
...Some history...
There’s much more at the link.
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