Wednesday Morning Excuse For Not Doing Links Posted by sloopyinca | Jul 7, 2021 | Daily Links | 345 I screwed the pooch today. Banjos birthday last night and a whole day at the beach completely wore us out. Then I couldn’t fall asleep forever and when I finally did, I slept until like five minutes ago. My bad. Have a great day, friends! Share:
Happy belated birthday, Banjos!
You’re such an inveterate slacker.
That’s why we love him so.
Right to bear [small] arms [only]
Found during a “welfare check”. So, unconstitutional search.
Not that the constitution matters anymore.
I instituted a welfare check once in an employee who had Parkinsons. I struggled with that decision because of shit like this.
I used the county Sheriff and the non-emergency dispatcher asked why I wasnt calling Metro because it was in town limits.
Said it was the first number I came upon but the real reason which I didnt say was we vote for your boss and there is at least some accountability.
They were really good actually and called me when they got to the house and it was nothing more than he just forgot he worked that day.
Still I had held my breath up until that moment that they would get all righteous in just making sure he was okay.
Once again, Glibs on the leading edge!
I saw this headline and reasonably think that we’re not last, we’re first. We have extremely good reason to distrust the media. Given what we know, we’d be stupid to trust them.
Most folk pay no attention at all unless it is local.
Good morning! I am just happy to be here honestly. So when do housing prices crash back to Earth?
A few years.
Right after the bubble pops.
That may vary by market. Rates will start rising by late next year. That will moderate prices. Many markets are underbuilt. Those markets won’t crash.
Don’t hold your breath.
Damn icky Jesus folk!
These are sausage links!
Happy banjos day, Banjos!
Hear hear! Links are but a preamble to shit-posting, anyway. No harm, no foul.
Happy Birthday Banjos!
Go balls deep in Ass Wednesday’s back door on an OPEN POST ANARCHY morning.
If you insist.
“Then I couldn’t fall asleep forever”
Cocaine is a helluva drug.
I was gonna say “Little Blue Pill” but your explanation is more family friendly.
Seems like this would be front page news…
Why did the DEA do it?
Front page of daily mail
Top story at the Post too
Mercenaries? Has anyone seen Christopher Walken lately?
White supremacists strike again.
No, this is definitely climate change.
Haiti has a government?
Must have told the Clinton Foundation Haiti didn’t need their help again.. Cause their help was the same as the guy that feeds a homeless girl a sammich and a soda when people are looking to score points, then as soon as they are not, pimps her out at $5 until she is so used & abused that putting her out of her misery is a kindness.
Completely believable publication says completely believable things…
Bender says unnamed sources reported
That’s all I need to know to know they’re full of shit.
If the Bender in question also told them to kiss his shiny metal ass, I would be more convinced.
Why are all these sources afraid to come forward? They would be heroes to the media.
That lie again.
These assholes never stop.
It’s not a lie if you want it to be true.
In 70 years when no one cares anymore, historians will note that isn’t true. Like they do with “let then eat cake”
You are far more optimistic than I am.. I suspect that based on the direction we are going “historians” will tell us exactly what Big Brother wants us to believe. Not what is true…
Efforts to expand access to digital skills must be coupled with a complete rethink of the conventional wisdoms that shape corporate hiring practices. For a long time, the way companies hired candidates was based on the job they had, the degree they earned or the people they knew. This needs to change immediately.
To democratize opportunity and fill the skills gap, we must urgently move to skills-based hiring and invest in ‘new collar jobs’ for workers who have in-demand technology skills but not necessarily a traditional bachelor’s degree.
As in the past, the advent of powerful new technologies requires a new social contract to ensure more equal access to opportunity.
Sparked by the Industrial Revolution, reforms such as universal access to education, state-funded education and training programs for workers led to growing prosperity and stronger economic systems.
The world is now facing a similar opportunity. We have a once-in-a-generation chance to build stronger, more equitable economies. Policies that expand “earn while you learn” apprenticeship programs, make government education grants eligible for students and workers outside the traditional bachelor’s degree path, and let work-study students build career-relevant skills in the private sector are important first steps.
Throughout history, government has been the driver of innovation. Now more than ever.
After all, no individual business owner could ever see an opportunity to make his enterprise more efficient and profitable on his own and act on it absent a mighty nudge from Big Nanny.
Show us the way, Top Men!
[hiring] workers who have in-demand technology skills but not necessarily a traditional bachelor’s degree
The only part of this gibberish that makes any sense.
Now the appropriate media filter for that (if it were a Republican proposal): Denigrating education!!!
It’s impossible to denigrate education at this point, academia has already done that.
Skills-based hiring is a great idea. Let companies do their own pre-hire testing and competency screening, instead of offloading those tasks onto increasingly incompetent educational institutions.
You would first have to crush ‘disparate impact’ tests for the court. cause the uneven distribution of skills makes them go ‘das rayciss’ when someone holds an objective test and the numbers don’t line up demographically.
CompTIA will now include intersectional points in their certification tests?
As part of the test, demographic info would be collected. Results will be “normalized”
I know there’s some kind of truth to this, but actual case law at the Supreme Court level doesn’t back it up. Griggs v. Duke Power holds that aptitude tests are fine, even if they produce disparate impact, as long as they are directly related to job performance. And subsequent cases have generally held that while companies can apply affirmative action they are not required to do so, and they can’t apply it in ways that directly harm people on the basis of race or sex (e.g., you can hire a black person instead of a white person, if both are equally qualified, because he or she is black, but you can’t fire a white person instead of a black person, if both are equally eligible for termination, simply because he or she is white).
Of course, litigation is expensive, even if it finds in your favor, so most employers being risk-averse is likely part of the picture, but the explanation that the courts are the root cause of this problem is still somewhat lacking.
I don’t think the Progressives really care about disparate impact. That’s just the smokescreen. Their real fear is losing control over the educational institutions that they use for spawning pools…
That would be racist.
But then the companies would have to pay for it themselves, instead of offloading the costs onto colleges (and thence onto students and taxpayers).
I am cautiously optimistic about the idea of microcredentials as a compromise, mainly because then we (hopefully) won’t keep getting bugged by local companies wanting us to start a new major to train their workers for them.
But, how much remedial training and specific job skills training do companies do now?
When I was with ATT, we spent 8 weeks doing specific job training, offsite at a classroom location. That wasn’t cheap, as they had to house half of us, feed us, and so on. fiNot to mention how many people washed out when they hit the field. Add on to that the immolation of the education system as we know it, and many professions are going to go the way of Engineers, where the degree doesn’t get you the PE ring, its time in the office. The degree only shows that you can do an apprenticeship, so why not take the money a first-year grad makes and move it somewhere useful.
“For a long time, the way companies hired candidates was based on the job they had, the degree they earned or the people they knew. This needs to change immediately”
The who you know will never change. Being a known quantity will help the employer, when making the decision to hire or not.
Party membership is nearly a prerequisite. Not quite but nearly there.
The organizations I’m familiar with haven’t cared about college degrees for IT skills in decades. Cisco CNE or Comp-TIA industry certification is what they care about, and those can be gotten at government community colleges.
I did IT work for about 25 years. I didn’t need a degree. There’s a large enough fraction
of people who hire that are only interested in what you’ve done. You can acquire the skills
without a degree, and get a job. Some companies do like certifications.
Furthermore, based on what I’ve seen, you don’t even actually need the skills. Just
put bullshit on a resume, post it to dice, then parrot magic buzzwords to the recruiter
and on the interview and you’ll get a job eventually.
I’d bet I could teach anyone here enough buzzword bs to get an IT job in about a half-hour.
My daughter’s ex knew all the words but couldn’t produce because of lack of skills/intellect. He could get a job, had about 30 or so within about 15 years but then everyone in the TC knew him and couldn’t keep a Walmart associate job, sweeping or bathrooms or some tech job like that
Good morning, Sloopy!
And a happy belated birthday to Banjos!
Here’s a link:
Capitol Police To Open Offices in California and Florida ‘To Investigate Threats To Members Of Congress’
What the actual fuck?
“Taxpayer funded travel! At last!” – capital police.
Exactly. Notice they are not opening offices in Idaho.
But isn’t Idaho full of white supremacists?
Yes, it has had an unwelcome influx of progressives.
The new captain was appointed on Jan 8th, probably with explicit instructions to pursue political ends.
They’re only opening offices in Florida and California. It’s noting but working and traveling to vacation spots on the taxpayer’s dime.
Didn’t they also massively increase their budget?
Do we not have about fifteen other agencies that are charged with investigating this sort of thing?
Yeah, but that doesn’t get the Capitol Police brass to California and Florida on the taxpayer’s bill.
Gotta get some of that sweet TDY pay.
Purity tests FTW! Are you not a marxist? Then you MUST be a white supremacist terrorist!
On the flip side of that, DeWine (Cunte – Ohio) is sending Ohio National Guard Troops down to the Mexican border. Which seems kind of far away from Ohio to really be something we should be worried about here.
Id be interested if De Santis challenged what jurisdiction some city police had in his state?
“President of Haiti Jovenal Moise, 53, is assassinated by ‘gunmen claiming to be DEA agents speaking in English and Spanish’ in night-time raid on his home that also left his wife seriously injured”
Did the ‘dea’ agents claim to be speaking in english and spanish?
Happy Belated Birthday, Banjos! Yesterday was my oldest sister’s birthday, too! ?
“US Air Force Academy Prof. backs Critical Race Theory for ALL troops saying the Constitution created ‘inequality’, George Washington was racist and US ‘domestic and foreign policy is shaped by racism'”
The constitution created inequality?
Show your work.
That right there is white supremacy.. Demanding people actually do real work, I mean..
Put these two statements together for me and make sense of it:
“Political scientist Lynne Chandler García said the Constitution brought about ‘inequality’ and that George Washington was a racist. She argued that the history of the U.S. proved that ‘racism has shaped both foreign and domestic policy'”
“As Garcia wrote in The Washington Post: ‘Cadets, like all military members, take an oath to defend the Constitution with their lives — so it is crucial they have a sensitive understanding of that Constitution.”
The military is getting way too political for my tastes.
Add the true believers that will put up with this crap to the now disaffected and trained people that found themselves booted out of the service for wrong-think and you have the potential for a really big problem.
They are prepping the military to take action against US citizens who might resist the new Order.
*adjusts tinfoil hat
I don’t know, that seems to be less and less tin foil-ly as time goes along.
But simulteneously undermining the ability of the military to perform combat operations seems like an own goal.
The Soviet military’s biggest problem was the fact that the officers were promoted for political loyalty over actual skill. This is common with any military that exists in nations ruled by power. They compensate for this lack of skill by having lots of bodies to throw away coupled with serious brutality.
Perhaps they think that a politically reliable goon squad is all they need to keep the boot on…
Being politically reliable is far more important if you were planning to use them to fight ‘domestic terrorists.’
The mistake Our Masters are making is trying to model our military after, well, most of the militaries on the planet, whose primary job is protecting the government against its subjects. Very few militaries are actually built and run to fight wars.
This is a mistake because Our Masters also want our military to fight wars, and will scour the globe finding wars for them to fight. As near as I can tell, you can either have a warfighting military, or a domestic suppression military, but not both.
They are already creating the political officers to make sure the troops are loyal, not to the state, but the people in power, so its only tin-foil-ly if you are not understanding how this plays out historically every time it happened…
I guess I’m just hoping it’s not really as bad as I think it is. But it’s probably even worse.
I don’t think there’s any doubt that they’re laying the groundwork for that. The left has been progressively more open about their desire to use the military against wrong-thinkers. Anybody remember the calls for drone strikes against the Bundy clan when they occupied a national park building in the middle of nowhere and cleaned up the property?
I’ve seen them bring up that posses comitatus is racist, so they are angling to use it for “law enforcement”
It makes perfect sense. The FBI is way too small to use as a national police force. The military is the logical choice.
It’s weird and crazy but feels intentionally so. I am inclined to believe the people making these decisions are evil, not stupid. It makes me sleep better at night.
Not that tin foil when the Joint Chief labels Jan 6 and everyone there as domestic terrorist.
That to me is a green light to Congess that they will turn the military inward if told to do so.
‘member when this was considered a bad thing in movies.
/from the long ago times of 1998, and most people probably think it came out after 2001.
Everything this 1983 movie warned against has come to pass.
Why have I never heard of that movie and I now know what I will be watching today
Saw it in the theater when it came out. It’s fairly dark, and doesn’t have too many “good guys” in it.
That Constitution that you swore to defend? It was written by racists as an excuse do racisms all over the world for 232 years now.
Just thought you ought to know.
“The military is getting way too political for my tastes.”
The so called “professionalism” of the Office Corps has dropped that mask.
Flag officers have always been and will always be, for the most part, political creatures.
Rank and file officers and enlisted not so much.
A call to arms against US citizens will be met with mutiny. I know people preparing to resign over the vaccine being required.
Will a mutiny happen after they first drive out anyone inclined to revolt against the political officers being installed and “fortified”?
From trshmnstr’s link:
Bender writes that Kelly did his best to overcome Trump’s “stunning disregard for history”.
“Senior officials described his understanding of slavery, Jim Crow, or the Black experience in general post-civil war as vague to nonexistent,” he writes. “But Trump’s indifference to Black history was similar to his disregard for the history of any race, religion or creed.”
Now let us consider the possibility that Trump’s “disregard for history” might have been due to watching events and their effect on the black community in New York in real time rather than obsessing about the Reconstruction. Crazy, I know.
It’s currently 1892, this is known.
Can’t be, the original Progressives were overtly racist and only concerned with improving the white man. It was known that blacks could not be improved.
Back in the 80’s he was a hero to the black community.
senior, unnamed, officials
It’s The Graudian.
Yet another generation obsessing about historical events they didn’t experience, events that were perpetrated by people who are long dead, will surely start producing better social outcomes any day now.
“New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun violence ‘disaster emergency’ has been slammed as ‘political grandstanding’ by opponents because he should be cracking down on criminals rather than weapons manufacturers.
New York became the first state in the nation to declare gun violence an emergency on Tuesday as Cuomo pointed the finger at the manufacturers of weapons as one of the main reasons behind the spate of shootings and killings that is at its highest level since the early 2000s.
However, critics have claimed it is ‘political grandstanding’ and that an increase in gun violence has been caused by ‘soft-on-crime’ policies such as the early release of prisoners, treating criminals ‘like victims’ and calls to defund the police.”
No one manufactured guns until last year.
No one manufactured a virus that killed millions of senior citizens until 2019, either, Smart Guy!
Except 1917, 1929, 1957, 1967, 2003….
You left out the Imperial Japanese plans to conduct biological attacks on the West Coast.
Completely, 100% not a partisan witch hunt; all resemblance to Benghazi investigation is sheer coincidence.
Notice that the one question not discussed there is “why did the House & Senate Sgts at Arms refuse the request from the Capitol Police for reinforcement”? Very much like the Republicans never asking – what exactly were we doing in Benghazi?
You have to love, and laugh at, the hysteria.
The Bee couldn’t do it any better…
Utterly surprised that he didn’t call them “clips”.
and “assault weapon”. Few people have an assault rifle.
Hitler built the Autobahn. Who doesn’t like roadzz?
“Riot Leader Had ‘Fully Constructed U.S. Capitol Lego Set’ at Home, FBI Says”
Let me guess, he also had a Lego Death Star pointed at the Capitol Building
What does it mean that I am building an AT-ST walker with my kids?
You want to purge cannibal midget furries?
Cooking and eating another species is not cannibalism.
You really think they limit their diet to other species?
Although, you’d think they would want to at least field dress a Wookie unless they like the taste of burnt fur
Are your kids white?
As far as I know. They don’t seem to have very good marksmanship though…
That you weren’t willing to wait for a better set?
I just want the George Castanza figure. A balding lego person strikes me as funny for some reason.
I expect a robust aftermarket for those minifigs.
Why is there a Tucker Carlson figure in there?
That you glorify stormtroopers you Nazi.
LOL… We have one as well. It’s in what is known as microscale. A tactical sand-table it ain’t.
As the United States leaves Afghanistan after 20 years of war, there can be little doubt that we lost the war — or to put it more gently, did not attain our objectives.
That word, objectives, I do not think it means what you think it does.
Our supposed objectives were to get Bin Laden. Our demonstrated objectives were to spend shit-tons of money in a foreign shithole.
It should have been a punitive expedition to kill all their leaders and destroy all their shit, with a warning that if they fucked with us again we would be back to do it all over again.
But that doesn’t provide much opportunity for profit and graft.
^ What WTF said.
People have forgotten that war is supposed to be brutal and ugly, so it has a final result and people avoid it until it is absolutely necessary. Instead our intellectual mandarinate class has sanitized war so we now allow them to steal trillions instead of billions while wasting time pretending to actually be fighting a war. In the end we always lose because we are mock fighting and not killing everyone and breaking all their shit so they learn never to fuck with us.
I think it was RE Lee who said “It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it”. Seems applicable here.
You mean we can’t just parachute in centuries of enlightenment values to a highly tribal society and produce a liberal democratic state?! Say it aint so!
It’s shocking, isn’t it?
The drivers of that war stole ~one trillion dollars of US taxpayer money to lose a war in a country whose GNP is somewhere between 7 and 15 billion dollars.
Juris is correct.
Belated Happy Birthday, Banjos!
Man the Jan 6 stuff just keeps giving. I eagerly anticipate the whataboutism in 2022 when ANTIFA raids the Capitol because the GOP took back the house.
Did you see the open border lobby equate States sending law enforcement to Texas as ‘insurrection’?
Yeah they will milk it until the coin flips
Insurrection and sedition are the new buzz word. Racist is worn out, and they don’t care about just getting their enemies shamed in public, they want to put real targets in their back and sic law enforcement on them.
Nah, they will be too busy beating up people that don’t want their daughters to see male penises in changing rooms.
It’s already TOTES different than when leftists take over a State House, TOTES!
Look Jack, that wasn’t the HOLY TEMPLE OF DEMOCRACY that the US Capitol is, got it?
They took over to restore democracy, not subvert it.
My wife says happy b-day as hers was yesterday also.
My theory about these mass re-openings of civil society is this. The lever pullers got the cowed populace that they always wanted with these bullshit lock-downs so they stopped ratcheting forward. They have broken the collective will of the people. Do you know how many times I’ve walked into a store and everyone is talking about how wonderful it is not to wear the muzzle? This is Soma. They did it once, it worked and they sure as shit will do it again.
I’d rather hear people talking about how wonderful it is not to wear masks than hearing Karen opining that everyone should keep wearing masks as long as 2 year olds can’t be vaccinated.
Of course! Can you imagine being so pleased about the boot lifting off your neck a little even two years ago? I can’t.
This guy also thinks strippers wanna date him.
Simps gonna simp.
I totally dated a stripper once. It had nothing to do with the cocaine provided and was more about my good looks and winning personality!
I caught on when the $20 went to $30 just for me, something about having to endure the laughs of her friends.
Rich uncle bequeaths trillions- how do you spend it?
Governors and lawmakers, who months ago thought they would be making deep cuts to their budgets, are instead facing the very unusual problem of how to spend bundles of money. These state leaders, emboldened by the brighter tax revenues and the hundreds of billions of dollars provided by the federal government, are launching transportation projects, cutting stimulus checks and even paying down debt.
“No one would have ever dreamed that we would have this kind of funding,” said New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, a Democrat whose state just enacted a budget with a multibillion-dollar surplus.
That’s not to say the needs weren’t significant, or that every state has since seen the same surge in revenue. All incurred massive costs from the pandemic, and the need for social programs only increased as the poorest Americans were hit the hardest.
But from coast to coast, governors and lawmakers who were preparing to make difficult, politically-challenging moves are now faced with a surprise windfall. This is leading to partisan and intraparty feuds in statehouses over what to spend the cash on, and when, and setting up kitchen-table debates over what’s more important: Spending money now to boost the economy or saving for future problems.
It’s not really money, so saving it is pointless.
SPEND! SPEND! SPEND!
Create new programs that will require annual funding.
“Covid relief” was nothing more than a massive bailout to blue state governments so they could avoid paying the price for their mismanagement at the expense of federal taxpayers.
This guy gets it.
So here is something interesting I shared with a friend, trying to figure it out. This website purports to be local news, yet the language is clearly of non-native English speakers writing the articles in English (sort of). The friend mentioned he had just read an article about exactly this – foreign sources attempting to imitate American based news.
In a note to all Republicans late Tuesday, Second House Republican Steve Scallis said the selection panel could pursue a party agenda when investigating the siege by supporters of former President Donald Trump. It’s expensive, “he said, urging members to vote against the resolution. So far, Scallis and McCarthy haven’t said whether Republicans will join.
That’s pretty sloppy propaganda.
Every article exhibits that. I suppose they may refine their language eventually – which would then be more worrisome.
Either AI written or foreign intel for sure
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Caliph,
Either those things, or they outsourced their copywriting to an extremely cheap “content mill” that allows foreigners to write without proving basic English competency. There are a lot of places where you can buy a 500-word article for a dollar or less, but it’s cranked out by some Indian dude living in a shack. They’re usually used for SEO purposes.
The left has been progressively more open about their desire to use the military against wrong-thinkers.
If they do, they’d better do it quickly. My impression is that the U.S. military is setting itself up for an embarrassing loss. I mean, we’re running into problems because our Navy can’t master basic navigation (No, I probably couldn’t do it either. Only I’m not trained and specifically tasked with doing just that.). If we lose a war (and I’m not talking about gray areas like Iraq or Afghanistan. I mean an outright embarrassment.), what happens to the stature of our military, domestically? One of the major advantages of bringing in the generals is that the U.S. military enjoys tremendous prestige domestically. Take that away and they still have a lot of power. But, I suspect that they wouldn’t quite enjoy so much legitimacy. Especially if they’re carrying out orders against Americans that other Americans actually know.
Our enemies would be stupid to stop us when we’re making such huge mistakes.
And on the other hand, a lot of the actual shooters are getting out of the military while they can, and are looking to hook up with people who share their interests and values.
What, they aren’t sticking around for slideshows calling them horrible racists, and the monthlong DOD celebration of trannies?
I love the pretzel logic that swearing to defend the Constitution – and actually holding to that oath – is a sign of extremism.
The American flag is also a sign of extremism.
Yeah, I have been hearing more and more stories of ships running aground.
It’s Climate Change wut dun it.
“Don’t shit in the pool” is the most sensible thing the CDC has said all year.
It’s funny because it’s true.
Give them a week and Fauci will go on TV saying that shitting in pools is now the approved method. They only said don’t shit in pools because they were worried that the public wasn’t ready to accept shitting in pools
“We only told you not to shit in pools so that the medical community had enough shit for themselves”
HooooOOOOOooooly shit. They’re not even hiding it anymore.
*urge to buy more ammo rises*
I need to see what 77grn. OTM match 556 is going for nowadays. That stuff was always stupid expensive, maybe it hasn’t changed much…
But I don’t wanna be an ant…
Holy shit indeed.
The last one is kind of bizarre, that is “checks and balances underpinning our democracies must not be forgotten,” considering about half of the first seven carried implicit or explicit rejections of said checks and balances.
They mean that checks and balances to make sure nobody can reverse them destroying the republic and getting the change they want, not things to prevent them from getting what they want…
I mean, everyone in the media-educational complex is telling them how brilliant and brave they are. Why would they want to hide it?
No one wants to take away your stuff. Come-on.
I avoid reading YouTube comments, but read the pinned comment if you want to get a bunch of stuff like that followed by, of course we have to take your stuff to save the planet.
I’m about ready to go Symbionese like John Cusack.
100% pure evil
Were it only that easy to get them to fuck off
I got the notice from GoDaddy yesterday that they are “upgrading” me to Office 365 email. Sure it doesn’t have a catch all account and isn’t free, but man things will be cool.
I remember hearing other people chatting about this before. Anyone want to enact my labor and tell me what registrar with free email all the cool kids migrated to?
Limited storage though
I have my custom domain through domains.com, I think. It’s hooked up to my paid ProtonMail account. I’m happy with that setup.
So far as Afghanistan goes we should have followed the Canadian method. Kidnap the tribal children, deny them their culture and let Christians bum-fuck them instead. Worked a charm here!
+1 Métis status
HooooOOOOOooooly shit. They’re not even hiding it anymore.
Just as long as I have my Victory Beer and a generous chocolate ration.
It’s doubleplusgood, brother.
Local newspaper today: 1) educator says “equity” only means each school kid is given the tools they need to learn. 2) AP headline is “Hunt for Attackers still on Six months after Jan. 6th.”
The latter article goes into how FBI is encouraging informers to rat out friends and acquaintances who attended the “insurrection.” No mention, of course, on the elusive person who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.
I like how it’s always “deadly” insurrection, when we know who was killed was killed by cops.
“educator says “equity” only means each school kid is given the tools they need to learn.”
This is the education equivalent of “no one wants to take your guns”
Cyberbullying Insurance Is Here. Do You Need It?
Doesn’t the adage go the answer to a question asked in the title of an article is always, “no”.
Best part is that it is crazy expensive for the limits offered. And I’m guessing making a claim is going to be as easy as filing for permanent long term full disability,
Cyber bullying inc is a good business to start
Chubb’s. Heh, he knows all about being bullied.
Don’t fuck with Chubb.
I’m very torn about this new Minnesoda law
I don’t think the kids should be shamed or demeaned. I do think parents should pay their lunch payments.
It irritates me when people use kids like this as a shield. No one wants to dump on these kids, but why should the parents not have to pay their bills?
Funny how many things that used to encourage people to do the right thing out of shame now suddenly result in more of the bad things cause the shame factor has been removed… It’s almost like there is some correlation between action and reaction that people miss..
I think Anoka schools were using some sort of card for all students, so no one knew who was paying and who got the free lunches, according to my grand kids. (They were on the free loader list)
NYC answered that problem, actually it was the stigma of receiving subsidized lunch, by making school lunches and breakfasts free for all students (breakfasts are also available all Summer long).
Right now, anyone can swing by a local school for a week’s worth of food. No requirements for kids enrolled, no requirement that you live in the district. Just show up and get your free shit.
It was never a stigma in my day. But kids were a lot poorer back then.
I don’t see poor kids any more. I see kids with nice cell phones and clothes more expensive that anything I own.
Guarantee if you talk to the parents they say they are poor. Priorities don’t exist to these people.
Yeah, pretty mean-spirited to make sport of the poor kid that has holes in his socks. So far as the parents? They should feel the shame.
Nevada pretty much opened up ‘free lunch’ to everyone. Regardless of income.
It is retarded but makes more sense than picking and choosing based on the poverty limits of $70,000 or what ever the ridiculous line was.
Rights created or saved
The Biden administration plans to issue a new rule to protect the rights of farmers who raise cows, chickens and hogs against the country’s largest meat processors as part of a plan to encourage more competition in the agriculture sector.
The new rule that will make it easier for farmers to sue companies they contract with over unfair, discriminatory or deceptive practices is one of several steps that the White House plans to announce in the next few days. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is also expected to tighten the definition of what it means for meat to be labeled a “Product of USA” to exclude when animals are raised in other countries and simply processed in the United States.
Some farmer advocacy groups have pressed for these changes for several years but Congress and the meat processing industry have resisted change. A USDA official familiar with the White House’s plan said an executive order is expected to be announced this week that will clear the way for the new rules.
The regulation will make it easier for farmers to bring complaints under the Packers and Stockyards Act and is similar to one the Trump administration killed four years ago. That rule was first proposed in 2010.
Chicken and pork producers, for example, often must enter long-term contracts with companies such as Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride that farmers say lock them into deals that fix their compensation at unprofitably low levels and force them deep into debt.
Previously, major meat companies have defended the system as fair; it calls for farmers to provide barns and labor to raise chickens while the companies provide chicks, feed and expertise. The North American Meat Institute, which represents meat processors, said the proposed rule would likely encourage “costly, specious lawsuits.”
But Bill Bullard, who leads a trade group representing farmers and ranchers, said the change should better protect individuals in their dealings with the four major meat companies, which together control roughly 70 percent of U.S. beef production.
It’s slavery, is what it is.
I wonder h0w Tyson and Smithfield got so big. Must have been that unregulated Wild West Kkkapitalism I have been hearing so much about.
“Biden’s new dilemma: How to slash housing costs for low-income borrowers
A long-awaited Supreme Court decision last month gave President Joe Biden the ability to remove the Trump-era leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and he wasted no time.
President Joe Biden’s move to fire the top U.S. mortgage regulator is triggering calls from fellow Democrats to use the agency to expand access to loans for lower-income people, who have struggled to buy homes since the financial crisis.”
What could possibly go wrong?
:Rocky voice: “Not again!”
What could possibly go wrong? – no way to tell something like this was never tried in the history of humanity
Expanding lending to people that can’t afford housing – truly a problem we have never confronted before. Thankfully we have Top.Men on this and we can trust that they will come up with a solution that has no negative side effects.
Which policies will catalyze the post-pandemic economic recovery? @noahpinion
recommends that the government should actively participate, especially by reforming and expanding immigration, reshoring critical supply chains, and upgrading infrastructure.
low taxes and low regulations are apparently relics of a bygone era
Your suggestion could do a lot to reshore supply chains.
Finally Minneapolis is addressing important issues
If only the street names had been decolonized, St. George Floyd would still be with us.
the government should actively participate, especially by reforming and expanding immigration, reshoring critical supply chains, and upgrading infrastructure.
Like many small sticks, bundled tightly together.
“Lockdowns were a gift to Big Business designed to kill small biz….
While Walmart and Target continue to beat earnings expectations, small businesses struggle to survive. Nearly two-thirds of them are hitting only half or less of their pre-lockdown monthly revenue levels, according to Alignable’s June Road to Recovery report.
Then there are the businesses that never recovered at all. The Biden administration recently projected that more than 400,000 small businesses have closed permanently, but that’s likely a massive underestimate: Already by June 2020, the Hamilton Project had counted 400,000 closures. Opportunity Insights data, meanwhile, show that by the end of May 2021, there were 38.9 percent fewer small businesses open nationwide than at the outset of 2020.
Small business forms the US economy’s backbone, accounting for more than 99 percent of all business entities, and before 2020, around half of growth domestic product and jobs.
And these businesses bore the brunt of lockdowns. The Alignable report found that 37 percent of small businesses couldn’t pay their rent in full and on time. Millions of small-business owners have six-to-seven-figure debt liability, much of it personally guaranteed….”
Small business forms the US economy’s backbone,
I’m all for small businesses and fully understand how much big business uses government to hurt them and put them at an unfair disadvantage. But people stop acting like big business isn’t the actual backbone of the economy? Big Business is important too.
A business which can’t pay the rent and a living wage while being locked down should not exist
Some german artists rappelled down the largest bridge in bucharest and painted weird shit
Also there is absolutely no need for rappel to have double p.
Take it up with the French.
I did not realize they are your boss. I will escalate.
ZAHIA – Collection Couture Automne-Hiver 2012-2013 (HD Official)
slightly more nsfw in the beginning than usual model youtube
Black cop in Minneapolis sues because his black boss demoted him
good graft if you can get it
Green Bay is in the middle of hiring a new Police Chief. There are 4 finalists. 2 from Green Bay, 1 from Milwaukee and 1 from…Portland, OR. Fucksake. Good thing I don’t spend as much time there as I used to.
Here’s one of the dumbest things you can read today.
“It’s not possible to blame these things on ‘climate change’, but watch as I blame these things on ‘climate change’!”
That is why attribution science exists
Can somebody explain how the level of the Atlantic Ocean can increase by a foot on a localized basis?
Or is this really “the land level in the Miami area has sunk by a foot since 1900”?
We haven’t had the technological ability to measure this reliably since about the 1980s. Any claims about changes in elevation or sea level dating back to before the development of satellite-based geodesy are inherently suspect. They were good enough for surveying but that’s not the same thing as global accuracy.
Yes. They measure when high tide and then use low tide as the baseline. See it rose!
It’s called erosion. I’m not surprised you haven’t heard of it. It’s this new thing caused by Climate Change.
The land can subside for many reasons. Groundwater pumping can cause subsidence. The continent is also still recovering from the weight of all the ice that used to sit on Canada.
Forbulge collapse is one of the larger causes of ground movement in the United States. Many places in the Eastern U.S. have been sinking for thousands of years and will continue to sink for thousands more. In fact, new estimates say land around the Chesapeake Bay will sink as much as half a foot over the next 100 years because of the forebulge collapse.
New German ID Cards: More control, less freedom?
Very soon, digital fingerprinting will be mandatory in German ID cards. The question is: Will it make the cards more secure? Or is it an invasive threat to our freedom?
Isn’t proving “no two people have identical prints” impossible?
Practically speaking, yes. But that’s still confusing the map and the terrain. A fingerprint is assessed for evidentiary purposes against limited-resolution imperfect copies, whether they be stored in ink or RAM. It’s almost certainly the case that no two people in real life have physically identical prints, but that doesn’t mean their prints are guaranteed to be distinguishable by humans or computers.
Not much of a threat to *my* freedom, and I wasn’t under the impression
that the Germans had much freedom to be threatened.
I think the rubicon is crossed with mandatory ID in the first place.
Putting biometrics on it isn’t much more intrusive than it is already.
Happy Birthday Banjos!
PA State Senator buries relative “killed by gun violence”, and the usual suspects call for “gun safety laws”
Lennora Mahmoud quietly bent over in the midafternoon heat, gingerly grabbed two fistfuls of earth, and sprinkled them over the ground where a bouquet of red roses lay and her 21-year-old son, Salahaldin, had just been laid to rest.
His body was buried in Upper Darby by family and friends — scores of them — who took turns shoveling dirt onto the grave while mourning Mahmoud, one of two young men fatally shot during a July 4 cookout in West Philadelphia.
Among those mourning Mahmoud was Sharif Street, the state senator who hours earlier on Tuesday stood with other lawmakers in the shadow of City Hall in what’s become a familiar scene: public officials and community advocates standing together after tragedy and calling for stronger gun-safety laws.
This time, tragedy hit Street’s own family. Mahmoud, who was starting his own business and was described as “always smiling,” was the cousin of Street’s wife, April. The couple said Mahmoud was like a nephew to them.
It took three people to write that?
Grifting is tough work.
I understand that his mother is scared, but we need to focus on the guys who were making trouble in that neighborhood.
shot during a July 4 cookout in West Philadelphia
A tragedy, admittedly. But, a tragedy of “gun safety laws”? Almost certainly not. Unless West Philadelphia has seen some sort of renaissance since I left the Philadelphia area, it’s a ghetto. The people killing other young men in these neighborhoods aren’t otherwise responsible, law-abiding types. As a result, more draconian gun laws very likely would have had no effect on whether Mahmoud got killed. It only would have made life miserable for responsible, law-abiding gun owners.
Philadelphia is a shithole.
This youtube channel uploads a daily clip of Kensington Ave, chronicling the absolute shittyness of the city.
Carla Sands joins PA Senate Race
Carla Sands, the former U.S. ambassador to Denmark, launched a campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, with an opening video emphasizing her “Christian values” and ties to former President Donald Trump.
“The radical left isn’t looking out for you,” Sands says in the video. “Every child should have access to an outstanding education. That’s why I will stand up to woke culture, censorship, and critical race theory.”
While Sands until recently lived in one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhoods, the video points to her childhood in Cumberland County, near Harrisburg, and depicts her amid sweeping farmland as she stresses her support for farmers and Pennsylvania’s energy economy.
“This is where Carla grew up and helped raise her brothers and sisters to have the Christian values and the servant’s heart her parents instilled in her,” a narrator says. The video prominently includes photos of her with Trump in the Oval Office and concludes with a vow to “put Pennsylvania first.”
One of Amanda Montell’s main concerns in her new book is how capitalism has made people uniquely susceptible to cults and cultish organizations.
What is strange is for such and old publication they only seem to get 2 retweets and 3 likes for each thing they post
Nashua, NH women deny affiliation with Proud Boys
Two Nashua women who are considering running for the school board said they have been wrongly accused of a connection to the political far right, after a photo circulated on social media of them in a group of parents that included a man in a Proud Boys T-shirt.
Allison Dyer and Alicia Houston said Tuesday they are not affiliated in any way with the neo-fascist group, and that the man “photobombed” them.
State Rep. Debra Stevens, D-Nashua, shared the image several times on social media, condemning Houston and Dyer for “hateful and destructive” values.
Why do I suspect that ‘Proud Boys Tee-Shirt’ means, ‘Vaguely Patriotic Tee-Shirt’
*Looks at article*
I hate being right about these things.
It’s YELLOW! YELLOW!
Yeah, I suspect this is a set-up.
The only one in a mask…hmmmm…
Yeah…its a yellow shirt. The connection comes from the hand gesture. I am going with DEG…setup
You mean Orange Man Bad being gone doesn’t fix everything?
President Joe Biden routinely praises his Canadian counterpart in the warmest manner, as American chief executives – with one recent exception – have done for decades. And U.S. officials go out of their way to stress the shared vision that unites the two trading partners.
But less has changed in the U.S.-Canada trade relationship than some expected when Biden defeated former president Donald Trump, promising an end to his abrasive “America First” policies and celebrating the virtues of alliances.
Almost six months into the Biden administration, the United States and Canada are at odds over a range of trade policies, undermining the harmonious message both sides stress in public.
He warmly praises his Canadian counterpart, but the first thing he did was to cancel a major pipeline project. I’m not so sure about that “shared vision” thing.
” promising an end to his abrasive “America First” policies and celebrating the virtues of alliances”
You know who else had an America first attitude and was suspicious of alliances
“Veterans demand Joe Biden take action for Afghan allies.”
Yes, but ignore the Swiss Servators, and Ozzy’s and other glib vets who are adamantly against it. Stay evil Fox.
We aren’t proper veterans.
Is it just me or are recent events more derpily depressing than usual…?
Muh country – seriously, WTF?
Oddly the liberty movement is replete with people who are willing to do the demoralizing for their enemies.
It helps to limit news intake even from friendly sources. They always have to be on the next story and bad news sells.
It helps to limit news intake even from friendly sources. They always have to be on the next story and bad news sells.
If some of those friendly sources weren’t celebrating or excusing the bad news, it might help.
It is just you. You were too optimistic in your youth.
It’s not just you.
If you were given $10,000 cash on the condition that it could only be spent on fun stuff AND you had to spend it all in the next 24 hours, what would you spend it on?
this posted before I wanted it to goddamnit
whiskey and wine are fun the money would be gone in one hour.
then again I could have left it as it was for comic effect
Yup. A kick-ass computer and accessories.
A jet ski
Guns and ammo
Is it cash, untraceable cash?
3 pounds of really good weed. Split that into 1360 gram portions and sling those at $25 each. That $10,000 turns into $34,000.
On budget, even.
I could use a new ATV.
A few cases of ammo, a new guitar, two new computer monitors, and some custom-made sex stuff.
I have fun building stuff out of it, and it’s fucking absurdly expensive right now.
“Trump to sue Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: report
Former President Donald Trump, who was kicked off Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms earlier this year, will reportedly announce class-action lawsuits Wednesday against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Trump is expected to announced the news at an 11 a.m. ET press conference, Axios reported.
The legal effort will be supported by the America First Policy Institute, a nonprofit formed earlier this year by alumni of the Trump administration…”
“CNN just aired a lengthy report from Elle Reeve (@elspethreeve) that mocked parents protesting Critical Race Theory, saying they’ve been indoctrinated by Fox News “propaganda.” Note the tone she uses w/ parents vs. CRT teachers.”
Fun fact: when Elspeth Reeve was young and worked for the New Republic 15 years ago, she got them to hire her husband, then in the army, to write an “Iraq diary” under a pseudonym. He, of course, made up a bunch of ridiculously over-the-top stuff, and if I’m not mistaken the entire affair got Franklin Foer fired as editor of TNR.
If you’re as ugly as Elspeth Reeve, you’ve got to lie a little to get ahead in this world.
Leftist robots reading talking points: Nobody is teaching critical race theory to kids. It’s an obscure graduate school thing.
National Education Association: Don’t you dare take critical race theory away from public schools.
“@JoyAnnReid: “It looks like Mussolini’s Italy, the brown shirts, the violence against our Capitol, the attempts to overthrow the government, the centering of white citizens””
Calling everyone Hitler didn’t work, let’s try Mussolini.
All these references to terrible people and everyone under 30 is thinking…who?
I’m sad that I’m no longer under 30
It is more difficult to chalk a number on the ceiling than on the floor.
That dipshit doesn’t have a clue about Mussolini beyond what she’s been told to say.
The less anyone knows, the better the effect of the accusation. It is not meant to inform or to critique, only to dismiss. Tomorrow, it will be a different accusation, and the fact that the accusations taken together are inconsistent, incoherent, or self-defeating is irrelevant.
She got her monsters mixed up. Hitler’s guys wore brown shirts, and Mussolini’s wore black.
It looks like Mussolini’s Italy, the brown shirts…
Brown shirts? Mussolini’s Italy? Let me guess…they proceeded to bomb Pearl Harbor?
Black shirts would be too close to Antifa’s fashion. Might cause people to question what’s under the label.
Mussolini’s followers were blackshirts, not brownshirts. It was Germany where the fascists wore brown and the commies wore black.
Mussolini’s “March on Rome” involved no violence against the Capitol. It was a show of force only, not an actual attack on the government. Although, given the constant street clashes between the blackshirts and the commies and anarchists, I’m sure there was some violence.
Mussolini did not overthrow the government, he took it over.
Mussolini’s politics did have a racial component, but its probably nearly word for word something the critical race theorists would nod in agreement with. The world is made up of struggle between the races, but his view of race was oddly cultural, not genetic.
She managed to get three, maybe three and a half, out of four things wrong.
Doesn’t matter if wrong because she knows it will be folded into a narrative and spread wide.
I’m willing to wager that she has no idea that Mussolini was a committed socialist.
I have only fallen for one sucker bet in my life. Nice try chip..nice try.
Switzerland is shutting down all three of its nuclear power plants, which provide a third of its energy generation.
There are no plans to replace them with renewable energy because their political system has too many veto points to build anything.
If I was living in rural Switzerland I would not want fucking windmills in my view tbh
So we’re getting rid of a zero emission power source to replace it with what exactly?
At their rate of wanting the human population to be living in caves, candles will be banned also — too much toxic chemicals and it could lead to eating meat…
Eating meat. Donner party style.
Candles emit CO2 when they burn. Verboten, kameraden.
Not more than 6 months ago my thought was they wanted a new Dark Ages. Now I am leaning more to a Year Zero and a renewal and rebirth of humanity in their god’s image.
My guess is probably coal or natural gas. The only difference is that it will be generated elsewhere and sold to the Swiss. That said, the French may have some capacity to spare.
Natgas from Russia.
Just like Germany.
Just in case an Icon Bronco wasn’t expensive enough.
Coyote-Engined 1979 Ford Bronco Sells for $213,000
I love it, but not at this price.
Anything other than absolute allegiance will not be tolerated.
Biden has lost his patience with the ‘negative’ press corps before six-month mark
Alternatively, we have plant this particular story to help our credibility which recent surveys have shown to be abysmally low.
Yes the handlers’ tactics of having him shout down and claim those are ‘negative questions’ is odd. I am assuming because there are other media members that are not from their approved lists present asking questions from a predetermined pool.
“Okay Mr. President. We have written all the answers to the questions you’ll be fielding on these note cards. If someone asks a question that is not on a note card, or you can’t find the right note card, just start yelling.”
Probably word for word.
Demented man lashes out at people. Not really news.
Maybe. I think he believes he is Obama Reborn and is wondering why some news agencies are asking all these questions about policy, administration goals, etc and not just stick to his dogs, ice cream and how pretty Jill is.
Just in case an Icon Bronco wasn’t expensive enough.
Coyote-Engined 1979 Ford Bronco Sells for $213,000
I love it, but not at this price.
Two hunnert grand, for a Bronco II?
Who’d a thunk it?
*If I were going to educate myself on the intricacies of a “modern” engine, it would definitely be the DOHC Ford, and not the GM LS. Pushrods? In the 21st century? C’mon, man.
Those pushrods make for a more compact engine however.
Naturally GM, though pushed to do so thanks to the green lobby, managed to screw up the LS with cylinder deactivation.
Can the cylinder deactivation be deactivated?
With some aftermarket parts. Yes. If I recall the cam has to come out however to install them.
You also need to reflash the ECM which in CARB states can sometimes be problematic.
I think I remember reading about a software only solution. It will stop the deactivation and lower your chance of issues, but the failure prone parts remain in the motor and still can shit the bed.
Those pushrods make for a more compact engine however.
Lower CG, too. But- high revving howl!
I watched the Tomorrow War. I wouldn’t say it was Independence Day level fun but still fun.
Some info, not really big spoilers: Devoid of most politics except a small portion and even then, no mention of cause. There was a moment about noncommittal government figures and then when things go right it was their plan all along that was nice dig.
Like many type-cast actors, seeing Chris Pratt as something other than a loveable goofball took a couple of minutes to get used to as I was expecting some snarky quip after he was told something. Also, since all the professional critics are shitting on it and the user scores are in the 80s/90s, I believe they put out a decent movie that was just fun to watch.
It was full of plot holes, and the showdown with the Final Boss was entirely predictable.
SamKaren from Manassas, Va asks
Why isn’t mask wearing on the trains enforced? It’s a TSA mandate and every day I see more riders not wearing them on the trains and the conductors walking thru completely oblivious. It’s especially pervasive on the upper deck. Some may argue that masks are useless but that doesn’t matter when Fed & State law require it.