THU 30 NOV 1939
USSR invades Finland, which will receive not only American aid but British and French as well; the Finnish struggle (albeit against an initially inept Soviet invasion force) arouses the admiration of many (see 14 December).
Destroyer Reuben James (DD-245) is damaged by grounding, Lobos Cay, Cuba.
U.S. freighter Extavia, with cargo destined for Istanbul, Turkey, and the Piraeus, Greece, is detained at Gibraltar by British authorities.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Rams blow out Raiders, 52-0. St. Louis scores 38 in 1st half - more than team had scored in any full game all year. pic.twitter.com/qlSMhmhwUP— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 30, 2014
Next yr. for sure, baby!
Saturday, November 29, 2014
WED 29 NOV 1939
Submarine S 38 (SS-143) is damaged by explosion of after storage battery, Olongapo, P.I.; four sailors suffer injuries.
U.S. freighter Nishmaha is detained by French authorities at Marseilles; her cargo (cotton, paraffin and beef casings) is held pending the decision of the Contraband Committee in London (see 8 December).
U.S. freighter Extavia is detained at Gibraltar by British authorities (see 14 December).
German armored ship Admiral Graf Spee re-embarks from accompanying tanker Altmark all British merchant marine officers from the six ships that the "pocket battleship" has sunk up to that point. The officers are to be taken back to Germany; the crewmen remain imprisoned on board Altmark (see 16 February 1940).
Blame Canada indeed. Grow a sense of humour up there, hosers.
Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?But advocates for civil liberties want to give more breathing room to free speech and don’t think the question of whether a statement online qualifies as a threat should be ‘'in the eye or ear of the beholder,'’ the A.C.L.U. and other groups put in a brief they filed in the Elonis case. ‘'Words are slippery things, and one person’s opprobrium may be another’s threat.'’ In a case that worries free-speech activists, a teenager named Justin Carter got into a Facebook exchange and wrote, ‘'I think I’ma SHOOT UP A KINDERGARTEN.'’ After someone in Canada alerted the police, he spent months in a Texas jail for that comment and is still facing charges. ‘'I wasn’t trying to scare anyone, I was trying to be witty and sarcastic,'’ he wrote to the judge. ‘'I failed, and I was arrested.'’
If the SCOTUS decides threats don't count as free & unfettered speech, someone's going to pay. (Probably tax-payers, for a Federal Public Defender, but maybe more than one someone will pay in blood. Take that as you will, forces of repression.)
Friday, November 28, 2014
TUE 28 NOV 1939
USSR denounces its 1932 Non-Aggression Pact with Finland (see 30 November).
U.S. freighter Winston Salem is detained at Ramsgate, England, by British authorities (see 7 December).
Police, state troopers and National Guard outside theVia Alexis Zotos. Who re-Tweeted this:
#Ferguson Walmart. Customers curious if they're going to open.
Highlight of Galleria nonviolent action: two Macy's workers walked off the job and started leading chants. pic.twitter.com/tK7woKpBZB— Mike Kinman (@MKinman) November 28, 2014
We're going it one better & not producing anything beyond flatulence, shit & piss today. (And may not even bother to exit the bunker to check for mail.)
Thursday, November 27, 2014
MON 27 NOV 1939
U.S. freighter Effingham is detained at Ramsgate, England, by British authorities (see 7 December).
Freighter Azalea City is detained at London (see 11 December).
Freighter Excambion detained at Gibraltar by the British since 20 November, is released.
German armored ship Admiral Graf Spee refuels from tanker Altmark in South Atlantic (see 29 November).
Of course I'm not at all happy I had put up w/ shit from such for as many barely sufferable yrs. as I did. Thanks a lot, uncaring random universe.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
If you fit the bill,
2. Forward deployed assets, such as scouts, with binocular range finder and requisite equipment, and the right field experience.
Sons-a-bitches might be funny if they weren't armed (&, apparently, armored).
The killings are somewhat disproportionate: 27 badge-bearers "fatally wounded" in 2013. And how many of "us" did "they" shoot? No one can say, somehow. It is a mystery, even, but it is estimated "they" killed over a thousand of their fellow Americans.
So, upwards of 600 police killings a yr. may not be justifiable homicides. (Not that many of the 400 justifiables were justified in the eyes of decent people, of course.)[T]here is no reliable national data on how many people are shot by police officers each year. Federal officials allow the nation’s more than 17,000 law enforcement agencies to self-report officer shootings. That figure, Lowery reported, hovers around 400 “justifiable homicides” by law enforcement each year.
Several independent trackers, primarily journalists and academics who study criminal justice, insist the accurate number of people shot and killed by police officers each year is consistently upwards of 1,000 each year, Lowery reported.
The real threat to the system's enforcers is reactionary right-wing racists/sovereign citizens, but the police, frightened into pants-pissing incompetence & then murder by BLACK DEMONS™ & supporting drooling reaction (as they are wont) won't notice the actual enemy w/in & among them until they have been (Deservedly?) ambushed in the name of White Revolution.Meanwhile, the FBI has warned about “a growing domestic threat to law enforcement” coming from people who believe that state and federal governments operate illegally in the United States.
WEB OF EVIL, L.L.C. fully supports the police being the ones terrorized in police-terror situations.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
|Hong Kong/Some guy on Twitter|
New York police commissioner* William Bratton, the former LAPD chief*, was spattered with red paint during a protest over the grand jury announcement about the killing of unarmed suspect Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A suspect was arrested in the assault.
*The white power structure: Myth, legend, or commie propaganda?
So here are some images of pink clouds (NO!) allegedly from 31 August 2013 (but of course the batteries being low may have caused the Nikon to hallucinate the date).
Hey, got two from this one!
FREETOWN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims.
Residents said up to 15 corpses had been abandoned in the eastern town of Kenema, three of them at a hospital entrance to stop people entering. The head of the district Ebola Response Team, Abdul Wahab Wan, said the bodies included those of two babies.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Not over the iNternet, anyway.
|Sen. John Sidney McCain III & Sen. Lindsey Olin Graham.|
Why does McCain so hate America? It's allowed to him fail upward for his entire life; some (most, even) would be grateful, yet McCain's words & choices make "shithead" more than rhetoric. And if Sydney truly believes Lindsey is versed in anything beyond rabid aggression & diverting every tax-payer penny possible away from "those people" to the military-industrial-Congressional complex "moron" would not be rhetoric either.
But it's getting better, really.
The highest of quality mental health services I've received from the County of Los Angeles didn't do one damned thing to change this pig society of shit-consumption constructed by assholes & seemingly enjoyed by morons which drove this once-sane reporter mad. Even if one could get "help", there's no reason to seek it, is there? Medication only worsened Florida State shooter Myron May's condition:
According to May’s friends’ accounts in the Tampa Bay Times, law enforcement officials either ignored or laughed at May’s pleas for help in the months before he shot three people at FSU and was killed by police. Sessions with May’s psychologist also didn’t help; after a one-hour appointment, he was deemed fine and continued to receive the medication that caused his paranoia.Where is the malpractice suit/accessory charge for Mr. May's head-candler? He should've shot the shrink first.
Burn the whole state & every killer cop in it!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
THU 23 NOV 1939
U.S. freighter Express released from her detention at Malta on 21 November by British authorities, continues on her voyage to Greece, Turkey, and Rumania.
U.S. Consul at Gibraltar William E. Chapman declines to consent to execute agreement wherein the master of freighter Nishmaha (detained since 11 November) will agree to proceed via Barcelona, Spain, to Marseilles to unload cargo deemed contraband by the Gibraltar Contraband Control board (see 24 November). Secretary of State Hull subsequently (27 November) approves Consul Chapman's action with respect to U.S. merchantmen which left the U.S. with cargoes prior to the Neutrality Act of 4 November.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
WED 22 NOV 1939
Auxiliary Bear (AG-29) departs Boston, Massachusetts, as part of the U.S. Antarctic Service [Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN (Ret.)] to investigate and survey the land and sea areas of Antarctica (see 14 January 1940).
U.S. freighter Exmouth is detained at Gibraltar by British authorities (see 5 December).
Hmmmm ... not sure I want to compare ingredients. (Have to take another picture if I do ...) A couple of easy comparisons: Stouffer's version has parsley! And both claim their pasta to be freshly made, though furriners Stouffer's call it "fettucine," & Marie Con Agra likes to call it "pasta". Cultural difference here? Does the heartland think "fettucine" [sic] is pretentious coastal elite stuff (as well as difficult to pronounce)?
Here. I haven't the nerve to compare.
|Stouffer's has six mos. more shelf life.|
Later: Odd. Stouffer's goes w/ "fettuccini", Google suggested "fettuccine" (When it feels like suggesting. Doing evil or not doing anything, 24/7. Piece of shit.) & I missed a "c" either way.
Friday, November 21, 2014
As intriguing, though, is what didn’t change in human-friendly cats during those nine millennia. House cats still have the broadest hearing range among carnivores, which allows them to detect their prey’s movement. They also retain their night-vision abilities and the ability to digest high-protein, high-fat diets. This implies that, unlike those of dogs, their genes haven’t evolved to make cats dependent on humans for food.So it's pretty much yuck fou, ugly furless monkeys, eat that shitty industrial cat food yourselves!
Stepped into the hall (currently under gentrification; note hideous just-laid-down poly vinyl floor) turned to lock the bunker door & was confronted w/ the vision of a cat of the tuxedo persuasion consuming a mouse. It'd be a bit heavy-handed even in a Fellini movie, but it happened & I have pictures!
Other titles considered:
- "The Naked Lunch"
- "Today in Symbolism/Allegory"
- "Moment of
“Civil disobedience comes from the left,” he said. “They’re the ones that loot and shoot up and shoot up stores and do all kinds of things like that. If you look at the conservative gatherings, we even pick up our own trash.Thanks, Gohmert, you lying sack of uncollected conserva-trash.
TUE 21 NOV 1939
"Navicert" system is instituted by U.S. in an attempt to avoid incidents at sea. U.S. merchant ships are to obtain clearances for their cargoes (certificates of non-enemy origin for all items) prior to leaving port.
U.S. freighter Express detained by British authorities at Malta since 12 November, is released and allowed to proceed on her voyage after declaring the nature of her cargo (see 23 November).
Medical professionals and school staff missed multiple opportunities to help Adam Lanza with his severe emotional and psychiatric disorders before he burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, and shot dead 20 children and six educators, a Connecticut state review panel has concluded.Missed it by that much. Lanza didn't, however.
In grim detail, the report chronicles Lanza’s mental and physical deterioration in his late teens, noting that he lived in virtual isolation — except for email exchanges with a “micro society of mass murder enthusiasts” who gathered in cyberspace to discuss mass killings.Getting a little close to home there, give or take 45 yrs.
"Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms? Or are we a nation that values families, and works to keep them together?"Reality:
8-year-old Nadia Harriman and 14-year-old Nicholas Harriman were dead when police arrived on the scene.Scab of a nation, driven insane.
11-year-old Alexander Harriman and the mother of the children, 44-year-old Jeaninne LePage, were still alive, and rushed to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where they remain in critical condition.
Police say they believe LePage shot her children and then turned the gun on herself, using a pillow to muffle the sound of the shots.
Police found a revolver, believed to be the weapon used in the incident, in very close proximity to the mother.
Currier says LePage was an unemployed nurse who was having financial difficulties.
She was living in the home on Holly Park Drive with her children, her brother, his wife and their kids.
While authorities have not officially called this an attempted murder-suicide, Currier says LePage had confided in her a few months ago that if things got really bad, this is how she would end it.
Have a nice fucking wknd.
Plague outbreak in Madagascar
kills 40 people since late August,
UN health agency flags risk of a rapid spread of the disease in capital
Should've taken another 'lude & stayed in bed:
|Welcome to Kazakhstan.|
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Looks to us as if Reagan wanted the mental asylums emptied so Republicans could replace sane American citizens w/ paranoid Jesus loons, as reverse projected by Kris Kobach cretinous Xian & Kansas Secretary of State:
The enemy's w/in alright. Would all the money now pumped into the military-industrial-Congressional complex be enough to provide mental health care for 27% of the population of these United Snakes?
|"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"|
Nostalgia Corner: Remember when "lockdowns" only occurred in prisons? Now every place everywhere is a prison. You want to understand the militarized society, look at the view from my cell:
|Someone above me likes to heave things out the window.|
Those are tortillas, admittedly an improvement over the
cans & bottles that used to drop from the sky, but c'mon,
how could a jury convict me?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Probably so; you can't say he doesn't know the audience Tucker Carlson & his backers have gathered for their little operation from survivalist camps, gated enclaves, hick communities & snake-handling cults across this great nation. Lewis made a half-hearted attempt at pre-empting them,
Like Brooks, Kristof acknowledges the need for future generations to take personal responsibilitybut he was just waving something in front of a load of bullshit that could not wait to express itself.
as one part of this story.
This one isn't new but we don't really hear as much of it as we should. Bet Rand Paul kinda likes it.
What the author ALSO forgets is the lasting damage wrought by a vindictive federal government on the south and those states which seceded. If we are going to blame the plight of blacks in the south on slavery lets fill in all of the factors in that formula!Of course, you know who's doing the real whining & excuse-mongering. (Hint: Not those still bitching about Reconstruction 140 yrs. later.):
Obama is a liar as we all know, and his "hurt" is fake as his ties to slavery--and are non existent--unless of course he wants to admit he is Frank Marshall Davis's son.And what to do about it!
I have no guilt about something I had anything to do with, nor something that no one in my entire family ever had to do with. I am beyond sick of hearing excuses from blacks because they are abject failures at life.
It's time to separate them from modern civilization and reintegrate them back into an environment where they can be happy and function at their level. It's called the back to Africa idea that has been tried before and must be completed now.
P.S.: Did you know? Racism in America stopped the very day the slaves were freed.
P.P.S.: Sorry about your faith in humanity. One less illusion to bear, really.
- Republican support grew deeper in 2014, not broader. For example, new Texas Governor Greg Abbott won a whopping victory in the Republic of Baptistan. That’s great, but that’s a race no one ever thought would be competitive and hardly anyone showed up to vote in. Texas not only had the lowest voter turnout in the country (less than 30%), a position it has consistently held across decades, but that electorate is more militantly out of step with every national trend then any other major Republican bloc. Texas now holds a tenth of the GOP majority in the House.Heh in-fucking-deed. Remember, typed by a Texan. (Who apparently had to move to Chicago for work. Bitter, pal? Bitterly cold up there, innit?) Just can't wait for the miracle industries of fracking & elderly care to fall apart.
- Keep an eye on oil prices. Texas, which is at the core of GOP dysfunction, is a petro-state with an economy roughly as diverse and modern as Nigeria, Iran or Venezuela. It was relatively untouched by the economic collapse because it is relatively dislocated from the US economy in general. Watch what happens if the decline in oil prices lasts more than a year.
|Daily life in contemporary North America.|
I'll be out walking a deadline &/or writing an inane book that'll be bought in bulk & given away as an enticement for cretins to subscribe to right-wing disinformation sites; might a reader break the above stat down & determine the likelihood of a Yankee being plugged by a sworn ossifer of the law (as opposed to the typical American death by armed relative/friend) instead of having his head chopped off by D.J. Johnny Jihad?
This is an age built for Republican solutions. The global economy is undergoing a massive, accelerating transformation that promises massive new wealth and staggering challenges. We need heads-up, intelligent adaptations to capitalize on those challenges. Republicans, with their traditional leadership on commercial issues should be at the leading edge of planning to capitalize on this emerging environment.Ha ha, funny huh? "Traditional leadership on commercial issues" is esp. good; note that business becomes "commercial interests" as they realize business is a filthy (Literally: Have you "done your business"? Did you wipe?) word & reframe it. "Commerce" just sounds so much more Main Street-y, doesn't it?
Noting the details of Newspeak is fun (& were it not for digression nothing new would ever be conceived) but wandering to the point, the illustration here is that even a glibertarian tax-fearer spouting the greed agenda knows better than to swallow the codswallop.
Let this reporter know when a party official, office-holder or even a candidate or nominee of the Party of Lincoln (Hear that spinning sound?) makes any statement that reflects sanity, rationality, concern or even the vaguest connection to reality.
Many interesting (&
The fossils in the fossil-fuel industry are the last hold-outs. Come 2020, President Hillarity will have outlawed guns, banned cars & taxed the carbon-polluters out of existence by executive order, right?
Two yrs. of trial & tribulation, comrades, then the New Socialist Dawn!
|Nice Aryan-looking fellow.|
From the U.S. Marshals website: Daniel Hiers "is wanted for the gunshot murder of his wife, and the sexual molestation of a child. He is a former police officer with 11 years of experience and is proficient in police tactics and procedures."Really. Eleven yrs. on the job but not one of the thin blue line could spot him for a murdering pervert? Fire them all for incompetence & start over!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Then, finally, something I could
FRI 17 NOV 1939
U.S. freighter Black Gull is detained by British authorities.
U.S. freighter Nishmaha, detained at Gibraltar since 11 November, is given option of submitting to further detention or proceeding to Barcelona and thence to Marseilles to unload items seized by British authorities. Nishmaha's's master chooses the latter (see 23 November). On the same day the British allow Nishmaha to clear Gibraltar, however, they detain U.S. freighter Examiner and seize 11 bags of first-class mail (see 4 December). Freighter Black Condor, detained by the British at Weymouth, England, since 5 November, is released after part of her cargo and 126 bags of mail are seized.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
|Can't live w/ it, can't live w/o it.|
Actual point, if there is one, is that Kubernik was interviewed (And on the radio, yet. Ironic, or wut?) recently, saving us all the trouble of buying/reading the book.
Goobers by whom we have not been unamused, what w/ only listening to the radio when out & about & seldom leaving the bunker prior to mid-afternoon. What, NPR? Radio music? The bourgeois horror of NPR music? Buy an i(diot)Phone?
One more peripherally related to radio & music item for a trifecta of tedium. Wonder how much Brazilian bus magnate Zero F. would pay for the M. Bouffant collection?
THU 16 NOV 1939
U.S. freighter Lafcomo is detained by British authorities at Weymouth, England; freighter West Harshaw is detained by the British at Ramsgate.
German armored ship Admiral Graf Spee stops Dutch freighter Mapia in Indian Ocean but, since the latter is a neutral ship, permits her to proceed unharmed.
|Guess what it used to be.|
|Once Ohrbach's cheap dep't. store, now The Petersen Automotive Museum. Watch out for that asbestos!|
|Then it was a restaurant. The "A" from the County Health Dep't. wasn't enough.|
Saturday, November 15, 2014
WED 15 NOV 1939
Interior Department motorship North Star (U.S. Antarctic Service) departs Boston, Massachusetts for the south polar regions (see 12 January 1940).
German armored ship Admiral Graf Spee stops and sinks British tanker Africa Shell 160 miles northeast of Lourenco Marques, 24°45'S, 35°00'E; Japanese freighter Tihuku Maru happens upon the scene of the action but is unmolested.