Wicked Racial Profiling Trick

23 02 2017


2: Police pursuit after shots fired in Wentzville neighborhood

Because Wentzville has a mini-ghetto that’s a result of the GM plant, GM moving St. Louis manufacturing from north city to Wentzville all those years ago meant that many of its black workers transplanted then planted themselves there, my WRPT was triggered.

Just to be sure, I watched the video to confirm.

Fairness In Smoke

23 02 2017

Charleston, South Carolina

Remember when they told us that their only problem with the CBF was that it was being flown on public property or under public imprimatur?

So much for that.

The T in ATF

23 02 2017

Bristol, Virginia

Most people think of the F in ATF, not realizing that they have jurisdiction over T.  And, just like there are Operation Gunrunner (“Fast and Furious”) clusterfucks that grow out of F, there is now a similar T-related scandal.

And what set it all off?

The basics of cigarette smuggling are simple. Each state sets its tobacco taxes. Buying cigarettes in low-tax states, like Virginia, and secretly selling them in higher-tax states, like New York, generates large profits. More complicated schemes have shipped cigarettes to Indian reservations, where they are not taxed, then rerouted them for sale on the black market.

A.T.F. agents try to disrupt these networks. Often that means working with informants to buy and sell tobacco on the black market, much the way agents pose as drug dealers to investigate cartels.

This is why the NYPD was so interested in Eric Garner, and the very questionable accost of him in July 2014 caused his death.

Obvious solution?  Tobacco taxation should be an exclusively Federal power.  Just as I think income taxation should be an exclusively Federal power.

History Rhymes (Big Catfish Tales)

23 02 2017

Fairfield, Connecticut


She must be closely related to Jackie Coakley.

When pressed about inconsistencies in her original statement, Yovino admitted that she made up the rape allegations against the two football players in hopes of gaining sympathy from another man — a prospective boyfriend, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Police said Yovino told them on Oct. 15 at a hospital where they responded for a sexual assault complaint that she attended a Sacred Heart football club party the night before at a house on Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport.

Investigators said Yovino claimed two men pulled her into a bathroom in the basement of the house and held her down, taking turns sexually assaulting her, the Connecticut Post reports.

She forgot to include something about shattered glass all over the floor, that would have made her tall tale all the more believable.

The Sound of Exoplanet Music

22 02 2017

Pasadena, California

Seven terrestrials, including three in the Goldilocks Zone, around the star TRAPPIST-1.

The star itself is 39 ly away in Aquarius (“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…”), its mass is 0.08 x Sun, and its visual luminosity is 0.0004 x Sun.  Its apparent magnitude (18.8) is close to its absolute magnitude (18.4) because its 39 ly distance is close to the ten parsec (32.6 ly) standard for absolute magnitude.  Plain words, if you want to see TRAPPIST-1, you need a pretty big telescope, and then all you’ll see is a dot.


22 02 2017

New York

Remove it?


Remember, we’ve been instructed for years that that’s the raison d’etre of the Statue.

And also, if you’re going to remove the banner, then you might as well remove Emma Lazarus’s personal op-ed from the base.

Which would suit me just fine.

Otherwise, Holocaust, or something like that.

Hammers and Nails

21 02 2017

Northampton, Massachusetts

No cops giving out high fives at school, because students of color and illegal aliens.

This shows a school called Jackson Street.  Great Schools indicates it as being 62% white and 21% Hispanic, with only 4% black.  So I figure the big concern isn’t the “color” part in as much as it is the “illegal alien” part.  Though probably at least a majority of the Hispanics are Puerto Ricans, who are, thanks to our Navy’s continuing need for coal refueling stations, natural born citizens.