June 01, 2020

Kung Flu Falling

This from Willis Eschenbach:

Democrat-run cities lie in ruins, and nobody's talking about corona ... but the graphs go on at the link.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/daily-coronavirus-covid-19-data-graph-page/

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George Floyd; Porno Guy

Warner Todd Huston:
BREAKING: Minneapolis Suspect George Floyd Appeared in Porn Videos

A WORD FROM TIM:

Interesting! It suggests that 1.George Floyd may well have had some pre-existing conditions (as porn people are notoriously unhealthy) and 2.it suggests he was involved in the underbellly/

underworld and may have been targeted by the cop. Since the two knew each-other, and worked in the same bar, I am of a mind that Floyd may have been hit as part of an organized crime murder. While he was not killed by the direct actions of the police (not strangulation or suffocation) he was clearly killed by the effects of that arrest. No evidence, but the more I learn the more I get the feeling George Floyd was into some heavy stuff.

It IS pertinent. And for all those who say "so" on this, details go to make up such a case. You don't know what is relevant until you assemble them all together.

Being a porno guy doesn't mean you deserve this. But it does mean we have a lot of balls in the air with this case.

He was being arrested for passing counterfeit currency, which bolsters the notion that he was involved in more than meets the eye.



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Riots Planned for Anchorage

Timothy Birdnow

Anchorage, that heavily black city full of racist cops, isthe next place where Antifa thugs protesters plan to riot picket.

With a black population of 16,226 blacks make up 3.6% of the total population of one of Alaska's largest cities.

It is doubtful there is a major problem with police brutality there; too cold for all that fighting and bickering.

These riots are clearly another attempt to Get Orange Man and put a Democrat back in power. 

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Protesters Run Over by Truck

Timothy Birdnow

To illustrate how topsy-turvy our world has become, a truck driver drove into a crown of protesters walking along I-35 in Minnesota.

Why is this disturbing? Well, these protesters had no legal right to be on an interstate highway. But the Minnesota Department of Public Security had this to say:

"Very disturbing actions by a truck driver on I-35W, inciting a crowd of peaceful demonstrators,"

Sorry, but demonstrators have no legal right to break any laws, which this group was doing.

It was unclear why the trucker drove into the crowd, but it was clear the run-over pedestrians (who were there illegally) swarmed the vehicle, pulled the driver out, and beat hell out of him.

But they are the victims, yessirreee!

Oh, I'm not saying you should run over people you disagree with, but I am saying the law is supposed to be enforced and these people took their chances hoofing it on the interstate - and probably blocking lanes. They have every right to protest - as long as they obey the law. This was a violation of the law, and the Police are apparently excusing it. And of course the media is making the protesters the victims yet again.

That law is there to protect people. These protesters took it upon themselves to violate that law, precisely to snarl traffic and attract more attention. If you dance you gotta pay the piper.

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Giuliani Calls for Resignations

Timothy Birdnow

You gotta love Rudy Giuliani!

Rudy Giuliani calls for Reksignations of Mayor of Minneapolis and Governor or Minnesota

A normal person would step down after a thing like this. But Democrats just aren't normal.

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May 31, 2020

The Killer Covid Closure

Timothy Birdnow

And we have not yet begun to see the economic effects of this. There will be a wave of bankruptcies mid summer as the businesses that were shut down fail to dig out of the hole they are in. Whole countries will go bankrupt. So too may several states (like California or Illinois.) This is just the beginning.

The Covid 19 Shutdown Will Cost Americans Millions of Years of Life

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The Problem We are Trying to Fix does not Exist in the Form People Think

Tim McNabb

Some of you may know, but I am a security officer under contract to the Federal Government. I protect the people who work on and come to Federal property in and around St. Louis.

Last night, a guard doing the exact same job I do was murdered in a drive-by, and his colleague was hurt.

I fully support peaceful protests, but those of you who are justifying the lawlessness for reasons such as "well, kneeling during the national anthem didn't help" are making a terrible mistake.

First Heather McDonald has done some extensive research and wrote both articles and books pointing out that law enforcement engages with various demographic groups pretty much in proportion to their criminal activity. Doing my own research, I find this to be the case.

Therefore, we are trying to solve a problem that does not exist - systemic bias just isn't there in the data that I am seeing.

The result then is that we will NEVER "solve" this problem unless you want to stop fighting crime, because the problem we are trying to fix does not exist in the form people think it is.

Veterans are 1.4 times as likely to get hurt or killed by the cops, but nobody thinks that Vets are being singled out. It's probably because we are combative assholes.

From what I can tell, there is no statistical evidence that anyone is being picked on by cops that cannot be explained by criminal conduct.

Now, how to help communities break these cycles is a great place to focus our attention.

Federal Officer Killed Guarding Courthouse Near Protest

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Wind Power Canceled: Germany in Economic Trouble

This from Sherri Lange

Germany has fallen.
Just in case anyone is wondering:
- Germany has invested heavily in Industrial wind turbines. All of those contracts will be canceled
- German banks are on the verge of collapse due to investment in Green energy
- German "loans" to other countries in EU will not be paid back.

Germany's Push for Wind Power Encounters Resistance

See also Germany is on the verge of Economic Collapse 2020

According to the economists, the German economy is collapsing and the current instability could lead to the eurorozone collapse.

The GDP has contracted and this has raised a concern among many economists because the country might be headed to an economic disaster. The fate of the German automobile industry remains unknown and if the trend continues, the whole auto industry will be crippled to an extent where it will be impossible to reverse the situation.
The demographic changes in Germany might deny the country a significant amount of manpower and this will just add more problems to the economy. We have too many immigrants who are using a lot of resources without any input to the economy. The country also has a large number of elderly people compared to the young energetic segment of the population who can provide labor to the economy.

Right now the European union has a lot of challenges especially after the exit of Britain from the union and this is threatening the German manufacturing sector whose main market is the members of the European union. There have been many economic challenges and low interest rates introduced by the European central banks have not solved the financial problems. The UK was a very key pillar in the EU and their exit has raised the anti-European union sentiment and this raises the risk that more members will withdraw themselves and this can crumble the EU where Germany has a very big market. This is a big threat to the stability of the German economy and as per now many companies have a pessimistic outlook on the economy. This raises the chances of a economic collapse for the first time since 2013 because we have more indicators suggesting that there might be an economic meltdown in Germany.


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Norway Lockdown Not Needed

Timothy Birdnow

Well, well, well...

Norway is now admitting the lockdown was a bad idea:

Norway Health Chief: Lockdown was not Needed to Tame COVID

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Cop Attacked in L.A.

Timothy Birdnow

Who could have seen coming? Anyone?

Violent Mob Attacks Police Officer in Los Angeles

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Minnesota Governor FINALLY Calls Out National Guard

Timothy Birdnow

Isn't it interesting that they have let this thing grow out of hand right after Biden dined on his loafers, saying if you don't vote for him you aren't authentically black. Major racial mistake now covered by race rioiting. If the Governor had acted immediately this would have not burned so hot.

Minnesota Governor authorizes 'full mobilization' of state's National Guard, says protests no longer about death of George Floyd

MinnesotaGov. Tim Walz announcedSaturday he has authorized "full mobilization" of the state's National Guard - something that has neverbeen done in the 164-year history of the Minnesota National Guard.

Walz, who has been hammered by residents, critics and the press for his response to the crisis in his state, pushed back on the idea that the protests, which have turned increasingly violent, now have anything to do with George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis killed while in police custody.

"The tactics and the approachthat we have taken have evolved and need to evolvethe same way, with a sensitivityto the legitimaterage and anger that came after what the world witnessed in the murder of George Floyd and was manifested in a very healthy gathering of community to memorialize that Tuesday night, which was still present to a certain degree on Wednesday," he said, adding, "By Thursday it was nearly gone and last night is a mockery of pretending this is about George Floyd's death or inequities or historical traumas to our communities of color."

The man is a fool; this was NEVER about George Floyd. It was revolution to some, robbery to others. I think he knew that.

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Trump to Declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization

Anthony Watts forwards this:

Hopefully now they'll have the will to arrest Soros.

Antifa to be Designated as a Terrorist Organization, Trump Says

Trump tweeted on Sunday:

The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020



A word from Tim:

Soros spent $33 million to gin up the Ferguson riots. Ferguson was a beautiful city with stately Victorian homes, a kind of college town as it was close to the University of Missouri St. Louis. It was up and coming, being renovated. That is over now thanks to the riots and the media's insistent portrayal of Ferguson as an impoverished hellhole (it wasn't even close). Soros did that. He ought to have to give restitution to the city and her residents.

I was there; I saw the rioters first hand. Most were from outside of the area, clearly bused in to cause trouble. It was an act of terrorism. Of course, the mayor of Ferguson, the STL County Executive, and the Governor were all Democrats and refused to take any action.

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Cop who killed George Floyd knew, worked with him

Dana Mathewson

They both worked security for the same restaurant for a long time. The former owner of the restaurant says she can't be certain they were actually acquainted with each other.

I'd also hazard a guess that the cop has long-term anger management issues.

A white Minneapolis police officer and the black man he's charged with killing both worked as security guards at the same Latin nightclub as recently as last year, but its former owner says she's not sure if they knew each other.

What she is certain of is how aggressive Officer Derek Chauvin became when the club hosted events that drew a mainly black clientele, responding to fights by taking out his mace and spraying the crowd, a tactic she told him was unjustified "overkill."

"He would mace everyone instead of apprehending the people who were fighting," said Maya Santamaria, former owner of El Nuevo Rodeo club in Minneapolis. "He would call backup. The next thing you would know, there would five or six squad cars."

Chauvin became the focus of outrage and four days of street protests across the nation this week after he was seen on cellphone video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for more than eight minutes during his arrest on suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill. Floyd died in custody and Chauvin was fired Tuesday and arrested Friday on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter. The three other officers who took part in the arrest were also fired, and they remain under investigation.

While Chauvin's off-duty job at the El Nuevo Rodeo club stretched over 17 years until a few months ago, Floyd only started working there recently as a bouncer and only worked about a dozen events put on by "African American promoters."

Santamaria, who sold the venue within the past two months, said she doesn't believe the two men knew each other prior to their fateful encounter Monday night. If Chauvin had recognized Floyd, she said, "he might have given him a little more mercy."

She said Chauvin got along well with the club's Latino regulars, but his tactics toward unruly customers on what she referred to as "African American" nights led her to speak to him about it.

"I told him I thought this is unnecessary to be pepper-sprayed. The knee-jerk reaction of being afraid, it seemed overkill," Santamaria said. "It was a concern and I did voice my opinion, but police officers have a way of justifying what they do." [emphasis added]

I said something about "anger management issues." Perhaps it wasn't that; perhaps he exhibited a lack of bravery. At any rate, some people should be cops and some shouldn't. I believe Chauvin falls into the latter category. Let me know what you think.

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May 30, 2020

George Floyd did not Die of Strangulation or Suffocation

Timothy Birdnow

Preliminary findings from the medical examiner in the George Floyd murder investigation do not show that Mr. Floyd was killed by strangulation of suffocation.

From Powerline:

Today we got the first information from Hennepin County’s Medical Examiner, in an attachment to the criminal complaint against officer Derek Chauvin:

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted Mr. Floyd’s autopsy on May 26, 2020. The full report of the ME is pending but the ME has made the following preliminary findings. The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.

Emphasis added. Further, the complaint’s Statement of Probable Cause recites that Floyd complained of being unable to breathe well before Officer Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s neck:

While standing outside the car, Mr. Floyd began saying and repeating that he could not breathe.

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Money Talks

Timothy Birdnow

Too much money flows to Democratic lawmakers and Progressive causes from PP. They could set up gas chambers for Jews and the dooors would stay open.

Planned Parenthood can keep it's License Despite Injuring Dozens of Women

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Was the Floyd Murder a Mob Hit?

Timothy Birdnow

Vedddy Eeenterestink!

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Dereck Chauvin Arrested, Charged with Murder in George Floyd's Death: Updates

Floyd and Chauvin knew each other before the fatal encounter - they worked together at a bar, a city official and a bar owner said.

"Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins told CNN and MSNBC that Floyd and Chauvin were long-time co-workers who worked security at the same bar, El Nuevo Rodeo."

Sooo....

The killer cop and the murdered victim knew each-other from outside of their, uh, "professional" relationship. The plot thickens!

St. Paul was once the center of organized crime. There was never any mob violence there because the gangsters didn't defecate where they ate. But Minneapolis was another matter.

Was this a mob hit?

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Hillary and Followers Pose a Greater Danger to Black People than the Klan, Van Jones Says

Timothy Birdnow

A stopped clock is right twice a day, the saying goes. Van Jones may be a communist idiot but he's right in that regard. The self-satisfied white liberal is the enemy of all Mankind!

Van Jones: A "White Liberal Hillary Clinton Supporter" Poses a Greater Threat to Black Americans than the KKK

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Shoot the White Folks!

Selwyn Duke

In reality, police are more likely to kill white than black suspects, studies show.

Minneapolis Burning: Rioters Shout "Shoot the White Folks"

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Who Was That Masked Man?

Timothy Birdnow

Jacob Frey, feckless fool of a Mayor in Minneapolis, is issuing MASKS to rioters This after saying it was unacceptable for Churches to reopen because of the dangers of the Kung Flu.

From the Fox article:

The comments Frey made came Monday on "CNN Newsroom" as the mayor discussed Gov. Tim Walz's plan to allow the limited reopening of churches amid the coronavirus pandemic with host John King. Frey alluded to King that he may flout the governor's guidance -- which would allow churches to operate at 25 percent capacity with no more than 250 people whether indoors or outdoors -- because he said it may put the people of his city in danger.

"I support our governor, I think he's doing a tremendous job and he's looking out for the entire state of Minnesota, whereas I'm looking out for the unique characteristics associated with the city of Minneapolis," Frey said. "Moving up to 25 percent capacity and up to 250 people in places of worship isa recipe in Minneapolis for a public health disaster."

He continued: "That is not the route that we can or should be going on right now. We are considering some form of an emergency regulation ourselves to prevent that number of people gathering in one place."

The Monday comments from Frey underscore how quickly things have changed in Minneapolis.Instead of worrying about keeping worshipers out of their churches or mosques or synagogues, Minneapolis has been unable keep looters out of its stores or its buildings from being burned. Police in riot gear have had debris hurled at them and rioters even took over and burned a police precinct.

Frey, in a plea for peace Thursday night, noted that his government was giving face masks to rioters in an effort to slow coronavirus spread.

"The City encourages everyone to exercise caution to stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19," a press release read."The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week."

Masks for rioters and looters?  Only a Democrat could come up with such a scheme! And only such would allow a police precinct to be taken and burned.

So people have the right to riot but not assemble peaceably?

So now the rioters have a way to hide their identity when they pillage and loot.

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Malice in the Palace

Allan MacRae observes:

I calculated deaths/

infections of ~0.5% about one month ago from random Covid-19 tests in Iceland. Close enough. Almost all deaths were the elderly and infirm.

Deaths would have been lower, except many states knowingly exposed their old folks to the virus and killed them off in droves. Attaboys to New York Governor Cuomo and others.

It IS clear that the lockdown of the young, healthy workforce worldwide was a huge, costly, destructive error – completely unnecessary – and I published that conclusion on 21Mar2020.

I said no general lockdown, but double-down on protecting the elderly – and they did the opposite! Imbeciles.

Some people are calling this Covid-19 fiasco a "Plandemic” – a deliberate scam. I’m not so sure.

"Never ascribe to malice what you can blame on the colossal stupidity of politicians and civil servants.”


A word from Tim:

I agree; this wasn't planned. But I think it provided a golden opportunity for many on the Left. And no doubt they had been thinking about doing this in the event of a pandemic in their think tanks and in the salons of the Ruling Class. When it came it offered them a great opportunity to try all this stuff. I would point out when this first started gearing up the media was saying "this may provide an opportunity for the Democrats" which speaks volumes.

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