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From the New York Times:

“Henry D. Allen Jr., president of the Colorado Springs chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., left, showed James Simmons, a fellow member, the site of the bombing on the side of the building.” Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times

Scorch Marks and Questions Linger After N.A.A.C.P. Bombing in Colorado
By JACK HEALY JAN. 8, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS — A shadow of char is the only remnant of an improvised bomb that exploded Tuesday outside the local offices of the N.A.A.C.P. here at the feet of the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, jolting the volunteers more accustomed to running membership drives and planning prayer breakfasts.

On Thursday, F.B.I. investigators continued trying to unravel the identity and motivation of whoever had set off the makeshift bomb Tuesday morning, a crime that authorities are investigating as a possible bias attack or case of domestic terrorism. …

The group has long been active in local civil-rights issues related to policing and education, and it held candlelit vigils for Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, both of them African-American teenagers who were shot dead by white men. …

Amy E. Sanders, an F.B.I. spokeswoman in Denver, said it was still unclear whether the N.A.A.C.P. had been targeted, and said the agency was investigating “all possibilities for motive.” Law enforcement officials have said they are looking for a “person of interest” they described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck, but have said nothing else about their search for a suspect.

The F.B.I. said the improvised explosive was detonated at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and had been placed next to a gasoline can, which did not ignite. No one was hurt, and the damage was limited to scorching on the outside of the building.

However, my commenter Babylonian Cultist alerted me that Jonathan Langdale pointed out to blogger John Cardillo that the scorch mark in the NYT’s photo (“a shadow of char”) was already there the last time Google Earth came through photographing the area. Cardillo wrote on Friday:

BREAKING: Did Google Earth Debunk The NAACP “Bombing?”
1/9/2015 1 Comment

… Sources inside Denver PD informed me that members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force were less than enthusiastic about handling the investigation, and that evidence was virtually non-existent.

My tweets were met with both approval and skepticism, with many not knowing what to believe.

Enter Google Earth, and some eagle eyed web sleuths.

Jonathan Langdale, (@jlangdale) web researcher and former USAF image analyst was the first to bring the Google Earth anomaly to my attention.

Google Earth indicates that the imagery of the building at 603 South El Paso Street, Colorado Springs, CO was last updated in September, 2014, a full four months before the alleged failed bombing.

A preliminary analysis of the Google Earth image side by side with the alleged damage seems to reveal similar scorching on the same area of the building months before the alleged hate crime.

Notice how the “crime scene” image has marks above the scorching consistent with the shape and height of the image on Google Earth.

I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.

Following Langdale’s and Cardillo’s suggestion, I looked it up on Google Earth, and sure enough, back when there were green leaves on the bushes, there was a black smudge in the same spot:

Screenshot 2015-01-10 02.14.54

This Google Earth photo is pointed almost 180 degrees opposite of the NYT photo above. In the center you can see “scorch marks” that were already there before winter arrived.

 
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  1. One of the pictures appears to have a large mildew stain. I do not think the Google Earth picture proves what they are claiming. Also, Chuck Johnson seemed to claim that the fact that the bombing was on the salon’s side proves that the NAACP was not the target. There does not seem to be a unified or probable logic to such speculations. I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.


    Wouldn't it be better to investigate with all skepticism rather than appearing to fall for yet another in a long string of hate crime hoaxes? Attacks by "violent white supremacists" are dwarfed by the number of fake hate crimes used to raise money for the SPLC , the ADL, and the NAACP.
    , @Lurker
    Isnt it odd that the scorch marks don't intrude onto the concrete at all?

    I too note the warm air vent. Perhaps water tends to collect on the concrete (we can see that happens) and the warm air on the wall gives the mildew the nice environment it needs. The concrete being too cold.
    , @Anonymous
    Haha, always on the lookout for the mythical violet white supremicist. The black one is always in your face.
    , @Father O'Hara
    You cant be stupid enough to think that this is real,can ye son?
  2. Need the publicity, do they?

  3. The dark stuff appears to be right under a dryer vent. Maybe lint caught fire and expelled soot out of the vent.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Yup.
  4. @Hippopotamusdrome
    The dark stuff appears to be right under a dryer vent. Maybe lint caught fire and expelled soot out of the vent.

    Yup.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    You don't suppose the alleged perp of the NCAA bombing could turn out to be another imaginary son that the President has had up until this point in time?

    Just how many imaginary sons does Obama have anyway? And why do they tend to turn up only when he says they do?

  5. The FBI has a generic white guy profile sketch of the suspect.

  6. Did you notice that George Zimmerman is once again a “white man?” Not even a white hispanic anymore.

  7. Haven Monahan strikes again!

  8. “Did you notice that George Zimmerman is once again a “white man?” Not even a white hispanic anymore.”

    The New York Times might as well go one step further and refer to George Zimmerman as a White German due to his last name.

    The New York Times can make up a fictional story that George Zimmerman got his very ethnic look because the Moors also conquered Germany.

  9. Did the Feds ever catch those “White supremacists” who burned down a Black church in Ferguson on the exact same day that Negroes rioted ? It had to be a fake hate crime hoax because the left wing progressive media quickly dropped that story like a sack of potatoes when they could not tie that crime to any specific group of Stale Pale Males.

  10. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Law enforcement officials have said they are looking for a “person of interest” they described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck, but have said nothing else about their search for a suspect.

    Paris gendarmes get to shoot it out with real Islamic terrorists and all the FBI have to show for themselves is a dragnet for Haven Monahan’s itinerant uncle.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Uh, they conquered Lichtenstein, to be precise.
    , @fish

    ....described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck,
     
    Correct me if I'm wrong but suspect descriptions just don't get any whiter than that!
  11. Curious that the “whitey’s racist!” crusaders have to scour the ends of the continent to find violent hate crimes… and, finding none, they resort to sad manufactured “hate crimes” featuring imaginary white perpetrators. Saddest of all is the “respectable” press eating it up like hate-starved beasts.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Charleston. What do you have to say for yourself now?
  12. The Black people’s grand jury indicts Officer Darren Wilson for first degree murder. Lucky for Darren, the Black people’s grand jury are just a bunch of clowns with no legal power. It was a fake fantasy trial.
    http://www.mintpressnews.com/black-peoples-grand-jury-indicts-darren-wilson-murder-michael-brown/200644/

  13. I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.

    We should never feel the need to make excuses for violent white supremacists.

    The last 50 years have done an admirable job of that already.

  14. @nooffensebut
    One of the pictures appears to have a large mildew stain. I do not think the Google Earth picture proves what they are claiming. Also, Chuck Johnson seemed to claim that the fact that the bombing was on the salon's side proves that the NAACP was not the target. There does not seem to be a unified or probable logic to such speculations. I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.

    I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.

    Wouldn’t it be better to investigate with all skepticism rather than appearing to fall for yet another in a long string of hate crime hoaxes? Attacks by “violent white supremacists” are dwarfed by the number of fake hate crimes used to raise money for the SPLC , the ADL, and the NAACP.

  15. One picture at John Cardillo’s blog shows a smaller and newer looking mark to the right of the one below the vent. It’s slightly brown in color as opposed to the one seen on Google Earth, and there are marks on the cement in front of it.

    Is this what they’re referring to as the bomb burns?

  16. I surmise it’s fund raising season for the NAACP?

  17. Matt Forney is on the run!

  18. Maybe real, maybe not. In either case: Let the looting commence!

    • Replies: @Billy Chav
    I hope they don't loot all the bleach or they'll never get the bombing site cleaned up.
  19. The dark stuff seems to be black mold, and not the result of fire.

    Most likely it comes from hot humid air coming out of the vent, that then condenses as it hits the colder outside wall. My guess is that they discovered the black stuff, and assumed it was sooth from an arson attack, not knowing about black mold.

    PS. @iSteve: You should check out the imageboards like 4chan and 8chan, as their world and your world are starting to cross each other, looking at how the Ben Garrison meme is posting on the linked blog.

  20. The media have been using the term “bombing” as though it’s an established fact. If it’s shown not to have been one the impression has been sent out already. They got their version out first. Debunking takes time and effort as in the Ederly fraud. Hoaxers, like arsonists, can set off multiple ones daily leaving debunkers exhausted having to chase each one down and spend time pouring water on it.

    • Replies: @WowJustWow
    Bill Maher already mentioned it in an impassioned rant. That can't be undone.
  21. @nooffensebut
    One of the pictures appears to have a large mildew stain. I do not think the Google Earth picture proves what they are claiming. Also, Chuck Johnson seemed to claim that the fact that the bombing was on the salon's side proves that the NAACP was not the target. There does not seem to be a unified or probable logic to such speculations. I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.

    Isnt it odd that the scorch marks don’t intrude onto the concrete at all?

    I too note the warm air vent. Perhaps water tends to collect on the concrete (we can see that happens) and the warm air on the wall gives the mildew the nice environment it needs. The concrete being too cold.

  22. A balding white man driving a pickup truck in Colorado. That sure narrows the list of potential suspects.

  23. I was listening to Minnesota Public Radio while driving into work this morning, and I heard them announce that the FBI had released a “composite sketch” of what a “possible suspect may look like.” All I could think was, is it a Black dude, then?

  24. I haven’t gone through the trouble yet of projecting out the exact dimensions of the “scorch” in both the Google Earth image and the more recent images, but the two seem by eye to match as precisely as the imagery would allow. The probability of that being explained by anything other than actual identity is of course infinitesimal.

    Given the provenance of the Google imagery, and the internal verification of its earlier date based on the foliage on display, I don’t see how one gets around the conclusion that this is a fraud.

  25. The chapter is in a residential neighborhood and a school is a couple of blocks away. Anybody else thinking it could have been kids with firecrackers?

  26. It’s fascinating how gang attacks on individual whites are immediately discounted as random by local police and the FBI’s name is never mentioned.

    Whereas in this case, a car backfire in the neighborhood is immediately called an “explosion”, is traced to a months-old mildew stain and several FBI agents are sent to investigate “possible hate crimes” (no doubt at the express command/authorization of Eric Holder).

    If there was an explosion, there would be damage and debris of some kind, even if it was only firecracker residue. If there is no followup in the press you know it was a hoax.

    I would love to read the FBI investigative report on this episode: “Technicians cordoned off the site and have gathered what appears to be residue of two (2) firecrackers. Agents are now cooperating with Colorado DOT to identify and interview all white males with light-colored pickup trucks.”

  27. Yes, this story seems suspicious and seems to be dying. Early this morning, Dec. 10th, the NYT had a piece on-line and stated that the device detonated adjacent to a barber shop that was next to the NAACP office. Now, six hours later, I can find no mention of the incident on the NYT web site.

    And the AP has published the news that the FBI released a sketch of the suspect and he is described only as “a bald white man with sunglasses,” none of the newspapers I’ve read on-line have published the sketch.

  28. I’ve always been surprised that this actual, bonafide white-on-black hate crime didn’t get more coverage. I don’t remember it getting any national media attention, and local media attention was pretty muted. Maybe due to the Iraq war sucking the oxygen out of the room?

  29. The vent above the “explosion mark” is from a black barbershop on the other side of the building from NAACP offices. Perhaps chemicals in the hair treatments are not only toxic but explosive when exposed to dryer heat? Whatever, the only thing we can be sure of is that White Privilege is implicated.

  30. I assume that any such acts are self-inflicted provocation until otherwise proven

  31. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    These memes spread very easily among the black community and are impossible to uproot because blacks tend to be paranoid. Blacks are insanely brutal, thoughtless, and violent to each other, and by the time they reach adulthood, many black kids will have paranoid personality disorder. But because it’s psychologically distressing for them to blame their nearest and dearest for abusing them, they apply what psychology calls a defense mechanism, in this case, displacement. They blame whitey for abusing them or for causing abuse by being hard on the black community; never mind that the majority of people living in large, inner-city ghettos will have very little contact of any sort with whites during the course of their lives. The latter thought is something blacks (and white liberals) refuse to ponder because it’s inconvenient.

    Low IQ tends to go hand-in-hand with low social IQ. A low social IQ means you’re clueless about how your behavior impacts other people. Take an entire community of people who are oblivious to how their behavior impacts each other and you will end up with a black ghetto with insanely high crime rates, assaults, shootings, child abuse, rapes, robberies, and all the other nastiness that one human being can dish out to another.

  32. A balding white attacker who hasn’t the sense to cover his head? Really?

  33. @Untermenschen
    Maybe real, maybe not. In either case: Let the looting commence!

    I hope they don’t loot all the bleach or they’ll never get the bombing site cleaned up.

  34. @Steve Sailer
    Yup.

    You don’t suppose the alleged perp of the NCAA bombing could turn out to be another imaginary son that the President has had up until this point in time?

    Just how many imaginary sons does Obama have anyway? And why do they tend to turn up only when he says they do?

  35. @Anonymous

    Law enforcement officials have said they are looking for a “person of interest” they described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck, but have said nothing else about their search for a suspect.
     
    Paris gendarmes get to shoot it out with real Islamic terrorists and all the FBI have to show for themselves is a dragnet for Haven Monahan's itinerant uncle.

    Uh, they conquered Lichtenstein, to be precise.

  36. Even if this proves to be a misunderstanding and/or a hoax, in any situation it’s never too early to jump to the conclusion that white men with normal sexuality are responsible for all the world’s problems.

  37. This is another story that makes no sense. What’s the purpose of the bomb?

    Presumably to cause the building to burn.

    So what’s the point of the bomb?

    Why not just pour/spray gasoline on the wall and light it up? And why do it at the wrong end of the building?

  38. “FBI investigates firecracker, possible vehicle backfire.”

  39. If you look carefully, you can see some broken glass.

  40. The scorch marks could also have been caused by burning chicken wings atop a small weber grill.

  41. Anybody here ever been to Colorado Springs ? Are there actual Black neighborhoods there ? Or is it like San Jose, California where you see Blacks but they don’t actually have their own neighborhoods because they are spread out thin throughout the entire city.

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    Anybody here ever been to Colorado Springs ? Are there actual Black neighborhoods there ? Or is it like San Jose, California where you see Blacks but they don’t actually have their own neighborhoods because they are spread out thin throughout the entire city.
     
    COS is mostly white, around 70-80%, with a substantial Hispanic population of around 15-20%. There are some blacks roughly 5%, but they are not very visible throughout the city. In fact, if you divided the city into four quadrants, three of the four are very white and fairly safe. Much of the crime in COS happens in that one southern quadrant, which is mostly Hispanic. COS does have a very high rate of rape, probably the highest among the Front Range cities save Pueblo, CO to the south, which is 40-50% Hispanic.

    The city, by the way, subsists on tourism and military/national security installations, the most famous of which is the Cheyenne Mountain Nuclear Bunker (shown in the Matthew Broderick film "WarGames").
  42. @Anonymous

    Law enforcement officials have said they are looking for a “person of interest” they described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck, but have said nothing else about their search for a suspect.
     
    Paris gendarmes get to shoot it out with real Islamic terrorists and all the FBI have to show for themselves is a dragnet for Haven Monahan's itinerant uncle.

    ….described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck,

    Correct me if I’m wrong but suspect descriptions just don’t get any whiter than that!

    • Replies: @Gordo
    ….described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck,

    It was probably Heinrich Himmler in person.
    , @CJ
    Before Malvo and Muhammad were apprehended for the Beltway/DC sniper killings in 2002, the official police description of the suspect was "a white man driving a white van". Of course we now know it was two blacks in a blue Chevrolet Caprice, but I can remember that description being parodied at the time as a white man in a white van with a white gun.

    As far as this case is concerned, who the hell cares enough about the NAACP to bomb it? Aside from its own members, of course.
  43. @fish

    ....described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck,
     
    Correct me if I'm wrong but suspect descriptions just don't get any whiter than that!

    ….described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck,

    It was probably Heinrich Himmler in person.

  44. “Correct me if I’m wrong but suspect descriptions just don’t get any whiter than that!”

    Actually Jackie’s fake rapists are Whiter than that description, because blondness represents the epitome of Whiteness. Why do you think Adolf Hitler put mostly blond haired people in Nazi propaganda posters.http://alphahistory.com/nazigermany/wp-content/gallery/nazigermany/1930s-build-youth-hostels-germany.jpghttp://www.historyonthenet.com/files/fs/nazi_germany/images/hitleryouthposter.jpghttp://ww2.wwarii.com/var/albums/art_posters_propaganda/german_posters/history%20-%20wwii%20-%20propaganda%20poster%20-%20nazi%20poster%20-%20aryan%20children%20paper%20drive.jpg?m=1354899578http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/German_soldier_from_ww2.png

    The Nazis in Germany dreamed of a Europe where everybody was blond like Ken and Barbie.

    • Replies: @Untermenschen
    Three facts were withheld from the released description in order not to panic the general populace.

    Fact 1. - He had ... BLUE EYES (a/k/a "devil eyes" to those in the know);

    Fact 2. - The white pickup truck had an NRA (National RACIST Association) decal on the back window;

    Fact 3. - He whistled the Horst-Wessel-Lied while wiring up the C-4 to his genuine ACME plunge detonator.

    Elephant-in-the-room: are we just going to ignore the FACT that the deadly explosion took place on almost Dr. Martin Luther King Day?
    , @Justpassingby

    ...Adolf Hitler put mostly blond haired people in Nazi propaganda posters.
     
    Which is a Nordic, not a Germanic, trait. Caused many a Nazi youth to dye their hair blond.
  45. @fish

    ....described as a middle-age, balding white man driving a white pickup truck,
     
    Correct me if I'm wrong but suspect descriptions just don't get any whiter than that!

    Before Malvo and Muhammad were apprehended for the Beltway/DC sniper killings in 2002, the official police description of the suspect was “a white man driving a white van”. Of course we now know it was two blacks in a blue Chevrolet Caprice, but I can remember that description being parodied at the time as a white man in a white van with a white gun.

    As far as this case is concerned, who the hell cares enough about the NAACP to bomb it? Aside from its own members, of course.

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one

    As far as this case is concerned, who the hell cares enough about the NAACP to bomb it? Aside from its own members, of course.
     
    Maybe it was a noose-shaped bomb. That makes it worse!
  46. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @CJ
    Before Malvo and Muhammad were apprehended for the Beltway/DC sniper killings in 2002, the official police description of the suspect was "a white man driving a white van". Of course we now know it was two blacks in a blue Chevrolet Caprice, but I can remember that description being parodied at the time as a white man in a white van with a white gun.

    As far as this case is concerned, who the hell cares enough about the NAACP to bomb it? Aside from its own members, of course.

    As far as this case is concerned, who the hell cares enough about the NAACP to bomb it? Aside from its own members, of course.

    Maybe it was a noose-shaped bomb. That makes it worse!

  47. @Another Norwegian #20:
    I’m not sue that gamergate will go anywhere (unfortunately) but one thing is sure is that thousands (hopefully many thousands) of people have had their eyes opened about the mendacity of the media and journalistic caste. I hope that some of those youngsters make it to isteve!

    Steve,
    how dare you not just “listen and believe” when POC bodies tell their stories ?
    Even if that bomb isn’t real, isn’t the most important thing that this is getting a “conversation” started ?

  48. Whereas in this case, a car backfire in the neighborhood is immediately called an “explosion”, is traced to a months-old mildew stain and several FBI agents are sent to investigate “possible hate crimes” (no doubt at the express command/authorization of Eric Holder).

    Which reminds me, when the hell is Holder buggering off, anyway? He announced his departure sometime late last September. US Attorney Loretta Lynch was duly nominated by Obama, early in November, to replace him. I thought that she’d be confirmed after the November elections. Then, it was announced that she wouldn’t be confirmed until after the end of the lame duck session of Congress. Harry Reid gave the game away in the middle of November, saying, “My personal feeling is, that the White House through intermediaries with me have said, don’t be pushing that. We can do it after the first of the year.” Well, it’s here. How long does it take to clean out your office?

  49. @Jefferson
    Anybody here ever been to Colorado Springs ? Are there actual Black neighborhoods there ? Or is it like San Jose, California where you see Blacks but they don't actually have their own neighborhoods because they are spread out thin throughout the entire city.

    Anybody here ever been to Colorado Springs ? Are there actual Black neighborhoods there ? Or is it like San Jose, California where you see Blacks but they don’t actually have their own neighborhoods because they are spread out thin throughout the entire city.

    COS is mostly white, around 70-80%, with a substantial Hispanic population of around 15-20%. There are some blacks roughly 5%, but they are not very visible throughout the city. In fact, if you divided the city into four quadrants, three of the four are very white and fairly safe. Much of the crime in COS happens in that one southern quadrant, which is mostly Hispanic. COS does have a very high rate of rape, probably the highest among the Front Range cities save Pueblo, CO to the south, which is 40-50% Hispanic.

    The city, by the way, subsists on tourism and military/national security installations, the most famous of which is the Cheyenne Mountain Nuclear Bunker (shown in the Matthew Broderick film “WarGames”).

  50. Judging purely from the photograph, it looks like a garbage can mishap rather than “firebombing.” You would think that with the proliferation of knowledge about improvised (and not-so-improvised) explosives on the internet, PrivilegedWhiteSupremacistsTM would do a better job of sending a message than making their “firebombing” look like some leaves caught fire in a garbage can.

  51. Used to work in Colorado Springs. Home to Airforce Academy. USA Swimming, they have a high altitude training facility, lots of miitary. Lots of NORAD work. High IQ White semi military folks.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Right, very Christian, very non-racist.
  52. @Whiskey
    Used to work in Colorado Springs. Home to Airforce Academy. USA Swimming, they have a high altitude training facility, lots of miitary. Lots of NORAD work. High IQ White semi military folks.

    Right, very Christian, very non-racist.

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    Right, very Christian, very non-racist.
     
    Extremely friendly people.* There is a lot of evangelical Protestant churches and organizations, especially in the more affluent northern parts of the city. A lot of military retirees. But the city is overall very blue collar despite pockets of wealth (the closer you get to the mountains, the more expensive the homes). And the areas around the military bases can be rowdy and seedy.

    *Women are very approachable and attractive (very FIT, some of the fittest I've seen in the U.S.!) and dumpily dressed. I think it was ranked as one of the worst dressed cities in the country once. If you were a *non-military* single guy with a good job, you were a prince amongst men.
  53. The composite sketch is the giveaway that this is bullshit. It’s literally a generic white person. Knowing how police sketches are done, it looks exactly like what you would expect to get from working with someone who was making the whole thing up.

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    It’s literally a generic white person.
     
    And always with sunglasses. Of course, we can excuse that since is this is exceedingly sunny COS.

    Of course, what with Hispanics being lumped with whites in crime figures, could it be that - gasp! - the perpetrator was an Hispanic???!!!
    , @rod1963
    Well I think whomever gave the sketch artist the info was a fan of King of the Hill and Dale Gribble.

    .
  54. Totally off topic, but I ran into this link pointing to your old iSteve site, which, depending on which browser I’m using and how I click on the link, either redirects to what I believe is a fake Louis Vuitton shopping site, or else just looks messed up. You’ve been hacked.

    (FYI, I got to that link from here, which I got to from here, which I got to from here).

  55. “COS is mostly white, around 70-80%, with a substantial Hispanic population of around 15-20%. There are some blacks roughly 5%, but they are not very visible throughout the city. In fact, if you divided the city into four quadrants, three of the four are very white and fairly safe. Much of the crime in COS happens in that one southern quadrant, which is mostly Hispanic. COS does have a very high rate of rape, probably the highest among the Front Range cities save Pueblo, CO to the south, which is 40-50% Hispanic.”

    What is the racial demographic of the area where the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP is located at ? Is it mostly Mexican or mostly White ?

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    What is the racial demographic of the area where the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP is located at ? Is it mostly Mexican or mostly White ?
     
    It's a blue collar mixed white-Hispanic-black area. A bit sketchy, but not nearly as bad as closer to the airport, which gets very bad. It's a bit of a buffer zone between the nice parts of the city to the north and to the west, and the terrible parts to the southeast.

    I wouldn't want to live there, nor would I want my wife and children walking around there, especially at night time.
  56. @Steve Sailer
    Right, very Christian, very non-racist.

    Right, very Christian, very non-racist.

    Extremely friendly people.* There is a lot of evangelical Protestant churches and organizations, especially in the more affluent northern parts of the city. A lot of military retirees. But the city is overall very blue collar despite pockets of wealth (the closer you get to the mountains, the more expensive the homes). And the areas around the military bases can be rowdy and seedy.

    *Women are very approachable and attractive (very FIT, some of the fittest I’ve seen in the U.S.!) and dumpily dressed. I think it was ranked as one of the worst dressed cities in the country once. If you were a *non-military* single guy with a good job, you were a prince amongst men.

  57. i’m going with black mold. notice the moisture beneath the leaves on the top picture. also, this appears to be a northern facing wall of this structure. if it was a dyer vent fire the unburned carbon would be directly beneath the vent which it is not(see google picture) .

    • Replies: @Untermenschen
    i’m going with BLACK mold

    Have you no decency, sir? Let's be civil and call it mold, just plain mold.

  58. @27 year old
    The composite sketch is the giveaway that this is bullshit. It's literally a generic white person. Knowing how police sketches are done, it looks exactly like what you would expect to get from working with someone who was making the whole thing up.

    It’s literally a generic white person.

    And always with sunglasses. Of course, we can excuse that since is this is exceedingly sunny COS.

    Of course, what with Hispanics being lumped with whites in crime figures, could it be that – gasp! – the perpetrator was an Hispanic???!!!

  59. Props to the Aussie lamb industry for making an Australia Day ad that was unapologetically Australian.

  60. @27 year old
    The composite sketch is the giveaway that this is bullshit. It's literally a generic white person. Knowing how police sketches are done, it looks exactly like what you would expect to get from working with someone who was making the whole thing up.

    Well I think whomever gave the sketch artist the info was a fan of King of the Hill and Dale Gribble.

    .

  61. @Jefferson
    "Correct me if I’m wrong but suspect descriptions just don’t get any whiter than that!"

    Actually Jackie's fake rapists are Whiter than that description, because blondness represents the epitome of Whiteness. Why do you think Adolf Hitler put mostly blond haired people in Nazi propaganda posters.
    http://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/assets/images/500x/poster-german-student.jpg
    http://alphahistory.com/nazigermany/wp-content/gallery/nazigermany/1930s-build-youth-hostels-germany.jpg
    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/49/62/1c/49621c2530ed29da36767caf155186b4.jpg
    http://www.historyonthenet.com/files/fs/nazi_germany/images/hitleryouthposter.jpg
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/11/20/5a/11205a42b8a2053320ac895fb2a3b5d8.jpg
    http://ww2.wwarii.com/var/albums/art_posters_propaganda/german_posters/history%20-%20wwii%20-%20propaganda%20poster%20-%20nazi%20poster%20-%20aryan%20children%20paper%20drive.jpg?m=1354899578
    http://englishrussia.com/images/racial_families/2.jpg
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/German_soldier_from_ww2.png

    The Nazis in Germany dreamed of a Europe where everybody was blond like Ken and Barbie.

    Three facts were withheld from the released description in order not to panic the general populace.

    Fact 1. – He had … BLUE EYES (a/k/a “devil eyes” to those in the know);

    Fact 2. – The white pickup truck had an NRA (National RACIST Association) decal on the back window;

    Fact 3. – He whistled the Horst-Wessel-Lied while wiring up the C-4 to his genuine ACME plunge detonator.

    Elephant-in-the-room: are we just going to ignore the FACT that the deadly explosion took place on almost Dr. Martin Luther King Day?

  62. @Jefferson
    "COS is mostly white, around 70-80%, with a substantial Hispanic population of around 15-20%. There are some blacks roughly 5%, but they are not very visible throughout the city. In fact, if you divided the city into four quadrants, three of the four are very white and fairly safe. Much of the crime in COS happens in that one southern quadrant, which is mostly Hispanic. COS does have a very high rate of rape, probably the highest among the Front Range cities save Pueblo, CO to the south, which is 40-50% Hispanic."

    What is the racial demographic of the area where the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP is located at ? Is it mostly Mexican or mostly White ?

    What is the racial demographic of the area where the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP is located at ? Is it mostly Mexican or mostly White ?

    It’s a blue collar mixed white-Hispanic-black area. A bit sketchy, but not nearly as bad as closer to the airport, which gets very bad. It’s a bit of a buffer zone between the nice parts of the city to the north and to the west, and the terrible parts to the southeast.

    I wouldn’t want to live there, nor would I want my wife and children walking around there, especially at night time.

  63. Looks more like someone messed up a bomb-b-q.

  64. But who torched the stores in Ferguson?

    Never mind all that.

  65. @newrouter
    i'm going with black mold. notice the moisture beneath the leaves on the top picture. also, this appears to be a northern facing wall of this structure. if it was a dyer vent fire the unburned carbon would be directly beneath the vent which it is not(see google picture) .

    i’m going with BLACK mold

    Have you no decency, sir? Let’s be civil and call it mold, just plain mold.

  66. From the picture of the ‘suspect,’ it looks like the ‘Greys’ have moved on from anal probes and are now scorching barbershop walls…

  67. Speaking of Colorado and Black people, I am surprised at how high the percentage of Blacks is in Aurora.

    15 percent of Aurora’s population is Black, that is high by mountain state standards because most people do not associate mountain state cities to have double digit percentage of Blacks. Aurora has a higher percentage of Blacks than most cities in vibrantly diverse California. Aurora has a higher percentage of Blacks than vibrantly diverse Los Angeles.

    I wonder what is it about Aurora specifically that attracts so many Black people ? Cheaper housing ? Military town ?

  68. It must be embarrassing to work for the New York Times. You have to cover a black mark on a wall that even the owner of the wall doesn’t care about as if it is major news.

  69. >Have you no decency, sir? Let’s be civil and call it mold, just plain mold.<

    black gold texas tea jeb

  70. it would not be too hard to take samples of the area of concern and determine what the substance is. though the narrative might ache.

  71. It was surely a nearly 150 year old KKK bomb that was way too old to work.

    • Replies: @Justpassingby

    It was surely a nearly 150 year old KKK bomb that was way too old to work.
     
    You win the round.
  72. False flags for me but not for thee.

  73. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    When my racist grandmother told me black people don’t keep their property up very well, maybe she was wrong. Maybe black people keep their lawns immaculate, but every night KKK folks, skinheads, Nazis, and local Republican field offices put broken cars, lay down unmoved sod, and explode black spray paint bottles on the sides of NAACP buildings. Neat and tidy black people clean these things up every night, but the problems reappear.

    In other words, we may not be looking at a single KKK char mark, but a series of this hate organization’s signature char marks.

  74. “Beach says:

    Which reminds me, when the hell is Holder buggering off, anyway?……………………….. How long does it take to clean out your office?”

    Give the guy a break. He’s got a lot of files to shred and hard-drives to nuke.

  75. @ Steve & Whiskey,

    Thinking of moving to Colorado from Kyoto, I noted that COS used to have several Japanese martial arts dojos (in Yoshinkan Aikido, kendo, Shotokan karate) that seem to be closed or diminished now… wonder if the town has changed since whiskey worked there…

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    @ Steve & Whiskey,

    Thinking of moving to Colorado from Kyoto, I noted that COS used to have several Japanese martial arts dojos (in Yoshinkan Aikido, kendo, Shotokan karate) that seem to be closed or diminished now… wonder if the town has changed since whiskey worked there…
     
    I am neither Steve nor Whiskey, but I'll take a crack.

    COS has had a surprisingly good Japanese budo scene because of the USOC Training Center (Judo) and a very large military presence. But it has always lacked a large number of SWPL-types who put their children in martial arts classes, which is where the money is in the martial arts business. COS has suffered significantly because of the military drawdown (and related national defense industry consolidations) in the recent years. Furthermore because of the popularity and the stronger economies of the other Front Range cities, most notably the Denver-Boulder metropolitan juggernaut, "niche" businesses like martial arts have relocated away from COS and to the more viable areas.

    One of the main problems with COS is that, notwithstanding its overwhelming conservative voting record, it is heavily dependent on government spending, and the type of government spending that has taken a great deal of decline in recent years. It's a two industry town (tourism and military), and the recession and the dramatic end of the military spending boom have hit it hard.
  76. @nooffensebut
    One of the pictures appears to have a large mildew stain. I do not think the Google Earth picture proves what they are claiming. Also, Chuck Johnson seemed to claim that the fact that the bombing was on the salon's side proves that the NAACP was not the target. There does not seem to be a unified or probable logic to such speculations. I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.

    Haha, always on the lookout for the mythical violet white supremicist. The black one is always in your face.

  77. What I don’t understand how so many people are quick to see through the rape hoaxes and noose lynching hoaxes, but find it difficult to accept that the anti-Semitic agitators who lurk here and elsewhere might similarly be false-flag plants from the ADL or the IDF.

    Don’t get me wrong – there’s lots of reasons to shout down anti-Semites and holocaust deniers. But even if I did not happen to think those people were idiots, I would be working hard to reign them in – like Marine le Pen has supposedly been doing — for the simple reason that they are the ones helping to keep the Netanyahu’s and Ovadia Yosef’s in business (which would suggest to more cynical observers that Netanyahu’s or Yosef’s undercovers are likely helping to keep them going).

    I get they’re just too stupid to catch on that they’re being manipulated. Big surprise.

  78. A balding, middle-aged white guy in a pickup with…

    blue eyes
    blond hair
    a NRA sticker
    Cowboy boots
    a Romney for President sticker
    a Gun rack
    and Rush limbaugh on the radio

  79. @nooffensebut
    One of the pictures appears to have a large mildew stain. I do not think the Google Earth picture proves what they are claiming. Also, Chuck Johnson seemed to claim that the fact that the bombing was on the salon's side proves that the NAACP was not the target. There does not seem to be a unified or probable logic to such speculations. I think it is smarter to wait for the investigation and to not appear to be making excuses for a possible violent white supremacist.

    You cant be stupid enough to think that this is real,can ye son?

  80. @Chrisnonymous
    @ Steve & Whiskey,

    Thinking of moving to Colorado from Kyoto, I noted that COS used to have several Japanese martial arts dojos (in Yoshinkan Aikido, kendo, Shotokan karate) that seem to be closed or diminished now... wonder if the town has changed since whiskey worked there...

    @ Steve & Whiskey,

    Thinking of moving to Colorado from Kyoto, I noted that COS used to have several Japanese martial arts dojos (in Yoshinkan Aikido, kendo, Shotokan karate) that seem to be closed or diminished now… wonder if the town has changed since whiskey worked there…

    I am neither Steve nor Whiskey, but I’ll take a crack.

    COS has had a surprisingly good Japanese budo scene because of the USOC Training Center (Judo) and a very large military presence. But it has always lacked a large number of SWPL-types who put their children in martial arts classes, which is where the money is in the martial arts business. COS has suffered significantly because of the military drawdown (and related national defense industry consolidations) in the recent years. Furthermore because of the popularity and the stronger economies of the other Front Range cities, most notably the Denver-Boulder metropolitan juggernaut, “niche” businesses like martial arts have relocated away from COS and to the more viable areas.

    One of the main problems with COS is that, notwithstanding its overwhelming conservative voting record, it is heavily dependent on government spending, and the type of government spending that has taken a great deal of decline in recent years. It’s a two industry town (tourism and military), and the recession and the dramatic end of the military spending boom have hit it hard.

  81. @Jefferson
    "Correct me if I’m wrong but suspect descriptions just don’t get any whiter than that!"

    Actually Jackie's fake rapists are Whiter than that description, because blondness represents the epitome of Whiteness. Why do you think Adolf Hitler put mostly blond haired people in Nazi propaganda posters.
    http://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/assets/images/500x/poster-german-student.jpg
    http://alphahistory.com/nazigermany/wp-content/gallery/nazigermany/1930s-build-youth-hostels-germany.jpg
    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/49/62/1c/49621c2530ed29da36767caf155186b4.jpg
    http://www.historyonthenet.com/files/fs/nazi_germany/images/hitleryouthposter.jpg
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/11/20/5a/11205a42b8a2053320ac895fb2a3b5d8.jpg
    http://ww2.wwarii.com/var/albums/art_posters_propaganda/german_posters/history%20-%20wwii%20-%20propaganda%20poster%20-%20nazi%20poster%20-%20aryan%20children%20paper%20drive.jpg?m=1354899578
    http://englishrussia.com/images/racial_families/2.jpg
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/German_soldier_from_ww2.png

    The Nazis in Germany dreamed of a Europe where everybody was blond like Ken and Barbie.

    …Adolf Hitler put mostly blond haired people in Nazi propaganda posters.

    Which is a Nordic, not a Germanic, trait. Caused many a Nazi youth to dye their hair blond.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Original Nordics emigrated from German regions. Danish for example shares linguistic roots with German.

    By the way, if the President were caught having an imaginary son(s) out of wedlock, how would Michelle take the news? It's a fair question, all these imaginary sons the president tends to reference, well, they had to come from some imaginary womb(s).

    Just think of the scandal. It would be on a global imaginary scale of epic imaginary proportions.

  82. @anonymous
    It was surely a nearly 150 year old KKK bomb that was way too old to work.

    It was surely a nearly 150 year old KKK bomb that was way too old to work.

    You win the round.

  83. If you want a good laugh, imagine this investigation as the subject of an episode of Ghost Hunters.

  84. @I am anonymous
    The media have been using the term "bombing" as though it's an established fact. If it's shown not to have been one the impression has been sent out already. They got their version out first. Debunking takes time and effort as in the Ederly fraud. Hoaxers, like arsonists, can set off multiple ones daily leaving debunkers exhausted having to chase each one down and spend time pouring water on it.

    Bill Maher already mentioned it in an impassioned rant. That can’t be undone.

  85. @Justpassingby

    ...Adolf Hitler put mostly blond haired people in Nazi propaganda posters.
     
    Which is a Nordic, not a Germanic, trait. Caused many a Nazi youth to dye their hair blond.

    Original Nordics emigrated from German regions. Danish for example shares linguistic roots with German.

    By the way, if the President were caught having an imaginary son(s) out of wedlock, how would Michelle take the news? It’s a fair question, all these imaginary sons the president tends to reference, well, they had to come from some imaginary womb(s).

    Just think of the scandal. It would be on a global imaginary scale of epic imaginary proportions.

  86. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    HA .. What I don’t understand how so many people are quick to see through the rape hoaxes and noose lynching hoaxes, but find it difficult to accept that the anti-Semitic agitators who lurk here and elsewhere might similarly be false-flag plants from the ADL or the IDF.

    I suppose it’s theoretically possible that there are “anti-Semitic agitators” lurking here (and everywhere else online) who are “false-flag plants from the ADL or the IDF”. Although that sounds like the sort of wacky nonsense which an “anti-Semitic agitator” would come out with. But setting aside your own peculiar views, what in your mind are the identifying traits of “anti-Semitic agitators” and how are they distinguished from people making perfectly normal and factually correct comments on Jewish behavior?

  87. “…what in your mind are the identifying traits of “anti-Semitic agitators” and how are they distinguished from people making perfectly normal and factually correct comments on Jewish behavior?

    It’s like pornography. You know it when you see it. In particular (since those in that camp are so frequently asking cui bono, with the only possible answer in their minds being you-know-who) those comments that seem to have no other purpose than to make anti-Semites look even more stupid, and to play into the hands of the SPLC and other grievance hustlers. If it’s not some false-flag, then rampant anti-Semitism seems to be highly correlated with an astonishingly self-defeating lack of self-awareness.

    If you want a particular example, I’m not keeping score, but look up the statements that got Le Pen père’s commentary deleted from FN’s website. As for how wacky my suspicions are, the Mossad did help Hamas get a leg up initially, and there’s that claim that at some point, 15% of Klansmen were FBI informants. I don’t think what I’m suggesting is any wackier than that.

  88. (Should have noted that I do not doubt that Le Pen, crazy or not, was saying whatever popped into his head, as opposed to reciting some script that someone in Tel Aviv wrote for him, or something like that. Nor do I doubt that some of the most stupid statements of which I am referring to are 100% sincere. I just think that if some of those people making those kinds of statements were ever to find their presses or blogs or commentary on the brink of financial ruin, they might get a surprise mystery donation or two from some unknown benefactor. Call it a hunch. But if I’m going to let anti-Semites monopolize *all* the conspiracy theorizing, then hey, where’s the fun in that?)

  89. @Anonymous
    Curious that the "whitey's racist!" crusaders have to scour the ends of the continent to find violent hate crimes... and, finding none, they resort to sad manufactured "hate crimes" featuring imaginary white perpetrators. Saddest of all is the "respectable" press eating it up like hate-starved beasts.

    Charleston. What do you have to say for yourself now?

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