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  1. What were they smoking?

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    Just to be clear, this would be a federal program to give money to black women to buy weed.
  2. So, I think the best way to do this would be to mimic the old west homestead acts. Black guys are issued a stake, bell is rung, and off you go to stake out a corner or alley. Saves a lot on a brick and mortar place of business. I mean why FU a good business model.

  3. OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.

    Huh, Arkansas is just where you’d expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don’t want to do anymore.

    • Replies: @anon
    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers. They seem to be catching folks who can't keep good accounting of money they get from many sources. The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee
    , @stillCARealist

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don’t want to do anymore.
     
    Absolutely right. American engineers want to go work and design stuff. Getting a PhD and hustling for grants sounds like a pain in the neck to them. For the Asians, it's high status to get the extra degree. And why get that extra degree except to visualize a university career, either in research or teaching?
    , @Anon
    Lady friend works at a med school. Claims the only ones getting grants are Chinese profs. And there are a shit ton of them.
    , @Anon
    We have a lot of seditious foreign elements we need to weed out of our universities, and we have to start somewhere.
    , @Hypnotoad666
    I can't stand the bogus "wire fraud" charge that the Feds use to bust people for stuff that isn't actually illegal. Basically, if you tell a fib on the phone or over the internet it's a federal crime. It's a blank check for federal prosecutors. For example, this guy apparently only "violated university policy."

    In reality, they are probably trying to squeeze and intimidate profs into giving information on the Chinese money flows, and not taking it in the future.
    , @Neoconned
    To be fair there aren't many white guys around left to be engineering professors. I attended an SEC college when I did my two years (didn't finish) and a quarter to a third of the STEM professors and at least half the grad students in STEM programs bwere Asian FOREIGN students of whatever variety. Not Asian Americans....and that was about 20 yrs ago. Probably worse now.
    , @J
    Peterike: "maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don’t want to do anymore." You want to be sarcastic and witty, but increasingly, that seems to be the situation. When I was in the university years ago, ALL the textbooks were American (or British). I may be exaggerating but not much that today, textbooks are written by Taiwanese or Chinese-Americans, and not a few, by Indians. Publishers are desperate for American engineering authors, but they are not standing in queue.
    , @Ganderson
    ...Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville,...

    Uh huh! At least they didn’t say “Fayetteville man“...
  4. Tim says:

    It doesn’t matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It’s just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker–she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief

    the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker–she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

     

    Man, this ain't the multicultural dream no more, it's the real thing.

    (My line is stolen from Bob Dylan's Senor - Tales of Yankee powder)

    (Ohh - this is a typo - tales of Yankee POWER it should read - ok, ok... hehe)
    , @Obamahotep
    As near as i can tell in colorado its a lot of black and white military and law enforcement retirees.
    , @Neuday

    It doesn’t matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It’s just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker–she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.
     
    Much as Americans rue the day we imported Africans, Blacks should rue the day they decided not to oppose immigration.
    , @anonn
    Here in California the legal-ish weed business is owned by sketchy Middle Eastern gold-chain types (Persians and new Armenians) and some white Hispanics and their employees are predominantly mestizo Hispanics.

    The necessity of running these businesses on a cash basis and with armed security seems to be keeping the east Asians away.
  5. anon[225] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers. They seem to be catching folks who can’t keep good accounting of money they get from many sources. The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    ... has the smell of...
     
    Oooh, baaad.

    The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.
     
    And discouraging this is bad because...?

    I see your link, and I raise you one:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/our-american-pravda/

    There were communists embedded in the American government when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee was outing Communist Sympathizers. The efforts to root them out were legitimate.

    Likewise, efforts to root out Chinese communist influence in the United States are legitimate.

    , @Polynikes
    Yes...how would he ever know he had connections to China?

    “You can search the Chinese website regarding what the US will do to Thousand Talent Scholars,” Ang reportedly wrote in the email.

    “Not many people here know I am one of them but if this leaks out, my job here will be in deep troubles.”
     
    https://nypost.com/2020/05/12/professor-busted-for-hiding-china-ties-while-pursuing-nasa-grants/


    He was recruited to be part of a Chinese group and actively and knowingly hid it from the US authorities if that article is even remotely correct.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers.
     
    You have to admire Chinese trolls, don't you? The CCP doesn't waste its money on nitwits like Tiny Duck or Corvinus. Nope, it buys top-end whores like this poster, whatever STDs they bring to the table. But hey, what is treason compared to advancing the Democrat Agenda? #WhateverItTakes
  6. Are they going to conduct tax audits and charge the businesses that are under-reporting their taxes or will that be considered racist?

  7. Anon[100] • Disclaimer says:

    Id rather blacks have an advantage in selling liquors and wines instead. I do not like weed. Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many. We have legal cbd products available so we can have cannaboids’ positive attributes available without short term memories being damaged and ambitions being squelched.

    • Replies: @Lot
    Check out Alex Berenson’s work on marijuana:

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/01/07/the-case-against-cannabis


    He’s also IMO the overall best of the anti-shutdown voices:

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/does-the-king-of-the-covid-19-contrarians-have-a-case

    Can’t say I fully agree with him on either topic, but on both he probably changed my mind more any others.

    My view on the shutdown and CV hasn’t changed further in the past month: pessimistic about a cure, very pessimistic about the economy. I agree with the anti-shutdowners on policy, but think they tend to grasp on any bit of good news and understate how bad the situation will be.
    , @Bill Jones
    Given what we see of a large number of blacks' ambitions, I'd rather they were squelched.
    , @Craig Nelsen

    Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many
     
    Nah... People smoke weed before they inject heroin because weed is way more accessible and popular. Those who will do it, do it. No one does heroin because they already smoked weed.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    "Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many."

    Not in my experience. Most of the weedians I know are employed and ambitious. They usually toke up in the evening, after the work is done. Those who don't take this approach and use weed throughout the day and night tend to be creatives, and believe it enhances their work. It doesn't; but creatives are usually high-strung or depressive, and the herb softens the harsh edges of reality.
    , @Jim Don Bob

    Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many.
     
    Correlation is not causation. Might just as well say drinking water is a gateway to hard drugs for so many.
  8. Shorter version of the left to blacks on weedparations, elimination of SATs, etc: “we just don’t know what to do with you people!”

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Arc, ..."you people" You racist!
  9. Skydiver’s parachute malfunctions; dies of Covid-19.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Skydiver’s parachute malfunctions; dies of Covid-19.
     
    Shades of TB Cooper.

    As for Barry Farber-- did Covideo kill the radio star?
  10. In a piece about people bestowing names that are words on their newborns– Heaven, Hunter, Shooter, etc., Nameberry.com pointed out that a notable exception has been Marijuana. Which actually is a woman’s name. Mary Jane.

    Sativa and Indica are showing up, though.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    Knock yourself out in

    https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/babies-names/19/babies-first-names-19-table4.pdf


    Zeus lost out big time in the immortals stakes but Odin fights on. Football (soccer) related names are depressingly common.
  11. Anonymous[353] • Disclaimer says:

    Epic jackassery from Trump today …

    He pushes negative interest rates and also gives credence to WaPo governors approval poll. This is him doing his idiotic False Flag Jujitsu again.

    It’s a sh!t poll from Bezos Inc more crap from the sewer pipe. All Trump has to do is undermine its cred … but NO he tries to turn it into a positive for himself. So lame so weak.

    Who the f*** is advising him other than Kushners. Apparently the deplorables have been tossed. Trump is waging a demoralization campaign against the deplorables…

    F*** YOU DONALD TRUMP

    • Replies: @Anon
    Trump is talking about negative interest rates for a very particular reason. Americans are trying to save their money right now, and Trump wants to scare that money out of bank accounts and back into the stock market to make it go up. A lot of retirement accounts depend on stock prices returning to normal highs.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Okay, the above CCP troll had risen to the level of imbecility. This troll cannot rise to idiocy. Time for his Chinese handlers to weld the doors to his room shut.
  12. @Tim
    It doesn't matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It's just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker--she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

    the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker–she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

    Man, this ain’t the multicultural dream no more, it’s the real thing.

    (My line is stolen from Bob Dylan’s Senor – Tales of Yankee powder)

    (Ohh – this is a typo – tales of Yankee POWER it should read – ok, ok… hehe)

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    https://youtu.be/830_e6tD8Fw
  13. @Liberty Mike
    Skydiver's parachute malfunctions; dies of Covid-19.

    Skydiver’s parachute malfunctions; dies of Covid-19.

    Shades of TB Cooper.

    As for Barry Farber– did Covideo kill the radio star?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    "DB Cooper", you mean? Although the only name he ever gave was Dan Cooper, when buying his airline ticket.
  14. @Reg Cæsar

    Skydiver’s parachute malfunctions; dies of Covid-19.
     
    Shades of TB Cooper.

    As for Barry Farber-- did Covideo kill the radio star?

    “DB Cooper”, you mean? Although the only name he ever gave was Dan Cooper, when buying his airline ticket.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    It was a pun. Sorry you didn't get it.

    Cooper likely died of hypothermia or pneumonia, given he was wearing penny loafers in the snow.

  15. Anonymous[353] • Disclaimer says:

    France: wider usage of hydroxychloroquine now authorized, including for outpatients, according to the new governmental decree of May 11, 2020.

    http://covexit.com/france-new-decree-authorizing-wider-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-including-for-outpatients/

    Trump has been near silent on HCQ for two weeks or more? THANKS JARED.

    Will Trump wake up and run with this? His admiral supposedly surged massive amounts of HCQ to pharmacies and doctors directly a month ago.

    WHERE IS THE HCQ PUSH? It’s the damn key to reopening every inch of the country.

    • Agree: Travis
  16. Meanwhile, in the UK:

    Foreign killers may be spared deportation if they would get worse care in their homeland than under NHS – as landmark ruling risks throwing Government policy into chaos
    Criminals who prove low-quality care in home countries could stay in the UK
    The UK has been able to deport criminals receiving medical care since 2005
    The judgement has already delayed the case of a gang rapist from Somali

    Britain may be prevented from deporting dangerous foreign criminals if the healthcare system in their homeland is not as good as the NHS.

    A bombshell ruling from the Supreme Court means killers, rapists and drug dealers may be able to exploit controversial human rights laws to stay in the UK if they can argue they would be denied top-quality care if they were sent home.

    The landmark judgment – which risks throwing the Government’s deportation policy into chaos – has already delayed the case of gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed, whose deportation to Somalia in October 2018 was blocked by a mutiny among plane passengers at Heathrow.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8304155/Foreign-killers-avoid-deportation-healthcare-home-countries-worse-NHS.html

    • Replies: @AaronInMVD
    So if the Brits stopped the patriotic derping and honestly looked at their system... they'd be deporting everyone?
  17. @Tim
    It doesn't matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It's just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker--she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

    As near as i can tell in colorado its a lot of black and white military and law enforcement retirees.

    • Replies: @dcthrowback
    Colorado is 3% black.
  18. @Rob McX
    "DB Cooper", you mean? Although the only name he ever gave was Dan Cooper, when buying his airline ticket.

    It was a pun. Sorry you didn’t get it.

    Cooper likely died of hypothermia or pneumonia, given he was wearing penny loafers in the snow.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    DB Cooper likely died from a fall off a cliff or run-in with a Fir tree. Jumping into the mountains at night way before GPS was close to a suicide mission.

    There was a good movie made about the rest of his story, The Pursuit of DB Cooper, but it was just fiction.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    "given he was wearing penny loafers in the snow"

    The penny loafers confirm the rumor: Burgess Meredith was D.B. Cooper.
  19. Lot says:
    @Anon
    Id rather blacks have an advantage in selling liquors and wines instead. I do not like weed. Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many. We have legal cbd products available so we can have cannaboids' positive attributes available without short term memories being damaged and ambitions being squelched.

    Check out Alex Berenson’s work on marijuana:

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/01/07/the-case-against-cannabis

    He’s also IMO the overall best of the anti-shutdown voices:

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/does-the-king-of-the-covid-19-contrarians-have-a-case

    Can’t say I fully agree with him on either topic, but on both he probably changed my mind more any others.

    My view on the shutdown and CV hasn’t changed further in the past month: pessimistic about a cure, very pessimistic about the economy. I agree with the anti-shutdowners on policy, but think they tend to grasp on any bit of good news and understate how bad the situation will be.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    "Check out Alex Berenson's work on marijuana"

    Check out Alex Berenson's work on the virus.
  20. You laugh, but up til now, the war on drugs have led to a lot of Federal pressure for banks to de-bank weed shops, gun dealers, and other frowned upon lines of business. What this is telling is that white men have no business selling weed.

  21. @Tim
    It doesn't matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It's just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker--she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

    It doesn’t matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It’s just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker–she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

    Much as Americans rue the day we imported Africans, Blacks should rue the day they decided not to oppose immigration.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Blacks were instructed by our Overlords that the most important thing is to Get Whitey. Granted, they didn't need much help with that, but if actual Americans still held the reins of mass-media propaganda, they might (helpfully) have pointed out to the Africans that they were cutting off their own noses. Heh, I said noses.
  22. The Brookings Institute should cut Steve a regular paycheck.

  23. Anonymous[353] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump is drunk on his own polls.

    96% gop approval

    As long as this holds he will keep running left. Not sure about poll accuracy but probably good.

    Trump is not a true reformer. He cynically used a reform platform in 2016. Trump is a machiavellian. You could explain it to the MAGA crowd until the cows come home and they still don’t get it:

    THE ONLY WAY TO BRING TRUMP TO THE RIGHT IS TO WITHDRAW APPROVAL

    This wouldn’t be necessary if Trump were a true reformer. It is what it is. His second term will be pure Jeb if people don’t wake up.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    Trump isn't getting a second term. He knows it. He's cutting a deal, what he does, with Obama and Pelosi.

    Hunter Biden will loot the country dry. Expect to lose everything house car savings etc to Hunter Biden.

    Slam dunk Biden wins. Likely his wife will outlaw most White men.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Okay, this CCP troll is better than the previous two. The troll's post is moronic, but hey, the CCP could do worse (and, as their predecessor trolls have proven, they already have).
    , @newrouter
    >This wouldn’t be necessary if Trump were a true reformer. It is what it is. His second term will be pure Jeb if people don’t wake up.<

    You're "riding with Biden". lol clown world
  24. @anon
    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers. They seem to be catching folks who can't keep good accounting of money they get from many sources. The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee

    … has the smell of…

    Oooh, baaad.

    The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.

    And discouraging this is bad because…?

    I see your link, and I raise you one:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/our-american-pravda/

    There were communists embedded in the American government when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee was outing Communist Sympathizers. The efforts to root them out were legitimate.

    Likewise, efforts to root out Chinese communist influence in the United States are legitimate.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    This sounds similar to the Lieber case. Lieber was the top Harvard professor and chem dept chair who got arrested a few months ago on some sort of technicality related to his ties to China.

    The feds can basically bust anyone on some technicality or other, and whom and what they go after are very political. During the Obama admin, domestic civil rights were prioritized, so Holder and the Obama Justice dept. went fishing for civil rights cases. The Trump admin's focus is on a more hawkish foreign policy vis a vis China, and so the feds have been targeting ties with China more aggressively.

    These moves in particular seem aimed at countering China's "Thousand Talents Program", which is China's public effort to recruit scientific talent to work in China.
  25. @Arclight
    Shorter version of the left to blacks on weedparations, elimination of SATs, etc: "we just don't know what to do with you people!"

    Arc, …”you people” You racist!

  26. @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don’t want to do anymore.

    Absolutely right. American engineers want to go work and design stuff. Getting a PhD and hustling for grants sounds like a pain in the neck to them. For the Asians, it’s high status to get the extra degree. And why get that extra degree except to visualize a university career, either in research or teaching?

  27. @James Speaks
    What were they smoking?

    Just to be clear, this would be a federal program to give money to black women to buy weed.

  28. @Anon
    Id rather blacks have an advantage in selling liquors and wines instead. I do not like weed. Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many. We have legal cbd products available so we can have cannaboids' positive attributes available without short term memories being damaged and ambitions being squelched.

    Given what we see of a large number of blacks’ ambitions, I’d rather they were squelched.

  29. @anon
    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers. They seem to be catching folks who can't keep good accounting of money they get from many sources. The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee

    Yes…how would he ever know he had connections to China?

    “You can search the Chinese website regarding what the US will do to Thousand Talent Scholars,” Ang reportedly wrote in the email.

    “Not many people here know I am one of them but if this leaks out, my job here will be in deep troubles.”

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/12/professor-busted-for-hiding-china-ties-while-pursuing-nasa-grants/

    He was recruited to be part of a Chinese group and actively and knowingly hid it from the US authorities if that article is even remotely correct.

  30. yeah so dumb to be concerned about this, i mean its not like we jailed minorities for doing this same business for years

    This is a step in the right direction. What we need is a Person of Color Economic Empowerment Program where businesses MUST employ a certain number of People of Color

    white “men” created slavery and genocide. They use guns to compensate for there small genitals. They rape women. Get on twitter on you will see that People of Color and Females AGREE with myy assessment.

    • Thanks: Tusk
    • Replies: @Anon
    We have Affirmitive Action now. We have to hire people of color by law and do. I work for a huge worldwide corporation TD, with facilities on 5 continents. We are above our state's demographic share of black employees in particular by at least 3%, probably 5 just by eyeballing it. Most work out fine. We can, to be fair, be selective as we pay well, but they are valued and trusted employees north of 90% of the time.
    Best economic thing for America is for our population, all races, to be gainfully employed in decent paying jobs.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    TD, surprisingly I agree with you on the Person of Color Economic Empowerment Program, except help blacks start their own businesses and then it's sink or swim, like every other small business owner. Making businesses employe a certain number of POC is a recipe for failure.
  31. Anonymous[507] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    ... has the smell of...
     
    Oooh, baaad.

    The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.
     
    And discouraging this is bad because...?

    I see your link, and I raise you one:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/our-american-pravda/

    There were communists embedded in the American government when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee was outing Communist Sympathizers. The efforts to root them out were legitimate.

    Likewise, efforts to root out Chinese communist influence in the United States are legitimate.

    This sounds similar to the Lieber case. Lieber was the top Harvard professor and chem dept chair who got arrested a few months ago on some sort of technicality related to his ties to China.

    The feds can basically bust anyone on some technicality or other, and whom and what they go after are very political. During the Obama admin, domestic civil rights were prioritized, so Holder and the Obama Justice dept. went fishing for civil rights cases. The Trump admin’s focus is on a more hawkish foreign policy vis a vis China, and so the feds have been targeting ties with China more aggressively.

    These moves in particular seem aimed at countering China’s “Thousand Talents Program”, which is China’s public effort to recruit scientific talent to work in China.

  32. When weed was illegal in Olde Colorado, you just always knew someone who sold it. Everybody had it. You couldn’t go to a party without it magically appearing. It was like how all the best social functions feature servers going around with trays of drinks. Just take one.

    If Steve’s Weedparations Bill makes it into law, you will have to go to a black owned and operated store, and the service will be terrible.

    No matter. All the stores — and growers and suppliers, and the weed brands! — will be owned by Jews in a generation. And no, this is not an antisemitic comment. Everything will be fine and normal then, like everything else. I’m looking forward to the TeeVee commercials.

    And the product placement in Hollyweed movies! Instead of doctors and detectives lighting up cigarettes like they did in the old films, everybody will be smoking joints.

    • Replies: @David
    One effect of legal weed in Vermont is that its exchange value has dropped close to zero. Same in California. Time was, you could slip a fat quarter to the right guy for a lift pass or a bushel of apples and a full Z was good for a cord of wood. No more. A young cousin in Burlington mentioned on Facebook that he's got a pile of weed he doesn't have a use for. No one spoke up for it. Likely because they all prefer vaping.

    A great brand name for weed would be, "Top Bud." I think it's available.

  33. @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    Lady friend works at a med school. Claims the only ones getting grants are Chinese profs. And there are a shit ton of them.

  34. @Reg Cæsar
    In a piece about people bestowing names that are words on their newborns-- Heaven, Hunter, Shooter, etc., Nameberry.com pointed out that a notable exception has been Marijuana. Which actually is a woman's name. Mary Jane.

    Sativa and Indica are showing up, though.

    Knock yourself out in

    https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/babies-names/19/babies-first-names-19-table4.pdf

    Zeus lost out big time in the immortals stakes but Odin fights on. Football (soccer) related names are depressingly common.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    19 Douglases, 9 Donalds, 4 Ronalds... Are you sure this is Scotland? Three spellings of Mohammed each top those three combined. Two spellings of Cohen equal them.

    Male Ashleys outnumber female.
  35. anonymous[898] • Disclaimer says:

    There is nothing wrong with helping historically disadvantaged groups. Cannabis is now legal and just another business in which certain minorities should enjoy a level playing field.

    Perhaps YOU do not agree with policies such as this, but you are in the minority here. You are free to try to convince a majority that it is a bad policy.

    Instead of NOTICING such trivialities as this, Steve, why don’t you NOTICE and comment on the now not-so-slow motion crash of our president?

    It seems that Trump’s mishandling of COVID-19 will be the final nail in the coffin of his presidency. This debacle on top of the looming convictions from the multiple Russian collusion investigations that Max Boot and I have frequently tried to bring to the attention of you and your readers will finally bring this Putin puppet down.

    We can all look forward to a Republican party that follows the will of the majority of Americans and not just a small group of white supremacists.

    – Covidus

  36. @Anon
    Id rather blacks have an advantage in selling liquors and wines instead. I do not like weed. Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many. We have legal cbd products available so we can have cannaboids' positive attributes available without short term memories being damaged and ambitions being squelched.

    Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many

    Nah… People smoke weed before they inject heroin because weed is way more accessible and popular. Those who will do it, do it. No one does heroin because they already smoked weed.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Im simply of the opinion that when the psychological barrier is crossed when someone uses chemicals to -quickly- 'get high', a change in their situational morality takes place, and their resistance to using stouter chemicals to 'get high' quickly, not over the course of slowly drinking a six pack, isn't nearly as strong. And as another commenter noted in a link, weed seems to make a minority of users especially violent.
    Ive lost the argument anyway, weed is becoming legal in more and more places.
  37. Due to the consolidation of the banking industry, there are many empty building that are former branch banks. Those should become the weed stores in the future since they already have a vault and are usually free standing.

    Of course, I would rather invest in the burrito truck that parks in front of the weed store rather than the weed store itself. Customers who are carrying cash and have the munchies will probably keep many foot trucks in business.

  38. I’m reminded of a Canadian talk show I heard one night. The host’s comment about the provincial budget expecting 2 years of losses from marijuana sales was a classic:”How do you lose money selling pot?”
    I think we’re going to find out how many people can lose money selling pot thanks to weedparations!

    • Agree: Carol
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    What?? But these are the same people who told me years ago that weed was great stuff for industrial production of hemp rope, hemp paper, hemp gumbo, fried hemp, sautéed hemp ... they seemed so motivated back then...

    See "Former Future Captains of the Hemp Industry". "I can make a hat, a broach, a pterodactyl."
  39. @Anonymous
    Trump is drunk on his own polls.

    96% gop approval

    As long as this holds he will keep running left. Not sure about poll accuracy but probably good.

    Trump is not a true reformer. He cynically used a reform platform in 2016. Trump is a machiavellian. You could explain it to the MAGA crowd until the cows come home and they still don't get it:

    THE ONLY WAY TO BRING TRUMP TO THE RIGHT IS TO WITHDRAW APPROVAL

    This wouldn't be necessary if Trump were a true reformer. It is what it is. His second term will be pure Jeb if people don't wake up.

    Trump isn’t getting a second term. He knows it. He’s cutting a deal, what he does, with Obama and Pelosi.

    Hunter Biden will loot the country dry. Expect to lose everything house car savings etc to Hunter Biden.

    Slam dunk Biden wins. Likely his wife will outlaw most White men.

  40. The language posted appears to be boiler plate minority+women set asides (can a woman born male apply for these programs?). I personally don’t think that language will change anything since their are already generic set asides for minorities+Women.

    I think the original weed-parations program was something like Indian gaming, a monopoly on cannabis distribution awarded to Americans that could trace their ancestry US slaves. And all owners, employees and independent contractors would also have to be Americans that could trace their ancestry US slaves.

    • Replies: @Alden
    The weed business in Ca will probably disappear due to high taxes and massive regulations. For instance the growers have to deal with 3 different water boards, federal state and county.
    Since it was legalized the state AG department has created as many regulations for weed growers as livestock farmers. Live stock are animals they get sick they get pregnant they need to be properly bred they must be healthy thus must be shipped slaughtered and the meat milk and eggs cared for according to health and safety standards.

    Weed? It doesn’t need those things, just water potassium and light.

    Licensed store owners face obstacles. Unlike hair dressers barbers electricians plumbers physicians nurses chiropractors lawyers paralegals real estate sales critters and brokers therapists counselors and every other occupation that requires a license, Weed Store owners must first get premises, then get the license.

    But it can take up to a year or more to get the weed seller license. Meanwhile the prospective weed seller is paying thousands of dollars in rent every month. Or not paying and the landlord can’t pay the mortgage and taxes.

    Also the weed stores must be in an existing retail space far from anywhere children congregate. Between schools parks swimming pools libraries community centers informal skate board parks* churches shuls other religious buildings day care centers in private homes and bus transfer stops high school kids use, there’s really not all that many existing retail stores not near where children congregate.

    Also many onerous regulations and licenses for the people who mix up weed, gum Arabic and flavoring for gummies.

    There’s weed treats for dogs. Looks like kibble.

    Don’t use it. If I did I’d probably grow my own and make some nasty tea as I don’t smoke.

    Another business destroyed by liberals and environmentalists.

    * informal skate board park is any place it’s possible to skate board.

  41. @Obamahotep
    As near as i can tell in colorado its a lot of black and white military and law enforcement retirees.

    Colorado is 3% black.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Colorado is 3% black.
     
    Close, but no Bogart:




    According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Colorado was:

    White: 84.17%
    Black or African American: 4.12%
    Other race: 3.88%
    Two or more races: 3.57%
    Asian: 3.12%
    Native American: 0.99%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%


    https://worldpopulationreview.com/states/colorado-population/
     
  42. Anonymous[213] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Didn’t take long for jogging to get the ‘it’s racist’ treatment from the NYT. This one’s calling your name, Mr Sailer.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/opinion/running-jogging-race-ahmaud-arbery.html#click=https://t.co/z7Vsnn8qUp

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    The article is by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, a professor at The New School in lower Manhattan. Prof. Petrzela has a video on her website, and others on Youtube, explaining what she's about.

    https://nataliapetrzela.com/

    https://i.imgur.com/9Po3LLF.jpg

  43. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Craig Nelsen

    Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many
     
    Nah... People smoke weed before they inject heroin because weed is way more accessible and popular. Those who will do it, do it. No one does heroin because they already smoked weed.

    Im simply of the opinion that when the psychological barrier is crossed when someone uses chemicals to -quickly- ‘get high’, a change in their situational morality takes place, and their resistance to using stouter chemicals to ‘get high’ quickly, not over the course of slowly drinking a six pack, isn’t nearly as strong. And as another commenter noted in a link, weed seems to make a minority of users especially violent.
    Ive lost the argument anyway, weed is becoming legal in more and more places.

    • Replies: @dfordoom

    Im simply of the opinion that when the psychological barrier is crossed when someone uses chemicals to -quickly- ‘get high’, a change in their situational morality takes place, and their resistance to using stouter chemicals to ‘get high’ quickly, not over the course of slowly drinking a six pack, isn’t nearly as strong. And as another commenter noted in a link, weed seems to make a minority of users especially violent.
     
    You're correct of course.

    Ive lost the argument anyway, weed is becoming legal in more and more places.
     
    Yep. Legalising weed is a big mistake but it's just one more in a long line of stupid mistakes. Our civilisation does seem to have a death wish.
  44. @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    We have a lot of seditious foreign elements we need to weed out of our universities, and we have to start somewhere.

  45. Anon[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Epic jackassery from Trump today ...

    He pushes negative interest rates and also gives credence to WaPo governors approval poll. This is him doing his idiotic False Flag Jujitsu again.

    It's a sh!t poll from Bezos Inc more crap from the sewer pipe. All Trump has to do is undermine its cred ... but NO he tries to turn it into a positive for himself. So lame so weak.

    Who the f*** is advising him other than Kushners. Apparently the deplorables have been tossed. Trump is waging a demoralization campaign against the deplorables...

    F*** YOU DONALD TRUMP

    Trump is talking about negative interest rates for a very particular reason. Americans are trying to save their money right now, and Trump wants to scare that money out of bank accounts and back into the stock market to make it go up. A lot of retirement accounts depend on stock prices returning to normal highs.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Trump is talking about negative interest rates for a very particular reason. Americans are trying to save their money right now, and Trump wants to scare that money out of bank accounts and back into the stock market to make it go up. A lot of retirement accounts depend on stock prices returning to normal highs."

    Is not this tactic something that his Jewish handlers would advocate? Why are you protecting this clear Deep State strategy?
  46. @Cortes
    Knock yourself out in

    https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/babies-names/19/babies-first-names-19-table4.pdf


    Zeus lost out big time in the immortals stakes but Odin fights on. Football (soccer) related names are depressingly common.

    19 Douglases, 9 Donalds, 4 Ronalds… Are you sure this is Scotland? Three spellings of Mohammed each top those three combined. Two spellings of Cohen equal them.

    Male Ashleys outnumber female.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    Regrettably this is, indeed Scotland 2019.

    In fairness part of the blame should be the Registrars’. Wokeness combined with snobbery produces the abundance of moronic names which ought to have been nipped in the bud.
  47. @dcthrowback
    Colorado is 3% black.

    Colorado is 3% black.

    Close, but no Bogart:

    According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Colorado was:

    White: 84.17%
    Black or African American: 4.12%
    Other race: 3.88%
    Two or more races: 3.57%
    Asian: 3.12%
    Native American: 0.99%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/states/colorado-population/

  48. OT: New York Orthodox Jews make up HALF of all US plasma donors volunteering blood to help treat COVID-19 patients as the community turns ‘tragedy into a superpower’
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8312765/New-York-Orthodox-Jews-make-HALF-plasma-donors-giving-blood-treat-COVID-19-patients.html

  49. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck
    yeah so dumb to be concerned about this, i mean its not like we jailed minorities for doing this same business for years

    This is a step in the right direction. What we need is a Person of Color Economic Empowerment Program where businesses MUST employ a certain number of People of Color

    white "men" created slavery and genocide. They use guns to compensate for there small genitals. They rape women. Get on twitter on you will see that People of Color and Females AGREE with myy assessment.

    We have Affirmitive Action now. We have to hire people of color by law and do. I work for a huge worldwide corporation TD, with facilities on 5 continents. We are above our state’s demographic share of black employees in particular by at least 3%, probably 5 just by eyeballing it. Most work out fine. We can, to be fair, be selective as we pay well, but they are valued and trusted employees north of 90% of the time.
    Best economic thing for America is for our population, all races, to be gainfully employed in decent paying jobs.

  50. @Reg Cæsar
    19 Douglases, 9 Donalds, 4 Ronalds... Are you sure this is Scotland? Three spellings of Mohammed each top those three combined. Two spellings of Cohen equal them.

    Male Ashleys outnumber female.

    Regrettably this is, indeed Scotland 2019.

    In fairness part of the blame should be the Registrars’. Wokeness combined with snobbery produces the abundance of moronic names which ought to have been nipped in the bud.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    In fairness part of the blame should be the Registrars’. Wokeness combined with snobbery produces the abundance of moronic names which ought to have been nipped in the bud.
     
    Our Social Security Administration will not make a name public unless it reaches five instances in a year. This is for privacy protection.

    So we wouldn't see one-offs such as Aarchie (f), Zacrhyn (m), Zainulabedeen (m), Mopewafunjesu (m), Moteribafoluwa (m), Krsna (f), and Harbour-Hay (f). I like that last one.
  51. Is there anything in there for majority-owned or male-owned?

  52. @Tiny Duck
    yeah so dumb to be concerned about this, i mean its not like we jailed minorities for doing this same business for years

    This is a step in the right direction. What we need is a Person of Color Economic Empowerment Program where businesses MUST employ a certain number of People of Color

    white "men" created slavery and genocide. They use guns to compensate for there small genitals. They rape women. Get on twitter on you will see that People of Color and Females AGREE with myy assessment.

    TD, surprisingly I agree with you on the Person of Color Economic Empowerment Program, except help blacks start their own businesses and then it’s sink or swim, like every other small business owner. Making businesses employe a certain number of POC is a recipe for failure.

  53. @Reg Cæsar
    It was a pun. Sorry you didn't get it.

    Cooper likely died of hypothermia or pneumonia, given he was wearing penny loafers in the snow.

    DB Cooper likely died from a fall off a cliff or run-in with a Fir tree. Jumping into the mountains at night way before GPS was close to a suicide mission.

    There was a good movie made about the rest of his story, The Pursuit of DB Cooper, but it was just fiction.

    • Replies: @Anon
    I came across some news that part of the money Cooper had with him was found decomposing on the shore of a lake, and since he wouldn't have parted with it voluntarily, it's likely that Cooper likely landed in the lake and drowned.
  54. Not going to touch the Ahrobbed Arby’s case Steve?

  55. @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    I can’t stand the bogus “wire fraud” charge that the Feds use to bust people for stuff that isn’t actually illegal. Basically, if you tell a fib on the phone or over the internet it’s a federal crime. It’s a blank check for federal prosecutors. For example, this guy apparently only “violated university policy.”

    In reality, they are probably trying to squeeze and intimidate profs into giving information on the Chinese money flows, and not taking it in the future.

  56. The Flynn case bizarrely continues to explode.
    The judge has decided to pretend that the prosecution did not file for a dismissal, which would be a neat trick had he first gotten the prosecution on board with it. Flailing illegally, the judge has decided to call for amicus briefs (against procedure). Assuming he gets some never-trumper Russia hoax believer to amicus brief him a reason to keep going, there’s still the material which has come out and the prosecution not prosecuting.
    If top federal law enforcement people were willing to lie to judges, conspire, break the law, and spy on American citizens, would they not be willing to threaten a judge? Isn’t judge Sullivan’s behavior consistent with a scared threatened man?

  57. Charles Erwin Wilson [AKA "Charles Erwin Wilson Three"] says:
    @anon
    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers. They seem to be catching folks who can't keep good accounting of money they get from many sources. The purpose seems to be to discourage accepting funds of Chinese origin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee

    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers.

    You have to admire Chinese trolls, don’t you? The CCP doesn’t waste its money on nitwits like Tiny Duck or Corvinus. Nope, it buys top-end whores like this poster, whatever STDs they bring to the table. But hey, what is treason compared to advancing the Democrat Agenda? #WhateverItTakes

    • Agree: botazefa
    • Replies: @nebulafox
    I think TD is a parody.
  58. Charles Erwin Wilson [AKA "Charles Erwin Wilson Three"] says:
    @Anonymous
    Epic jackassery from Trump today ...

    He pushes negative interest rates and also gives credence to WaPo governors approval poll. This is him doing his idiotic False Flag Jujitsu again.

    It's a sh!t poll from Bezos Inc more crap from the sewer pipe. All Trump has to do is undermine its cred ... but NO he tries to turn it into a positive for himself. So lame so weak.

    Who the f*** is advising him other than Kushners. Apparently the deplorables have been tossed. Trump is waging a demoralization campaign against the deplorables...

    F*** YOU DONALD TRUMP

    Okay, the above CCP troll had risen to the level of imbecility. This troll cannot rise to idiocy. Time for his Chinese handlers to weld the doors to his room shut.

    • LOL: Manfred Arcane
  59. Charles Erwin Wilson [AKA "Charles Erwin Wilson Three"] says:
    @Anonymous
    Trump is drunk on his own polls.

    96% gop approval

    As long as this holds he will keep running left. Not sure about poll accuracy but probably good.

    Trump is not a true reformer. He cynically used a reform platform in 2016. Trump is a machiavellian. You could explain it to the MAGA crowd until the cows come home and they still don't get it:

    THE ONLY WAY TO BRING TRUMP TO THE RIGHT IS TO WITHDRAW APPROVAL

    This wouldn't be necessary if Trump were a true reformer. It is what it is. His second term will be pure Jeb if people don't wake up.

    Okay, this CCP troll is better than the previous two. The troll’s post is moronic, but hey, the CCP could do worse (and, as their predecessor trolls have proven, they already have).

  60. @Anonymous
    Trump is drunk on his own polls.

    96% gop approval

    As long as this holds he will keep running left. Not sure about poll accuracy but probably good.

    Trump is not a true reformer. He cynically used a reform platform in 2016. Trump is a machiavellian. You could explain it to the MAGA crowd until the cows come home and they still don't get it:

    THE ONLY WAY TO BRING TRUMP TO THE RIGHT IS TO WITHDRAW APPROVAL

    This wouldn't be necessary if Trump were a true reformer. It is what it is. His second term will be pure Jeb if people don't wake up.

    >This wouldn’t be necessary if Trump were a true reformer. It is what it is. His second term will be pure Jeb if people don’t wake up.<

    You're "riding with Biden". lol clown world

  61. I just don’t see upper middle class whites going to buy their weed from dingy shops with bad lighting run by grumpy DMV-worker types. Maybe NAMs will enjoy some short-lived, government subsidized dominance of the more downscale weed distribution and retail networks (although as others have pointed out, even there, they’ll get displaced by South or East Asians), but I just don’t see the iSteve vision playing out for this sector. The reality is that for many middle-to-upper class white people born after 1980, weed really isn’t seen as a downscale vice. These people want something along the lines of a craft beer / brewery tour experience and are willing to pay for it. That’s where the real money in legal weed is, and I don’t see government-backed loans for minority businesses shaping the industry all that much.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    Have you been into a weed shop? I admit, I haven't. There are none in my local area and I have no desire to acquire it.

    As I was driving on I-80 out of Sacramento the other day, I counted seven billboards advertising cannabis for sale in the city of Davis. Seven. In a city of 70k people. What is this cannabis that makes it so popular? Perhaps its some sort of new health fad, like kombucha or keto, that everyone is suddenly on board with. I've heard that it's smoked, and that's curious because the other thing that people smoke, tobacco, gets no advertisement on the freeways. In fact, I see billboards saying that tobacco will kill you and the companies that make cigarettes are evil profiteers.

    Let's make a plan, Pirelli, to do some investigating. I'll go to Davis and visit a cannabis shop and let you know what I see and what the prices are. If this stuff isn't legal in your state, try to find the illegal varieties and let me know about price and the people involved... please don't smoke it, though! Smoking gives you lung cancer and COPD and emphysema and such. Plus it enriches dirty capitalists who want to profit from your addiction.
  62. When you hear about all the things the House has crammed into the bill, you see why the Coronavirus Panic feeds right into the hands of the power hungry and those who wish to erase the America we know forever.

    This crisis has the potential to shut us down enough to allow them to come in and fill the vacuum. We will never get our country back if this continues. There will be permanent, leftist, authoritarian control of an impoverished, dependent population in what will amount to a socialist police state — run for the benefit of a global elite even more than it already is now.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    C'mon, Buzz. What's with all this "muh freedom" talk? You're killing grandma.
  63. Lot says:

    OT re race and crime:

    Race and crime stats have long been inaccurate because hispanics can be coded as white black hispanic and other depending on the jurisdiction.

    Over the years I have noticed this issue gradually disappearing. I am pleased to report San Diego’s sheriff has basically fixed it.

    When I first used the system, I noticed that about 40% of people with hispanic surnames were coded as white.

    While 90%+ euro Latin-Americans do exist here, they are probably less than a tenth of the overall Hispanic population and an even lower share of the Hispanics arrestee population. In other words, the stats were really bad circa 2006.

    Now, they are just about perfect! Especially for government work.

    Do some warrant searches on sdsheriff.net to see what I mean. You’ll see 99% of people with spanish surnames or given names are coded as “Hispanic/Latin/Mexican.”

    Arabs are coded as “Other.”

    They also separate categories for the major asian groups. It is only here the coding could be improved. The few hindus in the system get confused: the 4 wanted “Patels” are coded as Other, Other, Black, Other Asian. A wanted Inderjit Singh is Unknown while crime couple Narindar and Sarender Singh are “Hispanic.”

    However, Hindus are probably 1.5% of the county and < 0.5% of the criminals, so not a big deal.

    Not many criminal Koreans. “Kim” has few results and mostly are 2nd gen millennials with anglo names and often Korean middle names, e.g. Arthur Hwansoo Kim, b. 1990, a hulking 5-8 and 127lbs, wanted for DUI. While there is a Korean category, “Other Asian” is more common for obvious Koreans.

  64. @Neuday

    It doesn’t matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It’s just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker–she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.
     
    Much as Americans rue the day we imported Africans, Blacks should rue the day they decided not to oppose immigration.

    Blacks were instructed by our Overlords that the most important thing is to Get Whitey. Granted, they didn’t need much help with that, but if actual Americans still held the reins of mass-media propaganda, they might (helpfully) have pointed out to the Africans that they were cutting off their own noses. Heh, I said noses.

  65. @Cortes
    Regrettably this is, indeed Scotland 2019.

    In fairness part of the blame should be the Registrars’. Wokeness combined with snobbery produces the abundance of moronic names which ought to have been nipped in the bud.

    In fairness part of the blame should be the Registrars’. Wokeness combined with snobbery produces the abundance of moronic names which ought to have been nipped in the bud.

    Our Social Security Administration will not make a name public unless it reaches five instances in a year. This is for privacy protection.

    So we wouldn’t see one-offs such as Aarchie (f), Zacrhyn (m), Zainulabedeen (m), Mopewafunjesu (m), Moteribafoluwa (m), Krsna (f), and Harbour-Hay (f). I like that last one.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Our Social Security Administration will not make a name public unless it reaches five instances in a year. This is for privacy protection.
     
    Right! And speaking of...

    Hackers have attacked the Web site of top showbiz attorney Allen Grubman, demanding $21 million while threatening to reveal personal details of his clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.

    Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks’ site is down, and the hackers claim to have 756 gigabytes of data including contracts and personal e-mails. A screenshot alleged to be a contract for Madonna has already been released.

    Musicians represented by the firm include Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, U2 and Drake. Other clients listed are Priyanka Chopra, Robert De Niro, Sofía Vergara, LeBron James and Mike Tyson.

    https://pagesix.com/2020/05/12/allen-grubmans-client-files-hacked-and-held-for-ransom/
     

    756 gigs? We may yet enjoy some good Corona Entertainment after all.

    Please, Grubman et al, stand firm! Don't give in to blackmail!
    Tell them hackers to go F themselves! Do it now!

  66. @Anonymous
    OT

    Didn’t take long for jogging to get the ‘it’s racist’ treatment from the NYT. This one’s calling your name, Mr Sailer.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/opinion/running-jogging-race-ahmaud-arbery.html#click=https://t.co/z7Vsnn8qUp

    The article is by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, a professor at The New School in lower Manhattan. Prof. Petrzela has a video on her website, and others on Youtube, explaining what she’s about.

    https://nataliapetrzela.com/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Video was meh. Bio though had me audibly cracking up. Really worth a read
  67. If you like weedpa, and you’re fond of rations, you’re gonna be stoked for this bill.

  68. @Reg Cæsar

    In fairness part of the blame should be the Registrars’. Wokeness combined with snobbery produces the abundance of moronic names which ought to have been nipped in the bud.
     
    Our Social Security Administration will not make a name public unless it reaches five instances in a year. This is for privacy protection.

    So we wouldn't see one-offs such as Aarchie (f), Zacrhyn (m), Zainulabedeen (m), Mopewafunjesu (m), Moteribafoluwa (m), Krsna (f), and Harbour-Hay (f). I like that last one.

    Our Social Security Administration will not make a name public unless it reaches five instances in a year. This is for privacy protection.

    Right! And speaking of…

    Hackers have attacked the Web site of top showbiz attorney Allen Grubman, demanding $21 million while threatening to reveal personal details of his clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.

    Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks’ site is down, and the hackers claim to have 756 gigabytes of data including contracts and personal e-mails. A screenshot alleged to be a contract for Madonna has already been released.

    Musicians represented by the firm include Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, U2 and Drake. Other clients listed are Priyanka Chopra, Robert De Niro, Sofía Vergara, LeBron James and Mike Tyson.

    https://pagesix.com/2020/05/12/allen-grubmans-client-files-hacked-and-held-for-ransom/

    756 gigs? We may yet enjoy some good Corona Entertainment after all.

    Please, Grubman et al, stand firm! Don’t give in to blackmail!
    Tell them hackers to go F themselves! Do it now!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    ...threatening to reveal personal details of his clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.
     
    That sounds like a threat, all right. To us.

    Sir Elton got his stage-- and now legal-- name from Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. If you do this kind of thing with him and Lady Gaga, cloning the Ls, you can get Elton Gallegly.


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/elton_gallegly


    Just take an E from Streisand in trade for the A that Barbra has always needed.
  69. As bad as a couple million people dying would be, what would be even worse would be, well, you know.

    How Pandemic Shattered the Harmony of Medieval Europe’s Diverse Cities
    In the aftermath of the plague, division and discord spread in medieval cities.
    The Conversation / Miri Rubin

    My book ‘Cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe’ is about the ways newcomers were received and accepted in medieval cities: how strangers became neighbours, and how calamity made them strangers again. Published amid the coronavirus pandemic and the changes it has brought to urban life, the subject has taken on a new poignancy.

    …medieval cities and towns became truly diverse. A constant flow of newcomers offered labour in workshops and in service.

    Then came the Great Plague, which killed some chosenites along with its intended victims. But, even worse:

    The language of division, separation and exclusion entered a space once filled by ideas of a common good. Its most effective carriers were preachers, often Franciscan friars. Jews, heretics, suspect women, newcomers, the poor, were subject to discipline, punishment and sometimes death.

    In many cities, buildings stood empty and prospects remained bleak for a century and more. Division and suspicion were spread by professional moralisers, whose toxic message had been kept somewhat at bay in better times.

    If there is a lesson to be learned, it is this: the aftermath of calamity is dangerous too. We must all be vigilant; a sickness of the body can also poison the mind of the body politic.

    So watch what you say, racists. We are vigilant. And we have Google.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    I thought this was interesting.... Amazon WANTS diversity because it's bad for labor unions....and there is NOTHING elites want more than to neuter any power labor types have....

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/4/20/21228324/amazon-whole-foods-unionization-heat-map-union

    https://observer.com/2020/04/amazon-whole-foods-anti-union-technology-heat-map/amp/

    https://amp.reddit.com/r/UFCW/comments/g7msj1/leaked_amazon_whole_foods_docs_workforce/
  70. OT: Special election reportedly has flipped a House seat to the Republicans in California’s 25th District. That appears to be a swing district. They’ve voted for Clinton, Romney, Obama, and Bush there.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    OT: Special election reportedly has flipped a House seat to the Republicans in California’s 25th District. That appears to be a swing district. They’ve voted for Clinton, Romney, Obama, and Bush there.
     
    By the way, did you know that Mike Garcia is a fighter pilot? You might not have known that:

    https://www.electmikegarcia.com/issues/

    He was also endorsed by Nikki Haley.

    https://www.electmikegarcia.com/ambassador-nikki-haley-endorses-mike-garcia/

    I feel better already. It's good to know that Israel and Raytheon have a new Congressman.

    I mentioned he's a fighter pilot, right?
  71. @Achmed E. Newman
    DB Cooper likely died from a fall off a cliff or run-in with a Fir tree. Jumping into the mountains at night way before GPS was close to a suicide mission.

    There was a good movie made about the rest of his story, The Pursuit of DB Cooper, but it was just fiction.

    I came across some news that part of the money Cooper had with him was found decomposing on the shore of a lake, and since he wouldn’t have parted with it voluntarily, it’s likely that Cooper likely landed in the lake and drowned.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    That could be. If D.B. Cooper was lucky enough to have landed in a lake rather than in tall trees or INTO a steep-sloped side of a mountain, he would have frozen his butt off after cutting the chute loose (he should have had a knife for that, but, again, this was not a professional job).

    Think about this: The position of the 727 with the navigation equipment in the early 1970s would be only known within 2 miles in cruise flight there, not the 10 ft. we have today. Even a professional who timed his jump out the (now-dubbed) D.B. Cooper stairs precisely would not be able to be assured of any good landing spot in that kind of weather (I think a cloudy night, so no moon) and hostile terrain.

    A half-way safe landing spot, which he would have had a good chance at in daylight or a full moon, would have been just the first hurtle, of course.

    Now if this had been over farmland in Kansas, his odd would have been reversed. But, I guess that's not where the money was.
    , @anon
    I came across some news that part of the money Cooper had with him was found decomposing on the shore of a lake,

    Not quite correct, it was found in 1980 by an 8 year old boy on the banks of the Columbia river downstream from Victoria, Washington. Since Cooper stepped off the ramp "somewhere" between Washington and Nevada, it's amazing any of the cash survived at all.

    Here's a very niche article. I'm amazed the Feds gave some of the $20's back to the boy who found them. Although it took a few years...this article is part 1 of 3.

    In 1986, after protracted negotiations, the recovered notes were divided equally between Ingram and Northwest Orient’s insurer, with the FBI retaining 14 examples as evidence.
     

    Ingram kept the partial notes and fragments for decades in the pages of photo albums.
     
    https://www.coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/1971-skyjacking-cash-ransom-found-by-eight-year-old-in-1980.html
  72. @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    To be fair there aren’t many white guys around left to be engineering professors. I attended an SEC college when I did my two years (didn’t finish) and a quarter to a third of the STEM professors and at least half the grad students in STEM programs bwere Asian FOREIGN students of whatever variety. Not Asian Americans….and that was about 20 yrs ago. Probably worse now.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    To be fair there aren’t many white guys around left to be engineering professors. I attended an SEC college when I did my two years (didn’t finish) and a quarter to a third of the STEM professors and at least half the grad students in STEM programs bwere Asian FOREIGN students of whatever variety. Not Asian Americans….and that was about 20 yrs ago. Probably worse now.
     
    In some of the smaller universities there's some pretty blatant ethnic nepotism going on when it comes to hiring. South asians are pretty good at that.
  73. @Mr McKenna
    As bad as a couple million people dying would be, what would be even worse would be, well, you know.

    How Pandemic Shattered the Harmony of Medieval Europe’s Diverse Cities
    In the aftermath of the plague, division and discord spread in medieval cities.
    The Conversation / Miri Rubin

    My book 'Cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe' is about the ways newcomers were received and accepted in medieval cities: how strangers became neighbours, and how calamity made them strangers again. Published amid the coronavirus pandemic and the changes it has brought to urban life, the subject has taken on a new poignancy.

    ...medieval cities and towns became truly diverse. A constant flow of newcomers offered labour in workshops and in service.
     

    Then came the Great Plague, which killed some chosenites along with its intended victims. But, even worse:

    The language of division, separation and exclusion entered a space once filled by ideas of a common good. Its most effective carriers were preachers, often Franciscan friars. Jews, heretics, suspect women, newcomers, the poor, were subject to discipline, punishment and sometimes death.

    In many cities, buildings stood empty and prospects remained bleak for a century and more. Division and suspicion were spread by professional moralisers, whose toxic message had been kept somewhat at bay in better times.

    If there is a lesson to be learned, it is this: the aftermath of calamity is dangerous too. We must all be vigilant; a sickness of the body can also poison the mind of the body politic.
     

    So watch what you say, racists. We are vigilant. And we have Google.
    • Replies: @dfordoom

    I thought this was interesting…. Amazon WANTS diversity because it’s bad for labor unions….and there is NOTHING elites want more than to neuter any power labor types have….
     
    That's also why elites were so keen to bring more women into the workforce.
  74. PBS has new documentary out promoting the victimhood of Asian Americans. Before you know it they to are gonna be crying for reparASIANS!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Heh!
  75. In Madrid there are enormous food queues everywhere. Churches say they are distributing amounts of food for people waiting for hours as in the 1940ies after civil war. The MSM is not reporting the full extent of the misery :

    https://elpais.com/espana/madrid/2020-04-23/la-pobreza-inicia-su-escalada-cada-dia-viene-gente-nueva-las-colas-son-larguisimas-para-pedir-comida.html

  76. @Anon
    I came across some news that part of the money Cooper had with him was found decomposing on the shore of a lake, and since he wouldn't have parted with it voluntarily, it's likely that Cooper likely landed in the lake and drowned.

    That could be. If D.B. Cooper was lucky enough to have landed in a lake rather than in tall trees or INTO a steep-sloped side of a mountain, he would have frozen his butt off after cutting the chute loose (he should have had a knife for that, but, again, this was not a professional job).

    Think about this: The position of the 727 with the navigation equipment in the early 1970s would be only known within 2 miles in cruise flight there, not the 10 ft. we have today. Even a professional who timed his jump out the (now-dubbed) D.B. Cooper stairs precisely would not be able to be assured of any good landing spot in that kind of weather (I think a cloudy night, so no moon) and hostile terrain.

    A half-way safe landing spot, which he would have had a good chance at in daylight or a full moon, would have been just the first hurtle, of course.

    Now if this had been over farmland in Kansas, his odd would have been reversed. But, I guess that’s not where the money was.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    I always hoped DB Cooper got away with it.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    the (now-dubbed) D.B. Cooper stairs

     

    This should be renamed the Slater Slide, after another Steven:

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jetblue-flight-attendant-quits-job-via-escape-slide
  77. @Bostonvegas
    PBS has new documentary out promoting the victimhood of Asian Americans. Before you know it they to are gonna be crying for reparASIANS!

    Heh!

  78. J says:
    @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    Peterike: “maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don’t want to do anymore.” You want to be sarcastic and witty, but increasingly, that seems to be the situation. When I was in the university years ago, ALL the textbooks were American (or British). I may be exaggerating but not much that today, textbooks are written by Taiwanese or Chinese-Americans, and not a few, by Indians. Publishers are desperate for American engineering authors, but they are not standing in queue.

    • Replies: @Meretricious
    So you say, but IME very few publishers want to hear from white guys nowadays--no matter how expert. I mean, why bother when they either will be panned in the press or won't get reviewed at all. Either way the publisher can't sell the books.
  79. @Redneck farmer
    I'm reminded of a Canadian talk show I heard one night. The host's comment about the provincial budget expecting 2 years of losses from marijuana sales was a classic:"How do you lose money selling pot?"
    I think we're going to find out how many people can lose money selling pot thanks to weedparations!

    What?? But these are the same people who told me years ago that weed was great stuff for industrial production of hemp rope, hemp paper, hemp gumbo, fried hemp, sautéed hemp … they seemed so motivated back then…

    See “Former Future Captains of the Hemp Industry”. “I can make a hat, a broach, a pterodactyl.”

  80. @J
    Peterike: "maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don’t want to do anymore." You want to be sarcastic and witty, but increasingly, that seems to be the situation. When I was in the university years ago, ALL the textbooks were American (or British). I may be exaggerating but not much that today, textbooks are written by Taiwanese or Chinese-Americans, and not a few, by Indians. Publishers are desperate for American engineering authors, but they are not standing in queue.

    So you say, but IME very few publishers want to hear from white guys nowadays–no matter how expert. I mean, why bother when they either will be panned in the press or won’t get reviewed at all. Either way the publisher can’t sell the books.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    A couple of white gun experts decided that the world needed new publisher and created Headstamp Publishing recently. Ian McCollom wrote it's first book on French military rifles. The world always benefits from more books.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL6ynKsoD-U

    https://www.headstamppublishing.com/about
  81. @peterike
    OT: More goodness from China!

    A University of Arkansas engineering professor was busted on a wire fraud charge for failing to reveal ties to Chinese government and businesses while trying to get federal grants from NASA, the Justice Department said.

    Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, received more than $5 million in federal funding for research projects but violated university policy by failing to reveal his ties to Beijing, Fox News reported.


    Huh, Arkansas is just where you'd expect to find a Chinese professor! Just goes to show how widespread is the abject insanity of letting Chinese anywhere near our universities, much less being an increasingly dominant player at both the student and staff levels. And we hand the guy $5 million in federal funds!

    Well maybe a university engineering professor is a job that Americans just don't want to do anymore.

    …Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville,…

    Uh huh! At least they didn’t say “Fayetteville man“…

  82. @Dieter Kief

    the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker–she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

     

    Man, this ain't the multicultural dream no more, it's the real thing.

    (My line is stolen from Bob Dylan's Senor - Tales of Yankee powder)

    (Ohh - this is a typo - tales of Yankee POWER it should read - ok, ok... hehe)

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    Oh - didn't know - - great!
  83. @Buzz Mohawk
    When weed was illegal in Olde Colorado, you just always knew someone who sold it. Everybody had it. You couldn't go to a party without it magically appearing. It was like how all the best social functions feature servers going around with trays of drinks. Just take one.

    If Steve's Weedparations Bill makes it into law, you will have to go to a black owned and operated store, and the service will be terrible.

    No matter. All the stores -- and growers and suppliers, and the weed brands! -- will be owned by Jews in a generation. And no, this is not an antisemitic comment. Everything will be fine and normal then, like everything else. I'm looking forward to the TeeVee commercials.

    And the product placement in Hollyweed movies! Instead of doctors and detectives lighting up cigarettes like they did in the old films, everybody will be smoking joints.

    One effect of legal weed in Vermont is that its exchange value has dropped close to zero. Same in California. Time was, you could slip a fat quarter to the right guy for a lift pass or a bushel of apples and a full Z was good for a cord of wood. No more. A young cousin in Burlington mentioned on Facebook that he’s got a pile of weed he doesn’t have a use for. No one spoke up for it. Likely because they all prefer vaping.

    A great brand name for weed would be, “Top Bud.” I think it’s available.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2014) - Comedy Movie HD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFjTPdhd3Tc

    Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It - Full Movie:
    https://vimeopro.com/topsailproductions/tpbiii-dont-legalize-it/video/87832144

    ******

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71ul8e5PmXL._SL1500_.jpg

    https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/e6482423239819.5632174b47609.jpg
  84. @Anon
    OT: Special election reportedly has flipped a House seat to the Republicans in California's 25th District. That appears to be a swing district. They've voted for Clinton, Romney, Obama, and Bush there.

    OT: Special election reportedly has flipped a House seat to the Republicans in California’s 25th District. That appears to be a swing district. They’ve voted for Clinton, Romney, Obama, and Bush there.

    By the way, did you know that Mike Garcia is a fighter pilot? You might not have known that:

    https://www.electmikegarcia.com/issues/

    He was also endorsed by Nikki Haley.

    https://www.electmikegarcia.com/ambassador-nikki-haley-endorses-mike-garcia/

    I feel better already. It’s good to know that Israel and Raytheon have a new Congressman.

    I mentioned he’s a fighter pilot, right?

    • LOL: Meretricious
  85. Federal legislation to help get more drugs into black and Hispanic areas is just what is needed.

  86. @Neoconned
    To be fair there aren't many white guys around left to be engineering professors. I attended an SEC college when I did my two years (didn't finish) and a quarter to a third of the STEM professors and at least half the grad students in STEM programs bwere Asian FOREIGN students of whatever variety. Not Asian Americans....and that was about 20 yrs ago. Probably worse now.

    To be fair there aren’t many white guys around left to be engineering professors. I attended an SEC college when I did my two years (didn’t finish) and a quarter to a third of the STEM professors and at least half the grad students in STEM programs bwere Asian FOREIGN students of whatever variety. Not Asian Americans….and that was about 20 yrs ago. Probably worse now.

    In some of the smaller universities there’s some pretty blatant ethnic nepotism going on when it comes to hiring. South asians are pretty good at that.

    • Agree: Neoconned
    • Replies: @Meretricious
    It's spread to many larger universities too, and if you count TWMNBN it's been going on at most of America's prominent institutions for several decades now.
  87. @Buzz Mohawk
    When you hear about all the things the House has crammed into the bill, you see why the Coronavirus Panic feeds right into the hands of the power hungry and those who wish to erase the America we know forever.

    This crisis has the potential to shut us down enough to allow them to come in and fill the vacuum. We will never get our country back if this continues. There will be permanent, leftist, authoritarian control of an impoverished, dependent population in what will amount to a socialist police state -- run for the benefit of a global elite even more than it already is now.

    C’mon, Buzz. What’s with all this “muh freedom” talk? You’re killing grandma.

  88. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    This busting China connection has the smell of House Unamerican Activities Committee outing Communist Sympathizers.
     
    You have to admire Chinese trolls, don't you? The CCP doesn't waste its money on nitwits like Tiny Duck or Corvinus. Nope, it buys top-end whores like this poster, whatever STDs they bring to the table. But hey, what is treason compared to advancing the Democrat Agenda? #WhateverItTakes

    I think TD is a parody.

  89. @Anon
    Id rather blacks have an advantage in selling liquors and wines instead. I do not like weed. Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many. We have legal cbd products available so we can have cannaboids' positive attributes available without short term memories being damaged and ambitions being squelched.

    “Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many.”

    Not in my experience. Most of the weedians I know are employed and ambitious. They usually toke up in the evening, after the work is done. Those who don’t take this approach and use weed throughout the day and night tend to be creatives, and believe it enhances their work. It doesn’t; but creatives are usually high-strung or depressive, and the herb softens the harsh edges of reality.

  90. @pirelli
    I just don’t see upper middle class whites going to buy their weed from dingy shops with bad lighting run by grumpy DMV-worker types. Maybe NAMs will enjoy some short-lived, government subsidized dominance of the more downscale weed distribution and retail networks (although as others have pointed out, even there, they’ll get displaced by South or East Asians), but I just don’t see the iSteve vision playing out for this sector. The reality is that for many middle-to-upper class white people born after 1980, weed really isn’t seen as a downscale vice. These people want something along the lines of a craft beer / brewery tour experience and are willing to pay for it. That’s where the real money in legal weed is, and I don’t see government-backed loans for minority businesses shaping the industry all that much.

    Have you been into a weed shop? I admit, I haven’t. There are none in my local area and I have no desire to acquire it.

    As I was driving on I-80 out of Sacramento the other day, I counted seven billboards advertising cannabis for sale in the city of Davis. Seven. In a city of 70k people. What is this cannabis that makes it so popular? Perhaps its some sort of new health fad, like kombucha or keto, that everyone is suddenly on board with. I’ve heard that it’s smoked, and that’s curious because the other thing that people smoke, tobacco, gets no advertisement on the freeways. In fact, I see billboards saying that tobacco will kill you and the companies that make cigarettes are evil profiteers.

    Let’s make a plan, Pirelli, to do some investigating. I’ll go to Davis and visit a cannabis shop and let you know what I see and what the prices are. If this stuff isn’t legal in your state, try to find the illegal varieties and let me know about price and the people involved… please don’t smoke it, though! Smoking gives you lung cancer and COPD and emphysema and such. Plus it enriches dirty capitalists who want to profit from your addiction.

  91. @Lot
    Check out Alex Berenson’s work on marijuana:

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/01/07/the-case-against-cannabis


    He’s also IMO the overall best of the anti-shutdown voices:

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/does-the-king-of-the-covid-19-contrarians-have-a-case

    Can’t say I fully agree with him on either topic, but on both he probably changed my mind more any others.

    My view on the shutdown and CV hasn’t changed further in the past month: pessimistic about a cure, very pessimistic about the economy. I agree with the anti-shutdowners on policy, but think they tend to grasp on any bit of good news and understate how bad the situation will be.

    “Check out Alex Berenson’s work on marijuana”

    Check out Alex Berenson’s work on the virus.

  92. @Reg Cæsar
    It was a pun. Sorry you didn't get it.

    Cooper likely died of hypothermia or pneumonia, given he was wearing penny loafers in the snow.

    “given he was wearing penny loafers in the snow”

    The penny loafers confirm the rumor: Burgess Meredith was D.B. Cooper.

  93. @Meretricious
    So you say, but IME very few publishers want to hear from white guys nowadays--no matter how expert. I mean, why bother when they either will be panned in the press or won't get reviewed at all. Either way the publisher can't sell the books.

    A couple of white gun experts decided that the world needed new publisher and created Headstamp Publishing recently. Ian McCollom wrote it’s first book on French military rifles. The world always benefits from more books.

    https://www.headstamppublishing.com/about

  94. @Achmed E. Newman
    That could be. If D.B. Cooper was lucky enough to have landed in a lake rather than in tall trees or INTO a steep-sloped side of a mountain, he would have frozen his butt off after cutting the chute loose (he should have had a knife for that, but, again, this was not a professional job).

    Think about this: The position of the 727 with the navigation equipment in the early 1970s would be only known within 2 miles in cruise flight there, not the 10 ft. we have today. Even a professional who timed his jump out the (now-dubbed) D.B. Cooper stairs precisely would not be able to be assured of any good landing spot in that kind of weather (I think a cloudy night, so no moon) and hostile terrain.

    A half-way safe landing spot, which he would have had a good chance at in daylight or a full moon, would have been just the first hurtle, of course.

    Now if this had been over farmland in Kansas, his odd would have been reversed. But, I guess that's not where the money was.

    I always hoped DB Cooper got away with it.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Go watch the movie then, JDB. It's made up, but my type of movie. I can't remember the ending (which is great, as I can see it again soon), so I can't tell you if DB Cooper really got away with it at the end of that story either.
  95. anon[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    I came across some news that part of the money Cooper had with him was found decomposing on the shore of a lake, and since he wouldn't have parted with it voluntarily, it's likely that Cooper likely landed in the lake and drowned.

    I came across some news that part of the money Cooper had with him was found decomposing on the shore of a lake,

    Not quite correct, it was found in 1980 by an 8 year old boy on the banks of the Columbia river downstream from Victoria, Washington. Since Cooper stepped off the ramp “somewhere” between Washington and Nevada, it’s amazing any of the cash survived at all.

    Here’s a very niche article. I’m amazed the Feds gave some of the $20’s back to the boy who found them. Although it took a few years…this article is part 1 of 3.

    In 1986, after protracted negotiations, the recovered notes were divided equally between Ingram and Northwest Orient’s insurer, with the FBI retaining 14 examples as evidence.

    Ingram kept the partial notes and fragments for decades in the pages of photo albums.

    https://www.coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/1971-skyjacking-cash-ransom-found-by-eight-year-old-in-1980.html

  96. @Tim
    It doesn't matter how much of an advantage they give to African Americans in the weed selling business, the Koreans age going to swoop in and take over on the market.

    It's just like African American hair products. Blacks used to have a lock on that, in fact the first American woman to make herself a millionaire was a black female, Madam C.J. Walker--she even beat out white women businesswomen.

    But the Koreans came in and took the whole racket over.

    Here in California the legal-ish weed business is owned by sketchy Middle Eastern gold-chain types (Persians and new Armenians) and some white Hispanics and their employees are predominantly mestizo Hispanics.

    The necessity of running these businesses on a cash basis and with armed security seems to be keeping the east Asians away.

  97. @Jim Don Bob
    I always hoped DB Cooper got away with it.

    Go watch the movie then, JDB. It’s made up, but my type of movie. I can’t remember the ending (which is great, as I can see it again soon), so I can’t tell you if DB Cooper really got away with it at the end of that story either.

  98. @Ganderson
    https://youtu.be/830_e6tD8Fw

    Oh – didn’t know – – great!

  99. @Mr McKenna

    Our Social Security Administration will not make a name public unless it reaches five instances in a year. This is for privacy protection.
     
    Right! And speaking of...

    Hackers have attacked the Web site of top showbiz attorney Allen Grubman, demanding $21 million while threatening to reveal personal details of his clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.

    Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks’ site is down, and the hackers claim to have 756 gigabytes of data including contracts and personal e-mails. A screenshot alleged to be a contract for Madonna has already been released.

    Musicians represented by the firm include Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, U2 and Drake. Other clients listed are Priyanka Chopra, Robert De Niro, Sofía Vergara, LeBron James and Mike Tyson.

    https://pagesix.com/2020/05/12/allen-grubmans-client-files-hacked-and-held-for-ransom/
     

    756 gigs? We may yet enjoy some good Corona Entertainment after all.

    Please, Grubman et al, stand firm! Don't give in to blackmail!
    Tell them hackers to go F themselves! Do it now!

    …threatening to reveal personal details of his clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.

    That sounds like a threat, all right. To us.

    Sir Elton got his stage– and now legal– name from Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. If you do this kind of thing with him and Lady Gaga, cloning the Ls, you can get Elton Gallegly.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/elton_gallegly

    Just take an E from Streisand in trade for the A that Barbra has always needed.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Now they're claiming to have devastating dirt on Trump. How likely is that? And why on earth would that induce Grubman to pay up anyway? More likely the contrary.

    https://pagesix.com/2020/05/14/la-law-firm-hackers-double-ransom-demand-threaten-donald-trump/
  100. @Achmed E. Newman
    That could be. If D.B. Cooper was lucky enough to have landed in a lake rather than in tall trees or INTO a steep-sloped side of a mountain, he would have frozen his butt off after cutting the chute loose (he should have had a knife for that, but, again, this was not a professional job).

    Think about this: The position of the 727 with the navigation equipment in the early 1970s would be only known within 2 miles in cruise flight there, not the 10 ft. we have today. Even a professional who timed his jump out the (now-dubbed) D.B. Cooper stairs precisely would not be able to be assured of any good landing spot in that kind of weather (I think a cloudy night, so no moon) and hostile terrain.

    A half-way safe landing spot, which he would have had a good chance at in daylight or a full moon, would have been just the first hurtle, of course.

    Now if this had been over farmland in Kansas, his odd would have been reversed. But, I guess that's not where the money was.

    the (now-dubbed) D.B. Cooper stairs

    This should be renamed the Slater Slide, after another Steven:

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jetblue-flight-attendant-quits-job-via-escape-slide

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I think that was a DC-9. The three holer was gone from US passenger service by then.
  101. @Anon
    Trump is talking about negative interest rates for a very particular reason. Americans are trying to save their money right now, and Trump wants to scare that money out of bank accounts and back into the stock market to make it go up. A lot of retirement accounts depend on stock prices returning to normal highs.

    “Trump is talking about negative interest rates for a very particular reason. Americans are trying to save their money right now, and Trump wants to scare that money out of bank accounts and back into the stock market to make it go up. A lot of retirement accounts depend on stock prices returning to normal highs.”

    Is not this tactic something that his Jewish handlers would advocate? Why are you protecting this clear Deep State strategy?

    • Troll: Manfred Arcane
  102. Just watching the local Los Angeles news. Latest state of California insanity. Landlords can’t evict. Must eat the loss. But instead of something like unemployment or food stamps to help the landlords will be offered a tax credit for the empty units.

    The idiots don’t know that to pay taxes and make use of tax credits one needs income. No income, no taxes. Every empt unit already lowers income and lessens taxes.

    Another piece of insanity California will ask people to pay 5 years income taxes in advance. The money paid will be used for some government subsidies to restart the economy which was doing just fine as of February 28.

    Now some multi racial guy talking about he is using being unemployed to think positive and thinking about new options and new skills he can develop at home. He’s growing into his New Space. His childhood bedroom in his parents home. He wrote an online book titled Let Go. You can download and read it while locked down.

  103. Anonymous[248] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    the (now-dubbed) D.B. Cooper stairs

     

    This should be renamed the Slater Slide, after another Steven:

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jetblue-flight-attendant-quits-job-via-escape-slide

    I think that was a DC-9. The three holer was gone from US passenger service by then.

    • Replies: @anon
    It was a Boeing 727, which had built "airstair" in the tail section. That's what Cooper jumped off of.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rwr727tail.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

    Search engines are cool! More people should use them!
  104. @George
    The language posted appears to be boiler plate minority+women set asides (can a woman born male apply for these programs?). I personally don't think that language will change anything since their are already generic set asides for minorities+Women.

    I think the original weed-parations program was something like Indian gaming, a monopoly on cannabis distribution awarded to Americans that could trace their ancestry US slaves. And all owners, employees and independent contractors would also have to be Americans that could trace their ancestry US slaves.

    The weed business in Ca will probably disappear due to high taxes and massive regulations. For instance the growers have to deal with 3 different water boards, federal state and county.
    Since it was legalized the state AG department has created as many regulations for weed growers as livestock farmers. Live stock are animals they get sick they get pregnant they need to be properly bred they must be healthy thus must be shipped slaughtered and the meat milk and eggs cared for according to health and safety standards.

    Weed? It doesn’t need those things, just water potassium and light.

    Licensed store owners face obstacles. Unlike hair dressers barbers electricians plumbers physicians nurses chiropractors lawyers paralegals real estate sales critters and brokers therapists counselors and every other occupation that requires a license, Weed Store owners must first get premises, then get the license.

    But it can take up to a year or more to get the weed seller license. Meanwhile the prospective weed seller is paying thousands of dollars in rent every month. Or not paying and the landlord can’t pay the mortgage and taxes.

    Also the weed stores must be in an existing retail space far from anywhere children congregate. Between schools parks swimming pools libraries community centers informal skate board parks* churches shuls other religious buildings day care centers in private homes and bus transfer stops high school kids use, there’s really not all that many existing retail stores not near where children congregate.

    Also many onerous regulations and licenses for the people who mix up weed, gum Arabic and flavoring for gummies.

    There’s weed treats for dogs. Looks like kibble.

    Don’t use it. If I did I’d probably grow my own and make some nasty tea as I don’t smoke.

    Another business destroyed by liberals and environmentalists.

    * informal skate board park is any place it’s possible to skate board.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    Surely you know that the illegal weed business is thriving in CA. We have several growers behind our property in the foothills. Officially, they're growing tomatoes or unspecified crops, but when you look at their operation from our hill, you can see it's clearly pot. And this is in just one small area in Calaveras County, lightly populated. Imagine what's going on under the radar in the remote spots further north.
  105. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan
    The article is by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, a professor at The New School in lower Manhattan. Prof. Petrzela has a video on her website, and others on Youtube, explaining what she's about.

    https://nataliapetrzela.com/

    https://i.imgur.com/9Po3LLF.jpg

    Video was meh. Bio though had me audibly cracking up. Really worth a read

  106. @Anonymous
    I think that was a DC-9. The three holer was gone from US passenger service by then.

    It was a Boeing 727, which had built “airstair” in the tail section. That’s what Cooper jumped off of.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

    Search engines are cool! More people should use them!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Slater was an Embraer. Cooper was the 727, search engine rocket surgeon.
  107. Anonymous[930] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon
    It was a Boeing 727, which had built "airstair" in the tail section. That's what Cooper jumped off of.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rwr727tail.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

    Search engines are cool! More people should use them!

    Slater was an Embraer. Cooper was the 727, search engine rocket surgeon.

    • Replies: @anon
    Slater was an Embraer.

    Who cares?

    Cooper was the 727,

    Correct. Thanks for agreeing with the facts.

    search engine rocket surgeon.

    lol.
  108. @Anonymous
    Slater was an Embraer. Cooper was the 727, search engine rocket surgeon.

    Slater was an Embraer.

    Who cares?

    Cooper was the 727,

    Correct. Thanks for agreeing with the facts.

    search engine rocket surgeon.

    lol.

  109. @Mr. Anon

    To be fair there aren’t many white guys around left to be engineering professors. I attended an SEC college when I did my two years (didn’t finish) and a quarter to a third of the STEM professors and at least half the grad students in STEM programs bwere Asian FOREIGN students of whatever variety. Not Asian Americans….and that was about 20 yrs ago. Probably worse now.
     
    In some of the smaller universities there's some pretty blatant ethnic nepotism going on when it comes to hiring. South asians are pretty good at that.

    It’s spread to many larger universities too, and if you count TWMNBN it’s been going on at most of America’s prominent institutions for several decades now.

  110. @Alden
    The weed business in Ca will probably disappear due to high taxes and massive regulations. For instance the growers have to deal with 3 different water boards, federal state and county.
    Since it was legalized the state AG department has created as many regulations for weed growers as livestock farmers. Live stock are animals they get sick they get pregnant they need to be properly bred they must be healthy thus must be shipped slaughtered and the meat milk and eggs cared for according to health and safety standards.

    Weed? It doesn’t need those things, just water potassium and light.

    Licensed store owners face obstacles. Unlike hair dressers barbers electricians plumbers physicians nurses chiropractors lawyers paralegals real estate sales critters and brokers therapists counselors and every other occupation that requires a license, Weed Store owners must first get premises, then get the license.

    But it can take up to a year or more to get the weed seller license. Meanwhile the prospective weed seller is paying thousands of dollars in rent every month. Or not paying and the landlord can’t pay the mortgage and taxes.

    Also the weed stores must be in an existing retail space far from anywhere children congregate. Between schools parks swimming pools libraries community centers informal skate board parks* churches shuls other religious buildings day care centers in private homes and bus transfer stops high school kids use, there’s really not all that many existing retail stores not near where children congregate.

    Also many onerous regulations and licenses for the people who mix up weed, gum Arabic and flavoring for gummies.

    There’s weed treats for dogs. Looks like kibble.

    Don’t use it. If I did I’d probably grow my own and make some nasty tea as I don’t smoke.

    Another business destroyed by liberals and environmentalists.

    * informal skate board park is any place it’s possible to skate board.

    Surely you know that the illegal weed business is thriving in CA. We have several growers behind our property in the foothills. Officially, they’re growing tomatoes or unspecified crops, but when you look at their operation from our hill, you can see it’s clearly pot. And this is in just one small area in Calaveras County, lightly populated. Imagine what’s going on under the radar in the remote spots further north.

  111. @syonredux
    Meanwhile, in the UK:

    Foreign killers may be spared deportation if they would get worse care in their homeland than under NHS - as landmark ruling risks throwing Government policy into chaos
    Criminals who prove low-quality care in home countries could stay in the UK
    The UK has been able to deport criminals receiving medical care since 2005
    The judgement has already delayed the case of a gang rapist from Somali
     

    Britain may be prevented from deporting dangerous foreign criminals if the healthcare system in their homeland is not as good as the NHS.
     

    A bombshell ruling from the Supreme Court means killers, rapists and drug dealers may be able to exploit controversial human rights laws to stay in the UK if they can argue they would be denied top-quality care if they were sent home.
     

    The landmark judgment – which risks throwing the Government’s deportation policy into chaos – has already delayed the case of gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed, whose deportation to Somalia in October 2018 was blocked by a mutiny among plane passengers at Heathrow.
     
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8304155/Foreign-killers-avoid-deportation-healthcare-home-countries-worse-NHS.html

    So if the Brits stopped the patriotic derping and honestly looked at their system… they’d be deporting everyone?

  112. Anonymous[175] • Disclaimer says:

    “Good Hair” is now free to watch on Youtube, btw. A lot of the documentary is taken up with a rather silly hairdresser convention face-off, but the bits about Korean supremacy in the $9 bn weave/relaxer industry supplied by South Asians make it worth a view.

  113. @Anon
    Id rather blacks have an advantage in selling liquors and wines instead. I do not like weed. Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many. We have legal cbd products available so we can have cannaboids' positive attributes available without short term memories being damaged and ambitions being squelched.

    Weed is a gateway to hard drugs for so many.

    Correlation is not causation. Might just as well say drinking water is a gateway to hard drugs for so many.

  114. @Anon
    Im simply of the opinion that when the psychological barrier is crossed when someone uses chemicals to -quickly- 'get high', a change in their situational morality takes place, and their resistance to using stouter chemicals to 'get high' quickly, not over the course of slowly drinking a six pack, isn't nearly as strong. And as another commenter noted in a link, weed seems to make a minority of users especially violent.
    Ive lost the argument anyway, weed is becoming legal in more and more places.

    Im simply of the opinion that when the psychological barrier is crossed when someone uses chemicals to -quickly- ‘get high’, a change in their situational morality takes place, and their resistance to using stouter chemicals to ‘get high’ quickly, not over the course of slowly drinking a six pack, isn’t nearly as strong. And as another commenter noted in a link, weed seems to make a minority of users especially violent.

    You’re correct of course.

    Ive lost the argument anyway, weed is becoming legal in more and more places.

    Yep. Legalising weed is a big mistake but it’s just one more in a long line of stupid mistakes. Our civilisation does seem to have a death wish.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  115. @Neoconned
    I thought this was interesting.... Amazon WANTS diversity because it's bad for labor unions....and there is NOTHING elites want more than to neuter any power labor types have....

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/4/20/21228324/amazon-whole-foods-unionization-heat-map-union

    https://observer.com/2020/04/amazon-whole-foods-anti-union-technology-heat-map/amp/

    https://amp.reddit.com/r/UFCW/comments/g7msj1/leaked_amazon_whole_foods_docs_workforce/

    I thought this was interesting…. Amazon WANTS diversity because it’s bad for labor unions….and there is NOTHING elites want more than to neuter any power labor types have….

    That’s also why elites were so keen to bring more women into the workforce.

  116. @Reg Cæsar

    ...threatening to reveal personal details of his clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.
     
    That sounds like a threat, all right. To us.

    Sir Elton got his stage-- and now legal-- name from Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. If you do this kind of thing with him and Lady Gaga, cloning the Ls, you can get Elton Gallegly.


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/elton_gallegly


    Just take an E from Streisand in trade for the A that Barbra has always needed.

    Now they’re claiming to have devastating dirt on Trump. How likely is that? And why on earth would that induce Grubman to pay up anyway? More likely the contrary.

    https://pagesix.com/2020/05/14/la-law-firm-hackers-double-ransom-demand-threaten-donald-trump/

  117. @David
    One effect of legal weed in Vermont is that its exchange value has dropped close to zero. Same in California. Time was, you could slip a fat quarter to the right guy for a lift pass or a bushel of apples and a full Z was good for a cord of wood. No more. A young cousin in Burlington mentioned on Facebook that he's got a pile of weed he doesn't have a use for. No one spoke up for it. Likely because they all prefer vaping.

    A great brand name for weed would be, "Top Bud." I think it's available.

    Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2014) – Comedy Movie HD

    [MORE]

    Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It – Full Movie:
    https://vimeopro.com/topsailproductions/tpbiii-dont-legalize-it/video/87832144

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