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As I pointed out a month ago:

If you look at the data behind this report, you will see this leftist group has characterized 617 incidents in the U.S. since the death of George Floyd as “riots,” with 598 falling in the subcategory of “violent demonstrations” and 19 of “mob violence.”

A few were unassociated with Black Lives Matter or Antifa, such as a July 21 brawl in Los Angeles between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. But the vast majority of the 617 riots were related to the media-proclaimed Racial Reckoning.

 
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  1. The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don’t believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don’t believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Jonathan Mason

    I'm sorry about the uncorrected typo errors in my post above. That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o'clock in the morning. I will not do that again.

    It should, of course, read, as any fool knows, "wrioting and rootin'-tootin' lootin'"!

    Replies: @tyrone, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @anonymous

    , @TWS
    @Jonathan Mason

    Every week police see something that fits the legal definition of a riot and don't call it that.

    Most cops don't call it a riot unless you've had to deal with serious group violence. A couple families fighting over who filled up the dumpster with broken furniture isn't a riot.

    , @bomag
    @Jonathan Mason

    OTOH, one is too many.

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Jonathan Mason

    Lol, Mason joins with the MSM in propping up the "mostly peaceful" narrative.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan, I live just outside of Buffalo. We had less than "peaceful demonstrations" in Buffalo and down the I-90 in Rochester and farther down the I-90 in Syracuse and of course NYC. However, the Amish who live around here maintained their peaceful lifestyle. Looting really doesn't have a lower limit unlike shoplifting. And an incendiary device that failed to consume a building in flames is still attempted arson. Where do you live?

    , @Michael S
    @Jonathan Mason

    Who gives a shit what happened in your exact zip code? There were hours upon hours of new raw footage coming out on YouTube everyday showing rioting and looting, too fast for them to suppress all of it.

    The only way anyone could possibly come away with the impression that the violence wasn't significant is if they only watched the mendacious media's carefully curated and often staged clips of the nonviolent moments.

    Portland literally had armed insurrection for 3 months straight. Seattle had the CHAZ - oh, I'm sorry, "CHOP" - did you forget? Yes, all of these are blue states or Democrat-run cities in red states (e.g. Louisville) - but if that's your point, then again, so what? Does it make Pence's statement false? Does the whole world revolve around you?

    Replies: @Richard B

    , @J.Ross
    @Jonathan Mason

    For the umpteenth time, are you and NPR not aware that we have video, pictures, and witnesses?

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Jonathan Mason


    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.
     
    There is a general loss of law and order in a lot of cities, abetted by prosecutors who don't prosecute criminals.

    I don’t believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.
     
    A lot of them just had their businesses closed for them by Governors. A lot of those businesses won't be coming back. And leaving the country isn't even an option for most people.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Jonathan Mason

    Downtown Boston: rioting, looting, arson, assaults on police, blocking of major traffic arteries and intersections, intimidation of bystanders. Ditto for at least a dozen cities within a fifty mile radius. The outbreaks of serious disorders began in May. In the beginning they flared up sporadically so that "peaceful demonstrations", which were actually violent riots appeared almost nightly on the late news. As the summer wore on the intensity declined and we are now almost back to normal.

    Of course, and as usual, Tuchman's Law is operative( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_W._Tuchman#Tuchman's_Law). My town, a near suburb of Boston, was unaffected, as were a clear majority of Massachusetts cities and towns.

    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    Jonathan, I live in basically the middle of nowhere, and there was rioting and looting in MY town.

    You're just completely full of crap.

    We get it, OK? You hate the police, and your favorite thing in the entire world is black crime. We get it. That's your opinion, and you're free to have it. But why bother lying about it? This isn't the Huffington Post, you know. We're not stupid around here.

    Replies: @Bragadocious

    , @obwandiyag
    @Jonathan Mason

    This just proves my point: alt-righters are sissy-poohs. Nyahnyahnyahnyahnyahnyah.

    In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard. Huge swathes of major cities, not little out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere Portland, were burned to the ground and some still haven't recovered.

    I guess it's because alt-righters're young. If you're young and there are no passenger pidgeons, you figure there never were any passenger pidgeons. And so a flock of starlings becomes The Birds.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    , @Richard B
    @Jonathan Mason

    Does anyone doubt that any city or town that has never had a riot could have one at the drop of a hat if that's what the hostile elite and their proxies want?

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    What does any of this matter though?

    Whether or not there's a riot in every city or town the USA is finished.

    Replies: @anon, @ScarletNumber, @ScarletNumber

    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    “So although foreign observers are getting the impression that (Germany) is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities (Crystalnacht) rather than a general loss of law and order.”

    Fixed it for you.

    , @West reanimator
    @Jonathan Mason


    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don’t believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.
     
    Post your zip code and we can fact check that for you.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jonathan Mason

    Ron, we need a "Bozo" button.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  2. Meanwhile, what percentage of Orthodox protests against partial synagogue closures after they refused to do social distancing haven’t involved some kind of antisocial behaviour?

    I mean if the media were interested in Trump supporters attacking journalists whilst engaged in anti-covid restrictions and violence.

    7 months too late Cuomo finally, kinda admits that the Orthodox were incubating cases at a vast scale in NYC and some towns in NY state like New Rochelle (Which briefly had the national guard lock the whole place down, you couldn’t even go for food, they brought it to you) whose Orthodox synagogue is believed to be the big incubating of cases that lead to most of the cases in NYC.

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Altai

    As virulently anti-Semitic as I am, pinning all the blame on the Jews here is very absurd. We all remember how city officials in NYC (and federal representatives like AOC) were encouraging people to engage in behavior that would clearly spread the virus well into February and I think into March too.

    NYC was a perfect storm of a large Chinese community bringing the coof back from home, Hasidim who have pure contempt even for their non-Hasidic fellow whites, and "anti-racist" virtue-signalling scumbags like de Blasio and AOC, all smushed together in what is by far the most densely populated area in the US.

    It is interesting to imagine how the response to this virus would have been had the outbreak originated in Russia. I suspect things would have gone very differently.

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Altai

    Cuomo is desperate to shift blame away from his nursing home Holocaust. I am sure he appreciates your helping hand.

    , @Joey
    @Altai

    I'd join Hale Bop before that sickening cult.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Altai

    Altai, andrew is too funny. Let's see him tell the AME Zion Baptist black churches to shut down. he can only do this because NY is a one party state. The Dems have votes to shed. he has, in the past, also told Pro-Lifers that they could leave NY if they didn't like the laws. Lower case letters because I loathe this POS.

    , @obwandiyag
    @Altai

    Yes, as you will note, it is the anti-maskers who are the dangerous ones.

    In my town, a guy shot a cop because he didn't want to wear a mask.

    I hear anti-maskers are trying to kidnap people for making them wear a mask.

    And of course, alt-righters, most of whom are hoaxer anti-maskers, are sissies, little little sissie poohs. Somebody looks at them sideways for not wearing a mask and they're all microaggressed upon, the poor little crybabies.

  3. Fact Check: Vice President Pence characterized the protests that followed George Floyd’s killing as “rioting and looting.”

    That is misleading.

    A recent report found that more than 93% of protests over the summer were peaceful.

    Where is the evidence that Floyd was killed. Certainly not in the Medical Examiner’s report.
    In 3 sentences, NPR brazenly peddles 2 lies.
    NPR = National Propaganda Radio.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Verymuchalive

    Trump and the Republicans should have removed all federal funding for "public" radio and television in January 2016.

    A missed opportunity.

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Verymuchalive

    NPR still occasionally peddles the nonsense that Trayvon Martin was an innocent, boyish looking teen on a Skittles run when he was attacked and killed by a racisss White Hispanic, Michael Brown was a "gentle giant" gunned down by a racisss cop as he held his hands up in surrender, et al. ad nauseam.

    I no longer pay any attention to their so-called "journalism".

    Replies: @anarchyst

  4. Best on Stack Overflow:

    Was Donald Trump treated with pharmaceuticals derived from fetal stem cells?

    Also, Doctor Gu:

  5. • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    That's my ex-boss right there.

    The other one "we lost the minutes of the meeting".

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymous

    TwoOneFour, a quick check will find Biden referring to the China travel ban using the words "xenophobia","hysteria" and "racist."

    Replies: @res, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Pathos Avenger
    @Anonymous

    Silence is complicity.

  6. Anon[109] • Disclaimer says:

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.

    There’s one of these around a big chunk of West L.A., including UCLA, Westwood, Beverly Hills, and Wet Hollywood. Basically between the Ventura, San Diego, and Santa Monica freeways, with Paramount Studios and the west side of Koreatown as the eastern boundary.

    There are sabbath elevators in the UCLA hospital and other hospitals and buildings inside the eruv, elevators in which you don’t have to press buttons.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anon


    There are sabbath elevators in the UCLA hospital and other hospitals and buildings inside the eruv, elevators in which you don’t have to press buttons.
     
    That's handy in case of COVID-19.

    Unless the elevator is equipped with Google AI, in which case, "The Lift"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjkCyhQagA0

    This should be redubbed with "A machine has come alive ... a political machine ... The Left! And now a man is trying to make it stop ... to kill it"

    CONfidence game: Harris gaslights voters with pretend facts on Trump’s finances, Russia, fracking & economy to sail through debate
    , @Neuday
    @Anon

    I had to look up the meaning of "eruv", since I live in a part of the country blessedly with hardly any Jews.

    It seems they place some wire around an area, symbolically extending the Jewish household into public areas so they can move about their "household" on the Sabbath. Do I have that correct? Doesn't that seem like rather devious and deceptive? Who do they think they're fooling? What is it with these people? If you don't want to honor the Sabbath, then don't. But to extend a wire and have everyone pretend that everything inside the wire is your household is just an obvious lie.

    Is this really the case?

    Replies: @jallynn, @ScarletNumber, @Dissident, @Jack D

  7. @Anon

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.
     
    There's one of these around a big chunk of West L.A., including UCLA, Westwood, Beverly Hills, and Wet Hollywood. Basically between the Ventura, San Diego, and Santa Monica freeways, with Paramount Studios and the west side of Koreatown as the eastern boundary.

    There are sabbath elevators in the UCLA hospital and other hospitals and buildings inside the eruv, elevators in which you don't have to press buttons.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Neuday

    There are sabbath elevators in the UCLA hospital and other hospitals and buildings inside the eruv, elevators in which you don’t have to press buttons.

    That’s handy in case of COVID-19.

    Unless the elevator is equipped with Google AI, in which case, “The Lift”

    This should be redubbed with “A machine has come alive … a political machine … The Left! And now a man is trying to make it stop … to kill it”

    CONfidence game: Harris gaslights voters with pretend facts on Trump’s finances, Russia, fracking & economy to sail through debate

  8. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1314011441893003269

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Pathos Avenger

    That’s my ex-boss right there.

    The other one “we lost the minutes of the meeting”.

  9. OT

    Brad Parscale really needs help from Rollo Tomassi or similar. “You can’t negotiate desire.” Poor chap.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8816513/Brad-Parscale-cries-says-wife-wont-sex-him.html

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @YetAnotherAnon

    This kind of material is not exactly what liberal activists had in mind when they demanded police wear bodycams

  10. Is anyone surprised NPR is doubling down?

  11. • Replies: @J.Ross
    @PiltdownMan

    There have to be sentences or it'll happen again. McCabe is a minimum. Supposedly it's being held up by blackmail from the now clearly traitorous elements threarening to violate classifications and confidences. Fear God and take your own part. Let them leak (which at this point can hardly be new or surprising, and anyway this is the only way to stop the constant leaking) and then punish them for that too. Republicans deserve to lose if Barrett isn't seated and if Durham does nothing.

  12. @Altai
    Meanwhile, what percentage of Orthodox protests against partial synagogue closures after they refused to do social distancing haven't involved some kind of antisocial behaviour?

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1313759204298027009

    I mean if the media were interested in Trump supporters attacking journalists whilst engaged in anti-covid restrictions and violence.

    https://twitter.com/jangelooff/status/1314027740102889474


    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1313180695599222786

    7 months too late Cuomo finally, kinda admits that the Orthodox were incubating cases at a vast scale in NYC and some towns in NY state like New Rochelle (Which briefly had the national guard lock the whole place down, you couldn't even go for food, they brought it to you) whose Orthodox synagogue is believed to be the big incubating of cases that lead to most of the cases in NYC.

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Cloudbuster, @Joey, @Buffalo Joe, @obwandiyag

    As virulently anti-Semitic as I am, pinning all the blame on the Jews here is very absurd. We all remember how city officials in NYC (and federal representatives like AOC) were encouraging people to engage in behavior that would clearly spread the virus well into February and I think into March too.

    NYC was a perfect storm of a large Chinese community bringing the coof back from home, Hasidim who have pure contempt even for their non-Hasidic fellow whites, and “anti-racist” virtue-signalling scumbags like de Blasio and AOC, all smushed together in what is by far the most densely populated area in the US.

    It is interesting to imagine how the response to this virus would have been had the outbreak originated in Russia. I suspect things would have gone very differently.

    • Thanks: Dissident
  13. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    I’m sorry about the uncorrected typo errors in my post above. That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o’clock in the morning. I will not do that again.

    It should, of course, read, as any fool knows, “wrioting and rootin’-tootin’ lootin’”!

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Jonathan Mason

    It's OK ……rooting…….looting ….. it's all good ……..like when a sounder of feral swine gets into a peanut field ….very similar to when BLM gets into a shoe store.

    , @Anonymous
    @Jonathan Mason

    If your phone can mix up "rioting" and "writing" you really need to train its TTS more. I recommend teaching it the 3 R's: Rocking, Rioting, and 'rithing

    Replies: @Jack D, @Jonathan Mason

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jonathan Mason


    That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o’clock in the morning...
     
    ...in a Geordie, Brummie, or Scouse accent?
    , @anonymous
    @Jonathan Mason

    Your observational errors are more concerning than your typographical errors.

  14. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jonathan Mason

    I'm sorry about the uncorrected typo errors in my post above. That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o'clock in the morning. I will not do that again.

    It should, of course, read, as any fool knows, "wrioting and rootin'-tootin' lootin'"!

    Replies: @tyrone, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @anonymous

    It’s OK ……rooting…….looting ….. it’s all good ……..like when a sounder of feral swine gets into a peanut field ….very similar to when BLM gets into a shoe store.

  15. What do you expect from an organisation that often gives itself the alternative ID of PRI?

  16. Harris’s claims that the Trump administration has handled Covid-19 poorly can easily be refuted by a look at the actual course of the epidemic.

    Thanks to the prompt and effective response by federal and state health authorities, the US has one of the lowest infection and death rates per capita in all of North America, led only by Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda, and has hardly been touched economically except for a few amusement parks that nobody goes to anyway having to close their doors for a week or two for debugging.

    Just as millions of Chinese have been traveling safely over the last week for their autumn holiday, Americans will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving in a year in which America has been made great again, and US airlines are already finding it hard to recruit enough qualified pilots and crew.

    It would perhaps be wise for the administration to order a lowering of the standards for pilot licensure. 9/11 showed us that you don’t need years of training to be able to fly a passenger jet, although admittedly the take-off and landing can be a bit tricky at times, especially if you have never done one before.

    The fact that there seems to be an epidemic in the White House itself is simply due to the White House hiring far too many young people who are academically smart and ambitious, but totally lacking in common sense and need to have their noses wiped for them.

    It is a we-known sign of immaturity that the young believe themselves to be immortal, and even with wise old heads like those of Messrs. Trump and Pence at the helm, they have failed to follow basic precautions.

    The Biden campaign slogan should be changed to: “There is no fool like an old fool”.

    • Replies: @Grahamsno(G64)
    @Jonathan Mason


    Harris’s claims that the Trump administration has handled Covid-19 poorly can easily be refuted by a look at the actual course of the epidemic.
     
    Yes the people have had a good look at the reckless Idiot's handling of the pandemic which has turned the Whitehouse into a Leper Colony, shameful & deliberate negligence on his side which turned simple epidemic prevention measures into an article of faith in the culture wars, 'by Allah we won't wear masks for this hoax/flu' was the Republican battle cry and then like the masque of Red Death it hit the Whitehouse.

    That they had enough of this shitshow is being reflected in the Polls despite the fact that the Dems are running a senile old man and a fake African American who couldn't even win her state in the primaries, he'll need a miracle to avoid a landslide.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Chrisnonymous

  17. Another missed opportunity by Pence. He should have pointed out that Harris told people, on her official Twitter, to donate money to bail the rioters out of jail. But he just didn’t mention it at all.

  18. Using the same logic, 98% of France was peaceful during the height of World War I, and yet many people talk as if it was a troublesome time there.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    @Peter Johnson

    It's very logical - in the same way that falling from a great height is mostly harmless 99.99% of the time.

    The sudden stop at the end is the problematic 0.01%.

  19. @Verymuchalive

    Fact Check: Vice President Pence characterized the protests that followed George Floyd's killing as "rioting and looting."

    That is misleading.

    A recent report found that more than 93% of protests over the summer were peaceful.

     
    Where is the evidence that Floyd was killed. Certainly not in the Medical Examiner's report.
    In 3 sentences, NPR brazenly peddles 2 lies.
    NPR = National Propaganda Radio.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Trump and the Republicans should have removed all federal funding for “public” radio and television in January 2016.

    A missed opportunity.

    • Agree: duncsbaby
  20. @Jonathan Mason
    Harris's claims that the Trump administration has handled Covid-19 poorly can easily be refuted by a look at the actual course of the epidemic.

    Thanks to the prompt and effective response by federal and state health authorities, the US has one of the lowest infection and death rates per capita in all of North America, led only by Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda, and has hardly been touched economically except for a few amusement parks that nobody goes to anyway having to close their doors for a week or two for debugging.

    Just as millions of Chinese have been traveling safely over the last week for their autumn holiday, Americans will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving in a year in which America has been made great again, and US airlines are already finding it hard to recruit enough qualified pilots and crew.

    It would perhaps be wise for the administration to order a lowering of the standards for pilot licensure. 9/11 showed us that you don't need years of training to be able to fly a passenger jet, although admittedly the take-off and landing can be a bit tricky at times, especially if you have never done one before.

    The fact that there seems to be an epidemic in the White House itself is simply due to the White House hiring far too many young people who are academically smart and ambitious, but totally lacking in common sense and need to have their noses wiped for them.

    It is a we-known sign of immaturity that the young believe themselves to be immortal, and even with wise old heads like those of Messrs. Trump and Pence at the helm, they have failed to follow basic precautions.

    The Biden campaign slogan should be changed to: "There is no fool like an old fool".

    Replies: @Grahamsno(G64)

    Harris’s claims that the Trump administration has handled Covid-19 poorly can easily be refuted by a look at the actual course of the epidemic.

    Yes the people have had a good look at the reckless Idiot’s handling of the pandemic which has turned the Whitehouse into a Leper Colony, shameful & deliberate negligence on his side which turned simple epidemic prevention measures into an article of faith in the culture wars, ‘by Allah we won’t wear masks for this hoax/flu’ was the Republican battle cry and then like the masque of Red Death it hit the Whitehouse.

    That they had enough of this shitshow is being reflected in the Polls despite the fact that the Dems are running a senile old man and a fake African American who couldn’t even win her state in the primaries, he’ll need a miracle to avoid a landslide.

    • Troll: TWS
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Grahamsno(G64)

    Both you guys, get a room, will ya'... back home ... in formerly-Great, formerly-Britain.

    I've never read stuff this ass-backwards and simply retarded on iSteve except when it's been Tiny Duck trolling us. Both you guys started off your comments as if you were being facetious, but I would bet money you're both serious - stupidity pays off sometimes.

    As for the Kung Flu, get ahold of yourselves, the both of ya':

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNkpIDBtC2c

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Grahamsno(G64)

    You forgot the last line of your post:


    Paid for by the Biden for President campaign.
     
  21. You should have sold @Isteve to this mediocrity and made $$$

    My understanding is that he intended that as the title of the bio and you contested it.

  22. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Every week police see something that fits the legal definition of a riot and don’t call it that.

    Most cops don’t call it a riot unless you’ve had to deal with serious group violence. A couple families fighting over who filled up the dumpster with broken furniture isn’t a riot.

  23. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    OTOH, one is too many.

    • Agree: Richard B
  24. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Lol, Mason joins with the MSM in propping up the “mostly peaceful” narrative.

    • Agree: Richard B
  25. @Altai
    Meanwhile, what percentage of Orthodox protests against partial synagogue closures after they refused to do social distancing haven't involved some kind of antisocial behaviour?

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1313759204298027009

    I mean if the media were interested in Trump supporters attacking journalists whilst engaged in anti-covid restrictions and violence.

    https://twitter.com/jangelooff/status/1314027740102889474


    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1313180695599222786

    7 months too late Cuomo finally, kinda admits that the Orthodox were incubating cases at a vast scale in NYC and some towns in NY state like New Rochelle (Which briefly had the national guard lock the whole place down, you couldn't even go for food, they brought it to you) whose Orthodox synagogue is believed to be the big incubating of cases that lead to most of the cases in NYC.

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Cloudbuster, @Joey, @Buffalo Joe, @obwandiyag

    Cuomo is desperate to shift blame away from his nursing home Holocaust. I am sure he appreciates your helping hand.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes, Dissident
  26. @Anon

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.
     
    There's one of these around a big chunk of West L.A., including UCLA, Westwood, Beverly Hills, and Wet Hollywood. Basically between the Ventura, San Diego, and Santa Monica freeways, with Paramount Studios and the west side of Koreatown as the eastern boundary.

    There are sabbath elevators in the UCLA hospital and other hospitals and buildings inside the eruv, elevators in which you don't have to press buttons.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Neuday

    I had to look up the meaning of “eruv”, since I live in a part of the country blessedly with hardly any Jews.

    It seems they place some wire around an area, symbolically extending the Jewish household into public areas so they can move about their “household” on the Sabbath. Do I have that correct? Doesn’t that seem like rather devious and deceptive? Who do they think they’re fooling? What is it with these people? If you don’t want to honor the Sabbath, then don’t. But to extend a wire and have everyone pretend that everything inside the wire is your household is just an obvious lie.

    Is this really the case?

    • Replies: @jallynn
    @Neuday

    It's common in Jewish law to create legal fictions that render certain activities permissible, if someone wants them to be. Traditionally Jews were allowed to "carry" within walled cities. The eruv creates a legal "wall" that generations of rabbis have decided is the equivalent, once walled cities went out of fashion.

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Neuday


    Doesn’t that seem like rather devious and deceptive?
     
    So now we're surprised that Jews are devious and deceptive?
    , @Dissident
    @Neuday

    I can certainly understand the concept of the eruv in Judaism can easily appear to outsiders as you have articulated but there is far more to it. Regrettably, I have no time to elaborate now (already cutting dangerously close to the Sabbath).

    Eruvin, I must at least note, have anything to do with the matter of COVID that was raised here. Least of all any eruv in Manhattan, where the Orthodox Jewish population is wildly different from the ones in Brooklyn that are the subject of the current events at hand.

    , @Jack D
    @Neuday

    It's a little more elaborate than that. In fact, much more elaborate. A city is divided into 4 domains or categories - private (your house), public (an EXTREMELY busy street - for all practical purposes no street is every busy enough to qualify), semi-public ( almost everywhere else - e.g. the shared courtyard of an apartment bldg) and neutral (certain small areas like the top of a pole or fire hydrant. Generally speaking, transferring BETWEEN domains is forbidden on the Sabbath (except that you may transfer things to or from a neutral domain, but this is not important to this discussion).

    However, let's say all of the renters around the courtyard and the landlord get together and agree to consider the courtyard to be an extension of their homes (under Jewish law this is accomplished by the homeowners agreeing to (symbolically) share ownership of certain foodstuffs with each other). This is considered a merger (eruv) of domains and so carrying something from your house (private) to the courtyard (formerly semi-public) no longer involves crossing domains - it's all one big merged (private) domain so it's no different than carrying something from one room in your house to the other (which is permitted).

    We then take that a step further - a courtyard is an area surrounded by walls, but the walls do not have to be solid - you can have door openings in a wall and it still a wall. A "door opening" consists of two "doorposts" and a "lintel" on top, but there's no requirement for dimensions - the "doorposts" could be as skinny as a telephone pole and the "lintel" could be as thin as a wire. And one door opening can be right next to another one.

    So, putting this all together, you can turn an entire neighborhood or city into a single "domain" by erecting symbolic "door openings" in those areas of the perimeter that are lacking walls.

    Yes, it's all a sort of legal fiction but it's an elaborate one.

  27. @Altai
    Meanwhile, what percentage of Orthodox protests against partial synagogue closures after they refused to do social distancing haven't involved some kind of antisocial behaviour?

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1313759204298027009

    I mean if the media were interested in Trump supporters attacking journalists whilst engaged in anti-covid restrictions and violence.

    https://twitter.com/jangelooff/status/1314027740102889474


    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1313180695599222786

    7 months too late Cuomo finally, kinda admits that the Orthodox were incubating cases at a vast scale in NYC and some towns in NY state like New Rochelle (Which briefly had the national guard lock the whole place down, you couldn't even go for food, they brought it to you) whose Orthodox synagogue is believed to be the big incubating of cases that lead to most of the cases in NYC.

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Cloudbuster, @Joey, @Buffalo Joe, @obwandiyag

    I’d join Hale Bop before that sickening cult.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  28. People haven’t seen the youtubes of the shopping streets with every store gutted from more cities than can offhand be counted? Are there really millions of people out there pretending that does not exist? This can’t really be doubted even at the level of an OJ juror saying the prosecutors didn’t prove their case. Can it?

  29. Fact check:

    Some claim that soldiers kill people.

    Conclusion: Mainly false.

    Most military personnell do not shoot a weapon or release bombs. The overwhelming majority of soldiers are in a support or administrative role so they DON’T kill people. Only a small fraction of the military actually try to kill the enemy. So our armed forces are a primarily peaceful operation.

    • Thanks: BenKenobi, Inquiring Mind
    • LOL: Hibernian
  30. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Jonathan, I live just outside of Buffalo. We had less than “peaceful demonstrations” in Buffalo and down the I-90 in Rochester and farther down the I-90 in Syracuse and of course NYC. However, the Amish who live around here maintained their peaceful lifestyle. Looting really doesn’t have a lower limit unlike shoplifting. And an incendiary device that failed to consume a building in flames is still attempted arson. Where do you live?

  31. @Altai
    Meanwhile, what percentage of Orthodox protests against partial synagogue closures after they refused to do social distancing haven't involved some kind of antisocial behaviour?

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1313759204298027009

    I mean if the media were interested in Trump supporters attacking journalists whilst engaged in anti-covid restrictions and violence.

    https://twitter.com/jangelooff/status/1314027740102889474


    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1313180695599222786

    7 months too late Cuomo finally, kinda admits that the Orthodox were incubating cases at a vast scale in NYC and some towns in NY state like New Rochelle (Which briefly had the national guard lock the whole place down, you couldn't even go for food, they brought it to you) whose Orthodox synagogue is believed to be the big incubating of cases that lead to most of the cases in NYC.

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Cloudbuster, @Joey, @Buffalo Joe, @obwandiyag

    Altai, andrew is too funny. Let’s see him tell the AME Zion Baptist black churches to shut down. he can only do this because NY is a one party state. The Dems have votes to shed. he has, in the past, also told Pro-Lifers that they could leave NY if they didn’t like the laws. Lower case letters because I loathe this POS.

  32. Could you imagine if 93% of police interactions with people were peaceful and 7% resulted in them shooting someone?

    What’s the actual percentage of police interactions that end in violence? .01%?

    What if 93% of all bank transactions were peaceful and only 7% resulted in robbery or assault? 93% of all pizza deliveries?

    7% violence is huge.

    https://www.areavibes.com/chicago-il/most-dangerous-neighborhoods/

    West Garfield Park has a violent crime rate of 3,596 crimes per 100,000 people. So that neighborhood is I guess 96.5% peaceful and safer than a George Floyd protest.

  33. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1314011441893003269

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Pathos Avenger

    TwoOneFour, a quick check will find Biden referring to the China travel ban using the words “xenophobia”,”hysteria” and “racist.”

    • Agree: Steve in Greensboro
    • Replies: @res
    @Buffalo Joe

    It is good to see other groups getting into the "fact checking" business. This one helps back up your comment.
    https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/yes-joe-biden-did-refer-to-the-china-travel-ban-as-hysterical-xenophobia/

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    TwoOneFour, a quick check will find Biden referring to the China travel ban using the words “xenophobia”, "hysteria” and “racist.”
     
    Fits Kamala better:


    Xenophobia = I bane, pox, ho'.
  34. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT

    Brad Parscale really needs help from Rollo Tomassi or similar. "You can't negotiate desire." Poor chap.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8816513/Brad-Parscale-cries-says-wife-wont-sex-him.html

    Replies: @Known Fact

    This kind of material is not exactly what liberal activists had in mind when they demanded police wear bodycams

  35. “Fact-checking” paradoxically is demolishing the very concept of “facts,” which will soon have an even lower approval rating than notoriously deceptive and malleable stats

  36. A recent report found that more than 93% of protests over the summer were peaceful.

    And 99.9999…% of police arrests do not end in death, so why are we even having the protests?

  37. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Who gives a shit what happened in your exact zip code? There were hours upon hours of new raw footage coming out on YouTube everyday showing rioting and looting, too fast for them to suppress all of it.

    The only way anyone could possibly come away with the impression that the violence wasn’t significant is if they only watched the mendacious media’s carefully curated and often staged clips of the nonviolent moments.

    Portland literally had armed insurrection for 3 months straight. Seattle had the CHAZ – oh, I’m sorry, “CHOP” – did you forget? Yes, all of these are blue states or Democrat-run cities in red states (e.g. Louisville) – but if that’s your point, then again, so what? Does it make Pence’s statement false? Does the whole world revolve around you?

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Michael S


    The only way anyone could possibly come away with the impression that the violence wasn’t significant is if they only watched the mendacious media’s carefully curated and often staged clips of the nonviolent moments.
     
    Of course!

    Jonathan's a troll.
  38. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    For the umpteenth time, are you and NPR not aware that we have video, pictures, and witnesses?

  39. @PiltdownMan
    Somewhat OT, but not entirely:

    Justice Dept. acknowledges FBI notes given to Flynn defense contain altered dates

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/justice-dept-acknowledges-fbi-notes-given-to-flynn-defense-contain-altered-dates/2020/10/07/00b66060-04ec-11eb-a2db-417cddf4816a_story.html
     

    Replies: @J.Ross

    There have to be sentences or it’ll happen again. McCabe is a minimum. Supposedly it’s being held up by blackmail from the now clearly traitorous elements threarening to violate classifications and confidences. Fear God and take your own part. Let them leak (which at this point can hardly be new or surprising, and anyway this is the only way to stop the constant leaking) and then punish them for that too. Republicans deserve to lose if Barrett isn’t seated and if Durham does nothing.

  40. Anonymous[888] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile in South Africa:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A3D76pa5Rc


    http://www.news.com.au/world/africa/farmer-killings-farmers-tortured-and-killed-in-horrific-south-africa-raids/

    After decades of being targeted for torture, rape and murder, and with farm attacks dramatically rising amid the post-lockdown crisis, South Africa’s white farmers peacefully protest and for the first time in the history of their protests, do something illegal – tip over a (by then empty) police vehicle which almost ran over some of them. Now the rest of the country, including South Africa’s white leftists (perhaps the most twisted, disgusting people on the planet), is pretending to be aghast at this “violent act of barbarism”. This in a country where blacks violently riot every other day, often for the most inane of reasons. Just a couple of weeks ago they destroyed stores/pharmacies across the country over a black-produced ad that implied Black Hair can sometimes be dry and damaged!

    And now a farmer has been arrested for supposedly inciting the “violence”. In a country where blacks, including politicians, call for the killing of whites incessantly and with total impunity. The West is quiet as the slaughter escalates, as it has been for decades. Even those few on the right who you think might say something and raise some awareness. There is no subject quite as radioactive as white people’s right to life and property, I guess. It always sickens me, but never quite as much as during these last 4 months of neverending chaos and constant propaganda about the imaginary genocide of black Americans. The evil and absurdity are just infuriating now.

    • Agree: BenKenobi
  41. Anon[402] • Disclaimer says:

    I think the official fallacy happening here is eqivocation.

    That is, for every 93 lunchtime/prayer circle/dignitary-attended sparsely-attended “protest” that helps us meet our corporate HR policies…there are 7 other gatherings that meet what you imagine when you think of a protest or riot.

    Large, urban, nighttime, leaderless, heavily attended, with an anticipated need for police.

    These two categories are not equivalent. Good example of how a “fact” can actually be fake news. Playing dumb with no interpretation of events.

  42. What happened to the fly btw?

    (Here we see the mysterious Dr. Warhole intent on taking over via cyber/bio/virtual flies, from “The Dormat Beast” by Enki Bilal, 1998)

    https://postimg.cc/pyxZ76P7

  43. NPR ” A recent report found that more than 93% of protests over the summer were peaceful.”

    That’s like saying, “Do you have any idea how many women and girls Ted Bundy did NOT kill?”

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  44. @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymous

    TwoOneFour, a quick check will find Biden referring to the China travel ban using the words "xenophobia","hysteria" and "racist."

    Replies: @res, @Reg Cæsar

    It is good to see other groups getting into the “fact checking” business. This one helps back up your comment.
    https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/yes-joe-biden-did-refer-to-the-china-travel-ban-as-hysterical-xenophobia/

    • Thanks: vinteuil, Dissident
  45. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jonathan Mason

    I'm sorry about the uncorrected typo errors in my post above. That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o'clock in the morning. I will not do that again.

    It should, of course, read, as any fool knows, "wrioting and rootin'-tootin' lootin'"!

    Replies: @tyrone, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @anonymous

    If your phone can mix up “rioting” and “writing” you really need to train its TTS more. I recommend teaching it the 3 R’s: Rocking, Rioting, and ‘rithing

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    Apparently you have never heard certain Englishmen speak. I pity that poor voice recognition software.

    (BTW, TTS is text to speech - going in the other direction. Voice recognition is STT but it's not called that.)

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Anonymous

    Most of the time it gets it right, but my error was in not editing out the errors, due to being half awake.

    However I love the arrows it makes as these are very creative like era/error/arrow.

  46. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    There is a general loss of law and order in a lot of cities, abetted by prosecutors who don’t prosecute criminals.

    I don’t believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    A lot of them just had their businesses closed for them by Governors. A lot of those businesses won’t be coming back. And leaving the country isn’t even an option for most people.

  47. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Downtown Boston: rioting, looting, arson, assaults on police, blocking of major traffic arteries and intersections, intimidation of bystanders. Ditto for at least a dozen cities within a fifty mile radius. The outbreaks of serious disorders began in May. In the beginning they flared up sporadically so that “peaceful demonstrations”, which were actually violent riots appeared almost nightly on the late news. As the summer wore on the intensity declined and we are now almost back to normal.

    Of course, and as usual, Tuchman’s Law is operative( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_W._Tuchman#Tuchman’s_Law). My town, a near suburb of Boston, was unaffected, as were a clear majority of Massachusetts cities and towns.

  48. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jonathan Mason

    I'm sorry about the uncorrected typo errors in my post above. That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o'clock in the morning. I will not do that again.

    It should, of course, read, as any fool knows, "wrioting and rootin'-tootin' lootin'"!

    Replies: @tyrone, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @anonymous

    That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o’clock in the morning…

    …in a Geordie, Brummie, or Scouse accent?

  49. @Verymuchalive

    Fact Check: Vice President Pence characterized the protests that followed George Floyd's killing as "rioting and looting."

    That is misleading.

    A recent report found that more than 93% of protests over the summer were peaceful.

     
    Where is the evidence that Floyd was killed. Certainly not in the Medical Examiner's report.
    In 3 sentences, NPR brazenly peddles 2 lies.
    NPR = National Propaganda Radio.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Jus' Sayin'...

    NPR still occasionally peddles the nonsense that Trayvon Martin was an innocent, boyish looking teen on a Skittles run when he was attacked and killed by a racisss White Hispanic, Michael Brown was a “gentle giant” gunned down by a racisss cop as he held his hands up in surrender, et al. ad nauseam.

    I no longer pay any attention to their so-called “journalism”.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    The mainstream media has always been dishonest. From the "yellow journalism" of the late 1800s and early 1900s to today's "fake news", journalism has shown its true (communist) roots.

    From the lies about the Spanish-American war to the New York Times' walter duranty hiding the truth about and denying the artificially engineered and forced communist "famine" in the Ukraine, to the lies about the 1968 Viet Nam communist Tet offensive (a military victory for the South Vietnamese and American troops) reported by walter cronkite as a military defeat, cronkite and his ilk were successful in prolonging the Viet Nam war for years, giving "aid and comfort" to the enemy, who bragged about being supported by the U S media.

    Look at NBCs doctoring of GMC truck gas tanks, rigging them to explode, and the deliberate mischaracterization of George Zimmerman's conversation withe the 911 dispatcher, deleting a key phrase, as well as showing Trayvon Martin as a 12-year-old cherub rather than his more recent "thug" facebook picture.

    The media has become a "fifth column" of the government and is not to be trusted.

    The CIA has had its hooks in the media since the 1950s. In fact, Hollywood script writers were paid to insert anti-drug messages in their scripts during the "drug hysteria" period of the 1980s through 2000s.

    Today, we have "crisis actors" embedded in our government and media, the same "crisis actors" who keep showing up, being used in every (fake) "crisis". The mainstream media keeps parroting these imposters, thinking that we are stupid, not being able to see through their lies and deceptions.

    To our advantage, we now have the internet, which gives the ordinary citizen the ability to see through the deceptions and lies, and the capability to be real "journalists", quite often getting and reporting the story TRUTHFULLY before the mainstream media.

    In fact, there are calls by "mainstream media" to "license" journalists, in an attempt to keep these "citizen journalists" out...twenty years ago, any journalist suggesting such a scheme would have been thrown out, but nowadays...who knows?

  50. @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymous

    TwoOneFour, a quick check will find Biden referring to the China travel ban using the words "xenophobia","hysteria" and "racist."

    Replies: @res, @Reg Cæsar

    TwoOneFour, a quick check will find Biden referring to the China travel ban using the words “xenophobia”, “hysteria” and “racist.”

    Fits Kamala better:

    Xenophobia = I bane, pox, ho’.

  51. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    I believe NPR knows it’s a dead man walkin’.

    That is, they fully understand that if Trump is re-elected, and no longer has to worry about reelection, they will be on the President’s list of “things to do,” regarding taxpayer defunding of their private little shitshow.

    As a broadcasting company, they are a failure. Without taxpayer funding, they will belly-up in a New York minute. They know it. Trump knows it. Taxpayer funding of a clearly political organization is an egregious abuse of overtaxed citizens. The government has no business funding this old-timey Democrat clown car.

    If they want a platform to share their brand of crazy, they should earn their right on the open market, and stop leaching money off of unwilling taxpayers, like a bunch of drunken mono-toothed hillbilly trailer trash who’ve forgotten the meaning of “honest work.”

    We don’t want to be their fuckin “prairie companions.” They need to be gone yesterday. They know with our President, the jig is up. Their “employees,” and the ringmasters, will have to go out and get real long-term jobs, many for the first time in their wretched lives.

    Pay no serious attention to NPR.

    It’s just a dead man talkin’.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    Well, you've got your wish, in part. The "Prairie [Home] Companion" was deplatformed because its host, Garrison Keillor, was allegedly even more handsy than Sleepy Joe, if such a thing is possible.

    Well, not exactly deplatformed - it was just rechristened "Live From Here" and given a new host, the soy boy Chris Thile who is guaranteed not to be handsy with anyone since both of his hands are always occupied playing his little ukulele.

    However, in the age of WuFlu, "Live From Here" is a contradiction in terms and in June of this year the show was cancelled. Handsy Keillor lasted 40 years on the radio but Mr. Soyboy lasted less than 4.

    That's the good news. The bad news is that instead, from now the slot will be filled by Nina Totenberg regaling us weekly with her tales of the exemplary life of St. Ruth. Certain miracles have already been reported - a woman who was hemorrhaging to death after an illegal abortion (Medicaid failed to cover a safe, legal abortion for her) prayed to St. Ruth and her bleeding stopped. Another woman prayed that the government would mail her free contraceptives, and lo they were delivered. The new show will be called "Lives of the Saints". Each show will conclude with a "lesson" from the life of Ruth to help us apply the virtues of Ruth to ourselves.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Anonymous

    , @MBlanc46
    @Anonymous

    President Biden will increase their subsidy by a significant amount.

  52. Recall the lawyer- DAs, AGs, Judges, etc.

    Better yet, don’t vote (and certainly not for them). Keep those petition, signature thresholds delightfully low.

    If you nevertheless insist on voting in justice-related contests, here’s some savvy advice:

    Don’t vote for:

    • a licensed-lawyer. A member of the guild will always place the guild’s interests before the people’s; his own are first and foremost.

    • any candidate for prosecutor who won’t pledge to allow grand juries unrestricted latitude in their investigations, and uncensored, timely publishing of their findings.

  53. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    Jonathan, I live in basically the middle of nowhere, and there was rioting and looting in MY town.

    You’re just completely full of crap.

    We get it, OK? You hate the police, and your favorite thing in the entire world is black crime. We get it. That’s your opinion, and you’re free to have it. But why bother lying about it? This isn’t the Huffington Post, you know. We’re not stupid around here.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
    @anon

    He doesn't love black crime per se; he certainly wouldn't like it in his original home, the UK. He's here to sow chaos, and every time someone responds to him he does an end zone dance around his trash home while sweating in the Barney suit he uses to lure little children onto his lap. So yes, he likes American black crime in that it represents an America at war with itself. Pushing that is his goal. That's always been Britain's goal.

  54. I think I may have figured this whole thing out a little.

    Maybe the accurate assessment of to what degree Black Lives Matter has something to do with insurance deductibles:

    https://nypost.com/2020/10/07/toddler-dies-in-hot-car-after-dad-refused-to-let-cops-break-window/

  55. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    This just proves my point: alt-righters are sissy-poohs. Nyahnyahnyahnyahnyahnyah.

    In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard. Huge swathes of major cities, not little out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere Portland, were burned to the ground and some still haven’t recovered.

    I guess it’s because alt-righters’re young. If you’re young and there are no passenger pidgeons, you figure there never were any passenger pidgeons. And so a flock of starlings becomes The Birds.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @obwandiyag

    "In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard."

    Where?

    And what on Earth is your point, in any event?!

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anonymous, @vinteuil

  56. @Anonymous
    @Jonathan Mason

    If your phone can mix up "rioting" and "writing" you really need to train its TTS more. I recommend teaching it the 3 R's: Rocking, Rioting, and 'rithing

    Replies: @Jack D, @Jonathan Mason

    Apparently you have never heard certain Englishmen speak. I pity that poor voice recognition software.

    (BTW, TTS is text to speech – going in the other direction. Voice recognition is STT but it’s not called that.)

  57. @Anonymous
    I believe NPR knows it's a dead man walkin'.

    That is, they fully understand that if Trump is re-elected, and no longer has to worry about reelection, they will be on the President's list of "things to do," regarding taxpayer defunding of their private little shitshow.

    As a broadcasting company, they are a failure. Without taxpayer funding, they will belly-up in a New York minute. They know it. Trump knows it. Taxpayer funding of a clearly political organization is an egregious abuse of overtaxed citizens. The government has no business funding this old-timey Democrat clown car.

    If they want a platform to share their brand of crazy, they should earn their right on the open market, and stop leaching money off of unwilling taxpayers, like a bunch of drunken mono-toothed hillbilly trailer trash who've forgotten the meaning of "honest work."

    We don’t want to be their fuckin "prairie companions." They need to be gone yesterday. They know with our President, the jig is up. Their "employees," and the ringmasters, will have to go out and get real long-term jobs, many for the first time in their wretched lives.

    Pay no serious attention to NPR.

    It’s just a dead man talkin'.

    Replies: @Jack D, @MBlanc46

    Well, you’ve got your wish, in part. The “Prairie [Home] Companion” was deplatformed because its host, Garrison Keillor, was allegedly even more handsy than Sleepy Joe, if such a thing is possible.

    Well, not exactly deplatformed – it was just rechristened “Live From Here” and given a new host, the soy boy Chris Thile who is guaranteed not to be handsy with anyone since both of his hands are always occupied playing his little ukulele.

    However, in the age of WuFlu, “Live From Here” is a contradiction in terms and in June of this year the show was cancelled. Handsy Keillor lasted 40 years on the radio but Mr. Soyboy lasted less than 4.

    That’s the good news. The bad news is that instead, from now the slot will be filled by Nina Totenberg regaling us weekly with her tales of the exemplary life of St. Ruth. Certain miracles have already been reported – a woman who was hemorrhaging to death after an illegal abortion (Medicaid failed to cover a safe, legal abortion for her) prayed to St. Ruth and her bleeding stopped. Another woman prayed that the government would mail her free contraceptives, and lo they were delivered. The new show will be called “Lives of the Saints”. Each show will conclude with a “lesson” from the life of Ruth to help us apply the virtues of Ruth to ourselves.

    • LOL: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Jack D

    That’s the good news. The bad news is that instead, from now the slot will be filled by Nina Totenberg regaling us weekly with her tales of the exemplary life of St. Ruth. Certain miracles have already been reported – a woman who was hemorrhaging to death after an illegal abortion (Medicaid failed to cover a safe, legal abortion for her) prayed to St. Ruth and her bleeding stopped. Another woman prayed that the government would mail her free contraceptives, and lo they were delivered. The new show will be called “Lives of the Saints”. Each show will conclude with a “lesson” from the life of Ruth to help us apply the virtues of Ruth to ourselves.

    I see I'm going to have to retract what i said about you and religion.

    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    I rarely listen to NPR, but a couple of times I listened to a portion of "Wait... don’t tell me," featuring the odd, perhaps gay Mo Rocca and the weird, perhaps pedophile lesbian Paula Poundstone, after her kids sued her for being a drunken molester mom or some such.

    I believe I understand why it’s supposed to be funny. I just never found it funny, EVER. A bunch of mostly dilettante hack turds trying to crack clever, and never succeeding. Yet there’s apparently longtime listeners who seem to look forward to that... show. It astounds me that people are paid to produce and perform in it. I pray to Trump they're executed first.

    Do I have to be from Connecticut to find that show funny?

    Replies: @Jack D, @ScarletNumber

  58. If nothing else, Kamala Harris is consistent. The VP debate reminded us of why she went nowhere in the Democrat primaries, dropping out early. On the other hand, I never quite understood the value of Pence on the Trump ticket — until last night.

    • Agree: S. Anonyia
    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @JimB

    C'mon, Race Bannon's job was to keep Johnny Quest out of trouble.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  59. @obwandiyag
    @Jonathan Mason

    This just proves my point: alt-righters are sissy-poohs. Nyahnyahnyahnyahnyahnyah.

    In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard. Huge swathes of major cities, not little out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere Portland, were burned to the ground and some still haven't recovered.

    I guess it's because alt-righters're young. If you're young and there are no passenger pidgeons, you figure there never were any passenger pidgeons. And so a flock of starlings becomes The Birds.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    “In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard.”

    Where?

    And what on Earth is your point, in any event?!

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @Nicholas Stix

    You must be a young person.

    Never mind. You'll never understand. You're a young person.

    And btw, I am not your Google monkey.

    , @Anonymous
    @Nicholas Stix

    Detroit, Baltimore

    , @vinteuil
    @Nicholas Stix

    obwandiyag plays a black guy, here. It's his schtick.

  60. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Does anyone doubt that any city or town that has never had a riot could have one at the drop of a hat if that’s what the hostile elite and their proxies want?

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    What does any of this matter though?

    Whether or not there’s a riot in every city or town the USA is finished.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Richard B

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    Outside the midwest, probably not most people. But it was mentioned in Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow.

    In one of the first chapters, there's a part where one of the characters is having some sort of fever dream, and his mind starts going over all the ways you can make a sentence out of the words "you never did the Kenosha kid".

    People were just waiting for someone like Kyle Rittenhouse to come along and earn the title of "The Kenosha Kid".

    So if you've ever wondered why some people were really excited to use the phrase "The Kenosha Kid", that's probably why.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton, @Richard B

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Richard B

    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video "Buddy Holly".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kemivUKb4f4

    Replies: @Richard B, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Richard B

    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video "Buddy Holly".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kemivUKb4f4

  61. @Neuday
    @Anon

    I had to look up the meaning of "eruv", since I live in a part of the country blessedly with hardly any Jews.

    It seems they place some wire around an area, symbolically extending the Jewish household into public areas so they can move about their "household" on the Sabbath. Do I have that correct? Doesn't that seem like rather devious and deceptive? Who do they think they're fooling? What is it with these people? If you don't want to honor the Sabbath, then don't. But to extend a wire and have everyone pretend that everything inside the wire is your household is just an obvious lie.

    Is this really the case?

    Replies: @jallynn, @ScarletNumber, @Dissident, @Jack D

    It’s common in Jewish law to create legal fictions that render certain activities permissible, if someone wants them to be. Traditionally Jews were allowed to “carry” within walled cities. The eruv creates a legal “wall” that generations of rabbis have decided is the equivalent, once walled cities went out of fashion.

  62. @Michael S
    @Jonathan Mason

    Who gives a shit what happened in your exact zip code? There were hours upon hours of new raw footage coming out on YouTube everyday showing rioting and looting, too fast for them to suppress all of it.

    The only way anyone could possibly come away with the impression that the violence wasn't significant is if they only watched the mendacious media's carefully curated and often staged clips of the nonviolent moments.

    Portland literally had armed insurrection for 3 months straight. Seattle had the CHAZ - oh, I'm sorry, "CHOP" - did you forget? Yes, all of these are blue states or Democrat-run cities in red states (e.g. Louisville) - but if that's your point, then again, so what? Does it make Pence's statement false? Does the whole world revolve around you?

    Replies: @Richard B

    The only way anyone could possibly come away with the impression that the violence wasn’t significant is if they only watched the mendacious media’s carefully curated and often staged clips of the nonviolent moments.

    Of course!

    Jonathan’s a troll.

  63. anon[169] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    “So although foreign observers are getting the impression that (Germany) is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities (Crystalnacht) rather than a general loss of law and order.”

    Fixed it for you.

  64. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don’t believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    Post your zip code and we can fact check that for you.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @West reanimator

    Jacksonville, Florida or thereabouts. This is not some doxing. Mr. Mason wrote this at least once.

    That's what pisses me off about this guy. His anti-gun stance and all his lefty stuff would be fine if he'd immigrated to Massachusetts or something. Northern Florida (N of Sanford, Jax to Tallahassee, and most of the panhandle) is the only conservative and Southern part of Florida left, and he has to go there and bring his left craptrap with him.

    Replies: @res, @Coemgen

  65. @Jonathan Mason
    The trouble is that what law enforcement officers call rioting may not really meet the definition that ordinary people would consider to be a riot.

    And as for looting, you would really need a total of the amount of goods stolen and the amount of damage done to retail promises to know the extent of the looting.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don't believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    So although foreign observers are getting the impression that the United States is completely out of control and subsumed with rioting and looting, it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    I don't believe that the vast majority of citizens of the United States or business owners are really concerned about writing and looting, to the extent that they are thinking of leaving the country or closing businesses.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @TWS, @bomag, @Cloudbuster, @Buffalo Joe, @Michael S, @J.Ross, @Mr. Anon, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @obwandiyag, @Richard B, @anon, @West reanimator, @AnotherDad

    Ron, we need a “Bozo” button.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    "Ron, we need a “Bozo” button."

    You would be at the top of the list. The fact of the matter is that most protests were generally peaceful.

    Replies: @res

  66. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jonathan Mason

    I'm sorry about the uncorrected typo errors in my post above. That is what comes of dictating into a cell phone at 4 o'clock in the morning. I will not do that again.

    It should, of course, read, as any fool knows, "wrioting and rootin'-tootin' lootin'"!

    Replies: @tyrone, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @anonymous

    Your observational errors are more concerning than your typographical errors.

  67. A recent report found that more than 93% of protests over the summer were peaceful.

    So why don’t they apply the same standard to police activity, where 99.99% of police interactions with civilians don’t end up with someone dying?

    For that matter over 98% of all munitions fired in wartime don’t hit anyone. Can we start calling wars “mostly peaceful”?

    Some significant percentage of BLM protests will turn violent, and will result in large amounts of property destruction and even human life. If you are encouraging protests in this environment then you are encouraging violence, murder and destruction.

    • Thanks: Coemgen
  68. @Nicholas Stix
    @obwandiyag

    "In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard."

    Where?

    And what on Earth is your point, in any event?!

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anonymous, @vinteuil

    You must be a young person.

    Never mind. You’ll never understand. You’re a young person.

    And btw, I am not your Google monkey.

  69. @Altai
    Meanwhile, what percentage of Orthodox protests against partial synagogue closures after they refused to do social distancing haven't involved some kind of antisocial behaviour?

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1313759204298027009

    I mean if the media were interested in Trump supporters attacking journalists whilst engaged in anti-covid restrictions and violence.

    https://twitter.com/jangelooff/status/1314027740102889474


    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1313180695599222786

    7 months too late Cuomo finally, kinda admits that the Orthodox were incubating cases at a vast scale in NYC and some towns in NY state like New Rochelle (Which briefly had the national guard lock the whole place down, you couldn't even go for food, they brought it to you) whose Orthodox synagogue is believed to be the big incubating of cases that lead to most of the cases in NYC.

    It was over the day they let them put up an eruv around Manhattan.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Cloudbuster, @Joey, @Buffalo Joe, @obwandiyag

    Yes, as you will note, it is the anti-maskers who are the dangerous ones.

    In my town, a guy shot a cop because he didn’t want to wear a mask.

    I hear anti-maskers are trying to kidnap people for making them wear a mask.

    And of course, alt-righters, most of whom are hoaxer anti-maskers, are sissies, little little sissie poohs. Somebody looks at them sideways for not wearing a mask and they’re all microaggressed upon, the poor little crybabies.

  70. Fact Check: Vice President Pence characterized the protests that followed George Floyd’s killing as “rioting and looting.”

    Fact check: there was no ” George Floyd’s killing”
    He died of a drug overdose.

  71. @Grahamsno(G64)
    @Jonathan Mason


    Harris’s claims that the Trump administration has handled Covid-19 poorly can easily be refuted by a look at the actual course of the epidemic.
     
    Yes the people have had a good look at the reckless Idiot's handling of the pandemic which has turned the Whitehouse into a Leper Colony, shameful & deliberate negligence on his side which turned simple epidemic prevention measures into an article of faith in the culture wars, 'by Allah we won't wear masks for this hoax/flu' was the Republican battle cry and then like the masque of Red Death it hit the Whitehouse.

    That they had enough of this shitshow is being reflected in the Polls despite the fact that the Dems are running a senile old man and a fake African American who couldn't even win her state in the primaries, he'll need a miracle to avoid a landslide.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Chrisnonymous

    Both you guys, get a room, will ya’… back home … in formerly-Great, formerly-Britain.

    I’ve never read stuff this ass-backwards and simply retarded on iSteve except when it’s been Tiny Duck trolling us. Both you guys started off your comments as if you were being facetious, but I would bet money you’re both serious – stupidity pays off sometimes.

    As for the Kung Flu, get ahold of yourselves, the both of ya’:

  72. Meanwhile, Wuhan has defeated the virus.

    Because they are communists, and communists know what they’re doing.

    You like sitting at home wondering what’s going to happen to you?

    They don’t do that in Wuhan. They have pool parties. And the totalitarian government lets them. Because it is safe. Because communists know what they’re doing.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @obwandiyag


    They don’t do that in Wuhan. They have pool parties. And the totalitarian government lets them. Because it is safe. Because communists know what they’re doing.
     
    So, how is the weather there? Are rents reasonable for foreigners like you?

    I assume you must be posting from there. Or in some equally nice communist paradise. Please feel free to share the love.

  73. @Grahamsno(G64)
    @Jonathan Mason


    Harris’s claims that the Trump administration has handled Covid-19 poorly can easily be refuted by a look at the actual course of the epidemic.
     
    Yes the people have had a good look at the reckless Idiot's handling of the pandemic which has turned the Whitehouse into a Leper Colony, shameful & deliberate negligence on his side which turned simple epidemic prevention measures into an article of faith in the culture wars, 'by Allah we won't wear masks for this hoax/flu' was the Republican battle cry and then like the masque of Red Death it hit the Whitehouse.

    That they had enough of this shitshow is being reflected in the Polls despite the fact that the Dems are running a senile old man and a fake African American who couldn't even win her state in the primaries, he'll need a miracle to avoid a landslide.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Chrisnonymous

    You forgot the last line of your post:

    Paid for by the Biden for President campaign.

  74. @Nicholas Stix
    @obwandiyag

    "In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard."

    Where?

    And what on Earth is your point, in any event?!

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anonymous, @vinteuil

    Detroit, Baltimore

  75. @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    it just comes down to a relatively small number of local political demonstrations in a few localities rather than a general loss of law and order.

    Jonathan, I live in basically the middle of nowhere, and there was rioting and looting in MY town.

    You're just completely full of crap.

    We get it, OK? You hate the police, and your favorite thing in the entire world is black crime. We get it. That's your opinion, and you're free to have it. But why bother lying about it? This isn't the Huffington Post, you know. We're not stupid around here.

    Replies: @Bragadocious

    He doesn’t love black crime per se; he certainly wouldn’t like it in his original home, the UK. He’s here to sow chaos, and every time someone responds to him he does an end zone dance around his trash home while sweating in the Barney suit he uses to lure little children onto his lap. So yes, he likes American black crime in that it represents an America at war with itself. Pushing that is his goal. That’s always been Britain’s goal.

  76. @Nicholas Stix
    @obwandiyag

    "In the 1960s there were all-out gunbattles with the National Guard."

    Where?

    And what on Earth is your point, in any event?!

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anonymous, @vinteuil

    obwandiyag plays a black guy, here. It’s his schtick.

    • Thanks: Nicholas Stix
  77. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    Well, you've got your wish, in part. The "Prairie [Home] Companion" was deplatformed because its host, Garrison Keillor, was allegedly even more handsy than Sleepy Joe, if such a thing is possible.

    Well, not exactly deplatformed - it was just rechristened "Live From Here" and given a new host, the soy boy Chris Thile who is guaranteed not to be handsy with anyone since both of his hands are always occupied playing his little ukulele.

    However, in the age of WuFlu, "Live From Here" is a contradiction in terms and in June of this year the show was cancelled. Handsy Keillor lasted 40 years on the radio but Mr. Soyboy lasted less than 4.

    That's the good news. The bad news is that instead, from now the slot will be filled by Nina Totenberg regaling us weekly with her tales of the exemplary life of St. Ruth. Certain miracles have already been reported - a woman who was hemorrhaging to death after an illegal abortion (Medicaid failed to cover a safe, legal abortion for her) prayed to St. Ruth and her bleeding stopped. Another woman prayed that the government would mail her free contraceptives, and lo they were delivered. The new show will be called "Lives of the Saints". Each show will conclude with a "lesson" from the life of Ruth to help us apply the virtues of Ruth to ourselves.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Anonymous

    That’s the good news. The bad news is that instead, from now the slot will be filled by Nina Totenberg regaling us weekly with her tales of the exemplary life of St. Ruth. Certain miracles have already been reported – a woman who was hemorrhaging to death after an illegal abortion (Medicaid failed to cover a safe, legal abortion for her) prayed to St. Ruth and her bleeding stopped. Another woman prayed that the government would mail her free contraceptives, and lo they were delivered. The new show will be called “Lives of the Saints”. Each show will conclude with a “lesson” from the life of Ruth to help us apply the virtues of Ruth to ourselves.

    I see I’m going to have to retract what i said about you and religion.

    • LOL: Clyde
  78. Very few murderers kill on more than 1% of the days of the year. So, would the statement,” murderers are mostly peaceful people ” get past the fact checkers?

    • Thanks: Coemgen
  79. @West reanimator
    @Jonathan Mason


    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don’t believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.
     
    Post your zip code and we can fact check that for you.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Jacksonville, Florida or thereabouts. This is not some doxing. Mr. Mason wrote this at least once.

    That’s what pisses me off about this guy. His anti-gun stance and all his lefty stuff would be fine if he’d immigrated to Massachusetts or something. Northern Florida (N of Sanford, Jax to Tallahassee, and most of the panhandle) is the only conservative and Southern part of Florida left, and he has to go there and bring his left craptrap with him.

    • Replies: @res
    @Achmed E. Newman

    If that is true then he is flat out lying. Which would not surprise me in the least.

    https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/05/30/demonstrators-in-jacksonville-join-national-i-cant-breathe-protests/

    Headline: Peaceful protest marred by riots in downtown Jacksonville

    But don't worry.


    Authorities say rioters were separate from group of peaceful demonstrators
     
    I guess that makes the rioting OK. And of course the people involved are completely unrelated.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @Coemgen
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Jonathan Mason's comments comment read like a "perfectly modulated voice of reason" NPR/PBS shill's spiel.

    The panhandle my eye. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he's posting from the Peoples' Republic of Cambridge Massachusetts.

  80. @AnotherDad
    @Jonathan Mason

    Ron, we need a "Bozo" button.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Ron, we need a “Bozo” button.”

    You would be at the top of the list. The fact of the matter is that most protests were generally peaceful.

    • Replies: @res
    @Corvinus

    More projection from Corvinus. But I don't think we need a bozo button since we already have this.

    • Agree: @Corvinus

    Contrast that with what discerning Unz Review commenters know as the Corvinus seal of approval. Only given to the best (most unarguable takedowns of ideals cherished by Corvinus) comments.

    • Disagree: @Corvinus

    If I might brag a bit, I think I have accumulated more Corvinus seals of approval than any other commenter. Hopefully I am graced with another here.

    P.S. Corvinus, I hope you enjoy your next "mostly saliva free" fast food meal.

  81. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1314011441893003269

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Pathos Avenger

    Silence is complicity.

  82. @Peter Johnson
    Using the same logic, 98% of France was peaceful during the height of World War I, and yet many people talk as if it was a troublesome time there.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes

    It’s very logical – in the same way that falling from a great height is mostly harmless 99.99% of the time.

    The sudden stop at the end is the problematic 0.01%.

  83. Speaking of mostly peaceful protests, right wing domestic terrorists targeting Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer were arrested by alert FBI agents:

    “Just last week the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two militia groups,” she said, referring to suspects authorities have linked to the plot. ‘Stand back and stand by,’ he told them. ‘Stand back and stand by.’ Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke but as a rallying cry, as a call to action,” Whitmer said.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-foils-plot-kidnap-michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer/story?id=73502995

    Since I have a suspicious nature, I’d guess that the FBI knew about this for the better part of a year, that they had thoroughly infiltrated and probably guided the group, none of the actual perpetrators have IQs over 85, and finally I’d guess that it’s not a coincidence that this plot came to a boil just before a national election.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Anon7

    I joked to someone from Michigan about "these right-wing extremists were going to kidnap Whitmer", and she told me about the O'Henry short story of kidnappers who hold a rich man's child for ransom, and it didn't turn out well for them

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ransom_of_Red_Chief

    Replies: @Anon7

  84. @Achmed E. Newman
    @West reanimator

    Jacksonville, Florida or thereabouts. This is not some doxing. Mr. Mason wrote this at least once.

    That's what pisses me off about this guy. His anti-gun stance and all his lefty stuff would be fine if he'd immigrated to Massachusetts or something. Northern Florida (N of Sanford, Jax to Tallahassee, and most of the panhandle) is the only conservative and Southern part of Florida left, and he has to go there and bring his left craptrap with him.

    Replies: @res, @Coemgen

    If that is true then he is flat out lying. Which would not surprise me in the least.

    https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/05/30/demonstrators-in-jacksonville-join-national-i-cant-breathe-protests/

    Headline: Peaceful protest marred by riots in downtown Jacksonville

    But don’t worry.

    Authorities say rioters were separate from group of peaceful demonstrators

    I guess that makes the rioting OK. And of course the people involved are completely unrelated.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @res

    I was in Jacksonville three times in the last week. It does not appear to me to be under martial law. Everything was normal, and as I recall nobody even took a shot at me.

    I did see one fire engine going through red lights, but when it reached its destination, which was a supermarket, I was disappointed not to see any burning buildings or looting.

    So that is my report from the front lines.

    Replies: @res

  85. anon[389] • Disclaimer says:
    @Richard B
    @Jonathan Mason

    Does anyone doubt that any city or town that has never had a riot could have one at the drop of a hat if that's what the hostile elite and their proxies want?

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    What does any of this matter though?

    Whether or not there's a riot in every city or town the USA is finished.

    Replies: @anon, @ScarletNumber, @ScarletNumber

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    Outside the midwest, probably not most people. But it was mentioned in Thomas Pynchon’s novel Gravity’s Rainbow.

    In one of the first chapters, there’s a part where one of the characters is having some sort of fever dream, and his mind starts going over all the ways you can make a sentence out of the words “you never did the Kenosha kid”.

    People were just waiting for someone like Kyle Rittenhouse to come along and earn the title of “The Kenosha Kid”.

    So if you’ve ever wondered why some people were really excited to use the phrase “The Kenosha Kid”, that’s probably why.

    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    @anon

    Birthplace of Orson Welles (1915).

    , @Richard B
    @anon


    So if you’ve ever wondered why some people were really excited to use the phrase “The Kenosha Kid”, that’s probably why.
     
    Yeah, guess it gave that tiny section of the semi-educated hostile elite who actually read another opportunity to show off their literary pretentions. Which, true to type, they jumped at. If you were wondering why an A at Harvard today stands for average, or why The Ivy League is now The Poison Ivy League, there's your answer.
  86. @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    "Ron, we need a “Bozo” button."

    You would be at the top of the list. The fact of the matter is that most protests were generally peaceful.

    Replies: @res

    More projection from Corvinus. But I don’t think we need a bozo button since we already have this.

    • Agree:

    Contrast that with what discerning Unz Review commenters know as the Corvinus seal of approval. Only given to the best (most unarguable takedowns of ideals cherished by Corvinus) comments.

    • Disagree:

    If I might brag a bit, I think I have accumulated more Corvinus seals of approval than any other commenter. Hopefully I am graced with another here.

    P.S. Corvinus, I hope you enjoy your next “mostly saliva free” fast food meal.

    • Agree: syonredux
  87. @Achmed E. Newman
    @West reanimator

    Jacksonville, Florida or thereabouts. This is not some doxing. Mr. Mason wrote this at least once.

    That's what pisses me off about this guy. His anti-gun stance and all his lefty stuff would be fine if he'd immigrated to Massachusetts or something. Northern Florida (N of Sanford, Jax to Tallahassee, and most of the panhandle) is the only conservative and Southern part of Florida left, and he has to go there and bring his left craptrap with him.

    Replies: @res, @Coemgen

    Jonathan Mason’s comments comment read like a “perfectly modulated voice of reason” NPR/PBS shill’s spiel.

    The panhandle my eye. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he’s posting from the Peoples’ Republic of Cambridge Massachusetts.

  88. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    Well, you've got your wish, in part. The "Prairie [Home] Companion" was deplatformed because its host, Garrison Keillor, was allegedly even more handsy than Sleepy Joe, if such a thing is possible.

    Well, not exactly deplatformed - it was just rechristened "Live From Here" and given a new host, the soy boy Chris Thile who is guaranteed not to be handsy with anyone since both of his hands are always occupied playing his little ukulele.

    However, in the age of WuFlu, "Live From Here" is a contradiction in terms and in June of this year the show was cancelled. Handsy Keillor lasted 40 years on the radio but Mr. Soyboy lasted less than 4.

    That's the good news. The bad news is that instead, from now the slot will be filled by Nina Totenberg regaling us weekly with her tales of the exemplary life of St. Ruth. Certain miracles have already been reported - a woman who was hemorrhaging to death after an illegal abortion (Medicaid failed to cover a safe, legal abortion for her) prayed to St. Ruth and her bleeding stopped. Another woman prayed that the government would mail her free contraceptives, and lo they were delivered. The new show will be called "Lives of the Saints". Each show will conclude with a "lesson" from the life of Ruth to help us apply the virtues of Ruth to ourselves.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Anonymous

    I rarely listen to NPR, but a couple of times I listened to a portion of “Wait… don’t tell me,” featuring the odd, perhaps gay Mo Rocca and the weird, perhaps pedophile lesbian Paula Poundstone, after her kids sued her for being a drunken molester mom or some such.

    I believe I understand why it’s supposed to be funny. I just never found it funny, EVER. A bunch of mostly dilettante hack turds trying to crack clever, and never succeeding. Yet there’s apparently longtime listeners who seem to look forward to that… show. It astounds me that people are paid to produce and perform in it. I pray to Trump they’re executed first.

    Do I have to be from Connecticut to find that show funny?

    • Agree: Coemgen
    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    What you describe reminds me of every SNL skit that I have seen in the last 20 years (admittedly not many). The skits have the FORM of comedy. People wearing costumes or get in character. A situation is set up. Sometimes the audience even laughs at the end. All that is missing is the actual humor. It's as if someone forgot to tell them that jokes are supposed to have a punchline.

    Replies: @res

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Anonymous


    the odd, perhaps gay Mo Rocca
     
    Mo Rocca is perhaps gay in the sense that Jerry Seinfeld is perhaps Jewish.
  89. @anon
    @Richard B

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    Outside the midwest, probably not most people. But it was mentioned in Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow.

    In one of the first chapters, there's a part where one of the characters is having some sort of fever dream, and his mind starts going over all the ways you can make a sentence out of the words "you never did the Kenosha kid".

    People were just waiting for someone like Kyle Rittenhouse to come along and earn the title of "The Kenosha Kid".

    So if you've ever wondered why some people were really excited to use the phrase "The Kenosha Kid", that's probably why.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton, @Richard B

    Birthplace of Orson Welles (1915).

  90. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    I rarely listen to NPR, but a couple of times I listened to a portion of "Wait... don’t tell me," featuring the odd, perhaps gay Mo Rocca and the weird, perhaps pedophile lesbian Paula Poundstone, after her kids sued her for being a drunken molester mom or some such.

    I believe I understand why it’s supposed to be funny. I just never found it funny, EVER. A bunch of mostly dilettante hack turds trying to crack clever, and never succeeding. Yet there’s apparently longtime listeners who seem to look forward to that... show. It astounds me that people are paid to produce and perform in it. I pray to Trump they're executed first.

    Do I have to be from Connecticut to find that show funny?

    Replies: @Jack D, @ScarletNumber

    What you describe reminds me of every SNL skit that I have seen in the last 20 years (admittedly not many). The skits have the FORM of comedy. People wearing costumes or get in character. A situation is set up. Sometimes the audience even laughs at the end. All that is missing is the actual humor. It’s as if someone forgot to tell them that jokes are supposed to have a punchline.

    • Replies: @res
    @Jack D

    Cargo cult comedy?

  91. @Anon7
    Speaking of mostly peaceful protests, right wing domestic terrorists targeting Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer were arrested by alert FBI agents:

    "Just last week the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two militia groups," she said, referring to suspects authorities have linked to the plot. 'Stand back and stand by,' he told them. 'Stand back and stand by.' Hate groups heard the president's words not as a rebuke but as a rallying cry, as a call to action," Whitmer said.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-foils-plot-kidnap-michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer/story?id=73502995

    Since I have a suspicious nature, I'd guess that the FBI knew about this for the better part of a year, that they had thoroughly infiltrated and probably guided the group, none of the actual perpetrators have IQs over 85, and finally I'd guess that it's not a coincidence that this plot came to a boil just before a national election.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    I joked to someone from Michigan about “these right-wing extremists were going to kidnap Whitmer”, and she told me about the O’Henry short story of kidnappers who hold a rich man’s child for ransom, and it didn’t turn out well for them

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ransom_of_Red_Chief

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Inquiring Mind

    Ha! Gretchen is all the way around the bend on radicalized left feminism.

    Whitmer is not just annoying - she's scary. I don't think you want to meet her in a dark alley where there's no rule of law.

    They're beating the drum on this right wing conspiracy like crazy; now they have pictures of the bad white men (I guess "bad" is redundant, because aren't all white men bad).

    After a long spring and summer of antifa rioting and burning, and BLM rioting, burning and looting, and not one conviction and almost no media coverage, they're wall-to-wall white right wing militia.

    Another October surprise, cooked up by your deep state FBI on Facebook.

  92. @JimB
    If nothing else, Kamala Harris is consistent. The VP debate reminded us of why she went nowhere in the Democrat primaries, dropping out early. On the other hand, I never quite understood the value of Pence on the Trump ticket — until last night.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    C’mon, Race Bannon’s job was to keep Johnny Quest out of trouble.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Inquiring Mind


    C’mon, Race Bannon’s job was to keep Johnny Quest out of trouble.
     
    https://youtu.be/e4dGkypAyEI
  93. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    What you describe reminds me of every SNL skit that I have seen in the last 20 years (admittedly not many). The skits have the FORM of comedy. People wearing costumes or get in character. A situation is set up. Sometimes the audience even laughs at the end. All that is missing is the actual humor. It's as if someone forgot to tell them that jokes are supposed to have a punchline.

    Replies: @res

    Cargo cult comedy?

  94. anon[221] • Disclaimer says:

    >Murder rate soars.

    >Democrat media: That’s misleading. 93% of incorporated towns and cities in America didn’t report any murders last year.

    >Asteroid destroys Beijing.

    >Democrat media: That’s misleading. 93% of Chinese outside the city survived.

    >OJ Simpson murdered a girl.

    >Democrat media: That’s misleading. OJ Simpson was husband-of-the year 93% of the time.

    What’s not misleading: NPR and other democrat party propaganda outlets are using statistics to obscure the truth. These riots caused billions of dollars in insurance claims, resulted in hundreds of arrests, several murders, and hundreds of smaller incidents like blockading highways, blinding cops with lasers, burning buildings, and toppling statues. That alone greatly exceeds anything that has happened in this country since at least 9/11 (or the Rodney King riots if you want to match oranges to oranges). Saying these riots were “93% peaceful” is like claiming World War Two was a walk in the park because probably a similar number of American troops didn’t kill anyone personally. It’s a shameful deflection.

  95. @Anonymous
    I believe NPR knows it's a dead man walkin'.

    That is, they fully understand that if Trump is re-elected, and no longer has to worry about reelection, they will be on the President's list of "things to do," regarding taxpayer defunding of their private little shitshow.

    As a broadcasting company, they are a failure. Without taxpayer funding, they will belly-up in a New York minute. They know it. Trump knows it. Taxpayer funding of a clearly political organization is an egregious abuse of overtaxed citizens. The government has no business funding this old-timey Democrat clown car.

    If they want a platform to share their brand of crazy, they should earn their right on the open market, and stop leaching money off of unwilling taxpayers, like a bunch of drunken mono-toothed hillbilly trailer trash who've forgotten the meaning of "honest work."

    We don’t want to be their fuckin "prairie companions." They need to be gone yesterday. They know with our President, the jig is up. Their "employees," and the ringmasters, will have to go out and get real long-term jobs, many for the first time in their wretched lives.

    Pay no serious attention to NPR.

    It’s just a dead man talkin'.

    Replies: @Jack D, @MBlanc46

    President Biden will increase their subsidy by a significant amount.

  96. @Inquiring Mind
    @JimB

    C'mon, Race Bannon's job was to keep Johnny Quest out of trouble.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    C’mon, Race Bannon’s job was to keep Johnny Quest out of trouble.

  97. @obwandiyag
    Meanwhile, Wuhan has defeated the virus.

    Because they are communists, and communists know what they're doing.

    You like sitting at home wondering what's going to happen to you?

    They don't do that in Wuhan. They have pool parties. And the totalitarian government lets them. Because it is safe. Because communists know what they're doing.

    Replies: @Muggles

    They don’t do that in Wuhan. They have pool parties. And the totalitarian government lets them. Because it is safe. Because communists know what they’re doing.

    So, how is the weather there? Are rents reasonable for foreigners like you?

    I assume you must be posting from there. Or in some equally nice communist paradise. Please feel free to share the love.

  98. @Neuday
    @Anon

    I had to look up the meaning of "eruv", since I live in a part of the country blessedly with hardly any Jews.

    It seems they place some wire around an area, symbolically extending the Jewish household into public areas so they can move about their "household" on the Sabbath. Do I have that correct? Doesn't that seem like rather devious and deceptive? Who do they think they're fooling? What is it with these people? If you don't want to honor the Sabbath, then don't. But to extend a wire and have everyone pretend that everything inside the wire is your household is just an obvious lie.

    Is this really the case?

    Replies: @jallynn, @ScarletNumber, @Dissident, @Jack D

    Doesn’t that seem like rather devious and deceptive?

    So now we’re surprised that Jews are devious and deceptive?

    • LOL: Dissident
  99. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    I rarely listen to NPR, but a couple of times I listened to a portion of "Wait... don’t tell me," featuring the odd, perhaps gay Mo Rocca and the weird, perhaps pedophile lesbian Paula Poundstone, after her kids sued her for being a drunken molester mom or some such.

    I believe I understand why it’s supposed to be funny. I just never found it funny, EVER. A bunch of mostly dilettante hack turds trying to crack clever, and never succeeding. Yet there’s apparently longtime listeners who seem to look forward to that... show. It astounds me that people are paid to produce and perform in it. I pray to Trump they're executed first.

    Do I have to be from Connecticut to find that show funny?

    Replies: @Jack D, @ScarletNumber

    the odd, perhaps gay Mo Rocca

    Mo Rocca is perhaps gay in the sense that Jerry Seinfeld is perhaps Jewish.

  100. @Richard B
    @Jonathan Mason

    Does anyone doubt that any city or town that has never had a riot could have one at the drop of a hat if that's what the hostile elite and their proxies want?

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    What does any of this matter though?

    Whether or not there's a riot in every city or town the USA is finished.

    Replies: @anon, @ScarletNumber, @ScarletNumber

    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video “Buddy Holly”.

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @ScarletNumber


    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video “Buddy Holly”.
     
    Oh yeah. Everyone knows that.

    For the best page (Steve Sailer) on the best website (TUR) it sure does attract a lot of adolescent deflective trolling.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @ScarletNumber

    They really spent some time on the videos back then. Thanks for the Wheezer.

  101. @Richard B
    @Jonathan Mason

    Does anyone doubt that any city or town that has never had a riot could have one at the drop of a hat if that's what the hostile elite and their proxies want?

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    What does any of this matter though?

    Whether or not there's a riot in every city or town the USA is finished.

    Replies: @anon, @ScarletNumber, @ScarletNumber

    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video “Buddy Holly”.

  102. @Inquiring Mind
    @Anon7

    I joked to someone from Michigan about "these right-wing extremists were going to kidnap Whitmer", and she told me about the O'Henry short story of kidnappers who hold a rich man's child for ransom, and it didn't turn out well for them

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ransom_of_Red_Chief

    Replies: @Anon7

    Ha! Gretchen is all the way around the bend on radicalized left feminism.

    Whitmer is not just annoying – she’s scary. I don’t think you want to meet her in a dark alley where there’s no rule of law.

    They’re beating the drum on this right wing conspiracy like crazy; now they have pictures of the bad white men (I guess “bad” is redundant, because aren’t all white men bad).

    After a long spring and summer of antifa rioting and burning, and BLM rioting, burning and looting, and not one conviction and almost no media coverage, they’re wall-to-wall white right wing militia.

    Another October surprise, cooked up by your deep state FBI on Facebook.

  103. @anon
    @Richard B

    Who ever heard of Kenosha before 2020?

    Outside the midwest, probably not most people. But it was mentioned in Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow.

    In one of the first chapters, there's a part where one of the characters is having some sort of fever dream, and his mind starts going over all the ways you can make a sentence out of the words "you never did the Kenosha kid".

    People were just waiting for someone like Kyle Rittenhouse to come along and earn the title of "The Kenosha Kid".

    So if you've ever wondered why some people were really excited to use the phrase "The Kenosha Kid", that's probably why.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton, @Richard B

    So if you’ve ever wondered why some people were really excited to use the phrase “The Kenosha Kid”, that’s probably why.

    Yeah, guess it gave that tiny section of the semi-educated hostile elite who actually read another opportunity to show off their literary pretentions. Which, true to type, they jumped at. If you were wondering why an A at Harvard today stands for average, or why The Ivy League is now The Poison Ivy League, there’s your answer.

  104. @res
    @Achmed E. Newman

    If that is true then he is flat out lying. Which would not surprise me in the least.

    https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/05/30/demonstrators-in-jacksonville-join-national-i-cant-breathe-protests/

    Headline: Peaceful protest marred by riots in downtown Jacksonville

    But don't worry.


    Authorities say rioters were separate from group of peaceful demonstrators
     
    I guess that makes the rioting OK. And of course the people involved are completely unrelated.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    I was in Jacksonville three times in the last week. It does not appear to me to be under martial law. Everything was normal, and as I recall nobody even took a shot at me.

    I did see one fire engine going through red lights, but when it reached its destination, which was a supermarket, I was disappointed not to see any burning buildings or looting.

    So that is my report from the front lines.

    • Replies: @res
    @Jonathan Mason

    Let's return to what you said in your original comment.


    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don’t believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.
     
    Based on the link I posted, if you live within 200 miles of Jacksonville that statement was simply a lie.

    Here is a map showing places where riots occurred to make my point even clearer.

    https://acleddata.com/acleddatanew/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Political-Violence-Demonstrations-Strategic-Developments-in-the-US-24-May-22-August-2020.png

    P.S. Do you keep those goalposts on wheels to make them easier to move?

    Replies: @black sea

  105. @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Verymuchalive

    NPR still occasionally peddles the nonsense that Trayvon Martin was an innocent, boyish looking teen on a Skittles run when he was attacked and killed by a racisss White Hispanic, Michael Brown was a "gentle giant" gunned down by a racisss cop as he held his hands up in surrender, et al. ad nauseam.

    I no longer pay any attention to their so-called "journalism".

    Replies: @anarchyst

    The mainstream media has always been dishonest. From the “yellow journalism” of the late 1800s and early 1900s to today’s “fake news”, journalism has shown its true (communist) roots.

    From the lies about the Spanish-American war to the New York Times’ walter duranty hiding the truth about and denying the artificially engineered and forced communist “famine” in the Ukraine, to the lies about the 1968 Viet Nam communist Tet offensive (a military victory for the South Vietnamese and American troops) reported by walter cronkite as a military defeat, cronkite and his ilk were successful in prolonging the Viet Nam war for years, giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy, who bragged about being supported by the U S media.

    Look at NBCs doctoring of GMC truck gas tanks, rigging them to explode, and the deliberate mischaracterization of George Zimmerman’s conversation withe the 911 dispatcher, deleting a key phrase, as well as showing Trayvon Martin as a 12-year-old cherub rather than his more recent “thug” facebook picture.

    The media has become a “fifth column” of the government and is not to be trusted.

    The CIA has had its hooks in the media since the 1950s. In fact, Hollywood script writers were paid to insert anti-drug messages in their scripts during the “drug hysteria” period of the 1980s through 2000s.

    Today, we have “crisis actors” embedded in our government and media, the same “crisis actors” who keep showing up, being used in every (fake) “crisis”. The mainstream media keeps parroting these imposters, thinking that we are stupid, not being able to see through their lies and deceptions.

    To our advantage, we now have the internet, which gives the ordinary citizen the ability to see through the deceptions and lies, and the capability to be real “journalists”, quite often getting and reporting the story TRUTHFULLY before the mainstream media.

    In fact, there are calls by “mainstream media” to “license” journalists, in an attempt to keep these “citizen journalists” out…twenty years ago, any journalist suggesting such a scheme would have been thrown out, but nowadays…who knows?

  106. @Anonymous
    @Jonathan Mason

    If your phone can mix up "rioting" and "writing" you really need to train its TTS more. I recommend teaching it the 3 R's: Rocking, Rioting, and 'rithing

    Replies: @Jack D, @Jonathan Mason

    Most of the time it gets it right, but my error was in not editing out the errors, due to being half awake.

    However I love the arrows it makes as these are very creative like era/error/arrow.

  107. @Jonathan Mason
    @res

    I was in Jacksonville three times in the last week. It does not appear to me to be under martial law. Everything was normal, and as I recall nobody even took a shot at me.

    I did see one fire engine going through red lights, but when it reached its destination, which was a supermarket, I was disappointed not to see any burning buildings or looting.

    So that is my report from the front lines.

    Replies: @res

    Let’s return to what you said in your original comment.

    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don’t believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.

    Based on the link I posted, if you live within 200 miles of Jacksonville that statement was simply a lie.

    Here is a map showing places where riots occurred to make my point even clearer.

    P.S. Do you keep those goalposts on wheels to make them easier to move?

    • Replies: @black sea
    @res

    Wyoming just keeps looking better and better.

  108. @res
    @Jonathan Mason

    Let's return to what you said in your original comment.


    Obviously there has been some rooting and some rooting, but the United States is a vast Nation and I don’t believe there has been any within, say, 200 mi of where I live or even further.
     
    Based on the link I posted, if you live within 200 miles of Jacksonville that statement was simply a lie.

    Here is a map showing places where riots occurred to make my point even clearer.

    https://acleddata.com/acleddatanew/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Political-Violence-Demonstrations-Strategic-Developments-in-the-US-24-May-22-August-2020.png

    P.S. Do you keep those goalposts on wheels to make them easier to move?

    Replies: @black sea

    Wyoming just keeps looking better and better.

  109. @ScarletNumber
    @Richard B

    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video "Buddy Holly".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kemivUKb4f4

    Replies: @Richard B, @Achmed E. Newman

    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video “Buddy Holly”.

    Oh yeah. Everyone knows that.

    For the best page (Steve Sailer) on the best website (TUR) it sure does attract a lot of adolescent deflective trolling.

    • Troll: ScarletNumber
  110. @ScarletNumber
    @Richard B

    Al Molinaro is famously from Kenosha, as he mentioned it in the Weezer video "Buddy Holly".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kemivUKb4f4

    Replies: @Richard B, @Achmed E. Newman

    They really spent some time on the videos back then. Thanks for the Wheezer.

    • Thanks: ScarletNumber
  111. @Neuday
    @Anon

    I had to look up the meaning of "eruv", since I live in a part of the country blessedly with hardly any Jews.

    It seems they place some wire around an area, symbolically extending the Jewish household into public areas so they can move about their "household" on the Sabbath. Do I have that correct? Doesn't that seem like rather devious and deceptive? Who do they think they're fooling? What is it with these people? If you don't want to honor the Sabbath, then don't. But to extend a wire and have everyone pretend that everything inside the wire is your household is just an obvious lie.

    Is this really the case?

    Replies: @jallynn, @ScarletNumber, @Dissident, @Jack D

    I can certainly understand the concept of the eruv in Judaism can easily appear to outsiders as you have articulated but there is far more to it. Regrettably, I have no time to elaborate now (already cutting dangerously close to the Sabbath).

    Eruvin, I must at least note, have anything to do with the matter of COVID that was raised here. Least of all any eruv in Manhattan, where the Orthodox Jewish population is wildly different from the ones in Brooklyn that are the subject of the current events at hand.

  112. @Neuday
    @Anon

    I had to look up the meaning of "eruv", since I live in a part of the country blessedly with hardly any Jews.

    It seems they place some wire around an area, symbolically extending the Jewish household into public areas so they can move about their "household" on the Sabbath. Do I have that correct? Doesn't that seem like rather devious and deceptive? Who do they think they're fooling? What is it with these people? If you don't want to honor the Sabbath, then don't. But to extend a wire and have everyone pretend that everything inside the wire is your household is just an obvious lie.

    Is this really the case?

    Replies: @jallynn, @ScarletNumber, @Dissident, @Jack D

    It’s a little more elaborate than that. In fact, much more elaborate. A city is divided into 4 domains or categories – private (your house), public (an EXTREMELY busy street – for all practical purposes no street is every busy enough to qualify), semi-public ( almost everywhere else – e.g. the shared courtyard of an apartment bldg) and neutral (certain small areas like the top of a pole or fire hydrant. Generally speaking, transferring BETWEEN domains is forbidden on the Sabbath (except that you may transfer things to or from a neutral domain, but this is not important to this discussion).

    However, let’s say all of the renters around the courtyard and the landlord get together and agree to consider the courtyard to be an extension of their homes (under Jewish law this is accomplished by the homeowners agreeing to (symbolically) share ownership of certain foodstuffs with each other). This is considered a merger (eruv) of domains and so carrying something from your house (private) to the courtyard (formerly semi-public) no longer involves crossing domains – it’s all one big merged (private) domain so it’s no different than carrying something from one room in your house to the other (which is permitted).

    We then take that a step further – a courtyard is an area surrounded by walls, but the walls do not have to be solid – you can have door openings in a wall and it still a wall. A “door opening” consists of two “doorposts” and a “lintel” on top, but there’s no requirement for dimensions – the “doorposts” could be as skinny as a telephone pole and the “lintel” could be as thin as a wire. And one door opening can be right next to another one.

    So, putting this all together, you can turn an entire neighborhood or city into a single “domain” by erecting symbolic “door openings” in those areas of the perimeter that are lacking walls.

    Yes, it’s all a sort of legal fiction but it’s an elaborate one.

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