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Friday, September 25, 2020

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Well, that made the prosecutor's job a lot easier, didn't it?

The 15-year-old charged with fatally stabbing Barnard student Tessa Majors during a park mugging was caught on a wiretap confessing to his jailed dad, sources told The Post Tuesday — as it emerged that the youngster has been indicted in yet another vicious robbery. 

Before he was arrested in the Dec. 11, 2019, slaying, Rashaun Weaver allegedly spilled his guts to his father, Clifford Weaver, in a conversation that was picked up on a recorded prison phone line at the Mohawk Correctional Facility, where the elder Weaver was being held on a parole violation. 
-Steve

How environmentalists destroyed California’s forests

I believe it was John Fremont who once exclaimed in astonishment that one could ride a horse at full gallop in the Forests of the Sierras in California. Well, one can do that again now — not among the towering conifers, but over the ashes. 

Right now I’m seeing the mountains I grew up in — where I went to school, where I hung out, camped, backpacked, boated, cheated death and generally formed the foundation of my character — burning down. It makes me sad and angry. 
-WiscoDave

WHAT???!!! They're closing one of California's premier Gladiator Schools???

TRACY (CBS13) – A California assemblymember said nearly $200 million in operating costs will be saved after the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) announcement on Friday of the closure of a state prison in Tracy. 

The Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy was chosen for closure based on operating costs, inmate housing needs, impact on the workforce and prioritization of public safety, according to CDCR Secretary Ralph Diaz. According to the CDCR, annual operating costs for the prison are about $182 million. 

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DVI's one of California's entry level prisons and is rough as hell. It'll either make you or break you according to everybody I knew that went there.

Hunting for relics

Chicago, IL – -(AmmoLand.com)- After the beginning of the Civil War in April of 1861, fighting quickly spread across the southern states. The mountains and valleys of southern West Virginia saw many months of conflict with the sounds of gunfire, the rattle of sabers, and the screams of soldiers. When the battles were over, remnants of the skirmishes were left behind. Fired and dropped bullets were quickly stomped into the soil by the boots of running infantry. Fallen leaves covered lost buttons, buckles, and other items. Muskets, canteens, spurs, and more were also lost and forgotten. 

Johnny Lang Live at Montreux

Watch the video HERE (54 minutes)

‘That’s a promise’: Actor Russ Tamblyn says ‘there will be a war’ if ‘you dare try and replace’ RBG

There’s a collage going around on Twitter of various blue checks losing their minds over the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s promise to call a vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace her. Former CNN host Reza Aslan said they’d “burn the entire f**king thing down” if that happened, and GQ’s Laura Bassett said “there will be riots” — more riots, we guess. 

We’re giving actor Russ Tamblyn (“West Side Story,” “Twin Peaks”) his own post, though, because he’s made a promise: There will be a war if they try to replace Ginsberg now. 

Friday gifdump Part II

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Hell, they let damned near everybody into their club

History books typically depict Vikings as blue-eyed, blonde-haired, burly men sailing the North Atlantic coast to pillage wherever they set foot on land. While some of that may be true, a new genetic study of Viking DNA is flipping much of this history on its head. 

Seattle city council overrides mayor's veto—defunds police despite public objection

The Seattle city council voted on Tuesday to override the mayor's veto of a bill to defund the Seattle Police Department, voting, again, to defund SPD. Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto was intended to stop drastic cuts to a city budget which would defund parts of the Seattle Police Department budget. 

Ron Paul Appears to Suffer Stroke While Livestreaming

Former Congressman Ron Paul appeared to have suffered a stroke or other medical emergency while livestreaming on Friday. 

People on social media immediately expressed shock and great concern for the beloved libertarian, who is perhaps one of the most honest and refreshing voices in American politics. 
-WiscoDave

German Intelligence In WWII - Secrets Of War

 Watch the video HERE (51 minutes)

Federal Agencies Tapped Protesters’ Phones in Portland

This summer, Portland looked like a war zone. Phalanxes of shadowy law enforcement personnel fired crowd-control munitions, as plumes of teargas billowed into the sky. Federal agents without clearly visible identification rounded up protesters and loaded them into unmarked cars, on American streets. When videos began to spread online, it was hard to tell what was going on, or how widely. 

The public backlash was ferocious, spurring Congress to demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disclose information about the operation. But the DHS never came clean to the public about the full extent of its intelligence operations in Portland, which consisted of clandestine activities including interceptions of protesters’ phone calls conducted by a task force that included federal agencies besides the DHS, according to two former intelligence officers familiar with the matter. 
-WiscoDave

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Well, no shit. Anybody that thought they wouldn't are fucking dumbasses.

The shit I post on Facebook

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Yet armed white men patrolling the streets are branded as racists

An armed group of black men who began patrolling Minneapolis during the unrest in the wake of George Floyd's death have been praised by city officials. 

The Minnesota Freedom Fighters was formed in late May after the NAACP chapter in the city's north, predominantly black, neighborhood put out a call for residents to help protect small businesses from violence, fires and looting. 
-WiscoDave

"But I'm different because I'm famous and rich!"

Actress and 'Defund the police' activist Alyssa Milano was quick to call cops when she believed an armed gunman was on her Bell Canyon property on Sunday morning. 

The call ignited a response that included seven Ventura County Sheriffs' vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team that sat down the street on standby. 

Black Man Murders Four-Year-Old White Child in Targeted Attack

The media reacts quickly and with righteous indignation when a black person is shot by police, or by someone white, no matter what the facts of the case are. 

But far too often, even in the most heinous of cases, when the perpetrator is black and the victim or victims happen to be white, the headlines and reporting are not anywhere near the same. 

We have seen it in the case of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, who was executed by a black man in August, and we are seeing it again in the death of a 4-year-old white child in a targeted attack by a black man, WKBN reported. 
-CavGuy

Top 11 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Chickens

Over recent years, many people have taken the plunge and decide to keep chickens. 

Unfortunately, some people have done so without doing even basic research into the care and upkeep of their flock. 

Subsequently, some birds languish or die simply from lack of appropriate care or attention. 

This is certainly something you don’t want and something which can be easily avoided. 

We have put together some of the most common ways in which chicks or chickens health and survival can be severely impacted and what you can do to avoid these things. 

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 And then there's #12 - putting younger pullets in with established grown hens.

As you may recall,  one of my hens, #1, died last week so I went down and bought a couple young pullets to replace her with. 

I put Li'l Ann and Jane (I can't believe I named chickens) in with #s 2, 3, and 4 and they seemed to get along all right. I had shit to do near the coop, so I was able to keep an eye on them for a couple hours. The older hens kept their distance as long as I was there, but as soon as I got up to the house, they went on the attack doing their pecking order drill. By the time I got back to the coop, Ann had a big patch of skin torn off her head and Jane was bleeding from the neck.
I netted them and put them in a box, thinking to go into town and buy a cage to put them in until I could figure out what to do with them, then remembered I had a perfectly good Jack Jail by the house, so I tossed them in there after smearing anti-bacterial ointment on their wounds.
The kennel already had plywood sides to keep that asshole dog Jack out of the wind, but the top is just heavy tarp material, so I ended up having to go into town anyway to buy some chicken wire to put over that to keep the RACcoons from getting them.

So that's their new home for until they get some size to them. The place I bought them from said they were dual purpose (meat and egg) birds so by the time they grow to adulthood and get moved to the regular coop, they'll be plenty big enough to kick the chickenshit out of the 3 leghorns I have now.

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"But they're such magnificent creatures!"

PACIFICA, Calif. (KRON) – A mountain lion is roaming the streets of a neighborhood in Pacifica, California. The big cat was caught on video as it watched two kids who were riding bikes in the street over the weekend. 

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Yeah well, when you outlaw hunting them, they lose all fear of man and tend to overpopulate when they're the top predator in the food chain.