Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Conundrum

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Bonnie's Fourth! :)

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'This is war': Florida sheriff urges citizens to arm themselves in case of attack

Via Billy

A Florida sheriff’s office posted a controversial message on social media, urging citizens to arm themselves in self-defense.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted the video on Facebook Wednesday, two days after a deadly workplace shooting in nearby Orlando claimed the lives of five people.

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“I’ve always hated black people. I f------ hate people who aren’t white—Caucasian, whatever. I hate the human race,”

Via Billy

Pennsylvania supermarket shooter Randy Stair left behind a trove of material explaining his motivations for gunning down three of his co-workers. In his recorded suicide notes, released just hours before Thursday’s rampage, the 24-year-old talked extensively about his depression and about who he was as a person—a transgender woman who hated men and toxic masculinity.

In a video titled “Goodbye,” Stair says his YouTube cartoon series, Ember’s Ghost Squad, gave him a purpose, and that the cartoon character “Ember McLain,” from the Nickelodeon series Danny Phantom, brought out the girl in him.

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Comey Is Refusing To Turn Over Memo, Says He Deleted It

Via Billy

Comey Is Refusing To Turn Over Memo, Says He Deleted It

Here’s some news that may make you go “Hmmm…”

After former FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee naturally asked Comey for a copy of the infamous memo in question that he had leaked through a friend to the NY Times.

During testimony, Comey testified he felt he needed to take notes to protect himself in his conversations with President Donald Trump and then being so concerned about going on record with facts after a Trump tweet that he supposedly had Richman leak the contents to the NY Times.

Problem? When the committee asked for the memo, Comey said he no longer had copies.

The committee was then required to request copies from the Richman. Here’s the relevant excerpt of the letter to Richman noting this.

Czech Republic Joins Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in Refusing EU-Imposed Migrants

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The Czech Republic has joined its Central European neighbors in officially announcing a withdrawal from the European Union’s 2015 migrant resettlement program.
After much criticism of the scheme, which seeks to resettle an initial 160,000 migrants from Italy and Greece across EU member states, the Czechs have finally withdrawn citing concerns over security and the ‘’dysfunctionality’’ of what has been criticized as a shambolic program
Prague had accepted only 12 of the 1,600 migrants required by Brussels before leaving the program, which imposes quotas on all 28 member states under threat of sanction.

Volkhart Sagitta: Luftwaffe Courier Car 1944

Via Cousin Colby

Based on the KdF-Wagen Typ 60 , aka VW Beetle, it was designed by K.C. Volkhart as a fast courier car for Luftwaffe (German Air Force).Body, designed by Baron Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld, was built by Helmut Fuchs Niederwenningern/Ruhr. Thanks to its low drag coefficient (0.17 only) the streamline body allowed for speeds up to 150 km/h. The engine, mounted at the rear, was the standard VW 1.1-liter boxer, 24.5 hp.