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"Whisper down the lane" in action - alleged firebombing in North Philly



So, this story was published by The Mirror (UK), and caught my attention because none of the local media in Philly have anything about it:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/there-you-go-muslim-says-8891711

'There you go, Muslim' says thug as firebomb thrown into car while driver is still sitting inside'

The story includes a periscope video of the guy telling his story to the person who then posted it.

Give a careful listen to the actual video of the guy telling his story.

Contaminated Skittles Probed After Two Hospitalized


This was a while back, and people still eat them.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/tainted-skittles-indiana-248740611.html


Two people who ate from a package of contaminated Skittles required hospital treatment for burning throats, cramping and diarrhea, Indiana authorities said Wednesday night.

The Indiana State Department of Health said in a news release that preliminary tests showed that packages of Skittles sold at a Marathon Food Mart in Richmond had some kind of chemical substances, though what exactly those substances were has yet to be confirmed.

So, fed up with TV news, I thought I'd turn on a mindless game show...



Good lord

The Secret Origin of the Birthers


For those remaining puzzled over "where did birtherism begin", this is the definitive reference:

http://birthofanotion.com/home/the-secret-origin-of-the-birthers

And that rumor first appeared in the early hours of Saturday, March 1, 2008, on the conservative web forum, FreeRepublic.com. In a thread entitled “FR CONTEST: Pin the Middle Name on the Obama,” where posters were offering various ‘funny’ middle names for Barack Obama in lieu of “Hussein,” a poster named “FARS” posted this non-sequitur:


I was told today that Obama swore in on a Koran for his Senate seat. I do not believe he did. Can someone clarify this for me? I am under the impression only a Congressman has so far sworn in on a Koran.

Also that Obama’s mother gave birth to him overseas and then immediately flew into Hawaii and registered his birth as having taken place in Hawaii.

Again, any clarifications on this? Defintely disqualifies him for Prez. There must be some trace of an airticket. While small babies are not charged air fare they do have a ticket issued for them.

Long time ago but there may be some residual information somewhere. Good ammo (if available and true) BEST USED AFTER he becomes PREZ (if that occurs) and it’s too late for Dems – except accept the VP.


Most of the essential elements of the rumor are here, from the immediate flight to Hawaii for registration to the eligibility concerns. All that is lacking is a specific reference to Kenya, which we’ll see was remedied shortly thereafter. He acknowledges that Obama’s public biography states that he was born in Honolulu, and he alleges that the public biography is false. He actively endorses the idea of Obama’s family covering up a birth in Kenya, and as such, is proposing a conspiracy theory.

Importantly, despite being the first person, anywhere, to report this rumor, he cites no source for it. No news report, or broadcast program, or website. Only “I was told today.” The fact that it appears alongside the oft-repeated and equally oft-debunked false rumor that Obama took his oath of office on a Koran illustrates the level of FARS’ willingness to factcheck rumors before repeating them.

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More at link

Clearly there is something interesting happening this morning


Would someone care to describe whatever it is that so many people are posting cryptic reactions about?

Like, start from the beginning and pretend that the person to whom you are writing is not watching TV next to you?

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 15 USC 78dd-2

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/78dd-2

(a) Prohibition
It shall be unlawful for any domestic concern, other than an issuer which is subject to section 78dd–1 of this title, or for any officer, director, employee, or agent of such domestic concern or any stockholder thereof acting on behalf of such domestic concern, to make use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of any money, or offer, gift, promise to give, or authorization of the giving of anything of value to—
(1) any foreign official for purposes of—
(A)
(i) influencing any act or decision of such foreign official in his official capacity,
(ii) inducing such foreign official to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such official, or
(iii) securing any improper advantage; or
(B) inducing such foreign official to use his influence with a foreign government or instrumentality thereof to affect or influence any act or decision of such government or instrumentality,
in order to assist such domestic concern in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person;
(2) any foreign political party or official thereof or any candidate for foreign political office for purposes of—
(A)
(i) influencing any act or decision of such party, official, or candidate in its or his official capacity,
(ii) inducing such party, official, or candidate to do or omit to do an act in violation of the lawful duty of such party, official, or candidate, or
(iii) securing any improper advantage; or
(B) inducing such party, official, or candidate to use its or his influence with a foreign government or instrumentality thereof to affect or influence any act or decision of such government or instrumentality,
in order to assist such domestic concern in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person; or
(3) any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given, or promised, directly or indirectly, to any foreign official, to any foreign political party or official thereof, or to any candidate for foreign political office, for purposes of—
(A)
(i) influencing any act or decision of such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate in his or its official capacity,
(ii) inducing such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate, or
(iii) securing any improper advantage; or
(B) inducing such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate to use his or its influence with a foreign government or instrumentality thereof to affect or influence any act or decision of such government or instrumentality,
in order to assist such domestic concern in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.

To be fair, Trump could possibly defeat ISIS


Figure, and he's good at this:

1. Buy them out.

2. Put him in charge.

3. Load it up with unsustainable debt.

4. Declare bankruptcy.

Boom. Done.

I don't think that anyone would argue that Hillary has the kind of experience he does in ruining everything he's ever run.

Question about the Bondi thing

Did the Bondi campaign report the use of Mar-a-Lago resort as an in-kind non-cash contribution?

And, if so, does anyone know the value assigned to it?

The deciding issue this year will be pokéstops in cemeteries!


Pokéstops and Pokégyms in cemeteries - this is affecting our children!

Why Trump has rallies in safe states


I'm surprised at the surprise.

Every rally he holds is covered live by the news networks. So it doesn't really matter where he has them. It's not as if the people attending the rallies need any persuasion to vote for him.

IMHO, it makes more sense for him to whip up a large enthusiastic crowd in Bumblefuck, Alabama, and to have that broadcast on Fox to every car repair waiting room in Ohio, than to have a rally in Ohio.
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