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BigOleDummy

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10,800 assault weapon seized in Louisville

Source: WHAS Louisville Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville seized more than 10,000 assault weapons that were being smuggled into the country.

On May 22, officers inspected a shipment heading for Melbourne, Florida manifested as containing 100 steel pin samples. Instead, they found 10,800 assault weapons appraised at $129,600.

Thomas Mahn, CBP's Louisville port director, said the weapons were knowingly mislabeled in hopes of avoiding any inspection.

Read more: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/crime/louisville-border-patrol-seize-assault-weapons/417-4d117d10-7fe6-4de0-887b-71c25f6926a4



Heading to Florida. Gearing up for the election or its aftermath?

Ok. This is only my second or third time starting a thread though I have been here a long time. I followed the guidelines from DU in posting it. I copy/pasted the exact headline as it appeared. I will also admit that I did not watch the attached news video as I rarely if ever watch "moving media" as I prefer text articles. As pointed out in some comments the written headline is misleading as it is parts that was confiscated. WHAS is one of the oldest, and around here anyway, most trusted of the local news media so I was confident in reporting it here in DU. I'm sorry for any confusion. Everything from "Ok" on is an edit after reading the comments posted so far and being a real noob at posting new things here I am leery of changing anything in front of that "Ok".

Some Tennessee lawmakers stop amendment to hide statue of former KKK leader

Source: Fox17 Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Some members of the Tennessee General Assembly moved to table an amendment to the state budget which would have blocked a statue of former KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forest from the view of drivers on I-65.

Sponsored by Rep. Jason Powell (D-Nashville), Amendment 8 to HB2922 would have appropriated funds to the Tennessee Department of Transportation to plant donated trees and natural landscaping to block the statue of Nathan Bedford Forest.

Forrest was the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and Confederate general during the Civil War. The statue has been defaced with paint in the past and a subject of debate in recent years. Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Powell said blocking the statue from view would send "a clear message to people in the state of Tennessee" and called it an "important step."

Read more: https://fox17.com/news/local/some-tennessee-lawmakers-stop-amendment-to-block-statue-of-former-kkk-leader



Just saw this on MSN, its a local Fox affiliate but I still feel kind of soiled going there. This made me smh.

What kind of people want to get people killed?

Just read something that has shaken me pretty bad.

"Just across the street, hundreds of their mostly white neighbors were there for decidedly different reasons. They leaned in front of local businesses The Daily Bagel and Rick's Smoke Shop wearing military fatigues and bulletproof vests, with blue bands tied around their arms. Most everyone seemed to be carrying something: flags, baseball bats, hammers and axes. But mostly, they carried guns.

They said they came with shotguns, rifles and pistols to protect their downtown businesses from outsiders. They had heard that antifa, paid by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, were being bused in from neighboring cities, hellbent on razing their idyllic town."

[link:https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/klamath-falls-oregon-victory-declared-over-antifa-which-never-showed-n1226681|

That article chilled me to the bone. It's worth a read if you haven't yet. Chilled me for multiple reasons. First, that anyone could believe the tripe that brought these people out. Secondly, that this tripe was passed on and abetted by Police departments AND by a COLONEL of the National Guard. The main bozo in that town pushing this I can almost understand. He just wanted to sell more guns and ammo. Imagine that...... putting peoples lives in danger so he could make a few extra bucks.

Fox and AM rightwing hate radio AND facebook bear the blame for this kind of shit. What has happened to our country when people will knowingly and willfully stir up the low information yahoos among us to the point of this kind of crap? People will DIE because some of the scummier of us want to make a few bucks?!? Its hard for me to believe that Fox, facebook etc don't know this stuff to be false and tbh I suspect their "ideological purity" too. Hannity, Rush and their ilk has to KNOW what they are doing is wrong but make too much doing it to care. I..... I could go on and on but will cease my rant.

This Treasury Official Is Running the Bailout. It's Been Great for His Family.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have become the public faces of the $3 trillion federal coronavirus bailout. Behind the scenes, however, the Treasury’s responsibilities have fallen largely to the 42-year-old deputy secretary, Justin Muzinich.

A major beneficiary of that bailout so far: Muzinich & Co., the asset manager founded by his father where Justin served as president before joining the administration. He reported owning a stake worth at least $60 million when he entered government in 2017.

[link:https://www.propublica.org/article/this-treasury-official-is-running-the-bailout-its-been-great-for-his-family?utm_source=pocket-newtab|

Not 100% sure this is the correct place to post this. But more graft and sleaze from this administration..... starting to just seem like another day. What is wrong with us as a nation that a good third of us, if not more, are o.k. with this kind of thing?

Trump orders massive cut to U.S. troop numbers in Germany

Source: Military Times

The U.S. military will reduce its footprint in Germany by nearly one-third after President Donald Trump ordered a dramatic drawdown in force levels from the key NATO ally, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The newspaper cited White House officials who said the move was outlined in a memorandum signed White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien in recent days that has still not been made public yet.

Under the order, U.S. troop presence in Germany would drop by 9,500 servicemembers, from 34,500 today to about 25,000

Read more: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/06/05/trump-orders-massive-cut-to-us-troop-numbers-in-germany-report/



Didn't take long for our chump in chief to get some revenge on Ms. Merkel for declining his G7 photo op. What a petulant little man he is.

I spent 3 years of my service in Germany and that experience helped shape my whole view of the world. Will be a shame many others like me may not get that opportunity.
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