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SunSeeker's Journal
SunSeeker's Journal
June 20, 2024

Police release photo of suspect wanted in connection with 'antisemetic' NYC subway car chant

New York City police released a new wanted poster Wednesday as they continue to look for the man who yelled for "Zionists" riding on a southbound number 5 subway train last week to identify themselves.

The unidentified suspect is seen in a still photo made from surveillance footage. The man can be seen in the newly released image wearing a piece of cloth with a design resembling the Palestinian keffiyeh and the Palestinian flag's colors draped on his shoulders.

The suspect, who is seen with dark sunglasses and a chin strap style beard, allegedly chanted on a subway train "Raise your hands if you’re a Zionist. Repeat after me; this is your chance to get out," on June 10 as the train was held at the Union Square station in Manhattan. He is wanted on suspicion of attempted coercion, according to police.
"Threatening New Yorkers based on their beliefs is not only vile, it’s illegal and will not be tolerated. Anyone with information about those responsible for this illegal conduct should contact the NYPD immediately," the spokesman said.


June 15, 2024

Another arson at UC Berkeley, 'student intifada' takes credit

For the second time this month, UC Berkeley police are investigating a report of arson that may be linked to Palestinian protest activities.

The University of California Police Department has said little about the investigation this week.

According to police and public records, the arson took place outside Koshland Hall, which is located on the northwest corner of campus, at Hearst Avenue not far from Oxford Street.

Activists said they "unloaded a firebomb" at UC Berkeley due to UC's "treatment of student protestors." UC must divest "or face our wrath."


June 14, 2024

SJP is bragging about firebombing at UC Berkeley

This is from the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) UCLA chapter's Instagram (the people who organized the UCLA encampment and every other successive protest at UCLA). SJP has set up chapers at college campuses all over the country and organized the increasingly radicalized protests, encampments and building sieges. SJP is revealing itself more and more to be the pro-terrorism group that it is.

And yes, they firebombed UC Berkeley over a protester being arrested at UCLA. Makes absolutely no sense. But terrorist acts never do.

June 13, 2024

Pro-Palestinian protesters at Cal State LA create barricade campus building

A group of 50 to 100 pro-Palestinian protesters at California State University, Los Angeles blocked entrances and exits of the student services building, reportedly trapping a handful of university employees inside the building Wednesday night.  

Aerial footage of the demonstration captured by Sky5 showed protesters, some wearing face coverings and kaffiyehs fashioning a barricade of toppled golf carts and picnic tables with umbrellas around the perimeter of the building earlier in the day.  

In front of one of the building’s entrances, several demonstrators sat in chairs chained to cement columns.  

Demonstrators had established an encampment on another part of the university’s campus where they have been for some 40 days, according to reporting from the Los Angeles Times.  University spokesperson Erik Frost Hollins told The Times that they received an email from the group CSU LA Gaza Solidarity Encampment informing them that they planned a sit-in at the student services building despite the fact the school had gone out of its way to provide an area for non-violent, peaceful demonstrations.  https://ktla.com/news/local-news/pro-palestinian-protesters-at-cal-state-la-create-barricade-campus-building/

June 9, 2024

A WWII veteran just married his bride near Normandy's D-Day beaches. He's 100, she's 96

CARENTAN-LES-MARAIS, France (AP) — Together, the collective age of the bride and groom was nearly 200. But World War II veteran Harold Terens and his sweetheart Jeanne Swerlin proved that love is eternal as they tied the knot Saturday inland of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France.

Their respective ages — he’s 100, she’s a youngster of just 96 — made their nuptials an almost double-century celebration.

Terens called it "the best day of my life."

On her way into the nuptials, the bubbly bride-to-be said: “It’s not just for young people, love, you know? We get butterflies. And we get a little action, also."


May 30, 2024


Ford partner Volkswagen was one of the last holdouts in terms of automakers remaining all-in on transitioning its entire lineup to EV models in the coming years, but earlier this month, it finally wavered from that plan. First, VW announced that it would be pivoting to hybrids in the short term, and then, revealed that it was delaying the launch of the ID.7 sedan in North America and will instead focus on EV crossovers first. However, it also seems as if the Germany automaker is focused on developing its own low-cost EV as well.

According to a new report from Reuters, Volkswagen is setting its sights on developing a new EV with a price tag of around 20,000 euros ($21,746 USD), with a global debut slated for 2027. The project is currently known as ID.1, and is aimed at competing with cheaper Chinese EVs that are now launching in various parts of the globe, including Europe, undercutting the competition by a significant margin. VW plans on leveraging its existing ties in Europe to keep costs down and build something competitive.

This strategy is precisely what Ford is also implementing at the moment, as The Blue Oval has been working on its own low-cost EV platform for around two years now. The first model that will launch with this new platform is a crossover slated to arrive in 2026 with a $25k price tag, and stems from increased Chinese competition as well.

May 29, 2024

'There is no real choice this November': Ken Burns gives powerful defense of democracy

Filmmaker Ken Burns delivered a powerful defense of democracy while delivering the commencement address for Brandeis University.https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/amp-video/mmvo211735621744

A masterpiece. One of the best speeches I have ever heard. Well worth the 20 minutes of your time.
May 23, 2024

Salman Rushdie says a Palestinian state formed today would be 'Taliban-like'

Commenting on the US campus protesters calling for a free Palestine, the author said that while he has “argued for a Palestinian state for most of my life – since the 1980s, probably – right now, if there was a Palestinian state, it would be run by Hamas, and that would make it a Taliban-like state, and it would be a client state of Iran”.

“Is that what the progressive movements of the western left wish to create? To have another Taliban, another Ayatollah-like state, in the Middle East, right next to Israel?” said the Indian-born British-American author on a podcast run by German broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg which was released on Thursday.

“The fact is that I think any human being right now has to be distressed by what is happening in Gaza because of the quantity of innocent death. I would just like some of the protests to mention Hamas. Because that’s where this started, and Hamas is a terrorist organisation. It’s very strange for young, progressive student politics to kind of support a fascist terrorist group.”

Rushdie said that there has been “student upheaval” at New York University, where he a faculty member. He said that he has mixed opinions on the protests – while students have the right to demonstrate, he said, it is also necessary to ensure that other students don’t feel unsafe as a result. He added that while unleashing armed police on students is not a good idea, neither is occupying and damaging buildings.


May 18, 2024

California home prices just reached a new record high

Home prices in California reached a new record high in April as sales activity increased despite the state’s seemingly insurmountable housing shortage.

The median price of a single-family home climbed to $904,210 last month, nearly 6% higher than March and 11% above April 2023, according to data released on Friday by the California Association of Realtors.

Home sales also increased month over month and year over year by low single-digits.

California’s affordability crisis is well documented, and experts point to high housing costs as one of the key contributors. This makes owning a home in the Golden State, particularly in major metropolitan areas, a good investment. However, Levine says the barrier to entry is becoming increasingly high due to the housing shortage.


May 16, 2024

Officers clear pro-Palestinian encampment at UC Irvine, protestors arrested

Tensions escalated as police surrounded the University of California, Irvine campus and arrested pro-Palestinian demonstrators while dismantling a solidarity encampment on Wednesday.

Videos posted to social media showed protesters barricading inside the Physical Sciences Lecture Hall and rushing to pitch tents outside the building at around 2:30 p.m.

The gathering was declared an unlawful assembly and officers from several law enforcement agencies created a skirmish line near demonstrators, who were positioned both inside and outside of the encampment’s wood palette barriers.

In a text message alert, UCI called it a “violent protest” and urged students to avoid the area. “If able, please leave immediately & continue to avoid the protest area until further notice,” the university said.


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