So How Is It That “Refugees” in Germany Include ISIS Fighters?

I guess they need to beef-up their admittance procedures. (Of course I think they would first have to have some procedures before they could be improved.) ISIS sex slave survivor says she met her captor in Germany.

ISIS was hard on the Yazidi. The Western media pretty much ignored the Yazidi people. (Most spell checkers don’t recognize that name.) It was hard to swing the narrative I guess, given that it was a bunch of Christians being terrorized, abducted and sold into slavery by Muslims.

Ashwaq Haji Hami was only 14 when she was sold in her home country of Iraq for $100 to an Islamic State fighter named Abu Humam.

You would think that would create some movement in the West, but not much of one.

She ran into him in Germany, and he seemed to know quite a bit about her life there.

She told the Associated Press that Humam’s real name was Mohammed Rashid and that after fleeing, she allegedly encountered him in Germany in 2016 and again this February. She reported the incidents to police, but fearing for her safety, she moved back to Iraq in June.

Think about that for minute. She left Germany, and went back to Iraq, where it was safer.

Her family is currently trying to get to Australia “as part of a special program for women abducted by ISIS.”

Germany is reacting to the bad press by saying “she didn’t give us enough information.”

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“The Hysterical Cry-bullies of the Activist Class”

The Left (or the activist class) seems to be the same in Australia. It’s a 2 minute video, that is worth your time.

The Purge Comes to WordPress

In the words of The Comedian, “Just a matter of time, I suppose.” WordPress Takes Down Fellowship of the Minds.

Fellowship of the Minds and Saboteur 365.

Imagine a world of pure moonbattery, where everything you look at evokes nausea and horror. Every politician is Barack Obama. Every newscaster in Rachel Maddow. Every athlete is Colin Kaepernick. Every musician is Donald Glover. Every actor is Ezra Miller. The fundamental liberties of free speech, self-defense, and even property ownership inevitably vanish as we are inundated, looted, and eventually enslaved by a never-ending tsunami from the Third World.

If you have a WordPress site, you should export it regularly. Back to hunt for a blogging site – and they had almost convinced me to pay them. Suppose I should look at running a server. There must be some decent open-source blogging software out there….

When Governments Ignore The Things They Should Be Doing

What happens when governments ignore infrastructure, in favor of the social justice nonsense that takes up all their time and resources today? Italian bridge collapses in Genoa, killing at least 22, official says.

The Morandi bridge was struck by lightning during a storm, apparently causing a 650 foot section of the bridge to collapse. 22 people were killed and 8 were injured.

It isn’t a surprise that this particular bridge collapsed.

Two years before the deadly collapse, an engineer said the bridge was bound for disaster. Antonio Brencich, who is also a professor at the University of Genoa, said in July 2016 that there were problems with the structure, Ingegneri.info reported.

But in 1967 governments the world over were doing the less-than-glamorous work of building bridges. (That’s when the bridge in question was built.) And regular maintenance is required. As is understanding the design life. And none of that is as interesting as campaigning over the social-justice issues of the day.

Isn’t Sweden Supposed To Be a Socialist Paradise?

Maybe that is supposed to include wholesale vandalism. Masked attackers set cars on fire in shopping centre car park rampage in Sweden.

Swedish national radio reported that around 40 firefighters were in action tackling the different blazes with police not ruling out a link between the outbreaks of violence.

Around 60 vehicles had been vandalised in total, Swedish television reported, with stones also thrown at police by masked men.

FBI Warns of Attack on ATMs

You would think this kind of thing would be all over the news, but I guess a mere warning isn’t enough to warrant attention. (Not when you stack it up against a protest by 20 people in Washington!) FBI Warns of ‘Unlimited’ ATM Cashout Blitz.

Two similar attacks (against the same bank) netted 2.4 million dollars in 2016/2017.

The FBI said unlimited operations compromise a financial institution or payment card processor with malware to access bank customer card information and exploit network access, enabling large scale theft of funds from ATMs.

A lot of this comes down to poor security, either on the part of the banks, or the people who work there. Phishing is a thing, you need to look out for it, but especially if your job means you have a lot of authority over money, secrets, whatever. But banks also need to put more fences around administrators. Like strong 2-factor authentication, etc. (See the linked article for the list of recommendations.)

Should I be able to expect journalists to get the language right?

They pretend to be experts in everything, but they ought to at least be knowledgeable about the language.

I am one person, writing a blog about stuff that interests me in my spare time. And based on the way I learned to touch-type, and my general lack of spelling ability, things slip through. On the other hand this blog doesn’t have a 3-letter news-media logo at the top.

I get that they don’t know anything about guns, aside from the fact that they hate them. But is it wrong to assume that a reporter (apparently copy-editors went the way of the Dodo bird and no one told me) should know that “gunshot” is one word and not two? (These are reporters, covering urban crime, among other things.) Or are we just doomed to live in the era of the “fully semi-automatic weapon?” And when did they stop teaching people the difference between singular and plural third-person pronouns?