Candace Owens on Racism

Candace Owens on Racism. (Hat tip to It Ain’t Holy Water.)

The introduction to Ms. Owen’s YouTube channel is classic.


Smollett: Some Truth, But Will There Be Justice?

The official info is, as it usually is, very limited in an ongoing investigation. Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’: Chicago police.

Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the assault reported by Jussie Smollett has “shifted” due to information received from two brothers questioned in the case, and attorneys for the “Empire” actor blasted reports alleging he played a role in his own attack.

The unofficial story is usually more interesting. New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack: police sources.

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.” The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

But as Second City Cop Points out, the SJWs in charge of Cook County’s Criminal Justice System are unlikely to do anything. Federal Law Violation?

Because if Crimesha doesn’t have a confession, the case is going nowhere. But was we hinted yesterday, it might be out of Crimesha’s hands shortly.

It looks like the only real hope for justice would be if the feds try Smollett for violations involving the US Mail.

The warrant already lists Proof of Residency farther down the receipt. Why seize a magazine? Is this the magazine that might have all the letters cut out of it for the mail threat that was sent from a south side post office to the studio about a month ago? It’s hard to believe that someone would keep that around afterwards, but everyone knows the feds take a very dim view of using the Post Office for anything illegal.

Why Entertainers Think We Should Listen to Them

Because they think musical talent + large-amount-of-luck = intelligence. The World’s Highest Paid Musicians vs Average Salaries in 2018.

How quickly did the world’s highest paid musicians make average salaries in 2018?

You will be surprised.

U2 made a software developer’s annual income in less than 8 hours in 2018

So when you hear about the demise of the music industry, you can recall this.

Winter in the Sierra Nevada

I have two thoughts on this story about inclement weather. Main route to Lake Tahoe shut from Colfax to Nevada.

The first of course is to blame global warming.

Forecasters issued a winter storm warning of whiteout conditions until Sunday evening due to heavy snow and strong winds throughout the mountain region.

Apparently there have been a number of winter storms. I didn’t see any word on the state of the snow pack.

Between 12 and 24 inches of snow are expected. Chains are required on the roads that aren’t closed.

The 2nd thought is about all the tech companies in California. They should be…

  1. Testing their self-driving cars in what sounds like fairly extreme conditions, and how does a self-driving car know when “chains are required?”
  2. Testing their electric cars. How does the Tesla handle with chains?

Florida Man Strikes Again

Definitely something in the water. Florida man dances through DUI sobriety test.

Because walking thru a sobriety test is so last month.

He then consented to a breathalyzer test and deputies say he blew a .28 (blood alcohol content) which was more three times than Florida’s legal limit of.08.

In a telephone interview, Larson said he would not call his actions during the test “dancing” and declined further comment, the station reported.

That is a few cocktails.

San Louis Obispo High School Active Shooter Strategy

Because even in California, you can only ignore reality for so long. Students and faculty learn to take control with new active shooter safety protocols.

It describes “new thinking” about an active shooter situation, under the heading of ALICE: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

ALICE is different from the conventional lockdown method, which has changed over the last couple of years. Students and teachers are no longer trained to just hunker down under a desk and wait out the situation.

Vander Weide said the principles of ALICE are: Do whatever best fits the situation at the time. There’s no chronological order or steps that someone needs to follow.

It is strange to think that it has taken 20 years for thinking to evolve.

Lot’s of Organizations Are Holding Active Shooter Drills

This is a fairly long article, with lots of technical details about the test, as it comes from a publication geared for police. Campus response: Lessons learned from an active shooter exercise.

But there was one part of the article I found most interesting. About how 911 dispatchers are going to be overloaded in the event of an active shooter situation.

The one unrealistic part was that the number of people who called or texted their emergency was limited to the number of role players participating in the exercise. In an actual event, the number of calls will increase exponentially, which will likely overwhelm dispatch even faster than it happened in this exercise. Should future exercises want to better test their dispatch system, role players who are witnesses and concerned citizens should also be recruited to call the exercise dispatch center.

While there were several dispatchers participating in the exercise, in reality, the campus usually only has one dispatcher working at a time.

The recommendation is that somehow, calls/texts need to be able to be routed to other agencies to help with the number of calls.