One Bad Ass Grandmother

Not sure how else to describer her. Georgia grandmother, 46, strangles rabid bobcat to death with her BARE HANDS in ferocious attack which left her covered in bloody cuts

The will to survive helped Phillips overcome the ferocious wild animal as she strangled the animal to death after it pounced on her

She was injured, of course, and will have to endure rabies treatment, but it could have been much worse.

This highlights the “never give up” philosophy. (Hat tip to Educated Hillbilly.)


24 Hours of Le Mans

In case anyone is interested, the race starts Saturday, at 10:00 EDT. (15:00 Local time) Toyota takes pole position at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans | ACO – Aut

Toyota’s TS050 Hybrids have secured the front row on the starting grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans after three qualifying sessions. The start of the race is this Saturday at 15:00 local time.

So You Want to Help the Homeless. This Doesn’t Seem Like the Best Way

Homelessness is a big problem in this country, and I don’t know what the solution is, but this doesn’t seem to be it. Judge dismisses homeless ‘tent city’ lawsuit against city – Chicago Tribune

So a bunch of homeless folks lived in a tent city in some Chicago viaducts. The city needed to do some road construction and so booted them out. The Left sued. And lost.

In September, the city began construction on the viaducts, forcing the residents of the tent cities to leave. A group called Uptown Tent City Organizers argued that by denying permits to erect a tent city on Kenmore, the city violated the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights of the homeless community, in addition to state and local law.

So their position was that no repairs should be done on any bridge or viaduct if the construction would inconvenience people illegally camping on public property? How would that work in the long term? (No bridge would be left standing.)

My overall take on homelessness is that some of it is the result of housing being so crazy expensive. Though I associate that more the West Coast, California, and the insane nature of real estate. And the insane nature of zoning laws. I’m not sure what the situation in Chicago is. It was always an expensive city, but there were always more affordable options. That may have changed.

But making the homeless an impediment to maintaining infrastructure is one way to make the taxpayers hate homeless even more than they already do.

Consider that bridge collapse in Minneapolis a few years back. What if the city/state had said something like, “We’ve been trying to fix the bridge for the last 5 years but couldn’t because the homeless camp.” How would that help the rights of the homeless long term? Or what if one of the viaducts in question had collapsed because the maintenance could not be done? Would that help people camping in them?

I don’t pretend to have answers to this problem. But I don’t think this would have been any help, accept in the incredibly short term.

It is very strange to see such a well organized storm in Indiana

But that is exactly what the remnants of Alberto are. Tropical Depression ALBERTO Advisory Number 22. (Click the image for a better view.)

At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Alberto
was located near latitude 38.7 North, longitude 87.4 West. The
depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 17 mph (28
km/h) and this motion is expected to accelerate today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher
gusts. The system will transition to an extratropical wave cyclone
as the remnant circulation comes under the influence of an upper
level trough moving across the Great Lakes and southern Canada
through Thursday.

2 to 4 inches of rain is expected – creating those flash-flood hazards.

Officer Amy Caprio

End of Watch Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio K | WBAL Radio 1090 AM

For whatever reason (my guess to notify next of kin first) they had not released her name on Tuesday when I looked into it.

Officer Amy Caprio responded at around 2 p.m. [Monday] to a call for a suspicious vehicle on Linwen Way. She was critically injured and was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where she died around 2:50 p.m

Four suspects are in custody and facing murder charges.