Busybody Neighbors, Police Scared of Everything, and A Homeowner Shot in His Own Home

Cops are starting to look like the biggest bunch of idiots in the country. They shoot anything that moves, never considering anything. Crestview police officer shoots homeowner

A neighbor called after noticing the front door of the home was standing open, according to a news release from the Crestview Police Department. When two officers arrived, they saw that the front door was open and then knocked, rang the doorbell and asked if anyone was inside.

The homeowner was home, and like most people I know, armed himself before he went to answer the door. He got shot.

Nothing will happen to the cop. Violating the 4th Amendment? What 4th Amendment? That died out years ago.

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Anti-gay, Anti-Jewish Muslim Cleric Invited to Speak at Orlando Middle School

Because nothing says “positive parenting” like calling for the killing of all gays and all Jews. Sheik Who Called For Gays and Jews to Be Killed ‘Special Guest Speaker’ At Orlando Middle School  – DANGEROUS

Less than two years after 49 people were slaughtered by an Islamic terrorist at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Greenwood Lakes Middle School in coordination with Muslim community groups in Orlando have decided to host a Syrian sheik who has called for the killing of gays and all Jews.

The conference was scheduled from the 14th, but I can find very little coverage of this guy in relation to Orlando. I guess the media is still in the habit of soft-pedaling hate speech when it comes from a minority.

Al Nabulsi, the Muslim extremist guest speaker, is notorious for making anti-American, anti-gay, and anti-Jew comments, all of which have been caught on camera and translated into English. Nonetheless, he has been invited back into the very same community that is still struggling to recover from a jihadi who wreaked havoc on innocents at the Pulse nightclub.

It isn’t clear to me how the conference ended up at the middle school. But some things are clear.

The fact that Al Nabulsi has been invited as a special guest to speak about parenting in Orlando at a tax payer-funded middle school of all places is call for alarm, given the fact that on June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen carried out an ISIS-inspired Islamic terror attack at the Orlando Pulse gay nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 58 others in what is the second most deadly Islamic terror attack on U.S. soil after 9/11.

Not that the media like to talk about this attack in terms of terrorism. It is used only to support the gun control agenda.

Milo may have been banned by various Social Media fascists, like Twitter, but he is still around. And still Dangerous.

A Reasoned Examination of Recent FBI Conduct

JusticeWritten by a former Federal Prosecutor. In a world where accusations of bias are screamed, it is nice to see someone lay out the facts calmly. The Politicization of the FBI – Imprimis

Over the past year, facts have emerged that suggest there was a plot by high-ranking FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials in the Obama administration, acting under color of law, to exonerate Hillary Clinton of federal crimes and then, if she lost the election, to frame Donald Trump and his campaign for colluding with Russia to steal the presidency. This conduct was not based on mere bias, as has been widely claimed, but rather on deeply felt animus toward Trump and his agenda.

It is worth the time. [Hat tip to The Road Kill Diaries.]

Ace of Spades’ Roundup

I usually only feel this way on Monday, but the photo is from Ace, not me. Ace of Spades HQ: Weird News Dump.

Several stories of interest, but anything and everything about socialized medicine, and any comment on the place where Great Britain used to be is interesting to me.

Europe is too f*cking dumb to survive.

NHS to pay out a million pounds because they didn’t tell some refugee family that human infants need to eat.

There is so much more in the weird news.

Catch 22 – Medical Research Edition

An interesting story about the War on (Some) Drugs™ hindering efforts to help people break opioid addiction. Regulations Make Medical Tourism a Necessity at A Geek With Guns

About the use of psychedelic drugs to combat opioid addiction in other countries. It is illegal in this country because of the War on (Some) Drugs™.

But even with all of this information at hand, the United States government continues to claim that psychedelics have no medial application whatsoever. So long as they maintain that attitude, it is mostly illegal to experiment with psychedelics for medical purposes in the United States, which creates an impasse. A researcher can’t experiment with psychedelics to determine if they can be used in medical applications so they continue to have no medial applications, which prevents researchers from determining if they can have medical applications.

Because there is NOTHING bureaucrats can’t do, including predicting the future of medical research. Or at least interfering with future medical research. Click through for the details.

Tech News Roundup. Tesla, Hacking 911, Another Data Breach

There is too much insanity for individual posts….

First we have Tesla. Someone conducted a very unscientific test, but was able to reproduce some of the behavior reported prior to the latest crash.

They want you to believe it was the driver, or a broken part. I think the real reason is that auto-driving cars are not quite ready for prime time. Video shows Tesla Model S Autopilot veering towards barrier where fatal crash occurred – SlashGear

Unfortunately the part that seems to be broken in this video is the autopilot. Not a scientific test, but with 2 data points that line up….

Will be interesting to see if anyone else does something similar.

This is an easy prediction: Attacks on cities and on 911 infrastructure will continue for the foreseeable future.

Cities remain a tempting target for hackers. Cities continue to be vulnerable. (They love to put stuff on the intertubes, but they don’t love to pay for security.) Hackers have taken down dozens of 911 centers. Why is it so hard to stop them?

There have been 184 attacks on cities in the past 2 years.

911 centers have been directly or indirectly attacked in 42 of the 184 cases on SecuLore’s list, the company says. Two dozen involved ransomware attacks, in which hackers use a virus to remotely seize control of a computer system and hold it hostage for payment.

It doesn’t say how many of those attacks were WannaCry, or one of the variants patched by Microsoft last year, but I think it probably fair to say that at least some of those attacks were the result of city managers ignoring pleas from their IT staff to upgrade old systems. Some of them are denial of service and some of them like the hack of Atlanta are newer problems.

As long as managers and people responsible for paying the bills don’t think security is important, we will have more attacks on 911 centers, more retailers will have their systems hacked, and more people who want to buy something or schedule a vacation or get help in an emergency will pay the price.

And finally, the latest retailer to prove that they shouldn’t be trusted with your credit card (or other) information is Panera.

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Is There Anything In California That Doesn’t Have a Cancer Warning?

If you search online for a set of wrenches, the websites will usually contain a Proposition 65 warning. For a steel wrench. Coffee Must Carry a Cancer Warning in California, Judge Rules

In a controversial and potentially confusing decision, a California Superior Court judge has ruled that coffee sold in the state should carry a warning that the drink comes with a cancer risk. Despite the warning, however, the extent to which coffee actually poses such a risk, if at all, is still unknown.

So if everything causes cancer – or we have to warn you about everything- what purpose does the warning serve?