Saturday, May 8, 2021

Authorities: Fake vaccination cards sold at California bar

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The owner of a Northern California bar where authorities say made-to-order fake COVID-19 vaccination cards were sold to undercover state agents for $20 each was arrested in what officials call the first such foiled operation they are aware of nationwide.

The plainclothes agents from California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said they were told at the Old Corner Saloon in Clements to write their names and birthdates on Post-it notes and then watched as employees cut the cards, filled in identifying information and bogus vaccination dates and laminated the finished products.

“On the back where they put the two dates when you were vaccinated, they used two different color pens to make it look like it was two different times," supervising agent Luke Blehm said Friday. “So they went to some effort to make it look authentic.”

Vaccination cards are being used in some places as a pass for people to attend large gatherings. The European Union is considering allowing in tourists who can prove they have been vaccinated.

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'Play with a purpose' | Electric scooter businesses now legal in Racine

 May 7—RACINE — The city is a bit closer to having shared electronic scooters as an alternative form of transportation.

The City Council on Tuesday voted in favor of an ordinance that will create a business license for interested electric shared scooter companies. The cost of the license is $1,500 per year along with an administrative fee.

The ordinance expires at the end of the year. After that, the city can choose if it wants to renew the ordinance.

Pilot program

The ordinance passed with a cap of 100 scooters — not the 300 preferred by the representative of Bird, the California-based company looking to open shop locally.

Through Bird, scooters could be rented with a cellphone application and would allow people to travel across town on wheels without getting into cars or purchasing bus fare. The scooters could also make it easier for people to use public transportation, then travel that last mile or two on wheels.

Alderman Trevor Jung has been a champion of the project.

"Electric scooters are one of the fastest-growing staples of urban mobility, not only in the United States but across the world," he said.

Electronic scooters could reduce traffic congestion and pollution while meeting some of the city's transportation needs.

"And so it's addressing many of the concerns that we, as a common council, have in our charge for addressing quality of life for residents," Jung said.

However, he continued, it really is only "one piece of the puzzle ... by no means is this the whole plan."

One of the best parts of shared electric scooters is they're fun, he pointed out. He quoted one constituent as saying: "This is play with a purpose."

Scooter cap

The ordinance did pass with almost everything a scooter company could want.

Michael Covato, a representative from Bird, attended the Public Services and Works Committee meeting last week.

At that time, he indicated the company would prefer to come in with 300 scooters.

Will 100 be a problem? Jung doesn't think so. It is a pilot year, after all.

"I believe it will work," Jung said. "If it does, we'll add more and if we need to review the policy, this gives us an opportunity to do that.

"Local government needs to be agile and take good ideas and run with them — or scoot with them, I should say," he said with a laugh.

Language tweaked

The language of the ordinance was tweaked a bit after a complaint from Covato concerning the indemnification language of the ordinance.

Indemnification language outlines who will be financially responsible if there is a lawsuit. The language in the proposed ordinance indicated if there was a legal problem relating to the scooter business, the scooter company would be responsible for defending the city.

However, Covato said, what if the city was responsible for the issue? What if it is the city's negligence that leads to a lawsuit? Does the scooter company still have to pay? Covato said that did not seem fair.

City Attorney Scott Letteney agreed.

"I considered it and think it was a well-taken criticism to this language," Letteney said. "So I added a sentence to the indemnification paragraph."

The sentence indicates it is the duty of the scooter company to defend the city against lawsuits arising from the scooters unless it was the city's negligence that caused the issue.

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Former Volunteer Coach Accused Of Child Sex Crimes

From Racine County Eye:

RACINE – A former volunteer wrestling coach at Horlick High School has been charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office in a 27-count complaint related to child sex crimes.

Benigno Q. Velasquez, 60, of Racine, made an initial court appearance on Wednesday where cash bond was set at $25,000, according to online court records. He was placed under house arrest with GPS monitoring through the Racine County Alternatives Program. He was also ordered to have no access to the Internet, no computer devices with Internet capabilities and no contact with minor children.

Velasquez, who volunteered as a wrestling coach at Horlick between 2008 and 2012, is accused of groping underage boys and taking photos of underage boys showering in 2011 and 2012. His brother, identified by the Racine Journal Times as a Horlick assistant wrestling coach Leonard Velasquez, has been suspended by the Racine Unified School District. The investigation is continuing.

Charges filed this week against Benigno Velasquez include: use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement, three counts of sexual assault of a child by a person who works or volunteers with children, 16 counts of capture an image of nudity without consent and six counts of possession of child pornography.

According to the criminal complaint, the investigation started in February when Mount Pleasant Police were contacted by a resident who had created a profile of a 15-year-old boy named “Wyatt” on an online dating app called “Grindr.” An individual, later identified as Velasquez, was sending sexually oriented messages to the account.

The messages ultimately led to a meetup between Velasquez and “Wyatt” at Dunkin’ Donuts, 6026 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant, on Feb. 27. Velasquez was taken into custody by Mount Pleasant Police. He was later charged with use of a computer to facilitate a crime, child enticement-sexual contact and attempted sexual intercourse with a child.

After the arrest was reported by The Journal Times, police were contacted in early March by a former Horlick wrestler, who had joined the team as a sophomore in 2009. The person said that Velasquez, known to the wrestlers as “Benny”, would grab wrestlers, including him by the groin. The former wrestler also said that Velasquez had his cell phone out in the locker room and appeared to be “recording the wrestlers as they were coming out of the shower,” the complaint stated. The person also said “he stopped showering at the school because of Benny” and estimated that the defendant grabbed his genitals “over 100 times and there ‘like 3 straight years of this happening.” The wrestler said he came forward because “he did not want the defendant to get away with victimizing people.

After obtaining former wrestler’s statement, Mount Pleasant Police investigators executed a search warrant of Velasquez’ residence where they took custody of cell phones, laptops, tablets, memory cards, a memory card reader and a color photo. Images found in the electronics “included photos of naked boys in what appeared to be a locker room setting.”

In April, a second former Horlick High wrestler contacted police. That person, a student from 2008 to 2012, said his time with the wrestling staff was “emotionally traumatizing.” He also said when he was recently contacted by Velasquez, the text was “very triggering” for him. He stated that Velasquez would touch his groin while wrestling and, on one occasion, told him to take off his shirt and “wear very tight underwear.”

The two former wrestlers help investigators identify 16 different students who were photographed while nude at Horlick High School. The photo date stamps were between November 2011 and November 2012, according to the complaint.

A preliminary hearing for Velasquez is scheduled for May 13 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.


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Continued Black and Jew Attacks on Asians Show That Asians are the Natural Allies of Whites

The tender friendship of China people may bring big time happiness.

The anti-Asian hate attacks by the blacks are continuing all across the United States.

Most of the news outlets are covering them up, even as they line the Twitter page of the NYPD Hate Crimes account.

Here are a few recent tweets from them, with the newest being only a few hours old:

The media did a long run of “anti-Asian hate” hysteria, following the Handjob Center Massacre in Atlanta. That evil attack was done by a white man who was mentally ill and was likely a victim of mind control (hypnotism) while he had been interned in an inpatient mental health center.

Because the media had produced this high profile attack on Asians – which the cops themselves admitted was not racially motivated – they then tried to say that “white supremacy” was responsible for all of these Asians being hate-attacked on the street by blacks.

However, people apparently started to notice that this was blacks, so the national media dropped the “anti-Asian hate” narrative for now.

However, one news outlet has continued to cover anti-Asian attacks, and that is ABC 7 of San Francisco, California.

The station broke the story of the really horrible incident of a Vietnamese family being burglarized and the blacks pointing a gun at the head of a 7-year-old girl.

That story was from April 1, so less than six weeks ago.

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 Gates thought Epstein's lifestyle was "kind of intriguing" 

In a 2011 email to colleagues, Gates wrote: "His lifestyle is very different and kind of intriguing although it would not work for me."

A spokeswoman or Gates, Bridgitt Arnold, said he "was referring only to the unique d├ęcor of the Epstein residence — and Epstein’s habit of spontaneously bringing acquaintances in to meet Mr. Gates," adding "It was in no way meant to convey a sense of interest or approval." Perhaps Gates was taken aback by Epstein's "main hallway that was covered with rows of artificial eyeballs from England that had been made for wounded soldiers" (via the Daily Mail)

Also contradicting Gates' distancing are flight records, which reveal that "Gates flew with Epstein from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach on March 1, 2013," on Epstein's private jet - "one of the few flights that year where pilot Larry Viskoski recorded the name of a passenger,"According to the Daily Mail.

Demand For Ass Implants Booms During Pandemic

From ZeroHedge:

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FRIDAY, MAY 07, 2021 - 09:20 PM

In the early days of the virus pandemic, things didn't look so hot for the field of plastic survey. Hospitals were overrun with COVID-19 infections and banned all elective procedures, limiting plastic surgeries. But sometime after, when the economy reopened, and hospitals allowed elective surgeries, demand for butt implants soared. 

Bloomberg, citing data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), says there were broad declines for minimally invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures during 2020. Botox and soft-tissue fillers remained popular with consumers. But it was buttock augmentation, or butt implants were a massive hit among consumers. Cosmetic procedures for the implants last year were up 22%, from 970 to 1,179. 

Dermatologist Ava Shamban said the lockdowns likely triggered those with flat buttocks to receive implants after spending their days surfing Instagram and seeing influencers and models with "higher, tighter rounder assets. "

The typical butt implant is not cheap, costing more than $5,000, and has a durability life of approximately ten years. ASPS doesn't provide data on the average age or gender of those who received buttock augmentation during 2020, but we would assume it was bored millennials who still had a job. Unless stimulus checks were spent on ass implants, there are no data points supporting this. 

Here are some examples of before and after buttock augmentations: 

ASPS said one of the most significant declines in cosmetic procedures during the pandemic were hair transplants, down 60% last year. 

Dr. Lisa Cassileth of Cassileth Plastic Surgery and Skincare told Bloomberg since implants have a shelf life and will eventually fail, an eventual replacement or removal will be needed. 

"The population of aging implants is getting greater every year, so part of this is just a reflection of the boom we have had in implants over the years," Cassileth said. 

So if it's wanting to look like an Instagram influencer or removal of old implants - ASPS doesn't specify - all we do know is that cosmetic surgical procedures for ass implants soared during the pandemic.


Open Blog - Weekend

Will do.

Friday, May 7, 2021

I do not want to take the vaxx

From Vox Popoli:

Would you, could, in a car?

Take them, take them, here they are!

I would not, could not, in a car.

I will not take them, near or far!

Would you, could you, with a fox?

I would not, could not, with a fox.

I will not rot inside a box.

Would you, could you, with a nurse?

I would not, could not, with a nurse.

I do not wish to ride a hearse.

UPDATE: This is not an invitation to demonstrate that you do not understand the concepts of poetic meter and rhythm. And FFS, don't be the little boy at the wedding who tries to follow up the joke that gets a big laugh by repeating the same joke.


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Former baseball director charged with embezzling more than $165,000 from Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee

From JSOnline:
Bruce Vielmetti
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A former Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee official has been charged with embezzling more than $165,000 from the club and stealing from Major League Baseball, which supported a youth baseball program through the club.

The scheme involved the theft of player fees, concessions proceeds, and blatant false billing for umpires — mostly the man's family and friends — for games they never worked and for "paid volunteers" at Brewers' concession stands. According to prosecutors, even Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarship money got diverted.

Miguel Green, 54, worked for the club for about five years and had risen to direct Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or RBI, for the Boys & Girls Clubs, until he was fired in April 2018 over "poor judgment" during a sleepover event, according to the criminal complaint.

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Store Owner Charged in Fight

From Racine County Eye:

RACINE – The owner of One Stop Foods, 1711 N. Main St., is accused of pistol whipping a man who he said threatened him at the store on Tuesday.

Iyad M. Alabed, 36, of Mount Pleasant, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with aggravated battery, three counts of recklessly endangering safety, negligent handling of a weapon and pointing a firearm at another.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police were called to the store on a report of a man down and a second man with a firearm. Upon arrival, they found Alabed outside with a firearm and a man, identified as JC, on the ground “with his face and head completely covered in blood.” JC was transported to a local hospital for injuries that included a skull fracture, a ruptured eardrum and cuts requiring 10 stitches.

Alabed told police that JC had threatened to kill him in the store and made a gesture “as if to say he was armed,” the complaint stated. Alabed said he pistol whipped JC in the side of the head with his 9mm Taurus handgun, which resulted in the gun discharging into the ceiling. There were no other injuries.

Police spoke with two witnesses were inside the store delivering milk. One said that JC was using “bad words” toward Alabed and that Alabed struck him with the firearm and the altercation ended in the parking lot.

In a police review of the store’s surveillance video, JC “appears upset and is pointing in the store.” Later, Alabed is seen pressing the store’s holdup alarm and gets his firearm. He then forces through the plexiglass divider and strikes JC’s forehead with the gun. Alabed is seen striking JC across the face with the gun causing it to discharge. As JC opens the door to leave, Alabed places him in a headlock. Eventually JC is able to get away and falls back into the parking lot. While JC is on the ground, Alabed points the gun at him and repeatedly kicks him, the complaint stated.

After being placed under arrest, Alabed commented “maybe I lost my anger a little bit.” According to online court records, he made an initial court appearance on Wednesday where cash bond was set at $2,500. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 13 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.

UK: Tranny Pedophile Released from Prison Despite Attacking Guards

This is a woman. Got that, bigot?

Well, to be fair, he was probably acting like this because he was so oppressed by the CIS patriarchy.


Marcia Walker, a male-to-female transgender child rapist in one of Britain’s maximum-security prisons has been freed despite admitting to attacking guards after they took her razors, preventing Walker from shaving.

Walker, who was previously known as Mark Walker before claiming to be transgender, has legally been recognised as female by the British prison authorities, however, was incarcerated in HM Prison Frankland, a ‘Category A’ men’s prison in County Durham.

The Crown Court in Durham heard that Walker spat at the officers, declaring that “I have COVID,” according to The Telegraph.

Walker claimed that by taking away the ability to shave, the guards had contributed to feelings of gender dysphoria, saying: “They cannot take my razors from me.”

The court heard that during the same incident, Walker threatened to kill the prison’s custody manager, Michael Roachford, as well as threatening another inmate. The transgender inmate had previously been angered that prison staff removed National Geographic magazines as they contained pictures of naked children.

Mr Roachford, in a statement given to the court, characterised Walker as “a white, transgender inmate legally recognised as a female”.

“In my role as custody manager, I should not expect threats to kill me. Marcia has a history of making threats,” he said

In defence of Walker, barrister Fiona Lamb said: “The defendant has had quite an unpleasant experience being in custody. I’m sure no one enjoys it, but because of the defendant’s personal circumstances it has been very difficult for her.”

Despite Walker admitting to the crimes, Judge Ray Singh only imposed a fifteen-month sentence, suspended for two years, meaning that Walker will be released from prison.

Judge Singh acknowledged that he had “real concerns” over releasing the child rapist, but said that he will take “a chance” on Walker, given the issues of being imprisoned in a male facility.

Walker was first jailed in 2003 for the rapes of two underage girls, including a four-year-old. Walker was also convicted on multiple counts of producing and distributing indecent photographs of children.

A woman lawyer and an Indian judge let him loose on the world.

Good job, Britain.


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Thursday, May 6, 2021

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California reports 3,100 ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases among the vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccination clinic at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. 

Between Jan. 1 and April 28, California public health officials recorded 3,084 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in people who were fully vaccinated. That’s out of 12.9 million people who were fully vaccinated.

“As more time passes and more people are fully vaccinated, it is likely that additional post-vaccination cases will occur,” the California Department of Public Health said in a statement. “The number of post-vaccination cases remains small.”

The California Department of Public Health said it’s trying to find COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people by reviewing case and vaccine records.

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App Development Competition Here Saturday

From Racine County Eye:

RACINE – The Smart City App Development Competition, sponsored by Tech-Prize and Visioning a Greater Racine, will be held live and virtually from 9 to 11:30 a.m. this Saturday at Gateway Technical College’s Racine campus. The public is invited to watch via Facebook live here.

The competition has drawn entries from as far away as India, Europe and Africa. A juried panel will select the winners through a technical evaluation. There are $58,000 in scholarship awards available for the winning teams from event sponsors, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Gateway Technical College. All attendees will engage in the Popular Vote so that everyone can participate. The winner of the popular vote will receive an Amazon Gift Card rewards. The nine entries received so far cover a broad spectrum of ideas, according to Kiran Vedak, a Tech-Prize volunteer. Here is a sampling:

  • A team of five students from Racine’s Case High School have developed an app to connect Racine residents with jobs, internships, scholarships and volunteering opportunities.
  • A student from UW-Parkside has developed an indoor software mapping app that helps administrators better understand their facilities and communicate that information with visitors.
  • Krishna Raghavendran, 11-year-old middle school student from India and winner of an MIT App competition, has created an app that connects help seekers to help givers, improving the efficiency of providing aid during a crisis.
  • An award-winning team of three juniors from Palm Harbor (Florida) University High School have submitted Person-to-Person platform called Rentathon that connects photography enthusiasts on a platform that allows them to conveniently rent out photography equipment.

The Smart City App Competition is the first Tech-Prize event scheduled for this year. Tech- Prize, encompassing six events, draws its inspiration from the City of Racine’s 20th century reputation as “invention city.”

Tech-Prize was originally planned for the summer of 2020 but was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A series of events – revolving around idea development, process and education – will take place in Racine on Sept. 10-18.

For more information on upcoming Tech-Prize events, visit here.


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Summerfest 2021 in Milwaukee announces lineup, with Jonas Brothers, Chance The Rapper, Miley Cyrus, 90 other headliners

From JSOnline:
Piet Levy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After canceling for the first time in its 53-year history last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summerfest, the largest music festival in the United States, is coming back this September — with more than 94 headliners.

The Milwaukee music festival announced the biggest names for its 2021 lineup Thursday morning. Once again, it's one of the most eclectic rosters of any festival in the world, offering something for practically everyone, from politically charged hip-hop supergroup Run The Jewels, to country artist Brett Eldredge, to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, to NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, performing as DJ Diesel.

“We could not be more excited to unveil the lineup for Summerfest,” Don Smiley, president and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival Inc., said in a statement. “From first-timers, including Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, and Run the Jewels, to Fest favorites including Dave Matthews Band, T-Pain, Styx and Chris Stapleton, our lineup continues to be one of the most diverse and unique in the industry.” 

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Man Charged With Choking, Beating Woman

From Racine County Eye:

CALEDONIA – A Chicago man was charged with harming a woman in a domestic dispute at an apartment here in April.

Walter L. Cosby, 22, of Chicago, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony intimidation, strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. All of the charges carry domestic abuse and repeat offender penalties.

According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia Police investigated an assault that took place at an apartment in the 200 block of North Main Street on April 11. The woman who lived there told police that she had Cosby were previously in a dating relationship and formerly lived together in Illinois. Cosby was at the residence “because she wanted to rekindle their relationship.” He arrived on April 10 and stayed the night.

When the woman asked him to leave the next day, because she had to go to work, Cosby reportedly became upset and flipped over a card table. He then struck her with a closed fist and tossed her to the ground. While on the ground, the woman said that Cosby placed his hands on her neck and strangled her “for approximately one minute,” the complaint stated. When she freed herself and tried to call police, she said Cosby took her phone. He also threw her into the bedroom wall.

After the woman was able to get Cosby out of the residence, he was able to reenter the building passing two secured doors. He forced her apartment door by kicking it.

Based on the woman’s statements, a warrant was issued for Cosby’s arrest, according to online court records. He was in custody on Tuesday and made an initial court appearance where a signature bond was set at $5,000. Cosby was also ordered to have no contact with the woman.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 19 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., Racine.

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