Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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7 natural gas leaks in Cudahy; Patrick Cudahy evacuated

From Fox6Now:

Seven natural gas leaks brought first responders to Cudahy Tuesday night, April 13. 

Fire officials said three of the leaks occurred at businesses, including the Patrick Cudahy meat plant. Four took place at homes. No one was hurt.

We're told people in the area started smelling a gas odor before 8:00 p.m.

FOX6 crews spotted Patrick Cudahy workers being evacuated. 

A We Energies spokeswoman said crews "isolated an issue on our natural gas system that is causing natural gas odors in Cudahy. We do not believe this is a safety issue, however, customers with concerns can call 800-261-5325. We appreciate the help from first responders and thank our customers for their patience." 


Officer who shot Jacob Blake returns to duty, under new gun investigation


Kenosha police said Officer Rusten Sheskey returned from administrative leave on March 31.

The police officer who was cleared in the shooting of Jacob Blake has returned to duty but is the subject of a second investigation involving a gun.

Kenosha police said Officer Rusten Sheskey returned from administrative leave on March 31.

But he's not yet back on the streets patrolling Kenosha.

"Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I know that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, the only lawful and appropriate decision was made," Chief Daniel Miskinis said in a statement.

Sheskey shot Blake multiple times during a confrontation last August.

The use of force incident was investigated by an outside agency.

The Kenosha County District Attorney declined to file criminal charges in the shooting.

Blake has been paralyzed from the waist down.

"He acted within the law and was consistent with training," Miskinis' statement read. "This incident was also reviewed internally. Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline."

Sheskey had been on paid administrative leave since the shooting.

According to multiple sources and Sheskey's attorney, while on paid leave, following the Blake shooting, Sheskey was issued another service weapon, which ended up getting stolen.

Kenosha police would not comment Tuesday as the internal investigation continues.

They would not tell WISN 12 when or from where the gun was stolen.

Police also said part of the reason Sheskey isn't back on the street yet is that he has been out since the shooting and needs to catch up on training.

The mayor declined the opportunity Tuesday to speak about the investigation.

Miskinis made no mention of the missing gun investigation in his statement about Sheskey returning to work.

Sources told WISN 12 Sheskey's service weapon was later recovered.

Police said the internal investigation was expected to take a few more weeks.

Blake has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Sheskey.


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Wisconsin health department halts Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 'extremely rare' but severe side effects reported

From JSOnline:
Madeline Heim

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is telling vaccine providers not to administer the Johnson & Johnson shot while federal health authorities investigate an extremely rare but severe blood-clotting reaction.

Providers should keep the vaccine until a federal review has been completed, DHS secretary-designee Karen Timberlake said in a Tuesday statement

Earlier Tuesday, federal health officials recommended an immediate halt to injections of the single-dose vaccine after six people in the U.S. developed a blood-clotting condition known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis within two weeks of being vaccinated.

One woman died and one has been hospitalized in critical condition, The New York Times reported. All six cases were women between the ages of 18 and 48.

The adverse effects "appear to be extremely rare," according to a joint statement issued by leaders at the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control. The recommended pause was issued "out of an abundance of caution," they said.

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Federal officials and Gov. Tony Evers preserve $70 million a month in food assistance in Wisconsin

From JSOnline:
Patrick MarleyMolly Beck
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - Federal authorities have signed off on a deal that will preserve about $70 million a month in federal aid to provide food to low-income families in Wisconsin.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture told officials Tuesday that families in Wisconsin would continue to receive assistance after reaching an agreement with the administration of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.  

The agreement means about 400,000 households will continue to receive extra aid in May that they were at risk of losing because of a recent court decision.

"More than $70 million a month means we can get support to a lot of folks across our state who are still struggling in the midst of a pandemic and need help putting food on the table," Evers said in a statement.

Details of the arrangement emerged shortly after Assembly Speaker Robin Vos offered a plan to restore funding for the program that was all but certain to fail because it included provisions opposed by Democrats. 

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WATCH protesters torch police union building as anger over Daunte Wright’s killing fuels growing unrest in Portland

From RT:

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A riot was declared and one person was detained after activists in Portland set the city’s police union office ablaze, amid ongoing protests following the killing of a black man, Daunte Wright, in a botched arrest in Minneapolis.

Around 100 demonstrators on Tuesday night gathered at a nearby park before marching to the Portland Police Associate (PPA) building, the city’s police force said. 

 Protesters launched fireworks and used vehicles to block adjacent roads. Portland police issued numerous warnings over a loudspeaker telling the crowd that they needed to allow traffic to move through.

Instead, the situation escalated. According to Portland police, the protesters lit a fire at the back of the union office, possibly in a garbage can. Other members of the group were seen using accelerants on a door as flames began to engulf part of the building. 

 Videos posted to social media show an inferno raging in front of the entrance to the building as officers arrived at the scene. 

 Police declared a riot and ordered the crowd to disperse. At least one arrest was made. 

 The blaze was later extinguished by the city’s fire department. 

The chaos was part of a “direct action” event demanding justice for Wright, who was shot by Minneapolis police during a traffic stop and later died. On Monday night, demonstrators clashed with officers outside of a police station in Portland after a vigil for the 20-year-old descended into violence. Police said demonstrators threw bottles, rocks, and fireworks at the officers as they attempted to break into the building.


991 people have been killed by police in the past year


991 people have been killed by police in the past year. There were only 18 days where the police didn't kill someone in 2020.

Texas Faces New Power Crisis: Prices Soar 10,000% As ERCOT Urges Power Conservation Amid Grid 'Emergency'

From ZeroHedge:

Tyler Durden's Photo
WEDNESDAY, APR 14, 2021 - 05:45 AM

Texas' power grid operator, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which came under immense pressure months ago for mishandling the historic winter storm in mid-February, urged customers Tuesday afternoon to "reduce their electricity use" as a cold front swept through, causing power demand to spike. 

ERCOT told customers to please "conserve energy at this time. Consumers and businesses are urged to reduce their electricity use this afternoon and into the evening." 

Texas' power grid operator also said

"Due to a combination of high gen outages typical in April & higher-than-forecasted demand caused by a stalled cold front over TX, ERCOT may enter emergency conditions. 

With a cold front moving through the Lone Star state some generation units were already down for repair work. Bloomberg reports one spot price for Texas power jumped as much as 10,000% on Tuesday. 

In particular, the average spot on-peak electricity at Ercot’s North Hub jumped more than 10,000% to $1,975.96 a megawatt-hour as of 4 p.m, according to grid data compiled by Genscape. Prices are capped at $2,000 a megawatt hour, after regulators suspended the previous $9,000 cap following the energy crisis.

The grid has seen tight supply conditions as below-average temperatures pour into the state this week. 

So far, "We do not expect customer outages. Declaring an emergency would allow us to access additional resources," ERCOT said, although it requested energy conservation. 

The internet was not enthused by ERCOT's grid warning today: 

On Twitter users said: "Let me get this straight — you nearly killed millions of Texans because of poor resource management and being woefully unprepared in February and suddenly you need us to conserve electricity because we are in to 50s??? How are any of you still in charge of our energy???"

Another said, "I've already heard neighbors say they have lost power for a few minutes here and there. They were already testing their system, whatever that is."

"Those low 60s! Can't expect @ERCOT_ISO to handle that kind of a cold snap," a user said. 

Still, there is good news: “This is not an extended winter storm that is going to last five days,” Ercot Vice President of Grid Planning and Operations Woody Rickerson told reporters during a briefing. “This is a shorter event.”

Many power plants schedule annual maintenance for this time of year, when demand is expected to be lower due to lower temperatures. A few plants were also offline to make repairs related to the February storm, Rickerson said.


Cunt Patrol Resigns

 The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a Black man Sunday during a traffic stop, along with the Police Chief who supervised her and the department, have both resigned Tuesday after nights of rioting and looting rocked their community in the wake of the state's latest officer-involved shooting.

I know my coverage of the aftermath of the Epic Showdown between Good Boy and Cunt Patrol is lacking today.

I wrote a lot yesterday, but today I had to cover the Tucker Carlson nuking of Israel, as well as write a long thing about what these new race riots imply for you, personally.

But I mean – you know where to find videos of riots. I’ll try to post them, with commentary, as this situation develops. But 85% of the internet is on riot patrol.

What I did do was write a witty satire piece about Kamala Harris’ comments on it – because that is important.

Rashida Tlaib’s comment, which is along the same lines as Harris’ but much more extreme, is also important.

Toss Vos

Protests Erupt in Brooklyn Center After Police Kill Daunte Wright

 Brooklyn Center, MN – After the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a vehicle stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon, hundreds gathered near 63rd Avenue North and Lee Avenue North calling for justice.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) identified the cop who shot and killed #DaunteWright as Officer Kim Potter, a 20+ year department veteran who is also head of the Brooklyn Center Police Officer’s Association.

Daunte Wright and his child

Brooklyn Center is a suburb of Minneapolis with about 31,000 residents, more than a quarter of whom are Black per recent demographic data.

Content Advisory: Police violence.

April 13: Protests continued for a third day

Later protests shifted to the Brooklyn Center police station at 6645 N. Humboldt Avenue. Police forces fired volleys of OC gas canisters, triple chasers, and flashbangs repeatedly. In the minutes leading up to midnight, police demanded the crowds disperse and a group of State Patrol officers turned up.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Marijuana legalization has won

 Marijuana legalization is sweeping states from Virginia to New Mexico. The writing is on the wall.

A marijuana-themed US flag flies during a 2019 protest at the US Capitol.
 Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc./Getty Images

The US is nearing a tipping point of sorts on marijuana legalization: Almost half the country — about 43 percent of the population — now lives in a state where marijuana is legal to consume just for fun.

The past two months alone have seen a burst of activity as four states across the US legalized marijuana for recreational use: New JerseyNew YorkVirginia, and, on Monday, New Mexico.

It’s a massive shift that took place over just a few years. A decade ago, no states allowed marijuana for recreational use; the first states to legalize cannabis in 2012, Colorado and Washington, did so through voter-driven initiatives. Now, 17 states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana (although DC doesn’t yet allow sales), with five enacting their laws through legislatures, showing even typically cautious politicians are embracing the issue.

At this point, the question of nationwide marijuana legalization is more a matter of when, not if. At least two-thirds of the American public support the change, based on various public opinion surveys in recent years. Of the 15 states where marijuana legalization has been on the ballot since 2012, it was approved in 13 — including Republican-dominated Alaska, Montana, and South Dakota (although South Dakota’s measure is currently held up in the courts). In the 2020 election, the legalization initiative in swing state Arizona got nearly 300,000 more votes than either Joe Biden or Donald Trump.

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Burlington schools failed to address 'racially hostile' environment, DPI finds

From JSOnline:
Rory Linnane
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Burlington Area School District officials failed to report, investigate and respond to racist incidents for years, the state Department of Public Instruction has found, and ordered district officials to address its “racially hostile environment.” 

It took years of advocacy by Darnisha Garbade, a parent of two former Burlington students, to get to this point, while she repeatedly hit dead-ends with district officials.

"I asked, I begged, I cried and pleaded for help on many occasions to many of Burlington’s leaders but was treated as if I was the problem, instead of racism being the problem," Garbade said in a news conference Monday. “I consistently spoke the truth, and even provided evidence when I wasn’t believed. And yet, I still wasn’t believed."

Steve Plank, superintendent of the Burlington Area School District, did not acknowledge any wrongdoing but said he regrets that anyone felt discriminated against and will comply with the order. 

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Minnesota: Bodycam Released – Cunt Patrol Thought Her Gun was a Taser


Actual information is down at the bottom. This article now has a bunch of updates, which are not very informational.

NOTE II: This Time, It’s Personal:

Regarding tonight’s riots:

My shift is almost over. I might watch some of the riots tonight, but I’m not going to do updates, and in fact, I’m not even going to post the stream. At some point, I have to end my shift. I had always planned to have a staff so there could be 24/7 news, but you people didn’t want to figure out how to send crypto, so the staff had to be significantly laid off. (Please send crypto.) We have skeleton staff now, but none has permission to post while I’m not online, because someone with that level of responsibility has to be paid more than existing staff.

If you want to watch tonight’s riots live, Antifa has a YouTube channel that usually has good streams (credit where credit due, the FBI is finally doing something useful to society). I imagine that will be the main stream tonight. If that one doesn’t work, gets banned, or sucks, I’m sure you can find threads at Gamer Uprising that will have streams linked.

UPDATE VII: Girls Gone Wild (Police Edition)

We’ve got the bodycam now, folks.

(Actually, we had it an hour ago, but I had missed the beginning of the press conference and just now went back and watched it, so some of my updates below might seem out of chronological order. Again, I am highly understaffed, I hate to write the entire rest of the site today while also trying to follow these developments.)

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 Anything is better than Monday.

Monday, April 12, 2021

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News Media LIES -

 Every single day!

The Hall of Famer died of natural causes, the medical examiner said. That hasn't stopped people from linking his death to the Covid-19 vaccine.

DMX did not OD

From Vox Popoli:

Remember, the only thing you can be certain is false is what the mainstream media says is true. AC points out that the curious thing about DMX's death isn't that there were what appear to have been false claims made about him overdosing, but rather, the way the false narrative was instantly pushed worldwide.

Family member confirms rapper DMX was given the Covid vaccine days before his lethal heart attack, and say the heart attack that led to his death was not from a drug overdose. Even more amazing to me than the fact they killed him with their Umbrella Corporation vaccine, is the fact the Cabal propaganda machine, that is mainstream media reporters, immediately knew he had died from the vaccine, and knew they had to cover it up, and manufactured the drug overdose cover story (sullying his name in death, in the process, to save their mass experiment on the human race). Otherwise, if the story just came in he died from a heart attack, a clueless reporter would report he died from a heart attack alone, and then they’d have waited for more information. Ask yourself, how did the media know immediately that he was vaccinated, the heart attack was due to it, and they needed a made up cover story? 

It's getting harder and harder for the media to deny the adverse effects of the not-vaccine, but that doesn't mean they won't try.


Political Correctness Hoax: 1999 Video Shows DMX Getting Mostly White Crowd to Repeatedly Shout “Nigga”

In 1999 at Woodstock 2, DMX dressed up like Super Mario (for some reason) and got a crowd of mostly white people to repeatedly chant “nigga”


You may remember that in 2018, rapper Kendrick Lamar invited a fat white girl on stage to sing with him, and then condemned her for not skipping the word “nigga.”

(Note that it is white people in that crowd booing her – I don’t think black people would have understood what she did wrong.)

At the time, a whole bunch of black people – and even some white leftists – were saying it was a setup, and just a really nasty thing to do to someone, let alone your own fan who probably paid $70 for the ticket (at least 21 cents of which Ticketmaster would have given to Lamar).

Well, after DMX’s death, video has emerged of him at Woodstock 2 in 1999, with a crowd that is almost entirely white, getting them to scream “nigga.”

(Here’s the full show on YouTube, in case that clip gets deleted from Twitter. If your Twitter name is “Paul Joseph Watson is a Pedophile,” your account probably isn’t going to be up very long. By the way, I don’t even know what that is a reference to, but I believe it.)

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