Saturday, November 20, 2021

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Belarus moves migrants to giant warehouse

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Austria back to full lockdown, vaccines to be compulsory

Biden's first physical in office explains his frequent throat clearing and stiff walk

Milwaukee shootings: Boy, 2 others injured in Friday incidents

From Fox6Now:

The Milwaukee Police Department on Friday, Nov. 19 responded to at least three shootings.

A 9-year-old boy was among those injured, and a teen suspect was arrested in connection to the incident. Two other victims were seriously injured.

14th and Locust

Around 1:30 a.m., a 32-year-old Milwaukee man was shot and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police are seeking unknown suspects.

72nd and Villard

A 69-year-old Milwaukee woman was shot and taken to the hospital with serious injuries shortly after 11 a.m. She is in stable condition.

Police said she was inside her home when shots were fired and she was struck, and she does not appear to be the intended target of the shooting. What led to the shooting is not yet known. Police are seeking unknown suspects.

35th and Roosevelt

Around 5:20 p.m., a 9-year-old boy was shot and taken to the hospital. A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection to the shooting; the case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

MPD seeks suspects, info

Anyone with information regarding the 14th and Locust and 72nd and Villard shootings is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360; to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 tips app.


Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: Not guilty on all counts

From Fox6Now:

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S.

Rittenhouse, 18, began to choke up, fell forward toward the defense table and then hugged one of his attorneys as he heard a court clerk recite "not guilty" five times. A sheriff’s deputy whisked him out a back door.

"He wants to get on with his life," defense attorney Mark Richards said. "He has a huge sense of relief for what the jury did to him today. He wishes none of this ever happened. But as he said when he testified, he did not start this."

The verdict in the politically combustible case was met with anger and disappointment from those who saw Rittenhouse as a vigilante and a wannabe cop, and relief and a sense of vindication from those who regarded him as a patriot who took a stand against lawlessness and exercised his Second Amendment right to carry a gun and to defend himself.

Rittenhouse was charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering for killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle in the summer of 2020 during a tumultuous night of protests over the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white Kenosha police officer.

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Children Having Heart Attacks is Perfectly Natural


In Australia, a 14-year-old already went into cardiac arrest while playing sports

ABC News (Australia):

What happened to Ava Azzopardi has been described by paramedics as “every parent’s worst nightmare”.

The 14-year-old collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest after taking to the field for a soccer game on October 15.

An off-duty doctor and an off-duty nurse were among the bystanders performing CPR until paramedics arrived.

Almost a month later, she returned to the club to reunite with her teammates and thank the first responders.

“Just thank you so much for saving my life,” Ava said.
Ava did not remember the incident, but she was already raring to get her boots back on for the next season.

“I remember halfway through school that day, then nothing.”

‘It was really frightening’

Ava’s mum Tracey Azzopardi held back tears as she described the Friday evening she saw her daughter collapse on the field.

“It was really frightening, we realised from the sideline it was Ava,” Mrs Azzopardi said.

“I couldn’t have imagined what it was going to be, we thought potentially a leg injury or something.
“We’re so fortunate for the people that did CPR, then the paramedics.”

Understand: this article was actually published without mentioning the vax.

Obviously, given that children are a group that runs around a lot, we’re going to be seeing a lot of heart events among them. There is just no way to avoid that. The media will of course avoid reporting on it wherever possible, but given that they are now beginning to mandate vaccines for children, everyone is going to know a child that has had a heart event. At least everyone with children at school will know of someone – it will happen at every school.

At this point, it is just absurd to talk about how ridiculous this all is. It’s also absurd to say “this will finally wake people up!” People are committed to this virus hoax, they are true believers, and they are willing to sacrifice their children.

So many people flipped out over this virus and went nuts, and it would be too embarrassing to admit that they were duped. It’s much easier to just go along with it, and pump your children up with heart attack juice.

Remember that even according to The Science – which has been wrong about all of its doom predictions – there is no reason to worry about children getting the virus. The claim is that children are getting the vax to protect their grandparents, who they can infect without having any symptoms of illness.

So, we are sacrificing children, killing them or giving them permanent and life-changing health problems to save the elderly, who the government and media seem to be claiming can live forever if they don’t get infected with coronavirus.

It’s a kind of cannibalism.

Of course, the vax is literally cannibalism, containing parts of aborted infants. So cannibalism shouldn’t really be surprising.

Children have never had heart attacks before, but the media and government are just going to pretend this is normal – just like it is now officially normal for professional athletes to collapse and die from heart attacks while playing.

People deserve this because they went along with it.


Clear Rear

 Pretty cool and it works!


Open Blog - Weekend

Even more happy.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Video: Some overdoses in the state linked to marijuana laced with fentanyl

Vials Labeled 'Smallpox' At Montgomery County Facility Contain No Trace Of Virus Known To Cause Smallpox

Consumer Reports' take on least reliable cars

Accused Killer of Jogger Ahmaud Arbery’s Riveting Testimony

Congressional Budget Office releases report on Biden's Build Back Better bill

G Wild Boars Culled in Hong Kong Urban Areas Amid Safety Concerns

Life in Kenosha during the Rittenhouse trial


On the steps of the Kenosha County Courthouse, a surreal scene unfolds as people wait for the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

From JSOnline:

KENOSHA - They came Wednesday to wait for a verdict, air their opinions or just bear witness to the swirl of emotion and noise playing out on the grand steps of the Kenosha County Courthouse.

The rawness of these past months in Kenosha, the stakes in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the national media magnifying the scene, all of that and more spilled onto those steps while inside a jury considered the fate of the teen from Antioch, Illinois.

Justin Blake, carrying a Pan-African flag, took in the scene. And he liked what he saw.

Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, leads a chant outside the Kenosha County Courthouse during the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with homicide and attempted homicide in the Aug. 25, 2020, fatal shootings of two people and the wounding of a third during unrest in Kenosha that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake. His attorneys say he acted in self-defense.

Blake has been leading a vigil at the courthouse during each day of the trial. He's the uncle of Jacob Blake, whose shooting was a key link in the chain of events that came to be known as the country's racial reckoning.

"Man, this is what democracy is all about baby," Justin Blake said. "We’re supposed to get mad. We’re supposed to get in each other’s faces and then go back home to our families.  That’s what you see on the courthouse steps."

Of the few dozen people who assembled on the steps, a majority appeared to want Rittenhouse found guilty. They carried signs. Gave speeches. And remembered those killed by Rittenhouse.

Away from the steps, passersby looked on, trying to put what they were seeing in context.

"Just want to see what's going on, that everything is peaceful," said a local man named Dave, who was walking his Russian Staffordshire bull terrier.

"If everyone would talk to each other instead of scream at each other, they would realize there is common ground," he added.

And for a few moments, differences were bridged when those on the steps stopped to pray and share pizza purchased by a man who called himself a "concerned citizen from Pleasant Prairie."

The man, who said he is a supporter of the 2nd Amendment, even slipped on a T-shirt that read "Black Fathers Matter."


Open Blog - Friday

All day.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

‘Smallpox' Vials Found at Merck Lab in Suburban Philadelphia Facility

Monkeypox Virus Confirmed In Maryland Resident

Launching Soon: NASA's First Asteroid Deflection Test

Mark your calendars: Upcoming lunar eclipse is 600 years in the making

Starbucks giving free reusable red cup on Thursday

President Joe Biden calls on FTC to make sure oil companies are not gouging consumers

Belarus sets up shelters for refugees stranded on border

Mississippi executes man who killed wife, terrorized family

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot could be available to all U.S. adults this week

BC floods: Hundreds of residents defy evacuation order in flood-ravaged Merritt

Push For Clemency As Julius Jones Execution Nears In Oklahoma

Mike Tyson Says He 'Died' After Smoking Toad Venom

Overdose deaths hit record high during pandemic

2 men to be exonerated in Malcolm X killing

Man who shot Arbery testifies at trial

House censures Gosar after video depicting killing of Ocasio-Cortez

Still no verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse case after 2 days of deliberations


Nathan Hale fight: West Allis police review cellphone video

From Fox6Now:

Police are reviewing cellphone video capturing scary moments at a West Allis Nathan Hale High School – when a student was tased by an intruder.

"You can hear the taser," said Jacob Gendron, student. "That’s the two girls fighting."

Investigators say it unfolded when a fight broke out among two female students – ages 14 and 15 – on Tuesday, Nov. 16. 

West Allis police tell FOX6 News when the fight was over, two women who know the 15-year-old were let into the school by a classmate of the older teen. The adult intruders then found the 14-year-old and, according to police, punched and tased her. 

In a letter sent to parents, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District's superintendent explained the woman with the taser was confronted by an administrator in the hallway. The school was placed in lockdown.

District leaders say the students involved in this incident face expulsion. 

The high school will also add more supervision in the hallways and cafeteria. In the letter, the superintendent acknowledges an increase in "conflicts among students this year," but declined a FOX6 News request for an on-camera interview.

"The school has been getting a lot more violent – the District has been getting a lot more violent," said Carter King, student.

Police say the 14-year-old was arrested, but the other student and two adults took off. 

"How an adult managed to get into the school – especially with a weapon like that.  It’s incredibly dangerous," said Emily Alvirez, student.

A determination on charges will be made once the police investigation is over. Meanwhile, the school district is conducting its own internal investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call West Allis police.


Open Blog - Thursday

Happy forever.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Drinking tea and coffee could reduce risk of stroke and dementia

Clinical trial launched to test possible Alzheimer's vaccine

Second HIV patient may have been ‘naturally’ cured, scientists say

From WGN:

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Tanker pilot dies in crash fighting wildfire near Estes Park

China sends warning to Biden after summit

All California adults are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot

Polish forces use tear gas on migrants trying to cross from Belarus - BBC News

Bipartisan Wisconsin pot possession proposal introduced

From Fox6Now:


A bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday, Nov. 16 in the Wisconsin Legislature would lighten penalties for marijuana possession in many parts of the state and increase fines in a few of the state's largest communities, including Milwaukee and Madison.

Under the plan sponsored by Republican Rep. Shae Sortwell, of Two Rivers, and Democratic Sen. Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, of Milwaukee, the state penalty for possessing up to 14 grams of marijuana would be reduced to a $100 civil forfeiture. Current state law makes first-time marijuana possession a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.

Local governments are currently allowed to establish their own penalties for possessing small amounts of cannabis. The new proposal would require communities to enforce fines between $100 and $250, along with between 16 and 40 hours of community service.

Currently, Madison does not impose any penalties for pot possession under 28 grams for people over 18. Milwaukee County fines people $1 for possession. At the same time, the bill would reduce local possession charges in other communities like Green Bay, where the offense comes with a $500 fine.

Sortwell said the bill is meant to find middle ground between conservative lawmakers who want more stringent penalties for possession and liberal legislators seeking full decriminalization.


Nathan Hale student tased by adults who entered school

From Fox6Now:

West Allis police are investigating after two people got into Nathan Hale High School and tased a student.

"There was a mom in the school – got into an argument," said Jacob Gendron. 

Students at Nathan Hale High School said there was a massive fight in the hallways Tuesday morning, Nov. 16.

"There was a fight between students, and a mom came in and she started tasing people," said Rayna Rush. 

West allis police are investigating.  A spokesman for the department said there was a fight between two students at school.  At some point, according to police, individuals who don’t attend Nathan Hale got into the building and tased one of the students who was involved in the fight.

"It happened right outside of my classroom," said Hannah Sankey. "I could hear the Taser."

Sankey said it’s raised a lot of questions about school security.

"It was really weird to a lot of my classmates that this adult managed to get into the school," she said.

Videos circulating on social media first show the fight and then the intruder using the Taser.

"We were in lockdown for about two hours," said Rush.

A district spokeswoman said two adults gained entry to the building, prompting a lockdown; school leaders assuring all students and staff are now safe.

"Everybody that I talked to learned about it from other students, but the school was pretty quiet," said Rush. 

Police say the person with the Taser ran from the school, and investigators took one person into custody.  The condition of the student who was tased is not clear. 


Favre misses payment in Mississippi welfare case, auditor says

From Fox6Now:

Brett Favre

Retired NFL player Brett Favre missed a deadline to pay $228,000 in interest on welfare money he was paid for a public speaking contract he did not fulfill, the Mississippi state auditor said Tuesday.

Auditor Shad White said he is turning the matter over to the state attorney general's office, a month after sending a demand letter to Favre. White said the attorney general is in charge of enforcing unmet auditor's demands.

"My understanding is the AG and the Department of Human Services have given authority to a private attorney to recoup the misspent money," White wrote on Twitter. "We have been in contact with that attorney and will provide him any information he needs."

Favre is not facing criminal charges, but the leader of the organization that paid him is awaiting trial in one of Mississippi’s largest embezzlement cases.

The Associated Press left a phone message for Favre at his Mississippi business office Tuesday evening. Favre did not immediately respond to that, and he did not immediately respond to White on Twitter.

Favre and White feuded Oct. 29 over the auditor saying Favre failed to make speeches after being paid by welfare money. The Twitter spat happened days after Favre repaid $600,000 to the state — the last portion of the $1.1 million that the auditor said Favre received from a nonprofit organization that used money intended to help needy people in one of the poorest states in the U.S. The auditor said Favre still owes $228,000 in interest.

"Of course the money was returned because I would never knowingly take funds meant to help our neighbors in need, but for Shad White to continue to push out this lie that the money was for no-show events is something I cannot stay silent about," Favre wrote.

The former Green Bay Packers quarterback, who lives in Mississippi, wrote that he made commercials for which he was paid by a nonprofit organization. White tweeted that Favre’s contract required speeches and a radio ad.

"The CPA for Favre Enterprises confirmed this was your contract," White replied to Favre. "You did not give the speeches. You have acknowledged this in statements to my agents."

Allegations of misspending of money from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program came to light in early 2020 when the former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services and five other people were indicted. Among them is Nancy New, who was leader of Mississippi Community Education Center, the organization that paid Favre.

White said in May 2020 that Favre had repaid $500,000 of the $1.1 million in welfare money. In a Facebook post when he repaid that portion, Favre said his charity had provided millions of dollars to poor children in Mississippi and Wisconsin.


Death by Coincidence is Strikingly Common

 We need to have a conversation about coincidences.

An NPR editor is dead by coincidence.

This happens often, and we need to remove the stigma of dying from coincidence.


Petra Mayer, books editor for National Public Radio, died Saturday of what’s believed to be a pulmonary embolism, the news organization said. She was 46.

Mayer is remembered for her reporting at Comic-Con and helping put together NPR’s Book Concierge, an annual interactive guide that filters titles based on interest to recommend to readers. She was an occasional guest on “Pop Culture Happy Hour” podcast episodes, and her colleagues said she was a proud nerd who loved science fiction and comics.

NPR’s senior vice president for news, Nancy Barnes, said in an email to staff that she died suddenly at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland.

“Petra was NPR through and through,” Barnes wrote.

Mayer joined NPR Books team in 2012 after working as an associate producer and director for “All Things Considered” on the weekends, handling the show’s books coverage.

A teenage girl also recently died from a coincidence.

Clark County Today:

A 17-year-old female from Washington died from cardiac arrest 36 days after having received her second Pfizer vaccination. She becomes the third person found in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to possibly have died from a COVID-19 vaccine. According to information in the report, she had recovered from a symptomatic but not severe case of COVID-19 in August.

The report indicates she got her first vaccination on Sept. 3 and her second vaccination shot on Sept. 15. She showed up in the emergency department of the hospital Oct. 23 with chest pain and difficulty breathing for the previous 48 hours. She was feeling “completely well” prior to the onset of the symptoms.

The VAERS site is run by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and collects data from all over the world. VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences. Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, including parents and patients.

The young female’s initial medical evaluation showed her symptoms were mild. “No sick contacts or family members. ED evaluation remarkable for normal exam, no hypoxia, normal blood pressure.” The patient tested “SARS-CoV-PCR positive” but it was thought to be “persistent positive rather than reinfection because of lack of clinical symptoms, recent COVID-19 and recent vaccination.”

An echocardiogram showed below normal heart function. The patient was about to be transported when she suffered cardiac arrest. Hospital staff performed their advanced cardiovascular life support protocol with CPR for 65 minutes. “Unfortunately she was not able to be resuscitated and died. Cause of death possible acute myocarditis,” reads the report.

Meanwhile, an Australian cricketer stroked out.

Evil anti-vaxers suggested that this stroke was not a coincidence. In actuality, The Science already determined it was a coincidence.

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