Family of Elephants Die as They Walked into a Low Hanging Electrified Wire

Besides people in the West, the people of India often seem to be the only other people on earth who care for the preservation of wildlife.

I suppose it has something to do with the Hindu religion teaching that all life is sacred.

Public outrage has reportedly been growing in India over the deaths of the “jumbos” due to contact with electric wires.

metro.co.uk

These four elephants were electrocuted when they wandered into low-hanging wires surrounding a coffee farm.

The family – two adults and two juveniles – died instantly when they struck the tight wire near the plantation in the Kodagu district of south Indian state of Karnataka.

It comes after two other elephants died in similar circumstances earlier this month.

A source said: ‘The elephants which were foraging for fodder came into contact with the low-hanging wires and died on the spot.

‘While two of the elephants were adults, two appeared to be sub-adults.

‘The frequent deaths of the jumbos has angered the wildlife activists and general public alike.

‘They allege that the law makers representing the area don’t speak a word on this as these animals don’t form their vote bank.’

Locals said up to 200 elephants have been killed in this way in the last few years.

Forest department officials now plan to take up the issue with the Chamundeshwari Electricity Corporation Ltd (CESC) whi is understood to manage the wires.

Come on India. Get with it. Save the elephants. You are truly blessed by their presence, so give it all you’ve got to force your politicians to take action.

I would advise Americans to boycott Indian coffee until the problem is rectified, assuming the problem is associated with coffee plantations. I’m not sure where Indian coffee sold, but I suspect that Starbucks has it. I believe we get most of our coffee in the States from Mexico and Columbia.

Stupid Africans Try to Blockade French Highway, Trucker Answers with Neat Evasive Maneuver

It’s too bad that French truckers don’t carry shotguns. A blast in their ugly black faces would help rein in the problem. I’ve been posting these videos for a couple of years now and the French police seem to be doing nothing. I guess it’s racist to rein in the spooks.

The video is about 30 seconds long.

Published on Jun 22, 2017

First Driver Death in Calais After Migrants Drag Tree Trunks onto Motorway:

“A van driver has died in an accident at Calais after migrants dragged tree trunks onto the A16 motorway in a bid to slow traffic and break into vehicles bound for Britain.”

Breitbart reports that one driver has died from the antics of these shitskins.

A van driver has died in an accident at Calais after migrants dragged tree trunks onto the A16 motorway in a bid to slow traffic and break into vehicles bound for Britain.
At just before 4am on Tuesday, two trucks were forced to suddenly brake so as to avoid the tree trunks placed by migrants to block the road.

A third van, coming up from behind, was unable to stop in time and crashed into the other vehicles. According to Franceinfo the Renault Master — which was registered in Poland — caught fire, and its driver died in the accident.

Local media reports the death of the driver is the first at Calais caused by the actions of migrants determined to break into Britain. The identity of the deceased is not yet known at this stage, “given the state of the body”, said a spokesman for the Pas-de-Calais prefecture.

Nine Eritreans were arrested on suspicion of having placed tree trunks on the road, and are being held in police custody.

Dangerous roadblocks were being set up by migrants on an almost nightly basis before the Calais “Jungle” camp was dismantled in October last year. But the practice has started up again, and violence begun to escalate once more since May as migrants from Africa and Asia have started to return to the French port.

Watch! Hilarious Racist Commercials Will Leave You in Stitches

Uploaded on Aug 11, 2011

A series of racist commercials made for the TV station ‘Channel Six’ in the 2004 low-budget mockumentary film ‘C.S.A : The Confederate States of America’.

These satirical adverts are meant to portray current social norms in regards to racism in America if the Confederacy had won the American Civil War and continued to institute slavery into the modern day.

Exceedingly Dumb Wetback Arrested for Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend in Youtube Stunt Gone Bad

Two Minnesota Latinos wanted to be famous. Now one is in jail and the other dead.

Fame. Ain’t it a bitch!

BBC

A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong.

Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet.

The couple’s three-year-old child and nearly 30 onlookers watched as she fired the fatal bullet into his chest.

Ruiz’s aunt said they did it to increase their social media following.

Claudia Ruiz told WDAY-TV that her nephew had told her he wanted to do the stunt “because we want more viewers, we want to get famous”.

“He had told me about that idea and I said, ‘Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Why are you going to use a gun? Why?'” Claudia Ruiz told the news channel.

“They were in love, they loved each other,” she said. “It was just a prank gone wrong.”

Ms Perez, who is pregnant, is facing charges of second degree manslaughter. She faces her first court appearance on Wednesday.

County Attorney James Brue described the book as a hardcover encyclopaedia, and said the weapon used was a .50-calibre Desert Eagle handgun.

Police have seized two cameras, which are said to have recorded Monday’s incident.

The single gunshot was fired from about one foot (30cm) away as neighbours gathered to watch outside their Minnesota home.

She told deputies that the stunt had been Ruiz’s idea, and that he had to convince her to do it.

Earlier that day she tweeted about her reservations.

“Everyone was crying. I was standing behind that tree over there. And that was it. I just couldn’t take it anymore so I had to go back home,” neighbour Wayne Cameron told WDAY-TV.

The couple had started a YouTube channel in March, aiming to show the “the real life of a young couple who happen to be teen parents”.

Their most recently uploaded video, on the day that Ruiz died, was titled: “Doing scary stunts at the fair”.

Last week Ms Perez told her viewers that it was a “blessing” to have her husband home for the forthcoming birth of their son, who is due in September.

The District Attorney ought to cut a deal with her. Agree to be deported (presumably to Mexico) and never come to the States again and we won’t press charges.

Their last video before the fatal shooting:

Black Professor Refutes Claims that Confederates Were Traitors

I learned some history by reading this piece by Dr. Walter Williams, who works as an economics professor at conservative George Mason University.

Lew Rockwell

My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and the history they write often does not reflect the facts. Let’s look at some of the facts and ask: Did the South have a right to secede from the Union? If it did, we can’t label Confederate generals as traitors.

Article 1 of the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the war between the Colonies and Great Britain, held “New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States.” Representatives of these states came together in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a constitution and form a union.

During the ratification debates, Virginia’s delegates said, “The powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the people of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression.” The ratification documents of New York and Rhode Island expressed similar sentiments.

At the Constitutional Convention, a proposal was made to allow the federal government to suppress a seceding state. James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” rejected it. The minutes from the debate paraphrased his opinion: “A union of the states containing such an ingredient (would) provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a state would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.”

America’s first secessionist movement started in New England after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Many were infuriated by what they saw as an unconstitutional act by President Thomas Jefferson. The movement was led by Timothy Pickering of Massachusetts, George Washington’s secretary of war and secretary of state. He later became a congressman and senator. “The principles of our Revolution point to the remedy — a separation,” Pickering wrote to George Cabot in 1803, for “the people of the East cannot reconcile their habits, views, and interests with those of the South and West.” His Senate colleague James Hillhouse of Connecticut agreed, saying, “The Eastern states must and will dissolve the union and form a separate government.” This call for secession was shared by other prominent Americans, such as John Quincy Adams, Elbridge Gerry, Fisher Ames, Josiah Quincy III and Joseph Story. The call failed to garner support at the 1814-15 Hartford Convention.

The U.S. Constitution would have never been ratified — and a union never created — if the people of those 13 “free sovereign and Independent States” did not believe that they had the right to secede. Even on the eve of the War of 1861, unionist politicians saw secession as a right that states had. Rep. Jacob M. Kunkel of Maryland said, “Any attempt to preserve the union between the states of this Confederacy by force would be impractical and destructive of republican liberty.” The Northern Democratic and Republican parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace.

Northern newspapers editorialized in favor of the South’s right to secede. New-York Tribune (Feb. 5, 1860): “If tyranny and despotism justified the Revolution of 1776, then we do not see why it would not justify the secession of Five Millions of Southrons from the Federal Union in 1861.” The Detroit Free Press (Feb. 19, 1861): “An attempt to subjugate the seceded States, even if successful, could produce nothing but evil — evil unmitigated in character and appalling in extent.” The New-York Times (March 21, 1861): “There is a growing sentiment throughout the North in favor of letting the Gulf States go.”

Confederate generals were fighting for independence from the Union just as George Washington and other generals fought for independence from Great Britain. Those who’d label Gen. Robert E. Lee as a traitor might also label George Washington as a traitor. I’m sure Great Britain’s King George III would have agreed.

FBI Agent Indicted for Lying About LaVoy Finicum Shooting Death

In brief, an elite FBI agent took two shots at LaVoy Finicum before there was a direct threat. The agent missed, incredibly. Then, even more incredibly the stalwart agent LIED.

Those are the accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Excerpt from Oregon Live

An FBI agent accused of lying about firing two shots at Oregon standoff spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum faces a five-count indictment, charging him with three counts of making a false statement and two counts of obstruction of justice.

W. Joseph Astarita, 40, dressed in a dark pinstriped suit, white dress shirt and red-and-blue striped tie, made his first appearance on the indictment Wednesday in a packed federal courtroom, with heightened security inside and in the corridors of the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse.

A lawyer standing beside Astarita entered not guilty pleas on his behalf to all charges. Astarita will remain out of custody pending trial.

Astarita is accused of firing twice at Finicum but missing him as Finicum emerged from his white truck after swerving into a snowbank to avoid a law enforcement roadblock on U.S. 395 in Harney County.

Finicum had sped away from a state police and FBI stop moments earlier as authorities tried to arrest leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation on Jan. 26, 2016. As he crashed in the snow, Finicum’s truck nearly struck another FBI agent, police said.

The indictment says Astarita, who served as a member of the elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team, “falsely stated he had not fired his weapon during the attempted arrest of Robert LaVoy Finicum, when he knew then and there that he had fired his weapon.”

Astarita is accused of lying to three supervisory FBI agents, concealing from Oregon investigators that he fired his weapon and failing to alert the FBI’s Shooting Incident Response Team about his shooting as required.

“Defendant acted with the intent to hinder, delay and prevent the communication of information from the Oregon State Police to the Federal Bureau of Investigation relating to the possible commission of a federal offense,” the indictment says.

The criminal indictment stems from an 18-month-long investigation by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Defense lawyer Alison Clark represented Astarita during the two-minute hearing but told the court that Astarita expects to obtain his own local attorney. U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stewart set a trial date for Aug. 29. Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamala Holsinger estimated a trial would last a week.

The indictment will likely cast a shadow on the highly trained FBI Hostage Rescue Team and fuel Finicum supporters and groups fighting government control of public land.

The story goes on to relate that it was the local sheriff who discovered the alleged crime and traveled to Washington to get the FBI off its duff and bring charges.

Footage of the LaVoy Finicum shooting:

As far as I’m concerned, LaVoy Finicum was murdered by the federal government. The agents whose shots actually killed him should also be on trial.

The corruption in the FBI runs deep. Trump was right to fire James Comey. He also should fire others in that swamp.

Trump Blasted for Sexism For Telling Reporter She Has “Nice Smile”

Another day, another ridiculous smear job on President Trump.

This story is partly about Trump, but it’s also about all men. (((They))) desire to frighten us. Their goal is to destroy the ordinary, pleasant exchanges between men and women that make life a little more interesting and tolerable.

Sydney Morning Herald

US President Donald Trump was at his desk in the Oval Office and on the phone with the new prime minister of Ireland on Tuesday when a journalist for an Irish news organisation caught his eye.

“Well, we have a lot of your Irish press watching us,” Trump said to the prime minister, Leo Varadkar, as several reporters looked on.

Then, interrupting his conversation with Varadkar, Trump pointed at the journalist, Caitriona Perry, and gestured for her to come to him.

“And where are you from?” he said. “Go ahead. Come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.”

After she introduced herself, Trump told Varadkar, “She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well.”

The exchange, which was captured on video and widely shared on social media, drew criticism about how Trump treats women and the message it sent about the attitude toward women as professionals in their fields.

Elisa Lees Muñoz, executive director of the International Women’s Media Foundation, said on Wednesday that she had heard about the episode in passing.

After a transcript of the exchange was read to her over the phone, she said: “Oh, Lord. I wish I could say this is a surprise.”

She said such occurrences were not limited to Trump, adding that female journalists are frequently called out for their appearance, their hair and the way they dress.

ELISA LEES MUNOZ. NEVER BEEN COMPLIMENTED?

Comments like the president’s detract from a woman’s value as a professional, she said.

“We absolutely do not see that happening with male reporters,” she said. “I don’t know what the solution to this is. It does need to be called out. It does need to stop.”

Kris Macomber, an assistant professor of sociology at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, said in an email that Trump’s comments reflect “textbook paternalistic sexism”, which is often couched in a “‘playful’ tone, as if she should feel flattered.”

NOBODY CARES WHAT SHE THINKS.

“Donald Trump’s track record for sexist remarks is well documented, and this particular case fits right in line with his previous remarks,” she wrote. “He didn’t say those things for Perry’s sake; rather he said those things to show all the people in the room (and the cameras) that he’s the kind of man who flirts with women he considers attractive.”

Most notably, a month before the election, a 2005 recording surfaced of Trump talking to television personality Billy Bush of Access Hollywood and speaking in extraordinarily vulgar terms about women.

In 2013, President Barack Obama apologised to Kamala Harris, who was then the attorney general of California and is now one of its senators, after telling a group of wealthy donors that she was “the best-looking attorney general in the country”. The comment drew accusations of sexism, which the White House at the time quickly sought to quiet.

Perry, the Washington correspondent for Raidió Teilifís Éireann, could not be reached to comment on Wednesday. On Twitter, she posted a video of the exchange and described it as a “bizarre moment”.

RTÉ had an article on its webpage under the entertainment category with the headline: “Trump call! RTÉ’s Caitriona has Presidential moment.”

Perry told RTÉ she expected to shoot footage from outside the window of the White House during the president’s call but that reporters were invited inside.

“One minute we were outside the window and the next minute I’m meeting the president of the United States,” she said. “When we went in he was already on the phone but I must have caught his eye and he called me over.”

The White House did not respond to an email requesting comment.

On Twitter, some users reacted with revulsion.

Deb Curry wrote: “Please, don’t judge us by this man. My husband would never treat you like this in a workplace. So inappropriate.”

Others defended the president and said he was complimenting Perry.

Twitter user Mike Boyd wrote: “Our generation calls what POTUS did a simple act of dignity and kindness. When kindness is mistaken for being bizarre, it’s a sad commentary.”

A man can decide to be a man and risk the consequences or he might as well become pajama boy.