Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Moose Races This Weekend!

Embedded image permalink The annual Alaskan moose racing season begins this year on Halloween weekend.

Wiggle Honda Cycling Team Makes Some Changes

Rochelle Gilmore's talented Wiggle Honda women's cycling team is undergoing a turnover in personnel now that the road season has come to an end. Youthful Aussie sprinter Chloe Hosking has moved south from the Norwegian Hi-Tec Products squad, along with team mate Elisa Longo Borghini. Climbing specialist and winner of the Giro Donne Mara Abbott, Belgian star Jolien D'Hoore and newly-wed Audrey Cordon-Ragot are also among the new members of the team, joining current stars Giorgia Bronzini and Emilia Fahlin and others.


Chloe Hosking

 
Elisa Longo Borghini

Mara Abbott

 

Belgian champion Joliene D'Hoore

French newlywed Audrey Cordon-Ragot

Monday, October 27, 2014

California Highway Patrol Steals Nude Pictures From Women's Cell Phones

Want to look at and share photos of naked ladies you meet on the highway? Get a job with the California Highway Patrol.

If a an attractive young lady is arrested in California, her cell phone is confiscated and the arresting officer searches it for nude photos. If he finds some he then sends them to fellow cops and buddies. According to this article in the Contra Costa Times this has been standard procedure for CHP personnel for years. Society supplies firearms and sophisticated electronic equipment to degenerates so they can indulge their perversions while operating in an official capacity, pretty much immune from repercussions. Except when one of them makes a mistake.

In this particular incident, even though the woman involved had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit, charges against her were dropped in the aftermath of the disclosure of the nude photo sharing. Why would such be the case?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Interstate Cigarette Smuggling

This piece from the Vice website gives us some fascinating insights into the dynamics of cigarettes and taxes. The moralistic, do-gooder, prohibitionist elements of post-Puritan American society have yet to subvert what remains of the Constitution to the extent of a tax structure that would make cigarette prices the same from one state to another. There is a federal tax of $1.0066 per pack of weeds but the state tax hit varies considerably. Missouri, the least predatory state in nicotine taxation, adds only .17 to the cost of 20 Marlboros. Those same coffin nails will cost an extra $4.35 if purchased in New York. Additionally, some cities slap on an extra charge for polluting the air as well.  Chicago ($1.18), Cook County ($3.00), Illinois ($1.98) adds $6.16 to a pack of cigarettes, the highest levy in the country.The Big Apple gets $1.50 and Anchorage $2.206.


Not surprisingly, entrepreneurial souls have taken advantage of the disparity in taxes to satisfy the wants of the less enterprising by selling imported cigarettes in packs or singly on the street. This article from the New York Times tells about "Lonnie Loosie", a felon that, in the day of the comprehensive background check, will never be able to get a "real" job. He makes ends meet by peddling single smokes for .75, each, two for a dollar, and a pack of the popular Newports for $8 on the streets of midtown Manhattan. Interestingly, some of his customers are women that work in nearby offices who arrange their purchases by cell phone.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OH, NO! California Law School Grads Can't Find Jobs!

In a tragedy of epic proportions graduates of Whittier Law School and other California legal diploma mills are having a problem finding employment in their chosen field. According to this almost funny OC Register article would-be prosecutors have ponied up $42K and more a year and still have to make espressos to pay their student loans off.  Tsk, Tsk.

While schools like Stanford and UC Bezerkley still seem to place their ambulance chasers in legal occupations, those exiting lower tier schools like Whittier aren't being pursued. Isn't this what supply and demand is really all about? We would hope that a surplus of attorneys would mean lower legal fees but that won't be the case. These legal geniuses, a quarter of whom can't pass the state bar exam, all want to work for high-profile legal firms or, better yet, as prosecutors and public defenders on the guaranteed government payroll with fabulous health and retirement benefits. It'll be  pleasant day when the number leaving the legal profession exceeds those entering it.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lionfish Taking Over The Oceans!


As part of our never-ending mission to alert the populace to the dangers from the animal kingdom, we present the latest horror story of alien invasion. Joining the coyotes in California's Orange County and the raccoons in Toronto, Ontario, are lionfish in the waters surrounding Florida. Since their spectacular appearance immediately attracts attention, these piscine carnivores can't sneak up on the locals, they're instantly noticeable.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

VG-10 3 1/2" Blade Folding Knife


A description, and a picture of what could be the knife carried by veteran sniper Omar Gonzalez when he leaped over the fence surrounding the White House on September 20th and dashed as far as the East Room of the Holiest of Holys. If indeed that is the knife he was carrying and he bought it himself, then he spent over $140 for this simple tool, a relatively expensive model.

" The affidavit contradicts initial reports by the agency that the man was unarmed," it says here. Ergo, anyone carrying a pocket knife is considered armed, whatever results that might lead to.

Knives are used for all kinds of common chores, sharpening pencils, peeling apples and potatoes, opening envelopes, slicing steaks, etc. They're not generally regarded as weapons, though certainly they could be used as such and have been. The daughter of screen goddess Lana Turner extinguished her mother's gangster boyfriend Johnny Stompinato with a kitchen knife.

Other common tools also make effective weapons.  An ice pick is a particularly dangerous item, even if not used as a weapon. Hat pins, when women wore hats, were used by ladies in danger to repel unwanted attention. It wouldn't be particularly difficult to cause serious injury or worse with a knitting needle. Many other tools made of hard materials, hammers, wrenches, pliers, bars, could also be used to injure an innocent politician. Isn't it time that all hard and dangerous implements be banned from our nation's capitol?

 Now, get this: a one-time prison guard that currently represents Lackawanna County in the Pennsylvania state legislature exchanged gunfire with an assailant in Harrisburg not far from the state capital complex, as we learn here. The Democrat is licensed to carry a firearm, as you might expect, since he has been a member of the state coercion complex at a lower level than he occupies presently. But is he authorized to fire it at someone else? We have, after all, only his and his legislator pal's testimony about this incident. If an unelected pleb fires a gun near the capital grounds in even an inconsequential state like South Dakota or West Virginia they're liable to spend some time in an office explaining it all. How much different is this affair than the George Zimmerman one, except for the lack of a body?