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JUST WHAT ARE THESE ARSEHOLES TALKING ABOUT?

I have no idea.

Not sure what it is they’ll be doing.

Maybe you guys do.

Read:

The New York Times and Facebook have struck a multi-year partnership to co-develop augmented reality (AR) filters and effects on Instagram that help users access and contextualize New York Times journalism, executives tell Axios.

Why it matters: It’s the first time that The Times has experimented with augmented reality technology at scale and off of its own website and apps. The partnership also represents an evolution in the relationship between publishers and tech companies.

Details: To get the partnership off the ground, The Times has built a dedicated “AR Lab” team within its research and development unit of more than a dozen employees.

That team will develop augmented reality filters and effects using a Facebook platform for developers called “Spark AR Studio.”

Facebook will provide guidance on ways to use Spark, and in turn, The Times will provide feedback to Facebook on developer experience and features.

Facebook will be providing financial and technical support for the project, but it will not have any influence on the editorial side. The Times will have full control over the design and content of the effects.

The first few filters from the launch series will include visual interactive pieces tied to the centennial of women’s suffrage, coverage of the California wildfires and air quality during the COVID-19 lockdown, as displayed in the picture above.

How it works: Instagram users can interact with the filters and effects on the @NYTimes Instagram account profile page, under the effects tab.

The filters will also be available on Instagram for users to overlay onto their own pictures and videos that they share with friends.

“We actually think that these will be useful to convey our journalism,” says Monica Drake, assistant managing editor at The Times.

“When users encounter the effects through our handles or people who share the effect, we hope they come to us to find a fuller story. It gives them an entry point into our journalism.”

Between the lines: The Times has led the news industry for years in experimenting with different forms of storytelling using new technologies.

Its in-house advertising agency T Brand first started working with AR in 2017.

The Times’ editorial team launched its first exploration into AR in 2018 on its own app, as seen in its work highlighting four of the top athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

It’s also pushed aggressively in experimenting with virtual reality beginning in 2014, and later 5G video technology and audio storytelling.

The big picture: The new partnership represents an evolution in the relationship between The New York Times and Facebook, as well as the broader dynamic between publishers and technology companies.

“We’re in an era where big tech companies are also big research companies,” says The Times’ head of research and development Marc Lavallee.

“The investment Facebook is making in AR writ large makes it so that we want to make sure that we have a good working understanding of the technology.”

Yes, but: The relationship between the two companies hasn’t always been so cozy.

The Times was one of the first outlets to pull from Facebook’s Instant Articles product in 2017, after it felt as though the monetization terms favored Facebook.

Its former CEO Mark Thompson had at times openly criticized the tech giant for its policies impacting the news industry.

Facebook has since begun to invest in its relationship with publishers, in part because it’s conceded that its users care a lot about consuming news on its platforms.

The partnership launched Wednesday will be its first long-term effort in producing sharable AR-first journalism on Instagram.

What’s next: The Times says it expects to be able to publish more filters with stories on a much more regular basis in the near future.

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AMERICA 1950 VS. AMERICA 2020

Makes you long for those simpler time:

If you could go back to 1950, would you do it? There would be no Internet, no cellphones and you would only be able to watch television in black and white. But even though they lacked many of our modern conveniences, people genuinely seemed to be much happier back then. Families actually ate dinner together, neighbors knew and cared about one another, and being an “American” truly meant something. Today, we like to think that we are so much more “advanced” than they were back then, but the truth is that our society is in the process of falling apart all around us. Could it be possible that we could learn some important lessons by looking back at how Americans lived 70 years ago?

Of course there has never been any era in our history when everything has been perfect. But without a doubt, things are vastly different today than they were back in 1950…

In 1950, Texaco Star Theatre, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy were some of the most popular shows that Americans watched on television.

In 2020, a Netflix film entitled “Cuties” is so trashy and so disgusting that four states have sent a letter to Netflix asking for it to be removed because it is “fodder for those with criminal imaginations, serving to normalize the view that children are sexual beings.”

In 1950, television networks would not even show husbands and wives in bed together.

In 2020, “adult websites” get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.

In 1950, people would greet one another as they walked down the street.

In 2020, Americans are too enamored with their cellphones to be bothered with actual human contact.

In 1950, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.

In 2020, kids are literally gunning down police officers in the streets.

In 1950, people would make an effort to dress up and look nice when they would go out in public.

In 2020, most of the population has become utter slobs and “People of Walmart” has become one of our most popular memes.

In 1950, the typical woman got married for the first time at age 20 and the typical man got married for the first time at age 22.

In 2020, the typical woman gets married for the first time at age 27 and the typical man gets married for the first time at age 29.

In 1950, a lot of people would leave their homes and their vehicles unlocked because crime rates were so low.

In 2020, many that live in urban areas are deathly afraid of all the civil unrest that has erupted, and gun sales have soared to all-time record highs.

In 1950, Americans actually attempted to parent their children.

In 2020, we pump our kids full of mind-altering drugs and we let our televisions and our video games raise our children.

In 1950, Baltimore was one of the most beautiful and most prosperous cities on the entire planet.

In 2020, Baltimore regularly makes headlines because of all the murders that are constantly occurring. Of course the exact same thing could be said about many of our other major cities.

In 1950, 78 percent of all households in America contained a married couple.

In 2020, that figure has fallen below 50 percent.

In 1950, about 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried parents.

In 2020, about 40 percent of all babies in the United States will be born to unmarried parents.

In 1950, new churches were regularly being opened all over the United States.

In 2020, it is being projected that 1 out of every 5 churches in the U.S. “could be forced to shut their doors in the next 18 months”, and the mayor of Lubbock, Texas just said that opening a new Planned Parenthood clinic is like starting a church.

In 1950, we actually had high standards for our elected officials, and people actually did research on the candidates before they cast their votes.

In 2020, more than 4,000 people in one county in New Hampshire voted for a “transsexual Satanic anarchist” in the Republican primary, and she is now the Republican nominee for sheriff in Cheshire County.

In 1950, children would go outside and play when they got home from school.

In 2020, our parks and our playgrounds are virtually empty and we have the highest childhood obesity rate in the industrialized world.

In 1950, front porches were community gathering areas, and people would regularly have their neighbors over for dinner.

In 2020, many of us don’t know our neighbors at all, and the average American watches more than five hours of television a day.

In 1950, Americans used words such as “knucklehead”, “moxie” and “jalopy”.

In 2020, new terms such as “nomophobia”, “peoplekind” and “social distancing” have been introduced into the English language.

In 1950, the very first credit card was issued in the United States.

In 2020, Americans owe more than 930 billion dollars on their credit cards.

In 1950, one income could support an entire middle class household.

In 2020, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment, and more than half of all households in some of our largest cities are currently facing “serious financial problems”.

In 1950, the American people believed that the free market should govern the economy.

In 2020, most Americans seem to believe that the government in Washington and the Federal Reserve must endlessly “manage” the economy.

In 1950, “socialists” and “communists” were considered to be our greatest national enemies.

In 2020, most of our politicians in Washington have eagerly embraced socialist and communist policy goals.

In 1950, the U.S. Constitution was deeply loved and highly revered.

In 2020, anyone that actually admits to being a “constitutionalist” is considered to be a potential domestic terrorist.

In 1950, the United States loaned more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.

In 2020, the United States owes more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.

In 1950, the total U.S. national debt reached the 257 billion dollar mark for the first time in our history.

In 2020, we added 864 billion dollars to the national debt in the month of June alone. In other words, we added over three times more to the national debt in that one month than the total amount of debt that had been accumulated from the founding of our nation all the way to 1950.

In 1950, most Americans were generally happy with their lives.

In 2020, the suicide rate is at an all-time record high, and it has been rising every single year since 2007.

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WHEN CARTOONS TELL STORIES

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WHEN YOU LOOK UP “LOOTING” IN THE DICTIONARY WHAT DOES IT SAY?

Why, “therapeutic property diminishment” of course!!

Of course, NPR covered it as a “serious” story.

NPR recently interviewed Vickie Osterweil to discuss her book “In Defense of Looting”, a book that is a deranged rationalization for looting, but is also oddly refreshing for its candor. Instead of denying the existence of looting taking place by Antifa-like entities, Osterweil loudly proclaims her support for property destruction as a tactic.

Here are some of the gems from the interview:

When I use the word looting, I mean the mass expropriation of property, mass shoplifting during a moment of upheaval or riot. That’s the thing I’m defending. I’m not defending any situation in which property is stolen by force. It’s not a home invasion either. It’s about a certain kind of action that’s taken during protests and riots.

I’d say that rioting is a broader category in which looting appears as a tactic. Often, looting is more common among movements that are coming from below. It tends to be an attack on a business, a commercial space, maybe a government building — taking those things that would otherwise be commodified and controlled and sharing them for free.

It does a number of important things. It gets people what they need for free immediately, which means that they are capable of living and reproducing their lives without having to rely on jobs or a wage — which, during COVID times, is widely unreliable or, particularly in these communities is often not available, or it comes at great risk. That’s looting’s most basic tactical power as a political mode of action.

Looting strikes at the heart of property, of whiteness and of the police. It gets to the very root of the way those three things are interconnected. And also it provides people with an imaginative sense of freedom and pleasure and helps them imagine a world that could be. And I think that’s a part of it that doesn’t really get talked about — that riots and looting are experienced as sort of joyous and liberatory.

One of the ones that’s been very powerful, that’s both been used by Donald Trump and Democrats, has been the outside agitator myth, that the people doing the riots are coming from the outside. This is a classic. Another trope that’s very common is that looters and rioters are not part of the protest, and they’re not part of the movement.

But in terms of potential crimes that people can commit against the state, it’s basically nonviolent. You’re mass shoplifting. Most stores are insured; it’s just hurting insurance companies on some level. It’s just money. It’s just property. It’s not actually hurting any people.

To say you’re attacking your own community is to say to rioters, you don’t know what you’re doing. But I disagree. I think people know. They might have worked in those shops. They might have shopped and been followed around by security guards or by the owner.

When it comes to small business, family-owned business or locally owned business, they are no more likely to provide worker protections. They are no more likely to have to provide good stuff for the community than big businesses. It’s actually a Republican myth that has, over the last 20 years, really crawled into even leftist discourse: that the small-business owner must be respected, that the small-business owner creates jobs and is part of the community. But that’s actually a right-wing myth.

There’s a reason that Trump has embraced the “white anarchist” line so intensely. It does a double service: It both creates a boogeyman around which you can stir up fear and potential repression, and it also totally erases the Black folks who are at the core of the protests. It makes invisible the Black people who are rising up and who are initiating this movement, who are at its core and its center, and who are doing its most important and valuable organizing and its most dangerous fighting.

I could go on forever, but it appears the people over at lootsafe.org might actually be on to something. Either they’re as deranged as Vickie or they’re an exaggeration of this line of insanity to make a point.

Either way, it’s nice to see an activist openly admit that looting is an organized criminal tactic, which is a conspiracy, by definition of the law. I’m just wondering how the hell NPR thought it was wise to legitimize this person. Guess it tells you a lot about NPR’s wokeist agenda…

 

So let’s go to the source:

These assholes should be shot where they stand.

2020 has given rise to a number of social justice movements that have begun the process of reunification and liberation. Although mostly peaceful displays of protest, oftentimes there are individuals who decide that peacefully protesting isn’t enough, and a larger and more impactful action must be taken.

This is where protesters may decide to enact therapeutic property diminishment (TPD), otherwise referred to as “looting”. This action reasserts the power of those disaffected by systemic racism and enslaved by capitalism, putting the power firmly back into the hands of the oppressed. As Ariel Atkins of Black Lives Matter eloquently exclaimed during recent looting in Chicago: “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats, that makes sure that person has clothes. That is reparations.”

TPD is an understandable and inevitable consequence of a system that has thrown black and brown bodies into the gutter, leaving them to decay and creating additional work for sanitation crews in the process. We believe the therapeutic diminishment of property is an act of empowerment for those in the midst of expressing themselves with physical displays of personal autonomy.

How TPD Can be a Force for Change

Therapeutic Property Diminishment is the untamed rage of the disaffected, the last stand of the warrior fighting for justice. In the midst of this last gasp to reassert one’s power, many individuals enacting TPD lash out in wild, untamed ways which may be triggering and hurtful for those caught within their TPD sphere-of-influence. When TPD ends with a minority business getting destroyed, it ultimately harms the movement for justice and equality.

Instead, LootSafe believes TPD can be contained and controlled within a safe environment, allowing diminishers to point their anger at a pre-determined target that has agreed to take on the burden of this therapeutic act. Similar to commercialized “rage rooms”, LootSpace owners leverage their privilege and power by providing a curated environment for diminishers to express their outrage within.

Many diminishers face the unfair spotlight of law enforcement when enacting TPD, something that can also be a significant drawback for those seeking to fight back against the system using depreciatory tactics. By utilizing the LootSafe platform, diminishers are able to appear brave and courageous to their peers while also being shielded from the legal ramifications that can often accompany this action. It also mitigates the inevitable outrage that commonly follows a robust evening of wild property diminishment, turning LootSpace owners into heroes without turning diminishers into villains.

In this way, the LootSafe platform creates a path to voluntary liberation, one that reduces negative blowback from TPD while also empowering those with privilege to loudly announce their alignment with the cause. Empty virtue signaling within the movement can have a deleterious effect, as you can only accomplish so much through a social media status or a physical sign placed in a yard to indicate solidarity. We believe the bold, fearless individuals who decide to become LootSpace participants are those who are putting their money where their heart is, creating a necessary space for TPD to arise.

Contrary to popular belief, the Evolootion will not be televised; it will be supervised. LootSafe firmly believes that all forms of TPD, or looting, should be safe and voluntary for all parties involved. We can create a safer, looted world, together.

H/T: Drew

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A MUSIC BREAK FOR YOU

THE GUESS WHO: “THESE EYES”
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IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM…….


Shamelessly stolen from Knuckledraggin’

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TODAY’S OPEN THREAD

Got something interesting?

Just feel like bitching?

Need to unload?

Have at it in the comments.

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EYE CANDY

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QUICK WIT

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ONCE AGAIN THE LEFT SIDES WITH CRIMINALS

It’s not enough that illegals are criminal just by having come here but now Clueless Joe “Bite-me, Hide-em” Biden is telling folks in his administration illegals would not get deported until they’ve committed a felony for 100 days.

IOW, they can commit all the misdemeanors they want.

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is again vowing that he will not deport any illegal aliens in his first 100 days in office until they commit a felony against an American citizen.

During an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Biden reiterated his plan to end deportations for at least 100 days, saying that only illegal aliens who commit felonies will be deported.

After the deportation freeze, Biden has said he will prioritize convicted illegal alien felonies, indicating that illegal aliens would have to commit felonies and be convicted before they are ever deported from the United States.

“There are going to be no deportations in the first 100 days of my [administration] … freeze deportations for the first 100 days and the only people who will be deported are people who committed a felony while here,” Biden said.

“I can only imagine what it’s like to see a family member deported … to me it’s all about family, beginning, middle, and end … that’s not going to happen in my administration, it’s simply not going to happen,” Biden continued.

Biden said his immigration plan includes amnesty for all 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens:

We’re going to reinstate [DACA] and then [DACA illegal aliens are] going to be part of what I’m going to send to the United States Congress is a total immigration bill to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people in the United States of America. This is … it makes no sense why we wouldn’t do that. They’re part of the reason why we’re growing.

Biden — who oversaw the deportation of thousands of illegal aliens between 2008 and 2016, but now denounces President Trump for a similar policy — has attempted to angle his national immigration plan to appease the open borders lobby that has blasted him for failing to commit to ending all deportations of illegal aliens, regardless of criminal history.

As Breitbart News has reported, research finds that deporting the 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens saves American taxpayers billions of dollars, compared to the costs they are forced to pay when illegal aliens are allowed to stay.

Deporting every illegal alien in the country would amount to a cost savings of about $622 billion over the course of a lifetime. This indicates that deporting illegal aliens is six times less costly than what it costs American taxpayers to currently subsidize the millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S.

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LEFTIST THREATS CAUSE JUDGES TO BACK DOWN

What other reason could there be for judges dropping the bail for people animals who started fires, looted, rioted, and destroyed property in the Lancaster protests defending a piece of shit who allegedly stabbed 4 people and was shot dead by cops when he charged them with a knife.

They were all niggers, wiggers and beaners.

And if you don’t think the judges were “pressured” then read this: A judge has lowered the bail for several protesters arrested in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, following criticism from Black Lives Matter activists and progressive leaders.

Judges dramatically reduced bail amounts as high as $1 million Thursday that had been set this week for several people accused of crimes during unrest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that included protests and vandalism to public buildings.

Bail for nine of 13 defendants was lowered, in several cases so they will not have to put up any money to be released, LNP reported.

Bail for two defendants was reduced from $1 million to $50,000 unsecured, clearing the way for their release pending trial.

Three other defendants received a $50,000 unsecured bail, allowing them to leave jail without putting up cash, but they are required to remain on house arrest until trial.

In other cases, defendants will still need to post bail of $25,000-$100,000, which means they may have to come up with a portion of it in cash to pay the bail bondsman.

District Court Judge Bruce Roth, who initially set the $1 million bonds, reviewed some of the bail petitions, and others were heard by Judge Dennis Reinaker.

During bail review, the court heard arguments from defense attorneys and prosecutors over each defendant’s level of culpability, as well as their family circumstances and ties to the community.

Taylor Enterline, 20: Bail reduced from $1 million to $50,000 unsecured
Kathryn Patterson, 20: From $1 million to $50,0000 unsecured
Lee Wise, 29: From $100,000 to $50,000 unsecured; is on house arrest
Dylan Davis, 28: From $1 million to $50,000 unsecured; is on house arrest
Barry Jones, 30: From $1 million to $100,000 unsecured; is on house arrest
T-Jay Fry, 28: $1 million to $25,000 cash
Talia Gessner, 18: $1 million to $50,000 cash, if released, house arrest
Yoshua Dwayne Montague, 23: From $1 million to $100,000 cash or 10%
Jamal Shariff Newman, 24: From $1 million to $100,000 cash

The charges stem from unrest over the shooting by police of Ricardo Munoz, a Lancaster man who charged cops while wielding a knife after his sister sought to have him committed for mental health treatment.

Police body camera video that was made public shows the 27-year-old Munoz brandishing the knife before the officer shot and killed him.

Munoz had been awaiting trial on allegations he stabbed four people last year.

Bodycam video shows Ricardo Munoz, 27, pictured ‘brandishing a knife over his head’ in a threatening manner. He was shot dead
Bodycam video shows Ricardo Munoz, 27, pictured ‘brandishing a knife over his head’ in a threatening manner. He was shot dead

The charging documents filed by police over the demonstrators’ actions described them all as instigators, which defendants’ family members and supporters have in some cases hotly denied.

The protests Sunday night and early Monday were followed by rioting that caused damage to Lancaster’s police headquarters and other downtown buildings. An arson fire blocked a downtown intersection.

Munoz had been out on bond, awaiting trial for allegations he stabbed four people last year, including a teenage boy who was stabbed in the face.

His sister said Munoz was mentally ill – diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia – and hadn’t been taking his medications.

She said she had called a crisis intervention organization and a police non-emergency number to get her brother involuntarily committed.

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WHAT A HYPOCRITICAL FUCK

De Boobio is going to furlough himself (and his staff of 494 employees!!) because NYC has a budget shortfall.

This is virtue signalling at its finest.

De Boobio is a multi-millionaire. He can do without a few paychecks given his house, utilities, car, car insurance, etc are all paid for by the city.

The employees?

Not so much.

They’re fucked.

The worst part? He’s the one responsible for the loss of revenue.

And you can bet his armed guards won’t be furloughed.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will furlough himself and his entire staff on Wednesday, in the midst of a $9 billion loss in revenue.

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned the NYC that he may be forced to lay off as many as 22,000 local government employees in October due to billions in sales tax and other sources of city revenue lost during the global coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, that plan was put on hold.

But the proverbial checkbook is still in the red, and last week, the embattled leader announced a new measure to try and slow the hemorrhaging funds. Mayor de Blasio will furlough himself and 494 staffers for one week — saving the city an estimated $860,000 in the process.

De Blasio blamed the federal government for a lack of aid that he believes might have otherwise prevented “tough cuts” to the city’s budget. “I couldn’t have imagined no action from Washington D.C. up to this point,” he said. “I truly believed our colleagues in Albany would have acted on long-term bargaining.”

Even so, de Blasio has no immediate plans to cut his $250,000 salary or make any other dramatic moves. “[There are] no plans for pay cuts for any New York City employees right now, whether it’s City Hall or any place else, but we never know what the future brings,” he said.

Last month, reports circulated that his wife employed six undisclosed staff members on the taxpayers’ collective dime. There was no comment as to whether these employees would join de Blasio’s staff on their break.

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TAKING BETS ON WHO HIRED/INSPIRED THEM

Two campaign staffers for the raghead from Minnesota were shot.

One died.

HMMMM!

I wonder…….

Two campaign staffers for Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s challenger, Lacy Johnson, were reportedly shot Monday in Minneapolis.

One victim, a 17-year-old man, died at the scene, MPR News reported. The other victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (RELATED: Daily Caller Reporter Robbed At Gunpoint During Minneapolis Riots)

A suspect was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the crime after a police pursuit, the Minneapolis Police Department told the Daily Caller.

“It is shocking and unnecessary acts of violence like this that prove why change is needed now more than ever in our community,” Johnson said, adding that the shooting didn’t occur during any campaign events and that they believe it has no connection to the campaign.

The two victims were standing outside of a service station Monday afternoon when they were approached and shot by the suspect or suspects, who then fled on foot, a preliminary police investigation found according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

The identities of the victims will be released in the coming days, the Minneapolis Police Department said in a press release.

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THIS IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT FOR “HEELS UP” KAMALA-TOE HARRIS

Criminals. Rapists. Perverts.

That’s why she helped promote a bail fund.

And it got a man freed who went on to sexually abuse a child.

A bail fund promoted by Sen. Kamala Harris helped a man accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl get out of jail in July, according to court documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) also helped post bail in August for a man accused of assaulting a 71-year-old woman as he burglarized her home, court documents show. One week after his release the man was found to be in violation of his bail. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office told the DCNF on Wednesday there is still an active felony warrant out for that man’s arrest.

Court documents reviewed by the DCNF reveal that the bail fund also provided support in June to a man who allegedly stomped on and robbed a victim on the streets of Minneapolis on May 25, the same day George Floyd died while in police custody.

During the nationwide wave of protests and riots following Floyd’s death, Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, called on her followers to donate to the MFF in a June 1 tweet. The California senator said contributions to the fund would “help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota” against Floyd’s death.

The fundraising page Harris linked to in her tweet, which contains her picture and the slogan of her former presidential campaign, was still actively accepting donations as of Wednesday. (RELATED: Kamala Harris Continues To Support Group That Bails Out Suspected Violent Criminals)

Harris’s continued support of the bail fund comes despite Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s condemnation of violence in August.

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OF COURSE!! RIGHT NOW! NOT THREE YEARS OR 22 YEARS AGO

Woman Cunt is accusing Trump of sexual misconduct in 1997.

Sure gotta wonder about the timing.

And I’d be wanting a peek into her bank records.

A former model has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the US Open tennis championship 23 years ago.

Amy Dorris, 48, who lives in Florida, said she felt ‘sick’ and ‘violated’ after the alleged assault in Trump’s VIP box at the tournament in New York on September 5, 1997.

Trump denies the claim.

In an interview with The Guardian, Dorris alleges that Trump forced his tongue down her throat and held her in a ‘tentacle’-like grip that she could not escape from.

‘He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off,’ Dorris said. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything.

‘I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it. I don’t know what you call that when you’re sticking your tongue just down someone’s throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I was pushing it. And I think I might have hurt his tongue.’

Trump’s lawyers have denied ‘in the strongest possible terms’ that the president ever harassed, abused or behaved improperly towards Dorris.

The president’s lawyers told the Guardian that there would have been numerous witnesses to any sexual misconduct in the VIP box.

They also claim that Dorris’s ex-boyfriend Jason Binn has told them he has no recollection of Dorris making any such claims at the time.

Dorris, who lived in Boca Raton at the time and regularly went to Miami for modelling and acting work, says she was introduced to Trump in 1997 by Binn, who knew the real estate tycoon and later described him as his ‘best friend’.

She claims that she was taken to meet the future president at Trump Tower before the three of them went to the US Open at Flushing Meadows in NYC.

Dorris, then aged 24, alleges that Trump ‘came on very strong right away’ despite the fact that her boyfriend was sitting with her.

According to her account, she returned from a trip to the bathroom to find Trump forcing himself on her – saying she felt like she was suffocating in his ‘octopus’-like grip.

She alleges that Trump continued to assault her despite her pleading with him to ‘get away’, claiming that the tycoon ‘didn’t care’.

The former model says she felt ‘violated’, but also felt pressured to act normally and continue chatting to guests after the alleged assault.

Dorris says she returned to Trump’s VIP box the following day, claiming that Trump continued to pursue her but did not assault her again.

Other guests in the box are said to have included the actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the illusionist David Blaine.

Dorris says she was in Trump’s presence again two days later at a memorial service for Gianni Versace, the fashion designer shot dead a few weeks earlier.

During her stay in New York, she claims, Trump tried to give the impression that they were a couple. On one occasion they were pictured signing autographs.

Binn, who has not commented on his ex-girlfriend’s claims, is the founder of luxury lifestyle magazines including DuJour magazine.

Trump was pictured watching that year’s US Open with his ex-wife Ivana as well as Dorris, Binn and other guests at the tennis grounds in Queens.

At the time of the alleged assault, Trump was 51 and married to his second wife Marla Maples, whom he married in 1993 and divorced in 1999.

Dorris, who is now a mother to twin daughters, says she considered speaking out in 2016 when numerous women accused Trump of sexual assault in the weeks before the presidential election but was concerned about the harm to her family.

‘Now I feel like my girls are about to turn 13 years old and I want them to know that you don’t let anybody do anything to you that you don’t want,’ she said.

Trump denied all the claims, alleging that his accusers had fabricated their stories in order to damage his campaign.

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HAVE EVERY ONE OF THESE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE PUT IN STOCKS FOR 72 HOURS

Then lay in a supply of rotten fruit and vegetables for the community to throw at them.

Film it.

Then horse whip them.

Then fire the fuckers.

Old lady almost loses her home for SIX CENTS IN BACK TAXES!!!

SIX CENTS!!!!

And no one in the tax offices had a dime to fix this?

New Jersey.

The city truly nickeled and dimed her.

An 89-year-old New Jersey woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease nearly lost her home because of a measly 6 cents she owed in back taxes.

The tiny debt, which she neglected to pay on her 2019 taxes, then accrued to more than $300 in interest by last week — prompting officials in Ocean Township put Glen Kristi Goldenthal’s home up for sale on Sept. 9, NBC New York reported.

“Shame on anybody who can’t think far outside the box enough to come up with six cents in an office full of people. You can’t pull a dime out of your pocket?” Goldenthal’s infuriated daughter, Lisa Suhay, told the station. Suhay only found out about the 6 cents which started the whole ordeal the day her mother’s house was put up for sale.

“She’s called me dozens of times in the last 24 hours, [asking] ‘Is my house gonna be OK? Do I have to pack? Where am I gonna go, live?’”

Goldenthal received at least one warning call from a tax collector but Suhay, of Virginia, says her mom is forgetful due to her condition — and that even the official who phoned could tell she needed help.

“Apparently the tax collector called her because when I talked to him, he said he realized there was something wrong, that she didn’t understand,” said Suhay. “[I said] I’m sorry, you’re selling my mother’s house today because she owes you six cents. He said yeah, it’s amazing how these things snowball…I was like, ‘It’s six cents!’”

In a desperate attempt to save her mother’s home, Suhay called the Monmouth County township’s office, including Mayor Christopher Siciliano.

Siciliano later apologized for the situation.

“Naturally it’s really embarrassing the town would put someone’s home up for sale over six cents,” he said. “It’s silly.”

Suhay paid off her mom’s debt and the house was taken off the market — but she’s still fuming.

“How many people during a pandemic, or any other time, are being victimized by this greedy broken system?” Suhay said.

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FIRE THE BITCH!

Professor tells class not to vote for Trump:

Check out what she teaches.

If this doesn’t nail the stereotype I don’t know what will.

We really need to stop allowing women to vote.

A women’s studies professor is under investigation over a video of her urging students during an online class to not vote for President Donald Trump in November, the College Fix reported.

The faculty member in question is reportedly Janet Gulla, an adjunct assistant professor of women’s studies at Suffolk County Community College in New York, the outlet revealed, citing Newsday.

In the video, the professor — speaking about Trump — said, “He’s had four freaking years of a chance, and he’s done a crap job, and he’s really ruining our country.

“Many of you this may be the first time that you’re voting,” she added. “I’m sorry it’s such a contentious situation that you’re being thrusted [sic] into. If any of you do still think Trump … is a good person, I beg you to not only go into your heart’s center and think about this a little more, pull up all the stuff that he’s been doing to our country, taking away so many of our rights. He’s trying to turn this into more of a … dictatorship…”

Gulla’s school bio indicates she teaches “Sexism and the Humanities” and “Women’s Health in the 21st Century” and that her specialties are “women and medicine, women’s health issues; alternative and complimentary medicine (e.g. hypnosis, reflexology, energy healing).”

What did the school have to say?

Drew Biondo — the school’s director of communications — told the College Fix Tuesday that officials are “aware of a video posted to Facebook allegedly containing 45 seconds of audio from a 1 hour and 15-minute online class.”

“Pending an investigation of the content and context of that video, we have reassigned the faculty member involved in the video,” Biondo added to the outlet. “Suffolk County Community College encourages any open and diverse discussion and exchange of ideas. The college does not, however, condone electioneering by faculty in the classroom.”

The College Fix said Gulla couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

More from the outlet:

Newsday reports the “selfie-video shows a student’s face and the audio is allegedly of a professor during a live virtual class. The student’s father, Anthony Salvatore, posted the video Wednesday night on his Facebook,” adding that “Salvatore took issue with the professor urging students not to vote for Trump.”

“This is … not what we are paying to send our kids to school for,” the father reportedly posted on Facebook. “You have no business telling these kids who to vote for and we will be calling the school tomorrow!!! You should be terminated on the spot!!!”

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AND WE GET STUCK WITH THE FUCKING BILL

Insurance companies will have to dish out up to $2 BILLION for damages by the #BurnLootMurder protesters.

But since the protests were “mostly peaceful” then maybe this expense is “mostly cheap.”

Insurance companies could pay up to $2 billion in claims stemming from riots sparked by the police killing of George Floyd — making them the most expensive in US history, a new report says.

The record-setting insured losses piled up as the demonstrations sometimes devolved into looting, arson and vandalism in 20 states across the country from May 26 to June 8, Axios reported Wednesday, citing figures from the Insurance Information Institute.

“It’s not just happening in one city or state — it’s all over the country,” Loretta L. Worters, a spokeswoman for the industry group, told Axios. “And this is still happening, so the losses could be significantly more.”

The cost of the damage will likely surpass that of the 1992 Los Angeles riots following the acquittal of the cops that beat Rodney King. That violence led to $775 million in insured losses at the time, or more than $1.4 billion in today’s dollars, according to the institute known as Triple-I.

The violence sparked by Minneapolis cops’ killing of Floyd was the first “multi-state catastrophe event” ever declared for civil disorder by claim-tracking company Property Claim Services, Triple-I has said.

Past civil catastrophes — events that caused at least $25 million in insured losses — unfolded in individual cities, such as the 1967 Detroit riots or the 1977 New York City blackout, according to the group, which noted that standard business-owner and homeowner insurance policies cover riot-related damages.

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CHRIS ROCK SCHOOLS DEMOCRATS

Lovely:

Actor-comedian Chris Rock Says we’re living in an America where “mentally handicapped” people “beat” black people down and he insists that the election of Barack Obama was good for white people but not black Americans.

In an extensive interview with the New York Times, the Fargo star spoke about the coronavirus pandemic, his family, his latest dramatic role, and politics, and racism. The Times asked if he thought thought race relations have gotten any better in America.

“[Racism is] real. It’s not going away,” Rock told the paper. The actor and standup comedy icon went on to insist that Barack Obama’s election to the White House was great for white people in America but not necessarily great for black people. “I said this before, but Obama becoming the president, it’s progress for white people. It’s not progress for Black people. It’s the Jackie Robinson thing. It’s written like he broke a barrier, as if there weren’t Black people that could play before him. And that’s how white people have learned about racism. They think, when these people work hard enough, they’ll be like Jackie.”

But Rock says there is a “real” narrative that people refuse to learn.

“And the real narrative should be that these people, the Black people, are being abused by a group of people that are mentally handicapped. And we’re trying to get them past their mental handicaps to see that all people are equal,” Rock said.

“Humanity isn’t progress,” Rock continued, “it’s only progress for the person that’s taking your humanity. If a woman’s in an abusive relationship and her husband stops beating her, you wouldn’t say she’s made progress, right? But that’s what we do with Black people. We’re constantly told that we’re making progress. The relationship we’re in — the arranged marriage that we’re in — it’s that we’re getting beat less.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Chris Rock called out Democratic party leaders, saying they “let the pandemic come in” while they pursued a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.

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QUITE THE DISCOVERY

Reindeer herder herders find a complete Ice-Age cave bear.

Reindeer herders in northeastern Russia discovered the preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear in a discovery that Russian scientists said was of “world importance” in a statement Monday.

Scientists at the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, Russia, said the preserved bear carcass was found on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island in the Lyakhovsky Islands archipelago. Local reindeer herders transferred the carcass to NEFU after its discovery, CNN reported.

The bear was preserved so completely that even its nose and teeth were intact, the statement said. The bear could be seen bearing its teeth according to photographs released by the university.

“Today this is the first and only find of its kind — a whole bear carcass with soft tissues,” said NEFU scientist Lena Grigorieva. “It is completely preserved, with all internal organs in place including even its nose. Previously, only skulls and bones were found. This find is of great importance for the whole world.”

Maxim Cheprasov, a senior researcher from the Mammoth Museum laboratory in Yakutsk, added in a statement that radiocarbon analysis would be conducted to determine the exact age of the bear. But a preliminary analysis determined that the bear lived between 22,000 and 39,500 years ago, USA Today reported.

The team of scientists determined that the cave bear belonged to the Ursus spelaeus, a species of prehistoric bears that lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene period and went extinct roughly 15,000 years ago, according to CNN.

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CAN’T GET EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE

Porn star, 24, leaves the industry.

Dies in her sleep.

Yeah! Right!

Betcha her parents are truly proud of her life choices.

Former adult film actress Zoe Parker has died in her sleep at the age of 24, her fiance has announced.

Her death came just months after she quit the porn industry, and she had recently got engaged and moved back to her native Texas to start a new life.

A cause of death has not yet been announced.

‘We are sad to report that Zoe Parker passed away in her sleep on September 12th at around 2 am,’ fiancé Jay Campbell wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to cover funeral expenses.

As of early Monday afternoon, the GoFundMe campaign was not taking donations.

Her fiance, Jay Campbell of Weatherford, Texas, wrote: ‘She had started doing great and recently announced her engagement and by all accounts seemed truly happy for the first time in her life.’

Campbell wrote: ‘After leaving the adult industry, Zoe Parker moved back home to Texas to be near her family to start a new life.

‘She had started doing great and recently announced her engagement and by all accounts seemed truly happy for the first time in her life.’

Family and friends were stunned at her sudden death, with one insider telling industry news blog MikeSouth.com: ‘I spoke to Zoe Parker just last night. I still can’t even believe she’s gone.

‘It doesn’t even seem possible. She was so happy with her new life back in Texas.

‘As you can imagine, her fiancé is utterly devastated. Zoe loved him so much.’

She moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to pursue adult film acting full time, according to Adult Video News.

Parker has appeared in more than 100 films. In 2017, she was nominated for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene at the AVN Awards for her appearance in Valentine’s Day Surprise.

‘Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Zoe Parker. We’re sending our strength and love to her family, loved ones, and fans,’ the Adult Performers Guild, the union representing adult film actors, tweeted.

Sarah Vandella, a colleague in the porn industry, tweeted: ‘Very saddened by this I was on set with Zoe a few times my heart goes out to her and her family.’

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WHEN CARTOONS TELL STORIES

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AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU DON’T LIVE THERE?

Refuse to wear a mask and you get set to the grave digging detail.

East Java.

They’re ragheads so I don’t care.

Face mask rebels in east Java have been ordered to dig graves for coronavirus victims as punishment.

Eight people who refused to wear face masks in Gresik regency were made to dig graves at a public cemetery in Ngabetan village.

The people being punished did not participate in funeral services but two were assigned to dig each grave.

Cerme district head Suyono said: ‘There are only three available grave diggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work with them.

‘Hopefully this can create a deterrent against further violations,’ he told Tribun News on Wednesday.

The number of Covid-19 cases is continuing to rise in Cerme, prompting the village to strengthen safety measures.

Residents who ignore the new protocols are subject to fines or community service as punishment by law.

Indonesia saw its coronavirus case count rise by 3,636 yesterday, taking its total number of cases to since the pandemic began up to 218,382.

Jakarta has seen the highest number of cases since the pandemic began at 54,220, while east Java has seen 38,088.

The country’s death toll stands at 8,723 but true numbers of infected and deceased are estimated to be significantly higher due to a comparative lack of testing in the country.

Nadi bin Eji, who works in at one of the two cemeteries in Jakarta where coronavirus victims are buried said 2,600 burials have taken place in eight new plots since the beginning of pandemic.

The Pondok Ranggon cemetery told ABC: ‘Last week we buried 201 people with COVID protocols.’

He on burials from 7am until almost midnight for the last week and said he feels ‘worried’ his neighbours think he could spread coronavirus to the wider community.

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EMPTYING THE IMAGES FOLDER…..

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ON TWO STORIES THE KEPT-WHORES AND NEVER TRUMPERS HOPED THEY’D “GET HIM”

First one’s self-explanatory.

The second one’s where you need to ask yourself: “Just what, exactly, did Winston Churchill do when he KNEW London was going to get bombed but said nothing? And why did he do it?”

Then compare/contrast how the Kept-Whores do reach-arounds on one another when they blow stories up out of proportion and lie to the American people.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM…….


Shamelessly stolen from Knuckledraggin’

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TODAY’S OPEN THREAD

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