Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol ends its long ride

Farewell, Mounted Patrol


After a long history with the Police Bureau, the Mounted Patrol has been disbanded. The patrol plans a sendoff for the horses. The officers will be reassigned. The unit was cut when money was not allocated from the city budget to continue it as of July 1, 2017.










Friday, June 23, 2017

Scientists study swarm of Yellowstone earthquakes

Seismologists are studying a swarm of 500-plus earthquakes that have rattled the Yellowstone Park area since June 12.

Most are centered 8 miles north-northeast of West Yellowstone.  That is just a few miles east of the Hebgen Lake Basin, the site of the historic 1959 quake.  That one measured 7.3 on the Richter scale, killed 28 people and created Quake Lake, near the Gallatin National Forest.

Mike Stickney, of the Earthquake Studies office at Montana Tech, said earthquake swarms are normal in Yellowstone.  He says many are smaller.  When we checked we found dozens that measured under 2.0 on the Richter scale.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What Los Angeles People Really Think of L.A. as a Sanctuary City

Trump supporters take over Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Meeting on immigration, illegal aliens, and Sanctuary City status.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hollywood, Chris Evans, and 'Virtue signalling'

Virtue signalling:

"Virtue signalling is the conspicuous expression of moral values by an individual done primarily with the intent of enhancing that person's standing within a social group. The term was first used in signalling theory, to describe any behavior that could be used to signal virtue – especially piety among the political or religious faithful. Since 2015, the term has become more commonly used as a pejorative characterization by commentators to criticize what they regard as the platitudinous, empty, or superficial support of certain political views on social media; and also used within groups to criticize their own members for valuing outward appearance over substantive action." - Wikipedia


Monday, April 17, 2017

US Tests Highly-Accurate Nuclear Gravity Bomb

Scientists say they have successfully carried out an initial test flight for an improved version of a nuclear bomb that has been in the U.S. arsenal for decades, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

Sandia National Laboratories conducted a test last month to assess the non-nuclear capabilities of the B61-12, the report said. As part of the test, an F-16 dropped an inert version of the weapon over a Nevada desert.

"It's great to see things all come together: the weapon design, the test preparation, the aircraft, the range and the people who made it happen," said Anna Schauer, the director of the lab’s Stockpile Resource Center.


ZeroHedge:

"In a well-timed statement, just as tensions over North Korea's nuclear program and potential US airstrikes run wild, the NNSA said that in conjunction with the US Air Force, it had completed the first qualification flight test of B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb on March 14 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada."





In the press release, the NNSA said that the "non-nuclear assembly test" was dropped from an F-16 based at Nellis Air Force Base and was intended to evaluate "both the weapon’s non-nuclear functions as well as the aircraft’s capability to deliver the weapon."

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Politicians Around the US Move to Make Protesting Illegal




Indiana passed a bill on Wednesday that authorizes police officers to shut down highway protesting “by any means necessary.” S.B. 285, as it is known, obliges a public official to dispatch all available officers within 15 minutes of discovering any assembly of 10 or more people who are obstructing vehicle traffic.
The bill then authorizes the responding officers to clear roads “by any means necessary.”

Critics are calling it the “Block Traffic and You Die” bill, an apt name for a bill that has co-opted the phrase “any means necessary,” used famously in speech delivered by Malcolm X during the Civil Rights movement, turning it into a threat against government dissent (with no apparent awareness of the irony).


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Governor Deploys National Guard in Charlotte, NC

The governor of North Carolina declares a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after a second night of protests over a police shooting.