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I’ve been running into some ‘issues’ on the site. If you’ve ever been in computer or technology hell, it seems I’m here on an extended stay. Things appear to be stable, but I’ll be bringing things back slowly as I search for conflicts. 
 – David

ETA: The posts from last week won’t be uploaded ’til later.

"In the 1950s, Disney removed a scene where Mickey tugs on the tails of the baby pigs, picks up the mother and kicks them off her teats, and plays her like a accordion, since television distributors deemed it inappropriate." - (Wikipedia)

"The suspect - identified as Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam - is accused of leading a criminal organization that abducts, extorts and murders East African migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya, the France-based police agency said in an online statement."

"The teacher — a woman in her 30s — suffered life-threatening injuries. Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew told reporters that her condition had improved somewhat by late afternoon."

"At least 19 suspected gang members and 10 military personnel died during violent clashes in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, after authorities arrested Guzmán, along with 21 others. No civilian deaths or injuries were reported."

“Whether it was a careless and sloppy handling of records or a deliberate disregard of decorum, either scenario is a perfunctory and callous display of government and a frightening reminder of the current state in Washington,”

“The western occupation of Afghanistan is truly an odious moment in human history and comments by Prince Harry is a microcosm of the trauma experienced by Afghans at the hands of occupation forces whom murdered innocents without any accountability,”

"According to a new report from the Chicago School District’s Office of the Inspector General, over 600 'adult-on-student' misconduct allegations were filed with its office, and the office has substantiated more than half of them."

"State prosecutors in Chihuahua said the head of the Juarez prison had been dismissed and was under investigation alongside others."

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I've removed the embedded videos on some of the pages. Having the videos embedded meant that they had to make a round trip (usually to YouTube) before the pages would load. The site was slowed down considerably.  I'll still be adding videos (as seen by the 2 videos preceding this post) just not embedding them into the main pages.  - David

"The resulting behemoth, still being built today, is a public-private consortium made up of U.S. intelligence agencies, Big Tech companies, civil society institutions, and major media organizations that has become the world’s most powerful spy service—one that was powerful enough to disappear the former president of the United States from public life, and that is now powerful enough to do the same or worse to anyone else it chooses."

"Eleven people conspired in the plot, including soldiers and a human rights activist, said Aziz Mahamat Saleh on Thursday."

The Tom Lehrer Wisdom Channel - The recording is from Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 1967. - Duration: 3 minutes

Pres. Joe Biden sits down with Dylan Mulvaney to discuss trans rights as part of 'NowThis' presidential forum. - Duration: Six and a half minutes

"We are beginning to wake up from a nightmare to a country we no longer recognize, and from a coup we never knew."

“Shortly after lunch was served and the lights were switched off, another passenger walked to my seat, completely inebriated. He unzipped his pants, relieved himself and continued to expose me to his private parts,”

"If Hamline won't listen to free speech advocates or faculty across the country, they'll have to listen to their accreditor,"

"Here are the demands made of me with regard to my re-education. I have formally indicated my refusal to comply"

"In fact, Biden's incessant vacationing outpaces virtually every other president in modern history. And it's not just vacations; Biden has also done far fewer press conferences and interviews than any of his immediate predecessors. Biden says he can't visit the southern border because there are 'more important things going on.' Like a vacation?"

"The insulting and indecent act of a French publication in publishing cartoons against the religious and political authority will not go without an effective and decisive response, We will not allow the French government to go beyond its bounds. They have definitely chosen the wrong path,"

"It's transactional, they say the quiet part out loud; Coke will give — in this case the NAACP — millions of dollars for the NAACP to call opponents — in this case parents who are concerned about their kids ingesting 100 times more sugar than they did 100 years ago — to call them racist and shut down debate,"

"More than 2.4 million people watch 'The View' every day — and are less informed for it every day."

“By 2020, Twitter was struggling with the problem of public and private agencies bypassing them and going straight to the media with lists of suspect accounts,”

"Under the proposed new rules, H-1B application fees for skilled workers will jump from $60 to $780, fees for non-agricultural workers will jump from $460 to $1080 and fees for green card applicants will jump from $1,140 to $1,540, USCIS"

"Revelers on Hongdaoyuan Square in Henan's Luyi County 'deliberately vandalized a police car ... causing chaos at the scene,' police said in a statement on the standoff, which it said took place at around 11.00 p.m. local time on Jan. 2. Six people were arrested."

"In Tuesday’s installment of the ongoing 'Twitter Files,' independent journalist Matt Taibbi posted a Nov. 20, 2020, email regarding a request from the California Democrat’s office to suppress free speech on the social media platform."

"'Look, the Secret Service are never up here. It didn’t happen,' Biden reportedly said while pointing out the location of the alleged attack on the second floor of the White House."

"Like dozens of other mail carriers, the postal worker robbed on Friday was targeted for her “arrow key,” a US Postal Service universal master key that opens collection boxes, parcel lockers, mailbox panels, and apartment building mailroom boxes."

"Court documents show that in 2020, Robinson was working as a salesperson for a company that connects shippers with trucking companies. Instead of having customers make payments to the company, Love-Robinson would have them send the money to accounts he controlled."

"We are willing to improve communication with the world, but … we are firmly opposed to attempts to manipulate the epidemic prevention and control measures for political purposes, and will take corresponding measures in different situations according to the principle of reciprocity."

"But now the panel acknowledges it “cannot ensure enforcement of the commitment to maintain the confidentiality of the identity of the witnesses” because it will no longer exercise control over interview transcripts after it is dissolved, according to a December 30 letter."

"He said government lawyers first admitted in court to having at least 400 pages of 'potentially relevant' documents – but are now trying to get away with saying they can 'neither confirm nor deny' the existence of any records that match his request."

"The couple says when police got them down to the homicide unit, they tried to turn them against each other. 'He said, 'Well your wife already told me. You might as well go ahead and tell me why you did it,' Tovar said. '(I said,) I know my wife didn't tell you nothing because there's nothing to tell.' Esparza says when she told the detective what she recalled from that night, 'he came back and said, ‘You’re lying.’”

"Big government is squelching speech and protecting Democrats and the cultural hegemony of the Left by planting their former employees in all the tech platforms."

"Days after the AG’s filing of the lawsuit — on New Year’s Eve — George was removed from her post. Local news outlets in the Virgin Islands reported that the attorney general had not informed the territory’s Gov. Albert Bryan about her impending enforcement action."