Archive for September 8th, 2021

September 8th, 2021 - 8:53 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Politics

Rumors about U.S. military gear in Taliban hands are greatly exaggerated

Trump claims the U.S. left $83 billion of military equipment in Afghanistan.  That’s the total U.S. military aid to the Afghan government over the 20 years of American involvement. Only $18 billion of that was equipment. The rest went for paying Afghan soldiers and contractors; buying uniform[...]

September 8th, 2021 - 6:32 pm § in Law and Courts

Update: City agrees to pay $3 million in brutal arrest of elderly woman

“On June 26, 2020, a Loveland, Colorado cop violently arrested a frail, elderly, confused woman, breaking her bones,” I posted here on April 17, 2021, continuing, “Karen Garner, 73, who suffers from dementia, had wandered away from her family to a nearby Walmart store, picked up $13.88 of mer[...]

September 8th, 2021 - 5:59 pm § in Biden, Politics

Biden purges Trumpers from military academy boards

The military academies have advisory boards that include presidential appointees and members of Congress. They have an oversight function and provide “advice and recommendations” to the president (view description on West Point’s website here). Before leaving office, Trump stashed [...]

September 8th, 2021 - 2:23 pm § in Environment

What do Canadians protest most?

Not racism, police brutality, or elections. Logging. “A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history,” with hundreds of protesters arrested, the Guardian reported on Wednesday, September 8, 20[...]

September 8th, 2021 - 2:01 pm § in Law and Courts

L.A. police told to collect everybody’s social media info

“The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) has directed its officers to collect the social media information of every civilian they interview, including individuals who are not arrested or accused of a crime,” the Guardian reported on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 (read story here). Eh wha[...]