Archive for October 29th, 2021

October 29th, 2021 - 8:30 pm § in Law and Courts

Rogue sheriff has cost taxpayers over $100 million

Legal settlements from Joe Arpaio’s reign of rogueness are still flying out the door. The latest is a $3.1 million payment to a Phoenix restaurant owner for raiding his business. Previous settlements have been for things like “jail deaths, failed investigations of … political enemi[...]

October 29th, 2021 - 7:25 pm § in Misc.

The Un-News: What didn’t happen the week of 10/29/21

Dr. Anthony Fauci didn’t oversee gruesome monkey experiments. The government didn’t pay higher allowances to newly-arrived refugees than to Social Security retirees. Japan didn’t stop vaccinating its population, distribute ivermectin instead, or eradicate Covid-19. More than a doze[...]

October 29th, 2021 - 2:42 pm § in Misc.

Facebook’s renaming fiasco

When FACEBOOK decided to call itself META, it obviously had in mind “metaverse,” a computing term. But … In Hebrew, “meta” means “dead.”  Oops. Story here. Editor’s note: They could fix this by adding one letter: “Metav” instead of R[...]

October 29th, 2021 - 2:21 pm § in Misc.

Slavery in ICE detention facilities

Until two days ago, immigrants in a Washington state ICE detention facility were forced to work for $1 by the private contractor who runs the prison-like facility. These immigrants haven’t been charged or convicted of crimes, but they’re confined while the government determines their imm[...]