Archive for December 22nd, 2021

December 22nd, 2021 - 11:07 pm § in Environment

Ruining our national parks

Many of America’s most magnificent tracts of real estate are preserved as national parks and monuments. The crowds have never been bigger. The Covid-19 pandemic drove people denied admittance to theaters, stadiums, and shows into the Great Outdoors. It’s not pretty. “The hey-let’[...]

December 22nd, 2021 - 10:38 pm § in Science

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She was found in 2019 on Fernandina Island in the Galapagos. No one had seen a Fernandina giant tortoise since 1906. They were written off as extinct. But here she is. Get a load of her! Scientists say “footprints and poop” suggest there’s two tortoises on the island. They hope to[...]

December 22nd, 2021 - 10:17 pm § in Misc.

What if you called the cops and a biker came?

FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT IS RIDDLED WITH KLANSMEN AND BIKERS A KKK member in Florida was an FBI informant. He attended meetings, participated in cross burnings, and “even helped plan the murder of a Black man.” He exposed Klan members “working as law enforcement officers in Florida [...]

December 22nd, 2021 - 9:29 pm § in America, China

A reminder that Hong Kong’s freedom is gone

     The “Pillar of Shame,” 26 feet high, had stood on the University of Hong Kong grounds since 1997 “as a memorial to the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.”      The sculpture by Danish artist Jens Galschiøt included an inscription that said, “The [...]

December 22nd, 2021 - 6:25 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

They’re always sorry later

     Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC; photo left, bio here) “regrets voting against certifying two states’ electoral votes” after the Capitol riot, Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (read story here).      “In retrospect I should have voted to certify, because Presid[...]