“The word police” isn’t such a joke line anymore.
“The people in charge believe they have found a loophole. They have outsourced policing speech to private companies, who can claim to be enforcing terms of service as private companies. Under the current arrangements, FaceBorg can ban any mention of the country Niger, even though it is perfectly legal to yell ‘Niger!’ in a crowded theater.”
The Z Man
Alone on the wall, freestyle soloist Alex Hunnold, climbed 3,000 feet up El Capitan’s shear wall without ropes or safety gear—just fingertips and sticky-shoed toes—in four minutes shy of four hours.
He says he’s accepted death, so isn’t overly bothered by fear. But he carries a bag of chalk dust to dry the perspiration off his hands. Well, I guess.
Via Alpinist Magazine
MEMRI, an outfit which translates the Arab world to show us their true attitudes behind the platitudes our pols and the dictator’s club hand us, occasionally hits the jackpot. As they did here. Watch these talk show clowns throw coffee and punches. You’ll see why Israel has so little hope of ever making peace with them.
To paraphrase an old Irish Republican Army toast:
Up a long ladder
And down a short [rope]
To hell with Queen Hillary
And all of her hope
If that don’t work
We’ll jail her ass
and send her to hell
with all of her class.
Via Israeli friend David Ramati
Great vote-for-Trump campaign video answer to Hollyweird’s Hildafelon pusher
As anti-Semitism becomes more prevalent and vicious at U.S. colleges and universities it’s easy to see it everywhere even when it isnt there. Thus you have to wonder about the SpaceX explosion yesterday in Florida.
That Falcon 9 that blew up on the pad, supposedly running an engine test of some sort, despite its payload already being in place atop the stack, destroyed an Israeli-made satellite belonging to Facebook. The sat was intended to improve Internet reception via smartphones in rural Africa.
The Times of Israel, whose initial reports carried no hint of terrorism, said the loss of the $200 million sat would be a major blow to the country’s space industries. Facebook merely vowed to soldier on.
UPDATE: Here’s an early, conspiracy-theory explanation. The Falcon 9 suffered a drone attack. The official investigation is going to take lots of time.
At the RNC, anyhow. All a pol (or a conservative talk radio star) had to do was extend their arm to point at the crowd and the gesture became a Nazi salute.
Mrs. T. gets charged with plagiarism and then the opposition starts seeing Nazi salutes. This how Democrats do it. Anything to change the subject. Will it work? Wait and see.