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This Will Drive Crime Down.

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Criminals are shaking in their boots in the United Kingdom these days.

Police are replacing patrol cars with “hate crime cars” to encourage people to report incidents such as social media comments.

Deputy Chief Constable Julie Cooke said that the cars painted with the police insignia and rainbow designs are now “part of our vehicle fleet” and will be driven daily by officers on patrol.

However, critics have said that forces should instead focus on policing “real” issues such as knife crime and rape, with the latest figures showing poor prosecution rates.

Ms Cooke, the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC) lead on LGBT issues, released a video on its Instagram account explaining why police have rainbow vehicles.

Describing them as “hate crime cars”, she said that forces are “always replacing vehicles” and they get the police insignia and “there will normally be then something added on that is to do with the rainbow side of things”.

If you notice, there is a link from the cited article on “showing poor prosecution rates.”

Here’s what that link says:
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Robot Parkour.

We’ve featured robots from Boston Labs before and they are back this time running a bit of a parkour course.

Parkour is the perfect sandbox for the Atlas team at Boston Dynamics to experiment with new behaviors. In this video our humanoid robots demonstrate their whole-body athletics, maintaining its balance through a variety of rapidly changing, high-energy activities. Through jumps, balance beams, and vaults, we demonstrate how we push Atlas to its limits to discover the next generation of mobility, perception, and athletic intelligence.

A peak behind the scenes of this is below the fold.
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A Postage Stamp Is Not A Poll Tax.

Georgia, like many other states, has concerns about mail in ballots used during elections. Georgia law allows people to vote by mail using an absentee ballot by three ways:

Those voters can choose to return their ballots directly to the county election office, deposit them into a ballot drop box, or mail them to the county election office.

That is, of course, in addition to the traditional method of voting by going to the polls on election day, or taking advantage of early voting.

A group called Black Voters Matter Fund, LLC, as well as individuals Penelope Reid, and Megan Gordon decided the myriad of ways people could vote needed to be struck down and sued the State of Georgia claiming the postage stamp one must put on the ballot to mail it was a “poll tax” and a violation of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment:

The Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1964, provides: The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

A District Court dismissed the suit and now the Eleventh Circuit has backed up the lower court.
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The Politics Of COVID.

Candace Owens is one of left’s worst nightmares.

She’s black, attractive, well spoken, intelligent and has the ability to cut through leftist arguments.

Owens is also an anti-COVID vaccine advocate. We don’t think that is a smart choice as there may be legitimate reasons that one feels uncomfortable getting vaccinated now, but blanket statements in regard to changing developments and data is not a good thing in our opinion.

As part of her job, Owens flies and goes to different venues which as an unvaccinated person, requires a COVID test.

Owens scheduled a test and then the owner of the company sent her an email saying they would not do the test:
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The Conkling Letter.

Abraham Lincoln and James Conkling

In the summer of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln received an invitation to speak at a Republican rally on September 3, 1863 in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

The convention was being held in part as a response to a previous gathering of “Peace Democrats” in the state. The Democrats, known as “Copperheads,” thought the Civil War to be unConstitutional and too costly in terms of dollars and men. Long lists of casualties printed in local papers after battles such as Antietam (22,717), Chancellorsville (30,500), Shiloh (23,746), Vicksburg (37,273) and the recent battle of Gettysburg (51,118) plus other battles gave the Copperheads more ammunition to garner public support to end the Civil War, let the Southern States (and any other state) secede and let the institution of slavery to continue. In the minds of the Copperheads, neither the Union of the United States of America or “negroes” were worth fighting for, much less dying for.

In the Republican party, there was a small division of those who thought fighting to preserve the Union was good and noble, but a much smaller minority also held the view that “negroes” and the abolition of slavery was not worth the terrible cost of blood.
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The CDC. Part Two.

Hallelujah!

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has COVID under control, and all is well.

We missed that memo too, but it must be the case.

After all, with nothing else important going on like COVID, the CDC has issued a guide on “inclusive communication.”

You read that right: “inclusive communication.”

The guide includes admonitions and encouragement on terms people and professionals should use in order to foster ‘an ongoing shift toward non-stigmatizing language.’

‘Long-standing systemic social and health inequities … have put some population groups at increased risk of getting sick, having overall poor health, and having worse outcomes when they do get sick,’ the guide reads.
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Palm Bay Wants To Send Money To People Affected By A Disaster. Just Not In The US.

As we noted several weeks ago, Councilman Felix of the Palm Bay City Council wants to send money to Haiti in order to help with the relief efforts following an earthquake there.

Tonight at a special meeting at 6 PM, the City Council will take up the idea of sending $5,500 of taxpayer dollars to Haiti.


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The CDC. Part One.

The US Center for Disease Control, the CDC, is often the “go to” source for policy guidance.

As we have seen over the past few years, the CDC has been less than truthful and statements from the agency have been based on bad or non-existent data.

The problem is that as the impact of COVID grew, the CDC took on a role of that of the legislative branch and seems to think that it can make and enforce laws.

The first and second instance of this was the eviction moratorium the CDC issued. The CDC initially issued an eviction moratorium which the Supreme Court said had to end in July. The CDC then issued another moratorium which the Supreme Court overturned effectively saying, “we’ve been down this path before. It was wrong then and it is wrong now.” The Court overturned that moratorium saying:
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