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Those Danged “Domestic Terrorists.”

Those danged “domestic terrorists” (also known as parents) are at it again.

In Orange County, North Carolina, the School Board removed from their meeting anyone who spoke in non-agenda items.

RALEIGH — At the direction of the Orange County Public Schools board of education chair, parents and members of the public were ejected from the Oct. 11 board meeting by Orange County sheriffs’ deputies.

The reason? Apparently speaking about concerns and topics that were not on the meeting agenda.

Attendees were also subjected to metal detectors and told they could not congregate on the premises of A.L. Stanback Middle School where the meeting was being held.
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How To Tell A Prison From A Public School.

This is from the Babylon Bee site, which is known for its biting satire. Sadly, we think they forget the satire part in this one as it seems all too true.

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Getting Stoned On Catalytic Convertors.

In an abandoned shack in a suburb of Kinshasa [Democratic Republic of the Congo] a young man slits open a bag of brown powder, blending it with a couple of crushed pills using the back of a spoon, before snorting the mixture, known as “bombe”, with his friends.

“This is really good quality, you know the attraction to the drug is higher than the attraction of being with a woman. We are going to consume everything, we won’t leave anything in the bag. We will add a bit of powder in the cigarette, and the rest we’ll mix with C4 (Diazepam) and Nutriline,” Says the unidentified man.
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Qualified Immunity For Government Supervisors Who Demanded Scientist Lie In Court.

We’ve talked about the legal doctrine of “qualified immunity” before and the need for it to be reformed.

To refresh people’s memory, “qualified immunity” is:

Qualified immunity is a type of legal immunity. “Qualified immunity balances two important interests—the need to hold public officials accountable when they exercise power irresponsibly and the need to shield officials from harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably.” Pearson v. Callahan .

Specifically, qualified immunity protects a government official from lawsuits alleging that the official violated a plaintiff’s rights, only allowing suits where officials violated a “clearly established” statutory or constitutional right. When determining whether or not a right was “clearly established,” courts consider whether a hypothetical reasonable official would have known that the defendant’s conduct violated the plaintiff’s rights. Courts conducting this analysis apply the law that was in force at the time of the alleged violation, not the law in effect when the court considers the case.
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In California, Police Carry A Handgun That Citizens Cannot Purchase Because It Is “Dangerous.” Figure That One Out.

It starts out so innocently:

Los Angeles Police Department “LAPD” Selects FN 509 MRD-LE as New Duty Pistol
FN Awarded 5-Year Agency Contract for FN 509 MRD-LE

(McLean, VA – August 10, 2021) Following a highly competitive and rigorous qualification, FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the FN 509 MRD-LE has been chosen by the Los Angeles Police Department as their new duty pistol. The FN 509 is a capable and versatile handgun platform that delivers rapid, precision fire in any environment. Officers training on marksmanship, tactical maneuvers and precision target engagements now have a more accurate and reliable sidearm, proven by the LAPD to perform with a wide variety of duty-rated handgun optics and ammunition.

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We Thought This Was Someone’s Attempt At Satire. It’s Not.

Last Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question concerning whether prices would rise if taxes were raised by the Biden administration.

When we read this elsewhere, we thought “that’s really bad satire. No one would deny economic laws on something like this.”

It wasn’t satire.

Transcript:
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There Are Times When You Wonder About Governmental Reaction To COVID.

There are times when you have to wonder about governments’ reaction to COVID.

In this case, you have to wonder if California has lost their collective minds.

On the California website discussing and encouraging people to get vaccinated as well as take the booster shot, there is this:

Booster shots

Booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine are now recommended if you:
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Must Not Offend Sharks. Wait…What?

When is an attack not an attack?

Apparently when a shark does it.

Officials in Australia are describing shark attacks as “interactions” or “negative encounters” as part of a new strategy for helping the animals to be more understood.

The change in language is part of an effort to overhaul public perception of the threatened species, with authorities and scientists keen to change their long-standing image as deadly, man-eating animals.
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