Wednesday Motes, Nothing Less

Blame it on the Covid: Hawaii has no real agriculture anymore. There is very little industry. The major income for this state is “tourism”.  So, what does the “state” want to do? Implement a “tourism management” plan. Cut back and put limits on tourism. Riiiggghhht.

It’s possible: I continuously see these inter-net scams originating from Nigeria.  The latest; a high-ranking Nigerian police officer is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly making an arrest at the request of Instagram influencer Ramon Abbas, who has pleaded guilty to money laundering, according to the US Justice Department. Imagine if we could give them, the Nigerians, a good education and a moral compass. They’d rule the world.

Always double check.

Motive is clear: Amanda Knox is claiming the new Matt Damon film “Stillwater” is profiting off her life and her struggle for a wrongful murder conviction. “Stillwater” director Tom McCarthy has said Knox’s case inspired the storyline. Knox, whose case was a media sensation in Italy, spent 4 years in an Italian prison before being fully exonerated. If I remember correctly, it was Knox herself that sought public awareness of her case. So, I guess you can’t make a movie based upon something that happened unless you ask whoever was involved. She just wants a cut of the $$$.

Chicago score card of this weekend; 51 shot, 8 dead.

Classic: “Let’s give everyone who gets the vax a $100.” That’s the “carrot”. Wait until that doesn’t work, they’ll bring out the “stick”. They will start by limiting the unvaxxed in travel, maybe cost them their job, and then they’ll start arresting them. The stick will get progressively hasher and narder. We really don’t want to see what could happen next.

No it’s not: A Coptic Christian church was recently burned to the ground—not in Egypt, where the torching of Coptic churches is not an uncommon occurrence, but in Canada. In the early morning hours of July 19, St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey, which served 500 families and provided food for the homeless, was set aflame and completely destroyed. The St. George Coptic Orthodox Church was also the target of an attempted arson just last Wednesday, although authorities do not know if the two incidents are connected.” Canada’s leaders couldn’t care less about yet another church burning to the ground. At least 50 other churches, mostly Catholic, a few Anglican, have  also been vandalized or torched in Canada. The prime minister himself, Justin Trudeau, after offering the usual lip service and saying that ongoing church attacks are “unacceptable,” said: “I understand the anger that’s out there … “ In what world is burning a church understandable? Just to point out, not a single mosque has been touched.

Trust the fbi, NEVER: It was just 25 years ago the fbi tried to railroad Richard Jewel for a crime he did not commit. Jewel saved hundreds of lives and was then identified as “a person of interest” and pretty much convicted in the court of public opinion. Even after exoneration, the NYT continued to print “a number of law-enforcement officials have said privately for months that they thought Mr. Jewell had been involved in the bombing”. Jewel died at age 44. Another example of the fbi/doj “just doing” their job.

Gas prices are the same as last week.

It’s Tuesday, Second Motes of the Week

New words: To join “inter-net commando”, and “keyboard assassin”, let’s add “iPhone activist”.

He knows better than you, and he knows it: Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Riviera; July 4, 1943) During Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News, he says, “I think less of people who are not vaccinated. I think it’s an arrogant, selfish, reckless act.” Rivera dismissed his colleagues’ arguments that vaccine mandates and passports were an affront to personal freedom by calling their position “caveman stuff.” After threatening to kick a co-host “in the ass” if he approaches Riveira’s grandchildren, Riviera wraps himself in the cloak of  journalistic integrity. He totally ignores the thousands of unvaccinated covid positive illegal aliens crossing the southern border. Hey Gerry, why don’t you do something to protect my grandchildren. Say, speak up about the border. What happened to “My body, My choice?”

It’s a man’s world: Skull, the first Predator movie to be released by The Walt Disney Co. will feature a female protagonist and Native American themes, marking a stark departure from the masculine and futuristic worlds of the previous movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Glover. Everybody seems to forget the 2004 Alien vs. Predator. Staring Sanaa Lathan as Alexa “Lex” Woods, an experienced guide who spent several seasons exploring Arctic and Antarctic environments. She kicked ass and earned the respect from the Predator. Still one of the better Alien/Predator movies.

Gold medals you won’t hear about: Shooters from the United States have claimed three gold medals so far in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. The trio of first-place finishes include Men’s Skeet, Women’s Skeet and Men’s Air Rifle. William Shaner captured the first Olympic medal ever claimed by the United States in Men’s Air Rifle. He did it in style, too, claiming gold in his first Olympics. Vincent Hancock won his third Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. He also became the first man in history to earn three golds in Men’s Skeet. Amber English claimed gold in Women’s Skeet. Her final score of 56 hits also set a new Olympic record. Well done all of you. Well done.

Luau’s aren’t the only thing with pork around here: A North Carolina congressman is proposing a series of amendments to every appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022 that would do away with 2,378 earmarks amounting to $3.85 billion in government spending. Some of the pork includes LGBTQ-friendly affordable senior housing, new soccer fields at La Palma Park in Anaheim, California, and an “Oregon City Quiet Zone” (not Portland). In June, Budd introduced an amendment to nix over 1,400 earmarks from the Senate’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Remember, it’s your money they’re spending.

Alert: If you use a Cpap, Bi-Pap, or mechanical ventilator machine made by Philips Respironics you need to go to https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update, and on the right hand side bar click the “Begin Registration Process” option and see if your machine is one of the recalled ones. This is receiving almost no media attention. Its expected to affect between 3 and 4 MILLION machines, and since most of these are going to be one machine per person that means between 3 and 4 MILLION people are going to be affected by this, 2/3rds or more in the USA. But hey, not Covid, therefor not newsworthy. If you have had your Cpap machine for at least 5 years now is the time to contact your DME (or insurance company directly) and arrange a replacement. I don’t use one but know several people that do. Be careful.

Monday Motes, What Else Matters?

WTF is wrong with people: A ten-year-old Elizabethton, Tennessee girl was lured to a neighbor’s home by being invited to come play. Instead, she was tortured and held captive by two teenagers for five hours, while their mother allegedly filmed the violence. The mother of at least one of the girls is accused of filming the torture and posting it to social media. Photos show marks that look like the little girl was bound and whipped. The Elizabethton Police Department came under intense scrutiny over the incident due to the fact that they’d responded to the victim’s home on the day of the incident but didn’t enact any arrests until four days afterward. The mother that recorded the incident has NOT been arrested. All for “Social media likes”. These teenagers need to be taken away, given some mental help, and “mom” needs to go away for a long time. In five hours, she screwed up 5 lives forever. 

 Leave the wolves alone: You’ll hear it at night. It starts as a single note, deep and mournful, then climbs in volume and complexity as at least one other wolf joined in, their melody lines crossing, inadvertently forming ominous chords as they passed. Right now  scientists and wildlife managers in Wisconson are  seeking to understand how many of the animals remain after the state’s rushed February hunt, when participants blew past a quota of 119 wolves and killed 218 in just 63 hours. Another hunt is coming this fall, as mandated by the state legislature, and its quota will be based on estimates of the surviving population. In the first hunt, everything was on the hunters’ side. The first two mornings of the hunt dawned with fresh-fallen snow, ideal for tracking. Wolves were in the peak of their breeding season, so they were active on the trails, marking their territories. All this because the wolves did what wolves do, they ate a couple of cows, lambs, and some hunting dogs. This hunt isn’t natural selection, this is going to destroy the packs. This will have dire consequences, for wolves and man.

Another Celeb I don’t listen to: Charles Barkley said in an article published Wednesday that he is vaccinated and feels that all Americans should follow suit. “Everybody should be vaccinated. Period,” he said, adding, “The only people who are not vaccinated are just assholes.” Okay, can anyone explain to me why I should give a rosy, red, rats butt what Charles Barkley thinks? Anyone? He don’t pay my bills, he ain’t my neighbor, and yet I should care that he thinks I’m an asshole. Nope, don’t care.

Not watching: The Olympic Games were originally the “non-lethal” testing games for “warriors”. Now, it’s just an international “look at me”. If you look, you could see where the games came from. Running, swimming, skiing, cycling, jumping, throwing, hell, I can even see rowing as a “warrior” skill. There no longer seems to be any pride in country from the athletes and it is simply somewhere they can be “on stage”. I have no interest or desire to watch most sports anymore, and even less in the Olympics. That’s just me.  Well, maybe a lot of others as the viewership is the smallest in 30+ years.

Very hard to come to work today. Hard to even come back to Oahu in fact. With the flip-flopping on mask wearing, the return of the inter-island crap cannot be far behind. I’m thinking I’ve about had it. I do plan to retire 9-2022, but I could decide to stop putting up with all this crap and pull the trigger sooner. Understand, this crap has nothing to do with health or Covid, and everything about power.

Sunday Rant

Leadership? NO.

U.S. Major General Patrick Donahoe recently became enraged on Twitter after Josiah Lippincott, a Hillsdale College PhD student and former member of the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery, questioned his hysterical attempts to promote the COVID vaccine.

Rather than thoughtfully debate Lippincott on the merits of his argument, Donahoe lashed out, going so far as to demand that Lippincott’s academic institution censor his speech. “Hey @Hillsdale come get your boy,” Donahoe whined.

As the commanding general of Fort Benning, which straddles the Alabama-Georgia border, Donahoe has repeatedly promoted the COVID therapeutic vaccines via his official Twitter account. Lippincott pushed back against his fear-mongering quoting figures on “Suicide-v-Covid” deaths. The lockdowns, liberty restrictions, quarantines, and general disruption of servicemember lives is a way bigger killer than the virus.” 

Rather than substantively respond to Lippincott’s assertions (or just diplomatically move on), Donahoe called for Hillsdale College to presumably to shut him up. He proceeded to block Lippincott’s Twitter account.

This is a leader?  

Not only was this behavior childish and unbecoming of a military leader, just why is a Maj. Gen. posting crap on twitter? Doesn’t he have enough work?

Maybe he could spend some time on the range, the obstacle course, or just talking with “his” troops. He is supposed to be a real warrior, not a keyboard commando. When the shat hits the fan, and it will very soon, the U.S. will need real leadership, not political buffoons.

Leaders like this man will get troops killed and never lose a minute of sleep.

General Donahoe, you are a disgrace.

Saturday Story

RUG FUZZ

When working night shifts surrounded by drunks, hookers, pimps, dealers and other assorted pillars of society, you had to make your own fun.

Sometimes it was writing a speeding ticket on a pimp while he was double parked outside Bob’s picking up some food.

Other times it was just pretending to be a little crazier than you really were.

But once in a while it would come as a flash of inspiration.

At this time, the area surrounded by Beretania, Nuuanu, and Smith Streets was an open and metered City and County parking lot. It was poorly lighted and wide open so all sorts of things could and would happen there. The Smith Street parking lot, as it was called.

For many years the Honolulu Police Department used Harley Davidson “45 Flathead” motorcycles with a side-car or the “ice cream box” 3 wheel motorcycles to patrol Hotel Street and parts of Waikiki. These motorcycles could get around in traffic or even use the sidewalk if necessary.

There was a little, very little, extra pay for being assigned to the bikes, but mostly it was an almost prestige thing. The area Sergeant had to request you and the Captain had to OK the assignment. As you could guess, it took me a while to get ok’d.

You could sneak around and if you were good you could sneak up on people and cars.

One night toward the end of the watch I happened to see one of my favorite pimps Cadillac parked over in the back corner of the Smith Street lot, across from the Shamrock Bar. The Shamrock Bar was a well-known pimp hangout.

From my vantage point I could see there were 2 occupants in the front seat.

They appeared to be looking at something on the seat between them.

I parked the motorcycle and approached from behind. As I got closer I realized they were chopping a bit of cocaine on a small mirror.

Any amount of cocaine was a felony, but as it was 10:35 and I was almost done, I just walked up and rapped real hard on the window.

The pimp in the driver’s seat, JR, took one look out the window, saw the uniform, and promptly dumped the mirror and the white powder on it, onto the white shag rug that covered the floor of the car. White powder in white shag, that would make evidence recovery tough.

He then slowly powered the window down, smiled and said “Can I hep yo offica?”

I do not know where I come up with these things, I really don’t. Maybe it was his half-assed attempt to dump the coke.

I looked at my watch and replied, “Yo JR, what time does that make believe Rolex you got on say it is? It’s almost time to go home and my Timex has quit tickin.”

You could almost hear his teeth grind as he slowly lifted his arm, looked at his watch (which really was a Korean Rolex knock off) and said “ten twenty fou.”

“Thanks JR,” I replied. “I’m outta here. You all have a good night now, hear?” and I walked back to my motorcycle.

As I walked I had to hide my laughter. I could hear them cussing’ and I got this mental picture of 2 pimps on their knees, snorting rug fuzz. So I laughed out loud.

Friday, Happy Day, Motes

The .gov is not your friend: David Chipman, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF), has publicly stated that it is frustrating the U.S. government cannot violate people’s right to bear arms if they use “hate speech” on the internet. Chipman, a registered gun lobbyist who has been widely opposed by Second Amendment groups. This is the guy that cannot define “assault weapon” or “hate speech”. Under his leadership, the BATFE will take red flag laws to new heights. All it will take is a person be offended (real or imagined), a phone call, and you will lose your rights. All of them. You will become an accused felon, and possibly end up doing time. All because someone didn’t like your bumper sticker.  

The enemy of my enemy: Russia said on Wednesday it was beefing up the combat capabilities of its military base in Tajikistan and training local soldiers, as Moscow warned that Islamic State militants were moving into neighboring Afghanistan. The U.S. withdrawal has prompted Moscow to prepare for a potentially major security challenge on the edge of its Muslim-majority Central Asian backyard. Wait a minute, didn’t someone claim the Russians were “paying bounties” to ISIS? Now they are enemies? Score card needed here.

Sad Good-Bye: ZZ Top’s longtime bassist, Dusty Hill, 72, has died. Dusty passed away at his home in Houston, TX. The group is known for hits like “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” as well as others like “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs,” “Got Me Under Pressure” and more. He, his beard, and his talent will be missed.

Their rights are more important than your rights: Controversial “animal rights” organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have seized six chimps from their safe sanctuary home in Missouri despite warnings from their veterinarian and from primate experts that such a move would place them in “grave danger.” The chimp’s owner and caretaker Tonia Haddix has been trying to block the seizure. The private organization arrived to seize the chimps on Wednesday morning with a caravan of approximately 20 US Marshals who searched the place prior to their arrival. Haddix was ordered not to tell anyone when they were coming and had to be two miles away from the property when they took them. The judge declared that they would not be allowed to film the “animal rights” group shooting the chimps with tranquilizer darts and tearing them from their homes. Haddix was ordered to hand six beloved chimps earlier this month, even though three chimps that PETA obtained through a similar lawsuit were killed at the sanctuary the organization sent them to last year. Just some additional information; PETA spends less than one percent of its multi-million- dollar budget actually helping animals; PETA’s leadership has compared animal farmers to serial killer (and cannibal) Jeffrey Dahmer; PETA’s website for kids puts skull and crossbones next to the logo of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They’ve never seen a dime of my money and never will. They are not about “animal rights”. They are all about “power”.

Yes, I am going to watch;” Ghostbusters: Afterlife”. Yes.

Back to Hilo this weekend. I’m going to…… Ah, hell, you know what I going to do. Stay safe.

Signpost Up Ahead, Motes On Thursday

No proof needed: Watergate “journalist” Carl Bernstein labeled former President Donald Trump an “American war criminal”.  He is our own American war criminal of a kind we’ve never experienced before,” Bernstein declared. Bernstein then noted he was concerned that Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud would lead to a potential “Reichstag moment.” (Oh, you mean like “Jan 6”?) When pushed by Brian Stelter, Bernstein did not come up with an actual “crime”. (They never do.) This from a guy that thinks what he did 50 years ago is still relevant.

Don’t blame the clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus.

Just freakin’ wrong: A fourth grade student in Minnesota was told not to tell her parents about an “equity survey” she and her classmates were instructed to take at school, Fox News reported. The student said that the survey’s questions were confusing and made her “very nervous and uncomfortable” when she and her classmates were told not to tell their parents about the survey. She was also told by her teacher she could not skip any questions, even if she didn’t understand them. The students Mom was understandably upset. Years ago, our son, was told to keep a journal and he was not supposed to tell us that he was doing so. He was told that only the teacher could read it. He was in the 3rd grade. Fortunately, he trusted us, and not the teacher. Wife and I stormed the school, had a come to Jesus meeting with the principal and teacher and demanded the school notify all the parents in the class. That was 30 years ago. I hope all the parents speak up and tell the school where to put their “survey”.

Not far: Montclair, California, city manager Edward Starr, has ordered vaccinated government employees to wear stickers if they want to work without masks on, said city officials. Are the unvacated the new “Jews”? Is the “sticker” far from wearing the Star of David armband? NO!!

Really: The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official. As far as masks go, when they released violent prisoners instead of just giving them masks, I lost all faith in “nation’s top health agency”.

They don’t even try: Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) is the second House Democrat vowing to oppose a budget, which would need to be passed through the filibuster-proof reconciliation process, that excludes amnesty for illegal aliens. Why the hell is my tax money, and yours, funding “amnesty”? “A balanced and fiscally sound budget reconciliation deal must include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants,” Correa said. No. A balanced and fiscally sound budget must try to balance the federal spending with the federal income, your taxes. Period.

The biggest lie a tyrant can tell., “It’s for the good of the people”.

What are you paying.?

Gas 7/29/21. Funny, everything has stayed the same for the last 3 weeks, except “regular” which is DOWN $.01 a gal.

It’s Motes For Wednesday

The poor work and work. The rich exploit the poor. The soldier protects both. The taxpayer pays for all three. The banker robs all four. The lawyer misleads all five. The Doctor bills all six. The goons scare all seven. The politician lives happily because of all eight.           Written 43 BC  Marcus Cicero

I have an answer: Armed bandits in Nigeria have seized a negotiator who had been sent to pay ransom money to secure the release of 136 students kidnapped two months ago from an Islamic school in the north of the African nation. The school and parents have been negotiating with the kidnappers who demanded 30 million naira ($72,993) to release the students from the school in Nigeria’s Niger state. They said the negotiator was taken because kidnappers said the ransom he brought was short. The police did not respond to a request for comment.  These families are now ruined. They have sold everything and have nothing. Perhaps it is time for a “private military” group to come in and handle. You know, like in the movies; hunt them down, identify them, and publicly and harshly punish. They have to make it too “costly” for them to do business.

Positively biblical: Just before 1 a.m. Monday, investigators say the man started firing at a crowd in Fort Worth’s Como neighborhood on the southwest side. One person died in the shooting and two others were hurt but are expected to survive. The crowd then started throwing gardening stones and killed the gunman. They stoned the gunman to death. I like it.

Chicago; 70 shot, 12 dead.

They are dishonest: A recent “Gallup Poll”, the headline announced “62% of America says Biden Doing A Good Job”. I looked a little deeper. The “poll base” consisted of 1,387 people. Using old math that means .0000045454 % of America was polled. That is what they based their headline on. That isn’t honest by any stretch of the imagination.

Cult status: If you’re a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy”, you may have caught the one quick visual moment of one of my favorite characters, “Howard The Duck”. The 1986 film was less than stellar but has since gained cult status. A recent gizmodo article says the late Robin Williams was supposed to be the voice of Howard but walked out. The original is available on Amazon Prime. A great beer drinking, doing nothing Saturday afternoon kind of movie.

As if: If you have any questions regarding Pelosi’s “Jan 6” investigation, she dismissed the Republican members, chosen by the Republicans.  (bi·par·ti·san; /bīˈpärdəzən/; adjective; involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other’s policies.) She does not want anything but her way. Pretty damn arrogant from a “elected” professional congresscritter. She seems to truly believe she is in charge, of everything.

Tiny Tuesday Motes

How low do you have to be: The NYPD is looking for suspects seen beating a 61-year-old woman with a kitchen pot before making off with several of her personal items, including her walker. Three suspects are seen assaulting the victim. The 61-year-old was eventually dragged across the street and punched in the back several times before the suspects made off with cash, her credit cards, and her walker, the NYPD said. I ask, how low do you have to go to pull this stunt.

Trust them? Oh, hell no: This week included interesting revelations about the FBI’s case against the handful of people charged with plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan. Of 14 people indicted, five (or more) were working as informants for the FBI. The five people who seem to be the FBI informants were also the people who seemed to have all the kidnapping ideas and access to all the equipment needed for a paramilitary assault on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vacation home. At one point, the leadership of the conspiracy met, and three of the five people in that discussion were FBI. It will turn out the “informants” were the driving force. The other “militia” involved were just too stupid to put this together. But they’ll all do time and the fbi will call it a “successful operation.” Again.

I was told it’d make me go blind: An unnamed 51-year-old man from Japan suffered a life-threatening stroke after a masturbation session, according to a January case study in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. The man was unmarried and had a habit of masturbating several times a day. He experienced “thunderclap” headaches and vomiting after climaxing in one session. He went to Nagoya City University Hospital where the researchers ran multiple scans they found he suffered bleeding in the brain and strokes, which could lead to death. By the way, cocaine or Viagra can increase the risk of death by sex-induced stroke. Just saying.

One book I won’t be reading: Former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen will release a joint book, Renegades: Born in the USA., on October 26th.The tome is described as “a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations.”  I’m sorry, I couldn’t even write a synopsis without putting nose coffee all over my keyboard.

Weekend Play list; Dr. Hook, Kenny Chesney, Emmy Lou Harris, and Jerry Jeff Walker.

Starting Another Week Motes

The next “plague” : A growing number of snakes are taking on horrific facial deformities, due to a skin disease It’s called snake fungal disease (SFD) and cases have “increased substantially” in the eastern half of the country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The fatal condition has only been found in snakes, but there is much to be discovered, the USGS said in a news release. Signs of SFD include crusted or ulcerated scales, nodules … under the skin, abnormal molting, white opaque cloudiness of the eyes … and facial disfiguration that can be quite severe, leading to emaciation and death.” Photos shared by the USGS on Facebook show snakes afflicted with the fungus become unrecognizable — as if their bodies were dried to a crisp while the snake was alive. Most appear to have been blinded by the disease. I never thought I’d feel sorry for snakes, but no creature should endure this kind of death. Not even a snake.

Priorities are a bit skewed:  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M Gardner is the same prosecutor filing charges against the McCloskeys for defending their home in Saint Louis.  Incredibly her office was charging a previously convicted felon with first-degree murder, and the prosecutor assigned to the case took maternity leave leaving no-one to show up in court. After three missed court hearings by prosecutors, the judge was forced to DROP a murder case because no one other than the defense, a public defender, was showing up in court. This is a jaw-dropping example of a prosecutors office is a state of horrible mismanagement.  Compounding the issue, Ms. Gardner doesn’t even attempt to justify the collapse of the justice system… she just says whoopsie. But the gods help you should you stand up to defend your home and family. You have to ask how much $$ did GS contribute to her campaign? Answer, $116,000.00. For a city prosecutor office. And Gardner is not the only prosecutor office Soros has “bought”.

I don’t think that word means what you think it means: Rep. Michelle Beckley is among the Texas legislators who fled the state in order to avoid losing a vote on an election integrity bill and she announced on Tuesday she is running to flip a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the tweet revealing her candidacy, Beckley called herself “one of the brave Texas Democrats who came to D.C. to fight for voting rights in my state.” Going on a boozy private flight to the nation’s capital to take pictures, meet with lawmakers, and then cause a Covid-19 spreader event is not exactly all that brave. And you weren’t “fighting for voting rights”, you were running away from a legitimate vote and asking the Federal government to subvert the states rights of Texas.

Wish list: Gunmen hijacked two trucks hauling more than seven million rounds of ammunition in central Mexico, a massive heist that could escalate fighting in one of the country’s most violent areas. While most of the ammunition was for small firearms, such as .22- and .40-caliber pistols, a significant portion of the bullets were for high-powered weapons, including AR-15 and M-16 rifles.

Unsubstantiated: Info is out the federal .gov is flying border “immigrants” to Hawaii. Huh? Now, I have no personal knowledge, no evidence, but it is not beyond the realm of possibility. Now, if true, they have no identification, no passports, no jobs, and probably very little English. Who’s paying for the transport? Who’s paying for their residence? Who’s paying for their food and clothing? Only one answer, you the taxpayer. How do you feel about that?