Motivating Monday Motes

Trust the fbi: In March I mentioned the fbi raid on a private vault in  Beverly Hills, CA. “FBI Seized Heirlooms, Coins, and Cash From Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills”. Now it seems they seized everything, knowing “Some’ Belonged to ‘Honest Citizens.” Bob Jones (not real name) discovered that the FBI had seized the contents of his safe deposit box consisting of about $100,000 in gold and silver coins, some family heirlooms like a diamond necklace inherited from his late grandmother, and an engagement ring he’d promised to pass down to his daughter. The federal agents were armed with a warrant allowing them to seize property belonging to the company as part of a criminal investigation—and even though the warrant explicitly exempted the safe deposit boxes in the company’s vaults, they were taken too. More than 800 were seized. There was no attempt made by the FBI to contact him, his wife, or their heirs—despite the fact that contact information was taped to the top of their box. Six weeks later, Bob still waiting for his property to be returned. Legal efforts so far been unsuccessful, but at least five lawsuits are pending in federal court. Federal prosecutors have admitted that “some” of the company’s customers were “honest citizens,” but contend that “the majority of the box-holders are criminals who used the private vaults anonymity to hide their ill-gotten wealth.” It’s not what you did, it’s what the other guy, a guy you don’t even know, did. So once again we have the “you’re guilty until you prove you’re innocent” determination by the fbi. It’s about time the “court” starts handing out some “damages” to the feebies. pre·med·i·ta·tion/prēˌmedəˈtāSHən/noun; the action of planning something (especially a crime) beforehand.

It’s always the man’s fault: Underperforming roosters that aren’t producing as many chicks as expected are partly to blame for the US poultry shortage, according to executives at Tyson Foods. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company, said earlier this week that it’s struggling to ramp up chicken supply because the new roosters it’s been using for fertilizing eggs and breeding new chicks simply aren’t hitting expectations. “We’re changing out one [type of] male that, quite frankly, we made a bad decision on,” Donnie King, president of Tyson’s poultry business. King explained that the company discovered that eggs fertilized by this specific type of rooster hatch less often. This seems like something that could have been discovered before they started trying the new breed. Like I said, it’s always the guy’s fault.

Houston, you have a tiger: Officials in the Chinese city of Hangzhou said they have sent hundreds of drones airborne in search of a leopard that has been on the loose for more than three weeks. The case of three runaway leopards has scandalized the nation, after it emerged that the Hangzhou Safari Park did not inform the public about their escape for weeks. one female Amur leopard remained missing Wednesday. The local government said Tuesday night it had deployed 1,700 personnel and 990 drones to comb surrounding areas for the big cat. Police in Hangzhou’s Fuyang district announced Monday they had detained the park’s chief executive and four other employees in connection with the incident. So, are they going to arrest whoever it was that let the Wu-Flu out?

From the Huffy Post: “Over 120 retired U.S. generals and admirals published a disturbing open letter earlier this week pushing the “false conspiracy theory” that President Biden stole the election while arguing that he might be mentally unfit for office.” The letter was released Monday by a group calling itself “Flag Officers 4 America”. The Huffy termed the letter “bizarre” and claimed it was “pushing election lies”. So, in Huffy’s opinion, 120 experienced, trained, and educated military officers are just conspiracy nuts and dismisses their letter as bizarre. Well, you know, unity.

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