Motes, Monday, Again!

A hungry stomach, an empty wallet, and a broken heart can teach you the best lessons in life.           Robin Williams

Only fired: India’s Air Force said on Tuesday that it sacked three officers for accidentally firing a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile into neighboring Pakistan in March. An official inquiry into the mishap “found that deviation from standard operating procedure by three officers led to the accidental firing of the missile,” the air force said in a statement. No one was reported injured or killed in the incident. That could have been much much worse. Researchers say a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, which together hold 2% of the world’s nuclear arsenal, could have devastating global consequences. Ya Think!

Justice denied: Spanish prison authorities on Tuesday euthanized a man who shot and wounded four people in December and was subsequently wounded in a shootout with the police, rendering him paralyzed and begging to be allowed to die while awaiting trial. Courts allowed the man’s assisted death after rejecting several appeals by his victims, who argued he should face justice. The case even reached the Constitutional Court, which refused to deliberate on it, saying there had been no violation of fundamental rights. He was wounded by police attempting to take him into custody. His wounds caused chronic pain that could not be treated with painkillers due to his fragile state, something he said made his existence unbearable. “Justice” was denied, he should have had to live until trial.

Free Pom Pam: An elephant ripped its handler in half with its tusks in southern Thailand last week after being made to carry wood in the hot weather Police said that a male 20-year-old elephant named Pom Pam stabbed the man with its tusks multiple times, tearing his body in half. A preliminary investigation determined that 32-year-old Supachai Wongfaed brought the elephant to haul wood at the plantation that morning, the outlet reported. Police said the hot weather may have made the animal “go crazy” and attack the man. Despite the practice of using Asian elephants to carry logs being banned in Thailand in 1989, it still occurs in some parts of the country. This is the second such incident in two months.

Hi, I’m James. I went to college on a G.I. Bill, with service in Viet Nam. I’ve now worked over 50 years to pay off your student loan for your degree in “cultural studies” with the “diversity inclusion minor”. You’re welcome.

This will work fine: California on Thursday is expected to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.100% of all cars sold in California by 2035 must be “free of fossil fuel emissions.” You can’t keep up with the electricity demands now, how the hell are you going to charge those cars? Simple, only those “essential” government (and Hollywierd) employees will be allowed to drive.

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