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54 minutes ago, Benjamin Cole said:

But at the local telegraph office, all us US expats we were quite steamed when we received the news. 

Yeah, You know that Kavanaugh hearing thing you mentioned?  Back in the U.S. That was about 3 years ago!

Sorry you missed it.

 

heh heh heh

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54 minutes ago, Kirk Gallaway said:

Yeah, You know that Kavanaugh hearing thing you mentioned?  Back in the U.S. That was about 3 years ago!

Sorry you missed it.

 

heh heh heh

Three years ago for you, but hot off the wire for us. First the burros have to deliver to newspapers to Rangoon, and then they telegraph the headlines down to Ayutthaya, the old capital. 

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13 hours ago, Benjamin Cole said:

DHS Told Pentagon ‘No Major Incidents of Illegal Activity’ as Rioters Stormed Capitol

From The Daily Beast

Kana Ruhalter

Breaking News Intern

Updated Sep. 28, 2021 4:37PM ET / Published Sep. 28, 2021 3:24PM ET 

While a Trump-supporting mob stormed the Capitol, pushing through barricades set up outside the building, the Department of Homeland Security sent an email to the Pentagon, reporting “no major incidents of illegal activity at this time,” Politico reports. The Pentagon’s long delay in deploying the National Guard in response to the violence has been widely criticized, but the email, which was sent about 30 minutes after rioters began to breach the barricades, sheds light on the poor communication on Jan. 6.

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The National Guard again? The Pentagon?  Maybe call NATO too.

The Capitol Police had a force of 2,300. The DC Metropolitan Police had 3,500 officers. There many other federal agencies with police in DC, including the Park Police.  The phones worked. 

There were 600 people who occupied the Capitol building, and only one carried a firearm, which he did not use. Some had bear spray. The scrum had to pass into the Capitol through narrow seemingly defensible entry points. 

The Capitol-Metro police had batons, shields, helmets, firearms (shot to kill once), communications gear, tasers, tear gas and numbers. 

But they were waiting for National Guard? The Pentagon? NATO? 

There were federal informants in the scrum on Jan. 6. Many lulu's in the scrum texted in real time they were "let into" the Capitol. 

This story does not ring right. 

 

 

Geez, Ben... talk about an alleged failure of intelligence.  The DHS saw no evidence of illegal activity?

I didn't watch news coverage of the January 6th attack live because I was skiing that day, but I was probably one of the few people on the planet who didn't know that illegal activity was occurring at the Capitol.

One person who, obviously, knew about the attack on Congress was Donald Trump.

According to Bob Woodward's new book, Trump ignored requests for intervention* on January 6th while gleefully watching the attacks on television.

No wonder Trump is now suing to block Congress from seeing his January 6th phone records... 🤥

* Trump ignored pleas to intervene during Capitol riot and kept watching the violence unfold on TV instead

www.businessinsider.com/trump-ignored-plea-stop-capitol-rioters-kept-watching-tv-book-2021-9

 

 

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4 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

Geez, Ben... talk about an alleged failure of intelligence.  The DHS saw no evidence of illegal activity?

I didn't watch news coverage of the January 6th attack live because I was skiing that day, but I was probably one of the few people on the planet who didn't know that illegal activity was occurring at the Capitol.

One person who, obviously, knew about the attack on Congress was Donald Trump.

According to Bob Woodward's new book, Trump ignored requests for intervention* on January 6th while gleefully watching the attacks on television.

No wonder Trump is now suing to block Congress from seeing his January 6th phone records... 🤥

* Trump ignored pleas to intervene during Capitol riot and kept watching the violence unfold on TV instead

www.businessinsider.com/trump-ignored-plea-stop-capitol-rioters-kept-watching-tv-book-2021-9

 

 

That's right W!  Some of us were setting our sights on the big fish, while Ben was going after the corner drug pusher.

You know, the guy with the buffalo horns?

heh heh heh heh!

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Doctor says 'selfie wrist' injuries are on the rise

by Rusty Blazenhoff 1:03 pm Fri Dec 28, 2018

https://boingboing.net/2018/12/28/doctor-says-selfie-wrist-i.html

"I'm feeling sad for humanity. "Selfie wrist" is a thing.

According to CBSNewYork, San Francisco doctor Levi Harrison is seeing a rise in an injury caused by "hyper-flexing your wrist inwards to capture the perfect selfie angle."

"Selfie wrist" can reportedly cause numbness and a tingling sensation that people feel in their fingers and wrists."
Carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers of the world unite!
Look at me! Look at me!
Steve Thomas
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8 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

Geez, Ben... talk about an alleged failure of intelligence.  The DHS saw no evidence of illegal activity?

I didn't watch news coverage of the January 6th attack live because I was skiing that day, but I was probably one of the few people on the planet who didn't know that illegal activity was occurring at the Capitol.

One person who, obviously, knew about the attack on Congress was Donald Trump.

According to Bob Woodward's new book, Trump ignored requests for intervention* on January 6th while gleefully watching the attacks on television.

No wonder Trump is now suing to block Congress from seeing his January 6th phone records... 🤥

* Trump ignored pleas to intervene during Capitol riot and kept watching the violence unfold on TV instead

www.businessinsider.com/trump-ignored-plea-stop-capitol-rioters-kept-watching-tv-book-2021-9

 

 

W-

I won't pretend to "know what really happened on Jan. 6."

The narrative some favor, that Trump & Co. organized a strike force to hit the Capitol in hopes of overturning the US national election results and then seizing the reins of the federal government, strikes me as far-fetched, and a media confection.

The above is the narrative that will be pursued by the Jan. 6 committee in the House---but for political reasons.  Whether the narrative is true or not matters little----much like the Brian Sicknick narrative.  Truth is not on the agenda. 

It remains a mystery how 600 lulu's could overwhelm the 6,000 police officers available to the Capitol Police and the DC Metropolitan Police Departments. The Capitol Police report to the legislative branch, not to Trump, and the Metro police to DC officials.  If party politics matter, both departments report to Democrats. 

And then for people to cry out loud they wanted the Pentagon to send National Guard troops! This is ridiculous on the face of it. How many hours or days does it take to call up the Guard? Drama! Drama! Danger! 

In truth, the arrests inside the Capitol were made rather easily, by local police, within a few hours. People did not violently resist arrest inside the Capitol. Once inside, the occupiers did not barricade the doors etc., and they were unarmed. 

Choose a narrative, but for me, the popular narratives do not hold water. 

 

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7 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

Doctor says 'selfie wrist' injuries are on the rise

by Rusty Blazenhoff 1:03 pm Fri Dec 28, 2018

https://boingboing.net/2018/12/28/doctor-says-selfie-wrist-i.html

"I'm feeling sad for humanity. "Selfie wrist" is a thing.

According to CBSNewYork, San Francisco doctor Levi Harrison is seeing a rise in an injury caused by "hyper-flexing your wrist inwards to capture the perfect selfie angle."

"Selfie wrist" can reportedly cause numbness and a tingling sensation that people feel in their fingers and wrists."
Carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers of the world unite!
Look at me! Look at me!
Steve Thomas

I knew a guy years ago who had selfie wrist.  Well before cell phones with cameras.  Always wondered how he got it.

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