Thursday

1. Like this one very much:

The American Civil Liberties Union as represented by Claire Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia:

Students took to the stage just a few moments after Gastañaga began her remarks. At first, she attempted to spin the demonstration as a welcome example of the kind of thing she had come to campus to discuss, commenting ‘Good, I like this,’ as they lined up and raised their signs. ‘I’m going to talk to you about knowing your rights, and protests and demonstrations, which this illustrates very well. Then I’m going to respond to questions from the moderators, and then questions from the audience.’

It was the last remark she was able to make before protesters drowned her out with cries of, ‘ACLU, you protect Hitler, too.’ They also chanted, ‘the oppressed are not impressed,’ ‘shame, shame, shame, shame’… ‘blood on your hands,’ ‘the revolution will not uphold the Constitution,’ and, uh, ‘liberalism is white supremacy.’

2. Wonder why this might be?

In 2013, population density in England was a disastrous 411 people per square kilometer (ca. 1,065 people per square mile). With a very large chunk of the island of Great Britain taken up by independence-minded Scotland and comparatively rural Wales, England’s serious space issues are generally forgotten, with “experts” considering the whole of the United Kingdom and not its most populous (and very overpopulated) constituent nation.

Since the pro-mass migration Blair government took office in 1997, population density in England has gone up a massive 10%.

3. Captain Queeg?

While government watchdogs have warned of such issues for years, the Navy’s problems have come back in to the spotlight in the wake of this summer’s at-sea collisions involving the destroyers Fitzgerald and John S. McCain, disasters that killed 17 sailors. The Shiloh belongs to the same chain of command as those two ships, where several top admirals were recently fired.

Despite the Shiloh’s sailor comments suggesting a ship in crisis, and at a time when the Navy stresses CO accountability, Aycock was not fired.

Navy officials declined to discuss survey details, but acknowledged that Aycock’s superiors at Task Force 70 were aware of problems after the first negative survey taken two months into his command.

4. Just why are certain people winning lotteries so many times?

Nadine Vukovich has purchased more winning Pennsylvania Lottery scratchers than anyone in Pennsylvania. A PennLive investigation found the veterinarian scratched off $350,000 in winnings from 209 tickets over 12 years. Each winning ticket was worth $600 or more.

PennLive deemed Vukovich the “most prolific” lottery winner in Pennsylvania; she is not alone. Across America, close to 1,700 people claimed at least 50 prizes of $600 or more from 2010 to 2016.

Faced with astronomically high odds of winning even once, how could these people win so many times?

5. Festo are ‘in the business of industrial control systems’. So it’s pretty important they produce robotic butterflies:

6. Lastly, it’s Thursday again and this will be my last post until evening.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

2 comments for “Thursday

  1. October 20, 2017 at 02:26

    ‘liberalism is white supremacy.

    Hey, I like that slogan.

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