Assuming that this analysis is remotely close to accurate, there could be interesting times in Russia.

Is Russia Preparing to Ban Islam?

The argument goes that Russia is working away on banning the hijab because where the hijab goes, sharia law, Muslim supremacism and terrorism go. Further, a ninth century text apparently revered by Sunni Muslims has been banned because it promotes “exclusivity of one of the world’s religions.” And considering that the Koran does as well (and I imagine the Bible does too…), people are wondering how long it’ll be before the Koran is banned in Russia.

I’ll be over here popping some corn.

As part of the beatification process of Unarmed Teenager Mike “let’s try to take a  cops gun” Brown, a few of his supporters wanted to have a fireworks display.

Alleged plot included bombing Arch, killing St. Louis County prosecutor, Ferguson chief

Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the plans, although the two allegedly did buy what they thought was a pipe bomb in an undercover law enforcement sting.

The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.

That’s neat.

Extra points: the two New Black Panther geniuses… one is named Muhammad, the other Ali. Float like a butterfly, sting like a mentally retarded stinkbug what thinks it’s a bee.

In a world full of Surt worshiping wackos, it’s nice to know that so many of them have almost no ability to think strategically.

What’s more: one of ‘em is one of those “sovereign citizen” goobers, and was on the receiving end of a tazer in 2013 when he refused to pay taxes on a purchase he made at a gas station. His reason? Apparently he thinks he’s a “Moorish national” and that that means he has the right to not be taxed.

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And in other Incompetency News, there’s THIS.

ISIS supports Ferguson protesters: Islamic militants pledge to send over ‘soldiers that don’t sleep, whose drink is blood, and their play is carnage’

Birmingham-born jihadi Junaid Hussain, 20 – who has adopted the nom de guerre Abu Hussain al-Britani – this morning tweeted a photograph of a hand-written letter urging the Ferguson rioters to ‘reject corrupt man-made laws like democracy’

That’d be fun: actual enemy soldiers on American shores. If the fine folk of Ferguson think they have trouble with the cops *now,* just wait until it’s perfectly legal to carry out summary executions of enemy troops not wearing recognized uniforms.

 BREAKING NEWS: FERGUSON DECISION

NO INDICTMENT

Grand jury clears Ferguson officer

 

Let the festivities begin.

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Huh. Just saw CNN reporter Sarah Something (Sidner?) take a flying rock upside the head.

 

For those looking for a quick summary of how the peaceful protests are going in Ferguson…

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Finally, at long freakin’ last, a Twitter hashtag has come along that has actually punched through my disdain and engaged my interest:

#ThanksMichelleObama

This is where public school kids go to post photos of the news and improved lunches that they’re getting, based on new “health guidelines” driven by noted  dietician Michelle Obama. You know, for kids.

I think public school food has always been bad, certainly so since the Department of Education took over and began the task of ruining education in this country. But a lot of these… yeesh. I can state confidently that my cats would promptly try to bury a lot of this “food.”

Perhaps most interesting of all is how the Obamas seem to be losing the younguns.

On the one hand, law enforcement folks doing their jobs deserve respectful treatment. On the other hand, law enforcement folks doing something that’s *not* their job, such as demanding to impede travel or inspect private property at “immigration” checkpoints *far* from the border, deserve a firm but non-threatening “NO.”

Americans have the unquestioned right to travel from state to state without  the fear of unreasonable search and seizure. This includes answering pretty much *any* questions that do not arise from Probable Cause. This video collects a number of such incidents. Interestingly, a lot of the border agents here demand that the drivers “pull over there” for further intrusion… and when the drivers just keep telling them “Nope, I’m'a gonna go on my way unless you whip out a warrant,” they eventually just relent.

This is obviously not a universal. If the police pull you over for speeding or running a red light or having a tail light out… that’s permitted. The drunk driving checkpoints I guess have passed Constitutional muster (though I wonder what happens to *sober* drivers who pull over but otherwise refuse to play along). But it *seems* from these and a few other videos that the border agents know they don’t have the legal authority they are pretending that they do, and just give up if the driver is sufficiently stubborn.

So, once again, cats show us the way.

Obviously, the great majority of folks who find themselves in this situation will just answer the questions and be on their way in moments. But it’s interesting to ponder what would happen if this sort of passive resistance became the norm. One result *might* be that the agents would become so tired and dispirited that they’d simply stop trying. And that would be awesome.

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And as it turns out, the Bible happens to be effective in this situation. Depending on your location, keeping  a King James, a Book of Mormon, a couple issues of Watchtower or a copy of Dianetics in your car might do wonders towards speeding your way through unwanted checkpoints. Finally, a practical use for religion!

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

The “labor force participation rate,” basically the percentage of the civilian population over the age of 16 who actually have jobs, is 62.8 percent for October, 2014. This means the *actual* rate of unemployment in the US is nearly forty percent; the only reason why it is generally listed as being much lower is because most of the unemployed have stopped looking for a job, and are thus no longer considered unemployed (it doesn’t make a lick of rational sense, but this is politics we’re talking about here).

And the rate has been dropping steadily:

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So clearly, what the US needs is Even More low-skilled foreign workers flooding in.

Yay, imperial fiat!

 

Pentagon Studies Reveal Major Nuclear Problems

The high point: apparently it takes a special wrench to tighten the (presumably explosive) bolts that hold warheads onto the Minuteman ICBM. That’s not the problem. The problem is that there was only *one* of these wrenches, and the technicians FedExed this single wrench from site to site as needed.

That’s greeeeeeeaaaaaaaat.

 

Some years back, Glenn Beck was an interesting and useful radio political yammerer, doing some good work in pointing out the foibles and frauds of the Left. But in recent years he has become more and more odd and irrelevant. I stopped paying any sort of attention to him a few years back, when it seemed that he was beginning to transition to a radio evangelist.

Sadly, it seems he’s gone even further down the rabbit hole of nuttery:

Glenn Beck’s diagnosis and treatment are quackery, say medical experts

The illness, Beck said, baffled doctors all over the world, but has now been diagnosed as “adrenal fatigue” by maverick “chiropractic neurologist” Dr. Ted Carrick.

“Chiropractic neurologist?” Uh-oh…

Now, after a range of treatments by Carrick — including being strapped into and spun around in a giant gyroscope — and an intense regimen of spiritual work and fervent prayer, Beck claims to have a “clean bill of health.”

Oy.

Why do I have the feeling that John Kellogg would have approved?

 

I you haven’t seen or read “The Road to Wellville,” I highly recommend both versions.

Unarmed Gentle Giant Teenage Strongarm Robber came from interesting folks:

Michael Brown’s Mother Facing Accusations of Armed Robbery

It’s like classic-era Jerry Springer Show leaped forward in time and vomited forth a couple episodes worth of idiots.

Related:

Ferguson braces for grand jury decision in Michael Brown shooting

And in news from Bizarro World…

Michael Brown’s parents plan to testify before the U.N. next week

That would be in Geneva, Switzerland. Of course, if Mom’s in jail at the time…

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