Pride goes before a fall
Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be focused on how big you are.
July 12, 2017 at 7:42 PM
By Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether an animal can hold a copyright to selfie photos…
“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued Slater and the San Francisco-based self-publishing company Blurb, which published a book called “Wildlife Personalities” that includes the monkey selfies, for copyright infringement. It sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos taken in a wildlife reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia to benefit the monkey.”
The following news release from DHS seems to indicate a new determination in the law enforcement community to rescue this country from the brink of ruin.
CHILD EXPLOITATION 07/10/2017
RICHLAND, Wash. – A multiagency law enforcement operation in Washington’s tri-cities area targeting individuals intending to sexually exploit children resulted in the arrest of 26 suspects, including five individuals with access to children at risk of being abused.
The operation, which took place July 5-10, was the result of a probe by the Washington State Patrol’s (WSP) Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
“The number of predators interested in sexual contact with minors is overwhelming and made clear by these targeted operations,” said Brad Bench, special agent in charge of HSI Seattle. “Interagency cooperation is paramount in combatting this crime. We work tirelessly with our partners to protect our youth from these perpetrators.”
Undercover agents communicated online with individuals interested in sexually abusing children through various websites. The agents received hundreds of responses from would be perpetrators who agreed to meet with undercover detectives posing as children in order to engage in sexual activity…
The latest is the 9/23/2017 Dooms Day prediction. In the coming months we will see the usual fear mongers hyping this date, and using the fear they generate to bump sales of survival food, survival gear and books.
It grieves me every time I see this thing start up again.
This video treats the subject with even handedness and generosity. The man is given credit for being possibly a good hearted Christian who has made a miscalculation.
Joel is much more generous than me. This kind of hoax is absolutely cruel to anyone who takes it seriously.
We can know and expect many things about Donald Trump, most of them good, but some possibly objectionable to ideologues on either end of the Liberal/Conservative spectrum. What we can’t predict is how Trumps skills will transfer into the challenges of the presidency. So there is some unpredictability about Donald Trump.
Hillary has been active in international affairs for years, definitely long enough for us to make accurate predictions. We can see that if she became president, she would corrupt every part of our government to serve her personal desires. We can see that with the power of the oval office, anyone who opposed her or became inconvenient could be quietly removed (killed) in the same way she and Bill did all the way from Arkansas to DC.
In another cynical display of mendacity, FNN (Fake Network News) uses a beloved muppet character to lie to innocent children about the true nature of the “migrants” flooding Europe.
Today’s episode of Sesame Street has been brought to you by the letters,
J, I, H, A and D.
Darwin’s theory of evolution has been used by Communists as a means of de-humanizing society, and thus to remove the stigma from genocide.
Darwin is now provably wrong, and it is important we tear him down off his pedestal.