Numerous reports are alleging that supplies meant to provide for Puerto Ricans in the wake of last year's devastating hurricane strike on the island are rotting at local election commision offices (archived). Intended to have been distributed, many of the perishable supplies have rotted after sitting for a year under the watch of the election commisions. Relatedly, the Puerto Rican government has conceeded this week that Hurricane casualties numbered at least 1427 despite their official tally having sat at 64 for an entire year following the Hurricane's end. "Our Democracy" strikes again.
The US National Rifle Association, an organization that has long been a major financial supporter of more than half of active US politicians at any given time, is in peril after facing a financial deplatforming attack led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (archived). As a result of Cuomo's blacklist campaign the NRA has lost its general liability insurance and is having extraordinary difficulty accessing the fiat financial services their organization depends on.
Politically motivated deplatforming campaigns have typically been limited in effect to denying social media access and occasionally financial services to figures outside the political mainstream on popular platforms. By contrast the National Rifle Association has long been a pillar of mainstream US politics serving to moderate the mass of would be conservative voters into a form more malleable to "our democracy" by promising them no matter what horrors may come, at least they could keep their guns. That's a rather tepid proposition for this age of The Great Again.
Multiple agencies operating as part of the criminal conspiracy known as the USG hit Wildlands Outdoor Equipment in Vandalia, Illinois with an early morning raid (archived). Forces from "Homeland Security", the FBI, ATF, and Illinois State Police descended on the property of 82 year old Bob Hanabarger in armoured vehicles followed by flatbed trucks. The thieves made no arrests and the local US attorney's office declined to comment on why the USG raiders loaded property including entire intermodal containers onto their vehicles.
Hanabarger has reportedly been operating his business equipping outdoor enthusiasts for decades.
The entire police force of Blandford, Massachusetts resigned from the force last night (archived). Interim chief Roberta Sarnacki and all three officers shared a single resination letter where they alleged "unsafe working conditions" and poor equipment. At the 2010 census Blandford had a population of 1233 persons.
Information on a US surveillance program targeting persons not known to be terrorists has been leaked (archived). The progam dubbed "Quiet Skies" involves the assignment of air marshall details to follow travelers who meet the following criteria:
- Not under investigation by any agency
- Not in the terrorist screening database
Selected targets are then followed by a team of armed plainclothes air marshalls for the duration of their US air travel. In their report on the program, the Boston Globe estimated the program manages to handle 35 targets daily.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has expressed shock at the amount of human feces on the city's sidewalks during her first interview since taking office (archived, archived). Her proposed solution is pressuring non-profits organizations enabling the city's homeless population to educate their charges about hygiene and "cleaning up after themselves".
The US Department of "Justice" has charged a Chinese man, Micheal Yin of Beijing, with 14 felony charges of securities fraud in the Southern District of New York. Yin is alleged to have traded shares of Lattice Semiconductor using non-public information. A second man, Benjamin Chow who worked for a private equity firm in Palo Alto is alleged to be the source of the information following Chow's own guilty plea. The full text is below: Continue reading
The California Supreme Court has blocked a ballot initiative which would split California into three (archived). The members of the court decided that letting their democracy work would be more harmful than denying California the vote.
The US department of "Justice" has arrested a 29 year old firearms enthusiast and gun rights activist for alleged violations of the 1938 "Foreign Agents Registration Act" because she happens to be from Russia (archived, archived). There have been no successful prosecutions under the act since its scope was narrowed in 1966 and narrowed further in 1995. This chosen prosecution is curious because many foreign nationals unregistered as "foreign agents" are inside the US working in media, attending protests, and engaging in other political activity while not being prosecuted despite having interacted with government officials from back home at some point in time.
All of this ongoing anti-Russian agitation advanced by US law enforcement and their loyal pantsuit media, to defend the fiction that Hillary Clinton could have ever won the US Presidency, continues the increase the divide between the portion of the US government installed according to the Constitution and the portion that imagines they enjoy life tenures working in the civil service. Full text of the indictment is below: Continue reading