DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY (VIDEO)

DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY

MINNEAPOLIS COPS ADVISE CITIZENS TO COMPLY WITH CRIMINAL DEMANDS

THE CITY IS GIVING UP

Since the death of George Floyd in late May the Minneapolis Police Department has seen 40 officers either quit or released.

Last week the department reached out to the community with some less-than-helpful tips on dealing with the city’s skyrocketing violent crime.

Minneapolis has been ground zero for riot-driven violence by protestors,

And remains the centerpiece of a movement to abolish the police altogether.

Now city residents are feeling the slow-down of police response times, and worse yet, sometimes the police do not come at all,

“Police murdered a man in our neighborhood and then they just all fell out,

They left us alone to figure out on our own as far as protecting our neighborhoods,” A local resident said to reporters.

“You feel isolated like you’re in a war zone sometimes, but there’s no one helping us.”

HERE IS THE REDICULOUS MENTALITY TAKING OVER:

DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY

Lisa Bender on CNN

According to KTSP.com, officials presented a list to help nervous citizens plot a course of survival,

Through the surging crime wave in their rapidly police-diminished world.

The advice from authorities includes “carry only items you need and carry less cash;

Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse or wallet; don’t fight with the criminal; remember your safety is most important.”

DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY

The list goes on to suggest:

  • Don’t walk alone;
  • Be hyper-aware of your surroundings at all times, don’t be distracted;
  • Carry only items you need and carry less cash;
  • Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse or wallet;
  • Have your keys already in your hand as you approach your vehicle;
  • Don’t fight with a criminal, remember your safety is most important;
  • Be a good witness, be prepared to tell police how many suspects, what age, height, complexion, hair and eye color and any other descriptive features, as well as any weapons they had, what they left in and what direction they went.
  • Lock your doors while driving;
  • Don’t stop for strangers approaching you;
  • Park in well-lit areas;
  • Always be hyper-aware of your surroundings;
  • Use a tracking device;
  • Never leave valuable items in your vehicle;
  • Never leave your vehicle running while unattended;
  • Memorize your license plate number to help police find it faster.

Third Precinct police have reported 100 robberies and 20 carjackings in the month of June alone.

Critics say the Minneapolis City Council is doing all they can to show the country how far they are willing to go to oppose their own police department.

Several weeks ago the council unanimously voted to “abolish the police.”

The president of the city council, Lisa Bender, made shocking remarks on CNN in a June interview,

When she informed the victimized community that contacting the police during a home invasion “comes from a place of privilege.”

Bender told CNN, “I think the idea of having a police-free future is very aspirational,

And I am willing to stand with community members who are asking us to think of that as the goal.”

Police in Minnesota also have few allies in Congress,

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar told reporters it is no use trying to make police reforms,

“because you can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root.”

DAWG SAYS: UNBELIEVEABLE MENTALITY MANY PEOPLE WILL BE CARRYING GUNS. MORE THAN EVER.


ONION RECALL ACROSS COUNTRY

ONION RECALL ACROSS COUNTRY

Thomson recalls all onions from the entire U.S. because of link to Salmonella Newport outbreak

ONION RECALL ACROSS COUNTRY FOR SALMONELLA

Thomson International Inc. is recalling all of its onions, regardless of color, from all 50 states.

Similar to a recall in Canada, the U.S. recall is because of links to a Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened a total of 510 people across both countries.

Of the infected people, 396 are from 34 U.S. states. Of those for whom information is available, 59 have been admitted to hospitals.

The first illness began on July 12, but health officials expect more to be identified because of the lag time between illness onset,

And the confirmation required for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to add a patient to its tally.

There were 114 confirmed infected people in Canada as of July 31.

The implicated onions in Canada were shipped to the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Possibly National, Saskatchewan, Yukon.

ONION RECALL ACROSS COUNTRY FOR SALMONELLA

Canadian officials did not immediately name Thompson onions, with the county’s first recall related to the outbreak involving Sysco onions.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has since added several Thomson products in a second recall notice.

Sysco is one of the largest broad-line suppliers in North America.

It supplies wholesalers, packers, retailers, restaurants, and food service operations ranging from schools to nursing homes.

Initially, it was thought that only red onions were implicated in the Salmonella Newport outbreak, but because of cross-contamination issues,

All onions, including yellow, white and sweet are being recalled in both countries.

“As of now no specific source of contamination or contaminated shipment has been identified,

And FDA is also investigating other potential sources of contamination and has not yet reached a final conclusion,” the recall notice says.

Many of the onions are packaged for foodservice use and have been used in multi-ingredient foods,

So it is difficult for consumers to know whether the onions in such foods are part of the recall.

This includes foods ranging from deli salads to restaurants’ most expensive menu items.

“Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve red, white, yellow, or sweet onions from Thomson International, Inc.

Or products containing such onions. If you cannot tell if your onion is from Thomson International Inc.,

Or your food product contains such onions, you should not eat, sell, or serve it, and should throw it out,” according to the recall notice.

Thomson, of Bakersfield, CA, told the Food and Drug Administration that the onions were shipped beginning May 1 through the present.

The company’s recall notice did not include any information about where the onions came from before it distributed them.

“Onions were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants, and retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada,” according to the company’s recall notice.

“The onions were distributed in 5 lbs. carton. 10 lbs. carton. 25 lbs. carton. 40 lbs. carton, 50 lbs. carton. bulk, 2 lb. mesh sacks, and 3 lb. mesh sacks, 5 lb. mesh sacks, 10 lb. mesh sacks 25 lbs. mesh sacks, 50 lbs. mesh sacks,” according the U.S. recall notice.

ONION RECALL ACROSS COUNTRY FOR SAMONELLA

The onions were sold under the following brands:

  •  Thomson  Premium,
  • TLC Thomson International,
  • Tender Loving Care,
  • El Competitor,
  • Hartley’s Best,
  • Onions 52,
  • Majestic,
  • Imperial Fresh,
  • Kroger
  • Utah Onions and Food Lion.

For photos of products recalled in the United States click here.

States with confirmed Salmonella Newport patients include: AK with (6), AZ (14), CA (49), CO (10), FL (3), ID (5), IL (10), IN (2), IA (15), KS (1), KY (1), ME (4), MD (1), MI (23), MN (10), MO (6), MT (33), NE (5), NV (5), NY (4), NC (3), ND (5), OH (7), OR (71), PA (2), SC (1), SD (11), TN (5), TX (1), UT (61), VA (4), WA (2), WI (5), and WY (11).


SCHIFFS RECORDS STAY SECRET

SCHIFFS RECORDS STAY SECRET

Judge rules Adam Schiff’s impeachment subpoena records can stay secret

SCHIFFS RECORDS STAY SECRET

A district court ruled the still-secret subpoenas issued for a host of call records,

Made public by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff ,

During last year’s impeachment investigation of President Trump can remain concealed from the public.

Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group,

Filed a lawsuit in December against Schiff and his committee seeking access to

“the controversial subpoenas issued for phone records,” including those of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Judicial Watch pointed out that Schiff’s impeachment report included:

“the publication of the private phone records of Giuliani,

Congressman Devin Nunes,

Journalist John Solomon,

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow,

attorney Victoria Toensing, and other American citizens.”

SCHIFFS RECORDS STAY SECRET RULED BY JUDGE

But last week, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that Judicial Watch,

“has no right to demand disclosure of the requested subpoenas and responses thereto issued by HPSIC in connection with the impeachment inquiry of the President, and the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution provides immunity from suit to defendants.”

“Absolutely no allegation is made —

and no evidence suggests

That HPSCI or its chairman acted ultra vires or in a manner contrary to the U.S. Constitution,

Or a statute in issuing the subpoenas at issue, or receiving the responses thereto, in connection with the impeachment inquiry,” the judge ruled. 

Here, the requested subpoenas were issued as part of HPSCI’s investigative effort and such issuance,

Though undeniably a form of Committee action,

Was so preliminary to any final recommendation that this action lacks the legal significance to constitute a ‘public record.'”

In response, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the court ruled “that Schiff,

Or any member of Congress can’t be held accountable for this unprecedented and potentially criminal abuse of power.

Every American should be concerned about a ruling that suggests Congress has unlimited power,

To take and publish their private phone records!” The conservative group is considering an appeal.

Schiff’s legal team, led by Douglas Letter, the Democratic-led House’s general counsel,

Told the court in March that “these requests and subpoenas were integral to the Committee’s inquiry,

And consistent with its mandate to investigate and issue a report” about whether Trump should be impeached.

The president was impeached by the Democratic-led House in December on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress,

But acquitted after a trial in the GOP-led Senate in early February.

SCHIFFS RECORDS STAY SECRET RULED BY JUDGE

Conservatives criticized Schiff for the tactics he employed.

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes called Schiff’s actions a “gross abuse of power.”

The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel condemned “Adam Schiff’s surveillance state.”

In their filings, Schiff’s lawyers argued Judicial Watch “has not demonstrated that the public interest in disclosure outweighs the House Defendants’ interest in nondisclosure.”

Judicial Watch’s lawsuit argued, “The records are of critical public importance as the subpoenas were issued without any lawful basis,

And violated the rights of numerous private citizens.”

The watchdog further claimed that “disclosure of the requested records would serve the public interest,

By providing information about the unlawful issuance of the subpoenas.”

Schiff’s lawyers claimed “the doctrine of sovereign immunity” deprives the court of jurisdiction over House Democrats,

He argued the records sought by Judicial Watch “are absolutely protected by the Speech or Debate Clause” of the Constitution,

Asserted the subpoena documents are not “public records” and aren’t subject to public access,

Judicial Watch “fails to state a claim because Congress has created a comprehensive scheme for the review of government records

The Freedom of Information Act.”

Judicial Watch countered earlier this year, saying, “Instead of the selective, self-serving information released publicly by Defendants,

The public has a significant interest in fully understanding the unprecedented actions taken by Defendants,

In subpoenaing telecommunications companies, without any court supervision,

And releasing records of the President’s personal attorneys, a journalist, and even a fellow member of Congress.”

Schiff’s team argued that “as part of its impeachment investigation,” the House Intelligence Committee “issued subpoenas,

To telecommunications providers for certain records” and claimed, “the information obtained in response to the subpoenas,

Furthered the Committee’s investigation by establishing connections — specifically, telephone contacts,

Between relevant individuals at key points in time.” The Democratic lawyers pointed to one specific example,

Claiming that “in the days immediately preceding the ousting of then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch,

SCHIFFS RECORDS STAY SECRET RULED BY JUDGE

The records showed repeated telephone contacts between the White House and Rudy Giuliani,

Between Mr. Giuliani and Lev Parnas,

And between Mr. Giuliani and Ambassador John Bolton,

Suggesting a coordinated effort to remove Ambassador Yovanovitch from her post.”

A member of the Federal Communications Commission has also raised concerns about Schiff’s actions during impeachment.

Brendan Carr, who was picked by Trump to serve as an FCC commissioner and was confirmed by the Senate in 2017 and again in 2019, wrote to the California Democrat in March to say he was troubled by Schiff’s actions.

Schiff’s impeachment report referenced at least 3,719 pages of such records,

And Carr pointed to Section 222 of the Communications Act,

Which “prohibits any telecommunications carrier from releasing customer call records except as authorized by the customer or as required by law.”

The FCC commissioner said, “Federal law has long protected the privacy and confidentiality of Americans’ call records.”

“As a country, are we comfortable with one political party in Congress having the unilateral & unchecked power,

To secretly obtain & publicize the confidential call records of any private citizen, journalist, or government official?”

Carr asked. “Chairman Schiff has been doing exactly that.”

When Schiff was first criticized for collecting and publishing private call records, he dismissed the concerns.

“The blowback is only coming from the far right,” the California Democrat said last year.

“Every investigator seeks phone records … Here, we had testimony that the president charged Rudy Giuliani with carrying out this plot.

Naturally, we wanted phone records to point out they had those conversations.”

DAWG SAYS: SO MUCH FOR TRANSPARITY IN GUVMENT


DEMOCRATS WANT VP PICKED

DEMOCRATS WANT VP PICKED

BIDEN’S DELAY INTENSIFIES

JOCKYING BETWEEN HOPEFULS

DEMOCRATS WANT VP PICKED SOON TO HELP PARTY

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has extended his vice-presidential search by as much as two weeks,

Intensifying the jockeying and lobbying between allies of the women who hope to join his White House.

Even some longtime Biden allies worry that the process has become “messier than it should be,”

pitting women, especially Black women, against one another.

The dynamic threatens to undermine Biden’s effort to use the vice-presidential search to spotlight some of the party’s brightest female stars during the highly public vetting process.

And it’s already providing President Donald Trump’s campaign an opening to dig up dirt and launch attacks on potential rivals.

“It’s been relentless. It’s been unfortunate. But I must say it’s been predictable,” said Donna Brazile,

The former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee.

“It’s extremely disappointing, because many of these attacks . . . are being made by Democratic men who should know better.”

“I would hope that in this selection process, we are mindful that Black women – and women of color – deserve respect,” she added.


DON’T EVER CROSS GRANDMA (VIDEO)

DON’T EVER CROSS GRANDMA

Portland protester outed by his own grandmother after she identified him as alleged ‘bomber’ seen in videos

A Portland protester was outed by his own grandmother after she identified him by the protective vest he wore,

And that could be seen in video footage — a vest she bought him, according to reports.

DON’T EVER CROSS GRANDMA

A protester was caught on film throwing what appeared to be an explosive device at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse,

A frequent target for attacks during the roughly two months of protests in the city.

The explosion from the device reportedly created a concussion that could be “heard and felt more than a block away,” police had said.

The protester wore a green vest with the word “ICONS” printed on it.

Karla Fox, 69, claimed to immediately recognize the vest as the one she had bought for her grandson,

Gabriel “Rico” Agard-Berryhill, according to the New York Post.

GABRIEL “RICO” AGARD-BERRYHILL

Berryhill Multnomah County Sheriff photo of Gabriel Agard-Berryhill

“I bought the vest for him after he found one online after getting hit with rubber bullets the night before at the protest,” Fox told the Post.

Authorities say security cameras caught 18-year-old Gabriel Agard-Berryhill throwing an “incendiary object” into the entrance of the building near midnight on July 28, causing an explosion inside the downtown courthouse.

The man officials later identified as Agard-Berryhill was reportedly dressed in a green vest with camouflage pants and wearing a mask.

“Investigators observed the person in other protest-related videos posted online,

Wearing the same vest and attempting to hold a shield in front of a naked woman,” a Department of Justice (DOJ) statement said Friday.

Investigators said they were able to figure out the identity of Agard-Berryhill after finding a product review on Twitter,

Written by a supposed relative of the assailant — along with a picture that matched the description of the individual in the footage.

“I got this [vest] for my grandson who’s a protestor downtown, he uses it every night and says its does the job,” the alleged relative wrote.

Investigators further found the same picture on Facebook and said they were able to positively identify Agard-Berryhill.

Fox said she posted a review for the vest,

As well as posted a photo to Facebook of her grandson posing in the non-bulletproof vest.

She initially identified her grandson in a tweet, the Daily Mail reported.

Fox told that Post that when she last saw her grandson last week, he said he was peacefully protesting and “protected a girl.”

A man in the same vest, identified as “Rico” in an affidavit,

Appears in a viral July 18 video using a shield to protect a nude protester dubbed “Naked Athena.”

“I don’t condone any of this,” Fox told the Post. “I am amazed at all of these events.”

Agard-Berryhill, 18, appeared to confess to “misguided involvement” in texts to the Post on Thursday,

But he did not take credit for the bombing.

“The device I’ve been accused of allegedly throwing was allegedly given to me by an unknown protestor with full face coverings,”

Agard-Berryhill wrote to the paper.

“I was allegedly told that it was a strobe firework that wouldn’t damage the building or harm anyone around it.”

“Law enforcement has not contacted me for any alleged crime as of right now,” he claimed.

According to the Post, Agard-Berryhill later told his probation officer that he wanted to turn himself in.

He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, the paper reported.

He has been charged with felony arson and faces a minimum of five years in prison if convicted.

He was later released without bail.

He told a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent that the device he was told to throw,

Had “yellow cardboard packaging with blue stripes, was the size of a small ‘V8’ can, and had a green fuse,” the Post reported.

Fox said her grandson is currently on probation for a felony conviction when he was a minor, the Daily Mail reported.

She said he spent the past two years at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in southern Oregon,

And recently talked of turning his life around and getting a job at Amazon.


DAWG SAYS:

IT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME HOW MANY OF THESE GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT TURNING THEIR LIFE AROUND AFTER THEY GET CAUGHT OR KILLED.


WEIRD WAR STORY

WEIRD WAR STORY

‘It’s too weird to have been made up’

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS O’Bannon off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California on March 1, 1951

WEIRD WAR STORY ABOUT POTATOES FIRED AT THE JAPANESE

Buried in the annals of naval history is the World War II story of a U.S. destroyer that defeated a Japanese submarine,

Done with a bombardment of potatoes, but the plaque commemorating the victory is missing.

The plaque was once housed in the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, but it now cannot be located.

A Navy officer with a penchant for unusual history said Thursday he is hunting for it along with the details of the story,

The story which has a number of versions.

‘When I first heard about the story as an ensign,

I thought it was quite amusing,’ said Commander David Edwards, 37, of the Navy’s office of legislative affairs in Washington.

‘People have always told sea stories and I personally wanted to ensure this is remembered.’

The saga took place on the USS O’Bannon.

The O’Bannon, manufactured in the Bath Iron Works shipyard,

Served with distinction in the South Pacific and was the only American ship at Guadalcanal to escape serious damage,

While still sinking a fearsome Japanese battleship.

According to the potato tale,

The O’Bannon was on patrol off the Solomon Islands in April 1943 when it encountered a Japanese submarine.

The O’Bannon’s crew began firing on the submarine and shot off its conning tower, meaning the submarine would flood if it submerged.

But the captain of the sub brought it right next to the destroyer so that the crew of the O’Bannon could not aim its big guns at it.

The Japanese submariners came topside and crew members of the O’Bannon then pelted them with potatoes from a storage locker.

But particulars of the story vary.

One account says the Japanese thought the potatoes were hand grenades and threw their guns overboard.

Another holds the submariners panicked and submerged the sub and it sank.

And yet another holds that the potatoes kept Japanese at bay until depth charges were readied.

A less romantic version says the potatoes were just thrown by the Americans in anger.

Whatever happened, ‘It’s too weird a story to have been made up,’ said Nathan Lipfert,

Curator of the Maine Maritime Museum, where the commemorative plaque was kept until the late 1970s.

When a new ship was being commissioned under the same name as the O’Bannon, the plaque was to have been transferred to it.

‘It was sent to the Naval Historical Center in Washington,

But somehow never made it to the new O’Bannon,’ Edwards said. ‘Where it is now is completely unknown.’

DAWG SAYS: ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS?