MUDER HORNETS FOUND IN WASHINGTON STATE

MUDER HORNETS FOUND IN WASHINGTON STATE

Murder-hornet sightings in Washington state prompt urgent search for nest

SEVERAL SIGHTING HAVE OCCURED

Evidence of six sightings of Asian giant hornets, known as murder hornets, in Washington state have prompted an urgent search for a possible nest.

State agriculture officials are working to find and destroy a nest before the hornets enter their “slaughter phase,” when they kill honeybees, which are crucial for pollinating some of the state’s staple crops, such as raspberries and blueberries.

Murder hornets’ attacks on honeybee hives tend to increase around this time of the year, said Sven-Erik Spichiger, a department entomologist, during a virtual news conference Friday.

Many farmers in northwestern states depend on honeybees to pollinate their crops.

The first of the recent sightings occurred nearly two weeks ago when a private landowner in the town of Blaine in Whatcom County, near the Canadian border, captured two murder hornets.

MUDER HORNETS FOUND IN WASHINGTON STATE

When the state Department of Agriculture responded to the sighting on Sept. 30, a scientist trapped one hornet alive, a first for the agency, spokeswoman Karla Salp said during the news conference.

Other Blaine residents reported several other sightings that same week.

The number of murder hornets found suggest that a nest has been established in the area, said Spichiger. “We hope to locate the nest in a couple of weeks and eradicate it.”

In order to successfully eradicate the nests, murder hornets need to be caught alive.

TRACKERS ARE BEING USED

Agriculture department staff tried to glue a tracker on the one murder hornet they trapped alive, hoping to follow it to its nest, Spichiger said. But the glue didn’t dry fast enough, and the tracker fell off. Scientists hope to capture another live hornet soon and try again.

Besides decimating entire honeybee hives, the Asian giant hornets can deliver agonizingly painful stings to humans. There is also evidence that the giant hornets are also attacking native wasps and hornets, Spichiger said.

The invasive insect typically found in China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam and other Asian countries was first documented in Washington state late last year. It’s unclear how it arrived.

At least 14 hornets have been found in the state over the last year, according to the state Department of Agriculture’s Asian giant hornet dashboard.

Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia are the only places the hornets have been found in North America.

There have been reports from Asia of murder hornets stinging people so often they have died.


HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMING Qanon

HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMING Qanon

Seventeen Republican congressmen and Justin Amash vote against House resolution condemning QAnon

HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMING Qanon

Seventeen Republican congressmen and Justin Amash vote against House resolution condemning QAnon

The House passed a resolution condemning the conspiracy theory movement known as QAnon, but 17 Republicans and Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, a libertarian, voted against it.

H.R. 1154 passed on Friday 371-18, with one person voting present. QAnon is a right-wing conspiracy group that believes, among other things, that a group of powerful politicians is involved in a child sex-trafficking ring.

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia was one of those who voted nay but later explained on Twitter that he did so unintentionally and instead meant to vote yea.

In addition to the 17, 33 Republican members of Congress abstained.

NOT TOO MANY WANTED TO EXPLAIN

Only a few of those who voted no have publicly explained why.

“The resolution threatens protected speech (absurd as that speech may be), and its prescriptions for addressing QAnon aren’t appropriate for what we know about them & may make things worse. These are conspiracy theorists who believe in a deep state that’s fighting against them,” Amash wrote on Twitter.

“In the middle of a global pandemic, while our cities are subjected to violence and hardworking Americans are watching their livelihoods be burnt to the ground by rioting, leftist groups,” Florida Rep. Daniel Webster told the Washington Examiner, “Democrats in Congress are giving legitimacy to fringe groups that peddle in conspiracy theories. I never thought I’d live to see this day — instead of passing a bill to renew the Paycheck Protection Program or condemning rioting, looting, and violence against law-abiding citizens, Democrats are railing against an internet group.”

Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina said in a statement that while he condemned “in the strongest terms QAnon, Antifa, KKK,” the resolution “was yet another worthless messaging bill that does absolutely nothing to address the violence taking place in cities throughout our nation.”

He added: “For Congress to pass a resolution condemning QAnon by name, but make no such mention of other violent organizations, is shameful.”

A LIST OF NO VOTERS

Beyond the four congressmen mentioned above, others who voted against the resolution included Reps. Jodey Arrington of Texas, Brian Babin of Texas, Rob Bishop of Utah, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Michael Burgess of Texas, Warren Davidson of Ohio, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Drew Ferguson of Georgia, Bill Flores of Texas, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Steve King of Iowa, Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Tiffany of Wisconsin.

The Washington Examiner contacted the offices of all of these congressmen for comment but did not immediately hear back.

President Trump came under fire weeks ago after he avoided directly condemning QAnon. Trump also endorsed Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is running for Congress in Georgia and has voiced support for the conspiracy theory.

DAWG SAYS: SOMEBODY HAD A PET PEEVE HERE BUT YET THEY WILL NOT EVEN ADMIT THE EXISTENCE OF ANTIFA.

DO NOT FORGET TO TYPE ANTIFA.COM INTO YOUR BROWSER TO SEE WHERE IT TAKES YOU.


NEVADA ADVENTURES DREAMLAND DRIVE IN THEATRE

NEVADA ADVENTURES DREAMLAND DRIVE IN THEATRE

Spend An Evening At Nevada’s First And Only Drive-In Theater For Endless Enjoyment

You’ll find just about every type of entertainment imaginable in Las Vegas—that’s no secret. In this bustling desert metropolis, there are a plethora of dinner shows and performances that are constantly ready to fill you with wonder. However, there’s one destination that’s putting a unique spin on a not-so-typical dinner show. The Dreamland Drive-In is the city’s first drive-in dinner theater and it’s the perfect place to go for an evening of unforgettable entertainment.

Las Vegas is always serving up creative forms of entertainment. This is especially evident with an attraction called Dreamland Drive-In, which opened earlier this year to become the world’s very first drive-in dinner theater!


Dreamland Drive-In is a concept by Fresh Wata Studios,
a production house looking to provide the community with some social-distancing-friendly fun.
Their outdoor shows take place at a warehouse-turned-venue, and guests remain in their cars the entire time.

Dreamland Drive-In put on their very first production before summer with the Drive-In Drag Show.
Showcasing amazing performances and singing by top-tier performers, the event was a huge hit.
Since then, the Drive-In Drag Show has hit the road and been performed in various Utah destinations.

NEVADA ADVENTURES DREAMLAND DRIVE IN THEATRE

LOTS OF FUN TO BE HAD

The shows at Dreamland typically include a variety of theatrical effects, live music, and video projections to make the evening truly memorable. Shows were paused for the summer, but there are several shows coming up that you don’t want to miss!

Coming up are events like Nightmare Drive-In for Halloween,
which promises to “introduce an entirely new form of immersive entertainment that will have you screaming for more.”
The Holly Jolly Drive-In is another holiday-themed show that will bring the joy of the holiday season alive.

The drive-in will also host comedy shows, as they have done in the past. All shows have a snack bar where you can purchase tried and true favorites like popcorn and candy, delivered to your car via online ordering.

There’s no such thing as a dull evening in Las Vegas.
Check out Dreamland Drive-In for an evening of socially distant fun and endless good times!
You can visit their website for more information.

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You can visit their website for more information.
3905 W Diablo Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118


CALIFORNIA OFFICER FIRED AFTER 2nd SHOOTING

CALIFORNIA OFFICER FIRED AFTER 2nd SHOOTING

Willie McCoy was killed in 2019.

California cop fired fatally shot 2 Black men in one year including A young rapper

A California police officer has been fired after fatally shooting a Black man — but he was only canned because another officer was in his line of fire.

Ryan McMahon was terminated Wednesday, six months after his police chief in Vallejo, Calif., recommended his firing.


McMahon fatally shot two Black men during his time on the force, once in February 2018 and again in February 2019.

55 ROUNDS FIRED IN ONE SHOOTING

On Feb. 9, 2019, McMahon and five other officers fired 55 bullets at Willie McCoy, an aspiring 20-year-old rapper. McCoy had fallen asleep in his car at a Taco Bell drive-thru and was killed seconds after he woke up, body camera footage shows.

Police say McCoy had a gun in his lap at the time. Family members who viewed McCoy’s body said he was shot more than 20 times.

McMahon was fired after an internal investigation because another officer was in his “field of fire” when he shot at McCoy, the San Jose Mercury News reported. McMahon “violated department policies by engaging in unsafe conduct and neglect for basic firearm safety,” Vallejo police said in a press release.

FIRST SHOOTING WAS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE SUSPECT RAN

About 360 days earlier, McMahon shot and killed another Black man, Ronell Foster. McMahon said that he had stopped Foster for riding his bike without a light at night, according to local CBS affiliate KPIX. When Foster fled, McMahon chased him down and beat him with a flashlight. Foster took the flashlight and tried to run; McMahon responded by shooting him to death.

That internal investigation cleared McMahon, but the city of Vallejo paid Foster’s family $5.7 million in August 2020 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit.

DAWG SAYS: 2 FATAL SHOOTINGS IN 12 MONTHS IS NOT AN ISSUE WITH ME AS POLICE OFFICERS THIS CAN HAPPEN.

BUT IT IS INTERESTING THAT THE FAMILY OF THE FIRST ONE WAS PAID A SIZEABLE AMOUNT DUE TO THE OFFICERS ACTIONS AND NO ACCOUNTABILITY BY THAT OFFICER.