“Girl crime” and police misconduct

Given the extreme gender ratio among inmates of U.S. prisons, https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_gender.jsp it goes without saying, that all manner of crime committed by females is rampant and all but unprosecuted throughout the United States. Of course this does not occur without the protection and complicity of their male protectors and guardians who accord them a certain […]

The “men’s rights” movement

I am not really sure how well “men’s rights” hangs together as a coherent movement or effective activism. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons keeps statistics on inmate gender. https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_gender.jsp Over ninety percent of prisoners are male. We cannot reasonably discuss the “human rights” or “civil rights” of defendants in criminal cases without coming around to […]

PayPal is broken

PayPal has confirmed that a researcher found a high-severity security vulnerability that could expose user passwords to an attacker. The researcher, Alex Birsan, earned a bug bounty of $15,300 (£11,700) for reporting the problem, … public disclosure of the vulnerability, “the login form.” PayPal confirmed that, “sensitive, unique tokens were being leaked in a JS file used by the […]

Iran claims responsibility for shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane

Iranian officials blame heightened tensions with the U.S. for what they say was the unintentional shooting down of a Ukrainian jetliner. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/11/795599878/iran-admits-to-shooting-down-ukraine-plane-by-mistake At least the Iranian leaders did admit some degree of culpability, but that’s quite a stretch of sarcasm to call it a “mistake” to shoot down a plane with 176 non-combatants aboard. A […]

Persecution and harassment of “Targeted Individuals”

There is a truth-or-consequences moment whenever the subject of “targeted individuals” is brought up. There is a great deal of effort to discredit us and everything we say. “Perps” or perpetrators, as they have sometimes been known, play it as a cat-and-mouse game. They hire on as security or local police somewhere, and they revel […]

Bandy X. Lee and CDU/CSU psychiatry

Bandy X. Lee, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, founded the World Mental Health Coalition after convening a conference at Yale on the president’s mental health. She is the editor of the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President” and more […]

Lebanon’s “travel ban” on Carlos Ghosn

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/09/business/carlos-ghosn-lebanon-travel-ban/index.html https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/lebanon-issues-travel-ban-for-former-nissan-chief-ghosn http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2020/Jan-09/498873-lebanon-issues-travel-ban-on-ghosn-judicial-source.ashx This is not a hostile action by Lebanon against Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn. There’s an international arrest warrant out for the guy, and Lebanon is still harboring him. Ghosn issued a statement — his second this week — seeking to distance his Lebanese wife and family from any role in his escape. […]

Fake Army draft?

Text messages were reportedly sent out to notify young men that were being drafted into the U.S. military. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/military-draft-this-is-a-trap-draft-fraud-makes-young-americans-nervous/ https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/08/politics/us-army-fake-text-messages-military-draft-trnd/index.html https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/debanjalibose/us-army-fake-draft-text Some of the messages warned of prison sentences up to 6 years for failure to report for military duty. The Army warns it’s a scam, but there are still laws on the books, that […]

The Iranian missile attacks

The Iranian missile attacks on U.S. military assets located in Iraq did not appear intended to cause direct attributable loss of life. Instead Iran is flaunting “established” rules of engagement and assumed international conventions for warfare in collaboration with the U.S. Democratic Party’s restraint on any possible retaliation, with the same modus operandi as Hezbollah’s […]