Alleged Chinatown murderer was the prime suspect in a shooting last year, prosecutors said, but he was never charged Ortiz, citing Joyner’s “cooperative” demeanor with police, released him on his own recognizance. She did tell him to surrender his guns, ammo, and permits to CPD within 24 hours of his release. Joyner pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor on October 28 in exchange for a sentence of two days in jail — time he already served after his arrest, according to court records. He was allegedly still carrying his revoked Firearm Owners ID card when police arrested him for killing 71-year-old Woom Sing Tse in cold blood on Tuesday afternoon.
Security camera footage showed Joyner pointing a gun with an extended magazine out of his driver’s window and firing seven rounds at Tse, who was walking to buy a newspaper around 12:30 p.m., Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said. Joyner pulled his car closer to Tse, then fired six more shots as Tse covered his head and ears, then fell to the ground, according to Murphy.
Video shows Joyner getting out of his car and calmly walking over to the fallen Tse who was yelling from the ground, Murphy said. Joyner allegedly fired eight more shots at close range before returning to his car and driving away.
Murphy said that Tse died from gunshot wounds to his forehead, the top of his head, his hip, the back of his neck, and his right temple. The veteran prosecutor offered no motive for the killing except to say, “sometimes individuals just do evil things.”
— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) December 8, 2021
The Creativity Vacuum You were an American, and so you created like an American, which is to say that you said “fuck it” and made whatever the hell you wanted, damn the critics and the consequences. This new creative American scene mostly exists on Twitter and on the podcast circuit, completely disconnected from the major institutions that provide not only funding, but cultural cache. Most of the writers and artists in this scene, artistic outsiders by nature, would be open to the idea of publishing in a right-leaning outlet if it existed, but the fact that the institutional Right hasn’t conceived of such a space, epitomizes its absolute creative and artistic bankruptcy.
Oh – Vivienne! Was there ever such a torture since life began! – to bear her on one’s shoulders, biting, wriggling, raving, scratching, unwholesome, powdered, insane, yet sane to the point of insanity, reading his letters, thrusting herself on us, coming in wavering trembling … This bag of ferrets is what Tom [Eliot] wears round his neck. – Virginia Woolf on T.S. Eliot’s first wife, Vivienne.
Rittenhouse Says ‘F— You’, LeBron Immediately Falls To Ground | Ahhhh!” James cried when he saw the video, dropping to the ground in apparent pain and suffering. “O the pain! O the suffering! The agony!” He rolled around for several minutes, grasping his ankle. “Call an ambulance! I am literally dying! I legally died several minutes ago!”
It’s Time To Panic: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Omicron | Has killed far fewer people than Democrats’ lockdown policies so far. There has been far less panic around Omicron than the government was hoping for, so they’re pushing up the release schedule of the Pi variant to early 2022. Pfizer has said their vaccine works against Omicron. In other news, Apple has announced that the iPhone 13 may also provide some protection against the variant, if purchased new and at full price. Omicron is far worse than other variants, unless you count deadliness, contagiousness, and severity of symptoms.
The Creativity Vacuum If the Right focuses on embracing writers and artists with classically American sensibilities instead of merely rejecting wokeness, it will attract top-tier thinkers whose main concern is the freedom to produce and create content without the cultural commissars breathing down their necks. It must be made clear, however, that the bow-tied number crunchers will not be the new commissars. Writers and artists must be allowed to create freely, which is to say that they will certainly produce work that will occasionally offend the sensibilities of the right-wing intelligentsia.
PSA: It’s 2021. Anytime someone tells you that a noose was used in an attack, there is a virtual 100% chance they are lying.
The smart-phone generation which brought us 327 make-believe genders, really doesn’t practice ancient, noose-tying skills in their off time. https://t.co/YQrCxS1bBQ
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 12, 2021
Did women in academia cause wokeness? So, why would the influx of women into academia have contributed to its leftward shift, and to the rise of woke activism in particular? As the psychologist Cory Clarknotes, women are consistently less supportive of free speech than men, and consistently more supportive of censorship. Compared to men, they’ve more likely to say: that hate speech is violence; that it’s acceptable to shout down a speaker; that controversial scientific findings should be censored; that people need to be more careful about the language they use; and that it should be illegal to say offensive things about minorities.
Mme Scherzo – “The day when God is absent, when He is silent —… — that is the beginning of prayer. Not when we have a lot to say, but when we say to God ‘I can’t live without You. Why are You so cruel, so silent?’ This knowledge that we must find or die — that makes us break through to the place where we are in the Presence. If we listen to what our hearts know of love and longing and are never afraid of despair, we find that victory is always there on the other side of it.”
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman.https://t.co/SyxFnnboM1
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 12, 2021
How Activist Teachers Recruit Kids – by Abigail Shrier Middle school kids, apparently, did not have endless interest in sitting around with their teachers during lunch discussing their sexual orientations and gender identities. “So we started to brainstorm at the end of the 2020 school year, what are we going to do? We got to see some kids in-person at the end of last year, not many but a few. So we started to try and identify kids. When we were doing our virtual learning – we totally stalked what they were doing on Google, when they weren’t doing school work. One of them was googling ‘Trans Day of Visibility.’ And we’re like, ‘Check.’ We’re going to invite that kid when we get back on campus. Whenever they follow the Google Doodle links or whatever, right, we make note of those kids and the things that they bring up with each other in chats or email or whatever,” Baraki can be heard to say. Beyond electronic surveillance of kids’ internet use, “we use our observations of kids in the classroom—conversations that we hear—to personally invite students. Because that’s really the way we kinda get the bodies in the door. Right? They need sort of a little bit of an invitation,” Baraki says in the clip.
New Zealand says indigenous ‘ways of knowing’ are equal to modern science For those paying attention, the educators who guide California teachers in the creation of middle school LGBTQ clubs asserted the following: they struggle to maintain student participation in the clubs; many parents oppose the clubs; teachers surveil students electronically to ferret out students who might be interested, after which the identified student is recruited to the club via a personal invitation.
“I’m the teacher who runs our morning announcements,” Caldeira can be heard to volunteer. “That’s another type of strategy I can give you. I’m the one who controls the messaging. Everybody says, ‘Oh, Ms. Caldeira, you’re so sweet, you volunteered to do that.’ Of course I’m so sweet that I volunteered to do that. Because then I control the information that goes home. And for the first time, this year, students have been allowed to put openly LGBT content into our morning announcement slides.”
Caldeira gushes about the student “team” she assembled to help with the announcements: “Three of the kids on the team, two of them are non-binary, and the other one is just very fluid in every way—she’s fabulous. So it’s actually a nice group. And the principal, she may flinch, but she [flinches] privately.”The Kids Are All Right — Bill Whittle shows you where the fight is
A look back: on desperately wanting to elect Joe Biden – The New Neo That carefully-cultivated “state of anguish” – a sort of delusional hysteria – was not just important to a 2020 victory for the Democrats; it was necessary, and they knew it. For the rest of us, on the outside looking in, it was a lesson in how Orwell wasn’t far off when he described the Two Minutes Hate and its unifying effects, and how something somewhat similar could be employed to influence and guide a modern voting public, and people who consider themselves intelligent and sophisticated.
‘It is a celebration of my body!’ Meet the people who had their first tattoo after 60 | Tattoos | The Guardian For many older people, tattoos came with baggage. Now, social mores have changed and for those in their 60s, 70s and 80s: “The stigma associated with prisoners’ tattoos, or sailors or misfits getting them, has disappeared,” says Louise Krystahl, a tattoo artist. That may be why she now gets a lot of clients over the age of 60, who feel ready for their first tattoo at her studio, Inkscape, in Bexhill-on-Sea. She once tattooed a ladybird on the wrist of a woman in her 80s.
“For older people, it’s usually a sentimental reason, not just that they fancy a butterfly,” says Krystahl. “Some of them have a new lease of life, or want to tick it off their bucket list.” The pandemic, she says, may have spurred on others: “I think people are doing stuff they have thought about for a long time and it has given them the impetus.”
MURDER BY COMMUNISM As a government’s power is more unrestrained, as its power reaches into all the corners of culture and society, and as it is less democratic, then the more likely it is to kill its own citizens. There is more than a correlation here. As totalitarian power increases, democide multiplies until it curves sharply upward when totalitarianism is near absolute. As a governing elite has the power to do whatever it wants, whether to satisfy its most personal desires, to pursue what it believes is right and true, it may do so whatever the cost in lives. In this case power is the necessary condition for mass murder. Once an elite have it, other causes and conditions can operated to bring about the immediate genocide, terrorism, massacres, or whatever killing an elite feels is warranted.
Finally, at the extreme of totalitarian power we have the greatest extreme of democide. Communist governments have almost without exception wielded the most absolute power and their greatest killing (such as during Stalin’s reign or the height of Mao’s power) has taken place when they have been in their own history most totalitarian. As most communist governments underwent increasing liberalization and a loosening of centralized power in the 1960s through the 1980s, the pace of killing dropped off sharply.
Communism has been the greatest social engineering experiment we have ever seen. It failed utterly and in doing so it killed over 100,000,000 men, women, and children, not to mention the near 30,000,000 of its subjects that died in its often aggressive wars and the rebellions it provoked. But there is a larger lesson to be learned from this horrendous sacrifice to one ideology. That is that no one can be trusted with power. The more power the center has to impose the beliefs of an ideological or religious elite or impose the whims of a dictator, the more likely human lives are to be sacrificed.
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— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) December 10, 2021