Pallywood at its finest

“Pallywood” is a term used to describe “Palestinian” propaganda in the form of staged and faked “news” videos. They have a long tradition of faking videos (often with the full cooperation/collaboration of the media) to engender an emotional response with the goal of increasing support for them and opposition to Israel.

Occasionally, their plans go awry and it becomes obvious what’s going on.

In this prime example, these upstanding, not in any way connected with terrorists, citizens were faking a child’s funeral “Oh…look how the evil Israelis are killing our children”.

But wait, an air raid siren – so everyone runs away…including, after a short delay, the deceased.

Notably, even though the adults involved in the ruse presumably knew that the child they were carrying in the shroud was not really dead, none of them even attempted to help the child flee the potential air raid; they all just dropped the stretcher and ran away.

It just warms the cockles of the heart to see how much these people care about the well-being of their children doesn’t it?

Somehow I don’t think you’ll see any reporting on this in the MSM. I wonder why?

Full disclosure: I have no idea about the provenance of this video and cannot vouch for it’s authenticity. It’s so ridiculous it almost comes across as parody or satire. The kid poking his head out of the shroud like a groundhog, looking around for a second before realizing all the adults had abandoned him, and then running away is just comedy gold. Maybe that’s all this was and it’s being taken out of context…I don’t know.

But I do know that I’ve seen enough of these put on Pallywood videos in the past that this comports completely with their propaganda efforts so my inclination, unless proven otherwise, is to believe it is exactly what it appears to be.

Hat tip to the Geller Report.

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The Mass Shooting you’ll never hear about

And that will never make it into the stats:

Why? Because, thanks to the intervention of an armed law abiding citizen, it never reached the level of a mass shooting.

Hicks was shot multiple times inside of her apartment by Arnold who was armed with a semi-automatic rifle. Arnold continued to shoot his rifle at neighboring apartments. A resident at the apartments heard the gunshots and got a hunting rifle which he used to shoot and kill Arnold.

This is how the anti-gunners deny the utility of armed citizens in stopping mass shootings. When one is stopped by a cop, it’s usually been going on 30 minutes or so before the police even arrive on scene, so there are already more than 4 victims (the lower limit of an incident that defines a mass shooting) before they even get there.

Armed citizens are the first responders because they’re already there when it starts. When they intervene, they often prevent it from getting to the 4 victim level in the first place.

If it doesn’t get to the 4 victim level, it was not a mass shooting so it doesn’t make it into the statistics and they can deny that it ever happened.

Personally, I’d rather have the saved lives than the statistics to back up our contentions, but the fact is that this guy, and many like him, stopped a mass shooting in its tracks before it ever reached that level…and the public will never hear about it because as far as the anti-gunners and their PR wing in the media are concerned, it never happened.

Hat tip to Bearing Arms

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Our road is dangerous

We live on a fairly busy 4 lane city street. The speed limit is 35mph as it’s a residential area, but recently, it’s become more and more dangerous. We’ve always had issues with people driving too fast, but recently it’s been young people in sports cars or on motorcycles racing or showing off and coming off the light a couple blocks down as fast as they can.

This happened Wednesday right before I got home from Baseball practice with my grandson (watch the upper middle area):

That video is from one of our security cameras and it only caught the tail end of it so we can’t see the cause, but if you watch it again, you might notice a blue Mustang screaming by just before the SUV flies across the median and crashes through the across-the-road neighbor’s fence.

My guess is that either they were racing from the light and the SUV lost control, or the Mustang did something aggressive that made the SUV lose control.

Note the family walking their dog right in front of our house when the Mustang goes screaming by right next to them. That Mustang was probably going 60 or 70 mph within inches of that family. Even with our 4k resolution video system we couldn’t get a good still of the plate of that mustang because it was going so fast the stills from the video were too blurry.

Also, the across-the-road neighbor (a nice family by the way) who’s yard the SUV ended up in has two dogs that spend a lot of time in that yard during the day. It’s a miracle one or both of them weren’t killed.

I’ve lived in our house for a long time (like multiple decades) and there’s always been an issue with people driving too fast on that road, but it’s really started getting ridiculous lately. That’s the second crash in that exact location within about a month. The first one resulted in the car hitting one of those small trees in the median and breaking in two. The driver in that one died. Because the car didn’t make it across the median in that one, we didn’t catch any of it on our video. Can you imagine how fast you have to be going to hit a tree and split your car in two? In a 35mph zone.

With that in mind, I haven’t seen our city’s cops running traffic enforcement for a long time. Used to see them pretty regularly sitting the side streets with radar guns, but not for probably two years or so. It’s like they’ve just given up. Or maybe the number of people willing to work as Police Officers has just gotten so low, they don’t have the manpower for it.

At any rate, even more motivation to get our refuge in the undisclosed location ready for occupation.

By the way, that’s moving along. We still haven’t gotten final approval for the loan or closed the deal yet, but we’re at the point where it looks like it’s a done deal at this point, just waiting for all the T’s to be crossed and I’s to be dotted.

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Why would anyone want to be a cop right now?

As I’ve said many times, in the current environment, there are soon going to be only two kinds of cops – the REALLY good ones: who are still doing it because they love the work and have a sense of duty, even though they’re treated like the scum of the earth, and the REALLY bad ones: The ones who “get off” on the power of the badge, who are corrupt, or who are so inept they know they’d never make it in the world of business where you actually have to produce something to succeed.

As the younger generation who’ve come up learning that “All Cops Are Bastards” and that policing is inherently racist reach adulthood, the first kind is slowly going to disappear.

Who, in their right mind, would want a job where you’re hated by half the population, working crap hours, underpaid and expected to perform perfectly in every respect every time without fail…and, even if you do perform perfectly, if the outcome turns out badly, there’s a very good chance you’ll be thrown under the bus, at best lose your job and at worst end up in prison?

Seems I’m not alone in that sentiment.

My advice to my fellow officers is simple: The best thing you can do to take care of yourself and your family is to walk away from the table before the dealer decides to clean you out. If you have the skillset to be successful in this profession, you will be successful outside of it.

It’s worth reading the whole thing.

Be prepared to defend yourself and your family because if we aren’t already on our own out there, we very soon will be.

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Chauvin Trial

I’ve been following the trial of Derek Chauvin vicariously through Andrew Branca’s posts on Legal Insurrection.

The prosecution is wrapping up their “case” and the defense should start with theirs today or tomorrow. The Judge is apparently expecting closing arguments and deliberation to begin on Monday.

Having followed the “case” of the prosecution, and without even having heard anything but cross examination from the defense, I am convinced at this point that if there is a guilty verdict it is a political one not a legal one. Remember, the standard is “reasonable doubt”. If there is a reasonable doubt that the person accused didn’t commit the crime, they are to be found not guilty. In my humble opinion, the prosecution’s case left huge amorphous blobs of reasonable doubt laying around.

In my opinion, if the jury finds Chauvin guilty of anything, it will be as a result of the jury’s fear of repercussions both in the form of riots in major cities, and the potential of them individually being doxxed and their lives being ruined, if not taken outright.

I’d say the most likely outcome is going to be a hung jury mistrial and we’ll have to do this all over again. I think this will happen because there will be at least one juror willing to stand up for what’s right and say “reasonable doubt exists and Chauvin should be acquitted”, and there will be at least one juror who is fearful enough to demand a guilty verdict even though the evidence doesn’t support it. It doesn’t matter what the rest of the jury does, if those two sides stick to their guns…hung jury.

I also have no doubt that the hung jury announcement will result in violence and riots and will make it even more difficult for Chauvin to achieve a fair trial in the next go-round…partially because, thanks to the media, the rioting crowd will find it inconceivable that anyone would fail to convict Chauvin…it’s GOT to be racist because he’s so obviously guilty right?

Legal Insurrection is also on top of that aspect of the story.

What I can say with confidence is that as with the George Zimmerman trial, the public is being misinformed by the mainstream media that this is an open-and-shut case, and if Chauvin is found not guilty it’s because of systemic racism in society and the judicial system.

So, that’s my prediction: There will be a hung jury in spite of the fact that the evidence does not support a conviction, the media will portray it, and the BLM crowd will react to it, as a huge miscarriage of justice and cities will burn. Again. Then we’ll queue up for a new trial in which it will be even more difficult to find an unbiased jury who will reach a verdict based on the evidence and not on fear and we may end up with another mistrial. Rinse, lather and repeat until the prosecution finally is able to seat a jury who will unanimously vote to avert the riots and Chauvin will be convicted.

Being a prediction, I obviously could be almost correct, or even wildly wrong, but any way you cut it, Chauvin’s life as a productive, happy citizen is over. Even if he’s acquitted, he’s going to be bankrupt, he’ll never be able to work again in any capacity, he’ll be hounded by the media and unable to go out in public likely for decades, etc.

All for following published, established Minneapolis Police procedure in doing the job he was tasked to do.

What rational person would want to be a cop in this environment? What a wonderful career: risk your very life on a daily basis to serve the public, while working terrible hours, dealing with the worst society has to offer, for marginal pay and as a reward, you’ll have the opportunity to win worldwide vilification, the ruin of your life and the possibility of a long prison term as a result of doing the very job they pay you to do.

Sign me up.

People think this is going to make policing better? In what alternate reality do you work very hard to convince every rational human being that “cop” is not a desirable profession and yet get high quality, dedicated candidates to apply?

It’s a feature, not a bug. That’s the only rational conclusion.

If it weren’t for the fact that I have to live here too (not in Minneapolis, but in a relatively liberal city in a relatively liberal state), I’d almost be rooting for these idiots to get what they’re wishing for. In fact, when the purchase of my secret remote hideout is finalized and I’ve had some time to get it prepped for emergency evac, my incentive to root against their success will be greatly reduced. It would be entertaining in a “horrifying train crash” sort of way to watch from a safe distance as they try to live in the dystopian nightmare that seems to be their heart’s desire.

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UNPOSSIBLE

You know all those laws that the lefties want to pass to prevent mass shootings…you know, gun bans, universal background checks, waiting periods, concealed carry only by the rich and connected, magazine capacity limits, all that stuff?

They have all of those things in California. So, of course, mass shootings can’t happen there.

ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) — Investigators are expected to release new information Thursday on a shooting at a building complex in the city of Orange Wednesday that left four people dead, including a child, and one person injured.

You won’t see this story in the main stream media for two reasons. The one stated above, and also because (and I’m going out on a limb here since no details have been released) the odds are this was (as usual) not a case of a “white supremacist” going on a racist rampage.

In fact, the fact that it the usual suspects aren’t gleefully dancing in the blood of the victims right now is a clear cut indicator that they already know this story doesn’t advance the narrative, so it will be ignored.

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Modern “Justice”

It’s not a criminal act to vandalize a person’s vehicle and attack them with thrown objects, but it is a criminal act to defend oneself against such an attack.

I want to point out that the guy didn’t pull his gun in response to his vehicle being vandalized, he pulled his gun when the attackers started pelting him with whatever it was they were throwing. Also, he was severely outnumbered. Disparity of force is a factor in the “reasonableness” of the decision to use deadly force.

Some would say he shouldn’t have been there with his flags, that he provoked the response.

My response is, since when does only one side get to express their first amendment rights? The Antifa thugs are a tiny, tiny minority in our society, the fact that we allow them to commandeer the entire conversation because we are too afraid to meet them face to face is why we are losing the culture war. We don’t fight. We sit in the comfort of our homes and shake our heads over it, and when a few brave souls do show up, we vilify them for being so stupid as to stand up for what they believe.

And many cheer the Police arresting them for trying to defend themselves against the mob.

That’s why I find it hard to believe that a “civil war” is brewing as many on the right keep predicting. We as a culture no longer have the will to stand up and fight for our freedom and liberty. The other side definitely has the will to fight for their power to oppress us, but we don’t have the will to resist. There will be a few pockets of resistance, but they will be ruthlessly wiped out and the rest will meekly surrender. By the time things get bad enough for a large enough number of the population to be willing to fight back, it will be way too late and the jackboots will be firmly on the neck of the nation.

As I’ve said many times before, I just hope it takes long enough that I’m dead and buried before this slow motion train wreck comes to rest.

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Wuhan Flu Origins

I have to admit that I’m predisposed to agreeing with this guy:

The US State Department’s former lead investigator who oversaw the COVID-19 task force into the origins of the virus believes SARS-CoV-2 escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology

Why am I predisposed to agreeing? Because that’s what I’ve thought all along.

Let’s see. We have a coronavirus that originated in bats appear in a city…ostensibly in a “wet market”…that just by coincidence happens to house a research lab that specializes in studying coronaviruses and specifically had recently been studying bat viruses, and the lab happens to be right down the street from the “wet market” that the outbreak is blamed on?

As Joe Biden would say C’mon man!

I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night.

Of COURSE it came from the lab. You’d have to be an idiot or member of the media (redundancy alert) to believe otherwise. And I’d say the other half of the guy’s opinion is very likely right on the money too…that the virus:

may have been the product of bioweapons research, according to Fox News.

“But, but but” the media sputters “that’s OUTRAGEOUS to make such a claim without any evidence.”

Except:

In 2016…a Chinese state television commentator claimed: “We have entered into an area of Chinese biowarfare, and including using things like viruses. I mean, they made a public statement to their people that this is a new priority under the Xi national security policy,” according to Asher.

If that’s true, and it should be easily verifiable (at least by the government, I’m sure all record of it has been purged from the internet by now), I’d call that a pretty big red flag. Sort of like how the police react when they find out you said you were going to kill someone shortly before they turned up dead. Maybe not enough for a conviction, but definitely enough to make you the prime suspect. You’d better have an airtight alibi.

Your alibi is the market right down the road? Seriously? Pull my other leg.

I have to wonder if that explains why our fearless leaders went from “hug a Chinese person today” to “let’s shut down the world” within the span of about a week? I’m wondering if intelligence briefings containing the words “biological warfare” got their attention?

At any rate, the one thing I don’t wonder about is the origin of the virus. You don’t have to be a genius to put this together: A virology lab that specializes in coronavirus research and was specifically studying bat viruses just happens to be within a few hundred yards of the epicenter of an outbreak of a strain of coronavirus that originated in bats. The math here is not that difficult for anyone above the IQ of the average MSM “news” reader; which if my calculations are correct, is slightly above that of your typical lemming.

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The Ideological Purge of the Military has begun

Remember all those times that people on the left said that if we resisted their plans to forcibly take away our guns, we’d lose because we can’t fight the might of the US military?

Remember how we responded “but most of the military would be on our side”?

They listened and they’re working very hard to eliminate that problem.

In his memo, Austin announced that the Department of Defense “will not tolerate…actions associated with extremist or dissident ideologies” and ordered all 1.4 million personnel to receive “extremism” training. And he promised it was just the beginning: the “stand-down is just the first initiative of what I believe must be a concerted effort to…eliminate the corrosive effects that extremist ideology and conduct have on the workforce.”

And what to they define as “extremism”?

Supporting the Second Amendment, Supporting the First Amendment, being critical of government, quoting or citing the Constitution, using phrases like “don’t tread on me” or “Molon Labe”, membership in subversive organizations like the Patriot Guard Riders or the NRA, refusing to ignore the plethora of evidence that the 2020 election was stolen, insisting that the federal employees that conducted themselves illegally while engaged in a four year witch hunt for “Russian collusion” after the 2016 election be prosecuted for their crimes.

You know, basically anything a typical middle America, conservative Republican might think, say or do.

It is nothing less than an ideological purge. They want to ensure that the military is loyal to the left.

There is only one way to view this: preparing the field. They are readying themselves for what they know is coming and they don’t want to ensure that, when the military is ordered to turn the tanks and guns and bombs on their fellow US citizens, there will be no balking, hesitation or defections.

When someone constantly tells us we are their enemy and is clearly preparing for war, we should probably take heed.

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