Morby

Wonderful little story from How We Die by Sherwin Nuland.  A mother of three was at some sort of public market, and was busy buying something for one of the daughters when another one screamed.  The girl screamed because a man had grabbed her sister, thrown her to the concrete, and was busy stabbing her repeatedly.

Two men tried to stop him; they couldn’t.  The stabber simply shrugged them off.  One of the men repeatedly kicked the assailant in the head; he didn’t notice, he just kept stabbing the girl over and over in the head, neck, and chest.

A larger group of men finally got the man off the girl.  He had been serving time for a similar crime, but was released to a halfway house where some measure of autonomy was granted.  At the first opportunity, he signed himself out, bought a seven inch hunting knife, and attacked the ten year old girl.

Once the mother could reach her child, she could do nothing but watch her daughter die.  The little girl’s face demonstrated no fear or pain; endorphins were rushing through her system, an evolutionary tactic designed to release humans from the grip of fear and panic and allow them to move when threatened with a predator.  Within a minute the girl’s eyes glazed over, and a few minutes later she died of blood loss.

The point that struck me — when Max is finally caught by that lion, it’s not going to hurt, unless he survives.

Thanks, evolution.

All Right, Let’s Just Do This Thing.

Fuck.  This.  Shit.

DemocraticUnderground

We are joined by long-time election fraud investigator and author Richard Hayes Phillips, to discuss all of that and his detailed report about the unusually large apparent voter turnout numbers in many rural WI municipalities and the difficulty citizens have in verifying and overseeing those numbers. As Phillips explains, there are horrible public reporting requirements for both results and for same-day voter registration provisions in the state.

“At a minimum, the problem is a lack of transparency,” Phillips tells me today. “We have no way of knowing how many registered voters there are . If you don’t know how many registered voters there are, you don’t know if too many ballots were cast.” His report finds that, based on the latest state-reported voter registration numbers, there were “193 towns with turnout of 90% or better, 25 towns with turnout of 95% or better, and 7 towns with turnout of 100% or better.” Those exceedingly high turnout numbers are likely lower in reality, due to same-day registration in WI, but the lack of reporting requirements for those numbers is “unacceptable”. – Brad Blog 11/28/16