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2019-10-02 10:47 by Karl Denninger
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Senator Sanders is reported to have been hospitalized with chest pains in Las Vegas.

The problem with being an old man is, well, that you're an old man.

It gets more-severe if you win, by the way -- the office of President isn't exactly a cake walk.

This ought to end Sanders run.  It probably won't, but should -- and it definitely will play into any future he might otherwise have should he get the nomination.

Like it or not the public will perceive this -- and not without cause -- as a heart attack, or something close to it.  Unstable angina (e.g. chest pains but not a heart attack) is almost as bad.

Quit now Bernie.  Yeah, I know, you don't want to.  But let's face it -- falling over dead on the campaign trail isn't exactly conducive to either winning or enjoying anything more out of this life, and at 78 you're just simply too old, and thus medically unfit for the job.

Update: Reports are now that he just underwent emergency surgery for a blocked artery.  He's done as a Presidential candidate folks.

Pocahontas, no matter how you feel about her, now has a near-lock on the nomination.

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2019-10-02 10:28 by Karl Denninger
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Tweetdeck has been hosed since late afternoon yesterday.

Twitter itself appears to be fine, but Tweetdeck is not.  It looks like perhaps someone is attacking their internal authentication systems, as it goes "on and off" in terms of being able to get at accounts.

Exactly what's going on here is not known but it definitely is screwing anyone who uses Tweetdeck (including myself) as a means of news collection and watching.

Heh Twatter.... coming up on 24 hours being hosed now!  Gee, such competence.

NOT!

Update 12:23 CT - Looks like it's sort of fixed.  No more errors, but still running slowly.  Who knows if it's actually fixed or not..... we'll see.

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2019-10-01 12:17 by Karl Denninger
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The Dallas officer who claimed "honest mistake" in going into the wrong apartment, finding a man there (it was his apartment) and killing him has been convicted of murder.

Amber Guyger, the white Dallas cop who shot black neighbor Botham Jean when she mistook his apartment for hers, on Tuesday was found guilty of murder.

She faces a maximum of life in prison.

The dead man was unarmed (not that it matters in this instance) sitting in his own place eating a bowl of ice cream.

Incidentally the difference between manslaughter and murder is intent.  If you recklessly kill someone that is manslaughter.  If you intend to kill or seriously injure (or kill during commission of another felony) then generally, in most states, it's murder.

The jury found that she intended to shoot the victim; she did not negligently shoot him, she meant to shoot him and by definition shooting at someone reaches the threshold of intending great harm or death.  That's the distinction and it's what the jury found.

Sentencing should be interesting.  In Texas the sentence can be as little as 5 or as many as 99 years, and the circumstances will dictate that.  Keep your eye on the sentencing hearing, in other words.

It's about damn time and I hope she serves the rest of her natural life in the slam-slam.

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And would that be foreign election interference run through and at the behest of one specific member of Congress, specifically one Adam Schiff?

Oh look what we have here...

 

What is this?  It's not speculative either -- this is backed by official government records.

Specifically, his employee post-travel disclosure form.

Who paid for the trip?

The Atlantic Council which is funded in part by Burisma, "Open Society" (George Soros) the UAE (!!) and Facebook along with the US Department of State.

No, there's no corruption here, right Adam?

Prison.

Now.

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2019-09-27 17:13 by Karl Denninger
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Ok folks, it's time to hold government accountable.

As in the Federal and State Governments, plus producers.

Under felony criminal liability.  Manslaughter.

Seeking answers, NBC News commissioned one of the nation's leading cannabis testing facilities to test a sampling of THC cartridges — 18 in all — obtained from legal dispensaries and unlicensed dealers.

The findings were deeply troubling.

Of the three purchased from legal dispensaries in California, the CannaSafe testing company found no heavy metals, pesticides or residual solvents like Vitamin E.

But 13 out of the other 15 samples from black market THC cartridges were found to contain Vitamin E.

CannaSafe also tested 10 of the unregulated cartridges for pesticides. All 10 tested positive.

For what?  Myclobutanil.

That's a fungicide.  And it's dangerous -- specifically, when heated it turns into hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen chloride -- that is, vaporous hydrochloric acid.  Inhaling either of those, even in very small amounts, is going to **** you up.

And by the way, you don't need to vape the product to have the problem either; smoking the weed would also heat the fungicide and do the same thing!  Ditto for any other extract from the same plant!

So who's doing this?  Where's the supply coming from that is tainted with a product that turns into cyanide when smoked?

Want a guess?

This stuff is a common product used in vinyards for fungal control.  Of course you don't smoke your grapes; you turn them into wine and the material would be washed off the unbroken grape skin.

Best guess -- this is cross-contamination from vinyards that are likely using the stuff heavily.

Then that batch of weed fails required testing for the legal market -- or is grown illegally in the vicinity of vinyards without any testing at all -- and is diverted into the black market.

There is no safe way to consume marijuana contaminated with this stuff -- it doesn't matter whether you smoke it straight-up as flower, vape or smoke an extract (e.g. in a dab rig, etc.)  That this stuff is circulating on the black market is bad news as that chemical, if present, is going to decompose into really nasty byproducts when heated.

So where are the regulators and the source of these "products" needs to be traced and the responsible parties jailed.

Right ****ing now.

These people are literally selling a product laced with cyanide.

In addition we must insist that the Federal and State Governments immediately de-schedule marijuana and that a formal testing and regulatory framework be put into place now to stop this ****.  I am willing to bet that 99% of this crap or more is coming from outdoor grows in California -- whether they're allegedly "legal" suppliers or not.

Bathtub gin stopped killing people when alcohol was again made legal and was regulated for purity and content.  Cut the crap -- now -- or you ALL need to go to prison CONGRESS and Mr. TRUMP.

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