Woman accused of cooking her pet Chihuahua in oven

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“Meredith) — Police said an Oregon woman killed her pet Chihuahua because she believed her ex-boyfriend was inside the dog.

Noelle Moor, 28, placed the dog in an oven and cooked it Tuesday, according to a probable cause affidavit. A person close to Moor called police after she killed the 7-year-old pooch, the Oregonian reported.

“The smell of burnt hair and flesh was still in the air,” the affidavit read.

Moor was taken to a behavioral health clinic before being booked into the Clatsop County Jail on first-degree animal abuse charges.”

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
– Groucho Marx

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Questions of a Stranger in a Brave New World, by Doug “Uncola” Lynn

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Doug “Uncola” Lynn tries to dig through the humungous mountain of pure crap that is today’s intellectual millieu. From Lynn at theburningplatform.com:

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.

– Ecclesiastes 10:2

 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

– 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Today, I read an exercise in surreality entitled:  ”Yes, This Is Going To Be Worse Than Watergate”.  When I first clicked the link, which was posted on Drudge this morning, I thought it was about the forthcoming Inspector General’s report and was hoping it might shed some light…

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Shomari Legghette and the Gun Control Debate

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The “National School Walkout,” accompanied by massive positive media coverage, is now in the books. As I’m writing this the “grassroots” effort are continuing as charter buses across the country are heading to Washington, DC for the March 24th “March for Our Lives.” All with a call to do somethingabout gun violence.

Recently announce Planned Parenthood and the American Humanist Organization, will be joining the “grassroots” march also various gun control groups and the organizers of the “Women’s March” have been behind the efforts from the beginning.

Using Students as Political Props — Michael Ramirez at GoComics

“Thousands of Chicago-area students took part in a nationwide walkout from school on Wednesday, calling for immediate action to prevent gun violence.”

Students in Chicago also took part in the National School Walkout which, for no known reason also including the trashing of a neighborhood Walmart.

This brings me to the case of Shomari…

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Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s ‘least sustainable’ city survive? by Joanna Walters

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A lot of plans are on the drawing board, especially in California and the Southwest, that assume plentiful water. That is no longer a valid assumption. From Joanna Walters at theguardian.com:

Jennifer Afshar and her husband, John, pushed their bikes across the grass and paused to savour the sunshine, while their two boys went to look at the duck pond. Other kids were playing soccer or doing tricks in the skate park, and families picnicked on blankets or fired up a barbecue across from the swimming pool.

“We moved here from Los Angeles, to get away from the rising cost of living and the traffic,” said Jennifer. “When we saw this park, we thought they were punking us it was so good. There’s low crime, the home owners association takes great care of the grass and trees – we like it.”

The Afshars live in the squeaky-clean suburb of…

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The Debtor’s Prism, by Lance Roberts

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You can get so used to debt and opiates that you can fool yourself into thinking the highs they produce are normal. From Lance Roberts at realinvestmentadvice.com:

As noted by Robert Schroeder:

“Last week, the debt hit $21 trillion for the first time, rising from the $20 trillion mark it notched on Sept. 8. The debt is guaranteed to go higher, with President Donald Trump having signed a debt-limit suspension in February, allowing unlimited borrowing through March 1, 2019. Economists expect wider deficits to result from the tax cut Trump signed in December.

While a trillion-dollar increase over roughly six months isn’t unprecedented — there was one in 2009…

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Hillary Clinton, Not Donald Trump or Cambridge Analytica, Is Gaslighting America, by Nick Gillespie

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Donald Trump’s campaign may have used Facebook in 2016 as effectively as Barack Obama’s campaign used it 2012. Suddenly, Facebook poses a threat to democracy and the electoral process. It didn’t back in 2012, of course, at least if you’re a Democrat. From Nick Gillespie at reason.com:

The election of Donald Trump hasn’t just brought a poorly mannered reality TV star into the Oval Office and our newsfeeds. It has also popularized the concept of gaslighting, or tricking rational people into thinking they’re insane. The phrase is a reference to a 1944 movie in which Charles Boyer tries to convince his young bride, played by Ingrid Bergman, that she’s nuts so he can cover up a murder and search for jewels hidden in the house they share (the house’s gas lamps flicker due to Boyer’s late-night searches, hence the title).

Go Google “Donald Trump is gaslighting America” and…

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