R.I.P. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

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From ESPN:

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, one of the most renowned managers and commentators in the history of professional wrestling, died on Sunday. He was 73. Although a cause of death has not yet been confirmed, Heenan had been battling throat cancer since 2002.

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What the hell is an incel?

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It seems like with privilege comes a delusion of being oppressed. So, it’s less than a surprise to know there are men who think that they have it hard simply because they’re males and that feminism is the main obstacle blocking their “liberation” despite that living in a male dominated society where patriarchy still reigns supreme.

Yep. You read that correct. It’s men who ‘re struggling. Not women.

If and when you hear them, you’d think they’re young boys who think girls are icky and have cooties. But these are grown-ass men. Some young. Some old. All bitter.

However, there are some who are the fungus in the bog that is men’s activism. I recently learned that there’s a word for them, incel, which is a portmanteau of ‘involuntarily celibate’. An incel is usually a male who’s pissed off at women for one main reason. As implied in his designation, he can’t get laid.

To an incel, women are supposed to be sexual to ALL men, including and especially himself. He sees them more as sex drones and less like people. And when he sees women so much as talk to a guy, the incel is pissed off.

Even a woman getting freaky with a statue for laughs will set them off.

Incels believe that the reasons they’re alone and untouched are due to their physical ‘flaws’ and(or) social awkwardness. They never consider that maybe, just maybe, it’s their raging misogyny or shitty personality. Why would they? They think they’re the real victims in a world where women chase after ‘alpha males’ while leaving ‘beta males’ like them in the wasteland to rot.

Of course, the irony is that while they see women as sex objects, they won’t hold back in calling them sluts, among other disgraceful names, and then wonder why women won’t go near them.

You would most likely find incels in the darkest corners of the internet venting their 19th century anger in subreddit forums, for instance. Some of them are also members of hate groups. It’s plausible seeing as how a lot of Neo-Nazis and alt-right goons see white women as machines needed to procreate and keep the Caucasian race going on Earth, and how their biggest threats are the penises and sperm of blacks and Jews.

Is there any wonder why they see Donald Trump as their savior?

They seem harmless trolls that dwell in their rooms allowing their minds to go idle, but incels – when pushed far enough – can be threats in the real world with enough hatred and firepower to take out their frustrations on innocent people. The most recent and memorable example was Elliot Rodger, the young dude responsible for terrorizing Isla Vista, California on May 23, 2014 taking out six people and injuring fourteen others all because he couldn’t get a woman that would fuck him.

Another lesser known incel helms from Australia. White supremacist Michael James Holt threatened to carry out a mass killing at a mall in New South Wales, because – you guessed it – he couldn’t get a date. Thankfully, he was arrested and charged before he could carry out his rage-filled ambition.

Some incels don’t hold back on how much they see women as problems. They are rape apologists. They salute any act of violence against them, even if it results in deaths. And they’re pissed off enough to blame them for damn near everything, including the fall of the Roman Empire.

Yet, some of them think they’re good guys. But it’s hard to agree with their own self-assessment that they’re good when checking out their misogynistic rants online. Obviously, they need help and soon before we see more mass killings done due to their unhealthy and unchecked thirst for sex.

White Clumsiness and Racial Hoaxes: White Guy Hurts Himself By Accident, and Blames It on a Black Guy

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From Raw Story:

Minnesota man was arrested on Wednesday after he accidentally shot himself in the arm—then told police he was attacked by an armed “black male.”

Brent Patrick Ahlers, a 25-year old security guard at St. Catherine University, shot himself in the shoulder Tuesday night, prompting a campus-wide lock-down and building-to-building school sweep, City Pages reports. Authorities conducted an “exhaustive” search for the suspect after Ahlers told police a “black male” was responsible for his injury.

Police was reported to have been working hard to find this guy, but stopped when Ahlers confessed that he was responsible for his own shooting.

St. Paul Police eventually called off the search after they failed to locate the suspect. It wasn’t until the following day that Ahlers admitted he pulled the trigger “while handling a gun he wasn’t supposed to have on campus,” according to City Pages. The security guard was reportedly afraid of losing his job.

Ahlers has been charged with falsely reporting a crime.

Lisa Clark, who lives in St. Paul, told City Pages about the atmosphere caused by this wild racial goose chase:

“I was angry that he subjected the entire neighborhood to this huge police presence, that people were afraid being out and about,” she said, noting Ahler’s false reporting tapped “into people’s racism.”

If this sounds familiar, you may have heard of a similar story a few weeks back involving Joshua Witt. Witt from  Sheridan, Colorado, wrote on his Facebook page that he was stabbed by a random black guy because he had a Neo-Nazi haircut. The mainstream news media was starting to take attention to this story. Infowars blowhard Alex Jones used this story to promote the myth of excessive black-on-white crimes.

Welp, the story was a fake. Witt actually stabbed himself by accident. 

It seems like when it come to accidents resulting in getting themselves or others hurt, white people can’t seem to handle being seen as clumsy. Is this due to come ego-driven push to deny that they’re capable of making thoughtless mistakes. And, as usual in a white racist society, they see blaming it on nonexistent black people as an acceptable way to cover up that they’re human like anyone else?

Usually, I come down hard on these people. And I will.

Look, we all fuck up. To err is human. But there seems to be this sick need to try to blame their mistakes on others and cause trouble for the entire community. This is what racial hoaxes help do, turn entire communities and group of people into potential suspects for a crime no member of said group committed.

The stories of Brent Patrick Ahlers and Joshua Witt should be lessons to us all that if we make mistakes, we should own up to them. And since these two morons are white guys, the lesson should be to don’t cover up your stupid asses by blaming black guys and take responsibility for your lack of knowledge for handling weapons properly.

The Death of Kenneka Jenkins

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Who was Kenneka Jenkins?

She was a 19 year-old Chicago teen who went out to a party with some friends Friday night around 11:30 p.m. Sadly, she was found dead in a suburban hotel freezer that following Sunday after midnight.

How did Jenkins die?

Unknown. Autopsy reports are still pending as of this writing, and police are tight-lipped. However, the story has taken the internet by storm as many people, including Jenkin’s mother and sister, suspect foul play.

What do people on the internet think?

Many people also suspect that something’s fishy, so much so that they believe Jenkins was violated by a group of men prior to being murdered and left in the freezer. There are other conspiracy theories that center around robbery, trafficking and rape. So far, nothing is confirmed as to what led to her death.

Are there any clues to Jenkins disappearance?

From Essence:

 Police told the teen’s family that they spotted her on surveillance video from the hotel “staggering” near the front desk around 3:20 a.m. Saturday. According to reports, the police initially believed she went into the freezer by herself. 

Police confirmed Tuesday that they were investigating a video posted by one of Jenkins friends on Facebook. The video, which has since been viewed millions of times, appears to show Jenkins and others in the hotel in the hours before her disappearance. According to Rosemont spokesman Gary Mack, police have identified most of the people in the video, which shows a woman in glasses, speaking to the camera. In the reflection of her glasses, you can see part of the hotel room, where Jenkins is apparently sitting.

Currently, it is not known how Kenneka died. However, we must avoid jumping to conclusions and blaming the victim i.e.  we shouldn’t say things like,”She should’ve been more careful about the people she called her friends.” Nothing is known about what happened to this poor girl yet. But I hope and pray we get some answers soon.

Keep in touch with your preferred news source for continuing updates.

A Biracial 8 Year-Old Boy Was Injured From Almost Being Lynched

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From Valley News by the Daily Kos:

Claremont — Activists and community members in Claremont are calling on police to provide more information after allegations that a young boy was injured late last month in a racially motivated incident.

The family of an 8-year-old biracial boy said he was taunted with racial epithets by a group of young teenagers and then intentionally pushed off a picnic table with a rope around his neck in the backyard of a home near Barnes Park.

Ten days after the incident, aside from confirming an ongoing investigation, police have refused to release any details about the case, citing the confidentiality that protects juvenile proceedings.

But Twin State activists involved with racial justice issues said that by not offering any information about the case, officials could be stifling an important community conversation about racism.

“Folks don’t just deserve to be informed about what’s going on; it is imperative that we disseminate this information,” said Mark Hughes, the co-founder and executive director for Justice for All, a Vermont-based group for racial justice. “Because to not do this feeds into the problem.”

Hughes noted that while the incident occurred on Aug. 28, it took more than a week for it to become public, and that was only because of a widely shared Facebook post by the boy’s mother.

“I am upset and saddened and angered about how the police and city officials have chosen to play this,” said Kendra Colburn, of Strafford, a member of the Upper Valley chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice. “(They) all seem like they do not want media attention on this story, and I am concerned about that. I am really concerned that we can’t change what we don’t know about or refuse to look at.”

As he has done repeatedly, Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase on Thursday declined to comment on the case, citing confidentiality laws that protect juveniles.

Chase has confirmed that there was an incident involving juveniles on Aug. 28 that remains under investigation.

In an interview on Thursday, he acknowledged that he has received several inquiries from people both in and out of Claremont, and though he is constrained on what he can say, he said he has reassured each person that the police department is committed to getting to the bottom of all complaints it receives.

For good reasons, Chase said, criminal investigations involving juveniles are kept confidential.

“Mistakes they make as a young child should not have to follow them for the rest of their life,” Chase said.

We all know what the sentiment and reaction would be if the colors of the children were reversed. Angela Helm of the Root commented on this response as posted on the Daily Kos:

*Notice how he called these predators “young children,” infantilizing the white teens. Conversely, teens like Trayvon Martin are made out to be hulking, menacing adults. Chief Chase seems to be centering the perpetrators’ feelings and futures, all but forgetting about the trauma of a little boy who had his so-called friends hang him from a tree to the point where he had to be medevaced to a hospital.

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Hurricane Irma: A Modern Day Example of God’s Fury: UPDATE

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Days after the US, particularly Texas, was beaten down by Hurricane Harvey, the land is threatened by another storm that makes Harvey look like a drizzle.

Irma, like most hurricanes in the Atlantic, was formed  off the coast of the African continent as a wave. It slowly but surely grew in intensity having the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center keep an eye on her. However, they were awestruck when it grew in both size and intensity.

In a short time, as far as hurricanes go, it became a monstrous Category 5 storm with winds clocking in at 185 MPH and wind gusts at over 225 MPH. Meteorologists have called the storm “unprecedented, catastrophic and destructive”. Some even thought to call it a Category 6 storm!

Sure enough, it lived up to its reputation. It’s taken the lives of 21 people as it roars its way through the Caribbean. Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic and poverty-stricken Haiti have already been hit. It leaves behind devastation resembling the Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bomb droppings.

And it’s not through yet.

The beast has set its sights on South Florida around the Miami-Dade county area, and is still a major hurricane even though it lost a little strength downgrading it to a Category 4 with wind speeds currently at 155 as of this writing. (It may have been upgraded back to a Category 5, or it will be.) Heavy damage, extreme flooding and powerful winds are still a threat. The damage could be in the billions of dollars, and the loss of life is certain.

Evacuations have been under way for a couple of days before the storm was close to Floridian waters. However, as with most hurricanes, some people have chosen to ride it out and take chances. After all, Florida is the hurricane capital of America. So, they’re bracing for hell to come.

After its onslaught, Irma, according to forecast data and spaghetti models, will march its way northward up the state into Georgia. By then, it would have weaken greatly, but will still present hazards to the region as a weakening Category 1 or tropical storm. High winds, heavy rain, storm surges and tornadoes are strong possibilities as it continues north to its eventual resting place in Eastern Tennessee, North Georgia and Western North and South Carolina.

My hometown was in the cone of uncertainty, an area of likelihood based on weather information of where hurricanes will travel. Thankfully, the cone has moved slightly west, out of my area, and chances are that Irma will be a tropical storm by the time it brushes up against my town. But that doesn’t mean I should let my guard down. I learned from Matthew.

Millions of buildings will be damaged. Millions of people will be without power for some time. It may take weeks or months to rebuild. Irma will serve as an example of Mother Nature’s wrath to the extreme. That is, until another hurricane breaks her records.

UPDATE: Irma has been re-upgraded back to a Category 5. Weather and spaghetti models have predicted that the storm will make landfall west of Miami and will move its way up the western coast of florida. However, it will still be massive enough that effects will be felt across the state and neighboring states.

SECOND UPDATE: Irma has been downgraded, again, as a strong Category 4 hurricane. It’s project cone of uncertainty has moved further west to now include almost all of Florida, most of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee,  Kentucky, and parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.

THIRD AND FINAL UPDATE, BECAUSE THIS STORM IS CONFUSING: Irma has been downgraded once again as a Category 3 hurricane creeping towards West Florida.

For more up-to-the-minute information, please turn to your preferred weather source.

R.I.P. Walter Becker

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From Rolling Stone:

Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67.

“Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967,” Donald Fagen wrote in a tribute to Becker. “He was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny.”

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R.I.P. Melissa Bell

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From Singersroom:

Former Soul II Soul member Melissa Bell, 53, has died. Her daughter, singer and UK X Factor winner Alexandra Burke confirmed the sad news via Twitter.

A statement from the family reads: “It is with the heaviest and saddest of hearts that the family inform you our beautiful, funny and loving mom, Melissa Bell has passed away.”

“Our beautiful mother gained her wings on Monday 28th of August 2017, a day that has changed our lives forever. We will never forget her unconditional love, support, charisma, strength and courage throughout her life. We are eternally proud and thankful to call her our mommy. We would be grateful if you could respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

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Some links for those who wish to donate to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey

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https://www.gofundme.com/hurricane-flood-victims

“Hello My Name Is Cleven Gilmore Jr. Also Known As DJ CLEVE. I Am Going To Use My Platform To Show Love And Raise Money For The Hurricane Victims During These Terrible Times. I Was Just In Houston And Was Shown So Much Love And Now Its My Turn. On Behalf Of Myself And My TNT (Thursday Night Team) Family We’re Going To Raise Money To Send And Help The Victims… HURRICANE HARVEY CAME AND HURT, BUT ME AND DJ CLEVE TNT FAMILY WILL COME AND HELP…..
Help spread the word!”

*NOTE* This fundraiser may end on September 1st. If you want to donate here, you may have to do so as soon as possible.

https://give.hands.org/campaign/hurricane-harvey-response/c142948

Tropical Storm Harvey has dropped a record breaking 49 inches of rain, bringing mass flooding to southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana.

Federal officials say the storm will send 30,000 people to shelters and spur 450,000 victims to seek some sort of disaster assistance.

All Hands’ work is the essential next step after the life-saving work of emergency responders winds down. We are in contact with FEMA, state emergency management officials and Texas VOAD to determine where our services are needed most.

This is our largest disaster response to date, as we will operate within multiple impacted areas. Therefore, your support is critical.

Please donate today to help the thousands of Texans who desperately need immediate assistance.

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Donation

The HSUS Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in Texas, helping animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The team deployed to Texas before Harvey hit to make room in local shelters and move animals out of harm’s way. Now, we are working with local officials on animal rescue and transport. At this moment, we are on the ground rescuing animals in Dickinson and League City, and we are moving animals out of San Antonio.

This work is only possible because of generous people like you. When you donate to the Disaster Relief Fund, you ensure that we’re ready to answer the call when animals are in urgent need.

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey

https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims affected by the recent floods.The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

**All fields are required except for “Business Name” and “Address 2”. Billing information MUST match credit card used**

If experiencing technical difficulties, donate from your mobile device. Text HARVEY2017 to 91999 to support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation

Donate to provide emergency medicine and supplies today. Right now, Americares is in Texas, distributing water, aid and mobilizing medical outreach with our local partners. Thousands of people are in desperate need of aid, medicine and basic supplies but we can’t keep up with demand. You can help them! Send your gift today!

With your gift, you will let survivors of Hurricane Harvey know that Health is on the Way.

https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9534789/k.9D36/Hurricane_Harvey.htm

Hurricane Harvey’s punishing rains, fierce winds and raging floods have left a wake of devastation. Vulnerable children and their families have been forced to evacuate their homes, not knowing whether they’ll still be standing when they return.

Our emergency responders are working around the clock to provide family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Harvey survivors. To help children and families in shelters, Save the Children has expanded our emergency response programs in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas and are delivering shelter supplies in Austin.

As far as I can tell, these links are all legit. (The first one is my DJ Kleve, and he’s real.) However, if you plan to give money, blood, food or other items to an organization or fundraiser, please make sure that it’s a legitimate cause and not a scam. If any of these links seem suspicious to you, don’t give. But if you still want to donate something, either go online and look for sites you trust, check for any local, state or national organizations and fundraisers or start your own relief fund.

Thank you for helping.