Heap o' Links Tue Nov 16, 2021

Links and videos political and amusing

A♠ Morning Report - Tue Nov 16, 2021
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Golden Pre-Christmas Card Cafe
Ace of Spades ♠ with videos to help you sleep better; maybe.
h/t Clyde Shelton on A♠
China’s CCP Concealed SARS-CoV-2 Presence in China as Far Back as March 2018
The Ethical Skeptic, Nov 15, 2021

A world inquiring about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 has been met with repeated antipathy and lack of cooperation on the part of the Chinese Communist Party. Consequently, any speculation that the CCP concealed the presence of SARS-CoV-2 prior to December 2019 must be researched through an examination of corroborating yet circumstantial evidence. Inference which may be ascertained only through prosecution along a series of must-answer critical questions.

h/t Pixy Mesa on A♠ Tech Thread
Russia may have just shot down its own satellite, creating a huge debris cloud

Russia appears to have tested an anti-satellite weapon and in the process created an entire cloud of anti-satellite weapons, with over 1500 pieces of high-velocity shrapnel being tracked and innumerable smaller pieces posing a hazard to everything in low Earth orbit.

h/t Skip on A♠
The law according to ADA Binger
Neo, Nov 16, 2021

(1) If you carry a gun you have no right to self-defense against an unarmed man, even if that person is trying to grab your gun. You have to take your chances that he won’t successfully grab it and use it to kill you.

(2) A bigger gun always beats a smaller gun, and so if someone points a gun at your head that’s smaller than your gun, you have no right to shoot in self-defense.

(3) The best thing to do in a gunfight is to put your weapon on the ground and put your hands up to show how friendly you are.… [more]

h/t JackStraw on A♠
The Disturbing Story of the Rittenhouse Case's Mysterious 'Jump Kick Man'
Dan O'Donnell, Nov 16, 2021

The enduring mystery of the Kyle Rittenhouse criminal trial, which went to a jury Tuesday, has been the identity of "Jump Kick Man." As Rittenhouse ran away from a crowd of people, he testified that one of the pursuers hit him in the head with his skateboard. When Rittenhouse fell to the ground, Jump Kick Man flew through the air and stomped on his head. Rittenhouse fired two shots at Jump Kick Man, but missed.… Jump Kick Man is a 40-year-old Black male from Kenosha with an extensive criminal record who was at the time of the Rittenhouse shootings on probation following a conviction for domestic violence battery. He faced a maximum sentence of nine months in jail, but less than two months before he kicked Rittenhouse, he accepted a plea deal that netted him 12 months' probation. The following year, he violated the terms of his probation and was sentenced to seven months in jail.… Jump Kick Man has a criminal record that dates back more than two decades, with multiple felony convictions for car theft, ID theft, drug possession, and escaping custody.

Brian Stelter Gets Owned - By EVERYONE!
Mark Dice, YouTube, Nov 16, 2021 (5:51)

We're done for... ***EMERGENCY MEME REVIEW***
Zeducation, YouTube, Nov 16, 2021 (15:00)

Weird Historical Coincidences
Sideprojects, YouTube, Nov 16, 2021 (12:13)
Born on this day: 15 Nov 1932
British singer, actress, and composer Petula Clark, who had the 1961 UK No.1 single 'Sailor', and the 1967 UK No.1 single 'This Is My Song', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles. She scored the 1965 US No.1 'Downtown', becoming the first UK female singer to score a No.1 single in the US. In America, Clark was dubbed "the First Lady of the British Invasion". via thisdayinmusic.com
Petula Clark - I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
Rock LeGarde, YouTube, Nov 26, 2013 (2:52)
I know I don't comment here often, at the least to thank you all for making this place special for me, but Petula Clark compelled me to. Well not really, it was MH's blurb about here that did it. Thanks for that MH. I never realized just how special she is. You didn't mention her signature song Downtown, which I couldn't recall but I felt it was missing so I looked it up. Lo and behold in the search, I also found out that she had hit singles in German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Not her English songs being hits in those countries but she sang them in those languages. Amazing, she actually went to the 'trouble' to do that for fans in those countries, and while I haven't followed through, I suspect she actually knew the languages.

Again, thanks for instigating me to learn that about Petula Clark, for causing me to listen to Downtown and YT, and most of all thanks for brightening my day, every day.

Here's Petula singing Downtown in German:

Posted by: Dusty on A♠
h/t on A♠
Petula Clark - Geh in die Stadt
(Downtown, German)

pygar9999, YouTube, Jun 19, 2010 (3:05)