Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/19/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/19/2010In reaction to the announced boycott by the City of Los Angeles due to Arizona’s new immigration law, an official on the Arizona government’s utilities commission has threatened to cut off Los Angeles’ electricity supply.

I never thought I’d live long enough to see headlines like that one. This is a civil war, 21st-century style.

In other news, Russian investigators have confirmed that more than one passenger was in the cockpit of the Polish airplane just before it crashed near Smolensk on April 10, killing 96 Polish political and military officials.

Meanwhile, an increase in retail price inflation, coupled with wage stagnation, has caused greater financial hardships to British workers than they have experienced in decades.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Fjordman, heroyalwhyness, Holger Danske, Insubria, JD, KGS, REP, TB, Vlad Tepes, Zenster, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Misanthrope said...

It is not that the official is threatening to cut off the electrical supply, it is that he states that they are willing to renegotiate the contract which the DWP and the City of Los Angeles have for buying the power from plants in Arizona that they have fractional ownership of. In other words, he's calling their bluff about a boycott.

Anonymous said...

Somebody other than authorized pilots were in the cockpit? That puts terror or political assassination back at the top of the list.

heroyalwhyness said...

randian . . . more

Two excerpts from link:

". . .The voice of one was identified, and the Polish investigators are expected to report on the identities of the others shortly. . ."

How many otherS? and

". . .Members of the commission established that there had been no terrorist act, no explosions, no fires and no technical failures and the plane’s engines kept working right until the crash, the chairperson of the Interstate Aviation Committee Tatiana Anodina said.. .