A Muslim teen who claimed a trio of drunks had taunted her as a “terrorist” on a Manhattan subway train has admitted she made the story up. The woman, Yasmin Seweid, 18, is being charged with filing a false report, according to a high-ranking police source.BRAVO to NYPD for breaking tradition and actually PUNISHING a faker. Most false accusers get away with their crimes. There was a flurry of fake "hate" "crimes" here in Spokane after the election. Nobody is bothering to find or arrest those fakers. After all, this is the fucking "city" that celebrated Dolezal's long career of false accusation without arresting or even stopping her.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.