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Afghan interior ministry employee sought in NATO killings
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Viktor Bout Transferred to Brooklyn Prison - General Pop, baby
Posted by: newc || 02/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who is General Pop, and why does he have a baby?
Posted by: gromky || 02/26/2012 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  The Russians let him get pop. NY stuck him in with population. What are the chances Russians have no baby in that Prison?

Think they will have him shanked? Answer your question?
Posted by: newc || 02/26/2012 0:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, I suppose I'll have to hit the books to stay up on the latest prison slang.
Posted by: gromky || 02/26/2012 5:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Gromky: I will translate. The Feds have decided on a course of action where it will be very easy for the Russians to pass him messages or get messages from him, and/or kill him outright in an untraceable manner and blame the killing on us.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/26/2012 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  who cares, everyday ppl have too sweat it out in general population so why not him. He is no threat , he'll step on the wrong toes and catch a shank in a kidney.
Posted by: chris || 02/26/2012 10:07 Comments || Top||

#6  U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled on Friday that Bout there was "no rational basis" to believe... that he had connections to terrorists or engaged in violent acts.

I dunno Judge, maybe that conviction of "providing material support to terrorists" might be the rational basis yer lookin for...just sayin.

Posted by: DepotGuy || 02/26/2012 10:14 Comments || Top||

#7  #5 who cares, everyday ppl have too sweat it out in general population so why not him. He is no threat , he'll step on the wrong toes and catch a shank in a kidney.

For the people he used to work for and sell to, that would be considered a best-case scenario. For us, not so much.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/26/2012 11:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Photobucket
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/26/2012 16:20 Comments || Top||

TV show explores how to Make Bradford British
Posted by: ryuge || 02/26/2012 01:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
6.8 earthquake strikes Siberia near Mongolia
Posted by: ryuge || 02/26/2012 01:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under:

#1  HMMMMM, Siberia - well, judging from the late night + post-Midnite auroraes oer Agana Bay, + other signs, I knew it was somewhere NW or NNW of Guam.

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/26/2012 4:51 Comments || Top||

China commits to new infrastructure investment in Rason
Saw this over in "North Korean Economy Watch".
Follow-up to a story we've been looking at for a while.
Rason (South Koreans would pronounce the initial "R" as an "N") is an ice free port in the Sea of Japan. Rason was formally known as Rajin-Sŏnbong.

China has secured the rights to build three new piers at Rason, one of which will be dug out to accommodate 70,000 ton vessels.

China will build a power plant, an airfield, and a new rail link to the Chinese city of Tumen. A rail link already exists between Rason and Tumen but it is 156 km in length (and slow). The new link will be just 55 km. China will invest about $3B US.

Note that a rail link already exists between the Russian eastern border town of Khasan and Rason. Of the three currently existing piers, one is leased by Russia and the other by the Chinese.
Making it easier for the Norks to play a shell game when exporting internationally banned items.
Posted by: Mike Ramsey || 02/26/2012 11:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: WoT
Guilty plea in Michigan explosives case
A Michigan man accused of buying and hiding more than 4,000 pounds of explosives [ANFO] with enough potential firepower to equal the Oklahoma City bombing has pleaded guilty to one count, though his attorney insisted Wednesday that his client had no violent intentions, saying "He had no intention of hurting anybody, destroying anything. He would have used them eventually for business." A wired informant provided evidence: A sheriff's detective listening to the recording heard the informant ask Lechner what he planned to do with the material, and Lechner replied: "When the government gets taken over, we will be mercenaries."
I guess you could call that a 'business'
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under:

India removed from WHO list of nations with polio
NEW DELHI: India has marked a major success in its battle against polio by being removed from the World Health Organization’s list of countries plagued by the crippling disease. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad says the WHO removed India from the list Saturday after the country passed one year without registering any new cases.

The milestone is a major victory in the global effort to eradicate polio and leaves only three countries with endemic polio — Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. India must pass another two years without new cases to be declared polio-free.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh praised some 230,000 volunteers who traveled across India to vaccinate children and said India’s success against polio “shows that teamwork pays.”
Posted by: Steve White || 02/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well done, India! Not like Pakistan, where polio is on the rise, because everyone knows the inoculations steal Muslim manhood and female virtue.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2012 18:14 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
P-47 ice cream machine.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2012 16:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [322 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Need a diagram and retrofit instructions for an A-36.......
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 02/26/2012 18:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Both have some interesting history. P-36 Was designed by Edgar Schmued, workaholic. Yes, from Germany. The P-47 was a couple of Russian designers. The P-47 had eight fifty calber/ four per wing. Good story.
Posted by: Dale || 02/26/2012 21:53 Comments || Top||

Helicopters, why do they hate us?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2012 05:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Methinks somebody might have gundecked the preventive maintenance somewhere along the line...
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 02/26/2012 11:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Besides the helicopter I'm thinking a change of underwear is in order as well.
Posted by: Past Master of the Obvious || 02/26/2012 18:29 Comments || Top||

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