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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Authorities identify suspect wanted in fatal shooting of Memphis police officer during traffic stop
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 15:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under:

#1  #WhitePoliceLivesMatter
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/03/2015 15:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Has Rst. Al Sharpton accused the officer of racism yet?

You _know_ it's coming...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/03/2015 15:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Drug related victimless crime ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 15:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Nice that they figured out who it was so quickly.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2015 17:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Nice indeed TW.

Could have resulted in a Detroit bank robbery scenario.

[Caution - links to video]
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 17:28 Comments || Top||

Champ's Top Healthcare Nominee Was Once Embroiled in Medical Fraud Case
[Daily Caller] Andy Slavitt -- President Obama's choice to manage Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid -- was linked seven years ago to a massive medical data fraud scheme that resulted in what was then the largest settlement ever by an insurance company.

If he is confirmed by the Senate, Slavitt will head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, which manages the federal government's three biggest health care programs. He will manage an estimated $1 trillion in benefits that are paid to millions of doctors, patients and hospitals.

Slavitt was CEO of Ingenix, a health data analytics firm at the center of a $50 million settlement in 2009 with then-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and a $350 million settlement with the American Medical Association.

Cuomo and the AMA charged that Ingenix supplied databases to insurance companies that fraudulently calculated reimbursements for out-of-network medical services provided to policyholders, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

Related article.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 03:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Andy Slavitt looks suspiciously like Jonathan Grueber of yesteryear--but that was yesterday and so long ago.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2015 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  "Memory-Hole activation complete"
Posted by: Frank G on the road || 08/03/2015 10:10 Comments || Top||

#3  ...was linked seven years ago to a massive medical data fraud scheme that resulted in what was then the largest settlement ever by an insurance company.
In this administration, it's called experience.
Posted by: Raj || 08/03/2015 11:29 Comments || Top||

Batboy Kaiser Carlile is now in heaven.
Don't try to tell me there is no heaven.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 14:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under:

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Widows battle for palatial home in Mombasa despite court order
[Standard Digital (Kenya)] The succession battle over the multi-billion-shilling estate of slain Mombasa tycoon Shahid Butt escalated after the Court of Appeal in Malindi on Friday ordered one of the widows, Akhtar, to vacate his palatial residence in Mkomani.

The order sparked off violence between the warring parties as they went for each other's throats over who was entitled to the palatial residence, which both widows claim.

The bitter court dispute erupted following Butt's murder by unknown gunmen in Mombasa last year.

Akhtar moved into the Mkomani home where the deceased had been living with his German wife Regine.

Despite separation from Butt, Akhtar' son Haroon and his wife lived in the same house with Regine but this changed rapidly following the murder.

Haroon allegedly invited Akhtar into the home after his father's death and evicted Regine sparking the current dispute but in June, the High Court ordered both widows to live together pending the outcome of the matter.

Akhtar went to the Court of Appeal in Malindi seeking orders to evict Regine and assume full ownership of the house. But Akhtar lost the battle and the Court of Appeal ordered her to leave the house immediately.

On Saturday an attempt by Regine to re-enter the house sparked violence between rival parties. Regine and her lawyer George Miyare were arrested after the fracas but were later released. Mr Miyare accused police, who were called by Haroon to stop Regine's entourage from taking over the house, of siding with Akhtar and her son.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Damn you, Rantburg.

Slip down for a sip, it's a slaughter:
Unworldly things lurk in that water
Whose flowery powers
Devour your hours...
Steer clear of the African blotter!

Also, "Thii ukarie ngima jela!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/03/2015 1:40 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Army, Navy evacuate thousands as water level continues to rise
[DAWN] In its ongoing rescue and flood relief operation, Pakistain Army evacuated over 15,000 flood affected people in Layyah and surrounding areas, the military's media wing said on Sunday.

According to inter-services public relations (ISPR), thousands of food packages were distributed among the flood-hit people while 3,250 patients were treated at the army medical camp.

In Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar Khan, over 52,000 people and 101,000 livestock were also evacuated to safer places.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Massive sand storm swallows Amman, flights diverted to Ben Gurion
It is during the summer in the MidEast when Death gathers the biggest harvest.
[Ynet] Extreme weather patterns and strong winds whipped the Jordanian desert sands across the country, causing near blackout conditions in the nation's capital.
Pictures and video at the link.
The extreme heat felt throughout Israel on Sunday is affecting the entire region as a whole, with one of the weather's hardest hit victims being Israel's neighbor to the east, Jordan.

The strong winds whipping across the kingdom's desert plains caused massive sand storms, forcing changes in the country's air traffic patterns.

The storm prevented flights from landing at Amman International Airport, sending two Royal Jordanian flights to land at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport. Flights operated by other Arab carriers, which cannot land in Israel, were diverted to Aqaba.

The heavy heat wave hitting the region has spurred calls for a national holiday in Jordan. Concurrently, several areas in the country reportedly experienced rain.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I just love the heat when the heat is on. Burn the place up I say. Fake religion Daesh, Fake wars, barbarian idiocy, GOD Haters.

Yes, turn up the heat more.

And Burn Marin County and Pelosi's vinyards too!
Posted by: newc || 08/03/2015 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  The captain of a Syrian airliner gets on his radio and declares an emergency: "Mayday, this is Syrian Air, Flight 174, we have lost an engine and need to land at any airport in the Mideast OTHER than Israel."

No answer.

A short while later he announces, "Mayday, mayday, this is Syrian Air, Flight 174 again. We have now lost TWO engines and ask permission to land at any airport in the mid-east OTHER than Israel."

Still no answer from anyone.

A while later the pilot calls out, "Mayday, mayday, mayday! This is Syrian Air, Flight 174. We are desperately in need of help. We are losing another engine and need permission to land at any airport in the mid-east OTHER than Israel!"

Still no answer from anyone.

Finally, the Captain calls, "Help! This is Syrian Airliner, flight 174, we have only one engine left and it is rapidly failing! Unless we can land we are going to crash. We need permission to land at ANY airport in the mid-east, INCLUDING Israel!"

Shortly thereafter, a voice is heard in the Syrian airplane cockpit:

"This is Ben Gurion air traffic control calling Syrian Air, flight 174. We hear you have a problem."

"Allah bless you," replies the Syrian pilot. "What should we do?"

Air traffic control responded, "Repeat after me: Yisgadal, v'yisgadash . . . ."
Posted by: gorb || 08/03/2015 1:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Air traffic control responded, "Repeat after me: Yisgadal, v'yisgadash Funny!

The Islamic version ends in a beheading or burning.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2015 7:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Amman was 113F yesterday with dew points in the mid 70sF for max heat index in the upper 120sF

below are translations of Q 11:106

YUSUFALI: Those who are wretched shall be in the Fire: There will be for them therein (nothing but) the heaving of sighs and sobs:
PICKTHAL: As for those who will be wretched (on that day) they will be in the Fire; sighing and wailing will be their portion therein,
SHAKIR: So as to those who are unhappy, they shall be in the fire; for them shall be sighing and groaning in it:
Posted by: lord garth || 08/03/2015 11:51 Comments || Top||

Giant, hungry snails are eating the stucco off houses in Florida
[BUSINESSINSIDER] Florida plant detectives are on the trail of a slippery foe, an invasive African land snail that is wily, potentially infectious, and can grow as big as a tennis shoe.
We seen dis movie...
In the four years since Giant African Snails were discovered in Miami, they have slowly but surely spread to new territory, alarming residents in the southern suburbs and the neighboring county of Broward.
I really liked the part where all the people were fighting to get out of Fort Lauderdale...
Their slimy tracks have led agricultural experts on an odyssey of discovery about animal behavior, folk religion, and the precise amount of chemicals and cash it takes to kill the world's biggest gastropods.
... so then the second banana sez something like "I'll take that with a grain of salt!" and the hero sez "Murphy! That's it!" and then the Air Force drops all these salt bombs, and the hero rescues the girl...
Movie doesn't end until the hero gets to kiss the pretty girl...
Since 2011, Florida has spent $10.8 million on the Giant African Snail eradication program, according to state agriculture department front man Mark Fagan.
... and they go walking off into the sunset past all these empty snail shells that are as big as houses...
HGTV series on renovating giant snail shells for housing to follow.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I say we attack with garlic butter (with a bit of thyme) and saute there a$$e$!
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 08/03/2015 4:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Attack of the giant hungry snails? There's got to be a movie.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2015 6:56 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/03/2015 7:29 Comments || Top||

#4  1957 movie 'The monster that challenged the world'

my favorite line

"A giant snail is attacking --- RUN!"
Posted by: lord garth || 08/03/2015 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Sort of a metaphor for current news. "Giant Snail Elected President, Promises Transformation of Society". Or something...
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/03/2015 7:41 Comments || Top||

#6  "I need 10 kilos of salt, stat!"
Posted by: Frank G on the road || 08/03/2015 10:07 Comments || Top||

#7  No worries about a northward migration, Georgia, Alabama. They're not at all fond of doublewides. Lots of Stucco on the Red Neck Riviera however. Not certain how fast they'll reach it, pace..... etc.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 11:15 Comments || Top||

#8  When I read the headline I thought this was about some new tax code the democrats wrote for Florida
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 08/03/2015 13:28 Comments || Top||

#9  We could have snail races. Paint letters on their shells and when the S snail pulls ahead yell, "Look at that S car go!"
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/03/2015 16:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Deacon Blue, you're !@#$%^&***$#%
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2015 16:40 Comments || Top||

#11  Merely foolish :)
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/03/2015 16:56 Comments || Top||

#12  Go to your room, Deacon.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/03/2015 17:22 Comments || Top||

Metal debris found on island not from MH370: officials
[ABC.NET.AU] A piece of metal debris found on an island in the Indian Ocean over the weekend is not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials have confirmed.

Investigators took the debris into evidence on the island of La Reunion, where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to the plane washed up last week.

However, nothing indicated the piece of metal came from the airplane and it has reportedly been discounted as part of a ladder.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was from another 777.
Posted by: gorb || 08/03/2015 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Another??? Do we have ANOTHER triple 7 out there in the ditch somewhere???
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/03/2015 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Andre, you've lost another airliner?
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/03/2015 9:54 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Former Burundi intelligence chief killed in Bujumbura
[AA.TR] General Adolphe Nshimirimana, Burundi's former army chief-of-staff and intelligence chief, was assassinated on Sunday by unknown assailants in Bujumbura's Kamenge district, according to local sources.

"Nshimirimana's car was struck by several rockets and grenades," Willy Nyamitwetold, an advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, told Anadolu Agency.

Eyewitnesses, meanwhile, told Anadolu Agency that the assailants "wore army uniforms and targeted the former general's car with three rockets."

Burundi has been rocked by protest since April, when the ruling party named Nkurunziza -- in power since 2005 -- its candidate for the presidency.

Last month, Nkurunziza won a third presidential term in a controversial poll boycotted by the opposition, which says he lacks the constitutional right to sit for a third term in office.

Since anti-Nkurunziza demonstrations erupted in April, over 100 people have reportedly been killed countrywide, while tens of thousands have fled the violence to neighboring countries.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Nshimirimana's car was struck by several rockets and grenades," Willy Nyamitwetold, an advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, told Anadolu Agency.

"we believe it was a robbery"
Posted by: Frank G on the road || 08/03/2015 10:16 Comments || Top||

The Chagos Islands 40 years on remain a black mark on Britain
[OurKingdon] By 1973, the entire indigenous population of the Chagos Islands was forcibly deported to Mauritius, to make way for a US military base. This month marks the fortieth anniversary of an outrage committed under wraps by the British, still fighting to prevent the return of the Chagossians.
Yes, a very dated article [April 2012], but with Diego Garcia appearing in the news from time to time, perhaps a bit of history might be instructive. A 'black mark' yes, but possibly not just on our cousins.

Related article and assorted bullshi*.

A bit more of the same. You decide.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 14:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Tatars call for intervention in Crimea
[AA.TR] Crimean Tatars called for "international intervention" against the Russian occupation of their homeland on Sunday.

In a statement issued at the end of a two-day meeting in Turkish capital Ankara, the forum of 184 Tatar groups from 12 countries said the freedoms and rights of their compatriots "forced to live under Russian occupation... must be ensured under the supervision of international institutions and prompt and robust international intervention must be made."

Russia annexed the Crimea from Ukraine in March last year in the aftermath of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's overthrow. The UN has declared the referendum that led to the annexation illegal and the international community largely recognizes Crimea as part of Ukraine. The EU, the U.S. and other countries imposed sanctions on Russia following the annexation.

A statement from the Second World Crimean Tatars Congress added that the annexation "cannot be accepted under any circumstances. All necessary measures must be taken to restore Ukraine's territorial integrity."

The group also called for "those who acted with a view to annihilating the Crimean Tatar people" to be brought to justice, as well as for the payment of reparations.

It demanded that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
"strictly apply sanctions on Russia".
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under:

NKorea strengthening border artillery
[AA.TR] North Korea has strengthened its border to cope with a counterattack from the south in the event of war, according to a Seoul government source Sunday -- suggesting there may be substance behind Pyongyang's aggressive rhetoric.

Previously South Korea and its ally the United States were thought to be able to annihilate North Korean artillery batteries within three minutes of a conflict breaking out.

North and South Korea have maintained an uneasy truce since 1953 -- thousands of troops still surround a demilitarized zone at their border.

The South Korean government source, cited by local news agency Yonhap, explained that "changes have been detected in the shape of the bunkers for self-propelled guns, which belong to artillery units of the North's 4th Corps in Hwanghae Province."

North Korea's decision to shift the entrances of the bunkers to face north means that South Korea and the U.S. would have to attempt to nullify the artillery batteries from the air -- risking aircraft and personnel.

South Korea's capital Seoul and its heavily-populated surrounding region is within range of the North's howitzers, which were involved in the fatal shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in 2010.

Memories of that surprise attack, along with Pyongyang's repeated war threats, have placed the South on alert.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  A veritable Maginot Line.
Posted by: JHH || 08/03/2015 13:32 Comments || Top||

Ayn Rand wins again: CEO who raised workers' minimum pay to $70K hits predictable problems
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/03/2015 09:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cause, meet effect.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/03/2015 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Correct me if I'm wrong, but he didn't build that, dad did. Urban trust fund baby type who is just finding out how people and businesses really work or not.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/03/2015 12:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Did somebody leave the irony on?
Posted by: regular joe || 08/03/2015 14:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Read some of the comments and you will understand what got Obumbles elected...

Totally Freaking Clueless!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/03/2015 14:32 Comments || Top||

#5  I call it the "parental welfare state" just as bad for a sense of reality as the extortion funded one.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/03/2015 15:29 Comments || Top||

Blind, stubborn ideology, gross incompetence caused capitulation to Iranian totalitarian theocracy
Lengthy article by Dr. Issac Yetiv. Bluf:
[Kanuk Free Press] Even before the negotiations for the "nuclear deal, "he [Kerry] lobbied to have the sanctions against Iran removed; he took political contributions from Iranian-Americans connected with Tehran; and even on the personal side, his daughter married an Iranian and the best man was no other than the son of the Iranian foreign minister with whom he later negotiated the (in)famous deal. And the two negotiators met a decade ago at the house of George Soros, another anti-American and anti-Israel extreme leftist.

It looks as if the president and his secretary of state are on a mission to praise, protect and defend their enemies, to despise and punish their allies, and to diminish America.

How they could get away with it?

Behrouz (Brian) Nahed and Vanessa Kerry Nahed were both resident physicians at Mass General in Boston.

Link to meeting
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 03:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Diminish America"...? Yes of course. Kerry hasn't changed in nearly 50 years. Little chance he ever will.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2015 4:13 Comments || Top||

#2  It looks as if the president and his secretary of state are on a mission to praise, protect and defend their enemies, to despise and punish their allies, and to diminish America.

Another one of those Pelosi deals--you have to pass it to read it deal. In fact, they don't even care anymore whether it is read. They are going to shove it down our throats. If Congress goes along with this treasonous deal, I hope you will all remember your Congresscritters this next election and dump them all out on their arses.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2015 7:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Obama team might as well scrapped the artifice leading up to the "deal." That was stupid. They should have just skipped it and signed the unconditional surrender documents as did Japan at the end of WWII. Why all the foreplay and drama--just Kabuki theater without any art, skill, singing and dancing --except that these boneheads putting us in a very dangerous place?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2015 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Chuckie Boy Schumer is considering voting AGAINST this abomination...boy howdy that will be fun to watch as the Democrats that read the dam thing run for cover and vote against it.

The article doesn't mention that ValJar is Iranian and has family in Iran.

This is all too cozy. How much is going to suddenly appear in the ONE's bank account after he leaves office?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/03/2015 8:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Blind, stubborn ideology

That would be the Hate America(tm) trope of the Left, predicated upon an unbending belief (as also held by the Iran leadership) that America is indeed the Great Satan responsible for all the misery in the world.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/03/2015 9:03 Comments || Top||

#6  This is all too cozy. How much is going to suddenly appear in the ONE's bank account after he leaves office?

The deposits have already happened. Chump came in making some 900k a year and is now claiming 2.3 million.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/03/2015 9:40 Comments || Top||

#7  How they could get away with it?

Genesis 25:29-34
Posted by: charger || 08/03/2015 11:23 Comments || Top||

#8  That jaw didn't fall far from the tree.
Posted by: JHH || 08/03/2015 13:34 Comments || Top||

#9  The big problem is that Kerry's policy that is rightly criticized is the consensus policy of the Western political class.

Some examples in no particular order:

Jeb Bush has all but admitted that he supports the Iran deal. John McCain and Lindsey Graham ran interference for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Graham said that he'd like to impose Sharia on Americans in order to appease totalitarian theocrats.

Congressional Republicans are hiding behind failure theater to conceal their support for the Iran deal.

Post-9/11 liberated Afghanistan is a non-Irananian totalitarian theocracy run by 'moderate' 'ex'-Taliban where ideological deviation carries the death penalty.

The Bush administration and the Iraq coalition passively absorbed openly carried out Iranian acts of military aggression.
etc etc etc

Provocative weakness plus political appeasement and submission has been Western consensus policy for many years. The results have proven disastrous.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/03/2015 17:27 Comments || Top||

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