It's interesting. I thought it was a browser issue. I'm running Edge (chrome) 85.0.552.1 (dev) on my main desktop and I'm seeing the "new" fonts. On a portable running the GA version of Edge (chrome) I'm still seeing the classic Rantburg look.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/10/2020 15:46 Comments ||
Faint Chawles of Chalmette is a chawma,
Your standard Chalmatian, but warmer,
Whose shop's always crawlin'
With hawts who use "dawlin'."
We passed his boutique
Just last week to a shriek:
"From Pierre of Paree, chain mail armour!"
^ Nah. Of all the voices I've ignored, several of them surpassingly wise, generous, patient... not a one was disembodied.
Yeah, grom, but you can't see me cuz I've got my hands over my eyes (viewing Burg in dark mode on unfamiliar mobile after long absence = psychedelic experience ;-)). Huge disproportion in font size between various panels. Figured it was just the new browser. Great to see you all thriving.
[KhaamaPress] A jacket wallah detonated a vehicle packed with explosives close to a security check post in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.
According to local officials, the incident took place earlier today in Sayedabad district of Wardak province.
Mohibullah Sharifzai, a spokesperson for the provincial government, said a suicide bomber detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device closed to a security check post in Sheikhabad area of the district.
Sharifzai further added that the security forces identified the suicide bomber before he could reach his intended target and he blew the explosives up after coming under fire.
He also added that the earth-shattering kaboom did not inflict casualties on security personnel but some properties located in the area were damaged.
The anti-government armed Lions of Islam including Taliban ...Arabic for students... have not commented in this regard so far.
[MSN] Shots were fired into the air from a car in Portland, Oregon, in the early hours of July 9 as the vehicle drove away from a group of protesters who had surrounded it. This video, recorded by Portland Independent Documentarians, shows the shots being fired out the driver’s side window of a white Kia as it drives away from protesters near the Justice Center. The source of the video said the vehicle was "driving erratically before accelerating into protesters". Another witness said the car "tried to swerve into the street towards people multiple times." Portland police had yet to comment on the incident.
A wooden sculpture of US first lady Melania Trump near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia was set on fire on the night of July Fourth, according to the artist who commissioned the piece.https://t.co/colqVH47Lw
Watched a TV show called Apocalypse: Stalin last night on TV. The guy was arrested two or three times for his Bolshevik related activities, went to jail and was then released. Hitler went to jail once for the Beer Hall Putsch. Gotta wonder how different the world might be today if authorities at the time had sense enough to keep these dangerous sociopaths behind bars where they belong.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/10/2020 11:32 Comments ||
So they'll blame everything on numbnuts here and don't need to look for anyone else?
Antifa are likely behind the fake far-right messages being posted around Portland. I’ve observed how the Youth Liberation Front steal USPS labels to create agitprop stickers. Notice how the fake threat (left) has stylized exclamation marks as the antifa agitprop (right). pic.twitter.com/lhTB1MC5oQ
Seemab Hussaini, spokesperson for the Oregon chapter of CAIR, an Islamic group linked to violent extremism, expresses support for the violent riots in the city as a means to force through a political agenda. pic.twitter.com/H2aGpje10x
[DAILYWIRE] Vandals have cut down a flagpole at a memorial in a village outside of New York City that honored five local firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The vandalism in Washingtonville was discovered early Wednesday, according to the Times-Herald Record. Police have launched an investigation.
Washingtonville Police Chief Brian Zaccaro told the newspaper that vandals cut the flagpole about four or five feet from its base, toppling it. They also wrote a message on the part left standing. Police would not release what the message said, but stated that an eagle figure that sat atop the flagpole was found next to a vandalized sign at the St. Mary’s Gay Pareeh Center about a half-mile away.
"These two locations mean so much to Washingtonville and the larger community," said New York State Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, whose district includes the area, the Record reported.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/10/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
You want more Trump? This is how you get it. Maybe they do to "justify" the anarchy and destruction after the election.
Back, what, a day or two, thinking I was cured, but already... off the pilum:
Poor Rome! All her forums and halls
Were clogged with Ziegfeldian Gauls.
If a man fell asleep,
He expired 'neath a heap
Of peroxide colonial dolls.
[AlMasdar] Hundreds of Israeli soldiers were quarantined on Wednesday, on suspicion of having been in contact with a soldier who was infected with the coronavirus.
The Israel Today newspaper said on its website that all the soldiers of the Nahshon unit were quarantined at an army base in the occupied Golan Heights.
They pointed out that some of the soldiers participated in a party in which a soldier was infected with the coronavirus, which led to their quarantine, but after examining them, it became clear that some of others were also infected.
Israel Today quoted a senior official in the battalion, whose name has not been released, as saying “that the entire battalion was placed in quarantine.”
No further details were released regarding this quarantine.
That’ll teach them to engage in risky behaviours. Here’s hoping only a few actually fall ill and, of those, none badly.
[JPost] - Iran is facing a total intelligence breakdown.
With another explosion on Thursday night, reportedly at an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps facility, the question is not only how anyone has pulled up to seven attacks off in around two weeks, but how has the Islamic Republic repeatedly failed to stop them.
From 2010-2013, the regime succeeded in cracking a CIA cell and eliminated many CIA operatives.
Even when the US and Israel, according to foreign reports, breached Iran's security for its nuclear program with the Stuxnet virus in 2009-2010, they had to use assets of Dutch intelligence.
In general, Iranian counterintelligence is known as performing at a much higher level than most Israeli adversaries. Sometimes they falsely announce arrests of Mossad agents who are just political opposition members, but sometimes they can flush out spies at a professional level closer to the world's top powers.
Until Israel's January 2018 operation seizing Iran's nuclear secrets, Iranian territory was thought of as much harder to penetrate than Syrian territory, where Israel has admitted to thousands of intelligence and airstrike operations.
In the days of Meir Dagan, a score of attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists were attributed to the Mossad.
But much of that was over a decade ago and many of the scientists were killed alone and outside their facilities — presumably, easier targets than penetrating and exploding whole facilities like a set of dominoes.
What the world is witnessing right now is someone (the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, possibly with Iranian dissident proxy help) hitting Iranian nuclear and conventional weapons and IRGC facilities practically at will. And they are doing it in a way that has virtually never been witnessed in recent memory.
...However, what we appear to be witnessing are the limits of a second-tier counterintelligence force. Up against a premier intelligence or cyber power, Iran is apparently near defenseless.
The questions remaining then are how long these attacks can continue and whether Iran can cope with them or may make some sort of secret contact to cut a deal to get them stopped.
If it does not, the message from whoever is making this happen is clear: continued aggressive actions on nuclear and other fronts will lead to consequences that the ayatollahs had never imagined.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru ||
07/10/2020 05:22 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
They aren't getting help from the Chinese? No help from the Eurine states that sold them the "dual use" goods? Anyone? Bueller?
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/10/2020 7:19 Comments ||
Well, it helps having all these agents among IRGC elites.
Iran recently signed a very strange deal with the PRC. It allows the PRC to station troops anywhere it wants in Iran at anytime for any purpose.
In addition it allows ChiCom business to set up an run businesses anywhere in Iran without supervision or normal controls.
This sort of deal almost requires a monster to exist in the first place. Every time one sees a deal like this there is always the chance that those the deal benefits (China) are the actual monster. Iran may have been rickrolled by China.
Posted by: lord garth ||
07/10/2020 11:15 Comments ||
Once an intel org misses a certain number of Big Events, for whatever reason, it starts to look inward--more than its usual caution--and that reduces efficiency. Fewer people are willing to work with an operative if the previous guy got burned over a slow fire on account of suspicion..... Good agents, or mediocre ones for that matter, can be investigated for normal activities not sufficiently recorded. Who leaked Soleimani? Maybe nobody. Maybe it was strictly sigint. But you can't be sure so it has to be investigated and everything slows down . And bosses need scapegoats to CYA.
And the it's Howdy Doody time. See the CIA.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
07/10/2020 11:35 Comments ||
It looks like Bibi’s big warehouse raid picked up more than just nuclear bomb information.
One advantage of the coronavirus lockdown is that it appears Israel needn’t spend nearly as much time dealing with domestic nonsense — there are hardly any articles on the subject to post nowadays. g(romgoru, is that your impression, too?
#8 Well things were kinda quiet - because the West Bank is on lockdown. But, it shouldn't affect things - different departments.
And, in any case, I think it's the wrath of Ahura Mazda with the worshipers of the Moon God.
[JPost] - Explosions were reported west of Tehran on Thursday night, with some initial reports claiming that the explosions occurred at a missile depot belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
According to the Iranian Mehr News Agency, the explosions were reported by social media users west of Tehran and in the cities of Garmdareh and Quds. The power of prayer Prayer and explosives, but mostly explosives
Posted by: g(r)omgoru ||
07/10/2020 03:57 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
...Tsk, tsk, tsk. These people really need to work on their occupational safety.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
07/10/2020 4:40 Comments ||
^ Sending them some OSHA posters
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/10/2020 6:48 Comments ||
The recent Iranian attack on Israel infrastructure has led the Israelis to put into effect a plan that was to be held in reserve and employed if conditions became much more serious. It's now obvious that Israel senses major Iranian weakness in both its economy and social settings. As the old adage goes, strike while the iron is hot.
Gen Milley says US & military are struggling with racism & have much more to do. "Divisiveness leads to defeat." Adds "There is no place in our armed forces for manifestations, or symbols of racism bias or discrimination"
I went to my first (and mandatory) Army "Race Relations" class in Berlin in 1974 or '75. They told us we were all racists. I stopped listening about that time. I don't think they've said anything much different since. That "discussion on race" stuff doesn't involve an exchange of opinions. I strongly recommend promotion board minority quotas along with an effort to increase the number of sergeant majors of color. Doing away with MOS tests and mandatory weigh-in should also be considered. Lastly, prior felony convictions should not preclude one from enlisting. [sarc off]
"Gen Milley says US & military are struggling with racism & have much more to do."
1. Carla works for VOA news...AKA MSM. So what I see is negative spin, disguised as news
2. He's testifying before Congress (aka Dog & Pony Show), so what was he supposed to say?
3. Just what the hell is systemic racism anyway? I know what the words mean, I just have a problem when they are combined. I also notice no examples are ever provided. NEWS FLASH!!! it's not 1920.
Posted by: Sonny Black ||
07/10/2020 7:04 Comments ||
..And sexism! When are we going to have one set of PT (physical training) tests? Or are we going to do away with them like the universities that have dropped SAT and ACT tests?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.