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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Ship with 700 tons of gold ore disappears off Russia
MOSCOW – A vessel with a nine-person crew and 700 tons of gold ore onboard has disappeared in stormy seas off Russia's Pacific Coast.
Oh! Oh! I seen that movie!
The ship sent a distress call on Sunday as it was sailing from the coastal town of Neran to Feklistov Island in the Sea of Okhotsk.

The vessel, hired by mining company Polymetal, was carrying 700 tons of gold ore from one deposit to another where it was to be processed. Gold ore is the material from which gold is extracted and contains only a small percentage of the precious metal.

Polymetal's spokesman on Monday would not estimate the value of the cargo.

The company said it has shipped ore via that route before, and there was nothing unusual in shipping it by the sea.
Wonder how things have been for ex-Spetznaz these days...
Posted by: Steve White || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [450 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A likely excuse. The real tungsten gold ore was shipped somewhere else.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 10/31/2012 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Gold doesn't disappear.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/31/2012 12:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Ore it could be a tragedy.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/31/2012 15:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I hate when that happens.....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 10/31/2012 19:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Gordon Lightfoot warming up.....
Posted by: Frank G || 10/31/2012 21:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Tough to find something that rhymes with Okhotsk...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/31/2012 21:13 Comments || Top||

#7  FrankG
This song really makes you shiver, doesn't it?
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/31/2012 21:15 Comments || Top||

#8  I sense another Modern Warfare game coming!

Call of Duty 10: Modern Warfare 4: Commie Gold
Posted by: badanov || 10/31/2012 21:20 Comments || Top||

#9  5 grams per ton
3500 grams
7 pounds
250 ounces
$400,000
bfd
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 10/31/2012 21:35 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Wild Boar Attacks And Injures 4 People In Berlin
Berlin authorities say they shot and killed a 120 kilogram (265-pound) wild boar after it attacked and injured four people including a police officer in a residential neighborhood.
One of my sergeants used to ride her bike to work through the Gruenewald in Berlin. She had a near-death experience with a wild boar one night. She said she pedaled up the hill twice as fast as she usually pedaled downhill.
Police said Tuesday the boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg, and knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and injured her hip on Monday afternoon in the Charlottenburg area of the capital. It also bit a 24-year-old woman before she climbed aboard a parked car to safety. All three were treated in a hospital.

Police say when a police officer arrived, the boar attacked him and cut his leg before he pulled his gun and killed the animal with "multiple shots."

Wild boars are relatively common in green Berlin, though rarely cause problems beyond digging up gardens.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yokay, I'll bite, I thought Wild Boars = Pre-Bacon wid Hair-n-Tusks liked the Germans - its one of their major national symbols.

Black Boars for Black Germans.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/31/2012 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Wild Boor? You mean Joe Biden?
Posted by: Spot || 10/31/2012 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Wild Bore ignores and kills 4 Americans in Benghazi.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2012 9:56 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
The Bounty: Old Fashioned Ship - Old Fashioned Captain
Photos of the rescue of the crew of the Bounty during Hurricane Sandy. 14 rescued out of 16 crew. It's not clear why the ship was out at sea with Sandy approaching ... maybe they were trying to make port as quickly as they could. But one thing is for sure - this captain went down with his ship. He made sure everyone was evacuated before he left the boat - he was probably still at the wheel while the rescue was proceeding.
Posted by: Raider || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [436 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I guess he wasn't Italian.
Posted by: Spot || 10/31/2012 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  It's not clear why the ship (a wooden sailing vessel) was out at sea with Sandy (the largest Atlantic storm in recorded history) approaching

Poor judgement? I hope it is not discovered that a recording crew was aboard.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/31/2012 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Apparently, they were actually trying (sadly unsuccessfully) to get her to haven before the worst of the storm.
Posted by: Korora || 10/31/2012 9:31 Comments || Top||

#4  They should have burned her. Just for historical accuracy.
Posted by: mojo || 10/31/2012 13:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Per this article in the Daily Mail, they were trying to run this ship down to Florida. Seems like someone was very ignorant of the situation.
Posted by: Dar || 10/31/2012 15:31 Comments || Top||

#6  even though it was an old-fashioned sailing ship - surely they were equipped with modern navigational aids and communications? could it be that they actually did not know the close proximity of Hurricane Sandy??
Posted by: Raider || 10/31/2012 22:00 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
G.Bissau's alleged coup mastermind to face military court
[Daily Nation (Kenya)]
  • The Sunday dawn attack on an elite "Red Beret" army barracks left at least seven people dead, including six of the attackers
  • Transition authorities in the west African nation have accused former colonial ruler Portugal of instigating the attack in a bid to re-instate former prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior who was ousted in an April 12 coup
  • The latest coup bid has caused further turmoil in the west African nation which has suffered chronic instability since independence from Portugal in 1974 due to conflict between the army and state
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under:


Bangladesh
One killed, two injured by gang in Dhaka
[Bangla Daily Star] Unidentified assailants killed a teenage boy and injured two others by stabbing in the capital's Mugda last night.

The dead is Md Sagar, an 18-year-old printing press worker of Manda Khalpar.

Injured Shahin and Roman, both 17, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

A gang of six stabbed the three around 9:00pm when they were listening to music on their mobile phones at Manda Khalpar near their house, said Babu Mia, father of Sagar.

The trio was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared Sagar dead.

Saifuddin Ahmed, sub-inspector of Mugda Police Station, said they were looking into the incident.

Quoting locals, police said there was a rivalry between some youths of Manda and its neighbouring Manik Nagar over establishing domination.

Police suspect the rivalry is behind the killing.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Why Germany Wants to See its US Gold
For decades, almost half of Germany's gold has been stored deep below the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Now, with the euro crisis swirling, German politicians are asking their central bankers to take stock of the reserves. Some even say that the gold should be shipped home.
Posted by: tipper || 10/31/2012 02:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, yeah. Since half of it has been replaced with tungsten, they're wise to take delivery. The bankers will scream about the cost of transportation, but it's a small price to pay. As soon as a major customer finds their gold has been replaced with worthless tungsten, there will be a shitstorm as everyone goes to check at once.
Posted by: gromky || 10/31/2012 2:29 Comments || Top||

#2  If Germany's gold is shipped home, it may meet the same fate as that Russian gold ore just did.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 10/31/2012 2:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Sorry, the vault has been flooded by Sandy. You'll have to wait, oh, 50 years or so.
Posted by: Spot || 10/31/2012 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  That's not for reparations?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/31/2012 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Boy howdy! Moving 700 tons of gold in one shipment is incredibly stupid, like the Russians did. That is about $28.6 billion. Worth a salvage trip at any depth.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/31/2012 12:51 Comments || Top||

#6  We went over this yesterday. That was 800 tons of Gold Ore, not actual gold. Basically rock that contains small amount of gold in it. I think somebody came out with the total of like $625,000 for the gold smelted from it.

Yes, I killed the fun. I don't like joking about no gold. That brings up scary thoughts.
Posted by: Charles || 10/31/2012 13:24 Comments || Top||

#7  People in the US want to see the gold.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/31/2012 14:15 Comments || Top||

#8  If you were to move the gold it might be best not to announce it. Perhaps arrange a trip for a super-carrier fleet to make port in Kiel and arrange for the gold and be ready to unload when it arrives.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/31/2012 14:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Perhaps the Germans don't trust the economy of the near future. Perhaps they want to buy some Greek islands. most likely they want to mint it into coins and charge people to roll around in it like Scrooge McDuck.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/31/2012 14:51 Comments || Top||

#10  Who can blame them? Trust, but verify!
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/31/2012 15:18 Comments || Top||

#11  They might even ask to have a few random bars cut open...
Posted by: mojo || 10/31/2012 16:39 Comments || Top||

#12  if they ship it ... they'd better check that what they receive in Germany is 100% pure gold. :-)
Posted by: Raider || 10/31/2012 18:28 Comments || Top||

#13  The heirs of Sgt. Moriarty are laughing.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/31/2012 19:30 Comments || Top||


Smolensk jet crash: Polish prosecutors deny explosives claim
Posted by: Unereng Ulaper4796 || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The plane was manufactured in Russia; it underwent a major overhaul months before the crash, in Russia.

The crash site was located in Russia. President Kaczynski challenged Putin in Georgia in 2008.

Meanwhile President Obama has openly repudiated the US' foreign policy of the 80s. One of the major aims of that foreign policy was to weaken Soviet influence on Poland, if possible to free Poland and Eastern Europe.

Even if the crash really was an accident why shouldn't Putin just have his minions contaminate the debris with traces of explosives and dare the Poles to accuse Russia of foul play.
Would the Poles go public with these results? Could they take that risk?

Coincidentally gruesome photographs of the mutilated victims' bodies have been leaked on the net.
"Poland has demanded that the Russian authorities launch a probe into the matter and punish those responsible for the leaked images, claiming that the photos could have been taken only by Russian security personnel who had access to the site shortly after the crash."

Are we witnessing a coordinated campaign to intimidate and humiliate Poland prior to the US election?
Posted by: Unereng Ulaper4796 || 10/31/2012 7:28 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
China's People's Daily launches attack on The New York Times
Definitely a cage match in which two enter and one leaves...
The mouthpiece newspaper of China's Communist Party has launched a blistering attack on the mouthpiece newspaper of the American Left The New York Times, accusing it of "faking" and "distorting" news and being a government "propaganda tool".

The 1,500 word People's Daily editorial appeared to be a direct response to The New York Times's explosive exposé last week about the $2.7 billion (£1.67 billion) "hidden fortune" of the family of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao.
Feel free to publish Champ's college diplomas as retribution...
But in a humiliating about-turn, within hours of the People's Daily publishing its lengthy assault on the American newspaper's journalistic integrity it emerged that much of the Chinese newspaper's critique had in fact been plagiarised from other sources.

The Beijing-based People's Daily turned its canons on the 161-year-old newspaper on Monday, three days after The New York Times published the highly embarrassing results of its one-year investigation into Mr Wen's family's finances.

"For a long time, the New York Times has [had] one line printed on its masthead, 'All the news that's fit to print'," noted the People's Daily opinion piece, under the headline: 'New York Times: scandals stack-up, prestige declines'.

"This century-old newspaper claims its news is authentic and reliable, yet there have been quite a few [cases of] plagiarism and fake news in recent years," added the combative piece published on the website of a newspaper which is controlled, funded and censored by the Chinese government.

"It turns out the New York Times has a history of faking news," the People's Daily went on, pointing to the damaging scandal surrounding reporter Jayson Blair, who resigned in 2003 after being accused of "frequent acts of journalistic fraud".

Doug Young, a journalism professor at Shanghai's Fudan University, said that while the People's Daily had not directly referred to The New York Times' allegations about Mr Wen's family wealth, the editorial was a "clear response" from the Communist Party leadership.

"It is the official Party newspaper [and] they are speaking on behalf of the Party," he said. "An editorial like that is basically their rebuttal even though they aren't giving The New York Times the pleasure of having their story mentioned."

The People's Daily story was an attempt to "discredit" the western media, added Young, the author of a book on the Chinese media called 'The Party Line'.

But the People's Daily and other state-controlled media outlets have themselves struggled with plagiarism in the past. In August, a reporter from its sister paper, the English-language Global Times, was sacked after being caught fabricating or copying a number of reports on the London Olympics. Among the plagiarised stories was a supposedly "exclusive interview" with London mayor Boris Johnson, which had been cribbed from one of Mr Johnson's Daily Telegraph columns.

On Monday afternoon, meanwhile, it emerged that large chunks of the People's Daily article on The New York Times had been plagiarised from a variety of online sources. Several sections appeared to have been lifted word-for-word from China News Agency stories while other parts had been copied from previous articles in the People's Daily itself.

Calls to the People's Daily HQ went unanswered on Monday afternoon. Users of China's Twitter-like microblog Weibo were unimpressed.

"The domestic media is so entertaining," wrote one. "Plagiarism, faking, scandals stack-up -- all because [The New York Times] reported the unspeakable secret."
Posted by: Steve White || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [612 views] Top|| File under:

#1  GovernmentObama tool.
Yes I believe it. They got that right.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/31/2012 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  "The unspeakable secret" > Uh, uh, COMMIE ELITES LIKE TO BE rly rely really Really RREELLYY RICH???

OH THE EQUAL/EGALITARIAN-MANITY!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/31/2012 1:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Perhaps more pragmatically, China PCorrectly may be getting ready for a shooting war soon vee Japan in the East China Sea, hence it may attempt to distance itself from Japan's ally the USA.

China has sent its CMS vessels to Yonaguni near TAIWAN, indic to me that its interest in the area goes beyond the Daoyu/Senkkau Islands sovereignty dispute.

* CHINA DAILY FORUM > CHINA WARNS OF RIGHT-WING SHIFT IN JAPAN.

"Right-wing" also read, PRO-NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

* SAME > CHINA'S DIAOYU ISLANDS CLAIMS NOT MOTIVATED BY RESOURCES.

* SAME > CHINA TO USE FORCE IFF JAPAN CHALLENGES ITS SOVEREIGNTY.

* TOPIX, DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA VESSELS CONFRONT JAPANESE COAST GUARD IN DISPUTED ISLAND WATERS | CHINA CONFRONTS JAPAN SHIPS NEAR EAST CHINA SEA ISLANDS.

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA TO RESPOND FORCEFULLY, IFF ITS SOVEREIGNTY IS CHALLENGED.

* SAME > CHINA AGAIN SAYS NO CONCESSIONS ON TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY. Chinese VFM Zhang Zhi.

* SAME > CHINA'S GOOD MOVE ON THE DIAOYU ISLANDS.

* SAME > SO WHAT IS CHINA DOING, DROPPING DRILLING DEVICES IN JAPANESE EEZ?

* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > JAPANESE SHIPS WERE TOLD TO IMMEDIATELY LEAVE CHINA'S TERRITORIAL WATERS.

* SAME > CHINA FLEET TO CONTINUE PATROLLING DIAOYU WATERS.

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > SINO-JAPANESE RIFT IS PART OF US [post-WW2, anti-China] STRATEGY, SAYS EX-DIPLOMAT.

* SAME > JAPAN'S POPULATION CRISIS | [Japan Times = Michael Hoffman]"ONLY IMMIGRANTS CAN SAVE JAPAN". THE JAPAN AS WE KNOW IT IS DOOMED - ONLY A [Ethnic = Immigrant] REVOLUTION CAN SAVE IT.

Japan must accept 10.0Milyuhn immigrants a year between now and 2050.

* SAME > HASHIMOTO'S PARTY TO END STATIONING OF US FORCES BY 2045: JAPAN.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/31/2012 1:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Popcorn
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/31/2012 3:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Red on Red
Posted by: Bunyip || 10/31/2012 4:39 Comments || Top||

#6  "Red on Red"

Rent-seekers of crony capitalism v people who haven't realised marxism always fails, is more accurate, but not as catchy.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2012 7:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Beat me to it g(r)om.

That was my immediate reaction to the headline.

Double butter anyone?
Posted by: AlanC || 10/31/2012 8:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Why am I thinking of the old saying:

"It's a shame they both can't lose."
Posted by: BA || 10/31/2012 8:33 Comments || Top||

#9  I believe the Chinese People's Daily should receive the 2012 Leon Trotsky Ice Axe Award for best display of Intra-Party Discipline.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/31/2012 10:09 Comments || Top||

#10  I've got to admit that I'm conflicted about the wealth of Communist Party members. When I go to China I'm looked after very, very well by the Princlings of the ruling class, who do nothing to hide their wealth, the opposite in fact.
The buggers also know my weaknesses,wine, women and exotic Chinese food.
Posted by: tipper || 10/31/2012 11:45 Comments || Top||

#11  I've got to admit that I'm conflicted about the wealth of Communist Party members. When I go to China I'm looked after very, very well by the Princlings of the ruling class, who do nothing to hide their wealth, the opposite in fact.
The buggers also know my weaknesses,wine, women and exotic Chinese food.


Thucydides: The strong do what they will, and the weak suffer what they must.

Ancient (and genuine*) Chinese aphorism (paraphrased): History records winners as kings and losers as bandits.

* As opposed to the fake "May you live in interesting times".
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/31/2012 15:38 Comments || Top||

#12  Tipper, the big problem I have with China is that its economy and current class system is based around the idea that a good credit rating springs from the barrel of a gun.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/31/2012 17:18 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Hafiz Saeed offers help to storm-hit US
The founder of a Pakistan-based Islamist group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, who is under a $10 million US bounty, Tuesday offered humanitarian aid to the United States as it battles superstorm Sandy.

Sandy hammered the eastern United States early Tuesday, flooding much of New York City, hitting several states with heavy winds and torrential rain and leaving at least 14 people dead.
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit and now head of the charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa, said his organisation was ready to offer every possible help to the storm-hit American people.

"Jamaat-ud-Dawa is ready to send its volunteers, doctors, food, medicines and other relief items on humanitarian grounds if the US government allows us," Saeed said in a statement.

"America may have any opinion about us, it may fix bounties on our heads but as followers of the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed, we feel it is our Islamic duty to help Americans trapped in a catastrophe."

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is seen as a front for LeT, which Washington and Delhi blame for the commando-style attacks on India's financial capital in 2008 that killed 166 people.

In April the United States offered $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Saeed, who lives openly in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore.

Saeed's charity has long denied terror accusations and is known around Pakistan for its relief work in the wake of the devastating Kashmir earthquake of 2005 and the floods of 2010, which were the worst in the country's history.

He was put under house arrest a month after the Mumbai attacks, but was released in 2009 and in 2010 as Pakistan's highest court upheld his release on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence to detain him
Posted by: Glinesh Craling7938 || 10/31/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fear notteth, DONALD [Trump] + BALDWINS + CLINTONS + NYC, the JuD + LeT will come to your rescue!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/31/2012 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  To his domestic audience he tells them the storm is due to with Allahs wrath the two faced tosser!
Posted by: Fester Clunter7205 || 10/31/2012 17:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Each "Volunteer" comes equipped with a rifle,1000 rounds, ten grenades and copies of the Quran to pass out.

There will be NO inspection at the Ports.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/31/2012 20:57 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
Iowa to Int'l Election Observers - GTFO
Iowa has joined Texas in warning international election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day.

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling place’s entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it’s 100 feet.)

“My office met with two delegation representatives last week to discuss Iowa’s election process, and it was explained to them that they are not permitted at the polls,” Schultz said in a statement. “Iowa law is very specific about who is permitted at polling places, and there is no exception for members of this group.”

The OSCE — comprised of 56 countries, including the United States — is chiefly a crisis mediation and conflict resolution group in Europe, Asia and North America. Since 2002, the organization’s poll watchers have observed six U.S. elections, without incident, said Janez Lenari, the OSCE’s director for the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Lenari wrote, “The threat of criminal sanctions against OSCE/ODIHR observers is unacceptable. The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokesman, said last week the group assured Texas authorities and the State Department that observers will respect Texas laws.

“To my knowledge, [Texas] is the only state that came forward and said ‘please reassure us that you’re going to follow our state electoral law.’ And they have now been reassured,” Nuland said.
Posted by: Raj || 10/31/2012 14:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [706 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Since 2002, the organization’s poll watchers have observed six U.S. elections

Why?

Drunk/car keys/light pole + the food is better here.
Posted by: Thusort Ebbomoting1144 || 10/31/2012 17:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I think my girl from Planet fYROM had Iowa...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/31/2012 19:58 Comments || Top||

#3  One of the reasons the OSCE observers go to the U.S. as well is that it makes their life easier in less democratic states since they can always say: Look, we do even watch the U.S. elections...
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/31/2012 20:42 Comments || Top||

#4  the food is better here.

And cheaper. Ditto for the VAT-less shopping.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/31/2012 20:50 Comments || Top||

#5  But I gotta say that the weenie boy's "you MUST do this" attitude is really pissing me off.
Walk into my office with that attitude and I'd tell you to fuck off too..
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/31/2012 21:03 Comments || Top||

#6  The obligation is just to invite them, not the breaking of local laws to accommodate them.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/31/2012 21:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Forgive us, EC. The letters U N make a lot of Americans rather twitchy. Was not always like that. My junior high school shop teacher once gave an impassioned speech about how the UN was the last, best hope of Mankind. Quite remarkable since he usually just yelled and threatened us. This was back in the Jurassic Era when U Thant was Secetary General (if memory serves). Times have changed.

Since then, we have seen Arafat armed with a pistol in the General Assembly, child-molesting peace keepers, the egregious Human Rights Council... I could go on, but basically the UN has turned into the Villains, Thieves and Scoundrels Union.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/31/2012 22:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Europeans are always getting their asses kicked, twice during the past 90 years, and now their economy is like water in a bath tub: steep decline, stagnation, then down the drain due to socialist corruption.

And now they are coming to the United States hoping that watching Americans vote gives them some sense of legitimacy.

Losers...
Posted by: Thrert Creresh3656 || 10/31/2012 22:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Come on down to Ward 4 in Quincy - I'll give ya a personal tour of Wollaston Harbor!
Posted by: Raj || 10/31/2012 22:52 Comments || Top||

#10  I think I shed a small tear of joy for my state.
Posted by: Charles || 10/31/2012 23:23 Comments || Top||



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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.
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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2012-10-31
  18 militants killed in Khyber, Orakzai
Tue 2012-10-30
  Israel Hit by 18 Rockets as Hamas Seeks Revenge
Mon 2012-10-29
  52 Dead in Syria Clashes, Air Raids after Eid Truce Collapses
Sun 2012-10-28
  Almost 150 Killed on First Day of Syria Truce
Sat 2012-10-27
  Indonesia foils plot to attack US missions
Fri 2012-10-26
  Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 41
Thu 2012-10-25
  Israel says 79 rockets fired at it from Gaza
Wed 2012-10-24
  Libya fighters seize Bani Walid
Tue 2012-10-23
  Foreign jihadists pour into northern Mali
Mon 2012-10-22
  Men 'planned mass suicide attack'
Sun 2012-10-21
  Nigeria military nabs Bokoboy at senator's home
Sat 2012-10-20
  Leb: Wissam al-Hasan Assassinated in Beirut Bomb Blast
Fri 2012-10-19
  144 Dead as Syria Jets Blast Maaret al-Numan and Suicide Bomber Hits near Interior Ministry
Thu 2012-10-18
  Iranian-American Pleads Guilty to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy to U.S.
Wed 2012-10-17
  ROPer arrested for attempting to blow up Federal Reserve Bank in NYC

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