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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Nearly 80 students clash with police at California high school, causing chaos
Snip. Duplicate. See here.

— trailing wife at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stockton and police questioning a student. Without any further details I’m pretty sure I can surmise the story.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/30/2019 13:39 Comments || Top||


Chicago mom fatally shot while shielding baby from gunfire
[NYPOST] A young Chicago mom was fatally shot while shielding her 1-year-old daughter from gunfire outside her home, police said.

Brittany Hill, 24, had just gotten out of a car and was holding her girl when someone opened fire from a silver Chevrolet Impala around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, cops said.

Hill was shot in her right side, but managed to take cover behind a car and place her body over her baby, said police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“She shielded the baby from the gunfire,” Tannehill said.

Hill, whose young son was also nearby when the shooting erupted, was pronounced dead at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Her daughter was not injured.

Investigators believe the shooter was targeting three people who were near Hill in a possible gang-related attack.

“This is not a random act of violence, unfortunately,” Tannehill said, according to the Tribune. “It could possibly have been a targeted incident due to gang conflicts and retaliations in the area.”
"Because as we all know, random violence is a fortunate thing. Unfortunately, this wasn't random, so she just kinda got in the way. Nobody coulda foreseen that she was gonna be right there right then, or that she was the kinda mother who would shield her kid from flying lead. If she'd gotten an abortion, this would never have happened."
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In other "people talking tragicomic nonsense about random violence" news, there's still beauty in Pleasant Hill (CBC story from several weeks ago illuminates Saskatoon hijinks; nothing at all surprising, just quality nonsense earnestly reported).
Posted by: Snaviper Therert7974 || 05/30/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Could probably make a couch made from sand bags and a couple pool floaty mattresses, couch cover for a decent price. Like having a storm shelter in tornado alley - its going to get used, you just don't know when.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/30/2019 12:54 Comments || Top||


Nearly 80 students clash with police at California high school, causing chaos
[Yahoo] Police said officers were questioning a student; Bear Creek High School's campus in Stockton was put on lockdown.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Its California - likely a class project.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/30/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Teddy Roosevelt's Shotgun Goes to Texas
[Gun & Garden] At a James D. Julia firearms auction in 2010, what is widely agreed to be the most historic American shotgun in existence went on the block. The gun belonged to President Theodore Roosevelt, and the buyer was one Jason Roselius, a Texas-born attorney and lifelong history buff, whose winning $862,500 bid made it the most expensive gun ever sold at auction‐by a long shot.

The 12-gauge double was custom-made for Roosevelt, complete with an inscription on the right barrel, by the A.H. Fox Gun Company in 1908. In a letter to founder Ansley Fox shortly after receiving the gift, Roosevelt wrote, "I really think it is the most beautiful gun I have ever seen." The President looked after the Fox with meticulous care, cleaning it with a pair of his old pajamas (these too were included in the sale). Perhaps most significant are the gun’s travels, including Roosevelt’s famous 1909 African safari, a number of birds from which are on display at the Smithsonian. And now, the gun itself has a new home at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) in Canyon, Texas.

PPHM link found here.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/30/2019 12:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under:


Man sets himself ablaze near White House
[MAIL] Disturbing footage has emerged of a man setting himself on fire and calmly walking around near the White House as police desperately tried to douse the flames.

The man, who has not yet been identified, set himself on fire on Wednesday on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington D.C.

Video of the incident showed the man walking calmly across the Ellipse near the Washington Mall, an area popular with tourists, with flames covering his body.

Several seconds later, U.S. Secret Service staff could be seen towards him with a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze.

It occurred less than a mile from the White House.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/30/2019 12:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lena Dunham brain worm ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/30/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Could not stop thinking about BBQ. Doubly distressing for gentleman of vegetarian persuasion.
Posted by: Gomez Whaimble5487 || 05/30/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Calmly walking while aflame? The gentleman does not sound sane.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder if the “REALLY BAD IDEA” idiot light comes on in the same split second when jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, climbing into the enclosure to pet the polar bears or setting yourself on fire on the WH lawn? Trouble is we will never know.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 05/30/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#5  "Uhm...can I have my beer back?"
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 14:44 Comments || Top||

#6  No note of why. I’m guessing it was an accident of some kind because who does this sort of thing then leaves everyone guessing why?
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 05/30/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Made an ash of himself.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/30/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Cosplay gone bad? Flame On, Johnny Storm.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/30/2019 15:57 Comments || Top||

#9  tw, shock is a hell of a thing believe me
Posted by: chris || 05/30/2019 17:28 Comments || Top||

#10  I read that the man died.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/30/2019 17:42 Comments || Top||

#11  tw, shock is a hell of a thing

I didn’t think of that, chris.

Breitbart agrees with JohnQC that he’s dead:

Arnav Gupta of Bethesda Maryland self-immolated near 15th Street and Constitution Ave., located south of the White House around 12:20 p.m. EST, U.S. Secret Serice officials said. National Park Service and U.S. Park Police provided first aid to the individual and was rushed to a nearby hospital shortly after.

U.S. Park Police announced in an earlier Thursday morning statement that Gupta succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday evening.

The Montgomery County Police Department said in a Facebook post that Gupta was last seen by members of his family when leaving his residence at 9:20 a.m. EST.

Police spokesman Sgt. Eduardo Delgado said police have not identified a motive.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2019 17:58 Comments || Top||

#12  motive is he was crazy as shit too set himself on fire
Posted by: chris || 05/30/2019 20:33 Comments || Top||


Starlink update: 56 completely healthy 4 mildly sick but friendly.
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2019 13:42 Comments || Top||

#2  4 of them are misbehaving in some way

Poss hit by UFO
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 15:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Seen zero zip nada on how the end user figures in this. Nothing on pricing. Do you need a box? A satellite dish? Questions questions questions...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/30/2019 16:51 Comments || Top||

#4  SpaceX Starlink
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 20:13 Comments || Top||


Lena Dunham Poses Nude (Severe Eyeball Warning!)
[BREITBART] Actress Lena Dunham posed nude on social media to encourage people to love themselves more, the latest in a bizarre series of missives about weight gain and body positivity.
"Lookit dat, honey! You ain't nearly as fat as her!"
Posing naked amid a sunny backdrop, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress pledged to donate to the women’s organization Peggy Albrecht Friendly House, a charity that helps women suffering from alcoholism and drug abuse, for every person who leaves a comment on her Instagram with a reason why they chose to love themselves.
"Oh, Earl! You say the nicest things!"
"Let's have sex!"

“Any negativity that comes your way is just an excuse to love yourself even more, right? Comment on my [Instagram] post with a reason you love yourself,” Lena Dunham wrote. “For every comment in the next week, I’ll be donating a dollar to @PeggyAlbrechtFH.”
"Here, help me get this car cover off!"
"I like that car cover! It makes yer butt look sexy!"
"Earl!"
"Claudine!"
"Oh, take me, Earl!"
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I got me a Chrysler, and it's as big as Lena Dunham a whale..."
Posted by: Raj || 05/30/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#2  CG issues here, tail heavy. She'll never get that carpet off the ground.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/30/2019 4:56 Comments || Top||

#3  All I can think of is the cop at the end of Bullit after Frank shot Johnny Ross, telling the crowd to get back: "...you don't want to see that, lady..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/30/2019 7:01 Comments || Top||

#4  It's like watching a train wreck--a blend of curiosity and horror.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/30/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#5  For some reason, I am reminded of primitive rock paintings on the side of a cliff.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/30/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#6 

From a different angle.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/30/2019 9:53 Comments || Top||

#7  The antediluvian Venus
Depicted with wonderful freeness
By primitive artists
Was also hit hardest
By fat-shaming Cro-Magnon meanness.
Posted by: Gomez Whaimble5487 || 05/30/2019 12:53 Comments || Top||

#8  She so fat, she didn't move enough and got tagged
Posted by: Frank G || 05/30/2019 13:40 Comments || Top||

#9  See that whale tattoo? It was a minnow when she got it...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/30/2019 14:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Has Lena joined the Church of the SubGenius ?
Sure looks like she's a member.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/30/2019 15:38 Comments || Top||

#11  IIRC the Church of the Sub-Genius was a creation of the guys at National Lampoon. They were looking for "Slack" and they were religious. They believed in a "Fighting Jesus" and had an illustration of him smiting the bad guys with a Thompson Sub Machine Gun. Lena is wound up so tight the poop is going to be coming out of her ears.
Posted by: Snavimble Bucket1794 || 05/30/2019 20:37 Comments || Top||


The 'Towelkini' might be summer's most unusual beachwear trend
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Lena D. pic above could have used a couple of these....
Posted by: Clerelet Ulolutch9882 || 05/30/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  $199 a pop. "New York-based conceptual designer Aria McManus invented a new beach outfit called the "Towelkini” and it’s honestly exactly what you’d expect." The Towelkini was not what I'd expect--actually, it was kind of a disappointment.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/30/2019 9:03 Comments || Top||

#3  re #1: “(only)a couple?”
gonna need the Costco 6-pak kit to tarp tarp that
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 05/30/2019 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Remember when the fashionistas called 1920's swimwear prude?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/30/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Satanic Temple Rejects Dignified Burial of Aborted Babies: ‘Undue Burden on Religious Practices’
[BREITBART]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Dignified Burial of Aborted Babies" Example of an oxymoron?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/30/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  What are the other options: 1. An undignified burial, 2. No abortion.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/30/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  One could line up one’s collection in formaldehyde in jars on the mantlepiece, I suppose.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2019 13:44 Comments || Top||

#4  What are the other options: 1. An undignified burial, 2. No abortion.

Being divided up and sold for parts. As Planned Murderhood does.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/30/2019 14:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Treatz for fur babies.
Posted by: Spike Noodleman4082 || 05/30/2019 14:51 Comments || Top||

#6  They put the parts into smoothies as a human sacrifice drink to keep Ruth Ginsberg alive.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/30/2019 16:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Immaterial, as we don't allow religiously motivated cannibalism, either. Consider it a matter of hygiene.

And, frankly, I suspect their faith is more in the endless patience of Christians than in Satan.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/30/2019 23:21 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Man Arrested In Connection With Murder Of Woman Little Girl In Galkayo
[RADIOSHABELLE] Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
security forces placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a man suspected to be behind the heinous murder of Nimo Omar Shire in Galkayo town of Mudug region this week.

Puntland security officials confirmed that his man is currently in jug in the central Galkayo prison where he is under further investigations.

Nimo Omar Shire, 12, was stabbed to death on Tuesday night after leaving a mosque in the city following the Tarawih prayer.

Galkayo has seen in the past few months series of rape against maiden of tender yearss and killings as the city is jointly controlled by Galmudug
...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth...
and Puntland security forces.

Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:


Bangladesh
RAB Kills 4 Poachers
Four people accused of poaching threatened Bengal tigers were shot dead by Bangladesh police on Wednesday during a gunfight in a mangrove forest, officials said.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) police challenged armed men on a boat in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, spokesman Mizanur Rahman said.

The poachers opened fire sparking the battle, Rahman told AFP. Four bodies, guns and ammunition were found on the boat.

RAB denied the use of the oft-maligned but never underestimated stutter gun.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 05/30/2019 04:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They should get medals.
Posted by: gorb || 05/30/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#2  At last, some good news. The tigers thank you.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/30/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||

#3  At least they recovered actual 'ammunition' and not just the random 'round of bullet'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/30/2019 12:25 Comments || Top||

#4  At least they recovered actual 'ammunition' and not just the random 'round of bullet'.

The Bangla economy must be improving if even common miscreants can afford a box of ammo.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/30/2019 12:49 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
40 die in clashes in four Brazil prisons
[DAWN] At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country’s severely overpopulated and dangerous prison system.
"Yep. At least forty!"
The victims appeared to have been killed by “asphyxiation,” the Amazonas state government said in a statement, a day after 15 people were killed in one of the prisons.
"Whaddya mean by 'asphyxiation?'"
"They stopped breathing."

Officials had initially put the number of dead at 42, but later revised the number to 40 without explanation.
"Forty two..."
"Hey! Wait a minute! I ain't dead!"
"Me, neither!"
"... forty people dead..."
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:


Cyber
NorthFace and Leo Burnett Tailor Made - Deface Wikipedia
Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that The North Face, an outdoor recreation product company, and Leo Burnett Tailor Made, an ad agency retained by The North Face, unethically manipulated Wikipedia. They have risked your trust in our mission for a short-lived marketing stunt.

In a video about the campaign, Leo Burnett and The North Face boasted that they “did what no one has done before … we switched the Wikipedia photos for ours” and “[paid] absolutely nothing just by collaborating with Wikipedia.”

The video was later published by AdAge, which said that the agency’s “biggest obstacle” was in manipulating the site “without attracting attention [from] Wikipedia moderators.”

Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation did not collaborate on this stunt, as The North Face falsely claims. In fact, what they did was akin to defacing public property, which is a surprising direction from The North Face. Their stated mission, “unchanged since 1966,” is to “support the preservation of the outdoors”—a public good held in trust for all of us.

As the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation’s vision is a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We also work for the preservation of a public good.

For more than 18 years, Wikipedia volunteers have been writing, perfecting, sourcing, and referencing more than 50 million articles that anyone can access for free on the internet. Every day they fight to protect what you read from bias and misinformation—that is how they have earned your trust.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/30/2019 05:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Guess I missed this and full article does not explain. Something something woman so hopped up on steriods PETA should cry foul, selling disposable razors kind of deal?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/30/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||


Europe
French Government Forces Traditional Rebuild of Notre Dame
[BREITBART] The French Senate has voted to reject the plans for rebuilding Notre Dame cathedral in Gay Paree put forward by the French executive including President Emmanuel Macron who wanted an "inventive reconstruction", mandating that the work must be traditional.
One guy wanted to put a public pool upstairs.
That would have been one way to shortcut the amount of time needed to get water up there to put the next fire out. Oh well.
The vote by the Senate may put to rest concerns over the fate of the globally renowned Notre Dame cathedral which was severely damaged by fire in April, which has been further threatened by suggestions the promised rebuild be led by a modernist architect. Now the cathedral and spire must resemble "the last known visual condition" before the fire, meaning a totally traditional rebuild.
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps they should add a sprinkler system.
Posted by: gorb || 05/30/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps they should add a sprinkler system.

Sits in the middle of the Seine. Makes too much sense.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/30/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||

#3  The hottest must-see in Paree?
Their new cathédrale engloutie:
Hear the Notre Dame school
Sung in glass-bottomed pool
And, bien sure, mon amis, Debussy!

"But... why did they fill it with pee?"


Posted by: Shoque Dribble1824 || 05/30/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

#4  One guy wanted to put a public pool upstairs.

Now there's a tough game of Bee/Not Bee.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/30/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Have we ever learned the cause of the blaze?
Posted by: Regular joe || 05/30/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||

#6  I really love worthless gov folk specifying rules for something they didn't allocate a Franc to pay for.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/30/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Personally, I thought the architecture of the spire clashed with the rest.
Posted by: KBK || 05/30/2019 20:27 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
The Pakistan city where almost 700 people have been infected with HIV
Ratodero, Pakistan (CNN)In a small farming community in southern Pakistan, villagers will no longer shake Hazar Khan Seelro's hand.

Five people in the 70-year-old's family have been diagnosed with HIV in the past month. Seelro lives in the rural village of Allah Dino Seelro, where people live in mud huts, use cow dung as cooking fuel, and transport their goods on donkey carts, and residents are terrified of catching the disease.
"Villagers have stopped visiting us," Seelro said. "They won't even have a meal with us."
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 09:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump's fault. American taxpayers must pony up.

/sarc
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/30/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#2  The American taxpayer is done paying for them. They switched sugar daddies. No more Benjamins. The new currency is only 'CCP goodwill' and promisory notes by the Saudis.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/30/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#3  people live in mud huts, use cow dung as cooking fuel, and transport their goods on donkey carts

A formidable Nuclear Power.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||

#4  people live in mud huts, use cow dung as cooking fuel, and transport their goods on donkey carts

Herb McCoy's democratic "we..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/30/2019 15:31 Comments || Top||

#5  And probably not long until living like that is encouraged in Seattle and Minneapolis. Good luck with that...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/30/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||

#6  ...living like that is encouraged in Seattle and Minneapolis.

Well, gotta raise the standard of living somehow, MM.

/sarc
Posted by: AlanC || 05/30/2019 19:02 Comments || Top||


Teacher booked for forcing minor boy to eat grass as punishment for forgetting lessons
[DAWN] LODHRAN: A schoolteacher was booked on Tuesday for forcing a minor boy to eat grass over his failure to learn a lesson at the Government Primary School, Fatehpur.

A video went viral on social media, showing seven-year-old Kashan, a student of pre-school, being forced to either eat grass or read out the lesson in front of his class fellows. The video clip shows Kashan forgetting his lesson and eating grass after being forced by his teacher, identified as Hamid Raza.

The teacher is working in the school on a contract basis. Muhammad Asghar, the father of Kashan, told Dawn that the incident happened two days back.

"The teacher is our relative and we forgive him for his act that he did as a joke," Mr Asghar said.

District Police Officer Malik Jameel Zafar took notice of the incident and directed the police to investigate into the video. He ordered strict action if the teacher was found guilty.

Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wish I was clever enough to come up with a good 'North Korean diet' joke...
Posted by: Raj || 05/30/2019 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I remember doing that in High School.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||


Rape victim seeks to record new statement before magistrate
[DAWN] RAWALPINDI: A woman who alleged that she was raped by four people including three police officials has disputed her earlier statement recorded with the magistrate, telling the court that she wanted to record another statement because she had previously been pressured.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar Circle Rai Mazhar Iqbal called a hurried press briefing after the woman spoke before area magistrate, saying that they were with the victim and justice would be done. He said complete investigation would be carried out to ascertain whether the victim was being pressured.

Mr Iqbal said that soon after the victim lodged her complaint, all three of the police officials she named as well as the fourth suspect were enjugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
. The victim recorded her statement in the court of area magistrate Sumaira Alamgir on May 24, during which she identified the suspects.

The victim prayed before the area magistrate on Tuesday asking to record her statement again and seeking the re-examination of her earlier statement.

She said she had been influenced and pressured by the media and focal persons from NGOs who forced her to record her statement before the court.

In her application, she blamed the police for nominating the three police officials, saying that all the suspects were nominated in the FIR at the instigation of police and NGOs’ focal persons. She said the nominated suspects were not involved and were falsely implicated by the police.

She asked the court to cancel her earlier statement and record a new one, which she said was of her own free will.

Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa spent the day shopping for new underwear. Tonight was going to be a special occasion...
the police produced the four suspects in the court of the judicial magistrate for a five-day extension in their physical remand, as the police have recovered the gold ring and the money mentioned by the victim.

In view of the victim’s new application, judicial magistrate Mohammad Arshad turned down the request for an extension and sent the suspects to judicial lock-up. He directed the police to produce them in court on June 11 along with the case file and report.

The victim has alleged that she was in Bahria Town Phase 8 for Sehri on the night between 15 and 16 May when she was kidnapped and raped by four people, including three police officials.

Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Olde Tyme Religion
Pope Breaks Silence on McCarrick: ‘I Knew Nothing, Nothing, Nothing’
[BREITBART] Pope Francis has finally broken his silence regarding accusations leveled last August that he had known of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial homosexual abuse and yet reinstated him to a position of influence in the Vatican.

"About McCarrick I knew nothing, obviously, nothing, nothing," the pope told Mexican news hound Valentina Alazraki in a lengthy interview released Tuesday by Vatican News.

Last August the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, released an 11-page report in which he declared he had personally informed Pope Francis about McCarrick’s misdeeds in 2013 but that Francis had restored him to a position of trust, consulting him regarding the naming of future U.S. bishops.

Pope Francis "knew from at least June 23, 2013 that McCarrick was a serial predator," Viganò stated, and yet, "although he knew that he was a corrupt man, he covered for him to the bitter end; indeed, he made McCarrick’s advice his own."

Viganò also said that Pope Benedict had placed a series of sanctions on McCarrick, including a ban on saying Mass in public or giving lectures, whereas Pope Francis set him "free from all constraints."

Further documentation came to light Tuesday from a separate source confirming the existence of sanctions against McCarrick dating back to 2008.
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#1  Liar but protected.
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New History Channel series explores UFO sightings by Navy pilots


[FoxNews] Short interview with Christopher Karl Mellon. Years active 1985-2004. Former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and later for Security and Information Operations. He formerly served as the Staff Director of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

"We know they exist"
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#1  I wondered why there was a sudden spate of "news" stories on this topic.
Posted by: Pancho Platypus1751 || 05/30/2019 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  I find it interesting that all of these UFO sightings coincide with SpaceX launching 60 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit.

SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites on Thrice-Flown Rocket, Sticks Landing
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 05/30/2019 5:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Good intuition, SCFI.
The sightings are primarily historic, but the SpaceX mesh may very well serve as a detector membrane.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#4  I find it interesting that all of these UFO sightings coincide with SpaceX launching

No, several years before.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/30/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#5  I should clarify, I meant the most recent sightings that's appearing in the news lately.

But even in the past. it seems (not completely researched) that most "UFO" sightings coincide with satellites launches.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 05/30/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||

#6  most "UFO" sightings coincide with satellites launches.

That may be because we are watching the skies closer around that time. Note they don't show up for aborted rescheduled launches.

I remember the Russian trawlers would show up off Kwajalein before we had notice of a launch.
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#7  New History Channel series explores UFO sightings by Navy pilots

Other than at O'dark Thirty Saturday morning at the O'Club when the bar closes.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/30/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Hahaha...yeah, we called'em that.
"U fuckin' Os"
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Former US defense official: We know UFOs are real - here's why that's concerning
[FoxNews] Christopher Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, is involved with a new History Channel series, 'Unidentified,' which will expand on topics discussed in a recent New York Times article. In numerous interviews, Navy pilots revealed that they saw UFOs moving at hypersonic speeds, performing acts “beyond the physical limits of a human crew,” and emitting "no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes."
“So the pilot said to me, he says, ‘There I wuz, no shit...’ ”
If you consider the astronomical time, energy and distance problems of an interstellar visitor wanting to visit Earth and play games with a bunch of USAF pilots it's well past highly unlikely.

There is a less unlikely scenario if they MUST NOT BE FROM Earth. That's something more like the "Long Earth" SciFi novel series. That one involves alternate Earths. If one has the ability to transit alternate universes the problem is with traversing alternate Earths. Look at the history of any patch of ground. It changes. If you move from your back patio in an alternate earth your patio might be a hi-rise basement and you just died materializing in cement. Now if one is high in the air or in space one could zip through many alternate realities much more safely. If you were good enough about it and a prankster .. see a USAF plane, pop out a dimension, move over and pop back in... now you look hyper-sonic... To be honest that's way over the top but not as much over the top as crossing space to come here.

To be honest ... as a teen I pulled a prank. A decade later, at a wedding, I ran into the ex-police helicopter pilot I had pulled it on. I was shocked to discover he had quit his job after my prank and become a major UFO researcher (because of my prank) - It's my bad karma. I felt bad for a few seconds and then said "what the hell" and went on with my life. UFOs.. spit...
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#1  So what if, like Hillary and Baraq are space aliens and all this crap they're trying to pull is really the space aliens trying to destroy us or impose their will on us or, like something? Maybe they want to turn us all into slaves and steal our natural resources. I mean, how else can you explain socialism?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/30/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#2  OK. I left my tin foil hat on the shelf while I wrote that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/30/2019 12:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Shiny side out, dude. Always shiny side out.
Otherwise, it just concentrates the rays.

/me goes back to reading "To Serve Man".
Posted by: SteveS || 05/30/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||

#4  I am in agreement with you Abu, but they want our precious bodily fluids
Posted by: General Ripper || 05/30/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Mueller Press Briefing: "There is no conclusive evidence that Reptilians have not secretly impersonated public figures such as Hillary..."
Posted by: magpie || 05/30/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Infinite Improbability Drive
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 05/30/2019 16:10 Comments || Top||

#8  No way Swil or Bath House could be aliens. Aliens come from advanced cultures. Trying to sell clapped out commie bullgarb is not advanced. As the old joke goes, "Why are there no hispanics or muzzlimz on Start Trek? Because it's the future..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/30/2019 16:58 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Three white female executives launch $90m suit against NY Education Dept claiming they were demoted under its controversial 'racial equity' plan
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Lois Herrera, Jaye Murray and Laura Feijoo claim they were demoted unfairly

  • Longtime officials were 'victims of the DOE's crusade against toxic whiteness'

  • They say Chancellor Richard Carranza has instituted an anti-white regime

  • Claim that they were pushed out of their positions for people of color
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  These diversity, racial-equity and leveling policies always end up screwing someone.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/30/2019 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  I'd like to see some win in this. After Smolett, the judiciary is a forgone conclusion.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/30/2019 12:20 Comments || Top||



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