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Spain busts gang that helped finance al-Qaeda in Syria
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
AZ fella arrested for beheading former roommates dog
[AP] BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) ‐ An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of mutilating and beheading his roommate’s dog as she moved out of the home that the two shared in a Phoenix suburb.

Jose Vega Meza, 21, told investigators that he killed the dog on Saturday because his roommate owed rent money to his mother, who owns the home in the city of Buckeye, police said.

The man’s roommate told police she lost track of her dog as she moved out her belongings and saw Vega Meza trying to sneak a box onto her truck.

The roommate opened the box to discover the headless dog inside.

Police could not immediately provide information about the dog’s breed but said it was small.

She was so distraught that she was unable to call authorities until the next day.

Vega Meza told investigators that he killed other animals around his neighborhood, including a cat he said he drowned, police said in court documents.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 07:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jose Vega Meza, the typical Arizona man.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah. See? Here in Florida our five star citizens only sodomize dogs.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Police could not immediately provide information about the dog’s breed but said it was small.

He just wanted a little head.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 13:39 Comments || Top||


Mobster’s son behind dad’s murder at McDonald’s drive-thru
[NYPOST] A wiseguy’s son paid more than $200,000 to have his dad whacked in a McDonald’s drive-thru in The Bronx ‐ and also ordered a botched hit on his own brother, federal authorities in Brooklyn said Tuesday.

Anthony Zottola Sr. , 41, potentially faces a death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
for the alleged patricide of reputed Bonanno crime family associate Sylvester "Sally Daz" Zottola, 71, who was bumped off while waiting for a take-out cup of coffee last year.

Anthony’s stunning indictment followed the arrests of several reputed Bloods street gang members, including ex-con Bushawn "Shelz" Shelton, who Anthony is accused of hiring to organize the Oct. 4 rub-out.

Court papers say that Anthony began scheming against his dad more than a year before the liquidation, which capped a "series of violent attacks and attempts on his life" and that of Anthony’s older brother.

Salvatore Zottola, 42, was shot and critically maimed outside the family’s sprawling waterfront compound in Locust Point on July 11, during what the feds have previously described as an attempt to "lure out" his dad.

Anthony was charged with murder-for-hire conspiracy, unlawful use and possession of firearms and causing death through use of a firearm.

Prosecutors allege that text messages Anthony sent Shelton, 35, are proof of his "position at the helm of this sinister plot."

One particularly chilling text shows the two men communicating in movie-style code on Nov. 26, 2017, about 45 minutes after Sylvester narrowly escaped death when his car was forced over by a dark van and a man in a mask got out and pointed a gun at him, the feds said.

Authorities later found the van, with the mask inside, and used DNA testing to tie it to Shelton, court papers say.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, no big loss. One member of the 'six families' of NY criminals down. And one incarcerated.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 1:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Hiring the Bloods to whack a made man? Kids got no respect these days.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/19/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Must be a fed rap if the death penalty's in play.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 9:05 Comments || Top||

#4  ...I blame NYC's gun control laws. Reduced the available talent.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 9:06 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Alabama man allegedly fed 'attack squirrel' meth to keep it aggressive: officials
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 08:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Then there is, "a beaver bit his nipple off".
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/19/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#2  That's methed up
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/19/2019 16:10 Comments || Top||


Youtube CNET Video : The Real Iron Man Suit
Despite the title, Adam Savage didn't build it.


Posted by: charger || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Too KOOL!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||


Couldn't be pollution: Flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey
(CNN) Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay, where water temperatures have been on the rise in recent years, according to a study.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  oh, thought the article was going to be about the legislature....
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/19/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Beat me to it Mercutio, this is NJ after all.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/19/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm not the first to say it -

"Global Warming - is there anything it can't do?"
Posted by: Bobby || 06/19/2019 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm telling you, Cthulhu is coming back.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Five cases in 2 years - is that an increase, a decline, business as usual? Journalists seem to lack any sense of curiosity.

Note the word 'Possible' in the article headline. And this nice quote buried N paragraphs deep: "hard to say this is all due to climate change -- although it very well could be." A lot of stuff is possible but how likely is it?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/19/2019 10:11 Comments || Top||

#6  this disease is one that has been known for centuries even though it wasn't named until the 1950s

it typically occurs in 1 person per 200,000 which would mean in a normal years there would be dozens of cases in New Jersey.

it is also more common in people with diabetes or persons taking illegal drugs
Posted by: lord garth || 06/19/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#7  it is also more common in people with diabetes or persons taking illegal drugs

But hardly anyone in New Jersey takes illegal drugs!

Posted by: Frozen Al || 06/19/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||


America's infrastructure is crumbling and these people are suffering because of it
(CNN)The fabric of America is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives the nation's infrastructure a D+ grade -- that's the roads and bridges we drive on every day, the airports we use for business and vacation travel, and the schools where we send our children to learn. And newer networks critical to modern life, like broadband internet, haven't even reached many areas yet.

President Donald Trump declared at his inauguration, "We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation." At least seven times, his White House has declared that the chosen theme of a week would be infrastructure, but each time the issue has become lost in other events, often generated by the President himself.

Money -- whether through taxes, tolls or private investment -- is the only way to fix the problem. The ASCE says $4.6 trillion is needed for improvements in the next decade. The Democrats said they and Trump had agreed on a $2 trillion price tag for an infrastructure plan -- which would only be part of a national solution that could also include state, local and private action -- but precious little has been achieved.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under:


#2  the ASCE report is one they do every year

in the guts of the report the details come out and the problem with American infrastructure is not the physical structures but the capacity

that is, roads are not crumbling but they are very crowded

airports are not crumbling but there is a shortage of space frequently

etc.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/19/2019 3:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Giving illegals driver's licenses isn't going to help that then!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/19/2019 4:13 Comments || Top||

#4  the ASCE report is one they do every year

I was going to make a similar observation that, like various media attacks against Trump, this theme's in the rotation / playbook every year, like the flea-flicker and the naked bootleg. Sometimes it works, more often it doesn't.
Posted by: Raj || 06/19/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#5  As a retired ASCE member, allow me to point out that a lot of infrastructure spending passes through Civil Engineers.

If we somehow found enough cash to get the grades up to "A", there wouldn't be enough civil engineers to design and build the projects. Plus I am pretty sure the 'goalposts' would've moved by then. I suppose I am cynical.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/19/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||


#7  Solar flare, aging infrastructure or Russia: Who gets blamed when the US has a massive power outage?

If the fascists commies progressives keep the pressure up, it will be visited upon them by their own acts. Not counting the self inflicted type like brown outs in Northern California.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm an ASCE member, and the guy in charge of our local bridge building/integrity/maintenance. I got called to the Grand Jury after the report card came out a couple years ago and they were worried about the grade our State's bridges got. I assured them that none were in immediate danger of collapse, or anywhere near. They asked why the grade was so low and ASCE demanding more funding. I let them know that that was one of the reasons why I was a dues-paying member, and if they didn't ask for more funding I wouldn't be a member much longer. Meeting over.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Frank! That's even more cynical than me! Keepitup!
Posted by: Bobby || 06/19/2019 9:53 Comments || Top||

#10  frank g

as I recall the long term trend in highway bridges is a decrease in the number that are structurally deficient and an increase in the number that are functionally obsolescent (typically because they aren't wide enough or don't have enough lanes)

Posted by: lord garth || 06/19/2019 15:49 Comments || Top||

#11  The new ASSHTO rating criteria has eliminated the Functionally Obsolete criteria in the Sufficiency Rating as that skewed the results against older bridges that didn't have current standard widths, sidewalks, bike lanes, etc., that have been added on for vociferous constituencies. Currently they are all being rated under the LRFD criteria, which is a big chore. Structurally Deficient is the big driver now for priority work/$. Our bridges are inspected bi-annually by the State DOT SM&I crews with "snooper" trucks that articulate underside and around members
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 19:01 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Nearly 2 dozen St. Louis officers flagged over alleged 'racially charged social media posts'
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 08:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A crime-ridden city like St. Louis hardly needs fewer policemen able to do their jobs. This will do nothing to stem the population losses in the city. It will just make the already safer suburbs even more attractive.
Posted by: Tom || 06/19/2019 20:58 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
'Hacked to death': DRC violence survivors recall horrific scenes
[Al Jazeera] Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
(DRC) in the past two weeks, escaping a wave of resurgent inter-ethnic violence that killed more than 160 people, including babies and young children hacked to death.

The United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
refugee agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday expressed deep alarm over the flare-up in violence in the DRC's Ituri province, which it said had seen "multiple attacks" involving the Hema and Lendu groups since early June.

Speaking to Al Jazeera from the Swiss city of Geneva, UNHCR front man Babar Baloch said the violence had forced more than 300,000 "desperate people" to flee their homes.

"People have been coming in with horrifying tales of how violence has been unleashed against them," he said, warning that the figure of those displaced was likely to be higher.

The cause of the latest flare-up was not immediately clear, but it occurred in a region where tens of thousands died in festivities between the Hema and Lendu between 1999 and 2003.

Attacks between the two communities had also displaced some 350,000 in late 2017 and early 2018, killing about 300 people before a tenuous calm took hold.

But last week, four Lendu traders were killed in attacks the Lendu blamed on the Hema, which locals say sparked off the latest violence.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah it hurts, why did you let it happen?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Blaming America in 3...2...1...
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/19/2019 18:28 Comments || Top||

#3  you don't have to preview your next comments...
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 18:31 Comments || Top||


Britain
Sex doll maker creates replicas of dead partners to combat loneliness
[Metro] A sex doll business owner offers a special bereavement service for those suffering from loneliness, whereby she’ll create a replica of their dead partner. Mum-of-four Jade Stanley, 35, launched Sex Doll Official in 2018, a company which sells customisable dolls designed for different purposes.

Speaking on This Morning with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Jade, who was joined by sex doll Amelia, opened up about one service they offer where they create a replica of deceased partners. Asked if she had people ask for a doll of their dead partner, Jade said: ’Yes I’ve actually had it. Loneliness is a massive issue in the UK and I think one of the most surprising aspects of this industry for me, is really it’s not all seedy and sexual. It really isn’t.

’I’ve had lots of customers who genuinely come to me and they want a doll for comfort purposes only. I think that’s fantastic. I think in that case I’m fulfilling my job by providing comfort to somebody in their time of need.


Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That bodes well for local psychologists.
Posted by: Beau || 06/19/2019 6:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Next stop, legalized necrophila. The dead already vote and collect Social Security, why can't they have sex ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sorry but that's just sad as well as kinky.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/19/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Can they, uhm..., make pets?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Them pets that are 'adult' dollies and teddy bears. When SHTF I see a great cleansing of the hive to unfold.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#6  How long before the trademarked likenesses of Beyonce and rihanna and all them Hollywood dollies get 'officially licensed' stamps and are found in bedrooms of every leching fan ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#7 

Ohh, uh, spoke too soon. Although this doesn't look trademarked.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 9:17 Comments || Top||

#8 

YAAAAGH !

I will never un-see that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Kinda like posters of the '70's.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#10  You're a little late Dron. Several female adult stars have already marketed full size 'doll' replicas as all too often seen in British Sun features linked numerous times by Drudge. Insert I'm So Ronery here?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 10:41 Comments || Top||

#12  72 special Omar faced piglet sex dolls for jihadists.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/19/2019 13:49 Comments || Top||

#13  I think it's more likely we'll see AI's of the starlets that appear on your VR headset or simple screen and don't require an embarrassing 'thing' in your closet when the folks come over.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/19/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||

#14  Obvious you haven't seen what's coming out on Steam lately...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/19/2019 19:50 Comments || Top||


Boris Johnson wins most second round votes on path to become UK PM
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, won the most votes cast in the second round of voting for Conservative Party leader on Tuesday, with four other candidates also getting through.

Johnson, a former London mayor, and foreign minister won 126 votes, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in second place on 46 votes and environment minister Michael Gove third with 41 votes.

The international development minister Rory Stewart was fourth on 37 votes and the interior minister Sajid Javid was fifth on 33 votes.

One candidate ‐ former Brexit minister Dominic Raab ‐ was eliminated after he failed to receive the required minimum of 33 votes.

Now the remaining candidates will face further votes to whittle down the contest to two when Conservative members will decide who will become the leader and Britannia’s next prime minister.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I don't think there's any real conservative leader in the UK that will deliver brexit, put the islamists back in their place or even fulfill their oath of protecting British citizens from colonists. They're all the same brand of liar.

"Insofar as my words have given offence over the last 20 or 30 years and people have taken those words out of my articles and escalated them, then of course I'm sorry for the offence that they have caused,” said Mr Johnson, previously foreign secretary and mayor of London.

He was keen to emphasise that his great-grandfather, Ali Kemal, was a Muslim.



Mustapha Ali Kemal Bey, an Ottoman politician who became a liberal journalist and later was a leading member of the Ottoman Freedom and Accord Party. He fell foul of the Sultan Mehmed V (yechh!) and fled to England. Kemal returned to the Ottoman a widower (His first wife was Winifred Brun) and married the daughter of an Ottoman pasha. After Kemal's brutal murder at the hands of Ottoman thug Nureddin pasha, Kemal's son and daughter living in England adopted their maternal grandmother's maiden name of Johnson. His son Osman became 'Wilfred Johnson' and later married Irene Williams of Kent. Their son was Stanley Johnson, member (EUP) and father of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||

#2 

Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson over burka comments. Rowan Atkinson has defended Boris Johnson over his comments on women wearing burkas and said the former Foreign Secretary's remarks were funny.

Mr Johnson is facing an investigation and could be disciplined by Conservative party bosses after saying women in burkas looked like 'letterboxes' and 'bank robbers'.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/19/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  The anti-Brexit crowd has taken Billy Jeff Cigar's mantra to heart "Then we've just got to win." If they go all out to sink Boris before he becomes PM that tells you all you have to know. If they let him become PM, that tells you all you have to know.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Four suspects charged with shooting down passenger jet in Ukraine
[NY Post] Four people – three Russians and one Ukrainian – will face murder charges in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed in 2014, officials said Wednesday.

Russian nationals Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov, as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko, will be prosecuted in the Netherlands, with a trial due to start in March 2020, according to the Dutch-led probe.

"Today we will send out international arrest warrants for the first suspects that we will prosecute. They will also be placed on national and international wanted lists," Dutch police chief Wilbert Paulissen told a press conference.

Flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014, when it was blown apart after being hit by a missile over territory in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists, according to investigators.

Dutch prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said they were the "four who will be held accountable for bringing the deadly weapon, the BUK Telar, into eastern Ukraine."

The four suspects are likely to be tried in absentia as Russia does not allow its nationals to be extradited for prosecution. Investigators said Kharchenko's whereabouts were currently unknown.

Last year, the same investigation team said the BUK anti-aircraft missile that struck the Boeing 777 had originated from the 53rd Russian military brigade based in Russia's southwestern city of Kursk.

Girkin, a former colonel of Russia's FSB spy service, was minister of defense in the Moscow-backed Donetsk People's Republic. He was the commander of the DNR when the flight was shot down, according to The Guardian.

Dubinksy, who is employed by Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, served as Girkin's deputy in the DNR, officials said.

Pulatov, a former soldier with the GRU's special forces spetsnaz unit, was Dubinsky's deputy, they said. And Kharchenko, who led a military combat unit in the city of Donetsk, was under their command.

Investigators said the soldiers "formed a chain linking DNR with the Russian Federation," enabling the separatists to get heavy equipment from Russia including the Buk launcher used to fire at the Malaysian plane with "terrible consequences."

The four suspects did not push the button themselves but were responsible for bringing the missile system to eastern Ukraine, therefore they can be held criminally liable, investigators said.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 08:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Meanwhile, the investigative internet site Bellingcat on Wednesday published new details of people allegedly involved in the shootdown of MH17.

They include Girkin and about a dozen other military commanders and separatist fighters, some of whom are Russian and tied to Moscow’s military spy agency, the GRU.

Bellingcat claims the military intelligence wing of the Donetsk People’s Republic – the GRU DNR — was “instrumental” in procuring the BUK launcher and in arranging its transport to Ukraine from Russia, then back to Russian territory.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#2  It's your human right to fly on a commercial flight through a combat zone defended by AA missiles. Who didn't get the memo?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China censors are coming down hard on major Chinese film productions
[FT.COM]

China’s top film regulator was merged with the ruling Communist party’s propaganda department last year, a move that several film industry executives said had resulted in a tightening of China’s already restrictive film censorship. 
FT dot COM is not friendly to article or content quoting so head to the title link at FT to see their form of their content.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/19/2019 03:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  'the Wandering Earth' is a success in scale, scope and imagination.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#2  What? They aren't allowed to copy Hollyweird moovies where only black ghey women have sooper powers? How can they make any money if they are locked out of that market?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 11:35 Comments || Top||


Great White North
Trans Mountain: Canada approves $5.5bn oil pipeline project
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 09:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Justine Treudeaux dies a little inside today...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 11:14 Comments || Top||

#2  the fact that this was controversial at all is a farce

this project is parallel to an existing pipeline that has operated reliably

Justine Trudeau is, apparently with straight face, proclaiming this a 'green project' and that it will reduce dependency on the USA (Canada is a net exporter of oil and gas and electricity to the US).
Posted by: lord garth || 06/19/2019 15:42 Comments || Top||

#3  THis is all so embarrassing . . . . . . and anger making. I wish he'd make another family trip to India.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 06/19/2019 22:06 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Man sues brewery over 'women's only' IPA, claims he 'felt forced to identify as female'
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 08:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The best "Western Civilization's Days Grow Short" article I've read today!

Sincere appreciations.
Posted by: Bugs Smiter of the Slytherins2880 || 06/19/2019 21:52 Comments || Top||


Wedding to follow World Cup for US teammates Krieger, Harris
PARIS (AP) ‐ Many World Cup teammates have special bonds. The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is among the strongest at the tournament.

They got engaged last year and are planning a December wedding.

"A lot of our teammates with their partners and spouses, they don’t get to be here day in and day out," Krieger said. "It’s really nice to be able to share this moment with her and to make these memories with her."

They announced their engagement in People magazine in March, revealing Harris proposed on the beach in Clearwater, Florida, during a picnic last Sept. 15 and surprised Krieger with a ring.

"She is what makes me. She is my life. She is the person I am spending the rest of my life with," Harris said.
"Or at least a couple years, ya know"
They first met in 2010, a time both were training with the national team. They were teammates with the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League for much of 2013-15. Harris was left unprotected in an expansion draft and was taken by the Orlando Pride, and Krieger joined her when she was traded to the Pride after the 2016 season.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 08:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Would I be safe in assuming that would be Harris on the right in the graphic ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  As if you needed more confirmation. Soccer is Gay.
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 06/19/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Is it just me... or do these people oftentimes resemble one another, and if so, what might that indicate ?

Un-urbanized, curious and simple minded in Georgia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  ..in the old days, resemblance was marked by that fact that you didn't travel more than 20 miles from where you were born. Today, its more like 3 degrees (or less) of social separation.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#5  ...and not to rule out the amount of narcissism in our Haute couture generations.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 9:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Looking alike could also be the result of family issues messing with ones head.................
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/19/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Had to sit in a room where a womens' soccer game was on recently. Some of the US players are very scary looking, some are palatable. Pretty much all of the other countries' players are frightening to look at.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||

#8  ...wait till the trans start showing up. Then again, it might be hard to detect.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#9  Then again, it might be hard to detect.

Only owing to context. And the hypocrisy is front and center. The retired players chosen to do TV commentary are all telegenic.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#10  that would be Harris on the right in the graphic

Yeah, that one does look a bit like Ed Harris...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#11  Soccar, the new softball.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/19/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#12  How can you play soccer with no balls?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#13  @#7

Frightening?
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/19/2019 13:42 Comments || Top||

#14  Try Again
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/19/2019 13:43 Comments || Top||

#15  EC, yes but how many steins can she carry at once in a drindl?
Posted by: Capsu 78 || 06/19/2019 17:23 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Worth repeating: 50% of crime happens in 2% of America
h/t Instapundit
Data from 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, shows us that 54% of counties (containing 11% of the population) had zero murders. 69% of counties had no more than one murder, and held about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.

The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. The study shows more than half of all murders occurred in just 2% of counties nationwide.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/19/2019 07:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can't say it enough. Even though you have to get there via the questionable Unz Review, Paul Kersey's blog is always worth a look...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  But! We have to punish all Americans because of the actions of a few! [do i need to put a /sarc on that or is it too close to an AOC position?]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 9:13 Comments || Top||

#3  And that 2% is in demoncrat run shit holes.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/19/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

#4  ...and 80% of the prison population.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Isn't math a bitch racist.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/19/2019 13:45 Comments || Top||

#6  And the counties with the no murders and low murders have the higher gun ownership per capita.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/19/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Homosexual men are 2% of the population but 40% of all pedophiles.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/19/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Something strange with next Falcon Heavy Launch
[Twitter]



Link to FCC Filing


Posted by: 3dc || 06/19/2019 03:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Night launch. Should be pretty dramatic.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I was in Orlando on business when there was a Shuttle launched at O'Dark thirty. TV for the run up, then a facing window when it took off. Spectacular even from that distance.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Expanding the envelope and coming in hot! Eventually, SpaceX plans to land from orbital velocities.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 06/19/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||



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