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Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Slain DNC staffer's father doubts WikiLeaks link as cops seek answers
[FOX] Six months after a Democratic National Committee staffer was gunned down on a Washington, D.C., street, suspicion that he may have been the source who passed incriminating DNC emails on to WikiLeaks persists despite his own parents' strong doubts.

Seth Rich, who was killed July 10 and would have turned 28 earlier this month, worked as a DNC data analyst and had recently built a database for spurring voter turnout. Despite speculation -- fueled by WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange's own cryptic comments -- that he may have provided some of the emails that rocked the 2016 presidential election, Rich's father rejects such rumors.

"Anyone who knew Seth knew that wasn’t the way he would have handled the problem," Rich’s father, Joel Rich, told FoxNews.com in an exclusive interview, calling Assange’s statements "bizarre." "He would not go outside the system."

Like the Washington police, Rich believes his son was more likely killed in a robbery gone awry.

"The reason Seth was killed is probably because he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," said his father. "There are all kinds of scenarios, but until something else is proven, these are just scenarios."

Rich was a cheerful, compassionate person, who wanted to make a positive impact, said his father.

"Seth above all wanted to make a difference in the world," Rich said of his son. "At work, Seth was able to extend his desire to make everyone feel included to the basic right to vote in American elections."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6527 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This makes less sense all the time. Assange didn't mention Rich. Rich, the DNC staffer who had decided to attach himself to the anti-gun segment of his party for advancement. For a group that loves, Hell, is addicted to waving the proverbial bloody shirt, they never even heard of Seth Rich. Robbery gone awry? Possibly, but the mugger already had created a corpse, it strains the imagination although admittedly not the realm of possibility that he/they wouldn't grab what they could as they already had the ultimate investment in his/their crime.
Posted by: Cesare || 01/11/2017 10:07 Comments || Top||

#2  When you mug someone, you don't shoot them twice in the head and then not rob them. That's what an assassin does.
Posted by: Elmavish Panda1401 || 01/11/2017 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3  After listening to 'little Marko' this morning in the Tillerson hearings, perhaps it was a dreaded Russian assassin.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/11/2017 12:37 Comments || Top||

#4  ...worked as a DNC data analyst and had recently built a database for spurring voter turnout.

Looks to me like he had adequate system access. How long would it take to get it all on a 32GB thumb drive, fifteen minutes w/ even USB 2.0?
Posted by: Raj || 01/11/2017 17:09 Comments || Top||

Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death for Charleston Church Massacre
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Really need to return to execution by public hanging.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/11/2017 9:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Electric chair on trickle charge
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/11/2017 11:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Chain to a road sign along Florida I-75, in 10 inches of low lying water. Chum daily, or until no longer needed. Trail cams and media coverage encouraged.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/11/2017 11:54 Comments || Top||

#4  I still wanna know more about how he got his gun.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/11/2017 13:13 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Right-wing people are better looking than those on the left, study claims
This is not fake news. Just look at Angie Harmon, for example. Then look at Madeline Halfbrite.
Yes, let's look at Angie Harmon. And look some more...
Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person's life -- their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics?

A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia.

The study shows correlation, not causation, but the researchers float a simple economic explanation for why this might happen. Numerous studies have shown that good-looking people are likely to earn more, and that people who earn more are typically more opposed to redistributive policies, like the progressive taxes and welfare programs favored by the left.

The researchers also offer a more general psychological explanation for the trend: That good-looking people are often treated better than others, and thus see the world as a more just place. Past studies have found that the more attractive people believe themselves to be, the lower their preference for egalitarianism, a value typically associated with the political left.

In their first experiment, the researchers showed respondents photographs of political candidates in Finnish municipal and parliamentary elections, members of the European Parliament, U.S. candidates for Senate and governor, and candidates for Australia's House of Representatives. They asked participants to rate the photographs on a five-point scale. The results suggested that politicians on the right are more beautiful on all three continents.

In a separate experiment, the researchers analysed elections in Finland. They say these elections are easier to study because most races feature multiple candidates competing for office -- in contrast to races in the United States, which typically have just two major candidates.

The researchers found that Republican voters care more about appearance than Democratic voters do, but only if the voters don't have much information about the candidates and have to rely largely on appearance -- in city-level elections, for example.

But in elections that give voters a lot of information -- like parliamentary elections when candidates are well covered by TV news and in the newspaper -- politicians' appearance matters equally to voters regardless of party or ideology.

In low-information city elections, a beauty increase of one standard deviation attracts about 20 percent more votes for the average candidate on the right and about 8 percent more votes for the average candidate on the left, the study finds. In high-information parliamentary elections, the figure is roughly 14 percent for candidates on both the left and right.

The researchers also suggest that voters correctly see candidates who are more good looking as more likely to be conservative. When voters don't know much about candidates, they tend to use beauty as a cue for ideology.
Posted by: gorb || 01/11/2017 13:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6528 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Certainly true in my case.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/11/2017 14:48 Comments || Top||

#2  I resemble this remark!
Posted by: Raj || 01/11/2017 16:03 Comments || Top||

#3  In all fairness, it's difficult to look good while screaming and babbling wildly.
(Not everyone can be Jamie Lee Curtis.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/11/2017 17:25 Comments || Top||

#4  I never considered Jamie Lee Curtis good looking. Too androgynous. NTTIAWWT
Posted by: Omomort Cheager7040 || 01/11/2017 18:47 Comments || Top||

#5  You didn't see her in True Lies...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/11/2017 23:24 Comments || Top||

Carrier eye-candy
Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Mediterranean Sea alongside aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), December, 2016.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/11/2017 11:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OK, I gotta ask: are they both underway under their own power, or is the CDG drafting the IKE due to loss of (another) propeller???
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/11/2017 14:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like they are running side-by-side and the article states that the Charles de Gaulle is operationg as part of the Eisenhower battle group.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/11/2017 14:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Control Tower of the CdG seems really far forward. I'm guess with the deck space, it is the only place it could go with the takeoff/landing areas. Any Navy buffs have a short explanation?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/11/2017 15:29 Comments || Top||

#4  No, but notice the bow portion of the flt deck is a bit elevated, whereas USN boats are flat.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/11/2017 16:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Al I could find out (Reddit comment) was that the island was placed to optimize navigation as opposed to plane handling (US).

Perhaps it also eases access to the reactors? They have to be refueled every six or seven years (seriously).
Posted by: Shipman || 01/11/2017 17:47 Comments || Top||

'Probably not terribly realistic': Woman sues Chipotle for $2.2 billion over photograph
A Sacramento
woman is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill for allegedly using her image and posting it in several restaurants without her permission.

Leah Caldwell’s lawsuit, filed on Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court, alleges that Chipotle Photoshopped her image and added bottles of alcohol in the photograph.
"Yer Honer, I drink alcohol out of a jug."
The distortion, according to Caldwell’s lawsuit, puts "a false light upon her character."

Caldwell, who is representing herself
Hmmmm... What is it again that is said about a person being their own lawyer..... Oh, yeah.
is seeking $2.2 billion in profits from the use of her unauthorized image. A photographer and chief executive officer were also named in the complaint. She did not immediately return a request for comment.

Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said the restaurant chain does not discuss details surrounding any pending legal action. But he added, "The filing of a lawsuit is purely allegation and is proof of absolutely nothing."

According to Caldwell, her photograph was taken in the summer or early fall of 2006 when she was sitting inside a Chipotle restaurant near the University of Denver. A man approached and asked her to sign a photo release waiver that would have allowed him to use some photographs he had taken, Caldwell said.

Caldwell said she refused to sign the release.

She said she was engaged "in the personal activity of eating in a nearly empty restaurant" and had a "reasonable expectation of privacy." She accused the photographer of invading her privacy.

According to Caldwell, no cameras were visible. No announcements were made of a photo shoot and no alcohol bottles were placed near her.
So, the "perp" didn't use a discernable camera? "
Nearly six years later, Caldwell said, she saw a photo of herself in a Chipotle restaurant in Florida. The photograph, according to the complaint, was hanging on a wall inside the Orlando eatery on Dec. 21, 2014.
"With a hocus-pocus
You're in focus
It's your lucky day!
SMILE! You're on Can-did Cam-era...!"
A year later, she said, she saw the photograph on the walls of two Chipotle franchises in Roseville, Calif., and Sacramento.

"At each location, the plaintiff recognized the iconic picture, her distinct photographic image and likeness even with apparent editing," Caldwell said in the suit.
"Editing" you say?."
In California, the statute of limitation in publicity-rights cases is two years, so she might not be able to pursue this case because she first noticed the image in 2014, said attorney Douglas Mirell, who represents high-profile celebrities in image-use cases.
Cases like these are why many attorneys have a "initial consultation free" policy. Allows a wheat/chaff decision.
She would also need to show that a percentage of Chipotle’s earnings were directly attributed to her image.

Her quest to get $2.2 billion in damages will be difficult to prove and "probably not terribly realistic," Mirell said.
I detect a $20.00 Gift Card coming in her future."
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope she's hit for court costs and legal fees.
Posted by: Crusader || 01/11/2017 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I hope she wins.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/11/2017 2:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember between pay deducted SGLI and a government kick in*, we pay families of dead soldiers, sailors, airman, and marines, something like $450,000. Explain to me why anyone deserves more? /rhet question

* that extra didn't exist till when Congress was tripping over itself to 'compensate' families who lost members in 9/11, it was pointed out that the government paid out nothing to the military families for generations. Servicemens Group Life Insurance, the payout for death, was deducted monthly from their pay to form an insurance pool for that compensation in all the time prior.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/11/2017 7:44 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Turkey’s first sperm bank for goats founded
[Hurriyet Daily News] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s first sperm bank for goats has been founded in the capital Ankara in order to protect the species of the Ankara goat.

The project, which is carried out by Ankara University, received support from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) worth 240,000 Turkish Liras.

Elite flocks will be founded with artificial insemination in the Ankara Goat Sperm Bank, founded through the cooperation of Ankara University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science lecturer Prof. Ali Daskin, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), and TÜBITAK.

The number of high-technology Ankara goats - which has a high value in the world, especially in the textile industry - has been on a steady decline in Ankara and the surrounding provinces and is now near extinction.

While the number of such Ankara goats is decreasing in Turkey, it has been on the rise in North Africa, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, La Belle France and Russia, according to Daskin.

"With the computer software developed as a part of the project, we’ve reached sperms with highest level of gene quality via embryo transfers, collective insemination, and methods like embryo creation in laboratories. In the sperm bank the prevention of diseases can be possible," Daskin told daily Hurriyet, adding that the farmers could apply to the goat sperm bank.

"Farmers can apply to the goat sperm bank at Ankara University if they want to inoculate high quality goat sperm into their goats. In this way, the Ankara goats started to provide 3.5 kilograms of wool rather than just a kilogram as before," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6509 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sometimes the headlines write themselves...
Posted by: Crusader || 01/11/2017 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Well know we know what Kerry was offering the Turks.
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 01/11/2017 1:26 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 01/11/2017 2:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems like Kerry would've been offering a horse sperm bank contribution rather than a goat one.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/11/2017 9:29 Comments || Top||

#5  "Oh a horse is horse of coarse is a horse so coarse if his name is As Wipe Kerry!"
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 01/11/2017 13:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Someone tell ErdogN they opened a new frozen yogurt shop . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 01/11/2017 15:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Heck, Erdy is going to be the first to make a deposit.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/11/2017 15:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Wait. This sounds like code talk. Are these goats receiving the donated essence of the Turkic elite to raise up new herd of sheep?
Posted by: alpha2c || 01/11/2017 23:49 Comments || Top||

Three killed, 10 wounded as tent roof collapses in mosque in Istanbul
What did Allah have against the mosque -- or is the worshippers he objects to?
[Hurriyet Daily News] Three people were killed and more than 10 were maimed on Jan. 10 after the roof of a tent collapsed on to a mass attending a funeral ceremony at a mosque in Istanbul’s Bakirköy district.

A group of people were in a funeral prayer in the quad of the 5 Kisim Mosque in the Ataköy neighborhood when the tent’s roof collapsed after being pressured by thick snow and striking storm.

The maimed were immediately taken to nearby hospitals while firefighters and rescue teams rushed to the scene to rescue those trapped under the roof.

A witness told Dogan News Agency that they had been warned of a possible collapse. He said the roof collapsed in an instant and created panic among the people.

Another witness said he survived the collapse within seconds after stepping out of the area, adding that the collapse created a huge noise.

Bulent Kerimoglu, the mayor of Bakirköy, has also said municipality teams had arrived at the mosque earlier during the day and warned of a potential collapse after observing that the roof of the tent was overfilled with snow.

Over the past four days, Istanbul was on hold amid heavy snowfall in what Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas described as the heaviest since 2009.
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#1  Such a sha...hey, did the Celtics win tonight?
Posted by: Crusader || 01/11/2017 1:17 Comments || Top||

Oddity in NHemisphere daily temps
By lord garth

[TheGWPF] Dr. Maue emphasizes a sharp hemisphere temperature drop in a 3 day period but it seems to me there is a cyclical slow rise and sharp fall. Also, it may be confined to the lowest level of the atmosphere and based on satellite measurements.

Does anyone in Rantburgland understand this?
Hopefully we didn't just encounter the tipping point into the little ice age the Russians have been predicting for about a decade.

Posted by: lord garth || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under:

#1  2 meter data, which would be surface measurements not satellite.

I'd say it's mostly the sampling bias of surface stations that are over-whelmingly in mid to highish (populated) latitudes, which have been cold recently. No stations on the oceans, including the Arctic and few in the low latitude desert/arid regions.

Although it will be interesting to see the albedo effect of the extensive snow cover currently.
Posted by: phil_b || 01/11/2017 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Uhmm, did anyone see the trend line 1981-2010?
Kinda a short sample Rantburgers.
Go away!
Posted by: jvalentour || 01/11/2017 0:44 Comments || Top||

#3  The shortness of the sample doesn't matter.

If surface temperatures were a valid measure of the climate, then clearly the climate has abruptly cooled. However, they are not a valid measure with numerous issues.
Posted by: phil_b || 01/11/2017 1:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Sun has calmed down recently. Domino affect.
Posted by: Blinky Shath3592 || 01/11/2017 1:25 Comments || Top||

#5  I want to put 5$ on "botched measurements".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/11/2017 4:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Must be all the hot plasma in the atmosphere from HAARP and plasma balls they have been chasing since World War 2 and the advent of radar! They have been working with it like the Russians for over 6 decades!
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 01/11/2017 7:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Lies, damn lies and statistics.

Anything that relies on modelling of this kind is so susceptible to data fudging any conclusions are worthless without 100% data and algorithm auditing.

GIGO has always been a problem but the people loading that garbage in has been the most likely source.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/11/2017 7:41 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm not assuming the absolute accuracy of the measurements. They have obvious systemic issues.

However, those issues are essentially the same each day. Each site has the same problems of local heat source contamination, drift between calibration, etc.

The observation that requires a hypothesis is the cyclic nature of the 5-8 day temperature rise followed by the 3 day temperature drop. That would seem to imply a cycle of relatively slower air mass mixing followed by a relatively faster radiational cooling but how there could be enough measuring sites on the same cycle seems impossible.
Posted by: lord garth || 01/11/2017 8:13 Comments || Top||

#9  lord garth, while ascribing to malice is not always the right choice, I think with regards to all things climatological it's the way to bet in lieu of a whole lot of other evidence.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/11/2017 10:50 Comments || Top||

#10  What does "two meter data" mean?
Posted by: KBK || 01/11/2017 11:00 Comments || Top||

#11  typically observations, i.e., of the temperature as measured by thermometers, is about 2 m above the surface (actually a lot of them are about 1.5m above - which is more convenient for maintenance)

at the actual surface, the temp depends a lot on the nature of the material surface, e.g.,
how long ago the grass was mowed) - this is a problem even at 2m but its not as severe

many of the numerical models also have a computation field that predicts temperatures at 2m
Posted by: lord garth || 01/11/2017 11:46 Comments || Top||

#12  The observation that requires a hypothesis is the cyclic nature of the 5-8 day temperature rise followed by the 3 day temperature drop. That would seem to imply a cycle of relatively slower air mass mixing followed by a relatively faster radiational cooling but how there could be enough measuring sites on the same cycle seems impossible.

It's the transit time of the mid-latitude high pressure systems. Ref my comment on sampling bias.
Posted by: phil_b || 01/11/2017 18:45 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
State of Emergency in Galmudug
Head for the hills!
President of the semi-autonomous state of Galmudug in central Somalia Abdikarin Hussein Guled has declared a state emergency in Galmudug regions on Tuesday.

According to a statement from the office of the president, the state of the emergency that has been put in place will take effect from Tomorrow, Wednesday 11.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Do Gorbag and Shagrat know about this?
Posted by: JHH || 01/11/2017 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Breathlessly awaiting the all-night discussions at the UN...
Posted by: Pappy || 01/11/2017 8:26 Comments || Top||

U.S. troops reach Poland in anti-Russian aggression NATO exercises
U.S. troops have arrived in the small town of Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, as part of the largest armed military brigade deployed in Europe since the end of the Cold War. The U.S. troops, along with 53 track vehicles, including the M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzer, reached Poland after a three-day journey through Germany. The show of force falls under NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve, designed to show the United States' commitment to its European allies in the face of what NATO sees as Russian aggression.

U.S. soldiers also arrived in Wrocław, a city in southwest Poland in which a key NATO and Polish airbase is located.

On Friday, nearly 2,800 pieces of military equipment arrived in Germany when the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reached the port at Bremerhaven before setting off for Poland.

The U.S. troops will spend about a month training in Poland before moving to Germany and Romania for additional training exercises.

"Let me be very clear, this is one part of our efforts to deter Russian aggression, ensure territorial integrity of our allies and maintain a Europe that is whole, free, prosperous and at peace," U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tim Ray, deputy commander of U.S. European Command, said.

The troops will rotate training in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia for the next nine months. The regional training exercises are also designed to test how U.S. forces respond on short notice to a possible conflict with Russia.

"This is a tangible sign of the United States' commitment to maintaining peace on this continent," Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Europe, said in a statement. "It is a sign of the U.S. commitment to this alliance and to peace and prosperity in Europe."
Posted by: Steve White || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Poland. Is that near Syria?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/11/2017 2:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Aren't there enough F*uped deployments in regions that actually need help without 'Parades with Partners'?

Wonder what a brigade of armor could do in Helmand.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/11/2017 2:24 Comments || Top||

#3  9 more days.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/11/2017 4:10 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Give the Poles the damned tanks and let them handle it. If the Russians come west again, the Poles will fight to the last round, and then they'll pick up knives, and when the knives are broken they'll use their bare hands. I don't think anybody on this side of the line - or the Russian side, either - has any idea how much the Poles hate the Russians.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/11/2017 5:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Under strength military, penny packeted across the globe. You have too many commitments with too few resources. He who defends everything, defends nothing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/11/2017 7:47 Comments || Top||

#6  So much for the Obama pivot to Asia.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/11/2017 8:26 Comments || Top||

#7  These troops were intended for Hillary to start some shit with Russia. Instead we will have peace.

Why do we need to defend Europeans? They hate our guts and want our troops out. They are easily capable of defending themselves.
Posted by: Elmavish Panda1401 || 01/11/2017 12:08 Comments || Top||

#8  As much or more than the Hungarians?
Posted by: OregonGUy || 01/11/2017 12:30 Comments || Top||

#9  They are easily capable of defending themselves.

Well, let's not go overboard there Mr. Panda. Doesn't mean we should just because they can't.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/11/2017 13:21 Comments || Top||

#10  Bear baiting is a dangerous occupation.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/11/2017 13:38 Comments || Top||

#11  They hate our guts and want our troops out. They are easily capable of defending themselves.

The Polish descriptor of Platonic perfection of anything is American... or at least it was in 1994, according to my Polish au pair girl. That is not the attitude of a people who hate our guts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/11/2017 14:37 Comments || Top||

#12  But that was 1994. Back then the Poles remembered what had happened between 1939 and 1990. Today, not so much...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/11/2017 14:40 Comments || Top||

#13  Doesn't mean we should just because they can't won't.

FIFY. Check their combined GDP and population against ours. Better to spend their Euros on social programs than defend themselves.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/11/2017 16:16 Comments || Top||

#14  Re:#5 Procopius: Which is why the finely trained but penny packeted British Colonial troops were not prepared for a world War in 1914.
Posted by: borgboy || 01/11/2017 17:38 Comments || Top||

#15  To make transitioning to wipe out ISIS a longer process courtesy lame duck Hussein.
Posted by: Nero White 3083 || 01/11/2017 20:46 Comments || Top||

Hungary Plans to Crackdown on All Soros-Funded NGOs
What fun!
[BLOOMBERG] Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party.

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
member will use "all the tools at its disposal" to "sweep out" NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which "serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments," Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told news hounds on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open Society Institute in Budapest when Bloomberg News called outside business hours.

"I feel that there is an opportunity for this, internationally," because of Trump’s election, state news service MTI reported Nemeth as saying. Lawmakers will start debating a bill to let authorities audit NGO executives, according to parliament’s legislative agenda.

Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, someone followed the money.

How much trouble do you think that sludge bucket has caused in the world.

I would have called Soros scum but I looked for something lower and more disgusting.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/11/2017 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Yo, Doris! On TV, it's Soros.
Looks like he's endorsing Lavoris.
"From Buda to Brexit,
My beak reeked of snakeshit...
But no more!" sez George Ouroboros.

Squeeeek... stretching like a theraband.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/11/2017 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Luuuuuuzl!
Posted by: Shipman || 01/11/2017 9:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Go for it Viktor. As the Willie Nelson poem goes, Soros has 'outlived his johnson' All he can do now is make everyone else miserable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/11/2017 9:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Bravo, Zenobia F!
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/11/2017 14:38 Comments || Top||

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