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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Police: Suspect in Bush’s doctor’s death killed himself
[ARABNEWS] Houston’s police chief says a man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors has killed himself.

Chief Art Acevedo made the announcement at a news conference Friday.

Police allege Pappas shot Dr. Mark Hausknecht on July 20 while the cardiologist rode his bike to work at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Acevedo has said Pappas might have been seeking Dire Revenge for his mother, who died on the doctor’s operating table more than 20 years ago, in April 1997.

Authorities had previously described Joseph James Pappas as armed, dangerous and possibly suicidal.



Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Authorities had previously described Joseph James Pappas as armed, dangerous and possibly suicidal."

Wow, that's helpful.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/04/2018 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Obviously Mr. Pappas gave no thought to impacts on the legal profession.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 9:30 Comments || Top||

#3  "Armed, dangerous and possibly suicidal" accurately describes half of the people in Houston.
Posted by: brujotejano || 08/04/2018 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Well that's convenient. Did he leave a computer printed suicide note?
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/04/2018 11:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Nothing to see here. Just a bunch of people with access to politically sensitive information suddenly dropping dead.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/04/2018 12:03 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Air Force fails to acknowledge mysterious meteor that crashed to Earth near US military base
[Independent] The US Air Force failed to report a major meteor explosion near a military base in Greenland earlier this summer, leading to concern and confusion.

The explosion contained 2.1 kilotons of force and occurred just above an early-warning radar at the Thule Air Force base in June, according to Hans Kristensen, the director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists. Mr Kristensen confirmed the explosion in a tweet on Wednesday, suggesting the meteor could have been mistaken by some as a "Russian first strike".

However, the US Air Force did not release a statement regarding the meteor, or even tweet about the phenomena.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 01:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  However, the US Air Force did not release a statement regarding the meteor, or even tweet about the phenomena.

No damage to golf course or driving range. What's the big deal ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 1:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Noted in a previous post on the subject - not their job to report. There are other agencies that do this work. Aren't we trying to make government smaller? Cut out duplications of effort.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2018 7:02 Comments || Top||

#3  (get out the tin foil...)
It was one of their flying saucers from Area 51 that got loose, and the light of Venus Mars was refracted through swamp gas... (yadda yadda yadda)
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/04/2018 7:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #3:

......resulting from Trump funding reductions at NASA and elsewhere, used to stand-up US Space Force.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  "Russian first strike". In Greenland?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/04/2018 7:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Continuing #4 ... And it was all because of Global Warming...

Remember the (daft) People that think "Global Warming might spur Earthquakes and Volcanoes"...?
Posted by: magpie || 08/04/2018 11:00 Comments || Top||

#7  The Thing?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/04/2018 15:13 Comments || Top||

#8  If the USAF can't dogfight with it, they ain't interested.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/04/2018 17:54 Comments || Top||

#9  Holy hell what was that
Posted by: KBK || 08/04/2018 19:10 Comments || Top||

#10  Meteor? Honestly doubt it.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/04/2018 20:59 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Air Force remains silent after huge meteor hits near US military base
[FoxNews with video & text]
A meteor hit the earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force last month, but the US Air Force has made no mention of the event.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed an object of unspecified size travelling at 24.4 kilometres per second struck earth in Greenland, just 43 kilometres north of an early missile warning Thule Air Base on the 25th of July, 2018.

Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, tweeted about the impact, but America’s Air Force has not reported the event.




Video and text at the FoxNews link (title). The AirForce recently tweeted about this base:




Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not their job. Check with NASA or the Harvard Observatory, clearing houses for comets, asteroids, and meteors.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2018 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Not their job.

Localized cosmic event notification should be pushed, not pulls. It IS their job.

Nobody was watching.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2018 13:43 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Facing deportation, US Marine’s wife leaves for Mexico
[ARABNEWS] The 16-year-old American daughter of a US Marine held back tears as long as she could Friday before her family was split in two.

Her mother, Alejandra Juarez, was finally leaving for Mexico, rather than be sent off in handcuffs, after exhausting all options to stop her deportation.

"My mom is a good person. She’s not a criminal," Pamela said, cursing at the immigration agency before her mother checked in for her flight from Orlando International Airport.

Alejandra and Temo Juarez, a naturalized citizen who runs a roofing business, quietly raised Pamela and their 9-year-old daughter, Estela, in the central Florida town of Davenport until a 2013 traffic stop exposed her legal status.

Afterward, she regularly checked in with US Immigration and Customs officials, which typically went after higher-priority targets like people with criminal records.

Temo didn’t figure his vote for President 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...
would affect them personally. That was before the enforcement of Trump’s "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal immigration.

Now, the Juarez family will be divided in two: Estela will join her mother in Mexico after she gets settled, while Temo cares for Pamela and pays the bills.

Alejandra, 39, petitioned to become a citizen in 2001 but was rejected because she was accused of making a false statement at the border when she sought asylum in 1998, attorney Richard Maney said. He said she was asked about her citizenship and told authorities she had been a student in Memphis, Tennessee for a short time, so border officials apparently thought she was falsely claiming to be an American citizen.

"This is not going to be the last case like this," Maney said. "This is potentially the first of many. There are many military spouses in the same situation."
This should never happen in our country. Non-citizen wives shouldn't be separated from citizen husbands--they should be streamlined in, barring fraud. No military family member should come out of an enlistment not a citizen. Illegals should be tossed, but Hispanic citizens should be protected and we should recognize that the immigration system is crappy and needs a thorough overhaul. My daughter-in-law is Canadian and had to fly home from Australia, where she was working (for Adobe, not an Australian company) on short notice to keep up to date in the system.
US Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., who couldn’t get the votes in Congress for legislation to allow Juarez to remain, called her situation disgraceful.

"We’re not going to give up," he told her with a hug at the airport.

"It’s an absolute disgrace by the Trump administration to be deporting a patriotic spouse," Soto said. "Her husband, Temo, served in the Marines ... while she was at home on the home-front, raising two young women. What justice does this serve?"

Alejandra ultimately decided to "self-deport" to Mexico, rather than turn herself in to be detained and then deported. After 20 years in the United States, she no longer has family or friends in the country, so she chose Merida, a city in the Yucatan where a small community of deported military spouses might help her.
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She's back home again, with her own people. No more oppressive USA for her. Living in fear is no way to go through life. Mexico celebrates getting their good people back. A few more million like her will be a great improvement for them.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/04/2018 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  US Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., who couldn’t get the votes in Congress for legislation to allow Juarez to remain, called her situation disgraceful.
Congress could change at any time.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/04/2018 1:58 Comments || Top||

#3  A U.S. military dependent invasion of Mesico. Who knew ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 9:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Herb McCoy, her husband's the kind of immigrant we want. He served in the Corps and is a small businessman.

I take it you want to lose him too?

Pfeh.
Posted by: Snoluting Phomoth8901 || 08/04/2018 12:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Congress should fix this. They could. But they have ulterior motives.
Posted by: gorb || 08/04/2018 13:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Why should we hog all the good people for ourselves? Let Mexico have some, they badly need them.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/04/2018 21:51 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Zimbabwe president defends 'fair' election as opposition cries foul
[DAWN] Zim-bob-wean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday brushed off allegations that his election victory was tainted by fraud, hailing the vote as a fresh start for the country after the repressive rule of Bob Muggsy Mugabe
Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win....
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Yep. It's all over but the shootin.'
As defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisa decried the official results as a sham, Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe ally, defended the vote and called for unity.

"With the eyes of the world on us we delivered a free, fair and credible election," Mnangagwa told news hounds.

He added that while "no democratic process is flawless", Zim-bob-we's first post-Mugabe election was a far cry from the fraud-tainted polls seen during Mugabe's 37 years in power.

Final results showed Mnangagwa won 50.8 per cent of Monday's vote against Chamisa's 44.3 percent ‐ a knife-edge 0.8 per cent above the threshold needed to avoid a run-off.

But Chamisa has insisted he was the winner of an election he condemned as "fraudulent, illegal, illegitimate".

"We are not accepting fake results," he said, vowing to challenge the results through the courts.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats


Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa wins 1st post-Mugabe election
[DAWN] Zim-bob-we’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election on Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Bob Muggsy Mugabe
Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win....
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Mnangagwa received 50.8 percent of the vote while main opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa received 44.3 percent. The opposition is almost certain to challenge the results in the courts or in the streets.

While election day was peaceful in a break from the past, deadly violence on Wednesday against people protesting alleged vote-rigging reminded many Zim-bob-weans of the decades of military-backed repression under Mugabe.

Zim-bob-we’s president says he is "humbled" by his win.

"Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams," Mnangagwa said on Twitter.

"This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zim-bob-we for all!" Mnangagwa tweeted, after a week that began with peaceful voting Monday but spiraled into deadly violence in the capital Wednesday as the military fired on protesters.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats


Three Russian journalists are killed in an ambush in the Central African Republic while working on an investigation into mercenaries linked to Putin's 'chef'
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They were hunting those recipes for "long pig..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2018 0:59 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Two more women's rights activists are arrested in Saudi Arabia as men revolt over women now being allowed to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Burka + Driving = Crash

Saw it myself
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/04/2018 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  The men are revolting.
Posted by: gorb || 08/04/2018 13:53 Comments || Top||

#3  I always let my girlfriend drive. I listen to a lot less, uh, static that way...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2018 18:38 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Exercise week: Russian fighter jet obliterates a ship after firing a supersonic missile at it in dramatic video during a huge military exercise
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Target ship didn't get to defend itself. Preordained conclusion. If the missile had pre-ignited and taken out the launching aircraft we would not even be seeing the video.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2018 0:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Are we sure that this video didn't come from Raytheon or Hughes? They've posted a lot of them like this.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/04/2018 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Did they load the target up with incendiary materials for that 'Hollyweird' effect (like our own people do)?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2018 13:05 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China’s 500th largest firm is first casualty of trade war with US
[AsiaTimes]The bankrupted Shandong-based company is owned by Shao Zhongyi, who was once Shandong’s richest man.

Shandong Sunrise Group, a major soybean importer that was, for years, China’s 500th biggest company, has become the first Chinese firm to file for bankruptcy as the Sino-American trade war heats up.

The cross-Pacific battle was the last straw for the company owned by Shao Zhongyi, once the richest man in Shandong province according to the Nihon Keizai Shinbun newspaper.

The Japanese news outlet said Sunrise Group was hit by a double whammy this year: the rising price of crude oil, and more recently, the rising price of imported soybeans as a result of the ongoing trade war. It had previously been suffering from falling demand for pig feed.

Last week, Sunrise filed for bankruptcy with a court in the county of Juxian in Shandong after failing to repay its debts.

The company’s collapse shocked many as Shao Zhongyi had built his soybean empire into the largest private-run soybean enterprise in China in only two years.

Posted by: 3dc || 08/04/2018 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Just watch as the house of cards starts collapsing. China can't take it. They literally require the constant injection of hundreds of billions of our wealth every year, just to stay afloat. They're fucked.

Europe is in the same boat.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/04/2018 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  South China Morning Post:
Vanishing boss of Chinese US$5.1 billion hedge fund casts financial regulations in harsh light
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/04/2018 2:29 Comments || Top||

#3  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-08/sizing-up-china-s-debt-bubble-bloomberg-economics

This seems an unsustainable amount of debt. Interest will eat all the economic growth.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/04/2018 7:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Sizing Up China’s Debt Bubble: Bloomberg Economics
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/04/2018 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Sounds like a superhero is needed. The little guy with the red book.

A recent visitor noticed no cash. They use their phones for every money transaction. The old people still have cash but are changing over to the new ways.
Posted by: Dale || 08/04/2018 11:09 Comments || Top||

#6  >suffering from falling demand for pig feed.

That's odd... That says people are not eating pork. Does that mean eating less?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/04/2018 16:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Nah, Bright Pebbels, it just means they're feeding fewer pigs.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/04/2018 17:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Vanishing boss of Chinese US$5.1 billion hedge fund casts financial regulations in harsh light

Sounds like the guy had a better Plan B than Madoff. Madoff lost $18b in client assets, but got caught before he could go anywhere, assuming he did have a plan to leave in the event of discovery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_investors_in_Bernard_L._Madoff_Investment_Securities
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 08/04/2018 22:12 Comments || Top||


Europe
Terrified tourists are forced to evacuate themselves from sweltering, broke down Paris Metro trains and walk along dark tracks after being trapped underground for more than two hours
[MAIL] Young children were among thousands of terrified tourists and commuters who evacuated themselves from sweltering Paris Metro trains after a power cut left them trapped underground for hours.

A technical problem paralysed the network for hours, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people through dark tunnels in stifling heat.

The breakdown began shortly after 8pm local time on Tuesday when a train on Line 1, which serves the Louvre, the Champs Elysees and other tourist landmarks in the French capital, suddenly halted between stops in the popular Marais district.

Network operator RATP was unable to determine the cause of the incident, forcing the shutdown of the entire line.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's August. Maintenance is on holiday. Tourist, heck they dump their elderly to cook in August.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2018 6:55 Comments || Top||

#2  A technical problem paralysed the network for hours

Rehearsal on a soft target?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2018 13:45 Comments || Top||

#3  So they hacked your subway system ehh?
Posted by: newc || 08/04/2018 15:29 Comments || Top||

#4  I always carry a Titan Plus LED light these days, along with my Benchmade and my spacepen.
Posted by: KBK || 08/04/2018 19:15 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
WaPo ‘Fact Check' Excuses Vicious Harassment Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders
[The Federalist] The Washington Post ran a stunningly disingenuous fact check Friday on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claim about the way the press treats her, excusing vicious harassment of the White House press secretary and rating obviously true claims as "bogus."

Among the most bizarre findings by Aaron Blake: The media don’t think Sanders should be "choked," they just want to "wring" her neck. And it’s crazy for her to say anyone said she should be "harassed as a life sentence," when they really said she should be made "uncomfortable" as a "life sentence."

"Nobody advocated for Sanders being choked," Blake wrote, before explaining about the time an MSNBC reporter called for another reporter to wring her neck. Sanders’ comparison of wringing a neck to choking is "uncharitable," he claimed.

"Nobody said Sanders should be harassed as a life sentence," Blake wrote, in an even more brazen denial of the facts. "[Jennifer] Rubin said nothing directly about people ’harassing’ Sanders, although she did say being ’uncomfortable’ should be a ’life sentence’ for Sanders ..."

Blake also claimed Sanders is wrong to say reporters brought comedian Michelle Wolf on stage to mock her at the White House Correspondents dinner. "Sanders makes it sound as though the press tasked Wolf with ridiculing her," Blake wrote. Of course, that’s exactly what the reporters who invited Wolf to the dinner tasked her with, which is why the White House Correspondents Association felt the need to apologize for her appearance.

In fact, Sanders’ statement about harassment is totally accurate. "The media has attacked me personally on a number of occasions, including your own network ‐ said I should be harassed as a life sentence, that I should be choked," she said, adding: "When I was hosted by the [White House] Correspondents’ Association, of which almost all of you are members of, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to my own gender."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 06:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  My hope.....Chief of Staff John Kelly proceeds Sanders prior to the next presser to make the following announcement to the assembled WH press corps:

"If I could have your attention please. I have noted some ill-treatment and harsh rhetoric dirercted against Ms. Sanders in many of these press briefings. Ms. Sanders works for me and speaks for the President of the United States. One more instance of abuse against Ms. Sanders or anyone working for me by this body and the briefings will be immediately cancelled for six months and replaced with hard-copy press releases. This is my first and last warning. Do I make myself clear?"
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 7:04 Comments || Top||

#2  ..We don't work for you. We work for the American people.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2018 7:14 Comments || Top||

#3  I just don't understand. If I mocked my teacher or otherwise was a disruption in class, I was either sent out to the hallway or to the principal's office. Why some of these media reps still have a seat at the daily press conferences is beyond me.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/04/2018 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Jim AssCosta does regularly make a clown of himself and illustrates just how biased the press is.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/04/2018 8:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Rubin is an untalented Never-Trumper whore
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2018 8:34 Comments || Top||

#6  My mother made sure that we kids stopped acting like this when we were about 4. She's still available if the press needs a little sort-of gentle training.
Posted by: Tom || 08/04/2018 12:07 Comments || Top||

#7  The media don’t think Sanders should be "choked," they just want to "wring" her neck.

The fact checker is clearly correct, except for the just modification. To wring someone’s neck comes from a method of killing chickens and other small animals: If you wring a bird’s neck, you twist it like a wet cloth in order to break its neck, killing the bird. Choking, however, can be used merely to subdue rather than kill, making the howling hordes of the press look worse after the correction, rather than better.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2018 13:11 Comments || Top||

#8  and none of those pussies could actually do it
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2018 13:26 Comments || Top||

#9  When you wring a chicken's neck you're not choking it (heh). You're BREAKING it. So Sanders was being charitable in interpreting "wrining her neck" as "choking".
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/04/2018 17:47 Comments || Top||

#10  Should have read all the comments -- trailing wife said it before I did, and better.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/04/2018 17:47 Comments || Top||

#11  WAPO running a fact check? It's a joke, right?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/04/2018 18:50 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Housing society officials arrested for illegal plot allotment, embezzlement
[DAWN] The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
the top office bearers of the Commerce Employees Cooperative Housing Society for illegal allotment of plots, embezzlement in funds and illegal award of contracts for infrastructural development in the housing scheme to some private construction companies.

A spokesperson of NAB told the media on Thursday that those who were arrested include the former president of the housing society Rana Ghulam Farid, the former vice president and general secretary Syed Amir Hussain Shah, general secretary Mazhar Hussain, former executive member Mohammad Akram Awan and the chiefs of two private firms-Sun Shine Real Estate Marketing and Khushnawaz Property Dealer.

"The accused persons were collaborating with one another and were involved in corruption such as wrongful allotment of plots, embezzlement in society funds and the illegal award of contracts for development works causing losses of billions of rupees to members and the public on the lam," the spokesperson said.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


‘Land grabber’ held over ejecting pupils, teachers from govt school in Gulshan
[DAWN] The Gulshan-e-Iqbal police on Thursday evening placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a ’land grabber’ who along with other accomplices locked a government school building and ejected pupils and teachers, who started teaching students outside the main gate of the school prompting higher authorities to intervene.

Area SHO Akhlaq Ahmed told Dawn that the police arrested the main suspect, Soda Khan, and registered an FIR (334/2018) against him under Sections 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 448 (punishment for house-trespass), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistain Penal Code on the complaint of the school headmaster, Tariq Javed.

The held suspect claimed that the land where the school (Govt Boys and Girls Primary School in Gulshan) was established belonged to his "ancestors" but he has no documents to prove his ownership of the property.

The arrested suspect also told the police that he had filed an application before the ombudsman of Sindh and the deputy commissioner East but he had not submitted any complaint before the police, added the officer.

In absence of documents of ownership, the police treated him as part of ’land mafia’, which tried to occupy the building of the school, the SHO said.

The SHO quoting the complainant, headmaster Tariq Javed, said that the pupils were studying at the school when Soda Khan along with other persons arrived there.

Since some construction work was going on inside the school, the suspect allegedly threatened the contractor and also used abusive language.

The alleged land mafia men forcibly ejected the pupils and teachers from the school, who resumed lessons outside its main gate.

The school administration informed the higher authorities and the police concerned who rushed to the spot and broke the lock open and brought the pupils back inside the school.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  The held suspect claimed that the land where the school (Govt Boys and Girls Primary School in Gulshan) was established belonged to his "ancestors" but he has no documents to prove his ownership of the property.

"I have high cheekbones"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2018 9:20 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
EU completes Gaza's largest solar energy field
[IsraelTimes] Plant will provide 0.5 megawatts of electricity per day to desalination plant that by 2020 will provide water to 250,000 people

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
announced Thursday that it had completed construction of the largest solar energy field in Gazoo, which will power the Southern Gazoo Desalination Plant, providing water to residents of the coastal enclave.

The desalination plant currently provides clean water to 75,000 inhabitants of Khan Younis and Rafah. The new energy field’s output of 0.5 megawatts and further investment from the EU will increase the output, so that it will provide drinking water to 250,000 people in Southern Gazoo by 2020, the EU said.

Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner for European neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations, said that electricity shortages create a serious challenge to providing Gazooks with water.

He said that improving living conditions for the people of Gazoo will lead to "mitigating tensions in a highly conflict sensitive area."

The EU is also working on other projects to ease the water crisis in Gazoo. These include supporting an Oxfam plan to rehabilitate brackish desalination plants; working to reduce the amount of water that leaks out of the system, currently a staggering 40 percent;
...reducing leakage alone would be like doubling production for practically no additional investment...
and assisting the Paleostinian Water Authority.
Did anyone think of de-pooifying the poo ponds? Lots of potable water there, and the residue could be sterilized for use as fertilizer or a traditional fuel for the sentimental. Not to mention how much better those neighbourhoods would smell.
In March an international coalition pledged €456 million ($520 million) to construct a central desalination plant. It will be the biggest-ever infrastructure project in the Gazoo strip, and will provide drinking water to 2 million people.

The Gazoo Strip suffers from a serious shortage in sanitation services, electric power, and drinking water. Its problems have been made worse by an ongoing rift between the West Bank-based Paleostinian Authority and its rival, the terror group Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede,, which seized control of Gazoo in 2007.

Additionally, Israel and Egypt are imposing a sea blockade on the territory that they said is designed to prevent arms smuggling by Gazoo terror groups. Goods arrive at Israeli ports, where they are screened for weapons or military-capable material, and then transferred to Gazoo.

Israel says Hamas, the terror group that controls the coastal enclave and seeks to destroy Israel, has diverted hundreds of millions of dollars in international financial aid and materials toward building its military forces and infrastructure.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  So.. my small home generator, for power events, is a little over 5 kilowatts and lets the house limp along with basic services. So, this is equal to 100 of my home generators. That's not much power.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/04/2018 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  You don't understand EU/Hamas logic, 3dc. Next week Hamas will start firing Qasams from this field and IAF will plow it. Then EU will start screeching.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2018 4:43 Comments || Top||

#3  p.s. EU will start screeching while sighing in relief - if you haven't guessed, it would never worked.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2018 5:32 Comments || Top||

#4  No worries - the Paleos will destroy it by the end of the month.
Posted by: Raj || 08/04/2018 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  No worries - the Paleos will destroy it by the end of the month.

It's a mooslim thing. What they don't tear up, they shi* upon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 9:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Torn down and salvaged for rocket parts within a month, tops.
Posted by: Charles || 08/04/2018 11:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Assembled on the former greenhouse site?
Posted by: KBK || 08/04/2018 19:12 Comments || Top||



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