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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Russia claims International Space Station 'leak' was DELIBERATE sabotage: Officials say hull was damaged 'from the inside with a drill'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 08:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It looks suspicious to me, too.
Posted by: gorb || 09/04/2018 14:28 Comments || Top||

#2  I think I seen this movie.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/04/2018 15:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Paging Col. Mustard...Col. Mustard to the white courtesy phone.....
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 09/04/2018 16:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Isnt this part of the plot to Ice Station Zebra?
Posted by: Penguin_of_the_Desert || 09/04/2018 17:41 Comments || Top||


At Least 21 Shot, Four Killed, Friday Through Sunday in Rahm Emanuel's Chicago
[Breitbart] At least 21 people were shot, four fatally, Friday through Sunday in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the carnage began Friday night, with a total of two people shot between 5 p.m. and midnight. Eight people were shot Saturday, including a 30-year-old woman who was shot in the back of the head while standing in an alley. Police arrived on scene and pronounced her dead.

No arrests have been made in the woman’s murder and a second murder occurred in the same area roughly 20 minutes later.

On Sunday alone ten people were shot and two were killed. The wounded included an 11-year-old girl who was shot while standing outside with a 17-year-old girl Sunday just before 11 p.m. They were standing in the West Pullman neighborhood when someone drove by and opened fire.

The 11-year-old was shot in the chest.

Breitbart News reported at least 28 were shot last weekend in Emanuel’s Chicago. Over 50 were shot in Emanuel’s Chicago over the weekend of August 18-21 and six people were killed. The shooting victims include three who were shot during a "peace picnic" Saturday, August 19. At least 33 people were shot in Chicago during the weekend of August 10 through the morning of August 13.

Over 70 were shot August 3 through the morning of August 6, and 11 of them died from their wounds.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/04/2018 04:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But lingering tribal conflicts in far away places in the ME and Africa are the real problem.

[sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/04/2018 4:18 Comments || Top||

#2  I do believe it has the same root causes - genetics are destiny, Besoeker.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 4:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Are you saying a clydesdale might not win the Hambletonian ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/04/2018 4:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Rahm just announced he is not going to run for re-election!
Posted by: 3dc || 09/04/2018 12:28 Comments || Top||

#5  So, overall, a slow weekend?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/04/2018 13:57 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Woman, 20, with Type 1 diabetes who refused insulin injections because she ‘didn’t do needles’ dies
[THESUN.CO.UK] A YOUNG woman who refused diabetes treatment because she "didn't do needles" has died after slipping into a suspected diabetic coma. Natasha Horne, 20, would not take insulin injections for her Type 1 diabetes and hid the condition from her pals.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Evolution in Action
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 5:51 Comments || Top||

#2  In the pic she has several tattoos. How did she get those without a needle.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/04/2018 6:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Let me guess Airandee: you don't have much to do with young people - this are decals.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 6:13 Comments || Top||

#4  People choose how they go out all the time.One man faced with the prospect of a foot amputation said" I came into this world with two feet and I'll go out with two feet". He happened to be the town sheriff for years. Sometimes the quality of life just isn't there. You might want to linger longer but suffering all that time is not the answer for many. Now with the opioid cutbacks people are suffering terribly. One man about 83 had been on them for twenty years. His prescription was stopped. He didn't want to suffer so he took his life. The drug of choice now is heroine for those disinclined to self termination. Well, seems far less difficult.
Posted by: Dale || 09/04/2018 12:44 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Truck carrying Axe body spray explodes in Texas
[WDRB]
Unilever is a British company, so perhaps they weren’t expecting Texas summer temperatures.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's going to cause a stink!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/04/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Smells like teen spirit!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/04/2018 3:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Hot stuff!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/04/2018 7:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Better, in the comment section -

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force as if a million dudebros suddenly cried out in dismay and were suddenly silenced."
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/04/2018 7:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Sob.... Some of 'em might have to actually shower or bathe until the supply chain catches up...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/04/2018 15:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Some of 'em might have to actually shower or bathe until the supply chain catches up...

So your saying Democrats hardest hit right?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/04/2018 17:08 Comments || Top||


Aged 81, Oldest Person In Britain To Have Reassignment Surgery Shares Her Joy At Becoming A Woman
[THESUN.CO.UK] "I've always wanted to try menopause," he/she/it titters.

Whoa! I said "titters!" Bad Fred! Bad! No cookie!
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What's the deal?
Parts don't work anyway.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#2  But don’t ask for a kidney after age 58.

I’d be very upset. The NHS doesn’t have the money for this.
Posted by: Glaling Scourge of the Weak8619 || 09/04/2018 11:29 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
You should have sold Nike last week
Nike selected the controversial former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the new face of the athletic wear company's "Just Do It" campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

"Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.

#JustDoIt," Kaepernick, who has been with Nike since 2011 though hasn't played on an NFL team since the 2016 season, posted on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Yet another company happy to alienate half its customer base.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The only thing this asshole 'sacrificed' is his career as an NFL backup QB.
Posted by: Raj || 09/04/2018 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  According to what I've heard... that wasn't much of a sacrifice.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/04/2018 0:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Not that it matters now...
Posted by: Raj || 09/04/2018 0:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Just Do It Nike! (CEO of Adidas)
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/04/2018 1:12 Comments || Top||

#5  "Believe in something, even if it's stupid. Because your 15 minutes of fame ain't gonna last forever."
Posted by: SteveS || 09/04/2018 1:33 Comments || Top||

#6  "And besides this Nike thing...

I'm busy! I'm talking to Avis,
Both Benford and Benjamin Chavis,
Then headed for Vegas:
A chain of bodegas
And one man show, Angela Davis!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/04/2018 1:36 Comments || Top||



#9  just dolt.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/04/2018 8:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Nike will report earnings late this month but it will be for the quarter ending 31 August and thus not reflect any results from ths advertising decision.

Pre market, the stock is down about 2%.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/04/2018 8:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Kaepernick won't stand for the flag but he'll bow down to the Nike dollar?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 12:50 Comments || Top||

#12  I started buying and wearing New Balance shoes a long time ago because they come in widths and, with my feet, that's important. But I also find they are most often NOT made in China. They are every bit a functional and comfortable as NIKE.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/04/2018 13:09 Comments || Top||

#13  Nike's Kaepernick Ad Has Cost The Company Over $4 Billion So Far
Posted by: Beavis || 09/04/2018 13:43 Comments || Top||

#14  And sinking the ship we have

Mark Parker an American comedian and part time businessman. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Nike, Inc. He was named the third CEO of the company in 2006.

Parker was born in the Poughkeepsie circus in New York. The son of siamese twins Meg and Bruce Parker. He printed out his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Penn State University's photo lab in 1977. He is married to a Lucas standby droid and has three children. All have flipper ears and recessed nipples.

He ran away from the Penn State track and cross country teams.

Now he's running Nike into an ESPMS novelty side show.

Snark off.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/04/2018 14:36 Comments || Top||

#15 
Posted by: Anomolous Sources || 09/04/2018 19:19 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
South Africa Unexpectedly Slides Into Recession For The First Time Since 2009
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 13:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unexpectedly...

I do not think that word means what you think it means.....
Posted by: Pholung Borgia3306 || 09/04/2018 14:18 Comments || Top||

#2  What is expected and unexpected depends on the intelligence, or lack thereof, of the observer or, in this case, of the participants.
Posted by: gorb || 09/04/2018 14:21 Comments || Top||

#3  First: Recession
Second: Sell resources for food imports because the seized farms don't work...
Final: Starve in Socialist Hell.
Posted by: magpie || 09/04/2018 14:56 Comments || Top||


Eight killed in blast at South African munitions depot
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed in an explosion at a South African munitions depot in Somerset West, near Cape Town, but the cause of the incident was still unknown, a fire and rescue official said on Monday.

The blast occurred at Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) depot, a joint venture between Germany’s Rheinmetall Defence and South Africa’s state-owned arms maker Denel.

"I can confirm that eight people are dead," said Theo Layne, a fire and rescue spokesman.

The cause of the blast was not known, he said.

Police could not be reached to comment.

RDM said in a statement that an explosion occurred at one of its buildings, but it could not confirm whether there were any injuries or fatalities.

"We are currently investigating the matter," it said.

RDM manufactures and supplies selected munitions and explosive related products for armed and police forces in South Africa and around the world.

Rheinmetall holds a 51 percent stake and Denel has a 49 percent shareholding.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...As a former USAF munitions guy, I'd like permission to steal that pic....

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/04/2018 4:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Could be worse.
They could have been AXED.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 7:52 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
US receives advanced air defense radar from Ukraine
[PRESSTV] The US Army has received an advanced air defense radar system it bought from Ukraine, after a firm allegedly linked to Russia tried to block the sale.

The US Army Contracting Command center in Orlando, Florida received the 3D mobile radar system from through the Ukrainian state company SFTC "Progress," according to the ImportGenius, an Arizona-based company which tracks import/export activity at various shipping docks.

The 36D6M1-1 radar, developed by Ukraine’s state-owned Scientific and Production Complex "Iskra," is a designed to be used in modern automated air defense system and anti-aircraft missile systems.

The 3D radar’s main function is to detect low flying air targets under active and passive jamming. It can also be used to control military and civilian air traffic.

Defense Blog, the first website to report the story, wrote Monday that the US Army was going to analyze the system and probably use it to simulate opposition force (OPFOR) equipment in training.

Dubbed "Tin Shield" by NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
, the highly mobile radar system has been used in variants of the Russian air defense system S300.

Many countries including Iran, China and Russia are currently operating different iterations of the air defense system.

Defense Blog wrote that a company "associated with Russia" had tried to block Iskra from selling the system to the US, on the grounds that it had failed to pay royalties for using patented technologies.

Russia is known to have developed sophisticated radar technologies for its air defense systems, enabling them to detect and target aircraft and missiles of various types in lower and higher altitudes.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:


Ukrainian woman detained in Zaporozhe for sex trafficking crimes
Translation unedited. See the article for links to other stories.
[Novorosinform] Law enforcement officers of Zaporizhzhya together with border guards detained an 18-year-old local woman who was engaged in the recruitment of girls into sexual slavery abroad. This was reported by the press service of the regional police.

According to the police, the figurine was engaged in the recruitment and movement of women, including underage girls. She received money for selling them to sexual slavery abroad.

Investigation of criminal proceedings continues, the detainee faces from 5 to 12 years in prison.

In August, it was reported that in the Volyn region, a man tried to sell two Ukrainian women to sex slavery.

In July in the Kharkiv region, a resident of Sumy tried to take three Ukrainian women to Myanmar for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

On June 29, on the border with Poland at the "Grushev-Budomesh" checkpoint, policemen detained a pimp who tried to sell two girls to sexual slavery in Slovakia.

At the end of 2017, sex workers thanked Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Rosenko for positive changes in the issue of legalization of prostitution.

Earlier, a petition was published on the website of the President of Ukraine with the proposal to legalize prostitution in the country for replenishment of the budget and pension fund.

Note that on February 5, the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine recorded more than twofold increase in the slave trade in 2017 . This is indicated by the statistics provided by the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.

According to most criminologists, the real crime rate is 3 to 5 times higher than the registered one. That is, 340 registered cases of human trafficking should be multiplied by five.

In October last year, the Communications Department of the National Police said that for 9 months of 2017, the Ukrainian police recorded 263 crimes related to trafficking in persons . This figure is almost three times more than for the entire 2016, the National Policy said in a statement.
Posted by: badanov || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:


Museum detailing Tsarist, Stalinist repression opens in Samarkand
Unedited translation from Russian
TASHKENT - [REGNUM] The museum of "memory of the victims of Stalinist repressions" was opened on the territory of the faculty of geography and ecology of the Samarkand State University (SamSU), the "Detailed.uz" edition reported on September 3.

The museum tells about the so-called struggle of the local population for freedom from Tsarist Russia, about the "national revival" (1901-1917), as well as about the collapse of the unrecognized state of "Turkestan autonomy". In the museum periods are distinguished from 1937 to 1938 and from 1940 to 1950, which were called "political repression."

The chairman of the republican fund "In memory of the victims of repression" Bakhtiyor Khasanov said that the seventh museum on this subject opens in the Samarkand region.

As reported BakuToday , August 31, Uzbekistan held events in honor of the Day of Victims of Repression, which was established by the first President of the Republic Islam Karimov in 2001. Representatives of the post-Soviet authorities in Uzbekistan cultivate in the people myths about the "awful position of Uzbekistan" in the composition of Russia and the USSR.

Did you know that August 31st is the Russian commemoration of Day of Remembrance of Victims of Repression?
Posted by: badanov || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
It's Jon Kyl
Jon Kyl, once one of the most powerful Republicans in the U.S. Senate, will return to Capitol Hill to succeed the late Sen. John McCain, The Arizona Republic has learned.

Gov. Doug Ducey is scheduled to unveil the 76-year-old as McCain’s successor at a 10 a.m. news conference at the Arizona Capitol, after notifying McCain’s wife, Cindy, and other key political figures of his decision.

Kyl, who served alongside McCain during his 18 years in the U.S. Senate, will fly to Washington, D.C., following Ducey’s announcement. He retired in 2013 after rising to become the second-highest-ranking Republican senator.

Kyl has agreed to serve at least through the end of the year, a representative for Ducey said. If he opts to step down after the end of the session, the Republican governor would be required to appoint another replacement, the aide said.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/04/2018 13:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Long enough to see which way the wind blows in November. Punt.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/04/2018 15:32 Comments || Top||

#2  As I noted below: No Senator Cindy to join up with Murky and Droopy to hose conservatism.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/04/2018 15:51 Comments || Top||

#3  ...I'm impressed. They named a Republican to the seat.

And I have got to believe that the McCain family is furious right now. Cindy and Megan were the frontrunners for the job.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/04/2018 16:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Going to guess Ducey worked out some sweet concessions for himself by not naming Cindy or Meggie Moo. Hopefully nothing that will come back on him in a Blago kinda way.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/04/2018 16:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Is this the end of the House Harkonnen McCain?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 16:50 Comments || Top||

#6  ...plots within plots.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/04/2018 17:17 Comments || Top||

#7  The time for ramming thru Cindy or Meggy Moo was now. In January (or 2020) they'll be old news
Posted by: Frank G || 09/04/2018 18:34 Comments || Top||

#8  mini-McMCain will have to *work* for the vacant Seat.
Posted by: magpie || 09/04/2018 19:28 Comments || Top||

#9  mini? The pictures I've seen of Cindy show a skinny broad taller than her hubby. Meggie Moo is the Large Party as they say in Dallas strip clubs...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/04/2018 19:38 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm actually impressed by the governor. He told McCain he wouldn't put his wife on the seat and McStain got pissed and held onto the seat until death ripped it from his fingers.

Now McStain's wife is out on the curb and as Frank said, the time for her to get it is now. Much much harder in later years.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/04/2018 19:41 Comments || Top||

#11  I am still pi$$ed on the fact that Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski appointed his daughter Lisa to the US Senate. I do not care how talented the relative is---it is not appropriate to appoint your relative. More trouble than its worth.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/04/2018 20:04 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Sindh govt to bear medical expenses of 8-year-old boy who lost limbs
[DAWN] Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, while presiding over the provincial cabinet meeting at CM House on Monday, directed the health department to make necessary arrangements for the treatment of the eight-year-old boy whose both arms had to be amputated due to severe burns he sustained after an 11,000-Volt electrical wire fell on him in the street where he was playing on Aug 25.

The incident took place in Ahsanabad Sector-4 off Superhighway. As a result of the electric shock, both of Umar’s arms were badly burnt and doctors had to amputate them in order to save his life.

"I want to rehabilitate him at any cost and the provincial government would bear all the treatment expenses wherever it is possible," he said.

The provincial cabinet also took up the issue of overhead cables hanging everywhere in the city. The chief minister, on the recommendation of the cabinet, constituted a committee under the local government secretary to talk to the relevant quarters to remove all overhead cables of internet, telephone, TV cables and others.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Bottles found in Sharjeel's room contain oil and honey, blood sample devoid of alcohol traces
Oh, now don't they feel dumb...
[DAWN] The two bottles recovered from incarcerated PPP leader Sharjeel Inam Memon's room in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Ziauddin Hospital contained honey and oil, according to a chemical examination report made public on Monday.

On Saturday, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had conducted a ’raid’ on a room of Dr Ziauddin Hospital in Clifton, which was declared a sub-jail by provincial authorities, where Memon was staying, and reportedly found "liquor" there.

Soon after the bottles were confiscated, the PPP leadership had insisted that the bottles did not contain alcohol but honey and olive oil.

The chemical report signed by Director of Laboratories and Chemical Examiner to the Government of Sindh Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari confirmed that one bottle contained honey while the other contained olive oil.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Big Shirley was still trying to snatch Nunzio bald-headed. She was already halfway there...
it appeared that Memon's blood also did not contain any traces of alcohol, DawnNewsTV said while quoting the test report.

The blood samples were taken at Ziauddin Hospital on Saturday and the report from Aga Khan Hospital is dated Sunday.

Memon had been under treatment and in judicial custody at the Ziauddin Hospital's Shirin Jinnah branch, where his room had been declared a sub-jail.

He was parcelled off to Karachi's Central Jail soon after the alleged discovery of liquor bottles in his room, as police and hospital authorities scrambled to save face.

After the CJP's 'raid', the Sindh chief secretary and DIG Prisons Aftab Pathan reached Ziauddin Hospital in an effort to "record evidence and take action".

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Oh, now don't they feel dumb...

Kinda like seizing Noriega's bags of cornflour 'cocaine'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 7:49 Comments || Top||


Woman shot dead by kin over ‘honour’
[DAWN] GUJRAT: A lady health worker, who was a mother of two children, was bumped off at her house by her sister’s husband over "honour" at Chakrian village in Kunjah police precincts on Sunday.

Police said the suspect, Khawar Imran, who fled soon after the incident was a vice-chairman of the Lungey union council. He allegedly had suspicion about the character of the victim, Bushra Parveen (35), who worked as a lady health worker. She had two children -- a daughter and a son.

According to police, the suspect entered the house of Bushra and shot up her with a Kalashnikov, killing her on spot.

A case has been lodged against the suspect under section 302 of the Pakistain Penal Code (PPC) on the report of Mazhar Iqbal, the husband of the dear departed woman.

The dead body was handed over to the relatives of the dear departed after autopsy conducted at the Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital.
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Child succumbs to injuries inflicted on him after rape
[DAWN] LAHORE: A minor boy who was injured during a sexual assault in Sherakot departed this vale of tears at the Children’s Hospital on Sunday.

The family and relatives of the dear departed kept the body on the road at Babu Sabu interchange and blocked traffic during their protest. The blockade created trouble in the area where motorists remained stuck for hours.

One of the protesters, Irfan Ali said police had locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
suspect within 24 hours of the incident but they wanted speedy trial. "Had the serial killer of children in Kasur been properly penalised, this incident would not have occurred," he said.

The protesters demanded that the chief justice of Pakistain and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar take notice of the incident.

The elder sister of the nine-year-old boy demanded immediate public hanging of the perpetrator.

Police said the child, along with other siblings, went to take bath at a nearby tubewell and the suspect lured him to a deserted place in the garden he was hired to look after. The suspect raped the child and slit his throat on resistance.

The area people after hearing the screams of the boy rushed to the spot and found him in a pool of blood. The child succumbed to the injuries three days after the incident.

The Sherakot police started the paperwork but haven't done much else under terrorism charges and arrested the suspect.

Earlier, SSP Investigation Awais Malik said the suspect was involved in many cases of sexual assault and he confessed to committing crime with five to six children, killing one of them in January. Back then police started the paperwork but haven't done much else against unidentified killer(s) under sections 302, 363 and 377 of PPC.

The case was referred to the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) police who could not arrest the suspect despite DNA tests of around 200 suspects.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Something to do with Moslem Values.
Posted by: Elmoluper Thrinelet8122 || 09/04/2018 4:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Anal tears, a slit throat and took 3 days to die then left in the street?

That's just nasty.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 8:06 Comments || Top||


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NASA will pay you up to $750,000 to come up with a way to turn CO2 into other molecules on Mars
Plant trees.

Pay me.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You can turn it into gold using OWG politics as a catalyst.
Posted by: gorb || 09/04/2018 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Plant trees.

Or potatoes.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/04/2018 0:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Won't do much good w/o hydrogen, i.e. water.
Posted by: Sonny Dribble1184 || 09/04/2018 2:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Funny Skidmark! This made me laugh!

Actually plants don't do well in a vacuum so some mechanical method is needed until there is sufficient atmosphere to sustain plant life.

In this case I suspect NASA may know what issues they're facing and already thought of using organic solutions. The problem is doing the conversion on a large scale.

Have you ever tried growing a tree in a spaceship?

The solution can be used in many other applications where access to external atmosphere to refresh the air is limited, like submarines, etc.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/04/2018 3:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Tunable laser set for CO2 bond and if you can get it right you could grow diamond and remove the o2.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/04/2018 4:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, I know of some greenhouse experts who are currently unemployed.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 6:17 Comments || Top||

#7  I was actually thinking of a GenMod for the Mars team that would modify the ATP production cycle to breakdown and consume CO2.

But trees are good.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 7:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Well IIRC a large percentage of the Earth's oxygen comes from plants that use chlorophyll to break down CO2 into oxygen and carbon. Algae is one of the top producers IIRC. Basically pond scum . If that is the case you can ship most of Washington DC to Mars, they have an overabundance of scum there.
Posted by: Bugs Thud4877 || 09/04/2018 8:11 Comments || Top||

#9  Cycle some into the habitat and let me breathe it in. I'll turn it straight into methane and we can release that back into the Martian atmosphere. Methane is a better greenhouse gas anyway!

Pay me.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/04/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||

#10  There you go, DV!
GenMod some gut bacteria to break the C-O2 bond and digest the carbon. Then you can gulp atmosphere and vent the O2 into containment.
Fantastic! Pay the man.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 10:06 Comments || Top||

#11  I don't think I could count the number of science fiction books I've read that involved the protagonist sneaking in and out of the domed cities of Mars. The were all airtight, until the hero or the villain, depending on who wrote it, broke the glass.

Or we could use this method:

https://otorrents.com/total-recall-1990
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#12  Prescient movie.
Exploding robot heads, full body airport scanners, spywife Sharon Stone...prob tough to find giant ancient race air generators though.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2018 10:22 Comments || Top||

#13  CO2

Done.

Please forward to me the address to which I should apply for my boodle.

Thank you...
Posted by: Greagum Omique6093 || 09/04/2018 12:48 Comments || Top||

#14  Vats of algae, done. But Skid wins the Kewpie on this ride.
I do love NASA turning the quest over to public compilation. Dollarwise, darn smart.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/04/2018 14:12 Comments || Top||

#15  The sum offered is missing two zeros, unless that is a monthly payment. Then that would be okay.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/04/2018 15:36 Comments || Top||

#16  And can you imagine trying to collect from these thieving bastards? I'd sooner sell the solution to Saudi Arabia.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/04/2018 15:37 Comments || Top||

#17  Burn muzlimz in a plasma beam with CO2. You will wind up with CO2 and pure carbon but a better world all the same.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/04/2018 19:41 Comments || Top||

#18  Send all our finest progressive liberals to Mars and they'll turn it into something that is excellent at growing plants.
Posted by: gorb || 09/04/2018 20:24 Comments || Top||

#19  they'll turn it into something that is excellent at growing plants.

Too toxic, high bitterness and stupidity level. Better for herbicide
Posted by: Frank G || 09/04/2018 22:22 Comments || Top||


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Illegals drop out of government programs, welfare bureaucrats hardest hit
Welfare bureaucrats are putting the scream on, with news that President Trump's efforts to enforce U.S. immigration law are incentivizing illegal immigrants to drop out of assorted welfare programs.

Now that going to hurt him with his voters😢

...The leftist "narrative" up until now is that illegals never take welfare. That looks rather tattered with this report about illegals dropping out of welfare. Actually, it confirms what conservatives have noticed all along: that illegals do take taxpayer-financed welfare, in large numbers, and come here with skills so low their capacity to succeed in a Western economy is compromised. Meanwhile, the very existence of that welfare, open to all comers, is acting as a "magnet" for more of them to head to el norte, kids in tow.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2018 12:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It is interesting that the news report and other references to the children being separated from their "parents" are part of a human trafficking/child abuse racket in the US.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/04/2018 15:33 Comments || Top||



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