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Houthis in Yemen introduced a new airburst ballistic missile that spreads 14,000 pieces of shrapnel over a large area
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
A New Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Goes Public - Alan Dershowitz implicated
BLUF:
[Hot Air] Maria Farmer, then 26, claims she was employed by Epstein, a multimillionaire financier who lived in a vast mansion on New York’s Upper East Side, and that she frequently saw "school-age girls’’ wearing uniforms come into the mansion and go upstairs. She was told that the girls were auditioning for modeling work, according to her affidavit.

Then an art student in New York, Farmer said she reported her assault to New York police and the FBI in 1996. FBI documents released April 1 make a reference to Farmer having been interviewed in 2006 or 2007. However, Farmer, now 49, said the FBI did not take any action against Epstein and Maxwell.

"To my knowledge, I was the first person to report Maxwell and Epstein to the FBI. It took a significant amount of bravery for me to make that call because I knew how incredibly powerful and influential both Epstein and Maxwell were, particularly in the art community,’’ she wrote.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/17/2019 05:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Burn the bastards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 6:12 Comments || Top||

#2  She'll have a car wreck soon.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/17/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Two systems of justice. Lots of money buys lots of injustice.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/17/2019 9:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Nice change that there should be official reports of her claims instead of the usual fuzzy memories that don't correspond to facts or evidence.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/17/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||


Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Are 'Outraged' That They're Being Called 'Cheaters'
[People] Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli don’t appreciate the backlash over their alleged involvement in the college admissions cheating scam.

After pleading not guilty earlier this week, a source tells PEOPLE that the couple resents how the case is playing out in the public eye.

"This is putting unspeakable stress on her and her family," a source close to Loughlin tells PEOPLE. "They’re having to play this all out publicly, and they’re fair game for jokes and memes, but also outraged [by] people who are saying that they are cheaters."

"They’re being destroyed," the source adds.

On Monday, the couple pled not guilty to both charges they face in the case: mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. A source previously told PEOPLE that the plea was the "only choice" they had after rejecting an offer for a deal from prosecutors.

Posted by: Besoeker || 04/17/2019 04:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  speaking of jokes, the Onion, had one where Lori was sentenced to 2000 hours of community dinner theatre
Posted by: lord garth || 04/17/2019 5:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Typical ruling class attitude. Outraged that they're getting their entirely deserved comeuppance.

Nothing enrages them more than being the butt of jokes by us, the little people.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/17/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  "It's not cheating. This is how the scam was supposed to work!"
Posted by: SteveS || 04/17/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Limousine Liberals shouldn't have to bribe leftist universities for proper indoctrination of their off spring over working class off springs!!!
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 04/17/2019 16:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Can you hear me? I'm playing the world's tiniest violin in sympathy for them. OY!
Posted by: warthogswife || 04/17/2019 17:40 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Kim Kardashian calls out trolls for mocking her move to study law
[IMAGES.DAWN] So sue her.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actually, pretty good response.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/17/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuela accuses Canada of supporting Trump’s ‘war adventure’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Venezuela on Monday accused Canada of supporting US 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...
’s "war adventure" after Ottawa announced new sanctions on brass hats in President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela's attempt at producing a Muammar Qadaffy...
’s government.

In a statement, Venezuela’s foreign ministry said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "has invalidated Canada as a reliable actor in dialogue."

Earlier Monday, Canada announced new sanctions against 41 members of Maduro’s government whom it holds "responsible for the deterioration of the situation" in the crisis-wracked South American country.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I, for one, wish that Turdeau would go to Venezuela in person and sort out this little misunderstandig. He might like it enough to stay there.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 04/17/2019 19:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Heh
Posted by: Frank G || 04/17/2019 20:35 Comments || Top||


Humanitarian aid from the International Red Cross arrives in Venezuela
[ELUNIVERSAL] The inputs entered through the Maiquetía International Airport. The aid is being coordinated by the International Committee of the Red Cross and comes from this organization in Panama

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Did the aid include some rope and a lamp post?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/17/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/17/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||


Government accuses the US of proposing humanitarian aid to cover up an "invasion"
[ELUNIVERSAL] The calls of the United States (US) to ask Caracas to let in humanitarian aid are a smokescreen to prepare a "foreign invasion," said the Venezuelan ambassador to the UN agencies in Geneva on Tuesday.

"We can never accept the attempts to use humanitarian support to promote a foreign invasion in our country," Ambassador Jorge Valero said in an interview with AFP.

"That is why we firmly reject the US attempt to use the supposed humanitarian aid as a mechanism for intervention," he added.

President Nicolás Maduro closed four border bridges linking Venezuela with the Colombian city of Cúcuta on February 22, after the United States and some 50 countries recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president, AFP reported.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, had asked Maduro on Sunday to lift the border blockade to allow aid to Venezuela to enter.

Venezuela is going through a deep political and economic crisis. More than 2.7 million Venezuelans have left the country since 2015, fleeing the shortage of essential products and medicines, a situation that has been aggravated in recent weeks by a series of blackouts.

Valero insisted on the fact that his country is open to humanitarian aid from "friendly countries", and recalled the agreement concluded last week with the International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC).
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So I suppose the chinese and russian aid is not?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, they're not wrong.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/17/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Conspiracy Uber Alles™, Herb?
Posted by: Frank G || 04/17/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#4  What the fuck would we want with their shitty country and their shitty, heavy oil?
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/17/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#5  No blood for Major League Baseball players!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/17/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Letting the Russians waste money on Venezuela is of as big an issue for me as is the Chinese infestation. They have the resources to stay and metastasize permanently. Must more a strategic threat in the long view of the looming conflict.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/17/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||

#7  What the fuck would we want with their shitty country and their shitty, heavy oil?

Controlling the V.oil for our own consumption will crush the remainder of the oil producers in the world because of the drop in demand for their product.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 19:11 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
PLAN's new submarine infrastructure
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 00:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:


Satellite imagery shows possible transfer of radioactive material at Yongbyon
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Funny if it came from the yellowcake Hilarity sold the Russians...well maybe not.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 19:05 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Ecuador Says Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks since Assange Arrest
[AnNahar] Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
2-year-old girl allegedly raped by neighbour in Islamabad
[DAWN] Islamabad police on Monday night tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
a suspect for allegedly raping a 2-year-old girl in Bhara Kahu area.

According to a first information report (FIR) of the incident, the minor child had gone to her grandparents' house in the neighbourhood in the morning. When the girl's mother came out looking for her a while later, she could not find the child at the grandparents' house.

The minor girl later came out crying from another house in the neighbourhood.

The grandmother of the child then went inside the house where the girl had emerged from. A suspect, who was reportedly living in the house on a rental basis, was allegedly hiding in a bathroom of the house.

When the woman knocked on the door, the man came out from the bathroom and, before he was asked anything, started saying that he "didn't do anything", the child's mother said.

According to the mother, she had seen blood stains on the clothes of the child. She said she took her daughter to a hospital where the doctor directed them to visit the police first. Later, she said, the child was taken to the Polyclinic Hospital where a doctor after an initial examination said she had been raped.

Police have started the paperwork but haven't done much else and arrested the suspect. However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
they are awaiting the medico-legal report for further legal action.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Surprised the doctor, police, et. al. didn't also rape her.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 6:20 Comments || Top||


4 sentenced to death by Gilgit-Baltistan ATC for raping, murdering teenage boy
[DAWN] An anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday sentenced four men to death for kidnapping, raping and brutally murdering a teenage boy in the Ishkoman tehsil.

ATC No 1's judge Raja Shahzada who heard the case pronounced the verdict.

The incident occurred in February when the boy was kidnapped from the far-flung area of Immat village of tehsil Ishkoman and his body was later recovered from Qurumbar river. Area police confirmed that the boy was sexually assaulted before being strangled to death.

The boy's father had filed an application with the police on February 6, in which he stated that his son, whose age he approximated to be between 15 and 16, left home to purchase 'easy load' credit for his mobile phone but never returned.

Police after registering a First Information Report locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
four suspects, namely Aziz, Muhammad Umer, Noor Azam, and Noor Muhammad, who confessed to the crime.

The trial was concluded over a period of one month during which evidence and statements provided by witnesses proved the charges of kidnap, rape, and murder.

Today, all four men were sentenced to death under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Pakistain Penal Code and Section 6 and 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act. They were ordered by the judge to pay a fine of Rs0.3 million each, the family's lawyer Nazir Ahmed told DawnNewsTV.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


2-year-old boy killed in exchange of fire between police, suspects in Karachi
[DAWN] A two-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday after being caught in an exchange of fire between police and alleged muggers on 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 University Road, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) East Amir Farooqi told Dawn.

According to DIG Farooqi, police officials had set up a picket near Safoora Goth when a passer-by complained that he had been relieved of cash and other valuables by two muggers.

The coppers fired at the cycle of violence-riding muggers, with some of their shots also hitting a rickshaw in which the minor and his parents were travelling, said the senior officer. While the parents remained safe, the child named Mohammad Ahsan Sheikh sustained gunshot wounds and expired.

Both the police officials have been tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
, DIG Farooqi said, adding that the police force had been given explicit instructions to not resort to firing in open public spaces. He said that the detained coppers claim that the fleeing suspects had also fired at them.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Trial of Black Minnesota cop accused in fatal shooting to begin
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Mobile Adjusted Ramp System (MARS) Tactical Platform
[Patriot3] MARS sets the world standard for elevated tactical entry and rescue systems. Its dual, side-by-side hydraulic ramps allow simultaneous elevated access at varying heights, providing an enormous advantage to police, military and anti-terror forces.

Short SSI MARS Patriot3 video found at this link.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/17/2019 04:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ramps and ladders are sooo last century. What about adapting a multiple-launch rocket system to fire body-armored commandos thru the windows?

No windows, doors or other openings? Not a problem! Just use more conventional rockets for the first salvo.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/17/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#2  What about adapting a multiple-launch rocket system to fire body-armored commandos thru the windows?

Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||


New Tanker Drones Are A Glimpse At The Future Of Aerial Warfare (video)
A somewhat dated story, but still of potential interest.
[Task and Purpose] The most exciting advancement in the evolution of the otherwise boring-as-hell world of drones isn’t the MQ-9 Reaper, favored by the Pentagon to replace the iconic Predator: It’s the Navy’s MQ-25 program, an unmanned refueling aircraft that can extend the range of carrier-based fighters far beyond their normal capabilities.

While defense contractors Boeing and General Atomics are currently vying for the MQ-25 contract, Lockheed Martin just busted out a preview of a "Stingray" concept design dreamed up by the company’s legendary Skunk Works division. We recently made fun of the Air Force’s recent drone-fleet sizzle reel for its resemblance to a war movie that was so bad Jessica Biel couldn’t save it. But... Lockheed’s preview actually has us a little excited.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/17/2019 04:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  COOL videos!
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 15:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Love the new blooper.
Now mate it with Sig's MPX.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 15:49 Comments || Top||


Government
Elon Musk meets with U.S. Northern Command
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Love this guy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 6:17 Comments || Top||


Science
There is more accessible titanium on the Moon than on the Earth.
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There is more accessible titanium on the Moon than on the Earth.

For some definitions of the word "accessible". Let's see one of these up there Hitachi's EH5000AC-3 mine truck has the payload capacity of 326t.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/17/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  The CIA bought all the titanium to build the SR-71's, which were supposed to be the RS-71 but Johnson screwed it up, from Russia.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 04/17/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#3  AlanC - A fully loaded 2nd stage of the StarShip (Musk's big rocket) will mass 10,000 metric tons.
I suspect no matter what the official payload is that it could be made to carry a 326 ton load...
(official payload is likely tons less than the SLS so they don't piss off NASA)...
Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 13:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Also, why send unrefined ore to Earth?
Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#5  We claim this in the name of the Empire and will use it to build more Death Stars.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/17/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Ha, a lunar sand crawler digger, smelter, casting and machine shop!
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#7  This ain't exactly new news
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 04/17/2019 20:41 Comments || Top||


Did India's ASAT test result in this?
[twitter]
A satellite struck by debris vents its propellant tanks.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:



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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2019-04-17
  Houthis in Yemen introduced a new airburst ballistic missile that spreads 14,000 pieces of shrapnel over a large area
Tue 2019-04-16
  Violence and dozens of arson attacks in Copenhagen after anti-Islam politician throws Koran in migrant neighbourhood
Mon 2019-04-15
  Notre Dame Cathedral is burning
Sun 2019-04-14
  Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand succumbs to injuries sustained in an airstrike
Sat 2019-04-13
  Algerian police fire water cannon at protesters
Fri 2019-04-12
  Sudan President al-Bashir officially arrested
Thu 2019-04-11
  Ecuador withdraws asylum from Julian Assange, arrested by UK police
Wed 2019-04-10
  Election Council Rejects Erdogan's Party Demand for Full Istanbul Recount
Tue 2019-04-09
  Maryland man accused of stealing U-Haul truck in 'ISIS-inspired attack'
Mon 2019-04-08
  Major showdown brewing in Tripoli as rival Libyan forces clash near capital city
Sun 2019-04-07
  Libya U.S. forces supporting U.S. Africa Command temporarily relocated
Sat 2019-04-06
  Egypt kills hundreds of suspected militants in disputed gun battles
Fri 2019-04-05
  German police arrest teen who says he planned shooting
Thu 2019-04-04
  Libya’s General Haftar marches on Tripoli
Wed 2019-04-03
  Bouteflika resigns

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