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-Obits-
Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies after collapsing in Dominican Republic court
[France24] Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically-elected president who was ousted by the military in 2013, died Monday after collapsing in court.

Egypt's public broadcaster said the 67-year-old former president was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died.

"He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died," a judicial source told AFP.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 06:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But did his corpse ride out of court on a winged horse? Nah, I didn't think so...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (AVL) disease ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Wasn't Morsi one of Hillary Clinton's buddies? I can't keep 'em straight.

Hope he got a winged horse. I hear traffic is pretty bad in Cairo.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/18/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Hillary‘s? She’s female, so of course not. Definitely a friend of Obama, though.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/18/2019 20:54 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
‘Lorax' tree said to be Dr. Seuss' muse topples in San Diego
The seaside cypress believed to have inspired the fanciful Truffula trees of Dr. Seuss’ classic 1971 children’s tale "The Lorax" has toppled in Southern California.

The Monterey cypress stood 80 to 100 years in Ellen Browning Scripps Park in San Diego’s La Jolla community before it fell Thursday, city officials said Monday.

"It’s an iconic tree, a beloved tree," said Timothy W. Graham, a San Diego city spokesman.

La Jolla was home to Dr. Seuss, author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel, for more than 40 years, from 1948 until his death in 1991 at 87. In Geisel’s hands, the cypress with its long, sinewy trunk and densely clumped canopy became the cotton candy-hued Truffula. The trees’ existence, threatened by logging, finds a protector in The Lorax, whose "I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees" became an environmentalist and pop-culture battle cry.

As detailed in the website LaJolla.com, an environmentally conscious Geisel rankled at development he said threatened his community. That frustration found life in the tale’s villain, the Once-ler, who in the site’s words, "builds a huge, thriving business at the expense of the Truffula trees and the creatures who depend on them."

News of the toppled icon spread over the weekend even as San Diego officials said arborists were trying to understand what happened.

"We’re trying to figure out why the tree fell over," Graham said Monday.

The tree was alive and appeared to be in good health, save for termites, he said. San Diego’s weather was seasonably mild last week. Graham on Monday said that much of the tree has since been removed and that the city is "looking to salvage it somehow."
Posted by: gorb || 06/18/2019 16:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sez the Lorax, "This gig has been sweet,
But don't worry, I'll land on my feet,
Cuz they'll pay me to preach screech
And keep kids off the beach
Just a couple of blocks down the street!"
Posted by: Angemp tse Tung3624 || 06/18/2019 19:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank Gaia it fell now. My staff is helping on a new Comfort Station (Restroom) adjacent in the same park and we would've surely been blamed for its' demise
Posted by: Frank G || 06/18/2019 19:53 Comments || Top||

#3  "We’re trying to figure out why the tree fell over," Graham said Monday.
The tree was alive and appeared to be in good health, save for termites,


A 100 year old, termite-infested tree falls over. Right when Donald Trump is President. Coincidence? I think not!

Posted by: SteveS || 06/18/2019 20:33 Comments || Top||

#4  It wasn't the termites. It was a false flag attack by grubs.
Posted by: gorb || 06/18/2019 20:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Greenie progressives gorb. The grubs are the fall guy.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/18/2019 21:03 Comments || Top||

#6  There comes a time when everyone's root goes soft.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 23:17 Comments || Top||


Two people are killed and 90-year-old woman is rescued from mudslide during flooding in Illinois and Kentucky, as 4,000 barrels of bourbon are destroyed when distillery collapses during storm
"The horror...the horror"
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under:

#1  God Bless their souls, we have had a lot of rain.
A lot of rain...
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 06/18/2019 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and more rain yet to come. That’s what happens when Earth is on the cooling side of the climate cycle. Pray God ergot doesn’t get into the grain, causing witchcraft panics again.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/18/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Ergot poisoning would explain some of the 'interesting' Democratic candidates.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/18/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Ergo, QED.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||


The Nutcracker...
[New York Magazine] "Wednesday night, get your head right," they shout. "Why settle for a beer when the nutcracker’s here?"

The candy-colored drinks are such a staple of summer in the city that "nutcracker" has become an umbrella term for any sweet, boozy drink that’s sold illegally on the street, out of barber shops or bodegas, and, increasingly, online. Instagram teems with dozens of sellers, with handles like thenutcracker_jacker, nutcrackers_nemos, and kerbyscups, each offering free delivery and video testimonials: "This shit is fire!" says a devotee of brooklyn_nutcrackers. He takes a swig as the cameraman makes the rat-a-tat noise of a machine gun.

While police and community organizers once went to war with nutcrackers, the drinks remain largely unregulated. Now, John Cori, president of the Rockaway Civic Association, watches helplessly as sellers work in teams and reload from cars parked on side streets. "They’re definitely a menace," Cori says, bemoaning lost alcohol sales suffered by concessionaires on the boardwalk. Cops admit they tend to turn a blind eye to nutcrackers, as a spokesperson wrote in a terse email: "This is not something that is tracked by the NYPD."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If Deblasio has his way "This is not something that is tracked by the NYPD." Will become true of murder as it already is with larceny and assault.

Rudy G where are you??
Posted by: AlanC || 06/18/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Who cares? I think the NY fuzz is correct to not concern themselves with a "sweet, boozy drink". Caveat emptor.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/18/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  My point in putting up the article. The gummint can't really effectively regulate anything. Prohibition never worked. The war on drugs never worked. The war on firearms is going to get them something that makes the other failures look tame.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#4  ..and I thought it was about this.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  No, that's ballbusting. A big pr0n category...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#6  She was just trying to get some attention from her boyfriend.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/18/2019 14:21 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Supreme Court ruling deals potential blow to Paul Manafort as he battles state charges
[FoxNews] A Supreme Court ruling in the case of an Alabama man who pleaded guilty to a gun charge could have major implications for the unrelated white-collar case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in New York -- by keeping him exposed to another set of charges, even if he ultimately wins a presidential pardon.

At issue in the Alabama dispute was whether the "dual sovereignty doctrine" -- which allows a person to face both state and federal charges for the same offense -- violates the Fifth Amendment's Double Jeopardy Clause. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled it does not.

"Although the dual-sovereignty rule is often dubbed an 'exception' to the double jeopardy right, it is not an exception at all," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion. "On the contrary, it follows from the text that defines that right in the first place."

This clears a path for prosecutors in New York to continue their case against Manafort, who already has been convicted of federal crimes that include bank and tax fraud. Had the court ruled the other way in Monday's case, Gamble v. United States, and eliminated the dual sovereignty doctrine, a pardon from President Trump would have left Manafort free and clear.
But with the doctrine still in place, the New York case complicates matters since presidential pardons only affect federal cases, not state ones.

"No one is beyond the law in New York," Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said in a statement when the indictment was announced. Manafort is facing 16 counts in that indictment, including conspiracy, residential mortgage fraud, and falsifying business records. The charges are based on allegations similar to ones related to his federal convictions.

Earlier this month, a judge agreed to have Manafort transferred from his federal prison in Pennsylvania to New York's notorious Rikers Island as he awaits trial.

The Gamble case, meanwhile, involved a man who was first convicted of a state gun possession charge following a guilty plea, then indicted in federal court for the same possession. He pleaded guilty in that case too, only to appeal with the argument that the federal charge violated double jeopardy.
Alito explained that the Double Jeopardy Clause prohibits multiple prosecutions for the same "offence," but "an 'offence' is defined by a law, and each law is defined by a sovereign." Therefore, Alito said, "where there are two sovereigns, there are two laws, and two 'offences.'"

Alito's opinion was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett Kavanaugh, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch each wrote dissenting opinions, marking the latest case that saw Gorsuch and Kavanaugh -- both Trump nominees -- on opposing sides. Ginsburg viewed the Double Jeopardy Clause as barring "successive prosecutions by parts of the whole USA," noting that the United States and the individual states "compose one people, bound by an overriding Federal Constitution."

Gorsuch pointed to historical interpretations, including those from when the Fifth Amendment was adopted in 1791, which "suggested that a prosecution in any court, so long as the court had jurisdiction over the offense, was enough to bar future re-prosecution in another court."

The conservative justice railed against the idea that a person in the United States should be allowed to be charged for the same thing in two separate cases.

"A free society does not allow its government to try the same individual for the same crime until it’s happy with the result," he said.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch each wrote dissenting opinions. From a common-sense, layman's view, it would seem to me that Gorsuch and Bader are correct. Suppose a person has business interests in many States. Many States have laws that parallel Federal law. Suppose, the criminal infraction carries a 1-2 year sentence in the Federal system and a similar penalty in the various States. It doesn't stand to reason that some relatively minor criminal infraction, could be compounded serially across many States and a person could end up spending the rest of his life in prison.
6:20PST Moved to Non WOT
And to Land of the Free at 1:50 pm EDT. — teamwork! :-)
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/18/2019 08:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any legal beagles out there with thoughts or opinions on this SCOTUS decision?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/18/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  I notice this was filed under WOT - can I hope that the Democrat machine has finally been designated as a terrorist organization?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/18/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Moved, sorry Mercutio
Posted by: Frank G || 06/18/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#4  no prob, Frank, gave me a chance for a gratuitous snark
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/18/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  The founders spin in their graves.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#6  DA Cyrus Vance (a chip off the old block, former SofS Vance) sent a concrete testing company owner to prison on sketchy charges, which were later overturned by an appeals court that ridiculed the prosecution. While in prison, Vance's victim tried to commit suicide.

I'm sure he can do the same to Manafort.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/18/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#7  ""No one is beyond the law in New York," Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said in a statement when the indictment was announced."
And, he added under his breath "Especially Republicans and Trump supporters"
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/18/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||


Trump fans get in line 36 HOURS before his 2020 campaign launch in Florida which will see his entire family present as he kicks off re-election bid amid struggling polls
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump/AOC - all polls are fake news this far out. Something that exists just to fill air time and print column. Something to give the sock puppets of media justification for their existence.

But I repeat myself.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I have plotted Trump's approval numbers from Rasmussen for several months. His approval numbers are trending slowly upwards, since they bottomed out in the summer of 2017.

I believe this poll is performed every day, with 1,000 random phone calls, with the same simple questions asked. All that gives me confidence.

I have a lovely Excel plot of the 31 months of data, if I could figure out how to share it!
Posted by: Bobby || 06/18/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#3  What do they ask in those calls ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/18/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I have plotted Trump's approval numbers from Rasmussen for several months

Bobby, post your email address in the O Club with this offer. We have lots of talented computer jockey types here who’ll be able to turn your data into a postable image.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/18/2019 14:41 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egypt in $500 million settlement with Israel Electric Corp
[AlAhram] Egypt has signed a $500 million settlement with state-owned Israel Electric Corp over a defunct natural gas deal, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Natural Gas (EGAS) said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement said under the agreement signed on Sunday, Egypt will pay the amount over a period of 8-1/2 years in exchange for the Israeli company dropping all other claims resulting from a 2015 arbitration decision.
How fortunate that President Sisi’s government has brought Egypt's economy under control, so they can afford the additional expense.
The International Chamber of Commerce in 2015 ordered Egypt to pay Israel Electric about $1.8 billion in compensation after a deal to export gas to Israel via pipeline collapsed in 2012 after attacks by bully boyz in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

Egypt appealed the decision and began discussions on a settlement. The EGPC and EGAS statement said the agreement was reached with government support and as part of efforts to ensure a "conducive investment environment".

Israel’s Delek Drilling and its partner Noble Energy signed a landmark deal early last year to export $15 billion in natural gas from Israeli offshore fields Tamar and Leviathan to a customer in Egypt.
Turnabout being fair play. That’ll support Egypt’s improving economy until their new natural gas fields start delivering.
A Delek Drilling executive said on June 2 that the company hopes to begin commercial sales of natural gas to Egypt by the end of this month. Israeli officials called it the most significant deal to emerge since the neighbours made peace in 1979.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:


Britain
Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters renew plans to target Heathrow airport with drones but say they will give passengers two months' notice before taking action
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Isn't this like covered under some hijacking laws or obstruction of public places, possible 'multiple mortality inducing activity', whatever ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/18/2019 4:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Won't they be surprised if next time incompetent UK law enforcement personnel are replaced by contractors who track them down in an hour.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 5:33 Comments || Top||

#3  After they fly in first class of course...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/18/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Time for the UK police to sharpen up their marksmanship skills. Shoot down the drones than shoot down the droners....or vice versa.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/18/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Shooting down the drone solves one problem, but tracing the control signals solves a bigger one. It's basically telemetry. Collect it. Use it to find the controllers. Use it in court.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#6  What's needed is some attention from Rivet Joint. Instead, we get pictures of guys in safety vests standing around a tripod with a microwave projector on it. You either consider interference at a major airfield (civilian or military) a big problem, or you don't. Of course, HM Constabulary considers having to interdict / arrest / prosecute greenies a big problem too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Hostis humani generis... Latin for "the enemy of all mankind" and a legal term once applied to pirates. This is threatening, by implication, random mass murder of civilians...
Posted by: magpie || 06/18/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Do you remember the Riots at the Narita Airport in Japan in 2015? At least they did it on the ground where no innocent bystanders would be involved.
Posted by: magpie || 06/18/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#9  List them as a terrorist organization and treat them as such. Put leaders on trail for making terrorist threats. Go after finances and bring them in for questioning and generally make it clear to all that certain things cross the line. Even if they don't get a conviction it might scare off little rich terrorist-chic arsehole from joining up
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/18/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China continues to harvest organs of its detainees including Falun Gong followers, tribunal claims
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Best possible use of these people. Every State should do this. They only "reap" from death row. Falun Gong is another pointless heathen cult that deserves no protection or encouragement. A lot of navel gazing and incense, driving people to inactivity and unproductive theology. Soon a religion is formed, and then they want legislation and a say in the State. China doesn't work that way. It can't afford to allow religions and cults to undo what has been built on thousands of corpses and the rubble of churches, mosques and temples. In a way it is only prudent, albeit cruel. By the way, UN hearts bleed for Falun Gong not even knowing or caring WhateverTF it is.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/18/2019 4:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Planned Parenthood, The Next Generation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Best possible use of these people. Every State should do this. in a way it is only prudent, albeit cruel.

Sarcasm or soylent green stupid.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/18/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#4  On the plus side ... it probably would not be a horrible way to die, if you are in a situation where they are going to kill you anyway. I had a friend back in Norfolk that harvested organs from organ donors, and they only did it if the patient died a controlled, non-violent death (DNR, etc.), usually under a doctor's supervision. From traumatic deaths like car crashes, they would often just collect bone and skin: they definitely would not harvest organs after a firing squad.

So, if your number comes up, pray that they need organs, not bones and skin.
Posted by: Beau || 06/18/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#5  It's kind of the same rules as road kill. Do a search on Alaska and Road Kill. You'll find they harvest the meat, of a car killed Moose, for example, IF the body cavity has not been ruptured, which would poison everything with nasty stuff from livers, kidneys, intestines, etc.
Posted by: Beau || 06/18/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||

#6  It's kind of the same rules as road kill.

See Fallen Soldiers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Dear Lord WTH? These are humans being murdered.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/18/2019 18:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Planned Homicidehood says "Hold my amniotic fluid cocktail".
Posted by: charger || 06/18/2019 20:32 Comments || Top||


OOPS: Suspected explosion triggers a small earthquake near China's border with North Korea ahead of President Xi's state visit to Pyongyang
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A magnitude 1.3 quake was monitored today in the Chinese city of Hunchun

  • Authority said it was caused by a suspected explosion without giving details

  • The city in China's Korean Autonomous Prefecture borders N. Korea and Russia

  • Comes as President Xi is set to pay a two-day state visit to Pyongyang this week
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  A BS Quarry explosion - but a Large quarry.
Posted by: newc || 06/18/2019 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Not careful about mixing toxic waste in the containment ponds?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||


Europe
German Green Party Proposes Ban on All Industrial Farming
[BREITBART] The Green party in Germany said it will ban industrial farming to reduce global warming if it comes to power.

The measure was proposed by Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, as part of a massive €100 billion project to finance climate initiatives.

For several years, climate change doomsayers have turned their attention to cattle, as a series of reports demonstrated that "livestock emissions" are more dangerous for the environment than automobiles.

A 2016 article at EcoWatch declared that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock account for a higher percentage of total global emissions than the world’s 1.2 billion automobiles.

Whereas the entire transportation sector accounts for only some 14 percent of global emissions, cows produce a remarkable 14.5 to 18 percent of the global total, the article noted.

Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You people do know where food comes from, right? And that before modern farming, pretty much everyone worked on a farm from sunup to sundown?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/18/2019 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Well on the way to becoming Deutschbabwe...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Cattle being ruminant animals are the only animals that can efficiently convert grass into protein, a large percentage of agricultural land is best or only suited for grassland.Ruminant animals have always been part of our environmental makeup.
Posted by: Bill Borgia6417 || 06/18/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Not beef farmers Steve. Dairy, yes.

Having grown up with and worked the later I can only observe, industrial feedlots are one fucked up way to treat - raise animals. Not forgetting close proximity diseases making constant overuse of antibiotics highly necessary. Neither of which you should have in your food supply.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/18/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||

#5  ...industrial feedlots are one fucked up way to treat - raise animals.

But not limited to animals.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#6  And we humans are animals, eh?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/18/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#7  nd we humans are animals, eh?

Naked monkeys

Also, enjoy your starvation Germany.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/18/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#8  German Green Party Proposes Ban on All Industrial Farming Food

there, fixed
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/18/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#9  First no energy. Next no food.

I understand there are large tracks of 'pristine' land in Siberia. Maybe whoever follows Merkel can make a trade with Putin before the Chinese take it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#10  If Germans don't get their birth rate up the only people they'll have to feed are the Arab colonists.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/18/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#11  An example of statists controlling land use and the food supply at the source.
Posted by: CAXKP || 06/18/2019 14:52 Comments || Top||

#12  When does the ban on eating come? I've been to Deutschland and they seem short on anorexics.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/18/2019 15:12 Comments || Top||

#13  You people do know where food comes from, right?

Yeah. The store. What's that got to do with anything anyway?
Posted by: gorb || 06/18/2019 15:33 Comments || Top||

#14  >First no energy. Next no food.

Making the whole of Germany a WW2 style ghetto.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/18/2019 17:46 Comments || Top||

#15  Right after they do that they can restart the calendar at year zero.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/18/2019 22:53 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Mastercard introduces 'True Name' cards allowing transgender people to use their preferred name without getting it legally changed
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Call me Ishmael."
Posted by: SteveS || 06/18/2019 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/18/2019 2:05 Comments || Top||

#3  So according to the merchant card processing agreements when their I'd doesn't match the card name you call the cops. Good job
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/18/2019 18:37 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Body of Indian 'Houdini' who vanished after being lowered into a river while tied in chains is discovered by police
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was Herb.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 06/18/2019 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  No way. Herb was the guy who dropped his pants and swam off in search of him.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/18/2019 4:17 Comments || Top||

#3  And, as everybody knows, if not for "we" Americans lionizing Houdini's dangerous and unnecessary actions, none of this would ever have happened...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 5:31 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2019-06-18
  Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network
Mon 2019-06-17
  Mohammed Morsi titzup
Sun 2019-06-16
  Maldives seek foreign help to deal with IS fighters
Sat 2019-06-15
  Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says
Fri 2019-06-14
  Tanker Front Altair is on fire according to Bloomberg
Thu 2019-06-13
  Middle East on alert as two oil tankers are hit by explosions and one 'sinks' in suspected 'torpedo attack' in Gulf of Oman
Wed 2019-06-12
  Boko Haram kills at least 26 people in Cameroon
Tue 2019-06-11
  At least 95 killed in central Mali village attack
Mon 2019-06-10
  Iran ammonium-nitrate stash in London and around the world ignored for 2015 Iran deal
Sun 2019-06-09
  Tunisian-German couple in court over ‘ricin attack plot’
Sat 2019-06-08
  U.S., Mexico: Trump Announces Deal With Mexico, Suspends Tariff Threat
Fri 2019-06-07
  Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting
Thu 2019-06-06
  ISIS claiming to exterminate a Pakistani Intel agent
Wed 2019-06-05
  Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike
Tue 2019-06-04
  Sri Lanka Muslim ministers resign en masse over Easter bombings

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