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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Inmates built computers hidden in ceiling, connected them to prison network
[Ars Technica ] Ohio prison's lax supervision was akin to "an episode from Hogan's Heroes."
Hit the story at the link. They do it justice.
A forensic analysis of the hard drives found that they were loaded with "malicious" software and that inmates used the computers to apply for credit cards, research tax-refund fraud, search inmate records, and obtain prison access passes for restricted areas. "Additionally, articles about making home-made drugs, plastics, explosives, and credit cards were discovered," according to the report.

Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rasberry PI is a very tiny Computer.
Posted by: newc || 09/23/2019 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  They were able to travel through the institution more than 1,100 feet without being checked by security through several check points, and not a single correction's staff member stopped them

After Epstein, I wouldn't be shocked to learn they parked a fucking single-prop in the tool sheds.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 15:52 Comments || Top||


Florida girl, 6, arrested for battery by school resource officer for temper tantrum: report
[FOXNEWS] A Florida grandmother claims her 6-year-old granddaughter was arrested by a resource officer after throwing a temper tantrum at school ‐ which she says happened because the child suffers from sleep apnea.

Meralyn Kirkland says the child, Kaia Rolle, was acting out at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy, a charter school in Orlando, as a result of lack of sleep. The 6-year-old was then brought to the principal's office.

Kirkland told WKMG-TV that while there, a school staff employee grabbed Kaia's wrists, sparking her to lash out and kick her legs. The school resource officer ‐ Officer Dennis Turner, of the Orlando Police Department ‐ handcuffed Kaia and transported her to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Orlando on a battery charge.

Her grandmother said the child was fingerprinted and had her mugshot taken.

The Orlando Police Department told Fox News via email that the 6-year-old was released from custody and returned to the school before being processed at the juvenile center.

The arrest of people under the age of 12 requires officers to get permission from their watch commander ‐ which Turner did not do, the department said.

Kirkland claims that when she told Turner the 6-year-old has sleep apnea, which the family is "working on getting resolved," the officer didn't understand why that would be an excuse for the child.

"He says, 'Well, I have sleep apnea, and I don't behave like that,'" Kirkland claimed the officer told her.

Kirkland questioned how a child could be arrested for kicking somebody.

"How do you do that to a 6-year-old child and because she kicked somebody? ... A literal mug shot of a 6-year-old girl," she said. "No 6-year-old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them and they were riding in the back of a police car and taken to a juvenile center to be fingerprinted, mug shot."

Turner also reportedly arrested an 8-year-old that day in a separate incident on Thursday, according to WKMG. Baker told the news outlet Turner did not request permission for that child's arrest, either. Authorities said an internal investigation is ongoing.

Kirkland says Kaia is supposed to report to court Oct. 16 and if she doesn't a warrant will be issued for her arrest.

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The school resource officer ‐ Officer Dennis Turner, of the Orlando Police Department ‐ handcuffed Kaia and transported her to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Orlando on a battery charge

Words fail.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  I have sleep apnea, and I don't behave like that

No, dude, in your case the damage seems more severe and most likely permanent.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually I believe parents should be charged if they deliver drop off feral children to schools. There can be no education if there is no discipline or self control. One disruptive agent can destroy the environment for others.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Anybody capable of cuffing 6 years old has a lead deficiency
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/23/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#5  I have no doubt there are kids who need tasered, actually. But we make a choice as a society to find better ways...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#6  At 6, fear of the ruler (the 12 inch kind) is a good thing.
Posted by: Varmint Poodle5779 || 09/23/2019 8:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Crushing her chances of one day becoming a model citizen and governor of Georgia. The shameful story simply keeps repeating itself.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#8  The school to prison pipeline. If Bath House hadn't been trying to stop it Parkland might not have ever happened...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#9  But we make a choice as a society to find better ways...

Or turn and walk away leaving the problems for someone else to handle.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Uncontrollable at 6. I see a lifetime of orange apparel in her future. No Father mentioned. Where's Mom? Incarcerated as well?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/23/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#11  I dunno. I think there are plenty of school officials who deserve a good, swift kick in the butt.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/23/2019 11:56 Comments || Top||

#12  There wasn’t a locking closet at the school? Couple of hours seemed to be a good remedy back in the day.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/23/2019 12:28 Comments || Top||

#13  by the way, both child and cop were black so at least the race card stayed put away in the purse
Posted by: Frank G || 09/23/2019 14:27 Comments || Top||

#14  But couldn't that cop be a "white black"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 15:18 Comments || Top||

#15  "Hello, what's your emergency ?"

"Could you please send a... coloured policeman to slap a child ?"

"[chewing gum]... oh, that again. Hokay."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||

#16  I'm going with comment #4. Dead on target.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/23/2019 16:39 Comments || Top||

#17  Spare the cuffs, spoil the child.
Posted by: Lex || 09/23/2019 17:12 Comments || Top||

#18  Temper tantrum?

If she were Swedish and 16 she'd get to lecture the United Nations.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/23/2019 18:47 Comments || Top||

#19  I'm sorry but that's seriously overkill. By their standards, touching my child in any fashion would be considered attempted murder, kidnapping, rape and charges filed. Time to turn the tables on them and if they wanna play zero tolerance, play ZERO tolerance.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/23/2019 21:42 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives star Carl Ruiz dies in his sleep of a suspected heart attack
[Mail] Carl Ruiz, the TV chef best known for his roles on shows with pal and celebrity restaurateur Guy Fieri, has died of a suspected heart attack.

Ruiz, who was appeared on the Food Network shows Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives, Guy's Grocery Games and Guy's Ranch Kitchen, was 44, according to a post from his New York restaurant La Cubana's official Instagram page on Sunday.

A cause of death was not officially known. Friends who confirmed his death on social media said Ruiz died peacefully in his sleep of what was believed have been a heart attack,

'I'm absolutely gutted,' wrote chum Matt Farah in a post on Instagram, also confirming Ruiz's passing.

Longtime friend Fieri, 55, also posted a heartbreaking tribute on social media mourning the passing of his co-star.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 06:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What a great way to go!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 11:10 Comments || Top||


US man drowns while proposing underwater in Tanzania
[NEWS.YAHOO] An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater at an idyllic island off the coast of Tanzania, a luxury resort said in a statement Sunday.

His girlfriend Kenesha Antoine posted on her Facebook page footage of Steven Weber proposing to her through the window of their underwater hotel room at the luxury Manta Resort in Zanzibar.

"You never emerged from those depths so you never got to hear my answer, 'Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!'," she wrote Friday in a post confirming his death.
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Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Think of it as evolution in action.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  No mention of a recovered body in three or four stories (all cut-and-past crap, granted) skimmed yesterday. Anyone seen such?
Posted by: Oscar Squank1091 || 09/23/2019 2:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Whew. Improving the gene pool.
Let's hope the bride-to-be stays under water.
Posted by: Lex || 09/23/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#4  That was a little on the nose, Darwin.
Posted by: charger || 09/23/2019 20:30 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Downton Abbey beats out Ad Astra and Rambo to top the box office with a better than expected $31 million
[MAIL] It seems audiences long for the kinder, gentler days of Edwardian England, pushing Downton Abbey to the top of the box office with $31 million.

The film version of the beloved costume drama series about the Earl of Grantham and the Crawley family, backed by PBS stateside and ITV in the UK, took in more than the $30 million it was projected to earn at the start of the weekend.

Starring its original cast, including Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville, it also pulled in $30.8 million overseas for a global haul of $61.8 million.

That was more than enough to beat out the more muscular offerings from Brad Pitt's space set sci-fi drama Ad Astra and Sylvester Stallone's actioner Rambo: Last Blood.

They are presently neck and neck with Ad Astra at $19.2 million and Rambo at just a shade over $19 million, although that might change when the full weekend results are tallied, according to Box Office Mojo.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 06:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The elites like to be reminded about the time when the lower class knew their place.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes indeed P2k. The 'downstairs people' are my personal favorites.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  And the "lower classes" like to be reminded of the time when "elite" meant something.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/23/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe it's a desire for good taste, manners, and seeing people who are not obese, potty-mouthed, wrapped in spandex and covered in tattoos, facial jewelry and fluorescent-dyed hair?
Posted by: Lex || 09/23/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Before downtown was taken over by the homeless.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 11:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Rambo? Are you kidding me? Stallone is still doing Rambo and there are people who actually go to see it?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/23/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#7  ...right up there with the 'new' Madonna tour. x_x
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 13:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Saw Rambo while conversing here last night, parallel to the 'howdy modi' thingy.

The only moral of the story seemed to be : 'you can give some people everything. A home, a family, a horse, a car. They'll shit on it all and go die amongst their own kind'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 15:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Saw Rambo while conversing here last night, parallel to the 'howdy modi' thingy.

I think it's great that Trump is doing some outreach here. Dubya reached out to Hispanics and got 40%. Indians vote Democrat 90% of the time, so there's plenty of room for improvement.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/23/2019 18:36 Comments || Top||

#10  It's true some Indians did vote democrat until now. It's also true they humour everybody who'll wear their attire and eat their curry with them, say the right words and all. But at heart, they're alway fiercely loyal to the motherland.

From those 50,000+ people at Houston, those eligible will vote for whoever their Modi tells them to vote for. Such is the cult of Modi. They won't care if the dems and media tells them they'll lose their jobs, their relatives won't be able to come and so on...

For supporters of Modi, just the gesture of Trump visiting and the projected camaraderie was enough. These are people ruled by sentiment. I don't care what they tell the pollsters and their neighbours to survive there, their vote is Trump's now. The Indian PM's exhortation at the end saying 'abki baar Trump sarkaar' (A Trump Govt this time) was actual a play on his own election campaign tagline from 2014. A clear message that has been accepted by the diaspora.

The only Indians you'll still find voting left will be bengalis and south Indians, all commie lovers and conformist sheep. Or muslims.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 19:18 Comments || Top||

#11  From those 50,000+ people at Houston, those eligible will vote for whoever their Modi tells them to vote for. Such is the cult of Modi. They won't care if the dems and media tells them they'll lose their jobs, their relatives won't be able to come and so on...
For supporters of Modi, just the gesture of Trump visiting and the projected camaraderie was enough. These are people ruled by sentiment. I don't care what they tell the pollsters and their neighbours to survive there, their vote is Trump's now. The Indian PM's exhortation at the end saying 'abki baar Trump sarkaar' (A Trump Govt this time) was actual a play on his own election campaign tagline from 2014. A clear message that has been accepted by the diaspora.


Fingers crossed. The Indian vote for the GOP doubled from 2016 to 2018. It would be heartening if this trend continued.

https://www.aaldef.org/uploads/pdf/TheAsianAmericanVote2016-AALDEF.pdf
http://aapidata.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-AA-Voter-Survey-report-Oct9.pdf
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/23/2019 22:26 Comments || Top||


NBA to Require In-House Mental Health Pros for Every Team
[PJ] Prompted by the public struggles of some of its young players with mental health issues, the NBA is making a bold move and requiring every team in the league to have at least one full-time mental health professional on staff.

CNBC.com:
Cleveland Cavaliers’ five-time NBA All-Star player Kevin Love hit a wall two years ago in the middle of a game against the Atlanta Hawks.

His heart was racing, he couldn’t think, the room was spinning, he recalled in an essay for The Players’ Tribune.

"It was like my body was trying to say to me, You’re about to die.I ended up on the floor in the training room, lying on my back, trying to get enough air to breathe," Love wrote. He was taken to a hospital in the third quarter, but the doctors said he was fine.

That 2017 panic attack, as well as Love’s own public discussion of his struggles with anxiety and depression, helped prompt the NBA players’ association to sketch out a new framework last season to help professional basketball players struggling with the pressures of the game and mental health issues.
Former player Keyon Dooling and San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan have also gone public and shared their struggles with depression and other issues.

The NBA will now require that every team have a psychologist or behavioral therapist on staff full-time and available to the players.

During a conference last February, league commissioner Adam Silver said, "What strikes me is that they’re truly unhappy," when discussing the mental health problems in an interview.

The National Basketball Players Association launched an attempt to deal with the problem last year:
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 01:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Story sites Cavalier's player and NBA All-Star Kevin Love (at center in graphic). Love represents only 23.3% of the NBA demographic. Nicely done PJ.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 1:27 Comments || Top||

#2  A shrink and a therapist she,
Who onec watched a game on TV:
"From one little picture
I'd hate to conjecture...
...sure looks like a shooter to me!"
Posted by: Oscar Squank1091 || 09/23/2019 2:31 Comments || Top||


Woman bit camel's genitals to escape after it sat on her at the Tiger Truck Stop in Louisiana when she ran into its enclosure chasing her deaf dog
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] The camel was spooked by the wandering dog and woman, so the camel chased her and eventually pinning her against the wall of a building.

The camel then sat on top of the woman, nearly crushing her.

In an attempt to save herself, the woman bit the camel's testicles.

Police say the dog was simply chasing treats that the woman's husband had thrown into the camel's pen.
Posted by: Ulager Elmugum2526 || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's harsh. Could've tried massaging them first.
Posted by: Varmint Poodle5779 || 09/23/2019 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Hubby tries to become a widover?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/23/2019 6:08 Comments || Top||

#3  ...."I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Louisiana Woman - strong entry.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/23/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#5  This news could well have read as :

MAN BRIBES CAMEL TO TEABAG HIS WIFE, MELEE ENSUES.

An idle dog threw a spanner in a Florida man's plan to get a camel to humiliate his wife. The dog ...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 13:50 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
About a week away from 1st significant wide spread snow event in West USA
[SnowBrains] The current 10-day forecast for the USA & Canada looks like a mid-winter forecast.

Both the GEM & GFS snowfall weather models are agreeing on this 10-day snowfall forecast.

These snowfall forecasts are talking of significant snowfalls of 12-24″ of snow in Wyoming, Montana, California, Washington, the Canadian Coast Range, and the Canadian Rockies in the next 10-days.
[several 1-4" snow events have already hit high elevations in the west -- btw, if it also brings rain it will reduce the fire season in CA]
Posted by: lord garth || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Idaho, everyone always overlooks us..... we got about 1 foot in the mtns more over on Borah.....just sayin'
Posted by: 746 || 09/23/2019 13:08 Comments || Top||


5-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record: UN report
[DAWN] Average global temperature between 2015-2019 is on track to be the hottest of any five-year period on record, a United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
report by the world's leading climate agencies said on Sunday.
"Soon as we get done adjusting the numbers, youbetcha!"
"It is currently estimated to be 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial (1850-1900) times and 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than 2011-2015," said the report titled United in Science, a synthesis of key findings.

Other major takeaways from the report include that the extent of Arctic summer sea ice has declined at a rate of 12 per cent per decade over the past 40 years, with the four lowest values between 2015 and 2019.

Overall, the amount of ice lost from the Antarctic ice sheet increased by a factor of six each year between 1979 and 2017, while glacier loss for 2015-19 is also the highest for any five-year period on record.

The report comes ahead of a major UN climate summit on Monday that Secretary-General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
has called to ask countries to raise their greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The press does not know what “margin of error” represents.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/23/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Summer was rather nice indeed.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/23/2019 18:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Her Performance;
Posted by: Dale || 09/23/2019 20:39 Comments || Top||

#4  And yet we still haven't matched the Medieval Climate Optimum or Roman Warm Period -- both "pre-industrial".
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/23/2019 21:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Not to mention the Paleocene, when primates evolved.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 22:01 Comments || Top||

#6  About the Medieval Climate Optimum: Michael "Hockeystick" Mann finally lost his defamation case against Tim Ball because he couldn't (or wouldn't) produce evidence to support his bogus theory.

Did you read about this in the New York Times?
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/23/2019 22:06 Comments || Top||

#7  No, but I did on a lot of my fav websites, including this one
Posted by: Frank G || 09/23/2019 22:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Must have missed it here.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/23/2019 22:40 Comments || Top||

#9  I've been feeling a little guilty about poking fun at poor Greta, and wondering how she'll cope with eventual enlightenment and shame and all that. Silly me. Just opened Dale's link in a new window and watched the first minute or so with the sound down... crikey! That's Lady Humungus right out of the egg, that is! Barring singularity or whatnot, she's gonna be hectoring y'all's grandkids in their old age. Yikes. Too scared to limerick.
Posted by: Blinky Henbane4449 || 09/23/2019 22:48 Comments || Top||

#10  I still advise not to attack her. Attack her enablers. Who fly in with private jets.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/23/2019 22:55 Comments || Top||

#11  Apologies for attacking Greta. Kids are off limits, agreed.
Posted by: Lex || 09/23/2019 23:35 Comments || Top||

#12  For you, EC (and for my sainted mom, always impossibly patient and generous with critters like GT (and me, I suppose ;-))), I, for one, will, for once, obey. Tough to take the moral high ground from Joan of Arc, anyway.
Posted by: Blinky Henbane4449 || 09/23/2019 23:52 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Dinesh D'Souza Attacked For Calling Swedish Climate Teen A Propaganda Tool
[Right Wing Tribune] Fox News contributor and author Dinesh D’Souza is being attacked on Twitter for showing precisely what progressives are doing to promote their climate change agenda.

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Sweden, is the rage of progressives as she led a Climate Strike around the world last week.

They are following a blonde, Nordic, teenage girl and that reminded D’Souza of another time in history where girls of that type were used for propaganda.

"Children‐notably Nordic white girls with braids and red cheeks‐were often used in Nazi propaganda. An old Goebbels technique!

"Looks like today’s progressive Left is still learning its game from an earlier Left in the 1930s," he said on Sunday and progressives demanded he be banned from Twitter.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 02:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I knew she remainded me of someting! Although in my case it's the busty Arian pioneer girls
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/23/2019 4:19 Comments || Top||

#2  You always were the stoikiy muzhik type.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 5:30 Comments || Top||

#3  On posters,besoeker, on posters
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/23/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

#4  The madman!

Image removed for the good of the order.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/23/2019 6:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Didn't realize the source image was so large, sorry.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/23/2019 6:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Truth speakers will be destroyed!
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/23/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||

#7  ...well, yeah. A fetish? In sort of an Epstein way?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#8 
Snow event in next 10 days
https://snowbrains.com/current-10-day-snow-forecast-for-north-america-looks-like-mid-winter/
Posted by: warthogswife || 09/23/2019 10:41 Comments || Top||

#9  How dare you question the climate credentials of an autistic high school dropout!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/23/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#10  Even scarier is public schools encouraging students to attend strike activities instead of classes.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/23/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#11  Next they'll reprise the Pavel Morozov example. Greta's mom and dad should be very afraid.
Posted by: Lex || 09/23/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||

#12  Late term abortion?
Posted by: Dale || 09/23/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#13  D’Souza is a NeverTrump turd and who gives a rip what he says or which lefty gets a belly ache from it?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2019 13:30 Comments || Top||

#14  Dinesh D'Souza attacked for saying the obvious.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/23/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#15  The obvious is the biggest enemy of the Left.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 13:44 Comments || Top||

#16  D’Souza is a NeverTrump turd

Wha ...ehhh ? No, M. That must be some other D'souza.

Trump is the one who pardoned him and Trump's lawyers argued for him. Dinesh D'souza is an Obama critic and staunch conservative. A dem-bashing academic the dem academics can't argue with and try to silence. He was jailed by Obama for his film 'Hillary's America.'

Some of his other works are 'The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left' and 'Death of a Nation' where he likens Trump to a new Lincoln set to bring back unity to a divided country.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||

#17  Murcek should take another look. That opinion is baseless.
Posted by: KBK || 09/23/2019 19:47 Comments || Top||

#18  He sprang from primordial oozes
And boozes on neocon cruises...
Or maybe he shmoozes --
And makes no excuses --
For Don! Could there be two d'Souzas?
Posted by: Elminegum Borgia3541 || 09/23/2019 20:06 Comments || Top||

#19  Somewhat like this, say. Sorry, won't embed.
Posted by: Elminegum Borgia3541 || 09/23/2019 20:16 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Aid group says WHO is restricting access to Ebola vaccines in Congo
LONDON (Reuters) - A rigid system of eligibility set by the World Health Organization means far too few people at risk of Ebola are being vaccinated in an outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, the aid group MSF said on Monday.
I'd respect and take the side of MSF more if they weren't expediting colonists migrants to Europe from Africa. Not exactly their "core mission"
The medical charity Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said its efforts to get more people to be given the vaccine - developed by the U.S. drugmaker Merck (MRK.N) and being used in emergency plans in the Congo epidemic - were being frustrated by "tight controls on supply and eligibility criteria imposed by the WHO".

"Time is of essence in an outbreak: medical teams should be able to rapidly provide treatments or vaccines based on what they see on the ground," MSF’s emergency coordinator Natalie Roberts said in a statement.

"But our capacity... is severely undermined by a rigid system which is hard to comprehend."

The WHO denied it was rationing the vaccine and said it was working as hard as any organization to end Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 06:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The UN and it's medial arm The World Health Organization shall decide who lives and who dies.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Even Better, WHO is accusing tanzania of hiding Ebola contcts/deaths and other information. The bug may be out of the bottle......
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/23/2019 15:00 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China to send state officials to 100 private firms including Alibaba
[NY Post] China's top technology hub Hangzhou plans to assign government officials to work with 100 private companies including e-commerce giant Alibaba, according to state media reports, in a move likely to raise concerns over the growing role of the state.
Political Commissars to enforce Party over profits, what could go wrong?
The step underscores how Chinese government and party authorities are growing more deeply integrated into the private sector, as its economy sputters amid an intensifying trade war with the United States.

The city of Hangzhou, home to Alibaba, will designate government officials to work with 100 local companies in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the local government said on its website.

The directives, presented as a means to boost the local manufacturing industry, did not name the 100 companies subject to the policy, but state media reports said Alibaba and auto maker Zhejiang Geely would be among the companies.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/23/2019 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1 
Loyalty officers in HR, nothing new.
Happens here all the time.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Nice euphemism, 'to work with' - in much the same manner as Tony Soprano 'working with' bookies and loan sharks.
Posted by: Raj || 09/23/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember how GOPe types like to make fun of Atlas Shrugged? Gummint handlers in companies? That book had those...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2019 12:36 Comments || Top||


A crackdown on Islam is spreading across China
[Indian Express] In China s northwest, the government is stripping the most overt expressions of the Islamic faith from a picturesque valley where most residents are devout Muslims. Authorities have destroyed domes and minarets on mosques, including one in a small village near Linxia, a city known as Little Mecca.

Similar demolitions have been carried out in Inner Mongolia, Henan and Ningxia, the homeland of China s largest Muslim ethnic minority, the Hui. In the southern province of Yunnan, three mosques were closed. From Beijing to Ningxia, officials have banned the public use of Arabic script.

This campaign represents the newest front in the Chinese Communist Party s sweeping rollback of individual religious freedoms, after decades of relative openness that allowed more moderate forms of Islam to blossom. The harsh crackdown on Muslims that began with the Uighurs in Xinjiang is spreading to more regions and more groups.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 01:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Bully!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  The calls to prayers must have woken some high level Chinese official from a deep sleep and POed him/her off!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/23/2019 7:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Make China Great Again.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Rather than bringing this up repeatedly, the world's governments should learn from the chinese. This is one thing they do right.

The only peaceable muslim is one without freedom.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe we can all agree to make Iran and Pakistain temporary Chinese territories until the problem is solved?
Posted by: gorb || 09/23/2019 16:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Chinese don't do temporary.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/23/2019 20:57 Comments || Top||

#7  I can live with that.
Posted by: gorb || 09/23/2019 21:41 Comments || Top||


Police storm mall and Hong Kong protesters turn violent once again
[DAWN] Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalised a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again.

The rail station was closed to passengers after protesters smashed it. Meanwhile, police stormed into a shopping mall in Shatin and fired tear gas in the district's New Territories town to disperse the anti-government protesters who had trashed fittings at the railway station.

The day's activities started peacefully as young protesters, many wearing masks to disguise their identity, filled the open area of a Hong Kong shopping mall and folded paper “origami” cranes in the latest twist in a pro-democracy movement that has stretched into a fourth month.

They chanted slogans and sang a song that has become their anthem, backed by a small group playing on woodwind and brass instruments through their masks. Many lined the balustrades of the three higher floors overlooking where others gathered in the wide space below.

Some put a Chinese flag on the floor and took turns running over it, before defacing it and putting it in a dumpster outside, which they then pushed into a nearby river.

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  They chanted slogans and sang a song that has become their anthem

♪ ♫ "Everybody Wang Chung tonight" ♬
Posted by: Frank G || 09/23/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||


Europe
More than 100 arrested in ‘yellow vest’ protests
[DAWN] Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Gay Paree on Saturday as about 7,500 police were deployed to deal with the movement’s radical anarchist "black blocs" strand.

After first marching with the yellow vests, around 1,000 radical demonstrators joined a separate march against climate change where they provoked festivities with police, authorities said.

Two bank buildings were damaged in the festivities, along with motor scooters, windows and other property. Some activists built makeshift roadblocks which they then torched.

The climate march organisers urged protesters to go home to avoid the festivities which involved teargas and baton charges.

The yellow vest movement erupted 10 months ago and blindsided President Emmanuel Macron, whom protesters accuse of being out of touch with the needs of ordinary French people.

"We are assembling just to say that we can’t make ends meet. [The protest] is not only against the president, it’s against the system," said a female protester who did not give her name.

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Antifa


India-Pakistan
Kasur ex-DPO, SP told to report to Establishment Division
[DAWN] The Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

government has surrendered the services of former Kasur district police officer (DPO) Abdul Ghaffar Qaisrani and superintendent of police (SP) Shahbaz Elahi to the Establishment Division, Islamabad.

Action was taken against them after they were held guilty of gross negligence by Sheikhupura Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sohail Habib Tajik in his report sent to Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan in the rape-cum-murder incidents of three children in Kasur.

A notification was issued by the Punjab Services and General Administration Department after the IGP forwarded the report to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
RPO Tajik seemed to have escaped punishment, as there were reports that Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
desired action against him over lack of supervisory role in the rape and murder cases of the children. The PM had tweeted: "There will be accountability for all. Those who don’t perform in the interest of the common man will be taken to task."

An official told Dawn that the senior police hierarchy had geared up efforts to rescue the RPO when they got an impression from the PM’s tweet that he wanted action against the entire police leadership.

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


'So-called friends of Karachi' choked sewers to disrupt cleanliness drive, says CM Shah
[DAWN] Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Sunday accused "so-called friends of 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...
" of trying to disrupt his ongoing 'Clean My Karachi' drive by choking sewer lines, a statement released by the chief minister's office said.

Shah made the remarks while he toured the city to inspect progress of the ongoing cleanliness campaign, that was initiated by the provincial government a day before and will last a month.

Shah said that the second day of the drive had started with the removal of heavy stones and boulders in order to unblock a 24 dia sewer line in the city's Malir 15 area and alleged that the lines were blocked on purpose in order to disrupt the cleaning drive. The chief minister added that the choked lines could have caused sewage water to spill over in Malir and Quaidabad areas as well as Shahrah-e-Faisal.

"These people are enemies of Karachi and Karachiites, therefore they are playing with them," Shah was quoted as saying by the blurb.

He was accompanied on his tour by his cabinet members, including Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani, Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah, Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Information Murtaza Wahab and Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shahlwani among others.

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  There once was a friend of Karachi
Whose suit got a little bit splotchy.
Sez Pooh Bear, all sticky,
"No washee, no tickee!"
Sez Hajji, "No tickee, no washee!"
Posted by: Phineng Hupinetle8396 || 09/23/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Need more fiber.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#3  'Crotchie'
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/23/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

#4  There's just too much Karachi in Karachi.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 16:18 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action
[DAWN] Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
on Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change.

"We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable," Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta "Pippi" Thunberg
...an autistic sixteen year old Swedish expert on climate change...
, who started the climate strike movement with her lone protest in front of her country’s parliament about a year and a half ago.

More than 700 mostly young activists attended the first of its kind Youth Climate Summit, according to Luis Alfonso de Alba, the UN special climate summit envoy.

Friday’s strike across six continents and Saturday’s youth conference presage a full-on climate conference next week at the UN Gen­eral Assembly, which has placed the issue of climate change at front and center as world leaders gather for the annual meeting.

Activists at Saturday’s gathering demanded money for a fund to help poorer nations adapt to a warming world and provide greener energy. They also insisted that the world should wean itself quickly from coal, oil and gas that cause climate change.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gift thick leather belts to their fathers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  I remember what I was like at that age so I am clearly against anything they are for.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/23/2019 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  I remember what I was like at that age so I am clearly against anything they are for. Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442

The truly amazing thing Uleck is that we somehow managed to survive it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder what ever happened to 'STFD and STFU - you snot-nosed punks don't know jack f'n s&hit'? At least that's my general reaction to this issue.
Posted by: Raj || 09/23/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah...right.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#6  SEEN & STFU!
Posted by: ranture || 09/23/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Activists at Saturday’s gathering demanded money

There it is, first honest part of the jive.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/23/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#8  See 6 y/o cuffed and booked for 'acting out'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 14:02 Comments || Top||

#9  So this is what they're teaching in school these days? Hell, I'd throw a tantrum and kick the school officials too and I wouldn't even try to blame it on sleep apnea.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/23/2019 14:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Activists at Saturday’s gathering demanded money for a fund

Oh...uhh.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 15:28 Comments || Top||

#11  I demand they be sent home to Europe and kicked out over the Atlantic halfway there from 30,000 feet.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/23/2019 17:16 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Research paper claims Google has achieved 'quantum supremacy' - a milestone in computing after their quantum processor performed a 'calculation in three minutes and 20 seconds that would take a state-of-the-art supercomputer 10,000 years'
Since one way of looking at Entangled quantum computers (DISCLAIMER - ENTANGLED was not mentioned in the article) is that they are rapidly spinning off alternate universes that exist to provide answers - if they did it, this has massive implications for working AI and knowledge bases. It would be really interesting to see Mathematica's search engine on a quantum entangled computer... and some practical engineering databases with some goal oriented queries.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is big. Many threads running simultaineously across numerous processors. You can program a major military land, air and sea invasion of unmanned drones of all types now managed by a quantum computer.

The first military that does this will have a significant impact over the rest of mankind.

Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/23/2019 2:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Call me when a quantum computer can print "Hello World."
Posted by: Varmint Poodle5779 || 09/23/2019 3:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Since one way of looking at Entangled quantum computers (DISCLAIMER - ENTANGLED was not mentioned in the article) is that they are rapidly spinning off alternate universes that exist to provide answers - if they did it, this has massive implications for working AI and knowledge bases.

Does that mean if we play MMRPG, we might get stuck in the MMRPG world? Or perhaps provide us with alternative worlds for us to go to after we die?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/23/2019 6:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Cool, so what is the final digit of pi?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 7:22 Comments || Top||

#5  The original aticle has been removed - any questions?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/23/2019 7:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Call me when a quantum computer can print "Hello World."

Heh. But given that it is a quantum computer, shouldn't that be "Hello Many Worlds"?
Posted by: SteveS || 09/23/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Wouldn't Heisenberg laugh and say "As soon as you look at the answer it changes?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

#8  The first military that does this will have a significant impact over the rest of mankind.

The original a[r]ticle has been removed - any questions?

US officials are reportedly trying to block an 8,000-mile Google and Facebook-backed undersea cable to China on national-security grounds
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Is it self-aware yet?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/23/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||

#10  ...well, if Google is doing it, it will never become self aware. Woke maybe, but not self aware.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 13:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Call me when...

Saddam said the same thing and then a Tomahawk launohed from the Mediteranean found it's way to the front door of his Palace on its own with great precision.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/23/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#12  Cool, so what is the final digit of pi?

42.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 14:04 Comments || Top||

#13  A security camera can send an image of you to a quantum computer, id you via facial recognition and send your gps coord to a hell fire on a reaper above which will send me a vid of your demise in real time via a quantum computer mission server.

"Hello World!!"
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/23/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||

#14  I shall call my multi-threaded quantum mission server "Varmint Splat"...
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/23/2019 14:24 Comments || Top||

#15  Code name Skynet.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/23/2019 14:28 Comments || Top||

#16  I attended a seminar recently about this, and defence related research with quantum computing. Apparently it won't ever be able to think for shit, but if ever achieved it should make fire-and-forget systems, fly-by-wire and target recognition and acquisition, interception systems exceptionally deadly.
The guy droning on was tiresome so I asked my niece - who I find exceptionally brighter than the aging Nobel contender, for a primer. This is what I learned.

The most practicable quantum computing device is proposed to be a mono-silicate (ceramic ) matrix suspended in super-cooled gas, with boron nanotubes running up and down through the matrix carrying the signals that should actuate the calculations, the whole business of computing. The electrons traveling in the nano tubes are supposed to be in a stable, coherent superposition state. Meaning their spun state (up/down) would be registered independent of what it really is, as both until needed. I think they were close to establishing that the state cannot be held coherent for long enough to get accuracy enough for a computation. Even for 2+2 level stuff. Then something changed in July. They invited scientists from all over to see and evaluate some new stuff.

All the wizards had managed so far is to get the hardware to run signals as single particles up and down itself, and register the binary states in massive memory racks. There's no software for it yet, no IO routines. It's basically an experiment into 'whether such a thing can compute'. I wouldn't call it supremacy. They've just reached one milestone in the race before other, not so excitable PR whores.

IBM's got its own 'Q' thingy and they say it's reached a similar stage, only more modular (they don't like to start from scratch) and instead of electrons they use photons, and is decentralized, spread over several terminals. They have a rudimentary interaction system going and it can print "hello world" and connect to their intranet. Of course not by itself. The japs have their own 'quantum neural network research' which borrows concepts from quantum superposition to neural networks and applies a simulation of data running in concurrent streams. They're not even close.

The closest anyone has come is a swiss couple (I forget the name), who was just refused a grant by MIT and others because Musk raised the spectre of quantum robot killer drones or something.

I'm all for an AI powered judiciary. If we can't elect the bastards, we should at least hold the switch. And an encrypted voting system that lets the citizenry announce their intent and leaning from a set of choices, a millions strong jury. The AI could then collate every vote and arrive at the best verdict. No bias, no doddering egotists, no sharts in the courthouses.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/23/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#17  I'm all for an AI powered judiciary.

Scary. The only thing scarier is revival - by the same means - of direct democracy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 15:30 Comments || Top||

#18  Klaatu barada nikto!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/23/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||

#19  42

I always believed that there was something fundamentally wrong irrational about the universe
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 18:59 Comments || Top||

#20  Vogon poetry?
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/23/2019 19:09 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
26 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2019 14:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why doesn't ol' Rahm Emanuel just ban handguns?

That's sarcasm.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/23/2019 16:58 Comments || Top||

#2  He's gone. Groot is Mayor now
Posted by: Frank G || 09/23/2019 20:20 Comments || Top||


Science
A supernova turned into a black hole as Hubble was watching it!
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whoa! I wanna see the film!

I'm interested in seeing (if we can detect it) any "bounce back" effect. (Should be a quick series of flashes before fading away.)
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/23/2019 6:57 Comments || Top||

#2  #1. Might be there but not in the visual spectrum
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/23/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#3  So, the Hubble continues to be the B-52 of orbiting telescopes while the James Webb ST still isn't even scheduled for launch. Swell work there, guys...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2019 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  This may not end well.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/23/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Don Lemon finally finds where MH370 wound up?
Posted by: Raj || 09/23/2019 8:16 Comments || Top||

#6  I had forgotten that one, P2k.

Eerie little story, that.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/23/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#7  This is old news. This happened billions of years ago.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/23/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Airandee, this star is 22 million light years away, thus the event happened 22 millions ago, not billions as you stated.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/23/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#9  the event happened 22 millions ago,

Millions, billions, whatever. Gentlemen, let's not quibble over a couple of zeros. Also, does that take daylight savings time into account?

As for "The 9 Billion Names of God", eerie indeed. Totally freaked me out as a kid.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/23/2019 10:05 Comments || Top||

#10  What a GREAT AC Clarke reference!
And for flickering, see More mysteriously dimming objects
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 11:19 Comments || Top||

#11  Skidmark: HOW TO -
Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#12  Ha!
Carbon Fiber Web Spinning

Anchored to the Lagrange points.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#13  Story's a favorite over here at the other end of the practicality and numeracy scales, too. Thirty years later, maybe more, and I remember it more vividly than most of what I've read this month. Also...

Of emails a mountainous clump
(nine billion!) were dumped by some shlump.
The last one was wiped,
And Hill diapered and hyped,
When from heaven resounded a trump.

Like, at eleven.
Posted by: Blinky Henbane4449 || 09/23/2019 22:09 Comments || Top||



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