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At least 35 Russian mercenaries killed fighting for Haftar in Libya
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Four teenagers Young Men Indicted For Murder, 12-Day Crime Spree
I doubt you'll find this on CNN !

[WREG] MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Four teenagers have been indicted on multiple charges after a 12-day crime spree last November.

Djuantay Jacocks
wow
, 19, Jason Poole, 18, and Mardavis Thomas and Jaylon Causey, both 17, were indicted on first-degree murder charges after 49-year-old Belinda Humphreys was shot and killed.

She and her husband were reportedly stopped at a stop sign at the corner of Truman and Ozan Street when two of the defendants tried to open their car doors. One of the males then started shooting into the car.

Humphreys' husband survived the shooting.

The District Attorney's office said prior to that deadly encounter the suspects robbed a pair walking their dogs on Vaughn and then stole a man's pickup truck and wallet at gunpoint on Isabelle.

Jacocks and Thomas were also indicted on aggravated robbery, theft of property and attempted aggravated robbery charges in connection to several incidents between November 15 and 27.

Poole was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery.

Jacocks, Thomas and Causey were all captured after a short police chase on foot in November 2018. Poole was arrested the next day.

Prosecutors say there were more than half a dozen victims of the crimes.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 17:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If Baraq had four sons
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||

#2  If Baraq had four sons

They'd each have a different mom and last name...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/04/2019 18:26 Comments || Top||

#3  They was turning their lives around...
Posted by: Frank G || 10/04/2019 19:46 Comments || Top||


STAT! Paging Dr. Smithers, Dr. Joel Smithers please
[Free Beacon] A Martinsville, Va., doctor has been convicted of more than 860 federal drug charges after distributing half a million opioid pills in fewer than two years.

Dr. Joel Smithers, 36, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for acts that, in the words of the U.S. attorney prosecuting the case, "perpetuated, on a massive scale, the vicious cycle of addiction and despair." In addition, Smithers was convicted of having caused the death of a West Virginia woman who overdosed on oxycodone and oxymorphone he prescribed.

"Dr. Smithers flooded Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio with his opioid prescriptions and hid behind his white doctor’s coat as a large-scale drug dealer," said Jesse Fong, DEA special agent in charge of the Washington Division Office. "The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squads will relentlessly investigate and arrest these drug dealers disguised as doctors in our communities."

According to the Department of Justice, Smithers first opened his practice in Martinsville in 2015. In the following several years, he prescribed "controlled substances" to every patient, including oxymorphone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl. Patients would come from hundreds of miles away to receive drugs from Smithers's "pill mill."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/04/2019 03:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like a Democrat.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/04/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#2  lessee.. typical script is for 10, so 50,000 scripts, 25K per year or 96 scripts per working day...Ok, that does seem a bit excessive
Posted by: Slanter Flaque1346 || 10/04/2019 7:39 Comments || Top||


Mom charged with trading her 2-year-old child for a '92 Plymouth
[NYPOST]
Posted by: Fred || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unbelievable....however if it had have been a 57 Plymouth Fury
Posted by: Classer || 10/04/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder what I could get for my wife.
Posted by: jpal || 10/04/2019 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  It's not the model year, it's the mileage...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/04/2019 18:04 Comments || Top||

#4  My first thought exactly Classer.

I wonder if the child's name was Christine...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/04/2019 19:29 Comments || Top||


Clint Eastwood Takes Aim at the FBI and the Media in ‘Richard Jewell' Trailer (Video)
[The Wrap] Clint Eastwood points a stern finger at FBI investigators and the media in the first trailer for his new fact-based drama "Richard Jewell," which explores the security guard who reported finding an explosive device at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics ‐ and then was falsely accused of planting it himself.

Paul Walter Hauser ("I, Tonya") stars as Jewell, joined by Kathy Bates as his mother, Sam Rockwell as his attorney, Jon Hamm as the lead FBI investigator and Olivia Wilde as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs.

"They want to fry you," Rockwell’s attorney tells Jewell as the trailer suggests that FBI agents and the media pushed a false narrative of his culpability.

"Jewell fits the profile of the lone bomber, a frustrated white man who is a police wannabe who seeks to become a hero," Wilde’s reporter says at one point, while Hamm and another investigator press Jewell to make incriminating statements on tape "to clear your name."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tonight 89 year old Eastwood twittered that 78 year old Bernie Sanders is finished.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 10/04/2019 4:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Still today people think he did the bombing. Media lied.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/04/2019 16:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure this was published all over the media at the time, but on page 44, in tiny print -

On April 13, 2005, Jewell was exonerated completely when Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to carrying out the bombing attack at the Centennial Olympic Park, as well as three other attacks across the South.

Wikipedia
Posted by: Bobby || 10/04/2019 16:33 Comments || Top||


Gandhi's ashes stolen and photo defaced on 150th birthday
[BBC News] Thieves stole some of Mahatma Gandhi's remains on what would have been his 150th birthday, police say.

The ashes were taken from a memorial in central India, where they had been kept since 1948 - the year of Gandhi's assassination by a Hindu extremist.

The thieves also scrawled "traitor" in green paint across photographs of the independence leader.

Some Hindu hardliners view Gandhi as a traitor for his advocacy of Hindu-Muslim unity.

This is despite Gandhi being a devout Hindu himself.

Police in Rewa, in Madhya Pradesh state, confirmed to BBC Hindi's Shuriah Niazi that they were investigating the theft on the grounds of actions "prejudicial to national integration" and potential breach of the peace.

Mangaldeep Tiwari, caretaker of the Bapu Bhawan memorial, where the ashes were being held, said the theft was "shameful".

"I opened the gate of the Bhawan early in the morning because it was Gandhi's birthday," he told Indian website The Wire. "When I returned at around 23:00 [17:30 GMT], I found the mortal remains of Gandhi missing and his poster was defaced."

Police took action after Gurmeet Singh - leader of the local Congress political party - filed a complaint.

"This madness must stop," Mr Singh told The Wire. "I urge Rewa police to check CCTV cameras installed inside Bapu Bhawan."
Posted by: 3dc || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe he decided to "Quit India".
Posted by: charger || 10/04/2019 17:04 Comments || Top||

#2  And some just dislike people who went around proclaiming their moral superiority - remember Gandhi's advice to European Jews?
And I haven't even mentioned his descendants' behavior.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 17:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably an attempt to villify the right-wing hindu outfits, by lovers of green paint, get the administration to hunt for right-wingers and highlight what creeps they are for hating hindu-muslim integration, which is so fucking spectacular. The hindus use shades of red and orange for their stuff. So I ask ;

Who stocks up on green paint for their graffiti ?

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 17:23 Comments || Top||

#4  I say stealing any person's remains is a heinous crime no matter what the reason. The people who did it are pure evil and I don't have a dog in this fight.
Posted by: jpal || 10/04/2019 21:02 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Girl Refuses To Solve Math Question Citing Woke Manners
[CTVNews] A math question comparing the weight of three hypothetical Grade 4 girls offended one Utah student enough that she refused to answer it and is speaking out.

"Sorry I won't (write) this it's rood," wrote 9-year-old Rhythm on her homework, circling the question and adding "What!!!!" above it. The question presented the weights of Isabel, Irene and Sue and asked students to determine how much heavier Isabel is than the lightest of the three.
Now I know what those Woke Maths workshops were about.
"I thought it was offensive," said Rhythm in an interview with Fox 13 News in Murray, Utah. "Girls shouldn't be comparing each other. I know it was a math problem, but I didn't think that was really OK."
Skip to the link for the rest of it, if you're so inclined. I get off here.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 18:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The woke crowd is oblivious to the fact that woke rhymes with joke.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/04/2019 18:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't know about you, but I'm damned tired of these backseat drivers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 18:32 Comments || Top||

#3  You mean the ones directing education policies ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 18:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Flunk her ass.
Posted by: Raj || 10/04/2019 18:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Send her to school with other special children
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 18:43 Comments || Top||

#6  What the hell did special children do to you G(r)omgoru?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/04/2019 19:25 Comments || Top||

#7  And nobody noticed that one of the three girls was anorexic and vastly underweight and needed help because they were afraid to notice and/or body shame.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/04/2019 19:33 Comments || Top||

#8  I thought only we Catholics failed the Rhythm method
Posted by: Frank G || 10/04/2019 19:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Never too early to apply to Florida International University.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/04/2019 20:06 Comments || Top||

#10  WTF does the question have to do with a crucifix?!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/04/2019 20:14 Comments || Top||

#11  They named her Rhythm. That alone should set off alarm bells.
Posted by: jpal || 10/04/2019 20:55 Comments || Top||

#12  Given my dancing...she can't be white?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/04/2019 21:02 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
South African Climate Activist Desmond Tutu Calls for Fossil Fuel to be Outlawed
The Red Arch speaks !
[WUWT] According to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a high profile figure in the effort to end Apartheid in South Africa, we need to follow teenage climate activists to achieve a tipping point which will lead to the global outlawing of fossil fuel.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 02:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  South Africa is working on that, including eliminating electricity, potable water, food and a long lifespan.
Posted by: Harry Angomoque6080 || 10/04/2019 3:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Stop burning fossil fuels!
Burn the forests!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/04/2019 10:07 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure he will still need too fl and ride in a car though for his important work.
Posted by: chris || 10/04/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Send us more money you First World Colonialists!
Posted by: magpie || 10/04/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Not much fuel left in this fossil.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 14:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Fossil fuels are DWEMs' invention?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 17:10 Comments || Top||


Britain
Swiss banks benefit as rich Britons line up escape route from Brexit chaos
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private banks have seen a sharp rise in British clients who are moving assets offshore to escape a chaotic Brexit, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

"In recent months the number of accounts opened from Britain has trebled," one person at the wealth management arm of a large international bank in Switzerland said.

Swiss banks do not disclose details of their clients but the sources said that most of the accounts opened by British-based clients were for high net worth British nationals wanting to shift some assets to safe-haven Switzerland.

This trend had clearly intensified in recent weeks, a source at a large Swiss bank said.

Wealthy Britons wanted to protect their assets also against the possibility of a high-tax Labour government coming to power soon, another source said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/04/2019 04:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Brexit seems increasingly likely when actual money moves.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/04/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Good catch, NoMo'.

No doubt many of the money-movers are insiders in Her Majesty's government or British EUrocrats.

As always, follow the money.
Posted by: Lex || 10/04/2019 12:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Wealthy Britons wanted to protect their assets also against the possibility of a high-tax Labour government coming to power soon, another source said.

A real concern even if Brexit does not happen. The seriously savvy will buy a little vacation property there, too, and get a residency permit against the time when a change of scenery becomes advisable. In the meantime the thing can be rented out by a local property manager, if desired, earning out the mortgage payments.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/04/2019 16:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Wealthy Britons wanted to protect their assets also against the possibility of a high-tax Labour government coming to power soon, another source said.

This does not square with the headline, which pins the 'chaos' and money movement on Brexit. Probably a degree of both, but more on the anticipated guaranteed tax rate increase with a Labor government.
Posted by: Raj || 10/04/2019 17:45 Comments || Top||


'Lack of Belief in Transgenderism' Is 'Incompatible With Human Dignity,' UK Court Says
h/t Instapundit
[PJMedia] In June 2018, David Mackereth, a British medical doctor and disability assessor, was effectively forced out of his job for disagreeing with transgender identity. He cited his Christian belief in Genesis 1:27, that God created humans male and female, along with basic genetics. He sued his former employer, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), claiming discrimination for his beliefs. Tragically, the employment tribunal ruled that he was not discriminated against, while actively demonizing ‐ if not outlawing ‐ his beliefs.

In a decision handed down Wednesday, the court ruled that Mackereth's disagreement with transgender ideology is "incompatible with human dignity."

...Ironically, the judges claimed to be upholding religious freedom.
Now let see you tell it to a Muslim doctor
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 00:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Belief in the junk science around 'transgenderism' is incompatible with mental competence.

It's in the same category as vaxxer madness.
Posted by: Lex || 10/04/2019 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Check the judge's underwear drawer.
Posted by: Harry Angomoque6080 || 10/04/2019 3:15 Comments || Top||

#3  'Lack of Belief in Transgenderism' Is 'Incompatible With Human DignityIntelligence,'
Posted by: Slanter Flaque1346 || 10/04/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Until it is applied across all faiths... you are just waging war on the Christians.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/04/2019 8:56 Comments || Top||

#5  "disagreement with transgender ideology" Interesting choice of terms.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/04/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#6  That place used to be England
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/04/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Lysenkoism, when politics trumps reason.
Posted by: magpie || 10/04/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ well, giraffes got their long necks from somewhere.....
Posted by: Slanter Flaque1346 || 10/04/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||


UK court denies Pakistan claim to £35m in Nizam case
[DAWN] THE UK High Court on Wednesday ruled on a drawn-out battle for funds amounting to £35 million by issuing a judgement in favour of the Nizam of Hyderabad and against Pakistain, who had claimed the funds that have been lying untouched in a London bank account for 70 years.

In a lengthy judgement that covers the developments of seven decades, the Royal Courts of Justice in London noted: "Nizam VII was beneficially entitled to the fund and those claiming in right of Nizam VII ‐ the Princes and India ‐ are entitled to have the sum paid out to their order."

The judgement, handed down by Justice Marcus Smithcourt, also said: "Pakistain’s contentions of non-justiciability by reason of the foreign act of state doctrine and non-enforceability on grounds of illegality both fail."

The claim started out years ago as a three-way battle for funds claimed by Pakistain, India and the offspring of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. On Wednesday, it culminated in defeat for Pakistain as the court ruled in favour of the Nizam’s descendants ‐ Prince Mukarram Jah, the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, and his younger brother Muffakham Jah. Last year, the two princes joined hands with the Indian government in the legal battle against the government of Pakistain over the funds sitting in a Natwest account here.

Posted by: Fred || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  I love the rewritten Name Link function when submitting articles — in cases like this it captures such interesting items from the archives. Thank you, Fred!
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/04/2019 16:18 Comments || Top||

#2  I'd love to see their faces when they realize Indian babus will take most of it away.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 18:44 Comments || Top||


Britain unveils new Brexit plan with warning over no deal
[DAWN] Britannia on Wednesday unveiled its own Brexit plan for keeping the Irish border open, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson
...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies....
warning the only alternative was leaving the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union on Oct 31 without any deal.

After earlier saying that this was his "final" offer made 29 days before the Brexit deadline, Johnson wrote in a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker that London’s long-awaited proposal was "a reasonable compromise".

Central to the plan is the removal of the so-called "backstop" to prevent the return of customs posts between EU member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland once the UK ends its 46-year involvement in the European project.

That plan would effectively keep Britannia in a temporary customs union with the EU, which Brexit-backing critics argued would force London to abide by the bloc’s rules indefinitely and nullify the 2016 EU referendum’s results.

Johnson told Juncker that the EU plan was "a bridge to nowhere". "A new way forward must be found," he wrote.

After a phone call later on Wednesday, Juncker warned Johnson there were "problematic points" in Britannia’s new proposal, but said EU negotiators would "examine the legal text objectively".

Posted by: Fred || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:


Greens attack UK treasury bldg with red paint and FAIL!
Posted by: 3dc || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  As a wiser trader than I once said, 'Sod off Swampy'.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/04/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Samsung ends mobile phone production in China
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 18:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe they'll stop blowing up now.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 18:41 Comments || Top||


Economy
Fed policymakers 'open' to rate cut as risks to outlook rise
THE WOODLANDS, Texas/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Fed policymakers on Thursday signaled they are open to delivering another rate cut after a report showed the growth in the vast U.S. services sector is slowing, but the Fed’s No. 2, speaking late in the day, gave little away on his own thinking.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/04/2019 03:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
US slaps 25% tariffs on French products
h/t Gates of Vienna
[ConnexionFrance] French wines, cheeses and olives are among a wide range of European products to be slapped with tariffs of 25% by the USA from October 18.

Meanwhile, aeroplanes and aeroplane parts made in Europe will be subject to tariffs of 10%.

The tariffs were announced after the United States Trade Representative won approval from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose import tariffs on $7.5billion of goods in response to EU subsidies to Airbus - the largest-ever tariff sanction imposed by the trade body.

Most of the tariffs will be imposed on products from France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 02:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Doesn't make much sense to tax food when Airbus is the culprit. A 15% tariff on aircraft would have priced Airbus out of the US market for years.
Posted by: Harry Angomoque6080 || 10/04/2019 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2  The point is hurt. Lots and lots of hurt to the humanity's self appointed moral guides.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 3:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Tariffs on airframes hurt stockholders.
Tariffs on olives hurt eaters.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/04/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#4  The Don is like me - hates bigots & French
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/04/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Ummmm
Meanwhile, aeroplanes and aeroplane parts made in Europe will be subject to tariffs of 10%
Posted by: Frank G || 10/04/2019 11:14 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm going to enjoy watching our Democrats scream like pigs being castrated with hammers in response to this.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 10/04/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#7  People who buy French wines, cheeses and olives can easily afford the small increase.

It's like Europe is just used to keeping our products out and favoring their own. When we react and restore fairness, it's suddenly a war crime. If tariffs don't work then why does Europe use them?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/04/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||


Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech
[DAWN] Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU's top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide.

In a closely watched judgment, the European Court of Justice said EU law "does not preclude" courts from ordering "the removal of information or to block access worldwide," a statement said.

The decision will be seen as a victory for EU regulators, who are ambitious to see US tech giants meet tightened European standards over hate speech and offencive content.

Last week, the same court decided that Google was not legally compelled to apply the EU's strict "right to be forgotten" rules globally, in a victory for the search giant.

The latest case was brought originally to an Austrian court by Greens party politician Eva Glawischnig, who requested the removal of Facebook posts that the judges found defamed her and could be seen by users of the social network around the world.

A higher Austrian court referred the case to the EU's top court for an opinion and the judgment, which cannot be appealed, will now be used as a reference Europe-wide.

In addition to the deletion of messages, the Greens had demanded Facebook provide information to determine the identity of people in fictitious accounts that often carried the most virulent comments.

The original complaint concerns messages from one of these fictitious accounts, which according to the Greens, had called Eva Glawischnig a "corrupt" person and which the social network refused to delete.

With the decision, Facebook and similar platforms such as Twitter, face a greater obligation to monitor their content and take down content found to be offensive or hateful.

Posted by: Fred || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide.

Whom the Gods wish to destroy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 4:12 Comments || Top||

#2  SCOTUS says otherwise. Brussels, Moscow, what difference is there other than better suits? /rhet question

We should have pulled all the troops out after the wall came down, mission accomplished.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/04/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Rhetorical Question: so if Putin demanded, in a EU Court, that anything (quote) defaming (unquote) him be pulled ... what then?

That would be different because ...shut up, peasant! (/sarc)
Posted by: magpie || 10/04/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Third-year Hamdard University student shot dead during mugging in Karachi
[DAWN] A third-year medical student of Hamdard University was shot dead during an incident of mugging in Karachi on Thursday morning, police and her family said.

The victim, identified as 24-year-old Misbah, was sitting with her father in their car while waiting for her university's point bus near Mochi Mor in Gulshan-i-Iqbal neighbourhood when they were approached by two muggers riding a motorcycle, her uncle Kashif Ahmed told Dawn.

The robbers mugged the girl's father at gunpoint. They then proceeded to the other side of the car and opened fire, hitting Misbah near her eye, Ahmed said.

According to the victim's uncle, the robbers did not take anything away from Misbah and only mugged her father. The family are residents of Abid Town locality.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) East Amir Farooqi said it was "obvious" that the incident was a case of robbery.

He said the girl was not shot because she had resisted the robbery. Instead, one of the two robbers dropped his gun inside the car; he then picked it up and opened fire in a state of panic.

The robbers, who witnesses say were young in age, then fled the scene towards Sohrab Goth.

Another officer, Gulshan SP Shahnawaz Chachar, said that the suspects snatched a mobile phone and wallet from the girl’s father.

Misbah sustained a single bullet wound on her head, confirmed Dr Seemin Jamali, executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

One spent bullet casing fired from a 9mm pistol was recovered from the car and sent to police’s forensic science laboratory to ascertain as to whether the same weapon had been used in past crimes. Police investigators said that the killers were in their early 20s who wore shalwar kameez.

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#1  Thought this was going to be one of those Hamdard fraternity pranks.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/04/2019 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Honor killing?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||


Police detain barbers in Charsadda for 'violating ban' against styling of beards
[DAWN] Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police in Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda detained at least four barbers for styling customers' beards despite an unofficial 'ban' imposed by a local traders' union which had termed such beards "un-Islamic", it emerged on Thursday.

The incident came to the fore in a video widely circulated on social media this week.

In the video, a man named Sameen, who is the president of the shopkeepers union, can be seen guiding police in the arrest of the hairdressers. He asks the hairdressers why they were shaping beards in a "stylish" manner, when there is a "ban" in place on the same.

According to Sameen, some days back the union had "banned the designing of beards" and had informed all hairdressers of the same. "Despite our decision, some shop owners were trimming the beards in stylish designs," the union leader said in the video.

He goes on to say that on the union's complaint, police had arrested four employees from different barbershops. "Police have imposed a fine of Rs5,000 on them each and warned them not to shape beards in that fashion," he claimed.
Kinda makes that nuke exchange with India sound better, hmmm?
Shabqadar cop shoppe confirmed the detentions, which took place on September 30. An official on duty at the station told DawnNewsTV, on condition of anonymity, that the police had received a complaint from an office-bearer of a traders' union.

"They complained that despite a ban on giving a stylish shape to beards, some hairdressers were still doing so," said the police officer, adding that the men were released after a few hours in detention.

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#1  Cause completely ungroomed (unless a child) and unbathed is the wave of the future. Hipsters hit hardest. (Well, OK, everyone knows under muzzizm women are always hit hardest...)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/04/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  everyone knows under muzzizm women are always hit hardest

So no Brazilians either?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/04/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 NO! and the wymyns can't shave their luxurious mustaches or unibrows either
Posted by: Frank G || 10/04/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Madressahs body asks govt to stop data collection of students

It's not government business whether a student has sex with his teachers?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 13:23 Comments || Top||

#5  "Return my 500 Pakistani Rupees, Mochmed."

"I don't know what you're talking about !"

"Your mother's behind you don't ! I'll complain to the ummah !"

"Thy beard is an offense to Allan !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 13:33 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Milky Way on ‘collision course’ with nearby ‘monster’ galaxy
[NYPOST] The home to all life as we know it, the Milky Way galaxy, is on a “collision course” with its cosmic neighbor, Andromeda, according to a new study.
That does it! I'm leaving!
But you needn’t fret, astronomers say — it won’t happen for about 4.5 billion years.
You mean I have time to pack?
The research noted that Andromeda’s size, significantly larger than the Milky Way, likely makes it a “cannibalistic” neighbor, swallowing up more galaxies in its past than it was previously given credit for.
A rogue galaxy? What will they come up with next?
“The Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda in about four billion years. So knowing what kind of a monster our galaxy is up against is useful in finding out the Milky Way’s ultimate fate,” said Australian National University researcher Dougal Mackey in a statement.

“Andromeda has a much bigger and more complex stellar halo than the Milky Way, which indicates that it has cannibalized many more galaxies, possibly larger ones,” Mackey added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now look at what your carbon emissions have done!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/04/2019 1:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Eddorians are coming!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 1:27 Comments || Top||

#3  No time to get cocky, Andromedans!
Prepare to encounter Mohammedans,
Who'll seize this occasion
Of friendly persuasion
To flaunt their particular competence.
Posted by: Speasing Gray9542 || 10/04/2019 2:59 Comments || Top||

#4  WE need to nuke Andromeda now!
Posted by: Frank G || 10/04/2019 6:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Somewhere btwn AOC's 12 years and Adromedia's 4.5 billion year estimate lies the truth.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/04/2019 7:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Our suns life cycle will play out before then and become a red giant consuming earth in the process, so we have just a few billion years left regardless.
Posted by: Jack Phase7655 || 10/04/2019 8:16 Comments || Top||

#7  a new study

????

Back in the real old days, before PCs and with phones tied to the wall, some nerds took up amateur astronomy to engage themselves. This was know over a half century ago among that brand of nerdism.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/04/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Does this mean we'll get lots of hot green alien chicks?
Posted by: Raj || 10/04/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#9  It's been known for many years. It's now being used as another hysteria starter. It'll be about 4 billion years. Humans will be long gone.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/04/2019 13:04 Comments || Top||

#10  Slow day for the Science Editor's desk so they ran this article? Next they will tell us the "oceans have water" and are "wet"...
Posted by: magpie || 10/04/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||

#11  Greta Thunberg, Our lady of the Sightless Urge will save us.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/04/2019 14:44 Comments || Top||

#12  Milky Way on collision course with Zagnut. Or is it Payday?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/04/2019 16:47 Comments || Top||


A nice free sat view of the Middle East
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Posted by: 3dc || 10/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  SCARY detail!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/04/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#2  One would assume Imam Khomeini Blvd would a dead-end approaching a cul-de-sac
Posted by: Frank G || 10/04/2019 11:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Thanks, 3dc. I was trying to get some idea of the topography of the Idlib Front in Syria and was looking for something like this.
Posted by: magpie || 10/04/2019 16:10 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
1.4 Million More Americans Than Last Year Have Concealed Carry Permits, Report Says"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 18:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's a start.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/04/2019 18:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't believe in permits.

If I need to shoot a varmint, I will try to pick up the hot cartridges and run, like these people belowdid. I am afraid the left will publish my address in the left wing media like they did a few times to others during the Obama Hussein regime years.

Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/04/2019 19:34 Comments || Top||


Cause & Effect
h/t Gates of Vienna
[CampusReform] The University of Mississippi professor who tweeted "MAGA teens are modern day Hitlerjugend" and U.S. "senators don’t deserve your civility" has been elected to the UM Chancellor’s standing Academic Freedom & Faculty Responsibility committee.

James Thomas, associate professor of sociology, tweeted in September that he was elected chair of the committee, which takes up issues regarding faculty employment. The university's website lists Thomas' name among the members of the committee.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/04/2019 02:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When colleges start getting shut down, remember they're going to blame anti-intellectualism. Why? They already demonstrate they have none. State universities and colleges need to go back to being the old A&M model, then agricultural and mechanical, now, application and medical. Leave the arts and hysterics to private funding.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/04/2019 8:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Been there.
Hate'em, can't wait.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/04/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

#3  https://socanth.olemiss.edu/james-thomas/
Race industry windbag and "Google scholar" bio...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/04/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||



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