[Breitbart] Gunmen attacked a National Geographic journalist during an interview with a drug dealer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. After the shooting, authorities escorted the journalist and his team from the drug den to an international bridge where U.S. consular officials helped them cross the border into El Paso, Texas.
Information released by the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office revealed that the shooting took place Friday night in the Villa de Olivos neighborhood while the journalist from National Geographic carried out an interview in a drug den or "picadero." During the attack, the journalist sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. The drug dealer being interviewed died from multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities responded to the scene of the attack and rushed the wounded journalist to a local hospital. Others provided security to three other members of the film crew.
State officials did not identify the criminal organization behind the attack.
According to El Diario de Juarez, the journalists had previously been to the headquarters of the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office for an interview on drug trafficking. The crew did not alert authorities about their planned trip to the drug den where the shooting took place. Just months before, two drug traffickers died during a shooting in that same drug den.
[NYT] A witness who delivered key testimony in the trial of Amber Guyger ‐ the white former Dallas police officer convicted this past week in the murder of an unarmed black man, Botham Jean ‐ was fatally shot on Friday night, a lawyer for Mr. Jean’s family said.
The witness, Joshua Brown, 28, who lived in the same apartment complex as Ms. Guyger and Mr. Jean, was shot several times by an unknown assailant, Lee Merritt, the family’s lawyer, said on Twitter Saturday night.
Mr. Brown’s death occurred just two days after a Dallas County jury sentenced Ms. Guyger to 10 years in prison, well short of the maximum 99 years that she could have received in the killing of Mr. Jean, a 26-year-old immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia.
The sentence angered Mr. Jean’s family members and social justice advocates, who said it was another example of failing to hold white police officers like Ms. Guyger accountable for their actions.
Door was supposedly shoddily installed such that the doorknob lock would sometimes "catch," sometimes not. Got no brief for the shooter, who sounds like a mess, but I can see how finding "her" door in that completely anomalous sliding-right-open state would "weird up" the situation more, and faster, than simply finding it unlocked. Latter prompts at least a flicker of self-doubt and a review of plausible explanations; former's just plain weird, and would perk my lotus-land-living self right up.
Whether she even noticed that or not, if she walked in on the phone and then freaked, what an instacarnival of surrealism that must've been for the victim. Hello, sweet meteor of dumbass!
Live in a suburb of Dallas. Fortunate enough to be friends with a detective there. This whole case was one giant mess for DPD,the DA and the defendant. At this point I'm not surprised of this article.
[NYPOST] Four homeless men were found beaten to death in Chinatown early Saturday and a fifth was critically injured in a terrifying Lower Manhattan rampage, police said.
Sources identified the alleged killer to The Post as Rodriguez "Randy" Santos, who has 14 past arrests ‐ including an assault charge from May.
Is he here legally? Are the dead guys?
The homicidal spree came to light as cops responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress on Bowery Street near Doyers Street in Chinatown at about 1:50 a.m. and found two homeless men with head trauma, cops said.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene, the other victim, 49, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital at death's door, authorities said.
Police searching the area then discovered three other victims around the corner on East Broadway, all with head trauma, authorities said.
The three were pronounced dead on the scene.
Two of those victims were found in front of a store on East Broadway, and the third was discovered across the street.
That’s when cops spotted the alleged killer ‐ who was holding a three-foot-long, blood-covered metal object that appeared to be from a construction site, a source told The Post.
The tight-lipped 24-year-old was taken into custody at the scene, police said.
Courtesy of Besoeker, NBC reports the killer is also homeless.
[DAWN] A teenage boy got trapped in a lift of Mayo Hospital and died of serious head injuries on Friday.
Identified as Fahad, 14, the boy was an attendant of his father, Muhammad Zahid, who was under treatment on the first floor of the 40-room Albert Victor Hospital (AVH) of the teaching institute.
The incident occurred in a lift installed in 1974 for the exclusive use of patients. The lift operator was absent when the boy got trapped and the hospital administration suspended him from service.
An official said that Fahad was going to the first floor of the building at 11:40am to see his father when he popped his head out of a window in the 45-year-old lift. His head got stuck in the space between the lift structure and the window’s grill and hit the floor of the first storey where the lift stopped.
On hearing the cries of the boy, the lift operator rushed to the spot, pulled down the elevator manually with a rope and recovered him with severe head injuries. Other staff on duty and doctors also reached there and rushed the boy to the coronary care unit from where he was shifted to the emergency unit, but he died during treatment, the official said.
He said according to the preliminary report, Fahad’s death occurred due to a neck fracture he suffered when his head got stuck. His parents fainted as soon as they found out about the sudden death of their child and the doctors provided them emergency care.
The official claimed that though the lift was 45 years old, but was safe. He said the window was created as an emergency exit to avoid suffocation in case the lift developed a fault and stopped working while moving.
Senior officials of the health department and police also reached the spot besides top admin officials of the hospital to investigate the incident. The Mayo chief executive officer said that according to initial inquiries it appeared to be an accident.
[DAWN] Multan ...Home of the Multan Sultans... police on Saturday apprehended Mohammad Arif, an absconding brother of slain social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, with the help of Interpol, police officials said.
SHO Mahar Bashir Hiraj told DawnNewsTV that Arif has been handed over to Muzaffarabad cop shoppe in Multan.
Arif had been declared an absconder in the murder case of Baloch, who had been strangled to death on July 15, 2016.
A day after the murder, another brother of Baloch, Mohammad Waseem, had admitted before the police that he had killed Qandeel because she "brought dishonour to the Baloch name" with her risque videos and statements posted on social media.
He had also said that his sister had a "bad character" being a social media model and that he had "no guilt over killing her".
Furthermore, Waseem had told the court his brother Mohammad Arif, who was in Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... at the time, had asked him to kill Qandeel as he (Arif) felt ashamed due to her conduct. Arif had directed Waseem to flee to Saudi Arabia after killing Baloch.
A trial court, on September 27, had sentenced Waseem to life in prison, but acquitted five others, including a third brother, Aslam Shaheen, named in the case lodged by Baloch's parents.
Waseem will serve out his sentence in Multan's Central Jail. Arif has yet to be charged by a court for his alleged involvement in the case.
[Jpost] Young girls in Iraq are being sold into so-called 'pleasure marriages' that can last as little as an hour for the purposes of sex, the BBC reported.
The girls are typically offered by Shi'ite holy mans, despite the practice being banned. As many as 10 holy mans agreed to carry out such an arrangement when asked.
This custom is permitted by Sharia law, one of the holy mans said, adding that marrying such a maiden of tender years temporarily is acceptable.
According to the BBC, the girls are often exploited, with one of them not being able to remember how many times she was 'married.'
While the practice was banned under the Sunni regime of Saddam Hussein, it resurfaced back in 2003 after the invasion of Iraq, which helped increase the power and influence of Shi'ite holy mans.
The war and ensuing violence also caused many young women to drop out of school to work and support sick parents or siblings who were maimed. With some of them not being able to read and write, their options are limited and they are easily exploited by men who offer them such 'marriages.' The contract the woman gets from the holy man has an expiration date on it, yet a person who can't read would not be able to know this.
The authorities said they have very few options to work with unless the girl complains to the police. "If women don't go to the police with their complaints against holy mans, it's difficult for the authorities to act," they told the BBC.
In some cases, the holy mans who officiate the marriages become de-facto pimps, take pictures of the girls and offer them to men.
And they sometimes agree to arrange for a man a child who is only 9 years old, the report claimed.
[KMOV4News] ...According to the study:
48 percent of women said their burnout/stress is so extreme that it keeps them up at night
49 percent of women said that a "work-life balance is a myth"
67 percent of Generation Z women (born after 1995) said "The way things are going, I don't know how I'm going to cope with the stress if it continues at this pace"
81 percent of women say society glorifies being busy Maybe, just maybe, feminists don't really represent that women want?
"Burnout" is an official medical diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization.
Interesting word, especially coming from medical experts. Implicit is exhaustion; annihilation of internal resources; unfit and unable to continue functioning...
How many of these women are single I wonder. A single lady would have more troubles than someone with a steady companion. Men and women are really no different in that regard. You have someone to look forward to seeing, someone to relax your heartbeat with their voice - you get by.
All this stress is not because of work or demands of society, those were always there. It's because of the absence of love. What passes for love in most career conscious people is a plastic conformity to accommodate vanities of a sexual partner at best, and grudging territoriality with wanton adultery at worst.
49 percent of women said that a "work-life balance is a myth"
The other 51 percent are suffering from denial. Their genetic blueprint does not generally include prolonged 'hunter-gatherer' tasks. It denies biological imperatives. The "work-life myth" began some 100 years ago. It continues to be a popular myth and has formed the basis of gender confusion and other dysfunctions.
Feminism has plenty of villains, and most of their fellow feminists don't condemn them, which hypocrisy is not lost on anti-feminists. It's one of the reasons we're anti-feminists. You *created* us, just like a Batman villain. Embarassingly, I was pro-feminist when I was a teen and early twenties. Worst decision of my life. I respected the shit out of women. I didn't want them to feel uncomfortable around me. Women repaid me by letting me keep my virginity. Can you imagine being in a room full of college students, drinking and doing drugs and laughing together, and being the only one who didn't know what sex was like? It was horribly humiliating, again and again. I felt so worthless I wanted to kill myself. And it was all because I listened to feminists.
"No woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children...because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one."
-- French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, who groomed high school girls for Jean-Paul Sartre to sexually abuse
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
10/06/2019 3:59 Comments ||
Can you imagine being in a room full of college students, drinking and doing drugs and laughing together, and being the only one who didn't know what sex was like?
Besoeker, IMO it's 50% - I know some good scientists/mathematicians and some good STEM teachers who are women (they just don't seem to be able to get the positions nowadays). And I assume it's the same for business, military, police, etc... And, of course, there are always an AOC or two who're too dumb to know they're making hash of their work.
Gee, before the femnazi started their campaign to end Western Civilization did they ever take a look at men to see how many of them were stressed and burned out or did they just confined themselves to the 'successful' strata they envied?
Well, P2k, according to studies I've seen recently there is a decided dearth of "good" men, at least for certain definitions of good. The used definition is basically confined to that "successful" strata. So, no they never took a look at men in such a way.
No it isn’t. It’s just that one has to choose what to give up, because no one, male or female, can have it all. My mother, a brilliant occupational therapist (a branch of physical therapy concentrating on fine motor skills rather than gross motor skills, ie. use of fingers and hands rather than arms and legs), chose career and children, giving up social life and formal regular exercise. Having watched her, I ended up choosing children, social life, and exercise, giving up career. And Mr. Wife concentrated on career, leaving me to manage the family, home front, and much of our social life until I got sick, at which point we both concentrated on making sure the children and home front were handled — me by getting a cleaning lady and stocking up on frozen foods instead of cooking, he by cutting back on the work front and giving up pushing for the next promotion.
Can you imagine being in a room full of college students, drinking and doing drugs and laughing together, and being the only one who didn't know what sex was like?
I’m sorry your youth was blighted by believing the liars among your acquaintance, Herb. I was a college girl, back in the wild late 1970s, and I guarantee that even at graduation at least a quarter of those college students had never got past second base.
As it happens, my mother’s master’s thesis and first dissertation topics were around the subject of health and sex education around the world, so I was surrounded by the subject throughout my childhood. Truly, Herb, you were lied to by the advertising industry, the fiction and non-fiction publishing industry, and a great many boasting drunkards. And really, those Penthouse Letters were mostly invented out of whole cloth, thank goodness. not things everyone but you were doing. I mean ugh! If lots of people were really doing that, an entire generation of heterosexual men would be dead of AIDS and everything else, and their womenfolk along with them.
New state, new city. Homeroom, first day of HS (for me, that is; I was late for the term due to bureaucratic screw-up). Kid in front of me twisted around, jumped out of his seat, and addressed me, ghetto loud and ghetto clear: "My Name, you had [anatomy]?" And there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. I wasn't scared, just petrified. If he'd done something comprehensible like attack me, I could've coped. As it was, I just sat there staring a beseeching stare meant to convey, "Dude, what the hell is wrong with you?" To my credit, I don't think I actually gaped, and it didn't occur to me to talk shit about such a monumentally serious matter, so I just sat there hoping he'd change the subject or go away. We repeated the exchange two or three more times, word for word and look for look. Eventually he lost interest, the clock started ticking again, and other hijinks ensued. But I guess the moment made an impression.
Decades later, I stumbled across a story about his dad (who turned out to be a minor public figure and major rascal) losing an appeal or going to jail or something, and googled my old pal. Drug case in another state. Suggestion of previous trouble. Some prison. Now, this kid wasn't the first "minority" in the school or anything -- far from it -- and his "minority" was riding pretty high then, and moreso since. He undoubtedly was, as I assumed at the time, better connected, more socially adroit, and thicker-skinned than me, but I can't help wondering... There he was, clear across town from where he'd grown up, at least as out of his element as I was. Being a sociable person, he rolled out a perfectly ordinary conversational gambit... only to be dealt the cut direct by a big weird white boy. Shame, anger, self-destructive impulses ensue. Could that fatal moment have been the beginning of his downhill slide? Okay, no. Duh. But I wish I'd handled it better. "Hell, yes! I got more tail than a g-dd-mn pet shop! Course it's mostly from your sister and your momma. Yeah, they say they like me much better than you." And so forth. Or maybe not. Probably would've wound up in a crackhouse myself.
[The Hill] Planned Parenthood announced the opening of a new 18,000 square-foot clinic in southern Illinois on Wednesday after more than a year of secretly building the facility.
The new clinic in Illinois is just 13 miles from Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic, located in St. Louis.
CBS News reports that Planned Parenthood used a shell company to build the massive facility, leaving no sign as to who was behind the operation.
Colleen McNicholas, chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, told the news outlet that the facility was built secretively to avoid protestors and possible delays in construction.
"We were really intentional and thoughtful about making sure that we were able to complete this project as expeditiously as possible because we saw the writing on the wall ‐ patients need better access, so we wanted to get it open as quickly as we could," McNicholas said.
CBS News reports it first visited the facility in August while it was under construction. The completion of the project comes as Missouri’s last abortion clinic is locked in a legal battle after the state’s health department refused to renew its license.
A law passed earlier this year in Missouri would ban abortions in the state after eight weeks, one of the most restrictive measures nationwide. A federal judge in August temporarily blocked the law.
CBS News notes that as several states have enacted more restrictive abortion laws, Illinois is trending in the other direction by expanding abortion access and loosening restrictions. The state earlier this year passed the Reproductive Health Act, which establishes access to abortion as a fundamental right.
The new Illinois facility is expected to start taking patients later this month. McNicholas said she expects an influx of patients coming to the new clinic from Missouri.
A single facility is much easier to inspect for safety, hygiene, and separate but unequal treatment by race than myriads of them, and it was, one assumes, built with private funds rather than taxes from the unwilling.
A solid point, gentlemen. But should that protection be removed, the inspections — and law suits — will be more easily accomplished, as well as victims and/or their families finding each other to compare notes. Creating a central node also creates a weak point.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) ‐ The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits.
Athletic director Jeff Long said Friday night "we expected a clean version of the show."
The Jayhawks instead got an R-rated performance for their annual basketball kickoff and another big headache as they deal with a high-level NCAA infractions case tied to recruiting.
"We made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show," Long said in a statement. "I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended.
"We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening."
Kansas has been putting on Late Night for 35 years, but what began as a scrimmage to celebrate the start of basketball practices has turned into a night of skits, music and entertainment.
That’s included big-name rappers in recent years, such as Tech N9ne, Lil Yaghty and 2 Chainz.
...Yeah, sounds like a bunch of family-friendly performers in the past.
And all kidding aside, they better not blame SD for any of this. He's not my cup of tea, but what you see with him is exactly what you get. Anybody who thought they were getting a 'clean' version of anything had no idea what they were doing.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
10/06/2019 6:40 Comments ||
Family oriented and academia are not two concepts I'd generally put together.
[IsraelTimes] White House continues to move away from family-based immigration system as it works to limit immigrant access to public programs.
Immigrants colonists applying for US visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by US President Donald Trump ...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election... The new rule applies to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad ‐ not those in the US already. It does not affect lawful permanent residents. It does not apply to asylum seekers, refugees or children.
But it would apply to the spouses and parents of US citizens. That could have an impact on families who are trying to bring their parents to the US.
The proclamation says immigrants colonists will be barred from entering the country unless they are to be covered by health insurance within 30 days of entering or have enough financial resources to pay for any medical costs. The measure will be effective November 3.
The Trump administration is trying to move away from a family-based immigration system and into a merit-based system, and Friday’s proclamation is another effort to limit immigrant access to public programs.
The Trump administration earlier this year made sweeping changes to regulations that would deny green cards to immigrants colonists who use some forms of public assistance. The White House also directed officials to recover income-based welfare payments from sponsors, and proposed a rule requiring verification of immigration status for anyone seeking access to public housing benefits.
The required insurance can be purchased individually or provided by an employer, and it can be short-term coverage or catastrophic.
Medicaid doesn’t count. And an immigrant will not be able to obtain a visa if using the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies when buying insurance. Those subsidies are paid for by the federal government.
"While lawful immigrants colonists qualify for ACA subsidies, they’ll be stuck in a catch-22 because subsidized coverage does not qualify as insurance under the proclamation," tweeted Larry Leavitt, executive vice president for health policy at Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care policy think tank.
The White House said in a statement that too many non-citizens were taking advantage of the country’s "generous public health programs," and said immigrants colonists contribute to the problem of "uncompensated health care costs."
According to the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan immigration think tank, 57 percent of US immigrants colonists had private health insurance in 2017, compared with 69% of US-born, and 30% had public health insurance coverage, compared with 36 percent of native-born.
The uninsured rate for immigrants colonists dropped from 32% to 20% from 2013 to 2017, since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to Migration Policy.
There are about 1.1 million people who obtain green cards each year.
"This new attempt at an immigration ban is as shameless as it is stunning," tweeted Doug Rand, a former B.O. regime official who is the co-founder of Boundless Immigration. "It will be chaotic to implement and guaranteed to separate US citizens from their legal immigrant spouses and other close relatives."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.