Been there, done that (adjusted for changing times and demography). My mom once drove us kids through an unattended gate and down a wide, empty street lined with... warehouses, like. And then there was water on one side, and... submarines! Cool! Not a soul in sight, as we remembered it. She must've been shittin' a brick (sorry, Mom), but she calmly turned around at the end of the pier and drove back out to the now-manned gate. Bemused faces, worried faces, angry faces. Jeeps rolling up. Cool! Mom got an earful, Pop got an earful, etc. Lord knows what happened to the poor guys we "tiger teamed."
Dude was shot a year ago outside of a topless bar. This could have been a road rage incident, drug deal gone wrong, a hit, or the guy that shot him a year ago who is out on bail could have finished what they started a year ago.
At least two people have been unprecedentedly charged with violating the anti-mask emergency law. Their cases will be heard at the Eastern Magistracy on Monday morning - despite it being a public holiday.
[PJMedia] If European Union leaders thought there would be any flagging or hesitation from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when the Brexit deadline loomed, they were sadly mistaken.
Johnson penned an op-ed in The Sun and The Daily Express that explicitly threatened a British exit from the EU with or without a formal agreement by October 31.
"After decades of campaigning, three years of arguments and seemingly endless months of pointless delay, it is now just 25 days until the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union comes to an end. We will be packing our bags and walking out on October 31. The only question is whether Brussels cheerily waves us off with a mutually agreeable deal, or whether we will be forced to head off on our own," he wrote.
The EU is perfectly aware of Johnson's political troubles -- both in his own party and with the opposition. But Johnson's threat should now impress on the EU the seriousness of the situation. Part of the calculus used by the EU was always that the Brits would get cold feet and keep delaying their exit until a change in political leadership brought them back to their senses.
That's not going to happen now. No court will grant Brexit opponents a stay. It's too late for a referendum. Johnson is pulling out on the 31st, end of story.
Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel this weekend to expose the deep state: forces he said are driving the effort by Democrats to proceed with impeachment against the president.
Excerpts "The attempt at impeachment is best understood as a legislative coup against a democratically elected president, and the radical leftists in Congress are working arm-in-arm with the deep state saboteurs and their allies in the media in order to try to effectuate this illegal coup," Miller said.
"The deep state is a collection of permanent bureaucrats enmeshed inside the federal government who can’t be fired or removed ‐ at least historically, have not been able to be ‐ because of misguided civil service laws. They believe they know better than you, and your listeners, and the voters how the country ought to be run. At this moment in time, the deep state has a knife aimed at the heart of American democracy.."
Fixed. Sometimes when a video/audio thingy doesn’t show up like that, all a moderator needs to do is open the article as if to edit, then close it without changing anything. It was so in this case — I’ve no idea why. Rantburg’s code is all homemade, so very occasionally it’s a little quirky.
[DAWN] A 12-year-old boy who had been missing for a couple of days was found murdered in a Gulshan-e-Maymar area on Saturday morning, officials said. Natural Causes in the Land Of The Pure
They added that the decomposed body of the victim with torture marks was found in bushes on the outskirts of the city.
Area police said the body was recovered by relatives who had been searching for him for the last two to three days. The corpse was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Police surgeon Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi said that the body was decomposed and it appeared to be around two to three days old. The boy was hit on the head with a hard and blunt weapon. He was also strangulated with an aizarband (string) and stabbed in the abdomen. .
Additional police surgeon of the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr Saleem Sheikh told Dawn that the boy was raped before being murdered.
Malir SSP Ali Raza said the boy had been missing from Khamiso Goth .
Just in case you're wondering about the frailty of the poor lad's neck, an aizarband is a braided cord of string that goes in the loop in your salwaar (muslim jammies). You tie it in front o' you, and untie it to drop yore jammies. Convenient for rapacious rapers.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to stand for re-election in November polls as the politically influential Rajapakse family nominated two candidates by final registration Sunday.
Sirisena’s name was not on a list of 41 candidates who paid deposits by Sunday’s noon deadline to contest the November 16 presidential poll, according to Election Commission records.
It means Sirisena will leave office the day after the election, cutting short his five-year term by 52 days.
A front man for Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) confirmed he was not seeking re-election.
Sirisena caused a constitutional crisis last year when he sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former president Mahinder Rajapakse.
The Supreme Court later ruled against Sirisena’s action and reinstated Wickremesinghe.
Two of Rajapakse’s brothers -- younger sibling Gotabhaya and elder Chamal -- have paid deposits to be candidates and challenge Sajith Premadasa, the deputy leader of Wickremesinghe’s United National Party.
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.