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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Intelligence agent arrested for spilling secrets to journalists
[NY Post] The feds busted a Defense Intelligence Agency worker Wednesday for leaking classified national defense information to two journalists in 2018 and 2019 ‐ one of whom he was
shacking up with.

Henry Kyle Frese, 30, a counterintelligence analyst from Alexandria, Virginia, who had a Top Secret security clearance, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of willful transmission of national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it.

"Frese was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, who cited ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions vow to pursue leakers as the motivation for the probe.

According to court documents, between mid-April and early May 2018, Frese took classified intelligence reports, some of which were unrelated to his job duties, and using his cellphone gave top secret information about a foreign country's weapons systems to an unnamed journalist.
Just a little treason for nookie, amirite?
Frese and the journalist had the same residential address for a year starting in August 2017, and, based on Frese's social media pages, "it appears that they were involved in a romantic relationship for some or all of that period of time," the feds said in a statement.

The release of the unspecified secrets could be "expected to cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security of the United States," they said, declining to elaborate.

The first journalist then asked Frese if he would be willing to help another journalist who was her colleague. The names of the journalists and the news organizations they worked for were not revealed.

"Frese stated that he was ‘down' to help Journalist 2 if it helped Journalist 1 because he wanted to see Journalist 1 ‘progress,' the statement said.

The first journalist would ask Frese for certain information for articles she was writing for an unnamed publication, and she published at least eight articles that were allegedly based on classified information.

The second journalist also published articles based on the information
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2019 14:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Can't the so-called whistle blowers be subject to the same law ? After all they did publicize for personal reasons, the foreign policy chatter between heads of state.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/09/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Per AOSHQ: Dude is a liberal never-trumper. Journolister #1 is "amanda_m_macias, a CNBC national security reporter. The affiliated news organization is NBC News"

He provided info "leaking to her details he knew from US intelligence about China's deployment of a missile system in the Spratly Islands.

This fits the details about leaking information about another nation's weapons systems."

Burn his ass
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2019 15:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee, can we do that here?
Oh, wait...
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 16:22 Comments || Top||

Arrest Made in Death of Amber Guyger Trial Witness
[Breitbart] An arrest has been made in the murder of Amber Guyger witness Joshua Brown.

Brown testified in the trial that resulted in the conviction of Guyger, the former Dallas Police Officer who is now in prison for the murder of Botham Jean.

USA Today reported that Brown was found "shot to death" in a parking lot Friday, and NBC News reports that a suspect in Brown’s death was arrested today.

The suspect, 20-year-old Jacquerious Mitchell, says Brown was allegedly killed as a result of an altercation in a drug deal gone bad. Mitchell claims 22-year-old Thaddeous Green shot Brown, fatally wounding him.

Police suspect a third man, 32-year-old Michael Mitchell, was the getaway driver after the alleged shooting.

Green and Mitchell are still on the run and police consider both to be "armed and dangerous."

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, together with a number of community leaders, "had called for an independent investigation into Brown’s death and the Dallas police department" prior to today’s arrest. There is no word yet on whether the independent investigation will still be sought.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/09/2019 00:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Well, that didn't turn out the way the cop-haters and race-baiters wanted
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Hmm... what did swksvolFF say yesterday about 'the age of Jacqerious' ?

Green shot Brown in black on black serious,
colors finally forgat in the fuss deleterious;
what's good for the gander was good for the geese,
a .380 in the noggin or a .45 breeze.

Chance jurists for woes of erstwhile angus,
repeat their demands all a'parlous and jangus.
Oh t'see fair people hanged quite anxious -
they await the Age of Papa Jacquarius.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/09/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Sometimes, the "usual suspects" are.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/09/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Heh. Again I say, heh. Off the pile...

Rocktavious P. of the Stones
Shot Heliogabalous Jones.
They now split a kingdom
(the G only winged 'im)
And sit upon stainless steel thrones.
Posted by: Jomomp Gluper2846 || 10/09/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

Florida man accused of enticing alligator to bite him, pouring beer in its mouth
[NEWS-PRESS] A Hobe Sound man is accused of enticing an alligator to bite his arm and pouring beer into the reptile's mouth after his friend caught the animal.

Timothy Kepke, 27, of the 6200 block of Southeast Croton Place in Hobe Sound and Noah Osborne, 22, of the 3000 block of South Kanner Highway in Stuart were both arrested Oct. 3 on one felony charge each of unlawfully taking an alligator.

In August, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission got a complaint about Kepke holding an alligator and enticing the reptile to bite his right forearm and then pouring beer in the animal's mouth, according to a FWC report.

After the beer is poured, the alligator aggressively reacts. The interaction was filmed, records show. A request for the video was not fulfilled Monday.

Officers said on Sept. 17 they went to Kepke's home, where Kepke told them he was the person in the video.

Kepke told officers Osborne caught the reptile with his bare hands along Ranchwood Street in Palm City about 10 p.m. Aug. 26. After Osborne caught the alligator, Kepke told officers he enticed it to bite him and then poured beer into its mouth.

The pair then released the gator alive, Kepke told officers.

Kepke also told officers he had a couple of beers, but wasn't drunk when the incident happened.
Most people couldn't do something that stoopid cold sober.
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As long as the alligator reached home safely, what's the hassle ? Maybe his wife called the Fishy Wild Commission to complain.

"Mmmff... this yokel done gone got drunk agin, ayuh ! Why kin't you reign in thet Florida Man o' yours ? Keep 'im away from my Paulie ?!"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/09/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||

#2  If the beer was Bud, I don't blame the alligator for biting.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Ronan Farrow Claims Hillary Clinton Pressured Him to Kill Weinstein Story
[Breitbart] One of the many news-making revelations in Ronan Farrow’s upcoming book, Catch and Kill, is that he received pressure from Hillary Clinton to back off his reporting on Harvey Weinstein.

The far-left Hollywood Reporter, which received an advanced copy of the book, naturally buried this bombshell under no fewer than 20 paragraphs and a headline that says nothing about Madame Clinton.

What we also learn is that while Weinstein’s move to leverage his relationship with Hillary Clinton was successful in putting pressure on Farrow, Weinstein was not able to leverage his relationship with filmmaker Woody Allen (Weinstein financed and produced a number of Allen’s films) to help him with Farrow.

Allen, who is Farrow’s father
(suuuuure he is),
reportedly told the soon-to-be-disgraced mogul, "Jeez, I’m so sorry. Good luck."

Here’s the relevant Hollywood Reporter excerpt (emphasis mine):
Weinstein also attempted to leverage his long-term relationship with Hillary Clinton to pressure Farrow, he writes. In summer 2017, while Farrow was trying to lock down an interview with Clinton for his foreign policy book ‐ while also still working on the Weinstein story ‐ he received a call from Clinton’s publicist, Nick Merrill, who told him that the "big story" Farrow was working on was a "concern for us." Then, in September 2017, according to an email cited in the book, Weinstein wrote to Deborah Turness, the ex-president of NBC News who now runs NBC News International, to propose a docuseries on Clinton. "Your Hillary doc series sounds absolutely stunning," Turness responded.

Weinstein’s tentacles even stretched to Farrow’s own estranged father. Days before the Times story broke, Weinstein is said to have called Allen on a film set in Central Park, soliciting advice about how to deal with his son. Allen declined: "Jeez, I’m so sorry. Good luck."

Please note that Merrill is Hillary’s longtime publicist. He works for her, and it seems unlikely he would do such a thing without her instructions. What’s more, as of now, Merrill has not denied the reporting.

To understand just how awful Hillary’s behavior is here, you have to keep in mind the context of the time, of what was happening in 2017.

To begin with, as Breitbart News reported in December 2017, there are credible reports Hillary Clinton had known about Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct and abuse going back to her failed 2016 presidential campaign.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2019 14:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6550 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So why wasn't this report squashed after Hillary's coronation? Wasn't that the plan?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/09/2019 17:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course she did. Look at the facts, her inner circle. Her husband was on the plane Weiner was a peodo, and these seems to be info that her and Umdine, weiners wife, were there. Which leaver her as one of two things. A pedophile or a facilitator.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/09/2019 18:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Or a passive exploitation watcher, Pan.
She may be an AP, S&M.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 19:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Now *that* really is romantic.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2019 21:36 Comments || Top||

Transgendeer: Hunter catches 'deer of a lifetime' which turns out to be a rare antlered doe
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6574 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But did she like the other does, or was she in transition and liking males?

So confused....
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/09/2019 13:49 Comments || Top||

#2  What does she do?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 16:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Horny either way...or both ways...I'm confussd too!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||

#4  It's like some people have 6 fingers - nothing to do with gender.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 16:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Actually this was an intersectional moment: Ze is transpecies, too. Call zit Caitlyn.
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 21:16 Comments || Top||

Grizzly Bear Attack in Montana Stopped with 9mm Pistols (graphic wounds depicted)
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- ‐ On 16 September 2019, Chris Gregersen and Donivan Cambell were bow hunting elk in Montana, in the Gravelly Mountains, when they were attacked by a grizzly bear. They had gone out for an afternoon hunt, and had hunted up steep drainage, climbed the opposite slope, and had been calling for elk on the opposite side of the ridge with a bugle call.

They were returning to their truck and camp. They stopped calling on the top of the ridge, crested the ridge, and were on a steep downward slope, moving toward the creek at the bottom, on an old game trail. There was no cell service in the area.

The weather was clear, in the 50s, with a slight breeze. It was 6:30 p.m. The sun was low in the sky. They wanted to get back before dark.

In addition to their archery equipment, both men had 9 mm pistols. Chris Gregersen had a Glock 43. Donivan Campbell had a Sig Sauer P320. Both guns were loaded with full metal jacketed (FMJ) cartridges.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6547 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When you are what's on dinner for tonight....
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/09/2019 2:01 Comments || Top||

#2  That's quite the puncture wound. Big enough for the surgeon to put his hand inside it.
Glad he survived.
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 2:29 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 2:46 Comments || Top||

#4  357 magnum is a better carry choice in the bear woods. And there are plenty of firearms chambered for it.

Posted by: no mo uro || 10/09/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Having been chased out of the woods by a bear, I maintain the best bear gun is 40mm.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/09/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Mercutio, I like your style. I'd have to settle for a lesser caliber though, nowadays. A .460 S&W would do, if a .50 BMG wasn't handy (and they hardly ever are handy).
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/09/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Mercutio, I like your style. I'd have to settle for a lesser caliber though, nowadays. A .460 S&W would do, if a .50 BMG wasn't handy (and they hardly ever are handy). Big hole in that guy's leg.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/09/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Would a very load flash bang type device not also work?

Maybe why .44 is good. Even if it misses the bear will know you fired it.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/09/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#9  Would a very load flash bang type device not also work?

It would. You would neither see or hear what the bear is doing to you.

I was watching a bear chow down on some elk when some damned fool approached it with one of them air horns. Didn't bother the bear at all until the fool got too close for good table manners. The bear, already full and gone back for thirds, jogged off.

A full, happy, content, Brown Bear. Not sure what pissed off/hungry/mama bear would have handled that meat stick. Maybe the guy grazed it, maybe bear finished his Dicapprio fantasy. Rear side of a Grizzly doesn't present much of a critical target other than balls and butt hole, and if you are like me hitting bullseyes at the range when that is the only activity I had planned that day is chore enough.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 15:21 Comments || Top||

#10  10mm ballistics are pretty close to 41 magnum. I'm a fan. Deemed lethal enough for legally hunting black bear, but I wouldn't trust in grizzly country. Those guys got real lucky taking one out with a couple of puny 9mms.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 10/09/2019 19:16 Comments || Top||

#11  See, this is why what you really need is a Howdah pistol in .600 Nitro Express.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/09/2019 20:46 Comments || Top||

#12  and a new wrist after firing it
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2019 22:59 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Teen girls WHIPPED in Hindu ritual believed to cure illnesses & ward off evil spirits (VIDEO)
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 10:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6530 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ha ! Kamala Harris' mommy is from these people. Good for her she studied and settled over there, or the Gopalan sisters would be doing this right now.

Come to think of it, she will be in 2020...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/09/2019 15:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like something you'd find on a free p**n channel.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/09/2019 16:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Or in Kenya.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 16:29 Comments || Top||

#4  The ritual is supposed to rid women and girls of evil spirits

So, does it work?
Asking for a friend
Posted by: SteveS || 10/09/2019 16:37 Comments || Top||

#5  So what my mother used to beat the devil outta me regularly.
Posted by: jpal || 10/09/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Where's Muck4Doo? Maybe he can explain
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 21:15 Comments || Top||

Man determined to get a burger shoves climate protesters out of the way
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 02:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hate these fokkin people; all in your face confrontational and aggressive until shows them for the losers they are, then its all peace man, peace.

The act of actively, aggressively, physically blocking a public route is an act of violence in itself as much as a naval blockade of a port is an act of aggression even if it is mostly passive.

As soon as those agents blockading a place of business closed ranks to prevent passage, the throat punch should be allowed, as customer approach the path with the intention of getting a damn burger, while the agents approached the path with the intention of physical altercation.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 19:48 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Conservatives Just Won A MAJOR Battle Against Censorship, Judge Rules In FAVOR Of Conservative - Tim Pool
[YouTube] Devin Nunes wins first phase against Twitter for negligence over parody account. Issue is looking for general bias against conservatives during discovery.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/09/2019 10:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

Nearly 800,000 PG&E Customers Brace for Largest Power Shut-Off Ever
h/t Instapundit
Nearly 800,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers are preparing for their power to be intentionally cut for what could be the largest deliberate power shut-off in California’s history.

A Red Flag Warning is being issued over the next few days with strong winds expected to make the risk of wildfire extremely high.

The outages are expected to start as early as Wednesday at midnight and could last until mid-day on Thursday. They may affect millions of people living in 34 counties.
As long as coastal enclaves of the important people are not affected...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6535 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Like a third world nation.

Shitshow, Part 118.
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 2:33 Comments || Top||

#2  STDs Combine for Record High in U.S.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 2:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Lights out in 20 minutes -night all
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/09/2019 2:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Decivilization in action brought to you by the state religion of Gaia.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/09/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#5  remember, the state sued pg&e into bankruptcy after the last big fire; a fire caused by wires arcing into a stand of brush the state would not let the utility trim.
do not understand why that aspect was nit explored during the trial, but it sucks to be a californian right now ( not really, you vited for the idiots in government so too bad.) buy some candles.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/09/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Trying to make the illegals feel at home.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/09/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#7  A Red Flag Warning is being issued over the next few days with strong winds expected to make the risk of wildfire extremely high.

Guess all those wind turbines aren't doing the trick!
Posted by: Raj || 10/09/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#8  Convergence has arrived. Cali = Mexi.
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#9  Shutdowns are 'easy', reboots are not.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#11  The lawyers should sue the Santa Ana Winds! That will fix the problem. (/sarc)
Posted by: magpie || 10/09/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#12  Not the 21st century I was expecting. However...

Looking at the Big Picture, we owe these brave but stupid citizens of California our gratitude. Our Founders envisioned the individual states as little petri dishes where the citizens could test out various political, economic and social ideas.

Californians have asked themselves "What if we do some virtuous but stupid stuff that will eventually reduce the quality of our lives?".
"Gosh, I don't know."
"OK, then. Let's do it!"

tl;dr: Never go full California

Posted by: SteveS || 10/09/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#13  And when fires happen anyways on account of illegal campfires and/or underground pot farms, there will be no electricity to manage emergency maneuvers.

This is going to be stupid.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 12:40 Comments || Top||

#14  PG&E has been negligent for a long, long time in its maintenance of power lines and the towers that support them. From what I've heard, some of those towers are over 100 years old.

It was originally built in 1919. What failed on PG&E tower at heart of Camp Fire probe?

I mean, it's shameful that they have to take the precaution of shutting off the power but if they didn't and there was another fire like the Camp Fire it would be far worse. You can blame PG&E all you want and you are right to do so. But the California Public Utilities Commission must also accept its share of the blame and that, of course, goes back to the politicians who appoint CPUC commissioners.

In the more recently built parts of California cities, telephone and power lines are buried. Well, you know, those telephone poles and all those wires are unsightly. But in wilderness areas, especially where Santa Ana winds blow up to 60 mph and proper forest management has been set aside in deference to Gaia, burying power lines might be the way to go except for the fact that nobody wants to pay for it.

In the meantime, if you want to live out in the boondocks, you might have to accept some inconveniences.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/09/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||

#16  We are having friends from Auburn here soon. This includes a 90 year old woman and her daughter. Their power was shut down overnight. We are in Rocklin and still have power. Get used to it here in Democratworld. If it wasn't for my wife I would pack today!
Posted by: Sgt.D.T. || 10/09/2019 15:10 Comments || Top||

#17  What steps are people taking to keep their fridge and freezer food from spoiling?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 15:25 Comments || Top||

#18  generators
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||

#19  Should have bought stock in DuraMax.

Generator and gasoline storage tank is a couple dollars. They all get to write off that generator expense from their state taxes or get a credit on their utilities account?

No, I didn't say that with a straight face.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 15:55 Comments || Top||

#20  Oh I get it. Sacramento sends out air inspectors and hands out pollution fines.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 16:51 Comments || Top||

#21  tens of thousands of people have lost all their frozen and refrigerated food and been left in the dark because of decades of deferred maintenance and upgrades to main distribution system, much of which PGE massive cash flow has been used for bonuses and perks. Not a single present of former senior management official has been fired or had pensions revoked. Past infuriating!

Third world conditions as in one county, El Dorado, of which I have direct experience, severely restricted water and sewer use because of lack of power to pumping stations and treatment facilities. So basic services have been disrupted by design to avoid further lawsuit risks. Unbelievable, except, like Detroit, government by Democrats, so what can you expect
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/09/2019 17:45 Comments || Top||

#22  Mexifornia
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 21:07 Comments || Top||

Africa North
EU observers regret Tunisia ‘silent campaign’ ahead of vote
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An EU observer mission on Tuesday regretted the lack of campaigning for Tunisia’s presidential run-off between a candidate detained in prison and a rival who has called off his own canvassing for votes.

Business tycoon Nabil Karoui has been behind bars since late August - just before campaigning began for the first round - in a money laundering probe, but won through to the run-off on Sunday.

He will run against conservative law professor Kais Saied, who announced last Saturday that he would stop his campaign to keep a level playing field with his adversary.

"What we are seeing is an unprecedented situation - a campaign of silence instead of debate - because one cannot campaign and the other does not want to," said Fabio Massimo Castaldo, head of the EU observer mission.

The mission, as well as many Tunisian political bodies and officials, has called for Karoui to be able to campaign freely, but courts have rejected several appeals for his release.

Nazih Souei, a lawyer for Karoui, told AFP on Tuesday that his client has lodged a suit to postpone the second round until he is free and able to campaign.

"We still hope there will be opportunities, ways of allowing each candidate to express his view," Castaldo said, while expressing support for the Tunisian judiciary, told a news conference.

"Our concern is that every voter has access to the positions of the different candidates so as to shape an informed opinion," he added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
Hunters turn to killing endangered animals including apes and pangolins as demand for bush meat in Central Africa empties the forests
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 10:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

Bangladeshi shaved wife’s head after finding hair in food
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Bangladeshi who forcibly shaved his wife’s head after finding a hair in his breakfast has been arrested, police said Tuesday, as rights groups warned violence against women was rising in the country.

Police raided a village in the northwestern district of Joypurhat and arrested Bablu Mondal, 35, after villagers told officers about the incident.

"He found a human hair on the rice and milk breakfast his wife prepared for him," local police chief Shahriar Khan told AFP.

"He became angry seeing the hair and blamed the wife. He then took a blade and forcibly shaved the head of the wife," he said.

Khan said Bablu was charged with "voluntarily causing grievous hurt", an offence that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail, and also for "outraging the modesty" of his 23-year-old wife.

Activists say the incident highlights growing repression of women in Bangladesh despite laws to protect them from abuse and sexual assault.

According to local rights group Ain o Salish Kendra, there were an average three rapes a day in the first six months of the year.

The organization said of the 630 women raped between January and June, 37 were killed after the assault while seven others took their own life.

There were also 105 instances of attempted rape.

In April, massive protests broke out after a 19-year-old schoolgirl was burned to death on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her.

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Farmers have the most sex and rate their performance as incredible, study says
h/t Instapundit
Famers across the UK are having more sex than any other profession.

The new study, conducted by sex toy company LELO UK found that 33% of farmers get jiggy at least once a day.
There's an obvious question, which I won't ask.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 06:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6544 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As opposed to farmers in the US who are always carping... "it's just too wet, it's just too dry."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2019 6:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Ag welfare is still welfare, B.
Posted by: no mo uro || 10/09/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like they have spent too much time on date sites.
Posted by: Dale || 10/09/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Best stamina
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/09/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||

#5  get jiggy at least once a day.

They brag a lot too!
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Farmers across the UK are having more sex than any other profession.

Must be true. I wouldn't go with a UK prostitute fer free.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/09/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#7  I hear a mournful cry of jealousy from left hands across the empire.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 13:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Self reported. which is not trustworthy... and also depends on what the individual perceives as typical.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2019 14:05 Comments || Top||

#9  Was waiting for a McCloud punchline.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 15:27 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh, life on the farm is a torrid affair,
An orgy of ploughin' and porkin';
And there we make bacon with nary a care,
And I am -- oink! -- Andrea Dworkin.
Posted by: Dorothy Porker2846 || 10/09/2019 16:43 Comments || Top||

#11  I may ease into farming and start with a modest garden, a window box, or a couple of potted plants on the deck. Got to watch my heart at this age.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2019 17:43 Comments || Top||

#12  John ~ Thanks for that Link on Epstein. I posted it on tomorrow's Burg. Credit for the find goes to you :-)
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2019 18:56 Comments || Top||

#13  Glad to help contribute to Rantburg. In a sad era of MSM disinformation and biased news, Rantburg has done such a great job over the years of presenting factual and truthful news. Thanks.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2019 23:53 Comments || Top||

Romania to open first national Holocaust museum
[DW] Romania had long swept under the rug its role in the Holocaust. The museum is meant to educate and raise questions about the country's role in the deaths of Jews and Roma during the time it was allied with Nazi Germany.

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday approved the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum in Bucharest aimed at informing the public and shedding light on the Nazi-allied regime's role during World War II.

"The history of Jewish Romanians, their contribution to the country's development and the tragedy experienced during the war... represent a legacy which was hidden from us for decades," Iohannis said Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Holocaust survivors.

"This museum will not so much bring answers as raise more questions," he added.

"The Romanian state demonstrates consistency in meeting the goal aimed at recovering the memory of the Holocaust, strengthening the education about the Holocaust and combating anti-Semitism," Iohannis said.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2019 00:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

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DNI Declassifies FISA Judge James Boasberg 2018 Ruling – FBI Conducted "Tens of Thousands" of Unauthorized NSA Database Queries
There is a lot to unpack in a decision today by the Director of National Intelligence to declassify (with redactions) a 2018 FISA court ruling about ongoing unauthorized database search queries by FBI agents/"contractors" in the period covering 2017/2018.

BACKGROUND: In April 2017 the DNI released a FISA report written by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collery that showed massive abuse, via unauthorized searches of the NSA database, in the period of November 2015 through May 2016. Judge Collyer’s report specifically identified search query increases tied to the 2016 presidential primary. Two years of research identified this process as the DOJ/FBI and IC using the NSA database to query information related to political candidates, specifically Donald Trump.

Now we fast-forward to Judge Boasberg in a similar review (full pdf below), looking at the time-period of 2017 through March 2018.

The timing here is an important aspect.

It is within this time-period where ongoing DOJ and FBI activity transfers from the Obama administration (Collyer report) into the Trump administration (Boasberg report).

It cannot be overemphasized as you read the Boasberg opinion, or any reporting on the Boasberg opinion, that officials within DOJ and FBI are/were on a continuum. Meaning the "small group" activity didn't stop after the election but rather continued with the Mueller and Weissmann impeachment agenda.

Remember, the 2016 ‘insurance policy' was to hand Mueller the 2016 FBI investigation so they could turn it into the 2017 special counsel investigation. Mueller, Weissmann and the group then used the ‘Steele Dossier' as the cornerstone for the special counsel review. The goal of the Mueller investigation was to construct impeachment via obstruction. The same players transferred from "crossfire hurricane" into the Mueller ‘obstruction‘ plan.

Within Judge Boasberg's review of the 2017 activity he outlines an identical set of FISA violations from within the FBI units and "contractors" as initially outlined by Judge Collyer a year earlier. Judge Boasberg wrote his opinion in October 2018 and that opinion was declassified today (October 8th, 2019). Boasberg is reviewing 2017 through March 2018.
Details at link
Posted by: Spirt Glans1838 || 10/09/2019 00:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

3 Kasur men arrested for alleged sexual assault of teenage boy for nearly three years
[DAWN] Police have arrested three suspects over the alleged sexual assault, filming, and blackmail of a teenage boy in Pattoki city of Punjab's Kasur district, officials said on Tuesday.

The three suspects were nominated in a First Information Report (FIR) on Sunday and were arrested by a police team the next day.

Two others are also nominated in the police report. According to Kasur SP Investigation Mirza Abdul Quddoos Baig, police efforts are underway to arrest the remaining two suspects.

According to the FIR, registered on a complaint by the victim's father, the teenage boy had been "continually subjected to sodomy at gunpoint and blackmail by each of the five suspects over the past two-and-a-half years".
No wonder the Rotherham lot were comfortable doing what they did for decades...
It is not clear whether the five suspects had any link with each other. According to police, the suspects would not extort money from the victim, as had been the case when a child pornography ring was unearthed four years ago in Kasur's Hussain Khanwala village.

The boy claimed that the suspects would film the act and would threaten him to comply with their requests or risk the footage being uploaded on social media.

According to police officials, one of the accused has also been named in a separate FIR filed on Monday by another complainant.

In the other FIR, the complainant has claimed that his brother was also subjected to sexual assault by the same suspect.

The suspect ‐ a friend of the complainant ‐ had lured the victim away under the guise of "going to a birthday party" three months ago, according to the police report.

The victim was then raped and threatened to keep quiet about the incident "for his own good".
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

UN may run out of money by end of the month: Guterres
[DAWN] The United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
is running a deficit of $230 million, 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...
said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October.

In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said unspecified "additional stop-gap measures" would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid.

"Member States have paid only 70 per cent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of $230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month," he wrote.

To cut costs, Guterres mentioned postponing conferences and meetings and reducing services, while also restricting official travel to only essential activities and taking measures to save energy.

Guterres had asked member states earlier this year to up contributions to the world body to head off cash flow problems, but they refused, a UN official said on condition of anonymity.
From yesterday’s article on the subject:
The largest late payer is the United States, the fifth permanent member of the UNSC.

It usually does so in October because of US fiscal year.
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6541 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Music to my ears.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 1:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't pay their rent?
Throw them out into the street.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 1:58 Comments || Top||

#3  We can always hope.
Posted by: SR-71 || 10/09/2019 3:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Think of issuing bonds? Seems to work for numerous governmental bodies and money institutions who ascribe to the policy - there's a sucker born every minute.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/09/2019 6:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Guterres had asked member states earlier this year to up contributions to the world body to head off cash flow problems, but they refused, a UN official said on condition of anonymity.

That's because we're usually there to pick up the check - not this time, ya freaking socialists...
Posted by: Raj || 10/09/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Excellent.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/09/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#7  I hear Venezuela is cheaper.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/09/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Good. Now sell your assets and move to China.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/09/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Guterres mentioned postponing conferences and meetings and reducing services

No more top shelf hoes?!
Posted by: charger || 10/09/2019 20:31 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
FBI: More people killed with knives, hammers, clubs and even feet than rifles in 2018
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 15:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6568 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, and MSM reports a "surge" in "gun violence" even though homicides declined year over year.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/09/2019 15:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Ban Boots!

Mothers against Soles.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/09/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#3  LOVE it!
Mothers against Soles.

Mothers with no soles!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 16:25 Comments || Top||

#4  "You will only take my calligae from my cold, dead feet!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||

#5  While looking for the raw FBI data to support this headline, I found Truth or Fiction which says the claim is "Decontextualized".

They post several similar claims from various sources, then spinning and spinning until I was dizzy, before finally claiming "Overall, gun homicides numbered far more than knife-related homicides, but a smaller number of those homicides were rifle-related."

On the other hand, that's what the articles said - knives kill more people than rifles.

But if handguns are more deadly than rifles, why the big deal about rifles/shotguns?

Because that's what Beto and his socialist brethren are harping about at the moment.

They'll come for the handguns later.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/09/2019 17:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Oh, yeah, I almost forgot - The FBI Murder Data for 2014-2018
Posted by: Bobby || 10/09/2019 17:14 Comments || Top||

#7  First Manichean, now calligae... um whatchu drinking for breakfast, bro?
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/09/2019 18:19 Comments || Top||

#8  He gets started earlier than many of us.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2019 19:04 Comments || Top||

Study Shows Universities Denying Admission Based on Race
h/t Instapundit
...Comparing admission rates of in-state applicants with similar SAT scores and grade point averages (GPAs), Nagai found that UVA admitted 74% of black applicants, 46% of Hispanic applicants, 30% of white applicants, and only 25% of Asian-American applicants.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 08:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shitshow, Part 119.

MLK, 1965: Content of character > color of skin.
Woke Morons, 2019: extreme racialism/One-drop rule > Quantifiable indisputable superior merit
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Now, suppose SAT scores and GPAs are also biased in the same way.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Nagai found that UVA admitted 74% of black applicants, 46% of Hispanic applicants, 30% of white applicants, and only 25% of Asian-American applicants.

Are these universities going to become black universities?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2019 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Affirmative Action does not apply to whites and Asians.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/09/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||

Professor Slams Extinction Rebellion as a "Carnival for Middle Classes Who Love to Dress up as Activists"
h/t Gates of Vienna
Professor and sociologist Frank Furedi has slammed the Extinction Rebellion climate change protest as "a carnival for middle classes who love to dress up as activists."

The group has embarked on a 2 week campaign to bring 60 major world cities to a standstill.

In an op-ed, Furedi describes the demonstration as "tens of thousands of adults playing at being children are not so much protesting but putting on a performance of protest."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 04:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Victimhood for the white privileged class. When you make victimhood a commodity in the status game, this is what you get.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/09/2019 6:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Hell, P2K, when you make victimhood a commodity for government money, it's what you get.

But yeah, this is the same dynamic that has suburban mommies buying organic everything at Whole Foods and attributing it to promoting "health" when all they really want is to virtue signal and pretend to themselves they are going to live forever.
Posted by: no mo uro || 10/09/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  you're just another victim, kid
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/09/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Buying organic is also conspicuous consumption -- a declaration you can afford crap grown with mysticism and pseudo-science over the just as nutritious regular produce.

See also the people who DON'T have Celiac's while avoiding gluten. Mostly they don't know what gluten is, they just make a show out of being special.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/09/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#5  I met a tiresome 'Extinction Rebel', otherwise a college lecturer, and proceeded to feed his ego for a while. He was all laughs over 'How we absolutely brought the city to a standstill' and 'Oh, the cops had to beg us ! The Mayor himself came down to talk to us' and so on.

I understand what the author means.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/09/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Someone call the burn unit!
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/09/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Psychomachia cos-play.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

Oberlin College hires high-powered D.C. lawyers to appeal Gibson's Bakery verdict
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 02:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6513 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Soros's boy, Chris Canavan, is driving this mad caboose.

Oberlin has already blown many millions on lawyers and is going to spend tens of millions more. And they're going to lose yet again.

F---ing liars, claiming they're defending "free speech." They tried to ruin a good family with their disgusting lies and bullyboy tactics.
Posted by: Lex || 10/09/2019 2:44 Comments || Top||

#2  They're defending their class' privilege. Imagine how a feudal lord would feel if told to pay damages to a serf whose field was trampled by the lord's hunt.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/09/2019 2:49 Comments || Top||

#3  #2. Perfect!
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/09/2019 6:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Did they comply with putting assets into escrow yet?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/09/2019 6:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Good question P2k. If not they should put "administraors/officers" in jail till they do.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/09/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#6  They wouldn’t be able to file the appeal if they hadn’t made escrow.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 10/09/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Seems they have not yet actually filed an appeal, so I suspect they have not put assets in escrow. I bet the appeal includes 'we don't need to put assets in escrow.'
Posted by: Bobby || 10/09/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

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