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Palestinians riot on Gaza border; 49 said wounded
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Hotel Under Construction Collapses
[NOLA] Multiple injuries have been reported after the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning.Three people were being taken to hospital in unknown condition, according to New Orleans EMS. More patients are possible.

The site is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets.

"It sounded like a - I don't know how to describe it -- like a building coming down," said Matt Worges, who witnessed the collapse from a classroom in the nearby Tidewater Building.
The video at the link is amazing.
Posted by: Spatch Glomorong8156 || 10/12/2019 11:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A good thing it happened now instead of when it was completed and full of guests.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 13:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Poured concrete building without a core to hold it up?

Architect (and their insurer) is looking at a nice big bill.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/12/2019 13:17 Comments || Top||

#3  That was me posting. The building is on the upriver edge of the French Quarter. One confirmed dead, others injured or missing. One of the cranes is now standing (or swaying) there unsupported, so expect further developments.

The building used to be a perfectly good Woolworth's.
Posted by: Matt || 10/12/2019 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Expect more of this. The engineers probably had gender classes...
Posted by: Spanky Whuter1088 || 10/12/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Your saying they don’t know much about doing erections Spanky?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/12/2019 15:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Designed by Diversity & Inclusion/Affirmative Action engineers
Posted by: Lex || 10/12/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Video won't play in full screen, so my take (as it is):
Building is thin deck concrete, probably with post-tensioning (to minimize mild steel reinforcing - a common design). Top decks may have been stripped of supports too early, before achieving strength or tensioning? Progressive collapse was weird - shouldn't have happened. I'd go with materials/construction means and methods before design flaws as first assumption. Not a unique design by any means
Posted by: Frank G || 10/12/2019 18:03 Comments || Top||

#8  I was waiting for you to comment Frank. Thanks.
Posted by: Matt || 10/12/2019 18:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Ditto.

"Begorrah!" snorts little Jacques Horner
As he blows up the shorts of some foreigner.
"'Tis the judgment of gawd:
They profaned the ould sod
By erecting their junk on that corner!"

"Also... betcha twenty puint I know where you got dat brogue!"
Posted by: Snoling Smiter of the Brontosaurs2338 || 10/12/2019 19:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Thx Matt - I'd first look at the materials' strength gain trial batches (well known by that point). I suspect schedule overrode
Posted by: Frank G || 10/12/2019 22:33 Comments || Top||

Portland Firefighters Responded To More Than 1,000 Homeless Camp Fires In Two Years
[Hot Air] PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fires that start in homeless encampments often several times a day, according to data.

Some have been as small as a garbage fire, while others have been known to spread to homes.

"Our call volume does have an increased amount that is a result of some kind of emergency or crisis that is happening with our homeless population," said Lt. Rich Chatman with Portland Fire & Rescue. "That’s a fact of life and we’ve just really come to understand that this is part of our job now."

The FOX 12 Investigators requested data for fires started in homeless encampments from July 2017 to July 2019.

It showed Portland Fire & Rescue responded to more than 1,000 fires in those two years. It also showed they’re usually responding to these fires several times a day.

Take May 29 of this year: Data shows Portland crews responded to 10 fire calls at homeless camps.

"During our summer months, we know that fires we’re going to deal with often have to do with how dry the brush or trees are and that’s especially concerning to us because those fires that start maybe from a cooking fire or some sorts outdoors that can cause a much larger fire that can affect many more homes," said Chatman. "During the winter months, often times, the fires are people just trying to keep warm and that’s something we obviously have compassion to."

Back in July, a homeless camp caught fire near Southeast 96th Avenue and Steele Street. It spread across the street to a home, burning part of the roof.

"Something in the camp exploded," said Joanna Hartvickson.

Hartvickson lives next door to the home that caught fire.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Little wonder - imagine how big that carbon footprint is!
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 7:13 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Lex || 10/12/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Little wonder - imagine how big that carbon footprint is!

My understanding is that California's wild fires put more than 10 times more carbon into the atmosphere than all of the fossil fuel emissions. Further, many of these fires would have been prevented if we spent the money that we squander on so-called green energy to bury power lines and manage our forests. But I suppose our politicians feel they can signal more virtue by buying wind and solar energy.

But those old hobos in the picture look like they're having good time.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/12/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

Oklahoma Yellow Labrador shoots woman in leg
[NY Post] This wasn’t puppy love.

An Oklahoma woman was shot in the leg during a car ride ‐ by an excitable puppy that jumped on a loaded gun, according to cops.

Tina Springer, 44, was hit in the left thigh after her driver’s yellow Labrador, Molly, jumped on a .22-caliber handgun in a folding center console, according to the Enid News & Eagle.

"I had a dog in there and he stepped on the gun," driver Brent Parks, 79, told a 911 dispatcher. "The dog went stepped on it and it went off."

"The dog shot her?" the surprised-sounding dispatcher asked, to which Parks replied, "Yeah. He stepped on it and it went off."

Parks, who used his belt as a makeshift tourniquet, could be heard telling off his 7-month-old pet. "Well Molly, you’re the one who pulled that trigger. Don’t give me no s‐t," he "mutt"-ered at one point.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 03:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dog violence
Posted by: Warthog || 10/12/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Left will soon call for gun control with Yellow Labs.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/12/2019 9:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like something a Florida dog would do.
Posted by: gorb || 10/12/2019 17:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Mildly entertaining audio of 911 call. Favorite bit's at 5:00. He tries to play the game, but eventually... "That's the stupidest g-dd-mn thing I ever heard about... shoulda just took ya in myself..."

Which pretty much sums up my feeling about every 911 call I've ever been involved in. A breath of fresh air on a balmy beachy afternoon.
Posted by: Snoling Smiter of the Brontosaurs2338 || 10/12/2019 19:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Florida dog would have been driving, the man naked and jumping around the cab, and the gal is normal - except she talks backwards
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/12/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Now, if it'd been a big-ass catfish floppin' around the cab that set the gun off, he'd have been in the running. Or not. Maybe an illegal imported invasive catfish.
Posted by: Snoling Smiter of the Brontosaurs2338 || 10/12/2019 20:10 Comments || Top||

Texas WWII Veteran Who Asked for 100 Birthday Cards Receives over 100K
[Breitbart] The birthday surprises have not stopped pouring in for a World War II veteran in Watauga, Texas, who turned 100 years old on Monday.

Veteran James South had no idea the response he would receive when a picture of him holding a sign asking for 100 birthday cards for his birthday was posted online by staff at the Brookdale Senior Living facility a few weeks ago.

"Hello! My name is James South. I am a proud WWII veteran! I will be turning 100 on October 7th, 2019. I would like to receive 100 birthday cards," the sign read.

On Monday, Breitbart News reported that South had received more than 60,000 cards from people as far away as Australia and India.

However, reports said that as of Friday, that number has climbed to over 100,000.

"To go to a store in town and pick out a card and send it to me, that’s almost more than I can handle I’ll tell ya," the veteran said. "It touches my heart."

South’s daughter-in-law, Debbie, said the family has been emotional as they read each of the heartfelt birthday wishes.

"We’re just crying everyday because we’re just reading all these beautiful cards," she commented.

On Thursday, Alex Rozier, a reporter with WFAA, tweeted photos of South will all the birthday greetings he received.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Please, change/correct word "will" to "with" in last sentence.
Posted by: boomerc || 10/12/2019 5:30 Comments || Top||

Shep Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network
[NYT] Shepard Smith, the chief news anchor of Fox News whose reporting often drew the ire of President Trump, said on Friday that he was leaving the cable news network after 23 years, an abrupt move that left some of his co-workers openly stunned.

"Recently, I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News," Mr. Smith told viewers at the close of his regular broadcast. "After requesting that I stay, they obliged."

A fixture of Fox News, Mr. Smith joined the network as a correspondent at its start in 1996 and became one of its most visible journalists. He is leaving in the middle of his current contract, a rarity in the cutthroat television business, and he told viewers on Friday that, under his exit agreement, "I won’t be reporting elsewhere at least in the near future."

Since Mr. Trump took office, Mr. Smith has stood out at Fox News for his tough coverage of the White House ‐ a stark contrast from the Trump cheerleading often displayed by the network’s prime-time and morning-show commentators.

Mr. Smith’s reporting has sometimes frustrated Mr. Trump, who has repeatedly taunted the anchor on Twitter, referring to him as Fox’s "lowest rated anchor." On Thursday, Mr. Trump cited Mr. Smith by name, along with the former Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, arguing that Fox News was "much different than it used to be in the good old days."

Related, courtesy of Skidmark: Shepard Smith steps down from Fox News: 'It's been an honor and a privilege'
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I started started avoiding listening to Shep Smith beginning with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010. His buffoonery on a sandy beach was the final straw. I could look at the chyron for the news segment and extrapolate how "Shemp" would massage and spin the facts into a half-baked morality fable.

Listening to him became a waste of time. Good riddance.
Posted by: magpie || 10/12/2019 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Shep Smith at center of Chasten Buttigieg and wife Pete announced split. Gutfeld, Timpf, and Tyrus find revealing pics in Faux News green room, refuse to re-enter. Owners demand Smith take a hike ???
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 2:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Aids
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 10/12/2019 2:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Barr met /Murdoch a day or two before. Leakgate uncovered by Durham?
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 10/12/2019 2:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Fox News barely missed Bill O’Reilly when replaced by Tucker Carlson and they will improve their ratings with any replacement of Shemp.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/12/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#6  He'll be missed like chiggers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#7  How soon until he winds up on CNN? I give it three months, tops.
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Aids

That's what I thought a few years ago. Meds losing effectiveness?
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/12/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

Posted by: DarthVader || 10/12/2019 9:05 Comments || Top||

#10  "Guess their his appeal is becoming more selective.. "
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/12/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#11  FauxNews Lie Hundred
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/12/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#12  Wallichinski delenda est
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/12/2019 11:10 Comments || Top||

#13  Never a Shepard Smith fan. He was a shill for the Dems/Left.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/12/2019 18:10 Comments || Top||

#14  MUSTA backed up on something and GOT CAUGHT??
Posted by: ranture || 10/12/2019 18:43 Comments || Top||

#15  Best work he ever did was in the movie "Volcano".
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/12/2019 22:40 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Electric-Car Owners Shocked by California Blackouts
[PJ] Everybody knows that electric cars are going to save the planet from climate change or something. Unlike regular cars, which run on gasoline and make all the polar bears cry as they sink into the sea, electric cars are powered by... um... magic? Mjölnir, the hammer of Thor? That must be how it works, or else owning an electric car would impose some sort of cost to the environment. And that can't be, or those guys wouldn't be so insufferably smug.

You know those intentional blackouts they're having in California to reduce the risk of wildfires? Well, guess what happens now?

So if you're a Californian who bought an electric car to save the environment, now you can't drive it because of the risk to the environment. If you really cared about the planet, you wouldn't go anywhere or do anything or participate in 21st-century life at all.

Whatever happened to those algae-powered cars we were supposed to have by now? Remember Obama talking about those? Imagine driving around smelling like a dirty fish tank. Smirking at all those planet-killing dummies in their outdated electric cars. That's the thing about being woke. There's always somebody woker.
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Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 4:35 Comments || Top||

#2  The Flintstones were more woke
because they used pedal power.
Of course, Fred must have eaten a lot of hay
and made a mess of the street out the other end.
And of course, he must have produced more methane gas out the back end too after working himself up with all that exercise.
Posted by: boomerc || 10/12/2019 5:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Electric cars are fine. But first, build me a few pebble bed nuclear reactors, bitches!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 5:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes Pebble beds and thorium set ups in containers.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 10/12/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#5  the wa state legislators passed a bill that became effective first of this month to add $75 a year to car tabs of hybrid and all electric cars. but money can only be used for building out charging stations. so my non plug in camry gets no benefit.
in 6 years that fee is to go to general road maintenance fund but i am not betting on it.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/12/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#6  The real bitch is when the wild fires are raging, electrical power has been shut off, the batteries have been run down and their homes are surrounded by choking smoke and towering flames, the owners of electric cars will have to use good old foot power to get the hell outta there.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/12/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||

#7  AU: i would contend the REAL bitch would be the electric car users having to lower themselves to an evacuation ride in a carbon-spewing vehicle.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/12/2019 12:42 Comments || Top||

#8  Think of it as evolution in action
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/12/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||

#9  I interpret this as a probing attack by the Gretabots. Just how much will the proles endure before they go kinetic?
Posted by: Matt || 10/12/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#10  ^Never attribute to malice anything that can be explained by stupidity (I admit in this particular case it's a mind boggling one)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 14:17 Comments || Top||

#11  Poetic justice and irony.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/12/2019 18:01 Comments || Top||

#12  WALK DUMMY OR buy a horse?
Posted by: ranture || 10/12/2019 18:42 Comments || Top||

A powerful storm approached Japan on Friday, threatening to batter its capital with the heaviest rain in 60 years
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#1  Kaiju's coming?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 5:10 Comments || Top||

#2  ....tentacles, more tentacles!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/12/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Everybody gather your tamagotchis !

Real incident :

I met a puffy faced Japanese guy at a bar. Mid thirties, well dressed, neat and expensive accessories. He had been crying and his Indian friend was trying to cheer him up. The reason was his virtual girlfriend had crashed. A software error. And the company was willing to replace the thing by a download. But he was in a pool of tears over 'It won't be her !'
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

#4  It’s wreaking havoc on the Rugby World Cup
Posted by: Beavis || 10/12/2019 12:24 Comments || Top||

#5  last week at this time, Japan’s biggest worry was about running out of beer during the rugby play....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/12/2019 12:44 Comments || Top||

#6  It’s wreaking havoc on the Rugby World Cup

Same with the F1 race at Suzuka - no practice sessions and qualifying's delayed until tomorrow morning. Race starts at 6:00 AM East Coast time.
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 13:06 Comments || Top||

#7  It’s wreaking havoc on the Rugby World Cup

Didn't get there soon enough for Fiji.

That stadium with the field which rotates, I swear is cover for a Mechwarrior launch node.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/12/2019 13:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Wales v Fiji was a good match.

As was Wales v Australia.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/12/2019 14:10 Comments || Top||

#9  Hopefully, the Eagles will beat Tonga tonight.

After that I’m Wales all the way
Posted by: Beavis || 10/12/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Eagles gonna have to do a heckuva lot better than they did against the Argies; though keep an eye on them too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/12/2019 18:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Argies are a tier 1 side
Posted by: Beavis || 10/12/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||

#12  Still getting up to speed; new to the game - caught Australia & Fiji a couple weeks back and got hooked.

Back then, I thought Argentina only did meter ball and cowboy things. Pool C is brutal.

Did enjoy Namibia and New Zealand; one of the best guts out performances (Namibia's) I've seen in a long time.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/12/2019 20:18 Comments || Top||

#13  Welcome convert To the Sport Played in Heaven.
Posted by: Beavis || 10/12/2019 21:03 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
South African High Court orders Zuma to be tried
[Iraq Sun] Former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma will appear in court on Tuesday on charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering.

The case against Zuma will proceed after the South African High Court on Friday dismissed applications by the former leader to have all charges against him quashed.

The controversial president, who served from 2009 until his resignation in February 2018, is facing charges that he took billions of rands in bribes whilst negotiating arms sales. An application by French weapons-manufacturer Thales South Africa was also dismissed by the High Court.

Despite the decision, Zuma was all smiles on Friday as he joked with his lawyers.

The decision though by a full bench of the Pietermaritzburg High Court will now allow his prosecution, and that of Thales, to proceed.

Judges Bhekisisa Mnguni, Thoba Poyo-Dlwati and Esten Steyn reportedly took only a few minutes to hand down their judgement.

Justice Mnguni, who read the judgement, said all three of Zuma's applications were dismissed with costs.

"The applications brought by Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma for the permanent stay are dismissed with costs," the judgement said.

Zuma and his legal entourage will now return to the same courtroom for the opening of his case on Tuesday.

A little over a month after Zuma agreed to step aside in February 2018, it was confirmed by the director of public prosecutions that he would face eighteen charges of corruption, including more than 700 counts of fraud and money laundering.

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US to deploy additional troops, aircraft, missile systems to Saudi Arabia
[The Hill] The Pentagon announced Friday that the U.S. will deploy additional personnel, aircraft and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia in response to Iranian aggression.

The U.S. will send two fighter squadrons, one Air Expeditionary Wing, two Patriot missile system batteries holding missiles and a launcher, and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

"As we have stated, the United States does not seek conflict with the Iranian regime, but we will retain a robust military capability in the region that is ready to respond to any crisis and will defend U.S. forces and interest in the region," Hoffman said.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper had authorized the deployment last month at the request of U.S. Central Command and informed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the country's defense minister of the action earlier Friday.

"Taken together with other deployments this constitutes an additional 3,000 forces that have been extended or authorized within the last month," Hoffman said.
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Police arrests two serial killers in Sargodha
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Police in Sargodha on Friday arrested two serial killers involved in the gruesome murder of at least seven taxi drivers, according to officials privy to the developments.

District Police Officer Sargodha told the media at a presser that the suspects used to book taxi rides and afterward give drugs to the taxi driver.

The suspects then proceeded to kidnap the driver and kill him, before disposing off the body at an unidentified location on a nearby lake. The taxi cars were sold off in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa later.

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UN axes cocktail soirees amid $1.3B cash crisis
[AA.TR] Faced with its worst cash flow crisis in a decade, the UN will start axing fancy cocktail soirees for ambassadors, an official told news hounds Friday.
Oh no! Whatever will the staff do with themselves now?
The UN will also switch off its iconic fountain, elevators and heating beginning Monday in a bid to cut costs.
Uck! Restaurants with only four stars?
Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, Catherine Pollard, told news hounds of "very dire" cash shortages because of $1.3 billion that member states owe in 2019 dues.

"For the second successive year, we’ve exhausted all the regular budget liquidity reserves despite several measures we already put in place to try and reduce expenditures and to align them with available cash reserves," said Pollard.

Tightening their belts ever-further, the suites that UN ambassadors use to wine and dine fellow diplomats, politicians and policy wonks will be closed for cocktail parties and other events scheduled after 6 p.m. (1000GMT), said Pollard.
Oh, the humanity!
"I know that many of you also go to some of the functions that are hosted by delegations in the delegates’ rooms. Those functions are going to be curtailed from next Monday," Pollard said.

"We had several events that were in the pipeline, and we are currently reviewing all of those with the sponsors to see how we can accommodate them."

UN staff will only be allowed "essential travel," said Pollard. There will be cutbacks on interpreters, translators and the issuing of documents, while radiators and escalators will be switched off to save power.

Even the landmark fountain in the plaza in front of the UN secretariat building, a 100-foot (30-meter) illuminated circular pool that was donated by American schoolchildren in 1952 , will be switched off in the economy drive.

Although most of the UN’s 193 members have paid their 2019 dues in full, more than 60 countries still owe cash, including its top contributor, the United States. This has left the world body with a 30 percent hole in its budget.

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#1  They could audit the "personal expenses" of the last five UN Secretary-Generals and would probably find enough corruption to pay for a month or two.

Independent Audit... Now that is a phrase that causes the UN bureaucracy to run screaming away like a vampire shown a holy cross!
Posted by: magpie || 10/12/2019 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  I hear Ulan Bator is a lot cheaper than NY.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 5:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Hardly makes life worth living in NYC. Well, it's off to Vermont to watch the leaves change into fall colors!
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/12/2019 6:52 Comments || Top||

#4  1) Let me do the audit. Please...

2) Will they have enough $ for sternly worded letters?
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#5  The top contributor should simply renege. Why must any nation be a 'top contributor' to what is effectively just an unaccountable nuisance to sovereign states tying to run their own shit ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#6  OK. It's not the Babylon Bee but this is some other satire site, right? Right? I mean, they wouldn't really cancel the cocktail parties, would they? And all those high falutin' diplomats have to buy their own liquor? And what about the girls? Tell me this is satire.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/12/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Trump cut off U.N. money and they start to fold. We must have providing most of the money that kept them afloat. Good for our taxpayers that they fold. The U.N. was a tool for the globalists to take power and sovereignty from the U.S. Another good reason to re-elect Trump for doing work for the U.S.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/12/2019 18:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Why are they even physically there in New York? If you ask any of them, GlobalWarmingClimateChangeFossilFuel is the biggest problem humanity faces. Save the Planet, reduce your big-ass air travel carbon footprint, and teleconference. You do have electricity in your countries, don't you?

(if not, you better get some! You're going to need it to run your electric cars)
Posted by: SteveS || 10/12/2019 21:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Not to worry, Biden will be president in 2021 and he'll restore full finding as long as we give Hunter a big fat salary. Or so they keep telling themselves.
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#12  Whoo hoo triple post! Mods please fit. Thank you!
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#14  Done - but that's the only option I have, CF. No problem
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Judge: Trump immigration rule 'repugnant to American Dream', blocks it
[Jerusalem Post] A US federal judge in New York on Friday temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule that would deny visas to aspiring immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance, calling it "repugnant to the American Dream."

The rule, finalized in August, vastly expanded who could be considered a possible "public charge," applying to anyone who might in the future need temporary government help such as food stamps, Medicaid or housing aid. Previously it applied to immigrants who would be primarily dependent on the government.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule, if ultimately allowed to take effect, could be the most drastic of the Trump administration's hardline anti-immigration policies, experts have said.

Pushed by Trump's leading aide on immigration, Stephen Miller, the rule was due to go into effect on Tuesday.

But Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of New York blocked the rule nationwide, finding that the government failed to provide "any reasonable explanation" for why the definition of "public charge" needed to be changed.
Appointed by Bill Clinton
It will now be on hold while the underlying legal challenges proceed.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 07:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now the Dems can add failure to provide "any reasonable explanation" to the impeachment "investigation".
Posted by: Bobby || 10/12/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Shocking! Entitlement, black robed tyrant appointed by the Clinton's.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  If any branch of government needs reform, it's this one. Maybe Trump should start packing these guys off to Gitmo or some other place, off the radar as potential terrorists. Maybe a stan where they can serve as in cell entertainment for the inmates.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/12/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||

#4  "repugnant to the American Dream."

Run a 'find' search on the American Constitution, you won't find the term 'American Dream'.

Princes, barons, dukes, American justices. All life sitting unaccountable rulers.

Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/12/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#5  The judge is repugnant in American reality.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 8:51 Comments || Top||

#6  So what specific law does it violate?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/12/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#7  During the next term, we really have to find a way to remove tyrants that make up law from the bench. And also make it so a district judge can't block the entire fucking US.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/12/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Judge George Daniels is a Slick Willy appointee. More "Lawfare" from the Left?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/12/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Law rulings. If I wanted law opinions I'll ask Siskel.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/12/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#10  If your version of the American Dream is a large underclass dependent on the government for their daily sustenance and shelter...
Posted by: SteveS || 10/12/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#11  Trump should respond by 'blocking' their paychecks and pensions.
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 10:56 Comments || Top||

#12  Repugnant to whose American Dream? Certainly not mine. I don't sleep at night having sweet dreams of paying taxes to provide health, education and welfare for millions of deadbeat Third World types.

And exactly which section of the Constitution is violated by the new rule?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/12/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#13  Autority without accountability
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/12/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#14  Every democrat obama judge is a piece of shit in a black robe.
They have no business being at the bench.

Posted by: newc || 10/12/2019 13:46 Comments || Top||

#15  How the hell does the Southern District of NY apply a ban nationally? They are a district court. They should not have reach outside of their district - ot the appeals region at most.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 10/12/2019 21:33 Comments || Top||

Jane Fonda arrested protesting climate change in Washington
NEW YORK (AP) ‐ Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.

Fonda was one of 16 people arrested for unlawfully protesting and was charged with "crowding, obstructing or incommoding." She was released hours later.

On Thursday, the actress vowed to join Friday protests at the Capitol "inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created."

Ira Arlook, of the group Fire Drill Fridays, confirmed that Fonda was arrested at the inaugural demonstration Friday.

Before her arrest, Fonda in a speech called climate change "a collective crisis that demands collective action now."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/12/2019 02:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She's still alive?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 5:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Apparently, still adding her CO2 to the overheated climate.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/12/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Aren't her 15 minutes up yet?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/12/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Feed her to the polar bears.
Posted by: Thomogum Omereng5658 || 10/12/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#5  So there weren't any North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners around to protect her? How soon they forget.
Posted by: Matt || 10/12/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Ms Fonda was granted a four month hiatus from the filming of season 6 of the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” just so she could go to Washington and get arrested every Friday. If, during the rest of the week, she quietly gets a little more work done, no need to say anything specific about her ageless beauty.

Set up the standing headline as the rich old lady indulges herself.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||

On further reflection, guffaws:
I must really be ancient
To think of Ms. Jane, "Ain't
She got a morality clause?"
Posted by: Snoling Smiter of the Brontosaurs2338 || 10/12/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||

#8  no need to say anything specific about her ageless beauty.


Speaking of Netflix, is there something going on there? I canceled my account awhile back - more for time reasons than their changing content - but lately they've been bugging me repeatedly to come back.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/12/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ Finally facing real, soon to be intense, competition from Disney. Go short
Posted by: Lex || 10/12/2019 16:02 Comments || Top||

#10  Netflix, is there something going on there?

Competition with Amazon eating into their endless expansion, perhaps.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 16:53 Comments || Top||

#11  NFLX's golden days are over. Can't get Disney content on the cheap anymore: Disney will eat up NFLX's margins, from both top- and bottom line.
Posted by: Lex || 10/12/2019 17:10 Comments || Top||

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