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Pence announces ceasefire at the US Embassy in Turkey.
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
I love airplanes, but generally avoid airshows
[Citizen] Canadian Forces Snowbird pilot Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier ejected safely from his jet aircraft shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday before a flying demonstration above the Atlanta Raceway in Hampton.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2019 07:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Old age?

The Canadair CT-114 Tutor (company model CL-41) was the standard jet trainer between the early 1960s and 2000, at which point it was finally retired from this role. a small handful of aircraft are currently still being used by the RCAF’s Snowbirds aerobatics team.

Posted by: Bobby || 10/17/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  ...nuff said.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Japan allocates millions in aid for typhoon-hit regions
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Japan’s government said Wednesday it would set aside millions of dollars to help areas devastated by Typhoon Hagibis, which killed more than 70 people across the country.

Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, unleashing fierce winds and unprecedented rain that triggered landslides and caused dozens of rivers to burst their banks.

By midday Wednesday, the government put the toll at 74, with more a dozen people still missing.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would offer 710 million yen ($6.5 million) to help areas affected by the storm.

The money will come from some a 500 billion yen emergency reserve, he said.

Tokyo will also fast-track the disbursement of subsidies to more than 300 disaster-hit municipalities.

"The government will stand united to tackle the issue of supporting victims, so that they will be able to return to normal life as quickly as possible," Abe said.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 10,000 households were still suffering from electricity blackouts, while more than 110,000 households are without running water, top government front man Yoshihide Suga told news hounds.

"Today, too, rescue workers are making their utmost efforts in search and rescue work," he said.

"Due to the heavy rains we’ve experienced, the level of water is rising in rivers and there are spots where the ground is getting muddy."

"We call on people to keep vigilant about landslides and floods," he added.

Television footage showed devastated residents returning to homes filled with brown mud, and rescuers searching a hillside for a family missing after a landslide.

The country’s northeast was particularly hard hit by the typhoon -- with a corpse count of 26 in Fukushima prefecture, the highest among the 36 of Japan’s 47 prefectures that were affected.

Collapsed embankments were observed at around 80 locations along 55 rivers in the country, the infrastructure ministry said, as it continues to assess the extent of the damage.

Local trains have gradually resumed operation but some Shinkansen bullet trains were still suspended in the hard-hit Nagano and Niigata regions in central Japan.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under:

Donald Trump⁩’s rally in Louisiana on Friday boosted Republicans in Saturday’s elections.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump meddled in the Louisiana election!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/17/2019 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  I have another theory: The imaginary voters, the ones that re-elected New Orleans Mayor Nagin, have aged off the voter rolls making it harder for the local Democratic Machine™ to manufacture victories.
Posted by: magpie || 10/17/2019 1:57 Comments || Top||

#3  They moved to Houston due to Katrina
Posted by: Frank G || 10/17/2019 6:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Not perfect by any means but still a more reliable indicator than any BS poll or survey of likely voters' approval of Trump
Posted by: Lex || 10/17/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Sometimes I think the Demoslavers forget their media darlings polls are complete BS and start believing them, then they forget to stash the prepared ballot boxes where they'll be handy.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/17/2019 15:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Democrat politicians have their own private polling. It's unknown if those pollsters put their thumbs on the scale as well.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/17/2019 22:43 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Why "coming for semi-auto rifles" won't change much...
[TheFirearmBlog] So you thought you have seen it all in the AR world? Well, then meet the mind-boggling Red Ryd-AR lever-action AR-15 by BrickWurX Manufacturing.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Beto & Company are too young to have seen or remember.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  (Youtube Video) Winchester1887 Leveraction Bootleg Shotgun the man has a channel showcasing other weapons and has fun with this weapon. One interesting thing about the weapon, All hail John Moses Browning!, is that you can (carefully) load seven (7!) shells into this five (5) round shotgun.
Posted by: magpie || 10/17/2019 13:09 Comments || Top||

UK and EU strike new Brexit deal
[CNBC] “We have a great new Brexit deal,” U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted. He called on British lawmakers to back the deal when it’s put before Parliament on Saturday. The “Withdrawal Agreement” will now be put before EU leaders at their summit on Thursday and Friday, and then U.K. lawmakers at the weekend.
Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 12:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
(K-560) submarine continues to evade
Posted by: 3dc || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sunk? In port? Or under the ice?

If they wanted to show off their stealthiness, they should pop up every once in a while, in unexpected places.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/17/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Russians keep putting large free flood holes on the outer hull which vibrate like when you blow across an open Coca-Cola bottle.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/17/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Like the US Navy is going to admit they've had an attack sub on this things butt the whole time.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/17/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Like the US Navy is going to admit they've had an attack sub on this things butt the whole time.

There is that. On the other hand, given the ship-handling in today's Navy, if they *were* following it, they would have banged into it a couple times by now.

Captain: "Jeez! What the hell was that?"
OOD: "Captain, enemy sub off the port bow."
Posted by: SteveS || 10/17/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||

US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts
h/t Instapundit
The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments.

The release of the new rules was accompanied by notices to American educational and research institutions and local governments informing them of the reporting requirement. The change is effective Wednesday.

State Department officials say the change is being made to reciprocate for similar rules faced by U.S. diplomats in China. But, they said, the rules are less onerous than China's because the Chinese must approve such contacts. In contrast, the American government will not be requiring any Chinese official to receive permission from the State Department for any of the meetings.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/17/2019 15:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Britain, European Union reach new Brexit deal
[NY Post] European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal which still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted "We have one! It's a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions."
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that the two sides had struck a "great new deal" and urged U.K. lawmakers to ratify it in a special session on Saturday.

Juncker said he would recommend the 27 EU nations to endorse the deal during their summit later Thursday
Posted by: Frank G || 10/17/2019 06:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [459 views] Top|| File under:

#2  On the other hand (from Skid's link) - Jo Swinson, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, responded to the news of the agreement being in place by insisting that it must be put to a referendum.

She said: 'The fight to stop Brexit is far from over.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/17/2019 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  'The fight to stop Brexit is far from over.

You will keep voting till you get it right!! aka we win.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/17/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Nice move, Boris - keep running that clock...
Posted by: Raj || 10/17/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#5  How can it be a good deal if Juncker likes it?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/17/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Now the UK lawmakers will not ratify it. I've seen this show.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/17/2019 12:25 Comments || Top||

#7  If they don't ratify they own all the problems that might pop up during/after Brexit. If they ratify they toss that hot potato at Boris.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/17/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||

#8  We'll see...
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/17/2019 15:11 Comments || Top||

#9  Parliament will not ratify this. The May deal, only worse.
Boris will need to ask for an extension (and check out ditches).
Extension will be granted (what Junker says is irrelevant)
Then the UK will have elections, probably another hung Parliament and a second referendum. This referendum may go either way, but probably be very close.

End result: Groundhog Day
I got you babe... dadada
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/17/2019 16:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Parliament will not ratify this.

Sure they will - vox populi, vox dei.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/17/2019 18:30 Comments || Top||

#11  They didn't ratify the May deal, and the Boris deal is no better.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/17/2019 20:31 Comments || Top||

#12  May was charmless.
Boris will bring them 'round.
Posted by: Lex || 10/17/2019 21:00 Comments || Top||

#13  Keep whistling, EC, you'll soon be past that graveyard...maybe
Posted by: Frank G || 10/17/2019 21:32 Comments || Top||

#14  We’ll see. At least one of us will turn out to be right.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 23:49 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Body Parts Buyers Were 'Scalping the Babies,' Planned Parenthood Trial Reveals
[PJ] In chilling testimony last week, an abortion whistleblower involved in revealing how Planned Parenthood affiliates had sold aborted baby body parts revealed one of the horrifying research purposes of body parts buyers: they were "scalping the babies."

In 2015, David Daleiden shocked America's conscience by releasing a slew of videos showing abortionists at Planned Parenthood affiliates admitting that they sold the body parts of aborted babies, often to medical research establishments. Planned Parenthood and its allies have dragged Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), through the courts. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (following the lead of Kamala Harris) has brought 15 felony counts against Daleiden for his undercover journalism, and Planned Parenthood launched a $7 million, 14-count racketeering lawsuit against Daleiden and his allies.

Last year, Daleiden told reporters to expect "a solid dozen more videos" revealing some of the "most damning" claims against Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics ‐ if a judge lifted a gag order. It seems the selling of baby scalps might be among those previously unreported bombshells.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2019 00:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:

#1  15 felony counts against Daleiden for his undercover journalism

So this is why the Dems are interested in making it a crime to threaten journalists?

Posted by: Bobby || 10/17/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting: no attempt by Becerra et al. to charge him with defamation, slander or libel or anything related to truth.

Pure BS charges about revealing "confidential" conversations -- as if PP were somehow in possession of state secrets or classified info. And as if these Shitshow masters give a damn about classified info anyway.

What a circus. So much for rule of law.
Posted by: Lex || 10/17/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  For plug transplants?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2019 20:48 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ all roads lead to Biden.
Cherchez la perruque
Posted by: Lex || 10/17/2019 20:59 Comments || Top||

Chunian killings: Primary suspect remanded in police custody for 14 more days
[DAWN] A Lahore antiterrorism court on Wednesday extended the physical remand of alleged serial killer Suhail Shehzad, accused of raping and murdering four minor boys in Kasur's Chunian tehsil.

Shehzad had been remanded into police custody on October 2 and today a 14-day extension in his remand was given by the court.

Judge Abdul Qayyum Khan, who was presiding over the hearing, asked the suspect "if he had been beat up in jug".

"No one beat me up," the suspect replied, adding, "I request the same treatment this time as well."

When asked by the judge whether Shehzad's medical exam had been carried out, the investigation officer replied in the affirmative, saying that it had been taken the very day it was ordered.

During the last hearing, when Shehzad had been produced before the antiterrorism court for the first time, the investigation officer had explained that the suspect had been brought to court in pursuance of an FIR registered against the sexual assault and murder of one of the four boys.

The cases registered for the other three boys were being probed by a joint investigation team, he had explained.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

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Thu 2019-10-17
  Pence announces ceasefire at the US Embassy in Turkey.
Wed 2019-10-16
  Spain, Sweden, Canada, UK halting sales of military material to Ankara
Tue 2019-10-15
  Notre-Dame plot: Five women jailed over foiled car bomb attack
Mon 2019-10-14
  Trump tells Pentagon to begin withdrawing remaining troops from northern Syria
Sun 2019-10-13
  Syria now considers itself at war with Turkey!
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   Palestinians riot on Gaza border; 49 said wounded
Fri 2019-10-11
  Orange Man confirms bomb maker and terrorist Ibrahim al-Asiri is Tango Uniform
Thu 2019-10-10
  2 ISIS 'Beatles' transferred from Syrian prison to US military custody
Wed 2019-10-09
  Possible terror attack with automatic guns in Halle (Germany)
Tue 2019-10-08
  Turkey starts bombing Kurds
Mon 2019-10-07
  Iraqi premier rejects resignation of seven ministers, Baghdad governor steps down
Sun 2019-10-06
  91 protesters killed by Iraqi police over week of demonstrations
Sat 2019-10-05
  Masked gunmen attack TV stations reporting the protests in Iraq
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  At least 35 Russian mercenaries killed fighting for Haftar in Libya
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