[PJ] Looking to protect young children from convicted sex offenders, a Georgia sheriff had his deputies place signs on the lawns of sexual predators, warning children and parents not to trick-or-treat at the house.
Upset that they were exposed by the sheriff, several of the felons have filed a suit, saying that the signs violated their rights to free speech and privacy.
The names and addresses of local sex offenders are already listed on several internet sites in addition to being posted at the sheriff's office. It makes no sense that the perverts believe they have a right to privacy when anyone can access their information that's freely and easily available.
The initiative began in 2018 when Butts County Sheriff Gary Long directed deputies to place "Warning! No Trick-or-Treat at this address!!" signs in the front yards of over 200 sex offenders registered in the county from Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The sheriff’s office plans to use the same tactic again this year, and three registered sex offenders have filed suit.
In a Facebook post, Sheriff Gary Long said he had instituted the signs as a result of the cancellation of a local Halloween festival, "Halloween on the Square," and the subsequent influx of door-to-door trick-or-treaters. He said they had been following Georgia law and protecting children when they implemented the public warnings.
The lawyer for the sex offenders, Mark Yurachek, told Fox News, "The law allows the sheriff to put a list of registered sex offenders at his office, at the courthouse, on the internet. It does not allow him to go door-to-door telling people you have a sex offender living next door to you."
"The law allows the sheriff to put a list of registered sex offenders at his office, at the courthouse, on the internet. It does not allow him to go door-to-door telling people you have a sex offender living next door to you."
So, you admit it is a public record. Therefore, why are you trying to restrict the knowledge of the public record? When bad road conditions threaten the safety of your motorists, you should have a public record of situation, but also post warning signs at the locations.
In a lot of places, a real estate agent is not allowed to tell a buyer there is a registered sex offender in the neighborhood. They are allowed to tell people where to find that info for themselves.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 9:54 Comments ||
Yeah, anyone can look it up online. Most people don't. But the Sheriff putting signs on people's property can set the police up for some serious litigation. Especially if the offender gets hurt or killed by a vigilante. One unnecessary step too far, IMHO.
They botch drug raids by going to the wrong address. If they put one of those signs in my yard "by accident" i'd sue for 9 figures.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 10:16 Comments ||
I think it was brave of the sheriff and completely righteous. Maybe he knew of the continuing danger of said predators living there and took this desperate step to safeguard children during the season.
A sex predator of any sort deserves no rights. It is blight on our civilized world that legal systems draw the line at incarceration, and do not explore the death penalty for such.
Totally agree, Dron. However, as soon as we make a category of supercriminal, we make a convenient label to smear innocent people with. See: Nazi.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 10:31 Comments ||
A wide variation of what constitutes 'Sex Offender', too.
15-year old kid copping a feel tried as an adult comes to mind.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
10/24/2019 14:18 Comments ||
Every sex offender should be forced to attend a rehabilitation seminar at the local police station on Halloween to discuss their recovery and put them somewhere safe (from vigilantes and those that would falsely accuse them of crimes).
THIS is how you cut down on illegal immigration
[Breitbart] Four executives at an Illinois manufacturing plant have been charged with knowingly hiring illegal aliens, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reveals.
According to ICE officials, four executives at the sheet metal KSO MetalFab Inc. manufacturing plant in Streamwood, Illinois ‐ a suburb of Chicago ‐ have been charged with one count each of knowingly harboring illegal aliens and one count each of knowingly hiring illegal aliens.
The four executives include 81-year-old Dora Kuzelka, 62-year-old Kenneth Kuzelka, 56-year-old Kari Kuzelka, and 58-year-old Keith Kuzelka. ICE officials allege that the Kuzelkas knowingly hired at least 18 illegal aliens.
In 2017, ICE audited the company and discovered that more than half of the 67 workers employed had potentially used fake work authorization documents to obtain jobs. After being warned of the illegal alien hires, the executives fired the workers.
Later, though, ICE officials said KSO MetalFab executives rehired at least 18 of the illegal alien hires that had previously been fired through a staffing agency.
ICE alleges that the four executives instructed the fired illegal aliens to apply for jobs through the staffing agency so they could be rehired at a later date. A number of the illegal aliens used the same names they had used to get jobs at the plant originally.
Certified WBDE - Our Tax dollars at work.
KSO MetalFab Inc. is a certified WBDE (Women's Business Development Enterprise) Illinois-based Company. KSO MetalFab Inc. specializes in providing full service vertically integrated precision sheet metal fabrication and machining for both prototyping and production requirements.
The raison for cheap imported labor is to increase margins, hence imcrease profits. Which political party did the members of this family run business contribute to? Of course, the answer is probably both.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 7:06 Comments ||
Lower wages, increased rents... Which groups would benefit from that migration subsidy?
Koch Bros GOPpers and establishment greeedheads including Pierre Delecto-Danger and his ilk love illegal immigration. Our native-born workers are in their view lazy deplorables who deserve to have their wages capped due to a tidal wave of low-end, shit-wage, outside the law imported peasants.
This is by no means a Dem thing. It's part of the uniparty's Shitshow.
Lickspittle capitalists on any side will want continued illegal immigration. They won't care about the threat to integrity of polity or citizens, all they need is cheap labour and grateful imbeciles.
[Epoch Times] CNN President Jeff Zucker said he would be interested in hiring former Fox News host Shepard Smith after he left the network earlier this month.
Smith announced that under the terms of his agreement, he "won’t be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future."
But Zucker said that should the opportunity arise, he would consider hiring Smith, who spent 23 years at Fox.
"I think Shep’s a great journalist," Zucker said at a conference, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I understand he’s not able to take any jobs for the foreseeable future. When he’s available, he is somebody who is very talented and I would be very open to talking to him."
Smith was one of the first Fox News hires in 1996 and was the manager of the breaking news division of the network.
"This is my last newscast here. Thank you for watching today and over the decades," the 55-year-old anchor said in mid-October. "It’s been an honor and my pleasure. Even in our currently polarized nation, it’s my hope that the facts will win the day, that the truth will always matter, and that journalism and journalists will thrive."
[USA Today] WASHINGTON ‐ Add a prestigious $1 million "thinkers" award to Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fame and fortune.
The 2019 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture is given annually to "thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world."
Ginsburg, 86, who has served 26 years on the Supreme Court and survived four bouts with cancer, was chosen from more than 500 nominees, later winnowed down to five. She is the fourth recipient of the prize and the third woman.
The organization said Ginsburg will direct the prize money to charitable or non-profit organizations of her choice.
"I am delighted the jury has chosen to honor such a prolific leader in the field of jurisprudence," said philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen, founder and chairman of the Berggruen Institute, which seeks to shape political, economic, and social institutions.
"Throughout her career, Ginsburg has used the law to advance ethical and philosophical principles of equality and human rights as basic tenets of the USA. Her contributions have shaped our way of life and way of thinking and have demonstrated to the world the importance of the rule of law in disabling discrimination."
But remember. School teachers across the US have to buy pencils and paper out of their own pockets (hoary leftist chestnut) but there is money for this. And half a billion for Le Boon to sell Chinese communism here.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 12:13 Comments ||
re #6: Not some 'hoary leftist chestnut," but true. Daughter and son-in-law both math teachers and they spend a not trivial amount for school supplies for their classrooms.
One size does not fit all in this case.
I'd always understood:
* The decisions once made at the local level where schools face the parents have been shifted to the districts and further up to the Department of Education.
* That bad teachers can't be fired and are generally warehoused with pay.
* We've increased the number of well paid union reps and bureaucrats in most school districts.
Seems there is a solution taxpayers might accept
in there somewhere...
More like the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture people will find themselves facing serious jail time for undue influence of a supreme judge.
Likewise if Ruth Ginsburg accept, she will have to resign immediately because her judgement would be suspected of being influenced by the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture people and as such would not be able to judge fairly.
[AMERICANTHINKER] Margaret DeSanti, a self-proclaimed retired lieutenant colonel (sometimes captain) Army nurse, is a known phony Vietnam vet who was first exposed as such five years ago by TAH (This Ain't Hell), one of the military blogs that long ago took on the mission of guarding the veterans' community from those who falsely claim honorable service.
[seattleTimes] WEED, Calif. ‐ Authorities and family members say a man who had doused himself in a flammable liquid caught fire and was severely burned when a police officer fired a stun gun at him in California. Oh shit.
The Redding Record Searchlight reported Wednesday that Paul Jason Hall is fighting for his life with burns covering 70% of his body. His relatives say the 47-year-old has a history of mental illness.
The police officer also suffered burns during the confrontation Saturday in the northern town of Weed.
He was not identified and his condition was unknown.
Siskiyou County authorities are investigating the incident, which began when the officer responded to reports of a suicidal man attempting to light himself on fire. Mission accomplished.
Interesting systems-theory inspired, lowest risk tactic though. Thought up in Quantico probably. Shoot a man trying to kill himself with a stun-gun. Then whip out the cuffs while chanting a litany with a lot of 'Sirs' in it. Hold him in jug for being 'a defeatist with no sense'. This one will probably try again, and I wouldn't blame him.
Police in Weed declined comment because of the ongoing investigation.
[COLlive] For the first time ever, a Sukkah was placed within the White House complex in Washington, DC, to celebrate the holiday of Sukkos.
While only open to White House and Treasury Dept. staff and their guests receiving US Secret Service clearance, dozens of officials took advantage of the Sukkah’s presence during Chol Hamoed, with a small event just prior to the Sukkah being disassembled before Shabbos.
During several hours every day, those within the White House complex were able to make their way to East Executive Drive and spend time in the Sukkah to have lunch, bless the Lulav and Esrog and celebrate the Jewish Festival of Sukkos.
To the media it's just nowhere near as hip as the Bath House fambly's Chairman Mao Christmas tree ornaments.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 6:32 Comments ||
I didn't know. And the spelling is a bit different.
What is Sukkot?
Sukkot (Feast of Booths or Tabernacles) is one of the three biblically based pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim It is an agricultural festival that originally was considered a thanksgiving for the fruit harvest. Sukkot are hut-like structures that the Jews lived in during the 40 years of travel through the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt. As a temporary dwelling, the sukkah also represents the fact that all existence is fragile, and therefore Sukkot is a time to appreciate the shelter of our homes and our bodies.
How is Sukkot celebrated?
Sukkot is celebrated by, first of all, building a sukkah. Jews are required to eat in the sukkah for eight days (seven days in Israel), and some even sleep in the sukkah for the duration of the holiday. The sukkah is decorated and the first day is considered a holy day in which most forms of work are forbidden. The rabbis dictated that arbat ha’minim (four species) should be held together and waved during the holiday. These are based on four plants mentioned in the Bible, and the rabbinic version includes the following: etrog (fruit of the citron tree), lulav (palm frond), hadas (leaves from the myrtle tree), and aravah (leaves from the willow tree). This waving ceremony was performed at the Temple in the ancient world.
The seventh day of Sukkot is called Hoshanah Rabah. On that day in the synagogue Jews circle the room seven times while the arbat ha’minim are held and special prayers are recited.. Link
So long as you understand the details of your faith, JHH, you needn’t feel bad about knowing the less important details of someone else’s. I’ve been Jewish all my life, and never once put up a sukkah, though we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ones we helped decorate at our synagogue and the local Jewish community center over the years.
The different spellings in the article and Bobby’s link result from the fact that the Chabad chassids who put up the one at the White House use old-fashioned Ashkenazi pronunciation and transliteration. Bobby’s link uses modern, Israeli Hebrew, which developed from the Sepharadi (Middle Eastern) pronunciation and transliteration.
[AlAhram] Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... 's King Salman ...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians... appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud as new foreign minister, replacing Ibrahim Assaf, state-owned al-Arabiya reported.
[NYPost] Amit Patel, a disability activist, took to Twitter Sunday to detail the drama at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel in the UK after he spoke at an awards ceremony that gives recognition to animals and humans.
[BREITBART] Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno called Venezuela ...a country in Central America that sits on an enormous pool of oil. Formerly the most prospereous country in the region, it became infested with Commies sniffing almost unlimited wealth. It turned out the wealth wasn't unlimited, the economy collapsed under the clownish Hugo Chavez, the murder rate exceeds places like Honduras and El Salvador, and a significant proportion of the populace as refugeed to Colombia and points south... n dictator Nicolás Maduro an "ass" in remarks Monday during a meeting with Ecuador’s Confederation of Workers. At least he didn't call him "Bitch". Massachusetts might've sanctioned him
The insult followed a rant by the Venezuelan supremo, who ceased being the country’s legal head of state in January, in which he called Moreno "stupid" and claimed the credit for enabling violent leftist agitators in Ecuador and Chile.
Riots erupted in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, this month in response to Moreno announcing an end to a socialist gas subsidy that had been in place for decades, a provision agreed to as part of a deal to secure a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While the rioters identified themselves as members of unspecified indigenous groups, the Ecuadorian government revealed evidence that Maduro and former socialist Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa were paying foreigners to enter the country and commit acts of violence in its major cities.
At least seven Latin American countries issued statements in support of Moreno and condemning Maduro for encouraging violence in the wake of the riots. The riots died down when Moreno agreed to keep the gas subsidy in place for now. He has since been focusing on building closer ties to leftist groups and workers’ unions that he hopes will prevent future uproars.
Moreno was responding directly to remarks by Maduro henchman and U.S.-sanctioned drug lord Diosdado Cabello celebrating the riots when he referred to Maduro as an "ass."
"We are not shocked by Cabello’s joy, the joy of that ass governing Venezuela, Correa’s joy, it is definitely because they have their hands stuck in here," Moreno reportedly said in remarks published by the broadcaster Ecuavisa. "I have no doubt, under any circumstance, that for aggression, for hiring organized crime gangs asked to beat [people], to assault, to burn Quito, there was foreign money involved."
[FOXNEWS] The Chinese government is reportedly drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, whose leadership sparked the protests ravaging the global financial hub.
Sources "briefed on the deliberations" said Lam’s successor would be installed by March and serve the rest of her term until 2022, if Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to move forward with the plan. Lam was appointed for office in 2014 despite the fact her rival for the job, John Tsang, was far more popular with the general public, according to the Financial Times.
[WAPO] The incoming European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, was elected on a promise to deliver a "European Green Deal." A key component of her agenda is a carbon border tax.
What exactly is a carbon border tax, and what are its consequences for the global fight against climate change? This is what you need to know.
So what is a carbon border tax?
Slowing global climate change will require reducing carbon emissions from a wide variety of sources. To do that, some countries have introduced carbon pricing plans to make carbon use more expensive and help the economy transition to zero carbon emissions. A carbon pricing plan could take the form of a standard tax on carbon emissions or a cap-and-trade system.
But not all countries want to tackle climate change at all ‐ let alone set prices on emitting carbon. A carbon border tax, also known as a border carbon adjustment, imposes a fee on any product imported from a country without a carbon pricing plan. Hypothetically, the tax would adjust the price of the imported goods to be equal to those produced at home.
PG&E is a company that was bankrupted by climate change. It won't be the last.
Carbon border taxes could reduce global carbon emissions in three ways
First, these tax adjustments could solve the problem of carbon leakage ‐ when carbon-intensive industries such as heavy manufacturing move to countries that don’t regulate carbon emissions.
Second, they might help countries that want to lead on climate policy use their market power against those that don’t. Some observers hope that such taxes would encourage more countries to participate in global climate agreements. It might also help enforce these agreements by raising the cost of shirking on a deal.
The suspect's lawyer, Øyvind Bergøy Pedersen, told the daily Verdens Gang that the man was just trying to escape from police and had not deliberately tried to injure onlookers.
The lawyer rejected reported links with far-right groups.
A 25-year-old woman who was with the man was arrested as well.
They had been involved in another accident, during which their vehicle overturned, police said. When emergency services arrived at the scene, the man stole the ambulance while the woman fled.
The incident took place in a residential neighbourhood in northern Oslo, and while trying to get away, the man hit a woman with a pram carrying the twins. They were taken to a hospital but did not suffer any severe injuries.
[Washington Examiner] President Trump’s chief science adviser says one of his top priorities is to protect America’s research institutions from foreign exploitation.
The policy follows a string of high-profile cases of government-funded scientists being fired by universities for failing to disclose ties with China.
The issue has provoked fears among scientists that the Trump administration is treating foreign researchers unfairly, but Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said the issue is one of integrity and scientific ethics.
Declaring sources of funding and professional relationships, he said, is a longstanding requirement.
"It doesn’t matter where you come from," he said. "The individual researcher has to behave with integrity. If they know the rules and they break the rules, I don’t want them in the research enterprise.
"They don’t belong there. It’s just as if they plagiarized a paper or they fabricated a result."
In May, Emory University in Georgia dismissed two Chinese American brain scientists who failed to disclose overseas funding and research ties in China.
At about the same time a former Energy Department scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was charged with making false statements about his alleged involvement in a Chinese recruitment program. He pleaded not guilty.
[Red State] We’ve been bringing you some of the outrageous actions of the climate change gang, particularly Extinction Rebellion, the group that has been incredibly annoying to the general populace in London and who has flexed their ability to annoy in the United States as well.
In San Francisco, they linked hands and blocked traffic on both sides of the intersection at Gates Avenue near the University of San Francisco. Ironically, their actions were causing more carbon emissions while antagonizing commuters.
A gentleman in scrubs did not take kindly to them preventing him from getting to work. He let them know by ripping their banner out of their hands and tossing it over a fence.
Activists allegedly from the group got tossed out of a Long Beach, California In-N-Out Burger, screamed with bullhorns in the face of the poor employees and then found themselves in trouble with the police.
But now, the Daily Mail has dropped a big report on the group.
h/t Red State
The stunningly tragic story of little James Younger has gripped the nation recently. You’ll recall that little seven year old James’ mother is trying to "transition" him into a girl. His father has been fighting for custody to prevent that. Unfortunately he lost the battle and a judge and jury inexplicably awarded full custody of James to the mother. This happened even after a witness was prepared to testify on James’ behalf that when he is away from his mother he is a happy, normal, healthy boy who does not wish to be made a girl. She was turned away from the courtroom and denied the opportunity a mere 30 minutes before she was set to defend James.
The jury still has to deliver a verdict on some other details of the case, so there is a small sliver of hope that they might put the brakes on some of the weirder stuff James’ mom is trying to do. However, after an uproar of confusion and anger over the verdict Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced he will be sending in the Attorney-General and Protective Services to review this case. Now, to me this is important - a lot more important than Kurds (who seem to have made new & successful arrangement with Assad [Russia]), or Ukraine (who, eventually, going to mend fences with Russia - because independent Ukraine is like independent Yorkshire). A society that cannot protect its own children should not impose its mores on the rest of the World. (Also, IMO, our [Israel] bandarlogs consistently imitate yours [USA]).
The judge needs to be explaining why the witness was denied a chance to testify. This case and all the other outrages perpetrated by the crazies is why some people have decided no mercy, no prisoners once the frayed fabric of our society finally gives way.
I used to think that violence and chaos was just a Panty-fa thing, confined to mental-health cases in a few college towns and deep blue cities. This latest outbreak of madness is happening in one of the most conservative of the Dallas suburbs. Not just Dallas, not just the 'burbs, but the evangelical-heavy exurb called Coppell.
This suggesting that the mania has spread way beyond its blue-town boundaries and is threatening the entire country. No one is safe.
We've crossed the Rubicon. Widespread violence and social chaos are much more likely than not.
Isn't the word of a child enough for courts to decide what he/she wants, in a custody suit ? On one hand they elevate the Greta Thunbergs to leadership roles, the other they can't take a kid's word for who's the evil bitch at home ?
The insanity seems to be spreading. If we survive the post-mortum on leftism will be interesting.
(1) West won the cold war but didn't dance on the grave of the Communists so communism lingered on.
(2) Communists began full indocrination in schools.
(3) Dems decided they finally had a forever majority and over-extended in every way imaginable (except it was done with executive orders that were easily reversed).
(4) Venezuela collapsed and in the USA Trump was elected and the combo crushed their fragile worlds.
Posted by: European Conservative ||
10/24/2019 19:03 Comments ||
No, because she slapped a gag order on the husband, so it's suspected she's giving him public joint custody, then siding with the mom behind closed doors. Apparently this judge is as wacko as the mom.
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/24/2019 20:11 Comments ||
The left must be eradicated. If you believe in the individual above the state, that is "who you are."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 20:51 Comments ||
The headlines on the story at Rantingly.com:
Thursday: Texas AG’s Office And Department Of Family And Protective Services Looking Into 7-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Gender Transition’ Case
Video Surfaces Of Child From Custody Battle Saying His Mother Tells Him He’s A Girl
UPDATE: Judge Rules Dad Will Have Say In Gender ‘Transition’…
Grants Joint Medical Decision Making, Issues Gag Order On Father
Just run the judges name through a search engine. Have a look at her. That will tell you everything you need to know. Do the same for the mother, look at her patient ratings as a clinician. With the information available, it isn't necessary to speculate on these two loons.
The left must be eradicated. If you believe in the individual above the state, that is "who you are."
I've been saying this for a quarter century, I even said here about 10 years ago under a different nym and was promptly banned. You don't negotiate or reason with rabid animals. The Left are rabid. Seems that attitudes and opinions are starting to catch up with, and accept reality.
[DAWN] "Don’t think of yourself as separate from the community. Community policing is community-oriented police," said former Sindh police chief Niaz Ahmed Siddiki on Tuesday.
He was speaking at a workshop on ’Community policing for responsive governance’ organised by Shehri-Citizens for a Better Environment (CBE) at a local hotel here.
Speaking about community policing, responsive governance and ethical police conduct, he said to the traffic police personnel that they could not just stand by doing nothing while watching an offence because that would make them an accomplice.
"You are not just regulating traffic; you are doing a national service. You are supporting people, saving important lives. Yes, it can be a thankless job. But if you are unhappy, leave. Not everyone can do what you do. Not everyone has your quality, your kind of training, your expertise. So don’t take this as any regular job and don’t take yourself for granted," he said to them.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/24/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan
[DAWN] All the prisoners at the three sub-jails of Jamrud, Bara and Landi Kotal in the Khyber tribal district would undergo weekly medical check-up while they won’t be subjected to any torture at the lockups, officials said here on Tuesday.
They said the prisoners would undergo medical check-up under the supervision of medical superintendent of the district headquarters hospital in Landi Kotal.
Officials said under the strict orders and instructions from both the district courts Khyber and officials of the ministry of Safron in Islamabad, no Khasadar or Levies personnel would be allowed to torture any prisoner inside their lock-ups.
The decision to bar Khasadar and Levies personnel from torturing prisoners was taken after a Khasadar arrested a shopkeeper in Landi Kotal a week ago and then kept him in illegal confinement in a local cell. He subjected the man to torture to force him to give statement in his favour that he (Khasadar) was not involved in extorting money from shopkeepers.
Antibiotic-resistant E. coli is more likely to be spread through poor toilet hygiene than undercooked chicken or other food, according to new research from a consortium including the University of East Anglia. In Middle Ages they would routinely accuse Jews of poisoning wells because Jews got sick a lot less than Christians. Turned out, Jews - under religious obligation - would wash hand before eating. Later these habits of personal hygiene spread out. No more I guess - new Middle ages are here.
This is why robotics (in the food beverage industry) will be the third revolution in human health behind sanitary sewers and refrigeration. It's going to be hard on struggling actors and writers too, which is a feature, not a bug.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/24/2019 9:06 Comments ||
HANOI (Reuters) - A Chinese oil survey vessel that has been embroiled in a tense standoff with Vietnamese vessels in the South China Sea left Vietnamese-controlled waters on Thursday after more than three months, marine data showed.
The Chinese vessel, the Haiyang Dizhi 8, was speeding away from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone towards China on Thursday morning under the escort of at least two other Chinese ships, according to data from Marine Traffic, a website that tracks vessel movements.
China claims almost all the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea but neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.
Tension between Hanoi and Beijing escalated when China sent the vessel to conduct seismic surveys in waters off Vietnam in early July.
The foreign ministry in Hanoi has repeatedly accused the vessel and its escorts of violating Vietnam’s sovereignty and has demanded that China remove its ships from the area.
The ministry did not respond immediately to a Reuters email seeking comment on Thursday.
Police broke up a brief protest in August outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi over the survey vessel.
[Breitbart] General Mazloum Abdi, the pre-eminent military leader of the Syrian Kurds, thanked President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his efforts in stopping a Turkish offensive and negotiating a cease-fire.
General Mazloum, who leads the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), issued his statement shortly after the president announced the U.S. was lifting economic sanctions on Turkey in return for its commitment to a "permanent" cease-fire.
That commitment had been announced the day before, when Russia and Turkey agreed to joint patrols within 10 km of the Syria-Turkey border, and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) agreed to withdraw 30 km south of the border.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.