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AMAL, Hizbullah Supporters Try to Storm Riad al-Solh, Repelled by Tear Gas
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
You didn't write that War College thesis, somebody else wrote that thesis
[Mil.com] An Army deputy chief of staff has been retired at a lower rank after a watchdog investigation found he had plagiarized work for his master's degree at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a lieutenant colonel, Military.com has learned.

Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, 60, deputy chief of staff of the Army for Logistics, G-4, has retired as a major general, an official confirmed to Military.com. The U.S. Army War College Academic Review Board determined this year that Piggee had committed plagiarism while at the school, where he received a master's in military strategy.

According to a Defense Department Inspector General document reviewed by Military.com, Piggee's master of strategic studies degree and Army War College diploma was revoked based on the findings. The U.S. Army War College Academic Review Board has amended his record "to reflect a failure to complete graduation requirements," according to the document.

According to a published resume, Piggee was at the Army War College from July 2001 to June 2002.

"After an academic review board was conducted by the Army War College appropriate action was taken against Lt. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee," Army spokeswoman Col. Kathleen Turner said in a statement provided to Military.com. "Lt. Gen. Piggee was retired at the rank of Major General on December 1, 2019."
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Graduated 17 years ago and this issue is just now surfacing? Perhaps there is a bit more to this story.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  The "Biden Rule" allows him to run for POTUS a couple times in the future
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Must've been some other, undisclosable reason. Or a number of reasons combined. This sort of thing is too trivial for such an action. Happens in every military.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Piggee was assigned to logistics; who says the Army doesn't have a sense of humor?
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:03 Comments || Top||

#5  He really really pissed somebody off. This feels personal, notsome investigation but someone who was willing to dive deep to find a hook to ruin this guys career.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/12/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#6  He must have ticked somebody off that they are examining this just now.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Did they catch the evil Wanda from the w. Corp that sold him the paper? Was it in a blue folder?
Posted by: Angens Turkeyneck2026 || 12/12/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

#8  So they must be finally loading all the papers into a common database. Some of the universities around here have it and they can adjust the sensitivity on the screening to catch this type of cheating. Always site your sources...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/12/2019 13:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Read this.

Could he have been trying to move for a theft and graft free system ? In the current world we live in, I can only wonder.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||


First woman makes it through Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection
[Washington Examiner] A woman has made it through the Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection for the first time.
A famous Weeki Watchi Mermaid.
The unidentified woman completed the screening earlier this year, according to Military.com. The news was disclosed this month at a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

Despite women being permitted to be considered for SEAL openings since 2016, no woman has made it through the grueling selection process.

Candidates for Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection are chosen from Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, Officer Candidate School, and service academies.

And even after making it through the two-week selection this year, the woman was not chosen for a SEAL contract as she had not selected the SEALs as her top choice of career path.

"We do not discuss details of a candidate's nonselection, so it does not interfere with their successful service in other warfighter communities," said Capt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokeswoman for Naval Special Warfare.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 01:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [425 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Happy, happy. Joy, joy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Making it thru A&S is a preliminary step.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 1:52 Comments || Top||

#3  How far down did they dumb the PT?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/12/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Likely a CrossFitter.
Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 12/12/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah... how far down did they have to lower the bar?
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/12/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Navy SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS)

This is preliminary screening to qualify for SEAL training.
Since December 2015, women have been eligible to enter the SEAL training pipeline provided they can meet the same acceptance guidelines as men. Women accepted into the program undergo the same training regimen as do the men. As of November 2018, one woman has entered the training pipeline but dropped out during the 3-week Indoctrination phase prior to entering BUD/S. The policy is under review.
Posted by: Snusotle the Lesser4227 || 12/12/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm in no position to criticize since the bar would have to be below sea level for me.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#8  the bar would have to be below sea level for me.....

Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||

#9  Thank you , Skid. You make self-denigration worthwhile.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#10  A former BUD/S instructor colleague described this as an “exposure” for officers. Not comparable and generally not newsworthy.
Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 12/12/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#11  CL, she did not attend BUDS. Correct? She just did the pre buds (selection) training? Sort of like RIP for the Rangers or Pre selection for the Q course??
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/12/2019 13:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Likely a CrossFitter.dresser.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 16:06 Comments || Top||

#13  Correct #11. Not enlisted man’s (ahem) BUD/S. Sounded more like a flight of 5 oz beer samples versus being run under the keg upside down.
Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 12/12/2019 17:54 Comments || Top||

#14  Think subdermal layer of fat :). I HATED being immersed in freaking cold water for hours under physical and psychological pressure for what seemed like eternities (not BUD/S) and found it to be my limit for staying alive. I AM NOT SEAL MATERIAL! Hated that kind of stuff. If an XX can make it through, great.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 12/12/2019 22:50 Comments || Top||


Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’: Atlanta Newspaper Demands Disclaimer on Depiction of Female Reporter
[VARIETY] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is asking Warner Bros. and the makers of “Richard Jewell” to release a statement acknowledging it took dramatic license when it portrayed journalist Kathy Scruggs as trading sex for tips.

The Clint Eastwood film looks at the media circus that broke out around Jewell, a security guard who came under suspicion for orchestrating the Centennial Olympic Park bombing before being exonerated. Scruggs, an employee at the paper, broke the story that Jewell was under investigation by the FBI. The film shows Scruggs, portrayed by Olivia Wilde, sleeping with an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) to get the story. Scruggs died in 2001 at the age of 42. The paper has maintained that there is no evidence that Scruggs slept with anyone involved in the Jewell investigation.

“We hereby demand that you immediately issue a statement publicly acknowledging that some events were imagined for dramatic purposes and artistic license and dramatization were used in the film’s portrayal of events and characters,” the letter, sent to Warner Bros., Eastwood, and screenwriter Billy Ray, reads. “We further demand that you add a prominent disclaimer to the film to that effect.”

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Heard a piece about this on National People's Radio (NPR). Lots of outrage over the suggestion some girl journo may have boinked an FBI dude for info. Not denial. Just outrage.

No mention - absolutely no mention - of how the newspaper and the FBI totally *bleep*ed Richard Jewell's life based an FBI profiler's idea of who the perp was.

It's a good thing you can't reach thru the radio and strangle someone.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/12/2019 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Our era has witnessed a nonstop orgy of lying, casual slander, libel, and character assassination by the same people who'd have us believe they're defending democracy from "darkness" and malfeasance.

Screw these liars.

Now that Lin Wood has taken up Nick Sandmann's case, I hope that Sandmann wins big, and creates a precedent for a tidal wave of defamation suits against these preening, lying sacks of shit.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 1:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Scruggs. Reminds me of a truckstop bathroom lizard. Which would be an insult to lizards. Petri dish free clinic fake news Exposed.
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/12/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#4  .....dramatic license when it portrayed journalist Kathy Scruggs as trading sex for tips.

Trading sex for professional or economic gain? Suggesting such a thing is absolutely ridiculous.

[sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 1:27 Comments || Top||

#5  So the slutty reporter at least willing to get to the bottom of the story by sleeping with an FBI agent is now dead (giving the newspaper an excuse for claiming no evidence of sex for tips). Just maybe the FBI agent or his partner or his friend or his girlfriend or wife.......... provided the evidence. But how would a building full of reporters ever get to the bottom of this.... maybe sleep with Clint Eastwood?
Posted by: Airandee || 12/12/2019 6:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Dunno if she did or didn't, but pics don't persuade me toward the negative.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Hanged herself?
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Merc that is a very strange wiki site. English as a 3rd language?
Posted by: BrujoTejano || 12/12/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

#9  So it was OK for them to slander Jewell with false accusations.

When they feel themselves similarly aggrieved, it's a major crime and people have to issue retractions. Oh, my, the irony.

It's almost as if it's OK when they do it but not OK when anyone else does it.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 12/12/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#10  Re #3: Ya ne znaio. Ya Russki touriste. Ya ne panimyu.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#11  This reads like Eastwood was on target. Scruggs.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 13:15 Comments || Top||

#12  From JohnQC's link:

However, Scruggs didn’t live to see her name being cleared.

I love a happy ending.
Posted by: charger || 12/12/2019 18:22 Comments || Top||

#13  Hey press: Irritating, isn't it?
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:44 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Large bronze sculpture showing a young black man in a hoodie on a horse is unveiled in Richmond - permanently installed to 'speak back' to people looking at Confederate monuments in the city
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 10:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [446 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From the guy who brought us the confusing Obama sitting in the weeds painting, we get the hoodie is the same as a confederate uniform.

And with nappy dreads. Can't be black without nappy dreads or something.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Cool. Fight it out with competing artwork. I'm totally fine with that. I support it. In fact, I *love* it. Soooo much better than the alternatives.
Posted by: Secret Master || 12/12/2019 12:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Shitshow, Shitty Talent-free "Art" edition.

If your arguments don't convince, then create crap art in public spaces.

8-story murals with Greta as the Madonna, or a baby dressed as a cop and brandishing a loaded handgun, on the sides of buildings in downtown San Francisco.

Stupid and ugly sculptures of a homeboy on a horse.

Obscene tributes to trannies, pr0n, crucifix-in-urine.

= The Shitshow's Retarded Younger Brother's Attempt at Self-Expression
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 14:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't forget the childrens' wear. The 'slut' t-shirts, talent shows and self objectifying reality TV.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 14:24 Comments || Top||

#6  No matter what you guys say, battling artwork is by definition civilized. And I vastly prefer it to fighting it out in streets a la Munich circa 1920. Which is the direction we've all been heading in lately.
Posted by: Secret Master || 12/12/2019 14:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Meanwhile, on a separate issue politically correct game developers fearful of alienating muslims ruined the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise. Not that I can play it for the life of me, but I loved watching the thing.

Free Expression is Fragged
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 15:13 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm with you Secret Master.

The monument equivalent of putting an action figure on top of a My Little Pony...OK.

Haven't seen baby cop but the Greta, oh the Greta, they avoided the chin up looking away classic communist pose, but managed to make her cross-eyed, a very powerful symbolism I doubt the painter was going for..
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 15:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Reference Time Greta, chin up, looking away, leg forward in movement, background in turmoil yet not a flay of hair. Classic communism pose.

But Kansas, don't those posters usually have something about the subject which is hyper-physical, something beyond the real world, like shoulders twice as wide and hands three times normal size?

Look closer at that photo. What do you suppose the chances are of nailing that shot first try and in between waves? She stands there for anything longer than that first wave and she is wet, yet no wet marks, no beads of water, nothing. Then, with a breaker like that, the wave would be getting some assist from the wind. I see no wind flutter in the clothes or the hair.

Not nearly as decisive is the camera angle. Squeaky is not very tall, and here we have a focus at mid height, a hip shot. I'd have to be sitting down to get that shot - sitting on the cold wet rocks trying to get a good look. To be fair, digital cameras have remote viewing so maybe on the camera is that height. Maybe its all hi-def video and they picked an image. But it all makes the feet look awkward to me, that forward foot especially awkward for the task.

I ask which is more likely, a very impressive rushed first shot on a windy rocky noisy shore and getting the lighting perfect, or in a green room with her foot on a baseball and taking direction to get just the right amount of Mussolini chin?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#10  Ride like you stole it.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 12/12/2019 16:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Not Bee?
Posted by: Bobby || 12/12/2019 17:20 Comments || Top||

#12  Agree that putting up with the stench of public Shite-Art is preferable to maiming and killing each other.

Sort of like suppressing a gang rumble with massive stink bombs.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 17:40 Comments || Top||

#13  or in a green room with her foot on a baseball and taking direction to get just the right amount of Mussolini chin?

Trim around her image in a photoshop app, place it on a stock or personal background of choice, fiddle with sizes until you have your effect, paint shadows and highlights to match the background. No need for an actual green room anymore.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 17:47 Comments || Top||

#14  Indeed. I had to dink around with the magnetic lasso and even with a high contrast background, most time I spent zoomed in and polygoning the pic.

The difference between my fist PS and current is astounding.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||

#15  Got me. I called this one as the Bee.
Posted by: Nero || 12/12/2019 19:50 Comments || Top||

#16  Given the fluid and stupid nature of our modern world, it is an easy mistake to make, Nero.

/pedantic graphics nerd mode on
With a green screen (or any solid color background), modern graphics software makes it simple to cut out an image without all that laborious clicking and masking by hand. Quite nice for detailed work like hair and such. Once the background is gone, compositing that image into another scene is easy, although the devil is in the details when it comes to matching lights, colors and shadow.

No need for an entire green room, even for video. Portable green screens come in many sizes. You just need one large enough to frame your subject. Add some tracking markers so you can move the camera and you are well on your way to Fake City.

Long story short, photographic evidence ain't what it used to be.
/end
Posted by: SteveS || 12/12/2019 21:02 Comments || Top||

#17  I don't want a civil war, or even a rumble, but this is still shore that's shitting up our neighborhoods. I and a hundred other parents have to stare at this shit every week in SF.

It's ugly, stupid, offensive, demeaning.

It makes me feel like I'm in a slum that's been taken over by Chavistas or Bolsheviks. I have learned to avert my eyes, but it still sucks. It's an assault on the visual senses.

/rant
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 21:31 Comments || Top||

#18  Beware ye of citizens' vetoes,
Of night-riding wingnut banditos,
Of kitschy meme vectors,
PC disre-specters,
And... tee hee... that hoodied dude's Cheetos!

Posted by: Zorba McGurque3382 || 12/12/2019 21:43 Comments || Top||

#19  I believe Day-Glo is the shade you're looking for, you nutsy peckerwood Russian Supremacists. So help me, if I were trigger-rich (or totally judgement proof), I'd put up a re-ward.

Posted by: Zorba McGurque3382 || 12/12/2019 21:48 Comments || Top||

#20  I'd need about 30 cans of it.
8 stories talk x ~50m wide
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 23:23 Comments || Top||


Heartbreak, disbelief as volcano victims named
[Dhaka Tribune] The families and friends of Australian victims of the White Island volcano tragedy paid tribute to "wonderful" lost loved ones on Wednesday and expressed doubt they were made aware of the risks of visiting the island.

Seven of the nine people so far identified and named as missing by New Zealand police are from Australia.

An eighth Australian victim who died in hospital was named by authorities there late Wednesday.

That number is expected to rise.

Many more of the victims are expected to have been day-trippers from a cruise ship that left from Sydney.

As the human toll from Monday's eruption came into sharper focus, the families of four of those Australian victims - who are presumed dead - spoke out.

"Gavin was a wonderful son and brother," father Brian Dallow told media, saying it would have a "big impact" on the family, especially at Christmastime. "We're really going to miss him."

"We'll miss him at the cricket - I will, at least, and we'll miss him at the football."

"He was a generous man, always helping his family and his community."

Gavin Dallow was believed killed along with his 15-year-old stepdaughter Zoe Hosking.

"Our hearts break at the loss of Zoe at such a young age. We know her loss will also devastate her school community and the local Girl Guides of which she was an active member," her step grandfather said.

Her mother, Lisa Hosking, is among those being treated for severe burns.

Brian Dallow said he did not believe his son would have visited the island if he was aware of the risk.

"I think if he knew there was a danger, he would haven't gone on it. So I'm pretty sure they weren't fully informed of the dangers, otherwise he would haven't gone. I'm quite sure of that. That's the only thing I can be really positive about."

Brisbane woman Julie Richards and her 20-year-old daughter Jessica were also presumed dead.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, prancing about inside an active volcano is dangerous Who could have known? It sounds like a dashing adventure. Except for the getting dead part, I mean.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/12/2019 1:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah Hawaii.
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/12/2019 1:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Key takeaway: If you see flames and smoke belching from an open cavern in the surface of the earth and you can still breath, depart the area immediately.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Mother Nature was not impressed with the arrogant humans.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/12/2019 9:30 Comments || Top||

#5  An honest mistake. The Volcano a thought they were sacrifices.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:20 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egyptian lawmaker renews call for banning face veils
[AlAhram] An Egyptian politician has called for a full ban on the niqab, or the face veil, in Egypt, reviving a longstanding debate over whether outlawing face veils would be a violation of religious freedom.

Amna Noseir, who is also a professor at Egypt's top Islamic institution al-Azhar, has called for issuing a law or a government decision banning the face veil in all public places, saying it is not a matter of personal freedom, but rather a door to illegal acts and crimes, according to local news website Youm7.

Only a small minority of Moslem women cover their faces in Egypt, a predominantly Moslem country. However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
most Egyptian Moslem women do wear the traditional Islamic headscarf, or hijab, as a sign of modesty.

This is not the first time that Nosseir, who was a member of a committee that drafted Egypt's new 2014 constitution, which guarantees freedom of belief and the practice of religious rites, has called for the ban.

Rights advocates say a total ban would violate women’s rights to freedom of expression and religion, with many calling it a form of bigotry against conservative Moslems. Supporters say the measure is necessary for security reasons.

"Women should not be prevented from dressing as they wish, and a wholesale ban on this form of clothing would be absolutely impermissible and unconstitutional," said Gamal Eid, director of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information.

"But there can be guidelines regulating how women should reveal their faces to verify their identities," he said, adding that a partial ban where facial identification is required is not illegal.

The MP's remarks came days after a niqab-wearing woman, who was acting interim head of a state cultural house in the Nile Delta governorate of Beheira, was let go from her position after a journalist criticised her appointment in a post that went viral on Facebook. A culture ministry official later claimed the decision was not prompted by her clothing, but was due to the fact that a more senior staff member was more entitled to the post.

In late September, an Egyptian administrative court ruled against banning the niqab in public places.

Under a 2015 decision backed by an administrative court ruling, faculty members at Egypt's state-owned Cairo University are banned from wearing the face veil. A group of researchers are spearheading an appeal against the decision, with the next hearing scheduled for 19 January.

Many Arab countries have restricted the face veil, including Tunisia, which has outlawed it in public institutions and government offices, and Algeria, which has barred women from wearing it to work.

Western Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an countries such as La Belle France and Belgium ban face coverings, while others impose partial bans including the Netherlands and Germany.
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Bangladesh
4-year-olds raped in Narayanganj, Tangail
[Dhaka Tribune] Two children, both aged four, were raped in Narayanganj and Tangail.

The girl in Narayanganj was raped by her uncle in Sonargaon upazila on Monday.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the accused uncle, Jibon Hasan, 27, on Tuesday. Hasan confessed to raping his niece during preliminary interrogation on Wednesday.

RAB 11 ASP Md Alep Uddin said: "Jibon took his niece to his room and raped her. The child later revealed the incident to her father."

The girl has been admitted at Narayanganj General Hospital.

The other girl in Tangail was raped by a teenager on Tuesday night in Dhanbari upazila.

Police arrested the accused teenager, Momin, 12, from Sujolkor village last morning.

The child’s father filed a case, stating that Momin lured the child with a packet of potato chips before raping her behind a shop in the village.

Dhanbari cop shoppe SI Ariful Hasan said: "The teenager was produced in court and the child was sent to Tangail General Hospital for medical examination."

SISTERS RAPED IN GAZIPUR
Two teenage sisters, aged 18 and 17, were raped in Tongi, Gazipur, on Tuesday night.

RAB 1 on Wednesday arrested two rape suspects identified as Shraif Miya, 22, and Momin Miya in connection to the case filed by the elder sister.

RAB 1 Additional SP Md Kamruzzaman said: "The arrested have confessed to their crimes upon preliminary interrogation."

According to the case statement, the girls were waiting for their relative on the bank of the Turag River around 8pm when five unknown individual kidnapped them to an isolated place before raping them.

Tongi police OC Emdadul Haque said the girls had been taken to a hospital for medical examination.

2 ARRESTED FOR RAPE IN JESSORE
Police on Wednesday arrested two men for allegedly raping a woman in Chougachha upazila.

The arrested are Shahid Ali, 32, and Abdul Karim, 35.

According to the case statement, on Monday when the woman was standing near a local tea stall, its owner Shahid Ali kidnapped her and took her to a deserted place, where he and his accomplice Abdul Karim raped her. Later, Abdul Karim forcibly took her to his home, where she was raped again. Chougachha cop shoppe OC Rifat Khan confirmed the incident to Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.
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Caribbean-Latin America
Bolivia seeks Israel’s help in fight against terror after ties renewed
[IsraelTimes] Interior Minister Arturo Murillo says Israelis ’know how to handle’ terrorists; La Paz set up new anti-terror units aimed at rooting out ’threatening’ foreign groups.

Murillo told Rooters local police were investigating leftists with alleged ties to 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 President Nicolás Maduro
...Commie el presidente para la vida of Venezuela, successor to Hugo Chavez. Nick is his country's attempt at producing a Muammar Qadaffy, except that even though his country's sitting on an enormous puddle of oil, he can't manage to get it out of the ground...
whom he said was trying to destabilize the region. Bolivia’s interim government, headed by President Jeanine Anez, unveiled a new anti-terrorism police force it said was aimed at dismantling foreign groups "threatening" the troubled South American country.

Murillo said Friday that the units were "tough and not messing around," and that several countries had helped with training. He also said he had asked Israel for help, citing its experience with terrorism.

The minister said the state had to act to "free Bolivia from these narcosnuffies who have settled in the country in the last 14 years" ‐ a pointed reference to Morales’s term in office.

Morales resigned on November 10 amid swelling protests over what political opponents said was his rigging of October 20 elections. He fled to Mexico the following day after losing the support of the military and police, claiming to be the victim of a coup.

The transitional government of Anez, a former opponent of Morales, has denounced foreign influence in the country since taking power, naming Colombians, Peruvians, Cubans and Venezuelans at different times. Her government has blamed foreigners for provoking violent festivities during more than a month of post-election violence in Bolivia that has left dozens of people dead.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Commies


China-Japan-Koreas
Samsung: China smartphone factory closure leaves local community counting the cost
[SouthChinaMorningPost]
  • The South Korean firm closed its last smartphone factory in China in October after it had operated at the Jinxinda complex in Huizhou city for almost 30 years

  • Samsung relocated production to Vietnam and India in response in large part to the US-China trade war
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Wait until LeBron hears about this.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||


Economy
7,800 people have lost their jobs so far this year in a media landslide
  • [BUSINESSINSIDER] In the past month, layoffs and cuts have hit Verizon Media, Gannett, the CBC, and Highsnobiety, bringing the total number of media layoffs, cuts, and buyouts in 2019 above 7,800, according to Business Insider's tally.

  • The latest cuts followed layoff and buyout announcements at BuzzFeed, Vice Media, and Disney.

  • For comparison, it's estimated that some 5,000 media jobs were cut from the market from 2014 to 2017.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [396 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Learn to code.
Posted by: Nero || 12/12/2019 1:15 Comments || Top||

#2  When the quality of product declines such that people won't even wipe their ass with it for fear of STD, you can bet there will be layoffs.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 2:34 Comments || Top||

#3  It's a small start.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 6:47 Comments || Top||

#4  "Yes, I'd like fries with that!"
Posted by: Raj || 12/12/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#5  I suspect as with liberal Collages a decline is occurring and on going. 20% of liberal collages have closed so far this year and nearly 50% are estimated to close in 10 years. In contrast conservative oriented Colleges are expanding as I would suspect conservative media outlets as well.
Posted by: Dale || 12/12/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#6  A good start.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/12/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Morgan Stanley Prepares for 2020 With Job Cuts
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 9:51 Comments || Top||


#9  The MSM needs to be cleaned out. Part of the Swamp.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||


Europe
US will send 20,000 troops for largest European military drill since Cold War
[American Mil News] The United States military will deploy 20,000 troops to Europe in April and May for the largest military exercises on the continent since before the end of the Cold War.

U.S. Major General Barre Seguin said the exercises will be centered in Germany. According to Reuters, the troops being deployed will join with U.S. forces stationed throughout Europe and military forces from 18 other NATO allies, adding up to a total of 37,000 troops participating in the military exercise.

The training will reportedly test the alliance’s ability to move troops across the Atlantic into Belgium and the Netherlands before maneuvering them through Germany and Poland. The maneuvers parallel the "Return of Forces to Germany," or "REFORGER" practice operations of the 1980s.

The military training is reportedly meant to rehearse a military response to Russian aggression, such as its 2014 annexation of the Crimean region of Ukraine. NATO has already deployed battalions into Poland and the Baltics as a deterrent to potential Russian offensives.

Following the maneuvers, the U.S. troops deployed will return home.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 04:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The military training is reportedly meant to rehearse a military response to Russian aggression

I expect the Donks in Congress have a different plan when Trump is gone and they have more latitude on the subject. [Who's really the Russian agent in this story?]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#2  they have more latitude flexibility on the subject


FIFY P2k
Posted by: AlanC || 12/12/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  ..thank you
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  But what hotelier has 20,000 billets?
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  US will send 20,000 troops for largest European military drill since Cold War

Question asked yesterday but not answered: Why?
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Turkey?
Brexit?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Again: why?
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 14:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Cover for return of 70,000 troops?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 12/12/2019 20:11 Comments || Top||


This Is How The Green Berets Planned To Take Out Soviet's Special Forces
[Special Ops] Had the Cold War turned hot, there would have been no escape for the U.S. garrison in West Berlin. Marooned in a city more than 100 miles inside Communist East Germany, the U.S. Berlin Brigade‐and the British and French garrisons as well‐would certainly have been overwhelmed by Soviet and East German troops. Their presence helped keep half of Berlin free from Communist rule. But it was no secret that theirs was a suicide mission.

Yet there was a unique American unit with an even more hazardous mission: a small Special Forces detachment whose job it would during wartime to conduct guerrilla warfare against the Soviets and their puppet armies. That sentence bears repeating: Deep inside East Germany, in the midst of a vast Soviet military and secret police apparatus, a small group of U.S. commandos would attempt to blow up Russian supply depots and lead local resistance groups.

The phrase "suicide mission" doesn’t even apply.

The unit had many names over the Cold War. But as James Stejskal, a veteran of the detachment, describes in his book Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite 1956-1990, they always knew what they were getting into. "They were aware of the odds against them and the threat posed by the Warsaw Pact forces stationed just kilometers away. Despite that, no one wavered in their commitment to face and deter the Soviet war machine."
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 03:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [440 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Working behind ebemy lines, working with resistance, was the SF first mission. It was like the OSS and the Jedburgh teams of WW II in Europe. It's the context of Robin Sage, and why the guys have to be fluent in a foreign language.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 12/12/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Plan B: Get the Rus to assign all the Spetznaz to the Wagner Group. Given their casualty rate, problem solved.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  NATO also had its own stay-behind army it its own territory: Operation Gladius.

Only this one committed false flag terror attacks, and allowed identified terror attacks to proceed. Yes, this happened.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 12/12/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#4  If you're referring to Operation Gladio, you've got the facts wrong
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Operation Gladius was in a Star Trek video game.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#6  ^You sure? Not even Herb, never mind.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 12/12/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh look, a spelling flame. Haven't seen one of those for a while.

Operation Gladio is the codename for clandestine "stay-behind" operations of armed resistance that was planned by the Western Union (WU), and subsequently by NATO, for a potential Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest in Europe.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 12/12/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Erb, a plagarist?
Gee, attribute to Wiki, wouldja.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 16:03 Comments || Top||

#9  Oh, look, Herb falls for anti-western agitprop again.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 12/12/2019 17:01 Comments || Top||

#10  All the troll does is word search for "Herb" or "erb" and get his panties in a wad :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 18:25 Comments || Top||

#11  Gladio isn't agitprop. It was for real.

"During the Cold War secret armies in all West European states prepared themselves for possible Soviet invasion. An ETH study was presented last week that shows how these hidden groups operated and did not even shrink from terror attacks against their own people.

http://archiv.ethlife.ethz.ch/e/articles/sciencelife/NatoGeheimarmee.html

Gladio did not flinch from cowardly terrorist attacks against its own people. The population was to be unsettled so they would demand more security from the state. By using false trails and exerting control over the the judiciary, Gladio succeeded in laying the blame on the political opponents."
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 12/12/2019 20:25 Comments || Top||

#12  I know! I remember! We all died. Tool
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 20:34 Comments || Top||

#13  Now, now, Frank! If someone took the time to post it on the InterWebs, then it must be true.

Gladio was controlled by the military secret service Sismi and worked in close collaboration with the CIA. But apparently Gladio was also in league with the Mafia, the fascists and the Catholic Church.
Also the Illuminati, the Grays, the Reptilian Shapeshifters and other aliens to horrible to contemplate. OMG, what if Trump himself is an alien? Seriously, have any of you seen a full-body MRI that would tell us he is really human?
Posted by: SteveS || 12/12/2019 20:51 Comments || Top||

#14  Don't forget The Deplorables
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 21:24 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
'Shameful': Legal fraternity condemns violent protest by lawyers in Lahore
[DAWN] As the protest by lawyers outside Lahore's Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on Wednesday took an ugly turn, members of the legal fraternity slammed those protesters who resorted to violence.

PPP leader and senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan, while talking to the media, said that the violence was "shameful and should be condemned".

"Many of them will be candidates for the January election coming up. They want to become prominent. These people should not be allowed to even contest the elections. These lawyers are destroying the reputation of all lawyers. My head is bowed with shame," he said.

"They have attacked a hospital. For black coats to break the glasses and enter wards ‐ this should never happen. Everyone who took part in this should not be voted for."

Some members of the legal fraternity took to Twitter to express their concern and called for action to be taken against the lawyers for attacking a hospital.

Lawyer Babar Sattar called the violence "abhorrent" and pointed out that "it isn't the first such incident". He said that the bar leaders should call for the cancellation of the licences of the lawyers involved.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Kinda reminds me of the 1700's London "Hellfire" type clubs. Gangs of upper class thugs.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||


Day of terror, violence as lawyers storm Lahore cardiac hospital
[DAWN] At least three heart patients died on Wednesday after a protest by a group of lawyers against doctors at Lahore's Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Institute of Cardiology (PIC) turned violent.

More than 200 lawyers, who had ongoing issues with the doctors of PIC, stormed the hospital, vandalising property and damaging dozens of vehicles of visitors and setting ablaze a police van, according to Punjab Health Minister Yasmeen Rashid.

Patients, some in ambulances, were unable to reach the hospital while those receiving treatment were left unattended due to the chaos. Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
, who ordered an inquiry into the incident, directed the Punjab government to take stern action against all those involved in the attack.

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International-UN-NGOs
Greta slams 'misleading' climate pledges at UN summit
[Dhaka Tribune] Swedish activist Greta "Pippi" Thunberg
...an autistic sixteen year old Swedish expert on climate change...
on Wednesday accused wealthier nations of inventing ways to avoid slashing their greenhouse gas emissions, branding their climate action "misleading" at a summit in Madrid disrupted by festivities between youth activists and security.

The UN climate forum tasked with saving the world from runaway global warming has become an "opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and to avoid raising their ambition" to act on climate, the 16-year-old told delegates and observers to vigorous applause.

"Countries are finding clever ways around having to take real action."

Nations are gathered in Spain's capital to finalise the rulebook of the 2015 landmark Gay Paree climate accord, which aims to limit global temperature rises to "well below" 2°C and to a safer cap of 1.5°C if possible.

But the consensus-based talks are bogged down in politically charged wrangling over the architecture of carbon markets, timetables for the review of carbon-cutting pledges and a new fund to help poor countries already reeling from climate impacts.

Laurence Tubiana, architect of the Gay Paree deal and current head of the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Climate Foundation, told AFP there was slim prospect of major progress in Madrid.

She said the key issue of how ambitious countries' climate plans can be would only be settled at next year's COP26 summit in Glasgow.

"This decision needs political negotiations at the highest level," she said.

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Countries are finding clever ways around having to take real action."

It's great fun flying around the world, attending conventions, giving virtuous speeches, and making the all the parties. But when it comes to crippling your economy, well, that's a whole different thing.

Would it be rude to mention that the US, despite not being part of any silly climate treaties, is one of the few countries that has reduced CO2 emissions. Thank you, frackers!

(ignoring for the moment that CO2 appears to have virtually no effect on planetary climate)
Posted by: SteveS || 12/12/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#2  "Countries are finding clever ways around having to take real action."
A stopped clock is accurate at least one time per day.
Posted by: magpie || 12/12/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

#3  If St. Greta were really serious about fighting climate change, she would go to China and confront the government there.
If she made it out alive, rather than as an involuntary organ donor, she could then walk to India and confront the government there.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 12/12/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4  She'd find a bewildering welcome and even more bewildering stay here. By the time she left, she'd be declaring, "Everybody must learn from India, how superbly they are conserving the environment !"

No one understands and plays her game like us.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Whoa there squeaky, that's the great money laundering and graft game.

Could end up coming across Jormengandr next yacht jaunt.

But don't worry. Your arkancide will be blamed on an errant ice berg caused by climate change.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Welcome to the real world, Greta. Talking and doing are, always have been, and always will be two very different things.
Posted by: Tom || 12/12/2019 15:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Until that little freak confronts China I have no interest at all in the alleged dangers of "climate change".
Posted by: Crusader || 12/12/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Until that little freak confronts China

I'd settle for watching this little lady confront high school algebra
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 15:52 Comments || Top||

#9 
'How dare you ask me to work ?'
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 15:55 Comments || Top||

#10  just shut up already
Posted by: chris || 12/12/2019 18:10 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Trafficked: Kurdistan’s trade in human lives
[Rudaw] It was four in the morning in mid-September when Lydia* saw her opportunity to escape. She quietly let herself out of the Erbil house where she had been abused for the past month and fled, taking nothing but the clothes she was wearing. She had no shoes on her feet, spoke no Kurdish, and had only recently learned she was in Iraq and not The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
where she had been led to believe she would have a good job in a cleaning service.

The sun had not yet risen when she was found in tears and huddled behind a car. The men who found her, guards for a guest house on the eastern edge of the city, brought her to local tribal leader Nawzad Anwar Betwata.
Continued on Page 49
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli Student-Built Satellite Launched into Space
Main payload was RISAT2-BR1 - a synthetic aperture radar spy satellite for the Indian military
Israel’s aerospace education reached new heights on Wednesday when a satellite built by Israeli students, the “Duchifat-3”, was launched into space from India.

The satellite successfully blasted off into space aboard a PSLV-C48 rocket from the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Sriharikota launch site.

Duchifat-3, the third satellite in the Duchifat satellite series, is an experimental and educational spacecraft developed by high school students at the Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Centre (HSC) and students from the Sha’ar HaNegev High school in Israel’s southern region.

Alongside its educational purpose, the Duchifat-3 has two missions which will be carried out in parallel, featuring an on-board camera for earth imaging and a radio transponder for communication missions. The satellite images will be used for ecological research.

The Duchifat-3 satellite is small in size and weight, measuring only 10x10x30 centimeters and weighing only 2.3 kilograms.

The students worked on the project for nearly two and a half years, during which they designed the satellite, programmed its software and put it through rigorous tests until they were certain it was prepared for launch.

During their work, the students faced various scientific and technological challenges including the preparation of the satellite for its scientific mission, managing its energy resources, communications system, and more.

Additionally, the satellite must be stabilized in space for successful space-borne photography, a complex task that requires control of the satellite’s position in orbit.
Posted by: John Frum || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Doesn't Isreal have its own space program? If not, why not?
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#2  They do, Mercutio.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 15:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Israel's actually leading in the mid-east space race. The Beresheet thingy didn't go so well like ours, but both our guys in goggle glasses press on, for that unwinnable dark yonder.

The thing where we fling up each others' sats is a friendly exchange mostly. We actually benefit more in the relationship; from their freely shared Israeli innovation and engineering skills, top notch intelligence and support activities, discounted SOTA hardware. The best part is they're the only ones we deal with who are not arseholes about procedure. Every exchange is kept almost informally fraternal. The Langley goombahs and MI6 flat tops often wonder how so much gets accomplished so fast and with zero hassles with Israelis. They bring zero 'baggage' to the job.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#4  The thing where we fling up each others' sats is a friendly exchange mostly.

Also, sensor comms and control parameter ranging between payload, launch buss and multiple mission controls are multi-lingual normalized and exercised preflight.

Something team MUSK did/could not do.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 16:16 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
World's biggest database of 'digitally fingerprinted' child sex abuse images will be created by UK and US internet watchdogs in an attempt to stop them being shared online
[Daily mail]
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 10:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Instead it will be leaked and wind up on the dark web. At taxpayer expense.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/12/2019 14:40 Comments || Top||

#2  ..and be used to plant on 'opponents' systems.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm hoping the database will be just the fingerprints, not the images themselves.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Who decides what images are chosen?
Posted by: magpie || 12/12/2019 18:58 Comments || Top||

#5  ..Top Men(tm)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 20:01 Comments || Top||

#6  "There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now in control of the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousands channels, or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour, we will control all that you see and hear."
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 20:54 Comments || Top||


Chinese Reportedly Create a Pig-Monkey Hybrid, Seeking Human Organ Transplant Options
[The Independent] Chinese scientists have successfully bred monkey-pig hybrids as part of research into the growth of human organs for transplantation in animals.

Although the two chimera piglets died within a week of being born, both were found to have DNA from macaque monkeys in their heart, liver, spleen, lung and skin.

They were bred from more than 4,000 embryos which were implanted into a sow using IVF, according to the New Scientist.

A team from the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology in Beijing genetically modified monkey cells to produce a fluorescent protein allowing the researchers to track the cells and descendant cells.

These modified cells were injected into the pig embryos five days after fertilisation.

Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 02:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One step closer to ManBearPig...
Posted by: Raj || 12/12/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  What they don't have enough Muzzie Uyghurs?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/12/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  If all they want is maabearpig they should invite the Jessica Yanniv thingy over and tru to breed it.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Shit, a few painkillers and can't spell for shit...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Apparently islamic organs are unsatisfactory.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 12/12/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ easier to clean a pig-monkey?
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#7  If all they want is maabearpig they should invite...

Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Ha !☻
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#9 
Posted by: Angens Turkeyneck2026 || 12/12/2019 13:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Future options on the spot market for a new supply from Hong Kong?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm not eating it just because it isn't kosher!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 14:33 Comments || Top||

#12  The brains could be used as an upgrade for some politicians on both sides of the aisle.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:13 Comments || Top||

#13  They're trying to develop awesome bunny girls, cute cat people and adorable dog people.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 12/12/2019 20:05 Comments || Top||

#14  #13 Yeah, they have kind of done that. Take Henan Province, for example, where (according to Wiki) there are 150 boys 3-6 for every 100 girls. That will result in selective breeding. For this, or for that.
Posted by: Beau || 12/12/2019 23:32 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Pizza delivery driver kills one, shoots another after attempted robbery, police say
[Dallas 10 News] One person is dead and another was taken to the hospital after an attempted robbery Tuesday night in northeast Dallas.

The two had tried to rob a pizza delivery driver around 10:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Southwestern Boulevard, Dallas police said. That's located in The Village, a large development in the area.

The driver was armed and shot both suspects, police said. The driver was not wounded in the incident.

One suspect was 15 years old and the other was 17 years old, according to police records. One of them allegedly tried to run away during the incident but was later found.

Officials had not identified the person that was killed as of Wednesday morning.

The surviving suspect was arrested on a charge of aggravated robbery.
If your armed robbery resulted in a (justified) homicide, you usually get charged with that as well. WTF?
"After examining the totality of the evidence and interviews, the driver was released," Dallas police said in a post on their DPD Beat blog page.

The case will be referred to a Dallas County grand jury.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 02:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under:

#1  N/S bein’ N/S
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 12/12/2019 6:36 Comments || Top||

#2  If we don't deliver it in 30 min, please be patient. We're riddin' you of vermin along the way.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#3  If this had happened in one of the People's Republics (NY, CA, NJ, MD, IL,...), the driver would probably have been charged with murder.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 12/12/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#4  ..before or after the mandatory riots?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 8:10 Comments || Top||

#5  If your armed robbery resulted in a (justified) homicide, you usually get charged with that as well. WTF?

Poss 15 y/o not charged...because of his age.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||


WATCH: Ranting Residents Blame Jews for Antisemitic Terror in Jersey City
[Jewish Press] G - it would help if you put the source in the body, as I have done for you
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Aren't all rabid, bigoted antisemites supposed to wear MAGA hats? I didn't see any MAGA hats...
Posted by: Dave D. || 12/12/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#2  From Crown Heights pogrom in 1980s to Jersey City attacks in 2019.

This society is moving backwards.

The BLM and "woke" agenda is making things worse.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 14:10 Comments || Top||

#3  It's a satanic agenda. It's got to happen. But woe unto him because of whom it happens.

There are principalities and jurisdictions higher than behaviorism trained jurists and bureaucrats.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 14:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Came across Wall Street Journal Headline which has apparently been edited:

"An attack that left six people dead, including the two suspected shooters, has shaken a historically black neighborhood where an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community recently has taken root."

Love the picture, bunch of Jews doing Jew things right there in front of a black beauty parlor. Probably block store traffic too.

Gentrification, eh, blaming gentrification.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 16:33 Comments || Top||

#5  *Hat tip Weasel Zippers
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/12/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Black Beauty in his parlour.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 16:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Goddamn I'm evil !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 16:41 Comments || Top||


Dept. of Ed. Investigation Uncovers Over a Billion in Unreported Foreign University Funding
h/t Instapundit
An Education Department investigation revealed universities failed to report more than a billion dollars in foreign funding, which officials believe is only a sliver of the unreported overseas donations flowing onto campuses.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told the Washington Examiner she had launched a preliminary investigation into six universities but already turned up an alarming $1.3 billion in foreign funding over the past seven years from nations such as China, Russia, and Qatar that the schools hadn’t told the federal government about, despite their legal requirement to do so.
Only six? Imagine how much is out there just in the Ivy League schools.
"It is already a reporting requirement for schools to report all foreign contributions. From my perspective, it’s a simple requirement: Report all foreign money you get." DeVos said. "We’re going to continue to raise the flag on this, and we think, just given what we’ve seen scratching the surface, there’s a lot there that has gone undetected."

DeVos said foreign funding is an administration-wide national security concern.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But, but, but if these foreign funds are reported and possibly terminated, how will our sleeper agents and instructors be paid, housed, fed ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 3:07 Comments || Top||

#2  There go the ten or so BDS rallies and atheism TED talks planned for during christmas.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 3:14 Comments || Top||

#3  If they were unreported, they should be seized. Then like civil forfeiture make them work to get them back.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 6:49 Comments || Top||


#5  Good for DeVos.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#6  How much of that actually stayed with sticky fingers along the way, AKA "There's graft in that." ?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/12/2019 13:49 Comments || Top||


Leftists Panic After Trump Set To Enforce Ban On Antisemitism, What An Odd Thing To Be Upset About
[TimCast] "STOP ATTACKING FREE SPEECH!"
"Can I say I don't care about your pronouns?"
"NO! I AM NOT FOR FREE SPEECH!"
"But I thought you didn't want to attack free speech?"
Head explodes into a billion pieces

Posted by: Herb McCoy || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Gender is NOT fluid" hate speech. "African Americans' IQ average is 80" hate, hate, hate speech. "Israel doesn't have a right to exists" free speech.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Illegal aliens should be deported. Hate speech

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Hate speech
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 2:03 Comments || Top||

#3  I have a dream. That some people will just accept the boot and learn to live in their narrow confines until their future generations forget what all the fuss was about. Of course that boot must be MINE.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 2:22 Comments || Top||

#4  J street, Jewish Voices for Peace and a few other leftist groups have denounced the EO (which does not ban antisemitism but puts some mild pressure on Colleges and Universities to avoid endorsing the most rabid groups)
.

Posted by: lord garth || 12/12/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Vox published an explainer on the subject that shows once again what a master level troll President Trump is. Key paragraph:

But a draft of the executive order — published Wednesday morning by the news site Jewish Insider — is far less troubling than the Times made it out to be. The executive order has still not been officially issued, but according to the draft text, it does not redefine Judaism as a nationality. Instead, it appears to largely be a reiteration of 2010 guidance issued by the Obama administration aimed at providing a more expansive definition of anti-Semitism.

Boom. Mic drop.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Trump knows how to push buttons, and without wires or radio waves, makes empty heads explode.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/12/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#7  CBS News fell for it, too. I did a YouGov poll this morning where CBS asked if the respondent thought Judaism was a nationality or a religion. I thought it an odd question, but now I understand!
Posted by: Bobby || 12/12/2019 17:49 Comments || Top||

#8  SS Part 219: Barney Fife edition
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 17:50 Comments || Top||



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