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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Staten Island man charged with raping 11-year-old girl
[NYPOST] A 45-year-old man with a long rap sheet was arrested Sunday morning and charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in Brooklyn, police said.

Andre Clarke, of Staten Island, allegedly raped the maiden of tender years inside her Brownsville apartment around 9 a.m Saturday, police said.

The girl was taken to a local hospital in stable, pH balanced condition.

Clarke fled in a car following the alleged rape but was arrested after he was found in Queens.

Clarke is known to the maiden of tender yearss’ family, according to police sources, but the details of the relationship remain unclear.

The building where the alleged rape took place is also the address of Clarke’s ex-girlfriend, who has filed several orders of protection against him dating to 2016, according to police sources.

Four of his 11 arrests involved domestic violence incidents that allegedly occurred at that address, the sources said.

In his most recent bust on Jan. 22, 2019, Clarke allegedly attacked a 41-year-old woman at the Brownsville building, repeatedly hitting her all over the body causing bruising to her face and chest.

He was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to probation in October, according to sources.

Clarke’s other arrests were for theft, robbery, menacing, harassment, driving while intoxicated and assault.

In Sunday’s arrest, sources said Clarke has "a relationship" with the young victim’s mother, but it is unclear if she is the ex-girlfriend.

It is also unclear if the victims in any of his other violent crimes were minors.

He is facing three counts of rape, sexual assault, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

"Andre Clarke, the suspect from yesterday’s rape has been apprehended. Excellent work by Brooklyn North Violence Felony Squad and Special Victims for locating the suspect and making the apprehension," Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison announced on Twitter Sunday morning.
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#1  Coming soon - the latest iteration of the Twinky Defense.... "It's Staten Island - what else are you gonna do on a Friday night".
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Victim-less crimes!
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Book Review: Madame Fourcade's Secret War - The Daring Young Woman Who Led the Largest French Spy Network Against Hitler
[Lynne Olson] In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman and mother of two became leader of a vast Resistance intelligence organization ‐ the only woman to emerge as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group’s name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah’s Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases.

The name Marie-Madeleine chose for herself was Hedgehog: unthreatening in appearance, yet a tough little animal that, as a friend of hers put it, "even a lion would hesitate to bite."

No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence, including providing American and British military commanders with a 55-foot-long map of the beaches and roads on which the Allies would land on D-Day, showing every German gun emplacement, fortification, and beach obstacle along the Normandy coast. The Gestapo pursued Fourcade and Alliance relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of her three thousand agents. Although Fourcade moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Both times she escaped, once by slipping naked through the bars of her jail cell ‐ and continued to hold her network together even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around her.

In a dramatic account of the war that split France in two and forced its people to live side by side with their hated German occupiers, Lynne Olson tells the riveting story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself.

Reviews for Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

"At the end of World War II, the triumphant Gen. Charles de Gaulle designated 1,038 people as resistance heroes. Only six of those heroes were women, and Fourcade, who ran the longest-running spy network, was not among them. In "Madame Fourcade’s Secret War," her fast-paced and impressively researched account, Lynne Olson corrects that historical injustice. Marie-Madeleine Fourcade emerges as a vivid and pivotal player in the French Resistance."
‐The New York Times Book Review | Read full review
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 07:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And today she would look around Paris and wonder "Why did I even bother?"
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#2  One of her lieutenants was a reserve officer who was on board of battleship Bretagne when the British sank her at Mers el Kebir. He came vey close to being killed ans lost many friends. However just one day after that he said to himself. "It is horrible but it is needed the Britsh win". That is beacuse he had read Mein Kampf
Posted by: JFM || 02/17/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#3  That is beacuse he had read Mein Kampf

Such a broader view is admirable, JFM.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 14:34 Comments || Top||

Coronavirus: Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong
[BBC] Toilet rolls are currently in short supply in Hong Kong due to shortages caused by panic-buying during the coronavirus outbreak.

Knife wielding men robbed a delivery man outside a supermarket in the Mong Kok district, police said.

Police have arrested two men and recovered some of the stolen loo rolls, local media reports said.

The armed robbery took place in Mong Kok, a district of Hong Kong with a history of "triad" crime gangs, early on Monday.

According to local reports, the robbers had threatened a delivery worker who had unloaded rolls of toilet paper outside Wellcome Supermarket.

An Apple Daily report said that 600 toilet paper rolls, valued at around HKD1,695 ($218; £167), had been stolen.

Stores across the city have seen supplies massively depleted with long queues when new stock arrives.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 02:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Something to add to the shopping list against future need.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 15:13 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Chinese city uses remote-controlled mini-tanks to spray disinfectant in residential areas hit by coronavirus
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 15:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bunch of these tanks and drones just sitting around huh.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/17/2020 16:22 Comments || Top||

Heathrow airport Holiday Inn is CLOSED and turned into a coronavirus quarantine center
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Planes carrying 340 US cruise passengers back from Japan land in California and Texas with 14 evacuees placed in ISOLATION chambers when officials realized they had tested positive for coronavirus
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 10:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

Death toll from China’s new #coronavirus epidemic jumps past 1,700 after 100 more people died in hard-hit Hubei province
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It’s A Lie: What The Chinese Aren’t Telling Us
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/17/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

Orangutan granted ‘personhood’ turns 34, makes new friend
Robert Heinlein wrote this as a short story fifty years ago. Sandra didn't even have to sing "Suwanee River."
[APNEWS] A orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina
...a country located on the other side of the Deep South. It is covered with Pampers and inhabited by Grouchos, who dance the Tangle. They used to have some islands called the Malvinas located where the Falklands are now. They're not supposed to cry for Evita...
and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine’s Day with a special new primate friend.

Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, says Sandra "has adjusted beautifully to her life at the sanctuary" and has befriended Jethro, a 31-year-old male orangutan.

Prior to coming to Florida, Sandra had lived alone in a Buenos Aires zoo. Sandra was a bit shy when she arrived at the Florida center, which is home to 22 orangutans.

"Sandra appeared most interested in Jethro, and our caregivers felt he was a perfect choice because of his close age, calm demeanor, and gentle nature," Ragan said in a news release. "Sandra still observes and follows Jethro from a distance while they are in the process of getting to know and trust each other. But they are living harmoniously in the same habitat spaces as they continue to gain confidence in their relationship."

Judge Elena Liberatori’s landmark ruling in 2015 declared that Sandra is legally not an animal, but a non-human person, and thus entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by people, and better living conditions.
So, more rights than a human fetus...
"With that ruling I wanted to tell society something new, that animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them," she told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

But without a clear alternative, Sandra remained at the antiquated zoo, which closed in 2016, until leaving for the U.S. in late September. She was in quarantine for a month at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas before arriving in Florida.

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#1  Jethro and I will be speaking at Gombe 60 in March.
Jane has promised to bring lots of bananas. Please do join us.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Did Jethro register to vote?
Posted by: SteveS || 02/17/2020 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  His Cook County, Illinois sister Kim aka [Red] Foxx registered him to vote there
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/17/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Dershowitz: I have a 302 Form showing President Zero "personally asked FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of SOROS - details to come soon..."
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 11:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ouch, those torpedoes circle back to the Zero...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/17/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Is the logjam/bulwark around Champ showing the first signs of a crack? This public tease clearly has a deeper meaning and purpose. Given the players, the prof needs to watch his back...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 02/17/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#3  With all the anti-Trump 'leaking' by the deep-state folks, I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't a few folks in those organizations that might feel otherwise inclined.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/17/2020 13:17 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Once "leaking" becomes the New Normal™.
Posted by: magpie || 02/17/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

#5  I think we can all agree that the (soon-to-be) late Dershowitz was a principled individual.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 13:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Tired of hearing about all this 'stuff' people have, Dershowitz, Rudy, others: either fish or cut bait.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/17/2020 14:13 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
South Sudan rebels reject a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states
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Chinese article on possible origins of the virus.
Hit the link.

[Way Back Machine] The 2019-nCoV has caused an epidemic of 28,060 laboratory-confirmed infections in human including 564 deaths in China by February 6, 2020. Two descriptions of the virus published on Nature this week indicated that the genome sequences from patients were almost identical to the Bat CoV ZC45 coronavirus. It was critical to study where the pathogen came from and how it passed onto human. An article published on The Lancet reported that 27 of 41 infected patients were found to have contact with the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan. We noted two laboratories conducting research on bat coronavirus in Wuhan, one of which was only 280 meters from the seafood market. We briefly examined the histories of the laboratories and proposed that the coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory. Our proposal provided an alternative origin of the coronavirus in addition to natural recombination and intermediate host.
Emphasis added.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  We briefly examined the histories of the laboratories and proposed that the coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory.

Yes, as many have suspected all along.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 4:04 Comments || Top||

The Mysterious Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus
[The Epoch Times] Later, Li and Shi jointly conducted a gain-of-function study published in the Journal of Virology in September 2015 on the MERS virus and a bat virus (strain HKU4) in 2015. Since MERS virus can enter human cells but HKU4 can not, they introduced 2 single mutations in the HKU4 spike protein and found that the new mutant S protein can enable HKU4 to enter human cells. If they mutated 2 sites in MERS spike, the resulting MERS pseudovirus (experimental virus) cannot enter human cells anymore.

Furthermore, Shi's group joined an international group to generate a chimeric virus with the bat virus SHC014 they harvested in Yunnan. Since they know SHC014 is unlikely to bind to human ACE2, they "synthesized the SHC014 spike in the context of the replication competent, mouse-adapted SARS-CoV backbone". So, that is a lab-engineered virus with SARS-CoV Mouse adapted backbone (MA15) but with SHC014 spike.

To their surprise, the chimeric virus (SHC014-MA15) can use SHC014 spike to bind to human ACE2 receptor and enter human cells. SHC014-MA15 can also cause disease in mice and cause death as well. Existing vaccines to SARS cannot protect animals from SHC014-MA15 infection. Therefore, these chimeric virus studies can lead to the generation of more pathogenic, more deadly CoV strains in mammalian models.

Due to the U.S. government-mandated pause on the gain-of-function (GOF) studies, this international research did not proceed further at that time. However, there is no evidence that Shi's group in China stopped any further study on the track of introducing GOF mutations on the CoV. And it is clear that Shi's group already mastered the reverse-engineering technology that is sufficient to introduce mutation in current SARS-CoV or SARS-Like CoV to create mutant infectious coronavirus.

Interestingly, Shi's group published on bioRxiv on Jan. 23, 2020 that a new bat coronavirus that they detected in Yunnan, named BatCov RaTG13, shares 96.2 percent overall genome sequence identity with 2019-nCoV. However, this virus was never mentioned or published in their research before.
Long, semi-technical article regarding work done in 2007 - 2019. Scroll down to the section labelled "Track Record of Wuhan Institute of Virology on Engineering ’Gain-of-Function’ Bat SARS-Like CoV"
Posted by: KBK || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What was that old SF story with the tag line "Idiot children with a machine gun"?
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#2  SHC014-MA15 can also cause disease in mice and cause death

A better mouse trap?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 11:19 Comments || Top||

#3  "Gain-Of-Function"...an ominous phrase.

I wondered about the author. No prior credits. Perhaps this gentleman.
Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 02/17/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

Confirmed - Coronavirus came from Wuhan lab.
[Daily Mail] Chinese scientists believe the deadly coronavirus may have started life in a research facility just 300 yards from the Wuhan fish market.

A new bombshell paper from the Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology says that the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (WHCDC) could have spawned the contagion in Hubei province.

'The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus,' penned by scholars Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao claims the WHCDC kept disease-ridden animals in laboratories, including 605 bats.

It also mentions that bats - which are linked to coronavirus - once attacked a researcher and 'blood of bat was on his skin.'

The report says: 'Genome sequences from patients were 96% or 89% identical to the Bat CoV ZC45 coronavirus originally found in Rhinolophus affinis (intermediate horseshoe bat).'

It describes how the only native bats are found around 600 miles away from the Wuhan seafood market and that the probability of bats flying from Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces was minimal.

In addition there is little to suggest the local populace eat the bats as evidenced by testimonies of 31 residents and 28 visitors.

Instead the authors point to research being carried out withing a few hundred yards at the WHCDC.

One of the researchers at the WHCDC described quarantining himself for two weeks after a bat's blood got on his skin, according to the report. That same man also quarantined himself after a bat urinated on him.

And he also mentions discovering a live tick from a bat - parasites known for their ability to pass infections through a host animal's blood.

'The WHCDC was also adjacent to the Union Hospital (Figure 1, bottom) where the first group of doctors were infected during this epidemic.' The report says.

'It is plausible that the virus leaked around and some of them contaminated the initial patients in this epidemic, though solid proofs are needed in future study.'

And as well as the WHCDC, the report suggests that the Wuhan Institute of Virology could also have leaked the virus, as has previously been reported by MailOnline.

'This laboratory reported that the Chinese horseshoe bats were natural reservoirs for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) which caused the 2002-3 pandemic,' the report says.

'The principle investigator participated in a project which generated a chimeric virus using the SARS-CoV reverse genetics system, and reported the potential for human emergence 10. A direct speculation was that SARS-CoV or its derivative might leak from the laboratory.'

The report concludes that 'the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.'

It comes as the outbreak has infected more than 69,000 people globally, with 1,665 deaths in China - most of these in the central province of Hubei.

Posted by: 3dc || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [365 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Murphy's Razor says some low level peon at the Institute saw a way to make a quick profit by selling those animal corpses that were only going to be incinerated anyway at the market.
Posted by: Whung Flosing9313 || 02/17/2020 4:46 Comments || Top||

#2  all the info in the article, even if true, does not prove 2019-nCoV came from the animals

it will take a lot more research to come to a conclusion

in the meantime, all the research efforts need to go to stopping the spread of the virus
Posted by: lord garth || 02/17/2020 5:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Wasn't this research lab supposed to comply with the highest biosafety standards?

If so, how is it possible that humans were repeatedly exposed to infected animals' bodily fluids without anyone reviewing the safety standards or closing this clearly unsafe facility?

If they were this careless about human safety did they also neglect protecting different animal populations from cross infecting each other?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 02/17/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Because it's China? They only go through the motions of procedure. They can short-circuit it at any time. If you expose them as a fraud, they get angry at YOU because you made them lose face. This is what happens when generations of people are raised in a system that tells them to speak things they know are not the truth.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 02/17/2020 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  This is why China doesn't want the world's experts helping them and snooping around.
Posted by: gorb || 02/17/2020 14:42 Comments || Top||

Background on the Wuhan lab: Coronavirus Exposed, Part 1: Communist Coverup, or Pandemic Bioweapon of Mass Destruction?
An archive file at the title link
Posted by: 3dc || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Embrace the power of "and".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 4:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Still wondering why they would develop a bug that disproportionately affects Asians.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Imagine if they used it on Taiwan while blockading the island at the same time.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/17/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ necessary enforcement mechanism for the Social Credit system?
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Imagine if they used it on Taiwan while blockading the island at the same time.

Or Hong Kong, or Nepal, or Uyghurs or China Sea islanders
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 11:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Most in danger (according to the chart) are the Japanese.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/17/2020 11:31 Comments || Top||

Microsoft is forced to pull a disastrous Windows 10 update that caused computers to crash and keep freezing
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 15:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not the first time...
Posted by: magpie || 02/17/2020 16:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Windows ME?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/17/2020 16:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Microsoft are like crack peddlers. One silly thing will pop out at you every few weeks;

"You just have to get this update ! It fixes an issue that someone could exploit to compromise your bladder remotely and force you to urinate at inopportune moments !"

Just uncheck everything and close it and you never have any problems. Win10 doesn't allow you to turn off the fucking updater. At least mine doesn't. I have to tell it 'I'll select which updates I want', then uncheck everything it shows is absolutely necessary. Little bastard still takes a lot of bandwidth in the background.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Linux is free. I use Debian with the xfce4 desktop, which is kinda-sorta like the Apple desktop. All the software I use is free.

My wife uses Win10. Every time I have to do something on her machine I end up cursing.
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 20:25 Comments || Top||

#5  I have a Win 10 laptop that I had to buy because we needed to submit an invoice to Microsoft, and, get this, it could only be done with Windows. And not with the new Edge browser, but only with the old IE. To quote a MS exec on the line during the resulting problem solving, "We really need to do something about this."

So, I don't use it much, like once every few months for business sites that can't handle Mac.

As soon as I start it up, it starts downloading massive updates I have a dsl that runs about 1.5 Mbit. The Win laptop takes all 100% of that and everything else grinds to a halt. So, I have to power it off and try again when I go to bed.

In the AM it's not done. Continue the next night. Last time it took three days and infinite reboots to get the thing updated.

Updating Linux never takes more than a couple of hours, assuming I haven't done it lately. But usually, I have my Linux boxes on auto update and they run in the middle of the night and never cause problems.

You can't schedule update downloads in Win 10, only delay the reboots to the night. How nice of them. Anytime it discovers an update is available, it starts to download it and I have to power it off to preserve domestic tranquility.
Posted by: KBK || 02/17/2020 21:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Little bastard still takes a lot of bandwidth in the background.

When Win10 came out, people noticed that it was spyware masquerading as an operating system.
Posted by: Sholuling Sneatch7607 || 02/17/2020 21:52 Comments || Top||

World Health Organization holds secretive talks with tech giants Google, Facebook and Amazon to tackle the spread of misinformation on coronavirus
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 10:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe they can filter out disinformation from the Workd Health Org?
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe I'm way off base here but shouldn't the WHO have higher priorities, like containing the virus and working towards a cure?
Posted by: Raj || 02/17/2020 13:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe they can filter out disinformation truth from the Workd Health Org? readership.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 14:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Nah priority is to find everyone who told them to sod off when they asked for half a billion.

But first gotta scrub that information about the WHO saying this is no big deal.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/17/2020 16:24 Comments || Top||

Tricare to Add 'Female Viagra' to Covered Drugs List
[Mil.com] Tricare plans next week to expand its coverage of drugs used to treat premenopausal women with low sexual desire, a Tricare official said via email Thursday.

Over the last five years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved two drugs to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD): the daily pill Addyi in 2015, and a self-administered injection, Vyleesi, in 2019.

Tricare officials said they plan to add Vyleesi to the list of covered drugs beginning Feb. 19. Addyi is already covered.
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After delays, Trump on track to build more than 450 miles of border wall
[Politico] After years of setbacks, President Donald Trump is on track to build more than 450 miles of a wall along the southern border within the year, the White House says, making good on a campaign pledge as he seeks reelection.

"The project will substantially be done by the end of the year or early next year," Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, said in an interview Friday with POLITICO. "That was a promise, and it’s important that it’s now being accomplished."
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Home Front: Politix
Pres. Trump Puts on Spectacular Show of 'American Glory' at NASCAR with Air Force One and 'The Beast'
[PJ] NASCAR fans got the show of the century on Sunday at the Daytona 500 when the grand marshal of the event, President Donald J. Trump, made his entrance by buzzing the Daytona International Speedway in Air Force One‐only 800 feet off the racetrack. Announcers called it "one of the most incredible things" ever seen.

"I've been to a lot of Daytona 500s, but never have I felt [this] excitement and energy...we've got the president landing right now!" said one of the announcers. No president has ever been the grand marshal of the Daytona 500. Look at this photo!
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#1  ...The best part is that the networks HAD to show 100K people standing up and cheering for Donald J. Trump...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 02/17/2020 4:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Sometime before the election, I'd like to see the 'Beast' stop along some Iowa country road and give this fellow and his dog a ride back to town.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 4:18 Comments || Top||

#3  New York Times Has An Issue With Trump's Daytona 500 Appearance - The crowd loved him. So, of course, media decided it was improper.

Air Force One flew low, just 800 ft above the massive crowd gearing up to watch the 62nd running of the Daytona 500. President Donald Trump, with the First Lady, Melania Trump, took to the microphone and addressed the crowd: talking about the love of NASCAR, and the more important love of country. The tens of thousands in attendance cheered. He joked with FOX Sports about jumping in a car and racing a few laps. And after uttering the classic words of racing, he got into the presidential limo - affectionately known as "The Beast" - and led the drivers around the track.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 6:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Did the Slimes compare it to Zero's buzzing of Manhattan, reminding folks of airliners smashing into tall buildings?
Posted by: Bobby || 02/17/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Trump is an entertainer at heart. And he entertained the fuck out of those people.

Naturally the regressive left had a collective heart attack.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/17/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#6  "... 800 ft above the massive crowd ...." No, the flight was not above, but at a safe angle from the massive crowd.
Posted by: b || 02/17/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||

#7  The Dems can easily top this by having Bernie ride in a tank.
Posted by: Matt || 02/17/2020 9:46 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Snark O'The Day!
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Thanks, but seriously, that was just (bleep)ing awesome. I'd like to see the video set to "Born To Be Wild". Mini-Mike doesn't have enough money to offset that kind of publicity -- he would definitely come up short.
Posted by: Matt || 02/17/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

#10  Would love to see a pic of the Lenin impersonator at the turret, gussied up like Dukakis
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#11  With some contact lenses, the right helmet and a bit of the makeup woman's art, Bernie could be a ringer for Patton.

He's got the sneer of command ... well, a perpetual scowl, anyway
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Lex scowl maybe but Patton was like no other. His command of military history was almost spiritual. His death to this day I have always felt was an assassination.
Posted by: Dale || 02/17/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||

#13  Ok then a ringer for Larry David in the turret
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

#14  A Soviet colonel of tanks
Advanced to the front of the ranks.
He detested the Whites
And the rich and the right,
Sneaky allies, their friends, and... the banks.
Posted by: Chamble the Furry5004 || 02/17/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#15  Gonna put him in a T-19?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/17/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

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US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique heartbeat hundreds of feet away
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The Westland Lysander with Shuttleworth Pilot Frank Chapman (video)
Posted late yesterday as a comment by our own Knuckles Spavins.
Sometimes the internet's not so bad. A while back, I notice the other Lysander pic and think, "Ah, Lysanders, of course... but how the hell do I even know that?" Fifteen minutes later, I still have no idea -- Janes forty years ago was not that memorable -- but I'm ready to take one up myself. Well, with a cheatsheet. And maybe not at night.

Shuttleworth "Pilot's Chat"

Another hour... "Well, I'd hate to wreck your lovely historic Spitfire, but if you're sure it's all right..." Thanks... and for the history and nostalgia items generally (painful poignancy of many notwithstanding).
Posted by: Knuckles Spavins2792 || 02/16/2020 23:54
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#1  That was time well spent. One video leads to another, fun stuff.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/17/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Shuttleworth has a great collection. If you ever get the oportunity to visit, its well worth it.
Posted by: Classer || 02/17/2020 15:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Been to RAF Duxford. Only had a couple of hours. Could have spent 2 days. Very impressive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Duxford was great, Besoker! Had a great visit with a mechanic overhauling a Merlin V-12 engine. Saw a B-29, airworthy P-38, German fighters, prototype Concorde airliner, which I saw doing cold weather tests in January 1973 in Fairbanks. It is a fantastic museum. 5 big hangers.

There was a pub there called The John Barleycorn. Great food and drink. Even had the music and words to the song "John Barleycorn" hand written on music paper in india ink in the old style.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/17/2020 17:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Sitting in the ready room (pre-flight briefing), same chairs, chalk board, hearing engines being run-up on still active flight line just outside... lights go out, actual WWII briefing movie rolls. Goose bumps! Lots of goose bumps.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Thank you Besoeker.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/17/2020 17:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Here is the website for the JOHN BARLEYCORN PUB in Duxford. Great place.

Also, here is the website for the IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, DUXFORD.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/17/2020 19:00 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Fight the SS -- Plaintiffs in Discrimination Case vs Tranny/Hoaxer Sprinters: "'Our dream is not to come in 2nd or 3rd place, but to win FAIR and SQUARE. All we're asking for is a fair chance'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] High school runner beats her transgender competitor in state championship just two days after filing a lawsuit to block the track star from competing with girls due to 'unfair advantage'
  • Canton High School girl Chelsea Mitchell won the Class S 55-meter dash title on Friday with her time of 7.18 seconds

  • She beat Bloomfield High School student Terry Miller's 7.20 seconds

  • Families of Mitchell, Selina Soule and Alanna Smith filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating

  • The lawsuit centers on two transgender sprinters, Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who have frequently outperformed their cisgender competitors

  • Friday, Mitchell put her win down to her own talent not the potential affects of the lawsuit on the athletes involved

  • But Mitchell doesn't think her win will affect the case because there are 'still tons of girls that lose on a daily basis'
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#1  Vile. Grotesque. The ne plus ultra of The Shitshow.
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  IMO, while trans-athletes are contemptible little shits, they are a reaction to two generations of anti-male discrimination.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 2:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes and all the female to male trannies winning in Male events...

Oh there aren't any...

Just don't have any discrimination on events.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/17/2020 3:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Get rid of Title IX, otherwise I don't give a shit.

Five'll get you ten that most of these girls will grow up to be Faceborg winebox moms who faithfully pull the lever for the Dems in future elections.

"Mean tweets! Reeee!!!"
Posted by: charger || 02/17/2020 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  The lawsuit centers on two transgender male sprinters, Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who have frequently outperformed their cisgender female competitors

How is it possible to type out such drivel and not laugh while you're doing it?
Posted by: Raj || 02/17/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ How? Newspeak(wiki)
crimestop — to rid oneself of unorthodox thoughts that interfere with believing the tenets of Ingsoc, the ideology of the Party
Posted by: magpie || 02/17/2020 13:17 Comments || Top||

#7  All we're asking for is a fair chance

I feel your pain. Really I do.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

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