[NYPOST] The man who allegedly slit a French tourist’s throat last week has been arrested, the NYPD announced Monday.
Khalief Young, 28, was busted by an officer who spotted him on the street around 3:50 p.m. Monday, police sources told The Post.
He was charged with two counts of assault in the second degree, police said.
Young is accused of slashing 27-year-old Gabriel Bascou in the neck on Valentine’s Day just as he and his girlfriend were walking out of an IHOP around 11 a.m. on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard near West 132nd Street.
Bascou was caught on video bleeding on a sidewalk as passersby rushed to help him.
He’s been recovering at Harlem Hospital.
Young lives approximately two blocks from the pancake restaurant and has randomly attacked at least two others in the past, police sources said.
And according to the article, he has a habit of suddenly attacking others.
[WashingtonPost] The USS Arizona burned around him in Pearl Harbor. A fellow sailor defied orders to save his life.
Donald Stratton stood on the deck of the USS Arizona as a Japanese bomb decimated part of the battleship, stationed in Pearl Harbor off the coast of Honolulu. The ground trembled beneath his feet as explosions rang out and a fireball ripped through him, setting his T-shirt ablaze and destroying part of his ear, he wrote in his memoir, "All the Gallant Men."
Cont- "The six of us went hand over hand across the line and above the inflamed water," Stratton wrote. "My body was burned, my hands were raw, and I was focused on survival. I never thought about not making it."
Lou Conter and Ken Potts, both 98, are now the only living survivors of the Arizona, where 1,177 sailors and Marines were killed ‐ roughly half of the total death toll ‐ and 335 escaped in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The loss of one of the few remaining people with memories of what happened on that ship heralds the time when a monumental part of the infamous attack will be lost to history.
RIP, indeed. Pure selfishness follows. A few years ago (around the time I lost a parent, which would place the date near the 75th anniversary, and explain why I was so dopey), I walked into the local drugstore to see, of all things, a guy wearing a white Arizona survivor jacket, looking a little "lost in thought," positioned as if he were waiting while someone shopped. Squeamish about intruding, I grabbed my stuff and hurried back up, intending to accost him on the way out. Only... he's gone. Pretty quick for a old guy. And I'm still kicking myself.
Keep an eye on those old folks, kids -- they'll sneak off on you "without so much as a 'by your leave,'" as my dad would say. Why'm I typing this? Because I think this was probably the guy I saw. Looked a little taller, but you know how that works.
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[Philadelphia Inquirer] - Testing of throat swabs from two people with no symptoms of coronavirus illness revealed that they were nonetheless infected with the virus, according to a report from Germany published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The finding, though previously suspected, would make the job of containing the virus significantly more difficult. It's called asymptomatic carrier - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymptomatic_carrier
Crowds you say? Me as well, but it's certainly NOT limited to 'chowing down.' The household six sez it's because I don't like womens. Not true! I provide both genders equal billing. I've been that way for over 60 years, possibly longer. Are there any other questions ?
Mercifully, the gay thing's one of many common vices to which I seem to have been born completely immune. Downside is, you can guess my second biggest vice (and deduce the procrastination) from a block away. *torpid sigh*
Don't have the context to know, but might Marvel maybe mean the very, very first? Cue lava fountains and meteors blazing through thin atmosphere of early Earth, eons of imperceptiby gradual cooling, and finally...
In the humid primordial ooze,
A... something... was having a snooze.
"Whoops! Sorry there, buddy...
The fog... it wuz muddy..."
And lo, down the ages
Compounded the wages
Of sodomite sin,
For THEY DID IT AGAIN,
Did Spartans and sages,
Fey knights and their pages,
Mad Muslims in rages,
Big apes in small cages,
Yats, overpacked rats
("Give a pass to the cats!"),
And, pace you ageists,
Small Asians, for wages.
Some do it for fun
("I was born this way, hon!");
A few chase your kiddies,
But some, only titties,
And maybe a shlong
If it helps them belong.
Unaltered pic-a-nic, so help me.
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02/19/2020 13:35 Comments ||
Has Salami, really?
Suppose I need to just get ready to find out one of the nine realms is the Star Wars universe, and lady Thor along with gay Spiderman travel there to clear up latest flopogy. Parker and Jar-Jar fall in love, and we find out Gungans are hermaphrodites when their child is born.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Ten people were killed late Monday in an attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo ...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material... region of Beni, where a notorious militia has killed hundreds since October, a local official and a military officer said.
"Eight civilians, an intelligence agent and a soldier" were killed in the attack on the village of Manzahalo, local leader John Kambale told AFP on Tuesday. The toll was confirmed by a military officer, who blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia.
[Politico] LONDON ‐ The U.K. government will not create a visa route for low-skilled migrants and temporary workers in its post-Brexit immigration system, which will give "top priority" to those with the highest skills, including scientists, engineers and academics.
A policy paper published Tuesday evening outlines plans for a new points-based system after EU freedom of movement ends in December. The report said employers "will need to adjust" to not being able to recruit unskilled workers from Europe.
"We need to shift the focus of our economy away from a reliance on cheap labour from Europe and instead concentrate on investment in technology and automation. Employers will need to adjust," the paper said.
"It is important that employers move away from a reliance on the U.K.’s immigration system as an alternative to investment in staff retention, productivity and wider investment in technology and automation."
Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the employers’ group CBI, said firms in the care, construction, hospitality, food and drink sectors could be most affected.
"In some sectors firms will be left wondering how they will recruit the people needed to run their businesses," she said. "Firms know that hiring from overseas and investing in the skills of their workforce and new technologies is not an ’either or’ choice ‐ both are needed to drive the economy forward."
London’s mayor Sadiq Khan pushes idea of an “associate” EU citizenship for Britons after Brexit, as he visits Brussels to see officials including the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.https://t.co/FE0APJ4x4Y
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Sure thing, Chaka Khan - wait until the EU makes you clowns file 'Associate Citizenship' tax returns; let's see what you say after scratching a four figure check or two to Brussels for estimated tax payments.
The Trump administration moves to tighten financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian oil firm Rosneft, which US officials have said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro’s government.https://t.co/JksjMJ8Knt
Today at 5AM russian troops attacked Ukrainian strongholds in the #Zolote area, a heavy battle is underway using all types of weapons, including 152-mm heavy artillery. At one strong point there is a close battle with a russian assault group. Our artillery firing back.
[rbc.ru] Russia closes its borders to citizens of China. Entrance to Russia will be banned on February 20 for all visitors from China: tourists, students, entrepreneurs
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree that prohibits Chinese citizens from entering Russia. This was reported to reporters in the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus.
A travel ban to Russia is imposed for Chinese citizens visiting the country for both tourism and business, educational and private purposes. The border for them will be closed from February 20. The decision was made "in order to ensure the security of the state, protect public health and the non-proliferation of new coronavirus infection."
Also, the Russian authorities temporarily suspend the processing of documents for Chinese citizens to enter Russia, including accepting documents for a visa, issuing invitations to enter, permits to attract foreign workers. Acceptance of any documents stops on February 19.
“The restriction will not affect transit passengers,” the Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova specified in the secretariat.
In 2019, 2.3 million citizens of the People's Republic of China arrived in Russia, it follows from the statistics of the FSB Border Service on the indicator “entry of foreign citizens into the Russian Federation”. Of these, 1.5 million Chinese arrived for tourism purposes, 321 thousand - for business.
Russia has previously restricted air traffic to China. Moscow allowed only Aeroflot and four Chinese airlines to fly to China and back. All passengers from China pass through Sheremetyevo terminal F. Since February 14, a temporary ban on charter flights to China has entered into force. Until February 14, charter flights were carried out for the return of Russians in the PRC.
[Arutz Sheva] Over one hundred people have died from COVID-19, the new coronavirus, since Tuesday - almost all of them in China, and the vast majority of them in the country's Hubei province.
Official statistics show a drop in the speed at which new patients are being infected with the virus, a sign that the lockdowns China has imposed on Wuhan and several other cities are beginning to work.
At the same time, China refused requests from the World Health Organization (WHO) representatives to entier Hubei.
In addition, the Chinese government has decided to tighten the lockdown, and police officers dressed in protective gear are now walking from house to house checking residents' temperatures. Anyone who is suspected of having contracted the coronavirus is transferred to one of the large isolation centers set up in halls and other public buildings.
The Chinese authorities have warned that those who refuse to cooperate - either refusing the inspections or refusing to move to an isolation center if asked to do so - will be severely punished.
In addition, the government is following pharmacy purchases, and anyone who purchases medication for fever or cough needs to present identification and his details are transferred to the authorities, which come to his home to investigate whether he needs to be transferred to an isolation center.
[France24] A French ski resort has angered ecologists by using helicopters to transfer snow to its lower slopes after a mild winter left them devoid of the white stuff.
"Using helicopters to bring snow to ski resorts is not an option," said the Minister of Ecological Transition Élisabeth Borne on Sunday.
"It’s a question of putting a quick stop to it. It’s not possible to repeat such a highly polluting operation," one of Borne’s advisers told AFP.
Officials at the Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort in the Pyrenees made the decision on Friday to transport the snow from higher up the mountains to the lower slopes used by beginners and ski schools.
It took two and a half hours to transport some 50 tonnes of snow at a cost of between €5,000 to €6,000, said Hervé Pouanu, the director of the local council in France's southwest.
Pounau said the resort expected to recoup at least ten times the cost of the operation from the business that would have been lost from the lack of snow.
Pounau acknowledged the operation was not "very eco-friendly" but explained that it was an "exceptional move".
"We have no intention of doing it again. We didn’t have a choice this time," said Pounau, adding that the operation would enable between 50 and 80 people ‐ resort and hotel staff ‐ to work through the holidays.
For the moment, about 40% of the ski area is open.
[Right Scoop] Trump has just announced that he commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted for trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat:
Trump says he served eight years in jail and had a long time to go, suggesting his sentence went too far. He added the prosecution was by Comey, Fitzpatrick, "the same group." Trump says that even though Blagojevich was on the Apprentice, he doesn’t know him that well.
Earlier today, Trump pardoned the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game’s history.
DeBartolo, who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s dynasty, was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license.
The White House announced the surprise decision to reporters on Tuesday, with NFL greats Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Ronnie Lott and Charles Haley in attendance.
“You know what, we all make mistakes and today the president cleared that mistake from him,” said Haley, an NFL Hall of Fame defensive end who played on two of DeBartolo’s Super Bowl winning teams.
Trump has no fear. Most presidents save their pardons until it won’t have a negative impact on them electorally speaking.
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To qoute AoS: "And on the lighter side, the you-couldn't-make-up-that-name-if-you-wanted-to Reality Winner, the NSA apparatchik imprisoned for leaking state secrets to the press is, get this, angling for the President to commute her sentence. To that I say learn to code, make license plates and scissoring."
[DAWN] The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) on Tuesday advised the government to consider "exposure to soybean dust (aeroallergens)" as a cause of breathing difficulties being faced by residents of Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... 's Keamari area.
So far, 14 people from different areas of Keamari have died and over 400 have been taken to different hospitals for treatment reportedly after inhaling toxic gas. Residents have complained of experiencing breathing difficulties, "burning sensation in the nose", watery eyes and itching in the throat.
ICCBS is an advanced research centre at the University of Karachi. The Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research and Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry are part of the research centre.
A letter sent today to Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani by Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, the director of ICCBS, said that the lab had examined blood and urine samples of people "exposed to toxic aerosols" as well as soybean dust samples collected from the port area. Dr Choudhary said that while the ICCBS was still "extensively engaged in deciphering the cause of this toxic exposure", the findings so far suggest that the symptoms being experienced by Keamari residents are a result of "overexposure to soybean dust".
[Task & Purpose] The Army is almost doubling its purchase of new bolt-action Precision Sniper Rifles as its primary anti-personnel sniper system of choice, according to budget documents.
The Army wants to purchase 536 Precision Sniper Rifles (PSR) for a total of $10.13 million, according to the service's fiscal year 2019 budget request, an increase over the 357 systems that the service initially purchased for $5.74 million in fiscal year
The Army's PSR, which the documents indicate will be produced by Barrett Firearms, will eventually become the "primary anti-personnel sniper weapons system" for all of the service's sniper teams, replacing the M107 sniper rifle and offering "improved accuracy in a lighter weight package."
The PSR "provides increased probability of hit over the current M2010 [Enhanced Sniper Rifle] configuration at distances up to twelve-hundred (1200) meters and increases range out to fifteen-hundred (1500), which enhances the sniper role in supporting combat operations and improves sniper survivability," according to Army budget documents.
The system also includes a sound suppressor and direct view optics with fire control capabilities which "allows snipers, when supplemented with a clip-on image intensifier or thermal sensor system, to effectively engage enemy snipers, as well as crew served and indirect fire weapons virtually undetected in any light condition," according to Army budget documents.
The AEWE2020 features some interesting upgradation and technical advancement in intermediate range combat and crew-served systems to America's warfighting capabilities. I think they'll share what they can with us in March with the final report, thanks to their newfound candor. Let's hope the politicians can okay the budgets though. There are more people who'd rather spend on an F35 type thingy.
[Smok'n Gun] FEBRUARY 18--An Iowa man held a female acquaintance captive and forced her to watch "Roots" so that she "could better understand her racism," according to a criminal complaint. I frequently watch 'Wheel of Fortune' to learn more about LGBT word identification aptitude and spelling proficiency.
Investigators allege that Robert Lee Noye, 52, yesterday forced Jill Shelton, 37, to sit with him and watch the program about slavery. Shelton allegedly was held against her will inside a small Cedar Rapids home (seen below) she has shared with Noye.
Shelton told police that when she tried to move, Noye "threatened her to remain seated and watch the movie with him" or else he would "kill her and spread her body parts across I-380 on the way to Chicago," the complaint charges.
Noye, pictured at right, was arrested for felony harassment and false imprisonment, a misdemeanor. He was booked into the Linn County jail and released from custody last night. A judge has ordered Noye to have no contact with Shelton.
Court records show that Noye and Shelton have been involved in a tumultuous relationship spanning nearly two decades, with both parties filing for multiple restraining orders against the other person.
The criminal complaint does not reveal whether Shelton was allegedly forced to watch the original nine-hour "Roots" miniseries or subsequent remakes based on Alex Haley’s novel.
Remember the Billy Wilder movie One, Two, Three(1961) where: "... After Otto is forced to listen endlessly to the song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" during interrogation, he cracks and signs a confession that he is an American spy."
That kind of torture?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.