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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Mom on son nabbed over Brooklyn girl’s assault: ‘I wanted to kill him with my bare hands’
More on this story from yesterday.
[NYPOST] The mother of one of the teens who turned themselves in for the savage sidewalk beating of a 15-year-old girl "wanted to kill him with my bare hands" when she saw the caught-on-camera attack, she told The Post Saturday.

"I’m angry and very disappointed in him. I did not teach him to act like an animal in the street," said Donna Howell, 42, whose 14-year-old son Alex was charged with robbery and gang assault for the beatdown.

The victim had been walking along Utica Avenue in Crown Heights Thursday when she was ambushed by the teen horde, authorities said.

Video footage captured the group punching and kicking the girl in the head as she lay helpless on the pavement, finishing off the attack by snatching her Air Jordan 1 retro sneakers off her feet.

"I watched the video twice, it kept popping up on my feed," said Howell, who was getting her eyelashes done at the time. "I realized, that’s my kid. I just went numb. [The eyelash technician] said, ’You look like you just saw a ghost.’ I was beyond shocked."

"When I saw the video, I wanted to kill him with my bare hands. Why would you stomp on somebody you don’t know? You don’t jump on a woman," she said. "If I was that girl’s father, I would want to kill all of them. This is unacceptable on all levels. You don’t ever put your feet on someone, and you definitely do not treat a female like that."

Howell says she confronted her son, who is in 8th grade, and forced him to turn himself in at the 77th Precinct Station House.

"He has been in trouble before, but not this kind of trouble. I don’t expect him to be perfect, but I expect him to be respectful in the street," she said.

Four other teenage boys also turned themselves in and were charged, police said. All five were awaiting arraignment at Kings County Criminal Court Saturday.

Investigators believe the group attack may have been retaliation for a fight earlier in the school day where the girl allegedly beat up another student, sources said.
The local ABC affiliate adds:
Police have charged five teenage boys in connection with a brutal gang assault and robbery that was caught on camera in Brooklyn.

The NYPD says that five boys, ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old, turned themselves in at the 77th precinct.

All five were charged as minors with robbery and assault. Their fate will be decided in Family Court.

Tony Herbert, a community advocate, has spoken with the mother of one of the teenagers who is charged in this crime, that mother is apologizing to the victims family and says she is also willing to purchase new Air Jordans for the victim.
Possibly a different mother than the one above...
The girl was taken to a hospital for bruising and trauma. She is expected to recover.

Posted by: Fred || 03/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Heinlein solution is looking better and better. Public floggings for the kid and the parents.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 03/08/2020 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Was the girl white? In France we have had several of those racis anti-White attacks
Posted by: JFM || 03/08/2020 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Singapore solution. Caning might be effective.
Posted by: Lex || 03/08/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

"I’m angry and very disappointed in him. I did not teach him to act like an animal in the street,"

For thousands of years that instruction was carried out by the prime male of the family unit, sometimes requiring the application kinetic energy via Pavlovian response techniques. Then in the '60s the Left decided to reinvent society. How's it working out for you? Before the '60s what was the out of wedlock and juvenile crime rates in the community?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/08/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Unknown absentee father (s) unavailable for comment.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/08/2020 11:21 Comments || Top||

#6  MONGRELS one & all.
Posted by: ranture || 03/08/2020 13:18 Comments || Top||

#7  There is hope - at least Mama didn't claim he was a good boy and dindu nuffin.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/08/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

#8  I'll bet the girl assaulted was black herself. That's what all this 'disappointment' is for.

Why would you stomp on somebody you don’t know? You don’t jump on a woman

"Other thing if a white boy's disrespectin' you."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/08/2020 15:47 Comments || Top||

#9  When "parents" discover their dove's
Not the innocent baby they loves,
And make it their mission
To strangle that pigeon --
Those mothers had better wear gloves.
Posted by: Zenobia Glavising4556 || 03/08/2020 17:32 Comments || Top||

#10  #8 - she was
Posted by: Frank G || 03/08/2020 19:25 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
‘Centenarian' marries woman in her 20s in South Sulawesi
[MSN] The marriage of a man who is said to be at least 100 years old and a young woman believed to be in her 20s in South Sulawesi has become a widely discussed union in Indonesia, after photos and videos taken at their wedding went viral yesterday.
"Went viral?"
The intergenerational couple tied the knot in Wajo regency yesterday afternoon, as confirmed by Ayu Anggreni Muchtar, a relative of the groom.
Ayu is only giving the union 2-5 years. Katte reportedly has a roving eye.
"Yes, the wedding was held this afternoon at the bride’s home on Galico street," Ayu told Kumparan yesterday.
100 is the new 75.
Ayu said the groom is named Katte and the bride’s name is Indo Alang.
Indo is reported to be a Costco COVID-19 hoarder.
"I’m not really sure about their exact ages but Katte is definitely more than 100 years old, he was a fighter during the Dutch colonial era. Whereas the wife is still in her 20s," Ayu continued.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2020 09:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336078 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Katte reportedly responded "lingronitan et wanlo grolonoi."
(roughly translated - you're only as old as the woman you feel)
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Her dowry was several cases of Metamucil and Ensure
Posted by: Frank G || 03/08/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  It's one of those May/Heat death of the universe romances.
Posted by: charger || 03/08/2020 15:15 Comments || Top||

#4  But who calls dat livin'
When no gal'll give in
To no man what's nine hundred years?
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 03/08/2020 22:40 Comments || Top||

#5  *happy sigh*
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/08/2020 23:54 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Italian leader orders lockdown of Venice and Milan as coronavirus spreads
[New York Post] Italy’s prime minister on Sunday ordered the complete lockdown of some 16 million people in the country’s coronavirus-plagued north ‐ including the cities of Venice and Milan ‐ in a draconian health measure expected to be approved by legislators later in the day.

The quarantine ordered by Guiseppe Conte effects ten million living in the Lombardy region another 6 million living in 14 provinces; it bars anyone from entering or leaving except for "undeferrable work needs or emergency situations" until at least April 3.

Anyone breaking the quarantine will face three months in jail, The Guardian reported.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2020 08:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They make it sound like he's some sort of autocrat.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2020 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Should have seen what the Count of Milan and the bishop did with the first wave of the Plague. BTW, it worked in greatly reducing the disease's effect upon the local population.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/08/2020 8:34 Comments || Top||

Coronavirus roundup: Chinese quarantine hotel collapses
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Around 70 people were trapped after hotel in China's Fujian province collapsed

  • Xinjia Hotel in Quanzhou city collapsed around 7:30pm (11:30 GMT) on Saturday

  • Around 23 people had been rescued by 9pm, according to local government

  • No reason for the collapse was given and rescue efforts are said to be ongoing

Cuomo declares state of emergency in New York as state coronavirus cases soar to 76
[NYPOST] Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo declared a state of emergency Saturday to deal with the worsening coronavirus crisis, as the number of cases jumped to 11 in the Big Apple ‐ including a Queens cab driver ‐ and 76 across New York.Saturday’s numbers more than doubled the cases in the city, which stood at five on Friday, the governor said at a noon presser. There were 21 new cases outside the city, from 44 the day before, he said.

"We are testing aggressively, said Cuomo. "The more positives you find, the better."

Identifying people who have the virus is good, because they can be isolated and they won’t continue to infect people, the governor said.

He couldn’t say how many tests are being conducted, but said thousands have results still outstanding.
Washington state coronavirus cases top 100, including 16 deaths
[Q13FOX] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington state topped 100 on Saturday, including 16 deaths.

The Washington State Department of Health announced more than 20 new cases Saturday, saying a total of 102 people in the state have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That figure did not include the first case in Kittitas County, which was also reported Saturday.

King County has now confirmed 71 cases, including 15 deaths, in what remains the nation's worst outbreak.

The two most recent deaths occurred on Friday, King County health officials said. One was a woman in her 70s, the other was a woman in her 80s.

Santa Clara County reports 8 new coronavirus cases
[KRON4] SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Santa Clara County has confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus. This brings the total number of cases in the county to 32. The cases are currently under investigation. On Friday, four additional cases were reported.
  • Case #21 – adult male, isolated at home. Household contact of a previously confirmed case in Santa Clara County.
  • Case #22 – adult female, currently hospitalized. This case is under investigation.
  • Case #23 – adult male, currently hospitalized. Recently traveled from India.
  • Case #24 – adult male, isolated at home. Exposure details are under investigation.
There’s currently no further information on the cases confirmed Saturday.

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported on Jan. 31.

CPAC 2020 Attendee Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Has Been Quarantined.
Posted by: Fred || 03/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under:

#4  London Times: Coronavirus will Kill All the Old Climate Skeptics
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2020 3:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Bongino has a report that two more Iranian Gov't officials died - including the head of the Basenji's .

File under "Karma - she a b*tch"
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/08/2020 7:33 Comments || Top||

#6  File under "Karma - she a b*tch"

File under something strange is going on - usually the top of the pyramid are much better protected from things like this than the hoi polloi.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Probably a simple explanation along the lines of stupidity + proximity + poor hygiene and unsafe practices involving hands and mouths
Posted by: Lex || 03/08/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#8  If it is no big deal why does anyone need all the extra protectipn? Why is cash now tainted? Why are postal service employees who deliver wearing protection? Why does Amazon sell its own brand name hand sanitizer? Why can't them people.just stay on the crisis shop and go on vakay? Why is everyone exposing their countries? Why is the government of the united states who sold part of the tech to China under Obama not protecting their country still that has allowed this to happen? No big deal carry on look the other way ? Looks like everyone is going to get what is coming for them after all!
Posted by: Thrusoper Tingle6679 || 03/08/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#9  Maybe Ahura Mazda has his fill of these servants of Ahriman abusing his people and worked a deal with Jade Emperor.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Number of people who die in Chicago or Baltimore this weekend due to blunt force trauma or lead poisoning?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/08/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#11  Makes me wonder if Iran is actually suffering through the rare 9mm to the head corona virus.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 03/08/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#12  It only takes 1 infected near the top to infect all when greetings are kiss to cheek X2.

Either that or Iran ran out of violet leaf oil.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 03/08/2020 13:07 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
New Jersey security guard arrested over licensed gun, legal ammo
[FoxNews] A New Jersey gun owner is fighting charges for carrying a firearm for which he had a permit and ammunition state police have publicly said is legal.

Roosevelt Twyne, a 25-year-old African-American security guard, was arrested by Roselle Park Police in February after a traffic stop stemming from tinted windows on his car. Evan Nappen, Twyne's attorney, told the Washington Free Beacon that his client was then erroneously charged for illegally carrying a firearm and being in possession of so-called hollow point ammunition.

"He was arrested for the hollow point ammunition," Nappen told the Free Beacon. "Then they claimed he was transporting his handgun illegally. He had a permit to carry a handgun. The law … makes it clear that it's illegal to transport unless you are licensed pursuant to chapter 58. And that is precisely what a handgun carry permit is."

Nappen said the ammunition that led to Twyne's arrest was the same ammunition issued by his employer. He also pointed to a New Jersey State Police website that says the polymer-tipped Hornady "Critical Duty" ammunition in question is "not considered to be hollow point ammunition" and not illegal to possess in the state—the website goes so far as to specifically name "Critical Duty" as an example of legal ammunition.

"It's lawful," Nappen told the Free Beacon. "It's publicly announced as lawful because it is. It's not hollow. It's filled."

Roselle Park police chief Daniel J. McCaffery did not return a request for comment. The Union County Prosecutor's Office did not respond to questions about the charges against Twyne but did say his case will be heard next month in New Jersey Superior Court.

The charges against Twyne are representative of the difficulties of navigating New Jersey's gun laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. They may also reveal issues in the police's understanding of the state's voluminous, complex gun restrictions. The case also shows how disruptive gun-related charges can be, even when the accused has a clean record and is not alleged to have done anything violent.

Twyne said he has not been able to work in nearly a month and his life has been turned upside down.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/08/2020 01:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Carrying while black.

Bloomberg to the courtesy phone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/08/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Man attacking parked cop car in Brooklyn caught on video
[NYPOST] A crazed hothead blew a gasket and took his anger out on a cop car in Brooklyn, footage released Saturday shows.

The unidentified man walked up to an NYPD Traffic Enforcement Division vehicle on 7th Avenue near 92nd Street in Bay Ridge Friday morning, at first sizing up his "victim," cops said.

After glancing over his shoulder, he loses his cool and hurls an unknown object at the windshield, the footage shows.

He then runs up and begins repeatedly punching the car window, the video shows.

He then whacks the passenger side mirror, breaking part of it off, officials said.
Posted by: Fred || 03/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How's that no bail game going?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/08/2020 8:40 Comments || Top||

Saudi starts an oil price war after Russia will not agree with OPEC
[Bloomberg] Saudis Plan Big Oil Output Hike, Beginning All-Out Price War

Saudi Arabia plans to increase oil output next month, looking to boost it well above 10 million barrels a day, as the kingdom responds aggressively to the collapse of its OPEC+ alliance with Russia.

The world’s largest oil exporter started a price war on Saturday by slashing pricing for its crude for foreign markets by the most in at least 20 years, offering unprecedented discounts for buyers in Asia, Europe and the U.S. to entice refiners to purchase Saudi crude at the expense of other suppliers.
Gotta make up for the loss of all those Hajj $$
At the same time, Saudi Arabia has privately told some market participants it could raise production much higher if needed, even going to a record of 12 million barrels a day, according to people familiar with the conversations, who asked not to be named to protect commercial relations. With demand being ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, opening the taps like that would throw oil market into chaos.
In the first instance, Saudi production is likely to rise above 10 million barrels a day in April, from about 9.7 millions a day this month, according to people familiar with Saudi thinking. Production limits agreed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its erstwhile partners expire at the end of the month, opening the way for producers to ramp up output.

“That’s the oil market equivalent of a declaration of war,” said a commodities hedge fund manager, asking not to be named due to the sensitivity of the situation. The Saudi Energy ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The shock-and-awe Saudi strategy could be an attempt to impose maximum pain in the quickest possible way to Russia and other producers, in an effort to bring them back to the negotiating table, and then quickly reverse the production surge and start cutting output if a deal is achieved.

In one of the most significant pricing moves, Aramco widened the discount for its flagship Arab Light crude to refiners in northwest Europe by a hefty $8 a barrel, offering it at $10.25 a barrel less than the Brent benchmark. In contrast, Urals, the Russian flagship crude blend, trades at a discount of about $2 a barrel less than Brent. Traders said the Saudi move was a direct attack at the ability of Russian companies to sell crude in Europe.

“This is going to get nasty,” said Doug King, a hedge fund investor who co-founded the Merchant Commodity Fund. “OPEC+ is going to pump more, and the world is facing a demand shock. $30 oil is possible.”

Oil traders are looking to historical charts for an indication of how low prices could go. One potential target is $27.10 a barrel, reached in 2016 during the last price war. But some believe the market could go even lower.

“We’re likely to see the lowest oil prices of the last 20 years in the next quarter,” said Roger Diwan, an oil analyst at consultant IHS Markit Ltd. and a veteran OPEC watcher, implying that the price could fall below $20 a barrel.
Posted by: 3dc || 03/08/2020 06:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Groovy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  $30 seems a possible bottom

$20 would be a disaster for the fracking biz
Posted by: lord garth || 03/08/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  They'll be back to the table. They can increase output maybe 20%, but prices will fall 60%. These devastating price decreases are precisely why OPEC formed in the first place. Of course mere desire doesn't keep cartels alive. What enabled OPEC to survive? The small number of big producers - a few dozen in total, at best. And the fact that once used as fuel, oil byproducts can't be recycled.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 03/08/2020 13:42 Comments || Top||

#4  How many plastic bags in a barrel?

Posted by: AlanC || 03/08/2020 16:15 Comments || Top||

SaudiArabia's government is working hard to increase women's workforce participation from 22% to 30%
What’s the workforce participation of the country’s men? And of those on a payroll, how many are actually acting in ways that we in the rest of the world would describe as working, as opposed to swanning in after the staff have been hard at it for most of the day, drinking a cup of coffee, giving a few orders that are ignored, then swanning off hours early on the days they bother to come in at all?
Posted by: Fred || 03/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  When I was there (25 years ago), the government had embarked on a huge "Saudiization" program. They simply listed job titles for which they would not renew foreign visas the next year.

The problem they ran into, frankly, was that Saudis didn't like to work.
Posted by: Tom || 03/08/2020 14:25 Comments || Top||

#2  They're introducing a 'Send your wife to work' Day ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/08/2020 15:09 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
US, allies hatching ‘plan for war’ against #Venezuela: Maduro

No need to bother — Señor Maduro and his little friends are proving perfectly capable of destroying their country without any outside help.
Posted by: Fred || 03/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Heck, we have plans for invading Canada (or at least at one time).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/08/2020 8:29 Comments || Top||

#2  The idiot. 'A plan' is the last thing the US takes into a war. And with Venezuela, they won't even need one.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/08/2020 16:04 Comments || Top||

Second coronavirus case confirmed in EU Council
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2020 10:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under:

#1  grom, you're doing a great job of restraining your sorrow.
Posted by: Matt || 03/08/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

#2  I didna said nuthing.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2020 18:22 Comments || Top||

Fleeing Northern Italy
Posted by: 3dc || 03/08/2020 08:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Politix
Biden Misstates His Own Name, Tells His Supporters ‘We Can Only Re-Elect Donald Trump'
[Red State] Unfortunately for the Democrats, Joe Biden still has to campaign, they can’t just hide him away, hope he gets the nomination and doesn’t have to do anything to get to the general election.

As long as Biden is talking, that’s a problem for the Democrats.

He was in Missouri campaigning on Sunday and he could barely get his words out. According to Townhall, he even managed to mispronounce his own name, urging people to vote for him because he was a "lifelong Democrat," an "Obiden Bama Democrat."

"Turn this primary from a campaign which is about negative attacks to one that’s about what we’re for. Because we cannot get re-elect, we cannot win this re-election, excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump," Biden said to his supporters.
Go back to eating paste and licking windows and children, Joe
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2020 08:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe BFF Barry will let him borrow his Binky the Teleprompter
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 03/08/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Hopefully someone has hidden the keys to the Corvette.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2020 9:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Trans-Am
Posted by: Frank G || 03/08/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Kamala Harris endorsed Biden yesterday apparently.
Posted by: lord garth || 03/08/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ But will Joe remember ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#6  ‘We Can Only Re-Elect Donald Trump'

He ain't wrong.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/08/2020 11:19 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm surprised his Trans Am doesn't say Ford across the windshield.

Starting a betting pool. how soon before Amy Klobuchar is forced to change Joe's diapers. With a fork.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/08/2020 11:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Not the Bee? Aw, man!
Posted by: SteveS || 03/08/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Seems he hasn't had his quota of hair-sniffs.

That is, maybe there's some reviving chemical - unbeknown to us - that the man inhales when he sniffs female hair?
Posted by: Lex || 03/08/2020 16:23 Comments || Top||

#10  It's always worked for me, Lex.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/08/2020 16:51 Comments || Top||

#11  Well, except my Mom's Aqua-net.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/08/2020 16:53 Comments || Top||

#12  If the Trump folks aren't taking that sound bite and preparing ads they are fools.

"We can only re-elect Donald Trump," Biden's voice.
"I'm Donald Trump and I approve of this message," Trump's voice.

Easy as can be and if folks whine that it's taken out of context they can play the whole clip that makes Biden sound lie he is senile and got with that instead.
Posted by: ruprecht || 03/08/2020 17:15 Comments || Top||

#13  "NO! NO!" sez his handlers behind stage. Too bad the feds just outlawed shock collars.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 03/08/2020 22:16 Comments || Top||

#14  #4 Kamala Harris endorsed former 2020 rival Joe Biden

Biden is the Dem deepstate choice because he is controllable. If he won, a lot of his/their problems would go away. A possibility is the DS will stick Hillary on the ticket as his VP. They might then push the 25th Amendment to remove Balmy Biden and install Hillary. I dunno but it is a scenario that might have occurred to them. I don't think it will happen. IMHO, Trump will win big.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/08/2020 23:52 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
US Navy mine-seeking dolphins flown on top secret mission
[DailymMail] A group of dolphins have been photographed being transported by the U.S. Air Force aboard a C-17 Globemaster transport plane, as they head on a top secret mission organized by the Navy.

The dolphins were being taken to an unknown location where the Navy will train them how to seek undersea mines.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/08/2020 01:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cool!
Posted by: gorb || 03/08/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  they're trained/penned by the ASW base on Pt. Loma
Posted by: Frank G || 03/08/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Ref #2: they're trained/penned by the ASW base on Pt. Loma

Hopefully, absentee voting has been arranged.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought we had an all-volunteer force.
Posted by: Matt || 03/08/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Nice work on that whole entire 'Top Secret' thing.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/08/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||

#6  They're in it for the fish, Matt.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/08/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#7  What I hear everytime I read about USN dolphins.
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SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing
[DAWN] SpaceX successfully launched another load of station supplies for NASA late Friday night and nailed its fiftieth rocket landing.

The Falcon rocket blasted off with 1,950 kilogrammes of equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Just minutes later, the spent first-stage booster made a dramatic midnight landing back at Cape Canaveral, its return accompanied by sonic booms.

"And the Falcon has landed for the 50th time in SpaceX history," SpaceX engineer Jessica Anderson announced amid cheers at Mission Control. "What an amazing live view all the way to touchdown."

The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, hurtled toward a Monday rendezvous with the space station.

It's the twentieth station delivery for SpaceX, which has launched nearly 45,360 kilogrammes of goods to the orbiting outpost and returned nearly that much back to Earth since it began shipments in 2012. Northrop Grumman is NASA's other commercial shipper.

SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said it was the windiest conditions ever 40 km/h to 48 km/h for a booster landing at Cape Canaveral, but he wanted to push the envelope. The landing was the fiftieth successful touchdown of a SpaceX booster following liftoff, either on land or at sea.

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#2  Skid any thoughts as to when or if SpaceX will build its own space station? Would seem a logical but expensive option for future solar system launches.
on the other hand I look at the tiny capsule they are planning to send to Mars. The line "spam in a can" comes to mind.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/08/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||

#3  They are not going to Mars in Dragon capsules. That is what Starship and Super Heavy are for.
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