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-Lurid Crime Tales-
USAF Cadet Pablo Velarde gets 5 years for sexual assault
[Mil.com] DENVER ‐ A former U.S. Air Force Academy cadet was sentenced to five years in prison following his conviction for sexually assaulting a female cadet, authorities said.

Pablo Velarde, 20, of Lima, Peru,
Ah. Those’ll be those cultural differences we’ve been hearing so much about — probably coupled with class differences we don’t.
was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Denver Tuesday, The Denver Post reports.

Velarde was sentenced on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn’s office said.

Valarde assaulted the woman in her dormitory room in October 2018, authorities said.

The Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs withdrew Velarde's enrollment before the trial.
“We all knew he was an arrogant, entitled ass — we didn’t realize he was vicious, too.”
"This violent assault has done tremendous damage ‐ both to the victim, as well as to the Air Force Academy itself," Dunn said in statement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 09:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  we didn’t realize he was vicious, too.

Don't want vicious in the air force.
Move him to space command.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Pals host coronavirus-themed party with hazmat suits and Corona beer
[NYPOST] These party animals aren’t letting the coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic get them down.

In fact, this group of New Jersey friends is outright embracing the outbreak and threw a COVID-19-themed bash Sunday complete with hazmat suits and Corona, the beer brand many confused Americans have mistaken for the virus.

"We love to have fun with the themes," Jersey City native Alexandra, who withheld her last name, tells South West News Service, adding that the group wanted to take a "lighthearted" approach amid fears over the deadly virus.

The environmental worker, 31, and her husband, 35, invited eight neighbors over for a shindig with a dress code: Guests were asked to don shoe covers and face masks before entering the caution-taped door.

Alexandra says they "dressed up in hazmat suits, gloves and glasses" and played Pandemic, a board game which involves trying to stop a virus from consuming the globe.

Food and drink also followed the theme, with guests tucking into "coronavirus cupcakes," "Quarantini" punch and a "Case-0" stew, named after the first person to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like they also secured their throats with high alcohol wash.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/13/2020 6:42 Comments || Top||


Pi Day Deals: The restaurants and fast-food chains offering discounted pie on March 14
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6548 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I always thought Pi Day was a bit irrational.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/13/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Nerd: "What're your Pi Day specials?"

Waitress: "Get the fuck out..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Will their be price wars with the brothels in Nevada? BOGOF and stuff?
Posted by: Cheremp Spusoger5792 || 03/13/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Why aren’t pies square (π  r squared)?

Because that is the area of a circle!
Posted by: Airandee || 03/13/2020 20:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Pie are not square! Cake are square. Pie are round.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 03/13/2020 22:41 Comments || Top||


Macho men more likely to suffer health, social issues in old age
[NYPOST] Toxic masculinity may literally be hazardous to men’s health.

While movies may make the macho lifestyle seem alluring, a new study has found that hypermasculine males could suffer from a host of health and social issues as they age.

"Our study shows how toxic masculinity
...the liberal concept (the science is settled!) that men are knuckle dragging bastards who spend all their time watching football, drinking beer, burping, farting, and thumping their women. This doesn't apply if the men are girls transitioning to boys, or boys transitioning to girls, or either transitioning to sheep...
also has detrimental consequences for the men who subscribe to these ideals," says Michigan State University sociologist Stef Shuster in a statement. The study was published in the journal Sex Roles.

Shuster defines "toxic masculinity" as a belief in men being "autonomous and not showing a lot of emotion."

To study the correlation, the team analyzed nearly 5,500 older men and women and tried to determine the level at which each male participant subscribed to traditionally masculine ideals. They found that the most macho individuals suffered from loneliness, financial problems and even poor health as a result of their isolationist tendencies.

"Having people with whom we can talk about personal matters is a form of social support," says Shuster, whose study found that men were less likely than women to confide in others.

Shuster adds, "If people only have one person that they can share information with, or sometimes even no people, they don’t really have an opportunity to reflect and share."

This refusal to seek outside help can cause toxic masculinity adherents to become siphoned out of society as they age, according to Shuster. Indeed, male boomers ‐ those born between 1940 and the mid-1960s ‐ are increasingly struggling to maintain and forge friendships as they retire, which is, in turn, exacerbated by relocating homes or their partner dying.

Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6531 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There I go!
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  "Sex Rolls"?
Sounds ... unappetizing
Posted by: Lex || 03/13/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Macho men, unlike Stef Shuster (pronoun: their), are likely to pass their genes to the next generation.
Posted by: Shineper Grumble1521 || 03/13/2020 2:39 Comments || Top||

#4  "autonomous"??

Whiskey tango...?
Posted by: Lex || 03/13/2020 2:56 Comments || Top||

#5  In other words, Macho men got married. Maybe a few times. To Women. After the divorce(s) they had financial problems and became hermits. How did the ex-wives of Macho men make out?
Posted by: Beau || 03/13/2020 3:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Nice link #3. YCMTSU
Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 5:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Conclusion

Physical sports will lead to 'a host of health and social issues' in advanced age. Exercise and use of muscles may result in early death.

If you 'subscribe to the ideals' of facing hard work, responsibility and a little danger with courage and a smile, rather than flock to you people will desert you.

Not whining about everything, not consulting every opinionated acquaintance over every little event in your life will make you a nervous old wreck.

Those who seek 'outside help', chiefly psychiatrists and other 'experts', rather than introspect and evaluate themselves in solitude, are healthier for it.

Your spouse dying is almost the same level of mental stress as moving house. In fact according to the expert, for all your 'stoic posturing' you're no better'n a dang piddly poodle ! So start acting like it and make the expert some money goddamnit !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/13/2020 6:32 Comments || Top||

#8  "The game is rigged" RAH
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/13/2020 6:47 Comments || Top||

#9  I had, in my youth, idly wondered just what Cousin It looked like with a summer haircut. It we hardly knew you, old man, but the gibberish, that gave you away!
Posted by: Cesare || 03/13/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Well, yeah, statistically there are a lot of old women out there than there are old men. A hundred years ago it wasn't the same. Seems the patriarchal medical establishment spent a lot of time working on that to invert the mortality curve. Started about the same time women got the vote. Just saying. Something about without social security, medicare, et al, you needed a lot of kids living to adulthood to provide 'honoring thy father and mother' in their elder age. That meant a lot of births, to also cover loses in childhood mortality of the time. A lot of wear and tear on the body doing that.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/13/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#11  I'd like to see the numbers for toxic feminists. That doesn't seem to matter these days.
Posted by: Dale || 03/13/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#12  /\ Hasn't mattered in decades. They're simply another entitlement category. Drug free, white heterosexual males w/o bun.... not so much.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 8:30 Comments || Top||

#13  Indeed, male boomers ‐ those born between 1940 and the mid-1960s ‐ are increasingly struggling to maintain and forge friendships as they retire, which is, in turn, exacerbated by relocating homes or their partner dying.

Sorry soy buy, but this cat's experiencing the exact opposite at age 55. Just yesterday I pulled in not one, but two new corporate clients. These people were all great and we came together not only on a professional level but because we personally like each other. It's therefore very likely I now have two more clients who will be clients for a long, long time. Professionally it may have been my best day ever, but this simpering twit asserts otherwise, with zero evidence. 'Struggling', my ass - it's more like thriving.

Also, one more thing - for all the nuance the left claims to understand, anyone else notice there's only one type of masculinity with these clowns, and that's naturally the bad kind? Not terribly clever, guys (who will never be toxic)!
Posted by: Raj || 03/13/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#14  Raj, what's the over:under for new tax breaks on virus 'related' illness prevention expenses?

Upgrading personal, vehicle and home ventilation systems with microbiome filters?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 12:27 Comments || Top||

#15  at age 55

Raj, I think you are Gen X, so of course you can be as hypermasculine as you like, without repercussions. It’s only male Boomers who are punished for it, according to the good professor, who carefully limited his study to older men and women lest he be forced to draw conclusions he didn’t like.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/13/2020 12:41 Comments || Top||

#16  You give me the conclusion, and I'll give you the study.
Posted by: Bobby || 03/13/2020 13:30 Comments || Top||

#17  I cannot wait to see how the snowflakes do when they turn 55
Posted by: Airandee || 03/13/2020 17:30 Comments || Top||

#18  "Ye sons o' Bill, daughters of Rodham,
Beware of the onset of autumn!"
"Yo, Boomer, don't blather:
As rosebuds we gather,
A robot be wiping our bottom."

"As we binge-watch literally totally re-imagined massively interactive holographic non re-runs of the best. anime. ever."
Posted by: Albert Untervehr4295 || 03/13/2020 18:12 Comments || Top||

#19  I cannot wait to see how the snowflakes do when they turn 55

You mean in refurbishing Mom's basement?
Posted by: Matt || 03/13/2020 18:21 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
People are scalping TP and sanitizer - Tim Pool
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/13/2020 11:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Marvelous. Just buy 180 proof alcohol. Mix 9 to 1 with baby oil.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 11:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Drink the everclear. Use dilute Clorox on your hands.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

#3  I’m selling for $2 a roll but the big azz’s in my family are waiting for a Japanese toilet lid from Amazon -

TOTO SW3056#01 S550e WASHLET Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat with EWATER+ and Auto Open and Close Contemporary Lid, Elongated, Cotton White
Posted by: Slats Gray4104 || 03/13/2020 18:04 Comments || Top||


COVID-19 #Coronavirus Data Pack - Disease deaths per day (all causes)
Bottom graph, lower left.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 08:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  good supplemental website

but the wikipedia site on the pandemic is doing a better job on the updating, e.g., Iran updated its infections to +11k and its fatalities to +500 just a few hours ago and this is already tallied

whereas the 'information is beautiful' site has the daily covid 19 deaths at 62 which was correct several weeks ago; the daily deaths (reported) is already over 300 as of yesterday

they also have hot links to a subsite for each of the countries with an infection
Posted by: lord garth || 03/13/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||


Climate change alarmists cancel museum die-in because of the coronavirus
[Twitchy] Pay your $1. Not Bee
Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 08:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Here's their chance to 'go to the wall' and do an actual die-in, and they all wimped out. Poseurs!
Posted by: Raj || 03/13/2020 9:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank God for global warming because the higher temps are probably killing the virus.
Posted by: gorb || 03/13/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Another Not Bee, but it surely seems like one!
Posted by: magpie || 03/13/2020 14:40 Comments || Top||


CDC Quarantine Advisor jobs posted 15 November 2019
[CDC via Natonal File] The Center for Disease Control posted a job listing for a Public Health Advisor in the Quarantine Program in all major U.S. cities in November of 2019, at least a month before the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

The job listing is for positions in Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Seattle, Anchorage, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, Honolulu, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, and San Juan.

The job description reads, "Serves as a project representative for a program responsible for preventing the importation and spread of communicable diseases."

All cities currently dealing with coronavirus fears in the U.S. are listed on the job application.

Via cdc.gov:
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 05:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Probably little more than a coincidence, if you believe in those sorts of things.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 5:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Math nerds at the CDC have been 'gaming' theoretical probabilities for years as to what areas would be most affected by a transmittable contagion, based on population densities, traveler frequencies, local disaster preparedness, etc.

Hopefully timing of job postings is just a coincidence Besoeker, but I've grown more pessimistic as I age.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/13/2020 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  based on population densities

Also demographics with a seasoning of country of origin
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#4  They let it lose in the fall they tested retested dead people and found it in them ! The cdc! Intentional spread the day they banned flights from Europe you could still fly to China from Canada and planes from china going to Canada were still coming and going from the states!
Posted by: Fat Bob Snineter7840 || 03/13/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||


LDS Cancels Church
[Newsroom] The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter March 12, 2020, to Church members worldwide.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As promised in our letter of March 11, 2020, we continue to monitor the changing conditions related to COVID-19 throughout the world. We have considered the counsel of local Church leaders, government officials and medical professionals, and have sought the Lord’s guidance in these matters. We now provide the following updated directions.

Beginning immediately, all public gatherings of Church members are being temporarily suspended worldwide until further notice. This includes:

  • Stake conferences, leadership conferences and other large gatherings
  • All public worship services, including sacrament meetings
  • Branch, ward and stake activities.

    Where possible, please conduct any essential leadership meetings via technology. Specific questions may be referred to local priesthood leaders. Further direction related to other matters will be provided.

    Bishops should counsel with their stake president to determine how to make the sacrament available to members at least once a month.

    We encourage members in their ministering efforts to care for one another. We should follow the Savior’s example to bless and lift others.

    We bear our witness of the Lord’s love during this time of uncertainty. He will bless you to find joy as you do your best to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in every circumstance.

    Sincerely,

    The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  • Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 04:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  "Please send your tithing in the stamped, self-addressed, return envelop."
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

    #2  Magic underpants not preventative for COVID-19
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

    #3  No Faith in their creator apparantly
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/13/2020 14:29 Comments || Top||

    #4  No insurance for 'acts of god'.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 20:43 Comments || Top||


    New locust swarms begin to form in the Horn of Africa, especially in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia
    [PUBLISH.TWITTER]
    Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  ...Is it just me, or is the daily news roundup starting to sound like a summary of the Book of Revelation...?

    Mike
    Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 03/13/2020 6:12 Comments || Top||

    #2  Nope. Not just you. Locust swarms. Earthquakes. Rivers running red: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKPADyOEuBA
    Posted by: mossomo || 03/13/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

    #3  It’s Old Testament time folks.
    Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/13/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

    #4  Ah'm waiting for volcanoes, floods and earthquakes.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 12:18 Comments || Top||

    #5 
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/13/2020 14:21 Comments || Top||

    #6  What were the four horsemen again?
    Death = yes
    Starvation = yes
    War = he's been busy
    Plague = Check
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/13/2020 14:27 Comments || Top||


    Coronavirus Update: US Capitol closed to general public
    [FOXNEWS]
    MAJOR UPDATE RE: TRUMP!





    "Major actions" coming after first community transmission in Maryland
    [WBALTV] ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that "major actions" are coming to Maryland after he says the first case of community transmitted coronovirus was confirmed in the state.

    The patient, whose case was first announced Wednesday night, is a Prince George’s County resident who had no known exposure to coronavirus
    ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
    through travel or an infected individual.

    "The first case of COV-19 community transmission in Maryland means we are entering a new phase of working to mitigate and limit the spread of this pandemic. What we are seeing now is what we have been anticipating and preparing for over the last several weeks," Hogan tweeted.

    At 4 p.m., the governor will be announce "major actions" the state will take to protect public health and safety.

    Canada PM working from home as wife tested for COVID-19
    [AU.NEWS.YAHOO] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
    ...hereditary prime minister of the Great White North...
    and his wife announced they were self-isolating Thursday as she undergoes tests for the new coronavirus
    ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
    after returning from a speaking engagement with "mild flu-like symptoms."

    Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau's symptoms have subsided since she recently got back from Britannia, but as a precaution the prime minister "will spend the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home," according to a statement.

    Trudeau also cancelled a meeting Thursday and Friday with Canada's provincial and territorial leaders in Ottawa, but still planned to speak with them and world leaders by phone about measures being taken to curb the spread of the virus in Canada.
    Coronavirus patients may be contagious for weeks longer than first thought
    [MIAMIHERALD] Some people who get the coronavirus
    ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
    could be contagious for a lot longer than the two-week quarantine period that many countries are using, a new study says.

    Researchers looking at cases in China say patients could spread the virus for up to 37 days after they start showing symptoms, according to the study published in the British medical journal The Lancet.

    On average, survivors still had the virus in their respiratory system for about 20 days and could presumably continue to spread the disease, researchers found.

    Chinese Official Blames US For Introducing Coronavirus To Wuhan
    [DAILYCALLER] A Chinese official suggested Thursday that U.S. officials introduced coronavirus
    ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
    into China’s Wuhan region as the virus makes its way to the West from the communist nation.

    "The director of the US Centers for Disease Control was arrested," Lijian Zhao, deputy director of China’s Foreign Ministry Information Department, said in a tweet suggesting Centers For Disease Control Robert Redfield was apprehended by authorities. Redfield was not arrested.

    Zhao went on to accuse the U.S. of starting the pandemic
    He added: "When did Patient Zero appear in the United States? How many people are infected? What is the name of the hospital? It may be that the US military brought the epidemic to Wuhan. America needs to be transparent! The United States owes us an explanation!"

    The first case of COVID-19 is believed to have appeared December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus has spread since February to 36 other countries and territories and has a global corpse count of 3,041, according to the CDC’s numbers.

    Deaths from the virus in China hit 811 on Feb. 9, surpassing the number of patients who died from SARS, China’s National Health Commission noted at the time. China has reported roughly 80,000 cases since February, though the number of cases in the country appears to be declining.

    Meanwhile,
    ...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
    the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is growing, with more than 1,000 in 39 states as the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic Wednesday. A global pandemic is defined as a virus that spreads across the world, and declaring an illness as such can have both political and economic consequences.

    China found its own way to deal with the initial outbreak. Zhao’s government’s censors reportedly worked to suppress information about the virus as health professionals in the country spread their concern on a Chinese app called WeChat. They even punished officials who discretely warned superiors before it became a pandemic.

    Trump on Coronavirus: ‘Put Politics Aside, Stop the Partisanship, and Unify as One Nation and One Family’
    [BREITBART] President Donald Trump
    ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
    delivered an address from the Oval Office on Wednesday evening on the coronavirus outbreak, asking Americans to put "politics aside, stop the partisanship, and unify as one nation and one family."

    Trump spoke calmly and in measured tones from a prepared text as he recounted the administration’s steps thus far to fight the spread of the illness, which the World Health Organization declared a "pandemic" earlier Wednesday.

    The president noted that "taking early, intense action," such as banning travel from China, had helped slow the spread of the illness. He announced that there would be a 30-day suspension on travel from Europa
    ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
    ‐ with the exception of the United Kingdom ‐ as of Friday at midnight, given concerns about the spread of the illness there.

    Trump also noted that the health insurance industry had agreed to "waive all co-payments for all coronavirus treatments," and that his administration would cut regulations to make "antiviral treatments" available quickly.

    He noted that he had signed a new law providing for $8.3 billion to fight the illness, and announced emergency economic interventions, as well as an extension of tax filing deadlines for affected business and individuals.

    "Each of us has a role to play in defeating this virus," Trump added. "Wash your hands, clean often-used surfaces, cover your face and mouth if you sneeze or cough, and most of all, if you are sick or not feeling well, stay home."

    He asked Americans to transcend politics, and unite: "The virus will not have a chance against us," he vowed.

    Elderly Will Be Denied Intensive Care as Coronavirus Overwhelms Italy's National Health System, Experts Warn
    [PJMEDIA] Rationing health care is nothing new in Italy and in fact has become an "established trend" in recent years amid an ongoing economic crisis that has strained government resources, including the government-run healthcare system.

    "In a context of grave shortage of medical resources, the allocation criteria need to guarantee that those patients with the highest chance of therapeutic success will retain access to intensive care. It's a matter of giving priority to 'the highest hope of life and survival,'" the health experts explain.

    So if your Italian grandma shows up at the ER in need of care, she may just be given some cough syrup (or a pain pill) and sent home to die. With a shortage of hospital beds and doctors working themselves to the point exhaustion, hospitals have no other choice but to triage patients and only provide care to the most viable.

    Courtesy of lord garth:
    Iran near Qom - new trenches built for burial visible from satellite
    from wapo - high def images in the article
    At the Behesht-e Masoumeh complex in Qom, about 80 miles south of Tehran, the excavation of a new section of the graveyard began as early as Feb. 21, satellite images show, and then rapidly expanded as the virus spread. By the end of the month, two large trenches ‐ their lengths totaling 100 yards ‐ were visible at the site from space.

    According to expert analysis, video testimony and official statements, the graves were dug to accommodate the rising number of virus victims in Qom.

    Coronavirus cases spike in Middle East, most cases linked to Iran

    Borders reemerge in Europe as countries step up measures against coronavirus
    [IsraelTimes] Borders are reemerging in Europa
    ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Czech government declares a state of emergency due to coronavirus and was renewing border checks at its borders with Austria and Germany. People will be banned from crossing in at any other place. The measure, effective tomorrow at midnight, is approved today.

    Prime Minister Andrej Babis says people from 13 risk countries that include not only China, South Korea and Iran
    ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
    but also EU nations such as Italia, Spain, La Belle France, Austria and Germany as well as Britannia will not be allowed to enter the Czech Republic.

    In addition, Czech citizens are not allowed to travel to those countries. Exceptions include truck drivers, train workers and pilots.

    Also, starting tomorrow, all public gatherings of more than 30 people will be banned.

    UPDATE:
    This Ausie met last week with US Attorney General Barr and Ivanka Trump says he has the coronavirus.

    Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6570 views] Top|| File under:


    #2  Ohio schools closed for 3 weeks to stop spread of coronavirus; statewide confirmed cases rises to 5

    Separately, several musician friends on tour in Europe and the U.S. today announced their tours are cancelled for the duration.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 03/13/2020 3:00 Comments || Top||

    #3  A good primer on the Covid-19 (hat tip to AOSHQ): A Brief Fact-Based Message From Your Doctor on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 6:44 Comments || Top||


    #5  Late yesterday NRA announced its 2020 convention and exhibits in Nashville are cancelled.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 7:46 Comments || Top||

    #6  Good stuff at #3. Thanks Frank.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 8:22 Comments || Top||

    #7  #5 Mike Williamson's commentary.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 8:41 Comments || Top||

    #8  ZDogg MD. Funny. Serious.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

    #9  US Capitol closed to public. "Can you say Hunger Games, kids? I knew ya could..."
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 11:21 Comments || Top||

    #10  'Closed to the public'? If they want to limit damage I believe they have that backwards.
    Posted by: Cesare || 03/13/2020 11:23 Comments || Top||

    #11  President Trump will be holding a press conference on the coronavirus situation at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 03/13/2020 13:32 Comments || Top||

    #12  ^ Invoking Stafford Act for National Emergency Powers
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 13:54 Comments || Top||

    #13  Just in time for Spring Break!
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 14:21 Comments || Top||

    #14  Re #4, "straight ethnic"

    It'll tickle your nose -- "Ohhh... mocoso! --
    Or render your path luminoso,
    And takes but a splash
    To unsettle your hash.
    Los colores! You'll drool! FABULOSO!

    Ingrediente activo: Cien prociento aposematismo puro. Disfruta responsablemente!
    Posted by: Albert Untervehr4295 || 03/13/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

    #15  Asked about his name, the doctor said his parents would name their children in alphabetical order. Being the third, his name had to start with “c.”

    “There was no such thing as baby name books at that time, so they decided to take my name from the Toyota Corona car, which was a popular model back in the 1970s,
    Posted by: Classer || 03/13/2020 17:38 Comments || Top||

    #16  Ah, the forbidden city and activated troops in major metros.

    Wait, is this a Chinese plan afterall?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 20:49 Comments || Top||

    #17  Mild hoarding panic arrived in SD today (luckily I mostly pre-panicked). Also census forms (heh) and a hint of pain at the root of # umpteen (so much for pre-panicking).

    3dc, if you read my crap, thanks for the heads up on selenium. No idea whether the rumor(?) will hold up, but felt pretty smug watching the Sack of Sprouts with a couple of pounds of raw shelled tucked away in me pouch, aflatoxin and imminent selenosis notwithstanding.
    Posted by: Albert Untervehr4295 || 03/13/2020 22:05 Comments || Top||

    #18  Santee Smart & Final was only mildly hit
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 22:13 Comments || Top||

    #19  Cool. I exaggerated a bit. The mood was almost festive despite the weather. Better manners than usual. More spontaneous convos. Older and disabled folks not seen in a while. Lotta kids, come to think of it. Just decent civic-minded Californians coming together in the spirit of cooperation and friendship... to create a special one-day-only virus transmission spectacular! Or not, hopefully.
    Posted by: Albert Untervehr4295 || 03/13/2020 23:52 Comments || Top||


    Playboy to end Playmate of the Year in favor of inclusivity
    [PAGESIX] It’s the end of the road for Playmate of the Year, Page Six is told.
    I just heard Hugh Hefner turn over in his grave.
    Since 1960 Playboy has handed out the award to its favorite Playmate of the month from the previous year, giving the honor to such skin superstars as Jenny McCarthy, Anna Nicole Smith and Victoria Silvstedt over the years. (And, notably, Karen McDougal).

    But a rep for the magazine tells us that from now on it will be replaced by Playmates of the Year, ’celebrat[ing] all twelve diverse Playmates of the month" from the previous year. The rep told us it’s now "a more inclusive celebration."

    "The point of this change was to not exclude anyone and instead of honoring one Playmate they’re honoring all 12 diverse Playmates of the year for each of their unique contributions to the brand" they said. "They had an exceptional group of impressive diverse women join the Playboy family as Playmates for 2019. These women are accomplished advocates and admirable personalities in their own right. We wanted to raise the group up as a whole and felt that there was a need to commemorate each of them one more time."

    It means that the last-ever Playmate of the Year will be 2019’s Jordan Emanuel.
    Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Not Bee? Damn. Down $1
    Posted by: Lex || 03/13/2020 0:16 Comments || Top||

    #2  Great, I was afraid they were inclusive with guys in tights.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 1:26 Comments || Top||

    #3  Playboy should come out of the closet and just use twinks as centerfolds.
    Posted by: mossomo || 03/13/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

    #4  Not Bee (?!?), fooled again. "Go woke, go broke" ... expect Playboy Enterprises to disappear in a few years (more than the internet has already rendered it irrelevant).
    Posted by: magpie || 03/13/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

    #5  Haven't seen a copy of Playboy in 20 years. Last time I saw one, I think it was found in a moldy box in the neighbor's garage.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

    #6  They better come up with some damned good articles.
    Posted by: Deacon Blues || 03/13/2020 15:22 Comments || Top||

    #7  ^ Um... how about pronouns? They're pretty sexy, right?
    Posted by: Albert Untervehr4295 || 03/13/2020 16:13 Comments || Top||


    Britain
    UK also distributing civil servant jobs away from the imperial capital and to places the people they govern live. Civil service livid.
    Going to be a big shock to their system. Out in the big wide world without protection of the London bubble.
    Posted by: Herb McCoy || 03/13/2020 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  I hope they have more luck than we've had. Our trough wallering public servants generally refuse to leave the Beltway.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 5:11 Comments || Top||

    #2  Could be worse.
    Could be Kansas.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 12:15 Comments || Top||

    #3  "Birmingham? With my daughters?"
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||


    China-Japan-Koreas
    China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs
    As a FB friend notes: "And, just like that, China made decoupling inevitable."
    [Fox News] Now that the number of new people infected with the coronavirus in China is slowing down, the country's Communist Party is ratcheting up threats against the West, with a particularly nasty warning about access to life-saving drugs aimed at the United States.

    In an article in Xinhua, the state-run media agency that's largely considered the mouthpiece of the party, Beijing bragged about its handling of COVID-19, a virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has spread quickly around the world, killing nearly 5,000 people and infecting thousands more. The article also claimed that China could impose pharmaceutical export controls which would plunge America into "the mighty sea of coronavirus."

    The disturbing threats made during a global pandemic as well as the scary consequences if that threat becomes real highlight just how tight China's grip is on the global supply chain. Already, the Food and Drug Administration has announced the first drug shortage related to the coronavirus. Though it did not disclose which drug was in short supply, the FDA did say it could not access enough raw components needed because they are made in China.

    That doesn't come as a surprise to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, who told Fox News on Thursday that America is "dangerously reliant" on China for the production of critical goods, including parts for technologies needed to fight COVID-19.
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 11:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6529 views] Top|| File under: Commies

    #1  So a virus escapes one of their weapons labs. The virus infect America. China decides to limit or stop all med shipments to the US, bringing the national health levels down. And this is called business and not biological warfare??
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 03/13/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

    #2  Long past time to pull our business interests out of China.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 03/13/2020 11:23 Comments || Top||

    #3  Hint at raising tariffs on all Chinese goods by 20%.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||

    #4  Time to move back production facilities tio Ameica and let China dry on the sun. On the short term China could win on the long term she loses.

    We were completly dependent on a software. At oe point the provider sharply raised prices. We were fporced to kow-tow but we immediately started looking for alternatives and now we have abandonned it.
    Posted by: JFM || 03/13/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

    #5  p.s. Private western firms cannot compete with state-supported Chinese manufacturers. Support your industrialists. Long term exclusive contracts, or whatever works.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||

    #6  A couple months back I couldn't get losartan for my BP because the meds (made in India) contained FDA unapproved amounts of carcinogens. Precursors apparently from China. FDA solution was to relax carcinogen standards. Guess I'll take my chances on cancer vs another stroke.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

    #7  ^Why not look for other sources of amlodipine, MM?
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 12:32 Comments || Top||

    #8  On amlodipine also. Would like to just go back to minoxidil oral and enalapril / lasix.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

    #9  I think when this is over China is going to look around and realize she has no friends, customers, or even partners.

    But at least her protests/riots stopped, for now. If the CIA had anyone with talent when this is over they'd be spreading the rumor that the Chinese leaders started it to kill their own protesters.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/13/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

    #10  I don't really blame the Chinese. We did it to ourselves.
    Posted by: gorb || 03/13/2020 15:44 Comments || Top||

    #11  You mean China won’t even take the extra effort to send bogus drugs to America?
    Posted by: Airandee || 03/13/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||

    #12  China is breaking their own number one rule - this is bad for business.
    Posted by: Enver Johnson9172 || 03/13/2020 20:16 Comments || Top||

    #13  They are already sending bogus drugs.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 20:42 Comments || Top||

    #14  Globalism eh
    Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/13/2020 23:27 Comments || Top||

    #15  Bogus drug? You clazy! What wrong with meth? Listen, I give you free eggroll with next order, okay?
    Posted by: Some Chinaman || 03/13/2020 23:58 Comments || Top||


    China, pushing conspiracy theory, accuses US Army of bringing coronavirus to Wuhan
    [TheHill] Excerpt: "A spokesman for the Chinese government on Thursday promoted a conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was brought to the city of Wuhan by the U.S. military.

    "It might be US Army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan," said Zhao Lijian, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Business Insider reported.

    The comment, an alternate explanation Beijing is pushing amid global criticism of the country's failure to mitigate the virus, comes as the Chinese government has increasingly disputed widespread international reporting that the virus was first detected in Wuhan.



    The conspiracy theory, which has recently gained steam in China, instead suggests the virus was brought to the country in 2019 by U.S. athletes participating in the Military World Games that were held in Wuhan."

    Looks to me like somebody is attempting to influence the U.S. election. Please let me know when Mr. Schiff etal. opens hearings...

    A tweet this morning:



    Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under: Commies

    #1  It was an army alright, but not our army. Asymmetric threats fall into three general categories: IT, WMD, and what we are seeing today:

    Countering Asymmetric Threats
    Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry
    with David Aidekman


    Third is the disturbing prospect that opponents will attempt to threaten the U.S. homeland with terrorism on a war-like scale. Catastrophic terrorism might result from the use of weapons of mass destruction, especially biological weapons; from attack upon the critical infrastructures upon which fragile modern society depends, including power, transport, communications, and finance; or from attack upon asymmetric threats the persons and institutions of the federal government. The specter of attack on our homeland is a relatively new one; in this century, America’s wars have been far away. The country is favored by geography, with oceans to the east and west, and friendly neighbors to the south and north. But globalization and technological change undercut the protection historically afforded by favorable geography.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 4:52 Comments || Top||

    #2  Taking the Himmler Doctrine to new heights.
    Posted by: Mercutio || 03/13/2020 6:29 Comments || Top||

    #3  The Asymmetrical response would be to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports by 20%.
    Posted by: Shineper Grumble1521 || 03/13/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

    #4  as with everything, China probably stole it from another country first, so now they are just reparsing the language
    Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 03/13/2020 7:04 Comments || Top||

    #5  Why on earth did our elites decide to join us at the hip to such a shitty and corrupt nation?

    Why did they deliberately raise up this global menace?

    For what national benefit?
    Posted by: Lex || 03/13/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

    #6  For what national benefit?


    Wrong question
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

    #7  National

    personal / party FIFY


    benefits accrue to the individuals and uni-party.
    Posted by: AlanC || 03/13/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

    #8  Ref #4: ....as with everything, China probably stole it from another country first, so now they are just reparsing the language

    Likely the US or Canada. Perhaps that explains the lack of interest in the actual Wuhan origins.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||

    #9  Silly China. Everyone knows it was the Juices.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 03/13/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

    #10  Amidst the panic and frothing by Democrats about racist xenophobic everything Trump does is bad noise, consider the good news the pandemic is bringing to our eyes. The past 20 years of naive and/or corrupt foreign and economic policy about China is being revealed as a massive, massive, existential mistake for America. We now can see that they lie, cheat. steal and corrupt every connection and are our main enemy in the world. Disengage, reindustrialize and accept that we don’t need them as much as they need us. And my answer to the claims that I’m being racist and xenophobic about
    China is, you’re goddam right I am!
    Posted by: NoMoreBS || 03/13/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||


    Cyber
    FBI Arrests Russian Accused of Heading Hacker 'Storefront'
    [AnNahar] U.S. authorities have arrested a Russian national who ran a hacker "storefront" that took in at least $17 million by selling stolen personal data and other illegal products and services, according to court records.

    The FBI arrested Kirill Victorovich Firsov, described as "a Russian cyber hacker," and the administrator of the deer.io platform "which catered to hackers," according to a criminal complaint.

    Court documents showed Firsov was arrested upon arriving at a New York airport on Saturday. The arrest was first reported by the website ZDNet.

    A criminal complaint unsealed after Firsov's arrest said that since 2013 Firsov operated the deer.io platform, including "virtual stores" that sold "a variety of hacked and/or compromised US and international financial and corporate data," including stolen user names and passwords from computers in the Untied States and elsewhere.

    Investigators described deer.io as "a turnkey online storefront design and hosting platform, from which cybercriminals can advertise and sell their products," the complaint said.

    "Thus far, law enforcement has found no legitimate business advertising its services and/or products through a deer.io storefront," which was hosted in Russia, out of the reach of US law enforcement.

    The document said a cybercriminal who wants to sell contraband or offer criminal services can purchase a storefront on deer.io for the equivalent of $12.50 per month.

    To verify that the service was selling real data, the FBI purchased data from more than 3,000 hacked accounts for less than $700 in bitcoin and identified names, dates of birth and U.S. social security numbers for people living in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,.

    The court records showed Firsov would appear to face charges in the criminal complaint in federal court in New York.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6562 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Hang 'im high, after a fair trial of course.
    Posted by: Raj || 03/13/2020 9:40 Comments || Top||

    #2  Did they ever find the Chinese hackers that got all that info from the OPM database?

    And it's nice to see the Awan brothers are in a position to sue the Daily Caller and Regnery.

    For justice!
    Posted by: charger || 03/13/2020 16:10 Comments || Top||

    #3  Can't outsource security.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 20:44 Comments || Top||


    Great White North
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie, tests positive for coronavirus
    [ABC] In a statement, the Canadian leader's office said Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was felling well and would remain in isolation.

    "The Prime Minister is in good health with no symptoms. As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days," the statement added.

    His office said the doctor's advice to the Prime Minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given that he is exhibiting no symptoms himself.
    4Chan has started calling him Fludeau
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2020 04:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days,"

    Canadians rejoice, but wish it was longer.
    Posted by: AlanC || 03/13/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

    #2  I'm beginning to wonder what's the incidence of false positives in this test?
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 8:22 Comments || Top||

    #3  False negatives for the Cherman test Eurine Conservative has been crowing about are running 48%
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 12:38 Comments || Top||

    #4  #3 Can you give me the source, MM - I can' find it.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/13/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

    #5  Sophie is lucky if all she gets from shiny is respiratory tract infection.
    Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 03/13/2020 19:34 Comments || Top||


    Canada mulling deportation of female Afghan doctor who conducted virginity tests
    [KhaamaPress] Thee Canadian Immigration authorities are mulling deportation of a female doctor who conducted virginity tests on women in Afghanistan.

    According to local media reports, the authorities are arguing that the actions of the doctor a crime against humanity.

    The doctor, Saida Ahmadi reportedly conducted the virginity tests on women in a hospital in the North of Afghanistan. She made a refugee claim after arriving in Canada in 2017.

    During her interviews with the Canadian Immigration officials, Ahmadi has admitted that she conducted virginity tests as part of her duties, they were not routine.

    Meanwhile,
    ...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
    the Immigration and Refugee Board has ruled that although the tests were "part of the systematic oppression of women in Afghanistan," they were not a crime against humanity, according to Global News.

    The IRB’s Immigration Appeal Division ruled that Ahmadi did not make a significant contribution to "the systems in Afghanistan which oppress women."

    However,
    some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
    the Federal Court of Canada overturned the IRB Appeal Division decision in February, sending the matter back to the refugee board for re-examination.

    The Federal Court found the IRB made the decision through a process that "breached the principals of natural justice and procedural fairness."
    Posted by: trailing wife || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6520 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

    #1  Now, how about the foreskin butcher-lickers?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||


    Olde Tyme Religion
    Pope Frank: The Devil Assails Christians with Vanity and Rage
    [BREITBART] The devil always goes to extremes in his attacks on Christians, Pope Francis
    ...Argentine liberation theologist, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was elected pope in 2013. Rather than setting up shop in Avignon, where he belongs, the first Jesuit Pope chose to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse instead of the papal apartments. He is big on climate change, against consumerism, and in favor of throwing a blanket over homosexual activity within the clergy. He's not real sure about the Resurrection, about Christ's divinity, and a few other things that would have gotten him burned at the stake a few hundred years ago, but he's hot for a certain South American Earth Mother Goddess...
    said Wednesday, either through the soft sell of worldly glory and comfort or the violence of enraged persecution.

    In his live-streamed morning Mass at the chapel of his Santa Marta residence in the Vatican, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the coronavirus
    ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
    , while focusing in his homily on the works of the devil.

    "The devil has two strategies: the seduction of worldly promises, and when this fails, that of rage," the pope said.

    The first ploy attempted by Satan to separate us from Christ will always be that of a "worldly spirit," Francis said, where he offers "self-realization, careerism, and worldly success, as ways to cover up the cross of Jesus."

    When this strategy fails, the devil often turns to violence and fury, the pontiff continued.

    We see this in Christ’s passion where there is not merely a death sentence
    ...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
    , but "there is more, there is humiliation, there is rage. And when there is fury in the persecution of a Christian, the devil is present," he said.

    And so the two thieves crucified with Jesus are "condemned and crucified, but then left to die in peace. Instead, the insults only fall on Jesus."

    "The devil knows no middle ground," the pope said. "His pride is so great that he enjoys destroying with rage. Think of the persecution of so many saints, so many Christians, whom he does not kill, but he makes them suffer, and tries by every means to humiliate them to the end."

    As an example of this rage in the persecution of Christians, Francis offered the example of the Pak Christian Asia Bibi, who spent "nine years in prison, suffering the rage of the devil."

    "May the Lord give us the grace to be able to recognize that spirit that wants to destroy us with fury and when that same spirit wants to console us with worldly appearances, with vanity," Francis said. "May the Lord give us the grace to discern the path of the Lord, which is the cross, from the path of the world, which is vanity, appearances, window-dressing."



    Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Devil assails...using Vanity and Rage?
    Or devil assails those exhibiting Vanity and Rage?

    In the former case, lookout everyone.
    In the latter, lookout ... virtue-signaling Woke Warriors.

    Which is it, Bergoglio?
    Posted by: Lex || 03/13/2020 0:26 Comments || Top||

    #2  In his live-streamed morning Mass

    Alone, by himself in his apartments.
    Is that Massterbation?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/13/2020 1:28 Comments || Top||

    #3  The only thing to center on in this sly, serpentine sermon is this line :

    '...And when there is fury in the persecution of a Christian, the devil is present,'

    Passes under the radar at first glance, I know.
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/13/2020 6:46 Comments || Top||

    #4  s "self-realization, careerism, and worldly success,

    Sounds like the feminist mantra to me.
    Posted by: AlanC || 03/13/2020 8:40 Comments || Top||

    #5  Sometimes the devil speaks Marxists nonsense and wears the Popes clothes...
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/13/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

    #6  ^ Yes
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/13/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

    #7  Alone, by himself in his apartments.
    Is that Massterbation?


    Tell me that's not a winner!
    Posted by: SteveS || 03/13/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

    #8  For our "spiritual" Papa, a startlement!
    It's Bengt, in his spartan apartment:
    "I snuck up the stairs."
    "May I just say my prayers?"
    "Will they save you?" "That's not my department."
    Posted by: Albert Untervehr4295 || 03/13/2020 16:38 Comments || Top||


    Syria-Lebanon-Iran
    Top Iranian cleric okays buying future Israeli coronavirus vaccine
    [IsraelTimes] Naser Makarem Shirazi, 93, a Holocaust-denying hardliner and one of the highest religious authorities in Iran, says using vaccine made by ’Zionists’ okay if ’there’s no substitute’.
    That’s one question answered, and exactly what one would expect.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 03/13/2020 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6534 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

    #1  Genesis 22:18
    Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 03/13/2020 3:44 Comments || Top||

    #2  Wow, their under-reported coronavirus must be really bad.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 3:47 Comments || Top||

    #3  Iran: Satellite Images Show Massive Burial Pits For Coronavirus Victims
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/13/2020 8:34 Comments || Top||

    #4  Send the latest inoculation: Placebin
    Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/13/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

    #5  I hear it makes Shiite testicles fall off.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 03/13/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

    #6  Virus hitting a little too close to Qom home.
    Posted by: Shineper Grumble1521 || 03/13/2020 16:16 Comments || Top||

    #7  ^ Nicely done
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/13/2020 19:02 Comments || Top||

    #8  Give them LSD at a price that will be covered by a IMF loan.
    Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/13/2020 19:03 Comments || Top||

    #9  ShiiteShow
    Posted by: Lex || 03/13/2020 19:42 Comments || Top||

    #10  Well nice to for once to see Defense Ministry putting a stop into the boasting.

    Not like someone here named g(r)omgoru...
    Posted by: Thorong Grundy1520 || 03/13/2020 22:10 Comments || Top||



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