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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Father arrested for playing with daughter in park, citing coronavirus restrictions
In an incident caught on video, a former Colorado State Patrol trooper said he was handcuffed in front of his 6-year old daughter on a near-empty softball field Sunday by Brighton police officers enforcing social distancing rules. The department apologized Tuesday afternoon, calling the incident an "overreach by our police officers."
Threatening a family for not breaking a law, one of the family being a little girl. Explicitly stating that they were going to arrest the guy in front of his little daughter in order to illegally coerce a desired behavior. Three cops in the picture, and they called back to the station for guidance, too. All on the same wavelength, not one of them had the common sense to figure out beforehand or during the event that everything about this is just wrong, including potentially exposing the family to CV and, more importantly (to the city anyway) the city to a lawsuit. Way to serve the people! I've spoken to police, and in my experience they know what they can and cannot do, and what they can usually get away with. Major problem here.
Matt Mooney, 33, told ABC News he walked with his wife and daughter from their home to a nearby park Sunday to play softball.

"We're just having a good time, not near anybody else. The next closest person is at least 15 feet away from me and my daughter at this point," Mooney told ABC News.

Police arrived soon after, Mooney said, telling him and others in the area to leave because the park was closed.

Mooney said he told officers that he was familiar with the posted rules and believed he and his family were in compliance and practicing proper social distancing. He said he refused to provide his identification when officers asked for it because he had not broken any law.

"Well, they didn't like that idea. They then proceeded to make a threat against me saying, 'If you don't give us your identification, if you don't identify yourself, we're going to put you in handcuffs in front of your 6-year-old daughter.'"

Mooney said officers handcuffed him and placed him in a patrol car for about 10 to 15 minutes while they phoned a supervisor for guidance. The incident was captured on cellphone footage by former Brighton City Councilman Kirby Wallin.

"Yeah, it's Sunday and the Brighton police are apparently arresting a dad for throwing a ball to his daughter," Wallin is heard saying on the video.

In a statement, the Brighton Police Department said it was "deeply sorry" for the incident and is conducting an internal investigation.

"While the investigation sorts through the different versions of what took place by witnesses who were at the park, it is evident there was an overreach by our police officers," the statement said. "It is imperative that we improve communication with our front line first responders so they are up to date on the latest rules in place regarding COVID-19 for addressing public safety."

Mooney, who said he's hired an attorney and is considering legal action against the city, declined to comment on the apology.

The former state patrol trooper, who now runs a construction company, said officers eventually let him go without issuing a citation.


Mooney said his 6-year-old daughter was scared to see her father placed in handcuffs, but said she learned a valuable lesson.

"She's learned that our constitutional rights are something worth standing up for," Mooney said. "She got to witness a violation of civil rights. She got to witness an unlawful order by the police."

In addition, Mooney said none of the officers were wearing protective gear, although he saw a face mask hanging from an officer's belt.

"They could very simply be asymptomatic, not even know they're sick, and now I've been exposed. My daughter's been exposed; my wife's been exposed," said Mooney.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 14:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mooney was white.
The cops knew they were safe.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

#2  "overreach by our police officers."

And a governor. This is going to end with mass civil disobedience when it dawns on law enforcement and the local DAs that there's not enough money in the budget to handle all the Constitutionally demanded jury trials.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 16:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Cops love this sort of easy pinch almost as much as a donut or a free meal.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 16:15 Comments || Top||

#4  I suppose he should be thankful they didn't tackle his six year old.

When a uniformed force is reduced to people who fear everything from liberal mayors to losing their jobs, their work is shot down by judges all the time - this is what it becomes. They'll bring in the tree humpers and wrestle airsoft players to submission, unable to to real work. I don't know what goes on with them there, but I suppose it's a global phenomenon.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 16:56 Comments || Top||

#5  If he'd been walking his chihuahua they would have shot it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 18:11 Comments || Top||

#6  They demanded ID. He refused. They put him in handcuffs.

We call that tyranny in southern Colorado.

Hell, the two cops in my family that work in towns next to Brighton through this was really stupid and the officers should be written up and given punishment.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 21:36 Comments || Top||


Chicago Back in da Shootin' Bidness
[Fox32Chicago] Seven people were killed and 14 more were wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago, making it the most violent day of 2020 so far as temperatures reached summer-like levels for the first time this year.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/08/2020 11:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Springtime
For Bangers
In Chiraq...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#2 
Chicago, Libya and Yautja Prime. It's as if nothing else matters to these places.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 11:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Gotta make up for lost time, boys. Get killin'
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#4  I always wondered if bangers would have a problem if they learned the sideways pistol thing is something the Israeli military thought up to help women and young kids rack a slide.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 11:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Actually did not know that, MM.

Another day of learning something.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/08/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Of course, once the slide is racked, they are instructed to handle the pistol conventionally, acquire a good sight picture and double tap the camel nosing into the tent.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#7  #4 Source?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#8  This suggests they were out of the business. Nope.
On a different, but related note, I wonder what effect the shutdown has had in terms of illegal drug supply chains?
Posted by: Spot || 04/08/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||

#9  From Wikipedia
The side grip has been portrayed in movies since at least the 1960s, notably in the westerns One-Eyed Jacks (1961) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).[1] The style's cinematic benefit is that it makes it easier to see both the weapon and the actor's face in a tight camera shot.[1]

The side grip was highly popularized with the 1993 American hood film, Menace II Society, where this technique is shown in the film's opening scene during the armed robbery of a Los Angeles, California convenience store.[4][1]

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 14:34 Comments || Top||

#10 
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||


Chinese woman in FL bragging about buying up masks so Americans can't find in stores.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [477 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Execution at sunrise would be fitting here.
Posted by: Raj || 04/08/2020 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  They really are wonderful people, it's their leadership that's so buggered.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 0:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Before any executions, check if she actually did what she claims.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:46 Comments || Top||

#4  They really are wonderful people

Not this fucking broad.

g(r)om - how about she gets a good beatdown instead?
Posted by: Raj || 04/08/2020 0:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry, #2 really needs a 'sarc' tag.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 0:56 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Deportation. To Wuhan.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 1:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Obviously we need some laws regarding hoarding.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 4:15 Comments || Top||

#8  A second easily discernible national pandemic' is clearly in play. An attitude of 'hurray for me, fok u.'

Youthful, desiring to remain anonymous, highly transient, no roots in the community, no desire to establish roots. You've seen it before.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 6:24 Comments || Top||

#9  BEAT THIS like a RUG hanging on the line!
Posted by: ranture || 04/08/2020 9:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Give it a mask made from a dry cleaning bag.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#11  From last week's news. Wonder what happened to her. New CEO of 3M?
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#12  hangin's too good for her
Posted by: 746 || 04/08/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

#13  Israel Makes Masks in Public Compulsory
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 10:09 Comments || Top||

#14 
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#15  Sorry, could someone resize this?
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#16  Resized. width=500 added to the HTML string.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#17  thx!
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 10:26 Comments || Top||

#18  :-)

From last week's news.

I thought so, too, Woodrow. But I couldn’t find it, so let this one run.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

#19  Does anyone on this board speak Chinese? I don't trust translations.

We do know the Chinese bought up a bunch of PPE around the world and sent them back to China while lying about the transmission of the virus which is horrible, but this could be a video from back then and this lady could simply be happy she can help folks back home who need it.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/08/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

#20  Hexin Jiang (Jiang He Xin), 36. The web says she has a criminal record and was arrested once from 1601 Shady Leaf Dr in Buddha. Valrico, FL 33596

Her American husband is a store clerk whom she once attacked and is a violent woman. I posit she may be a Chinese MSS agent from one of the external anti-recon agencies, planted with a caucasian husband in your country.

Someone said though her speech and attitude is purposely disguised as amiable and cheery, thankful; the words she's using suggest she's grabbing up all the masks in the area to either just deprive local citizens or create a shortage. And her husband is helping with that. Maybe they plan to sell them in his store, who knows.


Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#21  I posit she may be a Chinese MSS agent

If she were a Chinese MSS agent she'd be in Congress.
Posted by: Matt || 04/08/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#22  She's just a dumb bitch looking for 15 minutes of fame - no matter how.

p.s. Since she posted to Chines social network in Chinese, the ones who reported her in English press must be Chinese as well.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#23  So her husband is in on it, eh? I think criminals wishing death on others don't need to be raising a kid.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#24  She's just culturally enriching us with her diversity, and engaging in the population control of Americans that other Americans won't do.

We should be grateful.

Hail our insectoid overlords!
Posted by: charger || 04/08/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

#25  No loyalty or appreciation to the country that accepted her and gave her opportunity? A well qualified Progressive.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 16:21 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Read this analysis about how the virus might work.
[Web archive]
Posted by: 3dc || 04/08/2020 12:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [440 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everyone and his mother in law is an instant expert.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Not mine. She's dead unfortunately.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#3  An article (from a non-physician) describing the theory that the virus disassociates the iron ion from the heme in the blood.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/08/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 My condolences, gorb, but - really?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

#5  The thing is, they are not missing the mark. The heme attack hypothesis explains a lot of the evidence: elevated RBC yet no increase in hamztocrit, ferritin levelse, elevated ALT (liver trying to process all the excess oxidative iron ions), progressive hypoxia despite ventilation, ending in distributed organ failure due to hypoxia even with ECMO, and the apparent effectiveness of hydroxyqinolone (because it protects binding to the heme, not because its "antiviral"). Right now, there is no other hypothesis with physical evidence that fits this profile. All the work so far chasing it down in the lungs may have been following evidence to the wrong conclusion because they missed this evidence with the heme.

Here is the abstract from an actual research paper:

Abstract: The novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) is an infectious acute respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus. The virus is a positive-strand RNA virus with high homology to bat coronavirus. In this study, conserved domain analysis, homology modeling, and molecular docking were used to compare the biological roles of certain proteins of the novel coronavirus. The results showed the ORF8 and surface glycoprotein could bind to the porphyrin, respectively. At the same time, orf1ab, ORF10, and ORF3a proteins could coordinate attack the heme on the 1-beta chain of hemoglobin to dissociate the iron to form the porphyrin. The attack will cause less and less hemoglobin that can carry oxygen and carbon dioxide. The lung cells have extremely intense poisoning and inflammatory due to the inability to exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen frequently, which eventually results in ground-glass-like lung images. The mechanism also interfered with the normal heme anabolic pathway of the human body, is expected to result in human disease. According to the validation analysis of these finds, chloroquine could prevent orf1ab, ORF3a, and ORF10 to attack the heme to form the porphyrin, and inhibit the binding of ORF8 and surface glycoproteins to porphyrins to a certain extent, effectively relieve the symptoms of respiratory distress. Favipiravir could inhibit the envelope protein and ORF7a protein bind to porphyrin, prevent the virus from entering host cells, and catching free porphyrins. Because the novel coronavirus is dependent on porphyrins, it may originate from an ancient virus. Therefore, this research is of high value to contemporary biological experiments, disease prevention, and clinical treatment.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 04/08/2020 13:27 Comments || Top||

#6  What this means is that one mode of treatment would be to transfuse PRBC in an effort to increase the number of properly functioning red blood cells as a stop gap, and administer erythropoietin to increase RBC production. Another possibility is plasmapheresis to try to remove the damaged RBC so they don't crowd out the functioning RBC in the lungs and organs. And of course, administer plaquenil and zinc supplementation to stop the virus from reproducing in addition to limiting binding of the heme group.

This may be the big break that is needed for treatment. The hypothesis seems to fit far more of the observed symptoms that the current model of it being a "lung" disease. It also tracks with the problems found with myocardial tissue damage as well (from the SARS-CoV2 virus that reproduce on the ACE2 receptors in the heart).

Surprisingly (or perhaps not, given his knack for making good decisions on limited data) Trump may have been right all along.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 04/08/2020 13:36 Comments || Top||

#7  The link does not go anywhere for me.

https://web.archive.org/web/20200405061401/
https://medium.com/@agaiziunas/covid-19-had-us-all-fooled-but-now-we-might-have-finally-found-its-secret-91182386efcb
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 13:51 Comments || Top||

#8  PDF] COVID-19 Disease: ORF8 and Surface Glycoprotein Inhibit Heme Metabolism by Binding to Porphyrin
W Liu, H Li - 2020 - chemrxiv.org
… To verify the effect of chloroquine phosphate on the viral molecular mechanism of action, molecular …
men is significantly higher than that of normal women, which might also be a … Therefore, this article
considered the virus directly interfered with the assembly of human hemoglobin …
Cited by 1 All 2 versions
[PDF] chemrxiv.org
COVID-19: Attacks the 1-Beta Chain of Hemoglobin and Captures the Porphyrin to Inhibit Human Heme Metabolism
W Liu, H Li - chemrxiv.org
… To verify the effect of chloroquine phosphate on the viral molecular mechanism of action, molecular …
of normal men is significantly higher than that of normal women, which might also be a … This article
considered the virus directly interfered with the assembly of human hemoglobin …
All 2 versions


Is that it, Marilyn Tojo7566? Not peer reviewed.

If you want, TW, you can download PDF from Google Scholar. I wouldn't bother. It's DNA ---> protein extrapolation (aka you get what you want)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 14:13 Comments || Top||

#9  Erythropoietin
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/08/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#10  Grom, sometimes not peer reviewed is okay. The perfect is the enemy etc. I deal with this crap every day.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 18:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Unable to find the source on this email:

I would have discarded the following if there had been massive COVID-19 outbreaks in Shanghai and Beijing! Either the Chinese forgot to mention them or...........

*SOMETHING IS FISHY!!*

Wuhan to Shanghai = 521 miles
Wuhan to Beijing = 715 miles
Wuhan to Milan = 9,320 miles
Wuhan to NY = 8,210 miles

The Coronavirus started in Wuhan yet there is no effect of Coronavirus in nearby Beijing or Shanghai but many deaths in Italy, Iran, European countries and USA.

All business areas of China are now safe.

*Something is fishy.*

America is not just blaming China without a reason.

Even today, India is locked down but all the cities of China are open. China has also announced the opening of Wuhan from April 08. Not a single leader in China has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus.

*Something is fishy.*

The virus has ruined many economies around the world. Many have had to close their borders in an attempt to contain and control the spread of the Coronavirus. Thousands have lost their lives, millions have now got this disease, countless people have been locked in their homes and many countries have placed their citizens on lock down.

*Something is fishy.*

The Coronavirus orginated from the city of Wuhan in China and has now reached every corner of the world, but the virus did not reach China's capital Beijing and China's Economic Capital Shanghai, located in close proximity to Wuhan itself.

*Something is fishy*

Today Paris is closed, New York is closed, Berlin is closed, Delhi is closed, Mumbai is closed, Tokyo is closed, the world's major economic and political centers are closed, but Beijing and Shanghai are open. No Coronavirus effect is seen in either cities. There were only a few cases but the virus had no real effect on Beijing and Shanghai.

*Something is fishy.*

Beijing is the city where all the leaders of China live, including their military leaders. There is no lock down in Beijing.

*Something is fishy*

Shanghai is the city that runs China's economy. It is the economic capital of China, where all the rich people of China live and run major industries. There is no lock down here, there is no effect of the Coronavirus there.

*Something is fishy*

Beijing and Shanghai are the areas adjoining Wuhan. The virus from Wuhan reached every corner of the world, but the virus did not affect Beijing and Shanghai.

*Something is fishy*

Another big thing is, that the worldwide share market has fallen by almost half. In India also the Nifty has gone from 12 thousand to 7 thousand, but the share market of China was at 3000 and just merely dropped to 2700.

*Something is fishy*

This leaves one to speculate that the Coronavirus is a bio-chemical weapon of China, which China used to carry out destruction in the world in order to gain economic supremacy.

China has now put this virus under control, maybe they also have the antidote/ vaccine that they are not sharing with the world ever or will do when it is in their best interest to do so.

*Something is fishy*

Hollywood stars, Australia's Home Minister, Britain's Prime Minister and Health Minister, Spain's Prime Minister's wife, Canada's Prime Minister's wife, and Britain's Prince Charles, among others, have contracted the Coronavirus, but NOT A SINGLE POLITICAL LEADER IN CHINA, NOT A SINGLE MILITARY COMMANDER in China have tested positive for Coronavirus.

*SOMETHING IS FISHY!!!!*

Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 18:28 Comments || Top||

#12  Grom - Yes, true. Thanks. Probably one of few reasons that some aren't experts on Covid. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 19:33 Comments || Top||

#13  The thing in Besoeker's mail makes a solid argument.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 19:44 Comments || Top||

#14  China has now put this virus under control, maybe they also have the antidote/ vaccine that they are not sharing with the world ever or will do when it is in their best interest to do so.

So, everyone in Beijing and Shanghai was secretly vaccinated / treated without any word leaking to the rest of the world?
Posted by: Iblis || 04/08/2020 19:59 Comments || Top||

#15  It's DNA ---> protein extrapolation

Reaaaally far beyond my ability, g(r)omgoru. I don’t even know what questions to ask.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 20:47 Comments || Top||

#16  So, everyone in Beijing and Shanghai was secretly vaccinated / treated without any word leaking to the rest of the world?

Careful, that's what got Grom in trouble.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||

#17  I'm unclear why grom is negative about the paper COVID-19: Attacks the 1-Beta Chain of Hemoglobin and Captures the Porphyrin to Inhibit Human Heme Metabolism.

I found it an interesting application of computational biology to the COVID-2019 disease. To quote the summary:

orf1ab, ORF10, and ORF3a proteins could coordinate attack the heme on the 1-beta chain of hemoglobin to dissociate the iron to form the porphyrin. The attack will lead to less hemoglobin to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide. The lung cells have extremely intense inflammation due to the inability to exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen frequently, which eventually results in ground-glass-like lung images. Patients with respiratory distress will be made worse. Diabetic patients and older people have higher glycated hemoglobin. Glycated hemoglobin was reduced by the attack, which made patients' blood sugar unstable. Since the porphyrin complexes of the virus produced in the human body inhibited the heme anabolic pathway, they caused a wide range of infection and disease.

With these findings in mind, further analysis revealed that chloroquine could prevent orf1ab, ORF3a, and ORF10 from attacking the heme to form the porphyrin, and inhibit the binding of ORF8 and surface glycoproteins to porphyrins to a certain extent, effectively relieve the symptoms of respiratory distress. Favipiravir could inhibit the envelope protein and ORF7a protein bind to porphyrin, prevent the virus from entering host cells, and catching free porphyrins. Because the novel coronavirus is dependent on porphyrins, it may originate from an ancient virus. Given the current epidemic, it is believed the results of this study are of high value in preventing the spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia, developing drugs and vaccines, and clinical treatment.
Posted by: KBK || 04/08/2020 21:17 Comments || Top||

#18  The next step would appear to be in-vitro confirmation of their hypothesis.
Posted by: KBK || 04/08/2020 21:18 Comments || Top||


For levity - As if the world couldn't get any weirder, this AI toilet scans your anus to identify you
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 11:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Big Brother is watching... the brown eye...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 11:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Next thing you know, the government will want a photo ID of it.
Posted by: Cholutch Shereper2174 || 04/08/2020 11:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Wesley Snipes uses an extracted eyeball to open retina locked doors. Tom Cruise uses printed fingerprint gloves.

Take that hollywood.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Having to settle in to get a good print...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Want to see Matt Damon sucking ass in the next Bourne movie...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Or 'Q' making for Bond a metamaterial woven set of briefs capable of emulating any anus from an MI6 database called 'The Arsehole Repository'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 15:53 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ "Oh, it's Jeremy Corbyn, again?"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Thread of the week.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 18:14 Comments || Top||

#9  We had retinal scanners as part of out multi level interior security. When I was conducting a highfalutin guest around, I would call them 'rectal scanners'. When they responded 'I don't know, kinda high' I knew we had a real (or very quick) person.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 18:15 Comments || Top||

#10  Second #8.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 18:16 Comments || Top||

#11  I love Rantburg posters
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Man Allegedly Spits and Coughs on Supermarket Produce, Gets Punched in the Face and Tackled
[Red State] - It’s a crazy time, and some weird things are happening at the supermarket.

Case in point: In Kingston, Massachusetts, a 65-year-old man was accused of coughing and spitting on produce.

...the "extremely aggressive" shopper tried to hit the employee.

Subsequently, he said, the employee punched the dude in the face.

Soon after, the guy was "tackled by a group of bystanders."

In the video, multiple men are pinning the suspect, facedown. One of them shouts, "Don’t try and get up!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 02:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kick his ass
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Creatures like this should be de-boned on the spot. Then let the police chief / county sheriff / DA decide whether stepping on their dicks is a good career move.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#3  The media terrorizing the people has some accountability for these folks who decide if they are going to die of the virus they are going to take fellow citizens with them.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/08/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#4  With schools closed, the next pissed off teenage shooter will surface at a grocery store.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 11:31 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Landlord Mario Salerno Gives Nearly 200 Struggling NYC Tenants Free Rent
[RedState] I’ve previously touched on the good deeds being done in light of the nation’s viral crisis, and here’s a great one.

In Brooklyn, amid business closures, layoffs, and reduced hours, a landlord is waiving rent for his tenants for the entire month of April.

Speaking with EWTN News Nightly’s Colm Flynn, Mario Salerno talked about his decision to give a free month’s stay to approximately 200 people.

Here’s what he had to say:

“I told them not to worry, not to panic. We’re going through some very tough times with this monster disease. I would waive all the rent for the month of April.”
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now the rest of the landlords should do the same!

200 is nothing in a city of 8.6 million people.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 04/08/2020 4:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Most landlords have mortgages to pay, Seeking Cure, and cannot afford to go without the rent monies they pass through to pay them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Is the State/County going to suspend property taxes as well? They're the ultimate landlord. Don't think so, skip your taxes and see who owns the paper to the property.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Most landlords have mortgages to pay, Seeking Cure

And I'm one of them. Do you know what it's like to have a 'professional tenant' (i.e., someone who knows they can legally live somewhere and not pay rent for six+ months before I can evict her by the book)? Between that, legal & constable fees and the additional $2K plus I had to spend because they trashed the place on the way out, not to mention all the time I spent repairing the place with a leg I could barely stand on, it caused so much stress it was a primary factor in my heart attack last August.

In the end, I'm out about $17K and almost died from it. That's why not every landlord can or will do that.
Posted by: Raj || 04/08/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  The in-house landowner hater will weigh in I'm sure.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Surprised you only had $2K in damages, Raj.

Some take the appliances and bathroom/kitchen plumbing fixtures, plus rip wiring and copper pipes out of the walls.

Plus, for some reason, they take the doors off the closets and lose them.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/08/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#7  The in-house landowner hater will weigh in I'm sure.

Who's that?
Posted by: Raj || 04/08/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Mr. BeePee..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#9  In practice, people who manage land well should be paid by the gummint, not the other way around. But people who don't have any hate that idea.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||

#10  I hope he doesn't get punished for his good deed at some future date, but it's the way to bet.
Posted by: charger || 04/08/2020 14:56 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ AOC will say "See, nobody needs to collect rent."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 16:52 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ no joke. Expect this.
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 17:01 Comments || Top||

#13  I don't take economic advice from 8 yr old (mentally) girls
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 17:15 Comments || Top||

#14  How the fook did she graduate from BU? Seriously... I heard that it had become a good school. Did she actually graduate?
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 17:32 Comments || Top||

#15  What M.Murcek said.
"See, the rent is too damn high!"

Professional renters. They could be as smart as cardboard in the rain, but by goodness during a sobriety test they could recite renters' rights backwards.

I have one for you, not even the most damages but: working professional, had work lined up in construction. Worked for a few weeks then quit showing up. Then people quit seeing him about anywhere. No car, so no indication on movement from that. One day we were like, hey what's the story? Went in, an he was gone, skipped out. Place was trashed, soda bottles and wrappers everywhere. With a score worthy of John Williams fading in, we realized that all those soda bottles, well, not full of Mountain Dew.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/08/2020 18:08 Comments || Top||

#16  Dude's gonna claim SMB loss due to Covid and get a big ass reparations loan to wash millions.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:56 Comments || Top||


Senator Rand Paul is recovered and volunteering at Bowling Green Hospital
[Lexington Herald Leader] Wearing a smile, a beard and a doctor’s smock, Kentucky U.S. Sen Rand Paul posted on his Twitter page Tuesday that he no longer has the coronavirus and is volunteering at a Bowling Green hospital.

"I appreciate all the best wishes I have received. I have been retested and I am negative.," Paul said. "I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this!"

Paul, a Bowling Green Republican and an ophthalmologist, announced March 22 that he tested positive for COVID-19.Se
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wish him well and thanks for pitching in as a Doctor. He’s got balls, is sincere in his beliefs and is often right. I wish we had more with those kinds of character traits.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/08/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||

#2  He sets a great example in so many ways.
Posted by: Tom || 04/08/2020 17:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Good for him. Thank you, sir.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 18:11 Comments || Top||


COVID-19 stops the unstoppable - Foggy Bottom suspends H-1B program
[Breitbart] The State Department’s temporary suspension of visa processing has stopped the inflow of H-1B foreign visa workers into American white-collar jobs while the Chinese coronavirus crisis drives up United States jobless claims to more than ten million.

In a given year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa and are allowed to stay for up to six years. There are about 650,000 H-1B visa foreign workers in the U.S. at any given moment.

Americans are often laid off in the process and forced to train their foreign replacements, as highlighted by Breitbart News. More than 85,000 Americans annually potentially lose their jobs to foreign labor through the H-1B visa program.

On March 20, the State Department issued a memo announcing that U.S. embassies and consulates would cancel routine visa processing. The memo means thousands of H-1B visas that would have usually been issued to primarily Indian male nationals have been halted, at least temporarily.

"In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates," the memo notes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now all that is left to do is to reform American universities so they (once again) start producing competent engineers instead of "Empowering Minorities and Women".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Suspend is good first step. Now end it idiots.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/08/2020 3:27 Comments || Top||

#3  650,000 H-1B visa foreign workers in the U.S. at any given moment.

Many of whom will get Green Cards and permanently displace an American tech worker. Around 140,000 guest workerss each year receive an Employment Based Green Card. Each country gets a max 7% (9,800 people) of the total. Worked a few companies where I was the only US citizen engineer. Not a good work environment.
Posted by: Cholutch Shereper2174 || 04/08/2020 4:14 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Not a good work environment.

But that was precisely the intended outcome, for the average American worker that is.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 6:19 Comments || Top||

#5  No comment from our oligarch-turned-shadow health minister in Redmond WA
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 7:11 Comments || Top||

#6  #1 #2 both.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#7  End this program and federal aid to universities.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  I swear some of this has to be attributable to Tucker Carlson and his focus on it. Sometimes it seems his segments are directed precisely for the President and several times have seen impact follow.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/08/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Close the office (as long as possible) as non-essential.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 12:50 Comments || Top||

#10  They should eliminate the program. If we need to bring them in to fulfill an economic need that our labor market cannot fill, then give them a green card so they are not slaves to their H1B sponsor. This makes them an equal footing with citizen engineers in terms of salary negotiation and the ability to walk away to a competitor. And if they cannot make the requirements of a green card, then we dont want them here anyway.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 04/08/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#11  The program was always and ever a ruse to try to cap the rise in skilled engineers' compensation in this country. It's a major reason for the extraordinarily high operating margins in the software industry and thus a major source of the unbelievably large fortunes of that industry's leaders, especially Gates and his ilk.

IOW a scam designed primarily to line their pockets. Zip to do with "competitiveness" or a phantom "skills shortage."
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 14:02 Comments || Top||

#12  ....a shortage they created by making it not worth the time and effort to get the degrees for 30 years. Same concept for bringing in below production cost oil, to put competitors out of work.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 16:18 Comments || Top||

#13 
I worked on a group that used a corrupt circle of officials, back in 2011 to get Pakistanis and Indians into America. They exploited the H visas to get things in that were so dangerous if word got out, people would lynch those officials themselves.

The FBI ultimately arrested those officials, but Gawd knows what became of the fuckers they had already gotten in. Their clientele were usually rich landowners from the Punjab regions, relatives of Pak government officers rejected once, brides for people they'd sent earlier, etc. Occasionally they would insert the radicalized and recruiter type individual, posing as students and 'scholars'. They even had a scheme of routing them in from the UK.

I think either accounts of everyone connected to the H-1 visa process should be periodically evaluated, or it should be shut down completely. There is no dearth of jobs in Asia, for people who want to work. It's the leeches usually that exploit these systems and end up as fuel for the Liberal machine in universities and politics.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||

#14  650,000 H-1B visa foreign workers in the U.S. at any given moment.

Sequester them for 2020 census takers.
Secondary for Covid antibody testing.

"Cough, cough. Yeah 4 people live here."
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 21:00 Comments || Top||


Video: 1st documentary movie on the origin of CCPVirus, Tracking Down the Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus
[Twitter]
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THE most important documentary to watch now. You won't need much patience to watch until the end, when you can find that I am the "Acedmice Director".
1st documentary movie on the origin of #CCPVirus, Tracking Down the Origin of the #Wuhan #Coronavirus

Posted by: 3dc || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I just watched the whole thing from beginning to end. Even the credits are enlightening.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 4:11 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus Roundup: Pastor who decried 'hysteria' dies after attending Mardi Gras

[NEWS.YAHOO] Pastor Landon Spradlin wasn't worried about coronavirus (aka COVID19 or coronavirusChinese Plague)
...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...
when he went to New Orleans to preach during Mardi Gras. A month later he was dead.

"He loved to laugh. He loved to play guitar. He played guitar even when he wasn't supposed to," says Jesse Spradlin of her father, Landon.

"He was just the best man in the world."

One day when this is all over, the wife and five children of Pastor Landon Spradlin hope to hold a large celebratory memorial for him.

For now they have had to make do with a funeral at which there were just a handful in attendance, including the blues guitarist who played at the graveside.

A little over a month ago, Pastor Spradlin, who was 66, drove with his wife Jean the 900 miles (1500 km) from their home in Virginia to Louisiana for Mardi Gras.

He viewed the festivities as an opportunity, through music, to save the souls of some of the hundreds of thousands of people that would attend.

He was joined by two of his daughters who came over from Texas.


'A lot of pain.'NY has biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths
[APNEWS] New York state reported 731 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, its biggest jump since the start of the outbreak, dampening some of the cautious optimism officials have expressed about efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

The state’s corpse count grew to 5,489.

The alarming surge in deaths comes as new hospital admissions have dropped on average over several days, a possible harbinger of the outbreak finally leveling off. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the death tally is a "lagging indicator" that reflects the loss of critically ill people hospitalized earlier.
VA and Bureau of Prisons are buying hydroxychloroquine
[NEWS.YAHOO] Two major federal agencies are stocking up on hydroxychloroquine, a longtime anti-malarial medication touted by President Trump as a potential "game changer" in the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...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, amid experts' warnings that its use for COVID-19 is risky and unproven.

Federal contracting records show the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons have placed emergency orders for more than $250,000 of hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets from private suppliers over the last two weeks, with both agencies apparently planning to use the drug to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
New York coronavirus deaths: Most had these underlying illnesses
[USATODAY] The majority of New York’s more than 4,700 deaths due to coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...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...
were among men, and 86% of all deaths were among people who had underlying illnesses, such as hypertension and diabetes, new state data shows.

The statistics released late Monday offered the latest glimpse into how the rapidly spreading virus has impacted New York and made it the epicenter for COVID-19 in the nation.

Of the 4,758 deaths in New York since the first on March 14, 61% were men and 39% were women, the state Department of Health reported on its new data portal.

In addition, 63% of the deaths were among those age 70 and older, while 7% of the cases were those 49 and younger.

And 4,089 of those who died had at least one other chronic disease, the records showed:
  • The leading underlying illness was hypertension, which showed up in 55% of the deaths.

  • Next was diabetes, which was diagnosed in 1,755 deaths, or about 37% of the cases.

  • Other top illnesses found in those who died from coronavirus were hyperlipidemia; coronary artery disease; renal disease and dementia.

Sweden Paves Way For Potential Lockdown As Deaths Approach 500
[BREITBART] Sweden, which has some of the lightest anti-coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...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...
restrictions in Europe, is paving the way for new laws that could lead to a nationwide lockdown, as the number of deaths approaches 500.

Authorities announced that as of Monday, Sweden, which has a population of 10.2 million and has pursued a light-touch approach to lockdown so far, has a total of 7,206 confirmed coronavirus cases and 477 deaths. As a result, the government is preparing to increase its own power to potentially lock down the country later this month.

Social Minister Lena Hallengren of the Social Democrats stated that the current legislation under the Infection Protection Act does not give the government sufficient power to order lockdown measures similar to those already in place in countries like La Belle France or the UK, Aftonbladet reports. In comparison to the United Kingdom or Germany where public gatherings of more than two are banned, in Sweden groups of up to 50 are allowed to congregate presently.






600 people have been killed and 3,000 left in hospital in Iran after they drank neat alcohol in the mistaken belief it cures coronavirus

Two courtesy of g(r)omgoru:
Trump says 110,000 ventilators will be added in coming weeks
New York City stockpiled ventilators for a pandemic, only to later auction them off
Really? How utterly fascinating. Under which mayor did this happen to happen?

Courtesy of Skidmark:
Appeals court allows Texas to ban most abortions during coronavirus pandemic

US Department of Defense give 1 million masks to IDF for coronavirus use
[Jpost] The masks were procured from China and shipped to Israel in order that the IDF can begin using them within days.
I’m not sure why this is our job...

Trump threatens to defund WHO as US coronavirus deaths surge past 12,800
[IsraelTimes] New York City records over 4,000 total fatalities, surpassing toll on 9/11; UK’s Johnson in stable condition in 2nd night in ICU; 65,000 flee Wuhan as China lifts 11-week lockdown.

Land border between China and Russia closing after new virus cases found
[IsraelTimes] China and Russia are closing their land border and river port near Vladivostok following the discovery of 59 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus among Chinese citizens returning home via the crossing.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pastor who decried 'hysteria' dies after attending Mardi Gras

"Stupidity is not a crime. But it is a capital offense." - Old Russian saying.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  There was a time when stupidity wasn’t deadly.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Sweden Paves Way For Potential Lockdown As Deaths Approach 500

But, but, but, weren't we told (by National Review no less)
If the COVID-19 pandemic tails off in a few weeks, months before the alarmists claim it will, they will probably pivot immediately and pat themselves on the back for the brilliant social-distancing controls that they imposed on the world. They will claim that their heroic recommendations averted total calamity. Unfortunately, they will be wrong; and Sweden, which has done almost no mandated social distancing, will probably prove them wrong.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:26 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 It's always deadly - the problem: a lot of time it's deadly to other people (like a reckless driver who causes a car pile-up behind him).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:39 Comments || Top||

#5  I guess we'll be going through this every flu season, or?
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 0:43 Comments || Top||

#6  He's right about the hysteria part, though - no question about that.
Posted by: Raj || 04/08/2020 0:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Incidentally, if you go to worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/
and look at the graph of death vs. recovery for Sweden, you'll have to conclude that Sweden is a third world country.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 1:32 Comments || Top||

#8  Dep defense, masks, IDF

According to Arutz 7 it's Israeli dept def.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 04/08/2020 5:33 Comments || Top||

#9  you'll have to conclude that Sweden is a third world country.
Nahhhh they imported it
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 6:47 Comments || Top||

#10  The Swedish curve has flattened. See official Swedish data site's graphs and scroll to the right until you see graphs for "Sjukdomsfall per dag" (daily infections) and "Avlidna per dag" (daily deaths). The new infections curve is actually falling after a spike.

Again, the recent spike in Swedish infections and deaths is concentrated in Stockholm. Not verified yet but the best explanation is that this spike was largely driven by very non-Swedish social and other practices of those living in Jarva and other Stockholm neighborhoods populated disproportionately by recent immigrants. A targeted and reasonable approach is warranted.
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Lex, you really have to look at the graphs I'm talking about. Once you in the site look also at, say, Italy & Spain & Germany. A picture is worth a 1000 words.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#12  Let the young and the healthy go back to work and restart the economy. This is all bullshit.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/08/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#13  If wearing a mask and staying 6' apart makes grocery shopping safe, then why not other businesses too?
Posted by: Iblis || 04/08/2020 12:32 Comments || Top||

#14  If wearing a mask and staying 6' apart makes grocery shopping safe, then why not other businesses too?

The difference between avoidable & unavoidable risks?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#15  This just in: we're all going to die of something.

I'd prefer that we do so while being productive.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/08/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||

#16  My preference would be something reproductive.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 13:41 Comments || Top||


Wuhan, China body bags twitching, screaming heard from furnaces
[Breitbart] Locals in Wuhan, where the Chinese coronavirus pandemic originated, have heard screams coming from funeral home furnaces, and some treated in hospitals say they saw workers put living coronavirus patients in body bags, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Monday.

RFA noted that it could not independently verify that the Chinese Communist Party was burning coronavirus patients alive, nor has the Communist Party confirmed or denied the rumors. Yet the rumors persist that, to make room for new patients in Wuhan’s overcrowded hospitals, medical staff chose older patients less likely to survive the infection and shipped them to incinerators while they were still alive and conscious.

RFA quoted a source "close to the funeral industry" identified only as Ma who said that he had heard reports of "people restrained and forced into body bags when they were still moving."

"Some people are saying that ... there are video clips of screams coming from funeral homes, from inside the furnaces ... which tells us that some people were taken to the funeral homes while they were still alive," Ma added.

Ma also noted the existence of video testimony from an anonymous older woman who had been treated at a Wuhan hospital, presumably for Chinese coronavirus.

"One old lady was saying that they put one guy into ... a body bag when he wasn’t even dead yet, and took him off to the crematorium because there was no way of saving him," Ma told RFA.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [354 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I call bull. If only because handling etc... would be simplified if the victims were sedated beforehand.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Probably a propaganda trick - after it's discredited, the awful CCP actually did will be less credible.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like something from Monty Python.
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 0:47 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Google "Chechen burial".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Wuhan researchers who violated Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)? Anyone not get the message ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 0:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Were these the bags bought from Taiwan?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 0:53 Comments || Top||

#7 
Oh come on !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Reminds me of the Kuwait stories of Iraqi soldiers bayoneting babies that they later admitted were fabrications to get the US involved.

Same with the lady buying up PPE and happy Americans will die as a result.

I suspect we are seeing anti-PRC propaganda. Personally I don't need anti-PRC propaganda because I really couldn't get any more anti-PRC at this point.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/08/2020 10:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Same with the lady buying up PPE and happy Americans will die as a result.

They found and arrested her. Her mug shot doesn't look like she's very happy.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Well, they didn't die of the virus.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 21:06 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
U.N. Staffer Brings Coronavirus to South Sudan
It’s a tradition. What was it they brought to Haiti that time?
[BREITBART] South Sudan’s first confirmed case of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...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...
infection was identified on Sunday as a 29-year-old Dutch woman who works for the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
. Local and U.N. officials said they were attempting to track down everyone she came in contact with during her five weeks in the country.

The chief of the U.N. mission to South Sudan, David Shearer, said 150 people who arrived on the last flights into Juba International Airport two weeks ago were placed in quarantine, with "several dozen" still isolated as a precaution, although none of them have displayed symptoms of the disease.

President Salva Kiir imposed a curfew in South Sudan last week and closed many venues that typically attract large crowds, including churches and mosques. According to Vice President Riek Machar, South Sudan has 11 million residents but only four ventilators at present. The country also has several crowded and unhealthy refugee camps with thousands of inhabitants left over from the long Sudanese civil war.

Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How about the following slogan "UN. Fifty years of saving Africa from overpopulation."?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  (Aimed at UN, not grom). Way to go, dickheads.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 22:17 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Man Arrested for Allegedly Starting Radioactive Fire at Chernobyl
[BREITBART] Police in Kyiv announced on Monday they have arrested a 27-year-old man for deliberately starting a huge fire in the Exclusion Zone around the decommissioned nuclear plant at Chernobyl, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986.

The forest fire erupted on Saturday near the uninhabited village of Vladimirovka, located inside the thousand-square-mile Exclusion Zone, and spread to cover more than 50 acres. Firefighters reported a substantial spike in radiation levels due to the blaze, notching over 2.3 microsieverts per hour when the normal background level in the area is about 0.14.

Over a hundred firefighters and several aircraft were dispatched to fight two separate blazes as fears mounted the radiation spike would reach inhabited towns or even the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv, which is about 60 miles from Chernobyl. As of Tuesday morning, no radiation threat to inhabited areas had been detected.

Radiation in the Exclusion Zone spikes during fires because some pockets of plant life are still irradiated from the Chernobyl disaster, so the smoke and ash produced when it burns contains radioactive particles. Ecological inspection chief Yegor Firsov noted there have been persistent problems with arson in the area and denounced such practices as "barbaric."

Police said the man accused of starting the blaze is a resident of the village of Rahivka who said he decided to set a pile of garbage and grass on fire "for fun." He has not been formally charged yet but could face fines plus up to five years in prison if convicted of destroying forestry. Some Ukrainian politicians believe the penalty should be substantially increased to discourage people from starting fires near the Exclusion Zone.

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#1  Coulda been worse.
Coulda been a fleet of rentals.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 21:03 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
something wrong with the Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea
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Posted by: 3dc || 04/08/2020 03:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Ah'd be guessing burning bodies.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Or cloud shadows.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Honey Pots?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/08/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#4  China Debuts 'Research Stations' in South China Sea (www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/03/23/china-debuts-research-stations-in-south-china-sea-while-world-battles-coronavirus/]
China established two new "research stations" in the South China Sea on Yongshu [Fiery Cross Reef] and Zhubi [the Subi Reef], Beijing state news agency Xinhua reported this weekend — evidence China is surging forward with its colonization of the South China Sea while the world grapples with the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
Posted by: b || 04/08/2020 11:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Good find, b. I had a feeling you were at the bottom of that informative post. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, it's a fiery cross, which is just inherently wrong, amirite?
Posted by: charger || 04/08/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Tipping over?
Posted by: KBK || 04/08/2020 18:46 Comments || Top||


U.K. Buys Antibody Tests for Virus from China, But Turns Out They're Defective
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Accurate enough for China. Many who are too feeble to resist get bound, bagged and burned alive. Don't really need an accurate test for that, do you?
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 3:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Can anyone here play this game? Sheesh.
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 13:10 Comments || Top||


Cyber
BlackBerry uncovers China-backed hacking campaign
Golly — they’ve just been attacking on all fronts for years!
[Kitchener.ctvnews] BlackBerry Ltd. says it has uncovered how China-backed hackers have been able to extract data from many of the world's servers for a decade without being noticed.
Not noticed or just not named, shamed, and punished?
BlackBerry executive Eric Cornelius says the hackers have been skilful in disguising some of their software tools to appear like advertising software that poses a low-level security risk.

Cornelius says the tactics give the hackers the ability to extract information from huge amounts of valuable data on web servers using the Linux operating system.

He says the hacker tools aren't new but were mostly overlooked because most cybersecurity efforts are focused on mass market operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Google Android.

BlackBerry says in a 44-page report that five separate groups with links to the Chinese government have been targeting Linux systems for a decade.

The federal government's Canadian Centre for Cyber Security says it works with partners to monitor and deal with potential threats but it doesn't comment on specific incidents.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 01:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  whatsablackberry?
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 14:13 Comments || Top||


Economy
American Companies Are Leaving China
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 10:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  American companies are making PR moves to fool people into believing they are leaving China.

/fixed
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  American companies can't move product out of China and are forced to move to a second source or die...
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/08/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#3  If they aren't leaving they deserve what they get down the road.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Transshipping through SE Asia and Central America with new labels.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought I read somewhere that 7 out of 10 cars produced by Government General Motors were produced in China. Fat chance moving that out of the PRC.
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||


#7  There is another country in Asia with 1 billion+ population that is not run by Communists. They should all consider moving to India.
Posted by: Tom || 04/08/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||

#8  ..about that.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 18:50 Comments || Top||

#9  There is another country in Asia with 1 billion+ population that is not run by Communists. They should all consider moving to India.

Only if they want to lose their shirts. India is almost the last place they should be looking. South Sudan is worse, for other reasons, but not by much.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 04/08/2020 20:59 Comments || Top||

#10  ..about that.

Mr. Wife’s company’s Indian factory was in Bhopal, as I recall, with national headquarters in Mumbai. It was in Bhopal that he experienced amœbic dysentery, after a year of traveling to India without any health problems whatsoever. At any rate, he told me that the so-called gas leak was actually sabotage by an employee who opened the stopcock, knowing what would happen. As far as I am aware, Mr. Wife’s factory never any problems like that.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 22:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Mr. Wife’s company’s Indian factory was in Bhopal, as I recall, with national headquarters in Mumbai. It was in Bhopal that he experienced amœbic dysentery, after a year of traveling to India without any health problems whatsoever. At any rate, he told me that the so-called gas leak was actually sabotage by an employee who opened the stopcock, knowing what would happen. As far as I am aware, Mr. Wife’s factory never any problems like that.

What's worse is that India's regulations prevented the Union Carbide head office from supervising or disciplining local staff, while making UC responsible for their foibles. There was a long series of articles in the Wall Street Journal documenting this. This, along with Nokia's and Enron's catastrophic ventures there, are why foreign investors that aren't interested specifically in entering the fairly small Indian market don't make anything there. And if they make anything there, it's usually exclusively for the Indian market. Because, as Nokia found out to its cost, the Indian government will attempt to seize a chunk of your profits from exports to other markets. For Nokia, its Indian venture wasn't simply a complete loss (to zero) of everything it invested there, it ended up paying hundreds of millions of dollars to the Indian government.

India's per capita income is at African levels for a reason - its government has near-African levels of corruption, without African levels of mineral resources. If not for the talent of its people, India would be going through famine after famine.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 04/08/2020 23:05 Comments || Top||


Europe
Finland to begin randomized coronavirus antibody testing
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 04:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If Finland closes it's border no one will be allowed to cross the Finnish line.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 04/08/2020 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  To your room

/Pappy
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Perhaps all the other countries will share their test data with us.

Assuming the 'experts' would use it, not being FDA-certified and all.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/08/2020 18:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Some get tested.
Kinda like STDs.
Everybody's gotta wear a mask.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:51 Comments || Top||


Suspected Covid-19 cases aboard the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle
[Twitter]
Auto Translated

Suspected Covid-19 cases aboard the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, currently deployed in the Atlantic as part of the Foch mission. Forty sailors "under enhanced medical observation"
Posted by: 3dc || 04/08/2020 03:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  DeGaulle: "The graveyards are full of indispensable men..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Was it at sea, under its own power?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/08/2020 13:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Hey, the catapaults on De Gaulle work.
Norfolk Naval put them in. And the French didn't go for the deluxe upsell. (Unlike on Ford.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/08/2020 17:49 Comments || Top||

#4  #2: is it ever? Mission Foch, eh?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Its battlegroup includes tug escorts.
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 22:24 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Folks question why Fauci cheered using drug for MERS coronavirus in 2013… but now he's skeptical
[BizPacReview] It’s been found that seven years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed that he was encouraged by lab tests involving a combination of drugs that included hydroxychloroquine in antiviral experiments on a SARS-like coronavirus that had emerged at the time. Some observers are seeing that as puzzling.

Fauci, NIAID director and current Coronavirus Task Force rock star, has long been widely looked to as the nation’s ultimate authority on infectious diseases. As such, his record and history of public comments are especially subject to scrutiny and critiques at a time such as the current societal upheaval sweeping the globe.

An ongoing point of contention being amplified by the media is Fauci’s cautious present-day perspective on the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, while so many others are eager to embrace the encouraging indicators of its potential effectiveness against today’s novel coronavirus.

The Fox News hosts directed Fauci's attention to a recent Sermo poll of more than 6000 physicians in 30 countries in which 37 percent rated HCQ as the "most effective therapy" in treating the novel coronavirus.

"We don't operate on how you ‘feel,'" Fauci commented, pointing out that the survey measured feelings or opinions. "We operate on what evidence is and data is."

"Fox & Friends" also played a clip of Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Öz directly asking for Fauci's thoughts about HCQ's promise as suggested in a "Chinese study from Wuhan, reflecting statistically significant improvement in recovering from fever, from cough, and from pneumonia as well."

"That was not a very robust study," Fauci replied. "It is still possible that there is a beneficial effect, but the study that was just quoted, on a scale of strength of evidence, that's not overwhelmingly strong. It's an indication, a hint of it."

He added: "So although there is some suggestion that there is a benefit there, I think we've got to be careful that we don't make that majestic leap to assume that this is a knockout drug. We still need to do the kinds of studies that definitively prove that any intervention, not just this one, but any intervention is truly safe and effective."

"But when you don't have that information," the doctor added, "it's understandable, and I grant that … it's understandable why people may want to take something anyway, even with the slightest hint of it being effective, and I have no problem with that."

The 79-year-old Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, having served under six U.S. presidents, beginning with Ronald Reagan.
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Consistency is a hobgoblin of small minds.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  The 79-year-old Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, having served under six U.S. presidents, beginning with Ronald Reagan.

And where are we today? Government tenured, but entirely ineffective.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/08/2020 0:55 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 1:22 Comments || Top||

#4  “In the beginning, those [HIV/AIDS activists] had a blanket disgust with us,” Fauci later admitted to the Washington Post. “And it was mutual. Scientists said all trials should be restricted, rigid and slow. The gay groups said we were killing people with red tape. [Emphasis added]. When the smoke cleared we realized that much of their criticism was absolutely valid.”

Sound familiar?
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 04/08/2020 1:43 Comments || Top||

#5  those [HIV/AIDS activists] had a blanket disgust with us

BTW, why didn't we go into social spacing and lockdown back then? A disease with its own special interest group that lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#6  At this point it sure looks like he is putting most of his effort into prolonging his 15 minutes of fame...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#7  No. He's working with Bill Gates and big Pharm looking for a big payday. Downplaying a cheap expired patent drug.

Willing to give good odds.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Wait. Won't the "progressives" insist that any miracle cure be placed in the public trust and not hindered by "capitalist rules?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#9  If they found that the drug didn't actually work in the long run, so taking quotes from earlier when it showed promise would be misleading.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/08/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#10  He's a Beastbot.

Can't abide the thought that this crisis and its resolution might make Trump look good.
Posted by: charger || 04/08/2020 14:21 Comments || Top||


The pandemic ‘sugar pill' hospital executives sold the Trump administration in 2018
[JustTheNews] In a survey released 18 months ago, 86 percent of hospital administrators reported they were prepared for an infectious outbreak. They were not.

As a new flu season was approaching in fall 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general issued a report telling the Trump administration there was good news on the pandemic front: Long-struggling hospitals had fortified their preparedness for an infectious disease outbreak.

Just a few short years after 71% of American hospital executives warned they were ill-prepared for a disease outbreak like the 2014 Ebola virus, 86% were reporting they were prepared and ready, the department’s inspector general declared.
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Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I am being told all deaths are in some way attributed to the Cov 19 virus at this time. So funds needed because infection is so aggressive. You apply for unemployment and merely say let go due to Cov. 19 virus and puff your approved, no hassle. The abuses are so numerous. This is how insiders politically connected have always operated.
Posted by: Dale || 04/08/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Good point, Dale. Reminds me of the stories of school kids being "diagnosed" with ADD...schools got extra dough for that, if I recall correctly.
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 15:19 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 yes. 2/3 of a class in one area was done this way that I know for certain.
Posted by: Dale || 04/08/2020 19:08 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Kasur man allegedly kills 6-year-old daughter over maltreatment by wife
[DAWN] A minor girl was found dead in Punjab's Kasur district on Tuesday, allegedly killed by her father over maltreatment by his wife. District Police Officer (DPO) Kasur Zahid Nawaz Marwat said that the police received reports about the body of a minor girl lying in the fields in Chunian.

When police reached the spot, they were divided into several teams including those that interviewed the victim's family and neighbours, those that collected data about child abuse in the area, and a geo-fencing team, according to Marwat.

He added that the human intelligence team quickly gathered information and their data matched with the information technology (IT) record available with the police pointing to the involvement of the victim's father.

The police then arrested the six-year-old's father who confessed to the crime, Marwat said.

According to the police, the father was allegedly an addict and killed his daughter to take "Dire Revenge" from his wife for mistreating him.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under:


International-UN-NGOs
Trump hints at cutting WHO funding over coronavirus handling
[FOXNEWS] President Trump suggested Tuesday that he might consider cutting funding for the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...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...
crisis and alleged role in helping China downplay the severity of the outbreak.

“The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?” he tweeted.

Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Go for it.
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  I would recommend cutting something else, but I fear it's unpractical.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Can someone provide just two redeeming qualities of anything associated with the UN?
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 0:41 Comments || Top||


#5  #3 Two? You want two? I can't think of one.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Some senator from Florida is interested. Nothing will happen. Just ask Bill Barr.
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 0:55 Comments || Top||

#7  @ #5. - My point exactly!! :-)
Posted by: Clem || 04/08/2020 0:56 Comments || Top||

#8  #7 When I was in IDF service we used to refer to UN as terrorist organization. It was 40+ years ago and the organization went downhill since when.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 1:03 Comments || Top||

#9  The US military didn't have any glowing reports about the UN either when I was in.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm in this boneyard about thirty years ago with my brother; he did the hunting and I had to lug the tools around. I think it was Charger or Monte Carlo parts we were hunting for. We come up to this vehicle, a white Jeep (like the ones they used) and someone spray painted the letters "U N" on the passenger door. This guy had an awesome sense of humor, and that's what should happen to the UN - dead & stripped in a boneyard.
Posted by: Raj || 04/08/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources
Space.com via Instapundit
The water ice and other lunar resources that will help the United States establish a long-term human presence on the moon are there for the taking, the White House believes.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (April 6) establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources. That policy stresses that the current regulatory regime ‐ notably, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty ‐ allows the use of such resources.

This view has long held sway in U.S. government circles. For example, the United States, like the other major spacefaring nations, has not signed the 1979 Moon Treaty, which stipulates that non-scientific use of space resources be governed by an international regulatory framework. And in 2015, Congress passed a law explicitly allowing American companies and citizens to use moon and asteroid resources.

The new executive order makes things even more official, stressing that the United States does not view space as a "global commons" and sees a clear path to off-Earth mining, without the need for further international treaty-level agreements.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nothing much going on in Antarctica then, huh?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 04/08/2020 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  ...no EPA filings require (yet) in space.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/08/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Eh, china build islands in the sea.
Trump builds colonies at Lagrange points.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 21:02 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
US appeals court rules in favor of Trump's plan to resume executions
Multi-tasking.
[Jpost] The Trump administration's effort to resume federal executions got a boost on Tuesday from a U.S. appeals court, which tossed a district judge's injunction that blocked four death penalty
sentences from being carried out.
The 2-1 ruling by a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could pave the way to the Justice Department carrying out the first execution of federal death row inmates since 2003, although other issues remain to be litigated.

The two judges in the majority, Greg Katsas and Neomi Rao, were both appointed to the bench by Republican President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
. The dissenting judge, David Tatel, was appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is...
The court concluded that U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan was wrong to find in her November ruling that a law called the Federal Death Penalty Act requires the federal government to follow all execution protocols in the state where the execution is set to take place. The two judges in the majority differed on what aspects of state rules the federal government have to follow.

The judges left unresolved separate claims brought under different federal laws, which the district judge will now address when the case returns to her.

In December, the Supreme Court rejected a Trump administration request to intervene in the case at an early stage to allow the executions to proceed.

Most executions in the United States have been carried out by states rather than the federal government, which has been hindered by protracted litigation over the drugs used in lethal injection executions.

The inmates scheduled for execution by lethal injection all were convicted in federal courts of murder. They are Daniel Lee, Wesley Purkey, Alfred Bourgeois and Dustin Honken.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 03:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Terre Haute gurney rides...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||



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