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Small groups now canvassing LEOs' neighborhoods,
'threatening to burn down our homes and kill our families'
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Vid: Grand Forks Air Force Base deadly shooting 2 Airmen Dead
[KVRR] A shooting early this morning at the Grand Forks Air Force Base left two airmen dead.

Col. Cameron Pringle says the two airmen died while in a dormitory at around 4:30 in the morning.

He would not go into details about what led up to the shooting.

The two were active-duty members of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing.

“Let me be clear: our installation is safe,” he says. “Our dormitories are safe. We shouldn’t worry about the condition of the dormitories. Our airmen are well-cared for, and they’re provided with good supervision.”

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating the shooting, which officials say is an isolated incident.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/02/2020 18:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...but its a gun free zone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2020 21:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Love, murder suicide or housekeepers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 22:46 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
California man allegedly caught eating body of relative: report
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 10:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's not kosher
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||

#2  ^But is it a form of kin selection?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 15:02 Comments || Top||

#3  "...When asked why he was consuming her so quickly, he replied, "I do not like green legs and hands."

I'll go quietly. :)

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/02/2020 17:45 Comments || Top||

#4  This will only prompt a wave of 'Florida Man' cannibal stories.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2020 17:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Pappy's Ghost: "Paging Mr. Kozlowski: Reservation for one in your room, stat"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/02/2020 18:49 Comments || Top||

#7  “That’s in terrible taste”
“That’s why I brought the sriracha”
Posted by: Grunter || 06/02/2020 22:02 Comments || Top||

#8  She was a tough old lady.
Posted by: Zorba Cheremp5391 || 06/02/2020 22:05 Comments || Top||

#9  I heard she was sweet and tender.
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 22:15 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Coronaplague Roundup
Monkeys go bananas for social distancing: Animals stay spread out from one another as they line up for a snack in India
Poster: Skidmark

Iranians are told to 'prepare for the worst' as country faces second wave of coronavirus, with 3,000 new cases yesterday – the highest since ending lockdown in April
Poster: Skidmark

Russian forensics expert suffering from coronavirus falls to her death from a window: Fatality follows three similar window falls by Russian doctors linked to Covid-19
Poster: Skidmark

Rantburg health tips: How to have sex during the Covid-19 lockdown: Harvard experts say couples from different houses should avoid kissing, wear masks and disinfect the bedroom to avoid spreading the disease
Poster: Skidmark
As opposed to the usual hugging, kissing, tickling, nibbling, slurping, booby checks, heinie checks, doinker checks, Jolly Green Giant Cream Corn, trapezes, hover boards, and all the rest. Nope. Too unsanitary.

"Whoa, honey! Is that Lysol I smell? Hubba hubba! I'll get the champagne!"

Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under:

#3  I wonder why so many cases are associated with meat packing plants. Is it because of the chilled, damp air? There have to be other businesses with similar size and worker density - why do we not hear of problems there? If temp &/or humidity play a major role, would it be an alternative explanation (to masking/lockdown) of why Israel has been more successful than Sweden (for instance?)
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/02/2020 1:43 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Ever been in one?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 1:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Lancet "study" trashing use of HOCQ is trash
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/02/2020 4:46 Comments || Top||

#6  I believe there was also a strain of swine flu going around in China about the time COVID-19 got cranking.
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 5:19 Comments || Top||

#7  I think the reason meat packing plants have so many cases is that many of the immigrant workers live three to a room ten to a house.

Also, it is a job that probably requires drugs to get up and do everyday so everyone is sharing pre-shift and coffee break joints and meth pipes.
Posted by: Penguin_of_the_Desert || 06/02/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

#8  The Chinese bat soup flu is officially over--Democrats and the main stream media (but I repeat myself) approved mass gatherings of folks to burn police cars and buildings and to loot stores.
Posted by: Crusader || 06/02/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#9  Perpetual crisis meets boy who cried wolf. Wolf was turned into a rug some time ago.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Fauci needs an all black outfit with hoodie and Scarf Woman needs to go all black and pull that scarf up over her face to get any attention from the media while the riots are in vogue.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 14:34 Comments || Top||

#11  Food supply issues occurring at this time. Tobacco products also. Frito Lay orders cut. Schmidt bread orders cut. Read Seal long cut and others back ordered for two to three weeks. Suppliers have employee truck driver call offs. Customer special orders not picked up. On and on.
Posted by: Dale || 06/02/2020 15:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Don't blow it off that way, grom. It's a reasonable question. 3dc just posted an article on an Alaskan fishing trawler with ~90% infection rate - not that different from our local chicken plant (which has had no more than 1 fatality so far in over 300 cases.) It's not 'proximity' - Princess cruise ship only managed ~20% infection rate. Local welding/manufacturing plant has negligible infections (so far) though pretty closely packed workers (but NOT much AC.) I don't claim to have answers but I do have a problem with others claiming THEY do. There's a lot we don't know, and there are plenty of clues out there if we would just allow ourselves to look.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/02/2020 16:45 Comments || Top||

#13  #12 I wasn't "blowing anybody off" (entendre?), I was inviting a question (old habits die hard). The air in these plants is foggy with blood/body fluids and microscopic particles of flesh/fat/bone (happens when you cut frozen carcasses with electric saws). The one I was in, the workers wore face shields over filtration masks - and it was years ago, long before covid*. Now, if a virus can live in spittle, it can live in blood.
I'm assuming, the plants in Nebraska [?], Brasil, and the chicken plant you mention, did not issue workers with face shields or masks.

Local welding/manufacturing plant has negligible infections (so far) though pretty closely packed workers

Can I assume electrical welding?

*Surprisingly, the shields & masks were not at medical insistence but a rabbinical - so the workers won't consume blood.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 17:09 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Invasion of mutant blood-sucking ticks hits Russia, with hospitals running out of vaccines to treat bite victims
I can’t remember which plague was blood sucking insects...
Blood sucking democrats in Russia ?
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Hybrid said to combine 'worst qualities' of two common types of Russian tick

  • The discovery comes amid swarm of ticks, said to be caused by a warmer winter

  • In one region of Siberia, reports say there are 428 times more ticks than usual

  • Concerns raised over hospitals running out of immunoglobulin to treat Lyme disease and encephalitis vaccine

  • Almost 2% of the ticks carry viral encephalitis, and a third carry Lyme disease
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There are non-blood-sucking ticks?
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/02/2020 1:44 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Vegan academics?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 1:50 Comments || Top||

#3  'These include encephalitis - an inflammation of the brain which is estimated to have killed more than 150,000 in 2015 - and the often debilitating if untreated Lyme disease."

150,000 thousand deaths in 2015...hmmmm.
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 5:26 Comments || Top||

#4  So, when out picking mushrooms, be careful!
Posted by: Clem || 06/02/2020 6:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Are these ticks invading from China?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/02/2020 8:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Or did they come from the Chernobyl radiation zone?
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/02/2020 9:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Darth - if those ones are glowing, at least they're easier to spot. Then again, I wouldn't want to be the Peter Parker result of getting bitten by one of 'em; at least Spider Man was cool looking.
Posted by: Raj || 06/02/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

City of Tokyo issues stay-home alert after jump in new virus infections
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 13:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under:

Largest Chinese base has full-scale model of Taiwan's presidential palace
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Footage claiming to show 'Indian troops beating a captured Chinese soldier' is condemned by Delhi as both nations deploy forces along their border amid escalating territorial dispute
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 10:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  where the hell has dron been? Always liked his perspective on Indian matters.
Posted by: Chris || 06/02/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect that report means he’s a bit busy now, Chris. He’ll be along when his little corner of the world calms down.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2020 22:48 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Coronavirus herd immunity? Not in Israel, according to a serological study
[JPost] - Israelis are not immune to the novel coronavirus and therefore must continue to maintain Health Ministry directives, according to Prof. Dan Cohen, a member of Israel’s Epidemic Treatment Team and the head of Tel Aviv University’s School of Public Health.

Cohen helped run the country’s first serological survey to help determine how many Israelis have had SARS-CoV-2 and may have developed antibodies to protect them from contracting the virus again. The results show that only around 2% to 3% of the population has been infected, based on samples from 1,709 people from across the country.
Children (and savages) assume that whatever they wish for is true. Grownups check.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 13:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ad-homonid heard from.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 14:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps the very effective masking and social distancing prevented enough of the herd to get infected in the first place? Do our efforts gain us anything or just defer the cost - at great price? (I don't really think we know, but I do think we should at least try to address the question.) Maybe deferred infection will have great benefit, if we develop effective and safe vaccines and/or treatments in the meantime.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/02/2020 16:50 Comments || Top||

#3  ^I once posted on herd immunity. Did you know that there are no human examples of "natural" (sans vaccination) herd immunity?

In fact, if you read on swine flu, once a population becomes infected, they destroy it - instead of waiting for them to develop herd immunity. You know why? Because farmers know the fraction that'll survive isn't worth the bother.

That's why WHO, and that asshole in Sweden, and a smaller one in Stanford get my goat.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2020 17:24 Comments || Top||

Samsung to newly invest up to 8.5 tril. won in NAND chips
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Embrace the power of NAND!
Posted by: SteveS || 06/02/2020 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  I still have friends at Micron where I used to work. Not good news for them.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/02/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Not a lot of margins there.
Posted by: gorb || 06/02/2020 10:26 Comments || Top||

#4  How many dong to the won? Trick question. It depends which bath house he was visiting.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2020 11:57 Comments || Top||

#5  I wouldn't feel I'd won if there was dong.

But if there was poon...
Posted by: charger || 06/02/2020 17:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Note location is new home to US Army, Korea HQ.
Moved out of Yongson, Seoul.
Guaranteed security.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2020 21:04 Comments || Top||

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  Small groups now canvassing LEOs' neighborhoods,
'threatening to burn down our homes and kill our families'
Mon 2020-06-01
  Son of Minnesota's attorney general: 'I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA'
Sun 2020-05-31
  As American Cities Burn, Trump Declares 'ANTIFA' a Terrorist Group
Sat 2020-05-30
  SpaceX makes history, launches NASA astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011
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  Afghan Nation Calls for Continued
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Wed 2020-05-27
  Palestinian teen dies while working with explosive in Gaza Strip
Tue 2020-05-26
  Three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to continue for another week
Mon 2020-05-25
  Kurdish policeman found beheaded in Kirkuk
Sun 2020-05-24
  UN committee urges France to prevent execution of convicted jihadists in Iraq
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  Large cyber attack against Israel conducted from Gaza, Turkey, North Africa
Fri 2020-05-22
  PA refuses UAE aid sent via Israel, won’t be ‘tool for normalization’ – report
Thu 2020-05-21
  Iraq security forces arrest the new ISIS leader
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