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Turkish ship delivers tanks to Libya amid mass build up: LNA
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Suspect in murder of Tessa Majors expected to plead guilty
[NYPOST] A teen murder suspect in the slaying of Barnard College student Tessa Majors is expected to plead guilty Wednesday for his involvement in her botched mugging death, according to an official.

Zyairr Davis, 13, has admitted to helping Luchiano Lewis, 15, and Rashaun Weaver, 15, rob the 18-year-old college freshman in Morningside Park in December, but has denied being the one who stabbed her.

Lewis allegedly put Majors in "a bear hug or headlock" during the robbery, while Weaver allegedly stabbed her with such fury that feathers flew from her winter coat, authorities have alleged. The pair were arrested in February some two months after Davis.

The hearing is scheduled to be held before Family Court Judge Carol Goldstein at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Manhattan court, where Davis plans to make an admission of guilt in the case, New York courts front man Lucian Chalfen confirmed. The hearing will be held virtually by video, he said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Worthless little shits - they couldn't mug a girl without using deadly force?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I see no photos required for the perps.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  ^2 we really don’t need one do we?
Posted by: Dacama || 06/03/2020 7:31 Comments || Top||

#4  That was my point. Guess I needed the /sarc tag.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Always check the article at the link, guys. They have photos of the feral yoots there.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Her great uncle football coach Johnny Majors died today at age 85.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 17:53 Comments || Top||

#7  To be released Thursday, certainly.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/03/2020 18:22 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Yellowstone National Park in Montana is hit with nearly a DOZEN earthquakes in just 24 hours with the strongest tremor measuring 3.1 magnitude
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm betting the Yellowstone supervolcano won't blow until the gravity wave from the Eta Carina hypernova hits...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  And, yes, I could dig working for the Halliburton stellar catastrophe division.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 0:29 Comments || Top||

#3  All I need is SMOD and I get the trifecta.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 0:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Covid, riots, and now Earthquakes?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 5:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Earthquakes are just the openers - Supervolcano eruption scheduled for November. Cover those Minneapolis rioters in 3 feet of ash.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#6  ^😂
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ Then it really Will be "Little Somalia" with blowing desert dunes?
Posted by: magpie || 06/03/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Damn I was hoping to get back this year
Posted by: Beavis || 06/03/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#9  "In 2020 America, National Park visits you!"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/03/2020 16:56 Comments || Top||

#10  An eruption of the Yellowstone caldera would shake the Kasbah , DC, NYC, and a whole lot more. Looting will be minor inconvenience. Bigger fish to fry.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/03/2020 21:03 Comments || Top||

#11  Would make me eternally (such as that went) grateful to be living in So Cal
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 21:04 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Tennessee - 2A Sanctuary
[Found rooting around in the disorganized mess that is WhatFinger] Resolution HJR074, drafted in March, requires the state to "[extend] a safe harbor to Virginians and other United States citizens whose constitutional rights are being violated by elected officials." It also affirms that citizens have a right to maintain arms equivalent "to those of their government's basic infantry unit."
Does this mean I can finally get that AT4?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 06:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mercutio it's fine by me. I have a 10 pound Parrott rifle capable of firing a 10 pound projectile just over a mile. It is also legal to open carry a sword in Tennessee. I love my state
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/03/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#2  And no state taxes in TN, correct? Lots to love!
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ I have a 10 pound Parrott rifle capable of firing a 10 pound projectile just over a mile.

Could it handle an old GI sock stuffed with 1 inch roofing nails? The range might be little more than a city block. Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#4  10-pounder Parrott rifle

Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 8:17 Comments || Top||

#5  #2 Clem. Yes, no income taxes but sales taxes are a little high.

"It does, however, have a tax on income from interest and dividends on stocks and many bonds, which in most cases will affect retirees. Bottom line, as a retiree you will probably be better off tax-wise retiring in Tennessee than almost any other state. Tennessee's state and local tax burden is one of the lowest in the U.S. The Tax Foundation estimates its total tax burden at 8.3% of income, 44th highest nationally."

Yes, it's a great state in which to live!
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Wasn't snarking, Deacon. Just jealous.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Spent 2 years working in Knoxville. Beautiful state - great people. Should events warrant that I bug out of CA, TN is my go to.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/03/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#8  We have a machine gun club at a local range. My son helped load ammo belts one time. As a reward he shot a WW1 Vickers machine gun and an UZI.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/03/2020 13:48 Comments || Top||

#9  I 'helped' at the range shack and ammo tables back in '69. I got KP the next morning.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 13:51 Comments || Top||

#10  LOL
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 14:13 Comments || Top||

#11  Besoeker you should see it fire double canister at plywood targets at 50 yards. Mercutio I didn't think you were snarking. Wouldn't mind having ya'll retire down here. Land is cheap and property taxes are low.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/03/2020 14:31 Comments || Top||

#12  Thanks for the invite, Deacon. Can I use your name when they stop me at the border for being a blue state swamp yankee?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 15:13 Comments || Top||

#13  Dude, come to TX via MX.
Apparently they let anybody in.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 18:39 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Defense Ministry [Israel] investigates purchase of 1.5 million faulty face masks
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 06:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Chart of China's orbital class launchers
Posted by: 3dc || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  More interested in their sub-orbital rockets
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||


‘China is demonstrating once again that it is willing to bully its neighbors’
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Europe
Unmasked Coronavirus Deniers Crowd Italian Piazza to Protest Health Measures Amid Pandemic They Claim 'Never Existed'
To be fair, the problem would have been considerably less deadly had Italy a) not had a large resident population of illegal Chinese workers going back and forth to Wuhan during the critical time, and b) had a grossly inadequate medical infrastructure to cope with the normal patient load, never mind a pandemic, leading them to send patients home untreated unless they were otherwise healthy, under 60, and in severe distress.
[Time] Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Rome shunning masks to protest against the Italian government's measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Members of a marginal political movement created last year by a retired Carabinieri
...the Italian paramilitary police...
general have emerged as a virus-denial camp in Italy, the first Western country to be hit by the global pandemic.

The leader of the so-called Orange Vests told the protest crowd assembled in the Piazza del Popolo on Tuesday that children shouldn't be made to wear masks and he threatened to ‘'slap'' anyone who did.

Antonio Pappalardo added that he refuses to wear a mask himself and said: ‘'These lungs mine. I will take care of my lungs. Breathing is sacred.''

The people packing the square didn't adhere to social-distancing guidelines set by the government.

Pappalardo portrayed such containment measures as an infringement of freedom. Other speakers at the protest asserted that the pandemic ‘'never existed'' and alleged that politicians had played it up to enhance their own powers.

Italy went into a nationwide lockdown in early March. The country enters a new phase in emerging from the virus emergency with the opening of regional and external borders on Wednesday.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 07:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh, it existed and exists. It's just not the apocalyptic horror show it was sold as. That is coming, and when it does. masks, social distancing, St. Fauci, Scarf Woman and Bill Gates will not be able to stop it, gummint directives won't be able to stop it. See: Last Man on Earth and Omega Man
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#2  After all the mayhem it will be bring out your dead.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/03/2020 14:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Based on the numbers we have now -- as distinct from the computer models used a few months ago -- you could never justify a lock down.
Posted by: Iblis || 06/03/2020 14:40 Comments || Top||


#5  Based on the numbers we have now

Yeah, and I should have bought Amazon 20 years ago.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 18:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, and I should have bought Amazon 20 years ago.

Not saying we shouldn't have closed up 2 months ago. Am saying there is no justification for staying closed any longer.
Posted by: Iblis || 06/03/2020 18:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Well said.
Thank you.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 19:47 Comments || Top||

#8  I can see the NEWS FLASH about no-longer-important-social-distancing every time I turned on the news the last week
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 20:56 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Kurdish man is stabbed to death by three Turkish men near Ankara
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


International-UN-NGOs
Shocking New AP Report Shows WHO Actively Covered Up For China's Lies
[AP] Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus "immediately," and said its work and commitment to transparency were "very impressive, and beyond words."

But behind the scenes, it was a much different story, one of significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over not getting the information they needed to fight the spread of the deadly virus, The Associated Press has found.

Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the virus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information. Tight controls on information and competition within the Chinese public health system were to blame, according to dozens of interviews and internal documents.

Chinese government labs only released the genome after another lab published it ahead of authorities on a virologist website on Jan. 11. Even then, China stalled for at least two weeks more on providing WHO with detailed data on patients and cases, according to recordings of internal meetings held by the U.N. health agency through January — all at a time when the outbreak arguably might have been dramatically slowed.

WHO officials were lauding China in public because they wanted to coax more information out of the government, the recordings obtained by the AP suggest. Privately, they complained in meetings the week of Jan. 6 that China was not sharing enough data to assess how effectively the virus spread between people or what risk it posed to the rest of the world, costing valuable time.

"We’re going on very minimal information," said American epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, now WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19, in one internal meeting. "It’s clearly not enough for you to do proper planning."...
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Shocking - for the AP.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes the biggest shock is where it was published!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/03/2020 4:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Like a fair-weather, front-runner sports fan. The AP saw the tides turning against this COVID-19 hysteria and decided to switch sides.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#4  not shocking to me
Posted by: Chris || 06/03/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||



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Wed 2020-06-03
  Turkish ship delivers tanks to Libya amid mass build up: LNA
Tue 2020-06-02
  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
Fri 2020-05-29
  SpaceX SN-4 BLOWS up at 1:49 PM Local time in Boca Chica Tx
Thu 2020-05-28
  Afghan Nation Calls for Continued
Ceasefire, Violence Down 80 Percent
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
Sat 2020-05-23
  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
Wed 2020-05-20
  Abbas says the PA sees itself free of all agreements with Israel and the U.S. - including on security matters

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