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At Least 14 People Wounded In Mass Shooting Outside Funeral in Chicago
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Big screen heist: Cops hunt woman who tried to steal gigantic TV that's bigger than she is from Walmart
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Florida Woman doin’ her thang.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 06:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336085 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Merely a public badge of her viral immunity.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/22/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  She just needs to shoplift to EAT!

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/22/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||

#3  You know, I used to be skeptical about "systematic racism" in USA. No more. Only systematic racist oppression can reduce human beings to doing some of the things I've seen African Americans do.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Why do you think she was 'reduced'?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm talking about behavior, not physical dimensions.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#6  ...but it has its own gravity.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/22/2020 17:25 Comments || Top||

#7  This isn't Florida woman it's worse than that it's PCP that I was warned about! Polk County People! I wonder if she just did it to get the free ride our sheriff promised if you shop lift from this store. Yes my sheriff is the one that when asked why the Miami drug dealer was shot some 40 times, he replied because my deputies ran out of bullets! I think I have even shopped in that store.
Posted by: Vinegar Spolusing6485 || 07/22/2020 18:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Maybe she just had that song about the ant running through her head. Or she followed rule #1) Never steal anything small
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 07/22/2020 23:00 Comments || Top||

#9  Whoah whoah whoah whoah.

Where's her mask?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 23:17 Comments || Top||

At Least 14 People Wounded In Mass Shooting Outside Funeral in Chicago
[CHICAGO.CBSLOCAL] At least 14 people were maimed Tuesday evening in a mass shooting directed at people attending a funeral in the Auburn Gresham community.

It began as a solemn ceremony for a victim of gun violence, and ended up becoming a gruesome scene of gun violence unto itself.

reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said a black vehicle was heading west on 79th Street at 6:30 p.m., when people inside began firing at attendees of a funeral. The funeral was taking place at the Rhodes Funeral Services funeral home at 1018 W. 79th St.

The attendees of the funeral began firing back at the vehicle, which turned north on Carpenter Street and kept firing at people from the funeral before crashing midway down the block.

The occupants got out and fled in multiple directions, Carter said.

One person of interest was being interviewed Tuesday night.

Carter said 14 victims were taken to five hospitals in unknown conditions. At least 60 shell casings were located.
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2020 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336100 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Democrat version of "The Hunger Game", but with guns.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/22/2020 1:02 Comments || Top||

Posted by: gorb || 07/22/2020 1:26 Comments || Top||

#3  a solemn ceremony for a victim of gun violence ... The attendees of the funeral began firing back at the vehicle

A question for a discerning student: how many of the guns used were legal?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 3:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Hours after Chicago mass shooting, 2 killed in separate incidents
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 5:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Gang funeral, gang hit.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/22/2020 6:06 Comments || Top||

#7  When you blind yourself to truth you can not fix the problems. Your solution is to blame anyone else and everyone else for the problems. Nothing changes. You are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/22/2020 7:40 Comments || Top||

#8  "We do not welcome [Trump's] dictatorship."

We have our own, thank you.
Posted by: Tom || 07/22/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Daily Mail account and vid—U.S. news we can sometimes count on.

Donnie J. Weathersby (Chicago).

Black on black killings. BLDM--Black lives don’t matter? BLM only if a white cop is involved?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/22/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#10  The mourners didn't realize it was BYOG to the funeral and that party favors would be handed out by a 3rd party.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/22/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||

#11  But... but... but all blacks' problems are caused by white racism!
Posted by: Dave D. || 07/22/2020 19:49 Comments || Top||

#12  It's that "systemic" stuff and all that.
Posted by: Clem || 07/22/2020 19:50 Comments || Top||

#13  How to dress for a funeral in Chiraq
Tie 👍
Shirt 👍
Socks 👍
Suit 👍
Pistol w/extra ammo 👍👍👍
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 07/22/2020 23:06 Comments || Top||

Large Crowd Smashes Front Windows, Loots Magnificent Mile Ferragamo Store
[CHICAGO.CBSLOCAL] A large crowded raided a department store in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Saturday night in a massive smash and grab that left shelves empty.

Between 50 and 80 people broke out the front windows of the Ferragamo store just before midnight, according to Chicago police.

No one is in custody.
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No one is in custody.

And water is wet.
Posted by: gorb || 07/22/2020 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "Hello. My name is Vinne and I've been hired by Ferragamo get reimbursement. But first I need to remove some fingers, toes, and break a few legs to show sincerity ."

Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 07/22/2020 6:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Just this week, Wheel of Fortune is rerunning shows from 2017, filmed in Chicago, and touting the Windy City's many amenities and attractions.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/22/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Any word from bugged eyed beetlejuice???
Posted by: ranture || 07/22/2020 16:26 Comments || Top||

Mystery surrounds murder of Army paratrooper, 21, whose dismembered body was found a week after he vanished during camping trip on North Carolina island
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Specialist Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21, was last seen on the night of May 22 while on a camping trip at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina

  • The fellow soldiers he went camping with reported him missing the next night

  • The case was ruled a homicide after part of Roman-Martinez's body washed up on the beach on May 29

  • Nearly two months later Roman-Martinez's family are still awaiting answers about what happened to the 21-year-old

  • Inconsistencies have emerged in the story presented by the soldiers he was with
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Life imitates fiction?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 0:26 Comments || Top||

Armed kids as young as 10 carjack more than a dozen people
As AOC would explain it, they're carjacking bread to feed their families.
[CHICAGO.SUNTIMES] Alyssa Blanchard was so traumatized after being carjacked at gunpoint last week outside her Calumet Heights home that she's now scared to go outside.

reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
police say a group of children, ages 10 to 17, carjacked Blanchard and at least 15 other people since late June — wreaking havoc on Blanchard’s generally peaceful South Side neighborhood.

Police said shots were fired by the suspects in two of the carjackings, but no one was hit.

"I’m scared to use my garage. I don’t feel safe in my neighborhood," said Blanchard, an elementary school teacher at Chicago Public Schools.

What’s especially painful for Blanchard was seeing her stolen BMW used the next day to carjack a woman in the parking lot of Trinity Hospital, a few blocks from her home, she said.

"I don’t want to have to tell my kid about how some young woman was killed or shot with kids using my vehicle. It was traumatizing," Blanchard, 44, said.

Blanchard was carjacked July 14 while returning home in the early evening. As she pulled into her alley garage on South Kingston Avenue, she noticed a vehicle and three or four children come toward her.

Two children armed with handguns pointed them to her head and ordered her out of her BMW, she said. One child looked as young as 11, she said.

"It was so instantaneous ... I was just scared for my life. I thought, ’this is it,’" she said.

They took her purse, which had about $300 inside, and jumped inside her BMW and rode off, she said.

Blanchard said the children used her BMW the next day to carjack a woman in the parking lot of Trinity Hospital. In that carjacking, a 21-year-old was seated in her Lexus when four or five teens exited a BMW, with two of them confronting her with guns, police said.

Two teens forced her to the ground outside the car, but she grabbed onto a door handle and held on until the teens drove off, police said. The woman was treated for a foot injury.

Blanchard said police recovered her BMW, which had been crashed a couple days after the carjacking.

Blanchard said she was dismayed to see such young children involved in this type of crime.

"I teach this age group and I can’t believe they would do this," she said.

Police published a community alert Sunday evening warning of 14 other carjackings tied to the children. According to the alert, the children are committing the carjackings at a greater frequency, with six carjackings reported just last Saturday:
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336079 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Playing "Name That Place" based on the headline, I figured it was a toss-up between Pakistain or Chicago, and frankly, I was leaning towards Pakistain.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/22/2020 1:04 Comments || Top||

#2  You get more of what you tolerate.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/22/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#3  generally peaceful South Side neighborhood.

Goes along with your generally peaceful riots and insurrection. I'm sure it's Trump's fault that you haven't defunded the police.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/22/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  More ammo desperately needed. Please see that they do not run out.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/22/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Odd..I didn't know you could get a hand gun permit at age 11.
Posted by: Warthog || 07/22/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#6  #1 In Pakistan the drivers are also armed.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

Posted by: gorb || 07/22/2020 21:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Controlling commerce and transportation routes is Classic.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 23:59 Comments || Top||

Second suspect arrested after corpse wrapped in plastic thrown on roof of Bronx McDonald’s
[NYDAILYNEWS] Cops have arrested a second suspect in the death of a 65-year-old man whose body was found wrapped in plastic on the roof of a Bronx McDonald’s, officials said Tuesday.
"Hey, Ronald! What's that up on the roof?"
NYPD detectives charged Jonathan Rodriguez, 21, with murder and criminally negligent homicide for allegedly helping to beat and choke Richard Hamlet inside the victim’s first-floor apartment on E. 149th St. near Morris Ave. in Melrose.

Rodriguez and two accomplices wrapped Hamlet’s body in plastic and hurled his remains out a high window of the four-story building, according to cops.
"Huh huh! No one will ever know!"
The corpse landed on the roof of a McDonald’s next door, where it was discovered, with just the victim’s feet sticking out of the plastic wrap, by a building maintenance man about 6 a.m. Wednesday.

On Saturday, cops arrested Ayame Stamoulis, 18, and hit her with slew of charges including murder. A third suspect is still being sought.
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#1  ...In the meantime, it is my understanding that the NYPD has nearly 30 officers guarding the BLM mural in front of Trump Tower.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/22/2020 4:32 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
NSA leaker Reality Winner among more than 500 women infected with coronavirus at Texas federal medical prison
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 09:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/22/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Mighta been something she ate.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  More reality than winner about now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/22/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#4  She's a real winner, all right...
Posted by: Raj || 07/22/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#5  So, she'd get it on the outside - in one of their demonstrations, or something - too.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||

#6  snicker
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/22/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

Vroom with a view! Fans rent CRANES to watch speedway race after social distancing rules meant they could not get into the ground in Poland
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 06:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

Ethiopian 777F burns on land in Shanghai
Posted by: 3dc || 07/22/2020 05:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under:

Texas' first drive-thru strip club has 2-song limit
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 05:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336079 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They had something like this along RT 22 in PeeAye decades ago. It was even featured on one of the late nite shows as I recall...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/22/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Are those the Scythian Chariot hubcaps?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I'd keep my windows rolled up.... word to the wise.
Posted by: jpal || 07/22/2020 16:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Not the South African Model, but the Ben Hur Model for car jackers.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 23:28 Comments || Top||

Texas parents adopt FIVE biological siblings after learning that the baby boy they were fostering had four brothers and sisters in different homes - and they're now a family of TEN
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Andi and Thomas Bonura from Texas adopted five biological siblings from foster care on May 6

  • They couple already had three biological children: Joey, 11, Sadie, 10, and Daphne, eight; they'd lost Joey's twin at birth

  • Warned against having more biological children, they turned to foster care, and first brought home two-year-old Bryson as a baby

  • When they learned Bryson has two other siblings in other foster homes — Gabrielle, four, and David, six, — they took them in, too

  • Two older siblings — Thomas and Carter, both eight — began visiting, and when their biological parents terminated rights, the Bonuras adopted them all
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good for them. A heart-warming tale.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 07/22/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
What Made Asia's Largest Slum a Success Model for Treating COVID-19?
[American Thinker] Dharavi is no ordinary slum. It is one of the densest in the world, housing more than a million people. It provided some of the background for the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.

Dharavi contains pockets where as many as 650,000 people are crammed into 2.5 square kilometers. In comparison, New York City has only around 95,605 people for 2.5 square kilometers.

India feared the worst when a cluster outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in Dharavi. It could have become the biggest COVID-19 disaster zone in the world. But by using proactive measures, Dharavi contained the virus.

Media around the world, like the Los Angeles Times, have reported the success. Even the World Health Organization praised Dharavi.

Reports credit the huge turnaround to various factors. Most focused on Dharavi’s use of widespread testing and contact tracing. One is the use of an anti-malarial drug. But they ignored the policy most responsible. Indian doctors used Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for prophylaxis (preventive) treatment -- the same drug the American media have politicized.

Dharavi’s COVID-19 infection rate dropped drastically from April through June. In July, new infections were very low, almost reaching zero on July 9.

Officials have credited this turnaround to "A combination of hydroxychloroquine, vitamin, and zinc tablets along with homeopathic medicines."
Posted by: KBK || 07/22/2020 09:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336085 views] Top|| File under:

#1  HCQ, vitamin tablets help Mumbai cops beat Covid-19

In a statement released here, the Mumbai police said today that not a single member of the force tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. Of the 1871 personnel who tested positive for the virus so far, 853 have recovered and will shortly report for duty. The police force has lost 21 personnel including one officer to the virus. Most of the victims were from the constabulary, according to the statement.

According to senior police officials, the force managed to protect the health of its personnel by first asking those above the age of 55 and those with co-morbidities to stay at home. Members of the force who were deployed in sensitive areas like Dharavi, a major hotspot for the virus, were given hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic in addition to vitamins and zinc tablets.

"The fatality rate among the police personnel in Mumbai is just one per cent. Apart from providing them with HCQ and other medicines, we have equipped our men with adequate PPEs, masks, gloves and sanitisers. We have also provided chemicals and spraying equipment to sanitise police stations," says Joint Commissioner of Police Naval Bajaj.

Mumbai's police commissioner Parambir Singh had earlier told reporters that he and senior officers too were on HCQS tablets under the supervision of medical experts. Sources say more than 4,500 police personnel, or 10 per cent of the city's police force, have been prescribed HCQS as a prophylactic since the past six weeks.

According to Bajaj all the police personnel from the Dharavi police station have recovered from the virus and will rejoin duty shortly.

So far 71 people from Dharavi, the country's largest slum, have died from the virus. However there have been no deaths from this area in the last week. More than 1900 people tested positive for the virus here, according to health department officials.

And that's from 06June.
Posted by: KBK || 07/22/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||

#2  There, possibly, was another component to that success.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  When you're desperate, you'll try anything. Sometimes you get lucky and it works.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/22/2020 13:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Cholera and malaria weeded out the week immune systems already, as well.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 07/22/2020 16:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Poverty.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 23:15 Comments || Top||

UK coronavirus in retreat BEFORE full lockdown was imposed
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Earthquake in Alaska: Trail of headlights as a community evacuates just hours before the threat of a tsunami is called off without any damaging waves following 7.8 magnitude quake off the coast
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Flaw in Manufacturer's Testing System For Coronavirus Used by Labs Across the US Causing False Positives
[Gateway Pundit] A flaw in a manufacturer’s Coronavirus testing system used by labs across the US are causing false positives.

Department of Public Health scientists in Connecticut discovered the flaw in the testing system manufactured by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

According to DPH scientists, the affected patients were tested between July 15 to July 17 and out of a total of 144 ’positive’ tests, 90 were false positives!

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Associated Press reported:

Scientists at Connecticut’s public health laboratory say they’ve discovered a flaw in a manufacturer’s testing system for the coronavirus that’s used by labs around the country. So far, it’s resulted in 90 people — mostly residents of Connecticut nursing homes and assisted living facilities — recently receiving false positive tests.

State public health officials are now reviewing whether nursing home residents who received false positive tests were grouped with other residents with accurate positive tests, given the state’s recommendation to cohort nursing home residents who test positive for COVID-19.

"We don’t know that yet," said Josh Geballe, Gov. Ned Lamont’s chief operating officer, noting that a team from the state’s Department of Public Health has been reaching out to every clinician responsible for those individuals, as well as the facilities where they live, and compiling data on the situation.

Meanwhile, Dr. Deidre S. Gifford, the state’s acting public health commissioner, said her agency is also reaching out to labs throughout the state to see how many of them use the testing platform manufactured by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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#1  given the state’s recommendation to cohort nursing home residents who test positive for COVID-19.

A f*ck in the tests can happen, but what's the rationale for the above?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Jeez, as if the data wasn't garbage enough already.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/22/2020 1:11 Comments || Top||

#3  ^That's why sites (e.g. worldometer) distinguish between positive tests and active cases (symptomatic).
Now: "Most estimates have put the number of undetected cases at several multiples of detected cases" (worldometer). Which implies that, by now, most of the population is infected. Which implies - albeit only in Eurocentric terms of conditional probability - that false positives don't matter very much.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 3:56 Comments || Top||

#4  grom, the asymptomatic cases are the false positives.
Posted by: daniel || 07/22/2020 4:11 Comments || Top||

#5  ^You know that, I know that (though I'd add "some people are naturally immune"*). But beware the wrath of the "covid skeptics".

*True for every known pathogen - due to the fact that the immune system (sort of) recapitulates Darwinian variation/selection process.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 4:18 Comments || Top||

#6  "Some" being 80% of the population it seems...

Tragic that this lockdown mistake is being continued.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/22/2020 4:42 Comments || Top||

#7  I wish I had your precognitive powers, BP.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 5:05 Comments || Top||

#8  It's easy when you can do maths, something it seems medics have forgotten.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/22/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Good thing these tests aren't being used to justify state policy, outlaw certain businesses, and incarcerate people.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 17:07 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ Snark O' The Day
Posted by: Frank G || 07/22/2020 18:32 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Azerbaijan announces destruction of 2 Armenian drones
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2 explosive devices disarmed at a market in Kyiv, mayor says
[Al Ahram] Two bombs were disarmed at a Kyiv market on Tuesday following an anonymous tip to the police, the Ukrainian capital's mayor said.

Local police received a call Tuesday saying bombs were planted under two mobile kiosks at the site in northern Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko said on his Facebook page.

``Law enforcement officers and bomb specialists verified the information and found the dangerous objects. People were immediately evacuated. The perimeter around the kiosks was sealed by law enforcement and rescuers,`` Klitschko said, adding that the devices, placed between a car and the mobile kiosks, were disarmed.

Police in Kyiv said they were also checking information about possible explosives planted on a square near the Minska metro station, which is in close proximity to the market.

Earlier on Tuesday an armed man seized a long-distance bus and took about 10 people hostage in the city of Lutsk 250 miles west of Kyiv, prompting an hours-long standoff with the police.
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Ukrainian police say bus hostages freed, gunman arrested
[Al Ahram] The siege of a bus with 13 passengers by an armed man on Tuesday has ended with all the hostages freed, Ukrainian police said.

"The hostages are freed! The man who took hostages and kept them on a bus in Lutsk has been detained," the interior ministry posted on Telegram.

The crisis lasted over 12 hours with police managing to first escort three people from the vehicle after lengthy and tense negotiations with the perpetrator.

The SBU security service said a total of 13 hostages were freed and no civilians were harmed in course of the incident.

"The terrorist has been identified as Maksym Kryvosh, who disseminated holy warrior views," the service said in a statement.

Interior minister Arsen Avakov posted photos and videos on his Twitter of people being escorted by security officers and a man in jeans lying face down on the asphalt with hands behind his back
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China: Yellow and Huai rivers now have flood warnings.
[Twitter-Floods R' China]

Posted by: 3dc || 07/22/2020 05:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336078 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Now about the pic - I thought China succeeded in eliminating Covid 19?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 6:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Still raining.
Weather in Huaibei, Anhui, China
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#3  No news coming out about the African swine fever epidemic that was such a big story pre covid.
Posted by: Grunter || 07/22/2020 20:17 Comments || Top||

#4  And there was some Ebola chit-chat as well....crickets. Don't hear much about the flu, either.
Posted by: Clem || 07/22/2020 21:52 Comments || Top||

The USA had asked China to close Consulate General in Houston in 72 hours

Posted by: 3dc || 07/22/2020 05:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#4  This could get real interesting real quick...especially for me.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/22/2020 8:02 Comments || Top||

#5  More rescue missions?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#7  ChiCom Consulate = Spynest
Posted by: Frank G || 07/22/2020 10:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Rubio: Chinese consulate in Houston was 'massive spy center'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Thanks for showing a little sack, Marco.
Posted by: Raj || 07/22/2020 14:11 Comments || Top||

#10  No wonder the local news had problems coming up with stories.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

US adds 11 companies to blacklist over China's treatment of Uighurs
[Jpost] Blacklisted firms cannot buy components from US companies without US government approval.

The US Commerce Department on Monday added 11 Chinese companies implicated in what it called human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
violations in connection with China's treatment of its Uighurs in Xinjiang in western China to the US economic blacklist.

The department said the companies were involved in using forced labor by Uighurs and other Moslem minority groups. They include numerous textile companies and two firms the government said were conducting genetic analyzes used to further the repression of Uighurs and other Moslem minorities.

Blacklisted firms cannot buy components from US companies without US government approval.

It was the third group of companies and institutions in China added to the US blacklist, after two rounds in which the Trump administration cited 37 entities it said were involved in China's repression in Xinjiang.

"Beijing actively promotes the reprehensible practice of forced labor and abusive DNA collection and analysis schemes to repress its citizens," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington declined to comment.

In May the Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized U.S. entity list additions, arguing the United States "overstretched the concept of national security, abused export control measures, violated the basic norms governing international relations, interfered in China's internal affairs."

The companies added to the blacklist include Nanchang O-Film Tech, a supplier for Apple's iPhone, which hosted Apple chief executive Tim Cook in December 2017, according to O-Film's website. It is also a supplier to Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft, according to an April congressional letter. The US companies did not immediately comment.

The list includes two subsidiaries of Beijing Genomics Institute, a genomics company with ties to the Chinese government, Senator Marco Rubio
...The diminutive 13-year-old Republican U.S. Senator from Florida...

He said the additions will "ensure that U.S. technology does not aid the Chinese Communist Party's crimes against humanity and egregious human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, including the forced collection of DNA."

Also added are KTK Group Co, which produces more than 2,000 products used to build high-speed trains, from electronics to seats; and Tanyuan Technology Co, which assembles high thermal conductive graphite reinforced aluminum composites.

Another company is Changji Esquel Textile Co, which Esquel Group launched in 2009. Esquel Group produces clothing for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss.

In a letter to Ross on Monday, Esquel Chief Executive John Chen asked its unit be removed from the list. "Esquel does not use forced labor, and we never will use forced labor. We absolutely and categorically oppose forced labor," Chen wrote.

Efforts to reach other companies in China for comment were unsuccessful outside of normal business hours.

Also on the blacklist is Hetian Haolin Hair Accessories Co. On May 1, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it was halting imports of the company's hair products, citing evidence of forced labor.

On July 1, CBP seized in Newark a shipment of almost 13 tons of hair products worth over $800,000 with human hair that it said originated in Xinjiang.

Commerce previously added 20 Chinese public security bureaus and companies including video surveillance firm Hikvision , as well as leaders in facial recognition technology SenseTime Group Ltd and Megvii Technology in connection with China's treatment of Moslem minorities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2020 00:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under: Commies

China admits that the Three Gorges Dam has deformed ''slightly'' in recent floods
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336078 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Right.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/22/2020 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Trials of saboteurs who caused these deformations in 5 .. 4 .. 3
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 0:23 Comments || Top||

#3  And some people have the flu.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 0:49 Comments || Top||

#4  ...the WuFlu which is not contagious in humans.

Do we have sat photos of the TGD? Based on the Chicoms track record of lying understatement, "deformed slightly" means washed away.

Posted by: SteveS || 07/22/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 4:19 Comments || Top||

#6  "...and by 'slightly deformed' we mean, 'Oh God, oh God, we're all gonna die'..."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/22/2020 4:29 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Frank G || 07/22/2020 4:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Good catch, Frank.

In Firefox, Pale Moon, etc., right-click to view full image.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/22/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#9  She doesn't look so stable to my eye
Posted by: Frank G || 07/22/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Image artifacts, I think.
Posted by: KBK || 07/22/2020 9:18 Comments || Top||

#11  Link to Asia Times article
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/22/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#12  I think KBK is right. The "before" image shows kinks in the same places as the "after." The angles differ, so it's hard to see changes.
Posted by: James || 07/22/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#13  Assuming Frank's pic is accurate, the "dam" appears to be a lost cause.

"No, no! we designed it to be all foldy!" /CCP
Posted by: PBMcL || 07/22/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||

#14  I got it from the AsiaTimes article linked by Mullah Richard
Posted by: Frank G || 07/22/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#15  We'll know in a few days for sure.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 11:09 Comments || Top||

#16  Given the enormous worldwide impacts if the dam fails, and the obvious downstream flooding that must be occurring, why WBA’s this been invisible in the MSM? A google news search yesterday turned up next to nothing about the current situation.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/22/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#17  What does the WHO say about this? "Looks like a healthy situation to me, Bob."
Posted by: Regular joe || 07/22/2020 11:47 Comments || Top||

#18  Official Chicom numbers re Wuhan disease as of 7/22/20:

83,707 cases / 4,634 deaths

Why should anyone trust their information concerning the flood?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 07/22/2020 14:59 Comments || Top||

#19  10,000 yrs to 1,000 yrs to 100 yrs to 17 years? Just like most crap made in China; you really get less than the already low price paid.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/22/2020 15:48 Comments || Top||

#20  I am a bit suspicious about the second photograph.

That said, if I remember my tables right and perhaps you engineers can correct or elaborate, concrete is not known for its tensile strength, and even less for its elasticity to bend back into shape.

A mile and change stretch of dam being slightly out of place would be Big Trouble in Larger China.

Like that scene at the end of Force 10 from Navarone - the dam is broken, now its just nature taking its course.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 23:14 Comments || Top||

Creepy Apollo 11 Nixon deepfake video created by MIT to show dangers of high-tech misinformation
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 05:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So Hillary could be elected in 2024 and Ginsberg can never retire!
Posted by: Bobby || 07/22/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Joe Biden virtual debate in 3-2-1..
Posted by: Warthog || 07/22/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  They are afraid of what will came of Epstein case. Maybe some videos will appear...
Posted by: Thorong Grundy1520 || 07/22/2020 17:31 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 They are afraid of what will came of Epstein case. Maybe some videos will appear...
Posted by: Thorong Grundy1520 2020-07-22 17:31

...The Ol' Perfessor over at instapundit.com said something very similar this morning - that the sudden interest in this sort of thing might be because there's some videos about to pop up...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/22/2020 18:09 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Trump: Coronavirus will probably 'get worse before it gets better'
[Arutz 7] - US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis in the United States is likely to "get worse before it gets better."
There's a video at the link.
"Some areas of our country are doing very well," Trump said at his first formal White House virus briefing since the end of April, according to AFP.

"Others are doing less well," the President continued. "It will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better."

He said there had been "a concerning rise in (virus) cases in many parts of our South."
IMO, some R-governors: De Santis & Kemp; are trying to take Cuomo's crown away from him.
Trump urged Americans to wear facemasks to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus which has left more than 141,000 people dead in the United States.

"We are asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask," he said.

"Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact. They will have an effect and we need everything we can get," added Trump, who said the goal is "not merely to manage the pandemic but to end it."
Good to see that he's no longer sailing the deNile river.
"The vaccines are coming and they're coming a lot sooner than anyone thought possible," he said.
Always end up on a positive note.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#2  "The vaccines are coming and they're coming a lot sooner than anyone thought possible."

And the South will rise again.
Posted by: Clem || 07/22/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 Pot, kettle?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Flattening had nothing to do with ultimate numbers just the spike to overload medical support facilities. See - move the goalposts
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/22/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Lockdown maniacs running out of excuses for lack of actual excess mortality..

UK running UNDER last years mortality at present. Still locked down according to delusional Boris.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/22/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#9  If they'd stop fearing the hydroxychloroquine +zink (as well as other medicines) because orange man-bad they'd find the survival rate is super-high.

The history books will look back in wonder at how hysterical many are .
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/22/2020 21:09 Comments || Top||

#10  If they'd stop fearing the hydroxychloroquine +zink (as well as other medicines) because orange man-bad they'd find the survival rate is super-high.

The history books will look back in wonder at how hysterical many are .

To look at Tertiary Evidence, shouldn't CHAD be reeling as a death camp at this point?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 23:50 Comments || Top||

Pakistan issues final warning to TikTok over 'immoral' content
[Al Ahram] Pakistain's telecommunications regulator issued a "final warning" to short-form video app TikTok over "immoral" content posted on the platform, while live streaming app Bigo Live was blocked in the country for the same reason.

TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, is already currently facing problems with authorities in a number of countries including in Australia, India, and the United States due to security and privacy issues.

Pakistain Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a statement that it had sent TikTok and Bigo Live notices to moderate content on their platforms after receiving complaints, but their response was unsatisfactory.

"PTA has decided to immediately block Bigo and issue final warning to TikTok to put in place a comprehensive mechanism to control obscenity, vulgarity and immorality through its social media application," the statement said.

TikTok representatives did not immediately respond to a Rooters request for comment. Singapore-based BIGO Technology, which owns the live video streaming app Bigo Live, did not immediately respond to a request for comment either.

TikTok is one of the world's most popular social media apps, with over 2 billion downloads globally.

In Pakistain, it has been downloaded almost 39 million times and is the third-most downloaded app over the past year after WhatsApp and Facebook, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower.
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

34 arrested amid mass anti-government protests in Jerusalem
[Jpost] Thirty-four people, among the thousands who were protesting in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, were arrested due to alleged disruption of public order and assaulting police officers.

...Two different protests took place on Balfour street. One group demanded the resignation of Netanyahu over charges of breach of trust, accepting bribes and fraud. The other one, organized by restaurant owners, rallied against the government’s recent attempts to limit activities in restaurants in an attempt to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
I understand some lawyers are already interviewing Covid - 19 victims (post recovery one hopes) - looking for potential client who can trace the infection to a restaurant. I expect it to be a very lucrative business.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 01:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

Science & Technology
German scientists to host a 4,000-person indoor concert to study how coronavirus spreads by tracking the movements of fans and coating their hands in glowing sanitizer in an effort to learn how to hold safe events
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 06:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

Alien abduction?! Mysterious giant hangar spotted at Area 51 three months ago has DISAPPEARED, new aerial pictures reveal
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 06:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  WOW, they have invented a cloaking device!
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/22/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Where's Giorgio?
Posted by: Warthog || 07/22/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  The plans specifically said to build it over there, not here!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/22/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

#4  That's what they want everyone to think...
Posted by: Raj || 07/22/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||

#5  I've read about the amazing disinformation campaign used prior to the Normandy invasion. Inflatable tanks and such that looked Real. I imagine whomever has the same job to cover up the stealth fighter/bomber and other skunk works has a fun job.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/22/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

#6  I suspect there's a whole detachment there whose jobs are simply to mess with everyone watching it. They should start building mock ups of famous craft from SciFi there. And wear alien suits while building them.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/22/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ You mean like panchos and sombreros?

Posted by: Frank G || 07/22/2020 14:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Maybe like Armada; start making mock-ups of famous video game space ships.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 23:19 Comments || Top||

Perfected finally: Capture of SpaceX farings.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/22/2020 06:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Musk, you are an American Hero!
Posted by: Spater Slaque5391 || 07/22/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

The Army's new scout-attack helicopters look stealthy
[FoxNews] The FARA (Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft) is expected to be able to descend upon active combat 'hot zones'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336083 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Should have called it: Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, Helicopter.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Nothing stealthy about those.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/22/2020 1:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Just why did we dump the Comanche? Aside from cost.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 07/22/2020 23:13 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
UK's leading cervical cancer charity face backlash for removing the word 'women' from its messaging in favour of 'everyone with a cervix' - as critics brand the move 'dehumanising'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jeffry Dahmer jokes are so '90s.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/22/2020 14:56 Comments || Top||

Black Irish dancing TikTok star, 20, who was invited to perform with Riverdance when it visits Virginia reveals that trolls have accused her of cultural appropriation
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, she had to figure it was coming.
Posted by: Dacama || 07/22/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  They never heard of Black Irish?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/22/2020 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Why call them "trolls"?

After all, she is engaged in cultural appropriation.

And while we're at it, why is a Puerto Rican allowed to play Alexander Hamilton?

These are their rules, remember.
Posted by: charger || 07/22/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Who says it isn’t her heritage, too? Two lovely American-born Chinese schoolmates of the trailing daughters were also serious Irish dancers — ringletted wigs and all — as a tribute to their father’s Irish heritage.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#5  As I said, these are their rules.

Blowhard conservatives always like to say "Hurdur, just you wait until we make 'em follow their own rules"; then when the opportunity to do so arises, they always wimp out.

This is why the Right always loses these fights.
Posted by: charger || 07/22/2020 12:40 Comments || Top||

Marine Corps under fire after canceling training session amid concerns about speaker's Christian background
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2020 05:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They would destroy internally what they could never hope to defeat externally.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/22/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#2  No religious test, or so I learned back in Civics class.

And how did this Weinstein person get to be the dictator of the US?
Posted by: Tom || 07/22/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

University lecturer, 73, sacked for telling colleague 'Jewish people are the cleverest in the world' and 'Germans are good engineers' says he is victim of 'woke' university culture which is 'obsessed with racism' as he launches appeal against ruling
Pygmies are short. Esquimeaux are cold. Fire me.
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Stephen Lamonby, 73, made several comments about different groups of people

  • The lecturer was sacked for the comments which he made to his course leader at Solent University in Southampton, Hampshire

  • He insisted his comments weren't offensive as they were positive stereotypes

  • After the ruling, Mr Lamonby claimed that he was a victim of 'woke' culture
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