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Iran launched several ballistic missiles from Iran to the Southern Arabian Gulf
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Florida man charged with using COVID-19 relief funds on Lamborghini
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'Its a ventilator.'
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/29/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Only with the top down.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

Chicago PD Deputy Chief Dion Boyd Found Dead In Apparent Suicide At Homan Square Police Facility
RIP. Being a cop has gotta be discouraging right now
Posted by: charger || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Firefighters battle huge blaze in San Francisco
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • One firefighter suffered minor injuries while fighting blaze that started around 6.30am near Central Freeway

  • Some 160 firefighters and 60 trucks and engines fought to get the devastating fire under control

  • The fire possibly started at a building supply store on 14th Street before spreading a two-block area

  • It was 75 per cent contained by 9am but firefighters continued fighting to stop it from spreading
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 12:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any federal buildings near Central Freeway?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 15:07 Comments || Top||

Arizona bridge burns, partially collapses after train derailment near Tempe Town Lake
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 12:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Flu cases plummet in southern hemisphere, attributed to coronavirus measures
[IsraelTimes] From Australia to South America, infections and deaths from annual influenza drop dramatically, apparently due to social distancing and better hygiene practices.

Annual flu rates have dived in the southern hemisphere with infections in some areas down to a fraction of their usual numbers for the season, with medical officials saying that restrictions to limit 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 rates were having a similar impact on flu transmission.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2020 03:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I thought masks kill?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 5:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Flu is so passe'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 9:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah g(r)om, that's why they never have flu outbreaks in asian countries where masks are commonly worn.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/29/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||

#5  ...alternatively, many Common Influenza cases are being misdiagnosed as CoVid-19, ya think?
Posted by: magpie || 07/29/2020 14:40 Comments || Top||

#6  ^It's like a religion for you people "I shall reject the Devil Covid 19 and all its works!"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 14:42 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ It's like a religion for who now?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 14:47 Comments || Top||

#8  ^dis·in·gen·u·ous
not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 15:06 Comments || Top||

Caldwell fire burns 67,789 acres in California; Gold Fire, Hog Fire nearly 70% contained
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  My cousin lives in Thousand Oaks, CA and they had fires a few years ago. I asked her - 'are they now calling it Hundred Oaks?' She didn't find it that funny.
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2020 0:42 Comments || Top||

Iran reports record one-day coronavirus toll of 235 dead
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Tropical storm warnings issued for PuertoRico, Virgin Islands with Isaias likely to form
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  best site to follow this story is the NHC Atlantic

Posted by: lord garth || 07/29/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Eni, BP, Total Hit Gas at Bashrush Prospect Off Egypt
[HARTENERGY] Eni said July 28 that the company and partners BP and Total have made a natural gas and condensate discovery at the Bashrush prospect about 11 km offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea.Located in the North El Hammad concession, the well encountered 102 meters of net gas pay in high quality sandstones of the Abu Madi Formation, Total said in a separate news release. Flow rates reached up to 32 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d), limited by testing facilities, during a production test. The companies said estimated future well deliverability is up to 100 MMscf of gas and 800 bbl of condensate per day.

"These resources have low development costs since they can rapidly be tie-in and put into production," Kevin McLachlan, Total’s senior vice president of exploration, said in the release.

The companies are screening development options and intend to fast-track production.

Holding a 37.5% working interest in the concession, Eni serves as operator through its affiliate IEOC. BP holds 37.5%, and Total holds 25%. The concession is held in participation with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Erdogan will be claiming this ASAP
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 5:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Frank, he hasn't already?

OBTW, whatever happened to peak oil?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/29/2020 8:37 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Zimbabwe election violence: No closure for families two years on
[Aljazeera] Harare, Zimbabwe - Allison Charles is still haunted by the image of her brother's lifeless body lying in a pool of blood.

"They just shot him like he was a dog and left his body on the street," she said.

Gavin Dean Charles, 48, was one of the six people killed in Zimbabwe's capital two years ago when soldiers opened fire on opposition supporters protesting against what they said was an attempt by the governing ZANU-PF party to steal tightly contested elections.

Many other demonstrators were wounded in the army clampdown in Harare's central business district on August 1, 2018, with some of the casualties shot from the back.

"I am still struggling to sleep at night and to come to terms with everything that has happened," said Charles. "I am taking anti-depressants now."

She is not the only one struggling to cope in the aftermath of the bloodshed.

"The death of my son still hurts, even now," said Maxwell Tauro, whose son, Challenge, was also killed on that day. "He was a good boy who was working in town and who was not politically active."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 07:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Same as here, only more so. Find the common thread.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Luckily, he can still vote Democrat
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

#3  "He was a good boy who was working in town and who was not politically active."

It was the girl.
He fell in with a bad crowd.
He was going back to school.
He was looking for his father.
He was going to finish his degree.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

#4  This is Zimbabwe. If they aren’t being driven into the bush to starve, they really have nothing to complain about.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

Report: British PM 'extremely concerned' over second coronavirus wave
[Arutz 7] - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly "extremely concerned" that a second wave of coronavirus could hit the UK within two weeks, British media reported on Tuesday.

Johnson earlier warned we are seeing "signs of a second wave" of COVID-19 in continental Europe, and there are now fears it could reach Britain within 14 days.

A Downing Street source told the Mail Online on Tuesday, "The PM is extremely concerned by what he's seeing abroad and fears we could be seeing the same thing here in a fortnight."

"People have got to realize we are still in the middle of a pandemic. He wants to go further on opening things up and getting people back to work, but he knows it'll be his head on the block if things go wrong," added the source.

The warning comes after a spike in cases forced Johnson to impose 14-day quarantine on thousands of Brits returning from Spain.

After announcing a lockdown on March 23 in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Britain, Johnson in May outlined a roadmap for a return to routine.

The British Prime Minister himself dealt with the virus and even had to go into intensive care.

He later revealed that his health deteriorated so badly after contracting coronavirus that a strategy was drawn up in case he died.
But, but, but, he's not over 80!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 02:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But remember, lockdown destroys businesses!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 2:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes he should recuse himself from COVID decisions as he obviously (and his rather bumbling government) cannot see the difference between testing more and there being more...

Hospitals empty and still killing people by deferring treatment of non-COVID. The disastrous over-response to COVID shutting down the country mirrors how COVID kills, it doesn't, the immune over-response does.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/29/2020 4:39 Comments || Top||

#3  "cannot see the difference between testing more and there being more..."

Posted by: European Conservative || 07/29/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  If you double testing of a virus that is mostly asymptomatic you will get a spike in numbers found to have it.

The underlying case numbers probably have not changed.

Test more find more. With the %age of false positives being pretty unknown too, it could PURELY be an artefact of testing more!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/29/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#5  The cases are there, whether you test or not. The logic escapes me.
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/29/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ Game farm owners generally inflate the herd numbers. It really is better for business.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#7  The cases are there, whether you test or not. The logic escapes me.

It makes a perfect sense - if you're still sailing the Diamond Princess.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 8:29 Comments || Top||

#8  The Trump administration's response to COVID-19 has puzzled me.
Herd immunity isn't going to happen. The first Germans who caught the virus in late January today no longer shows any traces of antibodies. He could catch it again.

This means we need to keep the numbers as low as possible. COVID-19 isn't harmless. And we still don't know much about it and what it might do in the future.
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/29/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Learned recently of a lady and her friend near Charleston, SC who signed up for the test. They stood in a long line in the heat for a couple of hours. They finally gave up and left. A few days later they received notification that they had tested positive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#10  Tests need, of course, be swift and efficient. From what I heard this isn't always the case, even in Germany.
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/29/2020 8:59 Comments || Top||

#11  Swift tests that report positive results on subjects not tested are no more useful than slow tests that report positive results on subjects not tested, European Conservative.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2020 13:41 Comments || Top||

#12  But PM Johnson’s health difficulties does explain the sudden turnaround in how the thing is being handled over there.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#13  #11 You're assuming this is not an urban legend, TW?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 13:54 Comments || Top||

#14  You're assuming this is not an urban legend, TW?

A fair question, g(r)omgoru — I am making an assumption, yes. Given overworked labs dealing with multiple tests of individual patients and multiple data collection organizations requiring copies of test results, people walking away from filled out forms that then got mismatched to test samples is certainly plausible. I have seen a number of first-person reports, but they were not analog friends/relations, so I concede it’s possible they’re all dogs or the equivalent.

My bottom line assumption is that it’ll be at least a year before the data is cleaned up. And also that Mr. Wife can eschew everything hydroxychloroquine if he wants, but at this stage I’ve decided if I get sick I’ll take the combo treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2020 16:22 Comments || Top||

#15  I interviewed a CV survivor last week for a project I am trying to organize.

She was infected in march, cleared by april, still having problems here in july. Weakness and easily exhausted.

Her descriptions of the symptoms were pretty graphic.

This isn't something you want to catch.
Posted by: flash91 || 07/29/2020 16:57 Comments || Top||

#16  I’ll take the combo treatment.

Why would anyone not take all radical measures to beat this thing? Work at home, wear a mask, daily temp, don't mingle, teleconference, home food and supply delivery and lock the gate.

Like choosing between cancer treatments. Should I take the easy route and hope it goes into remission or take 6 months of hell to cure it?

Sure some people don't have the luxury of choice but they do have the luxury of rational behavior.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 17:02 Comments || Top||

#17  I REALLY don't want a lung transplant.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 17:26 Comments || Top||

#18  People are avoiding testing.Even when sick not getting tested. Go on vacation but don't tell anyone where you are going. This is now the norm in my area. Oh, we will still have the vigilant brown shirts to protect us all.
Posted by: Dale || 07/29/2020 18:41 Comments || Top||

Hong Kong's hospitals could 'collapse' as city faces 'large scale' coronavirus outbreak, Carrie Lam warns
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But everyone over there has been wearing a face mask...
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2020 13:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Other than the mainland enforcers, of course.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 13:54 Comments || Top||

Locals scramble to higher ground as world's largest dam faces mounting pressure
[9News.com.au] The Three Gorges Dam spans the Yangtze, Asia's longest river, which has become a raging torrent with storm water pouring into the reservoir of the dam at 60 million litres per second on Monday night.

On Tuesday morning, dam operator the China Three Gorges Group said water flow into the reservoir fluctuated between 50 million and 60 million litres per second.

And the peak flow has not eased, adding more than ten trillion litres to the mega-dam in just 10 days.

All arteries leading from the Yangtze River remain deluged by the third big flood this summer.

The China Three Gorges Group say they plan to hold as much water in the dam as possible to buy time for cities downstream to build up their defences.

According to local reports, the dam's operator has indicated there are 13 days left before the reservoir will fill to the brim.

The China Three Gorges Group lifted the dam's floodgates on the weekend to discharge the reservoir to block the expected flood starting from Monday.

"Slight deformation" on some peripheral parts of the structure was reported by local media last week.

But the China Three Gorges Group said this year's floods were "severe but not unprecedented" and no match for the reinforced concrete structure.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 07:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Good things come to those who wait.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 9:38 Comments || Top||

#2  and can float
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#3  There goes my bet...
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Still got two days in July, Raj
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/29/2020 13:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Is there some sort of secret disaster betting ring going? I'm asking for curiosity sake as I don't gamble.
Posted by: Charles || 07/29/2020 21:39 Comments || Top||

#7  I have Friday the 31st
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 21:43 Comments || Top||

China suspends Hong Kong extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Any additional proof necessary regarding the eventual outcomes of so-called "two state solutions?"
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 6:03 Comments || Top||

China hits back at Australia, defends sovereignty in South China Sea
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I certainly cannot predict a timeline, but this is where it will likely start.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 6:04 Comments || Top||

#2  How did that island defense work for the Japanese (circa '42-'45)?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2020 7:20 Comments || Top||

Down Under
More than THIRTY lifelike child sex dolls seized by Australian police
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Australian Border Force seized 31 child sex dolls at international mail centres from January to June

  • Another 86 child sex dolls were seized by the police in the 12 months to June 30

  • The ABF said child-like sex dolls are a part of a larger threat posed by pedophiles
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe this is just my inner perv talking:
I'm trying to figure out who's harmed by this.
There. I said it.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/29/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||

#2  sounds Asian
Posted by: 746 || 07/29/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

#3  "Possessing a childlike sex doll can incur a punishment of 15 years imprisonment in New South Wales."

Even without an inner perv talking, this doesn't sound right.
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/29/2020 13:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Glad they got that groom gang thing solved.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/29/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Accommodation leads to acceptance.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 13:53 Comments || Top||

#6  The British [police solved this problem by not using fake dolls, they use the real thing instead.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/29/2020 15:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Who is hurt by this? Well technically no one but pedophiles have proven resistant to reforming their ways and eventually the dolls will be insufficient.

At least I assume that is the theory. I don't know how well that would fly in the USA. Feels like Minority Report Pre-crime division stuff.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/29/2020 16:31 Comments || Top||

#8  And I might add, judging by the images in the story calling them lifelike is laughable.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/29/2020 16:35 Comments || Top||

#9  #4^ Which mosque were they going to.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/29/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||

Peter Navarro Outlines White House White House Initiative on Critical Supply Chains
[ConservativeTreehouse] Earlier today White House Trade and Manufacturing Advisor Peter Navarro discussed an initiative to lunch a new program spearheading new critical supply chains. The goal is to return manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, medicines and equipment back to America.

SUPPORTING AMERICAN SUPPLY CHAINS: The Trump Administration is signing a Letter of Interest in support of a deal that will help ensure essential medicines are produced in America.

* The Trump Administration is signing a Letter of Interest supporting a deal to transform Kodak into a pharmaceutical company that can help produce essential medicines in the United States.
* When the deal is final, the CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) will use his delegated Defense Production Act (DPA) loan authority to provide a $765 million loan to launch Kodak Pharmaceuticals, which will create at least 360 jobs.
* With this loan, the company can build the capacity to produce essential medicines that have lapsed into chronic national shortage.
+ Once fully operational, Kodak will have the capacity to produce 25% of the generic active pharmaceutical ingredients necessary for all non-biologic and non-antibacterial pharmaceuticals used in the United States.
* Kodak will work with the Administration and drug product manufacturers to identify the products that are most needed to meet national security requirements.
Peter Navarro - Maria Bartiromo video at link.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How about semiconductor manufacturing?
Posted by: gorb || 07/29/2020 3:02 Comments || Top||

#2  TSMC to build a $12 billion advanced semiconductor plant in Arizona with US government support
The plant, scheduled to start production of chips in 2024, will enable TSMC’s American customers to fabricate their semiconductor products domestically. It will use the company’s 5-nanometer technology and is expected to create 1,600 jobs and have the capacity to produce 20,000 wafers a month.

Unfortunately, Intel has fallen one generation behind TSMC in manufacturing. If Intel doesn't straighten up, it will fall two generations behind.
Posted by: Thimp Gonque3544 || 07/29/2020 3:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Used to be a generation ahead.
Posted by: gorb || 07/29/2020 14:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Can we still call it The White House?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 17:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe a light bulb turned on at the Intel executive suite. Yesterday:
Heads roll at Intel after 7nm delay
Renduchintala joined Intel in 2016, when the company lured him away from Qualcomm with an $8.1 million signing bonus and total compensation package worth up to $25 million. He has been Intel's chief engineering officer for just over three years now and was described as "the company's second most powerful executive" behind then-CEO Brian Krzanich.

Murthy Renduchintala will leave Intel on August 3, 2020.
Posted by: Ebberegum Croling1752 || 07/29/2020 19:01 Comments || Top||

#6  BTW, I think this Kodak news is big. Investors certainly thought so:
At the close today: $33.20 +25.26 (+318.14%)

A few more of these deals and Americans won't be reliant for their very survival on foreign (read Chinese) cancer causing contaminant laced pharmaceuticals.

Protect the industries that we need to survive from predation by our enemies. What is so hard about that?
Posted by: Ebberegum Croling1752 || 07/29/2020 19:08 Comments || Top||

#7  #5 - Murthy Renduchintala - he's likely a white supremacist too!

Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 19:34 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
The pandemic pilgrimage: Muslims begin annual hajj in Saudi Arabia but with only 10,000 allowed to take part compared to last year's 2.5million due to coronavirus fears
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The 'Stoning Day' will certainly be less exciting than previous years.

They'll find a way to make the stampede interesting, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#2  One would hope there is an adequate supply of lavender oil.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/29/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#3  10,000 can cause new outbreaks in 10,000 different cities. If Israel and the Great Satan were as evil as the Muslims think they'd find a way to exploit this.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/29/2020 16:29 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
US Navy is studying 3,500 teenage Marine recruits in an effort to learn why coronavirus makes some young people so much sicker than others
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The US Navy is looking to recruit 3,500 18- and 19-year-old Marine recruits for its COVID-19 Health Action Response for Marines study

  • Recruits quarantine for two weeks before going to basic training in South Carolina and being tested for the virus every week or every other week

  • The main goal is to learn how coronavirus affects at-risk training environments such as basic training

  • Researchers also want to learn why some young people show few to no symptoms but others have more severe cases
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ... Vaping ....

And failure to admit to vaping because perhaps it's not tobacco.

Just a guess though, I'm not a doctor.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/29/2020 15:58 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||

World's largest nuclear fusion project that will replicate reactions in the SUN to create 'the ultimate clean energy source' begins assembly in France
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What could go wrong.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/29/2020 12:31 Comments || Top||

#2  I won't get excited until everyone has a Mr. Fusion device.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

#3  "Let there be light"

last known message from the charred remains of the third planet in a star system with interesting artifacts on its orbiting companion satellite.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Sea of Fire.

Sure, why not.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/29/2020 14:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Pretty incredible. If it can work, if it can be downsized.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/29/2020 16:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Not to worry - Fusion — dubbed a 'miracle for our planet' — uses easy-to-source fuel and provides cheap, clean and safe energy without radioactive waste, or the risk of meltdown.

However, this will be done by creating a ring of charged, super-hot gas called a plasma — reaching some 270,000,000°F — which will be held in place by magnets. Electromagnets, one supposes.Hope they have a reliable power source for those!

Still, no one will remember the claims made in 2020 - The ITER project was launched in 2006 and had originally planned to conduct its first test run this year, to reach full fusion by 2023.

At the end of 2016, ITER director general reported that the new schedule would aim to see so-called 'first plasma' — to prove the reactor concept works — by December 2025, and full operation reached by the year 2035.

He admitted, however, that the plan would be 'challenging' to deliver and that further delays remained a possibility.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/29/2020 16:44 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Malaysian court finds former PM Najib Razak guilty in 1MDB case
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Girl, 16, is thrown to her death from an 11th floor apartment 'by her uncle after she spoke out against his abuse' in Iran
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder why the SJW groups in the U.S. don't go over to Iran and protest.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 14:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Victim's mom asks, "Tell me, in what other country in the world, when a murder has occurred and all the evidence points to the fact it was murder, would the accused be released on bail two weeks later?"

I can name a few:
Ci, cago!!
Posted by: Lumpy Mussolini7603 || 07/29/2020 15:19 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
A record 212 climate activists were murdered in 2019, with Colombia and Philippines the deadliest countries
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 10:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah, you don't scr*w with the Drug Farmers.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

#2  I could understand wanting to kill some of them.
Posted by: Chris || 07/29/2020 18:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Send Greta and AOC
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 19:31 Comments || Top||

#4  al-Gore might make cut as well.
Posted by: Clem || 07/29/2020 19:46 Comments || Top||

From RANTBURG's 'how smart is this' department: Deep sea microbes that laid dormant for 100 MILLION years are ‘revived' in a lab after being fed certain minerals
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The mineral wasn't plutonium by any chance?
Posted by: Thimp Gonque3544 || 07/29/2020 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  ...This is how the movie always starts, people...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/29/2020 0:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Essential oils up the ass?
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2020 0:45 Comments || Top||

#4  And we still have almost half of 2020 left...
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/29/2020 5:28 Comments || Top||

#5  And feed those deep-sea microbes some HCQ, just to be on the safe side.
Posted by: Clem || 07/29/2020 5:56 Comments || Top||

#6  I was praying for Sweet Meteor Of Death, but The Andromeda Strain From 1000 Fathoms works just as well.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/29/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#7  ET I want to go home.

Posted by: AlanC || 07/29/2020 8:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Yeah, we probably lost all 'Herd Immunity' for these just a year or two ago.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#9  This was a self contained, isolated lab without outside contact, right?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/29/2020 10:56 Comments || Top||

#10  Tyranopestis Rex is not on my 2020 Bingo card.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/29/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#11  This was a self contained, isolated lab without outside contact, right?

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Woodrow || 07/29/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||

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