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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Texas cancer researcher murdered on her daily jog, suspect in custody
[NYPOST] A cancer researcher and mother of two who emigrated from India to Texas reportedly was murdered on her daily jog Saturday morning.

Sarmistha Sen, 43, was found dead by a passerby at about 7 a.m. near a creek along the Chisholm Trail in the city of Plano, Fox 4 reported, citing police.

Police did not reveal the manner of death but classified it as a murder.

About the same time Sen was discovered, police received a call for a nearby home burglary and arrested 29-year old Bakari Moncrief
... Bakari Abiona Moncrief when his mother is displeased, he looks recently arrived from the Mother Continent...
— who is also considered a suspect in Sen’s death.

Moncrief is being held on $1 million bond on the burglary charge as police investigate his possible link to the murder.

"We have our suspicions, but we have to have proof," said Plano Police Officer David Tilley, according to Fox 4.

"And that’s what they’re looking for right now is trying to obtain proof as to whether or not this individual is or is not responsible for her death."

Sen and her husband were married in India before moving to Texas to continue her higher education. The couple has two sons — 12-year-old Neil and Ryan, 6.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Probably a cowboy. They never tell you that.
Posted by: Elmeresing Gurly-Brown9742 || 08/07/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#2  An Indian maid came to grief!
I blame our commander-in-chief,
Sam Bass, William Cody,
Bass Reeves, Sheriff Foti,
Lord Krishna, Cortez,
Rodgers, Staubach, Bob Hayes,
Hoss, Calamity Jane,
Brokeback Mountain, John Wayne,
T.R., Elliott, Shane,
Kane, Mark Matthews, "King" Kong,
The cat crooning this song,
Wild Bill Hickok, Tom Mix, Lee Van Cleef...
Or Bakari Abiona Moncrief.
Posted by: Ebbailing Elmereng2719 || 08/07/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Each trying to improve the world in their own way.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||


Three teens arrested after illegally entering Mar-a-Lago with AK-47 in backpack
[NYPOST] Three 15-year-old boys in Florida are reportedly in jug after inadvertently trespassing on Mar-a-Lago property while carrying an AK-47 as they tried to flee the police.

The bizarre scene unfolded Friday around midnight when Palm Beach police noticed the teenagers parked in a Hyundai on a road about two miles from President Trump’s club, the Palm Beach Police Department told the local NBC affiliate.

When police approached the vehicle, the driver took off, initiating a short car chase, according to the report.

The teens eventually ditched their vehicle near Mar-a-Lago and allegedly carried a backpack containing the rifle as they fled onto the property.

Club security found the bag containing the rifle and a 14-round magazine on a seawall, police said.

The boys were later detained on the property. When a cop asked the group about the rifle, one of them allegedly told the officer he "found it."

All three face charges of armed trespassing, armed burglary, and resisting arrest without violence.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "found it" That's what the terr on the Thalys train said back in 2015.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 08/07/2020 7:08 Comments || Top||

#2  inadvertently trespassing on Mar-a-Lago property

Any tie in to antifa?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/07/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  no, just three wannabe thugs who couldn't even legally drive. Beat em and charge the parents
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 8:42 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Former upstate New York mayor, 67, is killed and two others are injured after guacamole-making machine explodes
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 09:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You don't get stories like this every day. Most pressure vessel failures are catastrophix.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/07/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Most pressure vessel failures are catastrophix.

Nothing left but the chips.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#3  What do you get when you mix swiss cheese with guacamole? Holy Mole!!
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/07/2020 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Dangerous stuff, guacamole. You want to make it in small, controllable batches. Dos Equis helps.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/07/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||

#5  And a lot of the Avocados coming from Mexico are distributed by the cartels.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/07/2020 13:03 Comments || Top||

#6  My guacamole machinery consists of a knife and dork. (My mistake but it's so funny I left it in!) SNERK!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/07/2020 14:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Why do I flash to a Wiley Coyote cartoon when I read that a guacamole maker exploded???

Anyway condolences to the family
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/07/2020 23:34 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
'Our community is terrified, angry and frightened' Upper West Side residents fury as homeless junkies and sex offenders are moved into three luxury hotels and turn the area into a spectacle of public urination, cat-calling and brazen drug use
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 08:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, you voted for the clowns
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 08/07/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#2  You get what you tolerate.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Ever heard of a recall petition? Nevermind, you'd have to get off your a$$e$.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||


#5  Go to the Hamptons!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/07/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm going to guess these places will be far from where deBlasio lives.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 14:48 Comments || Top||

#7  He lives in Gracie Mansion, upper EAST side by Yorkville, so you'd be correct gorb.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/07/2020 16:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Insert Bane Blackgate Prison speech.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 18:02 Comments || Top||


USC student gov’t leader says she quit due to harassment over support for Israel
[IsraelTimes] University of Southern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, student Rose Ritch says in open letter that classmates told her pro-Israel stance was ’complicit in racism’.

A Jewish student leader at the University of Southern California said she resigned due to harassment over her support for Israel.

Rose Ritch, the vice president of the Undergraduate Student Government, said in an open letter to the campus community Wednesday that she had to resign to "protect my physical safety on campus and my mental health."

The university administration had recently stopped impeachment proceedings against Ritch over allegations of complicity in racial misconduct on campus, and for not calling out alleged racial misconduct and micro-aggressive behavior by the student government president, who resigned last month, the Daily Trojan student newspaper reported.

"I have been harassed and pressured for weeks by my fellow students because they opposed one of my identities. It is not because I am a woman, nor because I identify as queer, femme, or cisgender," Ritch wrote. "All of these identities qualified me as electable when the student body voted last February. But because I also openly identify as a Zionist, a supporter of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, I have been accused by a group of students of being unsuitable as a student leader.

"I have been told that my support for Israel has made me complicit in racism, and that, by association, I am racist. Students launched an aggressive social media campaign to ’impeach [my] Zionist a**.’ This is anti-Semitism, and cannot be tolerated at a University that proclaims to ’nurture an environment of mutual respect and tolerance.’"

Ritch said that "an attack on my Zionist identity is an attack on my Jewish identity," and that the suggestion that her support for a Jewish homeland makes her unfit for office "plays into the oldest stereotypes of Jews, including accusations of dual loyalty and holding all Jews responsible for the actions of the Israeli government."

She said the USC student government "has failed to be an inclusive space for numerous communities on campus."

A USC spokesperson had no immediate comment on Ritch’s accusations, the Daily Trojan reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ha..Daily Trojan..appropriate name for a f**cked up Marxist indoctrination camp
Posted by: Warthog || 08/07/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  "I have been harassed and pressured for weeks by my fellow students because they opposed one of my identities. It is not because I am a woman, nor because I identify as queer, femme, or cisgender,"

Play stupid identity games win stupid identity prizes
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure they support Zimbabwe whole-heartedly though.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Eerie sight of thousands of freshly dug graves in Johannesburg cemetery as covid death toll spikes in South Africa and cases on the continent top one million
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 09:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Johannesburg.

Perhaps they are expecting the Winnie Mandela Futbol Club to have a winning season.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 17:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Trump's fault no doubt. And Dr. Fauci too, where was he when this was going on?
Posted by: jpal || 08/07/2020 18:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Bowling for the opening Cricket match. Heard his delivery went over the boundary even though there wasn't a batsman.

He then went to the stands and shared a large bag of biltong with friends.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 20:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Mandela was for black and white Africans. The crooks in office now are the same as the crooks and pederasts in Congress now.
Posted by: Blackbeard and Tenille9937 || 08/07/2020 22:12 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ I'd respectfully recommend a bit more research on Nelson Mandela.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/07/2020 22:42 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Morning blackout cuts power to at least 180,000 across huge swathes of upper Manhattan - with thousands more in the beleaguered city still without electricity days after tropical storm Isaias hit
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 09:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Use this as an opportunity to learn how to live during the civil war.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||

#2  If they light up de Blasio's methane......
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 08/07/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like practice for late stage Socialism.

That is what AOC and Wilhelm are shooting for after-all.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/07/2020 13:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Do they have counselors trying to negotiate who goes next at the non-functioning stop lights?
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 14:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Up next - Locusts!
Posted by: Bobby || 08/07/2020 14:56 Comments || Top||

#6  'To save the planet we will be practicing electricity rationing at random times and for random lengths, in order to pay homage to these challenging times. And also, COVID-19.'
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 17:56 Comments || Top||

#7  When the Rule of Law™ ends the repair personnel sit in the shop and drink coffee.
Posted by: magpie || 08/07/2020 20:14 Comments || Top||


In second coronavirus test, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine now tests negative

[Cleveland.com] After an earlier rapid coronavirus test returned a positive result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a second coronavirus test for DeWine, Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine and members of his staff all have come back negative, the governor's office announced Thursday night.

The second round of testing was performed through a more sensitive test called a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test, which detects genetic material from the new coronavirus, the governor's office said. The earlier test, administered as DeWine traveled to greet President Donald Trump in Cleveland, delivers fast results by testing for the presence of antigens in the body, but is a relatively unproven technology and is viewed as less accurate.

"We feel confident in the PCR results from Wexner Medical Center," DeWine's office said in a statement, referring to the Columbus hospital where the second test was performed. "This is the same PCR test that has been used over 1.6 million times in Ohio by hospitals and labs all over the state."...
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 00:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You say positive, I say negative. Let's call the whole thing off.
Posted by: Betty Ebbomose2580 || 08/07/2020 2:18 Comments || Top||

#2  The guy will do anything to avoid a photo op with Trump. RINO.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 08/07/2020 6:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Wanna bet his first positive result will still be counted in "new cases"?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 7:45 Comments || Top||

#4  the Rapid tests have about a 30% false rate (positives, 10% negatives) according to some places on the interwebz. So big grain of salt. But PCR is a fairly reliable way of doing it so I'd believe a PCR test.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/07/2020 8:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Cuz 'science'
Posted by: Iblis || 08/07/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  His next false positive will also be a new case.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Mecca Medina RR Station Burns in Jeddah
[Twitter]

Posted by: 3dc || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Festive!
Hit a gas line?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 8:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Another mysterious fire?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/07/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#3  The real God is pissed?
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/07/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

#4  A lot of mysterious fires goin' on...
Posted by: Heavy G || 08/07/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#5  A lot of mysterious fires goin' on...

Yes. It will be very interesting to discover why. And who. How seems fairly straightforward, though.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 18:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Gerbil worming, obviously.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 20:56 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Leading Belarus opposition candidate's campaign manager arrested
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Yu Meng resigns from CALPERS
Posted by: Hupinens Juling5588 || 08/07/2020 01:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Since I needed to look it up:

CalPERS: California Public Employees' Retirement System
Posted by: 3dc || 08/07/2020 5:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Not to be confused with the Vernier Calpers you might have in your toolbox.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/07/2020 7:24 Comments || Top||

#3  CALPERS has long tried to put Socially Aware Investing above Fiduciary Duty to get the best investment return possible. Anyone doing that should be able to be sued individually for damages
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

#4  IIRC, CALPERS must invest x-amount in green/eco-friendly companies. It is due to such malinvestments -- as in Illinois -- that the Dems want to bail out these walking dead pension funds.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||

#5  UPDATE: CA Pension Fund Exec Yu Meng Resigned After Filing False Financial Disclosures, Self-Dealing
CalPERS’ investments in companies supplying China’s military complex were already under scrutiny by the Trump administration, and major questions about Meng’s allegiance to the United States were brought up by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) due to the fact that Meng’s prior employer was the Chinese government and since Meng has admitted to being part of the CCP’s “Thousand Talents Program” (TTP).

In the initial article, I wondered why Meng had resigned out of the blue and effective immediately. It turns out that just three days earlier, on August 2, Yves Smith at the Naked Capitalism blog posted a stunning, well-sourced exposé detailing Meng’s false filings on required financial disclosure forms, blatant self-dealing, and close ties to the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party government.
Posted by: Hupinens Juling5588 || 08/07/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  In the initial article, I wondered why Meng had resigned out of the blue and effective immediately.

Did he resign while on a little trip home to visit the fam?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 13:45 Comments || Top||


China shredding documents at NY Consulate.
[Twitter]
[Exclusive live shooting] A precursor to the closure of the Chinese Consulate in New York? Two large shredded paper trucks destroyed documents in front of the Chinese Consulate for two hours



Posted by: 3dc || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  That would be my guess..
Posted by: Warthog || 08/07/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder if these have the scanner option?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 8:30 Comments || Top||

#3  It seems to me that the guard should have no authority to shoo anyone away from the sidewalk. It's not private property, it's public. There may be an argument if the person taking the video were interfering with people doing their job.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 10:56 Comments || Top||

#4  The lesson from Enron just caught up with the CCP.
Excess document copies are not assets!
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/07/2020 17:57 Comments || Top||

#5  The lesson from Enron/Houston just caught up with the CCP.

That's my assessment also. They had no destruct plan in Houston (well maybe a poor plan that was never tested). Literally went to Home Depot and bought trash cans after the eviction notice.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 08/07/2020 18:32 Comments || Top||

#6  the guard should have no authority to shoo anyone away from the sidewalk.

There you go displaying your free society privilege, gorb. Those poor guards are totally totalitarian, so stop being all judgy and stuff.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||


Mouthy ChiCom S.O.Bs !
[Twitter]
A 2 star Thugs R Us rant.

Posted by: 3dc || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Kaidai. Ser yeh. Fay hun.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/07/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||


A fireball horror after 10 explosions leave nine dead in North Korea
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Nine people have died and dozens were maimed after 10 gas explosions destroyed homes in North Korea
...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche...
. A gas cylinder ignited after a leak in Hyesan on Monday evening, according to reports.

The explosion set off the gas cylinders attached to the nearby homes. It’s thought that there were 10 explosions in total.

Six people were killed instantly while around 30 people suffered from varying degrees of burns. They were taken to a local hospital, where three reportedly died this morning.

In a similar incident, the official Iraqi news agency reported about a fire in a food and electrical warehouse in Najaf Ashraf and announced that firefighters are trying to contain it.

Sources revealed that the food and electrical storages of "Al-Quds" in the south of the province caught fire.
Al-Quds? WTF?
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Geeesh, these fires and explosions are spreading almost as much as the coronavirus.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Coronavirus - is there nothing it can't do?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/07/2020 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Al-Quds? WTF?

Why The Daily Times of Pakistan journalist felt the need to explain events in North Korea by comparing to similar events in Iraq is beyond me.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 13:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Nightsoil explosion?
Posted by: Heavy G || 08/07/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Now, see, they do it better in Lebanon.
(Kim's going "Amfo? They didn't even have a nuke?")
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/07/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||


Potential armed drone sale to Taiwan
[Twitter-Reuters]
Posted by: 3dc || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:


Cyber
Trump issues bans on China's TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing
[Jpost] The executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, come after the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from US digital networks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Thereby making the Chinese negotiating position worthless in the US. No money for the CCP. That's what's got them upset aside from losing a valuable window into the US's soul.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 20:54 Comments || Top||


Economy
Americans believe states are lifting coronavirus restrictions too early
[JPost] - The majority of Americans believe that state governments are lifting coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns "too quickly," according to a PEW Research survey.

The national survey was conducted between July 27 and August 2, and included the responses of 11,001 United States residents, where 69% of the sample say that "their greater concern is that state governments have been lifting restrictions on public activity too quickly."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "The national survey was conducted between July 27 and August 2, and included the responses of 11,001 United States residents, where 69% of the sample watch CNN and MSNBC 100% of the time.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I was going to ask "Which Americans are these?" Thanks for answering before I asked, Clem
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/07/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Amazing. They found 7000 people who purposefully watch CNN.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  They found 7000 people who purposefully watch CNN.

What else is there to do when out of work? Riot?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 13:03 Comments || Top||

#5  The other 31% of the sample were unemployed.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/07/2020 16:27 Comments || Top||

#6  They found 7000 people who purposefully watch CNN.

It would be interesting what their real iewer eyeball #s are if you exclude the poor bastards trapped in airport lounes
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 18:27 Comments || Top||

#7  That is bad.

Worse, trapped at home with someone who has the tele tuned to CNN and loud enough to hear across the house.

Me, had to do an intervention. I'd leave in the morning and wife would have on one of the big three. Back in the evening, one of the big three would be on. So about the second week of duck & cover, "Honey, whatever this is and may be, you must understand these shows are trying to scare you so you don't change the channel. Listen to what they are saying, they just keep saying the same thing over and over. Like the Haunted House Guy with Fake Chainsaw Gag - it gets you the first time and make the trip memorable. Think that guy puts in a 6 hour shift doing only that, it isn't as scary. Keep going through the Haunted House and that guy is in the same place, doing the same gag, every time. They get you frazzled, they get you hooked."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 20:24 Comments || Top||


US manufacturing soars to a 15-month high
[IndependentSentinal] Manufacturing in the USA is measured by a key business activity gauge. And it has soared to a 15-month high in July. This exceeded all expectations.

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) business survey, published on Monday, shows that its topline manufacturing activity indicator, called the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), surged to a reading of 54.2 in July. Readings above 50 indicate expansion while those below mean contraction.

Economists polled by Reuters predicted the manufacturing gauge to rise to 53.6 in July, so the higher-than-expected number is encouraging, particularly in light of April’s 11-year low of 41.5.

“In July, manufacturing continued its recovery after the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Timothy Fiore. He is the chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee in a release.

There are, however, concerns about sustainability.

“Manufacturing is recovering from low levels and the outlook is uncertain, given the threat of repeated disruptions from virus outbreaks,” said Rubeela Farooqi. He is the chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics. He made the remarks to The Associated Press.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jeez, I thought unnecessary lock-downs destroy the economy? (maybe necessary ones have the opposite effect?)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/07/2020 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Those numbers--being an election year--are probably just as suspect as COVID case numbers.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Consumer product companies are working round the clock to restock supplies of household cleaners and toilet paper, and no doubt supplies for meals and for home improvements and repairs as well — that may have something to do with it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 1:13 Comments || Top||

#4  PMI hit a low of under 40 in March or April of this year. Manufacturing was (still is) devastated and recovering from a severe COVID China Plague deficit.
Posted by: Hupinens Juling5588 || 08/07/2020 1:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry, misread the graph. Low of near 40 in April. Also New Order and Production hit a low of about 25 in April. Devastating.

Manufacturing PMI (PDF File)
Posted by: Hupinens Juling5588 || 08/07/2020 1:40 Comments || Top||

#6  #1, stunningly dumb comment.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 08/07/2020 6:07 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ Embrace the sarcasm...
Posted by: Warthog || 08/07/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
NRA Plans to Spend ‘Tens of Millions' in Battleground States
[Free Beacon] The National Rifle Association plans to spend tens of millions of dollars to sway close races throughout the country for the 2020 election.

Jason Ouimet, who runs the NRA's lobbying arm and political action committee, spoke exclusively with the Washington Free Beacon in his first in-depth interview on the gun-rights behemoth's 2020 electoral strategy. He said the group plans to spend heavily in battleground states to help reelect President Donald Trump over presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whom he described as "100 percent anti-gun." The group plans to focus much of its attention on Arizona, Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin—swing states with traditionally strong support for gun rights.

"We'll be in those places at every level," Ouimet said. And the message will be simple: A President Joe Biden and Democratic Senate are a threat to gun owners.

"You are literally going to be dealing with the potential confiscation of firearms. You're literally going to be told you can't carry in certain places. You can't own certain things for self-defense," Ouimet said. "Folks need to understand that."

The NRA spent $50 million to boost the GOP in 2016 but saw disastrous results in 2018 when it was outspent by gun-control groups. Ouimet said it plans on moving forward with the spending push despite losing between $10 and $15 million from the cancelation of the Second Amendment group's annual meeting and other fundraising events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We'll spend tens of millions of dollars. Will it be $50 million? I don't know," Ouimet said. "We got shut down from doing any of that level of fundraising. Yeah, that has an impact on us just the same way it has an impact on everybody else. Does it mean that we're not going to be effective? Does it mean that we're not going to play? No."

The coronavirus pandemic and social unrest may have hindered fundraising, but they have also led to historic gun sales. Ouimet said the NRA has added more than 1,000 new dues-paying members per day since June.
Per day? Wow.
The addition of some 60,000 new members and growing has helped swell NRA ranks to more than five million American adults.
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#1  Might explain this:

CNN: New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/07/2020 2:38 Comments || Top||

#2  How can the state of New York disband a nation wide organization, hmm? They seem to have been getting more and more ... arrogant these last few years.
Posted by: magpie || 08/07/2020 3:30 Comments || Top||

#3  NRA was chartered in NY in 1871 I think. So time for the NRA to move their Charter to Texas
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/07/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#4  NRA Plans to Spend ‘Tens of Millions'...
if they have that much left after Pepe LePew and his minions dip their beaks.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/07/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Spend it on which candidates?
Posted by: Iblis || 08/07/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  And now we know why the NY AG is trying to freeze their funding.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/07/2020 12:28 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Honor killing of a youth in Chakwal
[DAILYTIMES.PK] A youth was killed in the name of honor in the area of ​​Police Station City and his dedbody was dumped near Dhok Gujjar.

The victim’s father Mohammad Tahir, son of Ghulam Jilani, while filing a report with the city police, said that his son Akash Tahir, who works as a lawyer’s clerk in the district court, was want two days ago by Musafar Khan, son of Mohammad Noor, a resident of Dhok Feroz. Who live in a rented house.

Muhammad Tahir says that the next day when Akash did not return, I asked Musafar Khan where is Akash? Musafar Khan said that he did not know. Today Akash Tahir’s dedbody was found in Dhok Gujjar.

According to the Akash’s father, Mahmood al-Hassan told him that Musafar Khan and his son had killed Akash Tahir because Musafar Khan suspected that his daughter Gul Dana had an illicit affair with Akash Tahir.

SDPO Saddar Circle Syed Azhar Hassan Shah along with police personnel rushed to the spot as soon as the incident was reported and shifted the dedbody to District Headquarters Hospital for postmortem.

Police have arrested Musafar Khan, his sons and three women involved in the murder case who were trying to flee Afghanistan. During the preliminary investigation, the arrested accused have confessed to the murder of Akash Tahir.
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