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RBG Kicks The Bucket
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Teen pleads guilty to charges after pushing log off cliff, killing mom of four
[NYPOST] One of two teens accused of pushing a 74-pound log off a cliff that killed a mother of four at an Ohio state park has pleaded guilty.

Jaden W. Churchheus, 17, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Hocking County court to involuntary manslaughter in the September 2019 death of 44-year-old Victoria Schafer, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Churchheus and another teen, 17-year-old Jordan Buckley, pushed the six-foot-plus log off a cliff at the Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills State Park, killing Schafer, who was taking photos below on Labor Day, Sherlocks from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources have said.

Two other charges Churchheus had faced — murder and reckless homicide — were dropped as part of a plea agreement, the newspaper reports.

Schafer, who ran a photography business in nearby Chillicothe, was killed almost instantly, WBNS reports.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:


Court docs detail sick child-porn charges against 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris
[PAGESIX] Jerry Harris, the disgraced star of Netflix docuseries "Cheer," admitted to authorities that he exchanged sexually-explicit photos and videos with underage boys and repeatedly solicited them to hook up in person, according to a disturbing criminal complaint.

The allegations against Harris — arrested Thursday on federal child-pornography charges — are laid out in the 28-page complaint and illustrated by disturbing text and social-media exchanges.

"Do it naked and take a video and show me," Harris, 21, allegedly wrote to one teen boy on Snapchat — punctuating the message with a winking emoji — in response to a photo of the youth performing a cheerleading position known as the needle.

Despite the boy telling him that he was just 13-years-old, Harris also allegedly requested pictures of his "face ... and booty" in a separate exchange, according to prosecutors at the US Attorney’s Office in 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...
The youth eventually relented to the advances, sending images of his private areas to Harris, who reciprocated with explicit images of his own, including one of him masturbating, authorities allege.

At a cheerleading camp held in Feb. 2019, Harris allegedly tried to entice the boy into performing oral sex on him in a bathroom, but the youth refused, the complaint continues.

Harris is also accused of making similar overtures to the boy’s twin brother, including sending him a Snapchat message that read, "Would you ever want to ****[?]"

That teen told authorities that he interpreted the stars to mean "f—k" — and Harris admitted that that was his intent under questioning, the complaint states.

Harris is thus far charged with one count of producing child pornography, even though he allegedly "admitted to soliciting and receiving child pornography on Snapchat from at least between 10 to 15 other individuals he knew were minors," according to the complaint.
Courtesy of Skidmark, the Daily Mail has the usual photos, etc.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anyone still have questions on why the Liberal-Socialist-Democrat states and the Media have recently pushed to promoted legalized pedophilia, by using the new expanded age gap rules?

Seriously as much as the extreme immoral elements are being praised and/or promoted in the Media, one has to wonder if a large number of media reporters are their fellow cohorts in these Sexual activities.

Note: I did not even bother to wonder about Liberal-Socialist-Democrat Politicians. We know sex and 2 legs is their only requirement. Some might argue 2 or 4 legs...
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/18/2020 6:38 Comments || Top||


Oregon couple helplessly watch as looters break into evacuated home
[NYPOST] An Oregon couple forced to flee their home because of the raging wildfires soon faced a second heartbreak — as they helplessly watched looters breaking in on their home video surveillance system.
No clarification of whether the looters are regular criminals or Antifa/BLM taking advantage of a created emergency to take down the system a bit more...
Tracy and Marvin Johnson told KOIN 6 News how the Unger Fire had already destroyed a two-mile hiking trail in Beavercreek that they had opened days earlier after spending eight years building.

Firefighters managed to save their home despite the blaze coming within feet of it — just for looters to break in despite an evacuation order in the area, they told the station.

"Our Nest cam came on and told us that there was movement and we could see the lights pull up into our driveway," Marvin Johnson said.

"We saw the door open and could hear people inside the house talking."

They called the police but the looters had already fled by the time they got there. Thankfully the thieves didn’t appear to have taken off with too much, the couple said.

The home is in Clackamas County, where the sheriff’s office told the station there have been 13 arrests in the evacuation areas, including some for burglary, criminal trespass and possession of burglary tools.

Many in the Beaver State have even put up warning signs — some reading "You loot, we shoot" — while others have armed themselves as they set up roadblocks barring entry to evacuation zones.

One Oregon woman also went viral after video showed her pulling a gun on a suspected intruder who she feared was planning to start fires.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Alexa, activate intruder defenses. Weapons free.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/18/2020 0:56 Comments || Top||

#2  So, are doing catch and release for looters like they do for the rioters?
It's just property, right?
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/18/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ They are. One person who started fire with Molotov cocktail was arrested and then released. Immediately went out and started 6 more fires.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/18/2020 12:27 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
RBG Kicks The Bucket
No link yet; Fox just announced it...
Posted by: Raj || 09/18/2020 19:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [424 views] Top|| File under:

#1  https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87

Posted by: Airandee || 09/18/2020 19:45 Comments || Top||

#2  I hope her passing will be treated with respect.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/18/2020 19:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Not that any cancer is good or less bad, but that pancreatic cancer...that's a rough one.

Then again, let's not forget she was 87. Credit to her for hanging in there as long as she did.

RIP.
Posted by: Clem || 09/18/2020 19:50 Comments || Top||

#4  One can respect the ability, drive and effort to ascend to the most prestigious legal post in our Republic. I can also feel contempt for her partisan abuse of her office by not retiring Years ago.
Posted by: magpie || 09/18/2020 19:53 Comments || Top||

#5  I hope her passing will be treated with respect.

There are idiots on both sides who will say idiotic things, European Conservative. But she worked hard until the end, and while I did not agree with all her positions, she held her own in the most demanding arena we have.

How fortunate that President Trump has a list of contenders ready made for this moment, and in Senator Mitch McConnell a partner ready to move on the nomination quickly.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/18/2020 19:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Where will Sotomayor, Breyer, Kagen, and Kennedy get their lockstep marching orders now? OMG! Who will write their opinions for them???!?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2020 19:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Democrats will fight tooth and nail to prevent confirmation of her replacement until after the election. Expect every dirty trick in the book. But if the election goes south for Republicans, a new justice could be our only hope.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/18/2020 20:00 Comments || Top||

#8  You can almost add Roberts to that list, Frank. Roberts is just pathetic.
Posted by: Clem || 09/18/2020 20:03 Comments || Top||

#9  There's enough time to fill the seat. But I'm not sure what impact this will have on the elections. The process could put both sides on steroids.

May Mitch McConnell will prefer a lame duck Senate for the confirmation process. Some Republican senators might not along with him if they see their reelection going down the drain. Think Collins.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/18/2020 20:13 Comments || Top||

#10  It is heartening to see the decency and respect paid to her long tenure. For my part, suffice it to say it is tragically poignant that she has been called to 'perform the same tasks to the same standards as men'. Karma has a very, very long johnson.
Posted by: Elmoluck Prince of the Faith1647 || 09/18/2020 20:17 Comments || Top||

#11  Democrats will fight tooth and nail to prevent confirmation of her replacement

They can fight, but they don’t have the numbers to make anything happen. And Mitch McConnell has yet to surrender to the claim that decency requires him to give them their way.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/18/2020 20:33 Comments || Top||

#12  She should have been allowed to spend the last few months with her family, and earned reputation, than paraded like Marco Antonio Bragadin.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 20:37 Comments || Top||

#13  McConell won't get more than 50 votes (Collins, Murkowski & Romney not among them) and it would only take one other to abstain to block confirmation; I'm sure there is one somewhere.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/18/2020 20:44 Comments || Top||

#14  If you think the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was rough, you ain't seen nothing yet. This confirmation fight will make that one look like a kindergarten slap fight.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/18/2020 20:53 Comments || Top||

#15  'The Institute will be heard from today.'
Posted by: Elmoluck Prince of the Faith1647 || 09/18/2020 20:54 Comments || Top||

#16  RBG, should have retired for health reasons long ago. Same reasons I'm saying Justice Thomas should consider retiring if the rumors about his health are true.

RBG, I hope you realize now when you meet your maker, just how big an error you made on Abortion.

As for the GOP senators? RINOS. Especially Murkowski who needs to be primaried and smeared HARD for being a squish, and Romney primaried for being a mega squish and an accomplice for obstruction by liberals on so many things.

Collins is what she is because of her electorate. But Utah and Alaska are not Maine. Get them out of there and put in a real conservative.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/18/2020 20:55 Comments || Top||

#17 


Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/18/2020 20:55 Comments || Top||

#18  Didn't agree w/ most of her arguments but they were well founded and articulate. RIP and can only hope the comment trolls just sit this one out.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/18/2020 21:05 Comments || Top||

#19  "Alan Greenspan really let himself go. This is what being married to Andrea Mitchell will do to a man"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2020 21:06 Comments || Top||

#20  Let the fun begin. Without her, the split is more towards center. Court starts in October. Delay, yeah, that'll work for you.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/18/2020 21:09 Comments || Top||

#21  Replacing her is gonna look like WWIII.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/18/2020 21:19 Comments || Top||

#22  I had her going out in July.

If I was Trump, I would put a woman of color squish up for the nomination to replace her. He still has 2-3 picks next term and a lefty squish nomination would blow the left and the MSM's mind.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/18/2020 21:31 Comments || Top||

#23  R.I.P.
A worthy adversary and a good person.

Now, on to nominating and confirming Amy Coney Barrett .
Posted by: Sheba Clomomble5672 || 09/18/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||

#24  I'm sorry but she voted to keep the practice of dismembering live babies legal. Nobody who permits that sort of evil is a good person.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/18/2020 22:07 Comments || Top||

#25  "We really want to do this, but we don't have the votes... If you donate now..."

I expect emails saying that are going to be in the mail by Monday.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/18/2020 22:19 Comments || Top||

#26  Trump had better get a young judge, one that will live for another 40 years.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/18/2020 22:21 Comments || Top||

#27  If Trump picks a woman of color and the left goes after her the way they certainly will it could cause some serious shifting of votes.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/18/2020 23:30 Comments || Top||

#28  Ginsberg's death is big news around the world already.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/18/2020 23:36 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Furious woman leaps on to a California KFC counter and threatens to stab staff unless she gets 'something to eat' immediately after being asked to wear a face mask
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2020 09:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, that finger-licking-good stuff....
Posted by: Clem || 09/18/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#3  California.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/18/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||

#4  California.
And Arizona.
And Oregon, and Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and New York, and...
Posted by: Injun Unorong8095 || 09/18/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Fits the stereotype of a KFC addict.
Posted by: jpal || 09/18/2020 16:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Lately ah have been spotted
With a Big Mac ohn muh breath
Comin' out of Colonel Sanders
With a face as white as death
Posted by: JunkFoodJunkie || 09/18/2020 16:35 Comments || Top||

#7  nice tramp stamp
Posted by: 746 || 09/18/2020 23:42 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Federal judge BLOCKS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's 'politically-motivated' cuts and orders all election mail to go first class
Oblahblah appointee
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2020 09:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Assumption of purview and powers not delegated in the Constitution.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/18/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Won't that deflate the 'Trump blocking the vote' meme?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/18/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#3  How can a Judge decide what constitutes a "politically motivated" action? ESP?
Posted by: magpie || 09/18/2020 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Black robed tyrants. Nothing more.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/18/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||


US government agencies outline sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccine
[IsraelTimes] The US federal government outlines a sweeping plan to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurrent of skepticism rippling across the land.

In a report to Congress and an accompanying "playbook" for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketch out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year, eventually ramping up to reach any American who wants a shot. The Pentagon is involved with the distribution of vaccines, but civilian health workers will be the ones giving shots.

The campaign is "much larger in scope and complexity than seasonal influenza or other previous outbreak-related vaccination responses," says the playbook for states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Among the highlights:

• For most vaccines, people will need two doses, 21 to 28 days apart. Double-dose vaccines will have to come from the same drugmaker. There could be several vaccines from different manufacturers approved and available.

• Vaccination of the US population won’t be a sprint but a marathon. Initially there may be a limited supply of vaccines available, and the focus will be on protecting health workers, other essential employees, and people in vulnerable groups. The National Academy of Medicine is working on priorities for the first phase. A second and third phase would expand vaccination to the entire country.

• The vaccine itself will be free of charge, and patients won’t be charged out of pocket for the administration of shots, thanks to billions of dollars in taxpayer funding approved by Congress and allocated by the Trump administration.

• States and local communities will need to devise precise plans for receiving and locally distributing vaccines, some of which will require special handling such as refrigeration or freezing. States and cities have a month to submit plans.

Some of the broad components of the federal plan have already been discussed, but Wednesday’s reports attempt to put the key details into a comprehensive framework. Distribution is happening under the umbrella of Operation Warp Speed, a White House-backed initiative to have millions of doses ready to ship once a vaccine is given what’s expected to be an emergency use approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Several formulations are undergoing final trials.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/18/2020 01:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:


-Land of the Free
Lancet hints retracted Hydroxychloroquine hit-piece was research malpractice
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No sh*t?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||

#2  What, did the Lancet just begin operations a few months ago or are they just learning from the experts at the New York Slimes?
Posted by: Clem || 09/18/2020 10:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Hinting about knowing you spent your integrity on political misinformation over science will not restore trust in your publication. Once lost, reputation is hard to recover.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/18/2020 13:16 Comments || Top||

#4  The Lancet used to be a highly respected medial publication. But after the past few years...it takes years or even decades to build up a reputation for truth, accuracy, and usefulness. But only a couple of months or so to destroy it completely.
Posted by: Tom || 09/18/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Lancet became the National Enquirer so gradually we hardly even noticed.
Posted by: Regular joe || 09/18/2020 14:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Following the Scientific American template?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#7  And even stuff from the Enquirer is true.
Posted by: Clem || 09/18/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||


Gunman descend on Michigan Capitol again: Heavily armed protesters wearing Proud Boys and Black Guns Matter masks send message to lawmakers debating whether to ban guns from the building
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
U.S.-China investment flows hit their lowest in 9 years as companies feel the pressure to pull out
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 11:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:


United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Cyber
Fed up with YouTube 'crushing conservative voices,' Dan Bongino acquires part-ownership of video-sharing competitor
[WashingtonExaminer] Conservative radio host Dan Bongino has acquired an equity stake in the online video-sharing platform Rumble with hopes of competing with YouTube by establishing a platform where free speech is protected.

"We need a home," Bongino told the Washington Examiner in an exclusive interview. "We need somewhere to go where conservative views won't be discriminated against." Bongino, who has 600K subscribers on YouTube, says 80% of his daily episodes of The Dan Bongino Show have been demonetized for its conservative content. "I'm sick of it, and I wanted to do something about it."

Launched in 2013, Rumble "provides video creators a way host, manage, distribute, create over-the-top feeds and monetize their content," according to its website.

On Monday, Bongino plans on posting The Dan Bongino Show exclusively to Rumble before uploading it to his YouTube channel. As of September, The Dan Bongino Show is the 12th most popular podcast on Apple Podcasts, according to podcastinsights.com.

"YouTube is crushing conservative voices. I'm not going to sit around and take their bullshit anymore," Bongino said Wednesday. "They think alienating & discriminating against major content producers is a long-term business plan. It’s not. I’ll have a big announcement about this fight on my show tomorrow."

Putting his money where his mouth is has become a habit for the conservative firebrand. His Rumble venture follows his successful launch of The Bongino Report in 2019, which came as a response to the recent liberal shift at The Drudge Report, which was once the premier conservative news aggregation site.

"The launch was incredible. I don’t know any other way to say it," he told the Wrap about the December launch, adding that the traffic spike forced him to upgrade his server. "By noon it just exploded, and by the evening it was nuclear. Traffic never really slowed down."

In June of this year, Bongino announced a partnership with the social media networking service Parler in response to censorship of conservative ideas and accounts on Twitter.

For Bongino, however, exploiting underserved markets isn't about the money, it's about giving conservatives a medium to share ideas and news that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube censor. In a highly competitive market, and with a large, active following on social media, Bongino never shies away from using his following to drive traffic to his competitors.

"I’ve decided it’s time to fight back against the Tech Tyrants," Bongino said about the Parler move. "I’m beyond fed up with the censorship and bias of Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not going to stand back and watch as they target us. As a result, I’ve taken an ownership stake in Parler, the hottest social media alternative in the market right now."
Next President of the US sometime after Trump.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The problem is that as soon as you declare a free speech space, it gets flooded with people who were banned for good reasons. The mentally ill ranters, the political weirdos, TERF feminists. These freaks scare off the normal people any site needs to be successful. The normies take one look at the content on the front page and close the tab, horrified.
Posted by: Mr Obvious || 09/18/2020 5:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Wish there were more of this. Why put up with FB's & Twitter's & YouTube's bovine egesta? Oh, how I wish Trump would use some besides Twitter.
Posted by: Clem || 09/18/2020 6:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems like a golden opportunity. As soon as some established business gets woke, start up a rational alternative.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/18/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||


Economy
Yelp data shows 60% of small businesses that closed during the pandemic have now shut their doors permanently and 97,966 firms in total have closed for good - with restaurants and bars among the hardest hit
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Victims of government over-reaction to COVID.

Just like most people dying with COVID died because their immune system over-reacted.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 3:52 Comments || Top||

#2  97,966 firms in total have closed for good

As previously mentioned, at the start of 2019 there were 5.9 million businesses in the UK

98966/5900000 = 0.0166 = 1.7%

Survival Rates of UK businesses Born Between 2013 – 2017
Survival rates of UK businesses born between 2013 to 2017

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 4:32 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ wtf?
Posted by: Lemuel Snimp7918 || 09/18/2020 6:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe we didn't need them.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

#5  So lockdown has a higher business death toll than covid does on people.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 9:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Now, BP you disappoint me. I don't expect much from some of our fellow 'burgers. But, you should be able to use the above numbers to estimate that the annual business bankruptcy rate >> 1.7%.
x(t) = x(0)*exp(- a*t) ==>
a = {ln[x(0)]-ln[x(t)]}/t
remember?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#7  The 2 year shutdown rate on small business was about 50% when i started mine. But its was not unusual for small IT contractors to restart businesses every 2 years for tax reasons.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#8  So, basically, the lockdown was a boon to small businesses?

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Politicians have no idea how business works. They think they can shut down for a few months, then just go right back to normal.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/18/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Yes. Remember George McGovern's (!) comments after he was out of office and tried to start a small business. He had no idea government made it so difficult.

How nice it would be to require 10-15 years in the private sector, preferably as a small businessman, before people could run for office.
Posted by: Tom || 09/18/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Person who does not understand how private sector business works gives us model on private sector survivability.

Then expects us to take his WuFlu model seriously.

Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||

#12  ^It's called seeing the forest, not just the trees.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 19:04 Comments || Top||

#13  No it isn't.

No model survives first contact with data.

The fact that we are free to talk about the politics shows that the WuFlu is not as dangerous as sold.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 19:51 Comments || Top||

#14  So lockdown has a higher business death toll than covid does on people.

Snarf! That this can even be talked about...

Trying to make the data fit the model is totally irregular.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 19:54 Comments || Top||

#15  "But mah numbahs!"

That dead horse was beaten to pieces long ago. Lies, now exposed, prove credibility earned is lost
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2020 20:01 Comments || Top||

#16  The destruction of credibility is going to be the worst loss.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 20:23 Comments || Top||

#17  Great round table, little over 1 hour.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 20:27 Comments || Top||

#18  Relinquish that link, plz.
Posted by: Shemble the Limpid2166 || 09/18/2020 21:31 Comments || Top||

#19  Why?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 21:45 Comments || Top||

#20  I think Shemble means the link, she is broken.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/18/2020 22:00 Comments || Top||

#21  Try again.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 22:22 Comments || Top||

#22  I'll find it tomorrow.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 22:32 Comments || Top||

#23  The short of it was, that we are responsible for our own actions.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 22:34 Comments || Top||

#24  swksvolFF’s Roundtable:

Posted by: trailing wife || 09/18/2020 22:57 Comments || Top||

#25  Thank you TW.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 23:22 Comments || Top||


Europe
French cop kicks and stamps on British man's head as he is arrested for 'not wearing a face mask and possessing a knife' at train station

[DailyMail]
    Briton allegedly drunk, refusing to wear mask at station in Orleans on Tuesday
    Officers arrived to haul the man off the train before they say he took out a blade
    42-year-old was taken down and one officer stamped on his head several times
    One of the concerned passengers exclaimed: 'It's like the United States!'
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 11:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gromgoru happy story of the day...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/18/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Was he 'Asian'?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/18/2020 15:49 Comments || Top||

#3  'It's like the United States!'

Yeah, we don't put up with drunks wielding knives either.

Hard to tell; white or 'Asian'.

I don't see stamping, Daily Mail. I don't recommend the technique because it is unstable, but kicking and stomping, no.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/18/2020 18:26 Comments || Top||

#4  I bet there are no riots in France over this.

But over not having a face mask? But methinks Brits can be mean drunks...I'd bet he mouthed off to the "flic".
Posted by: Clem || 09/18/2020 19:59 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
CV Vitolo-Haddad, an academic at @UWMadison & an antifa activist, has apologized after being outed as someone pretending to be a person of color
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [398 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  His ancestors came out of Africa allegedly, so what's the problem?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 6:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Another of Dennis Hopper's Sicilians from True Romance.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/18/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  If you can pick one or more of 54 genders why can't you pick your race too?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/18/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought there were now 71 genders men were better than.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  it looks kind of swarthy, so it can at least call itself a Person Of Swarth (POS)
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/18/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

#6  As long as we're choosing race and gender, can I pick age and economic status, too?
Posted by: gorb || 09/18/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Seems to be a lot of this in the old north country.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/18/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#8  It seems that this sort of "I'm black" claim is more common among women than men. But maybe that's low statistics. How many counterexamples do people know?
Posted by: James || 09/18/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#9  Shaun "Talcum X" King
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

#10  #8 Men don't get caught?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 12:47 Comments || Top||

#11  ^Just kidding. A black female is two-fer for the employer.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#12  That snot wick sure makes it look sexah...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/18/2020 21:13 Comments || Top||


Security guard at ICE building in New York City pulls a GUN on protesters who stormed the building demanding justice after whistleblower revealed detention center 'subjected immigrant women to hysterectomies'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Give the Guard a raise and a promotion.

No-one shot.
Business protected.

Surely now anti-abortionists can do the same to lobby areas of abortion providers? (just less rabble like)
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 3:49 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Tel Aviv bars ‘convert’ into synagogues in lockdown protest
[IsraelTimes] The owners of a number of Tel Aviv bars have declared their businesses to be synagogues, in protest of government lockdown plans that will prevent all bars and restaurants from operating during the closure, while allowing dozens to take part in prayers at synagogues throughout the country during the High Holidays.

Channel 12 news reports on two Tel Aviv establishments, Kiton and Shishko, that have put up placards declaring them to be places of worship. The report notes that the two bars are currently treating the act as one of protest and satire and are not planning to rebel against government restrictions at this time — though they also aren’t entirely ruling it out.

Elad Dor, owner of Shishko, tells the network: "Does it sound reasonable to you that you can bring 100 people into a synagogue, and I, who have a restaurant for 300 people can’t let even 30 people in? Does that really make sense to you?

"And does it sound reasonable that supermarkets won’t have gatherings? And convenience shops can open, and yesterday they said [Jerusalem’s] Mahane Yehuda Market can open? Give me a break."
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/18/2020 01:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm reminded of Benjamin Franklin's "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/18/2020 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  The rules seem designed not to try and prevent outbreaks of disease but outbreaks of wealth creation.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Today's Specials:
Mogen David
Maneshevitz
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/18/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't recall many bars in Tel Aviv some 20 years ago but a funny story nonetheless. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/18/2020 11:59 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Along the beachfront, JQC.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#6  I bet more prayers are answered in bars at closing time than in churches.
Posted by: jpal || 09/18/2020 18:16 Comments || Top||


Hamas says senior official in West Bank dies of COVID-19
[IsraelTimes] The Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror group says a founder of its West Bank branch, Ahmad Abu Erra, has died of COVID-19.

Abu Erra spent several years in Israeli prisons and was expelled to Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
upon his release, the terror group says
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/18/2020 01:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  More likely Foot & Mouth - supposed to be endemic in sheep.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/18/2020 9:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Does this mean the Juice have modified the virus to target senior Hamas officials?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/18/2020 12:24 Comments || Top||

#3  He tested positive days before one of wives slit his throat. Still counts as a covid death though.
Posted by: jpal || 09/18/2020 18:35 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Nasal solution may stop spread of COVID-19, study finds
UPI via Instapundit
A commercially available nasal antiseptic solution "inactivates" COVID-19 just 15 seconds after the coronavirus is exposed to it, effectively preventing the infection from developing, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

By inactivating the virus, the antiseptic nasal rinse -- a povidone-iodine solution administered in the nostril -- also would help prevent those infected from spreading it to others, the researchers said.

...The findings are based on lab experiments designed to assess how the rinse affects new coronavirus cells "in vitro," or in test tubes.

Researchers have yet to study the rinse in humans with COVID-19, although a small phase 4 clinical trial is scheduled to start in October.
The only question is when to take it?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 11:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Get serious folks.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 09/18/2020 22:43 Comments || Top||


More than 3,000 contract bacterial disease after Chinese lab leak
"Blame the wet market bat soup!!11!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2020 06:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another leaky lab
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||


#3  Oh well, it's only Bacti - not like it's a virus or anything...
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/18/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Dang that doggo is cute! Brown Labs Matter
Posted by: Warthog || 09/18/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Was the lab making a vaccine or a bioweapon?
Posted by: SteveS || 09/18/2020 13:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Never trust a Chinaman selling wet market bat wings.
Posted by: jpal || 09/18/2020 18:02 Comments || Top||



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