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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Maria Bartiromo: Sources Tell Her No Indictments Before Election
[Bartiromo Twitter] Now, don't tell me you're surprised.
Given how often leakers get it wrong nowadays — or lie — I shall contentedly wait to see what does or does not happen.
Posted by: charger || 09/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't want to disrupt the public narrative.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Or likely afterwards, either.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2020 12:19 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Vista Outdoor wins Remington Ammunition
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Did Boeing bid on their trigger division?
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/28/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Vista Outdoor - it sucks more than regular Vista!
Posted by: Raj || 09/28/2020 16:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Bankrupt gun maker Remington Outdoor to be broken up and sold
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 18:11 Comments || Top||

#4  It takes speshul incompetence to go broke when massive and unprecedented sales are ongoing
Posted by: Frank G || 09/28/2020 18:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Vista Outdoor - it sucks more than regular Vista!

I do see an opportunity to re-make Clippy.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2020 20:00 Comments || Top||


Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Two Parties
[Red State} Apparently, the guy couldn’t keep himself from calling together other party people for a pandemic-prohibited bash — twice.

Officials didn’t appreciate Shawn’s outgoing personality, so he was arrested.

His crime x2, as per the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office: failure to comply with an emergency order.

As noted by The Daily Caller, the gregarious guy was sentenced by a district court judge to one year in prison.

Beyond his time in the joint, Shawn’ll enjoy three additional years of unsupervised probation.

No word on how many cases Shawn caused [from his March parties], but if Maryland follows New York’s lead in the future of our seemingly endless lockdown, we may see a situation where a man is released from prison because of the coronavirus, who went to prison because of the coronavirus.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/28/2020 08:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hope he had a good time.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||

#2  So...

One YEAR in prison for something unlikely to have harmed anyone at the party.

Compare and contrast to say the treatment of Black Lying Marxists.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/28/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||

#3  While actual prisoners are being released due to COVID.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/28/2020 15:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Sickening. Yes, justice really is blind.
Posted by: Clem || 09/28/2020 20:24 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Covid kills one million worldwide: Coronavirus has now spread to 210 countries infecting at least 32 million people across the globe as Europe is gripped by second wave
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [401 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "gripped". Typical overblown fearmongering headline.

A disease that 99.997% of those under 20 survive, and 99.98% of those 20-49 survive, 99.5^ of those 50-69 survive, and only the 70+ are at very high risk at 94.7%. And this does not even account for the health issues in the US like Obesity, Diabetes and heart/lung disease. If you are otherwise healthy, the numbers are even better than that.

32 million. Thas roughly 6400 possible fatalities below 50 or so, or maybe as many as 9,000 depending on the age distribution - and discounts the newer treatments and modalities for managing the disease, like not blowing up and damagining their lungs with a ventilator like the US was doing in NY.

The majority of cases never even show symptoms. And the disease itself is mutating to become more easily spread but less acute and less deadly, as predicted.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/28/2020 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Denialists gotta deny
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 2:49 Comments || Top||

#3  and fearmongering totalitarians...
Posted by: Frank G || 09/28/2020 4:36 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Two bolivars, tops.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 4:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Gosh if you thought he had a hardon for lockdown for COVID just wait until he sees how much more dangerous FLU is currently!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/28/2020 5:23 Comments || Top||

#6  I guess the gutter language is just doing what comes natural.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 5:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Well it's exasperation after seeing how tricky basic logic is for some.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/28/2020 6:31 Comments || Top||

#8  basic logic

Based on the reptile brain?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 6:37 Comments || Top||

#9  Grandma Killer Cuomo did his part to beef up the statistics.

Sure would like to see stats on the flu someday (if they are not fraudulently marked as COVID).
Posted by: Clem || 09/28/2020 7:04 Comments || Top||

#10  Further to #1 -

The age group of my grandchildren (0-24) contributed 0.22% of the deaths with an average of 2.82 comorbidities. My children's group (35-44) added 2.02% with an average of 2.66 comorbidities. My age group (65-74) kicked in 21.43% with 2.96 comorbidities. Over 75 (74-85 and 85+) have 57.59% with 2.88 and 2.68 comorbidities.

Deaths across all age groups have 2.66 to 2.96 comorbidities - remarkably consistent, IMHO.

I do not take this lightly, being in this this next group, but 79% of the deaths are folks over 65.

The most common cormorbidities are other (including at least 23 codes), pneumonia, and respiratory failure. For my kids and grandkids, obesity if fourth most common, and hypertension in my age group.

This is all very boring for my family, because they didn't read it in the media, (or it's too much information) but it's all out there, at the CDC site.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/28/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||



#13  Netanyahu: Mistakes were made, economy and school system opened to quickly
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 10:09 Comments || Top||


#15  Cases...

Who will resign and be sacked if it's another shamdemic of under-utilised healthcare and a suicided economy when the second wave does not appear?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/28/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#16  And Daily Mail is gonna Daily Mail.

32 million, that's a big number.

For the year 1800. Sort of. That's still 3.2% with a population of 1 billion. But sure, burn the house to swat the spider.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2020 13:26 Comments || Top||

#17  How is one gripped by a wave?

"...Covid cases continue to soar." Mebbe the wind will take 'm.

The latest from your supermarket checkout line: "It was a dark and stormy tabloid. Grond The Daily Wail rolled on. DOOM, DOOM, DOOM boomed the front page."








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Posted by: JHH || 09/28/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||

#18  A Dispatch from Their Lordships, or, Putting the "lead" in "leadership"

Small business was clutching its throat,
In irons, afire, barely afloat...
"Please stay home and skulk
In your comfortable hulk,
For we're all in the very same boat."
Posted by: Tarzan Clomble7410 || 09/28/2020 18:52 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Suspected Bubonic Plague Case Reported in South China.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 16:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Do they have prairie dogs there too?
Posted by: James || 09/28/2020 16:43 Comments || Top||

#2  ...ho hum.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/28/2020 20:30 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Woke Royals' U.S. Election Interference 'Violation' of Megxit Deal: Claim
[BREITBART] The decision by Los Angeles-based Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wade into the upcoming U.S. election by offering voting advice was a “violation” of their “Megxit” deal with the Queen and could further jeopardise their links to the monarchy, it was claimed Sunday by senior royal aides.
Oh well.
According to the Times newspaper, courtiers have been canvassing how the royal household could separate itself further from the pair.

The distance is required after the couple called on voters in America to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” in “the most important election of our lifetime” — comments widely interpreted as a swipe at President Donald Trump.
She wears pretty clothes well, but otherwise is anyone interested in the silly things she thinks about anything?
The two spoke during an ABC broadcast special unveiling of the 2020 TIME 100, TIME’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people on Tuesday — National Voter Registration Day.

Markle is about to make history as the first British royal family member to publicly be known to exercise their right to vote, noted TIME.

Trump slammed Markle from the White House podium after the video message was released, while offering an observation of his own on the couple and their marriage.

“I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump said of the actress. “I would say this – and she has probably heard that – I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it.”
‘Struth.
Although Prince Harry will be unable to vote as he is not a U.S. citizen, he feels less constrained when it comes to offering his own advice on climate and other matters.
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I will “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” in “the most important election of our lifetime” when I vote for Trump.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/28/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  She seems about as bright as a box of broken light bulbs.

Therefore the press will gush over her every word.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/28/2020 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  How long until the sex video gets "leaked"?
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/28/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Who knew we'd have to fight The War of Independence Two as well as Civil War Two?

Or is it Three for both, if you count 1812 and the fact that the first WOI had aspects of a civil war itself?.
Posted by: charger || 09/28/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#5  "Most influential people"??
Who's influenced by these shitheads?
Posted by: Herman Guelph5038 || 09/28/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Who's influenced by these shitheads?

Morons.

Especially female ones.

Of which there plenty on the voter rolls.
Posted by: charger || 09/28/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Trump must thank that airhead for the best promo he could get from entitled establishment parasites.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/28/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Have you figured it out Harry?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/28/2020 13:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Trump should ignore them. Small fish hoping to be important like the Twitter brigade. Trump acknowledging them gives them far more attention then they would have otherwise.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/28/2020 13:29 Comments || Top||

#10  "Look at me! Look at me! Look at MEEEEEEEEE! I'm still relevant and important!!!:
Posted by: Tom || 09/28/2020 15:36 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Confirmed virus carrier ejected from Jerusalem synagogue, fined
A man who arrived at a Jerusalem synagogue on Sunday despite having been infected with the coronavirus was ejected from the site and fined NIS 5,000.

Israel Police said they had received tip off that the man was in the synagogue in the Kiryat Yuval neighborhood of Jerusalem ahead of the start of the Yom Kippur fast at sundown.

The man, who was supposed to be in isolation, was separated from the rest of the congregation by officers and escorted back to his home, the police said.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 10:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Do the Jews have Anchorites and Anchoress? This person seems to be volunteering to be bricked in alive to pray.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/28/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Do the Jews have Anchorites and Anchoress?

No, rj. We don’t have any celibate religious, whether cloistered or in the world.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/28/2020 15:05 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
Palestinian gets Spanish citizenship after finding Jewish Sephardic roots
The kind of thing that should give Jew-haters nightmares.
[Jpost] Iskandarani managed to find one of her great-grandmother’s old identity cards in Beirut lying in a trove of documents that her family had meticulously preserved for decades.

As a UK-based academic who was born in Dubai to a Paleostinian father and Lebanese mother, Heba Nabil Iskandarani had plenty of potential national identities.

What she lacked, however, was a passport.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:


Science & Technology
'Attacking at speed': Army Project Convergence and breakthrough lightning-fast war
[FoxNews] The exercise was a part of the Army’s Project Convergence 2020.

The U.S. military recently conducted a live-fire full combat replication with unmanned-to-unmanned teaming guiding attacks, small reconnaissance drones, satellites sending target coordinates to ground artillery and high-speed, AI-enabled “networked” warfare. This exercise was a part of the Army’s Project Convergence 2020, a weapons and platform combat experiment which, service leaders say, represents a massive transformation helping the service pivot its weapons use, tactics and maneuver strategies into a new era.

Taking place at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, Project Convergence involved live-fire war experiments aligned in three distinct phases, intended to help the Army cultivate its emerging modern Combined Arms Maneuver strategy. Through carefully coordinated attack maneuvers, the force sought to hit and disable the outer defensive perimeter of an enemy system such as its air defenses.

Second, as explained by PC20 coordinator Brig. Gen. Ross Coffman, was a “disintegration phase” wherein operational aircraft including advanced helicopters, drones and mini-drone Air Launched Effects, found and attacked the enemy’s long-range precision fires apparatus. The third and final phase, as explained by Coffman, included the use of armored vehicle ground force fires to directly engage with, fire upon and destroy enemy assets and formations.

“This follows the multi-domain operations concept of how we plan to fight,” Coffman said.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So all they have to do is figure out how to move tanks and combat troops to a particular theater in short notice...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 09/28/2020 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  POMCUS/REFORGER type setups in RORO ships and a few convenient land bases. And unlike Erdogan, you refuse entry, you cease to be an ally, and we cut you off economically and militarily.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/28/2020 0:56 Comments || Top||

#3  how to move tanks and combat troops to a particular theater in short notice

Call the Marines.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/28/2020 2:22 Comments || Top||

#4  The title of Rapid Deployment Forces is often associated with the US Marines. Members of the United States Marine Corps are stationed worldwide on ships, off the coasts of troubled regions and are already in place. That mission status usually places them into the category of "Forward Deployed"

Posted by: crazyhorse || 09/28/2020 3:15 Comments || Top||

#5  There was a point in time when the Army wanted the Marine air wings...never hatchi GI.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 09/28/2020 3:21 Comments || Top||

#6  So all they have to do is figure out how to move tanks and combat troops to a particular theater in short notice...

On their way to Mexicali.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 6:44 Comments || Top||

#7  ...they did in the Philippines 1944-45. With the island hopping pretty much wrapped up, Marine air assets were available. The Army request their support as the Army Air Corps was just tied up in maintaining air superiority. The Marine air provided troop support and were the preferred choice of Army ground troops. - cite
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/28/2020 6:48 Comments || Top||

#8  ^But they didn't have to draw environmental impact statements.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2020 6:57 Comments || Top||

#9  ...level and burn the jungle and kill the japs with extreme prejudice wouldn't pass the first clerk at the EPA.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/28/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Makes you wonder where the A10 millstone of the USAF might better fit.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/28/2020 12:59 Comments || Top||

#11  "Inevitable" Instant Victory by the PowerPoint™ Brigade !!
Posted by: magpie || 09/28/2020 17:14 Comments || Top||


Former IAF pilots offer online combat flight course
[Jpost] The purpose of this new course is to offer a chance to anyone who has always dreamed of feeling what it is like to fly a real combat aircraft.

An online simulator squadron, the civilian equivalent of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) simulation squadron, is offering a unique, online combat flying course for the first time since its inception.

On normal days, the flight simulator squadron, based in Gillot Mall, offers a variety of different flight simulation courses to civilians.

Former IAF combat pilots and active-duty IAF simulator operators will take part in the new virtual course. "Following these challenging times, during which we are forced to stay at home and take care of each other, we felt committed to bring the simulation course to people's homes," said IAF Colonel (res.) Kobi Regev, who founded the squadron.

The purpose of this new course is to offer anyone who has always dreamed of feeling what it is like to fly a real combat aircraft a chance to do so, at least virtually. In this case, an F-16 fighter jet.

The course is designed to closely follow its military model. After the participants complete the early stages of training, during which they learn how to "fly" an actual combat aircraft, they move on to participate in simulated sorties.

Each session starts with a daily briefing, single or team planning, a simulated flight and a post-flight debriefing.

Posted by: trailing wife || 09/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:



Chinese company to send asteroid-mining robot into space in November as China aims to profit from the potentially trillion-dollar industry
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  The London college complaining about any space mining in this article is beyond global warming type of stupid. ...If we allow space mining humans will use up the solar system in 400 years.. Sigh!
Posted by: 3dc || 09/28/2020 6:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank God we have Jupiter. Dyson sphere baby!
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/28/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah'd be a little more concerned about them boosting ore and smelted products back to Earth.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2020 11:58 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2020-09-28
  U.S. Plans 'Full Withdrawal' From Iraqi Embassy
Sun 2020-09-27
  Azerbaijan launched a missile and aerial attack against Artsakh and Stepanakert Armenia
Sat 2020-09-26
  BLM protester in Los Angeles who shut down the road with a large mob got hit by a truck
Fri 2020-09-25
  LNA Kills ISIS 'Emir' in Southern Libya
Thu 2020-09-24
  Louisville: Two police officers shot
Wed 2020-09-23
  Canadian woman charged for sending ricin to President Trump & law enforcement agencies in Texas was previously deported
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  Twenty-Five Afghan policemen dead after attempt to break Taliban siege in Uruzgan
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