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US moves its embassy from Baghdad to Erbil
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Five teens are arrested and three guns seized after shots are fired in a crowd of 1,000 at North Carolina haunted house
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nogs?
Posted by: Dacama || 09/29/2020 8:34 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Verizon To Dump Unprofitable ‘Huffington Post’ As Traffic Sags
Sagging, just like Arianna's tits...
[Zero Hedge] - The Huffington Post has already been gutted by several waves of layoffs since the left-leaning digital news aggregator was sold to Verizon as part of a deal to buy the rest of AOL's assets in 2015. Now, the New York Post is reporting that the telecoms giant, which engineered the acquisition as part of a larger content play, is shopping around for a buyer.

But in one of the worst environments for bloated digital media outlets in ages, it appears Verizon is having trouble finding a seller.
That's because they should be looking for a "BUYER". Idiots
To be fair, HuffPo essentially came with the rest of the furniture during Verizon's $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, a deal that has proven about as disastrous as one might expect.
Posted by: Raj || 09/29/2020 17:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The market is over saturated with similar hate sites. I'd say 'learn to code' but it would be futile given their H1B globalist and 'diverse' competition they'd face.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2020 18:40 Comments || Top||

#2  leftist digital media has a problem in that the print media is predominantly leftist, the electronic media is predominantly leftist and there are other leftist digital media

so they are selling the same thing as many other brands
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/29/2020 21:59 Comments || Top||


In other News: Microsoft 2019 Diversity Report
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 14:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:


-Short Attention Span Theater-
King of the stingers! Millions watch man writhe in agony after being deliberately bitten by world's most dangerous insects - from bullet ant to executioner wasp
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Surely this guy made s million dollars, right?

https://youtu.be/6hgZb5KY6W4
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

#2  He and his business partner makes almost 300K a month just from YouTube advertisements. So yes, a million or so every 3 to 4 months
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/29/2020 17:00 Comments || Top||


Alaska national park's Fat Bear Week tournament returns to celebrate chubbiest brown bears
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 08:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:


President Donald Trump Gets His THIRD Nobel Prize Nomination
...this year.
[PJ] This month, two Arab Muslim states — Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — normalized relations with the Jewish State of Israel, an earth-shattering diplomatic breakthrough long considered utterly unthinkable. Shortly before that, two Balkan countries put aside their historic enmity and normalized relations — and promised to open embassies in Jerusalem, recognizing the City of David as the capital of Israel. Each of these separate deals would be enough to get Trump in the history books, and the president has received three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize in the wake of these tremendous accomplishments.

One Norwegian parliamentarian and one Swedish parliamentarian each nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, highlighted the historic UAE peace deal while the Swede, Magnus Jacobsson, focused on the Serbia-Kosovo deal.

On Monday, Sky News reported on a third Nobel Prize nomination for Donald Trump, this time coming from four law professors in Australia. Law professor David Flint announced he was nominating Trump on the basis of the "Trump Doctrine."

"He went ahead and negotiated against all advice, but he did it with common sense. He negotiated directly with the Arab states concerned and Israel and brought them together," Flint told Sky News.

Flint described the Trump Doctrine as "something extraordinary," based on "common sense" and "national interest."

"What he has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided he would no longer have America in endless wars, wars which achieve nothing but the killing of thousands of young Americans," the professor argued. "So he’s reducing America’s tendency to get involved in any and every war."

That is to say, his third this year. President Trump had two nominations for the 2019 prize (which of course went nowhere) according to Ay Pee at the time:
Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”

A group of U.S. lawmakers
...a group of eighteen Republican Congresscritters...
also are backing Trump’s nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 02:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Drove NE through the country from Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA. to Jasper last evening. Lots of Black Angus cattle and large Trump campaign signs and banners everywhere.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  By applying age old K.I.S.S. Business Logic and Negotiation tactics to political issues, instead of play politics. Has resulted in many successes for Trump.
Posted by: DevNul || 09/29/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

#3  same in marietta besoeker
Posted by: Chris || 09/29/2020 9:08 Comments || Top||

#4  His/GOP base isn't the issue. It is getting the fence sitters/independents on board. And if these Dem-supported riots don't tip the scales, then this country is really fooocked.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#5  But fewer wars mean more tyrants in power overseas. Venezuela, Iran, Syria. If not America, then who?
Posted by: Mr Obvious || 09/29/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Your aunt
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||

#7  I don't care about tyrants overseas. We have enough of them in the U.S.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

#8  And if these Dem-supported riots don't tip the scales, then this country is really fooocked.

This is the most terrifying thing about a Harris/Biden win.

We'll have sent the signal that these riots are the way to get what you want.

And then we'll have the full on anarcho-tyranny that everyone dreads.

Posted by: charger || 09/29/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Clem, how many tyrants has the US overthrown that worked out well? Germany, Japan, and maybe Panama are the only examples I can come up with.

US remove a dictator and the ungrateful masses are easily manipulated against the US. The populace removes their own dictator and they become allies.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/29/2020 20:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Biden gets nominated, too, for equal outcome:

British member of Parliament nominates Biden for a Nobel Peace Prize
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 21:34 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Japan's military pilots are ordered to report UFO sightings and try to photograph any strange sightings under new protocols
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 12:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Someone should just send in a picture of Ashleigh "the lion" Shackelford. After that, they wouldn't need to send in anything else.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 14:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Somebody has a new aircraft.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/29/2020 15:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like a first chapter of manga.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 15:53 Comments || Top||

#4  We need photos of Godzilla too.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/29/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||


NYC braces for new lockdowns as eight neighborhoods experience 'alarming' surge in covid cases and New York state's positivity rate rises to 1.5% - the highest it's been since mid-July
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Large response to a small bump in cases - or maybe it's to get people back to mailing in their ballots?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/29/2020 2:11 Comments || Top||

#2  The Antibody positivity rate needs to rise to around 40% get younger people (sub 60) mixing freely and protect those actually at risk (elderly).

PLUS the economy will not be murdered.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/29/2020 3:04 Comments || Top||


#4  Israel surpasses US in number of coronavirus deaths per day, per capita

All a consequence of listening to economists on pandemic - in fact, is there any subject where listening to economists is justified?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 3:58 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Probably not.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 3:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes, of course. We MUST listen to our Pandemuic Panic Overlords, not worry about families destroyed, businesses ruined, suicides and depression.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 7:11 Comments || Top||

#7  COVID-19 is the new al-Qaeda. The panic and anguish even worse.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 and other medical conditions that are delayed to the point that the patient dies.

Death is a pie chart. You move the radii one direction decreasing the volume of one section it only increases the volume in another area.

The more they test, the more they find. The more they find the number of 'deaths per' decreases.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#9  At this point, it's all about control. And this is the easiest way of accomplishing that control.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/29/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#10  NY cases and deaths looks flat, and one-tenth of April peak.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/29/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#11  in fact, is there any subject where listening to economists is justified?

It fills the interval between Tinnitus cycles.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

#12  Infections reported increased. What about the real statistic that matters: hospitalizations and fatalities?

As usual Grom the fraud doesn't address those at all because they don't support his dictatorial whims and his paranoiac fears.

Hint: The death rate in the general population of infected persons is 0.26%, with more than 80% of those being age 70+.

No need to shut down. Period. Full stop. No justification for it. Instead, take measures to protect and isolate those most at risk: those with certain comorbidities, and over 50 years of age, especially those 70+.

NO justification for shutdowns of otherwise healthy adults <50 and children.

Beware the fear mongers - they are mentally ill.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#13  Am I the only one who finds all this 70 +/over 70/elderly stuff really depressing? What's wrong with being 18 at heart? Doesn't that give a guy some advantage? SIGH!!!!
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 09/29/2020 18:08 Comments || Top||

#14  I fall into the higher risk groups myself, but just a tad younger than 70 but not for much longer. I'm responsible for my own protection. And that's how it should be. I will give a gentle reminder for people to maintain distance, and point to my mask, and say "Im at high risk, please keep your distance". Oddly, its a lot easier to do this in places where there are not Mask Nazis - once people realize I am masking for MY protection and not due to some government order, they tend to be a bit more rational. Maybe that's what the Governments need to do.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 18:33 Comments || Top||

#15  Am I the only one who finds all this 70 +/over 70/elderly stuff really depressing?

It seems to me age is only one factor among many, Canuckistan Sniper. A lot of it is that older people are more likely to have the dangerous co-morbidities and are generally in poorer health, not to mention physical fitness and lower Vitamin D, C, and zinc levels. Take care of the health factors, and age probably isn’t nearly as much of a factor as it first appears.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||


Cows Kill Second Man
[FauxNews via Bongino] The "tragic death" of Malcolm Flynn, of Carlisle, happened around 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 11 when he was walking near Thirlwall Castle and Gisland, Northumberland, Northumbria police said. Flynn was with a companion when the cows charged across the field.
OK, who had Murder Cows for October on your 2020 Bingo card?
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hitchcock was right!!!

Posted by: DarthVader || 09/29/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Investigators are buffaloed as to why they would do it.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Obviously they had some kind of beef.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 09/29/2020 18:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe the cow thought he was trying to horn in on their pasture
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/29/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Sorry, 2020. I'm just not in the mood for this stuff.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/29/2020 18:56 Comments || Top||

#7  If I'd known the type of comments it would lead to, I never would have posted the article. 8p
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/29/2020 19:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Emmenez-les, Vache(qui)rit...
Posted by: Injun Glusogum6941 || 09/29/2020 19:46 Comments || Top||

#9  If I'd known the type of comments it would lead to...

It's not our fault we're incorrigible. We're the victims here!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/29/2020 19:58 Comments || Top||

#10  I feel oppressed. It's because I'm a straight white male, isn't it?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 20:02 Comments || Top||

#11  Four legs good
Eight udders better
Posted by: Griting Speremp8117 || 09/29/2020 20:05 Comments || Top||

#12  Two cows, standing in a pasture. One cow leans over to the other, "Hey, have you heard of this Mad Cow Disease? Pretty scary!"

Other cow replies, "What do I care, I'm a helicopter!"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/29/2020 22:02 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Trump asks military to assess how quickly nuclear weapons could be pulled from storage and loaded onto bombers and submarines should arms control treaty with Russia expire in February 2021
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The request is part of a strategy to pressure Moscow into renegotiating the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) before the US presidential election

  • The Trump administration reportedly believes that making the request outlines how serious they are about letting the agreement lapse

  • Trump’s team is said to be leery that Moscow is attempting to prolong the talks beyond the November vote in the hope that Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins
    Russia joins China inn preferring Gropey Joe? How utterly ironic.
  • They believe Biden's New START pledge renewal offers more beneficial terms

  • The assessment will determine how long it would take to load nuclear weapons currently in reserve onto long-range bombers, submarines and into silos

  • Signed in 2010, the New START treaty limits the US and Russia to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers

  • The deal is set to expire on February 5, 2021 if the two nations fail to agree
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:

#1  no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers

Prob just need a demonstration of one or two.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  ^A message to Xi - to refrain from arranging an October surprise?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 10:03 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Man arrested for raping minors
[Dhaka Tribune] Police on Monday arrested a man from Pratagi Sarani in Dhaka for reportedly raping three underage girls.

The arrestee, Hridoy, 30, was apprehended Monday afternoon, said Additional Deputy Commissioner [ADC] Syed Mamun Mostofa of DMP’s Badda zone.

Hridoy rented out his apartment to five girls aged between 13 and 17, he said quoting the case statement.

The victims were going through family problems and wanted to live on their own, said the ADC.

"They met Hridoy on Facebook. He [Hridoy] told them that his house in Kuril was up for rent," said ADC Syed Mamun Mostofa.

The girls rented the house together.

"Of the five, Hridoy raped three, and tried to rape another but failed," he said, adding: "When the incident was recurring, we received complaints and proceeded to rescue all the girls."

Subsequently, Hridoy was sued on Sunday and the girls gave statements under section 22 of Code of Criminal Procedure.

Hridoy had been in hiding following the raid but he was later caught.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Guess he wasn't Amish.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Massive hack of health care and Microsoft
[Twitter] Massive ransomware cyber-hack crippling ‘United Health Services’ {massive US hospital chain} as 911 call centers and Microsoft services are down nationwide.

Today had over 50 "security" updates to Linux. Most were to QT others to FireFox and network protocols.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't mess with Microsoft.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 09/29/2020 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  5:26 EDT and Twitter appears down.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 5:28 Comments || Top||

#3  5:30 and Twitter is back.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 5:29 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 5:39 Comments || Top||


#6  I blame the lingering effects of Y2k.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Bush's fault.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 8:39 Comments || Top||

#8  I blame the Strategic National Stockpile of COBOL and FORTRAN engineers being depleted.

"It's Trump's FAULT!"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#9  I recall the GE/Siemans MRI and PET scanners were taken offline and their OS and apps rebuilt nightly. 'Old' proprietary systemic architectures of XP and local disks were infected daily when images were shipped off to remote radiologists for assessment. Pretty much any specialized lab equipment was vulnerable because, much like Y2k, the original developers were no longer around.

Prob not the fault of Bush.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Bill Gates will get right on this virus issue next.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/29/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Today the Linux release of the Tor browser was updated for security reasons. Tor is about as tough as it gets and on Linux is even tougher so somebody has found a big damn hole in the internet... likely protocols.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||

#12  Twitter is long on fear, uncertainty and doubt but short on facts. Nonetheless, if you use Microsoft to build your system, you are a fool. You should also firewall all Russian, Chinese, Ukrainian, Iranian, Malaysian, Turkish, Romanian and German IP addresses. OK, firewall NORK, Indian and Philippine IP addresses too and throw in Brazilians while you're at it, Mexicans too. Don't forget Pakistan. World Wide Web my ass. They only want to hack us. /rant
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 13:25 Comments || Top||

#13  Breitbart has more.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 13:44 Comments || Top||


#15  Malware is NOT the 911 outage.

Which may also be attributed to the Microsoft cloud.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||

#16  Today the Linux release of the Tor browser was updated for security reasons.

SANS Internet Storm Center: Tor Exit threat
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 14:06 Comments || Top||

#17  At #1 I stated don't mess with Microsoft. Problem is a Microsoft change crashed Microsoft. That is twice in one month Microsoft shot themselves in the foot. Gates retired recently shows pre-release QA testing retired with him.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 09/29/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#18  Microsoft has QA testing? Always looked to me like they just let their customers find the bugs.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 15:14 Comments || Top||

#19  MicroBorg, QA is you with any initial release and probably at least two patches.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2020 15:27 Comments || Top||

#20  all practice for election day insurrection?

For election day we should disconnect from the world for 24 hours.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 15:58 Comments || Top||

#21  On election day all DNS into the USA should go to one set of honeypot servers.
All DNS request to the rest of the world should go to a second set of honeypot servers...
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 16:24 Comments || Top||

#22  Meanwhile, government s advocating requiring backdoors in all software.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/29/2020 17:04 Comments || Top||


Europe
Germany walks away from Lockheed, Boeing cargo helicopter offers
[Defense News] COLOGNE, Germany — The German defense ministry wants to start fresh on a new heavy transport helicopter after finding that offers from Boeing and Lockheed for the Chinook and the King Stallion, respectively, were too expensive, officials announced today.
"too expensive" or a temper tantrum at Trump's push to de-emphasize American bases in Germany?
The surprise decision halts an acquisition race that was scheduled to a see a contract awarded in 2021. The two companies had delivered their initial proposals for the program, aimed at replacing Germany’s aging CH-53G helicopters, in January 2020. A request for a second proposal had been expected by the end of this year.

The move comes as the budget implications of the coronavirus crisis are starting to materialize despite leaders' pledges to keep military spending high. Given that context, other programs are also expected to be on shaky ground, according to sources in Berlin.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Both are really good and proven heavy lift helicopters. I doubt the Germans can build something like that for less. Wish them the best of luck though! Be interesting to see their design.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/29/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  With Merkel, maybe they'll buy Russian ones.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/29/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#3  What does Germany have worth transporting these days, and where?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/29/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  What does Germany have worth transporting these days, and where?

Dual use stuff for nuclear and biological warfare facilities in Iran...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Did Xi say "no"?
Posted by: charger || 09/29/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Considering she was East German ..
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Old UNSCOM Iraq foto from the 1990's, just in case a visual was needed for #3-4.

* BTW, it wasn't all German.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 12:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Chinooks are cheap, especially for the capability. King Stallions are very expensive as of today but can lift 35,000 lbs. The Germans were, at one time, looking for something that can lift 20,000 kg (45,000 lb). The only thing that can do that is the Russian Mi-26.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/29/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

#9  The Germans have been getting a reputation of engineering equipment (from diesel generators to combat rifles and helicopters) that is excellent in the cool temperate German climate. Unfortunately this specialization makes them react poorly to extreme other climates.... like Afghanistan, for example. So let's see if they can design a helicopter that they can export to enough foreign customers to make it affordable, hmmm?
Posted by: magpie || 09/29/2020 18:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Like the Spanish trams/street cars without heat that ended up in the Baltics. Three cheers to the scamster politician to pulled that one off.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 18:53 Comments || Top||


Kindergarten teacher loses his job after getting his eyeballs tattooed black
[Metro] Sylvain Helaine, 35, whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black was asked to switch age groups when a parent complained he gave their three-year-old nightmares. He said last year he was teaching at the Docteur Morere Elementary School in Palaiseau, a suburb of Paris, when the parent said their son, who was not taught by Helaine, was scared after seeing him. A couple of months later the school authorities informed him he would no longer teach kindergarten children. He said: ’I think the decision they took was quite sad.’
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 03:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  was asked to switch age groups

You mean, switching Monsieur Black-Eyed Peas into an age group more in line with his maturity and wisdom? Like 2 year-olds?
Posted by: Jumbo Bonaparte3697 || 09/29/2020 5:13 Comments || Top||

#2 

Yeah, that's a healthy individual
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#3  It will be interesting to see what his lymphatic system looks like in ten years.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Prob need some cutting now to establish a comparative baseline.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Tattoos impair sweating, could increase risk of heat-related injury
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/29/2020 10:22 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm mixed on this one.

If you're going to send your kid to the Doctor Moriarty Elementary School, you should be ready for some surprises.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/29/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Civilian Voters Across Queens Receive Military Mail-In Ballots
[Free Beacon] Residents across Queens reported receiving military-use mail in ballots for the 2020 presidential election despite not having served in the military, the New York Post reported Monday.

New York City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D.) told the Post he’s already received around a dozen phone calls about the incident.

"It appears that everyone has gotten this particular ballot," resulting in "mass confusion," Bramer said. "People were already not trusting this process and they were already not trusting the Board of Elections to count the ballot right."

The incident only heightens voter fraud concerns in a year when millions of voters will cast their ballots by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN reported Friday that voters have already requested 28 million mail-in ballots and that 43 million voters will likely receive the ballots automatically.

While many mainstream media outlets have deemed mail-in voter fraud a hoax propagated by President Trump, this election season has already seen fraudulent voting practices and other errors.

In one Brooklyn primary, the Board of Elections found one in four ballots to be invalid. A Pennsylvania district attorney is reviewing a case in which an election worker improperly threw out nine military ballots. And Georgia state officials are investigating a case in which 1,000 voters allegedly voted twice.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 02:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I remember being a unit's voting officer. Several states required an inner security envelope which I had to authenticate that the voter was who he/she claimed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||


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Six bodies, one injured found in sewage pit in Palestinian village
[Jpost] A total of six bodies were found in a sewage pit in the Paleostinian town of Kfar Deir al-'Asal al-Fauqa, located west of Hebron, Paleostinian sources reported on Saturday.

One young person, about 20-years-old, was rescued at death's door. The victim was taken by Magen David Adom services to the Jewish settlement of Negotot, where resuscitation services were performed.
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Georgia parents of teen with 'serious mental problems' win right to sue sperm bank after discovering their donor - advertised as having no history of mental illness - is a schizophrenic criminal who fathered 36 children
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Georgia Supreme Court ruled that a couple could proceed with a lawsuit against Xytax Corporation sperm bank

  • Janet and Wendy Norman's 2017 lawsuit was previously dismissed by lower courts

  • Normans bought sperm from Xytex, and Wendy Norman gave birth to a son in 2002

  • As the boy got older, Normans discovered he had inherited serious medical and mental health problems

  • Normans chose Donor #9623, whom Xytex promoted as one of its best donors, a PhD candidate with an IQ of 160

  • It later emerged the donor was Chris Aggeles, 43, schizophrenic with a criminal record who fathered 36 children
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What WILL those Democrat ballot-harvesters think of next?
Posted by: Gluling Barnsmell1536 || 09/29/2020 18:21 Comments || Top||


Israelis who fell sick with COVID-19 twice: Second time was worse
[Jpost] - Some Israelis who seemingly recovered from COVID-19 and then fell sick with symptoms a second time say that the second round was more difficult, according to Channel 12.

"In the first round I had a few symptoms, this time I have crazy pains," 28-year-old Roi Elmaliah told Channel 12. "I have a fever, stomach pains and muscle pains that because of them, I can't sleep at night."

Shira Hillel, 24, also recently fell sick with COVID-19 for a second time.

"In 'Corona A' I had light symptoms like a lack of taste and smell; this time was harder physically," explained Hillel to Channel 12. "I feel the body weakness, the headaches and sometimes difficulty breathing a lot more. I won't lie, this is also hard mentally. I feel like a leper."

Hillel was first infected with the virus in June, after her brother infected a large portion of her family. Since then, she was confirmed as negative for the virus twice and thought she would be immune, at least for a few months.

"They put it into our heads so much that we were immune for at least three months and that we were developing antibodies, so yes, in my head I thought that I didn't need to get tested again and that I didn't really need a mask. I only wore it because I had to," added Hillel.

Hillel realized that she had been infected again after she began to experience muscle pains similar to those she had when she was infected the first time.

Prof. Arnon Ofek, deputy director-general of Sheba Medical Center, told Channel 12 that while this kind of situation is relatively rare, it is showing up in literature around the world.

"The first case was in Hong Kong, but there were also cases in Nevada and other places. Some of the cases were lighter but some were more severe."

"We don't really know everything about the virus and it will still surprise us in many things. In the end, immunity is created but it is different between people. We believe that there is a degree of protection," said Ofek. "This also has importance regarding the vaccine: We know that people will need two doses and that we will have to vaccinate again in X [amount of] time."

...Dr. David Strain, a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and chairman of the British Medical Association's medical academic staff committee, said the cases were worrying for several reasons.

"The first is that it suggests that previous infection is not protective," he said. "The second is that it raises the possibility that vaccinations may not provide the hope that we have been waiting for."
Thank G*d For Eli Lilly

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 08:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, not a remission.
A strategic retreat prior to the secondary assault.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#2  ^It could be worse than that. According to
Sariol, A., & Perlman, S. (2020). Lessons for COVID-19 Immunity from Other Coronavirus Infections. Immunity, 53(2), 248-263.
In the only coronavirus where immune memory was actually tested, the "immune" persons have no symptoms - that far the secondary response works - but are infective.

Last, but not least - the first research group to report acquired immunity to covid 19 would have a nature paper and assured academic career.
So we can assume that many work on it. So far, nada.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#3  So if vaccines and herd immunity are not going to work, then the only path out is global, total, 100% lockdown for an extended period of time. That is not going to happen, so we will all just get it, over and over, until it kills us.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/29/2020 10:17 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Google Eli Lilly Covid 19 monoclonal
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  <speculation>

A first time Wuhan virus infection is asymptomatic or very mild common cold like in the vast majority of cases, but also highly contagious.

In a large cohort the infection does not confer immunity but makes the immune system overreact to a second infection, causing high mortality rates and permanent damage in survivors.

The observed pandemic is the second wave. The first wave started earlier and wasn't noticed.

The optimal prophylactic medication would be an antibody or antibody fragment that deactivates the virions by attaching to and blocking relevant structures but doesn't interact with the human immune system.

There's a danger that active immunization will trigger or increase the likelihood of an autoimmune reaction as the vaccine must resemble the virus in its interaction wit the immune system.

</speculation>
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/29/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 Technical remark "antibody fragment" will not function in binding antigen. And even if it does, binding is just the beginning. And all the rest requires the constant part.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Good Lord! Wonder if the space station has an extra bunk.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 09/29/2020 17:34 Comments || Top||

#8  Wonder if the space station has an extra bunk.

Good news: Yes.

Bad news: If the Dems win, they'll have the ISS on lockdown due to the Chinese Plague.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||


Hyundai developing 'transformer-class' walking car for production
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 08:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:


New Army ‘Accelerated Multi-Node Attack' enabled by AI at Project Convergence 2020
[FoxNews] Army has a data sharing and cutting-edge AI system called FIRESTORM.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder who'll use it on first?

The Chinese or Trump voters?
Posted by: charger || 09/29/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#2  "...The computer will analyze all of these variables both individually and in relation to one another against its database and pair the right weapon for the particular target engagement. This entire process can now take place in seconds, representing an exponential leap beyond previously achieved benchmarks of roughly 20 minutes."
*Wow* Sounds really great for One-Vs-One Duels and "Not So Great" for more complex battles where Death tends to arrive addressed to 'To Whom It May Concern'. It started to lose me when they asserted that they would "analyze all of these variables" as if the enemy doesn't have any counter measures.
Posted by: magpie || 09/29/2020 16:05 Comments || Top||



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