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Trump Wants US Troops Out Of Somalia: Report
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Woman charged with killing mom of three strips naked in cell, starves herself, smears feces, curses at judge
[KNEWZ] A Yulee, Florida murder suspect who stripped naked and smeared feces on her jail cell walls a week ago has been cleared to stand trial.

Kimberly Kessler, 52, has been declared competent to stand trial in the presumed murder of Joleen Cummings, her co-worker in Fernandina Beach, according to Circuit Judge James Daniel’s Monday order.

The Florida Times-Union reported that the order comes a week after an emaciated Kessler appeared in an anti-suicide smock staring at the camera at her October 5 competency hearing.

During the hearing, she screamed "f— you" at the judge before walking away.

The judge indicated concern for the health of the 52-year-old charged in the 2018 presumed murder of missing co-worker Joleen Cummings, 34, of Yulee.

During her custody, the Florida murder suspect has displayed erratic behavior, including stripping naked and smearing feces on the wall and embarking on a hunger strike that has put her health at risk.

According to NBC affiliate WTLV, the judge wrote that "as extreme as Defendant’s behavior has been, it does not automatically mean she is incompetent for the purpose of standing trial."

He also called attention to the risks presented by Kessler embarking on dangerous hunger strikes and binge eating sessions.

"Without question, Defendant’s behavior has escalated to a level that is life-threatening and Defendant’s attorneys are rightfully concerned," Daniel wrote, noting that Kessler "may be risking permanent damage to her vital organs."
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Florida - Don't drink the water.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/16/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Just another typical Dem voter.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Udairi range Kuwait redux: Visiting 'live fire' ranges continues to have downside
[MAIL] The family of a civilian contractor accidentally strafed and killed by a student F-16 pilot during a botched 2017 training has been awarded almost $25million in a wrongful death lawsuit.

On January 31, 2017, Charles Holbrook was in the observation area during a nighttime active weapons training exercise on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, where he was visiting for work.

The 53-year-old was struck through the head by a 20mm round when the student pilot accidentally mistook his car for the target and fired on the instruction of his instructor, who also failed to recognize the mistake.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 02:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Visit the range? No thanks, it's Mongolian BBQ night at the DFAC.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 2:13 Comments || Top||

#2  "struck through the head by a 20mm round". Classic one-time event. RIP.
Posted by: Sheba Protector of the Hohlraums47 || 10/16/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

JoyAnnReid claims archives of her past embarrassing writings were ''hacked''
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As I asked elsewhere, isn't it strange Sh*ttah doesn't complain that these hacking allegations lies are unfounded ad their system is secure?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/16/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Another flaming kurva.
Posted by: Clem || 10/16/2020 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  lip gloss doesn't make that guy look any more like a woman
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/16/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Reid's 'my archives were hacked' comment was from 2018.

A few days later she admitted her homophobic comments were authentic but said 'I'm a different person now'.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/16/2020 13:40 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Czech Republic faces medical 'collapse': Army builds field hospitals as Europe's number one Covid hotspot sees record 9,544 new cases
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Second wave has caused a record surge in cases and infected 4,000 hospital staff in the Czech Republic

  • Czech hospitals are cancelling surgeries and building emergency Covid wards to deal with surging demand

  • The country's current infection rate of 586 new cases per 100,000 people in a week is Europe's highest
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/16/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan president Jeenbekov resigns after unrest
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday after days of unrest following a disputed election, saying he wanted to prevent festivities between security forces and protesters who have demanded his removal from office.

He becomes the third president of the small Central Asian state to be toppled in a popular uprising since 2005. Kyrgyzstan has been in turmoil since the Oct. 4 parliamentary election, which the opposition rejected after Jeenbekov's allies were declared the winners.

In a statement, Jeenbekov said he feared that violence might break out if protesters carry out a threat to march on his compound.

"The military and security forces will be obliged to use their weapons to protect the state residence. Blood will be inevitably shed. I urge both sides not to fall for provocations," he said.

"I do not want to go down in Kyrgyzstan's history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own citizens."

After the election, opposition supporters erupted into the streets and seized government buildings, prompting the authorities to annul the vote. Jeenbekov announced last week that he would resign, but this week he delayed his exit, saying he would stay in office until a new election was held.

On Wednesday, Jeenbekov accepted parliament's choice of Sadyr Japarov, a nationalist whose supporters freed him from prison last week, to be prime minister. Japarov and his followers have demanded Jeenbekov leave office.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

Down Under
Melbourne residents confront haredi Jews during lockdown
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2020 03:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Politix
Man in Trump gear booted from Southwest flight for removing mask to eat
[NYP] A black man wearing a "Trump 2020" mask was kicked off a Southwest Airlines after lowering it to eat a snack, a video appears to show.

The passenger — who was also sporting a "Black Voices for Trump" hat — is seen talking to a crew member while holding a bag of mixed nuts and wearing a face mask under his chin.

"Tell us the policy that says he cannot eat with his mask off?" a woman filming the video can be heard asking in the footage shared by SV News. "It’s the hat and the mask — it’s not the eating."

A second video then shows the man leaving the Tuesday morning Tampa-to-Dallas flight.

The incident — which Southwest said came after the man repeatedly refused to wear a mask — was soon tweeted by Donald Trump Jr., who bashed the airline.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 02:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  US coronavirus cases surpass 8 million as infections spike nationwide
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2020 3:00 Comments || Top||

#2  I didn't think air travel could get much worse than Delta. I was wrong.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 3:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 7,334 to 348,557
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2020 3:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Again, what are the number of hospitalizations and deaths not infected. The more you test the more you find infected, the ratio of infected vs death starts to change.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2020 4:02 Comments || Top||

#5  ^That's why they also report the proportion of tests that are positive, P2k.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2020 4:12 Comments || Top||

#6  "Mah Numberz!"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 5:00 Comments || Top||

#7  At this point the mask and social distancing stuff is just another tailor-made set of vague rules designed to be subjectively enforced for whatever purpose. Like with pencil drawings of soldiers and toaster pastries chewed "into the shape of a gun," zero-tolerance mania is always ready to pounce.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/16/2020 7:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Should have written arbitrarily instead of subjectively above, but you get the idea...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/16/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#9  vague

vogue works too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Why is Southwest Airlines so racist?
Posted by: Tom || 10/16/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#11  Virtue signaling is the bigger epidemic. Southwest is now infected with it.
Posted by: Cheremp Omeamble4645 || 10/16/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

#12  Dissolve the airlines. Start over.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/16/2020 17:19 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
Greta Reprimands Amy Coney Barrett
Sorry, young lady, but your 15 minutes expired a long time ago. However, if you would like to debate Judge Barrett on Constitutional law, I'm sure that can be arranged. She's used to dealing with children.
Greta "Pippi" Thunberg
...an autistic sixteen year old Swedish expert on climate change...
on Thursday called out Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett for being neutral on climate change.

"To be fair, I don't have any 'views on climate change' either. Just like I don't have any 'views' on gravity, the fact that the earth is round, photosynthesis nor evolution...But understanding and knowing their existence really makes life in the 21st century so much easier," the 17-year-old environmental activist tweeted Thursday.
Posted by: Matt || 10/16/2020 12:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They worship different Gods. One of Abraham and one of themselves.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2020 14:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Wash your face, little one. Before it gets slapped up sideways
Posted by: Thraviting Sloper4571 || 10/16/2020 15:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Is she still around?
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/16/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Greta: My Revealed Truth trumps your silly adult Logic and Reason!
Posted by: magpie || 10/16/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Audacity on the part of this brat child.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Screw that stupid little b!tch....and the doofus who drafted/wrote that tweet for her.
Posted by: Clem || 10/16/2020 16:23 Comments || Top||

#7  ^You wouldn't ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2020 16:24 Comments || Top||

#8  She's just upset that she didn't get the Noble Prize.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/16/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Really. And what is your view on picking up your room and doing your own laundry?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 16:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Was sure this was the Bee.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/16/2020 17:18 Comments || Top||

#11  @ #7 - g(r)om, you think al-Gore is tapping that?

Posted by: Clem || 10/16/2020 18:20 Comments || Top||

#12  Just throwing it out there - I think Greta's angling for admission to Harvard, ala David Hogg.
Posted by: Raj || 10/16/2020 18:51 Comments || Top||

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Fri 2020-10-16
  Trump Wants US Troops Out Of Somalia: Report
Thu 2020-10-15
  Lavrov: Russia does not consider Turkey a strategic ally, despite the partnership between the two countries
Wed 2020-10-14
  Denver Local News Bodyguard Who Killed Trump Supporter Bragged About Harassing and Confronting Conservatives in the Past
Tue 2020-10-13
  Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome
Mon 2020-10-12
  Osama bin Laden's ex-London spokesman is ‘freed early from 25 year US jail term because he is at high risk from Covid due to his obesity' and 'will return to the UK within weeks'
Sun 2020-10-11
  Iraq reshuffles military chiefs amid escalation of ISIS groups
Sat 2020-10-10
  Elon Musk and the U.S. military plan to build a reusable 7,500mph cargo rocket
Fri 2020-10-09
  US hits Iran’s entire financial sector with sanctions
Thu 2020-10-08
  International mediation meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict set for Geneva
Wed 2020-10-07
  BLM rioters in Los Angeles are breaking into buildings & smashing the glass
Tue 2020-10-06
  Baku demands apology from France after Macron claims Syrian jihadists deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh
Mon 2020-10-05
  DC Antifa ‘Ringleader’ Jason Charter Arrested Again at WalkAway Rally
Sun 2020-10-04
  8 charged in French cryptocurrency scheme to finance jihadis
Sat 2020-10-03
  Iraqi Air Force bombed ISIS terrorist hideouts on the border between Diyala and Salah al-Din
Fri 2020-10-02
  Trump confirms he and Melania test Positive for Covid-Virus

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