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Algerian anti-government protesters hit the streets after year-long hiatus
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-Obits-
Rush Limbaugh laid to rest at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis
[Southeast Missourian] A statement from Kathryn Limbaugh and family said Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was honorably laid to rest Wednesday in St. Louis, with close immediate family in attendance. There will be additional celebrations of Rush's life to come both virtually and in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, the statement said. It was later confirmed that Limbaugh was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, a historic cemetery in St. Louis where many other famous Missourians have been laid to rest.

Courtesy Rush Limbaugh family
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 00:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6644 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Days before vandaliztion?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/27/2021 6:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm still waiting for the lefty screeching over the fact there was a US flag on Rush's casket and a Marine with a saber at graveside.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/27/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  412 Sunset Blvd, Cape Giradeau, MO.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  In the New Testament Jesus walked up to t
and looked upon the grave/tomb of Lazarus and wept. When I saw this headline on the internet I understood how he felt.

Rush constantly assured the right from behind the mic. But no one can assure mankind and people like him so full of Life from the inevitable dark and silent grave.

RIP Rush...
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 02/27/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#5  RIP Rush. You will be missed.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/27/2021 21:36 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Tracking for US miltary aircraft.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/27/2021 00:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Pick-n-Pay shopper resolves COVID mask shortfall (video)
[MAIL] This is the moment a female shopper whipped off her underwear to use as a make-shift face mask after being warned by staff she would not be served without one.

The unnamed woman was filmed at a Pick n Pay supermarket in South Africa after a security guard asked her to put on a face mask.

She claimed that she did not have one but, after threatening to remove her from the supermarket, the woman reached under her dress and whipped off her thong to use instead.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:


Britain
The World of James Herriot described by his son Jim
The World of James Herriot museum in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England is introduced by his son Jim. James Herriot wrote 'All Creatures Great and Small' and other books about his life as a country vet.

23 Kirkgate in Thirsk was home to the world famous vet-cum-author James Herriot. Come to Thirsk and you can step back in time and experience the life of a vet and see what has made James Herriot into a global phenomenon.

For your enjoyment, Episode 6, from the PPS series 'All Creatures Great and Small'
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 08:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fascinating book and well worth the read.
Posted by: Jack is Back! || 02/27/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  There are actually four or five volumes in all, and all uniformly charming. The remake of the series is a delight as well — so nice to have something to watch that is not violent, dystopian, or politicized. I had no idea there was a museum.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/27/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Thousands protest opposition leader's arrest in Georgia
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Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And here my hopes were dashed...Wrong Georgia... Hoped this referred to Boxcar and associates....
Posted by: Spanky Bourbon8499 || 02/27/2021 10:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Time for a Color Revolution in the Former Soviet Woke-Wakandan Socialist Republic of Georgia!
Posted by: Thrineque tse Tung4080 || 02/27/2021 10:40 Comments || Top||


Biden Says U.S. Will Stand With Ukraine Against Russia’s Aggressive Acts -White House
Clearly Joe Biden’s team have decided he’s going to be one of those activist presidencies.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Biden works hard for his yuan?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/27/2021 4:28 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
N. Korea's continued development of ballistic missiles poses threat to U.S. and allies: Kirby
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Economy
Costco to raise minimum wage to $16 per hour
[Fox Business] Costco will raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour starting next week, CEO Craig Jelinek said during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Thursday.

The $16 an hour boost puts its starting wages above Target's and Amazon's. Target implemented a $15 per hour minimum wage in July, while Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 in 2018. Walmart's starting wage is $11 per hour.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chaired the Senate Budget Committee hearing, titled "Should Taxpayers Subsidize Poverty Wages at Large Profitable Corporations?" He said he invited Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to be humiliated testify but he declined.

"Why should working people be subsidizing some of the wealthiest families and largest corporations in America because of the starvation wages they pay their workers in China?" Sanders said, adding praise for Target and Costco for raising their starting wages. "If Walmart thinks they're going to avoid answering that question because they didn't show up today, they're deeply mistaken."
How about we let the market decide, Bernie? Why should Walmart answer to you?
Posted by: Bobby || 02/27/2021 08:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6546 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And if you believe they are not going to pass that cost of doing business on to their shoppers, I got a nice abandoned gold mine you might want to invest in too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/27/2021 8:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Costco will just cut positions. The virtue signaling is just a smoke screen.

Economics in One Lession by Henry Hazlitt
Posted by: Clem || 02/27/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  How many "unpaid volunteers" (Zero $/hr) does Bernie employ?
Posted by: magpie || 02/27/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Bernie has three mansions now, I think. Socialism sure pays.
Posted by: Clem || 02/27/2021 9:14 Comments || Top||

#5  They are trying to pressure Walmart. Not going to work. Then they start loosing their arse.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 02/27/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#6  When can wen see a maximum wage?
Posted by: irish rage boy || 02/27/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ You'll have to ask St. Fauxi about that.
Posted by: Clem || 02/27/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#8  Good for them. Now it doesn't have to be law and we get to see the effects.

Bernie, you bum. You stinking bum.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/27/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

#9  That's why all the people giving out samples are employees of a third party.
Posted by: Angstrom || 02/27/2021 10:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Got to spark inflation somehow
Posted by: Skunky Phinemp1649 || 02/27/2021 13:08 Comments || Top||

#11  #10, Yes, already here. Nearly daily price increases on everything and stock outs. When Carter was in office I would give a quote that was only good for 24 hours.
Posted by: Dale || 02/27/2021 22:56 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
John Durham Resigns as US Attorney – Effective February 28th ‐ Before Biden AG Takes Office
[GP] After serving as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut for more than three years, and as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut for more than 38 years, John H. Durham today announced his resignation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, effective at midnight on February 28.

"My career has been as fulfilling as I could ever have imagined when I graduated from law school way back in 1975," said U.S. Attorney Durham. "Much of that fulfillment has come from all the people with whom I’ve been blessed to share this workplace, and in our partner law enforcement agencies. My love and respect for this Office and the vitally important work done here have never diminished. It has been a tremendous honor to serve as U.S. Attorney, and as a career prosecutor before that, and I will sorely miss it."

Prior to his appointment as an interim U.S. Attorney in November 2017 and subsequently as the presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney in February 2018, Mr. Durham served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in various positions in the District of Connecticut for 35 years, prosecuting complex organized crime, violent crime, public corruption and financial fraud matters. From 1978 to 1982, he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office, and from 1977 to 1978, he served as a Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonard C Boyle will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney upon Mr. Durham’s departure.
And from the Citizen Free Press, courtesy of Hupineck Joluger3758:
John H. Durham will continue as special counsel in the investigation of the origins on the Trump-Russia inquiry, but is being asked to resign as U.S. Attorney, as the Biden administration begins replacing top federal prosecutors appointed by President Donald Trump with its own nominees.

Among the federal prosecutors appointed by Trump, only Durham and David C. Weiss, the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, whose office is directing a tax investigation of Biden’s son Hunter Biden, are expected to remain with the justice department after the incoming administration asks for the resignations of the Trump appointees who have not already left.

Durham’s position directing the politically explosive inquiry into the Russia probe — and Weiss’ role in the Hunter Biden investigation — presented a challenge for the Biden administration.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hat tip to former AG Barr and US Attorney Durham for your betrayal of American jurisprudence and flagrant waste of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut for more than 38 years

I'm unpolished and unsophisticated, but I think this boils it down succinctly.
Posted by: Raj || 02/27/2021 0:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Aw, shucks. Does that mean we won't have any more "bombshell" reports or exposés? I looked forward to those as much as a Frenchman eagerly awaited the next installment of The Three Musketeers.
Posted by: Clem || 02/27/2021 3:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Who appointed him to the investigation?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/27/2021 4:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Resigned from what? He did nothing.
Posted by: Airandee || 02/27/2021 5:28 Comments || Top||

#6  The coverup is now complete.
Posted by: Spoter B || 02/27/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Lucrative commentary spot on MSNBC or CNN?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/27/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#8  I am reasonable certain we all knew how this story would end.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#9  #8 indeed
Posted by: irish rage boy || 02/27/2021 9:44 Comments || Top||

#10  Many (include me) were hopeful that some of the deep state manufactured Russian-hoax would be cleaned up and people would actually be accountable for their criminality. We learned a lot about how deep the swamp is and the two systems of justice. I'm not sure what these realization do for the country. Probably we need to root things out beginning at the local level and move upwards. Maybe a term limits amendment would be a good place to start. People wouldn't be in government for life.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/27/2021 12:06 Comments || Top||

#11  Banana republic
Posted by: Sheatle Noodleman4555 || 02/27/2021 16:55 Comments || Top||

#12  We are an occupied country.
Posted by: Cloluque White2709 || 02/27/2021 18:59 Comments || Top||


CPAC on Friday: Ron DeSantis Details How Florida Protects Their Elections
[Townhall] Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando Friday morning, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis explained how his state was able to provide accurate and swift election results during the 2020 presidential cycle.

"Florida has also led and continues to lead on ensuring the integrity of our elections. Now 20 years ago, if you had uttered the word Florida and the word elections in the same sentence, you would have been met with snickers. Well when I came into office, I didn't wait for a crisis I took early action to make sure we would have a smooth election," DeSantis said. "When COVID hit I rejected pressure to make hasty and ill conceived changes to our election administration like mass mailing of unsolicited ballots. And the result? On Election Night by midnight, the state of Florida had counted, tabulated and put out 11 million votes."

DeSantis also detailed ongoing work to bolster election integrity for the future.

"But we're not resting on our laurels. This year, Florida is leading on banning all forms of ballot harvesting and banning third party political groups like those founded by Mark Zuckerberg
...the Peewee Herman clone who owns Facebook. He's got more money than Croesus and thinks he should be regulated by the government because it does such a nifty job with all the other stuff it regulates....
from interfering in the administration of our elections," he continued. "The bottom line is this: In Florida, your vote counts and we will continue to have a process that is transparent and that inspires confidence."

Between his successful handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic, work to combat big tech censorship and record on election integrity, DeSantis is already a leading contender for the White House in 2024.



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Georgia lawmakers pass bill requiring voter ID for mail-in ballots
[Conservative Institute] November’s election has left many Americans worried about the potential of voter fraud — particularly related to mail-in ballots — in future races.

In Georgia, where concerns have been especially pronounced, state lawmakers voted this week to pass a bill implementing tighter security measures on absentee voting.

"NOT ABOUT DISENFRANCHISING VOTERS"
As recent reports explain, the legislation mandates that voters provide either a photocopy of a state-issued identification or its associated number when casting a vote by mail.

The bill passed primarily along party lines by a 35—18 margin, and Georgia Republicans are touting it as a step toward safeguarding the integrity of future elections. Democrats, on the other hand, largely contend that it represents an effort to discourage minorities from voting.

State Sen. Larry Walker, the Republican who sponsored the bill, defended it in a statement declaring that it is "not about disenfranchising voters" or "overly burdening the electorate."

Instead, he argued that the bill was aimed at "efficiency, integrity, allowing the Georgia public to have confidence in the vote."

For his part, Democratic state Sen. David Lucas issued his party’s prevailing view that this and other election-reform bills are actually about turning people away from the polls.

"NO QUESTION ABOUT WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN"
"The election didn’t turn out the way you want and you want to perpetuate the lie that Trump told," Lucas said, adding that Democrats are "going to fight" against the new legislation.

He went on to tell GOP lawmakers that "there’s no question about it what’s going to happen, and you’re going to spend taxpayer money trying to defend it."

State senators also passed a Republican-friendly bill requiring polling officials to count the total number of votes that had been cast, breaking the results down by method before any tallies could be publicly released. That legislation’s sponsor, GOP state Sen. Bill Cowsert, declared: "Give people the totals. Let people have the piece [sic] of mind that nothing’s been done in the dark of night."

Democrats denounced the effort over concerns that delays would undermine public confidence, including Sen. Elena Parent, who predicted that the measure "would just cause more angst."

Another bill passed along more bipartisan lines that would allow the state’s counties to start processing mail-in vote totals more than a week before Election Day.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Half measures?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/27/2021 4:29 Comments || Top||

#2 

Anyone care to explain how requiring ID to vote in GA discriminates only certain "minority" voters?

GA. offers a FREE VOTER ID CARD which is valid for 8 years. Provided the person does not already have a State ID.

For those presenting the argument it impacts the POOR MINORITY VOTERS .

Why is it only Voter ID discriminates? While its OK for just about every Government agency to require the person applying to show ID proving who they are.

Each of these requires ID to apply for and obtain.

Some Examples Given:
Unemployment Benefits,
Social Security benefits,
WIC,
EBT,
SNAP (Food Stamps) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ,
Housing Subsidized Housing, Vouchers, and Public Housing Programs,
Lifeline - discounted Phone Services,
ACA (Affordable Care Act.),
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),
Medicaid and Medicare Services,
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),
and the Low-Income Home Energy Program.


It seems there is NO Concerns or Problems getting any ID, when the Government is handing out $$$$ and trying to tie the $$$$ to how they should Vote.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 02/27/2021 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  A bandaid. So many holes in the system they can afford to halfway sort of plug one and still get the 'correct' outcome.
Posted by: Angstrom || 02/27/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Hell yes I want to disenfranchise voters. People who are dead, people who are here illegally, people who try to vote multiple times and people who are fictitious should be disenfranchised.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/27/2021 12:22 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Myanmar protesters injured as police escalate use of force
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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2021-02-27
  Algerian anti-government protesters hit the streets after year-long hiatus
Fri 2021-02-26
  Hamburg Customs Seizes Over 16 Tonnes of Cocaine From Paraguay in Europe's Biggest Haul
Thu 2021-02-25
  Police detain Al-Shabaab and ISIS terrorists in Turkey's capital Ankara
Wed 2021-02-24
  El Chapo's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, arrested on drug trafficking charges
Tue 2021-02-23
  Cleverness: U.S. Says Will Hold Iran 'Responsible' in Iraq but Won't 'Lash Out'
Mon 2021-02-22
  'Inexplicable': Alito and Thomas Dissent as Supreme Court Strikes Down Pennsylvania Election Lawsuit
Sun 2021-02-21
  Three Jihadists Sentenced for Plotting Paris Terrorist Attack
Sat 2021-02-20
  Somalia: At Least 20 Al-Shabaab Members Killed in Army Ops - SNA Chief
Fri 2021-02-19
  Algeria Sentences Jihadist in French Beheading Trial to Death
Thu 2021-02-18
  ISCAP has secured its enclave in Mozambique
Wed 2021-02-17
  Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70
Tue 2021-02-16
  30 Taliban militants killed in explosion during bomb-making class
Mon 2021-02-15
  Turkey finds bodies of 13 PKK prisoners
Sun 2021-02-14
  Car bomb explodes outside Somali parliament HQs in Mogadishu
Sat 2021-02-13
  Senate Votes - 57 - 43; Trump Acquitted

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