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-Lurid Crime Tales-
300-pound topless man is filmed walking up to stranger at LA gas station before punching her 12 times, pulling her hair and bodyslamming her to ground
Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Police are searching for a 300- pound man caught on surveillance footage pulling up to a Gardenia area gas station and randomly attacking a woman

  • The man, who police say weighs around 300-pounds, calmly gets out of his car and walks towards the woman and without warning punches her multiple times

  • At one point during the attack the suspect grabbed the victim's hair and slammed her head against her car and the ground multiple times

  • After three men intervene the suspect stops and calmly walks back to his car and drives away from the scene

  • The victim, who suffered severe heads injuries, told police she did not recognize the suspect and she says she has no personal relationship to him
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2021 12:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under:

#1  article from the Daily Mail (UK)

A detective on the case told KTLA News that since investigators released footage of the attack, multiple people have come forward to report they’ve been attacked by the same man.

He is being described as a black man aged 30 to 35, between six and six-foot-five- inches tall and weighing anywhere between 300 and 350 pounds
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/06/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Is nobody but criminals armed in cities like LA and NY? There have to be gun permits issued if you bother applying for them? When people are aware this shit is going down across blue states, why aren't they lining up to buy .45 autos?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 13:08 Comments || Top||

#3  I believe law aboding citizens are prevented from owning a firearm for self defence in NY - and I believe in LA as well.
For criminals - well the laws are simply not applied by the D.A.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/06/2021 13:36 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ But how are they prevented, CrazyFool? Say, you apply for a gun permit. It is rejected. You have no one to appeal to, and no recourse? For instance, we in India have a Right to Information Act, under which a citizen can demand the issuing authority explain why an application was rejected. I'm sure there's a better system there. Could it be people are just not pressing hard enough?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 13:58 Comments || Top||

#5  That fat bastard doesn't remember when he was only 300 lbs.
Posted by: Blinky Clunk8907 || 06/06/2021 14:03 Comments || Top||

#6  dron

There are multiple barriers to gun ownership in many municipalities in CA

pay a fee up front, which gives you a 5 year certificate to own subject to conditions

written application

pass written test administered by a CA certified instructor

then there are many restrictions on what may be sold, both guns and ammo
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/06/2021 14:26 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ Snark O' The Day candidate
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||

#8  #5
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2021 14:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Dron, I believe the law in California is that the sheriff "may" issue a concealed carry permit. The result is the big city sheriffs don't, unless you're connected to someone they want to kiss up to.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/06/2021 14:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Thanks, Lord Garth.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 14:37 Comments || Top||

#11  the sheriff "may" issue a concealed carry permit

Too long winded and subject to a lot of bureaucracy, I see. Better to buy illegal then.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 14:42 Comments || Top||

#12  Unfortunately in many places buying an illegal or even posessing a legal weapon may be prohibited.
Cite that lady who flew into Jersey with a firearm. Followed all the rules with the TSA, checked the requirements, and everything. No problem until she attempted to leave and mentioned, as required, to the ticket agent that her luggage contained a firearm. After that they were on her like sh*t on a blanket - she faced *years* of prison. You hear plenty of stories like that.
I'm in Washington state. We still have 'shall issue' in regard for permits meaning that a sheriff shall issue unless they have a valid reason not to. Lets not get into the crazy transfer requirements...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/06/2021 14:54 Comments || Top||

#13  You can get an illegal firearm but if you are caught with it the penalties on otherwise law-abiding people are extreme, (likewise if you use it.) People who are criminals anyway really don't risk much.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/06/2021 15:01 Comments || Top||

#14  Basically the Dems have effectively suspended the 2A, denying an important constitutional right to American citizens, who continue to believe in their moral superiority.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||

#15  And both parties disregard(ed) the Constitution when engaging in undeclared wars police actions.

Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Angunter Whusonter9583 || 06/06/2021 15:35 Comments || Top||

#17  lord garth, I'm not above going in getting my own ILLEGAL gun if need be to protect myself and family. Fairplay in my eyes.
Posted by: Chris || 06/06/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||

#18  Dron55046,
In my neck of the woods, SW Ohio, you can purchase a handgun or rifle same day, about an hour of processing. As for automatic weapons and suppressors it takes about six months for delivery but local sheriff approval is relatively quick.
Each state is different.
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/06/2021 17:10 Comments || Top||

#19  Of course, Spoter. Ohio is a red state. Suppressors... my!☺

Well, I suppose the ones that vote blue deserve a curbing of rights until no rights are left.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 18:02 Comments || Top||

#20  As for automatic weapons

Semi-automatic, surely, Spoter B.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2021 18:17 Comments || Top||


Since firearm ownership is a US CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.

How a can ANY FEE be charged for a Citizen to use his/her/IT's right?

Doesn't charging a fee place the GOVERNMENT as the approving authority of a citizen exercising / using their rights?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/06/2021 18:28 Comments || Top||

#22  Consider the situation of "family heirlooms" that one does not buy additional ammo for now because the background check would get flagged here in CA.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/06/2021 18:44 Comments || Top||

#23  Considering "rights". If they're not enforced, then they go away. Dems figured that out. Welcome to CA - don't turn your back to certain individuals, avoid large gatherings and certain enclaves. Head on a swivel at all times. Having been subject of a gas station assault - I say this is just how it rolls out here.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/06/2021 18:51 Comments || Top||

#24  Yes TW.
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/06/2021 21:35 Comments || Top||

#25  @ #21 - Is that anything like property taxes on your home?
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2021 21:54 Comments || Top||

#26  Could be worse. Could be a 300 pound topless woman!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/06/2021 23:23 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Supposedly sane NYC shrink tells Yale audience she fantasizes about shooting white people in head
[NYPOST] A New York City-based psychiatrist told an audience at the Yale School of Medicine in April that she had fantasies of "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way."
Maybe she should have her head examined?
Dr. Aruna Khilanani spewed the race-hating virtual remarks — in which she also said she’d walk away from the shooting "with a bounce in my step" and that white people "make my blood boil" and "are out of their minds and have been for a long time" — at the Ivy League institution’s Child Study Center on April 6.
Her name sez she's Indian, but she looks about as white as I am, which is Mediterranean.
Audio of the talk was posted on the substack online platform of former New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss on Friday, along with an interview of Khilanani conducted by writer and podcaster Katie Herzog.
So the chat wasn't intended for public consumption? Dontcha hate it when that happens?
A flyer promoting the talk and posted online by Weiss titled the lecture, "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" and included "learning objectives" such as "Set up white people’s absence of empathy towards black rage as a problem" and "Understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage."
If you consider black rage theyas a problem for black people, rather than the 88 percent rest of us, that doesn't make you a psycho. And I, personally, have not only no dependency on black rage, but an absolute aversion.
Khilanani opened her remarks by telling the audience, "I’m gonna say a lot of things, and it will probably provoke a lot of responses, and I want you to just maybe observe them in yourself."
If the response is "Gee, you're dumb!" I guess you've accomplished something. Whether it's what you wanted to accomplish is another issue entirely.
She then added "prayers up for DMX" before discussing what she described as the "intense rage and futility" people of color purportedly feel when talking to white people about racism.
If you talk to me about racism I'll probably nod off, since they've been yapping about it since since I was young and sexy.
"We are calm, we are giving, too giving, and then when we get angry, they use our responses as confirmation that we’re crazy or have emotional problems," Khilanani said. "It always ends that way, happens every time. Like a goddamn timer, you can count it down.

"Nothing makes me angrier than a white person who tells me not to be angry, because they have not seen real anger yet," she said — before talking about how she "systematically" cut off most of her former white friends "around five years ago.

"I stopped watching the news," Khilanani continued. "Once I started, I couldn’t stop.

"It was also a public service," she said. "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f—king favor."
see also

Later in the talk, Khilanani claimed that conversing with white people about racial issues was "useless because they are at the wrong level of conversation.

"White people are out of their minds, and they have been for a long time ... White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race," she said.
"White people are out of their minds, and they have been for a long time ... White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race," she said.

"They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we.

"We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath," Khilanani continued. "We are asking a demented, violent mostly peaceful predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero to accept responsibility. It ain’t gonna happen.

"They have five holes in their brain. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall."

Khilanani said that "addressing racism assumes that white people can see and process what we are talking about.

"They can’t," she said. "That’s why they sound demented. They don’t even know they have a mask on. White people think it’s their actual face. We need to get to know the mask."
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  sane shrink Eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2021 1:34 Comments || Top||

Do you think maybe the A.M.A. should review her ability to practice?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/06/2021 5:04 Comments || Top||

#3  ..that would be the APA. Got to remember their members kept pushing the view that Trump was insane. It's gone full Soviet psychology.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2021 6:36 Comments || Top||

#4  I fantasize about People like her not calling me crazy for wanting to purchase a revolver.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/06/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#5  the average self identifying afro American black US has about 30% European ancestry,

She was born in Michigan, where her parents, two Doctors Khilanani (Prem and Urmilla ) both 1960s graduates of Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, have been practicing in Troy, MI for many years.

That means, as far as I can figure out, that she's one more unhappy result of the Immigration Act of 1965.

Troy, population 80, 000, was 82.30% White, 2.09% African American in the 2000 census, when Dr. K was younger. Dr. K would have been counted as "Asian" by the census, not black.

It turns out that Dr. K didn't go to school on the slightly mean streets of Troy, she went to the Detroit Country Day School, 11 miles away in Beverly Hills, MI, tuition currently $34,125, where she was class of 1994.

After graduating from The University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in English, Aruna Khilanani received a Master’s in English from the University of Chicago, where she focused on critical race theory, gender theory, Marxist critique, and post-colonial studies.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/06/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#6  ^I don't see any mention of MD & psycho training.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#7  OK, so this woman is nuts, but that's why thorazine was invented. The question is, how many members of the audience at the august Yale School of Medicine got up and walked out? I found this after-the-fact discussion.
Posted by: Matt || 06/06/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 - me either..maybe it's a Dr. Jill situation...
Posted by: Warthog || 06/06/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#9  that she's one more unhappy result of the Immigration Act of 1965.

Second that. And Karachi, Pakistain! Also, her folks are what would be an endangered Dhimmi class in the 'Stain. So basically, America gave them their chance and this is how they payed back. The least the couple can do is a public statement saying 'we have nothing to do with our bitch daughter'.

Also, what kind of authority allows a quack like her to claim she's a trained psychiatrist and to practice? Apparently she has no qualifications at all.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#10  So, Gazaianism is contageous?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#11  She did go through medical school and all the usual stuff, according to her website. Pre-med isn’t a degree, after all, just a course of study. One of the boys I went to school with got a BA in philosophy while taking his pre-med classes. Mr. Wife ended up getting his degree in chemical engineering, the pleasures of which seduced him away from the idea of a medical career.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2021 12:13 Comments || Top||

#12  per NYSun,

Dr. Khilanani has trained at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York University-Langone Medical Center, and at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell.

She seems to have a private practice with office about a mile south of Columbia Univ.

How Yale decided to have her lecture is not yet known. The person apparently making that decision, Yale Child Study Center Director of Medical Studies Dr. Andres Martin, has not responded to a number of requests for comment.

Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/06/2021 12:41 Comments || Top||

#13  Why is an Aryan speaking for black people?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/06/2021 14:47 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ The sindhi Indo-aryans are known to worship only money. They are sworn to the pursuit of material wealth. Gold, cash, property, capital in any form. They are often known to be con artists, frauds and cheats. Hence the word Sindhi became synonymous with 'Cheat' in both India and pakistain.

She has no personal views, no ideology and no loyalties. She's doing what most south Asians do when they get there. Picking a side that allows a useless person like her credibility and good material prospects.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 14:57 Comments || Top||

#15  I've been told that white people can't understand 'people of color' and their motivations. So why is it that 'people of color' get to decide that the 'white mind' has a problem?

I mean, I know all this is a BS sandwich with a turd pickle spear, but at least be consistent.
Posted by: Retard Strength || 06/06/2021 15:58 Comments || Top||

How a False Hydroxychloroquine Narrative Was Created
June 28, 2020
[AHRP] Below, Dr. Meryl Nass reviews a long list of corrupt practices that undermine the integrity of medical science and the practice of medicine during the current medical crisis. The coronavirus crisis has been made significantly worse by stakeholders who are preventing doctors from prescribing for their patients, existing, safe and effective medicines, because the stakeholders are invested on garnering projected future profits from not-yet-developed vaccines and "countermeasures" specifically developed against COVID-19.

The stakeholders who influence and issue medical practice guidelines, include public health officials, global public health institutions, government advisory committees, and clinical trialists who design trials to provide commercially beneficial results. Editors of prestigious high impact, medical journals contribute to the corruption of medicine by publishing fraudulent studies, and reports of clinical trials that were designed to cause foreseeable deaths, The focus of Dr. Nass’ J’Accuse post are clinical trials that deliberately subjected some patients to toxic doses of Hydroxychloroquine. [Dr. Nass is a longtime member of the AHRP
...Alliance For Human Research Protection...
Board of Directors].

These collaborators engaged in an orchestrated effort to prevent physicians from utilizing an existing, off-patent, cheap and affordable drug, that thousands of clinicians attest to its therapeutic benefit...
  • The problem with Hydroxychloroquine, a drug with a 70-year safety track record, is that there is no profit to be made from this cheap, off-patent drug!

  • It is remarkable that a series of events taking place over the past 3 months produced a unified message about hydroxychloroquine, and produced similar policies about the drug in the US, Canada, Australia, NZ and western Europe. The message is that generic, inexpensive hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and should not be used to treat a potentially fatal disease, Covid-19, for which there are no (other) reliable treatments.

  • Hydroxychloroquine had been used safely for 65 years in millions of patients. And so the message was crafted that the drug is safe for its other uses, but dangerous when used for Covid-19. It doesn’t make sense, but it seems to have worked.

  • Were these acts carefully orchestrated? You decide.
    Might these events have been planned to keep the pandemic going? To sell expensive drugs and vaccines to a captive population? Could these acts result in prolonged economic and social hardship, eventually transferring wealth from the middle class to the very rich? Are these events evidence of a conspiracy?

Here is a list of what happened, in no special order. Please help add to this list if you know of additional acts I should include. This will be a living document. I have penned this as if it is the "to do" list of items to be carried out by those who pull the strings. The items on the list have already been carried out. One wonders what else might be on their list, yet to be carried out, for this pandemic.
  1. You stop doctors from using the drug in ways it is most likely to be effective (in outpatients at onset of illness). You prohibit use outside of situations you can control.

    Situations that were controlled to show no benefit included 3 large, randomized, multi-center clinical trials (Recovery, Solidarity and REMAP-Covid), which are generally believed to yield the most reliable evidence. However, each of them used excessive doses that were known to be toxic; see my previous articles here and here.

  2. You prevent or limit use in outpatients by controlling the supply of the drug, using different methods in different countries and states. In NY state, by order of the governor, hydroxychloroquine could only be prescribed for hospitalized patients. France has issued a series of different regulations to limit prescribers from using it. France also changed the drugs’ status from over-the-counter to a drug requiring a prescription.

  3. You play up the danger of the drug, emphasizing side effects that are very rare when the drug is used correctly. You make sure everyone has heard about the man who died after consuming hydroxychloroquine in the form of fish tank cleaner.

  4. You limit clinical trials to hospitalized patients, instead of testing the drug in outpatients, early in the illness, when it is predicted to be most effective.

  5. You design clinical trials to give much too high a dose, ensuring the drug will cause harm in some subjects, sufficient to mask any possible beneficial effect. You make sure that dozens of trials in dozens of countries around the world use these dangerous doses.

  6. You design clinical trials to collect almost no safety data, so any cause of death due to drug toxicity will be attributed to the disease instead of the drug.

  7. You issue rules for use of the drug based on the results of the unethical, overdosing Recovery study.
Go to the original article, my hands hurt and I'm tired of cutting and pasting the links.

And if I haven't said it yet today... sweep away all demons and monsters.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Well, you can't have a pandemic if there's a cheap and effective treatment.
Posted by: Angstrom || 06/06/2021 15:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Neal Cavuto squealing about HCQ: "Do NOT take it, it WILL KILL YOU" reflected his Never Trumpistry . He's dead to me now
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2021 15:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Methinks they did protest too much.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/06/2021 18:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Let's not forget that study where they gave HCQ to a bunch of people who were almost dead, and sure enough, they all died.

Hydroxychloroquine had been used safely for 65 years in millions of patients. And so the message was crafted that the drug is safe for its other uses, but dangerous when used for Covid-19. It doesn’t make sense, but it seems to have worked.

Luckily for us in Michigan, our governor Big Gretch Whitmer banned the use of HCQ right after Trump suggested it as a treatment.

Fact Check Time: OK, OK, she did not ban it outright. Instead, the state health department said any doctor proscribing it for off-label uses like Covid would get their license yanked. Last thing we want is Trump getting credit for saving someone's life however indirectly, right?

One thing that cheeses me off about this pandemic, beside the Chinese and the virus itself, is the near impossibility of getting reliable data about what is going on. Everything gets politicized or spun or suppressed. Way too fUSSR for my taste. Wouldn't you agree, Comrade Lysenko?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/06/2021 19:44 Comments || Top||

#5  You cant force the population into fear and control their every day life if there is a treatment for the disease.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/06/2021 20:49 Comments || Top||

#6  And I think there was a while there in MEEECH-igan where they threatened doctors with their licenses if they prescribed HCQ.

And then there was that Dem Congresswoman who said she was helped/cured of COVID thanks to HCQ (whereupon she was excoriated by the Dem establishment).
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2021 21:53 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Moment rookie Arkansas police officer, 23, SAVES three-week old newborn choking on medicine
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Cody Hubbard, 23, is the rookie officer who stepped into action to save the day when called upon last weekend in Pottsville

  • The Pottsville Police Department received a call about a three-week old baby who needed help because he was choking on anti-gas drops last Saturday

  • The baby began to 'turn purple,' leading Joe Chronister and his wife to call 911

  • In bodycam footage from Hubbard's uniform, he can be seen clapping Grady on the back and trying to squeeze from under his armpits

  • Both ultimately helped dislodge the drops from where they were caught

  • Hubbard is set for an award later this month to honor the fact that he saved a life
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2021 12:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under:

Thompson uses flawless round to take lead at US Women's Open
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lexi Thompson needed to get her mind right before she could her golf game back and now is in position to win her first second career major.

Thompson shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead into the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open for the first time in her career with a one-shot edge over teenager Yuka Saso.

"I haven’t played to my standards and what I need and I just realized that I needed to change my mindset," Thomson said. "It was only hurting me. Obviously, I needed to work on some technical things in my game and everything, but the mental side was really getting to me. I was just taking it way too seriously and thinking that Lexi depended on my score."

Thompson said she’s been working again with performance coach John Denney about not dwelling on mistakes although she made few Saturday when she was the first player all week to make par or better on every hole in the round.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2021 07:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under:

#1  another 2 mile shot huh what caliber weight and composition?
Posted by: Angunter Whusonter9583 || 06/06/2021 15:38 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Judicial Watch Obtains Records Showing NIAID under Dr. Fauci Gave Wuhan Lab $826k for Bat Coronavirus Research From 2014 to 2019
[Judicial Watch] Judicial Watch today announced that it obtained 280 pages of documents from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that from 2014 to 2019, $826,277 was given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The documents, some of which were redacted or withheld in their entirely, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records of communications, contracts and agreements with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:21-cv-00696)). The agency is only processing 300 pages records per month, which means it will take until the end of November for the records to be fully reviewed and released under FOIA.

The records include a chart of NIAID funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology sent on April 21, 2020, by NIAID’s Chase Crawford to Principal Deputy Director Hugh Auchincloss and other NIAID officials. The agency funds directed to the Wuhan Institute of Virology between the years 2014-2019 total $826,277. All of the projects listed in the chart are titled "Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence."

In an April 15, 2020 email marked "high" importance, Principal Deputy Director of NIH Lawrence Tabak emailed Fauci, NIH Director Francis Collins, and other NIH officials with the subject line: "HEADS UP: Wuhan lab research:"
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  File under "the stunning arrogance of bureaucrats."
Posted by: Tom || 06/06/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Gradual Return to Normal Life in Morocco
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Morocco began a gradual return to normal life after the government decided to remove some of the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
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restrictions that it had imposed to fight the pandemic.

Markets, shops and restaurants are now allowed to open until 11pm.

"The decision to extend the opening hours from 8pm till 11pm helped us welcome more clients," said the owner of a cafe in Rabat.

He said restaurants had suffered painful losses after a curfew was imposed to fight the pandemic.

The government also eased restrictions on public transportation by setting the capacity at 75 percent.

For the first time since more than a year, theaters, cinemas, cultural centers, libraries, museums and monuments were open with up to 50 percent of their capacity.

Event halls now operate at 50 percent capacity provided that the number of people does not exceed 100.

With the rise in temperatures, people were seen accessing beaches while respecting physical distancing after the government allowed to open public swimming pools by a 50 percent capacity.

Despite easing the restrictions, the Moroccan authorities urged all citizens to continue to fully comply with all preventive measures, in particular physical distancing, hygiene rules and mask-wearing.

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the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs announced a plan for the gradual reopening of mosques, in coordination with the health and administrative authorities.

It said the first stage starts on June 8, when Morocco will open around 12,000 mosques while an additional 9,000 mosques will open during the second stage on June 22.

The Ministry said 19,000 mosques should open next month, also on two stages.

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the government kept summer camps closed, a decision, which prompted workers in the sector to protest outside the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Rabat.
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Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
United States follows Soviet Union’s path — Putin
[TASS] Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was convinced that the United States is following a typical scenario of an empire: confident of their unlimited power, empires create unnecessary problems for themselves until they can no longer cope with them.

"We are hearing constant threats from the Congress and other places. All of this is done as part of domestic political processes in the United States. The people who are doing this assume that the economic, military and political might of the United States is so huge that [the problems they create as a result are] nothing serious and they can cope with that. This is what they think," Putin said on Friday at a meeting with heads of the world’s leading news agencies, organized by TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

"Do you know what the problem is? I’ll tell you, as a former citizen of the Soviet Union. The problem of empires is that they think they are so powerful that they can afford small inaccuracies and mistakes," he said.

In his words, empire rulers are confident they can intimidate, persuade or buy loyalty of various nations or groups, and think all their problems can be solved this way.

"But problems keep piling up. And, at some point, they are no longer able to cope with them. And the United States is now walking the Soviet Union’s path, and its gait is confident and steady," the Russian leader added.
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Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2021 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  He's, um, right.

Substitute identity for class, black for proletariat, Woke for scientific socialism and the parallel is obvious.

USA is slouching into USSA.
Posted by: Large Spenter2584 || 06/06/2021 1:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Athenian empire.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2021 1:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Roman republic after the Punic wars with Carthage. The republic's institutions were not designed to handle deal with the world they had acquired. We had demobilized after 1945, but the Berlin Crisis caused the ruling class in Washington to become the world's policeman for which the Constitution was never designed nor intended to support. The long term consequences of centralization and concentration of power are the corruptions that destroyed the old republic.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2021 6:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Shades of Paul Kennedy
Posted by: York Harding || 06/06/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Soviet Union or, dare I say it, Nazi Germany...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/06/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, he ought to recognize the signs.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/06/2021 17:09 Comments || Top||

Ukrainian interior minister prepares gas lines for possible sabotage
Direct Translation of the article
[Korrespondent] Interior Minister Arsen Avakov expects provocations and attempted terrorist attacks on the Ukrainian section of the gas pipeline due to the launch of Nord Stream 2. He stated this on June 5 after the exercises in the Kharkiv region, in which units of the National Police, National Guard, State Emergency Service and the State Border Service took part.

Avakov recalled that on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the completion of the construction of the first thread of Nord Stream-2.

Gas is still transported by the Ukrainian gas pipeline and must be transported further for some time, "and then, for sure, Putin will want to start gas bypassing Ukraine."

We are talking about real threats ... Therefore, we expect ... that there will be provocations, attempts at terrorist attacks on our section of the gas pipeline, and then they will say:" Look, you see, this is why we are letting it through Nord Stream 2, "he said.

Based on this, various scenarios are being considered and the response is intensifying, including on critical infrastructure facilities, gas infrastructure, dams, dams and so on, he said.

Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine published a video about the readiness of the security forces for a possible exacerbation in the Donbass.
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Ukrainian border guards detain two Russians swimming to Odessa
Direct Translation of the article
[Korrespondent] Two Russians swam across the Vorskla border river and were detained by Ukrainian border guards. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine on June 5.

The detainees were men born in 1980 and 1982; they had a driver's license and a backpack with personal belongings with them. They said that they were going to get to Odessa to rest on the Black Sea coast, and decided to illegally cross the border due to the restrictive measures in force in connection with the pandemic.

The border service noted that one of the detainees back in 2019 was banned from entering the territory of Ukraine after a brawl at the Zhuliany airport in Kiev.

The men were detained to clarify all the circumstances of the offense. For illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine, they face administrative responsibility. In addition, they will be banned from entering Ukraine for ten and five years, respectively.

The day before, border guards detained two German citizens who illegally crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border on bicycles, thinking that Ukraine is in the EU and no visas are needed.
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Deadly Knife Attack in East China Leaves 5 Dead, 15 Injured
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Olympic protest ban: ‘My community made me, not the flag, not the country or the I.O.C.’
[BBC] Since the death of George Floyd in May 2020, athletes around the world have been using their sports as stages to protest against racial injustice.

But on 22 April 2021 - a day after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis - the International Olympic Committee announced it was upholding 'Rule 50' of the Olympic charter, which bans acts of protest at the Games.

The IOC says the rule "strives to ensure that the focus at the Olympic Games remains on athletes' performances, sport, unity and universality" and exists to "protect the neutrality of sport".

But BBC Sport spoke to three athletes who said upholding the rule was "deplorable", "infuriating" and "hypocritical".

And with fewer than 50 days to go until the Games, competitors do not know what sanctions they might face for protesting in Tokyo.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 06/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But BBC Sport spoke to three athletes who said upholding the rule was "deplorable", "infuriating" and "hypocritical".

Then don't go.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2021 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  "There are little black girls and boys that are going through this, who think they'll never get out of their situations."

Can't you see? We must use the international stage as a shi* disturbing platform. We're doing it for the children.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2021 6:49 Comments || Top||

#3  "There are little black girls and boys that are going through this, who think they'll never get out of their situations."

Actually, IMO, their situation will be a lot worse than their parents - automation, doncha know?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2021 6:53 Comments || Top||

#4  It'd be nice if USOC didn't send "those" athletes in the first place. Or, let them go, and if one gets a medal and pulls some egesta, then yank the medal on the spot. But the IOC won't have any C.O.Jones....assuming one cares about the Olympics in the first place.
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry, communities are not represented at the Olympics. Yet.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 12:37 Comments || Top||

#6  I guess, do your little "look at me" stunt, and find out what the repercussions are.
Posted by: Slappy || 06/06/2021 14:04 Comments || Top||

#7  FOAD you sweaty ugly animals.

You're going to crater the Olympics' popularity the way your Woke idiot brethren destroyed the NFL's popularity in the US.

Let's see how your endorsement income fares when nobody knows who the fook you are. Or cares.
Posted by: Harcourt Wittlesbach9107 || 06/06/2021 16:32 Comments || Top||

#8  FOAD you sweaty ugly animals.

You're going to crater the Olympics' popularity the way your Woke idiot brethren destroyed the NFL's popularity in the US.

Let's see how your endorsement income fares when nobody can tell you apart from hippo or water buffalo
Posted by: Harcourt Wittlesbach9107 || 06/06/2021 16:34 Comments || Top||

#9  I hsd the great opportunity to take part in some international swimming competition - back in the bad old 80s. I know exactly how I got there and who made it possible. Her "community" had nothing to do with her opportunity. She comes off as just anothsr Kaepernick.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/06/2021 19:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Well - FWIW - I'll have a poolside seat to any of this nonsense in Tokyo. Heading over in 2 weeks to start quarantine then providing security for the US athletes. I'll be the HMFIC for all aquatic events and the Village.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 06/06/2021 19:37 Comments || Top||

#11  Safe travels Billy :-)
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2021 19:40 Comments || Top||

#12  May all your aquatic events go swimmingly!
Posted by: SteveS || 06/06/2021 19:46 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Six months of COVID vaccines: what 1.7 billion doses have taught scientists
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2021 08:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Clinical trials of some vaccines involved more than 40,000 participants, and yielded few signs of side effects beyond those often seen after vaccination, including injection-site soreness, fever and nausea. “We generally say that no vaccine is 100% safe,” says Meissner. “But the safety of these vaccines is remarkable.”

The difference between no adverse events and just refusing to report adverse events.
Posted by: Angstrom || 06/06/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||

They have been taught nothing, and have learned even less, their science has been corrupted by politics, and propaganda.

Posted by: Omavirt Pholutle6213 || 06/06/2021 15:35 Comments || Top||

US report on UFOs: No evidence of aliens, but phenomenon remains unexplained
[IsraelTimes] Officials don’t rule out sightings were other countries’ new technologies; White House press secretary: ’We take reports of incursions into our airspace very seriously’
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#1  Copious amounts of ganja.
Posted by: badanov || 06/06/2021 0:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Peak Stupidity
Posted by: Jesh Flavimp7066 || 06/06/2021 1:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Trying to keep somebody from disturbing my sleep I once did something that caused a unknowing fool mis-interpert what he experienced. {I had no idea he even existed let alone that my act drove him into brain fruitcake land.}

7 years later this person self identified as a UFO expert and researcher at a wedding reception. I quickly understood that this idiot was the man who was bothering my sleep 7 years before and instead of being just deterred from bothering my sleep he dove deeply into the waters of the tinfoil hat.

I place all the UFO crap in that category.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2021 1:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Either they're building up to a fuss about Russia from the reports now, or they've found compelling evidence that it is in fact ... something from out there.

What cannot be true and in good faith at this moment, is a statement from the WH.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 1:32 Comments || Top||

#5  It's the fairies.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2021 1:33 Comments || Top||

#6  #3 I'm so proud of you, 3dc. I'd love to know what you did.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 1:37 Comments || Top||

Probably, provided an "audio return" to his neighbor, who misinterpreted the 'message' - which induced an audio hallucination into the "tin hat's head".... and he convinced him self -"I was visited by an unknown force / entity.... 'only a visitor from another world' could do that".... POP, another crazy is birthed !

Posted by: Slineter Thriter6677 || 06/06/2021 3:13 Comments || Top||

#8  ^^^^


Posted by: Slineter Thriter6677 || 06/06/2021 3:28 Comments || Top||

#9  ^^^^
Just 1 more comment -perhaps the "audio message" was from a Sci-Fi Movie not unlike one of these examples

Posted by: Slineter Thriter6677 || 06/06/2021 3:41 Comments || Top||

#10  The need for distraction is very strong here.
Posted by: Grunter || 06/06/2021 4:55 Comments || Top||

#11  /\ Yes indeed. The rubes have become quite bored with golf and baseball.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2021 4:58 Comments || Top||


Just Saying
To all Off World intelligent life out there.
Just Land in a small 3rd world country, use the Internet and post a Youtube Video? ☺


On a serious note .
Given the advance ability of CGI now.
How would we know it or, any Media and Gov. Breaking news video is real?

Stop an Imagine the words the Left could put to TRUMP's image

eg. Youtube search for CGI examples
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/06/2021 6:14 Comments || Top||

#13  Just take it for what it is - unidentified. Everything else you just project on it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2021 6:33 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Angunter Whusonter9583 || 06/06/2021 15:41 Comments || Top||

#15  ^^^

Bingo... We are all living in the soup of electromagnetic radiations - cell phones, satellite TV satellite Radio, satellite Internets, RADAR towers, RADAR weather satellites, Microwaved transmissions...
List goes on...do y'all get it yet ?
Posted by: Omavirt Pholutle6213 || 06/06/2021 15:46 Comments || Top||

#16  I have it on good authority (an anonymous source) that the SOL system is under very strict quarantine to space-faring species for rampant stupidity.

Seems someone out there decoded some of our television broadcasts...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/06/2021 17:06 Comments || Top||

How Microsoft Let Skype Lose Out to Zoom
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Zoom Video Communications Inc., maker of the ubiquitous videoconferencing tool that made a global pandemic less isolating, just reported another quarter of explosive growth. While its business may not continue to soar quite so much, Zoom is well positioned, appears to have a loyal fan base and continues to innovate.

It has also achieved a rare corporate feat: It created a product popular enough to become a common verb. To "Zoom" now means to "chat by video" — in the same way that to "Google" is to search the web. Yet not so long ago, another product’s name stood for videoconferencing: Skype.

Although Skype, launched in 2003, has been available nine years longer than Zoom and is owned by tech titan Microsoft Corp., Zoom has effectively left it in its dust. People don’t say "I’ll Skype you" as often as they say "I’ll Zoom you" anymore. How did that happen?
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#1  Nice sales document for Zoom. Doesn't mention Microsoft's actual meetings platform, Teams, at all.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/06/2021 6:59 Comments || Top||

#2  A newer video and collaboration tool for businesses, Teams, has proven very popular and will theoretically scoop up Skype for Business enthusiasts.
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  And IE to Chrome? Because everything MS touches turns to sh*t. Skype owned the market.
Posted by: Angstrom || 06/06/2021 15:01 Comments || Top||

StarShip and StarShip Heavy test flight in 60 to 120 days! Animation Here.
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Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Myanmar Forces Clash with Villagers in Delta Region, Media Report 20 Dead
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The village has two kinds of villagers. The majority are loyal to the leadership. Burma is battling the forces of globalism and proxy terrorism as the military leadership is assaulted daily by the China backed Kachin separatists and a tribal Kayin minority that defies rule of law ad refuses to integrate. In all this, islamists and their pet army the rohingyas seek to make their own footholds in unstable regions where Myanmar forces may not venture.

And we are with the Junta, not with the half-assed democracy humpers who would sell out in a second to Soros or China. Auntie Kyi and her light touch are not what is called for when facing such threats. If the military junta loses, Myanmar will be flooded with moslem tribes and chinese weapons. The first to be slaughtered will be the buddhist majority, and the democracy lovers will come second, before they compromise with their new masters. The UN and other professional mourners of 'oh the humanity' will opine from safe distances while Burma will burn.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

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