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Four suspects tried in Paris over 2017 jihadist murder of cop
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Dad-of-three, 41, is shot twice while out jogging in Atlanta's Buckhead
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Andrew Worrell, 41, was shot in leg and hip while on 3-mile run in Buckhead, Atlanta, Saturday morning

  • Good Samaritans stopped Worrell's bleeding and called his wife, Anne

  • Short time later, two other joggers in the area reported being shot at from silver sedan, but they escaped unharmed

  • Three hours later, police say the same vehicle crashed into a man taking out the trash at apartment complex, pinning him between two cars

  • Police arrested 22-year-old Gaelen Newsome and charged him with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm

  • Attacks on joggers took place in Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood, which has been making a push to form its own police force and secede from the city
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Another Animal, What is it with this country, no respect at all for human life. Put this guy in a cage for life !
Posted by: Omins Sproing8929 || 06/08/2021 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Would I be stereotyping if I said hair styles reveal a great deal about a person ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2021 6:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Used to live there in the 80's. I was a really nice place.
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/08/2021 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  "Police said Gaelen Newsom, 22, may have been “suffering from a mental health crisis

Maybe APD doesn't want to say, the color "WHITE" was his trigger point which set him off?

So maybe Buckhead (Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood), should continue its push to form its own police force and secede from the Atlanta.

Like when back in June 2005, and 90% + of the residents voted to incorporation and separation from Atlanta controlled Fulton Co.
Which was raping them for revenue to be spend anywhere but there.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Pushed out of a helicopter at 10,000 feet over the ocean.
Posted by: Dacama || 06/08/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#6  reverse the races of those involved and i highly doubt the suspect would get the description of 'suffering from a mental health crisis'
Posted by: Retard Strength || 06/08/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

#7  ^^--- If he were white he'd be called "RACIST White Supreamist and Trump Follower."
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/08/2021 9:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Had he ever been "adjudicated as a mental defective?" If so, how did he answer that question on his 4473? Did he actually acquire his weapon in such a manner that a completed 4473 and NICS check occurred?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

#9  I bet Hunter Biden answered those same questions the same way.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||


Police hunt man caught on surveillance fleeing after choking and trying to rape a 27-year-old woman on a NYC sidewalk at 7am
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Crazy, he needs to be found, tried and convicted, then incarcerated for as long as the law mandates. He is absolutely evil. Animal!
Posted by: Omins Sproing8929 || 06/08/2021 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2 

Sometimes I feel we have become too civilized.
Because in the old school days, anyone doing this and caught red-handed, (regardless of race or color) would have gotten a ride out the Swamp area to meet the gators and snakes. Either by family, or John Law, if he wasn't wet already.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Another White Supremacist crime! Will this evil never end?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||


Horrifying moment suspect, 32, throws a BABY at a cop after as he tries to flee officers following a high speed chase
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Totally Depraved Perpetrator - Disgusting Human Being
How in the world can this low life live with himself ?
Posted by: Omins Sproing8929 || 06/08/2021 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Black Lives Matter! Except to those whom it should most.
Posted by: Clavise Gloluque6897 || 06/08/2021 1:03 Comments || Top||

#3  should matter most.
Posted by: Clavise Gloluque6897 || 06/08/2021 1:03 Comments || Top||

#4  A few years ago in Chicago, a gang member tried to use his infant son as a bullet-proof vest. ISTR they were both mercifully missed.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/08/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Alameda County, CA COVID Deaths Drop by 25%
[Epoch Times] The number of COVID-19 deaths in Alameda County, California, fell by about 25 percent after health officials changed their methodology for total mortality count, removing deaths that weren’t a "direct result" of the disease or "in whom death caused by COVID-19 could not be ruled out."
Amazing. That they admitted it.
"Alameda County previously included any person who died while infected with the virus in the total COVID-19 deaths for the County," the county’s public health department said in a statement (pdf). For example, someone who tested positive for the virus before dying in a car accident would still have been counted toward the COVID-19 death toll.
And your rationale for that method would be?
"Aligning with the State’s definition will require Alameda County to report as COVID-19 deaths only those people who died as a direct result of COVID-19, with COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, or in whom death caused by COVID-19 could not be ruled out," the health officials said, noting that their system of reporting COVID-19 deaths on the dashboard and to the state was implemented early in the pandemic, before the state established guidelines for how deaths should be classified.
So we chose a method that would impact Trump's re-election, of course.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/08/2021 08:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good
Now the kids can go to school, without the "Fauci Favored Faces"....

Posted by: Black Charlie Prince of the Jutes1819 || 06/08/2021 8:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Are the numbers still magic numbers if they don't support "the narrative?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2021 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Or by 50%, or by 99%. Or even went up? How would we know?
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/08/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||


Supreme Court won't hear challenge to male-only military draft
[CNN]
...the organization formerly known as the Cable News Network. Now who knows what it might stand for...
The Supreme Court
...the political football known as The Highest Court in the Land, home of penumbrae and emanations...
on Monday declined to hear a constitutional challenge to the male-only registration requirement for the draft filed by a group called the National Coalition for Men.

The court's order means that for now even though the draft is not implemented, only men will still be required to register for the selective service.

"At least for now," Sotomayor wrote, "the court's longstanding deference to Congress on matters of national defense and military affairs cautions against granting review while Congress actively weighs the issue."

The group had asked the justices to reconsider a 1981 decision that upheld the Military Selective Service Act under which men -- but not women -- are required to register for the draft. Key to the court's ruling, which was decided by a court made up of all men, was its observation that "women as a group...unlike men as a group, are not eligible for combat."
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Correct decision because it is solely the power of Congress per Article I, Section 8. The use of the word 'draft' is a misnomer. It is the selective activation of the federal militia. Under Section 8, Congress shall have the power..to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

Title X USC defines the militia.

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.


That's why the old office responsible for the 'draft' was called the Selective Service as in selective activation of the militia. Note well it specifically identifies the militia and not (in)voluntary public service that some pols push and use the 'draft' as a rationale.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2021 6:36 Comments || Top||

#3  ....Oh, this isn't over, not by a long shot.

Let me suggest that this was far from an effort to insure equality in service but instead intended to be the first domino in getting rid of the vestigial draft entirely. Congress does not - DOES FU@KING NOT - have the courage to change the law, and had the Supremes ruled that women had to register, that would have been the end of Selective Service. That, of course, the Congresscritters and the Biden Administration would have found the stones to do.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/08/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  I doubt the Left would give up the Draft. There is a desire for compulsory corvée labor (Socialism, yes?) that keeps coming back every year or so. The poor would dig ditches and the children of the apparatchiks would serve secretaries, of course.
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 13:54 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
The US Secret Service storms the beaches of Cornwall: Airbase is turned into a huge RV camp and Osprey helicopters soar over Carbis Bay in massive G7 security operation that promises chaos for locals and staycationers
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 09:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Royal Navy Tracked a Russian Submarine in the English Channel
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#2  should just have these events on a cruise vessel

or on a small island
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/08/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  C'mon, Skid. It wouldn't be an event worth all the hype without a Russian submarine prowling offshore.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Alternatively, what a perfect reflective cove for an explosive entry.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:30 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:33 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Ethiopian Military Buildup around Renaissance Dam
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Æthiopia has stepped up army deployment near the Grand Æthiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), setting off the alarm on tensions rising between the African state on the one hand and Egypt and Sudan on the other.

For its part, Cairo voiced deep rejection of any unilateral action undertaken by Addis Ababa before the signing of a comprehensive agreement on filling and operating the GERD.

In grave disregard of the need for a tripartite deal with Egypt and Sudan, Æthiopia insists on filling the dam over the upcoming wet season, which will occur over the next few weeks.

This has spurred substantial anxiety within the other two North African states over securing their share from Nile waters. Both Sudan and Egypt are arguing that Æthiopia is arbitrarily choosing to foil decade-old negotiations.

"Æthiopian Air Force reinforcements around the Renaissance Dam are stronger than ever," said Æthiopian Air Force (EAF) Commander Yilma Merdasa, according to a blurb posted by the state-run news agency
...and if you can't trust the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
on Facebook.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under:


Caribbean-Latin America
Left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo has edged into the lead in a dramatic twist in Peru's presidential election
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Commies


#2  byw, per official figures Peru has the world's highest fatality rate from Covid19

It is about 5500/million compared to, for example, the US rate of about 1800/million
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/08/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#3  At some altitudes any breathing difficulty is a death sentence.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 14:42 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Zelenskiy: Russia only imitated withdrawal of troops from Ukraine's border
[Rusvesna] President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy told US President Joe Biden about the situation in Donbass and along the Ukrainian borders.

He drew attention to the fact that there is still a high concentration of Russian troops and heavy weapons.

This is reported by the Office of the President of Ukraine.

"The so-called withdrawal of Russian troops is just an imitation," Zelensky said.

For his part, the US President noted the importance of discussing regional security risks with Zelensky, just on the eve of important security events.

Biden also supported Zelensky's initiative to create the Crimean Platform.

He assured that the United States will be represented at the summit of the initiative at a high political level.
Posted by: badanov || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unlike the numerous concentrations of troops the USA has around the globe.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  But not at the border.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 10:40 Comments || Top||


Cyber
The day the internet broke: Hundreds of websites worldwide including CNN, NYTimes, Amazon and Reddit go DOWN after outage at US server company Fastly
WHICH SITES WERE AFFECTED

Spotify

Reddit

Netflix

Gov.uk

White House

PayPal

Twitch

Stack Overflow

CNN

New York Times

The Guardian

The Verge

Hulu

HBO Max

Quora

Vimeo

Shopify

Stripe

BBC

Financial Times
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 09:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The US is no longer a mighty nation. Much bigger negative situations are in planning for sure for this generation of Americans.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/08/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  I copied the internet to a floppy disk. Everything ok.
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/08/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Millions idled...
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#5  The US is no longer a mighty nation.

Mightier than all the alternatives.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/08/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/08/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#8  In case no one eles noticed.
WWV and NIST WERE NOT IN SYNC
for brief period a few days ago

No explaination heard or given.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#9 
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#10  A re-reminder.
A white house cabinet member during the pipeline hack strongly suggested the US Internet needed to be Federally monitored and controlled, because its national vidal resource.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#11  No explanation heard or given.

A cesium hiccup?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 14:30 Comments || Top||

#12  Congress just got ransomwared.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/08/2021 14:34 Comments || Top||

#13  the US Internet needed to be Federally monitored and controlled

Controlled, it seems obvious, by a subsidiary of the US Post Office, predecessor to the internet.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/08/2021 15:18 Comments || Top||

#14  Clem got a comment pulled?
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 16:47 Comments || Top||

#15  /\ Weren't by me. Might have been in error.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2021 16:49 Comments || Top||

#16  /\ Wow, yeah...that's ridiculous...no profanity, nothing but a one-line opinion.

If the 'Burg is getting like Twitter or Farcebook, I'll send my money elsewhere.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 16:52 Comments || Top||

#17  There are no "errors", B.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 16:53 Comments || Top||

#18  Sometimes a MOD hit the wrong button. I've done it myself a few times. Stay with us.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2021 17:15 Comments || Top||

#19  No profanity? What the fuck's wrong with you? :-)
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 17:18 Comments || Top||

#20  Whhahahahahaaaa
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2021 17:19 Comments || Top||

#21  Well, I hear you, B., but I don't buy it. My post was from around 1115 EDT but got deleted hours later. I also don't see any mea culpa. Oh well, Silicon Valley now has a new member called The Rantburg.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 18:28 Comments || Top||

#22  To Raj: I hate to say it, but I think the Bruins blew it in Game #4. Maybe I'll be surprised (I like Barry Trotz but f'in can't STAND the Islanders), but I am not confident.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 18:31 Comments || Top||

#23  wasn't me. Hard day at work then I enjoyed the afternoon being broken in by a new CPA/Tax/Bookkeeper
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2021 20:36 Comments || Top||

#24  Frank, are you a whiney troll pruner?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:11 Comments || Top||


Europe
Russia's Pissed At Ukraine Over A Soccer kit (Uniform)
I can't wait if these guys meet after the group stage; it'll be exponentially worse than the soccer goons in Russia and Poland dancing the group stage at Euro 2012, where these idiots placed those two teams in the same group.
[WorldFootball] Ukraine insisted Monday it would not allow anyone to insult its football kit that features Moscow-annexed Crimea, while Western allies gave the uniforms emblazoned with popular patriotic chants a thumbs up.

Kiev has provoked Moscow's ire after its football association unveiled Euro 2020 kits that show the outline of Ukraine including Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

The shirts also feature the words "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!"

Ukraine's football association told AFP the national team wore the kit for the first time in a Euro 2020 warm-up against Cyprus in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on Monday.

Just checked the schedule - slight chance of these guys hooking up, if they both get outta the group round /; grab the wildcard slots.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Former President Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly to hold ticketed events called 'The History Tour'
[Just The News] Former President Donald Trump and conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly will participate in four live ticketed events later this year.

"Dubbed "The History Tour," President Trump will provide a never before heard inside view of his administration — which will be historical in and of itself," a press release explains.

The tour, which will include four dates, kicks off in Sunrise, Florida this Dec. 11 and 12, with the other events slated for two Texas cities, Houston and Dallas, on Dec. 18 and 19 respectively.

"These will be wonderful but hard-hitting sessions where we'll talk about the real problems happening in the U.S., those that the Fake News Media never mention. I will be focusing on greatness for our Country, something seldom discussed in political dialogue. If we don't make our Country great again, we will soon no longer have a Country! I look forward to working with Bill, who right now has the #1 bestselling book, to openly discuss the real problems of our Country, and how to solve them. Additionally, it will be fun, fun, fun, for everyone who attends!" Trump said.

"My job as a historian/journalist is to get important things on the record in a fact-based way. These conversations with the 45th President will not be boring," O'Reilly said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2021 05:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yet another country store 'spit and whittle' club. I truly love history. Not to sound disrespectful, but we must move beyond book tours and endless reflection.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2021 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2 
I hope it comes to GA. it will be a Sell out crowd


But, given the Far Left Radical NUT JOBS out there. I pray O'Reilly isn't inadvertently setting up another KILLING ______ book deal.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 6:49 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm not a big fan of O'Reilly. The interviews on his old Fox News show had a tendency to turn into shouting matches because he would never listen to his guests so I couldn't hear a thing worth hearing. I usually agreed with his monologues but he was a bully and a loud mouth during interviews. Got to the point where I just didn't bother watching anymore.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
37 killed, 64 injured after 2 express trains collide in Pakistan
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Iranian signal network?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:27 Comments || Top||

#2  So they are not doing the East is East and West is West and Never the Trains Shall Meet thingie anymore?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/08/2021 23:27 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Off his chopper: Daredevil takes first test flight of electric-powered backpack helicopter
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 03:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Batteries last as long as 5 minutes aloft?
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Skinny Dude...You'd need 6 of those rotors to get my fat ass off the ground
Posted by: Warthog || 06/08/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  "Controlled by an operator on the ground..."
No thanks.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/08/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Unlike gas-fueled jetpacks, the CopterPack appears to uses battery power to propel the device's dual rotors.

And by "battery power", we mean a ridiculously heavy device with nowhere near the energy density needed to power flight.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/08/2021 13:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Pessimist! It would work as well as tethered aerial balloons
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ Hot air balloons, from the 1860's....
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 17:46 Comments || Top||

#7  let me fly him! my turn!
Posted by: Retard Strength || 06/08/2021 18:27 Comments || Top||

#8 
Get in line sonny, this 99 year old is next, no time left, right...becomes a Centenarian
Posted by: Lemuel Oppressor of the Munchkins2590 || 06/08/2021 22:18 Comments || Top||


JeffBezos plans to be on BlueOrigin’s inaugural New Shepard rocket flight
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Monkeys were sent up in missiles at White Sands Proving Ground in the 50's.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/08/2021 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and donkeys will be sent up shortly!
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 0:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Yawn. Call us when you can do real spaceflight: get to orbit and safely return in a fully man-rated spacecraft. Otherwise its just a glorified vomit comet ride.

Right now, that's Soyuz/Shenzhou and Falcon9+Dragon. And after this stunt it will remain Soyuz/Shenzhou and Falcon9+Dragon.

The only thing even close on the horizon is that Nasa corporate Boeing/Lockheed/Northrop bailout craft if it ever flies, and that crazy Heinlein rocket Elon Musk has down in Texas.

My money is on Musk - with rockets looking and landing the way God and Heinlein intended them to.


Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 06/08/2021 5:44 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm all for sending the oligarchs into space. It's their return I have issues with.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2021 6:38 Comments || Top||

#5  an eleven minute flight most of which is unpleasant because of the accel or deccel

just for a few moments of bliss when you see earth

I'll have to admit that the time I saw a real live solar eclipse was fantastic but I only had to endure travel, traffic and parking problems to see it.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/08/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#6 
"One small step for a chimp, one giant leap for Bezos' kind."

Posted by: Black Charlie Prince of the Jutes1819 || 06/08/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Tell me when they make one(+) complete orbits, otherwise shut up.
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 9:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Well, bye.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:27 Comments || Top||

#9  I hope it blows up
Posted by: Chris || 06/08/2021 14:58 Comments || Top||


Many long-haul COVID patients improve after vaccination, surprising experts
[HotAir] It’s a phenomenon that has surprised — and elated — medical experts: A growing number of COVID-19 “long-haulers,” those with lingering long-term symptoms linked to the virus, are reporting sudden improvement after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Initial research has found that anywhere from 30% to 40% of these patients describe some symptom relief post-vaccination, the latest medical mystery posed by the new virus. It’s still unclear why some coronavirus survivors don’t seem to get better weeks or even months after infection. Now scientists and physicians are trying to understand why many of these patients seem to feel better after getting vaccinated, improvements that range from a mild decline in symptoms to a life-changing return to their pre-COVID-19 health. Theories include the possibility that the vaccine might be stopping a harmful immune response in long-haulers or that the shot could be resetting their immune systems. Some clinicians and scientists have theorized that long-haulers suffer from residual amounts of virus remaining in their bodies, and vaccination might help their immune systems fight off what’s left over.
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#3  Sometimes I wonder....
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Really Clem, universities are full of bandwagon jumpers with mind-shattering discoveries. In fact, I'm surprised every time I read a good paper.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

#5  ..when they sort out Placebo Effect and "Irreproducible Results" ?
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 14:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Equally puzzling is why the shots seem to help some long-haul patients recuperate while others report no symptom improvement after getting immunized.

“We don’t have a lot else to offer people with long-COVID,” said Dr. Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease physician at Columbia University in New York. “So the thing we encourage across the board is get those vaccine doses, see if it makes a difference.”


And after clicking through Hot Air is Conservative News, the rest is positive sayings Chicago Tribune pulls from Facebook.

I'd sooner trust a truck stop bathroom wall, and the floor to be clean enough to set my items down on.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/08/2021 16:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Long Covid, like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, is a syndrome whose cause(s) and etiology are not understood. So it’s reasonable that out of this black box some would be impacted by a thing for no apparent reason, while others equally inexplicably are not.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2021 23:42 Comments || Top||


Science
US Navy makes history as unmanned tanker drone refuels a fighter jet for the first time
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#1 

Wondering out-loud if it can be adapted to be a Fuel-Air weapon?

Imagine smaller 5 to 25 gal/pound field deployable versions hovering over a target vaporizing the fuel and igniting it.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 6:43 Comments || Top||

#2  DJI Agras T20 Read to Fly Combo
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 8:26 Comments || Top||

#3  So this unmanned craft does the re-fueling role just fine but Boeing still has problems making the KC-46 boom work correctly.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Probe and drogue system makes the following aircraft responsible for much of the "fiddly stuff" of refueling. Still, this could 'free' manned F/A-18s for strike missions instead of orbiting the carriers as tankers
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5 
Many years ago I was the backup Network Eng. at Seymour Johnson AFB for the KC-130 Simulator

One our contracted "tasks" ☺ was testing (flying) the KC-130 Boom/Bot Simulators. While there I got to see a Video of a inflight refueling accident.

A refueling of a USAF F-4 jet between Iceland and Greenland. The hose kinked the jet pulled away and the hose filled the starboard side engine with JP fuel. Massive Backfire/ flames and etc... Needless to say the jet had issues and ditched.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 18:53 Comments || Top||

#6  So that's a bad lock.
Whose?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:28 Comments || Top||



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