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-Lurid Crime Tales-
EIGHT THOUSAND homeless people will be moved out of New York's hotels and back into shelters after residents' angry backlash at soaring crime rates
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You may notice economists steer very clear of any problem that is utterly resistant to the "throw money" solutions that politicians worship.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  So much for the continental breakfast.
Posted by: Slappy || 06/17/2021 21:17 Comments || Top||

Shocking moment hooded thug batters man with cobblestone on NYC street after stalking the victim for several blocks and leaving him needing brain surgery
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Daily Situational Awareness briefing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  "Escape from New York" getting new life as an instructional video.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/17/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Had enough yet?
Posted by: Bill Platypus2806 || 06/17/2021 18:28 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
England's first Black Studies professor accuses his university of being racist: Calls for a ‘total revolution' to overcome white supremacy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 13:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If there was only a country somewhere in the world that didn't have a white majority this guy could move there and be happy. If only.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/17/2021 14:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Reading the article it seems like the university was monumentally naïve hiring this guy.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/17/2021 14:37 Comments || Top||

#3  monumentally naïve

That's sort of the normal territory with academics and redundant like 'jumbo shrimp'
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/17/2021 15:40 Comments || Top||

#4  er..wrong analogy, but is redundant.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/17/2021 15:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Black Studies?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 18:42 Comments || Top||

#6  I guess African American studies would be overly specific and a bit odd in an English University.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/17/2021 18:46 Comments || Top||

Black Studies =
Posted by: Whatch Dribble7428 || 06/17/2021 19:09 Comments || Top||

#8  ^Well, actually I was thinking of black magic - I'm a SF nerd.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#9  Since Shakespeare is out of the Lit. department for being a dead white guy, let's switch to the Necronomicon.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/17/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

Necronomicon - Celtic Style

Posted by: Whatch Dribble7428 || 06/17/2021 19:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Rope and tree.
Posted by: Dacama || 06/17/2021 19:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Group of Professors to visit Black Studies Professor

Discuss his views...

Posted by: Whatch Dribble7428 || 06/17/2021 19:36 Comments || Top||

'Children are witnessing lewd acts, nudity and drugs': Hundreds of Manhattan residents plead with NYPD to stop nightly depravity in Washington State Park
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 07:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#2  I used to go to what was certainly a "nuisance bar" in the town where I grew up. It wa shut down and cited for "people urinating outside the building" after closing time. The small-town newspaper story quoted a couple locals talking about seeing the undesirable behavior.
My mom knew I frequented the place, she read the article and she asked me if it was true. I said "Mom, if somebody was taking a leak in the street in front of your house at 2:45 am, how would you know?" "I guess if I was up, watching for it..." she said.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Behold the "gorgeous mosaic" of "diversity"
Aka savages
Planet of the Apes
Posted by: Butch the Fragrant3035 || 06/17/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#4  For some reason the thought "CS mortar rounds" keeps going through my mind.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#5  I think to understand what is what meant by the phrase "civilization is only a thin veneer," you need to read Day of the Locust by Nathanael West.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Re #3, ZMan calls it "vibrancy."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 9:06 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ lol
Diversity is our strength
Vibrancy is our path
Perversity is our hope
Fentanyl is our future
Floyd is our salvation
Brazil is our destiny
Posted by: Greanter Dribble6992 || 06/17/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#8  They are just getting what they voted for good and hard.
Posted by: Woozle Theamble4130 || 06/17/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Brazil? the country or the movie?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/17/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#10  ... and that's just in the classroom!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/17/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#11  NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea says cops will hand out FLYERS to make sure out-of-control ravers leave Washington Square Park by curfew

F.A.I.L. Slips? Yaschittinme.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/17/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||

#12  I think he meant Brazil the country. Extreme corruption, rampant crime, violence, gross inequality savagery. Political instability and economic decline. Half the population destitute and 2-3% of the population controlling most of the wealth.


No place for a normal middle class family.

Have a nice day -- and here's a flyer for your perusal
Posted by: Jeamp Sinatra8345 || 06/17/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#13  They're all Netflix and Disney watchers anyway I'm sure.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/17/2021 22:31 Comments || Top||

'Does telling sailors they are oppressors or oppressed improve the Navy's lethality?': GOP lawmakers grill top US admiral Mike Gilday for telling sailors to read controversial book How To Be An Antiracist
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 07:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Although she's a Democrat, this is Representative Lurie of Virginia taking CNO Gilday apart like a cheap suit on the Navy's promised weapons systems. Lurie is a former Navy officer, and really has her act together in this 5-minute clip. H/T and further discussion by the professionals at the cdrsalamander blog. We got big problems.
Posted by: Matt || 06/17/2021 8:29 Comments || Top||

#2  The Obama promotions have reached their Peter Principle/Woke override
Posted by: Frank G || 06/17/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  I think everything a sailor needs to know about raycism is covered in Joseph Conrad's books...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 9:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Mistah Biden -- he dead. Goddamn dead.
Posted by: Don Vito Forkbeard7031 || 06/17/2021 20:35 Comments || Top||

#5  We got big problems.

Yes we do. So what do we do about it?

Why do we tolerate this sh!t?

How much longer will this sh!t be tolerated?
Posted by: Shuting Gleaque6536 || 06/17/2021 20:37 Comments || Top||

More than 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to be DENIED re-entry to Earth after he launches into space next month with Blue Origin
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]

Courtesy of Undercover Alpaca, the Change.org petition
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

Where can I sign, make it 6001 !
Posted by: Omeatle Sproing8992 || 06/17/2021 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  6002
Posted by: Whumble Prince of the Gepids7468 || 06/17/2021 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Add mine. 6003
Posted by: Woozle Omemble5530 || 06/17/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  If you take the time to watch any of the enthusiast live streams before a BO or SpaceX Boca Chica event, you will note the people in the comment stream are 1000% enthusiastic, 0% informed. The BO flight will be sub-orbital, therefore there will be no re-entry in the technical sense. Also, as it never reaches orbit, Jeffy is in no real danger of doing a Major Tom. A really hard landing might be fun to watch...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Instruction for Bezo: Feed the monkey a banana.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/17/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#6  use the re- entry for target practice
Posted by: 746 || 06/17/2021 12:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Only 6000?
Posted by: Xyz || 06/17/2021 14:35 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Moscow's mayor warns Covid situation in the city is 'dramatic' with more than 12,000 hospitalised and new strains proving to be 58% more resistant to Sputnik V vaccine
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under:


So the Russian Vax did not toe the party line....therefore it will be exiled to Siberia.☺

Who ordered/ got and used the Russian Vax?

Top 10 with the highest recent infections:
Rank ...Country
1 Brazil
2 India
3 Russia
4 Indonesia
5 S. Africa
6 UK
7 Iran
9 Chile
10 Philippines

And in 98th place China (yeah right)
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/17/2021 18:06 Comments || Top||

#2  rankings above are by absolute number not population weighted

btw, Brazil as well as a few other countries in SAmerica, is known to have vaccinated a lot of its people with the Chinese vaccine which is almost certainly less effective than the Russian vaccines
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/17/2021 20:41 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Texas Governor Greg Abbott uses $250million of state funds to build his OWN border wall - as Florida's DeSantis sends cops to Lone Star State to bolster patrols
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 07:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Texas Border Wall Design.

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/17/2021 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  It should be just an eerily silent band of open ground with towers every so often sending invisible LIDAR sweeps, punctuated by the creepy moan of a robotically controlled minigun.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

#3  ^That was done prior to World War II by soldiers based out of Ft Hood.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/17/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#4  ^...except rather than LIDAR sweeps and miniguns they manned 50 cal machine gun nests.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/17/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#5  ^-- Dont' forget the sharks with freaking lasers on their heads.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/17/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#6  https://www.borderwall.texas.gov/

accesses the border wall donation link
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/17/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

'Child killers' led to public square, forced to lie on rugs and shot dead by executioner with an AK-47 in front of grinning Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Three Yemenis were dragged to a public square in rebel-held capital Sana'a and executed in front of crowd

  • Ali al-Naami, 40, was convicted of drowning his three daughters, seven, 12 and 14, in a water tank

  • Two other prisoners, Abdullah Al-Makhali and Mohammed Arman were also executed for child murder

  • Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war since 2014, when Iran-backed Houthis swept across much of the north and seized the capital
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Remind me again of the difference between child murder and honor killing?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  On the one hand, it's easy to see this as savagery. On the other hand, I think we lost something when we moved executions behind prison walls here in America.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 8:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I agree with the sentence for child rapists and child murderers. Except I would have had them hung. Slowly.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/17/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Lingchi would be acceptable too, Darth.

Modern folks typically don't have the necessary patience for that, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/17/2021 11:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Well savagery it may be, but it's always best to speak the local language.
Posted by: Cesare || 06/17/2021 15:00 Comments || Top||

#6  They saved them the trouble of growing up in Yemen.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/17/2021 22:26 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Biden and Putin in Tense Meeting in Geneva
[PJMEDIA] Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. The very model of probity....
and Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
appeared tense and uncomfortable in their first of two bilateral meetings today as the two leaders are expected to butt heads on everything from cybercrime to human rights
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Putin is expected to bring up human rights in the U.S. by pointing to last summer’s anti-police riots. You’d never see anything like that in Russia, Putin will probably say. This is because

... because Russians unlike Woke Americans and west Europeans are proud of their culture and scorn Wakandan savagery and shakedown routines
Posted by: Angick Javith6876 || 06/17/2021 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Most Russians have ancestors that were serfs before 1865.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 2:47 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Grinesing Unating7534 || 06/17/2021 6:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Russians call Biden "the American Brezhnev"

= a senile, impotent buffoon + an embarrassing symbol of the corruption and decadence of the nation's leadership
Posted by: Angailing Angavins6449 || 06/17/2021 8:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Tense? Yeah no. Putin had already gotten what he wanted so nothing was required of him. He was quite relaxed. Biden not so much.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/17/2021 10:03 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm hearing a lot about Biden constantly losing his dice while his handlers pull mid 20's trolling gags.

Putin looked terse.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/17/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Play dough Joe.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/17/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Given what Putin's dossier has on Biden and Hunter, yeah, probably 'tense'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/17/2021 20:41 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ this

You think the FSB hasn't hacked all the Biden family's communications?

Hunter = open door.

Can you say, КОМПРОМАТ?
Posted by: Wheremp Poodle8024 || 06/17/2021 20:44 Comments || Top||

Vaccines Will Be The ‘Most Important' Economic Policy This Year, IMF Chief Says
Yes, some people are determined to continue the farcity of the Chinese virus lockdown and shutdown inspired mentality, which (natch) just might continue into NEXT YEAR!!!

Behold the unpersuasive and tendentious argument coming from one of the smuggest-looking broad bureaucrats since her boss showed her self-satisfied ugly puss onto the political scene:

[CNBC] - LONDON — Vaccine policy will top all other economic polices this year as the world tries to recover from the coronavirus crisis, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday at CNBC’s Global Evolve Summit.

"Vaccine policy this year, probably next year, is going to be the most important economic policy, may beat even monetary and fiscal policy in terms of significance," Georgieva told CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore.

"A prerequisite to bring the world to a sustained high level of growth everywhere is to vaccinate all people and that’s not yet done. We have [a] two track vaccination path right now; we have to overcome that," she said.

The IMF said in April that the end of the crisis was "increasingly visible." At the time, the institution raised its economic projections for the global economy based on higher vaccination rates and the ongoing monetary and fiscal stimulus.

As a result, the IMF projected a global GDP growth of 6% for this year and 4.4% next year. But the forecasts are heavily dependent on how vaccination programs evolve, including in low-income nations.
And we all know just how reliable forecasts of all stripes have performed in the past year, don't we?
Posted by: Raj || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A new frontier in scamming, along with gerbil worming...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#2  What's all the hubbub? Vaccines are great! Like for Shingles, Polio etc. The Chicom Covid jab is an mRNA experimental genetic modification that has only EUA (Emergency Use Auth). So what if the spike protein migrates from the injection site to cause heart/ lung /repro issues...small price to pay to have an answer to "your papers please..."
Posted by: Warthog || 06/17/2021 17:42 Comments || Top||

#3  ^

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 19:25 Comments || Top||

Covid causes new environmental dilemma for India's Ganges River
[BBC] Concerns about the health of the Ganges river in India have existed for some time. Now a new environmental crisis is looming for the country’s most important water source, due to Covid.

During the second wave of the pandemic, hundreds of bodies have been buried in shallow graves along the banks of the river, near Prayagraj (also known as Allahabad) in northern India. With the monsoon season about to hit, it is feared that many of these bodies will end up in the river, polluting it even further.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 11:07:02 AM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, we'll be closing all muslim cemeteries shortly.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/17/2021 22:41 Comments || Top||

Senate body unanimously adopts bills about senior citizens and domestic violence
Passing laws is easy. Enforcing them is another kettle of locusts.
[DAILYTIMES.PK] The Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday unanimously adopted ’The Islamabad Capital Territory Senior Citizens Bill, 2021’ and ’The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2021’.The bills, which have already been passed by the National Assembly, were presented in the maiden meeting of the committee, held here at the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Waleed Iqbal.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, while presenting the bills, briefed the committee on the salient features of two bills. The committee members appreciated the efforts of the Human Rights Ministry in tabling such bills which were pivotal for the well-being of citizens.

After detailed deliberations, the members suggested some editorial amendments and thereafter the committee unanimously passed both the bills.

A report to the House in pursuance of the ruling of the Senate chairman was presented in the meeting.

Earlier, Committee Chairman Waleed Iqbal welcomed the members and stressed the need to work on human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
across party lines and beyond politics.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed highlighted the issue of curbs on media and the proposed Pakistain Media Development Authority Ordinance. Dr Mazari, however, termed it an unauthentic news, saying no such ordinance was being issued.

Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizinjo suggested that the committee should also look into the attitudes and mindset that prompted violent mostly peaceful behaviour.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Kerry assures that developed nations will make good on 2015 Paris talks pledge of $100bln to aid energy-transition effort
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Hey...I can see Vietnam from here!"
Posted by: Warthog || 06/17/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

40 years after Israeli strike, Iraq looks to build nuclear reactors
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Considering the way Iraq plays footsie with the mullahs, history may repeat...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  That's scary considering how easily isis took over a large swath of their country.
Posted by: Chris || 06/17/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

Mnuchin, Friedman opening investment office in Tel Aviv
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 10:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under:

Science & Technology
Chinese astronauts arrive at ISS rival Tiangong space station hours after launching from China, marking five years since the the nation last sent humans into space
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 08:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:

#1  People's Liberation Army Space Base is a better title.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/17/2021 12:35 Comments || Top||

Brazil has signed the Artemis accords to promise its space exploration will be peaceful and green, becoming the FIRST South American country to do so
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 07:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't Brazil have enough problems without worrying about a space program?
Posted by: Chris || 06/17/2021 9:39 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 The Alcântara Space Center (Portuguese: Centro Espacial de Alcântara, CEA), former known as Alcântara Launch Center (Portuguese: Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara,[3] is a space center and launching facility of the Brazilian Space Agency in the city of Alcântara, located on Brazil's northern Atlantic coast, in the state of Maranhão.[4] It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force (Comando da Aeronáutica). The CEA is the closest launching base to the equator.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  the Brazilian space agency’s launch site is especially attractive to smaller firms because its equatorial location cuts fuel costs by a third.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has stopped working - because a 1980s computer inside it has crashed
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No worries, the Webb space telescope will launch possibly as soon as 2235...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#2  80s Tech: Yeah, we run the most powerful telescope made on Super Breakout.

2020s Tech: Your shit from 5 years ago doesn't recognize its own battery.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/17/2021 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ We have a winner!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 10:30 Comments || Top||

#4  IIRC, NASA used Intel 8086 processors in those days because they hadn't gotten around to testing any of the more modern CPUs. It didn't have to be fast, just reliable. Now it sounds like the memory is the problem and the CPU is still OK which is pretty good after 40 years.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/17/2021 12:56 Comments || Top||

#5  The CPUs of Spacecraft Computers in Space
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2021 13:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Where are the snivelers saying AMD or ARM chips might have been better?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Plus, it runs on Windows 3.0.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/17/2021 13:51 Comments || Top||

1980's computer crashed...
I may have an 8088 based system in my hord.
Given NASA"s budget.. would asking k $20k
for parts and $22 Million for the service call be in the bid window?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/17/2021 13:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Where are the snivelers saying AMD or ARM chips might have been better?

AMD's overclocking rocks!
Posted by: Raj || 06/17/2021 15:20 Comments || Top||

#10  I have an old S-100 memory board around here somewhere I can give them. A huge 256Kb of paged memory.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/17/2021 16:04 Comments || Top||

#11  I thought there were a lot of rad-hardened power pc chips running around from 20 years ago.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/17/2021 19:52 Comments || Top||

#12  FYI INSPACEVADERS? UFOs may be threat to US security, lawmakers warn after briefing on military ‘sightings’

Reader Submits Photo of Hubble-Unknown Object Also Seen

I happened to be doing a google search for photos of the Hubble Telescope in orbit, when I happened to find a photo of interest. I downloaded it and pulled it up in Photoshop, where I zoomed in on the telescope.

That is when I noticed something that wasn't quite right. Something was in the picture, near the Hubble.

I began lightening the area with the Dodge Tool set on Midtones at 7%. Something began to appear and take shape. It is very strange, to say the least!

I am enclosing the original photo and a cropped version that I worked on.

Thank you,


(Editor's Note: I wrote Rog back and told him I thought the photograph was interesting. I also stated that there might be a very simple explanation for the unknown object, considering the many objects in orbit.

If any of our readers know what the second object might be, please let us know.)

Posted by: Unusock Grong1725 || 06/17/2021 20:19 Comments || Top||

#13  Did they try turning off then on?
Posted by: Slappy || 06/17/2021 21:15 Comments || Top||

#14  Did they check to see if the power cord was still plugged in?
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2021 22:05 Comments || Top||

#15  ^

Maybe Bezos could do a Prime Delivery 🚚 if it not too far out of the way, and plug it in while he's at it.
Posted by: Squinty Phonter3092 || 06/17/2021 22:25 Comments || Top||

Forget carrots! Scientists develop an ultra-thin crystal film that could allow humans to see in the DARK - and could revolutionise night vision
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Wait for a new and improved version

Posted by: Omeatle Sproing8992 || 06/17/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

A Group Of Parents Sent Their Kids' Face Masks to A Lab for Analysis. Here's What They Found
[Townhall] A group of parents in Gainesville, FL, concerned about potential harms from masks, submitted six face masks to a lab for analysis. The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria. No viruses were detected on the masks, although the test is capable of detecting viruses.

The analysis detected the following 11 alarmingly dangerous pathogens on the masks:

• Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia)
• Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)
• Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis)
• Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis)
• Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs— resistant to antibiotics)
• Escherichia coli (food poisoning)
• Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease)
• Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)
• Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires' disease)
• Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates)
• Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis)

Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.

The face masks studied were new or freshly-laundered before wearing and had been worn for 5 to 8 hours, most during in-person schooling by children aged 6 through 11. One was worn by an adult. A t-shirt worn by one of the children at school and unworn masks were tested as controls. No pathogens were found on the controls. Proteins found on the t-shirt, for example, are not pathogenic to humans and are commonly found in hair, skin, and soil.
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Given this information, you would be suicidal to wear a non-disposable mask, ever again.
Posted by: Omeatle Sproing8992 || 06/17/2021 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Comedy of errors.
Criminal, actually
Posted by: Kojo Grundy9075 || 06/17/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Welcome to the real world. Those promoting fears should all live as the boy in the bubble lived. We live in an ocean of germs. We re-breathe others air. So when you drive down a road and smell cigar or cigarette smoke what might that tell you. Then still smell these orders with the mask on.
Posted by: Dale || 06/17/2021 6:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Kids are the primary vectors of every new food and flu. Anyone who has paid attention already knew that.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/17/2021 7:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Ever notice that NO effort was ever made to treat mask disposal as a medical waste problem?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 7:33 Comments || Top||

#6  M. Murcek I see them on the ground everywhere.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/17/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Yes, they are big enough to cover the crack vials and used condoms...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#8  The truth, utterly lost to the Fauxi cabal, is we humans are dirty animals but our immune systems do just fine as long as freaks like Daszak are not being sent money to research ways to kill us all.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/17/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#9  I about belted a teacher, a neighbor, for getting on a 1st grader having his mask down for 5 seconds after a drink.

4 months ago, still pissed.

Saw someone's granddaughter, face strapped, literally climbing up her leg trying to get max distance from me, au natural.

Re-breathing bad air for 8 hours is going to be the least harmful aspect of the house arrest.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/17/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#10  humans are dirty animals but our immune systems do just fine

Healthy and active does wonders.

Sitting around the house waiting for Big Burger to show up at your door is the worst thing people could do.

We did basically fucko out here. Some people got sick, but local meds had a cocktail put together and 2 days later out the door. Caught a lot of shit for it too, not wanting to do the square dance. In total, 6 deaths with the Covid, and I'm telling ya the Fates had already granted them extra thread.

Save your kids. They are hurting.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/17/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#11  Its amazing to me how many, including Doctors, act as if we are basically wide open to infection and disease here on planet earth and catching anything is a literal death sentence as if we were in some alien environment we hadn't experienced before.

"OMG! You ate a strawberry without washing it first!!!!"

Attention: We, as humans, evolved here. this earth is our natural environment, our home. Very little here, relatively speaking, can kill us. At least very little which has not been designed in some laboratory financed by the government.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/17/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#12  Please don't blame all Doctors. We are NOT all woke. Personally I'm WOKE when I hear the rooster crow...
Posted by: Lemuel Gray4629 || 06/17/2021 12:55 Comments || Top||

#13  Healthy and active does wonders. Sitting around the house waiting for Big Burger to show up at your door is the worst thing people could do.

We did basically fucko out here. Some people got sick, but local meds had a cocktail put together and 2 days later out the door. Caught a lot of shit for it too, not wanting to do the square dance. In total, 6 deaths with the Covid, and I'm telling ya the Fates had already granted them extra thread.

Save your kids. They are hurting.


Thank you for this. I wish our leaders had as much common sense -- called 'common' because it's so rare -- as you and yours.

What extraordinary stupidity we've witnessed these past 15 months.
Posted by: Snavish B. Hayes2802 || 06/17/2021 20:33 Comments || Top||

#14  Attention: We, as humans, evolved here

That's the crux of it. Most of those bugs are facultative pathogens - meaning they'd happily eat or kill you, but your body has evolved defenses to keep them under control. And if not, we've got modern medicine to fight back with. So bring it, you little microbial *bleep*ers!

As for children being self-propelled disease vectors, that has to be totally unsurprising if you know any actual children.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/17/2021 21:20 Comments || Top||

Israeli startup brings hi-tech to reading glasses
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Israeli camouflage tech makes soldiers ‘invisible'
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