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Suicide car bomber has attacked French troops patrolling in central Mali, wounding six soldiers
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Teacher stabs her colleague to death in a knife fight at Russian summer camp after the women argued over who was best at the job
Russians!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 08:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If the camp is about outdoor survival, I think we have a winner.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2021 14:01 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^

Reason I never dated Russian Women.
Posted by: Bugs Snuter9434 || 06/22/2021 21:54 Comments || Top||


Prince Andrew's ex Lady Victoria Hervey reveals Ghislaine Maxwell showed her how to give oral sex and tells how the accused Epstein pimp was 'very pally' with Bill Clinton during a dinner party together, in new documentary
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 07:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let's see those videos. Of Slick Willie (sans his willy)
Posted by: Pancho Lover of the Chinese7228 || 06/22/2021 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Lady Victoria Hervey has no internet access? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2021 10:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Slick Willie was a cross dresser.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/22/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Bugs Snuter9434 || 06/22/2021 21:52 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Minnesota girl, 9, slams school board for violating its own ban on political posters by displaying BLM posters and photo of young poet at Biden's inauguration on walls of her school
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] The pushback accelerates. That little girl gave a Platonic ideal of a fiery political speech. Watch the video at the link.
  • The little girl, known as Novalee, spoke on June 8 at the Lakeville Area School board meeting in Minneapolis

  • She attacked the board for banning political posters, then putting up BLM ones

  • Novalee told them: 'You have lied to me and I am very disappointed in all of you'

  • She said BLM was 'about getting rid of police officers, rioting, burning buildings down'

  • She urged the board to remove the posters, which she said made kids racist
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "The wolf will live with the lamb, ... and a little child will mock them for being the dumbasses they are."
-- Isaiah 11:6, Not KJV
Posted by: SteveS || 06/22/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^^
Nice to see the CEV edition* in action,
but don't recall, "mock.... etc."
You must have the most up-to-date version,
commonly called "The Salty Sailor Edition",
I must get a copy, it really brings things alive...

*for those unfamiliar
CEV is the Contemporary English Version of the Bible, published by American Bible Society.
Posted by: Grart Dribble9203 || 06/22/2021 12:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Heroic young lady. Now doomed to 'cancellation.'
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/22/2021 15:06 Comments || Top||


Most big cities have become more racially segregated: study
h/t Instapundit
[NYP]- An alarming new report has revealed that a majority of the country’s biggest cities are even more segregated today than they were more than 30 years ago.

Nearly 81% of the country’s metropolitan centers — 169 out of 209 cities — are more segregated than in 1990, according to a new study, with cities such as Providence, Rhode Island, and Salt Lake City, Utah, seeing notable increases.

Cities considered the most segregated include New York — which ranks No. 1 — as well as Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, among others.

While a few Southern cities are considered some of the most segregated metropolitan areas in the US — such as Miami (ranking No. 5) and New Orleans (tied for No. 10 with Beaumont-port Arthur Texas) — others in the region also saw the greatest decrease, including Miami, as well as Savannah, Georgia, and San Antonio, Texas.

The new report by the University of California Berkeley’s Othering & Belonging Institute, which "flies in the face of prevailing perceptions that the US has become less segregated since the Civil Rights era," found that a majority of regions with more than 200,000 residents were more segregated in 2019 than they were in 1990.
Structural racism in action? 😃
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 05:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It can probably be said with some accuracy, 'multi-tribal societies' are indeed a challenge.

The integration of the Khoisan (people who speak Africa's clicking languages) may provide some insights. They've been around for some 60,000 years and may speak the earliest known form of human communication. Modern integration into African society, very difficult.

It might be instructive to note the lack of Khoisan inclusion does not appear to have been negatively impacted by white colonialism. Causation then, must be found elsewhere.


Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2021 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2 
Could have saved the $$$$$.

It has been pretty obvious since the 70's that the Democrats hit on the idea of using Metro areas to congregate their voter plantation.

Since the Metro areas have the highest voter population they become controlling Voter districts and whoever is feeding and housing them usually gets their votes.

Votes than allow control of funding, appointments and election (FULTON Co. GA) results.

It also makes Metro Areas the ruling voice, despite a greater but spread out population, over the entire state.

eg. GA State Political Districts Atlanta v. surrounding counties..

Augusta GA. which stupidly consolidated the City and County. An to make sure the Downtown Minority Ran city controlled it all sliced the voting district up to give city voters greater say.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/22/2021 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  South Korea: Swapping Seoul megacity isolation for village life
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  what's alarming about it? I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't want to live next to ppl throwing up gang signs all their other shit.
Posted by: Chris || 06/22/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#5  That's what happens when people don't respect gender choice!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 06/22/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#6  If the Electoral College system was eliminated and the US were to have simply a popular vote totality to selected the next President (even if the elections were actually honest) America's 20-40 biggest cities would control the nation permanently Voter plantations become the feudal power centers and all the rest of us are tax farms and serfs. Representative democracy under a Republic with 3 co-equal branches of federal government and 50 states become window dressing for a new system of race based power, and white folks aren't in charge of it. Now the military purges seem more ominous...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/22/2021 12:59 Comments || Top||

#7  ^^^
Supports Premise

Posted by: Gloper Spealet3785 || 06/22/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Distribution of Men & Women by population

Posted by: Gloper Spealet3785 || 06/22/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

#9  If the Electoral College system was eliminated and the US were to have simply a popular vote totality to selected the next President (even if the elections were actually honest) America's 20-40 biggest cities would control the nation permanently

Not if you replace "winner take all" with proportional representation - which, naturally, leads to multiparty system.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 13:36 Comments || Top||


Vancouver School Board Is Eliminating Honors Programs To Achieve 'Equity'
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 03:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

As I understand it, there are very few Wakandans there [can't stand the climate I think, or are afraid of Mounties!], then why?

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 4:10 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Lotsa Muzzies
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 4:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Pakis most likely. And Indians too. We're not sending them our best you see.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 4:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I believe nearly 30% of the population is Chinese or Asian. The Asian propensity for study and academic achievement may contribute to this 'everyone gets a trophy' mindset.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2021 5:35 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Oh so it's Canadians missing out on the trophy! Ha!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 5:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Eliminating government programs would be a shortcut to achieving 'equity,' just sayin'
Posted by: badanov || 06/22/2021 7:21 Comments || Top||

#7  What they're saying is "We can't and won't do our job".
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2021 7:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Everybody is Valedictorian!
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/22/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||


Nellis Air Force Base Hosts First-Ever Drag Queen Show: ‘Essential to the Morale, Readiness'
[Breitbart] Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada recently hosted its first-ever drag queen show at one of its on-base dining and entertainment clubs, according a base spokesperson.
We'd never have made it to the Elbe without drag queen shows. Everybody knows that.
Nellis Air Force Base said in an email statement to Breitbart News:

Nellis Air Force Base and the 99th Air Base Wing hosted its first-ever drag show Thursday, June 17, at the Nellis Club. The event was sponsored by a private organization and provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the history and significance of drag performance art within the LGBT+ community.

Ensuring our ranks reflect and are inclusive of the American people is essential to the morale, cohesion, and readiness of the military. Nellis Air Force Base is committed to providing and championing an environment that is characterized by equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

The drag queen show came to light after Air Force veteran podcaster "BK" posted a digital flyer for the event that read: "DRAG-U-NELLIS" and "CLASS IS IN SESSION."

"Discover the significance of Drag in the LGBT+ Community at the Nellis Club," it said.

It was scheduled for Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m. and "Sponsored by the Nellis Top 3."

The "Top 3" at Nellis Air Force Base is a social and professional organization established to "enhance the morale, esprit de corps, of all enlisted personnel assigned to the Wing and to facilitate cooperation between members of the top three enlisted grades," according to its private Facebook page.

"The base Top III will provide a forum for its members to meet, share personal experiences and expertise, and assist one another. It may function as an added channel of communication within the chain of command, between the commander, and the enlisted force on Nellis AFB," it said.

One person who attended the drag queen show posted on her social media account, "Had a fun night ... at a drag Queen show at nellis afb last night."

The Nellis Club, according to the Nellis Force Support Squadron website, is a consolidated club offering a "versatile dining and entertainment experience for all its members."
Posted by: Angaick Flurong7347 || 06/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Damn - down $1 already.
Posted by: Raj || 06/22/2021 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  So what - I've participated in drag queen show in IDF. In fact, one of our prime ministers is famous for cross-dressing in his youth.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 3:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Adventures in Asia
to hi-falutin' NATO Brawls;
those magnificent men
in their flying U-Hauls.

And what reward on earth?
Homely, figuresque dolls?
Hehh! Give 'em dances
with the bustiest RuPauls!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 3:26 Comments || Top||

#4  ^
Very good poetry,
your mind is like a pinball machine
fast rolling steel ball, flippers,
gutters, sound, lights, points tally.
Entertaining... Elton John B-Proud.


Posted by: Don Vito Glaimp8253 || 06/22/2021 3:53 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Snereque Whimp5481 || 06/22/2021 3:57 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ 😀
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 3:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Commander Krill...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/22/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Doesn’t surprise me; guess those spiffy ascots the flyboys wear ain’t so spiffy no mo’….
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/22/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#9  Used to be Drags were held at the speedway.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#10  #2 d(r)essed as a Japanese schoolgi(r)l, no doubt
Posted by: Unolumble Dark Lord of the Visigoths4388 || 06/22/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#11  ^swan lake
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 06/22/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#12  An anime version of Swan Lake sounds... interesting.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/22/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#13 
Unless they pack-up and hit the road with this act,
they are nothing more than local Jamón serrano.

Lets keep it local, lest it be a yet undiscovered
symptom of CoVid 19-20-21, then the whole country
will be Phuketted.
Posted by: Gloper Spealet3785 || 06/22/2021 12:46 Comments || Top||

#14  #12 There was no anime in the 70es, yea Philistine!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#15  Moral Officer went through a lot of work to make this happen, and I don't see your name on the registration Lieutenant; we have a problem here?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2021 15:18 Comments || Top||

#16  Loyd Austin.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/22/2021 18:12 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Christ The Redeemer repair (short video)
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2021 10:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under:


Rescue team 'save' inflatable woman found floating in Japanese harbour after it's mistaken for a drowning woman
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fight ensued over who got to take 'her' home.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/22/2021 15:01 Comments || Top||

#2  A lonely old hikikomori,
A window, a dive. "Herro, dorry!"
"It wasn't my wish
To be saved like a fish
Or memento." Throws back. "Thanks!" "So sorry!"
Posted by: Menhadden Shomomp7752 || 06/22/2021 17:43 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Inanimate, or, A Comedy of Modern Edo
Posted by: Menhadden Shomomp7752 || 06/22/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Hikikomori...

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 21:41 Comments || Top||


Homeowner who fortified his mailbox with metal and concrete after repeated vandalism is sued by driver who was left paralyzed after crashing into it and flipping his truck in Ohio
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 07:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From the looks of the truck, the driver was traveling too fast for weather conditions. Wouldn't have look any different than hitting a tree.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#2  "Cletus." Really.
Posted by: Grirong Clusotch9970 || 06/22/2021 8:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Counter sue for emotional distress for the loss of an excellent mail box.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/22/2021 9:16 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ And loss of essential mail led to millions in losses.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ missed his Publishers Clearing House winning entry.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2021 10:04 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Not to mention getting sideways with the Record Club of America.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/22/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Letter about Uncle Angus' death and the ranch in Nebraska.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Black Ice; is that like Thunderbird?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#9  ^^^^^ Hell yeah!
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/22/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||

#10  Now consider if, instead of a mailbox, it was simply someone standing by the side of the road. Would he still sue the person's estate?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/22/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||

#11 
Lawyer knows his only 50/50 hope of any money is if he can settle out of court with the homeowners insurance company.

As one civil court lawyer said: Next time put a small sign on the side of it that explains it is reinforced due to repeated destruction. The vandal or driver not controlling his/her/it vehicle won't read it anyway, but the warning sign was posted.

BTW: Mailboxes once installed are the property of the US Postal Service and fall under FBI Law Enforcement authority.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/22/2021 16:18 Comments || Top||

#12  As P2K said: "Wouldn't have look any different than hitting a tree." Or a bridge, retaining wall, house or some other erected structure? In many States you have to get past thresholds of fault in civil courts.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/22/2021 16:24 Comments || Top||

#13  So, who can afford a better lawyer?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 16:30 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Colorado police officer and 'Samaritan' are shot dead by a gunman in a Denver suburb - with shooter then killed by police
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 07:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Tally

2 Souls to Heaven - God Bless you, May you rest in peace, may God help your families and friends find relief now and in the future.

1 Soul to Hell - Eternity is not enough time for you to remain in this realm of Hades you chose to guide yourself to here on earth.

Posted by: Zebulon the Really Smart4749 || 06/22/2021 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  We will hear a lot about this story if (and only if) the dead gunman was of low albedo.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/22/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Texas Governor Says Anyone Entering Texas Illegally Will Be Arrested During Border Security Summit (video)
[YouTube] Texas Governor Greg Abbott holds a press conference on border security and introduces measures to crack down on illegal immigration.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2021 06:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
250 homes damaged in flooding in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, for a week they have not been able to cope with the consequences of heavy rains, and on the eve of heavy rainfall fell in Bukovina.

As a result of bad weather in Ukraine flooded 240 houses in Chernivtsi and Dnipropetrovsk regions, reports GSCHS in Monday, June 21.

So, in the Chernivtsi region, 29 residential buildings and 87 household plots in 15 settlements remain flooded. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, 23 private houses and 102 households are partially flooded.

It is also noted that the day before, as a result of bad weather, local roads with a total length of about 30 km and the road surface of 9 bridges in 29 settlements were partially damaged (travel to settlements is provided). There are no casualties or injuries as a result of the bad weather.

35 people and 18 pieces of equipment (including 7 motor pumps) were involved in eliminating the consequences of bad weather from the State Emergency Service. In total, about 1,160 square meters of water was pumped out from 63 household plots and 51 residential buildings. The work on pumping water continues.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, during the day on June 20, the divisions of the State Emergency Service pumped out 56,288 square meters of water (since the beginning of work - 605 thousand 218 square meters of water). The work on pumping water continues, 21 people and 21 units have been attracted from the department. equipment (including 14 motor pumps).
Posted by: badanov || 06/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under:


UN local rights group suspended in Belarus
Direct translation of the article. Edited.

MINSK , June 21, 2021 , 17:43 - REGNUM

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Minsk has suspended its activities. The political leadership of Belarus has declared the undesirability of the presence in the post-Soviet republic of a senior human rights adviser to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Thus, the official Minsk achieved what it wanted, being in a protracted and acute conflict with the UN Human Rights Council.

Speaking on June 21 at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet stated: "The situation in Belarus continues to deteriorate."

She drew attention to the fact that in Belarus there are "severe restrictions on civil space, including the right to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association", the security forces are carrying out "raids against civil society and independent media."

The authorities of the post-Soviet republic are under attack not only by human rights activists and journalists, but also by civic activists. Unacceptable measures are being taken against them, which is why the High Commissioner "continues to receive numerous reports of arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and ill-treatment”.

Bachelet also said that she regrets the official Minsk decision that negatively affected the work of the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry does not comment on the situation.

The National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) was approved by the government of Belarus in 2016. It was announced as a comprehensive document. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry periodically reported on the success of its implementation against the background of directly opposite assessments coming from the Belarusian public and international organizations. For many years, official Minsk has refused to recognize the mandate of the UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights in Belarus.

Posted by: badanov || 06/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under:


Serbs finger Russian special forces for ammo plant explosion.
Direct translation of the article

BELGRADE , 22 June 2021 , 00:28 - REGNUM

It is possible that Russian special services are behind the explosions at the Svoboda ammunition factory in the Serbian town of Cacak. This suspicion was voiced on June 21 by the expert of the Institute of International and National Security (Serbia) Darko Trifunovic on the air of the Serbian TV channel Prva.

Trifunovic recalled that all production lines at the Svoboda factory have been updated, and that even Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic doubted that the explosions were accidental, since they occurred in rooms where there is no electrical wiring.

“I would organize an investigation for sabotage,” Trifunovic said, adding that similar incidents have recently occurred in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

"Bulgaria and the Czech Republic are investigating the Russian secret service of the GRU and their Unit 29155 (PDF), which is suspected of organizing explosions at military depots, about which they believed that they were delivering (artillery) weapons to Ukraine," Trifunovich said.

On the same day, the Serbian journalist and politician Zoran Ostoich, on the air of the Pink TV channel, repeated the thesis that Russian special services could be behind the explosions at the Svoboda factory, but he did not rule out that what happened could be a signal to the Serbian leadership after the visit British Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace. "I would associate this with the visit of the British minister and with the agreement that he signed with Vucic on counteracting foreign malignant influence," said Ostoich.

Let us remind you that the owner of the Pink TV channel Zeljko Mitrovic is considered one of the close associates of Alexander Vucic. The former wife of the President of Serbia, Ksenia Vucic, is the director of one TV channel of the Pink media corporation - Pink 3.
Posted by: badanov || 06/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nothing more need be said... 'Serbs Finger Russian Special Forces' (period)
Posted by: Don Vito Glaimp8253 || 06/22/2021 2:57 Comments || Top||


Putin Tells Off wakandan Journalist Whining About Navalny : 'BLM Pogroms' And The Like Not Welcome In Russia
[Russia Insight] Russian President Vladimir Putin answered journalists' questions after the end of talks with President of the United States of America Joseph Biden.

'We feel for the Americans, but we don't want the same in Russia!'



Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese Academy of Science Nominates Wuhan Virology Lab For Prestigious 2021 Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize
[The Last Refuge] The Chinese Academy of Science is rewarding the Wuhan Institute of Virology for an outstanding contribution toward scientific achievement due to their cutting edge bio-research in the creation of SARS-CoV-2. The Chinese Communist Party wishes to celebrate the stunning success of Wuhan team for creating the COVID-19 global panic that has led to trillions in global wealth redistribution.

CHINA — The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has been listed as one of the candidates for the 2021 Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of CAS for its achievement in identifying the COVID-19 pathogeny.

China’s "bat woman" Shi Zhengli, and Yuan Zhiming, director of the WIV’s Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory were selected as the outstanding contributors of the WIV group candidates.
Posted by: Glereger Bumble2153 || 06/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  At long last, the 'pandemic' reaches the trolling phase...
Posted by: Raj || 06/22/2021 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry for the three-peat!
Posted by: Raj || 06/22/2021 0:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Apology accepted and duplicates deleted. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/22/2021 0:16 Comments || Top||

#4  WEll they did manage to kill millions of people - and get away with it (so far - and with help by Dr. Fraudci).
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/22/2021 0:30 Comments || Top||

#5  A satire, thank G*d.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 3:12 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ How so? Global Times is the Chinese Commie's official English language mouthpiece.
Posted by: Glereger Bumble2153 || 06/22/2021 3:26 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Ah
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 3:43 Comments || Top||

#8  My mistake. So, adding insult to injury.
In all fairness, do you expect Chinese to feel anything but contempt for country preoccupied with LGBTQ rights & structural racism - attempting to explain difference in outcomes while ignoring differences in IQ?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 5:14 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ No, why should they.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2021 5:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Chinese feel contempt for everything and everyone who did not come out of Pan Gu's arse.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2021 5:49 Comments || Top||

#11  /\ Well of course there is that.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2021 6:05 Comments || Top||

#12  KUDO's to the writer(s) efforts to put this together, the subtle wit and ability in doing a Political Drive-By with such grace, surely deserves phrase.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/22/2021 6:52 Comments || Top||

#13  So, sort of like our Academy Awards.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

#14  You mean I'm down $2?
Posted by: Raj || 06/22/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Major plan to build a US standing force on Australia's doorstep to take on China - and Aussie troops, ships and bases could all be asked to sign up
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 08:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Take the troops from Europe
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/22/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Location to be announced someday?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/22/2021 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Of course, if you don't think your troops are ideologically reliable, it makes sense to send them as far away from Fort Pelosi as possible.
Posted by: Matt || 06/22/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Excellent idea to go where our national interests and alliances actually make sense. America must be a Pacific nation and secure it from Chinese dominance.
Plans however, are not facts, and the Presidium at Kalorama may tell SecDeaf Austin to cool it,
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/22/2021 12:46 Comments || Top||


Economy
Private colleges across America can't pay their bills
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 13:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is well known. " Smaller, nonurban liberal arts schools take the brunt of the shrinking student body". Liberals don't have children. Save the planet has a price. I read somewhere 50% of liberal colleges will be gone is a very short period of time. Meaningless degrees with no application to be employed. Just means they have the ability to learn so on the job training required but do they want to work?. HA, now there's the rub.
Posted by: Dale || 06/22/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#2  End the student loan program and see how many public institutions of 'higher learning' stay around. Most states can't afford to run that deep into the red floating the places.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||

#3  ^2. Yep. Btoke in a week.
Posted by: Huperemp Lumumba2607 || 06/22/2021 22:51 Comments || Top||

#4  End the student loan program

It needs to be limited to studies that lead to well paid careers that will pay back the loans and add to the tax base. Also limit the amount and watch tuition drop like a rock.
Posted by: Lemuel Black3983 || 06/22/2021 23:04 Comments || Top||


Great White North
Quebec Govt To Stop Playing American Pop Songs
That's quite a coincidence. I've stopped listening to them.
[Citizens Free Press] La musique de nos artistes, on en est fiers. J'annonce donc que notre gouvernement va inciter les ministères et sociétés d'État à diffuser de la musique et des chansons québécoises dans leurs édifices.

De plus, nous investissons 1,1M$ dans le projet Écoute mon album de @ADISQ_. pic.twitter.com/oEOWrzK4Bt

— Nathalie Roy (@NathalieRoyCAQ) June 20, 2021

Only music by Quebec artists will be played in provincial government buildings and on phone lines starting immediately. The policy change comes after cultural minister Nathalie Roy was "shocked" to hear an American singer warbling in English while she was on hold with the ministry she heads.
They mean it to be a slap in the Yankee face, no doubt, but it’s not as if the Americans will notice the lost sales, and local musicians always need more exposure. It would be lovely if the American governors would do the same for the musicians in their states. Does the lady mean something like this, which is clearly not at all derivative of American musical forms:


Posted by: Bubba Glesh8114 || 06/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...to hear an American singer warbling in English

Katy Perry, right?
Posted by: Raj || 06/22/2021 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  See, nobody is all bad.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 3:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Canada: Fire destroys two Catholic churches on indigenous land
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 8:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Now if the Québécois could just learn how to speak French ...
Posted by: Gomez Angerelet1106 || 06/22/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#5  I seldom agree with the Quebec government, but... I guess a stopped clock is right once (or twice) a day.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/22/2021 15:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Quebecois don't want to be Canadians and the French consider them French.
Posted by: magpie || 06/22/2021 20:33 Comments || Top||

#7  /\"...French don't consider them French."
Posted by: magpie || 06/22/2021 20:34 Comments || Top||

#8 
St Pierre & Miquelon - Current French Territories In North America

If you are craving a taste of France, you may be surprised to know that you can get a bite sized version much closer to home than you think. Only a quarter of the flight distance of New York City to Paris, the tiny French overseas territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon sits off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost province.

Despite the seemingly secluded nature of the islands, Saint Pierre and Miquelon has a long history, rubbing shoulders with smugglers, sailors and imperial powers. Only 300 kilometers from Newfoundland's capital, St. Johns, these islands offer the culture of Metropolitan France in North America
Posted by: Chesney B. Hayes2826 || 06/22/2021 20:44 Comments || Top||

#9 
Very enjoyable Jazz radio station on the islands, can be found broadcasting on the internet... go look for it, now that you have gotten a clue...
Posted by: Chesney B. Hayes2826 || 06/22/2021 20:47 Comments || Top||

#10 
Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon la 1ère


Correction: eclectic variety of music - pop - oldies - jazz etc.

In English and what have you language....

Old Flag of the Islands
Posted by: Chesney B. Hayes2826 || 06/22/2021 21:19 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
PM Imran Khan speaks over rising rape cases in country
[NATION.PK] In an interview with Axion, HBO on Sunday, the Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistain: Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
, while referring to the rising rape cases in the country, said that if a woman wears fewer clothes, it will have an impact on men. During the interview, which was released on Monday, the premier spoke over multitudes of issues ranging from military bases; the Afghan grinding of the peace processor, and Pakistain's counteractive strategy towards the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic.

However,
Switzerland makes more than cheese...
his statements over women's dressing and temptation received overwhelming attention and criticism on social media.

Referring to the prime minister's earlier remarks on rising vulgarity in the country that had triggered a backlash on social media, Swan asked:

"On increasing vulgarity, you said it will have consequences, and you were accused of rape victim-blaming. How do you respond to that?"

Defending the criticism against himself, the prime minister responded, "it is such nonsense".

He said, "I never said veils: this was never said. I said the concept of pardah is [to] avoid temptation in society. We don't have discos here, we don't have nightclubs."

"So this is a completely different society, a way of life here. So, if you raise temptation in the society to the point, and all these young guys have nowhere to go, it has consequences on the society," he added.

Swan asked, "Do you think what women wear--that, that's part of any temptation?"

"If a woman is wearing very few clothes, it will have an impact on men," said the PM. "Unless they're robots. I mean, it's common sense."

"Yes, but will it really provoke acts of sexual violence?" asked Swan.

"It depends which society you live in," said the premier. "If in a society, people haven't seen that sort of a thing, it will have an impact on them," he added.

Various leaders of Pak political forefront and professionals belonging from various walks of life have given their perspectives over the prime minister’s statements.


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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Health Ministry chief backs masks in crowded places amid COVID surge
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 05:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gantz orders IDF to keep COVID epidemiological investigation unit open
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2021 5:23 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Israel faces Covid surge as virus circulates even among vaccinated
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/22/2021 12:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under:

#1  these may be asymptomatic or low symptom cases as the number of deaths is averaging in the low single digits
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/22/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||


#3  #2 yes, and I'm surprised that information got out. The numbers are dramatically increasing in many health related medical issues.
Posted by: Dale || 06/22/2021 14:17 Comments || Top||

#4  & why vaccination is so key.
AFAICT they have not yet addressed whether the vaccine response on the brain is similar to the apparent virus response. (Or whether it varies according to the vaccine.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/22/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Wear The Damn Mask!
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/22/2021 18:13 Comments || Top||


US Navy's new $166B submarine fleet is hobbled by faulty parts wearing out DECADES earlier than expected
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2021 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Advice:

Order at least a gross of these,
lest the submarine fleet goes,
'Glub, glub'.

Posted by: Punky Splashing3445 || 06/22/2021 2:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Navy procurement has been a scandal since the Greatest Generation retired (who remembered why you did it right and didn't bleed on the next technology).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Procopius, suggested rewrite: Navy has been a scandal...
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 06/22/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4 


Did a ITSEC consulting gig at the Rotten-Grotten GD Electric Boat yard back in the later 90's. Everything I saw and heard while there, proved to me they had total traceability of all parts from creation to installation and its lifecycle afterwards.

Note: These boats are already approaching 20+ year lifecycle. Couple that with their missions, number of dives and combat training simulations. Yes Parts will fail given the heavy and strenuously use.

But as long nothing fails in the "Forest" and there is still a Bubble, it can be fixed.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/22/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||

#5  The entire DoD procurement operation has been a scandal since at least the 60s.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/22/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ The 1960's until today probably heralds the 'hay day', but the dynamic pre-dates the 1960's a bit:

Most of the equines sent to South Africa came from the United States. From October 1899 to June 1902, 109,878 horses and 81,524 mules were shipped from New Orleans in 65 different British steamships making 166 voyages at an average cost of US$597,978 per month for each of the 32 months of the war. It was one of the largest global transports of animals in history.

Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2021 10:24 Comments || Top||

#7  The more they try to "reform" the more bureaucratically sceloteric it gets.
Posted by: magpie || 06/22/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

#8  ^--- By Design.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/22/2021 18:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Running out of Baking Soda are they?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/22/2021 19:49 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian drought puts Assad's 'year of wheat' in peril
[AlAhram] The agricultural blow and lack of funds to finance the imports will add to pressure on a Syrian economy already reeling from the war and buckling under the pressure of US sanctions, and the COVID-19 pandemic

The "year of wheat" campaign pushed by Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
is in jeopardy after low rainfall risked leaving an import gap of at least 1.5 million tonnes, according to preliminary estimates by officials and experts.
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