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Taliban capture Afghanistan's main Tajikistan border crossing
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
'Compromising' fetish pics led Colorado dad to kill teen son, prosecutors claim
[NYPOST] An enraged Colorado father killed his 13-year-old son after the boy found "compromising" photos of him eating feces from a diaper
Ugh! Ugh! Retch! Ralf! Spit! Ptooey! Yuck!
while wearing women’s underwear, prosecutors allege.

The murder trial of Mark Redwine, 59, began Monday with opening statements by prosecutors who claim he flew into a rage when his teenage son, Dylan, may have mentioned or shown him the sordid photos the night he was killed in November 2012, the Denver Post reported.

"A damaged relationship, exposed with compromising photographs, photographs in the hands of a 13-year-old who is disgusted by it, which triggered a violent mostly peaceful rage in the defendant," prosecutor Fred Johnson said.
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#3  ^ I guess it's a better title than the original - Fat Furries.
Posted by: Clavilet Unort8876 || 06/23/2021 11:52 Comments || Top||


#5  The USOC should be put on notice that any effort at all to do such a protest will bring a total end to US taxpayer money flowing to the "games," and a permanent end to any tax breaks that the organization receives.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/23/2021 19:29 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
US Navy destroyer captain was FIRED for bullying subordinates by repeatedly calling them 'f***ing retarded', 'useless' and 'stupid'
  • Fired US Navy commander Frank Azzarello's abusive language and insults towards his subordinates 'crossed professional lines and constituted harassment'

  • That conclusion was drawn by a recently released command investigation

  • Azzarello was relieved of his duty in January on destroyer USS Forrest Sherman reportedly for taking home a seized enemy rifle as a trophy for his ship's wardroom without following procedure

  • But a the command investigation found he referred to his junior officers as 'f–king retarded,' 'useless' and 'stupid'

  • Azzarello's lawyer said the investigation contained 'false allegations' and the junior officers were 'inadequately trained before the ship's deployment'
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 3:05:18 PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well. Were they?

Generation Selfie should be fruiting about now.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2021 15:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Did they find the second set of keys to the strawberry locker?

1984 wasn't meant to be a 'how to' manual. The Cain Mutiny wasn't meant to be a 'leadership' guide. But in these times....?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2021 18:53 Comments || Top||

#3  It’s hard to find good employees.
Posted by: Xyz || 06/23/2021 21:32 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Emergency crew rescues sex doll after mistaking it for drowning woman
[NYPOST] They issued an SOS = save our sex doll. A team of emergency rescue divers was flummoxed after responding to the scene of a nude "drowning woman" — only to discover that it was actually a floating life-sized sex doll.

The uproarious gaffe was chronicled on Twitter by YouTuber Natsuki Tanaka, who had initially believed she was witnessing a real-life rescue in the city of Hachinohe off of Japan’s Northeast Coast, Kotaku reported.

"While filming a fishing video, I thought a dead body floating in the water had washed up, but it was a blow-up doll," Tanaka wrote about the strange scene, which occurred last week.

The influencer — yes, she has more than 272,000 subscribers on YouTube — added that someone else had mistakenly phoned the authorities over the "drowning" woman, prompting a "Blues Brothers"-esque army of emergency services to arrive, ready to rescue what they thought was a person in peril.

Indeed, accompanying photos show multiple fire and rescue brigades, police, and an ambulance working to dredge the dummy from the water in front of a crowd of onlookers.

Thankfully the adult toy was "rescued safely," according to Tanaka.


Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
The Damsel in Distress

Posted by: Jiper Shomock6839 || 06/23/2021 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2 
Its one of those articles that target rich for one liners.

It wasn't a "Happy Ending".

Well that kinda blew up in their face.

They are trying to patch things up.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/23/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  How long can she hold her breath?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Katy Perry is having a good news week.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Just the opposite happened here. A blow-up doll was reported to be floating in a sewage pond behind a trailer park. When maintenance men came to get it out they found a woman's body.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/23/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Shroedinger's Inflatable Girl - you have to rescue her to find out if she is real or blow-up.

Also, even though we are all laughing, it was good practice for the rescue squad.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2021 14:04 Comments || Top||

#7  If they are doing it right, it will end up being a scarecrow for the Rookies as a CPR certification device.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2021 14:28 Comments || Top||


Euro 2020 host Paola Ferrari in underwear controversy after 'Basic Instinct' moment
[NYPOST] Italian TV presenter Paola Ferrari went viral after many thought she’d accidentally flashed the whole of Italia.

The face of Italian Euro 2020 coverage has been compared to Sharon Stone in "Basic Instinct" after an X-rated leg-crossing incident — but she denies that she wasn’t wearing underwear, unlike Stone in the blockbuster movie.

Rai presenter Ferrari was dressed in a long black gown with her legs crossed on the show.

At one point, she switched legs, and some viewers suggested the 60-year-old had gone commando.

But the experienced journalist has quashed the rumors, explaining she "prefers health and hygiene."

"It has gone viral, they are using more VAR (for this incident) than on the field at the European Championships," Ferrari said. "It happened but it’s nothing serious."

Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gotta say - she's hot regardless of age, panties or no.
Posted by: Raj || 06/23/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't see a problem.

Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#3  genItalian TV
Posted by: Ebbavitch Scourge of the Boskonians6705 || 06/23/2021 17:49 Comments || Top||


Deputies' 'remarkable' rescue of teen jumping from overpass caught on bodycam video
[FoxNews] Deputies in Florida saved a 17-year-old girl on Sunday as the teen stood overlooking an overpass and threatened to jump in a heart-pounding rescue all recorded on bodycam.

The teen’s father called the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at 6 a.m. to report that his daughter was threatening to hurt herself before leaving their Palm Coast home, the sheriff’s office said. The girl, whom authorities did not identify, stated "I can’t do this anymore" and ran down the street
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:


Spiro Mounds: North America's lost civilisation
An now for something happily different:
[BBC] A treasure lost to time: Looters destroyed America's largest collection of Native American relics. Now, many have been reunited in a new museum exhibit.

The story of the long-forgotten Spiro settlement seems particularly timely. It tells of a people desperately trying to adapt to a changing climate that would ultimately destroy their society. And at a moment when interest in Indigenous communities is growing, it's a chance to marvel at the craftsmanship and sophistication of a forgotten nation whose trade routes snaked thousands of miles across the continent. Spiro's treasures include engraved conch shells from the Florida Keys, copper breastplates from the Great Lakes and beads from the Gulf of California.

Spiro was home to a ceremonial centre for a loosely aligned confederation of mound-building nations called the Mississippian Culture. Together it included about 3 million people from more than 60 tribes, speaking 30 different languages.

The other principal cities were in Etowah, Georgia; Moundville, Alabama; and Cahokia, Illinois, near St. Louis, which was the biggest. These settlements rose to prominence beginning in the 800s during a period of favourable weather patterns that allowed them to create stable, agriculture-based societies, said Dennis Peterson, an archaeologist and manager of the Spiro site. Traditionally, women tended crops like corn, beans, squash and sunflowers, while men hunted small game. Spiro, located on the Arkansas River, sat at a natural passage between the east and west, and grew as a trade centre.

But around 1250, the rains became less predictable during a period known as the Little Ice Age. The cities began to crumble. To save itself, Spiro's priests made a desperate attempt to "restart the universe".

Archaeologists say the leaders rebuilt an existing royal burial mound, filling the hollow chamber with the most powerful ritual objects they had including rare minerals, feathered capes, axes and other weapons. The hope was that the ceremonial burying of sacred property would return the city to its previous state, bringing back the steady rains and long growing seasons that had let Spiro flourish.

But the drought cycle continued, and by 1450, the mound city was abandoned. The residents drifted off, their descendants joining today's Caddo Nation and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, whose territories once included parts of the US states of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:


#2 
Were these mounds named after

Spiro T Agnew

Because this is where her buried
the political bodies after
being Governor of Maryland ?

(Agnew won national recognition for speeches in which he denounced Vietnam War protesters and other opponents of the Nixon administration with colourful epithets such as “nattering nabobs of negativism” and “hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” Agnew was despised by most Democrats and sometimes drew censure even from Republicans, as he did for accusing Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic Party candidate for president in 1968, of being “soft on communism.”)
Posted by: Thrusock Slelet8628 || 06/23/2021 14:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Apocryphal apexes of aboriginals
Minuscule mounds for non-marmoreal mudhandlers
Pretentious protrusions by prehensile primitives
Posted by: Spiro T. Leakey2151 || 06/23/2021 15:11 Comments || Top||

#4  what the BBC calls the 1250 little ice age LIA) is the end of the middle age warmth period

1250 to about 1400 is the transition before the LIA
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/23/2021 18:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Thanks for the post skid. Now more reading and research for me.

Love it Spiro !
Posted by: Xyz || 06/23/2021 21:13 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
India declares 'Nepal variant' - or 'Delta plus' - to be of concern amid fears it may evade vaccines more than original strain... and it's already been spotted in Britain
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 08:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:



#3  Bennett: We are treating the situation like a new coronavirus outbreak
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 8:59 Comments || Top||

#4  The Marxists Dems in control of this country must be please to have another variant to try and "Put y'all back in chains" as once uttered by Gropey Joe.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/23/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Seems to be part of an effort to step on the carrot to grab the stick.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2021 10:07 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
'Redneck Rave' in Kentucky descends into CHAOS after a man has his throat slit, a woman is choked in a fight over a blanket and a man is impaled on a log - leading to charges for 48 people
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Tens of thousands of people attended the five-day Redneck Rave festival in the small town of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky last week

  • Dozens of attendees were charged with a range of offenses from drug trafficking to felony assault

  • Some were left seriously injured as grisly scenes unfolded at what organizers billed as 'America's wildest and craziest country party'

  • Of the more violent incidents, one man had his throat slit by a friend after a drunken fight and a man choked a woman until she passed out

  • There were multiple others who suffered severed fingers, broken bones, dislocated joints and severe lacerations at the drunken event
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 3:11:39 PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Deliverance?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 15:15 Comments || Top||

#2  It's what you get when you mix crystal meth and stupidity.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/23/2021 15:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Nobody ever invites me to parties like that, which is probably just as well.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 15:50 Comments || Top||

#4  It looks like there have been others elsewhere, so the partiers knew what they were in for — a seriously wild party.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 16:02 Comments || Top||

#5  10s of thousands and only 4 worth mentioning? Sounds like anti-redneck news.
Posted by: Skunky Sforza6766 || 06/23/2021 16:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Flamethrower in one of the first pictures looks pretty nice. I like the F Biden flag, wind caught it just perfect so you can't see the F-word but its pretty obvious (to an American at least). I wonder if the Daily Mail realized that and were trying to slander Trump fans?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/23/2021 18:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Kind of like a RedNeck "burning man"? or "Burning Man" before it became popular.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/23/2021 19:00 Comments || Top||

#8 
Take Red Neck Rave on the Road !

Portland, Oregon mayor is advertising for tourists.

With their "Defund the Police" attitude,
"Catch & Release Policy"

It could be a Blast !
Posted by: Vortigern Bourbon8348 || 06/23/2021 19:59 Comments || Top||

#9  Mostly good clean fun buy some very decent people there (r).
Common injuries in off road driving occur to the hands and arms. Sucks when branches go thru the floorboards or windows. Usually occurs in accidents. The event was an off road event FYI. #4 child bent the frame of my SXS on a stump in an overgrown hayfield awhile back. So it happens.
I think that might be my SXS on the right of the picture.
Hard to imagine most of these people voted for Mitch and Rand. But they did.
Just an anti red neck article.
Posted by: Xyz || 06/23/2021 21:01 Comments || Top||

#10  How did I not know about this in advance?
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/23/2021 21:13 Comments || Top||

#11  The Big Boob Contest ala Kentucky Derby wasn’t awful this year.
Posted by: Xyz || 06/23/2021 21:25 Comments || Top||

#12  It may be spelled 'chaos', but it is pronounced fun.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2021 21:36 Comments || Top||

#13  "What? People got hurt having fun?
Why, lovey, that just isn't done!"
"They're probably Klanners
With terrible manners--"
"Daaamn right!" "Who are you?" "Reverend Gun."
Posted by: Menhadden Bialystock7752 || 06/23/2021 22:15 Comments || Top||

#14 
Just right for the Redneck Rave crowd
Posted by: Spineque Pheanter6919 || 06/23/2021 23:35 Comments || Top||


California 'assault weapons' ban repeal blocked by 9th Circuit
[FoxNews] The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a federal district court ruling that would have repealed California's assault weapons ban.

In a Monday panel decision in Miller v. Bonta, the appellate court put the June 4 order from District Court Judge Roger Benitez old hold as the court awaits the outcome of another case. Benitez had ruled that the ban violated the Second Amendment.

"The district court’s June 4, 2021 order and judgment are stayed pending resolution of Rupp v. Bonta," the court said. "The stay shall remain in effect until further order of this court."

The Rupp case, which also deals with the assault weapons ban and has already been briefed before the Ninth Circuit, had also been put on hold as the court handles other Second Amendment cases that could effect it.

Benitez's district court order had ruled the assault weapons ban to be unconstitutional, stating that people had a right to possess modern weapons. Benitez likened the AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army Knife as being "a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment," in contrast to militaristic, "extraordinary" weapons like bazookas and machineguns.

"Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive," Benitez said.

While the court awaits a decision in the Rupp case, briefing in the Miller case is put on hold, although the Ninth Circuit did grant a request by the State of Arizona to file an amicus brief opposing California's motion to stay Benitez's ruling for the entire duration of the Miller appeal.

For now, the 9th Circuit is telling the parties to stand by and file a status report 14 days after the court issues a ruling in the Rupp case.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anyone surprised?
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/23/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Was destined for the SCOTUS anyway
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#3 

The 9th's all too well known high running average of being over turned may come to an end soon. IF Harris/Pelosi/biden get to stack the SCOTUS.

Of course there are number of other ways to adjust the legal system.... ask Epstein Hillary.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/23/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||



Left aims to defeat another pipeline, but Native American business leaders defend construction
[FoxNews] Matt Gordon, vice president of his family’s construction company in Mahnomen, Minnesota, and a member of the White Earth Nation tribe, was troubled when environmental protesters – some claiming to speak for Native Americans – vandalized his company’s equipment.

Gordon Construction is among the Native-owned companies that are contracting with the Canadian energy firm Enbridge on the construction of Line 3, a pipeline carrying oil from Canada into the United States. But climate activists – emboldened by stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline – have made Line 3 their new target.

Earlier this month, hundreds of activist descended on the construction site and many of them vandalized contractor equipment, broke into construction trailers, damaged environmental safeguards intended to control erosion and attempted to trap workers while occupying the site, according to Enbridge.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cultural Marxism has made great inroads on US tribal members.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/23/2021 17:38 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Sexual Exploitation Racket Exposed At Mozambique Women's Prison
[All Africa] Wardens at Mozambique's largest women's prison are forcing inmates to perform sexual acts and punishing those who refuse, according to a local anti-corruption organization. In a report published on June 15, 2021 by the Centre for Public Integrity, guards at the Ndlavela Women's Prison in Maputo are forcing inmates to perform sex acts with clients for between U.S.$50 and U.S.$250 cash, which the wardens pocketed.

The women are transported from the prison 'three or four times a week' and taken to guesthouses. Those who complied were offered special treatment in jail, but those who did not were "tortured," the CIP said.

Following the report's publication, Justice Minister Helena Kida has visited the prison and ordered an urgent government inquiry, the findings of which are expected in two weeks.
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Former Cote d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo Files for Divorce
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] With faces like that you know they married each other for their money.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No idea Bo Diddly transitioned.
Posted by: Shusock Unoting1985 || 06/23/2021 17:34 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Britain DENIES Russian claims that its military dropped BOMBS in the path of HMS Defender and fired warning shots at the Royal Navy Destroyer in the Black Sea off Crimea
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Russia said a patrol ship fired warning shots and an Su-24 dropped bombs in the path of HMS Defender

  • They accused it of crossing into their territorial waters off the coast of Crimea, which Britain denies

  • The Ministry of Defence said no warning shots were fired and maintain the vessel was in international waters

  • British military attaché has been summoned to the defence ministry in Moscow to explain the navy's actions
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 08:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Why the hell are they poking around Crimea? What business is it of ours?

What year do they think this is, anyway --1854?
Posted by: Percy Shusolet6908 || 06/23/2021 14:24 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Would that Her Majesty's Government had the stones to look Putin dead in the eye and say, "Then, as President Putin clearly considers that a state of war exists between our two nations, we shall respond accordingly the next time Russian aircraft approach our airspace or Russian ships approach our waters. We shall also immediately freeze all Russian assets in the United Kingdom. Good day, sir."

I suspect His Sovietness would clear up any misunderstandings PDQ.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/23/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

#4  We shall also immediately freeze all Russian assets in the United Kingdom

Dream on. The City of London can't do without Russian and other flight capital from around the world. Props up London real estate, provides liquidity to their stock and bond markets, employs tens of thousands of Londoners in other service jobs as well.

The British are no less dependent on Putin and his cronies' billions than we are on Chinese money. Not just cheap Chinese manufacturing and Treasury purchases but also Chinese flight capital, investment, students' tuition payments, real estate purchases etc in this country
Posted by: Elmonter Johnson3718 || 06/23/2021 15:02 Comments || Top||

#5  They didn't drop bombs.
The bombs just fell off the plane.
And they'd like them back, please.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/23/2021 15:35 Comments || Top||


Seven Russian Warships Are Doing Something Weird Near Hawaii
[PopularMechanics] A large Russian Navy task force, including the flagship of Moscow’s Pacific Fleet, is cruising pretty far from home: just south of Hawaii. The U.S. government, meanwhile, appears to be preparing for a major missile defense test. It sure seems like the two incidents are related

The Russian fleet consists of the guided missile cruiser Varyag the frigates Marshal Shaposhnikov and Admiral Panteleyev, and the Steregushchy-class frigates Sovershenny, Gromkiy, and Aldar Tsydenzhapov.

The tip-off to the Russian task force’s presence is the Marshal Krylov, an unarmed missile range instrumentation ship. The 692-foot-long ship is designed to sit downrange of a long-range missile test and observe with its Ship Globe (NATO nickname) missile-tracking radar. The Krylov also boasts balloon and surface/air search radars, the Tayfun-2 satellite communications system, and the Shtorm communications suite.

As of press time, the Russian ships’ last publicly known location, 35 nautical miles south of Honolulu, is 4,100 miles from their home port of Vladivostok. The Russian fleet rarely sorties this far east in strength; in fact, Varyag last traveled this far when it visited San Francisco in 2010.

This visit hasn’t gone unnoticed. As the satellite images below purport, there are three Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers escorting the Russian flotilla, as well as a Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

We also know now the Russians were responsible for the two times in the last week the Pentagon’s Pacific Air Forces command scrambled a pair of F-22 Raptors from Hawaii. In both cases, the scrambles were in response to Russian Tu-95MS "Bear" long-range bombers flying to the vicinity of—but not actually toward—Hawaii. The bombers were likely flying from Ukrainka Air Base in eastern Siberia.

What’s prompting the Russian fleet’s visit? Marco Langbroek, a highly respected Dutch space watcher, has pieced together geographic information from international governments’ Navigation Warnings, which tell mariners to avoid certain areas—defined by latitude/longitude coordinates—for a set period of time.

The information Langbroek has assembled suggests the U.S. government is conducting a missile defense test involving a simulated ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. This test will also coincide with a launch, likely of an interceptor missile, from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific. The intercept, if successful, would take place northwest of Hawaii.

A number of U.S. missile test and support ships are operating in the central Pacific. M/V Pacific Collector and M/V Pacific Tracker are two ships designed to observe missile defense tests at high altitude, collecting data to support further research.

The identity of the Sovereign is unknown. Another ship in the line above, the USNS Worthy, is a missile range instrumentation ship based at Kwajalein Atoll. The southernmost ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch, is a Guam-based, 154-foot-long fast response cutter and one of the newest in the Coast Guard.

Here’s Pacific Tracker, whose location unknown, but is likely near its home port of Portland, Oregon. Note the large domes designed to protect radar from the elements

The Russian task force is unusually large, and is probably meant to send a message to the relatively new Biden Administration. That message? As much as the rapid buildup of the Chinese Navy and China’s aggressive foreign policy generates worries, the Russians want to remind everyone they’re also a major naval power in the Pacific.

As for the test, we’ll likely know within the next 48 hours what exactly happened—and whether or not it was successful.
Posted by: Beavis || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Nah, Tisn't serious
just some
Posted by: Jiper Shomock6839 || 06/23/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2021 0:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Andrei - you've lost another submarine?
Posted by: Raj || 06/23/2021 1:01 Comments || Top||

#4  The important question is how many will need a tow home?
Posted by: Lemuel Black3983 || 06/23/2021 1:59 Comments || Top||

#5  So if they do the same for SpaceX's Starship test, which will end in the ocean around Hawaii, will we see a Starship vertical on it's Raptor engines hovering over a Russian or Chicom spy ship and melting it?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/23/2021 5:43 Comments || Top||

#6  It appears the test should be postponed until the Russian spy ships retreat back to their base.
Maybe it will be necessary for unexplained work place incidences (like the ones happening to Iran) to occur to their ships to get them to turn back home.
It appears future tests must occur without safety warnings to reduce spying opportunities.
This is why the US warned Turkey against deploying and operating S400 air defense system near Syria and Iraq.
The Russians and the Chinese should be kept from opportunities to practice and to improve their systems by tracking and observing our systems.
Posted by: boomerc || 06/23/2021 5:48 Comments || Top||

#7  I would suggest exploitation through continued safety announcements followed by frequent, last minute cancellations.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2021 5:55 Comments || Top||

#8  3dc -- why hover? Aim for center of mass and go in ballistic!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/23/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#9  Simulating the "Occupy Oahu" battle plan.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/23/2021 8:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Russians Are Doing Something Weird



Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 16:51 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ funny.. that don't look like Hawaii
Posted by: Ebbereting Squank6048 || 06/23/2021 18:14 Comments || Top||

#12 
Hello Hawaii !

We are back, did you miss us ?

We are here to Liberate Hawaii, Joe said we could after meeting with Putin couple of weeks ago...

Just a bit of history first...

In 1815 Kaumualii, King of the northern Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Niihau, asked Russia to give his kingdom protectorate status and aid it in the fight against Kamehameha I, the king of the other islands of the Hawaiian archipelago.
Kaumualii promised Russia land for a trading post and settlement. The Russians built three military forts and began exploration of the valley of Hanalei in Kauai.
However, in 1817, under pressure from the Americans, Russian settlers were expelled from the islands. Fort Elizabeth, whose ruins were declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1966, is a reminder of the Russian presence in Hawaii.

So, since Joe has been revisiting "old, bad U.S. history", he thought it over and decided to tell Putin, in his "secret letter @ G7"....

'Nasty what we did to Russia back then, treated Slavs like Slaves, we need to square things up,
You drop your Naval Fleet by the Hawaiian Islands after the summit, and we we "pass the place back over to you"... reperations for 'swindling you out of Alaska.'

We are just so happy we can help Joe out. More surprises on the way
Posted by: Creack Lumplump9063 || 06/23/2021 20:44 Comments || Top||

#13 
How to taste Russian-Californian fusion cuisine on the drive to Fort Ross

(former Russian Fort in Russian America, now California)
Posted by: Creack Lumplump9063 || 06/23/2021 21:07 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
What could go wrong? Chinese builders construct ten-storey apartment block in 29 HOURS
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 3:12:06 PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Commies


When pressed on COVID-19 origins and China, Psaki stresses importance of 'global conversations'
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] Jen Psaki
...a valley girl who woke up one morning and found she was spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State under Obama...
said that China is "not looking to have the global community align against them," but did not specify what that lack of alignment would look like.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Start Your Global Conversation with this Information

15,472 Dead 1.5 Million Injured (50% Serious) Reported in European Union’s Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Shots

Then get similar statistics from USA CANADA etc.,
you will see
"The cure is worse than the covid"

Athlete Who Recovered From COVID Facing ‘Very Different Future’ After Second Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Triggers Myocarditis
Posted by: Butch de Medici2998 || 06/23/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Illicit COVID-19 drugs bound for Mexico [from India] seized by US authorities
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#3  What is myocarditis? Signs, symptoms to look for
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||


Europe
France: Muslim Migrants Far More Impacted by Deadly Cases of Coronavirus
[Breitbart] Immigrants colonists from Moslem backgrounds have been far more affected by deadly cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
than French natives, according to La Belle France’s National Institute for Demographic Studies.

While exact numbers on deaths by ethnicity and religion are not available in La Belle France as the law forbids the collection of such data, the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), along with the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), claim that various factors point to Moslem immigrants colonists being far more affected by deadly cases of the virus, according to newspaper Ouest La Belle France.

A study released by the INSEE in April measured the number of coronavirus deaths by country of origin and found that there were far more fatal cases of the virus among immigrants colonists, as opposed to native-born French,

Michel Guillot, a researcher at INED, noted that excess mortality from the virus among those from North Africa was 2.6 times higher than native French, and for sub-Saharan immigrants colonists, it was 4.5 times higher.

"We can deduce that, indeed, immigrants colonists of the Moslem faith have been much more affected by the Covid pandemic," Guillot said.

M’Hammed Henniche, president of the Union of Moslem Associations of 93 (UAM93) in the heavily migrant-populated Gay Paree no-go suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis, said he received hundreds of calls from Moslems looking for help after their loved ones had died since the start of the pandemic.

Mr Henniche also noted that many members of his community worked in jobs that did not permit them to work from home, increasing their risk of catching the virus.

Moslem cemeteries had also filled at a rapid pace in parts of La Belle France, with some areas unable to keep up with the demand for burial plots, largely due to the fact that before the pandemic, 80 per cent of Moslems were buried outside the country and travel restrictions have prevented sending bodies overseas for burial.

Since the start of the pandemic, some countries have noted larger numbers of coronavirus cases among immigrant communities. In Sweden, a December report noted that nearly half of the people in intensive care units due to the virus were immigrants colonists.

In April of last year, Swedish media noted that the heavily migrant populated no-go Stockholm suburbs were the most affected by the virus, with the Somali community, in particular, seeing large numbers of cases.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:

#1  France & Sweden - countries who scream loudest when IDF has to shoot a few Paleosimians.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 4:25 Comments || Top||

#2  We're not hearing much about Xinjiang internment camps lately. Could there perhaps be an underlying reason ?

BBC - 'Their goal is to destroy everyone': Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2021 6:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Facebook, Apple, Walmart are all complicit.
Posted by: Bill Wittlesbach6543 || 06/23/2021 6:07 Comments || Top||

#4  You ate with which hand?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Whaaaaaa
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/23/2021 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  far more fatal cases of the virus among immigrants colonists, as opposed to native-born French

Some would not consider that a bad thing.
Are there native-born French?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Moslem cemeteries had also filled at a rapid pace in parts of La Belle France

That's a plus, not cause for concern. Good for France.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#8  They can do what the Jews had to do in Prague, where each burial plot had bodies stacked up to ten deep. Old Jewish Cemetery link
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Maybe the bio-weapon wasn't meant for the world, but for population control (of the Uyghurs)?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2021 18:56 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Boeing selects Israel’s Elbit anti-jamming system for an F-15 operator
[Jpost] It provides full jamming immunity for multiple satellite channels and handles multiple interfering signals operating on concurrent frequencies.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under:


Science & Technology
Big city flights! Incredible video shows man FLYING around New York's Times Square on real-life hover board - as many compare him to a Spider-Man villain the Green Goblin
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 08:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Great Prototype.
I see some legitimate immediate uses.


Some off the cuff estimates:

Delivery/parcel/Human lift at about 180 lbs
8 rotors (2x8 16 or 4x8 32 blades)
Estimated speed 0-10 mph
Estimated lift height 0-100+/- ft.
Estimated run time 15-20 mins Max.
Appears to use hand control, NOT Auto weight balancing Gyro controlled.
Appears Not to be Fly by Helmet/Eye controlled.
Cost to build estimate $2,500 to $5,000

POSSIBLE ISSUES:
Not safe over pedestrians
Likely violated a volume of FAA registration & flight regs.
Person likely subject to arrest for Public Endangerment and maybe Federal issues also.


SUMMARY

I want one

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/23/2021 9:55 Comments || Top||

#2  POSSIBLE ISSUES:

Hover Jousting. Or is that a Pro?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2021 13:30 Comments || Top||

#3  the pilot is thin but probably weighs over 100# so the drone he is on is a pretty advanced model

as he is only 20 feet or so in the air, he may be exempt from many of the 'you need permit to fly' rules
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/23/2021 14:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Pretty trusting nobody tosses a bottle or something at him. Green Goblin had the problem but he was experienced with his glider thing.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/23/2021 18:51 Comments || Top||


Why beer mats make bad frisbees: No matter how well you spin them they rarely fly straight for more than half a second because of their aerodynamic instabilities, scientists say
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 3:20:11 PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Given the seriousness of this topic, I'm taking this opportunity to go off topic and be the first to say:

McAfee didn't kill himself.


Posted by: Mercutio || 06/23/2021 15:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Given that it was Spain and he was a billionaire, at least once was, I'm not sure just who died only that he was found in John's cell.
Posted by: Cesare || 06/23/2021 16:13 Comments || Top||

#3  He and Epstein are probably drinking peppermint tea together about now.
Posted by: Alistaire Wholung5205 || 06/23/2021 19:10 Comments || Top||

#4  McAfee died of a beer mat?
Posted by: Andy Grundy8388 || 06/23/2021 22:41 Comments || Top||



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