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-Obits-
John McAfee found dead in prison cell after court allows extradition to US
[Post Millenial] John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus, was found dead in his Barcelona prison cell, Reuters reports.

McAfee's death comes just hours after Spanish courts allowed for his extradition to the United States.

The death will likely be deemed a suicide. He was 75.

McAfee was set to face charges of tax evasion once back in the US.

McAfee was arrested in Barcelona in October 2020, and believed that he was being targeted by the IRS over his failed bid to run as leader of the Libertarian Party in 2020.

McAfee was arrested in Barcelona in October 2020, and believed that he was being targeted by the IRS over his failed bid to run as leader of the Libertarian Party in 2020.

Courtesy of Thring Hupavirong4453: Mysterious McAfee Q Message Posted 30 Minutes After His Death
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  no mention of his murders in central america...
Posted by: 3dc || 06/24/2021 1:43 Comments || Top||

#2 
Probably, be highlighted in his obituary, along with his other 'civic minded contributions'... if not, you can post about them all...the Elites...will love ❤ you for it.

(Is your bag packed, passport & tickets, paid up on your life insurance, fake ID & non attributible cell phone)

OK you are ready to tell the world
about his 'foibles in life'...

Good Luck

Posted by: Crereger Fliper7224 || 06/24/2021 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3 
Instead of Band on the Run its Man on the Run

Posted by: Crereger Fliper7224 || 06/24/2021 2:28 Comments || Top||

#4  His antivirus was shit too. Took over all the RAM as if the sole purpose of my comp was to help it look good.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/24/2021 3:27 Comments || Top||

#5 
Every Dog has his day,
His has come and gone,
He is now a footnote in history,
He is dead.
Posted by: Crereger Fliper7224 || 06/24/2021 3:32 Comments || Top||

#6  McAfee comes pre-installed on Dell computers.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/24/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

#7 

OK while everyone is piling on....
I have actually met him briefly back in the early 90's at the McAfee AV office near the Great America Theme park.

Then his son later on, who was on the N+I NOC Team years later.

Both good people.

Personally, I am not buying the suicide narrative in a foreign jail cell routine. It seems "accidents" to happen too frequently to Political opponents and those with INFO on such people.

Regarding the software.
I tested out McAfee AV Plus this year. $24.95 for a 5 user lic. YES it is more memory intensive than others and Yes it does more than most other AV app. Yes it needs too much user tuning for common uses and access issues.

But with that said, it has stopped some nasty things that other AV apps did not on identical OS test systems also.



Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#8  McAfee had not owned the company in years. For a while Intel owned it, then they sold it on.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#9  I was very happy with ESET for many years, then they auto-subscribed me without my knowledge and it was an insane pain in the dupa to cancel the subscription. That's a deal breaker for me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Kaspersky for high end rigs. For low RAM machines, Avast - silent, user friendly, small. Both are 'install and forget' AVs.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/24/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#11  If there was anyone who could stop the hacking of pipelines etc he would have been the one. But he became anti government and did too much dope.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/24/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#12  I use McAf[YOUR DEFINITIONS EXPIRED 24 SECONDS AGO - UPDATE NOW!]ee. Its not bad. Others[ACTIVATE YOUR WEB PROTECTION NOW!!!!] are worse at memory [USE OUR VPN NOW OR WE WILL ALL DIE!!!] usage. What bugs me [USE MCAFEE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES!!!] are the pop-ups.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/24/2021 9:32 Comments || Top||

#13  I strongly suggest a read of the CNET 2021 BEST AV


NOTES:
Avast (Czech owned) "allegedly" collected user data with its browser plug-ins and antivirus software and then sold the collected data thru ?Jumpshot? a shell company.

CCLEAN owned by AVAST (Czech owned) "allegedly" did/does the same.

Kaspersky Labs (Russian owned) and BANNED from Federal systems.

BOTH the 2 reasons I was testing McAfee & Norton again in my retirement mini-lab.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#14  Hanged himself, it seems, like ol' Epstein, in New York.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/24/2021 10:05 Comments || Top||

#15  FLASHBACK November 3, 2016: John McAfee had written an oped criticizing the FBI regarding their handling of the Clinton email server investigation.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/24/2021 11:06 Comments || Top||

#16  Is Hillary a mob boss???
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/24/2021 17:13 Comments || Top||

#17  Seems like she's boss of the biggest mob.
Posted by: Chris || 06/24/2021 17:19 Comments || Top||

#18  Please excuse my error.
Correction to my earlier statement.
Not his son, but a distance relation.






Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2021 19:04 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
LGBTs of color to charge white LGBTs $50 to attend Pride Parade
[DailyWire] A Seattle LGBT Pride event, Taking Black Pride, is seeking to charge white attendees a "$10 to $50 reparations fee" in order to "keep [the] event free of cost for Black and brown trans and queer community." When two Capitol Hill Pride organizers complained, the Seattle Human Rights Commission blasted them on social media in a tweet that included their unredacted phone number, and the pair were forced to apologize.

The two organizers, Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson of Capitol Hill Pride sent a complaint to the Seattle Human Rights Commission after noticing that a local Pride event, Taking B(l)ack Pride, had announced it was charging the "reparations fee" on its Facebook page.
Blue on blue.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Wakandan shakedown and whitey plays along, if you fudge packers had any pride in yourselves, you'd tell'm to f-off, that's 'party' to you; let the festivities begin...
Posted by: Zenobia Clusonter4513 || 06/24/2021 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Frank will delete in 3, 2, 1
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/24/2021 0:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Monolopy(R) money is quite colorful. Do they accept that?
Posted by: Marilyn Hupase6044 || 06/24/2021 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
--George Orwell, Animal Farm
Posted by: magpie || 06/24/2021 10:16 Comments || Top||

#5  It'll be interesting to see how many white LGBT pay. It is seattle so they'll probably pay double to prove their virtue.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/24/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#6  near as I can tell this event is to take place 26 June in Hendrix park in the pm

it will be the first day of the predicted heat wave
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/24/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Wrong again, troll
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||

#8  lol
Posted by: Chris || 06/24/2021 17:17 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Miami building collapse: Huge emergency operation underway
[FoxNews] A section of a partially collapsed building is seen early Thursday, June 24, 2021, in the Surfside area of Miami, Fla. A partial building collapse in Miami caused a massive response early Thursday from Miami Dade Fire Rescue, according to a tweet from the department's account. Miami Dade Fire Rescue is conducting search and rescue. Authorities had no word yet on casualties, or details of how many people lived in the building.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 08:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oklahoma City Bombing
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||



#4  Chinese rebar ?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2021 8:59 Comments || Top||

#5 

NOTE: Look at the daylight photo.

The 8777 Collins Ave building is 40 years old.
Note: google has a Jan. 2021 street view.
A 3 bed/2 bath unit/ 1,748 square feet, sells for over $700k???

Look at the building's left side... the massive 10 story overhang supported by just 3 pillars.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Twitter video
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#7  50 Missing...
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/24/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||


#9  FOX live updates
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#10  /\1 Skid: My thought as well.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/24/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#11  No shockwave or peripheral damage such as the trees, lamps.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/24/2021 13:55 Comments || Top||

#12  ISTR the damage to the Murrow Building had a "vertical crater" appearance -- this appears to follow the structure of the building. Plus, as swksvolFF noted, no sign of a shockwave on surrounding buildings.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/24/2021 14:07 Comments || Top||

#13  Looks like the building was dropped as in a controlled explosion. It's possible the building didn't have adequate support with the 3 support columns at the ground level--kind of a single-point failure situation. If so bad design.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/24/2021 16:28 Comments || Top||

#14  99 Missing.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/24/2021 17:01 Comments || Top||

#15  Building had been sinking for decades but the city was never notified per some media.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/24/2021 17:07 Comments || Top||

#16  Banging sounds coming from rubble possibly from trapped people.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/24/2021 17:26 Comments || Top||

#17  P.E. Civil - cannot take much from early photos, but the failure doesn't seem like a blast due to location, elements hit. Ima guessrn bad construction: inadequate rebar coverage in salt environment, early days of design/construct of PT deck construction...
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2021 20:48 Comments || Top||

#18  Miami = third world
Latin construction standards
Posted by: Vernal Platypus5468 || 06/24/2021 23:30 Comments || Top||

#19  More the Miami collapse coming in tomorrow's Burg.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2021 23:35 Comments || Top||

#20  /me puts his chips on ground subsidence with a side helping of stress corrosion augmented by the salty air.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/24/2021 23:43 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Western US is a tinderbox waiting to explode after record heat and the worst drought in potentially 1,200 YEARS could spell disaster with threats of wildfires, water shortages and blackouts
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 09:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Record-breaking heatwave with temperatures of 118F hits... SIBERIA
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 9:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Its all those GUNS!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/24/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  the temperature spike in Verkhoyansk will need to be investigated

other temperature sites did not record these extreme temperatures

e.g. this one
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/24/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#5  We are looking at normal to slightly below average temps this summer on the Space Coast. Was a bit drier than normal until last week. Not now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2021 12:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Recalling yesterday's Spiro Mounds demise due to drought.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#7  'Waiting', 'potentially', 'could', how many weasel words can they put in one headline?
Posted by: Cesare || 06/24/2021 15:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Heat, drought, wildfires, dust storms have happened out West for many centuries now. The only new thing is a vast horde of migrants, legal and otherwise, who have in the last century packed themselves into a climate zone which is fundamentally at odds with with their long term occupation. Look at what happened in what is now Mesa Verde National Park.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/24/2021 20:39 Comments || Top||


Record Heat Wave Expected in NW USA
Otherwise known as summer...
[WattsUpWithThat] here are the forecast temperatures for 5 PM Sunday [6-27] based on the excellent European Center model. As high as 121F in the northern Central Valley of California, 113 and 115 in the Columbia Basin, and 104-105 in the Willamette Valley....
it stays hot for several more days after this
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Crereger Fliper7224=Opportunistic Capitalist Speaks:

I sell ice cubes, would you be interested in buying ?

Yes, Well good then, You are a patriot...
You are helping in getting the economy going again in the post-Covid world.

But Covid isn't over.

Do you know of anyone, who didn't get the vaxx, get sick from Covid ?

Well, no.

Then, its gone.

Here is a sample ice bit for you...

What, it makes you feel good, OK THEN, just here to serve, hope you feel better with my ice.

And oh, this heat, its normal for this time of year.
Posted by: Crereger Fliper7224 || 06/24/2021 1:42 Comments || Top||

#2  crereger,

not normal heat

e.g., normal max for late June in Portland, OR is mid to upper 70's

expected max in
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/24/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#3  sorry,

expected max in Portland, OR on 6-27 is about 110F
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/24/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  If we start having harvest problems, will our country allow food exports to China, North Korea and etc?
Posted by: Butch Gleatch3108 || 06/24/2021 14:41 Comments || Top||

#5  110 in Portland? Burn, baby, burn!
Posted by: Shusock Unoting1985 || 06/24/2021 15:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Hoping God turns Portland into a desert.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/24/2021 21:57 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Supreme Court rules police can NOT enter a home without a warrant even if they are in 'hot pursuit' of a misdemeanor suspect except in unspecified 'emergencies'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Ruling on Wednesday found in favor of California man Arthur Lange

  • Cops followed him into his garage as he fled a ticket for obnoxious noise

  • Lange was ultimately arrested after the officer smelled alcohol on his breath

  • He argued the officer´s entry into the garage without a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment right to be free of 'unreasonable searches and seizures'

  • Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the majority opinion: 'The flight of a suspected misdemeanant does not always justify a warrantless entry into a home'

  • The majority opinion of seven members of the court included both liberals and conservatives

  • The minority, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, said a suspect's choice to flee alone should give police the ability to pursue them

  • Police experts cautioned that the ruling could complicate matters for officers
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 09:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The supreme court needs to look at how easy it is to get a warrant these days because it seems the FBi is able to get a warrant to listen in on anybody at any time.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/24/2021 10:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I know, not their job. Still someone should look into it as warrants are just a speed bump for corrupt cops and i expect they'll be carrying around digital warrants that can be cleared by a judge with Docusign before long..
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/24/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Didn't even realize this was an issue. Why do cops hate warrants so much?
Posted by: Angstrom || 06/24/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  quote from Majority Kagan authored

'The flight of a suspected misdemeanant does not always justify a warrantless entry into a home. An officer must consider all the circumstances in a pursuit case to determine whether there is a law enforcement emergency. On many occasions, the officer will have good reason to enter - to prevent imminent harms of violence, destruction of evidence, or escape from the home. But when the officer has time to get a warrant, he must do so - even though the misdemeanant fled.'

Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/24/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/24/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#6  What I'm wanting to know is, why do you have "hot pursuit" of a misdemeanor suspect when liberal DAs are refusing to prosecute violent felons?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||


#8  "misdemeanant"
Now there's a new word for my vocabulary.
(She's a SC justice, so, OK, I guess.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/24/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Too complicated. Makes my head hurt...
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/24/2021 16:15 Comments || Top||

#10  Misdemeanant not Felon.

Overcharging may become something of a problem.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/24/2021 23:09 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
mRNA vaccine inventor speaks out on 'Tucker' after YouTube deletes video of him discussing risks
Posted by: Thring Hupavirong4453 || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the inventor of the mRNA technology that went into some of the vaccines

"I'm still relevant"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/24/2021 2:07 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^
You are still relevant, as well as everyone else who is still breathing and living upon God's Earth, so isn't he, somewhat contrite and wishful, that more data is forthcoming about the harm the mRNA Vaxxes are doing to people, but hey ...
He is probably the most knowledgeable man upon this Earth, who knows the good and the bad about his invention... and he's NOT worried ....right ?
If you said.. right, good... I have some land and a bridge up for sale...you interested ?
Posted by: Crereger Fliper7224 || 06/24/2021 2:41 Comments || Top||

#3  ^

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/24/2021 2:46 Comments || Top||

#4 
The land dries out twice a day, when the tide is out and the bridge, name your city or town, I have long term buy sell options on them all, we just need to work out the cash transfer details for your acceptance of the properties... no sweat.
Posted by: Crereger Fliper7224 || 06/24/2021 2:48 Comments || Top||


#6  ^^^^
Woof !
Posted by: Crereger Fliper7224 || 06/24/2021 3:54 Comments || Top||

#7 

The Boob-Tube policy is basically to remove videos that are not Factual or the data presented in the video skews the true.

BUT! here we have the #1 source of FACTS on the mRNA C-19-21E Vax and the Boob-Tube censors remove the video?????

So should Boob-Tube:
Fire a few bias reviewers?
Or justify its actions with its own AMA certified VAX expert?
Or should it allow the mRNA Expert to openly and factually state there are problem now and long term issues yet to be determined how bad and deep?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2021 6:44 Comments || Top||

#8  And God gave the Earth to the Anti-Vaxers....
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 06/24/2021 10:30 Comments || Top||

#9  I am 75 and use a Fitbit. My resting heart rate went from a 65 BPM average over 5 years to ~40BPM for two weeks after the first shot. It started to rise and the dropped back after the second shot. It stayed low for two more weeks and then slowly and raggedly went back to ~65 BPM. My two neighbors and a friend have passed shortly after their jabs.
Posted by: Butch Gleatch3108 || 06/24/2021 14:35 Comments || Top||


U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Student In Free Speech Case
[Washington Gazette] The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of free speech rights for students outside of the classroom in a decision Wednesday.

The court sided with former Mahanoy Area High School student and cheerleader Brandi Levy in the case, formally known as Mahanoy Area School District v B.L., with a 8-1 decision in her favor. Mahanoy Area High School is located in Pennsylvania.

Levy, upset that she had not made her school’s varsity cheer team, posted on the social media site Snapchat a simple message with explicit language expressing her frustration.

The message was captured by a classmate and was eventually presented to school officials, who decided to suspend Levy from the junior varsity cheer team for a year.

The high court found the school violated Levy’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech since her comments took place outside of school hours and off school grounds.

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

In the opinion, Breyer discussed the school’s overreach of power by punishing Levy for comments which had little effect on the school itself. He also addressed the importance of protecting vulgar language when it does not have a specific negative effect on the school community.

“It might be tempting to dismiss B. L.’s words as unworthy of the robust First Amendment protections discussed herein,” Breyer said. “But sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary.”

Breyer also made clear that although the court reached the same conclusion as the third circuit court’s findings, its reasoning differs significantly.

Alito wrote a concurring opinion, joined by Gorsuch, in which he explains it is beyond the jurisdiction of the school to punish students outside of the classroom, even if the speech would not be protected while on school grounds or at school sponsored events.

“There are parents who would not have been pleased with B. L.’s language and gesture, but whatever B. L.’s parents thought about what she did, it is not reasonable to infer that they gave the school the authority to regulate her choice of language when she was off school premises and not engaged in any school activity,” said Alito.

The lone dissent came from Justice Clarence Thomas, who argued precedent as it came to the school’s authority of loco parentis, or in the place of a parent, does not support the majority opinion. He also argued that the opinion failed to show why this situation would cause a break in precedent.

“The majority fails to consider whether schools often will have more authority, not less, to discipline students who transmit speech through social media,” said Thomas. “Because off-campus speech made through social media can be received on campus (and can spread rapidly to countless people), it often will have a greater proximate tendency to harm the school environment than will an off-campus in-person conversation.”

The American Civil Liberties Union argued for Levy in this case.
Posted by: Thring Hupavirong4453 || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
About time the 1st Amendment were upheld by the USSC.
Might be hope left yet.
Posted by: Passer Bydplace0624 || 06/24/2021 4:44 Comments || Top||

#2 
MIX FEELINGS
While the little whiny brat has a right to say what she wants off school grounds. The school also has a right to protect its public image and limit the little whiny brats association with, and representation of the school.

But lets us take this to the next level.
Say YOU own a Small shop.
You hire a teenager to stock the shelves that turns out to be a whiny pain in the A$$. That whiny brat makes a video slamming you and your shop while he still working there.

Would you fire him?



HELL YES, you know you would.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2021 7:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Given the horrendous job the public gummint schools do, anything that limits their authority is A-OK with me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

#4  NN2N1, no, the school absolutely does not have a right to limit any child's expression of dissatisfaction with their institution, regardless of how bad it makes them look, especially when they are expressing their thoughts entirely off-campus and through non-school sponsored activities. And as for your example of firing somebody who speaks badly about your business -- totally different context. First of all, your employees aren't LEGALLY REQUIRED to attend your place of employment (something that seems to escape everybody's attention when they call for limiting children's freedom of speech relating to government schools). Second of all, you have a vested profit motive in making sure that your institution remains in the good graces of the public. Frankly, public schools don't, considering that they're funded by involuntary taxation.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 06/24/2021 18:19 Comments || Top||


Black Chicago Business Owner Robbed Twice In Two Days - [FOX-Video]
[YouTube]
Posted by: Thring Hupavirong4453 || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tsk tsk. Proppity be theft, yallz
Posted by: Clem Flans5512 || 06/24/2021 2:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Oreo?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/24/2021 3:48 Comments || Top||

#3  this biz owner is an intelligent, thoughtful and well educated individual

unfortunately, she grew up in Chicago and nostalgia pushed her to invest there
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Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
1 dies in shootout over land dispute in Ingushetia
Direct Translation of the article
[REGNUM] One person was killed and two were wounded as a result of a shootout in the Nazran district of Ingushetia, Interfax reports on June 23, citing an unnamed informed source.

According to the agency, the shootout in the rural settlement of Kantyshevo took place during a quarrel amid a dispute over a land plot.

Two wounded were hospitalized and are in the Ingush Republican Clinical Hospital in a very serious condition.

According to some reports, the shooter was taken to the local police department.
Posted by: badanov || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Where ?
Being geographically challenged is a hazard, but I like maps, so this post:

Ingushetia, officially the Republic of Ingushetia, is a republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus of Eastern Europe. The republic is part of the North Caucasian Federal District, and shares land borders with the country of Georgia to its south; and borders the Russian republics of North Ossetia–Alania and Chechnya to its east and west; while having a border with Stavropol Krai to its north.

Posted by: Zenobia Clusonter4513 || 06/24/2021 0:20 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
On the defection of Dong Jingwei: Chicoms issue a stark warning
Via Gordon Chang:

Revisiting the classics and moving forward | Never betraying the party is more than just an oath

From TFA:
[CCDI] Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission website Li Jinhang

  On May 21, 1931, the Party Central Committee issued Notice No. 2, 2 and 3, announcing that the traitor Gu Shunzhang would be expelled from the party forever, and called on all comrades in the party to fight against all traitors.

  Gu Shunzhang was one of the early leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. In 1924, he joined the Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions and joined the Communist Party of China. In 1926, he was selected by the party organization to study political defense in the Soviet Union. Before the rebellion, Gu Shunzhang had been an alternate member of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee and the head of Teko. It can be said that he is responsible for the security of the entire Party Central Committee.

  In April 1931, Gu Shunzhang escorted Zhang Guotao and Chen Changhao to the Hubei, Henan and Anhui revolutionary base areas. When they returned to Wuhan, they were identified and arrested by traitors, and then they defected. He confessed to the party's underground transportation agency in Wuhan and the office of the Red Second Army in Wuhan, resulting in more than 10 people being arrested and sacrificed. Then he asked to meet with Chiang Kai-shek and betrayed the CCP Central Committee's agencies and main leaders in Shanghai. In view of the bad influence of Gu Shunzhang's mutiny on the party, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued a special notice No. 22 and 3. The following is the original text:

Central Notice No. 2-3

——Always expel the traitor Gu Shunzhang from the party and call for it

All comrades in the party fight against all traitors

(May 21, 1931)

  In the past, Gu Shunzhang (formerly known as Gu Fengming, also known as Liming or Zhang Hua), one of the central leaders, was recently arrested in Hankou and immediately surrendered to the executioner Kuomintang warlord of the Chinese workers and peasants. He confessed to many of our party's organs in Wuhan, and shot the soldiers in prison who he knew, and even framed many workers and peasants in order to claim credit. He is now at the Nanjing General Headquarters with Chiang Kai-shek and other executioners, planning how to destroy our institutions and massacre our comrades on a large scale throughout China, especially in Shanghai. We think this is a stain in the history of the Chinese Communist Party and the most shameful traitor. The central government decided to expel Gu Shunzhang from the party forever, and called on all party comrades to tighten our work among the masses, tighten our organization, pay more attention to our secret work, and implement the struggle on the two fronts more resolutely and unite. Eliminate Gu Shunzhang, the enemy of the Chinese workers and peasants, and all communist traitors! At the same time, the Central Committee firmly believes that as long as all comrades in the party step up their efforts in mass work, under the great power of the revolutionary masses, they will surely be able to quickly eliminate Gu Shunzhang and all revolutionary traitors. Organized revolutionary enemies such as the AB regiment in Jiangxi and the Social Democratic Party in Fujian have been severely hit under the might of the broad masses under the leadership of the party. This is a good example. The firm belief of the class and the might of the masses are our most powerful guarantee for eliminating Gu Shunzhang and all revolutionary traitors.

  After Gu Shunzhang surrendered to the enemy, he soon lost its value for use, and was arrested and detained shortly thereafter. In June 1935, 31-year-old Gu Shunzhang was secretly executed and died in Suzhou Prison.

  During the various periods of the Chinese revolution, construction, and reforms, the Communist Party of China’s oath to join the party changed several times, but as an iron discipline, "never rebel against the party" has been retained. It is not only an oath, but also the political bottom line of the Communists . Those who adhere to it, such as Fang Zhimin and Zhao Yiman, who regard death as home, are not afraid of risk and dare to fight, and trade their lives for national independence and people's liberation; those who trample on it, such as Gu Shunzhang and others, go to the opposite of the party and the people and betray. The soul, the end is bleak.

  "A word can't be practiced, and thousands of people are empty." Our party has gone through a hundred years of glorious history, and has experienced countless hardships and tribulations, relying on the loyalty of thousands of party members. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has insisted that the Party must manage the Party and govern the Party strictly. General Secretary Xi Jinping has taught the Communist Party members many times, emphasizing loyalty to the party and never betraying the party, which is the basic requirement of the party constitution for party members. Party members and cadres must always keep in mind the oath of "never rebel against the party", firmly establish the awareness of party members, and be consistent with the party at all times, unwavering, and unswerving throughout their lives.
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#1  Thanks for the article Badanov

It reminds me of my Asia, South Asia History Courses at university. Its all playing out again, but with different names and different goal, but Wuhan** is still the major player, even today.

**Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in the People's Republic of China. It is the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city in Central China, with a population of over eleven million, the ninth-most populous Chinese city and one of the nine National Central Cities of China.

To compare, name the 9 top cities in Russia or EU- Europe, or North America... then you will know what Wuhan really is...a major player in modern Chinese history.
Posted by: Dopey Panda5669 || 06/24/2021 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Is there a threat in there, somewhere?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/24/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm still wondering if this is a defection-defection, or a long con by the ChiComs.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/24/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Big Tech LOSES first round in Congress antitrust battle: House Committee approves first two of six bills to curb the dominance of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2021 08:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Microsoft's Windows 11 announcement video reiterated several times that third party hardware and software are not only welcome, but at the heart of the Windows ecosystem It seems Redmond saw this coming, even though they joined Apple in lobbying against it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Tech'y funds I researched showed a little bump up today, so the news may be a little over-hyped.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/24/2021 23:06 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
Spider-Man gives Pope Frank his own Marvel hero mask at Vatican
[NYPOST] Pope Francis
...Argentine liberation theologist, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was elected pope in 2013. Rather than setting up shop in Avignon, where he belongs, the first Jesuit Pope chose to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse instead of the papal apartments. He is big on climate change, against consumerism, and in favor of throwing a blanket over homosexual activity (so to speak) within the clergy. He's not real sure about the Resurrection, about Christ's divinity, and a few other things that would have gotten him burned at the stake a few hundred years ago, but he's hot for a certain South American Earth Mother Goddess...
had a little competition in the superhero department on Wednesday.Spider-Man gifted the 84-year-old pontiff his very own Marvel Comics character mask as the two living legends shook hands at the end of the weekly audience in the Vatican’s San Damaso Courtyard.

The comic book and blockbuster film icon — dressed head to toe in his signature body-con red, black and blue uniform — was seated in the official "VIP section" of the audience before being introduced to a smiling Pope Francis.

Buzzkill alert: The man behind the Spidey mask at the meet-and-greet was eventually revealed to be Mattia Villardita, 27, from northern Italia, Rooters reported.

He sat quietly next to a priest dressed in black — who appeared to be quite unfazed by the colorful character with big white eyes in the seat next to him, as captured in charming video footage released by international outlets.



Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Systematized deliverance,
and goodly prayers Q.I.D.
Oh the Vicar doth serve
such sinful world lopsidey.
'Tis tricky bein' a faux Jesus.
But easy to Italian Spidey!

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/24/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Tsk. I was so hoping this was the Bee.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/24/2021 11:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Tomorrow's headline" Marvel Sues Guy Who Entertains Kids in Hospitals for Copyright Infringement."
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/24/2021 22:34 Comments || Top||



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