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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Update on Georgia Triple Homicide
See also here.
[Independent] ‘Lone shooter’ arrested and charged in killing of golf pro Gene Siller and two others.

It is not clear what led police to Bryan Anthony Rhoden, who was arrested on different charges on the same day of the murder.

US police have arrested and charged a suspect in the murder of pro golfer Gene Siller and two others, whose bodies were discovered at a golf course last weekend in Georgia.

Bryan Anthony Rhoden, 23, was arrested in Georgia’s Chamblee city, more than 25 miles southeast of where the bodies were found, said Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox at a press conference on Thursday.

He was charged on three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping,

Police believe Mr Rhoden to be the lone shooter in the triple-murder case and said Siller was shot in the head because he “witnessed an active crime” taking place.

On Saturday afternoon, Siller, who was the director of Pinetree Country Club in Cobb County, was found dead at the 10th hole of the golf course with a gunshot wound to his head.

The bodies of two other men – identified as Paul Pierson, 76 of Kansas and Henry Valdez, 46 of California – were found in a white Dodge Ram 3500 pick-up truck on the golf course.

Police said Siller was not a target of the shooter. “We definitely feel confident there was no relationship between the shooter and Siller,” Mr Cox said during the conference.

Siller was not playing when the crime occurred. He was shot dead when he approached the 10th hole to find what happened after a truck was found stuck in a sand trap. The shooter abandoned the truck after killing Siller and fled the spot on foot, reported news station WAGA-TV.

The truck, inside which the bodies of Pierson and Valdez were found with gunshot wounds, was registered to Pierson.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/09/2021 11:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Suspect has had trouble before.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/09/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Whitey made him do it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/09/2021 14:08 Comments || Top||

#3  The bodies of two other men – identified as Paul Pierson, 76 of Kansas and Henry Valdez, 46 of California – were found in a white Dodge Ram 3500 pick-up truck on the golf course.

Long way to travel for a round of golf.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 19:25 Comments || Top||


Indianapolis store clerk puts an end to Damon McClain's 'Red Bull' habit
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A gas station clerk followed a shoplifter outside a convenience store and gas station, and shot him in the parking lot, according to court documents.

Vincent Bibbs, 49, has been charged with the murder of 49-year-old Damon McClain.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to the Speedway gas station at 4960 E. 56th St. just before 11:30 p.m. June 29.

Officers arrived to find McClain in a vehicle. He had been shot in the head. He was declared deceased on the scene at 11:35 p.m.

Witnesses told police they saw the clerk, identified as Bibbs, follow a man carrying a bag outside of the store to the parking lot.

IMPD detectives say surveillance video shows McClain placing several cases of Red Bull into a plastic trash bag before leaving through the front door. Bibbs can be seen following McClain outside.

In an interview with police, Bibbs initially denied having any interaction with McClain, according to court documents. Detectives say Bibbs told them he never shot anyone, had a gun or heard shots.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 09:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "It gives you wings"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Bibbs told them he never shot anyone, had a gun or heard shots. This is a possibility during this summer of national urban vibrancy. Gunpowder residue testing would clarify this.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 11:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Right Wingers are beginning to snap.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 07/09/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Unfortunately, I have to agree with the charge of murder. The victim, at that point, did not represent a threat to the clerk. If he had to shoot, he could have shot out the victim's tires, and let the police handle it.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/09/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#5  The store's loss prevention program is little harsh but has a 0% recidivism rate.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/09/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#6  "Slim-Jim theft punishable by decapitation"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 12:22 Comments || Top||

#7  "It gives you wings"
Marketing Snark of the Day!

I'm guessing this was not the deceased's first adventure with shoplifting at the store.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/09/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#8  If convicted his punishment should be exile to San Fran.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 13:01 Comments || Top||

#9  But bleeding merchants dry is ok?

Theft is violence.

How many times had this guy been reported and nothing doing?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 13:18 Comments || Top||


Arrest made in Atlanta country club golf murders… Mugshot
[CitizenFreePress] White Supremacist again
See also here.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/09/2021 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under:

#1  aspiring rapper, etc etc
Posted by: Chris || 07/09/2021 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm going with gang initiation as a motive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 6:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Obviously a Whi' S'premaciss in blackface.

The Big Guy told us so (4/28/2021):
“...our intelligence agencies have determined [that] the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland today [is] White supremacy.... [White supremacy] is terrorism,”
Posted by: Lemuel Gravimp5065 || 07/09/2021 6:37 Comments || Top||

#4 

Likely just another good member in standing and poster child of BLOM.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/09/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#5  BLOME
Posted by: Chesney Shaviger9987 || 07/09/2021 7:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Newspaper and TV news editor sigh and say, "OK, that frees up some space for other news lies..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/09/2021 9:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Yeah, he looks like a six foot tall hispanic. Got the white t shirt right, tho...
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Witness saw a pickup and shovel and automatically thought "Hispanic"?
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/09/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Black is the new White.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:13 Comments || Top||

#10  Shocking only those who were told to report Hispanic.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||


Father uses DUCT TAPE to restrain sex offender, 39, who broke into his five-year-old daughter's bedroom and masturbated in front of her while repeating: 'I love you'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Daniel Diaz, 39, broke into a family's home in Grayson, California, on Tuesday

  • Martha Zapeda said her daughter and mother woke up to find Diaz standing at the window of the home exposing his genitals and saying 'I love you'

  • The girl's father went outside to tell Diaz to leave before he allegedly entered the her room through the window

  • The father then tackled Diaz and restrained him with duct tape as they waited for police to arrive

  • Diaz was arrested on suspicion of home invasion, burglary, child abuse, and peeping and prowling

  • He became a registered sex offender after attempting to rape a woman in 2009
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not WOT.
Also, not Texas.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably not, Skidmark, unless Mr. Diaz is an illegal alien. about which the article is silent.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/09/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, good morning!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 0:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Best Invention of the 20th Century
Duct Tape
or Duck Tape (for the English Purist)

Posted by: Boss Borgia4845 || 07/09/2021 1:02 Comments || Top||

#5  How much tape was over the guy's nose and mouth?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/09/2021 6:09 Comments || Top||

#6  PerDiversity is Our Strength
God's Children
So vibrant!
Posted by: George Darling of the Platypi9788 || 07/09/2021 6:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Daniel Diaz takes it a bit beyond the presidential sniff.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Make sure you use extra on his manhood and sack. Those are evidence and gotta make sure they stay in place for the police.

Have fun taking it off.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/09/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||


#10  Obviously DM would market that as a good thing; guess the problem is there are too many males where the effect would be unnoticeable, especially among the media.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#11  #5. Not enough apparently
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 07/09/2021 17:55 Comments || Top||

#12  Duct tape restrainy is very popular in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay...plenty of videos.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 07/09/2021 18:47 Comments || Top||


Suspect, 16, who 'shot and injured Marine' in Times Square is charged with attempted murder
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Avon Darden, 16, handed himself over to cops at the Midtown South Precinct station house on Wednesday a whopping ten days after the shooting

  • Samuel Poulin, 21, was hit in the back by a ricocheting bullet as he walked with his family near the Marriott Hotel on W. 45th St. around 5:15 p.m. on June 27

  • The young Marine was hospitalized after the shooting but was luckily not seriously injured

  • Because of his age, Darden was reportedly charged as a minor for a number of crimes including attempted murder and assault
Posted by: Fred & Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I just have to say that if you're old enough to shoot people in Times Square, perhaps you shouldn't be treated as a "minor."
Posted by: Tom || 07/09/2021 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  So he's off to a grueling 24 months of professional education.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 15:06 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Bodies of Paraguayan first lady's kin found in rubble of Florida building collapse
[NYPOST] The bodies of the Paraguayan president’s sister-in-law and two of her family members have been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Florida condo, reports said.

The remains of Sophia López Moreira, husband Luis Pettengill and the couple’s youngest son were found but two other children remain among the missing, National Chancellor Euclides Acevedo confirmed, according to Telefuturo.

"I am very sorry to have to give this type of information," he said, according to a rough translation. The information came from the Paraguayan consulate and those close to the family, the report stated.

Moreira’s sister Silvana López Moreira is Paraguay’s first lady and married to President Mario Abdo Benítez.

The recovery effort continues at the ruins of the Champlain Tower South in Surfside, a 12-story building that partially collapsed on June 24. The official corpse count reached 64 on Thursday evening with 76 people still missing.
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2021 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under:


-Great Cultural Revolution
Venice Beach homeless camp is FINALLY being cleared after months of mayhem, rampant drug use and misery for residents
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 10:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Up until recently, you had to pay big bucks to live at the beach. But now, you can live there for free!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/09/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Because, don't worry, these people will either be back or they will move to a different beach.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/09/2021 12:11 Comments || Top||

#3  This is simply a game of whack-a-mole until the laws are changed to allow incarceration of drug addicts, mentally ill, vagrants and other assorted bums.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/09/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 - same as those living out of their vehicles in OB
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Wonderful gift of the judicial oligarchy that keeps on giving
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 13:11 Comments || Top||


Critical Race Theory Explained
[Breitbart 2012] Last week, Breitbart.com released video demonstrating Barack Obama’s close relationship with Derrick Bell, the father of Critical Race Theory (CRT). And we’ve seen Soledad O’Brien try to twist the definition of critical race theory in order to protect Obama by grabbing a quick definition from Wikipedia. But just what is CRT? Why is it so dangerous? And what role does it play in President Obama’s thinking?

Let’s begin from the beginning.

CRT was an intellectual development in the late 1970s and early 1980s in which some scholars, perturbed by what they perceived as a loss of momentum in the movement for racial equality, began to doubt that the constitutional and legal system itself had the capacity for change.

This criticism mirrored a Marxist attack long voiced in academia: that the Constitution had been a capitalist document incapable of allowing for the redistributionist change necessary to create a more equal world. To create a more equal world, the Constitution and the legal system would have to be endlessly criticized — hence critical theory — and torn down from within.

The Marxist criticism of the system was called critical theory; the racial criticism of the system was therefore called Critical Race Theory.

So, what does CRT believe? In their primer, Critical Race Theory, Richard Delgado (one of the movement’s founders) and Jean Stefancic set out some basic principles:

"Racism is ordinary, not aberrational";
"Our system of white-over-color ascendancy serves important purposes, both psychic and material."

When taken together, these principles have serious ramifications. First, they suggest that legal rules that stand for equal treatment under law — i.e. the 14th Amendment — can remedy "only the most blatant forms of discrimination." The system is too corrupted, too based on the notion of white supremacy, for equal protection of the laws to ever be a reality. The system must be made unequal in order to compensate for the innate racism of the white majority.

Second, these principles suggest that even measures taken to alleviate unequal protection under the law — for example, the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education — were actually taken for nefarious purposes, to serve white interests. This is exactly what Derrick Bell believed: he said that Brown had only been decided in order to prevent the Soviet Union from using American racial inequality as a public relations baton to wield against the white-majority United States.

So here’s what we’re left with, in simple terms. Racism cannot be ended within the current system; the current system is actually both a byproduct of and a continuing excuse for racism. Minority opinions on the system are more relevant than white opinions, since whites have long enjoyed control of the system, and have an interest in maintaining it.

This is a deeply disturbing theory. It is damaging both to race relations and to the legal and Constitutional order. As Jeffrey Pyle rightly sums up in the Boston College Law Review:
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/09/2021 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Let see if I got it straight.
If it wasn't for structural racism, George Floyd would've got Nobel Price in medicine - for finding cure for cancer AND become a Silicon Valley billionaire.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/09/2021 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^^
PDC

Pretty Damn Close

But you left out the part about having "statutes" (Urban Pidgeon Roosts as many call them) installed commemorating the life of this "drug addled genius"
Posted by: Vernal McGurque3748 || 07/09/2021 3:56 Comments || Top||

#3  More like Fentanyl Arse Theory.

Main tenets: BIPOCs are intrinsically hooping. White girls are easiest / make the best b!tchez. Obama coulda been my son. All your money are belong to us.
Posted by: Glack Slinenter2908 || 07/09/2021 6:48 Comments || Top||

#4  They're Marxist. They've been out to destroy Western Civ since the beginning. They're not stopping. CRT is just an excuse why everyone and everything else is responsible for the failure in one community* while the rest of world plods on forward. Saboteurs, counter revolutionaries! Cause you know Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela are such excellent examples of what they can deliver. Equity - reduce everyone to poverty (except the usually politically connected one percenters).

* strangely enough that failure occurs in the domains of one party for generations after generations and somehow everyone else is to blame. Just as that same party is responsible of the old history of slavery, segregation and the clan, but the whole country is to blame.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 7:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Nearly the conclusion of the article -

The CRT theme runs deep in the Obama psyche. And it continues to impact us each and every day.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/09/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||


#7  "You are the source of all my problems" reads out pretty much the same as "I'm completely sane, it's everyone else that's crazy..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/09/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||


#9  "You are the source of all my problems" reads out pretty much the same as "I'm completely sane, it's everyone else that's crazy..." There is a core of value in this and points toward a widespread human failing. But when it is developed into The system must be made unequal in order to compensate it becomes utter BS.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||


'What is happening to this country?' Outrage erupts as Chicago announces it will provide free CONDOMS to all public school children ages 10 and up
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More condoms = less abortion, nyet?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/09/2021 1:38 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^^
да правильно, честен богу !

громовая гора !
Posted by: Clatle Glealet7696 || 07/09/2021 1:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Free Balloons!
Posted by: Whaviger Protector of the Lutherans3030 || 07/09/2021 1:56 Comments || Top||

#4  COVID, gang murders, drug overdoses, Planned Parenthood, free condoms.... nothing seems to stem the growth of these urban utopias.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 5:21 Comments || Top||

#5  What’s happening? Cloward-Piven!
Posted by: Tyranysaurus Jones4656 || 07/09/2021 5:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Brave New World
Posted by: Spaper Hupater3144 || 07/09/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Ingestible drug concealment containers
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/09/2021 8:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Remember this waste of money the next time you hear that schools are "underfunded."
Posted by: Tom || 07/09/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Seems free kevlar vests might be more useful in Chiraq...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/09/2021 9:41 Comments || Top||

#10  11-year-olds are giving birth, so condoms at 10 is logical.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/09/2021 9:41 Comments || Top||


How Ivy League arts degrees leave graduates drowning in debt: Students at nation's most prestigious colleges are saddled with up to $300K debt and earn as little as $30K
"Would you like to biggie-size that, with fries?"
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Life is a series of choices.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I (wisely) kept my mouth shut when my sisters complained that their PhD's did not pay as much as some starting Engineering college graduates... Actions do have consequences and both of them were over-qualified for the jobs they chose. Biology PhD (From! John!! Hopkins!!!) and ended up working for the Florida EPA. The other was an Education doctorate (but her thesis was critical of the reigning icon of the day Dr. Piaget, so go figure) and she ended up teaching remedial math at a Junior College.
Posted by: magpie || 07/09/2021 0:57 Comments || Top||

#3  In the 1960s the secret word,
which lead to riches was
"plastics"
In the intervene decades,
many secret words
have come and gone...
but 2 words have remained
consistently strong...
drum roll please


And the answer is

Shhhhhh

don't tell the PHDs or MDs...


Posted by: Clatle Glealet7696 || 07/09/2021 1:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Was talking to a guy who has a Master's in History complaining he couldn't find a job. Owed over a hundred grand in student loan. He asked me what I did so I told him and also told him how much I made. I have a Bachelors "But I have a Masters" was his response. I said go back to school and get a degree, if you must have one, and do something worthwhile.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/09/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Supply and demand strike again.

Perhaps just one or two courses in Economics would be a good idea before you get a Master's degree. The more of these degrees there are, the less they are worth. Again, supply and demand.
Posted by: Tom || 07/09/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#6  It's a full-on swindle and the people caught up in it will keep voting for the people and policies that entrapped them.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/09/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Supply and Demand. About 30-ish years ago my sister (Edu.PhD) told me that "(1) There were two applicants for every good Academic job and (2) when there was an 'open selection process' the winner was whomever the Good Ole Girls(Boys)™ had picked before hand ..."

With the Baby Boomers holding a death grip on their tenured positions -and- the implosion of the student age population the "demand side" looks really bleak.
Posted by: magpie || 07/09/2021 11:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Alex, I'd like 'Stupid and Gullible' for $100.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 18:53 Comments || Top||

#9  Ladies and Gentlemen, you children of the elite, destined for dynasty, excelling is pretty shapes in cappuccino foam which can now by done by printer.

That is outstanding work.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 18:59 Comments || Top||


NY Times blasted for defending 'pornography literacy' for first graders: 'These people are sick'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Slippery grope.

Ghey marriage led to tolerance of ghey pervs led to tranny worship led to Tranny Story Hour led to these sick bastards invading the schools. So predictable.

Next stop: legalized ped0-----a, coming soon to a neighborhood near you
Posted by: Betty Thud1990 || 07/09/2021 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  These people are sick

Yes, yes, they are. Don't resist using the word 'evil' as well. They have no problem applying to those who disagree with them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 7:16 Comments || Top||

#3  The progress is always the same; de-criminalize, legalize, Mandatory!
Posted by: Cesare || 07/09/2021 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Legalized pedophilia appears to be the new 25m goal.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 8:17 Comments || Top||


''We're coming for your kids'' bunch working “around the clock” to scrub their video about children from the internet
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The social compact with the Alphabet Community is now called into question in its entirety. The fact that this was supposedly comedy only widens the gulf.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/09/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  This is called a motte-and-bailey argument. They advance an outrageous argument which is what they really mean (the motte) and then when called on it retreat to the bailey - i.e. it doesn't mean what you think it means. When the furor dies down they go right back to the "we're coming for your children" part.

Standard SJW tactics. See: https://newdiscourses.com/2020/05/stealing-motte-critical-social-justice-principle-charity/.

In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, your host James Lindsay explores the principle of charity in debate and dialogue in the context of the motte-and-bailey rhetorical strategy. His goal is to explain how the game of critical theories is not the same game the rest of us play in broadly liberal societies. In fact, the critical game seeks to disrupt and dismantle the liberal game and replace it with its own. Exploiting the principle of charity is one of the most common ways it can achieve this.

In this long-form, flowing discussion of the phenomenon, Lindsay breaks down several recent examples of Critical Social Justice activists playing a completely different game than our own. He then illustrates how the principle of charity is exploited by Critical Social Justice advocates, who get us to build their castle for them and then use it to advance their radical, disruptive agendas. He explains that what’s needed in answer to this insidious critical game is to use the principle of charity to steal their motte and then trenchant, informed criticism to bomb their bailey every time.

Posted by: Jiggs Trotsky5854 || 07/09/2021 0:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Called this bullshit out a few days ago, good thing that shit that goes on the web stays on there. Fuck these faggots, I'm tired of their bullshit being pushed in my face.
Posted by: Chris || 07/09/2021 2:58 Comments || Top||


#5  Counter "woke-ness" with "awake enough to smell the BS"
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:53 Comments || Top||

#6  We're cuming for your kids, more like it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 13:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Ace blows the story up.

JT5854, in general you are correct; its that here, apparently, these are up front deviants who have wet dreams of abusing children and showed their ass, with previous works such as I Dream of Bacha Boys, well its called The Boy Who Danced on Air feature boys who get raped by men, on older boy gettin' it with a younger boy.

So in this case it is a face value and they got the lawyers and spin doctors out en force.

Ace nails it harder than these people want to nail children.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 18:43 Comments || Top||

#8  That is, while the smooth talkers were assuring us they are just simple people, wanting to live their lives, they jump past the shield was and proceed vile taunts.

Now the sergeants and pulling them back behind the shield wall while the talkers explain to us we didn't see what we saw.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 18:51 Comments || Top||


NBA Finals Ratings Are In The Crapper Again
[Outkick The Coverage / Clay Travis] - NBA media got angry last year when a few writers covered the disastrous ratings for the NBA Finals. They claimed you couldn't compare an out-of-season event during a global pandemic to past seasons. Interestingly though, those same media members have constantly compared this season's viewership to last season.

The change of heart is not hypocrisy, it's desperation. Viewers' interest in the NBA is so low that ESPN has now decided to count last season's ratings after all.

Here's why:

Had sports media writers stuck with its mindset that last year didn't count in the ratings books, they'd have to admit that Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals averaged 8.56 million viewers on ABC, a 35% collapse from Game 1 in 2019.
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#1  ...Can't wait to see the ratings disaster that will be the Olympics.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/09/2021 4:21 Comments || Top||

#2  "In the crapper again" where they belong.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 5:09 Comments || Top||

#3  The corporate sponsors are not going to ask for a refund let alone a reduction in what they pay cause they're all SJWs in the boardroom too. Oh, and they gave up any concerns about being responsible to stockholders decades ago.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

#4  We'll see how SJW they are when the new TV contracts come up and ad prices are reset
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#5  There is still an NBA?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/09/2021 7:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Somebody call me when they have "Free Tibet" patches on their jerseys.
Posted by: Matt || 07/09/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Shoot, I didn't even know Hockey wrapped up, nevermind this crap.

Can't wait to see the ratings disaster that will be the Olympics.

I'm salivating.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#8  If a tree falls in the forest and nobody gives a $hit, does it help cause a wildfire in California?
(There's a meaning in there somewhere...)
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 15:10 Comments || Top||

#9  "NBA"? What's that? A rap group?
Posted by: Gravitch Jones1424 || 07/09/2021 22:17 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
A historic canoe was discovered on a wild SC river. How did it get there?
[Madison Leader] The roar of whitewater rapids was about all anyone could hear as a small group of canoeists maneuvered down the Chattooga River, enjoying the mountain scenery of the southern Appalachians along the South Carolina-Georgia border.

But as they neared a calm spot in the river, something caught their eye. It was an odd-looking piece of wood, resting near the river bank. After careful inspection, the boaters realized they had found a piece of history: A weathered canoe, replete with the markings of a past era.

"It was exciting to find that,’’ said Bettina George, one of the group members on the trip late last fall.

This week, with water levels suitable to recover the craft, a conservation group pulled the old canoe from the Chattooga and is preparing to haul it to a place where the vessel can be put on public display.

Those who’ve examined the canoe, including archaeologists at the University of South Carolina, say the boat could be 200 to 250 years old. It’s a potentially significant discovery that could provide insight on what life was like in the late 1700s, according to USC and the Chattooga Conservancy, the public interest group that led efforts to save the canoe.

If the canoe’s age is verified through radiocarbon testing, it would mark one of the few times a canoe that old has been found along the Chattooga, a federally designated wild and scenic river in the mountains northwest of Anderson.

Related: Wampanoag Indians Continue Burn-and-Scrape Method to Build Mishoon Canoes
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 11:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah, it tells us Indians used canoes 250 years ago. And the sky is blue.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 07/09/2021 17:53 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't know. Canoe...river. It's a mystery.
I KNOW! WHITE SUPREMACISTS!
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 18:49 Comments || Top||


Car Crash
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like after market air bags came in handy....

Snark O'The Day
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/09/2021 4:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Could be a bit premature, but I'm calling that Cayman a total loss.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 5:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Sorry - what car are you talking about???
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/09/2021 6:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Will the surgeons remove her tats and airbags? Might be the best thing that ever happened to the madchen
Posted by: Tholuper Ebbise8857 || 07/09/2021 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Billy at #1 with the early Snark O' The Day entry
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 7:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Was shootin' for the ever elusive "Double Snark O" The Day".
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/09/2021 8:58 Comments || Top||

#7  "Doubles" are very difficult. Never got one myself, but my 15 year Burg pin came in the mail recently.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#8 

And it looks wonderful on you.
Posted by: Spike Fleans3019 || 07/09/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Japan bans fans at Tokyo-area Olympics venues due to virus
TOKYO (AP) — Fans will be banned from Tokyo-area stadiums and arenas when the Olympics begin in two weeks, the city’s governor said Thursday after meeting with organizers of the pandemic-postponed games.

That means the Olympics will be a largely TV-only event, after the Japanese government put the capital under a COVID-19 state of emergency because of rising new infections and the highly contagious delta variant.

The declaration was made by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and the spectator ban was agreed to by Japanese Olympic organizers, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, and the metropolitan government of Tokyo.

It was a serious blow for Japanese taxpayers and local organizers of the games, which already had been postponed from 2020 by the coronavirus. Hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket revenue will be lost, and that must be made up by the government. Fans also have endured months of uncertainty about whether the Olympics will go ahead.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 05:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There go the Olympics. ZH was reporting yesterday that sponsors are starting to pull out.
Posted by: Raj || 07/09/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Good riddance.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Good riddance.

Personally, I'm looking forward to not watching women's soccer. Same with the dumb political posturing in the track & field events.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/09/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Opening procession looking like a parade of mummies.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 15:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Financial bloodbath for Japan in 3..2..1
Posted by: magpie || 07/09/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||


Powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake and 30 aftershocks rock the California-Nevada border and people report feeling the shaking hundreds of miles away
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They missed Sun Valley!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 0:10 Comments || Top||


#3  Someone in the aiming department needs to be fired. It was supposed to be Sun Valley.
Posted by: Haliberton Earthquake Division || 07/09/2021 0:21 Comments || Top||

#4  That was just the warning shot.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Coleville, Markleeville and Topaz Lake - the 395 communities
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 7:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Reno City Hall evacuated as 6.0 magnitude earthquake shakes region
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#7  We knew it was coming.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#8  Cites Lucy Jones, as I knew her, before becoming Dr. Jones. 'Normal' fault (direction of motion, not related to commonness or non-perversion). She did not mention that such faults seldom produce the really strong quakes (Mag. 8)
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/09/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#9  That was 40 miles south of my house, and I was in the family room when it hit! Chandalier swung an arc of 8 inches above my head and the whole house move up and down in a wave motion for about 15 seconds. There have been hundreds of aftershocks, a couple above 3. Not fun when you are worried about the aquifer for the well...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/09/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#10  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=38.40515,-119.72075&extent=38.60665,-119.25246
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/09/2021 12:50 Comments || Top||

#11  At least it didn't damage Walker Burger
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||

#12  Sun Valley:there was one close by today...

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/mb80514134/executive
Posted by: 746 || 07/09/2021 14:41 Comments || Top||

#13  Old blast sites at Frenchman's Flats collapsing?
There was a large one at 29Palms not long ago.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 20:33 Comments || Top||


Covid? What Covid? Spot the mask as thousands stream out of Wembley after study finds Euros socialising could drive Covid cases to 100,000-a-day within two weeks (and that was before we made the final!)
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Ebbeque Thaviger6759 || 07/09/2021 3:27 Comments || Top||

#2  'could'.
Posted by: Raj || 07/09/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Sturgis! Sturgis! Sturgis!

In the meantime:

BBB: Spoofing the Test

*drinks 20 Carlsburgs watching the game*
5 hours later:

Yeah boss, can't make it, test positive for the Covid, says so right here. See you in two weeks, don't forget payday is Friday.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 12:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Sorry, that is a BBC report^
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2021 12:29 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Kenya: Alarm as Policewoman Suspected of Killing Colleague Murders Another Man
[All Africa] A female police officer wanted by detectives over the killing of a colleague in Nakuru is suspected to have killed another man in Kiambu on Tuesday evening.

Corporal Carolyne Kangogo, 34, is on the run since the death of Constable John Ogweno whose bullet-riddled body was on Monday found inside his car at the Kasarani Police Station in Nakuru.

But as detectives were conducting a search for her, police in Kiambu reported that she had spent the night with Peter Ndwiga, whose body was found at a hotel room in Ruiru.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I see
Rosie O'Donnell
was a cop
in her
younger days.
Posted by: Spike Fleans3019 || 07/09/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||


Uganda: I'm Ready to Retire, Museveni Tells Ruto
[All Africa] Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has offered the biggest indication yet that he is ready when his current term of office expires in 2026.

He spoke on Tuesday, July 5, 2021, in Wakiso District in the outskirts of the country's capital Kampala, after laying a foundation stone for the multibillion Biological Drugs and mRNA Vaccine manufacturing facility.

Among those present was Deputy President William Ruto.

The 76-year old former guerrilla leader further noted his idea of retirement had been 'held back' by the creation of the East African Federation, plus what he termed as a centre of gravity in Africa

"Please you, people," he said. "I want to go and look after my cows. Create a centre of gravity, I push you there, then I go and look after my cows. I am very glad that His Excellency Ruto and other Kenyan and East African leaders support this idea."

"In Arusha, they are now talking the same language of a confederation as the first step to the federation," he said.

According to the Nile Post, Museveni was responding to Ruto's observation that he owes other leaders the fruition of the East African Federation before he retires.

"You owe us a debt. Before you retire and if possible in the next two or three years, you owe us the fruition of the EA federation. We are here as leaders and citizens of East Africa to support you and other leaders in the region to eliminate barriers that impede trade, investment, labour and people working together," Ruto said.

Museveni has ruled Uganda for 35-years non-stop, ever since he shot his way to State House in a rebellion that outlasted former presidents Idi Amin, Milton Obote and Yusuf Lule.

He has on two occasions benefitted from a change in the constitution, to alter the presidential term and age limits, so as to extend his stay in power. He is currently serving his sixth term in office.

Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  I guess the bank transfers to Switzerland went through, and the estate is ready, and the plane is being readied.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 18:59 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Dubai authorities probe container ship blast that rocked city
[IsraelTimes] Authorities say blaze was doused within 40 minutes, with no casualties; all 14 crew evacuated in time; police say excessive heat might have been factor.

Dubai authorities on Thursday were investigating a kaboom on a container ship carrying flammable materials which unleashed a fireball at one of the world’s busiest ports and sent shock waves through the city.

Firefighters rushed to the scene at Jebel Ali Port to tackle the blaze that broke out shortly before midnight on the large vessel, which authorities said had been preparing to dock.

Police said that the summer heat, already hovering above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Gulf city, may have been a factor.

Dubai police said three of the 130 containers on the ship held flammable materials.

"Initial reports indicate that... friction, or heat, may have led to the blast," Dubai police chief Abdullah al-Marri told al-Arabiya, adding that there were no radioactive substances or explosives in the containers.

Such events are a rarity in the ultra-secure Gulf emirate, one of seven which make up the wealthy United Arab Emirates.

There are 8,000 companies based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) which contributed 23% of Dubai’s gross domestic product last year. It is the Middle East’s largest trade zone.

The glitzy Gulf emirate of Dubai transformed itself over the past 50 years from a sleepy port town to a regional travel, trade and financial services center. The city state is now home to more than three million people, mostly foreigners, compared with only 15,000 inhabitants in the 1950s.

Unlike Abu Dhabi, the leading member of the UAE that sits on large fossil fuel reserves, Dubai has dwindling oil resources and has worked to develop non-oil industries, becoming a hub for services and tourism for the region.
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Britain
Contraceptive pills will be sold over-the-counter without prescription for first time ever as FDA approves plan for two different brands
Another Donald Trump policy realized, albeit in England, now that the Deep State has stopped dragging its heels.
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Women able to access Pill without written authorisation for little as £10 a month

  • Open to women of child-bearing age under supervision of qualified pharmacist

  • Follows a safety review and public consultation by the UK's medicines watchdog
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This article applies to the UK only. FDA wasn't mentioned in the source article. The only available OTC hormonal contraceptive I know of in the USA is levonorgestrel.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
The hunt for Haiti assassination suspects continues
[DW] At least 28 people are believed to be involved in President Jovenel Moise's liquidation, including two Haitian Americans, national police director general Leon Charles said at a news conference on Thursday.

"We have arrested 15 Colombians and the two Americans of Haitian origin. Three Colombians have been killed while eight others are on the loose," Charles said.

"We will strengthen our investigation and search techniques to intercept the other eight mercenaries," he said.

Charles, who had said that four people had been killed late on Wednesday, did not explain the potential discrepancy, or whether it was an additional three.

The police chief paraded the suspects before news hounds, showing a number of Colombian passports, assault rifles, machetes, walkie-talkies and materials including bolt cutters and hammers.

"Foreigners came to our country to kill the president," Charles said.

Diego Molano, Colombia's defense minister said in a statement that preliminary information indicated that Colombians involved in the attack were retired members of the country's military.

He said his government would cooperate in the investigation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, Buford bit the snake and Eloise began speaking in tongues...
the US State Department said it was in contact with Haitian officials and was aware of the reports of US citizens being arrested, but could not confirm or comment as yet.

One of the Haitian-Americans arrested had previously worked as a bodyguard for the Canadian Embassy in Haiti.
PROFESSIONAL LIQUIDATION SQUAD
Observers agree a professional liquidation team was responsible for the murder. "I drove past the president's house at 8:30 p.m. and saw only one patrol unit," radio personality Widmaier said. Usually, the president has an entire squad of heavily armed bodyguards to protect him.

Neighbors first heard gunshots around 1 a.m., followed by heavy explosions and a deadly, hour-long battle involving semi-automatic weapons. After that, it became clear the president was dead and his wife, Martine, seriously injured. The Haitian first lady was flown to the US state of Florida on Wednesday for medical treatment. There were no other reports of casualties. The couple's daughter, who had reportedly locked herself in her room, remained unharmed, local media said.

The question remains, however, what role foreign mercenaries might have played in the killing. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said some of the killers were believed to have spoken Spanish and English. Voice recordings circulating online suggest the men identified themselves to Moise's bodyguards as being members of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The US government maintained close ties with the Haitian leader, but denied any involvement in the incident.

Following an hours-long chase near the scene of the murder, four suspects were bumped off and a further two were arrested and taken into police custody.

A PRESIDENT WITH MANY ENEMIES
The motive for the killing remains unclear. Only recently did the president himself say that corrupt oligarchs were trying to kill him — he did not name names.

Opponents have been demonstrating against him during his entire time in office. The protests were said to be fueled by Venezuela
...a country in Central America that sits on an enormous pool of oil. Formerly the most prospereous country in the region, it became infested with Commies sniffing almost unlimited wealth. It turned out the wealth wasn't unlimited, the economy collapsed under the clownish Hugo Chavez, the murder rate exceeded places like Honduras and El Salvador. A significant proportion of the populace refugeed to Colombia and points south...
. The socialist government there — which had expanded its influence in Haiti by giving millions of dollars in aid following the 2010 earthquake — saw US-friendly Moise as a traitor. Only recently, Moise railed influential opposition senators with a proposal to amend the constitution and abolish the Senate.

Widmaier doubts whether the murder was a politically motivated coup. The opposition had been caught out and had no plan going forward. The journalist believes the killers could not have found a more unfavorable time for a change in leadership. The country has not had an elected parliament for over a year, the chief justice died recently of COVID and Prime Minister Joseph, who took over as interim head following Wednesday's murder, had actually already resigned from the post, but his designated successor had not officially been sworn in.

A COUNTRY SWEPT UP BY VIOLENCE AND THE MAFIA
In additional to any political opponents, criminal gangs may also have played a part in the murder. The groups have been making Port-au-Prince unsafe since the beginning of the year as incidences of gang-related violence continue to rise.

Jimmy Cherizier, also known as Barbeque, is deemed to be the city's most important gang leader. It is thought he has ties to the presidential palace, he even recently threatened to take power. His enemies are said to be on opposition politician's payrolls.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,



#3  Maybe they can bring in some Turkish intelligence people to apply their techniques that have so successfully rounded up all the Gulenists...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/09/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Biden admin just announced sending FBI and DHS to Haiti.....to investigate or to cover up all the links to the Clintons and their massive corruption linkage there is the past?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/09/2021 16:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Finding suspects in this will continue for years.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 20:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Wait... you're saying it was Gulenists!? Quick, get Erdy on the phone.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/09/2021 22:30 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Pentagon document warns the world is moving closer to a nuclear war because Russia and China are developing new nuclear missiles, bombers and submarines
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  And so is the USA: GBSD, B-21 and Columbia SSBN.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/09/2021 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2 
YES! we need a strong US Military to defend the USA.

I for one, am fed-up with losing friends and their kids that joined the military to defend the USA... in 2nd & 3rd world countries that have ZERO return on US National Security. eg. Somalia Oct 1993->???.

For the last 50+ years our Military has spent more time defending or playing policeman to 2nd & 3rd world countries of the world, than securing our own borders.

So while the Military Industrial Complex is seeking sales to the US Military and has a long $$$ DONATION $$$ and after office/family employment track record for DC types.

My question simply is:
If the Pentagon gets more $$$$, is it just going to be used for a more DC directed Global Police work? Or, will there be a mandate requiring CONUS Security and Defense use only?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/09/2021 6:46 Comments || Top||

#3  The world has been at the hair-trigger likelihood of nuclear war since the early 1960's. Why is this news now? Go to Wikipedia and look up Stanislav Petrov and Vasily Arkhipov, for starters.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 Because it's budget time.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/09/2021 12:53 Comments || Top||


Vladivostok prepares for chess festival
Direct translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Vladivostok will host the largest chess tournament in the Far East for the 17th time - the open festival "City by the Sea-2021", the press service of the city mayor's office told a REGNUM correspondent.

"This year the competition has a new status - now the festival will host not only a stage of the Children's Cup of Russia and an open tournament for adults, but also a stage of the all-Russian rapid chess competition 'RAPID Russian Grand Prix of Russia' among men and women, " they explained in the regional chess federation.

The official, grand opening of the festival is scheduled for July 17, and the stage of the Russian Children's Cup starts on July 10. The famous Russian chess player, grandmaster Maxim Turov will be a special guest of the "City by the Sea."

On July 20, in honor of the International Chess Day, everyone will have the opportunity to communicate and even play with a professional.

For all participants, there is a prerequisite - a negative PCR test result or a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19.

As reported by IA REGNUM , the International Chess Federation (FIDE) has published the list of participants in the 2021 World Chess Cup.
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#1  Vladivostok. I guess the wanted to make sure nobody bothered them while they were chessing.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||


The dispatcher recommended not to descend into the sea
Direct Translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The media published an audio recording of the negotiations between the dispatcher of the Palana airport and the crew of the An-26 that crashed on 6 July.

On the audio, you can hear that negotiations are being conducted calmly, in a normal mode. The dispatcher did not recommend the crew to descend into the sea.

“I do not recommend going down to sea ,” the dispatcher said to the audio.

"We are at sea and are not descending," a crew member replied.

Further, the board went down. The dispatcher and the crew member talked about each action. The board dropped to 800 meters and then went down to 600 meters.

Then the crew no longer answered the dispatcher's question: "What time will you be landing?"

As reported by IA REGNUM , the An-26 plane crash occurred on July 6, when the plane flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana crashed into a rock during landing. Parts of the aircraft are scattered along the coast, the tail has fallen into the sea. Onboard there were 28 people: 22 passengers, including two minors, and six crew members.

Posted by: badanov || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not landing in the water is always a good idea.
Unless you're in a seaplane.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 20:25 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China's gene giant harvests data from millions of women
[Reuters] A prenatal test used worldwide sends gene data of pregnant women to the company that developed it with China's military. The U.S. sees a security risk.

A Chinese gene company selling prenatal tests around the world developed them in collaboration with the country's military and is using them to collect genetic data from millions of women for sweeping research on the traits of populations, a Reuters review of scientific papers and company statements found.

U.S. government advisors warned in March that a vast bank of genomic data that the company, BGI Group, is amassing and analyzing with artificial intelligence could give China a path to economic and military advantage. As science pinpoints new links between genes and human traits, access to the biggest, most diverse set of human genomes is a strategic edge. The technology could propel China to dominate global pharmaceuticals, and also potentially lead to genetically enhanced soldiers, or engineered pathogens to target the U.S. population or food supply, the advisors said.

Reuters has found that BGI’s prenatal test, one of the most popular in the world, is a source of genetic data for the company, which has worked with the Chinese military to improve "population quality" and on genetic research to combat hearing loss and altitude sickness in soldiers.

BGI says it stores and re-analyzes left-over blood samples and genetic data from the prenatal tests, sold in at least 52 countries to detect abnormalities such as Down syndrome in the fetus. The tests — branded NIFTY for "Non-Invasive Fetal TrisomY" — also capture genetic information about the mother, as well as personal details such as her country, height and weight, but not her name, BGI computer code viewed by Reuters shows.

So far, more than 8 million women have taken BGI’s prenatal tests globally. BGI has not said how many of the women took the test abroad, and said it only stores location data on women in mainland China.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 05:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Lebensborn on the Yangtze? Have we not seen this movie previously ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Verifying that Genghis Khan's (Yuan Empire period by Chinese reckoning) claim to much of the Eurasian Continent? Yeah I know he's Mongol, but any basis seems to work these day to justify Chinese neo-imperialism (just ask the neighbors)

Why do we care about Genghis Khan’s DNA?

In 2003, an evolutionary geneticist named Chris Tyler-Smith discovered that 8 percent of men across 16 different ethnic populations in Asia shared a common Y-chromosome pattern. This pattern was eventually traced back to a common origin who must have existed about 1,000 years ago. However, to create so many descendants, this common origin would have had to have an abnormally large number of sons. (He may also have had many daughters, of course, but they would not carry the Y-chromosome necessary to indicate they were directly linked to the paternal origin. Women have two X-chromosomes while men have an X and a Y).

Since Genghis Khan was known in contemporary writings for fathering hundreds of children in this area of Asia, historians and geneticists together presumed this common origin was most likely the first Mongolian emperor himself.

Together with a genetics research team, Tyler-Smith was able to further show that 1 in 200 men in the world are direct descendants of Genghis Khan. In modern-day Mongolia alone, as many 35% of men shared the “Khan” Y-chromosome pattern. The team’s study was published in 2003 under the title “The Genetic Legacy of the Mongols” in the journal European Journal of Human Genetics.

To put these figures another way, Tyler-Smith’s findings mean that up to 0.5% of the world’s population (or around 17 million people), primarily located in Asia, can trace their lineage to Genghis Khan directly along their paternal bloodlines. The data also indicates that 8% of men who live in the area of the “former Mongol empire” carry nearly identical Y-chromosomes. According to Tyler-Smith and other experts, this is statistically improbable to occur in any way except from one common paternal origin.

To further prove Tyler-Smith’s theory, historians have pointed to the attested lineage of Genghis Khan’s sons. In documents from the time period, one of Khan’s sons was written to have had 40 sons who would have carried on that unique Y-chromosome pattern. Similarly, one of Genghis Khan’s grandsons was said to have had 22 acknowledged sons; however, he likely had many more “illegitimate” sons because he added 30 women to his personal harem each year.

A follow-up study from a team of Russian scientists analyzed further ethnic groups including Kurds, Persians, Russians and other central Asian ethnic groups. They were surprised to find that despite Genghis Khan’s empire controlling eastern Russia for two and a half centuries, they were unable to find any evidence of his direct descendants being present in modern-day Russia. As they put it, “…[M]en from the Genghis Khan clan left no genetic trace in Russia.”
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Women have two X-chromosomes while men have an X and a Y

That's White Patriarchal thinking!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2021 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Years ago I tracked ancestor of a g-g-grandfather of mine back to a tiny area in Burgundy France in the 1730's. Unusual family name with a plethora of various misspellings. Found a Francophone lady online whose maiden name was one of those misspellings. She was researching her father's line and said her family legend was that his line came from the same tiny area in Burgundy in the same era. Unfortunately there were gaps in the French records of births & deaths, while there were no such gaps in the records of the North American descendants. While it was still allowed under French law, we did a Y-chromosome test on him and on a US descendant through the same male line. Perfect match. Researchers later contacted me due to the rarity of this kind of research. France later banned private DNA testing (like 23andMe) of its residents.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  gedmatch.com is a publicly available site where people who have access to their DNA test results can post them and have them compared to anyone else who has done the same. Matches can contact each other using email addresses if they wish. I have noted I have several dozen matches to people who seem to have Chinese names and also have email addresses ending in "qq.com" I haven't tried to contact any of them, since they seem fake. It would be possible to cut & paste subsets of anyone's public DNA data and use those matches to create fake DNA profiles and to create fake DNA malware.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||


Kim Jong Un-derlings: New images show North Korean leader has demoted military officials as he focuses on feeding his country instead of nukes amid 'great crisis'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Commies


#2  The real Kim Jong Un must have been replaced with an audio animatronic version.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Starving the average soldier is not a ticket to regime stability...
Posted by: magpie || 07/09/2021 17:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Nukes aimed at Japan and the US ain't gonna help when the zombies start coming down out of the hills.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 19:01 Comments || Top||


Economy
Job growth slows
  • [CNBC] Initial filings for unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose last week, a possible hint that the rapid job growth seen in the first half of 2021 could face hurdles.

  • First-time jobless claims totaled 373,000 for the week ended July 3, compared with the 350,000 Dow Jones estimate.

  • The level of continuing claims, the measure of ongoing benefits, decreased to 3.34 million, down 145,000 from the previous week’s revised level.

Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jobs are there, people are slow
Posted by: Chris || 07/09/2021 3:01 Comments || Top||

#2  The Nation That Wouldn’t Get Out Of Bed And Go To Work

A country of roughly 330 million has more than 9 million job openings, and 9.5 million unemployed. This is a disgrace, a clear indication that our American character and work ethic are slipping, a rolling tragedy that’s been authored by the Democrats.

read the rest at the link
Posted by: Goober Uniper5178 || 07/09/2021 3:32 Comments || Top||

#3  As the Covid unemployment payments stop in each state, people will go back to work.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/09/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

#4  a rise in new applications for Unemployment insurance does not necessarily mean job growth is slowing

they are on different tracks and different cycles

and as TW says, the Covid bonus unemployment payments are ending in a dozen or more states so that will move the numbers over the next two months
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/09/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Jobs are plentiful but they don't bay enough to beat the benefits available without working, and to withhold those benefits is cruel and heartless, and forcing people to work for their supper is slavery...
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/09/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Supplemental unemployment holding back Colorado’s recovery

No shit...
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/09/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Unexpectedly™
Posted by: magpie || 07/09/2021 17:18 Comments || Top||


Europe
9 people die in plane crash in Sweden
Direct translation of the article. Edited.
[REGNUM] Nine people were killed in a plane crash near the Swedish city of Örebro, the Sun newspaper reported on July 9, citing Swedish police.

On board the aircraft were eight parachutists and a pilot. Earlier it was reported that after the plane crash in Örebro, two people were hospitalized. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loewen expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims. An investigation into the incident has begun.

As reported by IA REGNUM , on July 8, a plane with parachutists crashed in Örebro. The aircraft fell immediately after takeoff from the airfield. After the crash, the wreckage of the plane caught fire.
Deutsche Welle adds:
"It is a sky diver plane that has crashed after takeoff," Emil Gustavsson, rescue leader at the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, told local TT news agency.

In a similar incident two years ago, a parachuting plane crashed near the city of Umea in northern Sweden, killing nine people on board.
Posted by: badanov || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under:


Spain and Lithuania's leaders are forced to abandon press conference when NATO jets behind them are scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Spanish jets, based in Lithuania on a NATO mission to police Baltic air space, took off just before 9am reports that two Russian Su-24s fighter jets had taken off from Russia's Kaliningrad region without filing a flight plan, said a spokesperson for the Lithuanian army's joint chiefs of staff.

There was no danger to Sanchez or Nauseda, the Lithuanian president's spokesman said.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under:


Government Corruption
SBA Payroll Protection - Who Got the Money
Small Business Admin Covid-19 Payroll Protection Data...

Where the money $$$ went; Industries, companies and the Demographics of those getting it.

Also you can search by state and names for greater details by using this link.
SBA-Payroll Protection Funding

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/09/2021 08:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Please excuse my ineptness at properly posting:

https://data.clarionledger.com/paycheck-protection-program-loans/

The other link for the SBA-Payroll Protection Funding for greater details by name and state.

It seems I used quotes somehow.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/09/2021 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  The quotes are put in automatically, NN2N1. Sometimes, for reasons I lack the knowledge to understand, this causes problems easily fixed by a moderator going in to remove them. So I did. Thank you for mentioning it, my dear.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/09/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#3  How come in many cases, the amount forgiven is geater than the original loan?
Posted by: Jise Elmeang4932 || 07/09/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Also look at the racial dispursments.
It seems mainly Black American bussiness were affected or rewarded....

Follow the $$$$ it always has DC behind it.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/09/2021 19:47 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Why is a Fusion GPS attorney risking sanctions?
[Techno Fog @ Substack] Fusion GPS appears desperate to settle a potentially catastrophic case.

Fusion GPS attorneys have been accused of violating ethics rules in the case they’re defending against Alfa Bank. What do they want to keep hidden?

BACKGROUND
In 2017, the owners of Alfa Bank (we’ll call them Alfa Bank for the purposes of this article) sued Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson for their publication of false statements accusing Alfa Bank of "bribery, extortion, and interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election."

As a reminder, it was Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson who, along with others, created and spread bogus Trump/Russia dossiers to government officials and the media. This was then used to justify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance warrants on Carter Page to spy on Page those associated with President Trump.

We previously reported that Alfa Bank filed a motion to compel, asking the Court to require Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson to produce documents withheld as privileged. These documents included communications with Glenn Simpson and others concerning the false Alfa Bank allegations.

Fusion/Simpson have fought the production of the documents, arguing that they are subject to the "attorney-client privilege" and otherwise privileged and not subject to production. We observed these are extremely weak arguments, as the dossiers were political research not subject to the protections afforded by attorney-client privilege. Alfa Bank argued the same to the Court:

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
Things have taken a strange turn. Today, attorneys for Plaintiffs (Alfa Bank, et. al) informed the Court that Bill Taylor, an attorney for Fusion GPS, was contacting third parties to establish back-channel lines of communication to start settlement talks.

I’ll let them explain:
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/09/2021 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fusion will eventually have to disclose its ties to the CIA.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/09/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  BINGO:

Bruce Ohr, a senior official in the Department of Justice. Ohr’s wife, a former CIA analyst and expert in Russian history, had done freelance work for Fusion. Simpson and Fritsch never imagined their connections to Steele, Clinton, the FBI, and Ohr would become public and subsequently provide the framework for a deep-state conspiracy theory.

Emphasis added.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 9:43 Comments || Top||

#4  The problem I see is that various parties in this case do have legitimate intelligence/national security affiliations and information released could be legitimately damaging. The bigger underlying problem is that the intelligence/national security apparatus has been (and continues to be) used in seriously wrongful, partisan political ways.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/09/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#5  I think it is great that a 60 year old woman would suddenly develop an interest in ham radio. Even if the whole thing seems a bit more than suspicious
Posted by: SteveS || 07/09/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Same thought I had at the time Steve. Of course neither her or her Deep State Department husband have been heard from lately. All safely behind the memory hole 'Green Door'.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Found this on wireless2.fcc.gov, it is publicly available info, as are all amateur radio licensee stuff:
KM4UDZ new license issued May 2016
Nellie H Ohr
6435 Tucker Ave
Mc Lean, VA 22101
USA
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Anyone with a bit of sense and a concern for TEOTWAWKI would already have obtained a Tech-level amateur radio license and a 2M transceiver for emergency use. Might even keep a spare 2M transceiver in a Faraday cage at home.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Mr. Taylor told the plaintiff’s son-in-law that there were things both parties would not want revealed in discovery. What did he think that would be for the plaintiff?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/09/2021 14:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Nah, that can't be. Fusion GPS couldn't violate ethics rules because they don't have any.
Posted by: Glaique Bourbon3926 || 07/09/2021 23:20 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
'It's time to turn my dream into a reality': Sir Richard Branson will fly to space with Virgin Galactic this SUNDAY - beating billionaire rival Jeff Bezos to the post by just nine days if the launch is a success
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 09:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Am I bad for hoping that one of these launches blows up?
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 18:51 Comments || Top||


FBI approves new DNA database system to speed up investigations
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let me guess, the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) has been awarded the 'no bid' FBI DNA database contract.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  China's gene giant harvests data from millions of women
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Personally, I think this is a great idea. We were just discussing it last week in Sunday School.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 8:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Run by Dominion?
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/09/2021 8:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Combine DNA databases with hacking and malware -- the possibilities for mischief have vastly increased.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/09/2021 12:48 Comments || Top||

#6  So, CODIS wasn't making it anymore?
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 18:56 Comments || Top||


Sign Of Life Found On Saturn's Moon Enceladus With Huge Salty Ocean
Posted by: Flash Gordon7821 || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Sounds like an outpost of the Utahans
Posted by: Shainter Big Foot6858 || 07/09/2021 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2 
Or maybe the outpost of the Enchiladans
Posted by: Shainter Big Foot6858 || 07/09/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||

#3  “ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA Enceladus. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE. USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE.
Posted by: magpie || 07/09/2021 1:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Greta Thunberg: We MUST kill all the Enceladus cows to prevent their farts from causing global warming.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/09/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Senseless urban slayings reach record numbers. Meanwhile, the search for life on other planets continues. What am I missing ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Happily, it is true that lighting a match is a quick and efficient way to get rid of fart smells. Assuming, of course, that you keep matches lying around for this or some other purpose....

If you were to step into a sealed room filled with 100% methane gas and strike a match, what would happen?

Answer. Nothing.

The match cannot spark without oxygen.
Posted by: Galactic Coordinator Tingle2843 || 07/09/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Somebody's trying to justify their grant money.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2021 15:13 Comments || Top||

#8  I believe scientists have given up the search for intelligent life here on Earth and have decided to look elsewhere
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 07/09/2021 20:13 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
In the wake of high school exams in Syria, celebratory gunfire killed 3 and injured 5 across the country
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, like Chicago on the weekend?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Chicago would be killed 13 and wounded 37
Posted by: Caesar Dingle2377 || 07/09/2021 7:43 Comments || Top||

#3  So ammo isn't hard to find like here the US.
Posted by: jpal || 07/09/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||



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