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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Woman comments on police ‘Most Wanted' post about her, gets arrested
[NYP] She’s a criminal oversharer.

Oklahoma police tracked down a suspect on their "Most Wanted" list — after she asked about reward money in a reply to their Facebook post about her alleged crime, authorities said.

Lorraine Graves was busted on a charge of accessory to murder after she commented on a Tulsa Police Department post on Wednesday that listed her as the force’s "Weekly Most Wanted."

Graves replied to the post, saying, "where’s the reward money at?," a screenshot of her post shows.

Detectives arrested her Thursday in north Tulsa, according to the department. Her bond is set at $500,000, cops said.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/20/2021 08:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An above averagely shrewd white supremacist.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

"Aw c'mon! Do I get it now or what... mmhmmm?"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/20/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#3  It does kind of make sense that if a criminal turns themself in they should be entitled to the reward money - I never saw fine print on the Wanted posters excluding it...
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/20/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||

56 Shot, 11 Killed, During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago
[BREITBART] Fifty-six people were shot, 11 of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot
...the diminutive and vacuous Heronner da Mare of Chicago. When the corpse count rises she blames the guns, which are banned anyway. A racist to the bone, Lori sez that people with the same skin tone all think alike, not quite getting the implications for a city with a population less than thirty percent black...
’s (D) reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
.Breitbart News reported at least 25 people were shot Friday into Saturday night alone, and three of those shooting victims shuffled off the mortal coil.

On Monday morning ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times noted the number of shooting victims had risen to 56, with 11 dead.

Six people were shot in one incident late Saturday "in the 5000-block of West Ohio Street." The individuals were standing outside a location where a party had been held when someone inside an SUV opened fire on them. One of the maimed was a 12-year-old girl.

Another one of the maimed was a 15-year-old girl.

Hours later, an eight-year-old boy was shot while riding in a vehicle with a 28-year-old male "in the 2000-block of West 83rd Street." Both the boy and the driver were shot, but neither received life-threatening injuries.

The violence of the weekend in a continuation of the death and mayhem plaguing Democrat-controlled Chicago this year.

For example, 29 people were shot Wednesday alone, two of them fatally, and over 40 people were shot, 11 of them fatally, the weekend of July 9-11, 2021.

Nearly 100 people were shot over the long Fourth of July weekend, July 2-July 5, 2021, and 17 of those shooting victims died from their wounds.
Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another View
Teamsters Local 727 Hosts Expansion of Chicago Spring Funeral Industry CE 2021

Posted by: Chuckles Sluth1630 || 07/20/2021 0:31 Comments || Top||


As has been said here a few dozen times.
A Socialcrat city, where the thugs carry firearms and honest citizens are forced to go unarmed.

NOTE: We are talking Police Districts (Communities and Neighborhoods), NOT Chicago overall.

Chicago Police Crime Data site Chicago Communities/Neighborhoods .

Run the demographics for the Chicago Communities/Neighborhoods where the 10 highest number of shootings happen. You might find it does not correlate to Chicago's overall White - Black Demographic tally.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/20/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Black Rock Coffee CEO Responds - 'NYT Twisted My Words'
The 48 hour rule is a good thing...
[PJ Media] - Black Rifle Coffee is a premium, small-batch, roast-to-order, veteran-owned coffee company based out of Utah. It has seen tremendous success over the past couple of years and has been dubbed the conservative alternative to Starbucks. But social media has been abuzz over the past few days regarding an interview Black Rifle CEO Evan Hafer gave to the New York Times Magazine. In response to the interview, The Post Millennial wrote that Black Rifle "goes woke, throws customers under the bus in bizarre NYT interview." In addition, Newsmax said the company had called out some of its customers as "a repugnant group of people."

Conservatives on Twitter expressed outrage.

"Black Rifle Coffee is DONE!" tweeted conservative author Nick Adams.

"It looks like Black Rifle Coffee, a company which became famous because of conservatives, is now trying to distance themselves from conservatives," tweeted Brigitte Gabriel, the founder of ACT for America.

Something didn’t sound right about this.

Let’s get the air cleared right away. Black Rifle Coffee’s founder and CEO has spoken out and is disputing how his comments were presented by the New York Times and represented by those reacting to the article, who were led to believe that Black Rifle Coffee bashed conservatives.

Evan Hafer decided to set the record straight regarding the "significant amount of misinformation being put out on the internet" about Black Rifle Coffee and about statements that he has made.

Hafer quickly debunked the notion that he made derogatory remarks about BRCC’s customers or conservatives and then proceeded to explain how the New York Times deliberately twisted his words and took them out of context. According to Hafer, his conversation with the NYT Magazine reporter was in the context of racism and anti-Semitism in America in light of Hafer being the target of an organized attack last year because of "my last name and my heritage."
Mr. Hafer’s explanation on Instagram and a YouTube interview with Dana Loesch can be seen at the link.
Posted by: Raj || 07/20/2021 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe - certainly plausible that The Slimes would do that. I don't drink coffee but I bought some for my son-in-law a year or two ago, basically in support of them; he was not impressed with the coffee so I didn't buy it again.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/20/2021 13:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Listened to both audios. Sounds legit. Thanks for the follow-up.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/20/2021 14:21 Comments || Top||

#3  They don't call them the New York Slimes for nothing.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/20/2021 14:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Rule #1 Don't talk to left wing outlets
Posted by: Warthog || 07/20/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Rule #2 - If you ignore Rule #1, bring your own audio & video equipment.
Posted by: Raj || 07/20/2021 14:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Whenever you do an interview with the media insist on having your own videographer and recordings.'

The media has been doing this for decades.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/20/2021 15:10 Comments || Top||

#7  "I didn't say what they said I said." Weak tea...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 16:36 Comments || Top||

#8  As soon as the word "context" comes up you are in long range hang-out territory
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 16:38 Comments || Top||

#9  If he feels that way he should sue them.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/20/2021 17:43 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ I think the last successful libel case in the US was decades ago...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 18:25 Comments || Top||

#11  Don't see anything about his alleged comment about Rittenhouse.
Posted by: Harcourt Elmereque6752 || 07/20/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||

#12  Should sue them anyways to make a point, discourage future trespasses.

All I know is the only thing which comes out of the NYT I trust is their hatred of anyone not associated with the NYT.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/20/2021 18:58 Comments || Top||

#13  This idiot blew it, and is now playing the anti-Semite card to gain sympathy. His coffee is over-cooked and over-priced.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/20/2021 19:19 Comments || Top||

#14  Waited way to long to make this statement.
Posted by: Ruprecht || 07/20/2021 21:01 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Beijing Vet Dies of Monkey B Virus, Which Has 70 to 80 Percent Fatality Rate
[ET] China has reported the first death from the rare Monkey B virus in its history. The individual, identified as a veterinarian in Beijing, was infected by monkeys in March and died on May 27.

Monkey B virus (BV), also known as Herpes B virus, has a fatality rate of 70 to 80 percent, wrote the authors of the report published on July 17 in the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s English journal China CDC Weekly. The report states that the deceased’s close contacts were tested in April and were found to be free of the virus.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), humans typically are infected with BV when bitten or scratched by an infected macaque monkey, or have contact with a macaque’s eyes, nose, or mouth. The CDC highlighted that there has only been one case of BV human-to-human transmission documented in history.

It’s unclear which type of monkey the victim was in contact with when he contracted the virus.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/20/2021 01:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Family and co-workers in Wuhan were understandably shocked and saddened.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/20/2021 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Beat me to it, B. ...as usual.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/20/2021 5:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I just really think the long term solution to chinese bioresearch is not masks and vaccines.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#4  They say sunlight is the best disinfectant, but a quick, hard burst of gamma rays will do in a pinch.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/20/2021 8:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Interesting. I wonder if it's related to Monkey Pox, reported in Texas Sunday?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/20/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Bobby,
I think it is, since both articles quote the same fatality rate.
Posted by: Thavick Grirong4296 || 07/20/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Hmmm. Last week's monkey pox was from Nigeria. No mention of where this might have originated, other than diseased monkeys from a "non-human primate" research and breeding station.

Wikipedia says the monkey pox virus is related to smallpox virus and the smallpox vaccine works for both.
Any bets on whether there is a Chinese monkey pox lab somewhere in the picture?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/20/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Fauci & The Experts: stick a banana in your tailpipe.

They say sunlight is the best disinfectant, but a quick, hard burst of gamma rays will do in a pinch.

Sunlight in a can.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/20/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#10  So, Covid-19 was the trial run and the next round is starting?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/20/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||

#11  Considering everyone has been practicing the wrong procedures for 18 months thinking it a success, better hope not.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/20/2021 14:54 Comments || Top||

#12  Confucius say, "Monkey confess
That he bring something else from the West
Besides writings: rare pox
From an abbess's box!"
[Dr. Fauci start scratching his chest]
Posted by: Vespasian Turkeyneck4945 || 07/20/2021 17:57 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Food aid convoy headed for Ethiopia's Tigray attacked: UN's WFP
Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Night club comic: "My neighborhood was so tough the Grubhub driver drove a tank!"
Posted by: magpie || 07/20/2021 17:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey good buddy we got ourselves a convoy!
Posted by: jpal || 07/20/2021 18:05 Comments || Top||

#3  I just hope it is an electric tank because diesel is so bad for the environment.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/20/2021 21:36 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Mortar shelling by Azerbaijani forces reported in Armenia
Direct Translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The situation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan remained tense due to continued shelling by the Azerbaijani armed forces, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported on July 19.

"On July 19, from 18:40, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired on the Armenian positions in the direction of the Yeraskh settlement using small arms. Mortars were used periodically.

As of 23:00 (22:00 Moscow time), the situation is tense, "the Armenian Defense Ministry reports," the message says.

The Armenian defense department added that they would react harshly to any provocation and warned Baku about responsibility for the shelling.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported that the positions of the Azerbaijani army are being shelled "from weapons of various calibers from the territory of Armenia." The parties do not report losses.

Russian presidential advisor Dmitry Peskovconfirmed the preparation of the visit of the President of Azerbaijan to Moscow.
Posted by: badanov || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under:

Five earthquakes occurred off the coast of the Kuril Islands
Direct Translation of of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] At least five earthquakes with a magnitude of up to 3.9 occurred off the coast of the Kuril Islands over the past day, according to the Sakhalin branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

It is reported that the magnitude of the seismic events ranged from 2.2 to 3.9. At the same time, the epicenters of tremors were located in the area of ​​the southern group of the Kuriles.

According to preliminary data, residents of settlements on the Kuril Islands did not feel earthquakes, and no calls were made to emergency services.

A tsunami threat was also not announced.
Posted by: badanov || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under:

Nork Women Drafted to Build Border Wall
[American Military News/Radio Free Asia] North Korea is forcibly mobilizing married women living near the border with China to toil away making cement blocks for the construction of a wall, sources in the country told RFA.
All the kewl countries are building border walls these days. Except America, which goes to show...
The wall will keep citizens of the northeastern province of Ryanggang from easily accessing the border, especially near the province’s largest city Hyesan, where the government uncovered a rash of smuggling incidents over the past year, following the January 2020 agreement by Beijing and Pyongyang to shut down the frontier and suspend all trade to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The border closure has, however, devastated the North Korean economy and caused food prices to skyrocket, thereby increasing the incentive for smugglers to bring in food and products from China to make a living.

To stop illegal border crossings, North Korea has held public executions, deployed special forces to the border area, laid landmines to keep its own people from escaping, and ordered soldiers and police to shoot on sight anyone found within a kilometer (0.6 miles) of the border.
I bet they got those ideas from The Mean Tweeter.
"Though the construction of the two-meter-high cement wall with high-voltage wiring on top along the Hyesan border came out of orders…to prevent the virus from coming in from China, the goal is to permanently prevent smuggling and escape from the country," said the second source, who requested anonymity to speak freely.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Better than being invited for lunch.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/20/2021 13:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Made me think of this, Skid: "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch,"
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/20/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

China Will Not Un-Jam LeBron
[Breitbart] LeBron James’ disgusting China pandering is not going to save his Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is looking like a box office flop.

LeBron James’ Space Jam: A New Legacy died at the domestic box office this weekend with a pathetic $32 million opening (if that even holds). By comparison, all the way back in 1996, Michael Jordan’s original cleared $27.5 million on more than a thousand fewer theaters.

LeBron’s Space Jam sequel also cost $150 million just to produce, and that doesn’t include promotional costs, which easily puts it closer to $250 million.

Plenty of movies die a domestic death at the box office. However, they can still become profitable and declare themselves a worldwide hit, thanks mainly to China’s mammoth box office market, which has saved many Hollywood blockbusters from financial catastrophe.

Well, so far, the communist Chinese have said "no" to LeBron’s Space Jam sequel, and with it currently available on HBO Max, which makes top-shelf pirated copies easy to create, it’s highly unlikely a China opening can save it. But, of course, thanks to pirating, my guess is that everyone in China who wants to see Space Jam: A New Legacy already has.

China’s snub has to really sting social justice warrior LeBron James, the movie’s star and the NBA player who made a public fool of himself defending China’s Nazis back in 2019 after Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted out his support for Hong Kong protesters.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [379 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  My understanding is Chinese don't care for blacks, their culture or their celebrities. They are the woke crowd's worst nightmare.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 6:09 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Russians same-same. A long story primarily involving Russian military institutes and African students in the 1980's and Russian military advisors in Angola and elsewhere. Having said that. Yes, academic origins of sorts but likely goes well beyond difficulties with math.

The feeling is pretty well mutual, but seldom mentioned anywhere. Wash D.C. based Howard University is the only Historically Black University with a Russian Studies Program. Howard University offers a Russian language minor which includes coursework in the areas of history, social sciences, and culture.

No explanation for the Howard program or it's funding sources should be necessary.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/20/2021 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Another little known fact and Wiki half-truth. Could be titled 'WOKE' and the 'Cancel Culture' the early years:

WIKI - From 1951 to 1959, a secret ban was imposed by the Icelandic government on the stationing of black US troops in Iceland. This ban was disclosed in late 1959. The Icelandic government relented somewhat from this policy in 1961, when it declared that it "will not oppose the inclusion of three or four colored soldiers in the Defense Force, but hopes that they will be carefully selected". The number of black troops increased gradually throughout the 1960s, and all restrictions were most likely unofficially withdrawn in the 1970s or 1980s.

On 15 March 2006 the U.S. Ambassador to Iceland announced the decision of the United States to withdraw the Iceland Defense Force before the end of September 2006. On September 30, the American military withdrew its final four Air Force fighter jets and a rescue helicopter squadron from Keflavík. Although NAS Keflavík has closed and the American military has left Iceland, the United States is still responsible for defending its ally and the facilities at Keflavík will still be available, in the event that a "surged expeditionary presence" is deemed necessary.

The Icelandic defence contractor Kögun has been contracted to operate and service U.S. Navy communications equipment and facilities left behind.

It was reported in February 2016 that the US Navy would return to Iceland to track Russian submarines

No, there was no "Secret" ban. Nor was there any "most likely withdrawn" local policy. Confinement to the base was mandatory. And yes, the Russians are still smiling.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/20/2021 7:02 Comments || Top||

#4  ^More to do with Russian extensive involvement in Africa, that anything done in USA.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/20/2021 7:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Similar feelings, though not widely publicized exist in Japan. Local criminal activity (rape, kidnapping, murder, that sort of thing) involving US service personnel are usually responsible for bringing it to the surface.

Japan tolerates a US military presence out of necessity. If they were to acquire a nuclear capability, there would be no necessity. Just my opinion.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/20/2021 7:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Aren't bigtime lefties like Nick Kristoff and Tom Friedman saying all the time we should be more like the Chinese?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 7:31 Comments || Top||

#7  a ten minute segment showing Friedman's suck up to China is here
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/20/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#8  With regard to Russia, it isn’t just Africans, but anyone of darker hue. I have a Bangladeshi friend who went to military school in Moscow, mostly to get away from his bossy eldest brother, and he spoke of prejudice as expected and experienced. On the other hand, he did end up marrying a brilliant blond, blue-eyed Russian classmate, so it wasn’t universal.

He did say the prejudice he experienced in Germany in the first half of the 1990s was much worse, so there’s that.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/20/2021 10:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Some racist slurs used by chinks:
Indians (and/or Soth Asians) are called slaves, rapists, blacks, A-SAN, third brother and baizuos.
Black people are considered criminals and dirty.
Japanese are called Sea Devils.
Koreans are called Bangzi.
White people are called white devils and barbarians[yě mán].
Russians are (fondly) called old hairy dudes.
Posted by: Wren || 07/20/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#10  White devil is a Cantonese insult, and nobody says yeman.
Posted by: Slomorong Thraiger7030 || 07/20/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Just a reminder - this flop and Ishtar both got 32% ratings from Rotten Tomatoes.
Posted by: Raj || 07/20/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#12  Didn't the Chinese insist LeBron could be shown but only with a basketball for a head?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/20/2021 15:58 Comments || Top||

#13  The basketball would have a more charming personality.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/20/2021 16:21 Comments || Top||

#14  And the air inside the ball would have had more substance...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 17:10 Comments || Top||

#15  So the LeBron James movie...flopped.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/20/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||

#16  But, of course, thanks to pirating, my guess is that everyone in China who wants to see Space Jam: A New Legacy already has.

Do we know who that guy is?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/20/2021 21:42 Comments || Top||

UK accuses China of ‘hacking’ Microsoft Exchange servers
Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Every day I don't have contact with an Exchange server is a good day.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 7:06 Comments || Top||

SUV Driving on a Sidewalk Mows Down Dozens in Spain, Spanish Driver Arrested
Or possibly “Spanish”. It remains to be seen. Posted for Page 3: Non-WoT because the authorities insist this was not a terror attack, but may be moved to Page 1: War on Terror if subsequent evidence reveals otherwise.
[PJMedia] A car in Marbella, Spain, jumped a sidewalk and "zigzagged" left and right, knocking people and tables in every direction on Monday.

The vehicle drove nearly the whole block, which was crammed with outdoor cafes. The crash took place in the mid-afternoon as the area was overflowing with customers having lunch, said Raul Morote, whose family owns several restaurants on the popular avenue.

"The car was zigzagging and sweeping away everything," Morote, told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

Some people were seriously injured. The videos show several people covered in blood. No word yet on fatalities.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop under a canopy. Police arrested the driver but no name has been released yet. There is also no known reason or motive, though terrorism apparently has been ruled out, as per one media outlet.

Other videos showed first responders and waiters tending to the maimed and cleaning up the debris.

The driver has tested negative for drugs and alcohol and is rumored to be suffering from mental health issues.
So a nutter. But is he a Muslim nutter doing jihad or a non-Muslim nutter copying jihad?
The Sun adds:
The driver was a 30-year-old Spanish citizen who was travelling in the vehicle with his parents, reports claim.

Outlet SUR has confirmed that the driver has now been arrested as police continue to investigate.

He was reportedly suffering from mental health issues.

A worker at a cafe-bar, who declined to give her name, added: “The police and ambulance were at the scene very quickly.”

She added: “Others jumped on the driver before the police got to him and held him while back-up arrived.

“I saw an older man and woman get out of the car he was in.

“It happened around 3.15pm. The vehicle involved was a white Suzuki, I think it was a Suzuki SX4.”

The car had appeared to crash into a shop front.

Officers were filmed sprinting towards a waiting patrol car and carrying the barefooted Spaniard blamed for the incident face-down with his hands and legs immobilised.

One of the four policemen could be heard shouting ‘clear the way’ as he tried to ensure they transported the man to a police station in the resort as soon as possible.

A spokesman for Spain’s National Police confirmed: “With regards to the incident this afternoon in Miguel Cano Avenue in Marbella, we can confirm the arrest of the driver of the vehicle.

“He is a Spaniard aged 30. A terrorist motive has been ruled out as the cause of the incident.

“Investigations are ongoing to clarify fully the cause.

“Around ten people have so far been recorded as injured. All are being treated at a hospital in Marbella.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/20/2021 01:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I always thought those outdoor cafes were dangerous.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/20/2021 3:44 Comments || Top||

#2  I always eat at outdoor cafés with my food taster, now you tell me there is a problem...
Posted by: Ulique the Limber1715 || 07/20/2021 3:52 Comments || Top||

#3  He was reportedly suffering from mental health issues.

Isn't that the standard line along with police can't ascertain the motive?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/20/2021 7:40 Comments || Top||

#4  "I had one DWI, which was a bogus charge, because it turns out they were stopping every vehicle driving down that particular sidewalk. That’s profiling. And profiling is wrong."-Ron White

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/20/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, it is Eid al (whatever), some kind of celebration is called for.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/20/2021 13:49 Comments || Top||

Bodies of the marines dead in the tug fire arrive in Iraq
I think they mean mariners.
[SHAFAQ] The bodies of the marines who perished in the fire that tore into an Iraqi tugboat inside the International water to the maritime checkpoint in al-Faw district, Basra Governorate, far south of Iraq.

A source told Shafaq News agency that the bodies are entirely charred from the blazes.

On July 14, a source revealed that four Iraqis and a fifth Indian national died in a fire incident that turned a domestic tugboat into ashes outside the Iraqi territorial waters.
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Pope Francis restricts Latin Mass that calls for the conversion of the Jews
[IsraelTimes] Decision walks back earlier decree by Pope Benedict XVI.
Appreciate it, dude. The thing was rather rude, no matter how well intentioned.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under:

Our Lady of misplaced divinity...
Grant to us total pwnage
of all sites of nativity.

Quod mirum esset animi! ♫

Oh Cybele Theokotos err, Mater Dei,
let them of David's house
everyone become a Roman's pet mouse.

Millions of high tithing ratatouille! ♫
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/20/2021 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus speak of conversion. What the Gospel asks is that the faithful proselytize. I believe the idea is you have to accept the Lord as Your Personal Savior, not have Him thrust on you like the pisslamists do with mahound.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/20/2021 5:58 Comments || Top||

#3  The original desciples believed christianity was a subset of judaism and ment only for jews. They still followed all the judaic laws and saw themselves as jews, not christians
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/20/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Hmmm. I was an altar boy for 8 years way back when the Mass was in Latin, and I don't recall this. (And I had four years of Latin in high school, so by the end I did understand all the stuff we were saying.)
Posted by: Tom || 07/20/2021 10:41 Comments || Top||

#5  That is not what this was about. It was a power play by Bergoglio The Jesuit Liberal taking a swipe at the orthodox part of the church.

If it was about the "conversion" thing, a simple statement would have changed that part of the missal, much the way they did a few years ago to the modern massin changing some phrases and other things, for instance, "Peace Be With You" - the old response was "also with you" and now its "and with your spirit".

THis was a simple power political ploy by Francis. It is a way to push the orthodox out of the way, so he can continue trying to promote proge\ressive trash and other modernist heteerodoxy, creating a real schism in the Church. If he was truly concerned with the unity of the Church, he would be acting on the schismatic Synod movement in Germany, not on the Latin Mass.

You all missed the point.
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 07/20/2021 18:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Sorry TW, but you're wrong. As are the others, and this author.

That was a cheap shot article, and shoddy clickbait for a headline. Here is the whole of the truth:

At issue is the prayer for the conversion of the Jews in the 1962 Roman Missal. ​This prayer is one of the intercessory prayers for those belonging to various non-Catholic religious groups. These prayers are unique to the Good Friday liturgy, which consists of the reading of the Passion, the extended intercessory prayers, the veneration of the Cross, and the distribution of Communion using previously-consecrated hosts.

In other words, only at that one Mass, only one time in the year, in addition to prayers for other groups of non-Christian non-Cathoic people.

Pope Benedict issued a revised version which eliminated some of the language which in modern usage has negative connotations (perfidious, which originally meant lacking faith, for instance, now means treacherous).

Here is the prayer in its entirety: Read it for yourself.

Oremus et pro Iudaeis. Ut Deus et Dominus noster illuminet corda eorum, ut agnoscant Iesum Christum salvatorem omnium hominum. [Oremus. Flectamus genua. Levate.] Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui vis ut omnes homines salvi fiant et ad agnitionem veritatis veniant, concede propitius, ut plenitudine gentium in Ecclesiam Tuam intrante omnis Israel salvus fiat. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Let us also pray for the Jews: that God our Lord might enlighten their hearts, so that they might know Jesus Christ as the Savior of all mankind. [Let us pray. Let us bend our knees (kneel). Please rise.] Almighty and eternal God, whose desire it is that all men might be saved and come to the knowledge of truth, grant in your mercy that as the fullness of mankind enters into your Church, all Israel may be saved, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Not nearly as nefarious as the bunch of you are insinuating
Posted by: OldSpook || 07/20/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Sorry for the broken HTML. Laptops are evil when it comes to proof reading things.

And yes, I am busting your chops somewhat. This was like the the Know Nothnings, with as much knowledge as the Westboro Church shows about Catholicism in their screeds.

The prayer was changed 13 years ago. And this yo-yo of an author is using it to buttress a liberal Pope who as noted by others, is using it as a political cudgel. The author is probably a progressive/liberal as well, with his bias shining through.
Do better Rantburg.
Posted by: OldSpook || 07/20/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

#8  I have been known to be wrong once or twice, OldSpook. And very glad on this occasion that the situation was exaggerated in the report, as you, These Forkbeard7574, and Tom point out in increasing detail.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/20/2021 21:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Do better Rantburg.

We are constantly trying. At the same time, the media is getting better at selling stories. Case in point, eh? A sprinkling of facts, some precisely timed outrage, and Zoom! we're off to the races.

Luckily, here at the 'Burg, no matter what the subject, we seem to have someone who knows about it, has done it, or was there when it jumped off. Our diversity is very diverse. It helps to cut thru the fog which seems to be getting thicker. Thank you all for your participation.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/20/2021 21:54 Comments || Top||

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Rabobank: Massive Lockdowns And Many Vaccines Later, We Appear To Be Where We Were 18 Months Ago
[ZeroHedge] "Freedom Day!" The UK is officially removing Covid-19 restrictions - with the double-jabbed Health Secretary doing so suffering from Covid, and the Prime Minister and Chancellor in self-isolation. The latter two had initially not done so because --by complete chance-- both had been randomly selected in a new opt-out pilot scheme for essential public-sector workers. (The same odds art investors are prepared to embrace on the future price of $500,000 paintings by a totally-unrecognised artist.) For the rest of the UK, the ’pingdemic’ of government messages telling people to self-isolate due to Covid contact is proving massively disruptive to businesses, as key staff suddenly don’t turn up to work when there are already labour shortages.

With Covid-19’s delta variant rampaging, where are we really on ’Freedom Day’? There is furious debate, but the key data to watch are arguably from the UK and Israel, the two most vaccinated countries. In both, virus case numbers are surging: but vaccines can’t grant immunity, and what matters is serious illness and/or hospitalization. These are also rising among those who have not been vaccinated, and those who have; yet among the vaccinated, it appears to only be the very elderly and/or those with co-morbidity symptoms. In which case, massive lockdowns and many vaccines later, don’t we appear to still be where we were 18 months ago: facing a virus which hits certain demographics *very* hard, but which most others can survive with mild symptoms (if one overlooks the risks of ’long Covid’)? That’s what some say: others disagree.
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#1  ...Seen more than a few thoughts that we're about to start hearing 'lockdown' again.

If I were in charge - I'm not, and more's the pity - I wouldn't do that. It's always, always something the elite thinks is utterly trivial but absolutely necessary that starts the Unpleasantness.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/20/2021 6:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Seems the government itself is anti-vaxxer by its action.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/20/2021 7:43 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Just for the wrong people.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/20/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#4  The proponents of the vax are the worst proponents of the vax.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/20/2021 15:52 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Anti-coup activists in Myanmar expand demonstrations nationwide
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Iran imposes week-long lockdown on Tehran as coronavirus surges
[IsraelTimes] Public venues in 2 districts to close down starting Tuesday after daily cases almost hit new record
Which plague would this be? Allah looks like he’s trying to get them to notice his disapproval The lockdown — the nation’s fifth so far — will begin on Tuesday and last until next Monday.

All bazaars, market places and public offices will close, as well as movie theaters, gyms and restaurants in both the Tehran province and the neighboring province of Alborz.

...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
reported 25,441 new cases on Monday and 213 deaths over the past day, bringing the overall corpse count to 87,374 from among more than 3.5 million confirmed cases in the pandemic.

During an earlier surge in cases, in April, Iran reported the highest daily number of cases, 25,582. At the time, its daily corpse counts surged to around 400, below the grim record of 486 reached last November.

Iranian authorities have lately been warning about a new surge, fueled by the fast-spreading Delta variant.

In sanctions-hit Iran, which has the highest COVID-19 corpse count in the Middle East, less than 2 percent of the population of 84 million have received both doses, mainly of the imported Russian and Chinese vaccines.
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