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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Motion Filed In Georgia Court For Immediate Inspection Of Fulton County Ballots
[Conservative Brief] VoterGA’s Garland Favorito has filed a motion to immediately begin the inspection of the ballots in Fulton County, Georgia, from the 2020 presidential election.

Favorito is leading the court case in Fulton County, Georgia, to inspect the roughly 140,000 mail-in ballots from the Nov. 3 election.

"Motion to immediately proceed with ballot inspection: Come now, Petitioners Garland Favorito, Michael Scupin, Trevor Terris, Sean Draime, Stacey Doran, Christopher Peck, and Brandi Taylor (hereafter the Favorito Petitioners), by and through their attorneys of record, and file their motion to immediately proceed with ballot inspection," the motion stated.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 11:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Time will tell, but this may be the point at which the sticky, noxious discharge hits the rotating oscillator, in Georgia at least.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Chocolate wind...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  140,000 mail-in ballots from the Nov. 3 election.

The tip of the iceberg. Better do a full forensics audit.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/26/2021 14:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Vegas wouldn't let you run a card game the way most elections are run...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||

#5  no one would let you run a card game the way elections are run.
Posted by: Chris || 07/26/2021 18:02 Comments || Top||

Chicago expressway shootings continue to surge despite $12.5M grant, federal intervention
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 09:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:

#2  According to HeyJackass, a person gets popped in Chicago every two minutes. Murder is a bit slower paced with one every 11 minutes.

Luckily, these incidents are not evenly distributed across the city but are concentrated in certain neighborhoods. Otherwise, the cops would be wanting mileage for driving all over town.
(for those playing along at home, the weekend total was 12 killed, 63 wounded for a fairly typical k/w ratio of 0.19)
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#3  When the shooter turns the gun and becomes a shootee, does that count in the tally? Does the fetus?

Jealous ex 'shoots dead his estranged pregnant wife, 28, and her new boyfriend, 35, at soccer tournament where her two children were playing, before turning the gun on himself in murder suicide'

Is this 3 or 4? I'm so confused.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

#4  "1 + 1 + 1 = 111" ... Newest Math, obviously
Posted by: magpie || 07/26/2021 20:32 Comments || Top||

Suspect in Manhattan park attack spree an ex-con with history of assaulting women
[NYPOST] Elvis Nina Pichardo, 40, was busted in New York Friday after allegedly threatening to sexually assault two women in the Upper Manhattan park Wednesday and hitting a third with a tree branch while "continually slamming her head into the ground," according to police.He allegedly tried to pull her pants down and rape her, police said.

Pichardo — who was awaiting arraignment Saturday on charges including attempted rape, attempted criminal sexual act, sexually motivated assault, robbery and public lewdness — had been released from prison in Huntsville, TX on May 6 following his 2007 arrest and conviction in Waco, TX, records show.

He was accused of randomly targeting an 18-year-old woman, threatening and then attacking her, Texas law enforcement sources said.

Pichardo, who was carrying a box cutter, was charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse, according to sources and records. He was convicted in 2008.

The attacks in Manhattan began Wednesday morning when he was alleged to have approached a 34-year old woman and threatened to rape her before hitting her head and taking her iPhone, cops said.

A short time later, he was accused of threatening to assault a 40-year-old woman and also demanding her phone before she was able run off, according to police.

The third victim was taken to Harlem Hospital with head trauma.

Pichardo was living in the Bronx. He was originally arrested on a separate public lewdness charge in Chinatown.

Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Appears to be a career criminal. Perhaps there is a vacancy in a Super Max he should be permitted to occupy for the next 50 years.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 3:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps there is a vacancy in a Super Max he should be permitted to occupy for the next 50 years.

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 9:27 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Ten-year-old boy in Colorado has died from “causes associated with plague”
Bubonic plague is endemic in that part of the country — prairie dogs are a reservoir, if I recall correctly. But it’s easily cured by antibiotics if the patient gets to a doctor quickly.

Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gee, imagine the media meltdown if this had happened in Florida.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  How close was this to Hammer City?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#3  "Bring out your dead... Democrat voters..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  squirrels as well in the west & southwest
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Have one of these every 3 years or so in Colorado. That southwest corner and on the plains with prairie dogs, bubonic plague is very common.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/26/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Shipped in on one of those buses from the border, right?
Posted by: KBK || 07/26/2021 14:52 Comments || Top||

#7  The article reported it was La Plata County, Colorado. A search yielded a number of articles claiming the dead child was a girl, and this:

Plague Confirmed In Death Of Durango Child

[CPR] State health officials have confirmed that plague was responsible for the death of a Durango-area child.

The 10-year-old girl was a member of a local 4H group, the Weaselskin 4H Club, confirmed one of the club’s leaders, Mike Latham. The club and the girl’s family declined to comment further.

A statement released Friday evening from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment said the investigation of the case to determine how and when the girl contracted plague is continuing.

“We are so sad for the loss of this young Coloradan and our deepest condolences go to the family,” said Dr. Jennifer House of CDPHE. “Public health is doing an epidemiological investigation and wants Coloradans to know that while this disease is very rare, it does occur sometimes, and to seek medical care if you have symptoms.”

This is the first human plague death in the state in six years. While exceedingly rare, when infections and deaths do occur, they disproportionately occur in La Plata County, home to Durango. Residents of La Plata County made up almost half of Colorado’s plague cases between 2005-2020, according to CDPHE.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 14:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

A very nice ride.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 17:00 Comments || Top||

#9  This is the first human plague death in the state in six years.

They didn't act fast enough to dump the child on New Mexico to move the death count south. Most medicos in New Mexico* know the signs of the disease for quick action to avoid death. The state's medical system is set up to act. Too many times neighboring states are too late and transfer the victim to New Mexico for treatment. At that point its like being put on a ventilator in the latter stages of Covid. Hey, but the count in on others.

* unofficial motto - home of the flea, land of the plague
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||

California wildfire torches homes as blazes continue to spread in Western US
[NYPOST] Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West.The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.

An updated damage estimate was not immediately available, though fire officials said the blaze has charred more than 181,000 acres (73,200 hectares) in Plumas and Butte counties and was 20% contained.

The fire was burning in a remote area with limited access, hampering firefighters’ efforts as it charged eastward, fire officials said. It has prompted evacuation orders in several small communities and along the west shore of Lake Almanor, a popular area getaway.

...back at the saloon, Butch got the bill for the damage caused by the fist fight, the mirror broken in the shootout, and drinks for everyone......
the nation’s largest wildfire, southern Oregon’s Bootleg fire, was nearly halfway surrounded Saturday as more than 2,200 crew members worked to corral it in the heat and wind, fire officials said. The growth of the sprawling blaze had slowed, but thousands of homes remained threatened on its eastern side, authorities said.

Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under:


Welcome to Burnaforina.
Want to bet soon we will see the media promoting a Climate Friendly Special Interest Group calling for the elimination of the Northern California Power Grid?

YES ! California Wild Fires are Climate & Man related.
But not by Climate Freezing, Climate Warming or Climate Change.

But, it still is mainly a natural climate Cycle seen in that seasonally dry, windy and Lighting storm prone areas. Its a cycle that been going on for many many generations before settlers came to the area. history. Sure power lines are an added source, just like Mother natures lighting sparks cause dry things to burn.

In pre-Settler days, the Northern California Native American tribes deliberately used controlled burns many times the size of what we see today.

See: "To Manage Wildfire, California Looks To What Tribes Have Known All Along" By: Lauren Sommer • Aug 24, 2020

Note: They also used these fires as a weapon to also burn out hostile tribes and yes settlers. Hence why the tribal annual set fires were quickly stopped by settlers.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/26/2021 7:10 Comments || Top||

#2  In the old days they didn’t have Australian eucalyptus trees all over the landscape, which burn very hot and then explode, scattering hot coals much more widely... and between fires the sap glues bird beaks closed so the poor little things starve to death. But unthinking tree huggers refuse to allow the trees to be culled by the thoughtful, because as trees they are sacred.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  I see a new effort. Put up signs for tree huggers, Hug Australian eucalyptus trees. There now that's fixed. Maybe that will work as with the birds.
Posted by: Dale || 07/26/2021 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Better yet, put up a sign that says- Fire Free Zone. That will stop these fires.
Posted by: jack salami || 07/26/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Toward the end of the nineteenth century eucalyptus trees were planted in California by the thousands. They were sold as the perfect tree for firewood.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/26/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#6  a mature Euc will contain up to 100 gallons of Eucalyptus oil. The were planted in San Diego County as fast-growing lumber for railroad ties. Unfortunately, they suck as ties and were never widely used
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Cuban-Americans protest through the night outside White House demanding President Biden does more to end the communist regime's crackdown instead of 'meaningless' sanctions
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Anti-Cuban government protesters held a candlelight vigil outside the White House overnight to mark the 26th of July Movement

  • Thousands of protesters showed up in Washington D.C. this weekend to demand Biden take action in Cuba

  • GOP Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar joined the protests on Sunday, and more officials are expected to join Monday

  • Demonstration comes after violence broke out in Cuba earlier this month between citizens and government over a massive economic crisis along with food and medicine shortages in the midst of the pandemic

  • Hundreds of Cubans are in custody and at least one demonstrator was killed along with scores injured

  • Biden issues sanctions in retaliation, but critics claim they are 'meaningless' because the restrictions were already put in place by Trump in January
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 09:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Russia sends COVID-19 aid to Cuba: defense ministry
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Sort of like some of the instigators at the Capitol on Jan 6?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2021 14:51 Comments || Top||

#5  You'd think the Cuban-American community was organized enough to execute an underground railway of getting people out and to the Mexican border.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2021 18:50 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Egypt's cabinet legalises 76 unlicensed churches
[AlAhram] This brings the total number of Christian places of worship and service buildings that have been granted legal status so far to 1,985.

A cabinet committee tasked with legalising the status of unlicensed Christian places of worship approved on Sunday the legalisation of 76 churches and service buildings that had been operating without a permit, the cabinet said in a statement.

This brings the total number of Christian places of worship and service buildings that have been granted legal status so far to 1,985, cabinet front man Nader Saad said.

In 2016, Egypt’s parliament approved a long-awaited law regulating the building and renovation of churches.

The committee to legalise the status of unlicensed churches was established in 2017 by the prime minister.

The 10-member committee comprises one Christian representative, six government officials from several ministries, representatives from the national security apparatus, the intelligence apparatus, and the administrative control body.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under:

Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says he is aiming to begin a dialogue with the country’s political opposition next month in Mexico
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Maduro says he is aiming to begin a dialogue with the country’s political opposition next month in Mexico facilitated by #Norway

"....You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/26/2021 5:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Norway: "Well, we missed out on the Assange mess, so this is our chance..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

#3  "The opposition couldn't make it. They were all in prison"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2021 13:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Remember the movie Lethal Weapon 2(1989) where the Villain put down plastic floor sheets in front of his desk before the "discussion"?
Posted by: magpie || 07/26/2021 19:03 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Zhirinovsky to Zhuganov: Stop whining
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Due to the fact that the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation excluded Pavel Grudinin from the electoral list of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation for holding foreign accounts, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky on July 25, in his telegram channel, urged the head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov to refuse further involvement in the policy of the director of CJSC State Farm named after Lenin:

"Stop groaning and let Pavel Nikolayevich Grudinin be just a director of a state farm, a businessman, leave him alone, I beg you."

The leader of the Liberal Democrats recalled that the former State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Vladimir Bessonov, sentenced in absentia to three years for beating police officers, "is tormented on the run in Lithuania, and the leader of the movement "For New Socialism," Nikolai Platoshkin "was charged and is restricted in freedom. "

"And now you are finishing off Grudinin as well. You understand that he will never be president, that you yourself will never win any governor elections, and there will never be persons on your lists that cause any doubts," Zhirinovsky said.

He also advised Zyuganov "to think about changing the name of the party, write a different program, forget Stalin, Lenin, the words
'communism' and 'socialism,' because in the coming years Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, and Nicaragua will collapse."

"All left-wing regimes are doomed," said the head of the Liberal Democratic Party.

As reported by IA REGNUM , on July 24, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation excluded Pavel Grudinin, a candidate for the State Duma from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, from the party list, as he violated the election legislation and did not provide a number of documents after his ex-wife's statement about the existence of an offshore company.

The fact that Grudinin owns shares in the Belize offshore company was announced by his ex-wife Irina, and confirmed by the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation.
Posted by: badanov || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

8K hurt in torrential rains in Transbaikal
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] With the onset of the third wave of the leash in Transbaikalia, water entered the territory of 14 settlements of Chernyshevsky, Nerchinsky, Sretensky and Shilkinsky districts, about eight thousand people were injured. This was announced on July 25 by the Deputy Prime Minister of the region Inna Shcheglova on the air of the TV channel "Russia-24" (GTRK "Chita").

According to her, the largest number of victims lives in the Shilkinsky and Chernyshevsky districts. In addition to residential buildings, objects of education, health care, culture and sports were damaged.

As reported by IA REGNUM , Transbaikalia is struggling with the third wave of flood. In the town of Shilka, Shilka district, 500 residential buildings with private plots, two schools and nine pedestrian bridges were flooded.

In the next two days, water is expected to reach the floodplain on the Chita rivers near the city of Chita, the Amur near the Pokrovka village, Shilka near the Anikino village, Nercha near the Zyulzya village, Chara near the Chara village, Ilya near the Ilya village, Olengui near Elizavetino.

Continuous torrential rains have significantly worsened the flood situation in the Trans-Baikal Territory.

By mid-June 2021, hundreds of houses in more than 20 settlements were flooded in the region. Hundreds of household plots were under water. Several places and more than six kilometers of roads were also destroyed.

More than 100 people were evacuated to temporary accommodation centers.

Posted by: badanov || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under:

Routine Russian Recon Report: 47
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Over the past week, Russian radar stations have detected 36 spy planes and 11 reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near the borders of the Russian Federation. The infographics were published on July 25 by the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

Russian radar stations (radar) during the week tracked 36 reconnaissance aircraft belonging to foreign states and 11 UAVs. No violations of Russian airspace were recorded.

Twice Russian fighters went up to escort foreign aircraft in order to prevent the possibility of violating the Russian border.

Earlier IA REGNUM reported about 47 aircraft that carried out aerial reconnaissance along the borders of the Russian Federation.

Reported Krasnaya Zvezda:
On July 22, Russian air control systems over the Baltic Sea area detected an air target approaching the State Border of the Russian Federation.

To identify the air target and prevent border violations, a Su-27 fighter was sortied from the air defense forces of the Baltic Fleet on duty. The crew of the Russian fighter identified the aerial target as the German Air Force FGR.4 Typhoon multirole fighter and escorted it over the Baltic Sea.

After turning a foreign military aircraft from the border of the Russian Federation, the Russian fighter safely returned to the home airfield. The flight of the Russian fighter was carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace. Violations of the State Border of the Russian Federation were not allowed.

Posted by: badanov || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder if the Russians see UFOs too?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2021 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  #1, I believe they are having the big laugh.
Posted by: Dale || 07/26/2021 8:58 Comments || Top||

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