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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Atlanta woman, dog found stabbed to death in park, $10G reward being offered
[FOX] A $10,000 reward is being offered in connection with the brutal stabbing death of a woman and her dog who were both discovered dead in an Atlanta park.

Atlanta police officers were called to the entrance of Piedmont Park near the city's Midtown area just after 1 a.m. Wednesday to reports of a person stabbed. When they arrived, they found a woman with multiple stab wounds.

A veteran officer told Fox-owned WAGA-TV that the stabbing was unlike anything he'd ever seen.

The woman was described as being in her 40s. Her identity has not been released and authorities have not said whether she was targeted or attacked in a random act.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Black on White I’d wager.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 07/29/2021 1:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Can I get $1G if I describe the killer?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 2:36 Comments || Top||

#3  However, she and her dog will vote in this coming election.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 6:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Gonna walk your dog in a park - get an Alsatian.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 6:45 Comments || Top||

#5 

From the AJC

Midtown Neighbors’ Association and Channel 2 identified the victim as Katherine Janness. Authorities told the news station that Janness had dinner with her wife Tuesday evening, and later took the dog for a walk in Midtown..... Janness was a bartender at nearby Campagnolo Restaurant and Bar.

She was White about 40 y/o and in a F/F relationship.

WSB-TV: Hours later, park goers on a morning walk in Gwinnett County discovered the body of a woman beneath a tree at Yellow River Park near Stone Mountain. She had been shot to death.... "...the victim is a light skin Black woman between the ages of 20 and 35."

The only similarity so far is both were Females and killed in parks less than a 20 min drive apart.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/29/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Could have happened to me, but the coroner would have had to have waded through a sea of expended 9mm brass to get to my cold dead body.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 7:17 Comments || Top||

#7  The wife, family members or a jealous suitor are the first usual suspects.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Gonna walk your dog in a park - get an Alsatian.

What caliber?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/29/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#9  ^american alsatian breeder
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 11:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Grom, That is one nice-looking dog. A well-trained Belgian Malinois is another good working dog. My nephew has had Rottweilers for as long as I can remember and they can be a truly intimidating dog.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2021 13:30 Comments || Top||

#11  ^Well, I'm really not a dog person - but the pic reminded me of something I read once: about breeders back-crossing German shepherds to wolves.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 13:40 Comments || Top||

#12  I'm a Bull Terrier person. It's no dog. It's a clown in a dog suit.






Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 15:07 Comments || Top||


Remington: US gunmaker offers $33m to Sandy Hook shooting victims
[BBC] The company that made a rifle used in one of the worst school shootings in the US has offered $33m (£24m) to several victims' families.

The proposed settlement for the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre from Remington, America's oldest gun-maker, came as part of a bankruptcy hearing for the company.

It also comes in response to a lawsuit brought by families of nine of the 26 victims.

Each family would receive some $3.66m.

It is subject to the approval of the Alabama judge overseeing Remington's bankruptcy case.

It falls far short of what the families sought. In February, they argued in court that wrongful death settlements could total $225m, with total punitive claims possibly exceeding $1bn.

A lawyer for the families said they would "consider their next steps" regarding the offer.

"Since this case was filed in 2014, the families' focus has been on preventing the next Sandy Hook," lawyer Josh Koskoff said in a statement.

"An important part of that goal has been showing banks and insurers that companies that sell assault weapons to civilians are fraught with financial risk."

Remington, best known for its rifles and shotguns, was founded in 1816.

After it emerged that a Remington semi-automatic rifle was used in the Sandy Hook killings, victims' family members filed a lawsuit against the gun-maker alleging that the military-style weapon should never have been sold to a civilian.

The case has seen many twists and turns. Remington claimed it is protected by a 2005 law that prevents gun-makers from being found liable if their products are used in crimes.

In 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the case against Remington to proceed.

The school shooting in Connecticut shocked the US, a nation already familiar with gun crimes in schools.

The perpetrator killed 20 pupils and six teachers. He had earlier shot his mother dead. As police closed in on the school, he killed himself.

Despite the deaths of young children aged six and seven, no new national gun control laws were passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The general point of a legal settlement is one side pays the other to shut up and go away. Hopefully the people getting paid here are agreeing to stop appearing in gun control propaganda.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/29/2021 7:20 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Yes, Sharptonomics.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Totally dumb move. By paying they tacitly admit some responsibility. Which will open the floodgates of lawsuits looking for a payout using this as precedent. And not just Remington, but all gun-related industries . Who are your lawyers working for, Big Green.?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/29/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Danegeld... But the people authorizing it will have moved on before the company goes bankrupt.
Posted by: magpie || 07/29/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Bad move. Really bad move.
Posted by: Crusader || 07/29/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#6  This will end up destroying the private arms sales industry as the door to liability is now pried open as precedent. Why make a product that has eternal liability blowback?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/29/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#7  I hope the families refuse the offer.
Posted by: Omaviger Shavick6547 || 07/29/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||


'Armed robber' is beaten up with a sex toy: Cashier grabs 18-inch 'weapon' and bashes knife-wielding 'thief' at Russian sex shop
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Marital arts!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 1:50 Comments || Top||

#2  I think I'm in love!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/29/2021 1:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Fantastic. Only in Russia.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 3:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Soon to be another item banned on the TSA boarding lists. Unmasked illegals? Come on through bro.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 6:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't bring a knife to a double-ended 18" dildo fight?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2021 9:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Did they all sit around and have a cigarette afterwards?
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/29/2021 17:03 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Dusty Hill has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX
(zztop.com) We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature, and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ’Top'. We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C."

You will be missed greatly, amigo.

Frank & Billy
Posted by: 746 || 07/29/2021 09:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:


Ron Popeil, creator of the infomercial and dozens of products including Pocket Fisherman and Hair in a Can, dies aged 86
But wait! There's more!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2021 09:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under:


-Great Cultural Revolution
Murders in Minnesota jumped 58 PERCENT last year to an all-time record amid demands to 'defund the police' after George Floyd's death
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2021 09:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You get what you voted for, or ignored, all these years of creeping socialism and jihadi importation. Tragic for the Americans held victim by surging progressive demographics but they are helping awaken what is left of the United States to the socialist revolution now underway across the continent.
The mask mandate re-imposition heralds a plan to repeat the voting fraud of 2020, and keeping the explosion of inflation from undermining even the best voter fraud techniques...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/29/2021 12:28 Comments || Top||


Washington, DC mayor announces plan to hire 170 additional police officers amid crime spike
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2021 08:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Better to hire 170 law and order prosecutors to put the 'usual' suspects away for a long time.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#2  good luck, who wants the job when you have no backup by the politicians when you do the job?
Posted by: Chris || 07/29/2021 14:29 Comments || Top||

#3  ^BLM, and they'll have plenty of back up.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/29/2021 14:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Mogadishu on the Potomac: hiring local gangs for 'security'
Posted by: magpie || 07/29/2021 15:32 Comments || Top||

#5  ...I think the term we're looking for here is, 'Lotsa luck."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/29/2021 16:12 Comments || Top||


Seattle mayor begs for more cops after six weekend shootings, 250 officers gone in 17 months
[BIZPACREVIEW] Democrat Seattle Mayor Jenny Durken is calling for more police after six shootings over the weekend and a loss of 250 officers within the last 17 months has left her city in chaos.Five of the six weekend shootings occurred within blocks of one another and left four people dead and seven injured in their wake.

"As a city, we cannot continue on this current trajectory of losing coppers," Mayor Durkan said at a presser. "Over the past 17 months, the Seattle Police Department has lost 250 coppers which is the equivalent of over 300,000 service hours. We’re on path to losing 300 coppers."

Like other Democrat-run metropolitan cities across America, Seattle has seen a drastic reduction in the size of their police force, losing 20 percent of its officers who cite an "anti-police climate" in the city as the prime mover for quitting or retiring early.

She added that her city’s woes are part of a national epidemic that produced more than 900 shootings last week alone.

The total number of people shot this year in Seattle has increased 61% (thus far), significantly more than the already-alarming increase of 33% nationally as compared to the same 7-month time period between 2017 and 2020, according to a Fox News report.

Last year, Durken and the Seattle City Council butted heads over the council’s attempts to defund the police department, with Durken ultimately vetoing the asinine resolution.

But that hasn’t stopped the cops from getting the hell out of Dodge, as it were.

"Not unexpected," the mayor remarked, "losing these number of officers, when city leaders talk about cutting the department by 50%. You will lose employees. Families need security. Workers, even coppers, need working conditions that support them."

She continued, "We cannot just cut. We need a plan."

Tensions heightened last year between police and city officials over the anarchistic "autonomous zone" set up by misguided and mentally deficient liberals who had recently ventured out of their respective mothers’ basements for the first time.

Their attempt to live outside the law resulted in weeks of looting, vandalism and violence, to no one’s surprise but theirs, and forced Mayor Durken to issue an executive order for police to clear the zone after the petulant squatters refused to comply.

Many officers revealed in exit interviews their dismay with conditions in the city, citing a "lack of support" from the government, including Police Chief Carmen Best, who said a "lack of respect" from city leadership was her motivation in retiring early.

The current police chief, Adrian Diaz, is also urging the city to hire new officers to mitigate the scourge communities are suffering.

"I need more officers," Diaz said, adding that he requires support from the city "making it clear to officers, current and prospective...that they will have our support, financially and otherwise, to do this job well and know they will not be laid off due to budget cuts."

Recent national polling show unsurprising results, with 90 percent of Americans in bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
, for instance, saying they want more cops, not less, according to a USA Today poll.

And in 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...
, a city famous for its stupidly optimistic gun restrictions, 79 percent of citizens say they feel much safer when there is a police presence in their neighborhoods, a MacArthur Foundation poll found.



Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I will take it upon yself to speak for Seattle cops, and say fuck you.
Posted by: Chris || 07/29/2021 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  You kill your parents, but now throw yourself upon the mercy of the court cause you're an orphan.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 7:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Is there something in the water up in Seattle that causes a collective stupidity?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||


#5  Is there something in the water up in Seattle that causes a collective stupidity?


No, its the true ruling class of white privilege that believes in fairy tales about human behavior rather than the truth of 4000 years of human history.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Socialism Authoritarianism at work: My Actions Don't Have Consequences.
Posted by: magpie || 07/29/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Fuck you. Enjoy the hell you are creating.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/29/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#8  She will trade local police for a federal police force. A win win for the democrat's. The fed picks up the tab and the fascisms moves to a new level.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/29/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Bag o schlongs.. you mayor.. get busy.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/29/2021 14:53 Comments || Top||

#10  city’s woes are part of a national epidemic that produced more than 900 shootings last week alone.

All COVID shootings.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 15:38 Comments || Top||


Graduate gender studies student expressed desire to slash throats of cis women
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

A paper presented by a student at the London School of Economics in the gender studies department calls for direct and sustained violence against women, specifically those who hold gender critical views. The paper was presented first in April 2021 and then again in June at a conference in the Department of Gender Studies, which is organized by doctoral students.

Author of the paper Matt A. Thompson read from his work.
The London School of Economics was founded by a bunch of Fabian Socialists including the execrable George Bernard Shaw. Graduates include George Soros, Pierre Trudeau, Monica Lewinsky, and Saif al-Islam Kadaffy, so this particularly vicious idiot fits perfectly.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What a F’ing Loser.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 07/29/2021 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Should've converted to Islam, then.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm all about peace, love and understanding, but it is a fact of nature that some people just need shooting. I predict we will see lil' Miss Matty on the news in the not to distant future.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/29/2021 1:45 Comments || Top||

#4  including the execrable George Bernard Shaw

Eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 2:09 Comments || Top||

#5  As the name suggests - gonna play Devil's Advocate here. Observation: wouldn't his intended actions be considered the desired outcome of today's Gender Studies syllabus? The profs think so.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/29/2021 2:20 Comments || Top||

#6  I'll bet it was the women who campaigned ferociously for a Gender Studies Department. They have their wish.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 2:26 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: Wren || 07/29/2021 2:43 Comments || Top||

#8  The game all starts with wishes for 'tolerance' and ends with demanding 'submission'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#9  the execrable George Bernard Shaw

GBS openly and strongly approved of the both the ethnic genocides of the Nazis and the class genocides of the USSR as not only necessary along the way to producing a Communist society, but desirable as an absolute. I only discovered this recently, after growing up reading and loving his plays.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

#10  Ah, Felix, roll the GB Shaw tape...

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/29/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

#11  That didn't work the way Ithought it would. ANyway, gotta run.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/29/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#12  tw: when all you have is a hammer and sickle all of your problems start to look like kulaks.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/29/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#13  #9 Thanks.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#14  Look like kulaks? Yes, and Jewish kulaks no less, though there was no such thing in the real world, I think. I reset GBS’s dimensions to width=500 height=350 for you, dear Snowy Thing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2021 22:39 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Five high-ranking Cuban generals dead in 10 days
[NYPOST] Five high-ranking military leaders died in the span of just 10 days, according to the Cuban government — though it’s remained mum on the causes.

Brig. Gen. Armando Choy Rodriguez, 87, was the latest aging revolutionary to die, with Marta Abreu Central University announcing on Twitter that he passed away Monday.

Rodriguez was the founder of the "July 26 Movement" in Las Villas, and an author and historian, WPLG-TV in Miami said.

Also on Monday, Manuel Eduardo Lastres Pacheco, a former general who served under Argentine Ernesto "Che" Guevara during the revolution in the late 1950s, passed away, Cuban television confirmed.

Pacheco later served as commander of Cuba’s eastern army.

On Saturday, Gen. Ruben Martinez Puente, a 79-year-old general in Cuba’s army reserve and a controversial figure in the military, also died.

Puente was the general who gave the order to shoot down a civilian plane from the Cuban exile group Brothers to the Rescue in 1996 — bringing tensions with the US to a fever pitch.

Marcelo Verdecia Perdomo, another army reserve brigadier general and a former Castro bodyguard, died on July 20, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said.

Finally, Agustin Pena Porres, former commander of the western army and a member of Cuba’s Communist Central Committee, passed away on July 17, WPLG said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Generals had a party and all caught Covid?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 2:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Generals must have caught the rare acute lead-poisoning variant. Wonder if anti-aircraft cannons were involved?
Posted by: Nguard || 07/29/2021 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Cuban Pfizer variant trial ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 7:13 Comments || Top||

#4  They were planning a coup and got quietly silenced? My wager.
Posted by: magpie || 07/29/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

#5  ...All of 'em Old Guard who knew El Jefe and that nice Senor Guevara fella, and who would have still had a fair amount of prestige among the armed forces and the Party.

I think Magpie got it.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/29/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Internal house-cleaning?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm reminded that coincidence is never acceptable as an answer in any case above two instances....particularly when there is an economic, sexual or political motive possible....
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/29/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Beijing calls for calm after historic tech stock rout
h/t Instapundit
[CNN] - Chinese state media is urging investors to stay calm following a brutal stock market sell-off this week that has wiped out hundreds of billions of dollars in value.

Chinese state-run newspaper Securities Times published a commentary Wednesday acknowledging the "changes in policy for certain industries" after a market rout on Monday and Tuesday that came as investors reacted to Beijing's widening crackdown on private enterprise.

"Investors should have confidence in the market," it wrote. "A short-term shock does not change the nature of the long-term positive trend ... China's economy and markets are at an advantage in terms of its width and depth."

Even so, Chinese tech stocks swung wildly Wednesday.

Tencent (TCEHY) shares closed flat after news that the company's WeChat messaging platform would temporarily suspend all new user registrations to comply with regulations relating to an upgrade of its security systems. It had earlier fallen as much as 6.4%, before paring most of those losses.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 10:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Beijing's widening crackdown on private enterprise

There's no need for a stock market then.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#2  There's no need for a stock market then.

Their markets are more for the Mandarin Class's money laundering anyway.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2021 12:22 Comments || Top||


China spotted building second new nuclear missile base after silo complex uncovered in latest sign of 'significant arsenal expansion'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • China is constructing another new nuclear missile base located in northern Xinjiang province, researchers say

  • 14 missile silos are under construction at 300 square-mile site which could eventually include up to 110 silos

  • Comes just a week after a similar site was uncovered housing 120 new silos, with old sites being expanded

  • Analysts now believe that China is in the midst of the biggest expansion of its nuclear arsenal on record
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Communist China is not an adherent to any nuclear weapons limitation treaties such as New START. And they will soon have an all-new ground-based missile force (in addition to their current forces) able to deliver, at the low end, around 875 warheads — nearly double our capability.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/29/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#2  No significant sea based delivery. We already have enough existing infrastructure and leadership targets as it is. All else is overkill. Given what can be done with bio-weapons (to include the ability to get away with using them), its redundant.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#3  ...A good friend - lost him at Christmas to the Wu Flu - was a strategic analyst by trade. Something he always liked to point out is that once you get a sufficiently large and long-ranged nuclear arsenal, the result tends to be strategic paralysis at that level. Sure, you got a metric shiat-ton of bombs....but so does the other guy.

Up till now, the Chinese weren't a Cold-War-Era USSR level threat to us - they only had about 275 nuclear weapons total, and only a very small SLBM force - apparently, they're even more nervous about missile subs than the Russians were, and that's saying something. Yeah, they could threaten Japan, the ROK, Taiwan, or Russia, but they only had about 70 ICBMs, some of which had to be reserved for use against the Russians. They'll be able to take us on now...and they're going to discover how tough it really is.

Wasn't it the ancient Chinese who coined the saying, "Be careful what you wish for?"

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/29/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Fauci's Agency Dumped Millions Into Chinese Entities To Study Infectious Diseases Since 2012, Federal Data Shows
[Daily Caller via Rantingly] The National Institutes of Health has doled out nearly $46 million in taxpayer funds to 100 Chinese institutions in the form of subgrants since fiscal year 2012, federal data shows.

27 of the Chinese organizations, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology, received funds from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s NIH subagency to perform research on infectious diseases, the data shows.

One of the subgrants from Fauci’s subagency to a Chinese government-owned institution explicitly states that the U.S. will only receive taxpayer-funded research data upon approval by Chinese government authorities.

A bipartisan group of senators wrote a letter to President Joe Biden on Tuesday questioning why the U.S. is funding research in a country that has violated international health regulations, has stonewalled inquiries into the origin of COVID-19 and that may be in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/29/2021 11:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So, Covid19 is not the worst thing we should expect?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#2  If you think covid-19 is novel, wait til you get covid-20.
Posted by: Slats Ulerert8448 || 07/29/2021 14:43 Comments || Top||

#3  ... and then they were hungry an hour later!
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2021 17:58 Comments || Top||


South Texas Police Department Issues Public Health Announcement After COVID-Stricken Migrants Seen ‘Coughing, Sneezing' At Whataburger
HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — The La Joya Police Department issued a public health announcement after an officer approached an undocumented migrant family at Whataburger who told him Border Patrol released them because they had COVID-19.

On July 26 the police department of the small town along the Rio Grande and Mexican border shared details of the incident. They said a concerned citizen at the restaurant waved down the officer. The citizen told him about the family "coughing and sneezing without covering their mouths and not wearing face masks."

Whataburger management also told the officer that they wanted the group to leave as well due to "their disregard to other people’s health."

In addition to telling the officer that Border Patrol had released them days prior due to their coronavirus status, the family said a charity group had paid for their room at the nearby Texas Inn Hotel. The officer followed up on that information, finding out that Catholic Charities of The Rio Grande Valley had booked all the rooms in the hotel to house undocumented immigrants detained by Border Patrol. He saw a group of 20 to 30 people staying at the hotel who were "out and about." Most of them weren’t wearing masks, according to the officer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking




Migrant child coronavirus outbreak: Whistleblowers say they were told to downplay infections at Fort Bliss
[FOX] Two federal whistleblowers are alleging that Department of Health and Human Services instructed them to downplay a coronavirus outbreak amongst migrant children being housed at a facility in Fort Bliss, Texas, earlier this year, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

The complaint, which was sent to four Congressional committees and government watchdogs, was filed by the nonprofit Government Accountability Project on behalf of Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold — who they say are "career federal civil servants" and "whistleblowers" who "served as volunteer detailees at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Site from April through June 2021."

"COVID was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees. Hundreds of children contracted COVID in the overcrowded conditions," the complaint says. "Adequate masks were not consistently provided to children, nor was their use consistently enforced."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


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Rep. Timothy Ramthun Discusses Proposed Wisconsin Forensic Audit with The Gateway Pundit (VIDEO)
[Gateway] Republican Representative Timothy Ramthum joined The Gateway Pundit to discuss his call for a forensic audit in the state of Wisconsin.

Rep. Ramthun called for a forensic audit back on July 16th. During his interview today Ramthun told Jim Hoft and Joe Hoft that he has heard from several experts outside the state including Seth Keshel on their thoughts for an audit in Wisconsin.

Ramthun also spoke in favor of Representative Janel Brandtjen’s announcement earlier this week to push forward with a forensic audit in the state.

Rep. Brandtjen is the Chair of the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections. She visited the Maricopa audit earlier this month. On Monday she called for an Arizona-style audit of Wisconsin’s November election.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 01:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just do it. What is there to fear. China Joe got 81 million votes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2021 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  If the election was so honest Democrats should welcome an audit.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 07/29/2021 18:27 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Indian teenager beaten to death, hanged for wearing jeans
[NYPOST] A teenage girl in India was allegedly beaten to death and publicly hanged by male family members for wearing jeans.

The mother of Neha Paswan, 17, said her daughter’s grandfather and uncles attacked her with sticks in her own home following an argument about her clothes, according to the BBC.

The deadly beating happened last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, one of the nation’s least developed regions, according to the outlet.

"She had kept a day-long religious fast. In the evening, she put on a pair of jeans and a top and performed her rituals. When her grandparents objected to her attire, Neha retorted that jeans were made to be worn and that she would wear it," Shakuntala Devi Paswan told BBC Hindi.

When the argument turned violent mostly peaceful and a gang beating left the girl unconscious, male relatives said they were calling a driver to take her to the hospital, according to the report.

"They wouldn’t let me accompany them so I alerted my relatives who went to the district hospital looking for her but couldn’t find her," Shakuntala Devi reportedly said.

The next morning, the girl’s mother found Neha’s body hanging from a bridge over a river, according to the article.

Ten people are reportedly being investigated for murder and destruction of evidence, including the teen’s grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and the driver of the auto rickshaw that was supposedly taking her to be treated. Four of them have been arrested, the outlet said.

Shakuntala Devi reportedly said her in-laws were pressuring Neha, an aspiring police officer, to abandon her studies in a local school, even as her father worked as a day laborer in Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

to pay for the girl’s education.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And they want to win against the moslems. For what?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 2:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Lol and Indians believe they'll be a thuuuuper pawaarr by 2050. India is just like Afghanistan, except with a bigger budget.
Posted by: Wren || 07/29/2021 2:48 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Your search - thuuuuper pawaarr - did not match any documents
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 3:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Thuuuuper pawaarr=Super Power
Posted by: Wren || 07/29/2021 3:21 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Well somebody has to be. USA doing everything possible to resign the position. And the rest of us don't want it to be China.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 4:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Something about this story reads/sounds Islamic. Did I miss something?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2021 9:02 Comments || Top||

#7  No, John. I'm afraid these are hindus. The ones who're supposed to be better.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 13:01 Comments || Top||

#8  #4 Well somebody has to be.

India has managed to do some things right, for whatever reasons. We never depended on countries wishing to meddle, we sold a 'muslims are our brothers' narrative to the local fauna while dis-empowering them, and we covertly built us a nuke while Uncle Sam was busy with Watergate. And most importantly we kept our equivalent of Affirmative Action out of the military services.

Without civilian control hampering our military, in event of a large scale war, the world will see a different India from the one it is used to. Something the American deepState does not wish to see. It'd rather add to the balance of power on the Pakistain side unthinkingly. I believe DJT understood the value of a self-regulating, unaggressive top dawg in Asia and wanted to contribute to that but that's because he was neither Democrat nor Republican really.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Something about this story reads/sounds Islamic. Did I miss something?

Radical Hindus can be every bit as nasty as muslims when they react to what they see as a pollution of their beliefs and culture. And, this Uttar Pradesh, still very provincial and backward.
Posted by: Omolumble Thrusolet9066 || 07/29/2021 17:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Was it the Hindus who burned widows with their husbands until the British put a stop to it?
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 07/29/2021 18:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Yes, it was, Too Old To Work. It’s my understanding the practice started to prevent the Moslem conquerers (the Moghuls) from taking the widows as household slaves once they had no husband to protect them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2021 19:27 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
First in world, Israel agrees to give seniors 60+ third COVID jab
[JPost] - The country’s four major health funds said they are preparing to welcome individuals over the age of 60 for a coronavirus booster shot, as Israelis were banned from traveling to four more countries and the Green Pass went back into effect.

The Health Ministry’s coronavirus vaccination committee voted by an almost unanimous majority of 56-1 to administer the third shot of the Pfizer vaccine to elderly people who were jabbed more than five months ago at a meeting that ran from 9 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, despite a third shot still not being approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

President Isaac Herzog will receive the country’s first booster shot on Friday.

Maccabi Health Services said it would start vaccinating on Friday. The other health funds said they would begin taking appointments and offering shots on Sunday.

"Our strategy is clear: To safeguard life, and to safeguard daily routine in the State of Israel," Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said.

He explained that the decision was based on considerable research and analysis, as well as the "rise and risk of the Delta variant wave. Israel has already vaccinated 2,000 immunosuppressed people with a third dose with no severe adverse events. Now, we are rolling out a national third-dose campaign. We will share all the information we have with the rest of the global community as we make progress."

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 15:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Going swimmingly.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/29/2021 17:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Meanwhile....

A newly released study conducted by Emory University suggests recovered COVID-19 patients possess long-term immunity to the respiratory virus months after infection.
https://thefederalist.com/2021/07/26/study-recovered-covid-19-patients-possess-robust-immunity-to-virus/

How is Sweden going on two weeks of zero COVID deaths despite a 37% vaccination rate and the lowest mask compliance on the continent,
https://twitter.com/joshsteimle/status/1420102245148880899

Posted by: Spoter B || 07/29/2021 18:24 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Just a Reminder, Everyone...
I don't really know what to say this time around, this is just a reminder that the authorities really do have something to hide.

This is from the National Pulse, which has a lot of stuff that isn't being covered in the wider press.

Video (at link) shows Peter Daszak describing ‘Chinese Colleagues’ developing ‘Killer’ coronaviruses.





Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  What these idiots didn't mention back when they were bragging planning this nigmare because they were too stupid to even predict it was the virus continuously mutating into other versions of itself. Sooner or later it will find a way to defeat all vaccines.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/29/2021 1:22 Comments || Top||

#2  ^They'll just change mRNA in their vaccine to that of the new variant. See Let’s talk about lipid nanoparticles
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 2:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Thanks for the info grom. Unfortunately it came out today that Pfizer vaccine starts loosing its effect after only 6 months.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/29/2021 2:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Unfortunately it came out today that Pfizer vaccine starts loosing its effect after only 6 months.

(a) It came out a few weeks ago: Israeli health experts agree to give third COVID jab to the elderly.
(b) It was anticipated - see 35 Years of Research Into Coronavirus Infections Show Long-Term Immunity Is Unlikely (I've been posting this every couple of months)

So, it's no big deal - just take a jab every six months. And it WILL (finally) stimulate research into mechanisms of immune memory.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 2:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Will do.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/29/2021 3:10 Comments || Top||

#6  ^😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2021 3:14 Comments || Top||

#7  just take a jab every six months

At least remembering to will keep you alive on a monthly basis.

"I'm afraid I can't breathe, Nonnie... Call my lawyer, type my will and testam...."

"Rubbish, Earl. You have the jab on the 2nd. You can't miss that."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/29/2021 3:39 Comments || Top||

#8  " The manufacturer is not responsible.
The government is not responsible.
The Va.X!.nating Doctor is not responsible.
But if you are not Va.X!.nated,
You are irresponsible".
RedPillThemAll (C)
Posted by: Dale || 07/29/2021 6:59 Comments || Top||

#9 
A Free Jab now but will it be free in next year?

Or Like many Drug Dealers, will the Fed's become the new FREE to Start, but once in regular need costly there after drug dealer of the future?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/29/2021 7:26 Comments || Top||

#10  /\ Yes, instructive to remember picking mushrooms may be the only exception to... "nothing is free"
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2021 7:29 Comments || Top||

#11  no matter what gets uncovered how vile it is nothing changes butt more psycho nut jobs telling us they are right with their hands out! those whooze job it wuz and isz to not let this shit happen helped it happen and still are who gives a phuck! everyone will get their BK!
Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 07/29/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#12  I'm sorry, guys, but I guess the embedded video didn't work. I'll be back later.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/29/2021 10:19 Comments || Top||

#13  Video is from Rumble, which often doesn't embed proerly
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#14  The vaccine is not free now — it’s just that the government bought the doses up front, so the taxpayers have been paying for it instead of the health insurance companies.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2021 15:05 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran keeps setting new maxima for Covid infections
[Yahoo] TEHRAN, Iran; Iran recorded over 34,900 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, setting the nation's single-day record for cases as vaccinations lag, public complacency deepens and the country's outbreak spirals further out of control.

The previous record of 31,814 infections had been set only a day earlier, providing a sense of how quickly Iran's latest surge, fueled by the contagious delta variant, is mounting. Health authorities recorded 357 COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 89k+; the highest in the Middle East.
Up again today 7-24 to 34,951 new infections-- probably an underestime
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/29/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under:



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