The SF groups have historically had teams that were Scuba Qualifed, or they at least had the capability to cross-level abd put together teams to meet unique requirements. Some SF missions are simply too mundane or lack the media visibility required for the Navy.
Leather cadillac's, parachutes, SCUBA, and Vespas are all logistic capabilities that permit the warfighter to get to the job site. SEAL training, like SF, MARSOF, USAF SOF each have unique capabilities.
#2 One might just as easily ask what Navy SEALs are doing in pitched gun battles deep in the Hindu Kush or urban warfare in Iraq. Snark and snide aside it is still harsh news and a reminder of the guys out there grinding it out.
Dron, Boku No Pico is plain evil-it is literal child gay p*rn which is generally recommended to the ones who are new to anime. The one you have described is called loli hentai or absolutely crass anime series like Redo Of Healers and My Happy Sugar Life.
*Sigh* Bugs Bunny, Road Runner cartoons, followed by Action-figure themed commercials cartoons. The Good Old Days™ when the Networks could claim that that was educational content they were mandated to air by the government.
[FoxNews] The Philadelphia Police Department has issued an internal memo detailing changes to the way officers handle "quality of life crimes," such as public urination or prostitution, under a new pilot program.
The changes come in response to a 2010 lawsuit, Bailey v. City of Philadelphia, in which eight Black Philadelphia residents sued the city over allegations of discrimination during stop-and-frisk encounters.
The city reached a settlement in 2011 and agreed to train officers to enter relevant information into a database after each stop and search, as Fox 29 Philadelphia first reported.
"As part of this agreement, the city's statistical expert has reviewed the PPD's stops each year to identify any racial disparity. In 2020, our expert found that racial disparity does exist in certain types of stops," the Philadelphia Police Department told Fox News in a statement.
The city's expert "believes that the root cause of the racial disparity identified may, in part, result from the manner in which the PPD enforces certain quality-of-life-type offenses."
"As such, the Philadelphia Police Department is committed to exploring or piloting different programs that can improve the service we provide to the community and also reduce racial disparity, bias or even the appearance thereof," the Philly PD said.
The memo obtained by Fox 29 states that Philadelphia PD officers will no longer immediately issue citations to or arrest individuals engaging in quality-of-life crimes. Instead, they will "FIRST engage only in a mere encounter with the individual and request the individual stop engaging in the prohibited behavior. The individual will NOT be detained and are free to leave."
The process for officers will now go as follows: activate body cameras, notify police radios that they are engaging in "mere encounters," request individuals engaging in quality-of-life crimes stop doing so, record the encounter and categorize the video as a "Mere Encounter – Quality of Life" incident, the memo says
"The purpose of the Modified Quality of Life Enforcement Pilot Program is NOT to abandon quality-of-life enforcement, but rather to provide offenders an opportunity to cease and desist such activities, prior to the issuance of any citations," the Philly PD said. "This is a balanced approach that still allows the PPD to address community complaints while striving to reduce or eliminate the racial disparity that has been associated with this type of enforcement."
Officers purportedly told the Fox 29 reporter they do not believe the new program will stop people from committing quality-of-life crimes, and that "at least half the department" does not have body cameras to complete the first step of the new initiative.
The pilot program will operate in the Philadelphia PD's 14th District, according to the memo.
ZeroHedge] Readers know by now that the Western US is facing a megadrought, heat waves, fallow lands, wildfires, water shortages, grasshopper plague, and deteriorating reservoir conditions.
The latest data from the California Department of Water Resources provides a map of water levels for 12 major reservoirs in California.
What's concerning is that nearly all reservoirs in the state are way their historical average marks that suggest stricter water conservation measures are ahead. Some of these reservoirs are at risk of having their hydroelectric power plant cease operations because the water level is too low to turn the turbines.
In other words, just the usual uncomfortable California result of the usual California business as usual within the usual weather cycles. Zero Hedge does like pushing adrenaline.
When you have MILLIONS of people moving to and living in a state that is 3/4's arid and then bust dams and reservoirs to be "Earth Friendly" what do you expect IF you are thinking about future human impact repercussions.
I remember the drought back in 1990'ish where the farm valley crops were left to died due to the irrigation water being funneled to LA and yes swimming pools were filled.
BTW: Here is NOAA's data on this drought and previous cycles.
eg. California has experienced many droughts, such as 1841, 1864, 1924, 1928-1935, 1947-1950, 1959-1960, 1976-1977, 1986-1992, 2006-2010, 2011-2017, 2018 and 2020.
Any Californians trembling with fear aren’t tough enough for the environment. They ought to start working immediately to move to somewhere within their risk tolerances. Connecticut, perhaps, or Vermont.
If pnly we were near an unlimited source of water...like an ocean or something
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/30/2021 10:48 Comments ||
A webpage to keep an eye on is the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) site here. It shows the total demand for electricity versus the amount supplied by renewables at any given time. Roughly, they've got 14,000 megawatts of what they call "renewables" to serve a peak demand of 40,000 megawatts. And this is before the shutdown of the Diablo Canyon nuke because Gaia doesn't like nukes. Something's got to give.
Haven't built a major damn or reservoir in 40+ years, and haven't limited building permits in any meaningful way statewide since permit fees, sales tax and property taxes are the lifeblood of local and state governments. Nukes and desalination plants to completely solve this would cost less that the stupid high-speed rail project which, incredibly, is being revived by the Bidet morons.
Its like they must choose the wrong answers for every public policy question....
The old Paul Ehrlich "Population Bomb" scare them scam. They keep shutting down existing means of using and exploiting resources, no kidding, you'll run out of resources. It's a self inflicted wound.
Headed North To Alaska next month for 2 weeks of salmon and halibut fishing. In some ways, Alaska is like Africa - bad stuff happens, it happens fast, and nobody is coming to get you. At least Alaska has a robust SAR capability
Posted by: Bangkok Billy ||
07/30/2021 4:19 Comments ||
[KhaamaPress] Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a blurb on Thursday said that due investigations show that the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Islamabad, Selsila Alikhel has been kidnapped and then tortured physically and mentally in Islamabad.
Medical reports and relevant pieces of evidence indicate that Selsila Alikhel was manhandled and then tortured on July the 17th.
Afghan ambassador to Islamabad Najib Alikhel had filed a petition over his daughter’s abduction in the Pak capital the following day.
The statement further reads that based on medical reports and other pieces of evidence a crime of this type can never be justified and the Pak government is obliged to provide diplomats and their family security based on international conventions.
Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated that the Pak government must expedite its investigations and bring the culprits to justice.
The MoFA is set to send a delegation to Pak to conduct a joint investigation on the case and share relevant information and pieces of evidence regarding the case.
The statement further reads that the investigations have not been complete yet and premature judgments concerning the incident can harm the feelings of Afghan people and may create skepticism about the transparency of the investigations.
Pakistain Minister of Interior Affair had earlier said that Selsila has not been kidnapped and accused the Indian spying agency of defaming Pakistain and harming bilateral relations with Afghanistan.
[SHAFAQ] People in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan were buried under mud and debris when heavy rain brought flash floods during the night.Children and women are said to be among the victims in Kamdesh, with at least 60 people dead and dozens more missing, and many homes destroyed.
The disaster zone is held by Talibs fighting the government.
Talks are being held to try to let rescue teams enter the area which is hard to reach in normal times.
Afghan officials gave a corpse count of 60 but the Taliban ...Arabic for students... say 150 people died in the flooding, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named news agency reports.
An engineer working for the province of Nuristan, where Kamdesh is located, told an Afghan journalist the final toll could exceed 200.
The Taliban say they have sent their own rescue crews to help, promising relief funds worth about $62,000 (£53,000), AP reports.
But it is not clear how well equipped they are to deal with a disaster on such a scale.
They have been fighting government forces across the country, gaining territory since US-led foreign troops left.
Flash floods happen when rain falls so heavily that normal drainage cannot cope.
Torrential rain and flooding kill people every year in Afghanistan, where badly built houses in isolated rural areas are particularly vulnerable.
Many factors contribute to flooding, but a warming atmosphere caused by climate change makes extreme rainfall more likely.
The world has already warmed by about 1.2C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments around the world make steep cuts to emissions.
Wiki: Nuristan is Afghanistan's least populous province, with a population of about 167,000, Parun serves as provincial capital. Nuristan is bordered south by Laghman and Kunar provinces, north by Badakhshan province, west by Panjshir province. It was formerly called Kafiristan (كافرستان) until the inhabitants were forcibly 'converted' from an animist religion; a form of ancient Hinduism infused with local variations,to Islam in 1895, and thence the region has become known as Nuristan ("land of illumination").
[SHAFAQ] The Supreme Judicial Council revealed arresting a person who impersonated the head of the office of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Abu Ragheef.
The Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement that the Nineveh Investigation Court ratified, today, the statements of an accused of impersonating Lieutenant-General Ahmed Abu Ragheef, and blackmailed officials in the governorate.
The statement added that the accused impersonated Abu Ragheef to blackmail directors of departments and officials in the governorate, to push them to appoint people and approve projects and contracts, noting that the accused was threatening officials by referring them to the Anti-Corruption Committee in his requests were not implemented.
By the end of August 2020, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi formed a committee to "investigate corruption and major crimes", headed by Lieutenant-General Ahmed Abu Ragheef, with the membership of officers from the Ministry of Interior, the Intelligence and National Security Services, and the Integrity Commission.
The Counter-Terrorism Service was assigned to implement decisions issued by investigative judges or courts specialized in the investigation committee's corruption cases.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/30/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq
Well at least he was original, most of the time its Napoleon.
Sumerian pagan nonsense. We have thousands of similar stupid stones laying around all over the place in India. They're so worthless, the people in-charge often replace them with crude replicas and sell the real things to idiots abroad who will place them in the Louvre next to Ahura Mazda's butt plug.
[NasaSpaceFlight.com] Russia’s Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) Nauka, meaning “science,” has defied the odds to successfully dock to the ISS after a long and arduous journey dating back over 20 years and a problematic propulsion system after launch which had threatened the success of the mission.
The docking was not without issue, with Russian cosmonauts noting that Nauka wasn’t on the correct course less than an hour before docking; however, a retro burn quickly corrected the issue. After also troubleshooting an issue with the TORU manual docking system, Nauka successfully docked in automated fashion to the Zvezda service module’s nadir port at 09:29 EDT / 13:29 UTC, marking the first major expansion to the Russian segment for over 20 years.
UPDATE — July 29, 5:34 EDT / 21:34 UTC
At 12:34 EDT / 16:34 UTC, the ISS’s systems registered a divergence from the nominal attitude orientation. The station’s gyros attempted to correct the attitude error but couldn’t.
At 12:42 EDT /16:42 UTC, the ISS’s attitude departure exceeded limits and a Loss of Attitude emergency was declared, giving NASA and the ISS top priority through the TDRS (Tracking and Data Relay Satellite) communications network in geostationary orbit.
At this time, the ISS was commanded to free-drift, the gyros were shutdown, and emergency control was handed to the Russian segment and the Zvezda service module. Zvezda likewise tried to correct the orientation of the Station, fighting against Nauka as the new module continued to fire its thrusters.
Over the next 45 minutes, Russian controllers attempted to cease the thruster firings from Nauka, which were occurring without command. During this event, the ISS attitude movement never exceeded 0.5 degree per minutes and the crew did not feel the event.
according to Russian media reports, Nauka burned through its remaining fuel during this thruster event.
At 13:29 EDT / 17:29 UTC, with Nauka’s thrusters no longer operating, Russian controllers were able to use Progress MS-17’s thrusters to get the Station back in attitude control and returned to a stable orientation.
As a result of the need to evaluate the station, Starliner’s OFT-2 mission, which was scheduled to launch on 30 July, has been postponed to no earlier than Tuesday, 3 August 2021 at 13:20:10 EDT / 17:20:10 UTC.
The US just missed the top 5, in part because it's close to 'external' megacities
Such cities are vulnerable to displacement and could cause a migrant crisis
It ranked high on its amount of fertile land and manufacturing capabilities
New Zealand took the top spot, thanks to its temperate climate and isolation
Other countries in the top 5 include Iceland, Australia, Ireland and the UK
That’s certainly one perspective. The survey may need to readdress the impact of mass migration after seeing how Texas handles things, not to mention the next Republican president. Really, this is all based on “science”, not actual science.
Still, the U.S. would have fallen somewhere just out of the Top 5, the researchers at Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. told DailyMail.com.
The researchers compiled their Top 5 list of countries that they consider most likely to survive a global climate collapse based on a separate list that had been prepared by the University of Notre Dame.
In Notre Dame's list, it came up with the 20 countries it determined were least likely to be damaged from climate change.
The U.K. researchers used that list to determine their Top 5 to survive a climate collapse.
A collapse would mean the fraying of supply chains and international agreements that help trade among countries. Such a collapse would bring the global financial system to its knees.
Posted by: Skidmark ||
07/30/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Human Trafficking
Don't believe a word of any study the conclusion of which contains the word 'likely'.
Forgets that when kaka hits the fan who has the most guns. It ain't the people in Donk cities, except for the gangs. When the 'safety' is released, I wouldn't want to be an interloper someplace I shouldn't be.
I would think the least developed countries would be the most likely to survive since they have very little dependency on technology, other countries, GIVERnment…. The Amish may be the last group standing in America.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.