[FoxNews] Florida authorities released dash camera footage Thursday of a deputy-involved shooting that ended with a dead suspect — a man who was out on bond for drug trafficking and had multiple convictions for violent offenses, officials said Thursday.
Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies Brian Potters and Tyler Thoman were conducting a traffic stop on Aug. 30 in Melbourne, 70 miles southeast of Orlando, when they were ambushed and fired upon, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said in a video detailing the encounter.
"The attack and ambush [were] perpetrated by a violent, career criminal, with a history of 40 charges for crimes including drug trafficking, aggravated assault while discharging a firearm, battery on a law enforcement officer, and attempted first-degree felony murder," he said.
The entire incident lasted about a minute and was captured on two separate dash cameras.
Deputy Thoman is seen talking to a woman outside her vehicle about the 2-month-old baby and dog in the backseat while another vehicle occupant is leaning against the rear of the car. The suspected shooter, whose identity has not been not released, is sitting in the back seat.
When Potters asks him to exit the car, the suspect opens fire and takes cover at the front of the vehicle, putting the baby seated inside at risk, Ivey said. Potters is heard saying he was struck by gunfire around the same time the suspect appears to be wounded by return fire.
As the deputies move to the side of a police cruiser, the suspect attacks Potters from behind after his rifle jams, striking him in the head with the butt of the weapon before they both fall to the ground, Ivey said.
Thoman then fired multiple shots at the suspect, who was killed. Potters was shot in the leg and sustained head lacerations, tissue damage and bone fractures, the sheriff said.
Ivey said the two occupants standing outside had nothing to do with the ambush attack.
In total, 61 rounds were fired, he said.
"Let there be no doubt, this individual got exactly what he deserved," the sheriff said. "And to those out there that might be foolish enough to ask why we shot him so many times, the answer is simple: evil can never be dead enough."
[BBC] The Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off professional American football's first game of the season. But before they did, fans heard something a little different.
It started as a song to celebrate the president who emancipated America's slaves. Its writer thought little about it afterwards, but it took on a life of its own.
Now "Lift Every Voice and Sing" - a ballad widely known today as the US black national anthem - has been played at the opening game of the National Football League's (NFL) 2021 season.
The song was played after a year of racial tumult that touched almost every corner of American society, including professional sports.
Male professional leagues are dominated by young black men, and in an effort to show more solidarity with players, the NFL said it would play "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the beginning of games this season. It's the first time the song that has meant so much to so many will regularly open American professional sports games.
Commissarista Nancy Pelosi & Company will be displeased, you will pay heavily should Dear Leader Bi-Den hear of this, from you...
Veee Know...Hear US... from the voices and whispers from the 20th Century Soviet Unions....
Third World maintenance: not quite Inshallah, but close.
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[REGNUM] Five people were killed in the crash of a military Mi-24 helicopter in Côte d'Ivoire. This was reported on September 11 by Agence France-Presse.
The helicopter crew carried out a reconnaissance flight in the north of the African country, near the border with Burkina Faso. It is clarified that the helicopter lost contact with the dispatch center at about 02:00 local time. Residents of the settlement, located not far from the place where the Mi-24 crew conducted reconnaissance, said that they heard a strong explosion, which was accompanied by a glow, as if from a fire.
Rescuers who went to the site of the alleged helicopter crash found the crash site and confirmed the death of five crew members. An investigation into the causes of the plane crash is currently underway.
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] A Swiss criminal court convicted Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, a power broker in international sports, of forgery on Friday in a trial over whether he used a bogus Kuwaiti coup plot to gain an advantage over political rivals.The sheikh had denied all the charges in the case, which has divided the Kuwaiti ruling family and prompted Sheikh Ahmad, 58, to step back from some of his public sporting roles, including membership of the International Olympic Committee.
With bowed head and clasped hands, he listened silently to his translator as the court’s president read out the 30-month sentence, half of which is to be served in jail.
He later said he would appeal against the conviction.
"I believe I am innocent," he told news hounds outside the Geneva courtroom, adding that he was "100 percent" sure he would return for the appeal.
The criminal fraud case was launched in Switzerland ...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell... as one of the sheikh’s co-defendants was, at the time of the alleged coup plot, a Geneva-based lawyer who acted for him.
A former OPEC Secretary General and prominent ruling family member, the sheikh was one of five defendants in the trial, all of whom were convicted and one with a heftier sentence of 36 months. They were not named for legal reasons.
"We are satisfied. The court has mostly decided in our favour," said lawyer Pascal Maurer, who acted on behalf of one of the plaintiffs.
The case revolves around videos purporting to show former prime minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed and the former speaker of parliament, Jassem al-Kharafi, plotting to overthrow Kuwait’s then-emir.
Prosecutors alleged that Sheikh Ahmad knew that the videos, which he passed on to Kuwaiti authorities, were fakes.
Sheikh Ahmad told the court last week he had submitted the videos to Kuwaiti authorities believing, at the time, that they were authentic.
In 2015, he publicly apologised in a statement via Kuwait TV to Sheikh Nasser, to al-Kharafi and to their families for his role in the affair, saying he had thought the videos were genuine and credible.
The section contains award lists, war logs, reports, maps, albums with detailed characteristics of armored vehicles.
In July 1943, the Hitlerite command concentrated eleven tank and one motorized divisions against the Voronezh Front. The fascist invaders planned to carry out their blow on July 5 in the region of the Kursk salient.
In an operation called Citadel, they hoped to encircle and defeat Soviet troops, and then strike at the rear of the Southwestern Front and defeat it. However, these plans were not destined to come true. The published documents say that for several days the Red Army held back the powerful onslaught of the enemy, and on July 12 launched a counteroffensive.
"In the report of the Voronezh Front on the day when the largest oncoming tank battle took place in the Prokhorovka area, it was reported about stubborn battles with the advancing forces of enemy tank units, infantry, artillery and aviation. We had to fight off several enemy attacks a day with the support of a large number of tanks," the section reads.
The result of the counter-offensive in the Battle of Kursk was the liberation of Orel and Belgorod on August 5, as well as the defeat of the enemy grouping in the Oryol and Belgorod-Kharkov directions. Over the entire period of the fighting during the Battle of Kursk, the enemy lost about 500,000 people, 1,500 tanks, over 3,700 aircraft, 3,000 guns.
Tanker's Day was established 75 years ago by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 1, 1946 to commemorate the merits of armored and mechanized troops in defeating the Nazi invaders during the Great Patriotic War, as well as the merits of tank builders in equipping the Red Army with armored vehicles. It is celebrated on the second Sunday of September, in 2021 - September 12.
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[REGNUM] A total of 40 foreign reconnaissance aircraft approached the state border of Russia during the week. This is reported on September 10 by the official publication of the Ministry of Defense "Krasnaya Zvezda".
Also during this period, 13 foreign drones were recorded carrying out aerial reconnaissance along the Russian borders.
It is noted that all these objects were tracked by Russian radar stations.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the air defense forces on duty did not violate the airspace of the Russian Federation.
Depends on what the D-10 turns out to be By Thomas Nilsen
[BarentsObserver] With the large-scale joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad 2021 (West 2021) starting, several of the best fishing grounds in the Barents Sea will be closed from September 10, the Notice to Mariners issued by the Defence Ministry in Moscow reads. Based in Murmansk, The Port Administration for Northwestern Russia is also issuing coastal warnings (PRIPs) in addition to providing coordinates for dangerous navy shootings in open waters.
The new warnings for the coming week follow an exceptionally busy August with weapons testing and navy shootings across the Barents Sea, from the Varanger fjord in the west to Novaya Zemlya in the east.
“The problem is not only that vast waters are occupied for exercises, but that the notifications come at very short notice,” says Sturla Roald, juridical advisor with the Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Federation.
“We experience that the exercises have increased both in scope and intensity in recent years, which means that Norwegian vessels more and more have to interrupt fishing and sail out of fish-rich areas,” he tells the Barents Observer.
This week, warnings are issued for three large areas north of the Kola Peninsula. The largest closed-off zone goes all west to the maritime borderline with Norway’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) north of the Varanger fjord.
The Barents Sea contains some of the largest fish resources in the world, including the cod stock. Norway and Russia share the marine resources and quotas for the different species are negotiated annually by the two countries’ joint Fisheries Commission. The arrangement allows for Norwegian vessels to fish in Russian waters and vice versa.
Cod, haddock, capelin, halibut and crab catches from the Barents Sea are worth billions and thousands of people are employed on the vessels and in the land-based seafood processing industry. The 2021 cod quota was set at 885,600 tons, up 20 percent from the year before.
The fisheries, however, are now severely challenged by escalating military tensions between Russia and the West, at levels not seen since the last Cold War. The old saying “high north - low tensions” seems to be a quote from the past.
For Russia’s military leaders, the Barents- and White Seas are not only important exercise areas for the fast-growing numbers of new warships and submarines. The vast waters are also home to testing of new naval weapons systems. Especially those weapons that can fly long, like the new generation of sea-launched cruise missiles, the hypersonic Tsirkon and the Kalibr. The European part of Russia’s Arctic waters offers both space and long uninhabited coastlines.
More secret weapons tests include the nuclear-powered underwater drone Poseidon and the nuclear-powered Burevestnik missile. As previously reported by the Barents Observer this autumn, the closure of large areas near Novaya Zemlya was believed to be connected to Burevestnik testing. Read the rest at the link
It will be interesting to see what, if any impacts the rainfall in the NW quadrant have on the Three Gorges Daw watershed. That dam has takenabeating from the monsoons the last year or so and has slipped significantly from original footings
When COVID hit, I began hearing rumblings of a book called Unrestricted Warfare, written by 2 former Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) senior colonels & published by PLA.
In short, it describes what war will look like in a post-nuclear, mutually assured destruction, age
I read the book cover to cover and I thought you might be interested in some quotes/passages I highlighted, which I encourage you to read w current events in mind.
“the media has become an immediate and integral part of warfare”
“China can pump propaganda into the American media while restricting American media’s access to the Chinese media landscape”
A non-military attack could “cause the enemy nation to fall into social panic, street riots, and a political crisis”
“The battlefield is next to you and the enemy is on the network. Only there is no smell of gunpowder or the odor of blood. However, it is war as before, because it accords with the definition of modern warfare: forcing the enemy to satisfy one’s own interests.”
Modern warfare is “impeding the enemy’s ability to wage war & to defend itself against a barrage of attacks against its economy, its civil institutions, its governmental structures, and its actual belief system”
“If one party is at war w another, & the other party does not realize it is at war, the party who knows it is at war almost always has the advantage & usually wins”(Tzu)
"social spaces such as the military, politics, economics, culture, & the psyche are also battlefields”
“The biggest difference between contemporary wars and the wars of the past is that, in contemporary wars, the overt goal and the covert goal are often two different matters
“Precisely in the same way that modern technology is changing weapons and the battlefield, it is also at the same time blurring the concept of who the war participants are. From now on, soldiers no longer have a monopoly on war.”
“a defeat on the economic front precipitates a near collapse of social & political order. The casualties resulting from the constant chaos r no less than those resulting from a regional war, & injury done to the living social organism even exceeds injury inflicted by...war”
“financial war is easily manipulated and allows for concealed actions, and is also highly destructive”
“Can special funds be set up to exert greater influence on another country’s government and legislature through lobbying?”
There are “a number of other means and methods used to fight a non-military war…[including]…psychological warfare (spreading rumors to intimidate the enemy and break down his will); …throwing markets into confusion and attacking economic order; …media warfare
(manipulating what people see and hear in order to lead public opinion along); …fabrication warfare (presenting a counterfeit appearance of real strength before the eyes of the enemy);… (not to mention the cross combining and creative use of these means and methods)”
“in all future wars, in addition to the basic method of military strikes, the force of the media will increasingly be another player in the war and will play a role comparable to that of military strikes in promoting the course of the war”
“Ever since the Vietnam War, both the military & American society have been sensitized to human casualties”
“cultural infiltration, media propaganda, formulating & applying international rules, using UN resolutions,etc belong… more & more now as standard military means”
“If we want to have victory in future wars, we must be fully prepared intellectually for this scenario, that is, to be ready to carry out a war which, affecting all areas of life of the countries involved, may be conducted in a sphere not dominated by military actions”
When at war w a powerful adversary, a country “must adjust its own financial strategy, use currency revaluation or devaluation as primary, & combine means such as getting the upper hand in public opinion & changing the rules sufficiently to make financial turbulence and economic crisis appear in the targeted country or area, weakening its overall power, including its military strength.”
If “the United States would…have suffered heavy economic losses…such an outcome would certainly be better than a military strike”
Pretty sure one side knows its a war and the other is lead by Obama and Bidet thinking they are "moving the arc of history towards profound victory for the oppressed" and personally making a lot of money selling that bullshit to the useful idiots here...
[Breitbart] Putting food on the kitchen table has become much more expensive, squeezing household budgets at a time when many families are already stressed by the Delta variant surge hitting as kids go back to school.
Food prices rose a full percentage point in August, up from six-tenths of a point in July, defying predictions that inflation would cool off, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed Friday. Compared with a year ago, food prices are up 12.7 percent, outpacing the overall increase of 8.3 percent in the Producer Price Index.
On an annual basis, that is the highest level of food inflation in records that go back to 2010. The monthly figure is the third-highest on record, following May 2020’s pantry-raid that emptied many grocery store shelves and February 2011.
At my local Wally World or "Food Loin" supermarket.
Plain frozen Chicken Wings $17.99 for a 4lbs pack $4.50 a pound
Sunbeam Bread King Thin loaf was $2.45 a loaf now $3.25.
Wally World package 80/20 Hamburgers was 12 for $8.99 now 10 for $8.99
Eggs were $0.95 a dz now 1.65 a dz.
Ribeye Steak meat was $7.99lb now $14.99lb + looks to have more FAT.
Bacon was $2.49lb now $4.99lb ++
COKE products 4 months ago were 5x 6pks for $10 now 3 x 6pks for $12 ON SALE.
$1 Banquet Frozen TV dinners now $1.25
WATERMAID 20lb bag "medium grain" rice was around $8.25 now $14.49 IF you can find it.
Car gas was about $2.10 a gallon in Oct. 2020, now its $2.89+ a gallon.
I am seeing a lot of 3 for $____ and 4 for $ ____ pricing to hide the inflation.
IN OUR CASE
We are retired.
We have a fixed Income.
our SSA checks have not increased
My F-250 retirement check has not increased.
BTW: In my South-Middle Eastern GA Area and the Outer Metro-Atlanta area, the housing market for 2 party "sales" are showing signs of slowing. In 2019-2020 I was seeing 2 party home sales from listing to offer in under 30 days. Now we are seeing 60+ days at lower selling amounts.
Don't be fooled by misleading numbers that include those Refinancing their houses for lower interest rates and payments as sales.
Gas and diesel are fundamental to moving goods in the country. When the prices goes up, everything goes up. If they want to fight inflation and show it, go back to fracking and open new pipelines. However, you are expendable for their virtue politics and don't give a rat's ass about you.
Lobster is cheaper than beef here in east Tennessee
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09/11/2021 8:11 Comments ||
China has developed the appetite for protein and the wealth to obtain it. Not just buying the end products, they now own big chunks of the entire food chain here in the US, from field to fork....Hows that WTO decision and most favored nation trade status decision feeling decades later America?
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[REGNUM] The deputies of the parliament of Albania on September 10 elected a new speaker from their composition. It was Lindita Nicolla.
According to the Albanian news agency Telegrafi, Nicolla received the support of 79 out of 140 MPs, mostly from the ruling Socialist Party. Democrat MPs handed over cut forms in protest.
Lindita Nikola was born in Tirana in 1965. She is married to Ligor Nikola and raised a daughter named Livia.
In 2010, the politician graduated with a master's degree from Albanian University in the direction of executive power, in 1989 she received a mathematics education at the University of Tirana.
Nikola began to participate in political life in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, she served as a member of the Tirana Constituency Council, and from 2007 to 2011 and from 2011 to 2013, she chaired the Constituency Council. Since 2013, Nikola has been elected MP of the Albanian Parliament from the Tirana Constituency.
In 2013, Nikola took over as Minister of Education and Sports of Albania. The woman speaks Italian, English and French and received additional education in the United States.
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] On Thursday, the Minister of Culture, Hassan Nazim, announced that its ministry is working to include 9 archaeological sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Minister of Culture, Hassan Nazim, said, "The ministry has 9 archaeological sites, and it is working to include them on the World Heritage List."
Noting that "the file of archaeological sites is a large file, and the ministry is working to list the sites one by one, as all the specific sites are important."
Meanwhile, ...back at the Senate, Odius Sepulcher called for war against the Visigoths... Nazim confirmed that "the National Archives is in Washington, and it was viewed during the last visit, accompanied by the Prime Minister to the United States, and found the archive complete," noting that "the Ministry of Culture is working to recover it in the near future."
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09/11/2021 00:00 ||
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Let me guess: 8 George Floyd murals and a "Notorious RBG" exhibit at a middle school cafeteria in Fresno.
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09/11/2021 9:22 Comments ||
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.