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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Brazen couple try to steal gold chain off man's neck while he is lying handcuffed on the ground by cops in Las Vegas
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 07:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  note the racial makeup of the perp, the thief and the cop, just sayin'
Posted by: 746 || 09/16/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||

Man is shot in the leg at swanky Manhattan celebrity hotspot Phillipe Chow when he tried to wrestle gun from armed robbers holding up outdoor diners and demanding their jewelry
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I had active shooter training. One lesson was grab the gun and control it. Both hands if possible.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 09/16/2021 8:20 Comments || Top||

#2  NYC, outdoor dining streetside, masks.
Prob needed shooting.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Skid, I can't see that happening in the swankiest place in NE TX; gun wouldn't be wrestled over, it would drop from his dead hand.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 13:36 Comments || Top||

#4  ^#3. One of 1,000 reasons Texas is better than NYC!
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 09/16/2021 19:43 Comments || Top||

Pittsburgh CBP officers seize fake COVID vaccine cards shipped from China
[FoxBusinessNews] U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Pittsburgh have seized two shipments of phony COVID-19 vaccination cards shipped from China.

CBP seized the first of the two international parcels on August 24. CBP officers determined that the parcel of 20 cards had a "low-quality appearance."

CBP said the cards were being shipped to someone in Beaver County, Pa. That individual, whose identity was not released, is not from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or a certified medical entity, CBP said.

Officers intercepted a second shipment of phone vaccine cards destined for the same individual on September 7. That parcel contained 50 fake COVID vaccine cards.

Both international parcels had been shipped from China, CBP said.

To date, CBP said, officers in Chicago, Memphis, Anchorage, Alaska, have seized more than 6,000 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 06:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Yet, all the right-thinking people keep denying the connection between China and USA anti-vaxxing movement.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  bullshit, China just takes the oppurtunity to make a buck or undermind anything at anytime.
Posted by: Chris || 09/16/2021 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  My question is, did the phony vaccine cards come with real virus?
(Woo 20 cards... that there's a major risk to national security.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  It's Pissburgh. They were obviously fake because they weren't filled out with a crayon.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:13 Comments || Top||

Simone Biles: 'FBI turned a blind eye' to sexual abuse of U.S. gymnasts by team doctor Nassar
[Just The News] The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard testimony from U.S. champion gymnasts, including Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Maggie Nichols regarding the sexual abuse they experienced for years at the hands of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

As the hearing began, an intermittently tearful Biles told the panel that it felt like "the FBI turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect" the organizations that enabled her abuse.

"A message needs to be sent: If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be swift and severe," she said.

Senators on the committee called for a hearing on the issue following an Office of the Inspector General report in July by DOJ IG Michael Horowitz, who found significant errors, omissions and untruths by FBI personnel in the investigation of Nassar.

Opening the hearing, committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) called the FBI's handling of the Nassar case a "stain on the bureau" and "a shocking picture of FBI dereliction of duty and gross incompetence."

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the committee, concurred with Durbin, calling the failure "a serious problem at the heart of the FBI, not a case of a few errant agents."

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney detailed the abuse she endured from Nassar for years in graphic detail before the committee and excoriated the FBI's failure to pursue a timely and accurate investigation into the rampant abuse.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 01:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Simply one more step toward decriminalizing pedophilia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 1:56 Comments || Top||

#3  A beloved personage in the media. Now telling a story they don't want to hear.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 4:59 Comments || Top||

#4  The FBI central was aware there was a very real problem with the Indianapolis Field Office, and more than one head should roll, and that includes the head of the FBI itself.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/16/2021 6:58 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Same as "I don't remember." The only correct answer to give if you don't want to be charged with lying to the FBI.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#7  ....Were I the IOC - and I'm not, more's the pity - I would think that there is more than sufficient evidence to suspend the US from international gymnastic competitions for a few years until they can prove they have their shiat together.

THAT would get people's attention PDQ.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/16/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Look. What happend is nasty, I hope it never happens again. That said we are looking at the end of the era where what went on was "the price of doing business." It was always wrong but back in the day it was how it worked. Clean it up and move on. Can we do similar with slavery? Of course not.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Lest anyone think i meant otherwise. Punish the miscreants so hard they wish they were being molested.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#10  beloved personage in the media

Not so much anymore, based on how they attacked her about the Olympics. So perhaps there was more to it than we were seeing - a need to protect the Feebs?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#11  Evil preys on the most innocent.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/16/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#12  The FBI ignores crimes all the time and focuses really hard on a few crimes that will help their careers.

My advice to anyone filing a police report, start with “this right wing racist….
Posted by: Airandee || 09/16/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#13  When the local authorities will do nothing for you, the FBI will do even less.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:06 Comments || Top||

#14  $Billion industry, nevermind the social clout of the backers.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/16/2021 21:09 Comments || Top||

#15  Makes you wonder if the FBI guys are just doing a really shitty job of doing their jobs OR there is something larger lurking under the surface.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/16/2021 23:06 Comments || Top||

US lawyer plotted own shooting in $10 mln insurance scheme: Police
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A prominent South Carolina attorney whose wife and son were murdered in June conspired with a man to shoot him to death so that a surviving son could collect a $10 million insurance payout, a state police agency said.

Alex Murdaugh, a 53-year-old attorney who survived the Sept. 4 shooting, has admitted to plotting with Curtis Edward Smith, 61, to cause his own death, according to a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division affidavit made public on Tuesday.

"Mr. Murdaugh provided Mr. Smith with a firearm and directed Mr. Smith to shoot him in the head for the purpose of causing Mr. Murdaugh’s death and allowing for the payment of a stated death benefit," the affidavit said. Murdaugh’s lawyer was not immediately available for comment.
"I can say no more!"
Murdaugh was listed as a co-defendant in the case involving Smith, who faces charges including assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, the state police said.

The state police’s announcement is the latest twist in a saga involving the prominent lawyer, whose family members have for decades served as local prosecutors in Hampton, South Carolina.

On June 7, Murdaugh’s wife Margaret, 52, and son Paul, 22, were shot and killed outside of the family’s hunting estate. Murdaugh reported their deaths to 911, which remain under investigation by state police.

The insurance payout was to benefit his surviving son, Buster.

Earlier this week, the state police announced that they were investigating Murdaugh after his former employer, local law firm Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth, & Detrick, alleged that he had misappropriated funds.
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There's at least one elusive, unspecified fact floating around, missing from the article.
The lawyer has admitted that he plotted to get killed, so he obviously wasn't. The shooter didn't kill the guy, so I would speculate that he's supposed to be the one who killed the wife and son.
Sort of article that you have to take a weed eater to.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||

Death of 4-year-old Brooklyn boy ruled homicide, stepdad charged
[NYPOST] The death of a 4-year-old boy in his Brooklyn home over the weekend has been ruled a homicide — and his stepdad has been charged with his murder, authorities said.

Little Jaycee Eubanks died of battered child syndrome with recent blunt trauma to the torso, the city Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed.

The child’s mother was holding Jaycee when she waved down police in front of her home on Baltic Street in Gowanus around 5 a.m., Sunday, police said.

Officers attempted CPR on the child, who was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital.

He was pronounced dead a short time later, according to police.

Around the same time, someone called 911 stating that a man was attempting to kill himself at the address, authorities said. Police who responded found that it was the stepfather — identified Wednesday as Jerimiah Johnson, 27 — who was taken into custody, cops said.

Cops confirmed Wednesday morning that Johnson was charged with murder and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

He was being held at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn as an emotionally disturbed person, authorities said.

A source with knowledge of the case told the Post Tuesday that the NYPD was alerted to possible abuse of the boy just weeks before he died — but botched the case by not doing a thorough enough investigation.

Workers from the non-profit Safe Horizons interviewed Jaycee and his 6-year-old brother with Special Victims Division officers present — but the cops wrote off the complaint without following protocols that would have spurred a follow-up with the family, the source said.

An NYPD spokesperson said the cops did make a referral for a medical exam, but did not know if one was actually done.

A spokeswoman for New York City Administration for Children’s Services declined to comment on the specifics of the case.

"Our top priority is protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children in New York City. We are investigating this case with NYPD and we have taken action to secure the safety of the other child in the home," the spokeswoman said.

A day after Jaycee’s death, another 4-year-old boy, Aisyn Gonzalez, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive when authorities responded to his family’s apartment on South 5th Street near Berry Street in Williamsburg around 10:15 a.m. Saturday, cops said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

-Great Cultural Revolution
Hospital Discussing Inflating COVID Numbers and Fear to Increase Vaxes
[Epoch Times] A leaked Zoom conference reveals a doctor questioning how to increase the count of COVID-19 patient numbers on the hospital’s dashboard report.

"I think we have to be more blunt, we have to be more forceful—we have to say something coming out—if you don’t get vaccinated, you know you are going to die," Rudyk said in the video. "Let’s just be really blunt to these people."
"You know you are going to die". Well, eventually!
Rudyk then asked how post-COVID cases can be included in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19.

"My feeling at this point in time is that maybe we need to be completely a little bit more scary for the public," Rudyk said. "There are many people still hospitalized that we’re considering post-COVID, but we are not counting in those numbers, so how do we include those post-COVID people in the numbers of patients we have in the hospital?"
"Completely a little bit more"?
Also on the Zoom conference call was Shelbourn Stevens, president of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, who said those patients are classified as "recovered."

"But I do think, from our standpoint, we would still consider them a COVID patient because they’re still healing," Stevens said.

Rudyk said she thinks those patients need to be "highlighted as well, because once they're off isolation, they drop from the COVID numbers," prompting Stevens to say that they can later talk offline about "how we can run that up to marketing."
Ya think this has happened before?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/16/2021 07:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  CDC COVID Data Tracker
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  As MANY of us here have said and were labeled names for saying it ..

The recent VAXpush is Clearly politically overdriven vs the facts.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  This CDC Graph shows new COVID hospital admissions peaking August 26. Perhaps the motivation for the scare tactics of the hospital.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/16/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Our local hospital is sending people to other locations because they say(yea right) they are overwhelmed, HA. Short on staff is the correct answer here.
Posted by: Dale || 09/16/2021 14:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Our local hospital is sending people to other locations because they say(yea right) they are overwhelmed, HA. Short on staff is the correct answer here.
Posted by: Dale || 09/16/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

Ohio mayor tells ENTIRE school board to resign or 'face child pornography charges' after teachers gave children writing prompt to 'write a sex scene you wouldn't show your mom'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 07:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Watched the video on vidmax yesterday. I was glorious , gave them the ultimatum stood up and walked out without letting them say a word. For once a school board couldn't bring their tyranny down on someone else.
Posted by: Chris || 09/16/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting discussion of this on Instapundit yesterday, including comment from a local who attended the school board meeting in Hudson.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/16/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Is that why places like literotica dot com have been filling up with garbage writing?
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#4  In watching the video it doesn't appear that any of the school board members were even listening. Most, if not all, didn't even look up from whatever the F it was they were doing.

I wonder if they will notice when the handcuffs come out.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/16/2021 11:48 Comments || Top||

#5  School board members should understand screwing well...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe the school board members were busy one-handed reading some of the assignments which were turned in...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/16/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

#7  why not resign and face charges.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/16/2021 13:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Exactly, embrace the power of and. And also the teachers who have done this for FOUR years. I certainly wouldn't have allowed that as a teacher.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/16/2021 14:42 Comments || Top||

#9  they need to face charges!
Posted by: 746 || 09/16/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||

#10  Rush Limbaugh used to talk about "young screwel children, riding the screwel bus..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:12 Comments || Top||

Nearly HALF of women trying to get pregnant and more than a third of those thinking about it have paused plans for motherhood amid the Covid pandemic, study finds
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  世界の若者(16-25)の4人に1人が気候変動への懸念から子供を持つことを躊躇するという英ガーディアン紙の記事。(バース大の調査)


#SDGs #気候変動
Translated from Japanese by
An article in The Guardian that one in four young people (16-25) in the world hesitates to have children because of concerns about climate change. (Bath University survey)

At this rate, the aging of the population will continue, and even social security systems such as health insurance and pension systems will begin to collapse.

Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 5:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Back-End to Front-End population control. Removing the elderly and chronically ill while discouraging replenishment of the species.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I got maybe 20 more years. I make sure my organs are not worth harvesting.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Meanwhile...the border is overrun by women that don't have a choice.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  My daughter is made of much tougher stuff. Her water broke this morning - it's gonna be a good day.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/16/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Cheers!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/16/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Congrats!
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/16/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||

#8  I just wanted to post this someplace and here it is. LBJ and the great society has unanticipated consequences(or intended). Years of domesticated animals is showing the feral versions have larger brains. So indoor confinement. Welfare and so on is having the same impact on humans is my thought. With smaller brains and a deficient educational system we are producing a sub species of humankind. Gavin nuisance is a result of give me more government handouts.
Posted by: Dale || 09/16/2021 14:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Congrats, RM!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/16/2021 14:22 Comments || Top||

#10  #5 Congratulation, Gramps.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 14:31 Comments || Top||

#11  Congrats, RM!
Posted by: Matt || 09/16/2021 14:33 Comments || Top||

#12  Ref #8: "Confinement results in smaller brains."

You mean like democrats ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||

#13  May your daughter’s labour be swift and easy, Rex Mundi, and the next Mundi scion as much a delight as the grandfather we know and love.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2021 15:55 Comments || Top||

#14  Many thanks all! Very touching, and I WILL pass on your sentiments. Excited to see the new class of Rantburg U come into being.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/16/2021 18:02 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Rantburg safety update: Man has VERY close call after a sharp metal disc breaks off his power tool and flies at his face, cutting through his protective shield - and stopping less than an INCH away from his eye
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Hate when that happens...
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I get a lot of use out of Dremel tools. No doubt stuff happens fast at high RPMs. Always wear good safety glasses.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 4:10 Comments || Top||

#2  To do this he had the tool point vertically up and down and the Blade Guard aimed in a way to allow it to not to protect the user as it was designed to?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 5:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Those cut off wheels are pretty flexible, being .040 inch thick and 4.5 inches in dia.

You really have to bend the living shit out of one to get it to break like that.
Posted by: badanov || 09/16/2021 6:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Agreed, badanov. You can have all the safety apparel in the world but still need to know how to safely use the tools you have or you'll still get hurt (or worse).

Rule #1 - Don't force the tool to do something it wasn't designed to do.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/16/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#5  I had a Northern Equipment grinding stone rapidly disassemble. Went thru a window and punched a hole in the steel roofing. Not rated for high spin rate.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 9:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Rule #1: Take it easy, don't push the equipment
Rule #2: Look at the plane of motion of the tool; stay out of it. If it breaks, that's where the pieces are going.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 10:26 Comments || Top||

#7  I got whacked in the belly by a thick copper plate I was drilling a hole in when the bit grabbed & jerked the plate hard enough to break the clamp holding it - it left a mark. Glad the press was not a little lower...
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Softer metals want to grab the tool. Story in that somewhere...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#9  When the material being worked on seems to be grabbing the bit, reduce the amount of pressure applied or work on it from a different angle. Power tool safety 101.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/16/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#10  don't push the equipment

But "Tool Pusher" is a job description.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:08 Comments || Top||

#11  /\ Only in the oil patch.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 18:34 Comments || Top||

#12  Sure, and I bet they say it as innocently as a fireman says "Picking up hose."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/16/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Lavrov demands explanation for interference in Russia internal matters
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] At present, Moscow is expecting an explanation from Washington about the US interference in Russian affairs. This was announced to reporters on September 15 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following a joint meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Dushanbe.

According to the Russian Foreign Minister, the concrete facts of such interference were passed on to the American Ambassador, John Sullivan , who "took this document as information," which he promised to verify.

"True, he said that they had no information that someone was violating Russian law, but the information was passed on to him, they are quite serious. That's all. We are waiting for an answer from our American colleagues why this is happening," Lavrov said.

Note that on September 10, Sullivan was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, where he was told that interference in the internal affairs of our country was unacceptable.

Information attacks against Russia multiply ahead of elections

[TASS] Information attacks against Russia have multiplied ahead of the 2021 Russian legislative elections, and they continue, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Rossiya 24 television on Wednesday, adding that Russia was ready to rebuff them.

"Attacks have now increased, they have increased manifold in the information-political sphere. They will be continued, but we are ready for that," Zakharova said.

As an example, the diplomat mentioned the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), which "stirred up a scandal" over an alleged non-admission of its observer mission to the election. Zakharova reiterated that Russia had asked it to send 50 observers to monitor the State Duma elections instead of 500. However, the mission opted against sending the observers.
More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

The Battle of Poltava will be recreated in the Belgorod region for filming
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The Battle of Poltava, the fortress and villages of the times of Peter I will be recreated by filmmakers in the Belgorod region. Here 70 percent of the new filming "The Birth of an Empire" will be taken, the press service of the regional government reported on September 14.

The film is dedicated to the activities of Peter I after his return from Europe. Filming of the full-length film will take place in the Korochansky district, near the village of Tavrovo-10 and the Muromsky forest park in the Belgorodsky district, the villages of Yablochkovo, Dmitrievka, Grafovka and Dobroe in the Shebekinsky district.

"The Belgorod region is ideal for filming. We will shoot 70 percent of our entire film here, and the rest will be filmed in St. Petersburg, Hungary and Germany. But all the most interesting scenery and locations will, of course, be here in Begorod, because your region is famous for its landscape. It will be a non-classical historical film, but rather even an adventure one, in order to attract a larger audience of viewers," said director Alexei Nuzhny.

Residents of the region will be allowed to tryout as extras. And they will try to keep the scenery to attract tourists.

"It is necessary to make efforts to the regional department of construction, to help the film crew with the beginning of the installation of these objects. It is important for us that after the filming of the film there is a legacy for the region, new tourist routes appear," said Acting Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

The premiere of the film "The Birth of an Empire" is scheduled for the end of 2022.

In 2018, the feature film "Union of Salvation" was filmed in the Belgorod Region.
That film was about the Decembrist Revolt.
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#1  One of the battles listed in Creasy's The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (1851).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 13:49 Comments || Top||

North Korea reveals its TRAIN-based missile system that fired two nuclear-capable ballistic missiles towards Japan this week
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm seeing some marketing opportunities and a whole new product line for Lionel here.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/16/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  eBay: Lionel Postwar #3665 Minuteman Missile Launching Car
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh noes! How will we ever know where the train could be...
Posted by: Frank G || 09/16/2021 16:02 Comments || Top||

#4  If only there were some way of "tracking" them...
Posted by: SteveS || 09/16/2021 17:56 Comments || Top||

Sister of NorthKorea’s leader criticizes South Korean President and threatens a “complete destruction” of relations
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  The crops must have failed again...
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/16/2021 0:51 Comments || Top||

I see North Korea has "Karens" too.
Just a lot more deadly.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 5:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Send her Moderna shots.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 20:59 Comments || Top||

2 missiles fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Chinese defector claims he warned the US that China was covering up a deadly new virus in Wuhan MONTHS before Covid-19 was declared a pandemic - but was 'ignored' by Trump officials
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] I can believe it. We had some deniers here, too.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Commies

So they SORTA KINDA acknowledge its a CCP BIO-WEAPON out of Wuhan ... but its Trumps fault?

Who did they report it to.... Dr. Fauci?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 5:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Safe to say Trump's DS handlers made sure he never heard a thing about it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||

UN seeks ban on artificial intelligence without safeguards
[NATION.PK] The UN Human Rights chief Wednesday said that a ban on the sale and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems that pose a severe risk to human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
is urgently needed until sufficient safeguards are in place.

Michelle Bachelet released a report titled "The right to privacy in the digital age" that she will also present at the 48th UN Human Rights Council session on Sept. 22.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also called for AI applications that do not comply with international human rights law to be banned.

"Given the rapid and continuous growth of AI, filling the immense accountability gap in how data is collected, stored, shared, and used is one of the most urgent human rights questions we face," Bachelet said.

"Artificial intelligence can be a force for good, helping societies overcome some of the great challenges of our times."

She warned, however, "AI technologies can have negative, even catastrophic, effects if they are used without sufficient regard to how they affect people's human rights."
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

Doesn't the UN also have a ban on bio-weapon research?

A lot good that did in Wuhan.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 5:34 Comments || Top||

#2  China doesn't ever get mentioned in UN edicts.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Commander Shepard to the courtesy phone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#4  If the UN wants to ban AI, it must be a good thing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Could be a devastating move for the tack & harness industry.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#6  If the UN wants to ban AI, it must be a good thing.

Or, they're afraid of being replaced by a computer.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 9:55 Comments || Top||

#7  The UN is afraid of there being unregulated intelligence running around loose out there. Artificial doesn't seem to bother them.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

Apple releases emergency software update due to spyware flaw
[JUSTTHENEWS] Apple released a software update Monday to fix a security flaw that can cause the hacking of iPhones and other devices.

Spyware researchers have found a flaw within iPhones that makes them vulnerable to the extremely invasive spyware Pegasus.

According to the Washington Post, Apple released an emergency software update Monday night that patches the exploit discovered by the spyware researchers.

The vulnerability is the first one of its kind to be found in iPhones since 2019. Researchers at Citizen Lab say they found the hack on a Saudi political activist's device. The spyware appears to have made it onto the device without user interaction, which poses a serious security risk for many Apple product owners.

Pegasus was created by the Israeli cyber security company, NSO Group. NSO Group has been known to provide its spyware to numerous countries, many of whom are not allies of the U.S.

Despite discovering the flaw, Citizen Lab declined to name the responsible country that used Pegasus. The group also declined to name the Saudi political activist who was targeted.

“We wouldn’t have discovered this exploit if NSO’s tool wasn’t used against somebody they shouldn’t be targeting,” said John Scott-Railton, a researcher for Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

The hacking technique, known as a “zero-click attack”, had been in use since February and could have invaded numerous products that use Apple’s operating system.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "used against somebody they shouldn’t be targeting"
So, just who should they be targeting?
Due to the speed that the fix was created, I'm thinking that this wasn't a flaw; it was a back door that was left in place on purpose and then exploited.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 10:20 Comments || Top||

Anonymous Claims to Have Stolen Huge Trove of Data From Epik, the Right-Wing's Favorite Web Host
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Biden finds himself at the center of another international storm: France says it has been 'stabbed in the back' by US-UK defense pact to take on China by building Australia's nuclear-powered submarines
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 06:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#2  No mention of how they will be armed. Nerf tipped missiles if the left here has any say.
Posted by: Grunter || 09/16/2021 7:35 Comments || Top||

#4  We have become a laughingstock.

How far we've fallen under these treasonous shitheads ... Now the French are making nasty jokes about our military prowess
Posted by: Savoir Faire is Everywhere || 09/16/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

#5  France says it’s been stabbed in the back. That’s rich.
Posted by: Grunter || 09/16/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Who is more authoritarian at the moment? China or Australia?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm going with Australia from what I've been seeing around.
Posted by: Chris || 09/16/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#10  ^Pearl Harbor redux?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#11  Waiting for the very woke, very green, American Solar Powered Submarine.

Who is more authoritarian at the moment? China or Australia?
Australia. New Zealand as a proper mention.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/16/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#12  ...This is the second big naval export contract that the French have lost (the other being the USN's FFX competition)- they ain't happy.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/16/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#13  Back-stabbing, refined and perfected by Charles deGaulle.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/16/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#14  Evidently those French built AIP subs just weren't makin' it. You also have to wonder, if you loaded the Aussies up with Tomahawks, ...
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#15  Heavy discussion on Twitter. It came about when the Australians approached the US about building their own nuke subs to US design in OZ. They had a large contract for new subs from the French that they dropped when Biden said OKAY. The French are very upset.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#16  I wonder where they'll be built.
Submarine Base Subic Bay
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#17  When you're talking about submarine hull and nuke plant welding, umm, these are skills that aren't easily aquired, hard to keep up, and don't travel well. They've got to know this.
I imagine a bunch of guys from RN Portsmouth and Electric Boat are going to be travelling in the near future. First you've got to build the plant...
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#18  FUCK

Posted by: Blinky Pholuling8616 || 09/16/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#19  BTW, the Aussies have been deep into Boeing's 'Loyal Wingman" development:

Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#20  Link didn't come through:
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 12:53 Comments || Top||

#21  I don't understand how we can undercut the French price and still give 10% to the Big Guy.
Posted by: Matt || 09/16/2021 15:58 Comments || Top||

#22  ^ He's senile. "Dude, you already got paid, remember?"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/16/2021 16:00 Comments || Top||

#23  ^ LOL. Jen will have to circle back on that one.
Posted by: Matt || 09/16/2021 16:52 Comments || Top||

#24  I’ll go!
Posted by: Rightwing || 09/16/2021 20:32 Comments || Top||

#25  Australia is also a partner in hypersonic vehicles.

The French contract seemed awfully expensive when considering Virginia block 5 subs cost the US $2.4 billion + Gov Furnished Equipment and never need refueling for the life o the sub. Plus, they are scary armed and capable. The Aussies will get much more capable subs with better weapons and growth potential for less money.
Posted by: Chirong Unomoter2947 || 09/16/2021 20:48 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Marriage will forever remain the union of a man and a woman - the pope
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Only a man and a woman can be combined in a Christian marriage. The Catholic Church has not only the desire, but also the ability to change this, Pope Francis said on Wednesday, September 15.

Questions of the relationship of people with homosexual addictions can be regulated by civil laws, but this has nothing to do with the Church and marriage, he noted.

At the same time, believers should not alienate those who are bearers of such values. They (bearers) should be accepted and accompanied on their way, Francis added.

Posted by: badanov || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pope - Potpourri - His comment is not a Papal edict; it only smells nice to both sides of the issue.
Posted by: Ebberesing Sproing2119 || 09/16/2021 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Make it a civil contract between adults, ie civil union. If you want a 'marriage' do it in religious institution or whatever substitute of your choosing. The state will deal with the first, your 'church' can deal with the second. Henry Tudor (VIII) to the courtesy phone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ yes. If the Lavender Bund hadn't been so deadset on forcing churches to accept their freakshow travesty-marriages -- and instead settled for civil unions -- we'd all be far better off
Posted by: TinyBlinken || 09/16/2021 7:29 Comments || Top||

#4  So this is why the priests don't hafta marry the altar boys. Wondered about that.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#5  He came out against abortion this weekend. maybe he put down the manifesto and picked up the Bible for a change.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#6  This same fellow went on the record a few years ago saying there were actually very few "Christian marriages" due to the extremely high standards set by the religion. Proving a specific marriage invalid is sometimes just a matter of collecting the evidence.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/16/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#7  When the ghey marriage thing got hot, I said "Fine. We'll have ghey marriage. A guy married to a girl will be called 'real marriage.'"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#8  "The Catholic Church has not only the desire, but also the ability to change this, Pope Francis said..."

Google Translate sucks.

He said: "has neither the desire nor the ability..."
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/16/2021 13:42 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Third COVID shot boosts immunity tenfold - Israeli study now peer-reviewed
[JPost] - Taking a third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosts the immunity of recipients nearly tenfold compared to those who received only two doses of the vaccine more than five [months] prior, according to a report published Wednesday by Israeli researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A version of the study had been previously published and reported on, though not peer-reviewed, at the beginning of the month on the online research hub MedRxiv.

The rate of confirmed infections was more than 10 times lower among people who received the booster compared to people who did not. The rate of severe infection 19 times lower.

the URL of the New England Journal of Medicine is https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2114255
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#1  https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=243599
Posted by: 746 || 09/16/2021 14:55 Comments || Top||

#2  https://noqreport.com/2021/09/10/fully-vaccinated-daily-wire-reporter-gets-covid-for-the-third-time/
Posted by: 746 || 09/16/2021 14:57 Comments || Top||


So is this shot gonna be like a Rabies shot and you have to get 7 of them?☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Very good, but for how long? Seems like doses one and two did much the same but faded in 6-9 months. So I guess we will need at least one booster shot per year, forever. Sad. But probably true.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 16:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Sure. That's why you'll need a 4th shot.
Posted by: Angstrom || 09/16/2021 17:24 Comments || Top||

#6  So in 9 months the expectation has gone from immunity to quarterly shots.

That isn't a pretty curve.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/16/2021 18:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Worst scientific community ever.
Posted by: Elmoter Whulet2311 || 09/16/2021 20:08 Comments || Top||

#8  How do you mean?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/16/2021 20:35 Comments || Top||

#9  By ten fold that drops two fold every month, because it is a goddamn virus. Booster every quarter at least.

And people will still get sick and they will blame the unvaccinated like usual.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/16/2021 22:11 Comments || Top||

#10  That is a social commentary.

Which I don't disagree.

A Science, or more specifically, Medical, commentary.

As a Science, Observational Evidence should welcomed, especially a Volunteer Control Group.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/16/2021 22:22 Comments || Top||

Clinical trial to test whether anti-parasite drug ivermectin is effective at treating Covid set to begin in Minnesota
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

Univ. Minnesota, is a odd pick since its not a major Medical Research Facility. Also why is the test being done using 5 odd drug combo's?

Is ☺ Pizzer ☺ sponsoring the Test?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 5:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Prediction: It doesn't actually treat COVID per se, it just knocks down 'quiet' co-morbidities to improve overall survival rate.
Correlation with no corespondence.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Is this a study that is designed to fail to send a message to those wish to have the freedom to make their own health choices?
Posted by: warthogswife || 09/16/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Sadly, we live in an environment where wasting money we are always told is scarce on such a "prove what the narrative demands" deal will g to funded.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#5  In the meantime, there's

Ivermectin for COVID-19: real-time meta analysis of 63 studies.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/16/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||

Is this the world's oldest work of art? Sequence of hand and footprints discovered on the Tibetan Plateau dates back up to 226,000 years ‐ and may be 'prehistoric graffiti' left by children
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

Since Uranium 23# dating is usually used for 10+ million old items I wonder how accurate it is for newer items

The 200k+ years is 2x's beyond C-14's limit.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 5:43 Comments || Top||

#2  But, was it ghey erotica? That's all that matters to the academic world.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:45 Comments || Top||

#3  If I recall correctly, they used to use potassium-argon testing for stuff older than C-14's range.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/16/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Once again absolute proof that the simple answer is outlawed in academia, after all they couldn't have been a couple of kids horsing around.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/16/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

#5  So what they think they've got is the world's oldest refrigerator door?
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#6  So what they think they've got is the world's oldest refrigerator door?

It sounds less glamorous when you put it like that, but yeah. Looks to me like kids playing in the mud. There are a number of paleo sites with the outlines of hands, symbols and drawings, but it all looks very deliberate.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/16/2021 13:29 Comments || Top||

SpaceX's first all-civilian crew TAKES OFF launching into space on a three-day mission to orbit the Earth in a capsule the size of a camper van
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Inspiration4 is designed primarily to raise awareness and support for the pediatric cancer center, which successfully treated Arceneaux for bone cancer when she was a child.

The mission aimed to raise $200 million for the hospital - Isaacman donated $100 million of his own money to the goal
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  As it is a fund raiser for St. Jude.
Here is the Link to donate
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 1:10 Comments || Top||

#3  SpaceX @SpaceX
Second phasing burn complete. Dragon and the @inspiration4x crew have reached a circular orbit of 585km – a new Dragon altitude record
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 1:52 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 1:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Good cause, good step forward for mankind. People whining the money "could have gone to homeless shelters and hate-crime awareness projects" can f*ck off.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Scott Manley@DJSnM

There's now a record number of humans in orbit - 14 in total - 7 on ISS, 3 on Tiangong and 4 on Inspiration4
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 5:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Jeff Bezos will soon put a stop to this!
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/16/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ If Bezos only knew!

Spam in a camper van, to coin a phrase.
Personally, I think this is cool. Say what you will about Elon Musk being a machine to hoover up government subsidies, but he is busy turning American into a space-faring nation. Something that might come in handy next time a big-ass space rock comes our way.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/16/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#10  Doctors and nurses in space is a good thing. Look up the tale (not sure if tall) about the first Skylab mission and a very bad cut.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
International Criminal Court approve a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity allegedly committed under the leadership of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

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