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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Kenyan mob LYNCH 'bloodthirsty vampire' child-killer after he escaped from prison
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Police in Kenya say angry locals killed a man, 20, accused of killing 10 children

  • Masten Milimo Wanjala was on the run after having escaped prison Wednesday

  • He had been due to appear in court yesterday but went missing during roll call

  • Three officers on duty at the time of his escape have now been arrested

  • The 20-year-old was arrested in Nairobi in July after two bodies were found

  • He confessed to killing the children, and eight others, in a five-year killing spree
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 07:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tribal justice. The range of sentences and punishment are somewhat limited.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Halloween 🎃 Costumes are already being shipped, reserve yours today !

Posted by: Jiggs Glavitch5923 || 10/17/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

Pandemonium as four are shot at high school football game in Alabama, sending players diving for cover on the field: Shooter remains at large
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Four were shot with one in critical condition after Friday night shooting in Mobile

  • Pandemonium broke out after the shots rang out shortly before 10pm

  • Shooting appears to stem from a dispute that took place just outside the stadium

  • Players dove for cover and spectators rushed for the exits in the chaos

  • It follows another shooting at the same stadium in August 2019

  • Two black male suspects fled the scene in a while sedan
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 07:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:

#1  arrest was made last night in Mobile

Jai Scott, 19, was charged.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/17/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#2  https://nypost.com/2021/10/17/alabama-high-school-football-shooting-suspect-jai-scott-charged-with-attempted-murder/
Posted by: warthogswife || 10/17/2021 12:44 Comments || Top||

#3  "My client was always in church...
Or at school hawking drugs and hot merch.
If he did do dat crime,
He could sure use the time
To continue his dreadlocks research."
Posted by: Enver Jump9501 || 10/17/2021 23:18 Comments || Top||

Jussie Smollett criminal trial to move forward after judge denies to dismiss case
[FOXNEWS] A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett
...Cable TV actor whose primary talents seemed to be being black and being homosexual. In a bid for national attention, he paid a pair of Nigerian brothers to rough him up a little so he could claim that two large, white, MAGA hat-wearing men had shouted This is MAGA country! while thumping him at 2:30am on a bitter cold night in Chicago and throwing bleach on him, presumably to lighten him up. The story quickly unraveled, and he became a laughingstock and the poster boy for pretend victimization and attention whoredom...
, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown 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...
in January 2019.

An attorney for the former "Empire" actor said Smollett's rights were being violated since he had already performed community service and given up a $10,000 bond under a previous deal with Cook County prosecutors to drop charges.

"A deal is a deal. That’s ancient principle," attorney Nenye Uche said.

But Judge James Linn noted that Smollett's case now was being led by a special prosecutor appointed by another judge, an arrangement that he would not upset.

A Cook County judge on Friday shot down former ’Empire’ star Jussie Smollett's effort have a criminal case against him dismissed. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported that two masked men attacked him in downtown Chicago in January 2019.

Linn said jury selection in Smollett's trial would start Nov. 29.

Smollett, a gay Black man, told police in 2019 that two masked men attacked him when he was in Chicago working on "Empire." But he was charged weeks later with filing a false police report, after Sherlocks concluded that he staged the attack and paid two brothers to carry it out because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career. That case, however, was dropped.

The case was revived when a special prosecutor charged Smollett with disorderly conduct over the police reports. The actor has pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
Although Uche tried to have the case dismissed, he said Smollett wants "nothing more than to go to a jury and clear his name."
Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under:

Not Double Jeopardy.
It is pretty clear the original agreement was reached based on the 2020 Socialcrat Election needs and agenda. A need and agenda that falsely portrayed "MAGA Voters" as Racists, and to influence and publicly stigmatize any Black Voters supporting Trump.

In short to influence voters using script written staged actions and lies.

Also since the Cook Co. DA "dropped" charges it was never officially addressed by the Courts. So YES the State AG can now charge and haul his lying Vaseline butt back into court.

Note: Sure JS can sue Cook Co. for his $$$$ back and the value of any community time served. He might even become a millionaire again, IF he wins.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  "Disorderly conduct"? Is that all? So he's facing another piddling fine at most?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Smollett, a gay Black man
So he has two of the most important get out of jail free tickets. All he has to do now is announce that he is a Muslim woman, and he will be completely untouchable.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/17/2021 10:41 Comments || Top||

Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police say
[FoxNews] A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said "should have done something."

Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officers were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the assault on the westbound train on the Market-Frankford Line.

An employee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was in the vicinity as the train went past called police to report that "something wasn’t right" with a woman aboard the train, Bernhardt said.

SEPTA police waiting at the next stop found the woman and arrested a man. The woman was taken to a hospital.

The entire episode was captured on surveillance video that showed other people on the train at the time, Bernhardt said.

"There was a lot of people, in my opinion, that should have intervened; somebody should have done something," Bernhardt said. "It speaks to where we are in society. I mean, who would allow something like that to take place? So it’s troubling."

Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and related counts, according to Delaware County court records. Bernhardt said both SEPTA and Upper Darby Police are familiar with Ngoy.

Related: The NY Post has a photo of the homeless Mr. Ngoy, whom it reports remains behind bars because he can’t make bail.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:

Just how morally sick is Philly?

Investigators said the assault went on for 8+ minutes, and no other riders tried to stop the attack or call the police.

Some may even have videoed the rape for themselves, police said.

Since the name NGOY is common to the African nation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A Question: Is he an Illegal, a green card asylum import, or a US Citizen?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Is he an Illegal, a green card asylum import, or a US Citizen?

He's an animal.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 7:36 Comments || Top||

^ I agree .
I would also add anyone that stood there, recorded the Rape and did not call 911. Should be charged as co-conspirators.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#4  The headline had me figuring "third world." I was right...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/17/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Superman Abandons Fight for ‘The American Way,' Now Stands for ‘A Better Tomorrow'
[Breitbart] One week after DC Comics’ decision to make the new Superman bisexual, the comic book publisher announced that after more than a half-century, The Man of Steel is no long fighting for “truth, justice, and the American way.” He’s now standing for “truth, justice, and a better tomorrow.”

“Superman’s new motto of ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow’ will better reflect the global storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor the character’s incredible legacy of over 80 years of building a better world,” said DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. “Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people from around the world, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement.”
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 09:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A place half the states are ready to seceed from...
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/17/2021 14:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I recall the line from the 1980s mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap" where, when confronted with the smaller venues the band is playing, the agent says,

"their appeal is becoming more selective"
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/17/2021 16:35 Comments || Top||

#3  How about this DC - quit killing trees for your greedy capitalistic behavior.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2021 16:38 Comments || Top||

#4  I hear Superman is going to announce he's been sleeping with a certain Transportation Secretary in the coming weeks.
Posted by: jpal || 10/17/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

#5  "A better tomorrow" will become "a buttered tamale"
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||

#6  The John Woo movie?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/17/2021 19:12 Comments || Top||

#7  One wonders how "The Multiverse" would have fared had they been "Progressive" a generation ago.

Looks to me DC and Marvel have basically said "F*** it. This cow has only a few squirts left in 'er anyway. Let's go for broke!"
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/17/2021 19:20 Comments || Top||

A Weed 'State of Emergency'
[PJMEDIA] Who knew that when the woke state of Oregon began turning out marijuana matriculators from its own Cannabis Institute, Pot U, years before weed was legal, people might get the notion that the state was sweet.Now, Jackson County officials have declared a state of emergency because nefarious pot farmers are behaving badly. They’ve asked Governor Kate "Defund Police" Brown for state help to fend off the bad actors.

Pot U, motto: Legum Servi Sumus ut Lubiri esse Possimus — ad Iudicium! ~ We are slaves to the law so that we may be free!) may not have fully communicated the message to the weed community that if farmers want to stay free they needed to get right with the taxman.

And how do Jackson County pot farmers cheat the taxman? By posing as hemp farmers and running off the revenuers at the point of a gun.

From KGW-TV:

The illegal marijuana farms are often posing as legal hemp farms, the commissioners noted. The Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission recently reported that nearly 50% of registered hemp farms inspected in the state are illegally growing marijuana, with a THC content — the compound that gives cannabis its high — greater than legal limits.

About 25% of registered hemp farms refused entry to inspectors, the state agencies said. In busts of illegal marijuana grows, sheriff’s deputies have often seized firearms.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Only politicians could come up with the idea that they could tax all the profits out of a black-market item and everyone would just go along.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/17/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#2  "Help Help! They're getting stoned and not paying taxes on it!
(Hey you boy! You a revenuer? Cocks gun)
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/17/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Terrifying moment stuntman was almost killed during America's Got Talent rehearsal: Two cars are seen slamming into the daredevil while he is suspended in midair before he fell 40 feet and landed on his head
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Jonathan Goodwin was performing a stunt on America's Got Talent: Extreme

  • He was being suspended between two elevated cars between which he was supposed to fall when they crashed together with him caught in the middle

  • Crew members on set reportedly thought Goodwin had been killed as a result of the fiery mishap, though he was responsive when rushed to the hospital

  • The stuntman competed on season 15 of America's Got Talent last year
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 07:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Upfront, yes I watch _____ Got Talent covering several different countries. Yes some acts are 7+/10.

But some like this one, are extremely limited to only certain ventures.

But now consider the $$$$ (what $15 to $20k+?) involved in setting up this 1 performance per event venture type act.

I see this type act only suitable for a few non-professional Motor sports events and most likely Demolition Type Derbies. Events less likely to afford the costs and still turn a profit.

So I'll ask the question:
Where did the $$$$$ come from to stage this?
Was it a AGT paid and staged ratings act gone bad?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 9:06 Comments || Top||

Train Wreck
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Heart-stopping moment Amtrak train slams into semi-truck car hauler at Oklahoma railroad crossing - sending cars flying and leaving five people injured

  • On Friday Amtrak Train 822 was passing by Thackerville when it slammed into a car hauler tractor trailer that got stuck on the track

  • Officials said the tracks the tractor trailer got stuck on were built up higher at that crossing and the weight of all the cars on the trailer held the vehicle down

  • Footage captured the Amtrak train honking it's horns before it slams at full speed into the truck sending cars and debris flying into the air

  • Miraculously, the driver of the tractor trailer and his dog were not injured, just 'shaken up' following the collision

  • According to the Love County Fire Department, five passengers from the train were treated at local hospitals for non-critical injuries
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 07:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We had this also happen in Locust Grove GA. in 2017.

From what I see as a common issue is the RR XX being totally unsuitable for Semi's with trailers. Such crossing should be closed, or at the least repaired and properly angled ramps put in place?.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 9:25 Comments || Top||

#2  The problem here is that the crossing and immediate entry area are property and responsibility of the railroad, while the road approach is maintained by the local street authority. That's why you have all of these 'hump backed' railroad crossings.
Meanwhile, trailer manufacturers have lowered the bed of most trailers to lower the center of gravity, increase the payload, and increase aerodynamics. It's always somebody else's problem.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/17/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#3  I would add the problem goes back at least 50 years.

Posted by: Bobby || 10/17/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm sorry. I just had click the link and watch the Train Wreck.

Took a break from watching the Biden Train Wreck...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/17/2021 11:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Thought this was going to about a different ongoing trainwreck.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/17/2021 18:26 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
'This is the last time you'll hear me in a patrol car and Jay Inslee can kiss my a**': Washington State trooper of 22 years slams governor's vaccine mandate as he signs off for the final time after being fired because he didn't get a COVID shot
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 06:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  I see a 100's of MILLION $$ lawsuits headed Washington States way....
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 9:27 Comments || Top||

One deputy is shot dead and another two are injured in 'ambush attack' by man with AR-15-style rifle outside Houston bar: Manhunt is launched for gunman who fled scene
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 06:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As the old saying goes....

"Nothing much good happens at 2:15am."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||

All that is being told about the suspect is:
"Police are looking for a Hispanic man wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans,and believed to be in his early 20s."

I'll say it... if the suspect was Black would we get that much?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Shot at the "45 Norte Sports Bar" on I45 North.
What stands out in that phrase?
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/17/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

Vaccine showdown in the Windy City: Nearly 50% of Chicago's 13,000-strong police force could be put on unpaid LEAVE for ignoring Mayor Lori Lightfoot's mandate: Leaving metropolis at mercy of criminals
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 06:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Leaving metropolis at mercy of criminals

...and it hasn't for generations?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

WARNING To All Liberal City/County Liability Insurers.

Start issuing policy cancellation notices. Or go broke.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Let the diversity flow forth in all it's majesty.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/17/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#4  What will happen once they loot whats left inside the city limits?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/17/2021 14:16 Comments || Top||

#5  ...Escape from Chicago? very high walls and a kill zone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2021 16:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Chicago: Pre-Batman Gotham City.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/17/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Walz's office responds to request for National Guard, State Patrol in Minneapolis
[KSTP] A group of Minneapolis neighbors is calling Gov. Tim Walz’s response to a request for help "insufficient."

More than two dozen people who live on the north side sent a letter to the governor in September asking him to send the National Guard and State Patrol to the city to assist Minneapolis Police amid ongoing violence.

On Thursday, the Public Engagement Department responded with a letter of its own.

"My gut response is it was exactly what I thought," said Becka Thompson, who’s lived in the Victory neighborhood for 11 years. "It was a lot of ’we’ve done this, we’ve done that,’ but at the end of the day, ’we’re not going to do anything.’"

Tyler Balbuena, who received the letter on behalf of the neighborhood group, echoed those frustrations.

"Nothing in this letter commits to sending additional resources to Minneapolis to aid us. To me it seems the Governor is telling us we are still on our own," Balbuena said through email. "Several of my neighbors are pursuing carry permits since the city and state have failed in their duty to provide for public safety. I expect that trend to continue the longer we are left to fend for ourselves. I can't imagine this level of homicide and violent mostly peaceful crime would be allowed to continue anywhere else in the state."

The letter from the Governor’s Office is dated Oct. 14, 2021. It says, in part, "Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan are committed to ensuring that every Minnesotan lives in a safe and supportive community. The challenges the City of Minneapolis faces in public safety are troubling and a manifestation of a nationwide rise in violent mostly peaceful crime during the pandemic."

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Imagine being a Guardsman trying not to be the next Chauvin.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/17/2021 4:55 Comments || Top||


Seeing that a well organized criminal element has exceed their law enforcement and governments ability contain or wish to contain. The US Residents there now have a clear legal right to form and properly arm a Citizens Self Defense Militia. This according to the US Constitution.

A Citizens Militia to clearly necessary for the personal safety and security of their community from those seeking to cause them harm..,

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 6:09 Comments || Top||

#3  They voted for the party of decivilization. Enjoy it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Several of my neighbors are pursuing carry permits since the city and state have failed in their duty to provide for public safety. I expect that trend to continue the longer we are left to fend for ourselves.

Coming to your town soon. Perfectly understandable given the current anarchy in the USSA
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ If you are new here, we enjoy your comments and posts Merrick. If you are old here, we also enjoy your comments and posts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Thank you Mr Besoeker. Enjoy yours as well.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Walz, our nursing home killings make asshat Timmy the most prolific murderer in Minnesota's history.

He deserted his fellow Guard members to avoid deployment and still uses a rank of Sergeant that was removed.

liar killer and deserter. The rank and file here hate his guts.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/17/2021 19:49 Comments || Top||

Queen advised to drop her daily cocktail; family friend says 95-year-old does not appreciate it
My advice to Her Majesty would be to fire any physician younger than she is who suggests such a horrible thing. If she takes their advice, she's be dead within five years, and unhappy(er) the whole time.
[MSN] Queen Elizabeth II, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, is a picture of good health even at 95 years of age. One of the reasons the monarch has aged so gracefully is that she follows the advice of her nutritionists and doctors, but she wasn't very happy when she was recently asked to drop her daily cocktail.

According to a report in Vanity Fair, the British monarch has been told by her doctors to give up her evening drink which is usually a martini. A family friend told the outlet that skipping the martini is "not really a big deal" for the nonagenarian as she is not a "big drinker," "but it seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she's having to give up one of very few pleasures."

As per various reports, the queen enjoys a gin cocktail in the morning, followed by a glass of wine or champagne with lunch, and another glass of champagne plus a dry martini in the evening. Her late cousin Margaret Rhodes said that the head of state has been known to drink a glass of champagne before bed as well. Meanwhile,
...back at the cheese factory, all the pieces finally fell together in Fluffy's mind...
her former chef Darren McGrady had to clarify that the monarch never has four drinks a day as claimed, and the few times she has a drink with dinner, it's a glass of her favourite German sweet wine.

some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the monarch will reportedly only have water and soft drinks from now on. A second source confirmed, "The alcohol has gone, her doctors want to make sure she is as fit and healthy as possible."

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With all the drama queens in that family she deserves a buzz.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/17/2021 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  May We Respectfully Suggest, Your Majesty Go 420, for the Balance of Your Longevity.

Your Example would do Wonders For The Commonwealth.

Posted by: Bertie Ulomomp7161 || 10/17/2021 1:16 Comments || Top||

Those that try to force or manipulate our lives to extend our lives. Are many times just stealing what little joy we have left in it, for their personal emotional wants, needs or agendas.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/17/2021 6:15 Comments || Top||

#4  95? She has already beaten the odds.

Of course this could be a plea by those knowing who follows her to the throne.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2021 7:27 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Yes, polo and skydiving should also be avoided.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#6  how did such a grand lady have such awful children?
Posted by: irish rage boy || 10/17/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Blame the times.

Liz's dad rose to the occasion and served his country as king; Liz herself learned a useful skill and served honorably in the war.

Her kids grew up in the Britain of the mod generation and the Swinging Sixties. The country went to seed and so did their royals.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||

#8  If I were age, I would be knocking them back.
Things around her have been crap lately, and it's just going to get worse when she's gone. (Charlie)
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/17/2021 11:20 Comments || Top||

#9  What the hell is wrong with the world when a 95 year old woman can't have a friggen drink?
Posted by: Angstrom || 10/17/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#10  #7 the Royal family has had a lot of bounders, rakes, and cads. Victoria, Liz's dad, and herself have been the exception in the blood line. Fortunately for the English, the ladies seem to have a long life and reign.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2021 16:46 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Up to 17 American missionaries and their families are kidnapped from bus by gang members as they leave an orphanage in Haiti
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A group of Christian missionaries and their family members were kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang on Saturday in La Trembley area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • Officials say the group — which includes 16 Americans, a Canadian and several children — were kidnapped while leaving an orphanage in Croix des Bouquets

  • The missionaries were abducted from a bus headed to the airport near Carrefour Boen and La Tremblay 17 on the road to Ganthier

  • One of the abductees sent a voice message via WhatsApp saying: 'Please pray for us!! We are being held hostage. We don't know where they are taking us'

  • The US government is aware of the kidnapping reports and officials at the American embassy are reportedly 'working to see what can be done'

  • 400 Mawozo also kidnapped another group of Christian worshippers who were travelling to Ganthier in April, keeping them hostage for almost three weeks

  • A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas

  • Violence spiraled after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 07:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under:

My opinion on this matter really is bland,
but I would be interested in other opinions
on the missionaries' position.

Posted by: Jiggs Glavitch5923 || 10/17/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Why are Christian missionaries going to a Catholic country?
Oh wait ... got it.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Do gooders got done bad, that's all. It's the way live rolls. I hope the kidnappers lose money on the deal so they'll stop it.
Posted by: jpal || 10/17/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

Boeing nears 60 freighter orders with 777F deals in September
[Flight Global] Boeing has taken freighter orders this year to 59 with an agreement for six more 777Fs in September, and disclosed a repeat order for 737 Max jets from investment firm 777 Partners.

The six additional freighters include one for FedEx and five for unidentified customers.

They bring the total number of 777Fs ordered this year to 36, alongside orders for another 23 freighters — comprising 19 767-300Fs and four 747-8Fs.

Boeing says September generated 22 net orders, the eighth month in succession for which net orders have been positive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2021 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Appears Boeing is on the mend, and then some.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Related: 3 years ago you could not give freighters away, now in addition to this report comes word that Amazon is buying ‘several’ retired planes for conversion to freighters. Both Boeing and Airbus twinjets. Look for pax-to-freight conversion market to explode and all viable parked twins to be scooped up.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/17/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  These are currently the only international freighters that can move, so it kinda follows.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/17/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  But is $BA fixing the management & cultural rot that caused the company to swoon and the stock to fall? Would love to but the stock but only if there's real evidence of management change.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#5  *buy $BA stock.
Seems very cheap and potentially a great turnaround play
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 11:06 Comments || Top||

#6  ^^^ It isn't cheap, and it is way overvalued.
Posted by: Elmomotle Munster7248 || 10/17/2021 17:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Got it - thx
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 18:53 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
DHS seeks to track biometric data of workers in order to improve their ‘health and wellness'
[JustTheNews] Department will seek to monitor vital signs, “psychosocial information."

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking proposals for a new system that will allow it to track the biometric data of its workers in order to monitor their physical and mental well-being.

DHS said in a call for proposals this week that it is looking to “find innovative technological solutions that will improve the overall health and wellness of those consistently placed in high-stress and dangerous conditions” under DHS employment.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 10:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "FOAD No"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/17/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#2  So predictable. Here comes Social Credit, American-style.

Know your place, peasants! Big Brother Sibling-Person is watching house
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/17/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

#3  My health and wellness is taking pretty good care of itself, thank you very much.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/17/2021 18:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Aimed at their own workers, it’s a step up from the FitBits Toyota gave to trailing daughter #2 and Mr. Daughter2 a few years ago with financial rewards for walking X steps/week or month, the data from the thing being automatically shared in both directions. It worked wonderfully for about the first six months, until it occurred to some extra competitive employees that the thing would count arm waves as if they were real steps, making achieving payoff goals that much faster and easier.

The Big Brother aspect of the thing didn’t trouble them at all in the beginning. Nor later, when they were functionally lying to her employer. The possibility of which no doubt has not occurred to the hip executives considering this thing at Homeland.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2021 19:05 Comments || Top||

#5  And if Groper Joe can mandate we take an experimental vaccine what's to stop him from mandating all US workers have this?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/17/2021 20:10 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 And if Groper Joe can mandate we take an experimental vaccine what's to stop him from mandating all US workers have this?

Civil War 2.0? It's not like he has widespread approval
Posted by: Frank G || 10/17/2021 21:03 Comments || Top||

#7  what's to stop him from mandating all US workers have this?

There’s already a silicon chip shortage... Also, it’s a wearable — how to make all 350million of us wear such a thing all the time? Making 240,000 Homeland employees wear the thing at work is one thing, but even enforcing them wearing it evenings and weekends would be a stretch.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2021 21:58 Comments || Top||

China reportedly tested nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August
[NYPost] China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, The Financial Times reported.

The test shows China has advanced space capability that “caught US intelligence by surprise,” the outlet reported.

Citing five people “familiar with the test,” the report said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle, which flew through low-orbit space before cruising toward its target.

It missed the target by about two-dozen miles, but shows China’s “astounding progress” on hypersonic weapons, the report said.

The U.S., Russia and China have all been working on hypersonic weapons. Russia tested one such missile in July. The US plans to outfit all of the Navy’s destroyers with these missiles, which can travel five times faster than the speed of sound. That makes them slower than some existing ballistic missiles, but unlike the older technology, hypersonic missiles can be controlled after launch, making it easier to evade defense systems.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 08:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Did they etch a Nike "Swoosh" onto the fuselage?
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/17/2021 19:14 Comments || Top||

‘Havana syndrome' attacks reveal US adversaries may have dangerous intel
[Jpost] The incidents began in Cuba in 2016 but have also been identified in Germany, Austria, Russia and China, according to reports.

EARLIER THIS year it was reported that the US State Department would gather more information on the health of diplomats after complaints they were not taking this seriously. According to The Independent, “US diplomats who have suffered from the mysterious “Havana Syndrome” tore into Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a recent meeting, arguing that the government hasn’t done enough to help victims and has brushed off their concerns as vague unexplained health incidents (UHIs).”

There is some dispute within the US government and between recent administrations about what is happening. Some 200 diplomats and intelligence members have been affected. Although details are classified, there is a question over whether these are random "incidents" or targeted attacks. According to a New York Times report, more than half the victims of the syndrome are CIA officers. That report on October 1 said there are 100 CIA officer victims. According to another Times report, the CIA even recalled its Vienna station chief over the handling of the incidents. US lawmakers have backed changes to address the syndrome's victims, and the CIA is trying to increase attempts to confront the incidents.
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Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 07:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Havana Syndrome Hysteria and the Great Wild Goose Chase
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/17/2021 19:23 Comments || Top||

NASA's $981M Lucy mission launches from Florida and will swing past eight different asteroids during its 12-year journey through the solar system
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 06:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:

#1  thx skid
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/17/2021 19:43 Comments || Top||

El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanoes
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under:

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