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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Portland Breaks Annual Homicide Record with More than Two Months Left in 2021
[Breitbart] As of October 19, 2021, Portland, Oregon, has surpassed the record number of homicides for a given year with 67 homicides year-to-date.

Fox News reports that Portland’s record number of homicides for one year was 66, set in 1987, but the city has seen 67 for 2021.

The Associated Press notes that there have been “about 1,000 shootings” in Portland and “firearms have accounted for three-quarters of homicides.”

While many of the shootings can allegedly be traced to “gangs, fights and retaliation killings,” the violence is so widespread that innocent bystanders are endangered.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 09:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good on them for getting what they voted for.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/20/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Congrats Portland! You are really going for broke to be the most collapsed western civ city!
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/20/2021 12:59 Comments || Top||


Man accused of raping woman on Philadelphia SEPTA train as passengers 'filmed it' is an illegal Congolese immigrant with sex abuse and drugs rap sheet who should have been deported in 2015
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Alleged rapist Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been present in the US illegally since 2015

  • He overstayed student visa and was not deported after criminal convictions
    ...that last a political decision...
  • Ngoy was arrested and charged with raping a woman in public in Philadelphia

  • Police say bystanders did nothing but pull out their phones and film the attack

  • Finally an off-duty transit worker intervened and called for police help

  • Ngoy claimed he knew the woman and sex was consensual, which she denied

  • 'I have no words for it,' said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt, who called passenger's lack of action 'disturbing'

  • The victim was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries she suffered
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 08:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The City of Brothers on Drugs™
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/20/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#2  One of Nancy's 'divine spark' kids?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/20/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm guessing folks were filming as a means to prove a claim of self defense in case the Person of Higher Political Rank turned his attention on them.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/20/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#4 
So he was able to hide in a Liberal controlled Socialist leaning Democrat controlled city for over 5 years.

Despite having a existing multiple arrest RAP Sheet and he was never turned over to ICE?

Why not?

Now stop and wonder what The Biden Coup Group has open the doors for, and even hand delivered to straight to Major US cities in the dead of night.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/20/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Diversity is Our Strength
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/20/2021 20:43 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Elections Have Consequences: Cop resigns over vaccine mandate, Bongino threatens same, some employers accept proof of natural immunity
[InfoWars] Video has emerged of another veteran police officer signing off after being forced to resign for refusing to go along with Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.

The footage shows a Washington State Patrol officer of 17 years, referred to only as officer “110”, wiping away tears as he radios in a final goodbye.

The Seargent boldly states “Due to my personal choice to take a moral stand for medical freedom and personal choice, I will be signing out of service for the last time today.”

In a touching aside, the dispatcher on the other end of the radio replies “I’m honored to have been your dispatcher, but mostly proud to be your wife.”



Dan Bongino Stands Up to Vaccine Mandates, Gives Ultimatum to His Radio Network

[Townhall] Thousands of people in industries across the country are losing their jobs over vaccine mandates. In some cases, employee protests have paid off and employers have relented, giving testing options rather than following through on draconian ‘no jab, no job’ policies. Now, Dan Bongino is taking a stand at Cumulus Media.

In late May, the massively influential radio network Westwood One debuted a new daily talk show from Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent and New York City cop who gained stature in conservative media during the presidency of Donald Trump. The show occupies the noon-3 p.m. time slot once dominated by Rush Limbaugh, setting Bongino up as one of the key challengers for his audience.

Within two months, the show had reached distribution on more than 300 stations, which the company described as “impressive growth.”

Now, Bongino is threatening to walk away completely. He has taken issue with a vaccination mandate imposed in August by Westwood One’s owner, Cumulus Media. (WaPo)

The company gave employees until Sept. 27 to be fully vaccinated and a number of radio hosts at the have been fired or quit for not wanting to get the jab for personal or medical reasons. Bongino, who is fully vaccinated, is taking a stand in solidarity with them.

“I’m not really happy with the company I work with right here,” Bongino said on his program Monday. “I believe these vaccine mandates are unethical. I believe they’re immoral. I believe they don’t take into account the science of natural immunity due to a prior infection. I believe they’re broad-based and don’t take into account an individual circumstances of why they may or may not want to take a vaccine. And they’re antithetical to everything I believe in.”

Bongino promised to not let the issue go.

"Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me — if they want to continue this partnership or they don’t. But I’m talking to you on their airwaves," he continued. "They don’t have to let that happen. And I wouldn’t mind if they didn’t. Because it’s really unfortunate that people with a lower profile than me, who don’t have 300-plus stations, have been summarily either shown the door or been put in really untenable circumstances because they simply want to make a medical decision by themselves.”

He then gave the company an ultimatum.

“You can have me, or you can have a vaccine mandate, but you can’t have both,” Bongino said. “I grew up without a lot of money. … I’m not leaving those guys behind.”

Related: Follow the Science! Hospitals Accept Natural Immunity as Reason for Staff to Defer Mandated Vaccine
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 10/20/2021 07:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hope cop finds a better job in the suburbs.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 10/20/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#2  The irony of those who insist everyone comply with their demands refusing to comply themselves
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 10/20/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Keyboard Warrior Decides To Talk To People The Same Way He Does Online — Instantly Regrets It
[USASUPREME] A confrontation inside an Wawa store in Philadelphia sent one man to the hospital and police looking for the man who they say knocked him out. Authorities say the suspect went too far even do the victim will also face the law as he possess a fake gun.

According to the person who sent us the clip, this took place at the store in Holmesburg.

The sender sent us the following details:

"Guy comes into Wawa pointing a gun at an employee saying he isn’t afraid to die today. Security guard was able to get the gun away, kicked it away from him, looked like a fake gun. He was bleeding in his mouth spitting on people and food still running his mouth........."Unlike you I got a fucking brain Bitch"......"Say that again, what you say?" Night night Cops came in right after locked shit talker/fake gun guy up. All I wanted was a hoagie and a damn drink haha"

He also notfied us that the man who knocked him out also knew the crazy man with the fake gun from social networks where he allegedly received threats from the "keyboard warrior"

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

One down, millions to go...

Police looking to congratulate him? ☺☺☺☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/20/2021 6:43 Comments || Top||

#2  HAHAHA...want some chips with that knuckle sandwich?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#3  He identified as a tough-ass robber. The Po Po dissed him. Dat's rayciss...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/20/2021 8:59 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Record Cold And Snow Expected In Northern Hemisphere [FWM]
[Free West Media] (Worst Winter in America Since 1922 ? ***)
Meteorologists are warning of an extremely cold and snowy winter. The amount of snow in the northern hemisphere is already hundreds of gigatons larger than normal for the season and the South Pole has measured the coldest winter ever since measurements began there. This is astonishing climate news that the system media has chosen to completely ignore.
good thing now that heating oil, natural gas, and fuel are near all-time highs. Let's go Brandon!
There are increasing indications that earthlings are facing a colder climate. The global average temperature has fallen over the past five years and the trend for precipitation in the form of snow is rising. The energy crisis that has hit Europe and large parts of the world hard, risks being seriously exacerbated with an unusually cold winter.

Phobos, one of Russia’s leading meteorological institutes, on October 4, warned that extreme weather with cold and large amounts of snow will hit the northern hemisphere this winter. Meteorologists predict severe weather conditions in Russia, especially in early January. Several places are said to be at risk of being hit very hard and the capital Moscow has been singled out. Significantly larger amounts of snow are expected there than normal and even worse, the Russian meteorologists believe that it will be in Siberia, where their forecast indicates twice as much snow against already large amounts of normal. It bodes ill, as transcontinental Russia last year witnessed its coldest winter and spring ever.

Several of Europe’s ski resorts in the Alps have already reported decimeter-deep snow. Stelvio is one of eight glacier areas in Austria, Italy and Switzerland that have already opened their slopes for the ski season and four others will open the weekend of October 9-10, along with the first two in Finland, Levi and Ruka.

Snow in the Alps and at high altitudes is not in itself strange at this time, but what differs is that the snow line is already below 1000 meters and that the snowfall this year follows a pattern that is recognizable from the beginning of historically very cold winters in Europe. For example, the Balkans already have minus degrees at night and the temperatures there are not less than 16 degrees Celsius below the normal temperature, which is extremely high in these contexts.

There has been a clear trend that foreshadowed the cooler climate that is now beginning to make itself felt in earnest.

INCREASINGLY COLD CLIMATE OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS
Even now, the total snow mass in the northern hemisphere is well above normal. According to data from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, this is a total of almost 200 gigatons above the average for the years 1982-2012 (GlobSnow SWE v1.3), mountain regions not included. Others estimate the snow surplus at 250 gigatons. Earlier this year, during February-March, the total snow mass of 400-500 gigatons was above the same average, which is far above the normal (min-max) range.

No system media in any country mentioned this historical and sensational fact in a single headline. In addition, the global average temperature has fallen since 2016.

*** Winter of 1922
Posted by: Whatch Snineque4841 || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No system media in any country mentioned this historical and sensational fact in a single headline. Hat Tip to Free West Media

BUT.....You Know Who Does....Yes, THE DAILY MAIL !!!
Where America Gets It's News 📰 < Bravo -> Finally

'Double-dip La Niña' is HERE: Weather system has returned for a second consecutive year and could bring up to 32 inches of snow to NYC this winter and worsen California droughts

Posted by: Ebbusoth Ulinter1576 || 10/20/2021 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Actually, when Antarctica is very cold, the northern hemisphere is usually in a warm phase. So, watch out, it may get worse.
Posted by: KBK || 10/20/2021 0:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Are we back to the 1970 Kenneth Watt FAILED Global Ice Age prediction to have happened by 2000?

Will we hear Prince Charles again say "We only have 96 months to save the world.." Btw: that deadline passed in 2017 and I am still here.

Will the politically controlled but now wealthy, Climate Doom Sayers just start recycling Failed predictions?

Or maybe they'll go deep and predict massive 100+ sq mile sink holes in the Gulf of Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Alaska and etc.. All Caused by drilling for oil, pumping it out and creating massive hollow caverns. note: I copyrighted a story "Good Until The Last Drop" using that this story line theme back in 2005.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/20/2021 6:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Several of Europe’s ski resorts in the Alps have already reported decimeter-deep snow.

I think that's about 4 inches.
Decimeter sounds better though.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Decimeter sounds better though.

It does. Hey baby, how would you like to go out with a guy who is a decimeter long? :D
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/20/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#6  ... worsen California droughts...

In a few days California is due to get one of the strongest and wettest storms ever to hit in October.

Up to 10" of precip over a 4 day period
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/20/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#7  The only thing known on today's earth to shut down the Swamp. Pray for long and deep one.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/20/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#8  A good test will be if Officer Winter quiets down Chiraq and Bawlmr...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/20/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ It didn't stop those two MAGA-wearing white supremacists from assaulting poor Jussie Smollett at 2AM in the dead of winter

/s
Posted by: Frank G || 10/20/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||


#11  1 Decimeter is about 1.33 Baseballs.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/20/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#12 
1 Decimeter is about 1.33 Baseballs

1 December is about 1.33 Frozenballs

There fixed it for you, no charge.
/sarc
Posted by: Spineper Hupomoter4214 || 10/20/2021 13:57 Comments || Top||


Demography Is Destiny: The Future Will Be African [FWM]
Yeah, yeah. If the actual birth rate in Africa is half as much as claimed, I’d be shocked.
[Free West Media] Published July 2021 (You may have missed this Article)

Our future will be African. By 2100, one in three people on the planet will be African according to all demographic forecasts. Relative to other continents, this growth in Africa is unprecedented in human history.

Because one in three people will come from sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria’s population will exceed that of China or India. Within less than three decades, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will have 200 million inhabitants and Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast will have 10 million people.

In the Sahel the overall population of at least four countries will triple, according to Gilles Pison, professor at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris (MNHN — Sorbonne Universités) and associate researcher at INED.

The African population, estimated at 140 million in 1900, reached one billion inhabitants in 2010. It will number 2,5 billion in 2050 and more than 4 billion in 2100, according to United Nations projections. One in 6 people today lives in Africa. In 2050, it will be 1 in 4, and more than 1 in 3 by 2100, according to these same projections.

This rapid increase is because of the excess of births over deaths, with four times more births than deaths. Although the mortality on the continent may be the highest in the world, and fertility has also declined, African women were still giving birth to an average of 4,5 children each in 2017, compared to more than 6,5 forty years ago.

By comparison, only 2,1 children were born per woman in Asia in 2017, 2,0 in Latin America, 1,9 in North America. and 1,6 in Europe. So even if fertility continues to decline, as the average United Nations scenario assumes, this will not immediately result in a significant decrease in the growth rate.

Assuming that African fertility suddenly falls to 1,6 children per woman as in Europe or China — a highly improbable scenario — the population would however continue to increase for a few more decades to reach nearly 1,6 billion in 2050. Africa’s population includes many young adults of childbearing age, and therefore the result would still be a high number of births.

The evolution of fertility: several recent surprises

More
Posted by: Whatch Snineque4841 || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If you pay any attention to who is appearing in television commercials (Woke primer or target audience driven possibly), you might think we were living in Nigeria, Malawi or Chad.

Strangely however, they communicate like engineering or med school grads from Montana, live in nice suburban homes with pastel interior decorating, and dress in Orvis clothing. Damndest thing I've ever seen.

You really have to ask yourself, 'what is wrong with this picture?'

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/20/2021 6:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, Chicago, Baltimore and Portland do look like parts of the Congo these days...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/20/2021 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  They'll be eating each other...in a bad way.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, Chicago, Baltimore and Portland do look like parts of the Congo these days...

Philadelphia should receive honorable mention.

Because one in three people will come from sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria’s population will exceed that of China or India. Within less than three decades, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will have 200 million inhabitants and Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast will have 10 million people.

Must be because of all those farms.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/20/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#5  So as with the KKK one drop of blood you are black. What about mixed bloods of other races. When it is to their advantage they will play the Pocahontas game.
Posted by: Dale || 10/20/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

#6  AFRICA FOR AFRICANS !!! including 'african-americans.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 10/20/2021 15:46 Comments || Top||

#7  or Rachel Dolezal and Talcum X
Posted by: Frank G || 10/20/2021 16:44 Comments || Top||


China and Russia's show of strength: Two countries sail warships through Japan strait while Russia stages wargames off Ukraine as Britain, US and Australia hold rival naval exercises in Bay of Bengal
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • More than 40 Russian vessels and 30-plus military planes and 20 helicopters took part in exercises in Crimea

  • Meanwhile a Russian and Chinese fleet sailed through narrow strait between mainland Japan and Hokkaido

  • Comes amid soaring tensions after China tested a new hypersonic nuclear-capable missile earlier this week

  • Counterbalancing the threat posed by China is the new Aukus alliance forged by the US, UK and Australia

  • Warships from those countries were this week sailing through the Bay of Bengal

  • Led by the Royal Navy's new carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, they are returning from the South China Sea


Moment Russian Su-30 fighter jets buzz US B-1B bombers and refuelling planes in tense encounter over the Black Sea
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Two Russian Su-30 fighter jets escorted American aircraft over the Black Sea

  • Russian defence ministry claimed two US B-1B bombers and two KC-135 tanker planes were redirected to 'prevent a breach of the state border'

  • Tens of thousands of Russian army reservists have been put through retraining

  • Comes as part of Vladimir Putin's authorised £10billion military spending boost
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Caribbean-Latin America
China's take-over in America's back yard: How Beijing has spent $140BILLION on ports, roads, and power plants in Latin America and the Caribbean as Cuba signs a new energy deal while US influence fades
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 08:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  When China collapses will they be able to take that Latin American infrastructure with them?
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/20/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#2  We spent far more than that and they despise us. I'm getting the idea that foreign aid is a horrid idea and we should put a complete stop to it.
Posted by: Omomolet Phutch9064 || 10/20/2021 13:42 Comments || Top||

#3  ^^^^ I Agree with the above comment #2 with one caveat;
We do an invasion, sort of a reverse 🔀 of what is happening on our Southern border, take over their country, make it one of our commonwealth states, tax the sh-t out of them to pay for all the cr-p we have put up with since Jimmy Carter.

And Collect Building Permit fees from the Chinese; We will Fine them if their construction is not up to International Building Code & Standards. Further, we will repatriate workers to their native point of origin giving them the jobs the Chinese workers are being used in at a given geographic area.

Sounds great right ....(no ? drink 3 beers and look at this again, when you finish your six pack of beer)
Posted by: Spineper Hupomoter4214 || 10/20/2021 14:33 Comments || Top||

#4  foreign aid is a horrid idea and we should put a complete stop to it

Yes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 15:51 Comments || Top||


Haiti gang seeks $17M for kidnapped US missionaries
[APNEWS] A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U,S.-based missionary group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti’s justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

Justice Minister Liszt Quitel said the gang was demanding $1 million per person. Quitel did not immediately return messages for comment, but he also confirmed the figure to the New York Times

... which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

. The Journal said he identified the ages of the kidnapped children as 8 months and 3, 6, 14 and 15 years.

A wave of kidnappings prompted a protest strike that shuttered businesses, schools and public transportation in a new blow to Haiti’s anemic economy, and unions and other groups vowed to continue the shutdown Tuesday.

FBI
...Formerly one of the world's premier criminal investigation organizations, something for a nation to be proud of. Now it's a political arm of the Deep State oligarchy that is willing to trump up charges, suppress evidence, or take out insurance policies come election time...
agents and other U.S. officials are helping Haitian authorities hunt for the 12 adults and five children linked to the Christian Aid Ministries in Ohio who were kidnapped Saturday during a trip to visit an orphanage.


It is the largest reported kidnapping of its kind in recent years, with Haitian gangs growing more brazen and abductions spiking as the country tries to recover from the July 7 liquidation of President Jovenel Moïse and a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck southern Haiti on Aug. 14 and killed more than 2,200 people.

"We are calling on authorities to take action," said Jean-Louis Abaki, a moto taxi driver who joined the strike Monday to decry killings and kidnappings in the hemisphere’s poorest nation.

With the usually chaotic streets of Haiti’s capital quiet and largely empty Monday, Abaki said that if Prime Minister Ariel Henry and National Police Chief Léon Charles want to stay in power, "they have to give the population a chance at security."
Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under:


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Belarusian citizen reporting on torture in Russian prisons seeks asylum in France
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Rusvesna] Belarusian Sergei Savelyev, who allegedly submitted videos of torture in Russian prisons for publication on the Internet, asked for political asylum in France, AFP claims after a conversation with Savelyev.

Earlier, a video about sexual assault and torture of convicts appeared on YouTube.

The Telegram channel Gulagu.net explained that these footage recorded at least four episodes of violence and torture, torture and humiliation of prisoners, which, according to the report, took place in the Regional Tuberculosis Hospital (OTB) No. 1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Saratov region.

The UK opened a number of cases on sexual violence and abuse of power.

Agence France-Presse does not provide evidence that Saveliev specifically collected and transferred these frames for publication, referring only to his words. The agency uses the general wording "the man who leaked the video" in relation to him.

The former prisoner, a 31-year-old Belarusian, quotes from a conversation with which are quoted by "France-Presse", arrived in France through Turkey and Tunisia, since Friday he has been at the Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in the waiting area for asylum seekers.

According to the agency, Savelyev was serving a sentence in a Saratov colony in a drug trafficking case. The agency writes that Saveliev, under the guise of servicing computers, quietly downloaded video files from prisons throughout Russia.

Savelyev said that shortly before his release in February 2021, he managed to hide the media on which the data was registered near the release from prison.

Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation said that the department had begun checking in the institutions of the penitentiary system of the Saratov region for the observance of the rights of convicts.

The Federal Penitentiary Service announced the dismissal of the head of OTB No. 1, three more employees of the regional department of the department, and also sent documents for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Saratov Region, Colonel of the Internal Service Alexei Fedotov.

The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin knows about the video of the rape of a prisoner in the Saratov region, the FSIN is dealing with this, if the authenticity of the materials is confirmed, this will become a pretext for a serious investigation.
Posted by: badanov || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under:


Ukrainian brigade commander bought investigator silence
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[NewsFront] Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine help the Ukrainian Armed Forces to cover up crimes. We are talking about the curator of the SBU, who concealed the facts of violations for bribes.

Press officer of the People's Militia of the LPR Alexander Mazeikin sid that the commander of one of the brigades paid a monthly "tribute" for keeping information about numerous violations undisclosed.

For the Ukrainian 30th Brigade, the curator from the SBU, Yuri Udovichenkov is responsible. The head of the unit paid him to ensure that the monthly reports did not indicate theft of ammunition from warehouses and the absence of military personnel.

"According to the information we have, Udovichenko receives from the brigade brigade Zinevich a specified amount of money on a monthly basis, which allows him to hide the facts of crimes committed in the brigade from the military prosecutor’s office and the military service of law and order," Mazeikin said.
Also handy for concealing organized crime activities on the Ukrainian side.
Posted by: badanov || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under:


Ukrainian Forces fired on Donetsk from 120mm mortars
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The area of ​​the village of Vesyoloye (DPR) came under fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the evening of October 19, according to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire.

In the area of ​​the village, Ukrainian militants opened fire from a 120mm mortar. The attack began at 1730 hrs Moscow time, the militants fired nine mines.

Ten minutes later, in the area of ​​the village of Panteleymonovka in the DPR, the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire from automatic grenade launchers: 13 total were fired.

We add that on the morning of October 19, the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked the area of ​​the village of Spartak in the DPR. Ukrainian militants fired 12 120mm mines across the DPR.

From the VKontakte page of Donetsk militia:
"We shoot only in response"

A DNI fighter commented on the situation at the front, according to one of the activists of Russian Spring Alexander Matyushina (call sign" Varyag "), units of the People's Militia DNI should be more actively respond to attacks and provocations by the APU..

According to Ukraina.ru, a former militia soldier told how in his opinion, should deal with the Ukrainian militants who bombard the houses of peaceful citizens of the People's Republic on a daily basis.

"When I was a commander of a company that was in positions, in response to a sniper's shot, the area from which he fired, was "combed" with mortars or, in extreme cases by the heavier guns.

"All this humanism towards those who destroy our people and our cities and towns should be discarded. We shoot only after our citizens and relatives have been killed, our houses have been destroyed. But we need to shoot so that this does not happen," Matyushin noted, adding that not being able to defeat the Donetsk people morally, Ukraine seeks to destroy them physically for the eighth year. They in fact have been carrying out genocide of the local population.

As previously reported, the new commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhny, during a closed meeting with bloggers and activists, spoke about the cancellation of the order on the need to coordinate with the higher leadership when opening fire on the positions of the People's Militia and the cities of the People's Republics.

After that, many experts came to the conclusion that in this way an aggravation may occur at the front, which will lead to the resumption of large-scale hostilities and even the involvement of the Russian Federation in the conflict."
No, it won't and both sides know it.
Posted by: badanov || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 8:01 Comments || Top||


Russia harvested 115.4 million tons of grain in 2021
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Russian agricultural producers harvested 115.4 million tons of grain as of October 19, 2021, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture reported.

"As of October 19, domestic farmers harvested 115.4 million tons of grain from an area of ​​43.3 million hectares," the message says.

The share of wheat in the total harvest was 70 percent (77.3 million tons), barley - 16 percent (18.6 million) and corn for grain - about 7 percent (million tons). Other crops include sunflower, rapeseed and soybeans.

In addition, Russia has grown the sugar beet crop: 27.1 million tons, 5.4 million tons of potatoes, as well as 3.7 million tons of outdoor vegetables. Indicators by type of crops are generally in line with or ahead of last year's level.

As Rosstat specified in February, the grain harvest in Russia at the end of 2020 amounted to 133.465 million tons.
The poor will be hungrier this winter.

Posted by: badanov || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
It seems fad.USDA.gov reports indicate that Russia came up short of recent previous years that were said to be in the 120+MMT range.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/20/2021 6:35 Comments || Top||

#2  NOTE FAT FINGER TYPO
FAS.USDA.gov not fad
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/20/2021 6:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Do You believe government statistics?
Posted by: magpie || 10/20/2021 16:17 Comments || Top||


Moscow quarantines the elderly for four months and Kremlin begs citizens to vaccinate as country sees record 1,015 daily coronavirus deaths and hospital beds run out near capital
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Apparently vodka does not help. Just an observation.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/20/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||


Putin instructed to give the Far East: Airplanes, ships and 1 million rubles for the third child
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Aleksandr Kots

[KP] The President approved the list of instructions following the meeting on the socio-economic development of the Far East.

The government is charged with the following.

- Until November 1, find additional money in the budget for subsidies for air transportation in the region for beneficiaries and permanent residents of the Far East. Provide the Far East with the availability of air transportation by introducing special tariffs and reducing the time for booking air tickets.

By 2025, to supply at least 45 new Russian aircraft for the needs of a single Far Eastern airline.

And on Sakhalin to organize the production of jet fuel, to which to connect Gazprom.

- By December 15, develop a proposal on a "zero rate" value added tax "when performing maintenance and repair of sea vessels and vessels of mixed navigation (river-sea), fishing ships."

- Until November 3, ensure "the inclusion of medical organizations of the state health system in the Far East in the program of medical rehabilitation of citizens", including those who have undergone covid.

- Until November 1, consider the issue of providing families in the Far East with a one-time payment of 1 million rubles for the birth of a third child or subsequent children. Subject to the registration of the child in the registry offices of the Far East. And the direction of payment (1 million rubles) for the purchase of housing in the Far East or payment for its construction.

Posted by: badanov || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Convert RUB to USD

A bit less than $15,000.00
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

#2  A bit less than $15,000.00

Wow. Did you mean 'ruble' or 'rubble'?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/20/2021 13:28 Comments || Top||

#3  I meant Ruble.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 23:27 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Kim Jong-un's North Korean navy fires new ballistic missile from a submarine stoking fresh fears over the reclusive dictator's nuclear ambitions
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Lil Kimmie sez, “Pay attention to MEEEEEE!!!” The Daily Mail does.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 08:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  This is one to watch.
With ALL of the earlier discussion about Chinese first strikes/MAD, this is a rogue state China can blame it on.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 15:46 Comments || Top||


China denies testing nuclear-capable hypersonic missile
[BBC] China has denied reports that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this year, insisting instead that it was a routine spacecraft check.
Is there some reason we can't steal their technology? We used to be able to. Of course that was before they had technology.
The initial report in the Financial Times newspaper prompted concern in Washington, where US intelligence was reportedly caught by surprise.

Hypersonic missiles are much faster and more agile than normal ones, meaning they are more difficult to intercept.
Conventional missiles used to be impossible to intercept. Reagan's "Star Wars" program was ridiculed as "hitting a bullet with a bullet." Funding for the Patriot system had to be hidden within the Army budget. I'm so very frightened. What's for lunch?
It comes as concern grows around China's nuclear capabilities.

On Monday, foreign ministry front man Zhao Lijian told a media briefing that a routine test had been carried out in July to verify different types of reusable spacecraft technology.

"This was not a missile, this was a spacecraft," he said. "This is of great significance for reducing the cost of spacecraft use."
Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  ...Somebody is playing catch up - and believe it or not, it ain't us.

And just a quick point a lot of folks aren't aware of: we were getting skin-to-skin hard kills with SAMs vs. missiles in the early 1960s...and those systems were killed by some fella named MacNamara. We had a working ABM system developed by the early 70s, and we threw it away.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/20/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||


Cyber
TikTok star is shocked to discover Amazon has more than 3,000 recordings of her stored from her Echo speakers, as well as a list of her contacts and her LOCATION
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 08:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This moron is shocked to hear that they're listening to you, recording, and taking notes.
How did you think those things worked? Magic?
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/20/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2  You invited Big Brother/Sister/Xe into your home.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/20/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Tik Tok "stars" aren't the brightest of all.
Posted by: Chris || 10/20/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  There was a big deal that Aleksa or Siri recognized someone choking or something and sent 911 and they were proud of it and all I could think was they were listening when the user had not spoken their name. Great for the person in need of help but a privacy issue I won't willingly allow in my house.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/20/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5 

For some reason when it said Tik Tok Star.
I said to myself ....Who cares?

I wouldn't hire the person listing on their resume.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/20/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#6  We had a Motorola phone through PC Metro. We found Amazon "suggested" purchases were routinely mirroring obscure conversation we had over things like French Presses and so on.

Our personal conversations cleary mined and sold.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/20/2021 11:48 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ ATT is doing that now, too.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/20/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||


Economy
Beards are back: P&G says it will raise the price of its razors, oral and beauty care products to cope with supply chain shortages as Danone warns of bigger food bills too
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Procter & Gamble, owner of Gillette and Pampers, has higher production costs

  • The price of razors and select other products will be passed on to consumers

  • P&G reported $2.3bn in expenses this fiscal year, above an expected $1.9bn

  • The company blames the high cost of raw materials, diesel and energy

  • Danone, owner of Evian and Activia, says it will also increase prices

  • In the US, the price of consumer goods has risen 5.4 percent in 12 months

  • Post-pandemic recovery has led to increased demand, while a labor shortage has left a record number of shipping containers idling off the coast of California
Related: Procter & Gamble brands
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/20/2021 08:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Next Central Government Planning with wage and price controls. Cause more government is needed to 'process' the disaster government created.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/20/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Sometimes I think that's why they create the disasters in the first place - to give them more control.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/20/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#4 
Go Old School Straight Razor.

Then brag you have lower impact of the environment and have reduced your carbon foot print ☺

But the Wife will need to be extra careful, or stick the BIC's ☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/20/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#5  And the 2021 Vincent Van Gogh Award goes to...
Posted by: Cleart Cring6896 || 10/20/2021 12:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Rationing Chic, nice lead in there DM.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/20/2021 13:38 Comments || Top||

#7  I have a safety razor with about 160 razors left. Turkish Derby I think. I tried a sampler and while the German blades were slightly better, they were 5x the price. And the Japanese blade was amazing, but blink and your eye lashes fall off the thing was just to sharp for actual humans to shave with.

And use shaving cream not from an aerosol can, it lasts for months when you use a brush to whip it up. Course I also only shave about every 3-4 days. Beards and CPAP's don't work well.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/20/2021 22:24 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
DeSantis Critics Quiet as Florida COVID-19 Cases Drop
[NewsMax] A sharp reduction in Florida's COVID-19 cases appears to be of little interest to the mainstream media and critics who previously vilified GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis for his response to the pandemic.

New infections per 100,000 Florida residents dropped to 12 during the past week, according to The New York Times coronavirus tracker. Cases dropped by 48% in the state over the past 14 days.

DeSantis was criticized by Democrats and the media for loosening pandemic restrictions ahead of other state leaders, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday.

Other states with far more extreme pandemic restrictions are seeing COVID-19 continue to spread faster than Florida.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 10/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It is good news that infections are dropping.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 10/20/2021 6:55 Comments || Top||

#2  "Serious/Critical" cases (per Worldometers) have dropped every day since Labor Day, and are now the lowest since August 7. That's for the whole US of A.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/20/2021 12:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Coronavirusbellcurve shows many states (besides Florida) dropping, but Michigan, Montana, Minnesota, and Idaho are increasing. Maybe we can re-invent the cold weather theory?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/20/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||



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