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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Video captures moment wild shootout erupts between group of teenagers outside Bronx elementary school when young students are dismissed for the day as NYC gun violence continues to rise
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 01:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Octeenth?
Wakandan Independence Day?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  The original link was to a "sign up or turn your blocker off link". My response to that is always FOAD. I found an alternate link, no video, stills only.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/22/2021 6:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Yet another urban setting where residents are beset by ammunition shortages and law enforcement meddling.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 6:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Did they have legal carry permits? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||


Answer me this Liberal ANTI-GUN Politicians:
Do we need more Gun Control Laws making it harder for honest citizens to protect themselves?

Or, do we need better stronger laws that address the criminal/gang warfare use of a Firearm.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Or, do we need better stronger to enforce existing laws that address the criminal/gang warfare use of a Firearm.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ a better way of saying I agree...
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

NYC woman yanked to the ground by her HAIR in horrific random daylight street attack as serious assaults spike across Big Apple
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Back to the 1970s. Where's our Charles Bronson?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 1:56 Comments || Top||

NJ man, 21, says 'God' made him kill his grandfather with an ax
[NYPOST] A 21-year-old New Jersey man who allegedly killed his grandfather with an ax told police he believed the 81-year-old man was a monster — and that "God" made him do it." Jason Vicari, of Wyckoff, has been charged with murder in the brutal death of his grandfather Ronald Vicari inside his home in Elmwood Park.
I strongly suspect God said no such thing.
The Bergen County SWAT team responded to the home about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after the suspect locked himself inside. He surrendered 50 minutes later after speaking with a negotiator, authorities said.

When asked who else was inside the house, Vicari said, "Not anyone alive," NJ.com reported, citing the arrest report.

"God told me to do it," he said 10 minutes later without being asked, according to the report.

Inside the home, police found the body of Ronald Vicari, who had been struck in the head, NJ.com reported. The head of the ax and the handle were found separately.

"Mr. Jason Vicari uttered that he believed his grandfather was a monster and that God told him he would have to change his religion," the arrest report stated, adding that the suspect’s clothes were bloody.
That sounds like plain vanilla paranoid schizophrenia, for which the family cannot force medication if the patient doesn’t want it or doesn’t think he needs it, despite the risk to himself and others.
The alleged killer also faces two weapons charges.

The elder Vicari was a prominent figure in Elmwood Park, where he served on the planning and zoning boards.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oyea, Oyea, The Elmwood Park planning and zoning boards announce a new opening on the board!
Please submit your papers for this sudden opening at your earliest convenience.

Posted by: Muggsy Glalet8861 || 10/22/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  God tells us to put a needle in your arm
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 10/22/2021 8:28 Comments || Top||

#3  After the killing, God sent his own SWAT team and negotiator to the scene of the crime. Shortly after this, I prophesy that God's prosecuting attorney will be involved...
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 10/22/2021 13:31 Comments || Top||

Head of Chernobyl nuclear reactor - who was sentenced to 10 years' hard labour in 'last of the show trials' after it exploded in 1986 – dies aged 85
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  There was plentyof blame to go around, and most of it landed on him and 5 other guys. With authority comes responsibility.
Unless you're a high level politician. Then notsomuch.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/22/2021 11:20 Comments || Top||

[30 years later] Alabama man executed for 1991 killing of police officer's sister after February delay
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:


30 years....
Anyone want to explain the justice in this?

My Suggestion:
The US court system needs a overhaul to be FAIR and Simplified.

Lawyers should be given 5 years to file all their appeals.
Instead of stringing them out to file, just months before each new delayed execution date.

Then we need to also have a USC law that states.
If a person is wrongfully convicted and/or executed based on deliberately withheld evidence beneficial to the defendant, or knowingly presents False Evidence against the defendant. Then all those doing so will arrested and tried in court. The sentence to be equal to the handed down sentence plus allow the recovery of up to 10x's all expenses incurred and/or loss of income by the defendant.

Sure would speed things up....
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
OSU elementary education program is obsessed with race, oppression, queer sexuality
[CampusReform] Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Grades PreK-5

Campus Reform obtained a copy of the syllabus for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Grades PreK-5 course. In a section called "Professor Smucker’s Accountability to You," the professor outlines questions students should use to "hold [her] and this course accountable for [their] education."

"Does my methods instruction address the racial and cultural mismatch of the largely white teacher population and increasingly non-white student population in the US?," the syllabus reads.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 10/22/2021 11:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Send your kids to private schools or be part of your local school system.
Posted by: Saltie Fork || 10/22/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Private schools can be just as bad if not worse.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 10/22/2021 13:17 Comments || Top||

#3  @#2 Catholic schools
Posted by: Saltie Fork || 10/22/2021 20:41 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
AUSA assessement of military readiness
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2021 08:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

Rates of gun violence in the US increased by 30% during pandemic, study finds. Authors blame it on 'psychological stress' and increase in firearm sales
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 01:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh will NO ONE arrest that dastardly Mr Gun Violence before he kills again?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 1:50 Comments || Top||

#2  What? The authors missed the links to global warming and 'whiteness'? Incompetents.

I hate these people.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/22/2021 6:48 Comments || Top||


I blame it on the Socialcrats:
BAN THE GUN agenda and their attacks on the Bill Of Rights every time they are in power.

Couple this with their history of Tinkle Poor Economy Mgt. skills and adding $ Trillions to the National debt to Bankrupt the US and move to Socialist Dictatorship.

Now add all those together, plus a 3% to 4% illegal population with different cultural practices, toss in illegal Civil Rights restrictive Pandemic measures and you have a ticked off citizenry.

The question should be: How long before some NUT JOB decides to take it out on DC and not his neighbor?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

#4  BTW:

Anyone care to guess who Demographically and Politically are the vast majority of offenders in the Gun and etc. Violence Increases?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 7:43 Comments || Top||

#5  ...oh, oh, but you can't do that cause its racist don't you know. Ignore the truth and then think you can come up with mitigating programs ain't going to happen.

By the way, did you correlate how the guns were obtained with the shootings? Simple thing like the shooter was not qualified in the first place to be carrying a gun raises the question that if it is already illegal how does any law or program stop them getting one? Ah, too simple.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2021 8:00 Comments || Top||


#2 I nominate for Snark of the Day.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 10/22/2021 14:52 Comments || Top||

Zac Efron is seen with co-star Russell Crowe on location in Thailand for their new film Greatest Beer Run Ever
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From Monday story.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 7:34 Comments || Top||

California family found dead on hiking trail died of extreme heat, dehydration, authorities say
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not Satanists
Not volcano farts
Not toxic algae
Not Aliens
Just stupid

Snapchat engineer, his wife and baby found dead on a remote California hiking trail were killed by hyperthermia and dehydration due to 100 degree heat
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 0:47 Comments || Top||


Odd to die in a group and with the dog?
With a water source to at least cool down if nothing else?

Even if the water source was tainted.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Alien's I'll tell ya.
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Alien's I told ya;
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Hope his executors dumped his Snapchat shares before yesterday
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 10/22/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Just another day in "Devil's Gulch".
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/22/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#8  All found at the same spot?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 13:27 Comments || Top||

#9  I've hiked near there. The Merced is a very steep canyon and gets sun blasted in mid-summer. They committed to a 8+ miles loop hike that is downhill first. You've got to pay attention to the map or read one of the longer stories to realize they'd already covered 6-7 miles and were coming up out of an exposed canyon with a surface temperature of 107+ degrees. Not enough water and poor terrain knowledge became a death sentence, no toxic fumes or algae required.
Posted by: Nero || 10/22/2021 14:22 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ Clearly OrangeManBad's fault
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2021 14:34 Comments || Top||

#11  Considering the 1 year old, I'd wager that they have been doing child raising things, not physical conditioning for a route which is a known killer.

I can see that. Carrying all the normal kit, plus the 1 year old bag of things. Hot all day, but baby passes out, get in a hurry and stressed, dad goes down, mom get is a fizzy and doesn't have the strength to unharness the baby, passes out too. Dog stays with them.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 14:55 Comments || Top||

Alec Baldwin discharged prop gun that killed ‘Rust' crew member on film set: authorities

Perhaps it's just me.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#2  maybe Baldwin thought it was a non-firing piece

a gun that fires blanks can kill

Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/22/2021 0:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Even blanks at point-blank ranges are dangerous. Basic safety fail
Posted by: magpie || 10/22/2021 1:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Movie sets have armorers. Typically, actors who have to handle firearms on a movie set recieve training. The whole thing sounds... irregular.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 1:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Baldwin is a loose cannon
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 2:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Accident or Not
He Killed People –
He is a Murderer –
Involuntary, Premeditated. –
Slice the Cheese to your Liking
Baldwin = Killer
– Thou Shall Not Kill –

I pray for his victims,
I pray for Baldwin,
Examine Yourself Alex,
Tell The Truth of this Sad Event,
The Truth will set you free.
Posted by: Muggsy McCoy6095 || 10/22/2021 2:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Alec never has learned how to play well with others.
I doubt he'll be held to account, he never has been previously.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||

#8  "Do not trust China Baldwin. China Baldwin is asshole"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||

#9  New Mexico where the last vestiges of the Wild West can be found
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||


Hasn't Alec Baldwin been a big advocate of ANTI-NRA and Pro Gun Bans and Control?

But here he is making $$ MILLIONS using the very thing he does want Honest Citizens to have?

If there is any justice left in New Mex., he can still by Law charged with Involuntary Homicide.

Either way, the Lawsuits likely are just waiting for ink to dry.

Look for him to Blame the GUN and not himself.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 9:14 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 10/22/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#12  The fact that the DP and Director were both hit says to me that they were probably actually filming when it happened. If so the investigation will be short.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/22/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#13  Baldwin is a world class asshole
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#14  I was hoping for a Peter Duel event.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 10:26 Comments || Top||

#15  Three things you will not see or hear about this incident:
1. A comment about Alec, in Spanish, from his wife
2. A comment from anti-gun fanatic David Hogg
3. An SNL skit making fun of Alec similar to when Dick Cheney accidental shot a fellow hunter
Posted by: Airandee || 10/22/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#16  Look for him to Blame the GUN and not himself.

Actually, that is the current tack from 'supporters and well wishers'.

You know. The people totally stoked about Baldwin doing a gun gun bang bang pew pew movie 24 hours ago.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#17  The rounds were actual ammo. Not blanks. It occurred during rehearsal, not the filming itself. If Baldwin was not anti-gun but was a gun enthusiast he would know how potentially deadly any gun is and check everything is safe because in they rehearsal or actual scene you are pointing the gun at another person.

Lastly, Baldwin should not be the one or at least the only one charged with involuntary manslaughter. The equipment manager or staff who actually brought a loaded gun onto the set and handed it to an actor who does not like/use/know guns should do the time.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/22/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#18  You'll see a media push blaming gun manufacturers before you see anyone involved here doing time.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 11:37 Comments || Top||

#19  An asshole and a moron. My condolences to the family of the poor lady who was killed by this despicable asshole's neglect and stupidity
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#20  Reminder of how Brandon Lee was killed on set.

Ever since the tragic 1993 death of 28-year-old Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow, procedures involving the use of firearms in movies and television tightened to where, if followed, they are foolproof.

In the case of Brandon Lee, a real revolver was used. According to various reports, here’s what happened… The camera shot required that a revolver look loaded. This meant the camera had to see bullets in the cylinder. The special effects crew removed the gun powder from the rounds, replaced the bullets, but failed to remove the primer that explodes to explode the gun powder.

This gun was fired, and the small explosion of the primer was enough to push one of the bullets into the barrel. No one noticed it there. In the next scene, this same gun was loaded with blanks. These are rounds with gun powder but no bullets that, when fired, create the noise, flash, and kickback of a real gunshot. The blank was fired at Brandon; the bullet that had been jammed in the barrel came out with enough force to lodge in his abdomen and kill him.

No one was criminally charged on the set. Brandon Lee's death was rulled an accident.

However, this may result in charges because actual live rounds unmodified WERE brought on set.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/22/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||

#21  There are reports that immediately after the deadly shooting, Baldwin kept asking, “Why was I handed a hot gun? In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun.”
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/22/2021 12:16 Comments || Top||

#22  Baldwin released a statement Friday morning, saying,

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/22/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#23  I simply don't believe they were doing live fire on a movie set.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

#24  Re: #20 - Jon Erik Hexum too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||

#25  Baldwin was the "star" and Producer. Deep pockets.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2021 13:14 Comments || Top||

#26  Introducing live ammo onto a movie set sounds like a crime novel plot. I'm sure it's out there somewhere.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

#27  Hollywood armorers
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||

#28  Keanu Reeve trains with Navy Seal for John Wick 3
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

#29  If you want to see a movie with a happy ending, see Baldwin get fatally mauled by a grizzly in The Edge.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

#30  The fact that two people were injured/killed is weird to me. Unless there were 2 bad or 2 live rounds. Also, the scene would have required him to shoot twice at two different people in rapid succession because after the first one was hit everything would have stopped. You guys on this board know that it is tough for a novice shooter to hit 2 moving targets at any reasonable distance when shooting rapidly.

Seems like an accident from the reactions of the parties but they are, after all, actors…
Posted by: Otto Dribble3793 || 10/22/2021 17:04 Comments || Top||

#31  Shogun blast possibly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 17:15 Comments || Top||

#32  Also weird, why was the anger management poster boy pointing a prop gun at the cinematographer and director?
Posted by: Otto Dribble3793 || 10/22/2021 18:14 Comments || Top||

#33  ^The round went through the slinder female and struck the collar bone of the the second victim. A round that hit John F Kennedy passed through and hit John Connelly. It happens.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/22/2021 18:24 Comments || Top||

#34  That's what I was picturing, a pass through, but have not seen anything about platform, caliber, or distance.

Could have been a total fluke, just shooting thataway. That happens. However, if this was a practice for the scene, it could be these two were instructing Baldwin where to point and/or determining the best camera framing and position.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 18:40 Comments || Top||

#35  Maybe this flaming asshole will learn a bit of humility and stop insulting half the country. Not likely though
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 19:31 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Marine veteran in action...
Lots of illegal aliens coming through Yuma at the moment. Could the invaders be connected to this attempt?
[OutKick] An early Wednesday morning armed robbery attempt at a Yuma, Arizona Chevron station didn’t go as planned for the scumbags who planned on pulling a heist. Store surveillance video released by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office shows a store customer appearing to talk to a Chevron worker as two suspects enter the front door with one holding a handgun.

What the criminals didn’t know is that the customer was a Marine Corps veteran and had no intentions of being turned into a crime victim.

"The armed suspect walked next to a store customer while pointing the weapon toward the cashier when the customer acted immediately and disarmed him. The other two suspects fled the area when they witnessed their fellow criminal stopped. The customer was able to detain the suspect he disarmed until law enforcement arrived," the YCSO said in a press release.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hero of the Day candidate.

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 0:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Some reason the perp was groping his crotch when aiming(?) his gun?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Anxious little boy pen1s clenching.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Ethiopia says it has launched another airstrike on the capital of war-battered Tigray, the fourth such bombardment this week

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

SaudiArabia’s Special Forces for Environmental Security (SFES) arrest five environmental violators for cutting down trees with the purpose of converting them into charcoal
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  They don't have that many trees to spare.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 10/22/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  "Too Old To Work" Pshaw, never say too old to work. As Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979) said "He who rests rots". Just saying. Not picking on you. Being here I know you are an active person. I always keep active. People say I don't look my age. So I reply its because I have sex nearly every day. Nearly Monday, Nearly Tuesday...
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#3  At my house, the chow is considerably better if I am actively engaged in....'the list.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 8:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Tree planting in the King Abdul Aziz Royal Reserve protect endangered plants, cultivate breeding and restore vegetation to reduce desertification and restore biodiversity. The Reserve is located in the Riad area covering 15700 square kilometers. Founded in June 2018, its development is overseen by an administrative body led by the Interior Minister. The reserve contains the kingdom’s largest nursery. The surrounding area is a natural environment and is protected from hunting, overgrazing and logging.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 10/22/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Someone's cutting down trees in the King's forest.
Sounds like England circa 1100.
(Were they poaching the King's deer?)
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/22/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
'I will put a bullet in the heads of these Americans': Haiti gang leader 'Death Without Days' threatens to KILL 17 missionaries unless ransom is paid
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • 400 Mawozo gang leader Wilson Joseph - aka Lanmò San Jou or 'Death Without Days' - is threatening to kill the 17 kidnapped missionaries unless ransom is paid

  • 'I swear by thunder that if I don´t get what m asking for, I will put a bullet in the heads of these Americans,' he said in a video Thursday

  • Wilson has formally issued his demands to the head of Christian Aid Ministries but has yet to issue a deadline for the payment

  • The leader also threatened Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry and the chief of Haiti's National Police, Léon Charles

  • Meanwhile, Christian Aid Ministries has asked everyone to pray for the hostages
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You'll may have to wait till the Donks are out of the White House, but Americans have this habit of hunting down such things to the ends of the earth and killing them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Hopefully we have some spec ops working on this now.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 10/22/2021 8:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Nope, Croque, they're all off duty because they wouldn't vax.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/22/2021 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Been diverted to Fairfax County and other redoubts of our Domestic Terrorists / Insurrectionists
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 9:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Just as a point of reference, usually when you whack the hostages it cuts down on the ransom.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/22/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Not domestic terrorism, so it doesn't matter.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 10/22/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Just as a point of reference, usually when you whack the hostages it cuts down on the ransom.

But some "missionaries" want to be martyrs.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#8  The G9 Revolutionary Forces and allies gangs have worked with such missionaries to distribute aid. Maybe the can be useful in this situation.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/22/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm pretty sure we could outsource reprisals to the russian mafia, who will do it cheaper, meaner and with less mercy.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/22/2021 16:40 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Routine Russian Recon Report: 50
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] For a week, 50 reconnaissance aircraft and aircraft of foreign states conducted reconnaissance near the borders of Russia. This was reported on October 21 by the newspaper "Krasnaya Zvezda".

Over the past week, Russian radar stations have detected 36 reconnaissance aircraft and 14 unmanned aerial vehicles from foreign countries.

Fighters rose from the air defense duty forces three times to prevent violation of the air borders of the Russian Federation. Flights of all foreign aircraft were tracked by RF radar systems. There were no violations of the state border of Russia.

Posted by: badanov || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

The Kremlin says it has no respect for a European Parliament decision to give the EU’s top human rights award to jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hey, I have NO Respect for ANY OF YOU...
Kremlin - European Parliament - Lack of Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness in the OSH* called Europe.

* Old Sh-t Hole
Posted by: Muggsy Glalet8861 || 10/22/2021 0:32 Comments || Top||

Gordan Chang interview on Chinese 'Ethnic Specific Civilization Killer'
[Audacity] China Building "Ethnic Specific" Bioweapon. Gordon Chan, Laura Logan. Afghanistan. Gordon Chang: China Building "Ethnic Specific" Bioweapon That Can Target People Based on Race. The US is actively working with its enemy: Lara Logan Sources tell Lara Logan 'this is much worse than anyone realizes’ Gordon Chang: China Building "Ethnic Specific" Bioweapon That Can Target People Based on Race.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  .....'this is much worse than anyone realizes’

"Realization" of the threat is not the issue. Complicity in development is the issue.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 1:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Related story at The American Thinker:

Nebraska gets it right on ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 1:32 Comments || Top||

#3  This is Ultimate Global CBRN Think -
Welcome to the Nightmare That IS.
Implications Beyond the Imagination,
Right, Rod Serling ?

Posted by: Muggsy McCoy6095 || 10/22/2021 1:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Massive DNA Library? Have we not seen this, or similar types of human cataloging before ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 2:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Well Duhhhh... My probative two-part question:

a. Takes an act of Congress does it ?
b. Why is that, or do we already know ?

Just The News - Kansas GOP Senator Marshall introduces bill to halt grants going to gain of function research

"The federal government should not provide another dime in funding for viral gain-of-function research in the name of global health," said Marshall (R-Kansas)
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 6:26 Comments || Top||

#6  This is the Asian way of thinking. Blood purity is so important to them. The mixing of races provides much stronger varieties of humanity. Genetic abnormalities will abound quickly. Time is against them. look at the birth rates now in Japan and China now. They will deliver their own extinction. You can see the results here now with the Amish. The Amish realize they need new blood.
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Kind of makes a person think about all those ancestry kits.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 17:16 Comments || Top||

Gas hits $7.59 A GALLON in California town along the Big Sur coast - more than $4 higher than the national average
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  #FJB
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 1:33 Comments || Top||

Thinking of storing some emergency travel Gas with your hord of T. Paper?☺

Avoid all Ethanol Treated gas.
It has a limited storage life of 2 weeks(heat) to 3 months (cold) .

Purchase Pure 89 octane Pure Gas
It has a normal shelf life of up to 6 months.

Add a Gas Stabilizer and it can safely last around 18 months.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  NN2N1 Preparers use a product that allows storage for two years. Readily available most everywhere(blue bottle). Airplane fuel $6. dollars or more/gallon is non ethanol. Lowe's sells it but about $12. dollars a gallon. Those who race motorcycles tell me ethanol fuel degrades in three weeks. Many racers avoid it because of less performance.
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  "Shipping costs are surging around the globe, causing the price of sending a container from Asia to the West Coast to increase many times over." Increase of $3800. Higher on East Coast.
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#5  "Labor Strikes Are Exploding Across The US Amid Supply Chain Chaos, Vaccine Mandates"
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 8:45 Comments || Top||

#6  It's starting.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 9:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Wait until the 2022 price listings leak.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

EU lawmakers push to 'upgrade' ties with Taiwan
[DW] The European Parliament has adopted a report slamming China's "military belligerence" and calling for closer relations with Taiwan, triggering "strong condemnation" from Beijing.
In other words, posturing. This will anger China without in any way helping Taiwan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Germany, 4 EU states launch military reaction force initiative — report
[DW] Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia said their EU-wide initiative to expand the bloc's military units was inspired by recent events in Afghanistan.
If they manage to pull together enough spare parts to keep their equipment repaired, enough bullets to drill skills as well as shoot the enemy, and enough transport to get to the battlefield du jour, I’d be willing to call that a win.
Germany and four members of the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
have launched an initiative to establish a bloc-wide rapid reaction force for future military crises, the German news agency dpa reported on Thursday.

The initiative, which also draws in Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia, aims to expand the existing EU battle groups, which are multinational military units of 1,500 personnel each on standby to respond to crises.

The new force is expected to include space and cyber capabilities, along with special forces and air transport.

The five countries said recent events in Afghanistan have shown that the EU must be able to act swiftly, according to a document cited by dpa.

To this end, the availability, readiness, deployability and competence of the forces had to be improved, the document added.

...which shows what treaty articles of this sort are worth...
In order to provide greater flexibility, the five states also proposed using Article 44 of the EU Treaty, which has never been activated before.

The article allows coalitions of willing member states to carry out security activities with the permission of other non-participating countries.

The plan also calls on EU member states to utilize more regional cooperation arrangements. It does not, however, make any specific proposals on the size of the force in terms of personnel.

The document says that the land-based forces should be of brigade strength, or about 5,000 troops.

The current battle group concept provides for two units, each with around 1,500 troops, to be on standby, with forces from different member states rotating every six months.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer seemed optimistic about the proposal. In an interview with German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk, she said that although EU forces within NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
cannot function without the support of the United States, the reaction force would offer an addition, but not a replacement for US forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Draws sword and points forward, yells "Sound the trumpets, Activate Article 44!"
(yeah, I'm being a prick.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/22/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
NIH Admits Funding Gain-Of-Function COVID Experiments; Gives EcoHealth Five Days To Report Data
[ZeroHedge] A top NIH official admitted in a Wednesday letter that the US-funded so-called "gain-of-function" research in Wuhan, China - and that the US nonprofit which conducted it, EcoHealth Alliance - led by the controversial Peter Daszak, "failed to report" that they had created a chimeric bat coronavirus which could infect humans.

In a letter addressed to Rep. James Comer (R-KY), NIH Principal Deputy Director Lawrence A. Tabak cites a "limited experiment" to determine whether "spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model." According to the letter, humanized mice infected with the modified bat virus "became sicker" than those exposed to an unmodified version of the same bat coronavirus.

Daszak failed to report this finding, and has been given five days to submit "any and all unpublished data from the experiments and work conducted" under the NIH grant.

Rutgers University Board of Governors Chemistry Professor Richard H. Ebright sums it up. :

NIH corrects untruthful assertions by NIH Director Collins and NIAID Director Fauci that NIH had not funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan. NIH states that EcoHealth Alliance violated Terms and Conditions of NIH grant AI110964.

The NIH received the relevant documents in 2018 and reviewed the documents in 2020 and again in 2021.

The NIH--specifically, Collins, Fauci, and Tabak--lied to Congress, lied to the press, and lied to the public. Knowingly. Willfully. Brazenly.
Posted by: Ulaise Black8626 || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  5 days to shred everything.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 1:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Today's Gordan Chang piece may also be of interest.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2021 1:12 Comments || Top||

Heck even I can generate Fake MFR's and doc's given 5 days warning?

Especially given the Upper level Liberal leadership has been caught lying and wants to go mega-CYA. There not going to be a lot digging past the skim reading and rubber stamping.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 10/22/2021 9:59 Comments || Top||


Southern California’s Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handle the most ocean cargo of any ports in the United States, but are some of the least efficient in the world, according to a ranking by the World Bank and IHS Markit.

California ports, key to U.S. supply chain, among world's least efficient, ranking shows

In a review of 351 container ports around the globe, Los Angeles was ranked 328, behind Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam and Alaska’s Dutch Harbor. The adjacent port of Long Beach came in even lower, at 333, behind Turkey’s Nemrut Bay and Kenya’s Mombasa, the groups said in their inaugural Container Port Performance Index published in May.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 10:03 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
GE Workers in Ohio and South Carolina Walk Out To Protest Vaccination Mandate
[ConservativeTreehouse] Employees at the General Electric Complex in Greenville, South Carolina, along with 750 GE employees in Ohio, conducted a walk out around 10:45am Thursday to protest the company’s vaccine mandate. Media have mostly been silent except for a few local reports.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 10/22/2021 11:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kellogg, Nabisco on and on.
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Here in Florida, DeSantis is promoting a law that says "Employers equiring vaccine to work will be on the hook for any medical problems." Dems will counter with every trained worker who quits will be billed for "training" their employer did.

Remember when everyone just tried to get along for mutual advantage?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2021 12:25 Comments || Top||

#3  So-in-law, a doctor with the VA, is going to finally get vaccinated next week in order to keep his job. His assessment of his personal risk would not support it but his analysis of financial risks does. He is still not vaccinating his kids, and leaving my daughter's decision up to her.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/22/2021 16:12 Comments || Top||

#4  I can guess where the Afghan, Haitian and Latin Americans are going to end up.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

Beyond Meat Implodes After Reporting Catastrophic Q3 Sales
This POS company & concept just cratered - who coulda seen it coming?
[Zero Hedge] - Confirming yesterday's observation that the market is quick and merciless to punish any and all stocks that miss expectations this quarter, moments ago (former growth stock) Beyond Meat plunged 14% after reporting preliminary net revenue for third quarter of about $106 million, missing the estimate of $134.3 million by about 30%, and a huge disappointment to the company's prior guidance which was $120 million to $140 million.

As Bloomberg notes, while the Company’s previous third quarter guidance anticipated a sequential decline in net revenues, the deceleration was far larger than anticipated.
"We really bit the big one this quarter!"
The company said that multiple factors contributed to the shortfall during the quarter:

* Demand was impacted by broader ongoing macro and micro-economic factors, including among others, the effects of the COVID-19 Delta variant

* Challenges in operations that led to unfulfilled orders

* Company experienced decrease in retail orders that persisted longer than expected from a Canadian distributor
* It's NOT meat
None of this mattered to investors who now sees just round after round of excuses from the management team, which will soon be on the chopping block unless it manages to restore some of the company's previous growth.
Posted by: Raj || 10/22/2021 09:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:


"Beyond Meat" producer of VEGGIE-based meat substitutes.

Face it Veggin's there wasn't enough of you willing to support a company geared solely for your dietary lifestyle.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/22/2021 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  "The company said that multiple factors contributed to the shortfall during the quarter:"

They forgot two:
* The product does not taste like meat
* Vegetarians prefer to virtue signal their diet and looking like you are eating a burger is the opposite of that. So there is no real market beyond the curious.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/22/2021 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Have seen vegan stuff just sitting in the grocery...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 10/22/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#4  The overall problem is, after telling us for years that 'processed foods' are bad, people aren't willing to go for food products that are by definition 100% processed.
Remember "Frankenfood", anybody?
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/22/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Frankenfood = when other people produce it (not us)
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/22/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  I thought Turducken was Frankenfood
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2021 11:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Demand was impacted by broader ongoing macro and micro-economic factors, including among others, the effects of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Ohhhh....the Delta Variant. I would have guessed the Tri-Lamb.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Unexpectedly, something that tastes like $#!+ doesn't sell well. Plus, what is it with veegans wanting a meat substitute? Seems like a contradiction. Why is this not considered "processed food"? We are definitely in the "Crazy Years"!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/22/2021 12:27 Comments || Top||

#9  * Challenges in operations that led to unfulfilled orders

Supply chain labor shortage?
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/22/2021 12:44 Comments || Top||

what is it with veegans wanting a meat substitute?

Regular veegan fare is tasteless.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 10/22/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#11  #8 well put. Reality can be a B. I can't wait for made in China label.
Posted by: Dale || 10/22/2021 13:51 Comments || Top||

#12  If vegans are so opposed to eating real meat, they shouldn't be allowed to eat fake meat either.

Since their stance is based on morality, they shouldn't cheat the consequence of it.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/22/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#13  SB, you can take as a parallel to fake meat, the story of turkey "ham". As in the smoke cured dark meat turkey in place of a pork product.
Biggest market worldwide, the US (think the ham in a Subway sandwich.
#2 market: Israel, because reasons.
#3 market: Saudi Arabia, because other reasons.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/22/2021 16:03 Comments || Top||

#14  orders were unfulfilled because there were non.
Posted by: Chris || 10/22/2021 16:21 Comments || Top||

#15  re: taste

yes the first and second generation of meat substitutes have been inferior in taste to real meat

but just wait a few years and you carnivores may change your mind

even today the impossible meat is selling reasonably well - Denny's and Burger King have pretty substantial sales of the product
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/22/2021 17:15 Comments || Top||

#16  All tastes like mustard to me.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 17:47 Comments || Top||

#17  Rocky Mountain Oysters
Fernando Valley Burgers
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2021 18:04 Comments || Top||

#18  Whenever I get a full-media MSM press to substitute a known favorite for an unknown crap SJW alternate, I say hell no. Proven right, again
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2021 21:20 Comments || Top||

#19  better editing would've made that thought clearer...my bad
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2021 21:22 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
The US hypersonic weapon programs suffered a setback when a booster rocket carrying a hypersonic weapon failed
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 10/22/2021 10:05 Comments || Top||

#4  *Yawn* Remember the ABM Treaty with the Soviets? When they kept their installation 'active' they pressed the US for concessions because of their 'advantage'. Reagan countered by offering to put MIRVs on all of the US ICBMs and drown them in warheads (which we could afford to do back them) ... the Soviets caved.
TL/DR: Ho Hum. If the Chinese want to play MAD then the US and more than match their bid. The ABM system is best used against minor nuclear powers.
Posted by: magpie || 10/22/2021 13:11 Comments || Top||

#5  So China has the advantage and will therefore take Taiwan.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/22/2021 15:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Likely the Canadian border states too.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 19:23 Comments || Top||

#7  White House Press Conference: Well OBVIOUSLY the booster was cisgender - that's why it failed!

(about as plausible as the rest of the Whitehouse statements...)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/22/2021 20:39 Comments || Top||

British robot artist which creates paintings using algorithms, cameras and a robotic arm is detained by Egyptian security forces for ten days because they feared it was part of an elaborate SPY plot
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Ai-Da, a glamorous robot, has been detained by Egyptian security forces in Cairo

  • She is held on spying plot suspicions and officials demanded removal of her eyes

  • British-made humanoid is designed to create art and can draw people from life
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hey, That is the mindset of a culture living in 1442, Its 2021, SPIES are the Norm, get with the times, move on to 1443, will ya ?
Posted by: Elmereter Grundy2058 || 10/22/2021 0:04 Comments || Top||

#2  "He's no Hunter Biden"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Have they watched too many Mission Impossible films?
Posted by: magpie || 10/22/2021 13:14 Comments || Top||

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