[DAILYTIMES.PK] On Monday, two people were murdered and four others were maimed — including a police officer — when a gunman opened fire in a shopping mall in the US state of Idaho.After the incident, Police in Boise were called to the mall with reports "that at least one person was shot and down," the city’s police chief Ryan Lee told news hounds.
They encountered a man matching the description 911 callers had given, with one officer being hit.
A suspect was taken into custody and there is "no ongoing threat or danger to the community on the lam from this incident," Lee said.
"We really cannot at this time speak to any motivation behind it, or anything else that may impact the investigation," he said.
The New York Times
... which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... reported the two-story Boise Towne Square mall is made up of more than 150 stores and restaurants.
- vaccination card
- mobile phone number and contact list
- mobile phone pings indicating history of physical locations visited during last 3 years
- mobile phone's apps downloaded and sites visited during last 10 years
- bank account details
- names locations and SS numbers of all first relatives
- DNA tests showing % white/Class Enemy ancestry
This can be easily matched by the FB! using FB and Google data with the parents' voting behavior, FB posts/likes e.g. support for Kyle Rittenhouse and other prima david evidence of inclinations toward !nsurrection and D0mestic Terr0rism.
[Breitbart] An alleged pair of female human smugglers led Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on a pursuit with five migrants on board. The armed driver lost control and crashed following the lengthy pursuit.
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted a video showing a vehicle being pursued by DPS troopers. The voices, reportedly coming from five smuggled migrants, can be heard cussing as the pursuit becomes more dangerous.
Melugin reported the two women drove from Austin to Del Rio, Texas, to carry out the human smuggling attempt.
It is not clear in the video if anyone was injured in the crash. It is also not clear where or when the pursuit took place.
Elsewhere in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, Carrizo Springs Station agents arrested another armed human smuggler. The agents found a loaded Glock pistol with an extended magazine near the reach of the driver.
[Breitbart] An Eagle Pass, Texas, man was sentenced last week to 360 months in federal prison for his role in a human smuggling event which resulted in the deaths of five migrants. The case stems from a June 2018 incident when Monsivais led authorities on a deadly high-speed chase.
Court documents state Jorge Luis Monsivais Jr., 23, was driving a Suburban on Texas Farm to Market Road 2644 with 13 migrants when Border Patrol attempted to stop the vehicle. Monsivais tried to evade and eventually crashed on Highway 85 near Big Wells. Several occupants were ejected. Four died at the scene and another passed away during transport to a hospital. Others suffered serious injuries.
On May 11, 2021, Monsivais pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens resulting in death; one count of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens resulting in serious bodily injury; one count of conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens; one count of illegal alien transportation resulting in death; and one count of illegal alien transportation resulting in serious bodily injury.
Four co-defendants previously pleaded guilty in this case and were sentenced, bringing a close to the matter. On July 29, 2019, 58-year-old Mexican Marcial Gomez Santana pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport illegal aliens resulting in death; conspiracy to transport illegal aliens resulting in serious bodily injury; conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens; and harboring illegal aliens for private financial gain. Gomez was later sentenced to 262 months in federal prison for his role.
On August 20, 2019, Marcial’s son and daughter, 24-year-old Rudy Gomez of Hockley and 22-year-old Johana Gomez of Houston, along with 48-year-old Mexican citizen Mariela Reyna, all pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens. Each of these defendants were sentenced to 10 years in prison and financial restitution to the victims.
HSI investigated this case with the U.S. Border Patrol—Del Rio Sector and the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office.
Special Forces Chapter 78 member John Styker Meyer visits with Jack Singlaub for his 100th birthday, 10 July 2021.
[ARSOF ICONS] John K. Singlaub was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in November 1943. As part of JEDBURGH Team JAMES, he jumped into France on 11 August 1944 to arm and direct the French resistance. Sent to China, as the commander of the PIGEON Mission, he jumped onto Hainan Island on 27 August 1945 to rescue Dutch and Australian Prisoners of War. As one of a handful of Special Operations Branch personnel retained the Strategic Services Unit (successor to the OSS), Singlaub stayed in China to report on the Civil War. Singlaub was again involved in special operations when he was an instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia and helped to establish the Ranger Training Center in 1950. He then had two tours in Korea, including one with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Joint Advisory Commission, Korea (JACK). Singlaub returned to special operations in from 1966-1968, when he commanded a joint unconventional warfare command, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Studies and Observation Group (MACV-SOG). Retiring in 1978, Major General Singlaub has remained active in the Special Operations community and was recognized with the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Bull Simons award in 2011.
[NYP] A Kentucky school district is investigating after a teenage boy gave lap dances to his high school principal and other staff members during a homecoming event.
Other provocative photos of spirit events at Hazard High School posted on social media showed teen girls parading around the gym dressed as Hooters waitresses and boys being paddled, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Hazard Independent Superintendent Sondra Combs told the paper Wednesday that the incidents are under investigation.
The most eyebrow-raising pics show a teen dancing seductively near Donald "Happy" Mobelini, who is both principal of Hazard High School and the city’s mayor.
The administrator is standing with a big grin on his face, while the boy — clad in a black dress — bends over in front of him, photos show. The same teen is also pictured with the dress pulled down below his stomach, as he danced shirtless for other adults in a gym.
WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL?
Where School Boards go Transgender, Anti-White and cover up Rapes in bathrooms. Teachers openly date students, Principles get lap dances by normal and transgender students in school held student shows.
Plus Ticked off parents are labeled Domestic Terrorists for demanding basic common morality, while every decadent act is openly occurring.
It hasn't been a republic for decades. SCOTUS has amply demonstrated that people sitting for life and unaccountable to the people run the place. That's why we witness the next to open armed conflict on nominations. A republic is too messy for the Bolsheviks to deal with.
From Conrad Black today, a view from a member of the U.K. government:
As one eminent elected British government official put it, “They are not back in any conventional sense of that word. We have worked closely with the Americans for many decades and we have never seen such a shambles of incompetent administration, diplomatic incoherence, and complete military ineptitude as we have seen in these nine months.
"We were startled by Trump, but he clearly knew what he was doing, whatever we or anyone else thought about it. This is just a disintegration of the authority of a great nation for no apparent reason.”
Long post but worth it -- more from Conrad Black's report from Europe, "AMERICA GONE MAD":
Various well-informed British and Europeans told me that they found a variety of utterances by Joe Biden and his spokespeople grievously inappropriate or absurd. Most upsetting were ...
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ po-faced assurance that “the border is closed” while on the other half of the split-screen people were simultaneously wading or walking into the country illegally;
climate czar John Kerry importuning the Chinese government to decelerate their pell-mell commissioning of new coal-fired power plants;
Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s fatuous lamentation about the “lack of diversity” in the new Taliban government in Afghanistan;
and White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s assertion that the administration “welcomed the competition” of Russia’s hypersonic nuclear-tipped missiles.
The Internet assures a very widespread transmission of such howlers and the next time Biden or Blinken lay the egg about America being “back” and trusted, the Washington Post should dedicate its entire front page to Pinocchio.
... The thought of the most successful alliance in history being “led” for three more years by an American president whose round-the-clock gaffes are not protected in Europe as Biden is in the United States by a totalitarian social media platform cartel and terminally biased national political media is a subject of profound and general disconcertion.
Despite my substantial agreement with their concerns, I vigorously attempted to defend the American interest. The best I could do was to remind them that the United States was the most successful country in history and always worked out its problems and that even after three more years of this ramshackle defeatism, a nation as great as America could quickly be restored to its traditional confidence and solidity. I was not entirely persuasive: my knowledgeable British and European friends not only do not think America is back, they think it has gone mad.
Nonetheless, a war over Taiwan remains a significant risk during the next several years. If Washington stations troops on the island, as former National Security Adviser John Bolton urges, or takes other steps to establish Taiwan’s sovereignty, China probably will seize the island.
What might ensue is depicted in the novel 2034 by former Pacific Command chief John Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman: A nuclear exchange that erases a few Chinese and American cities with no victor.
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10/28/2021 15:00 Comments ||
Somebody please tell Pres. Magoo that
Xi =/= Galtieri
PLA =/= Argentine navy
Do the US troops serve a a tripwire to deter China, or does their presence up the ante and force China to go big when they make their move?
The best thing for China is to win Taiwan without fighting through territorial salami-slicing, buying up politicians, and military threats. If things do jump off, keeping the US out of the game would be a huge help.
It may be that the Chinese do the math and decide that their advantage will never be greater, so let's do it now. Just like Japan back in the 1940s. Given the current Chinese focus on unrestricted war against both civilian and military targets, I'd expect a lot of damage to CONUS in order to keep us busy at home and out of the South China Sea. Hey, didn't someone test a port-destroying weapon the other day?
[BenarNews] A pop duet taking aim at China’s army of nationalistic "Little Pink" commentators and trolls has garnered nearly 10 million views on YouTube after the singers’ accounts were blocked on Chinese social media and their songs removed from online platforms.
In the official video for "Fragile," Malaysian singer Namewee and Australian Kimberly Chen sing repeated apologies to a dancing panda, who lives in a hobbit-style house and waves a flag bearing the online insult "NMSL," frequently used by Little Pinks to wish death on the mothers of those they believe have insulted China or hurt the feelings of its people.
China frequently demands apologies from companies and celebrities if they use sensitive words not in line with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda, including the idea that Taiwan is a sovereign country that has no interest in being invaded or ruled by its larger neighbor.
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The 'water army' is the way some chinese webnovel serials described them -- people being paid 'by the click' to influence social media sites. Seems rather mainstream over there being used by businesses, wealthy people and the like as well. This has just been getting more obvious...
The NORTH KOREAN SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP ELITE have had numerous famines over the last 40 years. North Korea has ranked 1st in the world in terms of military spending as a percentage of GDP. Instead of fixing long know repeated Food supply/AG problems.
The Elitists have well documented history of letting the Worker masses starve until word leaks out internationally. eg. Many past NK famines have taken the lives of over 1 million worker level North Koreans, or about 1 in 24 persons for thir population. All while the Elites just pigged out. .
Cannibalism was widely reported by various World Agencies and numerous defectors during recent Famines. Reports of Human Meat markets and starving families even killing and eating their own infants and/or strangers.
"... That to secure these rights this loot, Governments are instituted among Men Sheep, deriving their just as much powers and payola as they can grab from the consent slaughter of the governed flock."
[Breitbart] Confidence in the U.S. economy continues to weaken despite the Biden administration’s insistence that the economy is doing great.
The share of Americans saying the economy is getting worse climbed from 63 percent in September to 68 percent in October, Gallup reported Wednesday.
This was not a case of partisan politics. Democrats and Republican views of the economy were essentially unchanged in October, according to Gallup. What happened was the percentage of independents who say economic conditions are getting worse soared nine points from 63 percent to 72 percent.
The Economic Confidence Index fell to negative 25 in October, the lowest reading since negative 33 in April 2020 and negative 28 the following month. Gallup’s index has a theoretical high score of +100, if everyone says the economy is excellent or good, and a possible low score of -100, if everyone says the economy is poor and getting worse.
Before the eruption of pandemic in the U.S., confidence was high. The Gallup index registered +41 in February 2020, the best reading since 2000. It collapsed in March and hit the nadir of -33 in April. Since then, confidence has fluctuated but has never risen above the +2 recorded in April 2021. The October decline is the fourth consecutive retreat.
Americans are increasingly mentioning economic issues as one of the most important challenges facing the U.S.
"The upticks in citations of the deficit and inflation are largely responsible for an increase in mentions of any economic issue — from 16 percent in September to 24 percent in October. The percentage of U.S. adults mentioning any economic issue as the most important has not been this high since April 2017, although the 23 percent figure from last June is similar to the current reading," Gallup said.
The rest of the "stack" of most important issues is also not good news for the Biden administraiton.
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10/28/2021 9:47 Comments ||
I have never seen an administration less concerned about the welfare and prosperity of all of the American people, not just the client tribes of the Democrats. It is as if they want to create crisis in every aspect of our lives, exploit each with a solution of more government/less freedom/more control, This is the transformation Obama talked about, but wasn't ready to accomplish because he was still busy insinuating fellow believers at middle and senior levels of all the important government agencies in DC. Now they have a puppet fool who signs anything, blathers what he reads on the teleprompter or hears in his earpiece, and only recently seems to have noticed he can get away with reciting old speech segments and dementia-laced commentary. The fractious undercurrents seen among the elites if you look carefully are about what their clients can get from the wholesale looting of whats left of our Republic. The canary in the coalmine is the Virginia gubernatorial election. If the Clinton bag-man prevails, the answer couldn't be clearer
[DW] The European Court of Justice has fined Poland €1 million per day for ignoring an EU ruling that called for the country's Supreme Court disciplinary chamber to be suspended.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ordered Poland to pay a fine of €1 million ($1.2 million) per day on Wednesday over its decision to ignore an EU ruling on Warsaw's judicial reforms.
The top EU court imposed the penalty as Poland has not suspended the disciplinary chamber of its Supreme Court, which critics say allows for the dismissal of judges on political grounds.
The ECJ had ruled in July that the chamber does not guarantee judicial impartiality, and ordered that it be suspended.
The ECJ said in a press release Wednesday that the fine was "necessary in order to avoid serious and irreparable harm to the legal order of the European Union and to the values on which that Union is founded, in particular that of the rule of law."
The European Commission had requested "financial penalties" be levied on September 9 after Poland failed to comply with the July ruling.
Other EU nations have insisted that Poland not be allowed to collect EU subsidies while disregarding the bloc's principles.
"You cannot pocket all the money but refuse the values,'' Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Wednesday, adding Poland cannot treat the EU like "a cash machine.'' He also pointed out that Poland is a major recipient of EU funds.
On Twitter, Poland's Deputy Justice Minister Sebastian Kaleta called the fine "usurpation and blackmail."
Radoslaw Fogiel, a spokesperson for the right-wing ruling party, claimed that Poland contributes more to the bloc than it receives. However, EU figures show that Warsaw is a net recipient of €12 billion a year.
EU CAN CUT FUNDS IF WARSAW REFUSES TO PAY
DW spoke with Polish MEP Radoslaw Sikorski about the ongoing dispute.
Sikorski, who opposes the current government's stance, said that Poland’s refusal to pay the fine would be a technicality. "Poland doesn't need to pay, the commission will simply deduct the money from funds that flow to Poland," he said.
He also rejected claims of blackmail made by Polish lawmakers, saying that "every international organization has some rules" that can incur punishments if broken.
As for how Poland will now proceed, Sikorski said: "I would expect Poland to fulfill the judgments of the European Court of Justice, there's no there's no way around it. We voluntarily signed up to the European legal system in our accession treaty."
The former Polish minister went on to say that while there is room to debate the relationship between EU and national courts, "the issue here is that the ruling party in Poland has packed the Constitutional Court and it's trying to pack ordinary courts."
POLAND AND ITS JUDICIARY
The disciplinary chamber of Poland's Supreme Court was set up in 2018 by the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) and is able to dismiss judges and prosecutors.
The ECJ fears this could be abused to inflict punitive sanctions on those who show independence in not bowing to political will.
Since then, the chamber is at the center of a row between the PiS and the EU.
Earlier this month, Poland's constitutional court ruled Polish law supersedes EU law when there is a conflict between the two.
Last week, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told the European Parliament the disciplinary chamber will be abolished, but he gave no timeline for when that would occur and no draft law has been introduced.
Poland has been accused of backsliding when it comes to the independence of the judiciary and press freedom by other EU member states.
The EU asserts Poland has politicized the judiciary with the placement of judges loyal to the ruling Law and Justice Party.
[National File] The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is holding a virtual meeting Tuesday October 26 to discuss authorizing a Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine for children between the ages of 5 to 11 years old.
This committee has a lot of sway with the FDA and their findings will be relevant, considering the Biden administration is getting ready to ship vaccines to elementary schools and California has already mandated the vaccine for schoolchildren pending federal authorization.
But the meeting roster shows that numerous members of the committee and temporary voting members have worked for Pfizer or have major connections to Pfizer.
Members include a former vice president of Pfizer Vaccines, a recent Pfizer consultant, a recent Pfizer research grant recipient, a man who mentored a current top Pfizer vaccine executive, a man who runs a center that gives out Pfizer vaccines, the chair of a Pfizer data group, a guy who was proudly photographed taking a Pfizer vaccine, and numerous people who are already on the record supporting Coronavirus vaccines for children. Meanwhile, recent FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is on Pfizer’s board of directors.
HERE’S THE MEETING ROSTER: Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee October 26, 2021 Meeting Draft Roster.
[Free Beacon via Gateway] The federal government gave at least $2.7 million in taxpayer money to researchers who sought out minority babies who had been aborted in order to harvest their organs, according to internal documents released Tuesday.
The University of Pittsburgh targeted minorities in its request for infant organs—including those taken from full-term babies—to create a "pipeline" for fetal research. Researchers said they needed 50 percent of the donated fetuses to be minorities and specified that 25 percent must come from black women. The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is 85 percent white and 8 percent black. Researchers stressed the importance of maintaining organ blood flow in the request, which watchdogs say could violate federal law by asking doctors to illegally preserve organs during labor-inducing abortions.
The National Institutes of Health has overseen experiments on fetal organs at the University of Pittsburgh since 2015 in what the school claimed to be a "tissue hub." Aborted babies used in this research ranged from 6 to 42 weeks of gestation, according to government documents. The grant request from the university to the government agency redacts key information, including how many fetuses were obtained and who provided them. Its language, however, raised troubling questions.
David Daleiden, founder and president of the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, called on the federal government to investigate the NIH and Pitt after obtaining more than 300 pages of information related to the program through a public records request.
LONDON — The organs of members of marginalized groups detained in Chinese prison camps are being forcefully harvested — sometimes when patients are still alive, an international tribunal sitting in London has concluded.
Some of the more than 1.5 million detainees in Chinese prison camps are being killed for their organs to serve a booming transplant trade that is worth some $1 billion a year, concluded the China Tribunal, an independent body tasked with investigating organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in the authoritarian state.
[MAGA Institute] Longtime North Carolina political hand Hal Weatherman joins the MAGA Institute Podcast to discuss his Electoral Education Foundation and the data analysis tool it has developed to identify and red-flag potential illegal voting, using the official state voter roll database.
As Hal said in the show, "There is such distrust in our voting system...but the only way to restore that trust is to hold the system accountable."
The EEF tool uses the same data analysis algorithm strategy employed by white collar crime prosecutors to identify potential money-laundering amongst millions of corporations. It takes a digital "snapshot" of the official state election voter file, as it is updated and published in regular intervals, and then archives those updates. Those archived updates will then each be analyzed for changes, known as "movements," from the previous archived file, and then those movements that have the highest correlation to illegal voting methods will be identified and isolated for further investigation.
The potentially problematic movements will be published for evaluation in such a way that they will be understandable by everyone, especially the average voter.
The beauty of this approach is that it only examines week-to-week (or daily, during the election window) changes to the file, rather than analyzing the entire file, which would be impossible given its size. E.g., the North Carolina voter file contains over 8.3MM voters, with each voter requiring perhaps 300-400 lines of code, depending on their voting history and activity.
The tool will be particularly useful for campaigns to identify potential problems within the post-election challenge period, so they can timely challenge questionable election results and preserve their right to litigate.
This approach is open and transparent to everyone and is non-partisan in operation. The tool flags potential voter fraud problems regardless of location, political party affiliation, or other potentially biased data inputs. The goal is to end illegal voting across the board, regardless of who is committing it, in order to restore the public’s confidence in our elections.
rather than analyzing the entire file, which would be impossible given its size. E.g., the North Carolina voter file contains over 8.3MM voters, with each voter requiring perhaps 300-400 lines of code, depending on their voting history and activity.
Um, no. Not impossible at all. This isn't high-dimensional data -- you're only talking about a dozen attributes at most -- and this isn't really a large number of events, either. The big data data companies routinely process events data that's orders of magnitude bigger than this. This is actually pretty trivial.
This effort is to the Woke Big Data Oligarchs as the Danes were to the Wehrmacht.
We really need to up our game, fast. Where's Peter Thiel when you need him?
Pikers... Philip Wylie's Triumph(1964) WW3 novel started with the CCF sinking freighters off the East and West Coast that were basically 'super H-bombs' and obliterating both coasts in an extremely radioactive mega-tsunami...
...but Washington also knew that the much reduced force in Europe at the time couldn't stand a Red Army onslaught if Moscow joined in. To paraphrase Lincoln, one war at a time. Korea was a delaying action while Europe was being reinforced as fast as they could. The fact that the cabal of traitors had passed the atomic bomb info on to the Soviets who subsequently detonated one, took that card out of the deck for the time being.
Besides MacArthur had been warned about the intervention by the Chinese, they even carried out an attack prior to the full blown counter attack as a demonstration they meant business. MacArthur ignored it and created situation for the debacle that followed.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.