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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Philadelphia carjackers shot by legally armed drivers 3 separate times so far in 2022
[FOX] A teenage attempted carjacker was shot and critically injured in Philadelphia after he allegedly tried to steal the vehicle of a legally armed driver, according to a local affiliate report.

Thursday marked the third time since the start of 2022 that an alleged carjacker was wounded by a legal gun owner, FOX 29 reported. According to local media, two attempted carjackers approached the 60-year-old driver around 8 p.m. local time on Cherokee Street in Mount Airy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/16/2022 08:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's a start.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/16/2022 8:30 Comments || Top||

#2  More like this, please.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 01/16/2022 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  The obvious answer is to ban guns in Philadelphia. Listen to the advice of police on how to survive a carjacking. I mean, this (the shootings of those poor, disadvantaged carjackers) would never have happened in an enlightened city like New York or Chicago! /sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/16/2022 10:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, you can imagine the baby mama wailing "My chile sholdn'a never died over some white person's property!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/16/2022 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Assault with deadly weapon charges against the suv owner in 5…4…3…2…
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/16/2022 11:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Keep up the good work.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/16/2022 16:14 Comments || Top||

Deranged man pushes Asian woman to death at Times Square subway station
[NYPOST] A deranged homeless man allegedly shoved an Asian woman to her death in front of an oncoming subway train Saturday morning in Times Square, police said.The horrifying episode unfolded at 9:40 a.m. just nine minutes after the man was caught on video on the platform at the Times Square station at West 42nd Street and Broadway, police said.

The 40-year-old woman was waiting on the southbound platform when she was shoved onto the Q train tracks and hit, police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a late afternoon press briefing in the station.

"This incident was unprovoked and the victim does not appear to have any interaction with the subject," Sewell said.

The suspect had first approached another woman, who was not Asian, who became alarmed and moved away, said Assistant Chief Jason Wilcox of the NYPD Detective Bureau.

"She feels that he was about to physically push her onto the train," he said. "As she’s walking away she witnesses the crime where he pushes our other victim in front of the train."
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Murderer is a Haitian immigrant.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 01/16/2022 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  "Deranged"? He's not deranged. He's a hateful murderer. This kind of thing happens in New York City. The perps are always black. It's not an act of derangement. It's premeditated murder.
Posted by: Sheter the Lesser9291 || 01/16/2022 3:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Does America still have mental asylums or were they all emptied out into blue states?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/16/2022 3:08 Comments || Top||

#4  They were largely emptied out by the judiciary starting over 50 years ago.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/16/2022 6:53 Comments || Top||

#5  the de institutionalization of the mentally ill really took off after the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" came out.

It was probably the most influential movie of the late 20th century.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/16/2022 6:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Does America still have mental asylums

America barely has a prison system.
Posted by: Airandee || 01/16/2022 7:23 Comments || Top||

#7  #3 Dron, our current policy is to elect the mentally ill to public office where we can keep an eye on them. But there are always some who slip out into the general population.
Posted by: Matt || 01/16/2022 7:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Where the hell in the Touchy-Feely Liberal MEDIA and Liberal Democrats on this?

Given their silence and lack of outrage. It almost has me wondering is it RACIST for Blacks to selectively murder Senior Citizen Asians?

Or, is it some strange form of broken woken social justice equalization I will never understand.

Posted by: Voldemort Scourge of the Giants6247 || 01/16/2022 8:46 Comments || Top||

#9  The vagrant was trying to get a guaranteed 3 hots and a cot for years to come.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 01/16/2022 17:38 Comments || Top||

Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh killed in drive-by shooting in Miami
[NYPOST] Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh was killed in a drive-by outside Miami, according to reports.The 28-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Shandler Beaubien, was driving a Toyota Camry
...a startlingly bourgeois choice...
through Kendall, a suburb of Miami, at the moment of the fatal attack, The Sun reported.

Two children — ages one and five — were sitting in the back with a woman, said Alvaro Zabaleta, a Miami-Dade Police Department rep.

The shooter, driving a four-door gray Lexus,
...the Cadillac of their generation?
sped away, Zabaleta said.

Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No big loss for contemporary arts I gather.

Who want smoke?? [sic]
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/16/2022 2:53 Comments || Top||

#2  In that culture, jungle music begets more jungle music.
Posted by: badanov || 01/16/2022 2:57 Comments || Top||

#3  No more Pooh rap.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/16/2022 4:51 Comments || Top||

#4  How will we ever fill this cultural gap left by this tragic incident??

Oh, well....cheetos, anyone?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2022 6:42 Comments || Top||

#5  ...In the immortal words of Jeremy Clarkson, "Oh, NO! Anyways...."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/16/2022 7:51 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 01/16/2022 15:11 Comments || Top||

#7  "He mean Lexus, but he ain't know." Buncha cussing. Funny... finally watching The Wire and saw this just a few days ago.
Posted by: Percy Snomoper7500 || 01/16/2022 22:46 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Hundreds of thousands of NYC tenants face eviction as state's pandemic-era moratorium ends Saturday: Housing Court has 200,000 pending cases that can begin Tuesday
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • New York let its eviction and foreclosure moratorium expire on Saturday

  • Those in the city will have to now apply for eviction protection and rent relief

  • Tenants' rights advocates rallied on the steps of the New York Public Library demanding another extension to the eviction moratorium until the end of June

  • Some protestors were arrested at Saturday's event, but the vast majority remained peaceful

  • Housing courts will consider cases filed by tenants and the Legal Aid Society starting on Tuesday
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  ...It will be interesting to see what happens next...in a weird, sick, watching-a-train-wreck kinda way.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/16/2022 10:49 Comments || Top||

#2  No doubt there are those who would make the moratorium permanent. But that'll never pass -- too may Democrat slumlords.
Thank God for DNC Slumlords.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/16/2022 11:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Lotta little potential Teefa recruits in that 200k.

Wonder what the cost of an outbound U-Haul from NYC will be soon
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 11:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Do many teefa types have enough stuff to fill a U-Haul?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/16/2022 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ no they're staying, M.
Gettin' ready to rumble.
It's the Normies who will Escape From New York
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 11:30 Comments || Top||

#6  So, the CHOP, but on a larger scale. That will be fun to watch from a distance.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/16/2022 11:35 Comments || Top||

#7  the Manhattan Soviet.
Ol' Buckteeth will serve the cocktails (as soon as she gets back from Florida)
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 11:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Darkie™ toothpaste guy can declare a "Summer of Love."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/16/2022 11:39 Comments || Top||

#9  The smaller slumlords (of all stripes) got hosed financially during this, CF.

The larger ones (your DNC types) tended to hold their own, but were still hurt.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/16/2022 15:52 Comments || Top||

Jan. 6 Defendant Says FBI Tried to Recruit Him to Spy on Oath Keepers
[Epoch Times] Jeremy Brown says his refusal led to 2021 arrest for being at U.S. Capitol on day of violence

A retired U.S. Army Green Beret arrested for being at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, says the FBI tried to recruit him to spy on the Oath Keepers group a few weeks before the violence at the Capitol.

Jeremy M. Brown, 47, who is being held in the Pinellas County Jail in Florida on federal misdemeanor charges related to Jan. 6, told The Epoch Times he believes his arrest and prosecution are payback for his refusal to become a confidential informant.

A federal judge ordered Brown held without bond pending his trial.

Brown said he went to the "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6 dressed in tactical gear to provide security for event organizers and for VIPs who spoke at the rally.

He said FBI agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) met with him in late 2020 and asked him to become an informant.

"On Dec. 11, 2020, the exact same Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) agents that (later) arrested me attempted to recruit me as a confidential informant," Brown said in a letter to The Epoch Times from the Pinellas County Jail. "Their ’pitch’ was intended to gauge my interest in infiltrating law-abiding citizen groups that had no criminal history and certainly were not designated ’terrorist groups.’"
Lots more at the link
Posted by: Bobby || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Huge chemical fire erupts in New Jersey with 100,000 pounds of CHLORINE pellets 'affected' and residents told to shut windows
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • An 11-alarm chemical fire erupted near the Qualco Inc chemical plant in Passaic, New Jersey on Friday night after sparking at a vacant manufacturing warehouse

  • The fire began at around 9pm at Majestic Injuries on 225 Passaic Street before spreading to multiple nearby buildings

  • Although never reaching the plant, around 100,000 pounds of chlorine pellets were reportedly affected as it produces chemicals for pools and spas

  • Nearby residents were urged to evacuate from the scene with Passaic Mayor Hector Lora previously telling locals on Facebook to close their windows

  • Only one firefighter has been injured as a result with no fatalities reported as of yet
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fighting Terror With Duct Tape, Plastic?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2022 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  That's a lot of work when a person could just put on their covid mask...
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/16/2022 14:49 Comments || Top||

#3  No covid in the air at least let it burn!
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 01/16/2022 15:13 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
US West Coast On Alert Over Volcanic Eruption In Tonga
Yesterday we had dramatic satellite footage of the eruption, today the result.
[SAHARAREPORTERS] The United States has issued a Tsunami alert for the West Coast after a gigantic underwater volcano erupted near Tonga's largest island, Tongatapu, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air.According to Australia’s meteorology bureau, the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, about 65km north of capital Nuku’alofa, caused a Tsunami measuring 1.2 metres.

On Friday the volcano sent ash, steam and gas up to 20km into the air, Tonga Geological Services said in a Facebook post.

there's more than one way to skin a cat...
there are no immediate reports of injuries or deaths so far in Tonga or elsewhere.

The US National Weather Service for the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
and the surrounding Bay Area warned residents to expect waves of up to three feet throughout the day and potential coastal floods in low-lying areas.

An alert issued afterwards warned locals to get out of the water and stay away from waterfronts, beaches, harbours, marinas and other coastal areas.

Boat operators were told to get their boats at least 180 feet up onto dry land.

"Do not go to the shore to observe the tsunami," it cautioned.

County officials in Berkeley warned, "People in Berkeley Marina, Get Out Of Your Boat And Off The Docks Now. Evacuation Order is due to a tusnami that is scheduled to arrive in Berkeley at 8.10am."

A Tsunami advisory means that strong currents and dangerous waves are imminent and people should stay out of the water.

It is one step short of a tsunami warning, which advises people to move urgently to high ground or inland.

Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Apparently there was some flooding in Santa Cruz attributed to it (per an old friend.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/16/2022 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  You couldn't distinguish the tsunami-fed waves from the regular surf in San Diego
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2022 6:34 Comments || Top||

#3  San Diego got a 3 foot wave warning. I know surfers that won't wake up early for 3 foot waves.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/16/2022 8:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Later today the White Houses is scheduled to announce every person on the West Coast will need to get their Volcano Booster shots.
☻ ☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/16/2022 8:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Wonder how much climate change chemicals were released.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/16/2022 15:47 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
New video shows 20-year-old man fatally shot by police officer trying to stop him as he was driving a construction backhoe into cars and homes in New Jersey
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Video footage shows a New Jersey police officer shot and kill a 20-year-old man who went on a destructive rampage driving a backhoe into houses and cars

  • Joshua Gonzalez of Millville was fatally shot by Vineland Police Sgt. Louis Platania on December 18 after a 30-minute police chase

  • The New Jersey Office of Attorney General released several bodycam and civilian videos along with 911 calls from the incident last month

  • The footage shows Gonzalez driving the backhoe through the streets and front lawns around 5am ramming into homes and cars- one with a female driver inside

  • An investigation is currently being conducted by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability who will decide whether criminal charges will be filed against the police officers
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 01/16/2022 9:42 Comments || Top||

#2  So the police shot another unarmed man? I mean, he didn't have a gun or anything.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/16/2022 10:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Good.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 01/16/2022 13:26 Comments || Top||

#4  flipped a cop car and damaged houses. 4 shots did the (necessary) trick. Now we'll hear all about how "he was a good boy. A considerate child. Wanted to be a pries/doctor/aspiring singer of nortenos", along with a 5th grade graduation photo and a lawsuit
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2022 14:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Honor student
Turning his life around
Milk o' human kindness
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 15:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Remember the M-6 tank stolen from the National Guard Armory in San Diego? The guy who stole it was a former armor crewman in Germany. He drove aroud for a couple of hours crushing cards and even an RV.

Tank Rampage in San Diego on the CBS Evening News 1995
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/16/2022 16:06 Comments || Top||

#7  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6UBW0wrB18
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/16/2022 16:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Good shooting. Now charge the family for the cost of ammo for this suicide by cop service call.
Posted by: Hupolulet Barnsmell6917 || 01/16/2022 17:37 Comments || Top||

#9  NMBS - remember it well. Closed the 805.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2022 18:11 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Violent unrest in Kazakhstan that began with peaceful protests over energy prices has left 225 people dead
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

Russia’s defense ministry says the troops that were deployed to Kazakhstan as violent demonstrations shook the country have returned home
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Translation: "Our GRU response units are back up to full strength."
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/16/2022 10:58 Comments || Top||

#2  When can we invite them to Portland Chiraq, Bawlmr and Philthy?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/16/2022 11:00 Comments || Top||

Two members of former Kazakh president NursultanNazarbayev’s extended family have resigned from the leadership of state oil and gas shipping companies
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Soon to open an art gallery in Almaty selling Friend of Nazarbayev Hunter Crackpipeshev's million-dollar daubings, no doubt
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 9:59 Comments || Top||

White House: Russia Prepping Pretext for Ukraine Invasion
[An Nahar] U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct "a false-flag operation" in eastern Ukraine, according to the White House.White House press secretary Jen Psaki
...a valley girl who woke up one morning and found she was spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State under Obama. A new American success story, under Biden she became spokeswoman for the whole administration, and she was even able to get her sister a job...
said the intelligence findings show Russia is also laying the groundwork through a social media disinformation campaign that frames Ukraine as an aggressor that has been preparing an imminent attack against Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine.

Psaki charged that Russia has already dispatched operatives trained in urban warfare who could use explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia's own proxy forces — blaming the acts on Ukraine — if Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
decides he wants to move forward with an invasion.

"We are concerned that the Russian government is preparing for an invasion in Ukraine that may result in widespread human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
violations and war crimes should diplomacy fail to meet their objectives," Psaki said.

Pentagon front man John Kirby described the intelligence as "very credible." A U.S. official, who was not authorized to comment on the intelligence and spoke on condition of anonymity, said much of it was gleaned from intercepted communications and observations of the movements of people.

The U.S. intelligence findings, which were declassified and shared with U.S. allies before being made public, estimate that a military invasion could begin between mid-January and mid-February.

Ukraine is also monitoring the potential use of disinformation by Russia. Separately, Ukrainian media on Friday reported that authorities believed Russian special services were planning a possible false flag incident to provoke additional conflict.

The new U.S. intelligence was unveiled after a series of talks between Russia and the U.S. and its Western allies this week in Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
aimed at heading off the escalating crisis made little progress.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Thursday said the U.S. intelligence community has not made an assessment that the Russians, who have massed some 100,000 troops on Ukraine's border, have definitively decided to take a military course of action.

But Sullivan said Russia is laying the groundwork to invade under false pretenses should Putin decide to go that route. He said the Russians have been planning "sabotage activities and information operations" that accuse Ukraine of prepping for its own imminent attack against Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.

He said this is similar to what the Kremlin did in the lead-up to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that had been under Ukraine's jurisdiction since 1954.

The Crimea crisis came at moment when Ukraine was looking to strengthen ties with the West. Russia had stepped up propaganda that Ukraine's ethnic Russians were being oppressed in eastern Ukraine.

Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Wow, it's like they're reading out their own playbook in advance.

Remember when their little buddy Georgia attacked Russia? If they'd been in NATO like a lot of people wanted, that would have led to a big shooting war. Just like this business encroaching on the Ukraine and trying to add it to NATO. Without Ukraine as a buffer state, Russia is indefensible.

Which, I guess, is the whole idea. March NATO right up to the steps of Moscow and then kick off an invasion. I wonder if they will remember to bring winter coats this time?
Posted by: Sheter the Lesser9291 || 01/16/2022 3:58 Comments || Top||

#2  The Crimea crisis came at moment when Ukraine was looking to strengthen ties with the West. Russia had stepped up propaganda that Ukraine's ethnic Russians were being oppressed in eastern Ukraine.

No, the Crimean crisis came when Ukraine's government was overthrown in a coup promulgated by western nteligence agencies.
Posted by: badanov || 01/16/2022 4:16 Comments || Top||

#3  In a zero trust society, you can't believe anyone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/16/2022 6:51 Comments || Top||

Taiwan Adds Minelaying Ships to Defenses Against China
[Real Clear Defense] Taiwan on Friday commissioned new navy minelayers to add to its defenses against giant rival China.

President Tsai Ing-wen presided over a commissioning ceremony for the navy’s First and Second Mining Operations Squadrons, which will operate ships able to automatically sow large numbers of small but powerful mines at high speed without the need for divers.

Such technologies are part of a strategy to deter any possible invasion from China, with its huge army and vast superiority in numbers of warplanes, ships and other weaponry.

China claims Taiwan as its own territory, and has stepped up its threat to bring it under its control by force if necessary with frequent military exercises and by dispatching fighter jets and other planes to fly near the island.

The initial order of four ships manufactured by Lungteh Shipbuilding is part of a drive by Tsai to revitalize the domestic arms industry and reduce Taiwan’s dependence on chief ally the United States for defensive weapons. Lungteh also produces missile corvettes, patrol boats and other craft for the Taiwanese armed forces and police, along with ones for civilian use.

The automatic mine laying system was developed by Taiwan’s Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2022 09:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Commies

North Korean hackers stole $400 mln in cryptocurrency in 2021: Chainalysis
I thought the whole point of cryptocurrencies was that they were safe from such things.
...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche...
n hackers stole around $400 million worth of cryptocurrency through cyberattacks on digital currency outlets last year, blockchain data platform Chainalysis said on Thursday.Pyongyang is under multiple international sanctions over its atomic bomb and ballistic missile developments but analysts say the North has also built up its cyber capabilities with an army of thousands of well-trained hackers who extract finances to fund the state’s weapons programs.

For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

In 2021, the hackers launched seven attacks on crypto platforms, extracting assets from "internet-connected ’hot’ wallets" and moving them to North Korean controlled accounts, according to Chainalysis.

"Once North Korea gained custody of the funds, they began a careful laundering process to cover up and cash out," Chainalysis said in a report published on its website.

"These complex tactics and techniques have led many security researchers to characterize cyber actors for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as advanced persistent threats."

The report highlighted the rise of Lazarus Group, which gained notoriety in 2014 when it was accused of hacking into Sony Pictures Entertainment as Dire Revenge for "The Interview," a satirical film that mocked leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
"From 2018 on, The group has stolen and laundered massive sums of virtual currencies every year, typically in excess of $200 million."

The hackers also target a diverse variety of cryptocurrencies, with Bitcoin, the world’s largest digital currency, accounting for only a quarter of stolen assets.

"The growing variety of cryptocurrencies stolen has necessarily increased the complexity of DPRK’s cryptocurrency laundering operation," Chainalysis said.

North Korea’s cyber-program dates back to at least the mid-1990s, but has since grown to a 6,000-strong cyberwarfare unit, known as Bureau 121, that operates from several countries including Belarus, China, India, Malaysia and Russia, according to a 2020 US military report.

The United States imposed new sanctions on North Korea this week following what Pyongyang called hypersonic missile tests on January 5 and 11.

On Friday South Korean and Japanese officials said North Korea fired an unidentified projectile eastward in its third suspected weapons test in just over a week.
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Commies

How Google RIGGED the online ad market: US tech giant is accused of manipulating ad auctions to increase Google's win rates and allocate ad spend to preferred clients - losing publishers up to 40% of revenue while raking in $370m-a-year
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Google began a secret advertising program called Project Bernanke in 2013

  • This allegedly rigged market by dropping second-highest bids from auctions

  • Firm then pooled money before allocating it to favoured publishers, it's claimed

  • This allegedly gave Google and its bidders an unfair advantage in the market
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well no shit. They run the auction AND they participate in it -- on both sides.

And it's totally opaque. Only Goggle/DoubleClick has the data about the bids - which one won, how many there were at other prices, bidding trends etc. It's not shared with anyone.

Congress made this legal -- solely in the programmatic advertising industry. Imagine if the trades on NYSE or NASDAQ were opaque, with one market maker only, both running the exchange and controlling both the buy side and the sell side, and never revealing the bid/ask spread for executed trades.

That's what our idiot rulers did in the $100 billion + programmatic as industry. Is it any wonder the Bathhouse Admin and Google's exec ranks were a revolving door? 345 WH meetings between the two.

We Are Ruled By Shamelessly Corrupt Morons
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 10:09 Comments || Top||

Given the 1000's of ships hauling cargo to the USA. Why do we still have shortages?
I’ve read that the immediate concern is that California regulations keep most truckers from being permitted to take shipping containers off the docks, so they’re piling up there, but perhaps I misunderstand.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So the docks are where BLM must go next. With bolt cutters.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/16/2022 5:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Looking at the bigger picture, since I 1st posted this site back in late Nov'ish 2021??

We are now seeing a 10x's the ships headed to various US & Central America ports. Thus bypassing the Calif. Bottle neck.

Eg. US Gulf of Mex & US Eastern US ports.

So where's the stuff?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/16/2022 5:27 Comments || Top||

#3  My OTR Trucker friend tells me that California is the most 'Semi-unfriendly' state that they transport to and from, so I wouldn't be surprised TW.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/16/2022 9:00 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ True. Under CAs rules on emissions, nearly half of available trucks are barred from ports, IIUC. ...and that's on top of trucker shortage.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 01/16/2022 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  The bays near the ports of Long Beach CA and Oakland look like parking lots now
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 10:18 Comments || Top||

So basically the Calif Liberal Socialist Democrats are the cause of the shortages on the West coast and Northern Western USA.

But still we have Panama Canal routed ships at numbers greater than the previous 2 years slipping thru in to the Gulf. We have Mexico NAFTA ports that easily handle the Calif issues?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/16/2022 13:01 Comments || Top||

#7  retards!
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 01/16/2022 15:14 Comments || Top||

#8  They're piled up everywhere.
Ship tracker:

The worker shortage created a backlog in the system, and Cali's new rules screwed them up further. Ocean shipping is rerouting itself, with Home Depot's chartered ships coming into Houston, New Orleans and Charleston via Panama.
Bear in mind, meat and produce, TP and dairy shortages are from OTR trucker shortages.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/16/2022 15:21 Comments || Top||

#9  A lot of the containerships won't fit through Panama.

Amazon is taking the initiative to build their own special long containers and send them through Panama on ships fitted with their own cranes for unloading.

All that's needed is a chassis to show up next to the ship and will get loaded with a container in a couple of minutes.
Posted by: KBK || 01/16/2022 15:57 Comments || Top||

#10  Anything to avoid building manufacturing sources here. Capital investment to sustain the Chinese economy because they are bought and paid for by the CCP. Utterly corrupt and nothing will be done by the board of directors or senior management.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/16/2022 16:14 Comments || Top||

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#1  Finally, a high-altitude aerosolized COVID vaccine, but still nothing for my crabgrass.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/16/2022 7:54 Comments || Top||

#2  George Noory's guests on Coast to Coast AM have been telling us about this for decades.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/16/2022 11:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Next climate panic? Got it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/16/2022 13:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Damned diming dumbasses. This is how you trigger the next ice age.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 01/16/2022 13:25 Comments || Top||

#5  As Art Bell's did before him, Glenmore.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/16/2022 15:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Chemtrails! Woohoo!
Posted by: Ebbemp Glolusing8629 || 01/16/2022 17:02 Comments || Top||

Fed-Ex proposes to install laser-based missile defense system on its cargo planes as a countermeasure against heat-seeking missiles
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The FAA is reviewing a proposal from FedEx after they requested a laser-based missile-defense system to be installed on their cargo planes

  • The delivery company applied for approval in October 2019 in order to use their aircrafts as a countermeasure against heat-seeking missiles called MANPADS

  • In addition, the installation of these missiles would allow the package delivery company to fly into otherwise restricted air spaces

  • The transportation agency is still in the process of reviewing the proposal and will offer the public the opportunity to comment on whether or not to approve
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the installation of these missiles would allow the package delivery company to fly into otherwise restricted air spaces

And by 'restricted air spaces', we mean contested air spaces, AKA war zones. FedEx has a bunch of planes and experience moving stuff. That could come in handy in the near future.

Along with SAM countermeasures, other popular items today are shore-based anti-ship missile systems and mine-laying ships. Kinda makes you think people are getting their ducks in a row for some big upcoming event. It is probably not the Chinese Olympics, although you can be sure China will send a delegation.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/16/2022 10:47 Comments || Top||

#2  What about their Covered Wagon Trains?

Had something shipped cross country and I think it visited all 50 states along the way.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/16/2022 11:13 Comments || Top||

#3  I want to know who's gonna write the insurance policies that cover this.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/16/2022 15:26 Comments || Top||

#4  CrazyFool same here. I live in East Tennessee. I ordered something that came from New Hampshire and it went to Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Nashville, Memphis, Mississippi, back to Memphis, Knoxville, Kinsdport, and finally here. Took 2 weeks.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/16/2022 15:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Delivery trucks next.
Posted by: KBK || 01/16/2022 16:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Almost as bad as USPS - had a package traced to 3 different places, in 3 different states, at the same time.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/16/2022 18:49 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Philippines will acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Philippines to buy India's BrahMos missile
"...Philippines became the first country in the region to acquire the BrahMos cruise missile system jointly developed by India and Russia. The ripples for this deal—years in the making—is likely to be felt for a while."
The BrahMos is a nasty beast with a 200kg warhead. Being hit by one will gut most naval vessels. This is not something the CCP will be happy about.
Posted by: magpie || 01/16/2022 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ I checked the Indian press article to see if the Twitter photo of a BrahMos had anything to do with reality (journalists and their stock photos of the wrong items.
Posted by: magpie || 01/16/2022 0:50 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Yupp. That's the Brahmos alright. It's a Republic Parade pic. It's like a military show and tell every year.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/16/2022 4:48 Comments || Top||

Beijing clears US bombs before constructing China-Laos railway
[TribunePakistan] Despite ending nearly 50 years ago, US military operations in Laos have left behind a legacy of destruction that still endangers lives today.
When did we go to war with Laos? I don't remember this. Was this under Nixon or LBJ?
On Dec 3, 2021, the China-Laos railway opened to traffic, connecting Kunming in southwest China’s Yunnan province with Lao capital Vientiane.

The railway is a landmark project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In addition to the extreme construction difficulty and risks of the project, what is less known is that the construction team also faced a deadly threat in the construction process -- a large number of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left by the United States during the Vietnam War are buried along the railway.

Laos, a close neighbour of China, is the only inland country of Southeast Asia, with mountains and plateaus covering 80 per cent of its 236,000 square kilometres.

The project took five years, during which countless hardships were experienced. Not to mention the long negotiation process, the project itself also had extremely rare difficulties and risks, such as poor meteorological and geological conditions, high environmental protection requirements, and even access to no man's land.

But what scared the workers the most was the deadly threat that they faced: a large amount of UXO from US carpet bombing during the Vietnam War, which Laos was embroiled in.

In order to block the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the supply route to the North Vietnamese forces, the United States covertly extended the battlefield into Laos at the instigation of the CIA, flying 580,000 bombing missions between 1964 and 1973, dropping more than two million tonnes of bombs (or 270 million bombs), with most being the dreaded cluster bombs.
Oh. There they are. The CIA. Again.
Within nine years, 270 million bombs in total weighing two million tonnes were dropped on Laos, equalling eight bombs per minute on average. The total number of bombs is more than that dropped during World War II.

At the time, Laos had a population of about two million people, giving each Laotian a tonne of bombs, making it "the most heavily bombed country per capita in human history."

Although the Vietnam War eventually ended, the Lao people are still living in its nightmare of destruction. According to CBS, about 80 million dropped bombs did not explode, which is 30% of the total.

For decades, these unexploded bombs have been a threat to the lives of the Lao people. Some parts of the land in Laos cannot be cultivated because of the bomb threat, and the country's national construction and economic development have been seriously affected.

From 1975 to 2008, more than 50,000 Laotians, many of them children, were killed by unexploded bombs, according to government statistics.

Ironically, the entire amount the US spent on clearing unexploded bombs in Laos between 1995 and 2013 was only equivalent to the cost of three days of bombing during the Vietnam War.
Billions for offense, not one cent for maimed children.
When then US President Barack Obama visited Laos in 2016, he promised an additional $90 million for clearing the unexploded bombs, but did not apologise for the bombing.
The apologizer-in-chief couldn't even apologize.
Posted by: Omomolet Phutch9064 || 01/16/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Lotta big numbers thrown around in there. I suspect this is Journalism Math™
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2022 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Still cleaning up what the 8th Air Force and the RAF left in Germany.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/16/2022 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  We were actually ar war with Germany when bombed them.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 01/16/2022 9:54 Comments || Top||

#4  580,000 bombing missions?
Say What?
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/16/2022 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5  I suspect this is Journalism Math™

"We just kept pressing the times button and that's what we came up with."
Posted by: SteveS || 01/16/2022 11:02 Comments || Top||

#6  The people who won their side of the war and then promptly killed half a million Laotians really love talking about The Bombing.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/16/2022 11:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Under the Hague Convention, a neutral state is responsible for expelling any belligerent force from its land. If the neutral is unwilling or unable, the other belligerent may take actions as deemed necessary.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/16/2022 11:03 Comments || Top||

#8  I call BS. Nearly 200 bombing missions every single day of the year for all ten years -- over Laos alone? Really?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 11:04 Comments || Top||

#9  Oh good! I'm glad someone came in to justify armed aggression against a neutral country. Say, what did we do when the Germans used the same excuse? Poland was launching attacks on German territory, the Germans *had* to invade to put a stop to it!

Oh that's right, they were hanged as war criminals. Tell me Kissinger doesn't deserve the same.
Posted by: Punky Elmigum9411 || 01/16/2022 14:16 Comments || Top||

#10  Ok. Kissinger doesn't deserve the same.

Now fuck off.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/16/2022 14:24 Comments || Top||

#11  I figure some of those bombs musta got dropped 10 times or more. I guess they bounce.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/16/2022 15:24 Comments || Top||

#12  Oh boy… some one thinks the Germans were telling the truth?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/16/2022 19:11 Comments || Top||

#13  Why not? People believe in 'Peace in our Time'...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/16/2022 20:38 Comments || Top||

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