17 Photos of Old Hollywood Stars Before They Were Famous
The names Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Lucille Ball, among others, are synonymous with fame and fortune. They go beyond just being actors, singers and performers and forever live on as pop culture icons. But given their legendary status, it's easy to forget that before these entertainers became shining Hollywood stars, they were just ordinary people with a glimmer of hope and a dream. From Marilyn Monroe getting her start as a brunette model to Humphrey Bogart's early days in the Navy, let's take a revealing peek behind the flashing cameras and explore old Hollywood stars before they were famous.
[NYPOST] A California deputy was shot dead and another wounded while attempting to free hostages being held by a gunman during an hours-long standoff, according to officials.
Kern County SWAT officer Phillip Campas — a Marine veteran — was killed while trying to storm a house in Wasco Sunday afternoon amid reports that hostages were "down," officials said.
Another SWAT officer was also hit, suffering "moderate" injuries, Kern County Lt. Joel Swanson told news hounds at the scene.
Deputies had first responded around 1 p.m. Sunday to calls of "possibly subjects down" inside the house — with "shooting in the background" heard in some of the 911 calls, Swanson said from the scene, about 25 miles northwest of Bakersfield.
"When deputies arrived ... a subject inside the residence began shooting at the deputies," Swanson said.
"The deputies at that time were not struck but took cover," he added, with the entire neighborhood locking down as the SWAT team was called.
The SWAT team attempted to enter the house just before 3 p.m. and "the subject began firing at them from inside of the residence," Swanson said.
"Two of our deputies were struck," he said, with union officials and neighborhood departments among those identifying the fallen officer as Campas.
What does any California murderer have to worry about?
NOTE: As of March 2019, all California executions have been halted by the far far far left Governor Gavin Newsom.
So if you are down on your luck, about to homeless and living on the streets, need medical care and treatments, starving, Pissed off with a Government official, a fellow worker/boss at a job or just want to torture and then kill a cheating spouse? Just murder someone and all your worries are covered by the taxpayers for the rest of your life.
Some Added Data:
The Ex-Husband/Murderer was violating a domestic restraining order and arrived armed with a AK-47 and handgun at the 1718 First St. address.
On arriving, one of the 3 victims upon seeing him, called 911 before being murderer.
The restraining order prohibited him from owning firearms. So once again a Criminal did not obey the law. The usual result being innocent citizens and LEO's died for the stupidity of Touchy-Feely Agenda Pandering Politicians.
The Murderer/Ex-Husband was a 41 year old male.
He proceeded to murder his family, which included the Ex-Wife, and 2 sons (24 & 17).
Just before 18:30 hrs, the murderer, still armed with the AK-47 rifle and a handgun, climbed on the roof where he was exterminated by deputies.
Given the Media's 100% censorship of Victim names and etc..
Lends me to believe a greater Agenda is the order of the day for reasons yet known.
[ToloNews] A Mi-17 helicopter belonging to Afghan Air Force made an emergency landing during an operation against the Taliban ...Arabic for students... in Nad Ali district in Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province on Monday night, the Army’s 215 Maiwand Corps said in a statement.
The statement said the helicopter made an emergency landing due to technical difficulties.
No one was hurt in the incident, the statement said, adding that those on board were evacuated from the area and the helicopter was destroyed.
The statement added that at least 30 Taliban fighters were killed in the operation conducted by the Afghan forces in the area.
Taliban has not commented on their casualties in the operation.
[ToloNews] Afghan forces retook control of Kaldar district in the northern province of Balkh as festivities continue near the provincial centers in Ghazni, Faryab and Takhar provinces.
The Hairatan border town, which is a key trade gateway and a port between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, is located in Kaldar district. The district is located along the Amu River and shares a border with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
So much for Taliban boasts about controlling 90% of the Afghan border. Here’s hoping government and local forces can hold on to the district.
The district fell to the Taliban ...Arabic for students... a month ago. It was retaken by security forces and members of the public uprising forces on Monday.
"Our forces have made good progress. We will make efforts to protect civilians," Balkh governor’s front man Adil Shah Adil said.
"We had festivities in 25 provinces in which the Afghan forces made progress," said ANDSF front man Gen. Ajmal Omar Shinwari.
Sources said that parts of Maimana city in Faryab witnessed mortar and rocket attacks by the Taliban on Sunday night.
The sources said that 16 people including three non-combatants were killed in the attacks.
Ghazni residents said festivities on the outskirts of the city of Ghazni have affected their daily life, especially during the night.
"People don’t feel safe. They are afraid of mines, and bullets that might hit them when they are out," said Abdul Rahim, a resident of Ghazni.
"There is fear among the people when they are traveling because the Taliban are on one side and the government is on the other," said Reza Husain, a Ghazni resident.
This comes as First Vice President Amrullah Saleh in a social media post on Monday blamed Pakistain for supporting the Taliban and said the group has not changed.
[AlAhram] The survivors, who are from Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia ... The Gambia is actually surrounded by The Senegal on all sides but its west coast. It has a population of about 1.7 million. The difference between the two is that in colonial days Senegal was ruled by La Belle France and The Gambia (so-called because there's only one of it, unlike Guinea, of which there are the Republic of Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, New Guinea, the English coin in circulation between 1663 and 1813, and Guyana, which sounds like it should be another one) was ruled by Britain... , reported the vessel had stopped due to an engine problem, then capsized amid bad weather, Safa Msehli, a spokesperson for IOM said
A boat carrying African migrants colonists capsized off Libya's coast Monday, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead, a UN migration official said.
The vessel left the western coastal town of Khums on Sunday, Safa Msehli, a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration, said.
She said there were at least 75 migrants colonists on board, including women and kiddies.
Eighteen of the migrants colonists were rescued and returned to shore by fishermen and Libya's coasties, Msehli said.
The capsizing was the latest disaster in the Mediterranean Sea involving migrants colonists seeking a better life in Europe.
There has been a spike in crossings and attempted crossings from Libya in recent months. Amnesia Amnesty International has said that in the first six months of this year, more than 7,000 people intercepted at sea were forcibly returned to detention camps in Libya.
Libya has in recent years emerged as the dominant transit point for migrants colonists fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. The oil-rich country plunged into chaos following a NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... -backed uprising that toppled and killed longtime autocrat Muammar Qadaffy ...a reminder that a single man with an idea can change an entire nation, usually for the worse... in 2011.
Rights groups and officials at UN agencies that work with migrants colonists and refugees have for years cited survivor testimony about systematic abuse in detention camps in Libya.
These include forced labor, beatings, rapes and torture. The abuse often accompanies efforts to extort money from families before migrants colonists are allowed to leave Libya on traffickers' boats.
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07/27/2021 00:00 ||
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[DW] Officials said the attack by unidentified shooters on cycle of violences "targeted civilians" in Banibangou — near the jihadist-plagued tri-border region spanning Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
Armed men killed 14 civilians in an attack on a village in western Niger, the government said on Monday.
The area near Niger's restive border with Mali is prone to jihadist attacks.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE ATTACK
The attack took place on Sunday when shooters "targeted civilians, killing 14, including nine working in fields," the Interior Ministry said, adding that one person was maimed.
Gunmen on motorbikes shot up around 3 p.m. in a village in the Banibangou district, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the border with Mali, according to the ministry.
An investigation was underway to bring trial those responsible for "these cowardly and barbaric attacks," the ministry said.
VIOLENCE PLAGUES TRI-BORDER REGION Banibangou is located in what is known as the three-borders region, between Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.
For years, the area has been the center of deadly attacks by jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group.
Similar attacks have repeatedly occurred in the region despite security efforts by authorities. Gunmen on motorbikes flee across the border into Mali after their raids.
An attack by suspected jihadists in the same district left 66 people dead in March.
Last month, 19 people were killed in an attack on villages in Tondikiwindi, in a neighboring district.
Some 1,200 Chadian soldiers are deployed in the three-borders region by the G5 Sahel group — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
London: A woman wearing a Charlie Hebdo shirt was attacked by a knife wielding man at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park. The suspect has not been apprehended. The UK has been subject to regular Islamically-inspired violent attacks for many years. https://t.co/i9rlGBJlMn
Five secret documents allegedly showing Iranian plans to hack infrastructure in Western countries', including in Europe, were publicized by Sky News late Monday.
Although there are reports of such hacks by Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... and others in the past, it is unusual for a media organization to obtain actual internal planning documents for Unit 13, the cyber unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Some of the potential hacks, which the IRGC cyber group may be planning according to the report, would be against a cargo ship's ballast water system. This could cause a ship irreparable damage.
The ballast water system helps balance the ship in certain circumstances by pumping water into special tanks on the ship, and tampering with the system could harm this crucial process.
Another Iranian plot appeared to be to hack the automatic tank gage of certain gas stations which could stop the flow of gas or in a worst case scenario, even cause a kaboom, the report said.
In addition, the 57 pages described attempts to hack maritime communications devices.
Sky News interviewed UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace who talked more generally about the sorts of threats described in the documents as serious and clearly did not deny them.
Another anonymous source in the report said that the documents described early stages of planning for a cyber attack, but did not clarify how far along the plans went.
It was unclear who leaked the documents, but the leak appeared designed to embarrass Iran before European countries to potentially influence their views on a range of issues regarding the Islamic Theocratic Republic.
Currently there is a standoff regarding whether Iran and the US will return to the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal and undermining EU trust in Tehran could also destabilize those already fraught negotiations.
The EU has given Iran the cold shoulder before diplomatically after terror operations from the IRGC were uncovered in continental Europe, but has not publicly retaliated using force the way that the US and Israel sometimes have (or at least where attacks were attributed to them).
[NATION.PK] 46 Afghan soldiers including 5 officers have been returned to Afghan govt authorities at Nawapass Bajaur today at 0035 hours, Pakistain Standard Time.
According to Inter Service Public relations(ISPR), the Afghan National Army and Border Police were given safe passage into Pakistain, on their own request, by Pakistain Army in Arundu Sector of Pak-Afghan International Border, Chitral, on 25th July.
After necessary clearance, the Afghan soldiers crossed into Pakistain with their weapons, ammunition and communication equipment.
The said soldiers have now been amicably returned to Afghan authorities on their request along with their weapons and equipment.
Pakistain will continue to extend all kinds of support to our Afghan brethren in time of need, said ISPR.
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07/27/2021 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] The army intercepted an infiltrator who tried to swim from Leb ...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that... into Israel via the sea overnight, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Monday.
IDF lookouts spotted the suspect, and naval vessels were dispatched.
Troops arrested the suspect close to the point where he crossed the water border, the IDF said in a Monday statement. Israel and Lebanon have no diplomatic relations and are technically in a state of war, with a disputed maritime border.
The suspect was found to be unarmed and was taken away for questioning.
It marked the fourth time in recent days that infiltrators have tested Israel’s borders.
[Jpost] The ministry claimed that the alleged agents intended to use the weapons in order to carry out assassinations.
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claimed that it has arrested a network of Mossad agents and seized a heavy shipment of weapons and ammunition after they entered Iran through its western border, according to Fars News Agency.
Were they also bringing in spy squirrels and swarms of drone flies?
The ministry claimed that the alleged agents intended to use the weapons during the ongoing protests taking place throughout Iran in order to carry out assassinations and that Israel attempted to carry out “acts of sabotage” in various places during the recent presidential elections.
The ministry stated that the Mossad network in the area was “hit hard” after Iran managed to thwart the alleged sabotage attempts. The seized weapons included pistols, grenades and shotguns, according to the ministry, which added that some of the weapons have been used to “provoke clashes” during protests.
The Intelligence Ministry thanked the people of Iran for their “constant vigilance” and called on all citizens to be more vigilant and aware of “suspicious offers,” especially on the Internet.
The announcement comes as protests continue across Iran for a third week in light of a severe drought and water crisis in southwestern Iran, and the day after anti-government protests broke out in Tehran. A video shared on social media showed protesters marching down the streets of the capital on Monday shouting slogans such as “Death to the dictator” and “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon: I will sacrifice my life for Iran.”
Additionally on Tuesday, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it had killed two “terrorists” and captured another in the West Azerbaijan province in northwestern Iran. The IRGC claimed that the three member team planned to carry out “sabotage and anti-security measures,” according to Fars.
Three additional suspects who intended to protect the “terrorists” were also arrested, according to the report. A “considerable amount” of weapons, ammunition and explosives were seized in the arrest, according to Fars.
On Monday, the Judiciary Office in the Fars Province announced that 11 members of a “terrorist-takfiri group” controlled by leaders located outside of Iran were arrested in the Fars Province. An additional 25 individuals connected to the group were arrested in other provinces in a coordinated operation, according to the announcement.
“Takfiri” is a term used by Iran and pro-Iranian groups to refer to hard-line, Islamist militants.
The Judiciary Office added that the group had released a number of video clips on the Internet to spread terror and declare their existence. The office did not state what the name of the group was or where exactly its leaders are located.
“The group intended to carry out simultaneous terrorist operations in several provinces of the country which was plotted with the intelligence and financial cooperation of two intelligence services of the European countries and certain regional states but they were thwarted, thanks to the vigilance of judicial officials,” said the head of the Judiciary Office, according to Fars.
Protests in Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... are entering their third week, with widespread arrests of protesters and deadly use of force.
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.