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‘IS militants’ launch attacks in Chechnya; five killed
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Texas Man Gets 6 Years for Attempting to Bomb Confederate Statue
[Breitbart Texas] A federal judge in Houston sentenced a local man to spend more than six years in prison after he attempted to blow up a statue honoring a Civil War Confederate Army lieutenant. The man pleaded guilty to federal charges of attempting to damage property receiving financial assistance.

A federal judge in Houston sentenced 26-year-old Andrew Cecil Earhart Schneck to more than six years in prison following his guilty plea earlier this year, according to FOX26 Houston. A police officer arrested the man after he attempted to blow up a Confederate statue honoring Lt. Richard Dowling. The statue was erected to honors Dowling’s defeat of a Union invasion force at the Battle of Sabine Pass in 1863, Fox reported. The judge also imposed a $10,000 fine.

A park ranger encountered Schneck in almost one year ago after he was found attempting to plant an explosive device at the statue located at Houston’s Herman Park, Breitbart Texas reported. The attempted bombing followed a Black Lives Matter protest earlier in the day at the scene of a different Confederate statue. Protesters that included activists from Black Lives Matter, the Brown Berets, anarchists, communists and Democratic Socialists, along with others from the "Destroy the Confederacy!" movement.
Update at 7:00a.m: Heavy.com has more about Andrew Schneck, including affluent parents, a BA in chemistry, a reputation as a socially awkward loner, and a previous conviction for misbehaviour with explosives.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2018 03:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We need more judges like this.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 3:38 Comments || Top||

#2  'We'? What'd you do, move to Miami or something?
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 4:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Because it's the same war, Albert.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 4:23 Comments || Top||

#4  bombing seems to be a terrorist tactic.

Time to declare the racist BLM a terrorist group?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/22/2018 6:56 Comments || Top||

#5  The bomber couldn't have picked a worse subject. Lt. Dowling legally immigrated from Ireland as a child, moved to Houston, married well and started opening saloons. There is no record of Dowling ever owning slaves, he simply had a natural talent with artillery--ship borne and on land. He and his 48 men prevented a Union invasion up the Sabine River by a force of 5000 men and gunboats. He passed during a Houston yellow fever epidemic in 1867 at approximately 30 years of age.
Posted by: brujotejano || 08/22/2018 9:57 Comments || Top||

#6  A feel-good story for the day. More prosecutions and convictions for bad behavior might actually reduce the incidences of such criminal behavior.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 12:35 Comments || Top||


Paul Manafort Guilty of Eight Counts of Fraud
[WSJ] The jury in the Paul Manafort trial has found the former Trump campaign chairman guilty of eight counts of fraud. The judge declared a mistrial on the other ten counts he faced.

Also...

*Of Verdicts, Manafort Found Guilty on All Five Counts of Tax Fraud

*Manafort Also Found Guilty on One Count of Failure to File a Report on a Foreign Bank Account

*Manafort Also Found Guilty on Two Counts of Bank Fraud

*Mistrial Declared on Remaining Foreign-Bank-Account Charges and Bank-Fraud Counts

Related: Townhall - A Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Paul Manafort Case
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  First imprisonment in the history of the U.S. of a person associated with a duly elected President, unapproved by the leftists, via an investigation based on a nothing burger conspiracy until actual dirt could be found by radicals and the corrupt DC Establishment class.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 08/22/2018 2:04 Comments || Top||

#2  The very next day after sentencing the President must pardon Manafort based on the fact that this is an unorthodoxed, politicalĺy charged witch hunt.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 08/22/2018 2:37 Comments || Top||

#3  "First imprisonment in the history of the U.S. of a person associated with a duly elected President".

Ebbavir, you're kidding right? I don't think you are.

President Harding's Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior 1921-1923.
Lewis Libby.
Watergate.
And so on.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/22/2018 6:22 Comments || Top||

#4  [cough]Billy Sol Estes[cough]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/22/2018 8:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Ebbavirt forgot his /sarc tag.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/22/2018 10:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Convicted of eight counts of nothing to do with Trump.

Billy Sol Estes! Now there's a blast from the past. Thank you, Alan Sherman
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 17:48 Comments || Top||

#7  A guy, that was a GUY before he became P.Trump's guy in a trial that cost more than he 'defrauded'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 17:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Didn't Susan McDougal do time?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 23:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Whitewater convictions. The Clintons skated again.

Recall that Marc Rich was covicted of tax evasion, racketeering and busting sanctions with Iran (Clinton pardoned him the last day of his presidency).
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 23:33 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Steven Tyler Wants Trump To Stop Playing Aerosmith Songs At His Rallies
[Variety] - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is demanding President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies, like the one held at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia on Tuesday (August 21). The band’s 1993 hit "Livin’ on the Edge" was played as Trump devotees entered the venue, which has a capacity of 13,500. Tyler has in turn sent a "cease and desist" letter through his attorney Dina LaPolt to the White House accusing the President of willful infringement in broadcasting the song, which was written by Tyler, Joe Perry and Mark Hudson.

Citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits "any false designation or misleading description or representation of fact ... likely to cause confusion ... as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person," Tyler’s attorney contends that playing an Aerosmith song in a public arena gives the false impression that Tyler is endorsing Trump’s presidency.

Comic relief - here's a link to Tyler fucking up the National Anthem at the Pats / Ravens AFC Championship game back in January 2012, which the Patriots won in spite of this cock-up!
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 15:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tyler’s attorney contends that playing an Aerosmith song in a public arena gives the false impression that Tyler is endorsing Trump’s presidency.

Yeah, that OR that the campaign paid the royalty fee to ASCAP or BMI or whoever to get the rights to play the song.

As mentioned the other day, it's like Trump has some super power that makes his enemies reveal themselves as idiots, scoundrels, whoremongers, and commies.

Via la Wiki: The Lanham (Trademark) Act is the primary federal trademark statute of law in the United States. The Act prohibits a number of activities, including trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and false advertising.

link to Tyler fucking up the National Anthem
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 17:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Fuck off, horse face.

Your songs suck anyway.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/22/2018 17:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Would the last two entertainers with balls, please stand up.
Posted by: Jack Salami || 08/22/2018 20:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Would the last two entertainers with balls, please stand up.

I saw a blurb the other day that Lana del Ray will be performing in Israel despite the massive pushback she was getting from the usual suspects. She may be an airhead, but she has more sand than Steven Tyler.

Wherever did we get the idea that entertainers were some sort of moral or intellectual leaders? I'd sooner get advice from the neighbor's dog.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 21:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Why the long face, Mr. Tyler?
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 23:32 Comments || Top||


Stormy Daniels To Appear At Salisbury (MA) Club
1) You have to check out the picture of this place for the laugh of the day. 2) I have always regarded Salisbury, MA as one of the sleaziest cities in Mass, even with Brockton, Chelsea, Lynn & Revere in that lineup.
[Salem News] - SALISBURY ‐ Stormy Daniels, the porn star who gained international notoriety when it was revealed she was paid $130,000 to keep quiet regarding an alleged extramarital affair with President Donald Trump, is taking her national tour to Kittens Gentlemen’s Club next month.

In a Tweet, Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, confirmed she will perform at the Bridge Road adult entertainment club Sept. 7 and 8.

Trump has repeatedly denied allegations he had an affair with the adult movie actor while he was running for president.

The club began advertising the show Friday with an announcement on its Facebook page and Sunday morning on the sign outside the business. Tickets are on sale and expected to go fast, according to Kittens’ Facebook page.

"We just had Bridget the Midget there so when we took her sign down, we put her’s (Daniels) up," club owner Kevin Moury said Sunday.
Yes, 'Bridget the Midget' on a brass pole. I rest my case.
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 11:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What, no donkey show?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Linkey is a "private mode" thingie. Here's a shot of the club. Makes me itch just looking at the place...and not in a good way.

Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 08/22/2018 13:19 Comments || Top||

#3  What, no donkey show?

Well, she does seem to be working for the Dems.
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 13:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Makes me itch just looking at the place...and not in a good way.

Don't get too close because that will make you itch too ... and not in a good place.
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 13:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Avenatti to appear at CNN
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/22/2018 14:27 Comments || Top||

#6  From polishing the knob of the future Leader of the Free World to squatting for singles at a biker bar. Life is good.
Posted by: regular joe || 08/22/2018 15:25 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
"Top Gun" Sequel Starts Filming This Week
About damn time!
[Virginia Military News] - The highway to the danger zone will run through Hampton Roads.

The sequel to the 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" is being filmed aboard the Norfolk-based USS Abraham Lincoln this week, according to the Navy. The original film inspired a generation of fighter pilots and served as a recruiting bonanza for the Navy.

The much-anticipated sequel began shooting May 31, according to a photo on Tom Cruise’s Instagram account. The photo featured him in a flight suit near a fighter jet with the same helmet he wore in the original film and referenced an oft-quoted line from the original movie: "I feel the need, the need for speed."
I can see the lefty movie reviews being written already - 'A paean to toxic masculinity', etc., as it rakes in serious box office. Bring it on!
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 11:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe they'll give Kelly McGillis a new and improved character based upon developments post the original movie.

That'll shut the left up (maybe).
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 08/22/2018 13:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "Drives up in a Subaru, wearing comfortable shoes..."
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2018 13:33 Comments || Top||

#3  All female cast including fem on fem romantic interest?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 13:50 Comments || Top||

#4  That'll shut the left up (maybe)

She'll probably be an outcast now.
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 14:39 Comments || Top||

#5  That'll shut the left up (maybe)

Hah?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 14:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Coincidence Iran has a new F-5? I think not.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/22/2018 15:44 Comments || Top||

#7  All female pilots except the metrosexual male lead and the homophobic women-hating *stupid* male senior officer that obviously comes from "Flyover country" (bonus points if he is a religious hypocrite)...
Posted by: magpie || 08/22/2018 17:12 Comments || Top||

#8  More like 'Geriatric Gun' by now.
Pretty limp.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 17:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Iceman : You two really are cowboys.

Maverick : What's your problem, Kazansky?

Iceman : You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous.

Maverick : That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous. And I'm shooting dust. (Last line added for the new installment.)
Posted by: Anomolous Sources || 08/22/2018 18:14 Comments || Top||


Mollie Tibbetts case: Body found believed to be missing Iowa jogger; murder charge filed with Illegal migrant
[ABC] A first-degree murder charge was filed on Tuesday against a young man in the case of missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts, state officials said Tuesday.

The suspect, 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera, is an undocumented immigrant who lives in the rural area where the college student vanished one month ago, according to Rick Rahn of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Some might refer to Rivera as an illegal alien.
A body recovered Tuesday morning in a farm field is believed to be Tibbetts, Rahn said, but the identity has not yet been confirmed.

Tibbetts, a 20-year-old rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, disappeared the evening of July 18 while jogging in the rural farming town of Brooklyn, a close-knit community of about 1,500 residents.

A critical break in the case was finding a local person with security cameras showing Tibbetts jogging, Rahn said.

"Through that we were able to identify a vehicle that we believed belonged to Mr. Rivera," Rahn said. "From that we were able to track his patterns and the routes that he took. We were also able to find Mollie running on this video and we were able to determine that he was one of the last ones to have seen Mollie running."

In an interview, Rivera told authorities he saw Tibbetts running, got out of his car and ran alongside of her, Rahn said.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I am so f-ing tired of cow beating illegals hired on iowa dairy farms. My question is what piece of shit farmer hired him?!

We may never know. By the way, it is a crime to film -video cattle abuse there. This wet turd was clearing living in plain sight.

Four years ago I spent a wedding party weekend at Breezy Point with one of these factory farm owners. Looking back on our conversations about his illegal Mexicans. "Rough with the cattle" was an understatement. I should have beat him with own boots.

The money involved was impressive with all milk being delivered to a nearby factory frozen dairy factory.

Making Mollie's rape and murder happen for the want of cheap ice cream.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/22/2018 6:04 Comments || Top||



#4  ICE could stay busy for the next 20 yaers if they consentrated on illegal construction workers in GA.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||

#5  As a construction worker in east Marietta I have plenty of tips for them besoeker.
Posted by: Chris || 08/22/2018 11:42 Comments || Top||

#6  A sad story. Sad for the family.

The left was so hoping the guy would be a right-wing conservative loner with neo-Nazi leanings who owned lots of firearms, beat his wife, children and dog and voted for Trump.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 12:16 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Morocco moves toward return of military service
[ARABNEWS] Morocco’s government is moving to restore military service, with men and women between the ages of 19 and 25 expected to serve a year in the army, navy or air force.

King Mohammed VI’s ministerial council on Monday approved the draft law that is expected to comfortably win politicians’ backing when tabled for parliamentary debate in October.

The council said the aim is "to strengthen the sense of citizenship among young people."

The plan provoked an immediate outcry on social media. Critics argued that the government wants to turn young Moroccans, among the hardest hit by unemployment, into brainwashed patriots.

Refusing to serve could be punished with 1 to 3 months in prison and a fine.

Morocco abolished military service in 2006 to save money.



Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Certainly enough migrants for conscription.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 11:40 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Obama Praised South African President Who Is Stealing Farm Land from Whites
[Independent Sentinel] Potential genocide looms over South Africa and the nation’s President has begun to steal farmland. It’s a good time to remember that in early August, Barack Obama went to the country and praised the land grabbing racist President Cyril Ramaphosa.

STEALING LAND FOR ONE-TENTH OF ITS VALUE
The South African government has begun to seize white-owned farmland. He reportedly filed legal papers to expropriate two farms for one-tenth of their estimated value.

The filings, involving two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo, come as the African National Congress government is seeking to amend the country’s constitution to allow outright seizures of land with no compensation.

The ANC’s leader also has recently argued that pure expropriation is allowed anyway now "in the public interest."

The Akkerland Boerdery wants $200 million for the farm but the government wants to give them $20 million. What makes the case unique is the owners were not given the opportunity to dispute the claim in court as the law requires.

The seizures are part of a broad program of land redistribution and reparations that the post-Apartheid government claims they are entitled to have.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2018 13:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It worked out so well in Southern Rhodesia that the South Africans are imitating it.
Nothing so complementary as imitation.
There is a chance they won't all starve, the Soviet Union is dead and all of those collective farm gurus and experts are no longer starving millions.
I predict this will get very ugly before it is resolved. If the current regime has not enacted and enforced gun control, there will be blood. Most of the old South African Army, the one that pot shotted a lot of Cubans was very well trained.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/22/2018 15:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Funny, I haven't seen the MSM digging this up and commenting on it for their loyal bubble viewers.
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 23:34 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuela hit by 7.3-magnitude earthquake
Buildings in the capital Caracas have been evacuated and shaking has been felt across the Caribbean.

Venezuela’s northern coast has been rocked by a powerful earthquake that was felt across the Caribbean and sent people rushing out into the streets hundreds of kilometres away in the capital, Caracas.

The United States Geological Survey said a 7.3-magnitude earthquake had struck off the South American country’s northern coast at 5.31pm local time on Tuesday, 38km east of the city of Carúpano. The Colombian Geological Service said it was a 7.0-magnitude quake.

The earthquake was felt more than 600km further east in Caracas, where the crisis-stricken nation’s political leaders were celebrating a new economic plan they claim will rescue Venezuela’s crumbling economy.

According to Associated Press, the confusing moments after the quake were captured on state television as Diosdado Cabello, one of Venezuela’s most powerful politicians, was delivering a speech at a march. “Quake!” those around him yelled as Cabello and others looked from side to side.

“I had never felt such a strong earthquake 😨,” tweeted María Ramírez Cabello, a Venezuelan journalist who was in Ciudad Bolívar at the time of the quake, alongside images of people running out of a supermarket.

Footage posted on social media by another Venezuelan journalist showed terrified residents racing out into the street after the quake struck.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  wonder if the value seen on the Richter scale had any zeros lopped off.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/22/2018 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Magnitude 6.2 earthquake
171 miles from Coos Bay, OR · 4:31 AM
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 17:38 Comments || Top||



Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia is preparing to search for a nuclear-powered missile that was lost at sea months ago after a failed test
[CNBC] Moscow is preparing to recover a nuclear-powered missile lost at sea, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.

Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged earlier this year that the new missile had unlimited range.

The missile was tested four times between November and February, each resulting in a crash, according to sources who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity.

A nuclear-powered Russian missile remains lost at sea after a failed test late last year, and Moscow is preparing to try to recover it, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.

Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway and Russia. The operation will include three vessels, one of which is equipped to handle radioactive material from the weapon's nuclear core. There is no timeline for the mission, according to the people with knowledge of the report.

The U.S. intelligence report did not mention any potential health or environmental risks posed by possible damage to the missile's nuclear reactor.

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled the new nuclear-powered missile in March, boasting it had unlimited range. Yet, the weapon has yet to be successfully tested over multiple attempts.

Russia tested four of the missiles between November and February, each resulting in a crash, people who spoke on the condition of anonymity previously told CNBC. The U.S. assessed that the longest test flight lasted just more than two minutes, with the missile flying 22 miles before losing control and crashing. The shortest test lasted four seconds and flew for five miles. Russia has denied the missile test failures.

If the Russians are able to regain possession of the missile, U.S. intelligence analysts expect Moscow will use the procedure as a blueprint for future recovery operations. It is unclear whether the other missiles are missing at sea, too.

While the report didn't address the potential effects of possible damage to the weapon's reactor, there remain concerns that radioactive material could leak.

"It goes without saying that if you fire a missile with a nuclear engine or energy source, that nuclear material will end up wherever that missile ends up," said Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  "Andrei, you lost another nuclear powered missile?"
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 1:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Has anyone seen the Glomar Explorer recently?
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 2:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged earlier this year that the new missile had unlimited range

A nuclear-powered Russian missile remains lost at sea after a failed test late last year

It may still have unlimited range and not really 'lost'. It may just be wandering the seafloor looking for a mate.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/22/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4  "It goes without saying that if you fire a missile with a nuclear engine or energy source, that nuclear material will end up wherever that missile ends up,"

I seen this movie. This giant lizard...
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2018 11:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Gosh,

If our CIA was worth a hot steaming pile of crap, they would already have the danged thing in some lab in Aberdeen, dismantled and reverse engineered...
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/22/2018 15:35 Comments || Top||

#6  It may still have unlimited range and not really 'lost'. It may just be wandering the seafloor looking for a mate.
It is :...pining for the fjords?", eh?
Posted by: magpie || 08/22/2018 15:40 Comments || Top||


#8  I would have imagined sensing point source radiation clusters from orbit would be common by now. Unless of course their range is too cluttered.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 17:35 Comments || Top||

#9  Wasn't this the plot for a James Bond movie? I forget which one
Posted by: Shake || 08/22/2018 21:45 Comments || Top||


China: high speed rail Suifenhe-Vladivostok cost-effective
[1Prime.ru] China considers it cost-effective to build a high-speed railroad line from the Chinese border city of Suifenhe to Vladivostok, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev told reporters.

According to him, the cost of the BCM with a length of 180 kilometers is estimated at 7 billion dollars.

"The Chinese company has almost completed a feasibility study, and we have now looked at it - it's enough in-depth considering the situation in both the border areas of China and the Russian Far East," Trutnev said on Tuesday, discussing results of the meeting of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission.

Posted by: 3dc || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Horse$hit. What do they really want?
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 2:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Chinese are quietly settling (nearly empty) Russian Far East, gorb.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 2:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Russia should have upgraded the trans-Siberian railway long ago and made an effort to get in on the Pacific Rim economy in a big way.

If I were Putin I'd (1) do what I could to turn Vladivostok into a sort of Hong Kong with a minimal gov footprint and low taxes to draw in shipping, and encourage settlers from Indian and Latin-American (that have no claim to the area) to move there to counter the Chinese population in the area.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/22/2018 10:58 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
IAEA Says No Indication N. Korea Nuclear Activities Stopped
[AnNahar] The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said it had not seen any indication that nuclear activities in North Korea have stopped despite its pledges to denuclearize.

"The continuation and further development of the DPRK's nuclear program and related statements by the DPRK are a cause for grave concern," said a report by the ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), referring to North Korea's official name.

The report, published late Monday, by director general Yukiya Amano is to be submitted to an IAEA board meeting in September.

In 2009 Pyongyang expelled IAEA inspectors from its Yongbyon nuclear site and has since refused to allow IAEA inspections on its territory.

The watchdog has stepped up monitoring through open source information and satellite imagery, it said.

"As the Agency remains unable to carry out verification activities in the DPRK, its knowledge of the DPRK's nuclear program is limited and, as further nuclear activities take place in the country, this knowledge is declining," it said.

Between late-April and early-May, there were indications of the operation of the steam plant that serves the radiochemical laboratory at the Yongbyon site, according to the report.

However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
the steam plant was not operative long enough to have supported the reprocessing of a complete core from the experimental nuclear power plant reactor, it added.

The report added steam charges and the outflow of cooling water at the Yongbyon experimental nuclear power plant had also been observed "consistent with the reactor's operation."

"Since December 2015, when the current operational cycle started, there have been indications consistent with several short periods of reactor shutdown. However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
none of these periods were of sufficient duration for the complete reactor core to have been discharged. The Agency's observations indicate that the current operational cycle is longer than the previous one," it said.

It also found "indications consistent with the use of the reported centrifuge enrichment facility located within the plant, including the operation of the cooling units as well as regular movements of vehicles."

North Korea's 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...
and U.S. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June.

At the meeting the pair struck a vague agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, but there has been little movement since.

Before this, Kim met South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April for their first summit. They agreed to push for a declaration of an end to the Korean War this year.

The two leaders are due to meet again in September.

The IAEA has said previously it stands ready to help verify any future agreements between the U.S. and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
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#1  Because the UN fears and hates Trump as much as if not more than the Dems, I would say this is mostly an attempt to denigrate the ongoing dialogue between DJT and Fat Boy
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/22/2018 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Or the IAEA wants to horn in to take credit.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/22/2018 11:49 Comments || Top||

#3  And ...
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 13:33 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Australia Enforces Immigration Laws Against … Local Pacific Islanders
[Barely A Blog] The Economist: "Australia is kicking Kiwis out, and New Zealand is unhappy about it."

In 2014 a conservative prime minister, Tony Abbott, tightened deportation rules. Any foreigner sentenced to a year in jail now fails a "character test" and has to leave the country. Kiwis may live and work freely in Australia. Since about 650,000 do so, the rule hits them the hardest. Since the law was changed, at least 1,200 New Zealanders have been cast back across the Tasman Sea. Oz Kiwi, an advocacy group, estimates that around 170 New Zealanders are currently in detention centres awaiting deportation, more than any other nationality.

... Australia makes no concessions for those who came as children but never changed their passports. Neither does it for juvenile offenders, or petty criminals with short sentences that cumulatively add up to 12 months, even if those were suspended. Historic crimes were once ignored, but the law now works retroactively, counting ancient infringements committed overseas as well as recent ones in Australia.

Some prior offenders are stopped at airports.

... New Zealanders of Maori or Pacific Islander descent are disproportionately affected by the changes, because they are more likely than average to have convictions. About 60% of New Zealanders who have been deported from Australia since 2014 are "brown", as Joanne Cox of Oz Kiwi puts it. Citizenship is reserved mostly for the skilled and relatively wealthy: only about 8.4% of New Zealanders who arrived in Australia in the decade after 2001 got passports. The rate for Maoris was below 3%.

Paul Hamer, a researcher at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand’s capital, suggests that Australia’s souring mood has been fed by "dissatisfaction" at New Zealand’s openness to Pacific migration. It threw open its doors to the region at a time when Australia still banned all but white immigrants (today it sets annual quotas for newcomers from the Pacific). People of Pacific Islander descent are 8% of New Zealand’s population. Politicians in Canberra, the Australian capital, have complained for decades that such migrants exploit a "backdoor" to Australia.

... conservative coalition government under Malcolm Turnbull is so concerned about border control that last year it rebuffed New Zealand’s offer to resettle asylum-seekers from detention centres run for Australia’s benefit in Nauru, a tiny Pacific island state, and Manus island, part of Papua New Guinea. Almost 1,600 "boat people" remain in the controversial camps, with no idea of when they might be released. ("Australia is kicking Kiwis out, and New Zealand is unhappy about it")

Does Australia do anything about non-indigenous immigration, say from China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam? Or, is enforcement just against the Pacific Islander Maori, who are, face it, indigenous to the region, to New Zealand? What about Muslim, South-Asian migrants?
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#1  There should be zero immigration of anyone who's been to jail!

There should be zero immigration of anyone who will earn less than average wage.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/22/2018 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Laws always affect those who follow them most.
People who don't follow the law aren't bothered by them. Until they're caught.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/22/2018 7:19 Comments || Top||


Economy
With Love Of Tech And Beer, Couple Left IT Jobs To Open Store For Homebrewers
[Forbes] While Desiree picked Bionic Woman dolls over Barbies, Dave was busy taking his toys apart and attempting to put them back together.

They both attended college in the 1980s, a time when Desiree became obsessed with computers and Dave pursued a degree in lasers and electronics. The two techies built separate careers in the IT industry.

But in 2002, they landed at an energy company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Desiree worked as a systems analyst, and Dave was the company’s senior network architect. And although they shared a common craft, it was Dave’s homegrown hobby that ultimately brought them together.

"I’ve always been a homebrewer," Dave said. "And it’s also how I introduced myself to Desiree at the office. I offered her some homebrewed beer, and she thought that was pretty cool."
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#1  A love story and beer too. What's not to like? A nice diversion from the muck of the political news of the day.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 15:46 Comments || Top||

#2  That sounds better than cycling through Tajikistan.
Posted by: Bigfoot Elmerenter4120 || 08/22/2018 16:54 Comments || Top||


Europe
Russia delivers fighter jets to Serbia
[Al Jazeera] Serbia's air force received two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets as part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the ceremony on Tuesday at a military airport close to the Serbian capital, Belgrade, thanking Russian President Vladimir Putin for helping make Serbia's armed forces stronger.

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#1  They will have to liberate Kosovo sooner or later.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 1:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Doubling the size of the Serb Air Force!
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/22/2018 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Considering the Mig-29s are generally considered hanger queens, I can live with this.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/22/2018 11:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Waiting for the assault of Iranian F5s.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 11:39 Comments || Top||


Czechs mark 50 years since bloody Soviet invasion
[Al Jazeera] Scores of Czechoslovakians were killed in Prague after Soviet Union cracked down on anti-communist protesters in 1968.
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Home Front: Politix
Haunting Final Interview Surfaces of Dead Journalist Jen Moore; Her Chilling Details of Abuse of Alleged Clinton Rape Victim
[The Event Chronical] While friends and admirers mourn the loss of investigative journalist Jen Moore ‐ who was found dead in a suburban D.C. hotel room Monday ‐ a haunting final interview has surfaced where Moore details the Clinton case she was working on at the time of her suspicious death.

Moore, an advocate who investigated abused and trafficked children, had been in the process of investigating allegations by a 26-year-old man that ‐ as a young boy ‐ he was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton and pimped out at private sex parties attended by other D.C. elites.

Moore, who was often called "Task Force as a nickname," was interviewed about the Clinton case on July 13th by YouTube and radio journalist Farmer Jones. One month later, Moore’s she was dead, her body found by employees at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Washington, D.C. East ‐ in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The investigation is ongoing. Autopsy results were not available on Wednesday.

During the Jones interview Moore expressed dismay and frustration that despite her sharing the details with Homeland Security agents in charge of child trafficking investigations, no one had reached out to her to follow up about the details of the alleged victim. Or the alleged suspect.

Moore died of an apparent seizure. Police said the death was not the result of suicide.

Just four weeks before her death, Moore filed details of the alleged victim’s claims with the Department of Homeland Security, detailing the allegations against Clinton. Moore contacted Homeland Security beginning on July 6th through July 9th, records show. A week later, she contacted the FBI with identical details about the victim and the shocking allegations against Clinton.
Lengthy article.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2018 13:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Just to coincidental to be a coincidence."
~ Yoggi Berra
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2018 13:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Bill swings both ways?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 13:49 Comments || Top||

#3  What's the death count now?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 16:26 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
India's court orders death sentence for rapists of 8-year-old girl
[DAWN] An Indian court on Tuesday sentenced two men to death for the gang-rape of an eight-year-old girl that sparked angry protests.

The sentence was one of the first ordered under a new law allowing for fast-track trials and capital punishment for child rapists.

Crowds chanted "Death to rapists!" after the brutal attack on the child in the central state of Madhya Pradesh two months ago. The victim is still in the hospital with critical injuries.

The suspects picked up the child outside her school in Mandsaur as she waited for her father.

They took her to a secluded spot where she was raped, had her neck slashed and was left to die. Her life was saved by locals who found her and rushed her to hospital.

A court in Mandsaur passed the sentence on the men, aged 20 and 24.

India in April made the rape of children aged up to eight a capital offence following widespread outrage over earlier cases.

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#1  Groovy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 1:55 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
More than Two Million Muslims Mark Eid al-Adha in Saudi
[AnNahar] More than two million Moslems took part in the symbolic stoning of the devil Tuesday in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, the last major ritual of the hajj pilgrimage that heralds the start of the Eid al-Adha feast.

Moslems on the annual hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, made their way across the Mina valley of the western Saudi Arabian Mecca province, many carrying pebbles in plastic bottles.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mecca seems like an ideal spot for a nightmarish plague breakout. Do they take precautions? I mean how hard would it be for a militant Hindi to contract smallpocks and visit Mecca? With all those folks crammed together circling around the big block I would think half the Islamic world could be infected before anyone knew it.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/22/2018 10:51 Comments || Top||

#2  STI that causes flesh-eating ulcers found in UK for first time
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 17:43 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Russian hackers targeted US conservative think-tanks, says Microsoft
[AlAhram] Hackers linked to Russia's government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, suggesting they were broadening their attacks in the build-up to November elections, Microsoft said.

The software giant said it thwarted the attempts last week by taking control of sites that hackers had designed to mimic the pages of The International Republican Institute and The Hudson Institute. Users were redirected to fake addresses where they were asked to enter usernames and passwords.

There was no immediate comment from Russian authorities, but the Kremlin was expected to address the report later on Tuesday. It has regularly dismissed accusations that it has used hackers to influence U.S. elections and political opinion.

Casting such allegations as part of an anti-Russian campaign designed to justify new sanctions on Russia, it says it wants to improve not worsen ties with Washington.

"We’re concerned that these and other attempts pose security threats to a broadening array of groups connected with both American political parties in the run-up to the 2018 elections," Microsoft said in a blog post overnight.

The International Republican Institute has a roster of high-profile Republican board members, including Senator John Maverick McCain
... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution. As an ordinary citizen he greased the infamous hookers peeing on the Obamabed in Moscow dossier in an attempt to smear President Trump...
of Arizona who has criticised U.S. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
's interactions with Russia, and Moscow's rights record.

The Hudson Institute, another conservative group, has hosted discussions on topics including cybersecurity, according to Microsoft. It has also examined the rise of kleptocracy, especially in Russia and has been critical of the Russian government, the New York Times

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

reported.

"They (the Russians) are pursuing attacks that they perceive in their own national self-interest," Eric Rosenbach, the director of the Defending Digital Democracy project at Harvard University, told the New York Times.

"It’s about disrupting and diminishing any group that challenges how Putin’s Russia is operating at home and around the world."

CYBER-TENSIONS
Microsoft's report comes amid increasing cyber-tensions between Moscow and Washington ahead of the congressional votes in November.

Microsoft said its digital crimes unit (DCU) had acted on a court order to take control of six internet domains created by a group known variously as Strontium, Fancy Bear and APT28, which it said was associated with the Russian government.

As well as the two think-tanks, other home pages had been set up to mimic the websites of the U.S. Senate and Microsoft's own Office software suite, it added.

The type of attack is known as "spear fishing," in which the hackers trick victims into entering their username and password into the fake site in order to steal their credentials.

"To be clear, we currently have no evidence these domains were used in any successful attacks before the DCU transferred control of them, nor do we have evidence to indicate the identity of the ultimate targets of any planned attack involving these domains," Microsoft said on the blog.

Facebook said late last month it had removed 32 pages and fake accounts from its platforms in a bid to combat foreign meddling ahead of the U.S. votes.

The company stopped short of identifying the source of the misinformation. But members of Congress who had been briefed by Facebook on the matter said the methodology of the influence campaign suggested Russian involvement.

Kremlin dismisses reports of fresh Russian cyberattacks

[IsraelTimes] The Kremlin dismisses new reports that Russia is targeting US political groups through cyberattacks ahead of midterm elections.
Microsoft said earlier Tuesday that it’s uncovered new intrusions by Russian government-linked hackers on US political groups. It said one group created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations.

Kremlin front man Dmitry Peskov denies the allegations and says that Microsoft’s statement lacks detail and it wasn’t clear "who the hackers in question are" and how they could distort the US electoral system.

Microsoft says there is no evidence that the hackers were successful.
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#1  Russians discovering you can no more organize hackers than you can herd cats?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 4:39 Comments || Top||

#2  The report this as if it's news. It isn't. It's been going on for years and it isn't just the Russians either. Why don't these headlines ever mention Chinese hackers who are far and away more prolific than Russians ever dreamed of being?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/22/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Russian hacking?

Forgive me but for some reason I was thinking about the Awan bros, HRC's bathroom closet server and state secrets, Brennan's spying on Dianne Feinstein's Senate Intelligence Committee and lying, Benghazi and lying, fake charities for personal gain, Uranium 1, Dem election rigging, George Soros, human trafficking, MSM propaganda and walking outside for fear the sky is falling.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 12:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Consider: (1) All of those people in Think-Tanks that still have TS Clearances, (2) General Stupidity of same, and so (3) Why not hack and see if their are crumbs to vacuum up?
Posted by: magpie || 08/22/2018 14:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Focus on the popular Russians and maybe not so many will look at Microsoft.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 17:51 Comments || Top||

#6  I'd wager that most "Russian hacking" claims are the result of finding .ru domains in web server error logs as a result of script kiddies playing their script kiddie games and not from foreign intel services.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 19:09 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Indonesian woman imprisoned for complaining Muslim call to prayer was too loud
[IsraelTimes] A woman in Moslem-majority Indonesia is sentenced to 18 months in prison on Tuesday for complaining about the volume of a mosque’s call to prayer ‐ the latest conviction under a controversial blasphemy law.

Meiliana, 44, an ethnic Chinese Buddhist, is found guilty of insulting Islam for asking her neighborhood mosque to lower its sound system because it was too loud and "hurt" her ears.

There are some 800,000 mosques across the archipelago, with the five-times-a-day call to prayer heard everywhere in the biggest cities and smallest towns.

Tuesday’s verdict will likely fuel fears that Indonesia’s moderate brand of Islam is coming under threat from increasingly influential radicals.

The court in the city of Medan on Sumatra island says the woman’s comments two years ago triggered riots that saw angry Moslem mobs ransack Buddhist temples.

Some ethnic Chinese in the area fled in fear.

The defendant’s lawyer says his client will appeal the decision.
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#1  A future crime in Minneapolistan.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/22/2018 5:28 Comments || Top||

#2  If playing it loud is good, then playing it louder is better.
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 13:34 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
McClatchy Newspapers Lay Off Nearly 4 Percent of Staff in Cost-Cutting Move
Hmmm. The rest of the Trump economy seems to be moving ahead. Wonder what.....
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2018 11:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hard to stay afloat when no one buys your propaganda anymore.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/22/2018 11:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Strange, I hadn't noticed the downturn in employment of the word merchants.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 16:19 Comments || Top||


Just 66 percent of millennials firmly believe that the Earth is round
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 03:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope the rest of them fall off the edge!
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 3:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Nice display of lead paint chip public education by future "living wage" fry cooks.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/22/2018 5:15 Comments || Top||

#3  The earth is flat, on small scales.

Now is the universe flat? That's an interesting question.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/22/2018 6:38 Comments || Top||

#4  What they do believe is that it's tattoos all the way down...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/22/2018 7:05 Comments || Top||

#5  The author perhaps chooses to ignore some of the data. Suppose 'firmly believe'+'not so sure'=66% and 'firmly believe'=81%. Then the Scientific American author is just blowing smoke, choosing to ignore the 15% 'not so sure'.

How convenient!
Posted by: Bobby || 08/22/2018 9:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Now is the universe flat?

Given the 'science is settled', a big bang explosion, in the absence of gravity, would be somewhat spherical. Given in the pica-seconds afterwards, distribution should be directionally everywhere.

Given that so many people still remain within 20 to 50 miles of where they live, as the old professor said, its all sort of relative. If it was, from their perspective, how different would it be (particularly given the population that composes the not sure crowd). Work on the international space station, 'relative' has an entirely new perspective.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/22/2018 9:49 Comments || Top||

#7  would be somewhat spherical

So you're a "3 dimensioner"?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 11:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Journalist propaganda for Global Warming, see how they connect both.
Posted by: These Sinatra3854 || 08/22/2018 13:53 Comments || Top||

#9  And in a related story, 33% of Millennials say trolling is one of the great art forms.
Posted by: AuburnTom || 08/22/2018 17:57 Comments || Top||

#10  I’m in the cusp between baby boom and Gen X. I understand the Earth is an oblate spheroid, not “round”.

Hi! My name is trailing wife and I’m a "3 dimensioner".

33% of Millennials say trolling is one of the great art forms.

AuburnTom nailed it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2018 20:33 Comments || Top||


Science
Water ice just discovered on the surface of the moon, a game-changer for the cost of Moon Base Alpha.


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#1  So exciting!
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2018 0:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "Maybe we could talk Apple into investing $5B (1 wk profit per year) into building infrastructure to support humanity’s return to the moon. Sure would inspire kids to STEM."

I like it!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 1:18 Comments || Top||

#3  It is the 21st century.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 1:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Cause a motel hallway ice machine would be to expensive to bring with.

Old news making me wonder why they are claiming "just discovered".
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/22/2018 5:21 Comments || Top||

#5  It is the 21st century.

We live in a time where humanity has colonized a planet completely with robots.

All the rovers on Mars. No longer science fiction but science reality.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/22/2018 9:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Now, if it were HEAVY water...
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 11:43 Comments || Top||

#7  I think I prefer refreshed 'old' news to 'fake' news.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 11:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Now, if it were HEAVY water...

We'd need to dust-off Operation Gunnerside.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/22/2018 16:06 Comments || Top||

#9  I thought a moon base was not possible because moon dust destroys lung tissue .
Posted by: Clese the Limber2446 || 08/22/2018 17:23 Comments || Top||

#10  If there is water, then maybe that documentary about a secret Nazi base on the dark side of the Moon is true.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 18:54 Comments || Top||



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