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IAF have begun air strikes on Gaza.
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Suspected Camp Fire Looters Were Dressed Like Forest Service Workers
PARADISE (KPIX) ‐ Suspected looters hoping to profit from the devastating losses from the Camp Fire were arrested in the town of Paradise Saturday.

Police arrested men who they say may have been trying to impersonate Forest Service personnel to gain access to the area.

Authorities said there have been 53 reports of suspected looting in the fire zone.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 06:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We're really busy with the EVAC right now. Handcuff them to this downwind telephone pole. We'll come back for them later.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  They really need to start shooting looters. Looters cause folks to stay or delay leaving to protect their stuff and are thus indirectly responsible for deaths.

Legalize hemp to ensure we have enough rope for the looters and the voter fraud officials.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/12/2018 11:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Why waste rope on either group?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/12/2018 14:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Rope can be re-used again and again. It is ecologically friendly. And we might want the bullets for others...
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/12/2018 15:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Arson looters and arsonists she feel the flames. Resources are precious and not needed on them
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2018 19:47 Comments || Top||


6 Members of St. Paul Street Gang Sentenced for Illegally Possessing, Obtaining Firearms
[KSTP] Six members of a St. Paul street gang were sentenced in federal court for conspiring to illegally possess firearms, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The individuals all belonged to the gang HAM Crazy and include Marvell Voshon Jefferson, Shelby Delane Ashford, Casey Jemar Davis, Phillip Dwayne Jackson, Nakia Marquire Martin and Pierre Cortez Jenkins, according to the release. Carmelo Manuel Marrero also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at a later date.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Mother, son saved after drifting out to sea on inflatable swan
[AJC] BRADENTON, FLA. ‐ A Florida mother is warning other parents after she and her son drifted out to sea atop an inflatable swan.

The idyllic beach day started out postcard-perfect for Tara Myers and her son, Brennan Saletta.

Myers and her 7-year-old son spend a lot of time on the Gulf of Mexico and decided to get a large inflatable swan for their Oct. 21 trip to Anna Maria Island.

Minutes after launching it in what appeared to be calm waters, the current carried them a mile out to sea, The Islander reported.

"I was not sure if we were going to keep drifting because land just kept getting farther and farther and farther away," Myers told WFLA.

She tried to paddle back but could not overcome the waves. They were adrift for more than an hour, the Islander reported.

"I have never been more scared in my entire life," Myers said.

A West Manatee Fire Rescue boat came to their aid after people on the beach called 911.

"I literally just laid down on that swan float and cried so hard because this could have ended so much worse, and I didn't want (Brennan) to know that I was that scared," Myers told WFLA.

When they got back to shore, they used the jagged edge and sharp point from Brennan’s shark’s tooth necklace to destroy the swan before it was thrown away.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
31 dead, nearly 7,000 structures destroyed in as California blazes grow
[ABCNEWS.GO]
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Gabon leader Ali Bongo greatly improved: presidency
Yay.
[Al Jazeera] The health of Gabon's President Ali Bongo has "greatly improved" after the 59-year-old was hospitalised as a result of discomfort and "persistent vertigo", according to the presidency.

The leader, who was admitted to a hospital 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...
late last month, is "in a phase of recovering all his functions", spokesperson Ike Ngouni said in an official statement on Sunday.

Bongo was in the kingdom's capital, Riyadh, to attend an investment summit and speak alongside other leaders but was not seen during the discussion.

Ngouni said the president was transferred to King Faisal hospital and "has received all the needed support", adding that "he is in the process of "recovering most of his functions".

"Ali Bongo ... continues to carry out his duties. The institutions of our Republic, therefore, function today perfectly in the strict respect of the constitution," the statement said.

Lack of official news, along with memories of the secrecy that surrounded the death of the president's father, Omar Bongo, in office in 2009 has led to increased speculation about his health.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Big man of Gabon, Ali Bongo,
You're bigger than Omar -- you're mongo!
You've got Coca-Cola
And oil, no ebola,
And bank way more francs than one Congo.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/12/2018 13:56 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports by 500,000 bpd in December
[Al Jazeera] The move could send prices upwards as Russia and the US continue to break records in oil production.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:


Caribbean-Latin America
Ted Cruz: ‘Under No Circumstances' Should We Let Migrant Caravan into America
[Breitbart] Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said "under no circumstances" should the so-called migrant caravan be allowed to cross into the United States.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:


Hundreds of migrants leave Mexico City headed for border
[APNEWS]
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Progress. The third world hoard of undocumented invaders headed this way used to be in the thousands.
Posted by: Neville Dark Lord of the Wee Folk7365 || 11/12/2018 0:55 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
North and South Korea begin destroying border guard posts
[AlAhram] The two Koreas began destroying 20 guard posts along their heavily-fortified frontier Sunday under a plan to reduce tensions on the border.

Under an agreement made between their generals in late October, North and South Korea agreed to each remove 10 posts and preserve one on either side of the frontier.

The militaries on Sunday began destroying the 20 border guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas after withdrawing troops and equipment from them, Yonhap news agency reported, citing Seoul's defence ministry.

South Korea has around 60 such posts along the rest of the border while the North has about 160, Yonhap said.

The border truce village of Panmunjom -- or the Joint Security Area (JSA) -- is the only spot along the tense, 250-kilometre (155-mile) frontier where soldiers from the two Koreas and the US-led UN Command stand face to face.

But as part of the latest reconciliatory gesture, the two Koreas last month removed all firearms and guard posts from the area, leaving it manned by 35 unarmed personnel from each side.

The moves come as a diplomatic thaw between the former wartime foes gathers pace.

Under doveish South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Seoul has pursued a policy of engagement with its isolated, nuclear-armed neighbour, in contrast with the US which insists pressure should be maintained on Pyongyang until it denuclearises.

Moon and North Korean 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...
agreed on a broad plan to ease tensions along the border during their third summit in Pyongyang in September.

The two nations technically remain at war after the 1950-53 Korean War that sealed the division of the peninsula and ended with a ceasefire instead of a peace treaty.

But ties improved markedly this year as Moon and Kim took a series of reconciliatory gestures.

Kim and US 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...
also held a historic summit in June in Singapore and signed a vaguely worded deal on denuclearisation, but little progress has been made since then, with the two countries sparring over the exact meaning of the agreement.

Planned talks between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and one of Kim's right-hand men, Kim Yong Chol, were also delayed this week.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  This is either good or bad.
We'll know which one it is in a few years.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/12/2018 7:07 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Police take control of seminary after seven hurt in clash
[DAWN] Police on Saturday night got control of a seminary and mosque in the Korangi area of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
after a clash between two groups left seven people injured, officials said.

"Police took control of both seminary and mosque to prevent the situation from deteriorating after the clash," said Karachi East Zone DIG Amir Farooqi.

The officer said that seminary was controlled by one group while the mosque’s management was with the other group. The two groups often fought each other over ’donations, water and plucking coconut from a coconut tree, etc’.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
on Saturday night, simmering dispute took an ugly turn and seven persons got injured during the clash.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, Gloria slowly backed away from the eight-foot bull frog. If the creature croaked she would surely be deafened...
Sindh IGP Dr Syed Kaleem Imam took notice of the incident and sought a detailed inquiry report from Korangi SSP, said a police spokesperson.
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


International-UN-NGOs
UN chief sees 'parallels' with 1930s amid nationalism warnings
Not me. I see parallels with the 1730s. And some with the 1430s.
[Al Jazeera] As global figures remember 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, political leaders warn of rising nationalism.
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rising marxism is much more of a worry
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/12/2018 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Ironically, UN is another LoN.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/12/2018 8:28 Comments || Top||

#3  But apparently not with the German National Socialist Workers Party.

Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/12/2018 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  If nationalism is so horrible, let's eliminate the UN, since it's the United NATIONS.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/12/2018 14:31 Comments || Top||

#5  We are supposed to declare our allegiances to faceless NGO's and QUANGO's instead? Run by globetrotting (mercenary) technocrats that really don't have to stay and live with any problematic side effects of their policies? ...I think not.
Posted by: magpie || 11/12/2018 18:09 Comments || Top||


Government
It's official: Army approves ‘pinks and greens' uniform on Veterans Day
[Army Times] The Army was able to straighten out its congressionally mandated notification requirements in time to announce on Sunday, Veterans Day, that the much anticipated "Army Greens" will indeed be your next service uniform.

Formerly known as the "pinks and greens," the World War II-era officers uniform could go Army-wide as soon as 2020, according to a release that was posted Sunday to the Army’s website but was not shared through any of its social media channels.

"The current Army Blues Uniform will return to being a formal dress uniform, while the Army Greens will become the everyday business-wear uniform for all soldiers," the release said.

The new uniform will be "cost-neutral," according to the Army, though details of the budgeting plan were not immediately available.

Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey told Army Times in September that while higher quality materials translated to a dollar-for-dollar more expensive uniform, the fielding plan would negate some of those extra costs in the aggregate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 11:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Armies usually get new uniforms after they lose (for morale purposes or to distance themselves from actions of those in the old uniform).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/12/2018 14:19 Comments || Top||

#2  That belted jacket should make promotion board photographs quite interesting. I can almost see board members spewing coffee across a stack of promotion board files.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 14:47 Comments || Top||



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  IAF have begun air strikes on Gaza.
Sun 2018-11-11
  Yemeni forces 'seize Hodeidah's main hospital' amid air raids
Sat 2018-11-10
  Yemeni forces, Saudi-led coalition launch 'vast' Hodeidah push
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  One dead after Melbourne knife attack being treated as terrorism - ISIS claims actions of known wolf
Thu 2018-11-08
  Syrian Man Gets Life in Prison for Making Parts in IEDs Used Against U.S.
Wed 2018-11-07
  Trump says Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns
Tue 2018-11-06
  Election Day open thread
Mon 2018-11-05
  U.S. jet fighters kill 25 Islamic State militants in Kirkuk
Sun 2018-11-04
  US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul -- NATO
Sat 2018-11-03
  Mass grave with 1,500 bodies unearthed in Raqqa city
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  Foreigners among 68 militants killed, wounded in Afghan, U.S. forces operations
Thu 2018-11-01
  Nigerian Shia group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests
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  Mil Times Follow-up article: 5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar
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  Al-Shabaab Claims Blast That Killed 30 Ethiopian Soldiers In Central Somalia
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  U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead

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