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-Lurid Crime Tales-
John McAfee Arrested With Arms Cache And Butch Facial Hair
[TheSun] Fugitive anti-virus guru John McAfee, 73, arrested with cache of firearms in the Dominican Republic while fleeing rape and murder allegations.

CYBER-SECURITY pioneer John McAfee has been arrested for taking weapons and ammunition into the Dominican Republic.

The British-born software mogul, 73, was arrested with his crew after he docked his yacht, the Great Mystery, in Puerto Plata, on the Dominican Republic's northern coast. Cops in Belize are seeking him in connection with the slaying of an American neighbour, Gregory Faull, 52, in 2012. The gun-toting fugitive has been in hiding from the US Government, while avoiding officials in Belize - where he is a "person of interest" in a mysterious killing.

And the tech guru is on the run from US tax authorities, who have indicted him for tax evasion.

The Dominican's Public Ministry said it seized the weapons - several high caliber guns - money and ammunition found on the yacht.

It appears his days on the run might be coming to end, however, as a report in Dominican Today said that he'll be given to American officials.

McAfee posted photos of himself in a cell, after his second arrest in the Dominican Republic

Incidentally, McAfee had offered posturedclaimed to share some unimaginably dirty dirt on some very high players recently. After which Interpol and US Treasury Dept began hunting for him. Maybe these are the last pics of him we'll see. He added a lot to the anti-malware industry it seems, but the bugs he just couldn't get rid of were evidently in his own head.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  looks like he has an armed harem and is eating pretty well.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 16:51 Comments || Top||

Suspects busted for water-bucket attacks on cops already back on the street
[New York Post] The three men busted in connection to the city’s spate of cop drenchings were already back on the street Thursday ‐ as authorities were able to bring only misdemeanor charges against them.

Enlarge ImageCourtney Thompson, l., leaves court after his arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court in Brooklyn, Thursday, July 25, 2019, accompanied by his attorney Dough Rankin, r. He was facing charges stemming from an incident that was captured on video in which he allegedly threw water on police officers.

Courtney Thompson, left, leaves court after his arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Robert Mecea Isaiah Scott and Chad Bowden, the Harlem men charged with soaking a female civilian on July 21 near the scene of that neighborhood’s water-bucket attack, walked free without bail late Wednesday at Manhattan criminal court.

The men, respectively 23 and 28, were hit with charges including criminal mischief and harassment, because the water fried the unsuspecting woman’s cellphone, prosecutors allege.

In Brooklyn, the reputed Crips gangbanger charged with tossing a pail of water onto a uniformed cop’s head on July 20, was hit with $3,500 bail at his own arraignment but walked free after posting the sum.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 09:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is just wrong. Period.
Posted by: Tom || 07/26/2019 15:29 Comments || Top||

#2  So when is the Parade in their honor?

(I say what almost seriously...)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/26/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe what you need is some white supremacist twisted cops The kind they're fantasizing about on Netflix these days. for a change. Let someone who doesn't give a shit take care of things.

When uniforms are conditioned to reign in their aggression to the point that they're effectively emasculated, society loses its guards. After that, it's up to people. The signs are not good. Not good at all.

Soon, it'll be beyond local PDs. Then you'll need a 'security establishment'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||

Miss Lillian gets cold fries and attitude, opens fire at Savannah, GA Mickey Dee's
[AJC] A woman is accused of firing a gun in a Georgia McDonald’s after complaining that she was given cold fries, according to several media reports.

Lillian Shantel Tarver, 27, who was arrested after a police chase through Savannah, faces 12 charges, including five felonies, Chatham County jail records show.About 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the Garden City restaurant to see her car speeding off, Garden City police told USA Today.

She’s accused of leading officers on a chase for about 10 to 15 minutes before pulling over on Liberty Parkway, where she was arrested.An employee at the McDonald’s told Savannah-based WTOC-TV that Tarver left the restaurant after getting her order only to return minutes later, saying her fries were cold. As the manager went to get fresh fries, the woman went into the kitchen and fired a shot into the floor, the owner told the news station.The owner said he gave her a refund, and the woman left.

No one was injured during the incident.The felony charges against Tarver include aggravated assault, armed robbery, attempting to elude police and firearm possession, jail records show. She also faces a battery charge and six driving citations.She remains in jail without bond.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 01:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The fancy trionymic nomenclature excuses me from the need to even want to see a photo. I venture blindly into racist insult.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 3:10 Comments || Top||

#2  It’s the middle name that gives it away.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/26/2019 6:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Let's see if I have this straight. She fires a gun into the floor and then decides to collect her refund because somehow it is still worth it, probably because she thinks she won't get into trouble.
Posted by: gorb || 07/26/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

#4  The felony charges against Tarver include aggravated assault, armed robbery, attempting to elude police and firearm possession, jail records show. She also faces a battery charge and six driving citations. She remains in jail without bond.

The feral dreadlocked bitch should be forced to eat cold food in jail too
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2019 6:51 Comments || Top||

#5  She remains in jail without bond fries.

Sorry - for some reason, I thought it was funny...
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2019 6:53 Comments || Top||

#6  believe me frank, she will eat cold food in jail
Posted by: chris || 07/26/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Cold food isn’t all she’s going to be eating.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 07/26/2019 18:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Tossed salad?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2019 19:21 Comments || Top||

#9  With furburger on the side.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 07/26/2019 20:20 Comments || Top||

DC Tourist Savagely Beaten, Stomped, Spit on by Gang of Youths at Hilton Hotel Where Reagan Was Shot
[Gateway Pundit] A tourist was savagely beaten, stomped and spit on by a gang of over a dozen youths at the entrance to the Washington Hilton Hotel around 1 a.m. on July 14, according to Washington, D.C. police who released hotel surveillance video showing the brutal unprovoked attack. The Hilton‐located about twelve blocks north of the White House at 1919 Connecticut Avenue and T Street, NW‐is a key part of official Washington, playing host to presidents, foreign dignitaries, business and political gatherings including the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. It is also where President Ronald Reagan was shot by a would-be assassin in 1981.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Instead of filling out the report with details or highlighting the fact that it's a crowd of black delinquent gang members attacking a white male in an apparent hate crime, read about the fucking Hilton. How it's where Reagan was shot, and how many famous arses have been wiped with the towels therein. Other channels have said it's kids, aged 13-14 'indulging in mischief'.

It's a militant attack in the middle of your capital. The beginning of a civil war where the checks&balances element of the State itself is compromised. Where are the citizen defenders ? The cops won't do a thing. These 'kids' need to be put away or put down like the vermin they are.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 3:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Ditto
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/26/2019 6:28 Comments || Top||

#3  because of the video, this is getting good coverage

WTOP (local CBS) is on it and so are other local news. Reward money for info leading to... has been made available.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/26/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm sure the kids are all poor misunderstood children who the white man had marginalized for centuries...
We need to better understand them, give them s pass and more welfare.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/26/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#5  He was breathing while white, so he was asking for it.

#4 I'm sure the kids are all poor misunderstood children who the white man had marginalized for centuries...
We need to better understand them, give them s pass and more welfare.

"He wuz turnin' his life around! Had an album 'bout to drop!"

Posted by: charger || 07/26/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#6  The vid will say more to people than anything that springs from Antifa or the Socialists in their pseudo presidential debates about who the deplorables in society are.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||

#7  I think these playful youngsters simply didn't want to wait for their reparation check. Everyone knows how impatient children are these days.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 07/26/2019 16:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Are they suggesting that the yoots beat up John Hinkley Jr?
Posted by: Airandee || 07/26/2019 19:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Immediate and lethal counterattack is the way to end this crap. You don't do this in Texas cause you'll get shot.

Mobs are also why my EDC includes two 19 round reloads for 52 rounds total.

Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/26/2019 21:04 Comments || Top||

Woman arrested over A$AP Rocky protest at Swedish Embassy
[Politico] President Donald Trump apparently isn’t the only one brimming with outrage over Sweden’s arrest of American rapper A$AP Rocky on assault charges.

Secret Service officers arrested Rebecca Kanter, 26, at the Swedish Embassy in Washington on Tuesday after she allegedly made threats, engaged in a foul-mouthed rant and damaged property as part of an apparent protest against the Scandinavian nation’s treatment of Rocky, according to court records.

After arriving at the embassy ‐ known as the House of Sweden ‐ Kanter "began cursing and screaming at embassy personnel and a student group tour, making statements about an American rapper, A$AP Rocky, who is detained in Sweden," Secret Service Officer William Ayers wrote in a criminal complaint. "Kanter then walked toward a teepee display in the House of Sweden, kicked a teepee, and proceeded to kick over a coffee table in the lobby. ... Embassy staff ordered Kanter to leave the premises of the House of Sweden but Kanter refused and instead sat down on the floor of the Embassy and stated, ’Call the police. I am not leaving.’"

A day earlier, Kanter allegedly visited the same embassy, threw liquid at it from a Coca-Cola bottle and shouted, "I’m going to blow this motherf----- up," the complaint says.

Authorities say Kanter posted messages on social media accounts about her actions, asking in one posting: "Why aren’t I getting press for ASAP?"
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 00:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

Top FBI financial crimes investigator looking into Clinton Fdn, reportedly checks out
[TheCount] FBI Rocked By Public Suicide of TOP FBI Agent Who Investigated Clinton Foundation

Salvatore “Sal” Cincinelli, one of the Bureau’s top financial crimes supervisors, was reportedly out partying with FBI colleagues at the Container Bar, a trendy watering hole in Austin, TX. The group had been drinking and dancing, according to sources. Later in the evening Cincinelli reportedly turned the gun on himself on a crowded dance floor.

Bar owner Bridget Dunlap did not respond to phone calls seeking details on the incident.

FBI agents on site and police instructed witnesses to delete any video and photographs of the event and cleared out the bar, according to reports. Likewise, FBI officials instructed Austin Police to not release any details of the death to the media, sources confirmed. Witnesses at the nite club were also told to "stay offline" and "keep quiet" about the shooting, sources said.

The FBI has not commented on Cincinelli's death.

And then there is this:
FBI Agent Brother Of NYPD Cop Accused In Murder-For-Hire Plot Found Dead In Possible Suicide
Salvatore Cincinelli was found dead in an Austin, Texas bar. His sister Valerie is awaiting trial for allegedly arranging to have her estranged husband and boyfriend's teen daughter murdered.

NYPD cop who 'plotted to have hitman kill her husband' is banned from contacting her five-year-old son
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He took a self inflicted bullet for his sister. Hoping his sister gets sympathy at her trial so she can have a better life than what otherwise the court would have done to her for her stupid mistake. In my opinion a bad move on his part, though.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/26/2019 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Did he use a black powder .44 by chance ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

Indiana woman steals dentures, wears them to meeting with probation officer
[FOXNEWS] An Indiana sheriff's office took a "bite out of crime" Monday when they caught a woman wearing a set of dentures "that clearly were not hers" at her own probation meeting.

Earlier that day, someone reported that a woman, identified as Joann Childers, from Jennings County, stole her teeth and accused her of wearing them around.

A probation officer who later met with Childers said she noticed she was wearing the set of pearly whites, which "may be the stolen teeth."

On Wednesday, officials spoke to Childers about the alleged denture theft. The sheriff's office wrote on Facebook that while speaking with Childers, a deputy saw the dentures in "plain view" inside her home ‐ and they were even reportedly labeled with the alleged victim's name on it.

The sheriff's office also appeared to see the funny side in the incident, with a series of hashtags accompanying the post including, "#caughtwithoutmyteethin #takingabiteoutofcrime #gumdecision #illhavejailsoup #shesnotthetoothfairy".
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Frank Zappa anticipated this one, didn't he?
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2019 7:13 Comments || Top||

Tunisia's First Democratically Elected Leader, President Beji Caid Essebsi, Dies at 92
[TIME] Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader and heir to Tunisia’s founding father, has died. He was 92.

Essebsi died Thursday morning at the Tunis military hospital, where he was taken the night before, an official in the president’s office told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. The presidential Facebook page said funeral plans will be announced soon.

Under Tunisia’s constitution, the president of the parliament will assume the presidency for 45 to 90 days while elections are organized.

Essebsi won office in 2014 in the wake of the country’s Arab Spring uprising. He emerged from retirement to seek the presidency at age 88, presenting his centrist movement as a bulwark against rising Islamic fundamentalism and political chaos that rocked Tunisia after the people’s people’s revolt overthrew a longtime dictator and unleashed similar movements throughout the region.

Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Bulletproof backpacks now on shelves in Charlotte, in time for back to school
[WCNC] Office Max and Office Depot have stocked their shelves with the Guard Dog Security brand bulletproof backpacks, tested to withstand bullets from a handgun with no penetration.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 09:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Won't the books in an ordinary backpack do the same thing?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||

#2  What's a book?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/26/2019 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Re-purposing? Office Max and Depot flash mobs and shrinkage spikes ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Things like Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' public coffer cash extractors.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Armed security that's trained to respond on the spot would be far more effective, but that is so icky.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Need a front pack too?
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/26/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Kids should be strong after lugging a set of plates around. Oops, your pack doesn't use plates? Pistol only then.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/26/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Military drills and exercises in schools would actually not be a bad idea. Let 'em earn those plates.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 12:32 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
South Dakota will require "In God We Trust" signs in all public schools
[CBS] A new law in South Dakota now requires all public schools across the state to feature the "In God We Trust" motto on display. Students returning to school this fall will be greeted by the message, which supporters say is meant to "inspire patriotism."

Gov. Kristi Noem signed the law in March, and it went into effect this month. The law requires that the message is prominently displayed in all 149 South Dakota school districts on the first day of classes this year.

"Some have plaques, others have it painted on the wall, maybe in a mural setting," Associated School Boards of South Dakota executive director Wade Pogany said, describing how schools plan to implement the new law. The display of the quote is required to be at least 12 inches by 12 inches in size. In one school "it was within their freedom wall. They added that to a patriotic theme," he said.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation
populated by 90s dropouts and slackers mostly
has condemned the law, calling it part of a "stealth campaign" to inject religion into state legislation.

"The motto 'In God We Trust' is inaccurate, exclusionary, and aimed at brainwashing American schoolchildren into believing that our nation is a theocracy," the organization spat out said in a news release Thursday.

The group urged people to contact their legislators to oppose the law. "Our position is that it's a terrible violation of freedom of conscience to inflict a godly message
Yupp. They said this.
on a captive audience of schoolchildren," co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor said.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 14:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And anyone who objects can turn their dollars over to me, or Fred. No need to stain yourself with holding that filthy lucre, use plastic in its place.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2019 21:44 Comments || Top||

Juncker Tells Johnson Brexit Deal Can't be Changed
“Don’t you call my bluff, now.” Except that treaties and contracts can always be renegotiated when it becomes painful enough.
[AnNahar] The president of the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told Britannia's Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that EU officials have no mandate to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

The pair spoke on the telephone for the first time since Johnson was sworn in as leader on a platform of taking Britannia out of the EU on October 31 with or without a formal divorce accord.

"President Juncker listened to what Prime Minister Johnson had to say, reiterating the EU's position that the Withdrawal Agreement is the best and only agreement possible ‐- in line with the European Council guidelines," Juncker's office said after the call.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Was he sober?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Hard to tell without the breathalyzer phone.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/26/2019 0:59 Comments || Top||

#3  WTO exit it is then..

Bye Bye German car industry.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/26/2019 6:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Dear Boris - replace the Chancellor of the Exchequer immediately and stop all payments to Brussels now. See what Vino Juncker then says about the 'deal' next week. There's your trump card, so to speak.

Can't anybody play this game?
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Let the English grow polite
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/26/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#6  He could just be "Bad Company".
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 11:14 Comments || Top||

#7  I have always thought that BREXIT started to gain momentum when the British realized that they were going to pay for the imperial ambitions of the FR/BEL/GER Troika. The German Bankers had started to run out of petty cash and it was time to look for a new sucker.
Posted by: magpie || 07/26/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Juncker Tells Johnson Brexit Deal Can't be Changed

Aka... you can't change the shitty deal we have now or we will be very angry!!

Fuck off cuck. You are about to get Trumped.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/26/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||

#9  A simple call from Trump to Juncker pointing out that if he continues to act like Moscow, but in better suits, there's no need to waste another penny on Europe.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

Seoul says weapons tested by North Korea were new missiles, launch overseen by Pudgy himself
[IsraelTimes] South Korea says the two weapons North Korea
...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...
fired earlier today were a new type of ballistic missile.

South Korea’s presidential office issues the assessment after a national security council meeting.

Seoul said earlier based on analysis of the launches that one missile flew 690 kilometers (430 miles) and the other 430 kilometers (270 miles) before landing in the waters off the east coast.

The presidential office says national security council members expressed "strong concerns" about the launches because they won’t be helpful for an effort to ease military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Kim Jong Un oversaw test-firing of two ballistic missiles

[Jpost] North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean "warmongers" to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills, a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States.

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...
personally watched the test-fire of two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, the first test since Kim met with 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...
last month and agreed to revive denuclearisation talks.

The missile tests raises doubts about the revival of denuclearisation talks, which stalled after the collapse of a second summit between Kim and Trump in Hanoi in February.

"We cannot but develop nonstop super-powerful weapon systems to remove the potential and direct threats to the security of our country that exist in the south," Kim said, according to state news agency KCNA.

In a statement on Friday, Colonel Lee Peters, a front man for the combined command of US and South Korean troops, said the launches "were not a threat directed at [South Korea] or the US, and have no impact on our defence posture."

In public statements, Pyongyang has shown increasing frustration that South Korea has not followed through on promised economic cooperation or peace agreements, all while importing the latest F-35 stealth fighters and conducting military drills with the United States.

The KCNA report did not mention Trump or the United States, but said Kim criticised South Korean authorities for staging joint military exercises, which Trump promised to end after his first meeting with Kim in June 2018.

North Korea accused Washington of breaking that promise by planning to hold joint military exercises with South Korea next month and warned of a possible end to its freeze in nuclear and long-range missile tests.

While Friday's message is very clearly directed at Seoul, it does send signals to Washington as well, said Jenny Town, managing editor at 38 North, a project that studies North Korea.

"On some level, this is like North Korea's version of maximum pressure on South Korea and the United States."

North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun showed photos of the missile launching, Kim Jong-un looking through binoculars and at screens appearing to show the missile trajectory, and smiling and clapping with his officials.

Kim said the test was "a solemn warning to the south Korean military warmongers" and accused South Koreans of "double dealing" for saying they support peace but simultaneously importing new weapons and conducting military drills.

South Korea's leader should stop such "suicidal acts" and "should not make a mistake of ignoring the warning," Kim said.

Kim said he was satisfied with the rapid response and low-altitude trajectory of the weapon, which he said would make it difficult to intercept.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Got to keep the pot stirred. Otherwise, the Americans might lose interest.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

If you are in Hong Kong - It might be "bug out" time.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  China smothers their own breadbasket
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2019 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  HK is 400 square miles with 7 million people. If Xi pulls the trigger on this one it is time we support full Taiwanese independence, all Vietnamese and Philippine claims in the South China Sea and a boycott of all Chinese goods.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 07/26/2019 1:08 Comments || Top||

#3  American businesses not prepared for a full out real grass roots boycott of Made in China (other than opening relabeling shops in Central America) with an military intervention.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

Tesla Reports Loss of $400+ Million, Co-Founder Leaves Company
[Breitbart] Tesla shares dropped significantly following the release of a lower-than-expected earnings report, which included a loss for the quarter of $408 million, along with the departure of the company’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer J.B. Straubel.

CNBC reports that Tesla’s Q2 earnings release resulted in a significant drop in Tesla stock price with an overall decline of 10 percent in extended trading. The drop continued into Thursday trading, Tesla is down 14 percent at the time of this writing. Refinitiv compiled a summary of what Tesla posted versus what analysts expected, it reads as follows:

Loss per share on an adjusted basis: $1.12 vs. 40 cents expected
Revenue: $6.35 billion versus $6.41 billion expected
Despite falling short of expectations, Tesla reaffirmed full-year delivery guidance stating that the company still believes it will sell 360,000 to 400,000 vehicles in 2019 mostly consisting of Model 3 sedans. In the first six months of 2019, Tesla delivered approximately 158,200 vehicles to customers and still has to deliver more than 200,000 in the last six months of the year to hit the low-end of its projected figures.

Tesla alleges it has a weekly run-rate of 7000 Model 3 cars and plans to produce 10,000 Model 2s per week by the end of 2019. Tesla stated in its second-quarter letter that it plans to improve production at existing factories in order to make high-volume Model 3 sales possible. While sale of the firm’s Powerwall and Powerpack energy storage products increased, sale of its solar energy products continued their decline. Tesla combines sales of all energy generation and storage product into one figure which came to $368.2 million in revenue, a two percent decline over the same time period last year.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 00:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'll say this - those Teslas are hard to keep up with on a highway. I was doing my quarterly Cape Cod payroll thing a few months ago (I'm in a 2002 Camry) and right after we get off the Sagamore Bridge going north on Route 3 my normal move is to grab whichever lane's open, shoot past the traffic and hit 75-80 because the next ten miles is open road until you start hitting all the Plymouth exits. One of these Teslas blasts past me and dropped me, so I slowly go after him, figuring the state trooper's going to nail him first. He got blocked (two lane road), so I caught up to him. This went on for the next 30 miles and he eventually turns off in Hanover. I never bothered to look it up but I'm certain his car weighs a lot less than mine (3800 lbs).
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2019 7:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably about the same 3800 pounds as yours - those batteries are heavy.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#3  He gave money to Elon Musk, I'm sure he's carrying around a bit of karma.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/26/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

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CRISPR (gene-editing) Study Inside the Body to Start in US
[US News] Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness.

People with the disease have normal eyes but lack a gene that converts light into signals to the brain that enable sight.

The experimental treatment aims to supply kids and adults with a healthy version of the gene they lack, using a tool that cuts or "edits" DNA in a specific spot. It's intended as a onetime treatment that permanently alters the person's native DNA.

Two companies, Editas Medicine and Allergan, will test this in up to 18 people around the United States, including Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, starting this fall.

This gene editing in people after birth is different from the controversial work a Chinese scientist did last year ‐ altering the DNA of embryos at conception in a way that can pass the changes to future generations. The DNA changes in adults that the new study aims to make will not be inherited by any offspring.

Only one other company, Sangamo Therapeutics, has tried gene editing inside the body, to treat metabolic diseases using a tool called zinc fingers.

CRISPR has captivated scientists because it's a very simple way to do gene editing, although it's so new that its risks are not fully known. But researchers believe it has great potential to cure or treat many diseases caused by gene flaws that have no good treatments now.

The blindness study is for people with one form of Leber congenital amaurosis. It's the most common cause of inherited childhood blindness, occurring in about 2 to 3 of every 100,000 births. People often see only bright light and blurry shapes and eventually can lose all sight.

Parents are carriers of the flawed gene and it can lurk undetected for generations, suddenly emerging when an unlucky combination gives a child two copies of it.

A gene therapy called Luxturna already is sold for other forms of the disease, and the treatment is similar ‐ a modified virus is used to carry the replacement gene into cells in the retina in the back of the eye. It's delivered as an injection during a brief surgery.

The new study will test children at least 3 years old and adults with a range of vision.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 04:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So now Allergan doesn't have to make iffy breast implants. They can just edit the boob gene in people.

What fun the LGBTQNation will have with this shit. The most funding won't be for research to cure blindness or DNS but on how to give Shondra a permanent 12 inch strap-on.

Legislation should be initiated right now to ensure that editing certain genes at certain ages will be illegal. Before Hollywood 'Mothers' sign up their children for genetic changes to suit their fancies.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 5:32 Comments || Top||

#2  News note Dron, if you haven't been paying any attention to it, there's a civil war going on over in the LGBT crowd between the L and the T groups already over your concern. Between the advanced skills of Brazilian and Thai surgeons and hormone therapy, the T crowd already provide more than adequate substitutes. Given the low overall population of the communities, the resultant 'competition' has heated up to the point of territorial displays of power we see between the new 'Squad' and the Pelosi old guard in the more public arena.

The real designer kids are going to be where the money is. If you think mom and dad can pop 250K to bribe a college or university to take unqualified junior in their athletic program, think of what they'll pay a gene therapist to make junior qualified in the first place.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2019 6:51 Comments || Top||

#3  It is probably already happening in mainland China already and we have yet to hear about it.
Posted by: magpie || 07/26/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Magpie, I'm sure they're blundering about, producing the occasional five headed rat or winged pig, but the west has to get there first.

So they can steal it !

But you're right, for all we know there's a Ming version of the 'Island of Dr. Mengele' running in there.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 13:09 Comments || Top||

#5  There's a sci-fi story out there about Mexico and most of South America being depopulated by a lab-produced flying scorpion species. More worrisome than designer kids...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2019 18:50 Comments || Top||

FDA Orders Recall Of Breast Implants After Links To Roughly 500 Cancer Cases, A Dozen Deaths
[Daily Caller] The Food and Drug Administration requested that pharmaceutical company Allergan recall specific breast implant models that may cause cancer, the FDA announced Wednesday.

Allergan’s textured breast implants have been linked to a rare cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The FDA warned of the implants, citing 33 patient deaths from breast implant-associated ALCL. Of the 13 deaths where the breast implant manufacturer is known, 12 involved implants made by Allergan, according to the FDA.

Textured implants like the ones being recalled make up roughly 5 % of the implants used in the U.S., according to The New York Times. The FDA recommends that women with the implants refrain from removing them unless they start to experience symptoms, and Allergan is taking the specific models off the market.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 04:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The FDA recommends that women with the implants refrain from removing them unless they start to experience symptoms...

And those asymptomatic people, what about them ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 4:32 Comments || Top||

#2  What are textured implants ? Are they like Mystique's boobs from X-Men ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 5:00 Comments || Top||

#3  What are textured implants ?

Popcorn ceilings comes to mind, but nobody does those anymore.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

SpaceX has successful launch and landing of Starship Hopper but sets the swamp on fire.
At the title link hop and landing is about at the 10:45 PM point then fires get large about 10:50. The fires are burning away from the pad.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Brownsville FD on the way.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm thinking when it's 41 engines on the first stage - they are going to need to launch this from a platform at sea.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 0:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Need more clarity in headlines. I thought at first it landed in DC and the disappointment when I read the article was devastating.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/26/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#4  "Swamp on fire"... false hope indeed Merc.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Okay - more clarity? Set the estuary at the mouth of the Rio Grande on fire.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Even now it is still burning:

Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
NSFW: Feminists Train Boys to Control the Male Gaze
Warning: A not very pretty woman is intentionally nude in front of a group of boys.
You will have difficult time un seeing this
Posted by: lord garth || 07/26/2019 11:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whoever set that up needs to be arrested.

Not even being snarky here.
Posted by: charger || 07/26/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#2  There is a fine line between taking a quick and appreciative look and letting your eyeballs fall down the front of a girl's shirt.

Somehow I doubt the SJW feminazis know where that line is.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/26/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Feminazis are usually ugly and intellectually rancid. They commit to these campaigns out of spite for women who do get the attention.

I'll bet they rock themselves to sleep dreaming of a future where pretty women are scorned and men appreciate women for their thick spectacles minds, rather than for sexual attraction.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 13:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Jeebus! Talk about Avoidance Conditioning!
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/26/2019 13:27 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 - you forgot the 14 cats and stale chardonnay stains
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Yupp. Cats too. And Wicca.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2019 14:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Nothin' better than having some fat ugly broad's tits halfway hittin' the floor...
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Hmmm... that is most certainly NOT an American group. The radiator makes me think it's from Eastern Europe somewhere - probably pro-US... maybe Latvia?
Posted by: Lex || 07/26/2019 21:28 Comments || Top||

#9  That will certainly teach them not to stare at ugly women.
Posted by: gorb || 07/26/2019 22:17 Comments || Top||

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