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-Lurid Crime Tales-
EPA Issues Violation Notice to San Francisco
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2019 15:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thanks once again for the sample 'grafs, buddy...
Posted by: Raj || 10/03/2019 16:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Last month, President Trump warned of a potential violation notice, saying the city was allowing needles and human waste to go through storm drains to the ocean -- an allegation denied by city officials.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler also sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a letter last week alleging waste left by the homeless in San Francisco and other cities was being improperly handled.

Mayor London Breed says the violation notice contains "mischaracterizations, inaccuracies and falsehoods" and says the city's sewer system is one of the most effective in the country.

California has filed dozens of lawsuits against Trump administration policies.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/03/2019 16:54 Comments || Top||

#3  " Hey Juan ! This shark has needles in its guts "
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 10/03/2019 21:36 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Plácido Domingo resigns from LA Opera amid sexual misconduct scandal
[Washington Examiner] Legendary operatic tenor Plácido Domingo has resigned from his role as general director of the Los Angeles Opera nearly two months after numerous accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced.

The departure puts the 78-year-old's U.S. career into question, according to the Associated Press. Domingo still has support and performs in venues across Europe.

"I hold Los Angeles Opera very dearly to my heart and count my work to create and build it as among my most important legacies," Domingo said in a statement.

"However, recent accusations that have been made against me in the press have created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised," Domingo said. "It is in the best interests of LA Opera for me to resign as general director and withdraw from my future scheduled performances at this time."

Domingo pledged to work to clear his name.

In August, dozens of women accused Domingo of using his powerful position within the opera industry to solicit sexual relationships from them. The Los Angeles Opera announced it would investigate the renowned opera singer in wake of the allegations.

Many of the accusers said Domingo's alleged behavior is an open secret in the industry, but he has used his position and clout to silence and discredit women that accused him of improper sexual conduct.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 03:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

#1  after numerous accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced

Revenge of the talentless.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  OOOoooohhhh, me too, me too, me too.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/03/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||


Family outraged after a Universal character made 'OK' symbol on 6-year-old's shoulder
[USATODAY] Tiffiney Zinger said it was painful telling her daughter she couldn't use a family vacation photo for her second grade class project ‐ the image was marred by what appeared to be a symbol of hate.
Oh, noze! A Symbol of Hate©! Was his Hitler tee shirt sticking out or something?
The photo shows the 6-year-old girl, who is biracial and has autism, posing with an actor dressed as the movie character Gru from "Despicable Me" during a Universal Orlando breakfast event attended by the Zinger family in March. The character formed an upside-down "OK" symbol with his fingers, recognized by some as a hate symbol, on the girl's shoulder, according to a photo and video reviewed by USA TODAY.
Aaaaagh! Not an "Okay" sign? How did they stand it? They'll be in therapy for years!
A Universal Orlando Resort front man said Tuesday in response to USA TODAY inquiries about the episode that the actor had been fired. The front man, Tom Schroder, initially declined to further comment but then issued a statement: "We never want our guests to experience what this family did.
Being forced into cattle cars marked with Betsy Ross flags, overseen by four-eyed gunmen, called by the wrong pronouns, that sorta thing...
This is not acceptable and we are sorry ‐ and we are taking steps to make sure nothing like this happens again. We can’t discuss specifics about this incident, but we can confirm that the actor no longer works here. We remain in contact with the family and will work with them privately to make this right."
"We're covering the funeral costs of all the victims..."
Tiffiney Zinger, who is black, and her husband, Richard Zinger, who is white, traveled with their daughter, who is now 7,
... and mentally maimed for the rest of her life...
and her younger brother from Colorado to Orlando, where they own a home.
... and they'll soon have enough to buy another one for cash...
The Zingers were at Universal Orlando for the day to attend the character breakfast at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, a Universal hotel, at 11 a.m. on March 23. The hotel hosts the event every Saturday.
... and then... THIS!
"We just wanted to take them to see the minions," Tiffiney Zinger said. "Do something special for our family and this person ruined that special warm feeling.
Ummm... Maybe the guy flashing the "okay" sign just did it to be Despicable?
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [419 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Do something special for our family and this person ruined that special warm feeling."

I dunno. Kinda gives me a warm feeling to hear another Tale of the Easily Offended.

Maybe your daughter (is she named "Tiffiney Jr."? Or Kartiyay?) can apply and get accepted to Yale in another 10 years - perhaps there will be a a Jeralyn Luther Scholarship set waiting for her.

Posted by: Lex || 10/03/2019 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I had Bee.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/03/2019 6:14 Comments || Top||

#3  [IT'S OKAY TO BE OKAY!]
Posted by: Ho Chi Gray7671 || 10/03/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  and the Chan4 dupe claims another victim. (Yes, Tiffy, it WAS an intelligence test and you have failed miserably)
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/03/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#5  The fact snowflakes entered another meltdown over the Game makes me happy.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/03/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#6  The OK symbol can't become that fantasy KKK sign without four fingers and a thumb. If the Universal character didn't have normal hands the outraged family should be laughed out of the park and forbidden future admittance as grifters just trying for media attention and/or free passes.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/03/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#7  It's so f'ing racist, right?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/03/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Disney couldn't have asked for a better PR disaster for they're failing park. Was this an Op by Disney? It's so utterly crazy I'm not sure I can believe anything else.
Posted by: Charles || 10/03/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#9  Universal has their own park. It is near Disney World but not connected that I'm aware of.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/03/2019 14:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Cancel Culture takes another scalp. Ok sign now literally Hitler. Scuba Divers hardest hit.
Posted by: Lowspark || 10/03/2019 20:39 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Shiveluch mountain blew its top in Kamchatka Krai, Russia
volcano link
Posted by: 3dc || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under:


Universities launching degrees in E-sports
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well I guess asking “Would you like fries with that?” might be a form of sales and marketing. Other then that it’s another useless degree.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/03/2019 8:06 Comments || Top||

#2  ...well, with dropping enrollments, they're desperate to tag another vocation with credentialing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/03/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egyptian police arrest Facebook page admin over organ trade ads
[AlAhram] The Egyptian security forces have arrested the administrator of a Facebook page that published posts advertising the buying and selling of human organs.
Egyptian Planned Parenthood affiliate?
According to a statement issued by the interior ministry on Wednesday, the general directorate of information technology observed the posts on the Facebook page, in violation of the law.

The ministry did not reveal the name of the administrator. It, however, said in its statement that the defendant confessed his crimes, noting that he was exploiting patients’ conditions and had established a Facebook page to buy and sell kidneys.

The Egyptian parliament is currently working on amendments to the legislation on organ transplants to organise organ donation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Apple removes App that was used by Hong Kong Protestors
[9to5mMac]There is controversy today after Apple removed a Hong Kong protest app from the App Store. The developers claim that the app helps people avoid trouble spots and comply with the law, while Apple says that it's intended to circumvent the law.

It's currently unclear whether Apple made its own decision to remove the HKmap Live app, or whether it acted at the request of the Chinese government…
...
It could be used by protesters who want to evade the police, or it could be used to allow citizens to avoid trouble spots where there is a danger of being caught up in conflicts between the police and protesters.
[Although this may be innocent, Apple has been cooperating with the PRC oppression for 2 years now by reducing access to various apps. Similarly Google has assisted the oppression enthusiastically also by providing tracking applications]
Posted by: lord garth || 10/03/2019 12:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reason #42,564 why I will never own an apple product.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/03/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

#2  It's currently unclear whether Apple made its own decision to remove the HKmap Live app, or whether it acted at the request of the Chinese government…

The results appear to be somewhat similar.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 15:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Has Zuckerberg clamped down on Facebook in HK as well?
Posted by: Clem || 10/03/2019 18:44 Comments || Top||


Hong Kong flash-mob rallies erupt as anger mounts over shot protester
[DAWN] Flash-mob rallies broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as anger mounted over police shooting a teenage protester who attacked officers in a dramatic escalation of the violent unrest that has engulfed the territory for months.

A large crowd of demonstrators, including office workers in shirts and suits, mustered in a park and then began marching through the city's commercial district in an unsanctioned rally, chanting anti-police and anti-government slogans.

Hundreds of students also staged a sit-in at the school of 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin, who was shot in the chest by a policeman as he and a group of masked protesters attacked officers with umbrellas and poles.

The international finance hub has been left reeling from the shooting, the first time a demonstrator has been struck with a live round in nearly four months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests.

Tuesday witnessed the worst festivities of the summer as China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule with a massive military parade in Beijing.

The spiralling violence underscored seething public anger against Beijing's rule and shifted the spotlight from China's carefully choreographed birthday party.

Running battles raged for hours across multiple locations as hardcore protesters hurled rocks and petrol bombs. Police responded for the most part with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Commies


A twitter thread worth following on the NKOR missile

Related: North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks
Posted by: 3dc || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Now the underwater launch platform is a nice trick.
Prepositioning, towed as a barge, then bottomed.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/03/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||


Economy
Feeding the Deep State
h/t Instapundit
Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2019 00:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well the Dems, a bona fide card holder of the Deep State spent tons of money on arranging and then investigating Russiagate and now UkraineGate. All this was U.S. taxpayer money! Fraud at its worst.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/03/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||


Europe
WTO rules the US can place tariffs on EU after EU subsidies for Airbus
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/03/2019 09:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An incredible and unexpected victory for the Trump administration.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 10/03/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "whistleblower" in 5..4..3
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Can't help but feel this was because Trump would do it anyway, WTO or not. They may just be saving credibility.
Posted by: Charles || 10/03/2019 13:08 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Ex-Ukraine prosecutor claims he was told to back off Biden-linked firm probe
[NYP] Ukraine’s former top prosecutor told Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was indeed asked to back off any probe of a natural gas company linked to Joe Biden’s son, according to a copy of Giuliani’s notes obtained by Fox News.

During the pair’s Jan. 23, 2019, phone call, scandal-scarred ex-prosecutor Viktor Shokin told Giuliani that his "investigations stopped out of fear of the United States," after a top diplomat asked that he use "kid gloves" in pursuing the company, according to the notes of President Trump’s personal attorney, reported by the outlet.

"Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador [to Ukraine] Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing," the notes from the phone call state.

Shokin was booted from his post in April 2016, amid accusations of corruption, including that his office was blocking major cases against allies and influential figures.

In March 2016, Biden, as vice president, had threatened to cut off $1 billion in guaranteed loans unless Ukraine ditched Shokin.

Soetoro giveth and Soetoro taketh away.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 07:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Per Wiki - U.S. Ambassador [to Ukraine] Geoffrey R. Pyatt was a Soetoro appointee who enjoyed dabbling in regime change. Apparently things may have become a little hot at the Kyiv mission, and in May of 2015 Pyatt was transferred to Greece.

I recommend the Villa Agazini on Corfu for week ends. Great views and excellent security profile.

Geoffrey Pyatt might be someone Bill Barr would wish to talk to, unless of course John Brennan voiced some objection.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Great views and excellent security profile.

Not to meniton, very friendly to bad revolutionaries!
Posted by: Vinegar Lumplump6273 || 10/03/2019 18:31 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Suspected killer of Kasur minor boys remanded in police custody for 15 days
[DAWN] A Lahore antiterrorism court on Wednesday remanded the suspect behind the murder of four minor boys in Chunian, Suhail Shehzad, into police custody for 15 days.

The court also ordered a medical exam of the suspect.

The hearing was presided over by Judge Abdul Qayum Khan. Deputy prosecutor general Abdul Rauf Watoo was also present.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Home Front: Culture Wars
Virginia Police Officer Suspended After Handing Over Suspected Illegal to ICE
[PJMedia] A Fairfax County, Va., police officer has been suspended after turning over a suspected illegal alien to ICE following a traffic accident.

The incident occurred on September 21 and the officer has not been identified.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2019 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shitshow Part 109.

Does the concept of citizenship still have any value to these people? Rule of law?

Why is a senior law enforcement officer refusing to enforce the law against criminals?

What is this nonsense about pretending that illegal entry is not a criminal offense?

Do these people really not understand the language in the US Criminal Code (Title 8 U.S.C. § 1325):

Section 1325 sets forth criminal offenses relating to (1) improper entry into the United States by an alien, (2) entry into marriage for the purpose of evading immigration laws, and (3) establishing a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading immigration laws. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) amended 8 U.S.C. § 1325 to provide that an alien apprehended while entering or attempting to enter the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty.


Posted by: Lex || 10/03/2019 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  The Police Officer should be immediately hired by ICE and credited with previous LE years of service toward Federal Law Enforcement retirement. A nice 'sign-on' bonus should also be extended.

Send the fok'n message.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 2:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Sooner or later anyone aiding a criminal will be criminally charged also. Make it sooner.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 10/03/2019 3:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Hear, hear Besoeker! Use bureaucratic tools against the Mandarinate!!!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2019 3:59 Comments || Top||

#5  ^And reward ethical behavior at the same time!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2019 4:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Sue them. Bad publicity, esp near election, and monetary damages are the only things they understand.
Posted by: Harry Angomoque6080 || 10/03/2019 4:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Someone at DOJ needs to send a message to the chief -

18 U.S. Code § 2384. Seditious conspiracy

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/03/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#8  The officer is back on the job due to the outcry.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/03/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#9  He's obviously been targeted, he might as well plan on eventually finding work elsewhere. The sooner, the better.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 10:09 Comments || Top||

#10  Fairfax county demographics have overwhelming number of civil service employees in the adult voter roles. The chief is reflecting their political opinions and adding another unscientific proof of how deeply “woke” and leftist our government functionaries have become while enjoying lifetime employment and above average wages and benefits. Liberals have been salting the career ranks for decades.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/03/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Reinstated after being forced to complete "remedial training"..which will now be held over his head in perpetuity.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/03/2019 13:00 Comments || Top||



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