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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Video of shootout at "The Cheetah" strip club in Atlanta
Posted by: 3dc || 09/08/2020 00:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Welcome to Atlanta.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Those girls present ... large targets
Posted by: Elmosh Glutle2987 || 09/08/2020 1:32 Comments || Top||

#3  'Twas a story straight outta the Gita
When Donte met Trey at the Cheetah,
As jackal fought dhole
At a watering hole
In dispute over soul... and Velveeta.
Posted by: Winky Poodle9282 || 09/08/2020 2:43 Comments || Top||

#4  In a contest of tactics and wit,
But mostly of "takin' your shit,
A brace of black knights
Battle boredom, then fright:
"Yo, you're checkmated, bitch!" "But not hit."
Posted by: Winky Poodle9282 || 09/08/2020 2:52 Comments || Top||

#5  What happens in ‘The Cheetah’ doesn't stay in ‘The Cheetah’.
Posted by: Thraling Munster5941 || 09/08/2020 3:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Going to blame 'white privilege'?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2020 6:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Look at all those white supremacists oppressed minority peeps...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/08/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#8  There is a white Chevy. Does that count as an outrage?
Posted by: gorb || 09/08/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Those girls present ... large targets

"You couldn't hit the broad side of Shawneequa's ass!"
Posted by: SteveS || 09/08/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

#10  When it doesn't help Shawneequa evade bullets by turning sideways, you know dat shit be phat
Posted by: Zebulon the Great8786 || 09/08/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm going to bet a block of ballistic gelatin is firmer than Shawneequa's booty...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/08/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

#12  That was borderline click bait. I see more on Rifleman re-runs.

Meanwhile, Twitter hasn't yanked that video yet as of ca. 3:30pm/1530 EDT. Maybe GM/Chevrolet paid for a plug?
Posted by: Clem || 09/08/2020 15:30 Comments || Top||

40 Shot, 6 Killed, Friday into Monday Morning Across Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago
[Breitbart] Forty people were shot, six fatally, Friday into Monday morning across Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

Breitbart News reported at least 16 were shot, two fatally, Friday through Saturday afternoon alone.

A four-year-old boy was among the casualties in one of the weekend’s early shootings. He was standing outside in the 8600 block of South Honore Friday night when someone opened fire from inside a vehicle, wounding him in the leg.

He was with an 18-year-old woman when the shooting occurred, and she was shot in the back.

On Monday morning ABC 7 reported the number of shooting victims had climbed to 40 and the number of dead had reached six.

Three people—one woman and two men—were shot around 1:30 p.m. during a drive-by attack "in the 8000-block of South Green." One of the wounded was taken to the hospital in serious condition and the other in fair condition. The woman was in critical condition, having been shot in the chest.

Four people—one woman, two men, and a 17-year-old—were shot in another single incident Sunday just before 6:30 p.m. They were "on the sidewalk about 6:25 p.m. in the 7700-block of South Kingston Avenue" when someone opened fire from inside a vehicle, wounding all four individuals.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports "43 people were shot citywide, eight of them fatally," over the entirety of Labor Day Weekend 2019. The city almost hit that level of wounded and dead this Labor Day Weekend, Friday into Monday morning alone.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#4  As of 10PM last night - '10:00p Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 46 wounded'
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/08/2020 7:59 Comments || Top||

#5  A Chicago scorecard is updated daily at heyjackass.com
Highlighted by numerous, relevant sub-categories such as the Shot-In-The-Ass-Ometer, well worth a read.
Posted by: Bugs Untervehr9211 || 09/08/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#6  And we (myself included) readily accept the fact Afghanistan is a lost cause.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Two Chicago street gangs using tactical nukes on each other would not draw as much media attention as one cop making a bad decision in a split second.
Posted by: Matt || 09/08/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#8  "40 Shot, 6 Killed, Friday into Monday Morning Across Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago"

In other words, more days ending in "y." >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 09/08/2020 11:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Hey, better tighten up those gun laws.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/08/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#10  How many were Caucasian and if they were, were they perpetrators of any criminal act, or merely victims?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/08/2020 15:05 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Alcohol, chocolate and porn consumption jumps during coronavirus pandemic
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 06:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can I get me a Captain Obvious picture here?
Posted by: Raj || 09/08/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||

#2  ....So on top of everything else, I need to start buying Hershey bars?

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/08/2020 16:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Can I get me a Captain Obvious picture here?

Captain Obvious with a spliff. Judging by the parking lot, the weed store is doing a land office business too.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/08/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Not sure what it might indicate, but I'm eating more carrot cake.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 20:13 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ bunny love?
Posted by: Albert Tingle8651 || 09/08/2020 20:46 Comments || Top||

#6  You guys have all the fun. I'm stuck buying gallon after gallon of paint for my deck. >:-(
Posted by: gorb || 09/08/2020 21:03 Comments || Top||

1,000 Americans move to Florida EVERY DAY as families abandon northern cities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - with home sales more than doubling in the Sunshine State
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 05:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Hmmm...time to reconsider the 'release' point for those rioting in New York. A place dripping with real 'white privilege' ought to welcome their wokeness.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2020 17:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Leave your liberal politics at the NY State Line, where they belong, where they caused the ruin you are fleeing from. Its like fleeing from Mao and then "voting" for Pol Pot.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/08/2020 23:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Many have stopped off in Georgia, and forgot to leave again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 23:34 Comments || Top||

Coronavirus cases exceed 27 million around the world, with deaths at over 893,000
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thanks, CCP!
Posted by: gorb || 09/08/2020 2:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Nothing to do with your CCP.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2020 4:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Oops.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2020 4:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Sorry gorb, for some reason I've confused "CCP" with Fauci's shop - what's it called?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2020 4:41 Comments || Top||

#5  CDC?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 4:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Domo arigato.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2020 4:44 Comments || Top||

#12  On a world population of 8 billion, this means that 99.6+% of people don't even have it, much less suffer ill effects from it.
Posted by: Tom || 09/08/2020 11:42 Comments || Top||

#13  800 'Covid' deaths per day is just shy of 300,000 per year.

Population of Brazil is just shy of 213,000,000.

That is, 0.1%

Infection rate @ 4,100,000 is 1.3%

Some nine months in, 27mil out of 7bil is 0.3%

20/10,000 isn't even a rounding error.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/08/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

California governor declares state of emergency as multiple counties battle wildfires

Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  At least they're wearing masks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 4:45 Comments || Top||

#2  I want to see the headline that says:

"Declares state of emergency, and resigns."
Posted by: AlanC || 09/08/2020 7:43 Comments || Top||

#3  You have to admit that having multiple wildfires is unprecedented - at least since the last time it happened.

Personally, I think the governor should be arrested for allowing California to emit so much CO2. He is basically turning forests into carbon dioxide. That's worse than the oil companies. At least they use dead dinosaurs instead of trees.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/08/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#4  No they aren't. California Public Health officials told the public that nearly all masks are worthless against particulates such as smoke. (Yet they magically work against micro-organisms)

Health officials say N95 masks to filter wildfire smoke may do more harm than good

The advice is this: If it makes you feel better, wear one," says Francis Zamora, a spokesperson for the Department of Emergency Services "If it makes you feel worse, take it off immediately."

The advice comes with one major caveat: if you choose to wear the mask, the likelihood of it doing more harm than good is high.
Posted by: Snineger Lumumba4220 || 09/08/2020 11:32 Comments || Top||

#5  What's the number of cigarettes you comparatively inhale when taking in this smoke?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2020 17:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Naughty, naughty California and its CO2 emissions.
Posted by: Clem || 09/08/2020 18:39 Comments || Top||

#7  The really nasty particulate in smoke is PM2.5 that is 2.5 microns (micrometers) particle size. Cartridges that are rated P100 should take care of this. Cheap masks will not.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/08/2020 20:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Once again, time to dig out the old MOPP4 gear.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/08/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||

#9  What's the number of cigarettes you comparatively inhale when taking in this smoke?

Think a satisfactory loose pipe tobacco draw from a filterless cigarette. In a standing room only hotel room. And everyone else in the room is also smoking the same.

For further effect, rub some jalapeno seed oil in the eyes, stick some cotton in your ears, with a mild body wide sunburn, wearing your zero degree winter weather clothing, performing burpees/jumping jacks depending upon the physical exertion.

Granted, prairie fire load is different than forest fire load, but I've done enough tree row and cedar fire to comfortable say it is the same misery of a different flavor.

Now, if you are lucky enough to have the fancy firefighter's particle mask, you change filters as often as changing a toddler's diaper after an applesauce binge.

Wearing a Nomex hood over the nose like people are wearing their WuFlu mask will still have you picking coal out of your nose for 3 days for each 8 hour shift. Those with bushy nostrils wish they hadn't trimmed.

Smoking a filtered cigarette is a breath of fresh air.

Except perhaps MB Reds; but that is more a chemical burn than a particulate congestion.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/08/2020 22:15 Comments || Top||

#10  *If you have not smoked but have been camping, its like having the Curse of the Campfire - that slight breeze which seems to put all the campfire smoke into your tent all night long and your lungs feel like cheap beef jerky in the morning - you can get the idea except scaled up to acres of campfires.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/08/2020 22:24 Comments || Top||

#11  **When we had ours, the smoke was so thick the street lights turned on...at 3:00 in the afternoon on what had been a cloudless day and an average 50mph wind and low barometric pressure and high temperatures.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/08/2020 22:30 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Douglas County, GA goat jumps into cop car, chews papers, spills a drink, then head-butts deputy
[USA Today] A curious goat hopped into a Georgia patrol car last week — to munch on documents, spill a drink and eventually head-butt a cop to the ground. It was all captured on bodycam footage.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office shared the video on Facebook. According to the post, an on-duty sheriff's deputy, who remains unidentified, was serving civil papers at the time of the encounter.

She had left the car door open. Moments later, a new (and uninvited) passenger arrived.

"Due to the number of houses [the deputy] visits daily, she routinely leaves her vehicle's door open because she has had to [retreat] on a number of occasions from vicious dogs," the sheriff's office wrote.

"Never once did she expect or even consider what was about to happen this day!"
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ay que cabron!
Posted by: Phomose Noodleman4129 || 09/08/2020 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  GLM protester?
Posted by: gorb || 09/08/2020 2:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Trained assault goat.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 4:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Intellectual level of Antifa protesters increasing?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2020 4:45 Comments || Top||

#5  The goat ate my homework.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2020 6:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Now the animals are rising up against the police!
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/08/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh... saw the photo and thought it was another Portland Catch & Release post
Posted by: Flusoling Crinesh1153 || 09/08/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#8  It's just 2020, folks. Eventually, stuff like this will cease to be surprising. Embrace the Suck!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/08/2020 18:10 Comments || Top||

#9  Mating season?
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 09/08/2020 18:30 Comments || Top||

#10  I play Goat Simulator to prepare myself for such eventualities.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/08/2020 19:27 Comments || Top||

#11  Thought so, it's a Nubian. Insanely stupid and stubborn. Of all the 5 breeds I've dealt with Nubians are on the bottom IQ rim.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/08/2020 20:28 Comments || Top||

#12  Of all the 5 breeds I've dealt with Nubians are on the bottom IQ rim.

Anything dumber would qualify to be Antifa/BLM.
Posted by: gorb || 09/08/2020 21:06 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Shipping Interests Call for Immediate Disembarkation of Migrants from Stranded Maersk Tanker
I put this story in North Africa slot because the leaky boat refugees were picked up near Malta. The goat rope story follows:
[gCaptain] The International Chamber of Shipping is calling on the International Maritime Organization to urgently intervene in the case of Maersk Etienne, which is currently stranded at sea after coming to aid of migrants in distress off Malta last month.

In a letter to the IMO Secretary-General, the ICS urges the agency to “send a clear message that States must ensure that Maritime Search and Rescue incidents are resolved in accordance with the letter and spirit of international law.”
Blah blah Blah.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No problem. Just haul your ass to these peoples' point of origin.
Posted by: Thraling Munster5941 || 09/08/2020 3:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Their point of origin is not safe, due to wars started by these European countries. Their rightful punishment is to receive the migrants that they created.
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 09/08/2020 4:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Of course the countries they come from are safe. Within a year or two of getting on the dole, the "refugees" will be visiting people back home.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/08/2020 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Hear, hear.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||

#6  The shipping companies want legal cover from lawsuits... Thought it was charity, did you?
Posted by: magpie || 09/08/2020 13:16 Comments || Top||

Man plans to buy home with proceeds from 28 bottles of birthday whiskey
[NYP] A man in England is planning to purchase a home using money from the sale of 28 bottles of whiskey his father gifted to him each year for his birthday.

The collection of Macallan single malt obtained by Matthew Robson, of Taunton, is worth about $53,000, BBC reported. Robson’s father, Pete, had forked over about $6,500 for the booze.

"Each year I received it as a birthday present," Robson told the outlet. "I thought it was quite a quirky little present as I was slightly too young to start drinking."

He continued: "But I was under strict instructions, never, never to open them and I tried my hardest and succeeded and they’re all intact."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He would be happier with the whiskey while it lasted than he will with the house when he has it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Belarusian protest leader disappears after being detained by masked men
[EN.ALGHADEER.TV] Masked men detained Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova in central Minsk on Monday morning and drove her away in a van and two of her allies also disappeared later, the opposition movement said.

Kolesnikova, a member of the opposition coordination council, is the last of three female politicians left in Belarus who joined forces before an Aug. 9 presidential election to try to challenge veteran incumbent Alexander Lukashenko.

A vocal critic of Lukashenko, she has played an important role in weeks of mass demonstrations and strikes by protesters who accuse Lukashenko of rigging his re-election.

Lukashenko, who has been in power for the last 26 years, denies that allegation and has accused foreign powers of trying to topple him in a revolution. He has responded with a crackdown which some those detained say includes torture and beatings.

Three European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
diplomats told Rooters that the EU is now preparing to impose economic sanctions on 31 senior Belarus officials, including the interior minister, in response to the election and subsequent crackdown.

Facing his deepest crisis yet, Lukashenko retains the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
, who has promised to send in police to support him if needed.

Kolesnikova’s abduction, if confirmed, comes as Belarusian authorities appear to be stepping up their efforts to try to halt the protests and obstruct the work of the opposition council, which they have accused of plotting to overthrow Lukashenko.

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people demonstrated across the country demanding Lukashenko step down. Security forces detained 633 protesters, Belarusian authorities said.

Police in Minsk was cited by Russia’s Interfax news agency as saying they had not detained Kolesnikova.

A witness, Anastasia, was cited by the Tut. By media outlet as saying she had seen Kolesnikova pushed into a dark-colored van by masked men in plain clothes in central Minsk.

She said Kolesnikova’s mobile phone had dropped to the ground during the tussle and that one of the masked men detaining her had picked it up before the van sped off.

The opposition council said two other activists, Anton Rodnenkov and Ivan Kravtsov, disappeared soon afterward and said the authorities appeared to be systematically targeting its members.

"It’s obvious that these methods are illegal and cannot lead to anything else apart from an escalation in the situation in the country, deepening the crisis and fuelling protests," it said in a statement.

"We see that the authorities have openly begun to use terror tactics in recent days," it added, calling the actions crimes against humanity.

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius likened what had happened to Kolesnikova to something that the Stalin-era secret police in the Soviet Union would have done.

"Instead of talking to the people of Belarus, the outgoing leadership is trying cynically (to) eliminate (them) one by one," he wrote on Twitter.

Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under:

#1  masked men
So maybe they're CV free?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 15:58 Comments || Top||

Nuclear storage base at Taibai (Base 67) is located near what seems to be one of the more important rail forks in China

Taibai nuclear rail missile China
Posted by: 3dc || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Commies

China's first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday at Jiuquan after spending two days in orbit
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Home Front: Politix
Guns and trucks at Oregon protest to defend Trump's America
[France24] Hundreds of Donald Trump's supporters gathered for a large motorcade in support of the US president and police near Portland, where anti-racism activists have clashed continuously with law enforcement for more than 100 days.

Small groups of men loaded with paramilitary equipment, many of them armed militants from right-wing extremist groups, milled among the crowd that consisted mostly of families and older people.

About 300 cars, including many massive pickup trucks, then took to the roads surrounding Oregon City, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Portland, before dispersing.

But 150 to 200 people, led by members of the far-right Proud Boys militia, which advocates white supremacy, decided to follow the road to Oregon's capital, Salem, for a show of force on the steps of the state capitol building.

Tensions in the Portland area heightened on August 29 when Aaron Danielson, 39, a supporter of the far-right group Patriot Prayer, was shot dead in the city.

He had had just participated in a pro-Trump motorcade like the one on Monday and left the parade to go into Portland with other attendees.

A 48-year-old man named Michael Reinoehl, who claimed to be an "anti-fascist" on social media, was suspected of the shooting. He was shot dead five days later by police looking for him. Reinoehl allegedly tried to escape and grabbed a gun when he was killed.

On Monday, the Labor Day holiday in the US, rally organizers stressed their motorcade route would not go near Portland for safety reasons.

Hundreds of American flags waved above the motorcade, often with banners calling for Trump's reelection on November 3.

Pictures of Trump, depicting him as Rambo with a machine gun in hand, occasionally appeared on the banners as well.

"Trump has the brains to get America back on track," said Cassy Larson, an accountant in a small Oregon town.

"He knows what it takes for the capitalism to generate the money to fix the buildings down in downtown Portland that are being destroyed by the other people," she told AFP.

She was referring to the protests against racism and police brutality that have rocked the city -- and the entire country -- since the death in May of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of white police officers.

Demonstrations have been particularly stormy in Portland, a city of 650,000, where anti-fascist activists frequently clashed with police.

Trump has cast the city as being under siege by "thugs" engaged in "domestic terrorism," though the demonstrations have been peaceful for the most part.

While protests have continued in Portland, and many downtown businesses have boarded up their storefronts, the damage has been minimal and daily life continues to be calm, an AFP reporter confirmed.

But Carol Williams, a retiree and longtime Republican activist, disagrees: she said downtown Portland "looks like a third-world country with all of the graffiti and the burning and the looting.

"We don't stand for violence, even though that's what we're accused of," said Williams, who lives in the small town of Silverton, 37 miles south of Portland.

"We are peaceful. We don't go looking for retribution," she added, referring to Danielson's death.

Art White, a veteran who spent three and a half years in Vietnam during the war, says he made the trip to show he supports "my president Donald J Trump 1,000 percent.

"We have finally come up with a president that will stand up for our rights" and American values, said the short, mustachioed 70-year-old, proudly sporting a cowboy hat.

"I've seen what a socialistic, Communistic community state does to their people, and it is not nice," White said, adding he worries about "the socialist outsiders, the Communist outsiders, that has invaded our country in the last 20 years."

"I will support my constitutional rights... with my own life if I have to," White said.

"It makes me sad that I have to fight in my own country."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 02:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So much blather. Predictable. France 24 is owned by France Médias Monde, which is a French state-owned holding company that supervises and coordinates the activities of the major public media organizations broadcasting or publishing internationally from France.
Posted by: b || 09/08/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||

Police recover five-year-old girl's burnt body from Karachi's Esa Nagri
[DAILYTIMES.PK] 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...
police officials have recovered a minor girl’s burnt body from Esa Nagri and arrested 11 suspects, reported on Sunday Monday.

Police said an investigation has been launched into the rape-and-murder case after rescue officials recovered the child’s body — stuffed in a bori (gunny bag) — on Sunday evening.

According to sources, the maiden of tender years named Marwah was kidnapped on Friday and remained missing until her body was discovered burnt in garbage near her home early morning.

The body was shifted to Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre where a post-mortem examination was held. According to the autopsy report, the victim had been sexually assaulted and had died from head injuries.

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#1  "In Pakistan, always so sunny,
We're proud that our versatile gunny
Surpasses the plastic
For uses domestic...
Um, take out the trash, wouldja, honey?"
Posted by: Winky Poodle9282 || 09/08/2020 4:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't this how they used to sacrifice children to Moloch?
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 09/08/2020 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Cutting, Zenobia F.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Land of the Pure....yeah, right.
Posted by: Clem || 09/08/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

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Popular Mechanics - Ask a pilot: What it's like to fly a V22 Osprey (video)
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Guess it's a lot like flying a Chinook.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 4:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Video with the V22 is near bottom of page in link.

You'd be right about the MH-47G Block II, Skidmark. Hopefully without the required abundance of manned grease guns and fire extinguishers, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/08/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Helicopter story: Inside the daring helicopter flights that rescued 200 from a California fire
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#4  They'll never have to pay for drinks again.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 Incredible.

Consider the stress on the eyes of the pilots; those conditions make fiberglass eye a walk in the park.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/08/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Philippine President Duterte pardons US marine in Ladyboy death.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2020 05:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Murder is murder. Then we spend time making excuses.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2020 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  How the hell do you not know you went to a ladyboy bar? WTF? He knew exactly what he was doing when he took her to his room.

Duterte is obviously making a bow to the US. We'll see if anyone cares. Probably not.
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 09/08/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  I had to brief incoming officers on the PI when I worked at the embassy. So they could brief their troops. Its always a bit awkward, The ladyboy community has infiltrated the regular bars, so its a bit different than the old days. I gave them clues to tell if they are men, for example if they are wearing nylons, walk away. If they have a little peach fuzz on their lips, they are probably women, as the men have to shave. And lastly, if she is stunning, she is probably a man. Yhe stories are crazy, unbelievable but true. Every year at the annual Balikataan training event there are troops that end up beating a ladyboy up badly in the hotel. As P2K puts it, murder is murder and while the PI president will let him leave the PI, I'm sure the Marine Corp will not see it so gracefully.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/08/2020 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Better to learn to live with it, like Barack
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2020 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Duterte's not making an issue because his administration doesn't give a cr*p about some people and he thinks this is an easy way to earn points with the United States. Not sure that's the case. Especially with him trying to push the US on other, more important issues.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/08/2020 20:10 Comments || Top||

#6  In 1963 they were know as "benny Boys" and never ever were in the bars...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 09/08/2020 22:00 Comments || Top||

'Zomting ist gong on with ol dos mail packagesl' ....sez spa co-owner
[ZERO] The second incident was captured on video outside 7Q Spa Laser & Aesthetics.

"It happened early in the morning, 5:40, and it was a Budget rental, big truck, that backed up to the parking lot. And they’re like, slowly, one by one, they’re dropping the packages," said Lilia Serobian, one of the owners of the spa, adding that the "huge pile" contained various sizes of packages, and all of it was US mail.

According to the report, a spa employee found the pile of boxes and envelopes in the parking lot, after which police were called to the scene. A USPS manager collected the mail.

More U.S. mail was found in an alley less than a mile away from the spa, according to police. It was not immediately clear whether both piles were dumped by the same truck.

Postal Service investigators are looking into the dumping incidents, Glendale police said.

Inspectors will try to determine which post office — and specifically what route— the mail came from, as well as who rented the truck. -KTLA

The report comes amid a national dialogue over mail-in ballots for November's election - with President Trump and his allies repeatedly claiming that the process would be tainted by corruption and cause huge delays.

"If you do universal mail-ins with millions and millions of ballots, you are never going to know what the real result of an election is," Trump said last month, adding "It's going to be a very, very sad day for our country."
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#1  Pre-election ballot delivery exercise ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2020 1:42 Comments || Top||

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