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Lavrov: Russia does not consider Turkey a strategic ally, despite the partnership between the two countries
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Man, 30, is jailed for 30 months for repeatedly putting semen in his female co-worker's water bottle, honey jar and keyboard after she accused him of sexual harassment
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 12:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "ordered to register as a sex offender"
He should probably be put into psychological facility combined with the Sex Offender registration.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/15/2020 17:51 Comments || Top||

Italian woman jailed for spiking coworker's coffee in attempt to have her fired
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 12:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

Stunned airline crew spot a JETPACK flying at 6,000ft near LAX - for the second time time in a month
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 11:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

Marine Corps FIRES commander for 'loss of trust in his ability' after amphibious vehicle training accident in which eight Marines and one sailor died
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reaping the rewards of 8 years of Obama SJW rot, where social experimentation was more important than traditional military standards, and training.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/15/2020 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  This is what would have happened on that carrier, only hundreds would have died. The top brass achieving their own objectives of "readiness" without any consideration of the human suffering it causes. Nothing new.
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 10/15/2020 3:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Sometimes a commander screws up so you fire him unless he's protected/connected.
Sometimes stuff just happens...so you fire the commander.
Sometimes higher screws up and the inevitable happens and...you fire the commander and allow him to finish up for his pension on the grounds he keeps his mouth shut.
Napoleon said he liked lucky colonels.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/15/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#4  read about all these types in the Patrick O'brien "Aubrey / Maturin" novels.

Seems like a concomitant characteristic of the human condition.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/15/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Pour encourager les autres
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/15/2020 17:31 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Texas sees huge turnout on first day of early voting with over 1M ballots cast
[FoxNews] More than 16 million Americans have voted in the election so far, according to data released Friday by the United States Elections Project, which compiles early-voting data. By way of comparison, as of Oct. 16, 2016, some 1.4 million Americans had already cast their ballot.

More than 50 million people have requested mail-in ballots this year, the data shows. In 2016, some 57.2 million Americans voted early in person, by mail or via absentee ballot. State election officials in several key swing states have warned it could take days to count all of the votes. All but about a half-dozen states allow some form of early in-person voting.

Trump has repeatedly claimed that mail-in voting would allow for widespread fraud, but experts have said such fraud is rare.

According to an aggregate of polls from RealClearPolitics, Trump is leading Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 4.4 percentage points in Texas.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 12:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Very helpful. Lets the Dems know just how many ballots they need to 'find' by election day.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/15/2020 13:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Need to hurry and lock in the Dem votes before the Biden scandal and his senility completely destroy the Dem candidacy.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/15/2020 14:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Theager Borgia, I'm beginning to feel that is what the push for mail in voting was all about. I expect them to encourage not voting in protest or something next in order to hide the size of the red wave.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/15/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||

#4  The longer the voting period, the harder it is to find volunteers to run the show. We voted yesterday, waited 20 minutes - longer than usual, but there were not fewer voting booths, as I feared might happen with the longer voting period. Son voted today, waited 15 minutes. I suspect next week, there will be no line outside the fire station.

In the big blue cities, lack of volunteers could result in long lines, and screams of "voter suppression".
Posted by: Bobby || 10/15/2020 17:43 Comments || Top||

#5  I believe they pay the poll workers in Georgia, don't know if it's that way everywhere.
Posted by: Chris || 10/15/2020 21:11 Comments || Top||

Russia records more than 14,000 coronavirus cases in one day for the first time as the country struggles to contain second wave that has pushed hospitals to near capacity
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#4  France declares public health state of emergency over COVID-19
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2020 5:26 Comments || Top||

China's President Xi tells his soldiers to 'focus on preparing for WAR' as he visits a marine base
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 11:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 10/15/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't preparing for war what a soldier's job is?
Posted by: Chemist || 10/15/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Depends; could be preparing for mottoes without gender reference.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/15/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Soldier? War? I'm not so sure that's what they signed up for.
Posted by: Clem || 10/15/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Blow up Three Gorges Dam if war started.
Posted by: Chomoth Guelph2445 || 10/15/2020 20:20 Comments || Top||

Boy is sent flying in mid-air by an exploding sewer after he lit a firecracker on a manhole cover
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 11:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That was me as a kid. That was cool.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 10/15/2020 16:55 Comments || Top||

#2  hope he isn't muslim
Posted by: Chris || 10/15/2020 21:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Manhole surfing ....
Posted by: gorb || 10/15/2020 23:21 Comments || Top||

Hackers Have Infiltrated Election Systems (per FBI, DHS)
[FoxNews] Hackers, possibly nation-state actors, have penetrated U.S. government networks and accessed election systems, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in a joint alert.

In some cases, there was unauthorized access to election support systems, CISA added.

The agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, explained there is no evidence so far that the integrity of elections data was compromised and that "it does not appear these targets are being selected because of their proximity to elections information."

CISA did intimate that election system data could be compromised, noting "there are steps that election officials, their supporting ... IT staff, and vendors can take to help defend against this malicious cyber activity."

Hackers got access via a combination of vulnerabilities — what CISA calls "vulnerability chaining." It is a commonly used tactic and in this case targeted federal and state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government networks, critical infrastructure, and elections organizations.

The hackers targeted a Virtual Private Network (VPN) vulnerability and a flaw in Netlogon, a Windows protocol to authenticate users.

"Patches are available for all of the vulnerabilities referenced in the joint cybersecurity advisory from CISA and the FBI," Tenable, a cybersecurity company, said in a statement sent to Fox News. "Most of the vulnerabilities had patches available for them following their disclosure."

The alert did not state explicitly who the bad actors were, only referring to them as "advanced persistent threat (APT) actors." But that is a term often reserved for state-sponsored hacking groups, according to experts.

In October, Microsoft’s Security Intelligence team cited a campaign leveraging one of the bugs from a threat actor known as CHIMBORAZO, also known as TA505, a "financially motivated nation-state actor," according to an analysis of the alert by Tenable.

In September, Microsoft said it detected Russian, Chinese and Iranian actors targeting the 2020 U.S. elections.

"The activity we are announcing today makes clear that foreign activity groups have stepped up their efforts targeting the 2020 election as had been anticipated, and is consistent with what the U.S. government and others have reported," Microsoft said at the time, citing a statement by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Therefore, if Trump wins, it's not legit. However, if Biden wins, it means we solved the problem and everything's fine!"
Posted by: charger || 10/15/2020 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Agreed, charger - this is battlespace preparation, nothing more.
Posted by: Raj || 10/15/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Paper ballot with a traceable number that only the citizen has, so they can validate their vote being correctly cast. It can be done, public key cryptography digital signature does it.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/15/2020 2:18 Comments || Top||

Finnish women take to social media to back up their Prime Minister after she was criticised for going TOPLESS in a plunging black blazer for magazine photoshoot
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin has sparked controversy after wearing a stylish black blazer with a plunging neckline and no top underneath for a recent magazine photoshoot.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 11:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6598 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm glad Pelosi doesn't try that...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/15/2020 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  How stunning and brave.
Posted by: charger || 10/15/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

#3  She'd get my vote any day.
Posted by: jpal || 10/15/2020 14:11 Comments || Top||

#4  You ever wonder if some journalists created the 'folks upset about the Prime Ministers's outfit just to see if they could create a response and thus a story? Personally I think it happens an awful lot.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/15/2020 14:50 Comments || Top||

#5  If you got it, flaunt it.

However, my respect for someone will go down for this.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/15/2020 19:29 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Never-Before-Published Letter Reveals Concentration Camp Churches ‐ Nazis ‘Received God' After Atrocities
[TownHall] - In a never-before-published letter to his family, American soldier Leon Morin reveals something that has been hidden in a dark corner of history: the Nazis, who committed the most gruesome atrocities against 6 million Jewish people, would simultaneously "receive God" on Sundays in beautiful churches built in the concentration camp Dachau.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2020 05:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  American Lutherans for the most part reject Martin's pissy rants. Having been treated like shit by orthodox Jewish businessmen I kind of get it. But what the hell.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/15/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||

After decades, room temperature superconductivity achieved
Note pressure is extreme: 267 GPa
Posted by: 3dc || 10/15/2020 03:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2020 5:19 Comments || Top||

#2  On the other hand
Some Bad News About The Replication Crisis In Social Science

And, of course, there is also AGW and "Herd Immunity" - the too super-idiotic theories "gracing" our times.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2020 5:38 Comments || Top||

#3  ^too ---> two
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2020 5:39 Comments || Top||

#4  IF I am reading this right....

267 gigapascal (gPa) = 2635085.12+ Earth Standard Atmospheres (ESA).

ESA = 14.6+/- psi, so this would be about:
38,724,945 PSI.

Imagine for a minute the ramifications of the Pressure Containment vessel rupturing?

Because at just (69 kPa) Steel reinforced concrete buildings usually collapse.

So we are talking 90%+ Fatalities and a shock wave wind speed of over 500mph in the immediate area. The immediate area of destruction depending on the size of the Pressure Containment Vessel.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/15/2020 7:11 Comments || Top||

#5  G - I think you misspelled "Shutdown Panic Fever"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/15/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#6  You're not alone Frank, any AGW adherent would respond in a similar way.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

#7  File under The Cold Fusion Files. Tagline: "I want to believe..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/15/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Your math is correct, NN2N1.

That's also 267,000,000,000 newton/meter² for those who actually listened to Jimmie Carter.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/15/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Imagine for a minute the ramifications of the Pressure Containment vessel rupturing?

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||

US FDA approves Regeneron's drug as first treatment for Ebola virus
[AlAhram] The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Inmazeb as the first FDA-approved treatment for the Ebola virus infection in adults and children.

Inmazeb, a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies, was tested in 382 adults and children with confirmed Zaire ebolavirus infection in a clinical trial, the health regulator said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2020 02:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Antibodies are not drugs!!!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2020 5:22 Comments || Top||

StormBreaker Mini Glide Bomb That Can Hit Moving Targets In Any Weather Is Ready For War
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

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Thu 2020-10-15
  Lavrov: Russia does not consider Turkey a strategic ally, despite the partnership between the two countries
Wed 2020-10-14
  Denver Local News Bodyguard Who Killed Trump Supporter Bragged About Harassing and Confronting Conservatives in the Past
Tue 2020-10-13
  Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome
Mon 2020-10-12
  Osama bin Laden's ex-London spokesman is ‘freed early from 25 year US jail term because he is at high risk from Covid due to his obesity' and 'will return to the UK within weeks'
Sun 2020-10-11
  Iraq reshuffles military chiefs amid escalation of ISIS groups
Sat 2020-10-10
  Elon Musk and the U.S. military plan to build a reusable 7,500mph cargo rocket
Fri 2020-10-09
  US hits Iran’s entire financial sector with sanctions
Thu 2020-10-08
  International mediation meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict set for Geneva
Wed 2020-10-07
  BLM rioters in Los Angeles are breaking into buildings & smashing the glass
Tue 2020-10-06
  Baku demands apology from France after Macron claims Syrian jihadists deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh
Mon 2020-10-05
  DC Antifa ‘Ringleader’ Jason Charter Arrested Again at WalkAway Rally
Sun 2020-10-04
  8 charged in French cryptocurrency scheme to finance jihadis
Sat 2020-10-03
  Iraqi Air Force bombed ISIS terrorist hideouts on the border between Diyala and Salah al-Din
Fri 2020-10-02
  Trump confirms he and Melania test Positive for Covid-Virus
Thu 2020-10-01
  France arrests 29 in anti-terror Syria financing sting

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