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-Lurid Crime Tales-
St. Louis woman kills her own carjacker
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] A 29 year old St. Louis woman jumped into her own car, retrieved her own weapon, and shot a carjacking suspect. He later died of a gunshot wound to the stomach.

The incident happened around 3:30pm on Monday on North Vandeventer, as the victim was on the way to get her paycheck and was attacked trying to get back into her car.

According to local news source 5 On Your Side, the suspect was ready to drive away, as the woman jumped into her own car, found her weapon she had stored there, and shot him once in the stomach.

The man then drove away in the vehicle, but apparently didn't get very far. The next police district over got a call regarding a car accident. Officers reporting to the scene found the car with the critically injured suspect inside.

The man was rushed to a local hospital but pronounced dead minutes later.

The victim was interviewed by detectives and then released. No charges were laid.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good for her! Didn't just kill her attacker, but killed him slow.

"Shot a man in reno, just to watch him die..."
Posted by: Nguard || 10/21/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#2  We need to setup a GO-AMMO-ME system.
Where such self defenders are rewarded with a box of New Replacement Ammo.

Given they have done a great service by eliminating a obvious great threat to the community, a drain on limited resources and in doing so have depleted their own private ammo stock.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/21/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm surprised she wasn't arrested. I guess Mo has better laws than the rest of the Blue states.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/21/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Given it's St Louis, and no charges were filed, you have to assume either the jacker wasn't black or the driver was.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/21/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#5  It's early, but that calls for a drink!
Posted by: Clem || 10/21/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah Baby!
Posted by: WhatAbout || 10/21/2020 9:21 Comments || Top||

#7  She's lucky that there's no 'Bad Lives Matter' psychosis going on now.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/21/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Well if you can't kill your own carjacker, whose carjacker can you kill?
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/21/2020 15:39 Comments || Top||

#9  My bet is his death was attributed to the car crash, or covid.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 18:17 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Intelligence chief Chris Mellon reveals HE provided New York Times with three infamous UFO videos it published in 2017 - after being handed clips in a Pentagon parking lot by Defense Department official
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 09:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So Obama really wasn't born in Kenya, but Sagittarius-A*?
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/21/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Who had aliens as next bingo call?
Posted by: Clese Sneart7857 || 10/21/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#3  I fully expect that at some point there will be a deathbed confession from someone at the Pentagon about how he created this hoax, much like the man who invented Bigfoot.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2020 14:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Here's some footage of the meeting.



Posted by: charger || 10/21/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

#5  I so disappointed no one got the Black Hole "A" reference..... sigh
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/21/2020 17:20 Comments || Top||

#6  ^
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2020 17:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Fascinating how they took so much that is classically Japanese, making it modern, g(r)omgoru. I must share with trailing daughter #2. If she’d had another semester she would have completed a third BA, that one in Japanese.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2020 18:52 Comments || Top||


Florida deputy performs exorcism on child, instructs another to shoot anyone who enters demon-filled home
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 09:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Florida. 2020. sigh.
Posted by: Punky Clunk8901 || 10/21/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||


Some nice blues for the day...
Posted by: 3dc || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  After a hectic day, this soothes the mind and body during the evening. Thanks 3d.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 10/21/2020 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  justin is one amazing musician
Posted by: 746 || 10/21/2020 0:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Good stuff.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Cow-hugging, an alleged wellness fad, has people cuddling farm animals to relieve stress
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 10:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:


#2  You want leptospirosis? Because that is how you get leptospirosis.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/21/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Poor cattle, having to put up with creatures dumber than them.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/21/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  "I spent every night talking and laying with her in the barn and making sure she was healthy and happy."

'Laying' eggs with her? Talented couple.

Or does Farmer Bob mean country matters?
What, is he running on the Democratic ticket for Williamsburg VA?
Posted by: Gromotle Grock9886 || 10/21/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Waste of good ribeye and hanger
Posted by: Elmolump de Medici3375 || 10/21/2020 11:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Too freakin' cheap to get a cat? Sheesh.
Posted by: Raj || 10/21/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Obviously dreamed up by someone who never had to spend much time with them.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/21/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#8  Let me recommend the calves who don't have ear tags yet.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 11:26 Comments || Top||


#10  "Here, you can hug my 'not a steer' over in that pen by himself."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/21/2020 11:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Just get a dog.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/21/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#12  Cows now complaining about how bad the hippy huggers smell.
Posted by: Regular joe || 10/21/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

#13  Even dumber than goat yoga.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/21/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#14  First "hug a hoodie," now this
I blame David Cameron
Posted by: Large Cromoth9282 || 10/21/2020 15:02 Comments || Top||

#15  "Therapy cows?" Don't that beat all? Can you take them with you on a plane?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/21/2020 17:55 Comments || Top||


#17  NOT a Lena Dunham story?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||

#18  I remember cow tipping in the 70's, neat idea but in practice it proved difficult to impossible, and it really pissed off the cow
Posted by: 746 || 10/21/2020 21:05 Comments || Top||

#19  The nights of sitting in a cow pasture in then rural Gwinnett county, debating the preferences of Schlitz, Bud, or Pearl beer.

Then running your 170 lbs soaking wet into a 800 lbs animal

Good times

Had Journey or Bruce banging on Blaupunkt out of 72 Cutlass
Posted by: Beavis || 10/21/2020 22:55 Comments || Top||

#20  One cow to another:
Knock knock.
Who's there.
Moo.
Moo who?
Make up your mind, are you a cow or an owl?

/hattip

Thank you, thank you, remember to tip your cow.

And don't try the veal!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 23:08 Comments || Top||


F117s leave den!
[The Drive] Some of those who live and travel around Marine Corps Air Station Miramar got one heck of a surprise this afternoon as a pair of F-117 Nighthawks recovered at the sprawling air base situated north of downtown San Diego. The jets' visit comes as the officially retired F-117 force has drastically expanded its operations, now being used constantly for testing and aggressor duties in a far more visible manner, including during high-profile exercises, such as Red Flag.

It isn't clear exactly what the stealth jets are doing there, but aircraft that are participating in exercises that take place over the massive range complex off the Southern California coast often stage out of Miramar. As part of their expanded operations, F-117s have ventured off the SoCal coast for drills on multiple occasions, as The War Zone was first to report, including working with carrier strike groups that are spinning up for deployment.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OPFOR?
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/21/2020 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ OPFOR = Opposing Force(s), the bad guys.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2020 0:45 Comments || Top||

#3  I think the 75 people who use Rantburg all know what OPFOR means.
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 10/21/2020 5:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Make that 76 now who know what OPFOR means.
But, please, what and where is the threat from stealth aircraft on the US?
If its not top secret?
Posted by: Snimble McGurque4348 || 10/21/2020 5:31 Comments || Top||

#5  US and allied training getting ahead of the curve.
China: J-20, J-31 and H-20 bomber in future
Russia: Su-57, PAK DA bomber in future
Posted by: Waldemar Flomonter9347 || 10/21/2020 7:21 Comments || Top||

#6  His training were bloodless battles, his battles were bloody training - old Roman saying
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#7  It would be interesting to are how stealthy a group of stealth bombers is. We have been using them independently in the past. This is for future use of larger groups of F-35s in any future conflict.
Posted by: magpie || 10/21/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

#8  OPFOR?

Interesting question.

Not in aviation, but I understand that if you want an airplane to go to crap, put it in storage, so maybe a bit of stretching as well? Get some flight hours for the pilots, test out some detection devices. And if someone gets jumpy, these guys are on the roster.

Crib sheet is nice for those without a military background, or like me the coffee hasn't quite sorted out the alphabet soups in a timely manner.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#9  P2k, there's another saying, 'The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war!'
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/21/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Those planes are soooo cool.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 18:12 Comments || Top||

#11  In somewhat of a redux, the Air Force and Lockheed have built a prototype 6th generation fighter totally out of the spotlight. The F-117 was flying for at least a couple years before the public ever found out about it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2020 18:16 Comments || Top||

#12  I was asking is this perhaps OPFOR so the carriers have previous gen stealth aircraft to work against, much like what the Chinese may be expected to field.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/21/2020 19:38 Comments || Top||

#13  I remember when the nickname for the F-117 was the Wobbly Goblin. If you lost the electrics the pilot had to eject before it fell out of the sky. Had the glide characteristics of a gut shot brick.
Posted by: Phinetch Wherese4624 || 10/21/2020 20:43 Comments || Top||

#14  IIRC, Starting with the F-16 all of the aircraft were deliberately "unstable" to boost their maneuverability. No power = hit the parachute immediately.
Posted by: magpie || 10/21/2020 21:45 Comments || Top||


Record Snowfall in Minneapolis
[Twitter] NWS Twin Cities
@NWSTwinCities
7 PM Snowfall Amounts
Minneapolis/St. Paul: 7.4"
NWS Chanhassen: 6.8"

This breaks the previous record snowfall for October 20 (3.0" - 1916) in the Twin Cities, and is the second snowiest day in October on record (8.2" - 10/31/1991)
[still snowing at time of tweet so today's total may be revised upward; also record snowfall at Eau Claire WI and St Cloud, MN; part of the same storm that led to record snowfall in Great Falls MT a few days ago]
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why is this not available to me? I used to see all the Twitter links here.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/21/2020 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Looking out the window, the maple is still green tho covered with snow. Didn't some guy write poem about cherries covered in snow? Have to tell you, this does NOT move me to poetry....
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/21/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||


#4  An appropriate post by a guy named Skidmark.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/21/2020 11:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Gerbil worming
Posted by: KBK || 10/21/2020 11:57 Comments || Top||

#6  apparently there was another 0.5" of snow after the tweet

also, Minneapolis is in line for several other storms in the next 7 days
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/21/2020 12:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Actually the 1991 "perfect storm" Halloween storm dropped several inches more. 2 feet in some places. In fact 1991 we had a foot of snow on the ground at 9pm. It was beautiful.

I just came in from shoveling. We got about 6 inches of wet and heavy snow. A friend south of me got 8. Right now it's about 34 degrees by our lake so it's like moving piles of snow cone slush.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/21/2020 13:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Why is this not available to me?

Twitter seems a bit squirrelly the last few days. Hitting browser refresh seems to work better than the Twitter Try Again link.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2020 13:34 Comments || Top||

#9  An appropriate post by a guy named Skidmark.

appreciation appreciated
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 13:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Ah, record for October, not a record-record, which 8" seems manageable for native Minnesotans.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 15:30 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm with KBK @ #5.
It's them danged gerbils ugin.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/21/2020 15:36 Comments || Top||

#12  #8 Yes, refresh browser worked. This time. Thanks!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/21/2020 16:47 Comments || Top||

#13  Yeah Woodrow, that kind of snow is a real treat. Almost have to do it by hand as our 2-stage snow blower clogs a LOT in those conditions.

I have an aluminum grain shovel that works pretty good for the really sloppy & heavy bits.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/21/2020 18:16 Comments || Top||


Cameron Peak Fire grows to more than 205,000 acres
[9NEWS] The wildfire has burned for more than two months in Larimer County and is the largest recorded in Colorado history.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We have a friend that lives up there and they evacuated to a center, then the center had to evacuate when the fire made a run for their area. Now she has had to leave where she was because someone came down with COVID.

Fortunately snow is coming Saturday and Sunday and will tamp down these fires.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/21/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like they have some good air support going, so long as the wind stays down.

Couple little sisters going in the area which have the potential to be a real problem for certain structures if the wind goes full arsehole out of the north. No bueno.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Wind will be a problem until Saturday. We have a cold front, then warm front, then freezing front all hitting this week. Wind was bad yesterday and not good today. Saturday will be 76 and Sunday will be 23 and snowy. Most firefighters pulled back late yesterday and just left sprinklers on some structures due to the squirrely nature of the wind.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/21/2020 14:22 Comments || Top||

#4  The air quality in Estes is similar to being in Perry's bar and grill in the 60's
Posted by: Bman || 10/21/2020 16:50 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Wanted Warlord in DR Congo Still Preys On Civilians
[All Africa] Judicial authorities issued a warrant for Guidon Shimiray Mwissa, also known as Guidon, more than a year ago for participating in an insurrection, recruiting child soldiers, and rape in the eastern part of the country. This has not stopped Guidon from committing horrific abuses against civilians in areas he controls. The militia leader commands a faction of the Nduma Defense of Congo-Rénové (NDC-R),
...which split off from the NDC in 2014. it’s all part of the Kivu conflict, whatever that is — just another way to demonstrate that the Congo remains the heart of darkness...
which until it split in July 2020, controlled more territory than any other gang in eastern Congo.

Human Rights Watch says there is evidence that elements of the Congolese army have been collaborating with the NDC-R: "His backers within the Congolese army should be investigated and prosecuted for using an abusive group as a proxy force."
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:


Tensions rise in Nigeria as some 2,000 inmates escape in attacks on prisons
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Prison reform?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 18:18 Comments || Top||


Thousands of girls are subjected to FGM before being paraded down the street watched by machete-wielding guards during Kenyan tribe's month-long 'circumcision season'
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everybody reads it, but no enraged prose.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 18:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Where's Big Mike with her frowny-face and whiteboard message?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2020 20:03 Comments || Top||

#3  but no enraged prose.

We’ve read enough about it, Skidmark, to know that, like Chinese foot binding, it’s not being imposed on the girls by the evil patriarchy. It’s their very own mothers who are forcing them, in order to improve their prospects for a good marriage. We can make it illegal when they come here, and here jail the parents for it; but over there, in their own country, it has to come from them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2020 21:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Perhaps I can respond when the apoplexy subsides.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 23:16 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
A red dragon is drooling for War!

Posted by: 3dc || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Last chance for Comrade Xi to become significant before Mr Xi's untimely, rapid medical decline (cough!).
Posted by: Snimble McGurque4348 || 10/21/2020 5:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Us, the citizens of the USA and other countries have funded Red-China's Military growth and Modernization.

Think about all the technology and $$$$$$ our Globalist corporations have pushed into RED-China over the last 30 years. Even Missile / Satellite technology.

As Obama would proudly say...
We built that enemy.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/21/2020 6:01 Comments || Top||

#3  BTW: in case you missed it...

Shenzhen borders
Hong Kong the PRO-LIBERTY city Red-China is having issues with.

Beijing and Tianjin
Both parallel North/South Korea on the map where there is a lot naval actions.

These are all locations with Sea access points.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/21/2020 6:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Bad sign, I think the Emperor senses his days are numbered.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/21/2020 7:14 Comments || Top||



#7  The killed million people, and maid money of it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#8  re: #4

I've seen similar sentiments elsewhere, but, I haven't seen any explanation as to why or who is threatening Xi.

What's up with this train of thought?
Posted by: AlanC || 10/21/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#9  IMO, it is of some moment that the COVID-19 viral strains spread throughout Asia largely lack ORF8. In contrast, the USA (which does have ORF8 COVID-19 viral strains) has about 20% of the world’s deaths, but we are less than 5% of the world’s population. On its face, this looks suspiciously like a bioweapon attack; especially because of the existence of more virulent viral strains that could be used for targeted attacks against “undesirable” (read “deplorable”) individuals — while “regular” COVID provides a smokescreen of sorts for such targeting. In any case, our economic loss has been profound. And, the COVID-19 virus likely has less than natural beginnings (see, e.g., https://t.co/SuouPc7IP8).

It’s interesting (if not completely encouraging), that the ORF8 viral sequence of the COVID-19 viral genome is deleting from the COVID-19 virus over time - as occurred around 2002 with SARS-CoV-1 (just as if that’s an engineered feature). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104525. So, even if ORF8 strains were used to target a particular individual, collateral damage would be somewhat limited.
Posted by: cingold || 10/21/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||

#10  More thoughts above, at:

https://rantburg.com/poparticle.php?D=10/21/2020&SO=&HC=4&ID=585413
Posted by: cingold || 10/21/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

#11  A polysyllabic discussion of CV detail.
Nice.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#12  #11 A polysyllabic discussion

Kewl! Can I watch?
Posted by: Jeffrey Poly-Toobin8975 || 10/21/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||

#13  Before we get too excited it is time to remember that the Chinese literally wrote the book on PSYOP. Sun-Tzu, Sun Pin and other generals left behind their thoughts on how to psyche out and bamboozle the enemy...
Posted by: magpie || 10/21/2020 18:08 Comments || Top||


Japan To Release Fukushima’s Nuclear Waste Water Into Sea
[gCaptain] Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes
[equivalent to 264 million gallons]
of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month.

The decision is expected to rankle neighboring countries like South Korea, which has already stepped up radiation tests of food from Japan, and further devastate the fishing industry in Fukushima that has battled against such a move for years.

The disposal of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has been a longstanding problem for Japan as it proceeds with an decades-long decommissioning project. Nearly 1.2 million tonnes of contaminated water are currently stored in huge tanks at the facility.

The plant, run by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc , suffered multiple nuclear meltdowns after a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

On Friday, Japan’s industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said no decision had been made on the disposal of the water yet, but the government aims to make one quickly.

“To prevent any delays in the decommissioning process, we need to make a decision quickly,” he told a news conference.

He did not give any further details, including a time-frame.

The Asahi newspaper reported that any such release is expected to take at around two years to prepare, as the site’s irradiated water first needs to pass through a filtration process before it can be further diluted with seawater and finally released into the ocean.
The solution to pollution is dilution. So who is going to monitor the process and provide the required transparency?
In 2018, Tokyo Electric apologized after admitting its filtration systems had not removed all dangerous material from the water, collected from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting when the plant was crippled.

It has said it plans to remove all radioactive particles from the water except tritium, an isotope of hydrogen that is hard to separate and is considered to be relatively harmless.

It is common practice for nuclear plants around the world to release water that contains traces of tritium into the ocean.

In April, a team sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency to review contaminated water issues at the Fukushima site said the options for water disposal outlined by an advisory committee in Japan – vapor release and discharges to the sea – were both technically feasible. The IAEA said both options were used by operating nuclear plants.

Last week, Japanese fish industry representatives urged the government to not allow the release of contaminated water from the Fukushima plant into the sea, saying it would undo years of work to restore their reputation.

South Korea has retained a ban on imports of seafood from the Fukushima region that was imposed after the nuclear disaster and summoned a senior Japanese embassy official last year to explain how Tokyo planned to deal with the Fukushima water problem.

During Tokyo’s bid to host the Olympic Games in 2013, then-prime minister Shinzo Abe told members of the International Olympic Committee that the Fukushima facility was “under control”.
Sez he.
The Games have been delayed to 2021 because of the pandemic and some events are due to be held as close as 60 km (35 miles) from the wrecked plant.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It has said it plans to remove all radioactive particles from the water except tritium, an isotope of hydrogen that is hard to separate and is considered to be relatively harmless.
They are going to have to do something with the water before it leaks out to the sea, possibly in another earthquake. The Japanese fishing industry isn't happy about this either and will be watching the government closely.
Posted by: magpie || 10/21/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#2  I would think that if they decide to release the waste water to the sea, that they build a long HDPE pipe outfall to very deep water for proper dilution.
Do it in a couple of years and you would be pumping 16,000 gpm for 2 years through a 40 in pipe at 2 ft/second
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/21/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||


Europe
Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from 5G, calls China biggest threat
[AlAhram] Overton Window moved OR Another Nail in China’s Coffin.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2020 03:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  No Beijing trip for the Swedish bikini team!
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/21/2020 15:22 Comments || Top||

#2  No loss. The blonde ones don't seek any small favors
Posted by: Snolurt Phusoling5186 || 10/21/2020 17:24 Comments || Top||


Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data leak
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Four years of top-level investigative work? I hope they have a bulletproof case!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/21/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#2  As long as the Germans don't have a Bill "Pit Bull"/"Basset Hound" Barr, there might be a fighting chance to get a conviction sometime by 2030.
Posted by: Clem || 10/21/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

#3  The rot is so deep and widespread, I expect Barr has to carefully pick his public targets. If it all was exposed we would be lynching.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 18:16 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli Secret Agents Investigating COVID-19 Patients: Reports


Scamdemic
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Actually it's not secret agents but a military intelligence unit whose usual job is to tell IAF where to bomb. And that they're doing is trying to locate asymptomatic carriers - people who are not sick themselves but can infect others.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  If they are not secret agents, then why are they wearing masks?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#4  ^So the evil spirits can't enter their bodies through their breath.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Touchdown! NASA makes historic landing on 'doomsday asteroid' Bennu as OSIRIS-REx extends its 11-foot robotic arm to collect rock samples before launching back into space
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 09:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is this the asteroid Tyson was doing a potty dance about?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Ten Things to Know About Bennu
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Why not blow it up while you are here?
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/21/2020 18:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Hayabusa II gets back this year with it's sample
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/21/2020 19:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Why not blow it up while you are here?

Because it is an alien probe covered is space mollusks and we should not get involved in the interstellar war until all of our F-117 are fitted with Veritech abilities.

Japan has activated Yokushima and started the fueling process for Yamato just in case this is actually a vanguard using the Orionid Meteor Shower as cover.

In the meantime we must continue harvesting the Precursor Metal found under the Yellowstone Crash Sit. And wait.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 19:54 Comments || Top||

#6  and send a known-path projectile into parts with unknown courses?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2020 20:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Good point. Could be from Klendathu.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2020 22:30 Comments || Top||


Army reveals tiny 'bug' drone that can fly at 50mph and blow open doors with explosives
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The sci-fi style Army kit under development was shown off on Salisbury Plain

  • Ben Wallace says new equipment for the military needs to be 'threat-driven'

  • He said UK needs to improve its understanding and access to emerging tech
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#2 
Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 10/21/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder what one of these bugs could do to a Taliban turban.
Posted by: gorb || 10/21/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2020 14:03 Comments || Top||



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