[NYPOST] A "major gang war" between ruthless Bronx crews that are fearless of cops has left a 13-year-old boy and two other teens dead in just the past five days, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Monday."We can’t keep them in [jail], and they’re going after each other,’’ a high-ranking police source said, referring to juvenile suspects who end up back on the streets after being sent to family court instead of being prosecuted as adults.
A city prosecutor added, "They don’t go to jail, so they do robberies, get in fights and carry guns.
"Life on the streets in 2021."
The first teen to die in the bloody gang-fueled stretch of borough violence was 19-year-old Tyquill Daugherty, who was shot in the head in front of his home in Crotona just before midnight Wednesday, sources and cops said.
At least they’re thinning out the herd together. Hopefully the last ones standing will have learnt a bit of sense.
[Daily Beast] Chelsea Curnutt didn’t plan to spend the day before her baby was due driving 16 hours to bang on the door of her fiancé’s parents’ house, but there she was.
Nineteen months earlier, she’d started Instagram messaging with Richard Kane Mansir, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army whom everyone called Kane. He was 10 years her senior, had two sons from a previous marriage, and lived 600 miles away, but she didn’t mind. He was smart and funny, and they talked easily. He liked shooting and skydiving; she loved the first and always wanted to try the latter. They met in person for the first time in December 2019, when she was driving home from vacation and offered to meet him at his post in Fort Bragg. They’d talked every day since. At the beginning of 2020, when he told her he was being relocated to Virginia, she volunteered to move with him. In October, she found out she was pregnant with their first child.
But now it was June 7, the day before their baby was due, and Curnutt hadn’t been able to reach Mansir in more than 48 hours. So she packed up her belongings, waddled out to the car, and set off to find him.
In retrospect, there were always things about the relationship that seemed off. According to Curnutt, she was watching Army leadership videos one night and stumbled across one of Mansir in which he talked about having a daughter. When she asked him why he’d never mentioned the third child, he told her she had died. Another time, she found the results from two local 10K races in which Mansir had finished right in front of the same female Army member. When she asked if he knew the woman, he brushed her off. His ex-wife had even called her once, in February of this year, and left a voicemail. But she says Mansir told her the woman was crazy and out for his money, so she ignored it.
The strangest incident happened in the spring of last year, when the couple decided to move to Virginia together. Curnutt says she volunteered to go early, so she could settle in and find work. Mansir was supposed to relocate in June. But then, in April, he told her he had been deployed—she doesn’t recall where exactly, but she remembers him calling her on WhatsApp from Kuwait. He didn’t know how long he’d be gone. At one point during the deployment, he told her he’d broken his foot and had to be evacuated to Germany. He even sent her an X-ray of the break.
In August, Curnutt was on a run near the Army base when she saw what looked like Mansir’s Jeep. It had Illinois plates and stickers for the Rangers, his former division. When she asked Mansir about it, he insisted it wasn’t his car. But a few days later, while filling up her gas tank on base, she saw him open the door and get in.
Nah. Too long a list of volunteers who love the back country want to go there. It's the 3 R's, recruiting, reserve advisor, or ROTC that the service uses to tell them to prepare for alternative employment.
Working together—poring over old phone records, credit-card charges, and travel itineraries—Curnutt and Jessica say they and Mansir’s wife have identified at least four other women with whom the soldier engaged in serious, long-term relationships over the last five years, while still married. Curnutt says she’s been contacted by several more since she started posting about his behavior on Instagram, but they’ve been too afraid to come forward.
In case you were wondering what the hell this story was about...
Posted by: ed in texas ||
07/13/2021 9:50 Comments ||
This guy seems to be a Logistics Savant.
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/13/2021 9:56 Comments ||
BTW, they have court martial officers for this offense before. Would be a good way to save on retirement pay and benefits. Technically convicted officers are not 'busted' till all normal reviews and appeal opportunities have been exhausted and then it requires the signature of the service Secretary. It will be enlightening to see if they allow him to resign in "the best interests of the Army' or hammer him considering all the other 'perversions' they now permit.
Civil Affairs indeed; way to go Lt Col! But isn't this really between the Lt Col and his women? Was he a bad soldier in some way that has yet to be unearthed? Because if a man or something as yet undetermined can serve with gusto and celebration for their alternative life style, what is his crime...he likes girls, a lot?
General Patton slept with every and any Hollywood actress he could get near. It is even said by DC people that when teased about trapping women out on his boat Teddy Kennedy responded that it was a Patton strategy.
George Custer always campaigned with what was said to be a very beautiful teen aged girl. In Northern Virginia he had a 14-16 year old recently freed girl said to be particularly striking. In the West he raised his credit with the red man with a similarly aged Northern Cheyanne red head beauty who road beside him at the head of his column and was the envy of those who encountered her.
Point being the good Col didn't invent it and his women have abundant legal recourse. Other than attaching his pay this has what exactly to do with the Army, criminalizing heterosexuality?
The photos at the link don’t look African-American, but there are plenty of non-Blacks involved in BLM, and the race of weapons suppliers wouldn’t matter, I suppose. Antifa has a preference for criminal types as well as the psychologically screwed up...
A reasonable supposition. The body armor kinda rules out a day at the range.
The repeated denials that this has anything to do with the baseball game makes me think their ultimate destination was elsewhere and the 'authorities' (top men, all of them!) do not want to spill the beans so they can continue to monitor and incite the plot.
You can't tough your way through dehydration. When I was at Benning OCS 69, there were some heat casualties, rumored to be more than the same time in Nam. Only protection is command attention to providing lots of water.
Used to live in Connecticut. No matter how hot the day turns out to be, there's rarely any warning in the air at dawn and no particular urgency to drink water until it comes out your ears.
Gotta have your Listers or you're in trouble.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
07/13/2021 6:34 Comments ||
I remember doing a 50 miler on the Appalachian Trail one 3-day weekend very near there with at least 35 pounds when I was in Boy Scouts at 12 or 13. We carried only 1-2 quarts of water but refilled whenever possible. But global warming has occurred since then. And we likely had lots more surface area per pound to dissipate excess heat. Leadership failure. (Seems to be a lot of that going around, probably another covid symptom...)
AS long as we're telling war stories" 65# pack from Yosemite Valley to Kennedy Meadows over Benson pass (10K elevation). Don't recall watering, just the lousy Coors that was all they had at Kennedy.
[PJ Media via InstaPundit] That was fast. Here come the Chinese-like social credit scores.
Leftist Democrats, but I repeat myself, are making no secret of their plans to become more like their comrades in China. They support vaccine passports for COVID mRNA shots in order for people to receive certain social rewards such as going to school or attending a Major League Baseball game, just like the social credit score system in the People’s Republic. Now, Democrats and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the chair of the House Financial Services Committee, want your FICO score to go full "woke."
They’re not even trying to hide it.
USA Today reports that in testimony before Waters’s committee on June 29, the counsel for a group called the National Consumer Law Center, Chi Chi Wu, a product of Harvard and Johns Hopkins, gave away the game on how her law-fare grifting group and people like them want to change FICO credit scores. Wu and her fellow travelers got a warm reception at the three-hour-plus hearing.
Wu wants the government to take over the credit scoring "now," which in her magical utopia would include response "to public pressure" without putting "profit-making as their top priority."
While public agencies are not perfect, at least they would not have profit-making as their top priority. They would be responsive to public pressure and government oversight. They could also be charged with developing credit scoring models to reduce the yawning racial and economic inequality in this country.
The fact that these are private, profit-seeking companies explains why the credit bureaus are constantly expanding their products into uses, such as employment, insurance, and tenant screening, that ultimately harm Americans and contribute to the massive inequality in our nation.
Shit, I didn't get the home loan. Does anyone know where I can find a Lincoln statue?
Posted by: jack salami ||
07/13/2021 9:45 Comments ||
Waters is out of her mind. My favorite Waters moment was when she asked a banker during a congressional hearing why student loans debt was so high. He replied that the banks had nothing to do with it since the government had taken over the student loan program in 2010.
Gonna go out on a limb - we won't medal in Tokyo.
[ESPN] - Team USA might indeed win its fourth consecutive Olympic gold next month in Tokyo.
But if the Americans do, it will be a story of overcoming adversity.
They lost their second consecutive exhibition Monday, this time bested by Australia 91-83 in Las Vegas. Dating to the 2019 World Cup, where they finished seventh, Team USA has lost four of its past five games. It also has lost two in a row now to Australia, a team expected to contend for the gold in Japan.
It was a better showing than the loss to Nigeria on Saturday, but just reading those words is a little mind-boggling considering the pedigree of this roster and coaching staff. Their chemistry and execution, particularly in late-game situations, is holding the Americans back in their early stages of defending their title.
"I thought we got better tonight," said Team USA coach Gregg Popovich, continuing his stance of emphasizing process over results. "After a short time together, there's a lot of things that have to be covered."
Brings back childhood memories of a Readers' Digest story. Flight crew member went out of a bomber at 18,000 ft over Germany without a chute. Pine trees and a snow bank meant he only got a broken back out of it. Germans didn't believe it until they found the crashed and burned bomber with the fittings from his burned parachute still in the plane.
[The Post Millennial] Friday's Sun Valley conference, held in Idaho saw a lot of billionaires supposedly concerned about the environment fly in on private jets. You don't expect them to fly with the proles, do you?
In fact, aviation authorities in the US had to ban other air traffic originating on the US West Coast in order to give the billionaires clearance to take off in a timely fashion.
"Among those attending this year are the world's richest man Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, CIA director Bill Burns, Disney chairman Bob Iger and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg", stated the Daily Mail. Gate's ex-wife Melinda was also present, despite their separation. CIA Director? Rich man? Or Epstein's replacement?
Gates himself has vocally defended his use of private jets, claiming that his jets should be an exception to the rule because "he took steps to mitigate their damage." Big steps, Really big steps.
"I am offsetting my carbon emissions by buying clean aviation fuel and funding carbon capture and funding low cost housing projects to use electricity instead of natural gas and so I have been able to eliminate it and it was amazing to me how expensive that was, that cost to be green using my private jet ... we've got to drive that down," expounded Gates on the issue. Meanwhile, regular people worry about the cost of food and gasoline.
[Daily Wire/Bongino] Jake Bequette’s service to his country began when he left his life as a professional football player and joined the 101st Airborne Division. He served in the military for three and a half years, but his service to his country, he says, is just beginning. Another vet, running for Senate, challenging a two-term Pub.
"I see this run as the continuation of the oath that I took to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," Bequette said. "Just seeing the violence in our streets, the suppression of our economy, everything that’s happening coming out of Washington that’s permeated into every institution in American life. We need bold, dynamic difference makers in Washington who are going to actually stand up and fight for the conservative values that Arkansans’ and millions of Americans truly care about. That’s why I’m running."
"I came back from Iraq and I saw street violence on a scale that was more reminiscent of a Middle Eastern country than our home," Bequette said. "That made me extremely angry. We saw small businesses — not just in Arkansas but nationwide — who were absolutely crushed through no fault of their own. They were told they could not conduct business. They were told they were non-essential. The government shut them down and suppressed them. I saw firsthand through my work with The Arkansas Fund — a nonprofit small business relief that I started — the economic devastation that was wrought and the consequences of that we’re still grappling with." I like what I read in the interview. He didn't mention the T word, but I bet they'd see eye-to-eye.
[DAILYTRUST] There is an ongoing crisis in South Africa over the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.
Zuma, 79, was placed in durance vile Into the paddy wagon wit' yez! for defying a court order to testify before a state-backed inquiry probing allegations of corruption against him during his term as president from 2009 to 2018.
But his supporters have been holding protests in different parts of the country.
In the violence that followed the protest, businesses, including those belonging to Nigerians, got burnt.
The Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), has urged Nigerians living in South Africa to be vigilant and adopt safety and security measures.
The President of the union, Mr Adetola Olubajo, gave the advice in a statement emailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg on Monday.
He said five businesses belonging to Nigerians were among those destroyed on Sunday as the country grapple with the violence.
The protests that engulfed Kwa Zulu Natal and Gauteng Province has spread to other parts of the country leading to looting and damaging of property.
Zuma’s bid to be released from the Estcourt Correctional Centre was rejected by a regional court on Friday.
He is set to make another attempt with the Constitutional Court, the country’s highest court.
great extrapolation "Knuckles". Herb, is that you? It takes a real Tard to go there
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/13/2021 6:30 Comments ||
Herb was at least busy explaining how Trump was going to assassinate a Latin American Country's leader and then send in occupying troops.
Kuckles is just an ignorant tard.
*these riots are actually a bit hairy, with real ammo being used and looters being firebombed and whipped. Dude being detained by a tire over the torso is...telling. I'll try to get links. Whatever it was, it is now a giant loot fest. Of course.
Nigerians are the thieves and bandits of the continent
Contra our new troll Knuckles, I would agree to a point. I worked the 1994 World Cup venues at the old Foxborough Stadium. We were selling official World Cup soccer balls for the reasonable, affordable price of $200. I remember only three people buying those balls, and all three of them were Nigerians trying to buy them with fake $100 bills.
Even here is the outer suburbs of Cincinnati, in southwest Ohio, my usual post office annex in the back of the Hallmark card shop next to the Chinese restaurant in the strip mall has the nearest police station on speed dial — because Nigerians come in so frequently to pass forged currency. I challenged the clerk to see if she really meant to be that country-specific, but she was adamant. I would have thought it would be Kenyans from Nairobi, but apparently Nairobans prefer working from home by email.
Not a lawyer, but it seems to me that part of the injury suffered was being transported in chains from their homeland to Jamaica. Therefore, to right this wrong, along with your cash you get a free ride home. You do get to fly coach this time, which will be a marginal improvement over the original trip.
Either that or the Brit's get to keep their slaves. They paid for them, after all.
[The Hill] The Biden administration is confronting a new and complicated foreign policy crisis as political turmoil grips Haiti following the assassination of its president.
The assassination remains shrouded in mystery, and it’s unclear who carried out or financed the killing.
Regional experts are raising alarm that the president’s murder, while extraordinary, is only one part of Haiti’s ongoing hardships that threaten a broader humanitarian crisis and possible flood of refugees into neighboring countries, including the United States.
Haiti is also contending with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic hurricane season and a plague of gang violence, all of which have been made worse by the country’s dysfunctional political system.
"It is a tinderbox really ready to explode," said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, president and CEO of the Truman National Security Project.
Haitian authorities announced the arrest late Sunday night of Florida-based Haitian doctor Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, who they have determined is a chief suspect. Haiti's Gulen?
More than a dozen Colombian nationals with military experience and two Haitian Americans were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting attack on Haitian President Jovenel Moïse that occurred in his home outside Port-au-Prince in the early hours of July 7.
The Haitian government has requested U.S. military support to secure the country’s critical infrastructure as well as security assistance from the United Nations (U.N.). A U.S. delegation comprised of officials from various departments met with Haitian authorities and the country’s political leaders on Sunday to assess how the United States can assist.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Monday that the request for U.S. troops is still under review by the Biden administration and has not yet been ruled out.
"This is just the beginning of our conversations," Psaki said. "We will remain in close touch with law enforcement, with individuals in Haiti, with a range of leaders in Haiti about how we can assist and provide assistance moving forward."
The White House has also urged the political leaders in Haiti to work together to find a path forward for a united leadership at a time when two prime ministers are claiming power.
Tinderbox you say? I suppose in a worse case scenario there could be absolute lawlessness, no running or potable water, no electricity, no fuel of any kind for that matter. Streets piled high with garbage, human waste, and bodies.
Fortunately the local population has taken the precaution of handling all of that ahead of time.
the Global Clinton Initiative in Haiti sure was a success
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
07/13/2021 19:38 Comments ||
Depends on your metric for success. Haiti was a mess, but a lot of people made good money 'fixing' it. And the best part is that Haiti is still f**ked up, so you can run the same play all over again. Hopefully, without the cholera.
Ya know, I think I'm starting to get the hang of this International Development biz.
[ABC] A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official told AP that one of the suspects in Moïse’s assassination was at times a confidential source to the agency, and that the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA after the killing and was urged to surrender. The official said the DEA and a U.S. State Department official provided information to Haiti’s government that led to the surrender and arrest of one suspect and one other individual, whom it didn’t identify.
Meanwhile, Colombia’s national police chief, Gen. Jorge Luis Vargas, said that a Florida-based enterprise, CTU Security, used its company credit card to buy 19 plane tickets from Bogota to Santo Domingo for Colombian suspects. Most arrived in the Dominican Republic in June and moved into Haiti within weeks, Vargas said.
CTU Security front the substantial logistics expenses out of egg money? Save receipts? Anyone at CTU think to contact the FBI, run a sanity check? Take FL-826 N and I-75 N, approx 15 minutes to Miramir office and a little FACECOM? SAC, Bueller, anyone ?
Thank you Gen. Vargas for staying on top of this. How soon do we discover that the DOM REP Servicio de Inteligencia Militar (SIM) and/or the Cuban Dirección General de Inteligencia (DGI) also provided repeated indications and warnings ?
The smell, it just won't go away.
Betsy Devos and brother must be laughing their arses off.
This is the website of a CTU Security based in Doral, Florida. Whether they are the company named in the article, I could not say, but they do offer both English and Spanish as options. Their About Us page starts:
Welcome to CTU Security LLC.
CTU Security is a Company that provides high quality safety products and equipment. As a representative for big and important security and safety devices manufacturers around the world our objective is to offer first-class personalized products and services to law enforcement and military units, as well as industrial customers, thus achieving positive results by offering devices of the highest quality and technology.
They have pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instqgram. They also partner with several security agencies to provide a variety of protection services..
Betsy Devis was Secretary of Education, always my first thought when I see DEA, too.
I'll just go way out on a limb here and predict CTU's phones will go dead, banking accounts will soon close, corporate records will be shredded, and the firm will be shuttered very soon. Very slick websites, but did you notice the lack of corporate officers and bio's? Past corporate performance ?
This extraordinary event could turn into a shi* sammich for the fledgling Biden administration.
Shot 16 times? What are the chances Moïse pulled his Glock and 5 guys opened up on him? Hey, WTF! It was either him or us.
I'll wager Carlson's team is burning some midnight oil pulling this one together for release.
Direct translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] An unidentified employee of the United States embassy stole a pointer from the Ostashkovo railway station in the Tver region, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on July 12.
According to her, in the spring in the Tver region, a road sign disappeared at the junction of a railway station.
The police found out from CCTV cameras that an unknown man had stolen the sign and put it in the trunk of a car, the license plates of which were red (they are issued by to diplomatic cars).
Later, traffic police officers stopped an employee of the American embassy for violating traffic rules, who "in all respects fit the description."
"If the loss had not been found in time, a tragedy could have happened," Zakharova wrote in her telegram channel. As a result, an employee of the American embassy was sent back to the United States.
As reported by IA REGNUM , earlier Zakharova said that the United States authorities independently undermined their consular work in Russia.
"For several years, they did not just work disgracefully in the consular sphere, they undermined all their consular work," Zakharova said.
According to her, Russia did not force the United States to reduce the number of consular employees, it was Washington's decision.
...which is why voting age used to begin at 21. When they changed that the argument was if they're old enough to die in war they should get to pick who'll send them. Unfortunately, they didn't limit to those who were the basis of the argument.
[TASS] Belarusian TV also informed that it will air a two-episode documentary of the terror cells’ investigation
All members of terror cells discovered in Belarus have been apprehended, all of them are making confessions, Belarusian TV reported Monday citing the State Security Committee (KGB).
"All members of foreign-controlled terror cells have been apprehended and they are making confessions, according to the KGB. Investigations on multiple episodes are underway," the televised news broadcast said.
According to the news anchor, the investigations include a case of attempted arson of logging equipment, and an attempted explosion at the Russian military base near Vileyka. One more episode is an attempted murder of journalist Grigory Azaryonok. According to the report, the "punisher’s list" included other journalists as well.
The TV also informed that it will air a two-episode documentary of the terror cells’ investigation.
On July 2, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed that sleeping terror cells, the so-called self-defense squads, have been discovered in Belarus. They allegedly aim to carry out a forceful regime change and Germany, Ukraine, the US, Poland and Lithuania are allegedly involved in their operation.
That sounds like a non-jihad kind of terror, though they certainly seem to need rounding up.
According to Lukashenko, these forces sought to destroy a large amount of logging equipment in Belarus, and blow up a Russian Navy communication hub in Vileyka. He also disclosed an attempted murder of STV reporter Grigory Azaryonok.
The epicenter of the first seismic event was located 154 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The depth of the quake was 41 kilometers. The source of the second earthquake was located 280 kilometers from Severo-Kurilsk at a depth of 81 kilometers.
[BBC] Foreign video bloggers denouncing what they say is negative coverage of China on highly controversial subjects such as Xinjiang are attracting large numbers of subscribers on platforms like YouTube.
In recent years, the "vloggers" have been increasingly presenting themselves as China-lovers, spreading Communist Party disinformation.
YouTube labels Chinese state media like broadcaster CGTN as government-funded. But there is little policing when it comes to individuals promoting similar narratives.
Some vloggers are suspected of co-operating with state-owned outlets to spread China's rhetoric to the world. But it's far from clear what really motivates them, or how effective this strategy is.
WHO ARE THE VLOGGERS?
Co-ordinated videos have recently been appearing on foreign vloggers' channels to counter investigative reports from independent media on the treatment of China's Uyghur community in its north-west Xinjiang region.
There are well-documented allegations of systematic human rights abuses on a huge scale in the region.
The vloggers include British expatriates Barrie Jones, Jason Lightfoot and father-and-son team Lee and Oli Barrett, who use their platforms to comment on the West's alleged "lies" and China's government policies.
They have subsequently gone on to appear in videos for Chinese state broadcaster CGTN.
Earlier videos on their personal channels focus on navigating daily life within China. More recent videos, however, have become overtly political; they staunchly defend China's rhetoric on topics ranging from Covid-19, to Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
Many of these YouTubers have hundreds of thousands of subscribers, and their videos are fiercely promoted and commented on by nationalist users.
'NEVER BEEN PAID TO GO ON A TRIP'
Vlogging is popular in China, but Chinese video platforms have strict terms and conditions, restricting what users can post. Thousands of internet moderators also screen content.
Consequently, many Chinese vloggers end up posting material filmed from within their homes.
China's 1982 constitution guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. However, Chinese vloggers and citizen journalists are often detained or arrested for making videos deemed to be unfavourable by the authorities. In December 2020, citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was jailed for four years after making a number of vlogs during Wuhan's coronavirus outbreak.
Expat vloggers like the Barretts and Jason Lightfoot, however, appear to be in a comparatively privileged position with significant access, and in some cases facilitated by local officials or state media in China.
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The head of the Serbian municipality of Gracanica in Kosovo and Metohija Srdjan Popovic asked the Commander of the Force for Kosovo (KFOR) Franco Federici to strengthen the protection of the Serbian population and their property in the territory of this municipality due to frequent incidents organized by the Albanians.
“KFOR should strengthen its patrols in the territory of Gracanica municipality. They understand the situation and know that there is tension in our municipality, ” the RTS TV channel quoted Popovich as saying after a meeting with KFOR representatives.
According to Popovich, many residents of Gracanica perceive the recent incidents as a threat.
Let us remind you that after June 28, unknown persons tore off the Serbian flag from the main gate at the entrance to the Serbian medieval monastery of Gracanica. Later, the inscriptions "Albania - AOK" ("Kosovo Liberation Army" - IA REGNUM ) appeared on the walls of the houses , and more recently on the table before entering Gracanica the name of the settlement in Serbian was smeared with paint.
The Republic of Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. By this time, the share of Serbs in the population of Kosovo had dropped to 10%. About 250,000 Serbs fled Kosovo during the 1998-1999 war.
In 2004, there was a pogrom of the Serbian population of the region, vandals desecrated some Serbian shrines.
In conditions when the leadership of the new republic was taken over by the natives of the UChK (the Albanian Liberation Army of Kosovo), who have stained themselves with crimes against the peaceful Serbian population, the Kosovo Serbs still do not feel safe.
The question arises of how to ensure the protection of the rights of the Serb population in Kosovo. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has repeatedly hinted at his readiness to use the army to protect the Serbian population of the region; at the moment, the emphasis from protecting the population is often shifted to protecting the Orthodox Serbian shrines in Kosovo. The Serbian Orthodox Church opposes the recognition of Kosovo's independence and constantly emphasizes its confrontation with the Kosovar Albanians.
At the insistence of the West, there are legal mechanisms in place for the protection of national minorities and Serbs in Kosovo, and provisions have been made to the Kosovo Constitution, according to which representatives of national minorities must be present in parliament and government. According to the national quota, 10 seats in the Kosovo parliament have been allocated for the Serbs. Serbs in each government are at least two ministers and deputy ministers.
According to the 2013 Brussels Agreements, an Association of Serbian Municipalities with executive powers should be created in Kosovo, but the Kosovo Constitutional Court has banned the implementation of this clause of the agreement.
In Kosovo, there are many parties of national minorities, competing among themselves for quota-issued parliamentary seats. The largest political organization of the Kosovo Serbs, the Serbian List, is clearly controlled from Belgrade. It is reported that representatives of "List" seek the loyalty of the local population through intimidation.
The leader of another political organization of the Kosovo Serbs - the civil initiative "Freedom, Democracy, Justice" - Oliver Ivanovic was killed in 2018, and both Albanians and Serbian special services are suspected of his murder.
As a new type 1 I'm not sure what is best. The insulin syringes have got better since the early 90's though.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
07/13/2021 11:35 Comments ||
My tester is synched to my phone so I do get to check what my levels were yesterday and as much as a month ago. My doctor can download from my tester so that is a plus.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
07/13/2021 11:37 Comments ||
What about the new Apple Watch coming out this fall that's supposed to monitor glucose without a stick? Thats pricey, but I'd say worth it, especially since the thing also does pulse, EKG (with an alarm for atrial fibrillation) blood oxygen monitoring as well as sleep and exercise monitoring if you let it.
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 ||
07/13/2021 13:04 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.