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-Lurid Crime Tales-
'Major gang war' in Bronx leaving teens dead in the streets
[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.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  NY solutions for NY problems. Stay out of it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2  ..."There Are Certain Sections of New York...".
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

Fort Eustis Army colonel suffering from acute doinker disorder
[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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [368 views] Top|| File under:

#1  At this point he'd be lucky if he could swing an assignment to Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Where they use to send all the brass screw-ups just short of their retirement.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/13/2021 6:20 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Tell me, what kind of man is LTC Mansir ?

Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

#4  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: CrazyFool || 07/13/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Richard Kane Mansir, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army

The US Army is a big organization. What was he a lieutenant colonel of, that he had the time and skills to engage multiple serious liaisons simultaneously?

(I feel forced to admire his organizational skills. I can barely manage my relationship with Mr. Wife — the idea of keeping track of more than one is beyond my comprehension.)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Lt. Col. Richard Kane Mansir is a civil affairs officer who conducts “Army support activity” at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Mansir misinterpreted his MOS as Civilian Affairs Officer.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/13/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#7  In 1950 my dad called the place "Fort Useless"
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/13/2021 9:36 Comments || Top||

#8  I realize he's a much younger man, but has anyone seen anything regarding Kane's diet, vitamins, supplements, etc ?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||

#9  I forsee a Guam posting opening up.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/13/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#10  This guy seems to be a Logistics Savant.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#11  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.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#12  "If I don't bag 'em all before dyin',
It won't be for lack of my tryin'!
Ask her, her, her, her..."
Purred a prideful Mansir,
That victorious lion of lyin'.
Posted by: Gomez Squank9708 || 07/13/2021 15:26 Comments || Top||

#13  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?
Posted by: Cesare || 07/13/2021 17:04 Comments || Top||

Hey Dick !
Got a job for you when your Army Gig is over...
Drop me a line on the Burg,
Be Waiting.
Posted by: Don Vito Ulolurt6790 || 07/13/2021 18:44 Comments || Top||

Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 40 shot, 11 killed, including rapper ambushed after release from jail
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:


City-Data sums it up pretty good.

Despite having more Police per 100k than most cities they continue to have greater crime per 100k than 93.1% all other US U.S.

Chicago Crime Picture

The worse part of Chicago being the Bedford Park area.
The crime rate in Bedford Park is 1230 % (yes 1230%) higher than the U.S. average. It was 99.9% higher than in all U.S. cities.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/13/2021 6:56 Comments || Top||

#3  pretty sad comment on 'black culture' when you can list the man's profession as 'rapper' and know automatically what you're getting.
Posted by: Retard Strength || 07/13/2021 7:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Sounds like being a Serb in Gracanica in Kosovo is a lot healthier.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Do you have a rear entrance? I'd really like to leave from there.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 7:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Weekend Final Peaceful Tally: 14 killed, 38 wounded, so a couple of the wounded folks 'passed on' from this mortal coil.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/13/2021 8:14 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ "Covid deaths. If only they'd double-masked their bandanas" - Dr. Fauci
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#8  pretty sad comment on 'black culture' when you can list the man's profession as 'rapper'

LA rapper Indian Red Boy, 21, is shot dead while filming Instagram live-stream in his car in a cold-blooded daylight 'gang' killing
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Rapper, 31, dies after being shot 64 times

I applaud their shooters' enthusiasm but the area is now declared a Superfund lead clean up site.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/13/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Am I safe to assume there will be no viewing ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#11  Can we safely assume there will be no viewing ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#12  Just a picture of a sieve
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#13  Ok, which of you smartasses brought the jar of Ragu?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 11:06 Comments || Top||

#14  ....Amerigo Bonasera to the courtesy phone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#15  Odds are the killer is a music critic for the local community gazette.
Posted by: Jerelet Cresing4001 || 07/13/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#16  about 10 years ago someone did a study and found that over 50% of the murder victims were convicted felons ( or maybe charged with a felony plus convicted)

that was before the recent 'get out of prison' policies went into effect
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/13/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#17  I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, that this has happened in Chicago...
Posted by: Winky the Wide1699 || 07/13/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

Chicago gang members outnumber cops 10 to 1 as crime spike reaches fever pitch
Posted by: Winky the Wide1699 || 07/13/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

Man arrested in Denver hotel raid that uncovered 16 long guns and 1,000 rounds of ammo insists he had only just met three others and there was no plot to target MLB's All-Star game - as they're charged with drug offences
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Authorities raided two rooms at the Maven Hotel in Denver on Friday night after a maid spotted a rifle while cleaning

  • Police uncovered a haul of 16 long guns, body armor and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. They also found drugs and a stash of cash

  • Richard Platt, 42; Gabriel Rodriguez, 48; Ricardo Rodriguez, 44; Kanoelehua Serikawa, 43, were all taken into custody and charged following the raid

  • The three men, who all have criminal histories in Colorado, are each charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender, as well as other charges

  • Serikawa is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute

  • Police have released few details about the arrests or the ongoing investigation. They have also not disclosed how, if at all, the four suspects knew each other

  • Platt, who works in construction and has a son, has prior convictions for weapons, drugs, theft and assault

  • Ricardo Rodriguez said in jail interview that he had no knowledge of any plans to target the MLB game on Tuesday night
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:


I am leaning towards a Drug/Gun Deal gone bad.
Not a Mass HEADLINE GRABBING Baseball game shooting.

But given all the recent over-hyped Anti-Gun coverage and talk of rewriting the 2nd Amendment. This story, will likely turn on some whacked out idiots light-bulb.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/13/2021 7:10 Comments || Top||

#2  BLM shipment intercept ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 7:13 Comments || Top||

#3  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...
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2021 12:35 Comments || Top||

#4  BLM shipment intercept ?

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.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Denver has a history of finding an arrest to further a narrative, such as when appeal in Obama was flagging, Denver suddenly found assassins.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 18:56 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Thoger Bumble3099 || 07/13/2021 19:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Even a blind acorn comes across a conspiracy squirrel once in a while. The question is not whether they are lying, but what to the lies mean?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#8  "... but what to do the lies mean?"
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 19:17 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Moment woman, 23, was dragged from Delta flight after she refused to wear a face mask, fought with flight attendants and spat on passengers
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 09:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Florida woman... I sympathize with her but it's their airplane, their rules, don't fly if you are not willing to follow them. And don't be an a**.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/13/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  You see this with the millennials, now the next gen is doing the same. That girl was never taught that temper tantrums end in ass whippings.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/13/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#3  She might like a spanking.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 16:11 Comments || Top||

#4  ***

Oh, so thats where I know her from...

Rihanna - S&M Show
Posted by: Glamp Cleans5876 || 07/13/2021 16:23 Comments || Top||

Man with dildo in rainbow costume brought into library in east London to teach children about importance of reading
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is this not child abuse?
Posted by: Wren || 07/13/2021 4:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Firings and ridicule are in order for all involved
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 6:35 Comments || Top||

#3  wait, the dildo was in a rainbow costume?
Posted by: Retard Strength || 07/13/2021 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  That dildo is racist.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/13/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Stop.
Hammer Time.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Why do I wonder if this costume is flammable?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Better do an extra gallon. Just in case.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#8  You have to wonder what the story was about - to require a monkey and a dildo as story aids.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/13/2021 11:39 Comments || Top||

#9  The new normal.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/13/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#10  The Katie Porter Story
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#12  Ok so riddle me this: Why did they have to be forced to apologize?

Someone needs to be fired - and their manager and one-over manager as well.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/13/2021 13:53 Comments || Top||

#13  "Camel once again caught chewing TOES
Of comatose Briton," press crows.
"So beastly!"
"Yes, shocking!"
"To not even knock!"
Could it happen again?
"Wot? Who knows?"
Posted by: Gomez Squank9708 || 07/13/2021 14:16 Comments || Top||

#14  In many ways, this is also the story of Obama.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 17:26 Comments || Top||

#15  Yeah? Well Obama's running the country now...
Posted by: Spoter B || 07/13/2021 20:18 Comments || Top||

Six National Guard soldiers are hospitalized after suffering dehydration during a six-mile 'ruck march' with 35-pound backpacks at military training school in Connecticut
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Officials say they were participating in 'ruck march day,' where they carry 35-pound backpacks while on a rigorous 12-mile hike

We did that as 12 y/o Boy Scouts in the NM summer.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 14:40 Comments || Top||

#2  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 || Top||

#3  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...)
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/13/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  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.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/13/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Or as I call it, the Front 9.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||

#6  'These are all soldiers who are vying for the opportunity to become commissioned officers,' he said.

Ah. Why it was on a trail.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 20:17 Comments || Top||

Democrats Move to Take Over Your Credit Score and Go Full 'Woke' – Just Like Communist China
[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.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under:

#1  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 || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: Clans Omiling7802 || 07/13/2021 15:38 Comments || Top||

#3  "...They've given you a number and oh, they've taken 'way your name." --Lyrics from Secret Agent Man(1966)
...made banal by a faceless bureaucracy.
Posted by: magpie || 07/13/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

#4  In the cosmic lottery my number is

What is yours ?
Posted by: Omaique Smith3538 || 07/13/2021 19:41 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Team USA (Basketball) Loses Another Exhibition Game
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."
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 17:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under:

#1  After a short time together, there's a lot of things that have to be covered

Like kneeling in unison?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 17:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Really don't give a shit
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/13/2021 18:05 Comments || Top||

#3  They're playing Argentina right now (NBC Sports Network)- will it be three in a row? Time will tell.
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#4  They're playing Argentina right now (NBC Sports Network)- will it be three in a row? Time will tell.
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#5  They're playing Argentina right now (NBC Sports Network)- will it be three in a row? Time will tell.
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Mods - apologies; I don't know why the multiple postings keep happening with a single mouse click.
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 19:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Really don't give a shit

I hear ya! But I'm also discovering you can not give a poot AND be amused by the situation at the same time. Very amused.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 19:14 Comments || Top||


wait got to turn my hearing aid on...

raj you drink too much ☕ (there quite as a whisper)
Posted by: Shavimp Throlusing3802 || 07/13/2021 19:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Team USA 108, Argentina 80.
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 20:04 Comments || Top||

#10  One out of three ain't bad. That's over 30 percent!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 20:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Raj from outside the 3-post line!

Booom-shaka laka! He's on Fire!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 20:11 Comments || Top||

#12  Raj
Run do not walk to the nearest Massachusetts Lottery Outlet.

That is your number in tonight's Pick 3, BOX The Bet !
Posted by: Crolet Hupaish7667 || 07/13/2021 20:13 Comments || Top||

British soldier cheats death after smashing through a ROOF and landing in a kitchen when his parachute failed to open fully after he leapt 15,000ft out of plane in training exercise over California
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Atascadero police said: 'The parachutist was conscious but stunned with complaints of pain but no visible serious injuries.....

....but asking for a beer and chips. Tough little bugger that Tommy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 2:57 Comments || Top||

#2  it was really a covid intel mission!
Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 v || 07/13/2021 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I doubt their homeowner's insurance will cover that roof damage.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/13/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  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.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/13/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Another home invasion.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||

#6  What the British won't do for good food.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 13:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Member of the Mile Low Club.
Posted by: KBK || 07/13/2021 13:38 Comments || Top||

#8  No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Posted by: Bunyip || 07/13/2021 23:17 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Sun Valley Jammed with Private Jets for Climate Conference
[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.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Purchasing indulgences. Straight out of the medieval church.

Anything but practicing what they preach.
Posted by: Knuckles Slererong5344 || 07/13/2021 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2  CIA Director Bill Burns. All fascists present and accounted for. The meeting can begin.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/13/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#3  "clean aviation fuel"
What, you've gone back to whale oil instead of kerosene?
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/13/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Lets not go there.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2021 9:58 Comments || Top||

Just 25 'mega-cities' produce 52 per cent of the world's urban greenhouse gas emissions ‐ and 23 of them are in China
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  China's top producer (Hamdan, #1) produces four times the top US city - New York City. Wuhan (#8) produces twice what NYC does.

US has four in the top 75 - New York City (#26), San Diego (#41), Houston (#44), and Los Angles (#55).

Surprised to see San Diego ahead of LA. Makes me suspect the study.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/13/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Yeah, I'm throwing the Bullshit Flag
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||

#3  It's a Chinese study ....
Posted by: Spusosh Croluck9804 || 07/13/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  pretty much ALL urban centers are dirty sh-tholes, just sayin'
Posted by: 746 || 07/13/2021 10:17 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Former NFL Player Jake Bequette Announces Run For U.S. Senate In Arkansas
[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.

Related: Jake Bequette for Senate website.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under:

-War on Police-
'Just shoot his a**!' Moment Houston cop who is now charged with assault tells colleague to shoot fleeing suspect during traffic stop before battering him in the head with handcuffs
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Houston Police Officer Lucas Vieira was indicted by a Harris County grand jury on Sunday over the July 2019 incident involving Aundre Howard

  • Howard had initially been stopped by police for an expired vehicle registration

  • He was immediately handcuffed by officers but then tried to flee the scene

  • Body camera footage showed Howard running away as Vieira yelled: 'Just (expletive) shoot his (expletive)!'

  • After being detained by another officer, Vieira allegedly beat Howard on the back of his head with a set of handcuffs

  • Vieira was fired in April after Howard filed an excessive force lawsuit against the officer and the police department regarding his arrest

  • Howard was originally charged with felony evading arrest and possession of more than four grams of cocaine but those charges were later dismissed
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under:

New York cop is placed on leave after punching woman in the THROAT while detaining her for 'attacking and pepper-spraying Walmart customers'
  • An upstate New York police officer has been placed on administrative leave after video footage showed him punching a woman in the throat while arresting her

  • Officer Rory Spain has been identified by body cam footage as the officer who punched Tyreana Edmonds after she allegedly tried to bite him

  • An investigation is being conducted by the DeWitt Police Department into the use of excessive force

  • Police officers were called to break up a fight at a Walmart in East Syracuse on the Fourth of July

  • Walmart employees were threatened and struck in the face while customers were allegedly pepper-sprayed by two women

  • Bystanders attempted to intervene as the officers struggled to handcuff the women

  • The two women have since been charged and released on appearance tickets
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

With all her jerking around and biting.
I am sure the officer was aiming for her face.

Mace/Pepper spray applied to a Seriously Asthmatic person could kill them. Hence the usually common warning prior to usage by police.

But let us equally discuss RESISTING ARREST and ## Assault Charges by the women.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/13/2021 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Police must not use force on persons of color. Period.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/13/2021 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  A bite is nasty, she got off lucky.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#4  It is amazing, DM, how many women have earned a throat punch but never receive the prize.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#5  "Never hit a lady" is entirely dependant on your definition of a 'lady'.

Looks like self defense. Who knows what diseases the woman might have - you generally don't allow rabid dogs to bite you.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/13/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#6  I believe in equality, ! of these ratchets hits me and they can get equal rights and lefts.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
South Africa Boils Over Imprisonment Of Zuma
[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.
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#1  In the violence that followed the protest, businesses, including those belonging to Nigerians, got burnt.

This would indicate South Africa is on the road to recovery. Nigerians are the thieves and bandits of the continent.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 2:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Totally not racist, I'm telling you. Hey, how about your thoughts on the Jews, Mr. Tolerance?
Posted by: Knuckles Slererong5344 || 07/13/2021 3:19 Comments || Top||

#3  "Nigerian" is a race? Who knew? Mind sharing the train of thought that led you there, Knuckles?

Posted by: Gomez Squank9708 || 07/13/2021 3:46 Comments || Top||

#4  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 || Top||

#5  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.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||

#6  A Snippet, Captain's Journal.

You will notice this is not a black/white thing, but civilization repelling boarders; plenty of video out there with black dudes holding the line.

Heads up. Not a tickling competition.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#8  South Africa Zuma riots:
Death toll mounts amid looting
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Some very raw footage

Notice the quip "happened in under 2 hours"

How's your preps?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 13:51 Comments || Top||

#10  /\ Thanks for posting the vids. Durbs has always been terrible. Well at least since 1995 or so.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||

#11  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.
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||

#12  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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2021 17:22 Comments || Top||

#13  Hey hold up..I"m actually in an investment program with a Nigerian Prince; are you saying I should be concerned?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 18:43 Comments || Top||

#14  I have not see any lately, but Nigerian email-scammers used to be so common, they became a cliche.

Who ever thought they'd see ol' Showerhead Zuma in the pokey?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 18:48 Comments || Top||

Your New Throne Your Highness Zuma

Posted by: Glineck Omeatle7351 || 07/13/2021 18:51 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Jamaica wants £7 BILLION compensation from UK for Britain's involvement in slave trade over hundreds of years
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Free money! Getcher free money here!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 09:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Will you take a check?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/13/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Not going to demand reparations from the people back 'home' who sold you into slavery? Repatriations no reparations.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 15:16 Comments || Top||


If they take the money, shouldn't they also be required to return to their country of ethic origin?
Posted by: Injun Panda4044 || 07/13/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||

Haiti is 'tinderbox' foreign policy challenge for Biden
[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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 08:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under:

#2  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.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/13/2021 16:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Just call it a border crises and dump it on Harris.

Think I just earned two scoops of ice cream, y'all.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2021 18:41 Comments || Top||

#4  ^
Thanks you are so generous and a great American

Posted by: Glineck Omeatle7351 || 07/13/2021 18:58 Comments || Top||

#5  the Global Clinton Initiative in Haiti sure was a success
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/13/2021 19:38 Comments || Top||

#6  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.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 19:49 Comments || Top||

Suspect in Moïse assassination was a DEA source
[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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA after the killing


I've been made, WTF do I do now ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  was at times a confidential source to the agency


Contact plan not terminated. Project and source remain active.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 2:35 Comments || Top||

#3  The official said the DEA and a U.S. State Department official provided information to Haiti’s government


Contacted Haitian Gov't prior to source's selector (phone) being compromised and discovery.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 2:45 Comments || Top||

#4  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.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 3:22 Comments || Top||

#5  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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#7  It's the Guardian, but provides some perspective and sounds pretty accurate.

‘It’s a hotbed’: Miami’s role in Haiti murder plot fits decades-long pattern

Yes, and we rather favor trends, "patterns" and social networks, those kinds of indicators.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 9:38 Comments || Top||

#8  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.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

'Cubans are ready to rule themselves without tyranny': Miami mayor leads calls for US intervention in Cuba as thousands take to the streets of communist dictatorship
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Miami Mayor Francis Suarez called on Biden administration to send troops to Cuba amid unrest on the island

  • 'Cubans are worthy and ready to rule themselves without tyranny,' Suarez said on Sunday

  • Thousands took to streets Sunday to denounce Communist government for its handling of economy, COVID

  • People in Cuba are voicing anger over shortages of basic goods and curbs on civil liberties

  • US State Department was slammed for suggesting the protests were over 'rising COVID cases/deaths'

  • President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who heads the Communist Party, blamed US for the unrest in televised speech

  • The protests broke out in San Antonio de los Banos municipality in Artemisa Province, bordering Havana

  • Hundreds of residents chanted anti-government slogans and demanded vaccines, end to daily blackouts

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#2  I recommend Cubans not trust any US plans or promises to help; our track record there is not good.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/13/2021 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  /\....our track record there is not good.

Or anywhere else it seems.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Lately, even at home?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ that's why Biden & Co. need to shut this down before the neighbors up north get any ideas.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 15:21 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Railroad sign stolen by US embassy employee, charges Russian Foreign Ministry
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.

Posted by: badanov || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That sounds like some mickey mouse sh*t. Twenty-something being a jackass or an old Cold War hand making sure we do not suffer a railroad sign gap?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2021 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Ivy Leaguers are used to laws only applying to the little people. I'm sure it was a genuine shock to be declared persona non grata and expelled.
Posted by: Knuckles Slererong5344 || 07/13/2021 3:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Who knows?? Person might've been made/cover blown and we used this as a distraction for a bigger issue. Magic 8 Ball may say "very doubtful" but stranger things have happened under Moscow Rules.

Or he was just a jerk that got drunk and stole a sign...
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/13/2021 6:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Something to hang on wall behind the bar. Couldn't afford Tucker art. Poor people have poor ways.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#5  I went to college with a guy named Stewart. When he was in preppy school (St. Paul's, Concord NH), he did a road trip to Stewartstown, NH (pretty much the tip of NH) and stole the town marker sign.
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2021 10:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Back in the 80's there was a number of "octagonal shields" being used by SCA reenactors for their rattan melees. (I thought it was a dumb, no criminally stupid idea then...)
Posted by: magpie || 07/13/2021 10:42 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ People can do some really stooopid things when they are young and dumb.
Posted by: magpie || 07/13/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#8  ...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.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2021 10:59 Comments || Top||

Belarus KGB busts terror cells
[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.
Posted by: badanov || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under:

Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands hit with 4.9 earthquakes
Direct translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred off the coast of Kamchatka and the Kuriles, according to the press service of the Kamchatka branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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.

According to preliminary data, the inhabitants of the settlements of the Kamchatka Territory and the Kuril Islands did not feel the tremors. Calls to the duty services due to the earthquake were also not recorded.
Sorry, I bumped the Risk© game moving my armies. My bad
Posted by: badanov || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Those should be pretty routine tremors for that area - it's an active tectonic plate margin.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/13/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

IOC's Bach slips up and refers to Japanese as 'Chinese'
[10 News] Oops
IOC President Thomas Bach has appeared in public for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week and with the pandemic-postponed Olympics opening in just 10 days.

His first stop was the headquarters of the organizing committee to deliver a pep talk with the beleaguered games set to go ahead without fans in almost all venues.

Bach slipped up in his presentation and referred to his Japanese hosts as "Chinese."

He quickly corrected himself.

Bach's visit coincided with the official opening of the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay.

Bach is scheduled to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Friday in an effort to tie the Olympics to the city's effort to promote world peace.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 07:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Incorrect? Or just premature?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/13/2021 10:30 Comments || Top||

France fines Google £425million for failing to negotiate 'in good faith' with media companies over the use of their content
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The legal battle focuses on claims Google shows content without compensation

  • It is the biggest ever fine imposed by Competition Authority for a ruling breach

  • Google said it is 'very disappointed' in the decision and could face further fines
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 09:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under:

The foreigners in China's disinformation drive
[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.

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.

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.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Voice cloning of growing interest to actors and cybercriminals
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Already Achieved

Posted by: Injun Ebbater8629 || 07/12/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

Serbs in Gracanica fear for their safety
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 Kosovo Dechansky Monastery has been recognized as one of the seven most endangered cultural heritage sites in Europe.

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.
Posted by: badanov || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:

Exploding oxygen tanks killed at least 45 lives at Covid-19 center in Dhi Qar
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Covid Deaths™
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2021 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Iraq hospital fire: Protests as Covid ward blaze kills at least 92
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
The 'holy grail' of blood sugar testing for diabetics: Scientists develop a pain-free strip that checks glucose levels via saliva
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2021 09:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...As a Type II diabetic, this is seriously a good thing.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/13/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Would you rather...

A) Prick your finger and get a reading in 5 seconds.


B) Hold a device on your tongue (don't swallow now!) for a few minutes

I know they have a device which stays under your skin and give continuous readings over a week (or a month?). Ugh...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/13/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#3  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 || Top||

#4  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 || Top||

#5  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 || Top||

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