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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chipotle customer threatens staff with a rod: 'Somebody better give me my food!'
[NYPOST] This is the moment a hungry Chipotle customer whips out a rosco gun and shouts, "Somebody better give me my food!" after being told the restaurant is closing soon.

Surveillance video, released by police Wednesday, shows the woman threatening a cashier at a Chipotle in the Roosevelt Mall in Philadelphia last Saturday night.

Police said the unidentified woman was waiting in line to order just before 5 p.m. when the manager announced the store was closing soon.

The manager said all remaining customers had to place their orders online because the restaurant was short on staff.

The footage shows the woman slowly pulling out a black handgun from her bag and waving it at employees behind the counter as she demands to speak to the manager.

Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A couple things about this story: We've been told for a long time that Chipotle customers are the hippest, most chill fast food customers there are. So what's this deal? And, yeah, I do know lots of jobs are going wanting and food products are in short supply due to covidian market distortions, but closing at 5 pm? Seems a bit odd.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#2  I'd wager their better food sales are over lunch and if you can only crew one shift, that's the one, the 9-5. Not sure what the closing procedures are, but I bet they start no later than 4. Personally I would probably have the crew show up at 10 so there is the extra hour after 5 for cleaning/tomorrow prep without the overtime costs.

Then again, I was in fast food joint which I swear was running a skeleton crew on purpose, counting on the patience and covid protocol understanding of the customer to wait 30 minutes.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/25/2021 14:49 Comments || Top||

Tennessee Kroger Gunman Identified as 29-Year-Old Uk Thang
Follow up to this story from yesterday.
[BREITBART] The alleged gunman who shot and maimed numerous individuals inside a Collierville, Tennessee, Kroger grocery store on Thursday, killing one, has been identified as 29-year-old Uk Thang.Breitbart News reported Thursday at least 13 people were shot in the attack, one of them fatally.

On Friday WREG noted the number of individuals shot had risen to 15, and all the remaining injured are "stable."

The Daily Memphian explained that Thang is believed to have died inside the Kroger from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Please not that a dead man cannot face allegations, and therefore is no longer alleged.

The "alleged" adjective is intended to throw off liability for a news outlet for libel. But once the suspect is dead and known dead, he is no longer alleged to have done his deeds.
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ But he'll still vote Democrat for decades
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2021 13:23 Comments || Top||

Oklahoma dad hops into action when he sees man touching boy inappropriately at bus stop
[FOXNEWS] A father in Oklahoma City tackled a local pastor who was seen inappropriately touching his son at a bus stop, leaving the suspect with a cracked skull and a bloody mugshot.

"There’s hardly any words that are camera appropriate," witness Lisa Ward said of the incident. "It’s just sickening."

Oklahoma City Police arrested the suspect, Michael Coghill, on Wednesday, after he was recorded on camera touching a nine-year-old boy at a bus stop and was confronted by the boy’s father, according to News9. The police department, however, could not confirm to Fox News that the boy's father was the one to confront the suspect due to the Open Records Act.

Local residents said that Coghill is a local pastor in the area.

The boy told police that Coghill would often jog near the bus stop and had stopped by the area on more than one occasion, according to the police report obtained by Fox News.

The boy said Coghill had visited the bus stop on Monday and touched him in a way that made him uncomfortable. The boy also told his parents about the incident on Monday, and the father accompanied the boy to the bus stop on Wednesday, according to local reports.

"He knew the time he would be there every day," Ward told News9 of Coghill. "That was the hardest part, the most disgusting part."

The victim’s father sat in his car waiting to see if Coghill would make an appearance and touch the child inappropriately. As the boy made his way to the stop, Coghill stopped his jog and approached the boy, according to the police report.

"While he was watching the school bus stop, our suspect ran by him, ran past the bus stop where the children were waiting. Turned around, came back and stopped where he touched the child," Sgt. Dillon Quirk with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.

Coghill was seen placing his hand on the child’s side, before he moved his hand to the backside of the boy. The father recorded the incident, which was given to police, and proceeded to tackle Coghill.

Coghill's skull was fractured and his orbital socket cracked on the left side of his face.

"He was in the cop car all bloody," Ward added.

Coghill is a pastor at Lakehoma Church of Christ, which issued a statement condemning the abuse.

"We were heartbroken to learn of the incident involving one of our adult ministers, and our hearts go out to the child and family involved. We were shocked at this news as he had a clean background check, and we have received no reports or claims against him during his tenure. Church leadership has no tolerance for any type of abuse and is meeting tonight to discuss next steps. We will cooperate with authorities as needed," the statement said, according to News9.
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336079 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Churche's statement is pretty harsh, considering how things are going these days.
The Padre must have been desperate.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/25/2021 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Dad is a natural conservative -- someone who expresses disgust for and willingness to punish perversion -- and a Jacksonian who takes care of the home team first.

Walter Russell Mead on the latter:

The most powerful driver of Jacksonian political engagement in domestic politics, similarly, is the perception that Jacksonians are being attacked by internal enemies, such as an elite cabal or immigrants from different backgrounds. Jacksonians worry about the U.S. government being taken over by malevolent forces bent on transforming the United States’ essential character.

They are not obsessed with corruption, seeing it as an ineradicable part of politics. But they care deeply about what they see as perversion—when politicians try to use the government to oppress the people rather than protect them.

And that is what many Jacksonians came to feel was happening in recent years, with powerful forces in the American elite, including the political establishments of both major parties, in cahoots against them.

Many Jacksonians came to believe that the American establishment was no longer reliably patriotic, with “patriotism” defined as an instinctive loyalty to the well-being and values of Jacksonian America. And they were not wholly wrong, by their lights.

Many Americans with cosmopolitan sympathies see their main ethical imperative as working for the betterment of humanity in general. Jacksonians locate their moral community closer to home, in fellow citizens who share a common national bond. If the cosmopolitans see Jacksonians as backward and chauvinistic, Jacksonians return the favor by seeing the cosmopolitan elite as near treasonous—people who think it is morally questionable to put their own country, and its citizens, first.
Posted by: Mersault Camus || 09/25/2021 0:48 Comments || Top||

#3  17 genders

Tranny Story Hour

Secretary Blinjen-Snagglepuss, more worried about Gender Studies in Kabul U. and flying the rainbow flag instead of Old Glory at our embassies

Sicko Democrats everywhere protecting rapacious perverts -- in the Schools, on the streets and even, in the person of our Pervert-in-Chief and his depraved son, in the White House


Posted by: Mersault Camus || 09/25/2021 0:52 Comments || Top||

#4  It's the Sooner State, he got off light. That said, I should very much like to sing up for that whole entire Jacksonian thing.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/25/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Dad? Nah, I heard the weirdo fell on top of a Stop Sign and hit every branch on the way down, landed on a pile of durian.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/25/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#6  You know they make these things....called guns...they allow the near instantaneous transition from live scumbag to splattered dead thing in just a few seconds.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/25/2021 18:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Another vote here for the entire Jacksonian thing
Posted by: Blutto || 09/25/2021 20:07 Comments || Top||

#8  "He fell off the curb and broke several bones"
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/25/2021 20:33 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
A former ABC producer has accused CNN star @ChrisCuomo of sexual assault
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Grastest Generation has been succeeded by The Shittiest Generation in American history
Posted by: Failed Stater334556712 || 09/25/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Shouldn't the second use of 'generation' read 'generationS'?
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/25/2021 8:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Fredo gets a little taste of what brother got
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/25/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, it's probably a bit tasteless to ask, but where did the brothers Cum-oh learn it's OK to act like that?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

#5  The assault occurred 12 years ago. What is Ross trying to gain?
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/25/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||

#6  The assault occurred 12 years ago. What is Ross trying to gain?

Revenge would be my guess. Since his brother resigned last month (or two months ago), he's an easier target.

That, and if the lefties can invent charges against Kavanaugh out of whole cloth from 30+ years ago, this sort of counter-dredging is okay in my book.
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||

#7  What Raj said. "Ya play hard, ya pay hard..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#8  "CNN star" watched by hundreds worldwide
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||

California Promises $15 B for Fighting Climate Change
Did they promise any for fighting crime?
[Epoch Times] "California is doubling down on our nation-leading policies to confront the climate crisis head-on while protecting the hardest-hit communities," Newsom said in a statement announcing the new package.
Nice photo at the link of him touring the Caldor fire. Stern, far-seeing. Kerry-esque.
"We're deploying a comprehensive approach to meet the sobering challenges of the extreme weather patterns that imperil our way of life and the Golden State as we know it, including the largest investment in state history to bolster wildfire resilience, funding to tackle the drought emergency while building long-term water resilience, and strategic investments across the spectrum to protect communities from extreme heat, sea level rise and other climate risks that endanger the most vulnerable among us."
I was offered a job in California in the late 70's; my son about five years ago. Best move ever, turning down those offers.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  $15 billion they don't have, just for the record.
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Kalifornia is a glimpse of America's Neo-Feudal-Oligarch future

Joel Kotkin nailed it years ago. We're all Brazilians now
Posted by: Mersault Camus || 09/25/2021 0:55 Comments || Top||

#3  $15 billion they don't have, just for the record.

If they did have it, they would have spent it already on high-speed rail.

At this point, I don't know whether I'm rooting for the Next Ice Age or the Sweet Meteor of Death
Posted by: SteveS || 09/25/2021 1:36 Comments || Top||

#4  With 1 in 5 unemployed and 1 in 13 on food stamps in CAL.

Where is the $$$$$ for this media staged Political Promise coming from?

Cal. was running a $60+ Billion State Debt?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/25/2021 5:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Where is the $$$$$ for this media staged Political Promise coming from?

Biden bailed them out in his first 90 days as president by funding state pension plans and other assorted debt. They'll plan for the same while they control the budget in DC.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/25/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#6  YES! I got rid of the worthless SOB !
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/25/2021 8:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Climate Change is Infrastructure.

The Hobo Life is Infrastructure.

The Heartbreak of Psoriasis is Infrastructure.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/25/2021 11:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Hunter's "art" is Infrastructure
Posted by: Hank Cinq || 09/25/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
CIA Vienna station chief OUSTED over her 'inadequate' response to Havana syndrome cases
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The CIA removed its bureau chief in Vienna after criticism of her management, such as her handling of Havana Syndrome reports at the U.S. embassy in Vienna

  • U.S. officials are sending a message that leaders must take Havana Syndrome seriously

  • The mysterious illness is a set of ailments including migraines, nausea, memory lapses and dizziness

  • It was first reported by officials based in the U.S. embassy in Cuba in 2016

  • In May, officials said at least 130 cases across the government are were under investigation, up from several dozen last year

  • Vienna has for centuries been a center for espionage and diplomacy and was a hub for clandestine spy-versus-spy activity during the Cold War.

  • CIA Director said there is a strong possibility the syndrome is intentionally caused and that Russia could be responsible, although it does any involvement
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's obviously a defensive anti surveillance device. But if that became known, the blame would fall on the people who made it. So it's a mystery. Also: TEH ROOSHINS DID IT!!
Posted by: Herb Bucket7723 || 09/25/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah. The State Dept and CIA are now victims.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Fly more rainbow flags. That'll solve the problem.
Posted by: Hank Cinq || 09/25/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
A Massive Subterranean ‘Tree' Is Moving Magma to Earth's Surface
[QuantaMagazine] Réunion, a French island in the western Indian Ocean, is like a marshmallow hovering above the business end of a blowtorch. It sits above one of Earth’s mantle plumes — a tower of superheated rock that ascends from the deep mantle and flambés the bases of tectonic plates, the jigsaw pieces that make up the ever-changing face of the world. The plume’s effects are hard to miss: One of the island’s two massive volcanoes, the aptly named Piton de la Fournaise or "peak of the furnace," is one of the most hyperactive volcanoes on the planet.

But the plume’s modern-day punch is nothing compared to its past.
Nice 3D model at beginning of article.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/25/2021 08:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under:

#1  REAL global warming!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 9:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Actually, the mantle is cooling. Just unevenly. Sort of like the "climate" itself.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 9:44 Comments || Top||

#3  And this is what happens when you give devils SUVs
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2021 17:12 Comments || Top||

Dramatic video shows the fiery landscape created by the WindyFire in California’s Sequoia National Forest
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Has wrapping the giant sequoias in foil helped, or are they just baking like potatoes?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  I grew up learning the giant sequoia were not affected by fire due to their size and fire was natures way of clearing land for more tree growth.
Now it's different.
Makes me think the forest service has a bit too much time....
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/25/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

Spain Firefighters retreat as LaPalma volcanic explosions intensify
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Firefighters - there's your problem! For this mess, you want volcanofighters
Posted by: SteveS || 09/25/2021 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  News flash: the volcano always wins.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 11:34 Comments || Top||

Covid round-up — because so many articles were submitted yesterday that they needed to be stacked
Courtesy of The Walking Unvaxed:
British Funeral Director: COVID-19 Deaths Were Inflated, Mass Vaccination Came Before ‘Huge Explosion' In Death Counts
[NationalFile] [John O’Looney, a British funeral director] says that he repeatedly saw people labeled as COVID deaths, even if they died of natural causes, of terminal cancer, or being hit by a car. All COVID deaths.

He says it is his belief that thousands of elderly people in the U.K. were euthanized with the sedative Midazolam and then labeled as coronavirus deaths. But he also says that overall in 2020, the death rate compared to past years was about the same, or even down.

He did see a huge explosion in deaths, but it wasn’t in 2020. It was in early 2021, and it happened almost the moment mass vaccination began. Then, from April through the summer, he says it was one of the quietest periods he’d ever seen. There weren’t enough deaths to keep the lights on.

Now, he says the death rate is rising again. And the people coming in, he says, are from all age ranges. They aren’t just old people. The causes of death, he says, are heart attacks, blood clots, strokes, and multiple organ failure. Almost all these people, he says, are vaccinated. He saw a man, a barber, who died at age 23 just after getting the second shot.

Blockbuster: NIH Study Concludes Ivermectin Works!
[MAGA Institute] Because we’ve come to expect nothing but cover-ups and anti-science diktats from NIH and its subdivisions, NIH has published on its website and article in the July-August issue of the American Journal of Therapeutics that concluded that "large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin."

The study authors continued, "Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally."
Overexcited headline. The actual journal article can be found here. Here are key bits from the abstract of this review of previous published research:
We searched bibliographic databases up to April 25, 2021. Two review authors sifted for studies, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias. Meta-analyses were conducted and certainty of the evidence was assessed using the GRADE approach and additionally in trial sequential analyses for mortality. Twenty-four randomized controlled trials involving 3406 participants met review inclusion.

Meta-analysis of 15 trials found that ivermectin reduced risk of death compared with no ivermectin (average risk ratio 0.38, 95% confidence interval 0.19–0.73; n = 2438; I2 = 49%; moderate-certainty evidence). This result was confirmed in a trial sequential analysis using the same DerSimonian–Laird method that underpinned the unadjusted analysis. This was also robust against a trial sequential analysis using the Biggerstaff–Tweedie method. Low-certainty evidence found that ivermectin prophylaxis reduced COVID-19 infection by an average 86% (95% confidence interval 79%–91%). Secondary outcomes provided less certain evidence. Low-certainty evidence suggested that there may be no benefit with ivermectin for “need for mechanical ventilation,” whereas effect estimates for “improvement” and “deterioration” clearly favored ivermectin use. Severe adverse events were rare among treatment trials and evidence of no difference was assessed as low certainty. Evidence on other secondary outcomes was very low certainty.

Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally.

Courtesy of Bobby:
Dr. Fauci's NIH approved hydroxychloroquine 15 years ago to cure coronaviruses
[Tech Startups] SARS-CoV-2 is one of the seven coronaviruses identified by CDC. The sixth and the seventh of the coronaviruses are: SARS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS) and SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19) respectively.

Why all of a sudden hydroxychloroquine is considered an unsafe drug? After all, hydroxychloroquine is still being used to treat lupus patients. To answer this question, we have to back to the month of March 2020. It all started back after President Trump threw his support for the drug and opened the floodgates of criticisms after he touted the drug as a potential game-changer. Many in the mainstream media accusing him of promoting an unsafe drug. When asked about President Trump's tweet, Dr. Anthony Fauci said: "the anecdotal reports … may be true," and that the President's message of "hope for people" with #coronavirus is "not unreasonable" & "not incompatible" with total confirmation."
So after a cautious - scientific, even - initial response to Trump's statement, Fauci subsequently went all in with the anti-Trumpers and the media.
According to NIH own study conducted in 2005 titled, "Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread," chloroquine, a sister drug to hydroxychloroquine, was found to be "effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture."
From the NIH study -
We report, however, that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage.
Seems like some researchers might've built on the 2005 work. If they could get funding.

Related: The 2005 NIH Study.

Norway Opts Out of the Pandemic Club
[Epoch Times] Norway will end all COVID-19-related restrictions starting Saturday, Sept. 25, the government announced, joining a growing list of countries and states that have removed pandemic curbs.

"It is 561 days since we introduced the toughest measures in Norway in peacetime ... Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life," Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference on Friday.

The virus can now be considered as one of several respiratory illnesses with seasonal variation, said Geir Bukholm, the assistant director for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, according to local media. In Norway, COVID-19 has been classified as a generally dangerous disease, but the official classification could change soon, he said.

"This is because the vast majority of those at risk are protected," Bukholm said, referring to the country’s vaccination campaign. According to the Norwegian Institute for Public Health, about 67 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
However, there are some travel restriction.
Nearby Sweden earlier this month announced it will remove most of its COVID-19 restrictions.

An announcement from the Swedish government on Sept. 7 said that restrictions on public venues such as restaurants, theaters, and stadiums will be removed on Sept. 29.

Courtesy of Vespasian Ebboting9735:
Congressman ‐ Hospitals are covering up Vaccine Injury reports to VAERS…
[CitizenFreePress] Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar (AZ) has sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] demanding a "full review of all HHS health care systems nationally to ensure full compliance with vaccine injury reporting laws including reporting all adverse events occurring after the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine."

Finally, one from India:
ICMR drops Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine from Covid-19 treatment guidelines
[OneIndia] The National Task Force on Covid 19 has dropped Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine from revised "clinical guidance for management of adult COVID-19 patients".

The studies showed no clarity with relation to mortality benefit, no effect on length of stay, clinical recovery in case of Ivermectin medicine.

Meanwhile, the WHO panel also recommends against the use of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19 regardless of disease severity.

The latest guidance adds to previous recommendations for the use of interleukin-6 receptor blockers and systemic corticosteroids for patients with severe or critical COVID-19.

The WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel recommends treatment combining casirivimab and imdevimab for two specific groups of patients with COVID-19.

The first recommendation is based on new evidence from three trials that have not yet been peer reviewed.

The trial show that casirivimab and imdevimab may reduce the risk of hospitalisation and duration of symptoms in those at highest risk of severe disease, such as unvaccinated, older, or immunosuppressed patients.

The second recommendation is based on data from another trial which shows that the two antibodies probably reduce deaths and the need for mechanical ventilation in seronegative patients.

This study showed that treatment with Casirivimab and imdevimab led 49 fewer deaths per 1,000 in the severely ill and 87 fewer deaths in the critically ill patients.

For all other COVID-19 patients, any benefits of this antibody treatment are unlikely to be meaningful, the panel noted.

Casirivimab and imdevimab are monoclonal antibodies that when used together bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, neutralising the virus's ability to infect cells.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336082 views] Top|| File under:


Makes a person wonder IF there was some truth that the Covid-19 was used to kill off elderly and those with pre-existing medical issues that drain social resources.

Or maybe because 60+ seniors are more likely to vote Conservative and & Republican? (pew)
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/25/2021 5:01 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ A plausible conclusion. The inconvenient unborn have shared a similar fate for many years.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/25/2021 6:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Either way
the Truth shall set you and them in jail for murder

BTW: Why are the usual Anti-ivermectin commenters so quiet lately... Is it because the truth is starting see Factual daylight finally?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/25/2021 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  BTW: Why are the usual Anti-ivermectin commenters so quiet lately... Is it because the truth is starting see Factual daylight finally?
Posted by NN2N1

Didn't you read the OneIndia article?
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/25/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ #4 are you talking about the IndiaOne C19-FAQ's

Which points out A LOT of interesting facts and data we don't see here in the USA.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/25/2021 11:34 Comments || Top||

#6  I was in the local Tractor Supply store yesterday. They had a big sign stuck up in the equine aisle about how "ivermectin is not approved" yada yada.
Trying to get out in front of the inevitable legal problems of success and failure.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Walking Unvaxed is talking about the final article in the posted round up, NN2N1. India no longer recommends hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin for treating Covid-19.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/25/2021 11:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Mmmm...stacked!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 22:55 Comments || Top||

Colorado River's Glen Canyon Dam - whose electricity powers homes and businesses in SEVEN STATES now faces 34% chance of shutdown by 2023 because of megadrought
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Unless it rains heavily between now and then, as eventually happens in the cycle of floods and droughts in that part of the world.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Europe's current gas crisis = America's future

Posted by: Fook Joe Biden || 09/25/2021 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Should read, "Colorado River's Glen Canyon Dam..." It is located in Arizona.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/25/2021 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Fixed
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#4  The southwest is in a major drought phase, just like the Anasazi had to deal with 600 years ago.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2021 17:11 Comments || Top||

Panic Hoarding Gasoline Begins As UK Plunges Towards "Winter Of Discontent"
[ZERO] One day after oil giant BP warned about rationing gasoline and diesel at UK service stations, Brits began to panic buy fuel as the government tried to calm fears.

Lines of cars and trucks are spilling over into the streets at service stations across the country. A BP spokesperson said Thursday that a truck driver shortage has resulted in its inability to transport fuel from refineries to its network of service stations. These words spooked the public, which could cause a more severe shortage due to the hoarding.

The scenes of long lines at gas stations bring back memories of the 1973 Opec Oil Crisis, the 2000 fuel shortage, and the virus pandemic disruptions amid fears the country is diving headfirst into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of shortages and socio-economic distress.

On Friday afternoon, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told Brits on Sky News that there was no fuel shortage and for "everyone to carry on as normal." His soothing words weren't enough to stop the buying panic, which is expected to continue into the weekend.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/25/2021 09:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336079 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think locking gas caps are going to make a comeback...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||


Strange ... yesterday morning as gas was bumping #3.02 over here in my neck of the woods. A lot gas stations ran out of Gas and Diesel all within an hour.

But they were all reopened late yesterday tho?????
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/25/2021 11:20 Comments || Top||

#3  It seems that between the 'Climate Change' people and the the jihadis, the choice is going to be 12th century vs 6th century.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder if anyone thought of raising prices until the demand cool off?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#5  The scenes of long lines at gas stations bring back memories of the 1973 Opec Oil Crisis

One of my first times bonding with one of my older brothers, who taught me how to siphon gas from cars.
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2021 16:01 Comments || Top||

#6  I learned to siphon to clean tropical fish tanks, but the skill transferred.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/25/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Ah, fond memories of Benzene mouth sores.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Thought I was clever.
Put a 100 gal tank in my diesel truck.
Now a fillup is @$300.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 18:16 Comments || Top||

#9  "But there's no gasoline shortage!"
Ther is if people think there is. With short turnaround delivery planning, the assumtion is that
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 19:12 Comments || Top||

#10  I should finish that.
"But there's no gasoline shortage!"
There is if people think there is. With short turnaround delivery planning, the assumption is that everyone's not gonna go out and load up at the same time.
It's why, when a tropical storm enters the Gulf, suddenly bread is hard to find around here.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

#11  $5.09 / gal in San Francisco.

Do I hear $6?

Who's got $7?


Posted by: Blutto || 09/25/2021 20:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Memories of learning how to drive*:
- driver's ed: gas = $0.13 / gal
- got my license: gas = $0.26 / gal
- allowed to drive my brother's car: gas = $0.78 / gal

* That Late 1970's Show
Posted by: Blutto || 09/25/2021 20:15 Comments || Top||

Beijing's dirtiest secret: With 1,000 coal-fired power stations (and climbing) China's energy pollution mocks the world's bid to combat climate change - as series of Mail exposes reveals
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 08:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under: Commies

China says all crypto transactions illegal; Bitcoin tumbles
[APNEWS] China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money.

Friday’s notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies disrupt the financial system and are used in money-laundering and other crimes.

"Virtual currency derivative transactions are all illegal financial activities and are strictly prohibited," the People’s Bank of China said on its website.
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Little buddy gonna shut you down /
ShittyCoin /
IttybittyCoin /
UselessCoin /
[priced at $]409

Posted by: Rat Poison Squared || 09/25/2021 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  China is headed shortly to a major banking and economic disaster of their own making. Stay tuned more to come.
Posted by: Dale || 09/25/2021 3:46 Comments || Top||

#3  They'll just start selling their US Bonds and metals strategic reserve stocks, Dale.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/25/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  If autarky is what Chairman Mao-Xi Dung wants, he can have it.

But his PLA will need to invade (or totally dominate through bribery and blackmail) a brace of oil- and other strategic resource-rich countries first.

Prolly in Africa. Indonesia too. And Iran???

Buckle your seatbelts.
Posted by: Hank Cinq || 09/25/2021 12:06 Comments || Top||

Down Under
Heartstopping moment an RAAF C-17 cargo jet weaves through skyscrapers in Brisbane's CBD - sparking some VERY colourful reactions from startled viewers
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was flying up the freakin river, through town.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Nice flying. Singleton is an idiot.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 09/25/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

French shipbuilding town in shock over lost Australian submarine order
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As always, it's the little people -- the normies, those who "work hard and play by the rules" -- who are bitchslapped, cheated, and devastated by elite incompetence and stupidity
Posted by: Mersault Camus || 09/25/2021 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Company town life is never exactly cushy and when it's bad, it's awful.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  How many submarines were delivered and/or under construction at the present time?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/25/2021 10:59 Comments || Top||

#4  ....Interestingly, this is the second major shipbuilding contract the French have lost recently. They were bidding for what became the Constellation class FFG, but the Italian variant of the French design was cheaper and more aligned with what we needed, not to mention the Italians already had a yard here in the states with a terrific work record and could get underway immediately.

What I'm hearing from a few friends as far as the Aussie sub contract goes is that there were a lot of problems, and the French really didn't seem too interested in fixing them. There were in turn two big issues at the front:

1) The cost of these beasts kept going up, and though the Aussies expected that to a certain extent, the French attitude was to smile, shrug their shoulders, and keep adding up the charges.
2) French SSNs need refueling every seven to ten years - and the French weren't discussing any options other than to bring them back to France for 36 months at a minimum (more if the French Navy's own boats were in line first) and then pay even more charges. Although the Australians could certainly build the infrastructure to do it themselves, that's still more expense and the only reason their native Greens Etc. are letting them get away with SSNs in the first place is because China's not smart enough to shut the hell up and leave them alone. Otherwise the protests would be loud and never-ending. Current US and UK boats though have life-of-the-boat reactors - they are good for 25 to 30 years with no refueling and only need minor mechanical and software upgrades.

The Aussies didn't take well to being told that their only option was to keep paying more and more and more...and the French couldn't figure out when to put a clamp on the prices. The only people for the French to be angry at are the ones in the mirror.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/25/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#5  I think the Swedes and Germans have the export sub market pretty well sewn up, which would explain why the French are livid. They were about to become playahs...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, the yards in Cherbourg could get to work on developing the next generation of Israeli missile boats. Again.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Mike, the Aussie Boats the French were going for weren't nuke boats; they were French Barracuda (Suffren) boats without reactors, and AIP installed instead. The test stand drive unit that had been built for demo couldn't deliver the power promised for time. So they were going to add a diesel for surface charge. In which case, why AIP?
Meanwhile, project cost had doubled, with more in sight.
At same time, as China secured more of the South China Sea, the utility of a littoral sub decreased. And AIP boats are littoral service, they don't have the legs for sustained blue water use. The power curve works against them.
So, because of the distances involved, the Aussies arrives at needing nuke powered boats.
And for TSM's question, the answer is 1 half constructed, zero delivered. Delivery had been pushed back to 2028 or longer.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Bien dit, Edouard.

Qui a poignardé qui?
Posted by: Grenouille Australienne || 09/25/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Excuse me if my sympathy is minimal. This deal will be good for the US, UK, and Australians, bad for the French and Chinese... whose side is everybody on, exactly? If we can't have a win-win scenario, then have a scenario where we win, at least.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/25/2021 14:47 Comments || Top||

#10  It doesn't make sense from a cost or schedule standpoint to build the subs in Australia. If the Aussies choose the Virgina subs, then it more sense to build the subs in the US and then have the Aussies build the FREMM class or even the Hunter class frigates for the US Navy. Do what each does best and maximize savings and schedule.
Posted by: Spereng Crins7805 || 09/25/2021 16:13 Comments || Top||

#11  It's also a fact that the gummint of Australia could at any time cancel because "nukes evil" or "we will bargain to be eaten last" by the chinese dragon. And don't think for a moment that the left in OZ won't beat those drums.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 16:25 Comments || Top||

#12  So I guess baking soda is out?

Air-independent propulsion
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 18:11 Comments || Top||

#13  Had one of those baking soda subs. We found out ground up Efferdent worked even better.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2021 18:12 Comments || Top||

#14  Sorry I didn't include range data on the AIP stuff.
What it amounted to was 21 days at 15 knots, which from Australia amounted to drive to Taiwan and come back, without much in the way of loiter time.
If you go to Skidmark's wiki page, and open footnote 10 at the bottom, you can look at the French page on their MESMA AIP units.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/25/2021 19:07 Comments || Top||

#15  If we can't have a win-win scenario

No, we can't. Most of the time, life is zero-sum.

We need to look out for our own. Enough of the idiotic "global citizen," life-is-always-win-win bullshit
Posted by: Blutto || 09/25/2021 20:04 Comments || Top||

Exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has been arrested in Italy on Thursday
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Arizona audit flags thousands of suspect ballots, kicking issue to state's attorney general
[Just The News] Long-awaited and engulfed in controversy from start to finish, the Arizona Senate's election audit gave America a split decision while leaving the question of whether illicit ballots were improperly cast or counted to the state’s attorney general.

The audit released Friday afternoon through painstakingly technical testimony concluded the final count of votes in the state's largest county of Maricopa showing President Joe Biden won Arizona was accurate, but it also included tens of thousands of ballots that were suspect and require more investigation.

The more than 50,000 ballots flagged by auditors for more investigation involved concerns ranging from people voting from addresses from which they had already moved to residents voting twice. The total in question was nearly five times the 10,400 vote margin that separated the two presidential candidates, giving Donald Trump's troops fresh reason to call for more scrutiny.

The job of resolving the question now falls to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican who has ambitions of winning a U.S. Senate seat in 2022.

Brnovich immediately seized the opportunity, announcing his office's election integrity unit would review the questionable ballots to determine if further action was warranted.

"I will take all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority," Brnovich tweeted a short while before the final official audit results were to be released. "Arizonans deserve to have their votes accurately counted and protected."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/25/2021 08:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not mentioned: the nearly 75,000 more mail in ballots received than sent out. Need a canvass of the mail in ballots to see where those fake ballots came from and conversely, to find out how many ballots were mailed but never counted. Unfortunately, the Biden admin is threatening to bring down the racism hammer if such a canvass is conducted.
Posted by: Spereng Crins7805 || 09/25/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#2  racism and voter intimidation hammer
Posted by: Spereng Crins7805 || 09/25/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#3  They'd better do a full audit on Pima County. How about the whole state? They already have a good start with Maricopa County.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2021 12:35 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
'Holy sh*t!' SpaceX shares incredible footage of the moment its Inspiration4 all-civilian crew saw Earth from space for the first time, while blasting the theme from '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'Holy shit!'

Not exactly 'slipping the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God' ...

we've gonedownhill since '86
Posted by: Charlton Hepburn || 09/25/2021 1:05 Comments || Top||

#2  In related news Wm. Shatner is going to space in Bezo's rocket.

Long delayed premiere of Season 4 of Star Trek: "Captain Kirk Returns (as a Dildo)".
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/25/2021 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Totally a literate society.

Suppose we should be grateful one didn't have an emoji cutout taped onto their face.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/25/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||

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