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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Seattle cops bust thrift store owner for 'running network of shoplifters stealing Lego
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] ...and then selling them for a profit' - and he was brought down by an undercover cop and Baby Yoda set
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The news here is that the Seattle cops actually arrested somebody for something. Which is probably racist or hetero-patriarchal or something.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/24/2021 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Late entry, but possible winner of the 2021 Fagin award
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  They told me a Thieves Guild was only in role-playing games...
Posted by: magpie || 10/24/2021 13:15 Comments || Top||

#4  See, here's a guy who knows how to beat the 'supply chain' problems, and the government shuts him down.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/24/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Sales high: Cannabis purchases near $1 billion annually in Illinois
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 07:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

#1  My wife wants to know if she can go open a donut shop there...
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/24/2021 15:54 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Film crew voiced complaints before Alec Baldwin's fatal on-set shooting
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours after some workers walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues.An assistant director, Dave Halls, grabbed a prop gun off a cart at a desert movie ranch and handed it to Baldwin during a Thursday rehearsal for the Western film "Rust," according to court records made public Friday.

"Cold gun," Halls yelled, declaring the weapon didn’t carry live rounds and was ready to fire.

But it wasn't. When Baldwin pulled the trigger, he unwittingly killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and maimed director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her inside a wooden, chapel-like building.

A 911 call that alerted authorities to the shooting at the Bonanza Creek Ranch outside Santa Fe hints at the panic on the movie set, as detailed in a recording released by the Santa Fe County Regional Emergency Communications Center.

"We had two people accidentally shot on a move set by a prop gun, we need help immediately," script supervisor Mamie Mitchell told an emergency dispatcher. "We were rehearsing and it went off, and I ran out, we all ran out."

The dispatcher asked if the gun was loaded with a real bullet.

"I cannot tell you. We have two injuries," Mitchell replied. "And this (expletive) AD (assistant director) that yelled at me at lunch, asking about revisions....He’s supposed to check the guns. He's responsible for what happens on the set."

Halls did not immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment. The News Agency that Dare Not be Named was unable to contact Hannah Gutierrez, the film's armorer, and several messages sent to production companies affiliated with "Rust" did not receive responses Friday.

The gun Baldwin used was one of three that Gutierrez had set on a cart outside the building where a scene was being rehearsed, according to the court records. Halls grabbed the firearm from the cart and brought it inside to the actor, unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, a detective wrote in a search warrant application.

It was unclear how many rounds were fired. Gutierrez removed a shell casing from the gun after the shooting, and she turned the weapon over to police when they arrived, the court records say.

Guns used in making movies are sometimes real weapons that can fire either bullets or blanks, which are gunpowder charges that produce a flash and a bang but no dangerous projectile.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Regardless of the events prior to the shooting; Lee Harvey Baldwin was reckless in pointing a gun at someone and pulling the trigger. He should be held accountable along with others who made mistakes.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/24/2021 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  The gun Baldwin used

They can dilute the blame all they want.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 6:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes. It's not "what happened." It's "What Baldwin did."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 6:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems those who live with equity and diversity, die by equity and diversity.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  What I see from this.

"Aging, has been Movie Star and Strong ANTI-GUN ADVOCATE,
using Firearms to make a living."

Someone will spoof this song replacing Bubba with Alex. Breaking all U-tube records for quickest million U-Tube views recorded. "Alex didn't know the gun was loaded".

Gun Safety Rule #1
When handed a firearm and told its unloaded,
Trust, But Verify.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/24/2021 7:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Anyone who hands you or lets you pick up a gun without says "Be careful, that's loaded," is not your friend.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#7  The stories are already out there "Guns ruin the Hollywood Dream"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 8:15 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Union crew walked off the set in protest of pay and long hours a few hours before the fatal shooting. Wonder if one of them maliciously replaced the blanks with live rounds before walking off.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/24/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#10  If I may add the picture of the day
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/24/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#11  Item 1: Yes, blanks do have a projectile. It's usually wax and paper, sometimes plastic, and it can kill. Don't believe me? Ask Brandon Lee (The Crow, Bruce Lee's son) BTW, He's dead.
Item 2: This gig is/was Hannah Gutierrez's first time as Head Armorer, she said in an interview the she didn't know if she was ready. Hmm.
Item 3: Whay would you even have live ammunition on a movie set? There's no actual need for it. It's not like you're going to really shoot something.

Right now the 83rd Airborne Litigation Division is air dropping lawyers on the set to take combat depositions and prepare tactical filings.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/24/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#12  I'll take disgruntled union sabotage for $600. Alex.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#13  I'll take Alec (to prison) for $600, Alec
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#14  3 years for Alec...
Posted by: dacama || 10/24/2021 14:18 Comments || Top||

#15  Its what he would want for someone else.

Need that shirt.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/24/2021 19:19 Comments || Top||

#16  I want that shirt too.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 21:36 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Up to 50m people could be affected by back-to-back bomb cyclones that will release rain, snow and powerful winds across most of the country from California to New York
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A lot of people positively affected.

This will relieve the drought in CA, NV and UT.
Posted by: lord garth || 10/24/2021 0:10 Comments || Top||


Zeppelin Practices Bomb Dropping (WWI)
100 Years Later 'Mother Nature' Replies...
Posted by: Cholulet Phusotch9665 || 10/24/2021 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  *Ooh* Scary "bomb cyclones"... maybe we should all move to Tahiti...
Posted by: magpie || 10/24/2021 0:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Time for more "named raindrops."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 6:06 Comments || Top||

#5  For us in US Southeastern States, this nothing seriously abnormal.

We, like many areas, tend to run Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry or Ice/snow patterns in cycles.

As far Calif.
Haven't they ran basically 2 seasons since the dawn of time. Dry Hot with Forest Fires, then Wet with mud and land slides.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/24/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#6  I think it was Johnny Carson who said they have 4 , the flood season, the mud season, the smog season,; the fire season
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/24/2021 8:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Snow in the NORTHeast? Oh, the huge manatee!
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 10/24/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#8  why do they keep making up new names for storms? Never heard this term in the weather reports until a few years ago.
Posted by: Chris || 10/24/2021 13:53 Comments || Top||

#9  And the drought will be over. On to the next crisis!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/24/2021 17:37 Comments || Top||

#10  And California will only utilize only a small portion of this bounty because we don't like dams and stuff like that. And the smelt, I forgot the smelt.
Posted by: Sgt.DT || 10/24/2021 21:52 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Come on over! Indiana officials invite Illinois police officers to move there
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 07:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under:

-Land of the Free
Second Amendment win: Ohio Senate votes to ban gun seizures during emergencies
[Just The News] The Ohio Senate has solidified gun rights, limited government power in an emergency and clarified knives are included in the right to bear arms.

Senate Bill 185, which passed 23-7, stops the state or local governments from confiscating any lawfully owned gun during a declared emergency. Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, said it protects Ohioans’ right to protect themselves and does not add any new gun rights.

"This legislation will protect the rights of Ohioans to their firearms recognizing their natural right to self-defense, as well as to feed their families during times of declared emergencies," Schaffer said.

State governments around the country shut down businesses and established stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some states also limited gun sales. Ohio did not limit gun sales.

Schaffer said 24 other states, including Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia, have similar laws.

"This bill is critical to proactively define the limits of government power to limit their abuses," Schaffer said.

The Ohio Municipal League testified against the bill, saying it removes home rule, and Sen. Sen. Cecil Thomas, D-Avondale, said it removes local government authority.

"This bill is sort of like a Christmas tree wish list regarding removing the municipal legislative powers," Thomas said. "In doing that, you’re creating an environment where local control has really no authority to manage the process. It’s basically denying the local government the ability to protect their local community as they deem appropriate."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2021 03:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, with that margin, I guess it's a waste of time for Winky Blinky to veto it. Unless some of those senators are waiting to vote differently after a veto.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought SCOTUS ruled on the point from the seizures done in the wake of Katrina in Louisiana.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  The (R) governor is still pushing red flag laws.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 10/24/2021 8:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Governor Mike DeWine is an old fashioned country club Republican with an impressive resumé and the best of intentions. Sadly, he is a country club Republican who loathes Donald Trump even as Ohio, the Republican party, and the country move ever more strongly to President Trump populism.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2021 9:59 Comments || Top||

#5  If you wanted a lineup of what the GOP cannot continue to be, Winky Blinky would be up there with Boosh, Hogan, Kinzinger, Cheney and several who are gone but their damage lingers of, Ryan, Boehner...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Willard
The Lincoln Grifters
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#7  SB 185 now heads to the House for consideration.

The Ohio House has a Republican supermajority, so the bill should pass easily.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2021 13:50 Comments || Top||

#8  Senate passed, House seems likely to, SCOTUS rulings favor: let us see how RINO gov feels about it.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/24/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||

#9  i just moved to ohio from florida so my wife could be near her children. I fell and have brain damage but i am not brain dead. I am not familiar with ohio politics but i like jim jordan anf ken blackwell. i will see what happens and keep rooting for abbott and desantis.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 10/24/2021 16:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Welcome to Ohio, irish rage boy! We have fun here. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2021 20:13 Comments || Top||

Britain’s Prince Chuck, sez there is a “dangerously narrow window” to accelerate climate change action
Even his friends consider the prince dumber than a box of rocks.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So many predicted events have not occurred. Time to give it up Chicken Littles.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Dangerously narrow window number 1,257,645 since 1971 to save the world from weather.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 10/24/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  'This time, I'll be right!'
Posted by: Raj || 10/24/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah Chuck, ban volcanoes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Defender of Faith.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 9:14 Comments || Top||

#6  I tried to keep an open mind about the fellow, even with his marriage to horse face. This photo however, taken a few years ago, eliminated all remaining doubt.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#7  Lawrence of the Labia
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

Sorry Charley.

Your last CLIMATE DOOM In 96 Months failed to happen by your predicted deadline back in 2017.

Daily Caller July 9th, 2017
"Prince Charles warned in July 2009 humanity had only 96 months to save the world from “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it” caused by unchecked consumerism."

"Saturday marked the 96-month deadline the Prince of Wales set, meaning that, according to Charles, humanity has run out of time to avert “an environmental crisis.”"

So if we have already run out of time to fix it.
Why are they still screaming panic and the need to fix it?

Is it now for $$$$ and notoriety?
Posted by: Glusoger Phease1199 || 10/24/2021 10:20 Comments || Top||

#9  This is an example of why Liz is still sitting on the throne. She's afraid to get off of it.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/24/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#10  ^^^ yep
Posted by: Chris || 10/24/2021 13:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Why would anyone take this joke seriously?
Posted by: Crusader || 10/24/2021 15:22 Comments || Top||

#12  This is an example

You ever eat a full English breakfast TDY for a week? I was afraid to get off the throne too!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 15:27 Comments || Top||

#13  i feel sorry for his mother. No children, no grand children. I had hopes for Harry he is red-headed and looks the part. Plus he fought against the taliban.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 10/24/2021 16:20 Comments || Top||

#14  Inbreeding...What a tool
Posted by: Warthog || 10/24/2021 19:54 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Potato prices in Russia will decrease - forecast
Direct Translation via Google Translate. edited.
[REGNUM] The cost of potatoes in Russia has stabilized. This was announced on October 20 by the chairman of the Potato Union Sergei Lupekhin at a press conference in Moscow, a REGNUM correspondent reports .

"An anomalous incident occurred in September - prices for potatoes were going up, although they should have decreased." the expert said.

According to Lupekhin, now the situation has stabilized and in the near future we should expect a decrease in prices for root crops.

"Prices are now stabilizing and will gradually begin to decline. It's the same with root vegetables. I'm not talking about retail prices, but about wholesale ones. The trend is generally positive," said Lupekhin.

Posted by: badanov || 10/24/2021 00:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reminds me of a favorite old joke. An American general and a Russian general at a cocktail party a couple years after the fall of the Soviet Union:

Russian general: "My troops get a 2200 calorie battle ration every day in the field."

American general: "That's pathetic. All our boys get access to 3200 calories a day in battlefield conditions."

Russian general: "That's impossible. No man can eat that many potatoes."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 6:15 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Good one. I enjoy the old jokes or stories. In the href="">old video's I have seen potatoes a vital necessity. I recall the Irish famine but also Norway's famine at the same time. Norway had a massive die off. Icelandic peoples to this day speak in the original Norwegian language and of course many came to America.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  What with potatoes having been introduced from the Americas, the question I have is: What did these people eat before they had potatoes? I suppose, not much.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/24/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  ^I would think fish primarily.I just assumed potatoes as was said among the Irish but could have been plaque. I will find out.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ yes, herring and potatoes. A native relative spoke of the mass die off. I saw no references to that event myself however.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2021 12:17 Comments || Top||

#6  No. See the traditional Irish diet. Dairy products have always been what Irish cuisine and diet are known for . . . Best cream and butter to be found anywhere, and tons of it. Milk, sour cream, even a protein milkshake-like product.

The other staple has always been oats, followed by barley.

Add beef and pork, along with some fish, some vegetables such as cabbage, greens, leeks, carrots, and you have the basic elements of a very healthy diet.

All of these were avaialable in large quantities before the potato arrived.

As with all famines, the devastation that occurred in 1847-48 was essentially a political phenomenon caused by idiotic decisions of Her Majesty's ministers. Hint: Britain was EXPORTING grain during the Famine.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Thank you for that information. An Irish history not well known to myself. I recalled history taught in High School years ago. Needed an update. Thank you. Norway information was from a related local there. He was a teacher. History taught in other countries has always interested me.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2021 12:32 Comments || Top||

#8  The arrival of the potato supported a population boom in Ireland, if I understand correctly, so before potatoes, those people could not have existed. Potatoes plus dairy equals a complete protein, and the potato skin contains loads of vitamins and minerals.

The potato blight fungus is found all over the world, with different potato varieties having differing resistance to it. The cause of the famine was that the Irish planted only a single variety, which all succumbed at once.

And then the English overlords were unhelpful.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#9  An interesting proposition: potato blight from color blindness.

"There was an interesting problem that confused some people for a while many years ago.

A survey of school children in Scotland indicated that a larger than normal percentage of Catholic children had an uncommon type of color blindness.

The obvious question was: What does being Catholic have to do with being color blind? A quick check of statistics from other countries indicated normal percentages for Catholics in other countries. That indicated that it was being Scot and Catholic.

Somebody quickly realized that most Catholics in Scotland were descendants of Irish immigrants. A check of statistics in Ireland indicated that this type of color blindness was extremely rare in Ireland and also rarer than usual among Irish in countries other than Scotland. In spite of the statistics, the phenomenon had to be due to being Irish. Strange?

Then the light dawned in somebody's mind. People with this form of color blindness could not tell the difference between blighted potatoes and normal potatoes. Such people used blighted potatoes as seed for next year's crop, resulting in a disastrous crop the next year. These were the first Irish to emigrate from Ireland due to the famine caused by the potato blight. Most of them went to Scotland, the most convenient country (England & Ireland were at odds even then).

That first wave of Irish emigrants mostly went to Scotland and included almost all of those with this type of color blindness. This resulted in its being rarer than usual in Ireland, and higher than usual among Irish in Scotland. Later waves of Irish emigrants (without color blindness) went to the US and various countries other than Scotland, which already had more than its desired share of Irish."

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||

#10  Potatoes were a crop in Imperial Russia, according to Wikipedia.
Posted by: badanov || 10/24/2021 15:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Didn't Peter the Great bring potatoes to Russia?
Posted by: Chuckles Platypus3282 || 10/24/2021 16:46 Comments || Top||

Ukraine posts record harvest of buckwheat
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Ivan Muzika

[LB] Ukraine has harvested a record harvest of buckwheat in recent years

Ukrainian farmers have already threshed 107,000 tons of buckwheat with a total forecast of 100,000 tons. Moreover, this figure is 94%, as only 15 oblasts have completed the harvest.

This was announced by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Roman Leshchenko.

"This year is rich in records for harvesting crops. We have the largest harvest of buckwheat in the last few years.

Two months ago, our forecasts were at the level of 100 thousand tons. And today, being on the finish line, but not yet crossed, farmers threshed 107 thousand tons of buckwheat. This figure is 94 percent, as only 15 oblasts have completed the harvest. Therefore, our updated forecasts are over 110 thousand tons.

The highest yield is currently recorded in Vinnytsia oblast, 1,509 kilograms per hectare," the press service quoted Leshchenko as saying. Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine .

The Minister added that thanks to the program of state support for buckwheat production, farmers receive subsidies of up to UAH 5,000 per hectare of arable land where buckwheat was grown. This program was launched by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy this year.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine had a record harvest of early grain crops: 44.8 million tons
Posted by: badanov || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thanks for this article and the one directly above. A welcome antidote to all the Chicken Little scare stories that predominate in the news these days.
Posted by: Tom || 10/24/2021 8:08 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Ditto that.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2021 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Damn - was hoping for a picture of Eddie Murphy's Buckwheat character from the old SNL (back when they were funny).
Posted by: Raj || 10/24/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ different century, that. Different universe.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#6  How many of the erroneous plates got issued before it was noticed? Might be collectables. “Gee Officer ,I had my plates stolen last night. Yes I know thew technically belong to the state but, well i have no idea where they are…”
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/24/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||


Could be the great grandson #3, error-prone genetic trait.
Posted by: Goober Platypus5169 || 10/24/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||


What is old is new again United States Postal Service 2013
Posted by: Goober Platypus5169 || 10/24/2021 10:40 Comments || Top||

#9  4> #4
Posted by: Goober Platypus5169 || 10/24/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#10  21 Best Beth Ditto Plus Size Fashion

Ditto The Mark " of Ditto - Pete & Repeat -

Posted by: Goober Platypus5169 || 10/24/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#11  Re #9: O-tay!
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/24/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#12  Re #10: Dazzle camoflauge?
Posted by: jpal || 10/24/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#13  Rubik's Tub?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#14  Bet she rolls, Berserker.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||

Heavy mortar fire wounds two Ukrainian soldiers in Lugansk
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Natalka Lototska

[LB] Since the morning of Saturday, October 23, three violations of the ceasefire have been recorded by the Russian occupation forces in the combat zone in Donbas.

The enemy used weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.

Not far from Novozvanovka, the occupiers fired 120mm mortars.
Novozvanovka is in northern Lugansk
In the direction of Novohryhorivka, the mercenaries fired twice, using an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and other small arms.
Novohryhorivka is just north of Debaltsevo
As a result of hostile actions, two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. The soldiers were given home medical care and evacuated to a medical facility. The state of health of both is satisfactory.

"Our defenders opened fire in response to force the enemy to cease shelling without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements," the statement said.

We will remind, during Friday, October 22 in a zone of hostilities in Donbass occupiers violated a ceasefire 13 times, twice using the weapon forbidden by the Minsk agreements . As a result of enemy shelling, one Allied serviceman was wounded and another was wounded in action.
Posted by: badanov || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under:

Captured drone footage show Ukrainians using NGO vehicle to transport heavy mortar
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Rusvesna] Footage from a downed drone of the Ukrainian 25th Airborne Brigade showed the installation of a 120-mm mortar by Ukrainian soldiers, from which they subsequently hit the village of Vasilyevka near Donetsk.
Vasilyevka is the village of Trudovskay Mine, west of Donetsk city
The video appeared in the Donbass telegram channels and raises a number of questions. Namely, one circumstance attracted attention to it: next to the mortar there is a white ZIL with the symbols of Ukrainian representatives in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).

VGTRK reporter Andrei Rudenko, who has covered the hottest events in Donbass since 2014, named the main question in his author's Telegram channel.

Video from the shot a downed UAV.
Strange video footage taken from this aircraft. During the ascent, the UAV recorded (on the territory controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine) a vehicle of the JCCC of Ukraine and a mortar of the Kiev military was standing nearby.

This begs one question: what is the JCCC of Ukraine doing next to the mortar crew? Or is it their mortar? Or what is it? I would like answers!" writes Rudenko.

However, the answer has been there for a long time and this information was also voiced more than once.

The video is proof that the Kiev militants are using vehicles with the JCCC logo for the unhindered delivery of weapons and ammunition to the front line. This has been repeatedly stated by the defense departments of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.

The militants use the vehicles of the observation mission to conduct shelling in the LPNR, whose tasks include monitoring the observance of the ceasefire regime. According to the agreements, these white cars are not fired upon. But at the same time, they successfully help the militants with impunity to strike at the civilian population of Donbass, as confirmed by footage from the lost UAV.

As the authors of the Svarschiki telegram channel emphasize, "Ukraine has completely discredited the activities of the JCCC: first, the abduction of an observer from the LPR, now there are shelling using their vehicles."

Says Lt Colonel Eduard Basurin:
"The People's Militia has repeatedly stated that the Ukrainian command uses white ZIL-131 vehicles with the JCCC logo not only to carry out an observation mission, but also to directly support combat missions," Basurin said.

"The video clip presented to your attention clearly shows that the militants of the 25th Airborne Assault Brigade are unloading a 120 mm mortar and ammunition from a white ZIL car. Symbols of Ukrainian observers are discernible on the car."


Posted by: badanov || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow, good quality video.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Pretty steady drone on a windy day.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 9:02 Comments || Top||

Thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government march in Budapest
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice try at spin. Try FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND supporters.

Oh, and they're commemorating the 1956 Hungary rebellion against totalitarianism. Might be worth mentioning in the title or lede.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/24/2021 11:37 Comments || Top||

#2  I knew a family of Hungarian refugees back in high school. The father was a university professor and the mother only seemed to use one arm -- the other was paralyzed because of a Soviet MG bullet as they crossed the border. It never slowed her down ... delightful person.
Posted by: magpie || 10/24/2021 13:25 Comments || Top||

Great White North
Fire breaks out on ZIM container ship off the coast of Canada
[Jpost] 40 containers of mining chemicals had fallen overboard, posing a significant risk to mariners.

A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast Guard said it is working with the US Coast Guard to assess the situation, including environmental hazards.

Sixteen crew members have been evacuated from the MV Zim Kingston, while five remained onboard to fight the fire, the Canadian Coast Guard said in a statement on Saturday.

"No injuries were reported," Danaos Shipping Co, the company that manages the container ship, said in a statement to Reuters on Sunday.

The fire "appears to have been contained," and a salvage and fire extinguishing agency have been roped in to ensure the safe return of the vessel's crew, Danaos said.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There were 100 vessels moored at the ports as of Monday

Off the coast of LA.
Wonder what's in the containers?

California ports that move 40% of cargo coming into US are rated among the WORST behind third-world countries like Kenya and Ghana: Massive shipping backlogs in Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to cripple supply chain
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Al-Jazira headline:"Joos Attack Canada With Flaming Containers!"
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/24/2021 10:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Lightning strike ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Mixed munitions.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 14:57 Comments || Top||

#5  I was on teh road and heard this: "WTF are people transporting in unprotected Sea Containers that can catch fire?"
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Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on 'cruel' puppy experiments
[The Hill] A bipartisan letter demands answers from the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden's chief medical adviser.

The White Coat Waste Project, the nonprofit organization that first pointed out that U.S. taxpayers were being used to fund the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology, have now turned its sights on Anthony Fauci on another animal-testing-related matter — infecting dozens of beagles with disease-causing parasites to test an experimental drug on them.

House members, most of whom are Republicans, want Fauci to explain himself in response to allegations brought on by the White Coat Waste Project that involve drugging puppies.

According to the White Coat Waste Project, the Food and Drug Administration does not require drugs to be tested on dogs, so the group is asking why the need for such testing.

White Coat Waste claims that 44 beagle puppies were used in a Tunisia, North Africa, laboratory, and some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed, allegedly so scientists could work without incessant barking.

Leading the effort is Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), writing a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) saying the cordectomies are "cruel" and a "reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds."

"Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive," White Coat Waste told Changing America. "They also locked beagles alone in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights to use them as bait to attract infectious sand flies."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2021 10:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unfortunately, none of this has anything to do with.... 'animal' control.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Expect the legion of LGBTQWERTXYZ veterinarians to have nothing at all to say about this. Except for the ones who will come out to excuse it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#3  But jabbing our kids without knowing mid or long term effects is OK (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#4  We abhor cruelty to puppies but we're OK with partial birth abortion.
Posted by: Matt || 10/24/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

W.H.O. Vows ‘Profound Transformation' After Mass Sexual Abuse of Ebola Victims
A risky choice: Ebola has been found in the semen of some male survivors, so it seems reasonable to assume survivor females could transmit the disease s3xually as well.
[Breitbart] The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) announced plans on Thursday for a “profound transformation” of its “culture” in the wake of the agency’s latest sexual abuse scandal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.), U.N. News reported.
It’s not just a problem in WHO, but pretty much all the major international aid NGOs, and too many of the minors. They’ve been getting caught as long as I can remember.
“The suffering of survivors of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by World Health Organization staff during the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) is going to be ‘the catalyst for a profound transformation’ of W.H.O.’s culture,” W.H.O. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on October 21.

Tedros referred to several incidents of alleged “sexual abuse and exploitation (S.E.A.)” perpetrated against locals by at least 21 W.H.O. staff members in the D.R.C.’s North Kivu and Ituri regions from August 2018 to June 2020. The W.H.O. appointed an independent commission to investigate the allegations of S.E.A. The commission published its initial findings on September 28 in a damning report that detailed “multiple allegations of rape and offers of employment in exchange for sex,” Tedros acknowledged on October 21.
“Vestra culpa. Vestra maxima culpa.”
Several alleged victims told the commission’s investigators they became pregnant after being raped by male W.H.O. workers. Some further alleged that their perpetrators then forced them to undergo abortions.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sex with possible infected Ebola females???... Opps almost overlooked the possibility of Gay WHO workers..

Either way. It is clear even WHO has those that their 2nd brain has more control than logic.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/24/2021 6:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Has anybody tested the WHO workers in this?
I would think that they would be like prime subjects for transmission, and really nifty vectors if you were doing a study.(Know the actual dates and everything.)
I know it sounds mean.
But, If they've got Ebola, they've got Ebola.
If they've been exposed to Ebola and didn't develop, that's important to know. (Level of exposure? Other immunizations? Phase of the moon?)
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/24/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#3  "Profound Transformation" == "Hide it better and leave no witnesses"
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/24/2021 14:21 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
You Can Now Buy A Flying Car That Looks Like A Star Wars Spacecraft
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Interesting POC for mine field surveying.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting toy. Pilots weight limit. High winds limiting. Drones more useful. Much bigger if delivering heavy products or passenger added. I suspect noise generated might be a concern. Neighbor complains to the police crazy fellow next door making too much noise. Next time I'll take a pot shot at him. Crikey, what's this world coming to. Dag nab it, no more nude sun bathing.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  No license required to fly, but I have to register my 2-lb drone and take a test to ensure I know the regulations -- for recreational flights.

Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/24/2021 15:26 Comments || Top||

Worldcoin Offers Free Crypto To Scan Your Eyeballs
[ZeroHedge] What's the best way to build a biometric database? Well, you can steal fingerprints, faces, irises, and voice scans of millions of Americans, like US intelligence agencies, have done, or you can go the more ethical route and give people free cryptocurrency for their unique biometric data.

That's precisely what several Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are doing with their new start-up, Worldcoin, using orb-shaped devices to scan people's eyes in exchange for free cryptocurrency.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 07:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under:

NASA is now targeting February 2022 for its Artemis I mission to the moon as cost setbacks, lawsuits and the pandemic pushed back the timeline
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Compensatory facade: US military launches 3 suborbital rockets in test of hypersonic technologies
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/23/2021 11:39 Comments || Top||

#2  It's stupidly expensive to rush it and have a mess.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/23/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||


Bezos or Musk will likely make it to the moon before NASA - Bet Yah
Posted by: Pheart Sinatra3874 || 10/24/2021 0:58 Comments || Top||

#5  It's a game for LM, Raytheon and Boeing. How do you get more "development' contracts if there aren't some setbacks?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

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