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-Great Cultural Revolution
It's Not The Worst Of Times
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 07/24/2021 04:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hunker down and wait?
I don't know that I feel better.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/24/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course not. It never is.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/24/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#3  The problem isn't that it's the worst of times. The problem is it's how much of our lives, energy and opportunities are squandered while we dodge and weave the next lunatic edict.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/24/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Some jackoff blogger can't get enough of this. I'll pass...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

Posted by: jpal || 07/24/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#6  I see secession in the near future. The central states will leave the coasts and form a country where all-lives-matter and an naacp that includes white, yellow, red, etc people. Antifa are shot on sight and abortion is paid for by you in a hospital procedure. There are no hyphenated-americans.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 07/24/2021 18:59 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
'Something's seriously wrong with Biden': Former White House physician Ronny Jackson said he believes the president will be forced to resign or will face the 25th Amendment over issues related to his fitness for office
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/24/2021 09:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The media: "Muh 25th amenment... Never mind..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 10:48 Comments || Top||

#2  *Heh* Watching C-SPAN that was obvious in the 1990's.
Posted by: magpie || 07/24/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Congressman Jackson is talking about how it ought to play out, were President Biden and those around him honourable men and women who want the country to be well governed. Given that neither the president nor his people are in any way honourable, and running the country well was never on their agenda. I would not be shocked if Joe Biden is propped up to shake the hand of whoever is elected to succeed him in 2024.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2021 20:26 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
FBI aggressively seeking tipsters in Jan. 6 probe, despite spotty track record fielding terror tips
"Spotty track record:" That's when lots of US Citizens suddenly get dead.
[Just The News] For weeks following the January 6 Capitol breach, the FBI encouraged anyone believing they could identify a member of the Capitol mob to share the information with the bureau. In the past six months, dozens of participants in the riot have been turned in to the FBI by friends, neighbors, and family members. The Washington Post has detailed accounts of adult children who reported their parents and neighbors who called in faces they recognized, just days after the episode.

In early July, the FBI's official Twitter account sent out a message encouraging "family members and peers" of potentially violent extremists, to learn "how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI." While the FBI continues its aggressive pursuit of members of the January 6 mob based on tips provided by civilians and loved ones — the bureau has not always been so assiduous in soliciting or following up often critical tips about potential violent extremists from informants, allies, and members of the broader community.

Here are five notorious examples of FBI failure to follow through on tips about potentially violent extremists and gunmen:

Skipping down to #3 and one of the more flagrant examples:

3. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing: In 2011, Russian authorities warned the FBI about Tamerlan Tsarnev, one of the two Chechen brothers who carried out the bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

Authorities missed chances to detain Tsarnev, despite reports that the Russian intelligence agency FSB had contacted the FBI more than a year prior to the bombing, to warn that Tsarnev had known associations with militant Islamic radicals.

A report from NBC News found that the FBI had opened an investigation of Tsarnev, that he was interviewed in person, and that a memo was sent to the Customs and Border Protection database that would, in theory, trigger a notification when he left or reentered the country. The FBI closed the investigation in June 2011, though the FSB continued to warn U.S. intelligence agencies.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/24/2021 06:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Authorities missed chances to detain Tsarnev, despite reports that the Russian intelligence agency FSB had contacted the FBI more than a year prior to the bombing

Waiving off the arrest and detention? Yes, it happens.

What are you going to do in court when the 'detainee' informs the court he is actually a US Intelligence source and can potentially provide financial, video, or audio proof? Bad juju all around.

This can be a deadly game. If sources are not aggressively monitored, and they turn out to be doubles agents or change their loyalties, you have no one to blame but yourself.

Amateurs teaching amateurs how to become amateurs.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/24/2021 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Why? They have one or two convictions with over 300 sitting in prison without any dates of trial or charges. These people have been in prison for over six months with zero contact from the outside. In all legal definitions they are political prisoners and in better terms disappeared.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/24/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#3  The “Great Writ” of habeas corpus is a fundamental right in the Constitution that protects against unlawful and indefinite imprisonment. Translated from Latin it means “show me the body.” Habeas corpus has historically been an important instrument to safeguard individual freedom against arbitrary executive power.

Seems like this fundamental right has been suspended/ignored.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/24/2021 17:00 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
37 Pings : Death Throes of the USS Thresher
Posted by: badanov || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Navy scientist John P. Craven advanced much of the work on listening to subs at sea. His book is worth a read. The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea. The Thresher and Scorpion incidents are covered, as well as the recovery of H-Bombs after the refueling accident over Spain.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  ...the best of men must die.
"The Sinking of the Reuben James" by the Kingston Trio.
Posted by: magpie || 07/24/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Given that there was no possible rescue system available at that point in time, and the depth in question, and that the fate of the crew was sealed, I can see it being a kindness to assert all dies instantly. Cold, dark asphyxiation seems a pretty grim exit to imagine for a loved one....better to thing of an instantaneous end.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/24/2021 19:27 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
German spy chief warns of Islamic State's strength
[DW] The head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency has warned that the Islamic State is just as strong as it ever was — even without its caliphate. Terrorism experts agree that it has morphed into a powerful network.

The head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, has given a rare interview specifically to warn that, despite appearances, Islamist terrorism remains a real threat to world order, even 20 years after 9/11.

Speaking to the Suddeutsche Zeitung on Monday, Bruno Kahl said that though Europa
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Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Terrorism experts agree that it has morphed into a powerful network.

Well, it took US 20 years but we've finally taught them how it works.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/24/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

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