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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Leak on Soyuz attached to Space Station

Posted by: 3dc || 08/30/2018 12:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: 3dc || 08/30/2018 12:36 Comments || Top||

#2  IF they were unable to fix this leak (and they are fixing it already), the leak rate as it stood would have meant they would have run out of air in 18 days.

Sounds dramatic, but more a point about how small the leak is.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/30/2018 12:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Nice flow diagram.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/30/2018 14:15 Comments || Top||

#4  More
Back on the ISS, the sealant appears to have stopped the leak, but now they are seeing a bubble form over the seal and they are asking for advice.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/30/2018 19:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Where's Red Green when you need him
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 08/30/2018 21:28 Comments || Top||

L.A's Newest Street: Barack Obama Boulevard
So, it'll cost four to six times as much as advertised?
[LA Times] - The Los Angeles City Council voted to rename Rodeo Road as Obama Boulevard in honor of former President Obama, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a tweet Tuesday night.

"We’re thrilled that Angelenos and visitors will forever be reminded of the legacy of President @BarackObama when traveling across L.A.," he said in the tweet.

City Council President Herb Wesson proposed the name change in June 2017.

Not to be confused with the upscale Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (dodged a bullet there! - ed), Rodeo Road is a 3.5-mile street that runs from near the Culver City border east to Mid-City.
Posted by: Raj || 08/30/2018 10:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It doesn't go anywhere, listed as "present" on maps and GPS.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/30/2018 11:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Watch out for pot holes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/30/2018 11:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Back road
Posted by: Frank G || 08/30/2018 11:58 Comments || Top||

#4  New Barack Obama Blvds will be just like the Martin King Jr Blvds in most cities.

Where the worst poverty, crime and drugs in the black communities are.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/30/2018 12:15 Comments || Top||

#5  ...which will be lovingly coated in the urine and feces of LAs homeless. Perfect legacy.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/30/2018 12:29 Comments || Top||

#6  visitors will forever be reminded of the legacy of President

Yes indeed, the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/30/2018 14:53 Comments || Top||

#7  What do they do with the street after all of the crap hits the fan on Uranium One, Fusion GPS, DOJ, the FBI and the IRS.

Another renaming.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/30/2018 16:17 Comments || Top||

#8  So, Rodeo Clown?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/30/2018 17:39 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ If we had a Sabo worthy of the name, he'd be printing as we speak.
Posted by: Unurong Ulolusing5875 || 08/30/2018 18:43 Comments || Top||

#10  #7 The left/Dems are a bit schizoid. They tear down Confederate civil war monuments and yet they were the party of the KKK. At the same time they build monuments to crack-smoking mayor Marion Barry. , "Bitch set me up...I shouldn't have come up here...goddamn bitch".
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/30/2018 19:16 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Kenya Police Arrest Garissa Governor Over Shooting Of Ex-Minister
[RADIOSHABELLE] Kenyan police have locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
the governor of Garissa county in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.

Witnesses said Flying Squad officers raided the house of Mr. Ali Korane on Tuesday Morning.

According to the local media, Mr. Korane will be questioned over the liquidation attempt on the Former minister of County.

Mr. Korane who is accused of gunnies to eliminate the former minister is detained at Kilimani cop shoppe in Nairobi.

The officers arrested two other individuals who were said to have executed the attack.

Last Sunday, Idris Mukhtar was shot while at a shopping mall in Kileleshwa.

He suffered serious injuries in the head.

He was left for dead outside a city hotel after which the DCI seized of the matter.

Nairobi deputy police boss Richard Kerich said that a gang of three followed the former county official to his car and shot him in the head at close range before escaping.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
Shock in Tunisia after abduction and gang rape of 15-year-old girl
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A 15-year-old Tunisian girl was gang-raped after she was kidnapped from her home in the town of Goubellat in the Beja governorate, northwest of Tunisia.

Unidentified men stormed the girls’ house and attacked her grandmother, 80 years old, and her mother, 55 years old, and then kidnapped the girl to later sexually assault her.

The grandmother was severely injured during the attack and she passed away on Tuesday evening in a hospital in Tunis. The girl’s mother is still being hospitalized.

The girl was later found dumped in a valley that’s about five kilometers away from her house, the interior ministry said, adding that before slipping into a coma, the victim told them that she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of men.

According to the ministry, four suspects have been detained. It is an ongoing investigation as the authorities are waiting for the lab and the forensic examination results.

The horrific crime shocked Tunisians and many social media users have voiced the importance of executing those involved.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the government pledged to arrest all the perpetrators and try them. Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy had come up with a new idea, one that didn't involve kerosene...
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed tasked Minister for Women, the Family and Children Neziha Laabidi with visiting the family’s house and supervising the necessary measures to provide the needed psychological and medical support for the girl and her mother.
Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But they had that ay-rab spring. Wasn't that supposed to signal a muzz Renaissance / Age of Enlightment event thing?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/30/2018 8:39 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Lagos 'Madwoman' Caught With Human Parts, Corpses
[All Africa] The 'madwoman' who was arrested on Monday with decomposing corpses and other human parts under Cele Nicer Bridge in Ijanikin, Ojo area of Lagos State, has said she, at times, posed as a sex worker to get victims for her human parts business, which she has been operating for nine years.

Preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect, identified as Folake Folade, was not mad after all. Rather, she was discovered to be the ringleader of a syndicate that sells human parts.

The suspect, who was arrested alongside her accomplice, identified as Emmanuel Gbenga, disclosed that some of her victims were men who she lured from hotels where she posed as a commercial sex worker.
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Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Human parts.
Better than killing Bears for gall bladders or Rhino for horns.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/30/2018 8:56 Comments || Top||

#2  A candidate for Lago's own Plan Parenthood office.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/30/2018 13:16 Comments || Top||

#3  HRC hasn't been seen lately.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/30/2018 14:20 Comments || Top||

#4  I started laughing when I started reading it as Legos. I'm horrible, going to my room.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/30/2018 14:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe this bridge?

Immigration check in front of Palatable Food and Event Place (conveniently sited next to Agbara Abattoir), lots of boats, church vans, roadside vendors, big old sky and tropical foliage... yikes! Could just about be post-K NOLA.
Posted by: Unuque Panda3386 || 08/30/2018 22:37 Comments || Top||

Trump believes no need for US-South Korea war games at this time
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
believes he has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
and there is "no reason at this time to be spending large amounts of money on joint US-South Korea war games," the White House said on Wednesday.

The White House, in a statement sent on Twitter by Trump, said the US president believes North Korea is under "tremendous pressure" from China but that Beijing also was supplying Pyongyang with "considerable aid," including fuel, fertilizer and commodities.

"This is not helpful!" the statement said.

"China makes it much more difficult in terms of our relationship with North Korea," Trump said at the White House, though he insisted his ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping were "great."

He also noted his "fantastic relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whom he met in Singapore in June.

"Part of the North Korea problem is caused by the trade disputes with China," Trump said.

Beijing is Pyongyang's sole major ally, and the main transit country for any goods entering the North.

Trump has suggested that China -- angered by US moves on trade -- is no longer being as tough as it could be on North Korea.

The Republican leader reiterated his wish to fundamentally alter the trade status quo between the United States and China, the world's top two economies.

He said he needed to take a tough stance with Beijing on trade "because it was really not fair to our country," Trump said, throwing shade on his predecessors who "closed their eyes" to the issue.

In June, Trump and Kim pledged to work toward the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

But those efforts stalled several weeks ago, and last week, Trump ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel a planned trip to Pyongyang.

Pompeo said Tuesday that Washington remains ready to engage "when it is clear that Chairman Kim stands ready to deliver on the commitments that he made at the Singapore summit to President Trump to completely denuclearize North Korea.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Fake News or poor communication?

Mattis says US to end suspension of military drills amid North Korea tensions
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/30/2018 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  good cop, bad cop
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/30/2018 13:17 Comments || Top||

PPP activist’s son shot dead, relatives wounded in firing on hotel in Jacobabad
[DAWN] SUKKUR: A 24-year-old man was rubbed out and three of his close relatives were maimed in an attack on a roadside hotel in the Jumman Shah locality near Nizamuddin Mastoi village of Jacobabad district on Tuesday.

Officials at the Mubarak­pur cop shoppe quoted one of the maimed victims as stating that the attack was carried out on political basis.

Jam Khan Mastoi, 24, son of Nizamuddin Mastoi ‐ a prominent Pakistain Peoples Party activist of the area ‐ was killed in the attack while his brother, Akthar Mastoi, uncle Bashir Mastoi and another relative, Bilawal Mastoi, were maimed. All the victims were taken to the Jacobabad Civil Hospital where the maimed victims were provided medical treatment and a post-mortem examination of the dear departed was performed.

The body was handed over to the heirs, the area police said, adding that the condition of the maimed persons was out of danger.

Bashir Ahmed, speaking to local news hounds and Sherlocks alleged that the attack was carried out by Shabbir, Shah Mohammed, Hafeezullah, Ashiq and Mohammed Sualah. He claimed that the suspects belonged to the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) and they had an altercation with his nephews and other family members during the electioneering for the July 25 polls.

Mr Ahmed said that the altercation had led to a brawl and his side had approached the Mubarakpur cop shoppe with a complaint against them. The SHO concerned, he added, had made an entry of the incident as a non-cognizable offence complaint, and added that both sides took the matter to the SHO a few days later but the police officer expressed his unwillingness to mediate. "Today, the other side attacked us with firearms killing my nephew out of the same enmity," he alleged.

He said the assailants riding cycle of violences drove up to the hotel and opened direct fire on Jam Khan and others sitting there.
Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] India’s top court ordered on Wednesday that five prominent rights activists enjugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
for alleged Maoist links be kept under house arrest instead of police custody until it rules next week on a petition challenging their detention.

Police, meanwhile, broke up a protest in southern India against the arrests and detained about two dozen people.

Attorney Prashant Bhushan said the court order will prevent police from taking the five to the western city of Pune, where authorities are investigating their alleged links to Maoist rebels in various parts of the country.

The Supreme Court also ordered the federal and state governments to provide detailed reasons for their arrests by Sept. 5. It set Sept. 6 for the next hearing in the case.

Those arrested on Tuesday were Telugu-language poet Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, Vernon Gonzalves and Arun Farreira in Mumbai, and Gautam Navalakha and Sudha Bhardwaj in New Delhi and a neighboring town.

Police accused the five of delivering speeches that triggered protests and violence between low-caste Dalits and right-wing groups near Pune in December.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Home Front: Culture Wars
This is a big moment in the history of anti-racism
h/t Instapundit
The Justice Department lent its support on Thursday to students who are suing Harvard University over affirmative action policies that they claim discriminate against Asian-American applicants, in a case that could have far-reaching consequences for the use of affirmative action in college admissions.

In a so-called statement of interest, the department supported the claims of the plaintiffs, a group of Asian-Americans rejected by Harvard. They contend that Harvard has systematically discriminated against them by artificially capping the number of qualified Asian-Americans from attending the school in order to advance less qualified students of other races.

"Harvard has failed to carry its demanding burden to show that its use of race does not inflict unlawful racial discrimination on Asian-Americans," the Justice Department said in its filing.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/30/2018 14:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

Feminist Research Less Likely to Get Funding Than Race Theory Research
h/t Instapundit
A new study has found that feminist theory research is 20 percent less likely to be funded than research on racial and ethnic theory, a funding disparity that may be even greater when feminist research is compared to academic research at large.

Polish researcher Aleksandra Cisłak-Wójcik published her study "Bias Against Research on Gender Bias" in the most recent issue of Scientometrics, an international academic journal that focuses on the quantitative issues surrounding scientific research.

While previous studies have looked at feminist theory research more generally, this is the first to use a comparative approach -- comparing the publication outcomes of feminist theory research to those of another social justice topic: racial and ethnic issues.

The researchers catalogued nearly 1,000 studies published in journals dedicated to either racial justice or feminist theory. Then they determined if each article had received funding, and how prestigious of a journal the article was published in.

Cisłak-Wójcik was not surprised that the results showed feminist theory was 20 percent less likely to get funded. And that, if the research was funded, it was placed in a much less prestigious journal than expected.

For Cisłak-Wójcik, this points to an "underappreciation" of feminism. Journals assessed included Gender and Society and Sex Roles. They publish articles on issues such as gender non-conformity and masculinity.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/30/2018 03:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  i dont give 2 fucks if either get funded.
Posted by: chris || 08/30/2018 3:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Think of a cage match between a feminist and a black supremacist, Christopher.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/30/2018 3:59 Comments || Top||

#3  This has nothing to do with "culture" it's globalist policy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/30/2018 4:57 Comments || Top||

#4  They should both get the same taxpayer funding...

i.e. zero.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/30/2018 6:35 Comments || Top||

#5  We're 20 Trillion dollars in debt. Time to kill the Great Society's children like the National Endowments. Get your money from the Trusts, till we kill their tax exemptions as well.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/30/2018 7:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Yet someone got funding to research this...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/30/2018 8:07 Comments || Top||

#7  If the Democrat's regain control of the House expect these projects to become "popular" again -- one pork-laden line at a time hidden deep in a Omnibus Spending Bill.
Posted by: magpie || 08/30/2018 10:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Obama won over Hillary in 2008 to secure the Dem candidacy. There is a certain hierarchy with the left.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/30/2018 14:19 Comments || Top||

#9  There is a certain hierarchy with the left.

And when I get the grievances all organized I want to make Pokemon SJW! players can make their Pokeman by selecting different orientations - race, religion, gender, so forth then battle it out so everyone sitting around the coffee shop can figure out who the only person allowed to speak is.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/30/2018 16:04 Comments || Top||

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