No drama as far as the health status of the ISS and crew are concerned, but this was the first time I've heard a real disagreement between the US and Russian sides on the Station. I'm sure they've had other disagreements, but not live over the loop like this. https://t.co/O3xOWo5MCC
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.
#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".
[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.
[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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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.
[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.
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[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.
VICTIMS ACCUSE PTI MEN OF CARRYING OUT THE ATTACK
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.
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08/30/2018 00:00 ||
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[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.
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08/30/2018 00:00 ||
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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.
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.
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.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.