[Golf Digest] An argument that started at a California pitch-and-putt golf course led to five people being killed in a shooting and fire, according to the Santa Maria Times.
Santa Maria residents and police said that a long-standing feud between three men boiled over on Friday at the Casa Grande Mobile Estates golf course, about 140 miles northwest of Los Angeles. After the three men were seen arguing, gunshots were fired. One of the men was shot inside the clubhouse, while another was found dead on the grass nearby.
"These three guys were threatening each other for a long time," Keith Castro said to the Associated Press. Threat phase now concluded.
Police identified Kurt Backe, 70, and Richard Hansen, 78, as the victims who were fatally shot at the course. The shooter has yet to be identified.
Police believe the suspect returned to his mobile home after the shooting. The gunman’s home then went up in flames after a small explosion, and the fire spread to nearby homes before it could be put out. The situation was made even worse by ammunition exploding from the gunman’s home.
"All throughout the firefighting efforts, ammunition was cooking off," Police Chief Phil Hansen said to the AP. Secondary explosions ?
[FOX] Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in the Pacific Northwest are taking the unusual step of criticizing Washington state’s new sanctuary state law and giving detailed examples of the danger they believe it presents to the public.
The office recently issued a press release which lists seven cases in which ICE requested detainers on criminal illegal aliens being held in local jails and those requests were ignored, many with tragic consequences.
WASHINGTON MAN ASSAULTS WOMAN DAYS AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM JAIL FOR RAPING HER LAST YEAR: PROSECUTORS
According to ICE, Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was arrested last January for murder and dismembering his victim. It happened just months after Ramos was released from a Washington jail despite ICE’s request for an immigration detainer and notification of his pending release, neither of which were honored.
ICE also cites the case of Mexican national Martin Gallo-Gallardo, who was in a Clackamas County Oregon jail. The statement said jail officials ignored ICE’s request for an immigration detainer and notification of release. Gallardo was released and within months was re-arrested, this time for allegedly murdering his wife.
The most recent case involves Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, who was also in the U.S. illegally. He was convicted of raping a wheelchair-bound Seattle woman twice. He was sentenced to time served and released, under the judge’s order that he self-deport back to Mexico. King County Sheriff’s officials say he eventually did return to Mexico, but not before assaulting his victim a third time.
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
LOS ANGELES (AP) ‐ The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center, the first criminal counts in a case that already has seen USC offer to pay $215 million to settle potentially thousands of claims.
Dr. George Tyndall, 72, worked at USC for nearly three decades, and news of his arrest on 29 felony charges that could send him to prison for 53 years was welcomed by women who accuse him of misconduct and lawyers representing them.
Some, however, criticized the delay in filing charges after allegations against the doctor first surfaced in May 2018.
Authorities said Wednesday the investigation is continuing and more charges could follow.
"It was time to seek justice," Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said at a news conference.
[MAIL] Attorney General Bill Barr wowed the crowd with his loud bagpipe performance on Wednesday before the Justice Department.
The 68-year-old took center stage with the NYPD Emerald Society pipe and drum band at the opening of the US Attorneys' National Conference in Washington D.C. to play the bagpipes as guests and officials applauded him.
He played the traditional bagpipe march 'Scotland the Brave' and received an uproarious standing ovation from the crowd afterwards.
It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Barr. It was a name for someone who lived in Ayrshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. It is generally thought to have been a habitational name, taken on from any of various place names in southwestern Scotland, in particular in Ayrshire and Renfrewshire. These place names derive from the Gaelic word barr, meaning "height," or "hill."
[The Drive] Navy's Newest Littoral Combat Ship Damaged After Smacking Into A Moored Ship In Canada!
The future USS Billings is now tied up in Montreal while the Navy assesses the full extent of the damage and investigates what happened.
The incident reportedly occurred on June 24, 2019, after two tugs assisting the future Billings in Montreal harbor cast off their two lines. For still unknown reasons, the LCS lost control and smacked up against the side of the Rosaire Desgagnes, a bulk cargo ship, which was moored nearby, according to First Coast News. A spokesperson for Naval Surface Force Atlantic told The Maritime Executive that the Navy ship's starboard bridge wing had been damaged, as a result, but also that a full damage assessment is underway.
[Mil Times] A Royal Navy pilot became the permanent poster boy for remedial physical training Sunday when a drinking game went terribly wrong, leaving the too-hefty officer physically lodged in a precarious position for nearly six hours.
Lt. Tommy Brownlee, 26, had just enjoyed the festivities of an annual mess night at Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton near Somerset, England, when he and a few other brass decided the night was yet young, and a drinking game was in order.
The officers chose a contest known as the Chimney Challenge, an inebriation-produced obstacle course that, if completed, awards the champion an ever-coveted prize of more drinks, according to The Sun.
Believing himself to be Chimney Challenge worthy, Brownlee stepped up in "I am Spartacus" level solidarity with his fellow drunks.
To complete his well-oiled itinerary, Brownlee would have to enter one section of the building’s two-chimney system, shimmy his way up a narrow column toward one of the system’s vents, crawl his way across a roof space to the other chimney, then carefully slide down that column head-first.
"Apparently it’s an annual initiation the officers do where they climb up one chimney and down another into the bar," one source confirmed in a message to the popular British military humor Facebook page, Fill Your Boots UK.
The officer accomplished the first sections of the challenge with the grace of an Olympian gymnast.
Entering the home stretch, an upside-down Brownlee could peer down and see remnants of light from the officers’ mess and hear the joyous cheers of the comrades who would soon celebrate his Herculean feat.
[MAIL] A Denver father-of-two has died in mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic, becoming the 13th American tourist to die on the island in a year.
Khalid Adkins, 46, who had been vacationing with his daughter, was expected to fly back to the U.S. on Sunday but suffered kidney failure before takeoff and had to be rushed to a hospital, where he died on Wednesday.
The death is another devastating blow for the country's crumbing reputation as a tourist paradise, after Delta Air Lines announced it would allow passengers to re-book or cancel their flights to the Dominican Republic without charge.
This doesn't surprise me. The Western style buffet food in those all inclusive resorts simmering for hours under plastic foils in the tropical heat is a recipe for disaster. Think potato salad with mayonnaise.
Easy to avoid. Stick to what the locals eat. Grilled fish on a local beach freshly caught 30 minutes ago is delicious and costs less than 10 dollars.
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06/27/2019 14:43 Comments ||
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Venezuela’s socialist government said on Wednesday it has derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot by officers to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro ...Commie el presidente para la vida of Venezuela, successor to Hugo Chavez. Nick is his country's attempt at producing a Muammar Qadaffy, except that even though his country's sitting on an enormous puddle of oil, he can't manage to get it out of the ground... and install a general in his place, a minister said.
Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the plan involved both active and retired army officers and was to have been executed between Sunday and Monday this past weekend.
He accused Colombia’s right-wing President Ivan Duque of "planning coups, liquidations of the president" as well as implicating Chile’s conservative President Sebastian Pinera and US National Security Advisor John Bolton in the plot.
Rodriguez accused Maduro’s former intelligence chief Cristopher Figuera ‐ who has defected to the United States ‐ of seeking "hundreds of thousands of dollars" for supporting a failed military uprising against the president in April.
Figuera "turned out to be a mercenary" the minister said in Caracas.
Venezuelan authorities said earlier this month that 17 people had been charged with attempting a coup on April 30, during opposition leader Juan Guaidó ...Venezuelan politician, a member of the social-democratic Popular Will party, and serves as a federal deputy to the National Assembly representing the state of Vargas. In 2019 he was appointed by the Popular Will party to become the president of the National Assembly, after which he declared he was acting president of the country, challenging Nicolás Maduro's presidency and starting the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis.... ’s failed attempt Curses! Foiled again! to inspire an uprising, when he called on the armed forces to rise up against Maduro.
The effort failed to shift the military’s allegiance and Guaido was backed by only around 30 military personnel. The revolt petered out after two days of deadly festivities between protesters and security forces.
Guaido is recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, including the United States, which has imposed a series of crippling sanctions on Maduro’s government.
Russia, Maduro’s staunchest foreign backer along with Cuba and China, announced earlier Wednesday it was withdrawing military "technicians" which it deployed in Venezuela in a show of support three months ago.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/27/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Commies
"Mr Sigley is from Perth, Western Australia and has been heavily profiled about life in the notoriously secretive country by several media organisations, including Sky News, The Guardian and Public International Radio (PRI).
It is not known why he was arrested but just three months ago, Mr Sigley wrote an article for The Guardian in which he talked about being able to move around the capital unchaperoned and dine wherever he liked."
...Yeah, he's in a very bad hole and he's not getting out. Why, why, why do people still go there?
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
06/27/2019 4:28 Comments ||
...see Darwin and Natural Selection of the Species.
[Mil Times] Now Bolduc, 57, wants to add U.S. senator to his growing list of accomplishments, announcing his run for Senate on Monday to represent his home state of New Hampshire.
Bolduc, who will run as a Republican, held an event in Concord, New Hampshire, on Monday to formally announce his candidacy to oust Democrat Jeanne Shaheen from her Senate seat.
Republicans view this race as one of their best chances to take a Democratic Senate seat in the 2020 election.
Saying on Twitter that he is "anything but a politician," Bolduc sees a problem in Washington D.C. that he wants to have a hand in rectifying. "I am ticked off by the partisan mindset on display in Washington ‐ a politics-first attitude that is blocking solutions to real-life issues that affect each of us and our families," Bolduc said in a tweet.
Bolduc’s goal is to refocus the leadership in Washington and give back power to the communities being represented in the nations capital. "My approach to politics is completely focused on the crisis of leadership in Washington D.C." Bolduc said.
This mindset led to Bolduc’s campaign motto: "Service above self. People over politics. Always." And the goal to bring "servant leadership, personal responsibility and a dedication to our core values" back to Washington.
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06/27/2019 20:28 Comments ||
Comes from being young, I think. I once identified as a Marxist. Until I actually read Marx. Lordamercy, he's got to be the most boring writer ever. That and being wrong about pretty much everything.
[Daily Caller] At an annual military exposition in Moscow June 25, Russia unveiled a combat surveillance drone resembling a snowy owl.
The unmanned drone, which is capable of tracking an enemy, is difficult to detect due to its bird-like design and low noise emissions. Weighing eleven pounds, the drone is equipped with a laser that can assist Russian artillery with firing at specific locations. The drone can fly for up to 40 minutes and cover distances of up to twelve miles, the Moscow Times reported.
The biomimetic design aims to replicate the snowy owl, which is native to the region. The drone’s wingspan is slightly larger than the wingspan of a snowy owl, which on average measures five feet. A large portion of the drone’s "face" is taken up by a variety of gadgets that can give away the drone’s identity.
Russian defense minister Sergey Shoygu said the drone should "cultivate a sense of national pride" for young people, the Daily Mail reported.
The drone will likely be part of the heightened Russian military presence in the Arctic.
It looks like it was made by a Byzantine architect who had a nightmare after watching PeeWee Herman shows. 'Undercover' indeed. Anybody sees this thing, nobody'll believe what he saw. It's a good thing there's nobody around in the arctic.
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/27/2019 14:50 Comments ||
They are saying it's a proprietary electric motor made by the Military Aviation Engineering University (Voronezh). The laser is for painting targets. It can hover in place and has stabilizers for high winds in the arctic.
Real snow owls aren't this big either. No way an electric motor will stand arctic conditions. I'm guessing it's just a hyped project to encourage the universities to be more supportive of the war machine. They already have those prototype Sukhoi Hunter drones testing at Kotelny.
TW, you haven't seen my phoebes. They hover, though only very briefly, not for extended period like the hummers. Once I learned phoebes eat ticks, wasps and spiders they became my best friends, and I switched to using my back door because they built a nest on the front door light fixture.
[ARS TECHNICA] This month, the European Commission revealed a new three-year project to develop technologies needed for two proposed reusable launch vehicles. The commission provided €3 million to the German space agency, DLR, and five companies to, in the words of a news release about the project, "tackle the shortcoming of know-how in reusable rockets in Europe."
This new RETALT project's goals are pretty explicit about copying the retro-propulsive engine firing technique used by SpaceX to land its Falcon 9 rocket first stages back on land and on autonomous drone ships. The Falcon 9 rocket's ability to land and fly again is "currently dominating the global market," the European project states. "We are convinced that it is absolutely necessary to investigate Retro Propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies to make re-usability state-of-the-art in Europe."
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.