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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Off-Duty Baltimore Police Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect
[BREITBART] An off-duty Baltimore school police officer and a retired Department of Corrections officer shot and killed an armed man who allegedly attempted to rob them on Saturday night.

The men told Sherlocks that they were on Guilford Avenue at about 11 PM when the suspect approached them brandishing a gun and demanding their valuables, Fox 5 News reports.

In response, both men drew their legally concealed firearms and opened fire on the would-be robber.

The suspect was hit multiple times and ran from the scene. He ultimately collapsed on the 2300 block of Guilford Avenue.

The maimed man was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly after being transported there by first responders.

Homicide detectives and C.I.R.T. detectives are investigating the incident, the Baltimore Police Department said. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One less POSN is always good.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 08/27/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Public Service Homicide (PSH).
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#3  "Jux our officers, willya ? Leave 'em holdin' their dicks willya ? Take that !"

BANG ! BANG ! BANGETTY BANG !

But good move. Salute to them.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/27/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Indictments for them in the works...
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/27/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Mullah, it probably depends on the respective races of the officers and the perp.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/27/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Perhaps, but I'm not ruling it out based on recent history.

The officers might be classified 'White African Americans' or something.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/27/2019 12:15 Comments || Top||

#7  The suspect was hit multiple times and ran from the scene.

BB guns?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/27/2019 15:04 Comments || Top||


Man Allegedly Opens Fire on Kneeling Worshipers, Flees as Gun Jams
[BREITBART] A man allegedly opened fire on kneeling worshipers at Columbia, South Carolina’s, Centro Cristiano de Columbia Church Sunday, wounding one then fleeing after the gun jammed.

WLTX reports the man allegedly entered the church and demanded money from congregants who were engaged in prayer. He then allegedly fired a small pistol into the air and at congregants, striking one.

The alleged attacker’s gun then jammed, forcing him to flee the scene.

USA Today reports Centro Cristiano de Columbia Church Pastor Henry Alfaro indicated the lights "were dim" when the alleged attacker entered the the church.

Alfaro indicated that the maimed parishioner underwent surgery, but did not provide information on the individual’s condition.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The crime is being investigated as an armed robbery according to the police and not a race-related crime. The guy had a small caliber handgun that failed after the third shot. The first two shots went into the ceiling and the third was shot into a parishioner near the front of the church. One report said the lighting was too dim to see the identity of assailant. However, the church FB site shows a small congregation church with good lighting. Maybe the parishioners know the assailant--might be someone's relative. Probably nothing to see here.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/27/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#2  the third was shot into a parishioner near the front of the church A latecomer, it seems.

"I will come to church on time, Ave Maria. I will come to church on time, Ave Maria. I will come to church on time, Ave Maria. I will come to church on time, Ave Maria..."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/27/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#3  From The State : After running from the church with an undisclosed amount of stolen money, the suspect got into an empty dark-colored Toyota Prius, possibly dark blue, according to the release. He drove south on Decker Boulevard toward Percival Road and the intersection with Interstate 77, police said.

Police described the suspect as tall, slim black man, who was last seen wearing a black striped shirt and had a bandanna covering part of his face and a beanie No kidding, it was there on the top of his head.

The suspect was armed with a small silver semi-automatic pistol, according to the release. The victim seems critical.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/27/2019 12:43 Comments || Top||

#4  I suspect if someone tried that at my church here in Texas, he'd of never made it to the door before the hail of return fire dropped him. Semi-rural Texas, doing crime is at your own risk:p
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/27/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#5  the gun jammed.

An act of God.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/27/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Dron, IIUC urban slang currently uses the old headgear term beanie to refer to those ugly woolen caps (always black, or navy) that come down over the thug's ears.

An indispensable urban ghetto fashion accessory, even on the hottest days of summer.
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 16:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Prious driving thin black guy probably short on cash now no job yet spending loads

What's the Zero's alibi?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/27/2019 17:32 Comments || Top||

#8  An act of God and a cheap nickle-plated punk's gun.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/27/2019 19:20 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Since Greenland is being discussed here is a wild bit of US History there.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cool (literally and figuratively) video of the operation. The sleighs (bobsleds) you saw in the CAT trains were Michler Sleighs, which saw service in construction in Alaska and Canada on the DEW line. A discussion of the construction of these sleighs can be seen HERE.

The Peter Snow Miller was a typical piece of precision Swiss equipment. The Clear-View rotary windshield wipers were originally for marine use, but were adapted with heaters for snow plows both highway and railroad.

Camp Century was a cover story for an possible nuclear missile installation under the icecap. What caused abandonment of the installation was the visco-elastic movement of the ice, that moved faster than predicted, so the installation was abandoned. Information HERE.

Lots of raw sewage and hazardous waste to clean up.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/27/2019 1:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Learned quite a bit here. Thanks 3DC and Alaska Paul!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/27/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 08/27/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Sudan Villagers Reel from Nile Water Floods
[AAWSAT] Days after a devastating flood swallowed up his village, Alsediq Abdelqader bulled his truck through the waters in a desperate attempt to locate his small house north of the Sudanese capital.

Flash floods from the Nile inundated his home last week in Wad Ramli village on the eastern river bank, expelling him and his family who managed to clamber aboard a ferry to the nearest dry land.

His drive through the flash floods was not easy as he had to avoid floating mattresses, house appliances and broken tree branches.

"My entire home is destroyed," said the 57-year-old. "I have lived all my life in this village and I have never seen a flood like this before."

"I'm struggling to recognize my house and trying to identify it, as some others have done, by the trees around it," he added, according to AFP.

His home is among thousands destroyed or damaged by the floods that struck at least 15 states, affecting nearly 200,000 people across Sudan.

The worst hit area was White Nile state in the south.

About 62 people were killed and nearly 100 injured overall, said the official SUNA news agency quoting a health ministry official as saying the crisis "did not reach the level of being declared a disaster."

Volunteers and aid workers immediately rushed to Wad Ramli when the savage floods hit.

Authorities dispatched lorries and boats to wade through the thick water to rescue families and salvage their furniture and valuables.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:

#1  sounds like they're deep in de Nile
Posted by: Classer || 08/27/2019 5:32 Comments || Top||

#2  To your room, Classer
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#3  If the worst hit area was White Nile state in the south, there must have been very high water as the White Nile passed Khartoum/Omdurman. I'm surprised there wasn't more reporting previous to this.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 08/27/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought Egypt and Sudan were ready to go to war against Ethiopia for building a dam (not yet complete) on it's segment of the Nile.

If the dam was up and running they wouldn't have these floods.... Just saying...
Posted by: 3dc || 08/27/2019 12:08 Comments || Top||

#5  That was Obama's MoBro in Cairo, Morsi.

And that declaration IMHO was the tipping point of Morsi getting his crazy hat self removed and Sissi installed.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/27/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Wow, the Nile flooding... that's pretty much unprecedented since all those other times it happened throughout history. I blame Global Warming.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/27/2019 14:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Good heavens, what next? Fires in the Amazon? Hurricanes in the Gulf? Tornadoes in Kansas?
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Special Prosecutor plans new Grand Jury for Jussie Smollett
A special prosecutor will take a new look at the Jussie Smollett case, CBS Chicago reports. Former U.S. Attorney and Iran-Contra affair special counsel Dan Webb was tapped for the role, marking the sixth time he's been appointed special prosecutor in a case.

Webb said he plans on using a special grand jury to assist in the investigation and that grand jury could decide if new charges are warranted. "I'm starting this thing fresh today," Webb said.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/27/2019 02:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sure, let us know when they actually file charge and this go to trail.

Will they also charge Kim Foxx and Tina Tchen for their roles in this travesty?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/27/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Ignore Smollett, go after the corrupt DA.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/27/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Progress.

After this + the sacking of the Iowa Panty-Fa perfesser and the Darwin Award ISIS Drone Operator, it's looking like a beautiful day.

Blue skies... nothing but blue skies do I see...
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Isn't there some law that deals with 'incitement to racial/communal violence by disseminating false information' or 'spreading inflammatory disinformation so as to incite riots between communities' ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/27/2019 15:28 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
U.S. Increasingly Disappointed With Zimbabwe Government: U.S. Official
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - U.S. disappointment with Zimbabwe's government keeps growing amid the heavy-handed response of authorities to any form of opposition, a senior State Department official said on Monday following a crackdown last week against protesters.

"The disappointment just keeps getting worse and worse, unfortunately," said the official, speaking on background to reporters. "The government seems to be getting even more violent in their response to any form of opposition."

The official said Washington had made clear to the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa what it would take to improve relations between Zimbabwe and the United States. U.S. officials have previously called on Mnangagwa to change Zimbabwe's laws restricting media freedom and allowing protests.

Mnangagwa's government last week banned anti-government protests by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, which accuses the authorities of political repression and mismanaging the economy. Police fired tear gas to disperse crowds and barred access to the MDC's Harare offices.

Anger among the population has mounted over triple-digit inflation, rolling power cuts and shortages of U.S. dollars, fuel and bread.

In March, President Donald Trump extended by one year U.S. sanctions against 100 entities and individuals in Zimbabwe, including Mnangagwa, saying his government had failed to bring about political and economic changes.

Make no mistake, UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson and our very own Henry Kissinger were the architects of Rhodesia's doom. Robert Mugabe showed such unlimited potential. The late Ian Smith predicted the outcome many decades ago.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rhodesia must have been a paradise (even for blacks) compared to most African States.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/27/2019 3:00 Comments || Top||

#2  ...And if you think we're disappointed, you should see how the poor bastards who live there feel.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 08/27/2019 4:23 Comments || Top||

#3  The two items most commonly confiscated, firearms and land. Totalitarianism has a most discernible pattern.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2019 6:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. Blah, blah, blah.

[Hey people, these are not racists white skin devil Scandinavians with a couple hundred years of Lutheranism embedded in their culture]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/27/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Brazil Reports 20 Percent Drop in Homicide Rate Under Conservative Jair Bolsonaro
[BREITBART]
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
[DAWN] Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas.

Sunday's protests saw some of the fiercest festivities yet between police and demonstrators since protests escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent festivities in the Chinese-ruled city.

Six officers drew their pistols and one officer fired a warning shot into the air, police said in a statement. "The escalating illegal and violent acts of radical protesters are not only outrageous, they also push Hong Kong to the verge of a very dangerous situation," the government said in a statement.
Setting the stage for PLA intervention. Tienanmen II
More demonstrations are planned in the days and weeks ahead, including a rally at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways headquarters on Wednesday to protest against perceived "white terror", a common expression to describe anonymous acts that create a climate of fear.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  perceived "white terror", a common expression to describe anonymous acts that create a climate of fear.

Being DAWN, they probably went with the UCLA definition of white terror.

In this context however, it refers to the Kuomintang's violent crackdown on Taiwanese dissidents demanding sovereignty from the 40s to the late 80s.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/27/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||


China lets yuan sink, Trump says serious talks to start
[DAWN] China allowed its yuan to sink on Monday while US President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
said the two sides will talk "very seriously" about their war over trade and technology following tit-for-tat tariff hikes and Trump’s threat to order American companies to stop doing business with China.

The escalations prompted warnings that the chances of a settlement of the fight that threatens to tip the global economy into recession were disappearing. But Trump, speaking at the Group of Seven (G7) meeting of major economies in La Belle France, said serious negotiations would begin.

"We are going to start talking very seriously," Trump said. He said the Chinese "mean business".

Trump gave no details. Negotiators already were scheduled to meet next month in Washington following talks in Shanghai in July that ended with no signs of progress.

The Chinese central bank allowed the yuan to decline to 7.1468 to the dollar in tightly controlled trading. It was a relatively modest change from Friday’s low point of 7.0927 but its weakest rate since January 2008. The yuan has lost 6.5% from this year’s high on Feb 28.

Chinese leaders have promised to avoid "competitive devaluation" to help exporters in the face of Trump’s tariff hikes. But regulators are trying to make the state-set exchange rate more market oriented. That allows investor jitters about the tariff war and its impact on Chinese economic growth to push the yuan lower.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Like Reagan vs Soviets in this case it probably helps that the media has been portraying the President as unhinged.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/27/2019 19:49 Comments || Top||


Economy
Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker JNJ, orders $572M payment
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) ‐ An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement.

Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman’s ruling followed the first state opioid case to make it to trial and could help shape negotiations over roughly 1,500 similar lawsuits filed by state, local and tribal governments consolidated before a federal judge in Ohio.

"The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma," Balkman said before announcing the judgment. "It must be abated immediately."

An attorney for the companies said they plan to appeal the ruling to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Before Oklahoma’s trial began May 28, the state reached settlements with two other defendant groups ‐ a $270 million deal with OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and an $85 million settlement with Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Oklahoma argued the companies and their subsidiaries created a public nuisance by launching an aggressive and misleading marketing campaign that overstated how effective the drugs were for treating chronic pain and understated the risk of addiction. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says opioid overdoses killed 4,653 people in the state from 2007 to 2017.

Hunter called Johnson & Johnson a "kingpin" company that was motivated by greed. He specifically pointed to two former Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries, Noramco and Tasmanian Alkaloids, which produced much of the raw opium used by other manufacturers to produce the drugs.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No one goes to jail. The gummit pockets the dough. The consumer picks up the tab. Everyone, or nearly everyone is happy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2019 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  The State of OK sought $17B.

The State's case was built on their anticipated plan to recover from the crises despite evidence that they (the State) had spent very little to date.

IMO, the State of OK was probably more deceitful in this than JnJ was in their advertising.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/27/2019 1:34 Comments || Top||

#3  $572 million is in the low range range of fines and drugs stocks are set to pop this morning.
Posted by: Glose Thrinenter7387 || 08/27/2019 5:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Does it expose J&J (a "family company") to civil lawsuits from 'victims' and their families?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/27/2019 6:52 Comments || Top||

#5  An Oklahoma judge rules in favor of his employer. Nice.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/27/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||

#6  This version of justice makes one think of Miss Prism's comment in Importance of Being Earnest:

Miss Prism: Do not speak slightingly of the three-volume novel, Cecily. I wrote one myself in earlier days.

Cecily: Did you really, Miss Prism? How wonderfully clever you are! I hope it did not end happily? I don't like novels that end happily. They depress me so much.

Miss Prism: The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
VIDEO LINK MUSK DID IT! Starhopper flys and LANDS!
Posted by: 3dc || 08/27/2019 18:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Watched it live. Awesome. Still, it was a little weird watching a welded steel water tower take flight and land. It looked a bit steampunk or perhaps something from the movie "Dune."
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/27/2019 19:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Computer controlled stabilizing rockets with vertical, lateral and spin rocket bursts.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/27/2019 23:01 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Thai palace shares unusually candid images of king's consort
[BBC] Rare photographs of the king of Thailand's newly-anointed consort have been released by the palace, reportedly causing its website to crash.

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, 34, is shown piloting a fighter jet, wearing combat fatigues, and firing a gun.

A consort is a title given by a monarch to his or her spouse or companion.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 67, bestowed the title on Sineenat in July, two months after his marriage to Queen Suthida, his fourth wife.

Sineenat, a major-general, was the first person to have been awarded the title of Royal Noble Consort in nearly a century.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2019 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ok, so THAT's how you get parachuting elephant jump wings.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Queen Suthida - a 41-year-old former flight attendant and deputy head of his bodyguard unit

Not sure I'd bring a girlfriend into the fold if my wife were in charge of my security..... actually, given my wife is a better shot, I'm sure I wouldn't.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/27/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  It's good to be the king.

Queen Suthida - a 41-year-old former flight attendant and deputy head of his bodyguard unit

Just remember, if she asks you whether you would like steak or fish for dinner...choose the lasagna.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/27/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#4  ...two months after his marriage to Queen Suthida, his fourth wife.

In his case, its a matter of a parallel not serial arrangement.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/27/2019 14:35 Comments || Top||

#5  She’s got my vote!
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/27/2019 17:05 Comments || Top||

#6  I've met her at the aerodrome of Jesenwang in Bavaria
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/27/2019 17:08 Comments || Top||

#7  bragger *jealous*
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Well the two basically live in Bavaria, in a mansion at the Starnbergersee in Tutzing. They are occasionally seen biking or even shopping in stores.

Jesenwang is a base for private pilots (I have a license), and she got one from this base, too.

Nothing more than a friendly greeting.
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/27/2019 19:57 Comments || Top||

#9  The two = K. & Queen, or K. & Consort?
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 21:45 Comments || Top||

#10  K & Consort. There are lots of photos showing them in a not so royal attire that would get you 15 years in prison in Thailand for lèse majesté
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/27/2019 21:54 Comments || Top||

#11  droit du seigneur
or [Thai accent?] dwoit du senyoo
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 21:58 Comments || Top||

#12  That's something different :-)
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/27/2019 22:02 Comments || Top||

#13  Vive la difference
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 22:03 Comments || Top||

#14  I could show you some REALLY candid images of the consort but this would get the site banned in Thailand pronto and no moderator should ever dream about visiting Thailand in the future...
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/27/2019 22:04 Comments || Top||

#15  Verstehen, EC.
I don't want anyone here to be trampled by a Siamese elephant.
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 22:41 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
College Board Drops Its 'Adversity Score' For Each Student After Backlash
[NPR] The College Board is dropping its plan to give SAT-takers a single score that captured a student's economic hardship. The change comes after blowback from university officials and parents of those taking the college admissions exam.

Announced in May, the "adversity score" was intended to assess the kind of neighborhood the applicant comes from, including factors such as the rate of teens who receive free or reduced lunch, the level of crime and the average educational attainment.

In an interview with NPR, College Board CEO David Coleman said boiling all of that complex information down to one number was problematic, and the company is now reversing that decision.

Some people worried that the adversity score would affect SAT scores, when that was never the case, Coleman said.

"The idea of a single score was confusing because it seemed that all of a sudden the College Board was trying to score adversity. That's not the College Board's mission," Coleman said. "The College Board scores achievement, not adversity."

And so, the College Board is launching a tool called Landscape, which will provide admissions counselors with information about a student's background, like average neighborhood income and crime rates, but Coleman said the data points will not be given a score.
One more win for the day ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/27/2019 17:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow. We're on a roll today.
Think I need to buy a lottery ticket.

Bluebirdssmiling at me
nothing but blue skies do I see
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 21:41 Comments || Top||

#2  One more win for the day ?

Definitely. That was a sure way to guarantee that kids from poorer backgrounds would be sent to schools more challenging than they were prepared for.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2019 21:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Dare we hope for a ruling against Harvard in the anti-aff action / Asian discrimination case?
Posted by: Lex || 08/27/2019 22:04 Comments || Top||



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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.
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