Altitude sickness? Given that the article said they had plenty of water, so dehydration ought not to have been a problem, assuming he actually drank from their supply. After many years of skiing in the Rocky Mountains as well as at lower altitudes, trailing daughter #1 suddenly got altitude sickness one trip and had to be taken down the mountain in an emergency sled. She’s never gotten it since, so we have no idea what was different that time.
For an interesting read with a not-so-happy ending, saunter down to your local library/ho,eless shelter and pick up 'The Sky is Falling.' a true 1945 story about NYC and a B-25. Involves fog and IFR flight conditions ( I follow Roads was not a joke in that era).
[VOA] A gang of sixteen knife-wielding thugs robbed a group of young athletes in London’s Finsbury Park,
...home of Finsbury Park Mosque, whose pulpit was presided over by Ol’ Hook Hand himself, Abu Hamza al-Masri, now gracing the Florence, CO supermax prison. He and the mosque were connected to more planned and executed terror plots and jihadis around the world over the past several decades than you can shake a stick at, some of them Al Qaeda...
threatening to kill the three white people if they didn’t hand over their phones, but telling the black people who were with them "you’re good."
The six victims, reportedly the ’biggest athletes’ from the sports academy, were walking home through the park last Monday at around 8:00 pm when they discovered they were being pursued by a group of 16 males, the Islington Gazette reports.
"They were being tailed by one of them on a bike. Then there were 16 of them. They circled them and picked one off to the side and said: ’Give me your phone or I will stab you ‐ put in your Apple Pay password," Adrian Klemens, a coach of the Dynamic Sports Academy recalled.
"Out of our group three were white and three were black and they said to the black guys: ’You’re good,’ and just attacked the white guys," Klemens continued.
What odds, sociologically speaking, that the gang members are either black or “Asian”, dear Reader, and that this is just a little bit of local jihad? One notes that they are never described...
After the victim put his password in wrong several times since the account wasn’t his own, one of the assailants told him: "If you get this wrong again you’re dead."
Thanks to his athleticism and his nerve, the victim grabbed his phone and made a mad dash out of the situation. The two other white victims in the group ‐ aged 17 and 22 ‐ weren’t so lucky and had their phones stolen.
[AlAhram] British interior minister Priti Patel will say on Tuesday the government will end free movement and introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system once the country leaves the Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Union.
In a speech at the Conservative Party's annual conference, Patel will say her Brexit mission is "to end the free movement of people once and for all. Instead we will introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system."
"One that works in the best interests of Britannia. One that attracts and welcomes the brightest and the best. One that supports brilliant scientists, the finest academics and leading people in their fields. And one that is under the control of the British Government," she will say, according to an advanced copy of her speech.
Ending immigration from those who would earn less than average wages should be a pre-requisite. In order to even consider the applicant's migration request they should have a job offer for an above average wage.
None of this military modernization would have been possible without the assistance of box stores Walmart, Target, soy beans and corn sales, unfettered access to US universities, illegal tech transfer, along with decades of permissive trade imbalances.
A FAILED 40 year experiment in regime change.
But no worries! One day we'll awaken and they'll have become Switzerland on the Pacific.
The girls are awfully cute in their little red uniforms but I think the North Koreans have them beat, especially since the NORKS are more likely to be real girls instead of computer generated images.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
10/02/2019 13:10 Comments ||
Let's all remember this was enabled by our elites admitting China to the WTO. Without this, nothing would have happened. China would still be poor and irrelevant today.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
10/02/2019 13:17 Comments ||
Thank clinkton & oboz0 de zer0 & nixon the criminal. Bushkie too.
#2 None of this military modernization would have been possible without the assistance of box stores Walmart, Target, soy beans and corn sales, unfettered access to US universities, illegal tech transfer, along with decades of permissive trade imbalances. A FAILED 40 year experiment in regime change.
Of all our globalist elites' many unforced errors over the last 30 years, this one has to be the stupidest.
Incompetence alone doesn't explain it. Corruption has to be the major explanatory factor.
Sell mom's apple pie to the commies?
Well... blueberry! Why? Uncle Sammy
Sez, "See if they'll copy!
How far? How chop-choppy?
Hell, digicam on their pyjammies?"
Posted by: Ho Chi Gray7671 ||
10/02/2019 23:53 Comments ||
^ And that top secret testing program is how -- I tell you this in strictest confidence -- most of the money "wasted" on "building" the LCS and Bush and F-35 and ultrasonic skin incinerators and whatnot came to be discreetly diverted to seizing the high ground of the space age! Moonbases. Asteroid mining. Cars and bars and guitars on Mars, all ours... while back on Earth the plodding Chinese toiled like ants at their "economic miracle" and spent like drunken sailors on cookie-cutter military might, ticky-tacky megalopolises, impressive infrastructure, basements full of gold, and all that useless crap! Boy, will they be pissed when we pull the big reveal: Bugs Bunny on the Moon! Laser social edit system! Gold raining down from heaven for our new $1 coins! Gonna be great.
Posted by: Ho Chi Gray7671 ||
10/02/2019 23:59 Comments ||
[AlAhram] North Korea ...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche... and the United States have agreed to hold working-level talks on Oct. 5, North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday, a development that would break months of stalemate since a failed summit in February.
Talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes have been stalled in a holding pattern since the second summit between U.S. 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... and 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... in Vietnam ended without a deal.
The two countries agreed to have preliminary contact on Oct. 4, followed by the working level talks, KCNA said, citing a statement issued under the name of Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui.
"The delegates of the DPRK side are ready to enter into the DPRK-U.S. working-level negotiations," Choe said in the statement, using North Korea's official name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
"It is my expectation that the working-level negotiations would accelerate the positive development of the DPRK-U.S. relations."
Although North Korea has lately expressed willingness for working-level talks, messages carried by its state media attached a caveat that Washington should show more flexibility. North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator Kim Myong Gil said in a statement last month that the United States should present the "right calculation method at the upcoming talks".
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in September that Washington was ready to meet North Korean counterparts and believed it was important to do so, although ousted former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton warned on Monday that North Korea had no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons. Likely true
[AlAhram] A Hong Kong police officer shot a protester in the chest with a live round on Tuesday after his unit was attacked by demonstrators during sustained festivities in the city, a police source said.
"An officer discharged his firearm after coming under attack and a protester was struck in the chest in Tsuen Wan district today," the source said, requesting anonymity.
The maimed protester received initial first aid from officers before paramedics arrived, the source said, adding the victim was then taken to Princess Margaret Hospital.
A Hospital Authority spokeswoman told AFP that 15 people had been admitted to hospitals across the city following Tuesday's festivities, one of whom was in a critical condition at Princess Margaret.
She would not confirm if the critical patient was the man who had been shot.
Two videos posted online showed the shooting and its aftermath, which took place in Tsuen Wan, a district where hardcore protesters had clashed with police throughout the afternoon.
Some half a dozen riot police can be seen clashing with around 12 masked protesters, some of whom were using umbrellas and metal poles to strike the officers.
One officer runs into frame with his sidearm drawn.
He kicks a protester before firing at near point black range into the chest of a demonstrator with a metal pole in his hand.
A gunshot can be heard as the pistol rears upwards.
The protester stumbles backwards and then falls over a police officer who has been knocked to the ground as the rest of the demonstrators run away.
A second video, filmed by Hong Kong University's Campus TV, showed the same incident from a different angle.
A third video posted on Facebook by student news hounds at Hong Kong's City University showed the young man lying on the floor, blood seeping from a wound to the upper left part of his chest.
"Send me to hospital," the young man, who gave his name Tsang Chi-kin, tells news hounds. "My chest is hurting, I need to go to hospital."
Footage filmed shortly afterwards by local broadcaster Stand News showed coppers treating the prone man, who by then had an oxygen mask on his face and his t-shirt cut open.
A dressing used to treat a sucking chest wound had been applied to his torso.
Paramedics later arrived on scene and placed the man, who was still conscious, onto a stretcher.
I watched the video of the shooting. The clip was cut short at the beginning. But it was clear the protestor was beating the cop as the cop retreated to the police line. The protestor was hitting the cop on the head, back and neck with a stinger or pipe, when the cop turned and shot him. The shoot was justified in my eyes.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
10/02/2019 11:13 Comments ||
[MIL.com] MANAMA, Bahrain -- Sailors' last day to wear a blue camouflage uniform beloved by some and derided by others is here.
The Type I Navy Working Uniform, dubbed the "blueberry," will no longer be authorized for wear as of Tuesday, according to a timeline sent out by the Navy three years ago.
The eight-point cap is also being updated with the anchor, USS Constitution and eagle emblem stitched into the front-center panel, where sailors were previously allowed to put rank insignia.
Blueberries are being discontinued after an 11-year run. First introduced in 2008 as part of a uniform modernization program based on sailor input, the blue camouflage uniform was intended to be worn by enlisted and officers to "project a unified image/appearance regardless of rank," a Navy spokesman said via email.
I have long said that if I had to wear "camouflage" uniforms aboard ship, they should be day-glo orange. If I fell overboard, I would want to be seen, not blend in with the ocean.
Why the heck are sailors wearing camouflage aboard ship anyway? If they truly wanted to be invisible, they would wear haze gray.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
10/02/2019 8:22 Comments ||
My older brother (USN Vietnam Vet, ret.) told me that his first uniforms could be washed in salt water, rinsed in fresh water, hang dried, rolled up and stored in the tiny cubbies they had back then (when he came back on leave his sailor's duffel bag felt like concrete because he had it packed so tight with stuff!).
Then they issued the "One Uniform for All Services" that needed a locker w' hangers to look presentable. He was not impressed: "Nice uniform for Army and Air Force types with their barracks..."
[Free Beacon] The Trump administration's ambassador to Germany has saved the U.S. taxpayer some $20 million during the last two fiscal years, according to an announcement from the American mission in Berlin.
Under the leadership of U.S. ambassador Richard Grenell, the foreign mission managed to come in $6 million under budget in fiscal year 2018 and $14 million under budget in fiscal year 2019.
By streamlining operations and cutting down on burdensome bureaucracy, Grenell has been able to carry out the Trump administration's agenda abroad with limited wasteful expenditures.
"I believe strongly that American taxpayers expect efficiency and frugality from overseas missions. I am happy to report that after coming $6 million under budget for FY18, Mission Germany came $14 million under budget in FY19," Grenell said in a statement.
"Additionally, we zeroed-out all growth requests for the most recent Mission Resource Review, committing to a static budget through 2021," according to the ambassador. "Through continuous analysis of our operations and goals, we have been able to meet emerging requirements through efficiencies and reprogramming existing resources as needed."
Interesting Wikipedia page — he ticks more boxes than the usual American ambassador: Harvard’s JFK School of Gov’t, UN permanent representative for eight years, highly rated consultant, op-ed contributor for a broad range of very respectable MSM outlets from left of center to center-right, homosexual in a long term relationship, like our ryuge...
But he has been as outspoken about President Trump’s positions as his colleagues were for President Obama in previous years, which understandably ruffles feathers in Germany and elsewhere. Clearly it has not occurred to them to be grateful he has not openly organized, trained, and financed right-leaning opposition parties, unlike what President Obama’s ambassador to Israel did for the opposition to Bibi Netanyahu, and what I suspect the Democratic Party did again this year without waiting for American government sanction.
[FoxNews] U.S. Army infantry soldiers prioritize physical fitness, but how much faster could they maneuver wearing new material that is 14-times more effective than current body armor? This goal forms the principal inspiration for a current Army Research Lab effort to engineer a new kind of lightweight armor -- intended to be 64-percent more impact resistant than steel and up to eight times lighter than current armor.
Scientists with the Army Research Laboratory and the University of Buffalo have begun laboratory experiments involved in restructuring microscopic materials to massively increase an ability to “absorb impact” and “dissipate energy,” Dr Evan Runnerstrom, Program Manager, Materials Design, Army Research Office, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, told Warrior in an interview.
The material now being tested, however, is designed to engineer a new kind of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) that is 10-to-20-times more resistant than off-the-shelf UHMWPE; this is accomplished through an elaborate scientific process designed to create “microscopic structural variations” in the composition and thickness of the material, Runnerstrom said.
These new variations are created, Runnerstrom said, by combining differently configured polymer strands into integrated “hard & soft” material. On one side, polymer strands are both elongated and hardened together -- while the other side is engineered to be softer and amorphous. This is done to generate a specific, high-value impact.
[AlAhram] An Iranian court sentenced the brother of President Hassan Rouhani ...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man... to five years in prison, a judiciary front man was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official Fars news.
In May, Hossein Fereydoun was sentenced to an unspecified jail term in a corruption case that the president’s supporters allege was politically motivated.
Judiciary front man Gholamhossein Esmaili said Freydoun was placed in durance vile Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! for five years but he may face further charges in another case, without giving details, Fars reported.
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.