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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI verifies Samuel Little murder confessions, says he is worst serial killer in US history
[The Hill] The FBI on Monday verified confessions provided by convicted murderer Samuel Little and certified him as the most prolific known serial killer in U.S. history, according to the bureau.

Authorities have verified 50 of the 93 killings Little, 79, has confessed to and are seeking help to confirm the unverified confessions, the FBI said Monday. Little has confessed to killings ranging from 1970 to 2005.

"For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims," said Christie Palazzolo, an analyst with the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program. "Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes it is important to seek justice for each victim‐to close every case possible."

Little evaded justice by maintaining a nomadic lifestyle and targeting sex workers and drug addicts, knowing that their murders would be less likely to be investigated. Many of his victims’ deaths were initially believed to be the result of overdoses.

Little was already serving three consecutive life sentences after his conviction for killing three Los Angeles-area women, and he pleaded guilty to killing another in Texas when he made the confession last year. He was extradited to Texas last year after pleading guilty to killing Denise Christie Brothers in 1994 and will likely spend the remainder of his life there.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2019 00:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remainder of hopefully a very short life.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/08/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  ...should have gone to work for Planned Parenthood where his bloodlust could have been legal. Then again maybe he wasn't into pre-kids just adults.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 Yes. New wing of planned parenthood coming to a neighborhood near you and me. Working in conjunction with the world health organization(and Environmentalists). Shh. That's a secret.
Posted by: Dale || 10/08/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Well I don't believe the FBI about anything so he's likely innocent.
Posted by: Hellfish || 10/08/2019 12:15 Comments || Top||

#5  He killed only black women. An environmentalist.

No ! Not that way ! I was just reading up on him. It says he liked gardening.

Gosh ! What must y'all think.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/08/2019 16:21 Comments || Top||


Kansas City bar shooting: One suspect arrested as manhunt continues
[BBC] Kansas police have arrested one of two men suspected over a bar shooting that left four dead, while a manhunt continues for the second shooter.

Javier Alatorre was arrested in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday, police said.

The second suspect, Hugo Villanueva-Morales, remained at large and was "considered armed and dangerous", police said.

Both men were charged with murder for allegedly shooting nine people after a dispute at a bar on Sunday.

Kansas City Missouri police took Mr Alatorre into custody on Sunday afternoon, with the assistance of agents from the FBI and federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Bond was set for both men at $1m (£811,000) each.

As the hunt for Mr Villanueva-Morales continued, police warned citizens to not approach him and instead call authorities with any information about his whereabouts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "God's Children"
Posted by: Lex || 10/08/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  or
"Nancy's Children"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Whipped into a frenzy: Women are smothered in butter and flogged to give encouragement to boys 'on brink of adulthood' who leap over bulls in traditional Ethiopian coming of age ceremony
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ethiopian = a new college frat?
Posted by: Lex || 10/08/2019 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't even...wow
Posted by: Frank G || 10/08/2019 0:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Shouldn't the butter be more, ah, judiciously applied?
Posted by: Brando || 10/08/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#4  I've always believed (albeit subconsciously until a few seconds ago) that it's one of history's great tragedies that the smothering spread of global monoculture has generally precluded indigenous peoples' developing their own proper cartoons.

His queen asked an artist of Niger
(and eager he was to oblige her!),
"Please pen one some pictures
Sans civilised strictures,"
Inspiring the African Fleischer.
Posted by: Lampedusa Clunk1219 || 10/08/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#5  And speaking of Dr. Johnson...

When two Ethiopians kiss
They must bridge the profoundest abyss!
'Tis a wonderful tale
How their female meets male
That I think I might just as soon miss.
Posted by: Lampedusa Clunk1219 || 10/08/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#6  The ritual sees a boy walk up to and jump over seven bulls to become a man

Yep, that's a test right there.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Don’t forget they circumcise the boys before they jump the bulls
Personally I’ll stick with Pamplona
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 10/08/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||

#8  South Kenya, isn't that Obama's old neighborhood?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

#9  had me at "smothered in butter".....
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/08/2019 15:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Coming soon to a woke district near you.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/08/2019 15:50 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm not sure which would be more frightening, jumping over the bulls or getting circumcised.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/08/2019 16:25 Comments || Top||

#12  I sympathize with the bulls.


'I'd rather be in Spain, man ! Oh, grow up assholes... The world is goin' to mars out there.'
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/08/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuelans turn to alternative medicine amid shortages
[MedicalXpress] The small waiting room at the home of self-styled healer "Brother Guayanes" in Caracas' rundown Petare district fills up quickly with patients—business has never been better.

With Venezuela's chronic medicine shortages and hyperinflation, more and more people are turning to alternative medicine to treat common ailments in the crisis-wracked South American country.

"We go to the hospital and there's nothing there. They don't have medicines, or they're too expensive, what are we to do?" said Rosa Saez, 77, who has come to get treatment for a painful arm.

Carlos Rosales—he uses the more ceremonious "Brother Guayanes" for his business—is finishing up a "spiritual intervention" on a patient in what passes for his surgery.

The patient lies, eyes closed, on a cot as, in a series of swishes and clicks, the healer waves five pairs of scissors one after another over his prone body.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/08/2019 04:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Remember when the North Koreans were inspired by the mystic powers of Juche to learn how to brew soup from tree bark? The wonders of Late state Socialism.
Posted by: magpie || 10/08/2019 14:38 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese muslims reveal rapes, abortions, forced sterilisations 'using chilli paste' at 'concentration camps' as footage emerges of 100s of shackled and blindfolded prisoners
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Muslim women who have fled China's 'concentration camps' have revealed a world of rapes, abortions and sterilisations as they find refuge abroad.

It comes as shocking footage emerged allegedly showing hundreds of shackled and blindfolded Muslim prisoners being transferred in Xinjiang, western China. UN experts and activists say at least one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims are held in the detention centres in Xinjiang.

China describes them as 'training centres' helping to stamp out extremism and give people new skills. But the escaped women and local rights groups say attempts to curb the Muslim population - using methods such as rubbing chilli paste on women's privates - are common.

Student Ruqiye Perhat, who was arrested in Xinjiang in 2009 and spent four years in prison before fleeing to Turkey, told the Washington Post: 'Any woman or man under age 35 was raped and sexually abused.'

And others who have fled the camp more recently claimed the rapes had become more systematic than in normal prisons. The camps' guards would 'put bags on the heads of the ones they wanted' before dragging the women outside and raping them through the night.

In one case, a human rights activists claimed there had been seven instances of women forced into having intrauterine devices implanted. And it was claimed women who were pregnant when they were arrested were made to have brutal abortions. Gulzira Mogdyn, 38, who fled to Almaty, Kazakhstan, told of the gruesome way officials cut her open and ripped out her fetus without anaesthetic.

Others have previously said the Chinese guards would also medically experiment on them ahead of planned organ harvesting.

Related: Washington Times - Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor
Posted by: Spirt Glans1838 || 10/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The future of the democrat party.
Posted by: newc || 10/08/2019 1:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Beginning to resemble "Kosovo Stories"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  No way of knowing if it's just muslim 'boo hoo hoo' or true. The truth is, we only have a muslim's word for it. Which ain't jack shit.

China is perfectly right on the Uighur score. They knew the rapid rise of islamists after 9/11 had increased morale enough to fuel jihad as far as the orient. So they contained their 'islamist types', effectively quarantining them away, with a media blackout. There they are desperately using everything from psychology to neurochemistry to alter the minds of the Turkic savages.

Every sane country should have done this right after 9/11. The islamists are only empowered by our inability to meet them halfway on the path to inhumanity. Some evils can only be fought with evil. Islam is one such evil. Nobody cried 'oh humanity' when soldiers had to burn, execute and bomb germans to victory, or the use of agent orange or hiroshima.

Sometimes, violence is necessary.

The islamic bastards whining about cruelty to muslims can just denounce their religion and turn Buddhist or atheist to save their families. That they don't means their islamic identity is dearer to them than anything. Fuck 'em.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/08/2019 5:23 Comments || Top||

#4  then by all means a worthy place for the worldwide umma to focus their endless jihad
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/08/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#5  If they can’t integrate then segregate
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/08/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Nobody cried 'oh humanity'

Sorry Dron but they certainly did cry out, just not as many or as quickly or as loudly because the news didn't reach the snow flakes as quickly as it does now.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/08/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#7  The islamic bastards whining about cruelty to muslims can just denounce their religion and turn Buddhist or atheist to save their families.

Spain had a similar policy in 1492, though the preferred alternative was Roman Catholicism, and didn't have much of a problem till much recently.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#8  IMO, too many successful escapes.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#9  P2k google "Limpieza de sangre"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||


North Korea warns US, Europeans against raising issue of missile test at UNSC meeting
[PRESSTV] 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...
has warned the United States and Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
ans that it will not "sit idle" if any attempt is made at the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
Security Council (UNSC) to bring up the subject of Pyongyang’s recent missile tests, which are "self-defensive measures."

North Korea's UN Ambassador Kim Song made the warning on Monday.

Germany, La Belle France and Britannia have called for a closed-door UNSC meeting on Tuesday to raise the issue of North Korea’s test last week of a sea-launched ballistic missile.

The trio claimed that the North’s missile test had been a "serious violation" of UN resolutions. The discussion at the 15-member council was requested by Germany with the support of Britannia and La Belle France.

Addressing a small group of news hounds at Pyongyang’s UN mission, the North Korean diplomat warned that raising the issue "will further urge our desire to defend our illusory sovereignty."

"We know well that the United States is behind impure moves of the UK, La Belle France and Germany," Kim said, adding that Washington and its followers "should bear in mind that if they raise the issue of our self-defensive measures at the UN Security Council meeting in this moment, it will further urge our desire to defend our illusory sovereignty."

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Home Front: Politix
Intel Community IG Stonewalling Congress On Backdated Whistleblower Rule Changes
[The Federalist] Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for U.S. intelligence agencies, acknowledged that his office secretly changed key whistleblower forms and rules in September, but refused to explain to lawmakers why those changes were backdated to August.

In tense testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Friday, the inspector general for federal spy agencies refused to disclose why his office backdated secret changes to key whistleblower forms and rules in the wake of an anti-Trump whistleblower complaint filed in August, sources told The Federalist.

As The Federalist reported and the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) confirmed, the spy watchdog secretly changed its whistleblower forms and internal rules in September to eliminate a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand evidence to support any allegations of wrongdoing. In a press release last week, the ICIG confessed that it changed its rules in response to an anti-Trump complaint filed on August 12. That complaint, which was declassified and released by President Donald Trump in September, was based entirely on second-hand information, much of which was shown to be false following the declassification and release of a telephone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, told HPSCI lawmakers during a committee oversight hearing on Friday that the whistleblower forms and rules changes were made in September, even though the new forms and guidance, which were not uploaded to the ICIG’s website until September 24, state that they were changed in August. Despite having a full week to come up with explanations for his office’s decisions to secretly change its forms to eliminate the requirement for first-hand evidence and to backdate those changes to August, Atkinson refused to provide any explanation to lawmakers baffled by his behavior.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for U.S. intelligence agencies, acknowledged that his office secretly changed key whistleblower forms and rules in September, but refused to explain to lawmakers why those changes were backdated to August.

Lemme guess please.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2019 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  https://youtu.be/xr0ckmHQSoA
Posted by: Dale || 10/08/2019 2:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Off with their heads.
Posted by: Dale || 10/08/2019 2:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Shitshow, Part 116.

What a complete farce. Duct tape and rubber bands everywhere.

These idiots can't even hide their fingerprints.
Posted by: Lex || 10/08/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Time to decorate some lamp posts with deep state intel people.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/08/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Transfer them all to Alaska, no internet, all paper. Make it a black site so no cell phones etc either.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/08/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Atkinson is recent ex-FBI.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 10/08/2019 13:58 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
UN Faces $ 230 M Deficit. Staff could Go Unpaid in November.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/08/2019 17:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Man, that really sucks!
Posted by: Raj || 10/08/2019 19:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm sure the Chinese can cover it. World power and all.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 19:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Time for a round of layoffs.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/08/2019 19:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Time for a round of layoffs.

How about:
Somalia
Yemen
Zimbabwe
CAR
Bangladesh
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/08/2019 19:50 Comments || Top||

#5  OhGeeDarn
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/08/2019 20:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Without an independent and thorough audit ... go pound sand.
Posted by: magpie || 10/08/2019 21:37 Comments || Top||

#7  swksvolFF, good start but its important to cut deep to avoid demoralizing round after round of layoffs. I'd say close the NY office and sell the real estate to fund for a few more years.
Posted by: ruprecht || 10/08/2019 22:19 Comments || Top||

#8  From the article:

The largest late payer is the United States, the fifth permanent member of the UNSC.

It usually does so in October because of US fiscal year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2019 23:56 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Energy Company Says Their Solar Power Program Is Increasing NOx Pollution
h/t Instapundit
Duke Energy, a North Carolina energy company, has asked for a waiver of the state’s emission standards because their solar power production spews more pollution into the atmosphere than its natural gas production.

...
    Under its current permits in the heavily regulated market, Duke must completely shut down the backup combustion turbines when solar peaks under a full sun, then restart them when the sun recedes.

    (...)Without any solar power in the mix, "a typical combined cycle combustion turbine emits NOx at approximately 9-11 lb/hr, assuming 24 hours of ’normal’ operation," Crawford said. That is equivalent to 264 pounds of NOx emissions daily. When those same plants are operated to supplement solar power facilities, daily emissions more than double to 624 pounds a day, based on a table in Duke’s application.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 04:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:


Blue Origin starts building at LC-36
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 10/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Culture Wars
Baltimore Residents Now Upset At Soaring Homicide Rates After City Acted On BLM Demands To Limit Police Presence In Certain Communities
[Conservative Matrix] Get woke, go broke dead
Posted by: Frank G || 10/08/2019 12:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How does Reynolds puts this "Who could've predicted this?"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 13:02 Comments || Top||

#2  "What happens when your neighbors don't share your idealism, Alex. For my wallet."
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||

#3  When you vote Democrat, this is what you get. But it's okay, to the Democrats, the people who are complaining are just uppity slaves who will get their medicine and be quiet.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/08/2019 14:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Cause, meet effect.
Posted by: Roth LaDoad || 10/08/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Choices have consequences or didn't you know?
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/08/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#6  You made this bed. Now lie in it fuckers.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/08/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#7  I always thought the Freddie Gray was killed by that other guy in the van, to trigger the Bowel Lint Movement. At least the police could have proved that and put away another nuisance. Forgive me for being too liberal with brutality. I know it to work.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/08/2019 15:45 Comments || Top||

#8  YJCMTSU. Honestly a large number of the people in liberal areas literally should not be allowed in the gene pool. Proof evolution can go backwards towards primate levels.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/08/2019 16:04 Comments || Top||

#9  Baltimore, let me introduce you to Venezuela.

Posted by: charger || 10/08/2019 16:26 Comments || Top||

#10  The Black Community seems to be George Costanza, their every decision is wrong.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 10/08/2019 16:34 Comments || Top||

#11  ♬This is the dawning of the Age of Jaquarious.♬
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/08/2019 16:57 Comments || Top||

#12  Try to get the police back into those neighborhoods. Seriously, beg for it. See what happens.
Posted by: Spirt Glans1838 || 10/08/2019 17:00 Comments || Top||

#13  BINASH
Posted by: Lex || 10/08/2019 18:38 Comments || Top||

#14  #11 - Late Snark O' The Day entry
Posted by: Frank G || 10/08/2019 21:00 Comments || Top||

#15  Chances are the BLM folks are the same ones causing the uptick in crime.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/08/2019 22:18 Comments || Top||


Government
Navy CO Was Fired Over 'Repeated, Vigorous and Obvious False Statements:' Investigation
Diversity is our strength.
[Mil.com] Investigators probing several allegations of wrongdoing by a Navy officer say they were met with a "disturbing lack of candor," leading them to doubt the validity of the commander's testimony and causing his admiral to question his professionalism.

Cmdr. Jesus "Manny" Cordero, who was relieved of command as the head of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Sicily last fall, refused to take responsibility for even minor infractions when investigators began looking into several complaints against him, according to a command investigation and endorsement letter, obtained by Military.com through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Vice Adm. Timothy "T.J." White, who relieved Cordero of his duties in September 2018, said the commander made "repeated, vigorous and obvious false statements" during an investigation into his behavior. Those actions severely compromised Cordero's integrity and judgment as a leader," White wrote in a Sept. 27, 2018, relief letter.

White then warned Cordero against contacting any member of his former command or taking "any action in retaliation against any member of NCTS Sicily, or any other member as a result of the relief."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2019 06:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Peter abounds in the military
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/08/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Should have worked for the FBI or DoJ where its OK.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  bets on 2nd career:

a) CNN 'expert' commentator on evils of all things Trump (5-1)

b) Lobbyist for Facebook (10-1)

c) Anonymous "Whistlebower" on Ukraine (6-1)

d) #Meeeeetooo! accuser of Kavenaugh (5-4)
Posted by: Bugs Schwarzeneggar3591 || 10/08/2019 8:56 Comments || Top||

#4  the head of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Sicily

I've known budget trimming assholes like him.
Painting rocks on the airfield and raking the parade ground when the command center roof leaks. Restricting use of diesel to the motor pool when the only power you have is a Korean war vintage 50kw generator. Reducing mess hall hours to day shift and yesterday's bag lunches when you run a 24x7 operation. Cutting the base weekend bus schedule to reduce contract driver's hours. Closing the guard post and gate access to officer housing because there's too much traffic. Prioritizing access to the base laundry so enlisted wash their clothes at midnight. Closing the base exchange but giving pilots after hour passes as 'merit' recognition. Expanding the Oclub to include a dance floor when the Enlisted socialize in a empty warehouse with the doors chained shut. Motherfuckers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Somebody's bitter.
Posted by: al-aShamed || 10/08/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Sounds like someone SHOULD be bitter.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/08/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Imagine the same shithead in field unit.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#8  "Richard Craniums" like this NEVER make it out of a TRUE field exercises(combat). But rarely there nowadays.
Posted by: ranture || 10/08/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#9  But rarely there nowadays.

Because any responsible CO tries to transfer them out - to jobs this mook. Hell, as a platoon sgt. I've got rid of a couple misfits.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#10  You can correct me if I'm wrong g(r)om, but the Israelis don't have a massive overseas commitment of personnel to allow the old 'let us wait him out till his tour is up' avoidance of such problems to set into the command attitude?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#11  You can correct me if I'm wrong g(r)om, but the Israelis don't have a massive overseas commitment of personnel to allow the old 'let us wait him out till his tour is up' avoidance of such problems to set into the command attitude?

Maybe on a big base, but in small unit ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

#12  There seem to be scores of like reports on U.S. Navy screw-ups over the last few years. Is it me? Or can it be that the USN from CONOps down is composed in the main of f-ups. Who can explain it? Does it begin at Annapolis?
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 10/08/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ close... DC
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/08/2019 15:38 Comments || Top||

#14  Other than sending in pilots from off shore, when was the last major 'naval engagement' of any significance to 'stress' the combat effectiveness? Lack of Darwinian real world experience allows a lot of bureaucrats, technocrats and careerists to float to the top.

(USS Pueblo and Liberty don't count as major)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 20:37 Comments || Top||


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Disturbing tool that projects one person's face onto another is NOT being used by Hong Kong protests to combat facial recognition - as viral video is revealed to be art project from 2017
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The 2017 project has been erroneously connected to the Hong Kong protests

  • Developed by a student Utrecht School of the Arts to protest public surveillance

  • Protestors in Hong Kong have resorted to simpler face coverings, in spite of ban
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Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack virtue signals
[Breitbart] Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack told CBS News that his company destroyed $5 million worth of "assault-style rifles" to keep them out of private hands.

Dick’s announced a halt to "assault-style rifles" two weeks after the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting.

On April 17, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Dick’s was destroying its "assault-style rifle" inventory, rather than returning the firearms to their manufacturers. Fox News quoted a spokesperson from Dick’s saying, "We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change. We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations."

During his October 6, CBS News appearance, CEO Ed Stack said the company ended up destroying $5 million worth of "assault-style rifles."

Stack also admitted the Dick’s gun control stance has resulted in "a quarter of a billion [dollars]" in loses. But Stack does not regret the gun control stance. Rather, he is considering taking the company even further down the gun control path.

As of right now, 100 Dick’s stores no longer sell guns of any kind. Stack is thinking about expanding that policy so that no Dick’s store sells a gun.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He's a real Dick?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 2:20 Comments || Top||

#2  CEO Gets woke, Shareholders go broke.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/08/2019 4:14 Comments || Top||

#3  At $500 a pop that's 10,000 rifles. It's estimated there are around 5,000,000 ARs in civilian hands, and I'm sure Ruger, S&W, Springfield Armory and a couple dozen other makers are ready to pick up the slack.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/08/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Commoditized stupidity. On the other hand, a guaranteed deal if you're looking to short the stock.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/08/2019 7:22 Comments || Top||

#5  How many indulgences does that buy?
Posted by: Lex || 10/08/2019 7:23 Comments || Top||

#6  "We're ahead of the curve, here at Dick's!
Up next, we'll be nixxing all sticks.
We're heeding your calls
To get rid of our balls,
And installing detectors for hicks!"
Posted by: Lampedusa Clunk1219 || 10/08/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#7  "a quarter of a billion [dollars]" in loses.

Is that a loss, or a 'good will' tax deduction?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#8  What happens when some of the "destroyed" rifles appear somewhere in the world?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#9  I donated all my considerable wealth last year to preventing climate change. Millions... I had millions.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/08/2019 12:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Stack also admitted the Dick’s gun control stance has resulted in "a quarter of a billion [dollars]" in loses.

Hello, shareholders, feel free to ask the obvious questions now and at the next shareholders' meeting.
Posted by: Tom || 10/08/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

#11  Have they virtue signaled themselves out of business yet?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/08/2019 22:22 Comments || Top||


Lawmaker Wants To Make Gun-Free Zones Liable If Someone Hurt
[MichiganCapitolConfidential] State Rep. Gary Eisen, R-St. Clair Township, introduced House Bill 4975, which would revoke governmental immunity from lawsuits arising from injuries sustained on government property where guns are banned. Eisen is also the sponsor of House Bill 4976, which would make a government, business or individual that designates a property a gun-free zone responsible for the safety of individuals who enter it.

Eisen said the intention was to require a business or government that enforces a gun-free policy to take responsibility through measures like hiring security guards.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ..or you can expect the entrance to covered by one of those boiler plate quasi-legal notices that basically says - come on in at your own risk and peril*.

*Note for marketing geniuses. Notice how many suburbanites rush to intercity box stores on Black Friday for big savings?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Great idea.
Posted by: brujotejano || 10/08/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||



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