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Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Lady Gaga falls off stage while dry humping dancing with fan during Las Vegas performance
[PAGESIX] Lady Gaga took a tumble off the stage Thursday night during a performance in Las Vegas.

Videos from the show at Park MGM resort captured the “Bad Romance” songstress plummeting into the crowd after leaping into the arms of a fan she’d invited on stage.

Other fans rushed to help her up — and soon Gaga, 33, continued performing like nothing had happened, getting behind the piano to play “Million Reasons.”

“If anybody on the internet is mean to you tomorrow about this then I’m going to be very upset with each and every one of them,” she told the fan who took the plunge with her in a video taken by another concertgoer.
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe Ally's imitating Jackson Maine...
Posted by: Lex || 10/19/2019 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  This reminds me, does anyone on the stage ever feel invited to kick Miley Cirus' arse off the stage when she's twerking ? I'd be tempted.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/19/2019 10:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember that photo of Miley and her father taken with them both nude. It has long been suspected the guy was sexually abusing her and pimping her out to Disney executives, and her mother was also apparently OK with it. She displays all the signs of sexual abuse. Not much you can do for a girl once she turns feral. If you kick her she's liable to follow you home.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 10/19/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Clyde,

Pre-Epstein I'd have said such charges were hallucinatory. In light of what we know about our elites now, they don't seem implausible.
Posted by: Lex || 10/19/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#5  I'd say films are just the cover for hollywood and clothes the cover for fashion.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/19/2019 12:37 Comments || Top||

#6  I believe the casting couch is five minutes younger than the history of casting.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2019 15:39 Comments || Top||

#7  “If anybody on the internet is mean to you tomorrow about this then I’m going to be very upset with each and every one of them,” she told the fan who took the plunge with her in a video taken by another concertgoer.

To be fair, good for her. Perhaps a Counter-Cancel-Generation convert? At the least protecting her clientele.

Slightly off topic, Dave Chapelle got a number of kudos for his recent stand-up. Check out Dana Carvey as well. This is coming from someone who can type without looking, with kids, who also think it is magical I can type without looking.

I was disappointed with Jeff Dunham's pandering.
Chris Rock is Chris Rock, always has been, good for him.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2019 17:55 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
WHO hails 'triumph' as Merck's Ebola vaccine gets EU green light
[Jpost] The world's first Ebola vaccine was approved by Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "triumph for public health" that would save many lives.

The vaccine, developed by U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co, is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to protect people against the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
It is also being reviewed under a fast-track system by regulators in the United States.

"This vaccine has already saved many lives in the current Ebola outbreak, and the decision by European regulator will help it to eventually save many more," the WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.

The Congo Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,100 people since the middle of last year. It is the second largest Ebola outbreak in history, after a 2013-16 epidemic in West Africa that killed more than 11,300.

The Merck vaccine, which the company has now brand-named Ervebo, is likely to get a full marketing license from the European Commission within a few weeks.

Merck said in a statement its priority now was to get regulatory approval of its Ervebo manufacturing site in Germany so that licensed supply of the vaccine "can be used to support global public health preparedness."

Health authorities in Kinshasa said last week they planned to introduce an experimental second Ebola vaccine, developed by drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, in November in the country's eastern provinces.

Ebola virus causes haemorrhagic fever and spreads from person to person through direct contact with body fluids. It kills around half of those it infects.

There are currently no licensed treatments for the deadly infection, but scientists said in August they were a step closer to being able to cure it after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2019 01:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under:

#1  White privilege in action. And, I'm sure, toxic masculinity.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 2:40 Comments || Top||

#2  #1. I thought the drug was researched, designed and manufactured in the Ivory Coast.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/19/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Surely the Africans will not go for this cultural appropriation?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/19/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  "Never trust white man's medicine."
- Michael Jackson
Posted by: jpal || 10/19/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||


Catalonia, Hong Kong, France: Movements Against Governments Escalate
Dutch farmers protest for the last couple of weeks.

Reminder that Haiti is rioting too. It hasn’t gotten any media attention.

"Police are firing tear gas at firefighters". That is a sure sign of a sane and functional government, isn't it?


Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Haiti has been a sh/t hole ever since they revolted against their French slave masters. Nicknamed “the Congo in the Caribbean.”
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/19/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Britain too.

Just look at the people pulling the state Extinction "rebellion" people off their trains.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/19/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Uleck: Not just after they rebelled. A sugar-plantation slave state isn't exactly paradise.
Posted by: james || 10/19/2019 21:19 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Algerian MP detained for money laundering
[AFRICANEWS] Algerian member of parliament, Baha Eddine Tliba has been detained. The businessman was remanded in jug on Thursday over money laundering and secretly financing political parties.

According to the official APS news agency, Tliba is facing prosecution for illegally financing the electoral campaign of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
...10th president-for-life of Algeria. He was elected in 1999 and served on his third or four terms. When he announced for the fifth, or maybe it was the sixth, visibly doddering, a grateful nation rose up in its wrath and threw him out...
Baha Eddine Tliba, a member of the former president’s National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
party, had his parliamentary immunity lifted on September 25 at the request of the Justice Minister.

He is one of the last victims of an Algerian judicial hunt for powerful businessmen close to Bouteflika since his resignation in April.

Most of them are suspected of having taken advantage of their ties with the former president or his entourage to obtain benefits or public contracts.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
SA government apologizes for power cuts
[AFRICANEWS] The government of South Africa has apologized for the power cuts that have affected the country for two days, which is threatening the fragile economy of the continent’s leading industrial power.

For a while now power cuts have been recurrent as many users record damages at homes and in businesses.

"We must, on behalf of the government, apologize to all businesses, to students who cannot take their exams, for the inconvenience this causes. We are studying the problems affecting Eskom and we want to assure South Africans that we will return to a normal situation," South African Vice President David Mabuza told Parliament .

Public electricity giant Eskom, which supplies 95% of the electricity produced in South Africa, took a nose dive when the company in June 2019 announced a debt of more than 1 billion dollars, hitting record net losses. Eskom cited breakdowns in their plants as the cause of these cuts and promised a return to normality soon.

The government of President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in July that it will device a rescue plan to support the power supplier.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unlike the California government, they apologize.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 2:45 Comments || Top||

#2  G. Stop reading my mind.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/19/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#4  California mansions have diesel power backup they're not dumb enough to rely on solar panels. Not sure about SA.
Posted by: jpal || 10/19/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||


Britain
Chick-Fil-A's First UK Location Announces Its Closing After Little More Than A Week Due To LGBT Protest
[BBC] A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups.

Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October.

A spokeswoman for the centre said "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period".

Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth and education.

The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the USA and boasts about 2,400 outlets across North America.
3rd most popular fast food chain in the US. Suck it, LGBT
According to US news website Think Progress, in 2017 the Chick-fil-A Foundation donated millions of dollars to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Paul Anderson Youth Home and the Salvation Army.

Campaigners from LGBT organisation, Reading Pride, said all three organisations have a reputation of being hostile to LGBT rights.

In 2012, the company's chairman sparked a US boycott when he said he opposed gay marriage.

Campaign continues.
Could spark a Baptist invasion. Send it back, we'll stick to carrots and cucumber sammies.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2019 03:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [403 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fellow in the graphic wearing the Collar of Esses might have been delighted to have had a few Chick-Fil-A's to hand out back in 1943. How things, they have changed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2019 4:07 Comments || Top||

#2  ..well, when they allowed the intolerant authoritarians to take power, sort of undermined the sacrifice of our parents' generation.

We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender

..is our fight here and now, not over there.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/19/2019 6:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Queers shut down chicken restaurant for not being queer. We've reached a new spiritual plateau here.
Posted by: jpal || 10/19/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Fixed, TW. Commented pre-coffee. My bad
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Thank you, Frank G. No need to go into some of the things I’ve done while half awake. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2019 12:24 Comments || Top||

#6  What I gather from the article, is Chick-Fil-A has a 6 month test lease from The Oracle.

I'd guess these insufferable hateful lgtgheqhnjc activists were generally disrupting the entire shopping experience at The Oracle; not just Chick-Fil-A.

Chick-Fil-A will continue to operate until the lease expires. The lgbhdkjn asses pledge to continue their protests until that time - I guess as a warning to others and because they are hateful, in-compassionate bottle suckers. Seriously, they win, and its months of end-zone dances, tells me all I need to know. Looking forward to Tired Of Your Shit Revolution.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2019 14:40 Comments || Top||


PM Johnson says UK will leave EU on Oct. 31 if Brexit deal voted down
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Britannia will still leave the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union on October 31 as scheduled if the latest Brexit deal is voted down by politicians, Prime Minister Boris Johnson
...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies....
said on Friday.

"We will leave the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
on October 31st," Johnson told the BBC television in an interview on the eve of a parliamentary vote on his agreement with the EU.

Johnson said there was "no better outcome" than his Brexit deal, as MPs prepared for a knife-edge vote on the terms of Britannia’s departure from the EU.

"There is no better outcome than the one I’m advocating tomorrow (Saturday)," he told BBC, calling it a "fantastic deal for all of the UK."
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [397 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not likely.
Boris will need to ask for an extension.
He can still get his Brexit legislation through Parliament but if he doesn't, the EU will certainly grant an extension, maybe as late as October 31.
No deal is pretty much off the table now. It will either be deal or extension, and an extension will probably mean elections and/or second referendum.
But the UK will NOT leave the EU if the deal is voted down on October 31.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/19/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#2  keep whistling
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2019 11:45 Comments || Top||

#3  The Benn Act is very clear. Boris must ask for an extension until midnight.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/19/2019 11:50 Comments || Top||

#4  EC learn to accept the inevitable - you sound just like some people in Russia in 1989.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Brexit means Brexit
Leave means getting out of the EUSSR's common market, there's nothing in the referendum about any extra "deal" beyond the WTO.

Can't leave too quick, already a year plus wasted in the EUSSR.



Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/19/2019 12:25 Comments || Top||

#6  I suppose in the UK Parliament still has the final say.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/19/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm betting on 'second referendum and no more brexit'. Of course it's not what I'd want, but that's the kind of thing expected from this facade.

"We... uhh, we just changed our mind. Bollocks to brexit."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/19/2019 13:21 Comments || Top||

#8  What's wrong about asking the people to decide on this question: Do you want the UK to leave on the proposed terms or stay within the EU?

o Yes, Leave
o No, Remain

Posted by: European Conservative || 10/19/2019 14:09 Comments || Top||

#9  An astute man would see that as :

O You think you could leave on your terms ? After ye gave up yer sovrinty ? Spend another few years selecting the person Brussels will deal with. Dissolve your parliament again and again.

O Noice experiment eh, nonce ? Status Quo for your trouble.

There is no exit. Knew that from the start. If it happens, the EU... nope, it just can't be allowed by the politicians, the civil servants, the multinational corporations.

I'd be really very surprised if brexit actually happened.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/19/2019 14:23 Comments || Top||

#10  I'd be really very surprised if brexit actually happened.

I'd be really very surprised if peaceful Brexit happens now. The British branch of EU elites just signed their class' death warrant.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 14:45 Comments || Top||

#11  I am starting to think Britain is California where the people vote but politicians, courts and special interest decide the outcome.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/19/2019 15:14 Comments || Top||

#12  The new Date will probably be Jan 31.

Parliament votes for delay.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/19/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#13  I'm starting to think that men in the UK are allowed to decide whether they want to marry or not, but are not supposed to have a say about the bride.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/19/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#14  Blame the Tories who screwed this up big time. There was enough time to negotiate a good deal. But the UK always wanted to have the cake and eat it.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/19/2019 16:49 Comments || Top||

#15  EU has received extension request.

Posted by: European Conservative || 10/19/2019 17:29 Comments || Top||

#16  Had the question already, Britain voted to leave the EUSSR.

Maybe when Britain votes to Leave they can "ask" a third time "are you sure you're sure?"

I think MPs are going to find out if they decide to ignore the rules of democracy then the people they decided they're "more equal" than will act too.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/19/2019 18:52 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Pres. Trump Receives Warm Welcome From Record-Breaking Crowd In Dallas
[The Federalist] DALLAS, Texas ‐ It’s only fitting that the first sentence out of President Trump’s mouth at his Dallas, Texas rally on Thursday night was about the luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton.

"I am thrilled to be here, deep in the heart of Texas, where we just opened a beautiful, new Louis Vuitton plant," Trump said from the American Airlines Center podium.

Wealthy, beautiful women with designer purses is in fact what many Texans think of when they think of Dallas. That and the nutty, sprawling highway interchanges. As one "Keep America Great Rally" attendee, Dan told me, "The difference between Dallas and Fort Worth is that in Dallas they call fish ’sushi’ and in Fort Worth they call it ’bait.’"

Despite its reputation for flash, Dallas is not an elite bubble of a city, which was reflected in the 20,000 people from a variety of ethnicities, economic classes, and age groups that traveled to see the president this week. Dozens of supporters began lining up outside the venue on Tuesday, and waited in line more than 50 hours to get in. Thousands more watched outside the arena.

I spoke to people who traveled for hours across the state, even out of state, from Austin, Canton, Colorado, and Las Vegas. They were from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, from the big suburbs, the small communities, and the Southern Methodist University campus a few miles away. Like many Texas cities, Dallas may be blue, but those huge highways make it extremely accessible to a lot of red. Its neighboring county, Tarrant County, hasn’t voted for a Democrat since Lyndon Johnson won his home state in 1964.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2019 03:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remember it's who counts the votes that matters.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 3:58 Comments || Top||

#2  20,000 in the article above is very low. Actual number was 30,000++.

City of Dallas is blue to white flight to the suburbs. Now Dallas African-American/Latino.

Many large companies occupy the city however but suburban residents can hop on the light rail that gets them to work quickly from the suburbs.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/19/2019 4:01 Comments || Top||

#3  The governor has been very successful at prosecuting fraudulent vote counters. True the Vote watches the entire process.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/19/2019 4:02 Comments || Top||

#4  When's he going to Pennsylvania?
That's the pivotal state for 2020
Posted by: Lex || 10/19/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#5  20,00 is the capacity of the hall where the rally was held. Another 10,000 stood outside watching the big screens.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/19/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#6  20,000!
(AURRGH! Lazy fingers!)
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/19/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
‘Absurd, Immoral and Offensive’: UN Member-States Hand Maduro Regime Seat on Human Rights Council
The inside baseball details of yesterday’s story.
[CNSNEWS] Despite the public appeals of human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
advocates and behind-the-scenes lobbying, U.N. member-states on Thursday elected Venezuela
...a country in Central America that sits on an enormous pool of oil. Formerly the most prospereous country in the region, it became infested with Commies sniffing almost unlimited wealth. It turned out the wealth wasn't unlimited, the economy collapsed under the clownish Hugo Chavez, the murder rate exceeds places like Honduras and El Salvador, and a significant proportion of the populace as refugeed to Colombia and points south...
onto the world’s body’s Human Rights Council, handing the socialist Maduro regime more votes than Costa Rica, a stable liberal democracy.

Until the small Central American country declared its candidacy just weeks ago, Venezuela had been virtually assured a seat on the Geneva-based HRC, since it was one of two candidates running for two seats earmarked for the Latin America and the Caribbean group.

But Costa Rica’s candidacy, while turning the "closed slate" election into a competitive race ‐ with three countries running for two vacant seats ‐ failed to win over sufficient member-states.

Voting by secret ballot in New York, 105 members of the U.N. General Assembly threw their support behind the Maduro regime. Costa Rica received 96 votes. (Brazil, the region’s third candidate, won 153 votes.)

Amid a deep political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the U.S. and 54 other countries no longer recognize Nicolás Maduro’s regime as the legitimate government. They support the head of the National Assembly, 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....
, as interim president in accordance with the constitution, pending new elections.

But Maduro retains strong support in the bloc of developing nations known as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), whose 120 members comprise a majority in the General Assembly.
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Another fuck you USA from the UN. They know quite well what they're doing. They hate us more than they care about Venezuelans.

Why are we even in the UN any more?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/19/2019 2:36 Comments || Top||

#2  "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown the UN."

The seats on various UN bodies are assigned to various regions and the nations jealously guard their graft *ahem* rights to those seats. They rotate the seat to share the pillaging rights -- it has nothing to do with the moral stance of the country involved.
Posted by: magpie || 10/19/2019 4:02 Comments || Top||

#3  there is a bigger plan afoot: Venezuela will single-handedly wipe out the UN budget problem.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/19/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Resident of Ofakim storms a police station, stabs officer with stick
[Jpost] A 30-year old resident of the town of Ofakim stormed into a cop shoppe on Friday and assaulted an officer with a sharpened stick, stabbing the man in his stomach.

The other officers present attempted to arrest him, at this point the man pulled out a large knife and attempted to stab them as well. He was quickly subdued, when the officers searched him they found he was carrying a drug sold under the brand name ’Nice Guy.’

Nice Guy is a designer drug that had been made illegal in Israel.

Designer drugs are designed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs using chemical variations that technically make them into a different substance, and ergo legal.

Nice Guy is sold in 24-hour convenient stores, usually by young people, who purchase the drug with strong alcohol to be consumed before a night of dancing or partying.

Nice Guy is made from a chemical variant of Meth, meaning it functions as a stimulant. The substance is highly addictive and as it is targeted at youth and sold in normative stores, is seen as dangerous.

Nice Guy is not the only drug Israelis often mistake for a permissible recreational substance, Khat, which is a stimulant containing the alkaloid cathinone, is also used by some in the Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i Jewish community.

On Thursday, it was reported that dozens of Israelis were arrested outside the country for smuggling it.
Just what the world needs: even more Arabs getting high on something that makes them stupid and violent.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2019 01:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Just what the world needs: even more Arabs getting high on something that makes them stupid and violent.

Ofakim is not an Arab town
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 2:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Ofakim is not an Arab town

I was responding to the statement that Israelis are smuggling drugs, g(r)omgoru, presumably Yemenite Jews.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||

#3  I stand corrected.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||

#4  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2019 13:51 Comments || Top||

#5  How do Arabs manage living so close to so many other Arabs? It must be enough to make the go nuts once in a while.
Posted by: jpal || 10/19/2019 16:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Itmust be enough to make the go nuts once in a while.
Posted by: jpal


See: History
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2019 17:41 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Artificial womb could save preemie babies, also raises ethical questions
[BBC] Scientists in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of developing an artificial womb that could save the lives of premature babies. Premature birth, before 37 weeks, is globally the biggest cause of death among newborns. But, the development also raises ethical questions about the future of baby making. We meet Lisa Mandemaker, the designer working with the Maxima Medical Centre to create a prototype.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2019 03:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wait. Are they human enough to save? Then why do you willy-nilly abort them and claim they are not human?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/19/2019 6:02 Comments || Top||

#2  The consequences already been worked out by Lois McMaster Bujold.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 6:40 Comments || Top||

#3  I believe United States Colonial Marine Corps contractor Ellen Ripley has already done some impressive work in this area.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2019 6:52 Comments || Top||

#4  In truth artificial wombs have existed since the late 90's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleshlight
Posted by: jpal || 10/19/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#5  And thus the clans will be brought to reality!

Posted by: DarthVader || 10/19/2019 20:17 Comments || Top||


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Lebanon Annuls Taxes On WhatsApp Calls After Strong Street Protests
[AAWSAT] Only hours after taking a decision to impose a charge of 20 cents per day for calls via voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), the Lebanese government backed down from the plans and said no additional taxes should be introduced in the 2020 state budget.

The reversal came after angry people erupted into the streets of Beirut, the suburbs and provinces and they cut off several roads across the country with burning tires.

Following a cabinet session held on Thursday, Information Minister Jamal Jarrah said a decision was taken a day earlier to impose the 20 cents based on a proposal from the Minister of Communications, Mohammed Choucair.

The government says that such a decision would generate around $200 million in revenues.

On news about the government decision, protests spread across the country to the suburbs and provinces, prompting several deputies to change their position and say they were against the levy. Choucair told local television on Thursday evening that Prime Minister Saad Hariri
...Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's assassination. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too....
ordered him to cancel any charges on voice calls.

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, took to Twitter in the evening to explain that the 2020 state budget does not include any taxes and that the fee on WhatsApp calls has no relation to the budget.

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Aoun will chair a cabinet session on Friday to discuss nationwide protests against the government and proposed tax hikes
[TWITTER]

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Protesters in #Beirut call for government's resignation, cops tear gas protesters
[TWITTER]

#Lebanese security forces fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Downtown #Beirut
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Quentin Tarantino Holds Firm, Won't Recut ‘Once Upon a Time' for China
h/t Instapundit
[Variety] Quentin Tarantino will not recut "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" to placate Chinese censors, Variety has confirmed. The decision likely means that the Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt buddy dramedy and ode to late sixties Tinseltown won’t be making an appearance in China ‐ at least in non-pirated form.
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#1  Harvey Weinstein produced every movie this piece of shit ever made. He knew. He knew damn well what was going on and he was OK with it.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/19/2019 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Who's Harvey Weinstein?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 6:13 Comments || Top||

#3  "You will buy our cheap plastic crap, bugged telecom equipment and fentanyl, but we will not allow your decadent western running dog cinema to pollute our culture."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/19/2019 6:21 Comments || Top||

#4  IMO, it's more a matter of the censors getting bribes from the video pirates, MM.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2019 6:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't know if Quentin is holding to a principle or just pissed that someone would dare to give him orders.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/19/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#6  "won’t be making an appearance in China ‐ at least in non-pirated form."

so basically everyone in China will be seeing it anyway

lol at non-pirated in China
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/19/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#7  China can go fuck itself. I liked 'Once Upon a Time' just as it was.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/19/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#8  QT likes feet and Leo likes yachting. Brad only likes a drinky.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/19/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Isn't Brad Pitt already banned from China?
Posted by: AuburnTom || 10/19/2019 14:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Then maybe that's the edit they want. Give them a copy done over by those deep fake guys. Stick Donnie Yen's face on his.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/19/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

#11  Can we Kung-Pow! Labron's face onto the character, change the dialogue to the many Labronisms?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2019 14:52 Comments || Top||

#12  Pooh!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/19/2019 16:34 Comments || Top||



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