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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Iowa meth kingpin is 3rd executed by US government this week
[Ay-Pee via KCCI] The U.S. government on Friday put to death an Iowa chemistry student-turned-meth kingpin convicted of killing five people, the third execution by the federal government in a week.

Dustin Honken, who prosecutors said killed key witnesses to stop them from testifying in his drugs case, received a lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Two others were also put to death during the week after a hiatus of nearly 20 years, including Kansan Wesley Purkey. His lawyers contended he had dementia and didn't know why he was being executed.

The first in the spate federal executions happened Tuesday, when Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death for killing a family in the 1990s as part of a plot to build a whites-only nation. Lee's execution, like Purkey's, went ahead only after the U.S. Supreme Court gave it a green light in a 5-4 decision hours before.

Honken, of Britt, Iowa, had been on death row since 2005 and was the first Iowan with a death sentence imposed by Iowa jurors to be executed since 1963. Iowa struck the death penalty from state statutes in 1965, but Honken was eligible for the death penalty under U.S. law because he was tried in federal court.

Honken was pronounced dead at 4:36 p.m., the Bureau of Prisons said.

Honken, whose crimes struck at the foundation of the U.S. justice system, always seemed the least likely to win a reprieve from the courts.

Mark Bennett, the now-retired federal judge who oversaw Honken's 2004 trial for the kidnappings and killings, said previously that he generally opposed the death penalty. But if anyone deserved it, he added, it was Honken.

While out on bond in his drugs case in July 1993, Honken and his girlfriend Angela Johnson kidnapped Lori Duncan and her two daughters from their Mason City, Iowa, home, then killed and buried them in a wooded area nearby. Ten-year-old Kandi and 6-year-old Amber were still in their swimsuits on the hot summer day when they were shot execution-style in the back of the head.

Their primary target that day was Lori Duncan's then-boyfriend, Greg Nicholson, who also lived at the home and was also killed. He and Lori Duncan were bound and gagged and shot multiple times. Honken had recently learned Nicholson, a former drug-dealing associate, was cooperating with investigators and would likely testify against Honken at trial.

Lori Duncan didn't know Nicholson was an informant and she wasn't involved in drugs.

As the investigation into Honken continued, he killed another drug dealer working with him, Terry DeGeus, beating him with a bat and shooting him.

Honken had earlier informed the judge in his drug case that he would plead guilty at the end of July. But days after the still-undiscovered killings of Nicholson and the Duncans, he told the court he would stick to his not guilty plea.

Investigators found the Nicholson and Duncan bodies only seven years later, in 2000, after Johnson scrawled out a map showing a jailhouse informant where they were buried. DeGeus' body was found a few miles from the wooded area.

Honken was considered so dangerous that the judge took the rare step of impaneling an anonymous jury. Other security measures included fitting Honken with a stun belt under his clothes to prevent him from trying to escape.

Johnson, Honken's girlfriend, was convicted in a separate trial and sentenced to death. Bennett later reduced her sentence to life behind bars.

Over recent days, prison authorities permitted Honken to make his last calls to family and friends, according to Sister Betty Donoghue, a Catholic nun whom he called Wednesday.

On death row, Honken befriended Lee and knew his execution was called off one hour, then was back on another hour, Donoghue said.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2020 10:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  I didn't see Judge Tonya's name come up in any of the stories I read. I guess she sees less and less upside in trying to be the single-handed conscience of the federal penal system.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/18/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#2  So instead of doing something about the scum running around loose, the Feds decide to finally get around to the ones they've had off the streets for years.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/18/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||

Navy officer is charged for ‘leaking classified US information he believed could "injure the United States" to a Russian national' while in Nebraska
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Chief Petty Officer Charles T. Briggs allegedly gave classified US information to a 'Russian national'

  • Authorities said he accessed top secret information around January 9, 2019, and passed it along to the Russian national

  • Briggs reportedly believed the intel could be used to 'injure the United States or benefit a foreign national'

  • Details about the content of the leaked materials were not revealed

  • Briggs works as a information and technology staffer with the US Navy and was stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 00:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bring back the traditional punishment for treason that really tends to cut down on recidivism.
Posted by: Warthog || 07/18/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#2  They all seem to get pardoned by Presidents (D)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/18/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Obviously a whistle-blower. /sarc
Posted by: Clem || 07/18/2020 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  What does the Russian look like? Bueller....Bueller?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/18/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

Bothell police officer Jonathan Shoop was fatally shot by accident by his partner during multiple rounds of gunfire, and not by Henry Eugene Washington, who has been charged with aggravated murder in his death
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any different that is a death occurs in a criminal act, all perps involved can be charged with the murder?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/18/2020 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  The determination is convenient, to say the least. Sort of like the motorcycle fatal that was listed as a COVID death. How can you be sure of anything you hear / read about this stuff nowadays?

Next we will hear that the deaths at Ruby Ridge and Waco were found to be COVID deaths or friendly fire too. Any bets on Kent State?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/18/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Based on what's been happening, I'm assuming this is a lie or it wasn't an accident.
Posted by: charger || 07/18/2020 11:57 Comments || Top||

‘Ask Prince Andrew About It’: Trump Warned Epstein's Island Was ‘Absolute Cesspool’ In 2015

[Zero Hedge] President Trump suggested in 2015 that reporters ask Prince Andrew about his good friend Jeffrey Epstein's so-called 'pedo' island, calling it an "absolute cesspool."
34-second Trump video clip in the link
According to The Sun, Trump's comments came around the time that accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleged that Epstein coerced her into having sex with Prince Andrew on three separate occasions when she was 17.

Giuffre described in detail a March 10, 2001 encounter with the prince in which she says she danced with him at a London nightclub before he had sex with her.
[Hmmm, not JUST Russian collusion?]
Posted by: Clem || 07/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is this one of those situations where we call the accuser a lying bitch? Or is that just with Democrats? Does royalty qualify?
Posted by: Thumper Grundy4208 || 07/18/2020 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Bridge to nowhere graphic on assignment elsewhere.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  How's it going, Andy? Ghisy?
Posted by: Clem || 07/18/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Ruger's SP101 Compact Revolver Is Small, But Packs Plenty Of Power
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 11:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  BEST small revolver made....IMO...I have two @ hand so to speak. HEAVY...but raw power. Both highly accurate.
Posted by: ranture || 07/18/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

#2  The .327 Federal round makes it a mini-cannon.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/18/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Whats the cost per round difference for that 327 versus 38spl/357 magnum?

Practice rounds make for better marksmen, and the best ammo in the world is useless unless you can afford to put a lot of it down range.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 07/18/2020 21:27 Comments || Top||

Astonishing moment thirsty squirrel BEGS a child for water - and then finishes off the bottle
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 00:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Squirrels are a bit more intelligent than we give them credit for, it seems.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/18/2020 16:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Metaphor for the welfare state.
Posted by: charger || 07/18/2020 16:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Only simpletons film vertically like that. And the squirrel did absolutely nothing wrong.
Posted by: jpal || 07/18/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Unmired in dull rural irrelevance,
Our urbanite squirrels got intelligence,
At gaming the system
Excelling! Can't miss them:
They're almost as bright as pink elephants!
Posted by: Pancho Uneang4294 || 07/18/2020 19:50 Comments || Top||

Britain's Princess Beatrice marries some guy
[Al Ahram] Britannia's Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, married her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor on Friday, in a small, COVID-19 secure ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth.

The couple originally planned to marry in May, but the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
lockdown forced them to reschedule.

"The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

"The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines."

Wedding ceremonies have been allowed in England since July 4, with a limit of 30 guests who must all maintain social distancing.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is that Princess Bugeyes or the other one? Always felt kinda sorry for her... for both of 'em, really.
Posted by: Snakes Lover of the Algonquins6820 || 07/18/2020 3:05 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 Is that Princess Bugeyes or the other one? Always felt kinda sorry for her... for both of 'em, really.
Posted by: Snakes Lover of the Algonquins6820 2020-07-18 03:05

...It's the other one. Looks a lot like her mom.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/18/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  There is a picture of the happy couple at the link, Snakes Lover of the Algonquins6820.

It’s sad, but I always thought of Prince Andrew’s two girls as the Ugly Stepsisters. They’re both awkward, for some reason, and their taste needed guidance from someone not their mother — they had the elements right, but not the final effect.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2020 8:15 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Millions of children in California, Texas and Denver are told it's likely they WON'T be returning to school in the fall as more states and cities opt for remote learning - despite Trump's push to reopen classrooms
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 10:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#2  We are all going to be exposed to it eventually.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/18/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#3  The best laid plans of mice & men.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/18/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  This will reduce the vote as one parent monitors the kids.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Voting by mail, baby!
Posted by: Clem || 07/18/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Ballot Box Stuffing™ Voting by mail, baby!
Posted by: magpie || 07/18/2020 19:08 Comments || Top||

And the Hits Keep on Coming....
[Legal Insurrection] If COVID-19 and a bubonic plague scare weren’t enough disease drama for 2020, there are disturbing reports of a deadly wildlife disease sweeping through the American southwest.

A virus tagged as "bunny Ebola" is decimating the rabbit population.

Across seven states in the Southwest, thousands of wild and domestic rabbits are dying from a rare outbreak of a highly contagious disease known as rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV2).
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/18/2020 06:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The usual suspects:

Mexico experienced an outbreak of RHDVa in domestic rabbits from 1989 to 1991, presumably following the importation of rabbit meat from the People's Republic of China. A second outbreak of RHD in domestic rabbits began in the state of Chihuahua in April 2020 and has since spread to Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, and Durango.

And now, California and the Southwest. I didn't see where it's dangerous to humans. Wikipedia
Posted by: Bobby || 07/18/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Predators and scavengers can also spread the virus by shedding it in their feces.

Not transpecies, yet.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  IIRC, rabbits are a plague in Australia. I hope they're taking notice.
Posted by: PBMcL || 07/18/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#4  "Here comes Peter Cotton Tail hopping down the bunny trail ; FWOSH! , Why Daddy, Why did you do that to Peter !?
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 07/18/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Not transpecies, yet. So, this implies that Hasenpfeffer should be OFF THE TABLE until the disease burns out.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 11:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Certain parties are trumpeting otherwise minor health events in the hope of precipitating another panic. There’s been something going through the elk and deer herds out west for decades, a kind of Mad Cow thing disease as I recall, with no more fuss than a requirement that the applicable state Department of Wildlife test the carcass for disease before it’s eaten.

Clearly, from the article, China has been handling the situation for some time. Given that China can handle it, there is no reason why we can’t. Not to mention that, as I understand it, hemorrhagic diseases burn out pretty quickly, unlike less deadly infections.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2020 18:03 Comments || Top||

#7  This is not new. Been reading about it annually for a while now
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2020 18:18 Comments || Top||

#8  I didn't have Bunnicula on my Bingo sheet.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/18/2020 21:34 Comments || Top||

CDC confirms coronavirus was already spreading throughout New York City from Europe by the time Donald Trump banned travelers from the EU and UK entering the US in March
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A new CDC report released Friday shows the first cases of COVID-19 in NYC came from Europe and not from Wuhan, China
    But the European strain originated in China, we were told.
  • It also shows stay-at-home orders, travel bans and school closures all came too late to stop the outbreak ravaging the Big Apple
    President Trump had to fight the CDC as well as Congress to even shut off China — remember the screams that he is a hate-filled, racist, xenophobe? How much worse would he have been castigated by all right-thinking people if he’d immediately cut off Europe, too.
  • Trump issued a travel ban on China on February 2 but it wasn't until March 13 that he placed restrictions on people coming from Europe
    By that point reports from Italy had everyone panicked.
  • The research shows cases were already rampant in New York by this time, with an estimated 1,170 undetected cases by in the week starting March 8
    Did we have tests yet, or was the CDC still trying to control it all?
  • The CDC described the findings as 'unanticipated' while Gov. Cuomo said it was 'damning' and proved key flaws in the president's handling of the crisis
    That’s certainly one perspective, though not an accurate one.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 00:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  O.k., Grandma Killer Cuomo, thanks for your input.
Posted by: Clem || 07/18/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#2  So NYC was the MAIN ACCESS point which lead to the pandemic taking hold in the USA.

Aren't these same group of LIBERAL Politicians that Ranted about Trump halting International travel?

Aren't these same group of LIBERAL-SOCIALIST Politicians that went out of their way to DEBUNK the Convid-19 Virus initially to keep the Coup Impeachment in the headlines?

Isn't these the Liberal-Socialist Politicians and Mayor even promoted a St. Patty's day parade and other mass gathering against Trumps and other Health Officials warnings?

Sure sounds like a lot of DC, state and local Liberal Socialist Politicians, plus a lot of DC appointed positions are seeking any way they can to get out from under their own deeds and words.
Posted by: NN2N || 07/18/2020 7:07 Comments || Top||

#4  CDC? I'm reluctant to believe anything from those jokers.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/18/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Did you warn him - your job?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/18/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Made sure to warn people to only lick the buttholes of three or four of your closest partners.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/18/2020 13:53 Comments || Top||

#8  ^Carpet merchants
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/18/2020 14:56 Comments || Top||

Nearly 800 US military medics deploy to California and Texas amid skyrocketing coronavirus infections – as officials in Miami push for face masks after becoming the new epicenter
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 00:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The statistics are questionable..
Posted by: Warthog || 07/18/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

Florida gang members are organizing COVID-19 parties for up to 400 people with the intention of spreading the virus, sheriff claims
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Massive street parties have left residents in fear in Osceola County, Florida

  • Sheriff Russ Gibson believes they are held to intentionally spread COVID-19

  • He warned that they are being run by 'unsavory' gang members

  • Shocking footage of the parties shows cars blocking off roads so party goers can dance and mingle in the streets

  • The groups come from central Florida and rent out vacation homes, Gibson says

  • Residents are said to be 'living a life of terror right now'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 00:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia’s Putin orders massive snap military drills
[Al Ahram] President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
has ordered snap military drills involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure "security in Russia's southwest," the defence ministry said Friday.

"In accordance with the decision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces snap exercises are being conducted by troops of the Southern and Western military districts," Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying in a statement.

The drills involve nearly 150,000 personnel including airborne troops and marine infantry of the Northern and Pacific Fleets, the defence ministry said.

The exercises also involve more than 400 aircraft and over 100 vessels and will be conducted in the Black and Caspian Seas, among other places.

The drills aim to test the Russian army's readiness to ensure "security in Russia's southwest where a serious threat of terrorism remains" as well as prepare for the Caucasus-2020 war games, the defence ministry said.

Earlier this month Putin, 67, oversaw a controversial vote that amended the constitution to allow him to serve two more six-year terms after his mandate expires in 2024.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

China’s Three Gorges Dam is at severe risk of breaking
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If it does break the closest similar flood will be the Lake Bonneville failure eighteen thousand years ago.
Wikipedia on Lake Bonneville failure

Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Quora has been discussing it too.
What would the effects be if the Three Gorges Dam were to collapse?
Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 1:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes, and a link in Quora discuses the severe consequences to the military downstream of the dam during a dam failure.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/18/2020 1:29 Comments || Top||

#4  These idiots have totally lost the mandate of heaven. Let's see now. Covid, floods, earthquakes, locusts, dogs and cats living in harmony. Oh, and everybody hates them and wants a pound of flesh. What could go wrong?
Posted by: Albemarle Gray4543 || 07/18/2020 4:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Confucius: "Saved guy who love chow
But cannot afford any now
Is man on a mission,
Face fateful decision:
Rice Christian or meet Chairman Mao."
Posted by: Black Charlie the Furry3236 || 07/18/2020 5:02 Comments || Top||

#6  If the Dam breaks, I’m gonna reach Over and wake up old Leroy.
Posted by: Phineter Turkeyneck6202 || 07/18/2020 5:06 Comments || Top||

#7  China warns of stronger flood

38 Million Evacuated so far.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 5:30 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 5:46 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 5:47 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 5:50 Comments || Top||

#11  CGTN livestream
Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 5:54 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 5:58 Comments || Top||

There is a much much bigger picture here.

IF the dam goes there will be a national famine that will starve likely millions.

Plus if the dam goes the flood will consume a major part of China's Manufacturing areas that produce roughly 60 to 70% of our store goods, consumed medical supplies, medications and etc...

Posted by: NN2N || 07/18/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#14  Did they try plugging it with Uyghurs? /s

Posted by: Airandee || 07/18/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#15  Three Gorges Dam is in the 'mysterious fires' targeting folder..... amirite ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#16  Brought to you by the Halliburton Weather-Modification Division.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/18/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#17  Did they try plugging it with Uyghurs?

Snarky Saturday off to a fine start!
Posted by: Raj || 07/18/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||

#18  "Phil Swift here, with Flex Paste™. We broke this dam, now watch me seal it with..."
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#19  ^ Snark of the day candidate Frank...outstanding!
Posted by: Warthog || 07/18/2020 8:39 Comments || Top||

#20  Regarding #13. Will be a real issue for us agreed. Cold Turkey is one way to break an addiction. Quickest yet most painful.

Sadly think of the deep states investment cratering.. /sarc off
Posted by: Warthog || 07/18/2020 8:41 Comments || Top||

#22  Thanks 3dc, definitely doing the work the media can't be bothered to report.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/18/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#23  From the Quora link above:
Three Gorge Dam is a concrete gravity dam. As the result, its structure is self-reinforcing. This means even if top section broke, the bottom part will be intact.

Perhaps, but if you have a 200-year flood upstream, while the reservoir is full, you have a 200-year flood downstream. Not like a 'dam breaking', more like it isn't even there.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/18/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#24  Bad Chinese concrete? Where have I heard that before.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/18/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#25  So maybe fly ash concrete isn’t the best idea?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/18/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||

#26  When are we starting the betting pool? I'm good for $5 and gimme July 28th.
Posted by: Raj || 07/18/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#27  ^ I'll take the 23rd. And on that day Ruth Ginsburg dies.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/18/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#28  Currently active with Clive Cussler Sahara Virus for July; thinking of Volcanic Outbreak for August with an extra chip on Kilimanjaro; perhaps Fuji.

Bookies are suggesting Insect Outbreak.

Jumanji is wild.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/18/2020 12:17 Comments || Top||

#29  Halliburton Infrastructure Fail department says "Wadn't us. Maybe Trump's fault..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/18/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

#30  Ginsburg will refuse to resign, for any reason, until after the election. For apolitical reasons, of course.
Posted by: gorb || 07/18/2020 15:29 Comments || Top||

#31  Hold your ears when a few hundred million Chinese all go "ooops".
Posted by: DooDahMan || 07/18/2020 20:03 Comments || Top||

Seattle-based Holland America Line has sold four cruise ships as part of parent company Carnival‘s downsizing
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  must be a really low price in order to attract any buyers.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/18/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Four Microsoft employees giving a one finger salute to Paul Allen?
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/18/2020 17:12 Comments || Top||

The cathedral of Nantes in the grip of enormous flames.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 05:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Strange how they never burned for hundreds of years. What is different now?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/18/2020 6:07 Comments || Top||

#2  A lady, agnostic, of Nantes
Lamented in 2040,
"My silly old parents'
Sad, solid adherence!
I don't go to church... and i can't."
Posted by: Uleling Hupitch8870 || 07/18/2020 6:25 Comments || Top||

#3  There is no coexistence with moslems and communists.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/18/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Catholic lightning?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 07/18/2020 10:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Don’t mess with the Flyash Liberation Army.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/18/2020 11:26 Comments || Top||

#7  This means war. I don't even care with who.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/18/2020 11:33 Comments || Top||

#8  One of The Classics.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/18/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Global warming?
Posted by: gorb || 07/18/2020 12:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Reminds me of:
Know Islam. no peace.
No Islam, know peace.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/18/2020 15:50 Comments || Top||

#11  Tit for tat, set fire to Muslims just for fun.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 07/18/2020 23:01 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
Man overboard! [British] Sailors told to stop using male-themed Navy terms like 'unmanned' and 'manpower' to avoid turning female recruits off sea career
[Daily Mail, where Americans get their news]
  • There is an acceptance in the Royal Navy service some terms are no longer appropriate

  • But one officer called it 'a pathetic, woke distraction from keeping Britain safe'

  • The word 'seaman' was dropped by Canadian Navy due to its 'double entendre'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 11:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Suicide Girls overboard.
Wikipedia on Suicide Girls
Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#2  And access portal will be sexual harassment.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  With as much metal as some of those girls are festooned with, they will sink out of sight.

I only commented because I rarely get to use the word festooned. Maybe a good fit, maybe not. Got to have fun where one can.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/18/2020 11:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Fire the sec of the Navy.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/18/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Next up: "Safe Warships" crewed only by the marginalized and disadvantaged.
Posted by: Matt || 07/18/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Do you really want a female sailor who would be offended by “man overboard” ? Are you really that stupid SecNav or just that gutless? Either way, you need to go, and the morons who urged this as well.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/18/2020 15:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Hopefully the American Navy is not as silly as the Brits and Canadians reported here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||

#8  You would be truly surprised as ro just how silly the Canadians can get. Frighteningly silly. Ask me how I know.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 07/18/2020 19:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Next: sailor caps replaced by püssy hats?
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/18/2020 19:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Army always had those so-called "C**t" caps.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 07/18/2020 21:28 Comments || Top||

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