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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chicago man, 18, is charged with sexually assaulting his female relative, 7, after the 'abuse was livestreamed to the girl's teacher and classmates during a remote learning session'
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 08:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Terrifying moment an excited fisherman reels in his catch in the Northern Territory - only to find a giant crocodile on the end of the line
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 09:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:


The ancient cat that was hidden for 2,200 years: Geoglyph is uncovered etched into a hillside at site in Peru that was home to mysterious desert-dwelling civilization
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 09:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6571 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Queue Georgio in 3-2-1....
Posted by: Warthog || 10/19/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Grom thought the cat had a virus?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/19/2020 12:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Totally legit.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2020 14:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Hot scoop for the catnip-addicted:
Pet experts and newshounds conflicted!
Grammatical error
As rat shares "sheer terror"
At "gato gigante" depicted.
Posted by: Katie Scoige of da Yats6006 || 10/19/2020 16:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Stylishly it looks like a Greenpeace tag.

Or a kindergartner's kangaroo.

Or Chewbacca, hiding on Endor.

On the side of a small mound; doesn't make sense.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2020 23:01 Comments || Top||


Joe wears TWO masks to Delaware church
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 01:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under:


#2  ^ and a condom
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Can't mask a hard drive. No matter how disgusting they are, show the nation Hunter's photos.

Joe Biden has been pimping his son for decades.
Who's pimping Joe Biden?
Posted by: Oscar Lumplump5974 || 10/19/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Can't mask a hard drive. No matter how disgusting they are, show the nation Hunter's photos.
Somebody's missing a chance: distribute copies of the data on Hunter's abandoned laptop worldwide, using either HDD's or flash drives. The content of the data is probably illegal to distribute (or even possess), though.
Posted by: Dino Omomble9051 || 10/19/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Restrict your airflow, Joe, and you'll get hypoxia.

Perhaps that explains your mental state?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/19/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Looks like he’s wearing a N95 under the cloth mask. Like my dentist and many doctors do.
Posted by: KBK || 10/19/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Gotta where to masks lest he accidentally catch some morality.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 10/19/2020 14:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Looks like he’s wearing a N95 under the cloth mask.

Could be a bonnet.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2020 15:29 Comments || Top||

#9  ...or a Hannibal Lecter thing-y. Won't know till we examine all the photos on Honey's hard drive
Posted by: Elmater Greregum5346 || 10/19/2020 16:38 Comments || Top||

#10  That is to allow him to sniff women and underage girl's hair safely.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/19/2020 16:44 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ like the Dennis Hopper character (Frank, The Well-Dressed Man) in Blue Velvet
Posted by: Glolutle Elmaviper6021 || 10/19/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||

#12  Joe wears TWO masks to Delaware church

One for each mouth?
Posted by: gorb || 10/19/2020 19:52 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Neil deGrasse Tyson warns asteroid could hit Earth day before election
[NYPOST] An asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election, according to celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson — but it’s not large enough to do any serious damage.The famed astrophysicist said the space rock, known as 2018VP1, is hurtling towards Earth at a speed of 25,000 miles per hour and may clip the planet on Nov. 2.
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"It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election," he wrote on Instagram.

But he added that the flying object is nothing to lose sleep over since "it’s not big enough to cause harm."
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"So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe," he said.

NASA had previously identified the asteroid rocketing toward Earth, but put its chances of actually striking at less than 1 percent.

"It currently has a 0.41% chance of entering our planet’s atmosphere, but if it did, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size," the space agency said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  2018VP1
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 0:49 Comments || Top||


#3  Not the Bee?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2020 5:38 Comments || Top||

#4  "Look, I'm relevant"
Posted by: Neil The Grass Tyson Chicken || 10/19/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Tyson attended the Barack Obama School for Getting Ahead Solely Because of Your Skin Color
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/19/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#6  To small to do anything, may even miss the Earth. Talk about a nothing story.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/19/2020 9:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Big Ben-sized asteroid to fly past Earth this week
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ I saw Rothlisberger on TV yesterday.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#9  Miniature not-so-Hyper-stellar mass 'NGT-Zero' causes earth impact.
Posted by: magpie || 10/19/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Send money.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Wait a minute, folks. This could be really big! What if it's a black Black asteroid? Like, even blacker Blacker than me Me?
Posted by: Neil the Totally Not Angry at All6006 || 10/19/2020 16:52 Comments || Top||


Blazes roaring through Colorado and Utah
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope no one shows this to Saint Greta - all that carbon and particulate matter going into the air!

How DARE you!?! Put it out, RIGHT NOW!!!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/19/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Police recover youth's body with eyes gouged out in Feni
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:


Three nasty rapes in Bangladesh
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]



Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Belarus: ⚡️Helicopters were spotted flying towards Partizansky Avenue
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese military beefs up coastal forces as it prepares for possible invasion of Taiwan
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 09:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Commies


China warns it will take Americans hostage if DOJ doesn’t drop charges against researchers
[NYPost] Beijing is threatening to take Americans in China hostage if the Department of Justice doesn’t drop its prosecution of several Chinese research scientists arrested on U.S. soil this year, according to a report on Saturday.

Chinese government officials have repeatedly warned their U.S. counterparts that Americans in China face being detained if its demands are not met, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The drastic action — dubbed "hostage diplomacy" — would be in retaliation for the arrests of at least five Chinese military-affiliated scholars visiting American universities to conduct research.

The scientists were charged with visa fraud for allegedly lying to U.S. immigration authorities about their active duty statuses with China’s People’s Liberation Army.

The nation first began issuing the warnings over the summer, after Chinese research scientist Juan Tang, who worked at the University of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, Davis, was questioned by the FBI and took up residence for a month in China’s the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
consulate.

Chinese officials vowed to retaliate if she wasn’t allowed to leave the consulate and return home, according to the report.

U.S. officials expected China to make good on the threat — but it didn’t, and the FBI arrested Tang in July when she left consulate grounds, the Journal reported.

Tang is currently out on bail after pleading not guilty to visa fraud charges. Her lawyer, Malcolm Segal, denied that China had sought to interfere in his client’s case.

At least four other researchers have been accused of hiding their ties to the Chinese military and pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
to similar charges.

The State Department ordered China in July to close its Houston consulate and told all Chinese military researchers remaining in the U.S. to leave.

Sources told the Journal the decision was made after U.S. officials said Chinese diplomats were coordinating with the scholars to collect cutting-edge scientific research from American universities.

A State Department front man declined to address China’s alleged threats but told the newspaper, "We warn U.S. citizens that business disputes, court orders to pay a settlement, or government investigations into both criminal and civil issues may result in an exit ban which will prohibit your departure from China until the issue is resolved."

"We are aware that the Chinese government has, in other instances, detained American, Canadian and other individuals without legal basis to retaliate against lawful prosecutions and to exert pressure on their governments, with a callous disregard of the individuals involved," said John Demers, head of the Justice Department’s national security division.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Yeah, even if they are expats that's a bad idea.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  I am worried that China attacks Taiwan on Election Day.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/19/2020 1:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Thought the Chinese were better traders. There are several hundred thousand adult children of wealthy merchants and high CCP officials in the US.
Posted by: Angoluter Thremp3808 || 10/19/2020 1:38 Comments || Top||

#4  This is crazy, it's like some banana republic.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2020 2:05 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: 3dc || 10/19/2020 2:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Right now it’s a non-kinetic War we’ve generally not been paying attention to for a couple of decades. But with talk like this, and after hitting us with the COVID-19 Frankenvirus bioweapon, it could easily go hot. Like old-Japan, they’ll regret if they wake the sleeping giant.

We’ve some 20% of world’s COVID-19 deaths, but are less than 5% of world’s population. Reason? The COVID-19 viral strains (there are many worldwide) released in the USA are much more recalcitrant and lethal than those released elsewhere.
Posted by: cingold || 10/19/2020 3:57 Comments || Top||

#7  The COVID-19 viral strains (there are many worldwide) released in the USA are much more recalcitrant and lethal than those released elsewhere.

Evidence?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2020 3:59 Comments || Top||

#8  It appears that The Lancet considers “metabolic risks”—obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, to be aggravating factors for a higher covid mortality rate.
These Four factors which, we should all know by now, have a higher prevalence in wealthier countries, due to the human disposition in this current era for generally lazy overindulgent behaviour.

"As the Lancet editors note in an accompanying editorial, those statistics are also how COVID-19 turned the US into a country with one of the highest rates of infection and death in the world. "

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/10/the-preexisting-conditions-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Educate yourself before talking shit, aka Commie Stooge.
Posted by: Pink Charlie Sperens6603 || 10/19/2020 5:21 Comments || Top||

#9  I don't know if this was addressed to me or to cingold. The reply is totally irrelevant to my post, but - it's also irrelevant to cingold's. Because such conditions as Lancet describes (unless they've redacted it by now - they do a lot of it lately) apply to all western countries.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2020 5:46 Comments || Top||

#10  ... And, in fact, New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2020 5:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Mr. Lockdown has spoken. Heed his qwords
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2020 6:15 Comments || Top||

#12  Historically considered and act of war.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/19/2020 6:32 Comments || Top||

#13  Good. Commence decoupling.
Posted by: Ebbainter Ebbaish4837 || 10/19/2020 6:57 Comments || Top||

#14  Ref #8: .....“metabolic risks”—obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, to be aggravating factors for a higher covid mortality rate. These Four factors which, we should all know by now, have a higher prevalence in wealthier countries, due to the human disposition in this current era for generally lazy overindulgent behaviour.

These factors are at least elements of the equation, coupled with our aging population. Almost as troubling, apparently there is still no Wuhan 'deep dive', definitive explanation, white paper, or legal finding regarding the origins.

Evidently, if you are president of the local bank (hold the notes to all farm loans), owner of the factory, or superintendent of schools, draft deferments for your graduating senior can be more easily arranged. Same smell, little town-big town. Power and influence, money, and lots of it ?

I've seen the movie, perhaps you have as well. Same plot, they're just speaking Chinese in this one.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2020 7:39 Comments || Top||

#15  Of course this assumes that government statistics from all over the world are worth something...I'm not so sure.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/19/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#16  ...the CIA believed them, then the Soviet Union collapsed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/19/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#17  ...the CIA believed them Is that the same CIA that was completely unaware that Soviet subs during the Cuban Missile Crisis had nuclear weapons on board along with high level Soviet commanders who had full authority to launch them as they saw fit? Hat tip: Soviet Navy Vice-Admiral Vasily Arkhipov. I wonder what JFK would have done instead had he known this little fact.
Posted by: Dino Omomble9051 || 10/19/2020 9:40 Comments || Top||

#18  The Lancet, one a reputable medical journal, is no longer a reliable source for anything other than medical gossip and left-wing talking points.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/19/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#19  Almost any adult doing business with the CCP at this point would have it coming to them.
Posted by: charger || 10/19/2020 12:12 Comments || Top||

#20  We should have been treating China for the past several decades the same way we treated the USSR. But too many Americans were too busy making big bucks with the slave labor that the CCP had to offer. I have little sympathy for those Americans and I'm not sure I could endorse a shooting war on their behalf. I do believe it's way past time for another Cold War.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/19/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#21  The US had a high death rate because Governor Cuomo is an idiot.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/19/2020 16:11 Comments || Top||


Chinese military beefs up coastal forces as it prepares for possible invasion of Taiwan
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6539 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Course, a couple of Littoral Destroyers traversing the strait would disrupt pretty much all of that.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  I worry about Election Day for China's attack on Taiwan and maybe Guam
Posted by: 3dc || 10/19/2020 1:17 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 10/19/2020 7:46 Comments || Top||

#4  An invasion of Taiwan would require a D-Day level of effort. Taiwan is about as far from China as Normandy is from England, around 100 miles. Nasty channel to go through. Requires massive logistical support. Massive amount of sea lift capability (which China currently lacks).

In order for the invasion to have even a shot of working, not only will China need air superiority over the island (where the air forces are roughly parity when factoring in Taiwanese SAMs and MANPADs and modern western jets), but they will have to get almost 2.5 million men landed within 30 days before typhoon season hits. They simply don't have the capability to do so currently.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/19/2020 9:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Thanks for these insights DV.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||

#6  I was talking with a ....colleague about this recently. He remarked that Taiwan specifically does not have plan for PLA POWs. Well they have A plan, just not one that involves taking prisoners....

There is just no way for the PRC to achieve tactical surprise on this. Sure they can light up Taiwan with missiles/rockets and degrade ROC C4I but eventually they have to put boots on the ground.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 10/19/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#7  If you have to feed somebody BB, it might as well be the 'fishes'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/19/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#8  I've never understood this constant drum banging. Any invasion of Taiwan just... wouldn't be worth it. You would have to destroy everything that makes Taiwan worth invading (the people, the cities, the infrastructure). I don't doubt that the Chinese are stupid enough to do that, but it just defies all sense. This is exactly what they did through 2019 in Hong Kong as well.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 10/19/2020 15:15 Comments || Top||

#9  I've never understood this constant drum banging.

The CCP always goes into overdrive when Taiwan gives hints of abandoning the One China idea. Or when they are having issues domestically. Gives the people something to rally behind the CCP.

Both of these are happening now, along with the trade war with the US and the lack of dollar access for the CCP.

I don't think they will try to invade as right now it is a not even 50-50 shot at success. Maybe in 2024 with more sea lift ships built and a China friendly US administration. But I still think China won't really risk it unless they stand to lose significant face with Taiwan going full independent or an imminent collapse of their political power internally. Just isn't worth the risk. Although the CCP may be on very shaky ground right now and if Trump wins again, the April window where the weather is better in the channel may be go time. October is better if the CCP can hang on that long.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/19/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

#10  Why assume they're rational?
Posted by: Spike Gray1879 || 10/19/2020 16:13 Comments || Top||

#11  "I've never understood this constant drum banging. Any invasion of Taiwan just... wouldn't be worth it."

As w/HKSAR, the CCP is playing to its 1.4 billion internal audience. The long range plan is to either assimilate (or replace) the current populations of TWN and HK..one way or another. In HK they've done through a slow (150/day) migration from the PRC over the course of the last 23 years. I suspect the TWN approach will be a bit more dynamic and shorter in length.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 10/19/2020 20:09 Comments || Top||

#12  If China attacks Taiwan, Taiwan should destroy the Three Gorges Dam.
Posted by: Kofi Cleremble2192 || 10/19/2020 20:36 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Amid historic absentee voting, rejected mail-in ballots could have 'significant effect' on outcome
[JustTheNews] Up to 3% of first-time mail-in voters see their ballots rejected, potentially upending projected vote totals.

Rejected mail-in ballots could play a decisive role in the 2020 election, with a small but critical number of dismissed ballots potentially flipping poll numbers on their head and handing President Trump another surprise victory Nov. 3.

Americans are voting by mail in record numbers in 2020, driven largely by months of public health warnings that due to COVID-19, Americans should avoid large gatherings, particularly indoor events, and should avoid touching commonly used surfaces or objects, inescapable realities of in-person polling locations.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Gonna be funnier than all get out if the mail-in ballots put DJT over the top.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/19/2020 4:24 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Early Voting Numbers in Key States Are Surprising and Good News
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/19/2020 4:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Long, long lines in Georgia for early voting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2020 6:56 Comments || Top||

#4  (thought problem) If the early voting period is twice as long as last time,

but you can't get twice as many poll worker volunteers,

what happens to the waiting time?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/19/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ = no change assuming # of shifts per polling worker increases proportionately
Posted by: Snusoter Phealing6540 || 10/19/2020 8:56 Comments || Top||

#6  could produce a scenario in which weeks pass and no clear winner is determined.

telegraphing their strategy
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/19/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
The nuclear option: Fleet of B-52s - that carry the country's airborne nuclear deterrent - line the runway before taking off within minutes of each other in show of force
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana hosted a readiness exercise with eight of its B-52 bombers

  • The planes lined the taxiways as they prepared to take off at very short notice in an ‘Elephant Walk’ display of strength

  • The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions and has been the backbone of U.S. strategic bomber forces for more than 60 years
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/19/2020 09:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6552 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mike K- didn't you work on these?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2020 10:21 Comments || Top||

#2 
#1 Mike K- didn't you work on these?
Posted by: Frank G 2020-10-19 10:21


Frank,

Yes sir, I had that honor - 379th Bomb Wing(H) at Wurtsmith AFB, MI. We flew B-52Gs (all gone now sadly) and had a reputation as the best G wing in SAC.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/19/2020 17:46 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Extremely cool
Posted by: Matt || 10/19/2020 19:56 Comments || Top||

#4  More on the 379th at Kimbolton, UK WWII.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2020 20:06 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2020 20:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Potestas Accuratioque - Power and Precision

Cool indeed, Mike!
Posted by: SteveS || 10/19/2020 20:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Accuracy. Not same as precision.
Posted by: Injun Dingle6475 || 10/19/2020 20:51 Comments || Top||

#8  No, but it does alliterate.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/19/2020 20:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Power and Precision

Nothing to do with potatoes, then? Good to know. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/19/2020 21:08 Comments || Top||

#10  You say potestas, I say [peaceful] protestas...
Ahh, let's call the whole thing off
Posted by: Boss Snenter4805 || 10/19/2020 22:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Out sailing, an Ocean Beach pagan
And pacifist priestess of Dagon
Hissed, "Oh, how disgraceful!"
"I know! 'Mostly Peaceful?'"
And then they got swamped by the Reagan.
Posted by: Neil the Totally Not Angry at All6006 || 10/19/2020 23:19 Comments || Top||

#12  And then they got swamped by the Reagan.

I'm literally laughing out loud. In the literal sense of literal.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/19/2020 23:35 Comments || Top||


Know Where Your Ammo Comes From!
[Guns America] In 1968, American troops in Vietnam reported scattered incidents where dead NVA soldiers were found with parts of their exploded rifles protruding from their skulls. Technical Intelligence attributed this to poor metallurgy and bad ammunition. The situation was a little more complicated than it appeared.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2020 08:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6544 views] Top|| File under:

#1  interesting read. I would quibble with the assertion a 81MM mortar has no home self-defense use. Think big :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  81mm mortar would certainly help Antifa/BLM terrorists to pick another neighborhood.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/19/2020 11:47 Comments || Top||

#3  oops 82
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#4  With its high trajectory, I can see a light mortar being useful in urban environments. Especially for home defense where you could make use of pre-sighted Target Reference Points.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/19/2020 12:02 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought this was going to be a story on Mexican and S. Korean ammo makers.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 10/19/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Only Mexican made ammo I have used is Aguila in my .38 Supper 1911s. I've had no problems with it. Next time I need .45 ACP I'll probably try theirs if the price is right...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/19/2020 13:22 Comments || Top||

#7  82mm mortars are Russian and Chinese. US uses 81mm mortars. So 81 is correct for the US.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/19/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#8  .. VC/NVA lots of times used 60mm - lighter and still a problem for US infantry, they wished for those to be issued - nice to shoot back easier
Posted by: Hupeng Ulusomp9431 || 10/19/2020 20:15 Comments || Top||

#9  I remember reading somewhere, perhaps in Ghost Soldiers, a briefing went something like, "If you have to use a knee mortar, do not fire it off of your knee!."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/19/2020 23:13 Comments || Top||


Despite pandemic, teens faring better with more sleep and family time: study
h/t Instapundit
[ChristianPost] While the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in declining mental health for many adults, teenagers, particularly those in two-parent households, have been faring better thanks to more sleep and spending more time with their families, according to a new report.

The new report, released Tuesday from the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University, is titled Teens in Quarantine: Mental Health, Screen Time, and Family Connection.
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#2  SD Unified has struggled with academic performance, decides that's unnecessary. Try and get into college, idiots
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2020 6:16 Comments || Top||

#3  We already have way too many people going to college and getting worthless BA degrees. I predict that eventually (maybe sooner rather than later with the covid virus) college enrollment will drop--which means less pressure in the K-12. What this all means for K-12 is less clear...but a lot of this stuff may wind up being irrelevant.
Posted by: Tom || 10/19/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#4  I predict that eventually (maybe sooner rather than later with the covid virus) college enrollment will drop

Easy prediction - shotgun, fish, barrel:
First-Year College Enrollment Plummets 16%
Posted by: Pliny Speaking for Boskone1165 || 10/19/2020 9:03 Comments || Top||

#5  I never could understand why school graded on a curve, just grade on mastering the subject matter.

Either one understand the subject or they don't, grade accordingly, not grade in comparison to other students.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 10/19/2020 15:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Many foreign-born professors in our college math department graded on a curve because they didn't know how to teach, and failing 80-100% of the class might expose that fact.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 10/19/2020 15:08 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 - I had a professor like that in 1970 - wanted to give a third-year engineering class 20 F's and 10 D's. I did all the work before the first exam and got 42/100 - the class average. The next time I opened the book was the night before the second hour exam, and I got 40/100 - two points less than the class average.

The Dean got him to bump everyone up one grade - 20 C's and 10 D's. I got a C or a D, but made the Dean's list the next semester.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/19/2020 16:30 Comments || Top||

#8  After Patterson expressed concerns at this week’s meeting, the board will also review potential student disparities stemming from its zero-tolerance disciplinary policy on cheating in the coming weeks.

Eh, can you run that past me again? Are they going to allow cheating? Or perhaps allow it for only people of a certain skin color? (more likely)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/19/2020 16:40 Comments || Top||



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