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AI drone swarm ‘is used in combat for the first time as Israel deploy them to attack Hamas militants'
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Illegal Alien Out of Jail on Bail Accused of Beheading Man, Playing ‘Soccer with His Head'
[Beitbart] An illegal alien out of jail on bail in New Mexico is now accused of beheading a man and then kicking the man’s head around like a soccer ball, Breitbart News has learned.
That’s the kind of thing the Mexican narco gangs do...
Joel Arciniega-Saenz, a 25-year-old illegal alien, was indicted by a grand jury this week after being arrested for allegedly murdering 51-year-old James Garcia in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, the day after Father’s Day.

According to court records obtained by KTSM 9 News, Arciniega-Saenz is accused of decapitating Garcia before mutilating the rest of his body and kicking his head around like a soccer ball. At the time of the murder, Arciniega-Saenz was out on bail, according to Las Cruces Sun-News.

When arrested after Garcia’s mutilated body was found 10 yards from his head, Arciniega-Saenz allegedly confessed to the murder, telling investigators that he was seeking revenge because he believed Garcia had raped his wife four years prior.
They do that in narco gangs, too. What odds both parties are illegals and gang members?
At the park where Garcia’s body was found, Arciniega-Saenz allegedly confessed to confronting the man before stabbing him with a switchblade, decapitating him, and then playing “soccer with his head,” according to an affidavit.

Arciniega-Saenz allegedly told investigators he kicked Garcia’s decapitated head at about 14 vehicles nearby.

CBS 4 News reported that Arciniega-Saenz had an extensive criminal record. In 2017, he was accused of first-degree murder but a year later, the charges were dropped. In May, Arciniega-Saenz was arrested when he was caught throwing rocks at businesses.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seemingly confirmed to Breitbart News that Arciniega-Saenz is an illegal alien in the United States with an ICE detainer on him, requesting that local authorities do not release him from jail until they can assume custody.

“Under federal law, ICE has the authority to lodge immigration detainers with law enforcement partners who have custody of individuals arrested on criminal charges and who ICE has probable cause to believe are removable noncitizens,” an ICE official told Breitbart News.

“The detainer form asks the other law enforcement agency to notify ICE in advance of release and to maintain custody of the noncitizen for a brief period of time so that ICE can take custody of that person in a safe and secure setting upon release from that agency’s custody,” the official said.

Arciniega-Saenz is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center without bail.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 08:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Diversity is Our Strength!"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/06/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I think he should be released immediately...dead...but released immediately
Posted by: Warthog || 07/06/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||


#4  Superb place for that quote. Because that is an animal and needs to be put down.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/06/2021 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Used to be they would sew the face onto a soccer ball, but I guess kids these days don't understand quality work.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/06/2021 13:24 Comments || Top||

#6  But can he hit goal on a free kick from twenty yards out?
Posted by: Raj || 07/06/2021 16:17 Comments || Top||


America Goes Chicago: Nearly 100 Shot Across The Country During Holiday Weekend, Several Killed, Including 14-Year-Old Boy
[FoxNews] what is the % of POC on POC shooting? 85%? 90%? But AOC and The Squad will say it's my White Ass's fault
Lawless urban anarchy. Who could have possibly predicted such an outcome ?
And courtesy of Skidmark, some examples:
Chicago crowd sets fireworks, dances on cop cars; at least 61 arrested: report
[FoxNews] More than 90 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday evening.

Philadelphia cookout shooting leaves 2 dead; well over 100 shots fired: reports
[FoxNews] The three victims were among the roughly 20 people shot in Philadelphia between early Sunday to Monday morning.

Ohio Fourth of July block party shooting leaves teen dead, 11 people injured, including children
[FoxNews] Toledo Police Chief George Kral said officers were dispatched following a call around 12:24 a.m. Monday saying a male was shooting into the air and 300 people were fighting in the street near Lawrence Avenue near Wall Street.

Subsequent calls to 911 reported more shots being fired. When authorities responded to the scene, they found multiple people injured, Kral said.

He said many who attended the party were not cooperating with investigators. It was unclear what started the fight, and no suspects have been arrested.

More than 80 rounds were fired from multiple firearms, Kral said. No officers fired their weapons.
Posted by: Gragum Glolutle6724 || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:


#2  ^^^^
Appreciate the follow on post

While Americans are always out to 'set new records, and challenging old ones', I would prefer it not be this way.--- 140 killed...

This is not my blog, but I do feel the urge to comment, cigarette and coffee in hand.
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Good Morning Rantburg, Thanks for Being Here, Fred.
Posted by: Gragum Glolutle6724 || 07/06/2021 0:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Seen over at Insty - how come the Left imbues race into everything except the shootings?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/06/2021 13:55 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
San Francisco Neiman Marcus hit by shoplifters who fled with merchandise
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I really didn't need to watch the urban curbside shopping video. I doubt anyone else did either.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/06/2021 8:08 Comments || Top||

#2  So critical.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

#3  DA blames it on racism.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/06/2021 8:25 Comments || Top||

#4  What's the harm? The state has decreed anything less than $950 as worthless so ...
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/06/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^ Solution: price everything above $950!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/06/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#6  The mystery of the death of retail stores and the success of Amazon home shopping reveals itself.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/06/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Who says the idea isn't to drive Main Street businesses out of business in the first place?
Posted by: Jiggs Trotsky5854 || 07/06/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Solution: price everything above $950!

$950 + retail, purchased on a store card, "Customer Appreciation Discount" of item price - $950 at EOM statement, before interest charges.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/06/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Good news! The DA himself is worth less than $950.
Posted by: Matt || 07/06/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#10  What part of 'thou shall not steal' as a fundamental of civilization did you not understand?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/06/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#11  That was written by 'Old White Men", P2k.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/06/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||


#13  I look forward to shopping at $950 Dollar Tree.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/06/2021 12:59 Comments || Top||

#14  The sign on the door Please Wear a Mask, as the policeman is filming, is solid gold.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/06/2021 16:29 Comments || Top||

#15  ^^^^^
OK, Yea, Gotcha, I'll put on my mask...

Posted by: Slavilet Chirt2694 || 07/06/2021 19:32 Comments || Top||

#16  ^ Ooh! I want one that says "Poor Impulse Control".
Posted by: SteveS || 07/06/2021 19:39 Comments || Top||

#17 

Now Let's go to Neiman Marcus before all the "Good Stuff" is gone...and pull up your pants in case we have to make a run for it.
Posted by: Slavilet Chirt2694 || 07/06/2021 19:45 Comments || Top||


Wikipedia Has Become A One-Sided 'Thought Police' For Liberals, Cofounder Warns
[Just-the-News] Larry Sanger laments overwhelming sourcing to "globalist, progressive mainstream sources" and says site has become "an opponent of vigorous democracy."

Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is warning that the online encyclopedia has become too one-sided and overloaded with liberal sources in a way that harms democracy.

"In short, and with few exceptions, only globalist, progressive mainstream sources — and sources friendly to globalist progressivism — are permitted," Sanger wrote on his website in an article last week headlined "Wikipedia is more one-sided than ever."

"It is not too far to say that Wikipedia, like many other deeply biased institutions of our brave new digital world, has made itself into a kind of thought police that has de facto shackled conservative viewpoints with which they disagree," he added. "Democracy cannot thrive under such conditions: I maintain that Wikipedia has become an opponent of vigorous democracy."

Sanger cited as examples the entries for Black Lives Matter, the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump's two impeachments, and other politically divisive topics.

He also lamented that conservative sites like Fox News, the New York Post, and the Federalist are banned as official sources.

"Those might be contrarian or conservative, but they are hardly 'radical'; they are still mainstream," he wrote. "So, how on earth can such viewpoints ever be given an airing on Wikipedia? Answer: often, they cannot, not if there are no 'reliable sources' available to report about them."
Posted by: Glash Jolunter1191 || 07/06/2021 04:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is warning that the online encyclopedia has become too one-sided and overloaded with liberal sources in a way that harms democracy.

Some of us have known this for years.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/06/2021 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Top 10 Serious Problems With Wikipedia (Listverse, 2020)
also from Watts Up With That(Oct 2010):Wikipedia climate revisionism by William Connolley continues
I feel like we are revisiting that line from the first Die Hard movie: "welcome to the party, pal!"
Posted by: magpie || 07/06/2021 18:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Where's that Gomer / Jim Nabors photo?

"Surprahz, surprahz, surprahz!"

Posted by: Pearl Slolulet2717 || 07/06/2021 22:28 Comments || Top||


Made in China - Sold by Amazon
[Epoch News] "Made in China" is a phrase with which all U.S. consumers are intimately familiar.

In past decades, that term referred to major branded products sold at U.S. stores manufactured by factories located in China. For example, a Matchbox car bought from Toys "R" Us and made in China by Mattel. Today, U.S. consumers are increasingly purchasing Chinese-branded products from Chinese stores directly over the internet, and both Beijing and the world’s largest online retailer—Amazon.com—have been facilitating that trend.
Sure - they make money on every transaction.
On Amazon, 50 percent of all global sellers are based in China, according to data from Marketplace Pulse, a website that provides e-commerce market data. Those sellers store their goods and products in the United States at Amazon’s warehouses, so the items are shipped domestically and qualify for fast "Prime" shipping—also dubbed as the "Fulfillment by Amazon" program.
Amazon dot commie.
On paper, it shouldn’t be shocking that many products on Amazon are from China. But there’s a transparency concern. Since the sellers all market their products on Amazon’s local e-commerce websites, consumers may be unaware that they’re purchasing their products directly from Chinese stores.

Amazon has also actively courted Chinese sellers.

Amazon has built a Chinese-language website specifically catering to Chinese sellers, offering tutorials and guidance on setting up storefronts. Amazon also holds "seller conferences" in several cities across China to gather current and potential sellers for education and networking sessions.

The Seattle-based giant doesn’t disclose the number of gross sales made by third parties (non-Amazon sales) or the number of sales made by Chinese third-party sellers, so the magnitude of China-originated sales is unknown. A representative from Amazon declined to provide China-based sales numbers in an emailed statement.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Yeah, go Seattle, tax the umph out of them. [much like the old line - why can't both of them lose?]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/06/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Title is pretty much a summation of the American economy and politics.
Posted by: Hupanter Angiter6497 || 07/06/2021 15:42 Comments || Top||

#3  I was shopping for a chain made in this country. That turned out to be challenging. Turns out that many of the chainsaws you'd think were made in the USA, have parts made in China, and other parts of the far East.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/06/2021 23:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Full globalization.

Time to turn inward. Self-reliance to the extent possible. If we have to outsource then at least outsource to friendly nations.

End this insane suicidal dependence on China.
Posted by: Rupert Unererong8660 || 07/06/2021 23:37 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
[BB]‘Tomorrow War' Review: Amazon Delivers a Perfect 4th of July Blockbuster
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 09:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dumb fun, but if felt like a patchwork of ideas from better movies.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/06/2021 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  agree...Aliens, Predator, Starship Troopers.

Hey better than the usual drek from Hollyweird.
Posted by: Warthog || 07/06/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#3  The pitch meeting that launched the movie:The Tomorrow War Pitch Meeting.
Or not. Spoilers
Posted by: SteveS || 07/06/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Gotta be better than that bed pan sequel to Independence Day.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/06/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||


Natural Martian reactors that may have blown up.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 07/06/2021 01:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#2  (Not caused by global warming) Gabon's Natural nuclear fission reactor
Posted by: magpie || 07/06/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe they weren't natural reactors....
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/06/2021 19:22 Comments || Top||


US Army, post Analysis, Admits Genders Different in Fitness
[WesternJournal] According to a Military.com report, "early data shows nearly half of female soldiers can't pass the [equity fitness] test and might face being removed from service once it becomes official next year."

The Army is now considering a return to gender-specific fitness standards....

Army officials testifying before a House Appropriations Committee subpanel meeting last month proposed a solution to this dilemma: separating scores by gender so that men and women are not compared to each other.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not only is there going to be a run on nylons, but all the transgender troops, as they awaken from their surgeries (and perform fitness tests in high heels) will want to be tested with the easier criteria.

How does the House Appropriations Committee propose to deal with this?
Posted by: Fairbanks || 07/06/2021 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  ...but, but, equity! So much for equal pay for equal work. The enemy doesn't care, at some point everyone is an infantryman.

separating scores by gender so that men and women are not compared to each other.

How many genders? Thanks to the Junta you have to deal with at least three and, depending on the madness, maybe 53.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/06/2021 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3 
How does the House Appropriations Committee propose to deal with this?

Make them march in sensible shoes!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 7:55 Comments || Top||

#4  'Present for duty' and fat sojur standards have long been gender-specific.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/06/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#5  ...I've always thought that when it came time to downsize the Army, teams of retired officers and NCO should be mobilized to go to every command to do the annual weigh in. Warrant Officer techs recalled to calibrate/validate the equipment used. Those more than 5% above the limit process for early separation. That would be followed by a second review of all the records of those to be separated for any rater who stipulated that the individual met standards. That would be the second wave of separations for false official statements.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/06/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#6 
Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 07/06/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#7  How does the House Appropriations Committee propose to deal with this?

Mandatory vaccination?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#8  My older brother, before he retired, was rather sarcastic about the US Navy deciding that "physical strength wasn't that necessary". Why would you want an able bodied seamanperson be able to carry a wounded sailor by themselves to safety? Needing two sailors should be okay, right, Right?
Posted by: magpie || 07/06/2021 19:59 Comments || Top||

#9  Bet he wore the cotton uniform and tall socks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 23:39 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Azerbaijan mud volcano triggers huge blast in Caspian oil and gas fields
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:

#1  BBC:A huge explosion has been seen off the coast of Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea, sending plumes of black smoke and flames into the sky. The blast, which erupted in an area full of oil and gas fields on Sunday, was caused by a mud volcano, the government says. None of the oil farms were damaged and no-one was hurt. Mud volcanoes are formed underground by water, minerals and flammable gases, which can ignite when they erupt.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/06/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
‘Peeping Tom' shot 3 times by Texas girl's father is charged: report
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 07:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Followup from Thursday, last.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  What I expected, despite it being Harris County, it's still Texas. Yeah you occasionally get some BLM types on juries but the Hispanic population here is very much pro-self defense, especially in regards to kids.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/06/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Followup from Thursday, last.

Thank you for that key piece of information, Skidmark. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/06/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||


Meet the Only US President Born on the 4th of July
[WashingtonGazette] Of America’s 46 presidents, only one shares a birthday with the country itself—and he was a mighty fine one at that. Calvin Coolidge, our 30th, was born on July 4, 1872. In the summer of 2023, we will note the centennial of his assuming the presidency but it’s never too soon or too late to celebrate this remarkable man.
Posted by: Glanter Chaith4751 || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
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#2 
Posted by: Shinter Splat6598 || 07/06/2021 4:08 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Shinter Splat6598 || 07/06/2021 4:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Several, however, died on the 4th.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/06/2021 7:29 Comments || Top||

#5  July 4,1826 Jefferson and John Adams die on the same date.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/06/2021 7:40 Comments || Top||

#6  "Little Jamie" Monroe - 7/4/1831
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/06/2021 16:33 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Colombian army operation kills five rebels
Translated via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] At least five Bad Guys were killed in a major military operation that began in southeastern Colombia, the Colombian army's press office reported on July 5.

We are talking about members of the "Second Marketalia" group, which consists of former fighters of the rebel organization "Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
FARC or FARC-EP, is either a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization or a drug cartel based in Colombia. It claims to represent the rural poor in a struggle against Colombia's wealthier classes, and opposes United States influence in Colombia, neo-imperialism, monopolization of natural resources by multinational corporations, and the usual raft of complaints. It funds itself principally through ransom kidnappings, taxation of the drug trade, extortion, shakedowns, and donations. It has lately begun calling itself Bolivarian and is greatly admired by Venezuela's President-for-Life Chavez, who seemingly fantasizes about living in the woods and kidnapping people himself. He provides FARC with safe areas along the border.
" (FARC). The army attacked their camp in the village of Guayaba (municipality of San Vicente del Caguan).

For the attack, the military used ground units and aircraft. During the operation, two members of the group were also captured. Weapons and ammunition were seized from them.

As reported by IA REGNUM , in mid-May, former FARC leader Jesus Santrich was killed in 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 exceeded places like Honduras and El Salvador. A significant proportion of the populace refugeed to Colombia and points south...
. The rebel's associates blamed the Colombian military for his murder.
Posted by: badanov || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Commies


China-Japan-Koreas
Interesting statement on Taiwan from Japan deputy prime minister
[Twitter & Bloomberg]
Posted by: 3dc || 07/06/2021 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  ...This was a quiet, direct warning from our Japanese friends. I'd say the Chinese would be wise to heed it, but I suspect they're beyond rational geopolitical thought right now.

This will not end well.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/06/2021 6:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, the Chinese keep the fires warming about the last the clash with Japan, wherein a smaller Japanese army dominated a good portion of China. However, you could interpret the comment is directed to the Junta in Washington that 'no, you are not going to get away with just doing hand wringing if China does act, mumble and equivocate'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/06/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  I would be unsurprised if the Australians and some of China's neighbors wanted a little bit of that action.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/06/2021 15:50 Comments || Top||


Four of the top countries for COVID vax rates all using ChiCom vaccines now have highest outbreaks of new infections.
[TWITTER]
Posted by: 3dc || 07/06/2021 01:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Covid: Israel and South Korea strike Pfizer vaccine deal
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Hackers demand $70 mn after Kaseya ransomware attack
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Hackers were on Monday demanding $70 million in bitcoin in exchange for data stolen during an attack on a US IT company that has shuttered hundreds of Swedish supermarkets.Researchers believe more than 1,000 companies could have been affected by the attack on Miami-based firm Kaseya, which provides IT services to some 40,000 businesses around the world. The FBI
...Formerly one of the world's premier criminal investigation organizations, something for a nation to be proud of. Now it's a political arm of the Deep State oligarchy that is willing to trump up charges, suppress evidence, or take out insurance policies come election time...
warned Sunday that the scale of the "ransomware" attack — a form of digital hostage-taking where hackers encrypt victims’ data and then demand money for restored access — is so large that it may be "unable to respond to each victim individually". Sweden’s Coop supermarket chain was among the most high-profile victims, with "a majority" of their 800 stores still closed three days after the hack paralysed its cash registers, front man Kevin Bell told AFP. Coop is not a direct customer of Kaseya’s, but its IT subcontractor Visma Esscom was hit by the attack. Bell stressed that the situation was looking "positive compared to a few days ago", but the few hundred stores that have reopened were relying on alternative payment solutions, such as customers paying using their smartphones.

Experts believe the attack was probably carried out by REvil, a Russian-speaking hacking group known as a prolific perpetrator of ransomware attacks. A post on Happy Blog, a site on the dark web previously associated with the group, grabbed credit for the attack and said it had infected "more than a million systems". The FBI believes that REvil, which also goes by the name Sodinokibi, was behind a ransomware attack last month on global meat-processing giant JBS, which ended up paying $11 million in bitcoin to the hackers. The blog post claiming responsibility for the Kaseya attack said the hackers would post a decryption tool online "so everyone will be able to recover from attack in less than an hour" — if they were handed $70 million in bitcoin.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...that has shuttered hundreds of Swedish supermarkets.

Why? Oh, that's right. You 'saved' so much money by doing away with clerks who knew the price of the products or stockers who put little price tags on everything for automated systems. The old system where just providing them hand calculators could keep the store open. Then again the item tracking would be lost and the automated books couldn't be run to pay taxes but require an accountant to do. However, now you are closed and in effect out of business.

Good IT practices are like a fire department. You usually don't need one but then its too late if don't have one.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/06/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#2  The story going around now is that they have lowered their "ask", possibly getting antsy:
https://twitter.com/jackhcable/status/1411906687968161792
The other story going are is "how much would it cost to have the ruskya mafya to just whack you and be done with it?"
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/06/2021 20:29 Comments || Top||

#3  "how much would it cost to have the ruskya mafya to just whack you and be done with it?"

This is something I was wondering the other day. Nothing personal, just bidness. Governments are either constrained, useless, or in on the deal. Private contractors to the rescue!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/06/2021 20:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Why are we not making common cause with Russia against China?
Posted by: Jack Greamp6869 || 07/06/2021 21:22 Comments || Top||


Europe
[BBC]Paedophile ring sentenced in Germany
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 08:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under:


#2  I have great regard for the rule of law and due process, but some people just need shooting.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/06/2021 12:42 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
IRS in chaos: Nearly 35 million tax returns are STILL unprocessed and just 3% of phone calls are being answered as Americans try for months to get through to a human on the other end
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The IRS has been facing what the NTA described as 'a perfect storm'.

Despite severe cuts over the last decade, the IRS had to issue a third round of economic relief payments, implement new rules affecting unemployment benefits, and new guidelines for eligibility around other tax credits.

The IRS is also now responsible for new child benefits


But the Pubs are said to be at fault, because they won't pass a bill that includes more funding for the IRS -- which apparently can only be included within bloated, budget-busting, something-for-everyone bills.

I say, the IRS (and the people) are being held hostage by the Dem-controlled Congress.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/06/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  The State of Georgia sent my refund in less than 10 days. Lesson learned, my Federal withholding will be adjusted accordingly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/06/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Lucky me - I owed a bunch.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/06/2021 19:33 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Widespread protests demand arrest of Dodo Bheel killers
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Widespread protest was registered in different towns of Tharparkar district against the failure of Thar police to arrest the killers of Dodo Bheel and the subsequent brutal torture on the protesters and journalists by police under the supervision of SSP.

People from different walks of life staged the demonstrations in various towns again on Monday to register their protest against the unabated police atrocities of the police both against protesting relatives of the victim and journalists, who went to cover the demonstrations staged by BIF and other parties in Islamkot town late Sunday night.

During the shelling and baton charge as many as eight journalists including Imtiaz Dharani, Jhaman Misrani, Sadiq Bajeer, Junaid Azd, Ghazi Bajeer, Sudheer Rathore, Sadiq Bajeerand others sustained injuries.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Southeast Asia
Singapore To Become One Of First Nations To Stop Counting Covid Cases As It Plans To Treat Virus ‘like The Flu'
[TheSun]
Posted by: Fleregum Jones8496 || 07/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Singapore is about the size of Rhode Island. It is probably controlled by China and allows China to allow businesses to exist without taxing them to death.
Posted by: Greang Choluper7586 || 07/06/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Or they figured the charade is over, time to get back to business.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/06/2021 16:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Of the countries tracked in Worldometers, Singapore is 112 in population, just under six million.

#133 in cases per million and

#198 in deaths per million.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/06/2021 16:51 Comments || Top||



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