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-Lurid Crime Tales-
At least five wounded in Gresham shooting — second mass shooting of the day in Chicago
[CHICAGO.SUNTIMES] At least five people were maimed in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Gresham on the South Side, hours after five people were shot on the West Side.

The group was on a sidewalk near a food mart at 79th and Justine streets when a silver car pulled out of an alley and three button men got out shortly after noon, reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill said.

The trio opened fire, striking four men and a woman, she said.

Two of the victims were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn: A 27-year-old woman grazed in the hip and in good condition, and a 40-year-old man shot in the face and at death's door.
Two others were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center: A 32-year-old man shot in the lower back and listed at death's door, and a 50-year-old man shot in the side and also at death's door.
A fifth person, a 36-year-old man, was shot in the ankle and initially refused treatment on the scene, but he later went to Christ Medical Center and was listed in good condition,
The shooting occurred across the street from the Target DevCorp Auburn Gresham Community Outreach Center, an anti-violence organization.

Autry Phillips, executive director of Target DevCorp, said his team was just starting their shift when the shooting happened.

He said the spot where the people were shot is a "hangout for individuals that don’t work or that’s off work and just needed to blow off some steam so they’re coming outside. It’s a nice day, why not come outside and hang out on the block?"

He said the victims are not gang members and were not hurting anyone. "Unfortunately someone made the decision to pull the trigger," he said.

Phillips said his team was now working in the community to prevent any retaliation. "What we try to do first is to try to make sure the families are okay."

Phillips said it was troubling that the shooting happened so close to his organization, but added that these attacks can happen anywhere in the city. "At any time at any place, anyone in Chicago can get hit" he said. "We have shootings that’s next to the Chicago Police Department, we have shootings that’s next to schools."

Earlier Wednesday, four women and a man were shot as they stood in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The victims, all between ages 18 and 34, were listed in good condition.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:

-Great Cultural Revolution
CNN Medical Analyst Wen: Life ‘Needs to Be Hard' for Unvaccinated Americans
[Breitbart] CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen said Friday that life needs to be "hard" for Americans who have not received a coronavirus vaccine with "twice weekly testings."

Wen, the former Planned Parenthood president, said, "So now we have this delta variant that is much more contagious. Because it’s more contagious, it’s going to be even harder for us to reach herd immunity. We’re going to have to vaccinate an even higher proportion of people to get there. What happens, then, if we end up having another variant developing that’s even more contagious, that could cause more disease, that could evade the protection of our immune system?"

She added, "So how quickly we can get this under control and which way we go depends on what we do now to overcome disinformation. What we really need to do at this point is make vaccination the easy choice. It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated. Right now, it’s kind of the opposite. It’s fine. It’s easy if you’re unvaccinated. You can do anything you want to do anyway. At some point, these mandates by workplaces, by schools, I think it will be important to say, hey, if you want to opt-out, you have to sign these forms, get twice weekly testing. Basically, we want to make getting vaccinated the easy choice. That is what it’s going to take for us to actually end the pandemic."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 05:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There really has to be something else going on here. What is it ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^ Global depopulation. Are you being coy with your question?
Posted by: Tyranysaurus Jones4656 || 07/15/2021 5:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Having set their feet on this path in order to Get Trump!, and then humiliate Trump’s voters, they now must walk it to the end, or be revealed for all the world to see as vindictive fakers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 6:42 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ I figured it was the drugs, particularly Fentanyl. Silly me
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#7  The more they push, the harder I resist.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/15/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Had my 2 Pfizer, can't wait for the booster.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 13:09 Comments || Top||

#9  Perhaps the foot soldiers, useful idiots, and true believers TW. But the game itself would have stopped when it ceased being in the larger interest. Question is, what exactly does that larger interest mean.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/15/2021 15:01 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ You must submit to them, the one party system aka 'The Swamp'.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/15/2021 20:13 Comments || Top||

#11  ^^ Every detail of your life is subject to their authority
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/15/2021 20:43 Comments || Top||

Mental health professionals will be dispatched to 911 calls in Chicago instead of cops following defund the police protests - as gang members now outnumber officers ten to one amid mass exodus from the force
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under:

#1  fuck em
Posted by: Chris || 07/15/2021 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  When city gummint teams up with gangs, this is what you get.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/15/2021 1:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Gonna have to get more popcorn. Who has the francise these days?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/15/2021 2:05 Comments || Top||

#4  No police protection means no firefighters and means no ambulances.
Are they telling us that these snowflakes will "advance under fire"??
Posted by: magpie || 07/15/2021 2:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Gonna have to get more popcorn.

According to a computer model from MIT, given the way the world is going, we totally run out of popcorn in 2030.

Are they telling us that these snowflakes will "advance under fire"??

Prediction: after the first couple of 'em get shot, the rest will either want an armed escort and we are back to where we started, or they will simply bail and the whole thing will fall apart.

Most people with half a brain will look at ideas like eliminating the police and think, "That's stupid!". But as a philosopher said, "It's a fine line between stupid and clever". Sure, this sounds stupid, but if we have never tried it, do we really know? Perhaps there is some incredible non-linearity that makes everyone nice once we eliminate the cops. I say we do the experiment and if it doesn't work (hint: it won't), we have evidence we can point to next time some dumbass brings it up.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/15/2021 2:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Oh, they won't get shot. They'll get stabbed; they'll get other people stabbed; they'll get taken hostage and raped; they'll get other people taken hostage.

The taxpayers of Chicago will be on the hook for atrocities that would have been prevented had someone present applied $10 worth of ammunition.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/15/2021 5:04 Comments || Top||

#7  However urban American decides to handle it is fine with me. Suicide is pretty much a personal choice.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 5:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Soviet Union style "Mental health professionals"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 5:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Good and hard.
Posted by: Tyranysaurus Jones4656 || 07/15/2021 5:16 Comments || Top||

#10  What a pathetic joke. Yes indeed, " Suicide is pretty much a personal choice".
Posted by: Dale || 07/15/2021 6:38 Comments || Top||

#12  ^The shooting happened outside the Target Area DevCorp, a nonprofit anti-violence group

What does it profit thee to be anti-violent?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 7:07 Comments || Top||

#13  In Chicago, "non-profit anti-violence group" means "gang front used to channel tax payer dollars to the gang". They're invariably staffed by "ex-gangmembers" who still toe the line on associates and territory, and who often end up shot of shooting someone else
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/15/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#14  and which definition of "dispatched" are we talking about there?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#15  According to a computer model from MIT, given the way the world is going, we totally run out of popcorn in 2030.

If you put the government in charge of Iowa, you'd run out of popcorn.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 10:20 Comments || Top||

#16  HA, good one #15. You got my vote for snark of the day.
Posted by: Dale || 07/15/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#17  Reminds of the corporation commission's short lived plan to have 'environmental volunteers' armed with the power to red tag oilwells go out and inspect for any violations...and the resultant hilarity. Oh, and reloading.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/15/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#18  Business Opportunity of the Day:

Like the tv show Live PD. Except Pay Per View.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#19  So instead of a TV show that follows cops we get a TV show that follows mental health professionals on 911 calls. Instead of Cops, we'd get Mental Health Professionals. I'd watch the first few episodes but, as has been noted, I don't think it would last very long after the first few of them get whacked.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/15/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#20  ^

Bad boys, whatcha want ♫
Watcha want, whatcha gonna do?
When Miss Squiggly come for you ♪
Tell me whatcha wanna do, whatcha gonna do?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/15/2021 13:02 Comments || Top||

#21  they should go ahead and bring their own body bags, i wager
Posted by: Retard Strength || 07/15/2021 13:06 Comments || Top||

#22  Investment Tip of the Month !!!
Posted by: Percy Darling of the Faith1699 || 07/15/2021 13:18 Comments || Top||

#23  How about those Cubs huh...

Posted by: Percy Darling of the Faith1699 || 07/15/2021 13:25 Comments || Top||

#24  I'd watch the first few episodes but, as has been noted, I don't think it would last very long after the first few of them get whacked.

People pay, what, $30 PPV for MMA Fight Night, bring in 1million views, three episodes and we are set. No overhead, combat pay camera man in latest body armor, and pay off the college debt of the Mental Health Professional.

Start a rivalry, get it really going. "Hey Green Bay...Chicago had two survivors...I don't think you can top that!"

I think this is even better than Hipppe-hug-a-polar-bear.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

#25  The best part is we rid ourselves of hordes of useless 'Mental Health Professionals" who are often just a plague upon humanity.
Posted by: Zorba Slolung9893 || 07/15/2021 17:26 Comments || Top||

Baltimore public high school students earning below 1.0 GPA nearly doubled during pandemic
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under:

#1  if that's their gpa it don't matter
Posted by: Chris || 07/15/2021 1:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey, they're beating Blutarsky...
Posted by: Raj || 07/15/2021 1:30 Comments || Top||

#3  ^^^
Thats Rayciss - He was White

But you are right they are beating him....

In the Movie 🎦... The Blute is said to become a US Senator... We got a 100 ... pick one... you won't be far off.
Posted by: Chusing Grumble7392 || 07/15/2021 1:35 Comments || Top||

#4  With them out of the classroom the lie that they "studied" unravels
Posted by: magpie || 07/15/2021 2:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Good ole Square Root Club.
Posted by: Lowspark || 07/15/2021 4:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Lefties are always agitating for some sort of mandatory public service for the young. How bout this: If you don't make a realistic predetermined cut to go into high school, you get the national service track instead. Would give some the incentive to work harder to avoid it, and it could be tailored to beat the "too cool for school" out of the rest.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/15/2021 9:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Gonna have to help me here....is that an improvement?

High school students who studied remotely during the pandemic suffered more depression, struggled to learn and felt more isolated than those who attended school in person, damning study finds

Yeah that bell has been ringing for 12 months now.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 10:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Baltimore public high school students earning below 1.0 GPA nearly doubled during pandemic lockdown

Posted by: Angstrom || 07/15/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#10  An important distinction.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#11  somewhat surprising that the schools have the courage to give failing grades
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/15/2021 15:23 Comments || Top||

LGBTQIA+ admits it is racist and will yield to the QTBIPOC
You go... whatever y’all are!
[TheBlaze] "For years, we have volunteered our time with Boston Pride because we care about and are passionate about the LGBTQIA+ community... The committee went on to say that they were trying to listen to concerns from QTBIPOC, which stands for Queer, Trans, Black, and Indigenous People of Color.

"It is clear to us that our community needs and wants change without the involvement of Boston Pride. We have heard the concerns of the QTBIPOC community and others. We care too much to stand in the way," the statement continued.

"Therefore, Boston Pride is dissolving," they added. "There will be no further events or programming planned, and the board is taking steps to close down the organization."
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:

#1  i'm glad i'm to fucked up to understand that
Posted by: Chris || 07/15/2021 1:30 Comments || Top||

#2  E I E I O
Posted by: Bunyip || 07/15/2021 1:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Calvinball comes to the woke and the confused, which if you made a Venn diagram would be pretty much the same crowd.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/15/2021 1:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Calvinball, indeed. If you give in they'll only come back for more tomorrow
Posted by: magpie || 07/15/2021 2:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Etoain shrdlu
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#6  R'lyeh fhtagn!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/15/2021 12:25 Comments || Top||

#7  As the snake sheds its skin, you can only get it to spin fast enough to swallow itself.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#8  I believe it won't be long when the black supremacists will do to the LGBTers what the LGBTQers did to the feminists.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/15/2021 12:51 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 Ouroboros
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2021 13:24 Comments || Top||

#10  There was a madman called Soros,
who fed every ouroboros.
His experiments with life
and radical strife
made everything rather torturous.

The money behind the transgender movement
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/15/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Nurse demonstrates key sticking to her body, suggesting this stems from COVID shot.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 06:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Canadian Doctor Believes Two-Thirds of Vaccinated Could Die of Heart Failure

Canadian doctor Charles Hoffe believes that the mRNA vaccines manufacture microscopic blood clots in the capillaries of the vaccinated and at least 60 percent could eventually succumb to heart failure.

by Free West Media July 14, 2021

Canadian Doctor Believes Two-Thirds of Vaccinated Could Die of Heart Failure

Charles Hoffe, who practices medicine at Lytton British Columbia, explained: “We now know that only 25 percent of the ‘vaccine’ injected into a person’s arm actually stays in your arm. The other 75 percent is collected by your lymphatic system and literally fed into your circulation so these little packages of messenger RNA, and by the way in a single dose of Moderna ‘vaccine’ there are literally 40 trillion mRNA molecules.

“These packages are designed to be absorbed into your cells. But the only place they can be absorbed is around your blood vessels and the place where they are absorbed is the capillary networks – the tiniest blood vessels where the blood flow slows right down and where the genes are released.

Your body then gets to work reading and then manufacturing trillions and trillions of these spike proteins. Each gene can produce many, many spike proteins. The body then recognises these are foreign bodies so it makes antibodies against it so your are then protected against Covid. That’s the idea.”

But instead, the product becomes part of the cell wall of the vascular endothelium. “So it is absolutely inevitable that blood clots will form because your blood platelets circulate round your blood vessels, and the purpose of blood platelets is to identify damaged vessels and stop bleeding. So, when the platelet comes through the capillary it suddenly hits all these Covid spikes and it becomes absolutely inevitable that blood clots will form to block that vessel.”

A blood test called a D-dimer blood test, clearly revealed this disconcerting development.

“The blood clots we hear about which the media claim are very rare are the big blood clots which are the ones that cause strokes and show up on CT scans, MRI, etc. The clots I’m talking about are microscopic and too small to find on any scan. They can thus only be detected using the D-dimer test.”

In performing D-dimer tests on his mRNA jabbed patients, Hoffe discovered that at least 62 percent of them had these microscopic blood clots.

“These people have no idea they are even having these microscopic blood clots. The most alarming part of this is that there are some parts of the body like the brain, spinal cord, heart and lungs which cannot re-generate. When those tissues are damaged by blood clots they are permanently damaged.”

This causes Reduced Effort Tolerance (RET) due to the blood vessels in the lungs being blocked. As a result, the heart needs to work harder to compensate for the blocked vessels. The condition is known as pulmonary artery hypertension, which inevitably leads to heart failure.
Posted by: Phaish Whenter8890 || 07/15/2021 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Could be an upturn in estate sale firearms sales. A Canadian cloud with a silver lining, something other than snow and ice ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#4  # 2- I agree. Lifetime impairment and a shortened lifespan. Like having a team with three players on your side being three hundred pounds and the rest sickly 90 pounders. Autoimmune system permanently compromised. I compare it to an aids-HIV person.Symptoms(sound familiar)-"HIV will slowly and surely damage the immune system (the body's natural defense system against infections). This eventually makes people vulnerable to a wide range of health problems."
Posted by: Dale || 07/15/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#5  #2 Not just American Doctors suffer from megalomania?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 9:59 Comments || Top||

#6  The nurse is an idiot. Please don’t post any more articles like this.

With regard to the micro-clots, how does this compare to other vaccines? How does this compare to the illness itself? I honestly don’t care how this vaccine compares
to no vaccine, as that is a different risk calculation — nothing is perfectly safe.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#7  And Now a Musical Interlude - Black & Brown Acid Jazz

Posted by: Flamp Jusoling5745 || 07/15/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#8  #^TW here you are Blood Clot Risk from COVID-19 Higher than After Vaccines: Study

The chance of developing cerebral venous sinus thrombosis was nearly 10 times higher in the two weeks following a diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection than after receiving an mRNA vaccine, a data analysis finds.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#9  100% will die (eventually) of "heart failure" -- like everyone else.
Posted by: magpie || 07/15/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#10  The nurse is an idiot.

I seem to remember those were Grom's words in response to early reports from Wuhan.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Sins of the Flesh
Lucky Dube
I lie awake at night
And I think about it
Where I have been
And who I' ve been with
'Cause all around me
I see them dropping like flies
Source: MetroLyrics
Posted by: Percy Darling of the Faith1699 || 07/15/2021 13:05 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Flash flood chaos in Europe: DOZENS dead across Germany and Belgium and scores more missing as buildings are destroyed and families left trapped on rooftops after heavy rain strikes the continent
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 08:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:

#1  North America's Hurricane/Tropical Storm ELSA made it to Europe, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Please don't blame this on Global Warming / Climate Change or any other Hocus Pokus Pseudoscience B.S. .. this has happened many times in weather history.
Posted by: Wooden Bucket 🗑 2021 || 07/15/2021 10:09 Comments || Top||

#2  German Army corps of engineers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

#3  The parent storm, which was strong but not unusually so, was very slow moving. This was the main cause of the flooding.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/15/2021 16:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Es ist kein Uberflüss! Es ist ein Bundeslevee gefällure!
Posted by: Speik Ruthersquank9708 || 07/15/2021 18:44 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
'Please protest and loot responsibly'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Jacob Zuma's son has urged looters to 'do so responsibly' and called for his father to be freed after South Africa's lawlessness entered its sixth consecutive day amid fears of a 'humanitarian crisis' with food, fuel and Covid medicine shortages.

The former president was locked up last Friday for failing to appear in court on corruption charges, prompting riots and looting across the country, with police forces totally absent or in some cases, officers participating.

Duduzane Zuma took to Instagram to call for his father to be freed and the Covid lockdown to end, claiming that with troops now deployed the country was 'just one massacre away from a complete spiralling out of control.'

'For the people that are protesting and looting, please do so carefully and please do so responsibly. Because you cannot hold people responsible for defending what they love,' Zuma said.

The 37-year-old, who has his own ambitions to run the country, said that 'finger pointing' was not going to help because the government must 'feed the poor people that are looting' as he blamed lockdown-fuelled economic inequity for the chaos.

But the raging unrest has lost any sense of its loose political origins, descending into wanton lawlessness, including gang shoot-outs in the streets, people queuing up with cars to loot warehouses and malls, and wealthy Indian and white South Africans forced to take up arms to protect their homes.

A 13-year-old boy was rubbed out at a mall outside Johannesburg on Wednesday during skirmishes between vigilante taxi drivers and looters.

And two coppers were caught on camera with their cars packed full of allegedly looted household supplies and even a flat-screen television.

Now President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to call up more soldiers after deploying 2,500 troops to bolster overrun police forces in in Johannesburg and Durban. But rioting has also spread to Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Soweto.

Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under:

#2  I thought they’d be happy the ‘Boks beat the British Irish Lions yesterday
Posted by: Beavis || 07/15/2021 8:53 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Cuban President acknowledges his government's shortcomings as demonstrators take to the streets for a fourth day to pressure Biden to intervene
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 07:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#2  Cuba protests: Tax on food and medicine imports lifted
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#4  "Acknowledging his gummit's shortcomings"....WTF kind of democrat is he.

Must be getting awfully serious down there.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Riot all you want, as long as the Cuban Cars are alright. We all have priorities.
Posted by: Bob Jones6336 || 07/15/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Number 5 in the lineup looks like a green Studebaker.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#7  If only Pitbull had supported the one president in the last 30 years who would actually do something about it, rather than threaten him with assassination.
-sips coffee-

And as much as I like a classic line, those cars belong to the Cuban Kardassians. You can tell by the road worthy tires.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#8  it was so unusual to have a dictator acknowledge mistakes that this was covered, at least to some extent, by ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/15/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

#9  #6 looks like a '51 Bel Air sedan!
Posted by: KBK || 07/15/2021 21:24 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Moment Russian fighter jet intercepts US spy plane over the Black Sea as region continues to be a flashpoint
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 08:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:

2 Armenian solders reported missing
Direct Translation through Google Translate. Edited. From an Armenian military new release.
[MinDefenseArmenia] At dawn on July 14, in foggy conditions, while performing official duties with a military vehicle, contact was lost with Aramayis Torozyan, a driver of Arthur Nalbandyan, a serviceman of the RA Armed Forces N military unit located in the south-eastern direction of the Republic of Armenia.

Search and rescue operations were launched immediately, but have not yielded results yet.

Through the mediation of the Russian side, the incident is being discussed with the representatives of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

The possibility exists that Torozyan will appear in the Azerbaijani territory.

Let us add that Arthur Nalbandyan and Aramayis Torozyan were unarmed.
Posted by: badanov || 07/15/2021 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under:

Russia outpaces world’s top militaries in new armaments, less spending
Sure, but it’s Russian manufacturing. Better than Chinese, no doubt, but even so.
Yeah, well, while defense contractors and the military are so worried about the past enslavement of Negros, Russian operatives will be walking off with trade secrets.
[TASS] Russia is outpacing many of the world’s advanced armies in developing new armaments with much lesser defense spending, Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Mikhail Popov said in an interview with the government’s Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily on Wednesday.

This has been largely achieved through the implementation of the previous version of the national security strategy that was effective from December 31, 2015, the security official said.

On July 3, Russia’s new version of the national security strategy was published and a decree on its approval was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"The state’s defense capability that guarantees Russia’s reliable protection from an entire range of military threats is the basic result of the work that has been carried out. Advanced armaments and military hardware are arriving for the troops in a planned manner," Popov said.

"The latest strategic missile systems are on combat alert and the number of strike aircraft with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles as well as warships outfitted with long-range precision weapons is growing. We are also outpacing many advanced armies of the world in developing new armaments with a far smaller defense budget," the security official pointed out.

"The Russian Armed Forces are "combat-ready, mobile, modern, compact and capable of coping with their assigned tasks in any conditions," he said.

This was proven by the Russian air taskforce in Syria and Russia’s peacekeeping operation in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict zone," he specified.

Throughout the duration of the previous version of its national security strategy, Russia managed to achieve basic strategic goals in its national defense, such as strategic deterrence and the prevention of military conflicts. Also, the country’s mobilization readiness was boosted, along with the preparedness of the civil defense forces and capabilities, the deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council said.

"These tasks were addressed in the process of implementing Russia’s military doctrine and defense plan for 2016-2020, and other military planning documents amid the restrictions imposed to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic," the security official explained.
Posted by: badanov || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How many are pre-91 Soviet programs with spiffy new white/red/blue paint?
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Posted by: Sholuck Phaviter3407 2021-07-15 01:02

One of the most underappreciated muscle cars of all time. My compliments.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/15/2021 6:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Point and laugh, but the US Navy is worried that the RIO is cultural appropriation.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Sure, but it’s Russian manufacturing. Better than Chinese, no doubt, but even so.

The other way around. Chinese manufacturing is based on the western model and have access to higher tech than the Russians. Chinese do have weaknesses like engine manufacture but they have the money to make mistakes and keep improving.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/15/2021 20:56 Comments || Top||

Unidentified man busted in Tver with a hand grenade
[REGNUM] A man who threatened to set off an explosion at the Redkino railway station was detained in the Tver region, TASS reports on July 14, citing the Moscow Interregional Investigation Department for Transport (MMSUT) of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

According to preliminary data, the man was standing at the station with a grenade and behaved inappropriately.

It is not yet known whether the grenade was combat or training.

The motives for his action are being investigated.

Posted by: badanov || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:

Russian military operations have an impact on weapons development
Direct Translation of the article via Google Translator
[REGNUM] During the military operation in Syria, the Russian military tested more than 320 types of various weapons, including helicopters, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with the labor collective of the Rostvertol company.

"We have checked more than 320 types of different weapons, including, by the way, your helicopters," said Shoigu.

"One of the helicopters that we saw today is the result of the Syrian operation," he added.

According to the head of the Russian military department, the helicopters that the enterprise is now producing, as a result of their combat use in Syria, "have undergone major changes."

At the same time, he noted that the guarantee of the safety of equipment and helicopters is their weapons, which are more long-range than the enemy's air defense systems.

"Today we have such weapons. And this is thanks to the operation in Syria, thanks to you, those who are involved in this," Sergei Shoigu said to the employees of Rostvertol.

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Lithuania passes new asylum laws to deter migrants
They’re just thinking in terms of local political refugees, but they’re preparing themselves for Muslim colonists moving in from the West and south as well.
[DW] The bill allows for the detention of asylum seekers and curbs migrants colonists' right to appeal. Lithuania claims neighboring Belarus is using migrants colonists as a "weapon."

Lithuania's Parliament on Tuesday approved a raft of new laws tightening the rules on migration and asylum.

The new legislation is intended to deter high numbers of asylum seekers crossing European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
member Lithuania's border with Belarus.

What is the new legislation on asylum seekers?

The bill prevents any release of migrants colonists from detention for six months after their arrival.

It also curbs the right of appeal for rejected asylum-seekers and stipulates that migrants colonists can be deported while their appeals are under consideration.

A total of 84 politicians in parliament supported the bill, with one against and 5 abstentions.

Several non-governmental organizations have said the decision to detain the migrants colonists violates Lithuania's international obligations, as well as the rights of the asylum seekers.

"The law is a potential human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
violation, and it does not correspond to EU directives," Lithuanian Red Thingy program director Egle Samuchovaite told news agency Rooters.

"It enshrines the current bad situation in Lithuania's detention centers in law and leaves vulnerable people in an even more vulnerable situation."

What is the EU-Belarus dispute over migrants colonists?

On Monday, Lithuania accused Belarus of using migrants colonists as a political "weapon" to put pressure on the EU.

The country's foreign minister, Gabrielius Landsbergis, told DW that Belarus was using refugees from war-torn countries as "human shields" in an attempt to force the bloc to ease sanctions.

The EU has imposed a series of sanctions on Minsk over what it says is an "escalation of serious human rights violations and the violent mostly peaceful repression of civil society, democratic opposition and journalists, as well as the forced landing of a Ryanair flight" in order to detain a dissident blogger and his girlfriend.

In response, Belarus vowed to allow migrants colonists to cross into Lithuania.

Vilnius accuses Minsk of flying in migrants colonists from abroad to send to the EU. Last week, Lithuania began building a fence along the border and deployed troops to prevent migrants colonists crossing illegally into its territory.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

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The party of pedophiles backs one of their own - McAuliffe supports Morrisay
[Free Baeacon] Five years after calling on him to resign, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe spoke at a fundraiser for a state lawmaker who served jail time in an underage sex case.

McAuliffe, who served as governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, threw his support behind Democratic state senator Joe Morrissey in 2019, five years after Morrissey, 63, was charged with having a sexual relationship with his then-17-year-old part-time receptionist.

McAuliffe initially called on Morrissey to resign as a state delegate after the conviction, calling the charges "disturbing." But five years later, McAuliffe flipped and campaigned for Morrissey after he won the Democratic primary for a state senate seat. McAuliffe's change of heart is raising questions about his political motivations—in 2019, he called on Virginia Democratic governor Ralph Northam to step down due to a blackface scandal but two years later said he was "honored" to accept Northam's endorsement.

"What I love about Joe is he will fight for you," said McAuliffe at a fundraiser event at Morrissey's home in 2019. "And the people most in need is the one he will fight for, and that's what I respect about Joe Morrissey."

Morrissey told the Washington Free Beacon that McAuliffe's initial call for him to resign in 2014 was "politically expedient" and noted that McAuliffe changed his tune only after Morrissey won the state senate primary and became an important figure for Democrats seeking to maintain a majority in the state house last year.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 05:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'Politically expedient', a.k.a. something those ignorant rubes will probably believe.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/15/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

#2  17-year-old part-time receptionist

Illegal, but not exactly pedophilia.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#3  The Democrats wish to normalize pedophilia because to them up is down, left is right, good is evil and depraved is glorious.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/15/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Business Johnson & Johnson recalling sunscreens due to benzene traces
[AP] Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is recalling five of its sunscreen products after some samples were found to contain low levels of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure.

The affected products, packaged in aerosol cans, are Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, and four Neutrogena sunscreen versions: Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen and UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen.

The recall includes all can sizes and all levels of sun protection factor, or SPF. The products were distributed nationwide through retailers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 05:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The products simply are not selling. People just not sunbathing like they used to. Something about the harmful effects of exposure to the sun. The real money is in vaccines.

Maybe those old timers with the bonnets, long-sleeves, and wide brimmed hats knew something.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Drat, drat, drat
Now what am I gonna use in my Tiki Torches
Posted by: Andy Forkbeard5727 || 07/15/2021 9:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Cancer-causing chemical found in 78 sunscreen products

Been saying that for 40 years.

Cancer myth: Nanoparticles in Sunscreen
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 13:08 Comments || Top||

#4  About time they gave 'RoundUp' a break.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#5  It was all a simple error. That benzene was supposed go go into the vaccine production.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/15/2021 16:13 Comments || Top||

A static fire on this massive booster today.
Go to link in title to see the monster.
This is a test one that will just attempt to static fire without blowing up. It only has 3 engines instead of the required 33 to 35 engines. BN4 will be the one to launch if this prototype doesn't blow up. See the photo in the story.

Posted by: 3dc || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thought a fire was a bad thing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 13:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course, the FAA just said that it hasn't approved the environmental impact statement for the launch tower, so it may have to be torn down.
I'm serious.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/15/2021 13:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Gosh, it almost seems like the Feral Govt is messing with Elon. Did he piss someone off?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/15/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

Twenty-Year Trail Behind COVID
[Freedom of Speech] A 20-YEAR trail of patent applications concerning the virus responsible for Covid-19 proves it is neither new nor the result of a jump from animals to humans, an inquiry has been told.
I saw a video clip yesterday, which tickled my fancy. Today I wrote down the three patent numbers featured in the clip and found this article.
Instead, the patents show that a natural virus, harmless to humans, was subjected to numerous laboratory modifications which ’weaponised’ it, such that it could become the basis of a marketing campaign for tests and vaccines which are of questionable value to the public health, but which have proved to be a financial bonanza for drug companies.

A dossier of evidence supporting these claims has been presented to the international Corona Investigative Committee headed by Reiner Fuellmich, a senior German lawyer specialising in exposing corporate swindles. The committee has been taking testimony from scientists and other experts since July last year.

The dossier was submitted last week by Dr David Martin, who heads M-CAM International, a US company which monitors innovations relevant to financial interests.
Martin was the speaker in the five-minute video clip I saw yesterday. I can't post a .mov file.
First made public more than a year ago, Martin’s allegations were widely dismissed as ’conspiracy’ by so-called fact-checkers, who at the time were promoting the view fostered by the scientific establishment that the virus had a natural origin.
From the referenced US Patent 7270327 - The present invention relates to methods of producing recombinant nidovirus vectors, particularly coronavirus vectors, and expressing heterologous genes from said vectors.
Even more problematic, the patent record showed that in 1999 Anthony Fauci, head of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), found the ‘malleability' of the coronavirus made it a potential candidate for vaccines against HIV (the purported cause of AIDS, for which US taxpayers have contributed more than $300billion in research and treatment over the past 35 years).
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
‘Anthony Fauci funded research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specifically to create – and you cannot help but lament what I am about to read, because this comes directly from a patent application filed on April 19, 2002 – "an infectious replication defective coronavirus".'

This virus was specifically targeted to invade human lung epithelia, the protective cells lining the lungs, Martin said.

‘In other words, we made SARS. Before there was ever any alleged outbreak in Asia, which as you know followed that by several months.
He's talking about the first SARS coronavirus, in 2003.
‘Throughout the fall of 2001 we began monitoring an enormous number of bacterial and viral pathogens that were being patented through the National Institutes of Health, NIAID, USAMRIID [the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases], and a number of other agencies internationally that collaborated with them.

‘Our concern was that coronavirus was being seen not only as a potential manipulable agent for potential use as a vaccine vector, but it was also very clearly being considered as a biological weapon candidate.
Bits and pieces posted here. Read it all, if you have time. This might be bubbling to the surface again.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Asians spoke of this warfare during Vietnam. Old idea as old as any warfare using poisons on enemies.Who were the enemies a husband,tunnel rats of any nation, enemies water hole or food supplies.
Posted by: Dale || 07/15/2021 6:36 Comments || Top||

Ever notice many of the names calling for the reduction in the worlds human population, are also the same ones that keep popping as involved somehow in the history of this mess?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/15/2021 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  At this time I have lost several friends my age not long after they were stuck. Reports of others also. This is a long term experiment with a definite shorter lifespan for those stuck. I give up talking about this to the public. It is like the politics rule the mind.
Posted by: Dale || 07/15/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

Ever notice many of the names calling for the reduction in the worlds human population...

Yes! Interesting isn't it?

At this time I have lost several friends my age not long after they were stuck.

By design. I also know of colleagues and associates that checked out shortly after being stuck. I will not take this vaccine.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 07/15/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Fat Bob...I no longer have 'friends my age' and I'm still avoiding the jab.

Anything the gummit pushes that hard should be looked at with skeptisism.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Yep. We don't want you to become magnetic - the World is not ready for the Magneto Boer.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#7  The only thing I seem to attract is skeeters and no-see-ums g(r)om.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#8  ^Mosquitos & flies? Maybe Fauci trained them to attack unvaccinated.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#9  Dear Visitor Living in Georgia USA

To rid yourself of "skeeters & no c'ems" include this in your diet... See #10

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Posted by: Bob Jones6336 || 07/15/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#10  How many jabs/year are you house arrest people up to now? 3?

At what point, if you don't mind, is hiding in your bedroom gaining 50 pounds with a maxi pad on your face actually more dangerous than a 1/100 infection rate, 1/100 of infections being bad, and 1/100 of bad infections 'leading' towards a fatality?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

Thank you sir for sending me your photograph...
2 Covid shots & a booster administered within the last 90 days you say...and you were accused of lifting utensils at 6 restaurants and mobiles from two vendors, AT&T and Verizon...
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel de Medici7339 || 07/15/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#12  Thanks Bob! It's all coming back to me now. Never had a problem with those critters during my few visits to the ROK. I always attributed it to the howling frigid weather. Now I knows !
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#13  At the risk of sounding pedantic, swksvolFF, your diatribe has 3 little misconceptions.
(a) The infection rate is not constant - it increases with the fraction of the infected in the population.
(b) The death rate is not constant - it depends on the number of sick relative to the available medical services*.
(c) If vaccination doesn't make you immune for life, undergoing the disease - even if you recover (see b) won't make you immune for life (think common cold).
Other than these three - really minor points, your argument is perfectly cogent & rational.

*Lets do an example.
A state has 1000 ventilators. Survival rate for people who need one is (let say just for example) 70%. Survival rate of people who need ventilator but don't get one is 0%. Now, as long as you have less than 1000 seriously ill 70% survive. If you have more than 1000, some will not survive. And some doc gets the fun of deciding who lives and who dies.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#14  I don't know g(r)om...."your results may vary."

When someone mentions hospital ventilator here, they might as well be saying hospital hospice.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#15  ^In Israel survival rate of people on ventilator is like > 90%.

On the other hand, I know this 26 years old guy who had Covid. Nowadays, he walks a 100 meters, he has to sit & rest. Before Covid, he was an officer in Golani recon.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

#16  Golani recon.....? Is that some sort of hiking club ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#17  ^Israel: An army unit called Sayeret Golani
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#18  I had a seat on that bus 15 months ago.

Then I started to notice that fellow passengers had underlying psychosis of hypochondria which festered in the ideal environment making my wife look like Pigpen, to the point they couldn't even (paper) mask effectively.

My favorite, to date, is the unsolicited advance into my place of business to sing the Song of Covid, taking the mask off to do so, from 5 yards out, yelling to make up the difference. Yeah. No spittle there.

Close second, similar circumstances, maskless in here, gets in car, puts mask on.

I mean, I have one hundred stories per day of Not-Covid. Never have I advocated someone do something they are not comfortable with. Never have I demanded someone do what I would not do myself. Those favors have only been wielded against me.

Mask works. Great. Wear your mask, I"m no threat. Vax works. Great. Get your Vax, I'm no threat.

Exercise, Diet, Good Attitude, and not licking doorknobs, so pardon me if putting a paper bag over your head seems a bit silly.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#19  Even those MFs hung it up 6 months ago. And according to the experts and overwatch class, everyone between 90*W and 110*W should be dead.

Whatever this Covid is, there Is a shitpot of evidence of what it Is Not.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||

#20  I read a deal theorizing the real vax rate is more around 50% instead of 67%, explaining the quick and jerky maneuver from carrot to stick.

I also think that the magnet people, if not manufactured they should have been, is being used as a Fred Phelps type parody tool to bash those not all-in for the vax.

I'm not arguing a point, just presenting evidence, come to your own conclusions. We have been shaking hands and drinking beer shoulder to shoulder for over 6 months now, and no cases. We are not isolated like you may think, one harvest crew I heard Afrikaans, Australian, Ontario, and I US Georgia. No masks. Cattlemen visit from across the globe. No masks.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 16:26 Comments || Top||

#21  And my numbers, at least locally, are right on.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2021 16:31 Comments || Top||

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