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-Lurid Crime Tales-
'You cannot coddle violent criminals': D.C. police chief Robert Contee says he's 'mad as hell' as he slams rising crime in his city after daylight shooting left two people injured and diners fleeing for their lives
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/24/2021 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now he tells us after 50 years of inner city bloodletting spills over. Can't have the DC Elite's dinner interrupted.
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 07/24/2021 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  The leftist outlook in a nutshell: "Every black kid is a potential neurosurgeon or Supreme Court Justice."

"Ben Carson and Clarence Thomas are Uncle Toms..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Along the same lines, what ever happened to "Clock Boy?" I have not read any glowing accounts of his life lately. Wonder why?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||

#4  M, a search of the Rantburg archives reveals Clock Boy, Sudanese-American Ahmed Mohamed, moved with his family to Qatar in late 2015 to take advantage of a full scholarship for high school and college for their young innovators program. Assuming young Mr, Mohamed was able to keep up, he must still be in college there now at age 20.

The defamation law suits were dismissed in 2016 and 2017.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#5  So no updates about his early graduation from Cambridge or appointment to the Lucasian Chair?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  The young innovators program is where the real bomb-making is taught? Just asking.

"Come, young man. You were born ready for the big league!"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/24/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||

#7  It was a scam all along. It didn't pay so they left. Surprised the Bidet* DoJ isn't re-opening it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#8  One of the defamation suits demanded a payoff of $15 million. But it was dismissed, and for most of the suits young Ahmed and Pops were required to pay the expenses of those they sued. Then there was the problem that Pops couldn’t find work in Qatar, and the family was living on government handouts...
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2021 20:20 Comments || Top||


Woman busted for anti-Asian assault spree in Queens: cops
[NYPOST] A woman was arrested Thursday for an alleged hate-driven, anti-Asian assault spree that left four people injured over the course of several months in Queens, police said.

Maricia Bell, 25, is accused of attacking three women — ages 75, 63 and 34 — and a 23-year-old man in four separate incidents in the borough beginning May 23, according to police.

In the first attack, Bell allegedly yelled, "Why are you talking to me?" before punching the man in a Flushing parking lot on Kissena Boulevard, cops said.

Bell allegedly committed a similar assault against the 34-year-old woman inside a Pomonok bodega at about 6:40 p.m. June 16, according to police.

At about 8 p.m. July 11, Bell is accused of slugging the 63-year-old woman in the face as the victim was walking near 72nd Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, according to police.

In the latest incident, Bell allegedly whacked the 75-year-old woman with a hammer at 71st Avenue and Parsons Boulevard at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Bell was hit with several hate crime charges, including assault, harassment and robbery, police said.

She has five prior arrests, sources said, including one on March 29 in which she was charged with assault as a hate crime.

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under:


Lowlifes brutally beat woman with cooking pot, steal her walker
[NYPOST] A group of lowlifes was caught on camera this week savagely beating a woman who uses a walker to get around — before fleeing with the device and $22.Surveillance footage of the appalling attack Tuesday evening in Harlem showed three women and a man roughing up the 61-year-old victim — punching her repeatedly while she’s on the ground and stomping on her, police said Thursday.

At one point, one of the female attackers was seen beating the helpless victim with a cooking pot, according to the NYPD.

The attack, which happened at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 151 Street in Harlem around 8:20 p.m., lasted at least 40 seconds, the footage showed.

The crew made off with the victim’s walker, $22 and credit cards, cops said.



Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe they're all friends some days of the week?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/24/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||


Diners run for their lives as two men are shot in broad daylight at Washington DC restaurant: Police release footage of gunmen fleeing in getaway car
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Police are hunting for gunmen who shot two on 14th Street in Washington DC

  • One man was shot in the chest and one in the arm, DC police have confirmed

  • Their condition was unclear Thursday night; they were conscious at the scene

  • People dining at restaurants in the lively area were seen running from gunshots

  • Surveillance camera footage released by police showed two people running

  • They both jump into a black Honda Civic that is waiting for them then speed off
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Have Faith
Posted by: Phavirong Smiter of the Bunions8994 || 07/24/2021 2:17 Comments || Top||

#2  City life is so vibrant!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/24/2021 2:25 Comments || Top||

#3  More violence than on Jan. 6, but not on "sacred ground."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 7:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Obviously proving that White Supremacist Extremism is our nation's greatest threat
Posted by: Frank G || 07/24/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Fake news. Guns are banned in DC.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/24/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Restaurants have seen better days when the cops were a protection racket.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/24/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Another white supremacist shooter (sarc on).
Posted by: JonhQC || 07/24/2021 13:30 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Report: Professor Tells White Student if He's Breathing, He 'May Have Oppressed Somebody' Today
[RedState] Has your day been spent oppressing people?

If not, that may be due to either of the following:

A) You didn’t leave your house
B) You’re not white

Such a suggestion comes courtesy of Pennsylvania State University Professor Sam Richards.
Who is white.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/24/2021 09:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If someone is paying money for that kid to be exposed to that as "education," then, yes, someone is being oppressed...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 9:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Such a suggestion comes courtesy of Pennsylvania State University Professor Sam Richards.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/24/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#3  The entire lecture, which took place in 2019, can be seen here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#4  I await the day, when the white students will gang up on such a teacher and beat him into a coma.

'You're with us, motherfcuker, or you're with them!'
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/24/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Theoretically, any forum where people won't go to the mat for their ideas is a failure...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#6  ^"I'd always liked Robert Thompson's idea of avoiding compromise, of letting the person with the strong convictions have his own way... and then I realized that encouraged people to have strong convictions when they don't have enough data." - Slovotsky's Laws
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/24/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#7  dron beat me to it
Posted by: Chris || 07/24/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Expose Yourself To An Education Every Day...
Posted by: Gloluth Unaque3634 || 07/24/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Student should of asked the Professor who he has oppressed today.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/24/2021 21:21 Comments || Top||


‘Disgraceful & Ungrateful': U.S. Lezbo Losers Soccer Team Blasted for Woke Protests
[Breitbart] U.S. women’s soccer, which suffered a brutal 3-0 loss to Sweden on Wednesday morning in their Tokyo Olympic opener, is facing backlash online after kneeling in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

"Disgraceful & ungrateful," Ingraham wrote. "Always all about them—their woke brands are joke brands."

"I’m so happy they lost," the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh wrote in a tweet. "I’m actively rooting against US women’s soccer. I want them to be humiliated and embarrassed, just as they humiliate and embarrass our country."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/24/2021 06:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Which will it be Sports or Politics?

I'd say QUIT sports, because y'all hosed that career income opportunity with your mouths and lack of Talent.

Suggestion:
Maybe applying at CNN, MSNBC, ESPN for a On Location sports reporter for a steady meal ticket.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/24/2021 7:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Once upon a time, I'd have felt sorry for little girls who looked up to this crowd. Now, if I had a kid, all my advice would be about "Don't look up to any kind of celebrity, be they sports, music, movies, etc."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  And, as for the ungrateful part, I don't see myself backing any candidate who does not seriously pursue freeing the US taxpayer from subsidizing sports, NPR, the UN, foreign aid to sh*tholes, etc.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of assholes.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/24/2021 9:00 Comments || Top||

#5  ...I never really watch the Olympics, though up to this year I used to at least hope we'd do well.

Not this time.

I am truly hoping for each and every one of these goons to lose and lose big and early. Their minds are far more on their protest performances than their sport, and one can at least hope that they will be an object lesson to others...especially once the endorsements dry up.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/24/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#6  The Olympics? Bored of any event that isn't obvious who won -- and that's almost all of them it seems. First across, heaviest weight are things I can see, but judging if this Rhythmic Gymnastics has more 'rhythm' than the others... Bah! Humbug!
Posted by: magpie || 07/24/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#7  I think I need to return to 'Good Morning' after the catastrophic visual. We sure have 'progressed' quite a bit.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/24/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
'Wheel Of Death' Fairground Ride Almost Claims Another Victim
Here's something you don't see every day, with video goodness...
[Turtleboy Sports] - If you haven’t seen the video of the acrobat falling off "wheel of death" at the Barnstable Fairgounds in Falmouth, you’re gonna wanna brace yourself before hitting the play button, because it’s not for the faint of heart. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t be showing you the video if he was dead.
Posted by: Raj || 07/24/2021 10:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Shock Claim ‐ 6,300 citizens die in flooded Chinese tunnel
[Citizen Free Press] It is said the tunnel is now under military control, #CCP is secretly moving the bodies out in the night.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/24/2021 06:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Commies


#2  Tom Friedman will tell us they should have used the "fast trains"...
Posted by: magpie || 07/24/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||


Cyber
US State Department shuts down its passport applicant online appointment system after scammers used bots to obtain bookings and sold them on online forums
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Scammers used bots to schedule appointments which where were then sold online, including Facebook groups like one called 'US Passports and Visas'

  • The State Department first learned of the scams in June

  • The online tool had offered the ability to schedule last-minute appointments for travelers, which were often reserved for travelers in life-or-death emergencies

  • The State Department noted that the only way to book an appointment currently is to call the National Passport Information Center on a weekday
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Again, odd how this never happened when Trump was President.

The scammers know that the incompetents are in charge.
Posted by: Tom || 07/24/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Who is still pushing E-Vote...?
Posted by: magpie || 07/24/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah, and they're open from 9am-11:30am every day. State could do more...but why? They hold Americans in contempt.
Posted by: Slomorong Thraiger7030 || 07/24/2021 15:07 Comments || Top||

#4  It's only work if you do it.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/24/2021 18:27 Comments || Top||


Europe
Berlin authorities placed children with pedophiles for 30 years
[DW] The 'Kentler Project' in West Berlin routinely placed homeless children with pedophile men, assuming they'd make ideal foster parents. A study has found the practice went on for decades.

Starting in the 1970s psychology professor Helmut Kentler conducted his "experiment." Homeless children in West Berlin were intentionally placed with pedophile men. These men would make especially loving foster parents, Kentler argued.

A study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found that authorities in Berlin condoned this practice for almost 30 years. The pedophile foster fathers even received a regular care allowance.

Helmut Kentler (1928-2008) was in a leading position at Berlin's center for educational research. He was convinced that sexual contact between adults and children was harmless.

Berlin's child welfare offices and the governing Senate turned a blind eye or even approved of the placements.

Several years ago two of the victims came forward and told their story, since then the researchers at Hildesheim University have plowed through files and conducted interviews.

What they found was a "network across educational institutions," the state youth welfare office and the Berlin Senate, in which pedophilia was "accepted, supported, defended."

Kentler himself was in regular contact with the children and their foster fathers. He was never prosecuted: By the time his victims came forward, the statute of limitations for his actions had expired. This has also thus far prevented the victims from getting any compensation.

The researchers found that several of the foster fathers were high-profile academics. They speak of a network that included high-ranking members of the Max Planck Institute, Berlin's Free University, and the notorious Odenwald School in Hesse, West Germany, which was at the center of a major pedophilia scandal several years ago. It has since been closed down.

Berlin's senator for youth and children, Sandra Scheeres called the findings "shocking and horrifying."

A first report on the "Kentler experiment" was published in 2016 by the University of Göttingen. The researchers then stated that the Berlin Senate seemed to lack interest in finding out the truth.

Now Berlin authorities have vowed to shed light on the matter.

Pedophiles in the guise of foster fathers — with vulnerable young boys in their care: The Kentler Project was just one manifestation of a perverted notion of Germany's sexual liberation that goes back to the 1960s.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So are they the students of this, or are we?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/24/2021 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  A first report on the "Kentler experiment" was published in 2016 by the University of Göttingen.

What does the report say about hair sniffing ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/24/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#3 

Posted by: Injun Omeasing2035 || 07/24/2021 4:32 Comments || Top||

#4  I guess the 1940's human experiments on Jews continued to the helpless class of disenfranchised children. Dr Mengele would be proud of Germany's medical profession carrying on his work. As far as the establishment "Shocking and disgusting" comments, sound just like the comments from the communities around the prison camps.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/24/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||


#6  Kentler's Kollege of Karnal Knowledge

"Professor, these 'special electives'--"
"As I've told all your fascist detectives,
No regular prof
Ever offered to boff
All those poor, loveless mental defectives!"
Posted by: Herman Clunk1385 || 07/24/2021 17:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Onkel Helmut Goes to Hollywood, or, The Kids Are Alright (mit der Jugendarbeit)

"Look, Ethyl, it's nice Fred MacMurray!"
"And his four fostered morons!"
"Don't worry, I know vas I'm doohink!"
"Well, Charlie..."
"Get skroohink!"

And suddenly everything's blurry.
Posted by: Herman Clunk1385 || 07/24/2021 17:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Just now reading about Mr. MacMurray. Yoiks! I had no idea that he himself, like that freak K., had adopted or fostered four kids. Apologies to fans and descendants of Mr. M. (not that I could've resisted the parallel in any case ;-)).
Posted by: Herman Clunk1385 || 07/24/2021 23:59 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
FBI agents to pair up with Portland police in downtown and entertainment district after deadly shooting
Last year Trump offered to send federal officers to restore order to Portland's streets, and the city officials had a hissy fit, like this one by the mayor. Now the feds are most welcome, 'cause it's different when they do it.
[OregonLive] FBI agents will pair up with officers in the Portland police Enhanced Community Safety Team to provide more coverage in downtown Friday and Saturday nights in the wake of a mass shooting that killed an 18-year-old and wounded six others last Saturday.

The weekend also marks the kickoff of a formal grand reopening of the city center after a year of upheaval.

Police plan to pull officers from their North and East precincts to bolster Central Precinct patrols in the downtown core, provide more overtime for the increased coverage and have FBI agents ride-along with certain officers.
Of course, if I were a Portland cop riding along with a Famous But Incompetent agent, I'd be thinking entrapment the whole way. "Yes, I'm all in favor of Critical Race Theory. Have it with my coffee every morning, I do. Did the mike pick that up? And Ashli Babbitt committed suicide."
Posted by: Matt || 07/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The FIBs will probably charge the shopkeepers with insurrection.
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 07/24/2021 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  And haul them off the the gulag... No trial
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/24/2021 1:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Only if Antifa and BLM are domestic terrorists -- which we 'know' ain't so
Posted by: magpie || 07/24/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Wasn't the DEA created because the FBI proved it was inept. For sure the OSS was created because it was obvious the FBI was not up to the job.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/24/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#5  When the FBI show up to Portland PD how many will be recognized as BLM and Antifa protestors?
Posted by: Airandee || 07/24/2021 21:19 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Tweaking RNA of a rice or potato plant by inserting the gene of an ANIMAL increased their yield by more than half - and helped deepen roots for drought-resistance
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/24/2021 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tweaking RNA Eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/24/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Going to say roots that have meat DNA bother me a bit...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/24/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Hollywood Already Programmed You to Accept This "Science" Experiment. - Guardians of the Galaxy- Groot

Posted by: Chuckles Scourge of the Munchkins9139 || 07/24/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Our profitmotives are gallant,
they're not ideas vain!
Multiplication and addition,
minuses not entertained.

Just a little splice...there!
Oh look how it grows!
No! Non! Nyet! Everyone out!
It's... it's...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/24/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Steak AND potatoes. It's the perfect food!
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/24/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Turnabout is fair play, vegans.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/24/2021 19:20 Comments || Top||



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Sat 2021-07-24
  Nigeria jails 10 pirates over ship hijacking
Fri 2021-07-23
  Taliban claim control of some 90% of Afghanistan's border areas
Thu 2021-07-22
  Nigeria: 100 kidnapped villagers released by bandits
Wed 2021-07-21
  30 Civilians Killed And More Than 50 Others Wounded In Sadr City Explosion
Tue 2021-07-20
  Ghani Visits Herat to Review Security Situation
Mon 2021-07-19
  ‘967 Taliban Killed in 4 Days’ as Clashes Continue: ANDSF
Sun 2021-07-18
  Syrian President Bashar Assad is sworn in for a fourth seven-year term
Sat 2021-07-17
  Former Libyan PM, Al-Sarraj Purchases Vanuatu's Passport
Fri 2021-07-16
  As economic conditions worsen in Leb, angry Beirut residents attack Leb army vehicles; elsehwere, PM-designate Saad Hariri resigns
Thu 2021-07-15
  Taliban Control Spin Boldak Crossing in Kandahar, and beyond
Wed 2021-07-14
  '261 Taliban Killed' in Past 24 Hours: MoD
Tue 2021-07-13
  Turkmenistan deploying troops, heavy weapon on border with Afghanistan
Mon 2021-07-12
  Anti-govt protests in Cuba
Sun 2021-07-11
  Possibility of civil war in Afghanistan, sez Atta Muhammad Noor
Sun 2021-07-11
  
Sat 2021-07-10
  Taliban claim to control 85 percent of Afghanistan

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