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-Great Cultural Revolution
Shame on you Bruce and Barry
[TWITTER]

Obama: "In an ideal world what Bruce and Clarence portrayed on stage was essentially a reconciliation, right? Redemption."

Springsteen: "That’s right."

Obama: "But most of your audiences were primarily white. And they can love Clarence when he’s onstage, but if they ran into him in a bar, suddenly..."

Springsteen: "Oh yeah."

Obama: "... the n-word comes out."

Springsteen, nodding in agreement: "Yeah."

Obama: "And part of Bruce’s music and part of my politics has been, "no, no you gotta surface that stuff, you gotta talk about it.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
OBAMA said (_insert whatever__)

Remember....
He on the campaign trail for bunch of the Looney Leftest seeking office, he is looking for media attention and Cameras.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/27/2021 6:15 Comments || Top||

#2  A joke of a president. A weasel of a man.

Such a pathetic, wretched little shit: it was this cringing asshole who unleashed the furies of white-hatred and identity-Marxism and violent black douchebag-worship on this nation. F--- you, Bath House.

Good God, the morons we have endured these last three decades. Like being a Toman in the days of Nero and Caligula
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/27/2021 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Civilization survived Nero and Caligula. I am hopeful modern society will survive these people as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 7:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Bill Clinton at least Souljahed the identity-Marxists back in 1992, and then supported the incarceration of millions of violent black and other felons throughout his presidency. Biden did, too btw.

Had Bath House done the same -- had he Souljahed the berserk assholes who lied that Michael Brown was "murdered" and that Zimmerman did not act in self-defense when he shot Trayvon Martin, we would never have arrived at this current moment of insanity.

Without the green light from Bath House, no one would ever have heard of BLM.

Without his support for the urban legend of "systemic police racism" and his DOJ's Ahab-like obsession with persecuting white cops -- three times they and local prosecutors tried and failed to prove racism in the shooting of Michael Brown... THREE TIMES! -- without Barry's gas tank on the flames, America never would have burned.

No Barry, no riots. Any disturbances after Floyd would have been crushed swiftly, and we would now be one nation, with all the race-war bullshit confined to a few loony academics and a couple of Sharpton Grifters whom no one takes seriously.

F--- this despicable little man. Damn him and what he has done to this country.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/27/2021 7:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Is it Big Mike or Barry who has a bromance with Springsteen? The rest of what Barry says is nonsense.
Posted by: Lionel the Great6570 || 10/27/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#6  #4: yes despicable.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 10/27/2021 10:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Never could understand why anybody thought Springsteen's music so great. I always thought it was mediocre at best but mostly tedious and boring.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/27/2021 12:32 Comments || Top||

#8  B.S. = a Woody Guthrie wannabe cranking out mediocre pop-pablum for dumb suburban kids i.e. the kind of listener who quotes Pink Floyd lyrics as if they're deep poetry
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/27/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Barry knows Democrats are closeted racists. He projects that onto Republicans all the time but he knows his own party is a monster.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/27/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||

#10  The thing about Dem's is that they know they're closet racists, and think "everybody's just like me".
I personally don't care if someone's supposed to be a racist, as long as they don't act like one.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/27/2021 15:00 Comments || Top||

#11  I don't care, except when they insinuate everyone else is worse.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/27/2021 18:37 Comments || Top||


Melanin Challenged Volunteers FIRED after Woke Consulting Firm Advised Chicago Art Institute to Prioritize ‘Equity and Diversity'
[100% Fed Up] More than 150 white volunteers at the Art Institute of Chicago after a consulting company out of Colorado told the institute to prioritize so-called ’equity and diversity.’

This company, called the Equity Project, said that the volunteer program didn’t have enough diversity and that it was too skewed towards white women.
AKA: "Former Major Donors"
"Sometimes equity means taking bold steps and actions," said Monica Williams (pictured below), the executive producer of the Equity Project.

The mostly elderly volunteers were notified by email that they were fired and that the museum wanted to "rebuild our program from the ground up."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  Perhaps the Art Ensemble can use them?

Posted by: Gletch Glitch9641 || 10/27/2021 4:44 Comments || Top||

#2  "Equity" is Wakandan for shakedown. This is just Sharptonism in a new wig.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/27/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#3  My niece's mother in law received one of those emails. I'll try to get her to send me a copy as I'm really curious as to how they worded it.

Sandra had been volunteering there for at least 10 years.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/27/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Heard about this on the radio. Not only are they volunteers, but are were required to have extensive training to be knowledgeable about the subject matters/artists/materials, etc., something like a minimum 5 yrs training. Many were major donors. I doubt Monica has that depth of knowledge, hers is skin-deep
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2021 8:49 Comments || Top||

#5  I remember Sandra saying that she took a lot of classes before she was fully certified to work there.

That and a Fine Arts (and Education) degree from the University of Michigan.

The new folks might know about tagging, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/27/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#6  I hope they enjoy working without volunteers then.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/27/2021 9:16 Comments || Top||

#7  or donors
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Firing volunteers, I think I've heard it all now but we'll give it another day.
Posted by: Chris || 10/27/2021 9:59 Comments || Top||

#9  The explanation given said, among other things, that they wanted to make it possible for those less well off to be able to participate. New docents would be paid.

Since this is Chicago, that means sinecures for the friends/relatives of the clout-heavy.

I'd guess that donations will decrease, but I'm not sure how much future revenue matters in a bust-out. They get some taxpayer money; maybe that'll go up to compensate, or maybe they'll sell off artwork that's too white.
Posted by: james || 10/27/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||

#10  or donors

Selling off the museum's collection piecemeal will fund the looting for many years.
Posted by: Menhadden Sproing4301 || 10/27/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||


#12  You can't fire me. I'm a volunteer.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 10/27/2021 14:06 Comments || Top||

#13  Most of the volunteers are probably liberals and agree with the policy.

Thank you sir, may I have another.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/27/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||

#14  I guess they never caught the news that the Detroit fine arts museum had to put it's contents up for sale to cover costs of the city. They're future is already written.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2021 16:41 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Officers Fired Due to Vaccine Rules Welcome in Alaska: ‘We Back the Blue'
[Breitbart]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 08:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I know that my son, who's a local PD training officer, says that they're having no trouble at all filling classes for new hires. Experienced people. Married couples, even.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/27/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||


Federal marshal indicted on felony murder charge in 2016 death of Black Georgia man shot 59 times
[USSA Today] Two officers — including a U.S. Marshal — were indicted on felony murder charges Tuesday, more than five years after they were involved in the death of a Black college student who was shot 59 times, leaving him with 76 gunshot wounds.

Jamarion Rashad Robinson, a 26-year-old who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia months before his death, was being served a warrant at his girlfriend's Georgia home for a previous altercation with police during which he allegedly pulled a gun on them and fled. A second warrant involved an incident when his mother called the police because he was found pouring gasoline in her home.

Eric A. Heinze, a U.S. Marshal and assistant chief inspector with the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Kristopher L. Hutchens, a Clayton County officer who was part of the task force during the incident, were indicted on counts of felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, making false statements and violation of oath by a public officer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that neither officer was in custody Tuesday evening.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 06:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Notice the common default of existing medical conditions (schizophrenia). Also note the previous felony firearms violation and use of gasoline with probable intent to do bodily harm.

Jam's schizophrenia is now in remission and he is no longer a threat to anyone.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2 

White House: We need some serious deflection from Joe's issues.

DOJ: What kind?

White House: Something that well light fires and spark lot of riots and looting. Something that will have the Media's attention instead the problems over here?

DOJ: We think we have the thing. There's this 5 year old case that happen under Trump. Where a Black schizophrenia "Mentally Challenged" man person with a history of violent control issues was shot and killed.

DOJ: We just have work out a few details like...
How a person can be shot 59 times and have 76 gunshot wounds? How many wounds were self inflected?

An how many rounds were shot at the LEO's by him the person?

How a person with a history of such issues could purchase a firearm?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/27/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Cell phone footage of the Aug. 5, 2016, shooting from outside the building captured about three minutes of gunfire. In the footage, officers can be heard issuing commands to put a gun down.

A medical examiner's report said Robinson was believed to be shot 59 times, leaving him with 76 bullet wounds, 11Alive reported.

“Over 90 rounds were fired at my son, flash-bang grenades were thrown at him, landed on him burning him," Robinson's mother, Monteria Robinson, said at a news conference in June 2020. "Somebody walked up the stairs, stood over him, and shot down into his body two more times. After that, he was handcuffed and drug down a flight of stairs."

Robinson's family has accused the officers involved of using excessive force. In a 2018 lawsuit, his mother claimed law enforcement had been made aware of his mental health condition and was not properly trained on how to handle it in an arrest.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#4  How a person can be shot 59 times and have 76 gunshot wounds?

The rebound bullet.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#5  How many times did they reload?
Posted by: Chris || 10/27/2021 9:55 Comments || Top||

#6  How a person can be shot 59 times and have 76 gunshot wounds?
Defensive wound protocol: Subject is holding his arms in front of his body, bullet goes through both arm and body. Quite frequent actually. You get a twofer.
(Don't ask me how I know this. It ain't pretty.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/27/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Does seem like a bit of overkill.....I suspect if he had been shot only once, none of this theater would be taking place. Tho' that "standing over" the perp and shooting him twice more (if true) could get you a felony charge.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/27/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Mercutio, I knew a cop that once had to go in front a grand jury about that. The concrete chips around an exit wound were the problem.
Bad guy (2 armed robbery convictions, and had just shot another cop) had soaked up 2 and was down, but not done. Fortunately, there were witnesses that saw the bad guy on the ground waving his gun in the air. So it was a walk on walk off performance.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/27/2021 14:54 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Marine Veteran Hero Who Stopped a Robbery Receives Valor Award...Shows Up Wearing 'Let’s go Brandon' T-Shirt and MAGA Hat
[100%FedUp] A Marine veteran who stopped a robbery in progress showed up to receive his valor award wearing a "Let’s go Brandon!" t-shirt and a MAGA hat.

The Yuma County, Arizona Sheriff’s Offices honored Marine veteran James Kilcer with their valor award:
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 01:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under:

#1  T-shirts: funny. Hats are nice.

But we're up against the full force of the Woke State. They have the Justice Department. They now control the Armed Forces, the Security Agencies, the Tech Oligarchies that control over half of the news flow in this country and the legacy media orgs that control 90% of the rest.

They dominate nearly every major city in this country and are inprocess of turning them into ungoverned violent hellholes.

They've made our corporations into Marxist re-education camps and invaded our kids' classrooms and bathrooms with their deoraved idiocy.

They've opened the border to literally millions of illegals -- many of them illiterate, tens of thousands of unvetted Afghan Muslims, and god knows how many violent or disease-bearing subversives.

T-Shirts and ballcaps are not going to save us now.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/27/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Watch simple armed robberies turn into shootings.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||

#3  T-Shirts and ballcaps are not going to save us now.

Of course. But they do show others they’re not alone.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2021 12:39 Comments || Top||

#4  T-Shirts and ballcaps are not going to save us now.

Click HERE to learn the ONE THING you can do to save our country (no, it's not a real link)
The guys from Marketing might want to sell you on the idea of The One Thing, but in the real world, it don't exist. Everything is intertwingled.

As tw said upstream, t-shirts and ballcaps are a symbol that you are not alone in your discontent. Suppressing dissent is an ongoing job for any authoritarian regime. One way is to scoop up dissidents and toss them in the gulag. But as the STASI found in East Germany, it is simpler to make sure that nobody speaks up, you never hear it in the media, or the cafeteria at work. It is just you.

Back when the pandemic was booting up, our governor, the Mitten Queen, was issuing a bunch of problematic proclamations. The local county sheriffs took a stand and said they would not enforce these rules. Suddenly, you started seeing yard signs saying "Thank you Sheriff for standing up for our rights". Just a few of them at first, here and there. Then suddenly, they were all over the place. And the governor backed off.

Rebellion needs to reach a critical mass. If everyone thinks they are alone, it never happens.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/27/2021 17:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Incompetent tyrants hate mockery most because it undermines any actual authority they pretend to yield, 9 months in....is quick
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2021 21:47 Comments || Top||


'Guns don't kill people Alec Baldwin kills people'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Don Jr. is slammed for selling $27.99 Tees mocking actor for accidentally shooting dead cinematographer on Rust set
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Good Jab at a Hollywood Hypocrite who goes full out Demanding Gun Control, while using guns to make $$$$.

But maybe a to0 soon.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/27/2021 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/27/2021 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Alec Baldwin. Poster Child for Firearm Safety.

I have the same briefing with other tools, like Mr. Tablesaw. Mr. Tablesaw doesn't care if you got 8 hours of sleep or 2, don't care if you got laid last night, or broke up, or moved, or won the lottery. Mr. Tablesaw doesn't even care if it just worked fine for the last user.

Get careless, get hurt.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/27/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Mr. Tablesaw doesn't care...
My older brother (who can still count to ten on his fingers) gave me the additional advice on power tools: "Don't trust the (quote) Safety Features (un-quote) to save you from injury."
Posted by: magpie || 10/27/2021 14:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Have the resume shooting on the set?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2021 16:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Ever since The Incident, the intertubes have been aflame with practical, life-saving rules for handling guns and some really stupid commentary.

Assume the gun is loaded, always check for yourself and never point a gun at anything you don't intend to shoot. This is required gun safety in the real world whether at the range, in 4H gun safety class, or home alone.

But this was a movie set. Movies are pretend. When the aliens destroyed the White House, when the giant dinosaur stomped down Tokyo, when the rogue financier broke the Bank of England... all make-believe pretend. (OK, maybe that last one really happened).

Famous Lawyer Guy said Baldwin should be charged with murder for picking up a gun, pointing it at someone and pulling the trigger. The stupid, it burns. It's a movie, people. Not the real world. But playing pretend does not mean it isn't dangerous.

Everyone on a movie set has a specific job. And part of that job is safety. When a lighting guy rigs an overhead light, he safety chains it, just in case a clamp slips. Just to be sure. Same with props and stunts and every other department. There are things you must do to make sure no one ends up injured or dead.

An actor is puppet, a programmable robot who goes here, does this, and says that, all controlled by the script. It is not the actor's job to check the props. That falls to the prop department, specifically the armorer. In this case, the armorer was a young gal doing her second big movie. Someone did not verify this gun was in a proper safe state. My guess is someone along the food chain was rushing production and steps got skipped. I've also read that the gun was used earlier for plinking at cans which strikes me as incredibly irresponsible.

Like swksvolFF said, Get careless, get hurt. Or worse. Sorry for the long rant but the misplaced blame and outrage really cheeses me off.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/27/2021 19:22 Comments || Top||

#7  My guess is someone along the food chain was rushing production and steps got skipped.

My understanding is that its Baldwin's production.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2021 20:37 Comments || Top||

#8  If Baldwin is in trouble its not because what he did as an actor, but what he *might* have done as a Producer.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/27/2021 21:36 Comments || Top||

#9  I've also read that the gun was used earlier for plinking at cans which strikes me as incredibly irresponsible.

OK, on a Frank G irresponsible production I could see this happening, along with with drinking breakfast before the plinking. WTF?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2021 21:41 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Former Tunisian agriculture minister held over suspicion of graft
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Britain
Mother of slain daughters dismisses UK police force apology
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] London’s police force has apologized to the family of two murdered sisters, saying its initial response to the crime was "below the standard that it should have been."The mother of the two women dismissed the apology Tuesday as too little, too late, saying the Metropolitan Police force had not taken responsibility for its "reprehensible" failings.

Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were stabbed to death as they celebrated a birthday in a London park in June 2020.

An investigation by the Independent Office of Police Conduct found that the Metropolitan Police mishandled the initial missing persons reports by the sisters’ friends and family. It said information was recorded inaccurately, and a call handler was initially "dismissive."

Family members launched their own search for the women, and Smallman’s boyfriend found their bodies in bushes 36 hours after the killings.

Commissioner Cressida Dick, the head of the London police department, said that "if we had responded better, we may have saved their friends and family immeasurable pain."

"I am very sorry that the level of service we provided fell short," said Dick, who offered to visit the family and apologize in person.

In July a 19-year-old man, Danyal Hussein,
...a good English name...
was convicted of murdering the sisters, who were strangers to him. Prosecutors said Hussein was obsessed with demons and held the deluded belief that killing women would help him win a lottery jackpot.
So, he had good reason
The victims’ mother, Mina Smallman, a retired Church of England archdeacon, has strongly criticized the police response. She has said she believes officers showed a lack of urgency because they looked at one daughter’s address and saw her as "a Black woman who lives on a council (public housing) estate."

Smallman said Tuesday that the force’s actions suggested signs of "racial profiling, misogyny, or classism."

"We’re not the only parties who suffered mental anguish at the hands of the Met’s incompetent, reprehensible and blatant disregard of agreed procedures regarding missing persons," Smallman said.



Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Too lower class to bother with. And the suspect has Muslim last name. Rotherham combination.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/27/2021 0:21 Comments || Top||


UK Spy Agencies Sign Deal with Amazon to Host Classified Information
[Breitbart] Spy agencies in the United Kingdom have inked a billion-dollar deal with the Masters of the Universe at Amazon to host classified information on the tech giant’s cloud computing apparatus.

MI5, the British equivalent to the FBI, MI6, which serves a similar role to the CIA, and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which is similar to the NSA, have all agreed to host top-secret information on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing servers.

According to a report in the Financial Times, the deal is believed to be worth between £500m to £1bn over the next decade. The full details of the agreement have not and most likely will not be made public.

The use of AWS software will reportedly enable quicker cross-agency sharing of information and help agents in the field share data remotely. Amazon is also said to be sharing technology with the government which can "spot" and translate individual voices within lengthy intercepted recordings.

The report has raised eyebrows, as it is believed to be the first of its kind in which British classified material will be stored with a foreign entity. People aware of the scope of the deal told the paper that the information will be held on servers on British soil and Amazon will supposedly be prevented from accessing the intelligence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birds of a feather.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2021 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2  will reportedly enable quicker cross-agency sharing of information

And for those that don't share at all?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 8:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Data cloud giant Snowflake opens in Israel
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Since it's apparent British Intel Agencies were assisting the Trump Russia misinformation ploy, it'd be too bad if this came back to bite them with timely leaks
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2021 8:53 Comments || Top||

#5  All of this 'cloud' system storage is being done to avoid spending time and money to develop internal organization communication. It will come back and bite them at some point. It's basically like using the postal service for interoffice mail.
I've seen numbers that indicate that more than half of ransomware attacks are injected at the up-down cloud links. And that's just the ones that are openly mentioned, alot of them are never heard from.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/27/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#6  *Boggle* So "Chain of Custody" is broken at the start?
Posted by: magpie || 10/27/2021 14:05 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Joint Forces Operation Headquarters denies Granitnoye captured by Ukrainian force.
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
By Vera Kasiyan

[LB] The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters denied reports that Ukrainian troops had seized a temporarily occupied village in Donbas. This is an interpositional space near the village of Granitnoye.

"The Joint Forces Command claims that this information is untrue. This is another attempt by illegal Russian armed groups to discredit and accuse Ukraine of violating the line of demarcation," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said.

Instead, as the headquarters emphasize, it was in this area that the irregular armed formations of the Russian Federation on the territory of ORDLO, violating the comprehensive ceasefire regime, opened fire with weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.

"The servicemen of the Allied Forces are monitoring the situation and continue to perform tasks to repel and deter the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. The positions of the Ukrainian military remain unchanged," they added.

As of 5:00 p.m., the press center of the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters reported that Russian mercenaries fired 122omm artillery near Granitnoye three times .

The Donetsk Oblast Prosecutor's Office has launched criminal proceedings under the article "violation of the laws and customs of war" over the shelling of Granitnoye by pro-Russian militants . The occupiers fired mortars at the village. Six residential buildings and a power line were damaged. There are no civilian casualties.

In all, the enemy has violated peace agreements seven times since the beginning of the day. As a result of hostilities, a Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another was wounded.
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under:


Turkish drone hit the Donbass for the first time
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
By Aleksandr Kots

[KP] On the video, taken by the phone from the screen, there are stills familiar from Karabakh. The drone aims a guided bomb at a howitzer, similar to the D-30, after a few seconds it drowns in the smoke of a powerful explosion. Ukrainian volunteers claim that Kiev was the first to use the Bayraktar attack drone against the DPR army.

Information about an exacerbation in the Donbass in the Telmanovo-Granitnoye area began to appear in the morning. The first artillery fire on the positions of the militia was opened by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In this case, several civilian structures were damaged. Apparently, the Donetsk side opened fire in response to the suppression. At least in social networks, photos of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, covered with artillery, were published. In the end, it is necessary to respond to such insolent shelling.

Kiev immediately trumpeted about the treacherous attack on the civilian sector. And apparently, he decided to use shock drones bought from Turkey.

Volunteer Oleg Boldyrev was the first to report on the use of the drone:

"Today, Bayraktar worked on the enemy's artillery battery. Minus one gun from a distance of over 11 km.

Journalist Yuri Butusov specified the type of ammunition that was used by the drone:

"For the first time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine sent Bayraktar to the battle area for counter-battery combat and the howitzer was destroyed by the MAM-S bomb. This is the first combat use of "Bayraktar" in the war. The order was given by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny."
Butusov also said, quoted on Butusov's Censor.net Ukrainian language newsite.:
"Today, a battery of Russian D-30 howitzers began another shelling of the positions of the Ukrainian 93rd Mechanized Brigade near Granitnoye.
That's in Lugansk
Later this information was confirmed by the Ukrainian General Staff:

“By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Valeriy Zaluzhny, the Bayraktar reconnaissance and strike unmanned complex was used for the first time in the area of ​​the Joint Forces operation. The drone did not cross the line of collision and destroyed one cannon with a controlled bomb.

And then you can predict by looking back seven years. Remember how it began in Slavyansk. First, they threw single mines, then calmed down, watched what the reaction would be. Are they silent "behind the curb"? Hold in volleys.

Then they pulled up the barrel artillery. Also, one or two shells per test. No reaction? Get a division of howitzers on the back slope of Karachun.

Again, no? Let's try the Grad (BM-21 artillery rocket launcher). One projectile, two projectiles. Didn't "little green men" appear on the horizon? Well then, take it, Slavyansk, in packages by area. Why be ashamed?

Why have they struck with only one missile now? Well, yes, it's expensive. But that’s not the reason. Feel how far they will be allowed to go. And if they allow it, as in Slavyansk, then soon a carousel of Bayraktarov will hang in the sky over Donbass.

There is no doubt that the Turkish friends of Kiev will give Ukraine an unprecedented discount on the purchase of missiles - one should not miss another advertising campaign.

It's good that Bastrykin opened a criminal case. But they can't shoot down drones. A reaction of a completely different caliber is needed here.
It is worth noting Ukrainians, and probably the separatists have been using small drones to spot artillery fire. This is the first use of a drone supplied by a foreign government using direct attack munitions for counterbattery work.
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Inside the insidious tricks Chinese spies use on Australians
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] - as shocking report reveals they think nothing of making physical threats and seducing politicians
General misbehaviour rather than specific to Australia, one assumes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  General Behavior, Ancient General Behavior. Read Ralph D. Sawyer's The Tao of Spycraft(2004) where he discusses ancient Chinese treatises on the state and spycraft.
Posted by: magpie || 10/27/2021 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  REMAIN Curly Larry And Moe!
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 10/27/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#3  read chinese history! no one would be surprised by any of this, but no one reads anymore, they soak up visual/auditory "information" and call that "knowledge", fools get what ignorance demands.
Posted by: 746 || 10/27/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought Romance of the Three Kingdoms was going to be a war novel. It ended up being an intrigue.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/27/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

#5  ..as shocking report reveals they think nothing of making physical threats and seducing politicians

..and hundreds of parlors spas across the country in strip malls. And here I thought China had a deficit in females.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||


Biden touts 'lynchpin' alliance with Southeast Asian leaders
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] as China threat to Taiwan looms - and hints at future trip to the region to show support
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1 

If biden was my back up, I'd be looking at a new CYA plan.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/27/2021 6:29 Comments || Top||

#2  hints at future trip to the region to show support

But nothing about travel to the southwest border states.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  At least Rehoboth Beach is safe from invasion (by Domestic Terrorists).
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/27/2021 7:31 Comments || Top||


Cyber
One of the world's biggest ever dark web police stings leads to 150 arrests
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] including 65 in US and 24 in UK

  • Police forces across the globe arrested 150 suspects in massive sting operation

  • Operation Dark HunTOR targeted buyers and sellers on darknet marketplaces

  • 24 people from the UK were arrested, while 65 were also picked up in the US

  • £22.45million in cash and virtual currencies were also confiscated in the raids

  • Police also seized 45 guns and 516lbs of drugs, including 25,000 ecstasy pills


The bust stems from a German-led police sting earlier this year taking down the 'world's largest' darknet marketplace.

Darknet markets are e-commerce sites designed to lie beyond the reach of regular search engines and are popular with criminals, as buyers and sellers are largely untraceable.

Dark HunTOR, 'was composed of a series of separate but complementary actions in Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States,' the Hague-based Europol said.

Italian police also shut down the 'DeepSea' and 'Berlusconi' marketplaces, 'which together boasted over 100,000 announcements of illegal products', said Europol, which coordinated the operation together with its twin judicial agency Eurojust.

German police in January closed down the 'DarkMarket' online marketplace, used by its alleged operator, an Australian, to facilitate the sale of drugs, stolen credit card data and malware.

Europol said the arrest of the alleged operator, caught near the German-Danish border at the time, and the seizure of the criminal infrastructure provided 'investigators across the world with a trove of evidence'.

German prosecutors at the time said DarkMarket came to light in the course of a major investigation against the web-hosting service Cyberbunker, located in a former NATO bunker in southwest Germany.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
I guess those VPN's & TOR like browsers did not Cover Their Tracks after all ☺.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/27/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Italian police also shut down the 'DeepSea' and 'Berlusconi' marketplaces

What, no more bunga-bunga?
Che fai... Che cazzo fai!
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/27/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#3  I suspect one or more of the TOR onion routers are LEO compromised.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#4  This really isn't as impressive as it sounds. TOR only encrypts traffic in transit. If you compromise either end of the transaction you have access to everything in cleartext.
Posted by: Angstrom || 10/27/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Australia's big move against China: Scott Morrison buys up a foreign telco for $1.8B to stop it being gobbled up by Beijing
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Digicel Pacific operates in PNG, Tonga, Fiji, Nauru, Samoa and Vanuatu

  • $2.1billion sale to Telstra, financed by taxpayers, will go through next year

  • The Government did not want the strategic asset to be bought by China
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Economy
Exxon CEO Promotes Salary Hikes In Attempt To Get Employee Attrition Under Control
[ZERO] It appears that not even oil supermajor Exxon, who has recently been struggling with its image as a fossil fuel company during the age of ESG, is immune to labor shortages.

The company is in the midst of considering salary hikes for its workers as a means to combat attrition across its business divisions, a new Bloomberg report revealed this week.

CEO Darren Woods told employees they should be "encouraged" by the salary review process.

"The policies we’re putting in place will get back to where people can begin to see a different path going forward than the path we came out of in 2020," Woods told his team at a October 20 town hall meeting, according to the report.

He didn't indicate the size of any potential pay hikes, nor did he note which employees would be eligible. A company spokesman said that the program could alter salaries, promotions and retirement benefits.

"We anticipate 2022 will follow our typical annual salary and promotion process, with industry benchmarking informing decisions about our 2022 salary program in advance of a January 1 effective date. We are recruiting, hiring and backfilling roles," company spokesman Casey Norton said.

Due to the pandemic, and the ensuing crash in oil, Exxon went from being one of the country's highest paying employers to imposing large job cuts and suspending matches to employee retirement programs.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Blows my mind that most employers are still acting like it's a buyer's market.
Posted by: Angstrom || 10/27/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#2  If history is any guide, they do not want back the employees they got rid of over the past five years, they want to replace them with ones with 5-10 years experience, lower short-term cost and longer future potential. Then in 5-10 years they will get rid of half these new people.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/27/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Ben & Jerry's Get Hit With Divestments From Multiple States Over Anti-Israel Decision
[RedState] Ben & Jerry’s is very proud of its hard-left stance on any given subject but now its latest virtue signal has resulted in some serious financial setbacks.

As RedState reported back in July, the ice cream company decided it would no longer do business in what it called "Occupied Palestinian Territory" or as it’s more commonly known, "Israel." The move was supposed to signal the company’s dedication to protesting in favor of the oppressed but behind the scenes, their Board chair was actually signaling their support for the terrorist group Hezbollah.

Not long after, states began looking into divesting from Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company Unilever over its decision with Arizona being the first to do so. Unilever attempted damage control by specifically stating that it does not agree with the ice cream company’s decision in a letter to various Jewish organizations and distanced itself from the BDS movement, an anti-semitic movement meant to weaken Israel financially.

Now, Florida has added itself to the list of states removing their investments from Ben & Jerry’s with eight other states currently investigating whether anti-BDS laws are able to be used to divest from the company themselves, these being New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, and Rhode Island.

The amount of money being divested from the company isn’t small, either. Florida’s State Board of Administration withdrew $139 million while Arizona withdrew around the same at $140 million.

This news comes on the heels of a disastrous interview given by Ben & Jerry’s founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield with Axios. Reporter Alexi McCammond cornered the duo over their willingness to divest from Israeli settlements over their principles but not states such as Texas and Georgia. Cohen didn’t know how to answer the question and stammered around for an answer before admitting that he doesn’t know.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
When Liberal CEO's suddenly learn their words relate to revenue.

Just about every time these 2 open their mouths to say something Liberal, their stock drops below $30 a share.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/27/2021 6:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Reporter Alexi McCammond cornered the duo over their willingness to divest from Israeli settlements over their principles but not states such as Texas and Georgia. Cohen didn’t know how to answer the question and stammered around for an answer before admitting that he doesn’t know

Cause Texas and Georgia don't trigger their innate antisemitism?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Both Ben & Jerry are Jewish.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/27/2021 7:33 Comments || Top||

#4  JINOs. Libtards first
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2021 8:37 Comments || Top||

#5  CEOs are the poster children of Capitalism, doesn't stop them from shoving Marxist CRT down their workers throats.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Both Ben & Jerry are Jewish.

So? Some Jews are stupid enough to be anti-Zionist. On the Left it is required as part of the intersectionality idea, while some of the ultra-Orthodox think it presumptuous to support return before God sends the Messiah to collect them.

But Frank G says all that much more succinctly.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2021 9:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Unilever is woke as woke gets. They were running adds a couple of years ago for one of their soaps that consisted of a two-man "household". Their choice of venue for this ad? No, it wasn't one of "those" magazines--it was something akin to "Good Housekeeping" (I don't actually remember the title).
Posted by: Crusader || 10/27/2021 10:28 Comments || Top||

#8  On the Left it is required as part of the intersectionality idea...
Isn't that the just the newest rebranding of the classic communist United Front? It sounds so much more appealing to the academic crowd ... almost scientific.
Posted by: magpie || 10/27/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Both Ben & Jerry are Jewish.

Sure. Beavis and Palosi are Catholics.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/27/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Reverting to the norm: Iraq blames Iran for drastic decline in river flow
Casus belli for the second Iran-Iraq war?
[AlAhram] Iraqi officials warned Tuesday of a drastic drop in the flow of water in a river from Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
due to low rainfall and dam-building in the neighbouring Islamic republic.

The Sirwan river begins in Iran, flowing to Darbandikhan Dam in northeastern Iraq before going through the rural province of Diyala and joining the Tigris.

"There has been an unprecedented decline," said Rahman Khani, the director of Darbandikhan Dam. "The water level has fallen by 7.5 metres in one year."

The drop was attributed both to low levels of precipitation and "the building of more dams in Iran which retain water", he told AFP.
That'll do it
Khani said the dam had this year received 900 million cubic metres of water -- a fraction of the annual average of 4.7 billion cubic metres.

The decline had led to a 30 percent fall in electricity production from the dam, he added, warning against the impact on agriculture in Diyala province.

The situation has prompted Iraq's Water Resources Minister Mahdi al-Hamdani to call on his government to file a complaint against Iran at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

A foreign ministry spokesperson refused to comment on the matter.

Aoun Thiab, a senior adviser at the water ministry, said Iran was "violating international law by diverting a river flow" based on the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention on the use of water that cross international borders.

Thiab acknowledged however that seeking justice would be "a political decision and not a technical one".

"The waters of the Sirwan river have been completely cut off," he told AFP.

Iraq -- which relies on Iran for much of its electricity -- has suffered extreme water shortages in many areas in recent years.

This is owing in large part to upstream dam-building in Iran and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
, but also to factors relating to climate change and droughts, which have affected the wider region.

Iran has also suffered due to low rainfall, experiencing its own decline in water levels due to droughts, according to a report from the Iranian space agency cited by Mehr news agency.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Science & Technology
The Incredible (and unique) firepower of the US Army Nightstalkers
[Sandboxx] The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment is the U.S. military’s premier rotary-wing special operations unit. Created in the 1980s after the failed attempt to rescue the American hostages from Iran, the "Night Stalkers," as the unit is nicknamed, has seen action in every major and minor conflict ever since.

These are the pilots who flew the stealth helicopters that carried SEAL Team 6 in the Osama bin Laden raid and the pilots who put the Delta Force operators on the ground during the raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. Simply put, there are no better helicopter pilots in the world.

With a battle-proven motto "Night Stalkers Don’t Quit," the 160th SOAR brings impressive precision strike capabilities to the U.S. special operations arsenal. A rare video from Iraq showcases their deadly precision, but before we delve into that, let’s go over the Night Stalker arsenal.
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#1  Raining hellfire.
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#3  Referenced Video:
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