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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Connecticut police open investigation into brazen caught-on-tape theft of grocery store carts full of goods
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/14/2021 08:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336082 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  Investigating ... what? That's legal now in the DRS*
*Democrat Republic of Soros
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/14/2021 8:37 Comments || Top||

Maybe I am too old school.
I would have just walked over and stabbed the front Passenger tire.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/14/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#3  You are too old school, we can tell by the way you type with two fingers and a thumb, And because your solutions to problems make too much sense.
That means you were likely born in the last millennium before the turn of the last 1/2 Century mark, and own a pick-up 👆 truck.
Posted by: Whanter Grundy5481 || 11/14/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Given the remarkable homogeneity of the stuff in their carts, I suspect they are stealing for resale, not to eat because they’re starving.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  ^
Good point, but I would not jump to the conclusion that they are gay, being homogeneity, and all. 😉
Posted by: Whanter Grundy5481 || 11/14/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#6  I would not jump to the conclusion that they are gay, being homogeneity

Subtle, TW. Very subtle...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/14/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Not to imply that anyone is a homophone...
Posted by: SteveS || 11/14/2021 10:08 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ back to Obamaphone references, eh?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Wow #7 that's a trade secret... how did you get that information... Google's 7G Pixel 6.314159 "Special Community Communications" in Sorta Seafoam, is not suppose to be announced until January 1, 2022....
You must be either in the business or cosmically connected to the himmeltanious universe...
Man, I hope you don't get in trouble over that post...
Posted by: Chutle Grereck2105 || 11/14/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ I would have thought Crapple would be first to incorporate gheydar into their phone.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/14/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#11  ^^^
Well they did a survey first to see if the SCC could handle the change and came up with this:

They called the results as " Homogenic not ready for US market"

But in Europe, it's A-OK.
Posted by: Chutle Grereck2105 || 11/14/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#12  Good lord, guys - I fall asleep for a little nap and this is what y’all get up to? I should send you all to your rooms, but I suppose that since I used words in my comment... ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#13  Stranix in Under Siege: "Oh, discipline is just out the window here..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/14/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ "They never liked me anyway."

"Bet they'll fucking love you now!"
Posted by: Raj || 11/14/2021 14:38 Comments || Top||

#15  #8 ^ back to Obamaphone references, eh?
Posted by Frank G 2021-11-14 10:12|| 2021-11-14 10:12|| Front Page ||Comments Top

you were doing the same a few days ago
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 11/14/2021 15:36 Comments || Top||

#16  That was a cheap joke between me and SteveS, dumbfuck. Have a great day :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 17:29 Comments || Top||

#17  ^(Heh!)
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 11/14/2021 17:32 Comments || Top||

#18  #16 = Hater
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 11/14/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||

#19  Uh huh. You have a great day as well.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 17:50 Comments || Top||

#20  Given the remarkable homogeneity of the stuff in their carts, I suspect they are stealing for resale, not to eat because they’re starving.

Organized Retail Crime is a *huge* thing, and the policies the left have been pushing have made it easier and more profitable. Of course, the organizations conducting it tend to have other illegal activities, and some funnel the money overseas to such bastions of peace and civilization as Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/14/2021 19:47 Comments || Top||

#21  You’re white knighting Steve S, Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589? An interesting choice, to be sure.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2021 21:04 Comments || Top||

#22  A Lay of Gay Blades and White Knighting
On Rantburg, affray, and affrighting
Of horses, and friction,
And old fashioned diction
And billowing banners and... fighting.
Posted by: Xir Limerick Spade5830 || 11/14/2021 22:29 Comments || Top||

#23  ^ the Lay of Igor (Beaver)
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/14/2021 22:37 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
University of Maryland Adds New Ethnic Category for 'Students of Color minus Asian'
[AMGREATNESS] On Thursday, a photo went viral of a student admissions chart from the University of Maryland, which depicts a bizarre new racial category for non-White students titled "Students of Color, minus Asian," the Daily Caller reports.
"Generic dumb" and "generically not dumb."
The photo, shared by investigative journalist and leading opponent of Critical Race Theory

...teaches that skin color is the most important characteristic of any person, which translates to separate but equal with a different bunch in charge. All whites are born racist and racism permeates every aspect of society, which should be dismantled and the remains turned over to the kind of dipshit who pushes this nonsense...
Chris Rufo, depicts freshmen admission rates over the course of four years, from 2017 to 2021. At the bottom of the chart, newly-admitted freshmen are separated into two categories: "Students of Color, minus Asian," and "White or Asian students." Across all four years, the latter category notably made up roughly 80 percent of all admissions in every Fall semester.

"We’re at the point in the discourse when colleges have created the highly scientific and totally legitimate racial category of ’Students of Color, minus Asian,’" Rufo sarcastically remarked on Twitter.

In response to the controversy, the University of Maryland issued a statement in which it defended maintaining these two categories, saying that the chart was meant to depict the data of students that the university considers "underrepresented."
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just another article
on the newly minted WokeReligion
and their WoRe-Locks on the loose.

call them what you wish,
attacking the American People & Institutions
from within.

Why Wokeism Is a Religion -
Introducing the Taxonomy of Woke Religion
Posted by: Black Bart Jeper4940 || 11/14/2021 4:40 Comments || Top||

UoM now has Good Colored People vs. Bad Colored People.

Sure sounds racist when its put in such simple clear decision making terms.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/14/2021 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  GoodWhites

Wouldn't it just be easier to have two categories of Wokemons and Deplorables?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/14/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#4  It seems the progressives are coming up with more racially based ways to divide people than the Naation Socialist Workers Party did. Remarkable how intolerant, divisive and authoritarian the Nazis Progressives have become
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 11/14/2021 15:31 Comments || Top||

@ODU has released a statement clarifying that neither it nor its radical assistant professor was advocating for child sex abuse. Honest.

Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336078 views] Top|| File under:

This is some seriously sick #$%^.

Does this facility get Federal Dept of Education $$$$? Then cut it now.

Is the goal to attract College Students still dating pre-schoolers?

what is the course syllabus:
Class for Pedophile prone students,
Class demo's,
Hands on research exercises,
and instruction of proper child handling techniques?

Has Bi-Dung enroll as a Remote Instructor?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/14/2021 5:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Everyone was Warned about 4 Months Ago,
Remember ????

Posted by: Winky Glusomble2768 || 11/14/2021 5:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Dystopia is here
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/14/2021 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Sounds like someone got a backlash
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Perhaps from angry alumni whose pledges and endowments might be being used to fund this cr*p, Frank?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/14/2021 17:01 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Zactly!
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 20:17 Comments || Top||

#7  The guy behind the gay chorus song -- who said it's really all about tolerance and openness -- also wrote a stage play "exploring" bacha bazai. People from Afghanistan, familiar with the subject, found his "play" tasteless and exploitative.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/14/2021 20:52 Comments || Top||

#8  That’s disgusting, Rob.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2021 23:05 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Leave Those Leaves: The National Wildlife Federation Says Leaves Help Create A Healthy Ecosystem
Posted by: Cloling Glairt5226 || 11/14/2021 06:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It all depends on whether you're trying grow grass or not. Forest floor litter impedes competing growth.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/14/2021 10:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I go out with the mower and mulch them into the lawn every couple days.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/14/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Moisture produces composting = good fertilizer. It's the beetle-infested/drought-killed deadwood that needs to be logged out, and controlled burns of undergrowth that used to happen naturally
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 17:39 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm good!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/14/2021 19:27 Comments || Top||

The Oldest Brewery In America Just Gifted The Oldest Beer Drinker In America A Truckload Of Her Favorite Beer.
Posted by: Cloling Glairt5226 || 11/14/2021 06:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hope she has time to drink it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/14/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

'The best that ever served': Winter Haven man once commanded elite Tiger Force in Vietnam
[The Ledger] The generation that fought World War II has largely disappeared. The remaining Korean War veterans are glimpsing the twilight.

The country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who came of age in the 1960s during Vietnam are mostly in their 70s and 80s. Not surprisingly, they constitute the largest group of surviving veterans, in numbers approaching six million.

For these veterans, especially those who experienced combat in Vietnam, the memories can be exceptionally vivid.

Most veterans of that era never went to Vietnam, and of those who did, the vast majority were not assigned combat roles. But for those so deployed, they experienced a largely directionless war that killed in excess of 58,000 of their countrymen and an estimated million or more Vietnamese.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under:


The common "Thank you for your service.", sounds lacking and hollow, given what he and others like him did quietly on lurps.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/14/2021 6:06 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits
[FoxBusiness] CMS instructs nursing homes to allow visits at all times for all residents

The government on Friday directed nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions while urging residents, families and facility staff to keep their guard up against outbreaks.

The new guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services instructs nursing homes to allow visits at all times for all residents. Facilities will no longer be able to limit the frequency and length of visits, or require advance scheduling. Although large groups of visitors are discouraged, nursing homes won't be allowed to limit the number of loved ones and friends who can pay a call on residents.

Many states and communities are still grappling with COVID-19 surges driven by the aggressive delta variant, but the most recent government data show that cases among residents and staff have continued to decline after rising earlier in the summer and fall.

Nationally, vaccination rates average 86% for nursing home residents and 74% for staff, although that can vary dramatically from state to state and facility to facility. Many nursing homes are rushing to provide booster shots for their residents. Staffers were recently required by the government to get vaccinated.

This "gets us the closest to pre-pandemic visitation that we've ever been since the beginning of the pandemic," said Jodi Eyigor, director of nursing home quality and policy for LeadingAge, an industry group that represents nonprofit facilities.

The federal guidance draws a line on visits by people who have tested positive for COVID or meet the criteria for quarantine. Nursing homes should not allow COVID-positive visitors to enter.

But residents can still receive visits if their facility is in the midst of an outbreak investigation or if they themselves are under special precautions to prevent COVID transmission. In such cases, residents and visitors must wear masks and protective gear.

It was unclear Friday how the new federal guidance would work with local and state requirements that may be more restrictive.

People in long-term care facilities have borne a cruel toll from the pandemic. They represent about 1% of the U.S. population, but accounted for roughly in 3 in 10 deaths. The ravages of COVID were compounded by enforced isolation. Nursing homes went on lockdown in March of last year and residents were unable to see their loved ones in person until early this spring.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As the worm turns;
Posted by: Dale || 11/14/2021 3:54 Comments || Top||

#2  More 'Worms to Turn':

The Unmasking of Dr. Mengele S. Fauci
Posted by: Gluting Pelosi9760 || 11/14/2021 4:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Fearing the discovery of his own misdeeds and committed to protecting his community handlers, Fauci effectively obstructed discovery and truth finding.

A top performer, Fauci's age and proximity to retirement are the only inhibiting factors to his potential promotion and advancement within the Federal system.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2021 6:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Total incoherence now... So grandma's NOT at risk, but school kids are?

Nb. the latter are forced to wear masks when playing sports or musical instruments in band or orchestra. Ever tried to run a 440 with a bag around your face or play the trumpet through a face diaper?

And little kids at zero risk are now forced to get vaccines that don't work, or that even pose 5x as much risk, in the case of young males and myocarditis risk, as they face from COVID if not vaxxed.

F--k these morons. Enough of this madness.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/14/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Oklahoma National Guard defies Pentagon, won't impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate
[Just The News] The newly installed head of the Oklahoma National Guard has ordered that troops under his command will not be forced to comply with the Pentagon's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the armed forces.

"No Oklahoma Guardsman will be required to take the COVID-19 Vaccine," Army Brig. Gen. Thomas Mancino wrote in a Thursday memo. The memo was at odds with a Defense Department directive that the "total force" - including the National Guard - must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mancino noted in the memo that Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is the organization's "lawful Commander in Chief" when not under federal orders, implying that Stitt - not Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin - has the final call on any vaccine mandate.

Mancino wrote in the memo that "no negative administrative or legal action will be taken" against guard members who do not get the vaccine.

Mancino was appointed on Wednesday as adjutant general of the Oklahoma National Guard, replacing former Adjutant General Michael Thompson.

Governor Kevin Stitt earlier this month asked Austin to suspend the vaccine mandate for members of the Oklahoma National Guard.

"It is irresponsible for the federal government to place mandatory vaccine obligations on Oklahoma national guardsmen which could potentially limit the number of individuals that I can call upon to assist the state during an emergency," Stitt wrote in a Nov. 1 letter to Austin.

"This mandate violates the personal freedoms of many Oklahomans, as it asks them to potentially sacrifice their personal beliefs in order to not lose their jobs," Stitt wrote. "All of our national guardsmen take this calling very seriously. These are patriotic citizens who are willing to put their lives on the line to protect others in our communities during times of greatest need."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336090 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...There's a few ways this could go, none of them good:

*They could Federalize the OKNG, and then - strictly by the book - it's game over. I personally feel this is the most likely scenario; given how into control this administration is, and it is the least likely to be overturned before implementation. Keep in mind also that OK went solidly for Trump in 2020 - there will be a lot of motivation to show those Okie hicks who's boss.

*DOD could shut off funding to the OKNG, but that opens up a whole can of worms across the rest of the country - you'll have Governors on both sides asking if they can lose their funding if they do anything the Feds disagree with. Remember - don't give Biden a power or privilege that you don't want a DeSantis or Trump to have. (NOTE: On the other hand, it's entirely possible that the Administration and DOD simply aren't bright enough to realize that.)

*The Administration can talk a good fight and try to make it look as if they're applying pressure, but instead quietly trying to get them to make some kind of concession. Again, I don't think they're smart enough to do this.

*DOD can effectively ignore it. Quite possible, but that will encourager les autres.

Popcorn, anyone?

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/14/2021 6:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Given the 5th Federal Court has rule The VAX Mandate unconstitutional.

They now stand on firm Legal Ground being Citizen-Warriors and not full time DOD.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/14/2021 6:08 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Yes, "Federalize" the full-time position of the State Adjutant General. If Gen. Mancino then fails to comply with the Biden mandate, relieve him and bring in someone from Fort Sill who will.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2021 6:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Who needs a Constitution -

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress

Yeah, federalize them, then how do you control them? You quickly run into a 'consent of the governed' issue cause you can't court martial them all. One day a member of the Oklahoma National Guard, the next day a member of the state's militia not subject to federal authority.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/14/2021 6:26 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Announce that DoD and the President of the United States have lost confidence in General Marcino's ability to lead.

Federalize ONLY the position of Adjutant General. Send down an OGA-Stasi minder "advisor" to the office to make sure things go as planned.

Each of the 11 Unified Commands (CENTCOM, SOUTHCOM, EUCOM, etc) have OGA 'liaison officers' who sit outside the CINC's office. The precedent has already been established.

The Biden administration is at WAR! State's Adjutant Generals are routinely replaced by Active Duty generals during wartime or in national emergency situations. See Joint Task Force Katrina and LTG Russel L. Honoré for details.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2021 6:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Things are sooo screwed up, I'd be happy if we could follow the Magna Carta right now.
Posted by: Greatle Glurt1356 || 11/14/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#7  More on how Mancino was appointed
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 7:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Depending on the state and their constitutions, the appointment belongs to the state, not the feds. The feds can federalize the troops but not his office. As for Katrina, that was coordination and cooperation not subordination of guards assets that were not federalized.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/14/2021 9:07 Comments || Top||

#9  A US military completely purged of unvaccinated sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines is a military that will follow any unlawful order and that can be used against the very citizens it is supposed to protect. That is the purpose of the vaccination order and the earlier stand down to fight against "white supremacy". The DNC wants a military like the Nazi regime that will just "follow orders" so they can wield it as they wish with no concern for the law or the constitution. Such a military might even refuse to follow orders of a duly elected GOP president and turn on him if ordered to do so by a democrat.
Posted by: Ichnusa || 11/14/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Last Soviet Romeo submarine retired to Balaklava
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Regnum] The last surviving submarine of Project 633RV (Romeo) was towed to the underground museum complex in Balaklava.

The submarine S-49 was sent to the underground museum after repair and restoration work, the hull of the boat was updated and painted. As a permanent exhibit, the submarine will be placed in the dry dock of the museum complex. The dry dock is a reinforced concrete pool 100 meters long and over 8 thousand cubic meters in volume.

The S-49 submarine was laid down at the Krasnoye Sormovo plant in Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) on March 29, 1952 and launched in July 1961. At the end of the 60s, the S-49 was reequipped for testing the anti-submarine systems "Waterfall" and "Wind" and until 1985 was involved in testing all missile-torpedoes in service with the Navy. In 2019, the submarine was withdrawn from the Black Sea Fleet.

Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Such a magical place. So much history. a href="">Balaklava and even Sevatopol; A grand communication error.
Posted by: Dale || 11/14/2021 3:40 Comments || Top||

#2  " O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? ".

I am in Balaklava, Juliette, a settlement on the Crimean Peninsula and part of the city of Sevastopol. It is an administrative center of Balaklava Raion (Region) that used to be part of the Crimean Oblast before it was transferred to Sevastopol Municipality. Population: 18,649
Posted by: Dopey Bonaparte9951 || 11/14/2021 5:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Evidently they have no plans to ever use that dry dock for anything, ever again. Not with a museum exhibit parked in it.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/14/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Underground bunker full of soviet era weapons is the perfect staging point to counter-attack The Cylons.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/14/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

Temps in Novosibirsk region will plunge to -20C
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] In Novosibirsk, tomorrow, November 14, at night light snow is expected from time to time, southwestern wind 4-9 m / s, air temperature -2 ... -4 ° C, ice on the roads in places. This is the forecast of the West Siberian Hydrometeorological Center.

On Monday, November 15, in the Novosibirsk region, in some areas, it is predicted a small, at night in the east in some places moderate snow, in the daytime with sleet. Temperature at night is −3 ... −8 ° C, with clearings up to - 13 ° C; during the day -4 ... +1 ° C, in some places up to -13 ° C.

On Tuesday, November 16, light snow is expected in the region at night in some areas, mostly rainless during the day. At night, a sharp cooling to -10 ... -15 ° C, in some places up to -20 ° C, in the daytime -6 ... -11 ° C, in some places up to -16 ° C.

Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yep it promises to be colder than a Well Diggers A$$.

But looking at its historical temps for Novosibirsk

Their Nov. normal avg temps are 26F (-3.3 °C) down to 14f (-10 °C).
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/14/2021 5:20 Comments || Top||

#2  I'll put in another plug for looking at the temperature in Oymyakon. They went down to -40 on Nov 9 although they are a lot warmer today.

It is at ~64N and at elevation of ~2500' and radiational cooling can lower the temperature rapidly.

Posted by: Lord Garth || 11/14/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||


"Freezing the balls off the brass monkey," a Navy phrase about cannon balls...

This piece of alleged history explains that in the olden days of sailing ships, cannon balls were stacked on the decks on brass plates called “monkeys.” The plates had indentions in them that held the balls on the bottoms of the stacks. Brass, however, expands and contracts with the temperature and if it got cold enough, the cannon balls could fall…giving real foundation to the phrase “cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey!”

According to the United States Navy Historical Center, this is a legend of the sea without historical justification. The center has researched this because of the questions it gets and says the term “brass monkey” and a vulgar reference to the effect of cold on the monkey’s extremities, appears to have originated in the book “Before the Mast” by C.A. Abbey. It was said that it was so cold that it would “freeze the tail off a brass monkey.” The Navy says there is no evidence that the phrase had anything to do with ships or ships with cannon balls.

Thus = FICTION !

But my dear monkey friend, do not go to Novosibirsk, today, November 14, at night light snow is expected from time to time, southwestern wind 4-9 m / s, air temperature -2 ... -4 ° C, ice on the roads in places.

Hey monkey buddy, what are those two things rolling down the road...
Posted by: Greatle Glurt1356 || 11/14/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#5  It's cold as the nipple on a witch's t*t.
Cold as a bucket of penguin sh*t.
Cold as the hairs on a polar bear's a$$.
Cold as the frost on a champagne glass...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/14/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Current global temperature rises ‘unprecedented’ over last 24,000 years - study

Oh noes — computer model sez! Also, I note in passing that those climate guys can prove anything if they set their starting point carefully. Compare the Jerusalem post’s intentional hysteria to ice core data from Greenland and Antarctica here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#7  M. Murcek's Limericks - Coming to RDSTP Bookstore Soon

Not to be confused with Edward Lear's Limericks

There was a Young Person of Crete,
Whose toilette was far from complete;
She dressed in a sack,
Spickle-speckled with black,
That ombliferous person of Crete.

Posted by: Whanter Grundy5481 || 11/14/2021 9:27 Comments || Top||

#8  I can't take credit. I first saw it in Gravity's Rainbow, part of the "Great Banana Breakfast" chapter, but I've seen it other places too. Still, it stuck in my mind, anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/14/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#9  I like it... Good One for the Topic..
You got Limericks in your soul,
And they are going to come out.
Posted by: Whanter Grundy5481 || 11/14/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#10  Current global temperature rises ‘unprecedented’ over last 24,000 years - study

Might have something to do with an ice age 12,000 years ago; no mention of that in the article.
Posted by: Raj || 11/14/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||

#11  By the verge of the verdant Durance
Lived a lively vieil homme de la France
Who could tell what transpired
Between Lear and those Albanians he hired,
Could that Proustian ponce of Provence.

Posted by: Xir Limerick Spade5830 || 11/14/2021 23:15 Comments || Top||

#12  Gawd, why 3ven start (editing)... but...Albanians Albanian fellows
Posted by: Xir Limerick Spade5830 || 11/14/2021 23:20 Comments || Top||

Russian fighters escort NATO aircraft in the Black Sea
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Russian Aerospace Forces fighters escorted four reconnaissance aircraft of NATO member countries over the Black Sea. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

The objects of the potential enemy were recorded by the aerospace forces' radar. The Russian defense department emphasized that monitoring of military activity by the United States will continue.

We will remind, earlier on November 9, three NATO reconnaissance aircraft were seen in the Black Sea area, similar incidents were also recorded on November 10 and 11.

Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Your Russian Escorts for the Day NATO.
Alina, Olga, Valentina, and Valerie

Posted by: Black Bart Jeper4940 || 11/14/2021 5:20 Comments || Top||

#2  green cards!
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 11/14/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

Two Ukrainians killed in mine attack in Lugansk
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] In Donbass, the explosion killed the deputy commander of one of the brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and his driver. As reported by the Lugansk Information Center, this was announced on November 13 by the official representative of the People's Militia of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) Ivan Filiponenko at a briefing.

"Yesterday (November 12), two militants of the Ukrainian 79th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine died as a result of hitting a mine: the deputy brigade commander for airborne training, Lieutenant Colonel Prusov and his driver, Sergeant Fedoseev," Filiponenko said.

According to him, according to preliminary information, the mine was previously installed by Ukrainian sappers at a railway crossing to cover tank-hazardous directions.

lb.ua is reporting that separatists fired on a settlement in Donetsk, at Novotroitskoye, using 122mm artillery and 120mm mortars. Novotroitskoye is 20 kilometers south southeast of Donetsk city.

Separatist media is claiming Ukrainian heavy mortar fire fell on Zaistevo, north of Donetsk city and in Belaya Kamenka, Petrovskoe and Styla , which is near Mariupol.

The day before, separatist media said that Ukrainian artillery fire fell on Disengagement Zone 3 which included Petrovka. The fire came from Bogdanovka, and included 30 30mm autocannon fire rounds as well as 120mm mortar fire.
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Hackers compromise FBI's external email system - Bloomberg News
[JPost] Incompetence and bias on parade
Hackers compromised the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s external email system on Saturday, Bloomberg News reported.

The hackers sent out tens of thousands of emails from an FBI email account warning of a possible cyberattack, the report added, citing threat-tracking organization Spamhaus Project.

The FBI is aware of fake emails originating from an FBI account, the agency said in a statement to Bloomberg News.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats


Wondering out loud....
Is this going to be used as Cover Story for the Project V. leaks to the NYT?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/14/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ The Spamhaus Project is the over story. The Bureau can now claim that any communications discovered as a result of the Durham, Trump-Russia investigation is Spamhuas related.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2021 5:57 Comments || Top||

Down Under
Australia’s military space architecture
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#1  The Australian Flight Line

Posted by: Greatle Glurt1356 || 11/14/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

Ships at California ports are now waiting RECORD 17 days to unload: Supply crisis gets worse after Biden vowed to fix it
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/14/2021 06:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Inflation's even worse than the officially-calculated figures indicate -- fu-king liars.

They're way underestimating the sharp increase in the cost of housing for renters and new homebuyers ("shelter inflation").

Here's ex-Wall Street economist David P. Goldman aka 'Spengler' in AsiaTimes yesterday:

"The US Consumer Inflation Report for October was horrible, showing a 12% annualized rate of price change. But it’s even worse than it looks. The shelter component of the index lags the more reliable private gauges of rent inflation. That means worse is to come.

"Three US companies publish national rent indexes – CoreLogic, Zillow and Apartmentlist.com – and their readings of year-on-year rent inflation range from 9% to 16%. But the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a year-on-year rise in the rents of just 3.4%. Shelter represents a third of household expenditures according to the Consumer Price Index...."
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/14/2021 11:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Good. Should give everyone enough time to log onto Amazon and watch Mayor Pete.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/14/2021 14:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Fix it again, Joe!
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/14/2021 16:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Inflation's even worse than the officially-calculated figures indicate

The CPI calculator is manipulated. Read that if the old CPI calculator is used, inflation would be 14%.
Posted by: Grains Thoth4833 || 11/14/2021 20:44 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Yes. Add in the extra bump for the increase in rents and it's more like 14% + 3% = 17%.

We're back to the late 1970s now.

Seventeen percent annual inflation.

= short the USSA
... and go long all the commodities-producing states that aren't crucially dependent on China i.e. Saudi, Russia, South Africa

Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/14/2021 22:34 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit less than a week after Elon Musk's aerospace company sent four astronauts to the ISS
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