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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Gunman shoots three people after boarding bus in Michigan before being shot dead by police
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • On Saturday at 9:15 am police said they responded to an 'active shooter' situation at the Kalamazoo Transportation Center

  • Police Chief Coakley confirmed that 54-year-old Anthony Oliver got on a bus and shot three passengers who suffered non-life threatening injuries

  • When officers arrived to the scene of the active shooting they encountered Oliver who exchanged gunfire with multiple officers, police said.

  • Oliver was shot in the exchange and taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries

  • No officers were injured and police say it is not clear if Oliver knew any of the passengers
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

No Anthony Oliver pictures yet as of 0848hrs???
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 8:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Potentially (not verified) thismug
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#3 
If it is him.... the absence of his photo in the MEDIA speaks volumes on their racially selective publication data.
Posted by: NN2N! || 11/28/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Coulter Rule
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 10:19 Comments || Top||

#5  At least the taxpayer won't have to pay for his jail time.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/28/2021 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Re #2: Doubtful. That (questionable) news site uses that photo for at least one more story.
Gurnee Mills mall shooting leaves Zion man, 26, dead, police say
Posted by: Thor B. Hayes6354 || 11/28/2021 12:53 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ thanks, still unknown...why?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/28/2021 16:48 Comments || Top||

#8  "Named after a 2015 tweet from provocative conservative political commentator, Ann Coulter, Coulter's Law states that the longer it takes the news media to identify a mass shooter in the United States, the less likely it is to be a white male."
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 17:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Why, after looking back on things 13% of the population is responsible for 69% of the crime, yet everybody 'self-censors'.... "Oooh, I don't want to look or seem prejudicial" ... grow some coconuts 🥥
speak your mind and let the Rantburg Censor squirm in their seat 💺, face facts or die ignorantly.
Posted by: Captain Poodle6898 || 11/28/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

#10  Grow Some Coconuts 🥥 People
Your Perpetrator LINK

Posted by: Captain Poodle6898 || 11/28/2021 19:33 Comments || Top||

#11  /\ That will do Captain. Throttle it back just a tad. I can assure you, no one is squirming or dying ignorant.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/28/2021 19:47 Comments || Top||

#12  No perp photo?
tick tock...
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 20:27 Comments || Top||


Oakland security guard dies after the grandfather of three was shot while protecting a TV crew reporting on scourge of smash-and-grab looting in Bay Area
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Kevin Nishita, a former police officer, was shot in the lower abdomen while protecting KRON4's news team from armed robbers on Wednesday

  • One of 12 masked thieves at the Prome 356 store tried to snatch the camera from the reporters when Nishita jumped in and got shot

  • KRON4, its parent company, Nishita's employer and the Oakland Police Department are offering a $32,500 reward for information on the suspects

  • The TV station mourned the guard, a father of two and grandfather of three

  • It is the latest in a saga of organized robbery rampaging across California
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thugs capitalizing on the police being defunded by BLM.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 11/28/2021 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Sad to hear of it happening to the security guard, but his death can be attributed to the lame stream media who also pushed for defunding the police and the no bail movement.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 11/28/2021 0:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Another brick in the wall for Antifa & BLM.
RIP Kevin Nishita, you were working for your family and loved ones to give them a better life, God Bless Your Soul - Amen - To the family, may you find peace in your time of sorrow and may GOD be with you all.
Amen.

My Advice after your Period of Grief


Move to a safer place...Tennessee maybe, and vote Republican for here on end.
Posted by: Jater Jomonter5711 || 11/28/2021 1:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Lost in the "discussion." The media promoted all this sort of activity. Why do they need to be guarded from behavior they are encouraging?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/28/2021 1:18 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^^
Agree, Pop a few of the media, they just might change their tune, if they are not tooo dense in the head.
Posted by: Spaigum Grundy6582 || 11/28/2021 1:32 Comments || Top||


13-year-old fatally shot boy, 5, while making a video
[STARTRIBUNE] A 13-year-old fatally shot a 5-year-old boy at a Brooklyn Park residence while several children were trying to make a video to post on social media, police say.

The 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday morning and being held at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center. He was related to the younger boy but the two were not siblings, said Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Mark Bruley.

Officers were called about 10:20 p.m. Thursday to a home on the 8000 block of Florida Avenue N. about a shooting that injured a child. Police arrived to find the boy had a single gunshot to the head.

Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful, Bruley said.

An initial investigation found that the 13-year-old and several other juveniles were inside the residence handling a gun to make the video. At some point, the 13-year-old accidentally fired the gun and a bullet hit the victim, Bruley said.

Another 13-year-old, an 8-year-old and another 5-year-old also were in the room. Police may pursue charges if they find the owner of the gun did not properly lock it up, according to Bruley.

The child is the fifth person who has been fatally shot in Brooklyn Park this year. This year nearly 130 incidents of shots fired and 23 people hit have been reported, according to the city website. Last year, two people were killed by gunfire, 38 people were stuck and 102 incidents of shots fired was recorded.

"We're seeing record numbers of shots fired, gun calls, guns being taken off the streets — the violence is unlike what we have seen before regarding weapons and guns," Bruley said. "It feels like (accidental shootings) are up because all too often we're going to calls involving guns, shots fired, whether it be intentional or accidental or other."
Posted by: Fred || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But Alec Baldwin does NOT get arrested for the same thing???
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 11/28/2021 3:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Gun Violence Descends. Again.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 7:54 Comments || Top||


Up to 30 conduct Black Friday robbery at Best Buy in Burnsville
[STARTRIBUNE] A group of 20 to 30 people grabbed numerous electronic items Friday evening at the Best Buy store in Burnsville and quickly fled before police could arrive.

No weapons were seen in the caper and no one was reported injured, Burnsville police Capt. Don Stenger said. No one had been arrested as of Saturday morning.

"We don't know exactly what was taken or the dollar value," Stenger said.

The robbery occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year following the Thanksgiving holiday. There were unconfirmed media reports that a similar robbery conducted by a smaller group also happened Friday at the Best Buy in Maplewood.

The incidents resemble a number of mass robberies recently reported across the United States, where groups of people "swarm" a store, clear the shelves of goods and then flee.
Posted by: Fred || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jeff Bezos approves this message.
Posted by: Airandee || 11/28/2021 6:53 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Accessory.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3 

I guess they misunderstood the meaning of Black Friday.☺-☻
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||


#5  Burnsville, a Minneapolis suburb.
Posted by: Bobby || 11/28/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Bastions of Donk dominance.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/28/2021 15:28 Comments || Top||


Waukesha victim, 11 - one of nine kids injured during Christmas parade attack - is clinging to life on a ventilator nearly a week after SUV killer Darrell Brooks hit crowd
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • An 11-year-old girl injured in the Waukesha Christmas Parade massacre is still clinging to life nearly a week after SUV killer drove into crowd of spectators

  • Jessalyn Torres remains on a ventilator after Darrell Brooks, 39, plowed through the small town holiday parade, killing six people and injuring 60

  • Torres's mother, Amber Kohnke, said that her daughter remains at the Children's Wisconsin Hospital alongside the other eight children who were injured

  • Kohnke spent the Thanksgiving holiday with her daughter in her hospital room

  • Jessalyn is among four children who remain in serious condition after the massacre, with three others in fair condition and two in good condition

  • Kohnke said her daughter was dancing in the parade when Brooks barreled into the crowd of spectators, with the impact of the crash throwing into the air
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

I seem to have missed it...
Has BLOM or ANTI-Fart, Pelosi, Harris, Hillary and etc... publicly denounced Darrell Brooks for his murders?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 8:53 Comments || Top||

#2  No
Posted by: Chris || 11/28/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#3  On a ventilator, huh? Are we sure she's not gonna die of WuFlu?
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/28/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#4  So now the Waukesha Massacre has already disappeared from The NY Times' national coverage.

Gone. Not even a trace. Total 1984, down the memory hole.

F--k these disgusting liars.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
CA: News crew guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery
[10 News] Oh, now. THIS will be big shit... Only becuz it affects the "Media". RIP, and no disrespect to the deceased
A security guard has died after he was shot while protecting a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew.

News outlets said Saturday that the station was devastated by the loss of Kevin Nishita.

The former police officer was an armed guard who provided security for many reporters in the region.

He was shot in the abdomen during an attempted robbery of KRON-TV's camera equipment in Oakland on Wednesday.

The news crew was covering a recent smash-and-grab robbery of a clothing store.

Parts of California have been struck by a rash of organized retail thefts in which bands of thieves break into high-end stores and snatch merchandise.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Steve Sailer (I think, or maybe John Derbyshire) said that if there's to be resistance to the Woke madness from within the media, it will be led by the sensationalist, if it bleeds it leads local TV news orgs.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 6:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Smash and grab artists turning on their own enablers, the News Media. How will this turn out?
Posted by: jpal || 11/28/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Ok so why are those who are so insistent about nobody having guns going around with armed guards?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/28/2021 16:04 Comments || Top||


French academy resists 'Taliban-like minority working to undermine the Western world'
[TheArtNewspaper] 'Taliban-like minority working to undermine the Western world': uproar after French Academy in Rome moves to remove tapestries linked to colonialism.

After a media campaign, French art historians and scholars sign a petition accusing the Villa Medici of "cancelling culture".

The prestigious French Academy in Rome in the Villa Medici, founded by Louis XIV in 1666, has been accused of "cancelling culture" after meeting with some of its residents who are calling for the removal of tapestries in the Grand Salon.

Sent to Rome from France in 1726, the tapestries were inspired by a series of exotic paintings offered to the Sun King by the former Dutch governor of Brazil, portraying—in his own words—“the whole nation”; its flora and fauna, inhabitants, cities and fortresses.

Due to their links with Europe’s imperial past, the tapestries' presence in the villa has been called into question by some of the young artists of the French Academy. On 30 September, the villa organised a symposium with residents and historians to discuss the background of these panels and their meaning at the time of their creation and today.

Now, more than 150 art historians and scholars have reacted to the news by signing a petition protesting against this “purification” resulting from “hatred fuelled by extremists”. In France, the term “épuration” recalls the great purge in 1945 of those who collaborated with the German occupying forces, but it is also used to describe ethnic cleansing.

France has largely resisted calls to remove problematic statues and works of art. President Emmanuel Macron even pledged that "the Republic will not erase any trace or name from its history, will not forget any of its works and will not [dismantle] its statues", even though he admitted in an interview with CBS that, "in a certain way, we have to deconstruct our history to get rid of racism".

The reaction to the Villa Medici's meeting was sparked by Didier Rykner, the chief editor of La tribune de l'art, a website, who vowed to "fight with all his might the cancel culture that is gaining strength in France." He said: "For us, it's simple, there is no debate -- it has no place in the domains of heritage, art history or museums."
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's truly a world turned upside down. So now we see French intellectuals and politicians showing more common sense, courage and resolve to defend the West than any American military leader or security establishment official.

Maybe our future depends on the French, Russians and Hungarians? We certainly can't count on our own moronic leaders
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  When the world is turned upside down, it is only the fool who speaks the truth.
Posted by: Clulet Splat5443 || 11/28/2021 15:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Wish we could hear this from our spineless "leaders":

"[I will] fight with all [my power against] cancel culture. ...For us, it's simple, there is no debate -- it has no place in the domains of heritage, art history or museums"
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 17:12 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Prince Andrew used his royal connection to help a controversial tycoon - who paid off the Duke of York's £1.5m loan - open a bank for the super-rich in Monaco
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Emails show Duke of York email Prince of Monaco on behalf of David RowlandHe asked for information about how to open a new bank in the principality

  • Prince Andrew was the UK's taxpayer-funded trade envoy at the time

  • Comes amid reports Mr Rowland paid off a £1.5 million loan in December 2017 given to Andrew by Banque Havilland - controlled by Rowland family

Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 09:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Got nuthin' on this ghoul (diamonds are a ghoul's best friend)
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
China and India set to receive £1.5billion climate aid windfall - despite scuppering COP26 coal pledges
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Richer countries agreed to double funding for developing nations at COP26

  • Despite fastest growing economies in the world, China and India are 'developing'

  • They received a total of about £700 million from developed countries in 2019
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  Tribute.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/28/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Tribute (less 10% for TBG e famiglia)
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Keep the $2 billion and return all their H1Bs.
Posted by: Thor B. Hayes6354 || 11/28/2021 12:55 Comments || Top||


How did 10% of passengers to Holland from South Africa arrive with Covid when they all had NEGATIVE tests? Alarm as suspected cases of Omicron are reported in Germany, Australia and Czech Republic alongside confirmed UK and Belgium cases
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Around 600 passengers arrived on two planes in Schipol Airport, Amsterdam, from Johannesburg yesterday

  • Passengers have been put in quarantine hotels while authorities investigate whether they have been infected

  • Countries across Europe closed their borders to countries in southern Africa yesterday to combat the variant

Courtesy of Bob Snomoth8229:
First Omicron Variant Cases Discovered in U.K. Says Health Secretary
[Newsweek] The U.K has confirmed its first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant a day after it announced travel restrictions from southern Africa.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Saturday that he had been informed by the U.K Health Security Agency (UKHSA) of two cases of the Omicron variant.

"The two cases are linked and there is a connection with travel to southern Africa," he tweeted.

Germany sees increase in fake vaccination certificates
When Germans no longer see the need to obey the law...
[DW] More than 2,500 cases of forged health documents have been reported to state police departments, with the majority created recently, according to a recent investigation by a German newspaper.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Useful details about the Omicron variant are rare in the media, just the usual hype and we'reallgoingtodie stuff.
Here's a recent link with some of the science associated with Omicron.
From it:
We are particularly interested in mutations that could do any of the following:
[1] Increase transmissibility;
[2] Escape our vaccines or infection-induced immunity; and/or
[3] Increase severity (hospitalization or death).

IMNSHO, only [3] matters. [2] omits natural immunity -- illustrated by people neither vaccinated nor previously infected by COVID who stubbornly refused to catch it.
The author of this piece implied travel bans are completely useless. This makes zero sense to me.

Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/28/2021 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Americans panic over Omicron Saturday 11/27/2021

Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/28/2021 1:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Another article which might be of interest.
Most useful point in this article is "There have been a series of variants that have caused initial alarm, only to prove largely unimportant in the course of the pandemic."
That statement will most likely never appear in the MSM about Omicron or any other variant.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/28/2021 1:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Closing lines of this story from ZH today:

It has been pointed out that “Omicron” is an anagram of “moronic”.

One wonders if that’s deliberate and they’re making fun of us.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/28/2021 1:33 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^^^
Good Find....
And by extrapolation other twists to the story emerged.....

moronic adjective
Synonyms & Antonyms of moronic
as in stupid, dumb
Synonyms & Near Synonyms for moronic
dumb, idiotic (also idiotical), stupid
brash, graceless, ill-advised, imprudent, inadvisable, indelicate, indiscreet, injudicious, tactless, undiplomatic, unwise heedless, inconsiderate, mindless, thoughtless
ill-mannered, improper, inappropriate, indecorous, unbecoming, uncivil, unseemly foolish, harebrained, nonsensical, preposterous, senseless, silly
Antonyms & Near Antonyms for moronic
advisable, discreet, judicious, prudent, tactful, wise intelligent, logical, rational, sensible, smart, sound appropriate, becoming, civil, decorous, proper, seemly sage, sane, sapient

Moron is a term once used in psychology and psychiatry to denote mild intellectual disability. The term was closely tied with the American eugenics movement. Once the term became popularized, it fell out of use by the psychological community, as it was used more commonly as an insult than as a psychological term. It is similar to imbecile and idiot.

Posted by: Spaigum Grundy6582 || 11/28/2021 1:51 Comments || Top||

#6  And I ask you where is our leadership in all this, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi...?

Reread the above posting, the answer will emerge.
Posted by: Spaigum Grundy6582 || 11/28/2021 1:54 Comments || Top||

#7  So these ludicrous assholes decided to skip the Greek letters Nu (too risqué for francophones, je pense) and Xi (for obvious reasons).

Here's an anagram fer ye:

We Are Ruled By Sick, Full-of-Shit Morons
= Holy Omicron's Bared: Reeks Wu Flu
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 7:44 Comments || Top||

#8 

Does it sound like $$$$$ money changed hands along the way? Or is Spreading into the EU and UK also part of the Goal?

I guess they never heard of SEALING THE BORDERS to all Human traffic to avoid further spread???

BTW: regarding the Biden Handlers banning flights in from X # of African Countries.

Obtaining Fake Passports from neighboring non-banned countries only takes a few days and at a lot less than the cost of a cheap local Plane Ticket.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||


Arctic Sea Freezes Early, Trapping 18 Ships in Ice Near Russia
[LI] AlGore around?
Fresh off of a post-climate-conference high, MSNBC decided to dedicate a post to all the iconic landmarks around the world that could be lost due to global warming.

These include Easter Island and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

As global temperature continues to rise, bringing with it a slew of freak effects from flooding and drought to wildfires and heatwaves, many of the world’s most stunning landmarks are under threat. We take a look at the incredible ecosystems, national parks and cherished places hanging in the balance.

Yet there is more evidence that what is occurring is related to solar energy output than SUV’s. I have noted before, the Sun has likely entered into the modern Grand Solar Minimum (2020—2053) of sunspot activity. This means that there will be a significant reduction of solar magnetic field and activity like during Maunder minimum leading to a noticeable reduction of terrestrial temperature.

This theory better aligns with the record-breaking cold in the Antarctic as well as the early freeze in the Arctic that just stranded 18 ships.

At least 18 ships are stuck in Arctic sea ice off the coast of Russia after an unexpected early freeze took shipping companies by surprise. Some could be stranded for months as they wait for icebreakers to reach them.

In recent years warmer weather triggered by climate change has allowed ships to cross parts of Russia’s northern sea route in November without the help of icebreakers. Ship owners had assumed this month would be no different.

However, ice up to 30cm thick has already formed across most of the Laptev Sea and East Siberian seas, according to the Barents Sea Observer, a Norwegian news site.

The plight of the ships, which are stuck in five different locations, will raise concerns in Moscow, where the Kremlin has invested heavily in the northern sea route as climate change opens up the Europe to Asia shipping passage.
Particularly interesting, given that it’s recently been discovered that due to Atlantification, where warmer, saltier water from the Atlantic ocean has been infiltrating Arctic waters, the Arctic ocean started warming decades earlier than previously assumed — yet another factor not included in climate model calculations.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Where's Al De Gore when you need him.
Posted by: Dale || 11/28/2021 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Please tell me one of the ships is a Greenpeace ship...
Posted by: Raj || 11/28/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Arctic Ice development is skewed this year. Ice in East Hemisphere is greater than normal. Ice in Hudson Bay is much less than normal.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 11/28/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||


#5 

This cannot be right.
We have over 40 years of good media cited and respected climate authorities. That we are just really a year or so away from the US East coast being under 100ft of water.
🤣

Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian top spook denies Ukrainian invasion plans
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Rusvesna] Sergei Naryshkin, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia, commented on the hysteria, which was being dispersed by the West, about Russia's allegedly impending "invasion" of Ukraine.

Naryshkin called all the statements about this on the air of the TV channel "Russia 1" fakes and lies, blown up into a big bubble.

"I must reassure everyone - nothing like that will happen. In general, everything that is happening now around this topic is, of course, such a malicious propaganda action by the US State Department," the head of the Russian intelligence service assessed the situation.

Naryshkin also explained the purpose of the action: the American foreign policy department "is pumping these fakes, this lie, and its allies, and the leaders of the media, and the leaders of the political science centers of the United States" so that this lie will endlessly multiply further.

"And they inflated a rather big bubble around this," the SVR director emphasized.
Posted by: badanov || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not after the coup plot was discovered.
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 11/28/2021 4:16 Comments || Top||

#2  C'mon, man! Where're the other Horsemen when ya need 'em?

What's Pestilence and the Pale Rider without War and Famine?

Croupier: Your winnings Ten Percent, Sir.
Brandon: Thank you!
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#3  What was he supposed to say?
(1) "Yeah, but we called it off."
(2) "Yeah, but we're still working on it."
(#2 The most likely plan at this point.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/28/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||


Volgagrad historian details pogroms conducted by the Red Army in 1918
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[KavkazUzel] A Volgograd historian and journalist presented a report in which he published information found in declassified documents about the killings, violence and robberies in Kalmykia and the Volga villages in 1918-1919 by the servicemen of the Red Army. The discovered facts revealed previously unknown episodes and exposed characters who were previously heroized, representatives of the scientific community noted.

The researcher exposed the real figure of the heroized character

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Report reveals massive violations in school meals in Dagestan
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[KavkazUzel] The requirements for the quality and safety of food and ready-made meals in school canteens in Dagestan are systematically violated, the perpetrators were fined 8.5 million rubles, Rospotrebnadzor reported. The Accounts Chamber called on the deputies of the republican parliament to increase spending on food for schoolchildren.

For ten months of this year, the Rospotrebnadzor Administration for Dagestan carried out 994 inspections of the organization of hot meals for schoolchildren, as well as the work of suppliers and food operators. 

It turned out that the requirements for the quality and safety of products and ready meals are often not met. The conditions of storage, transportation and sale of products are not systematically observed, employees of the catering units often do not undergo the necessary medical examinations.

A total of 2,193 protocols on administrative offenses, 197 protocols were drawn up against food organizers.

"The total amount of the fine was more than 8.5 million rubles. 68 orders were issued to dismiss employees who did not undergo a full medical examination. Also, 371 orders were issued to eliminate the causes and conditions that contributed to the commission of an administrative offense," the republican administration quoted on November 26 Rospotrebnadzor "Draft."

As the "Caucasian Knot" has reported, in February in the Khunzakh region of Dagestan, 30 schoolchildren turned to doctors with signs of poisoning, three of them were hospitalized. This became the basis for initiating a criminal case.

At the same time, the draft budget of Dagestan for 2022 includes insufficient funds for food for schoolchildren, as well as for the purchase of textbooks, the organization of summer vacations for children, the chairman of the Accounts Chamber of Dagestan Bilal Jakhbarov pointed out in the parliament of the republic.

During the first reading of the draft budget, he proposed to increase these expenditure items at the expense of existing reserves, the People's Assembly of Dagestan reported on November 25 on its website.

The draft budget also does not plan expenditures on strengthening the material and technical base and overhauling of educational institutions, it is not taken into account that debt has accumulated for textbooks supplied to schools, and the library fund of schools needs to be updated, Jakhbarov noted. He also pointed out the problem of providing food for children under three years of age who are registered in medical organizations and need dry mixes, cereals, juices and purees.

"Our analysis of budget allocations showed that the planned expenditures on financing certain issues are not sufficient. In particular, only 250 million rubles are planned to be allocated for providing children under three years of age. rubles," quoted today the head of the Accounts Chamber of Dagestan.

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Russia starts full-scale production of its 'unstoppable' 6,670mph Zircon hypersonic missile as Moscow boasts it has capability to evade all Western defences
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#1  Lots going on at the nose just after launch.
Posted by: Grunter || 11/28/2021 6:04 Comments || Top||

#2  And is mutual assured destruction still a valid policy?
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 11/28/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Difficult to stop with all current western defenses, not evade all.

And that is only until the anti-missile laser defense systems come online.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/28/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||


Advanced T-14 tanks will be delivered to the Russian Army by 2022
by Dylan Malyasov

[DefenceBlog] Russian military officials again claimed that advanced T-14 Armata main battle tanks will be delivered to the Russian Army by year’s end.

"Twenty T-14 tanks based on the Armata heavy multiservice tracked platform are planned for delivery before the end of 2021," Head of the 47th Military Representative Office Major Dmitry Repin said, specifying that the armor would arrive for the Army’s operational units.

"Under the terms of a state contract, the armor’s serial deliveries to the troops are implemented before the end of state trials. Now work is underway to produce a pilot batch before the end of the state trials to get the experience of operational evaluation in the troops," Repin said.

The military representative did not specify the units that would receive the Armata tanks, noting that "This will be determined by the [Defense Ministry’s] Main Automotive and Armor Department."
Prolly to units in front of Volodya's capital.

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#1  Advanced tanks, APCs and Nuclear tipped rockets, all in one day. Color me skeptical.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/28/2021 0:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Kewl. Now send 'em to Syria and see if they do better than the T-80s and T-90s did.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/28/2021 0:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Spoiler... they died quickly
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/28/2021 0:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Ooh! Twenty tanks! At four (40 per Tank Platoon and twelve (12) per Tank Company that is ... almost laughable in its military irrelevance. Unless you are invading Andorra (Monaco might be too much!).
Posted by: magpie || 11/28/2021 1:38 Comments || Top||

#5  /\...at four (4)... sticky keyboard...sheesh.
Posted by: magpie || 11/28/2021 1:39 Comments || Top||

#6  T-14 Armata - https://en.wikipedia.org The T-14 Armata is a next-generation Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform—the first series-produced next-generation tank.Main armament: 2A82-1M 125 mm (4.92 in) Maximum speed: 80 km/h (50 mph)–90 km/h Unit cost: $3.7 million/ Power/weight: 31hp/t
First delivery estimated 2020!
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 11/28/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Maintenance training and parts to arrive 2030.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#8 
Posted by: BLACKS IS A FORM OF DIRT. || 11/28/2021 23:35 Comments || Top||

#9  Dang, BLACKS, you can't catch a break, can ya? Lurking like a tick today, and I'm still missing all the good stuff.
Posted by: Lionel Elmumble1080 || 11/28/2021 23:49 Comments || Top||


Russia unveils improved version of its new armored personnel carrier
By Dylan Malyasov

[DefenceBlog] Russia’s Military Industrial Company (VPK) has unveiled an improved version of its new K-17 Bumerang armored personnel carrier during Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexey Krivoruchko’s visit to the company facility.

Alexey Krivoruchko on Thursday reviewed the production of armored vehicles at the Arzamas machine-building plant of the Military Industrial Company, where, in particular, he got acquainted with the progress of work on the latest armored vehicles on the Boomerang platform.

A new version of the K-17 Bumerang armored personnel carrier with additional armour elements was displayed publicly for the first time.

K-17 Bumerang is reported to be a replacement for the iconic Soviet BTR-80. The new vehicle is equipped with 12.7 mm machine gun.
Noooo!
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Posted by: badanov || 11/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So hypersonic missiles, new tanks and new APC's. Looks like Ma Russia is serious about defending themselves from outraged anti-vaxers.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/28/2021 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Putin's Russia is not Woke. For all their flaws and problems, the Russians believe in their civilization and are not apologizing or kneeling or flagellating themselves over their history.

They were weak and reeling for ten years, but the last decades have seen Russia's vitality and confidence return. Their population is steadily increasing, to the point where the Russian fertility rate now exceeds the white American rate (1.8 for RUS vs 1.6 for white USA).

Ours is a civilization in decline. We are decadent in every sense of the world.

Russia at a minimum has stabilized, and may, if Brandon's idiotic energy policies continue, see its fortunes and power rise apace in the next three years at least as the oil price approaches and surpasses $100/bbl.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||

#3  *sense of the word
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||

#4  1.8 for RUS vs 1.6 for white USA).

1.8 is still below replacement. Russia’s population should not be increasing on the basis of that birthrate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/28/2021 8:37 Comments || Top||

#5  with additional armour elements

Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 9:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Tw, RUS and USA are moving in opposite directions. The tend is not our friend.

Similar to Russia in the decade after the end of the USSR, deaths of despair are now soaring in the US. American longevity especially for working class whites is deckining.

More and more white Americans don't want to marry. College educated white American women increasingly don't want to bear or raise children.

Bless you and your family, but you and we are trying desperately to row against a powerful current in this country.

Russia survived despair and nihilism and us now starting to come back and recover its pride and strength. (For their part, the Chinese remember the horrors of their own recent time of troubles and are resisting the madness of America's Woke cultural revolution.)

The point is that ours is now unmistakably a sick and decadent culture. We have no right whatsoever to keep on bashing Russia. It's senseless and self-defeating.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Japanese PM Kishida, at his first troop review, vows to create a stronger Self-Defense Force
Not the consequences China planned for, I suspect.
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Well, This Is Good News (Covid): Naturally Immune People at Little Risk of Reinfection, Severe Disease From COVID-19:
[NTD] People who recovered from COVID-19 are at little risk of contracting the disease again, according to a study published this week.

Researchers in Qatar examined a cohort of over 353,000 people using national databases that contain information about patients with polymerase-chain-reaction-confirmed infections.

The studied population contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, between Feb. 28, 2020, and April 28, 2021.

Reinfections were counted if a person tested positive at least 90 days after their first infection.

After excluding approximately 87,500 people with a vaccination record, researchers found those with immunity from having recovered from COVID-19 had little risk of reinfection and severe cases of the disease.

Just 1,304 reinfections were identified. That means 0.4 percent of people with natural immunity and without a vaccination record got COVID-19 a second time.

The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It was funded by Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, the Hamad Medical Corporation, and Sidra Medicine
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#1  China study warns of 'colossal' COVID outbreak China opens
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/28/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  "natural immunity" is a fuzzy term. It can apply to people who have survived a documented Covid-19 infection. It can apply to people who have survived a UNdocumented Covid-19 infection (i.e., they had the disease but were never tested/diagnosed as having it). It can apply to people who basically won't ever get the infection even though they've never been vaccinated or never been infected -- there are some individuals who can't contract AIDS or bubonic plague etc.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/28/2021 1:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Forced universal vaccinations are not the answer. All the science should be considered, not censored.

55 Years to find out the truth is not acceptable FDA

Enough of my comment, I urge you to read RB Readers.
Posted by: Spaigum Grundy6582 || 11/28/2021 1:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford on the Errors and Incompetence of Fauci and the Public Health Authorities - interview with Peter Robinson

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: That's the key point, Peter. ... the mortality rate is important, but the key point is that the strategy used to control the disease [was misguided and bound to fail].

Up to that point, the strategy, the idea was that if we could find all of the cases of it, test enough, isolate the people that have it so they don't pass the disease on, then we'll suppress the disease down to zero. That worked, I think, with SARS one, it worked with Ebola, it has worked in the past with other diseases.

Peter Robinson: It's not a crazy idea.

Jay Bhattacharya: No, it's not a crazy idea. The problem is that if you have a situation in mid April, 2020, where 3, 4% of large Metro centers had evidence of the disease already, you know the disease is very, very infectious, that's a strategy that cannot work. At that point what folks should have realized, including folks like Fauci and the CDC should have realized, is that a strategy to stop the disease from spreading down to zero was not possible.

On the US & UK public health authorities' complete misunderstanding of herd immunity:

Jay Bhattacharya: Jay Bhattacharya: Yeah, I think [former UK Minister of Public Health Matt] Hancock was using [herd immunity] as a synonym for zero COVID. The COVID's gone away because enough people are infected.

[But] COVID is a coronavirus. The other coronaviruses that are in common circulation in human populations produce colds. And they're controlled by herd immunity. They're not always increasing exponentially so that everyone gets it. What happens is they rise and fall with the season. Enough people get it and what herd immunity means is when one person has the infection, they spread it to one or fewer additional people.

Peter Robinson: So you don't get an exponential growth?

Jay Bhattacharya: Right. You see declining cases, for instance.
... When it's out of season, you can have a relatively few people with immunity and you won't see it growing. So herd immunity is not a synonym for zero COVID. I think [former UK Minister of Public Health Matt] Hancock, I think, that's the mistake he made there.

The other thing about herd immunity with these disease is, it was clear in October of that year of 2020, and even more clear now that if you are infected, you actually gain substantial protection against re-infection.

So there was a study that was just released actually recently, but verifies a whole long line of studies. At one year... This is out of Italy. At one year after infection, 0.3% are reinfected. So you're infected, you recover from COVID and within the context of the full year, three out of 1,000 get reinfected. And almost always, it's less severe than the first time, because your body still remembers how to fight it off.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 6:12 Comments || Top||

#5  I note that there seems to be no interest in identifying the unvaxxed who have had low level infection of Covid and show no symptoms. Nor the testing of family members who have lived in close quarters with other family members who have suffered the disease, but failed to come down with it themselves.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/28/2021 7:18 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ that would upset The Narrative.

And expose our leaders as conformist ninnies who don't have the faintest idea of WTF they're doing.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#7  They can't interpret data.

They don't understand herd immunity.

They lack the courage and common sense needed to take back control from arrogant, power-mad little unelected apparatchiki like Fauci and the CDC and WHO monomaniacs.

They've subjected billions of people to a wildly risky, uncontrolled experiment for dubious benefits at certain astronomical cost.

We Are Ruled By Tyrannical Morons -- who have lost whatever legitimacy they possessed.

And who must now be resisted by popular forces everywhere.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#8  #5 With the prospect of ever increasing contagions and emotional hyperbole you will see people avoid contact with medical. Especially men. This is normal. You can fool some of the people some of the time but you will never fool all the people all of the time.
Posted by: Dale || 11/28/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

#9  But don't u see? Global problems require global solutions, which require globalist leadership, which..........
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/28/2021 8:26 Comments || Top||

#10 

Its clear they are hiding VAX data from us.

But, say for $hits and Giggles, we actually manage to have a Honest 2022 and/or 2024 Election cycle and the Correct PRO-USA people are put in power.

Will they be able to, or want to buck the Deep State system, like TRUMP did. Putting up with the endless HELL and personal attacks like he did?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/28/2021 8:34 Comments || Top||

#11  Trump was a pushover for Fauci.

The only pol with brains and a spine on this matter is DeSantis.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/28/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#12  reinfection after 90 days seems like a short time frame in which false positives can occur. It has been shown that people can test positive for Covid long after, perhaps many months, after the initial infection. I would bet most of those 1304 "reinfections" were false positives from initial infection.

And yes to #10, the are definitely hiding negative vaxx data from us.

It truly seems like they want 100% of people to have the jab so there is no meaningful population of unvaxxed to have for long term comparison. They probably know their decisions have been terrible but better to have everyone in the same boat together. A decent cohort of unvaxxed could provide an unwelcome data set for future analysis.
Posted by: Clyde Speaking for Boskone6101 || 11/28/2021 16:00 Comments || Top||

#13  one other thing, Where are the public service announcements on what to do if you get infected and are not vaxxed? I hear vaxx psa's 50 times a day on the radio and tv but not one on how to lessen your chances of getting very sick. Nothing on vitamin d, zinc, vitamin c, HCQ, Ivermectin, aspirin, mouthwashes and nasal sprays than can help reduce the viral load if used multiple times a day, monoclonal antibodies, etc, etc, etc.

The last mention of treatment was a $500/dose Pfizer pill. Great for Fauxci's friends at Pfizer.

And how about a single study (in the US)comparing a vaccinated group vs. a group using Ivermectin as prophylaxis or treatment? You wont see it because they already know they wont like the results.

https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FLCCC-Ivermectin-in-the-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-COVID-19.pdf

https://c19ivermectin.com/
Posted by: Clyde Speaking for Boskone6101 || 11/28/2021 16:22 Comments || Top||


US Navy Stingray drone to be tested on carrier
By Colton Jones

[DefenceBlog] The U.S. Navy has announced that its Carrier-Based MQ-25 Stingray Tanker Drone program is getting ready for its first carrier demonstration.

According to a recent service news release from Naval Air Systems Command, the U.S. Navy and Boeing are completing ground tests of the MQ-25 Stingray test asset at Chambers Field onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

"The Stingray is the future of naval aviation and the true revolutionary step of the Air Wing of the Future. MQ-25 represents the first aircraft carrier-based unmanned air vehicle (UAV)," said Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic.

"The ground testing is another step toward the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft platforms. Integrating platforms like the MQ-25 into the air wing will increase their lethality and reach."

The MQ-25 Stingray introduces unmanned aerial refueling and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to the air wing that will extend the range, operational capacity and lethality of the Carrier Air Wing and Carrier Strike Group.
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