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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Rapper Vic Mensa arrested on narcotic charges at Dulles airport
[10 News] Someone left the irony on
On Saturday, rapper Vic Mensa was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport after officers discovered a cache of illicit narcotics in his baggage.

Mensa arrived on board a flight from Ghana at about 7 a.m.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they found about 41 grams of liquid Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), 124 grams of psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of psilocybin gummies, and six grams of psilocybin mushrooms concealed inside the 28-year-old's luggage.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/18/2022 06:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  White House courier mission? Headed downtown to meet with 'The Squad' was he ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they found about 41 grams of liquid Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), 124 grams of psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of psilocybin gummies, and six grams of psilocybin mushrooms concealed inside the 28-year-old's luggage.

"...Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with that stuff."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/18/2022 8:42 Comments || Top||

#3  MENSA, huh? Not so much.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/18/2022 8:49 Comments || Top||

#4  This stuff shouldn't even be illegal. It's a fantastic new treatment used by our veterans for PTSD. Blocked for years by lesser minds, it's really making a difference.
Posted by: Sheter the Lesser9291 || 01/18/2022 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  " a good weekend", try a good month or 2
Posted by: Chris || 01/18/2022 9:28 Comments || Top||

#6  mensa huh?
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 01/18/2022 12:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Who?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/18/2022 15:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Re #2: Thx Major Kong!
Posted by: borgboy || 01/18/2022 19:30 Comments || Top||

#9  124 grams of psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of psilocybin gummies, and six grams of psilocybin mushrooms

Our goal was to get as close to God as chemically possible. Yee-haw!
Posted by: SteveS || 01/18/2022 20:54 Comments || Top||

Burger King worker, 16, is shot dead in botched drive-thru robbery that SHE staged with her co-worker
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Niesha Harris Brazell, 16, was working at the drive-thru window of a Milwaukee Burger King on January 2 when she was shot and killed

  • Investigators originally believed a man seen demanding money from her and waving a gun around had shot her, but they realized his gun didn't go off

  • Another camera inside the restaurant showed that the shot was fired by one of her coworkers, Derrick Ellis, 34, who was aiming for the robber
    It looks like the shooter got one of the robbers, so that’s ok.
  • During the investigation, authorities discovered Harris-Brazell's best friend's father was the robber seen in surveillance footage

  • Her best friend, Mariah Edwards, reportedly admitted to authorities that she, Harris-Brazell and her father, Antoine, staged the robbery
Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An the Darwin Awards start early this year.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/18/2022 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I'll take.... Karma for $600. Alex.

Inside solution to an inside job.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 1:24 Comments || Top||

#3  All's well that ends well I suppose.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/18/2022 5:02 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Another article on the subject spoke to her family, which insisted that not only could she not be responsible, but that if she needed a couple hundred dollars, she had an auntie who could drop that no problem.

Thing is, she didn't WANT to ask Auntie. There was no thrill, no street cred in asking Auntie, there was no 'stick-it-to-Burger-King' in asking Auntie.

I'm sorry that her family's lives have been ruined, and I'm sorry the life of the man who was trying to defend himself and his workplace has been changed in ways he will never be able to completely deal with.

Am I sorry she paid a price? No.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/18/2022 6:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe he didn't have a clear shot. She looks...wide
Posted by: Frank G || 01/18/2022 7:26 Comments || Top||

#6  'Crazy Bowl' shooting ruled out ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 7:29 Comments || Top||

#7  You'd think that early warning system atop her eyes would have alerted her
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 8:40 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Early Snark O' The Day candidate
Posted by: Frank G || 01/18/2022 8:44 Comments || Top||

#9  It's a shame, She had just got a position as an intern in the next Alex Baldwin flick....
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/18/2022 8:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Play stupid games... win stupid prizes.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/18/2022 9:13 Comments || Top||

#11  All's well that ends well I suppose.

It does all seem rather Shakespearean, like a fast-food version of Macbeth.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/18/2022 11:13 Comments || Top||

#12  i said hold the pickles!
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 01/18/2022 13:00 Comments || Top||

Accused Times Square subway shover should never have been on streets, sister claims
[NYPOST] The sister of the deranged ex-con accused of fatally shoving a Times Square straphanger told The Post on Monday that her sibling never should have been free to walk the streets.

Josette Simon wept as she recalled she once even begged a hospital to keep her troubled brother locked up after his life was derailed by mental illness.

"He was a hardworking man, he was a giving man," Simon, 65, said through tears of her younger brother, Martial Simon, 61.

"At 14 years old, he started shoveling snow. He drove a taxicab. He worked from the bottom to move up to become a manager at a parking place in Manhattan. He always liked New York.

"Somehow, in his 30s, something happened and he lost it," she said. "He kept seeing and hearing people after him. One of my sisters took him in. He stayed, and then he said, ’I have to go back to New York and start again.’ But he never made it."

The NYPD lists the subway-shove suspect’s name as Simon Martial, although his sister identified him as Martial Simon.

Josette Simon, who lives outside Atlanta, Ga., said her brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia,
with his conditioning worsening after their mother died 23 years ago.

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

-Great Cultural Revolution
Organized Takedown of the Global Fertilizer Supply?
[New Eastern Outlook] The global energy shortages which have driven prices for coal, oil and natural gas to explosive highs in the last months are a predictable consequence of the mad pursuit of "Zero Carbon" economic policies that have seen foolish governments subsidize a growing share of electricity from unreliable solar and wind generation. One consequence has been a five-fold rise in the price of natural gas or methane across the globe. That extends from China to the EU, USA and beyond. A follow-on consequence of that natural gas shortage and price explosion is a growing crisis in world agriculture fertilizer production. This may all be no accident. It fits the WEF Great Reset Agenda of UN 2030.

Ammonia-based fertilizers made from nitrogen (most of our air, so never in shortage) and natural gas or methane (CH4) make up almost 70% of all fertilizers used to support major agriculture crops such as wheat, corn, rice and even coffee. As natural gas prices have soared by anywhere from 300% to 500% over the past months, this has had a devastating impact on world fertilizer production where some 80% of the cost of making ammonia fertilizers is due to natural gas.
Let's Go Brandon!
Posted by: Bobby || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  What will the bombers do?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/18/2022 10:01 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Gators Fouled by Diesel Spill Get a Scrubbing, Teeth Cleaned
[An Nahar] Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their pointy teeth and scrubbing their scaly hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland.
Diesel poured into the area outside the New Orleans suburb of Chalmette on Dec. 27 after a severely corroded pipeline broke, according to federal records.

Seventy-eight alligators have since been rescued, and 33 of them had been cleaned and released by Friday into a national wildlife refuge located in New Orleans and about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the spill site in St. Bernard Gay Pareeh, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.

Cleaning a six-foot-long (2-meter) alligator on Thursday required eight people: four holders, two scrubbers, one person with a hose for hot-water rinses and one to change the wash water, said Laura Carver, who became the department's oil spill coordinator in February 2010, less than three months before a massive BP oil spill off Louisiana in the Gulf.

Carver said the impact of December's diesel spill on wildlife was relatively high compared to most spills in Louisiana.

Rehabilitating that many alligators at once "is a new one for us," Carver said.

She said a hard piece of wood "almost like a really old-fashioned mop handle" is used to hold the alligator's jaw open while its teeth are scrubbed.

The teeth cleaning comes toward the end of a series of body washes using gradually smaller concentrations of Dawn dish detergent to clean off the gunk. "They literally get their mouths washed out with soap. But it's the only thing that works," Carver said.

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm trying to imagine the want ads for this job......
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/18/2022 8:53 Comments || Top||

#2  I hear they have an opening...
Posted by: Bobby || 01/18/2022 8:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Am told they hire Aussies from Darwin
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 8:59 Comments || Top||

#4  I hear they have an opening...

Just bit parts.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/18/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ on kinda of roll, today, eh, Skid?
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/18/2022 10:18 Comments || Top||

#6  You know the gator farm I visited long time ago swore that Lemon Fresh Joy was the cat's meow for scrubbing gators. He even had a nice framed letter from them declining the offer for doing a promotion. I guess they missed the boat for product placement!
Posted by: Vinegar Spolusing6485 || 01/18/2022 13:07 Comments || Top||

#7  One day around noon at Royal News
A gator browsed "books" to peruse,
When a poor orphan child
Shouted, "Yo, cocodrile!
Bro, I know where you got them fo' shoes!"
Posted by: Hupush Stalin5889 || 01/18/2022 13:35 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Another 'large eruption' detected at Tonga volcano

[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Another "large eruption" has been detected at the Tonga volcano, a Darwin-based monitoring station said Monday, two days after a massive eruption triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific.

The latest eruption was detected at 2210 GMT Sunday, according to an alert by the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre also said it had detected large waves in the area: "This might be from another explosion of Tonga volcano. There are no known earthquakes of significant size to generate this wave."

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So do we look at this like Global Warming or Climate Change and will melt al the poplar ice caps😈.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/18/2022 4:43 Comments || Top||

#2  The heat source that none (or the one) global warming model considers.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/18/2022 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Halliburton's Deep Drill Division protecting us all from global warming.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/18/2022 9:14 Comments || Top||

#4  A Musk internet opportunity:

Communications with the island nation are limited because the single underwater fiber-optic cable that connects Tonga to the rest of the world was likely severed in the eruption.

Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster

He will, of course, need to be wary of any ash holes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/18/2022 9:40 Comments || Top||

#5  How much carbon ash, CO2, etc. have been introduced to the atmosphere by this one volcano? = X years of economic sabotage by Climate Change hysteria?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/18/2022 9:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Has Grrrrrreta said "how dare you" to the volcano yet?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/18/2022 9:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Historically, volcanic eruptions (AKA Gaia farts) spew particulates that result in measurable cooling for a couple years.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/18/2022 10:55 Comments || Top||

#9  volcanos affect the weather/climate most when they throw sulfur compounds into the stratosphere

latest estimate I saw was that the Tongo event produced less than 10% of this as Pinatubo in 1991
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/18/2022 19:58 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Video Analysis SHows Babbit Tried to Stop the Attack
[Epoch Times] Ashli Babbitt desperately tried to prevent rioters from vandalizing the doors leading to the Speaker’s Lobby at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, even stepping between one troublemaker and police officers guarding the doors, a video analysis shows.

Frame-by-frame video evidence analyzed by The Epoch Times paints a vastly different picture of Babbitt’s actions than that portrayed in media accounts over the past year. News media regularly painted Babbitt as "violent," a "rioter," or an "insurrectionist" who was angrily trying to breach the Speaker’s Lobby.

Video clips appear to show she tried to prevent the attack, not join it.

Video shot by John Sullivan, also known as Jayden X, shows that Babbitt tried to stop the violence against the Speaker’s Lobby at least four times before she climbed into a broken window and was shot by U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd. At one point, she was so distressed at the violence, she was jumping up and down in frustration.

"About five minutes prior to her getting shot and killed, all of those officers, Officer Yetter and the other officers in the hall, the MPD cops, they were all joking with her and laughing with her," Hansen said. "They were having conversations and joking and laughing. Then not even five minutes later, Michael Byrd comes and executes her."
Posted by: Bobby || 01/18/2022 11:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe that's why she was shot.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/18/2022 14:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Ocean Beach resident, Abu
Posted by: Frank G || 01/18/2022 14:24 Comments || Top||

#3  The cops around her clearly stood down and walked away from her, indicating that there was absolutely no reason to consider her or her behavior a threat in any way.

Ashli Babbitt was murdered, full stop
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 14:41 Comments || Top||

#4  My guess is the accidental discharge and subsequent cover-up is going to be revealed. Negligent homicide seems likely!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/18/2022 15:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Still no convincing reason why she climbed into that window. The one she was concerned about being broken.
Posted by: KBK || 01/18/2022 22:58 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ That's not clear from the video. What is clear is that she threatened no one: the behavior of the Capitol Hill Police support that conclusion beyond any reasonable doubt.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 23:49 Comments || Top||

Louisiana National Guard uses old Christmas trees for emergency training
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/18/2022 09:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Christmas tree forts!
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/18/2022 10:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Put ours on the trash fire last night. Impressive how it just about exploded! Little 7' tree sent flames 30' in the air and I had to back off 20' from the heat.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/18/2022 15:03 Comments || Top||

FN re-introduces the High Power...
[Truth About Guns] No, that spelling isn’t a typo. FN, of course, built the original High Power — then dubbed the Hi Power — along with John Moses Browning back in 1935. Much to gun buyers’ dismay, the Browning Hi Power was discontinued years ago, but now FN is exciting SHOT Show-goers by bringing back the iconic single action 9mm pistol as the American-made 17+1 round "reimagined" FN High Power.

Here’s FN’s press release . . .

FN America, LLC proudly announces the introduction of the all-new FN High Power™, a completely reimagined pistol based on the legendary 1935 design conceived by John Moses Browning and perfected by Dieudonné Saive. The FN High Power carries forward the most iconic features of the original design, modernized for today’s sport shooter.

"The High Power is such an iconic design, and synonymous with FN really. We recognized the gravity of reintroducing this newly redesigned pistol with such a storied history," said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. "Rather than introduce a clone of the original, we had to deliver much more than other brands, knowing the FN High Power would be held to a higher standard. FN pays homage to the prolific design, while modernizing the ergonomics, functionality and operation. We respect what this pistol has meant to generations of FN collectors and feel the new FN High Power dovetails perfectly with the rest of the FN pistol line, carrying a future-forward design to the next generation of shooting enthusiasts."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/18/2022 08:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I believe the Canadian and Belgium armies still use the HP.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 10:38 Comments || Top||

Vids- Boston Marathon bombing cop, in a standoff with fellow cops,
[Facebook] After the employee of a Boston pizzeria (famous mid priced dive) allowed five unvaccinated women and a girl to order food and bottles of water, the store manager intervened and called the police on the group for not presenting proof of Covid vaccination.

In footage recorded by the women and streamed on Facebook Live, the shop owner asks police to remove the group of females from his restaurant for failing to comply with Boston’s newly implemented mandate requiring proof of vaccination to enter all indoor venues.

But the women stood their ground, continued to drink bottles of water and eat the pizza they purchased while being harassed and gawked at by the cops and store manager in the nearly hour-long encounter.

One of the women, Boston police Sergeant Shana Cottone who was placed on leave and relieved of her badge on Jan. 8 over her criticism of the city’s mandate, shamed the officers for choosing money over human rights.

The recently suspended sergeant and leader of Boston First Responders United, a group that organized in opposition to the vaccine mandate, implored her former colleagues "to do the right thing."

Celebrities, performing artists and professional athletes who are not regularly employed by a venue are exempt from the mandate.

Mayor Wu calls the fascistic policy "B Together."
I think it is high time we list Democrat and Bureaucracy intimidation stories (jan 6th to FBI et) into the WOT category. I leave to the mods to decide. But here is my vote. We are at war, better stand up and start reporting on it.
No. It’s a different war.
HT: GatewayPundit
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Complete joke, given the mild nature of omicron.

This smelly little fascist tendency is rising precisely as COVID is collapsing.

Omicron will burn itself out in New England within another four weeks, per Dr. Egan, the head of International Infectious Diseases at Mass. General Hospital.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 8:56 Comments || Top||

A former Buckingham Palace royal protection officer says he suspected Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew had an 'intimate relationship,'
[Business Insider] Former royal protection officer Paul Page said in his first television interview that Buckingham Palace staff suspected Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell had an "intimate relationship."

"From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace, at will, we realised... suspected, that she may have had an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew," Page claimed the new iTV documentary, "Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile." "A colleague of mine remembered her coming in four times in one day from the morning till the evening — she kept coming in and out, in and out..."
in and out, in and out, in and out, in and out......
The Duke of York's legal tensions have mounted following the December conviction of Maxwell, who was found guilty of five of six sex-trafficking charges brought against her.

On Friday, Queen Elizabeth II held a personal meeting with her son to notify him that he will be stripped of his royal patronages and military titles as a result of the sexual-assault lawsuit brought against him by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, forcing him to defend himself as a private citizen.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 00:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kept it to yourself did you Paul? Colleagues knew and reported it only to you, and you said nothing to anyone? Did you possibly suspect there could be someone else being met, or something besides affections being delivered ?

The Guardian - July 2009 - Seems your own background and conduct isn't so royal either.

Those cheques, when did they actually stop coming? Nice effort former Royal Protection Officer Paul. Now go bugger off.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 1:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah, the royals. Remnants of former glory trampled by pimps and hos.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/18/2022 5:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Sleep with honds, wake up to the fleas.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 8:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Nah, too old for my taste — Ex-Prince Andrew
Posted by: Regular joe || 01/18/2022 11:11 Comments || Top||

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after several hamsters test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/18/2022 09:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  ..but did they taste good?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/18/2022 15:17 Comments || Top||

China’s population grows by less than half-a-million in 2021; birth rate falls for 5th consecutive year
Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I believe we will see the same here and other industrialized nations virus obsessed. Can you imagine the pressure on you delivering a child in today's medical environment. Believe me vax and booster drama extreme. Birth and on it goes.
Posted by: Dale || 01/18/2022 4:10 Comments || Top||

#2  What we need are fewer Michael "It's Complicated" Phelps types and a new breed of young women like "Lia" Thomas


Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 9:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Speaking of breeding... just think of what we could produce with more Lia's (UPenn) and Izzy's (Yale) -- btw, Izzy Henig won't be nursing any grudges. Her kids can drink soy milk:

Thomas has been blowing women's swimming records out of the water and there is even a chance she might win national championships and even compete for all-time NCAA records set by Olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky.

She will compete at next month's Ivy League championships and has already qualified for the NCAA championships in March.

Last week, Thomas was crushed twice in a women's swim meet by another transgender competitor who is transitioning from female to male - first in the 100-yard freestyle, where she placed fifth, and then again in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Thomas was beaten by Yale swimmer Iszac 'Izzi" Henig, who has had his breasts removed, but also says he has avoided taking any male hormones so he can continue to compete fairly on his college's swim team.

Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 9:25 Comments || Top||

#4  ..should have removed the prostate while they were at it. To make things 'fair'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/18/2022 15:22 Comments || Top||

#5  On a farm, a child is an asset who can help with chores. In a modern industrial city, a child is a liability who must be fed, housed, clothed and educated.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/18/2022 16:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Also, in traditional extended-family type societies, your children are your retirement plan.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/18/2022 16:47 Comments || Top||

#7  China is where Japan was population wise in the 80s. It will not bode well for any industrial nation in the next 20 years. Birth rates are collapsing everywhere in those countries and the countries that have a positive population rate (not counting migration) will be the ones that will control the world in 50 years. Which ones are those... hmmmm????
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/18/2022 20:52 Comments || Top||

North Korea tests tactical guided missiles
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] North Korea conducted a test launch of tactical guided missiles. This was reported on January 18 by Reuters, citing the North Korean Central Telegraph Agency (KCNA).

The KCNA statement said that North Korea successfully launched two tactical guided missiles on January 17. They were launched in the western part of North Korea and accurately hit an island target in the East Korean Sea.

Recall that the launch of two ballistic missiles was carried out by the DPRK on January 17 towards the Sea of ​​Japan. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, the missiles were launched from the area of ​​Sunan International Airport in the vicinity of Pyongyang.

Earlier , REGNUM reported that the UN called on the North Korean authorities to sit down at the negotiating table. It is noted that the DPRK has not had such a frequency of missile launches for a long time. This is the fourth launch of missiles since the beginning of the year.
Posted by: badanov || 01/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...and accurately hit an island target in the East Korean Sea.

Who's buying that bullshit?
Posted by: Raj || 01/18/2022 0:20 Comments || Top||

"Look! It hit those whales! Poor fuckers..."

"That's exactly what we aimed at."


"Success! It's a success!"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/18/2022 5:15 Comments || Top||

#3  An improvememt over hitting the ocean.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/18/2022 9:00 Comments || Top||

Microsoft to buy Activision in $68.7 billion all-cash deal
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#2  Microsoft sees the future of software is not productivity / work.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/18/2022 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  ...well those streaming across our southern border don't seem the type that are into 'learning to code'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/18/2022 12:50 Comments || Top||

France: Life insurer refuses to cover vaccine death
[FreeWestMedia] An explosive case is currently being hotly debated on social media: In France, a rich, older entrepreneur from Paris is said to have died as a result of a Corona injection. Previously, he had taken out multi-million dollar life insurance policies for the benefit of his children and grandchildren, according to a media report.

Although vaccination is recognized as the cause of death by doctors and the insurance company, it has refused to pay out. The reason is because the side effects of the Corona jabs are known and published. They argue that the deceased took part in an experiment at his own risk. Covid-19 in itself is not classed as a "critical illness".

According to the company, an experimental vaccination resulting in death is like suicide
and if it's mandated?
The insurance company justified the refusal of payment to the family by stating that the use of experimental medication or treatments, including Corona injections, is expressly excluded from the insurance contract. The family’s subsequent lawsuit against the insurance company has been unsuccessful.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 01/18/2022 05:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whuttasurprise!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/18/2022 8:18 Comments || Top||

#2  The multi-page waiver he signed before getting the jab was probably quite clear on the matter.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/18/2022 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  According to the company, an experimental vaccination resulting in death is like suicide
... and if it's mandated?
= civilizational suicide.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4  From the court's decision:
"The side effects of the experimental vaccine are published and the deceased could not claim to have known nothing about it when he voluntarily took the vaccine. There is no law or mandate in France that compelled him to be vaccinated. Hence his death is essentially suicide."

So, you did what we told you, so it's your own fault.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/18/2022 10:34 Comments || Top||

#5  in France

Moved to Europe. It remains to be seen what American insurers and courts will decide.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/18/2022 10:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Heads we win
Tails you, le citoyen, lose
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/18/2022 12:20 Comments || Top||

Credit Suisse Chairman Resigns after Internal Investigation
[An Nahar] Credit Suisse says its chairman has resigned following an internal investigation that reportedly turned up that he had violated quarantine rules intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.The resignation of Antonio Horta-Osorio, a British-Portuguese national who took the job barely eight months ago, was announced shortly after midnight Monday. It is the latest upheaval at the top-drawer Swiss bank that has faced an array of recent troubles, including bad bets on hedge funds and an internal spying scandal.

"I regret that a number of my personal actions have led to difficulties for the bank and compromised my ability to represent the bank internally and externally," Horta-Osorio, 57, said in a statement from the bank, without elaborating.

"I therefore believe that my resignation is in the interest of the bank and its stakeholders at this crucial time."

Axel Lehmann, a Swiss national and former executive at rival bank UBS who joined the Credit Suisse board in October, will take over as chairman.

Credit Suisse said Lehmann "succeeds Antonio Horta-Osório, who resigned following an investigation commissioned by the board." It did not elaborate, and bank front man Dominik von Arx declined to comment beyond the news release.

Swiss media reported Monday that Horta-Osorio, a former CEO of Lloyds Banking Group in Britannia, had violated quarantine rules, including traveling to Britannia in December and to the Wimbledon tennis tournament over the summer.

Online news service finews.com, citing two sources familiar with the situation, reported in late December that Horta-Osorio was being investigated over allegations of breaking quarantine.

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#1  His pedophilia was not disclosed, as that would incriminate the rest of the bank's leadership.
Posted by: Sheter the Lesser9291 || 01/18/2022 10:55 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Genetic risk factor found for Covid-19 smell and taste loss, researchers say
[NBC] Scientists are piecing together why some people lose their sense of smell after contracting Covid-19.

A study published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics identified a genetic risk factor associated with the loss of smell after a Covid infection, a discovery that brings experts closer to understanding the perplexing pattern and may point the way toward much-needed treatments.

Six months after contracting Covid, as many as 1.6 million people in the United States are still unable to smell or have experienced a change in their ability to smell. The precise cause of sensory loss related to Covid is not known, but scientists do think it stems from damage to infected cells in a part of the nose called the olfactory epithelium. These cells protect olfactory neurons, which help humans smell.

"How we get from infection to smell loss remains unclear," said Dr. Justin Turner, an associate professor of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University who was not a part of the study.

"Early data suggests that supporting cells of the olfactory epithelium are the ones mostly being infected by the virus, and presumably this leads to the death of the neurons themselves," he said. "But we don’t really, really know why and when that happens, and why it seems to preferentially happen in certain individuals."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 07:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “Some people have it and some do not. Inborn genetics may partially explain why.”

Research into ethnic targeting? Perhaps a look at neuronal impacts on the hypothalamus, on and off switches. Hunger, or reproduction, that sort of thing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/18/2022 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Or like the genetics that make some people smell soap in cilantro (like my Dad did)
Posted by: Frank G || 01/18/2022 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Always had a crappy sense of smell (no pun intended), so no biggie....
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/18/2022 8:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Something like 60% of people produce an odor in their urine after eating asparagus. But something like 50% of those people can't smell it.

People are strange.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/18/2022 8:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Been many days ... but coffee is starting to
smell and taste like coffee again.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/18/2022 13:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Been many days ... but coffee is starting to
smell and taste like coffee again.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/18/2022 13:08 Comments || Top||

#7  How about that stutter?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/18/2022 13:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Yep... still shaking...brain fog....
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/18/2022 15:55 Comments || Top||

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