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Gaza ceasefire takes effect, per agreement by Israel, Islamic Jihad
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Over 45 Shot Friday into Sunday Morning in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago
[Breitbart] ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports the weekend’s first fatal shooting occurred around 2:05 a.m. Saturday, when a 29-year-old man "on the Red Line at 79th Street" was shot and killed.

The 29-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where he died.

The weekend’s second fatal shooting occurred in a parking lot "in the West Chatham neighborhood’s 200-block of West 87th Street" at 3:15 a.m. A 26-year-old man was among a group of people gathered in the lot and he was hit in the chest when gun shots rang out.

The 26-year-old was transported to a hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Minutes later, at 3:20 a.m., a 29-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting "in the 400-block of South Clark Street."

The 29-year-old was standing in a parking lot when someone in a black vehicle opened fire.

NBC 5 notes the weekend’s fourth fatal shooting occurred "Saturday in the 2600 block of South Tripp" just before 2 p.m. A 41-year-old man was shot and killed in the incident.

The Sun-Times observes that 397 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2022, through August 6, 2022.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2022 07:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't worry. None of them were Muslim, so no one cares (to include the mayor).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2022 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, maybe Black Muslims.

53 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2022 10:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Final Mostly Joyful Weekend Tally: 8 killed, 47 wounded
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/08/2022 11:45 Comments || Top||

#4  A number of smaller cities have much higher murder rates than Chicago (New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis and others.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/08/2022 12:43 Comments || Top||


Last week, Anton Mzimba, a ranger in South Africa, was killed.
[People] Prince William is highlighting a new support network for those on the frontline against the illegal poaching of elephants and rhinos follow a tragedy.

The Duke of Cambridge, 40, issued a plea to help rangers in the wake of the murder of a leading wildlife ranger in South Africa last week.

The Helping Rhinos organization announced last week that Anton Mzimba was shot and killed outside of his home on July 26. "This follows recent death threats and highlights the daily threat facing Rangers," the organization wrote on Twitter.

The following day, conservation campaigner Prince William added his praise for Mzimba, who he had spoken with. "I'm deeply saddened to learn of the killing of Anton Mzimba who I spoke to in November," William wrote. "Committed and brave, rangers like Anton are central to the conservation of Africa's fantastic wildlife. Those responsible must swiftly be brought to justice. My thoughts are with his family."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2022 02:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fucking poachers. One rung below human traffickers on the assholery pyramid.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2022 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2  We have poachers in the US, too, just of a different breed. Most of them reside or "work" in Washington, DC, and the various state capitals.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/08/2022 6:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Or live in trailer parks in SW PeeAye, rural Ohio and WV.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2022 6:24 Comments || Top||


#5  Or live in trailer parks in SW PeeAye, rural Ohio and WV.

The most notorious ones are the well-to-do New Englanders who think their room needs a 14 point muley.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/08/2022 14:40 Comments || Top||


Asian smoke shop owner stabs robber SEVEN TIMES after the masked criminal jumped counter of his Las Vegas smoke shop
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Johnny Nguyen, the clerk working the counter of Smokestrom Smoke Shop at the time, saw two people described only as juveniles enter wearing masks

  • Nguyen can be heard asking: 'Why are you guys wearing masks like that?' After they refuse to answer, he requests them 'to just leave'

  • The clerk said that 'at first I thought they were normal customers and then I realized they had like ski masks on. I had to assume they had a firearm'

  • He adds that though he never saw a visible firearm, he felt 'I couldn't take that chance' given the situation

  • Nguyen does not appear to be facing any charges. DailyMail.com has contacted Las Vegas Metropolitan PD for further information
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In New York he'd be rotting in jail with a $1 million cash bail.

In the normal parts of America, he's a hero.

Coulter's Law is in effect: if we see the media get outraged about this, we can assume the perpetrators are black.
Posted by: Tiny Jeater6933 || 08/08/2022 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought masks were the solution to all problems.

So the media tells us.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2022 1:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Nguyen does not appear to be facing any charges.

Well, nice. Another feel good story.

Yupp, Coulter's Law definitely.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2022 4:34 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
'Magnum, P.I.' actor Roger E. Mosley dead at 83
[FoxNews] Roger E. Mosley, the veteran actor known for his role as Theodore "T.C." Calvin in "Magnum, P.I." died on Sunday morning, according to a Facebook post shared by his daughter, Ch-a. He was 83.

Mosley reportedly died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, following injuries sustained from a car collision on Aug. 4 that left him "paralyzed from the shoulders down."

"He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully," Ch-a Mosley wrote online. "We could never mourn such an amazing man."
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Shocking phonecall recording with a pharmacist who administered the jab to a child now in hospital with myocarditis (4 videos about 2:30 each). The father holds his composure until the very end.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/08/2022 06:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:

#1  P.S. - I suppose we cannot rule out that this phone call was staged, but we also know that "informed consent" has been sorely lacking throughout this Fauci Flu crime.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/08/2022 6:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Several idiot "journalists" wrote "I cried tears of joy when my child got vaccinated." Now they can cry tears of bitterness too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2022 6:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Dude didn't hold back. Of course, he doesn't seem to be owning the fact he was the ultimate gatekeeper here.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2022 6:47 Comments || Top||

#4  I had multiple symptoms of myocarditis after my Moderna booster
It’s been over a year and I still get racing pulse rates and shortness of breath
Never had any of that before the booster
Hell will freeze over before I take another of those
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/08/2022 7:45 Comments || Top||

#5  At least you've survived it so far SPOD. I had a close friend who was on hypertension meds and did NOT survive the booster.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2022 7:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Murcek he said his wife went behind his back and got the child the shot. I bet the wife got more of an earful than that.
Posted by: Chris || 08/08/2022 13:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Angry Dad sounded like Jordan Peterson. I’m not saying it was Him. I’m just pointing out the regional specific accent. Just like Jesse Ventura and the My Pillow Dude.
Posted by: Lowspark || 08/08/2022 18:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Jordan Peterson is Canadian, Lowspark. Is that what you were hinting at?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2022 19:06 Comments || Top||

#9  Perhaps. I was only pointing out accent. I’ve no real knowledge of Canadian accents other than the “eh” and “aboot.” I have run across a few Canadians in my time. Most with nondescript midwestern American accents. Dr. Peterson has a distinct regional accent. I could research it, but it isn’t that important. Angry Dad has the same accent. That is all. To my ear at least.
Posted by: Lowspark || 08/08/2022 22:45 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Oyo Government Denies Plan To Return Schools To Missionaries, Other Original Owners
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Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under:


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RAF's Top Gun wannabes are spending years flying DESKS instead of planes due to shortage of aircraft and instructors
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Britain has been shorting their military for at least two decades. This is more of the same.
  • Over half of people in the flying training system are waiting for a training place

  • Instructors have had to reschedule training to protect UK airspace

  • It could mean not enough pilots are available to operate future frontline planes

  • Trainee pilots are waiting around in UK military buildings 'on hold' for a space
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Quantity has a quality all its own." When the RAF is down to one (1) airplane they can wheel it into a museum and save it for posterity.
Posted by: magpie || 08/08/2022 13:14 Comments || Top||

#2  At least the Brits are grounded due to good ol’ bureaucratic bullsh!t instead of tiedown or meteorological ineptitude that allows your airforce to be blown overboard or tossed around….
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/08/2022 16:20 Comments || Top||


Economy
Video Games News Roundup: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Start Date Announced
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Activision has announced the start date for beta testing of the future action game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. GamesRadar reports this on August 7.

Fans of the gaming franchise will have the opportunity to check out the new game in the series on September 16, 2022. As previously reported, the first access to the beta version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be received by the owners of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles who have pre-ordered. Other PlayStation users will be able to join the tests on September 18, 2022. As for PC owners, they will be allowed to test on September 22, 2022.

Earlier, REGNUM reported that thousands of gamers signed a petition demanding the return of the Verdansk map to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2 . As a reminder, the last time players fought on this map was December 8, 2021.

Top 5 best indie games of 2022 published

[REGNUM] The editors of the Screen Rant portal have published a list of the best indie games of 2022, the releases of which have already taken place. The article was published on August 7 on the publication's website.

The journalists included the Survivors Of The Void add-on to the popular roguelike (roquelike game, in such games levels and equipment are often generated procedurally, and the character usually has only one life per playthrough) Risk Of Rain 2. It also got the project Neon White, which became for many "one of the biggest surprises of 2022" .

In the top 5, Screen Rant also included the martial arts roguelike Sifu, the fantasy tabletop RPG Citizen Sleeper, in which you have to roll the dice in each of the game cycles, the skateboarding-themed project OlliOlli World, and the sequel Rogue Legacy, over which the authors worked for about ten years.

Earlier , REGNUM reported that the Italian studio Santa Ragione presented the indie game Saturnalia in the horror genre. The project has an unusual visual style, it is expected that the release will take place before the end of 2022 on the PC, the game will be an exclusive service of the Epic Games Store.

Gamers are debating about the leakage of information about Diablo 4

[REGNUM] In the community of gamers, discussions have unfolded about the recent leak of information about the beta version of the game Diablo 4. This was reported on August 7 by the PC GamesN portal.

The main topics for discussion on the Blizzard forums and the Reddit platform were topics related to the impossibility of selling unique, legendary and set (set) equipment and other trade restrictions, as well as smart loot in the spirit of Diablo 3.

Note that the approaches that Blizzard implements in the game, there were both supporters and opponents. For example, some gamers have supported the idea of ​​limiting the trade in gear, stating that "gaming with a trade economy is a landfill fire" , as "bots and streamers" run the show , buying up all the equipment and controlling prices.

Earlier , REGNUM reported that Blizzard offered fans of the franchise to get temporary tattoos on their bodies in exchange for access to the Diablo IV beta test and a digital copy of the release version of the game. The corresponding action will take place in the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Australia.

Posted by: badanov || 08/08/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Over a decade ago I played Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 2 and now someone has blended the two titles into one? Sad nobody could come up with a more original title.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/08/2022 10:27 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Sunday Talks, SF Fed Chair Sees Half of Inflation Driven by Excess Demand of Some Unknown
[Last Refuge] The great pretending continues. During a Sunday talk show appearance, San Francisco Fed Chair Mary Daley states, "what I see is supply and demand are just unbalanced. About 50% by my own staff’s estimates of the excess inflation we see is related to demand. The other 50% to supply." Note, she is not talking about energy.

Margaret Brennan, maintaining her position as the professional CBS narrative engineer, never thinks to ask: (a) where is this demand you speak of, and what exactly are they demanding? and/or (b) What is this 50% inflation on the supply side connected to? Obviously, an actual probing of inflation wasn’t in the script. The great pretending continues. [Transcript Here]

CTH has stated without reservation that August’s inflation report will show a significant —albeit temporary— drop in inflation as measured by the govt. The drop in gasoline prices throughout July (created by a drop in demand) will allow the fiscal and monetary policy makers to falsely claim overall inflation peaked. However, after a brief respite the inflation now growing in the ground (massive increases in farm costs), will then launch into the food supply chain. This delayed food inflation will overtake the energy inflation in the latter part of this year. WATCH:
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2022 07:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:


Science & Technology
Does China Have Its Very Own X-37B Space Plane?
Posted by: Bob These7110 || 08/08/2022 05:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Dog shelter worker cries over dead animal after Iranian regime 'raids property and slaughters 1,700 canines taken in as strays'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Islam has had it in for dogs for an awfully long time — they allow the conquered a form of self defence that was quickly disallowed. The Mad Mullahs have been out for dog blood for decades.
  • Authorities allegedly massacred up to 1,700 dogs at a shelter this weekendHeart-wrenching footage showed a volunteer crying as she held the dogs

  • Ebrahim Raisi's regime is looking at a law which would ban pet ownership

  • The bill initially proposed in December would also see fines dished out for the 'import, purchase and sale, transportation and keeping' of many common pets

  • Bill authors see the practice of keeping pets as a 'destructive social problem'

Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  I guess they and PETA are both agreed on the subject of pets.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2022 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Unung Tingle5063 || 08/08/2022 14:59 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2022-08-08
  Gaza ceasefire takes effect, per agreement by Israel, Islamic Jihad
Sun 2022-08-07
  All senior Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza eliminated
Sat 2022-08-06
  Day 2: Gaza: Palestinian militant Tayseer Jabari Tango Uniform as Israel strikes after threats
Fri 2022-08-05
  Russian invaders shell Dnipropetrovsk region at night
Thu 2022-08-04
  Iraq's Sadr demands new polls as political crisis escalates
Wed 2022-08-03
  Afghanistan Needs India’s Help ‘Desperately’ to Secure Peaceful Environment: Taliban Interior Minister Haqqani
Tue 2022-08-02
  Nancy does Taipei
Mon 2022-08-01
  US takes out Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri in 'successful' Afghanistan counterterrorism operation
Sun 2022-07-31
  Zelenskyy ordered the evacuation of the city of Donetsk
Sat 2022-07-30
  Yale study shows sanctions are crippling Russia's economy
Fri 2022-07-29
  Ethiopia says over 209 Al-Shabab fighters killed after failed incursion
Thu 2022-07-28
  GDP Shrank 0.9% in Q2, Marking Second Consecutive Quarter of U.S. Economy Contraction
Wed 2022-07-27
  US Seeks Life Sentence For Canadian ISIS Propagandist
Tue 2022-07-26
  Syria’s Autonomous Administration hands over 146 of Tajik ISIS children and women
Mon 2022-07-25
  Ethiopian security forces arrest 454 terror suspects in capital city

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