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Russians advance in the Kharkiv and Bakhmut directions, were repulsed and then retreated
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Video: Murder suspect appears to slash tires in parking lot of Albuquerque mosque
[KRQE] While police are still investigating whether Muhammad Syed was behind the murders of two other Muslim men, a video from two years ago seems to tie him to one of those victims, Mohammad Zahir Ahmadi. Muslim leaders say surveillance video from a local mosque in 2020 appears to show Syed slashing the tires of an SUV belonging to the Ahmadi family.

At the time, the family member driving that car said she did not know the man in the video but mosque administrators did. “We ultimately knew who he was and issued a no trespassing, if you will, letter to him asking him not to come back and wanted her assistance in pursuing prosecution through the police and DA’s office. And at that time, she did not want to proceed,” said Ahmad Assed, President of the Islamic Center of New Mexico.

Ahmadi was shot to death in November outside the Halal market he owned with his brother on San Mateo near Constitution.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 08:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "Which proves without a doubt he is part of The Green Movement."
/ leftist logic
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2  The Times of Israel has this:

Syed, an Afghan immigrant, told detectives he had been with the special forces in Afghanistan and fought against the Taliban.

It could be true, I suppose.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2022 16:28 Comments || Top||

#3  So that's why he was killing Pakis.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/11/2022 16:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Poor guy. Couldn't even get up to double digits. If every LEO wasn't so into getting a goddamn boy scout medal. Sheesh!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/11/2022 16:50 Comments || Top||

#5  More developments..
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 19:13 Comments || Top||


Facebook turned over to cops the private chats between Nebraska mom and her 17-year-old daughter that outlined their plan to carry out at-home abortion and 'burn the evidence'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Facebook handed over chats to police about a teen's illegal at-home abortion

  • The platform received a warrant for Jessica and Celeste Burgess' Facebook data

  • The warrant was probing the alleged burning of a stillborn fetus, Facebook said

  • Data obtained by the warrant aided in the case against the mother-daughter pair

  • Jessica, 41, was charged for helping Celeste carry out an abortion

  • Celeste, 17, was hit with felony charges over the alleged abortion at 23 weeks

  • At the time, Nebraska banned abortions after 20 weeks

  • Facebook claims it was unaware the data was for an abortion investigation
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Used Social Media to discuss it or anything illegal? How I.T. stupid can you get?

BTW: Didn't F-Book kinda hint if it knew it was about to release "abortion" Pro-Liberal genocide discussions, they might not have?



Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/11/2022 9:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Somehow I doubt Facebook would just hand over user info when the perps where on the liberal side of the abortion debate. If this is real I would think they'd have wrapped themselves in Virtue Signaling delays and public outcry for as long as possible before releasing any info to the police.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/11/2022 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Forget the exact news source, but Farcebook was subpoenaed and complied with the subpeona
Posted by: Chantry || 08/11/2022 18:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Colluding to kill and burn your grandchild and child seems like it should not be something done on Facebook to begin with. Isn’t that supposed to be done in the chat of a first person shooter video game? Also, couldn’t she have just applied for a barista job at Starbucks and got a free trip out of it?
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/11/2022 21:11 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
June 13, 2021 Story - Christopher Sign, Alabama news anchor who broke Clinton tarmac story, dead at 45
Doesn't immediately appear as if he fell off a balcony or was punctured with polonium.
[NYPost] The former college football player’s death is being investigated as a suicide

The Alabama TV anchor who broke news of the infamous 2016 “tarmac meeting” between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch died Saturday in an apparent suicide, according to reports and his employer.

Christopher Sign, 45, was found dead by Hoover, Ala., police around 8:13 a.m. Saturday after cops received a call of “a person down” at his Scout Trace home, according to Al.com. The former college football player’s death is being investigated as a suicide, Hoover Lt. Keith Czeskleba said, according to the outlet.

The Dallas-area native headed to Alabama in 2017 to anchor the ABC station’s evening news show, after working for a TV station in Phoenix.

While there, Sign broke the major 2016 presidential campaign news that Bill Clinton met with Lynch on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport while the then-AG was investigating the use of a private email server by Hillary Clinton, the former president’s wife and the Democratic presidential candidate at the time.

Sign went on to write a book about the encounter titled “Secret on the Tarmac.”

“We knew something had occurred that was a bit unusual,” Sign told “Fox & Friends” in February 2020, ahead of the book’s release. “It was a planned meeting. It was not a coincidence.”

Sign went on to tell Fox that the investigation made his life a living hell, with his family receiving death threats.

“My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story,” he said. “Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words. We have secret code words that they know what to do.”
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Still available at Amazon, but you might not want to have it shipped directly to your residence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 2:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Curious. Very curious.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/11/2022 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if he had incurable cancer?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/11/2022 7:47 Comments || Top||

#4  If he had the clot shot is it still Arkanside?
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/11/2022 12:13 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Private Girls Middle And High School In Tennessee To Admit Boys Who Identify As Girls
[breitbart.com] A prestigious, formerly all-girls school in a wealthy suburb outside Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that they will be accepting boys who are transgender and identify as girls.

A statement, obtained by Breitbart News and titled "Gender Diversity Philosophy at Harpeth Hall," outlined Harpeth Hall’s new approach to transgenderism. The school, located in the wealthy Belle Meade suburb of Nashville, costs over $32,000 annually for middle school and over $33,000 annually for high school.

"Our school uplifts the female voice," the statement claimed, going on to explain that they would accept males as students. "As the world evolves, so do our students. The concept of gender has expanded and deepened over time," the statement reads.

It explained that administration, faculty, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on the board made the decision to open up the previously all-girls school to boys.

The statement read, "Harpeth Hall is a girls school. The school culture is unique and distinctly about girls, complete with the use of references to students as girls and young women and the collective use of female pronouns."

It went on to say, "Any student who identifies as a girl may apply to our school. Students who join and remain at Harpeth Hall do so because our mission as a school for girls resonates with them."

Head of School Jess Hill was prominently featured in an article titled "Why an All-Girls School is a Good Thing."
Read the rest at link
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/11/2022 03:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Simple test, get the tools ready and on display on a table in plain view. (China style eunuch tools preferred.)

Ask the prospective student if they are willing to completely remove their privates. If they refuse, then they are not really a girl and should be refused admiration.

If they agree and gets it done, then welcome the newly minted girl to the school.

They still cannot play in girls sports due to that pesty "Y" chromosome!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/11/2022 3:32 Comments || Top||

#2  ...TFA points out, however, that if you're a girl who identifies as a male, you can't go there.

What kind of sense does that make? A biological girl, female inwardly and outwardly, but says the words "I'm a boy", can't go...but a young man with full wedding tackle says, "I'm a girl", and he's welcomed with open arms.

Somebody's gonna get their butt sued, and it will be so delicious.

Mike
Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 08/11/2022 6:26 Comments || Top||

#3  The school administration better have a plan in place for interstate transport to 'medical facilities' as abortion in Tennessee will be illegal from fertilization beginning August 25, 2022.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/11/2022 6:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Wait until they get their first Identify as a girl but then change their mind, or become somewhere in between. Do they kick the student out, or adapt and avoid the nasty headlines?

Better to have shut up and kept their heads down.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/11/2022 10:43 Comments || Top||

#5  What are the over-unders on the number of days in that school until "Oo oh that smell? Can't ya' smell that smell?"
will lead to "Is that a banana in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?"
Posted by: Alistaire Sproing5627 || 08/11/2022 13:44 Comments || Top||

#6  You know how there are those pamphlets which are like, "How to apply for amnesty if immigration catches you."

Bet there is the same thing for pervs: what to say, how to say it, friendlies in administrative positions, etc.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 13:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Massive drop in enrollment in 3... 2...
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/11/2022 16:53 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
How a Portland 'lesbian bar for everyone' closed after one day
[OREGONLIVE] The queue spanned the block when Portland’s first self-identified lesbian bar in over a decade opened its doors July 1. Named for a radical 20th-century feminist and physician who called the city home, Doc Marie’s promised to be "for everyone."

It closed the next day.

Two managers quit immediately after the grand opening. Then other employees anonymously formed a workers’ collective and demanded the bar’s owners turn the business over to them, writing on Instagram that they felt "misled about the space being safe and welcoming."

A post about their demands by Libs of TikTok, a conservative website with more than 1.5 million followers across its social media accounts, further inflamed the conflict.

Now, co-owner Olga Bichko said her Southeast Grand Avenue watering hole will be ready to welcome the return of revelers Saturday, nearly a month-and-a-half after the fuse of unfortunate events ignited.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Couldn’t create a more fitting name for the co-owner.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/11/2022 0:59 Comments || Top||

#2  But, please to pronounce it "Butchko," chelovek...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/11/2022 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Or, Olga Kurvakova
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/11/2022 7:42 Comments || Top||

#4  With content this funny, who needs the Bee?
Posted by: Warthog || 08/11/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#5  ....think I need a smoke after that.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 10:35 Comments || Top||

#6  I love how simply letting the world know what they wanted, and publishing a list of their demands, is "inflaming the conflict".

It's like they're ashamed and know what they're doing is wrong.
Posted by: Tiny Jeater6933 || 08/11/2022 12:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Its using their own morals against them.

Fortune Cookie of the Day:

When one side is playing for keeps, only the winner determines what was right and wrong.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 14:04 Comments || Top||


Mom of Parris Island Marine recruit, 19, who died of heatstroke during 'Crucible' training calls for drill instructor to be dishonorably discharged after internal report slams him for lacking 'maturity, temperament and leadership skills'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Pfc. Dalton Beals, 19, died in June 2021 during training at a Marine base on Parris Island, South Carolina

  • He was taking part in the Crucible – a grueling 54-hour combat-like training requiring physical strength and teamwork, with little food and sleep deprivation

  • A damning internal report concluded that his death was 'likely avoidable' and puts blame on his senior drill instructor – who has not been identified

  • The report says the instructor 'did not have the maturity, temperament, and leadership skills necessary'

  • The instructor 'demonstrated little leadership over his team, and at times appeared disinterested in leading or supervising them,' the report adds

  • Beals's mother, Stacie Beals tells DailyMail.com that as far as she knows her late son's senior drill instructor has not been punished

  • There have been at least eight deaths of recruits at Parris Island since 2000, according to reports
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Way back in the early 70s, the wet-bulb temp was in the danger zone and the reg said stop training. However those in charge said they couldn't reschedule the training and pressed on. We lost one cadet that day to the heat.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 15:48 Comments || Top||


Father accuses water park of racism after it canceled birthday party for his teenage son when 500 of his friends turned up and left staff feeling 'uncomfortable'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Chris Evans said his family was discriminated because of their race when the Summit Waves park in Lee's Summit, Missouri, canceled his son's birthday party

  • Evans signed a $2,000 contract to host 250 people, but officials said the park failed to properly prepare extra security for the event

  • Officials also claim a crowd of 500 people arrived for the party, accusing the family of promoting the event on social media, which was prohibited

  • The park offered an apology for poor communication and for 'appalling' statements made by a lifeguard on social media following the incident
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
"Alert! Party of 500 sideways shooters headed here! You, in the water! Y'got life insurance?"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/11/2022 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Was the father going to pay the admission fees for all 500?

If not, well duh! No wonder the park refused admission!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/11/2022 4:02 Comments || Top||

#3  When are they going to start selling insurance for their bullshit racist claims?
Posted by: Chris || 08/11/2022 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  The guests refused to go through metal detectors.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 08/11/2022 8:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Didn't want to scare away the paying Asian and Mexican families?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 10:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Evans signed a $2,000 contract to host 250 people, but officials said the park failed to properly prepare extra security for the event

Uhem....why security at all? Ah, Lee's Summit. Any rate, I would guess there is a minimum lifeguard:customer ratio.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 10:52 Comments || Top||

#7  That's a lot of 'friends'.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/11/2022 18:23 Comments || Top||

#8 
Using the facts presented, they acknowledged that they signed a $2,000 contract to host 250 people and showed up with 500 .

They were in clear violation of the contracted 250 body agreement.

QUOTING MR. EVANS
“After 250, nobody could get in,” Chris Evans said. “We didn’t have keys to the door to just come in and do what we wanted.”

This is what is called breach of contract, NOT discrimination?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/11/2022 19:00 Comments || Top||

#9  Unless about 10 of the extra 250 out of contract guests showed up with lifeguard cards and gear, I don’t it would be legal to open the pool in those conditions.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/11/2022 20:55 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
The Rhine runs DRY and is set to become impassable to crucial coal barges, with Europe on course to suffer worst drought in 500 YEARS and 'extremely violent' wildfires ravaging France in 100F heat
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Rhine is running dangerously low as Europe suffers through a drought forecast to be the worst in 500 years
    In other words, the models say so.
  • River set to become impassable to barges by Friday, threatening crucial shipments of coal, oil and goods

  • Last time the Rhine fell to this level - in 2018 - it closed for 132 days, almost tipping Germany into recession

  • Meanwhile wildfires are once again raging in the south of France as temperatures climb above 100F (38C)

Authorities predict that water levels at Kaub will dip below the mark of 40 centimetres early on Friday and keep falling over the weekend.

While this is still higher than the record low of 27cm seen in October 2018, many large ships could struggle to safely pass the river at that spot, located roughly mid-way along the Rhine between Koblenz and Mainz.

'The situation is quite dramatic, but not as dramatic yet as in 2018,' said Christian Lorenz, a spokesman for the German logistics company HGK.

Related from a year ago: Europe’s ‘Unprecedented Manmade Floods’
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I guess my initial comment with 4 links had issues.

But looking at Present and Historical Rhine River levels. (EIA.GOV) Then looking at the 1993 Mississippi / Missouri massive flooding and record river lows due to a Drought around 2012.

Basically, I asked was.
Are we looking at a Weather Cycle, Climate ____?, and/or Overuse due to a growing EU population

Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/11/2022 9:27 Comments || Top||

#2  NN, COVID was released to test a product that will soon be released to kill 1/2 of the world’s population.
Posted by: Voldemort Big Foot9435 || 08/11/2022 13:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably good I didn’t buy that Viking Rhine-Danube cruise this year.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/11/2022 15:13 Comments || Top||

#4  ...you had good reason to cancel your plans.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 15:44 Comments || Top||

#5  my initial comment with 4 links had issues.

Only two hotlinks per comment permitted, NN2N1. Fred instituted that rule to limit spam, followed by the secret forbidden words list.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2022 22:34 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
'San Antonio is being invaded!': Texas residents are woken by explosions and low flying military helicopters as US military captures the town in surprise training exercise
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Josh Tovar, 19, told the San Antonio Express-News he felt his couch shake while he was playing the popular war game Call of Duty, which prompted him to go outside, only to notice two helicopters flying...

"Here's total immersion for you, bub!"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/11/2022 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  ...The Marines did one of these in Columbia a few years ago. They got a bigger audience than a University of South Carolina home football game.

Mike
Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 08/11/2022 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3 

Just saying....
If the Biden Junta has plans to stay in power.


Practice Makes Prefect.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/11/2022 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  OK, so JSOC does these types of exercises annually. Mayors are reluctant to announce these events because it draws all the crazies in protests. The Military works with the local police, Sheriffs, FBI HRTs, etc... The cross training is significant. If they have an air asset the locals learn how to integrate into the action, same with command and control of the operation. And as far as scene control, tactical movements, planning, etc... this is invaluable to the locals. The other side is the PR side, the 911 center gets staffed up for the mission times. The press management is a big training event for locals as the press goes nuts, like the crazies. If the event goes off well the mayor will take credit for the inter agency win. If it goes bad the mayor can claim no knowledge.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/11/2022 10:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Bit disappointed in the headline. For 3/4 I thought, maybe, just maybe, the US was re-taking The Border.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 10:24 Comments || Top||

#6  News flash: San Antonio got invaded a long time ago.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/11/2022 11:27 Comments || Top||

#7  The Black Helicopters!

At link. They all look black.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/11/2022 11:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Now do Austin.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/11/2022 12:10 Comments || Top||

#9  When do tickets for Austin go on sale?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 13:03 Comments || Top||

#10  Keep Austin Weird Under Siege!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/11/2022 13:04 Comments || Top||

#11  People tearing down the University Texas Cesar Chavez statue Saddam-style.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 13:14 Comments || Top||

#12  30 years ago we gave access to the military to practice on one the offshore oil platforms I worked in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/11/2022 15:28 Comments || Top||

#13 
49 Pan - Worked SOTF & a JSOC location near there in late 80's to early 90's.

note: both locations are PD info now thanks to TIME Mag & CNN.

Back then, (30 years ago) they already had specially built training areas for this. So I find it odd they would be using cities now. Thus opening their HRT / Assault tactics and processes up to video collection, allowing others to develop counter action development.
Posted by:   || 08/11/2022 18:04 Comments || Top||

#14  Cesar Chavez was against illegal immigrants. He understood that excess labor drove down labor prices.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 19:03 Comments || Top||


Florida sheriff vows to give ALL officers in local schools tactical gear and assault rifles in defiant video address - saying 'our children and teachers will be protected at all costs'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Tuesday in a Facebook video that school deputies will both be armed with large rifles and wearing 'tactical' uniforms

  • 'I firmly believe that if you do not meet violence with violence you will be violently killed,' he said

  • In the past, the county would force deputies to keep any larger weapons in their vehicles unless there was an emergency

  • 'This new style uniform and tactical preparedness gives our team members the advantage and ability to instantly address the threat,' Ivey said
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This new style uniform...

Do the pants and vest have room for balls this time?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Why ask that question about vests, Skidmark?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2022 22:36 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Brazilians have started poisoning MONKEYS over misplaced fears that they are to blame for growing monkeypox outbreak
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Daily Mail using click bait to push vaccine procedures.

How novel.

I'd go with, good cover to get rid of those obnoxious and dangerous, intrusive sunsabiches.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 13:08 Comments || Top||

#2  The Chinese have killed all the pets in certain lock down urban areas too on the belief they could spread the Covid.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 15:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember when Australia murdered The Pound Puppies "just in case someone thought about breaking Covid protocol to adopt."

Whole lot of using The Outbreak as cover for some real otherwise shameful acts.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 19:06 Comments || Top||

#4  If I were filming this news story, I would use Peter Gabriel’s song Shock The Monkey as bumper music. I think it would be my last production.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/11/2022 21:02 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Censorship-free web browser with emphasis on free speech helps conservatives combat Big Tech, founder says
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 14:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:


Twitter worker is found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia and releasing private information of the country's critics in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars: Case is first time Kingdom has been found spying in US
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Ahmad Abouammo was found guilty Tuesday of spying for Saudi officials

  • Abouammo, 44, used his job at Twitter to sell private user data to Saudi Arabia

  • Prosecutors claim he targeted Twitter users who criticized Saudi leadership

  • He received a $40K luxury watch and large sums of money in exchange for data

  • Investigators claim he also recruited a colleague to assist with the scheme
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder how many post cards this chap sent from Quantico.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/11/2022 2:35 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
FBI Had Mole Inside Mar-A-Lago
[ZERO] According to Newsweek, the FBI had a 'confidential human source' (a mole) inside Mar-a-Lago, who was "able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 03:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump security team discovers FBI mole inside Mar-a-Lago. Mole admits to clandestine FBI contacts.

Trump security team and legal assistants carefully inventory and digitize all presidential documents stored at Mar-a-Lago. All original paper documents are impregnated with invisible UV indicia.

In an effort to keep job, Mole agrees to begin integrating both bogus classified document reporting and unclassified Crossfire Hurricane document reporting into FBI contact sessions and personal meetings.

Trump security and legal team sits back and waits.


Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 4:09 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Hope you're right.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/11/2022 6:52 Comments || Top||

#3 

The LSD JUNTA is worried it will lose control & power. Given the Voting Reforms passed in many states, that will halt their well known and documented processes of voter fraud.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/11/2022 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Not a good mole if it took 9 hours to find what was on the warrant. That is if they weren't filling out the warrant as they searched.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 08/11/2022 8:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Since the warrant still hasn't been given to Trump or his attorneys I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it finally is that it won't look anything like the original.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/11/2022 8:56 Comments || Top||


#7  The mole claim is bunk. The documents were in the same room the feds put them in a few weeks ago, secured with a padlock the feds put on the door. They're trying to stir up a witch hunt inside Trump's organization.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/11/2022 10:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Or perhaps no mole and their made-up excuse for the raid also becomes an exercise in poisoning the well.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/11/2022 12:06 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ Didn't see Rob's post - basically I'm agreeing.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/11/2022 12:07 Comments || Top||

#10  I've always wondered what being an expat residing in banana republic would be like. Now I'm living it and I didn't even have to leave my house.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/11/2022 12:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Timing of release of “lost” J6 secret service texts to raid is not a coincidence. Something in the text’s got this going.
Posted by: Jefe101 || 08/11/2022 12:21 Comments || Top||

#12  What is it with this obsession with Donald Trump?

I've heard the expression Trump Derangement Syndrome, and I'm starting to believe that it is a real mental illness.
Posted by: Tom || 08/11/2022 14:05 Comments || Top||


#14  Trump represents the greatest threat to the bi-partisan un-American system that has evolved over time. It uses hard-earned American power and influence, under the guise of global benevolence and patriotism, to benefit it's own members, not American citizens, America and American interests. Trump would upend all of that. They can neither control him, nor corrupt him. That is why he is so hated by all sides. Logically, with a lifetime of powerful business and personal enemies and both the republican establishment and elite as well as the entire democrat party and it's followers against him, if that power base had ANYTHING real that would stick, it would have stuck already. That is how dangerous he is to them.

It's Crazy that we have not had a patriotic president for SOOO long, many Americans do not recognize it.
Posted by: jefe101 || 08/11/2022 14:44 Comments || Top||

#15  Supporting Besoeker's "triple agent" conjecture:

1- Trump sure went on the offensive fast after the raid. Disclosed the raid himself and had a new video ready to rock.

2- The reported search of Melania's "wardrobe" is a really terrible optic for the DOJ/FBI, since the first thing that comes to anyone's mind is an agent with a thing for Melania's undies. Did the mole tell the FBI to be sure to look there, especially the upper right-hand drawer?

3- Way too many agents. 30 agents means 30 different stories about what happened, and if I represented Trump I'd want to cross-examine every one of them. Not all of them are going to be as facile answering questions as Slick Wray is.

4- The Secret Service was already on the scene, so what was the physical danger that required re-staging Iwo Jima? Did the FBI give the SS a heads-up?
Posted by: Matt || 08/11/2022 14:54 Comments || Top||

#16  Garland to give a presser at 2:30. If it's all damage control and CYA, the laughter will be huge.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/11/2022 15:01 Comments || Top||

#17  "Sir, there is a possibility that the FBI is illegally serveiling us."

-writes on paper, slides it over-
-picks up paper, reads it-

"Uhem....then its a damn good thing they don't know we have a copy of the Epstein jail video in this safe."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 15:04 Comments || Top||

#18  Cincinnati Shootout LIVE | FBI Office Attacked | FBI Briefs Media| FBI Building Attack

A 15 minute looping video. Not picked up by most media yet. Heard it here first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLtqCTB8jlM
Posted by: Sloluse Slutle9788 || 08/11/2022 15:22 Comments || Top||

#19  (Report 2) Cincinnati Shootout LIVE | FBI Office Attacked | FBI Briefs Media| FBI Building Attack

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/attempted-break-in-at-cincinnati-fbi-field-office-leads-to-standoff-in-clinton-county/ar-AA10yIcS
Posted by: Sloluse Slutle9788 || 08/11/2022 15:23 Comments || Top||

#20  I hate to say it, but among those with the greatest level of access and physical proximity or video awareness to Trump, consider the mole as a Secret Service Agent. They are USC 1811 federal law enforcement officers and if the FBI/DoJ/DHS approached one with persuasive argument that Trump had committed a National Security classified information crime, could they someone to roll? Acting as a CI might jeopardize their future career in the Secret Service, but a lateral/promotion to another federal position and a lifetime of demokrat protection and thanks?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/11/2022 15:35 Comments || Top||

#21  The Cincinnati FBI shoot’em uplocal news.

Idiot armed with what is reported to be an AR-15 and a nail gun. Shoots at the FBI office building with the nail gun at about 9:30 this morning, then flees north on I-71, is cornered off the highway in Clinton County around 10 a.m. Stand-off continues — presumably they want to arrest him.

My sister tried to visit us today, but I-71 was still shut down or traffic jammed heading south as of an hour ago, so by the time she gets home she’ll have spent about seven hours in the car for nothing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2022 15:59 Comments || Top||

#22  TW: Suspect had a AR-15 and shot at the FBI office with a NAIL-GUN? Sounds like attempt to commit suicide by cop.
Posted by: Charles || 08/11/2022 16:16 Comments || Top||

#23  Garland's remarks earlier today "I cannot discuss an 'ongoing matter,' bla, bla, bla, and stop being mean to the FBI. Sob..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/11/2022 16:19 Comments || Top||

#24  I wuz framed! (surveillance footage of purchase)
Posted by: snoop || 08/11/2022 16:49 Comments || Top||

#25  By the way: It's not every day that you get to ransack a former president's palatial abode. Send out a "preserve or die" letter to each agent requiring them to not delete any selfies they took during the search. I'd bet the farm there are plenty.
Posted by: Matt || 08/11/2022 16:53 Comments || Top||

#26  perp has now been shot and killed in the Cincinnati incident
Posted by: Lord Garth || 08/11/2022 18:25 Comments || Top||

#27  FNI = Democrats own armed militia.
Posted by: Phons Omert2327 || 08/11/2022 20:15 Comments || Top||

#28  ^^^FBI
Posted by: Phons Omert2327 || 08/11/2022 20:15 Comments || Top||


Judge Who Signed Trump Warrant Repped Dem Lawmaker Accused of Putting Mistress on Payroll
[Free Beacon] The federal magistrate judge who signed the warrant authorizing the FBI raid on former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence is a former criminal defense attorney who represented a former Democratic congressman investigated by the bureau for putting his mistress on his congressional payroll.

Government records indicate that Judge Bruce E. Reinhart, one of three federal magistrates in West Palm Beach, signed the unprecedented warrant targeting Trump, who denounced the "unannounced raid" on his property as "an assault [that] could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries."

As a criminal defense attorney, Reinhart represented Democratic congressman Tim Mahoney, a Florida lawmaker who ran on a platform of "faith, family, and personal responsibility" while carrying on a series of extramarital affairs. Mahoney subsequently came under FBI investigation for hiring one of his mistresses to work in his congressional office before putting her on his campaign payroll.

Prior to becoming a judge in 2018, Reinhart spent 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the office tasked with investigating the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking in 2005.

The federal case against Epstein ultimately went nowhere thanks to a controversial non-prosecution agreement Epstein's lawyers negotiated with the U.S. Attorney's office. While the terms of that deal were being finalized in late 2007, Reinhart opened a limited liability company in Florida listed at the same address used by Epstein's lead attorney, Jack Goldberger. Reinhart resigned from the U.S. Attorney's office on Jan. 1, 2008. Epstein hired him the very next day. Reinhart would go on to represent Epstein's pilot, scheduler, and alleged "sex slave," all of whom received immunity from federal prosecution.

Reinhart went on to serve 10 years in private practice, where he specialized in "white collar criminal defense and complex litigation." He was sworn in as a federal magistrate in March 2018 after being appointed by a majority vote of U.S. District Court judges in Southern Florida. Candidates for the position must be "a member of good standing of a state or territory's highest court bar" and are "vetted by a merit selection panel that consists of lawyers and non-lawyers from the community."

A Crime Victims' Rights lawsuit filed in 2011 argued that Reinhart violated Justice Department policy by switching sides and accused the attorney of exploiting his access to confidential information about the sex trafficking case to secure a job with Epstein. Reinhart denied having access to "confidential, non-public information about the Epstein matter," but the U.S. Attorney's office claimed otherwise, according to the Miami Herald.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 03:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is Ghislaine Maxwell finally now talking ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 3:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Somebody has some dirt on Reinhart to get him to do this.

More likely he's just a scumbag.

Occam's razor.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/11/2022 6:51 Comments || Top||


President of El Salvador bashes US government over FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago
[Washington Examiner] The leader of El Salvador chided the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago, rhetorically asking what the United States would say if he did something similar.

President Nayib Bukele took to Twitter to point out the apparent hypocrisy of the U.S. government, sharing an article describing the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Florida residence on Monday.

"What would the US Government say, if OUR police raided the house of one of the main possible contenders of OUR 2024 presidential election?" Bukele tweeted with a thinking face emoji.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 03:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#1  President Nayib Bukele is confusing a hypothetical scenario with American 'regime change' standard operating procedures.

No hypocrisy to be found here at all.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 3:57 Comments || Top||

#2  That feeling when El Salvador calls you out for being a banana republic...

Seriously, America, WTF?
Posted by: SteveS || 08/11/2022 11:15 Comments || Top||


#4  El Salvador is on a roll.

Remember when Guatemala has their presidential crises, and then Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama issued opposite takes on the situation?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 12:51 Comments || Top||

#5  From 2015:
Guatemala's crisis, explained: why the president just resigned

Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 15:31 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
US Warns Africa Against Buying Anything From Russia Besides Grain and Fertilizer (via ZH)
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/11/2022 05:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When the powerful hurt the little guy, this is called bullying.
Posted by: Tiny Jeater6933 || 08/11/2022 8:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Say the assholes who led with Viktor Bout.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2022 10:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Specifically avoid the russian salsa.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/11/2022 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  @#1 That is absolutely correct, something the US has been very good at for decades.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/11/2022 14:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Specifically avoid the russian salsa.

Avoid the Russian guacamole too. Yuck!
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/11/2022 16:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Does vodka count as grain?
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/11/2022 18:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh, and their export military equipment, I'd be looking for suppliers that have a real performance record (unless its just to keep down the local serfs).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2022 18:12 Comments || Top||

#8  "For great Russian mole," sez Pancho,
"Take great Russian bell and make ancho
By grinding with rust
From a source you can trust
To the twang of triangular banjo."
Posted by: Grotle Snore3355 || 08/11/2022 18:53 Comments || Top||

#9  I think there should be exceptions made for nested wooden carvings and bear skin hats.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/11/2022 20:41 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Amazon will soon have a map of your home: Tech giant's buyout of Roomba will allow it to get detailed layout plans and let it to connect ALL smart devices to one system
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • As part of Amazon's $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot, it will be in control of the company's new Robot OS, giving the company detailed maps of users' homes

  • Those maps could be used to gather even more data about each user

  • In developing the operating system, iRobot executives hoped to make all smart devices share information about usage and a person's whereabouts

  • The location of all these devices would be added to the map, and Amazon will be able to limit which companies can connect to their smart home systems
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And then there's this from ZH (last paragraph just the cherry on top):

Ring Cameras Amassing Info On Users...And Their Neighbors

About 18% of Americans now own a video doorbell. That means a significant and growing slice of American neighborhoods are under a form of intermittent surveillance. If the surveillance video and associated data were the exclusive property of individual homeowners, it might not be of much concern.

However, that's not the case. For example, Ring, the company behind the top-selling brand, maintains a vast database on its users and their cameras. Ring is an Amazon subsidiary, thanks to the tech giant's 2018 purchase of the company for over $1 billion.

Ring says it doesn't sell its customers data, but sometimes it gives it away for free -- to the police. In the first half of 2022 alone, Ring fielded more than 3,500 requests from law enforcement agencies.

Ring keeps plenty of info that you'd expect them to have. According to Wired magazine:

Ring gets your name, phone number, email and postal address, and any other information you provide to it—such as payment information or your social media handles if you link your Ring account to Facebook, for instance. The company also gets information about your Wi-Fi network and its signal strength, and it knows you named your camera “Secret CIA Watchpoint,” as well as all the other technical changes you make to your cameras or doorbells.

But that's not all. In 2020, the BBC reported that Ring keeps data on every motion detected by its cameras, including the exact time "down to the millisecond." The event database also tracks doorbell rings -- and how many rings -- as well as on-demand actions by the Ring doorbell's owner, such as requesting live video or speaking through the speaker.

BBC also found Ring's database tracked interactions with the company's apps -- every time it's opened, various types of screen-taps, and instances where the owner zoomed in on video footage. Over time, scrutiny of all this data can provide insights into whether you're home or not.

If you subscribe to the Ring Protect Plan -- which archives 6 months of video and audio -- Ring may even keep the video you've personally deleted, according to a Wired analysis of the company's privacy policy.

Maybe you've opted against buying a Ring doorbell out of privacy concerns. That's fine, but don't forget that your neighbor's Ring camera may be watching you -- or even listening to you. Tests have found Ring cameras can record audio from 20 feet away. If you're strolling by a Ring-equipped house and talking to someone, you and your conversation could be in Ring's database. The same is true if you're on your own property and you're close enough to a neighbor's camera and microphone.

This isn't just a question of whether you trust Amazon and Ring not to misuse your video, audio and associated data. There's always the chance that your info could be hacked by common criminals -- or the ones who work for the government.

Speaking of the latter, earlier this year, Amazon was awarded a $10 billion renewal of a secret NSA contract.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/11/2022 2:34 Comments || Top||

#2  In our home the only smart things are the people living in it.
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/11/2022 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  I know people that use this Alexa, and I want to smash it to smithereens every time I visit.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/11/2022 7:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Alexa - Read Fred's latest Burg post.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2022 7:47 Comments || Top||

#5  I avoid IoT stuff in my home at all costs.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/11/2022 8:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Soon all these "smart" devices will hand out infractions like in "Demolition Man".
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/11/2022 9:20 Comments || Top||

#7  People will start having copper mesh lined Faraday Cages to put their cellphones into at home if they want any privacy. On principle I distrust any device that has a "software controlled" microphone and/or camera that is directly connected to the internet.
Posted by: magpie || 08/11/2022 11:29 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Be even better if us proles started flooding the zone with crap traffic from legit phones while using burners for anything "read."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/11/2022 11:43 Comments || Top||

#9  #5 Absolutely. This was predicted when CA forced the imposition of PG&E smart meters 20 years ago. Here we are today, exactly where we expected to be.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/11/2022 13:06 Comments || Top||



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