Hi there, !
Today Sun 08/21/2022 Sat 08/20/2022 Fri 08/19/2022 Thu 08/18/2022 Wed 08/17/2022 Tue 08/16/2022 Mon 08/15/2022 Archives
Rantburg
499918 articles and 1763112 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 64 articles and 260 comments as of 10:02.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Opinion    Local News    Politix   
Zamfara Govt Approves Death Penalty for Bandits, Kidnappers, Cultists
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 3: Non-WoT
6 20:45 Secret Master [10802] 
6 12:37 USN, Ret. [10797] 
15 16:26 Lampedusa McCoy6263 [10797] 
4 12:41 magpie [10796] 
1 17:47 Procopius2k [10797] 
4 12:44 Skidmark [10799] 
17 22:48 Lord Garth [10799] 
6 14:11 Tom [10798] 
6 20:14 Super Hose [10801] 
1 15:05 Super Hose [10799] 
3 15:01 USN, Ret. [10798] 
3 12:18 Blinky Glack3473 [10796] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
0 [10797]
6 14:54 swksvolFF [10803]
12 23:59 Lumpy Ulimble3927 [10811]
0 [10799]
2 22:30 jpal [10802]
0 [10796]
0 [10797]
0 [10796]
1 16:16 Dron66046 [10797]
0 [10797]
0 [10798]
0 [10806]
0 [10803]
Page 2: WoT Background
12 16:04 Dron66046 [10800]
9 22:27 borgboy [10801]
0 [10795]
0 [10798]
2 09:41 European Conservative [10798]
7 23:23 Canuckistan sniper [10801]
2 00:35 magpie [10797]
0 [10796]
13 19:20 CrazyFool [10803]
2 11:59 Skidmark [10800]
0 [10796]
2 11:07 MikeKozlowski [10799]
Page 4: Opinion
11 15:30 Angstrom [10800]
1 09:26 Procopius2k [10801]
2 18:08 JohnQC [10801]
7 19:22 CrazyFool [10804]
14 18:18 swksvolFF [10804]
3 17:38 JohnQC [10801]
7 20:14 Rambler in Virginia [10802]
3 10:58 Procopius2k [10803]
3 14:26 M. Murcek [10797]
Page 5: Russia-Former Soviet Union
6 20:54 Silentbrick [10801]
0 [10798]
0 [10797]
0 [10798]
0 [10798]
1 07:49 Rob Crawford [10797]
0 [10798]
0 [10795]
0 [10795]
0 [10797]
Page 6: Politix
6 20:07 Sloluse Slutle9788 [10803]
14 17:53 ruprecht [10802]
8 22:41 Phons Omert2327 [10800]
6 14:36 M. Murcek [10798]
5 18:40 Sloluse Slutle9788 [10802]
13 17:42 JohnQC [10798]
0 [10795]
8 20:58 Silentbrick [10803]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
Elderly Man Dies After Being Sucker-Punched by Wendy's Employee (original story posted approx. two weeks ago)
[Breaking911] Surveillance video caught the moment a Prescott Valley Wendy’s employee came up to a customer and sucker-punched him after an argument a couple of weeks ago. On July 26, 35-year-old Antoine Kendrick was at the register taking the 67-year-old man’s order. However, police say the man then complained about his order, and that’s when things turned violent.
The NY Post adds:
A Wendy’s employee has been charged with second-degree murder after an elderly customer he sucker-punched last month died in the hospital from his injuries, according to reports.

The victim, who has not been identified, was airlifted to a local hospital at death's door, but departed this vale of tears on Aug. 5, police told AZFamily.

Kendrick had previously been charged with aggravated assault in the incident but charges have since been raised to second-degree murder.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/18/2022 05:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Wait for it.... "One Call, That's All"
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/18/2022 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  A Prescott Valley Wendy’s employee came up to a customer and sucker-punched him after an argument a couple of weeks ago. On July 26, 35-year-old Antoine Kendrick was at the register taking the 67-year-old man’s order. However, police say the man then complained about his order, and that’s when things turned violent.

FACT: Capital punishment is a legal penalty in the U.S. state of Arizona. After the execution of Joseph Wood in 2014, executions were temporarily suspended but resumed in 2022 with the execution of convicted killer Clarence Dixon on May 11, 2022. The latest execution carried out was that of Frank Atwood on June 8, 2022, for the 1984 murder of Vicki Lynne Hoskinson.

So,Antoine Kendrick lawyer up!
Posted by: Crager Lover of the Apes7835 || 08/18/2022 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Where is the federal hate crimes charge?
Posted by: Chris || 08/18/2022 8:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Sorry, #2, but no way will that guy be charged with Capital Murder. Maybe some degree of manslaughter.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Kendrick had previously been charged with aggravated assault

I guess I retract my assertion that this should have been attempted murder.

But he was unarmed!
/BLM
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/18/2022 10:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Looked like Kendrick murdered the man for noticing the frosty flavors order was wrong.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/18/2022 10:10 Comments || Top||

#7  But he was unarmed!

Don’t be absurd, swksvolFF. Mr. Kendrick has two perfectly good arms, each with a fist like an anvil at the end of it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2022 10:20 Comments || Top||

#8  I believe swksvolFF was being sarcastic.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/18/2022 10:45 Comments || Top||

#9  ...gentle giant...turning his life around...
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/18/2022 10:53 Comments || Top||

#10  he'll plead out to 'minor annoyance' and a sternly-worded letter - unsigned.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/18/2022 11:26 Comments || Top||

#11  Bang! Bang! Kendrick's anvil hand came down, on his skull.

There has been a swelling movement since The Knockout Game that, though the punch is brutal, the unhindered fall and headcrack onto the pavement is equally bad especially as a one-two whallop.

Moreso, that stance (square off vs. sucker punch) and physical conditioning (in-shape 'fighting age' male with boxing experience vs. senior) should qualify a physical strike as with a deadly weapon. Personally, I think he was dead with the punch, and everything else was effect, but even if the victim was pushed hard enough to fall and bang his head leading to death, then that too, considering the disparaging stance and physical attributes, would count as with a weapon.

Wonder who the murdered man was with, buying three frosties?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/18/2022 11:40 Comments || Top||

#12  A rational State would order a lobotomy. And spay him, so he can't produce more like himself. Because who knows, there may be some attracted to drooling idiots. Some people seem to like Bill Cosby.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/18/2022 11:54 Comments || Top||

#13  Just take him out back and shoot him. Don't make a spectacle.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/18/2022 12:06 Comments || Top||

#14 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 12:20 Comments || Top||

#15  Running The Gauntlet seems an appropriate punishment. In leg irons and one mile seems about long enough, oh, and Little League aluminum baseball bats because "they aren't weapons!"
Posted by: magpie || 08/18/2022 12:48 Comments || Top||

#16  Aspiring rapper?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/18/2022 13:08 Comments || Top||

#17  AZ has a felony murder rule.

I don't think they will pursue that, however.

Also, I think the felony murder rule is an easily overused tactic and it should be strictly constrained.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 08/18/2022 22:48 Comments || Top||


US pharmacies ordered to pay $650.6m for role in opioids crisis
[Guardian] The US pharmacy chains CVS, Walmart and Walgreens must pay a combined $650.6m to two Ohio counties to address the damage done by the opioid epidemic, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

A discarded syringe on a sidewalk in San Francisco.
Walgreens played ’substantial’ role in San Francisco opioid crisis, judge finds

The order by US judge Dan Polster in Cleveland comes after a jury last November concluded that the firms helped create a public nuisance in Lake and Trumbull counties by oversupplying addictive pain pills, many of which found their way on to the black market. The companies have said they would appeal that verdict.

Polster held a separate non-jury trial earlier this year to decide how much the companies had to pay.

"We are disappointed with this outcome," a Walgreens spokesman, Fraser Engleman, said in a statement. "The facts and the law did not support the jury verdict last fall, and they do not support the court’s decision now."

CVS and Walmart did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Polster said the sum must be paid over 15 years, with the amount for the first two years, or $86.7m, to be paid into a fund immediately. The judge also ordered the companies to implement new procedures to combat illegal diversion of opioid drugs.

The US opioid epidemic has caused more than 500,000 overdose deaths over two decades, according to government data. More than 3,300 opioid lawsuits have been filed nationally against drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains.

The litigation has resulted in several nationwide settlements, including a $26bn deal with Johnson & Johnson and the three leading distributors, a $2.37bn settlement with AbbVie Inc and a $4.25bn settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Pharmacies have yet to reach a nationwide settlement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

JUST ASKING
Isn't the blame shared from the manufacture of the drug, sales rep's pushing the drug of DOC's with $$$ incentives, Doc's taking the $$$$, and writing the scripts time after time.

The Drug stores are only filling legally written scripts as required by law.

Isn't this like charging a Dept Store for MURDER for selling a knife to an Adult that goes bonkers?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/18/2022 6:48 Comments || Top||

#2 
After the billions, possibly trillions, which BioPharma has reaped 2019-2022+ for "The Killer Shot", this settlement is a pocket change transaction.
Posted by: George Chusotle6859 || 08/18/2022 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't blame doctors or Big Pharma. Try going through a kidney stone or shingles without opioids.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/18/2022 10:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Costs passed on to the customers in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..
Posted by: magpie || 08/18/2022 12:40 Comments || Top||

#5  But Biden won't pay a dime for open borders and the resulting fentanyl crisis.
Posted by: Jatle Sinatra9653 || 08/18/2022 13:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Two questions that no one is asking:

1. So what do we do for people who are in genuine pain? How do we make their lives better?

2. Why are there so many people overdosing on drugs? Why are their lives so hopeless, and what can we do about it?

Naturally many people, especially bureaucrats, won't like thinking about these questions; and they will like the answers even less, so I suppose we are doomed to more of the same for some time.
Posted by: Tom || 08/18/2022 14:11 Comments || Top||


Tennessee woman charged with kiss of death
[Daily Beast] A woman who shared a kiss with a prisoner during a visitation in Tennessee has been charged with murder after the inmate died shortly after their exchange.

Rachel Dollard was taken into custody over the weekend by special agents from the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) and the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department, the TDOC confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. She is accused of smuggling drugs into the Turney Center Industrial Complex.

Dollard is facing charges of second-degree murder and introduction of contraband into a penal facility and is currently being held in the Hickman County jail, the TDOC said.

The charges come after the death of Joshua Brown, who was serving an 11-year sentence on drug-related charges. His sentence was set to expire in 2029.

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Judging by the pic, drug overdose may not be the proximate cause of death.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/18/2022 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  How in the fuck did anyone not notice a half an oz. of meth in her mouth? That's not exactly a small bag.
Posted by: Chris || 08/18/2022 11:23 Comments || Top||

#3  ^^^ Could have been "distracted" by other features...
Posted by: Blinky Glack3473 || 08/18/2022 12:18 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Singapore's Changi Airport $226. Crash Pad
[INSIDER] Changi Airport, located in eastern Singapore, has long been the city-state's crown jewel. From 2012 to 2020, it was ranked the world's best airport by UK airport and airline consultancy firm Skytrax.

The airport served over 68 million people in 2019, making it one of the busiest airports in Asia.

In 2019, an extension to the airport, a neo-futuristic mall named Jewel, was officially opened. It cost around $1.25 billion to build. Today, the mall is known for having the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 07:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, if you have money to throw away like that might as well fly in style to Singapore as well.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/18/2022 17:47 Comments || Top||


Economy
Walmart cancels billions of dollars in orders to right-size inventory levels
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/18/2022 10:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everything is going swimmingly
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/18/2022 10:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, if most of the cancelled orders are for stuff from China, that's a pretty big silver lining there, I'd say...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 10:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Read a report recently that the available warehouse space up in Albuquerque was under 5%. Just in time supply chain appears to be shrinking rather fast.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/18/2022 10:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey everybody, all that is going on is right sizing inventory! No biggie. Everything is bon.

That is only a silver lining if the USA as a society is capable of making that transition.

One of the knots is that trucks/trains/planes don't run if it isn't profitable. Capacity lading is profitable, with an appropriately efficient commerce route.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/18/2022 10:54 Comments || Top||

#5 
Just left Wally World. Joking with WW stocker, I said ya'll don't need armored cars to deliver cash, y'all need them for the food. He laughed then said,
this was 3rd time he has changed the prices on these items since Friday.

Kinda makes you wonder how many millions of items got marked up to match the new higher prices.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/18/2022 11:50 Comments || Top||

#6  If the railroaders go on strike Sep 24 or so, going to be a lot of retailers wishing they had stocked up. Assuming Congress takes even a day or two to pass get back to work legislation.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/18/2022 12:37 Comments || Top||


Feds Cut Water Deliveries To Arizona And Nevada, May Impact Food Production
Posted by: George Chusotle6859 || 08/18/2022 08:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They will tap into the Great lakes anytime now.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 08/18/2022 8:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Full menu still available at the The French Laundry.
Our table water is from Auvergne.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  And California gets a pass... why?
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/18/2022 9:04 Comments || Top||

#4  We can always import the food from somewhere far away, right? Right?
Posted by: magpie || 08/18/2022 12:41 Comments || Top||


NYT: Retail sales stall -- along with gasoline demand
[NYT via Hot Air] Today’s retail sales numbers from the Commerce Department looked good — nominally, anyway. Once their numbers got adjusted for inflation, it looked more like Americans have begun pulling back on their consumption. The New York Times took a pessimistic view of the July retail sales report, noting that it was "virtually unchanged" from June after accounting for inflation:
U.S. retail sales were virtually unchanged in July, slowed by the falling price of gasoline, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That followed a revised 0.8 percent rise in June, which was driven in part by accelerating prices at the gas pump.

Excluding the sale of gas and cars, retail sales rose 0.7 percent last month, more than economists had expected.

The mixed results were also reflected in a widely varied batch of earnings reports by major retailers this week, as the companies wrestle with the effects that high inflation is having on consumer spending.

The retail sales data, which does not adjust for price increases, showed that spending in nine of the 13 categories went up last month. Spending at gas stations fell 1.8 percent in July, after a 2.5 percent rise in June, as prices at the pump steadily dropped as a result of decreased demand and falling oil prices. Spending on cars, clothing and goods at department stores also fell in July.

CNBC’s Jeff Cox also took a glass-half-empty perspective on retail sales. It’s not a contraction, at least not yet, but it’s a stall:
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 01:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And in other news:

Financial Times - Chinese economy ‘in desperate situation’
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Hmm, demand falls, generally prices do, too.
Memorial and Independence Day holidays are long over, too. But $5+ per gallon would/should put a damper on spending decisions.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/18/2022 5:34 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Gas prices here in SC are inching up slightly, but I'm assuming that's routine pre-Labor Day increases.

Mike
Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 08/18/2022 8:27 Comments || Top||

#4  What about Diesel demand? You know the magic ingredient that fills the store shelves that never seem to be empty (except when directed by Soviet Central Planning governors and Fauci)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/18/2022 10:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Memorial and Independence Day holidays are long over, too.

Credit cards coming due, with back to school expenses.

CNBC’s Jeff Cox also took a glass-half-empty perspective on retail sales

Whoa whoa Russian Agent spread your Bad Vibes!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/18/2022 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  The Inflation Reduction stuff was intended as a save the Democrats economic stimulus. I think they turned it into a last call on the gravy train for all the green and woke interests. No stimulus will result. After getting hammered in Nov, they will try to stage a giant pork fest in the lame session. Mitch will try to help.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/18/2022 20:14 Comments || Top||


Europe
Man captured in gruesome act after beheading father: police
[FoxNews] The man reportedly tried to stab arresting police officers while shouting 'Allah Akbar'.

Police in France arrested a 25-year-old Moroccan man over accusations that he beheaded his father.

Police say the man was caught walking around a parking lot in Lyon, France, while carrying his father's head and a knife Saturday night, according to Morocco World News. Authorities were also able to recover the rest of the body in the same parking lot.
"It wuzn't me! "
The Lyon prosecutor's office said it appeared the man used a kitchen knife to cut off his 60-year-old father's head before carrying it around the parking lot.

Authorities say the man resisted arrest at the scene, shouting "Allah Akbar" at police and attempting to stab one of the arresting officers.

The Moroccan suspect was reportedly legally living in France. Police are still investigating motive in the case.

The incident was not the first time the area around the south-eastern French town became the scene of a decapitation. In 2015, a terrorist attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Lyon saw Yassin Salhi decapitate his employer Hervé Cornara. Salhi then took a van and drove it into a gas factory, causing an explosion which injured two more people.

The southern French city of Nice also became the site of a beheading attack in 2020, when three churchgoers were stabbed and one decapitated in what was characterized as an Islamic terrorist attack.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  used a kitchen knife to cut off his 60-year-old father's head

My, that... that came off like a reheated kebab!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/18/2022 11:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Apparently some relgions don't teach, "Honor your father and your mother."
Posted by: Tom || 08/18/2022 14:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, THAT beats the garter snake I had for show n’ tell.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/18/2022 15:01 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Moderna's Omicron Booster appears to have some interesting connections
[UH] Since late last year, messenger RNA for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, including its recently reformulated Omicron booster, has been exclusively manufactured by a little known company with significant ties to US intelligence.

Earlier this week, the United Kingdom became the first country to approve Moderna’s reformulated version of its COVID-19 vaccine, which claims to provide protection against both the original form of the virus and the significantly less lethal but more transmissible Omicron variant. The product was approved by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) with the support of the UK government’s Commission on Human Medicines.

Described by UK officials as a "sharpened tool" in the nation’s continued vaccination campaign, the reformulated vaccine combines the previously approved COVID-19 vaccine with a "vaccine candidate" targeting the Omicron variant BA.1. That vaccine candidate has never been previously approved and has not been the subject of independent study. The MHRA approved the vaccine based on a single, incomplete human trial currently being conducted by Moderna. The company promoted incomplete data from that trial in company press releases in June and July. The study has yet to be published in a medical journal or peer reviewed. No concerns have been raised by any regulatory agency, including the MHRA, regarding Moderna’s past history of engaging in suspect and likely illegal activity in past product trials, including for its original COVID-19 vaccine.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 06:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just like Bill Gates' crappy OS company, general release serves as Beta testing.
Posted by: Warthog || 08/18/2022 9:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Not sure I've ever heard a passive defense referred to as 'a sharpened tool'.

Castle, wall, bunker, spear wall, moat, fence, ravelin, even cheveaux de frise, stuff like that.

I know language is getting lazy, but people are getting lazy with holding cards as to not show others as well.

Just like Bill Gates' crappy OS company, general release serves as Beta testing.

The PC Gaming Community feels this statement as well; worse are the Pay-to-Win Games.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/18/2022 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  combines the previously approved COVID-19 vaccine with a "vaccine candidate"

"It's the same vaccine that does not work even with repeated boosters! But wait! There's more!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 10:31 Comments || Top||



Weeks before Mar-a-Lago search, ex-Trump DOD official vowed to publish classified documents from National Archives
[ABC] In June of this year, seven weeks before the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in search of classified materials, former Defense Department appointee and outspoken Trump loyalist Kash Patel vowed to retrieve classified documents from the National Archives and publish them on his website.

Trump had just issued a letter instructing the National Archives to grant Patel and conservative journalist John Solomon access to nonpublic administration records, according to reporting at the time.

Patel, who under Trump had been the chief of staff for the acting defense secretary, claimed in a string of interviews that Trump had declassified a trove of "Russiagate documents" in the final days of his administration. But Patel claimed Trump's White House counsel had blocked the release of those documents, and instead had them delivered to the National Archives.
Don't think I'd wanna be this guy :-(
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/18/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Declassified documents are declassified documents. White House counsel serve the President not the Administrative State
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/18/2022 15:05 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Brian 'Tater' Stelter Out At CNN
Learn to code, fat boy!
[NY Post] - CNN personality Brian Stelter is leaving the network during an ongoing shakeup at the left-leaning cable news outlet.

"CNN will end its Reliable Sources program on Sunday, August 21st," a network spokesperson said in a statement. "As a result Brian Stelter will leave the company. We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new endeavors."

Reliable Sources was the longest-running show on CNN prior to Thursday’s announcement. Stelter has anchored the program since 2013.

Stelter, 36, confirmed his exit in a statement and said he would provide more details when the final episode of his show airs on Sunday. CNN’s top boss Chris Licht reportedly informed him of the decision on Wednesday.
Posted by: Raj || 08/18/2022 14:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope he goes out on his own where he can generate a larger volume of stupidity without any other person filtering his moronic takes on reality.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/18/2022 15:58 Comments || Top||

#2  36 hours after the Wyoming primary. CNN's just making room for Liz Cheney. A girl's gotta make a living, ya know.
Posted by: Matt || 08/18/2022 16:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Reliable Sources? CNN just found the sources were unreliable? Why did it take so long and why do they care now? The title is an oxymoron and the program was hosted by a complete moron. Shelter always reminded me of George Costanza, a character on Seinfeld, a show about nothing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/18/2022 17:35 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/18/2022 19:55 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^^^
Curly's gonna get tired of repeating himself.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/18/2022 20:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Gutfeld is going to be heart broken.
Posted by: Secret Master || 08/18/2022 20:45 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
The world's most powerful rocket is ready for liftoff: NASA's Space Launch System travels four miles to the pad at Kennedy Space Center ahead of the highly-anticipated Artemis I moon mission set for August 29
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/18/2022 08:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It has been a while @ NASA since this government organization has "reached for the Moon"; may the August 29th mission go without a hitch.
Posted by: Bubba Glack1595 || 08/18/2022 9:48 Comments || Top||

#2  May the fire end of their rocket keep pointing towards Earth. Otherwise things are going very badly and you will not reach space.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/18/2022 9:53 Comments || Top||

#3  The cores for Artemis II and III are already finished and II is already at the Cape. Assuming all goes well, the per unit cost comes down with each new booster built.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4  The "Lunar Rover" awaits your return NASA...

Posted by: Herman Whereck6401 || 08/18/2022 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Wouldn't it be a riot if it still runs? I'm sure the batteries are dead, but who knows?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 10:14 Comments || Top||

#6  HOW MANY LUNAR ROVERS ARE ON THE MOON?

Still Drivable? --- Ask Ferencs Pavlics --- Who?

Posted by: Herman Whereck6401 || 08/18/2022 10:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Can they fit all the talking heads of CNN/MSNBC on it?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/18/2022 10:52 Comments || Top||

#8  The article makes it sound like the only goal is to put a non-white woman on the moon. Did they consult with biologists to make sure they have actual women, I mean birthing people, I mean person with vagina's....errr, what is the proper term for what used to be called women?
Posted by: || 08/18/2022 11:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Oops, that was me. I find it amusing that the Demonrats and their new allies have essentially erased women. Now even women can't be women. They are just not-men.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/18/2022 11:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Re #8, I am sure there will be a lawsuit by a trans person creature that will hold the whole thing up until 2074 at least.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 11:46 Comments || Top||

#11  Now even women can't be women. They are just not-men.

So, I can name my new band "Dick and the Four Non Grrrrlz?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/18/2022 11:47 Comments || Top||

#12  #5 ^ Wouldn't it be a riot if it still runs? I'm sure the batteries are dead, but who knows?
Posted by: M. Murcek 2022-08-18 10:14


...The batteries were probably drained within a day or so of each mission's departure - but I wonder if it would be possible to send up some solar panels to 'plug in' to the Rovers just to see if you could get the little guys running. If nothing else, it would be a fun experiment.

Mike
Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 08/18/2022 12:37 Comments || Top||

#13  The cores for Artemis II and III are already finished and II is already at the Cape. Assuming all goes well, the per unit cost comes down with each new booster built

Still 3-4 orders of magnitude more expensive than Starship per kilo.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/18/2022 12:43 Comments || Top||

#14  The article makes it sound like the only goal is to put a non-white woman on the moon.

#8 - Fixed it for you.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/18/2022 13:54 Comments || Top||

#15  Norway pm take drug test. Crazy way you and Norway. Joinednato.
Posted by: Lampedusa McCoy6263 || 08/18/2022 16:26 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
40[untagged]
3Migrants/Illegal Immigrants
3Sublime Porte
2Taliban/IEA
2Commies
2Banditti
2Palestinian Islamic Jihad
2Islamic State
1Govt of Iraq
1Palestinian Authority
1Boko Haram (ISIS)
1[untagged]
1Arab Spring
1Moslem Colonists
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1Antifa/BLM

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog











On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark

Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2022-08-18
  Zamfara Govt Approves Death Penalty for Bandits, Kidnappers, Cultists
Wed 2022-08-17
  Cote d' Ivoire Soldiers Charged as Mercenaries In Mali
Tue 2022-08-16
  Record-breaking number of migrants arrested at southern US border: Illegal crossings soar to nearly TWO MILLION in less than a year as 2,200 stream into country in just one day
Mon 2022-08-15
  At least nine Zionist settlers injured in shooting attacks in occupied al-Quds
Sun 2022-08-14
  Troops patrol Tijuana as city emerges from cartel-fueled night of terror
Sat 2022-08-13
  Suicide Attack Kills Taliban Prominent Cleric in Afghan Capital, Funeral in Jalalabad
Fri 2022-08-12
  1,755 Boko Haram Terrorists, Relations 'Surrendered' To Nigerian Troops In Two Weeks
Thu 2022-08-11
  Russians advance in the Kharkiv and Bakhmut directions, were repulsed and then retreated
Wed 2022-08-10
  Senior TTP leader Omar Khalid Khorasani killed in Afghanistan, Taliban spokesperson confirms
Tue 2022-08-09
  Pakistani Taliban Commander Allegedly Killed in South-Eastern Afghanistan
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

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.235.180.193
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Operations (13)    WoT Background (12)    Opinion (9)    Local News (10)    Politix (8)