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ISIS fanatics are mauled to death and eaten by LIONS while hiding out during battle over gas reserves in Mozambique
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Navy recruit, 21, is found NOT GUILTY of 2020 arson that gutted USS Bonhomme Richard and caused $1.2B in damage - as it's revealed there was a SECOND suspect who was kicked out of service
  • Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays was found not guilty of setting the fire that destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020

  • Prosecutors failed to present enough evidence which tied Mays to the arson

  • The ship burned for more than four days and caused an estimated $1.2 billion in damages

  • Mays' defense introduced information that the Navy had another suspect they gave up on after the sailor was kicked out of the service

  • 'Sailor E.M.' was seen 'sprinting' from the location the flame began
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 8:37:36 AM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10809 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ....I should mention - and honored mods, I understand if this gets the post deleted - but there are indications (no more than that at this point) that the E.M. in question is a member of a Protected Class(TM).

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/01/2022 11:20 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ A Trans-BIPOC?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/01/2022 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Ref #1 above

Bingo! The not guilty judgement of course abrogated the need for the introduction of the defense evidence proffer of more details. I knew this smelled in how long it was taking to come to trial. Two year-long delay was the signature of making the case lose PR impact because something would make it damage the whole pronoun woke-Navy diversity melodrama. Tidy this up and move on, careers are at stake, and good order, morale and discipline of the service will hardly be noticed.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/01/2022 13:30 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Nevermind the Navy lost a carrier and is likely to lose more if the woke nonsense continues.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/01/2022 14:10 Comments || Top||

#5  This is a summary of the Navy's investigation from 2021. I'm not sure how much more brutal the defense case could have been.
Posted by: Matt || 10/01/2022 15:12 Comments || Top||


Trans Army officer accused of conspiring with Johns Hopkins doctor wife to provide medical information on senior military officers to Russia is released on home detention with NO BOND: Wife also free on $500,000 unsecured bond
A civil court?
  • Major Jamie Lee Henry and her wife, Anna Gabrielian, were released on home detention after trying to give Russia medical information on military officers

  • The couple will be monitored 24/7 from their Rockville, Maryland home

  • Henry was released without bond but may be ordered to undergo psychiatric or medical treatment

  • Gabrielian, an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins, was released on a $500,000 unsecured bond and was forced to give up her passport alongside Henry

  • Gabrielian was allegedly fueled by her patriotism for Russia, and told Henry not be a 'coward' when she expressed concerns about violating HIPPA
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10823 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps it's something in the waters.

The Spies Who Came In To Aspen Hill
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/01/2022 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/01/2022 8:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Medical info seems minimally interesting from an intel and shakedown possibilities. They probably could have gotten more cash from a garage sale.
Posted by: Super Hose || 10/01/2022 11:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Red Sparrow op? Anyone on odds he goes nutter defense and she unexpectedly vanishes?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/01/2022 13:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Medical info seems minimally interesting from an intel and shakedown possibilities.

The first thing to come to mind, of course, is a list of who is vaccinated for what. The actuarials could do a lot with that.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 14:48 Comments || Top||


Police Dog helps bring an abrupt end to Javier Galarza's career as home invader and bank robber
[BLAZE] Bodycam video shows the disturbing moment when Arizona cops fatally shoot a man after he pointed a loaded gun at a police dog.

Tucson Police Department SWAT officers were conducting surveillance on 49-year-old Francisco Javier Galarza. Police were tracking Galarza — who had active felony arrest warrants for a home invasion and bank robbery.

At 11:51 a.m. on Aug. 25, Tucson SWAT police spotted Galarza at a Circle K convenience store. The suspect exited the store.

"He's out, just say when," an officer is heard saying in the bodycam footage. Another officer responds, "Take him here."

Police officers confronted Galarza in the store's parking lot, and he immediately ran away.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good dog!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 8:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Galarza hashad(past tense) a lengthy criminal history, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections.

FIFY.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/01/2022 14:01 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
High School Football Team Barred from Carrying Pro-Police Flag onto Field
[Breitbart] The football team at Santa Clara, California’s Saugus High School has been informed they will no longer be allowed to carry a “Thin Blue Line” flag beside the U.S. flag when they take the field.

The team was told the “Thin Blue Line” flag is “divisive,” FOX 11 reported.

William S. Hart Union High School District superintendent Mike Kuhlman sent a letter Wednesday to the school community explaining the ban on the pro-police flag, the Los Angeles Times noted.

The letter said, “Just three short days ago, I became aware of a concern about this symbol being flown at Saugus High School football games. Despite emails for immediate action, and threats of consequences if certain steps weren’t taken within a specific timeline, we determined to take our time to understand the issue accurately and to respond thoughtfully.”

He indicated the Saugus High School football coach, Jason Bornn, supported banning the flag.

Kuhlman wrote, “(It) occurred to (Bornn) that it’s possible that some players on the team might not be entirely enthusiastic about a symbol that is being used to represent the entire team.”

Brandy Roggentein, a Saugus High parent, recalled law enforcement officers rushed into the school while everyone else was rushing out during a November 14, 2019, shooting on campus.

Roggentein said, “One of the first responders was a parent who dropped off a kid (at the time) and he literally saved some lives. The fact that the school is not honoring that is mind-blowing and disgusting,”

Superintendent Kuhlman used his letter to explain that coach Bornn supports the ban on the pro-police flag as a way to show “deference to his commitment to inclusivity, kindness and respect.”
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 08:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  Small flag. Needle. Thread. Jersey. Some assembly required.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/01/2022 9:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Next they will be banning the U.S. flag itself.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/01/2022 10:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Crazy
They are already doing that in some cities
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 10/01/2022 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Yep, that's been going on for some years now. Of course, this comes from my backyard in CA. The insanity here is beyond intolerable. Most of our clan has already moved out. Mrs. Mundi n I are narrowing our window of escape. Tough choices when the grandkids are involved.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/01/2022 11:32 Comments || Top||

#5  We bailed at the end of 2018, but still have lots of friends and family in Sacramento and Orange County areas. They are all either trapped by careers or kids still in school, but all are heartsick about the accelerating decline in the quality of life. Even the woke, lefty nutters my wife shares equestrian connections with are looking to bail.

I look at the peaks of the California Sierra's behind Tahoe as I write this from the Carson Valley and gloat about having scotched insanity by leaving and finding the traditional American dream again.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/01/2022 13:11 Comments || Top||


High School Girls Banned from Their Own Locker Room After Voicing Concerns about Transgender Athlete
[Breitbart] A girls’ high school volleyball team in Vermont has been banned from their own locker room after some girls raised concerns about a biological male claiming to be a transgender girl using the facility.

The school is charging the natural-born girls with “harassment” and “bullying” for speaking out against the administration for allowing a biological boy to change with them in their locker room, according to WCAX Burlington.

“It’s a huge thing. Everyone’s asking, ‘So, why aren’t you allowed in the locker room?” student Blake Allen told WCAX.

“My mom wants me to do this interview to try to make a change,” Allen added. “I feel like for stating my opinion — that I don’t want a biological man changing with me — that I should not have harassment charges or bullying charges. They should all be dropped.”

After speaking out, the girls were blocked from using the facilities in, a perfect example of why more women don’t speak out against transgender athletes.

The girls say that the transgender student using their facilities has acted inappropriately and made insulting comments. Allen added that the girls were not talking about the trans student being on their team but only about his use of the women’s locker room.

The school insists that the ban is legitimate and within the law. And administrators also claimed that there is “plenty of space where students who feel uncomfortable with the laws may change in privacy.”

Allen, though, finds it absurd that ten girls are being displaced for the convenience of one boy.

“They want all the girls who feel uncomfortable — so pretty much 10 girls — to get changed in a single stall bathroom, which would take over 30 minutes. Where if one person got changed separately, it would take a minute, like no extra time,” Allen told the media.

Randolph Co-Principal Lisa Floyd told the media that the school is investigating claims that the ten girls harassed the single transgender boy.

Also, Vermont state lawmakers have determined that the discomfort of the biological females is of no concern and that the feelings of the transgender student trump the girls’ concerns.

State law maintains that “A transgender student should not be required to use a locker room or restroom that conflicts with the student’s gender identity.”

Transgender students using changing facilities and bathrooms has been an ongoing struggle nationwide for quite some time. For several years individual schools have created their own rules some in keeping with trans-friendly state education rules.

During the Trump years in office, the federal government looked to reverse Obama’s rules, forcing schools to give trans students preferential treatment. But once Joe Biden took office, the feds reasserted its dominance over the states by reissuing trans-coddling rules.

Despite Biden’s move to force America to accept transgenderism in school locker rooms, the states have been passing their own laws and sports and education rules putting limits on transgender students. One Georgia high school sports association even moved to ban trans girls from even playing with biological girls.

With nearly a dozen states now passing laws to put bans and limitations on transgender athletes and more than a dozen more looking at similar laws, the whole issue seems destined for the Supreme Court.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 08:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  I believe the average person sees the lunacy of this transgender choose your own gender and biology doesn’t count

This nonsense needs to be stopped

It has already had tragic consequences in Virginia
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 10/01/2022 11:02 Comments || Top||

#2  "Why does this 'girl' have a boner when she's in the locker room??"
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/01/2022 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm fairly sure wienie wagging is still a crime. So why is it OK in the girl's locker room?
Posted by: JHH || 10/01/2022 11:59 Comments || Top||

#4  I hope there will be a 100% boycott (by the real girls) of this sort of crap, nationwide,and immediately so.
Posted by: Gromble Dribble4342 || 10/01/2022 13:07 Comments || Top||

#5  The entire county system throughout America is based in large part on property tax revenue. Failure to pay on time creates penalties but is not a crime.

If an overwhelming group of unhappy citizens were to stage a tax embargo, the county would run out of cash flow in short order. I wonder how quickly a list of grievances would be answered. Unlike the federal government, locals can't print money and have far stricter limitations on borrowing and debt. Just spit-balling here....
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/01/2022 13:20 Comments || Top||

#6  It’s a huge thing.

Maybe they're just scared.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 14:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Hello, feminists...I can't quite hear your defense of women here...
Posted by: Tom || 10/01/2022 17:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Failure to pay on time creates penalties but is not a crime.

No, but Sheriff sales do transfer ownership of properties. In some jurisdictions, failure to pay for a couple years gets the property classified as abandoned and anyone paying the back taxes gets the deed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/01/2022 18:11 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Five sailors are sickened after water tanks aboard USS Nimitz were contaminated with JET FUEL: Emergency procedure to flush out water supply fails within days
  • Sailors have suffered acid reflux and other illnesses feared to be linked to the contaminated water

  • Attempts to flush out the system failed, and further traces of jet fuel were detected in same supply just days later

  • Sailors say the entire vessel - which is 47 years old - now reeks of the fuel

  • The warship was due to embark on training exercises to ready it for deployment but those have now been delayed, the Navy has confirmed
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the entire vessel - which is 47 years old - now reeks of the fuel

The smoking light is out. [ever pay attention to the sign on the gas pump that says 'Do not operate cell phone']
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/01/2022 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Complement
Ship's company: 3,532
Air wing: 2,480

'Five Sailors' is a statistical blip on a crew that larger. A 'blip' that should not happen, but still a blip.
Posted by: magpie || 10/01/2022 13:51 Comments || Top||

#3  "Attention, all sufferers of every ill afflicting Soylentkind! Have you or a loved one set foot on board the USS Nimitz between 2022 and the present?"
Posted by: Jeth Ghibelline5850 || 10/01/2022 19:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Like that guy said, “There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships Navy today.”
Posted by: SteveS || 10/01/2022 20:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Something wrong? Perhaps when Ability and Competence, that weird Meritocracy idea, is replaced by various forms of overt Nepotism then yeah, things go in the crapper. 'A fish rots from its head' and our political brass are starting to reek.
Posted by: magpie || 10/01/2022 20:24 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ ..."I need to promote some BIPOC / Alt-gender candidates to meet the quota so find me the least objectionable ones. Chop chop!"
Posted by: magpie || 10/01/2022 20:27 Comments || Top||


Florida Man's $1 Million Car Waterlogged by Hurricane Ian
[Breitbart] A man’s recently purchased $1 million McLaren P1 supercar fell victim to Hurricane Ian as the storm wreaked havoc on Florida.

The social media user named Ernie shared photos online of the yellow vehicle, which reportedly had only 300 miles on its odometer, caught in the floodwaters of Naples, Florida, the New York Post reported Thursday.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10818 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Low-lying parts of my neighborhood were flooded. Fortunately, I live on what should be called High Ground Street.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/01/2022 8:05 Comments || Top||

#2  with beauty and grace
as swift as can be
watch it flying through air
it travels in space
or under the sea
and it can journey anywhere
supercar supercar
it travels on land
or o roams the skies
through the heavens stormy rage
its Mercury manned
and everyone cries its the marvel of the age supercar supercar supercar

[you got to be really old to get this one]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/01/2022 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  It's even the right color

Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/01/2022 8:31 Comments || Top||

#4  fell victim to Hurricane Ian

Fell victim to someone so wealthy they lost all concept of value. Any bets on a recent transplant?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/01/2022 10:46 Comments || Top||

#5  99% of the exociticar drivers here are persian and arab teenagers.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/01/2022 10:52 Comments || Top||


Charleston braces for DIRECT HIT as Hurricane Ian swirls back in from Atlantic to pound historic city Friday morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now do DC and NYC.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Frank G || 10/01/2022 9:51 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4 

Hurricane Kamala?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/01/2022 14:18 Comments || Top||

#5  he’ll name it after a black girl from da hood … Hurricane DaSantiss
Posted by: Vespasian Sneter1969 || 10/01/2022 14:52 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Texas Rep. Mayra Flores' Bill Defunds IRS to Address School Shootings
[Breitbart] Freshman Texas Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R) filed a bill aiming to decrease gun violence and school shootings which would redirect funding from IRS plans to hire 87,000 agents.
This is the kind of thing that never even gets out of committee unless the Republicans have a majority.
Rep. Flores introduced the Reduce Gun Violence Act (RGV Act), which calls for improving physical security in schools, increasing access to mental health, and establishing a best practices task force.

“As a mother of four children, nothing is more important to me than their safety,” Flores said during an interview with Breitbart Texas. “I want people to understand that we need to come together and keep our children safe. I am not going to play politics with this.”

If passed, the bill would allocate $2 billion annually for five years to improve physical security in schools involving personnel and facility improvements. The bill would also provide training for teachers and students.

The bill also calls for $ 1 billion over five years to be allocated for grants to improve localized access to mental health resources.

The third section of the bill calls for the creation of a task force headed by the U.S. Attorney General to review and establish best practices in school safety.

“If we are able to send billions of dollars to foreign countries like Ukraine, we should be able to spend billions of dollars in keeping our children safe,” Flore said.

The bill calls for $11 billion, however, Flores argues it could be re-appropriated from the Inflation Reduction Act’s hiring of 87,000 new IRS agents.

“The money is already there, and the Inflation Reduction Act is not working, and it is not working to keep our children safe,” she said. “The IRS is going to go after the middle class, the ones who can’t afford a lawyer to fight back. Instead of having this money be spent harassing hard-working Americans, let’s use it to keep our children safe.”

The bill does not introduce any restrictions on firearms.

“Criminals don’t care for laws,” Flores said adding that criminals usually find a way around most gun restrictions. “We need to be able to face evil. The RGV Act prepares all schools to be able to protect our children. It will allow them to hire more security officers, improve security measures and improve access to mental health. Yes, the RGV act does reduce gun violence.”
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 08:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:


US Army Counterintelligence Command Activated - 902nd MI Bde cased colors in July
[FEDweek] The Army activated its new Counterintelligence Command recently during a ceremony at its Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters. The new command, acronym ACIC, is replacing the 902nd Military Intelligence Group.

Like its predecessor, ACIC is charged with detection, identification, neutralization and exploitation of foreign intelligence, terrorists, insiders or any other foreign adversaries who threaten to undermine the Army’s or DoD’s strategic advantage.

"Today’s military environment is defined by rapid technological change and intense strategic competition from our adversaries," said Brig Gen. Rhett R. Cox, ACIC’s first commanding general. "We must do our part to ensure we are competing, imposing costs and [shaking] our enemies’ belief that they can operate uncontested."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10807 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, from a Brigade to a Command ups the count of enforcers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/01/2022 15:08 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Old timers PCS'd on down the road. New Wokesons brought in. 'Replacement' GI's.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/01/2022 16:20 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 10/01/2022 19:05 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Burkina Faso: Army revolt ousts junta leader Damiba
[DW] A group of soldiers have announced on state TV that President Paul-Henri Damiba has been removed from office. The apparent mutiny follows a January military coup that has left the West African nation in turmoil.

The soldiers introduced Captain Ibrahim Traore as the West African nation's new strongman.
A group of Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
army soldiers announced late Friday that they ousted junta leader Paul-Henri Damiba, who had himself come to power through a military coup.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/01/2022 00:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,


‘None Of Them Landed Well’
Posted by: Fred || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10806 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wing parachutes are a bit more maneuverable if you are jumping into an urban environment. Just sayin…
Posted by: Moonbeam Mcswine || 10/01/2022 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  "as God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly"
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 10/01/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
New Bangladesh police chief is US-sanctioned former head of RAB
[BenarNews] Bangladesh’s new police chief is a U.S.-sanctioned former head of the elite security unit Rapid Action Battalion, which Washington also sanctioned last December saying it was responsible for serious human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
abuses.

Inspector General of Police Chowdhury Abdullah al-Mamun, took over the position on Friday, and was promoted by the government after serving as director general of the Rapid Action Battalion, or RAB.
So he's already trained
He was one of seven then-current or former RAB officials who were placed under American sanctions along with the unit in December 2021 by the U.S. Treasury Department for alleged human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, cases of torture and other abuses.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal defended Abdullah when BenarNews asked him about the wisdom of appointing a U.S.-sanctioned officer as national police chief.

"Sanctioning Chowdhury Abdullah al-Mamun is not a fair decision," the minister told BenarNews.

"He has been facing sanctions only for holding the office of director general of RAB.

He has been an honest, industrious and a man of principle. He is the senior most police official, and retires in four months," he added.

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctions bar U.S. citizens from conducting business with or making contributions to the sanctioned individuals and block access to any property they hold in the United States.

Abdullah’s immediate predecessor as police chief, Benazir Ahmed, was also sanctioned by Washington last year because of his association with RAB. He was a former RAB director general.

The United States accused RAB of more than 600 enforced disappearances in the past 12 years, a similar number of extrajudicial killings, and the use of torture.

"Widespread allegations of serious human rights abuse in Bangladesh by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) ... threaten U.S. national security interests by undermining the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the economic prosperity of the people of Bangladesh," the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement when it announced the sanctions.

RAB was founded in 2004, and charged with internal security, intelligence gathering related to criminal activities, and government-directed investigations, according to the U.S. treasury.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just wait until we get our own RAB here in America. Midnight raids on Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro. Remember everyone who cheered for the USA-PATRIOT act? It will be funny watching you hoist on your own petard.
Posted by: Goober Wittlesbach1280 || 10/01/2022 6:34 Comments || Top||

#2  COVID hysteria + RAB shock troops = RABID Deep State
Posted by: Fluper Hat || 10/01/2022 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  No worries. An American RAB would be nothing like the real RAB. Link
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/01/2022 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Did someone ever take the "Immortal Shutter Gun", and its velvet lined carrying case, and auction it on EBay? I always hoped it would end up with an owner that appreciated its history.
Posted by: magpie || 10/01/2022 20:37 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
North Korea tests missiles for 4th time this week in response to rivals’ army drills
“PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEE!!!!”
[IsraelTimes] Officials estimate ballistic missiles flew 220 to 250 miles at altitude of 20 to 30 miles before landing in waters between Korean Peninsula and Japan

North Korea
...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche...
on Saturday fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the North’s fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/01/2022 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1 

You'd think they ("D"RK) were the "D"DC swamp.
With millions of citizens hurting for food, shelter and medical attention. They spend billions on PR stunts.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/01/2022 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Its no wonder Harris and company consider North Korea an ally.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/01/2022 11:26 Comments || Top||


Europe
Europe braces for mobile network blackouts
(Reuters) - Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region.

Russia's decision to halt gas supplies via Europe's key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of power shortages. In France, the situation is made worse by several nuclear power plants shutting down for maintenance.

Telecoms industry officials say they fear a severe winter will put Europe's telecoms infrastructure to the test, forcing companies and governments to try to mitigate the impact.

Currently there are not enough back-up systems in many European countries to handle widespread power cuts, four telecoms executives said, raising the prospect of mobile phone outages.

European Union countries, including France, Sweden and Germany, are trying to ensure communications can continue even if power cuts end up exhausting back-up batteries installed on the thousands of cellular antennas spread across their territory.

Europe has nearly half a million telecom towers and most of them have battery backups that last around 30 minutes to run the mobile antennas....
Posted by: DooDahMan || 10/01/2022 13:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Those personal electronic money transfers (cashless society) the Germans have implemented might be a bit iffy.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/01/2022 17:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course those battery backups would need to be re-charged - increasing the demand...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/01/2022 17:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Can't communicate freely? Imagine the compliance.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/01/2022 18:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Extended outrages blamed on extremists!
Citizens demand action!
Encourage your representative to support the Free and Secure Communications Help for Inconvenienced Social Media Users Act!
Posted by: Jeth Ghibelline5850 || 10/01/2022 19:24 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Food Stamps: COLA Update Increases SNAP EBT Benefits By 12.5% Starting Oct. 1
[GObankingrates] Americans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will get a needed financial boost thanks to a major cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) due to go into effect for fiscal year 2023.

The COLA, which kicks in beginning on Oct. 1, 2022, will hike benefits by 12.5%, per Motley Fool’s The Ascent. The increase is designed to help offset this year’s skyrocketing inflation rate, which has been running at its highest level in more than four decades.

SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is a federal program that provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income households. Although it is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program is administered at the state level. Recipients now have their benefits loaded onto Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards and no longer pay with food stamps.

The USDA announced the new COLA in an Aug. 9 memo posted on its website. As previously reported by GOBankingRates, here’s how the monthly SNAP benefit will change for recipients in the 48 contiguous states and District of Columbia:
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/01/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

SNAP now? But Social Security Admin retirees checks later?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/01/2022 9:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Bread now and Circuses during the Midterms?
Posted by: magpie || 10/01/2022 13:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Get out the vote money.

State of California is sending out their own voter drive money in about a week. Up to approx $1000. They call it inflation relief checks. Perfect example of arsonist firefighter.

National average for gas in the US today is $3.80. In San Diego we have an average of $6.32 today. So we are paying $2.50 above national average right now. My 36 gallon tank will cost $90 more to fill than the rest of the country. I fill every 1.5 weeks or so. So that’s approximately 34 fills a year.

You do the math, 34 fills at $90 more per fill.

Thank you for my inflation check sir. May I have another?
Posted by: Andy Big Foot2668 || 10/01/2022 17:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Agree with #1. Bet we won't see a 12.5% increase in our Social Security checks.
Posted by: Tom || 10/01/2022 17:22 Comments || Top||

#5  ^-- Or payroll...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/01/2022 17:26 Comments || Top||

#6  re SSecurity

SNAP COLA is based on Food Prices and goes by the fiscal year

SSec COLA is based on all index number and based on the calendar year - last year was 5.9% next year probably be about 9% or so.
Posted by: lord garth || 10/01/2022 21:20 Comments || Top||



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