So far he is inside the LAPD's OODA loop. So far. I would imagine that LAPD is asking for and/or getting outside help in getting inside Dorner's OODA Loop.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
Yp, they'd rather shoot him than clean house.
Or probably shoot him and NOT clean house, the LAPD badly needs a roto-rooter through it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
Video of him possibly purchasing scuba gear in Torrance has now turned up. I'd be looking a bit further south. Interesting, his sympathizers and Charles Manson-like cult following. Local law enforcement now referring to his murderous acts as "domestic terror". If he's picked up by the Mexican police, $1m won't begin to cover the damages.
They've been cleaning house; he thought he'd make up some BS to ride the gravy train of being a "whistle blower". He's a lying, cowardly sack of shit who got caught lying, got punished for it, and has been so coddled by "affirmative action" he thinks its a horrid injustice.
Frankly, I'm disgusted at the number of people who haven't looked beyond his BS and bought into the legend he created in his own mind.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
It is interesting that Dorner is out in the wind this long. There is a lot of heat on him. The climate of L.A. seems to be that there is little trust of the police. I have seen blogs/comments that would indicate that some are not very sympathetic to the cops or authority (The Rodney King and OJ responses). I wonder, if Dorner is getting help from some of these people?
Looks like he was not as smart and wiley as we thought. He seemed to have hung around Big Bear and now is in his last stand, maybe.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
What has often happened in the past in cases like this is the cops will fire "tear gas" into the cabin and the next thing you know the cabin will be engulfed in flames. Ooops, they'll say, the tear gas canister must have accidentally ignited a curtain. A prominent example that comes to mind is the Symbianese Liberation Army. But there have been others. Well, there was the Branch Davidian compound in Waco too. Hope the owners of the cabin have insurance.
Who gets the $1.2 million reward, Both guys or the one who made the call? Dorner broke into an cabin off Route 38, on the mountain resort area where days ago his truck was found burning. Two people were held there until Tuesday morning, when Dorner left in a white pickup believed to belong to the occupants, who he left bound inside. One managed to escape and call authorities around 12:50 p.m. local time.
Posted by: Barbara ||
It occurred to me earlier that this is essentially a domestic disturbance between the LAPD and Dorner, and like a big domestic dust-up, will end with some gun play, a little property damage, a death or two, and the house on fire.
The Great Falls Police Department reports that it has not yet been called to investigate who hacked into a local TV station's emergency alert system and reported "dead bodies rising," which caused quite a few confused phone calls Monday afternoon.
The emergency alert was issued during the afternoon programming on KRTV. On the station's website and Facebook page, KRTV says the hacking came from an outside source and station officials are trying to find out how this happened.
The alert featured a scrolling warning for various Montana counties and a voice-over said there were "dead bodies rising from the grave and attacking the living" and urged people to use caution. It went on to say, "Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous."
Lt. Shane Sorensen with the GFPD said the police department received phone calls from people who were concerned after they saw the message.
"We had four calls checking to see if it was true. And then I thought, 'Wait. What if?'" Sorensen said with a laugh. "We can report in the city, there have been no sightings of dead bodies rising from the ground."
[NEWS24] A staunch Zanu-PF loyalist and war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda has urged Zimbabweans not to vote for the Movement for Democratic Change in the upcoming elections, saying the party (MDC) represented "American interests and Americans are Satanists", according News Day.
Addressing a campaign rally at a growth point in Mhondoro, Sibanda who is known for intimidation crusades across the country, likened Zanu-PF to the biblical "first fish" from where Jesus' disciples fished a coin when they ran out of cash.
"Zanu-PF is your first party. [President Robert] Mugabe is your first leader. Jesus said the first fish, not second, third or fourth. President Mugabe is your salvation. He represents the people's interests, while [Morgan] Tsvangirai ...and all the other parties are puppets of the West," said Sibanda.
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Jabulani Sibanda, in his capacity as the chairman of the war veterans association, indicated that the former guerillas would go back into the bush if Mugabe lost the 2008 presidential election to Simba Makoni.[4
Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of the Chechen Republic, has ordered a crackdown on sorcery, psychic and faith healing, calling those who participate in such practices "charlatans." During a meeting in Grozny with municipal leaders, Kadyrov claimed that false healers and wizards are "banned by Islam," and will not bring Chechen citizens any relief from sickness or suffering.
Kadyrov warned those who engage in sorcery, faith healing, and psychic practices that they will feel the force of Chechnya's security services. Chenchya's citizens who seek the services of these practitioners might also face detention and arrest by security forces.
The citizens of the republic hold a variety of folk beliefs. Many believe that evil djinn have been attracted to the region because of the deaths and destruction from prior wars in Chechnya.
The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.
"Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network," the Post's Suzi Parker writes today in a post on the She The People blog, titled "Sarah Palin's plan to reach 'millions of devoutly religious people' through al-Jazeera."
Parker calls this "a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet."
But Parker's report is a cautionary tale about what can happen when writers cite satirical websites, such as The Daily Currant.
On Feb. 4, the Daily Currant published a satirical piece stating that Palin was "bouncing back by joining the fledgling Al Jazeera America news network as a host and commentator." Parker cites this piece and uses quotes that the Currant attributes to Palin, including:
"As you all know, I'm not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general," Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. "But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don't watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don't have a liberal bias."
Al Jazeera spokesman Stan Collender confirmed to POLITICO that Sarah Palin is not joining the global news network, which -- as Parker notes -- was recently called "an anti-American terror mouthpiece" on Fox News, where Palin was a contributor. (I've written at length about American opposition to Al Jazeera.)
Others such as healthcare and housing allowances cannot be offered without a change in federal law, he said.
BS Leon. There's already court law when the Pentagon argued 'women' weren't allowed the same pay and benefits based upon 'law'. At the time it was about housing allowance, but the legal principle was established in court that they were. Can't wait till they apply for base/post housing, are refused, and the courts say otherwise. You threw away the defense that Congress makes the laws when you opened the door by your political action.
Wait until installation housing offices are besieged by requests for "exceptional family member" quarters, and military hospitals are full of military members and "dependents" suffering from with HIV.
JohnQC, the Esquire story was false - and aimed at promoting a political push for Obamacare.
The SEAL in question did not serve a full 20 years, nor was he medically retired, so he is not eligible for a pension any more than others who served and left early would be.
He, like all veterans who've served in combat, is eligible for 5 years of health care through the Veterans Administration. Apparently he was unaware of this (surprising, since it's part of outbriefings) or did not apply.
The reporter intentionally chose to describe that as denial of benefits, and refuses to change the story even when the details were confirmed, making clear the political bias and agenda.
Used to be a tradition that one of the chemical branch officers graduating from Command and General Staff College* would replace the one sent to Johnston Island the previous year. Wonder if that 'Lucky Pierre' opportunity is still operating?
* cause you use to be obligated for two years active duty for attending the school and couldn't get out of it by putting your papers in. On the other hand, you could pick up a follow on assignment to Hawaii.
[Dawn] The residents of Mohmand tribal region have said that they will allow female members of their families to cast votes in the upcoming general elections if separate polling stations are set up for them.
The rustics would allow their women to cast votes if government ensured their security and established separate polling stations for them, Said Rehman, a resident of the region, told Dawn.
However, there's more than one way to skin a cat... in the prevailing situation it was not safe for the women to visit polling stations, he added.
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[Dawn] At least three people were maimed in Lahore in a firing incident during the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaaf's (PTI) intra-party elections held on Monday whereas police tossed in the slammer I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! eight suspects accused if disrupting law and order, DawnNews reported. The incident occurred when an argument erupted between two contending groups of the PTI, both of whom accused each other of rigging the intra-party polls.
[Dawn] The Supreme Court has ordered Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri to submit required documents pertaining to his dual nationality and regarding his claims of being a stakeholder in Pakistan's democratic system.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justices Gulzar Ahmed and Sheikh Azmat Saeed, was hearing on Monday Qadri's petition for the reconstitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The petition calls for the reconstitution of the commission on the basis that the ECP's chief and four members were not appointed according to the provisions of the constitution.
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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.