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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Man 'armed with an assault rifle and wearing body armor takes three hostages inside the largest veteran's home in the US'
An armed man wearing a bullet proof vest has reportedly taken three people hostage inside a veteran's home in California after firing between 15 and 20 shots, law enforcement officials said.

Police and emergency crews were responding to a hostage situation in progress at Veterans' Home of California in Yountville, north of Napa, according to Bay Area media reports.

The 600-acre facility, which is home to 840 veterans, has been placed in lockdown since about 10:40am local time on the West Coast, the Department of Veterans Affairs told the Los Angeles Times.

Eyewitnesses say the man had an assault rifle and was wearing body armor.

The gunman, 36, is believed to be a member of The Pathway Home program for military veterans with emotional trauma, according to the Napa Valley Register.

He was said to have been discharged from the aid program two weeks ago.

The FBI sent a SWAT team inside to negotiate with the shooter, according to KTVU-TV.

Posted by: Skidmark & Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 03/09/2018 15:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

Disgraced "Cop" Scot Peterson Reported Hearing Shots Inside Parkland School Over Radio, Advised Other Cops to Stay Away
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/09/2018 12:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [410 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fucking coward. Never should have had a badge in the first place and should have stuck to shoveling horse shit.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/09/2018 12:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah, but he made it to retirement, so it's all good.
Posted by: ed in texas || 03/09/2018 13:30 Comments || Top||

#3  How 'bout a pay-per-view of Mark Fuhrman tasing this guy?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2018 13:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Well what a Plum Assignment he had.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/09/2018 17:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Really?

He sent out a call telling other LEO's to stay away because there was an active shooter?

Like I said, most police departments are a bunch of guys wearing cool uniforms with lots of macho looking gear. Their priority in every circumstance is not to protect the public but protect themselves.

Most SWAT teams are more interested in preventing causalities on their team than the hostage or the victims of a active shooter. They would gladly stand aside until the shooter runs out of ammo...see Columbine.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 03/09/2018 17:31 Comments || Top||

College student beat up boyfriend over breakup: cops
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2018 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Beat up by a girl AND went to a hospital for a bloody nose.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 5:11 Comments || Top||

#2  The female of the species, Skidmark.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2018 5:46 Comments || Top||

#3  But if he had retaliated he would be in jail.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 03/09/2018 7:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Watch a week of Springer, report back how many times a female strikes a male and how many times a male strikes a female, (and in today's made world how many time both strike a transgender). This is a 'man bites dog' story in as much as its actually reported given how common it really is. File under - Female Privilege
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 7:51 Comments || Top||

#5  ...er... today's mad world
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 7:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Wife was watching Cops, domestic disturbance, police had been there before, prior domestic conviction.

Police show, gal has cuts and bruises. Dude also has cuts and bruises. Thing is, dude looks like he could fold a motorcycle in half, was basically pleading for his life and if he were lying I was buying - gal was hitting him, he was just defending himself. I mentioned to wife, 'If that dude hit her, this wouldn't be a conversation.'
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/09/2018 12:27 Comments || Top||

#7  I read recently that statistically speaking, women physically abuse their male partners as often as men physically abuse their female partners. It’s just that men aren’t believed when they complain.

As for going to the hospital, as we see in jhadi attacks, everyone gets sent to the hospital to get checked over, just in case — then 90% of them are released with a couple of bandaids and an ibuprofen.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 14:55 Comments || Top||

#9  I remember talking to a police Lieutenant many years ago. He said his soon-to-be ex-wife used to hit him so hard she left bruises. He knew that if he hit her back, she would file a domestic abuse complaint, which would result in him losing his ability to have a firearm. Which would mean the end of his police career.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 03/09/2018 18:03 Comments || Top||

Nikolas Cruz indicted on 17 counts of murder
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They should put him on suicide watch, and make it pay per view because why should only the guards get to watch?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/09/2018 10:52 Comments || Top||

#2  What about the other 14 injured, aggravated assault?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 11:10 Comments || Top||

#3  I heard once that they like to separate different crimes so that if one trial fails they can still try to get them on the other crimes. Don't know if that's true or not but it might explain why the other crimes were not announced yet.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/09/2018 13:37 Comments || Top||

#4  FL has the death penalty. How many times do you need to execute a person?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 21:45 Comments || Top||

Shots fired at Alabama high school - one killed, two wounded as students hide under tables
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] At least three people were hurt at Huffman High School in the US city of Birmingham yesterday.

A 17-year-old girl died from the shooting.

Local news hound Beth Shelburne stated that the student had been accepted into college and wanted to study nursing.

In a Twitter post, she wrote: This 17-year-old young woman lost her life. She was 30 days away from turning 18, had been accepted to college and wanted to study nursing.

"Many unanswered questions about Huffman High shooting, but remember the victim. She should be alive. My heart breaks for her family."

In a statement, Birmingham City Schools said: "Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal today at Huffman High School.

"The school was placed on brief lockdown, and police were called to the scene.

"Students have been released and police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting."
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I lived in Birmingham for 10 years. It's majority minority (African-American). Lots of tribalism there.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 03/09/2018 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  1 person taken into custody after student shot dead at Alabama school
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 11:14 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Costco rolls out doomsday food survival kits for up to $6,000
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 15:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [365 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They never seem to think about how much drinkable water you would need in that year...
Posted by: magpie || 03/09/2018 17:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Or how many calories you would burn collecting fuel to heat the water. Assuming you weren't burning even more calories fighting off goblins...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2018 17:29 Comments || Top||

#3  They never seem to think about how much drinkable water
Costco also sells bottled water for those who think for themselves.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 03/09/2018 17:37 Comments || Top||

Milwaukee 'cluster' outbreak of HIV and syphilis, including babies and teens
[FOX] An outbreak of sexually transmitted disease is hitting the Milwaukee area, and an alarming percentage of the patients are teenagers.

According to The Journal Sentinel, at least 125 people -- including some high school students -- have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection “clusters” discovered in the city.

Less than 10 percent of the 125 people who tested positive are Milwaukee Public Schools students, but health care experts anticipate the number of cases could go up.

“This is an epidemic people are not talking about enough, and it leads to people taking unnecessary risks,” said Melissa Ugland, a public health consultant told the newspaper.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [431 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any other commonalities? like race, class, all left-handed..whatnot?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 12:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Do you feel empathy for these 125 individuals? HIV AND Syphilis. Its just Natural Selection at work.Male or Female? Does it matter ? They were just having fun. Nothing wrong with that.

There is a lot left out of this story. It seems someone is reporting with a few facts being withheld. I assume the infections can be traced, for instance. And the infection pattern and string of timeline can be determined. Earliest "teenager" infected ? Subsequent other "teenagers" involved. ..again I ask Male or Female ....percentages by sexual gender and the time line. And how does a baby get syphilis?

Were Batman and Robin involved? Any Sheep or other animals involved, PitBulls, German Shepards? Democrats or other Politicians? It probably has a rather selective clientele.

"people are not talking about enough"....really?
Posted by: Bugs Oppressor of the Algonquins7242 || 03/09/2018 15:59 Comments || Top||

#3  it leads to people taking unnecessary risks
This "epidemic" came FROM people taking unnecessary risks.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 03/09/2018 16:11 Comments || Top||

#4  This "epidemic" came FROM people taking unnecessary risks.

Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/09/2018 17:35 Comments || Top||

#5  other commonalities?

Posted by: Grugum Angavish2004 || 03/09/2018 19:33 Comments || Top||

#6  I assume the infections can be traced, for instance. And the infection pattern and string of timeline can be determined. Earliest "teenager" infected ?...

You are asking too much of our mentally challenged left wing media. They are used to being fed info from their political masters, not actually investigating things.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 03/09/2018 22:34 Comments || Top||

New Jersey Power Outage Strikes 792,308 People
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] ONE PERSON had died and nearly 792,308 have been left without power as a second nor’easter strikes the US in less than a week, it has been reported.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We're on the cusp of spring here, in north Texas. Flowering trees are flowering, dormant lawns are awakening, and the weeds have been sprouting for several weeks.

I wish the Northeast had some more global warming!
Posted by: Bobby || 03/09/2018 10:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, I guess we'll see if NJ can turn the lights back on before PR. Cheap shot, I know, but people are watching...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2018 10:42 Comments || Top||

#3  The power came back on 1 hour ago after a 44 hour outage.

We can handle it if we know that it's coming but it is a royal pain in the ass. Heating with the fire place, no water (thank goodness we filled the bathtubs) 20 years ago it was still an adventure, at almost 70 it sucks big time.

Posted by: AlanC || 03/09/2018 17:26 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Gang members KIDNAP cop during a 'routine' traffic stop and drive him a mile as other officers give chase in dramatic high-speed pursuit
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 15:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Courageous but foolish(?) action. Good thing it turned out as it did. "They was turning they lives around when he had to get rambunctious"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 18:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Those mooks should be on the coroners slab. Way past time to be planting these 'tards as policy.
Posted by: Woodrow Pholunter1340 || 03/09/2018 20:18 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
USS John S McCain Fatal Collision Blamed On 'Sudden Turn': Report
What is it about the name "John McCain" and sudden, disastrous turns?

Posted by: charger || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [393 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Would that be a turn for the worse?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  charger is already an early, but strong entry into the "Snark 'o the Day" award.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/09/2018 12:45 Comments || Top||

#3  To Port...my friends
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 12:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Well the USS McCain would be known for sudden and unexpected turns to port.
Posted by: OldSpook || 03/09/2018 20:14 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Egyptian court dismisses last corruption case against Mubarak-era steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz
[AlAhram] A Cairo criminal court has dismissed a corruption case against Mubarak-era steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz and the former head of the industrial development authority Amr Assal, removing their names from travel ban list, after the pair reached a financial settlement with the state.

The men had been charged with squandering EGP 660 million of public funds in the case, known in the Egyptian media as the "steel licences case."

Last month, Egypt's prosecutor-general Nabil Sadek announced Ezz will pay EGP 1.7 billion as part of a reconciliation deal with the Egyptian government.

Sadek, who heads the national committee tasked with recovering funds from abroad, said that the payment includes EGP 600 million of Ezz's funds which have already been recovered from abroad.

The case was the last ongoing criminal case against Ezz, according to legal sources.

Following the 2011 uprising, the steel tycoon was sentenced to prison after conviction of a number of different corruption charges, but most of the verdicts against him were later overturned.

He is the former chairman of Ezz Steel, the largest steelmaker in the Middle East and North Africa, which controls some 50 percent of Egypt's steel market.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Ahmed Ezz got off cheap. In 2011 Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud referred the steel magnate to the Cairo Criminal Court on charges of money laundering. The public prosecution accused Ezz of laundering 6.429 billion Egyptian pounds of illegally acquired funds. Ezz will now have to pay 1.7 billion, which should leave him with sufficient taxi fare to keep him happy. Ironically, despite having a reputation for honesty Meguid Mahmoud was hounded from office by Muslim Brother Mo. Morsy.
Posted by: Clurong Peacock9529 || 03/09/2018 7:50 Comments || Top||

After 'brazen and reckless' nerve agent attack on ex-spy, 21 people sought treatment
[Stars and Stripes] Russia is "obviously a clear candidate," but it is too soon to say who was behind the attack, Guthrie added.

"It's also possible there could be some troublemaker out there who wants to make it look like it was Russia," he said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/09/2018 08:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [371 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The only nerve agent attack reported this week anywhere on the globe takes place 6 kilometers from Porton Down (PD)? Yes, a "false flag" is a very real possibility.

Heard anyone in the media refer to PD yet? No, me neither.

Posted by: Besoeker || 03/09/2018 9:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Thought there was an incident at Ft. Myer?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 11:05 Comments || Top||

#3  I found a few articles, all roughly like this one:

They only reference PD as having identified the chemical agent.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/09/2018 11:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Yesterday, the Beeb was pushing the idea that only state actors had the necessary skillz and stuff to make such nasty chemicals. Never done it myself, but was under the impression it was college-level organic chem with the added caveat of not killing yourself during the synthesis.

Back around 1995, the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo religious cult managed to brew up enough sarin to kill or injure some 5,000 people, despite not being state-level actors.

Not saying it wasn't the Russians, but 20-some people as collateral damage sounds sloppy and unfocused.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/09/2018 12:20 Comments || Top||

#5  20-some people as collateral damage sounds sloppy and unfocused.

Or a water balloon aerosol attack.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 12:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Here it is:

11 people sickened after hazmat incident at Fort Myer in Arlington
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 12:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Porton Down: Britain's secret research facility
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 12:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Sorry, duplicate.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 12:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Or a water balloon aerosol attack.

Just the sort of thing you get when you hire out your hits to sketchy, low-rent subcontractors.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/09/2018 12:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Not saying it wasn't the Russians, but 20-some people as collateral damage sounds sloppy and unfocused.

Plus, they had him for 5 years in their jail - if they wanted him dead...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2018 12:50 Comments || Top||

Cops seal off Russian spy Sergei Skripal's wife's grave amid fears she was poisoned too
[Sun] Skripal, 66, and Yulia, 33, are critically ill in hospital, with counter-terror officers having taken charge of the inquiry.

They are investigating a theory that a Kremlin assassin may have been responsible. Yesterday it emerged that the ex-spy's wife and son have recently died in mysterious circumstances.

His wife Lyudmila died at the age of 59 in 2012, before his son Alexandr, last year, died at the age of 43.

While Lyudmila's death certificate reads that she died of cancer, neighbours claim she actually died in a car crash. There have been conflicting reports about how she died.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/09/2018 03:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [439 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Links to Christopher Steele?

Who would benefit most from cutting off any Russian links to the Russian dossier?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/09/2018 11:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Seems like anything bad would have showed up when the body was prepared for burial. But then, there's nothing quite like the British government overreacting too late. Monty Pythonesque.
Posted by: ed in texas || 03/09/2018 13:28 Comments || Top||

#3  It is a Russian message... to everybody who has dirt on Putin.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/09/2018 20:19 Comments || Top||

White House: US to maintain 'maximum pressure' on NK until Kim meeting
The Trump administration said Thursday night that it would maintain "maximum pressure" on North Korea to end its nuclear program ahead of President Trump's meeting with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

After a South Korean official said that Kim wanted to meet with Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Trump "will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined."

"We look forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain," she added.

South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong announced outside the White House on Thursday night that Trump had agreed to meet with Kim by May in an effort to get Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

"Kim Jong Un said that he’s committed to denuclearization. Kim pledged that North Korea would refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests," Chung said, adding that the North Korean leader has expressed "eagerness" to meet with Trump.

Members of the Trump administration have previously said they’d be willing to hold talks with North Korea, but that they would remain focused on getting Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program.

The U.S. imposed additional sanctions on North Korea late last month targeting the country’s fuel supply.

U.S. officials have approached the possibility of talks with caution, and expressed skepticism that Kim Jong Un is sincere about ending his nuclear program.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Agreed Framework V2.0?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 03/09/2018 1:04 Comments || Top||

#2  According to Q, President Trump and Fatboy have already met.

POTUS never crossed the line (ground).
Do not glorify us.
We work for you.
Promises made.
Promises kept.

Posted by: Titus Fleter8116 || 03/09/2018 8:24 Comments || Top||

#3  It wasn't Russian hackers who elected Trump, it was the Norks....
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/09/2018 12:39 Comments || Top||

"Significant Increase" in USDA Employees Viewing Porn on Govt. Computers During Work
[JudicialWatch] Another federal agency is embroiled in a large-scale pornography scandal and in this case, it took leadership five months to block hundreds of websites used by employees and contractors to watch porn on government computers during work hours. It involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a bloated agency notorious for wasteful spending and an eye-popping $140 billion budget. The agency’s mission is to provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition and related issues.

Back in September the USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) blasted the agency for misusing information technology networks to view pornographic content on government-issued computers and other communication devices. In a management alert memo the watchdog revealed a "significant increase" in the number of USDA employees and contractors viewing and sharing unlawful or otherwise inappropriate pornographic content using their government-issued computers and other communication devices. Some of the content includes child pornography, according to the USDA OIG memo. "This employee misconduct is preventable, and it unnecessarily exposes USDA and its systems to significant risk," the OIG memo states.

The USDA watchdog harps on the security risks of surfing these dicey websites on agency equipment but fails to mention the atrocity of public employees getting paid by taxpayers to enjoy porn. "Websites that disseminate pornographic material historically have proven themselves to be a network attack vector and, as such, present an ideal opportunity for those individuals who would seek to compromise a USDA employee or contractor for the purpose of extorting access to the Department’s network(s) and/or sensitive or classified information," the OIG writes. This begs the question; why did USDA management take so long to finally block access to the porn sites?
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Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As Puppy Blender points out: they're doing a lot less damage this way.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2018 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Pork bellies are up?
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 4:10 Comments || Top||

#3  It's spring breeding season.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 5:12 Comments || Top||

#4  G(r)om - as they say, "idle hands are the devil's playthings". If this keeps them busy, your point is well taken.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 8:03 Comments || Top||

#5  One has to assume that all workplace web visits are monitored. Only a complete idiot would use a work computer/network to look at dodgy stuff.
Posted by: Titus Fleter8116 || 03/09/2018 8:41 Comments || Top||

#6  At my company, we have a built in filter - it blocks all kinds of things. If you go to a "forbidden" web site, you get a warning, and you DON'T get to the web site. This technology has been around for a long time. Why the heck isn't it (or something similar) installed on all government computers?

Note: if you have a business need to get to a web site, you can enter a justification, and after review by security, you might be granted access.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 03/09/2018 9:09 Comments || Top||

#7  You'd think they could buy some Chinese made firewalls...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2018 10:12 Comments || Top||

#8  One has to assume that all workplace web visits are monitored.

I'm willing to bet SEIU has made sure their members are not prevented from doing union work on the taxpayer's dime. Management probably doesn't what to know what they are doing...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2018 10:14 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Army: No more kissing soldiers on St. Patrick's in Savannah
[AyeeeePeee] The Army wants to halt a favorite St. Patrick’s Day shenanigan in Savannah that for decades has left marching soldiers with lipstick-smeared cheeks.

Roughly 200 soldiers from nearby Fort Stewart are expected to march in the coastal Georgia city’s sprawling St. Patrick’s Day parade March 17. Traditionally, women wearing bright lipstick dart from the crowd to plant kisses on the faces of passing troops.

A Fort Stewart spokesman and the parade’s chief organizer said Thursday the Army wants the soldier smooching stopped.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said the marching soldiers "need to look professional" and "red lipstick is not part of the uniform."

Brian Counihan is chairman of the Savannah parade’s organizing committee. He says having spectators dash into the moving parade raises safety and security concerns.
Breaking: Not to be influenced by Army, the Air Force re-affirms its intentions to march through the S.F. Castro District. /sarc.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But the soldiers kissing each other is OK.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 5:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Every EO officer and enlisted needs to get with the program. Hundred pounds of ruck, full tactical gear, standard side arm load, to do 12 mile road march three times a year, under 4 hours. That is the only reason the Army exists - to close with and destroy the enemy. Keep it in focus. The enemy doesn't care if you are woke. They just want to kill you.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 8:00 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Mental Meltdown: Pelosi Suffers 16 Brain Freezes in 15 Minute Presser
[grabbie news] During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader’s train of thought seemed to ran out of gas ... 16 times.

The 77-year old California congresswoman repeatedly paused in the middle of her sentences while searching for her next words.

In all, Pelosi stumbled 16 times over just 15 minutes.

At times, Pelosi stared vacantly into the distance as she gathered her thoughts.

"This week we had ... March 5th ... marked the 6th month -- the end of the ... time frame," Pelosi stumbled, attempting to explain the expiration of President Trump's deadline on reforming Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals, or DACA and the urgency of resolving the issue.

Addressing a question on the fracturing within the Democratic Party, Pelosi began, "The most exhilarating ..." but then struggled to find her next word. Finally she settled on "thrill," and went on to say that the various competing fractions within her party make it exciting.

Discussing a Senate bill that would reform Dodd-Frank, Pelosi said, "You might say, How do we help communities banks, um, how do we help, um ..." and then completely forgot what she was trying to say.

Check out the montage above to see the reigning House Democrat in all of her forgetful glory.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Right on time. Now for that other bag of hammers...
Posted by: newc || 03/09/2018 1:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Bag of bronzed cow flops? Bag of door knobs?
Bag of polished turds?
Posted by: Sloluting and Tenille8977 || 03/09/2018 4:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow. She needs help. Medical help. Cusack's mother in 'Grosse Pointe Blank' was more lucid.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/09/2018 7:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Nah, her staff is desperate. This is a "Weekend at Bernie's" time for them. All their power goes 'poof' with her departure.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 7:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Neuropathy as a cure? Who knew?

*Peripheral indicators, watch the hand gestures and head nodding. Just say'n.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/09/2018 8:30 Comments || Top||

#6  SSSshhhh. She's fine. No need to replace her with someone competent.
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Isn't that an improvement for her?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/09/2018 10:56 Comments || Top||

#8  She is hoping that the dims win the house back.
1. She will be declared majority leader.
2. The dims will impeach Trump.
3. She will be wheeled out of the chamber.
4. She has enough money to have 24hour care at home until she dies.
5. She will never be able to confess all her sins because she will not remember.
Posted by: Glomoque Grusong4865 || 03/09/2018 11:35 Comments || Top||

#9  I have to ask myself... Am I a bad person for taking joy in this and looking forward to her keeling over dead?

No... No I'm not.

Posted by: DarthVader || 03/09/2018 15:02 Comments || Top||

#10  Her and McCain need to vacate their office for being brain dead.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 03/09/2018 17:12 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Gertz: Russian Spy Ship Off Georgia Coast
[FreeBeacon] A Russian spy ship is currently conducting surveillance operations in waters near a U.S. ballistic missile submarine base in Georgia, according to Navy officials.

"We are tracking the Viktor Leonov's presence off the East Coast, much like we are aware of all vessels approaching the United States," said Navy Cmdr. Bill Speaks, a Navy spokesman.

"We respect the right and freedoms of all nations to operate in international waters in accordance with international law," he added.

A military official said the Leonov, a ship known for conducting annual forays near sensitive U.S. military facilities off the East Coast, is currently operating off the Georgia coast near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, home to U.S. nuclear missile submarines.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'll be monitoring for any more 'sonic' damage.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 11:06 Comments || Top||

#2  "This time around ve will get the secret recipe for hominy and grits, eyb tvoyu mat'!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2018 17:03 Comments || Top||

Amici curiae call hiding true religion a crime, fraud against state
[DAWN] The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved judgement on a petition filed against the alteration in the declaration of the finality of prophethood. IHC Justice Siddiqui will announce the verdict on Friday.

The court has been hearing the petition on a day-to-day basis since Feb 20. Petitioner Maulana Allah Wasaya contended before the court that the act relating to the declaration was against articles 8 and 227 of the Constitution.

The petitioner is also seeking the court’s declaration against those non-Moslems, especially Ahmadis, who have concealed their religious identity to get jobs in the government sector.

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Arshad Mehmood Kayani
... four star general, Chief of Army Staff of the Mighty Pak Army. Kayani was the former Director General of ISI...
submitted the census data of 1981, 1998 and the tentative data of the 2017 census. He submitted the travel history of almost 6,000 people who obtained fresh passports after changing their religion from Moslem to Ahmadi.

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Family accused of poisoning girl for contracting free-will marriage
[DAWN] A 20-year-old woman in Muzaffargarh's Kot Addu city was allegedly poisoned on Thursday by her relatives, who were unhappy with her for contracting a free-will marriage earlier this year.

Deen Panah Station House Officer Chaudhry Azhar said that the victim, Sobia, had married Alamsher in January this year. The couple had been living in the same city. A few weeks after her marriage, Sobia's family took the matter to a panchayat, which ordered the victim to return to her family home.

Talking to DawnNewsTV, Alamsher claimed that the family had promised that they would hold a rukhsati ceremony soon after the girl was returned.

On Wednesday night, however, police received a call from Alamsher, who claimed that the woman's uncles ‐ Ghulam Yasin, Sidiq, Essa, Moosa, and an unidentified man ‐ had tortured his wife and later murdered her by forcing her to drink paraphenylenediamine, commonly known as kala pathar ('black rock').

When the police arrived at Sobia's family home, they found her body on a charpoy.

A first information report was registered against the victim's family with the state as the complainant. However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
Alamsher is insistent that a case should be lodged with him as the complainant.

According to the police, the victim's body bore torture marks. Officials expressed suspicions that she was poisoned, but have not ruled out the possibility of suicide.

The body was sent to the Kot Addu Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for a post-mortem examination. A report is awaited.

Deaths from paraphenylenediamine poisoning, which is widely used in hair dyes, have been on the rise, especially in rural areas where the chemical is inexpensive and easily accessible.

According to Dr Aamir Bokhari, director of the Accident and Emergency ward at Bahawal Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur, cases of paraphenylenediamine poisoning were reported in the ward almost daily, with many of the patients succumbing to the poison.

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#1  She tried to steel money from her family. In South Africa the bride price is twelve cows or the monitory equlivant.
Posted by: Glomoque Grusong4865 || 03/09/2018 11:40 Comments || Top||

Mashal Khan lynching: absconding suspect Arif Khan arrested after 10 months
[DAWN] Arif Khan, a primary suspect who had been absconding in the Mashal Khan murder case, was locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
from Mardan on Thursday after nearly 10 months, police said.

In a video that surfaced after the Mardan university student was lynched in April 2017, Arif was seen warning a crowd to keep the name of the person who shot Mashal secret. He had also declared that Mashal deserved to be killed over allegations of blasphemy that a joint investigation team later found to be false.

"Whoever takes his [the shooter's] name will commit blasphemy. If you want to file an FIR, my name is Arif," he was heard saying in the video.

Arif, a Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) tehsil councillor, was arrested by a special operations team of police from Mardan's Ring Road Chamkar area, District Police Officer (DPO) Mian Saeed told DawnNewsTV. Sources said Arif had escaped to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
and was arrested once he returned home only recently.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
used the opportunity to praise the "professional and depoliticised" Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police for arresting the suspect, who he acknowledged was a PTI councillor.

"I want to commend the KP police for succeeding in arresting the main accused in the Mashal Khan murder case, Arif Rangi, a PTI councillor," he wrote on Twitter, claiming that the arrest shows his ruling PTI does not politically influence the provincial law enforcement.

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Prime suspect in Asma Rani murder case arrested by Interpol in Sharjah
[DAWN] The prime suspect in Asma Rani murder case, a third-year medical student who was rubbed out in Kohat in January, has been tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by Interpol in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), DawnNewsTV reported on Thursday.

Inspector General Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police Salahuddin Mehsud confirmed the development, however, he said it will take some time to extradite the suspect to Pakistain.

Mujahidullah Afridi had, along with his brother Sadiqullah, allegedly shot up Asma as she had turned down his marriage proposal. The prime suspect reportedly fled to Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
from Benazir Bhutto
... 11th Prime Minister of Pakistain in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, founder of the Pakistain People's Party, who was murdered at the instigation of General Ayub Khan. She was murdered in her turn by person or persons unknown while campaigning in late 2007. Suspects include, to note just a few, Baitullah Mehsud, General Pervez Musharraf, the ISI, al-Qaeda in Pakistain, and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, who shows remarkably little curiosity about who done her in...
Airport Islamabad on an Umrah visa right after the murder.

KP police had approached the Federal Investigation Agency for the issuance of red warrants against the accused, after which Interpol had placed Afridi on the list of wanted persons.

The victim had received three bullets and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Kohat, where she had identified Mujahid as the assailant before succumbing to her injuries.

The victim's family had informed the police that the suspect is the relative of a local leader of a political party.

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Iraq to turn Saddam’s palaces into rehab: newspaper
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi government has approved a scheme to turn the palaces of late president Saddam Hussein into a hospital, a state-owned newspaper reported Wednesday.

Al-Sabaah newspaper said the government has agreed to turn the presidential palaces complex in Baghdad’s Adhamiya into an addiction rehab.

A government committee is currently taking stock of other palaces belonging to the former leader in Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin before referring the results to the cabinet to act upon them, Ahmed al-Rubaye, head of the state properties department, told the paper.

The government has recently ordered the seizure of assets that belonged to Saddam Hussein and more than 4,200 officials from his government and ruling party.

Saddam was sentenced to death and executed in 2006, three years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq which cited his possession of mass destruction weapons.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Science & Technology
Japanese scientists develop genetically modified 'Frankenstein' pigs with organs that can be transplanted into HUMANS
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [384 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Call Larry Niven for comment.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2018 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I AM all for it.
Posted by: newc || 03/09/2018 0:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Just don't clone humans
Posted by: newc || 03/09/2018 0:55 Comments || Top||

#4  They've been working on those pigs for the past twenty years. They're not making human piggies, they're jiggling the chromosomes (or whatever) that cause rejection.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 4:12 Comments || Top||

#5  So we can grow our own BACON?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 5:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Im generally very pro-medical research.
The problem with this particular one is pig viruses crossing species..
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/09/2018 7:45 Comments || Top||

#7  If I were given a pig organ in a medical procedure, would I feel gilt ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/09/2018 7:51 Comments || Top||

#8  That's not kosher.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 7:56 Comments || Top||

#9  "Squeal for me. SQUEAL!"

Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 10:22 Comments || Top||

#10  So the organs can't be used for muslims? RACIST!!!!!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/09/2018 10:58 Comments || Top||

#11  "Doc Frankenstein, can I be frank?
That wiener you used for my crank?"
The monster demurely
Inquired, "Surely, Shirley,
You've heard what occurs when I wank?"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/09/2018 11:04 Comments || Top||

#12  That's not kosher.

P2k, a Jew is allowed to eat pork if the alternative is starving. So ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2018 12:15 Comments || Top||

#13  g(r)om - maybe he should have said it's not halal.

Anybody know if a Muslim is allowed to eat pork rather than starve?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 03/09/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

#14  Anybody know if a Muslim is allowed to eat pork rather than starve?

Yeah, but you have to blame it on the Jews.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/09/2018 12:52 Comments || Top||

#15  they already use pig valves in heart valve transplants
Posted by: 746 || 03/09/2018 14:08 Comments || Top||

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Thu 2018-03-08
  Accomplice of Paris attacks mastermind held in Poland
Wed 2018-03-07
  Kirkuk Klean up: 33 turbans permanently unwound
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