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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Van Full Of Illegal Immigrants Tries Wrong-Way Escape On California Highway, Gets 2 Killed
[Daily Caller] Two illegal immigrants were killed on a major highway early Sunday morning following a reckless attempt to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

A van packed with nine migrants burst through the port of entry at San Ysidro and sped north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Border Patrol agents say the van pulled to the shoulder about a mile up the highway, where the occupants tumbled out at began to flee. As two passengers ran across the southbound lanes of the highway, they were struck and killed by a Chevrolet Trailblazer going about 65 mph in the slow lane, according to officials.

Though Border Patrol agents did not initially pursue the van, they attempted to track down the migrants after receiving notification of the illegal crossing from port of entry officials, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. By the time agents arrived on the scene, the two individuals had already been killed attempting to cross the interstate.

Agents caught and arrested the seven others thought to have been riding in the van.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 08:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Two of nine no longer in the mix? A 22% reduction simply due to heavy traffic.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 8:46 Comments || Top||


Indian girl, 17, forced to give birth on street
A 17-year-old girl who was abandoned by her family after falling pregnant has given birth on a street in India, according to local media reports.

The girl gave birth on the side of the road in Chandil, a town in the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. She was said to have been less than 100 meters (330ft) from a health center.

A video published online purportedly shows the girl hunkered down with her baby in the street as cars and motorcycles pass by. The newborn, whose umbilical cord is still attached, is pictured crying as it lies wrapped in its mother’s dress.

Jagran.com, the website of India’s most widely read newspaper Dainik Jagran, reports that no doctors or nurses from the nearby medical center came to the girl’s aid despite locals alerting them to what was happening on their doorstep.

Local resident Om Prakash Sharma came across the girl on the street with her clothes drenched in blood, The Hindustan Times reports.

“She was in a miserable state. She was shivering and unable to lift and cuddle her infant. Heavy vehicles were crossing by but she didn’t have strength to move aside,” he said.

“Eventually, we put roadblocks around her and approached the CHC (Community Health Center) to take away the mother [and the] child.”

The girl finally got medical attention after locals transported her to the health center in a rickshaw. Locals later confronted doctors at the health center to demand to know why the woman had not been taken care of.

“Their response was irritating,” Sharma added.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean
[DAWN] Hurricane Maria strengthened on Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, a region already struggling to recover from mega-storm Irma.

The United States (US) National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Maria had intensified to a Category Two storm as it approached the French territory of Guadeloupe, the base for relief operations for several islands hit by Irma this month.

Guadeloupe was on "red alert" on Monday, with schools, businesses and government offices ordered to close, as was neighbouring Martinique, which is also part of La Belle France. Each has a population of around 400,000 people.

The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometres an hour according to the NHC, is expected to hit Guadeloupe at around midday local time.

It was expected to strengthen further into a Category Three "major hurricane", the NHC warned.

Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and the British island of Montserrat are also on alert.

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San Diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis outbreak from homeless poop.
[LATimes] Third World problems. Mr. Wife got amoebic dysentary in Mumbai that way. The poop dries up and blows everywhere, bringing its contaminants with it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They simply must learn to deal with it. They cannot all relocate to bloody Georgia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  No worries. After a few decades of endemic hepatitis, everyone will be dead or immune.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/19/2017 4:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Tijuana sewage doesn't help any.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/19/2017 8:11 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman
[CNN, yes CNN] US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.

Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is leading the investigation into Russia's involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications.

A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine's former ruling party, the sources told CNN.

Same story: Breitbart - Trump Vindicated....again: Report Says Obama Government Wiretapped Trump Campaign.

Related: The Hill - Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And now through Mueller and the crooked FBI, the gov't is on a quest for discovery. How else can their mischief be justified ?

Similar to the MI6 Christopher Steele Trump dossier, "the evidence is not conclusive."

Some topics are just better discussed on the 'back nine' at Andrews or Belvoir, particularly if your flagship hotel and campaign headquarters are little more than a stone's throw from the British consulate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Far far worse than Watergate.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/19/2017 7:12 Comments || Top||

#3  encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign

Help how? I still have no idea what exactly the Russians were supposed to have done....other than release Hillarys e-mail.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/19/2017 8:19 Comments || Top||

#4  We can't even get our own government to hand over the Clinton emails. With all the kak that's been tossed their way, what leverage could we possibly have to retrieve anything from the Russians? Their mission is confusion, obstruction, and western destabilization, not problem resolution. Wat could possibly be in it for the Russians ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 8:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Then FBI Director Comey lied to everyone.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 09/19/2017 8:29 Comments || Top||


On This Day (18 September) In 1793, George Washington Lays The Cornerstone Of The United States Capitol Building…
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:

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Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2017 0:23 Comments || Top||


Dallas Looking at Renaming 21 Schools
[DallasNews] Dallas ISD is researching the histories of Ben Franklin, Sam Houston, Thomas Jefferson and 17 other historical figures, looking into whether their connections with slavery or the Confederacy should prompt reconsideration of their names on DISD campuses.
Apparently, there are no Dallas schools named for George Washington.
"This was just a very quick review of looking at the biographies of the individuals," DISD chief of school leadership Stephanie Elizalde told trustees on Sept. 14. "And if there was any association with Confederacy ‐ not making a judgment for or against ‐ just if we saw Confederacy named in it, we then highlighted it. We are now in the process of doing a second [look]."
Ben Franklin's biography had the word "confederate" in it? I wonder what the context was? Confederation of States?
...that list, which includes Texas revolutionaries and founders such as Sam Houston, James Bowie and William Travis, U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and Dallas pioneers James Gaston and William Brown Miller. Elizalde acknowledged to trustees the difficulty in drawing a line on where to proceed.
Why not just name them all after people of color? Barry Obama, Winifred Mandela, Huey Newton, Malcolm X, and Bill Clinton?
Some of the schools' namesakes were involved with the Confederacy, but in lesser army ranks or non-combat roles. As examples, Elizalde mentioned John H. Reagan, the Confederacy's postmaster, and Nancy Cochran, who according to Elizalde's research, "encouraged her sons" to fight for the Confederacy.
How about using the names of the Buffalo Soldiers or the Tuskegee Airmen? Or would that remind the snowflakes of their less-than-privileged status at that time in history?
"I will not support a name change for Franklin since Benjamin Franklin clearly had many accomplishments that form the basis for why the school was named after him," Marshall wrote. "I don't believe this school was named after Franklin to send a signal of oppression and control."

None of the schools named after those with segregationist leanings made the list.
So the witch hunt is just beginning.
Foreman said several of her constituents had asked for William H. Atwell Law Academy to be included, since Atwell used his position as a federal district court judge in the late 1950's to stymie desegregation in Dallas schools.
Wait - judges can be bad, too? Or just judges from 50 years ago?
Also, Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston encouraged the reconsideration of W.T. White High School. That school was named after a long-time Dallas ISD superintendent who did not integrate the district after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 ruling Brown vs. Board of Education until forced by court order. Kingston said that White was honored with the naming while still in his role as the superintendent "because of his successful delay of desegregation."

Schools to be Renamed
1. Albert Sidney Johnston Elementary School
2. William L. Cabell Elementary School
3. Stonewall Jackson Elementary School
4. Robert E. Lee Elementary School

The schools listed below will require further research as their connection to the Confederacy varies.
1. Roger Q. Mills Elementary School
2. W. H. Gaston Middle School
3. Wilmer-Hutchins High School
4. James Bowie Elementary School
5. James S. Hogg Elementary School
6. John F. Peeler Elementary School
7. John H. Reagan Elementary School
8. Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School
Same guy, two schools.
9. James Madison High School
10.Benjamin Franklin Middle School
11.Thomas Jefferson High School
12.David G. Burnet Elementary School
13.Stephen C. Foster Elementary School
This Foster? Stephen Collins Foster, known as "the father of American music", was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna", "Hard Times Come Again No More", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer"
14.Nancy J. Cochran Elementary School
15.Sam Houston Elementary School
16.Sidney Lanier Elementary School
17.John Ireland Elementary School
18.Kleberg Elementary School
19.William B. Travis Elementary/Middle School
20.William Brown Miller Elementary School
Posted by: Bobby || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dallas School 1, Dallas School 2,...
Snark of the day, Gov't Educational Collective category.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2017 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  since Benjamin Franklin clearly had many accomplishments that form the basis for why the school was named after him,"

So I take it you won't be naming any schools after Barack Obama...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/19/2017 0:46 Comments || Top||

#3  So I take it you won't be naming any schools after Barack Obama...

Possibly not, but Soetorograd is undoubtedly a strong contender for the District.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 0:48 Comments || Top||

#4  "I will not support a name change for Franklin since Benjamin Franklin clearly had many accomplishments that form the basis for why the school was named after him," Marshall wrote. "I don't believe this school was named after Franklin to send a signal of oppression and control."
This school is in his district. Gotta keep the proles happy.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/19/2017 8:02 Comments || Top||


The iconic Rolling Stone magazine is up for sale amid financial struggles
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Did Dr. Hook ever get on the cover?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/19/2017 3:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Did Dr. Hook ever get on the cover?

Must one be a geezer to get that joke? Because I ain't laughing until I know for sure.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/19/2017 4:16 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 Did Dr. Hook ever get on the cover?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 2017-09-19 03:32


Sure did. Bought five copies for his mother.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/19/2017 4:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Hunter S. Thompson was not available for comment.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, curiously enough, was not available either.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/19/2017 8:17 Comments || Top||

#5  SteveS, the answer to your question is "YES".



I got it, as did my wife. 8^(
Posted by: AlanC || 09/19/2017 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  in case you don't get #1's reference:

Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/19/2017 9:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Good, and I hope no one buys it or buys it for pennies. It deserves to go into the dustbin of history.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/19/2017 9:14 Comments || Top||


Britain
Arms Dealer Supplied Dozens Of Guns To Birmingham Criminals
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Umair Khan
Nazim Hussain
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2017 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Linked as her may have supplied them to Jihadis as well.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/19/2017 6:50 Comments || Top||

#3  using “stealth” methods to import the ammunition into the UK.

AKA smuggling.

What's with this word salad euphemism?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/19/2017 8:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Chunnel warnings gone unheeded. But the revenues continue to pour in.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 8:33 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Iskander-M missile system test-launched rocket at maximum range
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under:


Economy
With $400. million in red ink, Toys R-Us could soon be history
[CBS] Toys R Us has hired a law firm to help restructure its roughly $400 million in debt due in 2018, a move that could include the marquee toy store filing for bankruptcy protection, sources familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

Addressing the retailer's debt load prior to the crucial holiday season could give its major vendors such as Mattel and Hasbro clarity into the company's long-term viability to help ensure the toymakers continue to stock its shelves throughout the holidays.

Toys R Us has hired restructuring lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis to help address the looming payments, the people said.

Hiring a law firm like Kirkland is not indicative of a bankruptcy filing, and many companies work with law firms to successfully refinance or restructure their debt without filing for protection.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Toys R Us was unpleasantly overpriced forty years ago, and it hasn't gotten any better - I've been in once in the last twenty years, to pick up a gift for my grandson which we ordered online for pickup.

And they screwed it up.

I can get the same stuff from Amazon 20% (or better) cheaper and not have to deal with deranged crowds and dead-souled employees.

Mike

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/19/2017 4:55 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Facing ‘Tremendous' Legal Bills, Michael Flynn Establishes Legal Defense Fund
[Daily Caller] A legal defense fund has been established for Michael Flynn to help the former national security adviser pay his legal bills amid multiple investigations related to the 2016 election.

Flynn’s brother and sister, Joe Flynn and Barbara Redgate, are operating the fund, which began accepting donations early Monday morning.

The fund, which has been in the works since July, is being established to help Flynn’s family cover the "tremendous" legal bills he’s racked up since coming under investigation for his business activities during the presidential campaign, the fund’s website states.

Flynn’s legal expenses are expected to reach well into six-figure territory.

"The various investigations arising out of the 2016 presidential election have placed a tremendous financial burden on our brother Mike and his family," Flynn’s siblings said in a statement issued through the retired lieutenant general’s attorney, Robert Kelner.
This posting should in no way be viewed as a solicitation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Balochistan court indicts MPA Achakzai in Quetta traffic warden's death case
[DAWN] A court on Monday indicted Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
MPA Majeed Khan Achakzai in the case of a police sergeant killed in a traffic accident in Quetta in June this year.

Sessions Judge Rashid Mehmood framed charges against the accused, to which Achakzai pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
. The case was heard amid tight security.

The Balochistan MPA allegedly ran over traffic sergeant Haji Attaullah on June 21. The police initially lodged a first information report (FIR) against unknown accused. Achakzai was enjugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
after a video of the accident went viral on social media.

The judge on Monday also ordered the witnesses in the case to appear before court in next hearing.

The accused was also produced before the same court in another murder case. However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
witnesses in the case could not appear before the court today. Subsequently, both cases were adjourned until September 27.

Posted by: Fred || 09/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan



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