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-Lurid Crime Tales-
What it's like seeing your carjacker shoot himself in the leg with a shotgun while going 140 km/h
[CBC.CA] Then the man wanted to take over driving. They argued about it, but he had a shotgun so he got the wheel.

"I know he wasn't much of a driver ... I don't know if he's ever driven before because he was all over the road, but he's also doing 145, 150 kilometres per hour."

And then clunk. And boom.

"The shotgun went off in the cab," Gary said. "Well, it was deafening, for one thing, and I could see all the pellets and sparks coming out the barrel and everything else. And then he started saying, still driving that fast, 'Oh, oh, this isn't good, this isn't good.'"

They wrestled for the wheel and the gearshift, the carjacker trying to cram it into park. Gary got it into neutral and they coasted to the side of the highway. By now, the man was starting to lose consciousness, muttering, the shotgun loose on the floor.

The truck rolled to a stop. They were just outside Borden, about 50 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

Gary said he jumped out of the truck, raced around to the driver's side and popped open the door.

"I looked down on the floor and I could see blood everywhere, and the gun was still laying there," he said.

He grabbed the shotgun, went around to the back of the truck and tossed it into the darkness. Then he went back to the driver's side and took a good look at the man slumped behind the wheel.

"So I grabbed him ‐ I wasn't rough with him ‐ drug him out to the back of the truck and laid him on the ground very nicely."

Gary said he retrieved one of the man's shoes and a spare hoodie from the truck and laid both on the road near him. Then he retrieved his cellphone from the man's pocket, drove across the divided highway and parked.

He put on his flashers and called the police.

RCMP have charged 31-year-old Marty Chamakese with eight firearm-related offences, including kidnapping with a firearm, extortion with a firearm, pointing a firearm and possession for a dangerous purpose.

Chamakese is at Royal University Hospital, recovering from injury under the watch of guards. He has been charged but has not yet appeared in court.

He declined a request from CBC News for an interview.

Posted by: Fred || 11/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Optional ending:"Gary said he retrieved one of the man's shoes and a spare hoodie from the truck and laid both on the road near him. Then he retrieved his cellphone from the man's pocket, and drove away across the divided highway and parked.

Posted by: USN, Ret. || 11/21/2018 9:35 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Thrise Shomble3667 || 11/21/2018 12:26 Comments || Top||

#3  "laid him on the ground very nicely. Retrieved one of the man's shoes and a spare hoodie from the truck and laid both on the road near him. Then he retrieved his cellphone from the man's pocket, drove across the divided highway and parked. He put on his flashers and called the police."

How utterly Canadian.
Posted by: Boss Spoper5850 || 11/21/2018 14:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Gary was a lot nicer than I would have been. He might have left a note referencing the Clinton family and/or Arkancide. Failing that he could have made reference to First Nations, Allan's Snackbar, or the Lieberal Party of Canuckistan.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 11/21/2018 18:33 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Your Weekly East Boston MS-13 Gang Update
[Universal Hub ] - A federal judge has sentenced a leader and a member of the MS-13 Eastside Loco Salvatrucha sub-gang to prison sentences in recent days, in part for their roles of encouraging the murder of a 15-year-old in East Boston in 2015.

Edwin "Playa" Guzman, 32, a leader of the sub-gang, or "clique" (left in photo), will spend 16 years in federal prison on a RICO charge, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Erick "Lobo" Argueta Larios, 33, received a 15-year sentence, the US Attorney's office reports.

Both participated in a "beat in," a 13-second beating of an MS-13 member to welcome him to full gang membership, of Julio "Animal" Martinez, after Martinez fatally stabbed Irvin de Paz on Trenton Street in East Boston on Sept. 20, 2015. Martinez got 40 years for the murder. MS-13 members move up in the ranks by murdering members of rival gangs; Martinez believed the teen to be a member of the rival 18th Street Gang.

Rest at the link.
Posted by: Raj || 11/21/2018 10:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

Africa North
Moroccan in UAE kills boyfriend, serves remains in meat dish to workers
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates are accusing a Moroccan woman of killing her boyfriend, then butchering and cooking his body and serving his remains to Pak workers in a traditional rice and meat dish known as machboos.

The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi says prosecutors in Al Ain emirate say the woman was jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
on suspicion of killing her boyfriend of seven years after he told her of his plans to marry another from their country.

The newspaper on Tuesday reported that the man was killed three months ago, but that the crime only came to light in recent days after the man’s brother went looking for him.

According to the newspaper report, reports on the missing man surfaced on Moroccan media on November 13 quoting his brother, who said police found a human tooth inside the woman’s blender.

After DNA tests confirmed the tooth belonged to the man, the woman was arrested.

Police say the woman will face trial after a full investigation is complete.

Posted by: Fred || 11/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And to think people gave crap to Obama for eating dog meat...
Posted by: Raj || 11/21/2018 1:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Mmm Mmmm Mmmm. Long pig...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/21/2018 1:28 Comments || Top||

#3  The chicken is generally thought to be safe. I'd go with the chicken.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/21/2018 5:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Never eat chicken in a third-world country, B.

It ain't the Perdue® 'safe for your insides' kind.

Speaking from experience.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/21/2018 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  "What's for dinner?"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/21/2018 8:42 Comments || Top||

#6  I dunno about that chicken warning.

I've stolen a lot of chickens in various parts of the world, "foraging" for supplies on long missions.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 11/21/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||

#7  I think Frank G's got Snark O' The Day wrapped up early!
Posted by: Raj || 11/21/2018 12:28 Comments || Top||

#8  I've stolen a lot of chickens in various parts of the world

Fresh caught, fresh cooked with clean hands, one assumes. Very different from the restaurant chicken, whose carcass sat for a number of days in the heat and flies before being cooked by someone who may have washed hands before approaching the task, and if so used the local water. Mr. Wife discovered the hard way that going vegetarian, and only thoroughly cooked vegetables, bread, and beer at that, was the only way he could avoid alternating food poisoning and dysentery.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/21/2018 16:10 Comments || Top||

#9  um, chickens in the 3rd world are the best
Posted by: Harry Ghibelline3747 || 11/21/2018 17:12 Comments || Top||

Britain slams Germany, France for proposing EU army
[PRESSTV] UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has lashed out at leaders of La Belle France and Germany for their proposal for creating a European army that could rival the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
military alliance.

"It is an absolutely crazy idea. NATO has delivered European security for the last 70 years and we should feel very proud of it," said Williamson on Tuesday, adding, "Should we undermine that by forming a separate military force? Absolutely not."

The comments come weeks after French President said that the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
needed its own army to counter threats posed by Russia, China and even the US, which leads NATO.

Macron’s idea has been supported by Germany, EU’s dominant economic power, and the two countries have repeatedly expressed concerns that a United States under the presidency of people like Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
should no longer be regarded as reliable partner.

Posted by: Fred || 11/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Macron’s idea has been supported by Germany, EU’s dominant economic power, and the two countries have repeatedly expressed concerns that a United States under the presidency of people like Donald Trump should no longer be regarded as reliable partner.

Well, Europe (with the qualified exception of the UK) hasn't been a reliable partner for about a quarter century now, so it works out.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/21/2018 4:52 Comments || Top||

British Bremainiac Lying.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/21/2018 5:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Mr Bonaparte meet Mr Hitler. Mr Hitler meet Mr Bonaparte. Please gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Brussels roundtable. You all have something in common. Domination of Europe.

HEAVEN is where: The police are British The chefs Italian The mechanics are German The lovers are French and it's all organized by the Swiss HELL is where: The police are German The chefs are British The mechanics are French The lovers are Swiss and it's all organized by the Italians!!

Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/21/2018 6:43 Comments || Top||

#4  "Separate military force" ?
At that point, there's not even a bad excuse to maintain NATO. Hasta manyana.
In other news, the Germans probably have the Brandenburg and Nord regimental colors tucked away somewhere, so the staffing can begin.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/21/2018 7:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Considering that Germany can't even keep an air wing flying and their tank brigades functional... I ain't too worried about a proposed EU army. It would basically be twenty generals and lawyers filing complaints against the US.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/21/2018 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  i say great idea, diband NATO, let the pay for their own shit and they have too take the new UN headquaters too.
Posted by: chris || 11/21/2018 11:23 Comments || Top||

#7  The armed part of the EUSSR would be to suppress any citizenship requests by the kulaks.

One nations personnel used to coerce another nation's for the stability of the post-democratic EUSSR's sinecurists.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/21/2018 11:33 Comments || Top||

#8  The French just seem to want to relive the Carolingian Empire, don't they?
Posted by: magpie || 11/21/2018 11:58 Comments || Top||

#9  #5 Considering that Germany can't even keep an air wing flying and their tank brigades functional... I ain't too worried about a proposed EU army.

They just need some new taxes and a few more rules to make it work!
Posted by: Bobby || 11/21/2018 15:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Solar and Wind energy engines
Posted by: Frank G || 11/21/2018 20:15 Comments || Top||

#11  Poor Hermann: "Mein Waffen von't werk!"
"Na und?" It's the Turk, with a smirk.
"Ask the Arab." Surprise!
"Ja, ich hab kein supplies!"
"Thanks, illiterate immigrant clerk."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/21/2018 23:54 Comments || Top||

Great White North
Too Many 12-oz Curls for Canadian Curling Team
[Breitbart] A Canadian curling team was kicked out of a tournament last weekend for drunken and "unacceptable behavior," according to reports.

The Canadian team reportedly broke curling brooms and damaged the locker room, as well, according to CNN.

The team, including the 2014 Olympic Gold Medal winner Ryan Fry, were forced to forfeit their final game at the Red Deer Curling Classic in Alberta on Sunday.

"They went out to curl, and they were extremely drunk and breaking brooms and swearing and just unacceptable behavior that nobody wants to watch or hear or listen to, and it was just ’enough was enough," said Facility manager Wade Thurber told CBC Sports.

Fry soon took to Twitter to issue an apology for his behavior.

"I want to express how sorry I am to everyone affected by my actions on Saturday," Fry tweeted on Monday. "I never meant to offend anyone, but that’s the result of a poor decision ‐ I have to live with the consequences and will be taking every step needed to guarantee this never happens again."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/21/2018 05:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I suspect National Football League behaviors would deeply offend facility manager Thurber's sensibilities.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/21/2018 5:41 Comments || Top||

#2  That is a game that had to be invented by bored drinkers.
Posted by: Snavimble Bucket1794 || 11/21/2018 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  The notable thing about this story is that the drunken miscreants apologized - an actual apology apology. Not one of those modern "I'm sorry you were offended" or "I'm a victim of my impulses" things.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/21/2018 19:36 Comments || Top||

Twitter CEO trolled for 'smash Brahminical patriarchy' placard
[Al Jazeera] Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him with a placard saying "smash Brahminical patriarchy" went viral in one of the company's fastest-growing markets.

The reference to Brahmins, the traditional priestly class who sit atop the rigid caste hierarchy, outraged some Hindus when the photograph was posted online on Sunday evening.

A journalist, who was part of a group of women journalists, activists, writers whom Dorsey met during a visit to India last week, posted the picture on Twitter.

Posted by: Fred || 11/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Twitter. When you absolutely must broadcast the stupidest things that cross your mind. Ask Jonah Goldberg...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/21/2018 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Poor Jonah. He couldn't change a flat tire.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/21/2018 4:44 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
SpaceX’s Elon Musk renames his big rocket ‘Starship’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has announced he is changing the name of his monster rocket BFR, aimed at carrying people to the Moon and possibly one day to Mars, to "Starship."

BFR has long been the unofficial name of the rocket, which is still under development.

The letters were initially presumed to stand for "Big Fucking Rocket," before company executives began formally referring to it as "Big Falcon Rocket."

"Renaming BFR to Starship," Musk wrote on Twitter late Monday.

In September, when Musk revealed that a Japanese billionaire would be among SpaceX’s first tourists to circle the Moon by 2023 at the earliest, he said the trip would be launched aboard the BFR.

The 387-foot (118-meter) tall rocket will consist of a first stage with engines and fuel systems, which Musk said Monday would be called the "Super Heavy."

The second stage "Starship" is the part with the spacecraft where the passengers will ride.

Musk has estimated the rocket system will cost $5 billion to build.

The spacecraft’s shape is reminiscent of the space shuttle, the bus-like US spaceships that carried astronauts to space 135 times from 1981 to 2011.

Musk has said he wants the Starship vessel to be able to hold around 100 people, and that the launch system could one day be used to colonize the Moon and Mars in order to make humans a "multi-planetary" species.

SpaceX currently operates two rockets: the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy.
Posted by: Fred || 11/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Getting more cultic by the day. Er, the perfesser banned me for saying that a few years back...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/21/2018 1:30 Comments || Top||

#2  At least he didn't call it 'The UFO Two'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/21/2018 8:45 Comments || Top||

#3  :Meh: The Germans didn't think it was appropriate to name submarines and only gave them such catchy names as "Unterseeboat-109". No doubt they thought the American habit of actually naming things as silly, too.
Posted by: magpie || 11/21/2018 12:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Jefferson Biplane...
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/21/2018 14:36 Comments || Top||

#5  When we get to Mars, the city will be built on rock and roll, because nothing's gonna stop us now.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/21/2018 14:37 Comments || Top||

#6  I liked BFR. Likely what it was called in the first meetings: "I want you to build me a rocket to Mars, a Big Fucking Rocket."

That's about as American a name as you can get.
Posted by: Boss Spoper5850 || 11/21/2018 14:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Call the second stage module the "Starship" as it supposedly will be able to SSTO on small bodies and keep BFR for the first stage booster... I liked 'BFR' it kinda reminds me of people explaining that the 'BUFF' nickname for the B-52 really, trust us!, meant "Big Ugly Fat ... (cough) Fella".
Posted by: magpie || 11/21/2018 15:16 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 - I'm on the same page. Love BFR
Posted by: Frank G || 11/21/2018 20:01 Comments || Top||

#9  NASA's Lander that will be landing this Monday has to survive the “seven minutes of terror” during atmospheric entry, descent, and landing. It'll be going 13,000 mph as it first enters the Martian atmosphere and with thrusters will slow to 5 mph. The heat shield will get as hot as 2500 degrees Fahrenheit—hot enough to melt steel. It will stay this hot for about 3.5 minutes, until it is time for the parachute to deploy. However the atmosphere is so thin they say the parachute won't work as well that's why the thrusters. So exciting, we'll be able to watch online.
Posted by: Jan || 11/21/2018 21:41 Comments || Top||

#10  I wonder with this amount of heat on entry how Musk is planning on protecting people on a manned flight. I don't think I'd like to be the guinea pig here.

Here's the link.
Posted by: Jan || 11/21/2018 21:52 Comments || Top||

#11  probably going to go into orbit and slow down a ton before atmospheric entry for the BFR
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/21/2018 23:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Also loved BFR. The only thing that could rescue "Starship" for me would be Musk firing a Tesla off to Alpha Centauri.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/21/2018 23:58 Comments || Top||

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Wed 2018-11-21
  US military says strikes killed over 30 suspected militants in Somalia
Tue 2018-11-20
  Daesh suffers devastating defeat as Syrian Army liberates entire Al-Safa region
Mon 2018-11-19
  Key Taliban commanders among 7 detained by Afghan Commandos in Takhar
Sun 2018-11-18
  43 civilians killed by anti-ISIS coalition strikes in east Syria
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  Taliban kill 30 policemen in Farah province
Fri 2018-11-16
  Saudi Arabia will BEHEAD Khashoggi killers
Thu 2018-11-15
  Maute brothers' teen cousin surrenders in Mindanao
Wed 2018-11-14
  Ceasefire Goes Into Effect In South Following Unprecedented Rocket Barrage
Tue 2018-11-13
  Gaza factions agree to cease fire if Israel halts attack - Palestinian official
Mon 2018-11-12
  IAF have begun air strikes on Gaza.
Sun 2018-11-11
  Yemeni forces 'seize Hodeidah's main hospital' amid air raids
Sat 2018-11-10
  Yemeni forces, Saudi-led coalition launch 'vast' Hodeidah push
Fri 2018-11-09
  One dead after Melbourne knife attack being treated as terrorism - ISIS claims actions of known wolf
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  Syrian Man Gets Life in Prison for Making Parts in IEDs Used Against U.S.
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  Trump says Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns

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