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Father, brothers of alleged Sri Lanka bombing mastermind killed
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Student, 19, 'who shot one woman dead and injured another three worshipers with an assault rifle in a California synagogue on the last day of Passover, before a hero Border Patrol guard stopped him by returning fire'
Follow up to yesterday’s report.
[Daily Mail]
  • Shooter is in police custody after one died and three were injured in California synagogue

  • Nursing student John T. Earnest, 19, of San Diego has been identified as the suspect

  • Chabad of Poway synagogue was attacked around 11.30am PT on Saturday near San Diego

  • One older woman died and three others are being treated for injuries but are expected to survive

  • Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein reportedly tried to calm the shooter despite having two fingers shot off

  • Armed Border Patrol agent who was inside the synagogue returned fire at the shooter

  • Shooter wearing a tactical vest and helmet retreated and surrendered to police without incident

  • Police say the suspect was armed with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle

  • Shooting comes six months to the day after a gunman killed 11 at a synagogue in Pittsburgh

  • Trump calls attack an apparent hate crime and expresses sympathy for victims and their families

The San Diego Union Tribune has more about the victims here, and from the Jerusalem Post comes the suspect's manifesto: Jews deserve hell. I will send them there
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/28/2019 00:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6538 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shooter wearing a tactical vest and helmet

No dress code for services I guess.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 4:20 Comments || Top||

#2  So the shooter was padding his resume for a position with the Der Stürmer NYT?
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 04/28/2019 6:12 Comments || Top||

#3  When the coward shooter encountered a good guy with a gun he immediately ran. With a vest and a quick exit strategy and no Cali death penalty thanks to Gavin Newsom's moritorium this anti Trump leftist now thinks he will never see justice.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 04/28/2019 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  10 News San Diego Reportorial Excellence: "Armed with an AK-15 type rifle, Earnest went into Chabad of Poway as worshippers gathered for the final day of Passover just before noon, Sheriff Bill Gore said."
Posted by: Frank G || 04/28/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  According to The Times of Israel, there were a number of Israelis in the congregation, who applied their well-honed skills surviving attacks from Gaza to rescue children and treat the wounded.

A month ago we would have been reading about dead and injured worshippers at an Escondido mosque had Mr. Earnest’s attempt to burn it down then succeeded...
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/28/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#6  surrendered to police

and that surrender was accepted...why?
Posted by: Elmaiting Angailet7469 || 04/28/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#7  and that surrender was accepted...why?

Kalifornia Kop Kameras.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 11:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Reports are now saying an armed church member gave their gun to the agent who apparently didn't have one, thinking they would be better with it. They should read the news more, most cops and agents are crap with guns. Texas might skew better but I'd still trust my own aim with my own pistol than some random 'badge'. I KNOW what I can hit.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/28/2019 11:50 Comments || Top||

#9  A 9 year old was one of the wounded shot several times. Most legal immigrants, came here from Israel, Iran, etc seeking a normal life.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 04/28/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#10  In Poway? Locals with a few tourists thrown in
Posted by: Frank G || 04/28/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Parrot taken into custody after warning owners of police arrival
[Yahoo] Police found drugs at the home where the bird lived and arrested a man for drug trafficking.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 11:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps it was a 'carrier parrot'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 15:39 Comments || Top||

#2  PalEEEEEEEEzzz, PalEEEEEEEzzz.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/28/2019 17:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow..was sure that this was a Babylon Bee headline
Posted by: Warthog || 04/28/2019 18:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Polly wants crack!
Posted by: gorb || 04/28/2019 22:22 Comments || Top||

Buried history.
[Mirror] Did the man who killed America’s most famous president escape justice all along?

New technology appears to have uncovered bombshell new evidence that it was not Booth who soldiers shot dead five days after he murdered Lincoln.

And it suggests that, contrary to the history book accounts, Booth actually got away with the murder and lived for another 38 years under a different identity.

The extraordinary breakthrough came after researchers used new facial recognition software to examine three photos, which have long been used by conspiracy theorists to throw doubt on whether Booth was really killed after he assassinated President Lincoln.

One was an image of a man called John St Helen from 1877, the other was of the embalmed corpse of a David E. George from 1902, and the third was of John Wilkes Booth taken in 1865, shortly before he fired a 44.calibre pistol into the back of Lincoln’s head.

The exercise was supposed to finally put the outrageous theory to bed - but scientists were stunned with what happened next.

After the state-of-the-art software meticulously analysed the faces of similarities, such as the spaces between the eyes, the jaw lines, the shapes of the noses and cheek bones, the data showed a strong possibility that all three photographs were of the same man.

It would mean that Booth wasn’t killed in the Virginia barn by a Union soldier after all but managed to escape the manhunt, living for another three decades as St Helen and George, before dying of natural causes in 1902 aged 64.

Ramy Romany, an Egyptologist who helped oversea the Booth investigation as part of a new Discovery Channel series, Mummies Unwrapped, said: “I was absolutely shocked.
Posted by: Dale || 04/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thanks mods for this post.I don't work with this type of posting much. This history has interesting surprises at times. What has surprised me the most is the absolute control Lincoln had over the media image he desired presented. Then "President Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus to maintain public order in restive areas. Restive areas are areas in which people are restless, unruly and often disobedient. Habeas corpus refers to a person's right to appear before a judge before imprisonment". Then of course declaring martial law after the civil war. Media control as well to maintain order.
Posted by: Dale || 04/28/2019 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2  but scientists were stunned
"I was absolutely shocked."

Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Interesting though it may be, this is an unlikely conclusion. Booth:

*Identified himself prior to and after he was shot,
*Was identified by literally dozens of people at the shooting site,
*Was identified by a tattoo,
*Was identified at his autopsy, and
*Was identified by family after the autopsy.

In addition, the bullet that took him down fractured three vertebrae in his neck, and partially severed his spinal cord. Even with 21st century medical tech, the best case scenario would be him bedridden on a respirator for what remained of his life. Any suggestion that he was up and around - or even capable of being moved - after his shooting is, to put it politely, dubious.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 04/28/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
U.S. Air Force orders additional multi-spectral targeting systems for combat drones [in the Netherlands]
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 16:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

South Carolina considers firing squad as a more practical execution alternative to lethal injection after suffering drug shortage issues
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 04:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lot less opportunity for screw ups too.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/28/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#2  The guillotine was invented as a more humane method of execution. A little messy, but no more than bullets.
Posted by: Flonter Grumble9926 || 04/28/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought the O2->N2 substitute was innovative.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 15:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Until the Progs find a way to outlaw the acquisition of ammo that is to be used for any "cruel and unusual" (as defined by the ACLU) purpose.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 04/28/2019 15:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Are Kimme's anti-aircraft guns a little over the top for this use?
Posted by: Raj || 04/28/2019 16:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Do it at a Walmart. " Clean up on aisle 5. " " Damn! Why did they use shot guns? " Discount on a bulk buy. " " I told them we should have kept the discount on bricks of .22 LR . "
Posted by: Snavimble Bucket1794 || 04/28/2019 20:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Also, South Carolina criminals were growing immune to brain killing chemicals.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/28/2019 20:34 Comments || Top||

#8  Flamethrowers would be my 'fire'arm of choice.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/28/2019 23:03 Comments || Top||

Mozambique is in a humanitarian emergency

Posted by: Fred || 04/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bet the fighting's died down.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 4:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't suppose Portuguese humanitarian assistance will be forthcoming. Perhaps the Russians can once again intervene and help sort things out.

In mean time, have a wonderful communist inspired day.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/28/2019 6:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Like two hole-in-ones in a single round by the same golfer. Highly unlikely but possible.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 04/28/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

Hundreds turn out for rally in support of 'Soldier F' who is facing Bloody Sunday murder trial as veterans threaten to 'bring UK to a standstill over prosecutions'
  • Prosecutions over the Troubles could bring the UK to a standstill, ex-soldier said

  • Dennis Hutchings, 78, is due to be tried in connection with a fatal 1974 shooting

  • Mr Hutchings addressed a rally in support of 'Soldier F' at a Belfast rally today

  • Soldier F is to face murder charges following 1972 'Bloody Sunday' shootings
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 04:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian president says, ‘We’re thinking of granting Russian citizenship to all Ukrainians under a simplified procedure’

Posted by: Fred || 04/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wonder if that would work for Mexico?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 4:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Precursor for a land invasion. All of those new Russian cits will surely have to liberated from an oppression, illegal regime.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/28/2019 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Poot-poot is a consummate sh*t-disturber
Posted by: Mad Eye Smiter of the Leprechauns2875 || 04/28/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#4  'Granting'.

After which we will assert the right to totally control them.
Posted by: Unereth Guelph2696 || 04/28/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Will the "simplified procedure" involve tattoos?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#6  How do you say Anschluss in Russian?
Posted by: magpie || 04/28/2019 13:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Same, same.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||

#8  On thing there can be can be no debate, that being, he has and will always be up to no good.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/28/2019 17:50 Comments || Top||

Despite Macron's plans, French yellow vests keep on going
[DW] President Emmanuel Macron's plans for tax cuts, higher pensions and reform of the civil service have failed to satisfy yellow vest protesters. Thousands erupted into the streets on Saturday.

Protests for the 24th consecutive weekend by yellow vest (gilet jaune) demonstrators have centered on Gay Paree and Strasbourg, part-time home to the European Parliament, just a month before European elections.

By the afternoon, the interior ministry said about 5,500 people had taken to the streets across La Belle France. Of these, some 2,600 were in Gay Paree. According to police in Gay Paree, 8,920 preventive checks were carried out in the capital and 11 arrests were made.

Coming just two days after President Emmanuel Macron spent two hours at the Elysee Palace in Gay Paree explaining his plans for improving living standards, including € 5 billion ($5.5 billion) in tax cuts and improved pensions, among other measures, the protests were being seen as an indicator of approval, or otherwise.

About 2,000 demonstrators gathered in the eastern city of Strasbourg for what they described as a "national and international demonstration," which attracted some participants from just over the border in Germany. While the main rally was peaceful, some masked individuals dressed in black set fire to containers on the streets near the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
parliamentary buildings.

Rallies in the capital were called by the yellow vests and by the country's second-largest trade union federation, the CGT, behind the banner: "Facing a global attack, a general response."

As during previous protests, police were out in force to restrict their movements. Another yellow vest rally in the capital targeted media outlets in protest at their treatment of the movement.

Local authorities had taken similar measures to prevent demonstrators from reaching the center of Toulouse
...lies on the banks of the River Garonne, half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in La Belle France...
in the southwest, Lille in the north, Rennes in the west and Rouen in the northwest of the country.

A number of participants in previous rallies have said they are preparing for a major demonstration next Wednesday, May 1, a traditional day of labor protest across Europe.

The Daily Mail has the usual photos.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ah yes the old "we talk the talk" but don't walk the walk defense.

It's what you do not what you say that counts.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/28/2019 7:23 Comments || Top||

12 more children in Ratodero test HIV-positive
[DAWN] LARKANA: The number of HIV-positive cases rose to 18 when a special team working under the administrative control of the Sindh AIDS Control Programme on Friday arrived in Ratodero to ascertain the causes of its spread in children.
It could be something as simple as needles being re-used at a clinic... Mr. Wife’s Indian colleagues brought in new needles for him for that reason when he was hospitalized in Bhopal with amœbic dysentary back in 1990. They brought in the meds directly from the outside pharmacy, too, rather than relying on the probability that what came from the hospital dispensary was actually falsely labelled tap water.
Dr Holla Ram, who looks after the local AIDS control office, said that after visiting Ratodero and meeting the people concerned, the team received laboratory reports of 15 infected children. Of them, he added, 12 appeared HIV-posi­tive cases and the rest HIV-negative.

The tests were conducted by the Peoples Public Health Initiative (PPHI) office. "But even then we will double check them by conducting fresh tests," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 04/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'Needles', how gracious.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 4:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Gracious?
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/28/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||

#3  The alternative is forced Carnal anal or perhaps oral, born of mothers with HIV, toilet seats or buggered testing.

Note: No victim gender mentioned but of, "lower income". It's Pakistan with all that implies, the victims may simply have been out earning something to eat.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Abhorrent.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 15:49 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Re-purposed Brilliant Pebbles spacecraft was what found ice on the moon.

Posted by: 3dc || 04/28/2019 09:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Clementine was a technology test bed by the SDIO; it wasn't a "brilliant pebbles" type thing but meant to test the sensors that would wind up there.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 04/28/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Brilliant Pebbles may be cool, but it's not Rantburg Mod Cool, like Bright Pebbles
Posted by: Frank G || 04/28/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Thanks Frank.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/28/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#4  A Pebbles relation perhaps?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

U.S. Army selects APC9K as sub compact weapon
[Defense Blog] The Brügger & Thomet semi-automatic carbine APC9 has been selected by the U.S. Army for arm its security soldiers.

According to U.S. government business website, the Army selected B&T small arms specialists with their APC9K semi-automatic carbine or submachine gun as the winner of the Sub Compact Weapon programme.

The small semi-automatic carbine is chambered in 9mm and variants of the weapon are in use with police units such as Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT teams.

According to a statement released by Army Contracting Command, B&T to receive an order for manufacture 350 Sub Compact Weapons with an option for additional quantities of up to 1,000 SCWs, with slings, manuals, accessories, and spare parts.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/28/2019 09:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is that like an AK-15 for the journalist copy books? (do I need a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 04/28/2019 21:26 Comments || Top||

#2  lol
Posted by: chris || 04/28/2019 22:16 Comments || Top||

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Sun 2019-04-28
  Father, brothers of alleged Sri Lanka bombing mastermind killed
Sat 2019-04-27
  Sri Lanka - Inside help?
Fri 2019-04-26
  Jihadists 'blow themselves up' as soldiers raid suicide vest factory in Sri Lanka
Thu 2019-04-25
  Trump says sending ‘armed soldiers’ to US-Mexico border
Wed 2019-04-24
  Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
Tue 2019-04-23
  IS claims Sri Lanka blasts
Mon 2019-04-22
  Sri Lanka explosions, 24 arrested, 290+ dead, 8 kabooms
Sun 2019-04-21
  3 churches bombed at Easter services in Sri Lanka 262 Dead
Sat 2019-04-20
  Woman killed after shots fired during violent riots in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Fri 2019-04-19
  Islamic State Declared A New Wilaya In Africa
Thu 2019-04-18
  German Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Recruiting ISIS Members To Syria
Wed 2019-04-17
  Houthis in Yemen introduced a new airburst ballistic missile that spreads 14,000 pieces of shrapnel over a large area
Tue 2019-04-16
  Violence and dozens of arson attacks in Copenhagen after anti-Islam politician throws Koran in migrant neighbourhood
Mon 2019-04-15
  Notre Dame Cathedral is burning
Sun 2019-04-14
  Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand succumbs to injuries sustained in an airstrike

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