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-Lurid Crime Tales-
19 year old fella goes on rampage at Sky Harbor Airport
[NBC] Newly released surveillance shows the moment a 19-year-old man bum-rushes a security checkpoint and attacks Transportation Security Administration agents at a Phoenix airport earlier in the week.

Tyrese Roshawn Garner was arrested Tuesday on charges of felony trespassing, resisting arrest, and five counts of misdemeanor assault after he allegedly injured several agents in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

"This unprovoked and brazen physical attack against our TSOs is unacceptable," the agency said in a statement. "We are grateful for our committed workforce and for the role they play in protecting the traveling public every day."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2019 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I knew what I'm gonna see as soon as I read the name 'Tyrese Roshawn'. Thank God for these delightfully dependable communal naming conventions. I guess it also makes it easier for law enforcement, when they know know they're going to arrest a 'Tyrone' or a 'Deshawn'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

#2  "delightfully dependable communal naming conventions".

Great one, Dron.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 06/22/2019 19:05 Comments || Top||

#3  So stupid, even if he got through the phalanx of cops he'd just go down the jetway and have nowhere to go.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/22/2019 22:18 Comments || Top||


14th parent pleads guilty in college bribery scheme
[DAWN] A former insurance executive from Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, is the 14th parent to plead guilty to participating in the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme.

Authorities say Toby MacFarlane paid $450,000 to get his children admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. MacFarlane pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in Boston federal court Friday.

MacFarlane, of Del Mar, California, is a former senior executive at a title insurance company. Prosecutors have said they'll recommend 15 months in prison.

Other parents who have pleaded guilty in the case include "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman.

Among the parents fighting the charges are "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Man who won $30M lottery while in middle of divorce ordered to share winnings
[NYPOST] A suburban bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
man who was in the middle of a divorce when he won more than $30 million must share the lottery windfall with his ex-wife.

The Michigan appeals court says a marriage isn’t over until it’s over. It means Mary Beth Zelasko can keep $15 million awarded by an arbitrator, although she and Rich Zelasko had been separated for two years when he bought the Mega Millions ticket in 2013. Their divorce wasn’t final until 2018.

In a court filing, an attorney for Rich Zelasko said, "Rich was lucky, but it was his luck, not Mary’s, that produced the lottery proceeds." But arbitrator John Mills said the ticket was marital property. The couple had agreed to have Mills make certain decisions during the divorce case.

The appeals court last week found no errors.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Would she be responsible for any debts he ran up in that time? I doubt it. Bullshit ruling
Posted by: Frank G || 06/22/2019 3:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder how the Judge would have looked at medical debt which come about during that period.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/22/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Completely ridiculous. A woman would have kept the money to herself.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 06/22/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Woman's lawyer files papers expecting such income annually.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#5  #1 - but he would be responsible for any debts she ran up. It's the privilege of matriarchy.

Recall the NY just enter a bill to decriminalize the oldest profession. You pay one way or you pay another as amply demonstrated.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2019 11:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Gee, I wonder why there's a "marriage strike"?
Posted by: charger || 06/22/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||

#7  I presume it’s a community property state so until the divorce is final all assets are jointly owned unless held separate by agreement; if so and she won the lottery he’d have had a claim.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/22/2019 13:00 Comments || Top||

#8  oh yeah - ever seen $30M soaked in gas and lit?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/22/2019 13:00 Comments || Top||

#9  Community property is premised on the theory that marriage creates an economic community between the spouses

What if that premise is flawed? Suppose a marriage creates a "community economic loss?. For example, the wife maxes out the credit cards on a spending spree in anticipation that there will be a divorce. Can the husband sue for recompense for the spending spree?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/22/2019 13:32 Comments || Top||

#10  oh yeah - ever seen $30M soaked in gas and lit?

Don't they do that several times a day in Congress?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||

#11  It fits with this article in the burg today:
1/3 of women will date men for the free food
Posted by: 3dc || 06/22/2019 16:22 Comments || Top||

#12  Re: #10 - I bow down to you, Proc2K
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/22/2019 19:32 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia matchstick factory
The place went up like a... ummm... match.
[DAWN] At least 30 people died on Friday after a fire swept through a small factory producing matchsticks in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, authorities said.

The blaze broke out at midday in the makeshift facility located in a residential area, killing 27 adults and three children, said Riadil Akhir Lubis, head of the provincial disaster mitigation agency.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire, he said.

“(The children) were probably not workers. Their parents, who lived nearby, brought them to work,” said Irwan Syahri, head of the local disaster agency, told Metro TV.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Covering up the tons of phosphorus theft.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||


The West Coast is running out of space to put dead whales
[NYPOST] So many gray whales are washing up on the U.S. West Coast that the federal agency that deals with the rotting carcasses is running out of places to put them while they decompose.

NOAA Fisheries is asking those with private, isolated beachfront property to "host" a rotting whale because space is running out on public land.

So far, about 160 gray whales have washed up this year from Mexico to Canada.

Eighty-one of those died between Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, and Alaska.

U.S. scientists last month declared the die-off an "unusual mortality event," a designation that triggers additional resources and launches an investigation into possible causes.

The first couple to volunteer their private beach received the carcass of an adult male gray whale that died of starvation.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I've heard that there are lots of empty ocean bottoms nearby with organic recycling centers already staffed and waiting. What's wrong with them?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/22/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Exactly. What was wrong with the ocean itself again?
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 06/22/2019 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  ...but enough about hollywood.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#4  What was wrong with the ocean itself again?

Even though whales have been dying in the ocean ever since they wriggled back into the water, the ocean lacks the proper regulatory infrastructure - EPA bureaucrats, regulators, inspectors, PowerPoint slides and civil service jobs. Hell, there's not even a home owner's association. You can't just let animals go around dying where ever they feel like.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/22/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Move over orbital mind control lasers and Jenny Craig we got whales for heavy bombing!
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 06/22/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Perfectly normal phenomenon. It's only guilt and systemic self-criticism in the new way of dealing with reality that we are now being made to perceive it as some major event.

"Stranding" is a phenomenon that can occur for any of several reasons, including natural death to rough weather to reaction to sonar frequencies. The huge number quoted is obviously an aggregate, not that hundreds of whales are suiciding for some reason. Now they'll investigate the "unusual mortality event" and link it to global warming somehow.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2019 11:10 Comments || Top||

#7  CA central coast is currently experiencing best salmon fishing in a decade. The food chain is healthy.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/22/2019 11:56 Comments || Top||

#8  oprah still lives in chicago
Posted by: Cheremp Ghibelline4808 || 06/22/2019 21:17 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Mauritania eyes peaceful transfer in presidential election
[Al Jazeera] Voters set to choose among six candidates vying to succeed President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
China police raids rescue 1,100 trafficked Southeast Asian women
[DAWN] Chinese police rescued 1,130 kidnapped foreign women in the second half of last year in coordinated operations with five Southeast Asian countries, the Ministry of Public Security said on Friday.

Police arrested 1,322 suspects, including 262 foreigners, for allegedly luring and kidnapping women after promising jobs or marriages, the ministry said, in what appears to be the largest such operation to date.

"In recent years, some lawless locals and foreigners have conspired to abduct women from neighboring countries and sell them as wives in China," public security front man Guo Lin said at a news conference in Beijing. "It's a serious violation of these women's rights and interests."

Demand for foreign brides in China has mounted in recent years. It has been fueled by Beijing's one-child policy, which skewed China's gender balance for decades before the government changed it three years ago.
Meaning all the available brides are under three...
Many men in the Chinese countryside struggle to find wives, especially if they lack a car, house, or well-paying job.

Marriage agents that match couples are part of a legal, accepted practice in China, and transnational marriages have become increasingly common. However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
Chinese law bans marriage agencies from introducing foreign brides to deter trafficking.

Along China's porous southeastern borders, smugglers lure women by pretending to be attractive men on social media and flirting with them, or by promising well-paid jobs in hotels or restaurants, as in one case The News Agency that Dare Not be Named reported last year.

When they cross the border, smugglers often drug the women, take money, phones and identifying documents, and drive them farther into China.

Trafficked women end up isolated in rural villages, most unable to speak with anyone around them due to language barriers. Disoriented and cut off from family back home, they struggle to get help.

China signed a memorandum with Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand in 2004 to cooperate on anti-trafficking efforts across Southeast Asia.

The recent crackdown from July to December of last year involved police from the six countries. Most of the cases involved Vietnamese and Cambodian women.

The joint raids are an encouraging sign that trafficking is being taken more seriously, says Mimi Vu, director of advocacy at Pacific Links, a group that helps trafficked Vietnamese women.

"Cooperation is a lynchpin of the success of police raids," Vu said. "It's key... that the Chinese police weren't going in blindly, they had information on the missing victims and where they could be found."

China has established eight liaison offices that coordinate with police in neighbouring Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos to combat trafficking and return kidnapped women to their home countries, according to Chen Shiqu, a deputy director at the Ministry of Public Security. Chen also said China has stepped up border patrols and inspections to catch smugglers.

Advocacy groups outside China say Chinese police are responsive to trafficking cases once they're notified.

However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
enforcement can be spotty, with reports of officers failing to take action because of language barriers or concern over getting buyers and agents into trouble.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Organ harvesting have they branched out and opened breast milk dairy farms?
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 06/22/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  China doesn't want 'exotic paki' brides.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Would've been interesting to have Chinese oligarchs miscegenate with muslim females, then have their offspring demand 'dreamer' rights in China, eventually grow up into a community of rabid hounds and carry out their own antifa(d) twenty years down.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
A third of women only date men because of the free food: study
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2019 10:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Seems reasonable enough.
Men only date women for other nourishment.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Nuptial gift
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Study probably conducted by a team of involuntary celibate nerds.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Wow at seeing a misandrist comment on Rantburg.

A woman will always accept gifts from an unwanted suitor. She doesn't feel bad at all about taking them; it is her due as a woman.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/22/2019 11:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Only a third?
Posted by: charger || 06/22/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Fits the primate profile. 50 years ago I read a study that observed female chimps having sex with males so they could steal their food when they fell asleep.... since institutionalized in our divorce courts.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/22/2019 12:58 Comments || Top||

#7  A woman will always accept gifts from an unwanted suitor.

Such cynical white knighting, Mr. McCoy. A woman may behave so. A lady never accepts gifts from an unwanted suitor; among other things, it encourages them to continue their suit in hopes of success instead of wandering off in search of someone who actually likes them, and interfering with time spent more enjoyably with desirable suitors.

But then, psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism are not ladylike.

Men only date women for other nourishment.

Ultimately, of course. But that is true of both partners in the transaction, to get all economist about it. One hopes the goal is more than a mere roll in the hay, for which, is one is only the slightest bit clever, one needn’t pay anything at all. There is the risk that this will turn out to have been the price a psychopathic/narcissistic/Machiavellian woman was willing to pay to force a romantic relationship — the flip side of that unrequited dinner tab. Perhaps that question can be explored in a future study.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/22/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||

#8  He's trolling as usual
Posted by: Frank G || 06/22/2019 13:10 Comments || Top||

#9  Think you hit on the main disconnect, TW. Herb is unfamiliar with the concept of "lady".
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/22/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Yupp. He's just angry at the Iranians for having failed him.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/22/2019 14:07 Comments || Top||

#11  A woman will always accept gifts from an unwanted suitor. She doesn't feel bad at all about taking them; it is her due as a woman.

Are we talking about Ilhan Omar (DM-MN)?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||

#12  A man chases a woman until she catches him
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/22/2019 15:57 Comments || Top||

#13  That ignores the 2/3rds who don't admit to such plans.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/22/2019 16:24 Comments || Top||

#14  You are trully a womans kind of man when she offers to buy you Dinner.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 06/22/2019 17:03 Comments || Top||

#15 
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/22/2019 18:00 Comments || Top||

#16  Like getting parenting advice from Oprah.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2019 18:30 Comments || Top||

#17  So is Frank G going to delete everything I say or are we going to have an argument?

Censorship is the weapon of the Left.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/22/2019 21:13 Comments || Top||

#18  I miss the Sinktrap. Depending on who or what the topic was I enjoyed checking it out, so often it was entertaining & always telling.
Any chance of bringing it back?
Posted by: Jan || 06/22/2019 22:02 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Women's Olympic Champion Caster Semenya Is ‘Biologically Male,' IAAF Says
[Daily Caller] Women’s Olympic champion Caster Semenya is a biological male, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world’s largest sports governing body, argued in court.

Semenya, the South African runner who dominated the female competition in the women’s 800M at the 2016 London Olympics, is fighting an IAAF requirement that biologically male runners suppress their testosterone below a certain level in order to compete in female events.

Media reporting on the subject has often left out the fact that the IAAF’s rule only applies to runners with male chromosomes rather than female runners with high testosterone levels.

The IAAF called the requirement "an extremely progressive compromise" between protecting the integrity of women’s sports and accommodating "certain biologically male athletes with female gender identities" like Semenya who want to compete in women’s sports, the court documents show.

The IAAF added that "there are some contexts where biology has to trump identity."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2019 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Semeninya, we trolling here?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Austin Powers Caster Semenya: "That's not my p3nis pump, baybeee!"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/22/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  yeah, his dick should have given it away.
Posted by: chris || 06/22/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#4  it was reported in the media that Semenya was hyperandrogenic. According to the reports, she possessed internal male sex organs in place of a uterus and ovaries, coupled with testosterone levels three times that of other women.
Posted by: Large Poodle5545 || 06/22/2019 12:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Semenya started winning big time in 2009 when in one year (her 18th) 'she' improved by 7 seconds in the 800m.

This is a difficult case. She has identified as a girl since childhood unlike some American runners who only identified as female a year before entering contests.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/22/2019 16:15 Comments || Top||



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