[Breitbart] An illegal alien gang member accused of murdering 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck in January 2015 has been deemed ineligible for the death penalty due to his "intellectual disability." Yupp. He just won't appreciate it folks. Pearls before swine an' all that.
On January 22, 2015, Altamirano allegedly entered a QuickTrip convenience store in Mesa, Arizona, where Grant Ronnebeck worked as a store clerk and allegedly shot the young man to death after demanding a pack of cigarettes, according to Breitbart. After shooting and killing Ronnebeck, prosecutors say Altamirano stepped over the body of the young man to grab a couple more packs of cigarettes before fleeing the scene. Following the alleged murder, the illegal alien sent police on a high-speed chase and was eventually arrested and taken into custody.
At the time of the alleged murder, Altamirano had been out of police custody on bond despite having orders to be deported from the U.S.
The 100 kilo imbecile who cannot be sentenced to death as he lacks the 'intellectual' capacity to appreciate it's value as a handy tool of deterrence, because he thought it was just used to purchase cigarettes quickly.
In news like this, I think one must closely look at the judges who deliver these verdicts. Just who are these self-righteous bastards, one cannot help but wonder.
Self professed Mescaline aficionado, and popular TV celebrity dishonorable Judge Kemp is a pop star and justice dept darling.
[TheSun] MARTIN Kemp has admitted to going on an eight-hour drug bender and said it was one of the best nights he’d ever had. The Let It Shine whatever the fuck that is
judge revealed that he took a mind-altering drug at the height of his Spandau Ballet fame and said he had a lot of fun. It seems he is now also a Sinaloa darling.
According to Él Chapo's latest hits revelations, Democrats like Pelosi are being paid off by the Sinaloa cartel to resist Trump's border plans. Julian Assange — Yupp — revealed he has evidence the Clinton Foundation received $15 million from cartel leaders. It would be no surprise to learn that the envelope stretches to include judges and the justice dept. In fact it would be proof of real imbecility if one can't see it by now !
Dron66046, is everything starting with “The 100 kilo imbecile” your commentary, ,or are you quoting something? Because it isn’t from the original Breitbart article, so I wasn’t sure what to do with it moderator-wise.
*Big hug* You see how in-line comments are meant to look, Dron66046, highlighted and in a separate line from article text.
Fred offers a standard yellow highlighter named yellow for regular posters to use on the articles they post. Moderators get their own colours so that when we kibitz in other people’s articles, y’all will know who to blame. ;-) Note also that I put the source name in square brackets at the beginning of the article text. That is to make it easier to find the URL should the poster forget to paste that when submitting — if it can’t be found easily the [unpaid] moderators will delete the submission — and so that readers with a particular liking or dislike of certain sources can more easily judge whether he wants to read/trust a given article.
In the row of icons across the top of the article submission box there are two for highlighting text: the pouring paint can and the square with lines. Both work — just select the text to be highlighted, then click on the icon. The paint icon is a straight highlighter. The block icon throws in a blank line at the end, so the next line of article text needs to be snugged up after the final >.
Fred even gave us an icon for pull-out quotes.
There is also white box icon with yellow in the top left quarter. That’s for highlighting pull-out quotes from the article, I keep those for longer articles so a few key points are emphasized for those who don’t want to read the whole thing, just like those fancy magazines do.
I can't use Microsoft Office or the whole powerpoint/excel/outlook tzimisz to save my life.
Skills... ha ! I just learn fast, extrapolating from what Fred told me. I used the code from the image posting button. Putting the link after img src= and voila ! It can be an animated GIF, like so:
Pretty handy for making a point or something funnier.
Dron, I meant to refer to the article posting dialog. Knock yourself out in the comment dialogs!! I just expect that the text in the articles is a paste from the source, unless appropriately highlighted with the standard colors.
TW, thanks for the pointers on using the article posting dialog.
I also noticed that the Rantburg images access tools has been greatly improved. Good job, it’s a fine collection!
Only moderators can make changes to articles once they’ve been submitted. But you can do anything before clicking Submit, which is why it’s important to preview the silly thing using the Preview button, to make sure it looks exactly as intended.
[Boston Globe] WASHINGTON ‐ Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver’s license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.
Thousands of facial-recognition requests, internal documents, and e-mails over the past five years, obtained through public-records requests by Georgetown University researchers and provided to The Washington Post, reveal that federal investigators have turned state Department of Motor Vehicles databases into the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure.
Police have long had access to fingerprints, DNA, and other ’’biometric data’’ taken from criminal suspects. But the DMV records contain the photos of the majority of a state’s residents, most of whom have never been charged with a crime.
I doubt "Whitey" gave his permission either.
There will be a lot of different opinions on this one. I am okay with it. If the gov watches me all day they'll just find out I drink too much and like cheeseburgers. In China, this works pretty well for tracking down criminals. The facial recognition is integrated with cameras in subway stations, bus stations, public places, etc., and if the police need to find someone they just put the system on alert and if the fugitive is spotted the system tells them in real time where he is at. I believe they use similar technology for traffic related stuff. Cameras can track your license as you are driving around, and if you run a red light or speed they'll capture it, and an hour or two later you get a phone call to come down to the police station and pay your fine. As a result, they don't really have urban traffic cops (let alone armed patrol cops). All in all I think it is a pretty good deterrent, and street crime/traffic infarctions are pretty low here.
Misleading headline. Drivers license photos are the property of the state that takes them. The FBI and ICE had the states permission when they accessed the databases. Dont want the state to have your picture? Dont get a drivers license. Its a privilege, not a right. Worked for Kacyzinsky.
We have a right to privacy in our home, not anonymity in public.
Apostrophe key broken. Sorry.
Posted by: Mrs. Davis ||
07/08/2019 5:40 Comments ||
Didn't the EU plan to use this technique to tax road use? IIRC the idea was dropped cause they couldn't get their own GPS to work.
Big brother will have us all in electronic monitoring collars soon enough. Then they can tax us on how many cheese burgers you eat, drinks you have, etc. etc.
It's a brilliant move. Watch illegals' desire to get drivers licenses plummet. Driving without a license is one more crime counting towards deportation. No license, no insurance. Two crimes. No license no instant voter registration and lots less illegals voting in voter ID states. All good.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/08/2019 11:20 Comments ||
And re the makeup thing, I say Bath House Barry masks for all.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/08/2019 11:22 Comments ||
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/08/2019 11:26 Comments ||
I doubt the states can fight this in court without tripping over the Real ID Act.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/08/2019 11:31 Comments ||
This technology as certainly sped past any ability to discuss the ethics of it. The question is how much of this will invade our privacy, if at all. And what about future uses? The USG will be able to track you from your front door until you go back into your house, if you live in NYC or DC. The equipment is there, just not the software implemented...
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
07/08/2019 11:50 Comments ||
Guy Fawkes masks or their high tech equivalent will soon be common place. Welcome to the CyberPunk™ future that we have read about for years.
The State DMV's (around here, at least) can read your discrete cellphone (or vehicle's) bluetooth/MAC address as you drive down the major roads and Interstates. How do you think Google or WAZE can show the immediate traffic conditions ahead? Alchemy?
They know at about 95-97% of what vehicles are where and how fast they're going.
It's only a minor jump for vehicle/driver association and ID.
The new traffic cameras you see going up have really good resolution too, just sayin'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
07/08/2019 16:20 Comments ||
[Breitbart] The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a woman was killed "before dawn" July 4, 2019, on West Wilcox Street. "Another man was killed and three others were wounded in Humboldt Park on the West Side" during an 11:30 am drive-by shooting on July 4.
A 37-year-old man named Oliver Booth was shot and killed around 2:47 am Friday. Minutes later, at roughly 2:55 am, 22-year-old Akeelah D. Addison was shot in the head and killed "in the 4200 block of South Wells Street in Fuller Park."
Forty-year-old Tory Terry was standing on "a sidewalk in the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue" when two males approached an opened fire. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
ABC 7 reports that three people were shot and wounded in south suburban Dolton around 8:20 pm Saturday.
Three other individuals were shot and wounded around 9:10 pm Saturday in the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The shooting followed an argument in which a 33-year-old man and two women, "ages 46 and 30, got into an altercation with two men in the 4600 block of South Martin Luther King Drive." One of the two men allegedly pulled out a gun and opened fire.
That name just keeps coming up, doesn't it?
[Law & Crime] Maurene Comey, daughter of former FBI Director James Comey, is reportedly a prosecutor in the new criminal case against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. This details comes out of a new CNN report. The source is described as a person “with knowledge of the case.”
This and an Associated Press article are backing up a Daily Beast report that broke news Epstein faces new charges. It seems like the defendant must contend with a sex trafficking case affecting “dozens” of alleged victims. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is handling the case. Their Public Corruption Unit is taking the lead on this, but are being helped by human trafficking officials and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, authorities said.
Maurene Comey is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the SDNY.
[BREITBART] A group of teenagers allegedly looted a Walgreens in downtown Philadelphia Thursday evening, according to video footage of the incident.
The video showed dozens of teens running through the streets on Philadelphia’s South Street Thursday, but things began to get violent when a group of 60 teens descended on Walgreens.
CBS Philly reported that as the crowd moved west on South Street and violence broke out around 10 p.m., authorities advised businesses and residents to lock their doors.
Once the mob of teens got to the Walgreens on 18th and South Streets Thursday evening, at least one of the teens was responsible for allegedly hitting a Walgreens clerk in the head with a glass bottle when he tried to intervene.
"About 60 juveniles walked into the establishment and began removing things from the shelves, destroying property inside the store. The cashier attempted to intervene and some heavy item ‐ I believe it was a bottle ‐ was thrown at him, striking him in the head," Captain Sekou Kinebrew of the Philadelphia Police Department told WPVI.
The injured clerk suffered cuts and bruises but was treated and released.
The Walgreens itself suffered thousands of dollars in damage, police say.
"Between the things that they stole and the property damaged inside, it’s between $6,000 and $7,000 in damage," said Kinebrew.
Police have not made any arrests and are continuing to investigate the incident.
Resistance is futile. You are fired. You are sued by injured party,as well as the police and store. Center city most everywhere are no go zones. Just as the photo shows, vehicle is lost and hopefully the officers got away. I am told patrol pairs no single officers.
...assisted by 'higher' management that directs no arming or confrontation take place. When losses exceed profits, the bean counters will just shut the place down. Sending working people into unemployment and welfare in the community, with little likelihood that 'new' business will be there to hire. This is known as 'bad luck'.
[FOXNEWS] A Colorado police dog turned out to be in the right place at exactly the right time last week, helping to locate a missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming, according to officials.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that Deputy K. Fosler and bloodhound Jessie were in Wyoming on an unrelated call when they were diverted for a request with the search of a missing girl.
Brianna Weinart was reported missing around 10 p.m. on Monday, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.
The deputy and Jessie joined in the search for their girl, but the nearly 90-degree heat required the dog to take a 20-minute break in spite of wearing a cooling vest. The cactus-dense area also made search efforts more difficult, according to the sheriff’s office.
"For nearly two hours, she searched the Wyoming area where the 12-year-old girl was last seen......and then she pulled her handler, Deputy Fosler, back toward the direction they started. Deputy Fosler thought she had lost the scent," police said. "Turns out, she knew exactly where she was going and as the pair got closer to a home, Jessie went around to the back and near a large bush, they spotted the girl, hiding."
Weinart was hungry, dehydrated and sunburned after 20 hours, but was "otherwise uninjured," according to the sheriff's office.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
07/08/2019 6:29 Comments ||
Stupid journalists. They expect no one will wonder why she was hiding, they'll all be going "Good dog !" in their minds. So don't give any more details. Make it all about the dog. Who gives a fuck about a 12 year old girl ? They'll all wanna know what Lassie Jessie did.
[News24] Mandla Maseko, 30, the first black African who would have travelled to space has died, his family confirmed on Sunday.
Maseko, popularly known as Spaceboy and Afronaut - beat 1 million people to become one of 23 people who won a seat sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy, on an hour-long sub-orbital trip in 2014.
However, his trip to space was not meant to be after he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle on Saturday.
"He was a larger than life figure. We are all still reeling at the moment. We are very distraught because most people only found out this morning. It is still very hard, painful and tragic," his business manager and close friend Sthembile Shabangu told News24.
Shabangu said that even though Maseko did not end up going to space, he would have wanted his hope to spread.
"There were still rocket tests happening before they could go up. He really thought that if he went up to space he could inspire young African children that they could do anything. He used to always say that the sky was no longer the limit."
She added: "He put a lot of people first and was an ambitious person with big dreams."
A Soshanguve resident, Maseko went on to train as a private pilot and became a corporal with the South African National Defence Force.
Shabangu said that as a public speaker and community worker, Maseko worked to inspire many African children to pursue careers in science.
He was an avid biker with the Tshwane Legend Bikers.
In 2016 he was honored by the Gauteng Department of Education and had the science building at the Curtis Nkondo School of Specialisation named after him.
Details of his memorial service and funeral will be announced during the course of this week, Shabangu said.
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Thousands of bees have been shown dead on the ground after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck California.
The shocking footage shows social media influencer Khalil Underwood outside his house, amid a mass of the dead insects on Saturday.
He zooms close to the ground to reveal the plight of the bees and the masses of carcasses that cover much of the ground in front of him. 'This is crazy. I've never witnessed anything like this,' Underwood exclaims. 'Look how many f***ing bees are on the f***ing floor from the earthquake.'
He pointed to some that were still alive, appearing to shake and buzz on the ground as well as the struggle he had while moving his car. Underwood claims the bees 'vibrated, buzzed and died' as a result of the earthquakes.
Scientists have previously noted that animals and insects act strangely in the lead up to an earthquake, but do not know why, according U.S. Geological Survey
While scientists know creatures are able to recognize earthquakes before humans, the mechanisms explain how and why it happens 'still eludes us' they wrote.
One study in Northern Taiwan that monitored insect populations over a period when a 7.3 and 6.8 earthquake hit, noted 'large declines' in the number of individual insects and also individual species.
But in their three-year study, they found that insects mainly living underground near to water were affected as well as those inhabiting aquatic sediment. For other Burg beekeepers
"Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,"
"As true academics therefore, it behooves us to maintain an amorphous kind of worldview, suspended between belief and disbelief. It doesn't matter what actually happened, since our perceptions shape the universe after all."
Gerbil worming and 24 genders are settled science, OTOH..
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/08/2019 6:20 Comments ||
Can you say that slavery in America is a factual, historical event? The last surviving slaves and thus witness to the acts were and are white American soldiers captured with the surrender of the Philippines in 1942, part of an army that was segregated at the time. They were sent to Japanese factories as slave laborers.
"Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,"
While a lot of them have passed on, I suspect the GIs that liberated the camps would be happy to debate that proposition with him. You are entitled to your own opinions and beliefs, but not your own facts.
First they came for the coal...
[THEGUARDIAN] Toilet paper ‐ the one product that the majority of us use just once and flush away ‐ is becoming less sustainable, according to research.
Analysis from Ethical Consumer magazine found that major brands were using less recycled paper than in 2011, while only five of the nine major supermarkets (the Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose) offered an own-brand recycled toilet paper. The large-scale use of virgin paper contributes to unnecessary deforestation.
The UK uses 1.3m tonnes of tissue a year, according to the Confederation of Paper Industries, with the average British consumer reportedly getting through 127 rolls every year. But the growing trend for "luxury" four-ply and quilted toilet roll is fuelling the use of virgin pulp in an effort to create the softest product, the study claims.
There’s what the system does, and what people can do to make it right, one for another. Bless those policemen for having the heart to be that kind of people.
[BREITBART] "We looked in her bag and all we saw were containers of food, we didn’t see anything else, it was just necessity food," Officer Esnaidy Cuevas said.
When police approached her to assess her situation, the woman simply told the cops she was hungry.
"I asked her, ’What’s going on?’ She told me she was hungry," said Lt. Louis Sojo. "So, I looked in her bag. I decided‐ we decided‐ to say ’We’ll pay for her food.'"
The police decided that instead of arresting her, they would cover her the $35 tab of groceries and send the woman on her way without being charged.
"When you look at someone’s face and you notice that they need you, they’re actually hungry, it’s pretty difficult as a human being to walk away from something like that‐ we weren’t raised like that, it’s the right thing to do," Sojo said.
The three cops’ actions did not go unnoticed. The man who initially captured the image, film and TV director Paul Bozymowkski, was in the store tweeting about the Thursday afternoon incident showing the woman in tears after officers paid for her food.
Providing options — a very good thing, if it takes, and this autumn-flowering crocus as pretty in bloom as the fields of opium poppies.
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) distributed 2.5 tons of Saffron bulbs in central Bamyan province.
The ministry has distributed the Saffron bulbs in a bid to promote the Saffron cultivation in Bamyan province.
MAIL in a statement said the ministry has distributed 2,500 kilograms of Saffron bulbs among 5 farmers in Bamyan province.
The statement further added that the ministry distributed the Saffron bulbs among pioneer farmers in Bamyan.
Furthermore, the ministry of agriculture said it has also distributed other required equipment and material to help the farmers cultivate Saffron.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Big Shirley was still trying to snatch Nunzio bald-headed. She was already halfway there... the ministry of agriculture said the five farmers will establish agricultural fields in which demonstrative Saffron plants will be cultivated.
Not the whole bulb, Skid. You'd get diarrhea or something. Saffron is used in very tiny quantities to add scent and a powerful flavor to certain dishes. It also base for coloring agent, orange or red. During severe heat, in a rose flavored syrup, with ice water, a pinch of it is divine.
It's supposed to be very warm, and can increase temperatures in cold weather so it's used in mountainous regions in tea and hot beverages. Some afghan hash is also scented with saffron and improves the 'honey and old paper taste' of raw or cut hash. Several medicines use saffron and derivatives too. Especially eastern medicines.
All of this should make it a good cash crop alternative to opium. Which is the idea really. We promised to source saffron from Afghanistan, if they would experiment with growing more of it instead of opium. Last year we signed an MOU to assist in plantation and training of cultivators if they would give up opium farming, while first your own 5th SFG and now New Zealand's NZDF reconstruction teams protected the farmers' cooperatives from taliban and Pak ISI affiliated opium cartels.
If some kind soul could annihilate all muslims, he'd win an audience with GAWD and a shot of JD !
But until then, we've gotta live with them. And trust me, an educated (maybe even progressive) muslim is way safer than a ball scratching sasquatch spouting inshallah, rakibullah, nasrullilah whatever. It takes doing, and great patience. But leveraging historic linkages and a little bit of socialism, they can be made... safer. Like rottweilers. It's like therapy, and never foolproof. But there's no other choices.
Reform the islamic or kill him. One major factor in the lives of these people is, they don't give a damn about what Allah wants. They only want their children to grow in a peaceful land. There are thousands like this. And it's possible to leverage that need to usher in a democracy. Of course it would have been wonderful if the US had just let these guys kill each other, but ultimately Pakistan would expand on that with China not far behind.
The spice called saffron is just the stamens plucked from the saffron crocus flower and dried. In Dron66046’s photo (thank you for that — I don’t know how to use images beyond those in the Rantburg collection, hence the opium poppy in the article), the red threads are the stamens. Note that there are only three stamens per flower; each bulb produces only one flower, and it takes about 150 flowers to produce a gram of the spice. Because it must be planted and collected by hand it is perfectly suited for a low-skilled, cheap labour environment like Afghanistan. The other commercial source for us Americans is Spain, according to my favourite spice supplier,though apparently Iran is a major source when it isn’t being sanctioned.
I suspect the required tools are cultivators and plows, or maybe just hoes, and whatever is used to spread manure — the bulbs need to be planted 3-5” deep and 6” apart in rich soil, so they can’t be simply broadcast on the surface of the soil like wheat or opium poppy seed.
[DAWN] Renewed confrontations broke out between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday evening ‐ this time sparked by anger over provocative "dancing aunties" who have long vexed local residents near the border with China.
In the latest flashpoint with authorities, hundreds of protesters blocked roads and rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud at police in the northwestern district of Tuen Mun, an AFP news hound on the scene said.
Hong Kong has been rocked by a month of huge peaceful protests as well as a series of separate violent confrontations with police sparked by a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.
On Monday its parliament was trashed by hundreds of masked, youth-led protesters in unprecedented scenes.
Anger towards police is running high after tear gas and rubber bullets were used against demonstrators.
Saturday’s rally had a much more local cause but feeds into Hong Kongers’ anxieties that the city’s unique freedoms and culture are being eroded by a resurgent Beijing.
A rally was held earlier in the day to "reclaim" a park in Tuen Mun where so-called "dancing aunties" have sung Mandarin pop songs through loud microphones and danced for generally older men who give them cash donations.
The predominant language in Hong Kong is Cantonese and locals say authorities have failed for years to tackle noise complaints caused by the performers.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/08/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Commies
Could this be Beijing ? Agents on ground inciting violence over profound stupidity, to justify a crackdown later on all assembly ?
[DAWN] HARIPUR: Two young men allegedly assaulted a minor girl in the room of a mosque in Hattar village, police said here on Saturday.
One of the accused has been arrested while the other is on the run, police said.
A woman, resident of Hattar village, told police that her daughter aged 10 had been a regular student of a prayer leader of a local mosque for last several months.
On Friday, she said her daughter went to learn Holy Koran from the mosque’s prayer leader who asked her to go to his room inside the mosque for washing kitchen utensils.
According to the complainant, two accused namely Waqas and Qamar Abbas sexually assaulted her daughter in the room.
She told the police that the same accused had assaulted her daughter in the same room on June 4 but forced the minor girl to keep silent, threatening her of slitting her throat with a knife.
On the complaint of the victim’s mother, the police registered an FIR against the two accused under section 376/34 of the PPC after the medical report confirmed the offence.
The police claimed to have arrested Waqas, but Abbas was still on the lam. The arrested accused was produced before the judicial magistrate on Saturday, who granted the police his one-day physical remand for further investigation into the case.
[Mil.com] What would it take to transform U.S. infantry into a higher-caliber force modeled after the elite 75th Ranger Regiment? For starters, find recruits in their mid-20s and offer them $250,000 bonuses and a $60,000-a-year salary.
That's part of a working concept officials from the Pentagon's Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF) have been turning over for the past year in efforts to take Army and Marine infantry to a higher level of lethality.
The task force is the legacy of former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and infantryman, who set out to place a new priority on a group that bears one of the heaviest burdens of warfare: the grunts.
Since its 2018 launch, the CCLTF has helped to find money in the Defense Department's budget to accelerate high-tech programs, such as smart augmented reality goggles for soldiers.
But despite its Defense Department backing, the organization faces a tough fight to convince the U.S. military's largest ground force to change the way it does business. Part of the task force's plan hinges on the Army's ability to revamp the antiquated methods it uses to recruit, select and train infantry and other select specialties with key roles in close combat.
Biggest thing is to cut down the amount of bullshit they have to carry. Nothing destroys knees and backs quite like having to carry nearly 200lbs in gear 12 miles over rough ground for weeks on end.
We need new methods that somehow are viewpoint neutral™ so that we have a combat force that has no racial, ethnic, religious, weight-ist ( All hail the 1st Weight Watchers™ Regiment as it waddles towards the enemy!) or other biases!
There's room for improvement, but not where they're looking. The American armyman is still one of the most feared units in battle. No less healthier or deadlier than the enemy. How about fixing other stuff ? Like cutting out pog middle-managers for tasks better handled on-the-fly, in field. Lesser interference/oversight from the beltway boobs. A more adaptive system for SRoEs, to adjust for the wily tactics employed by rag-heads. I assume these are what get grunts killed most of the time.
All those serving in the 75th Ranger today must have cut their teeth in Enduring Freedom. You cannot peace-time train to 'transform' an infantry to match up to that xp. I think under direct supervision of Mattis, it was something else, and the CCLTF today seems more concerned with squad stabilization through "unit social cohesion", and obtaining funds for vague re-armament projects. See this too, it seems... interesting.
One problem is that the US Armed Forces seems to have this "One Size Fits All" mentality. Had it before WW2, still have it seems, that the US Rifleman is an interchangeable military cog in the bigger assembly line of death-dealing... If it doesn't work then they were not trained appropriately. National fixation on the glories of the Age of Big Industry, maybe.
Hogwash. We need Specialists for many of the jobs. (The same way the multi-role LCS and F-35 have turned into One Size Fits None boondoggles) I asked a guy, oh back before 9/11, if what we really needed was a "...lot of Military Police Brigades and a small Expeditionary Army, putting nearly all of the Tread-Heads in the National Guard...?"
[American Thinker] An event called "Afrofuture Fest" is being hosted in Detroit, Mich. on August 3 and is advertised as a day of "activating the land with eyes open to metaphysical travel" with a day parade, drum circle, and bonfire to "awaken space with spirits." If that's your type of thing, tickets can be found here, but a quick disclaimer first: your ticket price will be based on the color of your skin.
If you are wondering how such blatant racism can be justified, according to their own ticket sale website, their logic is as follows:
years ago various groups held affirmative action cookie sales where blacks were charged less for cookies than whites
it was criticized as racist back then
Posted by: lord garth ||
07/08/2019 1:48 Comments ||
The white liberal attendees are lining up and saying "Sorry..." with tears in their eyes to pay double.
Afrofuturism is a philosophy looking at the intersection of African culture and technology. Celebrating the fictional amalgam of blackness and progress No, not launches of nifty new hacks for ankle monitors or kiosks selling bio-mods to accommodate 2kg packs in one's arse. as seen in Wakanda, ladies and gentlemen.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.