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-Lurid Crime Tales-
#him2: Democratic donor Ed Buck is accused of 'human trafficking and revenge porn' in lawsuit filed by family of first black man who died of meth overdose in the activist's West Hollywood home
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is a very weird story; as weird as the Epstein story. Missing is the picture of Schiff and Buck.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/11/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
FIRE! ... at Moscow powerplant

Posted by: 3dc || 07/11/2019 13:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I told them to defrost the turkey before deep fat frying it.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/11/2019 16:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Impressive. Russians tend to go to extremes to get attention.
Posted by: jpal || 07/11/2019 17:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Is it failing infrastructure, or dabbling maintenance workers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 18:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Another example of 'bad luck'(tm)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/11/2019 18:44 Comments || Top||

Lady Gaga becomes the latest celebrity to launch a makeup brand
[IMAGES.DAWN] I understand Max Factor, Estee Lauder, and Maybelline have gotten together to form a singing group.
Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ?Blackface?
Posted by: Vespasian Black2746 || 07/11/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

#2  She could stand an application or two of her product, but I think 'Grout' will not be a successful product line......
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/11/2019 13:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Brand name: GagGag?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/11/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Floods hit New Orleans: Gulf Coast residents brace for 2’ of rain as Tropical Storm Barry forms offshore amid warnings it could turn into a HURRICANE and make landfall by weekend
Try this link.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the post Katrina reconstructed levy system worked better than expected back in august 2012 during the hit from Hurricane Isaac

that storm passed almost directly over New Orleans and the storm surge was 10' there

however, that August the Mississippi river was much lower than it is currently

Posted by: lord garth || 07/11/2019 2:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Whoops! Moderator error (not me, for a change). Hopefully Skidmark will soon see and replace his article.

Skidmark, was it this?

Floods hit New Orleans with Gulf Coast residents bracing for two feet of rain as Tropical Storm Barry forms offshore amid warnings it could turn into a HURRICANE and make landfall by weekend
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Nicely done.
Interesting how the Brits are better informed about US than we are.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Mississippi River has been held at a steady 16.3 feet (give or take a few inches) for several months by diversion of a bunch of flow through the control structures into Lake Pontchartrain and into the Atchafalaya River system. This storm system should not raise it too much from the rain, as the River will only see the water that falls on it or gets pumped out of the city into it, which is only a tiny fraction of flow. Storm surge at the mouth of the river will reduce the gradient ('raise the back pressure') temporarily, which will reuce the river flow and back the river up into New Orleans, which would probably raise the river level to near record highs, and be a full test of the levee system.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/11/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Try this link.

Attempting to redeem myself.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/11/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Teamwork works! All the links now do, to. Thank you for stepping in, Besoeker. Count yourself redeemed, and thereby having redeemed me. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 15:39 Comments || Top||

#7  too, not to. PIMF!!

Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Is this the article without a title?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/11/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||

#9  This is indeed the article that lost its title and link for a while, Bright Pebbles. These things happen on occasion.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 17:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Not enough Cooks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 18:05 Comments || Top||

#11  SLS Rocket might drown... Is losing at multibillion $ TURKEY a loss?
Posted by: 3dc || 07/11/2019 23:19 Comments || Top||

Florida health officials warn of rabies in Disney World's Epcot theme park
Goofy foaming at the mouth. Film at 11...
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  avoid “stray dogs” and other wildlife.

That's Goofy!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/10/2019 19:20 Comments || Top||

#2  I need to get my eyes checked, I read the headline as "Florida health officials warn of babies in Disney World's Epcot theme park"

Yes, babies are indeed dangerous!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/11/2019 2:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Please be advised, Ah'm the spamcop.
Ah occasionally find the need to scrub myself.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  "You can't divorce your wife because she's insane " , "Your Honor , I didn't say she was insane , I said she was fucking Goofy. "
Posted by: Snavimble Bucket1794 || 07/11/2019 21:44 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Washington state sues Navy over expanded operations on Whidbey Island
[NavyTimes] SEATTLE ‐ Washington state sued the Navy on Tuesday over its expansion of jet operations on an island north of Seattle, saying officials failed to adequately consider the effect that additional noisy flights would have on people or wildlife.

"The Navy has an important job, and it's critical that their pilots and crews have the opportunity to train," Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a news release announcing the lawsuit. "That does not relieve the federal government of its obligation to follow the law and avoid unnecessary harm to our health and natural resources."

The Navy's public affairs office said it does not comment on litigation.

The Navy in March authorized the expansion of its Growler program by up to three dozen jets, adding to the 82 already based on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle.

The low-flying jets conduct electronic warfare to jam enemy communications and launch systems, and under the expansion plans crews would perform around 100,000 takeoffs and landings a year for the next three decades.

That, Ferguson said, could have serious effects on nearby residents. The state Health Department has outlined how exposure to noise levels similar to those at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island could disrupt children's learning and cause sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment and cardiovascular disease.

It could also disrupt the feeding and breeding of eagles and marbled murrelets, a type of seabird.

In the news release, Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp called on the federal government to strike a balance between national security and environmental preservation.

"Unregulated, unrestrained noise pollution from increased military training operations presents a clear threat to the health and solitude of our state's fragile ecosystems, treaty protected resources and endangered species," she said.

In its decision to approve the expansion plan, the Navy said the number of flights on the island would be comparable to those that occurred from the 1970s through the 1990s. It also said it would continue to invest in technologies to reduce engine and aircraft noise.

The state's lawsuit alleges violations of the National Environmental Protection Act and the federal Administrative Procedure Act. Ferguson said he intended to add claims under the Endangered Species Act.

The National Parks Conservation Association said it supports the lawsuit, noting that the flights could also affect Ebey's Landing, a historical preserve on Whidbey Island, and Olympic National Park. The association recently filed a lawsuit accusing the Navy of withholding information about noise pollution from the jets over Olympic National Park.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer wrote a letter in March to the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, rebuffing its call for additional noise monitoring and tracking of the effect on tourism. He said the Navy had already performed noise monitoring and noted it was spending $876,000 to refurbish a home at Ebey Landing built in 1860.
Just last week we saw SpaceX considering leaving Vandenberg because California objected to rocket launch/landing noise interfering with seals having sex. It must be the new game of the Left Coast Luddites

Posted by: 746 || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The sound of freedom. I actually enjoy hearing/seeing the A-10's returning from training to Davis-Monthan AFB in the evening.
Posted by: PBMcL || 07/11/2019 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course, it's nothing an abundant honorarium couldn't resolve.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/11/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Reminds me of my ENDANGERED BLACK-FOOTED SNAIL story. Engaging!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||

#4  increased military training operations ... threat to the health... state's fragile ecosystems... endangered species,
breeding of eagles and marbled murrelets

Also at risk are the double-breasted gerrymanderer (a type of bird with blue feathers that hates red caps and clean, open areas), giant Beltway turkeys and rare coattailed migrant cockatrice (beast of foreign origin, it's mating call has great appeal with certain humans).
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 13:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Laughing again, thank you.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 18:11 Comments || Top||

#6  ☺ Pleasure's all mine.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 18:25 Comments || Top||

#7  no one in Tacoma/Lakewood complains........ except a few c--t brits, but we told em thats the "sound of freedom" and F--k their dogs
Posted by: 746 || 07/11/2019 22:47 Comments || Top||

Kabul Police arrest armed robbers, seize weapons and dagger knife
[KhaamaPress] The Kabul Police arrested two armed robbers amid ongoing efforts to curb the activities of armed robbers and other criminal gangs in the city.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the police forces arrested the two armed robbers in 7th district of the city.

The statement further added that the police forces also confiscated two weapons and a large dagger knife during the operation.

The Kabul Police informed regarding the arrest of the two armed robbers amid a sharp rise in criminal incidents in the city.

This comes despite the security forces launched several crackdowns against the criminal gangs in the city.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This stuff wouldn't happen if the Taliban were still in control. It's hard to commit robberies when you're missing both hands and one foot (three time loser).
Posted by: jpal || 07/11/2019 16:06 Comments || Top||

British Ambassador Kim Darroch Resigns…
[Last Refuge] U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch (pictured left) wrote disparaging diplomatic cables about U.S. President Donald Trump. The cables were leaked to the media. Embarrassed by the publicity of the content Ambassador Darroch has resigned after President Trump called him a "pompous fool" and said the administration wouldn’t work with him.

The British Ambassador writes:

"Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador. I want to put an end to that speculation. The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like. Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador."

Various British politicians are upset about the resignation, saying the U.K. government should have done more to support their embattled Ambassador. Ultimately this is all a little funny.... The British are going bananas; and President Trump doesn’t care.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/11/2019 15:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The president could have PNG’d him for it, but didn’t. One hopes the next government over there more carefully matches personality and background with the assigned country, rather than going strictly by seniority. After all, they wouldn’t have assigned a Jewish lesbian to Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan, right? It doesn’t matter as much for support staff, but a country’s ambassador quickly becomes ineffective if he or she despises his hosts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 15:45 Comments || Top||

#2  From all their verbiage, it appears they're not really very sorry for his views. They keep repeating that it was unfortunate only that the uncouth correspondence was leaked.

"We should try to hide our hate more efficiently."

Let's see how they behave after their divorce from the Ewww!Yuchh!EU. If ever.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 15:52 Comments || Top||

Posted by: DarthVader || 07/11/2019 16:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Another Foreigner office globalist twat.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/11/2019 16:23 Comments || Top||

#5  I get the feeling that the Brits establishment still hasn't quite got over their loss of empire and prestige circa HRH Victoria.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/11/2019 17:19 Comments || Top||

#6  The only words I want to hear from foreign twits is "thank you" "yes sir" and "we're shipping out tomorrow."
Posted by: Regular joe || 07/11/2019 17:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Do the Brits give out plum ambassadorships as political favors the way we do?
Posted by: james || 07/11/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||

#8  According to something I read the other day, james, it’s strictly seniority among their diplomatic service professionals. Not at all like we do.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 20:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Ambassador Darroch certainly wasn't very diplomatic.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/11/2019 20:29 Comments || Top||

#10  the state dept guys i know (secret agents, shhhhh)hate trump a co. they're a pretty snot nosed about it too. not very becoming........
Posted by: 746 || 07/11/2019 22:45 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Radiation levels in excess of 100,000 times normal in USSR nuke sub that sank 30 years ago
[ZeroHedge and many others] Researchers in Norway have discovered radiation levels in excess of 100,000 times normal next to a Soviet-era nuclear submarine which sank in the Arctic 30 years ago - a reading which is higher than those taken 12 years ago, according to Norwegian news outlet TV2.

The Kosomolets went down in the Barents Sea in 1989, killing 42 out of its crew of 69, according to the Moscow Times. It is sitting at a depth of 1,665 meters (5,462 ft) with a severely damaged hull from sitting on the seabed for 30 years.

The radioactivity was detected near a ventilation hole which has been observed to kick up 'mysterious' dust clouds.

We have observed a kind of cloud coming out of this hole once in a while. In connection with the test in which we measured pollution, a cloud came out of the hole. This may indicate that the pollution comes out in pulses, says Heldal.

It is assumed that the ventilation hole at the top of the submarine tower is in direct contact with the reactor inside the wreck. This hole will now be monitored extra closely by the researchers the rest of the cruise, which is scheduled to be completed tomorrow. -TV2

"The results are preliminary. We will examine the samples thoroughly when we get home," said Hilde Elsie Heldal of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. Heldal believes that the plumes might be caused by ocean currents, tides or other conditions related to the movement of the ocean.

The samples were taken as part of a joint operation between Norway and Russia which set sail from northern Norway on Saturday.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  if it is 5000' below sea level the radiation near the sub could be 500 million times normal and it would be no big deal, e.g. gamma radiation loses about half its energy for every foot of water, neutrons can be a bit tougher but still get attenuated fairly quickly
Posted by: lord garth || 07/11/2019 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Could this be the source of global warming?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 4:52 Comments || Top||

#3  The pulsing is interesting. Assume some reaction with seawater - maybe just heat build-up then release?
Posted by: Beldar Johnson2341 || 07/11/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#4  If the RX vessel is cracked then that could be fuel and byproducts being chuffed out. I imagine that there's a steam bubble forming until it reaches the point of the breach and that puffs out releasing the waste.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/11/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Great - I'm looking forward to seeing Godzilla's cousin trash a few Russian cities.
Posted by: Raj || 07/11/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Glow in the dark pickled herring.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/11/2019 13:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Water doesn't neutralize it.
Local effects matter, LEM!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 18:07 Comments || Top||

Chinese military deploys armored vehicles to Europe for the first time as Chinese medics train in Germany
[MilitaryTimes] The Chinese military has deployed military personnel and armored medical vehicles to Germany for joint drills, a first for the Chinese People's Liberation Army as it attempts to forge closer ties with Europe.

The joint exercise; Combined Aid 2019; is focused on preparing troops with the medical service units of the Chinese and German armed forces to respond to humanitarian crises, such as mass casualty incidents and serious disease outbreaks, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.

The exercise follows a cooperative military medical training exercise in 2016 in Chongqing, where the PLA and the German Bundeswehr practiced responding to an imaginary earthquake scenario.

"We've seen China increasing its participation in these kinds of activities. It provides a low risk means to demonstrate its commitment to global governance, which may help reduce anxiety about its growing military capabilities," China watcher Matthew Funaiole, an expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told INSIDER.

"The PLA in the future will need to go abroad to protect China's overseas interests in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative," he explained. "If there could be some basic mutual trust and understanding with NATO forces, the risk of potential conflict could be greatly mitigated."

Jorge Benitez, a NATO expert with the Atlantic Council, told Stars and Stripes that "the presence of the Chinese military in Germany for this exercise creates very bad optics for Germany, NATO and the US and is a cheap propaganda victory for China."

Last year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) conducted its first combined exercise with the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) in waters near China's new military base in Djibouti. It marked an unprecedented level of cooperation at that time.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6527 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Thanks, "allies".

With friends like these, why do we subsidize their defense? Why are we even still in NATO? They're building a pipeline to make them dependent on the Russians we're sworn to defend them from. Some gratitude.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 07/11/2019 3:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Eurotrash trying to give themselves away... Tried to commit suicide by Muzzie. That didn't work so they called in the varsity to invade. At least the Chinese will take care of their current colonist problem.
Posted by: Thease Snusoque8218 || 07/11/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Something to connect their new Tran-Russian highway with.

I remember an old saying about the Autobahn. Don't worry about the guy trying to pass you. Worry about the guy trying to pass the guy trying to pass you.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/11/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#4  While the Chinese get to check out Europe, doesn’t this kind of thing mean the Europeans (and us quietly in the background) also get to check out their capabilities and equipment? I seem to recall that the US loves training with the kind of armies who strongly need to understand how very far they have to improve in order to be a threat. Could this be something like that?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 15:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Not just monitoring logistics and repair times but also MTTF and MTTR and emission signatures. Kool stuff.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 18:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Seems Erb is tired of the uphill swim.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 18:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Salmon usually are - before they expire, and they smell like dead fish
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2019 19:08 Comments || Top||

Woman killed in shooting at district courts
[DAWN] CHAKWAL: A young woman was killed while a passerby and an accused person were maimed in a firing incident in front of the district courts on Tuesday.

According to police, three people opened fire on four men with whom they are running a legal battle related to a murder case. On June 10, Ghulam Abbas was rubbed out in Choi Jandran village of Kallar Kahar over a petty issue.

Police booked five people in the murder case and arrested one of them. "The other four managed to secure interim bail and came to the district courts for hearing of the case on Tuesday. As they came out of the courts, three relatives of the dear departed opened indiscriminate fire on them," District Police Officer (DPO) Adil Memon told Dawn.

Aqsa Bibi, 25, from Thaneel Kamal village, who had gone to the district courts along with her brother, was hit by bullets and went titzup.

"Aqsa’s brother had to submit his documents for recruitment in the police and she was waiting for him at a roadside when the bullets hit her," the DPO said.

Another passerby, Khawaja Mehmood, from Munday village, sustained a bullet injury while one of the main accused identified as Tabbasam Abbas from Choi Jandran was also injured. He was arrested by the police and is being treated at the District Headquarters Hospital.

Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Olde Tyme Religion
Acts of GOD...in Florida
[FoxNews] Florida church is 'complete loss' after fire investigators have tied to lightning.

A spokeswoman with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News on Wednesday that a lightning strike during Tuesday’s storms in the area likely caused the blaze at the First Baptist Church of Milligan in Baker, in the Florida Panhandle.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Criticism for Monday night's off-key chorus. Try harder.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

#2  um.. God? in Florida? Doubtful.....
Posted by: Greaque Hupeng3173 || 07/11/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Or the old story of Pastor, congregate and husband arsonist covered by the 'spokeswoman'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 12:43 Comments || Top||

Ex-beauty queen says her Iraqi citizenship under threat after advocacy of Israel
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan has said that the Iraqi government seeks to strip her of the Iraqi citizenship for her supportive stances of Israel.

"Thank you, Iraq wants to do to me what they did to Iraqi Jews back in Farhoud take my citizenship & not allow me to return," Idan tweeted on Wednesday.

The move comes two weeks after Idan spoke in defense of Israel at the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Idan, who now lives in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, stressed that she will not remain silent on such hate campaigns, which she said pose a threat to "antisemitism" and violate her own rights.

"I must fight to keep it cause this is a fight not just for my rights but also against antisemitism," she said.

In her UNHRC speech last month, Idan spoke about violations of human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
in Iraq. Idan tweeted, "2 weeks ago Iraq denied my statements at the UN that I don’t have freedom to speak about Israel; now they’re taking my citizenship. This is inhumane. I’m speechless."

In November 2017, Idan sparked controversy after posing an Instagram photo with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actions have consequences.
Your Big Brother won't protect you honey.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 12:44 Comments || Top||

#2  which she said pose a threat to "antisemitism" and violate her own rights.

I shall give her the benefit of doubt and assume the Iraqi editor himself is a retard.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 13:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Miss Israel gets my vote. Grrrowl!
Posted by: jpal || 07/11/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Boston-Area MS-13 Update
It's been a while since I've seen anything on this front...
[Universal Hub] - Nelson "Inquieto" Cruz Rodriguez Cartagena, 25, was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison yesterday for his role in running an MS-13 "clique" in Everett, after which he will be subject to deportation to his native El Salvador, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity in April.

According to the feds, Rodriguez helped unmask one MS-13 member a leader thought was ratting on him and hid a gun used to fatally shoot a member of the rival 19th Street Gang in the head.

Although some of his crimes occurred in 2016 - when federal and local authorities arrested some 61 MS-13 members, Rodriquez was not indicted until 2018.
Posted by: Raj || 07/11/2019 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  after which he will be subject to deportation to his native El Salvador

Hopefully they just drop him out of the airplane a few miles off the coast.
Posted by: gorb || 07/11/2019 3:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Boosting the economy!

Think of the stimulus to home security jobs and medical needs this immigrant's presence caused!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/11/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#3  He'll be deported ... and then return many more times.

Reason to reinstate outlaw status, that is one who no longer has standing or protection of the law.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/11/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Capital punishment for importing terrorism. Done.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/11/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#5  when he paroles out if he does, will he have too keep a residence in the US since he will be on parole? I kmow felons are not allowed too leave the country while on probation or parole.
Posted by: chris || 07/11/2019 11:35 Comments || Top||

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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.
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Thu 2019-07-11
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Wed 2019-07-10
  Egyptian Court Convicts Al-Azhar Professor, Others For Spying For Iran
Tue 2019-07-09
  Hafiz Multan, Taliban’s deputy Red Unit commander killed in Kandahar
Mon 2019-07-08
  Bouteflika’s ex-party chief detained in Algeria corruption probe
Sun 2019-07-07
  Radioactive material worth $72m seized from car in Turkey
Sat 2019-07-06
  Deal between protest leaders and Sudan’s ruling generals
Fri 2019-07-05
  Second ‘son of Hamas’ leaves terror group, exposing corruption, Turkish spy ring
Thu 2019-07-04
  Wishing all Rantburgers a happy and safe Independence Day!
Wed 2019-07-03
  Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 40 killed
Tue 2019-07-02
  Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher found not guilty on murder and attempted murder charges
Mon 2019-07-01
  Seven Sudanese protesters killed, 181 wounded in Sunday demonstrations
Sun 2019-06-30
  Journalist Assaulted By Antifa/Portland - Face, Neck, Ear Injuries
Sat 2019-06-29
  Three Soldiers Killed in Philippines' Restive South, ISIS claims attack
Fri 2019-06-28
  57 Taliban militants including 10 Pakistanis killed in Ghazni clashes, airstrikes
Thu 2019-06-27
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