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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Jeffrey Epstein's cellmate sez he saved the billionaire pedophile's life during his recent suicide attempt
[MAIL] Jeffrey Epstein's cellmate says he saved the billionaire pedophile's life during his recent suicide attempt inside Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

Nicholas Tartaglione - a former NYPD officer accused of killing four men over a drug deal gone wrong - claims he found Epstein unconscious on Tuesday night.

Epstein, 66, tried to hang himself before Tartaglione, 49, quickly called for help, according to The New York Daily News.

Investigators were initially trying to determine whether Tartaglione had assaulted Epstein or whether the billionaire financier had attempted to end his own life when he was found in his cell.

Epstein was rushed to hospital with neck injuries, while Tartaglione was questioned about Epstein's behavior and mental state in the hours before he was found on the floor.
Nick was questioned "hours before," and he hadn't noticed anything? What a coincidence. How long has Nick been doing psychiatric exams ?
However, Tartaglione's attorney Bruce Barket told DailyMail.com on Friday that the pair had struck up a close friendship following Epstein's arrest on July 6.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 07:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ok, ok, ok...so I was giving him some basic Hapkido instruction and he just went limp. That's when I yelled for help.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Put him in a padded cell. Don't let him kill himself. He's far too valuable.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 07/28/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder if Jeffrey was put in that particular place to joint the famous list of deaders associated with you-know-who and you-know-who. Then no trial and no list of frequent fliers to his island would be released.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/28/2019 18:38 Comments || Top||

One KIA, ten WIA at Brooklyn, NY annual 'Old Timers Week' block party
[Mail] A 38-year-old man has died following a mass shooting at a park in New York City.

Eleven other people - including a child - were injured as a hail of gunfire erupted at Brownsville Playground in Brooklyn at around 11pm on Saturday night.

The area was teeming with locals who were out celebrating 'Old Timers Week' - an annual community block party in its 56th year.

A single shooter - still at large - is believed to be responsible for the tragedy, according to The New York Post.

Following the incident, scores of police and EMS response teams descended upon the area before victims were rushed to nearby hospitals.

Detectives were seen pacing the area, with one abandoned firearm found among discarded cups and bottles that littered the ground following the festival.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 07:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder how many rounds are in a hail.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/28/2019 21:03 Comments || Top||

#2  A buttload, Deacon.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/28/2019 21:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder how many rounds are in a hail.

About whatever you use for a four-passenger drive-by.
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 22:05 Comments || Top||

Feds probe socialite's mysterious ocean ‘charity' over links to Jeffrey Epstein
[NYP] A mysterious do-nothing charity founded by Jeffrey Epstein’s socialite gal pal is being investigated by the FBI for possible links to the convicted pedophile, The Post has learned.

The TerraMar Project was incorporated in London and Delaware in 2012, purportedly to raise awareness of environmental and other issues facing the oceans, and exclusively funded by hundreds of thousands in loans by heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, public filings show.
Please have your TerraMar passports ready. We'll be landing soon.
Maxwell, 57, the daughter of the late British media mogul Robert Maxwell, has been accused by three women of procuring girls to work as sex slaves for convicted pedophile Epstein, according to court filings. Two of the women said both Maxwell and Epstein sexually assaulted them. She has not been charged with a crime.

Maxwell was listed as president of TerraMar, and her Upper East Side home was its official office. She pumped $283,429 into it between 2012 and 2017. In that time, the so-called charity gave out a total of $874 in grants.

Between 2002 and 2005, Epstein used his private jets ‐ dubbed the "Lolita Express" ‐ to shuttle girls for sex between his estates in New York, Palm Beach, Fla., and the Virgin Islands, according to prosecutors.

Related: Bus Insider - Ghislaine Maxwell abruptly torpedoed her oceanic non-profit in the wake of the scandal surrounding her associate Jeffrey Epstein

Related: Before It's News - Did Child Sex-Traffickers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell Have Access to Luxury Submarine and Submerged Car Fleet Via TerraMar Project? - Maxwell Found Unresponsive? TerraMar Project Cease Operations - Madeleine McCann Connection? - Trump Epstein Links Grow
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 00:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [411 views] Top|| File under:


On LinkedIn, Epstein describes himself as a "science philanthropist".

His profile says: "Mr Epstein has contributed to many important scientific endeavours and conferences.

"His work has supported eminent scientists around the world, Nobel laureates and well-known luminaries such as Stephen Hawking."


TerraMar oceanographic conferences, no one gets bored here. Be sure and stay for the submersible ride.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  The Clinton Foundation - Sustainable Oceans Alliance: Impacting the SGDs.

In 2013, the Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) committed to mobilize the international community and the public at large on the importance of the Oceans and the Seas and to ensure that the 193 Member States of the United Nations recognize and incorporate oceans in the Sustainable Development Goals, to be adopted in 2015. This two pronged approach will mobilize Member States of the United Nations to include Oceans in the SDGs and the global campaign will engage citizens around the world to have a say in the effective and efficient management, and preservation of oceans and seas. By including Oceans and Seas in the SDGs, governments will be able to develop national plans and strategies for the protection of the oceans. One of the overarching goals of the Alliance is to build a coalition of the broad range of actors in this field and provide a unified voice to bring about more cohesion in the balance between humans and marine life.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Love the cliches in that Clinton document, Besoeker. You could create an algorithm that would generate such mind-numbing junk based on a single prompt. The output would be larded with all these oily phrases:

mobilize the international community
two pronged approach global campaign
engage citizens around the world
effective and efficient management
develop national plans and strategies
overarching goals
build a coalition of
broad range of actors
unified voice

Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 6:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, enough to give Al Gore the tingle.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 7:00 Comments || Top||

#5  She has not been charged with a crime.

And why is that?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/28/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#6  She was very likely a gov't agent. If we dig too far, we'll undoubtedly discover which government. (See foundation logo and link at #2 for assistance).
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Her father was an israeli agent.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Anyone have any idea about the nature of the hook this guy had on Les Wexner?
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||

#9  You tell us, Lex. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 18:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Can only be girls or money laundering.
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 22:36 Comments || Top||

Obese trans woman who filed human rights complaint against salons that refused to pluck his/her/its genitalia accused of engaging in 'inappropriate sexual behaviors' with a 14-year-old girl
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Jessica Yaniv, from Vancouver, B.C., filed an official complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal in 2018 but was only recently publicly named

  • She alleged that more than a dozen salons in the area refused services like manicures, facials and waxing — Brazilian and otherwise — because she is trans

  • She insists she was discriminated against and that salons did so in a bigoted way

  • At least one salon owner named in the complaint said she'd be fine waxing a post-op trans woman but didn't feel comfortable waxing male genitals

  • Since Yaniv was named in the case she has been accused of inappropriate sexual communication with a minor by Jessica Rumpel, who says she was 14 at the time
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [385 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He won't last long in prison.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/28/2019 12:11 Comments || Top||

#2  It's a "she", Iblis.

I'm going to guess at this point the salon owner can save some money by not hiring a lawyer?
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 16:45 Comments || Top||

#3  It's not a 'she', Gorb. And I think pointing out that over and over is probably the most important thing anyone can do right now.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/28/2019 16:49 Comments || Top||

#4  I just make sure to include the scare quotes. That way it's obvious what you're saying and you can get away before the SJWs come to the conclusion that you need to be stoned to death.
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 17:04 Comments || Top||

#5  "IT" has tried to set up parent-free topless activities for 12 and under (Do a search). IT gets the attention "IT" wanted, good and hard
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2019 17:13 Comments || Top||

#6  That. Thing. Has. Got. To. Die.

I can't bear the sight of it.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 17:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Yeah, It's so bad, Fred should put it in the archives.
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 18:45 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
July 2019 European heat wave
[Wikipedia] The July 2019 Western European heat wave is an ongoing period of exceptionally hot weather, resulting in record-breaking high temperatures in five Western European countries: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.[1] It follows after an unusually hot June heat wave, and has been caused by a strong omega block,[2] specifically by hot and dry air from North Africa, trapped between cold storm systems.

The heat wave set new all-time national heat records in five countries. The previous records were exceeded by 3 °C (5.4 °F) in Belgium, by 2.9 °C (5.2 °F) in Luxembourg, by 2.1 °C (3.8 °F) in Germany and the Netherlands, and by 0.2 °C (0.36 °F) in the United Kingdom.

More at link, including larger images

This is what happen when you let Muslims invade, everywhere the Muslims go, the land turn brown.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/28/2019 07:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  all these temperatures are preliminary and need to be audited before the record goes in the book

once upon a time the hottest temp recorded was in El Azizia, Libya at 58C in 1922 but a few years ago that was audited and disqualified

the audit looks for unexplained temperature spikes, local sources of heat such as jet exhaust and compares the recording station with other nearby stations
Posted by: lord garth || 07/28/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

Zoo keeper impregnate’s female orang, says it was consensual
[PULSE.NG] A 38-year-old zoo keeper was filmed in full action by a series of hidden cameras put in place by the zoo’s security officials after doubts emerged about the man’s devious actions towards the zoo animals.

"Some animals seemed sexually aroused when it was time to feed them" explains Akhiroel Yahya, employee of the zoo for 14 years.

"But what made us most suspicious was when we discovered Marylin, our oldest orangutan, was pregnant. She has never been in contact with any other orangutans because of her aggressive nature, so it didn’t make any sense" he said, visibly troubled by the news.

Confused zoo officials admitted that it took them sometime before being able to explain what had actually happened.

"At first, we clearly did not comprehend what had happened," admits the zoo’s director, Abdoel Hakim.

"Marilyn has been secluded for the past 10 years, it was a total mystery," he added.

"It is only when we placed several hidden cameras that we learned the horrible truth" he admits, visibly angered by the whole situation.

a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
when confronted by local authorities, the offender denied any wrong doing on his part."He said everything he had done was consensual," explains police chief Abubakar Jaar. "He said he loved each and everyone of the animals and was very sorry he had impregnated the orangutan," he told local news hounds.

"He says he did not know orangutans could get pregnant from humans," he added.

If many experts believe the man could not have impregnated the female orangutan, some specialists claim a rare genetic predisposition could explain the unexplainable. "Contrary to popular belief, the orangutan species is much closer to the human species than chimpanzees. We share practically the same DNA code, with only minute differences, which could explain the orangutan falling pregnant from this man" explains Paleobiologist Bachtiar Pado Panghulu, of the University of Jakarta.

Particularly in Indonesia, the genetic profile of some of the population is extremely close to the orangutan species, leading us to believe they’re might have been a common ancestor to both species only a few hundred thousand years ago."
That is one explanation, certainly. Another is that Indonesia has long had a surplus of zookeepers. (Ick.)
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [437 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is this the Indonesian equivalent of the Bee?
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2  He said he loved each and everyone of the animals

He's been doing it to the giraffes too ?! No wonder they shy away from bananas now. Creep.

Particularly in Indonesia, the genetic profile of some of the population is extremely close to the orangutan species, - 'Experts'

Apparently they ain't seen Georgia yet.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#3  There used to be this free local rag called the Boston Phoenix, which was infamous for basically running ads for all sorts of hookups. The first one my buddy mike ever showed me was 'Big bear looking for little cub to play.' I'll leave it to your imagination to figure that out.
Posted by: Raj || 07/28/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Is this what a pan-sexual is? (do I need to put a /sarc on that or do we need to wait for the next idiocy from academia to validate it?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Smash bestophobia!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2019 8:51 Comments || Top||

#6  ... was engaged in 'animal husbandry' till he was caught at it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Can't wait to see the kid.
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Something like this would explain Trump... /s
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/28/2019 11:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Isn't that the definition of a species? They can't breed with other species? Do we need to rethink?
Posted by: Iblis || 07/28/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#10  Horse + donkey = mule

the second part is that the offspring is not infertile. If the offspring is unable to reproduce its not viable.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

#11  But what made us most suspicious was when we discovered Marylin, our oldest orangutan, was pregnant.

Likes the GOILFs, eh? His friends are going to tease him no end when they find out.
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||

#12  "the second part is that the offspring is not infertile."

Let's hope.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/28/2019 16:50 Comments || Top||

#13  Orang + zookeeper = democrat
Posted by: anymouse || 07/28/2019 22:37 Comments || Top||

#14  Planet of the Apes is a documentary from the future.
Posted by: Hupaish Slutch5711 || 07/28/2019 23:34 Comments || Top||

Eight dead, 60 hurt as quakes shake northern Philippine isles
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring about 60 and causing substantial damage.

The quakes collapsed houses built of stone and wood, arousing residents from sleep, said Roldan Esdicul, who heads the Batanes provincial disaster-response office.

"Our bed and everything were swaying from side to side like a hammock," Esdicul told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named by cellphone from Basco town, the quiet provincial capital. "We all ran out to safety."

More than 1,000 residents of hard-hit Itbayat island - nearly half of the island’s population of mostly fishermen - were advised not to return to their homes and stay in the town plaza as successive aftershocks shook the region, he said.

"The maimed are still being brought in," Itbayat Mayor Raul de Sagon told a local radio station. He said more doctors may be needed if the number of injured from interior villages rises.

The Philippine seismology agency said the quakes measured 5.4 and 5.9. A third quake magnitude 5.7 struck later Saturday.

Esdicul said he was already in his office with the provincial governor when the second and more powerful quake struck about three hours after the first shock. "We have to hold on because you can’t stand or walk. It was that strong," he said.

The initial quake severely cracked the bell tower of the island’s old limestone church, the 19th-century Santa Maria de Mayan, a popular tourist attraction. The tower collapsed when the second temblor hit the island, he said.

An Itbayat hospital was damaged but remained open. An air force helicopter and a plane were en route to Batanes to help ferry and provide aid to victims.

Itbayat, part of the Batanes Islands, has a population of about 2,800 people and lies in the Luzon Strait that separates the Philippines and Taiwan. The islands are famous for their stone-built houses, coral walls and cogon grass roofs.

Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:

Couple decide not to have children because of climate change
[YAHOO] A newlywed couple are willing to give up their dream of starting a family in order to help save the planet.

Ella Starling, 27, and her husband Jackson, 29, are committed environmental activists and had always planned to have children together.

But the couple fear that the “planet is not right for a baby” and after extensively researching the risks that come hand-in-hand with climate change, have drawn to the conclusion that bringing a child into the world would be “unfeasible” right now.

“The decision to not have children hurts, but I am not convinced the future of our planet is right for a baby,” Ella admitted. “I get a lump in my throat every time I think about not having a family but until the government responds and takes action, I refuse to have a family.”

The newlyweds from Pembrokeshire believe that over the next decade, the world will face higher death rates due to increased air pollution, the regularity of extreme weather and food shortages caused by crop failure.
One of Mr. Wife’s nieces just gave birth to her third child, while the other niece is about to pop out her fourth. Both are conservative, happily married, and gainfully employed, so clearly, like the English royal duchesses, the Trump kids, and Chelsea Clinton, there are those of that generation who are not troubled by such unscientific scruples. Former part-time daughter just had her third (their first), too, and my brother’s stepson just had his first.
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Climate-Darwin Award winners.
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Good. The woman sounds exactly like the kind of mothers who drown their babies in bathwater, chatting up with Auntie Leslie on video-call. Or are seen taken away by cops amid murmurs of recurring SIDS cases in the family.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  It's probably better they not reproduce.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#4  ...and after extensively researching the risks that come hand-in-hand with climate change,

...a reasonable person should have drawn the exact opposite conclusion. When I used to read Deadspin (I quit about a year ago), there was this one writer who was positively in doomsayer mode, writing about imposing a carbon tax and the usual garbage. I wrote to him - 'Of all the hundreds, perhaps thousands of alarmist predictions made by people about our climate over the past forty years, name me one that turned out to be right. Just one'. Naturally I never got a response.

For me this is all you need to do to bury some nitwit parading this nonsense around.
Posted by: Raj || 07/28/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#5  The movie was intended for entertainment not as a How To guide.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Good. Let your defective line die out.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/28/2019 9:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Could be a good thing that this couple elected to not have children.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/28/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

#8  There used to be a sect (the Shakers?) that decided reproduction was sinful, therefor prohibited. Oddly enough, after a few years there weren't any more Shakers. We can only hope that the Climate sect will go the same way. Unlike the Shakers, however, they can do a lot of damage before they're gone.
Posted by: PBMcL || 07/28/2019 14:19 Comments || Top||

#9  The Shakers were never in charge of the gov't to impose their lunacy on others.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/28/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Wow. I learn something new everyday at The 'Burg.

PBMcL, two are left ! Their moms and dads did the dirty it seems. Let's hope they don't.
The two last Shakers Darwin forgot.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#11  doubt theyll make nice furniture as a legacy...

just a debt
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2019 15:30 Comments || Top||

#12  Thanks, Dron. I stand corrected!
Posted by: PBMcL || 07/28/2019 17:19 Comments || Top||

#13  Just a convenient fig leaf. What they meant to say was, "We're having too much fun gratifying our needs to waste money on some stupid kid."
Posted by: KBK || 07/28/2019 22:30 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Brazen Attacks Caught On Camera Around Baltimore, Reward Being Offered
[BALTIMORE.CBSLOCAL] Brazen attacks were caught on camera around Baltimore and police are asking the public for help in solving the crimes.

Video first obtained by WJZ shows the attack on a civilian employee of the Baltimore City Police Department, who was stomped on the head by a group of teens riding Lime scooters. The suspects continue to remain on the lam.

These videos are really disturbing but we wanted to show them to you so that someone out there can help solve this crime. It also shows the brutality. This employee gets kicked in the head, again and again.

This case is just one in a series of bold crimes that have happened in Baltimore city.

Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And why is it, pray tell, that the president is wrong to blast Baltimore's leaders and congressmen for presiding over the creation of such an anarchic, violent, massively corrupt $hithole?
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  It is a freakin cesspool. Try walking around, "white" or black after sundown.
Posted by: anymouse || 07/28/2019 3:38 Comments || Top||

#3  See? It's not a 'disgusting, rat and rodent infested' district. It's a crime-ridden district, too!
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#4  "He who has an explosive temper and is easily angered is likely to be moved by enemy insults" - Sun Tzu

Forcing the Socialists to defend the Squad. Forcing the Socialist to defend their urban failures. The game is on!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 You would think that by this time, even a rat would have learned not to take the bait.

We're always sending Congresscritters on fact-finding missions to Paris or the French Riviera. How about a night-time fact finding mission to west Bmore?
Posted by: Matt || 07/28/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#6  What is President Trump doing quietly while people are busy being outraged at the latest move of his laser pointer?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2019 11:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Good catch, tw.
No doubt he's making plans (among other things) to spend $2.5b in DoD money on the wall. His opponents are morons.
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 12:37 Comments || Top||

#8  TW,
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

Johnson tells EU: ditch the backstop or there will be no-deal Brexit
[AlAhram] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union on Saturday that the Irish backstop, which he said was undemocratic, needed to be ditched if they were to strike a Brexit divorce deal.
Johnson, since taking office on Wednesday, has repeatedly warned that if the EU continues to refuse to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement agreed by his predecessor, Theresa May, then he will take Britannia out on Oct. 31 without a deal.

His biggest demand is that the most hotly contested element of the Brexit divorce agreement - the Irish border backstop - be struck out of the Withdrawal Agreement, a demand that has angered Ireland and perturbed other EU capitals.

"If we get rid of the backstop, whole and entire, then we are making a lot of progress," Johnson said, when asked if it is was only the Irish border backstop that he wanted changed.

Speaking before a Stephenson's Rocket, a 19th century steam locomotive, in the northern England city of Manchester, Johnson dedicated most of his speech to improving public services, transport and the internet and driving up economic growth.

European leaders are prepared to talk with Britannia's new leader over Brexit but have so far insisted they will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement. Many EU diplomats think the United Kingdom will hold a snap election soon.

Johnson said he did not want a no-deal Brexit, which investors fear will send shock waves through global markets and hurt the world's economy, but that the United Kingdom had to prepare for a no-deal.

Ireland is crucial to any Brexit solution, or any Brexit meltdown.

The backstop is an insurance policy designed to prevent the return of border controls along the 500 km (300 mile) land border between Ireland and Britannia's province of Northern Ireland that were ended by the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the question of the unification of Ireland and Northern Ireland will inevitably arise if Britannia leaves the EU without a divorce deal on Oct. 31.

"The approach of the UK government is not going to be disengaged or aloof or waiting for them to come to us: we are going to try to solve this problem and we are going to do it in a spirit of friendship and cooperation," Johnson said.

"But we can't do it as long as that anti-democratic backstop, that backstop that seeks to divide our country, divide the UK, remains in place," he said. "We need to get it out and then we can make progress, I think."

The Withdrawal Agreement that May struck in November with the EU says the United Kingdom will remain in a customs union "unless and until" alternative arrangements are found to avoid a hard border.

Many British politicians oppose the prospect of being bound to EU rules and customs duties that would prevent Britannia doing its own trade deals and leave it overseen by EU judges.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So let Ireland stay in the EU, tell Varadkar to go eff himself, and then brexit. Trump has already said you can count on him for favorable trade arrangements. What's so difficult about this ? Let Ireland strike out on their own.

I figure this 'backstop' nonsense is only to obfuscate the issue that they cannot brexit come Oct or whatever. The british people are in for a ride. He's nothing like Trump, the Gary Busey fan club ticket notwithstanding.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

UK Conservatives surge in opinion poll as Johnson becomes PM
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Britannia’s Conservative Party has opened up a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party after Boris Johnson took over as prime minister, an opinion poll published on Saturday showed.

The YouGov poll for the Sunday Times newspaper put Johnson’s Conservatives on 31%, up six percentage points from the previous poll, while Labour was on 21%, up two points.

The Liberal Democrats were down three points on 20% and the new Brexit Party, led by veteran eurosceptic Nigel Farage, was down four points on 13%.

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Caribbean-Latin America
Drug Suspects Desperately Dump Cocaine In Coast Guard Boat Chase
I'm thinking the Coast Guard ought to chase them just enough to get them to dump their load overboard, then just turn around and head back to base. No news reports, no nothing. Let the smugglers explain what happened and see how well things go for them.
The U.S. Coast Guard recorded on video a frantic boat crew desperately dumping what officials said were huge bags of cocaine into the sea during a high-speed chase in the eastern Pacific earlier this month.

Despite loads going overboard, the Coast Guard managed to confiscate thousands of pounds of the drug in the July 18 nail-biter chase, officials announced.

Coast Guard crew members "apprehended the suspected smugglers and seized approximately 2,300 pounds of cocaine from the vessel," the Coast Guard said in a statement Friday.

That operation and a series of others in international waters off Mexico and Central and South America beginning in late June netted an astounding total of 26,000 pounds of cocaine valued at $350 million, according to officials. The cocaine was confiscated from six suspected drug-smuggling vessels ‐ and plucked from the sea as floating bales of cocaine. The 13-ton haul was transported to San Diego and unloaded from the Coast Guard cutter Steadfast on Friday.

"This was 26,000 pounds of cocaine that will not make it to the main streets of the U.S.A.," said Coast Guard district commander Rear Adm. Peter Gautier. "We know that with a supply chain of illegal narcotics, at every single step there’s violence, instability and despair."

Earlier this month Coast Guard crew members leaped on a submarine allegedly packed with cocaine in another successful James-Bond-like operation.

Check out the latest adventure of derring-do in the video up top.
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 04:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  'Sanctions' from the corrupt coming to the heroic coast guard soon ? At least they'll try.

"We must replace their boats with green, electric ones !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 6:36 Comments || Top||

#2  The 80’s called. They want their headline back.
Posted by: Slats B. Hayes1535 || 07/28/2019 16:07 Comments || Top||

Vessels caught running away from Coast Card vessels should have 50 cal stitches applied to the superstructure descending to the waterline until the vessel stops or sinks.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/28/2019 18:43 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Hospitalized : Acute Putinitis Scare
Moscow (CNN)Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been hospitalized with an "acute allergic reaction"
How it usually looks at first
after being placed in special detention, according to a spokesperson. Navalny, Russia's most outspoken opposition figure, was detained by police on Wednesday following a sweep of opposition candidates in the days leading up to anti-government demonstrations in the capital on Saturday.

Writing on Instagram, Navalny said he was detained as he left his apartment to go on a jog. "People are right when they say that sport is not always good for your health," he quipped.

"I have been detained and am now at a police station wearing shorts like a stupid man."
I like this guy. Hate for him to waste away on a bed now.
He was sentenced to 30 days in prison for allegedly violating the country's protest laws. Navalny had called for demonstrations over the weekend after the disqualification of opposition candidates for Russian municipal elections.

That's no ordinary case of the shits, I tell you.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 12:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:

Moscow police arrest hundreds at banned rally for fair elections
[DAWN] Police in Moscow said they arrested more than 1,000 people on Saturday at a banned opposition protest calling for city authorities to reverse decisions to exclude key opposition candidates from the ballot paper.

The protest was the latest in a wave of demonstrations calling for fair local elections in the capital.

Around 3,500 people erupted into the streets for the unauthorised rally, according to official figures. Several of the arrests were violent and police used batons against protesters, AFP news hounds at the scene saw.

In all, "1,074 people have been arrested for a variety of offences during an unauthorised demonstration in the centre of the capital", Moscow police were quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.

The rally came a week after the capital's biggest protest in years, when some 22,000 marchers called on officials to reverse rulings and allow opposition activists to stand for the city council in September.

Since then Sherlocks have raided the homes and headquarters of several disqualified candidates, while top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
for 30 days for calling the fresh protest.

"Honestly, I'm scared," 42-year-old IT worker Alexei Sprizhitsky told AFP at the demonstration on Saturday.

He said the last time he had seen this level of pressure on activists was in 2012, when President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
's return to the Kremlin after four years as prime minister sparked popular dissent.

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Thousands defy police ban, march in Hong Kong district
[ARABNEWS] Thousands of protesters began marching Saturday in a Hong Kong district despite police warnings that their presence would spark confrontations with local residents.

Demonstrators wearing black streamed through Yuen Long, the area where a mob brutally attacked people in a commuter rail station last Sunday.

Police refused to grant permission for Saturday’s procession, citing a high-security risk. But protesters still moved forward in a show of defiance against the unknown assailants who beat dozens of people while wearing white in opposition to the pro-democracy movement’s trademark black.

The streets of Yuen Long became a sea of umbrellas as the march kicked off in the afternoon. A symbol going back to the Occupy Central protests that shook Hong Kong in 2014, umbrellas have become tools to help protesters conceal their identities from police cameras as well as shields against tear gas and pepper spray.

A few hours before the march began, a man was arrested in Yuen Long for hurting another with a knife, Hong Kong police said. The man is suspected of common assault.

Massive demonstrations began in Hong Kong last month against an extradition bill that would have allowed suspects to face trial in mainland China, where critics say their rights would be compromised. The bill was eventually suspended, but protesters’ demands have grown to include direct elections, the dissolution of the current legislature and an investigation into alleged police brutality in the Chinese territory.
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Google stumbles, DuckDuckGo surges
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under:

#1  DDG works just fine and it isn't Google or Microsoft - what more do you need?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/28/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Go DuckDuckGo. Google is a partisan group that engages in left-wing politics.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/28/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Search for black violence on google and you see blacks fearing for their lives under white oppression in Cincinnati. On DDG, its completely different.

I call it censorial relativity.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 10:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Been using DDG almost exclusively for a year now. Some observations:

1. Google still knows everything I do.
2. Results on DDG are, for the most part, identical to those of Google.
3. DDG doesn't seem any more inclined to serve up 'conservative' results than does Google.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/28/2019 12:11 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm rooting for DDG but the reality is that GOOG's algorithms have vastly more, and more varied, input variables with which to generate results.

G. knows what's in your Gmail.
G. knows where you live and where you work.
G. knows which real-world trips you've planned and places you've visited.
G. knows what's in your transaction receipts, travel bookings, political donations and meetings, medical appointments and bills, books you buy and concerts you watch and films and music you stream.
G. knows what's in the photos accompanying EVERYTHING you see on the web.
G. gets beacon data from apps on your phone that, whether you know or not, are recording your voice when they run in the background while you talk.

And even if all of the above behavioral events, touchpiunts abd related data are anonymize, G. can still correlate your behaviors and make good inferences about your next behaviors based on those correlations.

G.is a black box. It needs to be cracked open and broken up.
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#6  I think mozilla has completely joined the bog tech bandwagon. TOR's a good alternative.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 13:14 Comments || Top||

#7  https://dissenter.com/download

Comment anywhere on a secure brave browser fork.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2019 15:55 Comments || Top||

France tells Trump: Don’t mix digital taxes and wine tariffs
Is that likely to be effective?
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday La Belle France would proceed with its tax on the revenues of big technology firms and urged the United States not to bring trade tariffs into the debate on how to fairly raise levies on digital services.

Le Maire was responding to US President Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
’s threat to tax French wines in retaliation for La Belle France’s digital services tax, which Trump says unjustly targets US companies.

"It’s in our interest to have a fair digital tax," Le Maire told news hounds. "Please do not mix the two issues. The key question now is how we can we get consensus on fair taxation of digital activities."
What activity justifies theft digital taxes?
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump warns Macron against 'provocations'. Let's see how much Macron wants to be seen as a 'bad guy' by Trump.
Posted by: Clavitle Bucket4299 || 07/28/2019 14:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Dont treat us like we treat you! So French.

Why is ANY tax on something the government has had nothing but obstructed fair?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2019 15:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought wine went with everything . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||

France warns Johnson against ‘provocations’ ahead of Macron meeting
[DAWN] Boris Johnson will travel to La Belle France to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in the next few weeks, French officials said on Friday, while warning the new British premier against "posturing" and "provocations."

The 41-year-old French leader, who has said he is happy to be considered the "bad guy" in the Brexit negotiations, is set to be a key figure during the tricky and potentially bad-tempered talks in the months ahead.
"Mommy says I'm a bad boy"
Macron extended the invitation to Johnson in a call late on Thursday from his official summer vacation residence in the south of La Belle France, the fort of Bregancon, where he is expected to stay for the next three weeks, said an aide.

But in a sign of wariness in La Belle France about Johnson’s anti-EU rhetoric, La Belle France’s Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
Minister Amelie de Montchalin urged Britannia’s new leader to work on creating a working relationship with his partners on the continent. "From our side, we need to be responsible," she told La Belle France 2 television.

"That means being clear, predictable and it means on the other side that we need to create a working relationship, that there aren’t games, posturing, provocations." The timing of the meeting between Macron and Johnson was unclear. The British prime minister is due in La Belle France to attend the G7 meeting of developed nations in Biarritz on August 24-26. "In any case, we want to work with him .. and we need to," Montchalin added.

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Nice Weekend, Groot: Six in Sixteen Hours
[Second City Cop] A 29-year-old man was found slain Saturday afternoon on the South Side, the sixth homicide in about 16 hours.

It happened about 2:35 p.m., when officers responded to the 6700 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said.

The victim, an unidentified 29-year-old man, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the forehead.

He was pronounced dead on the scene, and police offered no further details.

HeyJackass.com has the city just six homicides short of Three Hundred.
Five now
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2019 08:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the forehead."

Ayuh, usually works that way...
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/28/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Chicago is on path to a record with 5 months to go. Some might call it "herd-thinning" of gang-bangers. Unfortunately, there are often innocent victims.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/28/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Commonly refered to as "DRT"; Dead Right There.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/28/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

Man arrested for exposing himself, sexually harassing girls in Lahore
[DAWN] Lahore police have arrested a man who chased a group of girls and sexually harassed them on the road earlier this week, it emerged on Saturday.

The action was taken after a social media user on Thursday described the ordeal she and her friends went through in a series of tweets.

The girl, who is a student, stated that she was returning home along with a group of girls while travelling in a cycle of violence rickshaw when a man on a cycle of violence started chasing them on Raiwind Road.

After coming as close to the rickshaw as possible, the suspect started exposing himself to the girls, the tweet said.

The girl said she then took out her cellphone and captured photos of the harasser and his cycle of violence's number plate. "This is the kind of society where girls are afraid to go out. We have to stand against such behaviour," the text accompanying the photos on Twitter said.

Taking notice of the girl's account, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) BA Nasir ordered immediate action against the suspect. In the photos posted on social media, the suspect was seen wearing a helmet but his cycle of violence number was clearly legible.

On directions of the CCPO, a special police team lead by Saddar Superintendent of Police (SP) Ahsan Saifullah started an investigation and apprehended the suspect in a matter of hours after using the lead from the video and photos posted by the victims. A case was registered against him under Sections 294 (obscene acts and songs in public) and 268 (public nuisance) of the Pakistain Penal Code.

The victims complained that the suspect made derogatory comments and attempted to harass them sexually.

According to police, the suspect is an engineer and a Hafiz-e-Koran who led Taraweeh prayers in Ramazan. Police said the man has been accused of committing similar offences in the past well. When called up by police, his family said they were not aware of his behaviour.

Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anthony Weiner??
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

Police pick up suspect from Bhara Kahu in girl’s rape case
[DAWN] ISLAMABAD: A young man was picked up by the capital police from Bhara Kahu area in connection with the rape and murder attempt case of a four-year-old girl after the victim identified him, Dawn has learnt.

"A female assistant commissioner recorded the statement of the girl about a week ago at a private ward of Pakistain Institute of Medical Sciences where she was getting medical treatment," officials privy to the investigation said.

The girl stated that she was playing outside her house along with her brother in rain, the officials said, adding that she returned home after her brother left to buy bread for neighbours.

Quoting the girl, the officials said she went to the terrace of her house to enjoy the weather when her neighbour frightened her, saying there were demons on the terrace.

Shortly afterwards, she came down and again went outside the house where the neighbour was present, the officials quoted her, adding that later he took her to the nearby bushes where the rape and murder attempt incident took place.

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Indian police made four arrests on Friday after a mob of villagers brutally beat to death a tigress that had attacked local people
[TWITTER] Ummm... The tiger attacked people. the people beat it to death, and they arrested the people? That makes sense, of a sort. I guess. If you look at it just right.

Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That makes sense, of a sort. I guess...

The dissonance is understandable. It's really the bleak reality of Indian gummints. The preservation/forest authorities will take hours to get to the scene with their needles and funny looking pop rifles. In the mean time, you have an indignant mob with parents of children eaten or attacked by wildlife and no recourse.

The local authorities have vested interests in driving out forest dwelling communities so they can possess and sell the land cheap to friends of the ruling gummints, for mining, wood, constructions, etc. They will arrest a forest villager for peeing on a tree and call it 'illegal deforestation'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Would give a wide berth to people who beat tigers to death. Just saying.
Posted by: jpal || 07/28/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#3  And the brave police show up to arrest some folks long after the danger had passed.
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2019 16:43 Comments || Top||

Rescuers in #India on Saturday safely evacuated all 700 passengers from a train after it got stuck in monsoon floodwaters

Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The first photo makes me think of the early train scene showing Peachy Carnahan and the Kipling stand-in / journalist narrator in The Man Who Would Be King. Not much change since the 1880s ...
Posted by: Lex || 07/28/2019 1:19 Comments || Top||

Cyprus police arrest British woman in rape claim, all Israelis released
[Jpost] Shades of Christine Blasey Ford
The release of the Israelis is probably in response to the girl changing her version of the story, which harmed her accountability and brought to the decision to release the suspects.

The 19 year old British tourist who was allegedly gang-raped by 12 Israelis in Cyprus' Ayia Napa was arrested on Sunday, as the Israelis were released after the girl admitted that the sexual intercourse was done with her consent, according to Israeli media.

The girl falsely reported of rape, after she got angry with the youths who took videos and pictures of the act, a version that led to the decision to release the suspects and her arrest on the claims of giving false testimony.

Attorney Nir Jeslovich, who represents some of the Israeli suspects claimed that "As I have argued throughout the process there was no rape in Cyprus, the young men who went on a vacation that became a nightmare will go home today, and everyone will return to their homes and families. The Cyprus Police conducted a thorough professional investigation."

Originally, 12 Israelis were arrested for the alleged rape that occurred in Cyprus' Ayia Napa, after a 19 year old British tourist who claimed that the suspects gang raped her in a hotel room, although she admitted to have willingly gone to the hotel room with one of the Israelis, but claimed that the other 11 showed up and raped her.

Three Israelis have admitted to have had sexual intercourse with the girl, but claimed that it done with her consent, while the other nine denied having any physical contact with her.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2019 09:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't stick it in crazy, guys. And a woman who wants 12 of you at once is crazy.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/28/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#2  What are nice religious boys doing sticking it in anything they aren’t married to? I’m very glad they hadn’t raped the woman, but this is not much better.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2019 12:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember the feast of Balaam ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 12:42 Comments || Top||

#4  ^^^ Ahh no, before my time i believe!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/28/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

#5  I doubt the boys were very religious. It is possible but troublesome to get kosher food on Cyprus and most religious Jews don't go there for extended stays (although there are a number of Jewish Israeli marriages there to avoid the heavy hand of the Israeli Orthodox Rabbinate).
Posted by: lord garth || 07/28/2019 13:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Really ?

Story goes, Balaam was a diviner, called a prophet but a low-down, wannabe (D) congressman . He loved filthy lucre and was asked by Israel's enemy, Balak to try to get Gawd Awmighty hisself to mess up the Israelites some, since only Gawd Awmighty hisself could ever do anything to 'em.

God wouldn't let Balaam convince Himself or give in to his fake propaganda with doctored CNN coverage of Israel's sins or his entreaties. No. He just wouldn't turn on Israel.

Balaam knows only way for God to beat on Isael is if Israel does something really wrong. Like wantonly copulate with idolator she-bitches from Midian.

Balaam advises Balaak to organize a feast and invite Israeli boys. A 'Youth Bible Retreat' as it were. It should start as a devout singing and clapping hymn session, but as the evening progresses, the DJ changes tracks and the forbidden Midianite Kardashiansseductresses shed their hijabs and start gyrating like Cher to "Amazing Grace". Soon, they're doing the "Onward christian soldier" hand in hand, with breast bumps and twerks. The night ends with saliva exchanged and condoms bought in a rush to the barns. TW correct me if I'm wrong and excuse the impiety.

Gawd Awmighty is now ticked off ! Gawd Awmighty brings down the weight of the unforgiving universe on Israel. He's like that often, no explanations. Someone jumps in to save the day later, but you get the gist of it.

The lesson was - these boys shouldn't be fucking around with un-kosher bitches. It's all their enemy needs to see them defeated.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/28/2019 14:07 Comments || Top||

#7  I doubt the boys were very religious.

lord garth, photos and videos in the Times of Israel version of the story show lads in skinny jeans and kippas, suggesting Modern Orthodox to me.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Dron66046, that was a good one, nice way of explaining the situation.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/28/2019 23:53 Comments || Top||

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