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-Lurid Crime Tales-
A$AP Rocky Freed From Jail. Verdict Pending.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/02/2019 16:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:


Rep. Devin Nunes: James Comey having mismarked 'secret' memo at home was illegal
[Washington Insider] Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said one particular memo that former FBI Director James Comey gave to agents one month after being fired should never have made it to his house.

FBI documents unveiled this week show special agents arriving at Comey's home in June 2017 to collect his memos, which were largely contemporaneous notes on the former FBI director's interactions with President Trump during the transition period and early months of his administration.

This FBI log showed, "Comey observed that the second page of the memo dated March 30, 2017 , had the incorrect banner line classification of SECRET//NOFORN rather than UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO at the top and bottom of the second page."

"NOFORN" means no foreign nationals are allowed to see the document's contents. "FOUO" stands for "For Official Use Only."

Despite the mislabel, Nunes said this memo should never have made its way out of a secure setting.

"The whole idea that you can take something that is marked 'Secret//No Foreign' and then just decide on your own to take that out of the SCIF, so out of a controlled area and not handled properly and take to someone’s house, or a university or wherever these memos went to. You just can’t do that," the California Republican said on Fox News on Thursday.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2019 07:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The fellow in the graphic really needs to find new employment.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#2 
He has been a disappointment, indeed.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 08/02/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#3  The FBI sent what I think is called a "spill team".

Now send Jack Reacher for traitor Wray.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/02/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Mitch Rapp would be better
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/02/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  There's a vacancy, Omar, perhaps you should run?
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/02/2019 12:24 Comments || Top||

#6  oops comment should have been on the next article
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/02/2019 12:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Or Godzilla. Drop his arse in Tokyo :)
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/02/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||


Antifa Terrorists Plan 10-Day Sept. Border Siege in El Paso
[LidBlog] Two points. 1 - Its Texas, not Portland 2 - Charles Whitman, just saying because as the old sarge would say 'are you prepared to die on that hill?'. If I were a betting man, they're some who are in Texas.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/02/2019 07:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  oops, my comments should have been highlighted. My apologies.

Fixed at 1:15 p.m. EDT.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/02/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Ho ho hoho Hoo boy ! I wanna see this happen.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/02/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#3  I hope every Antifa goon who goes winds up in the hospital.
Posted by: Raj || 08/02/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  In a sidenote, Walmart will be having a sale on adult size diapers. Antifa special.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/02/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#5  I've always enjoyed El Paso cuisine, but Tallahassee is closer to Houston.
Posted by: brujotejano || 08/02/2019 12:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Not familiar with El Paso mindset, but these wannabe hard boys might do better to think about Austin for their circle jerk.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/02/2019 12:40 Comments || Top||

#7  "When you come to this convergence you will be in Tigua, Raramuri, Piro, Suma and Manso territory."

Antifa has no idea what they are getting into. El Paso is not Indian Territory--it's the territory of the Sinaloa and Beltran-Leyna cartels. The cartels, not the Proud Boys, will be Antifa's nemesis. They are very nasty types, and the DPS and National Guard's intention to flood the place will really piss off the cartels.
Posted by: brujotejano || 08/02/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Popcorn... lots of popcorn
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/02/2019 14:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Yeah, there's a reason why my buddy from New York tells his NY friends, "In Texas, nobody jumps out of their car to yell at people, you'll get shot."

This isn't their turf and you threaten someone down here with a crowbar or any melee weapon, you are probably going to wind up face down in a pool of blood. They will be just 4 hours from the largest collection of roughnecks in the State. Let's just say this will be 'interesting'.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/02/2019 19:20 Comments || Top||

#10  If ICE is on their toes, they will simply arrest them and put them in a cage with an equal number of MS-13.
Posted by: KBK || 08/02/2019 23:16 Comments || Top||


ICE Arrests Alleged Pimp on Most Wanted List
[AMGREATNESS] Federal agents arrested a runaway on their most wanted list "for his alleged role in operating a large-scale human trafficking and drug operation out of a bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
motel." The Detroit Free Press reports that according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson, Darrick Bell, 50, was arrested at an EconoLodge in Michigan.

Bell‐also known as Tone or Ghost‐ was nabbed at the motel on Wednesday with about $12,000 in cash and cocaine, the Detroit Free Press reported. A woman was also arrested.

Bell, a U.S. citizen, escaped arrest on Jan. 12, 2017 when more than 200 law enforcement personnel descended on the Victoria Inn to break up the operation. Women who lived at the motel were allegedly drugged and forced through coercion, threats and isolation to perform commercial sex acts for the financial benefit of Bell and his associates, ICE said.

Bell and five other defendants were charged in a 9-count indictment with trafficking in persons, forced labor, drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion collection and conspiracy, among other charges, ICE said.

The government hunted for Bell for three years. He escaped along with five other people in 2017 right before the hotel where he was operating got raided by the feds. Some of the charges this dirtbag will face include human trafficking, money laundering, extortion collection, and conspiracy.

Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Put him away for a 109 years, no parole. Deport the skeleton.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/02/2019 2:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Then we'd have to feed him, Dron.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/02/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Robert F. Kennedy granddaughter reportedly dies at compound in Massachusetts
[The Hill] A granddaughter of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy reportedly died after an apparent overdose at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill, died Thursday afternoon, The New York Times reported, citing two people close to the family.

"Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse," the Kennedy family said in a statement to the Times. "Her life was filled with hope, promise and love."

"The world is a little less beautiful today," Ethel Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, said in the statement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2019 07:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Her life was filled with hope, promise and love."

Actually she was a bipolar, manic-depressive with delusions of sainthood, an activist with no coverage.

Democrats are suicide.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/02/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  She may have been a saint but with mental illness, we would never know.

Another child lost to a disease. Our prayers go out.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/02/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Delusions of sainthood runs in that family.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/02/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/02/2019 18:12 Comments || Top||

#5  The Kennedy curse continues.

Prayers for all involved.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/02/2019 20:49 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Miley Cyrus leaves fans goggle-eyed as she strips 100% topless by the pool

Beetlejuice molests Miley Cyrus in public.
[DAILYSTAR.CO.UK] Proving that the work never stops, Miley Cyrus took to Instagram on Wednesday to share two red-hot pics from a recent photoshoot.
I've seen pictures of her nekkid. She's not bad looking if you look past the tattoos. And the haircut. And the other tattoos...
Taken by celeb photographer Vijat Mohindra, the snaps show the 26-year-old pop star lying topless by the side of the pool.
I was taken by the headline: She was 100.00% topless, by gum. If she went 50% topless, would that involve displaying one boobie? Or a half of each nippie? What if she went 75% topless? Would that be a boobie and a half nip? I'm not up on the technical end of this stuff. What about 37.5% topless? I'm sure the Daily Star.uk has experts who can track this. Now, when you get down to 12.7% percent topless are we talkin' about cleavage only?
Utterly bare on top, she covered up elsewhere with a pair of checkered slacks and a few chunky chain bracelets.
My grandkids used to like her teevee show. She played a rock star who was actually a sensible kid underneath. So she really is a pretty good actress.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ☻ Beetlejuice molesting 35% topless demented girl.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/02/2019 2:02 Comments || Top||

#2  She's getting old and desperate. She's just trying to remain relevant and failing.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/02/2019 3:08 Comments || Top||

#3  I find it quite satisfying that her Dad has knocked her (and almost everyone else)off the stage with a rather clever country-rap song duo that's only 2 minutes long. Twerk that!
Posted by: Beau || 08/02/2019 4:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Madonna Jr. struggling for relevance: "Look at meeeeee"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/02/2019 6:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Excellent inlines Fred!

Has anyone not seen her topless?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/02/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Only 26? She seems very much more than that.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/02/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#7  I had not seen her so enrobed.

Fred! I thought this was a Family Site!
Posted by: Bobby || 08/02/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Probably needs more money to put new tires on the house.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/02/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Agree with the inline comments. Her tattoos, strange hair, and weird tongue stuff are off-putting. She should/could be a knockout if she knocked it off and went for the classy look.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/02/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Over-exposed and uninteresting. The picture, I mean.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/02/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||

#11  Well, Bobby, the video does say some folks may find the contents distressing..... oh yeah...
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/02/2019 13:02 Comments || Top||

#12  So it is confirmed. Miley is a boy.
Posted by: Glomosh Munster6010 || 08/02/2019 18:35 Comments || Top||

#13  The last line made me smile. although in a retro relationship she had to virtue signal to everyone how progressive she is sexually.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/02/2019 20:14 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Miss Venezuela contest will no longer publish their contestant's measurements
[IMAGES.DAWN] For the first time in its history, the Miss Venezuela contest will not publish the 24 contestants’ waist, bust and hip measurements, organisers said, as pageants face criticism for their primary focus on physical appearance.
Bolivarian inflation gave unreasonably obese numbers
The event, which will take place in Caracas on Thursday, has been running since 1952 and has an enviable record on the international stage, having produced seven Miss Universe winners and six in Miss World.

Traditionally, the contestants’ vital statistics have been publicised with a 90-centimeter (36- inch) bust, 60-centiment waist and 90-centimeter hips long are considered the ideal.
I don't think anybody watches those contests except for the fist fights and hair pulling events.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  90-centimeter (36- inch) bust, 60-centiment waist and 90-centimeter hips long are considered the ideal.

For ongoing reasons, they are now accepting 24 inch busts, 50 cm waist and 65 cm hips, along with broken teeth and marks all over the body.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/02/2019 2:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Just count the ribs showing.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/02/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  The pageant could publish how much weight each contestant lost in the past year.
Posted by: Glomosh Munster6010 || 08/02/2019 7:39 Comments || Top||

#4  By this time in my life, my eyes are, like, calibrated. Don't need no stinking written assists.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/02/2019 10:41 Comments || Top||

#5  The new criteria will be how much one has accomplished for the Glorious Revolution.

Boojwah concepts of "beauty" are tools of the old oppression.
Posted by: Capt. Obvious || 08/02/2019 19:26 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Rwanda shuts frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after 3rd case of the deadly virus was detected in border city of Goma
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The DRC has a lot in common with the anti-Vaxxers here
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/02/2019 17:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Region wise that means the Gorillas In the Mist are endangered too.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 20:34 Comments || Top||


Britain
UK anti-Semitic incidents hit a ‘record high,’ says watchdog group
[IsraelTimes] Community Security Trust calls for reversing ’tide of hate’ after 892 occurrences against Jews recorded in first six months of 2019, up 10% from same period in 2018.

There was a record annual total of 1,688 anti-Semitic incidents in the UK in 2018.

"This is the third year in a row that CST has seen an increase in reports of antisemitic incidents," the group’s chief executive David Delew said in a statement. "The problem is spreading across the country and online, it reflects deepening divisions in our society and it is causing increasing anxiety in the Jewish community. It will take people of all communities and backgrounds standing together to turn this tide of hate around."

There was a 37 percent increase in violent incidents compared to the same reporting period the previous year, the CST found, recording 85 anti-Semitic assaults during the first six months of 2019, up from 62 the previous year.

All told, there were 710 incidents of "abusive behavior, including verbal abuse, anti-Semitic graffiti, antisemitic abuse via social media and one-off cases of hate mail," the CST reported.
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#1  Any correlation with a 'record high' of immigrants?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/02/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||


Prince Harry Says People ‘Don’t Understand’ Their ‘Unconscious’ Racism
Falling in love is easy. Herewith a demonstration that giving one’s heart wisely is perhaps a bit more difficult. Or possibly it’s just that he takes after his daddy more than we realized.
She seems to have taken after his daddy quite a bit.
[BREITBART] Progressive Prince Harry
has said that people expressing "racist" behaviour do so because of their upbringing, but may not know they are acting in a racist way because they "don’t understand" their "unconscious biases".

The Duke of Sussex made the comments whilst he was interviewing famed anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall for September’s issue of Vogue magazine, which is being guest-edited by his wife, American former TV actress Meghan Markle.

Speaking of the "stigma" which is "handed down from generation to generation", Prince Harry said that "unconscious bias" is "something which so many people don’t understand".

Prince Harry continued: "Despite the fact that if you go up to someone and say, ’What you’ve just said, or the way that you’ve behaved, is racist’ ‐ they’ll turn around and say, ’I’m not a racist.’

"’I’m not saying that you’re a racist, I’m just saying that your unconscious bias is proving that, because of the way that you’ve been brought up, the environment you’ve been brought up in, suggests that you have this point of view ‐ unconscious point of view ‐ where naturally you will look at someone in a different way.'"

Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If it's empirically proven, it's not bias. Being wary of natural phenomena with thousands of instances per day around you is just prudent.

But he's beyond seeing that now.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/02/2019 2:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Prince William will be King (after Charles), not Harry.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/02/2019 4:08 Comments || Top||

#3  For a better understanding, visit scenic Baltimore, MD.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2019 7:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Western Civ is not racist. It's a way of life. So successful, huge aspects of it have/are being copied by the Japanese, South Koreans, Singaporeans, Taiwanese, and now the Chinese. If you can't deal with arrangement that rose more people out of poverty and hard scrap living into a world where obesity is a problem not famine, then go enjoy the fruits of other peoples 'racism'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/02/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Megan has Kaepernick'ed Harry.
Posted by: Glomosh Munster6010 || 08/02/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#6  deal with regular ppl everyday and you'll understand racism.
Posted by: chris || 08/02/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#7  product of centuries of inbreeding says what?
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 08/02/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Harry drank the kool-aid I see. Call me a racist, even a unconscious racist and I'll make sure you're shitting your teeth for a week, chum.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/02/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#9  "’I’m not saying that you’re a racist, I’m just saying..."

… that you are without having the balls to say it directly. Just what we need - yet another sanctimonious lecture by our 'betters'.
Posted by: Raj || 08/02/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Had his mum been a bit more discriminating ........
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||

#11  More proof of inbreeding.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/02/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#12  His family benefited from imperial expansion across half the non-white world. Unless he wants to start emptying the British Museum and return the valuables perhaps he should keep his opinions to himself.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/02/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#13  Prince Harry said that "unconscious bias" is "something which so many people don’t understand".
Mindreading is an awesome talent, Harry. Us normal people have to rely on observing peoples actions to decide if they are bigoted, prejudiced or just plain ornery in nature.
Posted by: magpie || 08/02/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

#14  I had really hoped that this was about Prince Charles (who wants to be King but his mother won't let him). But no. Idiocy runs in that family.

Thanks again to all our founding fathers.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/02/2019 13:15 Comments || Top||

#15  Prince Charles (who wants to be King but his mother won't let him).

At 70 he is now both the oldest and the longest-serving crown prince. Mummy is 93 and has promised to die in the saddle — and her mother lived to be 101. Still, it is probably just as well that that the British monarch reigns rather than rules — his supposed dimness and very real crackpottery won’t be able to cause much harm to the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2019 13:57 Comments || Top||

#16  It's really too bad. I admired Prince Harry. He joined a combat unit on the front line until some asshole reporter blew his cover. He then became an attack helicopter pilot. He was putting his life where his mouth was.
I fear that his wife has "mellowed" him.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/02/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

#17  Prince Harryless Balls Says People ‘Don’t Understand’ he's ‘Unconscious’

Everywhere Omars nod with approval.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/02/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||

#18  Projection is a major fact among the left. If the "elite" have racist feelings the unwashed masses must have it a thousand times worse.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/02/2019 18:10 Comments || Top||

#19  A good guy who married very badly.
Posted by: Lex || 08/02/2019 19:37 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
US immigration agency names Venezuelan minister among ‘most wanted’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] United States immigration officials have added Venezuela
...a country in Central America that sits on an enormous pool of oil. Formerly the most prospereous country in the region, it became infested with Commies sniffing almost unlimited wealth. It turned out the wealth wasn't unlimited, the economy collapsed under the clownish Hugo Chavez, the murder rate exceeds places like Honduras and El Salvador, and a significant proportion of the populace as refugeed to Colombia and points south...
n government minister Tareck El Aissami, a suspected drug smuggler, to their list of most wanted runaways, they said Wednesday.

"Have you seen this #mostwanted #runaway?," Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) posted on its Twitter account, alongside a picture of the industry minister and former deputy to President Nicolás Maduro
...Commie el presidente para la vida of Venezuela, successor to Hugo Chavez. Nick is his country's attempt at producing a Muammar Qadaffy, except that even though his country's sitting on an enormous puddle of oil, he can't manage to get it out of the ground...
"He’s wanted for international narcotics trafficking."

US federal authorities in March charged El Aissami with drug trafficking and dodging sanctions imposed by Washington.

If he is arrested and extradited, El Aissami could face up to 30 years in prison.

The US designated El Aissami in February 2017 as having played "a significant role in international narcotics trafficking."

"In his previous positions, he oversaw or partially owned narcotics shipments of more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) from Venezuela on multiple occasions, including those with the final destinations of Mexico and the United States," ICE said on its website.

El Aissami denounced the move as "a dirty trick" and declared himself steadfast and loyal to Maduro’s government.

"Accuse us of whatever you want... we will win," he said.

Venezuela is struggling with a political and economic crisis that the United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
says has left a quarter of its 30 million people in need of humanitarian aid.

In January, National Assembly Speaker Juan Guaidó
...Venezuelan politician, a member of the social-democratic Popular Will party, and serves as a federal deputy to the National Assembly representing the state of Vargas. In 2019 he was appointed by the Popular Will party to become the president of the National Assembly, after which he declared he was acting president of the country, challenging Nicolás Maduro's presidency and starting the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis....
declared himself acting president, branding Maduro an "usurper" over his re-election last year in a poll widely believed to have been rigged.

Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


China-Japan-Koreas
Trump says US to slap 10% tariff on $300 bn more in Chinese goods
[IsraelTimes] US President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
announces that 10 percent tariffs on another $300 billion in Chinese imports will take effect next month, escalating the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies as recent negotiations falter.

Trump tweets that "the US will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country."

Trump also complains that China has failed to follow through on what has been touted as two sweeteners in the tense negotiations ‐ a surge in purchases of farm produce and a halt in sales of the opioid fentanyl.

Trump says, however, that "trade talks are continuing."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Would have preferred 15% and signal 25% in another 90 days. Let the exodus gather momentum.
Posted by: Glomosh Munster6010 || 08/02/2019 18:18 Comments || Top||


Per US official, missiles launched by #DPRK Wednesday assessed to be KN-23s - short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs), idiots launch more Thursday
[TWITTER]
US reports new North Korean rocket launch, amid rising tensions

[IsraelTimes] Latest test comes while UN Security Council meets over Wednesday’s missile launches, after Pyongyang angered by US-South Korea military drill.

US officials said Thursday that North Korea appears to have carried out yet another launch of an as-yet unidentified projectile, ratcheting up tensions on the Korean Peninsula a day after two missile launches and ahead of US-South Korean military drills that have angered Pyongyang.

Citing two unnamed US officials, Reuters reported on Thursday evening that Washington does not view the latest launch as a threat to the US mainland from the nuclear-armed pariah state, but that details about the launch are still unclear, including the number of projectiles involved.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports also reported the launch of an unidentified short-range projectile.

North Korea said Thursday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and US military bases there.

The report by the official Korean Central News Agency differed from the assessment by South Korea’s military, which had concluded Wednesday’s launches were of two short-range ballistic missiles.

Under UN sanctions, North Korea is barred from using ballistic missiles.
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Plans to change LC-39A to support StarShip too.
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LC-39A is the Apollo Moon Shot pad, the prime Shuttle pad, currently the Falcon 9 pad for NASA launches and the Falcon Heavy pad. Now it with have the capability to launch the Starship Heavy (BFR) (Mars Colony Rocket)(Moon Rocket) and all the Falcon rockets.

"SpaceX plans to launch the Starship/Super Heavy up to 24 times per year from LC-39A. A static fire test would be conducted on each stage prior to each launch."
So 48 firings a year of StarShip Heavy. Note that this document was written before the first stage engine count rose to 35 and the second stage dropped to 6 engines so all the numbers might need tweaking.
Looks like Super Heavy lands on an ASDS. (Autonomous spaceport drone ship)

Starship LZ-1 at first. Pad inside the fence at 39A still under evaluation!

Discussion at NASAspaceflight.com

The document is talks about sonic booms and shows a peak overpressure contour around 2.0 psf near Orlando. I can hear F9 landing booms in Orlando just fine I am curious how it will compare to Super Heavy / Starship.

Starting on page 88 is a list of facilities used by various commercial entities.

This is probably of interest to some folks:

Table 1: Raptor Nozzle Characteristics
Throat Radius (in)
4.362

Downstream radius of curvature (in)
1.309

Tangency angle (deg)
32.0

Nozzle lip exit angle (deg)
6.0
Nozzle exit diameter (in)
51.226

Nozzle throat to exit length (in)
60.06

The older rockets:
"SpaceX plans to increase the Falcon launch frequency to 20 launches per year from LC-39A and up to 50 launches per year from LC-40 by the year 2024."

Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Note for the older rockets that's up to 70/year from the East Coast. Currently, quite a few less than that are on the manifest. one SpaceX manifest link
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  only 44 years left to make the KSC fit for Zephrm Cochrane's Warp launch (April 5 2063)

and then to receive the Vulcan ambassadors
Posted by: lord garth || 08/02/2019 1:05 Comments || Top||

#3  receive the Vulcan ambassadors

It's Florida, i.e. the Mirror Universe.
Posted by: Glomosh Munster6010 || 08/02/2019 8:20 Comments || Top||

#4  The Super Heavy Booster reaches an altitude of about 425,000 feet and then on descent reaches hypersonic speeds above Mach 6 before slowing to subsonic speeds, below 25,000 feet, prior to landing on a drone ship.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  SpaceX is testing a Starship prototype “hopper” at SpaceX’s site in Cameron County, TX. In the future, SpaceX may develop and launch the Starship/Super Heavy from its facility in Cameron County, TX. This action would analyzed in a separate NEPA document.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Fabrication and assembly of launch vehicle components would occur at existing SpaceX facilities located on KSC and CCAFS. These facilities could include Area 59 and the Payload Processing Facility (PPF) on CCAFS, the Falcon Hangar at LC-39A, and the soon to be constructed KSC SpaceX Operations Area on Roberts Road. SpaceX would also perform fabrication, assembly, and integration operations at the Mobile Service Station (MSS) Park Site Property and on the Crawlerway area. No modifications to the Crawlerway are expected from transport or operational use of Starship and Super Heavy. Staging and temporary fabrication tents could be used on the Crawlerway to support operations. SpaceX would coordinate through EIAP with USAF and the KSC Environmental Checklist with NASA if any new facilities were needed to support Starship/Super Heavy.

Starship or Super Heavy components would be delivered over roadways on a mobile transporter similar to the transports performed for Falcon. Most manufacturing of vehicle components would occur at the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, CA. Additional facilities being considered for manufacturing and assembly include Boca Chica, TX, and a facility in the Cidco Industrial Park, Cocoa, FL. Large vehicle components would be transported by barge utilizing the KSC Turn Basin, then transported to LC-39 area as the final delivery point. The area of the Turn Basin SpaceX intends to use to offload vehicle components would be the wharf just southeast of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). This area was used for arrival and offloading of vehicle components during the Shuttle Program.The rocket would be integrated vertically on the pad at LC-39A using a mobile crane. This would involve the booster being mated to the launch mount followed by Starship being mated to the booster. Initial flights would use a temporary or mobile crane, with a permanent crane tower constructed later. The height of the permanent crane tower would be approximately 120 to 180 m.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 12:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Once the dead-end Senate Launch System is cancelled, NASA can free up pad 39B for Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket.

Also SpaceX was just selected by NASA to start research on orbiting fuel stations, and space-to-space refueling operations.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/02/2019 12:56 Comments || Top||

#8  It looks like Boca Chica TX is getting a direct connect to the Port of Brownsville - LINK
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 13:04 Comments || Top||

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Re: Draft Environmental Assessment for the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy at KSC
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We're going to need another 39A Update thread for the SH/SS modifications.

The optics of even just the prototype Starship taking off from 39A and landing at LZ-1 will be.......
This is the tipping point. NASA didn't just welcome a fox into the hen house, they let a Raptor in. And then gave it the keys. How many more Think Tank hit pieces will start to flow now that the true scope of this effort has been publicly disseminated?

« Last Edit: Today at 03:36 pm by rcoppola »
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 14:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Thank you 3d!
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/02/2019 14:33 Comments || Top||

#11  Page 7 lists Starship propellant capacity as "up to 1,500 MT" and Super Heavy with "up to 3,500 MT".

For reference the previous Starship propellant capacity was 1,100 MT.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 16:51 Comments || Top||

#12 
Combining 1500t fuel with the "6.9km/s deltaV for a fully fueled Starship in orbit with 100t payload" tweet would imply a dry mass for Starship of ~180t assuming vac Raptors at 380s, or ~130t assuming sl Raptors at 350s as listed in the EA. Either seems reasonable enough given how little we know of the recent design changes.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/02/2019 16:57 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Layoffs Continue To Pummel U.S. Newspapers
First cup of coffee, reading some schadenfreudilicious news - enjoy!
[Pew Research via Drudge]- Layoffs continue to pummel U.S. newspapers. Roughly a quarter of papers with an average Sunday circulation of 50,000 or more experienced layoffs in 2018, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

The layoffs come on top of the roughly one-third of papers in the same circulation range that experienced layoffs in 2017. What’s more, the number of jobs typically cut by newspapers in 2018 tended to be higher than in the year before.

Mid-market newspapers were the most likely to suffer layoffs in 2018 ‐ unlike in 2017, when the largest papers most frequently saw cutbacks. Meanwhile, digital-native news outlets also faced continued layoffs: In 2018, 14% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets went through layoffs, down slightly from one-in-five in 2017.
So it looks like the NYT, WaPo, Boston Globe, et. al. weathered the storm better last year than in 2017, which means it may turn back this year. Good riddance, Fake News Democrats!
Posted by: Raj || 08/02/2019 09:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They might have better luck if they'd start practicing actual journalism.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/02/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Well it is a disturbing trend. Many people don't read the papers or listen to the news. Well they have done this to themselves. So negative and biased. Yes, and digital has not panned out also. Couldn't have happen to a nicer group of people. Remember Southern Living and Life. Too expensive and tremendous losses. I can't tell you the fix but the patient is on life support.
Posted by: Dale || 08/02/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Now this;"Young people have fled terrestrial radio. The medium now brings in less revenue than streaming platforms. People purchase smart speakers to listen to “better music.” So, will radio go the way of the dodo?".
Posted by: Dale || 08/02/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Dale - the local terrestrial radio environment here in Boston's been seriously downhill over the past decade. We lost WBCN (hard rock) and WFNX (alternative), lost WODS (oldies / Motown) in that span, WBOS used to be a watered-down version of WFNX, then they switched to 'classic rock', but we already have WZLX for that, and WAAF (hard rock & metal) isn't as good as it once was. I could go on, but you get the picture. It's a real shit sandwich.
Posted by: Raj || 08/02/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Raj, the AM & FM stations around here are getting bought up by National/International companies like IHeart, Westwood and the like.

Content suffers afterwards and may be the issue by you, too.

I've always been suspicious of centralized media. They can 'inject' whatever content that fits their philosophy. Kind of like 'All-Union Radio' (Всесоюзное радио).

Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/02/2019 13:42 Comments || Top||

#6  The fewer partisan hacks the better.
Posted by: Creling Pelosi3622 || 08/02/2019 15:47 Comments || Top||

#7  'the beatings will continue until morale improves'
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 08/02/2019 18:48 Comments || Top||



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