[Bus Insider] Canadian authorities said Wednesday they have discovered two bodies they believe belong to two teen murder suspects who had been on the run for nearly three weeks.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched a nationwide manhunt for 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky on July 19, with at least five provinces taking part in the search.
The childhood friends were suspected of killing 64-year-old Leonard Dyck, 24-year-old Chynna Deese, and 23-year-old Lucas Fowler. McLeod and Schmegelsky were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dyck. They were suspects in the deaths of Fowler and Deese.
Two bodies believed to be McLeod and Schmegelsky were found near the shoreline of the Nelson River in Manitoba, RCMP assistant commissioner Jane MacLatchy said in a press conference on Wednesday.
[CNN] A Twitter account that appears to belong to Dayton shooter Connor Betts retweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts as well as tweets supporting the violent protest group Antifa.
The most recent tweet on the @iamthespookster account was on Aug. 3, the day of the shooting, when he retweeted a post saying, "Millenials have a message for the Joe Biden generation: hurry up and die." He also retweeted support for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Under the Twitter handle @iamthespookster, the user description says, "He/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / I’m going to hell and I’m not coming back." One tweet used the hashtag #HailSatan.
In the hours before the Dayton shooting, the account "liked" several tweets about the El Paso shooting, including one supporting gun control and others that called the El Paso shooting suspect a "terrorist," and a "white supremacist."
The account also retweeted posts against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, including one that said, "These people are monsters," as well as multiple posts condemning police, and supporting Antifa. There were also many tweets of selfies, photos with a friend and ordinary memes and non-political content.
The account is no longer active, but Twitter would not confirm to CNN whether it had removed the account, only saying in a statement, "We're proactively removing content that violates our policies and will be engaged with law enforcement, as appropriate."
...What Dayton shooter? Sorry, but we're too busy #resisting in El Paso.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
08/07/2019 6:17 Comments ||
A favorite riposte of the "resistance" is "He's not my president! He doesn't speak for me!!" Pro Second Amendment people should toss this right back by always saying "That (mass shooter) nutbag doesn't speak or act for me!" Of course, the NRA is currently too busy wallowing in an internal flustercluck to put such a message out there.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/07/2019 8:37 Comments ||
[ABC] The Boy Scouts of America are continuing to cover-up a "pedophilia epidemic within their organization," a group of lawyers alleged Tuesday in a new lawsuit.
The Abused in Scouting lawyers said they've identified 350 previously unknown scoutmasters and volunteers who allegedly preyed on boys ‐ and whose names were not known to law enforcement or in the BSA's internal database, which critics have called "perversion files."
"You can't look at these files and not come to the conclusion that this was a massive problem that was hidden," attorney Tim Kosnoff said at a press conference.
"We know that when a pedophile abuses a victim, it's not just one," added attorney Stewart Eisenberg. "So each of the 350 abusers have dozens of other victims who have not come forward."
The revelation that the lawyers had identified a small army who they claim are previously unknown scout sex abusers was contained in the lawsuit filed Monday in Philadelphia by a Pennsylvania man identified only as "J.D." who claims he was assaulted "hundreds" of times over a span of four years in the 1970s.
J.D., who lives in Wilkes-Barre, identified his attacker in the lawsuit as Paul Antosh, who also lives in the Pennsylvania city.
What can possibly be expected when an entitlement group is protected by the gov't, laws, and the courts. We're poisoning our own wells in the name of diversity and inclusion. This is a problem (more correctly) an evil of our own making.
Amen to that, Besoeker.
So many of our worst problems are self-inflicted wounds: tolerance and even outright encouragement of illegal immigration.
Building up China's economic hence military power.
Forever wars on the Asian landmass.
Destroying the manufacturing base of our middle class.
Destroying our public educational system.
Every one of these an own goal, scored by our idiot political class.
Ref #2: Building up China's economic hence military power.
The father of the 'new China.' Hundreds of millions of illiterate, low-wage earners must be exploited. Without them, where would Walmart, Target, Chinese Pharmaceuticals (HK) Co Ltd, and COSCO Shipping be today ?
A definite case of institutional capture by leftists.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/07/2019 9:14 Comments ||
It's not so much the gay folks, Raj. It's the lack of traditional volunteers for these positions that exacerbates the problem.
When before the dads, brothers and uncles used to fill the needed roles, now those folks have nowhere near the presence in the organization(s). Could be because there are few present, or the SJW scrutiny the potential volunteers face, like 'inclusiveness', 'white privilege training', etc.
So guess what? The organizations put out public calls for leaders and the pedos (usually hetero and seemingly 'good') see a target and will sit through the indoctrination BS in order to get their fix.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
08/07/2019 10:11 Comments ||
Ugh! I'll never get that picture Henry and Xi out of my head. It's even worse than Hildebeast. Thanks a lot, Besoeker.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/07/2019 10:34 Comments ||
And the link to Quartz doesn't work.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/07/2019 10:35 Comments ||
[NYPOST] The Brazilian narco who tried to make a prison break by disguising himself as his teenage daughter was found dead in his cell, local authorities said.
Clauvino da Silva, 42, apparently hanged himself Tuesday at a Rio de Janeiro prison just three days after he was busted in an elaborate escape attempt, the Rio Times reported.
The convicted drug pusher ‐ who also went by "Shorty" ‐ made headlines over the weekend for trying to walk out the front door of the maximum-security prison while impersonating his 19-year-old daughter, who was visiting him.
He was caught by prison guards who stopped him because he was acting nervous during the visit, authorities said.
Viral footage showed the tattooed inmate remove his over-the-top costume, which involved a silicone face mask, long black wig, glasses and a pink T-shirt that belonged to the teen.
Authorities said they’re launching an investigation into da Silva’s apparent suicide.
It was suicide. Brazilian families are very tight. They will do anything for each other. The wife got the 'vestido' past the guards. His daughter stayed behind hoping he could get out first, she would go out a few minutes later. But they all got caught.
Now the whoĺe family's lives are toast. The guards told him so. To gain his 19 year old daughter and hïs wïfe redemption, he hangs himself.
In Brazil the bond between family members is extraordinary. It is amazing to behold in this age and time.
Also, was a socialist country, jobs - scarce, the women in a family rely heavily on the father for support. A desperate situation got worse. His track record of bad life decisions is now hopeless for everyone in 'o familia'.
[The Hill] The Philippines declared a national epidemic Tuesday after an outbreak of dengue fever killed more than 622 people this year.
There have been more than 146,062 cases of dengue recorded between January and June 20, according to the country’s health department. The department said that the number of recorded cases is 98 percent higher than the same period in 2018.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque said it was important for local areas to access national funds to treat the outbreak and provide a "localized response" in a Tuesday news release. During the week of July 14 to July 20, the country documented 10,502 cases, 71 percent higher than the same period in 2018.
The Western Visayas area of the country was hit hardest, with more than 23,000 documented cases. There were also large outbreaks in Calabarzon, the Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao. The Health Department said Tuesday it is launching a program aimed at destroying mosquito breeding sites.
The most comprehensive writings on weapons of the era available today. Dave George is a gifted writer, historian, Border War Veteran, and Auzzie.
[BoerWarRifleCarvings] After seven years of research, corresponding with fellow collectors and collecting photos, and a LOT of work, the author has just completed his next pictorial history. This book will be another 345 page pictorial history that is packed with a further 338 more fascinating Boer War weapons that feature some form of 'stock art'. These include rifles, carbines and handguns - all with names, initials or decorations carved or engraved onto the stocks (such as the ZAR and OVS coat of arms). There are more amazing stories and service histories of Boers and soldiers. There is also a large variety of unit badges, along with swords, bayonets, bandoliers and ammunition. An updated list of M95 Mauser serial numbers is also featured, which illustrates just how many of these Boer rifles were named.
[Washington Examiner] President Trump is intensifying sanctions on Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro, pairing a historic asset freeze with threats to punish anyone in the world who does business with his regime.
"We are sending a signal to third parties that want to do business with the Maduro regime: Proceed with extreme caution," White House national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday. "There is no need to risk your business interests with the United States for the purposes of profiting from a corrupt and dying regime."
That warning, which Bolton delivered in Peru at a conference of 50 nations aligned against Maduro's dictatorship, could lead to expanded sanctions against Russian and Chinese companies providing Maduro financial and logistical support, as well as any European companies still doing business with the regime. The executive order authorizing those sanctions was hailed by opposition leader Juan Guaidó ‐ whom Trump and other Western leaders recognized as the legitimate interim president in January ‐ as negotiations to schedule elections have been at an impasse with Maduro’s refusal to agree to leave office.
"Any individual, company, institution or nation that tries to do business with the regime will be seen by the international justice system as collaborating with and sustaining a dictatorship," Guaidó tweeted after Trump signed the order Monday night. "They will be subject to sanctions and considered an accomplice to crimes."
The executive order prevents the Maduro regime’s international creditors from taking control of Citgo, the Venezuelan state-owned oil company’s U.S. affiliate, as payment for the regime’s debts. "Today there is no possibility of losing Citgo," Guaidó added Tuesday.
[AnNahar] North Korea ...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche... threatened Tuesday to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth pair of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South.
The rising temperature on the peninsula threatens to derail putative negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, with the North saying the combined drills were a "flagrant violation" of the process.
Pyongyang has always been infuriated by military exercises between the South and US, seeing them as rehearsals for invasion, but in the past it has tended to avoid carrying out missile tests while the war games were taking place.
The speed of its statement Tuesday was also unusual, coming within an hour of the launch, rather than the more normal day later.
The North fired "two projectiles that are assumed to be short-range ballistic missiles" from South Hwanghae province on its west coast, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
They flew around 450 kilometres across the peninsula and into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, reaching an altitude of 37 kilometres and a speed of "at least Mach 6.9", the South's military said.
That puts them around the middle of the range of projectiles that have been fired by the North four times in the past 12 days.
Seoul has said all were likely to be short-range ballistic missiles -- the North is banned from ballistic missile launches under UN Security Council resolutions -- while Pyongyang has described some as a "large-calibre multiple-launch guided rocket system" or "tactical guided weapon".
The latest launch came after the South Korean and US militaries began mainly computer-simulated joint exercises on Monday to test Seoul's ability to take operational control in wartime.
Less than an hour after the North's weapons test, an official of its foreign ministry said the drills were "an undisguised denial and a flagrant violation" of the diplomatic process between Pyongyang, Washington and Seoul.
All joint drills between the South and the US were "aggressive war exercises simulating the surprise and preemptive attack on the DPRK", the spokesperson said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.
"So we are compelled to develop, test and deploy the powerful physical means essential for national defence," the official added. "The US and south Korean authorities cannot counter this even though they have 10 mouths."
[AnNahar] Washington on Monday revoked visa-free entry rights to the United States for foreigners who have visited North Korea ...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche... in the past eight years, potentially dealing a new blow to the isolated country's nascent tourist industry.
The US allows citizens of 38 countries -- including South Korea, Japan and La Belle France -- to enter for up to 90 days without a visa under a waiver programme.
But visitors who have travelled to eight countries including North Korea since March 1, 2011 are "no longer eligible", details posted Monday on the US Customs and Border Protection website showed, and they will have to apply for tourist or business visas.
The other seven countries -- most of them in the Middle East -- were already on the exclusion list.
The change will affect tens of thousands of people from visa waiver countries who have gone to the North as tourists or for other purposes in recent years.
It will also put a damper on South Korean President Moon Jae-in's hopes of promoting cross-border tourism projects for his citizens to visit their nuclear-armed neighbour.
South Korean media put the spotlight on top business leaders including Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong who were part of Moon's delegation to Pyongyang for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un ...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished... in September.
A Samsung spokesperson declined to comment.
US citizens have been banned from visiting North Korea since 2017, a measure introduced after an American student detained in Pyongyang was released in a coma and died a few days later.
[Hot Air] Gee ... whatever could they mean? Beijing sent out a warning overnight to protesters in Hong Kong, declaring that "those who play with fire will perish by it." The BBC does not believe this is a fire safety tip, but a warning that a replay of Tiananmen Square could be imminent:
[VOE] Officials in the Swedish municipality of Bengtsfors have been forced to ask the national government for aid due to the enormous financial burden that has been incurred on taxpayers as a result of taking in too many welfare-dependent migrants.
Stig Bertilsson, a local politician for the Moderate Party, mentioned that the letter didn’t shy away from identifying the source of the budget problems as being related to the vast numbers of "new Swedes" who’ve been taken in, and who rely on social-welfare benefits SVT reports.
Bertilsson told SVT reporters, "Costs in municipalities that have received new arrivals have continued to be substantial even when government revenues have stopped. This creates a large negative hole in the municipal cash register."
After being questioned about tax revenues coming from newly arrived migrants that could narrow the deficit gap, Bertilsson replied that he had hoped that in the long term there would be more tax revenues coming from migrants, but thus far there hasn’t.
He added that the labor market in Sweden "has a long way to go."
Last year’s figures released by the Swedish Public Employment Service revealed that unemployment rates among migrants are much higher than those for native Swedes. The report showed a 19.9 percent unemployment rate for migrants compared to a measly 3.6 percent for native Swedes.
[NYPOST] A monstrous Indian man bet his wife in a twisted game of poker ‐ then twice let her be gang-raped after he lost, according to a report.
The unidentified gambling addict bet his wife after running out of money during a drunken card game with a relative named Anil and a friend called Arun at his house in Jaunpur, according to New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV).
He then let both men rape her after losing the game, the station reported.
The wife fled to her uncle’s house, followed by her husband, who begged for her forgiveness, the station said.
She let him drive her back home ‐ only for him to stop the car and allow the two men to gang-rape her again, according to NDTV. "Sorry honey, I doubled down"
Shockingly, police initially refused to file a case, but she finally made an official crime report after taking her complaint to court, the station says. There was no information on what is happening with the case. I seen dis movie. She's gonna do him in widda chainsaw after she bumps off all his friends.
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.