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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Teen Armed with 9MM Defends Home against Attackers
[Breitbart] 14-Year-Old Shoots at Intrusion Suspects to Save Her Sisters

WSAZ reports that three teenage girls were alone at home when the intrusion suspects allegedly tried to make entry. They were alone because the father of the home was working and the mother "at the store."

Two men allegedly pulled up in a car and one exited and "repeatedly tried to gain entry by trying to kick in the doors."

The suspect then allegedly went into the backyard with a shovel, preparing to break out a window. The 14-year-old located a 9mm handgun and loaded it. She then noticed the suspect with the shovel and the driver of the car were allegedly arguing and she fired a shot in their direction.

The men responded to the gunshot by fleeing the scene.

Fox 8 reports that the 14-year-old was the youngest of the three sisters at home at the time alleged intrusion was attempted.
Just the sort of thing needed right now. God bless the attackers (in the very short term), but may he also kill them later.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2019 14:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The 14-year-old located a 9mm handgun and loaded it.

So, not in some gun safe iaw some local 'Be a Victim' law. Apparently, some one has received proper training (cause the adults wouldn't let their 14 year old daughter play an M rated CoD now would they?).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2019 16:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Dron66406, I removed the quotation marks from around the dimension numbers, hich was enough to resize to match yur intentions. Why this worked I have absolutely no idea, though no doubt to our many computer jockeys is it dazzlingly obvious.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2019 22:29 Comments || Top||


Man goes on knife rampage in southern California; 4 dead
There are many people who get triggered and react in violent ways to the news. In this case it was in southern California. The Perp was Hispanic and all the victims were Hispanic. That’s not unlikely in southern California. The perp drove a silver Mercedes. That’s unusual in these mass killing sprees. The common thread between the most recent mass murders and others is anger and insanity. Regardless that the weapons used were knives in theses crimes, look for a call for gun control in the left and MSM.
[DailyMail] A man killed four people and wounded two in a string of robberies and stabbings in California's Orange County before he was arrested, police said Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven store and dropped a knife and a gun that he had taken from a security guard before fatally stabbing him, police said. His name wasn't immediately released.

The violence appeared to be random and the only known motives appear to be 'robbery, hate, homicide,' Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said at a news conference.

'We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people tonight,' he said.

The attacks took place over about two hours in Garden Grove and neighboring Santa Ana, southeast of Los Angeles.
Whitney said police first answered a burglary report at an apartment, where no one was hurt, he said.

Whitney said a bakery was robbed; an insurance business was robbed and a woman was stabbed several times in the back. She is expected to survive.

The 'random' two-hour crime spree across Orange County and Santa Ana left four people dead and two injured
A caller reported watching the stabbing from closed-circuit television, Whitney said.

Police were called back to the same apartment complex, where two men had been stabbed. One died on a balcony and another died at a hospital, Whitney said.

A check-cashing business also was robbed, as well as a gas station where a man was slashed so badly that his nose was nearly severed, Whitney said.

The suspect's silver Mercedes was tracked to the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store in Santa Ana where the security guard was disarmed and fatally stabbed, Whitney said. An employee of a nearby Subway store was also killed.

The suspect and all the victims were Hispanic, Whitney said.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2019 09:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We need common sense knife laws!!!!
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/08/2019 10:07 Comments || Top||

#2  re: #1....like England!!

ban the spork.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/08/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#3  "Murder! Death! Kill!"
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/08/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||


Woman says meth found hidden inside vagina is not hers
h/t Instapundit
A Louisiana woman allegedly caught with meth hidden inside her vagina said she didn't know where the drugs came from, police said.

Ashley Beth Rolland, 23, was accused on July 31 of stealing $5,000 from the apartment of a man she'd been staying with for about a week, according to documents published by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office.

The man told the West Monroe Police Department that while he was showering, Rolland swiped his cash and left. Rolland allegedly confessed to police she did take the man's money and left his apartment.


The documents said a female correctional officer later searched Rolland and, inside of Rolland's vagina, discovered $6,233 along with "a clear plastic bag" of roughly one gram of meth ‐ which Rolland denied was hers.

Rolland was arrested and charged with theft and narcotics possession, online records from the sheriff's office state. As of Tuesday, she remained behind bars in lieu of $8,000 bond.
And she's not even from Florida
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2019 07:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "So that's why she wouldn't shower wif me ! Dang !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#2  She has a lisp?
Posted by: charger || 08/08/2019 17:02 Comments || Top||


Who is Joseph Grendys
[Wiki] Joseph C. Grendys (born 1961/62) is an American billionaire poultry slaughterer, the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Koch Foods.

Grendys was born in Chicago in the early 1960s. His father was a butcher who was also involved in the wholesale and retail meat trade. His grandparents emigrated to the US from Poland.

He was educated at Holy Cross High School in River Grove, and worked at Koch Foods part-time while a student.[2] In 1984, he received a bachelor's degree in Finance and Marketing from Loyola University.

Grendys started full-time at Koch Foods in the mid-1980s, when it had just 13 employees.[1] The owner Fred Koch was one of his father's customers, having started Koch Foods in 1973, and offered him a 50% equity share in the business.

He bought out Fred Koch in 1992. Grendys' companies now slaughter, ship and sell chicken using the Koch Foods, Antioch Farms, Preferred Foods and Rogers Royal brands. Koch slaughters over 12 million chickens and processes over 50,000,000 pounds (23,000 t) of chicken every week.

In 2011, Koch employed 14,000 people, had an annual turnover of $2.8 billion, and was one of America's five largest "fully-integrated chicken processors".

In a 2014 interview, Grendys stated that he planned to acquire more companies and that he might branch out into another protein, but that he was "not sure what that protein would be yet". Rather than running a chicken company, he sees it as "the business of converting corn and soybeans into meat protein".

As of February 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$2.9 billion.

His company Koch Foods has been dogged by accusations of racism and abusive working conditions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [391 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remind me why I'm supposed to care about this?
BTW...poultry slaughter?
Posted by: Sonny Black || 08/08/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Koch Foods soon to be soylent green.
Posted by: Texhooey || 08/08/2019 11:09 Comments || Top||


4 DEAD, more critically wounded in series of stabbings in California
I’m shocked — no scary black assault weapon gun shooting bullets was used in creating six casualties.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (KABC) -- Four people are dead, two others are injured, and a suspect is in custody after a series of stabbings and robberies in Orange County Wednesday afternoon, police say.

The Garden Grove Police Department said it started when the suspect, a 33-year-old Garden Grove resident, attempted to rob a bakery on Chapman Avenue in Garden Grove.

He then traveled to an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Jentges Avenue, where one person was stabbed to death. A second person with multiple stab wounds was taken to a hospital and later succumbed to his injuries, police said.

Two more robberies occurred at local businesses in the area. One woman was stabbed at an insurance businesses in Garden Grove. She is expected to survive.

Police then responded to reports from a Chevron gas station on Harbor Boulevard. Police said a man was pumping gas when the suspect approached him. He suffered lacerations to his face, and his nose was almost severed off, but he is expected to survive.

The suspect then made his way over to nearby Santa Ana, where another person was fatally stabbed at a Subway parking lot on 1st Street.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [322 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Suspect now in custody. No name, no photograph.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  this report has picture of the suspect

suspect apparently owned a silver Mercedes
his t-shirt seems to be from the GAP
Posted by: lord garth || 08/08/2019 5:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Looks like another "white hispanic" to me...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2019 6:55 Comments || Top||

#4  suspect and all victims were Hispanic per AP
report
Posted by: lord garth || 08/08/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders Epstein Criminal Probe
Photo provided as a memory jogger. The comments alone are worth the reading.
[Breitbart] Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered an investigation into Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and a former Palm Beach state attorney.
Bradshaw is facing hard questions about his conduct with respect to registered sex offender and alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein after his previous conviction. Pressure has mounted behind a 4,000-signature petition collected by Democrat State Senator Lauren Book, demanding that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement launch an inquiry into the sheriff’s decisions regarding Epstein.

Despite the nature of his alleged crimes ‐ just some of which include luring disadvantaged underaged girls to his Palm Beach home for "nude massages, masturbation, oral sex, and intercourse" ‐ Bradshaw reportedly granted Epstein unprecedented freedom through a more than generous "work release."

DeSantis said that he announced the probe on Bradshaw’s behalf after he assured the governor in a letter that he would cooperate with the investigation. "I believe the public interest would be best served by an FDLE-led [Florida Department of Law Enforcement] investigation examining every aspect of the Epstein case, from court sentencing to incarceration,’’ Bradshaw wrote.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 00:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:


Immigration raids at Mississippi food processing plants net nearly 700 arrests
[AP] MORTON, Miss. (AP) ‐ U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday, part of a large-scale operation carried out by President Donald Trump's administration that targeted both corporations and their largely Latino employees.

The raids, planned months ago, came hours before Trump was to visit El Paso, Texas, to offer sympathy to the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed about a "Hispanic invasion" was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead in the border city.

Workers filled three buses ‐ two for men and one for women ‐ at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in tiny Morton, 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Jackson. They were taken to a military hangar to be processed for immigration violations. About 70 family, friends and residents waved goodbye and shouted, "Let them go! Let them go!" Later, two more buses arrived.

A tearful 13-year-old boy whose parents are from Guatemala waved goodbye to his mother, a Koch worker, as he stood beside his father. Some employees tried to flee on foot but were captured in the parking lot.

Workers who were confirmed to have legal status were allowed to leave the plant after having their trunks searched.

"It was a sad situation inside," said Domingo Candelaria, a legal resident and Koch worker who said authorities checked employees' identification documents.

The company did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

Bryan Cox, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said search warrants were executed at seven locations across Mississippi, targeting several companies. He did not have additional details, including a preliminary estimate of arrests.

The sting was another demonstration of Trump's signature domestic priority to crack down illegal immigration.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You would think no illegals would be working there after illegals won a $3.4 million law suite against the company because management was demanding part of thier pay, charging them to use the rest room, groping women, punching men, etc etc etc at Morton, Miss plant.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 08/08/2019 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  If you go to the Carolina's the population will decrease by HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS. IT IS NEEDED!
Posted by: ranture || 08/08/2019 5:49 Comments || Top||

#3  >About 70 family, friends and residents waved goodbye and shouted, "Let them go! Let them go!"

Should offer them to pay a proper migrant cost to keep them in the country. Say 25,000 per migrant per year.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/08/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Fine the plant 2 million per illegal. Do it across the country and publicize the shit out of it.

The use of illegals would end very quickly.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/08/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Gosh, no wonder Koch is so in favor of illegal immigrants being allowed to stay. It would prevent them from being penalized for all of the laws they're breaking already.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/08/2019 12:32 Comments || Top||


Boy Scouts failed to stop hundreds of previously unreported sexual predators, a lawsuit alleges
[WASHINGTONPOST] A group of lawyers is claiming to have uncovered hundreds of previously unreported cases of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Pennsylvania. The plaintiff in the case, named only as S.D. to keep his identity private, is alleging that he was assaulted "hundreds" of times by a scout leader in Pennsylvania over the course of about four years in the 1970s.

The lawsuit alleges that S.D.'s abuse would not have been possible had it not been for the negligence of the Boy Scouts, that the organization conspired to keep incidents of sexual assault a secret, and that the organization and other defendants engaged in "reckless misconduct" in failing to protect its young participants. The complaint names the Boy Scouts, the Penn Mountains Council, and S.D.'s alleged abuser, and was filed in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.

The litigation stems from an attempt to unearth previously unreported cases of child sexual abuse in one of the country’s most prominent youth organizations, spearheaded by Abused in Scouting, a group of law firms that collaborate on bringing such cases to light.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under:


Suspect charged with murder after victim in bank robbery-turned-carjacking found dead in Valrico
[TAMPABAY] A 68-year-old man who was carjacked at gunpoint after a bank robbery Tuesday morning was found dead hours later, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Mathew Korattiyil was last seen being pushed into his white Lexus SUV by the man accused of robbing the CenterState Bank, 1815 E Brandon Blvd., at about 10:30 a.m.

A search was launched, and after a high-speed chase and crash, deputies knocked the stolen SUV off the road and captured the alleged bank robber, James Hanson Jr., 39.

But Korattiyil wasn’t inside the vehicle, so the search continued.

Then at 4 p.m., deputies announced that he was found dead at Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Community Center located at 2620 Washington Road.

Hanson was taken into custody and gave a full confession Tuesday after being interviewed by detectives for several hours, according to the Sheriff's Office. He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail on charges of first degree murder, carjacking, grand theft auto, kidnapping, resisting an officer with violence and robbery.

The Catholic center and crashed SUV were all a little more than a mile from the bank. The Sheriff’s Office did not release any other information about the incident, such as what happened to Korattiyil after he was kidnapped or what the cause of death was.

Korattiyil was an active and generous member of the community center where he was found, said president Tomy Kattinacheril.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Knanaya Catholics
Posted by: Jetle Snease2277 || 08/08/2019 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Death penalty state.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Felony murder. First one to talk might still wind up on the Row.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2019 20:18 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Warnings after woman is burned by 'nether region steaming'
[BBC] Gynaecologists are warning of the potential risks of vaginal steaming after it emerged a Canadian woman burned herself attempting one.

A case study, involving a 62-year-old, was published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.

The woman had been suffering from a prolapsed vagina and believed the treatment could help avoid surgery.

Vaginal steaming, which involves sitting over a hot water and herb mix, has seen a growth in popularity.

It and other treatments for intimate areas, including vulva facials, are now available at some salons and spas.

The LA Times first reported on the steaming trend in 2010, and it later gained widespread attention when Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop brand recommended it.

Last year, US model Chrissy Teigen also shared a photograph of herself undergoing the treatment.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 14:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Clambake...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2019 20:12 Comments || Top||

#2  I really do not understand people.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2019 22:49 Comments || Top||

#3  It's really not hard to figure out, these are the same type people who believe in global warming is caused by man, vaccines cause autism, etc.

Like most reality challenged, science is just a magic word invoked to protect what they believe. They don't believe is has any real impact on their life, you know, steam burns, a juice cleanse will make you drop 20 pounds, etc.

It was a sad realization to me when I truly understood that yes, people are just that stupid.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/08/2019 23:08 Comments || Top||

#4  A moderne lament, or thpeaking of lithping

Oh, prithee, Miss Chrissy and Gwyneth
Sincerely, as gawd is my witness:
Why's wisdom so dumb
It adds up to dim sum,
And our wyrding wimmen so witless?
Posted by: Slats Smith6971 || 08/08/2019 23:40 Comments || Top||


Rosanna Arquette: ‘I’m Sorry I Was Born White and Privileged. It Disgusts Me’
[BREITBART] Hollywood Actress Rosanna Arquette is apologizing for being born white, saying she’s ashamed of the privilege she believes her skin brings. “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame,” the Pulp Fiction actor said on Wednesday.
We're sorry you were born, too.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [370 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rosanna, join the Peace Corps and work to help third worlders until sanity returns.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/08/2019 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't worry, you disgust us you worthless cretin.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/08/2019 0:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Bee?
Or not (to) Bee?
That is the question of our era.
Posted by: Lex || 08/08/2019 3:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey ULTRA MORON go to afreaka, THE will take care of you.
Posted by: ranture || 08/08/2019 5:46 Comments || Top||

#5  THEY!
Posted by: ranture || 08/08/2019 5:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Go the Rachael Dolezal (or whatever she's calling herself this week) route. Talcum X will welcome you to the struggle, sister...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2019 6:27 Comments || Top||

#7  It is disgusting
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#8  They're are plenty of $hitholes run by non-whites you can move to in order to pay penitence for your DNA and ancestors who made far more better decisions than others. Do or do not, there is no try.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#9  There are ..

Coffee stat!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#10  It Disgusts Me

OK__It's unanimous then.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/08/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#11  I wish I was born in a country where the color of my skin did not matter.

But I think we're farther away from my dream than we were 20 years ago.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||

#12  Really?

Then kill yourself. Problem solved.

No? Then shut up you fucking racist.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/08/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#13  Rosanna, why don't you give up your 'white privilege' if you believe there is such a thing and go live in Africa, Pakistan, Venezuela, Afghanistan or some Islamic country with sharia law.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#14  "I'm not a very good actress. How can I raise my visibility?"
"Say something vile and the media will come flocking to you like flies to rotting meat."
"That sounds easy enough! Here goes ... "
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/08/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#15  Oh, sob! She had to lock her sh*tter account after the blowback got too scary.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2019 17:42 Comments || Top||

#16  I blame her parents!
Posted by: Airandee || 08/08/2019 17:52 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Holocaust survivor celebrates 104th birthday surrounded by 400 descendants
[NYPOST] This is the picture of triumph over evil.
The best revenge is success.
A Holocaust survivor celebrated her 104th birthday last week at the Western Wall in Jerusalem ‐ and for the occasion posed for a photo surrounded by about 400 of her descendants, including her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Centenarian Shoshana Ovitz survived the Auschwitz concentration camp 74 years ago, according to Israeli outlets.

In the camp, she watched as her mother was ripped from her and handed to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who performed deadly experiments on prisoners, her grandson, Meir Rosenstein, told Israeli news hound Sivan Rahav Meir.

After the Holocaust, Ovitz met the man who would later become her husband, Dov Ovitz, who had lost his wife and four daughters in the genocide.

The couple searched for surviving relatives together and lived in Austria, before eventually settling in Haifa, where they had two daughters and two sons.

For her milestone birthday, Ovitz had one request, for all of her descendants to come together at the holy Jewish site ‐ and her children and grandchildren worked hard to make that happen.

Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil" - PSALM 90
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#2  where they had two daughters and two sons

Something doesn't compute 4 to 400 in two generations?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Look at the photo at the link, g(r)omgoru. Lots of beards and black suits on the menfolk, suggesting the family ended up on the Haredi side of the aisle — so families with eight or more children could be common.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  8^3?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Radiation levels normal after explosion?
[Twitter - AFP]

What a strange press report. Like WTF blew up?
Posted by: 3dc || 08/08/2019 08:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reports of elevated iodine 131 levels in the area prompting officials to tell locals to take iodine pills.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/08/2019 13:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Iodine 131 is a short lived, and thus highly radioactive fission product.

If this is a big concern nuclear reactor damage is most likely.

A nuclear explosion or fizzle is less likely as it would produce a smaller amount of fission products compared to a continuously operating reactor.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/08/2019 13:52 Comments || Top||

#3  There was a big boom at a Russian ammo dump somewhere north of Mongolia a couple of days ago. Video analysis estimated the fireball at around 10kT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m0fDeQl94c
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/08/2019 19:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Need much more on this.
Posted by: newc || 08/08/2019 20:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Evidently, Ivan has had TWO accidents in the last 72 hours.

One (from this story) of a ballistic missile blowing up (may have had a nuclear warhead) at a Russian missile testing facility.

And the other from a couple of days ago in central Russia turned out to be from a massive blast of conventional ordinance. (It looks like they learned nothing from their massive accident back in 1981(?) all the bunker doors were open)
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/08/2019 21:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe they were testing the nuclear propulsion of their new cruise missile.

Iodine 131 has a half life of only 8 days. Its presence indicates recent nuclear fission activity, especially if it poses a health hazard.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/08/2019 22:48 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Warshipping: attack a target network by shipping a cellular-enabled wifi cracker to a company mail room
[twitter]

Just a cellphone wifi cracker app should do it too.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What does it do?
Posted by: Gliper Hupaimble8863 || 08/08/2019 18:32 Comments || Top||


Economy
Univision heads for auction with few suitors
[NYPOST] Univision is trying to sell itself again ‐ and investors are bracing for yet another long, dragged-out telenovela.

In the middle of last month, the Spanish-language TV network quietly gathered a select group of prospective suitors in New York as it sought a price tag north of $10 billion, sources told The Post.

But after sifting through more than 100 pages of confidential financial information, the group of media companies and buyout firms appears to have taken a pass, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Now, Univision is in "the very early stages" of a formal auction process with a "strict timetable" that’s being run by Morgan Stanley, Moelis & Co. and LionTree, an insider said. The banks, however, haven’t set a bidding deadline, sources said.

In the coming weeks, prospective bidders will face a tough question: As Univision tries to wean itself from tear-jerking soap operas and game shows hosted by women in tight dresses, can it remake itself into a millennial-focused powerhouse that can compete with online rivals like Netflix?

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#1  They will probably have to toss in Whore-ghey Ramos for free...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Missed the train with their own racism. Seems the telenovias appealed to a certain demography of Anglo females but the network refused to put bi-lingual close captioning in them (even though they expect Spanish close captioning on the Gringo broadcast networks).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Without looing at the financials (which appear to not support the $10 billion price tag), it seems to me that this price tag and the need to sell it soon ('strict timetable') are mutually exclusive things, which means the asking price is gonna drop like a rock.
Posted by: Raj || 08/08/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#4  I'll bid 200 escudos.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Go broke you fuckers
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/08/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||


Government
Census Bureau Seeks to Hire Non-U.S. Citizens Ahead of 2020
[US News] Special exemptions to federal hiring laws allow the agency to temporarily employ noncitizens as officials attempt to obtain an accurate count of people living in immigrant communities.

THE CENSUS BUREAU IS pursuing a legal loophole that its officials believe would allow them to temporarily hire non-U.S. citizens as part of its efforts to reach populations that are difficult to count, including in non-English speaking and immigrant communities.

People employed by the Census Bureau, including those hired temporarily, are considered federal employees and are legally required to be U.S. citizens. Specifically, the annual Appropriations Act prohibits the use of appropriated funds to employ noncitizens within the U.S.

Some exceptions exist, however, that allow the agency to hire translators temporarily, as well as to hire people admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence who are seeking citizenship, to hire people admitted as refugees or granted asylum, and to hire people for up to 60 days on an emergency basis.

Temporarily employed translators fall under a so-called "excepted service provision," which gives each agency wide latitude to set its own standards for hiring based on what specific job it's trying to fill.
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#1  Probably no chance Koch Foods Inc. in Mississippi will be held accountable for hiring hundreds of illegals ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 1:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Kochs now choking their chickens.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2019 1:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Billionaire Koch Brothers Launch SuperPAC to Support Open Borders
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#4  The Koch Bros. and the chicken Koch business are apparently not connected.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

#5  So, how do you explain the Bros?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#6  So, how do you explain the Bros?

Like minded rent seekers ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2019 7:39 Comments || Top||

#7  I am going to ask a silly question. Is the census an executive branch function? Is Trump head of the executive branch? (I know, the coup is a different topic for a different day.) If yes to both, then fire the hiring managers.
Posted by: SR-71 || 08/08/2019 14:28 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Toyota partners with AI startup to design robots to help at home
[NYPOST] Toyota Motor Corp. has designs on making robot helpers for your home, and has enlisted a Japanese startup that specializes in artificial intelligence to jumpstart its plan.

Japan’s biggest automaker and Tokyo-based Preferred Networks Inc. will carry out joint research to develop so-called service robots that are "capable of learning in typical living environments," the companies said in statements on Wednesday.

The two firms have already been collaborating on driverless vehicles since 2014.

Eighty-year-old manufacturing giant Toyota is trying to transform itself and adapt to technology, such as ride-hailing and automated driving, that is disrupting the auto industry.

Toyota sees robots as part of that effort, particularly in Japan, where it aims to have them in homes and hospitals to support one of the world’s fastest aging populations.

For the project announced on Wednesday, Toyota said it would provide a dozen units of its Human Support Robot, or HSR, to Preferred Networks.

The companies will cooperate on development over the next three years, including the sharing of intellectual property.

Preferred Networks is already using the robot as a platform for its advanced artificial intelligence software. At an exhibition in Tokyo last year the robot tidied a messy room, distinguishing between trash and dirty towels.

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