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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Epstein’s gal pal gave $1K to hospital that treated alleged sex slave: report
[NYPOST] Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein
...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whores sex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened...
’s gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell donated $1,000 to New York-Presbyterian Hospital after the two of them allegedly brought one of his accusers there for treatment following a sexual assault, according to a British news report.

Maxwell also gave $350 to a New York City charity that aids victims of child sex trafficking at the same time Epstein was negotiating a controversial plea deal in Florida amid allegations he abused underage girls, the Telegraph said.

Maxwell’s contributions were made by her Max Foundation TR, which was run by her and one of Epstein’s lawyers, the Telegraph said, citing financial records.

Other beneficiaries of Maxwell’s private charity included the Clinton Foundation, which in 2003 received the foundation’s biggest donation ever of $2,500, the Telegraph said.

The New York-Presbyterian donation was made on May 2, 2007, about six years after Virginia Giuffre has claimed that Maxwell and Epstein took her to the Upper East Side hospital following abuse inflicted by Epstein, the Telegraph said.

The contribution to Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, also known as GEMS, was reportedly made on April 15, 2008, less than two months before Epstein pleaded guilty in Palm Beach to two counts of solicitation of prostitution, one involving a minor.

Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If you have ever seen a hospital bill, 1K ain't nothing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

Woman Pulled Over For Traffic Stop, Pulls Alligator Out Of Her Pants
[DAILYCALLER] A Florida woman who surprised an officer when she pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop got probation after she pleaded guilty in the case.

The 25-year old woman, Ariel Machan-Le Quire, received the sentence Thursday after she pleaded guilty to four charges stemming from illegally possessing wild animals.

The female passenger and driver of the truck, 22-year-old, Michael Clemons, were stopped by a deputy with the Charlotte County sheriff’s department back in May after they had reportedly run a stop sign.

Clemons, at the time, told the officer the pair were out collecting frogs and snakes under an overpass and he gave deputies permission to search his vehicle.

During the search, the deputy also discovered 41 3-stripe turtles, yes you read that correctly, in a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" backpack.

Then the sheriff’s deputy asked Ariel if the two had anything else hidden, she then pulled out the 1-foot gator from her pants.

Clemons’ case is still pending.

It is still unclear just why the Florida woman had the alligator in her pants.
Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let me guess ... Florida?
Posted by: Lex || 08/19/2019 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  My first thought was "it's a trap!"
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/19/2019 2:48 Comments || Top||

#3  It is still unclear just why the Florida woman had the alligator in her pants.

Couldn't get over the counter birth control?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#4  "Lemme go ! I'll hav ya know I'm related to Joey 'in yore pants' Biden !"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/19/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#5  I saw the head line and thought, " So my ex ended up in Florida."
Posted by: Flesing Wittlesbach3140 || 08/19/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#6  "It is still unclear just why the Florida woman had the alligator in her yoga pants."
Also where in her yoga pants.

On second thought, I don't want to know.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/19/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#7  The 'gator will probably grow up to be a pervert now. Shame !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/19/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

#8  Is the gator's name Jeffrey?
Posted by: Lex || 08/19/2019 17:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Jeffrey or Bill.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/19/2019 17:54 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Blue Angels planes touch midair during Pensacola practice
[Pensacola News Journal] Two U.S. Navy Blue Angel jets touched midair during a practice at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Navy said Thursday.

The incident happened Wednesday, said Lt. Michelle Tucker, spokeswoman for Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer, chief of naval air training.

"The No. 3 canopy made momentary contact with the underside of No. 1's outer wing during the Diamond 360 maneuver," Tucker said.

She said there were no injuries.

Capt. Eric Doyle, the Blue Angel's commanding officer, flies the No. 1 jet.

Doyle called a safety stand down after the planes made contact.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2019 06:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "It's called 'the captain pat', all part of the Diamond heh heh " said the pilot of No. 3 later.☺
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/19/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Those guys are all flippin' crazy.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/19/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  I understand that the Blue Angels are as good as they are because they practice, practice, practice.

What I don't understand is how they live long enough to get that good.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/19/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#4  I remember when 'unit cohesion' drove them into a hillside. I wondered then, as I do now, why they aren't practicing aerial tactics in the aggressor squadron or at Miramar.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/19/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Re: Skid: Most of them have had prior TopGun Training or Instructor time there; not some diversity posting. And part of that training involves following the leader; I think you are thinking of the T-Birds some years back.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/19/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

Trump: US considering possibly buying Greenland, 'essentially it's a large real estate deal'
[Fox News} President Trump spoke out Sunday on reports his administration has been looking into buying Greenland.

Trump addressed the rumors with reporters outside Marine One after he'd landed in Morristown, N.J., saying Denmark has been losing money by keeping Greenland under its control.

"Essentially it’s a large real estate deal. A lot of things can be done. It’s hurting Denmark very badly because they're losing almost $700 million a year carrying it," he said. "So, they carry it at great loss, and strategically for the United States, it would be nice. And, we're a big ally of Denmark and we help Denmark, and we protect Denmark."

Trump said he may be visiting Greenland in the near future, but claimed the issue was not a top priority for the administration.

"I’m thinking about going there. I’m not necessarily, definitely going there, but I may be going. We're going to Poland and then we may be going to Denmark -- not for this reason at all, but we're looking at it," he said. "It’s not number one on the burner."

"We see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer," Greenland's government said last week. "Of course, Greenland is not for sale."

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow had confirmed the reports earlier in the day during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" and said it was under consideration.

"It’s an interesting story. It's developing. We're looking at it, we don’t know," Kudlow said. "Years ago, [then-President] Harry Truman wanted to buy Greenland. Denmark owns Greenland, Denmark is an ally."

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that President Trump was interested in purchasing Greenland and the White House would seek to capitalize on its "abundant resources and geopolitical importance."

"Greenland is a strategic place up there, and they've got a lot of valuable minerals," Kudlow added.

"I don't want to predict an outcome. I'm just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look."
I looked at a globe and noticed just where Greenland is.It's not a bad idea, based on it's location alone.

A couple videos explaining this deal at link.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/19/2019 00:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Troll Level +5. The EU would never allow one of its member puppet states to sell land to the Orange Man Bad™.
Posted by: magpie || 08/19/2019 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  A brilliant idea. The Arctic is the next Great Game.
Oil, gas, rare earth minerals... Why let the Russians have all the spoils?
Posted by: Lex || 08/19/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Opening bid is tree fiddy.
Posted by: Waldemar Clunk5446 || 08/19/2019 1:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Troll Level +5.

Truly. He can't possibly be serious — Congress doesn’t even want to give him money to build the wall — but while people are clutching their pearls about this, they’re ignoring whatever it is that he’s quietly doing.

Not to mention that I think he really enjoys seeing them shriek in outrage over absurdities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2019 1:07 Comments || Top||

#5  as noted in the article, President Truman wanted to buy Greenland. This was due to the issue of having military assets there and making it a part of the early warning system

we still have a military base at Thule (I doubt this base is still necessary but maybe I'm wrong)

buying the Island would be a problem in the short term as the Greenlanders mostly don't speak English and rely on Denmark for welfare, health care and so forth

in the long term, yes resources would be available but really the nature of the economy continues to change and the value of mineral deposits is offset by the many costs of mining, transportation, etc.

This would, I think, be a good deal for Denmark and a bad one for the USA
Posted by: lord garth || 08/19/2019 1:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Very Strategic place to nest and would be a win for all. Unless they prefer China to get it instead?

Posted by: newc || 08/19/2019 1:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Heck with China. It's the rampaging Canadians in their Winnebagos we gotta keep out.
Posted by: Waldemar Clunk5446 || 08/19/2019 2:03 Comments || Top||

#8  losing almost $700 million a year carrying it,

Yikes, that comes out to $50K/year for a family of four. It's worse than Baltimore.
Posted by: Waldemar Clunk5446 || 08/19/2019 2:22 Comments || Top||

#9  It is my understanding that unlike Denmark, Greenland opted out of the EU.

Also, English is spoken by most Green lander (albeit as a second language) as it's taught from the first grade on.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/19/2019 3:02 Comments || Top||

#10  Developing Greenland's resources will make the US "greener". The rare earth resources there are usefull in electric cars.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 08/19/2019 3:23 Comments || Top||

#11  Thus the 56,000 population will become very wealthy via mineral rights royalties.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 08/19/2019 3:26 Comments || Top||

#12  In case you do possess it, would it be incorrect to declare it a 'net blankes' zone ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/19/2019 7:53 Comments || Top||

#13  By Trump making the first offers the EU will respond by wondering what Trump wants in Greenland. They will inevitably realize the massive hydro and geothermal potential of the place and possibly get their green neck out from under Putin's boot. Just to spite Trump.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/19/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||

#14  ^You don't really grok EUropeans, do you?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2019 8:08 Comments || Top||

#15  What a catastrophe:

Alaska Purchase, (1867), acquisition by the United States from Russia of 586,412 square miles (1,518,800 square km) of land at the northwestern tip of the North American continent, comprising the current U.S. state of Alaska.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#16  Good insurance in case the Global Warmists are right.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/19/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#17  As I understand it he was in a meeting where someone mentioned that Denmark didn't have enough money to keep Greenland solvent. Some one said to Trump, "You should buy it". He was joking. Trump said, "Can we do that? Maybe I should". They were joking.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/19/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#18  By the way, you should see Rachael Maddow's reaction. It is hilarious and by hilarious I mean funny 'cause I don't know what hilarious means.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/19/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#19  Minerals?
Look at the freshwater ice pack.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/19/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#20  From Norway;Dear Don. We hear that you are hoping to buy Greenland. All we Norwegians can say is: Get in line! The thing is that Greenland is not really Denmark’s to sell. You see, we discovered it (by ‘we’ I mean an axe murdering maniac named Erik). Back in 1814 the Swedes (I know, harder back then) beat Denmark to give up Norway. But they forgot to get the trimmings, that is the Norwegian ‘empire’ (greatest empire ever!) that we had when entering union with Denmark (worst deal ever!). Norway tried to sue for Greenland in the Hague and lost (so sad!). So, we have dibs, should the Danes break with the past 100 years of international norms, rules, laws and put it on the market. I am pretty sure we can match your offer and throw in some lutefisk (put some hair on Danish chests!) Sadly, the land now seems to belong to those who live there, you know, the Wilsonian thing - self-determination and all that (damned liberals!). But if we are going to go foreign policy Viking-style, Norway is first in line (MNGA!)
Posted by: Dale || 08/19/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#21  g(r)omgoru, I was married to a German for a decade. Granted they've gone off the rails since hten but doing things out of spite is not beyond them. Also generating power in someone else backyard so they can pretend to be green is a basic liberal attitude be it Germany shutting down nuke plants and depending upon Russian gas or California shutting down dams and all energy generation and depending upon Texas they think the same.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/19/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#22  buying the Island would be a problem in the short term as the Greenlanders mostly don't speak English and rely on Denmark for welfare, health care and so forth

No change in management. Of course.
Posted by: gorb || 08/19/2019 14:19 Comments || Top||

#23  MNGA!

Too funny, Dale. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2019 16:26 Comments || Top||

#24  Good one Dale, you almost made me drop my lefse!

Minnesota might not have fjords by at least we laugh.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/19/2019 19:40 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Greta's zero carb yacht will require some air plane flights for crew
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Greta Thunberg's two-week trip across Atlantic in 'zero-carbon yacht' may generate more emissions than it saves as two of the crew have to FLY to New York to bring the boat back to Europe...

'We added the trip to New York City at very short notice, and as a result two people will need to fly over to the US in order to bring the boat back,' a Team Malizia spokeswoman told the Times.

She added: 'The world has not yet found a way to make it possible to cross an ocean without a carbon footprint.'

And a further two sailors who are currently on board the Malizia II with Greta may use air travel to get back to Europe.
below is the home page of the yacht - personally, I wouldn’t want to spend more than a few hours on this boat

Posted by: lord garth || 08/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She added: 'The world has not yet found a way to make it possible to cross an ocean without a carbon footprint.'

Well, there were the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Then there was the Mayflower, not to mention all the Viking ships and don't forget the Polynesians who sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii. These people used no fossil fuels, only wood, canvas, raw courage and seamanship.

But this is not to denigrate the Malizia II. It is a sleek, high tech racing yacht, probably designed more for speed than comfort. Even if they're letting little Greta ride along, and even if they used a few petroleum products in its construction, it is still an extremely cool sailboat.

When I first heard this story there were few details so I got the impression that the girl would sail solo like some girls her age have done. But those girls practiced and studied sailing since they were little. Sailing is their primary interest, not lecturing grown ups on complex subjects of which they have no understanding and trying to sell their mother's book.

Then after seeing pictures of the boat under sail I realized, little Greta will be no more than excess baggage on this voyage.

I wonder if she has ever experienced seasickness.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/19/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#2  they are currently about 100 miles north of the azores

reporting wind of about 15 mph or so, wave heights 2-4' or so

per the website here for position wind and temperature

wave heights here
Posted by: lord garth || 08/19/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
More from the Matt Shea files: GPS trackers, a ‘provisional government' and a hunt for moles
[SpokesmanReview] If state Rep. Matt Shea’s views on church and state could fit on a bumper sticker, it might say, "Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."

That phrase appears repeatedly in a trove of private emails and documents recently obtained by The Spokesman-Review through multiple sources. Shea, R-Spokane Valley, has used it to sign messages to his associates on the far right, including militia members who took part in the 2016 armed standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge.

The phrase helps explain how Shea justifies his us-against-them rhetoric. Muslims, journalists and critics of all political stripes are "supporting tyranny" if they don’t support his view that the United States is "a Christian nation." Critics fear that Shea, an Army combat veteran, has begun employing that same principle to justify violence ‐ to "resist tyranny" and "obey God" by any means at his disposal.
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Posted by: 746 || 08/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

While migrants get free housing a homeless Brit dies every 19 hours in the UK
[VOE] Data reveals at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died over the last six months, ranging from the ages of 16 to 104 years old.

The same figures from last year showed 449 deaths in 12 months ‐ on average one every 20 hours ‐ indicating that the frequency at which homeless people are dying has risen significantly, despite increased awareness of the issue.

Homelessness charities and MPs called on Boris Johnson to address the "sheer lack" of affordable social housing across the country and to increase housing benefit so it covers the true cost of renting, as well as ensuring that all homeless deaths are investigated.

Housing Minister John Healey blames the Conservatives and said "Ministers urgently need to get a grip, back Labour’s plans to end rough sleeping and build thousands of more affordable homes."

Matthew Downie, director of policy and external affairs at Crisis, said it was disgraceful that hundreds of vulnerable people across the country had died without the dignity of a secure home. "We know that homelessness can be ended across the UK, but only by the government tackling the root causes."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2019 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Make way for the new citizens! The old citizens are no longer producing.

The pompous 'Deep State' Earls and Lords of Perfidious Albion betray their own people? Who knew ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  homelessness can be ended across the UK, but only by the government tackling the root causes
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  And how many were kicked to death by migrant mongrels ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/19/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Root cause of high land prices is population density and taxation on wages not land title.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/19/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

Grid fins on China's new rocket?
Posted by: 3dc || 08/19/2019 09:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So now the LongMarch is a steerable MIRV with the glide factor fins?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/19/2019 15:05 Comments || Top||

Edward Snowden credited for motivating China’s quantum research.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/19/2019 09:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Which in turn will motivate our research, which in turn should end all this crazy talk about enabling government backdoors in encryption products. Another point scored by Snowden. Well done!

A related point - how about we see if we can go just 1 year without a major security breach or government leak before we talk about Clipper 2.0?
Posted by: Iblis || 08/19/2019 15:18 Comments || Top||

#2  No one ever bothers to point out that the output of a quantum computer might be right or wrong and it is only decided which it is at the moment the output is observed.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2019 17:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Quantum theory requires faith that it'll work in the real world. Kinda like believing that the Wizard of Oz has real wizard powers.

Posted by: jpal || 08/19/2019 22:27 Comments || Top||

Trump Warns Beijing That Violent Crackdown in Hong Kong Would Harm Trade Talks
Posted by: Waldemar Clunk5446 || 08/19/2019 03:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Wait till you see what the American consumer has to say.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Or China's neighboring countries. If China cracks down on HK, they can kiss the 1st island chain goodbye.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/19/2019 10:56 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
James Comey and Wife Donated Nearly $20K to Democrats This Year
[Free Beacon] Former FBI Director James Comey and his wife have contributed nearly $20,000 to Democrats so far this year, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Comey, who was fired by Donald Trump within four months of him taking over the Oval Office, has been an outspoken critic of the president and has called on Americans to deliver a landslide victory for the Democratic nominee in 2020.

"All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the lies stop on January 20, 2021," Comey told a New York City audience last December. The former FBI director added during an MSNBC appearance that Democrats "have to win."

Earlier this year, Comey gave $2,700 to the presidential campaign of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), who was in his class at the University of Chicago Law School. The money to Klobuchar's campaign came on the heels of $2,700 that Comey gave to both Jennifer Wexton (D., Va.) and Abigail Spanberger (D., Va.) during last year's midterm elections. Comey also canvassed for Wexton in her Virginia congressional district on Election Day.

Comey, a former Republican, previously donated to John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign before switching his monetary support to Democrats during the 2018 elections, filings show.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2019 07:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Evidently the worthless POS is not very concerned about huge legal defense expenditures anytime in the near future.

I wish Mike Flynn could say the same.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||

Karachi police view killing of 16-year-old alleged thief by mob as act of terror, arrest 5
[DAWN] Police on Sunday said that they consider the killing of a teenage boy by an angry mob in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, an act of terror and will invoke Section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act, 1997 against those involved, as they arrested three more suspects in the case.

On Saturday, a 16-year-old alleged thief was beaten to death by an enraged crowd in Bahadurabad following an alleged attempt at theft.

He was tortured and killed publicly, with the brutal acts recorded on video, triggering fear and anger among the people.

The boy's family has also demanded that a terror case be registered against two suspects that were arrested yesterday and others involved, said Ferozabad SHO Aurangzeb Khattak on Sunday.

On Sunday evening, DIG East Amir Farooqi told Dawn that three more suspects had been arrested, bringing the total up to five.

The senior officer added that the held suspects can be seen in the videos in which the teenager is being tortured.

"We are going after the rest," vowed DIG Farooqi.

The Sherlocks are currently exchanging views with the prosecution about changing the relevant section of the law and adding Section 7-ATA in the case.

Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Low trust society. Where we are headed rapidly.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
60+ year old Leftist who left the fold confronts Chavistas in Berkeley
[CaracasChronicles] Given how the KPFA [radio] audience would be, mostly, older folks who had, like me, been active in the Central American solidarity movement some 40 years past, I decided to focus the first flyer ... The headline... "Solidarity with the Venezuelan Government‐Or with the Venezuelan People." I presumed that solidarity activists, long-steeped in Leninism... I pointed out ... one third of the murders in Venezuela, by the government's own account, was carried out by the FAES and how people were denied access to food and had limited access to health, education and other basic necessities....The Berkeley left, and the KPFA radio crowd, is an aging demographic sprinkled with a mix of University of California students... And so it's the greatest irony that these people clinging to outworn institutions sheltering the obsolete and dysfunctional faith of socialism in both its 20th and 21st-century varieties would think of themselves as "progressives."
Posted by: lord garth || 08/19/2019 10:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Well. It's a matter of what's being talked about and what's being said. The usual suspects wet themselves whenever someone like Katherine Hepburn, Jimmuah Cahtah or Steve Wozniak said anything about anything. If what is being said rubs anyone the wrong way, it's "there's no fool like an old fool" time. Funny how that works...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2019 17:36 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
6Islamic State
3Govt of Pakistan
3Moslem Colonists
2Govt of Iran Proxies
1Islamic Jihad (Palestian)
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2019-08-19
  Another prayer leader killed near Quetta
Sun 2019-08-18
  Explosion Targets Wedding Hall In Kabul; Casualties Feared UPDATE: 63 dead, ISIS claims it
Sat 2019-08-17
  Two killed in Pakistan mosque bomb blast
Fri 2019-08-16
  Special Forces arrest Khalifa Daud, Haqqani network’s key member in Kabul
Thu 2019-08-15
  Iraq anti-terrorism troops kill 10 IS militants, capture 5 others in Anbar
Wed 2019-08-14
  On beyond Veritas: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ
Tue 2019-08-13
  North Macedonia police find 22 migrants packed into SUV
Mon 2019-08-12
  UAE-backed forces expel Saudi-backed troops from Yemeni Presidential Palace
Sun 2019-08-11
  Southern Transitional Council stages an attempted coup, says Yemeni government
Sat 2019-08-10
  Jeffrey Epstein dead in Arkancide
Fri 2019-08-09
  US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine
Thu 2019-08-08
  Clashes erupt between Indian, Pakistani forces in Kashmir
Wed 2019-08-07
  Algeria: court issues arrest warrant on Khaled Nezzar, ex-General accused of alleged mass killings in the 1990s
Tue 2019-08-06
  Benghazi flight to Mitiga Tripoli survives rocket attack while landing
Mon 2019-08-05
  Indian Kashmir Dissolved.

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