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Comrade Robert ''Bob'' Mugabe Finally Croaks at 95
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
In Court Hearing, Planned Parenthood Employee Admits To Trafficking In Baby Body Parts
[Federalist] Day one of the preliminary hearing for pro-life activist David Daleiden kicked off Tuesday morning at the San Francisco Superior Court with testimony from an abortion technician, a third-trimester abortionist, and a vice president of the National Abortion Federation, who testified she doesn’t know what a human tissue procurement company is or does.

NAF Vice President of External Affairs Melissa Fowler also testified she recognized StemExpress‐a human tissue procurement lab exposed in Daleiden’s undercover videos that is now under federal investigation‐as a repeat vendor of her for-profit organization. NAF is a third-party abortion trade group.

The nine-day hearing is the first time Planned Parenthood leaders and affiliates have publicly gathered and testified in court since Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress published 11 undercover videos featuring Planned Parenthood leaders discussing‐and in some videos displaying‐the harvesting and selling of aborted fetal organs and tissues.

Daleiden and his colleague Sandra Merritt face 14 criminal felony counts of eavesdropping and one count of conspiracy. The case marks the first time charges of eavesdropping have ever been made in California. During this hearing the judge will determine if there is probable cause Daleiden and Merritt committed a crime, and if so, will schedule a date for trial. Separately, the hearing for the civil case against Daleiden and Merritt will be held Sept. 30.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 12:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A certain number of folks arrange their lives on the premise that there is no just God.
Posted by: Matt || 09/06/2019 12:36 Comments || Top||

#2  The road to hell ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||

#3  The audacity of the bastard lawyers to put the activists on trial.

'Eavesdropping'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 16:16 Comments || Top||


Bystander hurls milk at NYPD cop on scene of Bronx fire
[NYPOST] A coward hurled an open half-gallon of milk at a Bronx cop, covering him in the liquid, in the latest act of disrespect against a member of the force, according to cops and a video that surfaced Thursday.

"They got milked on!" a bystander can be heard cheering on cellphone video of the incident, which was posted on Instagram with a caption that read "F‐ the [police emoji]."

The assault comes just weeks after the city’s now-viral water bucket attacks on New York’s Finest.

Several videos emerged over the summer of people across the Big Apple setting upon cops with buckets and bottles of water ‐ resulting in charges for several individuals. In every incident, the officers were simply doing their jobs.

The Police Benevolent Association blamed city leaders for the brazen acts ‐ saying they have created a "cop-hating" environment Thursday.

"It is becoming impossible for coppers to do our job, even in emergency situations," PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement.

"At a fire scene, our role is to clear the area so that firefighters can contain the fire and prevent loss of life. This crowd didn’t care: They wanted to fight the cops who were there to help."
Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  KTN
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/06/2019 6:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Welcome to Bill Diblasio's fine city
Posted by: warthogswife || 09/06/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Dems have no further use for PDs - they have Antifa now.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/06/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Antifa, Anshmifa.

Forgive student loans? Getting warm.
Free noodles? What's next from the dorm?
The pot's getting hotter.
Free boodle? Add water
For Instant Arm-- "prison reform."
Posted by: Slenter Sinatra4266 || 09/06/2019 18:38 Comments || Top||


Homicide suspect accidentally released from Nashville jail is back in custody
[TENNESSEAN] A first-degree murder suspect accidentally released from the Davidson County Jail last week due to a holy manal error was back in jug on Wednesday.

Local and state authorities had been looking for 26-year-old Roberto Josue Viera-Aybar, who was mistakenly released on Friday, Davidson County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Karla West said.

Metro police tweeted Viera-Aybar was in jug after he made arrangements through his attorney to surrender himself to a South Precinct officer in the 500 block of Piccadilly Row Wednesday morning.

Just after noon, West said, he was rebooked into the jail's Hill Detention Center located downtown on 2nd Avenue North.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:


-Obits-
A Soldier Died of Natural Causes in Kosovo. He Was a Loving Father -- And Ray Charles' Grandson
[Mil.com] Staff Sgt. Conrad Robinson followed one of his grandfathers into the Army, but what he shared with few colleagues before he died was that his other one was "the Genius" of soul music, Ray Charles.

Robinson, 36, died last year on a deployment to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, just days before Memorial Day.

His death left loved ones back home stunned, confused and in his wife's case, questioning whether his health conditions should have kept him from deploying in the first place.

An autopsy sent to Army investigators late last year revealed that he had died from a heart condition, a report Stars and Stripes recently obtained from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command shows.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 14:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:


Comrade Robert titzup
Burn in hell, asshole
[BBC] Robert Mugabe 'ate a zoo' during his lavish 91st birthday party, unleashed death squads to murder his enemies and forced thousands of his people to starve.

One of the most ruthless tyrants of modern times was both condemned and praised after he died aged 95 in a Singapore hospital on Friday.

He was regarded as a liberation hero when he became Zimbabwe's leader following the end of white colonial rule in 1980, but he evolved into a villain through a reign of terror lasting almost four decades.

His legacy is that of an oppressive dictator known for corruption, human rights abuses and brutal and outrageous exploits, including dining on a baby elephant at his extravagant birthday party in 2015.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/06/2019 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6704 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I hope his death does not trigger hyper inflation
Posted by: Airandee || 09/06/2019 6:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Send Barry as the US rep at the funeral...and lose his return ticket.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/06/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Having governed itself since 1923, having supported the UK and the West with valuable manpower in three wars, and acting on stated approvals of the British Government, the Rhodesian cabinet declared a Unilateral Declaration of Indenpendence (UDI) from the United Kingdom on 11 November 1965. The Rhodesian government then established a new constitution (modeled after the American Constitution). Harold Wilson, the British Prime Minister, declared the UDI illegal and an act of rebellion on 12 November. The United Nations Security Council declared the UDI illegal on 19 November, calling on Britain to end the rebellion.

All of this setting the stage for the Perfidious Albion regime change, the ousting of President Ian Smith, the election of Mugabe, and the present day disaster known as Zimbabwe.

Wilson now has a new Canasta partner in hell.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Everyone in the Democratic Primaries should be asked their opinions on Bob Mugabe.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/06/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  ruprecht, if the sort of answers they're giving right now to questioners is anything to go by...

"What ? Mugabe ? Yes. I know mugabe, I buhleeve in the mugabe ! And I'm going to support mugabe for all Americans. We absolutely need to protect the planet, our diversity and..."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 17:44 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Space be Hard. Indian Moon mission crashes onto the moon.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 09/06/2019 16:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ISRO has lost contact with the Vikram lander. It's last telemetry showed it going very fast at a low altitude - not a good mix.

Spaceflight is hard! All that matters is that they learn and improve future designs
Posted by: 3dc || 09/06/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Aagh ! $141 million accident.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 16:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Lithobraking is the worst. I hope India keeps trying.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/06/2019 16:47 Comments || Top||

#4  The original plan was to descend to 18km off the surface, adjust for momentum and land.

They revised the plan to include orbiting around the moon at a height under 100 km, to make system checks or something. The lander had to be reconfigured and a fifth liquid engine (7kg) added plus the software changes. They made these additions in june last year, so pretty late in the project. I think they just got ahead of themselves a little.

There's another one already in the works, this time with Japan.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 17:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Good to know. Thanks D66046.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/06/2019 17:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Blame it on poor lunar atmospheric conditions and soldier on.
Posted by: jpal || 09/06/2019 18:04 Comments || Top||

#7  At least it landed. It could have hurtled off into the infinite reaches of outer space.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/06/2019 19:28 Comments || Top||

#8  I heard the parachutes failed to work as expected.
Posted by: gorb || 09/06/2019 22:15 Comments || Top||


Air Force A-10 engages illegals accidentally fires off rocket in Arizona
[Business Insider] A US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II accidentally fired off a rocket outside of the designated firing range in Arizona on Thursday.

The attack aircraft, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th Wing, "unintentionally" released an M-156 rocket while on a training mission, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base said in a statement.

The M-156, according to CBS News, is a white phosphorous projectile used to mark targets. The rocket landed in the Jackal Military Operations Area, located about 60 miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona.

The Air Force says that no injuries, damages, or fires have been reported.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 13:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6539 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Swedish Scientist Proposes Cannibalism to Fight Climate Change
[Breitbart] Swedish behavioural scientist Dr. Creutzfeldt Jakob Magnus Söderlund has suggested that eating other people after they die could be a means of combatting climate change.

The scientist mentioned the possibility of cannibalism during a broadcast on Swedish television channel TV4 this week about a fair in Stockholm regarding "food of the future".

Söderlund is set to hold seminars at the event, entitled "Gastro Summit ‐ about the future of food" where he intends to discuss the possibility of eating people in the name of cutting down greenhouse emissions.

According to his research, the main problem with the idea is the widespread taboo of eating human flesh and said that conservative attitudes could make it hard to convince Swedes at large to take up the practice of cannibalism.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 07:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6540 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like a job for planned parenthood.
Posted by: Dale || 09/06/2019 8:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny. A cannibal was having digestive problems after eating someone. The witch doctor asked him to describe how he cooked him. The sick cannibal said, "I cut him up, put him in a pot of water with vegetables, herbs, spices, salt, and pepper". The witch doctor then asked him to describe the man. He said, "he was bald on top, wearing a robe down to his ankles with a nelt tied around the middle and sandals". The witch doctor said, "There's your problem. You ate a Friar instead of a boiler".
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/06/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  to your room, Deacon
Posted by: Frank G || 09/06/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Soylet Green is people
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#5  You first!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/06/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#6  IowaHawk tweet on this topic
Posted by: 3dc || 09/06/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Was sure this was the Bee.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/06/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Not the Babylon Bee? Fooled again...
Posted by: magpie || 09/06/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#9  Grandma...she's whats for dinner!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/06/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||

#10 
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/06/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||

#11  Not Bee? Wasn't sure.
Posted by: Lex || 09/06/2019 17:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Why eat people who die by themselves ? They'd be old or diseased. Besides they'd already have added the majority of their share of carbon to the profile.

😈 I say, eat young, unemployed people !

'The tragedy is not to die, but to be wasted.' - Hannibal Lecter
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 17:22 Comments || Top||

#13  "Modernity's comfortable idle
Are tender, well-marbled, and vital,
Say Swedish chefs hired
To serve them, inspired
By this cookbook!" [You're Fired! is its title]
Posted by: Slenter Sinatra4266 || 09/06/2019 18:31 Comments || Top||

#14  Jonathan Swift lives.
Posted by: Lex || 09/06/2019 18:41 Comments || Top||

#15  Are there any cute young Swedish blonde girls Left?
Posted by: Groth Hupans2047 || 09/06/2019 19:30 Comments || Top||

#16  Where's Swift? Tin Can Alley, a phantom,
A man, baby! Cherchez le panem.
Ad Canam, a stork,
Out of work, squawks, "Short pork!
Sure it's kosher... for stylish kohanim."

Accusative and dative... why do they hate me?
Posted by: Slenter Sinatra4266 || 09/06/2019 19:59 Comments || Top||

#17  "How to Serve Man"
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/06/2019 21:07 Comments || Top||

#18  Wonder what PETA's take on this is......
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/06/2019 21:08 Comments || Top||

#19  Surströmming comes close enough
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 22:13 Comments || Top||


Bolivia has lost 1.7 million hectares to fire: government
[DAWN] Wildfires raging in Bolivia's forests and grasslands since May have destroyed 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres), officials said Wednesday, amid an $11 million effort by the government to contain them.

Environmentalists blame laws enacted under leftist President Evo Morales, who has encouraged the burning of forest and pasture land to expand agricultural production, while the government attributes the blazes to dry weather and winds.

"Of the fires that have occurred, 41 percent are in protected areas and 30 percent are in forests," Cinthia Asin, environmental minister for the eastern region of Santa Cruz told the press, updating the amount of land burned to 1.7 million hectares.

Santa Cruz is the hardest hit of Bolivia's departments since the fires began in May and intensified in late August.

Much to environmentalists' chagrin, Bolivia's government recently authorized farmers to burn 20 hectares (almost 50 acres) instead of the usual five hectares (12 acres) -- which is believed to have contributed to thousands of wildfires.

Asin said that over the first days of September, 751 new fires blazed, mostly in forested areas, leading Santa Cruz officials to believe that humans had started the conflagrations to clear farmland.

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#1  That amounts to roughly 6,563 square miles, or just over the total ground territory in Hawaii.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/06/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Its not lost; it is still there under a crusty brown crust....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/06/2019 14:55 Comments || Top||


Major League Soccer club bans 'controversial' Betsy Ross flag at games
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake has banned people from waving the Betsy Ross flag at games, claiming that the Colonial-era flag design has been “adopted as a symbol for hate groups” and doesn’t fit with the team’s mission of inclusiveness.

The controversy started last month after season-ticket-holders Randolf and Diana Scott started bringing their giant Betsy Ross flag to games at Rio Tinto Stadium, which “ignited a firestorm” against the couple on social media, the local Fox News affiliate reported.

Last weekend, stadium staff asked the couple to put the flag away.

“They kept telling us if he wasn’t going to take it down, we were going to be rejected from the game,” Ms. Scott told the news station.

“He asked me — he’s like, ‘So what’s the purpose of the flag?’” Mr. Scott recalled. “I was like, ‘Well, ‘cause, we love America.’”
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#1  Fill the stands with the Betsy Ross flag then.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/06/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  One more reason why soccer is not a sport worth watching.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/06/2019 1:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Ban Soccer. It's an prime example of cultural appropriation.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 7:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Sissy foreigner kickball.
Posted by: Regular joe || 09/06/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#5  "ignited a firestorm on social media" probably means one person who attended the game complained on Facebook and/or Twitter. After that, all the SJWs piled on. Maybe the Real Salt Lake should check with people who actually attend the game.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/06/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Dell Loy Hansen joined the RSL ownership in 2009, before acquiring full ownership in January 2013. "Since then Hansen has worked with the management team regarding the direction and strategy of each business unit, as well as the potential real estate development around Rio Tinto Stadium."
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 09/06/2019 8:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Mens soccer?? Do they spend the game faking injuries? Or just keeping in touch with their inclusion feelings. I have to wonder what the Hooligans in Europe think of all this.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/06/2019 11:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Not the first time I’ve quoted this here at Rantburg.

“Soccer was invented by European women to keep them busy while the men cooked dinner.”
-Hank Hill
Posted by: Lowspark || 09/06/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#9  It is well past time to start ignoring social media.
Posted by: Tom || 09/06/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

#10  The rest of the world calls it football because we prefer to kick and not carry the ball across the field.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||

#11  The hilarious Texas sportswriter Dan Jenkins: "How can you trust a sport where nobody falls on a loose ball?"
Posted by: Matt || 09/06/2019 13:49 Comments || Top||

#12  10 Not according To Will Webb Ellis

2 more weeks before the RWC
Posted by: Beavis || 09/06/2019 15:04 Comments || Top||

#13  I wonder how the New England Revolution will react to this. Watch for massed Betsy Ross flags from the Fort.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/06/2019 20:28 Comments || Top||

#14  ...hmmmm, maybe not.

The Gillette Stadium atmosphere is driven by the Revolution’s most vocal and passionate fans who call “THE FORT” home.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 21:06 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Fisher Border Wall El Paso, TX Extended Cut Version (video)
On April 29th, 2019, Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. was contacted by We Build the Wall to construct a half mile of fence in Sunland Park, New Mexico. The location was deemed "Unbuildable" by government agencies due to the harsh construction conditions. In just over one month of being notified of this project, Fisher procured and fabricated the bollard fence panels and finished all construction within two weeks.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 12:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6609 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Fisher Price wall.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Are they going to use armored vehicles with 25 mm auto guns to patrol ? Some mine fields to channel the druggies into kill zones.
Posted by: Groth Hupans2047 || 09/06/2019 14:41 Comments || Top||


Walmart Partially Clarifies Statement on Ending Certain Ammunition Sales
[FreeBeacon] Walmart clarified its new policy on ammunition sales a day after its CEO announced the retailer would stop selling certain ammunition but didn't specify exactly which ammunition.

The new policy was announced in response to the horrific attack on one of Walmart's El Paso stores. Walmart senior director of communications Delia Garcia described the event as the "bottom line," and said Walmart would only sell ammunition capable of being used in the remaining firearms they sell.

"Our assortment will remain focused on the needs of hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts," Garcia told the Washington Free Beacon. "It will include rifles used for deer hunting and shotguns, much of the ammunition they require, as well as hunting and sporting accessories and apparel. In other words, if we sell the firearm, we will sell the ammunition for it unless that ammunition, such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large-capacity magazines on military-style weapons, and also the .300 Blackout, 7.62×39 and .224 Valkyrie which can also be used in military-style rifles."
Aka, scary looking rifles which operate exactly the same as hunting rifles
Garcia's statement came in response to questions about yesterday's confused press release from Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. In the release, McMillon said the chain would no longer sell "short-barrel rifle ammunition" but would continue to sell ammunition for "long barrel deer rifles and shotguns," despite the fact that barrel length has no bearing on what kind of ammunition a rifle uses. McMillon further said the company wouldn't sell .223 and 5.56 caliber ammunition because it could "be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons," despite the fact that every caliber ammunition can be loaded into magazines of all different sizes.

McMillon did not explain what Walmart considers a "large capacity clip" or "military-style weapons." Garcia did not answer follow up questions about how Walmart defines those terms and whether it had decided to stop selling 12-gauge shotgun ammunition or larger caliber ammunition like 7.62x51mm because of their use by the military.

When asked why the retailer had decided to stop selling handgun ammunition, Garcia said it was connected to the company's decision to end handgun sales in Alaska‐the only state where they had sold them.

"We don't sell handguns and we will no longer sell ammunition for them," she said.
I bought ammo at Wal-Mart as it was cheap and easy to get. No more. Fuck woke Wal-Mart.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/06/2019 08:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6557 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Clearly, they've upset the gun owners. Now I suspect they have angered the gun-grabbers by no going far enough.

Any bets on their end-of-year results?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/06/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#2  What about .25 ACP, the preferred caliber of government employed mass executioners everywhere?
Posted by: Lumpy Gletle1053 || 09/06/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Screw them and their PC over reaction. Like all the others, Dicks sporting goods etc..., the will soon find themselves closing stores and discovering what Chapt 11 is all about. Who shops at Wallamt across the majority of America? Blue collar folks, who love their guns. Ig they even lose a little of this base, they are screwed. New York City and their politics wont pay for the Wallart that goes out of business in Kentucky....
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/06/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Nike, Dick's and now Walmart -- all little PC peas in a pod.
Posted by: warthogswife || 09/06/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||

#5  And nobody who looks down their nose at Walmart is going to say "Gee, now I jusy gotta shop there!" over this. My sister used to get annoyed when I called Target "Walmart for stuck up yuppies," and that encapsules the ethos of some people perfectly.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/06/2019 12:32 Comments || Top||

#6  I call Target, "Soccer Mom-mart"
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/06/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#7  I was primarily buying oil and filters for the Family Trucksters at Wal-mart ( much cheaper than elsewhere) but just the other day I did the math and I can take the cars to Jiffy Lube or someplace similar for about the same and not have to crawl underneath and get all icky dirty and wet (WA sunshine).
Then this comes out and helps seal the deal.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/06/2019 15:00 Comments || Top||

#8  We have a great quick oil change chain in FL called Take5. You don't even get out of your vehicle and they always have a military discount.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/06/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||

#9  I was told you can't purchase conventional auto oil now. All synthetic, 0-20 and so on. I don't know because I haven't been in a Walmart for over a year.
Posted by: Dale || 09/06/2019 23:29 Comments || Top||


Walgreens Joins Kroger, Walmart, Bans Open Carry in Stores
[Breitbart] On Thursday, Walgreens joined Kroger and Walmart in banning open carry in their stores.

Walgreens posted a short statement on the issue, which says, "We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials."

The announcement comes two days after Kroger and Walmart both banned open carry in their stores.

Kroger did so while also calling on Congress to pass more gun control, and Walmart did so while also asking the White House to secure more gun control.

Walmart also announced they will no longer sell ammunition for AR-15s and AK-47s, and they will discontinue handgun sales in Alaska.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Green lighting themselves as safe places for mass shooters.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 09/06/2019 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  They banned police?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 6:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Kroger, Walmart and Walgreens all a part of the #GunMeToo movement. Silliness. Where's the pic of the Lemmings going off the cliff?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/06/2019 6:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Just to point out everyone is in Law enforcement according to Peel's principles (the guy who invented the Police).
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Re #2: BP, the only time I ever saw someone open carrying in Walmart was when it was a law enforcement officer. He wasn't a police officer - I think he was a corrections officer. He had his badge prominently displayed.
I too wonder if this policy applies to LEOs. And what Walmart will do if they get robbed and armed officers show up - maybe make them leave their weapons outside?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/06/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
South Africa acknowledges 'Afrophobia' partly to blame for violence against foreigners
[DAWN] South Africa’s government acknowledged on Thursday that prejudice was partly to blame for deadly rioting that has targeted foreign businesses, as those attacks and reprisals overshadowed a continental economic conference for a second day.

President Cyril Ramaphosa had hoped the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference in Cape Town would serve as a shop window for his efforts to revive South Africa’s ailing economy and boost intra-African trade.

But the backdrop of violence has dominated proceedings, above all exposing dormant tensions between the host country and Nigeria, the continent’s two biggest economies.

At least five Africans have been killed this week in attacks on foreigners in South Africa. On Wednesday local companies MTN, and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria after retaliatory attacks, and threats of reprisals forced Pretoria to shut its embassy in Abuja, its foreign minister said.

Nigeria’s vice president boycotted the meeting on Wednesday over the rioting.

On Thursday Jim Ovia, chairman of Nigeria’s Zenith Bank and a co-chair of the whole event, also withdrew, citing the "hypersensitivity of the issues surrounding the lives and well-being of Nigerian citizens living in South Africa."

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#1  Guess calling it 'Nigerphobia' would trip too many censor engines.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/06/2019 12:43 Comments || Top||


Britain
Boris Johnson on delaying Brexit: 'I'd rather be dead in a ditch'
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted he'd "rather be dead in a ditch" than ask the European Union to delay Brexit again by granting an extension.

Johnson made the comments while speaking at an event for police recruits in West Yorkshire, which also signaled the unofficial start to his call for a general election to be held on Oct. 15.

A reporter directly asked him after the speech if he could promise not to delay Brexit.

"Yes I can. I’d rather be dead in a ditch," Johnson responded.

Johnson was then pressed if that meant he would rather resign than ask Brussels to delay Brexit, but he instead criticized members of Parliament for strong-arming him into an extension that would cost "a billion pounds a month" and achieve "absolutely nothing."
Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6509 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actually he can't, at least not without triggering a serious constitutional crisis.

Parliament has ordered him to seek an extension if no deal can be reached before October 17 (not likely). If he refuses to comply and the UK crashes out there will be hell to pay.

Boris won't get his election before November. He could still win it, but it seems a lot more uncertain.

Listening to his rambling speech during which a police officer fainted I'd say he's not up to the job.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 13:04 Comments || Top||

#2  I cant wait for the UK to leave the EUSSR.

Good wishes to the German economy as they remain in the protectionist titanic they will need a lot of luck to recover from merkels gimmigrant geveaway.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#3  I'd rather say Boris has suffered floccinaucinihilipilification.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 13:20 Comments || Top||

#4  He's 10 times more alive than Merkel
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 13:43 Comments || Top||

#5  A bumbling fool can be alive.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#6  This is interesting, from the Washington Examiner:

There will still be an election in the UK, and Brexit will still happen
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/06/2019 13:59 Comments || Top||

#7  "On Wednesday afternoon, MPs passed a motion obliging the government to seek as many extensions as the EU wanted."

This is not correct. Just ONE extension. Boris will get his election, but only after he has sought this extension. This was an act of self defense to mitigate the damage caused by a five week prorogation of Parliament in such a critical time.

If the British still want Brexit (with the risk of a no deal) they will vote for Boris in November.

If they prefer to remain (or want a Brexit with a proper deal), they'll vote him out.

So this time nobody can claim she/he wasn't properly informed about the consequences.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 14:15 Comments || Top||

#8  If the British still want Brexit (with the risk of a no deal) they will vote for Boris in November.

If they prefer to remain (or want a Brexit with a proper deal), they'll vote him out.

So this time nobody can claim she/he wasn't properly informed about the consequences.


Precisely.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/06/2019 14:19 Comments || Top||

#9  Enough talk - Conan
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 14:19 Comments || Top||

#10  #9 Enough talk - Conan

O'brien or The Barbarian?
Posted by: jpal || 09/06/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#11  EC is talking crap.

All this talk of no leaving without an EUSSR deal is just a way to not leave.

The EUSSR is incentivised to offer a crap deal in order to keep the UK citizens extorted money.

There's only one good deal and that's the WTO deal.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 14:56 Comments || Top||

#12  Neither the UK nor the EU want new physical checks or infrastructure at the Irish border.

If I'm talking crap then please offer a solution. Boris couldn't come up with any. No deal means hard border in Ireland.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 15:07 Comments || Top||

#13  WTO deal you say?

The UK must produce its own schedule covering both services and each of the 5,000-plus product lines covered in the WTO agreement and get it agreed by all the 163 WTO states. There are no default terms Britain can crash out on. The UK has been blocked by WTO members from simply relying on the EU’s existing tariffs and tariff-free trade quotas.

Think about the sheer volume of domestic legislation that would need to be passed before being able to trade under WTO rules. The UK government cannot simply cut and paste the 120,000 EU statutes into UK law and then make changes to them gradually,

I don't think you have any idea what a no deal actually means: A very long recession in the UK.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 15:18 Comments || Top||

#14  #10 from the movie
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#15  In order to trade under WTO Law, the UK will have to establish its own schedules, which have to be accepted by all WTO members. WTO rulings are uncertain

The UK could proclaim unilateral free trade. This could boost trade, but also destroy manufacturing in the UK.

Trading on WTO terms means the UK will no longer trade with the EU-27 on privileged terms. Therefore the same tariff will apply, no matter if a product is imported from New Zealand or Belgium.

The EU may impose non-tariff barriers such as anti-dumping, countervailing or safeguard measures.

Falling back on WTO Law means industries dependent on a highly integrated EU supply chain would be affected the most, e.g. the automotive industry. Damages would need to be mitigated by government subsidies, but WTO Law often prohibits those subsidies.

Under the GATS, the UK’s financial services sector would lose of a number of benefits it enjoys under EU Law, especially passporting rights resulting from the financial services single market. In contrast, WTO terms lead to significant limitations and regulatory requirements, which can be expanded at all times.

British aviation service sector, which is the third largest in the world, will also suffer if the UK becomes a third country. Licenses given to UK air carriers will become invalid and they will lose access to intra-EU air traffic rights. The UK could not fall back on bilateral air service agreements between individual EU Member States, as these were abolished during the extension of the EU Single Market.

The GATS does not contain regulations regarding air services, either. Consequently, both UK and EU 27/EEA air carriers will be unable to fly between the UK and EU-27 countries. Additionally, the UK will not be part of the EU’s open skies agreements, as concluded with the US. A no-deal Brexit would therefore not only affect the aviation service sector within the Single Market but also outside of it. UK air carriers will have no legal basis to fly to and from the concerned third countries. Also, EU-27 air carriers will not be able to fly between the UK and those countries. Well Heathrow and Gatwick suck anyway.

Sure, given enough time, these problems could all be resolved, but it could take many years. And since the UK market is small in comparison to the EU market, it is unlikely that the UK will strike conditions as beneficial as those negotiated by the EU.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 15:40 Comments || Top||

#16  Just hown the f*ck the World managed before EU & WTO?

Seriously EC, EU is going down - it can do so peacefuly, or it can get smashed.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#17  I posit that Boris' run for govt was never about delivering brexit. Brexit was a convenient sentiment latched onto because more than half the population was for it. May was already burning down, and somebody had to step in. Better for a 'die hard Brexiteer', a Trump wannabe step in. It doesn't matter one bit. The theater is only to make the voter believe it's a democracy.

If a politician in opposition knows the majority of a people want something - no matter how impossible or impractical it is to deliver, you can be pretty sure it's going to be top of the manifesto and he'll have a plan for it.

I used to think the only man really shooting for brexit was Nigel Farage and Johnson, like other MPs across the floor was a pretender, riding a 'majoritarian charismatic' image for as far it will take him. Now, Farage too seems to be making overtures to Johnson so his Brexit party doesn't go the way of his UKIP.

This is what I think will happen in the coming days.

There will be a delay announced. People who voted for an exit from the Eww will be led to believe that all these honest men are parleying with Brussels to deliver brexit. The self-serving Irish will whine about No-Deal, and whoever Britain elects shall fuss about with 'finding the right deal'. And all this while status quo shall allow the real Eww beneficiaries to either readjust to coming administrative strictures, or re-invest their accumulated resources into new pipelines depending on how far they can take this farce together.

A continental enterprise of corruption and thuggery worth £ 100+ billion won't just pack up because some lowly citizens voted 'LEAVE' in a silly referendum.

I hope I'm proved wrong though, for the sake of the British people. For sure, if brexit is delivered, and is followed by a boost in the UK's prospects, if the foreseen famines and plagues never arrive, Italy shall be next. After that who knows ...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 16:05 Comments || Top||

#18  What number Reich is the EU? I've lost count.
Posted by: Regular joe || 09/06/2019 17:39 Comments || Top||

#19  I wouldn't mind some substantial comments (or refutations).
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 19:38 Comments || Top||

#20  Dan Hannan on TINO Remainers:

When British MPs defy public opinion, they often quote Edmund Burke’s 1774 speech to the voters of Bristol, in which he explained that he was their representative, not their delegate. The MPs rarely go on to mention that Bristol booted Burke out at the next election.

My guess is that something similar will happen when polling day comes. Even many remain voters balk at the idea of dragging the argument out any further. I’m going to stick my neck out here: Boris is going to win.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/06/2019 20:07 Comments || Top||

#21  It actually was a socialist idea not to put representatives in Parliament but "Räte" (Soviets) who had to do what the voters told them and could not vote according to their conscience.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 21:12 Comments || Top||

#22  It actually was a socialist idea not to put representatives in Parliament but "Räte" (Soviets) who had to do what the voters told them and could not vote according to their conscience.

Conscience? More like personal preference. Voters don't elect politicians so they can implement the politicians' personal preferences. They elect people who will do what voters want. In Europe, that's obviously a foreign concept - the unaccountable aristocrats are dead, long live the unaccountable aristocrats.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/06/2019 21:32 Comments || Top||

#23  No, the ideal is that voters elect representatives who make it clear what they think and like it.

After 4 years they can decide whether they still do.

Btw Boris voted for the May plan.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 21:46 Comments || Top||

#24  I'd always seen the EU project as a way to launder Europen history and pretend that the British and French were no longer guilty of imperialism, and Germany were no longer the ex-Nazi's they were just Europeans. The other nations went along because the big powers were going to inject money into their economies and allow them a standard of living they otherwise wouldn't have.

Brexit is about the British realizing they don't really have that much guilt over their imperial past, and in fact they did a lot of good in addition to the bad.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/06/2019 22:18 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Kids Separated from Adults at Border are Stressed - Unexpectedly
[Ay-Pee, via Dallas Morning News]
Grab your tissues, folks.
Separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border last year, the little boy, about 7 or 8, was under the delusion that his dad had been killed. And he thought he was next.
I wonder where he received information leading to that conclusion?
Other children believed their parents had abandoned them. And some suffered physical symptoms because of their mental trauma, clinicians reported to investigators with a government watchdog.

"You get a lot of 'my chest hurts,' even though everything is fine" medically, a clinician told investigators. The children would describe emotional symptoms: "Every heartbeat hurts," or "I can't feel my heart."
Anybody ask them if they missed their Mommy and Daddy? Certainly, there were no leading questions asked!
Children separated during the Trump administration's follow the law "zero tolerance policy" last year, many already distressed in their home countries or by their journey, showed more fear, feelings of abandonment and post-traumatic stress symptoms than children who were not separated, according to a report Wednesday from the inspector general's office in the Department of Health and Human Services.
I suppose if you took Obama's kids away from their Mommy and Daddy, they'd be stressed, too. Even While Privilege kids, I bet.
Child psychiatrist Dr. Gilbert Kliman, who interviewed dozens of migrant children in shelters after zero-tolerance took effect, told the PBS series "Frontline" and The Associated Press that the kids can move on with their lives after reunifying with parents but may never get over it.
Not to be too cold, but kids are pretty resilient, no? Maybe some of them will get over it.
As children they have night terrors, separation anxiety, trouble concentrating. As they become adults, they face greater risks of mental and physical challenges, from depression to cancer.
Cancer? Really? Maybe they should've stayed home, instead of becoming pawns of the progressives.
Among the separated children, he foresees "an epidemic of physical, psychosomatic health problems that are costly to society as well as to the individual child grown up. I call it a vast, cruel experiment on the backs of children."
I suppose I'd be a Nazi if I suggested it was their parents’ experiment?
The AP obtained a copy of the report in advance of the official release, the first substantial accounting by a government agency on how family separation under the Federal Law Trump policy has affected the mental health of children. It was based on interviews with about 100 mental health clinicians who had regular interactions with children but did not directly address the quality of the care the children did receive.
I suppose that'll be the subject of another 'report'.
"Facilities reported that addressing the needs of separated children was particularly challenging, because these children exhibited more fear, feelings of abandonment and post-traumatic stress than children who were not separated," said Deputy Inspector General Ann Maxwell. "Separated children are also younger than the teenagers facilities were used to caring for."
If only Congress had authorized and funded more facilities!
A second report Wednesday by the watchdog found that thousands of childcare workers were given direct access to migrant children before completing required background and fingerprint checks.
If only Congress hadn't assumed they'd just walk across the border to live in sanctuary cities.
The report covers a period last year when facilities were overwhelmed by the policy under which at least 2,500 children were separated from their parents. They stayed behind in border custody while their parents were taken to federal court for criminal proceedings.
Overwhelmed, you say? But not a 'crisis', certainly not! Maybe it would've been better if the kiddies had gone to jail with Mommy and Daddy?
After a federal judge ordered the children reunified with their parents, guidance on how to do it kept changing and that led to further anxiety and distress, according to the report.
Any of those kids the ones purchased in Mexico to facilitate entry?
At a minimum, each child in government custody is to receive one counseling session per week, plus two group sessions to discuss issues.
That's the same level of care for at-risk kids in the inner cities, I suppose.
But the report found that mental health staff were overwhelmed. Usually there is one mental health clinician for 12 children, but during the period investigators studied, there were more than 25 children for one clinician.
Overwhelmed, again. The adult-kid ratio is close to that of teacher-student ratios in some schools.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said children deserve compassionate care.
Indeed. How should it compare to kids who happen to be citizens already, Senator?

There's more at the link, of course, but I've run out of tissues. I find it interesting that this front-page, above the fold 'news' was shared with a Hurricane Dorian headline, and another headline about the $90 million addition to the contract of a football running back. There's another message, there ... somewhere.

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#1  Don't like it? Then stay the fook home!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/06/2019 6:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Unfortunately, frequently they have to separate kids from parents here to when the adult is caught DUI with the little ones in the vehicle. Oh, and they get a child endangerment charge added to the DUI.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#3  What about kids who get raped multiple times by 'parents' from the caravans ? I don't see any conclusive investigation (or even curiosity) into whether they could be stressed because of anything other than being alone in restrictive conditions.

True, they are children (some of them) and don't know any better, or why they're being held. But that's all on the bastards carrying them across the borders.

Cancer... really ? Does Dr. Gilbert Kliman have an honorary degree in oncology apart from a one-year 'child psychiatry' diploma ?



Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese firm creates first cloned kitten
[DAWN] Seven months after Huang Yu's pet cat Garlic died, the British shorthair was given a 10th life.

Born on July 21, the new Garlic was created by Chinese firm Sinogene, becoming the Beijing-based company's first successfully copied cat.

The pet-cloning outfit has made more than 40 pet dogs ‐ a procedure that costs a hefty 380,000 yuan ($53,000), while the price for a cat comes in at 250,000 yuan ($35,000).

Mi Jidong, the company's chief executive officer, told AFP that despite the high price tag, not all clients were high earners.

"In fact, a large proportion of customers are young people who have only graduated in the last few years," he said.

"Whatever the origin of pets, owners will see them as part of the family. Pet cloning meets the emotional needs of young generations."

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6545 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  You idiot. You don't clone Creation for pets.
Posted by: newc || 09/06/2019 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  The chinese are in the habit of confiscating people's pets for trifling reasons, like barking a lot, smelling, chasing after postmen. They once confiscated parrots because some stupid sect in china worshiped a giant parrot.

Whatever this research is, it's not for the furry, cutesy reasons it is being taken as. Most likely a PR front and moneymaker for the real business of cloning human organs. There's a donor shortage in China.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 1:53 Comments || Top||

#3  So they've a solution for female shortage
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 4:40 Comments || Top||

#4  ...given the expansion of 'Chinese' massage facilities that have been observed in the nearby city over the last couple of years, I have some doubts about the female shortage claims. Considering this is sort of a 'backwoods' area of the country, I could only extrapolate what it is like in real metro areas.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 6:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Was joking - this company is a con
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/06/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#6  So they've a solution for female shortage

Wrong 'pussie', Grom.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/06/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||

#7  I won't dignify this with an answer
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 14:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Hah. The elusive omorong in real time, with handheld telephoto, at twilight. The good stuff! ;-)
Posted by: Jiggs Whineling8019 || 09/06/2019 22:17 Comments || Top||


Hong Kong leader says China "respects and supports" withdrawal of extradition bill
[DAWN] Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China "understands, respects and supports" her government's move to formally withdraw an extradition bill, part of measures she hoped would help the city "move forward" from months of unrest.

In a presser, Lam was repeatedly questioned on why it took her so long to withdraw the bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China despite increasingly violent protests, but she skirted the questions.

"It is not exactly correct to describe this as a change of mind," she said.

She added that full withdrawal of the bill was a decision made by her government with Beijing's backing.

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Economy
Mediocre Jobs Report from US Dept of Labor
[CNBC] Job growth continued at a tepid pace in August, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by just 130,000 thanks in large part to the temporary hiring of Census workers, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The increase fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%, as expected. An alternative measure of the jobless rate, which includes discouraged and underemployed workers, increased to 7.2% from 7% in July, due mainly to a 397,000 increase in those working part-time for economic reasons.

Wage growth remained solid, with average hourly earnings increasing by 0.4% for the month and 3.2% over the year; both numbers were one-tenth of a percentage point better than expected.
the article doesn't say so but I am quite sure that at this point one of the reasons for smaller employment growth is that there is a labor shortage in many parts of the country. Also the wage growth is fabulous given the tame inflation.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/06/2019 11:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6520 views] Top|| File under:

#1  at this point one of the reasons for smaller employment growth is that there is a labor shortage in many parts of the country

This is exactly right. When unemployment is down to 3.7%, there just aren't that many unemployed people looking for work.

As far as "mediocre" goes, I guess there are 130,000 people out there who don't think it's mediocre.
Posted by: Tom || 09/06/2019 13:02 Comments || Top||

#2  ^But are thoose people who matter?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 14:12 Comments || Top||

#3  ...maybe in Nov 2020.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 18:34 Comments || Top||


Art Laffer: Deal with China Could Boost Dow 10,000 Points
[Breitbart] Economist Arthur Laffer weighed in on the trade talks between the United States and China, touting what a deal between the two could do for the market.

Laffer agreed with President Donald Trump’s assertion that such a deal could boost the Dow Jones Industrial Average 10,000 points.

"I think he’s right about 10,000 on the Dow," Laffer told Fox Business Network "Mornings" host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. "I mean, that’s a pull out of a hat, but frankly, it’s a huge thing for that because it starts having a dynamic consequence with the rest of the world ‐ Japan, South Korea, Europe, everywhere in the world will start doing deals."

Laffer went on to say that a deal would be like the Kennedy Round of tariff negotiations.

"We need China very much, Maria," he stated. "And they need us very much. I mean, it’s a perfect match of comparative advantage between the two countries."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  If your 401K or investment portfolio includes, Coca Cola, Lowes, Home Depot, Southern Company, Norfolk Southern, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Merck, and AT&T, you're probably up about 10-16 percent on these picks for the year already.

The Orange Man's deregulation could be to blame.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Most Americans would prefer to see their wages boosted instead.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 6:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Ref #2: Most Americans would prefer to see their wages boosted instead.

I certainly agree. If Coutts, Winkworths, and Sainsbury's are doing well, they're more likely to offer incentives, retain employees, and hire one or two more. "Trickle down" so to speak.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#4  This American would like to see China humbled and removed from the international scene until they learn to play civilized.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/06/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#5  And stop making anime.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 10:41 Comments || Top||

#6  He didn't set a date, did he?
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/06/2019 12:55 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Liberal news site ThinkProgress shutting down
Liberal news website ThinkProgress is shutting down.

The site was a project of The Center for American Progress (CAP) think tank.

"We are very sad to announce that after more than two months of searching, we have been unable to identify a new publisher for ThinkProgress, and we are left with no choice but to close ThinkProgress as an independent enterprise focused on original reporting," said Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund in a statement Friday.

ThinkProgress will stop operating Friday, according to the Daily Beast, which first reported the closure.

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#1 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/06/2019 15:01 Comments || Top||

#2  There goes another damn fine wacko lib propaganda outfit. Where's George Soros with the funding ffs?
Posted by: jpal || 09/06/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably weren't progresive enough
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 15:59 Comments || Top||

#4  grom's point is interesting

ThinkProgress was basically in the tank for Hillary in 16 and has made numerous digs at Sanders this year.

But ultimately, they have bad branding. Progressives don't want to think. They want to emote, virtue signal, vent, etc.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/06/2019 17:43 Comments || Top||

#5  CAP founded by John Podesta.

Donors Behind CAP and Lobbying
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 17:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Instie Prof noted a link to the staff unionizing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 18:32 Comments || Top||

#7  This might explain it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 20:07 Comments || Top||

#8  If the Clintons are involved nobody's safe. Nobody.

Posted by: jpal || 09/06/2019 20:51 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Trump gets to fill yet another vacancy on powerful Atlanta court
[AJC] President Donald Trump has yet another seat to fill on the federal appeals court in Atlanta, giving him the chance to appoint almost half of the court’s judges during his first term in office.

Judge Stanley Marcus became the latest member of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to tell Trump he will take senior status with a reduced caseload. Marcus said he will become a senior judge when his successor is sworn into office or on March 2, whichever comes first.
Current ideological make up of the 11th Circuit is 6R/6D. Two judges have announced they will take senior status - Tjoflat, appointed by Ford and Marcus appointed by Clinton. Once their replacements are confirmed the court will shift to 7R/5D making the 11th the second (or third depending on how you count) federal appeals court to shift to a majority of R appointees under Trump.
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India-Pakistan
FIA Cybercrime Wing arrests 2 men in Karachi for harassment and extortion
[DAWN] The Federal investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing (CCW) Karachi on Thursday arrested two men for their alleged involvement in harassment and extortion by use of images of a woman.

A team constituted by deputy director of CCW Karachi, after the complaint of the victim, arrested the two men and registered a first investigation report against them under sections 20, 21 and 24 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) and sections 109 and 419 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

A technical investigation team successfully identified the two accused person and found them in possession of many objectionable images and videos of the victim.

According to the victim, the primary accused "physically harassed" her, allegedly extorted a total of Rs87,000 from her via Easypaisa and threatened to release the objectionable content to her father.

The CCW investigation team, upon the initial technical analysis of digital and social media accounts of both of the accused men, found that both culprits stored and spread the images over social media.

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Lahore ASI arrested for 'offensive behaviour' towards elderly woman
[DAWN] An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Lahore police was suspended and arrested for allegedly misbehaving with an old lady, Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

chief minister's spokesperson Dr Shahbaz Gill said on Thursday.

Earlier today, journalist Tarhub Asgher posted a video on her Twitter account, in which the ASI was seen yelling at an elderly lady and throwing away her walking stick. Asgher said the video was filmed outside the office of the city police officer in Lahore.

Gill had retweeted the video and said that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had taken notice of the matter and "directed Lahore police to take immediate action against the official".

"Such behaviour will not be tolerated at any cost," he said.

Two hours later, he announced on Twitter that the officer had been suspended and arrested for "behaving offensively with an elderly woman and misbehaving".

Punjab police have been under the spotlight for their suspected high-handedness and illegal methods. In the past week, three people ‐ two in Lahore and one in Rahim Yar Khan ‐ have died due to alleged torture by police officials.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6539 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Meanwhile, in India... RPF Constable rushes elderly in his lap to family who boarded Mewar Exp Train [twice, even!]
Posted by: Slenter Sinatra4266 || 09/06/2019 18:55 Comments || Top||


3 men sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012 Kohistan video scandal case
[DAWN] A sessions court in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to three people in the infamous 2012 Kohistan
...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns....
video scandal.

District and Sessions Judge Safiullah Jan of Kolai-Palas Kohistan announced the verdict in Bisham amid strict security arrangements, sentencing Mohammad Umar Khan, Saeer and Sabir to life in prison for killing three women in the name of 'honour', according to public prosecutor Attaullah Khan.

The three convicted men are relatives of the slain girls. Mohammad Umar is the brother of deceased Begum Jaan, Saeer is the father of Bazigha and Sabir is the father of Seerin Jaan.

Read: Murders in Paradise

The convicts were arrested last year by Mansehra
...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south...
police.

All three of them had confessed to the murders before the court, lawyer Saboor Khan, who represented the plaintiff's family, told DawnNewsTV.

Five other accused were acquitted of the charges against them. They include: Mehboobur Rehman, Abdur Rashid, Shamsur Rehman, Sarfaraz, and Habibullah.

All the accused were brought to court from the jail amid strict security arrangments made by both Shangla and Kolai-Palas Kohistan police.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Lahore ASI arrested for 'offensive behaviour' towards elderly woman
[DAWN] An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Lahore police was suspended and arrested for allegedly misbehaving with an old lady, Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

chief minister's spokesperson Dr Shahbaz Gill said on Thursday.

Earlier today, journalist Tarhub Asgher posted a video on her Twitter account, in which the ASI was seen yelling at an elderly lady and throwing away her walking stick. Asgher said the video was filmed outside the office of the city police officer in Lahore.

Gill had retweeted the video and said that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had taken notice of the matter and "directed Lahore police to take immediate action against the official".

"Such behaviour will not be tolerated at any cost," he said.

Two hours later, he announced on Twitter that the officer had been suspended and arrested for "behaving offensively with an elderly woman and misbehaving".

Punjab police have been under the spotlight for their suspected high-handedness and illegal methods. In the past week, three people ‐ two in Lahore and one in Rahim Yar Khan ‐ have died due to alleged torture by police officials.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


2 Karachi policemen held for taking bribes, extortion money from citizens
[DAWN] Bahadurabad police on Thursday arrested two coppers on charges of receiving bribes and extorting money from citizens during snap checking 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...
According to a police spokesperson, the two cops were arrested after Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon took notice of a video doing rounds on social media. The footage showed the two coppers allegedly taking a bribe from a citizen on Shaheed-e-Millat Road.

On directions of the city police chief, the two coppers were booked on bribery and extortion charges following their arrest.

Memon urged the citizens to lodge complaints on the WhatsApp number 0343-5142770 if they spot coppers riding cycle of violences, travelling in police mobiles or on foot indulging in misuse of powers or harassing citizens to extract bribes.

The city police chief warned the police force that if they are found negligent in performing their duty or found misusing their powers, not only departmental action but legal proceedings would also be initiated against them.

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Lahore teenager allegedly beaten to death by school teacher
[DAWN] A teenage boy studying at a private school in Lahore's Gulshan-e-Ravi area died on Thursday after allegedly being administered a severe beating by his teacher, according to classmates and police.

According to police, Hafiz Hunain Bilal, a student of class 10, was "tortured" by his teacher.

Quoting the boy's classmates, the police said that the teacher had allegedly done so because "he had failed to memorise his lesson".

The teacher has been arrested by the police and the boy's body has been shifted to the mortuary for a post-mortem examination.

"Investigations are underway and the facts will only emerge after the results of the post-mortem exam," said Iqbal Town SP Mohammad Ajmal.

According to the police spokesperson, "the boy was taken to the hospital from the school but could not be revived".

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow! And I thought my high school teachers were rough.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/06/2019 5:08 Comments || Top||

#2  facts will only emerge after the results of the post-mortem exam

"He couldn't learn a simple sura from the koran, that idiot is not passing any exam, fools ! Why d'you think I was beating 'im ?"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Sound like Pakistani teachers really take corporal punishment seriously.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/06/2019 20:32 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
IWI's Masada 9mm Service Pistol Now On Sale In Stores and Online
[Guns America] The wait is now over. The Israeli Weapon Industries Masada pistol has shipped and is now available in stores and online (Shop for one on GunsAmerica now!). To celebrate its availability, IWI LAG Tactical and Vortex are giving away a complete Masada package.

The Masada is IWI’s newest and most modern-style polymer-framed, double-stack, striker-fired service pistol. Chambered for 9mm Luger, the Masada has a standard capacity of 17+1 rounds. Like a lot of today’s service pistols the Masada has a full-size grip with a 4.1-inch barrel and slide assembly.

It comes standard with a lot of features common to high-end service pistols including true ambidextrous controls, a slide machined for optics, a modular grip frame and factory 3-dot tritium night sights.

The Masada comes with two magazines and three grip housings in small, medium and large sizes. The cut is compatible with select Leupold, SIG Sauer, Trijicon and Vortex optics using the included adapter plates.

Other solid design notes include a very large beavertail, an enlarged and undercut trigger guard, forward and rear slide serrations and a full-length accessory rail. And the frame is relieved at the magwell to make it easy to strip magazines if necessary.

Like most striker-fired guns in production today, the Masada uses a passive trigger safety and has no manual safeties. The trigger pull is set to 6 pounds which is right there with some of today’s most popular service pistols.

One of the main selling points for the Masada is its price. The suggested retail price is $480 which is a lot less than guns with similar features. And magazines aren’t too expensive either at $29.
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Mixed race leukaemia sufferer is searching the world against the odds for a stem cell donor
[BBC] A half-Nigerian, half-German woman is desperately searching the world for a stem-cell donor.

Astrid has leukaemia. However, due to her mixed race, her chances of finding a match are extremely unlikely.

That's because global stem cell registries do not reflect the world's diversity. The majority of registered donors are white. Only 3% of stem cell donors worldwide are mixed race.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6544 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It is my understanding that biracial children face an increased risk of developing diseases that are common in each individual race. If true, should we be asking why ?

Interesting aside found in the Japan Times entitled "The gene that may benefit sumo giants" (CREBRF). Mountain biking? No it's probably not for everyone.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 0:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought the future belonged to mixed races ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  What sort of stem cells is she supposed to be getting? MSC stem cells are immune-privileged. You don't need a match.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/06/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Virtually all "black" people in the US are effectively mixed race. I wonder what we're not being told here.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/06/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||

#5  global stem cell registries do not reflect the world's diversity. The majority of registered donors are white

So either black people are just selfish scavengers and not givers, or the majority of places with black people can't afford cell separator labs and storage/transportation. And that latter is because their politicians are selfish scavengers. Ooop !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 17:29 Comments || Top||

#6  In a green and agreeable glebe
An eagle once wedded a grebe.
Not strange on its face...
But amazing -- please brace! --
That we read about race at the Beeb.

Posted by: Slenter Sinatra4266 || 09/06/2019 21:17 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Jeff Davis Highway renamed Richmond Highway
[Breitbart] Jefferson Davis Highway ‐ named for the Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and president of the Confederacy ‐ will now be called Richmond Highway on the portion of the road that runs through Arlington County, Virginia.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board made the decision and Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring finalized the deal, according to Fox 5 News.

Delegate Mark Levine, a Democrat representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax, told Fox 5 News constituents told him several years ago that the name "upset" them.

"Levine approached Herring with a legal argument that would allow counties to change state highway names without approval by the General Assembly," Fox 5 News reported.

"For my constituents, it’s a way to say Arlington today is not the Arlington of 100 years ago," Levine said. "This is a county that welcomes people, that welcomes our diverse population."

"It does not support the person who fought for slavery," said Levine.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 08:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6545 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Destroying People by taking away their histoŕy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Will there be rest areas renamed as safe spaces?
Posted by: warthogswife || 09/06/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#3  What about all the stuff named for Jeff Davis in the Northwest. He led a big RR failure out there before the Civil War.
Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway
Posted by: 3dc || 09/06/2019 12:33 Comments || Top||

#4  U.S. 99
Posted by: 3dc || 09/06/2019 12:34 Comments || Top||

#5  The U.D.C.'s decision to extend the highway to the Canadian border in the Northwest may seem odd. However, the link is not as odd as it may seem. On May 24, 1941, at the instigation of the U.D.C., a monument marking the northwestern terminus of the Jefferson Davis National Highway was unveiled near the Peace Arch at Blaine, Washington. The memorial was justified on the basis that Jefferson Davis, as U.S. Secretary of War before the Civil War, had obtained appropriations and directed surveys for wagon roads and railroads to the North Pacific Coast.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/06/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Is somebody gonna tell the Delegates that Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy?

Or was it the capitol?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/06/2019 14:59 Comments || Top||

#7  I believe Jeff Davis Highway is US 1. Certainly it was in Fredericksburg, VA, where I used to live. I don't know if the madness has spread south from Arlington to Fredericksburg.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/06/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Red Levine, Red Herring.
Posted by: Lex || 09/06/2019 18:51 Comments || Top||



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