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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Wisconsin health teacher accused of raping 15-year-old student
[NYPOST] A 23-year-old Wisconsin high school teacher allegedly raped a 15-year-old student at her home and exchanged inappropriate Snapchat messages with him for about two months, authorities said.

Talia Jo Warner, who taught health at Somerset High School, could face up to 40 years behind bars for her illicit relationship with the boy, RiverTowns.net reported.

The sophomore told authorities that between October and December of last year, he’d received about 10 photos and videos from Warner ‐ including one that showed her performing a sex act on herself, according to the report.

Police reviewed Snapchat records between the two and found messages that escalated to "sexual talk and behavior" over the months. The pair also discussed exchanging nude photos, though none of the alleged illicit images could be found, the outlet reported.

Warner and the teen had two sexual encounters, including one in the car down the street from his house, police said.

The second allegedly happened on Dec. 14, when authorities say Warner picked the student up from a sporting event and drove him back to her former home in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where they had sex in her bedroom, the outlet reported.

The student initially denied any inappropriate contact with Warner during an interview with the school but later admitted to law enforcement, according to the report.

Students and a teacher alerted the local school district about the allegations and Warner later resigned, according to the report.

Warner was charged Aug. 28 with second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement, causing a child older than 13 to view sexual activity, two counts of exposing genitals, pubic area or intimate parts to a child and exposing a child to harmful material.

Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under:

#1  4/10.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/10/2019 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Yupp. I can see that it was rape. I thought a phys ed teacher would be hotter. Nope. Raped.



WTF, 40 years ?! A little hanky-panky with a consenting juvenile. Does a real rapist get that much ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  InstiProf has an entire running log of 'Teach Woman not to Rape'.

They kept males out of the lower grades because of 'fears'. If the proportion of male to female teachers were reversed any place out, there would be demands for all sort of programs and administrative counting to get the numbers closer to the general population. It's never been about fairness or justice, it's always been about power.

And let's not forget the gross variance in punishment for the crime between one group and another.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/10/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#4  They kept males out of the lower grades because of 'fears'

All grades, and it spreads to institutions of "higher learning".

And not just in USA.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#5  A Wisconsin “9”
Posted by: Regular joe || 09/10/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#6  As a youth I was kinda hoping to get this treatment from Ms. Snow or Ms. Silverstein; I'd rather eat dry dog food than hook up with this one.

Oh - and 'A Wisconsin 9' - I'm stealing that one, okay?
Posted by: Raj || 09/10/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#7  #2 Don't know about you Dron, but I wouldn't care at 15
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 14:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Yupp, at that age we really had no taste. ☺

I'll bet it was his mother who messed it up for him, and all he can do now is nod in court. Some mothers will drive that castration anxiety to the max where the poor fucker can't even get it up again.

"My son's penis ! She touched MY son's penis !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#9  #2 Don't know about you Dron, but I wouldn't care at 15

Truth. Junior here sure didn't mind fetching that pail of water a few times.

Obviously she is in the wrong, and should no longer be left alone with children...40 years seems a bit steep, especially considering Junior's enthusiasm. Money on the chip he outed the deal by bragging to someone.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/10/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#10  ^A 23-year-old Wisconsin high school teacher

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 15:50 Comments || Top||

#11  Anyways, Kipling had something to say about it
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 15:56 Comments || Top||


#13  digitally penetrating her

"Digitally"?

You mean, there's an app for that too?
Posted by: Lex || 09/10/2019 21:12 Comments || Top||

#14  0110011000111
Posted by: Frank G || 09/10/2019 22:01 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Parkland dad uncovers how district enabled deranged student-turned-shooter Nikolas Cruz
[NYPOST] Liked his video games, liked dressing up like a real soldier, told people he was a nut. Everybody believed him but administration (the guys who're paid the big bucks to take charge.)
Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's good to have an Hispanic surname.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm guessing no book jacket blurbs from Hogg or Obama and not a peep from the NYT Book Review.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/10/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi king appoints son as energy minister
[DAWN] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians...
on Sunday replaced the energy minister with one of his sons, state media said, in a major shakeup as the OPEC kingpin reels from low oil prices.

The appointment of Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, half-brother to de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia as of 2016....
, marks the first time a royal family member has been put in charge of the all-important energy ministry.

He replaces veteran official Khalid al-Falih as the world’s top crude exporter accelerates preparations for a much-anticipated stock listing of state-owned oil giant Aramco, expected to be the world’s biggest.
Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Ima looking forward to spam e-mails aping Nigerian princes...
Posted by: Raj || 09/10/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Put your son in charge of a nation's DRAGON Hoard. ... heh... Sounds like a good move for the family...
Posted by: 3dc || 09/10/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#3  3dc, they own the country.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Selected from a pool of candidates.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/10/2019 15:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, there hundred other sons
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 15:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Came to the attention of management early on...
Posted by: Capsu78 || 09/10/2019 21:53 Comments || Top||


Kuwait’s ruler, 90, in US hospital; cancels Trump visit
[DAWN] Kuwait’s 90-year-old ruling emir has cancelled a visit on Thursday with President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
at the White House after being admitted to a US hospital following an earlier health scare last month.

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah will undergo unspecified tests during his hospitalisation, the state-run Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported late Sunday, without elaborating.

It quoted Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah, the minister of the emir’s diwan council, as saying Sheikh Sabah would reschedule his visit with Trump.

"Sheikh Ali prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow His Highness the Emir with good health," Kuna said.

A White House statement said Trump was aware of the emir being hospitalised.

"The president wishes his friend, the Emir, a speedy recovery and looks forward to welcoming him back to Washington as soon as he is feeling better," the statement said. "The Emir is a well-respected leader and has been a tremendous partner of the United States in tackling challenges in the region."

On August 18, Kuwait acknowledged the emir suffered an unspecified medical "setback".

That came after visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter that he was "praying for emir’s speedy recovery".

Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gee, maybe he should go to a Kuwaiti hospital.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/10/2019 15:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Kuwait acknowledged the emir suffered an unspecified medical "setback"

His memory's gone ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 15:47 Comments || Top||

#3  ^No, he was shown a picture of a Jew and didn't fly into rage.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Mick Jagger luck to get stricken in a country with Obamacare.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 09/10/2019 21:55 Comments || Top||


Britain
Queen Elizabeth approves Brexit delay law: UK House of Lords
[IsraelTimes] A bill that would force British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies....
to seek a delay to the October 31 Brexit deadline if no deal is reached has become law with approval by Queen Elizabeth II.

The royal approval is announced by Norman Fowler, the speaker of the House of Lords.

The queen’s approval is seen as a formality after the bill was approved by Parliament. It is opposed by the government.

It is designed to prevent Johnson from taking Britannia out of the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union without an agreement with the other 27 nations in the bloc.

Johnson has said he will not seek a delay to the deadline.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [627 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I guess we'll have to wain for Nigel Farage becoming PM.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  The Brits can’t make a decision to stay or leave. I guess they will have a front row seat when the EU comes crumbling down.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/10/2019 1:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Brits made their decision.

Some treasonous folks who sold the sovereignty they were lent will have to be dealt with.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#4  So now all the EU states will have to agree, right? Otherwise, it's a 'no-deal exit' on October 31st.

I'm so confused...
Posted by: Bobby || 09/10/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  And the theater opens in 1, 2, 3...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Supposedly this 'Brexit delay law' is worded imprecisely in that Boris Johnson is compelled to 'seek' a delay with the EU but there's plenty of room for Johnson to half-ass it / not be entirely serious about this effort, so we'll have to wait & see what happens next. Talk about a soap opera.
Posted by: Raj || 09/10/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Their are already rumors that Boris and Nigel will form up s "New Majority" In which Nigel would get a cabinet position say Chancellor. And they are reputedly talking to Eastern European who are EU members who have no love for Muslims to throw spanners into the works. Get yo popcorn ready.
Posted by: Groth Hupans2047 || 09/10/2019 11:15 Comments || Top||

#8 
Posted by: 3dc || 09/10/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||

#9  There's a different possible scenario.

Boris can't work out a deal, refuses to ask for a delay and is toppled by a non confidence vote (or resigns).

The opposition appoints an interim PM (a rebel Tory) who will either seel a delay (EU consent required) or on the last day revokes Article 50 (no EU consent required) in order to save Britain from a no deal Brexit. Back to Square One.

I can see Kenneth Clarke or Amber Rudd doing this. Or maybe Jo Swinson (LibDem) who is a declared Remainer.

The last week of October will be Shakespearean.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#10  Shakespearean.

To be or not to be, that is the question? We do live in interesting times — I look forward to calmer days, when the most important question is whether the world will end in fire or in ice, or just go on as it has been.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/10/2019 13:46 Comments || Top||

#11  IMO, EU is finished. People who run it only have two choices: they can follow Gorbachev, or they can follow Ceaușescu.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 13:58 Comments || Top||

#12  Calmer days, when did we ever have those?
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

#13  The EU is not finished, far from it. And you should not wish it were. I don't think you'd look forward to Europe being controlled by Russian and Chinese interests if the center doesn't hold.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#14  If it's a choice is between Russians and Muslims (with European technologist dhimmis) I know that I prefer. But it isn't, Russia barely a shadow of what it was, and USA is still around. It is their own people that EUrope's Mandarins have to fear. As I said, it's Gorbachev's way, or Ceaușescu's.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 14:09 Comments || Top||

#15  I don't think you really understand how the EU works. In the end it's not the bureaucrats who call the shots but the leaders of the major European countries.

The EU isn't any more bureaucratic than the U.S. government.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||

#16  For one thing, people who voted LEAVE thinking Britain's problems with muslim immigrants would end will be disappointed even after Brexit. 'Enlightened liberals' on both sides shall see to that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||

#17  I don't think you really understand how the EU works. In the end it's not the bureaucrats who call the shots but the leaders of the major European countries.

Democratically elected leaders, accountable to their people.


Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||

#18  EC, You keep using "save" when the word you mean is commit treason.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 14:31 Comments || Top||

#19  The EUSSR cannot die fast enough!

As Vladimir Bukovsky revelaed. It's already controlled enough by the Russians.

Who's your ex-Chancellor Schroeder working for?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 14:33 Comments || Top||

#20  Now, now, BP. If EU was run by Russians, it would be better run - at the very least there wouldn't be Muslim/Wakandan (h/t Dron66046) emigration.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#21  I do not wish it upon the British people but if a no deal Brexit happens we'll be able to test our theories.

There's no majority for a no deal Brexit in Britain. If you think there is, let the people decide between a deal or no deal.

Boris Johnson is an unelected PM without a majority.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||

#22  We did decide.

You saw the video yesterday.

Leave means leave.

I'll put it here again as your memory seems to be very wobbly

Does Germany have plans for when the EUSSR implodes?

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 15:21 Comments || Top||

#23  The British people did not decide on the conditions for leaving.

As I've stated, it's one thing to be willing to marry, but doesn't the bride matter, too?
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||

#24  Only one person needs to divorce from an abusive spouse.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||

#25  So you don't want the people decide on the terms?
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 16:08 Comments || Top||

#26  My how the children rage when Mother's not about.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/10/2019 18:34 Comments || Top||

#27  EC - I've always respected your opinions and positions, but with Brexit, you seem unhinged in denying the Brits their exit? What about Hungary? Czechs? Poland?

The Bureaucratic Empire is crumbling. Punitive measures will only speed it up with resentment. Populism? You ain't seen nothing yet
Posted by: Frank G || 09/10/2019 19:42 Comments || Top||

#28  Fuck the terms just opt out.
Posted by: chris || 09/10/2019 20:08 Comments || Top||

#29  FrankG

I'm definitely not "denying" the Brits their exit. It's entirely up to them. I do feel that people weren't aware of the consequences of a no deal Brexit when they voted on the referendum. That's why I think they should be given a choice between deal/no deal.

I don't agree with the "EUSSR" labeling. As a matter of fact Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union makes it possible to leave the European Union, no ifs and buts. Should Hungary, Poland or the Czech Republic want to leave, they can do so.

If they want, they don't have to accept any terms from the EU. This means they are out, without any benefits, and will be treated like any other country not member of the EU. I don't see any punishing in that.

If they want preferential treatment from the EU, they'll have to negotiate. Switzerland or Norway have special deals with the EU.

We can talk all day long about EU bureaucracy. I still prefer Europe with the EU. We benefit from it. The company I own benefits from it. My kids benefit from it.

I hate tariffs and customs. It seems stupid to me that the Channel will become a hard customs border again. But the UK is the one deciding this.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 20:26 Comments || Top||

#30  You don't need to decide on terms for leaving.

Just have to leave.

That was the instruction the British people gave to their Parliament. The WTO trade framework is much better than membership of the EUSSR. Due to their terrible tendencies towards establishment marxism It will be hard for the EUSSR politburo to come up with anything better for either party.

Britain is merely getting the first lifeboat.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 20:40 Comments || Top||

#31  Valdimir Bukovsky and Pavel Stroilov's writings showing soviet infiltration was welcomed at all levels of the EU bureaucracy, is why he and I name it the EUSSR.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 20:42 Comments || Top||

#32  The book was nonsense
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 20:48 Comments || Top||

#33  #9 There's a different possible scenario. ...
The last week of October will be Shakespearean.


Owen Glendower
I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

Hotspur
Why, so can I, or so can any man,
But will they come when you do call for them?
Posted by: Lex || 09/10/2019 21:30 Comments || Top||

#34  Glendower:
Why, I can teach you, cousin, to command
The devil

Hotspur:
And I can teach thee, coz, to shame the devil—
By telling the truth. Tell truth and shame the devil.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/10/2019 21:55 Comments || Top||

#35  Re: #29 - Perhaps they KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE VOTING FOR.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/10/2019 21:56 Comments || Top||

#36  The truth, coz, is that Britain cannot remain Britain and submit to the terms of full-blown EU membership.

The elites are happy to cast off British history and merge Britain into a bureaucratic superstate because it's how their bread is buttered.

The "human rights lawyers," trade lawyers, moneyfiddlers, left-wing journalists and bureaucrats have everything to lose and little to gain from preserving Britain's unique identity and historic processes for making and administering the laws of the land.

It is the people who reject the heavy handed and distinctly in-British EU who are making the morally superior, non-aggrandizing choice. Bully for them.
Posted by: Lex || 09/10/2019 23:43 Comments || Top||

#37  *un-British
Posted by: Lex || 09/10/2019 23:44 Comments || Top||


UK parliament Speaker John Bercow announces he will quit
[DAWN] Britannia's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who played a key role in the three-year Brexit crisis, said on Monday he would stand down from the role, issuing a warning to the government not to "degrade" parliament.

Bercow bent parliamentary rules to give politicians the chance to challenge government policy, most recently to pass a law seeking to block a no-deal exit from the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union.

He was given a standing ovation from many members of the lower house as he announced his plan to stand down in the coming weeks.
Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hopefully to spend more time being hung, drawn and quartered.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Make him a teacher in a, predominantly, Muslim school.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Send him to to the DR Congo, where borders and laws don't exist, just like he wants.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/10/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||


Boris Johnson to shut down Parliament amid Brexit fight
[NYPOST] British leader Boris Johnson
...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies....
has confirmed he will shut down Parliament Monday night after a second attempt to force a snap general election.

"Parliament will be prorogued at close of business today," the Prime Minister’s front man said, using the parliamentary term for the suspension of business.

It starts Monday night, after Johnson tries for the second time to try to force a general election in the hopes of gaining enough support to force through his plans for a no-deal Brexit by Oct. 31.

Lasting until Oct. 14, the suspension, which limits politicians’ ability to block Johnson’s plans, will happen regardless of the outcome of his election bid, his front man said.

The suspension comes as Johnson insisted to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that a new Brexit deal could be reached by the Halloween deadline.

The two leaders met in Dublin on Monday, with Johnson saying an "alternative arrangements" could also be met on the so-called Irish backstop provision. Johnson wants the bloc to scrap the controversial backstop mechanism that would keep the Ireland-Northern Ireland border open in all circumstances after Brexit.

Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  TimeOut, literally!

BrIndependence day soon

I will be celebrating with Carrot Jam roly-poly with Champagne or bendy banana fruit salad.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Putin’s party loses A THIRD of seats in Moscow election bloodbath
[THESUN.CO.UK] Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party has sensationally lost a THIRD of its seats in Moscow in a local election bloodbath.

Sunday’s poll was one of the most closely watched regional elections in years after many opposition candidates were excluded triggering the capital’s biggest protests in nearly a decade.

Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
's United Russia lost a third of its seats in Moscow's local electionsCredit: AFP or licensors
The vote was seen by outspoken opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his allies as an opportunity to make inroads against United Russia ahead of the 2021 national election.

Protests erupted in mid-July after the Central Election Commission refused to register a large number of opposition candidates, saying they had failed to collect enough signatures from genuine backers.

The excluded candidates, including allies of Navalny, slammed the move claiming it was designed to stop them winning seats in Moscow’s parliament.

Navalny advised his supporters to vote tactically across Russia for the candidate with the best chance of defeating Putin’s party.
Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Typical UK journalists. Intentionally misleading headline and the word 'Bloodbath' sewn in insidiously, giving it the KЯemlin tinge.

I wouldn't want anybody but Vlad in Russia if I was a russkie. There are several anti-establishment types, russkie versions of AOC and even secular, diversity loving islamophile globalists trying to play 'fearless quixotic leader' there. Gotta be held in check or they'll turn back whatever progress Russia has made with Putin.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Only progress in Russia has been in Putties bank balance.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2019 8:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Putin has destroyed his nation's chance at success. Whatever few good policies he has had have come completely by accident as he faces off against his southern Islamic neighbors in Chechnya. He has nearly destroyed the Ukraine, prevented any real economic, social, or political progress from occurring in Russia, and kept himself and his chosen few oligarchs incredibly wealthy and isolated from the troubles that Russia faces.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/10/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, it's Russia.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/10/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Moscow =/= Russia
Posted by: Lex || 09/10/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
North Korea says it’s willing to resume nuke talks with US
Pay attention to MEEEEEE!!!!
[IsraelTimes] North Korea
...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche...
says it’s willing to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States in late September.

But First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui says that the United States must come to the negotiating table with proposals that satisfy North Korea, or dealings between the two countries will come to an end.
Oh dear. How simply dreadful.
Talks between the countries on North Korean nuclear disarmament fell apart in February when US President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
rejected North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
’s demand for sweeping sanctions relief in return for partial disarmament at their second summit in Vietnam. The two leaders met again at the Korean border in late June and agreed to restart diplomacy.

Choe says North Korea has given the US enough time to map out new proposals to salvage the nuclear negotiations.
...Or reprint the old ones on fancier paper.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Commies


China slams US Xinjiang remarks as 'lies'
[DAWN] China lashed out at the United States on Monday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Beijing's treatment of the country's ethnic Uighur minority among "the worst stains on the world".

Speaking at Kansas State University last week, Pompeo said Washington would use this month's UN General Assembly to rally support for the Uighurs, a mostly Moslem minority that has seen mass incarceration under the Chinese government.

"The lies of American politicians can't trick people around the world and will only further expose the purpose of their hidden political motives," said Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.

"We express our strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to these US officials who disregard the facts... and seriously interfere in China's internal affairs," she told news hounds at a press briefing in Beijing.

China has come under international scrutiny over its policies in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, where as many as one million Uighurs and other mostly Moslem minorities are being held in re-education camps, according to the 2018 findings of an independent UN panel.

After initially denying their existence, Beijing now defends the camps, which it calls "vocational education centres", as a necessary measure to counter religious extremism and terrorism.

Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Thank God China doesn't give a fuck for international screwtiny.

Those bastards in Xinjiang are not human. If they wanted to live peacefully they could have converted to ... Taoism or whatever the heck it is they allow there.

Anybody who exhibits an adherence to islam strong enough to defy a police state, is a potential jihadi.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Where's my femto-violin?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||


Protesters Wave American Flags, Sing U.S. National Anthem in Push for Help to ‘Liberate Hong Kong’
[CNSNEWS] Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, some waving American flags, marched to the U.S. Consulate Sunday, urging Congress to quickly pass legislation providing for U.S. responses to Beijing-instigated rights abuses or attempts to erode the territory’s autonomy.

“President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong,” read a large blue banner and numerous posters held by demonstrators, some of whom also sang along to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” piped through loudspeakers.

“Resist Beijing! Liberate Hong Kong! Democracy Now!” protesters chanted, alluding to concerns about an erosion of freedoms in the former British colony, which reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 with guarantees it would continue to enjoy a “high degree” of autonomy for at least 50 years.

Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  "Representatives handed a petition to an official from the consulate in the city’s Central district."

Uhhh...that would be me.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 09/10/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  My sympathies.☺
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 10:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Stay safe, BB. Things could still get ugly really quick with 'collateral damage' and all that.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/10/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||


Europe
Swedish lawyer who repped A$AP Rocky in assault case shot in Stockholm
[PAGESIX] The defense attorney who initially represented rapper A$AP Rocky in his Swedish assault case was shot Friday morning while leaving his home in Stockholm ‐ and a former lawyer with a rap sheet was busted in connection with the crime.

Henrik Olsson Lilja was in a stairwell of the apartment building in central Stockholm when he was blasted multiple times in the head and chest at around 9 a.m. local time, TMZ reported.

The shooter jumped into a waiting SUV, which then sped off, according to the site, which reported that the maimed lawyer called the police himself.

Lilja was rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in serious, but stable, condition, according to the site.

Swedish Police said it is treating the case as an attempted murder, and authorities called it "an isolated incident with no known connection to recent violent crimes."

A woman, who is a former senior lawyer and ex-con, was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to the incident, according to the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

The woman, who was not identified, was previously convicted of a violent crime, according to the newspaper.

Police said they have taken several people into custody for questioning.

Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So in Sweden, only ex-cons can have guns?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/10/2019 7:30 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Govt placates dejected policewoman
[DAWN] The 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....

government and police swung into action on Sunday and reportedly persuaded a policewoman not to quit her job that she announced she would in protest against injustice done to her after she was allegedly humiliated and slapped by a lawyer in Ferozewala courts last week.

Earlier in the day, Constable Faiza Nawaz in a video message said: "I am really fed up with this unjust and cruel system. I am resigning from my service, that’s all."

Sheikhupura District Police Officer (DPO) Ghazi Salahuddin told Dawn that he had held a meeting with the constable after the video went viral on social media and claimed that she was not resigning now.

He said the constable was misquoted in the video by the interviewer and she was not dejected either. He said the constable’s morale was high after meeting him and police would take care of her.

Punjab chief minister’s front man Shahbaz Gill also said Faiza Nawaz was not resigning. He said the constable had released a fresh video message about her change of heart. He regretted grant of bail to the suspect by a Ferozewala judge over a minor mistake in the FIR.

Posted by: Fred || 09/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  And what about the slappy lawyer?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/10/2019 15:41 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Director Rian Johnson Brings 'Knives Out' Against Trump Voters
h/t Instapundit
[PJMEDIA] In his first major motion picture since annoying and disappointing generations of Star Wars fans with The Last Jedi, writer-director-progressive Rian Johnson is poised to do the same to an even larger slice of the American public with next month's Knives Out. And lefty movie critics couldn't be more thrilled, according to the latest from Society Reviews.

SR reports that "critics at the Toronto International Film Festival gushing about the film’s shared hatred for Trump and his voters," which is about as subtle as a knife to the throat.
I sure hope this'll turn out to be a case of "bringing a knife to a gun fight".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2019 11:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under:

#1  without seeing the film its difficult to say what it is going to mean

remember the remake of Manchurian Candidate

it was supposed to be an allegory of bad Dick Cheney and his former employer

but in the actuality, Meryl Streep used Hillary mannerisms and stole the show and the intended anti Cheney anti corporate stuff didn't register with most people
Posted by: lord garth || 09/10/2019 12:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Considering on RottenTomatos it already has a 100% fresh rating from the blue check brigade, I would bet the movie is complete crap.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/10/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#3  I still have my 6.5 Gerber.
Think Ah'l go to the movies.

(/suck /sarc)
Sorry Frank.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/10/2019 15:27 Comments || Top||

#4  What Lord Garth said.

From the preview, the personas effected by the characters all display either characteristic liberal and bohemian delinquency or 'entitlement syndrome'. Even they include MAGA caps and dialogue about voting Trump, the audience will automatically make the mental connection to who actually exhibits these characteristics.

The liberal just can not hide his/her hatred and snobbery behind art. They stand distinct from normal people.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/10/2019 15:41 Comments || Top||

#5  ...Hollyweird was never 'normal'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/10/2019 20:34 Comments || Top||

#6  #3 - Frank? I'm CERTAINLY not offended. I have a "pocket knife" I carry that would f*ck you up
Posted by: Frank G || 09/10/2019 22:00 Comments || Top||



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