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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Father who helped son attack 12-year-old boy sentenced to five years in prison
[KOMONEWS] A judge in Washington state has sentenced a Mill Creek man to five years in prison after he held down a 12-year-old boy while his son stabbed him last year.
"Lunchroom dispute, wuzzit? Can't let that go unavenged!"
The Daily Herald reported that Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent sentenced 44-year-old Martinez D. Mitchell on Tuesday after he was found guilty of third-degree assault last month in Snohomish County Superior Court.
"Here, son! I'll sit on his head and you stab 'im with this here switchblade!"
Police responded on June 10 to a stabbing at the Heatherwood Apartments. Police said the boy, who was not identified, was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was treated for non-fatal injuries.
"Shouldn't I shoot him, Pop? All the other black kids shoot 'em!"
"We're outta bullets after that dispute with Jones over us mowin' the grass at 3 a.m. You can pistol whip 'im after you've stabbed him!"

Mitchell told the court he felt sorry for his "negligence and poor judgment."
"[STAB! STABBED! STABBEN!] This is so blackly cultural!"
"Aaaaiiiieeee! I do be undone!"
"Golly! You're the best Dad ever!"

Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:

Suspect arrested and charged after brutal hammer attack on Asian women in New York City
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] The New York Police Department Hate Crimes unit announced Wednesday they have arrested the suspect who violent mostly peacefully assaulted two Asian women with a hammer outside Hell's Kitchen earlier this month.
You just knew her name had to be "Ebony" or "Lakeisha" or something stoopidly pseudo-African, with multiple capital letters and a few apostrophes...
The suspect in jug is 37-year-old homeless woman Ebony Jackson, NYPD confirmed to the New York Post.
Still looks like a cheap hooker to me.
NYPD Hate Crimes unit charged Jackson with multiple felonies, including felony assault, felony criminal possession of a weapon as well as menacing.
In Noo Yawk that should be good for a release on own recognizance and a suspended sentence.
According to NYPD, on Sunday May 2 at approximately 8:40pm two Asian women were walking on the sidewalk when Jackson decided to confront them. Jackson demanded them to remove their masks then struck one of them in the head with a hammer, causing a laceration.
Probably a glancing blow because she was so high she had to stand on her hands to attack her victims.
The victim, 31, was treated at NYU Langone Hospital for a laceration to the head and has since been released.
Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:


Could not help notice how quickly she lighten her skin color to blend in, since the attack.

Her NYPOST Pic vs. NYPD Crime Stoppers Photo.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like Mario Cuomo with a spray-on tan and some Maidenform kit
Posted by: Titus Snitch7826 || 05/14/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Andrew Cuomo
Posted by: Daffy Uleremble1172 || 05/14/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#4  "Man Tan".
Posted by: Sgt.D.T. || 05/14/2021 14:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Check for Cuomo's telltale nipple rings
Posted by: Slomoter B. Hayes8999 || 05/14/2021 14:38 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Vermont Senate apologizes for state-supported eugenics
[Washington Examiner] The Vermont Senate passed a resolution apologizing to Vermonters past and present "who were harmed as a result of state-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices."

Senators unanimously passed Joint Resolution 2 on Wednesday, joining the state’s House of Representatives, which adopted it on April 1, in an effort to make amends for various measures and policies in the state’s history seeking to control reproduction among certain racial and disability groups.

The resolution listed off numerous people and measures that contributed to Vermont's eugenics policies and practices, which it said targeted those of French Canadian, and French-Indian ancestry, as well as other indigenous peoples and the disabled. It said such measures were "targeted for elimination those it deemed currently or potentially delinquent, defective, and dependent persons through sterilizations, primarily of women, to prevent individuals from having children."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 04:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, Planned Parenthood is your 'equity' moment?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Planned Parenthood Clinic physical placement and funding should tell everyone something. Any national statistics available on the demographic make-up of clientele? I've not seen any. Bueller, anyone ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  OK and AZ currently ban abortions for sex selection.

VT allows it.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/14/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Then turns around and endorses "apartheid" Critical Race Theory?
Posted by: magpie || 05/14/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#5  AZ also bans abortions based on the race of the fetus.

Several States ban abortions based on prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. I'm pretty sure VT is not one of them.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/14/2021 12:48 Comments || Top||

New Rockefeller Center sculpture to honor African culture draws outrage: 'This needs to be removed'
[BIZPACREVIEW] They'd be flinging dog turds at this abomination in Nigeria or Botswana, someplace with a bit of taste. In Noo Yawk it's fine art.
The artist’s technique is admirable. It’s merely the artistic vision that lacks ...artistry.
The figure holding a fly-whisk certainly adds something very special, not certain exactly what however.
Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not the Bee™? It must be my White Privilege that finds it so eerie.
Posted by: magpie || 05/14/2021 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  And here's the model for the sculpture: International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
פאטו בנסודה
Stacey Abrams ugly syster

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#3  [hits nose on keyboard chuckling uncontrollably]
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2021 2:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Will people eventually begin making pilgrimages to this thing like the Kaaba in Mecca ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 7:44 Comments || Top||

#5  What I predict you'll see is a line of pathetic self-haters waiting to wash its feet. Nobody will be able to reach high enough to clean the pigeon dressing off its head without a ladder.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Much smaller keychains of the image could be made available in shops at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson terminal.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 8:12 Comments || Top||

#7  I'll give it this...I'm speechless.

Like, a really shitty bookend, or something?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#8  /\ Yes Alex, I'll go with Abrams buda book ends for $500. please.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#9  The "Do they know its Christmas?" Bookends Collection.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

Wonders of wonders,
wonder what Clerow 'Flip' Wilson,
or Geraldine would have said about
this Object d'Art.
Kinda looks like them though.
Posted by: Sloscotch Tingle9045 || 05/14/2021 14:52 Comments || Top||

#11  Phallic Architecture
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Down by the statue's feet, are those creatures rats or lions? Perhaps the fly-whisk is actually a rat-whisk. A golden rat-whisk, a symbol of when we waz kangs!
Posted by: SteveS || 05/14/2021 21:43 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Hummer Explodes After Driver Stockpiles Gasoline in Back
[Newsweek] On Wednesday morning, a car identified as a 2004 Hummer H2 went up in flames mere feet from a service station in Homosassa, Florida, according to local newspaper The Citrus County Chronicle.

When firefighters arrived at the scene of the explosion, they discovered that the driver of the car had stockpiled fuel in tanks in the back of the car. The tanks, which were able to hold a combined 20 gallons, had been "melted and blackened" in the inferno, according to The Drive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 11:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Neat, the classical 'Hollyweird' pyrotechnics used in movies and TV (to make the explosion more dramatic).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Seeing the photo album of fail, I am surprised there isn't more of this.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 13:11 Comments || Top||

#3  How is it, in Hurricane Alley, people still do not know how to gasoline prep. Yankee transplants?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#4  That Hummer is a real gas guzzler.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||


As Predicted ☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 14:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Just gotta 100 gal diesel tank for my truck.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 18:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Methodist car fire ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 20:09 Comments || Top||

Tucker Carlson, YouTuber Hickok45 smash stereotype that AR-15's are ‘weapons of war'
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The problem with informing the left about something like the AR-15 is that they have a rabid desire to remain uninformed about it.

Dogma is all!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Boys and their toys.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2021 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Snap-on tools can also become an addiction, but they seldom get much press coverage.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#4  You sure you want to let BLM and Antifa know this?
Posted by: Marilyn Fleper9777 || 05/14/2021 8:14 Comments || Top||

#5  The left wants the majority of Americans to be uninformed. That way they are easier to ban.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Re #2: Naw, Procop - more like Lego's.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/14/2021 13:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Of course they are not weapons of war. They are weapons of shooting stuff.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/14/2021 21:33 Comments || Top||

Pilot lands cargo plane safely despite having the roof ripped off in mid-air collision over Colorado
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

So, they started out flying in a 'sedan' and ended the flight in a 'convertible'... How - open air - of them.
Posted by: Phusort Crosh3250 || 05/14/2021 3:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps he would be open to providing me some Powerball numbers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 3:59 Comments || Top||

#3  ^
Your Numbers are:

99, 93, 85, 65, 62, 61

and the bonus number is

Posted by: Shaiger Henbane7501 || 05/14/2021 4:42 Comments || Top||


I am impressed...
Anyone with a few extra $$ million laying around
should look into buying that Jet model, made by that company...

Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 6:00 Comments || Top||

#5  The Swearingen Metroliner is an awesome turboprop plane.
Several years ago I would see Grand Canyon tour airline regularly fly out of LGB.
The turboprop would take off from runway 30 and then bank and turn over my house so I could hear the two powerful turboprops buzz by with a nice sounding whine.
The plane seemed to just glide/slice through the air with no strain from gravity or wind resistance.
The plane would fly to the Grand Canyon for an aerial tour and be back before dark.
Posted by: boomerc || 05/14/2021 6:51 Comments || Top||

#6  The aircraft had its own parachute which the pilot successfully deployed. Very prudent
Posted by: Whomosh Hatfield3830 || 05/14/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

#7  The plane with the parachute is the Cirrus; it's their big marketing schtick.
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/14/2021 19:09 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Gas hits $7 in Virginia
[Fox5 Local] Drivers were shocked when they got to the pump at a gas station in Virginia.

The price on the pump was $6.999 at a Richmond BP station earlier this week.

"I pulled in, I start pumping my gas and then I realized I put $80 worth in my truck," another driver told TV station 8News. "The lady next to me said she put $100 in her car. She just started crying because she said her car don’t take that much."
Posted by: Hupoluting Speaper1577 || 05/14/2021 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

A view today of the 'future'....gas vehicles are banded, suppliers convert to E-Z-Fast Charge Stations, gasoline is a 'rare' commodity (gas crisis 3 on steroids - fake) You get the picture.
Posted by: Phusort Crosh3250 || 05/14/2021 3:04 Comments || Top||

#2  ...There was one (not sure where)where the sign was reading $5/gal, and somebody called the local NewsGunshipActionTeamOnYourSide crew, who duly showed up...and actually got video of the sign changing from $5 to $ two something just as they arrived.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/14/2021 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Tough not having one of those NIMBY cracking plants in your state.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2021 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Let's Turn Virginia Blue!

Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Loudoun County gets what they wanted, good an hard.
Posted by: 746 || 05/14/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||



At Lowe's saw a really DUMB$hit purchasing a bunch of those
Ethanol Free 1 gallon True Fuel? 4-cycle sealed cans.
Hell those things run about $18+ each.

Next up
I bet we'll be soon reading of thieves pulling up next to peoples cars in Super Market parking lots and siphoning GAS out as the owner is in buying food. Usually 2 guys with an older Van, with a sliding side door has been used in the past.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 15:35 Comments || Top||

#7  ..that's when in the first gas crisis locked gas tank caps appeared.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2021 21:14 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Honduran girl, 8, arrives at US border alone, surrenders to Border Patrol agents
[NYPOST] An unaccompanied 8-year-old Honduran girl surrendered to Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande River into the US with no contact information for her parents — one of the continuing flow of thousands of children and adult illegal immigrants colonists arriving at the border as the Biden administration struggles to deal with the dramatic influx.

The girl, identified as Emely Antonio Dominguez Valdez, was photographed by the News Agency that Dare Not be Named standing on the riverbank on Thursday in La Joya, Texas, after wandering for miles on muddy paths after she was separated from her guides during a storm.

She was traveling with a man who had the phone number for her parents in the US.

Now, she said, she has no way to contact her parents.

Emely’s story wasn’t unique among other young migrants colonists.

A 15-year-old Honduran girl told the AP that she traveled for a month and a half without her parents or siblings on the dangerous trek to the US so she could get an education and help her family back home.

The teen, not identified by the AP, arrived with a larger group of migrants colonists at a baseball field wearing a black T-shirt that said: "Women Move Mountains."

She didn’t understand the phrase written out in English.

"I wanted a better future for me and my family. I want to study and work," she said, noting that her relatives in New York offered to put her up at their home.

Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2021 01:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  This is absolutely vile. Send her home, and at the same time put her parents on a no-fly watch list of terrorists banned from entering the US
Posted by: Ulomomp Peacock1252 || 05/14/2021 3:24 Comments || Top||


IF the parents show up and ask for asylum they should be immediately arrested and charged with Child Abuse and Child Abandonment both Felonies given the situation.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 5:00 Comments || Top||

British spy recruited by Erik Prince ran 'honeypot operations' with undercover female spies to discredit Trump enemies in the FBI and his own national security adviser H.R. McMaster
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Survivor contestant was one of a number of pretty women hired by ex British spy to discredit national security adviser H.R. McMaster and go on fake dates with FBI agents and State Dept staff to record them disparaging Trump
  • Richard Seddon, an MI6 agent, was tasked by Erik Prince
    ...former Navy SEAL, founder of private military company Blackwater, brother of Betsy DeVos, President Trump's secretary of education...
    with running an operation

  • The aim was to root out 'deep state' opponents of Donald Trump from late 2017

  • Seddon recruited a series of women, who were flown to Wyoming for interview

  • The women were trained in maintaining a cover story and working on targets

  • Among the targets was Trump's own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster

  • A Texan woman, Tarah Price, was given $10,000 to approach McMaster

  • It was unclear if she ever met him: he was fired in March 2018

  • Another woman, Survivor contestant Anna Khait, targeted State Dept officials

  • Others were told to try and approach FBI agents, using dating apps

  • Khait on Thursday night insisted she had done nothing wrong in the expose
I never could understand why the Klingon's and the beltway turned on Prince. This may be at least part of the answer.

Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Esquire Magazine - There's Evil, and Then There's Erik Prince. Dec 2020.

I wonder what else Seddeon and Prince might have discovered ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Word fail
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 1:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Nonsense. The FBI is gay.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2021 2:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Or was that the state department? No, those are diversity dykes... whatever, such an imagination.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2021 2:29 Comments || Top||

#5  ....Excellent article a week or two back on Instapundit by a gentleman who got caught up in the effort to smear Justice Kavanaugh - he cheerfully admitted that at first he thought he was being paranoid, but then realized that the situation he ran into was a classic honeypot intended to smear HIM because he wouldn't denounce Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/14/2021 6:33 Comments || Top||

#6  If the goal was to record the FBI and State Dept disparaging Trump they merely had to watch and record CNN
Posted by: Airandee || 05/14/2021 6:35 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ Yes, I too feel the goal was beyond simply the identification of disparagers. As the old saying goes..."there's got to be much more to this story."

Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh wait! Wrong MI6 guy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 7:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Hadn't McMaster already discredited himself by having an inappropriate affair or something like that?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/14/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||

#10  /\ Yes, but something didn't smell quite right about that theory. Perhaps there was more.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#11  There's probably lot$ of $$$ involved
Posted by: Elminegum Darling of the Platypi9670 || 05/14/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#12  Julian Assange and Wiki leaks have been effectively put out of circulation, so I suppose there's no need to query him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

#13  First, the motivations on this very much targeted op are apparent. Look at who benefited when McMaster was replaced. John Bolton.

And who had the biggest beef with the FBI at the time. Flynn.

Bolton's attempt at privatization of the war in Afghanistan that followed benefited Prince.

Logic points to Bolton/Prince/Flynn as co-conspirators or "birds of a feather."

All of the above, save McMaster, were a bunch of amateurs and wannabes. And that was Trump's problem...he preferred the ambitious sycophants who stroked his ego and whispered deep dark conspiracies in his ear.
Posted by: Tennessee || 05/14/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#14  The aim was to root out 'deep state' opponents of Donald Trump from late 2017

That would require firing every Federal employee in the DC area.
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#15  Ref #13: ....he preferred the ambitious sycophants who stroked his ego and whispered deep dark conspiracies in his ear.

These are oftentimes the people one can trust. You fully know what they are up to.

Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#16  And that was Trump's problem...he preferred the ambitious sycophants who stroked his ego and whispered deep dark conspiracies in his ear.

Bullshit. Stop projecting.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/14/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#17  #15 These are oftentimes the people one can trust. You fully know what they are up to. Posted by: Besoeker Concur that you may fully know what they are up to, but you can NEVER trust them...

Regarding #16 Bullshit. Stop projecting.
Posted by: Rob Crawford

Well, I will "project" the following "bullshit" for your consideration...
Flynn - a disgraced, ambitious democrat 3 star harboring a grudge for Obama and a fat paycheck in his back pocket from Edrogan humped on Trump's leg during the run up to the election in order use Trump to get back at Obama and expand his "consulting" portfolio after govmint service brought early disgrace and disarray to the administration...fired for lying to the VP.

Scaramucci...oh my...in the dictionary a picture of Scaramucci is beside the words ambitious and sycophant

Bolton...ditto above

Powell...crazy ambitious sycophant are both pronouns and adjectives when referencing this person...associated with Rudy...but, I like Rudy
Posted by: Tennessee || 05/14/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 05/14/2021 16:34 Comments || Top||

Kim Jong-un's school for hackers: Recruited as young children, hothoused in training camps and unleashed to wage digital war. TOM LEONARD details how North Korea's elite cyber-attackers are wreaking havoc across the world... and even crippling the NHS
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 07:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Kim needs to get out more, the NHS doesn't need any help with havoc and incompetence.
Posted by: Cesare || 05/14/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||

S&P affirms Israel's credit rating and outlook
[JPost] - Global ratings agency S&P on Friday affirmed its long-term sovereign credit rating on Israel at "AA-/A-1+" and maintained its outlook at "stable."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 17:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under:

Science & Technology
World's smallest single-chip system can be injected into the body
[NewAtlas] The continuing miniaturization of electronics is opening up some exciting possibilities when it comes to what we might place in our bodies to monitor and improve our health. Engineers at Columbia University have demonstrated an extreme version of this technology, developing the smallest single-chip system ever created, which could be implanted with a hypodermic needle to measure temperature inside the body, and possibly much more.

From ladybug-sized implants that track oxygen levels in deep body tissues to tiny "neural dust" sensors that monitor nerve signals in real time, scientists are making big steps when it comes to the functionality of tiny electronic devices. The implant developed by the Columbia Engineers breaks new ground as the world's smallest single-chip system, which is a completely functional electronic circuit with a total volume of less than 0.1 mm3.

That makes it as small as a dust mite, and only visible under a microscope. The tiny chip required some outside-the-box thinking to make, particularly when it comes to the way it communicates and is powered.

Where small electronics might feature radio frequency (RF) modules to transmit and receive electromagnetic radio signals, these wavelengths are too large to be used with a device this small. Ultrasound wavelengths, on the other hand, are far smaller at a given frequency, as the speed of sound is far less than the speed of light that the electromagnetic waves travel at. So, the team incorporated a piezoelectric transducer that acts as an "antenna" for wireless powering and communication via ultrasound.

This combines with an onboard low-power temperature sensor to turn the chip into a probe for real-time temperature sensing, enabling it to monitor body temperature and also fluctuations in temperature driven by the therapeutic application of ultrasound. The implant's capabilities were demonstrated in live mice where it was used for ultrasound neurostimulation, and up to seven were implanted into the mice at a time via intramuscular injection with a syringe.

The scientists imagine these types of chips being implanted into the human body, and then wirelessly communicating information on what they measure via ultrasound. In its current form this is limited to body temperature, but other possibilities include blood pressure, glucose levels and respiratory function.

"We wanted to see how far we could push the limits on how small a functioning chip we could make," says the study's leader Ken Shepard. "This is a new idea of 'chip as system' — this is a chip that alone, with nothing else, is a complete functioning electronic system. This should be revolutionary for developing wireless, miniaturized implantable medical devices that can sense different things, be used in clinical applications, and eventually approved for human use."

The research was published in the journal Science Advances.
Posted by: 746 || 05/14/2021 14:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under:

China's Zhurong rover will land on Mars TOMORROW and endure ‘seven minutes of terror' before touching down in the same area as NASA's 1976 Viking 2 mission
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 07:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Commies

US Air Force's 'AI brain' takes flight! Skyborg autonomous drone conducts first test in the sky WITHOUT a human at the controls
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 07:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:

#1  haven't they made this movie already
Posted by: Chris || 05/14/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||

'All stealth bombers are upgraded with Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Skynet funding bill is passed...' - T2

I'll bet a lousy Democrat was in office when Skynet came to the conclusions it did.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||

Plan for StarShip's first orbital flight.
5 detailed pages at forum.
[NasaSpaceFlight] NET July 2021 using Starship SN20 and Superheavy BN3 from OLP at Starbase, TX.

Starship Orbital Launch Attempt details per FCC exhibit:
- Staging 170 seconds into flight
- Booster will splashdown in the Gulf 20 miles downrange
- Starship will perform a soft landing 62 miles northwest of Kauai
— Michael Baylor (@nextspaceflight) May 13, 2021

Twitter status

Finally we know something!!!

Why they aren't going to attempt a landing on the pad?

Expecially for the raptors.

Is possible that some agency denied a ground landing attempt for SH? IMO it is possible, because the flight profile will prove a complete RTLS?

Could, if they splash down softly, the SH and the SS be recovered and inspected? (obviusly salt water will prevent any reuse).
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Batch Reverse Osmosis - a new breakthrough
[Purdue University] Warsinger's lab has used this double-acting batch development to fuel several new advances in desalination. Abhimanyu Das, a Purdue Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, has published research describing a variant of the process called "batch counterflow reverse osmosis." By recirculating certain concentrations of water on both sides of the membrane, Das' process is shown to be the most energy-efficient desalination process for high-salinity water, while requiring fewer components. And Purdue master's student Michael Roggenburg has published research showing that a combination of batch reverse osmosis and renewable energy could conceivably deliver fresh water to the entire 1,954-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico.

"Water security is a huge issue around the world, which I've spent my whole career working on," Warsinger said. "These results with batch reverse osmosis are really exciting. If we bring the cost down just a little bit, then desalination becomes a viable option for more places. It could be transformative."
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StarLink ground stations to be co-located in Google Cloud centers all over the planet.
[DataCenter-Frontier] In the latest chapter of the cloud connecting to space, Google and SpaceX announced a partnership to connect SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband network to Google Cloud infrastructure, enabling the delivery of data, cloud services, and applications to enterprise customers at the network’s edge.

“Applications and services running in the cloud can be transformative for organizations, whether they’re operating in a highly networked or remote environment,” said Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure at Google Cloud. “We are delighted to partner with SpaceX to ensure that organizations with distributed footprints have seamless, secure, and fast access to the critical applications and services they need to keep their teams up and running.”

SpaceX will locate Starlink ground stations within Google data center properties, providing single-hop access between Starlink customers and Google Cloud infrastructure. While SpaceX Starlink beta customers have access to Google Cloud today through Starlink’s existing set of network connections, establishing direct connections between the SpaceX low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation and Google Cloud reduces latency and improves performance, especially when it comes to real-time communications such as voice and video.

“Combining Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency broadband with Google’s infrastructure and capabilities provides global organizations with the secure and fast connection that modern organizations expect,” said SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell. “We are proud to work with Google to deliver this access to businesses, public sector organizations, and many other groups operating around the world.”
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#1  I'm sure G00gle will ensure that any data transmitted conforms to their rigorous security so no one can spy on the contents...
Posted by: Warthog || 05/14/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Bummer. I may have to reconsider Starlink.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/14/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Bet they have Layers of Editors too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 13:37 Comments || Top||

The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill
Many Thanks to ltop for discovering this!
[Wired] All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of the fight was a teensy error with huge consequences.
The short of it is the 5 micron aerosol argument is total BS and is based on some medical folk not understanding airborne physics and not understanding what their physics people told them for over 60 years.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A distinction without difference.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 0:53 Comments || Top||


Thank-you 3dc
The article was a good read and worth my remaining life-cycles to update my growing C-19 folder.

It is also makes the great point that when researching an issue never even assume any long established and cited foundational data is correct.

"... showed the trajectory of a 5-micron particle released from the height of the average person’s mouth. It went farther than 6 feet—hundreds of feet farther. A few weeks later, speaking to an audience at Harvard Medical School, Fauci admitted that the 5-micron distinction was wrong—and had been for years. “Bottom line is, there is much more aerosol than we thought,” he said. "

Note: Dr. Fauci declined to be interviewed for this story.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Note the UV discussion in the article also.
UV is important!
Posted by: 3dc || 05/14/2021 6:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Fascinating article. Thanks 3dc.

Langmuir was growing increasingly preoccupied by the threat of biological warfare. He worried about enemies carpeting US cities in airborne pathogens. In March 1951, just months after the start of the Korean War, Langmuir published a report in which he simultaneously disparaged Wells’ belief in airborne infection and credited his work as being foundational to understanding the physics of airborne infection.

How curious, Randall thought. She kept reading.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Has anyone seen any discussions on ballistic missile borne delivery systems? Or..... I know it sounds crazzy, contaminated space junk accidently falling onto the streets of NYC ?

Interesting job posting found here, and not the first of it's kind I have noticed lately.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 7:17 Comments || Top||

#7  ..since they already let out they're not testing, just infect some of the hundreds of thousand "migrants", thoughtfully bused to big cities across America by the idiots in The Swamp.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||

#8  No "catapult" required.

/\ Catapulted Death: Can a Flying Corpse Distribute the Plague?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||

#9  In early May, the CDC made similar changes to its Covid-19 guidance, now placing the inhalation of aerosols at the top of its list of how the disease spreads. Again though, no news conference, no press release.

So a year of screeching about almost any kind of face covering was hardly more useful than hiding behind a window screen (which will collect dust, but hardly stops it).

Unexpectedly, for some.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/14/2021 14:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Besoeker

I my former life...
I remember reading a summary list of close to or just over 20 scenarios on how the USA could be quietly attacked w/o a bullet or Missile.

The simplest I saw as a International (China/Russia etc..) Passenger Jet dumping its Pre-infected fuel or waste water a few 1000 feet up over a city as it is coming in for it landing. The results not being seen for several days.

In fact it was proven viable about 20+ years ago when Passenger jets leaving India/Paki were dumping waste water over Eur-Asian while in flight . Locals were showing up oddly infected with non-regional area illnesses.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 15:52 Comments || Top||

#11  Everything You (Never) Wanted to Know About Airplane Toilets
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 15:59 Comments || Top||

#12  Skidmark
Glad to read they have gone to cleaner safer holding tanks.

Because when I was doing IT SEC & Network call center installation work in England for a Major Airline back in the mid 90's. I got a Jump Seat invite visit by the crew that knew me due a few layover dinner gatherings in Gatwick.

In those days they dumped "waste" over the ocean to lighten the load and save fuel.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 16:17 Comments || Top||

CDC Recommends No Masks for the fully vaccinated
[WAPO] CDC says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need masks indoors or outdoors in most cases

The relaxation of restrictions incentivizes people to get the shots and helps pave the way for a full reopening of society.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So now, instead of wearing a mask, you Americans need proof of vaccination?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't understand how these will help, but OK.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2021 2:44 Comments || Top||

#3  I'd nerver watch CNN myself, but I saw some tweets yesterday that said some of CNN's on screen "talent" was quite put out about this. Next up state funeral dirge music. How long before Covidians join teefa to riot for their holy mask cause?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#4  grom

most US citizens received some sort of vaccination receipt, in most cases a signed and annotated cardboard card

for close spaces, e.g., nightclubs, this ought to be good enough

Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/14/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  ^(a) It was my understanding that some people oppose these vaccination certificates because, because, damfino.😎
(b) I've mine on a palmtop
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#6  COVID lockdown obsessives just won't quit their obsession.

as the rest of vaccinated America begins [living again], the most hard-core pandemic progressives are left, Cassandra-like, to preach their peers’ folly. Every weekday, Zachary Loeb publishes four “plague poems” on Twitter—little missives about the headlines and how it feels to live through a pandemic.

He is personally progressive: He blogs about topics like Trump’s calamitous presidency and the future of climate change. ...His Twitter avatar is the plague doctor: a beaked, top-hat-wearing figure who traveled across European towns treating victims of the bubonic plague. Last February, Loeb started stocking up on cans of beans; last March, he left his office, and has not been back since.
Posted by: Enver Phaick7655 || 05/14/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#7  "Your Papers please"
Posted by: Warthog || 05/14/2021 9:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Your papers are... not in order, Warthog. Kommen sie mit, bitte...
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#9  "Ach...Himmel!" "Ich bin geschraubt!
Posted by: Warthog || 05/14/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

#10  The Jab. So necessary, derogatory words must be invented and bribes made to take it.

What is up with governor wino - a money lottery only available to those who got the shot? Free beer with prick? Get some French Fries?

Get the shot, don't get the shot, your call. But this $Billion ad campaign makes it look like the only way to justify the lockdown procedures to prevent the dire death count is to get as many shots taken as possible. And so far, it seems to be so far short it can't even be lied about.

The heavy Stick and Carrot isn't doing much for the credibility.

Morning 'news' had a segment this morning, as always, this one about getting your children vax'd, but this was the sales pitch, "If your children contracting Covid-19 has you anxious, stop by -distribution center-, no appointment necessary, no charge for the visit."

Break that apart. Not just the No Appointment deal when just a few months ago you had to make appointments to buy a sandwich Or Death!, but the Why? Not for the kid, but for the parent's anxiety.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 12:22 Comments || Top||

#11  They can't make The Crises go away without somehow being the ones responsible for making the crises go away; a Proof of Leadership if you will. A Mandate of Governance.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2021 12:32 Comments || Top||

The Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon can fly over 2,775 km
[Breaking Defense] How far can the Army’s hypersonic boost-glide missile — and, probably, its Naval variant — actually go? Consider this Pacific nightmare: China invades Taiwan, but all of America’s allies refuse to let the US use their territory or airspace. Long-Range Hypersonic Weapons, based on US soil in Guam, could still strike Chinese troops besieging Taipei.
Marvelous, if true...
Conversely, in China’s nightmare scenario, where US allies do let American missile units use their soil, LRHW batteries in Taiwan, Japan, or South Korea could strike targets more than one thousand miles inside Chinese territory. What’s more, the Navy version of the LRHW, called Conventional Prompt Strike, could launch from submarines or ships at sea anywhere in the Pacific.

"The Long Range Hypersonic Weapon provides a capability at a distance greater than 2,775 km," an Army spokesman told me. That’s about 1,725 miles — at a minimum. The "greater than" leaves the door wide open for a significantly longer range than that.

That Army statement came after years of silence on the subject, weeks of pestering by Breaking Defense, and at least one high-level discussion among the interservice "board of directors" coordinating hypersonics programs.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How much fuel would this take, pray tell? And it will be so hot from air friction that an IR sensor could spot it from Mars.
Posted by: magpie || 05/14/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 6:57 Comments || Top||

World first: Oblique wave detonation engine may unlock Mach 17 aircraft

- UCF researchers say they've trapped a sustained explosive detonation, fixed in place, for the first time, channeling its enormous power into thrust in a new oblique wave detonation engine that could propel an aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound, potentially beating the scramjet as a hypersonic propulsion method.

Deflagration — the high-temperature burning of fuel with oxygen — is a relatively slow, safe and controlled way to release chemical energy and turn it into motion, that's why this nice, peaceful form of combustion underpins so much of our transport technology. But if you want to release the maximum possible energy from a unit of fuel, you get far better bang for your buck from ... well, a bang.

Detonation is fast, chaotic and frequently destructive. It doesn't necessarily require oxygen, just a single explosive material and some kind of energetic poke big enough to break the chemical bonds holding an already-unstable molecule together. It creates exothermic shockwaves that accelerate outwards at supersonic speeds, releasing enormous amounts of energy.

People have been trying to harness the raw power of detonation — the most powerful form of combustion — for more than 60 years, but putting a bridle on a bomb has proven extremely difficult. Pulse detonation engines create a series of repeated explosions in a manner similar to a pulse jet, and these have already been tested in aircraft — notably in the Scaled Composites Long-EZ "Borealis" project built by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and Innovative Scientific Solutions Incorporated back in 2008.

Rotating detonation engines, in which the shockwaves from one detonation are tuned to trigger further detonations within a ring-shaped channel, were thought of as impossible to build right up until researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) went ahead and demonstrated a prototype last year in sustained operation. Due for testing in a rocket launch by around 2025, rotating detonation engines should be more efficient than pulse detonation engines simply because the combustion chamber doesn't need to be cleared out between detonations.

Now, another team from UCF, including some of the same researchers that built the rotating detonation engine last year, says it's managed a world-first demonstration of an elusive third type of detonation engine that could out-punch them all, theoretically opening up a pathway to aircraft flying at speeds up to 13,000 mph (21,000 km/h), or 17 times the speed of sound.

The standing wave, or oblique wave detonation engine (OWDE), aims to produce a continuous detonation that's stable and fixed in space, making for a ruthlessly efficient and controllable propulsion system generating significantly more power and using less fuel than current technology allows.

The UCF team claims it has successfully stabilized a detonation wave under hypersonic flow conditions, keeping it in place rather than having it move upstream (where it could cause the fuel source to explode) or downstream (where it would lose its explosive advantage and fizzle out into a deflagration).

There's not a radar or missile defense system in the world that could cope with a hypersonic missile at this point. What's more, you wouldn't even need a warhead on it to cause levels of devastation rivaling that of a nuclear bomb. "All that speed and all that inertia turns any research platform, recon unit, or passenger aircraft into a potential kinetic weapon," writes Szondy. "They don't need high explosives to destroy a target. All they have to do is hit it. In other words, any hypersonic vehicle is an intrinsic weapon given the proper modifications."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unlike the other article this is interesting. Engine for a SSTO vehicle?
Posted by: magpie || 05/14/2021 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  I want Orion!!!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 1:07 Comments || Top||

#3  55mph usually gets me there in plenty of time,
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 4:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Better than "Rods from God"?
Posted by: Warthog || 05/14/2021 9:41 Comments || Top||

#5  China probably pilfered this research to build and test their own detonation engine. Because they've been testing theirs for months.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2021 10:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Detonation is fast, chaotic and frequently destructive.

Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 15:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Says they maintained ignition for three seconds, and shut it off before it blew up. Probably wise.
The detail paper is at www.pnas.org/content/118/20/e2102244118
For those who are interested.
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/14/2021 19:01 Comments || Top||

Rare and Deadly ‘Black Fungus' Increasingly Seen in COVID-19 Patients in India
[EpochTimes] A rare but potentially deadly infection dubbed “black fungus” by Indian doctors appears to be more frequent among CCP virus patients in the world’s second-most populous nation, according to reports.

The infection, called mucormycosis, is caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes found particularly in soil and is associated with decaying organic matter such as rotting leaves and wood, compost piles, and animal dung, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Prolly time to get a new bed
There have been tens of thousands of cases of mucormycosis reported in India in the past month, compared to just a handful over the past decade, Dr. Bhakti Hansoti, associate professor in the department of emergency medicine and international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told USA Today.

“We’ve seen this skyrocket in recent weeks,” she said.

Hansoti added that symptoms of the disease tend to arise two to three weeks after a person is infected with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. India recorded 362,727 new cases and 4,120 new deaths from the CCP virus on May 12, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Cases of the fungal infection in CCP virus-recovered patients is “nearly four to five times than those reported before the pandemic,” said Atul Patel, an infectious diseases specialist based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and a member of the state’s COVID-19 task force, Agence France-Presse reported.

Up to 75 percent of mucormycosis cases occur in CCP virus patients with diabetes, she said, adding that due to lack of routine testing, there’s a high prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes in India.
According to the news agency, citing data from state-run hospitals, at least 300 cases have been reported in four cities in Gujarat—Ahmedabad among them. In India’s western state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located, about 300 cases have been reported, Khusrav Bajan, another member of the state’s COVID-19 task force, told AFP.

Depending on where the fungus grows, it has the ability to attack the skin, lungs, digestive system, brain, or areas surrounding the sinus and can eat away at facial structures including the nose, mouth, and eyes. The fungus can more likely cause an infection in those with weakened immune systems. People can come into contact with the fungus directly via a cut or trauma in the skin, or indirectly by breathing in fungal spores.

Symptoms of mucormycosis can include headache, nasal or sinus congestion, and pain due to black lesions on the nasal bridge or the mouth. Others may experience more lung-related symptoms including fever, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

As India faces a shortage of medical oxygen—a treatment that can relieve a lack of oxygen in the blood due to pneumonia following infection from the CCP virus—steroids are instead being prescribed to many patients as treatment for the virus. Steroids can reduce the hyper-inflammatory response that arises from COVID-19 and can help people with breathing difficulties. But steroids also weaken a person’s immune system, thereby making them more vulnerable to being infected with the mucormycetes molds, Hansoti told USA Today.

She added that diabetes is a prime risk factor for being infected with “black fungus.” Up to 75 percent of mucormycosis cases occur in CCP virus patients with diabetes, she said, adding that due to lack of routine testing, there’s a high prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes in India.

India’s health ministry on May 9 shared an advisory first posted by the government-funded Indian Council of Medical Research on how to treat the infection. “Mucormycosis—if uncared for—may turn fatal,” part of the advisory reads. Recommendations include continuing personal hygiene practices, being cautious when handling soil and other wet materials that may contain fungus, and discontinuing steroids or other drugs that suppress the immune system as soon as possible.

The overall mortality rate of the fungal infection is about 50 percent, but early diagnosis and treatment can increase the chances of survival, according to the CDC. The condition is treated with certain prescription antifungal medications, and may need surgery to remove any infected body tissue.
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Wow another hostile complication of contracting SARS-COV-HIV ...BLACK FUNGUS... so. with the underlying condition of Diabetes ... 50% chance of Death... Puts new meaning into 'flip of a coin'
Posted by: Phusort Crosh3250 || 05/14/2021 3:48 Comments || Top||

Wait for it...
I smell a Bollywood Remake of the movie...
The Girl with All the Gifts
A SciFi post-apocalyptic semi-horror movie based on a broken futuristic society nearly wiped out a fungus.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2021 6:14 Comments || Top||

#3  caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes found particularly in soil and is associated with decaying organic matter such as rotting leaves and wood, compost piles, and animal dung,

India’s top medical association warns over ‘health risks’ of using cow dung as Covid treatment
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2021 7:04 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ You can take people out of dung, but you can't take the love for dung out of some people.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#5  and animal dung

The dung not formed into cakes breaks down and is picked up by the air as dust, landing everywhere the wind goes. Looking back, it’s a wonder Mr. Wife only came down with amebic dysentery once in all his business trips to India, and never came down with anything else.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/14/2021 14:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Chairman Dung is in power and the situation is excelkent!
Posted by: DungChowPing || 05/14/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

Ahmadinejad Is Back: Iranian Firebrand Announces Bid For Presidency
[ZERO] At a moment that Iranian domestic politics are on a knife's edge of tension, particularly following the recent hardliner vs. 'moderate' row in the wake of the 'Zarif Gate' audio leak scandal wherein the foreign minister blasted the military establishment for often sabotaging diplomacy, the Islamic Republic's former firebrand president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is vying again for leadership of the country.

On Wednesday he formally submitted and announced his name as a candidate in the upcoming June 18 presidential elections. His Islamic conservative and 'hardline' reputation could have drastic impact on the continuing nuclear negotiations with the West should he be elected.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 04:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Have the Dems given up on Harris ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2021 4:44 Comments || Top||

The Iranians already asked her, but she had to turn them down, siting her important business in controlling the US Southern border issue...but she held out hope to them by saying they could call on her in 2024.
Posted by: Shaiger Henbane7501 || 05/14/2021 4:50 Comments || Top||

#3  ....He's tanned, rested, and ready.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/14/2021 6:19 Comments || Top||

#4  He'll come up short again.
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Dinnerjacket!
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/14/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#6  I see a great future for him as the Walid Jumblatt of Iran.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/14/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Dinna jack it, laddie. We hardly knew ye
Posted by: Robert Burnsanjani || 05/14/2021 14:37 Comments || Top||

Turkey's Karpowership says it is shutting down power to Lebanon
The gods of the copybook headings return.
[Jpost] Turkey's Karpowership, which provides electricity to Lebanon from two barges, said on Friday it was shutting down supplies over payment arrears and after a legal threat to its vessels in the country, which is in the midst of a deep economic crisis.

The company, which supplies Lebanon with 370 megawatts (MW) or the equivalent of about a quarter of the country's current supply, had told the government this week that it would have to take the step if there were no moves to reach a settlement.

The company said in a statement it was shutting down the power supply on Friday, and a source familiar with the situation said the measure was taken around 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) as fuel on the vessels had run down.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/14/2021 03:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:

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