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Taliban seize $6 million and golden bricks from Amrullah Saleh’s residence
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Suspected peeping Tom shot, killed by female homeowner
[NEWS4SANANTONIO] A suspected peeping Tom was shot and killed by a female homeowner in Houston Friday night.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. on Irvington Blvd at Knight Street just North of downtown. According to Houston Police, they arrived at the home and found a man dead on the driveway of a home.

Police say the man was looking into a bedroom window from outside and the woman inside the home got scared and grabbed a rifle. She shot several times at the suspect through the wall of the home. Police say the man was shot one time and died at the scene.

The homeowner is cooperating with the police.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That'll learn him not to do that!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/14/2021 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, was it worth it?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  The Joe Biden defense! just shoot blindly through the walls and door of the house
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/14/2021 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Keep in mind, he was on the property and that meets the requirement. I doubt they will attempt to charge her. Even in my neighborhood full of foreign born neighbors, when things happen, multiple people ask, "Why the hell didn't someone shoot them?" The attitude is very much Texan:p
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/14/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't know that specific neighborhood, but I do know that not far away peepers are not the reason for concern about people looking into your house late at night.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||

#6  "She shot ... the suspect through the wall of the home."

Please ID the make, caliber and ammo used with the weapon.

I want it all. ☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/14/2021 15:55 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 First ask what kind of a house it is.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||


So much for chivalry: Shocking moment man boots female commuter down Brooklyn subway station escalator after she said 'say excuse me' when he shoved past her
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • NYPD is seaching for a man who allegedly kicked a woman down a Brooklyn subway station escalator for conforting him for shoving past her

  • The 32-year-old victim told her attacker to 'say excuse me'

  • He responded 'I did' and kicked her in the chest, causing her to fall several feet

  • Police say the woman suffered cuts and bruises to her back, arms, legs, right knee and right thigh and trauma to her left ankle

  • The suspect fled of the scene on foot
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You (you know who you are) been fighting male "sexism" for 3 generations. Congratulations, you won!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 3:26 Comments || Top||

#2  today, in Life In Wakanda
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/14/2021 6:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Chivalry, in New York?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Definitely would have been identified as a white male if he was one. Coulter's Law is in effect.
Posted by: Blinky Pholuling8616 || 09/14/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#5  The 32-year-old victim told her attacker to 'say excuse me'

Like she thought she was safe or something.
.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 12:50 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
San Antonio college to stop using historic 'Come and Take It' rallying cry that dates to the Texan Revolution after 'woke' professor claimed the slogan is 'anti-Mexican'
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • University of Texas at San Antonio bans 'Come and Take It' from football games

  • Fans would unfurl large 'Come and Take It' banner at start of the fourth quarter

  • At least one fan was seen with banner at Saturday's home game against Lamar

  • In August, a UTSA professor circulated a petition demanding phrase be banned

  • Ellen Riojas Clark said it symbolized 'anti-Mexican, pro-slavery sentiments'

  • The petition started by Clark generated more than 900 signatures

  • School's president responded by forming a 'task force' to look into the matter

  • Last week, he dissolved task force and announced the slogan would be banned

  • 'Come and Take It' originated with Battle of Gonzales in 1835

  • Battle was a key turning point in the Texas Revolution against Mexico in 1836
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 03:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
So they want to go play WOKE to change history, because it hurts some idiots feelings?

Tell the idiot to go Woke himself.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/14/2021 6:20 Comments || Top||

#2  It bothers Mexicans? Is that why it's often rendered in the original Greek? Ancient Greek: μολὼν λαβέ, romanized: molṑn labé
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 7:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember it's OK to be anti-American and offensive.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  It is not a "college"; it is the pathetic University of Texas at San Antonio.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/14/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Seems like the phrase applies to the slogan itself. Time to stand up.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/14/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#6  What about the "Tex-Mex" units at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto? Don't they get any respect?

It is important to remember that when Santa Ana took over Mexico, 9 provinces rose in rebellion. He defeated 8 of them. Texes was originally planning to unite with Nuevo Leon and form a new country. Unfortunately the forces of Nuevo Leon were defeated before they could join the Texans.

Anti Mexican indeed.
Posted by: Woozle Panda2676 || 09/14/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Ah. UT. Explains it.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 13:02 Comments || Top||

#8  If it offends people why don't they just go to Mexico?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:08 Comments || Top||

#9  ^They're here because back in Mexico the cartels would offend them to death.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 15:13 Comments || Top||

#10  It's not about the words. It's about the action - the act of surrendering. All will be made to take a knee. All.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/14/2021 16:17 Comments || Top||


Washington state HS calls off 9/11 football tribute because some could be offended, report says
[FOXNEWS] Students at a Washington state high school wanted to mark the 20th year since the Sept. 11 attacks by wearing red, white and blue at a patriotic-themed game but were refused because the event could "unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently," according to a report.

Jason Rantz, a host on KTTH 770/94.5FM, reported that the event was canceled by an unnamed staffer at Eastlake High School in Sammamish "at the last minute." A student told the show that he was informed that the "red, white and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive and may affect people in a way that we will not understand and for that reason that we were to change our theme."

The station posted a screengrab of an email from one of the school’s associate principals to a parent that said she understands the "sacrifice and values our flag represents, but I think they [school leadership] just did not want to unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently."

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

I wonder what would have happen if Joe had not screwed it up?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/14/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Brook's Cowboy Campout (video)
Don't miss the Whipple's small cabin construction videos. Amazing people those Whipples.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2021 07:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Think Ah'm in love.
Gotta wonder about pack frame straps on bare shoulders though.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Pack didn't look particularly loaded down, and her shoulders are probably, um, conditioned...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 13:05 Comments || Top||


Mercy Chefs - Feeding Louisiana in the Aftermath of Ida
[Gun & Garden] Mercy Chefs has been preparing 20,000 meals a day in storm-ravaged communities.

On Tuesday, there was still an hour and a half until lunchtime, and cars were already lining up in a parking lot off Airline Drive in Metairie, Louisiana, as locals waited patiently for a hot meal made and served by the Virginia-based nonprofit Mercy Chefs. "It’s been insane," says Gary LeBlanc, the organization’s founder and CEO. "We’ve been serving about 20,000 meals a day for the last week, and every day we add another five hundred somehow." Between its thirteen mobile kitchens across the state in communities such as Hammond, LaPlace, Houma, Golden Meadow, Raceland, and Larose, the organization served 21,403 plates on Monday, topping the record-setting 18,000 meals served in a single day after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Link to Mercy Chefs
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2021 06:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Making America Great Again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2021 6:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Typical self-organizing Americans. Bless them for their grit and gumption.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/14/2021 13:57 Comments || Top||

#3  I've seen 1st hand the difference operations like this makes in such situations. Great work.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/14/2021 22:25 Comments || Top||


Portland names new bridge after Simpsons character Ned Flanders
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] Portland has honored iconic "Simpsons" character Ned Flanders by naming a brand new bridge after him. The bridge, serving pedestrian and cycling traffic, will be called the Ned Flanders Crossing.
Thereby demonstrating the level of seriousness the world has come to expect of Portland.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation wrote on Facebook that: "Today, it is hereby proclaimed that Flanders Crossing will be henceforth named NED FLANDERS CROSSING"

The plaque on the bridge shows Ned Flanders waving and smiling, saying "hi-diddly-ho, neighborinos!"

"Flanders Crossing, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge spanning Interstate 405, connects two iconic Portland neighborhoods — the Pearl District and the Northwest District — by reconstructing the historic street grid in Northwest Portland via NW Flanders Street."

The PBOT wrote that the crossing "honors the historic Flanders name, celebrates the Alphabet District's east-west street grid, and eases wayfinding for travelers in the area."

The PBOT claims that Ned Flanders is "a beloved cartoon character in modern cultural history," and that it was created by Portlander Matt Groening.

Groening was into the new bridge, the city said, noting that Portland has many unofficial streets and places named for Simpsons characters.
Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Beavis and Butthead Bridge would have been more appropriate.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/14/2021 4:54 Comments || Top||

#2  the only way a white male will be honored in Portland
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/14/2021 7:02 Comments || Top||

#3  How could Portland honor such a strict religious dogmatist?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:30 Comments || Top||

#4  How could Portland honor such a strict religious dogmatist?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:31 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Students in Massachusetts will be getting new bus drivers: US military personnel
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 10:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, the National Guard gets used to get past local government not being willing to pay reasonable money for labor. Sounds like forced labor to me.
(Although, I can see driving a school bus of middle schoolers as a combat deployment.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#2  I just want a couple DIs on the bus too. Watch those brats cry.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/14/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Drop the seniors off at the local recruiting depot.
Posted by: Greager Angeash7687 || 09/14/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  ..but, but I thought MA was a pro-union state?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Unionites won't visit the 'no go' zones.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 12:44 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm fine with this circus atmosphere; it'll make more students leave the 'public' education system.
Posted by: Raj || 09/14/2021 13:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Back when I was of school age, in NC senior students drove the busses.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Nationwide problem
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/14/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

#9  What are the ROE?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 23:36 Comments || Top||


Saved by the flag in Miami
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice save but don't expect the cat to be all that grateful.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/14/2021 12:41 Comments || Top||

#2  A man who picks up a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

- Mark Twain
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 12:53 Comments || Top||


Joe Biden approves disaster declaration for California as he prepares to survey wildfire damage
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] US President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. We get to suffer the consequences. So does Afghanistan, aka Biden's Bungle...
has approved a disaster declaration for Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, and will travel to Sacramento on Monday to survey the damage from recent wildfires, the White House said on Sunday.

More than 6,800 wildfires large and small have blackened an estimated 1.7 million acres (689,000 hectares) within California alone this season, stretching available firefighting forces and equipment dangerously thin.

The blazes have been stoked by extremely hot, dry conditions that experts say are symptomatic of climate change during a summer fire season shaping up as one of the most destructive on record.

"President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Caldor Fire beginning on August 14, 2021, and continuing", the White House said late on Sunday.

Biden said last week that wildfires, hurricanes, and floods were hitting every part of the United States, with more than 100 million Americans affected this summer alone, as he pressed for investments to boost infrastructure and fight global warming.

Biden made fighting climate change a key plank of his 2020 presidential campaign and a top priority of his administration, but some of his goals rely on getting the US Congress to pass multitrillion-dollar legislation on infrastructure and other priorities.

This month, Biden declared an emergency in California and ordered federal assistance to boost responders’ efforts to battle the Caldor fire.

"Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments", the White House said on Sunday.

The Caldor fire, burning since mid-August, is 65 percent contained. It has led to 5 injuries and damaged 81 residential, commercial, and other structures while destroying over a thousand such structures, according to authorities.

Southwesterly winds are forecast through most of the coming week which could fan the growth of fires in the West Zone, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said late on Sunday.
Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under:


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian Army introduces new B-19 armor vehicle during Zapad-21
[MilRu] During the drawing of practical actions of troops (forces) of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise (JSE) Zapad-2021 at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the latest B-19 infantry fighting vehicles with the Epokha combat module provided fire support to the defending units of the coalition group of troops on the main defensive line.

The armored group consisting of a BMP B-19 platoon was put into battle with the exit of the main forces of the conditional enemy to the front edge of the defense of the units of the military contingents of the armed forces of Belarus, India, Mongolia and Russia in order to increase the activity and stability of the defense during the conduct of hostilities for the retention of important borders, positions and areas.

The latest B-19 combat vehicle with the Epokha combat module is equipped with a 57-mm automatic cannon, Kornet launchers and a new Bulat guided missile system with small-sized missiles to destroy firing points and lightly armored enemy equipment.

A special feature of the information and control system of the armament of the combat module "Epokha" is the presence of a system for automated search, recognition of enemy objects, their support, preparation and issuance to the crew of the combat vehicle of proposals for the simultaneous or alternate use of two channels of fire damage.

More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds wonderful - does it actually work as advertised?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 2:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Send it to Syria and let's see how long it takes to break.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if it has aluminum armor and fuel tanks in the troop compartment?

Asking for a friend
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/14/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||


The bear roars: Vladimir Putin oversees huge military exercises within striking distance of Europe including beach invasion by the world's largest hovercraft and thousands of paratroopers
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Nasty Russkies - why can't they understand that they lost, and die quietly?!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 2:14 Comments || Top||

#2  ..cause the other Europeans are too scared to take up their own defense (against Putie or their Muslim invaders). I guess we know who's going to die quietly.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Until we secure our southern border with the failed state of Mexico, I could care less about Europe. They don't care about us.

It frustrates me that we could easily secure the border, but for whatever reason lack the political will to do so. Ole Donnie campaigned on and largely won the 2016 election on this issue...and then sat on his hands for the first two years of his admin and did nothing about it...only to chirp about it again after we lost Congress and the election season came back around.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/14/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #3: I know you've never been fond of the man, which is of course your privilege. I hope you are reveling in the alternative.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2021 8:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Real world doesn't consists of binary choices, Besoeker.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#6  2 candidates = binary choice. Unless you furriners have an alternative. This isn't your dysfunctional knesset
Posted by: Frank G || 09/14/2021 9:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Straw man argument Francis: just because somebody disapproves of Trump, doesn't mean they approve of Biden.

p.s. This isn't your dysfunctional knesset

Anybody told you that you argue like a 5 years old, Francis?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:16 Comments || Top||

#8  g(r)om, g(r)om, g(r)om....:-(
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#9  ^Draadtrekker
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#10  Tennessee,
Trump did more than any other president to reduce illegal immigration in to the US. Having said that, he didn't do enough and what he did was too easily undone. The 2 year delay was in the federal bureaucracy delaying his efforts.
Like Frank said, revel in the alternative.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/14/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||

#11  Then House Speaker Paul Ryan sat on his fucking hands for two years. If you're going to place blame, he's the main man.
Posted by: Raj || 09/14/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#12  Fuck Europe.

If they were serious about being afraid of Russia, they never would have built Nordstream 2.

Obviously it doesn't concern them. So why should we care?
Posted by: Blinky Pholuling8616 || 09/14/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||

#13  What Raj said. Trump's only mistake was underestimating how deep The Swamp is.

And I would admit one point for grom...however dysfunctional the Knesset is, our Congress can't be any better.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/14/2021 12:46 Comments || Top||


#15  "World's largest hovercraft" and a hell of a fine target.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/14/2021 13:46 Comments || Top||

#16  #4 Ref #3: I know you've never been fond of the man, which is of course your privilege. I hope you are reveling in the alternative.
Posted by: Besoeker


Like G said - this is a weak straw man argument.

I bought into Trump's political pitch that he was going to secure the southern border...and he didn't. Should have been job #1 day 1...in order to mitigate a clear and present danger...

FYSA - I was with a group of border agents the night Trump won and the party that ensued was crazy. We expected him to do what he said he was going to do.

Re: clear and present danger...
B - Let me clue you in - the stunning amount of cheap fentanyl, meth, and heroin pushed into the US from Mexico has a state sponsor...this is asymmetric warfare conducted against us with intent to destabilize just like the Klingons attempted to do to China via Afghan heroin...this is payback.

And the result...the fight is now here in the hills of Tennessee...a war fought by poor white men. A fight that I am in. Not over there - here.

And to all you believers in the one true president Trump...Trump is the reason we have the idiot Biden...you revel in that alternative.


Posted by: Tennessee || 09/14/2021 21:00 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
N. Korea Tests Long Range Cruise Missile Designed to Evade Defenses
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 03:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Point: All cruise missiles are designed to evade defenses. It's kinda the whole point.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 13:05 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus: City in Southeast China Seals Highway Entries and Exits
[Breitbart] Putian city in southeastern China’s Fujian province sealed off more than half of its highway entry and exit points on Sunday as part of an effort by municipal authorities to contain a new, local outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus, Reuters reported on Monday.

“Among a total of 20 highway entries and exits in the city, 12 have barred vehicles from entering or leaving,” according to the news agency.

Municipal authorities barred all 3.2 million residents of Putian from leaving the city starting September 12 except for reasons deemed “essential” by local government officials.

“In principle those in Putian should not leave the city and those who must leave must hold a negative nucleic acid certificate taken within 48 hours,” Putian’s anti-epidemic group stated in a September 12 press release.

Putian health officials first detected the city’s latest coronavirus outbreak on September 10 in a few school children who live and study in Xianyou, a county within the municipal region of Putian that is home to 900,000 people.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 03:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Historically known as Xinghua or Hing Hwa (興化), is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian province, China. Population, 3.2 million.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/14/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#2  I blame Fauci and Branch-Covidians
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#3  They're filming a movie: "Escape from Xinghua".
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||


Economy
One Of The Largest US Supermarket Chains Warns Inflation Is About To Impact More Americans
[ZERO] An executive of Kroger,
...headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio...
one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, warned grocery prices are about to become even higher this year as inflation sets in.

Inflation is running hotter than previously anticipated, and prices are slated to rise an additional 2 to 3 percent over the second half of 2021, Kroger CFO Gary Millerchip said during a call with reporters.

Kroger will be "passing along higher cost to the customer where it makes sense to do so," he said on Sept. 10.

The comment comes as the price for beef, poultry, and pork have risen at grocery stores in recent months, leading White House officials to blame meat processing companies.
"Just four large conglomerates control the majority of the market for each of these three products [beef, pork and poultry], and the data show that these companies have been raising prices while generating record profits during the pandemic," said National Economic Council Director Brian Deese at a press briefing on Sept. 8.

"Those companies have seen record or near-record profits in the first half of this year," Deese said, taking aim at JBS, Tyson Foods, Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., and the National Beef Packing Company. "And that has coincided with a period where we’ve seen disproportionate increase in prices in those segments."

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack claimed that some food companies may be price-gouging, although he noted that labor and transportation costs have risen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2021 02:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

ABOUT to?
Where have they been the last 6 months.

Who to blame?
The Socialcrats and a number of Foreign owned food producers growing/raising food items here in the USA for export.

eg. Smithfield Foods is a CCP owned company.


Why?

Some Quick Examples:

1.) Halting/Restricting US Oil production naturally causes Higher fuel prices. Higher fuel prices cause delivery costs to increase.

2.) Doubling Min Wage increases labor coss across the whole commercial food industry.

3.) Massive DEFICIT spending decreases the buying power for imported goods, thus raising costs.

A bonus answer... Logic says if you export massive amounts of anything, it reduces local inventories and availability. So even if local demand remains the same, it results in shortages and prices increases.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/14/2021 6:43 Comments || Top||

#2  ..all yes, but it also allows for (Soviet Central Planning) price controls. What politician doesn't want that? If you want to control every aspect of the proles lives, it's a given (along with shortages, black markets, et al).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#3  I am sure many foresaw the supply and logistical issues around the politically induced Scamdemic.

I am sure many decided to err on the side of caution and have been purchasing an extra week of canned goods every a month. Likely many started last year and got canned foods with best by dates of 2+ years out. To tide themselves over to the next election, when the USA has a very carefully monitored election against the Socialist-Democrats that clearly stole the last one.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/14/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Vendors I've talked to say higher prices on much less product they can deliver. 100 case order from Pepsi and you are delivered 25. Coke having problems as well as is Frito. This is not going away anytime soon.
Posted by: Dale || 09/14/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||


Inflation Expectations Increases - Bigly
[FoxBusiness] Americans' inflation fears hit another record in August as the price of consumer goods continued to surge, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey published Monday.

The median expectation is that the inflation rate will be up 5.2% one year from now, the 10th monthly consecutive increase and another new high for the gauge, and up 4% three years from now, the highest level since August 2013, according to the New York Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Expectations.
In a few months we might be calling for Sec of Treasury Yellin's resignation. Actually we should be doing so already. Also Rouse and Bernstein at the Counsel of Economic Advisors and Young at OMB and Powell at the Federal Reserve Board
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You know the Fed was established to end the cycle of crashes in the 19th century. Since then they've sat over a couple depressions (per the 1930's metrics) and several crashes (to include the one about to come). Put it on the block of agencies and departments to cut when we get around to the 2d republic.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, Biden's gotta tax poor people somehow.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/14/2021 12:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Around here the biggest price increases are for housing, as people flee the Dallas Metroplex. Also cars (& trucks), new or used. Other stuff is up, of course, but not shockingly.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||

#4  The median expectation is that the inflation rate will be up 5.2% one year from now, the 10th monthly consecutive increase and another new high for the gauge, and up 4% three years from now

The author or government is smoking some powerful shit. The Feds are spend $2 for every $1 it takes in as taxes. The Federal budget deficit is running at 15% of GDP and expect inflation to be only 5%?
Posted by: Greager Angeash7687 || 09/14/2021 14:29 Comments || Top||

#5  As the various "non-partisan" government bodies become politicized...
Heh™ I'm not buying their "lo-ball projection" either
Posted by: magpie || 09/14/2021 18:36 Comments || Top||


Elon Musk dodges ban on direct sales in New Mexico as Tesla sets up center in defunct casino on tribal land where customers can buy cars without going through third-party dealers
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wonder if he's in talk with the Sandia and Isleta reservations that respectively border north and south of the biggest city/market in New Mexico.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Out to take that nationwide to other tribal areas. Dealerships own the legislatures when it comes to government protection rackets.
Posted by: Chealing Chomotle4158 || 09/14/2021 13:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Tesla Pride -
"You can find your
New Mexico Tesla Outlet,
Just Look for Our Big Tent"
Posted by: Hupoluting Tingle3166 || 09/14/2021 14:03 Comments || Top||


Europe
Watch: Latvian Army Conducts Shooting Drills In Busy Streets
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 03:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yikes!
Posted by: Nguard || 09/14/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Rehearsing for the upcoming 'Weekend in Chicago' fest?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Nope. It's what used to be called bear-baiting.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  And 200,000 Russian troops exercising on the border is what?
Posted by: Greager Angeash7687 || 09/14/2021 14:23 Comments || Top||


#6  This is Latvia we are talking about. Please shift focus 4000 miles east.

Grom, would you like to see Belarus reabsorbed into Russia? If not, then why would Latvians, who hate the Russians much more?
Posted by: Greager Angeash7687 || 09/14/2021 19:33 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Israeli NSO exploits new Apple iPhone software vulnerability; affects most versions, researchers say
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 03:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can't help but think this hack is nothing more than Apple getting people to download an update to enable them to scan your images.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/14/2021 13:53 Comments || Top||

#2  As I recall Apple has backed off from the Image Scanning plan.

At least for now...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/14/2021 19:13 Comments || Top||


The J&J conundrum
h/t HotAir
But many J.&J. recipients are less interested in receiving a second J.&J. shot than a follow-up shot with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. They know that J.&J. seems less effective than other vaccines, and some J.&J. recipients have been frightened by reports of a very rare but serious blood clot.

Notably, numerous doctors and some prominent experts who themselves received the J.&J. vaccine have chosen to receive a follow-up Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. The list includes Bill Enright, a biotechnology C.E.O.; Zoë McLaren, a health economist; and Angela Rasmussen, a prominent virologist. The city of San Francisco also began offering a Moderna or Pfizer booster shot to J.&J. recipients about a month ago...

During a podcast interview this summer, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the C.D.C., declined to discourage J.&J. recipients from seeking out a Moderna or Pfizer shot. She said there was not enough data to be sure about the benefits and risks. But when Andy Slavitt, the podcast host and a former Biden adviser, asked her whether she would describe it as a "huge mistake," Walensky replied, "Not with what I’ve seen so far."

From the head of a notoriously cautious agency, that was a remarkable and telling statement.
mRNA vaccines are, probably, the safest (and most effective - due to gradual release of antigen) vaccines ever produced.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 02:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have had no issues with the J&J vaccine. I'd be more concerned about mix n match problems. But that's just me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  It's the same antigen end product, MM
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#3  ...and the same RNA - they just get different ways to get it into the system.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  I like how incredibly complex interactions that have not even been studied in vivo yet can be dismissed as "no worries." See - Castle Bravo test.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Jeez MM, you take booster 6 months after the initial - by that time there isn't even a memory of the original shot left (that's why you need a booster)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ prove it
Posted by: Warthog || 09/14/2021 9:53 Comments || Top||

#7  g(R) it is not the same mrna. J&J uses a weakened virus to deliver the antigen. The others use a synthetic uricil which doesn't get cut apart by the normal enzymes that degrade natural mrna.
Posted by: rammer || 09/14/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#8  ^Here you are wart 35 Years of Research Into Coronavirus Infections Show Long-Term Immunity Is Unlikely
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#9  rammer, rammer, rammer.
J&J has an "artificial" virus containing Covid spike protein's mRNA.
mRNA vaccines do the same thing via lipid vesicle
(with proteins that mediate non-destructive entry of these vesicles into cells).

Now, just think - if it was different RNA, then it would result in different protein = different immune response.

Think of it as delivering the same type of cargo by train or by truck.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

#10  So grom, having had covid and then 5 months later the J&J vaccine, what is the procedure? Start over with Pfizer series, take Pfizer booster, (is there a J&J booster?), I don't know.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:12 Comments || Top||

#11  no, g(r) the mrna in the vaccines is a synthetic uricil. Your body has a dozen enzymes to degrade mrna in your extracellular spaces. These mrna vaccines deliberately change the uricil to be indestructible in your body. It makes the same protein, but it doesn't degrade like your body would otherwise destroy it.

We have evolved to destroy extracellular mrna. That was for a reason, and highly conserved.

Posted by: rammer || 09/14/2021 20:28 Comments || Top||

#12  The mrna in the J&J vaccine is natural and would be destroyed in extracellular spaces by your body's enzymes.
Posted by: rammer || 09/14/2021 20:39 Comments || Top||

#13  g(r)you are, in my opinion, a advocate for the pharmaceuticals. I will remember this.
Posted by: rammer || 09/14/2021 21:08 Comments || Top||


Ig Nobel Prizes 2021: Nose-unblocking orgasms, upside-down rhinos win top honors
Because just now we need something a little fun.
[DW] The Ig Nobel awards were an online affair this year, lauding research on beards that protect your face from punches, forms of cat-human communication, and the idea that sex can help clear your sinuses — if done well.

Science is not just for the serious. The celebrated and financially lucrative Nobel Prize Awards will be here next month — but already released are the Ig Nobel Prizes, which acknowledge offbeat, quirky and weird research that often gets overlooked.

This year, the prize for medicine went to Germany-based Olcay Cem Bulut and his group of researchers, who found that sex with an orgasm can help decongest your nose. The study tested 18 couples, and found improved breathing for up to 60 minutes after orgasm.
due to the snoring?
PROTECTIVE BEARDS AND UPSIDE-DOWN RHINOS
The "peace" category was won by the University of Utah's Ethan Beseris, Steven Naleway and David Carrier, who discovered that beards serve the function of protecting human faces, and are not just for aesthetics. They used a fiber epoxy composite to simulate human bone, and sheep skin as a substitute for human skin, while fleece replaced beard.

"If the same is true for human facial hair, then having a full beard may help protect vulnerable regions of the facial skeleton from damaging strikes, such as the jaw," recent graduate Beseris said.

Another striking winner was wildlife veterinarian Robin Radcliffe, whose research showed that airlifting rhinos upside down by their legs was much better for their health than transporting them on their side. "The thing I love about wildlife veterinarians is you guys have to really think on your feet and think outside the box," he said.

Scientists who studied bacteria in chewing gum stuck to the pavement, and cockroach controlling techniques on submarines also bagged awards. The biology prize winner was Susanne Schötz, author of "The Secret Language of Cats," who studied "purring, chirping, chattering, trilling, tweedling, murmuring, meowing, moaning, squeaking, hissing, yowling, howling, growling" and other cat-human communication.

The ceremony, which is usually housed at the Sanders theater at Harvard University, was an online affair this time. Winners received a paper trophy to assemble themselves, and a counterfeit Zim-bob-wean $10 trillion note.

Marc Abrahams, master of ceremonies and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine, which organizes the event, said: "If you didn't win an Ig Nobel prize this year, and especially if you did, better luck next year."

A German scientist was awarded an Ig Nobel prize for discovering that holding a pen in your mouth does not bring joy. Other winners proved that one testicle is warmer than the other and that banknotes spread disease.


The 31st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony 2021 from Annals of Improbable Research on Vimeo.



Posted by: trailing wife || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The study tested 18 couples, and found improved breathing for up to 60 minutes after orgasm.

Thinking outside the box
Posted by: Warthog || 09/14/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  I used to read the 'Journal of Irreproducible Research' which I believe was the forerunner of the Ig Nobel prizes.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/14/2021 14:21 Comments || Top||


Russia’s space chief, Dmitry Rogozin, has persistently asked Elon Musk to visit him this fall.
[AresTechnica] The leader of Russia's space program is desperate to have Elon Musk visit him. On multiple occasions, Dmitry Rogozin has invited the founder of SpaceX to come to Kazakhstan for the October 5 launch of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying three Russians to the International Space Station.

More recently, during an interview on CNN, Rogozin gained a fair amount of publicity when he invited Musk to visit his home in Russia.

"We respect him as an organizer of the space industry and as an inventor who is not afraid to take risks," Rogozin said. Musk was welcomed "to be a guest of my family" and discuss "exploring the universe, extraterrestrial life, and how we can use space to preserve life on Earth."

"I already set the teakettle on heat," he added.

In a response on Twitter, Musk was noncommittal. It is a fool's errand to try to predict the actions of Elon Musk, but given his understandable security concerns, it's difficult to see the billionaire visiting Rogozin in Russia or attending the launch in Kazakhstan.

One might even read an ominous intent in Rogozin's invitation. The "teakettle" comment recalls the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer who in 2000 fled to the United Kingdom after becoming critical of Vladimir Putin's rise to power. Six years after leaving Russia, Litvinenko was poisoned by drinking tea laced with polonium. He died three weeks later, and Western intelligence services eventually concluded that the poisoning was conducted by Russian agents acting under the approval of Putin.

So Musk is probably not going to Russia. And he is probably not going to drink tea with Dmitry Rogozin. But it's nonetheless worthwhile to try to understand Rogozin's motivations for reaching out to Musk in this way.
See link for rest of story.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's hard to see what Musk would have to gain by going there.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

#2  But in the larger scheme of things, I'd think that much more of him if he went and had the meeting.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 14:16 Comments || Top||

#3  had the meeting

Invite Rogozin to Texas. Maybe he'll decide to defect.
Posted by: Greager Angeash7687 || 09/14/2021 14:38 Comments || Top||


The return of the woolly mammoth! Ice Age species could be brought back from extinction to fight CLIMATE CHANGE as scientists raise $15m to grow embryos in the lab using DNA from a 42,000-year old carcass
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Aren’t wooliy mammoths ice age creatures?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I seen dis movie before; it does not end well...
Posted by: Raj || 09/14/2021 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  The program — not the first to imagine mammoth 'de-extinction' — is being pitched as a way to help conserve Asian elephants by tweaking them to suit life in the Arctic.

The team also claimed that introducing the hybrids into the Arctic steppe might help restore the degraded habitat and fight some of the impacts of climate change.


Can't get no funding if you can't fight climate change.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/14/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  But will Safari Club International be able to auction off a spears only mammoth hunt at their banquets every year?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/14/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Four foot long spears, fire hardened wood tips. Forty armed people to a party. Sell tickets of the video.
Posted by: Don Vito Darling of the Poles3083 || 09/14/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  I was actually hoping for foam rubber tipped spears.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Mammoth poop solves Climate Change? Who knew?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/14/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Russia major exporter of ivory?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Forget Mammoths. I want a 6" tall fire breathing T-Rex.
Posted by: Angstrom || 09/14/2021 10:22 Comments || Top||

#9  "tweaking them to suit life in the Arctic"
So they can be hunted by the vanishing polar bear?
Wait, I thought gerbil worming was going to destroy the polar...
I'm so confused.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/14/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#10  Maybe they fart less than cows.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#11  N'komo, bring up the Rigby, quickly man!
Posted by: Cesare || 09/14/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#12  And they'll catch some form of disease that current wildlife have some form of resistance to, having been exposed to it for 35,000 years or so.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/14/2021 14:03 Comments || Top||

#13  Bring it on
Wooly Mammoth Suits
for Everyone.

Posted by: Hupoluting Tingle3166 || 09/14/2021 14:14 Comments || Top||

#14  Why not go all in and make them wildly carnivorous lovers of man-flesh.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/14/2021 18:56 Comments || Top||

#15  That what I was thinking. They would last perhaps a week in the wild and then die from the common cold or something.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/14/2021 19:08 Comments || Top||

#16  #4 - Where will we find spear chuckers in Siberia?

*ducks*
Posted by: Frank G || 09/14/2021 20:49 Comments || Top||

#17  If they can pull it off, the Endangered Species Act is suddenly made irrelevant. Get the samples now and bring back later.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2021 20:52 Comments || Top||

#18  Where will we find spear chuckers in Siberia?

Heh. As I understand it, the mammoth hunters used thick stabbing spears, tipped with a flint point. Freshly flaked flint is as sharp as a razor. If you have never seen a big Clovis point, they are a thing of beauty.

The only mammoth I've ever been near was stuffed, but it seems to me that walking up to something that big and poking it with a stick is a fairly ballsy move. Bring a bunch of friends, if only to drag your trampled carcass back to camp.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/14/2021 21:27 Comments || Top||

#19  Nah, if we're hunting mammoths, I want a Ma Deuce.

You can use spears if you want, I'll sitting with Ma, waiting.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/14/2021 22:41 Comments || Top||

#20  I seen dis movie before; it does not end well...

I think there was a sluggy freelance storyline about this, it went about like you'd expect.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/14/2021 22:57 Comments || Top||



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