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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI takes down ENTIRE leadership of the Colombo crime family
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Sweeping indictment Tuesday charges nine member of Colombo crime family

  • Street boss Andrew Russo, underboss Benjamin Castellazzo and consigliere Ralph DiMatteo were among those charged in the complex schemes

  • Another of those arrested, John 'Maniac' Ragano, is Bonanno family soldier

  • Indictment alleges a shakedown scheme to take over a Queens labor union

  • Mobsters used threats to divert union and healthcare funds, prosecutors say

  • Colombo family is one of the five families that control mob activity in NYC
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's impossible, we were reliably informed by the Famous But Incompetent some 40 odd years ago that they had broken the back of the Five Families.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/15/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#2  The Colombo traces its roots to the Profaci bootleggers family formed in 1928. Thus its nearing a century in operation. The Profaci ruled the mob until the late 1950s, when an internal struggle involved its greediest. The "family" was reunited in the early 1960s under Joseph Colombo. After sixty years the claim (probably made by FBI propagandists) that the ENTIRE Colombo leadership was "taken down" really remains to be seen.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/15/2021 10:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow! The FBI & DoJ going after actual criminals. I bet all the goverment guys on this get retired after this because they're obviously old school.
(Personally, I'm shocked to hear that there was a labor union in Queens available to be took over.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/15/2021 10:22 Comments || Top||

#4  "I'll take 'Headlines From Thirty-Something Years Ago' for $600, Alex..."
Posted by: Raj || 09/15/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Huh, noone's done a "Just one more thing..." joke yet.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/15/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#6  They can take down an entire crime family (and how big would that be at this point?) but can't seem to get the 30 yr. old ANTIFA goons that live in Mom's basement? Wonder why?
Posted by: Warthog || 09/15/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#7  So the FBI "Again" ☺ has broken a Drug families.
Let's say they actually did COMPLETELY clean house this time.

I wonder which of the other Cartels will take up the slack?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||

#8  In truth their check to the DNC bounced
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/15/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Or a bit too disagreeable with the current policies.

Its DM, and we know who they like to punch at.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/15/2021 14:09 Comments || Top||

#10  Guess that's why they didn't care about the gymnasts.

Now they have a scapegoat.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

#11  But I guess they think child molesters are OK.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/15/2021 18:33 Comments || Top||

#12  ↑↑↑ The timing is rather suspect...
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/15/2021 18:41 Comments || Top||

Comedian and Saturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald dies at age 61 after privately battling cancer for nine years
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 5:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Why MacDonald was fired from SNL:

Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/15/2021 14:09 Comments || Top||

#3  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6pCH_Ab6SIE
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 16:59 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Facebook KNOWS Instagram is toxic for young girls
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Leaked internal research reports reveal one in three girls blamed the app for body image issues getting worse and 6% said they wanted to kill themselves because of it
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Where's my femto-violin?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2021 6:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Almost seems like it was planned, doesn't it..
Addictive features = trillion-dollar business

These bastards are worse than Big Tobacco
Posted by: Thert Gray9205 || 09/15/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#4  And where are the parents in all this?
Why do they allow their kids to surf or intercact with Instagram without supervision or time limits?

These body issues wouldn't be a problem with parents, ya know raised their kids instead of factbook and bitchslapped Zuckerberg and his minions for pushing this nonesense
Posted by: Tiny Barnsmell3074 || 09/15/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  The problem with that is that FacistBook and the others often don't give the parents tools to filter their children's access outside of banning the entire site (I know... not bad...). The only thing a parent can do is ban Instagram entirely.
I typically don't allow my young kids access to YouTube or Facebook or any of the other social media sites. I would *love* to have them able to converse with their friends via social media or share videos but I would have to open it up entirely - and I do not like what the perverts at FacistBook, Goole/Youtube/etc consider 'acceptable for young viewers'. Not at all.
And they somewhat suffer for it :(.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/15/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#6  So a good parent would say "This is as bad for you as crack. I don't care if you hate me for not letting you have it."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 12:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Every stage of a successful life involves controlled deprivation from stuff everyone wants. Attention when you are young. Who loves that kid who always needs to be the center of attention? Too many distractions when you are a young adult transitioning to hopefully self-sufficient adulthood. Neither too dominant or submissive in your adult relationships. Not too much food or booze and please no ciggies or drugs. Hopefully well enough set in your later years to take care of yourself or be cared for. All involve not being completely addicted to a screen that sucks your time and attention and gives nothing back.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Good thing we didn't just lock our kids in their rooms for 18 months with nothing to do but computerize.

Yes, a parenting issue. A side effect of an adult wanting to be their kid's best friend, or more likely, single mom issues.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/15/2021 13:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Agreed. Parenting is *NOT* to be your kids best friend.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/15/2021 18:01 Comments || Top||

#10  I was born in 1961. When I was seven, our television broke. When I was seventeen, my baby brother bought a 13” black and white tv with his bar mitzvah money, and shared it with the family. I went straight from Lassie, Gentle Ben, and that animal thing to Soap and Saturday Night Live. As a result, I have never been quite connected to the culture of my age mates, or of Americans in general. It’s not just cussing that Mr, Wife has to translate for me — there are lots of cultural touchstones I’m unaware of, even yet. We did read voraciously, that thing everyone claims to want, and had time for all sorts of hobbies and activities, but not being connected matters.

There are seriously good reasons to deny this generation of kids time on Facebook, etc, but doing so will result in disconnecting those kids from their peers in important ways.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 19:28 Comments || Top||

#11  Same, same you sweet young thing.
Telly went out and encyclopedia book reports came in. Also a mobile library would come about weekly.
Both assigned and reading of choice.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 20:32 Comments || Top||

#12  As a kid I did not like what most of the other kids were doing. My senior year I was not in the senior play that all seniors traditionally were in. After it ewas over that ight the teacher over the play walked into the convenience store and said next year I would be in the play. I informed I am a senior. She could not believe I was so "independent".

I relished my independence from the social norms.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/15/2021 21:05 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Beleaguered 545ft Millennium Tower in SF has $100M work to fix 22-inch lean HALTED after 'repair holes were drilled too big' and skyscraper tilted even more - but officials insist it is still safe for well-heeled residents
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Warren Zevon said it in Desperados Under the Eaves:
And if California slides into the ocean,
Like the mystics and statistics say it will.
I predict this motel will be standing,
Until I pay my bill.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 8:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder how much Aluminum is in there?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

#3  The holes for the piles were allegedly drilled too big, causing soil underneath the building to shift to fill the newly-drilled voids, making its lean even more pronounced

This is Journolist-Stoopid. Either the soil is stable or you steel-case the pile excavations to prevent sloughing. One method (non-cased) involves skin friction and end-bearing to develop resistance and the other (cased) depends on end-bearing only. This building was already on piles from the original construction/design. Just wait til the glass starts popping out...
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2021 10:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Forget it Frank, it's Chinatown The Fly Ash Anti-Carbon Conservation Corps.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/15/2021 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  So, Frank, your Gender Studies degree is finally paying off?
Posted by: Matt || 09/15/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#6  ;-)
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2021 12:46 Comments || Top||

#7  So, I was sitting in a school that had some construction "issues" discussing the issues with a structural engineer and a few others. The engineer scribbles a few calculations literally on the back of an envelope. Then he looks up and says: "We have to leave. Now."
Posted by: Matt || 09/15/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Wasn't it the John Hancock building (or some other) in Boston where the windows kept popping out? Seems the wind was creating a vacuum that sucked the glass out or something.
Allegedly, they called in professors from MIT who concluded that the only way to solve the problem was to rotate the building by 15 or 20 degrees.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/15/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Recently seeing the building in Surfside Florida collapse I don't know how safe I'd feel. Learning this building is sinking possibly another 30 inches wow. Also what will happen during the next earthquake.
San Francisco if I remember correctly has seismic standards due to the earthquakes there, I wonder how this plays into the construction.
Posted by: Jan || 09/15/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Then he looks up and says: "We have to leave. Now."

Terrifying. What happened next, Matt?
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 19:30 Comments || Top||

#11  It's as safe as anyplace else in SF. Til it isn't.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/15/2021 20:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Til it isn't.

Slowly at first, then all at once.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/15/2021 21:05 Comments || Top||

A British diver spots the world’s largest jellyfish, which can sting up to 150 people at the same time
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If 150 idiots swim into the tentacles, they deserve to be stung
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2021 12:17 Comments || Top||

#2  If you are swimming on the English coast, you are a tough or stupid bloke.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Far-Left Atlantic Admits Coronavirus Hospitalizations Misleading: Roughly Half Not Due to Infection or Severe Illness
[Breitbart] The far-left Atlantic, owned by leftist billionaire and widow of Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs, admitted in a Monday piece the dramatic reporting on coronavirus hospitalizations may be misleading, given it does not account for the severity of the illness of those hospitalized, nor does it specifically identify if individuals are actually hospitalized for another reason.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thus becoming a crackpot dubious source to all Covidian True Believers™
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Then again there are the results of the blood bank surveys. Apparently the virus is twice as infectious as previously thought so that 99.+ survival rate becomes...CDC numbers, not mine.

Alternately, the simple minded idea that if you get it, you surely die(!). If you don't get vaccinated you absolutely get it and again YOU DIE(!). But if you do get vaccinated you must live in mortal fear of anybody who is not.

Follow the science, I say. Yeah, straight to the post office.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/15/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

Example of the Media being the Lefts Salesman and caught lying to make the sale.

In this case, PUSHING the panic for Vaccinations. While falsely blaming and slandering persons that have decided not to get VAX'd yet as the reason.

I wonder how many others read and quoted these deliberate misleading lies?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  The local news outlets see see to be drinking the koolaid.
Vax or die every morning and night for the first 10 minutes of the broadcast.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 09/15/2021 15:21 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Dramatic bodycam video shows firefighters running into flames to rescue a little girl as fierce blaze devours Kansas apartment building
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Brave bastards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 6:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Amazing. Been in this line of work for 25 years bravest civilians I know. My son of course as a US Army Ranger takes the cake so I am partial to him.
Posted by: Rightwing || 09/15/2021 7:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Burning room with trapped smoke is a good time.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/15/2021 13:56 Comments || Top||

Remember Anti-FArt and BLOM both block firefighters and Ambulances fron getting the emergency scene to save lives.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 15:13 Comments || Top||

Arizona becomes first state to sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate: State AG says it is unfair because illegal immigrants aren't required to get shots
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:

#1  State AG says it is unfair because illegal immigrants aren't required to get shots

Is that Biden's Admin. secret plan to deal with illegal immigration?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2021 2:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Or congress, or their staff, or the Post Office, or the Executive, or celebrities, name any...
Posted by: Cesare || 09/15/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  "I could drive a dozen trucks through this..."

- Jimmy McGill
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Remains of dozens of victims of the war recovered in Donetsk
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Rusvesna] Experts of the interdepartmental commission on the search for missing persons found and removed from the mass grave in Snezhnoye the remains of 28 people. This was reported today by the office of the DPR ombudsman, chairman of the commission, Daria Morozova.

"Yesterday, September 13, during the next stage of search work on the territory of the Ovsyanoye cemetery in Snezhnoye, the remains of seven people were recovered from unmarked graves.
Snezhnoye is about 40 miles due east of Donetsk city.
Recall that the search group of the interdepartmental commission has been exploring this location since August 18. During this time, the remains of 28 people were discovered and raised to the surface. They were sent to the Republican Bureau of the SME for conducting forensic investigations, ”the office said.

They added that in parallel, work is underway to identify the relatives of the victims.

"This is important for further identification of the victims. But it is already obvious that we are talking about civilians, as evidenced by the surviving items of civilian clothing," the office stressed.

The exhumation on the territory of the Snezhnyanskoye cemetery will continue.
Posted by: badanov || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under:

Almost 16 million hryvnia raised for the restoration of the church in Kiev
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Korrespondent] Money for the rescue of the Church of St. Nicholas continues to flow. Work can begin as early as mid-October.

For the restoration of the Church of St. Nicholas in Kiev, which suffered from a fire, 15.7 million hryvnias (USD $591,600.32) have already been collected. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.

"The first meeting of the working group on public control over the progress of emergency restoration work in the Church of St. Nicholas took place," the message says.

Minister of Culture and Information Policy Alexander Tkachenko said that the State Emergency Service had drawn up a preliminary conclusion on the emergency condition of the building.

After the conclusion of the State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies, an examination of the emergency condition of the building will be carried out. It will become the basis for the preparation of design estimates.

According to preliminary data, work in the church will begin in mid-October.

Burnt-out church in Kiev: photo report

Earlier, the Ministry of Culture named the amount needed to restore the burning church.
(USD $2,846,951.05)

Posted by: badanov || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under:

Russian Foreign Ministry confirms US interference in Russian elections
[TASS] Media reports claiming that Moscow is in possession of a large amount of evidence regarding the intervention of US intelligence agencies and IT companies in the Russian elections is correct, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday.

"The information, reported in the Kommersant article is true," the diplomat noted.

On Tuesday, the Kommersant newspaper reported, citing a diplomatic source, that Russia has a ‘colossal amount’ of unreleased information regarding US intervention in the Russian elections.
Couldn't find the report. Sorry.
Earlier, Zakharova pointed out that, according to the Russian national IT watchdog, IP addresses, associated with the ‘Smart Vote’ app technical support are mostly located in the US, adding that its developers have connections to the Pentagon.
Russian nationwide legislative elections (Russian Duma) will take place on September 19th.
Posted by: badanov || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under:

North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles; Japan's Suga rips test as 'absolutely outrageous'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 05:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#3  Our enemies are getting frisky.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/15/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Biden's let them off the leash.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 16:27 Comments || Top||

Big Meat hits back at Biden administration for blaming inflation on industry
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 05:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under:

#2  F---ing liars.
Price of everything is soaring - gas, food, housing, meat-produce-dairy-packaged foods, sugar, lumber, steel, aluminum and every other base metal ... and these assholes are still pretending it's a temporary "blip."
Posted by: Phomosh Henbane9181 || 09/15/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

Everything is going up, or in short supply.
Part of it is the way the Biden Admin handled their Over-hyped Covid-19/21. An the Socialcrats general lack of understanding how the US Economy works, or their underlying agenda to screw it up.

Then add Profits = Bonuses for CF-CEO's, Regional and Store Mgr., and you have a perfect scenario to screw the customer.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Aluminum prices soar in new construction headache
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#5  I think it was like 6-8 months ago my neighbor was whining about scrap prices being in the basement. I said "just wait..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Kind of makes a person wish they'd held onto their Clunker. Spare parts are all gone as it was the best choice to repair instead of replace when the Covid measures demolished the production to purchase chain.

Sheet Mahn, can't find a single purchase bottle of sweetened and unsweetened iced tea.

To go out and blame the food producers was an absolute dick move, and you end up with bobbleheads saying crap like Big Meat when it is an across the board agriculture problem starting with spare parts and planting essentials. Oh, "Big Meat" will be fine, what you will see suffer are the small and medium producers, with the small producers, who by the way do the neat artisan things, getting shorted out.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/15/2021 13:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Alternate headline:

"Covid measures reduce food production efficiency by 25%. Government blames food producers for shortages, higher prices."

Suggests more government.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/15/2021 13:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Politicians don't understand how fragile the economy is. Covidians moreso.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 13:42 Comments || Top||

#9  They lack the intellectual curiosity and capacity to understand how the pen in their hand got there.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/15/2021 14:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Spare parts are all gone

Know 3 hayers [men that cut and bale cattle feed hay] that are down. Tractors, cutters, balers can't find parts or their mechanics are buried in other repairs from the spring cutting.

The upside for them, they underbid the cost of diesel. Now they aren't burning any.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 16:32 Comments || Top||

#11  Cost of hay went way up. Deisel went up. Bailing twine went up so hay went up. It's not hard to figure out.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/15/2021 16:48 Comments || Top||

#12  The Covid lockdown, which played havoc at the production end, and the massive move to shopping online that resulted from the shutdown, was part of it. Then President Biden squeezed domestic oil, leading to higher oil prices that drove up the cost of everything shipped from producer to consumer, and the result was guaranteed. Finally, the huge deficit spending bills added serious inflation to the mix. and here we are.

Thank goodness it looks like neither the proposed $3.5 trillion bill nor the proposed $1.? trillion bill will survive in the Senate, and possibly not in the House as well. And with more continuing to work from home for the next year or more, retail gasoline consumption — and car/truck purchases — will be reduced, while used cars will become more available as those working from home realize that for probably the next year they’ll need at least one car less than they’re currently supporting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 18:49 Comments || Top||

Great White North
The moment Justin Trudeau hurls abuse at heckler who called his wife 'a wh*re' and tells him: 'Isn't there a hospital you should be going to bother?' as he slumps in Canadian election polls
More Trudeau slumping, courtesy of badanov. Here’s hoping Canadian voters are clever enough to throw this particular bum out so hard he bounces:
Canadian schools under fire for book burning in 2019

by Mitchell Van Homrigh

[NewsAustralia] A controversial reconciliation idea that saw students at a school in Canada burn 4700 books is now playing out in the country’s federal election campaign.

Canada is currently gearing up to vote, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempting to keep office. And the topic of reconciliation between Indigenous Canadians and white settlers is taking centre stage.

On Tuesday, it was reported in Canadian media that in 2019 a “flame purification ceremony” was held by the French language school board Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, which oversees elementary and secondary schools in southwestern Ontario.

This involved destroying thousands of books.

In total, more than 4,700 books were removed from library shelves at 30 schools across the school board, and they have since been destroyed or are in the process of being recycled.

Books were burned if they had elements of racism, discrimination and stereotypes.

Some of these included Tintin and Asterisk books.

Tintin in America was removed for its “negative portrayal of Indigenous peoples and offending Aboriginal representation in the drawings”.

The ashes are being used as fertiliser to plant trees.
Isn't that precious! No word if the inks and chemicals used are toxic to plant life.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was not up to non-Indigenous people “to tell Indigenous people how they should feel or act to advance reconciliation”.

“On a personal level, I would never agree to the burning of books,” he said.

The Canadian leader is now being slammed for a “weak response”, reports The Week.

Meanwhile, Mr Trudeau’s main opponent in the prime ministerial race, Conservative candidate Erin O’Toole, slammed the book burning.

“A Conservative government will be committed to reconciliation. But the road to reconciliation does not mean tearing down Canada. I strongly condemn the burning of books,” he said.

It comes as earlier this year, more than 1000 unmarked graves were discovered at former residential schools, where Indigenous children were forcibly assimilated into white society in a practice that began in 1867 and didn’t end until 1996.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Has there been an honorable political spouse since maybe Ladybird Johnson? And, no, don't you dare bring up either Boosh wife. They both wrote the first chapters of the "I have my husband's back while he stabs you stupid voters proles in the back" book.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 9:59 Comments || Top||

Anti-vaxx leader's COVID death could have been avoided, says brother
[JPost] - The brother of Hai Shaulian, an Israeli activist against vaccines who died from COVID-19 on Monday, said Hai's death could have been avoided if he had gotten the jab.

In an interview given to N12 on Tuesday, Avi Shaulian mourned the death of his brother who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

"He could have seen his kids get married, his grandchildren get married," Avi said of Hai. "He was too stubborn," he added.

...When asked whether he tried to convince his brother to get vaccinated, Shaulian said he "tried to convince him...there was no way to change his mind."

"He refused to be ventilated," said Shaulian. "Until the very last day, he believed his way was the right way. We tried explaining it to him in the countless arguments we have had."
In a video uploaded to social media by Hai Shaulian while he was hospitalized at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, he claimed "the Jerusalem police tried to poison" him.

Hai then called on his followers on social media not to get vaccinated against the virus under the headline: "There is no epidemic - the vaccine is unnecessary and dangerous."

Rather die than admit he was wrong.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2021 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

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COVID booster shot side effects? Israeli health fund survey explains
[JPost] - More than 2.9 million Israelis have elected to get a third shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. One health fund, Maccabi Health Services, has released a report of the side effects that some of its clients experienced after the shot.

In a survey published Monday of 9,222 individuals over the age of 18 (41% men and 59% women), the health fund showed that while the majority of people experienced some side effects from the vaccine, none of them were life-threatening and they usually went away within one to three days.

The survey was taken between September 3 and 6, 2021.

Yet in USA thousands of people die every day from the side effects of the Jab. How's that possible?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2021 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Got my 2 Pfizer in Feb-Mar, got a booster in Aug.
No nothing with any of them.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 5:43 Comments || Top||

#2  ^No horns, tail, desire to drink human blood?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2021 6:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Thirsty, but that might be August.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Pleased they survived the first, second and third injection. Will the vax work after three? What level of immunity to c19 will they have? Will they still require more boosters? Will a semiannual c19 shot be mandated for a virus as deadly as the flu?
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/15/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Will a semiannual c19 shot be mandated for a virus as deadly as the flu?

Of course, I also get two flu shots.
One in August from last winter's formulation and one in November built from the new Australian strain.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

Many of us currently NOT getting the VAX are NOT Anti-VAX'ers.
Many of us are Wait & See regarding the Long Term results against of this man-made BIO-WARFARE engineered Virus.

I think we'll all agree the CDC/NIH and Fed's position has been a moving target and has been anything but constant in their VAX effectiveness, warnings, handling, treatments, statements and infection data.

We know that those that said early on in 2020 that the C-19 already had multiple strains (A-B-C and now D+) like the FLU Virus. Pondered if it would require different or additional VAX's to addresses new strains were ridiculed initially. But with the D strain were found semi-right.

We know the protection / effectiveness of mRNA based Vax's wears off after 5+ months.

There are many more.
But the point is; too many times those voicing concerns were called fools, idiots and conspiracy nuts. But they have had their share of dead on calling it correctly. Almost as much as the CDC/NIH.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#9  I am unaware of any mandated flu shots.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 09/15/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#10  Yet in USA thousands of people die every day from the side effects of the Jab. How's that possible?

Source please...

Without attribution/corroboration the assertion above is funny since I can't name one single person that even had what could be considered even moderate side effects from the vaccine much less someone that died from it. But, I can name two relatives and two friends that died from Covid. So tell me, how is that possible?

Reading through this blog's reader responses and opposition to the vaccine indicates some serious paralysis by analysis. It appears that waiting for “Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien”...the perfect is the enemy of the good.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/15/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#11  G is being sarcastic. But he tips a huge can of worms. If these numbers get questioned, why not those. I really, personally thing all the numbers are suspect or worse. So I'm a vicious crank...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

#12  #11 G is being sarcastic. But he tips a huge can of worms. If these numbers get questioned, why not those. I really, personally thing all the numbers are suspect or worse. So I'm a vicious crank...
Posted by: M. Murcek

Clever sarcasm is oft lost on the dim-witted like myself...

And I concur with the vicious crank.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/15/2021 13:04 Comments || Top||

#13  And I concur with the vicious crank.

You pay me a somewhat unearned compliment, sir...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||

#14  Many of us are Wait & See regarding the Long Term results

Kinda like smokers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 16:35 Comments || Top||

#15  the people who get adverse reactions to the vaccine tend to be under 25

The Israelis who got the booster are probably 40+ although there may some in their 20s or teens.

At some point the danger of vaccine equals the danger of not getting the vaccine. That point is almost certainly below 30. The CDC thinks it is below 13. Pfizer thinks it is below 5, maybe below 1.

Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/15/2021 17:33 Comments || Top||

B2 stealth bomber worth $2BN crash lands on runway at Missouri air base after suffering in-flight malfunction: Six mile exclusion and no-fly zone set up

Please tell me 6 miles and 8000 ft isn't a blast radius.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Please tell me 6 miles and 8000 ft isn't a blast radius.

Sorry, I am unable to tell you that. Please contact General Milley for details.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/15/2021 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Welcome to Palomares.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/15/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Please tell me 6 miles and 8000 ft isn't a blast radius

...It's not. However...

First, I'm assuming the bird landed mostly intact - but 'damage' in this case can be a flexible word. Keep in mind too that 'damage' could expose certain components of the airframe that we don't normally see to prying eyes. Thirty years old it may be, but the B-2 is still one of our crown jewels - better safe than sorry.

Secondly - and perhaps just as relevant - a B-2, F-35, F-22 (and to a lesser extent F-16s) accident scene is by definition a HAZMAT site. The USAF has lived in quiet fear for some years now that environmental groups will come after them because of the high health risks associated with these airframes - see also the so-far futile efforts of some folks employed at Groom Lake who say their cancers were caused by some of the materials they worked with.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/15/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#4  /\....see also the so-far futile efforts of some folks employed at Groom Lake who say their cancers were caused by some of the materials they worked with.

Not to mention the potential cancerous effects of decades of 'above ground testing.' That would be 'above ground nuclear bomb testing' that is no longer discussed or written about.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/15/2021 7:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Not to mention the potential cancerous effects


Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Dad grew up in Fallon, NV. Died of Glioblastoma. As did a lot of his friends, classmates
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#7  But is it a total loss like the one at Andersen AFB?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Just for stinky stuff and giggles, I ran the numbers that would call for an 6-mile exclusion area "in case" of accidental detonation.

The B-83 1300KT Mod ## that the B-2 commonly carries, is too big for only a 6-mile safety zone. With even the Light blast damage radius out to 12.5 km and 3rd degree burns out to 11.6 km

But a B-61 300KT Mod ## "accidental" surface detonation would fit right in. With Light blast damage radius out to maybe 2.0 km and 3rd degree burns out to 7.58 km.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#9  We only have 19 or now 18 of these. Why would they ever fly unarmed?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 12:17 Comments || Top||

#10  see also the so-far futile efforts of some folks employed at Groom Lake who say their cancers were caused by some of the materials they worked with.

Groom Lake is also considered 'downwind' as testing at Mercury was postponed until Weather called and said the wind was from the south, away from Vegas.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 16:52 Comments || Top||

#11  Confucius say, "Emperor stare
At vision: fair queen of the air!
He see only ankle,
Which probably rankle,
But bury ten thousand right there."
Posted by: Jeremiah and Tenille8159 || 09/15/2021 19:25 Comments || Top||

Xiaomi debuts concept smart glasses that take pictures, display notifications and have AR capabilities just a week after Facebook unveiled their own $299 pair
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fortunately they are all oversized hipster prop glasses and therefore you get a big visual warning to turn away or put four mask on before some idiot starts photographing you without your permission.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Can somebody please patent and manufacture a dazzler that thwarts these things?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Can somebody please patent and manufacture a dazzler that thwarts these things?

Already done.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Think you pasted the wrong link Skid...
Posted by: Warthog || 09/15/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#5  And the 'No Cameras" signs go back up in bars that have just managed to open again.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/15/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

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