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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Arrest made in Miami banquet hall shooting that killed three, injured 20
Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2021 02:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under:

-Great Cultural Revolution
Disturbing photos show rampant drug use in broad daylight among the homeless around Penn Station as crime spikes 41%: Streets are 'littered with broken crack pipes, trash, urine, and feces'
[MAIL] Disturbing photos show homeless people in New York City's storied Garment District near Penn Station shooting up and dealing drugs in broad daylight as the crime in the area has spiked 41 percent since last year.

Homelessness in the area has been a years-long issue but has become more rampant in recent months, with people not even trying to hide their drug use.

Photos taken by DailyMail.com show one man with what appears to be drug paraphernalia in his hand, and another slumped over in a wheelchair.

Neighbors say police presence remains scarce, and outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for 'coddling addicts' and not working to get the drugs off the streets.

Crime in the Midtown South Precinct, which includes the Garment District, is up 41 percent this year through Sept. 19 compared to the same period in 2020, according to NYPD crime data.

The most eye-popping spikes are in the number of robberies - which increased 189 percent from 97 to 280 - and felony assaults - which increased 151 percent from 131 to 329.

The number of shooting victims jumped from one to 10 and hate crimes are up from three to 27.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 07:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Suprise! You make all the normals stay home, and all you've got left are the street people, who live there anyway.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/26/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#2  A literal and figurative Shitshow. Just like Scat Francisco.

What is it with the Left and kak? Why are they content to live in shite?
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Hunter's room in the WH guest quarters?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/26/2021 13:02 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
US Border Patrol agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers after they claim to have unintentionally crossed border into Texas
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Fourteen Mexican army soldiers were briefly detained and then returned to Mexico after they crossed into the U.S. at a border bridge in El Paso, Texas

  • Two Mexican military vehicles crossed the bridge that links El Paso to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in the early hours of Saturday

  • Soldiers, their weapons and equipment 'were secured for safety and processing,' and noted the soldiers said 'they did not realize they had entered the U.S.'

  • One of the Mexican soldiers 'was assessed a civil penalty after CBP officers discovered a personal use amount of marijuana in his possession'

  • All 14 soldiers, their equipment and vehicles were returned to Mexico a few hours later after Mexican army officers came for them

  • Inadvertent crossings of the border by Mexican military forces have occurred in the past, but usually in areas where the border is not clearly marked
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 08:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They just had the munchies.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#2  It was Friday night and they just thought they would, you know, wander around for a while.
At least it managed to close the crossing from Juarez to El Paso for a few hours.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/26/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Moonlighting for DoorDash?
Now we know how les Haitiens for their takeout food
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Meanwhile, something much more egregious takes place just a few miles away ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/26/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ prediction: the next 911 will be perpetrated by Plugs's Border-Crossers.

Might make the first 911 look like child's play.
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 11:32 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ The long awaited national and political crisis which will require the 'official' setting aside of the Constitution, elections, local law enforcement, and the courts. Those suspected of criminal activity will be detained in FEMA detention centers much like the centers in D.C. now housing insurrectionists.

The Chinese ethnic Uyghur solution coming to a FEMA district near you.

Remember, they "are the ones with the guns" and they are in charge.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/26/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#7  4 Meanwhile, something much more egregious takes place just a few miles away ?

Very likely. Salena Zito's on the case, interviewing the Republican Rep. Gonzalez from the border district:

Gonzales said he asked the chief of Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz, at a Homeland Security Committee hearing about its surge of agents to Del Rio. “Those agents are coming from somewhere," he said. "And my worry is other sectors are going to be weakened, thus creating a national security crisis, putting us at risk in other sectors, because everyone is focusing on Del Rio. ...

“Today, we're talking about Del Rio, but tomorrow, it'll be Laredo or Brownsville or Eagle Pass or El Paso. This problem is not going away.”
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 yep. They'll blame it on Trump & the Deplorable Elements.

All the elements of the coup are in place and have been tested thoroughly since 2017. Fired up & ready to go.
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#9  We are so used to letting the government lie obviously that even a whopper like this seems to just float on by. Mexican Army solider drove across the bridge on the border but "did not not know where they were". I have been to that bridge and find this loaf of codswallop insulted even for the stupid morons in our media. Even a room temperature IQ would know it, and I'm talking a really cold room in Minnesota...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/26/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Texas Governor Greg Abbott to hire border patrol horsemen under attack by Joe Biden.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/26/2021 19:44 Comments || Top||

#11  #4 Meanwhile, something much more egregious takes place just a few miles away ?

I'm putting my chips on that square. The "soldiers got lost crossing a bridge" story is a bit too thin.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/26/2021 20:33 Comments || Top||

Wife of man who had affair with Monica Lewinsky when she was their babysitter reveals they were in couples' therapy when news of the Clinton tryst broke - but it failed and they split up shortly afterwards
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] The Just Do It generation, and those willing to take advantage of them.
  • Kate Nason recalls her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky in her memoir 'Everything Is Perfect' and how she was caught up in her affair with Clinton

  • Nason says her now ex-husband Andy Bleiler was friends with Lewinsky after they met while he was a high-school drama teacher

  • Their affair began in 1993 when Lewinsky was 19, Lewinsky was a close friend who babysat the couple's children and called daily from DC

  • When Nason confronted her husbands co-worker about their alleged affair, she confirmed it and also told her her husband also had a relationship Lewinsky

  • Nasar says the press was camped outside her Portland home and she was forced to hide out in Los Angeles with her children for a week

  • Nason says after the press conference addressing the affair the press continued to hound her even at the grocery store and for months she had to live in hiding

  • Nason says the memoir is not meant to be a 'lurid tell-all' but instead a 'deep dive and self-reckoning' to come to terms with the events
    and make money
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Clintons are in it. How can it not be lurid?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/26/2021 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  sounds like monica is just a home wrecking whore
Posted by: Chris || 09/26/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Sluts are gonna slut. Male and female.
(What I want to see is Monica declare herself a trans, and the ensuing cognitive dissonance on the left.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/26/2021 12:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Currently there is a show American Crime Stories: Impeachment airing on television. That could have caused the lady to go public again, or this could be a Clinton-counter-attack making Monica look more the predator.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/26/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

Three people dead and 'well over' 50 are injured after Amtrak train carrying 147 passengers from Chicago to Seattle derails in Montana
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The cause of the derailment is not clear

  • Amtrak's Empire Builder 7/27 derailed near Joplin, Montana around 4pm MST

  • Three passengers have died and 'well over' 50 people have been injured

  • Passengers have been sent to Liberty Community And Senior Center, among other places, and five hospitals are on standby

  • Amtrak confirmed that five cars derailed with passengers citing two have completely detached

  • There were 147 passengers and 13 crew members on board
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I would like to have seen Montana..."
Posted by: Raj || 09/26/2021 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Sadly, not Biden's route.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 15:20 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
NY preps for staff shortages with health care vaccine mandate
Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss.
[FoxNews] New York City officials were temporarily blocked from enforcing a similar vaccine mandate for its teachers and other school workers.

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members, retirees and workers outside New York to address potential staffing shortages created by an approaching vaccine mandate for health care workers.

If necessary, Hochul said, she will declare a state of emergency through an executive order designed to address staffing shortages in hospitals and nursing homes once the mandate takes effect Monday.

Many health care workers have still not received a required first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine days before the deadline, leaving the prospect of potentially thousands of health care workers being forced off the job next week.

The order would allow health care professionals who are licensed in other states or countries, are recent graduates or are formerly practicing health care professionals to practice in New York, Hochul said, noting she is exploring ways to expedite visa requests for medical professionals.

The governor said she also has the option of deploying National Guard members and partnering with the federal government to deploy Disaster Medical Assistance Teams.

"I am monitoring the staffing situation closely, and we have a plan to increase our health care workforce and help alleviate the burdens on our hospitals and other health care facilities," she said in a prepared release.

As the state made its preparations, New York City officials were temporarily blocked from enforcing a similar vaccine mandate for its teachers and other school workers. The city mandate was set to go into effect Monday, but a federal appeals judge granted a temporary injunction Friday and referred the case to a three-judge panel on an expedited basis.

Hospitals around the state have been preparing contingency plans that included cutting back on elective surgeries. Many nursing homes were limiting admissions.

"We’re roughly about 84% statewide vaccinated right now, so any initiatives that the governor could advance to increase the workforce is welcome and needed," said Stephen Hanse, who represents nursing homes statewide as president of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living.

Hochul, a Democrat, has resisted calls to delay the mandate, and her 11th-hour announcement could ratchet up pressure on vaccine holdouts. She said workers terminated because of refusal to be vaccinated are not eligible for unemployment insurance without a doctor-approved request for medical accommodation.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 08:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They better prepare. Done deal.People are walking now. National Guard members. yea right. So over worked, stressed out and all the blame, forget it. Anything to keep the fear going and Influenza B has just started.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 12:39 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Moment school resource officer uses his body to shield a kid from being attacked during wild brawl between dozens of students at Virginia high school
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Chesterfield County Police Chief Jeffrey S. Katz posted a video that shows resource officer Anthony Bowen use his body to protect a student from a mob

  • Katz said the incident proves the necessity of police presence in schools and how if the officer cultivate relationships with officers they can be of good use

  • Katz praised Bowen for acting 'selflessly' in the moment and protecting the young man

  • Officers arrived at Meadowbrook High School due to rumors of weapons being use but police confirmed weapons were used and no one was injured or arrested

  • Video of the incident was circulating on social media but Katz said he wont share it in an attempt to protect the innocent student featured in the video
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 08:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Send your kids to public schools.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||

#2  sadly the resource officer may have violated a number of 'don't touch' or 'don't grab' rules in Virginia - I'm not sure exactly what the regulations say and I couldn't find them on the net

this is not the fault of the officer but is the fault of the rules
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/26/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||

#3  We see this all the time in private Christian schools. /sarc. (NOT!)
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/26/2021 19:50 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Anti-Defamation League demands Fox's Carlson be fired.
[Patriot Alerts] Since Trump has left office, Tucker Carlson has become the new face of liberal rage. He triggers them unlike anyone else in the news media, and for good reason.

Carlson has the #1 rated cable news show in the country and millions are glued to the truth he gives on a nightly basis. And since the left hates truth, they have tried to attack Tucker at every angle.

During a new podcast, Megyn Kelly asked Tucker for his response to the ADL’s demands, and his answer was gold.

"Oh, f*** them," Carlson said. "The ADL was such a noble organization that had a very specific goal, which was to fight anti-Semitism. That’s a virtuous goal. I think they were pretty successful over the years. Now it’s operated by a guy who’s just an apparatchik of the Democratic Party."

Watch below: (relevant clip starts at around 17:14):
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/26/2021 05:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

Britain to issue up to 10,500 temporary visas to ease chronic staff shortages
[France24] Britain will issue up to 10,500 temporary work visas to lorry drivers and poultry workers to ease chronic staff shortages, the government announced Saturday, in a U-turn on post-Brexit immigration policy.

The short-term visas, to run from next month until late December, come as ministers grapple with a huge shortfall in drivers and some other key workers that has hit fuel supplies and additional industries.

A tanker drivers shortage has caused large queues at petrol stations in recent days, as people ignore government pleas not to panic-buy fuel after some garages closed due to the lack of deliveries.

The decision to expand the critical worker visa scheme is a reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose government had tightened post-Brexit immigration rules insisting that Britain's reliance on foreign labour must end.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/26/2021 07:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:

#3  Curious, but a little over the top I think.
[DM] crisis reporting.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#4  God forbid you should, you know, raise the pay of the existing workers you've got to try to get things moving. You're in your cubbyhole, you must stay there.
Plus, bringing in truck drivers ... they drive on the other side of the road in UK. I can see a few problems occurring...
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/26/2021 11:34 Comments || Top||

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers
[FoxNews] Johnson & Johnson, and Europe's AstraZeneca have said that they don't plan to profit during the pandemic
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 08:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And that's the point.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/26/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#2  How much for the Big Guy and his crime family syndicate?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/26/2021 12:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Somebody's gotta make up for the Sackler family settlement.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 15:13 Comments || Top||

Grocery prices expected to remain high as pandemic roils supply chains
[Washington Examiner] No, you're not imagining things. That piece of steak really is pricier than usual — and so are your eggs, bacon, and other household staples.

Grocery bills have been steadily rising in the United States as the coronavirus pandemic has continued to wreak havoc on supply chains and as businesses have faced worker shortages in recent months. Those disruptions have been exacerbated by higher demand, droughts, and major storms that have decimated crops and halted food production in some areas.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/26/2021 06:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let me guess, lazy employees.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Yes, I have always suspected crooked baggers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/26/2021 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  The new all purpose excuse for crappy planning.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/26/2021 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  In many industries where jab mandates exist, there are large numbers of workers who are being fired and/or are quitting. Much of this is leading to work shortages too.
Posted by: warthogswife || 09/26/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#5  As prices to cattle ranchers drop prices in grocery stores rise. Wonder why?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/26/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ cost of transport i.e. gas prices mainly.

So unbelievably stupid of this incompetent administration to reverse Trump's embrace of fracking and Keystone.

Lower energy costs are the most effective and efficient stimulus program imaginable, and Biden the Drooling Moron threw it all away.
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 This administration reminds me of a gambler who keeps losing but continues anyway.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

#8  And a personal point, not just higher prices, but lower portions and product sizes. Check the net weight/quantity on almost any staple over the past couple of years and you will see 3-5% decreases or more. Or my favorite, shortened best by dates!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/26/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

#9  I think I know where it's going.

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 15:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh. My. Gawd.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2021 15:41 Comments || Top||

#11  Frank, at least she beat anorexia.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/26/2021 15:54 Comments || Top||

#12  By the looks of things, she not only defeated it, but devoured the carcass. Once upon a time, America was famous for growing state of the art women.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/26/2021 16:11 Comments || Top||

#13  "These shoes make my feet hurt"
"No Ma'am. That's gravity"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

#14  Wearing corduroy pants, she started three small fires
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2021 16:15 Comments || Top||

#15  #8 Yes, Look at Little Debbie how the portion sizes have been reduced. Then to have water expire.

Then China currently has a worker shortage as does Germany. Skills are lacking. I believe this is a concerted effort to drive AI. Replace humans. In all industry. Yes, healthcare, all manufacturing and service industries.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 17:33 Comments || Top||

#16  I don't think transport prices are most of it. Right now here in east Tennessee on-the-hoof price for a 600 to 700 pound steer is a bit over 30 cents a pound. Ground beef is about 5 bucks a pound
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/26/2021 18:15 Comments || Top||

#17  I believe this is a concerted effort to drive AI. Replace humans. In all industry. Yes, healthcare, all manufacturing and service industries.

Bingo. Labor doesn't "scale" per sillycon valley-speak. Besides, they're deplorable.

So EBI for the proles.
Eloi (per HG Wells).
"Wall-E's" BNL.

Bread & Circuses, 21st c version (streaming, gambling, opioids & pr0n)
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 21:55 Comments || Top||

Two dozen ships anchor off coast of New York waiting to dock in the country's second-largest port - adding to US supply chain crunch which has forced FedEx to reroute 600k packages a day
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Nearly two dozen cargo ships and oil tankers are waiting to berth off the south shore of Long Island on Saturday as surge of imports and short-staffed ports have caused a logjam sea

  • Earlier this year, Port of New York and New Jersey became the second busiest port in the country behind Los Angeles, according to recent shipping data

  • Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which normally moves 40% of containers in US, has 62 cargo ships waiting to dock, satellite images show

  • Backup brought on by a combination of it being peak shipping period and a pandemic-induced buying boom and labor shortage

  • The ports serve as the entry point for a third of imports to the US, and are the main import point for goods coming from China

  • FedEx announced that about 25 per cent of packages going into it shipping hubs, like the one in Portland, Oregon, are being diverted

  • The hubs are operating with 65 per cent of their usual staff as the shipping company struggles against the national labor shortage

  • Costco announced Thursday it was bringing back limits on purchases of items like toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water

  • Transportation issues are causing delays in deliveries to stores despite suppliers having enough stock

  • Pandemic-driven port congestion and labor shortages have forced retail chains including Costco to spend more on transportation
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Strange - I haven't heard about any such backups in Boston or even Fall River / New Bedford, all about a day away from NYC ports.
Posted by: Raj || 09/26/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like the dockworkers want a raise, hmmm?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2021 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Couple of weeks ago same thing happened on the west coast. Two weeks no rail traffic. Local major hub (east coast) inactive. Now rail traffic booming. 20 new hires for local railroad with 10 more soon to be added. I guess they didn't coordinate well. Same people blamed, lazy humans. AI here we come. FED EX driver less vehicles being tested now. Look at all the vacation time. No more long work hours. No more work. Dumb down humanity.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Read a report last night that stated the administration was set to order the LA/Long Beach port to a 24 hour a day operation to unload the 60- something ships waiting. No mention of any ground-based increase in getting the boxes moved so chokepoint moves from the water to the land. Increased congestion will cause more delay due to multiple handling of containers. Also in the works will be a system of fines for truckers that fail to meet their gate times.
With the pack of clowns in the White House, what could go wrong?
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/26/2021 10:05 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ It's pretty rich for a "president" who works a 24-minute day to order everyone else to work 24-hour days.
Posted by: Matt || 09/26/2021 12:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Truck drivers have had enough. Biden has done everything wrong so far just add to the pile.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Oil barges? Oh goody! We're beoming oil dependent on the Arabs again!
Posted by: Regular joe || 09/26/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#9  On the radio tonight I heard of truckers planning to slow down the highways in and around Cincinnati 9/27/21 beginning 7:00AM.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/26/2021 22:02 Comments || Top||

#10  Thank goodness we’re retired, Walking Unvaxed. Morning rush hour is going to be a pain.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2021 22:06 Comments || Top||

US vows to back European countries as blame for soaring energy prices shifts to Russia
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm vowed that America would ‘stand up’ to market players

  • This comes as blame for the crisis shifted to supply restrictions from Russia’s Gazprom

  • Russia is the biggest supplier of gas to Europe, accounting for 40% of imports
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 09:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Cue the gif with Hunter Biden and "Guess who didn't get their pipeline cancelled..."
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/26/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Blame the rooskies.
Hillary's a sh!tty candidate? Blame the rooskies.
Trump defeats Hillary? Blame the rooskies.
Oil price up? Blame the rooskies.
Another FBI fu-kup? Blame the rooskies.
Another middle eastern clusterf-ck? Blame the rooskies.
Gas prices soar because of your idiotic climate/energy policies? Blame the rooskies.
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Vlad says "Blame me all you want. Just be sure and make your payments."
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/26/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5  They made their bed. Let them lie in it. No help. They can twist in the wind.
Posted by: Blinky Pholuling8616 || 09/26/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#6  several countries in Europe have electricity costing over 30 cents per KWH and almost all are over 20 cents per KWH

USA average is about 14 cents per KWH although in some States, e.g. Hawaii about 30 cents, California about 25 cents, it is much higher
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/26/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Funny how all that free green energy ends up increasing the cost of electricity. Must take a lot of irony as well as rare earths to make a wind turbine.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/26/2021 14:17 Comments || Top||

#8  Between the trade winds and the geothermal resources, Hawaii should be set if they weren't corrupt.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/26/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 - and without a windbag like Biden to drive it, it's just a totem pole to stupidity
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2021 14:53 Comments || Top||

#10  So, we could A) Drill, baby drill and beat down the price of gas and oil or B) Print more money and give it to eurines who hate us anyway.

I bet I know which one Bidet will choose.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/26/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||

#11  Did the Russians stop paying off American lefties?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/26/2021 15:33 Comments || Top||

In love with the Resistance: My mother-in-law's war
[BBC] On a moonlit night in March 1944, two agents floated down on parachutes into the Languedoc highlands east of Castres, in southern France.

One was Pierre Haymann, a Parisian Jew who had been trained in sabotage and partisan warfare in the UK. The other was Bernard Schlumberger, a Protestant from Alsace, who was to be the Free French army's envoy in the Toulouse region of south-west France.

Their brief was to unite the scattered local Resistance militias behind Free French leader Gen Charles de Gaulle, from a base in the tiny town of Vabre where they had been guaranteed protection by local partisans.

But before starting work, Pierre travelled 400km to the city of Lyon to find his girlfriend, Marion Muller, from whom he had been parted 15 months earlier.

It was a risky journey as the SS in that city knew him well. Marion and Pierre were both members of the Resistance, and in 1942 Pierre had been captured and taken to the notorious Hôtel Terminus, where SS commander Klaus Barbie - the "butcher of Lyon" - tortured his victims.

Pierre managed to escape, but then had no choice but to flee over the Pyrenees into Spain in midwinter.

When they were reunited in 1944, Marion dyed Pierre's hair red in an attempt to disguise him, but the paramilitary police soon tracked him down. There was a shootout, in which Pierre was injured, then the couple hurried to safety in Vabre.

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Trump invites Marine who pulled baby over Kabul wall onto stage at rally prompting 'USA!' chants
[FoxNews] Former President Donald Trump praised a U.S. service member who was photographed pulling an Afghan baby across the Kabul airport wall during the Afghanistan withdrawal and brought him onstage at a rally Saturday.

"We’re also honored to be joined by one of the Marines who bravely served in Kabul during the withdrawal and helped evacuate children over the airport and over the airport wall," Trump told a crowd of thousands gathered in Perry, Georgia. "You saw him, he did a great job, Lance Corporal Hunter Ian Clark. Lance Corporal get up here!"

Lance Corporal Clark walked up to the stage accompanied by cheers, and Trump referred to him as a "handsome guy" during his approach.

"Hey, my name is Lance Corporal Hunter Clark, and I’m here from Warner Robbins, Georgia," Clark told the crowd. "I am the guy that pulled the baby over the wall, and it’s definitely probably one of the greatest things I’ve done in my entire life."

Clark appeared to be choked up, adding, "I just want to thank all the support from all y’all. It really means a lot and I’m glad to be home now."

Clark then shook the former president’s hand and walked off stage to chants of "USA! USA! USA!"

During his speech, Trump repeatedly slammed President Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, calling it the "most appalling display of incompetence."

In the front row, Trump left 13 empty seats with roses placed atop them to pay tribute to the 13 U.S. service members who lost their lives during an ISIS-K suicide attack as the military was attempting to evacuate.

"In their memory tonight we have 13 empty seats of honor right here in the front row," Trump told the cheering crowd. "Our hearts go out to the families of every service member that we have lost, and I’ve spoken to a lot of them. These are great, great people."
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2021 07:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under:

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Never Say Neigh: FDA Lists 'Horse Drug' As Approved COVID Treatment
[ZERO] While the media has spent more than a year ridiculing the widely-prescribed drug Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 - branding it a 'horse dewormer for idiots,' they've kept oddly silent about another widely prescribed drug that's also used in horses, which is being pushed by official bodies worldwide to treat the disease.

The NIH, CDC, WHO and FDA have all recommended dexamethasone - a corticosteroid which has shown efficacy in the treatment of severe covid. It's also a commonly used drug to treat allergies in horses.

The difference? One can be used to treat billions of mild-moderate cases - or as a prophylactic, while the other has a much more narrow use - those suffering from severe Covid.
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#1  India has had fantastic results while we are stuck on stupid.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if Facebook will now stop flagging every post that says ivermectin is a good thing.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/26/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  The article is about dexamethasone, not ivermectin.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/26/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#4  "40 new billionaires" in healthcare manufactures. It has always been about money.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  M. Murcek, as Emily Litella said, "Never mind"
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/26/2021 9:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Ummm no, I have several vials in my office and have for years for treating humans. Decadron/dexamethasone is just another moderate to high potency long acting steroid similar to methylprednisolone that is already widely used to treat COVID-19 and other inflammatory conditions. Truly nothing to see here.
Posted by: Glatch Thud2820 || 09/26/2021 10:40 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 Thank you for that information. The battle goes on however "We are in the process of exhuming bodies in my county to prove it was a HOAX.....And we are getting push back....why? because they know WE ARE RIGHT!!". This will not end well. In my opinion we are looking at years. Perhaps permanently. As a poster here once said full page adds for legal class actions. Protected? Ha!, contracts, agreements are made to be broken.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

And "The Meds" might even be good for your "Coat",
"Bald Guys", like Bezos, could even grow new Hair !

Posted by: Ulaviting Clavimp6544 || 09/26/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#9  This leak took place during the Obama administration. So we are now told that Trump's man, Pompeo, was so upset by it, that instead of investigating the source of the leak within the CIA, he was determined to punish the publisher of the leak.
It seems like the anti-US leakers in the CIA are still there and still leaking.
It seems to me that the leakers themselves would be the ones who wanted to eliminate Assange to avoid Pompeo making a deal with him that might expose them.
This at least would be consistent with the extreme anti-Trump behavior of a segment of the CIA, which undoubtedly included opposition to Pompeo.
And it is completely consistent with this present leak.

Successfully moved over to Wikileaks story. Thanks for your excellent comment.
Posted by: Goober Choluque6459 || 09/26/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ names pls. Names of units or desks
Posted by: Faux Drapeau || 09/26/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

Rare Solar Superstorm Could Prompt ‘Internet Apocalypse' Lasting Several Months
[ET] The "black swan" event of a solar superstorm directed at earth could prompt an "internet apocalypse" across the entire globe that could last for several months, new research (pdf) has warned.

University of California Irvine assistant professor Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi presented the new research, titled "Solar Superstorms: Planning for an Internet Apocalypse," last month during the Association for Computing Machinery’s annual conference for their Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM).

"One of the greatest dangers facing the internet with the potential for global impact is a powerful solar superstorm," Jyothi wrote in the new research paper.

"Although humans are protected from these storms by the earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere, they can cause significant damage to man-made infrastructure. The scientific community is generally aware of this threat with modeling efforts and precautionary measures being taken, particularly in the context of power grids. However, the networking community has largely overlooked this risk during the design of the network topology and geo-distributed systems such as DNS and data centers," he continued.
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#1  Our magnetic field is extremely weak at this time. Gaps the size of California could occur and has in the past. The overpowering solar bombardment 1859 Carrington event repeat perhaps. I wonder at what point our bio electric system could be neutralized by emp so to speak. Humanity survived that event. It was said batteries were not required as things would work without. I wonder, transformers would blow perhaps.
Posted by: Dale || 09/26/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  An internet collapse? Are there downsides as well ?

University of California Irvine research, it MUST be believed !
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/26/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Haven't heard about the "hole in the ozone layer" since the 1990s. Does this mean that climate change is losing its cachet and we need to shift to another focus for panic--even a retread from 30 years ago?
Posted by: Tom || 09/26/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Yes well, the problem they had is that when the ozone hole was found, the true cause of it was worked out in just a couple years....ie, Ozone is formed by the interaction of sunlight in the upper atmosphere. What do you not get much of at the poles......SUNLIGHT!. And since it was discovered in 1954 I think and by the 60's we knew the cause BEFORE the widespread used of CFC's, we knew that it was BS.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/26/2021 14:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Quick! We have to send this assistant professor lots and lots of money so he can save us all!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/26/2021 14:30 Comments || Top||

#7  #5 - I'm putting together a grant application to spin the Earth 90 degrees on axis. Solves the Antarctic ozone hole stat!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2021 14:55 Comments || Top||

#8  fwiw, the Sun has been pretty quiet the past year or two

we are at a very low sunspot count and will likely remain so for several more years
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/26/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||

#9  Wasn't that known as the Maunder minimum - that led to or at least was associated with the mini-ice age?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/26/2021 15:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Maunder's was a grand solar minimum, which is what some think we may be heading into.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/26/2021 17:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Maunder Minimum was a low sunspot era that lasted from about 1650 to 1710 or so.

It was during the Little ice age which lasted from about 1300 to 1850.

The best Maunder Minimum correlation though is ironically with the 1643 to 1715 reign of Louis XIV who was known as the le Roi Soleil ( Sun King)
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/26/2021 20:08 Comments || Top||

#12  the Little ice age which lasted from about 1300 to 1850.

This is why all those Global Climate Scaring graphs you see start around 1860 - we were coming out of a baby ice age. Even stats guy Nate Silver, in his otherwise excellent "The Signal and the Noise", falls into this trap.

You don't see the wild zigzag swings between Ice Age and Warm Period over the last few million years, just that steady rise since the Industrial Revolution. Damn those humans and their oxidized carbon!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/26/2021 20:44 Comments || Top||

#13  My favourite historical climate graphs can be seen here — going back to -400,000 before present. Must scroll down.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2021 22:02 Comments || Top||

#14  Nice graphs, tw! It is interesting how the story changes with the time scale. Looking at the big picture, you don't need to be able to spell FFT to notice a certain cyclic regularity.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/26/2021 23:10 Comments || Top||

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