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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Wells Fargo to pay $37 million for defrauding 771 businesses out of millions in currency exchange fees while giving the money to staff in bonuses
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 06:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This the same Wells Fargo that Mitch McConnell is supposed to be buying? Hmm...
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Wells Fargo is the biggest lender to the US Government by 73% compared to other lenders, therefore the US taxpayer pays Wells Fargo the most interest on the Federal Debt. A real bonanza for Mitch's wife who sits on Wells Fargo's board and Mitch who holds many shares and Wells Fargo who will easily pay off this fine with much money to spare........
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/28/2021 12:51 Comments || Top||

#3  The more debt the US Government gets itself into the more money Mitch makes....
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/28/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Always the angle that WF acquiring Mitch comes with a lower penalty.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2021 14:28 Comments || Top||

'Shaman' charged with starting California wildfire after allegedly boiling bear urine
[NYPOST] A Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, "shaman" charged with starting a wildfire that is threatening thousands of homes claimed it started by accident — while she was boiling bear urine to drink, according to local reports.

Alexandra Souverneva, 30, faces up to nine years in prison for allegedly sparking the Fawn Fire, which has destroyed 41 homes and 90 smaller structures and is threatening 2,340 others, officials have said. She has pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
She is now being eyed for possibly starting other fires across the Golden State, according to the Redding Record-Searchlight.

As the fire in Shasta County raged on Wednesday, Souverneva claimed she’d been hiking and trying to get to Canada, according to documents obtained by the outlet.

She told forest officials that she was thirsty and had come across a puddle of what she believed to be bear urine — and tried to make a fire to boil it, according to documents obtained by the outlet.

She found it was "too wet for the fire to start," so she downed the water that she thought was animal urine and continued on her way, the report said.

Souverneva eventually got trapped in the brush amid the inferno and had to call the fire department to help her, according to the report.

She was asked to empty her pockets and fanny pack — which had CO2 cartridges, a cigarette lighter and an item "containing a green, leafy substance she admitted to smoking that day," according to Cal Fire officer Matt Alexander.

Workers at a nearby quarry reported seeing a woman toss two small CO2 cartridges that matched the ones found in her bag on the same day the Fawn Fire ignited, Alexander said in court documents.

On her LinkedIn, Souverneva lists "shaman" as her current occupation and indicates that she was a doctoral student at SUNY’s New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry.

An attorney for Souverneva told her initial court hearing that she’d made statements to law enforcement that indicated a possible mental health crisis "or something to do with drug abuse."

"She is also under suspicion for starting other fires," said the attorney, who was not identified by the paper.

Alexander said in a report that "there is a high possibility she is responsible" for a fire the previous evening, too.

"It is my experience that arsonists ... will light multiple fires in a short timeframe," Alexander said, according to the paper.

At a presser, Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett said Souverneva had contact with law enforcement in connection to arson "in our county and other counties as well" but did not elaborate.

Shasta County Sheriff Michael L. Johnson broke news of the arrest to angry residents who’d been displaced or had their homes destroyed, the Mercury News said.

"It is difficult to grasp when disaster like this is, apparently, not a natural disaster. But we have a suspect," Johnson told them.

Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...They're not getting any smarter, are they?

Along the same lines, I knew a lady a few years ago who managed to burn down the house she shared with my wife's ex...and his son. Explained to the Forces of Justice(TM) that she was just walking through the house with a can of gasoline and a lit cigarette, and there must have been some kind of accident.

The Forces of Justice(TM)nodded understandingly and slapped her with second degree arson.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/28/2021 6:26 Comments || Top||

#2  How did she get a bear to pee in the cup?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  good question
Posted by: Chris || 09/28/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||

#4  The bear had been accused of smoking tobacco (gasp! horrors) and was ordered to pee in the cup for testing.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 10:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Ugh. Bear pee in cup. Rabbit die.
Posted by: Hiawatha || 09/28/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Rabbit had it coming.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 19:34 Comments || Top||

R. Kelly found guilty on all counts in sex-trafficking trial
[NYPOST] R. Kelly was found guilty Monday of sexually abusing women, boys and girls for decades — capping the ’90s R&B superstar’s stunning fall from grace.

The "I Believe I Can Fly" crooner, 54, was convicted on all nine counts against him, including racketeering and violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits the transport of "any woman or girl" across state lines for any "immoral purpose."

Kelly, who was wearing a blue suit and white mask, sat stone-faced next to his lawyers as the verdict was read.
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Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:

-Great Cultural Revolution
Washington university creates segregated housing specifically for Black students
As long as it's separate but equal.
[FoxNews] Western Washington University reserves a floor for its 'Black Affinity Housing program'.

A university in Washington has created segregated housing specifically for Black students.

Western Washington University has designated the fourth floor of Alma Clark Glass Hall as housing reserved for its "Black Affinity Housing program," becoming the latest school to adopt such a program.

"The program will explore and celebrate the diversity of Black and African American people and culture, with historical and contemporary context," the program website reads, also saying that all "Western students residing in the program help foster a warm and vibrant community supporting social, personal and academic success."

"Black Affinity Housing residents, representing all diverse identities, pride themselves on fostering a sense of belonging for all residents by creating a safe environment for open, honest, and sometimes challenging dialogue," the website continues.

The university hosted a webinar in April on the subject, saying the segregated living space gives students "the opportunity to live in a shared space… with others who have a shared identity, specifically a marginalized identity."

Additionally, the university said that the Black student organizations and Black applicants to the school have called for the housing program and defended the move as "not breaking ground on something new."

The controversial program segregating student housing based on race has been adopted at some other colleges, including the University of Colorado at Boulder, Stanford University and Cornell University.

American University in Washington, D.C., announced it would be offering Black Affinity Housing after the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Western Washington University did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 07:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Because it worked so well with the barracks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  And it ain't racism because THEY asked for it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Voluntary segregation ?

Will Governor George Wallace please come to the white courtesy phone. Governor George Wallace. Paging Governor Wallace.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/28/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  So, being a racist is OK now?
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/28/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Important to note that this is Western Washington University in Northwest Washington state. Not 'Washington University' (name).

WWU is pretty ultra liberal, kind of like a north chapter of Evergreen State of St. Pancake fame.

"The program will explore and celebrate the diversity of Black and African American people and culture, with historical and contemporary context," the program website reads, also saying that all "Western students residing in the program help foster a warm and vibrant community supporting social, personal and academic success."

Somehow I don't think a white african (like from South Africa) would be welcome.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/28/2021 10:05 Comments || Top||

#6  My university had interest cluster housing in the dormitories in the late 1970s — for nursing students and polymaths and football players and African-Americans, among others. I was temporarily parked in that last until a bed in my chosen interest group opened up, and boy did the other girls resent my white face among them. There was also a sweet American Born Chinese girl, but she had to be hospitalized for schizophrenia, so she left before she became an issue to them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/28/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#7  It will be interesting to see the crime, rape, graduation, and GPA stats per dorm. Let wait and see....
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/28/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ you'll never see the true numbers
Posted by: Frank G || 09/28/2021 11:30 Comments || Top||

#9  But they'll all be happy. At least, as happy as they can be in this armpit of a country.

Posted by: Bobby || 09/28/2021 11:37 Comments || Top||

#10  the democrats must be thrilled. their new slaves segregate themselves, after all.
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/28/2021 12:27 Comments || Top||

#11  "No, Black academics aren't crappy,
Refectories raucous or rappy,
Black Studies Black crepey
Or Black sour grapey,
Just separate... an' equal... an' HAPPY!"
Posted by: Lampedusa Sinatra8304 || 09/28/2021 13:52 Comments || Top||

#12  Section 8 for the masses.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/28/2021 15:22 Comments || Top||

#13  We all see what's happening. To enunciated, however is to commit a hate crime. See how that works?
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/28/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||

#14  Segregation now
Segregation forevuh.
( Damn, I'm woke! )
Posted by: Wherez Wallace || 09/28/2021 17:19 Comments || Top||

Shocking moment brazen thieves ransack Chicago Ulta Beauty store's shelves of designer makeup as the crime-ridden Windy City is targeted by at least THREE organized shoplifting gangs
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Clip showed three thieves empty shelves of Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani makeup at Ulta in Chicago's Norridge neighborhood

  • Chicago stores in areas such as the Magnificent Mile have been targeted by shoplifting gangs stealing designer purses, beauty products and cigarettes

  • High-end stores such as Bottega Veneta and Burberry have been victimized by gangs stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise

  • Another gang has been captured stealing perfume from Ulta locations and have been reportedly been selling the products online at discounted prices

  • It is unclear if that is the same gang that was filmed targeting the Ulta in Norridge

  • A third two-man gang has been stealing cigarettes from Walgreens

  • There has been a 12 percent increase in Chicago theft according to the CPD
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 06:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Did they take the whitener?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||


BTW: There "maybe" are other reasons for the looting of beauty supply store(s). ☺ Besides dating bribes ☺.

These stores carry the necessary chemicals in the percentages needed to make Binary Chemical Explosives.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/28/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  They need to restock their 'Sally Beauty' franchises.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||

#4  the necessary chemicals in the percentages needed to make Binary Chemical Explosives.

Mother of Satan, which as I recall uses mail polish remover, but no doubt also others I lack the chemistry knowledge for.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/28/2021 13:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Mother of Satan

Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP)
Nail polish remover is essentially acetone. Beauty parlor hydrogen peroxide is more concentrated than the drugstore stuff.

Acetone is also handy for making methamphetamine. Mind the explosive vapors!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/28/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||

#6  ...Or nail polish remover, which makes more sense.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/28/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Heh. I didn't notice that!
Mail polish is used for cleaning up Skid's DM links (tee hee)
Posted by: SteveS || 09/28/2021 14:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Not boom boom boxes left at Polonia Triangle.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

#9  You want acetone in bigger cans than you get in beauty stores, go to the paint dept of Home Depot, Lowes, or pretty much any hardware store. 5 gallon cans and mixing cups.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 19:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Mail polish is used for cleaning up Skid's DM links (tee hee)

Don't like'em, don't read'em.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 22:16 Comments || Top||

Woke staff of woke network surprisingly un-woke about new boss
[Red State] It’s an uncertain time at MSNBC. A new Captain is taking control of the ship after the old one was effectively ousted over accusations of sexual harassment, and it would appear that MSNBC’s staffers aren’t too confident in their new leader’s abilities.

According to the New York Post, new MSNBC President Rashida Jones is being described as "buttoned-up," "young," and "lacking a creative vision" for the network. Not helping matters is the fact that Jones doesn’t seem to have high-profile connections that could draw viewers to the network. This is all a huge problem, especially with Rachel Maddow, the network’s most popular personality, eyeing the door and planning to depart in the near future.
They are getting a front row seat for the power of diversity hiring. You'd think they'd be excited. In the software business, this is called "eating your own dog food."
Jones’s plan seems to be more geared toward focusing on breaking news instead of personality-driven programming, including during the prime time hours, which have staffers feeling that her inexperience is seemingly stopping her from seeing the point of prime-time shows.

"We need to embrace our brand on primetime or we are going to lose big-time," one employee said.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jones’s plan seems to be more geared toward focusing on breaking news instead of personality-driven programming

What's wrong with that?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2021 3:57 Comments || Top||

#2  ^For people with half a brain, there is nothing wrong with that - especially if they would actually present the news rather than opinion...sadly that does not fit the profile of the typical PMSNBC viewer.
Posted by: Warthog || 09/28/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Not the Rashida Jones from the Office and Parks & Rec.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/28/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Ten people have been arrested in India for planning to cheat in fiercely competitive teaching exams
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is it cheating for showing tech savvy intelligent initiative?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 8:12 Comments || Top||

#2  But they're already approved for H1B visas!
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 19:32 Comments || Top||

John Hinckley, Who Shot President Reagan, to Be Granted Unconditional Release
[NATIONALREVIEW] A federal judge has approved the unconditional release of John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan outside a Washington, D.C., hotel in 1981.

Hinckley, now 66, has been living outside a mental health facility for several years under court-imposed restrictions, including the oversight of his medical care and tracking of his computer passwords. The new agreement will result in his full release from supervision in June 2022.

The Justice Department agreed to a settlement but will monitor Hinckley for nine months to ensure he remains mentally stable, as he will be living on his own for the first time in about 40 years and because one of his primary doctors is set to retire and dissolve Hinckley’s therapy group.

The department said it would file a motion with the court before June if it had new concerns, according to NPR.

Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And his Twinkie stash is still fresh.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 5:49 Comments || Top||

#2  "because one of his primary doctors is set to retire"
And nobody wants to take over, cause it's the definition of a dead end position.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Interesting to note connection between Reagan's VP G.W. BUSH sr. and his uber rich Father John Hinckley sr...
Some wondered (Eg.Rodger Stone) if it was political attemp to remove Reagan. Because Bush & Reagan had serious differences on How to handle the FORMER USSR..... Reagan's way proved better.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/28/2021 14:23 Comments || Top||

#4  It’s not like he’s going to shoot Reagan again.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/28/2021 16:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Anyone tell Jodi Foster?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/28/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Just keep him away from The Twitter.
Posted by: Johns Hinky Jr || 09/28/2021 17:23 Comments || Top||

#7  UFC 202 — the Assassin’s Creed

John Hinckley vs SIRHAN SIRHAN

Special guest ring announcer — Jodie Foster
Posted by: Airandee || 09/28/2021 20:31 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Four ex-Houston cops who fatally shot 'suicidal' father of three 24 TIMES while he was on his knees when he pointed a stun gun at them will NOT be charged
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 06:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

But consider this ...
They have a certified off his rocker type still tossing objects (knife? rocks and etc.) at police.

This after being ZAPPED a few times, Maced and Bean Bagged over a 20+ min attempt to de-escalate and arrest. Then the Taser aiming and pointing forced a Protect measure.

Could have it been handled better?
Yes I think it could have been handled better in a number of ways. A Tranquilizer dart, butterfly net, fire hose and etc...

But Police don't have those items and they use what the Politicians deemed they be allowed to use.

BTW: The media's shot fired count may also include the numerous Bean-Bags and Taser discharges. But that fact is conflicting depending on the which Media is being used as a source.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/28/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#2  But Police don't have those items

They did have the body mass of 4 armored cops, upwards of 1000 lbs.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Nobody likes melee range. I suppose the easiest would be a sort of modern Retiarius system, though with a grapple instead of a trident. Just kind of let him wear himself out, but I supposed the optics would be triggering, even though everyone goes home alive and well.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2021 18:22 Comments || Top||

Moment man, 43, raises his t-shirt-covered gun at cops and is shot dead at Huntington Beach where hundreds were gathered for US Surfing Open
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Either too stupid to live, or suicide by cop.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/28/2021 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Ask for, and delivered.
No telling what this guy planned on the beach.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/28/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Are nation needs some kind of course in how to aim a camera.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/28/2021 17:13 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Two detained former prime ministers under Algeria’s longtime ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika were handed additional prison sentences for corruption

Two detained former prime ministers under Algeria’s longtime ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika were handed additional prison sentences on Monday for corruption, local media reported.

Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were sentenced to six and five years respectively for money laundering, wasting public money, abuse of office and “awarding contracts in violation of public procurement regulations,” according to the newspapers Ennahar, Echorouk and El Hayat.

The charges related to Hamid Melzi, the former boss of a state firm that runs a luxury residence for government officials as well as a publicly owned hotel company.

Melzi was sentenced to five years in prison, and also faces trial for industrial espionage and “harming the national economy.”

Ouyahia served four times as prime minister between 1995 and 2019, while Sellal led the government from 2014 to 2017 and managed all four of Bouteflika’s election campaigns.

Bouteflika resigned in 2019 under pressure from the army, following weeks of mass protests against his bid for a fifth term in office.

He died this month aged 84 and was quietly buried without the honors accorded to his predecessors.

Following his fall, prosecutors launched a series of enquiries into businessmen close to the veteran ruler, resulting in several serving prison time for graft.

Algeria ranks 104th out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Climate change protesters once again block London’s busy M25 orbital motorway, in defiance of a court injunction
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, the reason gas isn't being delivered in the UK is a shortage of drivers, is it?
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#2  As subjects, they're just SOL for doing anything about it. If they were actually free, they'd beat the hell out of them and drag them off the road.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/28/2021 16:09 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
At least 10 FARC dissidents killed in Colombia bombing, military says
[JPost] At least ten members of a group of FARC rebel dissidents were killed in an armed forces bombing in Colombia's southeastern jungle, the head of the military said on Monday.

Though the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace accord in 2016 and most members demobilized, some former fighters reject the deal and continue to battle the government, which accuses them of illegal mining, drug production and other crimes.

The military bombing took place in a rural area of Morichal Nuevo municipality, in Guainia province, a top area for cultivation of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine.

"At this time we have, partially, the death during the course of military operations of ten bandits from this organization and an important seizure of materiel," General Luis Fernando Navarro, the head of the armed forces, said in a video.

Security sources estimate dissident groups - which sometimes compete with the National Liberation Army guerrillas and crime gangs for territory - number 2,500 fighters.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Armed people threaten blood revenge on blogger's relatives in Chechnya
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[KavkazUzel] Blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov and his brother said that the Chechen authorities had passed a blood feud warning to their relatives in Starye Atagi. The armed men appeared in the village after the dispute between Tumso and the speaker of the Chechen parliament in a voice chat.

As the "Caucasian Knot" wrote in May, the Swedish Foreign Minister requested information from Russia about the involvement of the Chechen authorities in the attempt on the life of blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, which took place in February 2020. A court in Sweden has already recognized Ruslan Mamaev and Elmira Shapiaeva as participants in the attack; they were sentenced to ten and eight years in prison, respectively.

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Posted by: badanov || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remember, the internet brings people together.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

North Korea launches ballistic missile into sea, US State Dept. condemns
[FoxNews] "They missed"
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 05:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  "We were aiming at the sea."
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/28/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  So if they ever attack anyone, they will say "We were aiming at the sea - and missed..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/28/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  State Dept condemns the Nork missile launch. I'm sure the Norks are quaking in their boots. The State Dept. has mistaken the Norks for someone who gives a sh!t. They are already ignoring UN resolutions.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/28/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#4  I doubt Biden's handlers even have the balls to send a wimpy worded letter much less anything stronger.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/28/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

Ford says it will spend $11.4 BILLION to build two new electric car plants in Tennessee and Kentucky that will employ 11,000 people to build its F150 trucks and batteries for them
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 06:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Electric F150??????
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||

#2  As recently as Trump's term in office, US manufacturers were looking to move as much manufacturing capacity to Mexico as they could. Now, not so much. It's almost as if some corporate bigs have foreknowledge that the border ain't gonna be so open forever.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/28/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  With coal 'bad', I'm betting on more nuc power facilities.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Yup...called the "Lightning" G(r)om. Think their order list is at about 300000 now. Starts at $40K base price. They also make a Ford F-150 Hybrid. 3.5L twin turbo powerplant that also charges the batteries. Runs a 7.2KW generator built into the bed.
Posted by: Warthog || 09/28/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#5  ^😢
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#6  I can't help but wonder where they think they're gonna get all the chips they'll need for these electro's. I though my '18 F150 was bad... (electric power steering...jeez)
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#7  So what happens when NYC goes all electric vehicles, but the only electric vehicles available are F-150s?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2021 15:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Swks, what'll happen is they won't be able to recharge them all. Power infrastructure up there sucks.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 19:27 Comments || Top||

#9  I’ll still take an F-150 with a V-8, naturally aspirated.
Posted by: KBK || 09/28/2021 19:42 Comments || Top||

#10  An idea so dumb, only a politician could support it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2021 20:28 Comments || Top||

#11  #9 - I got the 2020 2.7 Ecoboost twin turbo. Every bit as much power (with 10 speed auto) as my old 5.4 V-8
Posted by: Frank G || 09/28/2021 20:30 Comments || Top||

#12  I bought the 2013 F150 Ecoboost with the turbo charged 3.5 L 6 speed the XLT Super Crewcab. Love the damn thing and it pulls the horse trailer with ease. And its fast when the turbo kicks in.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/28/2021 21:45 Comments || Top||

All Hell Is Breaking Loose In Energy Markets
[ZERO] By now readers are well aware that Europe is suffering from a historic gas crisis, one which according to Rabobank is now even more extreme than the US oil price shock.

And unfortunately for Europe's population, with every passing day - and to a lesser extent hedge funds such as Statar Capital which suffered a big loss in the past few days - it's only getting worse. As Bloomberg's Javier Blas notes today, both UK NBP and Dutch TTF natural gas benchmarks have closed the day at their highest ever settlement level, up ~11% on the day (to a closing price equal to more than $26 per mBtu).
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#1  Ha ha. Let them freeze in the dark.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 09/28/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

#2  What about the USA idiot. I normally paid $1.50 a gallon for the last 5 years and recently paid 2.03. In the past I could obtain 3000 gals at that price under a years contract. Now I am unable to get a contract. F blow bit3one!
Posted by: Blossom Tingle2261 || 09/28/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#3  The results of Biden's and those around him's crazy, suicidal energy policies.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/28/2021 18:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Remember, Biden killed the Keystone pipeline.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/28/2021 18:36 Comments || Top||

#5  And Germany is killing their nuclear reactors.
Posted by: KBK || 09/28/2021 19:44 Comments || Top||

Three stocks soar on promise that Infrastructure bill will pass
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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set Thursday as the date for a House vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. She has expressed confidence in it passing, and three alternative energy stocks are soaring today as a result. As of 2 p.m. EDT, XL Fleet (NYSE: XL), Hyliion Holdings (NYSE: HYLN), and Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE) were moving as follows:

XL Fleet was up 10.9%.
Hyliion was up 8.7%.
Clean Energy Fuels was up 10.2%.

XL focuses on the electrification for Class 2-6 commercial fleet vehicles, which range in size from utility vehicles to medium-duty commercial trucks. Hyliion covers the larger size commercial truck fleets by providing electrified powertrains for Class 8 semi trucks. Clean Energy Fuels is working to boost the use of renewable natural gas as a transportation fuel. All three stand to gain from passage of the proposed infrastructure bill.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Solyndra v2.0
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/28/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Natural gas stocks were up even more.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 09/28/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Obama White House alums blast Mark Zuckerberg after Trump rally goers call to "lock him up"
[Salon] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg received harsh criticism from former Obama administration officials following Donald Trump's political rally in Georgia.

When Trump complained about Zuckerberg at the rally, the crowd began chanting "lock him up."

"Well, they should be looking at that, Trump said.

Trump's comments came less than one week after a new report claimed the Facebook CEO cut a deal with Trump to avoid fact-checking political posts. In return, the Trump administration would not impose regulations on the social media behemoth.

"Facebook sold its soul and got a 'lock him up' chant in return. While doing its part to destroy democracy around the world," former Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said.

"This speech is a real indictment of the entire strategy employed by the Facebook public policy team. Years of twisting themselves into a pretzel to appease Trump only to have him through Zuck into imaginary Gitmo," former White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer said.

"Guess those ass-kissing sessions at the White House and letting him break Facebook's rules didn't protect you Mark," former Obama spokesperson Tommy Vietor said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/28/2021 03:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:

#1  STFU you lying sacks of shit.

Your boy Zuck spent half a billlion to help pull off the biggest electoral fraud in our history. And then he suppressed the story of the decade to make sure only a small % of the electorate even knew about the Biden Crime Family.

Zuckerberg more than anyone threw the 2020 election in favor of your mush-brained idiot creep of a president.
Posted by: Hupurt Squank6935 || 09/28/2021 3:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Poor Mark, the cool kids don't like him anymore.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2021 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  What #1 said.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/28/2021 17:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Nobody likes Mark anymore, just his money. It's like that when you're a cyborg.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 19:29 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Nice
Posted by: Frank G || 09/28/2021 20:28 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
US successfully flight tests scramjet-powered hypersonic missile which can travel five times faster than the speed of sound
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 06:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

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