Hi there, !
Today Tue 01/18/2022 Mon 01/17/2022 Sun 01/16/2022 Sat 01/15/2022 Fri 01/14/2022 Thu 01/13/2022 Wed 01/12/2022 Archives
Rantburg
490042 articles and 1729677 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 60 articles and 230 comments as of 22:10.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order
Authorities in hours-long standoff at Colleyville synagogue, no injuries reported
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 3: Non-WoT
10 21:35 Woodrow [204] 
16 22:03 Woodrow [261] 
4 21:37 Woodrow [151] 
4 10:30 NN2N1 [148] 
0 [80] 
4 11:10 trailing wife [149] 
4 06:22 Besoeker [182] 
9 23:46 Skidmark [188] 
21 22:07 Woodrow [273] 
15 10:50 Chris [247] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
1 20:38 Rex Mundi [151]
29 23:56 Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 [398]
1 21:29 Woodrow [92]
7 23:42 Percy Snomoper7500 [259]
0 [94]
0 [72]
0 [62]
0 [61]
0 [90]
0 [84]
1 10:40 Chris [125]
0 [58]
0 [105]
0 [82]
1 11:28 Skidmark [179]
0 [122]
0 [64]
0 [84]
2 14:02 Percy Flotle3938 [121]
0 [121]
0 [105]
Page 2: WoT Background
8 23:50 Percy Snomoper7500 [223]
2 21:58 Woodrow [87]
0 [54]
18 21:45 Merrick Ferret [266]
0 [45]
2 06:11 Glenmore [95]
0 [72]
0 [44]
0 [48]
0 [57]
1 00:18 Raj [127]
0 [68]
0 [72]
Page 4: Opinion
0 [72]
9 21:48 Woodrow [167]
2 22:05 Woodrow [120]
3 23:59 Percy Snomoper7500 [170]
1 08:39 Mercutio [96]
7 09:00 Merrick Ferret [220]
Page 6: Politix
7 21:52 Woodrow [137]
12 19:52 swksvolFF [200]
4 21:53 Woodrow [159]
0 [91]
5 21:56 Woodrow [156]
1 13:11 Deacon Blues [81]
0 [114]
16 21:55 Woodrow [279]
1 10:22 Tom [80]
2 17:51 JohnQC [148]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
Judge to decide if Wisconsin parade suspect will stand trial for murder
[KOMONEWS] A judge is set to decide Friday whether a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, will stand trial for murder.

Darrell Brooks
...racist would-be rapper, actual wife beater and career criminal, responsible for the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre...
Jr. is set to appear in Waukesha County court before Judge Michael Bohren for a preliminary hearing. Such hearings, when the judge decides whether there's enough evidence to hold a defendant for trial, are usually a formality but can shed light on defense and prosecution strategies.

According to the criminal complaint, Brooks drove his mother's maroon Ford Escape into the parade in downtown Waukesha on Nov. 21. He kept going despite coppers' demands to stop, with some officers telling Sherlocks it appeared the driver was trying to intentionally hit people and "citizen witnesses" telling detectives the SUV never slowed down.

Some of the people he hit flew up onto the hood of the Escape; at one point Brooks had to lean out the driver's window to steer because a person had landed on the windshield, according to the complaint.

Six people were killed and dozens more injured. District Attorney Susan Opper charged Brooks with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide a few days later. He would face life in prison if he's convicted on even one count. Opper this week added scores of additional charges, including reckless endangerment, hit-and-run involving death, bail jumping and battery.

Any possible motives remain unknown. Court documents filed Wednesday allege Brooks beat the mother of his child minutes before driving into the parade because she refused to bail him out of jail after he was arrested for allegedly running her over with the same vehicle earlier in November.
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Question: Were innocence family members MURDERED?
YES !

Is the Judge too stupid to understand a 2500 LBS vehicle is a weapon?

Seems So.

Start the Judges RECALL.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/15/2022 5:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Just walk him out in the courtyard and drop a car on him
Posted by: Frank G || 01/15/2022 7:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Judge has seen Death Race 2000 too many times?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/15/2022 7:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Just a formality! It's not NYC or LA or Chicago.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/15/2022 8:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Let's blame "SUV Violence."

Pay no attention to that trove of BLM-supporting social media posts.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Hoping to plead down to "Failure to Yield the Right-of-way"
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/15/2022 8:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Ordered to stand trial. The judge mumbles "hot potato" and leaves it to the DA or some court appointed "expert" to engineer an exit ramp for the "Bubba Wallace of Wisconsin."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 8:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Memory holed by American Pravda. Search for "site:nytimes.com" + Waukesha + Brooks yields no results since the week of the massacre, in November.

Not one damned mention. Total suppression of a deliberate race massacre by a BLM supporter.

Had it been W-on-B, we'd have heard about 24/7 for the last 10 weeks, Biden would be fulminating, and coast to coast candlelight vigils would be organized
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 8:56 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ By "candlelight vigil," Merrick, I assume you mean arson-driven BLM riots.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 8:58 Comments || Top||

#10  Excuses... excuses... "He was high.... no responsible..."

Brooks' attorney, public defender Anna Kees, suggested that Brooks was high during the incident, noting that officers who arrested him noticed he smelled of marijuana and his eyes were red and glassy.

She maintained that he couldn't turn off the parade route because the side streets were barricaded and full of spectators. She noted, too, that he told detectives that he didn't mean to kill anyone and couldn't bring himself to look when detectives showed him photos of the carnage.

Opper countered that all Brooks had to do was stop the vehicle and even if he was high on marijuana he still committed multiple crimes.

Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/15/2022 9:00 Comments || Top||

#11  By "candlelight vigil," Merrick, I assume you mean arson-driven BLM riots.

MM, those would've happened if the cops had shot Brooks
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 9:04 Comments || Top||

#12  #10, yes, I can see it. The dope defense, or as it's known on the street, the "Get Out of Jail Freak" card...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 9:07 Comments || Top||

#13  But drunk driving doesn’t excuse harm done, right?
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2022 9:55 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ Unless it's an illegal driving without a license. Often, by the time they kill, they have been soft-pedaled on multiple DUI stops.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 10:04 Comments || Top||

#15  I was high a few times I have been arrested. The judge did not give 1 shit when sentencing.
Posted by: Chris || 01/15/2022 10:50 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Hospital System Backs Off Race-Based Treatment Policy After Legal Threat
[Free Beacon] One of the largest hospital systems in the United States gave race more weight than diabetes, obesity, asthma, and hypertension combined in its allocation scheme for COVID treatments, only to reverse the policy after threats of legal action.

SSM Health, a Catholic health system that operates 23 hospitals across Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, began using the scoring system last year to allocate scarce doses of Regeneron, the antibody cocktail that President Donald Trump credited for his recovery from COVID-19. A patient must score at least 20 points to qualify for the drug. The rubric gives three points to patients with diabetes, one for obesity, one for asthma, and one for hypertension, for a total of six points. Identifying as "Non-White or Hispanic" race, on the other hand, nets a patient seven points, regardless of age or underlying conditions.

In a Dec. 30 email to physicians, the health system said it would use the same rubric for Sotrovimab, a monoclonal antibody treatment that has proven effective against the now-dominant Omicron variant.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2022 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
SNIDE SARCASM SWITCH ON

Published: Jan 12, 2022
In looking at the C-19/22 VAX Racial Demographics we quickly find... as of this week, federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 74.4% of the total population in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


... However, over the course of the US vaccination rollout, Black and Hispanic people have been the less likely (than their White counterparts) to receive a VAX..

So if it clear certain Racial Groups are dodging the VAX and the Socialist Democrat Liberals and Uncle Joe demands "Social VAX Justice"?

Shouldn't those Groups be focused on to make it equal??

Or are we looking at the usual Socialist-Democrat dual application standard again?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/15/2022 5:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Now an....unwritten policy. Worked for the gov't for decades.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2022 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Does anyone know that Democrats are not Socialists? Democrats are corporatists. They do not want to seize the means of production and hand them to the workers. They want to keep the means of production for themselves.

Democrats despise Socialists. Remember when they cheated Bernie Sanders out of the nomination? Twice?
Posted by: Sheter the Lesser9291 || 01/15/2022 9:53 Comments || Top||

#4  ????? Given Democrats have been adopting Socialism since Obama I would respectfully cahllenge the comment.


1. An Aug. 2021 survey by Fox News conducted found that 59% of Democratic voters hold a favorable opinion of socialism, compared to 49% who said the same of capitalism.

2. 44% of Democrats hold an unfavorable view of capitalism, compared to 31% who view socialism negatively.

3. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York self admitted SD.

4. Is it the GOP or the DNC pushing 75%++ Taxation, social realignment and a monthly socialist style paycheck?.

5.Of course the SD's in office must not be SD's just play actors. US Socialist Democrat Elected Officials

6. Gov. Social assistance eg.... 40++ million Americans benefited from SNAP, with over $57.1 billion spent.

7. OBAMA-CARE

8. August 13, 2018 GALLUP Poll
Democrats More Positive About Socialism Than Capitalism.

9. The Democrat Leadership Unwillingness to Condemn Anarchy and Violence in over 20 Riots in the last 2 years. In fact many DC leadership expressed their "understanding" and support of the PORTLAND, SEATTLE, etc... Rioters, looters. BUT immediately condemn any Bill Of Rights protesters.

10. Defunding the Police so the rioters can steal and & burn wealthier areas, does not sound like PRO-USA, it sound like Socialist anarchy.

11. Ok what drives the BLM and Antifa rioters/looters? Even their leadership openly support Socialism and communism and Redistribute of Private Property.

There is likely another 50+ easy example, but I feel I have open the curtain on this enough.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/15/2022 10:30 Comments || Top||


'Under your leadership women have been set back decades'
Him, too?
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder how long she put up with his shit, only to now get religion?
Posted by: Raj || 01/15/2022 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  When you stop moving up, it's time to move out.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 0:22 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Ditto that !.
Posted by: Dale || 01/15/2022 3:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Her payments suddenly stop ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2022 6:22 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Tonga volcano captured in vivid sat video.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 01/15/2022 08:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sea level rise and temperature rise, all in a single event!

BBC

Map in case you forgot where Tonga is located.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/15/2022 9:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Biden can sniff out an underage tonga at 50 paces
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 9:11 Comments || Top||


#4  Bunch 'o those islands gonna tip over.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/15/2022 11:46 Comments || Top||

#5  For comparison, the earthquake associated with the Mt. St. Helens eruption was a magnitude 5.1 temblor.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 11:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Now, if we could just get one for the East coast.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2022 11:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Preferably, the Northeast coast, please...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 11:51 Comments || Top||

#8  This just offset any economic suicide by climate change measures for about 50 years
Posted by: Frank G || 01/15/2022 12:36 Comments || Top||

#9  Preferably, the Northeast coast, please...

What am I, a sacrificial lamb or something?
Posted by: Raj || 01/15/2022 12:42 Comments || Top||


#11  Spare the accountants.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 12:44 Comments || Top||

#12  If the climate activists were as committed as they say, they would have thrown themselves into their local volcano and this wouldn't be happening. Sad.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2022 13:18 Comments || Top||

#13  We gonna get a San Fran Street Cleaner out of this?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2022 13:51 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ nope. 'S indelible
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 14:23 Comments || Top||

#15  #12 If the climate activists were as committed as they say, they would have thrown themselves into their local volcano

Don't volcanoes demand virgins, not syphilic crossdressing millennials?
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/15/2022 22:00 Comments || Top||

#16  Has anyone on those islands survived?

By the way volcanoes typically blot out the sun leading to cooling.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/15/2022 22:03 Comments || Top||


RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Will Remain in Prison
[An Nahar] Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole by Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,'s governor, who said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn't taken responsibility for a crime that altered American history.Kennedy, a U.S. senator from New York, was shot moments after he claimed victory in California's pivotal Democratic presidential primary. Five others were maimed during the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Democratic Gov. Gavin can't be Bee'd Newsom
...the Mitt Romneyesque mayor of San Francisco as it transformed itself into Poopville, currently governor of California as it transforms itself into Cinderland...
...and incidentally a cousin of Paul Pelosi, Jr...
who has cited RFK as his political hero, rejected a recommendation from a two-person panel of parole commissioners who said Sirhan, 77, should be freed. The panel's recommendation in August had divided the Kennedy family, with two of RFK's sons — Douglas Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — supporting his release, and their siblings and mother vehemently opposing it.
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Duran Duran?

Boutros & Boutros, anyone?
Posted by: Raj || 01/15/2022 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  [NYT]John Hinckley Jr., Who Tried to Kill Reagan, Will Be Free in June
...Shooting a (R) President is "not so bad" as killing a Kennedy, right?
Posted by: magpie || 01/15/2022 12:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Glen Glenn Studios?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/15/2022 14:20 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 Tutu.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/15/2022 17:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Major Major
Major Major
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 17:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Dick "Dick" Durbin
Posted by: Frank G || 01/15/2022 18:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Not to be confused with a dik-dik...



Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 19:01 Comments || Top||

#8  One is a flaming subgenius corrupt asshole of hate....the other is cute...nevermind, you already know
Posted by: Frank G || 01/15/2022 19:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Death By Hanging From a Doorknob
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2022 23:46 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
NH Tries to Remove Son because Daddy Gave Him Ivermectin
[Epoch Times] One of New Hampshire’s leading political conservatives is fighting to keep his children from the state’s child protection services agency after giving his 13-year-old son ivermectin.

JR Hoell is the founder of ReOpen NH, an activist group that criticizes COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Hoell, who has also led public education reform efforts and promotes Second Amendment and homeschooling rights, told The Epoch Times that the New Hampshire Division of Children Youth and Family (DCYF) showed up at his doorstep on the night of Dec. 9 with an emergency ex parte order to take custody of his son.

"I want to go on the record as calling the DCYF a terrorist organization," Hoell told The Epoch Times, "they have no grounds to seek removal of my son from his home."

The emergency order, a copy of which was provided to The Epoch Times, claimed the teen "was at risk of coma or death due to the amount of ivermectin administered to him."

At that point in time, it had been nearly two weeks since his son had taken any ivermectin, according to Hoell. The entire family used pharmacy-grade Ivermectin he ordered online from an international company to treat COVID back in November.

It was a nurse practitioner named "Karen" who saw Hoell’s son for a routine follow-up exam on the morning of Dec. 9 that called the DCYF on Hoell.
And DCYF went into overdrive after that.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/15/2022 09:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Surprised they didn't go after the guy for practicing medicine without a license.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/15/2022 12:32 Comments || Top||

#2  USSA. It's here.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 12:38 Comments || Top||

#3  I give my dog Ivermectin monthly on veterinarian's orders. It's called Heartgard for parasite prevention. Hope they don't come after me.

Posted by: jpal || 01/15/2022 13:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Latest sales pitch I heard for shotting kids, is that kids who Catch The Covid! are more likely to contract diabetes.

Not, you know, sitting on their ass two+ years, gaining 30-50 pounds, and eating is the only escape from the constant harassment and doom messaging.

But yeah. Tested positive for maybe Covid. That caused the diabetes.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2022 14:18 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Again, an untestable assertion at this point. Do they have a kid who had COVID and developed diabetes? Some kids do. So, they may have a correlation at this point. No no proof of causation at all.

Next up: COVID prevents Listerine from killing the germs that cause bad breath. And I'm not joking.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 14:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Some kids do (develop diabetes) It's not just a disease of the old and fat. You can actually find data on that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 14:24 Comments || Top||

#7  OTOH, if the vaxx turns out to be a disaster for most ten years down the road, the gummint / COVIDian religious complex's company line will be "There was no way to know that would happen."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 14:29 Comments || Top||

#8  True, kids and otherwise healthy people have and will develop diabetes.

There are those who are susceptible who would never know they were unless they gained 30lbs with a bad diet.

Saw a report around 56 weeks into 2 weeks which noted that Americans, on average, gained 30lbs over that year. I need some help wrapping my head around that, because we didn't house arrest, but I remember the Freshman 15, where college freshmen who gave up any activity other than getting to and from class would gain, on average, 15 lbs. And they did.

I can see how people sitting around the house with nothing to do but computer and eat make themselves susceptible to a number of health problems.

Ten year old doesn't need 30lbs to be overweight, more like 10 or 15, and we all know once that snowball starts rolling down the hill it is tough to stop it, especially if exercise is removed from the remedy.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2022 15:11 Comments || Top||

#9  My gut though, considered where I heard the pitch, is that there will be an attempt to blame health, and mental, conditions the children have developed on not getting the shots, because those who have got the shots "do not get as severe of symptoms".

Gotta get those moms scared again, especially the hold-outs.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2022 15:13 Comments || Top||

#10  One of New Hampshire’s leading political conservatives

Explains it all. Yes the DCYF a terrorist organization and hats off to Hoell for calling that trash out. They would go after his if he gave his kids fresh squeezed orange juice.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/15/2022 21:35 Comments || Top||


Ray Epps was ‘Present’ at January 6 Riot
[Epoch Times] The attorney for Capitol Hill protest participant Ray Epps, former FBI agent John Blischak, told The Epoch Times on Jan. 12 that his client has been interviewed by federal law enforcers and "unequivocally, he is not an FBI informant."
"agent, yes, but not an informant"
"He was interviewed by the FBI in Arizona," he said. "I was present during that interview, and unequivocally, he is not an FBI informant."

Asked whether Epps is an asset for any government agency—law enforcement, intelligence, or otherwise—Blischak said, "Not to my knowledge."
Maybe he was just a run-of-the-mill Agent Provocateur.
When asked to characterize Epps’s actions on Jan. 5 and 6, Blischak said, "Merely present."
Well, I'm convinced!
Posted by: Bobby || 01/15/2022 08:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  When asked to characterize Epps’s actions on Jan. 5 and 6, Blischak said, "Merely present."

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2022 8:35 Comments || Top||

#2  merely, adv. from Middle English = fully; completely. cf C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 8:40 Comments || Top||


#4  I hope his wedding barn business gets termites.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/15/2022 21:37 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
US has information that indicates Russia has prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Sounds like the Russians have read the FBI J6 internal memo.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 01/15/2022 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Natasha Bertrand? Riiiiight.

This little twat is the stupidest MSNBC mouthpiece of all, which is saying something. She literally built her career on the back of a monstrous multitude of lies pumping up the great Russia Hoax. She repeated idiotic lies from the "dossier." She lied about FISA. She lied about Carter Page. She's the biggest dupe the anti-Trumpers in FB-eye and C!A could have found.

Moronic mendacious little cvnt: literally none of her "scoops" has even an ounce of credibility.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 1:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Bertrand is so pathetically stupid, evenWaPo attacked her.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 1:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Doesn't mean she's wrong. I'd say the odds Putin has people ready to give him an excuse are as near certainty as anything.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/15/2022 1:27 Comments || Top||

#5  While this is going on Biden is picking a fight with North Korea. And NK is pissed.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 01/15/2022 3:07 Comments || Top||

#6  He's got to get a war started somewhere to divert attention from the miserable job he and his people are doing here at home.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2022 6:18 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ The Bidet misministration will f*ck that up too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 8:11 Comments || Top||

#8  He's got to get a war started somewhere to divert attention from the miserable job he and his people are doing here at home.

I knew one of the Apocalyptic Horsemen was absent. Pestilence, Death, Famine were all riding high; we just needed War to saddle up to make it a full cohort.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 8:28 Comments || Top||

#9  Or the US is doing a false flag to justify intervening in the Ukraine to protect the elite's lucrative scam operations.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/15/2022 9:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Bertrand is herself a certified House Organ and Useful Tool for our Deep State's dezinformatsiya campaigns
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/15/2022 9:42 Comments || Top||

#11  Who cares if Russia does take over the Ukraine? We have enough problems to worry about than that shit.
Posted by: Chris || 01/15/2022 10:48 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ Well, if Ukraine goes off the table, the rest of us will be on the hook for the Big Guy's 10%, Crack-pipe's paychecks and Vindman's meal plan. Also Viki Nuland and Evelyn Farkas' makeup allowances. Frightening possibilities.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 10:51 Comments || Top||

#13  Bertrand is so pathetically stupid, evenWaPo attacked her.

Her pedigree includes Business Insider, which did some of the worst reporting on the civil war n southeastern Ukraine.

If there is such a thing as net stupidity, Business Insider sells/provides it daily.
Posted by: badanov || 01/15/2022 11:11 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ Business Insider - the Hank Blodgett rag. Forbes - a bad joke since Malcolm Forbes left the scene.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 11:15 Comments || Top||

#15  Well, if Ukraine goes off the table, the rest of us will be on the hook for the Big Guy's 10%, Crack-pipe's paychecks and Vindman's meal plan. Also Viki Nuland and Evelyn Farkas' makeup allowances. Frightening possibilities.

Yeah, there's no invasion sign until we see Banks and Law Offices, Pipeline Managers' computer server banks go out in a melting thermite flash.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2022 13:28 Comments || Top||

#16  The history of foreigners attempting to invade Russia is even worse than Afghanistan. It looked at first like Napoleon and Hitler were walking all over the place. But when the Russian winter hits it all goes to hell. It took longer than that with the Mongols but eventually they got their asses handed to them as well. If Biden is worried about his ratings now, just wait until he gets his ass kicked in Russia. If I was in the military I'd be looking to get out before the shit hits the fan.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/15/2022 14:28 Comments || Top||

#17  ^ Would that there was anyone at the Pentagon versed in that history and looking out for the practical ramifications as opposed to doing whatever the idiots tell them to do.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 14:33 Comments || Top||

#18  The history of foreigners attempting to invade Russia is even worse than Afghanistan. It looked at first like Napoleon and Hitler were walking all over the place.

The last time Russia invaded anyone (Georgia (2008) was a punitive operation) was in the mid 1800 in the Balkans. This precipitated the Krimean War which Russia lost.

Eventually, the terms of the treaty which ended the war the Tsars managed to negotiated away.

As long as Ukraine's crazies don't fire directly on Russian troops, there won't be an invasion.

My personal opinion. Your mileage may vary.
Posted by: badanov || 01/15/2022 14:53 Comments || Top||

#19  The history of Russian troops outside of Russia is generally not good with the notable exceptions of when they repelled invasions from Western countries like France and Germany. However, the history of troops from other countries inside of Russia is generally disastrous.

If Biden wants to look macho by sending weapons to the Ukrainians he might get away with it. But I'm afraid he's such a moron that he does not appreciate how closely Ukraine's history is intertwined with Russia. Ukraine is not Poland. Putting NATO troops in Ukraine would be like Putin putting his troops in Mexico.

Then you have people like Jen Psaki and John Kirby saying Putin is preparing a false flag operation as a pretext to invade Ukraine. Maybe. But, especially after the Afghanistan withdrawal, these people do not inspire confidence.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/15/2022 16:21 Comments || Top||

#20  It's not even something anybody with any brains should need to be talked out of.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2022 16:25 Comments || Top||

#21  As long as Ukraine's crazies don't fire directly on Russian troops, there won't be an invasion.

Ah, I'll take that bet and raise you 32 points to cover the spread.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/15/2022 22:07 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Shanghai meets Omicron
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 01/15/2022 00:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Cyber
PayPal faces lawsuit for freezing customer accounts and (stealing) funds
[YahooFinance] Three PayPal users who've allegedly had their accounts frozen and funds taken by the company without explanation have filed a federal lawsuit against the online payment service. The plaintiffs — two users from California and one from Chicago — are accusing the company of unlawfully seizing their personal property and violating racketeering laws. They're now proposing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all other users who've had their accounts frozen before and are seeking restitution, as well as punitive and exemplary damages.

Lena Evans, one of the plaintiffs who'd been a PayPal user for 22 years, said the website seized $26,984 from her account six months after it got frozen without ever telling her why. Evans had been using PayPal to buy and sell clothing on eBay, to exchange money for a poker league she owns and for a non-profit that helps women with various needs.

Fellow plaintiff Roni Shemtov said PayPal seized over $42,000 of her money and never got an acceptable reason for why her account was terminated. She received several different explanations when she contacted the company: One customer rep said it was because she used the same IP and computer as other Paypal users, while another said it was because she sold yoga clothing at 20 to 30 percent lower than retail. Yet another representative allegedly said it was because she used multiple accounts, which she denies.

Shbadan Akylbekov, the third plaintiff, said PayPal seized over $172,000 of his money without giving him any explanation why the account got limited in the first place. Akylbekov used the account of a company his wife owns to sell Hyaluron pens, which are needle-less pens that inject hyaluronic acid into the skin. After the money disappeared from the account following a six-month freeze, PayPal allegedly sent his wife a letter that says she "violated PayPal's User Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) by accepting payments for the sale of injectable fillers not approved by the FDA." It also said that the money was taken from her account "for its liquidated damages arising from those AUP violations pursuant to the User Agreement."

PayPal has long angered many a user for limiting accounts and freezing their funds for six months or more. One high-profile case was American poker player Chris Moneymaker's who had $12,000 taken from his account after six months of being limited. Moneymaker was already in the process of asking people to join him in a class action lawsuit before his funds were "mysteriously returned."
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 01/15/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  eg. Tried to make an R.B. donation using a Wally World VISA Gift Card in early Dec. 2021 using a via poplar VPN circuit I have.

On the 3rd try after a collection of extra questions it frozen my account and denied the transaction.

Have not bothered to call or reactivate it.
The Wife (home now also) & I, will seek alt. donation means.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/15/2022 4:45 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Just sent you an email.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2022 6:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Glad both of you are home now..thoughts and prayers going out to you from Mrs. Warthog and me
Posted by: Warthog || 01/15/2022 7:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Very glad to hear you both are returning to health, NN2N1!

Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2022 11:10 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
28[untagged]
6Islamic State
4Boko Haram (ISIS)
2Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats
2Taliban/IEA
2Devout Moslems
2Sublime Porte
1Arab Spring
1Pak Taliban (TTP)
1Moslem Colonists
1al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent
1Fulani Herdsmen (Boko Haram)
1PLO
1Govt of Iraq
1Commies
1Hezbollah
1[untagged]
1Govt of Iran Proxies
1Banditti
1Jamaat-e-Islami
1Houthis

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog











On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2022-01-15
  Authorities in hours-long standoff at Colleyville synagogue, no injuries reported
Fri 2022-01-14
  IRGC launched solid-fuel satellite rocket into space
Thu 2022-01-13
  TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani killed in axe attack
Wed 2022-01-12
  Lebanon’s currency has lost more than 15 percent of its value since the start of the year
Tue 2022-01-11
  FBI Refuses To Say How Many Informants Were Involved In Jan. 6 Violence
Mon 2022-01-10
  Turkish FM: Our Forces in Libya aren't a 'Foreign Power'
Sun 2022-01-09
  Gunmen kill 140 people in Nigeria: residents
Sat 2022-01-08
  Wannabe terrorist in failed bid to join Syrian jihad jailed for 12 years
Fri 2022-01-07
  Bandits Attack Five Zamfara Communities, Kill Many Residents
Thu 2022-01-06
  UN peacekeepers' convoy attacked in south Lebanon
Wed 2022-01-05
  Government falls in Kazakhstan
Tue 2022-01-04
  Iran Vows Revenge unless Trump Tried for Soleimani Killing
Mon 2022-01-03
  Bandits Kidnap 18, Kill One Along Kaduna Birnin Gwari Road
Sun 2022-01-02
  France: +800 carbecues on New Year's Eve
Sat 2022-01-01
  Arrests made in shooting death of Illinois police sergeant

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
18.232.59.38
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Operations (21)    WoT Background (13)    Opinion (6)    (0)    Politix (10)