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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
My book pick of the week
[B&N] Oh, the places we’ve explored with Mary Roach as the guide! The morgue, the afterlife, the bedroom, the battlefield, our own alimentary canals, and space. In Fuzz, we follow her gladly down the fraught path of human-wildlife conflicts. What to do when animals break laws meant for humans? Thorny matters indeed. Mary Roach, the science teacher we all wish we’d had in school, is never afraid to ask any question. "I’m here. I might as well ask," she states. That she unabashedly does so means we readers are by far richer for the delicious wildness and range of her curiosity.

Join "America’s funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? As New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

Roach tags along with animal attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and "danger tree" faller-blasters. She travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter’s Square in the early hours before the Pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. Along the way, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and mugging macaques, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.

Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Former Vice-President WHO European Advisory Group: "Unvaccinated people are not dangerous; vaccinated people are dangerous – Should be Quarantined"
[GatewayPundit] The UK Column was able to interview former European Advisory Group of Experts in Immunization at World Health Organization (Vice President) Professor Christian Perronne last August where he specified that COVID-19 policy is “completely stupid”.

Professor Perrone is one of France’s most highly rated experts in infectious diseases and long-time vaccine policy chief. He is being censored and criticized despite his knowledge in the field of viral diseases and vaccines.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 09/19/2021 03:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He will soon disappear one way or another.
Posted by: Dale || 09/19/2021 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  So a Former VP of W.H.O. and a expert in Viral / Vaccine has blown the "Everyone get out of the Pool Whistle".

By saying in part.

..."It’s proven in Israel now, where I’m in contact with many physicians in Israel. They’re having big problems now; severe cases in hospitals are among vaccinated people... "

I guess the question now is.
What will be the latest spin, avoidance or Personal media smear cycle to follow to maintain the VAX narrative?

So in the famous words of Johnny Storm (The Torch) Flame On
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/19/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh, somebody's hair is going to be on fire...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/19/2021 7:59 Comments || Top||

#4  For those who didn't see it I posted a link to this yesterday.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/19/2021 8:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Next question Deaconman is should we vaccinate every month? no, every 10 hours. Virus is the same but Fauci would have you believe variants are novel viruses as he and others have tried to patient them a new viruses.
Posted by: Dale || 09/19/2021 8:53 Comments || Top||

#6  as, dag gum it!. keyboard made that mistake.
Posted by: Dale || 09/19/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Deacon,

the article you linked is from August 20.

yes the situation in Israel, like elsewhere, is not great but it certainly isn't out of control and has improved a bit since that time

also, the Aug 20 article does not support Professor Perronne's statement
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/19/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#8  (R)uh (r)oh !
Posted by: Scooby Doo Gu(r)u || 09/19/2021 9:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Ref #5: Why don't we simply call it what it is and treat accordingly ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

#10  should we vaccinate every month? no, every 10 hours.
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Introducing the new Covid Vaccine Pump - much like those Insulin pumps some people wear. Guaranteed to key you up to spec on the latest Vaccine requirements. Comes with automated, secure, status display for entering restaurants, public restrooms, etc...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/19/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#11  It seems it changes from month to month. The virus I mean. There appears to be no way to control it.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/19/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Wow #10 that was fast. Similar to infusion pump. Status display also, Wow. This suggests remote programming updates to deal with variants. Frequent contact with handlers. Refill, maintenance and so on. Wait, I got it!. nano scale programmable chameleon medical technology( hug well, I doubt that). $$$$$$.
Posted by: Dale || 09/19/2021 12:42 Comments || Top||

#13  We are talking variants. Pump suggest perhaps a direct DNA-RNA manipulation. Scotty just download me into a Robot, model of my choice please. Dag nab it; hung well, missed letter. Hope that is fixed with my next upgrade.
Posted by: Dale || 09/19/2021 12:50 Comments || Top||

#14  And it all runs on the Google-Gates-Fauchi Platform! What could possibly go wrong!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/19/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#15  I like the insulin pump idea, and I'll go one further. Fauci can control it remotely from his office.
Posted by: Angstrom || 09/19/2021 13:54 Comments || Top||

#16  Given the massive destructive impact of the Wuhan Plague and its persistent lasting impacts on the West, the main enemy of the global ambitions of the CCP, has anyone seriously looked at any post-pandemic manipulation and if there is any indication of it, is there any statistical correlation of morbidity/virulence associated with racial types?
I admit it is a conspiracy theorists/tinfoil hat premise to posit, but I seem to recall something in the dim past about the bio-weapons research by the Chinese PLA for a bioweapon with heightened effect on non-asian subjects. And certainly, they have to have seen the devastation the release has caused in the West.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/19/2021 14:21 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Tucker Carlson Eviscerates Joe Biden for Droning Kids and Raises Some Important Points
[Red State] Yesterday, the Pentagon and White House finally admitted that they didn’t hit ISIS-K fighters when they droned a vehicle in Kabul last month. Instead, seven children were part of the death toll and no enemy combatants were struck.

At the time, the Biden administration took an inexcusable victory lap, calling it a "righteous strike" while using it as proof that the president’s claim of "over the horizon" capability was proven to be highly effective. Keep in mind, this was after 13 Americans had been murdered by a suicide bomber just days earlier.

Last night, Tucker Carlson took to the airwaves to lambast the Biden administration for its rank incompetence and unwillingness to hold anyone accountable. While doing so, he hit on some very important points that I think are worthy of discussion.

Carlson begins with the most obvious fact: that this strike was done to make Biden look good. The Pentagon went all out in playing it up in the aftermath, claiming — with no equivocation — that "multiple suicide bombers" were killed. They also claimed to have seen multiple secondary explosions, something that we now know never happened. Also, in what may have been a veiled swipe at Fox News’ Pentagon stenographer extraordinaire, Jennifer Griffin, Carlson put up one of the claims she had regurgitated. In the end, every detail she reported without question was completely false.

At another point, Carlson played a montage of media analysts on networks like CNN and MSNBC lauding Biden for the strike, asserting that it was evidence that America’s ability to conduct counter-terrorism operations was strong. Of course, that "ability" ended up murdering children, in a strike that was meant to cover for the president’s asinine handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

What that once again illustrates, as Carlson points out, is how vapid our "expert" class truly is. These are career mediocrities who knew absolutely nothing about that what had transpired, yet they took to the airwaves to declare the strike a success simply for partisan reasons. There’s something especially gross about that, given how disastrous the overall situation was and continues to be.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Carlson's team have done a superb job. This video brings the tragic drone zapp into focus.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2021 5:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Pravda's mendacity was more dignified than these assholes' obscene shilling for Biden
Posted by: Brutus || 09/19/2021 5:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah. Where are all the "Why do they hate us?" stories like right after 9/11 or when GITMO was established?

Crickets...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/19/2021 8:18 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Mukden: The battle on which the fate of Japan and Russia depended.
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
By Oleg Airapetov

[REGNUM] In the winter of 1905, against the background of the revolution that had begun in St. Petersburg, news from Manchuria, where the war continued without much success, again became particularly acute. The apotheosis of the land battles was the Battle of Mukden, which began on February 6, 1905. With the success of weapons, the emperor pinned his hopes for the restoration of the authority of the monarchy, for victory not only over the external, but also over the internal enemy.

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Posted by: badanov || 09/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: WoT
Why the rise of Sikh separatism in the United States needs to be flagged harder
[OneIndia] The Indian security agencies have repeatedly stated that the Khalistan Death Eaters backed by the ISI would look to make a comeback. While the terror modules within the country are largely under control, the worry is the rise of Sikh separatism.

For several years now, groups backing the Khalistan movement have operated in the United States, Canada and London. The Sikhs for Justice in particular is a notorious outfit led by proscribed terrorist, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. He was declared as an individual terrorist under the UAPA from promoting secessionism and encouraging Sikh youth to take up arms.

In the backdrop of the same, a leading think-tank in the United States said that the US cannot allow separatist movements from India, including those with ties to murderous Moslem and terrorist groups, to grow unchecked among its otherwise law-abiding Sikh community. The report published by the Hudson Institute is titled, "Pakistain's Destabilisation Playbook: Khalistani Activism in the US." The report has been jointly authored by leading experts, Husain Haqqani, Christine Fair, Aparna Pande, Sam Westrop, Seth Oldmixon and Michael Rubin.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  No country wants to lose a chunk of their property so I understand India's reluctance but if they gave up Punjab and Kashmir to the a Independent Sikh state Kashmir they'd have a nice buffer state with Pakistan that might be worth thinking about.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/19/2021 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  The Kashmir independence movement is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pakistan’s ISI, rjschwarz.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/19/2021 0:31 Comments || Top||

#3  I added a Related search for the term Khalistan, which yielded
the following edifying auto-translation for Khalistan Liberation Force:

...Khalistan is the idea of an independent Sikh homeland in the Indian (and Pak, but they don't dwell on that) Punjab. The local troublemakers are financed by the Sikh diaspora, who love the idea of the folks they left behind murdering their neighbours before dying romantically for a hopeless idea, with training and additional funding from Pakistain’s ISI as yet another arrow in their quiver aimed at the Indian throat. The Khalistan Liberation Force, like Antifa, is the umbrella for a bunch of Sikh groups that have engaged in armed struggle® against India since the 1980s...
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/19/2021 0:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Kashmir originally belonged to the Hindu Pandits, some portion of whose working class were Moslem, so the identity issues are unrelated to Sikh independence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/19/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Bennett-Sissi meeting shows Egypt wants to expand Israel ties, but up to a point
[IsraelTimes] Open nature of meeting sends encouraging message that cold peace could see a thaw, but Cairo remains very wary of provoking the public where anti-Israel sentiment dominates.

Israeli officials — not least of all the prime minister — expressed great satisfaction and optimism after Naftali Bennett’s first meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi that the cold peace that Israel has made do with since 1979 is about to thaw.

Bennett said after the Monday visit to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that he had "an important and very good meeting" with Sissi, in which the two "laid the foundation for deep ties moving forward."
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/19/2021 02:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under:


Science & Technology
Contradictions and Then Some
[PJMedia] The controversy over the efficacy and safety of the COVID vaccines and boosters, and the validity of vaccine passports, seems only to have grown more pronounced and, indeed, more vehement with every passing week. The apologists for the vaccines—political leaders, medical "experts" (usually government-affiliated), the media and the punditocracy—have deposed that everyone must be vaccinated, unleashing an army of "fact-checkers" to torpedo any dissident argument and call the credentials and bona fides of highly accredited objectors into question, that is, when they are not being summarily censored.

The legacy press, as to be expected, is busy advancing the staple narrative of the official echelons. There are very few exceptions. I have just come across a particularly egregious and representative sample of such sanctimonious special pleading by Jonathan Kay in Canada’s National Post, worth attending to as an example of hack opportunism to be met with almost everywhere in the mainstream media. The moving finger writes, but in the case of the majority of journalists, only after it has gauged the direction of the wind.

As for our politicians and public health bureaucracies, they have put all their eggs in the mRNA vaccine basket and are now incapable of responding honestly to the bankruptcy of their policies. Their only strategy is to double down on their failure and persist in terrifying a gullible citizenry.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Like I have been saying for over a year now.

The whole "official word" covering the Who, What, When, Where and How long. Regarding the Covid-19/21 virus and it handling and vaccination process.
Has been a constantly moving target and that constant change has only bred distrust in any "NEW" weekly information.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/19/2021 14:06 Comments || Top||



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Sun 2021-09-19
  Indonesia's most wanted ISIS militant killed in shootout
Sat 2021-09-18
  Roads Into Panjshir Reopen, Telecom Services Resume
Fri 2021-09-17
  US imposes sanctions on five individuals it says are linked to alQaeda
Thu 2021-09-16
  Seven Pakistani soldiers, five militants killed in gun battle in South Waziristan
Wed 2021-09-15
  US says nearly 500 Afghan citizens evacuated from Uzbekistan
Tue 2021-09-14
  Taliban seize $6 million and golden bricks from Amrullah Saleh’s residence
Mon 2021-09-13
  Zawahiri, believed dead, appears in video on 9/11 anniversary.
Bin Laden, known dead, doesn't.
Sun 2021-09-12
  National Resistance Front of Panjshir province have retaken three areas of the province from the Taliban
Sat 2021-09-11
  Dozens of Afghan evacuees flagged by DHS as potential security threats
Fri 2021-09-10
  Taliban agreed to allow 200 foreigners to leave Afghanistan
Thu 2021-09-09
  Resistance leaders Massoud, Saleh still in Afghanistan's Panjshir, setting up parallel govt
Wed 2021-09-08
  UN Vows Full Support For The Taliban
Tue 2021-09-07
  Four Americans Leave Afghanistan by Land in First Departures Since US Pullout
Mon 2021-09-06
  Pak Taliban claims suicide blast near Afghan border that killed 4
Sun 2021-09-05
  General Milley: ‘What You Saw Unfold' with Afghanistan Evacuation Was One of the Plans'

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