[DailyMail] George Andrew Romero, the legendary creator of the Night Of The Living Dead zombie film franchise, has died from complications from lung cancer. He was 77.
Romero passed away in his sleep at his Toronto home on Sunday, listening to his favorite film score from 1952's The Quiet Man, surrounded by his wife Suzanne and daughter Tina, his family confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
His death came following a 'brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, his family said. More at the link
[HotAir] The Twin Cities law enforcement community finds itself in another deadly shooting controversy just days after St. Anthony police offered a buyout to an officer acquitted in the Philando Castile shooting last year [see update]. Late Saturday night, a woman who had called Minneapolis police to report suspicious noises in the area got shot and killed while talking to the responding officers. Justine Damond, an immigrant from Australia, was unarmed at the time — and the body cams that Minneapolis police promised would keep everyone accountable had been inexplicably turned off:
And once the dust has cleared and we find out what really did happen, both cops should be summarily discharged from the force for having the body cams off. This is EXACTLY the type of situation that body cams were supposed to be present for, and these officers did the force a huge disservice (even if found innocent of the shooting) by not having video evidence of what took place.
My guess is they showed up and the crime was long over and they were flirting and showing off which is why the bodycams were off. Then the idiot in the passenger seat discharged his weapon by accident.
We had this story from Red State Watcher two days ago.
That version linked in two steps to the Miami Herald report of July 12th. The Zero Hedge version has more links, which also connect, inter alia, to that Miami Herald report.
[DAWN] BAHAWALPUR: A 14-year-old boy was allegedly tortured to death on Saturday over goat theft at Uch Sharif, about 70 km from here.
Family of deceased Muhammad Amir alleged that he was tortured to death for stealing a goat. The family lodged a protest and blocked traffic as police allegedly refused to register a case against suspects, including owner [of goat].
According to PRO Jam Sajid of DPO, as the boy was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the Uch Sharif police just registered a death report under section 174 of Cr.PC. He said murder case would be registered after the receipt of postmortem examination report.
After the autopsy report when police didn’t register a murder case, the dear departed’s family members protested by placing his body on the road. The strong protest forced the Uch Sharif police to register an FIR under section 302 of PPC against three nominated people Mushtaq Ahmed, Fayyaz and Gada Hussain for allegedly murdering Amir.
According to PRO, complainant Muhammad Iqbal, a cousin of deceased Aamir, had nominated three men in the FIR. He said none of them was jugged Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! [so far].
[DAWN] The joint investigation team (JIT) looking into the Panama Papers case has recommended reopening five cases decided by the Lahore High Court (LHC), eight investigations and two inquiries against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf... Of these 15 cases, three were registered during the 1994 and 2011 tenures of the PPP and 12 were prepared during the Musharraf regime, soon after Gen Musharraf toppled the Sharif government in the October 1999 military coup.
The case regarding the Sharif family’s four London apartments was also among the eight investigations started by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in December 1999.
In its April 20 verdict, the Supreme Court asked a JIT to investigate the money trail for the London flats. The court’s other 12 questions were related to the sale and purchase of the Gulf Steel Mill, the Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates... i letter, offshore companies and other matters.
The court had allowed the team, which consisted of two officials from military-led intelligence agencies and an official each from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), NAB, the State Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistain, to consider the records already available with NAB and the FIA that may help the Sherlocks.
In addition to the 18-year-old investigation into the London properties, the JIT also recommended reviving cases such as three NAB references and two FIA cases that were quashed by the LHC. The JIT even found anomalies in the cases quashed by the high court.
While discussing the quashing of an FIR registered against Mr Shairf in 1994 regarding "wrongful gain by Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif through obtaining loan for Hudabiya Engineering Pvt. Ltd by opening fake and fictitious accounts", the JIT report states: "Lahore High Court only discussed the jurisdiction of the FIA regarding conducting investigation...question regarding existence of the individuals in [whose] name fake accounts were opened was not adequately addressed."
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07/17/2017 00:00 ||
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[UKExpress] ARMIES of SUPER-SOLDIERS were a step closer to reality today after China announced it was genetically engineering hyper-muscular SUPER-DOGS.
The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster.
The canine genome has been especially difficult to engineer and replicate – but its close similarity to the human genome means it has long been the prize of geneticists.
Now the Chinese success has led to fears the same technology could be used to create weaponised super-humans - typifed in Marvel Comics by Captain America and his foes. Much more at link, including picture of 'super dog'.
This is China, it's more like they're trying to get more meat on the dogs for food! Much like the Turkey we breed in USA for breast meat.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance ||
07/17/2017 00:00 ||
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Chinese publish a lot of staff, which (IMO) would be kept secret if true.
"A dog with the body of a Dachshund, the chest and legs of a Rottweiler and the head of a Pit Bull. Something went wrong in the experiment. The dog isn't even edible--too tough to eat. We were trying for pest-resistant rice."
I vaguely recall reading some medical literature about a gene mutation some humans carry that results in increased muscle mass, increased strength, much less tendency for body fat. The drawback was the individuals were prone to exhaustion for depleting their energy stores faster or to a greater extent than normals. They may even have been prone to hypoglycemia or lactic acidosis during times of great exertion.
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07/17/2017 14:06 Comments ||
The problem with creating stronger and bigger muscle mass is the underlying support system doesn't change. If they made you strong enough to pick up a car, the muscle would tear away from the bone and the tendons would shred. It is even possible to break bones while you do this.
Unless you improve the support structure (or put regular people into powered exoskeletons) making them super strong and muscular isn't gonna be good for your infantry.
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