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Leader Of ISIS In Afghanistan Killed By US Forces 3 Months After Assuming Command
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chicago: 30 People Shot Since Saturday, Leaving 4 Dead And 26 Wounded
[DNAINFO]
Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under:

#1  LEAVING 4 DEAD

That's four more Democrat voters for 2018.
Posted by: Lonzo Bumble4755 || 07/17/2017 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  I blame Coca-Cola.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/17/2017 2:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Marksmanship is not one of their skills
Posted by: Frank G || 07/17/2017 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Marksmanship is not one of their skills

They didn't hold their gun sideways enough like all the cool guys on T.V.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/17/2017 13:03 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Zombie filmmaker George Romero dies at 77
[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
Posted by: badanov || 07/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [445 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They're coming to get you, Barbara!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/17/2017 1:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Make sure he doesn't come back for BRRRRAAAAIIIINNNNSSSSS
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/17/2017 9:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, Democrats would be safe then. As for the rest of us - remember always double-tap.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/17/2017 10:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone else has to do the Hillary biopic
Posted by: BigEdLB || 07/17/2017 10:51 Comments || Top||

#5  It was inevitable that George would eventually join the other side
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/17/2017 17:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Now let's see if he stays dead.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/17/2017 20:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Cervello Umano anyone?
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 07/17/2017 21:40 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Minneapolis Police Shoot Unarmed Woman In Pajamas ‐ With Bodycams Off
[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:
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/17/2017 09:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [568 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The headline makes it sound like the police were wearing pajamas, and had left their body cams with their regular uniforms.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/17/2017 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 07/17/2017 13:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds really bad on teh cops' part from the "news". We'll have to wait and see if it's accurate
Posted by: Frank G || 07/17/2017 13:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Not just he bodycams. The Dashcam was off too, which means not even audio. And the shooter was Mohamed Noor.

After the Castile BS, this is not looking good for the Twin Cities PD.
Posted by: Charles || 07/17/2017 14:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Shot fired from the passenger seat and into the victim outside the driver-side door--that's really a crazy scenario.
Posted by: Crusader || 07/17/2017 15:49 Comments || Top||

#6  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.
Posted by: Crusader || 07/17/2017 15:51 Comments || Top||

#7  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.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/17/2017 17:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Or corrupt cops involved in corrupt activity.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 07/17/2017 19:29 Comments || Top||

#9  Or they weren't required to have either the dash cam or body cams on based on the circumstances, and events happened too quickly for them to switch.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/17/2017 19:46 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Another Case Of Arkancide?
People that go against the Clintons sure have been dropping like flies recently...
[ZeroHedge] The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening.
You must be new to American media, pal...
Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week.
That is rather convenient timing.
The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on the criminal activities of the Clinton Foundation. 

Eberwein was a fierce critic of the Clinton Foundation’s
activities in the Caribbean island, where he served as director general of the government’s economic development agency, Fonds d’assistance économique et social, for three years. “The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace,” Eberwein said at a protest outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan last year. Eberwein was due to appear on Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was widely expected to testify that the Clinton Foundation misappropriated Haiti earthquake donations from international donors. But this “suicide” gets even more disturbing…
Posted by: Raj || 07/17/2017 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [646 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide by the government."
Posted by: Titus Oppressor of the Lichtensteiners3701 || 07/17/2017 5:14 Comments || Top||

#2  So one shot to the back of the head 'eh
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 07/17/2017 5:42 Comments || Top||

#3  the mainstream media is silent about this death.

"It wasn't on the Donk talking points that we read and write about. That's what we waz paid to do."
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/17/2017 6:54 Comments || Top||

#4  You must be new to American media, pal...

Zerohedge is hardly "media", never mind "American media".
Posted by: Pappy || 07/17/2017 8:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Zerohedge - predicted 1500 of the last 15 recessions..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/17/2017 8:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Zero hedge is just another site on the internet where people post stories, it's up to the reader to take the trouble to ascertain the value and veracity.

That said, like them or not, it would appear that M. Aberwein will not be available to testify tomorrow.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/17/2017 10:05 Comments || Top||

#7  it's up to the reader to take the trouble to ascertain the value and veracity

One does get rather tired of shoveling the stall in order to find a pony, though.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/17/2017 10:37 Comments || Top||

#8  The cause of death was listed as, “asphyxiation due to displacement of oxygen in confined space with helium.” He was found in a Minnesota hotel near the Mayo Clinic, leading some to believe he was receiving treatment at the medical office.

As I understand it, not a bad way to "check out," but I'd be looking for signs of duct tape on the wrists and ankles.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 07/17/2017 13:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Forgot to mention my above post was related to yet another recent "coincidence," Peter W. Smith.

Apologies.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 07/17/2017 13:18 Comments || Top||

#10  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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/17/2017 18:08 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Boy tortured to death over goat abduction
[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].

Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [372 views] Top|| File under:

#1  File under Muslim Love Triangle Tragedy.
Posted by: Marilyn Big Foot7588 || 07/17/2017 2:02 Comments || Top||

#2  'Kid'-napping for lewd purposes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/17/2017 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Eloping?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/17/2017 10:53 Comments || Top||


JIT report recommends reopening 15 cases against PM
[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."

Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Science
China unveils gene technology to create SUPERHUMANS with hyper-muscular test-tube dogs
[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 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [431 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Chinese publish a lot of staff, which (IMO) would be kept secret if true.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/17/2017 4:22 Comments || Top||

#2  "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."
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/17/2017 7:03 Comments || Top||

#3  I've seen this movie before.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/17/2017 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  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.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/17/2017 10:43 Comments || Top||

#5  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.


Better meat but harder to catch
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/17/2017 13:14 Comments || Top||

#6  They gave a dog steroids. That's it.
Posted by: Charles || 07/17/2017 14:06 Comments || Top||

#7  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.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/17/2017 14:32 Comments || Top||

#8  The new Veal.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/17/2017 15:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Two words: Bat Boy
Posted by: Frank G || 07/17/2017 15:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Life imitates art. I give you the Forced Evolutionary Virus from the Fallout series...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/17/2017 16:23 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2017-07-17
  Leader Of ISIS In Afghanistan Killed By US Forces 3 Months After Assuming Command
Sun 2017-07-16
  400 rebels killed by the Syrian Army during east Damascus offensive
Sat 2017-07-15
  Islamic State's Afghan 'emir' killed in raid, US says
Fri 2017-07-14
  19 give up the ghost in suicide kaboom at checkpoint in Anbar
Thu 2017-07-13
  ISIS declares Tal Afar as a separate kalifate
Wed 2017-07-12
  Amnesty: All sides violated international law in Mosul
Tue 2017-07-11
  ISIS: Al-Bagdadhi baghdeadi
Mon 2017-07-10
  Frenchman held for planning terror attack with Belgian pair
Sun 2017-07-09
  Iraqi forces take Mosul
Sat 2017-07-08
  Turkey detains 29 IS group militants in raids in Istanbul
Fri 2017-07-07
  40 ISIS troops die in battle with Iraqi forces in Salahuddin
Thu 2017-07-06
  Haftar's forces declare victory in battle for Benghazi
Wed 2017-07-05
  Baghdadi’s “mail man” killed in security ambush in Diyala
Tue 2017-07-04
  US-backed SDF breaches Raqqa's Old City wall
Mon 2017-07-03
  British soldier drowns ISIS thug in puddle after being ambushed

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