[NYPOST] A young Chicago mom was fatally shot while shielding her 1-year-old daughter from gunfire outside her home, police said.
Brittany Hill, 24, had just gotten out of a car and was holding her girl when someone opened fire from a silver Chevrolet Impala around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, cops said.
Hill was shot in her right side, but managed to take cover behind a car and place her body over her baby, said police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“She shielded the baby from the gunfire,” Tannehill said.
Hill, whose young son was also nearby when the shooting erupted, was pronounced dead at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Her daughter was not injured.
Investigators believe the shooter was targeting three people who were near Hill in a possible gang-related attack.
“This is not a random act of violence, unfortunately,” Tannehill said, according to the Tribune. “It could possibly have been a targeted incident due to gang conflicts and retaliations in the area.” "Because as we all know, random violence is a fortunate thing. Unfortunately, this wasn't random, so she just kinda got in the way. Nobody coulda foreseen that she was gonna be right there right then, or that she was the kinda mother who would shield her kid from flying lead. If she'd gotten an abortion, this would never have happened."
In other "people talking tragicomic nonsense about random violence" news, there's still beauty in Pleasant Hill (CBC story from several weeks ago illuminates Saskatoon hijinks; nothing at all surprising, just quality nonsense earnestly reported).
Could probably make a couch made from sand bags and a couple pool floaty mattresses, couch cover for a decent price. Like having a storm shelter in tornado alley - its going to get used, you just don't know when.
[Gun & Garden] At a James D. Julia firearms auction in 2010, what is widely agreed to be the most historic American shotgun in existence went on the block. The gun belonged to President Theodore Roosevelt, and the buyer was one Jason Roselius, a Texas-born attorney and lifelong history buff, whose winning $862,500 bid made it the most expensive gun ever sold at auction‐by a long shot.
The 12-gauge double was custom-made for Roosevelt, complete with an inscription on the right barrel, by the A.H. Fox Gun Company in 1908. In a letter to founder Ansley Fox shortly after receiving the gift, Roosevelt wrote, "I really think it is the most beautiful gun I have ever seen." The President looked after the Fox with meticulous care, cleaning it with a pair of his old pajamas (these too were included in the sale). Perhaps most significant are the gun’s travels, including Roosevelt’s famous 1909 African safari, a number of birds from which are on display at the Smithsonian. And now, the gun itself has a new home at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) in Canyon, Texas. PPHM link found here.
I wonder if the “REALLY BAD IDEA” idiot light comes on in the same split second when jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, climbing into the enclosure to pet the polar bears or setting yourself on fire on the WH lawn? Trouble is we will never know.
Arnav Gupta of Bethesda Maryland self-immolated near 15th Street and Constitution Ave., located south of the White House around 12:20 p.m. EST, U.S. Secret Serice officials said. National Park Service and U.S. Park Police provided first aid to the individual and was rushed to a nearby hospital shortly after.
U.S. Park Police announced in an earlier Thursday morning statement that Gupta succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday evening.
The Montgomery County Police Department said in a Facebook post that Gupta was last seen by members of his family when leaving his residence at 9:20 a.m. EST.
Police spokesman Sgt. Eduardo Delgado said police have not identified a motive.
[BREITBART] Actress Lena Dunham posed nude on social media to encourage people to love themselves more, the latest in a bizarre series of missives about weight gain and body positivity. "Lookit dat, honey! You ain't nearly as fat as her!"
Posing naked amid a sunny backdrop, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress pledged to donate to the women’s organization Peggy Albrecht Friendly House, a charity that helps women suffering from alcoholism and drug abuse, for every person who leaves a comment on her Instagram with a reason why they chose to love themselves. "Oh, Earl! You say the nicest things!"
"Let's have sex!"
“Any negativity that comes your way is just an excuse to love yourself even more, right? Comment on my [Instagram] post with a reason you love yourself,” Lena Dunham wrote. “For every comment in the next week, I’ll be donating a dollar to @PeggyAlbrechtFH.” "Here, help me get this car cover off!"
"I like that car cover! It makes yer butt look sexy!"
"Oh, take me, Earl!"
IIRC the Church of the Sub-Genius was a creation of the guys at National Lampoon. They were looking for "Slack" and they were religious. They believed in a "Fighting Jesus" and had an illustration of him smiting the bad guys with a Thompson Sub Machine Gun. Lena is wound up so tight the poop is going to be coming out of her ears.
$199 a pop. "New York-based conceptual designer Aria McManus invented a new beach outfit called the "Towelkini” and it’s honestly exactly what you’d expect." The Towelkini was not what I'd expect--actually, it was kind of a disappointment.
[RADIOSHABELLE] Puntland ...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion... security forces placed in durance vile Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up! a man suspected to be behind the heinous murder of Nimo Omar Shire in Galkayo town of Mudug region this week.
Puntland security officials confirmed that his man is currently in jug in the central Galkayo prison where he is under further investigations.
Nimo Omar Shire, 12, was stabbed to death on Tuesday night after leaving a mosque in the city following the Tarawih prayer.
Galkayo has seen in the past few months series of rape against maiden of tender yearss and killings as the city is jointly controlled by Galmudug ...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth... and Puntland security forces.
[DAWN] At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country’s severely overpopulated and dangerous prison system. "Yep. At least forty!"
The victims appeared to have been killed by “asphyxiation,” the Amazonas state government said in a statement, a day after 15 people were killed in one of the prisons. "Whaddya mean by 'asphyxiation?'"
"They stopped breathing."
Officials had initially put the number of dead at 42, but later revised the number to 40 without explanation. "Forty two..."
"Hey! Wait a minute! I ain't dead!"
"... forty people dead..."
Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that The North Face, an outdoor recreation product company, and Leo Burnett Tailor Made, an ad agency retained by The North Face, unethically manipulated Wikipedia. They have risked your trust in our mission for a short-lived marketing stunt.
In a video about the campaign, Leo Burnett and The North Face boasted that they “did what no one has done before … we switched the Wikipedia photos for ours” and “[paid] absolutely nothing just by collaborating with Wikipedia.”
The video was later published by AdAge, which said that the agency’s “biggest obstacle” was in manipulating the site “without attracting attention [from] Wikipedia moderators.”
Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation did not collaborate on this stunt, as The North Face falsely claims. In fact, what they did was akin to defacing public property, which is a surprising direction from The North Face. Their stated mission, “unchanged since 1966,” is to “support the preservation of the outdoors”—a public good held in trust for all of us.
As the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation’s vision is a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We also work for the preservation of a public good.
For more than 18 years, Wikipedia volunteers have been writing, perfecting, sourcing, and referencing more than 50 million articles that anyone can access for free on the internet. Every day they fight to protect what you read from bias and misinformation—that is how they have earned your trust.
[BREITBART] The French Senate has voted to reject the plans for rebuilding Notre Dame cathedral in Gay Paree put forward by the French executive including President Emmanuel Macron who wanted an "inventive reconstruction", mandating that the work must be traditional. One guy wanted to put a public pool upstairs.
That would have been one way to shortcut the amount of time needed to get water up there to put the next fire out. Oh well.
The vote by the Senate may put to rest concerns over the fate of the globally renowned Notre Dame cathedral which was severely damaged by fire in April, which has been further threatened by suggestions the promised rebuild be led by a modernist architect. Now the cathedral and spire must resemble "the last known visual condition" before the fire, meaning a totally traditional rebuild.
Ratodero, Pakistan (CNN)In a small farming community in southern Pakistan, villagers will no longer shake Hazar Khan Seelro's hand.
Five people in the 70-year-old's family have been diagnosed with HIV in the past month. Seelro lives in the rural village of Allah Dino Seelro, where people live in mud huts, use cow dung as cooking fuel, and transport their goods on donkey carts, and residents are terrified of catching the disease.
"Villagers have stopped visiting us," Seelro said. "They won't even have a meal with us."
[DAWN] LODHRAN: A schoolteacher was booked on Tuesday for forcing a minor boy to eat grass over his failure to learn a lesson at the Government Primary School, Fatehpur.
A video went viral on social media, showing seven-year-old Kashan, a student of pre-school, being forced to either eat grass or read out the lesson in front of his class fellows. The video clip shows Kashan forgetting his lesson and eating grass after being forced by his teacher, identified as Hamid Raza.
The teacher is working in the school on a contract basis. Muhammad Asghar, the father of Kashan, told Dawn that the incident happened two days back.
"The teacher is our relative and we forgive him for his act that he did as a joke," Mr Asghar said.
District Police Officer Malik Jameel Zafar took notice of the incident and directed the police to investigate into the video. He ordered strict action if the teacher was found guilty.
[DAWN] RAWALPINDI: A woman who alleged that she was raped by four people including three police officials has disputed her earlier statement recorded with the magistrate, telling the court that she wanted to record another statement because she had previously been pressured.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar Circle Rai Mazhar Iqbal called a hurried press briefing after the woman spoke before area magistrate, saying that they were with the victim and justice would be done. He said complete investigation would be carried out to ascertain whether the victim was being pressured.
Mr Iqbal said that soon after the victim lodged her complaint, all three of the police officials she named as well as the fourth suspect were enjugged Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages! . The victim recorded her statement in the court of area magistrate Sumaira Alamgir on May 24, during which she identified the suspects.
The victim prayed before the area magistrate on Tuesday asking to record her statement again and seeking the re-examination of her earlier statement.
She said she had been influenced and pressured by the media and focal persons from NGOs who forced her to record her statement before the court.
In her application, she blamed the police for nominating the three police officials, saying that all the suspects were nominated in the FIR at the instigation of police and NGOs’ focal persons. She said the nominated suspects were not involved and were falsely implicated by the police.
She asked the court to cancel her earlier statement and record a new one, which she said was of her own free will.
Meanwhile, ...back at the mall, Clarissa spent the day shopping for new underwear. Tonight was going to be a special occasion... the police produced the four suspects in the court of the judicial magistrate for a five-day extension in their physical remand, as the police have recovered the gold ring and the money mentioned by the victim.
In view of the victim’s new application, judicial magistrate Mohammad Arshad turned down the request for an extension and sent the suspects to judicial lock-up. He directed the police to produce them in court on June 11 along with the case file and report.
The victim has alleged that she was in Bahria Town Phase 8 for Sehri on the night between 15 and 16 May when she was kidnapped and raped by four people, including three police officials.
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05/30/2019 00:00 ||
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[BREITBART] Pope Francis has finally broken his silence regarding accusations leveled last August that he had known of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial homosexual abuse and yet reinstated him to a position of influence in the Vatican.
"About McCarrick I knew nothing, obviously, nothing, nothing," the pope told Mexican news hound Valentina Alazraki in a lengthy interview released Tuesday by Vatican News.
Last August the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, released an 11-page report in which he declared he had personally informed Pope Francis about McCarrick’s misdeeds in 2013 but that Francis had restored him to a position of trust, consulting him regarding the naming of future U.S. bishops.
Pope Francis "knew from at least June 23, 2013 that McCarrick was a serial predator," Viganò stated, and yet, "although he knew that he was a corrupt man, he covered for him to the bitter end; indeed, he made McCarrick’s advice his own."
Viganò also said that Pope Benedict had placed a series of sanctions on McCarrick, including a ban on saying Mass in public or giving lectures, whereas Pope Francis set him "free from all constraints."
Further documentation came to light Tuesday from a separate source confirming the existence of sanctions against McCarrick dating back to 2008.
[FoxNews] Short interview with Christopher Karl Mellon. Years active 1985-2004. Former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and later for Security and Information Operations. He formerly served as the Staff Director of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
[FoxNews] Christopher Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, is involved with a new History Channel series, 'Unidentified,' which will expand on topics discussed in a recent New York Times article. In numerous interviews, Navy pilots revealed that they saw UFOs moving at hypersonic speeds, performing acts “beyond the physical limits of a human crew,” and emitting "no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes."
“So the pilot said to me, he says, ‘There I wuz, no shit...’ ”
If you consider the astronomical time, energy and distance problems of an interstellar visitor wanting to visit Earth and play games with a bunch of USAF pilots it's well past highly unlikely.
There is a less unlikely scenario if they MUST NOT BE FROM Earth. That's something more like the "Long Earth" SciFi novel series. That one involves alternate Earths. If one has the ability to transit alternate universes the problem is with traversing alternate Earths. Look at the history of any patch of ground. It changes. If you move from your back patio in an alternate earth your patio might be a hi-rise basement and you just died materializing in cement. Now if one is high in the air or in space one could zip through many alternate realities much more safely. If you were good enough about it and a prankster .. see a USAF plane, pop out a dimension, move over and pop back in... now you look hyper-sonic... To be honest that's way over the top but not as much over the top as crossing space to come here.
To be honest ... as a teen I pulled a prank. A decade later, at a wedding, I ran into the ex-police helicopter pilot I had pulled it on. I was shocked to discover he had quit his job after my prank and become a major UFO researcher (because of my prank) - It's my bad karma. I felt bad for a few seconds and then said "what the hell" and went on with my life. UFOs.. spit...
So what if, like Hillary and Baraq are space aliens and all this crap they're trying to pull is really the space aliens trying to destroy us or impose their will on us or, like something? Maybe they want to turn us all into slaves and steal our natural resources. I mean, how else can you explain socialism?
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
05/30/2019 12:41 Comments ||
OK. I left my tin foil hat on the shelf while I wrote that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
05/30/2019 12:42 Comments ||
Shiny side out, dude. Always shiny side out.
Otherwise, it just concentrates the rays.
No way Swil or Bath House could be aliens. Aliens come from advanced cultures. Trying to sell clapped out commie bullgarb is not advanced. As the old joke goes, "Why are there no hispanics or muzzlimz on Start Trek? Because it's the future..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
05/30/2019 16:58 Comments ||
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.