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-Lurid Crime Tales-
2,246 Fetal Remains Found At Abortionist's Home Should Be The Catalyst To End Abortion
[The Federalist] My heart skipped a beat as I read the news. The fetal remains of 2,246 children had just been found at the home of Ulrich "George" Klopfer. These 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains found on Sept. 12 tell a story of a troubled man and shine a light on the need for effective abortion oversight laws.

What kind of man ignores disposal requirements and pockets the babies he aborts as trophies? This kind of behavior reminds us of serial killers such as Ted Bundy and fellow abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

I have been following Klopfer’s career for a long time ‐ first as a pro-life concerned citizen, then as the executive director of Allen County Right to Life in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Under different circumstances, one might describe him as my archenemy, but I couldn’t see him that way. What I saw in Klopfer was a very broken man who, like all of us, was in need of God’s mercy.

ULRICH GEORGE KLOPFER’S HISTORY
Klopfer’s story starts in Dresden, Germany, where he claims to have witnessed massive causalities following Allied bombing. He said he and his family escaped from East Germany when he was a child and spent time in a refugee camp. They immigrated to the United States, and after finishing college, he entered medical school, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Filmmakers Mark and Amber Archer, who are working on a documentary about Klopfer’s Fort Wayne business location, believe his story checks out.

Almost immediately after medical school, Klopfer began his career as an abortionist. His career started in Illinois and ended in Indiana, where he eventually owned abortion businesses in Gary, South Bend, and Fort Wayne. Right to Life estimates he did well more than 50,000 abortions in more than four decades.

We considered Klopfer a circuit-riding abortionist. He resided in Illinois, yet visited his Indiana abortion businesses once a week. His day in Fort Wayne, in the facility immediately next door to our office, was Thursday. He would arrive at the facility late at night on Wednesday and spend the night there before seeing pregnant women in the morning.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 05:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  These 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains found on Sept. 12 tell a story of a troubled man and shine a light on the need for effective abortion oversight laws.

Yes, "oversight laws" could have put an entirely new face on events at Chełmno, Bełżec, Sobibór, Treblinka, Majdanek, and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

[sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 6:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't wait till its the Left's turn when abortion and its supporters are treated as slavery and slavers are today.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/19/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Great news! The Dallas Morning News front-page reports a dramatically lower number of abortions for 2017: 862,320.

I wish it was sarcasm.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/19/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  LINK to similar Ay-Pee article. The decline is not trump's fault.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/19/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#5  What kind of man ignores disposal requirements and pockets the babies he aborts as trophies?

Same kind of man who palms $20 from the cash register after every shift?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 11:15 Comments || Top||

#6  What kind of man ignores disposal requirements and pockets the babies he aborts as trophies?

The kind that would kill them in the first place.
Posted by: Tom || 09/19/2019 13:31 Comments || Top||


Regular MSNBC Guest Fantasizes About Driving Car Into Trump Building
[Federalist] Elie Mystal, an MSNBC regular who once called for a majority of white people in America to be destroyed on air, tweeted Wednesday that he regularly fantasizes about ramming his car into the lobby of a Trump Organization luxury apartment complex in a New York City suburb.

"Real talk: When you come out of the parking lot of this mall/movie theater, you have to sit a red light staring right into this lobby," Mystal wrote on Twitter, linking to an article about a recent incident in which his fantasy became a reality in Westchester. "I’ve thought about driving my car through it EVERY TIME. Basic humanity keeps me from doing it, but JUST."

In addition to his affiliation with MSNBC, Mystal is the executive editor of the "Above the Law" blog and is a contributor to The Nation.

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday, that a car accidentally ploughed into the Trump Plaza hotel resulting in minor injuries. Mystal floated a conspiracy theory that the accident was intentional, though both the Daily News and the New York Times have reported that the act was an accident.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 05:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  MSNBC guest Elie Mystal explicitly rejected "communicating" or "negotiating" with Trump supporters, instead calling for "beating" and "destroying" them.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 09/19/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Well then he should expect a knock on the door at 3am by a SWAT team who have a writ to confiscate his automobile and any forms of mechanical locomotion in his possession - bicycles, scooters, roller and ice skates, bowflex, workout bike, so forth.

If he passes a series of psychological evaluations, he would be allowed to hire a lawyer and plead his case in a court of law.

If he wins his case, he can re-claim his property, after paying an impound storage fee, at a time determined by the warehouse.

Any future purchases of locomotion machines or parts may require a subsequent evaluation at the interviewer's time and place of convenience which may include unannounced visits to his residence any time of the day, whether he is at home or not.

Because innocence is not proven until the court appearance, employer is exempt from any wrongful termination charges until after innocence is established. Accusers can remain anonymous, and are exempt from counter-suits.

Being found guilty, he is prohibited from owning or operating any form of locomotion indefinitely. Possession or use will result in a minimum 10 years in a federal prison.

Its just common sense.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 14:35 Comments || Top||


Chinese National Pleads Guilty to California ‘Birth Tourism' Plot
[Free Beacon] A Chinese national pleaded guilty to running an illegal "birth tourism" scheme in California, where she charged clients thousands of dollars to help them give birth in the United States in order to obtain U.S. citizenship for their children.

Dongyuan Li, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and one count of visa fraud. She is the first of 19 individuals charged in connection to three state-wide birth tourism schemes to plead guilty. The rest of the defendants are either fugitives or awaiting trial, a press release from the U.S. attorney's office stated.

Li admitted to running a birth tourism company from 2013 until March 2015 called "You Win USA Vacation Services Corp," which helped pregnant foreign nationals travel to and stay in the United States until they gave birth. This would allow their children to receive birthright citizenship under U.S. law. Prosecutors said the women would pay $40,000 to $80,000 for the service, according to the L.A. Times.

The company advertised that it had assisted more than 500 foreign nationals to travel to the United States. The assistance involved securing apartments in California while advising customers to make false statements to U.S. customs officials, such as lying about the length of time and where the nationals were staying in the country.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 01:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice business: $20-40 million a year.
And it scales. Why stop at 500 scammers? Why not 5 million?
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, c'mon! That's not legal in California? Really?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/19/2019 15:02 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Sharpton Eulogizes Cokie Roberts With Picture of Christiane Amanpour
[Free Beacon] MSNBC PoliticsNation host Al Sharpton mourned the passing of journalist Cokie Roberts on Tuesday by sending out a tweet with pictures of the still-living journalist Christiane Amanpour.
"Crackers all look the same to me"
Sharpton tweeted, "Saddened to hear of the passing of legendary journalist Cookie [sic] Roberts. Here is a Easter Sunday special we did in 2011. May she Rest In Peace," along with several pictures of Amanpour. Aside from the obvious misidentification of the deceased, Sharpton misspelled Roberts's name.
Photo forwarded to Sharpton by Congressman Hank Johnson ?
Critics were quick to point out Sharpton's errors, and he deleted the tweet.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 03:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any news on Al's delinquent taxes ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 6:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Why is this sick f--- not in prison?
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Any news on Al's delinquent taxes ?
Posted by: Raj || 09/19/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Any news on Al's delinquent taxes ?
Posted by: Raj || 09/19/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Let's try that again...

Any news on Al's delinquent taxes ?

Last I checked, it was at 3.5 million (down from about $5 million), a tab he ran up by not paying his nonprofit's payroll taxes. I don't know if it's still on the IRS' books, as a tax debt is uncollectible after ten years, with a few exceptions.
Posted by: Raj || 09/19/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Saddened to hear of the passing of legendary journalist Cookie [sic] Roberts.

Surprised it didn't autofill as cokie.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#7  "All white people look alike to me"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 15:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Has Christiane been scheduled for Arkencide?
Posted by: 3dc || 09/19/2019 17:00 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/19/2019 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "You will meet a tall, dark stranger"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  What I find amazing - every single prediction was wrong, and spectacularly so. This is one of my main points in the rare case some fool nearby starts yammering about this crap.
Posted by: Raj || 09/19/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#3  excellent archiving job

they even included a "no acid rain crisis" article (which has verified)
Posted by: lord garth || 09/19/2019 12:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Also - in the 1960's the primary ecological problems were overpopulation and resource depletion; the alarmists are batting .000% on that field as well.

They change the playbook every ten to fifteen years is all this is; anyone that can't see this farce for what it is after these facts are presented to them is just too fucking stupid to realize they're getting played.
Posted by: Raj || 09/19/2019 12:31 Comments || Top||

#5  NBC has a website up for confessing your climate sins.
only problem is, it is limited to 130 characters; so confess early, confess often.

And as Tom says: " We'll leave the (incandescent) light on for ya."
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/19/2019 20:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Predictions are hard. Especially about the future.
Posted by: Yogi Berra || 09/19/2019 21:08 Comments || Top||

#7  A Bavarian comedian used to say: "The future used to be better in the past, too."
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/19/2019 21:49 Comments || Top||


Pippi Thunberg wins Amnesty’s highest human rights award
[DAWN] Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future youth movement received Amnesty International’s “Ambassadors of Conscience” award on Monday for their work highlighting the need for urgent action to avert climate disaster.

The 16-year-old, who is taking a year out of high school, received a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University in the US capital where the ceremony was held.

“The politics required to take on this crisis simply doesn’t exist today,” Thunberg said, standing on a step to reach the microphone.

“That is why every single one of us must push from every possible angle to hold those responsible accountable and to make the people in power act.”

She added that the prize was not just for her but the millions of youth who have taken part since last year in weekly school strikes held every Friday, inspired by the sit-in she began outside Sweden’s parliament in August 2018.

Posted by: Fred || 09/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why am I reminded of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  That's Nice....I suppose.
Posted by: Sonny Black || 09/19/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Moron.
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Just when you need a snowflake to get triggered about Europeans sailing across the Atlantic to tell the natives what to do...

The 16-year-old, who is taking a year out of high school

Yet being sold as some kind of skald. Still, more qualified for Yale than Hogg.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Based on the laugh-out-loud-funny "Amnesty's Highest Human Rights Award", I was gonna go with Bee.

Given that Amnesia International normally has nothing to do with the weather, I take this as yet another example of Blair's Law - all the world's multiple idiocies uniting to become one giant useless force.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/19/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Yale's a lock. They need to backfill the Screaming Brat, Jeralyn Luther.
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

#7  I guess, if the information I came across is accurate, one of her middle names, and she has like five names, is Tintin.

Meant nothing to me, but I guess Europeans would know about this comic adventure series character? If someone more worldly than I could help, is this a common enough name that it could just be coincidence, or did her parents likely do that on purpose?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Plus comme Milou que Tintin, je pense
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||

#9  Hope she hits an iceberg on her trip home.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/19/2019 20:54 Comments || Top||

#10  Plus comme Milou que Tintin, je pense

Only time I'd heard Tintin as a name was in The Crow - missed the Spielburg movie I guess. I wouldn't expect anyone outside my area to know who Hank the Cowdog is, though a scotch drinking dog is intriguing.

I am reminded of a conversation I had with a Chicago area teacher who went through her orbit went a sister and brother named respectively, Tequila and Salt, named I guessed for something the parents found important in their lives...
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 21:35 Comments || Top||

#11  Since Geta is the daughter of an actress the name might not (directly) refer to the comic magazine but rather to the name of the Swedish actress Anna Catharina Tintin Anderzon.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/19/2019 21:47 Comments || Top||

#12  Thank you EC, though it seems a stretch..so is thinking it is a reference to a comic book character.

My money is one more than one Tony Stark (surname)s out there though.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 21:58 Comments || Top||

#13  It could be both actually.

But Greta is no Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump, who was an extremely smart kid :-)
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/19/2019 22:06 Comments || Top||

#14  At least daughter of Efraim makes some sense :)

Pippi Longstocking was exactly what I thought seeing her photo for the first time, and with a production like that it is impossible to think that there isn't an image consultant involved, especially considering her father's career and pedigree. I guess Princess Leia hair would be a bit too on the nose.

And perhaps a bit cynical on my part, a name like George Washington Bush is to initiate a certain emotional response.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 22:30 Comments || Top||


Earth to warm more quickly, show new climate models
[DAWN] Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in current UN projections, scientists said on Tuesday.

By 2100, average temperatures could rise 6.5 to 7.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if carbon emissions continue unabated, separate models from two leading research centres in La Belle France showed.

That is up to two degrees higher than the equivalent scenario in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2014 benchmark fifth Assessment Report.

The new calculations also suggest the Gay Paree Agreement goals of capping global warming at "well below" two degrees, and 1.5C if possible will be harder to reach, the scientists said.

"With our two models, we see that the scenario known as SSP1 2.6 ‐ which normally allows us to stay under 2C ‐ doesn’t quite get us there," said Olivier Boucher, head of the Institute Pierre Simon Laplace Climate Modelling Centre in Gay Paree.

With barely one degree Celsius of warming so far, the world is already coping with increasingly deadly heatwaves, droughts, floods and tropical cyclones made more destructive by rising seas.

A new generation of 30-odd climate models known collectively as CMIP6 ‐ including the two unveiled on Tuesday ‐ will underpin the IPCC’s next major report in 2021.

"CMIP6 clearly includes the latest modelling improvements", even as important uncertainties remain, said Joeri Rogelj, an associate professor at Imperial College London and an IPCC lead author.

Posted by: Fred || 09/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bullshit....
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/19/2019 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Aw darn it, now we have to regulate bull exhausts too?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/19/2019 0:40 Comments || Top||

#3  We won't be all dead in 12 years?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 0:53 Comments || Top||

#4  These two weeks media and Democrats pushing climate change. Working in concert.
Posted by: Dale || 09/19/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Would someone place gag Al Gore!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/19/2019 3:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Would someone please gag Al Gore! (try this again...)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/19/2019 3:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Yawn.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/19/2019 5:38 Comments || Top||

#8  This isn't science, it's a religion. When confronted by real science, it hides it's data, throws temper tantrums fit to rival my four year old, cries and screams.

Real science doesn't require belief or consensus. As has been said many many many times, CO2 is a /lagging/ indicator of temperature, sort of. CO2 changes after the temperature does. CO2 isn't harmful to the planet. CO2 is very beneficial. CO2 starvation occures at 150 ppm. At that level, ALL plants die. All the plants we current have developed at CO2 levels of 1000+ ppm. All life on earth nearly died during the last ice age when CO2 dropped so low.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/19/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

#9  Bring back the stoning for false prophets. We can begin with 'snow is a thing of the past' for the UK and the 'Arctic will be ice free' for North America.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/19/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#10  The guidebook: 1998, Guilford Press, English; Book edition: Natural causes : essays in ecological marxism. James O'Connor.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 09/19/2019 7:57 Comments || Top||

#11  Key word - could. This is just another in the long, long list of climate predictions that will not materialize (see post above).
Posted by: Raj || 09/19/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#12  Next Years E-Mail Scam: "Dear Sir or Madam, Our Computer Models predict we will ♫WIN♫ every Lottery soon but we need start up funds. Just wire $1000 USD to our office in Abuja, Nigeria and await the Most Felicitous Results!"
Posted by: magpie || 09/19/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#13  6.5 to 7? Why not 65 to 70? Just as scientific.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/19/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#14  Tell us about the fossil evidence of what caused the Permian Extinction
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/19/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#15  ...fried food, fat, and cholesterol? Just a guess.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/19/2019 13:36 Comments || Top||

#16  I can't comment. I'm already dead because Peak Oil killed me in 2015.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/19/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||

#17  Earth orbiting closer to the sun and it's a lil warmer? Ya don't say.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 09/19/2019 20:42 Comments || Top||

#18  it does warm quickly; in the spring. then cools quickly, in the fall.
been there, done that.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/19/2019 20:55 Comments || Top||

#19  Talking Heads: "Same as it ever was"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/19/2019 21:13 Comments || Top||


John Hopkins Psychiatrist: ‘Gender Confusions Are Mostly Driven by Psychological and Psychosocial Problems’
[CNSNEWS] Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist‐in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied transgendered people for 40 years, believes that patients suffering gender dysphoria need psychological care ‐ not gender reassignment treatment.

"I think their mental problems, often depression, discouragement are the things that need treatment," Dr. McHugh, who has argued that it is a scientific fact that "transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men," told The College Fix in an interview published Tuesday.
Posted by: Fred || 09/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tomorrow we'll read about his "resignation" from John Hopkins and all scientific societies wherein he hold position.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh no, g(romgoru, while the Johns Hopkins psychiatric department started all the s3x change surgery nonsense, they fairly quickly realized indulging the dysphoria of their patients provided only temporary relief of much deeper problems. They’ve been arguing against it ever since, but the community has been shouting them down the entire time. I’ll add a search to the article so you can see what is in the archives.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/19/2019 2:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Lets wait for tomorrow.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 3:36 Comments || Top||

#4  This trans nonsense will eventually be exposed as junk science + medical malpractice on the same horrific scale as lobotomies applied to mental patients in the last century.

It's truly amazing how this phenomenon keeps repeating itself.
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't forget Ritalin, Lex.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#6  t's truly amazing how this phenomenon keeps repeating itself.

Not really. People want an easy thing to blame or be responsible for their issues. They never want to admit it is their fuck ups. Also see racists for the same phenomena.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/19/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#7  I suppose the truly amazing part to be how the medical community goes along with this idiocy. You'd think they have more integrity than that.
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

#8  remember Doctors For Obamacare?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/19/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Good money in cosmetic surgery; some even get TV shows and fame out of it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||

#10  #3 Lets wait for tomorrow.

Yeah, this guy is toast.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/19/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||

#11  Not if he's tenured. There's hope.
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 12:53 Comments || Top||

#12  Tim Hunt is Nobel Laureate
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 12:57 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Your Colt manufactured AR-15 just gained 20% in value
[Gear Scout] Legendary small arms manufacturer Colt has officially bowed away from producing long guns for the civilian market.

The Truth About Guns reported that the move came to light after one of Colt’s numerous retailers, RSR Group, announced to their customers that the company had made it known that they would cease building and selling rifles to the civilian market in order to pay more attention to regaining lost ground on vital military contracts.

Colt’s current lineup of rifles is all based entirely on the AR platform.

Colt made waves in the long gun market in the 1960s after buying the design and trademarks associated with ArmaLite’s select-fire AR-15 and AR-10 rifles, the former of which was adopted by the US military as the M16 assault rifle.

By the mid-1960s, Colt began selling a semi-automatic version, dubbed the Colt AR-15, to the civilian market, and the rifle began steadily ascending in popularity among a variety of consumers, from recreational shooters, hunters, and law enforceme nt.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 02:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  FN and H&K have been eating Colt's military market share. Colt got where it is by doing what far too many government contractors do, to wit making their margins via shoddy workmanship.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/19/2019 6:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Colt has been cutting corners and not adapting to the market and is some serious financial trouble.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/19/2019 8:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Finally something I own is worth something.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/19/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  I like LMT.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/19/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Colt’s current lineup of rifles is all based entirely on the AR platform.

Very competitive market; no experience with Colt but if those (chart graphic) are the prices...wow.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#6  The graph depicts Colt Python (no longer manufactured) pistols vs AR's. Obviously condition is the key. Original box, add a few dollars more.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 11:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, I don't know - I've carried M-16 for years: regular & reservist. I've slept with it - put under the mattress, it makes a reasonable pillow.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Checked their site; platforms starting at just above $1000; not an entry level price point but much better than 'lost it in a yachting misfortune' price.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Cool, the LE 6940 has been a nice hog shooter. Put on a Windham 300 blackout upper, Daniel Defense bcg, with a FLIR thermal. Gives me a warm feeling during treacherous tropical systems like Imelda, which was supposed to be dead now.
Posted by: BrujoTejano || 09/19/2019 14:14 Comments || Top||

#10  Got a clean used SP-01 several years ago for $1100.00 It has the old school looks and it runs just fine.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/19/2019 14:43 Comments || Top||


Michelle Malkin: Anchor Baby Policy the ‘Ultimate Magnet' for Illegal Aliens
[Breitbart] Columnist and author of the latest book, Open Borders, Inc: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?, Michelle Malkin says providing birthright citizenship to the United States-born children of illegal aliens is the "ultimate magnet."
During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Malkin said that allowing the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens ‐ commonly referred to as "anchor babies" ‐ to automatically gain American citizenship simply for being born within the parameters of the country is "not how a sovereign" nation operates their national immigration system.

"Birthright citizenship for illegal aliens is the ultimate magnet ... and again, that is why you’ve got pregnant women ‐ not just from Mexico and Central America but from around the world ‐ traveling here dangerously when they are eight months ... pregnant," Malkin said.

"We have seen local stories coming out of not only out of the southwest border, but for example through airports of entry in Florida or along both coasts where people know that’s their golden ticket," Malkin continued.

Malkin said her father, a neonatologist who immigrated from the Philippines, would often tell stories of foreign nationals from around the world who arrived in the country to ensure their children were given automatic American citizenship despite having no ties to the U.S.

"My father, who was a legal immigrant to this country and a naturalized American, was a neonatologist in Atlantic City," Malkin said. "And he would come home with stories about people from Africa, Korea, and Russia whose sole goal was to give birth in this country and then sit back and watch all the benefits flow. This is not how a sovereign country should run its immigration system."

Trump promised in October 2018 that he would end birthright citizenship through an executive order, but the issue has stalled since then. To date, the U.S. Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted birthright citizenship, and many legal scholars dispute the idea.

Today, there are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S., exceeding the annual roughly four million American babies born every year and costing American taxpayers about $2.4 billion every year to subsidize hospital costs. Every year, about 300,000 anchor babies are born in the country and as of June, there has been an average of about 124,000 anchor babies already born this year.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 01:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This might also account for the reportedly high number of immigrants.... "raped" before crossing the border.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/19/2019 5:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Invoke the Elian Gonzalez Precedent: The child is a citizen and the parent(s) are not so unless they have a legal guardian in the US they all get to go: "Wouldn't want to separate families..." As soon as they are old enough to register for the Draft they can travel to the nearest US Consulate overseas and return to the land of the IRS and Social Security Taxes...
Posted by: magpie || 09/19/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||


Economy
GM no longer paying for striking workers' health insurance as negotiations enter 3rd day
No SHIT?? You're on strike, what did you expect?
[ABCNews] General Motors is no longer paying the health care costs for the tens of thousands of auto workers who went on strike on Monday, shifting the costs instead to a union fund.

More than 49,000 union workers walked off their jobs on Sunday night, starting a nationwide strike at General Motors. As negotiations enter their third day on Wednesday, the health coverage for striking workers will no longer be covered by GM.

Mary Kay Henry, the president of the Service Employees International Union which represents more than 2 million members slammed the news in a statement, calling it "heartless and unconscionable."

"GM's decision to yank healthcare coverage away from their dedicated employees, in the dead of night, with no warning, is heartless and unconscionable. GM's actions could put people's lives at risk, from the factory worker who needs treatment for their asthma to the child who relies on their parents' insurance for chemotherapy," she said. "Thankfully these men and women have their union, which is making sure working people and their families can continue to get care."

In a statement to ABC News, GM expressed sympathy that "strikes can be difficult and disruptive to families."
Posted by: Frank G || 09/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What part of 'He who will not work, will not eat' didn't you understand.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/19/2019 7:22 Comments || Top||

#2  i despise unions, will never own a car built by ‘the new gm,’
who to root for?
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/19/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  The union fund is there for this. GM should reset their company seniority when they return to zero. Make it hurt, like the local businesses and production plant vendors are now hurting.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/19/2019 13:18 Comments || Top||

#4  But the CEO of General Motors is a woman. They are more caring, more sensitive (so we've been told.) How can this action be "heartless and unconscionable"? Is this a sexist criticism of a powerful woman?
Posted by: Tom || 09/19/2019 13:36 Comments || Top||

#5  re #3: Nonsense, 49 Pan. The union fund is there to pad the pockets of the union leaders. Every body knows that. /sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/19/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Police in Punjab told to blacklist officials involved in torture
[DAWN] Regional coppers (RPOs) across Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

have been directed to blacklist all those officials with proven history of inflicting torture on citizens or causing custodial deaths and not to assign them any field duty.

The incidents of police torture and deaths in police custody in recent days have sent shockwaves and anger among the citizens.

The incidents forced the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan to call a meeting recently with the RPOs and conveyed to them that his orders regarding media policy were not read carefully as junior officers were holding pressers and sharing videos of police investigations with the media.

He also acknowledged that incidents of torture or deaths in police custody were a failure of the field command. He said formal and informal visits and inspections of cop shoppes had been abandoned by district heads and there had not been a single meeting held by the central command in which zero tolerance on the incidents of torture and deaths in police custody was discussed.

He also expressed his dismay over ignoring his directives saying it was the task of the field commanders to implement the instructions, policies and directives given by the Central Police Office.

"District coppers have to come out of their luxury offices and watch what is happening in the cop shoppes," the IGP said.

On the other hand, the subordinate staff is taking the district heads as if they do not exist and with each passing day the commanders are becoming irrelevant, said the IGP.

He also suggested that corruption or inefficiency of the coppers must be reflected in their annual confidential reports (ACRs). The IGP directed the RPOs and DPOs to hold interactive meetings with all ranks in small groups and direct them to follow SOPs and sensitise the force on torture/death in jug.

While citing a recent example of torturing a woman by some officials and private people in Vehari, the IGP said it was an example of unprofessional command of the district police officer. A committee comprising local notables, SDPO and the SHO was constituted to investigate a theft of gold case. The committee tortured one of the suspected women.

The irony of the situation was that the SHO, who inflicted torture on the woman, was made the complainant of the case. Later, the RPO had to be sent to Vehari to hold an inquiry.

Posted by: Fred || 09/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  blacklist all those officials with proven history of inflicting torture on citizens or causing custodial deaths and not to assign them any field duty

Paid vacations at the desk. Nobody in his right mind approaches a police station in that place.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/19/2019 3:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought blacklist was a bad thing,
these guys don't have to work in the field anymore.

(Oh..., no that's blackface!)
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||


Three killed in honour-related incident in Charsadda
[DAWN] CHARSADDA: Three persons, including a woman, were killed in an honour-related incident in Mirza Dher area here on Tuesday.

The Turnab police quoted a man as saying that he was informed by someone that an unknown person had entered the house of his brother, who was in Dubai.

He said when he and his son reached the house of his brother they found its outer gate locked from inside.

The man told the police that after failure to get response from inside the house, he and his son scaled the boundary wall.

He said when his son tried to open the door to one of the rooms a man came from inside and opened fire on his son, killing him on the spot.

The man told the police that he rubbed out the attacker and his sister-in-law on suspicion that they had illicit relations.

He said five sons of his brother were in different schools and colleges at the time of the incident and that her sister-in-law was alone at home.

The police said the man presented himself to the police along with his gun and the Kalashnikov allegedly possessed by the killer of his son.

The police said they had registered the case and started further investigations.

Posted by: Fred || 09/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:


Civil society continues protest in Karachi against Sindh govt's 'failure to ensure rights of minorities'
[DAWN] Civil society activists and members of the Hindu community held a protest in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Clifton area on Wednesday against the Sindh government's "failure to ensure the rights of minority citizens".

Protestors staged a sit-in at Teen Talwar and carried banners inscribed with slogans calling for the provision of justice for Dr Nimrita Chandani, who was found dead at a medical college in Larkana.

A large number of real estate agents were among the protestors in a show of support for Nimrita's father, who is a real estate agent, said South SSP Sheeraz Nazeer.

Others included civil society activist Mohammed Jibran Nasir, Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
leader Zakir Mahenti, and PTI MNA Ramesh Kumar.

The protest, which began in the evening, continued till late into the night. It was called off temporarily ‐ with a resolve to begin again on Thursday ‐ after assurances were given by the government that a meeting will be held between the protestor delegation and the law advisor.

"Protest for #JusticeForNimerta & #GhotkiTemple will begin again tomorrow at #TeenTalwar at 5pm. Protest was temporarily called off today after assurance from Govt that Advisor Law will meet protestors delegation tomorrow. Protest will begin at 5pm and continue till demands are met," said Nasir in a post on Twitter.

The main Clifton road was "partially" closed for traffic due to the protest, said SSP Nazeer. He added that the protesters were staging the sit-in at the side of the main road, therefore, the traffic was not diverted on alternative roads.

Nimrita, a BDS final-year student at Bibi Aseefa Dental College, Larkana was found dead in her hostel on Sept 16. The protesters have termed it as "a murder of a student belonging to the Hindu community".

They have demanded a judicial inquiry led by a judge of Sindh High Court into the death of the student. They have also urged the government to suspend the hostel warden and demand the issuance of a show cause notice to the vice chancellor of the medical university in Larkana.

Posted by: Fred || 09/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:


Science & Technology
A Lunar Space Elevator Is Actually Feasible & Inexpensive, Scientists Find
h/t Instapundit
the Columbia study differs from previous proposal in an important way: instead of building the elevator from the Earth’s surface (which is impossible with today’s technology), it would be anchored on the moon and stretch some 200,000 miles toward Earth until hitting the geostationary orbit height (about 22,236 miles above sea level), at which objects move around Earth in lockstep with the planet’s own rotation.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 09:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  at which objects kinda move around Earth in lockstep with the planet’s own rotation.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/19/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||

#2  but you would need a rocket to get to the geostationary orbit entry point

I don't see how this is an improvement
Posted by: lord garth || 09/19/2019 12:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Love this time of year. Leaves start changing, getting pumpkin dreams, talk about the feasibility of some sort of space elevator.

Gonna try to hook up with the cable or whatnot, because it won't be still, and pull against gravity for a good part of that trip?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/19/2019 13:39 Comments || Top||

#4  It's all groovy until the cable breaks.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/19/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Compared to a monorail railgun that could send something anywhere? Another case of "Yes, we can, but why?"
Posted by: magpie || 09/19/2019 13:54 Comments || Top||

#6  LuNoHo?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 14:09 Comments || Top||

#7  It's been tried before. From this end of course. Primitive engineering back in Nimrod's time, but the basic idea was the same.

A collaboration project wasting people's money and attention on impracticable ideas just to keep the academics amused.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/19/2019 15:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Looney Soace Elevator
Posted by: Lex || 09/19/2019 15:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Bernardo De La Paz elevator.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/19/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Ummm...no...

The Lunar end of the elevator goes around the earth once a month. For the elevator to remain perpendicular to the moon (and thus not wrap around the moon) the other end has to go around the earth once a month as well. However, satellites occupying that orbit (and everything else,) would have to go around the earth once a day (29 times faster). Since there's only a narrow strip of orbit that has that characteristic orbital time, the other end of the elevator would be subject to having weather and telecommunications satellites whiz right by it. More seriously, any rocket getting up there will have to match speed with that other end to transfer goodies and materials. however, it won't be going fast enough to STAY in that orbit....

I don't dispute that the elevator would be feasible, but USING it would be a tougher matter...
Posted by: Ptah || 09/19/2019 18:31 Comments || Top||

#11  but how can the energy use be justified????
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/19/2019 20:57 Comments || Top||

#12  Well if the Moon has valuable items for export it might pay for two way traffic materials at near vacuum for manufactured items. Expect a drop in cheese futures as shelters are tunneled into the Moon for shelter.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 09/19/2019 22:06 Comments || Top||



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