“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Ok Slug-a-beds, listen up!

Rouzy-bouzy, wlonk and sillytonian: Language experts uncover 'lost' English words ideal for modern life | London Evening Standard

Slug-a-bed, quacksalver and wasteheart are among a list of 30 “forgotten” words from the English Language which experts say are ideal for modern life.

Language researchers at the University of York have drawn up a list of long-lost lingo which has fallen out of current use because they believe the terms are still relevant.

The list includes the unearthed word snout-fair meaning handsome, rouzy-bouzy for boisterously drunk and betrump as a verb meaning to cheat or deceive.
A slug-a-bed is someone who lazes about, a quacksalver is a person who falsely claims medical knowledge and wasteheart is a word used to express grief or pity.
Senior linguistics lecturer Dominic Watt led the team which spent three months searching for words in old books and dictionaries. 

He said: “As professional linguists and historians of English we were intrigued by the challenge of developing a list of lost words that are still relevant to modern life, and that we could potentially campaign to bring back into modern day language.

“We've identified lost words that are both interesting and thought-provoking, in the hope of helping people re-engage with language of old.”

According to the BBC, the complete list of 30 words are categorised into different groups: post-truth; appearance, personality and behaviour; and emotions.
Other old terms on the list include a nickum, meaning someone who is dishonest or a cheater; wlonk, an adjective to describe someone who is proud, haughty or rich; and merry-go-sorry to describe the mix of happiness and sorrow.

The 30 'lost' words

Ambodexter - One who takes bribes from both sides
Betrump - To deceive, cheat, elude, slip from
Coney-catch - To swindle, cheat, trick, dupe, deceive
Hugger-mugger - Concealment, secrecy
Nickum - A cheating or dishonest person
Quacksalver - A person who dishonestly claims knowledge of or skill in medicine; a pedlar of false cures
Rouker - A person who whispers or murmurs; one who spreads tales or rumours
Man-millinery - Suggestive of male vanity or pomposity
Parget - To daub or plaster (the face or body) with powder or paint
Snout-fair - Having a fair countenance; fair-faced, comely, handsome
Slug-a-bed - One who lies long in bed through laziness
Losenger - A false flatterer, a lying rascal, a deceiver
Momist - A person who habitually finds fault; a harsh critic
Peacockize - To behave like a peacock, to pose or strut ostentatiously
Percher - A person who aspires to a higher rank or status; an ambitious or self-assertive person
Rouzy-bouzy - Boisterously drunk
Ruff - To swagger, bluster, domineer. To ruff it out or to brag or boast of a thing
Sillytonian - A silly or gullible person, one considered as belonging to a notional sect of such people
Wlonk - Proud, haughty, rich, splendid, fine, magnificent
Fumish - Inclined to fume, hot-tempered, irascible, passionate
Awhape - To amaze, stupefy with fear, confound utterly
Hugge - To shudder, shrink, shiver, or shake with fear or with cold
Merry-go-sorry - A mixture of joy and sorrow
Stomaching - Full of malignity, given to cherish anger or resentment
Swerk - To be or become dark, gloomy, troubled, or sad
Teen - To vex, irritate, annoy, anger, enrage, to inflict suffering upon
Tremblable - Causing dread or horror
Wasteheart - Used to express grief, pity, regret, disappointment, or concern
Dowsabel - Applied generically to a sweetheart, 'lady-love'
Ear-rent - The figurative cost to a person of listening to trivial or incessant talk


  1. Quirk is a snout-fair ambodexterous coney-catching ruffian teen ear-rent of the merry-go-sorry type.

    1. Worse than that, he is a swerking tremblabler.

    2. Ash is a rouzy-bouzy sillytonian wlonker.

    3. .

      Scalawag (and I mean that in the worst possible way).

      I'm out of here. The ear-rent is beyond endurance.


    4. If I thought you were serious I'd rend my garments, pull my hair, and die.

      But I know you are not.


      At least you are not a rouzy-bouzy sillytonian wlonker.

      Think positively.

  2. English Lives !

    French is frozen to death.

    Check out the new words in the English Oxford Dictionary each year.

    French hasn't accept more than 10 new words in the last ten centuries, I'd bet, if that.

  3. Hugh Fitzgerald: Those “Inclusive” Mosques, Or, All Hat and No Camel
    By Hugh Fitzgerald on Sep 16, 2017 10:17 am
    Hugh Fitzgerald: Those “Inclusive” Mosques, Or, All Hat and No Camel
    From a BBC News item: At Berlin’s newest mosque, men and women pray together, women are allowed to lead Friday prayers, and gay, lesbian and transgender people are welcome. “Our mosque is open for everybody,” says mosque founder Seyran Ates, a German Turkish-born lawyer and women’s rights activist. “And we mean that really seriously: everybody, […]
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    Canada: No charges against imams who called for the deaths of Jews
    By Robert Spencer on Sep 16, 2017 10:39 am
    Canada: No charges against imams who called for the deaths of Jews
    Canada has an “anti-Islamophobia” motion, but it doesn’t have any motion against Islamic antisemitism. One may apparently call for the deaths of Jews with impunity, but suggesting that Islam has doctrines of violence could bring the full wrath of the Trudeau government down upon you. “Jewish groups disappointed charges were not laid against two imams,” […]
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    Islamic Republic of Pakistan fueling unrest against Buddhists in Myanmar
    By Robert Spencer on Sep 16, 2017 02:30 pm
    Islamic Republic of Pakistan fueling unrest against Buddhists in Myanmar
    “The international community has questioned Myanmar for the crisis but has forgotten the bloody contribution of Pakistan-based jihadist groups to this catastrophe. There is now evidence that little known AMM had emerged from Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami Arakan (HUJI-A), a Pakistan-based extremist outfit involved in espousing the Rohingya Muslim cause in Myanmar….Intelligence agencies believe that Rohingya militant […]
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  4. Two American tourists have reportedly had acid hurled in their face outside Marseille train station this morning

    They were travelling with two others between Marseilles and Paris when the incident is said to have occurred.

    Local media say they were hit in the face and were left with burns.

    It is understood a 41-year-old man was arrested by police and the two tourists were taken to hospital.

  5. A Danish Muslim woman has been deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove her religious veil while going through security at Brussels Airport, Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration has said.
    The woman landed at Brussels Zaventem Airport on Wednesday on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia.

  6. A second man has been arrested in south-west London over the Parsons Green Tube bomb which injured 29 people.

    The 21-year-old was detained in Hounslow at around 23.50 on Saturday night, police said.

    He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

    It comes after an 18-year-old man was arrested in the port area of Dover, Kent, on Saturday morning.

  7. Chalon-sur-Saône hammer attack: 'Two women injured after man assaults them screaming Allahu Akbar'

    The two attacks happened 15 minutes apart and the suspected attacker is on the run, according to French media reports

  8. Beatrix von Storch, the leading candidate of Alternative für Deutschland, or the AfD. It’s is a new party running on an anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim platform that credits the Tea Party with teaching its candidates some of the strategies they’re using in this election. Since World War II, more than a dozen right-wing groups have tried to enter Germany’s national parliament, and they’ve all failed. But this year, if the polls are right, the AfD has a chance to win seats, which will give it a say in writing national legislation.

    1. Now reply works!

      Islamophobe (is-slahm-o-fohb) - A non-Muslim who knows more than they are supposed to know about Islam.

      Islamophobia is an allegedly irrational fear of losing life or liberty to Islamic rule merely because the laws, sacred texts, and traditional practices of Islam demand the submission of culture, politics, religion and all social expression. It tends to afflict those most familiar with the religion while sparing the more gullible.

      The word "Islamophobia" literally means a fear of Islam, but since Allah himself "throws terror into the hearts of disbelievers" (Quran 8:12) it is used more often in reference to the rejection of Islam.

      Quran 8:12
      "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve.

      Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
      I pointed out that whatever a Muslims says is based on the rule of al-Taqqiya or the Art of Lying to the Infidel, and got branded as an Islamophobe.

      Any comment that reports Islam as a Nazi Terror Religion without the actual Quranically inspired verses and you will be called an Islamophobe. Once you list the verse, they stop calling you an Islamophobe.

      I pointed out that 61% of Islam is about dealing with Infidels, and was called an Islamophobe, which is insane, cause I don't fear it. I like to spread the truth of what the Muslims fail to mention.


    2. I'm old school islamophobe.

      I wouldn't know what to do without my head and fingers.

      Quran 8:12
      "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve.

      Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

      One couldn't even brush one's teeth.

  9. Man’s penis gets stuck in a weight at the gym. Firefighters had to be called...

    1. Firefighters Issue Warning After Man Gets Penis Stuck In Gym Weights

      I'm not too sure at what point you sit in a gym, see the hole in the weights and think, 'yes, I'll stick my penis in that', but it happened.

      The heavy weights, that are used for squats, deadlifts, bench pressing and alike are for that purpose only.

      They are not for thinking the hole in the middle, which is used to slide onto the metal bars, is a substitute for another sort of hole.

      However, firefighters were called to a gym in Germany when a man had placed his penis in the hole and later realised he couldn't remove it.

      Firefighters in the city of Worms posted a picture of the smashed 2.5kg weight after they spent three hours slicing it to free the penis.

      The man was initially taken to hospital on Friday morning with the weight still attached, but doctors were unable to free him from the metal plate.

      After being sedated, firefighters used angle grinders, a saw and a hydraulic rescue device to break the weight.

      It took them three, yes THREE, hours.

      Writing on Facebook, the fire service said: "Please do not imitate such actions."

      It's certainly an odd injury, and can be filed under the 'weird gym injuries' category.

      Reddit users contributed to a thread detailing further bizarre happenings in a gym.

      One wrote: "Personal trainer here. I saw a guy doing squat thrusts and had a hernia in the middle of it. You could see a big bubble popping out of his abdomen.

      "He kind of looked at it in shock, pressed it back in and just said, 'stay the fuck in there'."

      Another added: "I fell off a treadmill because I missed a step. Slammed my chin into the belt of the treadmill like an uppercut from hell. Just got up and walked away to leave because I was so embarrassed... jaw hurt for weeks."

      In a separate, yet similar thread, one said: "Farted while deadlifting. It took me by surprise, I wrecked my form, and I ended up injuring my traps.

      "I got better after a couple weeks of rest. Now I always take a dump before any heavy leg work."

      Lessons learned all around.

  10. “Losing a loved one is hard. Losing a loved one to suicide is 10 times harder. Knowing that they sat there and baked for eight months — I can’t breathe,” Alderman said.

    “How many thousands of people drove by the vehicle? How many people walked by?” she asked. “It’s disgusting. And it’s infuriating. It’s a total disregard for human life.”

  11. Second 'bomber' is arrested by terror police as it's revealed first 'bomber' is Iraqi refugee whose parents died and who 'was arrested TWO WEEKS ago at Parsons Green'

    1. ie: Trump was right

      A local councillor said the teenage suspect came to the UK aged 15 after his parents died in Iraq while a friend of the Joneses said the man's biological family did not agree with him moving in with Christian foster parents.

      The Joneses have raised 268 foster children in the house over three decades and the last eight have been refugees. Eight years ago the kind-hearted couple were awarded MBEs by the Queen for their services to children and families. A family member has confirmed the Joneses are currently 'safe and well'.

    2. I'm taking in Bin Laden Junior as an act of kindness.

    3. The man who lives in the Stanwell address raided by police on Sunday is a light-skinned man of Arabic appearance, according to local residents.

      He is described as having dark, frizzy hair and is around 5ft 7ins or 5ft 8ins tall.

      According to a couple, who asked not to be named, he habitually stayed up late at night and was often visited by two male companions, who appeared to be in their late teens.
      The husband said: 'He seemed a really, really nice chap, we have sat there and had a drink with him, but he didn't drink alcohol.

      'He was from North Africa, I think, perhaps Morocco or Algeria, but he had family from Scotland.
      'I think he moved in about 14 months ago, he was very quiet, he was on his own.
      Police have 'greater understanding' of how device was made

      The country's top counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, said police were gaining a 'greater understanding of the preparation of the device'.

      He said: 'The high pace and rapid progress of this investigation is continuing.

      'There was another arrest overnight and two men are in custody. There are now two searches continuing at addresses in Hounslow and Surrey and we are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the device.

      'There is still much more to do but this greater clarity and this progress has led JTAC - the independent body that assesses threat - to come to the judgement that an attack is no longer imminent.'

      Armed police will maintain a strong presence across the country early into next week and military personnel drafted in to provide support will be phased out, Mr Rowley said.

      'He had two guys there that used to be there all the time with him, he would have them there through the night and they were always playing games.
      'But they never had the TV on and there wasn't a lot of furniture, his friends were about 18 or 19.'

      His wife added: 'We thought he was a security guard or a prison officer because of his uniform.
      'To me he just kept himself to himself, he wasn't involved with us or the neighbours, but he seemed to be up at unusual hours.
      'He had pale skin and fluffy hair that was short, he didn't own the house, we don't know whether he was renting it off someone else.'

      Following the arrests the Home Secretary Amber Rudd has this afternoon announced the UK terror threat level has been reduced to 'severe' — meaning intelligence chiefs no longer think an attack is imminent.
      She added said it appeared the bomber was not a lone wolf but added that it was 'too early to reach any final conclusions on that'.

      Speaking this afternoon Ms Rudd said police had made 'good progress' in the investigation as she announced the country had been removed from the highest terror alert.
      It is not known how long the foster teenager living in the Sunbury home is believed to have resided there.

      Another neighbour said the man had been dropped off from a foster home in Kent and that he saw him 'ranting and raving' at Mr Jones in the garden.
      He said: 'I decided to go out to try and calm the situation down, I said to the lad, 'they are nice people and you need to calm down'.

      'He was ranting and raving saying he wanted to go to London.'
      A family friend told The Sun that the teenager's biological family were upset that he was being sent to live with the Joneses because they are Christian.

  12. Merwin’s garden

    The poet laureate no longer plants in his ‘garden’ or makes public appearances but you can still take in his palm forest.

    “I had long dreamed of having a chance, one day, to try to restore a bit of the earth’s surface that had been abused by human ‘improvement,’ “

    Merwin wrote in the essay “The House and Garden: The Emergence of a Dream,” published in the Kenyon Review in 2010.

    “I loved the wind-swept ridge, empty of the sounds of machines, just as it was, with its tawny, dry grass waving in the wind of late summer.”

  13. A woman has described how she spent £30,000 turning a plane into a barbers in her back garden.

    Amber Scott, 25, launched the hair salon yesterday. She had kept the salon secret for months to make the grand opening a bigger deal.

    She started converting the 1957 Air Atlantique Convair CV-440 Metropolitan in March to create Runway Studios, which will offer haircuts and make-up services.

    Watch a video of it here:

    1. Dan Bull:

      I dont see her business taking off any time soon...

    2. Damn thing had 7 Million miles on it.

      ...I didn't know those old guys had that much life in them.

  14. reply function not working agein:


    Islamophobe (is-slahm-o-fohb) - A non-Muslim who knows more than they are supposed to know about Islam.

    Islamophobia is an allegedly irrational fear of losing life or liberty to Islamic rule merely because the laws, sacred texts, and traditional practices of Islam demand the submission of culture, politics, religion and all social expression. It tends to afflict those most familiar with the religion while sparing the more gullible.

    The word "Islamophobia" literally means a fear of Islam, but since Allah himself "throws terror into the hearts of disbelievers" (Quran 8:12) it is used more often in reference to the rejection of Islam.

    Quran 8:12
    "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve.

    Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
    I pointed out that whatever a Muslims says is based on the rule of al-Taqqiya or the Art of Lying to the Infidel, and got branded as an Islamophobe.

    Any comment that reports Islam as a Nazi Terror Religion without the actual Quranically inspired verses and you will be called an Islamophobe. Once you list the verse, they stop calling you an Islamophobe.

    I pointed out that 61% of Islam is about dealing with Infidels, and was called an Islamophobe, which is insane, cause I don't fear it. I like to spread the truth of what the Muslims fail to mention.


  15. JUSTICE!

    Evergreen State Will Pay $500,000 to Settle With Professor Who Criticized Handling of Protests

  16. video shows last moments of woman found dead in hotel freezer

  17. British police have raided a home in south-west London linked to the arrest of the second suspect in a subway bombing on Friday that left 30 people injured.

    A 21-year-old man was taken into custody just before midnight on Saturday (local time).


    Earlier, passengers were evacuated from a British Airways plane due to fly from Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport to London on Sunday morning (local time) after reports of a security threat, but authorities later determined it was a false alarm.


    On Sunday, Britain lowered its national security threat level to severe from critical after as the investigation progressed, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.

    "Following the attack on Parsons Green last Friday, the police have made good progress with what is an ongoing operation," she said.

  18. Video of Bucket Bomber


  19. Just watched 45 seconds of the Emmy's:

    cruel and unusual punishment

    I have many failings, masochism is not one of them.

  20. The four American tourists who French authorities say were attacked with acid at a train station in the city of Marseille are students at Boston College in Massachusetts but the incident is not believed to be terrorism related.


    A spokeswoman for Marseille's prosecutor said earlier that the woman arrested as a suspect in the attack did not make any extremist declarations, but said officials couldn't rule out terror as a motive so early in the investigation.

    Regional newspaper La Provence, quoting unidentified police officials, reported that the suspect had a history of mental health problems and didn't try to flee the site of the attack.

  21. September 17, 2017

    Stunning poll reveals widespread backlash against refugee immigration in developed countries

    By Thomas Lifson

    Citizens seem to understand more than their leaders in most Western democracies. Here's a stunning poll that shows the depth of popular opposition to anything-goes migration - with the sentiment the same across the developed world. According to this global study from Ipsos-MORI, cited by Breitbart London, a majority of the population in 25 countries finds immigration a major concern, and most citizens are doubtful about migrant claims to being refugees.

    In every single nation surveyed a plurality thought that immigration had had a negative effect. An average of 48 per cent said there are too many immigrants in their countries, against 21 per cent who believe there are not.

    A majority in most countries also question if refugees are genuine, believe terrorists are posing as refugees, and think border controls should be tightened.

    Breitbart noted that the sharpest shift came from Sweden. Apparently, people aren't as thrilled as their leaders are about a Uniworld Utopia, knowing what migrants are like and what their costs cost them. Note also that Turkey, a nation with a strong national identity, casts an especially baleful eye on unchecked, unvetted and undocumented migrants overrunning their country.

    Read it here.

  22. Sept. 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a "date marker" in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
    Meade has built his theory, which is viewed with a widely skeptical lens, on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, according to British newspaper The Sun.
    NASA has repeatedly said Planet X is a hoax.

    I'll be drinking on this night and plan on waking up on the 24th with a hangover, so the world can rest easy.


    2. What if the calculations are off by one day, and you end up waking up to the end of the world ?

      To be safe side maybe you should make it a week long drunk.

  23. "There is nothing to suggest that 23 September is a momentous date for biblical prophecy, and Christians need to be careful about being drawn into such sensationalist claims.

    "We won’t know the day or the hour—so we should be prepared at all times!"

    Fortunately for us, NASA also says the Planet X theory is a hoax, and no such system exists or will pass the Earth.

  24. Mr Trump was accused of letting slip intelligence details by saying those responsible for an explosion on an underground train were “sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard”.

    “You have to understand the president can communicate in any form that he wishes. And if he uses Twitter, I think what you saw was a reaction to the fact that this was terrible and we cannot let terrorist attacks become part of our normal day,” Ms Haley said.
    “And when you see a number of these, it makes the president more and more assured that he has to do everything he can to keep Americans safe.”

  25. A shortage of aviation fuel has caused dozens of flight cancellations at New Zealand's Auckland Airport, with airlines advised to carry enough fuel for return flights after a digger apparently damaged an oil pipeline while trying to extract kauri logs.


    Auckland Airport is New Zealand's largest international airport and handles more than 18.5 million passengers a year.

    Chief executive Adrian Littlewood said the airport was working with airlines to monitor the impact of the disruption, with a focus on assisting passengers.

    1. They ain't gonna carry enough fuel to fly there and back from Hawaii!

    2. In addition to the cancellations, some long-haul services to and from Asia and North America will undertake refuelling stops at selected Pacific or Australian airports. To date, three North America services have refuelled in Nadi, Fiji. Today, flight NZ99 from Auckland to Narita, Tokyo will make a refuelling stop in Brisbane.

  26. Oxford's latest dictionary additions include 'gender-fluid', 'YOLO', 'quirkist'. and ''Merica' among 1,200 other 'new words'

    Oxford English Dictionary has revealed 1,200 new words in latest update

    Among new words are, 'YOLO', ''Merica', 'gender-fluid', 'quirkist', and 'clicktivism'

    New version also paid tribute to the iconic late-British author, Roald Dahl

    Oxford English Dictionary updated to include new words four times a year
    PUBLISHED: 14:17 EDT, 12 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:54 EDT, 12 September 2016

    The latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary have been announced, with 1,200 new words and 1,000 revised entries making the cut.

    The dictionary, which is updated four times a year, unveiled the inclusions on Monday.

    Included among the latest list are 'gender-fluid' - meaning, 'relating to a person having or expressing a fluid or unfixed gender identity', 'YOLO' - an abbreviation for 'you only live once', 'quirkist', a personality so singular it becomes a singularity, and ''Merica' - a sarcastic term used to described things or events that fit the American stereotype.

    The latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary (pictured) have been announced, with 1,200 new words and 1,000 revised entries making the cut +

    The latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary (pictured) have been announced, with 1,200 new words and 1,000 revised entries making the cut

    Others words chosen this time around are 'moobs', which is defined as, 'unusually prominent breasts on a man', and 'non-apology', meaning: 'a statement that takes the form of an apology but does not acknowledge responsibility or express regret for what has caused offence or upset.'

    'Clicktivism' also made the cut this time around, so now you only need one word to describe a person who, 'signals support for a political or social cause by means of the Internet, through social media, online petitions, etc., rather than by more substantive involvement.'

    Read more:
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    1. Among the words on the consideration list for next year are 'sammed', or 'to sam', the meaning being to knock out a kangaroo with one punch in a roo/human boxing match.

    2. Also under consideration is the term 'dougout', meaning a nuclear secure lava tube of one's own on the Island of Maui.

    3. 'truckee' is being considered as well, meaning 'the height of excitement'.

    4. Sorry, no animal abuse here.

  27. Prediction:

    Roy Moore is going to clobber Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican run off.

  28. Mighty Idaho Vandals lost:

    Sep. 16 Broncos at Western Michigan Broncos
    Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI 4:00pm PT
    Lost 37-28

    Now 1 - 2 so far this year.

  29. Why is Trump backing Strange? Does he have a deal with McConnell?

    1. I have, as usual, no idea. I think he's on the losing side, though.

    2. Trump plans Alabama trip next weekend to campaign for Luther Strange
      September 17, 2017
      President Trump’s somewhat puzzling enthusiasm for supporting the election bid of Luther Strange in the primary battle he is facing against Judge Roy Moore seems to be increasing. More

      Luther Strange is, truly, a giant of a man. He towers over Trump.

    3. Face-off: Alabama GOP Senate runoff now a proxy war between Trump and Bannon

      ALLAHPUNDIT Sep 17, 2017 3:31 PM

      Strange days.

  30. Rush Hour:

    Ice Addiction

    There has been an alarming increase in the number of Australians seeking help for addiction to ice.

    Over the past five years, the Salvation Army has seen a 16 to 57 per cent jump in people seeking help from the charity, specifically Sydney’s William Booth House.


    Winning an Emmy

    Television’s biggest stars walk the red carpet at the 69th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles today but there’s one peculiar fact not many of them are willing to divulge.

    After the thrill of standing up in front of their peers and making an acceptance speech, Emmy winners are quickly brought back down to earth with a hefty bill.
    The statuettes — which consist of cheap metals dipped in liquid gold — cost around $US400 to make, so if the winners want to keep their prize, they need to pay for it in full.


    Melania and Donald

    Melania and Donald Trump have had their fair share of awkward interactions.
    There was the cringe-worthy dance at Trump’s presidential inauguration, and all the times Melania has snibbed his attempts at hand-holding — but this handshake might just take the cake.

    After the First lady introduced her husband on stage at an event at Joint Base Andrews, Trump decided to thank her with one of his notorious handshakes.
    Melania awkwardly engaged in the handshake, before he pushed her aside and told her “Go sit down”.

  31. The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night.


    Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lee weakened into a tropical depression far out in the Atlantic while Otis strengthened into a hurricane out in the Pacific. Neither threatened land.

  32. The Donald has called Kim Fatso III "Rocket Man".

    This is no good.

    "Rocket Boy" is better.

  33. Trump has threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea if the North continued with its threats. Haley said that wasn't an empty threat from the president but she declined to describe the president's intentions.

    "If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behaviour, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed and we all know that and none of us want that," Haley said.

    "None of us want war. But we also have to look at the fact that you are dealing with someone who is being reckless, irresponsible and is continuing to give threats not only to the United States, but to all their allies, so something is going to have to be done."

    1. John Bolton sounds like the font of wisdom these days.

    2. .

      That you would see it that way is kind of expected. I mean, faux farmer, trumpkin, English major, Idaho.



    Does it really deserve its bad rap ?

    September 18, 2017 Prager University

    Was the British Empire a good or bad thing for the world? To put it another way, is freedom a good or bad thing for the world? Historian and author H.W. Crocker III explains why we may want to rethink the British Empire's bad rap.


  35. Bea Edwards, a senior international policy analyst at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) in Washington D.C., worries it is not looking at past failures.

    “Accountability means looking back and assigning responsibility for wrongs done – for sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers or for circumventing sanctions on North Korea, as well as for retaliating against the whistleblowers who disclosed these acts,” she said.

    A reform that only looks forward – as this statement suggests the next reform round will – avoids accountability rather than strengthening it. Edwards told Fox News.


    Michigan Muslim Mom Honor Murdered: “Americanized” her children “in contrast to Islamic roots”
    By Pamela Geller - on September 17, 2017

    Nada Huranieh’s husband Bassel Altantawi expressed concerns that his children were being “Americanized” by his wife in contrast to their Syrian and Islamic roots, court records show. He hasn’t been charged. Their 16-year-old son is taking the rap. He will get a much lighter sentence, being underage and all. In most of these honor killing cases, the husband and the sons work together to kill the wife or daughter who bought dishonor on the family. There were problems in the home prior to Huranieh’s death, including allegations of domestic violence and Medicaid fraud charges. I believe the husband was involved.

    “A judge will decide in November whether a 16-year-old Farmington Hills boy will stand trial for murder….”

    Like I said.

    George Hunter and Mike Martindale, The Detroit News:

    A judge will decide in November whether a 16-year-old Farmington Hills boy will stand trial for murder after he was charged as an adult in connection with his mother’s death.

    During a brief hearing Friday, 47th District Judge Marla Parker set a Nov. 17 date for a preliminary examination in the second-degree murder case involving Muhammad Altantawi, who is accused of killing his mother, Nada Huranieh.

    Huranieh, 35, died Aug. 21 after she fell from a second-story window of her mansion on Howard Road in Farmington Hills. Police originally considered it an accident, but later determined the fitness trainer’s death was a homicide.

    Altantawi is being held in Oakland County Children’s Village without bond. On Friday, Parker allowed a request by defense attorneys David J. Kramer and Shannon Smith to let them bring a laptop into Children’s Village to prepare for the case.

    “Muhammad still maintains his innocence,” Kramer said after Friday’s pretrial conference. “He’s hanging in there. He’s a resilient kid.”

    Court records reviewed by The Detroit News and family acquaintances show there were problems in the home prior to Huranieh’s death, including allegations of domestic violence and Medicaid fraud charges against the defendant’s father, Bassel Altantawi, a Canton Township doctor.

    The father also expressed concerns that his children were being “Americanized” by his wife in contrast to their Syrian and Islamic roots, court records show.

  37. Abedin’s mom made sure Clinton’s Saudi speech omitted “freedom” and “driving for women”


    It is well established that there is a hierarchy of Leftist values, and Islam trumps feminism. Hillary Clinton, not surprisingly, is on board with this.

    “Abedin’s mom made sure Clinton’s Saudi speech omitted ‘freedom’ and ‘driving for women,’ emails show,” by Brooke Singman, Fox News, September 14, 2017:

    Huma Abedin’s mother helped to water down a speech then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave at a Saudi women’s college, warning not to mention “political” terms like “freedom” and “driving for women,” new emails show.

    Abedin’s mother, Saleha Abedin, is a sociology lecturer at Dar Al Hekma, a women’s college in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where Clinton spoke to students on Feb. 16, 2010.

    And according to new emails obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, a Clinton speechwriter for the event sought advice and guidance from Abedin’s mother in advance.

    “Talk to my mom for sure,” Abedin, a top Clinton aide, wrote to speechwriter Case Button on Feb. 12, 2010. “She will have good points for you…”

    Abedin’s mother responded with a list of “IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER.”

    “Do not use the political terms such as ‘democracy/ elections/ freedom.’ Do not use the term ‘empowerment of women’ instead say ‘enabling women’ and use other terms such as ‘partnership/participation,’” Saleha Abedin wrote. “Do not even mention driving for women! The last visitor received a torrent of rejoinders from the students who said they have more important challenges to contend with.”

    She added: “Don’t sound sympathetic to ‘women’s plight’ or be ‘patronizing’ as other visitors have done and made the students extremely annoyed. They rightly consider these as in-house issues that they would like to address themselves and not for outsiders, no matter how well intentioned, to come in and tell them.”

    Clinton’s speechwriter seemingly took that advice. The 2010 speech, reviewed by Fox News, omitted the words “freedom” and “democracy,” and mentioned “elections” only in reference to those in Iraq.

    “We need more partnerships like those that are underway here in Saudi Arabia that strengthen civil society, as well as local indigenous efforts to expand opportunities, so that more girls and women everywhere can participate fully in the spheres of society, if they so choose to do so,” Clinton said, using two key buzzwords recommended, during the town hall.

    Clinton did not mention “driving for women” in the speech, as requested….

    War With North Korea Starts to Look Inevitable

    09.18.17 3:26 AM ET

    “We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point,” said Nikki Haley on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, referring to North Korea. “We wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said. “If that doesn’t work, General Mattis [Defense Secretary James Mattis] will take care of it.”

    The comments, no off-the-cuff remarks, mirrored her words at a White House press briefing Friday, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, standing next to Haley at that briefing, was even more explicit. “I think we ought to make clear what’s different about this approach is, is that we’re out of time,” he noted, referring to sanctions. “As Ambassador Haley said before, we’ve been kicking the can down the road, and we’re out of road.”

    When senior Trump administration officials talk about the end of diplomacy they raise the prospect of war. But have all measures short of war been exhausted?

    CNN’s Barbara Starr reported Saturday, “North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has renewed discussion at the highest levels of the Trump administration about how military force could be used to stop [North Korean Leader] Kim Jong Un’s development of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.”

    The war talk is the result of exasperation by American officials who see that their actions so far have not convinced Kim, the North Korean supremo, to slow down the testing of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.
    Take Haley’s CNN comment. Even as President Donald Trump, a U.N. skeptic, prepares to address the United Nations General Assembly, many Americans, viewing the nine ineffective sets of sanctions on North Korea since 2006, say the Security Council itself is broken.

    But the Security Council is not “broken.” It was never designed to work in an era of disagreement among the five veto-wielding permanent members.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017.

    What is not working is the United States. Unfortunately, from administration to administration, American leaders have failed to use all the elements of American power. If China and Russia use their vetoes to frustrate efforts to disarm North Korea—and they do—it is because the United States has not been willing to coerce them into acting responsibly.
    With regard to Moscow, recent American policymakers have been more worried about a weak Russia than a strong one. Therefore, they have opted for mild sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s dangerous behavior. Ronald Reagan, at a time when the U.S. was far weaker than it is today and the Soviet Union was far stronger than Russia is now, used American economic might to end the Cold War. Putin today is able to bedevil the U.S. at the Security Council only because Americans are afraid of what happens if they move to take him down.

    1. At the same time, the U.S. has not stopped the People’s Republic of China. Washington has allowed Chinese banks, large and small, to launder money for the North Koreans for decades. Americans reportedly have permitted Chinese leaders to help Pyongyang transfer missiles to the Iranians. The White House did nothing when enterprises connected to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army sold mobile launchers for the North’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. The U.S. has not asked the Chinese, at least in public, how North Korea’s most advanced missiles appear to be derived from China’s Jl-1. And Washington acted as if it did not matter when Chinese businesses allegedly sold uranium hexafluoride, components, and equipment for the Kim regime’s nuclear-weapons program.

      No wonder the Chinese feel free to support their North Korean allies. U.S. policymakers, they can see, have been feckless. It is one thing for, say, Liechtenstein to fail to convince Beijing to do the right thing. It is quite another for the United States of America to fail to do so. American policymakers have simply failed to coerce Beijing, failed to leave it no choice but to join in the effort to disarm the Kims.

      What can the United States do to China? It can declare its largest banks “primary money-laundering concerns” under Section 311 of the Patriot Act, thereby denying them the ability to transact business in the world’s dominant currency. That would be essentially imposing a death sentence on the Chinese banking system and possibly China’s economy, perhaps the Communist Party itself.

      Trump can also remind China’s leaders that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the middle of last month formally initiated, pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation into Chinese intellectual-property theft. A finding of such theft—virtually assured—can lead to the imposition of high across-the-board tariffs on Chinese goods.

      And this month, the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, appears to have driven the renminbi lower, an indication central technocrats are once again “manipulating” their currency as that is defined by U.S. law. That gives Trump another point of leverage.

      The Chinese economy, debt-fueled for years, is particularly vulnerable, especially in the run-up to the historic 19th Communist Party Congress, which begins Oct. 18. General Secretary Xi Jinping, who seeks to grab unprecedented power, cannot afford to see a major disruption of relations with the United States at this sensitive time.

      The Trump administration, with the series of actions it took in the last week of June, signaled it would move against China for its support for North Korea. For instance, the Treasury Department sawed off Bank of Dandong, a small Chinese financial institution, from the global economy due to its persistent money-laundering. The Chinese, unfortunately, have continued their support for the Norks at the Security Council.

    2. So what should the United States do? It could just give up efforts to disarm Pyongyang, as James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, suggested in widely reported comments to CNN last month. There is an air of defeatism in American policy circles these days.

      The assumption among Clapper and others is that the U.S. can deter the North Koreans indefinitely. Perhaps Washington can do that and, at the same time, stop their sale of nuclear-weapons technology to Iran and make sure they do not begin merchandising thermonuclear devices to established weapons customers, some of them terrorist groups.
      But perhaps deterrence is not possible. Kim Jong Un, who surely knows what Clapper and others are saying, is obviously defiant these days. And the core goal of the Kim regime—the basis of its legitimacy—is taking over the other Korea, the one governed from Seoul.

      Kim, once confident about his nukes and the means to deliver them, will almost surely attempt to use the threat of war to break America’s 64-year-old mutual-defense treaty with South Korea and get America’s 28,500 service personnel off the peninsula. Once he accomplishes that, he surely thinks he can intimidate the South into submission.
      Kim has recently been talking about “final victory,” a reference to taking over the South. An overconfident despot could miscalculate and begin a chain of events spiraling into war.

      Although Americans are confident in their “overwhelming” capabilities, as Trump’s comments at Joint Base Andrews on Friday indicate, the North Koreans probably do not view it that way. They have long memories and they know they grabbed the Pueblo, an unarmed U.S. Navy reconnaissance vessel, from international waters in 1968 and held the crew for almost a year, killing one sailor and even getting an apology from the Johnson administration. They no doubt recall they killed 31 Americans when, a year later, they shot down a Navy EC-121. In 1976, they hacked to death two U.S. Army officers in the Demilitarized Zone. In no case, did North Korea pay a price. So Americans do not look especially intimidating to the Kim family.

      And although many Americans call Kim “irrational,” would it be crazy for him to think, now, that Washington will not stop him?

      War, through miscalculation and misconception, is beginning to look probable, if not inevitable.

    3. Just accept the reality that between 600,000 and 6,000,000 people will die as a result of the continuing US occupation of the Korean pennisula.

      The South Koreans are more than capable of defending South Korea without 28,000 US troops in their country.

    4. Right. USA is occupiers.

      South Korea can defend itself which is why they are asking for the return of USA nukes.

      You nutz.

    5. You were the fool said ISIS would be wiped out of Iraq couple years ago.

      Haha, some General you are.

    6. Fred. tranies should get google accounts No reason bot to
      Unless of couse you are not smart enough to accomplish the task
      In whichcase you are not smart enough to continue to warrent a reponse

      Besides you claimed Robert "Draft Doder Peterson was a squeeler, like a pig, you wrote

      I agee,,, but would mot have brought it up. Not until prompted. By your statement


  39. Lawn Mower Boy Exploited By The Donald

    As predicted, the lawnmower kid is now a victim of Trump’s evil regime

    JAZZ SHAW Sep 18, 2017 12:31 PM

    Labor law violations as high crimes and misdemeanors ?

    As Predicted, The Lawnmower Kid Is Now A Victim Of Trump’s Evil Regime
    JAZZ SHAWPosted at 12:31 pm on September 18, 2017

    When John Sexton wrote about 11 year old Frank Giaccio getting to mow the White House lawn, he seemed to be taking a tongue-in-cheek tone when he wondered if anyone would invoke child labor laws to criticize the President. I mean, seriously now… who could be that insane ?

    SEE ALSO: “Shut down ICE!”: Amnesty activists shout down Pelosi over DREAM deal with Trump

    I half-expected Salon or maybe Slate to run this story under the headline, “Trump violates child labor laws at the White House.” So far it seems only a handful of nuts on Twitter are bringing up child labor laws, so maybe this means President Trump is slowly becoming “nomalized.”
    Not so fast, John. We can debate the definition of “a handful of nuts on Twitter” at some other point, but Fox News found at least one person with a larger platform who was taking the charges seriously.

    Jedediah Bila leaves "The View" - over Hillary interview?
    Steven Greenhouse, who worked for the Times for 31 years and still writes for the paper on occasion, took issue with the feel-good story of the boy, Frank Giaccio, of Falls Church, Va., who showed up at the White House Friday to cut the grass at the invitation of President Trump.

    “Not sending a great signal on child labor, minimum wage & occupational safety >> Trump White House lets a 10-year-old volunteer mow its lawn,” Greenhouse, who covered unions for much of his time at the newspaper, tweeted.

    The Daily Wire website slammed Greenhouse’s tweet as the “dumbest” ever posted on Twitter.

    Others were just as critical.

    “The sanctimonious and humorless finger-wagging of nanny state progressivism in one tweet,” conservative commentator and journalist Bill Kristol tweeted.....


  40. US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser has told a United Nations meeting that the US is standing by its plan to abandon the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation more favourable to Washington, a step for which the international community has little appetite.


    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday the US could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions.

  41. THE United States and South Korea have staged a series of dramatic bombing drills designed to send a message to Kim Jong-un.

    The flurry of military drills comes after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan last Friday.


    Russia and China’s joint war games in the North Pacific form an eight day program of joint land and sea drills which include defending ships from an air or naval attack.

    The two countries do not have a formal military alliance, but according to the Wall Street Journal are developing common techniques which will allow them to train and fight together.


    Both Russia and China have condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear tests, with Beijing calling them “regrettable.”

  42. However, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has previously said diplomacy and dialogue will not work with Pyongyang, calling for the entire international community to apply more pressure.

    The fear remains that Kim Jong Un may soon develop the ability to target the US with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile.

    A UN General Assembly meeting will be held on on Tuesday, with North Korea's nuclear threat expected to be high on the agenda.

    1. The fear in North Korea is that the US has targeted Pyongyang for nuclear annihilation.

      That Fire and Fury will rain down from the sky

      Mr Trump has said as much

      MAD works

    2. Threats against someone that can cointer punch...
      Not the kind of target the US is used to dealing with.

      Kim has learned his lessons from Colonel Q and Saddam Hussein

  43. US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said at the weekend the US now had to "move with a great deal of urgency: on sanctions, on diplomacy and on preparing, if necessary, a military option".


    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in New York for a meeting of the UN General Assembly at which North Korea is set to dominate discussions.

    Observers will be watching closely any remarks by US President Donald Trump. But Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin - both of whom are crucial to resolving the North Korea crisis - will not attend the week-long talks.

  44. 600,000 to 6,000,000 dead ...
    So said Steve Bannon, when he was still at Mr Trump's side

    Destroying South Korea for decades to come. China will watch, until they act
    As they did once before
    Making sure the US presence in Korea is limited and contained

  45. The US has never done well on the ground, on the mainland, in Asia.

    Remember Chesty Puller advancing to the rear... Evacuating northern Korea by sea. Escaping the Chinese, barely

  46. Two weeks ago posited the impact of a North Korean nuclear bomb on Australia's cities.

    But since then seismologists and nuclear weapons experts have revised the size of North Korea's atomic weapon from 100 kilotons to a far more devastating 250 kilotons.



    Tokyo would not fare much better than New York, but the proximity to North Korea and its historical enmity would make it a much more likely target.

    An estimated 338,000 people would be killed instantly by the blast, and 800,000 people estimated to be injured.


    For all the talk of Kim Jong-un being a madman and his nation being full of warrior fanatics, few experts believe North Korea has any intention of using a bomb.

    Instead Pyongyang wants an ICBM to ensure they will not be attacked or invaded, using the weapon as a deterrent rather than a hostile threat.

  47. Pyongyang wants to cleanse South Korea of the American occupation troops and bring the blessings of North Korean democracy and enlightenment to the South, according to what someone said.

    1. We shoulda nuke Pongyang 25 years ago and got it over with fore they coulda nuked back, is what I think. We was slow on the draw, and the trigger.

    2. The Emmys sucked last nite.

    3. Fuck the Emmys. It's a political shithouse.

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  49. China’s ambassador to the US has said Beijing will not accept a nuclear armed North Korea amid the crisis over Pyongyang’s rapidly escalating weapons programme.

    Cui Tiankai’s comments on Friday came after some experts and observers have said global powers should accept that Pyongyang has nuclear weapons and policy should now be directed at ensuring they do not use them.

    Here are three reasons why China is so opposed to Kim Jong-un’s regime having nuclear arms:

    1. Fears of a regional arms race

    Observers say China is extremely wary of its neighbours obtaining a credible nuclear arsenal as it poses an obvious risk to its own security. It has also prompted concerns in Beijing that a regional arms race would develop, with South Korea and Japan feeling the need to obtain their own nuclear weapons.


    South Korea says its policy remains unchanged, but Deng Yuwen, a senior researcher at the Charhar Institute think tank, wrote in a commentary that Seoul and the US were discussing reintroducing American weaponry with nuclear warheads.


    2. Undermining non-proliferation regime

    China is a signatory of the international Non-Proliferation Treaty aimed at limiting the spread of nuclear weapons and championing nuclear disarmament. Japan, the United States and 185 other UN member countries have also signed.

    China accepting North Korea as a nuclear state would be a surprise as other emerging nuclear powers such as India and Pakistan have not been accepted under the non-proliferation regime.

    3. Safety fears

    The North Korean regime is bellicose and unpredictable and Deng said Beijing fears its nuclear weapons programme could lead to radiation leaks into its territory.

    In a worst-case scenario, the weapons could be turned against China itself, said Deng. “If relations between China and North Korea deteriorate further, no one can guarantee that Kim will not use nuclear weapons against China.”

    1. China will not cut the flow of oil to NorK
      The missiles in the NorK arsenal are Chinese
      Mr Deng is not a honest broker of information
      Kinda like "Baghdad Bob", in that regard
      Chinese actions speak to the reality of the situation

  50. Kim Jong-un has vowed to complete North Korea's highly-controversial nuclear weapons programme.

    North Korea said Saturday it was bent on nothing less than military "equilibrium" with arch-enemy the United States with a full nuclear arsenal, forcing UN powers into fresh crisis talks.


    US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the launch "put millions of Japanese into duck and cover", although residents of northern Japan appeared calm and went about their business as usual.

  51. I notice Hank is back
    Last time I saw him post he wrote that Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson takes it up the ass. Wondering if Boobie was a screamer or a whimpered like a whipped bitch ... inquiering minds do not really need to know.

    1. That's what YOU wrote, squibbbereen brains, stealing my moniker.

      Gosh you know a lot about Korea, about as much as you knew about ISIS.

      Go back to your mom's basement.

    2. Go bowling, its all she ever let's you do.

      You not supposed to be using her computer, deadbeatdadwarcriminal.

    3. No, Hank, that post carries YOUR moniker.
      If you had a Google account ...
      But that would necessitate you had a real intellect. Which you don't

      As evidenced by your lack of a Google account

    4. If Robert "Draft Doder" Peterson logs in, he can comment on whether he squeals when his anus is stretched ... or not

    5. He has regaled us with tales of his adventures with enemas ... Definately a blogging subject that is kinda gay
      To say the least

  52. Bad to Worse: Equifax Was Hit by Earlier Breach

    The clouds surrounding Equifax are growing ever darker. On Monday, the credit bureau confirmed it suffered a major hacking attack in March—one that took place months before the July breach the company disclosed on Sept. 7, which involved thieves stealing personal information from over 140 million Americans.

    1. The insider stock dumping, almost $2,000,000 worth should be prosecuted.

      White collar blooters score big time, little or no fines, even less jail time

  53. Heh, I see General Psycho Ass Backwards calls the 26,000 or so US troops in South Korean 'occupation forces'.

    Looking at Doug's night pic of the Korean peninsula from space, a sane person would conclude the 'occupation' has done the South some good.

    That is, if a person likes Light, which the General doesn't seem to do.


    Cheers to all you others !

    1. What is occupation, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson?

      You and yours don't even know what the word means

  54. "I'm walking out of prison and I see literally a dystopian novel unfolding before my eyes," she said. "That's how I feel when I walk in American streets today."

    But at one point, she also hinted at her version of brighter future.

    "There are things we as people can always do," Manning said. "Whenever society and the institutions are failing, we can always take our own individual actions against the institutions of power."

    Chelsea Manning... what a fucking freak. Why did it ever join the Army in the first fucking place?

    1. .

      I don't know, Sam. He/she is starting to look a lot better, well...unless the pictures I saw were photo shopped.


  55. PRESIDENT Donald Trump has made his debut at the United Nations, using his first speech to urge the 193-nation organisation to cut red tape and more clearly define its global mission.


    However the billionaire opened his remarks by plugging his nearby residential tower, the Trump World Tower.

    Built in 2001, the residential skyscraper in the United Nations Plaza was briefly the tallest all-residential tower in the world.


    After the brazen plug, the president pushed the UN to focus “more on people and less on bureaucracy” and to change “business as usual and not be beholden to ways of the past which were not working” while also suggesting that the US was paying more than its fair share to keep the New York-based world body operational.

  56. Axe Murder Incident

    1. Of course it's 'old news', you dumbfuck.

      It happened back in the Gerald Ford days, which isn't the point, moron.

  57. I liked Trump's line about Rocket Man being on a self suicide mission.

    One doesn't often hear such language at the UN.


    1. TRUMP TAKES UN...
      Slams Socialism...
      Targets rogue regimes...
      Threatens to destroy NKorea...
      'Rocket Man on suicide mission'...
      Warns Iran... MORE ....DRUDGE

      Best speech given at the UN since the days of Abba Eban.

    2. Mr Trump did not tell the truth about whoch country is supporting terrorism

      Omitting the fact that the US is buying $2.2 Billion USD worth of Warsaw Pact weapons to supply al-Qeada operarives in Syria

      The Trump Administration is arming radical Islamic terrorists, the same terrorists that attacked US on 11SEP2001

      Stay the Course?


    3. The Pentagon has relied on an army of contractors and sub-contractors – from blue-chip military giants to firms linked to organized crime – to supply up to US$ 2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels
      The Pentagon started the major buy-up in September 2015 under President Obama. By May this year, it had already spent more than $700 million on AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers, mortars, and other weapons and ammunition.

      More than $900 million has been contracted to be spent by 2022, and nearly $600 million more has been budgeted or requested by the Trump administration. This brings the grand total of the Pentagon’s intended spending on its Syrian allies to $2.2 billion.

    4. .

      Best speech given at the UN since the days of Abba Eban.

      I don't buy it.

      I heard parts of it. Sounded like the same old stump speech we've heard a thousand times before. The T man whining about how the world has been taking advantage of the US forever and how he is going to change all that.

      If I'm fed up hearing the whine and the threats, I'm sure the rest of the world probably is too.


    5. Both Bolton and Netanyahu have given The Speech great praise.

      You should take that into consideration.



    6. The "Chicken Hawk Huckster" five star review

    7. If you are fed up with the threats you should be fed up with N. Korea. Kim has threatened endlessly to make you glow in the dark.

      Trump was probably trying to get China's full attention, and probably failed.

    8. Think of it as 'Jacksonian', Quirk.

      Quirk, the situation is a great illustration of 'Luther's Dilemma'.

      What do you do when you don't know what to do ? Doing nothing is a choice too. And might be the worst choice of all.

      These situation come up all too frequently in life, as one knows well if one has a little awareness.

      Luther's advice was, since one can't get out of making a choice, to 'Sin Bravely', sin here having the old meaning of 'error'.

      'Error bravely' - that is, recognize you might be disastrously wrong, but make the best choice you can, and, face to the wind, don't drive yourself nuts with worry about it.

      By saying you are tired of hearing about it, and turning to the Detroit ball game, you are, in a way, making a do nothing. You may be right, but you might be disastrously wrong.

      My advice ? If you've made your choice to watch the game, might as well have a couple Coors as well !

      Might help to take the edge off.

    9. This is an example of the three or four things Luther said that really made some sense that I am aware of. Maybe there are more, I haven't read all of Luther. To be forced to read all of Luther sounds like cruel and unusual punishment to me.

      Here's one you might like:

      'God filled this Rhine river with fat fish, and these hills grow wonderful grapes. Therefore, let us eat and drink !'

      Argue with that, if you can.


    10. If you are really concerned about the issue you ought to at least write a Letter to the Editor of one of the Detroit papers, The Detroit Huckster, perhaps.

      Remember, democracy depends upon an involved citizenry !

    11. .

      Trump has the right to say what he wants. Endlessly as is his wont. It's his first amendment right. That doesn't make it any less annoying.


    12. .

      Both Bolton and Netanyahu have given The Speech great praise.

      Nuff said.

      Thanks for confirming my opinion as expressed in QuirkTue Sep 19, 03:01:00 PM EDT.



  58. —In what some security experts fear could be a high-stakes war of Elton John lyrics, minutes after Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” the North Korean dictator responded by calling Trump “Honky Cat.”


    1. As he issued the Elton John-based attack, Kim warned that he had an extensive collection of the singer-songwriter’s albums and was prepared to weaponize every lyric in them.

      The White House immediately struck back, warning Kim that “any further provocation involving an Elton John lyric, especially ‘Tiny Dancer,’ will be seen as an act of war.”

      But any hope that Kim would be silenced was short-lived.
      Responding to the White House, Kim stated, “I see the bitch is back,” before signing off, “Goodbye, Yellow-Wigged Toad.”

  59. .

    Day of the Eloi

    Some are concerned that our culture and traditions will be irreparably damaged by an influx of immigrants. Hmmm.

    A 40-year study of teens finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving at record rates

    According to a new study from the psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, avoid drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social-media apps.

    The study, published in the journal Child Development, analyzed survey responses from 8.3 million teenagers between 1976 and 2016. Overwhelmingly, today's teens were found to be less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or go out without their parents...

    Sounds like it's too late to worry.


    1. Just speeds up the process.

      Have to look at the long view, according to Gary Johnson:

      In a few billion years the sun will expand and burn up the earth.

    2. "What, me worry ?"

      What is the origin of the phrase “What, me worry”? (It isn't Mad Magazine!)

      In Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson discusses the early history of the submarine. According to Larson, the submarine was regarded as an "iron coffin" until the work of John Philip Holland, an Irish engineer.

      Larson says (page 57): "A famous 1898 cartoon, based on a photograph....shows Holland emerging in top hat [actually it may have been a derby] from the hatch of one of his submarines with the caption "What, me worry?" For the photograph on which the cartoon may have been based, see Wikipedia, John Philip Holland

      I have not been able to find the cartoon; nor have I been able to find if the phrase was in use before 1898, or if it originated in the cartoon.

      (See also Richard Compton-Hall The Submarine Pioneers: The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare, Chapter Three.))

      etymology phrases expressions

      According to John E. Hett, Publisher and Editor of The Journal of MADness, they have their origins in anti-Irish racism prevalent in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century in Great Britain and the US.

      Having read the excellent link you found, I would be more specific and say the phrase has its origin in a stereotype associated with anti-Irish racism. – Peter Shor Nov 26 '15 at 14:01

      I do agree with you and thank you for the correction, for the sake of splitting hairs, most racism is based in stereotypes. Is it not? – Rob BB3 Nov 26 '15 at 16:56

      I was wondering whether I was splitting hairs when i made the comment. – Peter Shor Nov 26 '15 at 19:48

      According to "Dead Wake", Holland emigrated to America and began designing undersea vessels with the goal of helping Ireland defeat the British navy." (How Ireland was going to take on the British navy was not explained.) Holland was highly regarded for his engineering innovations at the time of the photo and cartoon, so if "What, me worry" originally was anti-Irish, the use of it in the cartoon must have been ironic. – ab2 Nov 26 '15 at 21:06

      I delayed the green click, because I was hoping for more interest in this Q. Maybe Mad Magazine is as passé as the Gallic Wars. Sic transit... – ab2 Nov 27 '15 at 2:47


  60. Macron insisted the world’s challenges were best met by working together, not alone, and he ruled out any renegotiation of the Paris climate accord, saying the rest of the world will go ahead with or without the U.S.

    He warned that Trump’s threats to exit the Iran nuclear accord would make the world more dangerous,

  61. Manafort Calls On DOJ To Release Intercepted Comms...



    :) heh

  62. Morons !

    City gets rid of Columbus Day for 'Indigenous Peoples' Day....DRUDGE

    The proper name should be Solutrean Day

    Solutrean - Wikipedia
    The Solutrean industry is a relatively advanced flint tool-making style of the Upper Palaeolithic, from around 22,000 to 17,000 BP.
    Period‎: ‎Epipaleolithic Geographical range‎: ‎Western Europe
    Dates‎: ‎c. 22,000 – c. 17,000 BP
    Solutrean hypothesis - Wikipedia

    The Solutrean hypothesis about the settlement of the Americas claims that people from Europe may have been among the earliest settlers of the Americas.
    ‎Characteristics · ‎Atlantic crossing · ‎Genetic research · ‎Challenges
    You visited this page on 8/26/17.
    New evidence supports/denies the "Solutrean ... - TYWKIWDBI

    Apr 27, 2017 - The Solutrean hypothesis is a controversial proposal that peoples from Europe may have been among the earliest settlers in the Americas, ...
    Solutrean hypothesis - RationalWiki

    Dec 28, 2016 - The Solutrean hypothesis is a minority opinion concerning the human settlement of North America. It holds, essentially, during the Ice Age, ...
    Did the Solutreans settle America first? - The Boston Globe

    Mar 18, 2012 - Some 20,000 years ago, a Stone Age people known as the Solutreans lived in the lands of today's Spain and France, and their tools bear ...

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    2. Holidays are celebrations for the living ...

      The dead don"t give a hoot

    3. Alternative suggestion:

      The Bob People Day

    4. Tue Sep 19, 07:01:00 PM EDT


      You won't get off so easy, War Criminal.

    5. Ciao.

      Cheers to all you others !

    6. Alternative Suggestion II:

      The Q People's Day

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    8. Looks like our Draft Dodger just cannot leave well enough alone

      Scandalous thieves are like that

      As are moral cowards like Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson ...

      The 'fellow' that MOME compared to Jodi Foster

      Then Fredrika says Boobie IS a squealer when taking it in the ass

      Figure Fred should know, about that

    9. And you John Hinckley. I see you still have the hots for Bob. Do you have sweet dreams about him at night??

    10. Didn't realize you were queer.

    11. Ms Rat is either a woman or queer. Which is it?



    MANHATTAN'S streets I saunter'd pondering,
    On Time, Space, Reality—on such as these, and abreast with
    them Prudence.

    The last explanation always remains to be made about prudence,
    Little and large alike drop quietly aside from the prudence that
    suits immortality.

    The soul is of itself,
    All verges to it, all has reference to what ensues,

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    All that a person does, says, thinks, is of consequence,
    Not a move can a man or woman make, that affects him or her in
    a day, month, any part of the direct lifetime, or the hour
    of death,
    But the same affects him or her onward afterward through the
    indirect lifetime.

    The indirect is just as much as the direct,
    The spirit receives from the body just as much as it gives to the
    body, if not more.

    Not one word or deed, not venereal sore, discoloration, privacy
    of the onanist,
    Putridity of gluttons or rum-drinkers, peculation, cunning, betrayal,
    murder, seduction, prostitution,
    But has results beyond death as really as before death.

    Charity and personal force are the only investments worth any

    No specification is necessary, all that a male or female does, that is
    vigorous, benevolent, clean, is so much profit to him or her,
    In the unshakable order of the universe and through the whole
    scope of it forever.

    Who has been wise receives interest,
    Savage, felon, President, judge, farmer, sailor, mechanic, literat,
    young, old, it is the same,
    The interest will come round—all will come round.

    Singly, wholly, to affect now, affected their time, will forever affect,
    all of the past and all of the present and all of the future,
    All the brave actions of war and peace,
    All help given to relatives, strangers, the poor, old, sorrowful, young
    children, widows, the sick, and to shunn'd persons,
    All self-denial that stood steady and aloof on wrecks, and saw
    others fill the seats of the boats,
    All offering of substance or life for the good old cause, or for a
    friend's sake, or opinion's sake,
    All pains of enthusiasts scoff'd at by their neighbors,
    All the limitless sweet love and precious suffering of mothers,
    All honest men baffled in strifes recorded or unrecorded,
    All the grandeur and good of ancient nations whose fragments we
    All the good of the dozens of ancient nations unknown to us by
    name, date, location,

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    1. All that was ever manfully begun, whether it succeeded or no,
      All suggestions of the divine mind of man or the divinity of his
      mouth, or the shaping of his great hands,
      All that is well thought or said this day on any part of the globe,
      or on any of the wandering stars, or on any of the fix'd
      stars, by those there as we are here,
      All that is henceforth to be thought or done by you whoever you
      are, or by any one,
      These inure, have inured, shall inure, to the identities from which
      they sprang, or shall spring.

      Did you guess any thing lived only its moment?
      The world does not so exist, no parts palpable or impalpable so
      No consummation exists without being from some long previous
      consummation, and that from some other,
      Without the farthest conceivable one coming a bit nearer the
      beginning than any.

      Whatever satisfies souls is true;
      Prudence entirely satisfies the craving and glut of souls,
      Itself only finally satisfies the soul,
      The soul has that measureless pride which revolts from every lesson
      but its own.

      Now I breathe the word of the prudence that walks abreast with
      time, space, reality,
      That answers the pride which refuses every lesson but its own.

      What is prudence is indivisible,
      Declines to separate one part of life from every part,
      Divides not the righteous from the unrighteous or the living from
      the dead,
      Matches every thought or act by its correlative,
      Knows no possible forgiveness or deputed atonement,
      Knows that the young man who composedly peril'd his life and
      lost it has done exceedingly well for himself without doubt,
      That he who never peril'd his life, but retains it to old age in
      riches and ease, has probably achiev'd nothing for himself
      worth mentioning,
      Knows that only that person has really learn'd who has learn'd to
      prefer results,
      Who favors body and soul the same,
      Who perceives the indirect assuredly following the direct,
      Who in his spirit in any emergency whatever neither hurries nor
      avoids death.

      Walt Whitman

    2. When the US had an emergency Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson hurried off to school ... to avoid the possibility of danger, to say nothing of death.

      Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, a physical coward throughout his life

  64. Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, is pushing towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after ripping through the small island nation of Dominica causing "mind boggling" damage.


    Authorities warned that people in wooden or flimsy homes should find safe shelter before the storm's expected arrival.

    "You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you're going to die," said Hector Pesquera, the island's public safety commissioner.


    Maria marks the 13th named Atlantic storm of the year, the seventh hurricane so far this season and the fourth major hurricane — defined as category three or higher — following Harvey, Irma and Jose, the NHC said.

    Those numbers are all above average for a typical season, which is only about half over for 2017.

  65. Mrs Trump has hired the law firm to protect her image, which has appeared on various products in her native Slovenia, including cakes, underwear and tourism advertisements.


    “We are very sorry that the billboards were misunderstood as something intended to mock the US first lady,” Ivis Buric, a spokeswoman for the school, American Institute, said. “It was meant to be something positive, to show her as a role model.”

    Mr Buric admitted that the short advertising campaign turned out to be “very successful” because of the wide publicity it received both locally and internationally. She said that the school intends to put up new billboards, this time without Mrs Trump’s image.

  66. A Russian military attack helicopter has accidentally fired on spectators during war games in western Russia, reportedly injuring several people.

    The Russian military acknowledged a helicopter accidentally fired a missile during drills, but insisted no-one was hurt in the incident and refrained from saying when it happened.


    Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the drills at the range on Monday accompanied by the top military brass.

    The Russian military's Western Military District acknowledged on Tuesday that the video was genuine.


    The drills have rattled some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland, who have criticised an alleged lack of transparency about the war games and questioned Moscow's intentions.

  67. Poor ol' Rouker Nickum Lyin' Runt Rat, The Dead Beat Dad, he knows Bob was in the draft lottery and got a high number.

    DBD's daughter got a good number too, when her mom fled Runt Rat for the safety of a village in Central America.

    1. Still no Google account, Fred?

      I can understand having your balls cut off, but ...

      ... when are you going to grow a brain?

    2. You were born without balls or a brain, Jackie.

      That is, if you were born, and not hatched.

  68. RUSH HOUR:

    What Bishop and Trump discussed

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had a one-on-one chat with President Donald Trump in New York overnight where they discussed Australia and the United States’ shared determination to stop North Korea’s weapons program.

    The face-to-face encounter followed Mr Trump’s forceful speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.


    Melbourne tram package panic

    Some of Melbourne’s busiest trams routes have been delayed after a bomb robot investigated a suspicious package on Glenferrie Road in Malvern.

    The package was found on Glenferrie Rd, between High St and Wattletree Rd, near a Mexican restaurant, and the busy strip was cordoned off.


    Sex and sleep the key to happiness

    A solid eight hours of sleep every night, combined with regular sex, has more impact on a person’s wellbeing than money.

    A new Living Well Index, by Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research, said strong relationships with family and friends and job security are the next most important items on the list when the comes to dealing with the stresses of modern life.

  69. Mikhail Kalashnikov looks into the distance, cradling one of his automatics in his arms "like a violin". His 4.8-metre frame stands proud atop a 4-metre pedestal.

    The late Russian lieutenant general is better known as the inventor of the assault rifle that bears his name and became by some estimates the most lethal weapon ever made.


    The Kalashnikov rifle is "a true cultural brand of Russia", Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said at the ceremony.

    The unveiling of the monument was timed to coincide with Armsmakers' Day marked in Russia on Tuesday. Underscoring the importance of the military-industrial complex for Russia's economy, President Vladimir Putin sent best wishes to the workers of the sector.

  70. The memo also criticizes Cairo for granting "impunity" to its police and security forces despite reports of "arbitrary killings" of those being arrested or in custody. And it faults el-Sissi for signing a law in May that's viewed as a crackdown on non-governmental groups, including those that advocate for better rights in Egypt.

    The State Department didn't say why it has declined to make the report public. After the AP obtained a copy, a State Department official said the U.S. had determined increased security cooperation with Cairo was important to U.S. national security despite "serious concerns regarding human rights and governance in Egypt."


    Egypt is the second largest recipient of U.S. military aid after Israel, receiving about $1.3 billion annually. Trump has generally avoided direct criticism of el-Sissi over his country's human rights record, making no mention of it in a public statement issued after their first meeting in the Oval Office in April.

    1. el-Sissi is cracking down on the Muzz Brothers.

    2. As was the "Plan" since it was decided that Mubarak Jr would not ascend to the position of Pharaoh.

      Mr Obama, the CIA and State Dept played the Muslim Brotherhood like ae.

      Drawing them out of the shadows and into the light, with a speech about democracy and a faux election.

  71. El-Sissi, alumni of the US Army War College is bought and paid for.

    1,400 M1 Abrams battle tanks filled the bill.

  72. el-Sissi overthrew Morsi, who was backed by O'bozo.

    Learn more about history, runt rat, and win a prize here.

    Mohamed Morsi[note 1] (Arabic: محمد محمد مرسى عيسى العياط‎‎, ALA-LC: Muḥammad Muḥammad Mursī ‘Īsá al-‘Ayyāṭ, IPA: [mæˈħæmmæd mæˈħæmmæd ˈmoɾsi ˈʕiːsæ (ʔe)l.ʕɑjˈjɑːtˤ]; born 8 August 1951) is an Egyptian politician who served as the fifth[1] President of Egypt, from 30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013, when General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Morsi from office in the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état after the June 2013 Egyptian protests.[2]

    As president, Morsi issued a temporary constitutional declaration in late November that in effect granted him unlimited powers and the power to legislate without judicial oversight or review of his acts. The new constitution that was then hastily drawn up by the Islamist-dominated constitutional assembly, presented to the president, and scheduled for a referendum, before the Supreme Constitutional Court could rule on the constitutionality of the assembly, was described by independent press agencies not aligned with the regime as an "Islamist coup".[3] These issues,[4] along with complaints of prosecutions of journalists and attacks on nonviolent demonstrators,[5] led to the 2012 Egyptian protests.[6][7] As part of a compromise, Morsi rescinded the decrees.[8] In the referendum he held on the new constitution it was approved by approximately two thirds of voters.[9]

    On 30 June 2013, protests erupted across Egypt, which saw protesters calling for the president's resignation.[10][11][12] In response to the events, Morsi was given a 48-hour ultimatum by the military to meet their demands and to resolve political differences, or else they would intervene by "implementing their own road map" for the country.[13] He was unseated on 3 July by a military coup council consisting of Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb, and Coptic Pope Tawadros II.[14][15] The military suspended the constitution and established a new administration now led by General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.[16] The Muslim Brotherhood protested against the military coup, but the pro-Morsi protests were crushed in the August 2013 Rabaa massacre in which at least 817 civilians were killed.[17] Opposition leader Elbaradei quit in protest of the massacre.[18]

    Since his overthrow, Egyptian prosecutors have charged Morsi with various crimes and sought the death penalty, a move denounced by Amnesty International as "a charade based on null and void procedures."[19] His death sentence was overturned, so he will receive a retrial.[20] However, Morsi is still currently imprisoned.[21]


    1,400 M1 battle tanks had nothing to do with it.

    Millions of Egyptians in the streets had something to do with it.

    1. Beleve the MSM or your lyin' eyes, Draft Dodger.

      You wouldn't recognize a covert action if it bit you in your aching ass

    2. By the bye, Draft Dodger were you bleeding when Hank was done with that little piece of anal passion action?

      Did you squeal like Fred thought you would?

    3. Dead Beat Dad, the great hallucinator....

    4. Or did you bite your lip?

      Inquiring minds want clarification about Fred's prognostication about your behaviour

    5. DBD, the great Betrumping Coney-catcher.

    6. You are not claiming it was rape, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.
      Even MOME recognized your real wants and needs.
      Recognizing your inner "Jodi".

    7. MOME called it
      Hank seconed the motion and Fred was there to confirm

    8. DBD, the unwholesome syphilitic Pargette.


    9. MOMETue Sep 19, 08:07:00 PM EDT
      And you John Hinckley. I see you still have the hots for Bob. Do you have sweet dreams about him at night??

      MOMETue Sep 19, 08:08:00 PM EDT
      Didn't realize you were queer.

      MOMETue Sep 19, 08:09:00 PM EDT
      Ms Rat is either a woman or queer. Which is it?

      Not even Ms Rat's hairdresser knows for sure.

    10. You should get an account as well, Felicity.

      Robert "Jodi" Peterson has one, you should too

  73. Really, "Jodi" why aren't you using Boobie's account?

    Are you really that shamed by your behaviour?

  74. U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Paul Earle noted the epicenters of the two quakes were 400 miles (650 kilometers) apart and said most aftershocks are within (60 miles) 100 kilometers.


    Earth usually has about 15 to 20 earthquakes this size or larger each year, Earle said.

    Initial calculations showed that more than 30 million people would have felt moderate shaking from Tuesday's quake.

  75. German World War I submarine discovered intact with 23 bodies inside

    FOX News

    © Provided by Fox News

    A submarine used by Germany during World War I was found basically intact and with bodies of 23 people inside off the coast of Belgium.

    Authorities said the UB II-type diver was found on the floor of the North Sea at about a 45 degree angle, between 82 to 98 feet below the surface. The boat is 88 feet long and nearly 20 feet wide.

    “It’s quite amazing that we found something like this,” Western Flanders Gov. Carl Decaluew said. “The impact damage was at the front, but the submarine remains closed and there are 23 people still onboard.”


    He said the U-boat was found by researchers but declined to provide information on the wreck’s location to prevent people from going near. He said the German ambassador was also contacted because “we need to see what [we] can do” with the remains.

    While mostly intact, the vessel did sustain some damage at the front. It appears that the sub may have struck a mine with its upper deck while two torpedo tubes have been destroyed. A lower tube is intact and closed.
    Around 18 German U-boats were stationed with the Flanders Flotilla in Bruges between 1915 and 1918. Thirteen of them were destroyed.


    This wreck is the 11th found in Belgian waters. At least one more dive is required to determine which U-boat it is and it is believed to be one of three.

    UB-II submarines were built in 1915 and 1916 and were able to dive to a depth of nearly 150 feet.
    Allied warships and cargo ships were easy pickings for the German subs that were launched from Bruges, just across the English Channel.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    1. Ariel's Song

      Full fathom five thy father lies;
      Of his bones are coral made;
      Those are pearls that were his eyes;
      Nothing of him that doth fade,
      But doth suffer a sea-change
      Into something rich and strange.
      Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
      Hark! now I hear them — Ding-dong, bell.

  76. Wheat Field Marshall von RummerWed Sep 20, 01:43:00 AM EDT

    USA is going to emp the Norks first, take down all their stuff, with Israel having USA's back in the middle east.

    Then USA and Israel take down Iran, emp and repeat.

    1. Corporal Corporal von Quart von Quirk AumussenRumWed Sep 20, 01:59:00 AM EDT

      Ich approve this Strategie, ja.

    2. Corporal Corporal von Quart von Quirk AumussenRumWed Sep 20, 02:04:00 AM EDT

      aka Fat Corporal von Quart von Quirk AumussenRum

  77. At least 21 children were killed at an elementary school that collapsed in the Mexican capital after a powerful earthquake shuddered through Mexico City, a government official said.


    The disaster immediately recalled the 1985 quake in which thousands of people died, escalating panic among the population.

    Jorge Lopez, a 49-year-old Spaniard living in Mexico City, said that when it happened he raced to the school where his children aged six and three were.


    US President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Mexico, "God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you".

  78. - Australia: Devout Muslim butchered wife, mutilated her body, gouged her eye out :

    - “Good that she’s dead” – Muslim migrant stabs his little sister in honor killing
    in Vienna :

    - Two Afghans Arrested for Raping Girl, 16, on German City Street :

    - Assassination target Pamela Geller to testify on foiled jihadis' beheading plot :

    - Canada: No charges against imams who called for the deaths of Jews :

    - Trump and Netanyahu ready united assault against Iran nuclear deal :

    - Israel and U.S. Open First American Base in Israel :

    1. Fat Corporal von Quart von Quirk AumussenRumWed Sep 20, 02:16:00 AM EDT

      - Israel and U.S. Open First American Base in Israel :

      Das ist gut.