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July 24, 2018

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gentlejim

JiB,
Sounds like an interesting story. If it can be verified check out this link for memorial submissions: http://www.nleomf.org/memorial/names/nomination-and-approval-process/

I had the honor of escorting the twin daughters of our Chief who died in 1956 for his addition to the wall in 2006.

Jim Eagle

Dave,

Not only back but sleeping on the chaise as if nothing occurred. Beagels!

Jim Eagle

...not Beagels but Beagles.....

Miss Marple the Deplorable

“We met today...to launch a new phase in the relationship between the U.S. & the EU – a phase of close friendship, of strong trade relations in which both of us will win, of working better together for global security & prosperity, & of fighting jointly against terrorism.” @POTUS pic.twitter.com/WvV41tIsxh

— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) July 25, 2018

Photo at link.

Pinandpuller

White people know how to clean up crime scenes or something:

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/homicide/mostwanted.php

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
39s40 seconds ago

Great to be back on track with the European Union. This was a big day for free and fair trade!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones says players will be required to stand for National Anthem https://t.co/2D3qxbrNn6 pic.twitter.com/BVdeQvAS5t

— Matt Couch 🎙 (@RealMattCouch) July 25, 2018
Jim Eagle

GJ,

No results. I am now officially confused. I know for a fact he was an LEO in Greenhills, Hamilton County, Ohio. I have one News article to verify it. My Mother was there for his eulogy and funeral. Died in the act of duty. Weird,. he is not listed..

Onto advanced seaches.

Jim Eagle

Trump's next book should be,"How to Be A Hardass, And Make America Great Again".

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1m1 minute ago

European Union representatives told me that they would start buying soybeans from our great farmers immediately. Also, they will be buying vast amounts of LNG!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Stonewall Jackson
‏ @1776Stonewall
3h3 hours ago

Nigel Farage: "It's a mystery to me how Trump can spend one day in a meeting with commissioner jean Claude Juncker and conclude a much better trade deal, but Theresa May has spent 2 years negotiating brexit and has got nowhere. Please, America, lend us President Trump for a day"

James D.

...not Beagels but Beagles.....

The word is "Beagle?" B-E-A-G-E-L, Beagle.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
6m6 minutes ago

Trump/Pence Campaign stepping up schedule. Now has two Trump rallies scheduled next week: Tuesday in Tampa, FL., and Thursday in Wilkes-Barre. PA. Will bring @POTUS rally count to 18 since taking office.

narciso

Well first step is not to pay a 39 million ransom that even spring you.

Jim Eagle

MM,

A great perspective on the British way of negotiating. She, May, is a fallow exemple of British parliamentarians. Even, the vaunted, and over played Maggie Thatcher, was a pure, weak, and unaccomplished phony. They still have the NHS. What else do you need to know about their compentency?

Pinandpuller

You might like this for WJOM jim

Read a Book (Dirty Version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=GlKL_EpnSp8

narciso

One could chalk up further entanglement to Dr, one of her senior ministers Nicholas Ridley was prescient about what it would become.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

I used to be an Anglophile. Loved the history, loved the tradition, etc. My sister and I were in the UK for the Queen's Jubilee.

Over the last 2 years I have become disenchanted. They treat their average citizens terribly, they suck up to the immigrants, they have weasel intelligence people working for the elite (and attempting to undermine our President), and Harry married that Megan gal.

Bah! I am proud to be an American!

Beasts of England

I think I understand where maryrose is coming from, re: dysfunction, although I'd massage it a little to say: dysfunction can find dysfunction because it knows how to identify it in others.

narciso

Back in 1990, he predicted it would become a German racket, alas he also introduced the poll tax, which was helped do in the iron lady.

narciso

What is she predicting the zombie apocalypse:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/07/25/plans-stockpile-food-blood-medicine-case-no-deal-brexit-sensible/

Jane#walkaway

Anyone here an artificial intelligence guy?

Pinandpuller

Damn


http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Police-officer-fatally-shot-in-Milwaukee-489178691.html

Captain Hate

Anyone here an artificial intelligence guy?

Some of the trolls seem like beta test versions.

Are you asking if anyone here is working in AI?

narciso

This doesn't look good either way:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/994360/pakistan-election-results-shehbaz-sharif-vte-fiing-rigging-latest

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Has anyone discovered they are mysteriously following people on Twitter which you would have no intention of following?

I just unfollowed an obnoxious reporter for the New Republic. There is no way I would have followed that guy. This is not the first time, either. I have had several appear on my feed in the last two weeks.

Pinandpuller

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection to the alleged kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy from a park in San Antonio, records show.

Frances Gallegos, 33, faces a charge of kidnapping and was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Larry Gallegos, 38, faces charges of aggravated kidnapping and trafficking of persons. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

Their arrests follow that of Laura Garcia, 35, who was arrested Thursday on aggravated kidnapping and trafficking of persons charges.

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/crime/article/2-more-accused-of-kidnapping-11-year-old-boy-from-13100334.php#photo-15910728

gentlejim

JiB,
It’s not unusual for line of duty deaths from several decades ago to missing from the memorial. The NLEOMF wants all qualifying officers added. You may have to contact Hamilton county for some verification. Good luck.

Captain Hate

Twitter has been getting nailed for doing sketchy things that benefit libs overwhelmingly. Trump uses Twitter masterfully but the company sounds like bad news.

narciso

're your earlier question, captain, Tillman is like the kobe obsessed nunkbuster, whereas Dustin is like hollowpoint.

Beasts of England

Mars was mentioned a few times today and it will be at perihelic opposition Friday night, so it appears from Earth both large and bright. It being Mars, you can easily observe (without magnification) its rust color - even during the full moon...

I started my third contract of the year related to an upcoming Mars orbiter opportunity. I've supported several full-scale Mars missions in the past and more than a dozen instrument opportunities. They're my favorite work because - even though it has a hostile atmosphere - the orbiting, remote sensing, lander and probe / rover proposals are brilliant and often bold.

Okay, I'm a nerd. Who needs sleep after being a non-nerd last night.

Nytol

Captain Hate

Thanks narc; I'm not sure what the first comparison means, other than it sounds negative but being compared to Hollowhead is very bad. Thanks for responding.

narciso

She doesn't have a good poker face:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi
cs/theresa-may-brexit-eu-law-transition-conservative-mp-uk-talks-deal-a8461581.html

Dave (in MA)
John O'Hurley 🎄 ❄️ ☃️@ImJohnOHurley

No my friend 4-point growth GDP coming off Obama’s 8yrs of 1-pt growth is worthy of a shrine...

Titus Andronicus Jones@Crassall Please tell me you've been hacked?
Pinandpuller

Tillman is a douche. Dave is probably a crypto-commie infected by working in CA higher academia. Davecthulu is annoying. I don't agree with Dustin mostly, but I wouldn't say he's unreasonable. Just personal impressions though.

Pinandpuller

Mars was mentioned a few times today and it will be at perihelic opposition Friday night, so it appears from Earth both large and bright. It being Mars, you can easily observe (without magnification) its rust color - even during the full moon...

Posted by: Beasts of England | July 25, 2018 at 10:04 PM

At what point can you see the American Flag?

Pinandpuller

Criticize? CRITICIZE???

@EliotACohen
11h11 hours ago
Trump's threat to yank the clearances of former officials who criticize him may be empty. But this episode suggests that we have further to go in the degradation of norms and behavior. My latest in @TheAtlantic. @SAISHopkins @SAISStrat

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I picked this up in the comments on Conservative Treehouse. It's a little long, but it's a pretty good recap!

SUMMARY: Do you realize, in the last 30 hours.
1. President Trump dropped a MOAB on the state of Georgia for Brian Kemp, and wiped the floor with the establishment GOPe, winning by 39 points.

2. President Travels to Kansas City, giving the speech which made us all cry, to the VFW. Embraces a 94 year old Sargeant and we immediately fall in love.

3. Our sheer perfection of a FLOTUS stops in Nashville at a children’s hospital. On the way back CNN reporter asks Stephanie Grisham about the Cohen tapes and tries to take a hit on Melania. Stephanie Grisham came UNDONE and wiped the floor with the little witch.

4. VP Pence in Montana, stops what he is doing, leaves is Secret Service, when a boy waiting to see him on the tarmac passes out. VP Pence was “up and in the middle” of the problem. Good man.

5. CRTV does a parody video about Alexandria Cortez and the left reveals —- they have no sense of humor.
Busted.

6. President Trump meets with John-Claude Junker, President of the EU Commission and makes the deal of a lifetime on tariffs, LNG sales to Europe, and soybeans for the midwest.

7. DOW spikes 170 points in an hour on news of the trade deal. Business channels who support multi-nationals are in melt-down……. cuz they’ve been hyping a trade war for 6 months.

8. Facebook earnings post, stock loses 24% of market cap in an hour. That’s what happens when you put Ellen Stover and our friends in Facebook jail.
Payback is hell.

9. Secretary Pompeo testifies to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and I swear, it’s probably the best 3 hours of footage, EVER. He was brilliant.
************
At one point, Pompeo asked if he could be allowed to submit, for the record, the list of all the things Trump Admin has done to be ‘tough’ on the Russians.
Turd of a Senator agrees.
Pompeo says, “Well then, let’s back the truck up to deliver (his list).”
************
OMG…..
Killed it.

10. CNN releases recorded tape of Michael Cohen and President Trump—- and it’s a dud. We learned President Trump says “thank you” when he asks for a Coke.

11. CNN reporter refuses to leave the Oval Office during Junker presser and is pushed out and reprimanded by Bill Shine (new WH Press Coordinator) and Sarah Sanders. She keeps asking questions about the Cohen tape when Junker and Trump are in the midst of a trillion dollar trade deal. WH tells her she is not allowed into the next Rose Garden event, and she gets snippy, saying, “I wasn’t planning on attending anyway”.
White House Press Corps has a meltdown.
CNN issues statement saying “We demand better” and gets hammered on social media.

12. Ben Sasse, who was censured by his own Nebraska GOP party by a vote of 400 to 8 said yesterday, “Trump’s trade policies are ‘Making America 1929 Again'” in an attempt to undermine the President ahead of the Junker negotiations.
This afternoon…..
Sasse announced he will not run for reelection in 2020.
Bwwwhhahaaaaa.

13. News from China senses discord among the ruling class. China is now lowering interest rates, subsidizing industry, and their economy is flat.
Did I mention their stock market is down about 25% this year?

14. And finally, 11 member of the House file impeachment papers against Rosenstein. The vote will probably not ever happen…… but it sure does piss off Rosenstein.
It tastes sweet.

15. And for the Bonus:
Trump has learned how to ‘thread’ multiple tweets on Twitter. May God have mercy upon his enemies.

Can’t wait until tomorrow……..
Remember, he was in Helsinki, just 8 days ago.

=================================

#12 I missed the stuff about Sasse! YAY!

Captain Hate

Thanks, Pin. Agree on Tillman for sure and appreciate the thumbnail sketches.

Captain Hate

CNN issues statement saying “We demand better”

Bring back public whippings.

Pinandpuller

Do we all look alike to you?

I'm driving straight thru St Louis at night cocked and locked.

Brother Tyrone X

@tyrone345345
A white Arab gas station owner in St. Louis was caught on video kicking a Black woman. The black community mobilized to get arrested! The protest also successfully shut down the business by blocking gas pumps with their cars and standing in front of the door.
This media

Dave (in MA)
BT@back_ttys
You didn't label this as satire.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez@Ocasio2018
Replying to @pixelatedboat
My identity has been exposed. I am actually Captain 
Catherine Janeway of the USS Voyager
henry

Jane, AI or Macine Learning (aka spurious correlation for cash)?

maryrose

Beasts is correct as to the meaning of my post.

Pinandpuller

Captain Hate

Hey, maybe JOM is Patterico Methadone. Addictive but less dangerous long term.

GUS

Facebook, Twitter et al, just like the MFM are FULL COMMIE. Their actions CANNOT be UNBIASED.
They are the SCORPION and we ALL know what the SCORPION does. They can get on their soap boxes and piss and moan up a rope. They lie for a living, they cheat for a part time job, and they steal, because they CAN. The new breed of SNOWFLAKE is humorous. They believe that THEIR politics is RIGHT and everyone elses is wrong.
Zuckerberg for example, is an arrogant prick, who shits on his customers, because he believes he can. I avoid these mf'ers and their so called products as best I can.

daddy on iPad

Beer talking, but help me out here.

Boats have their famous names that ring down theough the ages: the Endeavor, the Resolution, the Discovery, the Pinta, the Nina, the Santa Maria, the Golden Hind, the Constitution, the Beagle, the Bon Homme Richard, the Monitor, the Merimack...

In airplanes we have The Spirit of Saint Louis, the Memphis Belle, Glamourous Glennis, the Enola Gay,...who am I missing as names of their machines that springs to mind in either category? The Titanic I suppose in some negative way, maybe the Hindernburg, but who lives in "famy", not in infamy, and rolls off the tongue iconocally?

Man Tran

Greetings from Calaveras County where it insists on being over a hunnert everyday. I was caught up Sunday morning and just now caught up again. A thou comments a day is hard to sustain much less being offline for a couple days.

Lunch with Iggy was a blast, as usual. Had to show him my latest piece, which is still in need of a few hunnert rounds run through it.

Had a young wounded red shoulder hawk hanging out next door this morning. After an hour of calls I finally made contact with the raptor expert to find out what we could do. She wanted me to catch it in a towel and bring it to her. By the time that was all sorted out, the little guy managed to wander off, so he must have recovered well enough.

Might get to visit DrJ on the way home, if things sort out.

KK, great stories from my buddy’s mom. The one who had an atomic bomb named after her. She was raised in North Fork and went to the Mono NDN kids school for the first few years. Her dad ran a CCC camp that was set up there before the war.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddym

The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.

Pinandpuller

*GUS HAS ENTERED THE GAME*

Pinandpuller

What St Louis needs is less gas stations and more food deserts.

daddy on iPad

Nigel Farage: "It's a mystery to me how Trump can spend one day in a meeting with commissioner jean Claude Juncker and conclude a much better trade deal, but Theresa May has spent 2 years negotiating brexit and has got nowhere. Please, America, lend us President Trump for a day"

LOL. Brilliant!

lurkersusie

Mike
FLASHBACK: Obama threw a reporter out for asking a question he wasn't happy with and the rest of the media was cheering him on.

https://mobile.twitter.com/OfficeOfMike/status/1022311715713765377/video/1

Captain Hate

Works for me, Pin.

Levin said he wanted to throw up watching the Senate Intelligence Committee dopes starting with Bob Corker. But Pompeo shined compared to those dolts.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I have to go with Levin on that, Captain Hate.

I am with Jane in that I think he might be a great Presidential Candidate.

daddy on iPad

I would be interested in seeing if there are any complaints against the rulings of Trump's sister, the Judge, that came out prior to him being a Presidential candidate for the Republicans.

Anyone know if she was ever legitimately hammered before his public political role?

jim nj

Carriers used to be named after Revolutionary war sites or stinging bees, Battleships were named for states, cruisers after cities, submarines after fish, etc.

Pinandpuller

*GUS HAS LEFT THE GAME*

Pinandpuller

Top 10 reasons NOT to move to Wyoming. #1 is kind of a bummer. Sorry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzPcoDOKfWA

narciso


Just a bunch of eeyores

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-critics-among-the-least-popular-senators-in-the-country

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

Captain Hate

Levin: why isn't the New York bar association going after Cohen for taping conversations unknown at the other end and then releasing them to the MFM?

narciso

I think its time to suspend all their passes:

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2018/07/25/nets-refuse-declare-trump-victorious-eu-buckles-trade

DrJ

Top 10 reasons NOT to move to Wyoming.

#1 reason to move to Wyoming is that the dean of engineering at the research University is a personal friend.

Too bad that the weather is so bad...

clarice feldman

nytol.

Kevlar Kid

Cool stuff ManTran. And, hawk medicine rocks! More later!

Kevlar Kid

I'll fifth the Pompeo nomination.

Neo

Before I got married, I went on a retreat and met a fellow named ... "Cash" ... who sold bonds

narciso

Just when i considered a trial subscription:

https://www.weeklystandard.com/haley-byrd/this-former-british-spy-exposed-the-russian-hackers

narciso


They aren't really buying this:


https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/the-issue-raised-by-cohens-trump-tape.php

Porchlight

Thanks for that great list, MM!

Heading to MN to visit family tomorrow. May not be around a whole lot on JOM but I'll try to drop in here and there. Have fun all.

Neo

Assassination Markets Let Augur Users Gamble on Trump Murder

Everyone knew that it was inevitable that assassination markets would quickly pop up on decentralized prediction market platform Augur, but that doesn't make the fact that users are now betting on whether U.S. President Donald Trump will be assassinated by the end of the year any less jarring.

Yet this market exists, and, though not the most popular bet on Augur, more than 50 shares have been traded on it as of the time of writing. Similar markets, moreover, exist for a number of other public figures, allowing users to gamble on whether 96-year-old actress Betty White and U.S. Senator John McCain -- who has been diagnosed with brain cancer -- will survive until Jan. 1, 2019.

narciso

McIntyre agrees with me about how worthless that standard piece is about tait.

jim nj

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/07/25/trump-hugh-hewitt-both-called-it-michael-cohen-secretly-recorded-conversation-with-chris-cuomo/

daddy on iPad

I have huge praise for the story of the Thai Cave kids becoming novitiate monks in honor and thankfulness for their salvation from their ordeal and in honor of the dead Thai Navy Seal who died trying to rescue them. In our country our media would be carving them apart looking for sensational human interest stories to damn this guy or that guy, but I consider their collective decision as immensly honorable, and I love that the story tells us that there was a single Christian among the bunch who did not join in
Novitiate. That has to have been the single non-citizen who was rescued as an orphan and raised by some Baptist Missionaries, thus learning English and thus becommming invaluable in being able to speak in English to their initial rescuers. I have nothing but praise for these young men regardless of religion.

jim nj

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/398844-white-house-trump-wont-meet-putin-until-next-year

Pinandpuller

At least you didn't finger a Kash Register, Neo:

Shortly after noon on April 6, 1979, 78-year-old Jack Sasson was robbed and shot five times in the carport of his home in West Los Angeles, California.

Three weeks later, Sasson died of his wounds. By that time, 18-year-old Kash Register had been charged with the shooting after two witnesses, Brenda Anderson and Elliott Singleton, picked Register’s photograph out of a photographic lineup.

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=4324

Pinandpuller

SAUSALITO, Calif. (KGO) -- An African-American man says he and his family were kicked out of a Bay Area store after trying on hats and clothes. He took cellphone video of the incident, which has now gone viral. Anthony O'Neill took the cell video at Quest Casuals in Sausalito on Sunday. The video is 8 minutes long and has more than 90,000 views on Facebook. At the beginning of the video, the store owner, Hooshang Seda, can be seen and heard saying, "I am not after trouble Sir. I am asking you to leave because I refuse to do business with you."

http://abc7news.com/society/african-american-man-kicked-out-of-bay-area-store-after-trying-on-hats-with-his-family/3819825/

narciso

That fellow sounds Iranian, why would they act this way.

jim nj

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/07/23/gregg-jarrett-comey-and-strzok-two-key-players-in-scheme-to-clear-clinton-and-frame-trump.html

Excerpt from his new book

Pinandpuller

Get your shit together Florida:

While on a missionary trip to Florida with 17 other boys from his church, Michael Dumas decided to hit Pompano Beach for a day of relaxation on June 18. But as Michael and his friends would soon discover, their day at the beach would soon haunt them for weeks.

Soon after 17-year-old Michael returned home to Memphis, Tennessee, he developed a painful earache that was followed by the appearance of rashes on his feet. When red bumps developed on other areas of his body, Michael’s mother, Kelli Mulhollen Dumas, took him to the family pediatrician. That’s when they made a startling discovery: Michael was infected by hookworms.

https://people.com/human-interest/teen-infected-hookworms-florida/

Pinandpuller

Can't stay at home; can't go to America:

Two men have been convicted of raping a German tourist on a secluded rooftop in Hollywood, prosecutors said Monday.

https://ktla.com/2018/07/23/2-men-convicted-of-raping-tourist-on-hollywood-rooftop/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Iggy:
You are in my prayers because you are so derserving of a happy future.
Word of caution:
Dysfunction always finds dysfunction.--

Not sure what that means but I'm thinking maybe my ex-but-I-hope-not-permanently girlfriend and I should both feel insulted?

Pinandpuller

Whose mental illness?

Neighbors who live nearby said they know the victims very well. One woman said the men, an openly gay couple, adopted their son years ago when he was just a boy. She and others are shocked to learn he's been arrested for stabbing them.

"Whatever happened with Matthew going over the edge like that -- that it's all going to be rectified in some way where everyone will heal," shared neighbor Florence Riggs.

Tom Boulet is described as the leader of the local community group.

"Tom and Ken have been very significant on our block, great models of parenthood," Riggs added.

LAPD Lt. Mike Kozak said authorities are investigating reports that there may be mental illness involved with the couple's son.

http://abc7.com/sherman-oaks-stabbing-leaves-2-adoptive-dads-critical;-son-arrested/3815507/

Pinandpuller

Oh Hell Nah

Iowa police: Man named King Kong threatened to cut up, salt and eat young children Mother says King Kong Choul, 47, also threatened to kidnap her baby

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/national/iowa-police-man-named-king-kong-threatened-to-kidnap-cut-up-and-eat-young-children

jim nj

https://freebeacon.com/issues/half-federal-governments-spending-data-wrong/

Somebody posted this before. The reporting of government spending to a central government web site is inaccurate.

Is this sloppy reporting of spending data, or do we not know what government spending is going on. Do they really follow budgets? Is our national debt a real number?

Ralph L

the Monitor, the Merrimack

The latter was mis-remembered by history. Actually the Virginia

You forgot to Remember the Maine, and the Lusitania, Arizona, and Pueblo--but I prefer ships that weren't sunk or captured. Sink the Bismarck.
Nelson's Victory, which still exists.
There was a zeppelin named Zeppelin.

Ralph L

The Red Baron's Fokker, but he had several. The Wright Flyer. Spruce Goose

Ralph L

The Dreadnought, which didn't actually do anything to become famous. The Kardashian of ships.

jim nj

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/henry-kissinger-pushed-trump-to-work-with-russia-to-box-in-china/ar-BBL42Ds?li=BBnbcA1

Interesting read.

Pinandpuller

People north of me may know the case of liberal Judge Susan Dlott who was home invaded:

Judge robbed at gunpoint: 'They were brutal animals'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Qg1yg8FSM

jim nj

The dreadnought was a new type of ship. All big guns and steam turbine propulsion. It became the new model to equal in power and speed.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Actually I'm pretty sure the USS Kim's beam exceeds that of the Dreadnought's by a fair bit.
Not sure I'd say the Dreadnought didn't actually do anything. It may not have had much battle experience but it kinda revolutionized battleship and cruiser design.
Besides the name by itself was cool enough for fame.

Pinandpuller

Was it really an accident though?

A German serial killer who murdered five female hitchhikers accidentally killed himself while performing a strange solo sex act in his prison cell over the weekend, reports claim.

Egidius Schiffer, dubbed the “Aachen Strangler,” gave himself a fatal electric shock after tying a cable from a lamp around his penis and nipples, police said.

https://nypost.com/2018/07/25/serial-killer-accidentally-kills-himself-in-jail-during-sex-act/

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/07/25/watch-lapd-officers-kill-trader-joes-shootout-armed-suspect/

Police accidentally killed the Trader Joe's manager. Not the perp.

Pinandpuller

So Saint Ben Sasse was censured by the Nebraska GOP? He said PDJT is making America 1929 again. Man, STFU.

jim nj

Iggy,

It was a direct result of this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tsushima

This was the famous battle where the Japanese crossed the "T" of the Russian fleet. All of the Japanese ships could concentrate their fire on the nearest ships. The Russian ships in the rear were of little use.

The Japanese turned 180 degrees and crossed the the "T" again. It was a major victory. Prior thought had been to have mixed gun sizes on ships because they expected battles to be closer fought and the smaller guns had a higher rate of fire.

Once it became common knowledge after this battle that engagements were likely to occur at greater distances, the faster-firing, but shorter-range guns were deemed useless on top of the line ships.

Britain just happened to build the first new battleship.

It started such an expensive arms race that they eventually developed a treaty to limit the number of battleships.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Naval_Treaty

jim nj

And, yeah, Dreadnought, is a really cool name. It kind of suggests this ship is afraid of nothing.

Five years later it was surpassed by other designs.

Pinandpuller

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/witnesses-report-huge-blast-at-us-embassy-in-beijing/news-story/be92bccda3b5364cc9d26719c7cac101

jim nj

And after Pearl Harbor, the battleship was no longer the most lethal ship in any naval service. Aircraft Carriers became the most powerful ships in terms of reach.

You could sink a ship from hundreds of miles away. It was an unexpected paradigm-shift, a Black Swan event, if you like, and that's why today our navy is based on carrier groups.

We continued to build battleships, but their supremacy was gone.

While I worry about China outbuilding us in warships, without a fair number of aircraft carriers, they are primarily a South China Sea fleet. Not a world naval power.

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