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Hometown: Nokomis, FL
Home country: US
Member since: Wed Nov 5, 2014, 01:58 AM
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Retired 3x, living comfortably on the Gulf Coast, biking, beachwalking, lifting free weights, eating mostly properly, keeping my mind active, in my seventh decade, intending to give Methuselah a run for the record...

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Brazil's Rio state declares financial disaster before Games

The acting governor of Rio de Janeiro state has declared a state of financial disaster so he has more leeway to manage the state's scarce resources less than two months Brazil hosts the Olympic Games. Francisco Dornelles announced the decision on Friday. It will allow Rio's state government to change its budgetary priorities without disrespecting Brazil's fiscal laws.

The move will let Dornelles adopt exceptional measures to pay costs related to the Games as the state grapples with the country's economic recession. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5-21.

Dornelles' office said in a statement that the decision was made because a dip in revenues from taxes and oil royalties was "stopping the state of Rio de Janeiro from honoring its commitment to the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

"The financial crisis has brought several difficulties in essential public services and it could cause the total collapse of public security, health care, education, urban mobility and environmental management," the statement said.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazils-rio-state-declares-financial-disaster-games-215847439.html


Damn...



In a society where women are kept apart, this is what happens...

Taliban Snuffs Child -molesting Afghan Police Using Sex Slave Boys as Bait

The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the pervasive practice of “bacha bazi” — paedophilic boy play — to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults told AFP.

The ancient custom is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it seem as entrenched as in the province of Uruzgan, where “bacha bereesh” — or boys without beards — widely become objects of lustful attraction for powerful police commanders.

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Practically all of Uruzgan’s 370 local and national police checkpoints have bachas — some up to four — who are illegally recruited not just for sexual companionship but also to bear arms, multiple officials said.

Some policemen, they said, demand bachas like a perk of the job, refusing to join outposts where they are not available.

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Bacha bazi, which the US State Department has called a “culturally sanctioned form of male rape”, peels away the masculine identity of boys in a society where the sexes are tightly segregated.


http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/06/16/taliban-sex-slaves-afghan-police-honey-trap/

"Culturally sanctioned" by the US State Department

London's Muslim Mayor hosts ‘Remain’ Rally With Hijab-Clad Women Forced To Stand At The Back

A photograph from one of Mr. Khan’s speeches in Manchester posted on the Guido Fawkes blog reveals that in at least one of his speeches, meant to galvanise Labour voters in the north of England, women were excluded from the front row and relegated to the periphery of the event.

It is not the first time that a Labour event has seen the segregation of women. The party has often been accused of pandering to hard-line Muslims, with a number of incidents being revealed last year.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/16/women-sent-back-khan-remain-speech/





This IS the droid you are looking for...

A trainee office manager is set to begin a two month trial, but this is a new starter with a difference - because Betty is a ROBOT.

The unusual colleague is about to launch her new career at The Transport Systems Catapult, based in Milton Keynes thanks to a team from the University of Birmingham.

Betty will carry out tasks including patrolling the offices, assessing how many staff members are in the office outside working hours, monitoring the environment by collating data on clutter, office temperature, humidity and noise, as well as checking fire doors are closed and desks are clear.

She will also be tasked with greeting guests at reception.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/trainee-robot-office-manager-betty-8196688

Deputies: Child dragged into water by gator near Disney's Grand Floridian

A 2-year-old boy who was attacked and dragged into the water by an alligator on the shores of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Tuesday night was still missing early Wednesday morning.

Deputies are in the water and air, calling it a search-and-rescue operation.

"Right now we're going to bring in some fresh eyes and continue with the search," said Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. "Prepare for the worst, hope for the best."

Teams searching for the toddler found four gators, but no sign of the child.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/deputies-gator-drags-child-into-water-near-disney%E2%80%99s-grand-floridian/ar-AAh40fF?li=BBnb7Kz?ocid=ansmsnnews11

Obama speaking, pats self on back with "winning" against ISIL. THEN, as he says "finally" he gets..

... to Orlando and speaks only about gun control. He then disparages the use of the term Islamic terrorism and speaks six or ten minutes more about THIS than about Orlando... and is now blaming the use of the term for Islamic violence!...

German 10-year sovereign bond yields turn negative for first time

The yield on the 10-year benchmark German bund fell into negative territory for the first time ever on Tuesday morning, amid global growth concerns and jitters over the U.K.'s upcoming referendum on its European Union membership.

At around 8.30 a.m. London time, the yield hit zero and briefly fell into negative territory as investors continued to flock to safe-haven assets. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions and a negative yield implies that investors are effectively paying the German government for the privilege of parking their cash.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/14/brexit-news-uncertainty-around-eu-vote-causing-volatility-in-markets.html

Discovery of unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison in shellfish collected near Seattle...

The discovery of unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison in samples of shellfish collected near Seattle has prompted the closing of Puget Sound beaches for recreational shellfish harvest.

Washington state officials, along with Seattle and King County public health officials are warning the public to honor the harvest bans that include oysters, mussels, oysters, geoduck and scallops.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/06/dsp-forces-closure-of-beaches-to-recreational-shellfish-harvests/#.V19sZ132bv8

"Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison" leaves little to the imagination...

A font walked into a bar. The bartender said, “We don’t serve your type here,” then...

... called the serif.

Hillary's statement. I'll put it in "News" but it's really not...

I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando, their families and the first responders who did everything they could to save lives.

This was an act of terror. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hard at work, and we will learn more in the hours and days ahead. For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad. That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home. It also means refusing to be intimidated and staying true to our values.

This was also an act of hate. The gunman attacked an LGBT nightclub during Pride Month. To the LGBT community: please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them. We will keep fighting for your right to live freely, openly and without fear. Hate has absolutely no place in America.

Finally, we need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals. This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets. This is a time to stand together and resolve to do everything we can to defend our communities and country.

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