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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Col Hogan » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:59 am

Have I missed this news before...that Mexico has a pirate issue in the Gulf???

Pirates attack Gulf of Mexico oil rig, lock up crew and loot the contents

Pirates attacked and plundered an oil rig last Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico, locking up the crew while they looked for loot.

Witnesses said at least six men armed with guns and knives boarded the rig at 9:30pm and proceeded directly to the third floor to wake up the crew. After locking up workers in the cafeteria, the thieves wandered freely, looting equipment, materials, money and anything of value they could carry.

The pirates departed at 4:00 am on Monday, when the rig’s captain sent an emergency alert to authorities. The navy responded 4 1/2 hours later. The crew and company lawyers have spent this week in interviews and taking inventory of damaged or stolen items, which have still not been fully identified.


https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/pirate ... R5yIpdAO-E
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Postby Chizzang » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:39 am

Michael Cohen’s Last Days of Freedom...

The Presidents 20 year fixer
and permanently on staff top lawyer
has just settled into the reality of where he's going to spend the next few decades

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Postby 93henfan » Fri May 03, 2019 3:22 pm

"Hell yes we're going to take your AR-15" - the democrats

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Postby Pwns » Fri May 03, 2019 5:28 pm

They couldn't find a single white person to talk to? What a bigoted news outlet showing caricatures of black people
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Postby CID1990 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:47 pm

Chizzang wrote:Michael Cohen’s Last Days of Freedom...

The Presidents 20 year fixer
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has just settled into the reality of where he's going to spend the next few decades

:nod:

Buddy up to Trump at your own risk


That’s absolutely true.

But you do need to be ethically challenged in the first place, too




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Postby SeattleGriz » Sat May 04, 2019 7:11 am

Today show gets fooled by Dick Chmeller and his cuck story over vegan lasagna.

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Postby UNI88 » Sun May 05, 2019 1:54 pm

https://digitaledition.chicagotribune.c ... 943e58b4c5

The Smollett story keeps going and is a great example of Chicago and Donk Machine politics.

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Postby Winterborn » Mon May 06, 2019 10:30 am

Have seen some other sources that say that China may loose up to 30% of their hog production this year and will have to import the difference. This topic maybe one of the reasons Trump put his China-U.S. trade tweets out this weekend as more information is being learned on how bad it is.

The U.S, Germany, and Spain are the big three exporters of pork, with the U.S. having a 50ish% tariff put on by China. Plus Canada's two main pork exporters had their import license suspended due to Wanzhou (Huawei CFO) being arrested in Vancouver.


China is desperately struggling to fill a market gap that could see as many as 200 million pigs lost to disease or slaughter, according to a worst-case scenario study from Rabobank, with African swine fever ripping through all 31 of its autonomous regions and provinces, from Tibet in the west to the tropical island of Hainan in the south, within just nine months.


https://www.scmp.com/economy/global-economy/article/3008729/chinas-african-swine-fever-outbreak-and-us-trade-war-combine


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Postby BDKJMU » Thu May 09, 2019 9:19 am

A day late to be posting this:
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Postby CID1990 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:56 am

Attacks on NYC Jews increasing under Trump:

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/07 ... -brooklyn/

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Postby Ibanez » Fri May 10, 2019 9:03 am

The Boston Beer Company (SAM) — makers of the Samuel Adams beer brand and the second largest craft brewer in the United States — and Delaware-based brewer Dogfish Head Craft Brewery said Thursday that they plan to merge the companies in a deal valued at more than $300 million.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/09/business ... index.html
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Postby Ivytalk » Fri May 10, 2019 11:33 am

Ibanez wrote:
The Boston Beer Company (SAM) — makers of the Samuel Adams beer brand and the second largest craft brewer in the United States — and Delaware-based brewer Dogfish Head Craft Brewery said Thursday that they plan to merge the companies in a deal valued at more than $300 million.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/09/business ... index.html

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Postby 89Hen » Fri May 10, 2019 11:43 am

Ivytalk wrote:

:cry:

There goes the neighborhood.

Meh, DFH hadn't been good in many years. Only in the last 6-12 months have they gotten back to actually making new and different beers. The previous 5-7 years they became very stale and got lapped by a lot of other breweries.
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Postby Pwns » Sat May 11, 2019 8:39 pm

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... -deal.html

Where's the adult in this story?

1. Metro employee eats in plain view of passengers who would get in trouble if they were doing the same thing.

2. Woman passenger feels the need to tattle tale on that employee.

3. Idiots on twitter cry racism, review bomb that woman passenger's book which is pending publishing, and hypocritically complain they're trying to harm someone else's livelihood.

4. Cowardly publishing company backs down from publishing book.
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Postby kalm » Sun May 12, 2019 5:32 am

Pwns wrote:https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/woman-reports-employee-eating-may-lose-book-deal.html

Where's the adult in this story?

1. Metro employee eats in plain view of passengers who would get in trouble if they were doing the same thing.

2. Woman passenger feels the need to tattle tale on that employee.

3. Idiots on twitter cry racism, review bomb that woman passenger's book which is pending publishing, and hypocritically complain they're trying to harm someone else's livelihood.

4. Cowardly publishing company backs down from publishing book.


Great question and actually quite loaded.

Back in the day, we admired people for “getting away with it”. See Ferris Bueller. Now it creates national headlines.

And what if the employee is prone to getting the hangries? Do we as a society lack sympathy for that devastating affliction?

I hate the author, the twitter police, AND the publisher.
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Postby CID1990 » Sun May 12, 2019 6:36 am

I’m OK with the author getting her ass handed to her. Complain directly to the DC Metro. Don’t broadcast that crap on social media

On the other side of the coin... the DC Metro is a dumpster fire nepotistic make-work program for Anacostia. If you criticize anyone who works for Metro, you’re a racist. They’l jack your ass for eating on the train... and they are public employees. So the cop running a red light analogy is correct.

It is really hard to have sympathy for either of them, but it looks like the only real consequences went to the author because she tried to shame a black woman


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Postby Ibanez » Sun May 12, 2019 7:01 am

Pwns wrote:https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/woman-reports-employee-eating-may-lose-book-deal.html

Where's the adult in this story?

1. Metro employee eats in plain view of passengers who would get in trouble if they were doing the same thing.

2. Woman passenger feels the need to tattle tale on that employee.

3. Idiots on twitter cry racism, review bomb that woman passenger's book which is pending publishing, and hypocritically complain they're trying to harm someone else's livelihood.

4. Cowardly publishing company backs down from publishing book.

I wonder if the author could sue to have those reviews removed as well as sue for defamation?


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Postby UNI88 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:17 am

CID1990 wrote:I’m OK with the author getting her ass handed to her. Complain directly to the DC Metro. Don’t broadcast that crap on social media

On the other side of the coin... the DC Metro is a dumpster fire nepotistic make-work program for Anacostia. If you criticize anyone who works for Metro, you’re a racist. They’l jack your ass for eating on the train... and they are public employees. So the cop running a red light analogy is correct.

It is really hard to have sympathy for either of them, but it looks like the only real consequences went to the author because she tried to shame a black woman

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CID's spot on. Using social media on this one is like touching the third rail, you're not going to get burned.

Is it ironic or hypocritical that the "idiots on twitter" harmed the author's livelihood?

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Postby 93henfan » Mon May 13, 2019 11:50 am

Didn't see it discussed anywhere else; apologies if it was.

Boston Beer (i.e. Sam Adams) bought out Dogfish Head for $300M:

https://www.eater.com/2019/5/10/18564328/boston-beer-company-dogfish-head-craft-brewery-merger
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Postby 89Hen » Mon May 13, 2019 12:22 pm

93henfan wrote:Didn't see it discussed anywhere else; apologies if it was.

Boston Beer (i.e. Sam Adams) bought out Dogfish Head for $300M:

About 7 posts above. Nobody seems to care.
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Postby Chizzang » Mon May 13, 2019 12:30 pm

89Hen wrote:
93henfan wrote:Didn't see it discussed anywhere else; apologies if it was.

Boston Beer (i.e. Sam Adams) bought out Dogfish Head for $300M:

About 7 posts above. Nobody seems to care.

Free Market... why should anybody care

Cable Companies did this 20 years ago (wheeee !!!)
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Postby 89Hen » Mon May 13, 2019 2:37 pm

Chizzang wrote:
89Hen wrote:About 7 posts above. Nobody seems to care.

Free Market... why should anybody care

Cable Companies did this 20 years ago (wheeee !!!)

:suspicious: I'm talking about caring from a beer standpoint, not a business one.
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Postby Chizzang » Mon May 13, 2019 3:16 pm

89Hen wrote:
Chizzang wrote:Free Market... why should anybody care

Cable Companies did this 20 years ago (wheeee !!!)

:suspicious: I'm talking about caring from a beer standpoint, not a business one.



me too... :nod:
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Postby 89Hen » Mon May 13, 2019 3:30 pm

Chizzang wrote:
89Hen wrote: :suspicious: I'm talking about caring from a beer standpoint, not a business one.



me too... :nod:

Then you've lost me. If you're a fan of DFH or Sam you should care. Unless they leave each other completely autonomous, one of them is going to be in for change, and why merge if you are going to stay autonomous?
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Postby CID1990 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:14 pm

89Hen wrote:
Chizzang wrote:

me too... :nod:

Then you've lost me. If you're a fan of DFH or Sam you should care. Unless they leave each other completely autonomous, one of them is going to be in for change, and why merge if you are going to stay autonomous?


I stopped viewing them as craft breweries years ago so to me this is basically “Yuengling buys Coors”


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