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Biden droned the wrong guy, innocent aid worker killed in Kabul strike: NYT
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September 10, 2021

A US airstrike in Kabul against a supposed Islamic State bomber actually killed an innocent man who worked for a US aid group and his family, according to newly published testimony and footage

The reported case of mistaken identity also further tars President Biden for his chaotic pullout of US troops from Afghanistan, which left behind hundreds of US citizens and thousands of at-risk Afghans.

Zemari Ahmadi and nine members of his family, including seven children, were killed in the airstrike on Aug. 29, one day before the final US evacuation flights from Kabul, his brother Romal Ahmadi told the New York Times.

Ahmadi, who was the apparent target of the strike, worked for 14 years as a technical engineer in Afghanistan for the Pasadena, Calif.-based charity group Nutrition and Education International, which feeds hungry Afghans.

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Seems to me if a foreign country sent drones in to the US (against International Law, the highest law of our land), and killed ten people in Boston, including 7 CHILDREN, then that would be on the elitist owned so called "News" 24/7 for a week...and Americans would be bawling, and rightfully outraged at killing innocent kids....So....why wasn't this bombing that Americans did on elitist owned TV 24/7 for a week? Why is it not on TV when AMERICANS bomb kids and weddings and hospitals, etc? And why does everyone stay silent and lay down for it, and then go out and vote for more of it....all the while maintaining they're a good people and they care? Do they not know about their bombing, or not care about their bombing, it has to be one or the other, which is it? Is there a connection between secret bombing that Trump started, and Biden now continues....and less informed Americans voting for more? Do the elites know that their TV has that much control over the minds of the 99%?

While I'm commenting, with this hurried so called "end" to the war. could it be that Michael Hudson was right and with the US being the "Mayor of Kabul" for 20 years with the Taliban controlling 90% of the rest for 20 years, that the Taliban got pissed at Biden for overstaying Trumps May 1st agreement for troop withdrawal and the CIA told Biden that the Taliban are coming, that they will overrun Kabul in 3 - 6 weeks....so we sent in C130 gunships, B52 bombers and bought some time to get Americans out of Kabul?

"Questions, questions, questions, [hopefully] flooding into the minds of today's youth."

I tried to write a provocative post to get some caring zappa fans to comment, what does anybody think?

Is staying silent about trillions wasted on profit generation militarism, as well as handing over our wealth to the 1%, the same thing as laying down for it? Isn't voting for more and more of it in election after election, after election, the SAME thing as laying down for it?




To close the loop...

They did finally put this instance on TV, I saw the Pentagon apologizing for it Friday night, so I guess that makes it better. They said they were going to consider reparations, which typically is $5000 per person when they get caught...small price considering the Hellfire Missile that killed the kids cost $230, 000.00.

I read the Afghan war cost taxpayers 2.3 trillion dollars. The "they hate our freedom" TV campaign whipped Americans into a 94% approval rating for invading Afghanistan. And now thousands of soldiers lives lost, tens of thousands disabled, tens of thousands with lives ruined by PTSD and suicides from what they saw, and countless innocent Afghan lives lost and disrupted, the Taliban are back where they were before we started.

The TV generated 94% support for the war; the tail wags the dog.

So they got caught this time, Perhaps Americans killing an aid worker and his family downtown couldn't be kept quiet (like the killings from Biden's B-52 and C-130 gunship tantrum in the weeks before, the taliban were coming and there was nothing we could do to stop them), but as antiwar put it, "US Bombing Wars Rage On - But Now In SECRET."

Which generates the most relevant question: Why has US bombing now gone secret?

Well...cuz they don't want us to know about it, obviously, but WHY?

Because we'd stop voting for it, for their representatives.

The 1% who own controlling share in the TV, and the expensive war industry, and all the other products they're pedaling...

...are afraid of us.

That's why the bombing now in secret, they need to control what we know, control what we think, so they can control us.


And they're doing pretty well, it seems, we don't even kick.


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Biden droned the wrong guy
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-22/live-melbourne-earthquake-victoria-nsw-canberra/100481780
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Melbourne earthquake live updates: Tremors felt across Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania after magnitude-5.9 quake

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Victoria's emergency management commissioner warns residents that aftershocks could continue for days or weeks, following the magnitude-5.9 that struck north-east Victoria this morning.

In total seven quakes struck Victoria with tremors felt across the state, New South Wales, Canberra and as far as Adelaide and Launceston.


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Shame it was not centred on Canberra and it sank into a bottomless swamp :mrgreen:

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Melbourne earthquake live updates: Tremors felt across Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania after magnitude-5.9 quake

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Victoria's emergency management commissioner warns residents that aftershocks could continue for days or weeks, following the magnitude-5.9 that struck north-east Victoria this morning.

In total seven quakes struck Victoria with tremors felt across the state, New South Wales, Canberra and as far as Adelaide and Launceston.


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Shame it was not centred on Canberra and it sank into a bottomless swamp :mrgreen:


Keep your head down Eddie, and Poly' that's right around Poly's neck o' the woods.....

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Keep your head down Eddie, and Poly' that's right around Poly's neck o' the woods.....

Stay safe guys!

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I figure it was Grays stereo causing all the trouble... :mrgreen:


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Not that breaking news anymore, cause it was overshadowed by the ABBA reunion.
But very heartbreaking news anyway considerung the bad health state of Phil Collins:
SAD NEWS on the Health of PHIL COLLINS! Drummer & Vocalist of GENESIS on his Deteriorating Health!
Genesis On BBC Breakfast (9/9/21)
Genesis The Last Domino PBS Documentary (Synch fixed)
Genesis Live 2021 Fading Lights / The Cinema Show / Afterglow + Sept 20 Birmingham, UK

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Oldest human footprints in North America found in New Mexico
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https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-science-travel-fossils-new-mexico-97cb4b2ea0f499d6ea5fbfebab243413

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday.

The first footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands National Park in 2009. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey recently analyzed seeds stuck in the footprints to determine their approximate age, ranging from around 22,800 and 21,130 years ago.

The findings may shed light on a mystery that has long intrigued scientists: When did people first arrive in the Americas, after dispersing from Africa and Asia?

Most scientists believe ancient migration came by way of a now-submerged land bridge that connected Asia to Alaska. Based on various evidence — including stone tools, fossil bones and genetic analysis — other researchers have offered a range of possible dates for human arrival in the Americas, from 13,000 to 26,000 years ago or more.

The current study provides a more solid baseline for when humans definitely were in North America, although they could have arrived even earlier, the authors say. Fossil footprints are more indisputable and direct evidence than “cultural artifacts, modified bones, or other more conventional fossils,” they wrote in the journal Science, which published the study Thursday.

“What we present here is evidence of a firm time and location,” they said.

Based on the size of the footprints, researchers believe that at least some were made by children and teenagers who lived during the last ice age.

David Bustos, the park’s resource program manager, spotted the first footprints in ancient wetlands in 2009. He and others found more in the park over the years.

“We knew they were old, but we had no way to date the prints before we discovered some with (seeds) on top,” he said Thursday.

Made of fine silt and clay, the footprints are fragile, so the researchers had to work quickly to gather samples, Bustos said.

“The only way we can save them is to record them — to take a lot of photos and make 3D models,” he said.

Earlier excavations in White Sands National Park have uncovered fossilized tracks left by a saber-toothed cat, dire wolf, Columbian mammoth and other ice age animals.

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their toes must have been frozen in a 100 below zero :mrgreen:

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Low Missouri river levels expose 130-year-old shipwreck

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Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 3:49 PM PDT

https://www.kfyrtv.com/2021/09/27/low-missouri-river-levels-expose-130-year-old-shipwreck/

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - River levels on the Missouri River are the lowest they’ve been in a long time. The drought and reduction in releases out of Garrison Dam have lowered the level by as much as two feet.

That’s good news for history buffs.

The low water level has given the curious a glimpse of a nearly 130-year-old shipwreck.

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This is a kayak trip Nyk Edinger has been dreaming about for years.

“I thought that would be a fantastic thing to see,” said Edinger.

The Abner O’Neal sunk in 1892, while transporting 9,000 bushels of wheat from Washburn to Mandan. The steamboat has been submerged in the water of the Missouri river ever since. Now, 129 years later, kayakers like Edinger are getting an up-close look at the vessel.

“It’s pretty exciting being that close to it, seeing how it has maintained its shape,” he said.

Since Edinger’s adventure a little over a week ago, the water level has gone down even more, making the Abner O’Neal even more visible.

“It’s just amazing that it’s still sitting right where it sunk,” Edinger said.

It was the perfect weekend adventure for history buff Todd Sheldon and his brothers.

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“It was kind of cool to see a piece of history that has remained there for almost 130 years. You could lay it out and see where the boat was and what side it had rolled onto,” said Sheldon.

The shipwreck is only visible from the water. It’s becoming a must-see for kayakers like the Sheldons. Several other curious kayakers have made the trip, taking advantage of the low water levels to see this piece of history that hasn’t moved in nearly 130 years.

The Abner O’Neal is about 25 miles north of Bismarck, about a half mile from the Steckel boat ramp near Wilton.

The state historical society reminds you if you venture out to see it, take nothing but photos.

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^^^ On Phil Collins...

Pretty cool cover... NONPOINT - In the Air Tonight

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Zodiac Killer Finally Identified!!! But 3 Years Too Late

10/6/2021 8:16 AM PT

https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/06/zodiac-killer-identified-gary-francis-poste-san-francisco/

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At long last the Zodiac Killer -- perhaps Northern California's most infamous serial killer -- has been identified, but he's already dead ... according to an independent team of investigators.

The investigators say the man who terrorized the San Francisco area in the late 1960s was Gary Francis Poste. However, police never caught him, and turns out he died in 2018. Poste successfully eluded authorities not just in the Bay Area, but also committed murder hundreds of miles away -- a killing that was not previously linked to him.

According to Fox News ... a team of more than 40 detectives, journalists and military intelligence officers made up the so-called Case Breakers, who believe Poste is the one responsible for a 1966 murder in the SoCal city of Riverside.

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The Zodiac Killer, of course, is connected to 5 murders in 1968 and 1969. He thumbed his nose at authorities by sending riddles and codes in letters to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Zodiac Killer's rampage gave birth to a slew of movies ... most notably "Zodiac," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo.

As for how The Case Breakers broke the case ... the team reportedly spent years digging through new forensic evidence and photos from Poste's darkroom. The team apparently found a photo that featured scars on Poste's forehead that matched scars on a sketch of the Zodiac.

There were also other clues ... the team deciphered letters sent by the Zodiac that revealed Poste as the killer. According to the team, there was one note where the letters of Poste's full name were removed to reveal an alternate message.

A former Army counterintelligence agent who worked on the team said, "So you've got to know Gary's full name in order to decipher these anagrams. I just don't think there's any other way anybody would have figured it out."

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William Shatner "Captain Kirk" boldly goes to space... :arrow:

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Human remains found in Florida reserve confirmed to be Brian Laundrie, FBI say
The remains, which were described as skeletal, were confirmed using dental records.

Oct. 21, 2021, 1:39 PM PDT / Updated Oct. 21, 2021, 5:07 PM PDT
By Doha Madani and Pei-Sze Cheng
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/human-remains-found-brian-laundrie-search-are-skeletal-police-say-n1282103

Partial remains found by authorities searching for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, were confirmed to be his after a review of dental records.

The remains were found in Florida's Carlton Reserve on Wednesday after more than a month of searching for Laundrie, who was declared a person of interest in Petito's disappearance before her body was found in Wyoming. The FBI field office in Denver announced that the remains were positively identified Thursday.

A spokesperson for the North Port Police told NBC News earlier Thursday that the remains were "skeletal."

According to the FBI, the remains were found alongside personal items, such as a backpack and a notebook, belonging to Laundrie.

"These items were found in an area that up until recently had been under water," Michael McPherson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Tampa office, said Wednesday.

Laundrie’s parents helped lead the FBI and North Port police to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, according to Steven Bertolino, an attorney for the Laundrie family.

Bertolino spoke to NBC News Now's "Top Story with Tom Llamas” following the identification of the remains, saying the family wanted to search for their son on their own after the reserve reopened to the public.

"My understanding was it either open to the public on Tuesday or Wednesday, and Chris and Roberta decided that since it was open ... they wanted to go and look for Brian by themselves," Bertolino said. "After speaking with me, I told him that I wanted to notify law enforcement so that we would have no issue."

The Carlton Reserve and neighboring Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are short drives north of the Laundrie family home.
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Alec Baldwin shoots prop gun, killing 1, injuring another on set of 'Rust,' officials say
The film's director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, was killed and director Joel Souza was injured on the set in New Mexico.

Oct. 21, 2021, 7:47 PM PDT / Updated Oct. 22, 2021, 10:52 AM PDT
By Phil Helsel, Samantha Kubota, Diana Dasrath, Saphora Smith and David K. Li
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alec-baldwin-shoots-prop-gun-killing-1-injuring-another-set-n1282126

Producer and actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun Thursday that killed one crew member and injured another on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said.

The film's director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed, and director Joel Souza, 48, was injured when Baldwin, 63, discharged the stage firearm, the agency said in a statement Thursday evening.

Hutchins was flown by helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's office.

Agents for Hutchins said in a statement on Friday that the cinematographer was a rising star of the craft who was relentlessly cheerful and optimistic.

“Halyna Hutchins was a ray of light. Always smiling, always hopeful," according to the statement. "She decided early on she would take the craft of cinematography by storm and the last couple of years proved she was well on her way. Her talent was immense, only surpassed by the love she had for her family. All those in her orbit knew what was coming; a star director of photography, who would be a force to be reckoned with."

Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance, officials said.

Frances Fisher, who stars in the movie, tweeted overnight that Souza was out of the hospital. His spokesperson confirmed the news Friday in an email to NBC News.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Baldwin was seen Thursday outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in tears. Images obtained by NBC News showed Baldwin in a parking lot outside the sheriff's office. In one photo, the actor is seen bending over by the curbside, and in another speaking on the phone.

In his first comments about the prop gun shooting, Baldwin on Friday said he was in contact with Hutchins' family.

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin tweeted.

He added: "I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."

No charges have been filed, the sheriff's office said, adding that the investigation is ongoing. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched around 1:50 p.m. local time (3:50 p.m. ET) after a 911 call about a shooting on the set, the office said.

“A live single round was accidentally fired on set by the principal actor, hitting both the Director of Photography, Local 600 member Halyna Hutchins, and Director Joel Souza,” the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 44 said in an email to its members.

Local 44 Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Pawluc characterized the tragedy as “an accidental weapons discharge" and noted that its members were not involved.

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