This past week was a busy one both at work and at home, some of today's roundup of articles were ones that I came across last week. Enjoy!
- First up, if you haven't already checked it out, take a look at Active Response Training's "Weekend Knowledge Dump" for August 19.
- "Indian mother, 65, is EATEN ALIVE by a group of 100 vicious stray dogs who ripped her arms and legs off in front of her son"--Daily Mail. Also, "[m]eanwhile, just minutes after the tragic incident, a 52-year-old woman called Daisy was also attacked by stray dogs on the same seafront."
- Hmm. "Container Full Of Assault Rifles And Grenade Launchers Headed To USA, Seized In Spain"--The Firearms Blog. Authorities found 737 Sig 553s and 72 Swiss made grenade launchers.
- As you may have seen last week, the Indianapolis Police Department was having to recall newly distributed
Remington R51Glock 17M handguns, because of slides falling off the firearms during dry fire training. The Indy PD has issued a statement further clarifying that it only happened to a small number of the firearms.
- Global warming update: "First Accumulating Snow Can Happen Just Weeks From Now in Some U.S. Cities"--The Weather Channel (Warning: video starts automatically).
- Ragnarok (cont.). Things are heating up in Ukraine. Last week saw some 40,000 Russian troops massing near the border with Crimea, ostensibly to for training exercises. Now there is news of renewed fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine.
- And the cartel wars in Mexico are going to get even hotter: "The moment armed men stormed into upmarket restaurant and kidnapped El Chapo's son, 29, at gunpoint along with five members of Sinaloa Cartel"--Daily Mail.
- Related: "Mexican Drug Lord's Kidnapped Son Potential Bargaining Chip"--ABC News.
- Related: "Reputed drug cartel money manager arrested in Mexico"--Fox News Latino. From the report: "The Mexican government announced Friday the arrest of a reputed financial manager with the drug cartel thought to be behind this week's kidnapping of the son of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman."
- Related: "Cartel Behind El Chapo's Son's Kidnapping Has Quickly Risen to Power in Mexico"--Latina. That is the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). This article includes an additional tidbit of news: "There are also rumors that say another one of El Chapo's sons, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán, was also kidnapped at La Leche restaurant with the rest of the crew. If this is true, the kidnappers have the two sons who are rumored to take over El Chapo's empire."
- "Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention for Star Spangled Banner"--Daily Mail. "US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still."
- "Inside the secretive religious movement that is being blamed for Turkey's attempted coup"--Chicago Tribune. That would be Hizmet, a movement inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gulen.
- "Zika HAS spread in Florida: Governor confirms 'new outbreak zone' in Miami Beach with 5 new infections"--Daily Mail.
- "Surveillance video shows face-biting suspect before deadly attack"--CBS News.
- Related: "Another Face Eating Zombie In Florida"--Anonymous Conservative. He writes:
The first case ended up testing negative for bath salts, or any other drug. The second has tested negative in preliminary tests, but they are going to try and find something with more detailed testing. I think they fear if there are no drugs in the second case, then it might open the question of whether zombie movies have permeated the consciousness of everyone to the point that a specific type of mentally ill person now regresses to that meme mentally, while in the throes of some sort of violent psychotic storm. That might mean we could see more of these as the Apocalypse unfolds.
It is kind of interesting that zombie number one saw his amygdala triggered with violation of expectation by his car not starting, he wandered off and disappeared, and the next time people saw him, he was ripping a guy’s face off with his teeth. Meanwhile zombie number two saw the service at his restaurant as being less than he expected, his amygdala was triggered, he walked out and disappeared, and the next time he appeared, he was on top of a guy, gnawing off his face.
What would be more interesting is if both had been infected by Zika.
- Just because it is interesting: "The highways of the sea: Incredible interactive map that reveals the route of EVERY merchant ship on the ocean"--Daily Mail. Compiled from data from 2012.