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The Further Adventures of Florida Man
« Reply #240 on: December 13, 2019, 07:47:41 am »
Florida man died from meth overdose before he was eaten by alligator
A "methamphetamine intoxication" killed Michael Ford before the reptile tore his body apart.



Authorities are conducting an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found in a canal in Fort Meade, Fla.


Dec. 12, 2019, 4:54 PM EST
A Florida man, found eaten by an alligator this summer, died from a meth overdose before his body was ripped apart by the reptile, according to a medical examiner's findings.

Michael Ford, 45, was found face down in a canal in Fort Meade on June 27 and Polk County Sheriff's investigators theorized he might have drowned before an alligator began eating the man's remains.

A hand and a foot belonging to Ford was found in the beast's stomach.

"It is my opinion that Michael Glenn Ford II died as a result of a methamphetamine intoxication," District Medical Examiner Stephen Nelson wrote in an autopsy report obtained by NBC News on Thursday. "The manner of death is accident."

The report took note of the "traumatic" amputations Ford's body had suffered at his left forearm and right foot. Nelson found that those injuries were likely postmortem.

"The decedent's injuries and amputations lack sufficient associated blood to suggest they were made while alive," according to Nelson's report.

Ford was nu de when he was discovered, but his clothes were not found at his nearby car or at the scene, officials said.

Friends and family of Ford told investigators they hadn't seen him since June 23, authorities said.
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The Misery Caused by Plutocratic America 😟
« Reply #241 on: December 13, 2019, 03:02:26 pm »

I believe Ford was another casualty of the diseases of despair the oligarchs are deliberately and methodically (SEE: Mens Rea) fostering on the masses of what used to be our country. It belongs to the oligarchs now.

🐊 Alligators just do what they do to eat. Unlike the oligarchs, alligators have no malice.

The oligarchic class of plutocrats that run this country are destroying it. They are destroying it because that is what psychopaths, who became billionaires through grossly unethical wage slave business practices, DO. They have never done anything else, no matter what you have read or where you have read it in some over-edumacated, upper class kowtowing "historical" bullshit about the "power of the wealthy dynasties to direct history".

It takes a while, but plutocratic psychopaths 🎩👹 always end up eating their own seed corn, to their dismay and ultimate demise. Evil is as evil does.
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🐵 Jeremy Corbyn Throws Away UK Election to 😈🎩 Boris Johnson (w/ Victoria Jones)
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Well, it looks like that movie we all watched several decades ago (made from the "fictional" dystopia that Orwell portrayed in his book "1984") was quite prophetic. The year in the title was 36 years early, but there is no need to quibble over details.

Here's the trailer from the 2008 remake:

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Orwell's 1984 (1956) The best one

 


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Re: The Misery Caused by Plutocratic America 😟
« Reply #243 on: December 14, 2019, 06:52:05 am »

I believe Ford was another casualty of the diseases of despair the oligarchs are deliberately and methodically (SEE: Mens Rea) fostering on the masses of what used to be our country. It belongs to the oligarchs now.

🐊 Alligators just do what they do to eat. Unlike the oligarchs, alligators have no malice.

The oligarchic class of plutocrats that run this country are destroying it. They are destroying it because that is what psychopaths, who became billionaires through grossly unethical wage slave business practices, DO. They have never done anything else, no matter what you have read or where you have read it in some over-edumacated, upper class kowtowing "historical" bullshit about the "power of the wealthy dynasties to direct history".

It takes a while, but plutocratic psychopaths 🎩👹 always end up eating their own seed corn, to their dismay and ultimate demise. Evil is as evil does.

Quite correct. Everyone involved ran true to form: methheads tweak, oligarchs exploit, and alligators chomp.

The availability of toxic drugs is all part of The Great Culling, the multiple-decade plan to get useless eaters off the books, and to stop consuming resources that God wants to be deployed to serve our betters. We're supposed to be too stupid to see it. Likewise with environmental toxins: if you can cut sperm count and motility in half in each generation, pretty soon you're in Children of Men territory, where reproduction has come to a halt, or The Handmaid's Tale territory, where it is reserved for the Elect.

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Cruise Ships have FENDER BENDER! 👀
« Reply #244 on: December 21, 2019, 11:04:13 pm »


Watch: Carnival Cruise Ships Collide in Mexico 👀

December 20, 2019 by Mike Schuler

Two Carnival cruise ships collided in Cozumel, Mexico on Friday, causing damage to both ships.

Video posted online show the stern of the Carnival Glory crash into the bow of the Carnival Legend.

Mexican authorities confirmed the incident took place around 8:30 a.m. local time.


No injuries have been reported.

More video of the incident is below:


“Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside,” Carnival said in a statement. “We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship.”

Carnival Glory just crashed into Carnival Legend and almost crashed into Oasis of the Seas at the Cozumel cruise port. #FoxNews #RoyalCaribbean #CarnivalLegend #CarnivalGlory #OasisoftheSeas pic.twitter.com/5ITBCfz99L

— Matthew Bruin (@BruinMatthew) December 20, 2019

The damage to Carnival Glory is seen after a collision with another cruise ship at Cozumel cruise port, Mexico December 20, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. Jordan Moseley via REUTERS

#carnivalglory 10 year anniversary cruise just crashed. License and insurance please! #carnivalcrash #10yearanniversary #cozumel #oopsie pic.twitter.com/s2gNUHcWSR

— Wendy Brewer (@WendyBrew5967) December 20, 2019

So uh yeah, just witnessed a cruise ship crash in Cozumel. #carnivalglory #carnivallegend pic.twitter.com/WbtioFqVKe

— Jordan Moseley (@j_moseley) December 20, 2019

https://gcaptain.com/watch-carnival-cruise-ships-collide-in-mexico/
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So Trump Employs Undocumented Immigrants at His Properties and Nobody Really Cares?
That seems to be the state of affairs, this time after a report on his Virginia winery after some were fired.


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When ICE raided some chicken plants in Mississippi last year, they rounded up nearly 700 undocumented immigrant workers. They did not arrest the managers or corporate executives who systematically employed them. This fits a pattern, according to The New York Times: between March 2018 and 2019, the feds prosecuted 112,000 people for illegal entry or re-entry, but charged just 11 employers for hiring some of these same people.

Before anti-immigrant rhetoric descended into full-on propaganda about crime and MS-13, there was a lot of talk about undocumented immigrants taking jobsfrom American citizens. In Mississippi, citizens did take some of the vacated jobs. (There's also the related charge that undocumented workers drag down wages, which is unproven but at least does not boil down solely to uncut racial grievance.) But the persistent refusal to enact penalties on people who choose to employ undocumented immigrants suggests these are not the most pressing concerns for decision-makers. The people who travel hundreds or thousands of miles to get to the U.S. are desperate for decent work, and feel it's worth the risk of deportation. It's employers who are primed for a change in incentive structure, yet they are rarely, if ever, punished. It's enough to make you think this is not, nor has it never been, about the plight of the American worker. It's a regime where workers can be simultaneously exploited by employers and demonized by political elites, ground up by the great American machine.

As usual, the President of the United States is a flag-bearer for all these most base instincts. It's tempting to see hypocrisy as a quaint relic of the Before Times, a dead concept in the era of post-truth politicking. (We are, after all, in a moment in which the president's allies are casting him as an International Corruption Crusader while he's orchestrating the Great American Heist.) But pointing this out can still serve as a reminder that none of these folks ever cared about this stuff. Donald Trump, you see, has always employed undocumented immigrants—at many of his properties, on many of his construction projects. He has no issue with these people except when it's convenient fodder for a rage spasm to get The Base going. The latest example arrived on the last day of 2019 via the Washington Post.

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Nearly a year after the Trump Organization pledged to root out undocumented workers at its properties, supervisors at the Trump Winery on Monday summoned at least seven employees and fired them because of their lack of legal immigration status, according to two of the dismissed workers...
Two of the fired workers ... said they thought the company had held off on firing them until after the year’s work was complete, taking advantage of their labor for as long as possible. Both had worked at the winery for more than a decade.

That seems like the whole arrangement in a nutshell. Extract cheap labor from people—in this case, allow them to finish the grape harvest—then discard them as soon as it's convenient to do so. In general, the property relies on immigrant labor from Mexico in the form of seasonal workers who arrive on legal visas, according to the Post, but there are also year-round undocumented workers. They are among some 49 undocumented people the Post alone has spoken with, who worked at 11 different Trump properties across four states. For years now, the president has traveled the country railing against immigrants as violent criminals and imploring people to "Buy American, Hire American," while he profited from undocumented labor in systematic fashion. In July 2018, his Mar-a-Lago property announced it was seeking 61 foreign workers on a legal basis. Hire American for thee, but not for me.

Omar Miranda worked for Trump’s Virginia winery without papers. He was just fired now that the harvest’s finished.

This goes all the way back to the '80s, of course, when Trump had hundreds of undocumented Polish immigrants building Trump Tower. He paid them as little as $4 an hour—and always well below union wage—because that's why people like Donald Trump employ people without papers. He ultimately settled a lawsuit around the workers' treatment. It's fitting that the people who made his flagship project possible would fit the theoretical description of the people he has built a political career smearing as criminals. (In practice, he is referring to brown immigrants.) But it also fits because Trump is merely a particularly garish emblem of the post-Reagan plutocrat class, where greed is good and other people—whether they're undocumented workers or they own a small contracting business—are just marks waiting to get fleeced.

That hustle now extends to the angry and isolated people who show up to his rallies in search of community and solidarity against The Other. They will not mind that he's profited so handsomely off undocumented labor, because it's about the performance of demonstrating who's a Real American with a say in how this country is run. Also, anything he does is excusable on the basis that Democrats do it, too, or anybody who's smart would do it, or everybody does it. Now there's some truth to that: the president is indeed one of a huge number of employers who uses undocumented labor with zero consequences.


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🚩 Strong earthquake rocks Puerto Rico, knocks out power island-wide

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...Albert Rodríguez, who is from the southwest town of Guánica, said the tsunami sirens went off before officials canceled the alert. He said there is widespread damage in his neighborhood.

"The road is c r a c k e d in the middle and it lifted up," he said. :o

Agence France Press said people wrote on social media that they were shaken awake by quake's force. One woman tweeted that she'd been "wrenched from sleep" and said, "Everybody is awake & scared all over."

Víctor Huérfano, director of Puerto Rico's Seismic Network, told The Associated Press he doesn't have immediate reports of damage or injuries because communications are down for much of the island. He said officials in the large southern coastal city of Ponce told him there was widespread damage.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-rico-earthquake-strong-quake-knocks-out-power-island-wide-today-2020-01-07-live-updates/

My mother-in-law in the San Juan metropolitan area felt it even though the quake was centered almost 50 miles southwest of her location. My brother-in-law and his wife were less than 5 miles from the  epicenter. He told my wife his bed was jerking 3 inches 👀 back and forth during the quake. Needless to say, they didn't sleep a wink after that.

M6.5 Earthquake - Puerto Rico region

Preliminary Report
Magnitude   6.5

Date-Time   7 Jan 2020 04:24:27 near epicenter
       

Location   17.951N 66.736W
Depth   10 km

Distances   
          • 5.3 km (3.3 mi) SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico
          • 9.6 km (6.0 mi) SE of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
          • 13.6 km (8.4 mi) WSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico
          • 15.3 km (9.5 mi) SE of Yauco, Puerto Rico
          • 35.8 km (22.2 mi) ESE of San Germ�n, Puerto Rico

Location Uncertainty   Horizontal: 4.6 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters   Nph = 120; Dmin = 17.0 km; Rmss = 1.01 seconds; Gp = 36°
Version =
Event ID   us 70006vll


https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70006vll
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The Ominous Earthquake Swarm in Puerto Rico
« Reply #247 on: January 11, 2020, 02:31:58 pm »
"We are shocked, shocked..."


The US and China plan to sign this month to sign an interim trade agreement, which was reached in October as the two sides sought to defuse tensions. That stalled several planned escalations, but tariffs were kept on thousands of products shipped between the two largest economies.

Yep. The 🦀 Trump Train Wreck continues true to form, as Pulitzer Prize Winner Journalist David Cay Johnston accurately predicted.


🦀 Trump is not simply a stupid, incompetent greedball; Trump is simply an Evil Bastard. IOW, Trump is, and has been since he was knee high to a grasshopper, a PSYCHOPATH. Puerto Rico still hasn't gotten all the disaster aid money approved from 2017 Hurricane Maria damages. This cruelty is part of the "fun" for Trump. Disaster aid money denied is just the tip of that heinous modus operandi turdburg.

On January 7, 2020, there was a large earthquake in Puerto Rico. Many houses, culturally important old biuldings and school buildings made of concrete were severely damaged. Trump refused to send a nickel to Puerto Rico, despite this earthquaqe qualifying under the Disaster Declaration protocol for aid money.


Natural structure at Guayanilla beach area before the quake:


After the January 7, 2020 EARTHQUAKE.




Today, January 11, 2020, there was another large earthquake in Puerto Rico resulting in even more severe damages to hundreds of concrete structures, leaving hundreds more homeless. Trump is probably cheering.

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Puerto Rico Earthquakes Set Hurricane Recovery Back as 🦀 Trump Denies Aid  >:(
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Earthquakes in Puerto Rico have changed the landscape. Satellites can see it from space 😲.

By Mike Wall January 13, 2020

The island's ground has shifted. 😨
 
This map shows ground changes, or displacement, on the eastern two-thirds of Puerto Rico following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake of Jan. 7, 2020. Areas of displacement are shown in red, with greater displacement by darker shades. The ground shifted up to 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) in a downward and slightly west direction. The orange circles show the cluster of quakes of aftershocks that have hit the island recently. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech, ESA, USGS)

The swarm of earthquakes that have rocked Puerto Rico recently left marks that are visible from space.

About 2,000 quakes have shaken Puerto Rico since late December, with the most powerful a 6.4-magnitude temblor that took place last Tuesday (Jan. 7), centered just off the island's southwest coast. That one, the biggest quake to hit Puerto Rico in a century, killed at least one person, damaged nearly 600 buildings and caused at least $110 million in damage, Reuters reported.

The series of quakes have also altered the lay of Puerto Rico's land, researchers studying imagery captured by the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite determined.

"The scientists found that the greatest displacement from the [satellite's] flyover area occurred west of the city of Ponce (identified by the green star), not far from the quake's offshore epicenter," NASA officials wrote in a statement on Friday (Jan. 10).

"They recorded up to 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) of ground change there," they added. "The ground appeared to shift downward and slightly to the west."

As it commonly does after natural disasters, NASA is making its data and scientific expertise available to aid response and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

"Products in the process of being produced include Suomi-NPP-based 'Black Marble' power outage maps, damage maps, and landslide maps," NASA officials wrote in the same statement, referring to the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, a joint project of NASA, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Defense.

"A webpage has also been created on the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal to supply relevant GIS data products," the officials added. "The map contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data processed by ESA and analyzed by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and earthquake location data from the USGS [United States Geological Survey]."

The USGS is providing regular updates about the Puerto Rico earthquakes, including aftershock forecasts. You can find that information here.

Earth From Space: Amazing Astronaut Photos

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Mike Wall's book about the search for alien life, "Out There" (Grand Central Publishing, 2018; illustrated by Karl Tate), is out now. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook.

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