okay, the codys on 'animal kingdom' do what?
break the law, yes. but they also all surf. with that in mind, betty sent me an npr report. jon hamilton reports (audio and text):
Nearly 200 miles from the nearest ocean, nine surfers are bobbing beneath the Texas sun in what looks like a tropical lagoon.
Then a sound like a muffled jet engine fills the air, overwhelming a reggae song coming from shore.
One surfer starts to paddle, and a head-high wave rises seemingly from nowhere to carry him down the line toward the sandy beach.
Seconds later, two more waves materialize and two more surfers glide off.
One of them is 12-year-old Dane Grochowski.
"I pumped down the line and did a little snap, and kind of got caught behind the section" he says, when I wade out to ask him about his ride. "So I pulled into the barrel. But I wasn't going to make it out."
Welcome to the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas, where the machine-made waves are so good they attract top professionals as well as casual surfers.
Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore trained here and at a similar wave pool in Japan before she won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
so there you go. if you're in central texas (isn't waco near the dfw area? we visited there a few years back for some event that adam kokesh and others were holding), you can go surfing.
now for the codys.
every 1 is losing it. where to start? jay? he's so smarmy. i used to like jay but i don't anymore. you can't trust him. deran found out that adrien's sister was sending money to him in indonesia last week and he told her to stop because the police were tracking it and she could get arrested. he then did some hunting around and found out the man was doing this for a lot of people - transferring money - a koala is what he called the man. he thinks that might be something to pursue, them robbing him. jay goes in posing as adrian's brother and wanting to send $20,000. the man said no more than $1,000 and talked about how much he took as his fee.
so jay thinks there has to be some 1 else in the area who handles the big money. jay wants them to talk to frankie (dichen lachman) and craig says (paraphrase) 'so we burned 1 of her clients and now you want me to talk to her about burning another?' yes, jay does.
staying with craig. his girlfriend moved out last week and took the baby with her. he's furious and trying to find her. at 1 point, after he visits her mother's house, he's at a red light on his motorcycle when a motorcycle cop pulls up next to him. craig flips him the bird and then drives off despite it being a red light. a high speed chase ensues, craig gets off the road and into a garage where he whips around easily but the cop takes a spill and craig gets away.
deran is upset to learn that craig is staying at his home. he learns that in a family meeting when he asks craig where he's staying. remember, deran doesn't sleep there or eat there or anything. since adrien (his boyfriend) left, deran can't be in the house. so craig says that he's just staying outside mainly. but, you know, when he needs to use the bathroom ... how did he get in, deran wants to know? by breaking a window. deran is now pissed and craig's playing the 'my girlfriend left me' card. he's also drugged out throughout this family meeting and they all know.
he leaves and goes to talk to frankie. she's at a smaller place. she says she's downsizing and he says it looks more like she's hiding out. he comes on to her. she tells him he smells like a cat litter box and asks him how many hours straight he's been up? she ends up taking care of him.
poe tries to get rid of his truck. he's afraid that father he kidnapped to get the kid with the mother is going to come after him so he's getting rid of evidence. he goes to the usual place they dump cars but is told the heat is on and that the d.a. is hassling every 1 and has sent out the word 'don't do business with the codys.' so he ends up hacking it up and then he and jay hand it off to a guy who comes around through the neighborhood every week for scrap metal.
deran? his bar is shut down. at 1st he thinks it's that new bar that he's in conflict with. nope. it's the d.a. if he'll roll over on adrian, get him to come back, the d.a. willl et up but not until then.
the crooked cop? he goes to deran and says he has an idea but he needs every 1 together because he's not doing it where 1 brother comes up and says no to this or the nephew says...oh, and the meet up has to take place this afternoon at daren's bar.
so it does. but the crooked cop has brought along the d.a. the d.a. is telling them that they will turn on adrien or they'll all go down. he's already shut down deran's bar. he'll have 'your mother's home' raided next. he controls everything and they are going to pay and ...
the crooked cop shoots him in the head. and says he thought he'd never shut up.
the crooked cop came up with the plan. now they don't have the trouble anymore. it's a burner gun he's used and he's going to hold onto it. (meaning he might use it later and claim it was the cody's gun and they shot the d.a.) he tells them he'll be getting more money now and then he leaves. and they're stuck with the dead body wondering what they have to do next.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'
Friday, September 10, 2021. Donald Trump should be publicly shunned for the latest revelation, others played a role in that as well, elections gear up in Iraq, and much more.
A former Pentagon spokeswoman has said the White House under former President Donald Trump had pressured the military to downplay injuries sustained by 110 US troops following a 2020 Iranian missile attack on a base in Iraq.
Alyssa Farah, speaking on the One Decision podcast, said there was pressure from the White House to downplay the success of the attack on the Ain al-Asad base in Iraq, which came in retaliation to the US killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike at the Baghdad airport on January 3.
There are so many issues with the above.
First, it's wrong to 'downplay' (lie) the number of people wounded and/or killed.
Second, Donald Trump needs to be condemned for that.
Third, others need to be condemned to. That would include Joe Biden who is currently president, it would include Barack Obama who was president before Donald. There's really not a difference between lying about that and refusing to provide an accurate count of how many troops are in Iraq or wherever. I don't believe Bully Boy Bush. He did something similarly dishonest by trying to keep the coffins of the fallen hidden so let's condemn him for that and let's grasp that when you hide the truth, each step of the way builds up to something bigger.
Donald Trump should be condemned for that. I would hope it would impact his money raising ability -- he's still sending out pleas for money. Like his July 9th e-mail begging entitled "I need YOU" which opened:
The RADICAL Democrats and their friends in BIG TECH are doing everything in their power to SILENCE real Americans like you and me.
For the record, I don't support Big TEch's censorship efforts -- or censorship -- but I've yet to use that opposition to beg for money. Oh, excuse me, ask you to buy a 'membership' in TRUMP LIFE MEMBERSHIP.
Donald needs to be condemned. But we're still not done with the above topic. Fourth, yes, we're on fourth, does life matter? Because they've all undercounted civilian deaths and undercounted them while pretending they weren't keeping a count. "We don't do body counts" or some other foolish lie Donald Rumsfeld said early on in the Iraq War. But they did od a body count. Nancy A. Yousef broke that story and most people don't know about it. We corrected Phyllis Bennis when over six weeks after the fact she went on radio to complain about the US not keeping a body count. They did keep one. They just pretended they didn't. Nancy broke that story -- which we treated as the major report it was -- the last day KNIGHT RIDDER existed before being consumed by the awful MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS which had whored like all the other outlets in the lead up to the war but then, having bought (silenced) KNIGHT RIDDER, paraded around two male reporters (overlooking the female reporter who'd also pushed back against the officials pin) as they promoted their paper chain -- again, the paper chain that existed in 2002 and could have done actual reporting but didn't.
It has been accepted -- and it shouldn't be -- that we have no right to know about civlian deaths. We have every right to know. We're the ones paying off the financial costs of war, we and about the next three generations -- at least. The government works for us -- maybe it's past time we sat Congress down for a performance evaluation?
Each step of disrespecting life leads to where Trump took us. It wasn't an accident. It was a steady progression.
Fifth, Alyssa Farah? Are we going to try her for treason? Are we going to go after her? No, I don't think we should. But is there a great deal of difference between the exposure she just made and what Julian Assange, as the publisher of WIKILEAKS, revealed?
Last year, Paul Daley (GUARDIAN) reported:
US prosecutors have failed to include one of WikiLeaks’ most shocking video revelations in the indictment against Julian Assange, a move that has brought accusations the US doesn’t want its “war crimes” exposed in public.
Assange, an Australian citizen, is remanded and in ill health in London’s Belmarsh prison while the US tries to extradite him to face 18 charges – 17 under its Espionage Act – for conspiracy to receive, obtain and disclose classified information.
The charges relate largely to the US conduct of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including Assange’s publication of the US rules of engagement in Iraq.
The prosecution case alleges Assange risked American lives by releasing hundreds of thousands of US intelligence documents.
Dean Yates was the head of REUTERS' Baghdad beureau when the July 12, 2007 attack took place killing REUTERS journalists Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh -- the attack carried out by the US government. Daley quotes Yates stating, "What he did was 100% an act of truth-telling, exposing to the world how embarrassing Collateral Murder is, how shameful it is to the military – they know that there’s potential war crimes on that tape."
Iraqi authorities have decided to double the number of visas issued for Iranian nationals heading to the holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam.
The media bureau of the Iraqi prime minister’s office said in a statement that Mustafa al-Kadhimi had ordered officials to increase the quota for pilgrims from 40,000 to 80,000, including 60,000 for Iran.
A cardinal said on Tuesday that Pope Francis’ historic visit to Iraq in March had a profound impact on the country.
Delivering his testimony at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, on Sept. 7, Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako explained that the pope’s trip had changed the atmosphere in the Middle Eastern country.
“The pope touched the hearts of all Iraqis by his messages, especially Muslims. And now, something has changed in the streets, in the mass, the population,” he commented.
“Christians are proud of that and now they are very appreciated also.”
In his testimony at the Hungexpo Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center, the main congress venue, the 73-year-old leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church recalled the landmark meeting between the pope and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has pounded the positions of terrorists in northern Iraq days after warning against anti-Iran movements, Tasnim news agency reports.
The IRGC Ground Force used suicide and combat drones as well as smart and precision-guided artillery on Thursday morning to target the terrorists in the semi-autonomous region's rugged mountains.
“We invested $7,000 in this [house] but Turkey damaged it and now it is gone,” said Ali Muhsin, a former resident of Bihere village located within the Zakho sub-district.
Bihere, along with 21 other villages, has been affected by Turkish military operations that were launched in April, according to the mayor of Zakho’s office.
“We fled to Darkar, selling our 600 goats,” Muhsin added.
When Turkey bombarded the yard of his house in May and injured his brother, they and five other families fled the village. Since then, no one has returned, except for brief visits to their property.
Additionally, 28 resorts have been affected by the bombardment, the Sharansh waterfall being one of them. It used to see 20,000 tourists annually, however, that was not the case this year.
Iraq’s Al-Fatah Alliance, which serves as a political umbrella for Shia militias led by the Badr Organisation, announced the name of its candidate to head the next government in the country, prompting an early race for the premiership among Shia forces and political parties ahead of the October 10 parliamentary elections.
Al-Fateh Alliance parliament member Naim Al-Aboudi said that Hadi al-Amiri is a frontrunner to head the next government, a position that can only be held by a Shia, according to Iraq’s power-sharing agreement.
Amiri heads the Badr Organisation, which was established in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war to fight alongside Iranian forces against the Iraqi army.
The head of the Badr Organisation leads the Al-Fateh Alliance, which brings together the majority of the Shia militias that make up the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), particularly those who announced their loyalty to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
“If we get the seats that qualify us to ally with the political blocs, we will participate and we will present our candidate in a clear and unambiguous way. Those who will support us are welcome and those who oppose us can join the opposition,” Aboudi said,
The MP’s statements seemed to be an attempt to take the pulse of the other Shia forces, who have joined the race for the leadership of the next government, at a time when Iraqis are questioning the significance of the elections, which will likely restore the same political forces and faces that have been long accused of corruption and mismanagement.
Anyone caught removing, tearing down, or vandalizing election campaign billboards could face imprisonment or a fine, or both under Iraq's election law.
As Iraq's parliamentary elections in October nears, candidates are scrambling to win enough votes to get into parliament. Competition becomes sometimes so fierce that political billboards and posters in public spaces have been torn apart.
Most of the time, the perpetrators of such vandalism are not apprehended. Nevertheless, candidates accuse their rivals' followers of complicity.
Under Article 35 of the election law, anyone caught ripping apart or vandalizing an electoral candidate's billboard could be punished with imprisonment for at least a month but no longer than a year, Joumana Ghalad, the spokesperson for the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), told a press conference on Wednesday.
The law also allows judges to fine offenders with no less than a million Iraqi dinar but no more than five million. Also, both punishments could be applied simultaneously, Ghalad explained.
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