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  Hotel terrorist and Turkey invading Syria
Posted by: 727Sky - Yesterday, 09:48 AM - Forum: Off Topic - No Replies

I had hoped that Trump would pull is back from the mid-east.. We are now arming approximately 30,000 Kurds ( I like the Kurds so don't get me wrong) but Turkey got pissed and is now attacking the Kurds in a place called Afrin in Northern Syria. I wonder how many CIA or special forces will be killed by USA supplied F-16s with Turkish pilots ?https://newsletter.thaivisa.com/l/jzQgFp...j9OcHj2zRg

Quote:AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkey's army and rebel allies battled U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Sunday, stepping up a two-day-old campaign against YPG fighters that has opened a new front in Syria's civil war.
Amid U.S. calls for restraint, Turkish artillery pounded YPG positions, while rockets fired from inside Syria slammed into two Turkish border towns, wounding dozens, according to the local governor's office and a witness.
Turkey began its push to clear YPG fighters from a northwestern enclave of Syria on Saturday when it launched artillery and air strikes against their positions in Afrin in what it called "Operation Olive Branch".
Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist organisation and has been infuriated by U.S. support for the fighters. Washington, which is backing the YPG in the battle against Islamic State in Syria, on Sunday said it was concerned about the situation.
"Our jets took off and started bombing. And now the ground operation is underway. Now we see how the YPG ... are fleeing in Afrin," President Tayyip Erdogan said. "We will chase them. God willing, we will complete this operation very quickly."
Intense Turkish artillery fire and air strikes continued to hit some villages, the YPG said, while fierce battles raged to the north and west of Afrin against Turkish forces and their rebel allies, said Birusk Hasaka, a YPG spokesman in Afrin.
Turkey, which is backing the Free Syrian Army rebel factions in northern Syria, wants to create a 30-km (19 mile) "safe zone" in the region, broadcaster HaberTurk quoted the prime minister, Binali Yildirim, as saying.
But it is targeting the U.S.-supported YPG at a time Turkey's ties with NATO ally Washington are deeply strained.
"We urge Turkey to exercise restraint and ensure that its military operations remain limited in scope and duration and scrupulous to avoid civilian casualties," U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.
Turkey did advise the United States before taking action, the U.S. Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, said on Sunday, adding "We'll work this out".
The attacks follow weeks of warnings against the YPG in Syria from Erdogan and his ministers. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Kommersant newspaper that Turkey had been infuriated by "unilateral" U.S. actions in Syria.
Turkey has been particularly outraged by an announcement that the U.S. planned to train 30,000 personnel in parts of northeast Syria under the control of the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
Rockets fired across the border from Syria hit the Turkish town of Reyhanli, killing a Syrian national and wounding 46 people, the local governor's office said. Another five were wounded when rockets hit the border town of Kilis, a Reuters witness said.
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army rebel factions had captured a Kurdish village with no resistance and were clearing landmines, a Turkish official said.
The YPG said it had repelled the Turkish forces.
"All the Turkish military's ground attacks against Afrin have been repelled so far and they have been forced to retreat," Nouri Mahmoudi, a YPG official, said. Since the morning, the combatants have exchanged shelling and clashed along several frontlines around Afrin, he said.
Thousands rallied against the attacks in the border town of Amuda in northwest Syria. In Turkey, police used pepper spray against pro-Kurdish protesters in Istanbul and Ankara.
Turkey said it had hit targets including hideouts used by Kurdish militants. The YPG said Turkey's strikes killed some civilians and accused Turkey of striking civilian districts and a camp for displaced people in Afrin.
Erdogan said some of Turkey's allies had provided the YPG with 2,000 plane shipments and 5,000 truckloads of ammunition, comments that appeared to be aimed at the United States.
France called for restraint and an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council which will hold talks about the situation in Syria on Monday, foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war, will demand in the United Nations that Turkey halt it's operation in Afrin, RIA news quoted a member of the Russian parliament's security committee as saying on Saturday.
Around 25,000 Free Syrian Army rebels are taking part in the operation with the goal of recapturing Arab towns and villages seized by the YPG almost two years ago, a rebel commander said.
Major Yasser Abdul Rahim said the rebels did not seek to enter the mainly Kurdish city of Afrin but encircle it and expel the YPG, which controls it.
A main goal of the military operation was to recapture Tel Rifaat, a town southeast of Afrin, and a string of Arab villages the YPG captured from rebels in February 2016, driving out tens of thousands of inhabitants, Abdul Rahim told Reuters.
A Reuters reporter on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Azaz, under the control of Free Syrian Army factions, heard several blasts and saw smoke rising from a hill to the west, where a fighter said the YPG were.
There were no signs of conflict in the town itself, where life appeared to continue as normal with uniformed rebel police at the main roundabouts. At a car repair workshop on the outskirts of the town some men were fixing a gun-loaded vehicle.
(Additional reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun in Istanbul; Orhan Coskun, Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay in Ankara; Ellen Francis in Beirut, Suleiman Al-Khalidi in Amman; Geert De Clercq in Paris; Phil Stewart and Warren Strobel in Washington; Writing by David Dolan and Daren Butler; Editing by Janet Lawrence and Elaine Hardcastle)

And now this in Kabul Afghanistan
Quote:osted 6 hours ago  
Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
By Akram Walizada and Mirwais Harooni
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Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.
Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said that 19 bodies had been brought into city hospitals, with six identified as foreigners.
However a senior Afghan security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said the death toll was over 30 and might climb higher. The dead included hotel staff and guests as well as members of the security forces who fought the attackers.
All five attackers were also killed, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said.
In Kiev, Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Twitter that six Ukrainians were killed in the attack.
The raid was the latest in a series of attacks that have underlined the city's vulnerability and the ability of militants to mount high-profile operations aimed at undermining confidence in the Western-backed government.
More than 150 guests were able to flee as parts of the building caught fire, with some shimmying down sheets tied together and dropped from upper-floor windows and others rescued by Afghan forces.
Local airline Kam Air said around 40 of its pilots and air crew, many of whom are foreigners, were staying in the hotel and as many as 10 had been killed. Local media reports said the dead included Venezuelans and Ukrainians.
Zamari Kamgar, the airline's deputy director, said it was still trying to locate staff.
The Taliban, which attacked the same hotel in 2011, claimed responsibility for the attack, its spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.
A statement from the interior ministry put the blame on the Haqqani network, a group affiliated with the Taliban that is notorious for its attacks on urban targets.
Abdul Rahman Naseri, a guest who was at the hotel for a conference, was in the hall of the hotel when he saw four gunmen dressed in army uniforms.
"They were shouting in Pashto (language), 'Don't leave any of them alive, good or bad'. 'Shoot and kill them all,’ one of them shouted," Naseri said.
"I ran to my room on the second floor. I opened the window and tried to get out using a tree but the branch broke and I fell to the ground. I hurt my back and broke a leg."
Even after officials said the attack was over, sporadic gunshots and explosions could be heard from the site.
As day broke on Sunday, thick clouds of black smoke poured from the building, an imposing 1960s structure set on a hilltop and heavily protected like most public buildings in Kabul.
The Intercontinental is one of two main luxury hotels in the city and had been due to host an information technology conference on Sunday. More than 100 IT managers and engineers were on site when the attack took place, said Ahmad Waheed, an official at the telecommunications ministry.
Danesh said a private company had taken over responsibility for security at the hotel three weeks ago and there would be an investigation into possible failings, just days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in Kabul.
Several armoured U.S. military vehicles with heavy machine guns could be seen close to the hotel along with Afghan police units as Special Forces manoeuvred around the site.
Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped unhurt, said the attackers had got into the main part of the hotel through a kitchen before going through the hotel, with many guests trapped in their rooms.
The senior security official said that the attackers had moved directly from the first floor to the fourth and fifth floors, suggesting the attack had been carefully prepared, possibly with inside help.
"When the sixth floor caught fire this morning, my roommate told me, either burn or escape," said Mohammad Musa, who was hiding in his room on the top floor.
"I got a bed sheet and tied it to the balcony. I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough. I fell down and injured my shoulder and leg."
Although U.S. and Afghan officials say the Taliban has been forced onto the back foot after the United States increased its help to Afghan security forces and stepped up air strikes last year, security remains precarious across the country.
In separate incidents on Sunday, eight people were killed by a roadside bomb in the western province of Herat and 18 members of local militia forces were killed at a checkpoint in the northern province of Balkh.
As pressure on the battlefield has increased, officials have warned that the danger of attacks on high-profile targets in Kabul and other cities would increase. The insurgents have carried out dozens of such attacks over recent years.
After repeated strikes on Kabul, notably last May when a truck bomber killed at least 150 people outside the German embassy, security has been further tightened.
Large areas of central Kabul are already closed off behind high concrete blast walls and police checkpoints but the ability of the assailants to get into a well-protected hotel frequented by both government officials and foreigners demonstrated how difficult it remains to stop them.
The attack, just days after a U.N. Security Council visit to Kabul to allow senior representatives of member states to assess the situation in Afghanistan, may further weaken confidence in the government.
President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation and said militant groups were being helped by neighbouring countries.
"As long as the terrorist groups have secure protection and safe haven, the region will not find security, stability," he said in a statement.
U.S. ambassador John Bass said the embassy was in close contact with Afghan authorities.
"Such violence has no place here or anywhere in the world," he said in a statement.
(Additional reporting by Hamid Shalizi, Jibran Ahmad in PESHAWAR and David Brunnstrom in WASHINGTON; Writing by James Mackenzie; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Sonya Hepinstall)

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Posted by: guohua - Yesterday, 12:30 AM - Forum: Political News and more - Replies (1)

OK,,,, get ready for it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Quote:California to register illegal aliens to vote – automatically
Yes, that's right.
Quote:Court orders government to do so for all driver's licenses issued
That was a Court in California Of-Course.
Quote:WASHINGTON – California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses.

The state has long provided driver’s licenses to all who simply claimed, without proof, that they were citizens of in the country legally. There were no checks made or documentation required.

But beginning April 1 every person who gets a California driver’s license will be automatically entitled to vote.

“We are very pleased that Californians will have easier access to voter registration,” said Jeremiah Levine, an attorney with Morrison Foerster who represented the voting-rights groups. “We are especially satisfied that changes will be made before California’s statewide and federal primary elections.”

Then any and all Federal elections Votes from the State of California should be null and void.
Say goodbye to those 55 electoral votes.

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  ROFLMAS at Californian's
Posted by: guohua - 01-21-2018, 05:12 PM - Forum: Political News and more - Replies (2)

Quote:California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state
smallcrackingup smallrofl smallgreennumberone   smallrofl
Why do YOU Elect Democrats,,,,,,, Oh, yes to take from the Rich and Give To WHO Ever they Want,,,,, Mostly themselves!  smallroflmao

Quote:SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state.

A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families.

“Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals.

This bill will help blunt the impact of the federal tax plan on everyday Californians by protecting funding for education, affordable health care, and other core priorities.”
BULL-SHIT!  smalltappingfoot  
Illegals need Free medical Care and Housing!
There is Hope,,,,,

Quote:Democrats lost their supermajority following resignations of two Assembly Democrats, Matt Dababneh of Encino (Los Angeles County), and Raul Bocanegra of San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County) amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Another Assembly Democrat, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas of Los Angeles, resigned citing health issues.

In the Senate, Democrat Tony Mendoza of Artesia (Los Angeles County) is taking a leave of absence pending an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
They're all Corrupt!
Their only concern is Themselves and their Rich Holly-Wood Friends.

Quote:California Democrats have been exploring ways to help those in the state who could end up paying higher federal taxes next year under the Republican tax overhaul.

The GOP overhaul caps state income taxes and local property tax write-offs on the federal income tax return at $10,000, a move expected to hurt high-local-tax states such as California, where the average state and local tax write-off in 2016 was $22,000.

State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced legislation this month that would allow Californians to get around the state and local tax cap with a voluntary donation to a charitable fund created by the state of any amount of owed taxes above $10,000. That donation — in lieu of taxes — would allow donors to write off the gifts on their federal tax returns.

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  Where Eagles Dare:
Posted by: 727Sky - 01-21-2018, 09:12 AM - Forum: Bar, Grill and Grotto - Replies (2)

Quote: Where Eagles Dare:
Quote:French military using winged warriors
to hunt down rogue drones.
This is amazing.

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A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during
a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan
French Air Force base, Southwestern France .

Following incidents of drones flying over
the presidential palace and restricted
military sites – along with the deadly
2015 Paris terror attacks – the French
Air Force has trained four golden eagles
to intercept and destroy the rogue aircraft.

Aptly named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos
and Aramis – an homage to Alexandre Dumas’
“The Three Musketeers” – the four birds
of prey have been honing their attack
skills at the Mont-de-Marsan in
southwestern France since mid-2016.

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“A drone means food for these birds,”

Gerald Machoukow, the military base's
falconer, told FRANCE 24. “Now they
automatically go after them.”

The use of hunting birds – normally
falcons and northern goshawks – by
militaries around the globe is common
practice in the fight to scare other
critters away from runways and so
cut the risk of accidents during takeoff
or landing. But it wasn’t until 2015 when
the Dutch started using bald eagles to
intercept drones that other militaries
started to see the benefit of these
winged warriors.

The French bred the four golden eagles
– three males and one female -- using
artificial insemination since eagles are
a protected species and harvesting wild
eggs is strictly forbidden. They chose the
golden eagle because of the birds hooked
beak and sharp eyesight.

Also weighing in around 11 pounds, the
birds are in a similar weight class as the
drones they’re sent to destroy and clocking
in at a top air speed of 50 miles per hour,
with the capability of spotting its target
from over a mile away, the eagles are
deft hunters.
To protect the eagles from drone blades

and any explosive device that might be
attached to them, the French military
designed mittens of leather and Kevlar
(an anti-blast material), to protect the
bird’s talons.

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  Border Wall Models Thwart
Posted by: guohua - 01-21-2018, 04:10 AM - Forum: America's President D. Trump - No Replies


Quote:Border Wall Models Thwart US Commandos In Tests
That is GREAT!
Quote:SAN DIEGO (AP) — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.
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Quote:Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

A Customs and Border Protection report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them, though it does point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best overall design, the official said.
The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.
What did they try?

Quote:The highly trained testers scaled 16 to 20 feet (4.9 to 6.1 meters) unassisted but needed help after that, said the official who described the assaults on the wall prototypes to the AP. Testers also expressed safety concerns about getting down from 30 feet.

Only once did a tester manage to land a hook on top of the wall without help, the official said. Tubes atop some models repelled climbing devices but wouldn’t work in more mountainous areas because the terrain is too jagged.
The rest of the article is: Source

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  Children Who Take Tamiflu
Posted by: guohua - 01-21-2018, 03:49 AM - Forum: General Health Topics - Replies (4)

Quote:Another Case Of Rare Side Effect In Some Children Who Take Tamiflu
This is just Sooooooooooooooooooo Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Sad!!!
There are so many natural remedies right out in your front or back yard.

Quote:DALLAS (CBS11) – More families have come forward with stories about frightening side effects in children who took Tamiflu.
CBS11 first broke the news of a 6-year-old Allen girl who tried to jump out of a window after taking the anti-influenza drug. She is now back to normal, but her family wasn’t alone.
But Lindsay Ellis of Indianapolis was a healthy 11-year-old before she had the flu last year. Then she began hallucinating bugs on her body and the devil’s voice in her ear.

“It literally reminded me of a scary movie at that time, like, is my daughter possessed?” says her father, Charles Ellis. “What is really going on?”

Ellis says doctors believe it was a reaction to Tamiflu.

“About day three, she started acting loopy,” he says.
Lindsay was hospitalized for nearly two months, had a feeding tube and was incoherent and unable to move her hands or feet for several weeks.

“Not knowing if my daughter was going to make it from day to day, because the doctors were telling me, I don’t know what to do,” he says. “It was horrific for anyone involved in it who came to see her.”

A year later, she still suffers tremors. Ellis, like the other families we have heard from, wants more transparency when it comes to Tamiflu – better labeling on the packaging and warnings from doctors who prescribe it. It’s something japan took a step further.
They banned Tamiflu for youth ages 10 to 19 in 2007 after several dozen instances of neuropsychiatric events.

They also want you to get them a Flu Shot every year.

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  California 'raw' water
Posted by: guohua - 01-20-2018, 11:51 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (1)

I should have actually named this thread,,,,,,,,, Stupid Kalifornian.

But here goes.
Would you spend Nine Dollars or More for a Gallon of water,,,, yes spring water, BUT,,, the same water animals piss and shit in and bugs die in.
But, it's suppose to be Clean and Pure.
If the spring was bubbling up from an underground source,,,, OK, I guess, but if Not?

Quote:California 'raw' water fans pay $9 a gallon for Oregon tap water
Would You!?

Quote:When people in central Oregon's Madras, Culver and Metolius turn on their taps, untreated spring water flows forth. It costs them less than a penny per gallon.

A company in California buys that same water and sells it in big glass jugs for up to $8.60 a gallon around Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The jugs are flying off the shelves. 
"The water's been doing really well," said Edwin Diaz, manager of Erewhon Market in Calabasas, a small city northwest of Malibu. "It's kind of a specialty item."
Fans are quenching their thirst for "raw water" – water with no chemicals or other treatment that passes federal regulations because it's clean at the source.
You trust them to tell you what is clean!?  tinysure 
Oh!!! By the way, it's a No-Brainer according to a San Francisco Musician.  smallroflmao 

Quote:"It's a no-brainer," said Lee Sayer, a musician in San Francisco and anti-fluoride activist who has been drinking raw water for months. "You have water that's processed through the earth through natural processes – it's cleaned. And being that water has memory, it has a memory of tumbling through the rocks. It has micronutrients and I believe it's alive."

 But don't look for raw water in Oregon stores.

Now why do you think you wouldn't find any Raw Water Stores in Oregon? Are they Smarter than Californians?  minusculethinking
Quote:Christopher Sanborn started his raw water venture three years ago as a one-man operation. He hiked through the snow to mountain springs in California, filling up glass jugs and then delivering them to customers around Los Angeles.

In 2015, the same year he founded Fountain of Truth Spring Water, he came upon the artesian water from Opal Springs, fed by an underground aquifer at the bottom of the Crooked River Canyon.

"I was on a road trip looking for springs and thinking about moving to Oregon because I enjoyed my time there so much," Sanborn said via text message. "When I realized how amazing the water was, it felt like perfect alignment."
What did you feel that Perfect Alignment Too!!!???  tinybighuh 
There is so much more in this article, but here is another part,,,,,,,
Quote:The untreated Opal Springs water sold by Sanborn's company is popular at the few natural food stores where it's available.

At Rainbow Grocery, a worker-owned cooperative in San Francisco, the Fountain of Truth water has sold for $36.49, including $22 for Sanborn's signature 2.5-gallon glass dispensers.

"People want it," said Paul Knowles, who's on the coop board. "It just sells on its own."

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  info about TOR and Hola VPN
Posted by: Wallfire - 01-20-2018, 10:07 AM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (10)

I found this info wile wondering the web, worth reading I think

Hola! is a free VPN that might appeal to you. However, Hola! doesn’t actually encrypt your connections, so won’t protect your identity. It’s a honeypot. Hola! is a front for a bandwidth-selling enterprise called Luminati.[Image: Get-the-Right-VPN.png]

Have you heard about the Tor network? This is a volunteer-operated privacy network that the US navy invented. The US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand secret services now use it. Unfortunately, the free version that the Five Eyes secret services released to the world has a backdoor in it. All the law enforcement agencies in the free world know about this. So don’t use Tor.

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  Star Wars TFA: Do NOT mention those F#$%ing Droids
Posted by: Armonica_Templar - 01-18-2018, 09:21 AM - Forum: Short Stories - No Replies

A sidequel of a fan fiction series I wrote..
Star wars: Those were the F#$%ing Droids
Star Wars: Gambler's hope
Star Wars: Flame Fried Ewok

(please note I never got to writing them just outlined them..lol)

As a star trek fan I understand how mad you are..
I do not think anyone has given the fans the love they deserve


In A galaxy far far away..

Our non hero was a storm trooper who the Jedi used their mind crap on..
In retaliation Vader ordered the storm troopers families killed as an example

Because those where the droids

What followed was a war of vengence against vader and several of the officers under his command..
by a former storm trooper

To get under Vaders skin our stormtrooper found vader's weakness
With the help of the Rebellion, to distract Vader

He stole the rotting body of Padmé Amidala and cybernetically animated it
Darth Vader was forced to kill the love of his life twice

Vader proceeded to hunt down the former Storm trooper
All the clues led back to a pre set area.

Our non hero managed to deploy an EMP grenade on vader frying the legendary Sith Lord's  armor and life support system
Using a shielded light saber our non hero stood over Vader about to dispose of Darth Vader once for all..

The Emperor intervened and saved Darth Vader..

On the suggestion of Admiral Thrawn, Emperor Palpatine spared the storm trooper..
Froozen in a cryro/ carbonite cross technology, our non hero awaits for the empire to need him again

Falling on the deck out of Carbonite section of the technology, a ginger haired, scarred man is checked by several medical droids..

"I see you only got older Thrawn.."

"Senior technician Corsica," The blue skinned admiral spoke with his hands behind his back..

Taking slow breath as armored storm troopers kneel with rifles leveled on the former storm trooper..

A female in madalorian Armor shakes her head, "Thrawn.. this is your secret weapon.."

"Fett.. You are like your father in one regard.." The Blue skinned Grand Admiral's red eyes shown, "You are looking at the only non force user to almost kill Darth Vader.. The emperor himself had to intervene to save vader's life.."

The man stands up as the storm troopers swallow hard..

"Right now he is plotting his escape.. Corsica.. No need to.." Grand Admiral Thrawn snaps his fingers, "You wish to continue your war on the Jedi of the skywalker line.. The Empire needs that.."

Looking at the gear tossed on the ground in front of him, "What.. How long have I been froozen.."

Thrawn looks out of an observation deck, "Vader.. Aka.. anakin Sky walker killed the emperor and died of injuries after the battle.. His death was due in part to the fact you fried most of his systems.. The new suit he was wearing was not as advanced.. So it was not able to sustain the force blast the Emperor fried it with.."

The Female Fett looked at Admiral Thrawn, "This.. This waste of a creature took down Darth Vader.."

Thrawn did not turn around, "Vader had two children.. With the woman you dug up and animated.. She was there mother.." Turning as he tossed a pad, "His grandson turned to the dark side and.. Well is just like his grandfather.."

Corsica picked up the pad, "Blue skin why did you not let the emperor kill me.."

"It was a waste of talent.." Thrawn soothed a creature around his neck, "I could not let talent go to waste.. I had the control implants removed.. You have a few cybernetics.. Anakin did a number on you.."

Reading this pad, "No leash..." Reading the name on the pad, "Ben Solo.. Is this .." Seeing the masked version, "Is a skywalker?" Reading the pad, "This first order.. Is what the empire became? Then who do you work for?"

A flash of lightening makes Corsica wince, as an evil cackle fills the air..

Fett turns towards the other end as a shadowy figure floats in a chair.. "What the F#$%!"

"The Real Emperor did not die at Endor," Admiral Thrawn spoke coldly.. " also did not order Vader to kill your family.. Vader and his bloodline are palgue on the galaxy.."

The chair floats forward as Corsica is raised into the air..

A creature walks out scarred as Corsica is wide eyed, "You.. You.."

"Yousa thought Isa was a fool," An evil laughter escapes from the gungan.. 

"Senator Binks of Naboo," Corsica is choked immediately..

"Darth Plagueis.. Senior Technician Corsica.." The sith lord laughs, "It has been ages since I heard that name.. So my apprentice had you turned into a popsickle.." Lauging as the dark side of the force reached out, "I will hide him from the force sensitives and mind scans.. " After lightening crackles around Corsica, "Your future is now muddy as are the effects of your actions.."

"Thank you Emperor," Grand Admiral thrawn watched as Darth Plagueis held Corsica..

"How interesting.. So the force has a say after all," Jar Jar Binks/ slash Darth Plagueis floated back to his chair.. "So much hate and anger.. It is refreashing... Yes Refreshing indeed.."

Admiral Thrawn looks at Darth Plagueis, "Has a say after all?"

"Have you not ever wondered which former Jedi he killed for the lightsaber he used on vader?" Darth Plagueis laughs, "So that was the end of Vaders Apprentice.."

Corsica smiles evilly as the guards swallow hard..


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  Fake News Awards
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 01-18-2018, 02:52 AM - Forum: General News and Events - Replies (4)

Well, it's been a fun day, and a tiring one.  I've been posting memes on Twitter and FB all day. 

There were many, many people taking part all over the world, so we got our hashtags of "#Great Awakening" and "#WeThePeople"  trending as number 1 and 2 on the charts.  That means lots and lots of people saw them.
I'm sure a lot of lefties were triggered, but hopefully it woke some of them up, which was our mission. 

We were expecting the President to come out with the winner at 5 p.m. EST, but he only posted to Twitter with the winners less than an hour ago.

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Quote:President Donald Trump’s inaugural “The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” went to The New York Times’ Paul Krugman, ABC’s Brian Ross and CNN, among others.
The GOP.com website crashed in seconds as Trump revealed his Fake News Awards there:

Even so, within minutes, #FakeNewsAwards was the top trender on Twitter — worldwide.

Media had spent most of the day with its knickers in a state of high knottedness, trying to prep for the Big Reveal in the absence of any actual details.
After pushing the trophy show all day, Fox News Channel seemed to put on the brakes around 4:45 PM PT, when Martha MacCallum asked FNC’s media pundits if they too were waiting to see if the awards were going to happen, reporting that there has been some debate in the White House whether these awards are a good idea, given the “climate.”

“These elusive awards! I think the President has already accomplished his goal,” Kurtz laughed, “He’s gotten all of us to talk about it and he’s put the spotlight on what he calls ‘fake news’. I think some news organizations may want to get these awards to use as a badge of honor. He’s trolling the press here…I think he’s made his point.” Kurtz said he wasn’t sure Trump could “resist” announcing his award winners, even if his staff advised him it was “not such a good idea” and he should “just move on to the next crisis.”

But then Tucker Carlson went into full Trump and Media Have Hate-Hate Relationship mode for his 8 PM broadcast.
Trump originally announced his contribution to Awards Season would be held the day after the Golden Globe Awards. But, on Globes Sunday, Trump announced the rescheduling of his inaugural Fake News Awards for Wednesday, January 17, explaining the move came after “interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!”

Loosely translated: Trump had a scheduling conflict that Monday, being committed to attend the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia in Atlanta.

But, come Wednesday morning, Trump White House had revealed no details. Arizona’s GOP Sen. Jeff Flake went ahead and gave a red carpet speech anyway, on the floor of the Senate, saying, “Today the President intends to announce his choice for the ‘most corrupt and dishonest’ media awards. … It beggars belief that an American president would engage in such a spectacle. But here we are.”

Meanwhile, Arizona’s Sen. John McCain wrote an op-ed in WaPo: Mr President, stop attacking the press.
Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah showed up on Fox News Channel to promise to Harris Faulkner the Trump White House is “very excited about the Fake News Awards.”

“You have to stay tuned. I know there has been excitement for weeks now,” Shah insisted . “Few more hours, there will be an announcement a little bit later. I don’t want to get ahead of it.”

When 5 PM ET came and went, media began to foam over, having assumed the announcement was scheduled for that time, which was when it had been scheduled the day after the Globes,  though Trump White House never said when it would happen on Wednesday:
Trump first proposed the idea of a “FAKE NEWS TROPHY” in a November 27 tweet. He originally envisioned picking the television network that “is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me).”

Late-night TV gleefully jumped on board. Stephen Colbert, who dubbed the awards The Fakies, kicked off the For Your Consideration campaigning with a Times Square billboard asking that his Late Show be included in such categories as “Fakest Dishonesty,” “Smallest Button” and “Least Breitbarty.”

Trevor Noah responded with a full-page ad in The New York Times, touting The Daily Show as most deserving.
Trump had made no mention of them since he announced the re-scheduling. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was similarly tight-lipped, even at Wednesday’s press briefing.

But Trump’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends, frothed about the awards Wednesday morning. “The Fake News Awards are tonight!” gushed Brian Kilmeade. “Do we have an outfit picked out? Have we rented a tux?”

“I wonder if there’s gonna be trophies?” Steve Doocy asked. Ainsley Earhardt said she’d make popcorn.
They promised anyone who missed the trophy ceremony could catch up on their show Thursday  morning.


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