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It's all a fuckin' joke to these sociopaths, isn't it?

There must be some kind of sitcom laugh track that only Republicans can hear...

https://twitter.com/5_2blue/status/1154752074921512967

Just your daily reminder that Russia is *intentionally* targeting civilian areas for airstrike

103+ dead, including 23+ children...

And nary a peep of outrage from the usual suspects? I guess if it's not American and if it's not drones nobody gives a rat's ass? (Jeremy Scahill, I'm looking in *your* fucking direction)...

https://twitter.com/UNGeneva/status/1154729245324824576

Russian air strike on Syria market kills 19: monitor

Source: France 24

Sixteen civilians were among 19 people killed Monday in a Russian air strike on a market in northwest Syria, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the opposition bastion.

At least 45 other people were wounded in the air raid that hit "a wholesale vegetable market in the town of Maaret al-Numan" in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The death toll could still rise as many of those wounded are in a critical condition and some people are still trapped under rubble, the Britain-based monitor said.

Observatory head Rami Abdelrahman said 16 of those killed were civilians while three other bodies remain to be identified.

The latest strike comes one day after air raids by Damascus and its Russian ally on Syria's jihadist-run Idlib region killed 18 people, including a young citizen journalist.

Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/20190722-russian-air-strike-syria-market-kills-19-monitor

French submarine lost for over half-a-century located in Mediterranean

Source: France 24

A French submarine that went missing in the western Mediterranean in 1968 has been located during a search mission, officials said Monday, ending a 51-year wait for families of the deceased who continue to seek answers to the naval disaster.

"It's a success, a relief and a technical feat," Defence Minister Florence Parly wrote on Twitter, after the wreck was discovered 45 kilometres (30 miles) off the southern French port of Toulon. "I am thinking of the families who have waited for this moment for so long," she said.

The diesel and electric-powered Minerve submarine was lost off France's southern coast with 52 sailors on board on January 17, 1968.

The discovery was ultimately made on Sunday by a boat belonging to private US company Ocean Infinity, which found the Minerve at a depth of 2,370 metres (7,800 feet), a senior French naval officer told AFP.

Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/20190722-french-submarine-minerve-located-mediterranean-lost-1968



For those who are into this kind of stuff like yours truly, this will hopefully close the case on one of the alltime great maritime mysteries...

Now if only we could find the USS Cyclops and about two dozen historically significant aircraft which are still waiting to be found on the ocean floor...

EDIT: And it has to be said that Ocean Infinity is on a roll... They have racked up some VERY impressive finds the past few years....





Damn it, India...

https://twitter.com/ThiraLalBhusal/status/1152218838747893761

MEANWHILE, in Canada...

https://twitter.com/Bob_Animal/status/1152190873691656192

This is what police consider "correcting the problem":

https://twitter.com/Will_Gaona/status/1151962915718565888

That brief moment when Pepsi had the power to take over everything:

https://twitter.com/sovietvisuals/status/1145672758988292096

Even by usual police standards, this is REALLY fuckin' shady...

https://twitter.com/conor64/status/1151940191268921344

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/daniel-shaver-killing/594091/

Kiss the Smithsonian goodbye...

https://twitter.com/HelenKennedy/status/1151584547118690304
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