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Georgia man used COVID-19 relief loan to purchase $57,000 Pokemon card

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/578224-georgia-man-used-covid-loan-to-purchase-57000-pokemon-card-prosecutors

Federal prosecutors said a Georgia man used a COVID-19 relief loan to purchase a Pokemon card worth more than $57,000, according to The Associated Press.

Authorities arrested and charged Vinath Oudomsine of Dublin, Georgia Tuesday on one count of wire fraud, The Telegraph reported.

Court records indicated that the man lied on his Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application about the number of people his business employed and his company’s gross revenue, according to the Telegraph.

Oudomsine received $85,000 in August 2020, using the money to buy the Pokemon card for $57,789, according to AP.
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Mon Oct 25, 2021, 11:48 AM (4 replies)

Execution date set for Mississippi inmate convicted of killing wife in 2010

https://www.cbs42.com/regional/mississippi-news/execution-date-set-for-mississippi-inmate-convicted-of-killing-wife-in-2010/

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court set an execution date for a man convicted of killing his wife in 2010.

The execution of David Neal Cox has been scheduled for November 17, 2021, at 6:00 p.m

Cox pleaded guilty to shooting his wife Kim in 2010 in the Union County town of Shannon, raping her daughter in front of her, and watching Kim Cox die as police negotiators and relatives pleaded for her life. He also pleaded guilty to seven other crimes without making a bargain with prosecutors that precluded the death penalty. A jury sentenced him to death.

Mississippi hasn’t executed anyone since 2012, amid legal disputes over lethal injection procedures and difficulty procuring execution drugs.
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Sun Oct 24, 2021, 11:59 AM (2 replies)

Elon Musk says SpaceX could launch Starship orbital flight test next month

https://www.space.com/elon-musk-starship-orbital-launch-schedule

SpaceX's latest Starship prototype could blast off into orbit earlier than expected.

Yesterday (Oct. 21), SpaceX completed a successful static fire test with its SN20 Starship prototype. This was a major hurdle for the spacecraft ahead of its first orbital flight test, which SpaceX had previously stated would likely happen within a couple of months. But now, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said that the launch could happen as soon as next month.

"If all goes well, Starship will be ready for its first orbital launch attempt next month, pending regulatory approval," Musk tweeted today (Oct. 22)

The launch is "pending regulatory approval," as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to grant SpaceX a launch license to launch orbital flights.

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Go Starship!
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Sun Oct 24, 2021, 10:21 AM (8 replies)

They didn't pay rent, then stole the fridge. Landlords deal with pandemic squatters

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/22/1046154251/they-refused-to-pay-rent-and-stole-the-fridge-landlords-deal-with-pandemic-squat

Just before the pandemic, Nitin Bajaj and his wife Nimisha Lotia rented an apartment they own in Los Angeles to two young women.

"They were really nice to talk to," Lotia says.

But as soon as the pandemic hit, the new renters, both in their late 20s, stopped paying the rent. Lotia says the young women sent them an email saying that COVID-19 had created a financial hardship and that the city had just imposed an eviction ban — so the renters couldn't be evicted.

"No further explanation," she says. "No calls or nothing, just an email, and I think a snapshot of what the city rule was."

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Posted by Dial H For Hero | Fri Oct 22, 2021, 09:19 AM (18 replies)

Robbery Suspect Pleads For His Gun Back After Victim Disarms Him

https://www.publicnow.com/view/2592EEF11E34D44F3F9555BDEF6332FF3B191B42

Police arrested a man for robbery on Tuesday after he pulled a gun on a man, who disarmed him and took the weapon, leading the suspect the try to barter for his firearm.

Just before 1:15 p.m., the manager of a convenience store in the 600 block of Denny Way watched a man gather about $200 in merchandise and walk out without paying. The manager followed the suspect outside and confronted him, telling him to return the items. As the suspect reached toward his jacket pocket, the manager could see the handle grip of a pistol sticking out. The manager struck out at the suspect's hand in a chopping motion, causing him to drop the gun. The manager quickly picked it up and started running back to his store. The suspect followed him, asking for his gun back and offering to trade the stolen items in return.

Once back in the store, the manager called 911 while the suspect fled on foot. Officers responded, seized the gun, and searched the surrounding area for the suspect but were unsuccessful. However, about two hours later, officers spotted the suspect in the 400 block of West Roy Street - wearing the exact same clothing they had seen him wearing in security camera footage.

Robbery detectives interviewed the 23-year-old man (who has a previous felony conviction and is unable to legally possess firearms) and then booked him into King County Jail for robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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Just when you think crooks can't get any dumber....
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Thu Oct 21, 2021, 07:04 PM (0 replies)

SpaceX could make Elon Musk world's first trillionaire, says Morgan Stanley

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/20/spacex-could-make-elon-musk-world-first-trillionaire-says-morgan-stanley

Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, with an estimated $241bn fortune, could become the first trillionaire, an investment bank has predicted.

Analysts at Morgan Stanley forecast that Musk, who has made most of his wealth from the electric car company Tesla, could make much more money from his fledgling space exploration business SpaceX.

The analyst Adam Jones said the company, founded in 2002, was “challenging any preconceived notion of what was possible and the timeframe possible, in terms of rockets, launch vehicles and supporting infrastructure”.

He added: “More than one client has told us if Elon Musk were to become the first trillionaire ... it won’t be because of Tesla. Others have said SpaceX may eventually be the most highly valued company in the world – in any industry.”

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Posted by Dial H For Hero | Wed Oct 20, 2021, 10:27 AM (28 replies)

Orion: Nasa's Moon ship ready to be attached to rocket

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58965610



On Monday, the Orion spacecraft was moved between buildings at Florida's Kennedy Space Center ahead of being lifted on to the powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

For its upcoming flight, Orion will fly around the Moon without astronauts.

It's part of a US plan to return people to the lunar surface this decade.

This programme is called Artemis - after the sister of Apollo - and could help establish a long-term human presence on Earth's only natural satellite.
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Wed Oct 20, 2021, 09:37 AM (5 replies)

Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say (update)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/train-riders-held-phones-woman-233116677.html

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities said.

More than two dozen train stops passed as the man harassed, groped and eventually raped the woman, the police chief for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said at a news conference Monday.

Police do not believe a single witness on the train dialed 911. They are investigating whether some bystanders filmed the assault.

Both the man and woman got on the train at the same stop Wednesday night in North Philadelphia. Officers pulled the man off of the woman at the last stop. They responded within about three minutes of a 911 call from a transportation authority employee, authorities said.

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Forty. Goddamned. Minutes.
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Tue Oct 19, 2021, 05:30 PM (22 replies)

Trump criticizes media for treating Powell 'beautifully' in death

Source: The Hill

Former President Donald Trump lambasted the media on Tuesday for what he said was too favorable coverage of former Secretary of State Colin Powell after his death on Monday.

"Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday," Trump said in a statement.

Trump referred to Powell as "a classic RINO" referring to the acronym "Republican in name only."

"He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!" Trump added.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/577355-trump-criticizes-media-for-treating-powell-beautifully-in-death
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Tue Oct 19, 2021, 09:04 AM (74 replies)
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