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Over $250k found during drug bust in Louisiana

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Prosecutors said that Palma and Allison had “$228,880 of illegal drug proceeds concealed inside a column in the formal living room of their home on East Lakeshore Drive. Palma also possessed $24,230 of illegal drug proceeds in his vehicle.”

The house has since been torn down.

According to the indictment, Palma used $11,000 in drug money as a down payment on a Rolls Royce.

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https://www.wbrz.com/news/feds-say-an-upscale-home-on-east-lakeshore-drive-was-the-center-of-a-massive-drug-ring/

American tourist smashes two 2,000 year old Roman statues at the Vatican

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https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/10/06/american-tourist-smashes-two-sculptures-vatican-busts/8194709001/

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/vatican-museum-tourist-smashes-statues/index.html
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/amp/vatican-museum-tourist-smashes-statues/index.html

American tourist smashes two sculptures in the Vatican

(CNN) — Just when you thought the summer of tourists behaving badly was over, another person on vacation wrecks another priceless artifact.
This time it's the turn of an American tourist who smashed no fewer than two ancient Roman sculptures into pieces at the Vatican on Wednesday.
The episode took place in the Museo Chiaramonti, part of the Vatican Museums, around lunchtime. The space holds around 1,000 works of ancient statuary, and describes itself as "one of the finest collections of Roman portraits" in the world.
Two of those portraits are now facing an uncertain future after the tourist knocked over one in anger, then toppled another as he fled the scene.
The man had demanded to see the pope, according to newspaper Il Messaggero. When he was told he couldn't, he allegedly hurled one Roman bust to the floor.
As he ran off, with staff in pursuit, he knocked down another.
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The two works of art have been taken to the inhouse workshop to be assessed. While around 2,000 years old, they are thought to be secondary works of art, rather than famous works, a source told Il Messaggero.
Director of the Press Office for Vatican Museums Matteo Alessandrini told CNN that the American man, around 50 years old, was in the "Galleria Chiaramonte" corridor, which houses around 100 busts and statues.
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Blasts precede Baltic pipeline leaks, sabotage seen likely

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https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-germany-berlin-00232df3f4b4bc89afd47d4707724e33

tl;dr
> Nord pipeline is blown up
> looks like sabotage
> no culprit yet
> US helicopter was seen around blast area on flight tracker, but this could mean they were tracking Russian sub
> pipe was not operational but had gas inside and the gas is still being pumped into it. I read some report it has to be filled but there was no explanation why.
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Lib psychopath stabs EMT grandma to death

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About the sensational video.

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This is a video from our side. To the denazification and demilitarization of the ukroppiteks, to the dehomosexual of their society was also added.

Thanks to the musicians of the famous orchestra Wagner for clearing the earth of this infection.

https://t.me/ukroppitek/82

WEST-UKRAINE KICKN RUSSIAN-PUTIN GENIUS ASS ONLY QUESTION IS WILL PUTIN END IT UNCONVENTIONALLY?

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A more strategic Russian retreat signals long fight ahead in Kherson

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/05/more-strategic-russian-retreat-signals-long-fight-ahead-kherson/?itid=hp-more-top-stories

A day after Ukrainian forces reclaimed more territory in the south, the jubilation of a breakthrough was tempered by anxiety over what is expected to be a hard fight.

MYKOLAIV REGION, Ukraine — The drone operator ignored the occasional thunder of outgoing artillery in the distance and kept his eyes focused on the computer monitor in front of him, waiting for the burst of smoke to appear. His thumbs pushed the joystick left, then right, before moving to his cellphone screen to report where the artillery should aim next.
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Feds weigh charges against Hunter Biden, outcome of yearslong case could be 'imminent': source

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Federal investigators are weighing whether to charge Hunter Biden with various tax and foreign lobbying violations, false statements and more, with a former official telling Fox News that an outcome to the case could be "imminent."

Fox News first reported in July that the federal investigation into President Biden’s son had reached a "critical stage." Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation since 2018. The investigation is being conducted by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a prosecutor appointed by former President Donald Trump.

Fox News reported in July that the federal grand jury looking into Hunter Biden’s business dealings wrapped up its latest term in June and expired. A source, at the time, said no charges had been filed.

A former senior Justice Department official told Fox News on Thursday, though, that the government does not need to have an active grand jury in order to file charges as part of a plea agreement. That official also told Fox News that renewed focus on the investigation, especially by the media, suggests a disposition, or resolution, may be "imminent" in advance of a possible Republican takeover of the House of Representatives.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/feds-weigh-charges-against-hunter-biden-outcome-years-long-case-could-be-imminent-source
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Committed to environmentalism, OPEC drops production

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In a stunning commitment to environmentalism, OPEC agrees to cut oil production, causing conservachuds everywhere to freak out over the fact they won't be able to burn as much oil
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-heads-deep-supply-cuts-clash-with-us-2022-10-04/
OPEC+ agrees deep cuts to oil production
VIENNA/LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - OPEC+ agreed its deepest cuts to oil production since the 2020 COVID pandemic at a Vienna meeting on Wednesday, curbing supply in an already tight market despite pressure from the United States and others to pump more.

The cut could spur a recovery in oil prices that have dropped to about $90 from $120 three months ago on fears of a global economic recession, rising U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar.

The United States had pushed OPEC not to proceed with the cuts, arguing that fundamentals don't support them, a source familiar with the matter said.
"Higher oil prices, if driven by sizeable production cuts, would likely irritate the Biden Administration ahead of U.S. mid-term elections," Citi analysts said in a note.

"There could be further political reactions from the U.S., including additional releases of strategic stocks, along with some wildcards including further fostering of a NOPEC bill," Citi said, referring to a U.S. antitrust bill against OPEC.
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Negoes dissatisfied with current conditions

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>A Scottish accountant insists he and his hiking friends never break the rules but are branded litterbugs and reported to rangers by other walkers because they are black.
>He claims that some white people 'assumed this is their space' and get 'really p***ed off' when they spot black walkers.
>The keen hiker says that every group hike is plagued by incidents where white ramblers make 'condescending' comments, asking them not to leave litter behind and to turn their music off.
>'So some of these people will go and complain to the rangers. The next thing, rangers come up to us and say 'we've received complaints that your group is making noise and littering the floor'.
>Mr Adeyemi says his group enjoy playing music while on their treks, which he admits isn't the case for most hikers.
>He said: 'For most folks, hiking is about going up quietly and coming down quietly.
>'For us, we're playing music all the way, to the point where you don't feel like you're going up the mountain.
>'Folks have confidently stopped and told us to turn our music off. I think 'why should I turn off my music?'
>'Just because white Scottish people enjoy nature one way, that doesn't mean black people have to enjoy it exactly the same way.
>Mr Adeyemi said: 'I think it's down to the colour of our skin. It's not that we're a big group, it's that we're black.
>'People see us and think 'they're going to be dropping litter'.
>'I don't know why that is. There might be this mentality that a bunch of black people coming together means they are going to cause trouble.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11230711/Founder-black-Scottish-hiking-team-slams-racist-white-ramblers-assume-group-litters.html
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Iran hints at deeper crackdown after woman's death in police custody triggers violent protests

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/23/iran-hijab-protest-violent-crackdown/
It has been a week since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who fell into a coma after being detained by Iran’s “morality police.” But the anti-government protests she inspired are still raging across Iran. Demonstrators, many of them women, are burning hijabs and fighting back against police; they are tearing down posters and setting fire to billboards of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s supreme leader.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/mahsa-amini-iran-crackdown-protests-woman-death-morality-police-rcna49100
he government has responded to demonstrations by blocking access to the internet and to the messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram — a tactic it has used in the past, such as during protests in November 2019. Amnesty International said at least 300 people were killed during the crackdown that followed that unrest.

Some have warned the crackdown on the ongoing demonstrations will likely intensify.

"I think they will impose a harsh crackdown once [President Ebrahim] Raisi is back from New York," said Ali Ansari, a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of St. Andrews, referring to the Iranian leader's trip this week to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Iranian authorities, however, said Amini died from a heart attack and called the incident “unfortunate.”

Police said Amini died on Sept. 16 after falling ill and slipping into a coma days earlier as she waited with other women held by the morality police, who enforce the Islamic Republic’s strict rules requiring women to cover their hair and wear loose-fitting clothes in public.
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