A body alleged to belong to Missouri resistance leader Frank Ancona was found in the Big River1 by fishermen according to local press reports. St. Francois County Prosecutor Jarrod Mahurin has filed charges against Ancona's wife and stepson accusing them of murdering the patriarch.
The actual proper name of the body of water and not a euphamism for the legitimately large Missouri or Mississippi Rivers. ↩
A minority group of Facebook shareholders are organizing an effort to replace socialist Mark Zuckerberg (WOT:nonperson) as Chairman of the board at the firm. The coup organized by "consumer watchdog" SumOfUs claims that an "independent" chair would:
"oversee the executives of the company, improve corporate governance, and set a more accountable, pro-shareholder agenda."
SumOfUs describes itself as an organization:
"Fighting for people over profits"
Which raises the serious question of what they imagine a "pro-shareholder" agenda to be.
This goes to show that even a sworn friend of socialism like Mark Zuckerberg who presides over one of their favorite cesspools is in reality far less protected from the activists than those who deny the leftists their support, sympathy, and proximity. This coup seems unlikely to forcefully unseat Zuckerberg from the Facebook chairmanship unless he chooses to step down, but it highlights the fact that when dealing with leftists, you can not possibly pay your enemy enough to love you. So long as you have and they have not, you will always be their enemy.
As mentioned in Shinohai's latest shitcoin Roundup, a few single language Chinese miners have taken to expressing an unjustified degree of loyalty to yet another doomed anti-Bitcoin forking effort. In the same week the fork effort's defective client unintentionally fell out of consensus due to its inherent slop, Andrew Quentson (WOT:nonperson) published a purported "cosmetically corrected" interview with Jiang Zhuoer (WOT:nonperson) where among other things Zhuoer confesses to "SPV mining" while asserting to have 100 million dollars1 committed to destroying any actual Bitcoin network which remains after splitting his favored altcoin from Bitcoin.
As the story of the Dicamba Disaster in the United States begins finally reaching mainstream media outlets, the St Louis Post Dispatch brings us news that Dicamba Drift has threatened Missouri's largest peach orchard (archived). Two hundred and fifty acres of the orchard's peach trees are already irreparably harmed and as the damage continues to show that number could double by next spring as the injury progresses.1
Dicamba has been around since 1942. Until this year it had largely survived in its humble role as that thing you add as a tiny fraction of a percent to your tank mix as a little kicker to beat back broadleaf weeds. What it did, what it didn't do, and why it stayed that tiny fraction were established. Why it stayed the tiny fraction is that dicamba is volatile and the dicamba that doesn't get absorbed and bound will vaporize and spread.
The ascendancy of Roundup Ready in the 1990's inspired much panic. "Genetic modifications AND a super herbicide?" Glyphosate however turned out to be a kitten with the surfactants mixed with it carrying a greater hazard to fauna than the herbicide itself, flora was still fucked though.2
Monsanto opened a pandora's box with their latest offering, because when you offer desperate farmers soybeans that won't suffer any losses with two herbicides those farmers are getting as much mileage out of those two herbicides as they can. Bad behavior becomes mandatory, because fuck that other family's peach orchard which took a generation to grow. Also no one cares about the other stands of mature trees yellowing, defoliating, and in clear decline.3
It would likely have not made things much better even if Monsanto released their "less volatile" dicamba with the seeds4 so long as other people were selling classic Dicamba preparations for less. The competition between agriculture and chemistry is leaning decidedly in chemistry's favor with crops outside of the limited Monsanto supplied corns and alt-corns becoming environmentally impracticable. US agriculture at this point appears to on track to become a fiefdom of tort law in the same way US medicine is by this time next year. This is the story of your loss and imazapyr resistant crops can't come soon enough (archived).
And even in the absence of further dicamba applications nearby it will continue to progress. ↩
But only if the glyphosate solution actually made contact with foliage. ↩
This phenomena is pointedly NOT limited to the portions of the Ozarks that US based media is suggesting it to be. ↩
It seems likely they anticipated the destruction and didn't want their preparation taking the blame. ↩
Agent of oppresion Preet Bharara handed out indictments to 6 Honduran policemen on Wednesday. These officers are not of Preet's District in Manhattan or even the United States. The officers allegedly conspired to smuggle cocaine between points that are not in the United States, though Preet assures the destination was the United States and not one of the other countries that likes cocaine too.1Undercover officers fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Mexican narcotics wholesalers offered the officers a million United States dollars in bribes to "ensure the safe passage of tons of cocaine through the jungles of Honduras" Bharara said. The officers allegedly operated the smuggling ring over a ten year period. Last month Fabio Porfirio Lobo, the son of a former Honduran president, plead guilty to some charges and introduced the accused officers to the fake merchants. Sorry for your laws Mister World Police.
Voters in Airstrip One seized their opportunity with the Brexit ballot to leave the European Union. Fiat markets around the world are thrashing in the throw own blood upon news that fat Brits may soon no longer have to compete with more capable immigrants for jobs. Ingsoc Prevails!
A man the FBI claims has possible leanings towards supporting Islamist causes shot up the gay bar "Pulse" in Orlando, Florida during the early hours of the morning (archived). An off duty police officer working security at the club reportedly exchanged gunfire with the man before a hostage situation developed. Police eventually conducted a "controlled explosion" before shooting the man dead. A variety of media sources are consistently reporting 20 deaths and 42 injuriesUPDATE1: 50 deaths and 53 injuries in the event though no distinction has yet been made between casualties inflicted by the suspect and those taken by law enforcement in the crossfire.
Back in December of 2015 aspiring martyrs Syed Farook (WOT:nonperson) and Tashfeen Malik (WOT:nonperson) killed 14 and injured 22 at a facility that provides services for the developementally disabled in San Bernadino before getting themselves killed during their failed getaway. The San Bernadino event lead to the FBI and Apple circlejerking around an iPhone.
It is too early to tell what "rights" this latest media hysteria is going to push for taking away, but the likelyhood of Hussein Bahamas making at least one last big push to take your Guns, your God, and your Freedom is not out of the picture. Another likely side effect of this following so close in time to the San Bernadino attack and similar attacks in Europe is Autistic teen and twenty something white males losing the "most feared demographic in America" title acquired over two decades of school, mall, and theater shootings. Sorry for your loss.
A group calling itself PhishMe issued a report stating that 93% phishing emails now include ransomware in place of, or in addition to other payloads. News on the ransomware industry typically come in isolation due to the newness and novelty attached to the subject, but it isn't so new anymore. This news also shows that it isn't particularly novel either any more with Phishers overwhelmingly favoring it due to the income potential it presents. Sorry for your loss.
Microsoft is raising the alarm on the latest threat it opened its customers to: Zcryptor, a new ransomware product with self propagation features. Zcryptor is capable of deploying itself to shared network drives and portable storage devices accessible from an infected machine. Zcryptor also allows infected machines to be used as part of a DDoS gang for additional monetization opportunities. Once again ransomware seems to be leading other accessory industries surrounding Bitcoin in product improvement.