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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This is a link to Noted’s podcast about police dog handler Bruce Howat entitled The Policeman, His Dog and the Premonition. The part of the story that relates to the 1983 attack on Howat begins at 27m:38s.

    Please note that the audio contains disturbing details of the attack.

    "When I started that week of nightshift I had a horrible premonition… I said, ‘Something really bad’s going to happen this week Senior. I’ve just got a horrible gut feel something bad’s gonna happen.’ I can’t explain it."

    “That’s when I looked back down at him, because I was drifting towards the light, that’s the only way I can describe it… Then I remembered I hadn’t said goodbye to my girls and I thought, ‘I can’t do that to my daughters.’”

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Charles Krauthammer passed away today; the Washington Post carried a column from his friend and colleague George Will.

    Will’s column mentions Krauthammer’s 2007 column about the career of Rick Ankiel, an MLB pitcher who suddenly and unaccountably lost the ability to find the plate during the 2000 postseason.

    Wikipedia states:

    In game one [of the NLDS], Ankiel did not allow a run through the first two innings. His performance suddenly deteriorated in the third. He allowed four runs on two hits, four walks and throwing five wild pitches before being removed with two outs. Despite Ankiel facing eight batters and throwing 35 pitches, the Cardinals won the game. Ankiel shrugged off the event, joking that he was the first pitcher to throw five wild pitches in an inning since Bert Cunningham of the Players’ League in 1890.

    In his next start, Game Two of the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets, Ankiel was removed in the first inning after throwing 20 pitches, five of which went past catcher Eli Marrero (only two were official wild pitches, as no runners were on base for the others), and the first of which sailed over the head of Mets’ hitter Timo Perez. Ankiel appeared again in the seventh inning of Game Five facing four hitters, walking two and throwing two more wild pitches. The Cardinals lost the series four games to one.

    After a lengthy hiatus in the lower leagues, Ankiel eventually returned to the majors as a midfielder.

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  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    It just so happens that I know a little about Titan and went so far as to name my personal services company after it in a moment of levity. Unfortunately, the company had to be wound up following a series of events that have inspired and informed my participation in this discussion.

    The turning point in my own approach to the occult came in the aftermath of a dinner with an old friend and his fiancee, a young broadcaster who had taken a job with a large Californian internet company. Shortly after our catch-up dinner I was poisoned and assaulted by a mutual friend as we dined following our attendance at a lecture on human rights in London. I then had what I’ll describe here as an overpowering premonition of the fact and cause of my friend’s fiancee’s impending death.

    Not then believing such a thing to be a reliable guide to the future, I thought no more about it until I was sent a link to an article in the New Zealand Herald that described my friend’s fiancee’s sudden death. My friend’s fiancee had developed a rare form of cancer at age 29 and had died within a month of diagnosis. It might go without saying given the circumstances, but the premonition had been completely accurate.

    It’s something I’ll remember and regret for the rest of my life.

    Don’t get involved in the occult.

    I’m not in any way joking about the real cause of the injuries suffered by Charles Krauthammer and Christopher Reeve. While I understand that such a claim can only be met with scepticism, if not outright incredulity, the force I am trying to describe to you is completely malevolent.

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  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    I've been thinking about a similar kind of problem. But back to your thing - do you have any ideas as to what's causing the occultation?

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This is part of a Fox News interview with conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer that describes the 1972 accident that left him paralysed from the neck down.

    The Washington Post recently informed readers that Krauthammer has been diagnosed with cancer and is expected to pass away within the next few weeks. In a short note to readers, Krauthammer wrote:

    Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.

    I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

    May we all be able to say that we lived so well.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Former Spanish and Barcelona midfielder Xavi has noted the unusual circumstances around Real Madrid’s winning of the 2018 Champions League:

    Real Madrid had everything in their favour: injured [Bayern Munich] players like Neymar, Robben, Boateng [WH: and first choice goalkeeper Neuer], the referees, the most important player in Liverpool who they hurt, the Bayern and Liverpool goalies who messed up. It looks like witchcraft.

    The first goalkeeping error Xavi is referring to came from Bayern Munich’s Sven Ulreich in the second leg of the semi-final:

    The second and third errors came from Liverpool’s Loris Karius in the final:

    Don’t get involved in the occult.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This one goes to out to Lee from Huddersfield.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This is an episode from Disappearing World inspired by Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard’s sociological study Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande (1937). You can access a PDF version of the book here.

    Witchcraft is having a moment. Don’t get involved in the occult.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There's a lot…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    I had a friend who used to like to talk about the Kansas City shuffle. The thing you need to remember about this particular instance of the scam is that while Kansas City is in Missouri, Koch Industries is headquartered in Wichita. It’s a joke of a certain sort for a mark of a certain kind.

    http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/875321478849363968

    http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/865173176854204416

    http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/983662953894436864

    Don’t get involved in witchcraft or the occult.

    They’re not planning to keep it a secret forever.

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