"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -- Harry S. Truman

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Following the Chilling Trail of the Gilgo Beach Murders libraryhist Sat, 12/09/2023 - 16:29

 According to police, the Gilgo Beach murders are one of Long Island's most significant criminal investigations. A search begins for Shannon Gilbert, a missing sex worker, leading to a grim discovery – 10 bodies found on a beach along the south coast of the island. The discovery comes nearly 13 years after the initial victim was found. Recently a suspect has been arrested in connection with the case. Rex Heuerman, a 59-year-old New York City architect and married father of two, has been charged with the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Costello.

The Typhoon-class ballistic missile submarines stand as iconic symbols of Cold War military power, leaving an indelible mark that few submarines of their era can match.


As the largest submarines ever built, Typhoons played a key role in significantly increasing the capabilities of Soviet submarines in the early 1980s.


Beyond their enormous size and firepower, these formidable ships had a profound economic and political impact for the Soviet Union.


European Union policymakers have agreed on a broad new set of rules to govern artificial intelligence.

The EU agreement represents one of the world’s first comprehensive initiatives to control the use of the rapidly expanding technology with far-reaching social and economic repercussions.

Playpen sofas of the 1970s were a unique and innovative furniture design that reflected the cultural and design trends of that era.


These sofas were characterized by their modular and versatile nature, often consisting of separate seating units that could be rearranged to create different seating arrangements. The earliest use of the word "playpen" as cited in the Oxford English Dictionary was in 1902.


Belgium announced an "entry ban" on Jewish settlers who attack Palestinians in the West Bank. The move comes after the U.S. took a similar stance against Jewish settlers in the West Bank. The Belgian Prime Minister said the govt will work with the U.S. on travel sanctions against Israeli settlers .

The Ukrainian government on Thursday requested emergency assistance from Poland, Romania, and Slovakia as freezing temperatures caused a shortage of power in the electrical grid, the state utility Ukrenergo has said.

Demand for electricity grew higher than what the Ukrenergo grid could support as snow fell in Kiev and the thermometers dropped to -4 Celsius (25 Fahrenheit). The company said it would import power from Ukraine’s neighbors.

The bonds of European countries are among the most overbought following the global rally in fixed income, and are therefore most susceptible to a correction.

Yields have fallen almost everywhere since October. Oversold conditions led to a reversal in the bond selloff, further galvanized by central bankers from the Federal Reserve to the ECB tempering their hawkishness based on their view that inflation is probably back under control.

Burdensome permitting processes and the need for extra grid connections and power capacity are slowing down the installation of EV charging stations across Europe, threatening the EU’s ambition to rely on transport electrification as a pillar of its net-zero target.  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israeli forces have surrounded the home of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Wednesday.


Netanyahu clarified that the IDF did not expect to find Sinwar in the complex, but said it was "only a matter of time" before the terrorist leader was found.


"Two brief updates: Last night I said that our forces could reach anywhere in the Gaza Strip. Now they are surrounding Sinwar's house. So his house is not his fortress, and he can flee, but before we arrive “It is only a matter of time before he does,” Netanyahu said.

The US and Sweden have signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) that will grant the US military access to bases across the Nordic country as Stockholm has abandoned its centuries-old policy of neutrality.