Video shows explosion at border agent’s gender-reveal party that sparked Arizona wildfire

It never ceases to amaze me how stupid human beings are:

The Sawmill Fire is shown erupting from an exploding target — with blue smoke curling off the fire’s fringes — in a video just obtained by the Arizona Daily Star.

The 49-second video clearly shows the fire starting in yellow grassland near a stand of mesquite trees from the exploding target on state land in the Santa Rita Mountain foothills on April 23, 2017. Towards the end of the video, a male voice is heard saying “Start packing up!” twice.

Border Patrol Agent Dennis Dickey, who has admitted starting the fire with an explosive target, ignited the blaze during a gender reveal party that was held to show the gender of his wife’s expected baby, his attorney Sean Chapman told the Star in September. Since gender reveal parties typically use blue smoke to announce a male baby and pink smoke to announce a girl, Dickey’s wife presumably was expecting a boy.

Dickey agreed to pay $220,000 in restitution after he pleaded guilty Sept. 27 in federal court to a misdemeanor charge of causing a fire without a permit.

Such a Cruel, Awful Man

That body language when he crosses his arms…. He wants his stupid wall and will stop at nothing to get it. He’s gassing women and children for leverage. It’s the democrats fault they are being gassed. I’ll stop gassing them if I get the money is the gist. He’s a disgrace and simply monstrous.

Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says

I don’t think any of us are going to get a good night’s sleep until Trump has been deposed. Until then it’s just a never ending breaking news cycle:

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, the special counsel’s office said in a court filing late on Monday.

Prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said Mr. Manafort’s “crimes and lies” about “a variety of subject matters” relieve them of all promises they made to him in the plea agreement. But under the terms of the agreement, Mr. Manafort cannot withdraw his guilty plea.

Defense lawyers disagreed that Mr. Manafort has violated the deal. In the same filing, they said that Mr. Manafort has met repeatedly with the special counsel’s office and “believes he has provided truthful information.”

Police face off with Sentinelese tribe as they struggle to recover slain missionary’s body

I hate missionaries with a passion. I can’t even fathom the level of narcissism it takes to go to a different country to “educate” the native peoples. But this idiot really takes the cake. The tribe he was attempting proselytize has no immunity against any of his germs and he could have killed them all. In fact, we can’t even be sure they aren’t infected already.

Indian officers had a nervous long-distance face-off with the tribe who killed an American missionary, in their latest bid to locate his body on a remote island, police said.

The police team, who took a boat just off Indian-owned North Sentinel island on Saturday, spotted men from the Sentinelese tribe on the beach where John Allen Chau was last seen, the region’s police chief Dependra Pathak told AFP.

Using binoculars, officers — in a police boat about 400 metres from the shore — saw the men armed with bows and arrows, the weapons reportedly used by the isolated tribe to kill Mr Chau as he shouted Christian phrases at them.

“They stared at us and we were looking at them,” Mr Pathak said. The boat withdrew to avoid any chance of a confrontation.

Police are taking painstaking efforts to avoid any disruption to the Sentinelese — a pre-neolithic tribe whose island is off-limits to outsiders — as they seek Chau’s body.