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Iran’s health ministry said Monday a total of 84 people have died and nearly 1,000 been poisoned from consuming bootleg alcohol over the past six weeks, ISNA news agency reported.

Despite tough penalties against alcohol consumption since the Islamic revolution of 1979, the use of smuggled or bootleg liquor remains widespread.

Multiple cases of poisoning by a deadly batch of moonshine were first reported in late September and have spread across the country.

Iraj Harirchi, spokesman for the health ministry, said 959 people had been treated for poisoning, describing the wave of cases as “very unusual”, according to the semi-official agency ISNA.

As well as 84 deaths, 305 have been treated for kidney damage and 27 suffered eye damage, he added.

Harirchi said the main cause was the use of toxic methanol in place of the ethanol found in properly distilled spirits.

“Some have been arrested in this regard and people should know that even alcohol packed and sealed in foreign packages can easily be fake,” Harirchi said.

The most poisoning cases were reported in Alborz province north of Tehran and Hormozgan on the south coast.

Only members of state-recognized religious minorities have the right to produce or purchase alcoholic drinks in Iran.

Those who break Iran’s alcohol laws can be fined, lashed or jailed, but bootleg liquor is widely available through illegal dealers.

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1. US Security from mikenova (86 sites): Test Feed Using Fields: Marine Corps Wants a Piece of the Army’s Deadly New Sniper Rifle

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Whether the Marines and Air Force actually get their hands on the new sniper system depends entirely on the Army.

Should the Corps end up adopting the CSASS, it’s unclear where exactly the sniper system will fit in a platoon’s arsenal.

The Marine Corps may finally adopt a new sniper rifle through a stroke of luck: Army officials, continuing to develop their own brand-new sniper rifle, told Task & Purpose that both the Marines and Air Force “are committed” to purchasing the weapon once the Army signs off on the improved system.

(This first appeared several months ago.)

Despite the budget turmoil currently rankling lawmakers and Department of Defense planners, the Army is moving ahead with the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS), PEO Soldier spokeswoman Debi Dawson confirmed to Task & Purpose on Jan. 24, adding that “all [CSASS’s] sniper performance requirements and capabilities are still valid.” (Marine Corps Systems Command did not immediately respond to request for comment.)

The CSASS program was established in 2015 to field a replacement for the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System. In August 2016, Heckler & Koch ended the Army’s search, winning a $44.5 million contract for a lightweight version of its 7.62 mm G28E sniper rifle with a baffle-less OSS suppressor.

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1. US Security from mikenova (86 sites): Washington Free Beacon: New Jersey Newspaper Endorses ‘Awful’ Menendez: ‘He’s No Gem’ but He’ll Check Trump

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New Jersey’s largest newspaper offered what could hardly be considered a ringing endorsement for Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) on Sunday, calling him “awful,” corrupt and narcissistic in an editorial, but still preferable to his Republican challenger.

In spite of his corruption case regarding a friendship with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen that resulted in a mistrial, the Star-Ledger editorial board urged readers to “choke down their reluctance and vote for Menendez” because GOP candidate Bob Hugin was no better and would not provide a check on President Donald Trump.

“The question is which candidate can best fight Trump’s toxic policies, his grotesque appeals to racial and ethnic tribalism, and his corrosive attacks on the pillars of our democracy, starting with the rule of law,” the board wrote. “That makes this an easy decision: Menendez is the better choice, by far. He has our endorsement.”

It called the race a battle between “two awful candidates whose most convincing argument is that the other guy is unfit to serve.”

The Star-Ledger ripped Hugin for being unclear on some of his views, his background in the pharmaceutical industry, and being a supporter of Trump’s. It praised Menendez for his role in drafting the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, as well as his stances on climate change and immigration reform.

Nevertheless, the board was unforgiving in its assessment of Menendez’s conduct with Melgen and called it an “act of profound narcissism” that he stayed in the race for re-election.

“Before he was caught in 2015, Sen. Robert Menendez broke Senate rules by routinely accepting expensive gifts, including private jets to luxury resorts abroad,” the board wrote. “He kept those gifts secret, breaking another rule. He then used his office to promote the personal and business interests of the man who paid the bills. All that was the unanimous conclusion of the Senate ethics committee, including all its Democrats.”

“It’s a miracle that Menendez escaped criminal conviction, and an act of profound narcissism that he stayed in the race despite this baggage, putting a Democratic seat at risk while Donald Trump sits in the White House,” it added.

The board also expressed annoyance that top New Jersey Democrats like Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) and Gov. Phil Murphy offered their support to Menendez when another Democrat could have been nominated and perhaps had an easier path to victory.

The non-partisan Cook Political Report moved the race to a “toss-up” last week. Menendez has never trailed in any polls but Hugin is nipping at his heels in a race Democrats cannot lose if they want to win back the U.S. Senate majority.

“It’s a disgrace that Democratic leaders like Sen. Cory Booker and Gov. Phil Murphy rallied to support Menendez early on, when a stronger candidate could have beaten him in a primary. This race is a rated as a tossup now, in a year when a generic Democrat could win in a walk,” the board wrote.

Their conclusion? Hold your nose and pull the lever for the Democrat.

“Our hope is that voters remember that Trump is on the ballot, that they choke down their reluctance and vote for Menendez. He’s no gem, but he’s better than Hugin.” 

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