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Ex-British Marine’s dog stabbed during Kabul evacuation

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Former British Royal Marine Paul “Pen” Farthing, the founder of a sanctuary for stray animals in Afghanistan who evacuated Kabul with 173 cats and dogs, has revealed that the Taliban fatally stabbed one of his pooches.

Farthing, 52, whose privately funded charter flight landed Sunday in London, told the Daily Mail that five cats died during the journey — and that one of his dogs was fatally stabbed during the drive through Taliban checkpoints to the Kabul airport.

“I think I’ve cried more in the last five or six days than I have since I was four years old. I’m just numb with it,” he told the outlet.

Farthing also recounted that he received a heartbreaking text when he arrived at the airport with his animals.

“It was from my mate Dave who ran a security company in Kabul. He got out literally two hours before me, but kept his compound and left his two pet dogs with the staff,” he told the outlet.

Ex-British Marine Pen Farthing, and his rescued dogs in Kabul.
Ex-British Marine Pen Farthing, and his rescued dogs in Kabul.
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Farthing was the founder of a sanctuary for stray animals in Kabul and attempted to fly all animals and workers before the deadline on August 30, 2021.
Farthing was the founder of a sanctuary for stray animals in Kabul and attempted to fly all animals and workers before the deadline on August 30, 2021.
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According to Farthing, while he was trying to evacuate, the Taliban took one of his dogs and stabbed them in broad daylight.
According to Farthing, while he was trying to evacuate, the Taliban took one of his dogs and stabbed them in broad daylight.
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“He texted, ‘The bastards just shot Brutus. They went round the compound, saw the dogs, dragged them into the open and shot them,’” added Farthing, who evacuated the war-torn capital last week after the British army helped him board the private plane.

The animal rescuer’s flight took place after earlier plans to evacuate with the staff of his Nowzad charity and then animals were thwarted by the suicide bombing outside the airport.

Farthing later flew to Norway to be reunited with his wife, Kaisa, 30, who fled from Afghanistan two weeks ago, according to the report.

Farthing's plans to leave Kabul were thwarted as two suicide bombers attacked the Kabul airport.
Farthing’s plans to leave Kabul were thwarted as two suicide bombers attacked the Kabul airport.
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A photo from Farthing's wife Kaisa showing an empty plane when thousands were stuck in the lines outside Kabul's airport.
A photo from Farthing’s wife Kaisa showing an empty plane when thousands were stuck in the lines outside Kabul’s airport.
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Farthing managed to charter a plane for this workers and animals, however he lost five cats and one dog getting to Kabul's airport.
Farthing managed to charter a plane for this workers and animals, however he lost five cats and one dog getting to Kabul’s airport.
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“The Afghan people were standing there with all their belongings in a line. There was one guy whose paperwork they didn’t like so they’re like, ‘Come on, out,” with an AK rifle in his back. I was just watching this guy trying to wave at his wife and kids as he was being dragged off at gunpoint,” he recounted.

“I think it’ll take a long time to ever get out of my head having to say goodbye to the two members of staff who drove the truck for me to get me into the airport along roads just lined with people,” Farthing continued.

‘There were thousands and thousands of them in makeshift camps waiting for their turn to try to get into the airport – women, children… And you should have seen the human misery in that hangar – the possessions people had left behind – photographs, hats, children’s toys,” he told the outlet.

Farthing was reunited with his wife, Kaisa at their home in Norway after she left Afghanistan weeks prior.
Farthing was reunited with his wife, Kaisa at their home in Norway after she left Afghanistan weeks prior.
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‘I was sitting amongst all that when someone tweeted about my foul-mouthed rant [to Defense Minister Ben Wallace’s special adviser Peter Quentin],” Farthing said.

Farthing had reportedly told Quentin that he would “f—- destroy you” over the UK’s handling of the evacuation from Kabul.

“I don’t even remember making it. I totally forgot about it until somebody sent me a tweet that said, ‘Pen Farthing’s explosive rant…’ I thought, ‘What the hell are they going on about?’” he said.

“It was a heat-of-the-moment thing. We needed paperwork for our staff and their families to be able to go to the airport. Peter Quentin had told me six days before the staff had been approved to leave the country but, for whatever reason, they wouldn’t give me the paperwork,” Farthing continued.

“You can imagine as the window between where we were and when the Americans were pulling out got smaller and smaller I was getting pretty stressed,” he said, adding that he has apologized for the language he used.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
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There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
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He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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