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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Boy, 14, brutally executed on his doorstep in Chicago is sixth teenager shot since Friday
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] Witnesses say two gunmen shot and killed a 14-year-old Chicago boy Friday night as he stood on his porch, and then left him to die in the front hallway of his own home, authorities said.

The shooting came just hours after a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in a separate attack.

The death marks the sixth shooting of a teenager since Friday.
Posted by: Fred || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top||

#1  Gunless Chicago.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/14/2013 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  RIGHT, guns are Banned.
SO Nobody has them except the Lawless,. No fighting Back,
Just take it.

(Stupid Ideas never saved anyone, Condemmned a lot though.

NO guns equals , Helpless.).
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 0:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Meanwhile, someone might ask Mr. Morgan what the gun crime rate was in Switzerland last year.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/14/2013 8:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Strangely, global warming and the soon-coming ecological Armageddon is caused by "man". The urban carnage described herein is caused by a small, hand-held device.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 9:16 Comments || Top||

#5  or Israel...which is on par w/the Swiss for having a heavily armed yet overall very safe (paleo nonsense not withstanding) society.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 01/14/2013 9:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Rev. Jesse Jackson was interviewed on Fox. He's suggesting that firearm related crime should become a 'Department of Homeland Security' issue and manufacturers be held accountable. I think I see where this is rapidly going.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 9:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Jesse jackson's an ass, and publicly, he won't last long.

Claiming "Religious Leader" Is too like the Islamics, itll bite him in Yhe ass before too long.

Even "Great Black Religious Leader" Pales in time.

And it's time.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Watched the video, at the link, he's got a nice sticker in his Gun cabinet "Fight Crime, SHOOT BACK".

If you don't share the views, you're a loon.

And I don't want to know you.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Sorry, the link is the word "Switzerland".
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:44 Comments || Top||

#10  There was a time in the late '60s when I lived in Illinois and Jesse actually talked sense about black problems.

Oh well, we all age, some of us more gracefully.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/14/2013 12:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Little-reported fact about last year's record in Chicago -- only 16% of them were passed along to prosecutors. Another 9% were flagged as "solved" but without enough information to prosecute due to lack of evidence, witnesses, etc.

The remaining 75% were unsolved.

I'd say "they're not even trying", but I think the average cop *IS*, they're just not allowed to actually accomplish anything. Then there's that "snitches get stitches" culture...
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/14/2013 13:29 Comments || Top||

#12  So when is Mr. Obama flying out for the funeral?

Or Mr. Biden?
Posted by: Pappy || 01/14/2013 21:45 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Prayers for Sarah Decareux family and friends, Scott AFB, IL
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 16:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
KY sherrif to Feds: You are never going to pull guns out of Jackson County
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 10:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top||

#1  Dammit, he's IGHT, the Sherrif's the BOSS, and NO State , or Feds can't do shit about it. (Legaly)

I LIKE this man.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Right, dammit.

Sorry, partial blindness.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Hussein's Regime/Party orders 400,000,000 (400 Million) hollow point bullets for it's SS core (aka Security Services) and tells (300 million) Americans to surrender thier weapons.
Posted by: wr || 01/14/2013 13:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Sadly, Jackson County is a little farther away from me than I wanted for my retreat. Still, bears looking at...
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/14/2013 13:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Word is 1.2 billion in Fed ammo... but who's countin'?
Posted by: Woodrow Barnsmell4369 || 01/14/2013 13:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Difficult to buy a low mileage Nash anymore as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 14:23 Comments || Top||

#7  600,000,000 more rounds ordered recently bringing the total to 1.8 billion that have been confirmed. Who knows how many have been stocked under the table. Hollow point rounds are not for training. In fact does anyone else find it disturbing that our military cannot use hollow points in war but our policing forces specifically use them at home against the people? I saw a road sign by my house where new power lines are being installed. It read "rough road ahead." I could only chuckle to myself at the appropriateness.
Posted by: Lowspark || 01/14/2013 14:53 Comments || Top||

#8  The feds do use hollowpoints for training because they don't give a rip about cost.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/14/2013 15:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Many GWCC Perts are arguing that the Sun per se + Solar histoire' on Earth is a-okay, while the Washington Polcritters refuse to confirm or deny anything as per OWG + OWG NAU in 2015.

THE BURDEN, THEN, IS EFFECTIVELY ON THE US MAINSTREAM + POKEY CONSPIRACY THEORISTS TO DISCOVER WHAT KIND OF MIGHTY DISASTER(S) OR MAJOR EVENT(S) THE GOVT IS PURCHASING ALL THIS AMMO + EMERGENCY WARES, ETC. FOR BUT REFUSE TO TELL US.

You know - Political-Electoral Leadership + Representative Democracy.

Because ya know good Leadership = keeping the People-Voters perenially guessing.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/14/2013 20:03 Comments || Top||


Piers Morgan brings worst ratings to CNN prime time slot in 21 years
[TELEGRAPH.CO.UK] Piers Morgan's US talk show on CNN is facing an embarrassing climb-down after viewing figures dropped to the worst levels the network has seen in at least 21 years.
"Hey, Ted! I gotta really great idea to boost ratings! Let's hire a dork for our prime time slot!"
"Whoa! Good idea! Maybe we could get somebody like Piers Morgan?"
Posted by: Fred || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top||

#1  Considering he is the worst host in 21 years...

Ya almost would think there is a correlation.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/14/2013 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  So, in the market place of ideas, it seems the product is not selling very well. Rational creatures might take action to alter the situation, but then again, we're dealing with CNN.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/14/2013 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Piers Morgan ¬"Rally¬" Attended by Four People
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/14/2013 9:01 Comments || Top||

#4  interesting...I figured this twat would've gotten some sort of big bump this past month from vulturing anti-gun nonsense in the Newtown aftermath and his dustup w/A.Jones. We already have enough un-informed voters getting talking points from sanctimonious douchebag low-info American commentators, I don't think we need anymore of the same from some obtuse foreigner.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 01/14/2013 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Piers Morgan "Rally" Attended by Four People

Fitting, very fitting.

Poor showing, poor ratungs.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe him and Sandra Fluke should get together - they might draw an even dozen.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/14/2013 14:05 Comments || Top||

#7  @Broadhead - I'm fairly confident that the reason he did make all the gun control fuss was to try to increase his ratings. I find it highly amusing that although he got some press out of it the ratings never materialized.
Posted by: warthogswife || 01/14/2013 15:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Being virulent anti-2nd Amendment in the U.S.A. is a losing issue--Thank God.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/14/2013 18:37 Comments || Top||


Tap-dancing woman from Brooklyn, 23, is crowned Miss America
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK]
Posted by: Fred || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top||


4 Women Strip, Protest Vatican Gay Marriage Stance
[HOSTED.AP.ORG] Four women have gone topless in St. Peter's Square to protest the Vatican's opposition to gay marriage.

Police quickly took the women away Sunday, and the pope appeared not to have been disturbed as he delivered his traditional prayer from his studio window overlooking the piazza.

On their bare backs, the women had painted slogans "In Gay We Trust," and "Shut Up." One of them, Inna Shevchenko, said: "Today we are here to protest against homophobia."

The small demonstration coincided with a march in Gay Paree that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to protest the French president's plan to legalize gay marriage and let gay couples adopt children.

French Catholic bishops and other religious leaders have strongly opposed the proposal, and the Vatican has backed them.
Posted by: Fred || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top||

#1  The Pope HAS to be the Biggest Hypocrite in History.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  >"Shut Up."

Shows their tolerance of differing opinion.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/14/2013 4:56 Comments || Top||

#3  One of them, Inna Shevchenko....,

...who took personal leave and marched traveled at her own expense as secretary of the sisterhood of Gaye Russian Brides Local 1268.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 5:29 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm not catholic but the older I get the more I appreciate them. The pope is trying to hold a line while a lot of other denominations are backing down, or "liberalizing". My hat's off to him.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 01/14/2013 11:34 Comments || Top||

#5  I gave up on Christians when I heard the "Leaders" Convened and MADE the dates for Easter, Christmas and all other Holy Days, according to a Convention, NOT according to the real dates.

In plain words, "Invented Them".

It's NOT the "Correct" Dates, then it's not real
Just "Invented" an I want none of it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Redneck Jim: You might have a reason to complain about the absence of a firm date for Christmas in the Gospels.

The date of the Last Supper, however, is set _in the Gospels_ as happening during Passover, thus setting the date of Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday permanently in relation to Passover; Easter will always be the third day after Passover. No council, Catholic or Protestant, decided that. It's in the book.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/14/2013 17:43 Comments || Top||

#7  I am stunned that an undiscovered anthropoid explained that so well.

It's just like that RJ, Christmas is uncertan (I think it was on July 4th) but Easter is kinda set in stone from way, way, way the hell back and it has to do with Juices and their angry, angry gawd.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/14/2013 18:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Dec. 25th (or Jan 6th in the old Julian calendar) was derived via a belief that Jesus was conceived on the same day of the year as the day on which he would later be crucified.

Such a belief is consonant with a Talmudic tradition that asserts the same thing about the Patriarchs of the Old Testament. It places Jesus as the culmination of the Patriarchs, again consonant with the earliest Church traditions.

At least some of the local churches, particularly those in north Africa near to Israel, appear to have held that to be the day of Jesus' birth from very early times. It wasn't made up arbitrarily, but was seen as exhibiting a deep symbolic and spiritual truth, not only about Jesus as fulfillment of OT promises but also in the context of the Church's annual calendar - the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentacost etc. following one another in progression and offering a sequence of focus for reflection, celebration and self-examination.
Posted by: lotp || 01/14/2013 19:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Dec. 25th

Personally, I care more about the reason for the season, than the calendar date. My Christmas cactus blooms the 1st week in January (I think it's Russian Orthodox)

Posted by: SteveS || 01/14/2013 23:27 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Kuwaiti Opposition Rallies for Dissolving Parliament
[An Nahar] Hundreds of Kuwait opposition supporters demonstrated on Sunday to demand the dissolution of the parliament elected last month in general polls boycotted by almost all political groups, witnesses said.

Carrying orange flags, protesters marched on the streets of Sabah al-Nasser, a predominantly tribal area just southwest of Kuwait City, and also rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud demanding political reforms.

The rally ended peacefully and police did not interfere. Last week, riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades and placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
over 70 activists while dispersing a similar protest.

"This is a parliament of shame," said leading opposition figure and former MP Mussallam al-Barrak who led the evening protest. Several former opposition MPs also took part.

Protesters also raised banners calling for an elected government.

The opposition has been staging demonstrations in protest against a government amendment to the key electoral law which it says allows the government to impact the outcome of an election.

But the authorities went ahead and held an election on December 1 which was boycotted by Islamist, nationalist and liberal opposition groups and which resulted in a predominantly pro-government parliament.
Posted by: Fred || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top||


Britain
BBC bunker: News studios built in bomb proof room to protect it from suicide attacks
A BBC source told The Sunday Express: 'It's directly underneath so if a suicide bomber came in the front door they would be right over it. We've been assured it's bomb proof.'

The BBC refused to comment on the claim however, saying: 'We never discuss security issues.'

The news room, described as one of the largest in the world, will go live in March, broadcasting the BBC's three main daily bulletins at 1pm, 6pm and 10pm. The bulletins will undergo a makeover but the source said the changes will be subtle.

Posted by: tipper || 01/14/2013 02:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top||

#1  I thought it was so no one would hear Jimmy Savile's victims.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 01/14/2013 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Sooner or later their captive audience will want to offer some constructive criticism.
Posted by: Grunter || 01/14/2013 8:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Bunkers often become tombs, literally and/or figuratively speaking.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/14/2013 22:25 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
'Red October' cyber-attack found by Russian researchers
A major cyber-attack that may have been stealing confidential documents since 2007 has been discovered by Russian researchers.

Kaspersky Labs told the BBC the malware targeted government institutions such as embassies, nuclear research centres and oil and gas institutes.

It was designed to steal encrypted files - and was even able to recover files that had been deleted.
More at Wired...
Posted by: tipper || 01/14/2013 11:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top||

#1  [SEAN, SAM, + SUBMARINE BOYZ SINGING SOVIET NATIONAL ANTHEM here].
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/14/2013 19:18 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Even Goldman Says China Is Cooking The Books
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/14/2013 16:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top||

#1  Matthew 7:5
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/14/2013 17:28 Comments || Top||

#2  If anyone should know about cooked books it is Goldman.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/14/2013 18:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Iff China hopes to one day become the World #1, China must decide between staying Commie or moving towards Euro-style Democratic Socialism, as opposed to "Liberal Communism".

SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/14/2013 19:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Probably better than printing a T platinum coin.
Posted by: tipper || 01/14/2013 20:37 Comments || Top||


The Unforeseen Social Effects of China¬'s One-Child Policy
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/14/2013 16:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top||

#1  That and Chinese prefer having a male for various reasons leads to 20 million+ men that there will not be women for.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/14/2013 16:39 Comments || Top||

#2  That and Chinese prefer having a male for various reasons leads to 20 million+ men that there will not be women for.

This kind of thing has been the case for most of Chinese history, until the abolition of polygamy in the 40's. It was apparently legal in Hong Kong until 1971. Female infanticide was also widely practiced there since antiquity, way before the imposition of the one-child rule in the late 1970's, on the principle that sons supported their parents, whereas daughters became stoop labor for someone else. That surprised me, given the Chinese practice of the bride price, where the groom has to hand over a significant sum of money to the bride's family. It's possible that the bride price was a direct result of relative scarcity of women created by the Chinese tradition of female infanticide as well as polygamy.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/14/2013 18:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Yuuuppp.

'TIS AN ASIA-WIDE PROBLEM, NOT JUST CHINA.

Soviet or Chinese, as a general rule Commie Govt. housing gave priority to Married Veterans-Couples or Families [Kiddies andor Grandparents], NOT BACHELORS = SINGLE UNMARRIED MEN.

Even iff one presumes that these 20.0Milyuhn Males all have university or post-graduate degrees, many contemporary Russian + Chinese comapnies would still give priority or preference to Married Men, espec for those on the track for Supvy, Management or Board positions.

"20.0 Milyuhn" = way more Candidates for employment than needed in Industry, so many will be forced to look for work + love overseas in non-Chinese or non-Asian countries. IT WILL BE A LONG STRUGGLE FOR CHINA + ASIA, AS THE SOCIETIES IN MANY OF THESE FOREIGN COUNTRIES PREFER TO SEE THEIR DAUGHTERS OR FEMALES MARRIED OFF TO MALES OF SIMILAR CLASS, ETHNICITY, RELIGION OR CULTURE.

The historical alternative is for China to intentionally or covertly kill off these excess males in War(s) - "20.0 Milyuhn" or so is a lot of Soldats to correctly send off to NE Asia or East Asia War agz the US + Japan. IT SUPPORTS WHY CHINA IS WILLING TO ACCEPT PROHIBITIVE CASUALTIES AMONG ITS PLA FORCES IN ANY ATTACK ON TAIWAN.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/14/2013 19:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Like Joe says, it's nothing a good thermonuclear war can't straighten out. Try not to stand downwind.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/14/2013 21:36 Comments || Top||


Smog in China Pegs Polution Meters - At least 2,400% above safe levels
The pollution figures at the moment are staggering.

Pollution is measured in the amount of small particulates in the atmosphere.

According to the Beijing authorities, measurements show the air containing more than 700 micrograms per cubic meter in many parts of the city over the weekend.

To put that into context, the World Health Organization considers it safe to only have as much just 25 micrograms per cubic meter.

There has been some controversy recently over whether the local readings were accurate or if officials were trying to understate the problem by giving lower readings.
You see, they're only saying that it's 700 mcg per cubic meter when it's really 7000...
Last year, U.S. diplomatic missions in China were giving their own air quality readings, and they were very different from the official Chinese accounts.

In response, China announced it was illegal for foreign embassies to issues their own readings.

But the U.S. has said it would continue tweeting air pollution levels in China, as they were helpful for US nationals living and traveling abroad.

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted over the weekend that its hourly readings were "beyond index."

The highest number it got on its data was the equivalent of a massive 886 micrograms per cubic meter.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 01/14/2013 11:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top||

#1  This is the same China that Greenies like Tim Flannery, Al Gore, George Moonbat, et. al. think are so far ahead of us in fighting "climate change" right?


"China announced it was illegal for foreign embassies to issues their own readings.


Oh look, something else for Tom Friedman to admire.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/14/2013 12:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey, I have an idea! Send John Kerry over there and ask 'em to stop it! Yeah, that'll work. Send Al Gore too and tell the Chinese they can keep him.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 01/14/2013 13:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe there's an old Spanish gunship we can send them in... is the name San Pablo available?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/14/2013 17:51 Comments || Top||


Economy
GOP: Obama's adds $4 billion to the national debt every day
h/t instapundit
...Rather than cutting wasteful spending, the federal government added $4 billion each day to our gross national debt. This path is not sustainable. I support a more limited government that focuses on fulfilling its core duties and responsibilities. Only then can we identify the national priorities worthy of taxpayer funding.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/14/2013 15:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top||

#1  Won't happen now. Too much "free" stuff given out via entitlements that too many people depend upon now.

Will happen until nation broke and we are (further) reduced to serfs to our government masters.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/14/2013 16:00 Comments || Top||

#2  IMO US Debt could roughly rise to as high or near US$25.0Trilyuhn by EOY 2013, espec iff war between the US + Iran, China occurs this summer.
US Debt could reach par or under US$25.0Trilyuhn just on current spending rates - depending on how serious + protractive a US-involved NE Asia mil conflict is, US Debt can easily rise to US$40-50.0Trilyuhn by EOY 2013 just for trying to avoid a Limited or Full-scale Nuclear War in NE Asia or East Asia.

The Euros are complaining to + about Obama, in part, because the steady rise in US Debt levels or ceilings makes it harder for already debt-ridden Euro Govts-Banks to borrow from themselves increasingly debt-ridden, cautious or discretionary US Banks = Fed Reserve - THE TRADITIONAL ENDOWMENT OR ADVANTAGE OF BORROWING FROM A US FED, BANKS WID LOWER DEBT BURDEN THAN EURO-STATES, BANKS IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING.

All thats left is for the debt-ridden US + Euros to borrow from US RIVAL, "POST-US" WORLD #1 WANNABE RISING CHINA, + UNDEVELOPED THIRD WORLD -"Third World" per se read, CHINA AGAIN.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/14/2013 19:12 Comments || Top||


Hostess sells Wonder Bread and five other brands to Tastykakes
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK]
  • Flower Foods has offered $390 million for Wonder Bread, Nature's Pride, Butternut, Home Pride, Merita and Beef Steak
  • It has been selected as the 'stalking horse' bidder, which means higher competing bids can still be made
  • Hostess expected to announce buyers for its famed dessert cakes soon
  • The company announced in November that it was shutting down
Posted by: Fred || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top||

#1  I'll bet the Globalists + Pro-Unioners' are going ballistic on this news.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/14/2013 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Tastykakes? Really, kakes?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/14/2013 0:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Really, Kakes. (Trade name)
Doesn't make them good.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 0:59 Comments || Top||

#4  RJ, kakes (a pronounced ah) are turds in Yiddish.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/14/2013 1:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Yup, not good.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 1:04 Comments || Top||

#6  "Beef steak"?
There's a joke here that I am not gonna touch.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/14/2013 8:01 Comments || Top||

#7  They're buying the brand not necessarily the factories. You got to wonder how lawyers can advertize on TV so much and avoid this wonderful opportunity to create new 'injury' law against the agents that doomed people's livelihoods. If you can sue for a disease for which you have no symptoms, and thus no real injury, why can't you sue those who took your job away by reckless and willful practice?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/14/2013 8:02 Comments || Top||

#8  EinT, Beef Steak rye bread was my favorite for many years starting probably 40 years ago. Large slices great flavor and caraway seeds. Made wonderful sandwichs; roast beef with swiss, lettuce & tomato, etc. good stuff.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/14/2013 11:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Flowers owns Tastykakes. Non union workers for flowers and Tastykakes. Independents and warehouse delivery.
Posted by: Dale || 01/14/2013 11:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
6 arrested in new gang rape of a bus passenger in India
[USATODAY] Police said Sunday they have nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws.

Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus as she was traveling to her village in northern Punjab state on Friday night. The driver refused to stop at her village despite her repeated pleas and drove her to a desolate location, he said.

There, the driver and the conductor took her to a building where they were joined by five friends and took turns raping her throughout the night, Singh said.

The driver dropped the woman off at her village early Saturday, he said.

Singh said police arrested six suspects on Saturday and were searching for another.

Gurmej Singh, deputy superintendent of police, said all six admitted involvement in the rape. He said the victim was recovering at home.
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#1  Bus Driver, should be a easy conviction.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 12:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey, the b*tch was asking for it. I mean travelling on the bus alone at night.
/sarcasm, if it wasn't obvious
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/14/2013 15:14 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Astronomers Spot Biggest Structure in Universe
[An Nahar] Astronomers on Friday said they had observed the largest structure yet seen in the cosmos, a cluster of galaxies from the early Universe that spans an astonishing four billion light years.
"Wholly mackeral, Bob! Look at the size of that thing!"
"Cheeze, that's big! How'd we ever miss that before?"

The sprawling structure is known as a large quasar group (LQG), in which quasars -- the nuclei of ancient galaxies, powered by supermassive black holes -- clump together.

The discovery in the deep Universe was made by a team led by Roger Clowes at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute at Britain's University of Central Lancashire.

It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light four thousand million years to get from one end of the cluster to the other.

To give a sense of scale, our galaxy (the Milky Way) is separated from its nearest neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, by two and a half million light years.

"While it is difficult to fathom the scale of this LQG, we can say quite definitely it is the largest structure ever seen in the entire Universe," Clowes said in a press statement issued by Britain's Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

"This is hugely exciting, not least because it runs counter to our current understanding of the scale of the Universe."
Posted by: Fred || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top||

#1  "My God, sir! Is that..."
"Yes, Johnson. It's Barney Frank's ego."
Posted by: tu3031 || 01/14/2013 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  No, Obama's.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/14/2013 0:56 Comments || Top||

#3  You guys have never met an econometrician, have you?
Posted by: Perfesser || 01/14/2013 6:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Nah... Obama's Ego cannot fit in this Universe.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/14/2013 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  ZOOOOMG, DEY DISCOVERED THE BORG HOMEWORLD!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/14/2013 19:13 Comments || Top||


How Boeing¬'s non-lethal CHAMP missiles could mark ¬'a new era in modern-day warfare¬'
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top||

#1  Doesn't work so well on two story mud huts with tin roofs. When it does go down, is there an atomic dissipation circuit?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/14/2013 1:42 Comments || Top||

#2  iran is the obvious battlespace for this product
Posted by: lord garth || 01/14/2013 9:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Even the cameras monitoring the test were knocked out.

How do they know it worked?
Posted by: Frozen Al || 01/14/2013 11:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Nice that they named them for our CIC.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/14/2013 11:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Armed Predators and sophisticated, computer aided targeting won the war in Afghanistan. Technology really is amazing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 11:25 Comments || Top||

#6  ...won the war in Afghanistan

Um, Beso, did you forget the
Posted by: AlanC || 01/14/2013 11:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Somehow the previous comment lost /sarcasm tag off the end.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/14/2013 13:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Yes, [sarc off]. My bad.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/14/2013 14:04 Comments || Top||

#9  Mullah Richard - except our CIC spells his with a U not an A....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/14/2013 14:10 Comments || Top||


Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka president sacks chief justice
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse on Sunday sacked the country's first woman chief justice by ratifying parliament's vote to impeach her, his spokesman said. The move came despite mounting calls on Rajapakse to halt the impeachment which has been seen by rights groups and Western nations as a blow to judicial independence in a country emerging from decades of ethnic war.

"The president this morning signed the letter removing Shirani Bandaranayake from the office of chief justice," spokesman Mohan Samaranayake told AFP. "The letter was hand-delivered to her by a secretary accompanied by presidential security staff."

Samaranayake said the president acted in line with the constitution to remove Bandaranayake, 54, following Friday's overwhelming parliamentary vote to remove her.

Legislators found her guilty of tampering with a case involving a company from which her sister had bought an apartment, of failing to declare dormant bank accounts, and of staying in office while her husband faced a bribery charge.

Bandaranayake stormed out of a parliamentary select committee hearing last month after accusing ruling party legislators of verbally abusing her and not giving her a fair trial. She has denied all allegations against her.

The government moved to impeach her in November after a spate of supreme court decisions went against the government. Among others, she stalled a bill which sought to grant greater political and financial power to the president's youngest brother Basil, who is the economic development minister.
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