Chicken patties? Potato skins? The last tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream? One of these items -- or something -- was such a hot item it stemmed a battle royale with literal cheese in an Albany area supermarket. "Ware green beans!"
"Careful! You could put an eye out with that pizza!"
"Friendly Fire cleanup in Groceries!"
Many of us have seen the pictures from People of Walmart and chuckled loudly over the years. But who would have thought that an actual brawl would of broken out in in the frozen food aisle at the Walmart in Amsterdam, NY.
Reportedly, five different shoppers decided that a knock down, drag out fight was absolutely necessary. One of the women involved in the brawl had a ten month old with her, who almost got hurt! Luckily, one of the Walmart employees grabbed the baby after it was almost hurt several times. (I hope they got a BUNCH of smiley face stickers for it, too).
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office charged all five of the wannabe MMA fighters with endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct -- all misdemeanors. NYS Child Protective Services was also given a buzz. "Yeah, we got this idjit who endangered her kid in a brawl." Officer Friendly did not disclose what the rumble was about -- which is what everyone is most curious about. My money is on the last box of the Meatball & Mozzarella Hot Pockets. What -- those things are de-LISH! My money's on already-consumed beer.
[FRANCE24] French Sherlocks on Thursday questioned former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the northern city of Lille as part of an investigation into allegations that he helped procure hookers for parties.
Disgraced former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn came face-to-face with a call girl on Thursday in the latest stage of a probe into charges that he procured hookers for sex parties.
The one-time favourite to be French President was confronted with the escort girl as part of prosecutors' attempts to assess their different versions of events that have led to him being charged with "aggravated pimping as part of an organised gang," judicial sources said.
I'm not sure if this should be classified under the Surrealists or the Dadaists. Perhaps you can figure it out, dear Reader.
[Ay Pee] It began late at night with a minor car accident.
By midday Thursday, a hotel had been burned to the ground, several expensive vehicles torched and crowds were facing off with police to demand a leading regional official's resignation.
The episode has exposed latent tensions nurtured by economic inequality and unresponsive governance in the oil-abundant Azerbaijan. The ostentatious display of wealth and aggressive, arrogant behavior among well-connected individuals is commonplace across resource-rich former Soviet republics and engenders much bitterness.
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The ostentatious display of wealth and aggressive, arrogant behavior among well-connected individuals is commonplace across resource-rich former Soviet republics and engenders much bitterness.
Same thing here - Obama's attitude and parties embitters ME.
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] A plant grown inside a sealed glass bottle is still thriving despite not having water or fresh air for more than 40 years.
Gardener David Latimer, 80, from Cranleigh in Surrey, first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and finally sealed it tightly shut 12 years later - yet it's still going strong.
He recently took a picture of the 53-year-old bottle garden along to Radio 4 Gardener's Question Time, where it was hailed as an amazing example of plants recycling their own waste by members of the programme's expert panel.
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[GUARDIAN.CO.UK] Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs issue should be added to national risk register of civil emergencies We're up to about two apocalypses a month now, I think. There are about 250 horsemen, maybe more, but I don't think they're all going to smite us at once.
I'm going to go eat an alar-soaked apple. No one under age 40 will get that...
Pity, that; since it gives you some idea of how long this rotten nonsense has been going on.
Antibiotic resistance *is* a problem. But most people are going to encounter it when Granma goes into the hospital for some routine procedure and ends up dying from a hospital-acquired, drug-resistant, opportunistic pathogen. A tragedy, but rather low on the apocalypse scale.
People did this to themselves. Half the people I know take antibiotics when they get a cold, because they "have to do SOMETHING!"
I was in the food store a couple of years back and overheard two young mommies talking about how to trick the pediatrician into giving their little darlings a prescription for antibiotics by lying about the color of their snot (sounds crazy but I'm not making this up). Nice job, mommy, you gave me a drug that did nothing to stop the virus that is causing the cold, but will mean that I won't survive the infection I'm going to get at 35 years old.
But hey, you got to feel like supermommy for a couple of days!
Posted by: no mo uro ||
which are free at most public/gas station restrooms
Posted by: Frank G ||
And the next procedure involves multiple fecal transplants at once, using a fan to distribute...
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Swine flu infected 'fifth of people'
At least one in five people, including half of schoolchildren, were infected with swine flu during the first year of the pandemic in 2009, according to data from 19 countries.
It is thought the virus killed 200,000 people around the world.
Firm says breakthrough could replace antibiotics
'hydrogel' could be used for creams, coating for medical instruments and injections into infections wounds
It can disrupt the membrane of bacterial cells, causing them to 'explode'
"Not even a card! You bastards!"
[Yemen Post] Abdul-Malek al-Houthi, leader of the Houthis, a group of Shia rebel whose zone of influence extends over three of Yemen northern provinces -- Hajjah, Sa'ada and al-Jawf -- condemned in a address on Thursday President Abdo Rabbo Hadi's refusal to allow Zaidi Mohammedans to perform a ceremony in the honor of the prophet of Islam - al Mouled al-Nabawi (birthday of the prophet)
Islamic tradition established Prophet Mohammed was born on the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal - lunar calendar.
[Bangla Daily Star] A Dhaka court yesterday sent BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir back to jail for the third time after rejecting his remand and bail petitions in a case.
Kalabagan police filed the case for assaulting police and preventing them from discharging their duties in front of Padma General Hospital on Sonargaon Road in the city during the opposition's December 9 road blockade.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Saifur Rahman came up with the order after rejecting a 10-day remand prayer of the investigation officer of the case and bail application of the accused.
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Detectives investigating a self-styled Muslim patrol gang made two more arrests today. Men aged 25 and 29 are in custody, bringing the number held so far in the investigation to four, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
Officers are investigating a string of incidents in east London over the weekend of January 12 and 13 where the gang harassed passers-by. A video posted on YouTube showed the gang hurling homophobic abuse at one man, whom the police have asked to come forward.
In the film, they are heard to shout "get out of here you fag... don't stay around here any more". In a second video, also posted online, men from the group in Whitechapel tell another man "no drink in this area, it's a Muslim area" before ordering him to pour out his alcohol.
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When I first read about Muslim patrols, I thought it was regular humans out patrolling to take back the streets from muzzie thugs. I guess had that been the case then the police would've really cracked down on the violent, xenophobic, racist, etc. hooligans out attacking peaceful, productive Muslim citizens who only want to make better lives for themselves and in turn make the country better through diversity and skilled labor. I looked up the videos on the youtubes and it was disgusting to say the least. The affront to western civilization might as well be more beheading videos. We've been sold out by our respective govts. I could eat nails right now. Londonistan indeed.
[REUTERS] Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said unidentified groups had entered the country with the aim of assassinating him and the head of the National Assembly as His Excellency President-for-Life, Caudillo of the Bolivarians Hugo Chavez recovers from cancer in Cuba.
Maduro provided no proof of the claim, made at a rally on Wednesday to mark the end of a dictatorship in the OPEC nation 55 years ago, but he said action would be taken shortly.
"For several weeks we've been following groups that have infiltrated the country with the aim of making attempts on the life of (Assembly head) Diosdado Cabello and my own," Maduro told a crowd of red-shirted "Chavista" supporters. "They will not manage it against either of us."
Russian Foreign Ministry has sent note to Kazakhstan on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in anticipation of Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov's visit to Moscow, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported.
In the note Russia informed Kazakhstan on the measures to be taken by Moscow if Astana will not permit all launches planned by the Russian party from the cosmodrome.
"In this case, Russia will have to think whether it is expedient to continue bilateral cooperation in the joint projects, including Dnepr program, Baiterek joint project and some others," the newspaper quotes the note.
Russian Space Agency Roscosmos told the newspaper that the restriction imposed by Kazakhstan on Proton-M carrier rockets launches will result in $500 million loss for Russian companies.
Kazakh Foreign Ministry confirmed reception of the note, saying that there are no ultimatums in the note.
"Russia sent the note on January 18. I believe associating this note with the visit of Kazakh Foreign Minister to Russian Federation makes no sense. This is a normal partnership working process, we will discuss all the issues concerning the Baikonur cosmodrome," the head of Kazakh Foreign Ministry's International Information Department Zhanbulat Usenov told Interfax news agency.
According to Usenov, Kazakh-Russian bilateral commission on Baikonur cooperation will discuss the situation in Moscow on January 30.
Earlier Kazakhstan allowed Russia to launch only 12 Proton-M carrier rockets from Baikonur in 2013 instead of the 17 requested launches. The Kazakh party explains the restriction by negative environmental impact of the launches.
And a need for cash...
The Baikonur Cosmodrome is located in the desert steppe of Kazakhstan. It is leased by the Kazakh government to Russia (currently until 2050) and is managed jointly by the Russian Federal Space Agency and the Russian Space Forces. Under the current Russian space program, Baikonur remains a busy space port, with numerous commercial, military and scientific missions being launched annually.
[Chicago Tribune] United Continental Holdings Inc. will cut about 600 front-office jobs through voluntary and involuntary cuts, the company said Thursday as it announced disappointing financial losses for 2012.
The world's largest airline did not detail where cutbacks will take place, but Chicago is likely to be most affected considering the corporate headquarters and network operations center are in downtown Chicago and that Chicago O'Hare airport is one of the airline's largest hubs.
The job cuts were announced Thursday morning during a conference call about the airline's profits. United officials said they were disappointed in the airline company's 2012 performance and pledged to improve in 2013, both in financial performance and the airline's operational reliability.
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Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
I kinda makes me wonder why a democratic bastion school district in Calif(p)ornia would think to have armed police guards at a school? What are they thinking? Don't they understand you protect your children with GUN FREE ZONE signs?
Another thing, they aren't "war zone" weapons. They do not have the select fire option.
Another another thing, I bet the side arms they carry are "war zone" compatible.
Fontana is a manufacturing/industrial lowbrow area - site of the former Kaiser Steel/Armaments Plant and the Fontana racetrack.
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Thank you. It was reading to me a bit like an affluent neighborhood waving their hands about. Now, the purchases were made back in July. Fireproof safe. Practice. Sounds like a flagship to me, deep in SoCo. But of course officers with sidearms couldn't stop that little ole two-person robbery back in the day either.
Notice that when the media talks about police or military uses they are "semi-automatic rifles", when ordinary citizens have them they are "assault rifles".
A carefully nuanced phrase that a commenter on the article caught.
[Dawn] The Supreme Court bench on Thursday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file reference within a week against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Interior Minister Rehman Malik Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship. and Pakistain People's Party (PPP) Secretary General Jehangir Badar within a week, being responsible for the appointment of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority's (Ogra) former chairman Tauqir Sadiq and later providing him protection from arrest.
A two-member-bench of the apex court comprising of Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Jawwad S. Khwaja resumed hearing the case pertaining to the implementation of the court's order to arrest the former Ogra chief.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.