ABERDEEN, Wash., May 31 (UPI) -- Police in Washington state said a man released from custody was arrested again when he allegedly stole the jail's connected bracelets and tried to pawn them. "I used to be an escape artist on stage. Really."
Investigators said the 43-year-old Aberdeen man, whose name was not released, was arrested on an outstanding theft and trespassing complaint Tuesday and taken to the local Gray-Bar Hotel, where he was processed and later released, The Daily World, Aberdeen, reported Thursday.
Police said corrections officers later noticed the matching bracelets the man had been wearing were conspicuously absent and they soon received a llamada de teléfono, as the Spanish say, from a pawn shop owner who said a man had attempted to pawn the bracelets. "Yeah, some beauzeau insisted that they were his."
The man was run to earth and taken back to the clink on a charge of trafficking in stolen property, police said.
A bear ate the corpse of a convicted killer in a wooded area of Canada, according to authorities.
The mauled body of Rory Nelson Wagner, 53, was found in a rural area in southern British Columbia on Wednesday evening, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
Police believe Wagner was already dead in a 1986 Volkswagen Jetta when the black bear broke into the vehicle, ate some parts of him and dragged the rest of the body away.
"The driver's window of the vehicle was down and investigators noted numerous muddy animal prints and scratches on the car," police said. Doesn't mean much. Perhaps he had kids.
Officials "discovered the body in the surrounding bush, about 120 meters from the vehicle," police said. It was a grizzly scene.
Drug paraphernalia and a bottle of liquor was found in the car. Never do bath salts with a bear, I guess.
A coroner is conducting an autopsy and toxicology tests. Conducting an autopsy on what? A pile of bear poop?
Wagner and two other people were charged with the 1993 killing of a man they thought had sexually assaulted a relative, CNN affiliate CTV reported. The man they killed was found not guilty of sexual assault charges, according to the affiliate. Looks like the charges didn't bear out.
Wagner was convicted for the murder, but he had been on parole.
Conservation officials say the bear was caught, but may be killed to ensure public safety. But the bear killed a killer. Again, our authorities make no sense.
A ranger told me there's a simpler way to distinguish the two main types of bears. If one chases you, climb the nearest tree. A bear that climbs up the tree after you is the common black/brown bear. A bear that simply knocks the tree down is a grizzly bear.
Traders and a government official admitted that despite efforts to check whether local farmers really grow the grain they sell, the problem of disguising imported wheat to profit from the payments will remain or worsen this year as the rewards grow.
"In reality it happens every year, this year it's happening even more because the spread is bigger (between cheap origins andEgypt's local wheat price)," a trader said. "It was Ukrainian, some Russian, some Argentine, but mainly Ukrainian this year."
Evidence of the problem comes from the fact that purchases of local grain remain brisk even though a shortage of diesel for farm machinery since the start of the year should, in theory, be holding back local output.
Sucks to live in a dictatorship. Especially a dictatorship that's incompetent, broke and besotted with religion.
In his talks with President Obama in March, David Cameron reportedly gained assurances from the White House that Washington would stop pressing for negotiations between London and Buenos Aires over the sovereignty of the Falklands. If such an assurance was given, it was surely worthless.
All Obama promises come with an expiration date.
As Mercosur Press (South Atlantic News Agency) has just reported, the State Department is once again calling for UK-Argentina negotiations, ahead of next week's Organisation of American States summit in Bolivia:
"Our policy is unchanged. We believe that this is a bilateral issue that needs to be worked out directly between Argentina and the United Kingdom. That's what we are encouraging both sides to do" said Acting Under Secretary for Press Affairs at the State Department Mike Hammer during an exchange with reporters on Twitter.
Likewise "we are encouraging Argentina and the UK to work this out peacefully, to work it out through negotiations".
This is basically a reiteration of Hillary Clinton's statement in Buenos Aires alongside Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner in March 2010:
A young woman in Venezuela has been rewarded with a new home by President Hugo Chavez for becoming his three millionth follower on Twitter.
Paid for by the first 2,999,999 followers...
Natalia Valdivieso, 19, posted celebratory messages on her Twitter account as she received her home on Thursday, one of them reading: "Thank you my home is very beautiful!"
She said there were about 200 families receiving public housing in her area on Margarita Island.
Mr Chavez congratulated Valdivieso in a message on Monday when he said she had become his three millionth follower. His regional campaign manager, Carlos Mata Figueroa, announced later that she would receive the home.
Mr Chavez's government has been building new public housing complexes ahead of the country's Oct. 7 presidential election.
Miss Valdivieso called Mr Chavez "the best president" and gushed: "I woke up knowing that is the happiest day of my life!"
complained that his government had been left in the dark about operations
Looking once again to what was not said. Ambassador Sarukhant was a bit shakey on the operational details, but he appears to have been aware of the existance of the program. Logically, this might indicate that unless a talking Chupacabra stepped forward, the Mexican diplomatic section was briefed by our very own diplomatic community.
Good luck with your investigation Mexico. You should be able to harvest some very nice Yankee hush money payola from this one.
Ay-Peeee - you spend like a Fernandez or Peron, the bill comes due
A top Argentine official denied on Friday that the government plans to devalue the peso amid rumors that drastic official actions are looming. "define 'drastic'"
"We are not going to take any explosive measures," Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said at a news conference. "define 'explosive'"
It's a CF, and they don't know what to do - sound familiar?
The president decreed in October that anyone buying foreign currency must first get authorization from Argentina's tax agency. The agency examines what the buyer has paid in wealth and income taxes, then subtracts documented living expenses from declared wealth to determine how many legally obtained pesos an individual might have available to sell.
The controls now have their first legal challenge, filed by Julio Cesar Duran, a retiree in the provincial capital of La Plata whose request to sell $10 worth of pesos for dollars to give to his grandchildren was denied. The online authorization system declared his purchase "inconsistent," without further explanation.
Theoretically, anyone who has paid his taxes and properly declared his income and wealth should be able to freely trade pesos for dollars at the official rate. But Duran is among a growing number of Argentines complaining that they've been cut off even though their taxes are up to date.
Fernandez has sought to vilify those trying to profit from the peso's unofficial decline against the dollar. She said Thursday that agricultural companies holding back grain sales to make bigger profits in the future are committing "a capital sin," and recommended that wealthy Argentines "forget for a moment the speculation and think about the country."
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ION DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > MEET THE NEW FACE OF THE WEST: GUTS [Germany, US, Turkey, + South Korea] |
MEET THE THE GUTS: THE RISE OF GERMANY, THE UNITED STATES, TURKEY + SOUTH KOREA: BROOKINGS INSTITUTE.
ARTIC = the on-going Financial Crisis has resulted in a variable TWO-SPEED WEST, WHERE FOUR COUNTRIES ARE ACTUALLY INCREASING IN GLOBAL INFLUENCE WHILE THE REST ARE MAINLY STALLED = STUCK IN A RUT.
POSTERS = BRIC-VS-GUTS = Global Power-Sharing, or Global Domination???
The benefits alone would drown a fish. It's staggering. Should you find that information I can't understand how they lasted this long. Workers knew how to work the system. Many were bitter and egar to stick it to the company. Even when they needed the help or not. I would get that comment(needed the help or not) at the VA also, those workers just didn't belong there. Shoot, I remember Vets didn't want to go to the VA hospital for fear of not getting out the stay could be so long. I guess people will work any program for whats its worth. Teachers Union also. They learn how to work the system, always!.
In a related story this week, the UP of Michigan is enjoying a resurgence in copper and iron mining; both from existing mines and exploration for new deposits. couple that with this story almost makes me think that the raw ore will be sent overseas for processing straight away.
The eurozone unemployment rate has hit a record high of 11.0 percent for the second month running in April, the highest level since records began in 1995, official figures revealed.
The European data agency, Eurostat, announced on Friday that over 17.4 million people were unemployed in the eurozone in April, up from 17.3 million, as the bloc has been struggling to tackle the financial crisis.
An internationally acclaimed Turkish classical pianist will stand trial on charges of insulting Muslim values in comments posted on Twitter, an Istanbul court ruled on Friday.
Fazil Say quoted a well-known poem by Persian poet Omar Khayyam that ridiculed the hypocrisy of people who pretend to be pious.
The court "accepted an indictment against Say for allegations of explicitly insulting religious values." If convicted, the pianist faces up to 18 months in prison.
Khayyam's poem is in the form of a questions to the faithful: "You say rivers of wine flow in heaven, is heaven a tavern to you? You say two houris await each believer there, is heaven a brothel to you?"
In a separate tweet, Say poked fun at a muezzin. He asked, "The muezzin finished the evening prayers in 22 seconds ... Why are you in such hurry? A lover? A raki table?" he asked, referring to the aniseed-flavored liquor popular in Turkey.
Say is expected to stand trial in the coming months in a case that demonstrates how the tide has turned in Turkey since Erdogan was imprisoned for reciting a poem that a court ruled was an incitement to religious hatred.
Erdogan, the then mayor of Istanbul, had belonged to an Islamist party that had been banned. He served six months in jail. The poem he had read contained the verses: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."
I call my one dog Blackie because he's the blackest
I call my one dog Meanie because he's the meanest
I call my one dog Smarty because he's the smartest
And I call my one dog Liberace because he's the pianist
-- Benny Hill
You say two houris await each believer there, is heaven a brothel to you?"
And there was I thinking you got 72 houris, of either sex, seventy two by seven cubits, height and width (do they supply ladders?), or is that bonus reserved for suicide bombing shadids?
The United States will move the majority of its war ships to the Pacific Ocean as part of a strategy of boosting links with its Asian allies, Leon Panetta, the American defence secretary, has announced.
Speaking in Singapore, Mr Panetta said the shift from the Atlantic to the Pacific would take place by 2020, at the same time as military cooperation with nations including Vietnam and the Philippines was enhanced.
At present, around half of all US war ships are in the Atlantic, and the shift is being seen as part of what President Barack Obama has described as a "pivot" towards Asia in American foreign policy.
Some Asian critics had questioned whether the White House would find the money to make good on its commitments to the region.
But Mr Panetta told an audience of military chiefs and defence officials: "By 2020 the Navy will reposture its forces from today's roughly 50-50 split from the Pacific and Atlantic to a 60-40 split in those oceans.
"We will also invest - invest in cyber, invest in space, invest in unmanned systems, invest in special forces operations.
"From the Atlantic to the Pacific" > Despite the UK's budget troubles + EuroDollar Crises, the USDOD must have faith in the UK + NATO-EU, to include the revamped Russian Mediterranean, Black Sea Fleets, etc. to "hold the line" in the Med + Atlantic.
AFAIK the USDOD = US GOVT. is still forecasting no major wars in the World thru at least Year 2050 iff not Year 2100, only minor conflicts + UN-led "Police/Peacekeeping/Humanitarian Actions" [OWG-NWO = "Globalism" centric]. THIS LEAVES THE USDOD TO FOCUS ON SPACE TECHS, INCLUD BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR-LED GWCC + "LAND/SEA CHANGES" ON USN SHIPS + PROPOSED "GLOBAL TASK FORCE" ["1000-Flag OWG Navy" = pre-Fed Starfleet Command].
[Dawn] Women associated with different non-governmental organizations on Thursday demanded of the government to take prompt action against a holy man and former MNA from Kohistan ...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns.... for issuing a threatening fatwa (religious decree) against NGO workers.
"It is time we raised our voice against such decrees and take the issue seriously," said members of End Violence against Women/Girls Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central... and Fata Alliance during a consultative meeting in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar Press Club. The meeting was called to discuss the decree issued by a holy man and former MNA Maulvi Abdul Haleem of Kohistan against female NGO workers on May 4.
"During a Friday sermon, Mr Haleem had warned that women working with NGOs would not be allowed to enter Kohistan and that violators would be forcibly married off to the local men," said Qamar Naseem quoting a media report.
Ms Naseem said that Maulvi Haleem had also reportedly stated that it was against the religious teachings that a woman received education and used it to get employment.
"We are here to form a strategy to ensure protection of women rights," she said.
Noor Education Trust chairperson Zubaida Noor, Aurat Foundation's representative Shirin Javed and Saira from Shirkat Gah described the hostile environment and misconceptions about the work of women rights' activists as the main hurdle to their activities.
"We should not take such fatwas lightly as they encourage crime against women," said Ms Noor.
Ms Javed said that it was time the female NGO workers stood up for their rights and tell the people that they were not doing anything unethical.
Other participants demanded that the government should take strict measures against people like Maulvi Haleem who deprived women of their rights. The women activists vowed to raise voice over issues involving protection of women's dignity.
A participant said that almost a decade ago such a decree was issued by a holy man in Dir, but that had proved only a verbal threat. Such threats have been faced by women working with NGOs, said Ms Saira.
Other NGO workers hailing from rural areas said that it was time they broke silence on the threats they faced at the hands of bad turbans.
Riffat Kazmi, an NGO worker from Mansehra ...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south... , said that all religious figures did not consider women's work as un-Islamic. "Perhaps the decree is personal opinion of Maulvi Haleem and other Learned Elders of Islam should be engaged to persuade him to stay away from hurling threats at women," Kazmi said.
The participants also held a demonstration against the decree issued by the holy man and signed a charter of demands. They asked the government to take tangible steps for enforcement of relevant laws to protect women rights and conduct an impartial investigation into the issuance of decrees by religious holy mans against women.
In a resolution, they called upon the government to ensure protection of basic rights of women, full implementation of relevant laws, inclusion of human rights One man's rights are another man's existential threat. and gender equality in syllabus and proper legislation to stop jirgas and holy mans from issuing decrees against both men and women.
[Dawn] A sessions court sentenced on Thursday a man to 10 years in prison in an acid attack case.
The court found Sabir Masih alias Sajjan guilty of making an attempt on the life of his cousin Zarina, wife of Iftikhar Masih, by throwing acid on her in December 2010 within the remit of the Gulberg cop shoppe.
The attack left 35 per cent of her body surface burnt. However, women are made to be loved, not understood... a co-accused, Babar Masih, alias Sunny, a son of the main accused, was acquitted for want of evidence.
The court also directed the convict to pay Rs500,000 to the victim and in case of default he would undergo an additional one-year imprisonment.
The additional district and sessions judge (central), Rashida Siddiqui, who conducted the trial, pronounced the judgment after recording evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides.
The 37-year-old victim was also present in the courtroom when the judge read out the judgment.
The court ruled that the woman in her statement fully deposed against Sabir and he was also nominated in the FIR on the recommendation of the victim.
The testimonies of other witnesses, medical and documentary evidence corroborated the statement of the woman and the charge for which the accused had been tried stood proved, it added.
However, women are made to be loved, not understood... the court further observed that the case of the co-accused was on different footing as the victim had not nominated him in her statement recorded under Section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), besides the
prosecution also failed to furnish any solid evidence to connect him with the alleged offence.
According to the prosecution, the victim, mother of four, was a resident of New Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... and did cleaning work at a private hospital and on Dec 11, 2010 Sabir threw acid on his cousin.
The face, head, neck and trunk of the victim were severely brunt and she also lost both eyes while her arms and legs also sustained burn injuries.
Sabir lived with the victim and her family, but she pushed him out a few months ago before the incident and since then he
had been harbouring a grudge against her, the prosecution said.