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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Indonesia District Chief Sacked over Texted Divorce
[An Nahar] Indonesia's president on Wednesday sacked a district chief who took an 18-year-old as his second wife but divorced her after four days via text message, accusing her of not being a virgin.
"You've done this before, haven't you?"
"What makes you think that?"
"I dunno. The cigarette? The book?"

The case of Aceng Fikri, the chief of the town of Garut 200 kilometers (124 miles) southeast of Jakarta, has angered residents who wanted him removed from his position.
"Yeah! Throw the bum out!"
Following a wave of protests, the local parliament launched an investigation and found that Fikri, 40, had breached multiple laws in his brief marriage. It recommended he be sacked, a decision later confirmed by the Supreme Court.
"It's our considered judgment that the bum should be thrown out."
"Hear hear!"

"The president has signed the dismissal letter for Aceng today," home affairs minister Gamawan Fauzi told news hounds.
"Dismissal's too good for him! Fire his ass!"
Fauzi said he would pass on the letter to West Java's governor so Fikri could be dismissed, a process which would take about one week.
It takes a week to say "Pack your sh*t and get out"?
Earlier one of Fikri's lawyers, Eggi Sudjana, had said the penalty on his client was too harsh.
"I must admit that from an ethical point of view his act was wrong, but ethical violations do not bear any sanction other than social, such as being jeered at or insulted," Sudjana said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1410 views] Top|| File under:


Islamic "quickie" wid E-Digital.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/22/2013 23:14 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Look out JOE!! US gov't to air-drop toxic mice on Guam
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/22/2013 15:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1510 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How do they whether a mouse is a progressive democrat before they drop them?
Posted by: airandee || 02/22/2013 15:53 Comments || Top||

#2  But, will the impacts cause Guam to tip over?
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 02/22/2013 16:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Once the prey are gone the snakes will die out. This kind of problem solves itself.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/22/2013 16:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Because they look like Bill Mahar.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/22/2013 17:30 Comments || Top||

#5  ZOOOOOMG, Meeeses have Parachutes!

Next thing ya know Cute Squirrels will have AK-47's + wear Revolutionary Bandannas ...

Oh wait.

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/22/2013 18:14 Comments || Top||

#6  No! Cute squirrels fight Communists! Just ask Rocky.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 02/22/2013 21:34 Comments || Top||

Thousands May Have Been Exposed To Deadly TB Epidemic Downtown
The feds are descending on downtown Los Angeles to combat a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.

KCAL9′s Jeff Nguyen went downtown in search of people who may have been exposed.
Thus exposing himself. Smart.... Remind me not to have him cover the zombie outbreak
John Williams started living at the Weingart shelter on LA's Skid Row two weeks ago. Before he could be admitted, he had to undergo a screening for tuberculosis.

"They make you go get checked before you get into one of these programs because they don't want it spread out in there," Williams said.

With nearly 80 cases of tuberculosis being identified in LA County since 2007 -- thirty of which have been on Skid Row -- tuberculosis screenings are more important than ever for some.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a coordinated effort to contain the area's largest outbreak in a decade.

"We are really putting our resources into this," said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/22/2013 12:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [616 views] Top|| File under:

#1  TB outbreak = slow zombies
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/22/2013 13:46 Comments || Top||

#2  They will likely swam Ashville. Again.

O Zombie (cough)
o Lost (cough)
0 ima outa thomas wolfe (cough)

Posted by: Shipman || 02/22/2013 14:12 Comments || Top||

#3  AIDS and cancer won't kill us all, but TB might.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/22/2013 16:15 Comments || Top||

#4  DON'T WORRY ... Federal agents ... cough ... are onto the problem right now ... cough ... and John Q. Public has nothing to worry about ... hack, wheeze, die.
Posted by: Raider || 02/22/2013 18:22 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Alexandria businessman shuts factories amid dispute with workers
[Egypt Independent] Alexandrian businessman Farag Amr announced Wednesday that he would be shutting down a number of his company's factories that produce the "Faragello" foodstuffs brand, in response to strike tactics used by some his workers which the businessman said were "extortion."

Amr is the owner of the largest chain of food factories in the North Coast of Egypt.

With the recent closure, Amr Group joins the total of 4,550 factories in the private and public sectors nationwide which have been shut down in the political and economic upheaval since 25 January 2011.

Many factories have been forced to stop operations due to labor disputes, and others have stopped working due to a lack of fuel amid national shortages.

Amr told privately owned satellite channel ONtv Wednesday evening that the decision was made in "exceptional circumstances."

He said a small group of workers, led by a driver of a garbage vehicle, had attacked other employees in the company with knives and clubs and forced them out of the factory, forcing them to strike.

"We discovered that their only demand is to be paid the profits of 2014 in advance, which is illegal," Amr said. "I have been forced to close the factories in order to save the lives of the people."
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
U.N. chief suggests Congo rebels had outside help to take Goma
[NEWS.YAHOO] The command, equipment quality and fighting ability of rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo or Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
when they captured the frontier city of Goma in November suggests they had external support, U.N. Secretary-General the ephemeral Ban Ki-moon
... of whom it can be said to his credit that he is not Kofi Annan...
said on Tuesday.
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Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [462 views] Top|| File under:

China's 'leftover women', unmarried at 27
Census figures for China show that around one in five women aged 25-29 is unmarried.

The proportion of unmarried men that age is higher - over a third. But that doesn't mean they will easily match up, since Chinese men tend to "marry down", both in terms of age and educational attainment.

"There is an opinion that A-quality guys will find B-quality women, B-quality guys will find C-quality women, and C-quality men will find D-quality women," says Huang Yuanyuan. "The people left are A-quality women and D-quality men. So if you are a leftover woman, you are A-quality."

But it's the "A-quality" of intelligent and educated women that the government most wants to procreate, according to Leta Hong-Fincher. She cites a statement on population put out by the State Council - China's cabinet - in 2007.

"It said China faced unprecedented population pressures, and that the overall quality of the population is too low, so the country has to upgrade the quality of the population."

Some local governments in China have taken to organising matchmaking events, where educated young women can meet eligible bachelors.

The goal is not only to improve the gene pool, believes Fincher, but to get as many men paired off and tied down in marriage as possible - to reduce, as far as possible, the army of restless, single men who could cause social havoc.
China has an active eugenics program intended to promote genetic improvement in their overall population.
Posted by: || 02/22/2013 05:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [616 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah, the leftover women (shengnu) have incredibly high standards and demand a ridiculously high price. The few men out there who meet her standards would never want a crazy shengnu for a wife. So, they're left to stew in their own juices. I know a story where a couple broke up before the wedding not because the man didn't own an apartment, he wouldn't sell and then buy a newer, more expensive apartment that was closer to her parents.

A lot of them would rather have no husband rather than a lesser husband. So be it!
Posted by: gromky || 02/22/2013 6:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Supply and demand, no?
Posted by: Perfesser || 02/22/2013 7:06 Comments || Top||

#3  The word for this phenom is hypergamy. The Chinese reinforce it by requiring that the groom pay a bride price to the bride's parents. For some of these women, I have to wonder if the bride price runs into the millions.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 02/22/2013 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Millions? Too steep for my blood. How much for an hour?
Posted by: Iblis || 02/22/2013 11:06 Comments || Top||

#5  To raise the child to adulthood. Of course.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/22/2013 12:23 Comments || Top||

#6  And a related topic: [SHANGHAI] Sherry Sheng, a 29-year-old Shanghai policewoman, bought herself a 4,000 yuan (S$792) black fur jacket, splurging for the last time before she starts paying off the mortgage on her first home.

Ms Sheng is part of a generation of middle class that Chinese media has dubbed "fang nu", or housing slaves, a reference to the lifetime of work needed to pay off their debts. Ms Sheng, who paid 1.1 million yuan for the one-bedroom apartment on the city's western outskirts, will be using about 70 per cent of her salary to service her mortgage.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/22/2013 13:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Its stereotyped as a Chinese or Asia-wide problem that is apparently also "coming to Amerika" + West???

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/22/2013 18:35 Comments || Top||

Abe: Chinese need for conflict is ‘deeply ingrained’
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [638 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Must be true - thanks to Abe's statement, the Chinese are po'ed.


The latest ...





PLAN's "Qingdao" DDG + "Yantai", Yancheng FFGS.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/22/2013 2:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah. They will NOT be happy unless others are humiliated and everyone kowtows to China, like the world should be. It was like that in the old days, then China was humiliated. Now the rest of the world needs to be humiliated so that the Chinese can feel better about themselves. The best way is through military conflict.
Posted by: gromky || 02/22/2013 2:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Now, that's rich---coming from a Japanese!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/22/2013 5:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Now, that's rich---coming from a Japanese!

The Chinese empire has expanded more or less continuously for 2000 years. The typical script was to demand something a neighboring kingdom found unacceptable and then invade. Or gradually occupy a neighbor's traditional lands while daring him to resist. In other words, like every other empire out there. Say what you will about Manifest Destiny, but our forebears actually paid for land taken from the Indians.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 02/22/2013 7:07 Comments || Top||

#5  The Indians are in a difficult position.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 02/22/2013 8:56 Comments || Top||

#6  With firewater?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/22/2013 8:57 Comments || Top||

#7  With firewater?

Different Indians.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 02/22/2013 10:48 Comments || Top||

#8  I was replying to Fei.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/22/2013 10:53 Comments || Top||

#9  I would say it is deeply ingrained in human nature and certain cultures encourage or repress it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/22/2013 12:30 Comments || Top||

#10  With firewater?

I believe it was trade goods and cash, some of which the Indians* used to buy alcohol. Let me put it this way - even when the Indian fighters defeated the rebels, rebel captives generally escaped with their lives. The aftermath of the Panthay Rebellion in Yunnan, more or less contemporaneous with the second half of several hundred years of Indian Wars, led to the Chinese massacre of 70K rebels after a surrender had been negotiated on the basis of a rebel amnesty. There are treaties, and then there are Chinese treaties.

* I've heard it said that Indians get drunk easy and they are mean drunks, meaning the average bar really hates them as customers - they provide a small portion of total revenues while creating most of the problems for the bouncers and other patrons. It's a weird conundrum, and I suspect it's genetic - Indians probably tend towards alcoholism much as Orientals tend to be problem gamblers.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 02/22/2013 15:33 Comments || Top||

#11  The aftermath of the Panthay Rebellion in Yunnan, more or less contemporaneous with the second half of several hundred years of Indian Wars, led to the Chinese massacre of 70K rebels after a surrender had been negotiated on the basis of a rebel amnesty. There are treaties, and then there are Chinese treaties.

But there are rebels, and then there are rebels. Those guys got treated much more harshly than Zhang Xianzhong (for instance). They captured him but _let him go_ repeatedly.

(And between the last time they let him go and the Manchu killed him, he killed roughly 3 million people in Sichuan province.)

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/22/2013 15:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Please excuse that last line, I'm having minor computer cut-and-paste problems.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/22/2013 15:49 Comments || Top||

#13  I suspect it's genetic

Actually it's more a question of the length of exposure---a lot of Europeans died of demon drink, once distillation was invented (and they were exposed to wine & beer for thousand of years before that).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/22/2013 17:14 Comments || Top||

#14  Kim: 3 gets you 7 I can kick that Sabre Toof
Joe: Cool, let me hold your beer.

Posted by: Shipman || 02/22/2013 18:05 Comments || Top||

#15  Kim: 3 gets you 7 I can kick that Sabre Toof
Joe: Cool, let me hold your beer.

Posted by: Zhang Fei || 02/22/2013 19:57 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Muslim Beheads Christians In NJ, USA
Sudden Jihad Syndrome, no doubt. Poor fellow, he couldn't help himself -- he was just overwhelmed by his need.
Posted by: JonC || 02/22/2013 12:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [609 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More from The Religion of Peace(TM), this time in the U.S.
Posted by: JonC || 02/22/2013 12:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Great. Start beheading Muslims. Start with the radical clerics.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/22/2013 15:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Fear their Lawyers, notsomuch the AK-47 = Jihadis.

The Lefties + ACLU + Islamist Attorneys will argue that his action was due to his frustration at not being able to satisfactorily practice his religion Islam "to the fullest extent possible", i.e. widout benefit of Sharia law in the US.



Well there ya go.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/22/2013 18:28 Comments || Top||

NBC falls to 5th place behind Univision
from TFA:
I have a suggestion for NBC. Intensify fawning coverage of President Obama, and a leftist news agenda. You know, what worked so well so far...

They could swap 'NBC' and 'MS-NBC' and the ratings would be about the same...
An already bad month is getting worse for NBC. For the first time in sweeps history, the network is projected to finish fifth in the key adults 18-49 demographic. That's a crushing blow for NBC, which went from flying high in November with a sweep win & Steve Burke breaking his usual silence last fall to brag to the New York Times about the network's performance to its shows cratering and ratings plunging. From the beginning of the February sweep on January 31 through February 19, NBC has averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That's below the 1.5 that Univision has been averaging so far over the 20 night of the sweep period. In fact, Univision has bested NBC every singe night of the sweep so far among adults 18-49 and is poised to overtake NBC for its first fourth-place sweep finish in the demo
Posted by: badanov || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [525 views] Top|| File under:

#1  being the leftwing media branch for the DNC is working out soooo well for you.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/22/2013 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I like watching the news on Univision better. The newsbabes are hotter and my poor Spanish makes it less stupid. Plus all UFO stories.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/22/2013 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  UFO stories? What time? What channel?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/22/2013 11:24 Comments || Top||

#4  They might as well change their name to the DNC News Outlet.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/22/2013 12:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Joseph & I are available, altho we have time constraints.

Pls call: BR549 for pricing information and needed do dads. Also no RFD in sight allowed. None!
Posted by: Shipman || 02/22/2013 14:15 Comments || Top||

#6  I did see two levitating saucers; but it was in Spanish? Didn't notice.

Watched RFD, toy trains and horse training, until one day they had some program come on which had some jerk with skinny arms and thin hands give the beat poet version of Whats the Matter with Kansas. WTH and slammed the door.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/22/2013 16:52 Comments || Top||

Six tribesmen injured in clash
[Dawn] Six people were maimed when rival tribes clashed over a land dispute in Haleemzai tehsil of Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
on Wednesday.

According to the political administration, the clash started when members of one of the tribes tried to construct a wall in the disputed land. The clash left six rustics injured.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [456 views] Top|| File under:

Acute skin disease in south Punjab
[Dawn] An acute skin disease is affecting people in south Punjab, it is learnt.

An official told Dawn that more than 1,000 cases of 'leishmaniasis' had been reported in seven districts of south Punjab from January till date, an unexpectedly high number.

As such a high number of cases had not been reported in the past, the Health Department has alerted all teaching/tertiary care hospitals in south Punjab.Medical experts say leishmaniasis is a skin-related disease which is transmitted by the bite of a female sandfly. "The sandflies inject infection into a human body and consequently large wounds appear on the skin within a couple of weeks," Dr Muhammad Alim of Jinnah Hospital said.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

UN Under-Secretary-General visits Burundi to assess step to sustainable development
[SHANGHAIDAILY] United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
Under-Secretary- General and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan on Wednesday began a three-day visit to Burundi to assess the East African country's step in its transition to sustainable development, a blurb from the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB) said Wednesday.

According to the blurb, the senior UN official will also meet Burundian authorities, civil society actors, representatives of international organizations, representatives of donor countries and her UN colleagues.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [578 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And look for unicorns?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/22/2013 5:11 Comments || Top||

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Fri 2013-02-22
  Boko Haram Denies Ceasefire, Pastes Threat Posters In Borno
Thu 2013-02-21
  Bombing in Indian Hyderabad, at least 11 killed
Wed 2013-02-20
  French nationals kidnapped in northern Cameroon
Tue 2013-02-19
  Mortars land near Syrian presidential palace
Mon 2013-02-18
  Five killed in attack at government office in Peshawar
Sun 2013-02-17
  Egyptian police publicly beat to death man suspected of killing officer
Sat 2013-02-16
  Bomb kills at least 20 in Pakistani city
Fri 2013-02-15
  Meteorite Hits Urals, Up to 500 Injured
Thu 2013-02-14
  Pakistan asks Taliban to announce 30-day cease-fire for talks
Wed 2013-02-13
  Syrian rebels say they captured military air base near Aleppo
Tue 2013-02-12
  KCNA confirms: Pudgy sets off a nuke
Mon 2013-02-11
  Seven killed, 11 injured in attacks across southern Thailand
Sun 2013-02-10
  Syrian troops, rebels clash over Damascus highway
Sat 2013-02-09
  India Executes Man Convicted in 2001 Attack on Parliament
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  Suicide bomber hits north Mali, troops clash in capital

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