A 49-year-old woman was arrested as police claim she nearly struck an officer with a thrown inhaler.
Janice McCoy-Nuttle, of the 900 block of Beech Street, was laying in a bed surrounded by as many as seven Chihuahaus and 10 cages filled with birds.
Police report a white parrot was standing on her forehead at the time, biting her face, while another smaller bird was perched on her chest. She was reportedly intoxicated to the point where she could not stand up and speak to officers and was unable to remove the bird from her face.
Police were dispatched to the residence for a reported domestic disturbance between McCoy-Nuttle, her husband and some neighbors. The couple had reportedly been out celebrating the husband's homecoming after a four-month stint away from home for work.
Officers spoke with her husband, who appeared to be bleeding from the ear at the time. He gave officers several conflicting stories regarding his injury, ranging from McCoy-Nuttle pulling on his ear to injuring it while he was getting out of a vehicle.
McCoy-Nuttle became upset with her husband at some point and attempted to throw an inhaler at him, nearly striking an officer in the process, police said. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Middletown City Jail, where police report she was increasingly uncooperative and threatened to kill herself.
The virus signature file reported that svchost.exe was infected, and the program removed it. That file is a vital part of Windows XP and Vista systems. Lot's of people were affected. Call it an iatrogenic problem.
Posted by: Eric Jablow ||
04/21/2010 21:45 Comments ||
i have contended for many years that having McAfee is worse than getting a virus. some virii do not harm your system, and most can be successfully removed.
Posted by: abu do you love ||
04/21/2010 22:52 Comments ||
Lots of lawyers in Washington. Maybe Barney Frank will represent him. Democratic congress and fellow travelers have lots of other attorneys who could represent him as well. I suspect Geigo woke up and said hey, the Tea Party members are the kinds of people who are our policyholders.
A new type of speed cameras which can use satellites to measure average speed over long distances are being tested in Britain.
Does not Britain have more important things to spend limited funds on at the moment? Bullets and helicopters for the MoD, for example?
The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks.
The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was "probably geared up to zones in residential areas."
The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall.
The `SpeedSpike' system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with a base in Hampshire.
Details of the trials are contained in a House of Commons report. The company said in its evidence that the cameras enabled "number plate capture in all weather conditions, 24 hours a day". It also referred to the system's "low cost" and ease of installation.
The system could be used for "main road enforcement for congestion reduction and speed enforcement", and could help to "eliminate rat-runs" and cut speeds outside schools, it added. It could also reduce the need for speed humps.
The development of speed cameras has raised concerns about expanding state surveillance.
The Home Office said it was unable to comment on the trials because of "commercial confidentiality".
The AA said it would watch the system "carefully" but it did not believe there was anything sinister. "It is a natural evolution of the technology that is out there," a spokesman said. Oh heavens no. I'm sure that nobody would ever come along in the next 20 years and even think of doing something nefarious with this information.
The GPS technology enables the satellites to also shut down the ignition and lock doors and windows on equipped vehicles--Onstar does this in case of stolen vehicle. Surveillance and control is approaching frightening levels, especillay in a nation so concerned over "privvacy" and human rights.
Genesis 19:16-25 - 16 So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently. 19 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder. 20 The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 21 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, Go down, warn the people, so that they do not break through to the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.
skidmark---That is NOT me! Heh. Talk about playing with Gaia! When I hear of eruptions here, I have my tarps and stuff ready to cover my plane, if the wind shifts toward my airport.
There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but very few old and bold pilots.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
04/21/2010 18:50 Comments ||
I think correct pronunciation of Eyjafjallajokull is:
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
04/21/2010 18:54 Comments ||
Posted by: Frank G ||
04/21/2010 19:16 Comments ||
WEEKLY STANDARD > UNDER THE VOLCANOE [Norway's Tax-heavy Socialist Nanny-State has succeeded in creating a situation of NATIONAL = "UNIVERSAL"
"COLLECTIVIZED WANT" WHERE FEW IFF ANY IN NORWAY COMPLAINS ABOUT THEIR COMMON EQUALITY OF POVERTY = LOW STANDARDS OF LIVING.
Lest we fergit, 1990's NET > POST-COLD WAR RUSSIA > D *** NG IT, AT LEAST UNDER COMMUNISM ONE EACH AND EVERY SOVIET CITIZEN WAS PERMANENTLY POOR BUT OPTIMISTIC!
Note to Brit Generals...Obama said you're on your own. The old "we can rely upon the US to dig us out of any sticky situation" is not in the strategic cards anymore. So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish [and Chips].
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath,
Commander of the Order of the British Empire,
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath,
Commander of the Order of the British Empire,
Officer of the Order of the British Empire,
Aide de Camp General to HM the Queen
Mention in Despatches, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons and Life peer
That being said , hes forgotten whose who in todays world , and perhaps should just go back to writing books on prison reform
If i was in the cartel business I would be pretty worried by the zetas. Mad bunch of ex mil types trained in counter insurgency. Small but have the skill sets to seriously unbalance things , as gorb points out , they just want ms13 to stand by whilst they do their thing , prolly split territory and profits .. 5 years from now , i expect them to turn on ms13 too , then the fun will really start eh ?
This is an unholy alliance. Wouldn't it be interesting if some group like the Zetas with similiar skill sets were set up as a "Trojan Horse" group who just started taking out the leadership of these cartels--one by one. Oh well, enough of that fantasy for today. It was enjoyable for a moment while it lasted.
As wonderful as this would be, just remember, the polls show this pretty regularly, but when it comes time to vote, it's always the OTHER guys congress-critter. But, here's hoping the American people really do vote those bums out!
Ay-Pee . . . .
If Gov. Jan Brewer signs the bill into law, police would be required to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. And your problem is?
In the US, the word 'nazi' has degenerated into a simple pejorative much like the other 'n' word, used as a base insult when any exchange based upon reason has failed. Not to be confused with actual and original intent of National Socialism which is indeed existent and being actively practiced under the many guises of other names to hide its pedigree.
Mahoney is very well educated in the ways of feudalism. Free societies, not so much. Him and people like him are how the Catholic Church wound up being an enabling institution to a bunch of children-raping priests during this period.
To steal a phrase from Berthold Brecht, he's dissatisfied with the current people in this country, and wants them dissolved and to elect a new one. With more helots more accepting of abuse from the likes of him than we are.
Mahony is a gay leftist, famous for keeping pedophiles in his personal residence and vacationing with them, and wasting the Church's money on monuments to himself.
It will be a happy day when the Church learns how to avoid making such men bishops.
Correct me if wrong, but I don't think there were a whole lot of foreigners (of a different skin color) risking their lives to smuggle their way into Nazi Germany.
Posted by: Frozen Al ||
04/21/2010 11:18 Comments ||
P.S. I also don't remember a whole lot of people trying to sneak into the Iron Curtain.
Posted by: Frozen Al ||
04/21/2010 11:20 Comments ||
In Arizon we have a REAL problem with the border. Our Federal government is hiding from their constitutional requirement to defend our borders. Arizona is doing what they can to stem this assaul on our nation.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
04/21/2010 11:27 Comments ||
Mahoney is a dick. They are replacing him at the end of this year. He is responsible for sheltering paedophiles, pandering to the left, and massive liturgical deviance and abuses. He is a stain on Catholics. Benedict has replaced him with a far more conservative man and the leftists in the Catholic community are already squealing like the possessed pigs they are.
Posted by: No I am the other Beldar ||
04/21/2010 11:43 Comments ||
the leftists in the Catholic community are already squealing like the possessed pigs they are.
That was the possessed herd of swine in Gethsemane, other Beldar? I'm not up to speed on the New Testament, I'm afraid.
Mahoney is emblematic of the trash that started afflicting the Church in the 70's. The Archdiocese of LA is noted for its blatant heterodoxy that ofte crosses over into heresey, coddling of sacrelidge for the sake of political correctness, and in general leftist collectivist worldliness to the detriment of the spiritual lives of those in the archdoicese. He is gutless when it comes to defending the faith, and a coward when it comes to teaching in line with doctrine.
Mahoney has played host to some of the worst liturgical abuses like "liturgical dance", tribalism, and the introduction of some of the worst Church architecture ever seen. His massive spending on his residence and other wordly things is well known and has been ahrshly criticised.
He has defended pedophiles, failed to discipline sexually active homosexuals in the clergy and failed to speak out against active homosexuals in the laity.
This man is probably the worst Cardinal the Catholic Church has, and it will be good riddance when he departs.
The man replacing him, Archbishop Gomez of San Antonio was brought into the Bishopric by Archbishop Chaput of Denver. He has earned a reputation as a compassionate and orthodox Archbishop. If he follows Chaput, he will emphasize adherence to the magisterium of the Church, and attention to spirituality over worldliness for the clergy, and emphasize salvation for the flock he ministers.
I believe the liberals in LA are in for a shock, and this was simply one of Mahoney's parting shots of idiocy.
Since the demise of the Soviet Union, all socialism is national socialism. And arguably even prior to that, international socialism was mere pro forma rhetoric, cos thats what Marx said would happen.
Although the Cardinal is using national socialism as a meaningless perjorative.
OS, why can't the Pope just fire a clown as bad as this Cardinal appears to be?
In fact, I'm wondering why, as head of the church, he doesn't fire a lot of priests (and a few nuns) who appear even to a non-Christian like me to have broken their vows a hundred times over?
I know the church needs priests, but I can't see how so-called priests who don't even teach (or practice) the church's main tenents can be of any help in spreading the church's faith.
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut ||
04/21/2010 22:25 Comments ||
Bishops and Cardinals are generally appointed for life (only recently was there a mandatory retirement of 75 imposed). The amount of work and facts to be gathered for an ecclesiastical trial, as well as the years such a trial takes are enormous, and extremely difficult to achieve. For instance, even as bad as Mahoney has been, he has stayed close enough to the edge to be able to claim that we was "misunderstood" and bring doubt to anyone appointed for his inquisition. Short of being caught red handed or baldly heretical, its nearly impossible to pull a sitting Cardinal.
The reformation caused a lot of changes in papal authority in any realm other than doctrine and general policy, in the name of preventing the sorts of abuses that caused the 100 years war, the "Holy Roman Empire", the "Medici Popes", and other problems. Despite the Pope's preeminent public position in the world, he is still "First amongst equals" in terms of the charter of the Church, Bishop of Rome, and has constraints on things like that. For instance, he cannot relieve a priest on his own, it has to be done by the local bishop. And on top of that, there are various dicasteries that handle specific things, to make sure that the Catechism and Canon Law are properly followed in accordance with their biblical basis. Humans being humans, there are inevitable power struggles. The miracle is that the Church manages to right itself so well time after time.
The Catholic Church changes slowly for a reason - fast change has usually been very bad. Its the hurried changes of the 70's that are causing all the damage and making people resist fast change even to fix those mistakes unless its a return to orthodoxy and tradition (c.f. latin mass), so correcting the bad appointments of bad bishops is taking a while. This is one of the few flaws notable in Pope John Paul II's legacy: he appointed some pretty bad bishops in the late 70's through the 80's while he was fighting off liberation theology and communism.
"In Arizon we have a REAL problem with the border. Our Federal government is hiding from their constitutional requirement to defend our borders. Arizona is doing what they can to stem this assaul on our nation."
The Arizona House on Monday voted for a provision that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state's ballot when he runs for reelection. For some reason I think this legislation is already moot.
The House voted 31-22 to add the provision to a separate bill. The measure still faces a formal vote.
It would require U.S. presidential candidates who want to appear on the ballot in Arizona to submit documents proving they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.
Phoenix Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema said the bill is one of several measures that are making Arizona "the laughing stock of the nation."
Mesa Republican Rep. Cecil Ash said he has no reason to doubt Obama's citizenship but supports the measure because it could help end doubt.
AoS at 0820 CT: Let me remind our dear readers and commenters about Rantburg policy on this topic: Rantburg does not and will not permit the littering of our site with the 'birther' nonsense. Barack Obama is the legally elected 44th President of the United States. Those of us who oppose him (I feel safe in saying that that's a majority around here) do so because of the flaws we see in his policies, beliefs and character.
Rantburg will not permit comments that advocate the 'birther' foolishness. Don't even try.
Regardless of BO and all the hullaballoo surrounding this issue, it is not a bad idea to require a check each candidate to make sure he/she meets the basic requirements of the office during the filing for the office. This would eliminate a lot of the nonsense that is going on now. We tend to take it for granted that a candidate is qualified because his or her party puts them forth as a candidate.
How about a provision that would require a presidential candidate declare his having previously held "dual citizenship?"
Dual citizenship as a child is the choice of the parents. Dual citizenship as an adult should disqualify a candidate, in my opinion. Using one's other childhood passport to get around the laws of the nation where one lives demonstrates a serious character flaw, as well.
Using one's other childhood passport to get around the laws of the nation where one lives demonstrates a serious character flaw, as well. Trailing Wife
Using one's childhood passport (faithfully renewed every 5 years) to gain entry into US 'denied entry' country (Pakistan), or apply for US student scholarships might fall into your category as well TW. Not saying our dear leader would contemplate such an action of course.
I, for one, have NEVER understood the whole ongoing "birther" nonsense. The Constitution seems fairly straightforward on this matter. After the EC meets and decides, the courts have no say in the results. Only the Legislative branch's impeachment remedy would apply. Even if a "smoking gun" document is now found, does ANYBODY foresee that happening with the current makeup of the House and Senate?
In any case, "His Oneness" is looking more and more each day as describing the number of terms he will hold in office. Thank God!
Omolush de Medici1656, as I read the article, this only would only apply to Barack Obama -- and all other candidates -- should he run for reelection in the future, not retroactively to the 2008 election.
John, I know this is out-of-the-box, and I have very little to base this on, but my gut tells me he'll resign for medical reasons before being defeated in an election. His ego is just too large to handle national level rejection.
[Iran Press TV Latest] Anti-government protesters have cancelled demonstrations in capital city Bangkok due to what they have described as heavy military presence.
On Tuesday, thousands of heavily armed Thai security forces have been deployed in Silom financial district of Bangkok to prevent Red Shirt protesters from holding rallies. The Silom District is considered home to some of Thailand's largest companies.
"We are not going to mobilize to anywhere because there are too many soldiers on the street," said Nattawut Saikua, a leader of an opposition group that calls itself United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD).
Meanwhile, the Thai army has made explicit its determination to use live ammunition against "red-shirt" anti-government protesters under specific circumstances.
An army spokesman told a news briefing that troops were ready to use their weapons "decisively."
The Red Shirts are supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted in a bloodless military coup in 2006. They have been demanding for incumbent Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the parliament and call new elections.
Earlier this month, at least 25 people were killed and more than 850 others wounded in clashes between police and protesters.
Several weeks ago, Premier Abhisit announced a state of emergency in Bangkok and nearby areas.
[Straits Times] THE principal suspect in the Philippines' worst political massacre professed his innocence and endorsed a presidential candidate in a much-criticised press conference held in the capital's maximum-security jail.
'I know very well that I am not the perpetrator because I was in my town hall then,' Andal Ampatuan Jr., former mayor of a town in southern Maguindanao province, told a group of journalists.
Looking fresh and relaxed in a yellow shirt and arm band, Ampatuan endorsed Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., the opposition candidate who is leading in the polls ahead of the May 10 presidential elections.
Mr Aquino shrugged off the endorsement, saying he did not ask for it. His followers suspected it may have been a plot by the rivals of Mr Aquino, who is leading in popularity surveys, to sully his name by linking it to a crime suspect.
The news conference sparked condemnation and fueled accusations that the current government of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is favouring the powerful Ampatuan clan, which is suspected of plotting and carrying out the Nov. 23 massacre of 57 people.
'We condemn this in the strongest terms, this is so callous,' said Harry Roque, lawyer of the slain journalists. 'This is another indication that we cannot get justice under this administration.' The massacre was unprecedented in a country known for election violence and political killings that have claimed hundreds of lives in the past decade. Among the victims were more than 30 journalists and their staff - the deadliest known attack on media workers in the world. The killings elevated the Philippines to the top of a list of the world's most dangerous places for reporters.
[Straits Times] BORED bar girls have been abandoned by customers in Bangkok's notorious red-light district, now festooned with razor wire after armed troops descended to block anti-government protests.
The usual crowds of sex tourists, curious holidaymakers and expatriate regulars have evaporated from the Patpong nightlife strip, replaced by troops patrolling its neon-lit alleys armed with assault rifles.
'I've owned this bar for five years and this is the worst business ever,' said Pungpoyn Thambun, 40, at Kiss bar where only a handful of clients were watching women writhe on stage in bikinis. 'Because of the Red Shirts, many foreigners don't come here. Business is no good,' she said under the flashing disco lights. Me love you long time. You party?
Heavily armed Thai security forces swooped on central Bangkok on Monday, taking positions to block 'Red Shirt' protesters from bringing their month-long anti-government campaign to the capital's financial hub.
The troops spilled over into the nearby Patpong strip, which after dark is usually heaving with touts enticing passers-by into colourfully named go-go bars like Super Pussy and Bada Bing. I wouldn't think you'd have to entice any guy into a bar called Super Pussy...
It is also home to a famous night market, well patronised by tourists including families who spend the evening browsing the stalls of knock-off handbags and pirated DVDs. But on Monday night the market was closed and about half of the bars were shuttered as the intimidating knots of soldiers, rows of military trucks and piles of riot shields repelled the usual crowds.
Part of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Stevens, yesterday's decision about selling dogfighting videos (note the remarkable sentence in bold):
The Government thus proposes that a claim of categorical exclusion should be considered under a simple balancing test: Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.'
As a free-floating test for First Amendment coverage, that sentence is startling and dangerous. The First Amendment's guarantee of free speech does not extend only to categories of speech that survive an ad hoc balancing of relative social costs and benefits. The First Amendment itself reflects a judgment by the American people that the benefits of its restrictions on the Government outweigh the costs. Our Constitution forecloses any attempt to revise that judgment simply on the basis that some speech is not worth it. The Constitution is not a document prescribing limits, and declaring that those limits may be passed at pleasure.'
Roberts wrote the opinion. Alito was the lone dissenter.
More in-depth discussion of the decision by an actual 1st Amendment lawyer at the link (Volokh Conspiracy).
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut ||
04/21/2010 19:07 ||
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When will they apply such clear reasoning to the Second Amendment?
Penn State University's Michael Mann, one of the central figures in the Climategate scandal, has threatened legal action against Minnesotans for Global Warming (M4GW) over the group's popular satirical YouTube video Hide the Decline.' The No Cap-and-Trade Coalition, a group that includes M4GW, responded today at an event at the National Press Club, releasing Mann's threatening letter and an updated version of the Hide the Decline' video.
We understand why Michael Mann is eager to silence public discussion of the hockey stick scandal,' said Jeff Davis of No Cap-and-Trade, but truth is an absolute defense.'
The original Hide the Decline' video, which had more than 500,000 viewers, was removed today from YouTube by M4GW's Elmer Beauregard. It received national attention when Rush Limbaugh played it on his radio show and was later featured on CBS Evening News in the wake of the Climategate email scandal. Hide the Decline' parodied Mann, the Penn State professor who is largely responsible for the creation of the now debunked hockey stick' graph, which purported to show a dramatic spike in average global temperature during the 20th century after 900 years of relatively constant temperature.
The video spotlighted a phrase from one of the central Climategate' e-mails in which the University of East Anglia's Phil Jones explains how he used Mann's Nature trick' to hide the decline' of key temperature data. The hockey stick graph relied on hiding this decline.'
When asked why he removed the video, Beauregard said Right now, the last thing I need is a lawsuit. I can barely afford my electric bill.' Beauregard recently converted M4GW's world headquarters (a recreational vehicle parked in Northern Minnesota) from propane to wood heat. Mann should be glad to know that we don't burn fossil fuels anymore just trees,' said Beauregard.
Minnesotans for Global Warming did comply with Mann's cease and desist demand, taking the Hide the Decline' video down from their YouTube account and webpage. The No Cap and Trade Coalition unveiled a new video they're calling Hide the Decline 2,' however. It was screened at a press conference on April 20th and is available on YouTube and NoCapAndTrade.com.
If Doctor Mann decides to sue,' said Davis, we would welcome the opportunity to do legal discovery. I believe he's hiding more than just the decline.''
Litigation in the US is definitely a two edged sword. A good lawyer can find all kinds of interesting stuff in discovery.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
04/21/2010 2:44 Comments ||
Here's the new video. In your face, Michael. I'll bet if you sue anyone all they have to do would be to solicit donations and then it would be all over for you. Discovery would be a bi+ch for you on several fronts. Oh, and I noticed the old video is still there. Go get 'em!
"we would welcome the opportunity to do legal discovery. I believe he's hiding more than just 'the decline.'"
He may be betting that the Academic Grant Mill Consortium(tm) will do its best to protect him from federal prosecution for material that derives from such a discovery. However, like the scorpion and the frog his huberis won't be much of a shield against judicial contempt sanctions if he's caught lying in the process.
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.