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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Six women rape man to death
His fame and financial breakthrough pushed him
reluctantly, no doubt
into having up to six wives. His love for sex equally contributed to his patronage of the most beautiful girls in Ugbugbu Owukpa, Ogbadibo Local government area of Benue State where a man who was identified as Uroko Onoja was allegedly raped to death by his 6 jealous wives in the early hour of Tuesday.
I thought Mo said the limit was 4.
And now we know why...
Trouble started on tuesday morning, precisely 3 am when Uroko returned from Ochanja, a popular joint in the small community of Ugbugbu and headed to the room of his youngest wife. The other wives who according to the youngest wife, Odachi had a meeting before Uroko returned home invaded her room with knives and sticks, demanding that their husband have sex with all of them at once.
That sounds like fun
Uroko who resisted their attack was overpowered by the women who ordered that the sex march begin with the youngest wife and to continue in that order to the top.

Our correspondent reported that Uroko stopped breathing when the fifth woman
See, see? That's why the limit is four. Nobody listens though, do they...
was making her way to the bed. "Suddenly, my husband stopped breathing,
"Elizabeth, it's the big one!"
and they all ran out, still laughing,
This guy had endurance.
but when they saw that I could not resuscitate him,
sux to be last
they all ran into the forest.

Uroko whose body has been deposited in a nearby Mortuary was until his death one of the famous persons in the village. According to most young people in the community, he was a philanthropist who had contributed positively to the growth of the community.
Apparently the Nigerians acquired a taste for understament form their British colonisers
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 07/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cruel and unusual? You decide.
Posted by: Perfesser || 07/26/2012 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  In The Villages, one must pace one's self.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2012 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  The makers of erectile dysfunction supplements are not amused to have to add another warning to their labels.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2012 8:35 Comments || Top||

#4  I'd prefer to be chased off a cliff by topless women.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/26/2012 8:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Explain to me how this is possible.

Oh, and the obligatory 'pictures or it never happened'.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/26/2012 13:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Now that's a way to file a life insurance claim. You can't argue that these wives weren't due their matrimonial privileges. He should have put them all to work ... they obviously had too much time to dream up a good scheme. Hahahaha!
Posted by: Raider || 07/26/2012 13:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Uroko who resisted their attack was overpowered by the women who ordered that the sex march begin with the youngest wife and to continue in that order to the top.

Thought he had already, ahem had been with the younger wife. Continue in that order to the top? Does that mean by age or seniority?

Heaven and hell at the same time? I don't believe that would be something I'd want to be involved in despite some youthful fantasies which have long gone. As Bright Pebbles said: Off the cliff with topless women chasing me.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/26/2012 14:47 Comments || Top||

#8  "Off the cliff with topless women chasing me"

and I ain't runnin' too fast so they catches me a bit.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/26/2012 15:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Yep, that's the way I would want to go, no messing around, heh!
Posted by: Tarzan Spairt4671 || 07/26/2012 17:43 Comments || Top||

#10  "Explain to me how this is possible."

His fame and financial breakthrough pushed him
into having up to six wives

He could afford those drugs which come with the warning about erection lasting more than 'x' hours to seek medical attention. Most likely being kept occupied for that time rather than getting medical attention broke something.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2012 23:01 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Greek athlete ousted - No free speech at Olympic games
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe she console herself with a meal at Chick-fil-a, just not in Boston or Chicago.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2012 8:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Greece missed an opportunity to expose the hypocracy. They should have pulled the entire team and gone home!

Truett and Dan Cathy don't need Boston or Chicago stores, they have a thriving business which employs thousands of Americans. Here is but one example of what these outstanding Americans are made of:

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2012 9:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Don Rickles could never be in the Olympics.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 07/26/2012 11:38 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't know much about the differnt parties in Greece, and don't trust the MSM labels much, but the comment that got her ousted seemed incredibly tame to me.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2012 14:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah, its not even close to something like; its too bad the iranians will not show up to events with Israelis, now the shitbirds will not have homemade food.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/26/2012 16:23 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
First person believed to be cured of AIDS
Posted by: Large Darling of the Antelope3345 || 07/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Because safe sex was just too complicated. still I'm happy to hear it, if its true.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2012 14:33 Comments || Top||

New HALO record
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When he can conduct a HAHO (high altituge high opening) circumvention of the globe... then I'll be impressed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2012 9:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Felix can jump from a baloon at 90,000 ft but the police put a stop to anything fun because it "isn't safe"?
How does that work?
Posted by: Gling Tojo5185 || 07/26/2012 11:57 Comments || Top||

#3  OK, raise your hands: when you saw HALO, how many thought parachutes and how many thought video games?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2012 12:45 Comments || Top||

#4  How is 90,000 higher than 102,900. This article does not compute.
Posted by: Lowspark || 07/26/2012 14:29 Comments || Top||

#5  How is 90,000 higher than 102,900

We're the NewsMedia®, so we make up our own rules about what is factual.
Posted by: Talking Head || 07/26/2012 15:24 Comments || Top||

#6  I had a chance for a billet with a unit that required me to be HALO qualified.

I went to HALO school and the experience scared the living crap out of me. The third jump, the night jump at operational altitude just gave me the twitches. My hat is off to the guys that do that routinely although I think they need serious therapy and/or confinement in cages or padded rooms.

I still have nightmares about those freaking night jumps we had to do for HALO school..........
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 07/26/2012 15:27 Comments || Top||

#7  A "Sky God" named Bill Clinton, how strange is that. :-)
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2012 16:03 Comments || Top||

#8  He was on TV last night. He is shooting for a jump from 25 miles. Hopes to break the sound barrier on the way down
Posted by: texhooey || 07/26/2012 17:27 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Transportation Research Board buys into Climate Change
Published in Scientific American, which I stopped reading when I noticed every single article bashed Bush. The slide continues.
From polluting exhaust spewed from tailpipes to caved-in roadways due to extreme weather, transportation and climate change have an intimate and insidious relationship, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) has outlined in a new paper.

"It's particularly timely now because we're seeing so many weather phenomena, from heat records to wildfires and severe droughts," said Cynthia Burbank, vice president of the global infrastructure consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff and an author of the document.
Why yes, the local weatherman says this is the hotest summer ever. Well, at least since the 1930's.
Based on studies by TRB and the National Academy of Sciences, the paper released last week is designed to be a succinct resource for professionals in the field on how transportation contributes to and is affected by climate change.
Or weather extremes.
The Science Is Settled "It's obvious now that the climate is changing, so it's a good time to get [the information] in front of transportation folks to help them understand the climate issue, what is transportation's role in it, and what can be done to both adapt to a changing climate and reduce the impact," she said.

Transportation is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, at nearly 30 percent of the total output. It's also an area ripe for improvement.
Expecially in Asia, where two-cycle motorbikes are everywhere, really dirty, and not too hard to convert to cvleaner four-cyle engines.
Later this summer, the Obama administration is on track to finalize a 54.5 mpg fleetwide fuel economy standard for 2025. That policy and support for research on alternative fuels will make substantial inroads in reducing transportation emissions, said Burbank.
Excellent! Now can we move on to solve the poverty problem?
But with little to no movement on climate change legislation in Congress, the responsibility to tackle transportation's contribution has fallen on state and local leaders. And action depends largely on whether the public and elected officials understand climate change and think it's a high-priority issue, said Burbank.
Most states don't have enough in their coffers to care about spending more on climate change.
In recent years, U.S. transportation infrastructure has taken a beating from extreme weather. Record-level flooding in 2010 and last year washed out roadways in Tennessee, Rhode Island, Iowa and Wisconsin, for instance. And in Vermont, Tropical Storm Irene turned sections of Route 107 into gaping holes.

Intense weather also disrupts and delays mass transit and freight networks, leaving its mark in economic loss.
But that damage only started when the Hocky Stick Effect came into play!
Floods, rain and high winds aren't the only concerns. Just outside Washington, D.C., three Metro cars derailed earlier this month near the West Hyattsville station when air temperatures spiked above 95 degrees Fahrenheit, causing a "heat kink" in which the tracks got so hot they buckled.
This is not an uncommon occurence with continuous welded rail and is related to temperature and poor maintenance practices, not climate change. But how would the Transportation Research Board know anything about welded rail? Maybe the rail guys didn't peer-review the paper?
While nearly all state and local transportation departments are addressing infrastructure adaptation in some way, certain states, such as Washington, Oregon, California and Massachusetts, are also taking on climate mitigation.
I guess they got plenty of money.
Reducing the number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is the most effective way to lower emissions, and transportation pricing is the best way to reduce VMT, said Burbank.
Just raise the price of gas! Add some more tax! The poor people can go on welfare or walk.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/26/2012 05:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Some years ago a lot of people in the TRB community were hoping to use carbon trading to extract $$$ from taxpayers to fund more infrastructure.

that failed

the next step was to claim that climate change will create problems that need to be fixed by more taxpayer $$$

that failed

the response was this ridiculous cry for attention
Posted by: lord garth || 07/26/2012 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  "They may be in states where the simple minded, naive public is skeptical ... but they're seeing the impacts, too," said Burbank.

But here at the TRB, we know best.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2012 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  ScAm became OpEd years ago, perhaps decades.

Wait..weren't the democrats hoping for North Carolina to get demolished by a hurricane so to create jobs? Good thing there are not heat records or drought so we can turn farmland into biodoggles.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/26/2012 10:15 Comments || Top||

#4  The sky is falling!
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 07/26/2012 11:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Cut off retail sales of petroleum, turn off the lights, go back to drinking muddy water & sleeping in hollow logs, the ultimate goal of the climate changeists.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/26/2012 11:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, after I read a ScAm article on medical trauma response (and how quick response saves lives) that trailed off into a rant about gun control, I dumped the subscription.

That kinda crap I can get for free.
Posted by: mojo || 07/26/2012 16:12 Comments || Top||

#7  The American Society of Civil Engineers has picked up a similar NYT story and linked it on their daily "SmartBrief" -

Top Story - U.S. infrastructure shows strain from extreme weather

The steel and concrete that comprise roads, highways and rail tracks across the country are showing signs of strain due to extreme heat, as is the power grid. This has highlighted the need to change how infrastructure systems are built to be able to withstand the intense changes in weather patterns. "We’re living in an era of assessment, not yet in an area of adaptation," said David Behar, climate program director for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/25)

Intense changes, eh? Hyperbole, perhaps?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/26/2012 16:31 Comments || Top||

#8  In regards to transportation infrastructure the “adaptation” model sounds reasonable. It’s the “mitigation” model that’s a complete waste of time and money – and a major pain in the ass.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 07/26/2012 19:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Actually the condition of highways, transit rolling stock and transit fixed rail is better as of the most recent compilations than they were 10 years ago and 10 years ago they were better than 20 years ago.

What is worse is traffic congestion and transit on time performance. In the former the problem is that capacity isn't being added fast enough, in the latter, the problem is difficult to pin down but a lot of people think it is do to problematic management of transit operators.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/26/2012 19:27 Comments || Top||

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