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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Police Search For Dry Ice Bomb Suspect After 3 More Devices Found At LAX
[CBS]
Two of the four found unexploded outside the terminal near airplanes, so the lab johnnies have something more to work with. No harm done, no one hurt, but bombs set in restricted areas where special clearance is required. So the question must be asked: harmless practical joke or dry run for something worse?
Police are going with the disgruntled employee theory.
It's always easier to blame a disgruntled employee than fess up to a security breach...
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  there is an issue with some of the restricted areas,” Downing said. “They don’t have cameras, so this produces a bit of a challenge.”
Watch the passengers, don't watch the watchers.

I suspect one of the air 'meal' catering truck operators.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/16/2013 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Busted
an employee of a company that performs aircraft ground service
Posted by: Bobby || 10/16/2013 6:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Disgruntled employee? Isn't that the kind of person that shot up Ft. Hood according to the regime?
Posted by: AlanC || 10/16/2013 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  How do you get a lump of dry ice air-side?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/16/2013 10:09 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 How do you get a lump of dry ice air-side?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles 2013-10-16 10:09

...carried it in via underwear concealment. Prepping for sexual reassignment surgery...or, maybe a cool-pak lunchbox...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 10/16/2013 11:30 Comments || Top||

#6  This has nothing to do with a "Bomb", it's a simple bang and not loud or destructive, they're over reacting and definitely over-charging.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/16/2013 11:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Try one in a sheet metal mailbox RJ, see if it's real blood or merely red dye.

Posted by: Shipman || 10/16/2013 11:54 Comments || Top||

#8  A dry ice bomb is nothing compared to an ice-nine bomb.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/16/2013 12:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Try one in a sheet metal mailbox RJ, see if it's real blood or merely red dye.

Or a metal trashcan, like in the restrooms.

Or on the tarmac, where someone might pick it up to prevent FOD.

they're over reacting and definitely over-charging.

It's an airport. You know, with aircraft and passengers. If "it's a simple bang and not loud or destructive:, what happens when it eventually is "loud and destructive"? Are you going to complain about lousy airport security?

Odds are, you will.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/16/2013 14:26 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Varmits chew into Detroit mortuary business.
[Breitbart] DETROIT -- An autopsy is expected on the remains of a Detroit man who police say was partly devoured by an animal, zombie, or something in his home.

The Detroit Free Press reports Tuesday that part of the man's leg was chewed off. The badly decomposed body was found Monday afternoon on the city's northwest side by infrequently visiting relatives.

Sgt. Michael Woody says the body's condition makes it difficult to determine if he died of natural causes or from foul play.

Woody also says investigators aren't sure if a dog or another animal gnawed on the remains.

Thousands of stray dogs reportedly roam Detroit's streets, living in vacant houses and buildings. But raccoons, opossums and other wild creatures are finding refuge in the city which has lost more than one million people since the 1950s.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...I've seen this movie. SyFy, I think....

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/16/2013 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  hopefully they do the autopsy before he reanimates
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2013 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Unfortunately this type of thing will continue until animals have access to food stamps.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2013 10:37 Comments || Top||

#4  I wouldn't want to be around a pack of angry raccoons when their EBT cards stop working.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/16/2013 14:41 Comments || Top||

#5  .....so not a follow-up on Kilpatrick.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2013 17:01 Comments || Top||


Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Booed at Gun Show
[Breitbart] As Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly were introduced at a gun show in upstate New York over the weekend, the sound of light applause was interrupted with boos.
Gun show producers, what were they thinking ?
Wonder if it was a set-up, and whether it was done to help burnish Kelly/Giffords street cred with the NPR tote-bag crowd...
It appears that even after making it clear they plan to be the anti-NRA in 2014, Giffords and her husband wanted to attend a gun show to continue to project the image that they are average American gun owners like the rest of us.

Gun show attendees did not seem to buy it.
Proving once again that upstaters are VERY different than NYC folk.
The Aypee reported the boos, and said there were also persons who picketed the appearance of Giffords and her husband by holding signs emblazoned with a swastika that read, "Gun control made the Holocaust possible."

One of the persons picketing said, "I believe this is a publicity stunt for Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords. They say they're Second Amendment supporters, I don't believe they are."
Nor does anyone else.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When I think NPR street cred, I think Brookline, Mass...
Posted by: Raj || 10/16/2013 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  I think they are typical of liberals. They want to own guns but want to restict everyone else.

I am sure the guy who started the booing was waving a Conferate flag but really works for the southern poverty center.
Posted by: airandee || 10/16/2013 9:12 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Special Needs Middle Schooler Suspended for Cartoon-Like Drawing of Bomb
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/16/2013 10:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


Economy
Texas Leads in (Green) Wind Power
With little fanfare, Texas is just weeks away from wrapping up a nearly $7 billion effort to add vast amounts of wind power to its energy grid.
Texas, you recall, has its' won energy grid - east part, west part, and Texas part.
By the end of December, developers expect to flip the switch on the final electrical transmission projects built under the state's Competitive Renewable Energy Zone, or CREZ, initiative -- the yearslong effort to connect windy, largely secluded West Texas to growing cities that demand more power.
Was (the late) House Speaker Jim Wright from west Texas? Is his wind still blowing around?
Once finished, the build-out will stretch nearly 3,600 miles and will be able to send 18,500 megawatts of wind power across the state. That's about 50 percent more capacity than is currently installed in Texas -- the country's leader in wind energy production -- and more than three times as much as any other state.
But...Texas is a RED state. How can they lead in wind power when Harry and Nancy are a thousand miles away?
The new transmission projects don't run cheap. Texans will eventually shell out $6.8 billion to finance the project update released this week by the PUC. Electric ratepayers will bear the burden, but the commission has approved CREZ fees from just three transmission service companies, with other filings winding through the system. The new fees will likely add several dollars to a residential customer's monthly bill.

The projects' estimated price tag has changed little over the past two years, but it is far higher than the $4.93 billion projection made in 2008. Inflation drove some of that increase, while the projects' changing shape was a bigger factor. In calculating the original estimate, researchers assumed the power lines would follow the most direct routes. As the process played out, however, regulators minimized intrusion by redrawing the routes to follow fences or roads. Those decisions added more than 600 miles of power lines that weren't originally planned.
Ah, regulators - making everybody happy by making everybody pay more!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/16/2013 13:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  driven by, among other things

- a 2 cents per kwh federal subsidy (tax offset)

- a complicated State subsidy that isn't easily calculated

- heavy support from Texas farmers and ranchers who lease out their 'wind' to power companies

- complicated regulatory mandates which are directly borne by power companies and indirectly by the customers of such companies
Posted by: lord garth || 10/16/2013 14:09 Comments || Top||

#2  No place is perfect.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/16/2013 15:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Texas Leads in (Green) Wind Power

...and dead eagles, no doubt. Here in Californy, you can slaughter untold masses of eagles with your giant fans, but woe be on the poor soul who finds an eagle feather on the ground and puts it in its pocketses.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra || 10/16/2013 15:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Wind power = pure rent-seeking.

A subsidy to land-owners via electricity consumers.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/16/2013 19:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Texas has lots of wind and not many eagles. And land is cheap. Not the worst place to spend money on wind power.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/16/2013 20:29 Comments || Top||


Europe
Polish Muslims drop Eid sacrifice amid protests
[Al Ahram] Poland's Mohammedan community decided Tuesday to refrain from the ancient tradition of animal sacrifice for the Eid al-Adha holiday amid protests by animal rights activists and a controversial ban on halal slaughter.

"For the first time in hundreds of years, there was no ritual slaughter here today for the Eid feast," Michal Adamowicz, a front man for the community, said Tuesday in the Mohammedan Tatar village of Bohoniki, eastern Poland.

The country's top Mohammedan leader, Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz, said his community was suffering a "witch hunt" as activists protested against halal slaughter near a small wooden mosque in the village, where other Mohammedans appeared ready to slaughter sheep.

Several hundred descendants of Mohammedan Tatars, who arrived in Poland three centuries ago, live in the area.

Mohammedan and Jewish ritual slaughter was banned in overwhelmingly Catholic Poland on 1 January after the Constitutional Court deemed it incompatible with animal rights legislation.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can't they just sacrifice a (rubber) chicken like Cerrano did in Major League?
Posted by: Raj || 10/16/2013 0:27 Comments || Top||


Georgia Says Former Defense Minister Detained in France
[An Nahar] French authorities have tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
a former Georgian defense minister wanted in his homeland on corruption charges, Georgia's interior ministry said Tuesday.

Davit Kezerashvili, a close ally of outgoing president Mikheil Saakashvili, was detained Monday in Gay Paree and is set to face an extradition hearing to determine whether he should be sent back to the Caucasus nation.

"The French prosecutor's office is currently conducting legal procedures," Georgia's interior ministry said in a statement.

Georgia's ambassador to La Belle France, Ekaterine Siradze-Delaunay, said Kezerashvili was tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
on Monday and placed in jug in Aix en Provence, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Marseille.

"I do not know when he arrived in La Belle France or whether he resides in La Belle France," Siradze-Delaunay told Agence La Belle France Presse.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Election tribunals yet to decide 400 complaints
[Dawn] Four months since they were set up, none of the 14 election tribunals across the country has adjudicated upon a single complaint against alleged poll rigging in the 2013 general elections. Some 400 such complaints are pending in the tribunals.

The law requires the tribunals to decide the cases within 120 days, but this has never happened in the electoral history of the country.

This time there were hopes that the cases would be adjudicated upon within the stipulated period as the tribunals comprised retired judges who were to hear the cases on day-to-day basis free from the pressure of routine judicial workload.

Five election tribunals were appointed in Punjab and three each in the other provinces on June 3. These tribunals comprising retired district and sessions judges have been drawing salaries equivalent to BPS-22 officers since May 1, 2013, but have not decided a single case.

Only two of the total three tribunals in Sindh have reached the stage of ordering biometric verification of voters in around eight constituencies in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
and Sukkur.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


High court seeks fresh report on rape case
[Dawn] The Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed the Pakpattan district and sessions judge to file a fresh report related to the police report under Section 173 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) before the trial court regarding the gang rape of a girl.

According to a handout issued on Tuesday, the LHC sought a report from the district and sessions judge within a week in order to get the investigation of the case done in a transparent manner.

The handout says the alleged rape victim, a resident of village 25-EB, went to Arifwala with the suspect to get financial assistance of the Benazir Income Support Programme. The suspect took her to some unidentified place where he along with two other accomplices raped her.

After cognizance of the LHC Complaint Cell on administrative side, the district and sessions judge submitted that the police started the paperwork but haven't done much else against the suspects declaring them innocent.

"But the complainant is completely dissatisfied with the investigation of the case as well as conduct of the investigation officer," says the handout.

It says: "The police claimed holding of investigations fairly. The victim could not substantiate her allegations against the nominated accused. However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
the police record reveals that the victim was medically examined after a lapse of two days and the samples were obtained by the concerned medical officer for chemical examination as well as DNA test. But without receiving the reports, local police declared the suspects innocent merely on the basis of circumstantial evidence, which cannot be called fair investigation."

The sessions judge observed that the investigation officer should have waited for the report and then in the light of that report, he could form any definite opinion regarding innocence of the culprits.

The judge has directed the Pakpattan district police officer to take notice of the incident as well as the defective investigation and to proceed against the investigation officer in accordance with law.

The complaint cell has directed the Pakpattan D&SJ to immediately comply with the orders regarding submission of a fresh report within a week."
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Recovered body that of missing Singapore model: police
[Dawn] The body of a girl who had been found dead in a ditch on the edge of Islamabad on Monday has been identified as a model and beauty queen from Singapore, police said on Tuesday.

Fehmina Chaudhry, 27, a Singapore-based model originally from Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, went missing last Thursday while visiting Islamabad to buy property, police said.

"Police locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
the real estate broker and after interrogation, he told officers that he had murdered the model and dumped her body in a stream at the outskirts of the city," Islamabad police front man Muhammad Naeem told AFP.

Her promoter in Pakistain, Asif Hashmi confirmed Chaudhry's death, and said she was married with a son and a daughter.

"She was a dedicated philanthropist and she was planning to set up a fashion school in Pakistain," Hashmi said, adding that she had won several beauty contests.

The officer leading the investigation, Yasir Afridi, said Chaudhry's mother had contacted her for the last time on the evening of October 10, after which she received a text message saying her daughter had been kidnapped.

"She used to visit Pakistain often to see her mother and was staying at a private hotel in Islamabad where she came to buy real estate for her mother," Yasir said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:


Science & Technology
Honey, I Shrunk the Nuclear Reactor
h/t Instapundit
America’s nuclear industry isn’t healthy. Thanks to the rise of cheap shale energy, four nuclear plants have closed so far this year. Older reactors can’t compete with today’s energy market conditions, but a new generation of nuclear technology promises to breathe new life into the industry. NuScale Power has plans to shrink containment vessels down to just two-fifths the height and an eighth of the diameter of industry standards. It’s a move that reflects a potential sea change in nuclear power: smaller, cheaper, less powerful reactors that would compose a more distributed (and therefore more robust) energy network. And, as the New York Times reports, these new reactors would be safer:
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2013 02:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unfortunately, they are not 50% less scary to most of the public and the media pit bulls. No disrespect to the canine breed intended.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/16/2013 6:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Exactly, Bobby. If the global warming alarmists were sincere, they would back this. Nuclear reactors produce zero CO2. Instead,they hear "nuclear" and all they can think is "EVIL!".
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/16/2013 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  As said times before, as per OWG-NWO = Space Govt-Order, so-called "Green Techs" is for those humans whom stay behind on Old Earth or other Planet while the "Nuclear Techs" + higher is used for deep space travel [trade?] + exploration, TO INFINITY + BEY-O-O-O-O-N-D.

["MACHETE KILLS AGAIN ...IN SPACE" SEXY SLINKY ONE-EYED BATTLE BABE MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ = "EAT DEATH LASER, SPACE BITCHES!" here].
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/16/2013 20:33 Comments || Top||


Posted by: Bobby || 10/16/2013 05:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "He doesn't know his history,"

Yes, well, most history has been shoved down the Orwellian Memory Hole. People rely upon memory now rather than the true written record. Victim studies have replaced history in school and academia. So, buckle up people, we're in for a rocky ride in making the same mistakes humans and society have made for several thousand years because no one who has their hands on the levers of power in this society has learned those hard lessons through appreciative study. We and our progeny are about to repeat the process all over again.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2013 8:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey! What happened to my article? Apparently, P2k read it!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/16/2013 11:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Awesome MOD work!
LOL classic.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/16/2013 11:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Can you re-post it in the comments, Bobby, in case it's really lost?
Posted by: Barbara || 10/16/2013 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Three min hate has just begin
Have you had your Victory Gin?
Served with olives ftw
It's halal, by the Prophet!
Posted by: Captain Ebbolurt9464 || 10/16/2013 12:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Captain Ebbolurt9464

Lost my sometime snack.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/16/2013 12:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Best article ever, Bobby.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 10/16/2013 14:45 Comments || Top||

#8  There was no article Barb, and Bobby is under going reeducation to make him more sensitive to the needs of real history.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/16/2013 15:19 Comments || Top||

#9  konFess Bobby, ur ve shaltz cum fer yur ozzer postz.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2013 16:57 Comments || Top||



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Wed 2013-10-16
  Syria fighting rages on despite Muslim holiday
Tue 2013-10-15
  Boko Haram 'kills 24 Nigerian vigilantes in ambush'
Mon 2013-10-14
  Key Syria opposition group refuses Geneva peace talks
Sun 2013-10-13
  Tunisian Forces Clash with Jihadists
Sat 2013-10-12
  US troops capture a senior Pakistan Taliban leader in Afghanistan
Fri 2013-10-11
  Libya PM 'Freed' after Several Hours Held by Militia, Calls for Calm
Thu 2013-10-10
  Libyan Prime Minister Zeidan kidnapped by gunmen
Wed 2013-10-09
  Egypt Strips Muslim Brotherhood of NGO Status
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  Egypt: Huge Explosion Hits Security HQ In Sinai
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  SEAL Strike on Shaboob Big Turban Fails in Somalia
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  Abu Anas al-Libi snatched
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  Boko Haram: 186 killed, 15 arrested as Military raids insurgents' camp in Yobe
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