While being chased by a cop, a Connecticut man allegedly threw a parrot at his uniformed pursuer, who was bit on the hand when trying to shield himself from the feathered projectile. Sick him, Spike! Oh wait. You're a bird. Truly a flying projectile...
Luis Santana, 32, was arrested Tuesday night on several charges, including assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, and animal cruelty. Bird Brain, a bit better than a bugwit.
A patrolman responding to a call about a fight encountered Santana on a Waterbury street around 10 PM. When Santana bolted, bird in hand, which is worth two in the bush
Officer Gary Kichar gave chase. Unhand that bird! Hokay.
While fleeing, Santana turned and threw the white parrot at Kichar's head. When the cop raised his hand to protect himself, the bird bit his finger. Ow! Is Alfred Hitchcock around? I've been bitten by a Parrot! I bet some Pirate is missing his Pa
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Anyone else think Monty Python when they read this?
A friend of mine used to have a large parrot that would sit on his shoulder. Occasionally the parrot would bend down and remove the buttons on my friend's shirt with surgical precision. I suppose a large parrot could do the same with a nose, fingers, or ear lobes.
[Huffpoo] A Belgian man who was born a woman has died by legal euthanasia after his sex change operations left him with "unbearable psychological suffering." Nathan, born Nancy Verhelst, died on Monday afternoon, Belgium's Het Laatste Nieuws reported. Speaking to the newspaper hours before his death, the 44-year-old described a troubled childhood. Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst killed self died on Monday afternoon Blaming his childhood and parents at 44 was he ?
He said: "While my brothers were celebrated, I got a storage room above the garage as a bedroom. 'If only you had been a boy,' my mother complained. I was tolerated, nothing more." We refer to them as bonus rooms, they're rather handy.
Verhelst had hormone therapy in 2009 and a mastectomy and surgery to construct a penis in 2012 but said "none of these operations worked as desired." Nothing beats OEM, and OEM only lasts so many miles.
"I was ready to celebrate my new birth," he told the newspaper. "But when I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be... a monster. " Imagine that, breasts that fail "expectations" and a non-compliant penis.
Following his death, his mother spoke to the newspaper on Wednesday, to say Verhelst's "Death does not bother me. I feel no sorrow, no doubt or remorse. We never had a bond which therefore could not be broken." But I now have a new sewing room....
The euthanasia was carried out by cancer specialist Wim Distelmans, who last year administered lethal injections to congenitally deaf twins who feared there were also going blind. Slow oncology day eh Wim old boy ?
[TPM Livewire] A 50-year-old Palm Bay, Fla. man suffered extensive second-degree burns on Tuesday when he accidentally lit himself on fire while setting up a Halloween display that involved a wooden cross, candles, and gasoline, according to Florida Today. Police described the incident as a "prank." I blame Visiting Angels. The archangel Michael is reputed to have a sense of humor...
"It started as some kind of prank apparently and involved a wooden cross," Yvonne Martinez, a spokesperson for the Palm Bay Police Department, told Florida Today. "We don't know if he was trying to light the cross or the candles but when he did, his clothes caught fire." I've seldom resorted to using petrol to light a candle, just say'n. Since he's an archangel, you can't really call his sense of humor 'wicked.'
The man, identified as Ron 'Sparky' Nielson, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center's burn unit for treatment, and his condition was not publicly known on Wednesday. Whatever his condition, it is no doubt painful. The word 'broiled' springs to mind...
"He was conscious and alert but he had second-degree burns over 40 to 50 percent of his body, including his chest, arms, upper torso," Martinez said. Better luck next year Ron. ... when it's time for 'bobbing for French fries'...
[An Nahar] Angolan soldiers have invaded the southwest of the neighboring Republic of Congo in pursuit of rebels and allegedly taken Congolese troops hostage, local sources said Thursday.
Last weekend, the Angolan troops entered the region of Kimongo, a main town in the Niari district, and took charge of five places including the border post, a local resident and a journalist told AFP.
"They have been there since Sunday and claim they have come to occupy an area that belongs to them. We may consider this as a problem of them not knowing where the frontier lies," said Christian Samuel Sansa, an officer in the paramilitary police based in Dolisie, Congo's second military region.
Congolese troops who were dispatched from Dolisie to Kimongo were reported to have been kidnapped and led over the border into Angola.
"Our soldiers were taken hostage. Up to this morning (Thursday), things haven't changed, so they are still in the hands of the Angolan army," said Hermann Bouess, another local journalist.
"Among the placed in durance vile You have the right to remain silent... soldiers, there are a colonel and a captain," Bouess said, adding that the "Angolan troops were pursuing (rebels) of the Front for the Liberation of the Cabinda Enclave (FLEC) on to Congolese territory, which they use as a rear base."
Colonel Sansa confirmed this report, but could not say how many Congolese soldiers had been taken, while a source in the military general staff refused to comment on the affair.
"The consuls of Angola in Dolisie and of the Congo in Angola are talking to the respective authorities of the two countries to find a way out of this situation," Sansa told AFP.
Angola's Cabinda province is an exclave that borders on Congo to the north, while being separated from the rest of Angola to the south by a sliver of territory belonging to the 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 aka 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... Though small, Cabinda accounts for much of Angola's oil production, which makes the country the second largest exporter in Africa. The FLEC and other separatist rebel movements have fought Angolan troops since independence in 1975.
The Congo Republic, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have signed a non-aggression pact and in 1997, Angolan troops helped President Denis Sassou Nguesso to fight his way back to power in a civil war.
[An Nahar] Cameroonian President Paul Biya's ruling party, in power for three decades, kept its grip on a massive parliamentary majority by sweeping up 148 of 180 seats, official election results showed Thursday.
However despite the victory, Biya's Cameroonian People's Democratic Movement (RDPC) lost five politicians compared to the 153 seats held previously.
Biya, 80, has ruled the central African nation since 1982, having taken steps to prolong his time in office, and his party is often accused by the opposition of electoral fraud and using state funds to finance election campaigns.
The Social Democratic Front (SDP) remains the main opposition party, and won 18 seats in the September 30 election, two more than held previously.
The RDPC also won a crushing victory in local elections held on the same day.
More than 40 submissions were made to the Supreme Court seeking the partial annulment of the vote, none of which were successful.
The government announced campaign funding totaling 1.7 billion CFA francs ($3.5 million, 2.6 million euros) and recently made half that sum available to parties contesting the election.
[An Nahar] The Pentagon said Thursday it plans to sell Washington's Gulf allies Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and the United Arab Emirates $10.8 billion worth of missiles and munitions, including "bunker-buster" bombs.
The move follows a series of U.S. weapons deals in recent years that have bolstered the air power and missile arsenals of Gulf states, which view Iran as a menacing rival with nuclear ambitions.
The pending sale comes as the United States and five other major powers pursue high-stakes diplomacy on Iran's disputed nuclear program, with talks this week portrayed as positive by both sides.
Officials said the Defense Department notified Congress this week of the planned deal that will provide a thousand bunker-buster GBU-39 bombs to the Saudis and 5,000 to the UAE.
The sale will also include sophisticated air-launched cruise missiles that can hit targets from a long distance.
The weapons are designed for use by U.S.-made F-15 and F-16 fighter jets previously purchased by Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... and the UAE, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
In 2010, Israel bought the same bunker-buster "precision-guided glide bombs," fueling speculation that it was preparing for potential pre-emptive air strikes against underground nuclear sites in Iran.
The proposed sales "will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States" by improving the security of friendly countries that remain forces for "stability," the DSCA said.
The Saudis do buy a lot of military hardware. But they park it out in the sand or store it in warehouses and there simply aren't any Saudi troops to USE any of it.
It just sits there waiting for an expiration date.
There really IS no Saudi military trained and prepared to USE any of it. And you have to seriously consider the fact that the Saudi are the worst soldiers in the world. We should sell them eye makeup actually. When you see two Abdrool and Muckmud sergeants holding hands while sucking down some falafel you know that army is in trouble.
Moslems produce Baghdad Bobs. Its just so Islamic. Islam..yeah, burning down a girl's school is all their soldiers are good for.
[Dawn] A British citizen of Pakistani origin ... which is not the same as somebody named Nigel or Clive...
has been found guilty of trafficking a young girl into the UK, enforcing her into slavery and repeatedly raping her for over a decade, British media reported. And nobody noticed, natch.
Ilyas Ashar, 84 and wife Tallat Ashar, 68, bought brought a young deaf and mute girl, aged 10, from Pakistan in 2000 and kept her at their home in Eccles, Salford, as a domestic slave.
A Manchester court on Wednesday heard that the girl trafficked from Pakistan was repeatedly violated by Ashar while compelled to work in slavery.
Ilyas was found guilty of 13 counts of rape against the girl who is now in her 20s. According to earlier reports, the girl described how she was allegedly hit with a rolling pin while forced to work for no money, made to sleep on a concrete floor in a bolted cellar and sexually abused.
When prosecutors had shown her a picture of Ilyas Ashar, she said: "He's the one who has sex with me."
The victim had moreover said that Ashar's wife would repeatedly strike her, sometimes when she made too much noise by setting dishes on the table.
Ashar and his wife also used the girl's details to steal more than £30,000 in benefits and set up several bank accounts in her name.
When details of the atrocities against the girl were read out, two female jurors started weeping. The judge, who was hearing the case, warned Ashar to expect a "substantial prison sentence".
The victim was discovered when trading standard officers came to the couple's residence to investigate allegations of illegal activities in 2009. The details of her ordeal surfaced after she was taught sign language by the couple to obtain benefits in her name, which enabled police to ask her questions.
During an earlier trial, Ashar had been convicted of two counts of illegally trafficking a person into Britain for exploitation, two counts of fabricating false information to claim a benefit and one of permitting furnishing of false information to claim a benefit.
Tallat Ashar and the couple's daughter were also convicted in the trial of furnishing information to claim benefits.
However, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on allegations of rape against Ilyas Ashar due to which a retrial was ordered, which was the subject of reporting restrictions until yesterday's convictions.
Ilyas Ashar was described as "pure evil" by the police, having lured and violated a defenceless victim who had no means of communicating with her family.
Ilyas and his wife will be sentenced on October 23 at Manchester Crown Court.
[Dawn] Former president Asif Ali Zardari has held discussions on getting his son, Bilawal Baby Bhutto Zardari ...Pak dynastic politician, son of Benazir Bhutto and grandon of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. As far as is known, Bilawal has no particular talents other than being pretty and being able to memorize political slogans, but he had the good luck to be born into the right family and he hasn't been assassinated yet... elected as a member of the National Assembly, DawnNews reported.
To achieve this, the possibility of Bilawal standing from NA-204 Larkana was looked into. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari turned 25 years old on September 21.
Former Sindh law minister Ayaz Soomro had been elected from NA-204 constituency in the previous election.
To vacate the seat Ayaz Soomro could be given responsibilities in the Sindh Government.
Separately, Asif Ali Zardari said during a speech in Naudero that the Pakistain Peoples Party (PPP) would support the Pakistain Musselmen League-Nawaz (PML-N) on each decision that would benefit the country.
Moreover, the former president said that if the ongoing 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... operations had not been supported, then the situation in the country would have worsened, adding that all issues would be resolved once the security situation of the country improved.
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Faryal Talpur, MNA Mohammad Ayaz Soomro and several party workers were also present during the Eid celebrations.
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Reminds me of Bill Clinton, his wife Hilarity, no Shrillary no Hillary, and daughter SoHo no, Cheata, no Chelsea and her 10.5 Million dollar apartment
[Dawn] Over 16 million or half the world's population of modern day slaves live in India and Pakistain, according to the inaugural Global Slavery Index published Thursday.
An estimated 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery, of which 2.1 million are in Pakistain and a staggering 14 million are based in India.
The report by the Walk Free Foundation ranks 162 countries on 'modern slavery' by using reports from governments and non-profit organizations as well as statistical estimates.
The Walk Free Foundation's definition of modern slavery includes slavery itself, as well as human trafficking and forced labour, and slavery-like practices such as debt bondage, forced marriage, and sale or exploitation of children.
According to the index, India has the highest total number of enslaved people in the world, between 13.2 million to 14.6 million, followed by China with 2.9 million enslaved people, and Pakistain with 2.1 million enslaved people.
According to estimates by the WFF report, over 1.2 per cent of the Pak population is enforced into in some form of slavery.
In India, this percentage rests somewhere around 1.13 per cent, while in China it is about 0.22 per cent.
Combined, both India and Pakistain house 54 per cent of the world's population of enslaved people.
The index also ranks countries on a slavery prevalence rating based on factors including ratio to country population.
Mauritania and Haiti rank among the countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. An estimated 4 per cent of West African nation Mauritania's population is living in some form of slavery.
Pakistain and India follow the list, ranked third and fourth respectively on prevalence of slavery.
Taken together, countries with the highest numbers of enslaved people -- India, China, Pakistain, Nigeria, Æthiopia, Russia, Thailand, 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 aka 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... , Myanmar and Bangladesh -- account for 76 per cent of the total estimate of 30 million in modern slavery today.
The Walk Free Foundation is a Perth-based anti-slavery charity founded by Australian tycoon Andrew Forrest. The index has been endorsed by popular leaders including US Secretary Hillary Clinton ... sometimes described as America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Dean Acheson ... , former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, current Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and philanthropists Richard Branson and Bill Gates.
The charity hopes the annual index will help governments monitor and tackle what it calls a "hidden crime".
Oh, come on. Socialism=slavery. There are whole populations out there that fully qualify. 25 million alone in North Korea. Inner Party or Plantation House owners, it's all the same little clique running the place.
[Ynet] Chad, Nigeria, Chile and Lithuania also win seats on 15-member council. UN Watch: Saudi Arabia and Chad have 'abysmal records on human rights When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much... Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... , Chad and Nigeria were elected by the UN General Assembly on Thursday to serve a two-year term on the UN Security Council as human rights groups called for all three countries to improve their records.
Chile and Lithuania also won seats on the 15-member council. There are five veto-wielding permanent council members - the United States, Britannia, La Belle France, Russia and China - and 10 temporary members without veto power.
The group elected on Thursday will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Pakistain, Morocco and Togo on the Security Council on Jan. 1, 2014. They were unopposed, but had to obtain approval from two-thirds of the 193-member General Assembly.
Of the 191 UN members who voted, Lithuania won 187 votes, Chile and Nigeria each picked up 186 votes, Chad secured 184 votes and Saudi Arabia 176 votes.
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.