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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Broome police charge woman after allegedly catching her driving with man dressed in dinosaur onesie
A WOMAN has been charged after police allegedly caught her driving while a man lay on her car bonnet dressed in a dinosaur onesie.

Broome police were travelling to Gantheaume Point, Cable Beach about 7.20am when they sighted a white Ford Falcon wagon travelling in the opposite direction.

Police allege the vehicle was travelling at approximately 60km/h with an adult male lying on the bonnet, facing the driver.

Officers stopped the vehicle and located the man still lying on the bonnet, smoking a cigarette, dressed in a dinosaur onesie and wearing a snorkel.

The 23-year-old female driver has been charged with excess 0.05% and reckless driving.

The vehicle was seized under hoon legislation.

The woman will be summonsed and appear in court at a later date.

The pair are French nationals, believed to be backpackers living in the vehicle.
Posted by: Beavis || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336063 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The vehicle was seized under hoon legislation.

:) LOL
Too old to immigrate? I mean they understand hooning and have dinosaur onsies. And no carbon tax....
Posted by: Shipman || 10/22/2013 4:42 Comments || Top||

#2  A Ford Falcon? I'd like to see that. What year?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/22/2013 11:45 Comments || Top||

#3  For those of you who don't speak British/Australian, the bonnet is the opposite end of a car from the boot. The boot is the opposite end of a car from the bonnet.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/22/2013 13:23 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Near-miss: How two jumbo jets almost came to grief over Scottland
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2013 11:37 || Comments || Link || [336105 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/22/2013 14:14 Comments || Top||

#2  *giggle*
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2013 17:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Hey, this is no laughing matter. In every airplane collision in recent memory, *both* planes were in the same hemisphere. I'm starting to see a suspicious pattern here.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/22/2013 19:29 Comments || Top||

#4  OK, Assume planes land,(They have to sooner or later) They're within a mile of each other, (Airports are too small) you can see the hype is greatly overblown.

They were bout 4 MILES from each other, a safe distance.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/22/2013 21:28 Comments || Top||

#5  They're not "near misses". They're "near hits"...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/22/2013 21:29 Comments || Top||

Marko Feingold: Über-Survivor, Part I
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2013 09:29 || Comments || Link || [336076 views] Top|| File under:

h/t Instapundit
A 2012 study, published in the journal Naturwissenschaften, suggested that the presence of bitter and nutritionally-poor chamomile and yarrow residue on the plaque of 50,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth hints at plants being consumed for medicinal purposes.
Ayla of Mamutoi rides again

But anthropologists reporting in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews have put forward a different theory. They suggest instead that the plant compounds could be from the part-digested stomach contents of hunted animals.

This is a practice still carried out by many cultures, including Australian Aborigines, who eat the stomach contents of kangaroo, and Greenland Inuit who consume the stomachs of reindeer as a delicacy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2013 01:46 || Comments || Link || [336066 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Scurvy prevention almost as bad as the disease.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/22/2013 4:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a sausage casing rather than an actual stomach. wiki

Can't say I've enjoyed this savory delicacy--probably won't.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2013 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Little different than boiling turkey gizzard and parts for gravy at Thanksgiving.

Can't find it now, but remember headcheese? Sounds worse. Hunger is a good sauce.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2013 8:51 Comments || Top||

#4  It's actually really tasty and nice.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/22/2013 8:54 Comments || Top||

#5  I tried to choke it down once in Edinburgh with a side of blood pudding. What an awful experience
Posted by: Beavis || 10/22/2013 8:54 Comments || Top||

#6  A throwback to an older time when we were desperate for calories in any form. Now, we just get a microwave burrito at the Stop-N-Rob.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/22/2013 9:28 Comments || Top||

#7  There is a difference between Haggis and what's in that Burrito at Stop-n-Rob?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/22/2013 10:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Haggis is pretty good, if it's done right.

Then again, I can't eat menudo.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/22/2013 10:30 Comments || Top||

#9  There is a difference between Haggis and what's in that Burrito at Stop-n-Rob?

One is made of bits of animal which as little as 100 years ago were craved but now are considered disgusting, wrapped in a casing which if you knew what it was you wouldn't touch it, and the other is Haggis.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2013 12:28 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Opposition Party to Boycott Mauritania's 'Sham Polls'
[An Nahar] One of Mauritania's main opposition parties announced on Monday it was pulling out of the west African nation's November 23 elections despite an earlier pledge to take part.

The left-leaning Union of the Forces of Progress (UFP) - part of a coalition of opposition parties - said the boycott would thwart the "sham election" being planned by President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz.

The move means that, of the 11 parties which make up the Coordination of Democratic Opposition, just the Islamist group Tewassoul has agreed to take part in the polls, arguing that its participation would be a "form of struggle against the dictatorship".

Mauritania has already had to postpone the parliamentary and local elections originally planned for October after the coalition said it would "boycott this electoral masquerade" in a bid to cause the vote to fail.

Following independence from La Belle France and the ensuing one-party government of Moktar Ould Daddah, deposed in 1978, Mauritania had a series of military rulers until its first multi-party election in 1992.

Abdel Aziz seized power in a 2008 coup and was elected a year later, but the opposition has never accepted his rule as legitimate and demanded he make way for a neutral leader to administer the vote.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
African Leaders Boost Powers of C.Africa Peacekeepers
[An Nahar] African leaders meeting in Chad agreed Monday to boost the powers of a peacekeeping force in the strife-torn Central African Republic, saying the troops must "immediately disarm and drive out" foreign armed groups. "Heads of state and government demand that the MISCA force deploy throughout the Central African Republic, disarm and drive out all foreign armed elements without delay," the leaders of the 10-nation ECCAS regional grouping said in a statement.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Excellent! Afri solutions for Afri problems I always say. Have nice day slugging it out. Be sure to ring us up wen the ammo supply begins to lag.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2013 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Be sure to ring us up wen the ammo supply begins to lag

Methinks they have the Chinese on speed-dial for that.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/22/2013 10:32 Comments || Top||

Saudi Arabia Criticized at U.N. over Human Rights
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...
came under fire again Monday over human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
abuses, including the death penalty and discrimination against women, days after refusing a seat on the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
Security Council. Diplomats at a U.N. review of Saudi Arabia's human rights record condemned the oil-rich kingdom's failure to abolish a system requiring women to seek permission from male relatives to do basic things such as leave the country, and also criticized a continued ban on driving for women.

Saudi Arabia should "put an end to the system of male guardianship for adult women," the representative for Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
said, echoing a recommendation made by many of the 104 states that took part in the Universal Periodic Review of the country before the U.N. Human Rights Council.

The review came days after Saudi Arabia rejected a seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying the diplomatic body had failed in its responsibility towards the Arab world.

Bandar bin Mohammad al-Aiban, who heads Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission and led the country's delegation in Geneva, said the country had made progress since its first such review in 2009. He said Saudi Arabia had for instance allocated a minimum of 20 percent of seats on its Shura Council -- an advisory body that can propose law changes to the king -- to women.

"Tangible progress has been achieved on a daily basis," he said.

But rights activists disagreed.

"Many countries have problematic records, but Saudi Arabia stands out for its extraordinary high levels of repression and its failure to carry out its promises to the Human Rights Council," Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch
... dedicated to bitching about human rights violations around the world...
deputy director for the Middle East, said in a statement.

"Saudi Arabia's previous promises to the U.N. have been proven to be nothing but hot air," said Philip Luther of Amnesia Amnesty International, condemning an increase in the arbitrary detention of activists.

Diplomats hailed some progress, including Saudi Arabia's decision to join several international human rights conventions and steps to combat corruption, but expressed deep concern over Saudi Arabia's continued use of the death penalty, including for crimes committed by minors. The country needs to "end the practice of executing children," the Norwegian representative insisted, as others demanded a moratorium and eventual abolition of all death sentences.

The kingdom has executed 69 people so far this year, according to an Agence La Belle France Presse count.

Diplomats also urged Saudi Arabia to do more to protect migrant workers. Because of a system barring them from switching employers without permission, migrants often find themselves vulnerable to abuses including forced labor.

A report based on Monday's review is scheduled to be published Wednesday and adopted Friday.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336064 views] Top|| File under:

The Grand Turk
Turkey's First Online Islamic Sex Shop Opens
[An Nahar] An online Islamic sex shop selling condoms, massage oils and perfumes has been launched in Turkey, becoming the first of its kind in the predominantly Muslim country.

The "Halal Sex Shop" website presents its products as being "entirely safe," and in compliance with Islamic norms.

Internet users who enter the site find two different links directing them to separate sections for male and female products.

Other sections of the website are designed to discuss sex in the context of Islam under various headings: "Oral sex according to Islam", "Sex manners in Islam" and "Sexual life in Islam."

The anonymous founders of the website said they believed the online shop would help correct prejudices against Islam which they claimed is perceived as "against sex."

"The religion of Islam has praised sex under certain circumstances," they wrote on the site.

"The use of every product on sale is in compliance with Islam."

Turkey does have so-called "erotic shops" in its streets, however Islamic conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested last year they rename themselves "love shops."
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336070 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Goats half price, all halal goats.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/22/2013 14:28 Comments || Top||

#2  "All about Ewe"
"The Horn and Jingle"
"Baa Neigh Franks"
"Your Camel Straw"

And be safe, don't forget the freaky shieky

Mohammed Condoms by ZICARLOS
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2013 20:41 Comments || Top||

#3  "Marital Eids"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/22/2013 21:09 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Rand Paul pushes constitutional amendment on Congress
h/t Instapundit
Forget the Vitter amendment. Rand Paul wants to make sure that Congress can’t ever again write laws with provisions specific to lawmakers.
The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and representatives from passing laws that don’t apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown.
A traitor to his class!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2013 14:38 || Comments || Link || [336103 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm all for it, but it will never pass. The ruling class will not allow it.

Let them eat cake.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2013 14:55 Comments || Top||

#2  But the elitist vote will be made very public for reelection.
Posted by: 49 pan || 10/22/2013 18:19 Comments || Top||

#3  But the elitist vote will be made very public for reelection.

Won't help the Republic. The fix is in. If Obamacare doesn't bring down the elites, nothing will.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2013 18:42 Comments || Top||

#4  This shouldn't require an amendment. But then, Congress is not known for being moral.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/22/2013 19:25 Comments || Top||

#5  The Fed will after China opens fire agz Japan + PHIL, etal. in East Asia, + the Bammer Admin claims that the US can't intervene because it can no longer econ afford to.


People can forgive a honest or sincere mistake - they won't forgive a wilful, calculated lie or deception that results in deliberate + protractive mass suffering + confusion.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/22/2013 19:56 Comments || Top||

#6  I would go one farther and have it apply to all federal employees, including federal judges too.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2013 21:47 Comments || Top||

#7  ...strange how the 'equal before the law' thingy somehow doesn't apply when it comes to that situation isn't it? And here I thought that redistribution thingy was also about outcome rather than opportunity.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2013 22:15 Comments || Top||

Iran hands over 38 Pakistani deportees
[Pak Daily Times] Iranian security force handed over 38 Pak nationals to Levies force on Pak-Iran border in Taftan area of Chaghi district. Levies force informed on Monday that these Pak nationals had been placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
by Iranian security force because they were living there without valid travelling documents. The Levies force have handed over these deportees to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation after completing initial investigation.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under:

High Court rejects petition against state's decision on natural gas export
The High Court of Justice on Monday rejected by a tally of 5-2 a petition against the state's unilateral decision on Israel's natural gas export policy.

The petition, signed by a number of MKs, including opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich and Reuven Rivlin (Likud Baytenu) called for gas export policy to be determined by the Knesset.
Translation "gimme a taste".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2013 04:49 || Comments || Link || [336064 views] Top|| File under:

Qatar offers $150 mln debt relief to Palestinian Authority
[Ynet] Qatar has agreed to provide $150 million in debt relief to the Paleostinian Authority, US Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
said in Gay Paree after talks with Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336066 views] Top|| File under:

Southeast Asia
Life sentence sought for Cambodia leaders over 1970 atrocities
[Pak Daily Times] Prosecutors at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court on Monday demanded the maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment for two former top regime leaders on trial for crimes against humanity.

"Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 87, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 82, are accused of playing a leading role in the "Killing Fields" atrocities in the late 1970s that left up to two million people dead.

Prosecutor Chea Leang said life in prison was "the only punishment that they deserve".

"On behalf of the Cambodian people and the international community we ask you for justice -- justice for the victims who perished and justice for the victims who survived today who had to live through such a vicious and cruel regime under the leadership of these two accused and other leaders," she added. The two defendants are the most senior surviving Khmer Rouge cadres.

Led by Pol Pot, who died in 1998, the communist regime wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population through starvation, overwork and execution between 1975-79 in a bid to forge an agrarian utopia. The kingdom's UN-backed court is moving closer to a verdict in the complex trial, which has been split into a series of smaller trials.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  The Reds marched everyone out of the evil, capitalist cities, commerce and manufacturing centers at gunpoint. Social Justice was achieved, private ownership of anything other than your shirt and trouser was forbidden. Everyone enjoyed free housing, food, and medical care. Political dissent was handled quickly and effectively.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2013 3:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Speaking of Cambodian atrocities...

Oh, taxpayer money piles up on the wharf,
A bottomless cornucopia;
A skipper would never get caught at the trough;
And I'm Vannak Khem of Cambodia.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/22/2013 14:28 Comments || Top||

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Tue 2013-10-22
  IDF soldiers kill planner of Tel Aviv bus bombing in a raid
Mon 2013-10-21
  Syria: Exploding truck murders 30 in Hama
Sun 2013-10-20
  Report: 400 arrested in Egyptian operation in Sinai
Sat 2013-10-19
  18 Palestinians Charged in Leb Terrorist Plot
Fri 2013-10-18
  At Least 60 Killed, Hundreds Wounded in Iraq Bombs
Thu 2013-10-17
  Logar Governor Killed By Blast in Mosque
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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