Pals say the pressure of being Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body... s niece made her a hot mess but Caroline Biden apparently had no trouble using her status to try and pull rank on cops, The Post has learned
I shouldnt be handcuffed! You dont know who youre doing this to, Caroline Biden barked at police, according to court documents.
Cops tossed in the calaboose Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! Biden at her then luxury rental apartment in Tribeca Sept. 17 after she allegedly went berserk in a door-pounding, screaming confrontation with her roommate over unpaid rent.
After swinging at a female officer then slapping another, cops cuffed her and took her to the station house.
The unstable 26-year-old rambled for nearly two hours, snootily trying to get cops to make the connection between her name and that of her powerful uncle, court papers show.
My name cant be on it, Biden bossily demanded, referring to police paperwork. I know my rights, I studied law.
When cops tried to search the Georgetown University grads purse she snapped, I have secret service stuff in there.
Biden continually referenced her connection to her uncle, despite having complained to friends about how much she hated the pressure of being the VPs niece, according to socialite and pal Paul Johnson Calderon.
She at one point asked to use the bathroom and when her cell door was opened she announced she was leaving, according to the criminal complaint.
The prima donna, who wasnt cuffed, tried to slide past an officer who blocked her.
Dont touch me, she squealed, trying to push the cop out of the way. When the officer tried to deposit her back into the cell, she desperately clung to a doorframe to prevent it.
Some cops questioned whether the young womans erratic behavior and incessant gabbing might be caused by medication, a source added.
A friend of Bidens previously told the Post shed struggled with alcohol and pill addiction and even did a stint in rehab.
Crazy eyes. Note she's a Georgetown grad... guess they knew who she was related to...
Posted by: regular joe ||
11/01/2013 15:18 Comments ||
I have felt the same way for years since I am related to Carl Vinson, it's a pressure cooker goldfish bowl I tells 'ya. And no! I can't do a damn thing to change your peanut allotment, now let me be!
Go off an annoy Walter George's kin and let me alone I am tired of this crazy life.
...does anyone know where I can trade canning wax, Flaming TP and $hit-in-a-Bag futures in North Dakota...? I offered fish one year. That was in the days before digital cameras, so I didn't get any pictures of the kids' expressions...
[Al Ahram] Algeria said Thursday it considers as "unjustified" a decision by Morocco to recall its ambassador in response to comments by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ... 10th president of Algeria. He was elected in 1999 and is currently on his third or fourth term, who will probably die in office of old age... about disputed Western Sahara.
"This is an unjustified decision, amounting to an unfortunate escalation based on spurious motives, and detrimental to the illusory sovereignty of Algeria," a foreign ministry front man said in a statement sent to AFP.
But despite its protest, Algiers said it would keep its diplomats in its North African neighbour, which on Wednesday branded comments by Bouteflika this week as "aggressive" and "provocative."
[Al Ahram] Constitution committee spokesperson Mohammed Salmawy announced on Thursday that the committee has approved an article to ban censorship of state media in Egypt.
"An article was approved on Thursday to ban censorship of official media, including state-owned newspapers, TV, and radio, except in certain conditions such as war or public mobilisation," Salmawy stated.
Salmawy clarified that foreign media would be guided by different criteria with regards to censorship, confiscation, and closure.
"An exceptional, limited censorship can be allowed for foreign media during war or public mobilisation," he announced.
The committee spokesperson added that this will be the first Egyptian constitution to clearly address the independence of official media. The proposed article expresses a commitment to an independent state-owned media free of bias and control by the ruling government.
The committee, tasked with amending the suspended 2012 constitution, passed another article on Thursday which would ban deliberate cuts to means of communication, such as phones or internet, Salmawy added.
Posted by: Fred ||
11/01/2013 00:00 ||
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Russian Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO Reporting Name: Blackjack) strategic bombers on Monday (October 28, 2013) flew from an airbase in southwestern Russia and landed in Venezuela, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The nuclear-capable bombers, which took off from the Engels air base in the Volga region, flew over the Caribbean, the eastern Pacific and along the southwestern coast of the North American continent, and landed at Maiquetia airfield in Venezuela. On Thursday the two bombers departed Venezuela and landed in Nicaragua.
I remember tracking these when they first showed up. No real equivalent in the western arsenal. unlike the B-1, these are bigger and supersonic. Caused a bit of a stir, but not for all that long. Its still a standoff platform IIRC
[Dawn] Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer for former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, says his client has found a technical support job at a Russian website. "Help desk! How can I help you?"
Kucherena told the RIA Novosti news agency Thursday that Snowden starts his new job on Friday. Kucherena declined to name the company that has hired Snowden but says it's a major Russian website.
Snowden was granted asylum in Russia in August after being stuck at a Moscow airport for more than a month after flying there from Hong Kong. His whereabouts in Russia remain secret.
"Hi. I'm building a Windows app. in Assembler because I can't afford a copy of Visual C++."
(What are you, a fucking psycho?)
"I'm getting a GPF on a call to ::DialogBox() - what am I doing wrong?"
I made half an attempt to help him out, but I knew I was out of my league on that one, so I called in a 'pod', the senior tech support guys. The guy calling starts talking to the pod, and it sounded like two long lost brothers reconnecting. I listened in for a minute or so before I was cut off / dropped from the call. To this day, I still think the guy's a fucking psycho...
"Okay, Edward Iosifivch, here's your cube. If the phone rings, don't answer it or we'll arrest you. Turn on the computer and we'll arrest you. Actually, pretty much do anything besides sit there quietly and keep your hands folded and we'll arrest you. Have a nice day, and there's donuts in the conference room."
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
11/01/2013 7:01 Comments ||
Lee Harvey Snowden should trickle back to the USA in 5-6 years.
[USATODAY] The police chief of Toronto said Thursday that his office is in possession of a controversial video allegedly showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack.
Police Chief Bill Blair, speaking to news hounds at police headquarters, confirmed that Ford is shown in the video, but refrained from commenting on the drug-use allegation except to say that it includes "images consistent with those reported in the press."
"As a citizen of Toronto I'm disappointed," Blair said. "It's an issue of significant public concern."
Blair said, however, that nothing in the video would allow police to "form reasonable grounds" to support a criminal charge against Ford.
The feisty mayor met briefly with news hounds Thursday afternoon and said he is constrained from trying to defend himself.
"I wish I could come out and defend myself," he said in a raucous, two-minute meeting with news hounds outside his office. "Unfortunately I can't. It's before the courts. That's all I can say right now."
He emphasized, however, that he would not step down from the post he has held since 2010.
"I have no reason to resign," the mayor said.
The crack video allegations surfaced in May when news hounds from the The (Toronto) Star and the Gawker, a U.S. website, reported that they were shown the video allegedly by people associated with drug pushers who were seeking money.
Probably wouldn't work, even in Toronto, him being a righteous wight. Quite the blub-berg. Not that I would know, but you gotta be totally off the rails to reach that weight. Shuttup, chair. I couldn't trust a wealthy, powerful person who stays that fat farther than I could throw 'em. Anti-bike fanatic. Probably hates swimming, too. And hte whole idea of bipedal locomotion. And the hookers: "[chew chew chew pause pop] Baby, it's like someone left a hotdog on a waterbed!"
"Worked for Marion Berry, so why not? Liberals have no shame"
Cleary Casper is getting senile...Ford is a right-wing conservative hypocrite, of which the Re-Pubes down south would be proud of...way to do your research, Spooky...stick to your normal Teapot bullsh*t...
jeebus - we have Joe M's semi-literate Autobot twin programmed by a HHS/ OFA tool!
Posted by: Frank G ||
11/01/2013 22:45 Comments ||
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (in French: Parti progressiste-conservateur de l'Ontario), is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada.
"centre-right" also referred to as the moderate right, describes adherence to views leaning to the right but closer to the centre on the left-right political spectrum than other right-wing variants.
Basically, in the US, that would put Rob Ford as an "establishment Republican" or at the extreme, a "Jesse Ventura" politician. Hardly what is defined in the US as "right wing conservative" or what a Southern Republican would be proud of.
I also see that you're posting later and later, One-Trick Pony. Afraid to face prime-time criticism and rebuttal?
Mod note: Put articles in the proper category, else they may end up laser-targets themselves.
The Pentagon this week edged closer to mounting missile-destroying lasers on unmanned and manned aircraft, awarding $26 million to defense contractors to develop the technology.
Under the name Project Endurance, DARPA, the Department of Defense's research agency, awarded Northrop Grumman $14.6 million and Lockheed Martin $11.4 million in contracts for the effort, according to Military & Aerospace Electronics. Called "Project Endurance," the research will "develop technology for pod-mounted lasers to protect a variety of airborne platforms from emerging and legacy electro-optical IR guided surface-to-air missiles," according to DARPA's 2014 budget request.
From the people who brought you 'smart diplomacy' et al. When you base your view of the world on falsehoods and misconceptions, usually your goal eludes you. The heart of the military are the thousands of junior and middle grade officers and the NCO corps. You can pick your politically obedient handlers at the top, but you won't be able to fill those lower ranks full enough or fast enough to accomplish your object in less than 10 years with sufficient competent personnel. You'll only drive those who are out upon which your less than competent will have to deal with when you attempt to 'impose' your rule.
UPDATE 2: On Monday October 29 General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, released the following statement:
The speculation that General Carter Ham is departing Africa Command (AFRICOM) due to events in Benghazi, Libya on 11 September 2012 is absolutely false. General Hams departure is part of routine succession planning that has been on going since July. He continues to serve in AFRICOM with my complete confidence.
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.