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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Teacher and student shot at Noblesville school; shooter in custody
What isn't clear from the title or the video as of 1330 EDT is that the teacher was shot while rushing and taking down the shooter.
Posted by: KBK || 05/25/2018 13:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

#1  White Male Privilege strikes back at Noblesville school shooting
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/25/2018 19:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Neighbors in Noblesville say police were aware of suspected shooter's affinity for guns
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/25/2018 20:03 Comments || Top||

Black former student at Eastern Michigan University is ordered to pay $2,000 for scrawling racist KKK graffiti on campus
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Eddie Curlin, 29, was sentenced after pleading guilty to malicious destruction of property in 2016-2017

  • One incident consisted of 'KKK' spray-painted on an exterior wall

  • Another had the words 'leave n*****s' spray-painted outside of a building

  • Officials said he vandalized the buildings then acted as a police informant to have previous charges against him dropped

  • Curlin also pleaded no contest to unrelated counts of identity theft and must serve two-to-five years in prison
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Eddie Curlin, 29

Bit old to be a student, wonder how he got in.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/25/2018 5:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Bluto: Christ. Seven years of college down the drain.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 8:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes, but think of the FB scholarship $$$$ saved.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2018 9:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, but think of the FB scholarship $$$$ saved.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2018 9:11 Comments || Top||

#5  the words 'leave n*****s'

I am SO triggered. No vocative comma? N**** please.
Posted by: Punky Phump3558 || 05/25/2018 9:17 Comments || Top||

#6  At the risk of being called racist, I wonder how much of the racial stuff such as this is initiated by blacks?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/25/2018 9:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Now, now, JQC - "black" is no longer beautiful.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/25/2018 9:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Judging by the number of fake hate-crimes i suspect the number of real hate-crimes is really low (and most of those are probably fakes that haven't been exposed yet).
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/25/2018 9:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Black people - doing the hate crimes white people can't be bothered to do...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2018 11:02 Comments || Top||


"#6 At the risk of being called racist, I wonder how much of the racial stuff such as this is initiated by blacks?"

Enough that when I first hear of any "hate" incident my default, preliminary assumption, until I see more evidence, is that it's fake.

The number of real hate crimes has fallen so low that the Left has to manufacture fake ones to justify its continued existence.

FWIW, thanks to the #MeToo movement and the frequency of false rape accusations on college campuses, I make the same assumptions about "sexist" incidents as I do about "racist" ones.
Posted by: Dave D. || 05/25/2018 11:03 Comments || Top||

#11  Rather than a fine, perhaps he can just go on MSLSD news and apologize?
Posted by: gorb || 05/25/2018 11:29 Comments || Top||

#12  I am SO triggered. No vocative comma?

I knew how to use it, but don’t recalling knowing what it’s called. Once again, a Rantburger has increased my small store of knowledge. Thank you, Punky Phump3558.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2018 17:47 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Late May Snowstorm in Newfoundland
A cold front that crossed through the region changed widespread rainfall over to snow through central Newfoundland Wednesday [May 23] night, steadily falling and accumulating through the overnight hours. Several photos taken in the Gander area show scenes of green grass QUICKLY replaced by a foot of snow in less than 24 hours.

Nice photos at the link. Also, they may get more snow on May 27
Posted by: lord garth || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'Climate Change' is real, man!
Posted by: Raj || 05/25/2018 7:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Still have the snow shovels in the garage. They aren't moved to the basement until after Veteran's Day typically.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/25/2018 13:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Never move them to the basement, Mullah. They go to the shed and keep company with the snow blower.

This is New England
Posted by: AlanC || 05/25/2018 13:44 Comments || Top||

#4  After last winter I decided to leave my super parka hanging by the front door. I used to put it away for the warm season.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/25/2018 14:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Rainy season came early in Florida. Weathertainment people are excited...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2018 15:57 Comments || Top||

#6  final total for 23-24 May event was about 14.5"

Gandar is at about 49N latitude and about 400' above sea level

a longer article at:

Posted by: lord garth || 05/25/2018 18:15 Comments || Top||

A Gift That Keeps on Giving
A German bomb disposal team Thursday gave the all-clear after defusing an unexploded World War II bomb that forced a mass evacuation in the city of Dresden.

The operation had been complicated by a fire sparked when specialists blasted off the bomb's fuse, which had forced them to stay clear of the site for hours until the flames were extinguished.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...If you think that's bad, take a look at the Zone Rouge.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/25/2018 6:25 Comments || Top||

#2  As bad as WWII was, I can't help feeling that WWI was worse in terms of what it did to the civilizational psyche.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/25/2018 8:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Apparently not enough AlanC,
because there was a v2.0 release.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2018 11:14 Comments || Top||

#4  WWI and WWII were both the same war. They just had to take a little break so they could make more babies, er, I mean soldiers.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/25/2018 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  I can't help feeling that WWI was worse It was worse, and continues into its 104th year.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/25/2018 14:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Technically, thanks to the US and USSR sitting on them, Central Europeans have experienced the longest period of peace since the Roman Empire.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 15:28 Comments || Top||

#7  "peace"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2018 18:44 Comments || Top||

Inside China's disturbing sex robot factory where perverts can order custom AI dolls the size of children
Seems to me it would be better having the pervs boning replicas than the real thing. Since they don't have a life, they won't be traumatized for the rest of it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hear, hear Skid.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/25/2018 9:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Should have shipped a load to Rotherham or, per the news this week, the Netherlands. Maybe some of the real humans would have been spared.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 9:21 Comments || Top||

#3  If the replicas would satisfy the pedophiles this would be great. I doubt they would though as I think pedophiles want to ruin/hurt the kids.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/25/2018 9:59 Comments || Top||

#4  The thing that Pedophiles WANT is not sexual pleasure...it is Innocence. That is the key attraction to Pedophiles, a replica will not, and cannot, supply that Essential innocence which is the key attraction for a Pedophile.

There is no substitute for Innocence, actual innocence. Therefore Pedophiles still will search for Innocence to defile. No robot can supply what a Pedophile REALLY desires.
Do you understand? Repeat for me what a Pedopjile really WANTS.
Posted by: Chump McCoy8943 || 05/25/2018 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  That is basically what I said in my last sentence.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/25/2018 10:47 Comments || Top||

#6  It's the human condition.
Everything is about sex, except sex.
Sex is about power.
You guys agree.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2018 10:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Sorry, not mine...Oscar Wilde.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2018 11:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Do they come with a burqa?
Posted by: gorb || 05/25/2018 11:33 Comments || Top||

#9  (Let's start some stuff here...)
Riddle me this, Caped Crusader:
You have a hypothetical customer ordering a sex doll. Which one is worse?
(1) It looks like a twelve year old girl he knew in Jr High. , or
(2) It looks like his sister
(Just doing my part to cause epithets of perversion to be hurled. With bonus points for dangling participles.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/25/2018 19:05 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
He was suspended for wearing a Trump t shirt, now he's suing his Oregon School District
[SacramentoBee] An Oregon high school student is suing his school, saying it violated his First Amendment rights when it suspended him for wearing a Trump T-shirt.

The student, 18-year-old Addison Barnes, told FOX 12 that he was asked to cover up a T-shirt he was wearing that said "Donald J. Trump Construction Co." on it, or leave school. The shirt also included a Trump quote: "The wall just got 10 feet taller."

According to KGW, Barnes wore the shirt to his People and Politics class at Liberty High School in Hillsboro in January, and he told the TV outlet he knew they'd be discussing immigration in class that day.

The school official who pulled Barnes out of class to ask him to cover the shirt also told him at least one student and one teacher had been offended by the shirt, The Associated Press reported.
Posted by: 746 || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The correct answer to them when they state they were offended is "You have no right to restrict my speech because it offends you".

More succinct? "Go piss up a rope"
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 05/25/2018 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Amen, IB, Amen...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2018 4:35 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Or, as the Ol' Perfessor says, "Punch back twice as hard."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/25/2018 6:27 Comments || Top||

#4  But a Che t-shirt would be considered just dandy
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2018 7:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Seek a judgement penalty equal to all the bonuses issued to administrators and teachers the year prior. That'll get their attention.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 8:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Judgment will be passed on to taxpayers and the folks that did this will suffer zero pushback. That's my guess at least.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/25/2018 10:46 Comments || Top||

#7  "He was suspended for wearing a Trump t shirt, now he's suing his Oregon School District"

Excellent. Bankrupt them, make it HURT.

Make them take the district's entire annual budget and donate it to the Trump re-election campaign.

It would serve the bastards right.
Posted by: Dave D. || 05/25/2018 11:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Judgment will be passed on to taxpayers and the folks that did this will suffer zero pushback.

That's why you take it out of the 'bonus' money. It's already programmed in the budget and technically 'optional', thus no justification to pass it on to the taxpayers.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 11:47 Comments || Top||

#9  Excellent. Bankrupt them, make it HURT.

That's the only way to keep them from doing it again.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/25/2018 11:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Or you could politely ask in a meek tone of voice, "Would you be offended if I told you to ESAD?"
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/25/2018 14:44 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Zimbabwe: Newly Formed Opposition Party Leader Dies
[All Africa] By Delicious Mathuthu and Evidence Chipadza
Leader of the newly formed Zim-bob-we Democratic Change party (ZDC), Josphat Ushewokunze who was due to officially launch his party in Harare ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections died in a car accident while on his way to Zim-bob-we from his South African base.
Ushewokunze, who was laid to rest last Saturday in his rural home in Guruve was due to officially launch his party in Harare on Friday 11th of May.

ZDCs National Youth President, Foster Nduku, expressed the party's deep shock and disbelief on the passing of their President saying they feel brainless without him.

"I was shocked because the last time I spoke to him he told me that he was going to appoint me as party 's vice chairperson ,we are like a head with no brains now since he is the one aibatanidza vanhu (who united people) during the difficult times," Nduku said.

...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
the new party's Vice President, Thomas Sibanda was appointed by the Youth Executive to be Acting President till further notice.

Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They've been taking politics lessons from the Clintons?
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/25/2018 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Mind those Tusker beer trucks. He was getting on in years.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2018 2:30 Comments || Top||

#3  [All Africa] By Delicious Mathuthu and Evidence Chipadza

Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2018 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  "because the last time I spoke to him he told me that he was going to appoint me as party 's vice chairperson"

A Chairman's demise would typically make a vice-chair the new chairman.

I'd be looking into Mr. Nduku's activities a bit.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/25/2018 8:05 Comments || Top||

#5  "He also just recently named me in his will as beneficiary and trustee"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2018 8:44 Comments || Top||

#6  It was a pleasant woodland Hunt, the three Princes out horseback riding on a hunt armed with crossbows, when....
Posted by: magpie || 05/25/2018 10:21 Comments || Top||

Zimbabwe Govt Rebukes Minister, Dismisses as Unlawful His Remarks on Army Refusing to Endorse Opposition President
[All Africa] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has clashed with a deputy minister captured in a video circulating on social media platforms saying the Zim-bob-we Defence Forces won’t allow MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa to rule Zim-bob-we if he defeats Zanu PF’s presidential candidate in the forthcoming poll.

According to the state-controlled Herald newspaper, acting Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Simon Khaya Moyo described Economic Development Deputy Minister Terrence Mukupe’s utterances that the army won’t even salute an opposition president as "unlawful and reckless".

Khaya Moyo said Mukupe’s remarks "flagrantly" ran against President Mnangagwa’s pledge to ensure that Zim-bob-we will this year hold free, fair and credible elections.

He is quoted by the newspaper as saying, "...such pronouncements have the negative effect of raising doubts on government’s commitment to a free, fair and non-violent plebiscite as well as to its readiness to respect and uphold the will of the people of Zim-bob-we as expressed through their electoral choices and decisions."

Khaya Moyo said Zanu PF candidate should not drag the Zim-bob-we Defence Forces into political issues as they meet the people ahead of the forthcoming crucial elections.

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How bad can it be: Ebola patients die after slipping out of quarantine in Congo
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...It's how the movie always starts.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/25/2018 6:16 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
No Russian air defense missile systems crossed Russia-Ukraine border - top brass
[ALMASDARNEWS] None of the Russian Army’s air defense missile systems ever crossed the border between Russia and Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday, commenting on the findings released by the Joint Investigation Team on the MH17 crash in Donbass in 2014.

"We got acquainted with the statements made at today’s presser by representatives of the international investigation team on probing the crash of the Malaysian MH17 Boeing over Ukraine on July 17, 2014," the defense ministry stated.

"None of the Russian Army’s air defense missile systems ever crossed the Russia-Ukraine border," the ministry said.

Moscow presented overwhelming evidence proving the use of Ukrainian Buk missile systems in downing flight MH17, the ministry said.

"While cooperating with Dutch law enforcement agencies, Russia presented overwhelming evidence proving that Ukrainian Buk missile systems had been used to down the flight en-route from the Netherlands," the statement reads.

"Moreover, all the primary data received by the Utyos-T radar station, which was operating in the [Russian] Rostov region on July 17, 2014, was passed to the international investigative group," the defense ministry added. "The radar station did not record any aerial objects approaching the Boeing from the east, particularly from the direction of the Snezhnoye and Pervomaiskoye settlements," the statement says.

"The Dutch investigation’s determination to justify its conclusions by using only graphically photos posted on social media causes concern," the statement reads.

"The most important thing that we would like to draw attention to is that Dutch Sherlocks rejected testimonies from eyewitnesses living in Ukrainian settlements close to the crash site, which mention a missile launch from an area controlled by the Ukrainian armed forces," the Russian Defense Ministry added.

Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well there you have it. Let's just move along, shall we ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2018 2:37 Comments || Top||

#2  The folks at Bellingcat might disagree.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/25/2018 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Right up there with 'there was no real spying-spying going on.'

Is it something in the water? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 8:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, except for those cell phone pictures right after the MH-17 shoot down of a Russian BUK launcher with a missile expended speeding back to Russia.
Posted by: Uleasing Barnsmell2087 || 05/25/2018 9:53 Comments || Top||

#5  "It weren't us and we won't do it again!"
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/25/2018 10:05 Comments || Top||

North Korea says it's willing to meet with the U.S. at any time
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/25/2018 09:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Commies


That's all I gotta say.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/25/2018 10:14 Comments || Top||

The Euros, Iran, and things that make you go hmmmmmmm
[AFP] Deutsche Bank slashes over 7,000 jobs in major shake-up
Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank said Thursday it will slash over 7,000 jobs and dramatically scale back its investment banking activities as it seeks to turn the page on years of losses.

The announcement came just hours before the bank's annual general meeting kicked off, where newly appointed chief executive Christian Sewing sought to reassure unhappy investors Deutsche is ready to do what it takes to return to profitability.

"We are not yet where we should be. Therefore we must act, and we must act swiftly and forcefully," Sewing told shareholders in Frankfurt.

In a statement, Deutsche said the number of full-time positions globally would fall from 97,000 "to well below 90,000". "The associated personnel reductions are underway," it added.

Deutsche did not mention which countries would be affected, but said a quarter of the jobs in its equities and sales trading business would be cut.

The jobs cull is the first big decision taken by Sewing, who unexpectedly replaced CEO John Cryan in early April.

Sewing had already signalled he was planning deep cuts at Deutsche's trouble-plagued investment banking arm, shifting the focus to more stable business activities such as retail banking, particularly in Europe.

"We remain committed to our corporate and investment bank and our international presence," Sewing said.

"We are Europe's alternative in the international financing and capital markets business. However, we must concentrate on what we truly do well."

As part of the revamp, Deutsche added that it will reduce the investment bank's exposures by over 100 billion euros, or around 10 percent.

Deutsche also said it would step up its cost-cutting drive, aiming to reduce adjusted costs to 22 billion euros ($26 billion) in 2019, compared with 23 billion this year.

"Overall, we see today's announcement as the right step," JPMorgan analysts said in a client note.

Investors appeared unimpressed however, with Deutsche shares slipping 1.10 percent to 10.78 by 0945 GMT, against a Dax index of leading German shares up 0.16 percent.

- Angry shareholders -
Thursday's shareholder gathering is likely to be a stormy one, with investors expected to vent their anger over the bank's disappointing stock performance, poor earnings results and last month's turbulent leadership reshuffle.

Former CEO Cryan was unceremoniously ousted after coming under growing pressure from leading shareholders and supervisory board chief Paul Achleitner, who accused the Briton of taking too long to get the financial giant back on track after it posted its third year of losses in 2017.

Sewing, a Deutsche veteran, has vowed to refocus Deutsche Bank on retail banking and asset management, seen as more stable sources of income, while slimming down its share trading and other investment banking activities.

In corporate banking, Deutsche plans to slash its commitment to the United States and Asia, and instead focus more on Germany and Europe.

Other items on Deutsche's restructuring to-do list include fully integrating subsidiary Postbank into its German retail banking operations and further reducing its massive holdings of financial derivatives.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Wondering if we'll find that they had a lot of slightly irregular loans to Iran that they now may not get paid back...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/25/2018 6:19 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Michigan magnesium plant explosion due to water-based fire suppression
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oy vey. Who was the schlimazel?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/25/2018 9:28 Comments || Top||

#2  It's Flint water. It'll extinguish anything...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2018 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  "we saw a white glow in the tunnel. We exited the plant at that time" at a rapid pace.

Saw the aftermath of a mag fire, not much else to do.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2018 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  A water-based fire suppression system in a magnesium plant. Brilliant. Simply brilliant...
Posted by: Dave D. || 05/25/2018 11:05 Comments || Top||

#5  One interesting thing about the aftermath. Ford moved 84,000 lb of its machinery from this plant to somewhere in the UK over a 30 hour period to recover their ability to continue producing their best selling line, pickups. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/25/2018 13:04 Comments || Top||

#6  A water-based fire suppression system in a magnesium plant. Brilliant. Simply brilliant...

Yeah. This is basic high school chemistry and the facts of life for anyone who puts out fires for a living. It's hard to imagine the multiple levels of fuckupery required for this to happen.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/25/2018 13:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Suit up the board of directors, give'em a 2" line, and kick their asses towards the fire.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2018 14:10 Comments || Top||

#8  This is as bad and stupid as that explosion in Tianjin a couple years back... you know, the one with the carbide?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2018 14:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Electrical fire, fuse room with *live* power, and (idiot) supervisor was stopped pulling a 1" water hose at the door... Probably would have shut down the whole production floor for a week and *zapped* him into Intensive Care (if he was lucky).
Posted by: magpie || 05/25/2018 15:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Expect to see much more of this as high schools and colleges are converted into socialist, communist knuckle dragging indoctrination camps.
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 05/25/2018 19:59 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Rachel Dolezal chronicles
h/t Instapundit
Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/25/2018 09:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She could use the defense that it wasn't me, it was the other Rachel Dolezal or Nkechi Diallo. Multiple personality defense?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/25/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Welfare was intended to help people get back on their feet. Under that definition, most recipients are guilty of fraud...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2018 10:22 Comments || Top||

#3  She is one sick puppy, for sure...
Posted by: Dave D. || 05/25/2018 10:56 Comments || Top||

#4  I am surprised she was caught. She lost a lot of respect from the welfare cheater community.
Posted by: Airandee || 05/25/2018 12:26 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder if she reported the 80K on her state and federal returns, assuming she bothered to file them.
Posted by: KBK || 05/25/2018 13:56 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2018-05-25
  Australia’s most wanted ISIS terrorist is imprisoned in Turkey
Thu 2018-05-24
  Hamas chief boasts of Tehran’s support, close ties to Hezbollah
Wed 2018-05-23
  Iraq arrests a senior Islamic State executioner in Kirkuk
Tue 2018-05-22
  Taliban leader Mullah Din Mohammad and comrades killed in Farah airstrike
Mon 2018-05-21
  ISIS foils rebel offensive in west Daraa, kills scores
Sun 2018-05-20
  Saudi Air Defenses Intercept Houthi Ballistic Missile
Sat 2018-05-19
  1,000 protest Friday on Gaza border as Hamas chief vows to lead new demonstrations
Fri 2018-05-18
  Brazil charges 11 people with trying to set up Islamic State cell
Thu 2018-05-17
   Top al-Qaeda leader for the Indian Subcontinent killed in Afghanistan
Wed 2018-05-16
  Islamic State’s financial chief of Diyala State, another member arrested
Tue 2018-05-15
  Iraq sentences man to death by hanging for slaughtering Russian diplomat
Mon 2018-05-14
  Liveblogging Israel: Gaza Riots, American Embassy Ribbon Cutting to Come
Sun 2018-05-13
  ISIS militants kill 9 of their own comrades in Nangarhar province
Sat 2018-05-12
  12 militants killed in Special Forces raids in Laghman
Fri 2018-05-11
  Clashes erupt in Bethlehem on 70th Nakba Day protests

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