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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Man weighing 900lb will be CUT OUT of his mobile home on judge's orders so he can attend a court hearing to face cocaine conspiracy charges
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Kenneth T. Hicks, 48, is scheduled to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Virginia on Monday

  • He is one of seven people charged in a cocaine conspiracy distribution case - intent to distribute more than a pound of cocaine from 2013 to 2017

  • A judge last week approved an unusual transportation plan to ensure Hicks could make the hearing because he is confined to his bed

  • It may involve cutting through a wall in his mobile home, bracing the structure and cutting down some trees so he can be removed

  • The hearing will take place in the loading dock at the rear of the court
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The hearing will take place in the loading dock at the rear of the court

OK, I laffed. Seems to me, this case would be better served if Mohamed (aka the judge) went to the mountain instead of vice versa.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/14/2019 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't move but "somehow" 10s of thousand of calories find their way into his mouth daily...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/14/2019 4:59 Comments || Top||

#3  intent to distribute

Imagine the number of colon balloons.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 6:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Hicks was awesome in Aliens - what the hell happened to him?
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Bulked up for his role in Star Wars as Jabba the Hut?
Posted by: Phomorong Pelosi5448 || 05/14/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Just seal his trailer. Prevent food delivery - only water. Check back next May
Posted by: Frank G || 05/14/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Anyone remember the puddle of fat vampire in Blade? Thinking that, rather than Jabba.

Jabba had structure, and could move. Plus he had a keen eye for the 'ladies'.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 05/14/2019 10:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Imagine the poor son of a bitch who shares his cell.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#9  stacy abrams is jealous: wonder if SI is going to do a male swimsuit issue featuring plus sized guys
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 05/14/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

Naples man impersonates FBI agent, leaves catfish on homeowner's lawn
[WINKNews] A Naples man was arrested for impersonating an FBI agent. When told to leave a homeowner's property, the suspect dropped catfish on her lawn, then fled the scene on a bicycle.

The suspect, Kristian Dudley, 42, faces a charge of Open Container in Public/Semi-Public Parking Area and a felony charge of Impersonate Law Enforcement Officer.

The victim said Dudley drove a bike with red and blue flashing lights into her front yard at the 2000 block of Palm Street in Naples. Dudley introduced himself as an FBI agent, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Then, he ordered the woman to show proof of ID to make sure she was there legally.

The victim said she was a U.S. citizen and told him to leave her property. After Dudley refused a second time, her husband told Dudley to go and he called CCSO, per the arrest report. Before leaving the property, Dudley dropped multiple live catfish in the driveway for an "unknown reason."

As Dudley was biking, a deputy stopped him because he fit the description of the suspect. The deputy said Dudley appeared heavily intoxicated, was wearing a dark shirt, had an FBI hat and a bicycle with red and blue flashing lights.

Dudley has been taken to jail.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Florida Man strikes again.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/14/2019 4:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Catfishing
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 6:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Well. At least it wasn't Agent Penis.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

Doris Day, Bubbly Actress in Romantic Comedies, Dies at 97
[Bloomberg]Doris Day, the bubbly, blonde actress and singer who starred in "Pillow Talk" and other romantic comedies in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and who later became an animal-welfare advocate, has died. She was 97.
Que Sera Sera
She died Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California, according to the Associated Press, citing the Doris Day Animal Foundation. "Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death," the foundation said in an emailed statement.

Day reached the height of her popularity in sophisticated romps with co-stars James Garner, Cary Grant and, in particular, Rock Hudson. "Pillow Talk," released in 1959, was the first of three pictures they made and turned the pair into a top draw at theaters.

"It was an enormous departure from the kind of films she’d been doing for a dozen years," said Ross Hunter, producer of the movie, in Day’s autobiography. "Doris hadn’t a clue as to her potential as a sex image."

She made more than three dozen movies in 20 years, starting out in roles as the girl next door. That early, goody-two-shoes image led performer Oscar Levant to famously quip he knew Day "before she became a virgin."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  IIRC she was in the Glass Bottom Boat and 50 years later I can still recall her stunningly beautiful boobs.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 05/14/2019 6:43 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
5 perish as de Havilland aircraft collide near Ketchikan, AK
[Washington Examiner] Five people are dead and another is missing after two floatplanes carrying cruise passengers crashed into one another in southeast Alaska on Monday.

Princess Cruises said that all four passengers and a pilot in a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver were killed after slamming into a larger de Havilland DHC-3 Otter Monday afternoon near Ketchikan, Alaska.

"We are deeply saddened to report this news and our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives and the families of those impacted by today’s accident," Princess Cruises said in a statement. "Princess Cruises is extending its full support to traveling companions of the guests involved."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  after two former floatplanes
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 5:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Waiting for a comment from pilot Alaska Paul.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/14/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Lots of movies about the harsh Alaskan wilderness begin with the plane's radio going out just before the crash...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Lawsuit Filed over Display of Bible at Veterans Hospital
[MIL.com] A Bible on display as part of a memorial at New Hampshire's veterans hospital should be removed because it is a violation of the First Amendment, a U.S. Air Force veteran said in a federal lawsuit May 7. The Bible was carried by a prisoner of war during World War II and became part of the Missing Man Table honoring missing veterans and POWs at the entranceway of the Manchester VA Medical Center. The Department of Veterans Affairs said May 7 the table was sponsored by a veterans group called the Northeast POW/MIA Network. Read more about the lawsuit on Military.com.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 08:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  NFW
Posted by: Warthog || 05/14/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  What in the 1st amendment says anything about a Bible? It says Congress cannot establish a state religion, but then idiots want to be idiots.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/14/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#3  pet·ti·fog·ger·y , noun, to carry on a petty, shifty, or unethical law business.
This is a historical artifact, not a generic Bible, and the lawyer should have advised his client that this was a (quote) nuisance lawsuit (un-quote). Sanction the lawyer and laugh this out of court.
Posted by: magpie || 05/14/2019 11:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Air Force.

What do you expect?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/14/2019 14:42 Comments || Top||

Gangsters in the UK outnumber Army soldiers by TWO TO ONE
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 07:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stock photos are funny.

"Cool Edition fool. Recognize."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#2  How much is this gangster problem connected to the Muslim immigrant problem? There is, after all, a direct correlation in Europe and Australia. And then Rotherham seems to tick all the boxes...
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/14/2019 13:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Lots of dodgy Eastern Europeans too.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/14/2019 14:58 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuelan Navy confronts US ship after entering territorial waters
“We’re heeeeeeere!”
[ALMASDARNEWS] A US ship entered the Venezuelan waters, but changed course after communicating with the Venezuelan Navy, the agency said on Friday.

The USCGC James was first noticed by the Venezuelan armed forces on Wednesday. On Thursday, a Venezuelan patrol ship approached the US vessel and convinced it to change course.

"After our radio communications, the USCG James became convinced in the necessity to change its course and left our waters", the Navy said in a statement.

The USCGC James belongs to the United States Coast Guard. Some netizens have tracked the alleged presence of the US vessel in Venezuelan waters.
Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Classic defense evaluation probe. Also adds more stress to Maduro. Win Win.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 05/14/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  What the hell is the Coast Guard doing down near Venezuela? Smugglers? Or just taunting them for sport?
Posted by: SteveS || 05/14/2019 1:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Send the Cajun Navy.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 05/14/2019 2:11 Comments || Top||

#4  What the hell is the Coast Guard doing down near Venezuela?

In the guise of drug interdiction route of interest profiling the CG vessel could be providing a SONAR shadow for an accompanying submersible.

Not a lot of detail about location, but the CG vessel could have dropped a hull attached cache of ... for future SEAL retrieval.

The CG may have simply been on a refresh sounding mission for near future engagement exploitation.

A moving beacon of known size and location may have been used for 'ground truthing' other sensor assets.

The OOD may have been drunk.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 6:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Send the Cajun Navy.

Over in a week.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#6  *Shrug* Different countries claim different coastal waters. The US normally only acknowledges the 12-mile limit while some countries claim up to 300 miles... Nothing-burger story.
Posted by: magpie || 05/14/2019 18:07 Comments || Top||

#7  There's roughly 100 miles between Venezuela's Exclusive Economic Zone and the US's (courtesy of the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico). Not particularly surprising that a Coast Guard vessel should be in the region, given the number of Venezuelans fleeing the country for places with functioning economies (e.g. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands). I'd expect the Coast Guard to be pretty busy interdicting vessels trying to smuggle Venezuelans in. In fact, there should be quite a bunch of Coast Guard vessels there because of the sheer desperation of a good chunk of the Venezuelan populace.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 05/14/2019 23:19 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian S-300 system spotted in US at test range
[ALMASDARNEWS] The US is known to have purchased at least one S-300 devoid of its electronics in the 1990s, with an American and Israeli military delegation reportedly sent to Ukraine last year to get acquainted with an upgraded version of the air defence system after Russia sent S-300s to Syria.

A military blogger has posted a satellite photo of what he believes is an S-300 system operating at a test range "somewhere in the USA."

The photo includes several of the system’s components, including 5P85PT launchers mounted on semi-trailers and its 30N6 fire control system.

The blogger, who focuses on analysis of satellite data using Google Earth on his Twitter page, did not specify the system’s location, with no further information known about whether it was operational or merely a mockup. He deleted the original post after it started to be picked up by Russian media.

Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah, they sold us everything but the electronics. Yeah...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Why not hire the IDF to steal one for us?
Posted by: SteveS || 05/14/2019 1:13 Comments || Top||

#3  It might not have come with electronics... but I bet the IDF has a case or two of them we can swap.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

China slaps tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. imports as trade war between Beijing and Washington escalates
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  The tariffs will impact a wide range of U.S. products, including coffee, beef, salmon, flowers and some fruits and vegetables.

Yeah, OK we consume a lot of that here.
We can use more.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/13/2019 11:35 Comments || Top||

#2  ‘As an Industry, We Cannot Survive’ — Fashion Reacts to Trump’s New China Tariff Hike

Not a lot of concern here. I've never been fashionable.

I will miss the plaid seatcovers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/13/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||

#3  There's essentially nothing manufactured in the US that comes in at a price point Chinese would buy. But no way will the media or chamber of communism or bidness roundtable admit that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 0:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Our imports of Chinese junk quality merch is 3 times our exports to China. 300% in their favor currently. Thanks to bribes paid to family members pf US politicians such as Biden's son.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 05/14/2019 0:48 Comments || Top||

#5  If you've been watching our stock market drop like it has this week and you suspect we've got a serious trade issue with another international trade 'partner'.... you might be correct.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 1:07 Comments || Top||

#6  I just see a lot of Jobs exported by those who incorrectly ignored economics and thought the best tariff is zero, even though the land values in each country are vastly different.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/14/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Considering we can get by without Chinese products with just a little pain, but they can't get by without selling us their stuff... I would say hit 'em hard and fuck them up.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2019 8:56 Comments || Top||

#8  I was in a high-end department store looking for a shirt. I found one that I thought looked good, looked at the price tag and then to see where it was made. It was made in China and the price tag was $120 for actually a basic, plain cotton shirt. So, wait a minute. Are you telling me that we can't make shirts in this country that stores could sell at a profit for less than $120?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/14/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#9  Ref #8: The Chinese shirts were only $12. until they had..... destroyed all domestic U.S. manufacturing. The prices were then adjusted to reflect the new reality.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||

#10  tariff on lead.... sounds like a good plan
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 05/14/2019 13:08 Comments || Top||

#11  The long game economic strategy of China and the immediate gratification, naïve mindset of the west over the past 20+ years has led to the de-industrialization of the US and massive deficits in the trading balance. We have literally elevated a near 3rd world country to near first world status, let them pillage our intellectual property, bribe our policy makers and pretend that are near=peer "friends".. we are deeply in debt and theyt are ascendant, but cannot sustain their economy if we stop buying their crap...we need to do exactly what Trump is doing, and SUSTAIN it for years while we take the pain and invest in our manufacturing base. The question is, will we be able to persevere in the face of the massive PR, lobbying and cataclysmic threats that will come if we do that? 1950's America would have that resolve, but look around folks.....?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/14/2019 15:28 Comments || Top||

#12  Yes, Besoeker. And when you think about the markups that makes possible, it's no wonder the globalists are freaking out about Trump's China policy.

BTW, I did NOT buy that shirt.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/14/2019 16:49 Comments || Top||

#13  The question is, will we be able to persevere in the face of the massive PR, lobbying and cataclysmic threats that will come if we do that? 1950's America would have that resolve, but look around folks.....?

Doesn't help when crooked fools like Biden take Chinese bribes and pretend that Trump is crazy. The Chinese can almost be forgiven for deciding to hang tough with Trump in the hope that Biden will beat him in 2020. They'd much rather deal with a soft headed fool like Biden than a hard headed realist like Trump.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/14/2019 16:54 Comments || Top||

#14  Give people don't buy China's exports, what will China do with all its toxic waste?
Posted by: gorb || 05/14/2019 22:02 Comments || Top||

#15  Big opportunity for third world nations to fill the cheap-junk gap.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/14/2019 22:55 Comments || Top||

German crossbow deaths: Police find more bodies
[BBC] German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a rural Bavarian hotel near Passau have found two more female bodies in a flat 650km (400 miles) away.

The flat in Wittingen had been occupied by a 30-year-old woman who was one of the victims found in the hotel room.

The other two in the hotel room were a man and woman found in bed, hand-in-hand, impaled with several arrows.

There was no sign of a fight, nor of another participant, police said.

All five victims were resident in Germany.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hope they catch the perp soon. Sicko.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 05/14/2019 6:38 Comments || Top||

#2  What happens when you outlaw knives gunscapital punishment
Posted by: Phomorong Pelosi5448 || 05/14/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Impaled on a wooden shaft ...
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 13:04 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey to launch home made sat on StarShip?
[Daily Sabah] Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, is a candidate to launch Turkey's first nationally-built satellite, an official from Turksat said Tuesday.

The Turkish satellite operator currently has two missions to launch satellites with SpaceX, with the 5A satellite planning to be launched next year, according to the company's general manager Cenk Şen.

"It's going to be a good experience for us, too. And it's going to open doors for the next projects because they have many projects for the future of space," Şen told Anadolu Agency at the 2019 Satellite Conference in Washington. "So it's going to be a good opportunity for both companies.

"They are going to be one of the candidates in the 6A2 which is the first nationally-built satellite, [and] which is very important for Turkey," he said.

SpaceX is enthusiastic to work with Turksat and is considering the Starship spacecraft to support the next project with the Turkish company.

"I think we'll start off with Falcon Heavy missions and do great work there and then potentially move on to the next vehicle," SpaceX's President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell told Anadolu Agency. "And actually, Starship might work for the next Turksat project."

Starship is a reusable spacecraft currently under development by SpaceX, with plans to use it to transport humans to Mars.

"We're very excited about working with Turksat. It's been a good program so far, everything seems to be on track and we're really looking forward to launching," Shotwell said.

Last year, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket, into space. It can carry 140,000 pounds (63,500 kilograms) of cargo into orbit — more than double the amount of any current rocket.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 6:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Just remember to thaw it first.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2019 11:16 Comments || Top||

300 clinics sealed during drive against quackery in Sindh
[DAWN] More than 300 clinics across Sindh, most of which located in Larkana, have been sealed by the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) for being involved in unfair practices putting human lives in danger, officials said on Sunday.

"The crackdown on quacks and blood banks involved in unsafe practices is going on and so far the teams of the commission have sealed 90 clinics and 12 blood banks in Larkana district alone," said a bigwig in the health ministry.

The officials said the SHCC had formed various teams for its field operations to combat quackery in Sindh.

"Special focus is on Larkana district to take immediate actions due to recent rampant cases of HIV in the district," said an official.
Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Those darned SEALs.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 6:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "But officer, this is Pakistan ! Human lives are always in danger ."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

FO condemns alleged rape of 3-year-old girl in occupied Kashmir
[DAWN] The Foreign Office on Monday condemned the alleged rape of a three-year-old in Indian-Indian Kashmiree on May 8, which lead to widespread protests across the Valley on Sunday.

"Reported horrific rape of 3-year-old Kashmiri girl in Bandipora, in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmire, another brutal reminder of humanitarian nightmare in IoK," FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter on Monday.

"Fresh reports of pellet gun firing on protesters, yet another reflection of continued Indian atrocities," he added.

According to the Indian Express, the girl was allegedly raped on Wednesday before iftar in the Sumbal area of Bandipora district, following which widespread protests broke out across the Valley on Sunday.

As per the complaint filed by the girl's family, the accused lured the child with candy before abducting her and then raping her. "We found her in a nearby area and informed the local police," a family member was quoted as saying.

Soon after the incident was reported, coppers said that the girl was referred to a Srinagar-based hospital while the accused, who hails from a village in the area, was tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
"A case was registered, and the accused was produced before the court which sent him on police remand," SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik told the Indian Express.

"The heinous crime of rape of a minor in Bandipora is under investigation. We assure that [the] perpetrator of the crime will be brought to justice. We appeal to the public to stay calm and not heed to any rumours," Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Shahbaz Mirza was quoted as saying, after protests were recorded in as many as 12 locations on Sunday.

Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani termed such incidents "a black stain on our social fabric and rich culture".

Former IOK chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted" "The rape of a child in Tirgaam is a travesty. [Jammu and Kashmire Police] must ensure a speedy investigation with only one consideration and that is to identify the guilty, prepare a watertight case & ensure exemplary punishment to those responsible."

Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti also expressed her shock at the incident in a tweet, writing: "Mortified to hear about the rape of a 3 yr old girl in Sumbal. What kind of a sick pervert would do this? Society often blames women for inviting unwanted attention but what was this child’s fault?"

Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  "What kind of sick pervert would do this ? The girl was at least 6 years younger than the prophet's 9 yr old wife ! What does he think he is, better than muhamed ?"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/14/2019 10:45 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Microphone in noise-cancelling headsets worn by soldiers will send the location of an enemy sniper to the smartphones of troops
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A soldier's phone could be used to reveal the location of enemy troops
  • It links the handset to a microphone built into their helmet's ear protection
  • Noise of fired bullets is tracked and used to reveal the assailant's position
  • Researchers say the technology could be on the battlefield within two years
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mmmm...30 years ago I recall, uh somebody told me, a story of a fellow messaging a phone picture of a urban sniper hide to a rotary pilot's phone, who promptly dumped a rocket in his window.

Good to hear the Army is adopting current technology.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Wait, that's my post!
I shouldn't be commenting on my post, should I?

How soon we forget.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 6:31 Comments || Top||

#3  One smiley face please.
Posted by: Dale || 05/14/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't Chicongo and Detoilet already use these gunshot locators but still have a single digit homicide clearance rate?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#5  I guess we cannot interview the Ukrainian soldiers who left their phones on.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2019 14:44 Comments || Top||

Iranian men are ordered not to look at women during Ramadan in latest morality crackdown as probe is launched into 'devious' videos of schoolgirls dancing to a pop song
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#1  So does this mean the girls walking in the street are now speed bumps? If you don't have to look where you're going.......................
Posted by: AlanC || 05/14/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  And, while you're at it, don't think about them, either.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote in 1863: “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”
Posted by: Bobby || 05/14/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Goats, however..... #BaaToo
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HUD proposes evicting unauthorized immigrants from subsidized housing
[SD Union Trib] The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule that would prohibit undocumented immigrants from living in Section 8 housing, but the head of the San Diego Housing Commission said the change could cost more money to implement and displace legal residents.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a policy change intended to make legal U.S. residents first in line for subsidized housing, but the head of the San Diego Housing Commission said it could end up costing more money and displacing legal residents already housed.

HUD estimates more than 25,000 households that receive federal Section 8 housing vouchers include people not in the country legally, and revising its policy could create more affordable housing for legal residents.

Housing Commission President and CEO Rick Gentry said 325 families that receive Section 8 housing vouchers in San Diego have at least one family member who is an unauthorized immigrant. Under the proposed change, the unauthorized person would have to move out.
The horror!
Gentry said the change likely will result in all family members moving out rather than being separated, displacing legal residents. Of those households, 251 have children younger than 18, he said.

"I would say it's not a good idea because we are harming people who are citizens, and it would not save the taxpayers any money," he said.

The change could cost more, Gentry said, because the 325 households receive prorated vouchers rather than full vouchers. As an example, Gentry said a household of four with one unauthorized resident would receive a voucher reduced by 25 percent. If those people move out and are replaced by four legal residents, the household would receive a voucher valued at 100 percent, increasing the amount the Housing Commission pays for same unit.

The San Diego Housing Commission provides Section 8 vouchers to about 15,400 households in the city.
Sounds like Gentry needs to be replaced and the SDHC removed from distributing those funds
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#1  Formula: Toss out all illegals and people involved in drug activity. If the building drops below 50% occupancy, raze it. Rinse. Repeat.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#2  This would help the entire economy when it lowers economic-rent.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/14/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#3  When I 'sublet' a bedroom to a renter the landlord hadn't screened, he kicked me out too.

"Too much risk for your neighbors."
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 19:29 Comments || Top||

Que Sera Sera, Johnny Walker Red Goes Full Lesbos

Then oddly enough the beloved Doris Day dies. Rest in peace Doris.

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#1  Johnny Walker always sux but I want to know is which one pulls off the garter? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/14/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#2  I always thought drinking scotch was an affectation.

I drink bourbon and tequila.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/14/2019 14:39 Comments || Top||

Judge strikes down Kentucky law restricting abortions after 15 weeks
[Yahoo] A Kentucky judge has struck down a law that prohibited a method of abortion commonly used in the second trimester, saying the measure would create a “sustainable obstacle” to a woman’s right to choose.

US district judge Joseph McKinley Jr ruled on Friday that the state’s law violated a woman’s constitutional right to privacy.
Wiki: "McKinley was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 24, 1995,"
The law, aimed at halting dilation-and-evacuation (D&E) terminations, was found to “unduly burden” women seeking abortions.

The state’s lawyers argued that the law would still allow use of D&E, but only after doctors used other methods to induce fetal death. Abortion providers breaking the law would be guilty of a felony but patients would not face prosecution.

Kentucky's governor Matt Bevin said he would appeal the decision, which came as a wave of restrictive abortion laws known as "heartbeat bills" swept the southern US.
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