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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Father of the Year
A Gulf Coast man was charged with murder after he said he gave his 15-year-old son powerful prescription drugs because he wanted the boy to know "how to party right."

Steven Alfano was charged with third-degree murder after son Vincent died of an accidental overdose in June.

Witnesses said the 47-year-old Spring Hill man showed his son how to crush and snort pills like the painkiller oxycodone and the heroin substitute methadone...
Posted by: Anonymoose || 08/05/2008 14:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice mugshot. Really looks like "Mr. Party Animal".
Posted by: tu3031 || 08/05/2008 14:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Son you are going to have to know "how to party right."

Hey dad, I thought there were going to be girls at the party. What about the funny hats?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/05/2008 15:48 Comments || Top||

#3  You can't imagine what compels "people" to dream this shit up.

A Gulf Coast man was charged with murder after he said he gave his 15-year-old son powerful prescription drugs because he wanted the boy to know "how to party right."


...*shakes head and cries*...

<:(

Posted by: Red Dawg || 08/05/2008 16:48 Comments || Top||


Today's Idiot
Man calls 911 after Subway left sauce off sandwich

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville police say Reginald Peterson needs to learn that 911 is not the appropriate place to complain that Subway left the sauce off a spicy Italian sandwich. Police said the 42-year-old man dialed 911 twice last week so he could have his sub made correctly. The second call was to complain that officers weren't arriving fast enough.

Subway workers told police Peterson became belligerent and yelled when they were fixing his order. They locked him out of the store after he left to call police. When officers arrived, they tried to calm Peterson and explain the proper use of 911. Those efforts failed, and he was arrested on a charge of making false 911 calls.

Peterson did not have a listed phone number.
No kidding.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/05/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As a Deli and Hoagie Lover, plus connoisseur of other high cholesterol male food, it must be said that clearly the man is innocent!

D *** NG IT, AL BUNDY IS SOOOOOOO UPSET HE CAN BARELY FINISH EATING HIS DAGWOOD DELI SANDWICH
[but he will]!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/05/2008 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  What a dumb*ss. I call 411.
Posted by: Perfesser || 08/05/2008 3:43 Comments || Top||

#3  In other 911 news...

TAMPA - When Carlos Jose Gutierrez lost money in a sl0t machine at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casin0 early this morning, deputies say he didn't just walk away. He called 911. To report that a sl0t machine stole his money.

Shortly after midnight, Gutierrez was told by dispatchers that the sl0t machine did not steal his money and that it was a crime to call 911 to report that it did. After acknowledging that his call to 911 was wrong, Gutierrez left the casin0 and walked across the street.

Then he called 911 again to report that a sl0t machine stole his money.

This time, Gutierrez, 47, of 5613 Halifax Drive, was arrested and charged with making a false 911 call, a misdemeanor. Described in jail records as a self-employed investor, Gutierrez is being held at the Orient Road Jail with no bail set. He was on felony probation when arrested, according to jail records.


A self employed investor? Sounds like he invests his welfare check in sl0t machines and casin0 booze.
Posted by: tu3031 || 08/05/2008 14:41 Comments || Top||

#4  #2: What a dumb*ss. I call 411.

Ima gonna git youse Perfesser.. no one should be that funny after lunch! DAMN IT!

/:) ROLF.. and now my belly hurtz!!
Posted by: Red Dawg || 08/05/2008 16:52 Comments || Top||

#5  In my town recently there was an elderly woman who regularly called 911 to complain when her Meals-on-Wheels delivery was late. This went on for several months before stopping - still not sure what stopped it.
Posted by: xbalanke || 08/05/2008 18:17 Comments || Top||

#6  "a self-employed investor"

Uh-huh.

That's one name for it....
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 08/05/2008 18:45 Comments || Top||


Chair-sniffing Australian politician resigns
A prominent Australian politician has resigned after his sexual antics were made public. Troy Buswell, leader of the opposition Liberal Party in the state of Western Australia, admitted in April that he had once sniffed the chair on which a female colleague had been sitting. He also admitted that he had fiddled with the bra of another colleague. Mr Buswell says he is resigning because he wants the next state election to take place unhampered by "cheap personality-based politics".
I hear he's gonna open a bike rental agency.
Posted by: Fred || 08/05/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Sniffed the chair" > reliving his high school and tweeny "Just-Discovered-Girls-Aren't-Weird- Dressed-Boyz" juvenile days, has he???

COULD BE WORSE - HE COULDA COPIED ROBIN WILLIAMS' POST-9-11 "LION KING" PEEING SKIT, FOR REALSIES [marking territory]!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/05/2008 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Mr Buswell says he is resigning because he wants the next state election to take place unhampered by "cheap personality-based politics".

Chair-sniffer or not, I certainly hope he doesn't come to the States in an effort to avoid..... "cheap personality-based politics."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/05/2008 9:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Does the Jerry Springer show pay well? Perhaps he could get a gig there.
Posted by: Grenter, Protector of the Geats || 08/05/2008 12:28 Comments || Top||

#4  what a perv!
Posted by: Chunky Phese7222 || 08/05/2008 14:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Chair-sniffing Australian politician resigns

heh a natural born tracker skid mark detector...

It's just too Damn Bad that God didn't give him the Olfactory Jump he gave Blood Hounds..

Life is so fucking unfair!

>:<
Posted by: Red Dawg || 08/05/2008 17:15 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Exploding BVDs and now Bulletproof Bras, what's next?
It is being dubbed the new "bullet-proof bra", a new kind of Wonderbra which could help protect thousands of women police officers here in Germany.

It may sound like a joke, but this is a serious matter - the policewoman who came up with the idea said normal bras can be dangerous when worn in combination with a bullet-proof vest.

"The impact of a bullet can push the metal and plastic bits of the bra into an officer's body, causing serious injury," said Carmen Kibat, an adviser on equal opportunities for the Hamburg-based Bundespolizei - Germany's federal police force.

"I always thought normal bras posed a safety risk and I wanted to change that," she said.

"These new bras are very important and they will help all our women officers."

Dozens of German policewomen have already tested the new bras and, after a two-month long trial, the underwear is being issued to officers as part of their uniform.

Under a vest
So what do the new bras look like?

Well, looking similar to sports bras, the new bras are white, made from cotton or polyester and padded. They also have the word "Police" printed at the bottom.

Crucially, though, the bras do not have any under-wire or fastener made out of metal or plastic.

From now on, women police officers will be allowed to pick three bras from a range of designs, varying in size and style.

"These new bras represent pioneering work," said Ruediger Carstens, a spokesman for the Bundespolizei. "It shows that the safety of our officers is a top priority."

In all, more than 3,000 front-line women police officers across Germany are being encouraged to wear the new bras on duty.

So that includes female officers deployed at airports, train stations, or those deployed at border crossings.

But at the end of the day, it is up to each individual officer to decide whether she will go for the latest "bullet-proof" lingerie - a police spokesman was keen to point out that the new bras "are optional".

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 08/05/2008 20:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:


When Visiting Denver, Leave Urine And Feces At Home
Poo and pee dominated a public hearing Monday on a new law that prohibits people from carrying certain items if they intend to use them for nefarious purposes.

The law, crafted in advance of the Democratic National Convention, was adopted unanimously by the City Council.

But not before a hearing laced with comedy and profanity.

Representatives from some of the groups planning large-scale protests during the DNC this month said the ordinance was unnecessary and accused city officials of fear mongering.

"The intent of this ordinance is to try to smear protesters and make them look as if they are somehow criminal or somehow going to engage in some kind of gross conduct," said Glenn Spagnuolo, an organizer with the Re- create 68 Alliance.

The ordinance makes it illegal to carry certain items, such as chains, padlocks, carabiners and other locking devices. It also prohibits the possession of noxious substances. Two of the most frequently used examples of a noxious substance are a bucket of urine and a "feces bomb."
Posted by: Anonymoose || 08/05/2008 18:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder if you need a license for concealed carry?
Posted by: Anonymoose || 08/05/2008 18:16 Comments || Top||

#2  some characters already smell pretty bad, I wonder who gets the lucky job of searching them.
Oh no officer, it's just lemonade and brownies...
that's probably when you make them ingest it, yuck.
Man I do not want to be here in Denver while this adoration show is going on.
Posted by: Jan || 08/05/2008 18:50 Comments || Top||

#3  BLUE VELVET???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/05/2008 20:00 Comments || Top||


Cop wins doughnut-eating contest
Posted by: Mike || 08/05/2008 16:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Contest? I thought is was an open donut bar?
Posted by: Officer Lapham || 08/05/2008 17:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Coming up next: Dog bites man.
Posted by: tu3031 || 08/05/2008 17:30 Comments || Top||


Israeli couple forgets daughter at airport
An Israeli couple left their four-year-old daughter behind at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv today.
Oooh! Oooh! I seen this movie!
The couple were already 45 minutes into their flight with their five other children before they were told their daughter had been found in the departure hall. As the family were among the last passengers to enter the plane, the little girl was probably forgotten in the rush. A few hours later she was flown to Paris under the supervision of a stewardess.
Posted by: Fred || 08/05/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  CAULKIN wid long hair, or is Hollyweird trying really Really REALLY HARD NOT TO TELL US ITS TIME FOR A "HOME ALONE" REMAKE???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/05/2008 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Anything to have an open middle seat.
Posted by: Perfesser || 08/05/2008 3:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow, it must be pretty expensive to fly 6 kids internationally. My four have never even been been on a plane (even to visit their grandparents in our capital city) due to the cost.
Posted by: Gladys || 08/05/2008 5:55 Comments || Top||

#4  They very obviously forgot to... 'pass up the count.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/05/2008 10:01 Comments || Top||

#5  So, where's their baggage ?
Posted by: wxjames || 08/05/2008 13:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Whenever I read a story like this I marvel how my mother once crossed nearly half of India by train in charge of 11 kids, 6 or hers plus 5 friends, alone (my father having already missed the train) and got all to their destination safely.
Posted by: xbalanke || 08/05/2008 18:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Some people are intended by Nature to manage large groups of immature people, xbalanke. ;-) Others of us... are not. That's why I only have two trailing offspring.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/05/2008 20:47 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China cracks down on illegal immigrant labor
You know things are bad when you're moving to China to work illegally.
Firms that employ foreigners without work permits could face fines of up to 50,000 yuan (US$7,300), the Guangzhou public security bureau said yesterday. Many companies in Guangdong province seek to employ people from Africa, the Middle East, Vietnam and Myanmar because of low wages.
What, $250/mo for locals too expensive?
The exit and entry department of the provincial bureau of public security said it planned to set up a database foreign visas, departures and entries.
Why can't we do this in America?
The move is targeted at curbing the growth in foreign workers and crime, Nanfang Daily reported yesterday.

Guangdong police told China Daily that the employment of foreign workers without permits had been rising rapidly in recent years. Nanfang Daily said local companies have been told to strictly abide by relevant Chinese laws and regulations on the employment of foreigners. "Fines meted out to employers of foreigners without work permits will be as high as 50,000 yuan," the paper said.

Employers will also have to bear the cost of repatriating the illegal workers.
Why can't we do this in America?
In April, police in Zhuhai discovered a company had hired 62 Vietnamese workers without proper documents. The company was fined 45,000 yuan. Guangzhou Daily said authorities in Zhuhai had investigated 18 such cases in the past year. A total of 170 Vietnamese were found without work permits.

Guangdong, as a leader in the nation's reform and opening up campaign, is a top employer of foreigners, but their illegal numbers have also been on the rise, the paper said. Last year, Guangdong police investigated 7,940 cases involving foreigners suspected of illegal immigration, residence, employment, and doing business without approved documents.

Last month, police discovered three companies in a premium office building in the city's busy Huangshi Road were employing foreigners without permission.

Zhang Jie, dean of the school of economics of Jinan University, said the number of foreigners who work in Guangdong will continue to grow because of demand. Most of them are hardworking and demand relatively low wages. "Guangdong is unable to shut down or move out all of its labor-intensive companies in the near future; that is why foreign workers are popular," Zhang said.
Posted by: gromky || 08/05/2008 06:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They should try implementing a head tax. Always good to have something to apologize for once you have earned your success.
Posted by: Excalibur || 08/05/2008 11:11 Comments || Top||

#2  What, $250/mo for locals too expensive?

$250 a month? The central government-mandated minimum wage in Guangdong is $100 a month. In the interior provinces, it's $50 a month. In Vietnam? $30 a month. And in parts of Africa, the problem isn't wage levels - it's getting a job at all. The interesting thing about some restaurants in China is that I've run into Filipino lounge acts performing American standards. I suspect some of these folks are on tourist visas.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 08/05/2008 16:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Their technology may be lagging, but they obviously need to build some sort of great big wall to keep these buggers out.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/05/2008 19:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Compare wid TOPIX > CHINA, PHILIPPINES ARE THE TOP SOURCES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION; + ILLEGAL MIGRANT [mostly Muslim] WORKERS THREATEN TO OVERWHELM MALAYSIAN BORNEO. Out of the local Sababh State's 3.0Milyuhn people, 1.0-1.5Milyuhn are estimated to be illegal, mostly Muslim migrants searching for work and new livelihoods, taxing already scarce or limited local resources and threatening to overwhelm the INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS.

Also from TOPIX > MALNOURISHMENT, JOBLESSNESS WORSENING IN THE PHILIPPINES + STUDY:GLOBAL WARMING WILL LEAD TO MORE WORLD INSTABILITY, VIOLENCE.

*GUAM SCOPE > despite appearances and rhetoric the contrary, 'tis more evidencias/indicias that SELF-DETERMINATION IS PROB THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE OF ALL, AND THAT GUAM'S PEOPLE MUST SOUL-SEARCH, DECIDE, AND CHOOSE ITS FINAL POLITICAL STAUS WID THE USA WHILE IT STILL CAN.

Anyone whom knows anything about USDOD/MIL PLANNING knows that the anticipated US MC RELOC to Guam is NOT inconsistent wid USDOD Plans to either stay or pull out of Guam, espec 2040-2050. IMO the telltale signs are already there that the USDOD will continue to LOCALLY PRIVATIZE WHILE ALSO DOWNSIZING VV GUAM. This is EXCLUSIVE OF ANY AND ALL OTHER REGIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL MILPOL FACTORS.

As an UNINCORPORATED US TERRITORY, Guam technically ranks one-step higher than a US MILITARY DEPARTMENT BUT ONE-STEP LOWER THAN A FULL "CORPORATED TERRITORY", AND TWO-STEPS LOWER THAN FULL "COMMONWEALTH" LEADING TO EITHER STATEHOOD OR INDEPENDENCE [or even FREE ASSOCIATION], LET ALONE A US STATE [top].
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/05/2008 23:13 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Best Obama Facts
1. Every now and then, Obama opens his eyes and the world springs into existence.
2. When a tree falls in the forest, Obama hears it.
3. Obama can clap with one hand.
4. Prometheus was punished for plagiarizing Obama.
5. Obama can make a journey of a thousand miles without a 6. single step.
6. Socks worn by Obama are used for climbing walls in Spiderman movies.
7. Hillary Clinton dropped out of the race when she learned Obama's true name.

...and many more at the link.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/05/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tastefully understated.
Posted by: Richard of Oregon || 08/05/2008 4:14 Comments || Top||

#2  He's still no Chuck Norris.
Posted by: Grenter, Protector of the Geats || 08/05/2008 15:23 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Dreaded dacoit Thokia killed
Lucknow, Aug 4: An era of gang of dacoits came to an end today with killing of the dreaded dacoit Ambika Patel alias Thokia during a fierce encounter on Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh border. The Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police has added another feather in its cap by killing Thokia.

At least 100 criminal cases of murder, kidnapping and looting were pending against Thokia in eight districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The STF team shot dead Thokia near Cilkhan village in the Bharatkup area of Chitrakoot district after a four hour-long encounter.

The Uttar Pradesh Government had announced a reward of Rs five lakh and Madhya Pradesh Government a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head who was hiding in the jungles of two states. The STF had launched a massive combing operation against his gang after he ambushed a vehicle of the police force killing six jawans last year. The STF jawans were returning after killing another dreaded dacoit Dadua when the incident took place.

The Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Vikram Singh announced out-of-turn promotions for the STF personnel involved in the encounter. He claimed that other gang members would be either caught or killed. The senior superintendent of STF Amitabh Yash who supervised the operations said that this was a major success for the security personnel of the state. Investigation was being done to detect the people who were giving logistic support to the gang and supplied ammunition to its members, the DGP added.

Another dreaded dacoit Dadua who had unleashed a reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh was killed a year ago by the STF. Dadua and Thokia belong to Kurmi community and had an influence in the Bundelkhand region.

Piyeria Devi, mother of Thokia, had contested from Nairaini in Banda district on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket in the last Assembly elections.

After the encounter, the police recovered four firearms from him that included a few AK series assault rifles. The gang operated a big extortion racket in the area and even collected commission from all the development projects. They used to raise huge funds in dealing with tendu leaves.
Posted by: john frum || 08/05/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dreaded Dacoits...Why do they hate us so?
Posted by: Bunyip || 08/05/2008 4:03 Comments || Top||

#2  This sounds like something I had to kill 15 of (Dacoits) plus the boss (Thokia) for a quest in World Of Warcraft.
Posted by: OldSpook || 08/05/2008 4:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Instead of a "dreaded dacoit" he's now a dead-ed dacoit.
Posted by: Mike || 08/05/2008 6:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey, I thought this was going to be a Harry Potter sequel.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/05/2008 15:52 Comments || Top||

#5  What planet was this on?
Posted by: tu3031 || 08/05/2008 15:54 Comments || Top||

#6  He was killed in Lucknow? Rotten lick. I killed my Nokia phone, does that counr for anything?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/05/2008 19:28 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2008-08-05
  Philippine Supremes halt MILF autonomy deal
Mon 2008-08-04
  16 officers killed,16 wounded in an attack in Xinjiang
Sun 2008-08-03
  ''Assad's right hand man'' assassinated in Syria
Sat 2008-08-02
  Taliban deny al-Qaida No. 2 hit by missile
Fri 2008-08-01
  189 arrested, curfew lifted in Diyala
Thu 2008-07-31
  Qaeda big turban in Afghanistan killed in US airstrike
Wed 2008-07-30
  Gilani in Washington; Paks raid Haqqani's empty madrassa in N Wazoo
Tue 2008-07-29
  Military offensive under way in Diyala
Mon 2008-07-28
  Mudhat Mursi: Dead Again?
Sun 2008-07-27
  3 people killed in second day of Tripoli festivities
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  India: Serial kabooms in Ahmadabad
Fri 2008-07-25
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Thu 2008-07-24
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