Posted by: Barbara ||
08/03/2012 16:53 Comments ||
If the mayors of Chicago, New York, San Francisco and many others had their way, this would never have happened. Instead there would only be a local story of an elderly woman robbed, possibly murdered.
As Glenn Reynolds often says, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
08/03/2012 19:04 Comments ||
[An Nahar] Police in Caliphornia have nabbed I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! a German university professor after he wrote about gunning down students at his late son's high school and then killing himself, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
Officers acted after they found the emails, by 48-year-old Reiner Reinscheid, a professor at the University of Caliphornia ...a formerly great educational system, the most generous contributor to the 2008 Obama campaign, with a total of $1,648,685. Is there a reason universities are among the top financiers of political campaigns? , Irvine.
Reinscheid was angry at University High School because his 14-year-old son, Claas Stubbe, had did away with himself in March after being disciplined for a theft from a school store, the newspaper said.
In emails sent in April to his wife and to himself, Reinscheid threatened to kill the school's assistant principal, shoot hundreds of students and then burn the school down, the Times said.
"I need a gun, many guns, and then I have the ride of my life," Reinscheid wrote in an email to himself, the Times reported.
"I will give myself a wonderful ending and be with Claas very soon. I like this plan, finally a good idea."
Reinscheid was first nabbed I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! July 24 for trying to start a fire in a park, near where his son hanged himself.
He was released the same day on bail, but renabbed I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! July 27 after police found the emails on examining his cellphone.
Prosecutors submitted the emails in court on Tuesday as part of a motion that he be denied bail, the Times said. Sounds like the man needs some intensive grief counseling...
He did need grief counseling. I suppose the left will spin this into part of their gun control theme. Since he was probably part of the left, maybe nothing will come of it. He was just a guy with mental problems.
I haven't read everything he ever wrote by any means, but I never read anything by him that I didn't enjoy. And everyone should read The Face of Battle, especially people with non-military backgrounds. As a history buff, I was surprised how much it opened my eyes to different aspects of what it would have been like to be in famous, historical battles.
Rest In Peace
Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.
The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.
We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith's actions against Vante and its employees.
"You just know this will all end up as a in-class Business Case Study for major Universities + Colleges." Yea, you know how that will go. Spin city. Mush heads will suck it up and parrot what they are told. Well, if you want to pass the course. I have seen it happen.
Last I heard University of Kansas, Berkley-on-Kaw, had only 1200 signitures (no mention on whether names were actually students, and not Cherry Garcia, Fellow Achio, Patty O'Furniture, so forth)
Also as counter-story, Wichita news had an emo on, skinney dude with the thick glasses, looks like that dude on the Olympics channel. Said was a Wichita State student, had a Jayhawk shirt on. Bullcrap, neither campus self-respecting alumni would stand for that; pre-fab-ulous.
"Actually, I think Chick-fia-A should offer him a job."
As what, toilet-cleaner?
CFA has more respect for its toilets than that.
Were I on the Board of Directors of Vante, I'd demand an outside investigation/audit of this clown's department - both the financials and how he treated the personnel. His lack of judgment here is stunning - no reason to think he was any different at work.
Posted by: Barbara ||
08/03/2012 16:51 Comments ||
One percenter speaking truth to power through a take out window. My hero.
Posted by: regular joe ||
08/03/2012 16:56 Comments ||
Grats to Vante for doing the right thing. How many companies would have reacted so well?
The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency warned its employees and contractors last week to stop using their government computers to surf the Internet for pornographic sites, according to the agency's executive director.
As Glenn Reynolds would say, the country is in the best of hands...
In a one-page memo, Executive Director John James Jr. wrote that in recent months government employees and contractors were detected "engaging in inappropriate use of the MDA network."
"Specifically, there have been instances of employees and contractors accessing websites, or transmitting messages, containing pornographic or sexually explicit images," James wrote in the July 27 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.
[An Nahar] Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi swore in a new cabinet on Thursday that retained military chief Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi as defense minister while giving the Islamists and their allies several portfolios.
The cabinet, which took office more than a month after Islamist Morsi, reflects a precarious balance of power between the president and the military, which retains broad powers after transferring control to him.
The Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party took five cabinet seats including higher education and the information ministry, which regulates the media.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/03/2012 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Arab Spring
[Bangla Daily Star] The cabinet yesterday approved a proposal for amending an ordinance to give more powers to the Grameen Bank chairman to choose the managing director of the microlender.
The amendment to the Grameen Bank Ordinance 1983 will undermine the autonomy of the bank started by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus.
It will give the bank's chairman, always picked by the government, almost absolute powers to appoint the organisation's chief executive sidelining other members of the Grameen Bank board.
In a statement yesterday, Prof Yunus expressed shock over the government move and said, "I am very disheartened to see that the poor is being deprived of the ownership of the bank they run and of the power to exercise their ownership."
President Zillur Rahman will soon issue an ordinance with the latest changes as parliament is now in recess, Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters coming out of a cabinet meeting at the Secretariat.
[Dawn] Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday alleged that Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan ... aka Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree... had not paid a single penny as tax during the period from 1971 to 1992.
Addressing a presser at Punjab House, Khan also criticised the PTI chief for levelling 'baseless allegations' against the Pakistain Mohammedan League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership.
He said that in the past, Imran Khan had been talking about moving courts against the PML-N leadership. "Now I accuse him of tax evading and he should bring me to courts."
The PML-N leader said that Imran Khan has always levelled accusations and allegations against party chief Nawaz Sharif ... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf... and his family.
Imran should move the courts inside and outside Pakistain to probe the businesses of the sons of Nawaz Sharif, he added.
The opposition leader in the NA said that Nawaz's son had legal and lawful property in England and asked Imran to file a suit against Hassan Nawaz even in Britannia.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/03/2012 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan
Harry Reid is very popular this week.
Posted by: Eric Jablow ||
08/03/2012 0:48 Comments ||
It's Pakistan. Nobody pays their taxes, and very few pay their bills, according to an article I now regret not posting from last week's Friday Times. Sadly for my argument, the article is now archived, and only available to subscribers, as far as I can tell.
NASAs Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative award winners were announced on Friday, with SpaceX, Boeing and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) all winning agency money to develop their vehicles to the next stage of providing domestic access to the International Space Station (ISS) for US astronauts.
Ahead of Fridays decision, only four companies were in the running with a realistic shot of the limited NASA funding for the CCiCAP initiative, the three eventual winners, and Liberty. In the end, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Directorate William Gerstenmaier opted to award:
Boeing with $460m,
SpaceX with $440 and
SNC with $212.5m.
Posted by: Water Modem ||
08/03/2012 19:03 ||
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[Bangla Daily Star] India plans to launch a mission to Mars next year, putting an orbital probe around the red planet to study its climate and geology, top space department officials said yesterday.
The mission would mark another step in India's ambitious space programme, which envisages the Asian giant's first manned mission in 2016.
"We will embark on the Mars mission after the Department of Science gives the green signal and decides the schedule early next year," Deviprasad Karnik, director of the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told AFP.
A 320-tonne Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket will be used to carry the orbiter spaceship, blasting off from the ISRO launch site at Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
Another bigwig at ISRO, requesting anonymity, estimated the cost of the mission at 4.0-5.0 billion rupees ($70-90 million dollars).
The central government earmarked 1.25 billion rupees for the project in the last federal budget.
India began its space programme in 1963 and has developed its own satellites and launch vehicles to cut dependence on overseas agencies.
In September, 2009, India's Chandrayaan-1 satellite discovered water on the moon, boosting the country's credibility among established space-faring nations.
But the space programme suffered a major setback in December 2010 when a satellite launch vehicle blew up and fell into the Bay of Bengal after veering from its intended flight path.
And China to send or land its Taikonauts on the Moon in 2013???
As our post-GWOT? US, the OWG Mighty USSA versus OWG Weak USRoA, hopes to rely on its International = "Global" Allies or Partners for "near-abroad" or peripheral Space Missions while it NASA focuses on those more complicated, HOPEFULLY THESE ALLIED PROJECTS FARE WELL LEST EVERYBODY SUFFER DELAY.
...the average net worth of Congress has increased since 2004, and held about even from 2007 to 2010, the average American family net worth dropped 40 percent from 2007 to 2010.
...In 2010, the average net worth for a U.S. senator was $13,224,333. The average net worth for a Democratic senator was $19,383,524, compared to $7,054,258 for a Republican senator. Thats a difference of $12.3 million. No wonder Democrats think of them as "Party of Stupid"
They protest every year. This protest was a bit more agressive in that they cut through 4 fences. What's unusual is that sensors didn't pick up them up. What's also unusual is that they didn't get shot. There was a time they would have during WWII when this entire area was verboten. It didn't even show up on maps.
These idiots never give credit to Oak Ridge as part of an effort that ended WWII and saved more than a million American lives that would have been lost during an invasion of the mainland Japan. Most likely more Japanese would have been killed during an invasion than were killed dropping the A-bombs.
At one time I was the guard officer responsible for security for a similar facility for the military. The only issue we had was how to write the SOP regarding use of force; these folks would have been staring down locked and loaded weapons moments after the first strand of wire was cut.
It's suspected that the 'protesters' in this case might actually be the guards. The guard force is facing major cuts and apparently these 'protesters' knew where all the sensors were and how to avoid being seen.
So by having an 'incident' that panics the suits, they might avoid the cuts.
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.