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-Lurid Crime Tales-
$1m reward offered for fugitive ex-cop
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have to wonder iff he ever became a lay Minister like he desired many years ago.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/12/2013 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Meanwhile In Los Angeles...
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2013 1:38 Comments || Top||

#3  So far he is inside the LAPD's OODA loop. So far. I would imagine that LAPD is asking for and/or getting outside help in getting inside Dorner's OODA Loop.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/12/2013 1:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Yp, they'd rather shoot him than clean house.

Or probably shoot him and NOT clean house, the LAPD badly needs a roto-rooter through it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/12/2013 2:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Video of him possibly purchasing scuba gear in Torrance has now turned up. I'd be looking a bit further south. Interesting, his sympathizers and Charles Manson-like cult following. Local law enforcement now referring to his murderous acts as "domestic terror". If he's picked up by the Mexican police, $1m won't begin to cover the damages.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 4:31 Comments || Top||

Yp, they'd rather shoot him than clean house.

They've been cleaning house; he thought he'd make up some BS to ride the gravy train of being a "whistle blower". He's a lying, cowardly sack of shit who got caught lying, got punished for it, and has been so coddled by "affirmative action" he thinks its a horrid injustice.

Frankly, I'm disgusted at the number of people who haven't looked beyond his BS and bought into the legend he created in his own mind.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/12/2013 8:53 Comments || Top||

#7  It is interesting that Dorner is out in the wind this long. There is a lot of heat on him. The climate of L.A. seems to be that there is little trust of the police. I have seen blogs/comments that would indicate that some are not very sympathetic to the cops or authority (The Rodney King and OJ responses). I wonder, if Dorner is getting help from some of these people?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/12/2013 9:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Teevee nuus just announced authorities believe... "he may have had help".
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 9:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Washington Times short article ref accomplices. This has the potential to get very ugly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 9:35 Comments || Top||

#10  I figured as soon as he burned his vehicle up in snow country he was already in Mexico (or very close). Why else burn it and draw attention to the location if not misdirection?

He's probably in Brazil by now.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/12/2013 14:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Sounds like they've cornered him.
Posted by: Vespasian Oppressor of the Visigoths8235 || 02/12/2013 16:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Breaking
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2013 17:01 Comments || Top||

#13  Big Bear Shoot out
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/12/2013 17:02 Comments || Top||

#14  Looks like he was not as smart and wiley as we thought. He seemed to have hung around Big Bear and now is in his last stand, maybe.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/12/2013 18:05 Comments || Top||

#15  What has often happened in the past in cases like this is the cops will fire "tear gas" into the cabin and the next thing you know the cabin will be engulfed in flames. Ooops, they'll say, the tear gas canister must have accidentally ignited a curtain. A prominent example that comes to mind is the Symbianese Liberation Army. But there have been others. Well, there was the Branch Davidian compound in Waco too. Hope the owners of the cabin have insurance.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/12/2013 18:20 Comments || Top||

#16  Who gets the $1.2 million reward, Both guys or the one who made the call?
Dorner broke into an cabin off Route 38, on the mountain resort area where days ago his truck was found burning. Two people were held there until Tuesday morning, when Dorner left in a white pickup believed to belong to the occupants, who he left bound inside. One managed to escape and call authorities around 12:50 p.m. local time.

Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2013 18:54 Comments || Top||

#17  Neither, the cops will claim "Existing Conditions" and refuse to pay.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/12/2013 19:23 Comments || Top||

#18  Seems #15 EU is prescient.
Posted by: Barbara || 02/12/2013 20:53 Comments || Top||

#19  It occurred to me earlier that this is essentially a domestic disturbance between the LAPD and Dorner, and like a big domestic dust-up, will end with some gun play, a little property damage, a death or two, and the house on fire.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/12/2013 22:17 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Montana TV station hacker sends zombie alert
The Great Falls Police Department reports that it has not yet been called to investigate who hacked into a local TV station's emergency alert system and reported "dead bodies rising," which caused quite a few confused phone calls Monday afternoon.

The emergency alert was issued during the afternoon programming on KRTV. On the station's website and Facebook page, KRTV says the hacking came from an outside source and station officials are trying to find out how this happened.

The alert featured a scrolling warning for various Montana counties and a voice-over said there were "dead bodies rising from the grave and attacking the living" and urged people to use caution. It went on to say, "Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous."

Lt. Shane Sorensen with the GFPD said the police department received phone calls from people who were concerned after they saw the message.

"We had four calls checking to see if it was true. And then I thought, 'Wait. What if?'" Sorensen said with a laugh. "We can report in the city, there have been no sightings of dead bodies rising from the ground."
Posted by: ryuge || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Change those default passwords, people. Yeah, I'm talking to you.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/12/2013 0:35 Comments || Top||

Posted by: ryuge || 02/12/2013 4:54 Comments || Top||

#3  LOL - April 1st came early this year.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/12/2013 5:17 Comments || Top||

#4  2X2L, calling CQ. 2X2L, calling CQ. Is there anybody on the air?
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 02/12/2013 6:45 Comments || Top||

#5  There's also the aspect of : the TV reports something that can't possibly be true.
And people call and check.
Posted by: ed in texas || 02/12/2013 8:39 Comments || Top||

#6  It's way too late.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2013 8:42 Comments || Top||

#7  ed -- at least they called and checked.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/12/2013 8:54 Comments || Top||

#8  I've been wondering what happened to all the Zombie's recently. Apparently they all moved to Montana. Go figure - I would have predicted Hawaii or The Bahamas :-)
Posted by: Raider || 02/12/2013 11:21 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Americans are Satanists - Zanu-PF loyalist
[NEWS24] A staunch Zanu-PF loyalist and war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda has urged Zimbabweans not to vote for the Movement for Democratic Change in the upcoming elections, saying the party (MDC) represented "American interests and Americans are Satanists", according News Day.

Addressing a campaign rally at a growth point in Mhondoro, Sibanda who is known for intimidation crusades across the country, likened Zanu-PF to the biblical "first fish" from where Jesus' disciples fished a coin when they ran out of cash.

"Zanu-PF is your first party. [President Robert] Mugabe is your first leader. Jesus said the first fish, not second, third or fourth. President Mugabe is your salvation. He represents the people's interests, while [Morgan] Tsvangirai ...and all the other parties are puppets of the West," said Sibanda.
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Posted by: Fred || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jabulani Sibanda, in his capacity as the chairman of the war veterans association, indicated that the former guerillas would go back into the bush if Mugabe lost the 2008 presidential election to Simba Makoni.[4

Posted by: Injun Stalin7884 || 02/12/2013 11:14 Comments || Top||

#2  One Party state fully explained.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 11:32 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Chechen leader demands ban on sorcerers, psychics
Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of the Chechen Republic, has ordered a crackdown on sorcery, psychic and faith healing, calling those who participate in such practices "charlatans." During a meeting in Grozny with municipal leaders, Kadyrov claimed that false healers and wizards are "banned by Islam," and will not bring Chechen citizens any relief from sickness or suffering.

Kadyrov warned those who engage in sorcery, faith healing, and psychic practices that they will feel the force of Chechnya's security services. Chenchya's citizens who seek the services of these practitioners might also face detention and arrest by security forces.

The citizens of the republic hold a variety of folk beliefs. Many believe that evil djinn have been attracted to the region because of the deaths and destruction from prior wars in Chechnya.
Posted by: ryuge || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Finally some sense.
Wipe out the REAL baddies and Fakes.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/12/2013 2:15 Comments || Top||

#2  RJ, just for my peace of mind you DID leave off the /sarc tag by accident, right?

The despicable irony of using "banned by Islam,"
just below the entry of the stoning of a 15 yr old girl is way beyond nauseating.
Posted by: Alanc || 02/12/2013 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Many believe that evil djinn have been attracted to the region

Having been victimized by evil gin myself, they have my sympathy.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/12/2013 10:44 Comments || Top||

#4  RJ, just for my peace of mind you DID leave off the sarc tag by accident, right?

No, iI didn't, they're scum, and prey on people in pain, they need to be eliminated.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/12/2013 16:53 Comments || Top||

#5  No need to worry ... they already saw it coming.
They left.
Posted by: Raider || 02/12/2013 19:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Boy howdy, sometimes you just can't make this stuff up.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 02/12/2013 22:43 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Washington Post erroneously reports Sarah Palin joining Al Jazeera

The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.

"Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network," the Post's Suzi Parker writes today in a post on the She The People blog, titled "Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera."

Parker calls this "a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet."

But Parker's report is a cautionary tale about what can happen when writers cite satirical websites, such as The Daily Currant.

On Feb. 4, the Daily Currant published a satirical piece stating that Palin was "bouncing back by joining the fledgling Al Jazeera America news network as a host and commentator." Parker cites this piece and uses quotes that the Currant attributes to Palin, including:

“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”

Al Jazeera spokesman Stan Collender confirmed to POLITICO that Sarah Palin is not joining the global news network, which -- as Parker notes -- was recently called “an anti-American terror mouthpiece" on Fox News, where Palin was a contributor. (I've written at length about American opposition to Al Jazeera.)
Posted by: Beavis || 02/12/2013 11:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And this got past all of their layers of fact checkers because they suck, or because they want to smear her?

I think we all know the answer to this one.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/12/2013 13:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Sarah Palin would have more credibility if she joined Al Jazeera than if she joined WaPo.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/12/2013 13:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Fake but 'Accurate'?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/12/2013 14:15 Comments || Top||

#5  About as accurate any anything concerning Palin that WaPo has ever published.
Posted by: Neville Spawn of the Swedes8523 || 02/12/2013 17:16 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm not surprised with Wapo. I would be surprised if Palin joined al-jizz.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/12/2013 17:52 Comments || Top||

#7  "And this got past all of their layers of fact checkers because they suck, or because they want to smear her?"

No reason it can't be both, Darth.
Posted by: Barbara || 02/12/2013 18:35 Comments || Top||

#8  "He [Elvis] works at the Mocha Moose in Wasilla"
> D *** NG, I KNEW IT!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/12/2013 18:52 Comments || Top||

If separate polling stations set up Mohmand women to cast vote in polls
[Dawn] The residents of Mohmand tribal region have said that they will allow female members of their families to cast votes in the upcoming general elections if separate polling stations are set up for them.

The rustics would allow their women to cast votes if government ensured their security and established separate polling stations for them, Said Rehman, a resident of the region, told Dawn.

there's more than one way to skin a cat...
in the prevailing situation it was not safe for the women to visit polling stations, he added.
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Posted by: Fred || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Firing during PTI elections injures three
[Dawn] At least three people were maimed in Lahore in a firing incident during the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaaf's (PTI) intra-party elections held on Monday whereas police tossed in the slammer
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
eight suspects accused if disrupting law and order, DawnNews reported. The incident occurred when an argument erupted between two contending groups of the PTI, both of whom accused each other of rigging the intra-party polls.
Posted by: Fred || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Yup, separate the women for easy slaughter.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/12/2013 2:21 Comments || Top||

SC questions Qadri's right to move court against ECP
[Dawn] The Supreme Court has ordered Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri to submit required documents pertaining to his dual nationality and regarding his claims of being a stakeholder in Pakistan's democratic system.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justices Gulzar Ahmed and Sheikh Azmat Saeed, was hearing on Monday Qadri's petition for the reconstitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The petition calls for the reconstitution of the commission on the basis that the ECP's chief and four members were not appointed according to the provisions of the constitution.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Culture Wars
Same-sex US military couples to get family benefits
The Pentagon will extend some family benefits to same-sex partners of US military members, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

The benefits include child care, legal help, joint duty assignments, emergency leave, and transportation.

Others such as healthcare and housing allowances cannot be offered without a change in federal law, he said.

The move comes more than two years after the US Congress repealed a ban on openly gay military members.

Mr Panetta said he had ordered each military service to make the changes by 1 October.

"It is a matter of fundamental equity that we provide similar benefits to all of those men and women in uniform who serve their country," Mr Panetta said on Monday.
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2013 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Child Care?

For a couple of queers, they can't have children, not together anyway.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/12/2013 2:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Numerous US Army Joint Domicile assignments are now available on Johnson Island. See your career manager for details.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 3:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Others such as healthcare and housing allowances cannot be offered without a change in federal law, he said.

BS Leon. There's already court law when the Pentagon argued 'women' weren't allowed the same pay and benefits based upon 'law'. At the time it was about housing allowance, but the legal principle was established in court that they were. Can't wait till they apply for base/post housing, are refused, and the courts say otherwise. You threw away the defense that Congress makes the laws when you opened the door by your political action.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2013 8:48 Comments || Top||

#4  BTW, Congress never repealed Article 125 of the UCMJ.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2013 8:50 Comments || Top||

#5  How do these benefits compare to hetero benefits? The Navy Seal trigger puller who iced Bin Laden is having difficulty getting any benefits for his service. Go figure.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/12/2013 8:51 Comments || Top||

#6  But, but, but I thought it was about the "glass ceiling", equality, career opportunity, promotion and advancement.

Do you mean there is a financial component ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 9:10 Comments || Top||

#7  ..same whine B. They argued back then they couldn't 'afford' it. The court saw otherwise.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2013 9:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Wait until installation housing offices are besieged by requests for "exceptional family member" quarters, and military hospitals are full of military members and "dependents" suffering from with HIV.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 9:28 Comments || Top||

#9  Well, at least we can pinpoint the date when it stop being a military organization and just another welfare/social justice program of the Party(tm).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2013 9:45 Comments || Top||

#10  JohnQC, the Esquire story was false - and aimed at promoting a political push for Obamacare.

The SEAL in question did not serve a full 20 years, nor was he medically retired, so he is not eligible for a pension any more than others who served and left early would be.

He, like all veterans who've served in combat, is eligible for 5 years of health care through the Veterans Administration. Apparently he was unaware of this (surprising, since it's part of outbriefings) or did not apply.

The reporter intentionally chose to describe that as denial of benefits, and refuses to change the story even when the details were confirmed, making clear the political bias and agenda.
Posted by: lotp || 02/12/2013 10:13 Comments || Top||

#11  It will be interesting to see if the courts do to the military what they did to public schools.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 02/12/2013 11:33 Comments || Top||

#12  I'm not going anywhere near that link to Johnson Island.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/12/2013 13:12 Comments || Top||

#13  Used to be a tradition that one of the chemical branch officers graduating from Command and General Staff College* would replace the one sent to Johnston Island the previous year. Wonder if that 'Lucky Pierre' opportunity is still operating?

* cause you use to be obligated for two years active duty for attending the school and couldn't get out of it by putting your papers in. On the other hand, you could pick up a follow on assignment to Hawaii.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2013 13:51 Comments || Top||

#14  Shooter story has the aftertaste of budget scare tactics.

the good folks at thisainthell.us are throwing flags as well.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/12/2013 14:21 Comments || Top||

#15  Thanks lotp. Never thought too much of Esquire.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/12/2013 16:56 Comments || Top||

Hamtramck mosque proposals spark fight
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/12/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We took a vote at the White Eagles Club pig roast. They can shudup and stays where they is! No more discussion.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2013 3:34 Comments || Top||

#2  How long until they demand changes to the location name?!?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/12/2013 5:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure the original name is a misspelling anyway, Bright Pebbles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/12/2013 10:22 Comments || Top||

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