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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Dupe entry: Doctor Lawyer Discovered To Only Be A Lawyer
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/28/2012 10:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

Doctor Lawyer Discovered To Only Be A Lawyer
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/28/2012 10:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under:

#1  mods: Hit the damned enter key early once again.

Headline: "Doctor Lawyer Discovered To Only Be A Lawyer"

With added picture.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/28/2012 10:10 Comments || Top||

#2  One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the road-side eating grass.

Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate.

He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"

"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass."

"Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said.

"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree."

"Bring them along," the lawyer replied.

Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You may come with us, also."
The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!"

"Bring them all as well," the lawyer answered.

They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even f or a car as large as the limousine was.

Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind."

"Thank you for taking all of us with you .

The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it.
You'll really love my place.
The grass is almost a foot high."

Come on now...you really didn't think there was such a thing as a heart-warming lawyer story...did you????
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2012 10:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder if she knows that Yoga started as a sex cult.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/28/2012 14:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Why would anyone pretend to be a doctor. Hvaen't they watched tv? Everytime someone pretends to be a doctor they end up next to a medical emergency and unable to do anything but look foolish. Much better to pretend to be a marine biologist.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/28/2012 15:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Why would anyone pretend to be a doctor.

Silly boy! So you can tell clients you need to perform "physical examinations" in order to determine if malpractice claims are warranted.

"While in his office for an evening meeting, Bahinipaty told his client he had to perform a medical examination of her breasts, reiterating that he is a doctor. He fondled the woman and took pictures."
Posted by: RandomJD || 02/28/2012 16:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Every case she ever worked on can now be re-opened if the other side wishes to do so.

She won't be practicing law again any time soon, though she'll be defending herself from a lot of lawsuits.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/28/2012 17:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Steve: I'm afraid that isn't how it works. If holding herself out as a doctor resulted in material harm to a client, she may get sued for malpractice. But that's pretty much it.

She is suspended until Feb 2014, which means, she is free to practice again in Feb 2014. Although she strikes me as the type who will have her own reality show by then.

The story I linked was meant to illustrate: it takes a lot more than a bit of ill-advised egotistical puffery to get disbarred altogether. I mean, A LOT. Words like "conviction," "defecation," "assault," and "lewd" typically appear somewhere in the board's findings of fact. Discipline in the legal profession is a joke compared to discipline in the medical profession.
Posted by: RandomJD || 02/28/2012 20:21 Comments || Top||

#8  Defecation? Oh dear.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2012 21:06 Comments || Top||

#9  Yes. In one fairly recent local case, the respondent pooped himself. In the course of his 7th DUI, whilst smashing up his Porsche, a tour bus, and a squad car. His defense was that the gigantic heap of empty airplane-size booze bottles in the backseat, and the full one in his hand, belonged to a passenger who was absent at the time of arrest. Took two years from the date of arrest for disciplinary proceedings to result in disbarment.

Seriously. You have to really TRY.
Posted by: RandomJD || 02/28/2012 21:55 Comments || Top||

One Dead, 4 Hurt in Ohio School Shooting
[An Nahar] A boy opened fire on classmates early Monday in a high school cafeteria in Ohio, killing one and wounding four before fleeing and being apprehended, police and witnesses said.

Children were preparing for class at Chardon High School, outside Cleveland, when the boy, who was identified by classmates but described by police only as a "juvenile", started shooting with a handgun.

A teacher chased the boy from the school as the small community was placed on lockdown and the victims were rushed to hospital, some by helicopter.

The boy was locked away a short while later, turning himself in to bystanders, according to one police statement.

"The sad news is that I know from my people downtown, we have one deceased student right now," Chardon police chief Tim McKenna told a presser, providing no more information about the injured.

"One of the teachers happened to chase the shooting suspect out of the building," allowing officers to enter and secure the school to allow emergency personnel to treat the victims, he said.

"With that done, we started searching the areas, and shortly thereafter, we came up with the suspect. He is in jug," McKenna said. "No name will be released because he hasn't been charged yet. He is a juvenile."

Authorities put the school on lockdown after shots were fired at about 7:30 am (1230 GMT), just prior to the start of classes.

Masked SWAT team members ringed Chardon High and conducted security sweeps, and pupils were quickly evacuated from the building and transported to a nearby elementary school to be released to parents.

Police didn't identify the suspect but fellow classmates did and described the panic inside the cafeteria as they feared for their lives.

"My friends were crawling on the floor, and one of my friends was bent over the table, and he was shot," one student, Nate, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "It was almost like a firecracker went off. I turned around and saw him standing with a gun and I saw him take a shot."

Word of the tragedy sent parents rushing to the school, where they went through a protracted process of reuniting with their children.

"We've had disaster drills in the past, thank God we put those into place because our teaching staff did an excellent job in a very horrible, traumatic experience this morning," said Chardon schools superintendent Joe Bergant.

"Our prayers go out to the five victims and their families, first and foremost.

"We feel so disheartened -- it's going to take me a moment to get back together here. We certainly hope those families know that they're in our thoughts and our prayers."

A candlelight vigil service was scheduled for Tuesday night at a local church and grief counselors were on call to help the small-town Ohio community try to come to terms with the tragedy.

"Pls pray for maimed Chardon HS students, their families, and their community; appears things under control now," Ohio Governor John Kasich said on Twitter.

A parent, Jeannette Roth, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that her son, Joshua, a junior, was in the cafeteria when the shooting occurred.

Joshua told her that students were eating breakfast when a boy "stood up and starting shooting, and then it was chaos."

Another boy also described the chaotic situation.

"I thought it was firecrackers at first, I wasn't sure," an unnamed pupil told MSNBC.

"And then I saw a bunch of people running out. So I started running ... I heard someone yell behind me, 'Get down.' And I heard a bunch of shots fired behind me."
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “Please join me in praying for the students who’ve been injured in this horrible crime,” said Governor John R. Kasich in a statement after a shooting at Chardon High School in northeastern Ohio."

Governor Kasich instructs us to pray, but only AFTER children are slain at a school in which they could not pray.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2012 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  ..but that was because it was to a Christian god. Uncertainty if any other deity had been an option given judicial fiats.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/28/2012 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Governor Kasich instructs us to pray, but only AFTER children are slain at a school in which they could not pray.

Students pray at school all the time, and all the more fervently for it not being a formal activity.

"Dear God, please let Teacher call on someone else."
"Dear God, I'll study next time if only I pass this test."
"Ohmigod, it's going to explode!!!"

Governor Kasich asked. In a twitter, no less, which presumes that those who received it were interested in what he had to say, rather than otherwise. He did not instruct. And as he is doing a much better job than his misbegotten predecessor, I have absolutely no complaints that he so chooses to share the sorrows of those who suffered in this tragedy.

Separately, a second student has died. One hopes the kids who'd been bullying the killer reflect upon the theme of unexpected outcomes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2012 9:57 Comments || Top||

#4  I still don't believe this actually happened. It must be a fabrication becuase, after all, isn't the scholl a gun fee zone? A shooting is impossible without a gun.
Posted by: Hellfish || 02/28/2012 12:24 Comments || Top||

#5  The child who did the shooting -- was he reenacting the Terminator? The Matrix? High Plains Drifter? -- isn't dead yet. He turned himself in and he'll likely go to a juvie center until he's 21. If tried as an adult he'll likely get out when he's 30 or 35.

If he was dangling from a rope within 24 hours nobody'd have to pray after the next shooting because there wouldn't be one.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2012 13:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Fred: I read that 3 of the kids have died so far, and if a 4th pegs, he will have reenacted Kent State. That, and pumped some ironic life into that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/28/2012 16:56 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Hot Tub Installation on Campus Roof a Mystery
[An Nahar] Officials are puzzled over a mysterious hot tub that was installed -- and then removed -- from the roof of a building on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

But a group of "creative" students are believed to be the culprits, Computer Science and Engineering building front man Steven Crang told AnnArbor.com on Friday.

Initially reported by the Michigan Daily campus newspaper, the hot tub first was noticed Saturday, had visitors and was gone by Monday night.

"People were kind of flabbergasted," Crang said. "It was obviously unexpected. It was pretty creative and now it's gone. It left a buzz in its wake."

Despite its short stay, students called the hot tub the Bob and Betty Beyster Bubbler after the couple who donated $15 million to the school. The building is named after them. The philanthropic couple "found it amusing," Crang said.

"It's apparently people who are close to the department because they were able to gain access to the building and install the tub," he said of whoever installed it. "The thing that intrigued everyone was that it was on the fourth-floor balcony. It's a large hot tub and the doors that lead out to the balcony are not real big, so they had to do some work to get it out there."
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "The thing that intrigued everyone was that it was on the fourth-floor balcony."

Apparently they also had the engineering acumen to know that the balcony would support the weight of the people and the water.

Posted by: crosspatch || 02/28/2012 1:41 Comments || Top||

#2  >Apparently they also had the engineering acumen to know that the balcony would support the weight of the people and the water.

I think that's a big assumption...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/28/2012 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  What? They didn't involve a cow?

Posted by: mom || 02/28/2012 9:12 Comments || Top||

#4  One of my old profs is still wondering how his bug-eye MG ended up on the roof of the library...
Posted by: mojo || 02/28/2012 16:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Volkswagen Beetle. Roof. Cal Poly.

'nuff sed.

I think that's a big assumption...

Balcony of the Computer Science and Engineering building? Somebody with access?

We're talking Engineering, not Economics.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/28/2012 21:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Having spent some time in the inter-dimensional Michigan hot tub, let me only say that we will smooth out the reaction in the flux capacitor and time travel will be conducted in comfort.

Apparently there is still some work to be done on the design, but soon my friends, we will be all bubbly and warm as we start slippin', slippin', slippin, into the future.

Go Blue.
Posted by: rammer || 02/28/2012 22:14 Comments || Top||

#7  to be honest, nobody at the college level would've thought far enough ahead to check on the spa point load (which is actually most fully loaded with people, not water) on the existing structure's capable loading. Dumb stunt
Posted by: Frank G || 02/28/2012 22:40 Comments || Top||

#8  You think keep thinking that. It is just those crazy college students...
Posted by: rammer || 02/28/2012 23:56 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Navy Tests Railgun
The best part of the show is the Latin motto on the development group's shield... "Velocitas Eradico". Been a long time since Latin IV but it looks like a bad syntax take off on "Speed Kills", changing it to "Speed Obliterates".

Of course with the first person ending it really seems to say "I obliterate speed".
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/28/2012 15:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ludicrous speed!
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/28/2012 17:40 Comments || Top||

#2  My God, they've gone PLAID!
Posted by: Charles || 02/28/2012 17:51 Comments || Top||

#3  "Velocitas Eradico" Harry Porter working for the DEA?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/28/2012 18:33 Comments || Top||

#4  The interesting thing about rail guns is they are using the same technology to launch planes.

Which blurs the distinction between a weapon and a projectile.

Large railguns on land could potentially fire projectiles intercontinental distances. Although I understand there are some serious stability issues with projectiles much above mach 10.
Posted by: Phil_B || 02/28/2012 18:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Looks like Fox videos won't play on a linux platform. Need to go down to the basement for a window laptop.. That not helping those of us that use alternate platforms to reduce the risk of virus and infection.
Posted by: Water Modem || 02/28/2012 19:15 Comments || Top||

Homecoming kisses - somehow we knew they'd be coming.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2012 11:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

Climate change is set to shake the earth
We're all doomed, I tell ya. Repent and don the sackcloth and ashes.
A changing climate isn't just about floods, droughts and heatwaves. It brings erupting volcanoes and catastrophic earthquakes, says Bill McGuire in London.

The idea that a changing climate can persuade the ground to shake, volcanoes to rumble and tsunamis to crash on to unsuspecting coastlines seems, at first, to be bordering on the insane. How can what happens in the thin envelope of gas that shrouds and protects our world possibly influence the potentially earth-shattering processes that operate deep beneath the surface? The fact that it does reflects a failure of our imagination and a limited understanding of the manner in which the different physical components of our planet - the atmosphere, the oceans, and the solid earth, or geosphere - intertwine and interact.

Posted by: tipper || 02/28/2012 08:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [423 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Render unto Caesar the power to micromanage your lives or the world will end." Yah. And I'm R2-D2.
Posted by: Korora || 02/28/2012 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Every disaster is Global Warming. It is truly a religion.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/28/2012 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Somehow our ancestors made it through the last big ice age up till now. Ingenious of them to develop all those heavy industries and automobiles and figure out domestication of animals to melt all that ice cap.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/28/2012 8:51 Comments || Top||

#4  On a related note, the Sun has been particularly active of late, so things should be warming up soon.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/28/2012 8:57 Comments || Top||

#5  The fact that it makes no sense whatsoever "reflects a failure of our imagination". Wow. That statement would make even a Soviet propagandist blush.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/28/2012 9:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Are you climate munchkins at it again?

Did you know that every fiber of you being is FRAUD?


Posted by: newc || 02/28/2012 13:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Over the last ten years clouds have been lower worldwide.

Magnetic northpole has also moved 40k/year. That could cause some stress.
Posted by: Dale || 02/28/2012 19:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Climate Change - is there anything it can't do ?(other than not fool the non-gullible)
Posted by: OldSpook || 02/28/2012 20:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Everything causes Climate Change and Climate Change causes everything. And all famous dead people were gay. Probably because of Climate Change...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/28/2012 21:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Hey, I just found out that on 2-5-2040, on my birthday party day, we gonna get smacked.
Posted by: Dale || 02/28/2012 22:06 Comments || Top||

#11  Maybe we should throw some global-warming believers in a volcano to satisfy the global warming gods so they'll be nicer to us. Hey, it worked for our gullible primitive ancestors ....
Posted by: gorb || 02/28/2012 22:14 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Center for Disease Control drafts airline tax levy schemes for foreign governments
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2012 02:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Will Robinson Danger Alert. The kooky internationalists have been pushing hard for an international tax for years now. They don't care how big, what kind, how justified or not; they just want some tax, any tax, as a precedent.

They see it as a first step to universal taxes on everyone to fund international government. And they are just as adamant about it as they are about socialized medicine.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/28/2012 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I guess the CDC can be closed, as there are no diseases left and they're entertaining themselves with tax policy.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/28/2012 12:17 Comments || Top||

China To Replace Psychotic One-Child Policy Slogans
China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its one-child policy, the authorities have announced.

State media blamed local officials for coming up with phrases such as, "If you don't get sterilised, your house will be demolished", "Kill all your family if you don't follow the rule" and, "If you escape (sterilisation), we'll hunt you down; if you want to hang yourself, we'll give you the rope".
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/28/2012 09:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One hopes they are more euphonious in the original
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2012 10:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Somewhere in China a great adman has missed his career.
Posted by: Grunter || 02/28/2012 11:40 Comments || Top||

#3  And I here thought they had peaked with "Bite the wax tadpole".
Posted by: SteveS || 02/28/2012 12:36 Comments || Top||

#4  How about replacing the psychotic One Child Policy? China is destroying its next generation. Those not aborted or left at orphanages are under such tremendous pressure that more and more young couples are deciding not to have children at all. For privacy reasons, I won't go on at length about the behavior of certain "Little Emperors" of my acquaintance; but if the system doesn't change, some of these kids are going to be wet messes as adults.

The government is finding that one young couple cannot support both sets of parents, surviving grandparents, and their own child. Whether the cadres will wake up and do something about it is another matter.
Posted by: mom || 02/28/2012 16:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah, but mom, all that works for me. I mean fewer Chinese. What's not to like?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/28/2012 16:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Troll cleanup on aisle five.
Posted by: Korora || 02/28/2012 16:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Who? Me? Does that sound insensitive? You think the Tibetans would mind?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/28/2012 17:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Some years back, Coca-Cola's ad slogan in the US was "Coke Adds Life..." Billboards went up in China that said "Coke Brings You Back From The Dead..." Lost in translation.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/28/2012 19:42 Comments || Top||

Durable Goods Big Miss -4%, Expected -1%, Biggest Sequential Drop Since January 2009
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CEC directs action against Waheeda Shah for slapping
[Dawn] Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Hamid Ali Mirza on Monday directed to take action against Sindh Assembly candidate Waheeda Shah for slapping a polling official as well as the police personnel for negligence of duty.

He took serious notice of the incident of slapping a polling staff by Pakistain People's Party's candidate Syeda Waheeda Shah at Polling Station No 16 at Government Girls High School, Tando Muhammad Khan and directed the Provincial Election Commissioner, Sindh to take necessary action under the law.

He also directed to lodge an FIR against Syeda Waheeda Shah that was implemented by registering FIR No 33/2012 under Section 86 (3)(b) of the Representation of People Act, 1976 at Police Station, Tando Muhammad Khan.

Earlier, the assistant presiding officer who was slapped by PPP candidate Waheeda Shah Bukhari during Saturday's by-election had termed the incident a result of a misunderstanding.

The CEC made it clear that no one would be allowed to threaten or use force against the polling staff whose services are hired by the Election Commission of Pakistain (ECP) in connection with election duties. The Commission would take all possible steps to provide protection to the polling staff and take an exemplary action under the law against any one who indulges in any illegal activities to disrupt peaceful atmosphere at the polling stations.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Cops rob senior citizen at gunpoint
[Dawn] Two officials of Khan Razik cop shoppe deprived a senior citizen of Rs50,000 and a costly cellular phone set.

Senior Superintendent of Police Tahir Ayub, when contacted, confirmed the robbery by officials of his force, saying both of them were suspended and locked up in the quarter guard. "I have ordered inquiry against them. If found guilty, they will be terminated from the service," he said.

Haji Liaqat Shah Afridi, 55, told Dawn that he was travelling in a passenger bus to reach his residence in Hayatabad. When the bus reached Qila Balahisar stop, a young man in black clothes boarded the bus and came towards him, he said. "That person pointed a pistol at me and disembarked me from the bus by force," Mr Afridi said.

He said that two coppers of rider squad were waiting for him at the stop. "One of the coppers pointed his official AK-47 rifle at my back and said repeatedly that they were ordered to shoot me," he said.

Mr Afridi, a businessman of gemstones, said that he told the coppers that he was neither a criminal nor wanted in any case but one of them shouted at him and threatened to shoot him down if he continued to argue.

He alleged that both the coppers started searching his pockets and took away Rs50,000 and a cellular phone set worth Rs27,000 from him. After depriving him of valuables, he said, the coppers told him that he should be thankful to them for not killing him because they could get Rs1 million as reward for his killing.

Mr Afridi said that after the incident, he went to Khan Razik cop shoppe and informed SHO Sattar Khattak about it. "The SHO and I came to the same place in a police van where both the coppers were standing while their third colleague, who was in plain clothes, was missing. The workers of a nearby hotel also supported my claim and told the SHO that they saw me with the coppers," he claimed.

Mr Afridi said that despite identifying the officials and hearing statements of the witnesses, police were yet to register FIR against their colleagues.

The SHO, when contacted, said that the coppers, who robbed the senior citizen were identified as Mohammad Shah and Kalimullah.

Sources said that the immediate boss of Mohammad Shah and Kalimullah had already brought into the notice of his high-ups that both of them were involved in various crimes but no action was taken against them.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Army Chief General VK Singh's visit to Israel next month has been cancelled
"Primarily because of what is happening in Iran Syria which is experiencing little turbulence. So I bloody phueching well know guess it is better. I am sure they must be better informed about the situation.."

When asked why the decision was taken so late, he said, "We were waved off These things can happen anytime and timing is everything. We can cannot predict. So it is better to carefully follow instructions be cautious."

Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2012 13:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not the Indian/US/Israel connection Hamid Gul is obsessed about.
Posted by: Gruth McGurque5303 || 02/28/2012 14:25 Comments || Top||

#2  The PGA tour schedule can be re-calibrated, but not very often.
Posted by: Thosh Omugum4787 || 02/28/2012 23:31 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Hybrid tech heads to the battlefield
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 02/28/2012 13:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  My idea is to have a air-transportable vehicle and you build the armour out of concrete when you get to the destination.

Should stop IEDs and with a little bit of mixing magic EFPs.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/28/2012 13:33 Comments || Top||

#2  The vehicle weighs 140,000 pounds, more than twice as much as a Bradley and costs 4 times as much. It also weighs more than an M-1 Abrams and carries a 25 mm gun.

Too heavy, too expensive, not enough firepower.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 02/28/2012 16:57 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought they were talking about the Air Force getting new golf clubs...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/28/2012 21:33 Comments || Top||

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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.
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Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2012-02-28
  Yemen's Saleh formally steps down after 33 years
Mon 2012-02-27
  Congressmen Attacked on Mount of Olives
Sun 2012-02-26
  Afghan interior ministry employee sought in NATO killings
Sat 2012-02-25
  Yemen gets new president after 33 years
Fri 2012-02-24
  Air strke kills al-Shaboobs
Thu 2012-02-23
  Ansar as-Sunna Chief Arrested on Syria-Iraq Border
Wed 2012-02-22
  Hugo has new tumor
Tue 2012-02-21
  Afghans rescue 41 child suicide bombers
Mon 2012-02-20
  Syrian army reinforcements head to Homs
Sun 2012-02-19
  Iran stops oil sales to British, French
Sat 2012-02-18
  SWIFT To Cut Off Iran - No Financial Telecommunications
Fri 2012-02-17
  Feds arrest another thinks-he-is suicide bomber heading to Capitol building
Thu 2012-02-16
  U.S. drone kills five insurgents in Miranshah
Wed 2012-02-15
  Thailand charges Iranian bomb suspects in Bangkok
Tue 2012-02-14
  Suspected Iranian Agent Bungles Bombing in Bangkok

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