Read the 911 phone account: the dad tried to get the guy to to hospital. Between that and the fact that the guy's pants were down around his ankles when the dad caught him with the young girl, well, no TX jury would convict.
I commend the press for not identifying the family involved, but then not once but twice, give the name of the neighbor that 'lives across the street.'
but at least they didn't id the little girl.
and good for dad for protecting his family.
[Reuters] Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three decades until overthrown by a revolution in the "Arab Spring" last year, was declared clinically dead by his doctors on Tuesday, the state news agency MENA said in a report confirmed by a hospital source.
Mubarak was 84 and had been sentenced to life in prison earlier this month.
"Former president Hosni Mubarak has clinically died following his arrival at Maadi military hospital on Tuesday evening," MENA said, quoting medical sources.
"Mubarak's heart stopped beating and was subjected to a defibrillator several times but did not respond."
Them you have articles like this one, claiming to show that NHS 'clears beds' and 'saves money' with a method that results in euthanasia of the elderly. And not necessarily with the approval of the family.
"It's refreshing to know that yet another scientific inquiry has confirmed what all of us who were interested in facts already knew: there is no legitimate reason to believe hydraulic fracturing will cause earthquakes," said a fracking spokeman.
Not unlike per GWCC + Peak Oil, Peak Food, Water, Trees, Tuna/Fish, etc. the science isn't settled on Fracking.
Among other, "Globalism" + OWG-NWO as precursor to SPACE GOVT-ORDER entails advancing the levels of empirical or scientific knowledge to hereto unknown heights, in addition to testing + re-testing the premises + reliability, etc. of what we do know.
AS SAID OR INFERRED TIMES BEFORE, THE [OWG-NWO = International/Universal] GOVTS, PERTS CONSENSUS IS THAT THERE IS NO CONSENSUS.
E.g. COMET APOPHIS 2029-2036 > Various Perts say it can still collide wid Earth, yet as of 2012 the only OWG/Global Federal, Regional Trans- or Continental "Union" that is formally set up is the EU, which iff the MSM-Net + Perts is to be believed is already under high risk of "break-up" = dissolution? due to the EuroDollar Crisis + poor Global Economy.
THE SIMPSONS' CHIEF WIGGUM = DATS SOME MIGHTY EFFECTIVE OWG ANTI-SPACE ROCK "SPACE DEFENSE", LOU! Be it US GMD-TMD or Russian ASMD, etal. all of the "defensive" Missles are pointed agz one another, NOT "OUT THERE" AS PROPER UNDER SPACE GOVT-ORDER.
* FYI WORLD NEWS > UNDERGROUND CARBON CAPTURE + STORAGE COULD CAUSE DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKES.
European leaders are poised to announce a £600 billion deal to bail out Spain and Italy, it emerged at the G20 summit on Tuesday night.
Speaking before the meeting, François Hollande, the French president, said: 'It's not on growth. It will be more on mechanisms that allow us to fight speculation.' Photo: AP By Robert Winnett, Political
Two rescue funds are to be used to buy the debts of the troubled economies, the cost of which have reached record highs in recent weeks.
It is hoped that the move, which represents a substantial shift in policy for Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, will send a strong signal to financial markets that Europe's biggest economy is finally prepared to back its weaker neighbours.
Mrs Merkel and other European leaders have come under intense pressure at this week's G20 summit to take radical action to stem the growing euro crisis which has pushed up the cost of Spanish bonds to unsustainable levels. The communiqué issued at the end of the G20 summit, which finished in Mexico last night, said that European leaders had agreed to take action to bring down borrowing rates.
Under the proposed deal, two European rescue funds -- the £400 billion (€500 billion) European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the £200 billion (€250 billion) European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) -- will buy bonds issued by European countries.
Previously, money in these funds -- which has been provided by members of the single currency -- has been used to bail out smaller European countries such as Greece, Portugal and Ireland. Governments in these countries were offered money directly in return for agreeing to austerity programmes. Under the new plan, the money in these funds will not be given directly to governments but will instead be used to buy up debts on the financial markets.
An illegal immigrant who passes the bar exam and demonstrates good moral character should be eligible to practice law, the State Bar has declared in a court filing.
The bar, which oversees California's 225,000 lawyers, told the state Supreme Court on Monday that federal law leaves regulation of the legal profession largely up to the states and does not appear to prohibit Sergio C. Garcia, 35, of Chico from obtaining an attorney's license.
Garcia was 17 months old when his parents brought him to the United States from Mexico. He returned to Mexico with them at age 9, came back at 17, put himself through college and law school and passed the bar on his first try in 2009. He has been working as a paralegal.
His father, now a legal U.S. resident, sponsored Garcia's application for legal status and a green card in 1994. Garcia told an interviewer last year that he expects to wait another five to 15 years for approval.
In the meantime, the bar has certified his moral fitness to practice law, but the state's high court, which licenses attorneys in California, put his application on hold last month and said it would use the case to decide whether undocumented immigrants are eligible to practice law. A similar case is pending in Florida.
[An Nahar] President Asif Ali President Ten Percent Zardari ... sticky-fingered husband of the late Benazir Bhutto ... on Tuesday held emergency talks among top leaders in his main ruling Pakistain People's Party after the Supreme Court disqualified the prime minister from office.
Television footage showed Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ... and Zardari's son, party co-chairman, Bilawal, gathered in the heavily guarded presidency in the capital Islamabad.
Officials were tight-lipped on how the president would respond to the Supreme Court's announcement that followed Gilani's conviction on April 26 for contempt over refusing to reopen corruption cases against Zardari.
"President Zardari is presiding and Prime Minister Gilani is also attending, to assess the situation," a government official told Agence La Belle France Presse on condition of anonymity.
The president also summoned heads of coalition parties to the presidency for further talks at 8pm (15:00 GMT), the official added.
The Supreme Court on April 26 convicted Gilani for refusing to ask Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against Zardari in a highly politicized case. Under the constitution, anyone convicted of defaming or ridiculing the judiciary is barred from being an MP.
The matter fell first to the speaker of parliament, a member of the main ruling Pakistain People's Party, who on May 24 announced that there was "no question of disqualification".
Gilani subsequently decided not to appeal his conviction in a move interpreted as an effort not to antagonize the court into disqualifying him.
But on Tuesday, the Supreme Court did so anyway.
"Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistain," said chief justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry, reading the order.
"The Election Commission shall issue a notice of disqualification and the president is required to take necessary steps to ensure continuation of democratic process," he added.
[Dawn] Four proclaimed offenders were killed in a 'suspected' shootout with the CIA police at an outhouse near T-4 locality of Islampura early Monday.
Police claimed that suspects were involved in murder, dacoity, kidnapping for ransom and other heinous crimes and were wanted by Faisalabad, Sheikhupura and Lahore police in a number of cases.
Clearly not amateurs...
According to police, an under-investigation accused, Muhammad Attique alias Balokan,
No doubt that's cooler in the original Urdu.
disclosed that his three accomplices Zahid alias Raju, Altaf alias Tafa and Sadiq alias Babbi were involved in a number of heinous crimes in Lahore and they took shelter in the tribal area after committing crimes.
Correction: original Pashto.
He said presently his accomplices were hiding at an outhouse of Chaudhry Abid and could be arrested after a raid.
"The Number Three pliers for this one, Corporal Md."
"Yessir, Sergeant Mahmudullah! And some biscuits to go with your tea at the break -- you'll want to rebuild your strength, sir."
At this, CIA SP Muhammad Umar Virk constituted a raiding party headed by SI Muhammad Akram of Civil Lines division CIA. As the team reached the spot, the suspects opened fire on police which resulted in serious injuries to accused Attique alias Balokan of Misri Shah.
The raiding party returned the fire which continued for about an hour. When the firing from suspects stopped, police found accused Altaf alias Tafa and Sadiq alias Babbi, both brothers and residents of Ferozewala, dead on the spot while their third accomplice Zahid alias Raju seriously injured. He also expired while being taken to a hospital.
Police recovered four Kalashnikovs, Rs2 million, several bullets and three pistols from the spot.
A case has been registered against the accused under sections 324/353/186 PPC and AO 13/20/65.
However, not a single policeman was injured in the shootout and only the arrested suspect, what police claimed, suffered injuries in firing of his accomplices.
A source in the CIA police said that suspects had been in police custody for one month and were killed in a staged encounter.
Pshaw! And again I say pshaw!
According to a police record, at least 38 cases were registered against the suspects in Faisalabad, Sheikhupura and Lahore districts.
No one can say they weren't dedicated to their craft...
As many as 27 cases were registered against Zahid alias Raju, six each against Altaf alias Tafa and Sadiq alias Babbi, and five against Attique alias Balokan.
The suspects were involved in the murder of two persons in the Ferozewala police station area; abduction of Misri Shah trader Ijaz Butt's son Talha and his release after receiving Rs4 million and several other heinous crimes, including a police encounter in Badami Bagh which resulted in the killing of SI Naveed Bhatti.
Attique was in the custody of Civil Lines (CIA) while three others were captured by the Cantonment CIA.
[Dawn] The lawyers observed boycott of courts here on Monday to show solidarity with the judiciary and Chief Justice of Pakistain Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, resolving to foil any conspiracy hatched against the superior judiciary.
A joint meeting of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) and Peshawar District Bar Association (PDBA) unanimously adopted a resolution stating that they wouldn't tolerate anyone to defame and ridicule Supreme Court of Pakistain and Chief Justice of Pakistain.
The meeting, chaired by PHCBA president Abdul Lateef Afridi, appreciated Supreme Court for passing a right order in the suo moto case of Dr Arsalan Iftikhar and referring the case to government for inquiry.
"We demand that an impartial and independent inquiry should be conducted into allegations of Malik Riaz against Dr Arsalan. If the accusations are found correct, both should be punished according to law," the resolution said.
Washington - Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton estimated on Tuesday as the US unveiled its annual report into human trafficking.
But the report showed that as governments become more aware of the issue, instigating tough new laws and programmes to help victims, progress is being made in wiping out what it called the "scourge of trafficking".
"The end of legal slavery in the United States and in other countries around the world has not, unfortunately, meant the end of slavery," said Clinton.
"Today it is estimated as many as 27 million people around the world are victims of modern slavery, what we sometimes call trafficking in persons," she said at the unveiling of the report at the State Department.
"Those victims of modern slavery are women and men, girls and boys, and their stories remind us of the kind of inhumane treatment we are capable of as human beings," said Clinton.
"Whatever their background, they are the living, breathing reminders that the work to eradicate slavery remains unfinished."
Wait a minute. I thought that, according to Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton, and the rest of the race based group, slavery existed only in the United States. How can slavery exist today in other parts of the world?
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The right should take count of those living in states where the government extorts > 50% of GDP.
[Financial Times] Britain could become the first country to fly a tourist around the moon, after an Isle of Man-based company announced that it would be ready to take passengers on private lunar expeditions by 2015.
Excalibur Almaz will charge wannabe astronauts an average of £100m for a six-eight month journey exploring deep space. I think I'll wait until the prices come down a little.
Three wealthy individuals, or astronauts from emerging powers will be crammed into a reusable capsule the size of a waste skip and launched by rocket to a space station. After the two vehicles link up, they will travel on to the Moon.
"It is like how private British companies led expeditions to the South Pacific in the 17th century," said Art Dula, founder of Excalibur Almaz. "We've just gone from seafaring to spacefaring."
The company, run by Americans, chose to be based in the Isle of Man because of the island government's commitment to the space industry, which ministers forecast will soon make up more a third of its gross domestic product. The lack of corporation tax and proximity to the City are also advantages.
Unlike SpaceX, its US rival, Excalibur Almaz has not received any American government subsidies. Its biggest advantage is its second-hand Soviet spacecraft which have helped Excalibur Almaz avoid the laborious process of developing and testing new equipment.
Mr Dula, a long-time space enthusiast, bought the kit from Russia after working as a patent lawyer in the industry. He and his business partner are the only investors in the company, which started in 2005.
The entrepreneur says this should help the company take passengers deeper into space than competitors such as Virgin Galactic. Sir Richard Branson's venture will only allow tourists to orbit the earth, though its price is also less stellar, at £200,000.
James Oberg, a space flight consultant, said there were other companies exploring lunar missions, including as yet anonymous players but that none could start sending people as early as 2015.
"British companies led expeditions to the South Pacific" > Uh, uh, HIS/HER MAJESTY'S STARSHIP HMSS "BOUNTY"???
Good for the UK - I still would like to see the Bammer openly call for a US return to the Moon, ASAP or circa 2020 ala Newt. Mama Russia has two Space Shuttles thats never been used in space + can be refurbished by the US-Allies.
The Almaz capsules were made in 1968-1975 time period. My bet.. All the wiring harness is ready to loose insulation with just a tap. All the rubber tubes are brittle and cracked. All the plastic is well by it's use by date and dissimilar metal to metal contacts are all corroded. They are just too old to be used!
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