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-Lurid Crime Tales-
When is a hate crime, NOT a hate crime?
Ay Pee, summarized: South Philadelphia High School: After years of Black on Asian violence at the school, student complaints ignored by the authorities, last December 3rd groups of black gang members rampaged through the school attacking Asians. After school, and for some time after, Asian students were attacked in the streets by gangs of up to thirty Blacks.
If they were skinheads with swastikas...
So fifty of the Asian kids gave up on appealing to authority and, consulting local activits, organized themselves, boycotting the school for one week. Their leader, interviewed for the article, is hopeful that things will be better this year.
...Pretty sad. Where are AL Sharpton or Jesse Jackson speaking out. Or are they only concerned with one race? Read the rest.
Posted by: anymouse || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Hate crime" laws will never be used by the authorities against blacks commiting what are dictionary-definition hate crimes, for two reasons:

1. Fear of reprisal against police departments, attorneys-general, and local/state governments, both on a physical level and by the use of the MSM and NPR/PBS by race arsonists like Sharpton and Jackson to extort law enforcement and try and ruin their lives.

2. The cultural elite, particularly those who went to college during the height of the PC/multiculti/diversity/cultural Marxist era, are actually joyful when blacks act violently towards non-blacks, knowing in their hearts that this is just retribution for past wrongs. Don't believe me? Look at their response to 9/11, where they seized onto the notion that America deserved the attacks.

Posted by: no mo uro || 09/08/2010 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 "Hate crime" laws will never be used by the authorities against blacks commiting what are dictionary-definition hate crimes, for two reasons:

1. Fear of reprisal against police departments, attorneys-general, and local/state governments, both on a physical level and by the use of the MSM and NPR/PBS by race arsonists like Sharpton and Jackson to extort law enforcement and try and ruin their lives.

See DoJ, Black Panther Voter Intimidation for a case in point.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 6:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Back in the mid 80s they had school violence in a Indianapolis facility. The parents got nothing from the administrators. Someone got smart and they organized and backed a new DA for the area. Elected he formed a grand jury which reviewed testimony and evidence. They indicted the principle and assistant principles who pleaded out on obstruction charges, to include out of their jobs with a conviction record. Downtown got the message and started to get back to discipline and security within the facilities across the city.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2010 9:18 Comments || Top||

#4  certain students' warped "gangster" values

A house cleaning of the "gansta" culture needs to occur.

Ooops. Saying this would probably be a hate crime.

Just don't ask questions. The DOJ will decide such esoteric issues! They will take it up after they get done with Arizona.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/08/2010 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  no mo uro -- look at the response to the 2001 riots in Cincinnati, and the less-reported violence that followed. Blacks could pull a white woman out of her car, beat her, and the only way it even got reported was being mentioned in passing by local talk show hosts.

The "justifications" for the riot were that the Cincinnati police were "murdering young black men". But when you looked at the cited cases, you found only three or four of the 16 that weren't obvious self-defense or defense of others -- and in the exceptional cases, the officers were prosecuted. Heck, one of the "murdered young black men" had climbed into a police car in order to murder the officer driving it!

And, to me the most stunning example of the lefts' willingness to condone black violence was when the head of the Cincy police union held a press conference shortly after the riots. CNN joined, apparently expecting fireworks from a guy the locals had told them was a hothead. Instead, he started calmly reading the particulars of the cases used to excuse the riots. CNN suddenly had satellite trouble, and had to cut away from the press conference...
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/08/2010 9:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Ahh…behold the wisdom of Multi-Culturalism. In order for such a scheme to perpetuate there must always be victims and oppressors. But what to do when the former becomes the latter? Well, the victims will always remain victims. So the Multi-Culti solution is to empathize with their once chosen victim in hopes that they will, in turn, identify with the most recent class of oppressed.

Or as one of the educators is quoted in the article:

"Those (black) kids feel the majority of the staff there does not care about their education," Smith says. "They see these Asian kids come in and be nurtured, and they want that same kind of comfort."

And as the new School Principal clearly states.

"Part of it is getting people to see the human side in every person, identifying with their struggle

It’s become so ridiculous that students from SE Asia are often no longer considered “minorities” when it comes to testing scores. (Even though they meet that classification in every measurable criterion.) However their performance has excelled to match the traditional privileged class. (Whitey) And well, that just mucks up that whole minority “achievement gap” funding.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 09/08/2010 11:38 Comments || Top||

#7  It’s become so ridiculous that students from SE Asia are often no longer considered “minorities” when it comes to testing scores. (Even though they meet that classification in every measurable criterion.) However their performance has excelled to match the traditional privileged class. (Whitey) And well, that just mucks up that whole minority “achievement gap” funding.

That's kind of scary because I've had similar thoughts. The fact is, they are a minority. They just aren't the current favorite one at the moment. They're too successful, there fore, there must be discrimination.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 12:31 Comments || Top||

#8  I noticed when applying for an Oakland City job that Asians are not giving any points on the application. They may get a few points down the road if they can demonstrate fluency in Mandarin, depending on the position, but no more than 3 pts.
I was a little surprised to be honest, but I guess they don't need the extra points, same as me.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 09/08/2010 13:40 Comments || Top||

#9  yup that's a racist hate crime all right. Blacks hating Asians, maybe because... asians are smarter. Sorry it's a racist stereotype but it's just true.

Look at any school you will see asians are disproportionately high achievers.

this school is 70% black, 18% Asian - and my guess is those 18% are almost all in the top quartile.

it's jealousy
Posted by: anon1 || 09/08/2010 15:48 Comments || Top||

#10  anon1 that is racist. It is not pigmentation, it is CULTURE. Asian culture expect achievement, black culture belittles it.
Posted by: No I am The Other Beldar || 09/08/2010 19:50 Comments || Top||

#11  look at the response to the 2001 riots in Cincinnati, and the less-reported violence that followed

Ask the Koreans in L.A. about 1992...
Posted by: Pappy || 09/08/2010 22:29 Comments || Top||

#12  ..in 92 there were still Koreans alive who'd been real slaves. Not someone's ancestor generations removed, but living people who could bear witness to that evil institution. The Korean community couldn't be co-opted by the guilt game which infuriated the hustlers.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2010 22:37 Comments || Top||

#13  well, could you make the claim that a culture that belittles education in the modern era is a stupid culture or would that be racist?
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 09/08/2010 22:37 Comments || Top||

#14  "Where are AL Sharpton or Jesse Jackson speaking out. Or are they only concerned with one race?"

Well, duh.

Actually, the only color those race hustlers care about is green - as much as possible extorted from people into their own pockets. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 09/08/2010 23:07 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
40-foot breach in safety dyke threatens Dadu city
[Pak Daily Times] A 40-foot wide breach in FP embankment at Allah Yarani is threatening Dadu city, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday.
I'm no civil engineer, but it seems to me a 40' breach is almost the same as no embankment at all. I hope I'm wrong.
Authorities are making frantic efforts to save Dadu, a city of over 300,000, after the breach developed in the protective embankment near Allah Yarani point in MNV Drain.

The floodwater earlier hit Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah and Juhi in Dadu district. The latest breach has triggered a mass exodus and the locals are trying to move to safer places.
Smart locals. They've learnt from the experience of others. Hopefully they took supplies with them, as they'll get little to nothing from aid agencies.
According to Dadu District Coordination Officer Muhammad Iqbal Memon, army personnel have been deployed along the MNV Drain.
It's nice to see the Pakistani army doing something other than shoot across the Indian border to cover jihadi incursions.
Around 80 percent of Juhi's population of 60,000 has already fled to safer areas, the channel reported.

Pakistan Army engineers have opened the roads connecting Sindh and Balochistan in Dera Murad Jamali, Mangoli, Goth Jani, Ahmedpur, Dolatpur and Garhi Rahim Dad up to Thal for all types of traffic.
That sounds like a job of work.
They have also plugged the breaches in Muzaffargarh Canal and Rangpur Canal. The engineers, in collaboration with the civil government, are now working to reopen the road link between Dera Allah Yar and Jacobabad.

High flood:

According to a report issued by Federal Flood Commission (FFC), the Indus River is still in high flood situation at Kotri Barrage and this situation is expected to continue during the next four to five days. However, the river is in low flood in Chashma-Taunsa, Taunsa-Guddu and Guddu-Sukkur reaches, the report said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Re Scarface: "Put a finger in the dyke!"
Posted by: borgboy || 09/08/2010 15:48 Comments || Top||

Indonesian volcano erupts again
[Pak Daily Times] An Indonesian volcano shot a towering cloud of black ash high into the air on Tuesday, dusting villages 25 kilometres away in its most powerful eruption since awakening last week from four centuries of dormancy.

Some witnesses at the foot of Mount Sinabung reported seeing an orange glow - presumably magma - in cracks along the volcano's slopes for the first time. Vast swaths of trees and plants were caked with a thick layer of ash.

"There was a huge, thunderous sound. It sounded like hundreds of bombs going off at one," said Ita Sitepu, 29, who was among thousands of people staying in crowded emergency shelters well away from the base. "Then everything starting shaking. I've never experienced anything like it."

Mount Sinabung's first eruption last week caught many scientists off guard. With more than 129 active volcanoes to watch in this vast archipelago, local vulcanologists had failed to monitor the long-quiet mountain for rising magma, slight uplifts in land and other signs of seismic activity.

Indonesia is a seismically charged region because of its location on the so-called "Ring of Fire" - a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.

There are fears that current activity could foreshadow a much more destructive explosion in the coming weeks or months, though it is possible, too, that Sinabung will go back to sleep after letting off steam. More than 30,000 people living along the volcano's fertile slopes have been relocated to cramped refugee camps, mosques and churches in nearby villages.

But some have insisted on returning to the danger zone to check on their homes and their dust-covered crops.

The government sent dozens of trucks to the mountain to help carry them back before Tuesday's eruption, which sent ash and debris shooting three miles (5,000 meters) into the air, said Surono, who heads the nation's volcano alert centre.

"It was really terrifying," said Anissa Siregar, 30, as she and her two children arrived at one of the makeshift camps, adding that the mountain shook violently for at least three minutes. "It just keeps getting worse." Local media said ash had reached as far as Berastagi, a district 15 miles (25 kilometres) from the base of the mountain. Surono, who, like many Indonesians, uses only one name, said activity was definitely on the rise: There were more than 80 volcanic earthquakes in the 24-hour lead-up to the blast, compared to 50 on Friday, when ash and debris shot nearly two miles (3,000 meters).

The eruption early Tuesday occurred just after midnight during a torrential downpour. Witnesses said volcanic ash and mud oozed down the mountain's slopes, flooding into abandoned homes. Others said saw bursts of fire and hot ash. The force of the explosion could be felt five miles (eight kilometres) away.

Indonesia has recorded some of the largest eruptions in history.

The 1815 explosion of Mount Tambora buried the inhabitants of Sumbawa Island under searing ash, gas and rock, killing an estimated 88,000 people. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa could be heard 2,000 miles away.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Meanwhile, Christchurch, New Zealand, has been flattened by a big earthquake.

The plate is moving! movement on one edge, eruptions on another.

Note that nobody died in the NZ quake, unlike similar in Pakistan or Indonesia.

Inquiring minds might ask... why?

Because they build to withstand the earthquakes they know will come. The city councils are not corrupt and they inspect to make sure plans are appropriate and rules enforced.

When Pakistan and Indonesia do the same they will find people do not die from earthquakes there, either.
Posted by: anon1 || 09/08/2010 1:08 Comments || Top||

Africa North
ElBaradei calls for Egypt election boycott
[Al Arabiya] Egypt's leading democracy advocate has made a forceful call for the nation to boycott November's parliamentary election, saying they were certain to be rigged and urging his young supporters to be patient and plan for a lengthy struggle.
In other words Hosni has the fix in. Nope, I didn't see that coming either ...
So long as he doesn't advocate "resistance", President Mubarak's bully boys are likely to let Dr. El Baradei sleep peacefully in his bed at night. Although that "leading democracy advocate" thingy already seems a bit presumptuous.
Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei told about 200 activists gathered Monday for a sunset Ramadan meal that participating in the vote would go against "the national will" to transform Egypt into a genuine democracy.

ElBaradei also said civil disobedience was the last resort if the state continues to ignore demands for reform.
That strikes me as unwise, given that Egypt is nothing like the UN, but given his education, no doubt Dr. El Baradei knows what he's about.
But he nonetheless urged his supporters to gather up to two to three million signatures by the end of year.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Since El Baradei is fully funded by the Iranians, to the tune of $7m, it seems that he is more of a foreign agent than a legitimate candidate.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 09/08/2010 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect he was funded by the Iranians long before his candidacy.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/08/2010 22:31 Comments || Top||

Saudi rejects Sri Lanka maid torture allegations
[Al Arabiya] Saudi authorities denied allegations that a Sri Lankan maid was tortured by hammering nails into her body and accused Sri Lankan labor firms of blackmail.

Saad al-Badah, head of the Foreign Workers Committee at the Saudi Chamber of Commerce, said that 49-year old Sri Lankan maid L.G. Ariyawathi lied when she alleged that the Saudi couple she worked for hammered nails in different parts of her body.

Ariyawathi claimed that her employers used to punish her by heating nails and needles then driving them into her body. The total number of metal objects in her body was 24, she said.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under:

#1  did i read that right? it would have been far more 'plausible' if she said the employers hammered nails into her in response to her telling them she had been raped, not for demanding leave?

it truly is the Magic Kingdom of wingnuts
Posted by: anon1 || 09/08/2010 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Obviously, she must have driven nails into her OWN body, because she hates Arabs.
Posted by: mojo || 09/08/2010 11:10 Comments || Top||

#3  "She said they did that to her because she asked for a leave. Had she said that she got raped for example, it would have sounded more credible

Anon1, they are saying that had she been raped for asking for a leave of absence, rather than treated as a pincushion, that would be completely believable. The implication here seems to be that raping maids is common in SA.
Posted by: Swanimote || 09/08/2010 13:03 Comments || Top||

Anthrax in Lalmonirhat
[Bangla Daily Star] Seventy-six more people are suspected to have contracted anthrax in sadar and Kaliganj upazilas of Lalmonirhat.

The health and livestock officials are yet to confirm whether anthrax has spread to the district, as lab tests of the samples, collected from the infected people, are still going on.

The number of infected people in the district might be confirmed today, they said.

Of the 76 cases, 66 are from Kisamot Harati village under sadar upazila and 10 from Kaliganj upazila, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent.

A medical team has already collected the specimen of blood and skin from the affected people and sent those to the capital for diagnosis, said Dr Jahangir Alam, civil surgeon of the district.

Authorities of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed 337 human cases of anthrax on Monday.

Though anthrax is not new in the country, this year a significant number of people at different districts are affected with the infection.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dr. Steven Hatfill to the white courtesy phone please. Special Agents from the office of International Operations are holding on line 3. Dr. Hatfill.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2010 5:45 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Researcher calls for more habanero chile production in the Yucatan
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A researcher at a Yucatan university is calling for increased production of habanero chile to taker advantage of international markets, according to Mexican press reports.

Jorge Luis Canché Escamilla, an economist at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatän (UADY), said states of the Yucatan should begin plan to expand production of the chile, already at 3,000 tons a year because the current level is insufficient for exporting.

States of the Yucatan include the Mexican state of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.

Several states of the region have recently received certificates of origin for the habanero, and the granted certificates have caused conflicts amongst the states, said Canche Escamilla.

However, no one state in the region is a major producer of the chile.

The economist said work was done backwards, in that production increases of the chile should have been done first, before obtaining the certificates.

States have the mark, but not the product, he said.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/08/2010 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Ban habanero production. Then the drug gangs will come in and we'll have an unlimited supply. A few dozen dead per day, but if that's what it takes to get our capsecin fix, so be it.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/08/2010 8:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Habanero sauce: export GERD to the world! It's a killer, I've had it for a decade! Same timespan I've been married to my very loving Mexican-American wife....
Posted by: borgboy || 09/08/2010 16:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Actually habaneros are mostly harvested to be used as a main ingredient in 'pepper' type sprays, and non-lethal police and riot use.

There was a site a while back that had a make-your-own pepper spray recipe that used like 50 of those "little pumpkins".
Posted by: Mike Hunt || 09/08/2010 16:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Pepper spray? I like mine fresh from the garden, sauteed and spread on my bratwurst.
Posted by: whitecollar redneck || 09/08/2010 19:41 Comments || Top||

#6  I would not make my own pepper spray. Habaneros are very irritating. I was making some BBQ sauce with them and it boiled over. I had to leave the house open for half a day before I could go back in. Borgboy you have to try my Satan's Toe Jam. Ask Shipman or Autobartender about it.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/08/2010 20:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Habanero? Yucatan? Been there, Done that. Next four cervesa went down like creme soda.

Had to have gastroenterology every couple of year since.

'Course maybe it was the bar at the Cancun Airport that we emptied of Tequila on the way home.....
Posted by: Skunky Glins**** || 09/08/2010 21:30 Comments || Top||

#8  @ Deacon Blues

I would not make my own pepper spray. Habaneros are very irritating

That's the point!

Strained through cheese cloth (after being prepared properly), then filled into a good quality water pistol.
Works just like the real thing.

Do not try this at home, kids!!
Posted by: Mike Hunt || 09/08/2010 23:32 Comments || Top||

#9  btw... an Indian pepper Bhut Jokaia is 300 times hotter than a Habanaro, if you can believe it.
Posted by: Mike Hunt || 09/08/2010 23:37 Comments || Top||

Explosion at biggest oil refinery in Mexico
[Iran Press] An explosion has occurred at major oil company, Pemex, killing one worker and injuring 10 in northern Mexico at the Cadereyta refinery.

The explosion at the Cadereyta refinery was caused by a leak in a hydrogen recirculation compressor, Pemex said on Tuesday, AP reported.

Juan Sanchez Paz, an operations engineer, was killed in the explosion outside the northern city of Monterrey. Two other Pemex employees suffered serious burns and were hospitalized, while eight other workers had slight injuries.

While authorities subdued the fire, Pemex did not say how the accident impacted operations at Cadereyta, which is the third largest and most sophisticated refinery in Mexico with a capacity of refining 275,000 barrels per day.

The explosion comes in a year marred by serious accidents in the North American oil industry, including the Deepwater Horizon spill, a major pipeline accident in Michigan and an explosion at a Gulf of Mexico natural gas platform.

The blast could force Mexico, which already relies on imports for more than 40 percent of domestic gasoline demand, to significantly boost fuel imports.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Are Pemex and BP partners?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/08/2010 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Iran have anything to do with it?
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/08/2010 22:51 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Florida College Shuts Down Conservative Event After Seeing Anti-Obama Literature (Video)
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 21:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Comments are taking forever so I assume either capturing by wronghaven or their handlers such as this new model racist.
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/08/2010 22:41 Comments || Top||

Obean appoints Asian Carp Czar

It's a guy named John Goss.

[Note: I just couldn't find a picture of John, so instead here's one of a carp.]
Posted by: gorb || 09/08/2010 14:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [639 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jebuz... how many czars does this dipshit need?
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/08/2010 15:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Didn't he work for the Bureau of Parks, Mines, and Indians ??
Posted by: armyguy || 09/08/2010 16:07 Comments || Top||

#3  I think they are kind of cute. But he did say he was goin to crack down on illegal aliens.

Posted by: Ebbaise Sforza9348 || 09/08/2010 16:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Finally! They have quit carping and are doing something. Durbin wants to get rid of the bottom feeders. Maybe he should start with himself.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/08/2010 16:20 Comments || Top||

#5  That's not a carp! That's a harp[y]!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/08/2010 16:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Easy solution to the Carp problem that nobody in this retarded state seems to understand.

Asian's love to eat this carp! Really!
Harvest them industrially and sell in Chicago's China Town and Viet town and in Oriental markets and H-Marts.

The problem could solve itself.

Just issue unlimited fishing licenses for this species. No need for a Czar.

Posted by: Water Modem || 09/08/2010 18:33 Comments || Top||

#7  ...but, but, but where would be the expansion of government and opportunities for graft be then?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2010 18:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Water Modem, your solutions reflect common sense and logic.

They'll never be understood by this curent batch of posers in the WH.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/08/2010 18:41 Comments || Top||

#9  "current", not 'curent'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/08/2010 18:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh... and a tip off or clue to the government regulator who thinks local Asian's don't eat food like these carp...

When you go to, say a Chinese Restaurant, you get the menu of items sanitized and tailored to the US palate. If you don't believe me watch the Chinese family come in. They get the menu you got and one or two others. The other menus might have a few words in English but not enough to know what's being served.

So what is being served ... many things including some that would make the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmer blanch. If asian carp is not on one of these menus it can usually be ordered ahead of time, along with the pressed pig ear cartilage, and other delicacies... even simple stuff for folks like me who like the pork in pickled mustard greens...

Posted by: Water Modem || 09/08/2010 18:55 Comments || Top||

#11  BTW.. Asian Carp can be served with only slight modification using one of the great Chinese Yellow Fish recipes.
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/08/2010 19:00 Comments || Top||

#12  Gefilte Fish: The solution to world peace and Asian carp?
Posted by: tipper || 09/08/2010 19:11 Comments || Top||

#13  My Mom would soak carp in a brine for 24 hours, then wash it in clear running water for 20 minutes then pressure cook it. Bones and all. She would then mix it with bread crumbs and spices, roll it into balls, and bake it. Alabama Salmon Croquets.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/08/2010 19:18 Comments || Top||

#14  Deacon she ever do that to alligator gar?
Posted by: Beavis || 09/08/2010 19:35 Comments || Top||

#15  Beavis, we never caught alligator gar in Alabama. I do remember visiting my maternal Grandparents who lived in Enid, Oklahoma and catching them, but never in Alabama. We caught a lot of catfish and Alligator snapping turtles along with a couple of alligators. This was back in the late 50's-early 60's.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/08/2010 19:56 Comments || Top||

#16  There's quite a few gator gar in Lake Oconee, Ga. Never seen one more than 2 1/2 to 3' long just smack on the boat cut the line and and move on.

Nasty looking animal.

My Cambodian bro-in-law won't even eat them so that should tell you something.
Posted by: Beavis || 09/08/2010 20:19 Comments || Top||

#17  I've seen schools of alligator gar to 4 feet churning the the Tennessee river in Alabama. Tilapia is an asian carp.It was imported from
Asia to eat grass in catfish ponds. From there to your local supermarket. And they try to convince you it tastes good.
Posted by: notascrename || 09/08/2010 21:37 Comments || Top||

#18  What's that one carp destroying the native fish habitat along the upper Missisippi? It's one that hate loud noises and starts to jump every where if one revs a boat motor?
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 21:46 Comments || Top||

#19  To paraph 1990's MAHA-RUSHIE > IFF CONSUMERS EAT + BUY IT, THE FREE MARKET WILL FARM + MASS-PRODUCE IT. Bio, Aqua Farming + Mass Production. The Environ will only be affected as necessary to satisfy hungry Humans.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/08/2010 23:36 Comments || Top||

#20  Never seen one more than 2 1/2 to 3' long

There's a four to five foot long aligator gar at the Prattville Bass pro Shop, about 5 miles from my house. (They've got an indoor lagoon) come see one tremendous fish, I wouldn' want one of those on the end of MY line, he'd probabaly drag me in.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 09/08/2010 23:50 Comments || Top||

Flood victims to get cash grants soon, says Gilani
[Pak Daily Times] The disbursement of Rs 20,000 in cash grant to the flood-affected families would start before Eid, but could take up to 40 days to complete as a large number of the affected were spread in far flung areas of the country, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday.

The purpose of the grant was to help the affected families make a return to normalcy, he added, while talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) led by its Secretary General Sarmad Ali, which met him at the Prime Minister's House.

The prime minister said Rs 10 billion had already been pooled by the federal and provincial governments to disburse as cash grants, adding that "more would be added to the amount, soon".

On transparency of funds disbursement, the prime minister said that soon all information regarding receipt of funds and goods, along with expenditure and disbursement would be available on a special website to be launched in the next few days.

Highlighting significance of the National Oversight Disaster Management Council (NODMC), the prime minister said the organisation's objective was to ensure transparency and optimum utilisation of funds, so the affected population could benefit.

The prime minister said he was confident that the support and assistance, both local and foreign, would increase after the damage-need assessment is completed by October 19.

Value: Separately, talking to Baroness Valene Amos, the newly-appointed UN under secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, who called on him at the PM's House, Gilani said the government appreciated the valuable contributions made by the UN Office of Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in providing timely and effective relief to flood-hit Pakistan.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [366 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Please hurry with your donations for the rebuilding of our roads, bridges, transportation and explosives manufacturing infrastructure. We have surrogate partners in Afghanistan to support and time is running out.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2010 5:37 Comments || Top||

#2  There's one other thing that bothere me Besoeker. What are they going to spend their money on? They have insurance or systems to rebuild lost or damage property? Not. I guess they need the cash to send for more Russian arms since they probably lost a good number of caches.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 6:15 Comments || Top||

#3  PS: Or would that be Chinese arms these days, or both?
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 6:16 Comments || Top||

#4  There used to be a nice little (not so little, really) gun manufacturing industry in Peshawar... Or so I've heard -- lots of little machine shops making whatever one could possibly want in the way of kinetic bullet pushers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2010 17:48 Comments || Top||

#5  There used to be a nice little (not so little, really) gun manufacturing industry in Peshawar... Or so I've heard -- lots of little machine shops making whatever one could possibly want in the way of kinetic bullet pushers.

The real shame of it is, they aren't stupid people. They're smart people grouped together into a very very stupid society. The whole is much less than the sum of its parts.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/08/2010 18:52 Comments || Top||





* SAME > PAKISTAN FINANCE MINISTER: PAKISTAN TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF A COMPLETE ECONOMIC BREAKDOWN. The recent Floods may be the Catalyst, the proverbial "Straw which broke the Camel's Back", since the Pak Economy was allegedly already at high risk of breakdown before the Floods even began???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/08/2010 22:59 Comments || Top||

Bid to smuggle 6,000kg hashish foiled
[Pak Daily Times] The Customs authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle approximately 6,000kg hashish on Monday.
"Ummm... Dewd? 6000kg is six tons. That's a lot of hash..."
A Customs team headed by Deputy Collector Javed Sarwar Shaikh recovered the hashish concealed in 260 cartons in a 40-feet container no. MRKU 0423860, which was declared to contain cotton terry towels for Montreal, Canada. The R&D wing of the Pakistan Customs Computerised System (PaCCS) under the supervision of Additional Collector Tariq Huda was pursuing the case and focusing on both local and foreign elements involved. No arrests have been made so far while further investigation was underway.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  "Ummm... Dewd? 6000kg is six tons. That's a lot of hash..."

Dood....that's a lot of MONEY. Terrorist lose
Posted by: armyguy || 09/08/2010 8:06 Comments || Top||

#2  6 tons! Nobody will miss a few grams, right?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/08/2010 8:33 Comments || Top||

#3  One load whose contents have been around for who knows how long. Looks more PR to me than any thing else. Besides, once it gets behind those, "police," (and I use that term loosely) doors, who knows what will happen to it. Probably resold in smaller amounts.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 10:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Ya load six tons and what do ya get?

Posted by: mojo || 09/08/2010 11:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Paki police are Green Party movement members: they will recylcle not destroy.
Posted by: borgboy || 09/08/2010 15:33 Comments || Top||

Mosque, madrassa built on private land against court orders
[Pak Daily Times] Ayesha Sehgal, the owner of a 14-kanal land in Chachuwali village on Bedian Road, has been left with little options to recover her property after some clerics have built a mosque and madrassa on her land.

Ayesha moved a court, which ordered that the land be handed over back to the owner, but the clerics blatantly ignored the court orders. As a result, the owner again moved the court which sentenced madrassa manager Qari Muhammad Idrees to six years' rigorous imprisonment and Rs 20,000 fine, another Muhammad Talha to four years' rigorous imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine and Muhammad Anees to three years' rigorous imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine.

The process to revert the land to its owner was still to be completed when it came to the notice of clerics that the mosque and madrassa had come in the purview of the Ring Road project. But they refused to vacate the madrassa and manhandled the Ring Road officials. However,
The infamous However...
after negotiations, the Ring Road authorities agreed to give Rs 4 million, a two-kanal plot and Rs 30,000 per month to clerics as compensation to acquire the land. The real owner of the land had never been paid anything by the Ring Road authorities.

Still Ayesha had possession of a building adjacent to the madrassa, but the clerics forcibly occupied it on August 3 and installed private guards there.

The Burki police has started the paperwork but haven't done much else against Hafiz Abdul Haq, Qari Nafees, Qari Anees, Qari Imran, Sher Muhammad and 10 others for occupying the private property illegally, but none of them had been jugged so far. Ironically, Qari Talha, who was sentenced to four years' rigorous imprisonment, has never been jugged. A court has declared him a proclaimed offender, but he has been seen in his area and police never dared arrest him.

According to reports, clerics have sold some portion of the property, and again the court declared the sale illegal, but it seems Ayesha will have to go a long way to get her property back.

The guards and madrassa students, who have been deployed at the land to foil any attempt to recover the land can be a harbinger of a big tragedy unless the government authorities acted in the interest of the law.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  well the land owner is just a woman after all

can't expect the law to enforce her property rights...
Posted by: anon1 || 09/08/2010 1:43 Comments || Top||

#2  My thoughts too anon1. Islam versus a woman -> woman not a real person, let alone human being. They can do what they want.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3  The clerics have adopted "eminent domain" for their own purposes?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/08/2010 9:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Burn it down with the clerics inside.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/08/2010 12:44 Comments || Top||

Three killed in clash between primitives
[Pak Daily Times] Three people were killed in a clash between two rival tribes in the Kanak area of Mastung, around 50 kilometres from Quetta, on Tuesday.

According to official sources, the incident took place in the Killi Baqi area of Kanak when the two tribes opened fire on each other over a petty issue. As a result of the firing, three persons were killed and another suffered bullet injuries.

Levies officials along with tribal elders rushed to the spot to intervene and brought an end to the clash. The dead bodies and the injured were taken to a nearby government hospital. It was a domestic dispute and the law enforcement agencies were investigating the incident, a Levies official told Daily Times.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under:

Iraq won't meet electricity demand before 2013
BAGHDAD — Iraq will need at least another three years before it is able to satisfy current electricity demand, the US general charged with the military’s reconstruction efforts in the Middle East said on Tuesday.

But Brigadier General Kendall Cox acknowledged that his projection was based on present levels of demand, which continue to rise as Iraqis purchase more consumer goods for their homes such as refrigerators and air conditioners.

His comments come about two months after a series of violent protests kicked off in several cities over a massive shortfall in mains-supplied electricity, seven years after the US-led invasion that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.

“Probably 2013, 2014 would be the earliest that I think they would be able to have a shot at generating enough power, with the requisite distribution and transmission capability, to have some sort of sustained, close to, 24 hours (per day) of power,” Cox told reporters at a briefing in Baghdad.

“That’s... based on current demands,” he said, adding that “even as they continue to increase the megawatts that they bring online, simultaneously they are increasing their demand.”

He estimated that current demand for electricity in Iraq was between 12,000 and 14,000 megawatts, with supply at just over 6,000 megawatts.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/08/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And California will? Cut the NIMBY imports and see.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2010 9:09 Comments || Top||

#2  If memory serves me right it was about 3000MW under Saddam - so production has doubled.
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/08/2010 17:38 Comments || Top||

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/08/2010 23:39 Comments || Top||

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Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/08/2010 11:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Up against the wall redneck mothers muslims!"
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Posted by: borgboy || 09/08/2010 15:45 Comments || Top||

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