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Double blasts kill 25 in Pakistan
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chicago Fathers Day Celebrations Kill 6, Wound 18
Could better be classified 'Home Front WOT'
Two dozen people were shot Saturday afternoon into Father's Day Sunday across the city, according to authorities.
My title is not entirely facetious - the lack of meaningful father-child relationships is the root cause behind most of these shootings.
Of the 24 people shot, six died either at the crime scenes or at local hospitals. The youngest was 16. One of the men killed was an armed man shot by police after he raised a 9-millimeter handgun in their direction after bailing from a moving car, authorities said.

The shootings stretched from 9400 S. Loomis Avenue on the South Side up to about North Avenue and Pulaski in the Hermosa neighborhood.
I don't know Chicago geography/demography, but I can make a good guess...
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/16/2013 10:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Glenmore does anyone really need to guess. Check out the 2009 Chicago Police Stats.

Since the Gun ban isn't working maybe they could put all the minority gun owners on Double Secret Probation. That's the ticket.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/16/2013 11:24 Comments || Top||

#2  nice stats - apparently, Chicago is 92% black
Posted by: Frank G || 06/16/2013 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  A very confusing situation indeed.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/16/2013 12:40 Comments || Top||

#4  NBC Chi is now saying 7 dead 32 wounded
Posted by: linker || 06/16/2013 19:48 Comments || Top||

#5  there's still time to go for a record
Posted by: Frank G || 06/16/2013 22:13 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Our... "Only in West Virginia" segment - The Daily Caller
Actual article headline: Student Injured After Dude Shot Bottle Rocket From Anus Can't Sue Marshall University

And yes, that is the school where that journalism professor got publically overexcited about the NRA not long ago. But credit where due, he is very sorry and contrite about the kerfuffle, so learning did take place.
I'm not sure if the story's West Virginia or fraternity.
Posted by: Angort Clailet9445 || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I told you it was the poorest University I ever visited. Without Byrd to channel funds there it is undoubtedly worse
Posted by: 3dc || 06/16/2013 4:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Brings a whole new meaning to "whistling Dixie out of your *$$ hole."
Posted by: no mo uro || 06/16/2013 6:24 Comments || Top||

#3  There was no railing on the deck. Helmburg asserts that the ATO fraternity was negligent in failing to install one. Helmburg also contends that Hughes is obviously to blame for the injuries he sustained because Hughes drank a lot of booze, “which leads to stupid and dangerous activities.”

Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/16/2013 9:47 Comments || Top||

Saudi Women Get Jail Terms for Trying to Help Canadian
[An Nahar] A Saudi court handed two Saudi women 10-month jail sentences on Saturday for seeking to help a Canadian woman who wanted to leave her Saudi husband with their children, human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
activists said.

The court also banned Fawzia al-Ayuni and Wajiha al-Huaider from leaving the kingdom for two years, rights activist Aql al-Bahli said.

They have a month to appeal against the judgment.

The two women were convicted of the Islamic sharia law offence of takhbib, or incitement of a wife to defy the authority of her husband, Bahli said.

They had been briefly jugged
Please don't kill me!
by police a year and a half ago in the company of the Canadian woman who at the time wanted to flee the kingdom with her children after a row with her husband, he added.

Regional rights group the Gulf Forum for Civil Societies expressed "deep concern" over the jail sentences handed down against two women, who had "defended a humanitarian right".

It urged the Canadian government to intervene with the Saudi authorities on the women's behalf.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

Qatar Emir 'Set to Transfer Power to Son'
[An Nahar] The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is preparing to hand control of the gas-rich Gulf state to his son, Qatari diplomats and officials said.
Without dying first? Impressive.
A cabinet reshuffle is also expected in which powerful Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani may lose his post, or at least the foreign affairs portfolio, the sources said.

A Qatari official told Agence La Belle France Presse on condition of anonymity that the emir "is convinced that he should encourage the new generation" of politicians and rulers.

"He hopes to transfer power to the crown prince, Sheikh Tamim (bin Hamad al-Thani), and to carry out a ministerial reshuffle" and appoint younger ministers, the minister said.

Sheikh Tamim, born in 1980, is the second son of the emir and his second wife Sheikha Mozah.

The crown prince is joint commander of the armed forces and head of the country's Olympic committee.

Political sources said that the premier, a cousin of the emir, could lose the foreign affairs portfolio he has held since 1992, and maybe even the premiership which he has held since 2007, in a reshuffle.

A French diplomatic source told AFP that the emir could "take a step back, that is, not completely retire but take on a more honorary position, in such a way that his son could take on more responsibilities and become the man in charge".
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's not going to change how Qatari money is being spent.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2013 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Where would this fit in?
Israel talks with Qatar over arming rebels
Posted by: tipper || 06/16/2013 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  In the 'Let's Hope They Both Lose' category?
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2013 12:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Where would this fit in?
Israel talks with Qatar over arming rebels

Given that the original report came from an Iranian government news agency, I'd file it under Lies & Propaganda, tipper. They're trying to paint their opponents as Jooooo-lovers, lower which does not exist.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/16/2013 18:07 Comments || Top||

"Somali looking" Man held as four stabbed at mosque in Birmingham
[BBC] The incident began during the final prayer session of the evening.

Eyewitnesses report that a man of Somali appearance began attacking worshippers with a machete.

Dr Arshad Mahmood, who was at the mosque, said: "A man started stabbing one of the guys who was just sitting right next to him.

"I don't know what exactly was the reason but he just started stabbing him.

According to Mr Shafiq, a nearby resident believed the dispute was a domestic incident between mosque members.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/16/2013 07:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Islam attracts nutters/loners/violence.
Posted by: Cromomp Ghibelline4365 || 06/16/2013 9:29 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
How to de-'Occupy' a park
Cleanup begins Sunday after Turkish riot police clear park in fog of tear gas
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/16/2013 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What ever happened to all the "Occupy" movements in the US? Still camped out? Or have they all de-camped?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/16/2013 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  They're still around in SoCal.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2013 8:28 Comments || Top||

#3  "They're still around in SoCal."

So - they're still not looking for jobs, or studying at a library or online to improve their skills (both free), or even volunteering at a shelter, hospital, etc.? Quelle surprise.

Commie leeches. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 06/16/2013 10:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Reminds me of the Peoples Park demos and riots in Bekeley in the sixties....actually I would rather forget.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/16/2013 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^^^^^ Age, I see you have one.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/16/2013 12:41 Comments || Top||

#6  How?

Posted by: DarthVader || 06/16/2013 20:02 Comments || Top||

#7  The occupy movement simply slid into homeless college-age bums. Which is mostly what they were before except with good press and actual college students in the mix.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/16/2013 20:28 Comments || Top||

Riot police advance on Turkish protesters
Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas on protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square and neighbouring Gezi Park on Saturday, an intervention that came shortly after the prime minister warned that security forces "know how to clear" the area.

Protesters had defied Recep Tayyip Erdogan's earlier warnings to leave, vowing to press on with a sit-in that has galvanised demonstrations around the country and dented Erdogan's international reputation.

Saturday's sweep marked the first time in weeks that police had entered the makeshift tent city in Gezi Park, which has been transformed into a national symbol of resistance. White smoke billowed skyward as a phalanx of white-helmeted riot police marched inside the park. They tore down protesters' banners, toppled a communal food stall, and sprayed tear gas over the tents -- urging those inside to pull out. Protesters carried someone away on a stretcher.
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Posted by: Steve White || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Culture Wars
14-year-old facing a year in jail for wearing an NRA t-shirt.
h/t Instapundit
Suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA shirt. Today, 14-year-old Jared Marcum appeared before a judge and was officially charged with obstructing an officer.

A $500 fine and up to a year in jail, that's the penalty that Jared could face, now that a judge has allowed the prosecution to move forward with it's obstructing an officer charge against him.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/16/2013 14:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like a case to invoke the law used against the LAPD for violating Rodney's civil rights.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/16/2013 14:55 Comments || Top||

#2  I've seen pictures of Jared: the Rodney rules are different.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/16/2013 15:11 Comments || Top||

#3  as instapundit says, bring a video camera whenever possible. I suspect this will be tossed out of court at some point and the officer given a holiday as if it were a penalty. Perhaps mandatory training that gets ignored and the money dedicated to it shifted somewhere else. Still, if the kid had it recorded all that would have happened already.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/16/2013 20:27 Comments || Top||

IRS to Hire 'Diversity and Inclusion Specialist' with $123,758 Salary
The opening was announced on June 11 and will be advertised until June 24.
No surprises here. Short window probably may indicate pre-selection.
According to the job description, this "diversity" officer will "serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion." The position will also "build internal awareness" in the IRS amongst any remaining old white men.
"Thought leadership" ??? WOW
This officer will be tasked with hearing and resolving complaints from employees and to "effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands." The new position will also assist in creating employee training programs.

"At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, bitching and moaning, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger," the listing reads.

The job requires "thorough knowledge" of diversity issues, or "circumstances associated with diversity and inclusive issues." It asks for one year of "specialized experience" in the field.
One year of experience...nets a $123k salary ?
Of the compensation, the IRS says, "Our comprehensive benefits are very generous--helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and your family needs."
Don't forget frequent conferences, get-aways, and line dancing, and M-16 firearms training.
The job description says nothing about offering "diversity" to American taxpayers applying to the agency for their tax exempt status.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2013 12:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Make sure that the organization's diversity reflect the party registration of the public they serve. Maybe? Don't laugh too hard.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/16/2013 16:17 Comments || Top||

#2  IRS Diversity: equal number of communists, Marxists, socialists and hippies.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/16/2013 16:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Let me guess. A political officer to build the new PC apartheid state.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/16/2013 18:24 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2013-06-16
  Double blasts kill 25 in Pakistan
Sat 2013-06-15
  Mali's Tuareg rebels ready to sign peace deal
Fri 2013-06-14
  Mortars Fired at Damascus Airport, Delay 3 Flights
Thu 2013-06-13
  60 Boko Haram members killed in Maiduguri
Wed 2013-06-12
  Thousands Throng Istanbul Protest Square
Tue 2013-06-11
  Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead
Mon 2013-06-10
  Syria Islamists Execute Youth in Front of Family
Sun 2013-06-09
  Pak police recovers 15,000 kilos of explosive material
Sat 2013-06-08
  Tunisia Turns Away 8 Gulf Muslim Preachers
Fri 2013-06-07
  Seven killed in suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
Thu 2013-06-06
  Nawaz Sharif elected as Pakistan PM
Wed 2013-06-05
  Locks Cut To Boston Water Supply Aqueduct
Tue 2013-06-04
  Missile Kills 26, including 8 Youths, in Syria Village
Mon 2013-06-03
  Damascus car bombing kills 9 security forces members
Sun 2013-06-02
  Second Muslim Convert Charged with London Soldier Murder

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