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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Search for Adobe chief’s son continues
As the search for three-year-old Anant Gupta, the son of the senior vice-president of Adobe, entered fourth day, Uttar Pradesh Police once again assured that all efforts were being made for his safe release. But they refused to divulge investigation details.

Police have alerted all exit points, including airports, in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. They suspect that the kidnappers might make an attempt to leave the state if they are still in Uttar Pradesh or Delhi. "We have been very alert and have taken all precautions," said RKS Rathore, SSP, Noida.

Anant's photographs have been circulated at concerned places.

Police sources said the communication channels between the family and the kidnappers were still open and the two sides were in touch.

The Guptas had requested mediapersons not to report the incident as it could harm their son. They had also made an appeal to their son's kidnappers not to harm him.

SSP Rathore said any media report on police investigation would harm the case. "The idea is to get the child back safely. We cannot share any details of the investigation as the kidnappers may panic and harm the child," he said.

Giving basic details, police said, the kidnappers chose to use a motorcycle for abducting Anant as the security guards at both the gates of sector 15 A, Noida, do not note down the registration number of two-wheelers entering or going out of the colony. "Only the numbers of cars and other four-wheelers were noted down and the kidnappers knew this," said a senior police officer.

Police said they were investigating all possible angles, including the involvement of someone very close to the family who could also be related to the Guptas. "We have questioned a number of people, including construction labourers working in the colony. Those people who were previously employed by the Guptas are also being questioned," said an officer.

Dev Dutt Sharma, police commissioner, Meerut zone, came to meet the boy's family on Thursday. "All out efforts are on to get back Anant. We are praying for his return. The entire administration is involved in the attempt to get him released," Sharma said.

Search in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Police have started search and combing operations after reports that Anant was in the custody of Chambal bandit Jagjivan Parihar, who carries a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head.

DC Sagar, DIG Chambal Range, did not rule out the possibility of Anant changing hands through a chain of organised crime.

"We have intensified patrolling and combing after such reports," he said.
Posted by: john || 11/16/2006 19:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Indian mafia targeting the IT sector?
Posted by: john || 11/16/2006 19:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Going where the money is...
Posted by: Pappy || 11/16/2006 23:03 Comments || Top||

More idiots - video
Bright Pebbles sent me this great video of the protection devices for pedestrians in bus stop lanes doing their thing to protect and serve...

Its a classic video!!
Hokay, hokay, it's funny, but no more. The 'Today's Idiot' feature supplements but should not crowd out the WoT here at the Burg.

Pretty damned funny though!
Posted by: 3dc || 11/16/2006 14:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What have I created??????
Posted by: Chinter Flarong || 11/16/2006 16:17 Comments || Top||

Idiot II: the sequel
TV without remote is not enough for French thief

PARIS (Reuters) - What's a television without its remote control? Not much, decided a thief in southwestern France who returned to the home from which he had just stolen a TV to pick up the remote control -- and was arrested.

The man robbed a pensioner's house in the village of Mussidan, taking the TV set and some hunting rifles, police said. While the pensioner was reporting the theft at the local gendarmerie (police station), the thief returned. Alert neighbours tipped off the police and they caught the man red-handed.

"He came back to take the remote control," a local police spokesman said. "I guess there's daring and there's stupid."
Posted by: Chinter Flarong || 11/16/2006 09:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not only is he a thief, but on top of that, he's lazy, too! Couldn't get his fat bum off the couch to switch channels, could he?
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 10:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I mean, when I was young, we had to go outside, barefooted in the snow, each step more painful than the precedent because of the sores, wearing only summer clothes given by charities, heads dizzy due to hunger, to switch channels!!!

Nowadays, it's so easy. Remotes, yeah, no wonder the West has gone so soft!
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 10:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I'ma waiting for the follow-up prosecution of that "pensioner" for having hunting rifles! Now, what's a French "pensioner" doing with a rifle in France?

Next thing ya know, there will be WMDs .22 rounds in a shop's doorway, lol! What's this world coming to?
Posted by: BA || 11/16/2006 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  I mean, when I was young, we had to go outside, barefooted in the snow, each step more painful than the precedent because of the sores, wearing only summer clothes given by charities, heads dizzy due to hunger, to switch channels!!!

You left out, "uphill in both directions".
Posted by: Zenster || 11/16/2006 12:59 Comments || Top||

#5  They sell remote controls at the Walmart for $8. Oh, wait a minute, I just remembered you don't have a Walmart.
Posted by: Perfesser || 11/16/2006 18:49 Comments || Top||

Idiot of the Day submission : Deer assault case presents unusual issues

DULUTH -- Prosecution of a case involving alleged sexual contact with a dead deer may hinge on the legal definition of the word "animal.'' Bryan James Hathaway, 20, of Superior, Wis., faces a misdemeanor charge of sexual gratification with an animal. He is accused of having sex with a dead deer he saw beside a road on Oct. 11.

A motion filed last week by his attorney, public defender Fredric Anderson, argued that since the deer was dead, it was not considered an animal and the charge should be dismissed. "The statute does not prohibit one from having sex with a carcass,'' Anderson wrote.

Judge Michael Lucci heard the motion Tuesday. "I'm a little surprised this issue hasn't been tackled before in another case,'' Lucci said.

The Webster's dictionary defines "animal'' as "any of a kingdom of living beings,'' Anderson said. If you include carcasses in that definition, he said, "you really go down a slippery slope with absurd results.''

Anderson argued: When does a turkey cease to be an animal? When it is dead?
Vow, that's deep.
When it is wrapped in plastic packaging in the freezer? When it is served, fully cooked? A judge should decide what the Legislature intended "animal'' to mean in the statute, he said. "And the only clear point to draw the line in that definition, I believe, is the point of death.''

Assistant District Attorney James Boughner said the court can use a dictionary to determine the meaning of the word, but it doesn't have to. "The common and ordinary meaning of a word can be found in how people actually use the word,'' Boughner wrote in his response to the motion.

When a person's pet dog dies, he told Lucci, the person still refers to the dog as his or her dog, not a carcass. "It stays a dog for some time,'' Boughner said.

He referred to the criminal complaint, in which Hathaway told police he saw the dead deer in the ditch and moved it into the woods. Hathaway called it a dead deer, Boughner said, not a carcass. "It did not lose its essence as a deer, an animal, when it died,'' he said.
Its spirit lives on! Free to roam the Great Plains in the sky!
Anderson argued that the statute, which falls under the heading "crimes against sexual morality,'' was meant to protect animals. That would be unnecessary in the case of a dead animal.
Makes sense.
"If you look at the other crimes that are in this subsection, they all protect against something other than simply things we don't like or things we find disgusting,'' he said. Other crimes in that subsection include incest, bigamy, public fornication and lewd and lascivious behavior.

Boughner said the focus of the statute was on punishing the human behavior, not protecting animals. "It does not seem to draw a line between the living and the dead,'' he said.

Interpreting the statute to exclude dead animals would also exclude freshly killed animals, Boughner said. That, he said, could lead to people who commit such acts with animals to kill them.
See below.
Lucci said he would render a decision by Hathaway's next court appearance on Dec. 1.

The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of nine months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. If convicted, Hathaway could serve a prison term of up to two years because of a previous conviction. In April 2005, Hathaway pleaded no contest to one felony charge of mistreatment of an animal for the shooting death of Bambrick, a 26-year-old horse, to have sex with the animal.
Are you sure the deer's death is natural... hummmm?
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 07:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "...But Lieutenant Columbo, the deer was obviously hit by a vehicle, why else would it have been dead in the road?"
"...Well, you know, I was just thinkin' the same thing myself, I mean, deer-road-hit by a car, pretty straightforward, and I think we can pretty much leave it at that, Mister Hathaway, and I do apprecate your kindness - but there was just ONE more question I wanted to ask..."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/16/2006 9:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Hé hé!
RB : a pic for every occasion.
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 10:24 Comments || Top||

#3  When does a turkey cease to be an animal? When it is dead? When it is wrapped in plastic packaging in the freezer? When it is served, fully cooked?

Define "is".
Posted by: William Jefferson Clinton || 11/16/2006 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Next up, necrophilia for all! It's my freakin' Constitutional Rights(tm) man!
Posted by: BA || 11/16/2006 11:23 Comments || Top||

#5  This guy needs to be locked up before he decides to shoot somebody to experience "sex" with a dead human.
Posted by: DoDo || 11/16/2006 11:52 Comments || Top||

#6  He could always pull the dead gerbil out of his ass, and well, you get the point. Or, the gerbil gets the point.
Posted by: wxjames || 11/16/2006 12:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Clearly a case of necrobeastiality.

Just so long as it isn't homonecrobeastiality. That sht ain't natural.
Posted by: Excalibur || 11/16/2006 13:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Excal, that was just wrong!!!LOL
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/16/2006 13:16 Comments || Top||

#9  "Interpreting the statute to exclude dead animals would also exclude freshly killed animals, Boughner said. That, he said, could lead to people who commit such acts with animals to kill them."

What, is he gonna propose some mandatory minimum ripening period? Gaaaaak...

Posted by: Dave D. || 11/16/2006 13:28 Comments || Top||

#10  This jerk is just 20. I think they should circumcisize him without anesthetic, and assure him that the next time, they would take the trunk with the remaining bark still on it.
Straighten up, for Pete's sake.
Posted by: wxjames || 11/16/2006 14:16 Comments || Top||

#11  wx: uh, straightening up is what started this...
Posted by: DoDo || 11/16/2006 14:49 Comments || Top||

#12  the ded-deer-f*cker needs shock treatments..

10 kV / 1000 amps
Posted by: RD || 11/16/2006 17:05 Comments || Top||

#13  Was the deer underage?
Posted by: Swamp Blondie || 11/16/2006 17:13 Comments || Top||

#14  Wait til he works his way up to people. Now that he's got his kill and boink down pat, people are likely to be next.
Posted by: Shuns Uleating3851 || 11/16/2006 17:21 Comments || Top||

#15  perhaps his lawyer would like him to pet-sit their families' favorite poodle or whatever?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2006 18:00 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Cat gives birth to...puppies?
Posted by: Thoth || 11/16/2006 14:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Weird. It reminds me of the Dulce "rabbit-cat hybrid", supposedly bio-engineered by the US gvt and/or the aliens/Hollow Earth inhabitants, I'll try to retrieve it.

In the meantime, that puppies story is TRUE.

Here is the proof : caught in the act (Nsfw I guess)
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 15:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Voilà, the Cabbit! (thanks to the power of Google).

Aliens, government breed genetic mutants in suspected underground lair

I sure hope it's a photoshop job, otherwise that's one poor deformed kitty.
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 15:08 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure the cabbit is a fake since cats are very different than rabbits.
However dogs and cats are much more closely related and probably have a common ancestor (the sabertooth tiger has a combination of cat and dog features, for example)

Posted by: frozen Al || 11/16/2006 15:33 Comments || Top||

#4  However dogs and cats are much more closely related and probably have a common ancestor (the sabertooth tiger has a combination of cat and dog features, for example)

I don't think so, except in the sense that all mammals have a common ancestor. Dogs are more closely related to bears than to cats.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/16/2006 16:31 Comments || Top||

#5  I'd call shenanigans. The puppies were either catnapped or Cassia-napped.
Posted by: Shuns Uleating3851 || 11/16/2006 16:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Was the name "ALLAH" on the side of any of them?
Haven't had one of those stories in awhile.
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/16/2006 17:25 Comments || Top||

Alleged Sightings Send Bigfoot Hunters To Wis.
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 13:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Look! Over there!'


Posted by: mojo || 11/16/2006 13:28 Comments || Top||

#2  "The man, whose job it is to clean up deer carcasses after accidents, didn't want to go on camera."

Maybe it's the same Wisconson Deer carcasses dude from the Todays Idiot story.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 11/16/2006 14:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Searching For Bigfoot is a group that travels across the country trying to prove the existence of the creature.

I take that to mean these guy's don't have, like, real jobs?
Wow. Can ya fuckin believe that?
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/16/2006 17:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Whatever the truth or outcome, TV just got is new MESSING WITH BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH commercial.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/16/2006 21:40 Comments || Top||

Down Under
Feral fugitive Blackie dies in exile
Australia's favourite feral fugitive has died in exile in Queensland after shaking off gun-toting authorities hot on his hooves for the past two years. Blackie, the bush pig, made headlines in 2004 when he was deemed a feral pest and Mackay City Council ordered he be shot on sight.

The community rallied behind the beloved pig to have the order reprieved but to no avail. However, his owners refused to give up the 500kg porker they had rescued as a piglet after shooters killed its mother, and Blackie went underground.

He died this week of natural causes, aged 8, prompting owner Kerrie Barber to finally reveal his closely guarded hiding places over the past two years.

Ms Barber said Blackie had been harboured by friends at an Eton property, south-west of Mackay, for a year before being smuggled to her and her 12-year-old daughter Britney's new home 60km away at Calen, north-west of Mackay. "It was great to have him back," Ms Barber told The Daily Mercury newspaper today. "He lived in the cattle yard and walked on the 70 acres eating mangos.

"But we had to live with the fear someone would report him.

"If council received a complaint they could shoot him on sight."

A wake will be held for Blackie at the town's local pub tomorrow night. Britney will plant Blackie's favourite food - a mango tree - on his grave on their property to remember him.
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/16/2006 07:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He died this week of natural causes, aged 8, prompting owner Kerrie Barber to finally reveal his closely guarded hiding places over the past two years.

A freezer in the basement and a Weber kettle on the back porch?
Posted by: Zenster || 11/16/2006 11:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "He lived in the cattle yard and walked on the 70 acres eating mangos.
Hawg heaven.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/16/2006 13:08 Comments || Top||

#3  "...and I intend to file a diplomatic protest in the death of Blackie!"
-- Amazon Women On The Moon
Posted by: mojo || 11/16/2006 14:34 Comments || Top||

Great White North
Government arrests man in Montreal suspected of spying
The Canadian government has made its first espionage arrest in more than a decade — launching a highly sensitive case against a suspected foreign spy who was arrested in a Montreal airport Tuesday evening.

The man is being held under a security-certificate, a federal-government procedure that allows for the arrest of an immigrant whom two cabinet ministers deem a threat to national security. The process allows for the prisoner to be jailed until he or she is deported. And portions of the case may be forever shielded from the public, and even the defendant.

“The government's most important duty is to ensure the security of all Canadians. A security certificate has been issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act against a foreign national,” said Melisa Leclerc, a spokeswoman for Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, wrote in an e-mail to The Globe and Mail.

“He is now in custody in Montreal. More information will become available as the Federal Court process unfolds.”

She would not speak to man's identity, but another government official has identified the suspect as an individual who was “alleging to be a Canadian citizen named Paul William Hampel.”

Security certificates are a power rarely invoked by the Canadian government, which has used the process less than 30 times in the last 20 years.

Terrorism cases have preoccupied the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in recent years. Yet espionage remains a big concern; as of last year, CSIS was trying to keeps tabs on 152 potential spies from more than 30 rival agencies.

Canadian experts have long singled out China and Russia as areas of concern in terms of foreign espionage, both during and after the Cold War. “For all of the changes that Russia underwent ... its intelligence practises remain essentially unchanged,” said Wesley Wark, a professor at the University of Toronto and president of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.

“Canada was always a favourite target for a number of reasons,” Mr. Wark said.

The country has long been regarded as a potential secondhand source for secrets concerning the United States and allied agencies, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. And high-tech corporations in Canada also represent potential targets for corporate espionage.

In 1945, Soviet Embassy cypher clerk Igor Gouzenko sought refuge with the RCMP, taking with him papers that implicated several Canadians and British scientists in a Soviet plot to steal atomic secrets. The Gouzenko papers helped convict a dozen Canadian spies, including a member of Parliament.
Posted by: .com || 11/16/2006 04:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Most idiots in this country moaning about Guantanamo and the PATRIOT Act have no idea two ministers can simply decide to jail a non-citizen indefinitely, try him/her in secret and deport him. Don't get me wrong: I am all in favour of these security certificates. But it's the hypocrisy...
Posted by: Excalibur || 11/16/2006 13:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Somebody was spying on Canada?
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/16/2006 17:30 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
My nominee for "Idiot of the Day"
"Another plaintiff, a New York restaurateur, Joy Pierson, claims that her decision not to serve foie gras has caused her to lose customers at her two Manhattan restaurants, Candle 79 and Candle Café, according to the complaint."
Posted by: mojo || 11/16/2006 12:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

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Thu 2006-11-16
  Morocco holds 13 suspected Jihadist group members
Wed 2006-11-15
  Nasrallah vows campaign to force gov't change
Tue 2006-11-14
  Khost capture was Zawahiri deputy?
Mon 2006-11-13
  Palestinians agree on nonentity as PM
Sun 2006-11-12
  Five Shia ministers resign from Lebanese cabinet
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  Haniyeh offers to resign for aid
Fri 2006-11-10
  US Rejects UN Resolutions on Gaza Violence as One-Sided
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  Indon Muslims on trial over beheading young girls
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  Israeli Forces Pull Out of Beit Hanoun
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  Saddam Sentenced to Death
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