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Four killed, 18 injured in Peshawar car bombing
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Woman Uses Wedgie To Capture Suspected Thief
It took a wedgie and a headlock to pin down a man suspected of breaking into a car. Yvonne Morris, a technician at the Brickyard Animal Hospital, said she chased a man who broke into a co-worker's car, but he kept squirming away from her. The third time, Morris grabbed hold of the man's boxer shorts and pulled. Salt Lake City police said she then she put a headlock on the man until help could arrive. The man was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of vehicle burglary, possession of stolen property and outstanding warrants.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Never tangle with a tech at an animal hospital.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/18/2009 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  They are USED to dealing with struggling animals.
Posted by: tipover || 02/18/2009 1:01 Comments || Top||

Beheading in New York Appears to Be Honor Killing, Experts Say
Picked right up on that, didn't they?
What tipped ya off, Muldoon?
Well, Sarge, she's a Muslim and she's got no head...

Come Muldoon, didn't you receive your mandatory sensitivity training?
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm not sure what coverage this is getting in the US, but here in the UAE it is being reported by CNN hourly.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/18/2009 1:39 Comments || Top||

#2  What does CNN International think about this, 49 Pan?
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2009 2:15 Comments || Top||

#3  This "honor" stuff gets me. Bloody murder is a bloody murder, no matter how you slice it.
Posted by: Spike Uniter || 02/18/2009 4:33 Comments || Top||

#4  “Chesler called on U.S. and Canadian immigration authorities to inform potential Muslim immigrants and new Muslim citizens that it's illegal to abuse women in the two countries.”

Oh yeah…Muzzammil one last thing before we approve your visa, we need you to read this here pamphlet on domestic abuse. Long story short, you can’t be slapping around the wife and kiddies anymore. And you may want to pay special attention to the section on Acid baths and Beheadings. Ok then…sign here…
Posted by: DepotGuy || 02/18/2009 9:26 Comments || Top||

#5  The report is straight forward reporting. It said she had a protection order against him and they had family voinence issues. A second report focused on how difficult it is for Muslim women to divorce. It said the idea for the TV station "Bridge" was her idea. It's reported as a murder.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/18/2009 9:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Muzzammil is another Muslim that misinterpreted what he learned at the mosque.
Posted by: HammerHead || 02/18/2009 10:02 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm not clear on all the details, he's what I've gathered....so he's at home yelling at his wife who's on the phone with her sister, telling him to calm down and then he chokes and beheads her and brings her corpse to the Bridges offices and displays her body in a ritual way? Anyone else have the details?
Posted by: Omolugum Prince of the Platypi2692 || 02/18/2009 11:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Well, at least he's reclaimed his honor now. /sarc
Posted by: gorb || 02/18/2009 11:17 Comments || Top||

#9  "Honor killing", like "ethnic cleansing", is a repulsive euphemism. We should not let our enemies provide our vocabulary to describe their monstrous acts.
Posted by: Grunter || 02/18/2009 12:24 Comments || Top||

#10  I notice a significant absence of 'Honor Suicide' over these types of issues. I guess seppuku by the family patriarch hasn't really caught on in their culture.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2009 12:34 Comments || Top||

#11  There are beheading experts in NY? Who knew?
Posted by: mojo || 02/18/2009 18:05 Comments || Top||

#12  The husband, Muzzammil, is still maintaining he didn't do it as of late yesterday.
Posted by: mhw || 02/18/2009 18:56 Comments || Top||

#13  Amazingly the local chapter of NOW condemned this murder.
Posted by: Icerigger || 02/18/2009 19:33 Comments || Top||

#14  NY does not have the death penalty. He will get 3 hots and a cot for the rest of his life at our expense.

Now here in Texas when that guy "honor" killed his two daughters, he went straight to the airport for Egypt.

Texas has the death penalty.
Posted by: Flaimp Untervehr4085 || 02/18/2009 20:27 Comments || Top||

#15  The husband, Muzzammil, is still maintaining he didn't do it as of late yesterday.

Oddly enough, it seems that when he wandered into the Orchard Park police station to report his wife's death, he admitted to killing her. Insisting now that he's innocent is not likely to convince a jury in Orchard Park, although it might have in Lackawanna.

Thanks for the report, 49 Pan.

Omolugum Prince of the Platypi2692, where did you read/see that?
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2009 22:07 Comments || Top||

#16  "I don't know who he is behind that mask of his but I do know when we need him...we need him now"
Posted by: logi_cal || 02/18/2009 22:27 Comments || Top||

Police union demands judge's ouster
The head of the city's police union today called for a municipal court judge to be dismissed after the judge ordered two pictures of John Pawlowski, the 25-year-old police officer killed Friday, be removed from his courtroom. In early afternoon, Municipal Court Judge Craig M. Washington sought to have the pictures of Pawlowski taken off his courtroom bench in the 35th District police station. District official denied that order, and Washington stepped down from the bench and placed both pictures face down on the table where they stood.

At a hastily called press conference about 90 minutes later, Fraternal Order of Police President John J. McNesby demanded that Washinton be removed from the judicial hearing list at the station pending an investigation. He also urged that all court hearings be suspended in the 35th District until an investigation is completed. Washington could not be reached for comment.

Through a spokesperson, President Judge Marsha Neifield said afterward that Washington would not be in the 35th District for the rest of the week, but that municipal court hearings in the district would not be suspended. "We have to take a deep breath and review the situation....It's too early to know if he will be back," said the spokesperson, Jeff Jubelirer.

In a prepared statement, Neifield said: "All of us are deeply saddened about the tragic loss of Officer Pawlowski. Our thoughts and prayers are foremost with Officer Pawlowski's family, friends and his police colleagues. We understand why emotions are running high."

A career criminal, Rasheed Scruggs, 33, has been charged with murder in the slaying of Pawlowski, who was shot when he intervened in an argument between Scruggs and a hack cab driver.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

-Short Attention Span Theater-
It's Tough Being a Reporter....
A vignette of reporters and karma....
Posted by: Gliger Angomble7605 || 02/18/2009 12:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

Irish authorities monitoring 500-ton oil spill
LONDON (AP) -- Irish authorities said Tuesday they are monitoring a major oil spill that is drifting toward the Irish coast -- the largest spill in the waters around Ireland in a decade. The Irish Marine Department said the oil slick was discovered close to where a Russian aircraft carrier was refueling in the Celtic Sea between western Britain and the southern coast of Ireland.

The department said Tuesday it was too early to predict how much of the spill, thought to be around 500 tons (3,750 barrels), will come ashore. The oil slick is about three miles long and three miles wide.

Irish authorities learned about the spill Saturday through surveillance carried out by the European Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon, Portugal. Irish military aircraft flew over the area and saw the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, a Russian oil tanker, and a Russian oceangoing tug near the slick.

Russia's chief of general staff Gen. Nikolai Marakov confirmed that a Russian aircraft carrier had refueled in the area but denied there had been any problems. "We have no reason to think that anything went wrong during refueling," he told reporters.
"Wudn't us."
Ireland's Department of Transport said it expects the slick to reach the southern coast of Ireland in about 16 days. It said some of the oil will evaporate and most of the rest will likely develop into tar balls -- small, sticky patches of oil that often wash ashore.

The Press Association, the British news agency, said a Russian destroyer, a British destroyer, an Irish Naval vessel and a Russian aircraft carrier are at the site of the spill off the west coast of Ireland.
An Irish vessel set off Tuesday evening to assess whether the oil can be mechanically cleaned up at sea to limit the damage to coastline.

Earlier in the day, Russian Navy spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo said there had been no problems with the Russian ships. "There have been no accidents on Russian ships linked to broken pipes or burst fuel tanks, nor has there been any deliberate dumping of fuel into the sea," he said in a statement carried by Russian news wires.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/18/2009 14:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why not burn it before it hits the beach? Oh boy, bring out the marshmellows.
Posted by: Richard of Oregon || 02/18/2009 16:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Irish military aircraft flew over the area and saw the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, a Russian oil tanker, and a Russian oceangoing tug near the slick.

Nah, it couldn't have been them. I mean, they said so...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/18/2009 17:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Sure it wasn't a vodka slick?
Posted by: ed || 02/18/2009 17:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Impossible, ed.

If they'd spilled vodka, the Russkies would have all been in the water trying to drink it up.
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 02/18/2009 18:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Burning it sounds good, but what's the weather like?
I reasonably smooth, yes burn it, rough and windy, no.
Posted by: Rednek Jim || 02/18/2009 18:54 Comments || Top||

#6  LOL Mrs Skolaut.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2009 20:15 Comments || Top||

Nudes, by Yasin Malik's fiancee
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik's Pakistani fiance Mushaal Mullick, an artist based in London, loves painting nudes. The money from the art sales goes to social groups in Pakistan working for women and gender issues, say sources.
pictures at link
Her inspiration stems from the "raw beauty of the feminine mystique" and the "horrors of abject poverty", according to her web postings.

Malik, 39, who will get married to the London School of Economics (LSE) student early next year, is in custody at Sumbal, north Kashmir. He got engaged to Mushaal last week in absentia.

Mushaal has done her post-graduation in political economy from the LSE and is the daughter of Hussain Mullick, former chairman of the economics department at Islamabad's Quaid-e-Azam University.
Posted by: john frum || 02/18/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She sounds like a good bet for honor killing to me. If not by Malik then by a relative.
Posted by: tipover || 02/18/2009 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  The "Rose" is OK, but the "Forgotten Love" also appears to have forgotten a few lunch dates. Waaaaay to skinny for this guy....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 02/18/2009 8:17 Comments || Top||

'Liquor widows' smash dens
SURAT: A dry revolution is brewing in the villages of south Gujarat. Armed with lathis, a group of women is storming country-liquor breweries and destroying them. Since January, the women have destroyed over 100 liquor breweries in Surat district.

And this is not moral policing. Most of these 300-odd women have seen their alcoholic husbands die a painful death. They do not want more women to suffer similar fate.

In the first week of January, about 20 liquor breweries were destroyed in Mahuva taluka. “Initially we organised talks to sensitise members in small groups. Once they were ready, we submitted memorandum requesting the police to clamp down on breweries,” said Hemuben Patel, an Anganwadi worker in Samba village, who lost her husband three years ago following illness due to liquor consumption. But, when no action was taken, these women decided to act on their own.

“We started attacking liquor breweries in large groups,” she said.

It started with the group destroying 20 liquor breweries in the first week of January in villages of Mahuva taluka. Soon, around 2,000 women took out rallies and targeted liquor shops and thrashed bootleggers in Vehval village. The movement started to spread in other villages like Samba, Valvada, Tarkani, Umra, Vachhavad, Puna, Dhalkari and Kharvan.

“The movement is still on in rural areas. It is a politically-motivated movement,” said KS Bhati, superintendent of police, Surat.
Women, on the other hand blame the administration for going slow on bootleggers. “Breweries have come up again at many places,” says Sumitra Patel of Vehval village.
Posted by: john frum || 02/18/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  terrorism, pure and simple!
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/18/2009 5:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Run em over with an F-150!
Posted by: .5MT || 02/18/2009 5:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Paging carrie nation, carrie nation to the white courtesy phone please.
Posted by: N guard || 02/18/2009 7:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Skidmark and .5: if you're trying sarcasm here, it's not working.

These breweries don't sell "shaken, not stirred." They sell unregulated rotgut that is frequently poisonous.
Posted by: mom || 02/18/2009 16:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Gujarat, the home-state of Mahatma Gandhi, is actually a dry state. Liquor cannot be legally sold there.
Posted by: john frum || 02/18/2009 17:34 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
North Dakota House Gives Fertilized Eggs Human Status
When does a fetus become a baby?
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 02/18/2009 12:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As a complete agnostic my opinions on abortion have nothing to do with religion. They are primarily based on my experience being present at the births of my sons.

The question I asked is:
"What is the significant difference between this particular mass of human DNA at 16:40:00 today and the same mass of human DNA at 16:41:00?

As far as I can tell the answer is 0. So what makes killing that unique creature at 16:40 acceptable, but not at 16:41? How about 12:40? Or 08:40? What's the difference?

The only compromise that to me makes any sense at all is to use the inverse of the rules about "pulling the plug". If you have an adult in a coma that shows brain activity and whose heart is beating steadily would you be allowed to pull the plug and not feed that patient? Especially if the prognosis was for a complete, successful recovery?

If a fetus has brain activity and a heart beat shouldn't that be enough?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2009 14:54 Comments || Top||

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  Four killed, 18 injured in Peshawar car bombing
Tue 2009-02-17
  Surprise! Pervez Musharraf was playing 'double game' with US
Mon 2009-02-16
  Another Wazoo dronezap
Sun 2009-02-15
  Talibs: Pak will surrender in Swat
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  Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Zaps 27
Fri 2009-02-13
  Canadian Muslim sentenced for firebombing Jewish institutions
Thu 2009-02-12
  Pak arrests 'main operator' in Mumbai attacks
Wed 2009-02-11
  Taliban Attack Afghan Government Buildings, Killing 20
Tue 2009-02-10
  FBI woman sexually harassed me: 26/11 accused terrorist
Mon 2009-02-09
  Female Tamil Tiger bomber kills 28 after hiding among refugees
Sun 2009-02-08
  India wants Pak declared terrorist state
Sat 2009-02-07
  Russia allows transit of US military supplies
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  Bridge Attack Severs Afghan Supply Route

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