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-Lurid Crime Tales-
M'sia Sex Scandal: Ex-boyfriend sought
MALAYSIAN police are seeking the ex-boyfriend of opposition politician Elizabeth Wong after photos of her in the nude were circulated. He has been identified as Mr Hilmi Malek, 32, who worked as a personal assistant to lawmaker Hee Loy Sian for nine months after last year's March general election.

It is believed police wanted her boyfriend Hilmi Malek to return from a neighbouring country to give a statement. Like Miss Wong, Mr Hee is also from the opposition party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said they had received two nude photographs, and a CD, of the 37-year-old Wong from a Malay Mail journalist. The photos, which have been circulating since last week, reportedly show Miss Wong partially covered by a sarong. It is not known how the private snaps ended up in public circulation.

Police have recorded statements from four journalists from the Malay Mail and Sun, reportedly the first two newspapers to have received the photos. They also recorded Miss Wong's statement on Tuesday, after she offered to resign from her Selangor executive councillor and assemblyman posts. PKR has not yet accepted her resignation. She is now on leave.

Prominent blogger and opposition MP Jeff Ooi wrote on his blog that this would be the second time a politician's aide was involved in such a scandal, and suggested they were 'trojan horses'.
According to the Malay Mail, Mr Hilmi has been missing since last Saturday, with unconfirmed reports saying he has left the country. The paper quoted Mr Hilmi's colleagues as saying they were aware of his relationship with Miss Wong and that the latter had revealed that they had split up recently.

Prominent blogger and opposition MP Jeff Ooi wrote on his blog that this would be the second time a politician's aide was involved in such a scandal, and suggested they were 'trojan horses'. He cited the earlier example of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan, who had accused Mr Anwar of having sodomised him. 'I believe there is a dire need for all Pakatan Rakyat leaders and elected representatives to beware of trojan horses in our earnest deeds to recruit new blood and party cadres,' he wrote.

For now, it appears that Miss Wong could continue as assemblyman. PKR insiders said she may relinquish her executive council position in the Selangor government, but public support could enable her to keep her state seat, the Malaysian Insider news website reported. Selangor chief minister Khalid Ibrahim has said he is open to the idea, but added he would seek the advice of the Selangor sultan and discuss the matter with the state executive council.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What proof do they have?
Posted by: Omolugum Prince of the Platypi2692 || 02/20/2009 19:20 Comments || Top||

#2  There is something Wong with this whole article
Posted by: Chief || 02/20/2009 20:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Always turn the lights out if you're famous.
Posted by: Elmusotle Protector of the Bunions8790 || 02/20/2009 20:15 Comments || Top||

#4  worthless without pictures, part 5,329
Posted by: Frank G || 02/20/2009 20:19 Comments || Top||

Cops Nab Smuggler with 8.5 Tons of Beef

(IsraelNN.com) Police working on a tip managed to foil a major smuggling attempt on Wednesday night. The officers stopped a truck with 8.5 tons of beef and 1.5 tons of sheep fat as it attempted to enter Israeli territory.

The police sting took place near the Dead Sea. The truck that was smuggling the meat had left the Hevron area and was headed to Be'er Sheva.

The meat shipment appeared to be intended for the Palestinian Authority. However, after the meat was safely delivered to Israel and from there to the PA, Israeli officials received word that the cargo was to be smuggled back into Israel for sale in Israeli stores.

The meat was not under Israeli supervision from the time it entered PA-controlled areas, and Israeli officials could not guarantee that it had been stored properly. Goods smuggled in from PA-controlled areas have often been found to be below Israeli safety standards.

The truck driver admitted to his role in the scheme, and was arrested. Due to the fears of contamination, the meat was destroyed.

Following the incident, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a statement reminding the public not to purchase meat or other animal products imported from PA-controlled areas. For health and safety reasons, meat should be purchased only from licensed, supervised stores, the warning continued. All packaged meat products should be in their original packaging, which should be closed and clean with a sticker stamped with the production and expiration dates.

Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "What's the, um, beef, officer?..."
Posted by: mojo || 02/20/2009 10:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Mojo - go to your room!
Posted by: GORT || 02/20/2009 14:34 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Mice Overrun Florida Courthouse
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There are so many mice in one Florida county courthouse that they've been seen falling from ceiling tiles. One judge at the Palm Beach County Courthouse calls it an infestation. Some staffers say they check their handbags for stowaways before leaving the building each day.

Court employees and lawyers say the rodents scuttle down corridors, munch legal papers and scratch behind the walls. Last week, one mouse ran around a courtroom floor for an hour during a burglary trial.

The courthouse facilities manager says he's put out a few dozen traps to capture the rodents. He says he's not sure there has been an uptick in mice lately but says they're getting more press than they deserve.

Have Claws - Will Travel

I guess not all the vermin are sitting in the courtroom, some sit above it.
Posted by: BigEd || 02/20/2009 18:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

You've Heard Of The Tooth Fairy
A Limestone County (AL) Sheriff’s deputy was called late Wednesday night to Huntsville Hospital to take an unusual report from a man who told officers he’d awakened with a crochet needle stuck into his urethra.

The man, who is not being named pending investigation, said he went to sleep with an ex-girlfriend and when he awakened, the needle was completely embedded, said Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely.

“He stated to our officer he didn’t know how it got there,” the sheriff said.

“He and the girlfriend had been drinking and it was there when he woke up. It was inserted all the way in.”

Doctors at the hospital X-rayed the man and then removed the object, Blakely said.

The call came in at about 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

Investigators are looking into the incident.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/20/2009 14:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He and the (ex) girlfriend had been drinking

First Mistake

he went to sleep with an ex-girlfriend

Second Mistake

and it was there when he woke up. It was inserted all the way in.

Fell asleep after or during... Third Mistake

You are lucky you still have the darn thing attached mister.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/20/2009 14:51 Comments || Top||

Eureka! They've finally found Atlantis.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 02/20/2009 12:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So where is the alien spaceship?
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/20/2009 12:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Over at the spaceport, where else?
Posted by: mojo || 02/20/2009 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  There probably really was an "Atlantis" but it was likely where the Azores or Canary Islands are now or possibly where some Greek islands are.

During the last ice age that ended about 12K years ago, sea levels were about 400 feet lower than they are now. This would have made areas that are now small islands much larger islands or completely contiguous land masses and it was that way for about 100 thousand years until the ice melted. At that point the oceans rose at an extremely fast rate and could have flooded entire civilizations in the space of a person's lifetime.

In the US, for example, the East Coast extended all the way out to the edge of the continental shelf. There would have been a broad and probably extremely fertile coastal plain. There are probably a lot of early North American humans buried miles out to sea from where the shore is now along with what would have been villages and paths.

The area we now call The Grand Banks of Newfoundland would have all been well above water. An area of land the size of Pennsylvania is under water there.

There were probably lots of "Atlantis" places that were flooded when the ice melted over the past 10,000 years that might have been passed down in legend.
Posted by: crosspatch || 02/20/2009 13:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Sometimes rock faults occur on straight lines. Geologically this is probably interesting but it's not Atlantis. Plato made Atlantis up. There is no mention of it prior to Plato, he was not an explorer.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/20/2009 13:10 Comments || Top||

#5  It's too deep to be Atlantis.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/20/2009 13:14 Comments || Top||

#6  We'll find out what it is, when the stars are right.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/20/2009 13:15 Comments || Top||

#7  I always wondered where the elves went when they left Middle-Earth.

The directions were , they sailed west?
so Middle earth is somewhere in Africa?
Posted by: Rednek Jim || 02/20/2009 13:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Found on Google Ocean did you say?

Sure it isn't a hoax?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/20/2009 13:34 Comments || Top||

#9  Which carrier has the best fares from Atlanta?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/20/2009 13:47 Comments || Top||

#10  In the article it said those straight lines are the tracks the ships used to take the bottom sonar scans. The rest of the image are blank sections where no sonar data exists.
Posted by: ed || 02/20/2009 13:50 Comments || Top||

#11  I did a paper back in the Stone Age college about Atlantis.

The evidence at the time pointed to the Greek island of Thera (now a volcanic caldera, IIRC).

Haven't followed it much since, but I doubt this is it....
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 02/20/2009 14:06 Comments || Top||

#12  It would be interesting if some "geo" specialist could come up with a theory that would explain how the surface could drop 3+ miles and the ocean rise 1/2 mile. That must have been a heck of an ice age combined with a REALLY major tectonic shift. To be determined....
Posted by: tipover || 02/20/2009 15:57 Comments || Top||

#13  #12 It would be interesting if some "geo" specialist could come up with a theory that would explain

Al Gore, will Mr. Al Gore please report to the lost and found desk. Mr. Al Gore.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/20/2009 16:05 Comments || Top||

#14  During the last ice age that ended about 12K years ago, sea levels were about 400 feet lower than they are now. This would have made areas that are now small islands much larger islands or completely contiguous land masses and it was that way for about 100 thousand years until the ice melted. At that point the oceans rose at an extremely fast rate and could have flooded entire civilizations in the space of a person's lifetime.

Alert the media, victims of global warming/climate change. Its all Bush's fault
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 02/20/2009 17:22 Comments || Top||

#15  Darth :
So where is the alien spaceship?

Right Here -
Alien Spaceship?
Posted by: BigEd || 02/20/2009 19:06 Comments || Top||

Human Flying Squirrels
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 02/20/2009 04:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Talk about a slam dunk for St. Darwin.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/20/2009 9:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Insane. But pretty awesome. Why don't we ever see them land?
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/20/2009 10:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Looks like a Warren Miller production. Those guys are amazing. Insane, of course, but amazing nonetheless ...
Posted by: Steve White || 02/20/2009 11:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Where's my 12ga? It's Squirrel season!!!!!
Posted by: AlanC || 02/20/2009 11:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't stop here! This is bat country!
Posted by: Mitch H. || 02/20/2009 12:32 Comments || Top||

#6  That looks like an asolute blast.
Posted by: Rednek Jim || 02/20/2009 13:39 Comments || Top||

#7  What kind of a load would you use on squirrels THAT size, Alanc?

Ima thinking nothing less than double-o-buck 3" mags would do.
Posted by: no mo uro || 02/20/2009 16:40 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Argentina orders Holocaust-denying bishop out
The traditionalist bishop whose denials of the Holocaust embarrassed the Vatican was ordered Thursday to leave Argentina within 10 days. The Interior Ministry said it had ordered Richard Williamson out of Argentina because he had failed to declare his true job as director of a seminary on immigration forms and because his comments on the Holocaust "profoundly insult Argentine society, the Jewish community and all of humanity by denying a historic truth."

Williamson's views created an uproar last month when Pope Benedict XVI lifted his excommunication and that of three other bishops consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre as part of a process meant to heal a rift with ultraconservatives. The flap led the Vatican to demand that the British clergyman recant before he can be admitted as a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. It also prompted the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Lefebvre, to dismiss Williamson as director of the La Reja seminary in Argentina and to distance itself from his views.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Vatican had no comment on the Argentine action.

Although Williamson has been in Argentina since 2003, the government's secretary for religious affairs, Guillermo Oliveri, said immigration officials only realized he had made an undeclared change of jobs when the controversy hit the press. But Oliveri made clear the Holocaust uproar played a key part: "I absolutely agree with the expulsion of a man residing in our country following his statements (denying) one of the greatest human tragedies."
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#1  Wow, my respect for Argentina just went up a couple notches.
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 02/20/2009 4:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Williamson looks like the kind of person who could use some fun.
Posted by: Elmusotle Protector of the Bunions8790 || 02/20/2009 19:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Good job, Argentina. Now, if my Catholic Church would strip this idjit of his position.....
Posted by: Frank G || 02/20/2009 20:18 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Jury acquits defendants in Politkovskaya murder
A Moscow jury has acquitted three men charged in the killing of journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya.

Thursday's not guilty verdicts are an embarrassing defeat for prosecutors in a trial compromised from the start by the absence of the suspected gunmanand any alleged mastermind.

Defendants Dzhabrail and Ibragim Makhmudov and a former police officer, Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, were accused of helping organize and arrange Politkovskaya's contract-style killing in 2006. They were charged with murder and could have been imprisoned for life if convicted.

Politkovskaya's probes into atrocities in Chechnya and abuses by Russian authorities angered the Kremlin. Her killing underscored the risks run by journalists and government critics in Russia.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Okay, boys! The drinks are on me!
Posted by: Vlad || 02/20/2009 9:48 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Saudi scholar warns alcohol in bio fuel is a sin
A prominent Saudi scholar warned youths studying abroad of using ethanol or other fuel that contains alcohol in their cars since they could be committing a sin, local press reported Thursday.

Sheikh Mohamed Al-Najimi, member of the Saudi Islamic Jurisprudence Academy, based his statement on a saying by the prophet that prohibited all kinds of dealings with alcohol including buying, selling, carrying, serving, drinking, and manufacturing, the Saudi newspaper Shams reported Thursday.

Saudi and Muslim youth studying abroad would violate the prohibition if they used bio fuel, he said, since it "is basically made up of alcohol."

Majimi stressed that his statement should not be considered an official fatwa, but is rather a personal opinion. He noted that this is an important issue that needs to be studied by the relevant religious bodies.

Bio fuel is becoming increasingly popular in the West for its relatively low price and as an environmentally-friendly source of energy.. In the past few years, millions of organic-fuel cars have been manufactured in Europe, the United States, Brazil, China, and India.

Bio fuel is derived from recently dead biological material. Bio fuel is manufactured by growing plants that are high in sugar, like sugar cane or sugar beet, or high in starch, like maize. The sugar or starch is then converted into cellular energy by using yeast fermentation to produce ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, which is also found in alcoholic beverages.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's just the stupidest thing I've head this morning.
Posted by: Omolugum Prince of the Platypi2692 || 02/20/2009 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  If it competes with oil and cuts into soddy profits it must be a sin.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/20/2009 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  I find it very unlikely that the "prophet" had anything at all to say about the internal combustion engine.
Posted by: mojo || 02/20/2009 12:42 Comments || Top||

#4  That's gonna bite him in the butt, now he must walk everywhere, and cannot eat anything delivered by motor vehicle. (Which is damn near everything)

He's fucked himself.
Posted by: Rednek Jim || 02/20/2009 17:42 Comments || Top||

#5  But, Jim, when it is written, that all alcohol is bad, and there is a super special secret Imam hiding in a cave waiting for 1400 to emerge, and the sheik needs to seek advice, or make stuff up as he goes along, then matters can get complicated for Sheikh al-Najimi!

Which reminds me... I have a sixpack of Newcastle Brown Ale in the fridge. Excuse me for a moment...
Posted by: BigEd || 02/20/2009 19:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Sinner!
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/20/2009 19:19 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Breaking: Revolution Over, NYU Cafeteria Liberated, Hippies Arrested!
Followup, see below.
So much for the revolution.

Security guards on Friday dragged the last of the renegade New York University students out of a campus cafeteria where they had been holed up in protest for three days.

"Solidarity! Solidarity!" the fist-pumping rebels yelled as they were ousted from the Kimmel Center.

Four students tried to flee a balcony after campus cops breached their barricade. Others were physically removed - and unceremoniously dumped outside.

"He picked me up by the shoulders and dragged me through the door," complained protest organizer Farah Khimji, a 20-year-old sophomore. "I was physically subdued. I was thrown to the ground."
Wah, wah! How dare they resist our coercion!
The rest of the two dozen or so protesting students left like lambs, and were greeted outside with cheers by supporters like 21-year-old senior, Clara Green. "We're not going to take it any more," Green yelled. "This is our university. We should be allowed to stay. This is unfair and unjust."
It would appear that she is in favor of the nuts running the asylum.
Many of the other NYU students who stopped to watch the revolt fizzle said they still didn't know what the rebels were trying to accomplish.

"They're requesting so many different things," said Ryan Jacobson, a 19-year-old freshman. "None of it actually seems doable."

Senior NYU vice-president Lynne Brown said that whatever it was, the protesters didn't get it.
"We've seen this crap before. We're not a bunch of 1930s communist youth league grads like the 60s administrators."
NYU did not "bend" to student demands and all the malcontents are banned from all NYU buildings - including the dorms - until their expulsion hearings, Brown said. "This was an inappropriate forum for protests."

The writing was on the wall at 10 a.m. when four student negotiators went up to the sixth floor of the building to talk with NYU officials - and were ambushed by campus cops.
Ambushed? This is almost too good to be true. It could only hve been better if the cops had been on horseback, wearing cossack fur hats, and waving sabers.
After that, campus security tore down the barricades barring the entrance to the third floor cafeteria and started evicting the Take Back NYU! Coalition protesters.

When the group took over the cafeteria, their stated cause was a demand for greater transparency in the NYU budget. Then came talking points in which the protestors also demanded scholarships for Palestinian students - and for supplies to be donated to the Islamic University of Gaza.
Naturally, probably hoping to get some sympathetic oil-tick to bankroll their drug buys education.
NYU officials gave them until 1 a.m. Friday to clear out. Some of the students left; some stayed. And about half an hour after the deadline passed, a fight broke out between some of the students and the law.

"We were peacefully demonstrating our right of free speech, then the police just had to lay it down," said an NYU sophomore who asked not to be identified.

Students said baton-waving police beat up about a dozen students. The NYPD denied the claim and NYU officials said at least one security guard was hurt in the tussle.

Two people were arrested. Alex Deschamps, 21, was charged with unlawful assembly, inciting a riot, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration. Jonah Calhoun, 21, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon - a small folding knife.
Make my day, punk.

They also wanted scholarships for Palestinian students and NYU loot to help re-build the terrorist arsenal/university that was bombed out in Gaza.
Posted by: Atomic Conspiracy || 02/20/2009 17:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help! I'm being repressed!"
Posted by: SteveS || 02/20/2009 18:08 Comments || Top||

#2  They have a first amendment right to say anything they want. They do not have a right to occupy private property that they do not own.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/20/2009 18:23 Comments || Top||

#3  "Deja vous all over again."

Re-living the 60's? Seems to be a Democrat thingee.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/20/2009 18:27 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm disappointed no baton-noggin thonking happened. Might beat a little sense into these simpletons. Expulsion will do wonders for their self-esteem. I only feel bad for the one or two guys who were only there "for the hippie p*ssy"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/20/2009 18:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Where did "freedom of speech" turn into "entitlement to be listened to"?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles the flatulent || 02/20/2009 18:44 Comments || Top||

Playing 60's at NYU
The whole world ain't watching! The whole world ain't watching!
Cops clashed early Friday with a band of renegade New York University student protestors and a crowd who came out to support their list of demands. About two dozen members of the Take Back NYU! Coalition have been holed up inside a campus cafeteria since Wednesday night. And despite threats of expulsion and arrest if they didn't leave the building by 1 a.m. Friday, they still hadn't budged. "We're trying to take back our school," one student told the Daily News.
Sorry, kids, but you don't own the school...
The group wants greater transparency in the university's budget, scholarships for students from Palestine and for surplus supplies to be donated to the Islamic university in Gaza, according to a list of talking points the group handed out to demonstrators.
I'd love to see that list. I'll bet it'd bring back memories...
They have surplus ammo at NYU to donate?
As the 1 a.m. deadline drew near, tensions mounted between students and cops. "Everyone was pretty chill, but some people got out of hand, and that's when problems started," said freshman Brooke Lieberwitz, 18, who majors in tourism.
Time to go, children. Playtime's over.
By 1:30 a.m., it was on.
NYPD cops must be getting liberal. They gave them an extra half hour...
"We were peacefully demonstrating our right of free speech, then the police just had to lay it down, lay hands on us," said an NYU sophomore who asked not to be identified. "That isn't right. That's when things got out of control."
Time to go, hippies...
Police officials said the problems began when students failed to obey reasonable commands.
I say again, Time to go hippies. The 60's are over...
"Batons started flying," the sophomore said. "At least a dozen people got injured. This is a clear case of police brutality."
Heh heh heh. Granny and gramps probably never told them what it was like to take a nightstick upside the head. Probably just told them about Peace and Love and good weed...
Officials couldn't immediately confirm whether anyone was injured.
Let's hope so...
A student identified by fellow protestors as Alex Deschuamps was carted from the scene in a police car after climbing a 'No Parking' sign. Charges against Deschuamps are pending.
Death to facist "No Parking" signs!
'Carted' from the scene? That sounds painful .. and hopeful ...
A list of the students' demands begins: "We, the students of NYU, declare an occupation of this space. This occupation is the culmination of a two year campaign by the Take Back NYU! Coalition, and of campaigns from years in whose footsteps we follow."
Right arm! Power to the purple, man!
That's "Right on and power to the people", Moonbeam.
It is?

Student support for the protestors and their cause was far from universal."It's ridiculous," said Mitchell Goulding, 18, who works for the school newspaper. "Everyone was with them if they were focusing on budgetary disclosure, but somehow Gaza got involved, and 20 other demands, and they lost people." Goulding didn't bite his tongue."The general consensus right now among the student body is that they are a bunch of idiots," he said.
There may be hope yet...
Gaza always gets thrown in, because the student Paleo symps, the ISM and the other leftie organizations always throw it in. It's part of their mantra and it's how they do 'coalition' building, by getting every wacko group on campus to come in with them.
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#1  In the immortal words of Chief Wiggum, "it's time for an old-fashioned hippie ass-whomping!"
Posted by: gromky || 02/20/2009 11:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Nothing stops these clowns from using their own money and resources or working to create that money and resources to do as they see fit. No, they just want to rip off someone else's labor, skill, and time to redistribute. They should run for office as Donks then, call it a ME Stimulus Package.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/20/2009 11:22 Comments || Top||

#3  said freshman Brooke Lieberwitz, 18, who majors in tourism.

And could there be a more concise example of why American higher education is so f**ked up?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/20/2009 11:27 Comments || Top||

#4  "We're trying to take back our school,"

I beleive this person is mistaken. The school is, was and will be the taxpayer's. It was never "yours" to begin with, and thus can never be "retaken", but taken. That means stealing. Which means you are nothing more than common thieves attempting to take what does not belong to you. You should be justly treated as such.
Posted by: Lagom || 02/20/2009 11:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Think Ms. Lieberwitz is aware of the fact that the all the cool kids at the Islamic university in Gaza would probably gleefully dance over her dead body if they had the chance?
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/20/2009 11:37 Comments || Top||

#6  ...occupation is the culmination of a two year campaign by the Take Back NYU! Coalition

So the occupation of a cafeteria represents the culmination of a two year campaign. That sounds about right left.
Posted by: charger || 02/20/2009 11:51 Comments || Top||

#7  I say we donate our surplus students to the Islamic University in Gaza. Starting with this bunch of nitwits.

I mean majoring in Tourism? What the f-k is that? Is that like majoring in cathousing?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/20/2009 12:06 Comments || Top||

#8  The school is, was and will be the taxpayer's.

I believe that NYU is a private school. I suspect that many alums would have issues with supporting palestinians.

"Taking back" the school implies that they "had" the school at some point.

budgetary disclosure Sounds like tuition is going up.
Posted by: DoDo || 02/20/2009 12:17 Comments || Top||

#9  The editor of the school paper, Gould, "The general consensus right now among the student body is that they are a bunch of idiots," he said.
Posted by: Beavis || 02/20/2009 12:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Brooke Lieberwitz? I thought she was killed in the kiln explosion? Maybe she was only in a coma for the last 46 years. Man, that is so neat! All they needed now is 10,000 marbles and the Deathmobile!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/20/2009 12:58 Comments || Top||

#11  I was gonna call her Fawn Lieberwitz, but I didn't know how many people would get the joke...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/20/2009 13:01 Comments || Top||

#12  "Fawn used to touch me like that."
"I know, she told me."
Posted by: Steve White || 02/20/2009 13:43 Comments || Top||

#13  Play 'em some old Humble Pie at top volume. I suggest "Thirty Days In The Hole"...
Posted by: mojo || 02/20/2009 18:05 Comments || Top||

#14  Kids, here is some free advice: if you want to "take back NYU", you need to graduate, get a REALLY good job, make LOTS of money, donate it to your alma mater, and get elected to the board of directors. You can also use the money you inherit from Mommy and Daddy.
Unfortunately, such a plan will take many years - possibly your whole life. And by the time you accomplish it, I'll bet that your priorities and views will have changed quite a bit. You'll probably look back and think "what a moron I was back then".
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/20/2009 18:37 Comments || Top||

Colgate ROTC Re-emerges
ROTC program, banned since Vietnam, restarts at Colgate University. Local paper, local news, but it's one nice baby step to see.
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#1  Great News.
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