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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Peeping woman foils armed robbery
Suggested soundtrack: Fate in a Pleasant Mood.
[TOI] BANGALORE: A neighbourhood woman peeping into your house may not be all that bad a proposition. M Indiramma, a homemaker from Nandini Layout, North Bangalore, realized this after a neighbour peeping through her window ended up saving her from the clutches of a pair of knifewielding robbers on Wednesday evening.

Indiramma, 40, resident of Coolienagar, near BHEL Circle, Nandini Layout, was alone at home when two men barged into her house through the door that was kept ajar. The men were wielding knives and charged menacingly at the woman.

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Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1123 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Abner..!
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/05/2014 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Teach them right for getting their hands on her gold mangalsutra...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/05/2014 12:54 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Nuns in Spain Red-Faced after Missing Call from Pope
[An Nahar] A group of nuns in Spain got a New Year surprise when they checked their answerphone machine to discover they had missed a call from the Pope, who left a message asking why they didn't pick up.

"What can the nuns be doing that stops them answering the phone?" said Pope Francis, chuckling, in the message he left on New Year's Eve for the Barefoot Carmelites of Lucena, aired on Spanish radio on Friday.
They've already slept through the Last Clarinet.
"This is Pope Francis," he went on. "I wanted to give you New Year's greetings. I'll see if I can reach you later. God bless you."
"Who is this really?"
The prioress of the convent, Sister Adriana, told COPE radio station she and the four other nuns were not listening for the phone because they were busy at their midday prayers.

She said the Pope was an old friend of some of the nuns in their group, who, like him, come from Argentina.

They now run the convent in a working class suburb of Lucena, a town near Cordoba in southern Spain.

"When my duties allowed me to go to the phone, I literally wanted to die" on hearing the missed message, Adriana said.

"I took down the message and passed it on to the other nuns. We told ourselves we had just been fulfilling our duty of prayer. We never thought the Pope would remember us."

She frantically called a bishop and other contacts to try and return the call to the Vatican, without success, but Francis called back and managed to talk to the nuns in the evening.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "...is your refrigerator running..?"
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/05/2014 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Why yes, Prince Albert is after it again.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/05/2014 14:20 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Teens In Muslim Garb Try, Fail To Rob Gun Shop
[PhillyNews] MOST TEENAGERS do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb.

Galiano is the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Delaware County. There is a giant gun-shaped sign on the roof. Inside, Galiano is surrounded by guns, including the .45-caliber pistol on his hip. Can't miss it.

And the cop shoppe is just around the corner from the shop.

Despite these conspicuous crime deterrents, two teenagers nonetheless decided to throw on burqas and pull a silver handgun on Galiano about 1:40 p.m. yesterday in a botched attempt to stick him up, police said.
This is why sensible societies ban face coverings...
"They had the whole-body Moslem garb," Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams said. "They came in with the gun and pointed it for a holdup."

Galiano, faced with the incongruous image of a male dressed in female Moslem garb waving a gun around, decided to make use of one of the many firearms at his disposal.

"It doesn't make any sense," Adams said of the attempted robbery. "He carries a gun and it's right out there in the open. He pulled it out and shot."

Cops say Galiano fired one shot at the teens, ages 15 and 17. Neither was struck, but the .45-caliber blast apparently made them see the error of their ways. They ran from the store.

One of the teens hopped onto the SEPTA Route 114 bus toward Chester and tried unsuccessfully to hide in the back. Police apprehended him and found the silver handgun on the floor of the bus.

The other teen was tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
behind a trolley stop, covered in mud and sweating profusely. Police say they recovered the burqas, a backpack with duct tape and other evidence between the Suburban Armory and the trolley stop.

Adams said he is not identifying the teens because of their ages. Their parents were called to the station. Pending charges include robbery, possession of an instrument of crime, reckless endangerment and drug possession.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [383 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wonder where they picked up the olde boyinaburqa trick? Probably voracious readers of Rantburg and got an evil idea.

No... wait...
Posted by: Shipman || 01/05/2014 5:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Pending charges include robbery, possession of an instrument of crime, reckless endangerment....

....and public defecation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Very weird. A couple years ago two idiots in muzz garb would come to gun shows in western PA and walk around striking poses and smirking. Eventually they were refused admittance to the shows. Any connection? I wonder...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/05/2014 8:07 Comments || Top||

#4  I'd give the story a thumbs up for the Idiots of the Day award. This Dumb and Dumber duo never even got to the duct tape stage of their so-called failed plan. Moral of the story? Galiano should spend a little more time at the range to sharpen up his aim.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/05/2014 9:24 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Heavy gunfire reported in South Sudan capital
[Al Ahram] Heavy gunfire broke out in South Sudan's capital Saturday, an AFP correspondent said, ending days of relative calm in Juba despite the raging three-week long conflict in the troubled country.

Explosions from reported artillery fire as well as the constant rattle of automatic weapons were heard in Juba's key government district, where most ministries, the presidential palace and the parliament are located.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Subsaharan
Madagascar: Election Results Released
A former finance minister, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, won Madagascar’s first presidential election since a coup in 2009, but his closest rival said the vote had been rigged, raising concerns the nation could remain mired in political turmoil.
Hey, careful with that feather! You almost knocked me over!
The electoral commission said Friday that Mr. Rajaonarimampianina, the candidate backed by the departing president, who took power nearly five years ago, won 53.5 percent of the Dec. 20 vote. His opponent, Jean Louis Robinson, who ended up with 46.5 percent, has demanded a recount. Mr. Robinson’s camp has filed almost 300 complaints to the electoral court, which has to rule on the commission’s provisional result by Jan. 19.

If Mr. Rajaonarimampianina, above, is officially declared the winner, he will be the head of state with the longest family name, at 19 letters, according to a survey by the British newspaper The Guardian. His full name is Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

Coverage undetermined, frustrated patients walk out of Virginia hospitals
[Daily Mail] And so it begins.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [679 views] Top|| File under:

#1  1st Virginia, only 56 States of America to go !

Posted by: George Alowishus Hatrack III || 01/05/2014 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Who needs 'death panels' when the byzantine nature of bureaucracies can do it naturally.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/05/2014 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  You know who they will blame, the medical community.
Posted by: Dale || 01/05/2014 8:37 Comments || Top||

#4  ...feature, not bug...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/05/2014 10:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Whatever happened to "First do no harm . . ." or is that just a quaint little old adage?
Posted by: warthogswife || 01/05/2014 12:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Whatever happened to "First do no harm . . ." or is that just a quaint little old adage?

That oath doesn't apply to the bureaucrats and administrators (Michelle Obama was one remember) who are now in charge of your health care decisions.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/05/2014 12:50 Comments || Top||

#7  "one-third of new enrollees' applications had problems when the government transmited them to insurance companies"

bottom line: Even if you do everything right, you could still be without coverage due to the incompetence of the Obama administration.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 01/05/2014 12:52 Comments || Top||

#8  As designed.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/05/2014 12:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Hahaha. Read btwn the lines.

'The people in there told me that since I didn't have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of thhttp://rantburg.com/comments.php?D=2014-01-05&ID=382986&HC=3&SO=#e x-ray,' Galvez said, her young daughter in tow. 'It's not fair – you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.'

It's not fair. Sheep says what,

"You mean it's not free? I signed up... Where's my ObamaCare."

Expect more stupid in the next month as people find out the meaning of Affordable Health Care.

Posted by: mossomo || 01/05/2014 19:48 Comments || Top||

#10  You thought healthcare was expensive before?

Wait until you find out how much it will cost not that it's "affordable."
Posted by: Barbara || 01/05/2014 21:05 Comments || Top||

#11  Working as designed. Left will blame insurance companies, note their participation in lobbying Congress (while conveniently ignoring it was lefties libs they were lobbying), lay the wholeness on the free market, and then push for "single payer".
Posted by: OldSpook || 01/05/2014 23:17 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Pope calls for fresh Church approach to children of gay, divorced parents
[Al Ahram] Pope Francis has called for a rethink in the way the Catholic Church deals with the children of gay couples and divorced parents, warning against "administering a vaccine against faith".

"On an educational level, gay unions raise challenges for us today which for us are sometimes difficult to understand," Francis said in a speech to the Catholic Union of Superiors General in November, extracts of which were published on Italian media websites on Saturday.

"The number of children in schools whose parents have separated is very high," he said, adding that family make-ups were also changing.

"I remember a case in which a sad little girl confessed to her teacher: 'my mother's girlfriend doesn't love me'," he was quoted as saying.

The pontiff said educational leaders should ask themselves "how can we proclaim Christ to a generation that is changing?"

"We must be careful not to administer a vaccine against faith to them," the 77-year-old added.

Though the Church has often been in conflict with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community over its opposition to same-sex marriage and to homosexuality, Francis has drawn praise for attempts to be inclusive.

In July he reached out to gays, declaring that "if someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?"

And in December, the Advocate magazine -- dedicated to the gay and lesbian community -- chose the head of the Catholic Church as the "single most influential person of 2013 on the lives of LGBT people."

The reform-minded pontiff has also called an extraordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops next year to discuss the Church's position with regard to the family, which is expected to address among other issues the problem of divorcees remarrying and children of divorced parents.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:

Science & Technology
Study: Dogs Relieve Themselves In-Line With Earth's Magnetic Field
Urinating males have a slightly different preference to orient their body axis than urinating females (cf. Figure 3); this could be caused by leg lifting during urination in males. Indications of different directional tendencies depending on which leg (left or right) is lifted are currently under study.
Well, I can't say, "Your tax dollar at work", it's a Russian paper.
Very useful if one is lost in the woods, has lost his compass but acquired a dog.
Posted by: KBK || 01/05/2014 13:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [621 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sure as hell they don't line up with Sirius.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/05/2014 14:27 Comments || Top||

#2  So the moss grows on the north side of the tree and the dog pees on either the west or east ( lifted leg dependent)so does that mean only the south side is OK to rest against....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/05/2014 15:11 Comments || Top||

#3  A view, after the dog has relieved himself, and is alined with the Earth's Magnetic Field

Posted by: Skunky Angosh Jr. || 01/05/2014 15:22 Comments || Top||

#4  ...sounds like you are going to need you "Lucky Coin" to interpret the observation...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/05/2014 15:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Pretty fair ballistics. Perhaps I'm holding my tail wrong.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 15:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Examination of 70 dogs over two years – including 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations – revealed that dogs who were not leashed or influenced in movement were naturally inclined to relieve themselves in “axial orientation” with the earth’s magnetic field.

Which is in contrast to the excessively overcompensated canine behavioral researchers, who exhibited an innate and profound instinctual propensity for habitually and incessantly urinating into the prevailing direction of the wind.
Posted by: junkiron || 01/05/2014 17:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Funny but I thought dogs pi$$ed and $hit where other animals and dogs already have. Have had a lot of dogs and pretty certain they don't get lined up magnetically. I'll check with my expert, dog Gertrude and get back with you.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/05/2014 18:35 Comments || Top||

#8  I just glanced at the paper, and didn't check all that statistical params that might suggest B.S or not. However, perhaps it is the dog turds and not the doggies that align themselves with the geomagnetic field. Then, in the same way that it is easier to ride a horse in the direction it's going, perhaps it is easier to pinch a geomagnetic loaf when aligned with the field.

You could check this hypothesis by collecting a large number of dog turds and suspend them from a thread, looking for magnetic alignment.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/05/2014 23:22 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Five economic reforms millennials should be fighting for.
[Rolling Stone Magazine] 1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody. 2. Social Security for All. 3. Take Back The Land. 4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody. 5. A Public Bank in Every State.
Hasn't this been tried before ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 07:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [655 views] Top|| File under:

#1  linkbait to try and stir up interest in a failing rag. Just like the "rockstar" cover pose of Joker - Speedbump's brother
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2014 11:26 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 11:27 Comments || Top||

#3  The libral-emote (can't call it a thought).
Want guaranteed work, yet want to punish people for working, employing or investing in creating new jobs....

Wonder why it fails?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/05/2014 12:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Five economic reforms millennials should be fighting will fall for (fixed the headline)

Why, because millennials fell for this guy TWICE

Posted by: George Alowishus Hatrack III || 01/05/2014 13:17 Comments || Top||

#5  I like my own version - and if you like it, copy and post elsewhere.
Link here -

Posted by: Sgt. Mom || 01/05/2014 13:52 Comments || Top||

#6  The 60s called, they want their failed agendas back.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/05/2014 14:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Umm, P2K, that's the 1860s.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/05/2014 14:20 Comments || Top||

#8  And Every Man a King!
Posted by: Shipman || 01/05/2014 14:23 Comments || Top||

#9  This explains a lot. Would you be surprised Rolling Stone employs a hipster communist?

C&P from the RS author's Twitter profile. Here's his twitter: @JAMyerson

Jesse A. Myerson @JAMyerson

Co-host, @dis_con. Communications gun for hire. Uptown supremacist, pumping breaks like I'm skidding in a jalopy. #FULLCOMMUNISM


From his website:

We are living the extinction of official socialism. When the opposition loses its politics, it must root in art.

Can I steal this and call it my Hollywood Theorem?
Posted by: mossomo || 01/05/2014 19:32 Comments || Top||

#10  And Every Man a King!

Only if he has a walled-in acre and a flock of sheep.

Posted by: Pappy || 01/05/2014 21:43 Comments || Top||

Melissa-Harris Perry Cries During On-Air Apology to Romney Family
[NEWSBUSTERS.ORG] She's one of those MSNBC hacks, with eleven or twelve viewers and a bucket of vitriol.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1519 views] Top|| File under:

#1  what about the three or four 'comedians' who clearly meant to be insulting and malicious

for that matter, what about MSNBC who put up insulting and malicious segments at least a few times each week
Posted by: lord garth || 01/05/2014 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  No thanks Ms. Perry. I cannot accept your carefully crafted apology, and neither should anyone else. The segment setup was flawed from the beginning. Had the photograph not included the Romney's adopted African American baby [Kieran Romney], it would never had ran. Baby Kieran was the central theme and MSNBC's cruel humor. Sickening but hardly surprising.

Dr. Darron Smith's response in the Huffpo explains the motivation and gut feeling more succinctly. [look for Dr. Smith's not so cleverly disguised theme]


Excerpt: The reality is that transracially adopted children often struggle with feelings of isolation growing up in predominately white settings, and it's likely that Kieran Romney will be no exception. Who better to introduce this topic than Harris-Perry herself, who was raised as a biracial child in a "large white Mormon family"? As Americans, we no longer have the luxury to remain blind to race difference, unmoved by transformative conversations to improve the current conditions of inequality that exist in a divided society.

Opening a dialogue about race is not racist. But silencing the voices of Blacks by discounting their feelings regarding the very topic that has oppressed them for over 350 years is the very definition of racial oppression. Instead of an apology, Melissa Harris-Perry should be encouraged to engage her audience on a much larger scale regarding racial matters.

Dr. Darron Smith, an African-American Latter-day Saint and co-editor of Black and Mormon, published in 2004 by University of Illinois Press. He is also co-author of White Parents Black Children: Experiencing Transracial Adoption. Dr. Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Bottom line: No amount of privilege, goodwill, Affirmative Action, or Godly intent will erase the victim mentality. Victim mentality is essentially the 'third leg' of the entitlement equation (Black + Poor + Victim = Entitlement). Without it, the entire entitlement and disparity based social justice argument collapses.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 3:04 Comments || Top||

#3  What is Kieran Romney that MelissaDashHarris Perry isn't? Yep, rich and from a good family.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/05/2014 5:44 Comments || Top||

#4  You could fill in the word "black" with "woman" or "gay" or "Muslim" any of another fifteen self described victim categories, Besoeker, and the equation holds.

The root problem is that as the government has grown, and government compensation disconnected from actual productivity became not only tolerated but desirable, people sought to become "victims" rather than survivors, take away the government funding for victim status and this problem pretty much evaporates.
Posted by: no mo uro || 01/05/2014 6:49 Comments || Top||

#5  I definitely agree NMU. However, I believe the enterprise began with blacks, and the 'War on Poverty' etc.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 7:28 Comments || Top||

#6  ...though the kernel of it may be ultimately found in the heritage of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (which includes a long 'tradition' of patronage and corruption back to the early 19th Century).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/05/2014 8:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Greatest good for the greatest number went out the window a long time ago for the progressives. The "message," the "narrative" and the "process" trump all now. If promoting any of those three involves artificially induced suffering, that's a feature, not a bug...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/05/2014 9:19 Comments || Top||

#8  ...MSNBC more closely resembles a floundering post-talent SNL than a news organization...

Blacks began drifting Dem w/ FDR (economics), accelerated w/ Truman (segregation) and attained current numbers during JFK / LBJ (..."I’ll have them n****rs voting Democratic for the next two hundred years.”...). Tribalism (...racism?...nah, can't be.../sarc) gave us Zero.

Encouragingly, there appears to be some black participation towards Conservative principles, but seeing any on MSNBC is as rare as the steak I didn't have last night...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/05/2014 10:23 Comments || Top||

#9  ...I identify with that picture and I intended to say positive and celebratory things about it, but whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive.

Yeah right. Don’t worry sweetie, you’re no worse than your colleagues. But just apologize, admit your attempt at humor flubbed and move on. Me thinks Ms. Harris-Perry was weeping because she was exposed as just another hypocritical grievance hustler.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 01/05/2014 12:00 Comments || Top||

#10  That's Ms. Harris-Perry-Tampon.

She's crying because she got called on it and royally and publicly reamed - and by the likes of CNN at that. I mean how bad to you have to be to have CNN call you on it?

My guess is that she was given a choice of developing a tear or two on national TV or be shown the door.

She claims she was largely brought up on a 'all-white' family. I wonder how her adoptive parents feel about her performance.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/05/2014 12:11 Comments || Top||

#11  more about MHP's apology, family, other crap
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2014 12:20 Comments || Top||

#12  Then there's this:

[A} few minutes after the host’s emotional apology for a racially-charged segment on last week’s show... The panelists are discussing populist sentiment in America as part of a discussion about the election of Bill de Blasio in NYC. The discussion spans a commercial break, and in the second half, Katrina Vanden Heuvel is addressing the idea that Republican populism has been successful in stirring up emotion and movement based on a message of lower taxes and limited government. Vanden Heuvel essentially says that yes, the right has been successful, but because "racist":

“But I do think the right-wing populism of the tea party not only became so on obsessed with an anti-government meme, but let’s be honest. there is a race … racism threaded through the right-wing populism, I mean which is not unusual to American right-wing populism, that has not allowed for coalitions that could be built on behalf of working people in this country against the most powerful interests.”

Host Harris-Perry quickly steers the conversation, suggesting that rather than focus on the contemporary Republican party, they look back at populism historically. She says that in the past it was more obvious and accepted and “in fact was in the Democratic party, right, where it was happening at that time.”

Later in the segment, New York Post editorial writer Robert George suggests that racism played its part in part in both right wing and left wing populism, even calling out the unions, but Vanden Heuvel will have none of it.

“Not today though,” she insists. “Not today.”
Posted by: Pappy || 01/05/2014 13:10 Comments || Top||

#13  Ms. Perry has always been abrasive, annoying, and strident--a Progressive all the way.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/05/2014 17:07 Comments || Top||

Earth May Have Dark Matter Disc
Posted by: Grunter || 01/05/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, but is the disc MACHOS or WIMPS ?

Posted by: George Alowishus Hatrack III || 01/05/2014 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  or axions - although, iiuc, they would be more likely to form a ring than a disc
Posted by: lord garth || 01/05/2014 2:44 Comments || Top||


As you will hear in my upcoming State of the Union, DMD is a challenge we can solve together. It will not be easy, but we must lay aside our differences and pull together to achieve this common goal.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/05/2014 3:16 Comments || Top||

#4  You sure this isn't the effect of Al Gore circumnavigating the globe selling carbon credits?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/05/2014 8:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Isn't that science settled yet?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/05/2014 11:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Hm, a disk rather than a halo - that implies entities with mass and angular momentum moving below escape velocity. And which don't interact with the electromagnetic force or the solar wind.
Posted by: KBK || 01/05/2014 13:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Like that guy said, there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy, biatches.

KBK makes interesting points in #6.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/05/2014 14:35 Comments || Top||

#8  if it was a halo, they'd call it "The Obama Ring"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2014 14:44 Comments || Top||

#9  if it was a halo, they'd call it "The Obama Ring"

I dunno Frank; equating a dark eing to Bambi sounds faintly racist
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/05/2014 15:14 Comments || Top||

#10  'eing' = 'ring'
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/05/2014 15:15 Comments || Top||

#11  Sniff, sniff, and to think it only took 30 years to discover it.

Welcome back to the future of the 1980's.

Call me when Subway brings back its "Buy-one-get-one-Free" promo.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/05/2014 19:14 Comments || Top||

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2014-01-05
  Fallujah residents flee, fearing major battle
Sat 2014-01-04
  Majid al-Majid pegs out in custody
Fri 2014-01-03
  Qaeda militants control parts of Iraq
Thu 2014-01-02
  Syria misses United Nations deadline
Wed 2014-01-01
  Leb Army Arrests Abdullah Azzam Brigades Chief
Tue 2013-12-31
  Shamsher Mobin and 250 others arrested
Mon 2013-12-30
  Reports: Second Blast In Russian City Kills 10 On Trolleybus
Sun 2013-12-29
  Breaking: Terrorist bombing Russian train statiion kills 18.
Sat 2013-12-28
  10 Dead In Army Shelling Of Funeral Tent In South Yemen
Fri 2013-12-27
  Egypt Orders 18 Brotherhood Members Held on Terror Charges
Thu 2013-12-26
  French Tanks Deploy at Bangui Airport amid Heavy Gunfire
Wed 2013-12-25
  70 killed as troops, Boko Haram clashes in Nigeria
Tue 2013-12-24
  Turbans attack Iraq TV channel HQ
Mon 2013-12-23
  New Air Strikes on Aleppo Kill Dozens, Schoolchildren among 8 Dead in Homs
Sun 2013-12-22
  Alabama men convicted on terrorism charges get 15-year prison terms

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