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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Today's Idiot
Stomach pains rumble thief's loot hideaway

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German thief who swallowed a ring he had stolen was betrayed by his own body when he suffered stomach pains during police interrogation. He was taken to hospital where an x-ray revealed the hidden loot.
Classic guilt pains.
Off-duty police officers in the western town of Bergisch Gladbach thought they had seen the 30-year-old stealing something from a shop window, but only found an empty box when they searched him, a police spokesman said Friday.

"He said he'd grabbed the box and found it empty, but the shopkeeper said there was a ring missing," he said. "Then during questioning he complained of severe stomach pains and was rushed to hospital with suspected appendicitis."

Doctors x-rayed the man and discovered the ring, which they fished out using pincers attached to a stomach tube.
Posted by: Chinter Flarong || 11/19/2006 10:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [624 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm always a bit anxious when I open up a "Today's idiot" story, because I fear one day it will be about me.
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/19/2006 11:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Who that in em turquoise?

I got a new monitor, maybe it's my eyeballs.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/19/2006 13:31 Comments || Top||

#3  I wouldn't call it turquoise, but more a 1950s Defense Contractor Green. I used to have a desk in that color.

But, yeah, it's new. We need a Rantburg color chart.
Posted by: Angie Schultz || 11/19/2006 14:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Looks turquoise to me...

But a color chart would be cool!
Posted by: Chinter Flarong || 11/19/2006 16:15 Comments || Top||

#5  The blackmail apparently worked so we must all give a big Rantburg welcome to our newest moderator and He Who Must Be Appeased...

.com!

He was quite put out that the job doesn't come with a JoeMendiola decoder ring or a parking pass.

So y'all be nice. I'm fairly sure he doesn't fire warning shots.
Posted by: Seafarious || 11/19/2006 16:53 Comments || Top||

#6  The moderator color chart:

Fred: Post-it Note Yellow
Steve non-White: Kelly Green
Steve White: Pink Salmon
Seafarious: Light Blue
Pappy: Steel Gray
.com: Darker Blue
Posted by: Seafarious || 11/19/2006 16:56 Comments || Top||

#7  The inmates are in charge of the asylum.

Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 11/19/2006 16:57 Comments || Top||

#8  I call it dirty blue.

Hey, NS. Glad to see you're back and in customary form.
Posted by: .com || 11/19/2006 17:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Welcome, PD!!!!!! (I'd call it "It's A Boy!" blue, myself...)
Posted by: Dave D. || 11/19/2006 17:44 Comments || Top||

#10  holy crap!
Posted by: Frank G || 11/19/2006 17:47 Comments || Top||

#11  appears to be Cadet Blue.....punk LOL
Posted by: Frank G || 11/19/2006 17:50 Comments || Top||

#12  I take it lotp is gone for good.
Posted by: Slereper Ulosing9249 || 11/19/2006 17:55 Comments || Top||

#13  When did lotp leave? If so, a pity. She had insights at Westpoint and, I think, closer to policy makers than anyone else on this board.

Did Dave D. also give up comment coloring role?
Posted by: ed || 11/19/2006 18:07 Comments || Top||

#14 
Nope.
Posted by: Dave D. || 11/19/2006 18:09 Comments || Top||

#15  DD is stil Diaper-deposit brown IIRC. LOTP had good insights in West Point and the WOT, but, IMNSHO, extended her personal prejudices into restricting others, among other control issues. I ain't the boss...she chose to go.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/19/2006 18:11 Comments || Top||

#16  (That color is "Diaper Load Brown", BTW...)
Posted by: Dave D. || 11/19/2006 18:11 Comments || Top||

#17  LOL - I was correct on at least one of those points
Posted by: Frank G || 11/19/2006 18:12 Comments || Top||

#18  Check.
Posted by: ed || 11/19/2006 18:12 Comments || Top||

#19  "Diaper Load", lol. And I haven't been called a "punk" in, well, weeks, at least.
Posted by: .com || 11/19/2006 18:21 Comments || Top||

#20  Well...there goes the neighbourhood.
Posted by: Whaviting Clolush3685 || 11/19/2006 18:40 Comments || Top||

#21  Oh, quit bein' such a smacked ass.
Posted by: Dave D. || 11/19/2006 18:43 Comments || Top||

#22  Hey! I don't do much, but I'm still here.
And my color is:
pink
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 11/19/2006 21:28 Comments || Top||

#23  Scooter - did you trade with Doc? So, um, what'd he have on ya? Lol.
Posted by: .com || 11/19/2006 22:09 Comments || Top||

#24  Congratulations, .com! Life will certainly be interesting now that you have your finger on the button.

Scooter McGruder is a kinda Pepto Bismol pink, whereas Steve White is salmon pink. Totally different, when placed side by side. ;-)

As for lotp, her various responsibilities had intersected in such a way that it was best she concentrate her time and energy elsewhere than moderating here.

Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2006 22:27 Comments || Top||

#25  lotp is gone... jeeze I thought she was on vacation. I enjoy her slant and her 1st hand reports from about what the BRASS is up to in the Pentagon as well.

I hope she returns soon...I'm getting way too sentamental and becoming a sofy in my doddering years.

[course I still got my bluff in with the youngins who work for me, they are just kidz afterall that have kidz of their own.]
Posted by: RD || 11/19/2006 22:44 Comments || Top||

#26  Well it will be nice to see the Trolls disappear right in front of us. Get ready for some righteous Scorched Earth! the poor trolls won't know what hit em! LOL!

.COM!
Posted by: RD || 11/19/2006 22:48 Comments || Top||

#27  Sheesh. Here I am promising Fred I'll be good - and no, I didn't ask for this, lol - and youse guys are predicting Mucho Direness. Naw, Zenster's the D00d of Dire. I'm just arming up and hunkering down. It's gonna be a rough row to hoe ahead. ;-)
Posted by: .com || 11/19/2006 22:53 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Anti-war couple conceive new way to generate peace
'Conceive' prob'ly isn't the best word for this story.
Living on their houseboat off the Marin County coast, anti-war activists Donna Sheehan and her partner, Paul Reffel, concocted a way for the world to communally create a lot of peaceful vibes.
Like, whoa! Feel the peaceful vibes, man!
They want everyone to have an orgasm on the same day.
When did the global memo come out putting them in charge of everyone's love spasms? I don't even know these people and they presume to be in charge of my pee-pee and its workings?
On Dec. 22, they're asking the world to contribute to the Global Orgasm for Peace.
What if the world tells them to piss off?
Sheehan said not to worry if you don't have a partner.
Sorry. I can't make it. I'm washing my crotch that day.
Busy multitaskers shouldn't despair about trying to cram this global activism into their busy schedules, either, she said. Take any time during the 24-hour period at the beginning of the winter solstice to join the demonstration. Just make sure to think of peace before or after participating.
And that will accomplish precisely what, besides wasting a tissue?
Once you've committed, there's even a secret sign to show others that you plan to take part: Flash the universal "OK" sign and wink. Or, as it has been redubbed, "The O" sign.
But it's a secret sign, so don't tell nobody, okay?
Reffel and Sheehan are not just tossing off this idea. They're pros at launching global peace demonstrations.
Professional peace demonstation launchers, eh? I guess it pays them well enough to live on a house boat, which if you've priced one lately you know ain't cheap. Not even a used one. And then there are the docking costs and that sort of thing. "BOAT" expands to "Bring Out Another Thousand," but I guess the aged, aged hippies have the thousands to bring out from their lucrative peace demonstration launching bidnid.
In the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq four years ago, Sheehan and a few dozen of her new best friends stripped naked and spelled out "Peace" on a Marin County field.
Yes, I remember it well. Stopped the war in its tracks, it did, as soon as the aged, aged hippy lady took off her duds in company with a few dozen of her new best friends and they spelled out the word "Peace" on a Marin County field. You could grok the karma of the event for weeks afterward on the site, though the only physical evidence you could find was the occasional stray pubic hair.
As photos of their naked activism spread, similar so-called Baring Witness demonstrations were replicated dozens of times from Australia to the conservative nether regions of Utah.
The nether regions of Utah would of course be conservative. Conservatives are well known for stripping buck or doe nekkid and spelling out words in fields. Why, once I stripped nekkid and was part of the letter "W" as I and dozens of my new best friends spelled out the words "Lower Interest Rates" in a field in downtown Baltimore. That was just before the Fed cut interest rates a quarter point. Being naturally a shy fellow, and a bit on the portly side, I wanted to leave my speedos on for the event, but a comely young maiden (I think she was a maiden, anyway) explained to me that if my doinker wasn't exposed to the gaze of the entire world the ju-ju wouldn't work right and we could end up causing something other than what was intended, like a rash of housefires, or earthquakes in Omaha, or a Democrat congress.
Their activism was rearoused recently when they heard about two U.S. warships lurking camped out around the Middle East, activity they fear portends war with Iran.
The very thought makes them want to organize all their friends and their friends' friends for a global day of baloney stretching and lump-thumping. Oh, hold me, Ethel!
Having experienced the futility of petitioning international leaders through mass nudity before the Iraq war, the pair decided to ramp up their tactics.
If the sight of the heinie holes of aged, aged hippies didn't do it, perhaps a barrage of starchy tissues will!
While the Global O may sound much like other collective actions attempted over the years,
... and it does...
the O's organizers promise something more on their Web site:
Ohoh. They have a web site, too.
"The combination of high-energy orgasmic energy combined with mindful intention may have a much greater effect than previous mass meditations and prayers."
"Previous mass meditations and prayers have accomplished approximately squat. This is gonna accomplish precisely squat!"
Just pick a time.
How about 2 p.m. on Doomsday?
"We wanted to make it during the cocktail hour," Sheehan said. "But since everybody is on a different time, then it would be harder for everybody to participate."
Aged, aged hippies still retain the liesure to have a cocktail hour? I am properly envious.
In a manner that could only be birthed in the fertile energy fields of the Bay Area,
An idea conceived by a dipshit, brought forth by a loon...
the Global O for Peace ties together activism, sexual identity, gender roles, the fledgling effort to measure global consciousness and the movement of battleships. The GOP -- initials likely creating the only link to the Republican Party deep in liberal Marin County -- is about more than the latest anti-war tactic.
It's about looking like a total idiot on a global scale! Show us, brethren and sistern, your starchy tissues of peace! Ladies, who are not starch producers, should make audio or video recordings of themselves nekkid, pointing their toes at the ceiling and hollering "Oh, Gawd! Oh, Gawd!"
Personally, Sheehan's experiences with the Baring Witness demonstrations opened up new avenues of self-exploration
... to coin a phrase...
for the 76-year-old artist.
My ambition in life has always been to stare at nekkid 76-year-old wimmin as they self-explorate, especially when they're artistes.
Since then, she has learned more about how women can initiate courtship, sex and peace, culminating this year in a book she and Reffel wrote, "Redefining Seduction."
I guess it all goes toward paying for the houseboat, doesn't it?
Not surprisingly, the Global O isn't the first effort to synchronize pleasure in the name of peace. Or even just in the name of synchronized pleasure.
Also known as circle jerks...
For several years, a weekly climax has been coordinated online (Webcams optional), and sexuality experts say there have been several other attempts to link pleasure and peace.
... or at least get sexual release on some sort of regimented schedule...
"Yes, the vast majority of global orgasm coordinations have been firmly rooted in San Francisco,"
Doesn't surprise me a bit...
said Carol Queen, the staff sexologist at San Francisco's Good Vibrations store
A store with a staff sexologist? I'm guessing it's a vibrator store...
and a nationally recognized expert on sexuality.
Why, yes. Her name's a household word. But then, so's Clorox®. And Kleenex®. And D-Con®.
"It is natural to link pleasure and peace.
Who the hell told you that?
"If you're experiencing pleasure, you're not engaging in aggressive, destructive behavior. "
On the other hand, and listen closely here, Ms. Queen, if you engage in aggressive, destructive behavior, when you get done, what you usually want to do is have a beer and experience some pleasure. Hippies and staff sexologists have no monopoly on the desire for the occasional relief of tension or hydraulic pressure.
Not all such efforts have been successful. Queen's partner, Robert Lawrence, who is
... not surprisingly...
president of the Center for Sex and Culture, remembers participating in synchronized pleasure-for-peace demonstrations in the early 1990s.
"One, two, three, stretch!
"One, two, three, stretch!
"One, two, three, stretch!"
"Ms. Queen! Ms. Queen! I'm gonna... I'm gonna..."
"No, no, Mr. Lawrence! Hold back! Peace won't come unless all the boys splatter at once!"
"Erngf! Baseball! I'm thinkin' about baseball!"
"One, two, three, stretch!... Let me hear it, ladies!"
"Oh, Gawd! Oh, Gawd! Oh, Gawd!"
The results? "Shortly thereafter, I left my partner at the time," Lawrence said. "It wasn't exactly the peace I was looking for."
"But at least Ms. Queen keeps my emissions regulated. That's something."
Even skeptics like Jim Underdown, who investigates paranormal matters in California for the Center for Inquiry-West, plans to join in the fun -- even if he believes there is no way to transmit energy from one's brain to achieve a physical result. "You don't need a good reason to have an orgasm," he said. "Even a stupid one is OK."
Oh, hell. Maybe I will participate. Blow me.
Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2006 10:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Okay - now pose together for the pic....show us your IQ...*snap*...great, got it, thx"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/19/2006 11:59 Comments || Top||

#2  On Global Orgasm for Peace day I bet every other guy is thinking:

what am I going to do with the other 23 hours and 59 minutes on Dec. 22nd?
Posted by: badanov || 11/19/2006 12:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Professionals. Lol.

Yep. The Constitution has been ripped to shreds and torn asunder. Religiosity Reigns, stifling Free Thought and Freedom across the land. The Thought Police Goon Squads are battering down every Lib door and Black Helicopters are everywhere. These Loonies are Brie Toast!

SanFranValues. Yewbetcha.

I'm having laughter spasms, do they count?
Posted by: .com || 11/19/2006 12:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Considering they are from Marin, they aren't very inclusive. It isn't going to mean anything to the enemy if they don't encourage the participation of donkeys, sheep, and ripe melons.
Posted by: Penguin || 11/19/2006 12:26 Comments || Top||

#5  What is it with people named Sheehan?
Posted by: Warthog || 11/19/2006 12:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Why do we care? In fact, why do we even acknwoledge such people exist? They're beyond the "living joke" status, they're Archetypes or something. It's like a past and bygone era is desperately clinging into existence.
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/19/2006 13:00 Comments || Top||

#7  This should go over well in Pakistan, don't you think.

Maybe they should go straight to Saudi Arabia and lay this on them.
Posted by: bigjim-ky || 11/19/2006 13:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Reffel and Sheehan are not just tossing off this idea.

Credit due to writer.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/19/2006 13:33 Comments || Top||

#9  The results? "Shortly thereafter, I left my partner at the time," Lawrence said. "It wasn't exactly the peace I was looking for."

I've always considered that pun to be the source of the 'international' peace symbol. Just turn the latter upside down and take a look.
Posted by: KBK || 11/19/2006 13:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Sheehan said not to worry if you don't have a partner.

Woody Allen: "Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."

I'll repeat a previous question: "Is everyone named Sheehan nuts?"
Posted by: GK || 11/19/2006 17:01 Comments || Top||

#11  Sorry, the electorate voted against the G.O.P. last week.
Posted by: Seafarious || 11/19/2006 17:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Reffel and Sheehan are not just tossing off this idea.

I'd be careful about the phrasing there if I were you...

Posted by: FOTSGreg || 11/19/2006 19:19 Comments || Top||

#13  I don't know, guys. I see a great pick-up line here. Hey, Babe, hows about you comming over (pun intended) on the 22nd for the Orgasm for Piece Day. Go to some college and you got a sure winner!
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 11/19/2006 20:48 Comments || Top||


Sausages affected by draconian trade laws
A SPICY sausage known as the Welsh Dragon will have to be renamed after trading standards’ officers warned the manufacturers that they could face prosecution because it does not contain dragon.
Ummm... Could they prove it doesn't?
The sausages will now have to be labelled Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages to avoid any confusion among customers.
"Now! With more Dragon Pork!"
Jon Carthew, 45, who makes the sausages, said yesterday that he had not received any complaints about the absence of real dragon meat.
Too gamey for my taste...
He said: “I don’t think any of our customers believe that we use dragon meat in our sausages. We use the word because the dragon is synonymous with Wales.”
Betcha there's no whale meat in 'em, either. Wotta gyp!
His company, the Black Mountains Smokery at Crickhowell, in Powys, turns out 200,000 sausages a year, including the Welsh Dragon, which is made with chili, leak and pork. A Powys County Council spokesman said: “The product was not sufficiently precise to inform a purchaser of the true nature of the food.”
Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2006 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Heh. Perfect title, Fred!
Posted by: PBMcL || 11/19/2006 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Oops. Shoulda clicked on the link. Perfect title, TOL editor!
Posted by: PBMcL || 11/19/2006 0:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Bah, some sausage. The pig in question didn't even have one dragon on the ground!
Posted by: Zenster || 11/19/2006 1:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Iff this doesn't wake up the GERMANS what will???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/19/2006 1:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Germans can't produce Welsh Dragons. It's against EU law.
Posted by: MU || 11/19/2006 3:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Iff this doesn't wake up the GERMANS what will???

Dunno. I expect things to get wurst.
Posted by: mrp || 11/19/2006 8:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh, for crissake, just put some dragon meat in them sausages, and be done with it!
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/19/2006 9:02 Comments || Top||

#8  In China there is a soup called Three Snake and Dragon Soup. It doesn't contain any dragon, either but it does contain 3 different types of snake. The "Dragon" is similar to our bobcat.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 11/19/2006 9:24 Comments || Top||

#9  So does that mean there will now be sand in every sandwich ?
Posted by: wxjames || 11/19/2006 11:19 Comments || Top||

#10  I think the Chicken of the Sea guys are in over their heads here...
Posted by: .com || 11/19/2006 11:24 Comments || Top||

#11  trade laws and their masterbators, EU bureaucrats

angel hair

rock candy

submarine sandwich

horse radish

pot pie

how 'bout we have EU bureaucrats taste test some sh*t sandwiches
Posted by: RD || 11/19/2006 12:42 Comments || Top||

#12  I'll keep this in mind next time some Limey offers me a slice of Spotted Dick.
Posted by: bigjim-ky || 11/19/2006 13:11 Comments || Top||

#13  heh heh RD
BAD DAWG!
Posted by: 6 || 11/19/2006 13:34 Comments || Top||

#14  “The product was not sufficiently precise to inform a purchaser of the true nature of the food.”

We must, over all other things, protect the stupid from themselves.
Posted by: Thinemp Whimble2412 || 11/19/2006 13:53 Comments || Top||

#15  I guess he could import some Komodo Dragon meat.

Of course I don't think I would eat it - Komodo Dragons eat some very nasty things and you are what you eat.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/19/2006 14:05 Comments || Top||

#16 
#11
Or feed them SOS?
Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2006 14:28 Comments || Top||

#17  what do they say about canned Spam©?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/19/2006 14:40 Comments || Top||

#18  Well Frank, the Vikings say "Wonderful Spam"!!
Posted by: GORT || 11/19/2006 15:06 Comments || Top||

#19  Can they still sell Girl Scout Cookies? How about Baby Food?
Posted by: Jackal || 11/19/2006 20:09 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Muslim Mac attack
McDONALD'S latest bid to attract more customers -- Muslim fast-food lovers -- has caused uproar among customers. The fast-food chain has introduced halal products at two Melbourne restaurants, significantly boosting sales.

However some non-Muslim customers are furious they were not told their hamburger meat was slaughtered and blessed in accordance with Islamic rules laid down in the Koran.

McDonald's consulted Muslim leaders before introducing halal products at its Brunswick East and St Albans stores. Halal meat is from animals that have been killed facing Mecca and blessed using the name of Allah.

Brunswick East store assistant manager Nicholas Yacoub said the move had attracted a surge of new customers. "It has pretty much doubled our sales," Mr Yacoub said. The store does not tell drive-through customers about the change and has only one small sign inside advertising the move.

Coburg resident Miriam McLennan was stunned to discover the hamburger she bought from the Brunswick East store was blessed. "Just as a Muslim would not want to eat anything that isn't halal . . . I should have my rights to eat normal, ordinary food that hasn't been blessed," she said.

A Catholic Church spokesman said non-Muslims deserved to know if the food was halal before buying. But he said there was no biblical reason for Christians to avoid halal food.

A McDonald's spokeswoman said customers who did not want halal food should buy from any of its other stores.
Posted by: tipper || 11/19/2006 05:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [490 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Halal meat is from animals that have been killed facing Mecca and blessed using the name of Allah.


It must convey the rightous flavor of bullshit. What's next? The proper sized pebbles in the mensroom?
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 11/19/2006 8:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Hamburger still tastes the same no matter which way the animal is facing. Big Deal. A lot of places serve Kosher food and no one seems to get in a snit about it.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 11/19/2006 9:27 Comments || Top||

#3  If it is no big deal then everyone should be happy eating meat that has not been consecrated to a demon.
Posted by: Excalibur || 11/19/2006 9:44 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't have the specs, because my mind is rotten from too much Pr0n, but in France, hallal meat and food in general is a BIG business, with much infighting between the various muslim factions to monopolize it as much as possible.

Fun part is that sanitary authorities routinely found that so-called "hallal meat" is often not hallal at all (it even include pork!!!) and is sometimes tainted.

So, Pious Moderate Muslims see no harm in selling bogus hallal food to their fellow muslims, as long as they can make an extra buck in the process. This is all pretend.
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/19/2006 9:51 Comments || Top||

#5  I think I'd rather have my Big Mac at a restaurant that gets it's meat from regulated, inspected slaughterhouses than from the ass of a cow that was waggled in the general direction of Mecca whilst having its' throat slit with a rusty but sacred sword by an eye-rolling, Allah Akbaring, Imam.

A McDonald's spokeswoman said customers who did not want halal food should buy from any of its other stores.

Really - no accomodation for infidels? No compromise? Muslim-only. McDonald's. I suddenly feel in need of a Whopper.
Posted by: Thinemp Whimble2412 || 11/19/2006 11:20 Comments || Top||

#6  I wonder if they make the animals face mecca when they screw them.
Posted by: bigjim-ky || 11/19/2006 13:30 Comments || Top||

#7  I wonder what kind of fat the burgers are fried in.

I'm guessing there using the same grill to cook bacon and sausage patties.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/19/2006 16:19 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm guessing there using the same grill to cook bacon and sausage patties.

Nope CF, it's all Halal all the time. No McMuffin here.
Posted by: Thinemp Whimble2412 || 11/19/2006 16:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Quit yer bitchin'. It's not like Ms. McLennan would even be allowed into one when shariah is implemented.
Posted by: ed || 11/19/2006 17:03 Comments || Top||

#10  At least in the USA we have real good options, like those offered at the Heart Attack Grill: Fresh Chopped French Fries Deep Fried in Pure Lard!!!
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/19/2006 18:46 Comments || Top||

#11  Remember, sacred cows make the tastiest hamburgers.

A few years back, Australian animal rights protesters criminals deliberately fed ham to sheep awaiting transport to MME (Muslim Middle East) countries so that they'd be rejected by the purchasers and would not have to undergo the tortuous shipping conditions.
Posted by: Zenster || 11/19/2006 22:57 Comments || Top||

#12  A lot of places serve Kosher food and no one seems to get in a snit about it.

There aren't any blessings or facing in a certain direction when slaughtering to make food kosher, Deacon Blues. The rabbis inspect to make sure, eg for meat, that the slaughterhouse is clean and sanitary, that only healthy animals are used, that the animals are killed quickly and cleanly, that the slaughtered meat is not in any way contaminated. As I understand it, the standards are actually higher than those required by the USDA.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2006 23:03 Comments || Top||


Europe
Pakistani held for setting woman on fire
PARIS: A man accused of setting on fire a young woman last year in a Parisian suburb was arrested on Friday evening after flying back from Pakistan.

The 25-year-old Pakistani, who could not be named, was arrested at Roissy airport after arriving shortly after 10:00 pm (2100 GMT) and led away by a dozen police officers. He was due to appear before magistrates a few hours later and was expected to be placed under judicial investigation, the first step to formal charges, for attempted murder. It is alleged that on November 13, 2005 the man doused 18-year-old Chahrazad Belayni with petrol and set fire to her for refusing to marry him before bravely fleeing to Pakistan. The woman received 60 percent burns and has undergone several operations.
Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2006 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Honor killings, acid throwings, gasoline dousings,... they used to be so exotic. Now, they're part of our (multi)cultural background. Embrace diversity!
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/19/2006 13:33 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Schadenfreude time: N.Y. Times may not use undisclosed notes in libel defense
A federal judge has ruled The New York Times may not rely on information from a columnist's confidential sources in its defense against a libel lawsuit filed over the newspaper's coverage of the 2001 anthrax attacks.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Liam O'Grady issued the ruling Friday as a sanction against the newspaper for refusing to disclose the identities of two confidential FBI sources used by Kristof. O'Grady had earlier ruled that Hatfill needed "an opportunity to question the confidential sources and determine if Mr. Kristof accurately reported information the sources provided."

Former Army scientist Steven Hatfill, once identified by authorities as a "person of interest" in the anthrax mailings that killed five people in late 2001, is suing the Times for libel for a series of articles written by columnist Nicholas Kristof.

The Times had cited FBI sources in reporting Hatfill was one of a limited number of people with the access and technical expertise to manufacture the anthrax and that he failed lie-detector tests. Hatfill was a physician and bioterrorism expert who worked at the Army's infectious disease laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md., in the late 1990s.

In its filings, the Times has suggested Kristof had numerous sources for his stories. He initially refused to identify five sources but later disclosed the identities of three, saying they had released him from his pledge of confidentiality.

The judge said Hatfill's right to move forward with his lawsuit outweighed the limited immunity Virginia gives reporters from disclosing sources. A trial in the case is scheduled for Jan. 29.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2006 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What? The press can't use made up sources as evidence? The horror. Don't have to google ol' Liam to know he's not a Carter/Clinton appointee.
Posted by: regular joe || 11/19/2006 9:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe if Hatfill was to disclose his source of Anthrax powder they could arrange a swap.
Posted by: bigjim-ky || 11/19/2006 13:23 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
WTC's Freedom Tower Starts to Take Shape
NEW YORK (AP) - Seventy trucks rolled into ground zero Saturday to pour the concrete base of the signature skyscraper at the new World Trade Center, creating the first visible signs of the long-delayed tower. The concrete mixers began by dropping 520 cubic yards of concrete near thin steel bars jutting from the bottom of ground zero. The base will anchor the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower's concrete core. Next month, the first steel beams for the tower are scheduled to rise.

The site has been bustling in recent months, with work on half a dozen projects under way after years of disputes about designs and authority over the redevelopment. ``We've really turned this site around,'' said Steve Plate, director of priority capital programs for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owned the trade center.

For visitors who peer through distant metal fences for a look into the 70-feet-deep pit, it may take time to see the buildings take shape on Manhattan's skyline. Project manager Mel Ruffini said it would take nearly two years for the Freedom Tower to reach street level.

The agency is preparing the eastern end of the site for three more office towers, and earlier this week poured part of the concrete foundation for a permanent transit hub.

Construction of the memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks began this spring. This week workers began drilling into parts of the south tower's footprint to begin building columns that will support the twin reflecting pools meant to symbolize the lost towers.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/19/2006 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wish it and people of NY-NYC well, as 9-11 was only the most successful, NOT THE ONLY ONE, of multiple, multi-year planned attacks against NYC. Osama & Co. would've kept attacking until it was destroyed.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/19/2006 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  People see one thing of Islam in there and riots in NY will break out I hope. Do this right or leave it a hole in the ground, lined with flowers.
Posted by: Charles || 11/19/2006 5:24 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Clerics oppose use of Quran verses as ringtones
Muslim clerics at a leading seminary in India have asked people not to use verses from the Quran as ringtones for their mobile phones, saying the practice was un-Islamic.
"Nope. Nope. Can't do it."
Clerics at the Dar-ul Uloom seminary in the northern Indian town of Deoband issued an edict banning the use of Quran verses or Muslim call to prayers as ringtones, saying doing so violates Islamic law.
"It'll turn yez into a pillar of salt."
Quran verses "are not meant for entertainment", seminary official Mohammad Asumin Qazmi said yesterday.
"In fact, for Muslims, nothing is meant for entertainment."
"Anyone who persists in using these should be killed ostracised from society," Qazmi said over telephone from Saharanpur, a city 450km northwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state
Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2006 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whaddaya expect from clerics at the Dark-All Gloom seminary...
Posted by: zazz || 11/19/2006 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Clerics oppose use of Quran verses as ringtones

Instead, they recommend the sound of a bomb exploding. It's a real attention-getter.
Posted by: gorb || 11/19/2006 1:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Cellphone ringtones are a Zionist plot. Ev'rybody knows that.
Posted by: Seafarious || 11/19/2006 3:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, but what if ringtones are muffed, say because the cellphone is deep into your rectum? Would that be hallal, then?
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/19/2006 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Where's the Fatwah against breathing? I mean it has to be Un-Islamic. Never know how many Jooos might of breathed that same air.

"Anyone who persists in using these should be killed ostracised from society," Qazmi said over telephone from Saharanpur, a city 450km northwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state

Was he on his cell at the time?? Enquiring minds need to know.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 11/19/2006 9:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Where can we download them? I might be interested...just 'cause I'm an evil little kufr. ;)
Posted by: Swamp Blondie || 11/19/2006 10:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Isn't that a coincidence. I oppose the use of Koran verses by anyone at any time for any reason except ridicule.
Posted by: Jackal || 11/19/2006 12:45 Comments || Top||

#8  What about starting a fire?
Posted by: bigjim-ky || 11/19/2006 13:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Maybe you can use them if you stuff the phone completely up your ass.
Posted by: SpecOp35 || 11/19/2006 20:49 Comments || Top||


Sindh to present bill on madrassas tomorrow
The Sindh government is ready to present a bill in the provincial assembly on Monday, seeking to make compulsory the registration of seminaries (deeni madrassas) in Sindh.

The government bill was enlisted on the agenda of the current session of the assembly last Friday but could not be taken up due to the short nature of the proceedings that day. Now, it would be brought on Monday. The registration of seminaries was already made compulsory through an ordinance promulgated by the governor in 2005. The bill, ‘The Societies Registration (Second Sindh Amendment) Bill, 2006’ is being presented for legislation, “in order to encourage genuine madrassas, to impart religious education and to give them legal entity by making their registration compulsory”.

According to the draft of the bill, the objectives and reasons behind it were to have madrassas register, “as a number of deeni madaris are operating in the province without being registered under any law. (Also) there is no mechanism to regulate their functioning and to check the activities of certain madaris, which are contrary to the spirit of deeni madaris”.
Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2006 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Punjabis want to be Arabs; Sindhis want to be Sindhis. That's why the MMA doesn't have much support in Sindh.

There are 3 aspects to Madrassa indoctrination: how to read; how to recite the Koran; which Kafirs to kill first.
Posted by: Sneaze Shaiting3550 || 11/19/2006 4:46 Comments || Top||


No to polio drops because 'it's a matter of manhood'
If your kids are crippled because you're too religious to let them take the vaccine it's no skin off my fore. I'm past the point of feeling sorry for the primitives.
The anti-polio campaign in NWFP suffered a severe setback following the unprecedented refusal of 70 percent of the province’s population to take the vaccine. According to sources, the failure of the drive has been attributed to negative propaganda that the vaccine causes impotency in male children and triggers puberty in female children.

An official of the provincial health ministry said that the three-day drive against the polio virus that ended on November 16 came at the worst possible time considering the World Health Organisation (WHO) had recently launched its campaign in the country, expecting a polio-free Pakistan by the year 2007. The official stated that a radio programme by a private FM channel a day before the drive was the reason behind the failure of the campaign. The anchorperson of the radio programme was fired the next day and the station lost all its advertisements from the drive, which were to be aired within the next three days.

Nabi, a senior member of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA), filed a case in the Peshawar High Court (PHC) demanding an end to the WHO-backed polio vaccination, saying that the vaccine contained two additional ingredients which had harmful side effects for children. Nabi claimed that WHO had failed to give reasons for the presence of two ingredients in the vaccine: Estrogen and Estradoil, which he said were not required to fight the disease. “I am not against the anti-polio effort, nor am I against family planning, but the recipients of the vaccine should know what is being administered to them,” he said.
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Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2006 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [635 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I nominate all 70% of these yokels for idiots of the day.
Posted by: Atomic Conspiracy || 11/19/2006 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  How come the rest of the world's conspiracy nutz think it causes autism, yet in Pakistan and other "enlightened" parts of the Muslim world, they think it causes impotence/accelerated puberty?
Posted by: Swamp Blondie || 11/19/2006 0:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Swamp Blondie, am not sure what conspiracy nutz think, but there is a correlation between "fast track" vaccination and occurences of autism.

The cases of autism are less frequent where the vaccinations is more spread out and initiated at least at age of six or more months, with substantial blocks of time between specific vaccines. Of course, there may be other factors that function as vectors.
Posted by: twobyfour || 11/19/2006 0:55 Comments || Top||

#4  twobyfour, I remember them saying it was because of thimerosal in the vaccines.

Problem is....they took it out of the vaccines in the 90's. The autism rates still are going up. All the old supplies have been used up by now, and most of the kids currently being diagnosed as autistic for the first time haven't been exposed to it (unless they got flu vaccine, and it's a reduced amount from before).

I agree more with the theory that it's because they are getting better at diagnosing autism spectrum diseases, not that there is an increase due to vaccinations. After all, ADD rates and other learning disorder rates have also gone up during the same time period, and no one is linking them to vaccinations (at least nobody I've heard of has said they thought there was a link.)
Posted by: Swamp Blondie || 11/19/2006 1:26 Comments || Top||

#5  AUTISM = PAN-GENDER/KIDDIE SEXISM??? And, versus ACROSS-THE-BOARD DETRIMENTAL NATIONAL MORTALITY RATES???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/19/2006 1:28 Comments || Top||

#6  This is Darwinism at the national level. Gotta love it.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/19/2006 8:36 Comments || Top||

#7  They're not stupid primitives (well, they are, actually), it's just the Holy Men prefer to keep a tight hold on their masses and have the kufrs stay out, even if this means lotsa crippled kids (they just don't care about them... why should they?... They're just rubes).
Posted by: anonymous5089 || 11/19/2006 9:21 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm old enough to remember the drives against Malaria as being the one thing that would "Depopulate Africa", then seeing the exact same thing used as an excuse with each "New" disease that comes down the pike, Polio. AIDS, Hemorhagic Fever, Bird Flu, etc.

The question arises "Just where did all those Africans come from? If each disease was to "Depopulate Africa" would'nt Africa be empty by now?"
Don't say "The health agencies are doing a marvelous job". We hear almost daily the tales of Africans pulling exactly the same thing as this article, (Denying Treatment) and yet they prosper.

It seems to me to be a wasted effort, Africans seem to nultiply and prosper regardless of any "Western" medical treatment provided, what's the current rate of AIDS? Increasing/Decreasing/about the same as a year ago?

I strongly suspect the heavy hand of "Funding" scare people with grossly exaggerated stories of death to the "Poor innocent (Fill in the blanks)by the millions UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING NOW (Give money to tour local red thingy).

It's worked so far.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/19/2006 9:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Nabi may be onto something: virtually all Westerners are innoculated, and their birthrate is 1.5 - 2.2 (or so), while in the third world the innoculation rate is lower and the birthrate is way higher.
Beyond sarcasm, I suspect there may be something about our lifestyle that affects fertility; maybe having to do with hormones and antibiotics we feed our food, or maybe that our weak survive to reproduce, or maybe our soft lifestyle weakens us (reproductively and/or psychologically.) "That which does not kill me makes me stronger."
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/19/2006 10:06 Comments || Top||

#10  birthrate is managed in the west due to our high survival rate. Infant survival rates are low in Africa, high birthrate make up for it.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/19/2006 10:39 Comments || Top||

#11  The low birthrate in the West is deliberate. Look at all the abortions.

The only action I see necessary WRT these idiots is to prohibit them from entering civilized realms unless they accept the vaccinations. The Polio virus has no civil rights, nor do you have a right to carry it.

Or, finally, if they insist on refusing the polio vaccine, how about some strychnine instead? One or the other.
Posted by: Jackal || 11/19/2006 12:49 Comments || Top||

#12  The reason we have a lower birthrate is because we have learned to "keep it in our pants". We don't like living in poverty with a dozen dirty little kids running around the yard. We like a comfortable lifestyle with 1 or 2 kids, or no kids. So we spend 50 cents on a rubber. Africans get free condoms by the ship load and use them as party baloons or something.
Posted by: bigjim-ky || 11/19/2006 13:20 Comments || Top||

#13 
working for the kids cuts down on the number of kids that can be afforded. Living on handouts and aid, in whatever squalid conditions such handouts require throws kids as a pasttime and with no impact beyond another hand at the "donations" trough.
Posted by: Thinemp Whimble2412 || 11/19/2006 14:01 Comments || Top||

#14  Send them blankets, polio infected blankets.
Posted by: Mick Dundee || 11/19/2006 15:17 Comments || Top||

#15  I agree more with the theory that it's because they are getting better at diagnosing autism spectrum diseases, not that there is an increase due to vaccinations.

But the diagnosis of severe autism have climbed dramatically as well. If it was merely better recognition, the incidence of severe autism should stay the same. Something is going on.

As for the whacko imams suggesting that the polio vaccine causes sterility, I say we can use this! Bolster the rumors and the whackos will take themselves out of the gene pool eventually. :-)

And personally, I think the low birthrate in the West is due to the fact that kids are a ton of work (on many fronts!) and take a ton of money to make the competetive. Besides, the West has better cable TV. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 11/19/2006 15:51 Comments || Top||

#16  If your kids are crippled because you're too religious to let them take the vaccine it's no skin off my fore. I'm past the point of feeling sorry for the primitives.

I'd agree wholeheartedly save for the fact that these outbreaks spread and cause death to other innocent people. Otherwise, it couldn't happen to more deserving people. I'll even go so far as to include the innocent children. They would have grown up being indoctrinated by these idjit parents and so become the exact same sort of fucked up assholes.

Holy Men prefer to keep a tight hold on their masses and have the kufrs stay out, even if this means lotsa crippled kids (they just don't care about them... why should they?... They're just rubes).

The Holy Men prefer it this way. Crippled kids can't run very fast. It makes them easier to catch and they put up less resistance.

As for the whacko imams suggesting that the polio vaccine causes sterility, I say we can use this! Bolster the rumors and the whackos will take themselves out of the gene pool eventually.

Or we could just stop wasting our money by no longer sending vaccines to any of these Muslim countries. Faster, Mr. Darwin, if you please.
Posted by: Zenster || 11/19/2006 22:44 Comments || Top||



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