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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #720 on: August 01, 2013, 06:05:57 PM »
Luckamn -

come visit upstate NY in the winter, my man....you'll have your fill.

and I can teach you how to shovel...

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I can imagine how bored you are with all that snow, but for us, tropical country, snowing a bit is like heaven.
But yes, I pretend go to USA soon, saving money for the trip wiht the wife. We'll dinner at your place!

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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #721 on: August 01, 2013, 11:14:53 PM »
Of course she was wearin' her dentures--a wedding is a special occasion!


Bride-to-be nabbed at county jail


July 28, 2013 9:26 pm by: Ben Garrett, Editor


HUNTSVILLE — A would-be bride was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into the Scott County Jail when she allegedly showed up for her nuptials with a jail inmate with more than just her wedding gown.

Brita Lee West, 47, of Jamestown, showed up at the Scott County Justice Center Wednesday to marry Willard Tinch, a Jamestown man who is incarcerated at the jail. Instead of a wedding, West was booked on drug possession charges when corrections officers allegedly discovered narcotics hidden inside her mouth.

According to a report filed by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, West inquired about being able to kiss her groom during the marital ceremony as she was being searched prior to entering the facility. Corrections Sgt. Tiffany Byrge reportedly noticed that West’s “false teeth kept falling down while she was talking and noticed a package in her mouth,” according to the report. The package turned out to be a gum wrapper containing two strips of suboxone — an addictive pain relief narcotic — and an amount of crystal methamphetamine.

West was placed under arrest by deputies Tyler Cross and Donald Gagne. A subsequent search of West’s vehicle by Gagne and Lt. Dennis Chambers allegedly revealed another package of crystal meth, along with crushed pills and “various drug paraphernalia.”

West was booked on felony charges of possession of meth, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of drugs into a penal facility. She was placed under a $25,000 bond.

Meanwhile, the 1995 Honda Civic driven by West to the Justice Center was seized, along with $751 in cash.

The wedding ceremony was canceled.



http://www.ihoneida.com/news/local-news/2013/07/bride-to-be-nabbed-at-county-jail/

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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #722 on: August 02, 2013, 04:01:32 PM »
Luckman -

Anytime, my friend.....just start traveling north...I'm up near Canada...


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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #723 on: August 08, 2013, 11:53:55 AM »
Guess honking the horn and yelling "MOOOOVE!!" didn't work so well.

Indonesian plane crashes into cow and skids off runway

An Indonesian passenger plane has skidded off a runway into a field after crashing into a cow.

The Lion Air plane, with at least 110 passengers on board, hit the cow as it came into land at Jalaluddin airport on the island of Sulawesi.

No-one has been reported injured, but the cow was crushed to death under a plane wheel.

The pilot, Iwan Permadi, told the national news agency Antara that he could smell "burning meat".

He said he initially thought there were dogs in front of the plane, "but it turned out there were three cows wandering in the middle of the runway".


Story with photo of plane here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-23606682

Story (in Indonesian) with photo of victim here:
http://news.detik.com/read/2013/08/06/234432/2325241/10/ini-sapi-yang-tertabrak-lion-air-di-landasan-gorontalo


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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #724 on: August 08, 2013, 04:29:46 PM »
Guess honking the horn and yelling "MOOOOVE!!" didn't work so well.

Indonesian plane crashes into cow and skids off runway

...He [the pilot] said he initially thought there were dogs in front of the plane, "but it turned out there were three cows wandering in the middle of the runway"....

So he thought if they were only dogs, he would just go ahead and run over them?
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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #725 on: August 08, 2013, 11:04:41 PM »
So he thought if they were only dogs, he would just go ahead and run over them?

Sure!  Some scrawny dogs wouldn't hurt the plane.  ::)

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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #726 on: August 18, 2013, 12:56:20 AM »
One of the more endearing aspects of life in Spokanistan:  the quality of entertainment.

Cops to Distribute Bags of Chips at Hempfest (Really!)
Labels Will Educate Potheads About Limits of Legalization Law

by Ben Livingston

As thousands of stoners prepare to convene at the world's largest pot rally this weekend, the Seattle Police Department is planning to distribute information to Hempfest attendees about the state's new legalization law—on stickers attached to bags of chips.

Seriously.

Because while stoners have no problem ignoring a leaflet, police recognize that it's nearly impossible to turn down a bag of Doritos.

"Distributing salty snacks at a festival celebrating hemp, I think, is deliberately ironic enough that people will accept them in good humor," says police department spokesman Sergeant Sean Whitcomb. "We want to make sure people learn the rules and that they respect the vote."

The labels on the snack-sized bags will direct festival attendees to the SPD's post-legalization FAQ titled "Marijwhatnow?" which went viral last November, reminding citizens that possessing up to an ounce of pot is allowed, but selling and growing the stuff remains illegal (until licenses are issued later this year by the state).

With funding for the project coming entirely from the privately run Seattle Police Foundation, police say they plan to distribute about 1,000 bags of Doritos over the weekend.

The SPD isn't just being progressive by national political standards—the cops in Seattle are more progressive than the rest of city government. The city council and city attorney are currently focused on crafting a new municipal citation for public pot smoking, despite the fact that cops can already cite people for public consumption under state law. But instead of issuing tickets, the SPD has been warning people getting high in public that they can be ticketed—the state has a form officers can use—but has only been asking violators to extinguish their pot. Police say this has remedied the situation without handing out citations.

In that vein, Whitcomb confirms that the "spirit of Initiative 502" will govern enforcement at Hempfest this year, and police will not issue tickets for public toking.

"We've said all along that this is a momentous period in our history. We only get to do it once," says Whitcomb. "Our department has taken a leadership role in public education, and it's a responsibility we are taking very seriously. We are not looking to have a heavy hand when it comes to enforcement. That said, the rules are the rules, and we want people to voluntarily comply with them."

Will cops give out tickets instead of snacks at next year's Hempfest? Whitcomb doubts it, saying the department is guided by a voter-enacted city ordinance from 2003 that deprioritized marijuana enforcement, adding, "It's not as if we get a lot of complaints about it."

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/cops-to-distribute-bags-of-chips-at-hempfest-really/Content?oid=17500264

UPDATE! 
Seattle PD Ran Out of Free HempFest Doritos in 10 Minutes

The Seattle Police Department's plan to hand out safety flyers at this weekend's HempFest that people would actually want seems to have worked beautifully: the free Doritos attached to each flyer were gone in 10 minutes, according to the department. Each mini-package of snacks (they brought 1,000 of them) was adorned with a series of educational tips for the largest marijuana-themed festival in the world. "Don't drive while high," they advise, adding, "Don't give, sell, or shotgun weed to people under 21." Do, they say, "listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a Reasonable Volume."


http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/seattle-pd-ran-out-their-free-hempfest-doritos-10-minutes/68449/
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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #727 on: August 19, 2013, 04:46:29 PM »
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Man who filled soon to be ex-wife's hot tub with manure arrested after police tractor chase
A Quebec man is facing charges after he allegedly filled his estranged wife's hot tub with manure after being served with divorce papers.

On Tuesday morning, Quebec provincial police were called to a house in the small town of Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, located about an hour and a half north of Montreal, after receiving a mischief complaint. “On site, the officers saw a man with a tractor placing manure in the spa, or the hot tub, of his ex-wife and [at] the front door,” said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau.

The man allegedly refused to stop when ordered to by police and then tried to take off on the tractor. Police soon caught up with him. “He was arrested within minutes,” Bilodeau said. “One police officer was injured, but from what I heard it was only minor injuries.”

The suspect is a retired police officer and had just received notice that his estranged wife had started divorce proceedings. He had to be subdued with pepper spray. A 64-year-old man faces four charges, including hit and run and assaulting a police officer. He appeared in court in Joliette and has been released pending his next court date.

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« Reply #728 on: September 01, 2013, 07:25:09 PM »

Man says Fort Pierce cops weighed his cocaine wrong, says he knows 'because that's what he does for a living'

As a Fort Pierce police officer weighed crack cocaine and pills recovered from a man arrested at Walmart, the man yelled that the officer was weighing the drugs all wrong.

"While weighing the narcotics on a scale at the county jail, Ames yelled from the back of my patrol car that I was doing it wrong. Ames told me . . . that I needed to press the scale button to grams," a report states. "Ames told me that the reason he knew how to separate/weigh crack cocaine and pills is because that's what he does for a living."

Career paths involving crack cocaine generally are frowned upon by law enforcement.

For the full story with a mug shot of this recreational pharmacist:
http://blogs.tcpalm.com/off_the_beat_will_greenlee_blog/2013/08/as-a-fort-pierce-police.html

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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #729 on: November 10, 2013, 03:37:55 PM »
Man puts meth pipe in court X-ray

(KOIN) – A man who was coming into the Cowlitz County Court for a hearing allegedly decided to place his methamphetamine pipe through the security X-ray machine.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office reports that 51-year-old Steven Todd Campbell arrived at the courthouse in Longview, Wash., Tuesday morning for a hearing on previous charges of meth possession and obstructing an officer.

As he was going through the security checkpoint, he placed a 3-inch clear glass pipe with brown residue on the tray to be scanned. He tried to cover the pipe with a piece of paper. A deputy noticed the pipe and arrested Campbell.

The residue on the pipe later tested positive for meth.

Campbell was arrested on another charge of possession and lodged in the Cowlitz County Jail.
http://www.koin.com/news/washington/man-puts-meth-pipe-in-court-x-ray

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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #730 on: November 12, 2013, 08:17:17 AM »
There are some amazing pictures of the damage from Typhoon Haiyan in the news:

http://tinyurl.com/nx7kn2p

I think the one that I find most striking is all the palm trees snapped off like a newly mowed lawn.  No wonder buildings don't stand up to that kind of force.

So many places in the Philippines  have yet to be heard from at all.

Do we have any members in the Philippines? 
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« Reply #731 on: November 12, 2013, 03:30:50 PM »
1 World Trade Center named as tallest US building

CHICAGO (AP) — The new World Trade Center tower in New York will replace Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building when it is completed next year, an international panel of architects announced Tuesday.

The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said that because the needle atop the New York skyscraper is a permanent spire and not an antenna it can be counted when measuring the structure's height.

The needle, measuring 408 feet tall, was more than enough to confirm Chicago is the Second City when it comes to tall buildings.

With the needle, 1 World Trade Center is a symbolically important 1,776 feet tall. Without it, the building would have been only 1,368 feet tall — well short of the 1,451-foot Willis Tower.

At stake was more than just the pride of two cities that feast on superlatives and the tourist dollars that might follow: 1 World Trade Center, with its beacon on top will stand as a monument to those killed in the 9/11 attacks, and its architects had sought to capture the echo of America's founding year in the structure's height.

Not only that, but the building's height without the needle also holds symbolism because at 1,368 feet it is the height of the original World Trade Center.

Antony Wood, the council's executive director, said the needle is particularly important as a "structural and symbolic element."

Further, he said, the decision to put the spire atop the building was part of a 'quest" to build a permanent reminder of what the nation went through.

"This was not an economic quest for bragging rights to the U.S.'s tallest,' he said. "This was a quest to put something meaningful and symbolic on that site because of the horrible history of what happened on that site."

He said the antennae on top of the Willis Tower help to make the committee's point about permanence, explaining that when the building went up there were no antennae, and that the original antennae have been replaced with taller ones.

Wood also made another point that, though not a factor on the committee's decision, is significant: that the Willis Tower will continue to be an attraction for years just like the Empire State Building is decades after it, too, was eclipsed by taller buildings.

"Are any fewer people going to come to Chicago or even travel and visit the Willis Tower because it no longer holds the title of the U.S. tallest? " he asked. "No," I don't think it does."

The Height Committee comprises about two dozen industry professionals from all over the world and is widely recognized as the final arbiter of official building heights around the world. They conferred behind closed doors last week in Chicago, where the world's first skyscraper appeared in 1884.

The new World Trade Center tower remains under construction and is expected to open next year.

The designers originally had intended to enclose the mast's communications gear in decorative cladding made of fiberglass and steel. But the developer removed that exterior shell from the design, saying it would be impossible to properly maintain or repair. Without it, the question was whether the mast was now primarily just a broadcast antenna.

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« Reply #732 on: November 12, 2013, 05:55:16 PM »

So now Chicago and New York are embroiled in the eternal argument over who's is biggest?
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« Reply #733 on: November 12, 2013, 06:07:59 PM »
So now Chicago and New York are embroiled in the eternal argument over who's is biggest?
At least they won't have to worry about Christian Bale wanting to Bat-a-chute off of either of them, now.

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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #734 on: January 19, 2014, 02:15:27 PM »
You can say that again.

DROP A BIG ONE on them all and you'll have one BIG swimmin' pond!!...BUT do agree our WORLD is screw'd Up!! :'(
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