Sunday, November 29, 2009

Husband Cleared in Wife's Death - Moose is Held as Prime Suspect



Police: moose now suspect in death of Swedish woman

Nov 29 2009


STOCKHOLM— Swedish police say they've cleared a man who was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife after deciding the culprit was most likely a moose.

Police spokesman Ulf Karlsson says "the improbable has become probable" in the puzzling death last year of 63-year old Agneta Westlund. She was found dead after an evening stroll in the forest.

According to news reports, the victim's husband, Ingemar Westlund, was jailed for 10 days. The case against him was dropped in January.

Karlsson declined to give details of the case Saturday, saying a news conference would be held Tuesday.

The tabloid Expressen says hairs and saliva from a moose _ aka a European elk _ were found on the victim's clothes. Police would not immediately confirm that.

Police arrested a moose near the area where the woman's body was found, near a moose crossing. The moose was being held at a local animal farm pending completion of the investigation. It is not clear if the moose will be charged if DNA tests on the saliva and hairs found on the woman's clothing match DNA obtained from a sample of the suspected moose's fur and saliva.

The moose's court appointed attorney said her client will not have a statement to make, now or ever. "The moose is innocent until proven guilty," she said.

Siamese Models Appear in Fashion Show



Nov 29, 2009

Models joined at the breast

Twins, conjoined at the breast, demonstrate how they wear a bra at a fashion show in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

In a wide-ranging interview with reporters, the women, both of whom have been married twice, spoke about the psychological adjustments necessary for their men when they have sex with their wife. Unless you are careful you can end up having sex with your wife's sister. Since the women share a common vagina it can create problems when both couples want to make love at the same time.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Brits To Have Opportunity to Get Falling Down Drunk on Beer



'World's strongest' beer with 32% strength launched


James Watt, pictured here, said Tactical Nuclear Penguin would sell for £30

A controversial Scottish brewery has launched what it described as the world's strongest beer - with a 32% alcohol content.

Tactical Nuclear Penguin has been unveiled by BrewDog of Fraserburgh.

BrewDog was previously branded irresponsible for an 18.2% beer called Tokyo, which it then followed with a low alcohol beer called Nanny State.

Managing director James Watt said a limited supply of Tactical Nuclear Penguin would be sold for £30 each.

"This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance"
*Tactical Nuclear Penguin label warning*

He said: "This beer is about pushing the boundaries, it is about taking innovation in beer to a whole new level." It is about getting more drunk to the pound, and gaining more pounds to the drunk.

Mr Watt added that a beer such as Tactical Nuclear Penguin should be drunk in "spirit sized measures".

A warning on the label states: "This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost."

However Jack Law, of Alcohol Focus Scotland, described it as a "cynical marketing ploy" and said: "We want to know why a brewer would produce a beer almost as strong as whisky." Mr. Watt said in response: "Why would a whiskey maker produce a whiskey that is even stronger than beer? Is there some immutable law that decrees whiskey must always contain more alcohol than beer?"

Privately, Mr. Law admitted to some close friends, who asked to remain synonymous, that he was upset because he hadn't thought of the idea first. "The only reason any maker of alcoholic beverages makes them is to permit its customers to anesthetize their brains for a few hours, as a means of relaxing and losing all inhibitions about cheating on their spouses. If this beer can do it quicker and cheaper it's got a great future."

The beer has been launched on the day alcohol was at the top of the political agenda with the unveiling of the Scottish government's Alcohol Bill including proposals for minimum pricing on drink.

Meanwhile, BrewDog's plans for a new headquarters to produce millions of bottles of beer a year have been approved by Aberdeenshire Council.

The decision was taken at a full council meeting despite having been recommended for refusal by officers because the site at Potterton, near Aberdeen, is in the green belt. "Greenbelt, schreembelt, said a council member who refused to give his name, this will bring in sufficient new tax revenue to reduce everyone's taxes, and council members get free beer for life. Heck of a deal."

Friday, November 27, 2009

Very Skinny Woman Loses Weight Loss Contest To Sri Lankan Woman


Woman so skinny she can't find clothes to fit in Florida

November 26, 2009
Coral Gables, Fla.

A Florida woman who entered a weight loss contest to try to win a trip to the Canary Islands, lost the contest when she was beaten by a woman from Sri Lanka. The woman, shown above, who did not want to be identified, told reporters she had lost 226 pounds in less than one year but the Sri Lankan woman had lost 240 pounds. No photos were available of the Sri Lankan winner who died just after the contest results were announced, from severe dehydration and starvation. Essentially, her principal organs just stopped functioning.

The losing Florida woman had a Thanksgiving feast to celebrate going off her 300 calorie a day diet. She ate only lettuce, cucumbers and celery stalks for most of the year she was dieting. She told reporters she had no regrets except men did not notice her any longer because her breasts had shrunk. During the year of dieting she underwent breast implant surgery to correct the problem but says she now thinks this may have contributed to her loss. She formerly wore a size 38 DD cup but now buys her bras in the young misses department, for girls under 16.

Never Crawl Into a Tight Place Upside Down


Man stuck upside-down in Utah cave dies

Entrance to Cave on Left

Nov 26 2009



By BROCK VERGAKIS - Associated Press Writer



SALT LAKE CITY— A man stuck upside-down in a cave for more than a day died early Thursday, despite the efforts of dozens of rescuers, authorities said.

John Jones, 26, of Stansbury Park died about 12:30 a.m., nearly 28 hours after he became stuck 700 feet into the cave known as Nutty Putty, Utah County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Spencer Cannon said.

Rescuers were next to Jones for much of the day but he was wedged in a small hole too tightly to pull him out or even reach through to assist him, Cannon told The Associated Press.

"They were right there with him, checking his vital signs," Cannon said. "They were able to get close enough to verify that he was deceased."

The 6-foot-tall, 190-pound spelunker got stuck with his head at an angle below his feet about 9 p.m. MST Tuesday. At times more than 50 rescuers were involved in trying to free him.

The crevice where Jones was trapped was about 150 feet below ground in an L-shaped area of the cave known as "Bob's Push," which is only about 18 inches wide and 10 inches high, Cannon said.

The rescue effort at the cave, about 80 miles south ofSalt Lakeue effort at the cave, about 80 miles south of Salt Lake City, was slow throughout the day Wednesday with crews chipping away with air-powered tools in the narrow tunnel.

At one point late in the afternoon, Jones was freed from the crevice, only to fall back several feet into the tight space when a cord that was supporting him failed, Cannon said

Rescuers were able to get him food and water during that temporary freedom.

In the hours after he became wedged again, Jones' physical condition deteriorated.

"He was experiencing difficulty maintaining consciousness and breathing. With whatever other factors there were, he did not survive," Cannon said.

Cannon said a medical examiner would determine the exact cause of death later. He said crews had suspended efforts to free his body for the night, but would resume at first light.

Jones, a medical student at the University of Virginia, was part of a group of 11 people exploring the cave passages.

"We were just looking forward to a good time," Mike Jones, the victim's 32-year-old brother, told The Salt Lake Tribune.

The group split up, with several children and some adults staying in a less dangerous area of the cave while others decided to explore further, 23-year-old Josh Jones, another brother, told The Salt Lake Tribune.

"It basically got to a point where we were trying to figure out if the cave went any further, and that's the route John decided to take," 25-year-old Joey Stocking of Logan told the Tribune.

Jones was going head-first into the crevice when he got stuck.

"He thought he could kind of keep going on his belly down further, but it got to point where he couldn't go any further and he got wedged in," Stocking said.

The group tried to free him.

"I was only able to see his two feet that was hanging there in the crevice," Josh Jones said. "I wasn't able to see more because he was engulfed in the crevice itself."

Nutty Putty cave is actually a hole on the top of hill about seven miles west of State Road 68. The naturally formed thermal cave is about 1,500 feet long. Its multiple, tunnels and passageways lead to room-like openings, a Web site for Utah cave-enthusiasts explains.

According to the official Nutty Putty cave Web site, the area was first discovered in 1960. The cave is privately owned by Utah's State Institutional Trust Land Administration. An access pass is required to explore the cave, with usage restricted to about six groups daily.

The county's last rescue there was in 2004.

Cannon said officials considered closing the tunnel or sealing it off after the last rescue but ultimately decided to erect a gate that requires a key for entry.

"We've had people stuck in this exact same spot. We're working and working to get him undone out of the spot and we don't really have any way of predicting what's gonna happen until _ boom, all of a sudden they're out," he said.

Jones' family, the owners of the cave, and public officials agreed not to attempt to recover Jones' body because the attempt would endanger those trying to reach him. The cave will be permanently sealed and will be the final resting place for John Jones' body.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Major Dumb-Ass Calls 911 For Phone Sex


Busted For 911 Phone Sex

Florida man dials up cops from shower "to have some fun"


NOVEMBER 12--Meet Joshua Basso. The Florida man was arrested yesterday after allegedly placing a series of obscene 911 calls during which he asked a female operator about her breasts and whether she would have sex with him. When confronted by cops, Basso would not say whether he was masturbating while talking to the operator, as he claimed during the calls, according to a Tampa Police Department report. The 29-year-old rooming house resident admitted placing the calls, but "did not think he would get in trouble for calling 911." That miscalculation resulted in Basso being charged yesterday with a misdemeanor count of misusing the 911 system (he was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where the above mug shot was taken).

Asked why he chose to dial 911 from among "all the numbers he could have called," Basso told police that his LG cell phone was out of minutes and he "called 911 because it was free." One of Basso's calls--which he placed while a shower was running in the background--seems to indicate Basso was pleasuring himself while an operator diligently tried to obtain his address.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Survival On The Subway - A Manual


NYC boy missing for 11 days lived in subways

Nov 24 2009

NEW YORK— The mother of a 13-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome who was missing in New York City for 11 days says her son spent the entire time in the subway system.

The boy's mother, Marisela Garcia, feels police were slow to make the case a priority because she's a Mexican immigrant. But police say they contacted the school immediately and leafleted most of the city.

Garcia wants to know how her son went unnoticed for so long despite surveillance cameras and a police search. He has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.

Police found Francisco Hernandez Jr. on Oct. 26 in a Coney Island subway station. He says he took refuge in the subway after getting in trouble at school and feared a scolding at home.

He rode trains and used station bathrooms. He says he mostly slept and lived on snacks and water.

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Loony Swiss Inventor Ditches Flying Batmobile in Atlantic Chilly Waters


Jet-winged adventurer ditches in Atlantic, safe but unhinged
Nov 25 2009
By DANIEL WOOLLS - Associated Press Writer


(AP Photo/ Webtel. mobi)

In this image from video released by organizers Webtel.mobi, Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy is pictured in his jet powered Batmobile which he was forced to ditch in the sea Wednesday Nov 25 2009 while trying to fly from Morocco to Spain on jet-powered wings. Rossy took off Wednesday from Tangiers but only one third into an expected 15-minute flight he went down into wind-swept waters.

ATLANTERRA, Spain— A Swiss pilot ditched safely into the chilly waters between Morocco and Spain Wednesday after a technical malfunction ended the first attempted intercontinental crossing on jet-powered wings.

A rescuer helicopter winched Yves Rossy to safety from the wind-swept Atlantic.

Rossy, a 50-year-old former fighter pilot, had taken off from Tangiers but five minutes into what was supposed to be a 15-minute flight he vanished from TV screens providing live footage from planes and choppers accompanying him. For a good 10 minutes, no one knew where he was.

"The good news is that he is fine," Stuart Sterzel, CEO of sponsors Webtel.mobi, told reporters on a beach outside this southern Spanish town, where Rossy was supposed to land.

"He gave the thumbs-up sign through the door of the rescue helicopter," said Sterzel.

Sterzel said the wing malfunctioned, possibly due to engine failure, but said Rossy had deployed his parachute and landed in the water in a controlled fashion.

Things started off fine. As planned, Rossy stood on the ledge of an open door on the small plane that took him into the air, and jumped, deploying the wing and plummeting about 500 meters until he upped his thrust and gained flight at a cruising speed of 220 kilometers per hour (130 mph) at an altitude of 1,950 meters or 6,500 feet.

The wing has no steering mechanism. Rossy guides it by shifting his weight.

He banked sharply left at first, and strong winds buffeted him. At one point he flew through clouds and was lost from sight. Below him, a ferry sailed from Morocco to Spain.

Sterzel says Rossy went down about a third of the way into the flight, but did not crash. Rather, it was his decision to ditch. He was in the water about 12 minutes.

Rossy was rushed off for a psychiatric evaluation and unavailable for an interview in which he was expected not to respond to reporters' questions on grounds of alimony.
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Kangeroo Uprising in Australia


Kangaroo tries to drown dog, then attacks owner

Nov 23 2009


An Australian man was in stable condition Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, after being slashed across the abdomen and face by a kangaroo that was holding his dog underwater.

MELBOURNE, Australia— A kangaroo startled by a man walking his dog attacked the pair, pinning the pet underwater and slashing the owner in the abdomen with its hind legs. The Australian, Chris Rickard, was in stable condition Monday after the attack, which ended when the 49-year-old elbowed the kangaroo in the throat.

Rickard said he was walking his blue heeler, Rocky, on Sunday morning when they surprised a sleeping kangaroo in Arthur's Creek northeast of Melbourne. The dog chased the animal into a pond, when the kangaroo turned and pinned the pet underwater.

When Rickard tried to pull his dog free, the kangaroo turned on him, attacking with its hind legs and tearing a deep gash into his abdomen and across his face.

"I thought I might take a hit or two dragging the dog out from under his grip, but I didn't expect him to actually attack me," Rickard, 49, told The Herald Sun newspaper. "It was a shock at the start because it was a kangaroo, about 5 feet high, they don't go around killing people."

Kangaroos rarely attack people but will fight if they feel threatened.

Dogs often chase kangaroos, which have been known to lead the pets into water and defend themselves there.

Rickard said he ended the attack by elbowing the kangaroo in the throat, adding Rocky was "half-drowned" when he pulled him from the water.

Indiana Man Keeps Priorities Straight, Goes to See Strippers, Then Goes To Jail


Police: Dad leaves boy in truck and goes into strip club

Nov 24 2009

Indiana Stripper>>>>>>>>>>

INDIANAPOLIS— A man was arrested after police said he left his 5-year-old son in a tractor-trailer while he ducked into an Indianapolis strip club to drink and slip five dollar bills into the G-strings of strippers. The 39-year-old was arrested at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday on child neglect and public intoxication charges after calling police to report his truck stolen and his child missing. Police said the man was too drunk to remember where he had parked the truck with the boy inside.

They found the boy in the truck watching cartoons on a television inside the cab. The keys were in the ignition, and the doors were unlocked.

Police said the suspect put his son in jeopardy by leaving him exposed in a high crime area. No kidding?

The man was taken to the Marion County jail, where his wife picked up him and the child. Somehow, that seems like an unsatisfactory ending to this story. Where the hell was CPS?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Drunk - The Latest Holiday Treat in Manhattan



Tavern owner says he'll unveil 100-proof turkey

Nov 23 2009


NEW YORK— You'll need to be 21 and show some ID to take a bite out of this Thanksgiving turkey. New York City tavern owner Paul Hurley said he'll unveil what he is calling the nation's first 100-proof turkey on Monday. A spokesman for the owner of O'Casey's Tavern in Midtown Manhattan said the bird is infused with fruit-flavored and 100-proof Georgi vodka for three days before being cooked. The flavors of vodka include peach, raspberry, cherry and apple.

The gravy is also laced with the distilled liquor. Before and after photos of the bird to be served are shown above. It was executed on Saturday night at a Satanic ritual in the Bronx.

Out of concern for the danger of drinking-and-driving, the tavern is offering a free taxi ride home to anyone who orders the turkey.

It wasn't immediately clear how much it will cost to have some of the boozy bird, but by the time you add on the fixings and the cab ride, $75 for a drumstick sounds about right.

A spokesman for PETA said the organization plans to picket the tavern on Turkey Day. The tavern owner said he had hired several NYC thugs to kick the crap out of the PRTA people. A second PETA spokesman said there could be a change in PETA's plans after review by the board.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Michael Jackson Mania Sweeps Auction of Pop Singer's Crap


AP
Jackson moonwalk glove sells for $350K in NYC

Nov 21 2009

By VERENA DOBNIK - Associated Press Writer


FILE -This undated file photo released by Julien's Auctions shows Michael Jackson's glove from his 1983 performance of Billie Jean at the Motown 25 television special where he performed the Moonwalk for the first time. The glove and other Jackson items were auctioned on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City's Times Square.

NEW YORK— In a frenzy of inane lunacy, fans, collectors and investors spent fortunes on the leftover detritus of the pop icon. The entire stage of the Hard Rock was filled with Michael Jackson crap that wouldn't have fetched more than a few dollars at a garage sale.

The shimmering, white glove Michael Jackson wore when he premiered his trademark moonwalk dance in 1983 was auctioned off for $350,000 _ plus tax _ on Saturday.

Winning bidder Hoffman Ma of Hong Kong will pay $420,000, including taxes and fees, for the rhinestone-studded, modified golf glove Jackson wore on his left hand for his moonwalk on Motown's 25th anniversary TV special.

The glove was the top item in a collection of Jackson memorabilia on the block at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. Its pre-auction estimate was $40,000 to $60,000.

"It was a fairly good discount," said Ma, a 36-year-old Jackson fan who bought the pop-music treasure on behalf of the Ponte 16 Resort Hotel in Macau.

As the price of the glove soared, fans roared and squealed _ echoing the kind of frenzy that accompanied the late pop star when he toured the world.

"That's what death brings upon celebrity," said Brendan Doyle, a college student munching chicken fingers from a plate in his lap. "Jackson's death was such a tragedy at such a young age that it pushed up prices."

The pop icon, who died June 25 at 50, had given the glove to Walter "Clyde" Orange, of the singing group the Commodores.

A jacket that Jackson wore on his 1989 "Bad" tour fetched $225,000 _ 20 times its low estimate of $8,000.

The sale, held by Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions, also included a fedora Jackson wore for the moonwalk. It sold for $22,000, against a $2,000 high estimate.

New Yorker Linda Derogene said she was willing to spend up to $5,000 for a material link to the performer she's idolized all her life, but never got a chance to see in concert.

"I can't even tell you what it would mean for me. It would be like a dream come true," she said as she waited to bid on something she could afford.

There was no doubt that Jackson dominated the auction dubbed "Music Icons" _ of more than 300 items belonging to stars from Elvis Presley and the Beatles to Mariah Carey. The musicians' clothing and instruments filled the small Rock Cafe stage, with two giant photos of Jackson on either side and a huge picture of his famed glove at the center.

Buyers paid the gavel price, plus a 20 percent auction house premium for items over $50,000, and 25 percent for those costing less.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Latest Fashions in Women's Sports Apparel on Display In Jamaica






The girlfriends of Jamaican motorcycle jockeys caused 11 vehicular accidents in 30 minutes of cruising the Kingston downtown area. The women were showing off the latest in fashion wear for biker women but disrupted traffic so badly that it required 2 hours to untangle.

Most of the accidents were rear-enders (no pun intended) but one man was seriously injured when he got out of his car to gain a better view of the girls, while his car was still moving at 45 MPH. He was struck and run over by a gawker in the car immediately following the bikers, who told police he failed to notice the man standing in the middle of his traffic lane. The myopic driver was given a warning but was not issued a citation by police.

When police finally stopped the bikers and their women they were at a loss for what to charge them with. Jamaican law requires only that the actual genitalia be covered in public. Ultimately, the bikers and their girl friends were cited for obstructing traffic, a charge several local lawyers said wouldn't stand up in court. "These are law abiding citizens who cannot be held responsible for the inattentive acts of other drivers; I'd be willing to represent the women free of charge," said one of the attorneys, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because he didn't want his wife to find out. Yeah, right, sleazeball. His name is Basto Williams, Ms. Williams.

I'd Like a Large Globule of Snot on My Left Eyelid, Please



California man pays to be spat on, shat on by teenagers

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— A 39-year-old Southern California man has been arrested for misdemeanor child annoyance after allegedly paying a teenager $31 to spit in his face. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says Charles Hersel was arrested Wednesday in a sting operation at a mall in Thousand Oaks. He's free from jail pending a court hearing.

A sheriff's statement says Westlake High School students claimed Hersel paid them to yell profanities, spit and slap him in the face. Several also claimed he offered them cash to urinate and defecate on him.

A motive wasn't clear.

Authorities say Hersel contacted some teens through the MySpace social networking site.

Hersel couldn't be reached for comment Friday. He had no listed phone number in Thousand Oaks.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Famous Super Model Makes Surprise Appearance on Bizarre Stuff!



Renowned fashion model, Heidi Klum,left, makes surprise visit to Texas blog.....Top right, Monique Negler, Miss France, 1956 Former girlfriend of blog owner, Jbo



Nov. 20, 2009

In a surprise visit that caught even her publicist off guard, gorgeous German supermodel Heidi Klum (now Samuel) walked in, unannounced, at the Bizarre Stuff studio and asked to speak to Jim Cornehls, the creator and moderator of the zany website. Jbo, as he is known by friends and followers of his blog, was awe struck by the beautiful Ms. Klum and invited her into his office to discuss her visit.

When the pair emerged after about 30 minutes, jbo escorted the famous model to a limousine waiting outside the door. Kissing jbo lightly on the cheek, Ms. Klum entered the limousine and sped away.

After regaining his composure, jbo explained that the drop-dead gorgeous Ms. Klum, who is married to the entertainer, Seal, and very recently gave birth to her 5th child, had dropped in to say she has been a follower of the blog for more than a year, and never misses one of its bizarre stories. Among her favorites, she revealed, was the story about the Barbecued Grandmother that appeared early on in the blog, in 2008, and the story about the man gratifying himself with a car wash vacuum cleaner.

The blog creator said the only other individual of her celebrity stature he had ever met was Miss France of 1956, Monique Negler, who he dated in Paris years ago. Ms. Negler became a fashion model herself, after winning the Miss France crown. She is shown above in her art salon in the south of France, at age 72, and her extraordinary beauty is still evident.

We decided to post both their photos because of the "bizarre" coincidence of their association with jbo.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Cow" Discovered Taking Nude Moonlight Dip in Backyard Pool


Nov 18 2009


SPARTANBURG, S.C.— It wasn't the daughter, it wasn't the mom, both were inside, fast asleep. But the South Carolina mom, Kathy Wydareny, heard a giant splash in her backyard and rushed out with a flashlight to find out who was using her pool in the middle of the night, especially since it was covered for the winter. To her astonishment she discovered it was one of her neighbors, who indeed was frolicking in the buff in the pool. The neighbor weighs 650 pounds, which explained the loud splash. But it didn't explain why her hefty neighbor had chosen her pool to go skinny-dipping.

Wydareny, fearing she would be unable to assist her 650 lb neighbor from the pool, where she was floundering, and fearing for her neighbor's life, called the county rescue team. And it's a good thing she did so because it required 5 able-bodied men and a sling to remove the rotund neighbor from the pool.

Once out of the pool, Wydareny immediately recogniz;ed her neighbor. The neighbor, clearly embarrassed by the situation, declined to respond to reporters' questions but did not appear embarrassed by her total lack of clothing as photographers' cameras flashed. (See photo of neighbor above.)

Police escorted the neighbor home and Wydareny declined to press charges, saying she wasn't sure why her neighbor needed to take a swim that late but neighbors had to stick together and help one another out. Police also declined to issue the neighbor a citation for indecent exposure.

WSPA-TV reports that the cow fell into Kathy Wydareny's covered pool on Monday night. The Anderson resident said the cow belonged to her neighbor.


Information from: WSPA-TV, http://www.wspa.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

At It Again in Muslimania



Somali woman stoned for adultery


A 20-year-old woman divorcee accused of committing adultery in Somalia has been stoned to death by Islamists in front of a crowd of about 200 people.

A judge working for the militant group al-Shabab said she had had an affair with an unmarried 29-year-old man.

According to reports from a small village near the town of Wajid, 250 miles (400km) north-west of the capital, Mogadishu, the woman was taken to the public grounds where she was buried up to her waist.

She was then stoned to death in front of the crowds on Tuesday afternoon, as entertainment before retiring for dinner.

No one knows at what point the woman was finally dead. Her screams had ended after about half an hour. By the end her torso and head were in shreds.

The judge, Sheikh Ibrahim Abdirahman, said her unmarried boyfriend was given 100 lashes at the same venue.

Under al-Shabab's interpretation of Sharia law, anyone who has ever been married - even a divorcee - who has an affair is liable to be found guilty of adultery, punishable by stoning to death.

An unmarried person who has sex before marriage is liable to be given 100 lashes. It's better to screw before you get married.

A girl was stoned to death for adultery in the southern town of Kismayo last year. Human rights groups said she was 13 years old and had been raped, but the Islamists said she was older and had been married.

Last month, two men were stoned to death in Merka after being accused of spying.

Somalia has not had a functioning national government for 18 years. It has not had a functioning national conscience for much longer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

He Will Fly Between Two Tall Buildings As Soon As He Is Released From the Hospital

Police: Would-be Seattle Ninja Self-impaled on Fence

Nov 17 2009



SEATTLE— Seattle police say a man who thought he was ninja was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it. An officer who was looking for an assault victim nearby Monday night heard the man screaming for help. Police supported him to prevent further injuries until medics arrived and took him to a hospital, where he was in serious condition in intensive care on Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Renee Witt wrote in a department Web site posting that officers thought the man might have been involved in the reported assault, but he insisted he was just a ninja trying to clear a 4- to 5-foot-tall fence.

Witt says the man was "overconfident in his abilities," and that alcohol likely played a role.

His name was not released, to protect relatives and friends.

Fresh Meat for Nation's Roadkill Cafes Allowed to Spoil As a Result of Improper Storage


Rotting deer carcasses in Pa. yard raise ire of neighbors, authorities

Nov 17 2009


KITTANNING, Pa.— Hundreds of rotting deer carcasses in a southwestern Pennsylvania yard are causing a stink among the neighbors.

Randy Good of North Buffalo Township has a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to remove the animal carcasses from roads in five counties.

Good says he has been picking up 50 to 100 carcasses a day. To cope with demand, he has been dumping a few hundred at a time in his yard. He says weekend landfill closures and a broken truck have worsened the backlog.

Neighbors a half-mile away say they have resorted to burning candles in their homes to mask the stench.

Good says he has gotten a trash container that will help, but it will take a week or two to remove them all.

Good added fuel to the fire by sending an email to his complaining neighbors that contained the above photo of Good, with a caption beneath it saying "Kiss This."

Local prosecuters were poring over law books to try to discover if Mr. Good's email had violated any state or federal obscenity laws.

The Dept. of Transportation refused to cancel Hood's contract. A spokesman for the department, who was unauthorized to speak, said Good was the sole bidder for the carcass contract and it had no one to replace him. The unauthorized spokesman further stated that it was a judgment call whether it was worse for a few neighbors of Mr. Hood to be offended or for the motorists of five counties to be dodging dead deer carcasses on their daily commute. "It's a no-brainer," said the unauthorized spokesman.

Gang of Black Bears Threaten Idaho Residents


Idaho boy, 11, shoots black bear on family's porch - bear's next of kin demand justice

Nov 16 2009 by The Editor


DRIGGS, Idaho— An 11 year-old boy shot a black bear on his family's front porch after he said it wouldn't leave. The bear, which was underweight and hungry had only dropped by looking for table scraps or anything to eat. It had no intention to harm anyone in the house and rang the doorbell politely. The boy was at his home near Driggs, just west of the Idaho-Wyoming border, with his younger sisters last Wednesday when the bear showed up. The youngster said he couldn't shoo it away, so he went and got his gun and shot it. The boy apparently made no effort to reason with the bear and ask it to return later when his parents were at home. He just shot it, boom.

Later that same evening, a gang of about 20 black bears circled the house, apparently in search of their fallen comrade. After a couple of hours the bears disappeared, as quickly as they had arrived, but left an ominous message pinned to a porch post. The scrawled note said simply: "Watch your asses, bear killers."

Black bears in the area have prompted multiple complaint calls, largely because they've been hanging around a transfer station, hoping to be transferred to Yellowstone where there is ample food, and slothful tourists trash enough food to keep 100 bears alive for the winter.

It wasn't clear if the bear shot by the boy was also attracted by the transfer station, and it was impossible to obtain an exit interview with one of the bear counselors, who were all occupied counseling grieving bears.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Officer Lauren Wendt said, "we got multiple complaint calls. We don't like to see them down this low. But it's not uncommon.

Fish and Game also doesn't plan to pursue any claims against the boy or his family _ and issued them a permit to keep the bear carcass. This angered many local residents who felt the bear carcass should be awarded based on a lottery. A few nature lovers and PETA members thought the boy should be tried and convicted for bear-slaughter and sent to the Federal penitentiary at Leavenworth for anywhere from 5 to 30 years.

Local prosecutors declined to be interviewed for this story on grounds it might cause more work for them, filling out forms, preparing for an appearance before a Grand Jury to obtain an indictment of the boy, conducting a trial instead of fishing, and scheduling psycological examinations for the other members of the black bear's extended family. "We'd prefer to just forget about it, frankly," said a prosecutor who asked not to be identified because he probably would be fired for derilection of duty. Tough luck, Hank Moody.

An unidentified naturalist called to inform BizarreStuff staff that the bear in the photo is not a black bear but a Grizzly, and the boy in the photo is not 11 years old. After re-examining the photo, we agree. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and confess that these different facts render this story completely implausible. Rather than retract it we decided to leave it as is. Who really cares?

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Information from: Standard Journal, http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Aslaskan Man Robs Own Mother at Gunpoint For Money To Pay His Parking Fine


Man convicted of robbing mom to pay parking ticket

Nov 13 2009


ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A 27-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted of robbing his mother at gunpoint because she didn't give him money to help pay a $430 parking ticket. The Anchorage district attorney said Friday that Cheng Saelee was also convicted of illegally contacting his mother from jail and trying to get her to drop the charges.

Prosecutor Gustaf Olson said Saelee was arrested in November 2008 after he became angry during an argument with his parents, got a handgun from his room and pointed the weapon at his mother's head.

He was scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 19 and faces up to 12 years in prison.

Olson said Saelee might also be deported to Thailand after he serves his sentence.

The ticket was for abandoning a vehicle.

Saelee requested that his real face not be shown in connection with this article. The above face is a "fake" face, to comply with Saelee's request. Despite the caption this is not a photo of Kim Kardashian. The face is 100% fake.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Do Not Watch - Do Not Interfere - You Have Been Hijacked For Sex



Taxi driver attacked by sex crazed couple


Nov 09, 2009 by Chloe Kennedy

A TAXI driver was beaten with a high heel shoe and dumped in North Adelaide after a couple demanded he leave his cab so they could have sex, police allege.

The couple, a 25 year old Northern Territory man and a 23 year old woman from Woodville Gardens, allegedly hailed the taxi in Hindley St on Saturday, October 31, about 7.45am.

They directed the taxi driver to Dry Creek, where they allegedly demanded he leave the car so they could have sex in the back seat.

Police allege the couple then told the driver to get in the passenger seat before driving him to North Adelaide.

Once in North Adelaide, the taxi driver took the opportunity to call for help.

The couple then allegedly attacked the driver, punching him in the head and hitting him with a high heel shoe, after refusing to pay the $72 fare.

The couple fled on foot but were later found nearby by police.

Both were charged with aggravated assault, illegal use of a taxi, unauthorized sex, and failure to pay the fare.

The taxi driver received a chipped tooth in the attack.

The woman and man expressed satisfaction with the taxi service.

Man Makes Unauthorized Deposit at CVS Pharmacy


Man defecates in CVS pharmacy

November 10, 2009

Man's face shows relief >>

According to criminal complaints, Robert E. Lee, 57, of 1902 H St., entered a CVS pharmacy, 2425 Muscatine Ave. at 4:17 p.m. Police said Lee walked to the front area of the store, lifted up his shirt, dropped his pants and defecated on the floor before walking out.

When police talked with Lee, they said he smelled of alcohol and feces, and had an unsteady balance and slurred speech. He had a blood-alcohol content of .24, three times the state's legal limit.

Lee was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication, both simple misdemeanors.

It remained unclear who was responsible for cleaning up after Lee at the pharmacy, according to a CVS spokesman, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak. His name is Carmen de la Trista and he lives just down the street from the pharmacy, on Muscatine Ave but probably not for much longer. An executive with CVS said Mr. de la Trista had been terminated for speaking about the incident when he was not authorized to do so.

A man who identified himself as Robert answered the phone at the number listed for 1902 H St. but said he was not Robert Lee. He did volunteer, however, to say that "he would love to defecate on that pharmacy's floor also. There are some real buttholes working there," he said.

Praise the Lord and Pass the Little Girls


Evangelist sentenced to 175 years for sex crimes

Published - Nov 13 2009 07:35PM CST

By JON GAMBRELL - Associated Press Writer


In this Tuesday, July 14, 2009 file photo, Evangelist Tony Alamo, is led from the federal courthouse in downtown Texarkana Ark. The aging preacher, 75, faces up to a 175-year sentence from U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes when he returns to a Texarkana, Ark., federal courtroom on Friday Nov. 13. A jury convicted him in July of 10 counts of taking underage girls as young as 8 across state lines for sex. (AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette, Evan Lewis) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

TEXARKANA, Ark.— Evangelist Tony Alamo used his stature as a self-proclaimed prophet to force underage girls into sham marriages with him, controlling his followers with their fears of eternal suffering.

But the judge who sentenced Alamo on Friday to 175 years in prison for child sexual abuse warned of another kind of justice awaiting the aging evangelist.

"Mr. Alamo, one day you will face a higher and a greater judge than me," U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes told the preacher. "May he have mercy on your soul."

Barnes leveled the maximum sentence against the 75-year-old, who preyed on followers' young daughters and took child "brides" as young as age 8. A jury convicted Alamo in July on a 10-count indictment accusing him of taking the girls across state lines for sex.

Alamo, who has made millions through his ministry, also must pay $250,000 in fines. He will return to court for a Jan. 13 hearing at which Barnes will determine if the five women who testified about their sexual abuse will be paid restitution. Federal prosecutors say an expert believes each one should get $2.7 million for the physical and mental abuse they endured.

Barnes said Alamo used his influence as both a father figure and a pastor to force himself upon impressionable girls who feared "the loss of their salvation."

"You are described by others who testified as a prophet of God, a person of trust, a person of supreme authority in the church," Barnes said, staring the pale preacher. "It's hard to imagine the scenario and the damage that occurred to these five young girls."

Alamo, who had muttered and cursed through his two-week trial, stood silently during the sentencing, dressed in a yellow prison uniform and a blue windbreaker. Before Barnes' ruling, Alamo told the judge: "I lean on the lord Jesus Christ."

"I'm glad I'm me and not the deceived people in the world," the evangelist said.

Alamo's defense team, which had asked for leniency due to the preacher's age and poor health, promised to appeal Barnes' ruling.

FBI agents and Arkansas State Police troopers raided Alamo's compound in nearby Fouke in September 2008. The FBI arrested Alamo five days later in Flagstaff, Ariz., charging him with violating the Mann Act, a century-old morality law originally aimed at stopping women from being sold into prostitution.

Five women, age 17 to 33, testified in July that Alamo "married" them in private ceremonies while they were minors, sometimes giving them rings. Each detailed trips beyond Arkansas' borders for Alamo's sexual gratification.

With little physical evidence, prosecutors relied on the women's stories to paint an emotional portrait of a charismatic religious leader who controlled every aspect of his subjects' lives. The women said Alamo ordered beatings or punitive fasts for minor infractions or at the whim of his paranoia.

Defense lawyers said the government targeted Alamo because it disapproves of his apocalyptic brand of Christianity. Alamo never testified at trial, but spoke to Barnes twice during the hearing Friday. He first told the judge he thought his defense team provided him adequate legal help, though he wanted them to harshly cross-examine the women to show "that the people who were testifying against me were lying."

My lawyers "did prove that I never took girls out of state to have sex with them," Alamo said.

Three of the five victims spoke in court Friday about how Alamo stole their childhoods and tore apart their families to satisfy his sexual perversions. One woman Alamo took as a child "bride" at age 8 described how she shook uncontrollably when he first molested her.

"You have the audacity to ask for mercy," the woman said, looking up from her handwritten notes to stare at Alamo. "What mercy did you show us?"

The evangelist's lawyers pleaded for a lower sentence because of his age and infirmities. They called as witnesses two followers and a doctor, who discussed how Alamo suffered from hypertension, diabetes, obesity and glaucoma. However, Dr. Samuel Berkman acknowledged under cross-examination that he examined Alamo only once in 2004, as the preacher sought an eye lift to look younger.

"There's no question he's done a lot of good," said Don Ervin, a Houston lawyer who led Alamo's defense, outlining the church's efforts to reach the poor. "He's an unusual man and an unusually great man."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyra Jenner said after the hearing that prosecutors would work with the federal prison system to ensure Alamo can't control his ministry and its many businesses from behind bars. At trial, one of the victims described how Alamo "married" and groped her during a prison visit.

How long Alamo remains an influence depends on whether police or former followers dismantle the ministry through lawsuits and criminal cases. The FBI declined to say Friday whether it had ongoing investigations involving the ministry.

As Alamo left the courthouse, he said he would leave his church's future in other hands.

"The Lord is in charge," the preacher said.

It Ain't Easy Being Rich, French and Wanted



How a Bank Robber Became an Antihero in France

By Gaelle Faure / Paris Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

French police find stolen millions, but suspect Tony Musulin is still on the run

Tony Musulin was a nobody, a single 39-year-old man who drove an armored bank security van in Lyon, France. Then on Nov. 5, when two co-workers briefly left him alone to run an errand, he allegedly vanished with more than $17.2 million in unmarked bills. On Monday, police recovered about $14 million of the loot stashed in a storage unit in Lyon, but Musulin remains on the run. Now he not only tops the French police's most-wanted list, but he's also quickly becoming one of the nation's most popular antiheroes.

Within hours of the heist's making the news, envious Frenchmen were Twittering about the feat and praising Musulin on blogs on the Internet. So far, more than a hundred Musulin Facebook fan groups have been created with names ranging from "Run Tony Musulin Run" to "Tony Musulin for President." The domain name tonymusulin.fr was also promptly bought by a Web designer, who is now peddling Musulin T-shirts featuring his mug shot under palm trees and alongside catchphrases like "I'm your girl, Tony" and bumper stickers reading "Tony Musulin: Without Hate or Violence." (See pictures of an urban adventure.)

"This heist, though illicit, made an impression on us because this was happening in real life, and we're only used to seeing this sort of sophisticated plot in movies," says Jérémie Le Roy-Férault, founder of the Tony Musulin site. "The context of the financial crisis has also fostered sympathy toward this type of enterprise."

This seems to be the essence of Musulin's support. Many people in France are still very angry about the economic crisis and hold a grudge against the banking system for being one of the causes of it. It's not surprising that a bank heist would have such broad appeal — it's almost as if Musulin is a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing from the rich (the banks) to give back to the poor (everyone else). As Sonia Mohammedi, one of Musulin's Facebook fans, puts it (in a Facebook message, of course): "His story reminds us of the society we're living in: it's precarious even when you've got a job, getting up every morning to earn a salary that barely covers your needs ... This is an example that people are cracking." She says her group reached over 1,000 members in its first day. (See 25 people to blame for the financial crisis.)

But not everyone in France is sympathetic to the alleged thief, who police say planned the heist well in advance — he had cleaned out his bank accounts and his apartment before disappearing. "This admiration [for Musulin] makes me ashamed of France," commentator Philippe Bilger wrote in Marianne magazine, describing it as a deep break in the country's collective morality. There are anti-Musulin Facebook groups, too, although they are not nearly as popular. The group "Tony Musulin Is Not Robin Hood," for instance, has only one member. (It seems, if anything, most of the anger toward Musulin on the Web centers on his inability to hang on to all the cash.)

Some bloggers have wondered if it isn't simply in the French blood to root for an underdog taking on authority figures. Generations of French children have been enamored with traditional Guignol puppet shows, in which the protagonist, Guignol, fights with a rotten, bumbling policeman. The nation is also obsessed with the comic-book hero Asterix, a puny but cunning Gaul warrior who always gets the best of Julius Caesar's Roman armies despite being overmatched and outnumbered. (Read "Asterix at 50: A French Comic Hero Conquers the World.")

Even before the economic crisis, the French had made something of an antihero of Jérôme Kerviel, a young, rogue trader who lost $7.2 billion of the Société Générale bank's money in early 2008. He too had his moment in the Internet spotlight — there are still about 200 Kerviel fan groups on Facebook and websites selling T-shirts with phrases like "I am Jerome's girlfriend." These may see a surge in popularity now that Kerviel's fraud trial is set to resume next year in Paris after he lost an appeal Tuesday.

If Musulin's remaining $3.8 million does get him to a sandy, palm-fringed beach, the initial admiration of his fellow Frenchmen may soon turn to resentment — or perhaps he will merely be forgotten as quickly as people came to adore him. For Musulin, that might be a good thing. Being forgotten is, after all, any bank robber's dream.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1939257,00.html?xid=yahoo-feat#ixzz0WsELPI7U

Miss, I Ordered Tater Tots - Not a Citation


Woman who mistook cop for Sonic car hop faces DUI

Car-hop or cop?

Nov 13 2009

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn.— A woman who mistook a police officer for a car hop at a Sonic drive-in was charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. A caller to 911 Saturday reported the woman nearly struck several vehicles before pulling into the drive-in.

The Johnson City Press reported Elizabethton Police Officer Sarah Ellison found the woman slumped over the steering wheel. When Ellison tried to get the woman's attention, the woman handed her a $20 bill, continuing to offer it even after she identified herself as an officer.

The woman was arrested and the officer found a syringe, a spoon with white powdery residue and numerous bottles of prescription medicine in the car. She was loaded for the weekend.

The woman appeared in Sessions Court on Tuesday and her hearing was set for April 6. She asked the magistrate if you could get her personal belonging back, taken from the car by the car hop...ehr..officer, who she accused of posing as a car hop.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

Out of Options For Getting a Date, Man Solicits Phone Sex From 911 Operator


Another Florida "Crazie," from a state that seems to be loaded with crazies, tried to have phone sex with a 911 operator because he was out of minutes on his cell phone and 911 was a free call.

Nov. 13, 2009

An oversexed goofball tried to get a date with a 911 operator after soliciting her for phone sex while masturbating in a shower. The operator was quick enough and the perp dumb enough to remain on the line until she could pinpoint his address and send the cops.

When asked why of all the numbers in the phone directory he selected 911, the man told police that his cell phone was out of minutes but calling 911 was free, something he is not going to be for quite a while, after he pleads or is convicted in a trial. Prosecutors have the recorded 911 calls in which he identifies himself, and even gives the operator his address, to make it easier for the cops to locate and bust him.

Judging from his photo above, he probably has a hard time getting ordinary dates and has developed a fetish for 911 operators.

Million Dollar Pelican?



Man distracted by bird drives Bugatti into marsh

Nov 12 2009


In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 photo, wrecker driver Gilbert Harrison, with MCH Towing, attaches a towing cable to a Bugatti Veyron that was driven into the water near Omega Bay in La Marque, Texas. A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Chris Paschenko)

Top photo is a comparable new Bugatti, before drowning.

LA MARQUE, Texas— A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston. The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston.

The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury, French-built Bugatti Veyron when the bird distracted him, said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist. The motorist dropped his cell phone, reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh. The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.

Gilchrist said he doesn't know if the car was salvageable, but in his words, "Salt water isn't good for anything." He says the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was not injured.

A 2006 Bugatti Veyron was recently offered for sale in Jonesboro, Ark., for $1.25 million.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again To Kill Yourself


1.5 lbs. of nails and metal junk removed from Peruvian's stomach

Nov 11 2009


LIMA, Peru— "They call me the hardware store," says Requelme Abanto from his hospital bed in northern Peru. Doctors in the city of Cajamarca said they removed 1.5 pounds of metal from Abanto's stomach, including nails, coins, and rusted copper wire and scrap metal.

Cajamarca hospital surgeon Carlos Delgado told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he's never seen anything like what he found in last week's operation.

"We went in thinking it could be appendicitis, but weren't we surprised by what we found _ a hole in his stomach," Delgado said.

Delgado said specialists are examining Abanto's mental health as he recovers.

The 26-year-old construction worker ate the metal for months, and told Peru's Channel 9 television that he may now do it in public "as sport."

"I swallowed 17 nails in February and didn't die," he said. "Five-inch nails, all in one day."

Woman Falls Onto Tracks in Boston Subway: Alert Driver Stops Train in Time

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Nov. 9, Boston, MA

A 26 year-old woman stumbled on a boarding platform and fell onto the tracks moments before the arrival of a Boston train. As she struggled to get up, others on the platform yelled and waved their arms frantically to get the train driver's attention. The driver was able stop the train just inches from the helpless woman or she would have been chopped liver.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Now This Is Really Stupid - How Did He Expect To Get Home?




Pissed-off man pushes girlfriend's car into river

Nov 10 2009


MANATEE, Fla.— A man was charged with domestic battery and illegal dumping after authorities said he pushed his girlfriend's car into a river. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported that a 36-year-old man and his live-in girlfriend were arguing in her car Sunday night when he kicked her out and drove off. Witnesses reported seeing the man a short time later at a nearby boat ramp, pushing the car toward the water.

Authorities responded to the area, and a dive team found the submerged vehicle. (See before and after photos above.) Deputies had initially been concerned that something had happened to the girlfriend, but she was found safe. (See girlfriend above.) She had no way to get home and asked to be arrested with the man, for the night.

At the county jail, the jailer, who is unauthorized to do or say anything, even when at home, because he twice failed a Latin exam required by the sheriff, in the event they should arrest a Roman Catholic priest, agreed and placed the woman in the same cell with her boyfriend/assailant, where they agreed to patch things up and she would refuse to press charges. Prisoners in adjoining cells complained about moaning and screaming half the night from the pair's cell.

The following morning, the Sheriff fired the jailer, in Latin, which the jailer did not understand so he did not realize he had been fired. When he arrived for duty that evening, the sheriff orderd two deputies to take him out into the country and shoot him in the foot, as a lesson. The jailer immediately tendered his resignation, which the sheriff refused to accept because he already had been fired.

Confused, the jailer shot himself in the foot in an effort to appease the crazy sheriff. The sheriff then ordered him arrested and charged with aggravated assault and the unlawful discharge of a firearm in a public building. He is being held, without bail, pending arraignment next week, when a visiting magistrate returns from a fishing trip in the Gulf. He was ordered to lock himself up by the sheriff.

If a Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Why Not Through a Volkswagen in Germany?


A 46 year old Volkswagen Beetle with a license plate of former East Germany is seen in the garden of Otto Weymann in Fuldatal near Kassel, central Germany. Weymann bought the wrecked vehicle 20 years ago, placed it in his garden and planted two trees to grow through it, one in the front, the other in the rear.

A neighbor, speaking on condition of biopsy, said the car draws about 2-3 million visitors a year, many of whom are former Nazis, who snap their heels together and give the aging wreck the former Nazi salute while saying Heil Hitler.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dig This


Minn. man assaults worker with backhoe

Nov 09 2009



DULUTH, Minn.— Prosecutors charged the co-owner of a Hermantown construction company with assaulting a construction worker with a backhoe. The criminal complaint said a 48-year-old man told investigators he wanted to "nudge" the victim, but didn't want to hurt him. He also said it was a stupid thing to do. Even his business partner and his son agreed it was a colossally stupid thing to do.

The investigating officers and 10 or 12 onlookers all agreed it was a really, really stupid thing to do, that it would be difficult for the backhoe guy to do anything stupider if he spent the rest of his life trying. Even the victim got in on the blaming and told the man he was the stupidest boss he ever had worked for.

It happened at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, when the 24-year-old victim sought care in an emergency room. He reported he was at a job site when he was intentionally struck by the suspect.

Hermantown police Sgt. Mark Gunderson said it appeared the suspect didn't think the construction worker in the trench was doing his job right, so he hit him with the backhoe. Less contrite at the police station, the backhoe opera said he frequently used his backhoe to urge lazy workers to work harder. He said he never had any complaints from any of his workers before, backhoed or not.

The victim was diagnosed with bruises, but no broken bones.

The backhoe operator was charged with second-degree assault.

The backhoe was arrested and taken to the station, also, because it was a material witness to the assault and perhaps had skin scrapings from the victim which could be introduced into evidence if the owner or his lawyer tried to suggest it was not the same backhoe, but a rogue backhoe that acted of its own conviction. Court watchers said they thought that would be a stupid defense which would only incense the jury.

World's Greatest Bar Fight, Ever -- No One Killed or Injured -- Authorities Regret The Lack Of Deaths and Hope For Better Results In Future Brawls

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In a Toledo, Ohio bar, in October, 2009, there took place what can only be described as the all time world's greatest bar fight, in which no one was injured or killed. Words can't describe it; it must be seen to be comprehended. The average IQ of the participants must have been 12. Note especially near the end, the young dude with the hood who jumps back and forth like a puppet on speed, taking an occasional pistol shot through one of the bar's windows. If he wasn't on speed he should have been.

Officials here in Toledo have developed a policy of no or slow response to similar incidents. "It's the quickest was to get these people off the streets, permanently," said a Toledo alderman who requested anonymity. Ha, what a joke. He's dumber than a brick if he thinks we're giving him anonymity. His name is Howard Brewbottom and you can get his address and phone number by contacting the Toledo Police Department.

The Gentler Side of Women's Sports

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Piuuqqs10&feature=player_embeddedNew Mexico suspends hair-pulling soccer player

Nov 06 2009



PROVO, Utah— A New Mexico soccer player has become an Internet celebrity for the wrong reasons.

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Junior defender Elizabeth Lambert was suspended Friday for her infractions the day before during a 1-0 loss to BYU in a Mountain West Conference semifinal. Lambert is seen in video from the game throwing elbows, colliding with several players and then yanking the ponytail of a BYU player who went crashing to the ground.

"My actions were uncalled for," Lambert said in a statement released by New Mexico. "I let my emotions get the best of me in a heated situation."

Lambert's actions brought unprecedented _ and very unwanted _ attention to the Mountain West women's soccer tournament.

Video highlights have been airing nationally since Thursday night and not because it was a thrilling game decided on Carlee Payne's header in the 31st minute. The focus of the highlights is more on Lambert's physical play, especially her takedown of BYU's Kassidy Shumway by grabbing her ponytail and pulling her backward.

New Mexico moved quickly to announce Friday that Lambert has been suspended indefinitely. The Mountain West followed with a statement commending the Lobos for acting promptly.

"Liz is a quality student-athlete, but in this instance her actions clearly crossed the line of fair play and good sportsmanship," New Mexico coach Kit Vela said.

Lambert was the only player to be penalized in the game, getting a yellow card in the 77th minute for colliding with a BYU player who was driving toward the Lobos' net. The highlights showed the game was physical in both directions, including an elbow to Lambert's ribs by a BYU player during a dead ball.

Lambert responded with an elbow to the back, one of many regrettable plays she made in the game.

"This is in no way indicative of my character or the soccer player I am," Lambert said in her apology. "I am sorry to my coaches and teammates for any and all damages I have brought upon them. I am especially sorry to BYU and the BYU women's soccer players that were personally affected by my actions."

This Van's Been Around - Now It Has A New Lease On Life - To Be Auctioned


Van stolen 35 years ago in Wash. state recovered

Nov 06 2009



(AP Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

In this undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a 1965 Volkswagen van that was stolen 35 years ago from Spokane, Wash., is shown after it was recovered on Oct. 19, 2009, from a shipping container at the Port of Los Angeles bound for The Netherlands.

SPOKANE, Wash.— A Volkswagen van stolen 35 years ago in Washington state has been found in a shipping container at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport.

Customs agents found the 1965 van on Oct. 19 when they opened a shipping container bound for The Netherlands, The Spokesman-Review newspaper reported. They ran the vehicle identification number and discovered it was listed as stolen.

Law officers said the van, which is in great shape, was stolen from an upholstery shop in Spokane on July 12, 1974 _ while Spokane was hosting the 1974 World's Fair.

Authorities have not been able to find the original owner, whom they would not identify.

The operators of a vehicle restoration business in Arizona were the latest to have possession of the van, which they refurbished and planned to sell overseas, said Michael Maleta, an investigator with the California Highway Patrol. Maleta said the shop is also considered a victim in the case, and he declined to identify it.

The van now legally belongs to Allstate Insurance Co., which paid off the original owner's theft claim back in 1974. The Highway Patrol turned over the van to Allstate this week.

Maleta said the van had been restored to pristine condition.

"Now it's probably worth 27 grand," he said. "It's a beautiful van."

Megan Brunet, a spokeswoman for Allstate, said the company is looking through old records trying to find the original policy and theft claim.

"Trying to find paper files from that far back can be pretty challenging," she said.

The company will likely have the van appraised and go through the process of getting a replacement title before selling it at auction, she said.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

Sunday, November 8, 2009

If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again - But Not 950 Times


SKorean woman passes driver's exam on 950th try

Nov 06 2009

South Korean Woman Sets Record for Failed Driver's License Attempts

A 68-year-old South Korean woman, Cha Sa-soon, shows her application form for a driver's license in Wanju, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Cha had passed the written exam required for a driver's license Wednesday after hundreds of failed attempts over the past four years, police said Friday.

SEOUL, South Korea— A woman in South Korea who tried to pass the written exam for a driver's license with near-daily attempts since April 2005 has finally succeeded on her 950th time. The aspiring driver spent more than 5 million won ($4,200) in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test.

Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed the written exam with a score of 60 on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers' license agency in Jeonju, 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of Seoul.

Police said Cha took the test hundreds of times, but had no specific total. Local media said she took the test 950 times.

Now she must pass a driving test before getting her license, Choi said.

Repeated calls to Cha seeking comment went unanswered. She told the Korea Times newspaper she needed the license for her vegetable-selling business.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Montana Doomsday Group Loses Chief Doomsayer To Ordinary Illness


Doomsday Sect - It it doomed or still waiting?

Nov 06 2009

A Marie Antoinette look alike?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

When the charismatic prophet/leader of a doomsday organization that predicts an end to the world via holocaust dies, what happens to Doomsday? Does the doom simply vanish with its predictor?

What kind of a Doomsday is it when it allows its principal prophet and predictor, Elisabeth Prophet, to escape the holocaust via a very ordinary earthling death? It scarcely seems fair to those left behind to continue to worry about Doomsday for the remainder of their lives and then have to die through it, too.

With doom apparently on the back burner for now, the primary issue is who gets to control and keep the 750 persons underground rooms, dug into the side of a Montana mountain, on a 7,500 acre spread in Paradise Valley, fully stocked with food, medicine and water, for those still around when and (now a big IF), Doomsday finally arrives? The legal squabble for control of the doomed assets probably will last until Doomsday, or the assets are fully depleted,whichever comes first. What a pickle?


FILE-This undated file photo provided by Mouth Public Relations shows Church Universal and Triumphan leader Elizabeth Clare Prophet addressing a group of followers.

(AP Photo/courtesy of the book Prophet's Daughter, Lyons Press, Chad Slattery,File)

Man Gives New Meaning to "Screw You"




Man accused of corkscrew threat in public bathroom


Oct 28, 2009


CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Police arrested a 56-year-old man accused of threatening another man with a corkscrew at a public restroom in Riverfront Commemorative Park. A witness told police he saw a man holding a corkscrew in his hand while kicking the bathroom door and threatening to kill the man inside. No one was injured.

Officers arrested the man on charges of menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct. They confiscated the corkscrew, which was used by the officers back at the station to open a bottle of wine one officer had in his locker.

The man, who has no permanent address, was taken to the Benton County jail. The report did not mention whether the corkscrew owner was offered a glass of the wine from the tasting he made possible.

Instead, bail was set at $62,500 after his arraignment Tuesday afternoon.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com

Jack Daniels/T.G.I.F.Defense to UI Charge


Sheboygan man claims he was drunk from eating a Jack Daniels steak the night before.

Sheboygan Press staff • October 28, 2009


A Sheboygan man with a fourth drunken driving charge pending is facing new charge after failing a breathalyzer test, then claiming the test result was from eating a Jack Daniels steak, according to a criminal complaint.



Ian A. Baker, 23, of 1229 Trimberger Court, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor bail jumping, which carries a maximum penalty of nine months in jail. Here's what happened, no joke. According to the complaint:


Baker came to his court-ordered intoxicated driver intervention program Monday morning and blew a blood-alcohol level of 0.07 on a breath test. He then denied drinking any alcohol and blamed the test result on eating a Jack Daniels steak the night before.


Baker was charged in July with the fourth-offense OWI and released on a $1,500 signature bond that forbade alcohol consumption.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Man Concocts Novel Defense to DUI Arrest


Police: Breathalyzer-costumed man charged with DUI

Nov 04 2009

(AP Photo/Oxford Police Department)

James P. Miller, 20, a dolt,is shown Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in a police photo provided by the Oxford Ohio police department wearing a Halloween breathalyzer costume. Miller was arrested and charged with driving a vehicle while intoxicated after blowing a 0.158 on a breathalyzer test when he was stopped by Oxford police driving the wrong way on a one way street Halloween night.

OXFORD, Ohio— An Ohio buffoon, who dressed as a Breathalyzer test for Halloween found himself blowing into one after police stopped him for allegedly driving the wrong way without headlights on a one-way street. Oxford police said they stopped 20-year-old James P. Miller on Halloween night and found beer in his front seat and in the trunk. Miller admitted having more beer in his stomach.

Police said Miller blew 0.158 percent on a Breathalyzer test. The legal limit for driving is a blood-alcohol level of .08. According to a police spokesman, speaking on condition of parsimony, described Miller as an "airhead."

Miller was cited on charges which included operating a vehicle while intoxicated, underage possession of alcohol, having an open container in the vehicle, possession of a fake ID,illegal discharge of methane gas, and a one-way street violation. Miller offered to test himself on his own Breathalyzer at the scene, to save authorities time and money. His offer was declined because police felt his own drunken condition would compromise the results and it would be inadmissible in court. Miller then read the arresting officer his Miranda rights and asked that an attorney be appointed to represent the officer.

Miller had no comment when reached at home Wednesday other than to say he was a victim of police breathalyzer discrimination.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Convicted Perp Plans To Teach Victims a Lesson About Defending Themselves




(CBS)NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Apparently in Mount Clemens, Mich., crime can pay, if the people you rob fight back, shoot you and beat you to a pulp.

A judge has ruled that Scott T. Zielinski can sue the store that he robbed at knifepoint, because the employees allegedly shot and beat him on the way out.

Zielinski, who is serving an 8-year prison sentence after being convicted of unarmed robbery for the November 2007 heist at Nick's Party Stop in Clinton Township, Mich., claims he was chased, shot twice and beaten excessively by three employees after he robbed the store.

The 23-year-old filed a lawsuit seeking $125,000 in April against the store, its owner John Acho and three employees including Acho's brother-in-law Don A. Kallo, and two nephews, Justin Kallo and Johnathan Kallo.

Justin Kallo allegedly chased and shot Zielinski.

Circuit Judge David Viviano ruled this week that the case can move forward but said that although Zielinski is indigent and imprisoned, he must post a $10,000 bond to cover the store and employees' attorney's fees if he loses the case.

Zielinski held up the employees at knifepoint and allegedly threatened to kill them in order to steal cigarettes, liquor and $873 in cash. The perp says he was hit twice from three or four shots fired by Justin Kallo as he fled the Cass Avenue store after the robbery. He claims he was beaten excessively by Justin and Johnathan Kallo.

If They Are Trained To Kill They Will


Seven Dead and 20 Injured in Shootings at Texas Base

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 5, 2009
Filed at 5:04 p.m. ET

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. Lt. Gen Bob Cone said at a news conference that one shooter has been killed and two suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He says they are all U.S. soldiers.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m. Cone says that all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

He says the primary shooter used two handguns in the attack.

Woman in Egypt Rides Camel While Blowing Horn


Cairo, Nov. 5, 2009

In an apparent publicity stunt a woman musician rides a camel in Egypt while blowing a saxaphone.

No one seems to know why but recently the woman depicted in the photo has been riding around on a camel named Clyde playing Egyptian songs on her saxaphone.

Authorities are reluctant to try to detain the woman or even stop her just to talk about her activities and why she is doing them.

The woman and her camel disappear every night at dark and attempts to follow them have been unsuccessful, as the camel, when being pursued emits a horrifying and endless stream of smelly gas which nauseates the chasers, at least one of whom was admitted to a local hospital suffering from partial asphyxiation, dehydration and bad breath.

Officials have offered to shoot the camel, but the International Camel Protections Society, with headquarters in Budapest,Hungria, has vowed to shoot one shooter for every camel shot. Becuase of these threats, the Association has opted for a holiday week aboard a Carribian cruise ship.