Saturday, July 24, 2010
Constance McMillen was awarded $35,000 in damages from the Mississippi school district that told her she'd be ejected from her school prom if she showed up in a tux with her girlfriend — that would buy a lot of corsages and Zima. The administration at the Itawamba Agricultural High School realizes (i.e., has been sued by the ACLU into admitting) that their policy was terrible, and they are now prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. McMillen says she's glad it's all over, but notes: "I won't ever get my prom back."
This is a pathetic story. First the school canceled the prom because she wanted to wear a tux and take her girlfriend as a date. The school was forced to let her go to prom so they handled it they best way they could. They set up a fake prom and sent her and a couple of kids with learning disabilities there instead of the real one. Classy move.
Constance has become a bonafide LGBT activist and hero through it all appearing on the talk shows of both Ellen DeGeneres and Wanda Sykes, getting an ovation at the GLAAD Media Awards in LA where she introduced honoree Sykes. She was also honored last month by LifeWorks Mentoring and was among the LGBT activist invited to a White House reception last month.
Police arrested a 27-year-old Canton man after they said he was caught hiding a TV in his pants at Wal-Mart.
Gary M. Simpson put the 22-inch LCD TV under his shirt and in his pants, trying to conceal it, when an officer stopped him at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, an arrest report said.
The officer happened to be in the store for an unrelated incident.
Simpson faces misdemeanor counts of theft, obstruction and resisting arrest. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday in Canton Municipal Court.
Dude start with iPods, Blackberrys, and cameras and then work your way up to laptops and DVD players before you try to conceal TVs. You've got to be a pro to get out with a TV in your pants and not look like you have...a TV in your pants.
But she was so intent on taking a snap that she forgot to put on the handbrake, and her car rolled away, smashing through a barrier and plunging down the hill onto the house below.
It broke through the roof and landed in the bathroom, with the front end wedged in an iron bath which broke the fall and stopped the Fiat Panda plunging further into the house.
A police spokesman said: "luckily no one was home at the time - so nobody was hurt, but the owner of the property did have a surprise when they arrived home."
How many people when they saw this photo immediately said - lady driver? Come on raise your hand so I can see it. Yeah I thought so too.
The villain looked ready for Halloween, wearing the "Star Wars" scoundrel's signature mask and sweeping black cape. He lost some authenticity points for a pair of camouflage pants.
The getup struck one customer as so funny that he started joshing with the Darth Robber after he strode into the Chase bank in Setauket. "The customer thought it might have been a joke, and not a serious attempt at a robbery," said Suffolk County police Detective Sgt. William Lamb.
But Darth wasn't kidding - and he wasn't going to be stopped by a non-Jedi Knight. He won a "shoving match" against the incredulous customer before using his piece to order him to the floor, Lamb said.
And his weapon was no joke. He was carrying a pistol instead of a lightsaber. Police released a surveillance camera image yesterday showing Darth at the teller counter, loading bills into a bag, while the customer cowers on the floor.
The fake Darth made a quick-footed getaway, and the bank was still checking its drawers late yesterday to figure out how large his take was, Lamb said.
Let me emphasize that that this person is a fake. Anyone should be able to figure it out because I don't wear camouflage pants.
Friday, July 23, 2010
A middle-aged woman wearing what appeared to be underwear over her face is wanted in connection to an overnight drive-through burglary. On Tuesday morning around 3 a.m., an employee of the 24 hour McDonald's, at 7025 S.E. 15th Street, Oklahoma, noticed that money was missing from the cash register in the drive-through.
When the manager reviewed the surveillance video, it showed a white female dressed in a black shirt, black pants, most likely a blonde wig, gloves and underwear over her face held in place with yellow paperclips, walking toward the drive-through window. A car then pulls around the business and the female walks off.
A short time later, the same suspect walked up to the drive through window, slid it open, reached into the business with a cash drawer key and opened up the register. The woman stole money from the cash drawer and walk off. The employee who was working the drive-through was somewhere else in the business at the time of the theft.
"I've seen a wide variety of crime over the last 30 years but this particular case is one of the strangest based on her method of operation and weird disguise," said Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes.
Another amateur. If you are going to rob banks then go out and invest in a decent looking mask. You don't yank off your panties and pull them over your head. That's just disgusting. I feel like puking.
A suspect accused of robbing a bank in downtown Davis, California allegedly made a critical error in her getaway plans: Locking her keys inside her car. Laura Jane Murray, 48, walked into a Union Bank and handed a note to a bank teller.
The bank teller gave Murray an undisclosed amount of cash and she left the bank and walked to her car, parked in a nearby lot. When she arrived, she discovered her keys were still inside her locked car.
Murray stopped a delivery driver at a nearby FedEx store and asked to borrow a crowbar to smash out her car window. She ended up trying to use a tool from a nearby truck to break the window, without success. Davis police arrived to find Murray still trying to break into her own car. Murray was arrested at the scene without further incident.
This is why smart bank robbers hire getaway drivers. That way you don't have to worry about transportation to and from the bank. You can concentrate on stuff those bills into your bag and avoiding the exploding pack of money. The important stuff.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
A 33-year-old resident of Lundar, Man., is facing numerous charges after a series of 911 calls in which a man demanded RCMP officers somehow bring the NHL back to the province.
"He began the conversation by saying he wanted the Jets back. He was quite upset about it," a justice source told the Winnipeg Free Press on Wednesday. The incident occurred last year but was never reported publicly by police. The Winnipeg Free Press uncovered details this week through court documents.
The potential return of the NHL has been a hot topic in recent years, with many believing it's a matter of when, not if, Winnipeg gets a team back. And while the subject usually triggers passionate debate, this is believed to be the first time it has prompted police action.
The emergency dispatcher politely told the angry caller there was nothing she could do to help him and reminded him that he was tying up a valuable resource before hanging up. But the man continued to phone back.
"He had apparently been drinking and told police he hadn't slept in days. He started talking about world conglomerates, things like that," said the source.
The final straw came when the man began insulting the 911 operator, eventually calling her a crude name. She warned him that his number had been traced and police were being sent out to arrest him.
"If you're coming to get me, can you bring me some smokes," was his reply.
Police have charged him with public mischief, false messages, harassing phone calls and obstructing justice.
Seriously this guy only had to hang in there a little longer. It's been 18 months and no one has bought the bankrupt Coyotes. Go figure. Seems no one wants to own a hockey team in the middle of a desert with a crappy lease, no fans and almost no revenue. So I figure by the end of the 2010-11 season the Coyotes will be packing their hockey bags and heading up north to Winnipeg. Dude, hopefully by then you'll be out of the slammer and able to welcome them back home.
I believe that Prime Minister Stephen Harper should show some compassion for once in his life and pardon MP Helena Guergis. She has paid her dues to society and has been fully rehabilitated so it's time for her to move on. But without a full pardon she will wear the burden of being a felon the rest of her life. Her employment opportunities will be limited and shopping trips abroad may be in jeopardy. They may even take away her tiara that she received as Miss Huronia 1992.
Just a second. Oh it seems she has never been convicted of anything. What's that, the RCMP says she's clean? I guess she doesn't need a pardon after all. Well at least can she get back into the Conservative parking lot on Parliament Hill?
A survey by nonprofit credit debt management firm CESI Debt Solutions says 80 percent of married respondents lie to their partners about spending. Which seems to mean that the non-lying 20 percent are liars, because seriously, who can be expected to be forthcoming about every last idiotic thing they buy throughout the day?
The survey makes no claims of being scientific and polled only 200 people, but it found that most people lied about clothing and accessories, with food checking in as the second-most lied-about category. The top reason given for fibbing was that the significant other doesn't need to know.
Next time you're in line at the grocery store and you roll your eyes at the person with two carts full of items refusing to leave the 10-items-or-fewer line, you might be in trouble with the law -- at least if you live in Elmhurst, Illinois. Officials of the Chicago suburb are looking into finding a way of putting an end to the practice by legal means.
The idiocy stems from a recent city council meeting where an Elmhurst resident was ejected from the room after rolling her eyes in reaction to something that was said by a council member.
Members of the Elmhurst city council have asked the City Attorney to look into the creation of a "disturbance and disorderly conduct" violation and to see if eye-rolling could somehow be shoehorned into its definition.
Illinois state law defines disorderly conduct is "an act in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another, or to provoke a breach of the peace."
While she apparently is against a prohibition on eye-rolling, the Elmhurst citizen who was booted from the meeting says she's all for having a definition of disorderly conduct in the city's books.
"I'd like for them (city officials) to have a better understanding of the open meetings act and its meaning and to understand what disorderly conduct is," she explained.
As for the City Attorney, who is slated to report back to the council on his findings on Jan. 26, he seems doubtful that rude behavior at a city council meeting should be an issue for law enforcement.Yeah the better be building some pretty big prisons down there in Illinois because they are going to need it for all the teenagers busted for rolling their eyes. The good news is that they will be closing down their high schools for lack of students. A more appropriate punishment would be to glue their eye balls in the permanent rolled back position.
A Cape Town man has appeared in court for allegedly having sex with his neighbour's poodle. Anthony Julies appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court yesterday where he faces charges of bestiality. The charges relate to an incident in June this year when the Lavender Hill man's neighbour claimed he witnessed the man having sex with his little pet.
A source close to the investigation reveals that police believe Julies, 47, may have been high on drugs at the time of the alleged incident. "He did this in front of his neighbour and he didn't even try to stop when his neighbours told him to," says the source. "According to the witnesses, the suspect told them to leave him alone when they tried to stop him. He said he must finish because he couldn't start and then stop because that wasn't right."
The source says Julies allegedly also told cops that the little dog wanted him to have sex with it. "He allegedly also said that the dog mustn't flaunt herself like that to him," says the source. Court documents say Julies was arrested on June 15 after his neighbours called the police and reported the incident.
First it was a great dane named Christine Brinkley now it's a poodle named Foo Foo. What is going on here? Guys are getting seduced by dogs in heat and getting in trouble. We can't let them get away with this. These dogs should be charged with soliciting.
The company’s website features a virtually nude woman wearing the stickers but does not provide any evidence to show the product actually works. In reality in any case, the so-called “naked” scanners just show a blurry outline of the body and not a full nude image.
The company recommends travellers remove the stickers if questioned about them by airport officials. The stickers are available for about $US15 each.
The company has been criticised on travel blogs such as Jaunted and financial blog Consumerist for being ineffective and capitalising on the fears of passengers subjected to the new airport scanners. The Jaunted website says: "They sound like regular old stickers with skin-safe adhesive, and how are scanners that can see through thick leather wallets going to be fooled by these?"
The Consumerist website says: "Not only do these stickers appear to not have any sort of technology that would prevent the scanners from seeing your bits, the full-body scanners only show the general outline of your body anyway. That means that you've slapped these expensive stickers on your body for no purpose whatsoever."
The company has acknowledged the product is controversial. “Some segments of society will undoubtedly condemn Flying Pasties for selling this product,” the website states. The product does not protect travellers from radiation.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
But the U.S. finished last despite out spending the other countries by a considerable margin. The results suggest that money does not provide positive health outcomes. Canada ranked second in outcomes which is measured through life expectancy and child mortality. However, these are not exclusively measures of good health care as they also depend on socio-economic factors and social welfare programs. The results suggest that what is important is the structure of the health care system. 'Socialized medicine' as the Americans referred to it, works much better in Europe than Canada.
In Canada, far too many patients are treated in hospital emergency departments instead of primary care providers. There is virtually no electronic health records. Access to specialists has deteriorated as have after-hours care and elective surgery. We do not provide nearly enough preventive care and coordination of services is terrible. Anyone who has had to transfer from family doctor to specialist, from hospital to nursing home, or from a facility to the community will know what I'm talking about.
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A Palestinian man was convicted of rape in Jerusalem after having consensual sex with a woman who was deceived into thinking the man was also a Jew, according to The Jerusalem Post.
Sabbar Kashur, 30, was sentenced to 18 months behind bars on Monday as part of a plea bargain for "rape by deception."
Kashur first met the woman in downtown Jerusalem in September 2008. Kashur, an Arab from East Jerusalem said he was a Jewish bachelor looking for a long-term relationship. The couple went to a nearby building and had consensual sex, according to the complaint.
The woman later discovered the man was Arab and filed a criminal complaint for indecent assault and rape. Under the plea bargain, the charge was reduced to rape by deception.
While Arabs make up 20 percent of Israel's population, relationships between Jews and Arabs are rare, England's Guardian newspaper reported. There are few integrated neighborhoods or towns.
Tzvi Segal, one of three judges in the case, said even though sex had been consensual, the woman never would have said yes if she knew Kashur was Arab.
"If she hadn't thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a serious romantic relationship, she never would have cooperated," the judges said in the ruling.
As you can see the cap hit can be quite different than the actually amount paid as a result of front-loading contracts. Pronger's, Keith's and Hossa's contracts were really pushing the envelope until the Kovalchuk bomb was dropped.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
An Aventura man was arrested on Friday and charged with having sex with his dog, a Great Dane named Christie Brinkley.
Armand M. Pacher, 64, a former insurance executive, was booked into a Miami-Dade jail on a charge of animal cruelty, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Pacher's veterinarian in Gainesville reported him to police after an office worker called him to reschedule eye surgery for the 2 ½-year-old dog and Pacher talked about sex, according to an arrest warrant.
"She doesn't seem to enjoy it as much when we have sex. Maybe it's because I haven't been as energetic lately and that's why she's not enjoying it," he allegedly told the staffer when she asked about the dog's health, the arrest warrant said.
Later, at the clinic, a veterinarian concluded that the spayed dog's body had evidence of forced sexual activity, the warrant said. The doctor said the evidence could not have come from another dog, the warrant said.
I can see the argument that his lawyer will make in court. My client actually thought he was having sex with Christine Brinkley. Your honour, Mr. Pacher is nearly blind. When he asked how Ms. Brinkley wanted it she answered 'ruff".
A South Carolina woman is accused of stuffing a McDonald's sandwich down her pants and causing a disturbance at the restaurant.
The deputy reported that when he arrived on the scene, he heard Lori Turner screaming at the cashier to “give me the (expletive) sandwich.” When the deputy noticed a large grease stain on the front of Turner's pants, he asked Turner to remove the food but Turner said she didn't have anything in her pants, according to the report.
A female officer was called on the scene to search Turner, who then reached inside her pants, removed the sandwich and placed it on the hood of the officer's patrol car, the report states. The deputy reported that Turner, who had a strong odor of alcohol on her, continued shouting profanities in front of other patrons, including several small children.
Personally I prefer something like KY jelly but a McDonald's burger would have to do in an emergency.
Monday, July 19, 2010
It started with an apology posted on Facebook by a young teen to a female friend for what she had seen him doing with her mom.
Now the mother stands accused of molesting him and three more of her daughter's 14- and 15-year-old male friends.
Cathleen M. Miller, 40, a longtime secretary for the village of Chicago Ridge and mother of three daughters, plied the teens with alcohol and marijuana and had sexual intercourse with two of them, oral sex with a third and fondled a fourth, prosecutors said.Miller denies any wrongdoing and said her daughter's friends brought their own alcohol and drugs to her home.
The sexual abuse came to light several weeks ago after one of the boys wrote an apology to Miller's eldest daughter on Facebook, Olsen said. The girl had walked in on them. His parents saw the message and went to police, he said.
As police started asking questions, Cathleen Miller checked herself into the hospital. She was considering suicide.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Pamela Anderson has been banned from unveiling a sexy new PETA ad campaign in Montreal’s Place Jacques-Cartier.
City officials have refused the actress/model a permit to officially launch her new vegetarian campaign poster, which features the busty former Baywatch babe wearing a bikini and sporting the words of butchers' cuts of meat printed all over her flesh.
Anderson flew into Montreal to meet PETA heads on Wednesday night and learned early on Thursday that the launch would not take place as planned - because Montreal dignitaries felt the ad was sexist.
In an email to PETA bosses, City Commissioner Josee Rocheford writes, "I have to inform you that we, as public officials representing a municipal government, cannot endorse this image of Ms Anderson.
"It is not so much controversial as it goes against all principles public organizations are fighting for in the everlasting battle of equality between men and women. We therefore will not give you a permit to hold your event on Place Jacques-Cartier.
Shocked Anderson, who was born and raised in Canada, tells WENN, "In a city that is known for its exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest over the suffering of cows and chickens... I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical."
PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews, adds, "I think that city officials are confusing 'sexy' with 'sexist'."
Anderson has now been forced to unveil her latest campaign ad at the privately-owned Restaurant Globe in the city.
Here is the banned PETA video.source
BaronBob.com, based in Paterson, said the $29.95 Wine Rack, available in sizes ranging from 32A to the 38C, holds enough wine to boost the bearer's bust by up to two sizes with a drinking tube attached to the right cup giving women a way to sneak sips of wine on the sly.
"You won't find this at Victoria's Secret," said Paul Krasulja of BaronBob.com.
"It's not like one boob fills up and the other goes flat," Krasulja said. "I made my girlfriend put it on, and she looked good."
He said the product gives women a method of sneaking their own alcoholic beverages into sporting events and other locations with high-priced drinks without fear of being discovered by security guards.
"You grab a woman there, fuggeddaboutit," he said. "But even if you put your hand on it, it would feel like a boob."
Probably the first decent invention coming out of New Jersey since Richard Hollingshead invented the Drive-in Theater. But they got take this one step further. You have to be with a girl to get passed security and what if it's boys night out. They have to come up with a jock strap that makes people think you have 14 inches. Not only will you have cheap booze for the night but every chick will be attracted to you like vultures.