Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene highlights

When is the last time you saw sandbags in Manhattan?




Or Grand Central Terminal completely deserted.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot of the Day



Of course there is the obligatory hoarding.

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A Weather Channel reporter with a "dramatic" on the scene report from Virginia Beach meanwhile idiots are running around steaking the reporter while others are stopping to take photos. A real crisis atmosphere.



What kind of an event would this be without a commemorative t-shirt.

Extreme Weather Exploitation Failure of the Day


Possible headline on CNN this Monday...


DID WE OVER-REACT TO HURRICANE IRENE?

Good bye Jack Layton



National nutrition week



Friday, August 26, 2011

Sign of the day



Friday Flashback: The Beatles











Chalk memorial for Jack Layton in front of Toronto’s New City Hall




Then there is the earthquake experts at MLB.com

Hurricane To Do List for New Yorkers


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Newlyweds stole food for wedding reception


A newlywed couple is accused of stealing more than $1,000 of merchandise Saturday from a supermarket that police said they intended for their wedding reception later that afternoon.

The value of the stolen items totaled $1,049.26, police said.

Arthur Phillips III, 32, and Brittany M. Lurch, 22, both of Centre Hall, married Aug. 18, and scheduled their wedding reception for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. But at 2:30 p.m., Patton Township police were called to Wegmans supermarket for a report of a retail theft.

They watched the couple on surveillance cameras put items in their shopping cart, and walk out to their car without paying, according to an affidavit filed by police. Police then arrested Phillips and Lurch, who told them the items were intended for their reception.

The couple didn’t make it to the reception. Charged with misdemeanor counts of retail theft and receiving stolen property, Phillips and Lurch remain in Centre County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Police said they found a glass smoking pipe with marijuana residue while searching the couple’s car. Philips was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hey I enjoy shopping at Wegmans too, though I usually leave them some cash on the way out. Seriously, look at these two people. They are obviously a product of the economic downtown and deserve to have some kind of a wedding reception. I'm sure they weren't thinking big, just some nachos and Tastykakes complements of Wegmans.

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'Naked Rambler' leaves jail naked, jailed again


Stephen Gough won't put any clothes on and British authorities say they won't stop locking him up until he does. The 52-year-old former soldier, known as the "naked rambler," has spent most of the last decade in prison in Scotland. Yesterday, he walked (naked) out of prison after serving a sentence for breaching the peace and was arrested again within 60 seconds, the BBC reports. He was sentenced to 22 months for breaching the peace and for being in contempt of court by not wearing any clothes.

Gough—who quit his job as a truck driver in 2004 and walked the 900-mile length of Britain wearing only socks and a hat—insists that it is his human right to walk around naked. "What I am doing is based on my belief about what I am and what I am is not indecent," he told the court yesterday. "Ordinary people have prejudices and intolerances."

Yes I know people find him offensive and his behaviour is clearly anti-social but locking up a non-violent person who poses no real danger to society is ridiculous. Well that's my opinion.

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Multitasking driver charged but at least he wasn't texting


A Louisville man is facing multiple charges after police said he was having sex and drinking beer while driving. According to arrest records, Jeffersontown police officers saw a car driving recklessly on South Hurstbourne Parkway at about 1:13 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police said they saw 58-year-old George E. Howard drink from a can of beer while continuing to drive in a reckless manner. A female passenger was bent over with her head between Howard's legs, police said. Howard swerved multiple times, almost colliding with a kerb and causing an accident, according to arrest records.

Police said that upon contact with Howard, he smelled strongly of alcohol, had glassy eyes, was confused and unsteady on his feet, and once out of the vehicle, Howard's pants fell to the ground. Howard told officers he was having sex while driving and had consumed alcohol, according to arrest records.

The female passenger was trying to hide beer in her dress, police said. Howard failed several field sobriety tests, police said. Howard was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and second-degree wanton endangerment.

I want this goofy parrot

Who needs a library?



National nutrition week



Thursday, August 25, 2011

The great Canadian pliance jump

The goalie equipment adds a nice touch.




I want this hedgehog

This looks like it could be a good house pet. They don't run around, bark, climb on the furniture - they don't even seem to move.

10 years since 9/11

In 17 days it will be the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. I will continue to highlight those events of 2001.


September 18, 2001 - The Justice Department publishes an interim regulation allowing non-citizens suspected of terrorism to be detained without charge for 48 hours or "an additional reasonable period of time" in the event of an "emergency or other extraordinary circumstance." The new rule is used to hold hundreds indefinitely until the USA Patriot Act passes in October.


September 20, 2001 - President Bush announces the new cabinet-level Office of Homeland Security, to be led by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Ridge later becomes secretary of a new Homeland Security Department.


September 20, 2001 -In an address to a joint session of Congress, President Bush declares, "Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."




October 2, 2001 - The Patriot Act is introduced in Congress. The next day, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D) accuses the Bush administration of reneging on an agreement on this anti-terrorist bill.

That was the mother of all electrical storms last night


Toronto Lightning Storm August 2011

Well there was no tornado touching down in Toronto last night and not even much wind. But that had to have been the biggest electrical storm I have ever witnessed. Hundred of bolts lightning lit up the sky for several hours. It is reported that the CN Tower was hit several dozen times.

National nutrition week



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sign of the day


Just $10 for all three!!

That's what's in cappuccino



Belgian mayor's rooftop sex caught on Internet

The Internet one again exposes the private life of a politician for the whole world to see. Below is an anonymous amateur video that shows how the Aalst mayor Ilse Uyttersprot on holiday 4 years ago having sex on a rooftop with her fiance. No one is saying why the video came out now. Does this really matter since she was on vacation with her fiance at the time. I would expect they might get in some sex while on vacation but the location may not show the best of judgment.

10 years since 9/11

In 18 days it will be the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. I will continue to highlight those events of 2001.


Members of bin Laden's family are driven or flown under FBI supervision to a secret assembly point in Texas and then to Washington, where they leave the country on a private plane when most flights were still grounded. Top White House officials personally approve these evacuations.


The two black boxes for Flight 77 are found on September 14, 2001. FBI Director Robert Mueller later says Flight 77's data recorder provides altitude, speed, headings and other information, but the voice recorder contains "nothing useful." Yet they refuse to release the recordings.

Congress authorizes President George W. Bush to use "all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons."


Osama bin Laden denies any involvement in the 9/11 attacks in a statement to Al Jazeera television on September 16, 2001, saying, "I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons."



U.S. military sources give the FBI information that several of the 9/11 hijackers, including leader Mohamed Atta, may have received training at U.S. military installations. Three hijackers listed their address on drivers licenses and car registrations as the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. Atta graduated from the US International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The media drops the story after the Air Force issues a statement saying that while the names are similar, "we are probably not talking about the same people."


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Hump Day Hottie

Charlize Theron

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

National nutrition week



10 years since 9/11

In 19 days it will be the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. I will continue to highlight those events of 2001.


Bush brought together his most senior national security advisers in a bunker beneath the White House grounds at 9:30 PM EST. It was just 13 hours after the deadliest attack on the U.S. homeland in the country's history. At the war cabinet, discussion turned to whether Usama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and the Taliban were the same. Tenet said they were. Usama bin Laden had bought his way into Afghanistan, supplying the Taliban with tens of millions of dollars.

The war cabinet finishes it's meeting and has decided to embark upon a military strike against Afghanistan, and a prolonged war on terror.


At about 10:00 PM EST Giuliani announces New York City schools will be closed Wednesday and no more volunteers are needed for Tuesday evening's rescue efforts. He says there is hope that there are still people alive in rubble. He also says that power is out on the westside of Manhattan and that health department tests show there are no airborne chemical agents about which to worry.

The last survivor to be removed alive from the WTC collapse debris was Genelle Guzman-McMillan, who was removed at 12:30 PM on September 12th, 27 hours after its initial collapse. She was a Port Authority employee who worked on the 64th floor of the North Tower.



September 12, 2001 - U.S. officials say they have identified "all of the hijackers", who very obligingly are found to have left numerous clues such as a copy of the Koran, a flight training video and a fuel consumption calculator in luggage that supposedly failed to make the connection to the alleged Flight AA11, and Arabic language flight training manuals in a rented white Mitsubishi Mirage found at Boston's Logan airport late Tuesday the 11th. It is estimated that the conspiracy must have involved hundreds if not thousands, and, in an attempt to explain why Western intelligence was "oblivious" to the plot, it is suggested that Osama bin Laden planted agents inside the U.S. military and intelligence services.

Barbara Eden is 77 today






Man robbed bank, then returned money after girlfirend yells at him


A Butler Township man claiming to a have a bomb demanded money from a bank teller in Sugarloaf Township on Monday, only to return it minutes later after a scolding from his girlfriend, police said.

Otto C. McNab Jr., 36, of 73 E. Foothills Drive, Drums, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank in Mountain Top on Monday evening, hours after demanding money from a bank teller at Susquehanna Bank and telling the employee he had a bomb and was willing to detonate it.

"Times are tough," McNab told reporters as he was escorted by police into Swank's office Monday night. "You gotta do what you have to do to support your family."

Sugarloaf Township Officer Brent Brown said McNab was cooperative and did not put up a struggle with police, who assisted at the scene while taking him into custody at his house a few minutes after the robbery was reported.

Swank set McNab's bail at $50,000 due to the seriousness of the charges.

According to an affidavit of probable cause:

McNab entered the bank around 12:15 p.m. Monday and told the teller, "I have a bomb. Give me the money or I'm going to set it off."

He left the bank with $2,262 and returned to his vehicle, where his girlfriend sat waiting. Unaware McNab had planned to rob the bank, his girlfriend yelled at him. He returned the money and left the parking lot.

Using a description of the vehicle, police located McNab in the area of state Route 309 in Butler Township. Police took McNab into custody after stopping him as he pulled into his driveway.

McNab is charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and terroristic threats. McNab's girlfriend will not face charges, police said.

A classic example of how women can ruin your life. He gets away with ripping off a bank for $2,262 but then he decides to listen to his girlfriend. So now he's sitting in jail.
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Panic hits Toronto streets after wimpy 5.8 earthquake

Seriously, can you believe the reaction from this guy over a mild little tremor. My wife's snoring is more violent then that pathetic quake. But at least this time they didn't evacuate half of downtown Toronto.

National nutrition week



Monday, August 22, 2011

What was that password again?



10 years since 9/11

In 20 days it will be the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. I will continue to highlight those events of 2001.


U.S. officials say there are "good indications" that Saudi militant Osama bin Laden, suspected of coordinating the bombings of two U.S. embassies in 1998 and a bomb attack against the USS Cole in 2000, is involved in the attacks, based on "new and specific" information developed since the attacks.


7 World Trade Center, also known as the Salomon Bros. Building, a 47-story building that had sustained damage from falling debris and widespread fires, collapses at 5:20 PM EST. The building contained New York's emergency operations center, operated by the NYC Office of Emergency Management, originally intended to respond to disasters such as the September 11 terrorist attacks. Due to the emergency personnel having more than enough time to evacuate the building since the collapse of the North Tower, there are no injuries or deaths as a result of the collapse.




Efforts to locate survivors in the rubble that had been the twin towers continue. Fleets of ambulances are lined up to transport the injured to nearby hospitals, but they stand empty. "Ground Zero", as the site of the WTC collapse becomes known henceforth, is the exclusive domain of New York City's Fire Department and Police Department, despite volunteer steel and construction workers who stand ready to move large quantities of debris quickly. Relatives and friends of victims or likely victims, many displaying enlarged photographs of the missing printed on home computer printers, have appeared around New York. The New York Armory at Lexington Avenue and 26th Street and Union Square Park at 14th Street and Broadway become centers of vigil.

The New York Police Department says that at least 78 officers are missing. The city also says that as many as half of the first 400 firefighters on the scene were killed.



President Bush addresses the nation from the White House at 8:30 PM EST. Among his statements: "Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts," "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve," and "The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts...we will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them."

As Bush speaks, members of Congress tell CNN that during private briefings with senior administration officials, they were told that the administration had enough evidence that it was "confident" the attacks are the work of Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terrorist network.


Driving school instructor offered wine to teens


Coralville police say a driving instructor is charged with providing alcohol to minors for allegedly offering wine to two teenage girls during driving time and then continuing with their lessons.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says Friday that police say Frederick Binder, of Mount Pleasant, offered wine to the girls at a restaurant on June 27. He operates Auto Right Driving School.

The newspaper says a third driving student did not take any wine and told her father, who contacted police.

National nutrition week



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sign of the day



10 years since 9/11

In 21 days it will be the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. I will continue to highlight those events of 2001.


President Bush, speaking from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, says that all appropriate security measures are being taken, including putting the U.S. military on high alert worldwide. He asks for prayers for those killed or wounded in the attacks and says, "Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts."




The Pentagon says five warships and two aircraft carriers will leave the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia, to protect the East Coast from further attack and to reduce the number of ships in port. The two carriers, the USS George Washington and the USS John F. Kennedy, are headed for the New York coast. Other ships headed to sea include frigates and guided missile destroyers capable of shooting down aircraft.



The FAA announces there will be no U.S. commercial air traffic until noon EDT Wednesday at the earliest. It's nearly a week before air travel returns to normal within the United States.


At a news conference at 2:39 AM EST, Mayor Giuliani says that subway and bus services are partially restored in New York City. Asked about the number of people killed, Giuliani says, "I don't think we want to speculate about that -- more than any of us can bear." , Mayor Giuliani says that subway and bus services are partially restored in New York City. Asked about the number of people killed, Giuliani says, "I don't think we want to speculate about that -- more than any of us can bear."


Amy Fisher turns 37 today



The decline of the American Empire


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That's got to hurt