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Old 04-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #7426
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Dear Captain,

Hate space, Vaporized McCoy, Stole shuttle craft,
Kiss my Vulcan ass!

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #7427
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Boy, 5, brings 50 packets of heroin to school for show and tell
http://news.yahoo.com/boy-5-brings-5...173703255.html

6-year-old Conn. boy dies in wood chipper accident while helping dad during school vacation
http://news.yahoo.com/6-old-conn-boy...234308213.html

FBI replaces bin Laden on Ten Most Wanted list
http://news.yahoo.com/fbi-replaces-b...163340983.html
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #7428
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...LEFTTopStories

George Zimmerman charged with Second Degree Murder. I'm thinking the prosecution is shooting a little high on that one.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #7429
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If Manslaughter is a lesser included charge, that sounds about right.
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Keith Moon, The Who drummer who died in 1978, was invited to play at the Olympics

Ever since Beijing put on one of the most spectacular coordinated displays in human history at the 2008 Olympic opening ceremony, observers have wondered how London could possibly improve on it. This would be a start.

Organizers for the 2012 ceremony recently asked the manager of The Who if legendary drummer Keith Moon would be able to perform at the London Games. It was a fine idea, except that Moon has been dead for 34 years.

Bill Curbishley told The Times how he responded to the request.

"I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to The Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old,'" he said. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him."

That's well done, Bill. Well done.

The surviving members of The Who, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend, still tour and are expected to play some role in the Olympic festivities. Nothing against the band who gave the world "Quadrophenia" and "Tommy," but if you're going to go for big names to play at the Olympics, why not try and get John Lennon and George Harrison to stage a Beatles reunion? Go for the gold, as they say.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols turned down an invitation to play the closing ceremony. No excuse was reported. Whatever it was, I doubt it was as good as Moon's.
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Pfft, ask Jimi Hendrix. Or Beethoven.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:18 PM   #7432
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Yeah it would be kind of tough to get The Beatles back together.

They'd have to use a dust buster around Central Park to gather up Lennon - - and Harrison - they'd have to figure out where he drifted to in the Ganges river.
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Super Secret Hypersonic Aircraft Flew Out of Its Skin

t turns out that tearing through the atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound is bad for the skin, even if you're a super high-tech aircraft developed by the government's best engineers at its far-out research agency.

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, has made public its best guess about what might have caused its unmanned arrowhead-shaped Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) to suddenly lose contact and crash in the Pacific just a few minutes after slicing through the sky at Mach 20 last August: it was going so fast its skin peeled off.

After an eight-month investigation, DARPA concluded that even though the HTV-2 was expected to lose some of its skin mid-flight, "larger than anticipated portions of the vehicle's skin peeled from the aerostructure," the agency said in a statement Friday.

The agency said it expected the HTV-2, which goes so fast it can make the commute from New York to Los Angeles in 12 minutes, to experience "impulsive shock waves" at such speeds, but shocks it experienced last August were "more than 100 times what the vehicle was designed to withstand."

While the test was very public, the details of the HTV-2's design, stability system and potential purpose remain highly classified.

Two months after DARPA's test, the Army tested its own hypersonic aircraft - this one a long-range weapon system called the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) designed to strike any target in the world in just a couple hours.
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North Korea has a terrible Poker Face.

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2 teen girls sunbathing on Pa. road struck by car

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Police say two teenage girls who fell asleep while sunbathing on a rural Pennsylvania road have been struck by a car.

The Beaver County Police Department tells WTAE-TV (http://bit.ly/KoTXi9 ) that 13-year-olds Samantha Schermanhorn and Kaylie George were hit by the vehicle Sunday afternoon.

Two of Samantha's cousins tell the station that their 19-year-old brother had stopped at a stop sign and made a turn before striking the girls with his car.

Nicole and Nicholas Beck say the girls were conscious and told them that they had fallen asleep while suntanning. The cousins say their brother was questioned by police after the crash.

The girls were airlifted to a hospital. Officials with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh tell the station that the girls are in fair condition Sunday night.

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That boy should've done the world a favor and backed up afterwards.
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This freakin' waste of space needs a padded cell by herself for the rest of her natural life

Octomom Files for Bankruptcy, Delays Auction of Her Home

Just one day after Nadya "Octomom" Suleman insisted "I am making money" and could afford a $520 haircut, she claimed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The single mom-of-14 filed in federal court on Friday, three days before her graffiti-covered La Habra, California, home was set to hit the auction block because she hasn't made a mortgage payment in a year. In the court papers, the 36-year-old listed her assets as $50,000 and her debts up to $1 million. Amongst her creditors: Verizon Wireless, bottled water company Sparkletts, Indy Mac Mortgage, Orkin Pest Control, the Department of Motor Vehicles, a Christian school, and the gas, electric, and water companies. "I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman, who is on welfare, said in a statement on Monday. "But I have to do what is best for my children and I need a fresh start."

Suleman's filing postpones the auction of her home, but not for long. Amir Haddadin, the man who loaned Octomom $450,000 so she could buy the residence, tells RadarOnline that the new date is May 7. As for her going bankrupt, he adds, "This is not surprising … and now the bank will have to deal with it." But although he would like to recoup the money he lost for giving Suleman and her 14 children a place to live, Haddadin doesn't want to see them homeless. "I feel so sorry for those children and I worry about them. What kind of life are they living now? Going to the bathroom in the backyard of the house in portable toilets -- they aren't animals. Does Nadya realize that? Truly, what kind of life can these children have with her as a mother?"

The same day as her filing became public, Suleman said in an interview with HLN that she would consider doing porn — something she always said she would never do — if it meant earning money to take care of her large brood. "You know if the opportunity comes up I'll be the first to admit, I'm gonna eat my words!," said Octomom, who posed topless for a measly $8,000 in March. "Because all that matters is that I can take care of my family. If it's a job, and it's a well-paying job, and it's gonna allow me to get out of here and move [my kids] into a very safe, huge home that they deserve … I'm gonna do it."

Last week, Suleman's hairdresser went to police with photos she took of what she claimed were the octuplets — dirty and only dressed in T-shirts and diapers — using training potties in the backyard because the toilet in the house was broken. CPS did pay a visit to the home, but after a 90-minute inspection the staffers didn't feel the children were in any real danger.
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Dentist pulls out all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth after split

If you're planning a trip to the dentist, it might not be the wisest decision to make your appointment with the person you just broke up with.

A Polish woman is facing three years in prison after she removed all of her ex-boyfriend's teeth during dental surgery just days after their breakup.

"I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions," Anna Mackowiak, 34, told the Austrian Times. "But when I saw him lying there I just thought, 'What a bastard' and decided to take all his teeth out."

Marek Olszewski, 45, reportedly showed up at Mackowiak's dental office complaining of toothache just days after he broke up with her. She then allegedly gave him a "heavy dose" of anesthetic, locked the door and began removing all of his teeth one at a time.

"I knew something was wrong because when I woke up I couldn't feel any teeth and my jaw was strapped up with bandages," Olszewski said.

"She told me my mouth was numb and I wouldn't be able to feel anything for a while and that the bandage was there to protect the gums, but that I would need to see a specialist," he said.

"I didn't have any reason to doubt her, I mean I thought she was a professional."

Adding to his trauma, Olszewski said his new girlfriend has already left him over his now toothless appearance.

"And I'm going to have to pay a fortune on getting indents or something," he said.

Mackowiak is currently being investigated for medical malpractice.
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Why Couldn't Marissa Alexander Stand Her Ground in Florida?

What happened to Marissa Alexander sure sounds a lot like 'standing your ground': her abusive husband came after her, choked her, and when she finally broke free, she grabbed a gun fired a single warning shot into ceiling ... so why is she set to serve 20 years in jail?

Well, we imagine her prosecutor Angela Corey, who's also charging George Zimmerman, has the unfulfilling answers. The Florida Times Union's Charles Broward reported on April 21, "A judge denied [Alexander] immunity in a Stand Your Ground hearing. And after a jury found her guilty, she faces a mandatory term of 20 years in prison." Yes, there's the rage-inducing fact that Zimmerman who allegedly pursued and killed Trayvon Martin was allowed to walk free that night while Alexander is going to spend 20 years of her life in prison for a single warning shot. But it's also complex in that, those seeking justice for Trayvon Martin may have to side with a prosecutor who give denies Alexander's (and the NAACP's) plea for a "stand your ground" ruling, like the one that was initially afforded to Zimmerman.
"There's a double standard with stand your ground," says Isaiah Rumlin, president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the NAACP. "The law is applied differently between African-Americans and whites who are involved in these types of cases." As Time's Touré points out, "there is one last sliver of hope left for Alexander: the court will soon hear arguments for a retrial." Jacksonville's News 4 added yesterday, "Judge James Daniel set a post-trial motions hearing for 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Daniel said if the motions are denied, she could be sentenced as soon as next week."
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I guess maybe she should have put the warning shot into his chest?
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I feel like something is missing. She shot the ceiling and is serving time for it?

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Nope, she shot the ceiling. What exactly did they charge her with? That's awful.
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The results of who should be in the next Avengers movie as voted on in one of Canada's national newspapers. Ms. Marvel is a good pick. Wolverive won't ever make it there.

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/05...ourite-heroes/
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That's news instead of comic book adaptions material?
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why are they using different wolverine and caps? why not just logan and whats his face before punisher took him out?
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why are they using different wolverine and caps? why not just logan and whats his face before punisher took him out?
Logan (a nickname/or alias) is the same guy as James Howlett (His birth name)

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Teen held in parents' killings signs autographs

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A teenager accused of bludgeoning his parents with a hammer before hosting a party at their home signs jailhouse autographs exclaiming "It's hammer time," calls himself "hammer boy," and says he has seen and talked to the devil, a fellow inmate told police.

The inmate, Justin Toney, described 18-year-old Tyler Hadley's jailhouse fame in interviews outlined in investigative files released by prosecutors.

Hadley has pleaded not guilty in the bludgeonings last July of Blake and Mary-Jo Hadley. Toney told investigators that Hadley is known as "Hambo" and "Bamm-Bamm" by other inmates and that he has given autographs, including some on news articles about his case.

Every time a new inmate is admitted, Toney said in the Feb. 21 interview, Hadley makes an introduction.

"What's up man?" Toney quoted Hadley as saying. "You know who I am? I'm the hammer boy."

The inmate says Hadley has given differing accounts of why he allegedly committed the crimes. First, he said, Hadley blamed it on medication he was on. Later, though, he said Hadley explained it was because he wanted to have a party and knew his parents wouldn't let him.

"All this to have a party?" Detective Kristin Meyer of the Port St. Lucie Police asked. "That's what he said," Toney replied.

Toney said Hadley told him he'd been contemplating the killings for about three weeks and had considered using a garden tool instead.

"He said he seen the devil," Toney said. "He said he talked to the devil and the devil talked to him."

Still, there are glimpses of a different Hadley in the files. Toney said Hadley would sometimes bring him a ramen noodle cup, and often expressed remorse for his alleged crimes. In a log of a jailhouse visit with his older brother, Ryan, Hadley tells his brother he loves him and tells him to tell others he says hello and loves them too. Kelly Reynolds, who was interviewed by police but whose relationship to Hadley wasn't made clear, said he was an altar boy.

Hadley's public defender, Mark Harllee, did not return a call Friday seeking comment.

Hadley told a friend interviewed by police, Daniel Roberts, that his father had punched him in the face several times and had shown signs of injuries at times, according to the files. But Toney said Hadley told him he'd never been beaten or molested, and Ryan Hadley called his parents "awesome" and his brother a "pathological liar."

Police have said about 60 people gathered for a party at Hadley's house after his parents were killed, playing beer pong, smoking cigars and drinking. Friends described Hadley as being in a good mood and hospitable.

Toney said Hadley claimed to have spent $2,000 on drugs and alcohol for the party, describing it as "so much fun." He said Hadley knew he had "shocked the world" and realized something about his parents as he allegedly attacked them with a hammer.

"I said, 'Did they try to stop you?'" Toney asked about the attack. "And he was like, 'No, that's how I knew that they really loved me.'"
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seoul, south korea (ap) — south korea says it's strengthening customs inspections in a crackdown on the smuggling of chinese-made capsules filled with powdered human flesh.

The state-run korea customs service said monday that since last august it has discovered 35 attempts to smuggle from china about 17,450 such capsules disguised as stamina-boosters.

Customs officials say the capsules were made from dead babies and infants in northeastern china, and that ethnic koreans living there tried to smuggle them into south korea.

The officials say some people believe the capsules are a panacea for disease, but an investigation shows they contain superbacteria and other harmful ingredients.
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you could call it welfare for former presidents.

It's a little-noticed part of the federal budget: Each year u.s. Taxpayers pick up the tab for the expenses of our former presidents. For the likes of carter, clinton and bush that means free rent, postage, phone and office staff — all courtesy of the u.s. Taxpayer.

In 2010, taxpayer-financed expenses included $15,000 for jimmy carter's postage, $579,000 for bill clinton's rent and a whopping $830,000 for george w. Bush's phone bill. It adds up: All told, u.s. Taxpayers were on the hook for more than $3 million of expenses for the four surviving former u.s. Presidents.

They certainly don't seem to need the money. These days being a former u.s. President is a lucrative business. After all, bill clinton raked in more than $10 million just in speaking fees last year. George w. Bush made even more: $15 million just for giving speeches.

This entitlement for the very rich was put in place when at least one former president wasn't rich. Congress created this presidential entitlement in 1958 because harry truman couldn't afford to pay his bills.

Now that former presidents have plenty of cash, rep. Jason chaffetz, r-utah, is leading a bipartisan effort to end the gravy train, cutting off taxpayer-paid expenses for any ex-president making more than $400,000 a year. His bill recommends limiting presidents to a $200,000 annual pension and $200,000 in annual expenses, unless their personal income surpasses that.

"presidents should get a compensation package. They should get a retirement, and they should get some expenses," says chaffetz. "but if they're going to go out on the trail, and they're going to give speeches, write books and make money, then there comes a point where you say, okay, the tax payer shouldn't be responsible for also footing the bill for the office expenses, and the telephone paper, and the personnel, and those offices."

check out this week's spinners and winners to see why ex-presidents are so costly, and what other efforts are being considered to try to reign in those costs.
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