#276 2017-05-05 16:30:11

Grandma told by police to return footballs kicked into her garden- or she could be charged with theft

Ms Freeman says two Humberside Police officers came to her house in Bridlington, Yorkshire, after her neighbours complained that she had failed to return two balls kicked into her garden the previous day.
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Her neighbour, who did not want to be named, admitted that the balls had been kicked over the wall, but said her children, aged 11 and six, were too scared to go and retrieve them.

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#277 2017-05-05 17:12:04

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Grandma told by police to return footballs kicked into her garden- or she could be charged with theft

Ms Freeman says two Humberside Police officers came to her house in Bridlington, Yorkshire, after her neighbours complained that she had failed to return two balls kicked into her garden the previous day.
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Her neighbour, who did not want to be named, admitted that the balls had been kicked over the wall, but said her children, aged 11 and six, were too scared to go and retrieve them.

Sorry to laugh, but I can't get over the fact that they sent Humberside officers to deal with a case of petty theft. Methinks I've been watching too many detective shows.

Goober, after surveying the batch of stories you just posted, I'd love to take a peek at your bookmark file. Where do you find these things?

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#279 2017-05-17 16:55:26

El Daily Stormer: Neo-Nazi website is now in Spanish, too

The Spanish site also includes appeals for donations and unpaid articles, and a forum where people complain about Chile and Argentina filling up with "negros," referring to people from Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay.

Sigh, I miss fnord...

And one for kathy:
Lockheed Martin-Funded Experts Agree: South Korea Needs More Lockheed Martin Missiles

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#280 2017-05-17 23:56:12

Back on topic: cops have super drug-detecting abilities.

Officer Carroll: "You're giving me indicators that you have consumed marijuana, okay? So at this time, I believe that your failure to maintain lane was the reason for that -- so you're being placed under arrest for DUI, okay?"

The prosecutor filed a dismissal of the DUI-drug charge five months later: "Defendant performed well on FSEs (Field Sobriety Evaluations) and blood and urine were negative."

If the lab comes up negative, does that mean the cop was wrong?  No, it's science that is fallible!

"Yeah, that's what they said," Ebner replied. "The test results were wrong, and also, if I had a urine test, it would have come back positive for drugs."

But Katelyn got her own urine test the same week as her arrest -- scanning for any metabolites that would still be in her system. The urine test was also negative for marijuana -- or other drugs.

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#281 2017-05-18 09:37:37

square wrote:

Back on topic: cops have super drug-detecting abilities.

Sorry, I put that in smokeless instead, though it really belongs in either place.

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#283 2017-05-23 19:05:27

BS the corruption there makes New England look positively celestial by comparison.

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#284 2017-05-23 22:08:12

Emmeran wrote:

BS the corruption there makes New England look positively celestial by comparison.

But that corruption happens ten stories above a beat cop's paygrade. The less seen the better.

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#285 2017-05-30 17:11:45

NJ Fire director who hit school children 3 years ago gets into 20th accident. Has had license suspended 18 times.

NEW BRUNSWICK -- A fire official who was barred from driving city vehicles after hitting three kids walking home from school three years ago has recorded his 20th accident, the city confirmed Friday.

The accident happened last week while the fire director, Robert Rawls, was driving his city-owned SUV three months after being allowed to drive city vehicles again, according to NBC News.

Rawls pleaded guilty to careless driving in 2014 in connection with an accident that injured children in a crosswalk. As part of his plea deal, he was fined $206.

Shortly after the accident, Rawls' driving history over the last decade, which included 19 accidents and multiple speeding tickets, became public. Rawls also has had his license suspended 18 times, according to previous reports.

Still getting promoted!

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#286 2017-05-30 17:35:00

The biggest political open sewer in America is the entire Northeast.  Texas and Louisiana stand in awe.

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#287 2017-06-15 06:06:53

http://high-street.org/sidepic/calvinpeeing.png


Public Urinators Conquer NYC

Will anyone notice?

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#288 2017-06-15 10:54:44

Other than Rudy Giuliani, does anybody still care if NYC is a livable city? And now that he has switched sides, does even he? The pendulum there is rapidly swinging back to the bad old 60's as everyone is focused on walling themselves off in their apartment towers and leaving the city to the rats and roaches.

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#291 2017-06-21 11:46:30

(excerpt from your second link above)

"...Investigators said examples of astrology and psychic fraud include: unrealistic promises to solve personal and financial problems, requesting money up front for performing healing rituals, gaining confidence, and presenting a plan requiring thousands of dollars in payments, and claims to remove black magic or witchcraft..."

http://freethoughtpedia.com/images/Priest_in_cuffs.jpg

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#292 2017-06-21 13:57:16

Smudge wrote:

(excerpt from your second link above)

"...Investigators said examples of astrology and psychic fraud include: unrealistic promises to solve personal and financial problems, requesting money up front for performing healing rituals, gaining confidence, and presenting a plan requiring thousands of dollars in payments, and claims to remove black magic or witchcraft..."

http://freethoughtpedia.com/images/Priest_in_cuffs.jpg

So that's how "faith healers" get away with it.  They just pass the plate to everybody in the crowd, no direct billing.

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#297 2017-06-28 07:59:41

I wonder how all those Democrats who fought so hard against his confirmation feel about him now?

But seriously, civil forfeiture is the kind of thing that, if happening in another country, would cause us to boycott their government, but the domestic version is AOK with the local politicians who just see $$ from the free money machine and state/fed level politicians who are more than happy to criminalize untraceable cash in order to force people into more traceable and taxable forms of financial transfer.

I was recently in India and they just went through a nee-plus-ultra version of this, with the government declaring that all current large denomination bills in circulation as illegal, only allowing them to be deposited into banks and traded for ATM cards. India has a simple method of taxation: It just taxes a certain percentage of every dollar deposited into your account each year, regardless of source. So if you sell a car or a load of rice or just get paid back by your brother in law, all of that is taxed. The banks do the calculation, remove the money from your account and remit it to the central government. All the banks have apps so you can pay someone easily from your phone. So, obviously, lots of people live in the cash economy, just like here. So India tried to combat this by essentially declaring any bill over $20 (cost of living adjusted, the real bills were worth less than $10 USD) invalid and everyone had 30 days to deposit them all or anybody found holding them would be arrested and all money confiscated. I'm sure the idea made US legislators delirious with jealousy.

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#298 2017-06-28 09:10:53

GooberMcNutly wrote:

I wonder how all those Democrats who fought so hard against his confirmation feel about him now?

Thomas might actually (operative word, MIGHT) break his longstanding pattern and make an uncharacteristically reasonable ruling?

Hey, anybody can have a bad day.

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#299 2017-06-28 09:25:13

GooberMcNutly wrote:

I wonder how all those Democrats who fought so hard against his confirmation feel about him now?

I can't speak for demonrats but I think Thomas hired a savvy law clerk to ghost an opinion he'll never give lip service.

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