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Main / Weird Barber Shop Experience
Aug 11, 2013, 02:54 AM
So, I walk into a barber shop at the same time as a woman.  The barber shop is run entirely by women.

There is a barber sitting there doing nothing. She ignores me.

She several times talks to the woman who entered the shop at the same time as me (in Spanish which I did not understand).

Finally, the woman who entered the shop at the same time as me said in English:  "I am not with him"

It seems to me that the barber had some kind of understanding that I belonged to the woman who entered at the same time as me so she should talk to the woman not me.

I think men are almost property of women now (just like women supposedly used to be property of men).
My 19 year old son calls in the middle of the night. He says simply "come get me." I don't ask questions. " say "I'll be right there."  He is home from college staying with ex wife and most pertinent here 16 year old younger sister.

I pick him up. He has his suit cases packed and his other belongings. After we leave, "what is going on?"  X (his younger sister) is attacking him and mom won't do anything. Verbally or physically? Physically, and she threatened to call the police.

So, there you have it. Apparently, my daughter is attacking my son and threatening him with the police. Kind of strange given her mother did that to me some 10 years ago leading to my arrest and of course divorce. I had done nothing.  Her boyfriend who I didn't know existed until that night moved into my house before I even bailed out of jail.

My daughter is a really sweet girl around me, but according to her brother not so with him.  Her brother is a very fine decent young man.

My real inclination is to just ignore this situation because I cannot really think anything to do that wouldn't cause more trouble.

This is ironic because of the other thread about a girl lying about kidknapping and the statements that she should be punished.

Yes, but how when she doesn't live in my house, and isn't the best approach to try to be a positive role model rather than creating more controversy?

WOMEN'S SUPPORT groups have called on Judge Seán Martin MacBride to apologise after remarks he made at Monaghan District Court this week.

The judge made the remarks after he heard a number of cases in which women, having alleged that they had been assaulted by their partners, withdrew the charges in court.

The judge told the court he was "getting tired of these cases".

"I am sick to the teeth of this. I must have heard 50 of these cases this year alone," he said.

"The Director of Public Prosecutions should be asked to consider prosecuting such complaints for wasting Garda time and resources."

Two women's support groups in the area yesterday spoke on local radio station Northern Sound criticising the judge's comments.

"I think 'flabbergasted' was one word that was used a lot for this," said Paula McGovern, spokeswoman for Sonas Housing.

"I think that there is a lack of understanding [of] what a woman might be going through, the pressure she could be under, the threats to drop the charges," she added.

"These women are not saying the assault did not happen, they just dropped the charges. We know there is a lot of victim blaming going on.

"In this case the victim has withdrawn the charges and there is a lot of pressure on the woman to stay in the situation. There is a lot of stigma involved in domestic violence. It is not really talked about in the open and I think it would be nice if he did apologise but we need greater accountability from judges."

Siobhán McKenna of Tearmann Domestic Violence Services in Monaghan said: "I understand where the judge is coming from, and sometimes it can be frustrating, but he has to understand the reasons why the women do this.

"You are talking about fear, the fear of the perpetrator; the fear of appearing in an open court, taking the stand; the chances of your name appearing in the local paper.

"You have to think of the cycle of abuse and the fear the woman is living with. Women often hope and think about changing the perpetrator but we know from experience this is unlikely."

Ms McKenna added: "Women that we deal with are telling us they are devastated by these comments of the judge. He needs to understand the dynamics of this, but he does not.

"What is needed is the courts, the Courts Service and the gardaí working together but they do not support each other."
Main / Serial Foot Licker
Jul 18, 2012, 09:04 AM

Possible serial foot-licker in custody after police bust 49-year-old Anthony Parri for inappropriately touching two young girls in upstate NY library
'I am being set up by the President Barack Obama and the city and the federal government,' Parri said outside court.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 1:00 AM

Alleged foot-licker Anthony Parri proclaims his innocence and rants about President Obama outside court on Tuesday.

Police have a possible serial foot-licker in custody after a 49-year-old man was arrested for inappropriately touching two young girls at an upstate New York library.

Anthony Parri allegedly took off a child's shoe and rubbed the girl's foot against his nose and mouth in one of two incidents Tuesday at Penfield Library, according to reports.

One of the alleged attacks happened in an open area in the children's section, library director Bernadette Brickman told WHAM, ABC's affiliate in Rochester. The child's mom and a library employee witnessed the abuse and called the cops, according to the station.

Parri was arraigned on charges of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, WHAM reported. He proclaimed his innocence and rambled on about conspiracy theories, but is being held without bail.

"I am being set up by the President Barack Obama and the city and the federal government," he told WHAM outside court.

Authorities are investigating whether Parri is connected to five similar cases in nearby Pittsford and Brighton. In those incidents a man approached young girls, ages 5 to 10, and licked their feet.

Parri has two prior convictions for attempted murder and assault dating back to the late 1980s, according to court documents obtained by WHAM.

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Main / Funny as heck, OT
May 10, 2012, 11:55 AM
I know WV doesn't like him due to his position on coal.
Nevertheless, this is funny as heck and a statement of the unpopularity of Obama / Biden.
I would say there is no way they win except I think the system is rigged.

In an embarrassment to President Obama, Federal Inmate No. 11593-051 - otherwise known as Keith Judd - won 10 counties and 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday.

This image shows federal prisoner Keith Judd at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas in this March 15, 2008 file photo.

The Beaumont Enterprise courtesy of Keith R. Judd/AP/File

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Mr. Judd is incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, where he is serving a 210-month sentence for extortion, according to The Charleston Gazette. Judd had paid the $2,500 filing fee and submitted a notarized "certificate of announcement" to appear on the ballot.

He is even qualified to have a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, because he won at least 15 percent of vote. However, no one has stepped forward to fill that role.

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But those are just details. The Republicans are having a field day with this slap at the president. Mr. Obama is deeply unpopular in West Virginia and was already certain to lose the small mountainous state in November. But the fact that enough people bothered to turn out in an uncontested primary to register a protest against the incumbent is telling.

"Just how unpopular does someone have to be for this to happen?" says Joe Pounder, research director and deputy communications director at the Republican National Committee, in a statement.

He notes that Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wouldn't say whom he voted for in the primary. "Apparently, it's a smarter political calculation to let people believe you may have voted for the guy in federal prison over the sitting president of your own party. Just saying," Mr. Pounder writes.

West Virginia's Democratic governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, has also not revealed his vote. Energy is a big issue in his state - America's second-biggest producer of coal - and the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of mining-related permits has angered the local industry, writes the Associated Press.

In addition to being a convicted felon, Judd is also a serial presidential candidate. In the 2008 Idaho Democratic primary, he finished third behind Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton with 1.7 percent of the vote, per The Charleston Gazette.

According to the website for the secretary of State of West Virginia, the state's primaries are closed. Major party members are required to "vote the ballot" of their party. But "all the major parties allow members of minor parties and unaffiliated voters to vote their ballots upon request," the site says.

Still, the 41 percent who voted for Judd had to have included a lot of registered Democrats. One voter, an electrician named Ronnie Brown from Cross Lanes, W.Va., told the AP that he's a conservative Democrat who voted "against Obama."

"I don't like him," Mr. Brown said. "He didn't carry the state before, and I'm not going to let him carry it again."

And yes, Brown did vote for Judd - or "that guy out of Texas," as he put it.
Main / Unusual Observation
May 04, 2012, 02:05 PM

I was at a BQ place yesterday. The  couple in line behind me was all over each other with a lot of blatant displays off affection. They also saying things affectionate to each other.

I very, very rarely see that anymore.  I think when I was younger that would not have been unusual at all.

This should not be very interesting at all (it should be of course entirely normal).

However, again, at least in my world, I don't see it very often anymore.

I think  this says something about the status of relations between males and females.
Main / Police Drone
Oct 31, 2011, 11:16 AM
DHS-Funded Taser Drone Launched in Texas
UAV used against insurgents in Afghanistan can incapacitate suspects from above
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, October 31, 2011
A Department of Homeland Security-funded surveillance drone deployed against insurgents in Afghanistan that can also be used to tase suspects from above has been unveiled by the Montgomery County Sheriff's office and will be operational within a month.

"At $500,000 a pop, Montgomery county spent $250,000 to get the UAV. The rest was covered by a Department of Homeland Security grant," reports
Although its initial role will be limited to surveillance, the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, previously used against suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and East Africa, has the ability to tase suspects from above as well as carrying 12-gauge shotguns and grenade launchers.
"We look forward to utilizing it in a variety of capacities that protect our employees from harm to the extent possible and to enhance the protection to our citizens and their safety," said Montgomery County Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel.
The ShadowHawk is a 50lb mini drone chopper that can be fitted with an XREP taser with the ability to fire four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet, delivering "neuromuscular incapacitation" to the victim. The drone can travel at a top speed of 70MPH and can operate for 3.5 hours over land and sea.
A video clip of the drone shows off its impressive maneuverability as it tails a suspect attempting to evade capture with sophisticated object tracking technology. Another video shows the drone conducting surveillance of two individuals involved in a firearm transaction.

More powerful military Predator drones are already being used to kill American citizens overseas, including 16-year-old Denver-born Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, prompting fears that drones could be used within the United States to meter out extrajudicial punishment, something that surpasses anything George Orwell predicted in 1984.
The fact that the drone was partly funded with DHS grant money further illustrates how the Department of Homeland Security is determined to turn America into a high-tech police state.
While the federal agency openly flouts immigration laws by authorizing illegal aliens to work in the U.S., billions of dollars have been poured into "homeland security needs" for state and local governments to keep tabs on the American people, including the rollout of a surveillance camera network that is now blanketing major cities across the nation.
Even more Orwellian are proposals also being backed by the federal government to turn street lights into sophisticated surveillance tools that can not only record video and conversations, but also have "homeland security" applications including displaying messages that encourage Americans to report on each other as part of DHS' 'See Something, Say Something' snitch campaign.


I am offended at several levels.  I will just mention a few.

1) At the same time, the government seeks to limit the arms of law abiding citizens, it is arming itself to the teeth -- not just against foreign states but against its own citizens. Montgomery County is an average county not known particularly for trouble.

2) The government seems to have infinite money while its citizens are suffering.

3) Generally, I just don't like the idea of the cops having the ability to blast me (or others from a drone). 
Main / More 1984 Double Speak
Oct 31, 2011, 02:53 AM
How many days have passed since Obama said the troops would be home for Christmas?

According to the Drudge Report, U.S. Troops will be massed in Kuwait to provide security for Iraq and for potential action in Iran.

A man means what he says and says what he means.

The government has been feminized into a bunch of feminist like deceit, deception, and double speak.

You cannot take seriously one word that comes out of the mouths of these people.

Weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? 

Humanitarian mission in Libya?

These are two of the biggest lies.

The troops home for Christmas is the next.


UNION, S.C. (AP) -- Union police say a 53-year-old woman has been arrested after she attacked her nephew because he used her toilet paper.

Authorities said they were called to a home Tuesday night by a 27-year-old man who said his aunt threw an ash tray at him that missed, then punched him in the face and pulled his hair.

The man told officers that Linda Johnson was angry because he used the toilet paper she bought.

Police say Johnson was sitting on the porch at the home and told officers she was ready to be taken to jail.

Johnson was charged with assault and battery. It wasn't clear if she had an attorney.
Main / Invitation
Oct 24, 2011, 04:24 AM

I had this really good friend for years. He got mad at me about 2 years ago, and our friendship ended.

At the same time he dumped me as a friend, he dumped his wife as a wife.

He lives just down the street from his now ex wife (his mother lives right next door and he is often at his mother's house).

There is no way to visit his ex wife's house without him being aware of it.

Apparently, he wants her back. He has been sending her text messages and what not.

She has invited me over. I have no loyalty to the ex friend, really. He actually tried to hurt me badly.

Part of me says she is fair game and in fact she is of course fair game by the official rules of the game.

However, part of me like usual when I deal with women says "danger, danger, danger."
Main / Gadaffi
Oct 20, 2011, 10:40 PM
Notice how there are almost no facts given or serious attempt to justify killing this man.

He is called a brutal dictator, etc. but no discussion of what he supposedly actually did (particularly recently).

Yes, I know about Lockerbie but that is ancient history now.

The fact is that we are engaging in wars of aggression.

Even if he is bad of which I am not convinced (he seems to be semi benevolent and seems have led his country to significant prosperity), it still remains that we are being aggressors.

Main / Not Even a Thank You
Oct 20, 2011, 09:01 PM
So, I see a young woman walking on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere.

I stop and ask if she wants a ride. She says yes and says she is going someplace about 10 miles away.

I say "no problem." I try to start innocent conversation and she ignores me.

I kid you not when we get to the destination she gets out and walk away without even saying thank you or anything.

Man, I'll tell you what. I was just totally appalled. I still am.

Is this just a rudeness issue. I don't think so. I just don't think a young man would have acted that way.

Yes, I know it was stupid to give this young lady a ride. You don't need to tell me that.

Main / Tiny Drone Killer
Oct 18, 2011, 11:54 PM
A miniature "kamikaze" drone designed to quietly hover in the sky before dive-bombing and slamming into a human target will soon be part of the US Army's arsenal, officials say.
Dubbed the "Switchblade," the robotic aircraft represents the latest attempt by the United States to refine how it takes out suspected militants.

Weighing less than two kilos, the drone is small enough to fit into a soldier's backpack and is launched from a tube, with wings quickly folding out as it soars into the air, according to manufacturer AeroVironment.

Powered by a small electric motor, the Switchblade transmits video in real time from overhead, allowing a soldier to identify an enemy, the company said in a press release last month.

"Upon confirming the target using the live video feed, the operator then sends a command to the air vehicle to arm it and lock its trajectory onto the target," it said.

The drone then flies into the "target," detonating a small explosive.

The California-based firm also said the drone can be called off at the last moment, even after a kill mission has been ordered. That feature provides troops with "a level of control not available in other weapon systems," it said.

The United States currently uses larger Predator and Reaper drones to hunt down suspected militants in Pakistan and elsewhere.

The robotic planes fire powerful Hellfire missiles and drop heavy bombs that can cause civilian casualties and extensive damage, which has fueled popular anger with the United States in Pakistan.

In the war in Afghanistan, US and coalition troops fighting the the Taliban can call in artillery fire or air strikes from fighter jets and attack helicopters. But the heavy firepower has been blamed by Afghan leaders for claiming the lives of innocent civilians and strained US relations with Kabul.

The Switchblade, however, is touted as a way to avoid killing bystanders.

"Flying quietly at high speed the Switchblade delivers its onboard explosive payload with precision while minimizing collateral damage," the company said.

The US Army in June approved a $4.9 million contract for AeroVironment to supply the new drones as soon as possible. Officials have not said how many Switchblade drones were ordered or when the robotic weapons would make into the hands of US forces.

Human rights groups have raised concerns that the use of drones by the CIA has allowed the conduct of a secret assassination campaign abroad without public scrutiny and little oversight by lawmakers in Congress.


I don't know what to say, really. I am really appalled at how good we have become at killing people.  Someday, look at the videos on Youtube about ultimate weapons, weapons of the future, etc. A single soldier can now have the effective fire power of an entire company in WWII (or more).

If we could put this creative genius to work in other areas, we could be unimaginably wealthy.  I think the typical american doesn't think these tools of war will ever be turned on them. Eventually, they will be and we will be totally horrified.

I understand the argument that these things would have been created anyway so we should be first with the most.

On the other hand, I am not so sure. I think to a large extent our militarism and focus on war is driving the "arms race."  With the exception of China, I don't see other countries of the world spending huge amounts of human and other capital focusing on new and better ways to kill people.
Main / American Military Vulnerability
Oct 17, 2011, 01:36 AM
I was talking to a friend. We talked about the decline of the economy and society in general.

He went one step further and said he though America would be militarily vulnerable in the near future.

His points were along these lines:

1) The U.S. Surface fleet is vulnerable to missile attack.

2) The U.S. Air Force consists of a relatively small number of fighter aircraft.  These fighter aircraft could be taken out by foreseeable air battles particularly if the enemy achieved some type of technological advantage which is foreseeable.

3) Absent Air Superiority the land forces are vulnerable. Further, our land forces are relatively small and not particularly "tough."

4) The men coming of military age are not skilled and not "tough"

5) Military strength is dependent on economic strength which is declining.

I won't go into all the details. There really wasn't much discussion of strategic weapons like intercontinental ballistic missiles whether land based or submarine based.

There was not much discussion about how enemy forces would make it across oceans in large numbers.

There was much discussion about the submarine forces at all although I suppose it is foreseeable that they could be neutralized.

My main question is does anybody think this kind of talk is ludicrous.

Doesn't anybody think our military security is guarantied for the foreseeable future?

Of course, the main potential successful enemy was hypothesized to be China.
Main / Knife through the heart
Oct 16, 2011, 08:14 AM

Going on two years ago I expressed interest in this woman.

She very clearly and unambiguously clearly rejected me.

The situation wasn't that interesting. Nothing really interesting happened either before or after the rejection. I just made my interest known and she made her lack of interest known.  As far as these things go, it was probably "boring."

I have continued to deal with her on miscellaneous things over the last few years. I have shown no interest in her in a sexual or relationship way whatsoever for probably a year or more.

So, I talking to her on the phone a few days about business type things nothing even remotely a "come on" or indicating any interest in a relationship or any hope of success relative to what had been rejected earlier.

Out of nowhere it seems, she says something like "you aren't having fantasies about us being together are you?" It may have been my emotions not my ears. But, I think she said this in a very derisive tone of voice.

This just kind of felt like a knife stuck into my heart.  I got to thinking about the lie about men and women "being friends." It is a lie for many reasons. This is one. The woman will periodically "jab" you with the fact that you failed with her.

Main / Alleged Iranian Plot
Oct 12, 2011, 05:11 AM
(Reuters) - The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of backing a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington, escalating tensions with Tehran and stirring up a hornet's nest in the Gulf, where Saudi Arabia and Iran have long jostled for power.

U.S. authorities said they had broken up a plot by two men linked to Iran's security agencies to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. One was arrested last month while the other was believed to be in Iran.

Iran denied the charges. But President Barack Obama called the plot a "flagrant violation of U.S. and international law" and Saudi Arabia said it was "despicable." ....


According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, one of these men lived and worked in Corpus Christi for a time. He went to a local College (Texas A & I in Kingsville). He ran a Kiosk at the local mall and a local used car lot, etc.

In other words, he is a local personal. There is a good chance that I have run into this guy. This is not a big city.

Now, those of you who support executions whether American Citizens or Resident Aliens or non Americans, why not just execute this guy. Why bother with a trial? Of course, I am expressing some sarcasm.

I realize that there are some lines to be drawn some possibly grey. Even a guy sitting in a lawn chair in his backyard in Corpus Christi Texas could possibly be directing combat operations with his Iphone.

But, my main point is that this is a very slippery slope the idea of killing people without trials.

We know the definition of terrorism includes virtually all of us (e.g. anyone who opposes government policies).

I think the idea of searches incident to arrest without warrant originally was officer safety -- a search for a gun or knife, etc.

It has grown over the years and now the courts and Governor Brown say they can search your self phone contents?

So, you are arrested for something mundane like unpaid tickets or whatever and they then can know all your information?

I am not going to talk so much about the law although I think this is bad law. It is an example of stretching and stretching legal principles until the purpose of the legal principle has been forgotten but the principle keeps getting stretched. It is also an example of how most decision now go towards governments (or big business particular banks and insurance companies).

I am going to talk about computers. I was doing computers before most people I was programming computers as a kid in the 1970s. My father was in the computer business so I was as a kid.

However, I think computers for all their good are having some horrible effects. Some information shouldn't be stored and easily retrieved years later in far away places. Nobody can escape their past anymore. It is useful for people to get fresh starts.

Another thing. There is too much information stored and it is too easy for people to get it. It is just too easy for people to know too much by seizing a computer or even a smart phone. I could go on and on examples how things are better with less information. However, I guess I am too tired at this time. I actually believe the government can get all your information without taking your computer or your phone (if your computer is hooked to the internet). I think if you store your stuff "in the cloud" they almost certainly have access to it. If not without a warrant, certainly with a warrant (probably just a phone call from the feds will do).
Police Threatened Dad With Terror Law For Taking Photos of Daughter
Craig McDonald
Scottish Daily Record
October 10, 2011
A DAD says he was threatened by police under anti-terror laws - for taking a picture of his wee girl eating ice cream.
Chris White was pulled up by a security guard and police were called after he snapped his four-year-old daughter Hazel on his phone in Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow.
Chris was asked to delete the photos and banned from the mall.
Police also warned him they could confiscate his phone under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
He said yesterday: "I just couldn't believe what was happening to me."


Simple question:

Would a mother have been threatened?
OCTOBER 7--A Minnesota teenager arrested for burglarizing a neighbor's home told cops that she sought to steal cash and household items to help pay for her pornography addiction, according to a police report.

Amanda Owens, 18, was nabbed this week for allegedly squeezing through the doggy door to get into Darin Pake's home in East Bethel. Pake told Anoka County Sheriff's Office deputies that he set up a hidden camera after his home had been burglarized several times last week.

On Monday, the camera recorded Owens slipping into Pake's home around 8 AM. "The defendant is seen walking throughout the house, rummaging through Mr. Pake's things," according to a probable cause statement. Owens, pictured in the mug shot at right, previously worked for Pake as a babysitter. 

When questioned by investigators, Owens reportedly copped to entering Pake's home on several occasions (via the doggy door) and stealing a jar of money and a camera, which she planned to pawn. The teenager, deputies noted, "stated she is addicted to pornography and purchased 20 to 30 DVD's and owed money, that's why she burglarized Mr. Pake's home in attempt to get items to pawn for cash."

Charged with a felony burglary count, Owens faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted. She was freed without bail following a court appearance Wednesday. (2 pages)


How pathetic.

As a teenage girl, if anything, porn should be paying her not vice versa.

Further, there is infinite porn available on the internet for free.

What a dumb ass excuse.