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Crime in America and around the world

Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza calls in…

My God, this will make your blood run cold. I have no training or ability to psychoanalyze anyone but, damn… This is just a little too “on the nose”. Its like cheap foreshadowing in a B grade horror flick.

In an audiotape of a call Lanza made to an Oregon college radio station obtained by The Daily News – and vouched for by two old friends – the madman waved a giant red flag that he was about to explode almost exactly a year before the Sandy Hook massacre.

Using the name Greg and apparently taking pains to disguise his voice, Lanza weighed-in on mass murder by comparing “a teenage mall shooter” to Travis, a chimpanzee who became infamous after ripping the face off a Connecticut woman in 2009.

In doing so, Lanza provided a frightening look not seen thus far into the twisted logic and troubled mind of the 20-year-old killer.

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Are anti-gay attacks ever real?

I am beginning to wonder. It seems like they turn out to be hoaxes every single time.

A Tennessee health food store owner who claimed that three men beat him and robbed his store in an anti-gay attack was arrested for filing a false police report, according to The Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer.

Joe Williams claimed that days before Thanksgiving he was beaten by the three men outside of his store. The men, who he claimed were wearing ski masks during the attack, also allegedly robbed the store of $1,500, and doused it in gasoline. They also scrawled an anti-gay message on Williams’ forehead,and yelled anti-gay slurs at during the attack.

As is protocol with any potential hate crime, the FBI was called in to investigate.

But police don’t seem to believe Williams’ story.

Paris police Sgt. Ricky Watson said that on three separate occasions Williams failed to offer up key pieces of information known to police, according to the Post-Intelligencer.

He was arrested for filing a false police report and released on $5,000 bond. Williams is scheduled to appear in court early next month.

Münchausen syndrome is a psychiatric disorder in which people feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention or sympathy. This, I think, is a version of that. These people so badly want to be victims that they stage racist and anti-gay attacks on themselves. It seems to me that these things turn out to be fake about ten times for each real event.

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Climate change expert’s fraud was ‘crime of massive proportion,’ say feds

Pretty much all of the alarmist nonsense associated with the fraud that is catastrophic AGW is a crime of massive proportion. This guy takes the scam to a new level.

Being an AGW alarmist, he is highly trained in propagating scams. Scams, after all, is what ASW alarmism is all about. This guy, however, didn’t show up for work for ten years, collected a pay check and submitted extensive expense reports.

The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors.

John C. Beale, who pled guilty in September to bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade, will be sentenced in a Washington, D.C., federal court on Wednesday. In a newly filed sentencing memo, prosecutors said that his lies were a “crime of massive proportion” that were “offensive” to those who actually do dangerous work for the CIA.

Beale’s lawyer, while acknowledging his guilt, has asked for leniency and offered a psychological explanation for the climate expert’s bizarre tales.

That an AGW alarmist was conducting a scam isn’t really that interesting. It is, after all, what they do. What is interesting is that the highest paid employee at the EPA didn’t show up to work for ten years and everybody was cool with that. He didn’t get caught until he kept turning in expense reports a year after he retired.

So we nailed the EPA drone pretending to be a CIA agent. If only they would deal with the community organizer pretending to be president.

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They keep hoping for a Tea Party gunman…

Nope. Foiled again. The teenage gunman at Arapahoe High School in Colorado yesterday was a pro-gun control, pro-Feminist, pro-Obama, anti-Republican, pro-ObamaCare, global warming alarmist socialist.

In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”

“I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market correcting itself?” he wrote. “If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn’t it be able to overpower regulations?”

Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”

Calling him a socialist was a little much for the Denver post. They edited their article since yesterday.

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Oh, and he used a Joe Biden approved shotgun.

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Modern Feminism in Argentina

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Feminism looks pretty scary to me.

A graphic video from Argentina is making the rounds of the Internet today showing violent protests with pro-abortion activists attacking pro-life people praying at a Catholic Church.

The abortion activists attempted to storm the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (John the Baptist) in Argentina late last month.

Taken in San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina sometime between November 23 and 25, the video shows, as described on YouTube, “feminists and their male peers bellow[ing] noisy and anti-Catholic slogans drawing through the city. In retaliation, 1500 young Catholics formed a human shield around the Cathedral to prevent about 7000 antagonists from storming the Archdiocesan Church.”

The video shows topless women spray painting the people praying — in their faces and putting Nazi swastikas on their clothing. The police indicated they would not help the pro-life Catholics in front of the church because the protestors were women.

This is pretty much NSFW.

Probably a bunch of Tea Party fanatics, huh?

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Unarmed man shoots two pedestrians…

Seriously.

In September, New York Police officers responded to an emotionally disturbed man causing a ruckus at a Times Square bus terminal by opening fire on him while they were surrounded by crowds and traffic. They missed him and hit two innocent bystanders (one of whom was in a walker). Police said at the time they thought the man, Glenn Broadnax, was reaching for a gun, but he turned out to be unarmed.

Even though Broadnax was not armed, an indictment unsealed Wednesday is charging him with assault for the injuries caused by police gunfire.

I am guessing if I misjudge a non-deadly situation, pull my CCW, shoot at the non-threat, miss and hit two innocent bystanders, my outcome will be substantially different, huh?

Of course I don’t wear the uniform…

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Obama’s political advocacy group to stage Newtown anniversary events

They are still not willing to let a perfectly good crisis go to waste. To a leftist, human suffering is an event to be exploited in order to advance political goals.

The political advocacy group born from President Obama’s reelection campaign is encouraging supporters to host “anniversary events” marking one year since the Newtown Elementary School shooting.

Organizing for America (OFA) says it intends the events to be a “powerful reminder of what we lost a year ago, and a reminder that we as a nation need to do more to prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe.”

OFA says that the events will be held in towns and cities across the country and will be used to “call on Congress to finally take action to make our communities safer.”

More on Obama’s effort to prop up his political agenda on the graves of children here.

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O’Keefe catches navigators conspiring to steal your information.

Texas Enroll America Communications Lead Chris Tarango says he will release Obamacare enrollment data to a political action committee and confirms this sort of thing has happened in the past.

Enroll America is a a Sebelius-linked group dedicated to signing people up for Obamacare, conspiring to release private data to help a political action committee.

Sebelius’ relationship with Enroll America is under investigation by a government ethics audit and Cause of Action has questioned Enroll America’s tax-exempt status, asking the attorney general of Texas to further investigate this matter.

This is the third video in an investigative series into Obamacare fraud. The first two videos exposed Obamacare navigators counseling applicants to lie and cheat the health care system by erroneously reporting income status and health history.

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The Largest Consumer Fraud in History

“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.”

Andrew C. McCarthy lays out the case.

Justice Department guidelines, set forth in the U.S. Attorneys Manual, recommend prosecution for fraud in situations involving “any scheme which in its nature is directed to defrauding a class of persons, or the general public, with a substantial pattern of conduct.” So, for example, if a schemer were intentionally to deceive all Americans, or a class of Americans (e.g., people who had health insurance purchased on the individual market), by repeating numerous times — over the airwaves, in mailings, and in electronic announcements — an assertion the schemer knew to be false and misleading, that would constitute an actionable fraud — particularly if the statements induced the victims to take action to their detriment, or lulled the victims into a false sense of security.

As McCarthy makes clear in his article, a CEO who engaged in this sort of would be very quickly and successfully prosecuted and would be doing time in federal prison.

Martha Stewart, for example, was convicted of fraud over press statements that did not disclose damaging information about her company. In other words, her lie was a lie of omission. There was bad news that she didn’t disclose. That was enough of a lie to get her sent to prison. An executive of a company investors can be sued and even criminally prosecuted for making misleading statements but a Barack Obama, seeking our vote and support, can lie with impunity.

Obama’s serial fraud is 1,000 times larger in its scope than any corporate fraud in history. It is massive. There is a name for that: High crimes and misdemeanors.

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Lots of refined stupidity in this story from central Iowa

There is an abundance of both stupidity and blame in this tragic tale. Stupid father. Stupid kid. Stupid cops.

James Comstock refused to buy a pack of cigarettes for his 19-year-old son, Tyler, and now he’s planning his son’s funeral.

“He took off with my truck. I call the police, and they kill him,” James Comstock told The Des Moines Register on Tuesday. “It was over a damn pack of cigarettes. I wouldn’t buy him none.

“And I lose my son for that.”

Comstock said he’s outraged police shot and killed his son Monday morning on Iowa State University’s campus.

Police began pursuing Tyler Comstock of Boone after his father reported the truck stolen. The truck belonged to a lawn care company.

Ames Police Officer Adam McPherson pursued Comstock into the heart of ISU’s campus. During the chase, Comstock rammed McPherson’s car. The truck eventually stopped, but Comstock revved the engine and refused orders to turn it off.

McPherson fired six shots into the truck. Comstock died from two gunshot wounds, according to the Iowa state medical examiner’s office.


More in the Des Moines Register.

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IRS and FEC ally against Tea Party

Lois Lerner first interrogated Tea Party members to the point of asking them the content of their prayers and then illegally shared the information with the Federal Election Commission. Using the apparatus of the state to promote a political party is the worst kind of banana republic corruption. It is the basis of Watergate that absolutely, positively stunned America in the 1970s. Lois Lerner’s crimes were far worse than those of the Watergate buglers but, for the most part, America yawns.

The Internal Revenue Service shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission, a clear violation of federal law, according to newly obtained emails.

The public watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets Thursday that it was former scandal boss Lois Lerner who shared the information on groups including the American Future Fund and the American Issues Project.

The emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the IRS, which was considering the tax status of the groups, gave the FEC the tax returns of the groups, including income, expenditures and staff pay. The emails also revealed the exact working of the prying political questions the IRS wanted the groups to reveal, such as their goals and the requests for brochures and ads.

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They blame every shooting on the right…

They have been wrong over and over and over. We will hold our breath and wait.

NBC News reporter Pete Williams identified the suspect in Friday’s LAX shooting as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia who, according to authorities, had literature on him that suggests “strong anti-government views.” Williams noted, however, that NBC News could not confirm that Ciancia was in any federal or state database or that he had been listed as a potential violent anti-government threat.

Williams reported that Ciancia was born in 1990 and is an American citizen. The motive for why he shot multiple people at the Los Angeles airport, killing one, remains unconfirmed.

“We’re told, that he had strong anti-government views,” Williams reported. “That’s based on some written material that we’re told he was carrying, that they found on him after he was shot by L.A. airport police.”

On the other hand a copy of the Constitution would be considered “anti-government literature” by the left.

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Harsh political language provokes violence?

Remember when Gabrielle Giffords was shot by an apolitical schizophrenic kid? Remember how the left and the MSM (but I repeat myself) blamed Republicans for egging him on? Remember how it turned out that the shooter never even saw the materials that supposedly drove him to his vile act?

Finally, we have a case in which harsh political language is potentially provoking violence against a public figure.

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The man under FBI investigation for making violent threats against Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was inspired to encourage violence by Democratic Party messaging efforts.

Troy Gilmore, Jr., who identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Navy, is under FBI investigation for possible violent threats on Twitter against Republican senator Cruz. The FBI has communicated with Gilmore as part of the investigation and is monitoring for possible violence inspired by Gilmore’s online writings.

“Given this is a security matter, all I can say is that we have notified the appropriate authorities of the threats,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told The Daily Caller.

The Twitter account of Gilmore, named “DarkNight,” is now protected. But Gilmore wrote numerous threats toward Cruz on his Facebook page, the address of which ends with the term “countdown543,” while linking to anti-Republican activist web pages paid for by the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and a Democratic congressional campaign.

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Pink Shirt Man is luckiest man in the world…

The thug’s gun wasn’t cocked.

This happened in Fort Worth. It is a wonder that a crook pulling his magazine from his weapon wasn’t hit with a barrage of hot lead. The crook is as lucky as Pink Shirt Man.

More at the Blaze.

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You be the judge…

I don’t know what to make of this for sure but I will say that it is getting increasingly difficult to give police the benefit of the doubt. That said, it seems like there is blame to go around here.

Aaron Tatkowski says he spent Sunday with his family, and when he returned home, he noticed his daughter-in-law had been pulled over by a Washington Township Police officer.

The police report states Cassandra Meyers was cited for a license plate violation. Tatkowski says he didn’t like the way the officer was talking to Meyers, so he questioned the officer about his behavior.

“He hollered for me to get back in my truck, so I got back in my truck,” Tatkowski said. “Next thing you know, I’m yanked out of the truck and it made my girlfriend say a few things. He yanked her out of the truck.”

Tatkowski says the officer threw him, his girlfriend, his daughter-in-law, and 14-year-old son to the ground.

The police report says commands were not listened to, so Officer Hart got out his taser and handgun. Tatkowski says he complied with Hart, but worried for his two granddaughters, who were still in his truck, so he asked witnesses to start recording what was happening.

LEO types: Does it make sense for the cop to be pointing his taser at a handcuffed, on-his-back citizen? Seems a little punitive to me.

I very much doubt that police are getting more physical. It is just that, for the first time in history, everybody carries a still and video camera with them everywhere they go. I suspect that it always went on but that we never saw it. In fact, it should actually decrease as police finally start to realize that they are being photographed everywhere they go. The state watches us and we should definitely watch the state.

That said, the general militarization of police is definitely a problem.

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Breaking: Mass Shooting in Sioux Falls, SD

Top story in the news!

SIOUX Falls: A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in an attack on a southwest Sioux Falls park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was apparently doing well, his family and friends said early Friday.

The attack Friday in the city’s Pettigrew Heights neighborhood left three victims, including the boy, in critical condition. The others were reportedly in serious or fair condition.

The child’s uncle, Andy Harris, told the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that RealTree camouflage clad men in a large 4×4 pickup shot at him Friday morning before turning toward nearby Terrace Park and opening fire. He said his nephew was shot in the cheek.

Yeah, that would be the top story in the news if I didn’t make it up. It would be blasting from every news outlet around the word. What really happened, however, is hardly news at all. In fact, the MSM pretty much ignores it. Here is the real story.

A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in a late-night attack on a southwest Chicago park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was apparently doing well, his family and friends said early Friday.

The attack late Thursday in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood left three victims, including the boy, in critical condition. The others were reportedly in serious or fair condition.

The child’s uncle, Julian Harris, told the Chicago Sun-Times that dreadlocked men in a gray sedan shot at him Thursday night before turning toward nearby Cornell Square Park and opening fire. He said his nephew was shot in the cheek.

See? Evidently for the MSM, that isn’t news at all.

Why doesn’t the MSM report the real story like they would have the fake story? Discuss.

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Let’s play “what If”…

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What if Obama, Feinstein and Schumer had gotten every single gun control measure they were attempting following the Newtown massacre? Let’s suppose they got it all: Assault weapon ban, a ban on magazines over seven rounds, background checks on private sales… all of it. Let’s imagine that it all passed.

Let’s even imagine they they got more than they believed they could in their their wildest dreams. All Americans were required to turn in their so-called assault rifles and magazines over 7 rounds. Let’s imagine that all semi-auto handguns were made illegal. Let’s imagine that ammunition purchases were limited to one box per week. Let’s imagine it was a gun grabber’s wet dream.

Even in a world where that all happened, the Navy Yard shooting would have gone down exactly as it did. Aaron Alexis would have subjected himself to the federal background check at a licenced dealer. He would have bought his Remington 870 hunting shotgun. He would have gone to the Navy Yard and did exactly what he did.

Even if the wildest fantasies of the Obama/Feinstein/Schumer gang had come true last winter, it wouldn’t have done a damned thing to stop the killing this week.

The killing would have continued apace and Americans would be less free, less secure and less American. Gun control isn’t the answer.

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Details Emerge Regarding Navy Yard Shooter

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What do we know about the Navy Yard shooter?

In 2004, he shot up a vehicle in a fit of rage.

Two construction workers building a new home told police that Aaron Alexis walked out of a home next door on May 6, 2004, pulled a pistol from his waistband and fired three shots into the rear tires of their parked car.

Alexis later told police he thought the victims had “disrespected him” and “mocked him” earlier that morning after he discovered that his own vehicle had been tampered with. Alexis also told detectives he didn’t remember firing his weapon until about an hour later, according to the police report.

Seattle police said in a statement Monday that detectives later spoke with Alexis’ father, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and had participated in rescue attempts on Sept. 11th, 2001.

In 2010, he fired a shot into a neighbor’s apartment.

Aaron Alexis, 34, was arrested in September 2010 after his upstairs neighbor called Fort Worth cops to report that a bullet had been shot into her apartment. The round apparently first traveled through her home’s floor and then the ceiling.

The woman, whose name is not listed in a Fort Worth Police Department report, said that she was “terrified” of Alexis, who had previously confronted her about making too much noise. The neighbor, who was “visibly shaken up” when questioned by police, said that she believed the shooting was “intentional.”

He was a problem for the Navy.

One Navy official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Alexis was discharged in January 2011 for “a pattern of misconduct” and that the 2010 gun incident in Texas played a role in his departure.

Another Navy official said Alexis was given a “general discharge,” a classification often used to designate a blemished performance record. In some cases, a general discharge can make it difficult to land a civilian job.

He had a valid pass to the Navy Base.

Officials reported Alexis had “legitimate access” to enter the Navy Yard at the time as a civilian contractor, using a valid pass.

He passed the federal background check and purchased a Joe Biden approved shotgun just recently.

NBC News correspondent Pete Williams is reporting Alexis purchased a shotgun in Lorton, Va. during the past week or so.

He seized additional weapons from his victims during his shooting spree.

The suspected gunman appeared to have seized firearms from two of his victims as he moved through the building along the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, where 3,000 Navy employees go to work each day, many of them carrying authorized firearms.

The suspected gunman shot a security officer in the head, killing him, and took the officer’s 9 mm pistol and a magazine of ammunition. The shooter then continued through the building and seemed to target his victims, who were mostly on the third and fourth floors, Bensen reported.

Diane Feinstein is using the event, naturally, to call for stricter gun control laws.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the Senate’s leading voices on gun control, called for stricter gun laws in the aftermath of Monday’s killings at Washington’s Navy Yard.

The California Democrat said the deaths of the 12 people Monday were at the hands of a man armed with an AR-15, a shotgun, and a semiautomatic handgun, although details of his weapons have not been confirmed.

To summarize, he was a man with a history of gun violence who was a problem child for the Navy yet still had access clearance to the base, was able to pass a federal background check, purchased the type of weapon generally considered most innocuous by the left and used it to take more deadly weapons off his victims. Diane Feinstein thinks this will ignite a gun control process which Newtown couldn’t ignite last winter.

Whatever.

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Shooter used Biden approved shotgun

The weapon of choice for the Washington Navy yard shooter was a Smilin’ Joe Biden approved shotgun. As we all know, the vice president is fine with shotguns, firing blasts into the air and shooting through doors. The assault rifle and pistol he took off his victims.

According to the Washington Post, Aaron Alexis had a security clearance that was updated as recently as July. Moreover, NBC4 reports that Alexis bought the shotgun that he used from a licensed dealer in Virginia — passing a federal NICS background check in the process — and then stole the other two weapons from his victims.

    When it was over, Alexis lay dead amid an armload of weapons. Sources told News4 that surveillance footage showed that he began his attack with a shotgun, but was found with a 9mm pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle.

    NBC News correspondent Pete Williams is reporting Alexis purchased a shotgun in Lorton, Va. during the past week or so.

So, he had a security clearance which is a lot harder to get than to pass a background check.

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Don’t know much about history…

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History often looks different after the spinning stops.

Remember Matthew Shepard? He was the victim of the hate crime of the century. A Wyoming gay man killed at the hands of savage homophobes; his death was a harsh commentary of the hatred deep in the American psyche. That’s what we were supposed to believe. A new book – written by a gay author by the way – reveals that Shepard was a meth dealer killed by a fellow dealer and gay lover… in other words, it was “H8″ free.

But what really happened to Matthew Shepard?

He was beaten, tortured, and killed by one or both of the men now serving life sentences. But it turns out, according to Jiminez, that Shepard was a meth dealer himself and he was friends and sex partners with the man who led in his killing. Indeed, his killer may have killed him because Shepard allegedly came into possession of a large amount of methamphetamine and refused to give it up.

The book also shows that Shepard’s killer was on a five-day meth binge at the time of the killing.

When was the last time that a so called “hate crime” didn’t turn out to be a fraud? It seems like they almost always do. Maybe we should just stick to prosecuting people for crimes rather than hate crimes, huh? You know, murder, kidnapping, rape…

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She should probably return the wedding gifts, huh?

I guess it didn’t occur to her to come running back to the trailhead bawling for help because her husband slipped and fell. That would have been a better strategy than not reporting him missing for five days and then, after being questioned by police, “discovering” his body at a site he mentioned that he “wanted to see before he died”.

Note to single Revoista fellas: If you are going to date a cuh-razy chick, make sure she is a flatlander.

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Proposed Asteroid Name: Trayvon Martin

No. Seriously.

Albert Einstein. George Takei. Jerry Garcia.

All of those men and many others have had an asteroid named after them. And if William Lowell Putnam III, trustee of Lowell Observatory, has his way, another name will be added to that list: Trayvon Martin.

The retired broadcast executive, alpinist, author and Flagstaff resident believes that Martin has not received justice.

“As I see it, the social fairness showed to Trayvon Martin was very sadly lacking,” he said. “Inasmuch as I am the sole trustee of an institution which has some naming privileges, I want to do my share to see that this lad is remembered in an appropriate manner.”

Let’s celebrate the new name by playing a thematic game. (Use arrow keys to move and spacebar to shoot.)


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Disorderly Conduct: The Catch-All Charge

They can always get you for disorderly conduct. Always.

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Forcibly Shaved

No bleeding heart judge to protect his beard anymore. I hope they used a dry razor.

The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, an Army spokesman said Tuesday.

Maj. Nidal Hasan began growing a beard in the years after the November 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. The beard prompted delays to his court-martial because it violated Army grooming regulations. He was convicted of all charges last month at his court-martial at the Central Texas Army post and sentenced to death.

Now, Hasan is an inmate at the U.S. Detention Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., home to the military death row. Lt. Col. S. Justin Platt, an Army spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday that Hasan had been shaved. He did not specify when or provide details, however.

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In other prison news…


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Chick wants McNuggets or something. It’s hard to tell.

Yeah, its old but it didn’t have audio before. This is the director’s cut, I guess.

Here’s the deal.

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