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Nieuw in Delft: waterpliesie

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 14:09 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture, Nederland is Gek!, News

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Op vrijdagmiddag raakte na een achtervolging door het centrum van Delft een politiebus te water. Bij het incident raakte niemand gewond. De agenten zaten achter 2 straatrovers aan die kort daarvoor een brute straatroof hadden gepleegd,om de verdachten te kunnen aanhouden sprongen de agenten uit de het busje en zette de achtervolging te voet voort. Echter was de bestuurder vergeten de politiebus op de handrem te zetten. Resultaat was dat het politiebusje in de gracht aan het Noordeinde terecht kwam. Bergingsbedrijf Vogelaar en duikers van de Delftse brandweer hebben het voertuig uit het water getakeld. De twee straatrovers zijn aangehouden.

Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen, toen de bergers bezig waren de bus in de takels te hangen is het weer misgegaan. Ooggetuigen melden dat de bus wederom de gracht is ingereden. De duikers van de brandweer zijn teruggekeerd en hebben geholpen om het busje voor de tweede maal op de kant te krijgen.


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I AM NOT A TERRORIST

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 11:54 by John Sinteur in category: News

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After reading about blogger Raed Jarrar’s experience at JFK (he was forced to take off a shirt with Arabic writing on it or miss his flight), I finally stopped being depressed about the war on terror and began being proactively pissed off. I made this shirt, which says “I am not a terrorist” in Arabic. I plan to wear it every time I go to the airport from now on.

We have already given away too many freedoms in the name of war on terror. Freedom of speech cannot be one of them.


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Comments:

  1. I want one! How much?

  2. I see your point, but if 5 short china men hijacked an airliner, then we would strip search every Oriental that came to the airport. Arabs did it so you have to put up with the searches, if a bunch of big dopey white guys were running around with bombs every were I wouldn’t complain about a little extra baggage search. That said, how much for one of those shirts?

  3. a bunch of big dopey white guys

    You mean like Timothy McVeigh or Ted Kazinsky?

  4. or the ETA or the IRA?

iPod prompts airport scare in Ottawa

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 11:52 by John Sinteur in category: Security

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A suspicious package found in an aircraft washroom on a flight from Chicago on Tuesday afternoon brought out Ottawa police canine and bomb-disposal units.

A member of the crew found the package about 4 p.m.

The plane landed safely and was isolated away from the terminal.

Passengers were taken off the plane and questioned by police while experts investigated the ‘package.’

The airport was not closed during the three-hour incident.

Police issued a statement Tuesday evening saying the suspicious package ‘has been identified as an electronic devicde commonly known as an iPod.’ ”

And if you want the story from the mouth of the iPod owner, go here.


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Bill Maher

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 11:14 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!, News

How about some new rules?


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Term limits? What term limits?

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 11:05 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

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Rep. Gil Gutknecht, R-Minn., is the latest politician to be found tweaking his Wikipedia biography, joining Republican Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota and Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware.

Wikipedia page histories show that Gutknecht’s office twice tried to replace an entry on him with his official congressional biography.

Gutknecht tried to erase references to a 12-year term-limit he imposed on himself in 1995.

In both cases, the original entry — and the term-limit information — were restored within hours.


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F.D.A. Approves Broader Access to Next-Day Pill

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 11:00 by John Sinteur in category: News, Pastafarian News

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The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved over-the-counter sales of the morning-after contraceptive pill to women 18 and older, resolving one of the most contentious issues in the agency’s 100-year history.

Nationwide over-the-counter sales of the drug, Plan B, are expected to start by the end of the year. It will be sold in pharmacies and health clinics only, and buyers must show proof of age. Anyone under age 18 will still need a prescription. Men may also buy Plan B for a partner.

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Abortion opponents threatened political retribution, however, and were displeased when President Bush backed the agency’s decision.

“Let there be no mistake about it,? said the Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, an anti-abortion group based in Virginia. “Today’s decision lies at the feet of President Bush and has created a lasting rift with the Catholic faithful who comprise a large part of his support base.?

Since Plan B is not an abortion pill, but instead prevents ovulation. Yesterday, they said life begins with conception. Today, they say life begins with intercourse.

Tomorrow, they will tell us life begins with dinner and a movie.

The anti-abortionist groups don’t care about abortion, they just want control back over a womans life, control they lost 86 years ago, to the exact date.


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Allen Calls Webb Aide, Apologizes For Remark

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 10:30 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008, News

Well, at least that’s what the Washington Post wants you to believe. Click through on the video in this article, and pay attention at the one minute mark. Senator Allen responds to a question from the audience by saying “I want to be very careful about the words I use,” then winks and smiles at the all white, elderly crowd in Springfield, VA. In response to Allen’s wink and smile, the crowd erupted into laughter. In the next scene of the video, Allen apologies for the ‘macaca’ incident saying, “From the deepest part of my heart, I am sorry and I will do better.”

Wink, smile, and laugh. Then apologize.

Right. Apology as a performance instead of apology as an admission…


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Spammers manipulate stock markets

Posted on August 26th, 2006 at 8:15 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Spam messages that tout stocks and shares can have real effects on the markets, a study suggests.

E-mails typically promote penny shares in the hope of convincing people to buy into a company to raise its price.

People who respond to the “pump and dump” scam can lose 8% of their investment in two days.

Conversely, the spammers who buy low-priced stock before sending the e-mails, typically see a return of between 4.9% and 6% when they sell.

The study recently published on the Social Science Research Network say their conclusions prove the hypothesis that spammers “buy low and spam high”.


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