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Here's something thought provoking -
The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual
manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" spending your tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a
good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.
a.. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
b.. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
c.. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
d.. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
e.. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans - It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division ............
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans.
Interesting number, what does it mean?
Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516, 528.
Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1, 329,787
Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, D.C. !!!...........................Are all your calculators broken????
"Bikini Top Murderer" Caught...Released in September 2005
I don't know the answer but I know the question. How on earth do we keep people like Jerry "Buck" Inman out of society? In the man's own words, he is a "sick animal".
This fellow has been in jail in both North Carolina and Florida. He escaped in North Carolina and in this most recent crime spree, Inman not only murdered Tiffany Souers but he attacked two other women in Tennessee and Alabama.
This animal not only kills a bright and happy Clemson coed, he takes her bank card and tries to access her bank account!
No wait! I do know the answer. Give this guy the death penalty. Boom. End of problem.
From Inman's Sex Offender Profile
Kidnap;Comm.Or Fac.Felony (Principal)
Sex Bat/ Wpn. Or Force (Principal)
PICKENS, S.C. - A registered sex offender confessed to killing a Clemson University student and to sexual assaults in Alabama and Tennessee, authorities said Wednesday.
Jerry Buck Inman, 35, was returned to South Carolina to face charges of murder, rape and kidnapping after his arrest late Tuesday near his parents' home in Dandridge, Tenn., said Jefferson County, Tenn., Sheriff David Davenport.
Police Crash Kittenpalooza Party
At first I thought this was a joke type of story. But it has been verified by WBIR.com .
Lisa Shuttle is 44 years old, owns 81 cats and is, evidently, a little nuts. I've heard of cock fights and other forms of cruel animal entertainment but a party for cats? Although I've owned cats all my life, I have never seen or heard of "moshing", referred to in the quote below.
Ms. Shuttle threw a party for her cats. That's right. And like many parties, the neighbors complained of the noise. Shuttle evidently got her cats drunk even. The quote below, from a site called "Catnabbit", heh, alleges the cats were arrested along with Shuttle. The cats were taken by a local SPCA and Shuttle was charged over $8,000 for the costs of nursing her hard-partying cats back to health.
Kittenpalooza actually took place in two separate buildings: Shuttle's home, and a nearby abandoned store. When neighbors complained, police investigated and halted the party, arresting all of the cats in attendance as well as the party's organizer, Ms. Shuttle herself. Several cats were found to be walking around in a drunken stance, many were high on catnip, and a few had injuries from an activity called "moshing" wherein kittens threw their bodies against one another.
6-year-old Arrested on Felony Battery Charges
We're sure Takovia Allen was a behavioral problem. We're not at all sure why school officials in Naples, Florida decided to have the child arrested as indicated in the quote below.
Yes, the child did kick her Special Ed Teacher in the shin but surely that's not all that unusual; unusual enough to have the child arrested is what I'm saying here.
We're thinking this was some sort of attempt to teach Takovia a lesson. We're thinking it was one crazy idea.
NAPLES, Fla. -- A 6-year-old special education student who kicked a
Naples teacher's aide and spent several hous in juvenile jail is facing felony battery charges.
Her mother, however, wants to know why the case has gone so far.
Takovia Allen suffers from behavioral problems and attends a special class at Lely Elementary in Naples.
According to an arrest report, on May 2, a teacher was trying to line up students to go to music class. Takovia refused to go and kicked the teacher's aide in the ankle.
After a discussion among school officials and two law enforcement officials called to the school, the girl was arrested.
Takovia was taken to juvenile jail and held there for several hours before being released to her mother.
A New Form of IED...heh.
When I see the acronym "IED" I think "Improvised Explosive Device" such as those roadside things that pose such a danger to our troops in Iraq. Seems a bunch of "doctors" huddled over a couple of beers and came up with a new disease. Given enough time and enough beer, anybody can name a new affliction because hey, the more victims we can create the more votes for the Democrats.
The new disease is termed "Intermittent Explosive Disorder" and it might well be why the nut behind you is tail-gaiting you while cursing and shaking his/her fist. Poor baby. It's simply a disease folks. The victim is unable to control his/her anger. O.J., I'm thinking, probably suffers from this ailment.
Speaking as one with a temper and as a not-so-proud descendent from a family of notoriously bad tempers, I understand full well such as temper tantrums and hissy fits. I've even waved a fist at times at the bad driver in front of me. I will allow that people might be born with certain behavior traits, not rocket science here. I have never seen my husband lose his temper and this amazes me. A simple thing like a dropped paper clip can send me to the land of red-hot rage. But a disease? Uncontrollable? I think not.
What I do know, as a certified victim of this disease, heh, is that to indulge one's out-of-control temper is simply that, a total indulgence of adult bad behavior. One can "choose" to lose their temper or not. Choice 1-lose the temper, throw a hissy fit, scream and cuss and maybe throw things. This choice is easy because it does not have the disease victim trying to find another outlet for the anger; it does not make the victim walk away and do whatever it takes to dissipate the anger. Choice 1 is much easier in that the disease victim can just indulge their emotions at the time in whatever manner desired and no mind the effect on persons/pets in the world around them.
Choice 2 requires a little thought and is mighty difficult at times. With Choice 2, the disease victim must consider things a bit and do whatever is necessary to quell the sudden rage. For me it is the simple act of walking away from whatever is causing my anger. You'd be surprised at how difficult this is. For when anger rises up it is just so much more fun to indulge the emotion and release it however desired. Throwing the hissy fit is a form of anger orgasm, as it were.
It's not pretty behavior and it is certainly not something these poor victims can't control. However, controlling bad behavior, hey it's no fun.
Give this new disease enough traction and soon everybody will claim the malady as reasons for bad behavior including, who knows, murder and mayhem.
Hey, they're victims and they're out of control. Have you no compassion?
CHICAGO - To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering
from road rage. But doctors have another name for it - intermittent explosive disorder - and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans.
Using Great Talent the Wrong Way
Hakan Yalincak is obviously a very intelligent and talented individual. I will never stop being amazed at people with great minds that choose the wrong route to achieve their goals.
Hakan Yalincak invented a fake charity and somehow managed to bilk people out of millions of dollars, seven million is the current estimate. Hakan had a little help with his scam from his mother. Somehow he convinced many wealthy people, including a Kuwaiti financier, to trust him with their money.
While Yalincak faces up to 50 years in jail maybe he can re-consider and put his brains and efforts into legitimate wealth-making efforts.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- A former New York University student pleaded guilty to bank and wire fraud Tuesday, admitting he used his student ID and expertly forged documents to pose as the heir to a billionaire Turkish family and trick investors into pouring millions into a nonexistent hedge fund.
It Was a Bad Week for Six-Year-Olds
It was Michael Emanuel's birthday and he, his family, and 12 other kids celebrated at Chuck E. Cheese. Somehow little Michael got left behind at the restaurant when the kids piled into various cars and everyone thought the birthday boy was with another family member.
At least that's the story the Emanuel family is telling and hey, it could be the truth. Those restaurant birthday parties are notorious for their mayhem. Employees of the famed party eatery phoned police when they realized little Michael had been left at the restaurant. Michael's family didn't go looking for the little guy until the following day.
What a sad birthday for little Michael, eh?
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy who was accidentally
left behind by his family after they celebrated his birthday at a restaurant will temporarily remain in state custody, a judge ruled Monday.
Michael James Emanuel Jr.'s family said they accidentally left him Saturday night and didn't notice he was missing until the next day. Each relative thought the child was with another family member, they told police.
Kills Dad for Will Only to Discover He'd Been Disinherited
One must wonder why Christopher Lunz' father didn't just tell his son he was disinherited. If he had perhaps he'd be alive today. For Lunz, with the help of an accomplice, killed his father for an inheritance, an inheritance that didn't exist.
According to the CourtTV web site:
Two weeks after his father's murder, Lunz contacted his family's estate attorney who told him he had specifically been written out of his father's will, according to police.
As alleged, Lunz held his father in a headlock and instructed his friend to shoot. The friend not only shot the man, he told his girlfriend and others all about it. The friend, a William Westerman, is testifying against Lunz in return for avoiding the death penalty.
Lunz, heh, has a fool for a client in that he is his own attorney.
The arrest of Christopher David Lunz, 38, was made Tuesday afternoon at the Cowee Mountain Overlook in Macon County after Lunz, charged with murder in the first degree of his father in Largo, Fla., surrendered himself.
Another Crook With a Bright Mind Chooses Crime
While on a visit to Arizona, a perp, identity unknown, helped himself to as many as four bank accounts. It is believed the perp worked his scam with the help of a bank insider. The guy's picture is on the web site linked below. A $1,000 reward is being offered. They'll catch this clever criminal soon enough.
A resourceful id thief in one single day managed to
withdraw the equivalent of most people's entire year's
income from banks in Arizona.
The site above has good information on identity theft.
I heard on Hannity & Colmes, Thursday 6/8/06, that the Duke stripper who accused the lacrosse players of rape, had attended a party shortly before her "job" at a party at the home of several of Duke's lacrosse team members. Also, the "trauma nurse" who examined the stripper was not a nurse at all, but merely a student nurse with limited experience.
In addition, the following tidbit.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A member of the Duke University men's lacrosse team has been indefinitely suspended from the team after being charged with drug possession and driving while impaired.
Police said Matthew Peter Wilson, 21, of Durham, registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent when given a breath test after he was stopped at about
2:30 a.m. on May 24. The legal limit for drivers in North Carolina is 0.08.
Which has nothing much to do with anything, this fact that a Duke lacrosse player was driving while drunk. This entire case continues to baffle. In fact, one pundit on Hannity & Colmes based her entire defense of the prosecutor trying this case on the concept that the prosecutor "has to have something."
Sadly, I must agree. Unless this prosecutor has something up his sleeve to dispel the doubts being continuously raised, what the hell is he doing?
For stories like the above happen on college campus' across the country, perhaps on a daily basis. It's as if the Duke lacrosse team is on trial here when, at least as I see it, there's absolutely no justification for it.
Could Nifong, in his pre-election frenzy, have gotten himself into something and now he can't get out?
Family of Seven Gunned Down
At first the crime was touted by the Lamestream as a "drug deal gone bad". Now the story is that Desmond Turner and a friend thought the house had a lot of cash on hand.
Whatever the case, that family didn't deserve the vilification from so-called "journalists" who stepped right up with their assessment as a drug deal before one second of investigation had been completed.
The lovely Desmond killed Alberto Covarrubias, 11, and David Covarrubias, 8 or 9; Valdez's children, Flora Albarran, 22, and Magno Albarran, 29; and Flora Albarran's son, Luis, 5, plus the two adults in the below quote.
Luckily Desmond is no criminal genius in that manner of the criminal genius' listed above. He was caught almost immediately.
Relatives, neighbors, friends and authorities gathered for a memorial service in front of the home where Emma Valdez, 46, and Alberto Covarrubias, 56, were gunned down during a robbery three days earlier along with two adult children, two young children and a grandchild.
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