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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2016, 12:42:18 PM »

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« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2016, 07:29:25 AM »
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« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2016, 08:43:56 AM »

Exactly, EC.

The letter of the law can be stupid, asinine, cruel, devoid of judgment or common sense, or any number of other appropriate descriptions.

If as humans we can't recognize and follow the spirit of the law, when the intent of the law is shown to be (see above descriptions), then we are too stupid and inhuman to exist.

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2016, 10:18:43 AM »
DC bill to pay people stipends not to commit crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) - They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.

The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. It's based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there.

Under the bill, city officials would identify up to 200 people a year who are considered at risk of either committing or becoming victims of violent crime. Those people would be directed to participate in behavioral therapy and other programs. If they fulfill those obligations and stay out of trouble, they would be paid.

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/dc/2016/02/02/dc-bill-pay-people-stipends-not-commit-crimes/79712420/

Aren't there more than 200 in Congress?
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2016, 10:45:45 AM »
Man accused of masquerading as priest busted over fake tickets to see the Pope

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/03/man-accused-masquerading-as-priest-busted-over-fake-tickets-to-see-pope.html

A man who allegedly posed as a priest and officiated at Masses, funerals, confessions, and at least one marriage was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling thousands of dollars in phony tickets to see Pope Francis during last year's U.S. visit.

Erwin Mena, 59, declined to comment to the Los Angeles Times as detectives escorted him in handcuffs from police headquarters. He remained jailed, and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.

Mena faces about 30 charges, including grand theft, perjury -- for filing a marriage license he signed as a priest -- and practicing medicine without a license in connection with offering "a system or mode of treating the sick," according to an arrest warrant.

Last year, Mena allegedly posed as a priest at St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in northeastern Los Angeles and sold tickets to a pilgrimage to visit New York and see the pope during his Philadelphia visit in September, prosecutors said.

The trip supposedly included airfare and lodging at convents.

Michelle Rodriguez, 60, and some of her friends and co-workers paid more than $950 each in cash for the trip.

"It was a great deal for the price," Michelle Rodriguez told the Times. "We were thinking, `Oh, we'll have this great time in New York. We'll see the pope and it will be a great experience.' "

"He used us, he stole from us, and that's it," she said.

Mena, who was acting as a substitute priest, made a good impression.

"He smiled, talked about how good things were. There was never anything negative," Joaquin Oviedo, a retired public high school teacher, told the paper. "He was not a fire and brimstone kind of preacher."

"We had always been raised not to question authority figures," Oviedo said. "He's a priest - what he said is holy writ. We never imagined he was a phony."

Mena had been posing as a priest since the mid-1990s, appearing at parishes or prayer groups in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Stockton, Fresno and Orange counties, then vanishing before Roman Catholic authorities could act, court papers indicated.

Mena showed up at St. Mary parish in Fontana more than five years ago and celebrated Mass on a few occasions, John Andrews, a spokesman for the Diocese of San Bernardino, told the Times.

Mena allegedly made money by borrowing from people and selling his services or videos.

One group loaned him about $16,000 to produce CDs about Pope Francis that turned out to be pirated, and one person loaned him $6,000, Los Angeles police Detective Gary Guevara told the Times.

Mena's name is on a list of dozens of unauthorized priests and deacons that is kept by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Some victims have been reimbursed, and those who received the sacraments from Mena can receive them again, said Doris Benavides, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles archdiocese.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2016, 03:27:01 PM »
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« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2016, 07:11:55 AM »
Thank you, Paladin. There are good people about still.
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« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2016, 07:13:09 AM »
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« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2016, 02:39:41 PM »
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2016, 03:22:54 PM »
D.C. wasn't the first municipality to try this.


The City Of Richmond Ca....S.F. BAY AREA....had also implemented this inane plan.


I have no information as to its "success" there....as yet.


this is the first time Ive heard of any municipalities paying protection money to the thugs



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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2016, 09:27:01 PM »
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2016, 12:36:37 AM »
From the headline it would appear this is a recurring phenomenon in the People's Paradise of Zimbabwe.

"Three women pick up a hitch-hiker and force him to have sex so they can 'harvest his semen' in latest 'sperm collector' attack to hit Zimbabwe"

"Police fear a trio of female 'sperm collectors' are on the loose in Zimbabwe after they picked up a hitchhiker on a highway and raped him in order to 'harvest' his sperm.

The women, believed to be driving a white Toyota Cresta, offered him a lift along a main road in the city of Bulawayo, in the country's southwest.

But partway through the journey the women attacked him - forcing him to have sex with them and making off with his semen.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Precious Simango told The Chronicle they picked up the man at an illegal hiking point on 6th Avenue in the city.

'Their victim was travelling to Cowdray Park and while on the way they changed the route prompting him to inquire where they were taking him. They told him they were taking a short cut.'

They are alleged to have then parked in a semi-rural area where they took turns to sexually assault him.

'One of the women used a condom while the others had sex with him without protection. They then took away his semen before dumping him.'

The inspector did not explain why they were harvesting semen, but the case bears strong similarities to a spate of attacks across the country in 2011 and 2012.

These attacks were fueled by a demand for men's semen in traditional luck-enhancing 'juju' rituals.

According to reports, victims of the freeway femme fatales are drugged or subdued at gun or knife-point - one man was even forced to perform at 'snake-point' when his rapists brandished a live snake.

The male victims are then given a sexual stimulant and forced to have sex repeatedly before being dumped on the side of the road.

In November 2011, three sisters and one of their boyfriends were charged in a Harare court for attacking male hitchhikers and harvesting their semen for rituals.

The Nhokwara sisters were caught when they were involved in a car accident and police found 31 used condoms in the boot of their car."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3464030/Three-women-pick-hitch-hiker-force-sex-harvest-semen-latest-sperm-collector-attack-hit-Zimbabwe.html









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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2016, 01:35:05 AM »
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #91 on: March 03, 2016, 12:25:12 PM »
Methinks the reporter was channeling their inner Beavis and Butthead when they slipped that into the article.

What about the clam strips? The Red Snapper?
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2016, 12:30:49 PM »
What about the clam strips? The Red Snapper?

or Taco's

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« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2016, 05:19:30 PM »
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2016, 05:39:32 PM »
Holy moly, bat poo-poo, called guano, is valuable.

"Guano (via Spanish, ultimately from the Quechua wanu) is the excrement of seabirds, cave-dwelling bats, pinnipeds, or (in English usage) birds in general.[1] As a manure, guano is a highly effective fertilizer due to its exceptionally high content of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium: nutrients essential for plant growth. The 19th-century guano trade played a pivotal role in the development of modern input-intensive farming practices and inspired the formal human colonization of remote bird islands in many parts of the world. During the twentieth century, guano-producing birds became an important target of conservation programs and influenced the development of environmental consciousness. Today, guano is increasingly sought after by organic farmers.[2]"

Do you think the authorities will mine this stuff, sell it, and thus provide a little relief for the taxpayers of FL?

Yeah, me neither.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #95 on: March 13, 2016, 05:55:44 PM »
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« Reply #96 on: March 13, 2016, 05:55:54 PM »


Colonel "Bat" Guano: "You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company."

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2016, 06:06:06 PM »
This one is more strange as hell than ridiculous:

People are freaking out over this woman vanishing on live TV

A woman at an airport chats to fellow travellers, turns to grab her suitcase from the conveyor belt... and vanishes into thin air without warning.

Video at link: http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/people-are-freaking-out-over-this-woman-vanishing-on-live-tv--W1xeMy0CckW
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2016, 06:09:22 PM »
This one is more strange as hell than ridiculous:

People are freaking out over this woman vanishing on live TV

A woman at an airport chats to fellow travellers, turns to grab her suitcase from the conveyor belt... and vanishes into thin air without warning.

Video at link: http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/people-are-freaking-out-over-this-woman-vanishing-on-live-tv--W1xeMy0CckW

I love the wonders of perspective and the distorting effects of the camera lens.

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« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2016, 07:31:48 PM »
Being that it's live TV and a static camera, it's very interesting.
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