Sandy Recovery, Greek Utility Privatization, Asset Forfeiture Abuse: P.M. Links

  • New York area airports are reopening post-Sandy. New York City’s subway system will reopen on a limited basis Thursday.
  • Meanwhile, an organization in Syria is saying that Hurricane Sandy was created with advance technology by “heroic Iran.”
  • A sign of sanity in Greece? The parliament narrowly approved a law freeing up the government to privatize public utilities.
  • Afghanistan has announced presidential elections in April 2014, a few months before pull out of the country.
  • The Department of Justice has shut down the Bal Harbour, Fla., asset forfeiture program and is ordering them to return $4 million. The tiny police force is accused of using the money to pay for cross-country flights and to grease the palms of informants.
  • N.J. Gov. Christ Christie is postponing Halloween until Monday in the state, though technically it’s not a government holiday and he has no say in the matter.
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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I'm still waiting for Obama to tell me which youtube video caused Sandy.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    You only beat me because I was enjoying a tasty orange.

  • ||

    Pre-diabetic? That's your only excuse.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Oranges are for closers.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

  • Suki||

    "The Day After Tomorrow"

  • CE||

    The Republicanocentric Global Warming one.

  • SugarFree||

  • $park¥||

    Fuckin-A right!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Wait until she finds out there's a third party option.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • JW||

    SHE'S A WITCH! SHE READ MY THOUGHTS!

  • Generic Stranger||

    Sadley, that 4 year old girl is better informed that half the people who will be voting. She knows the names of at least two of the people running.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Bronco Bamma? Isn't he the current WWE champion?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Department of Justice has shut down the Bal Harbour, Fla., asset forfeiture program and is ordering them to return $4 million.

    The money, of course, is going to the feds, not to the people who owned it before Bal Harbour got their dickskinners on it.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Man loses testicle in bulldog attack

  • NeonCat||

    Attack, or peanut butter session gone horribly wrong?

  • Fatty Bolger||

    That's why they come with a spare.

  • R C Dean||

    (1) Its a miracle this wasn't reported as a pit bull attack.

    (2) Based on the bulldogs I have known, that was almost certainly as high as he could reach.

    (3) Ow.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    This is your body on breakfast sandwiches

  • NeonCat||

    But will taking heroin counteract the effects?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    absolutely.

  • $park¥||

    The 50g of fat ingested with the two breakfast sandwiches is a days allotment for a 70 kilogram man.

    So if I weigh more than 70kg I'm entitled to more fat, right?

  • NeonCat||

    It's a tasty, vicious cycle.

  • ||

    70 kg man? Only if he 5'3".

    I guess no one has told these Canadians that fat isn't bad for you. Maybe they should test blood sugar before/after a glass of "healthy" orange juice and compare that to bad, evil bacon/eggs/butter.

  • ||

    Motherfuckers! Paging Heroic Mulatto!!

    Digestion diverts blood flow from the extremities to the gut (small intestine and supporting mesentary). Period.

    Note the bastards didn't measure blood flow in the arm after a "healthy" breakfast. Just the sandwich, or a fasting subject.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Dammit, now I want a breakfast sandwhich.

  • Suki||

    Enjoy every one of them.

  • RBS||

    I hear Chik-fil-A has a good one...

  • hotsy totsy||

    50 grams of fat is only 450 calories.
    That's only 20% of 2250 calorie allotment for a normal size guy.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    This is your body on breakfast sandwiches

    Middle-aged men and women who consume the most saturated fat live longer and have a reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases:
    Journal of Internal Medicine 2005 Aug;258(2):153-65

    Study title and authors:
    Dietary fat intake and early mortality patterns--data from The Malmö Diet and Cancer Study.
    Leosdottir M, Nilsson PM, Nilsson JA, Månsson H, Berglund G.
    Department of Medicine, Lund University, University Hospital (UMAS), Malmö, Sweden. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16018792

    This study examined the association of fat consumption with death rates. The study included 28,098 middle-aged individuals who were followed for an average of 6.6 years.

    - Women who consumed the most saturated fat had an 11% reduced risk of death compared to women who consumed the least saturated fat.
    - Men who consumed the most saturated fat had a 9% reduced risk of death compared to men who consumed the least saturated fat.
    - Women who consumed the most saturated fat had a 45% reduced risk of a cardiovascular disease death compared to women who consumed the least saturated fat.
    - Men who consumed the most saturated fat had a 6% reduced risk of a cardiovascular disease death compared to men who consumed the least saturated fat.

  • Brett L||

    Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but measuring dilation in blood vessels absent other conditions seems like stealing a base to me. There are lots of reasons your blood vessels change diameter. In fact, it would be a wasted adaptation if they were always fully dilated and you had blood dilation hormones. Am I missing something?

  • ||

    Am I missing something?


    The Narrative.

  • Mark||

    Exactly, do they have any positive and negative controls? Is this confirmed in sick vs healthy vs young vs old? What about any confounding effects?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    STEVE SMITH confirmed by science

  • $park¥||

    I'll throw this in here too for those who might have missed it.

    Evil Mitt Romney takes advantage of Hurricane Sandy.

    Here's my favorite part:

    Joy-Ann Reid, the former Obama campaign staffer who now runs the NBC-owned site TheGrio.com, insisted "anything he [Romney] does looks almost by nature too political. And he can't actually do anything. He can't do anything certainly for Chris Christie. Going around with Mitt Romney and his Secret Service detail through the affected areas of New Jersey would actually cause more problems and wouldn't help at all."

  • R C Dean||

    Not to be confused with the lack of problems and enormous help conferred by going around with Barack Obama and his Secret Service detail.

  • Brett L||

    As I was walking from the parking lot back to my office at lunch, I walked by City Hall, where a reporter asked me if I wanted to share my opinion on Mitt Romney's handling of TS/Hurricane Sandy. I said, "Sure. Which federal agencies does he run again?"

    End of interview.

  • hotsy totsy||

    I have to remember that quote.

    One of my Facebook friends posted that Mitt Romney is not human, because he should be rolling up his sleeves and Doing Something for the hurricane victims.
    And besides, the Red Cross didn't like what his campaign collected anyway, so there!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Afghanistan has announced presidential elections in April 2014, a few months before pull out of the country.

    In his rush to be first, Shackford missed a word or two.

  • ||

    Actually, I think he pegged it to a tee.

  • JW||

    I'd leave too, if I were Afghanistan.

  • Scott S.||

    I think ... I'm going to leave it.

  • Big 'Orra||

  • Killazontherun||

    Tough choice. Summer Glau's perfect face, Gina Torres' perfect body. I suggest a sandwich.

  • JW||

    Or Jewell Stait's infinite cuteness or Morena Baccarin's searing hotness...

  • Big 'Orra||

    Four at once ... hmmmmmm

  • db||

    Even Mal never closed that deal...

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    Or Jewell Stait's infinite cuteness

    "Goin' on a year now I ain't had nothin' twixt my nethers weren't run on batteries!"

    (Momentarily gone blind.) "I could help ya' with that... just sayin'."

  • Trespassers W||

    I would wreck that Canadianess.

    Or die trying.

    If my wife would let me.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    Oh, here it comes: Operation Leaf Blower!

  • Generic Stranger||

    I'll be in my bunk.

  • ||

    N.J. Gov. Christ Christie is postponing Halloween until Monday in the state, though technically it’s not a government holiday and he has no say in the matter.

    Is there anything The Corpulent Jesus can't do? Besides redirect hurricanes, that is.

    I don't understand this...the collective Jesus-dom of both The Rotund Repub and The Unicorn Saviour should have repelled such an affront.

    Perhaps they can pull off that fish and loaves trick.

  • $park¥||

    I'm sure all the citizens of New Jersey were blown away when he took the time to weigh in on the matter.

  • The Craig||

    He's just trying to truck in Emergency Reese's Cups, cut him some slack.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    He's rude to Democrats, which is the most important thing Republicans look for in a candidate.

  • Rasilio||

    I've always wondered why people actually listen to the government when they officially move Halloween to another date. I mean it is not like the holiday has ANYTHING to do with the government yet people just meekly follow along like sheep.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    Around here typically they don't. It just turns Halloween into a two night event.

  • BigT||

    Soliciting door to door is illegal in many places. They'd have to arrest, tase, and imprison hundreds of little goblins and princesses.

  • CE||

    The Grinch has company. The Thing that Stole Halloween.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Calgary police to start wearing body mounted cameras

  • R C Dean||

    Yeah, but do they have to turn them on? Keep the recordings?

    I mean, unless they are properly trained to turn them on and not delete stuff, its all for nothing, right?

  • ||

    RC, the Crown approves! Isn't that good enough?

  • BigT||

    Great news. Every PD should follow suit. Live feeds recorded in the cloud would insure no funny business. Also, steep fines for any cameras turned off or not in working conditions for more than the time it takes to notify HQ and have them replaced - a few minutes - and no 'police business' permitted when the cameras are nonfunctional.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Also, steep fines firings for any cameras turned off or not in working conditions for more than the time it takes to notify HQ and have them replaced - a few minutes - and no 'police business' permitted when the cameras are nonfunctional.

    FTFY. Just assume that if they had the camera turned off for any period of time, it was because they were doing something illegal, and fire their asses.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Have a news tip for us? Send it to: 24_7@reason.com.

    I'm disappointed that link doesn't go to a 24/7 story about your email address.

  • Ted S.||

    You, Bee Tagger, win one Internet.

  • Pro Libertate||

    If Iran has weather control, what the heck do they need nuclear weapons for?

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Sometimes the meteorintegrator gets buggy, so the have to use the transplutoniumide beam instead. And transplutoniumide is known to only be produced in uranium explosions. And stuff.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Oh, I see. I retract my objection.

  • Brett L||

    Well, Cheney told them when he sold it to them (through Halliburton!) that the settings were pretty buggy. They were actually trying to hit Israel.

  • ||

    I warned you all of this earlier, by my warnings were ignored!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    I don't know if she's qualified to give out beauty advice. Help me out.

  • nicole||

    That's hardly advice, really.

  • Bobarian||

    Maybe she puts her beauty bag on over her head?

  • ||

    NY court rules shooting victim can sue gun firms

    http://www.thegunmag.com/ny-co.....gun-firms/

    A Buffalo, NY, man who was shot nearly a decade ago can sue the manufacturer, the distributor and the dealer of the semi-automatic pistol used to shoot him, a New York state appeals court ruled on Oct. 5, according to the Insurance Journal and the Associated Press.

    TGM had previously reported that this case was a continuation of an effort by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s attack on the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

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    The great judiciary at work, folks.

  • R C Dean||

    Even a middling judiciary would throw that out, sanction the attorney that brought it, and charge him and the plaintiff with the defendant's legal fees.

  • ||

    So if I get hit by a car in NY, I can sue GM, the dealer, and the manufacturing plants? Good to know.

  • ||

    It's so God-awfully fucking retarded, my brain can't process it. I'm getting a migraine.

  • NeonCat||

    Hell, sue NY while you're at it - they built the road, didn't they?

  • ||

    And issued the license! Now all I need is to get run over in NY...

  • BigT||

    Omaba 'saved' GM - sue him. Enjoin the UAW, their families, grammar school teachers, and the OB's that delivered them.

  • ||

    I didn't build that. Leave me out of this. -)

  • Fatty Bolger||

    And the driver's parents.

  • Bee Tagger||

    N.J. Gov. Christ Christie is postponing Halloween until Monday in the state

    This will really get those potential voters to think of the children. Which party does that help?

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Last?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    So close.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Only approximately 300 comments off. Drat.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    maybe next time!

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    I'll come back later, after we've sat at 389 for a few hours and push us over the top!

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Sittin' pretty at 199. Well guess what, Reason Commentariat? 200.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    N.J. Gov. Christ Christie is postponing Halloween until Monday in the state, though technically it’s not a government holiday and he has no say in the matter.

    The second clause negating the first.

  • CE||

    If I lived in NJ, I'd be trick-or-treating tonight, dressed as Chris Christie. No wait.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    You think they would have known before agreeing to take the test.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    How were they to know about the effects asbestos has on telepathy?

  • nicole||

    Today on Twitter: "this is why corporations need to be chartered."

    What do we think someone thinks that means? Something horrible, clearly.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • ant1sthenes||

    It means they are corporatists who want a centrally planned economy.

  • Generic Stranger||

    I believe the term for that was mercantilism.

  • ||

    http://www.thegunmag.com/mexic.....y-slaying/

    Mexican man pleads guilty in Brian Terry slaying

    A Mexican citizen who entered this country illegally to rob drug traffickers faces life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the December 2010 slaying of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

    It was the Terry murder, in the Arizona desert about ten miles from Nogales that ignited the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious 22 months ago

    Manuel Osorio-Arellanes has been in federal custody since the night he was wounded in the gun battle that took Terry’s life. According to CBS News and other news agencies, Osorio-Arellanes entered the guilty plea in an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that it would not to seek the death penalty. Instead, he could be imprisoned for the rest of his life.

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    I'm still hoping Little Eric gets to ride the lightning, but I'm not holding my breath.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Wow, you are on the outer edge of Wingnutville. Holder was clueless about this fucked-up ATF program until it backfired.

  • ||

    I thought you wanted a nationwide FnF?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Ha! I did say that. Free trade and no gun laws. Cross-border. That is LP 102.

  • NeonCat||

    Just because his picture is on the wall of every Justice Department office is no reason to hold him accountable. He's innocent! Didn't even wink and nod! He's as surprised as the rest of us, and all the seeming coverup is because he himself is trying to get to the bottom of it all without the damn media and wingnut christfags muddying the waters.

  • R C Dean||

    Holder was clueless

    So that's alright, then.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    "I was clueless! I had no idea what was happening right under my nose!" Fantastic fucking defense. Why does he still have a job, again?

  • Bobarian||

    Its the perfect defense, kind of like what they did at Dresden.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    That's basically what Obama's saying about the Benghazi incident.

  • Seamus||

    That's racist!

  • hotsy totsy||

    So Manuel Osorio was kinda like Omar.."I rips an' robs."

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Stats Canada
    ‏@stats_canada
    80% of Canadians dressing as a Blues Brother for Halloween are Dan Aykroyd

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Stats Canada
    ‏@stats_canada
    34% of Newfie children are going as Newfies

  • ||

    Not after I unleash my Maritime Annihilation Project (sans PEI)which officially includes Newfounland and New Brunswick!!!!!

    Newfies are a pestilence, vile slobbering, mumbling beasts that must be liquidated sparing no expense! The dogs will of course be spared.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Are they going to ask for sodomy?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Stats Canada
    ‏@stats_canada
    In Canada, "Trick or Treat!" is followed by "Sorry for bothering you"

  • ||

    Fantastic stuff, Pantsfan. I am so happy this is a real Twitter.

    85% of Canadians have a song on a Big Shiny Tunes album

    Welp. There goes my afternoon.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Yes, It's a blast. Made by the fake news show on CBC Radio, "This is That"

  • ||

    2/3 of Canadian pop sensation, B4-4, are lawn gnomes

    I didn't even realize B4-4 were Canadian, but these guys sure do like making fun of them, along with Our Lady Peace.

    Here, this is the worst thing you will ever see with so many references to oral sex in it.

  • Ted S.||

    I thought it was "Trick or treat, eh?"

  • ||

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/ho.....error.html

    Women of terror

    Film posted by fanatics online shows the all-female unit using a fearsome array of weapons, including machine-guns, grenade rocket launchers and sniper rifles.

    The women are thought to have been recruited from the war-torn Russian republic of Chechyna by an al-Qaeda-linked group, with bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Terror experts believe that — because they are less likely to attract suspicion than men — they are being schooled to infiltrate and attack military bases and official buildings.

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    Try not to get too aroused, Epi.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Machine guns and burkas... this is just...silly. If it weren't such a serious topic...

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Today Henri will tell us his thoughts on Hallowe'en.

  • ||

    OK, you win the PM links. ALL the PM links. How do you dress as crippling self doubt?

  • R C Dean||

    The parliament narrowly approved a law freeing up the government to privatize public utilities.

    Somebody finally pointed out to them the enormous opportunities for graft.

  • ||

    http://www.examiner.com/articl.....-oblivious

    More than 14,000 murders in Chicago since 1990...Mayor oblivious

    On Sunday night, the city of Chicago surpassed the previous year's number of murders (433), when a man, identified as 68-year-old Bariffe Fitz, was found shot to death in a home on the city's South Side. A few hours later, another man died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being shot multiple times.

    Since January 1, 1990, an astonishing 14,919 people have been murdered in Chicago. Even worse, many of the victims have been children.

    In July 2010, a 13-year-old boy was shot 22 times by a masked gunman. The killer emerged from a darkened, overgrown vacant lot and pumped round after round into rising eighth-grader Robert Freeman Jr. while he was riding his bike.

    The boy's father, Robert Freeman Sr., told the Chicago Sun-Times: "My son was the only one got hit. I don't understand how no one seen anything."

    As usual, witnesses would not cooperate, and this murder is as yet, unsolved.

    The following lists the number of children murdered during the corresponding school years:

    2006-2007…31
    2007-2008…27
    2008-2009…36

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    What is your remedy? Gun control?

    Fuck that - its been this way since the Wild West and the advent of quality firearms.

  • nicole||

    Nah, gun control's been tried. Next step is a $25 tax on guns sold in the county. (Heard today that our lovely Tony Preckwinkle has given up on the $0.50/bullet tax she was hoping for in addition.)

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Some of the uber-wingnuts love to point out the gun violence in Chicago for some reason.

    Its like they are asking the gun grabbers to start up again.

    I don't get why else they would do it.

  • rho||

    Racism, of course.

  • Killazontherun||

    I bet if Chicago passed tougher gun laws it would solve the problem. *S

  • Bobarian||

    Dont you mean Mayor Oblivious?

    Aren't you supposed to capatalize surnames?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Romney's Lies to Auto Workers Show He Doesn't Get the Modern World

    http://blogs.dallasobserver.co.....kers_s.php

    but the basic argument is a lie, according to Chrysler, the owners of Jeep. Chrysler, in fact, has gone to extraordinary lengths to prove the Romney line is a lie, even calling it, "a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats." Chrysler has said that, far from moving production out of Ohio and into China, it is about to expand its Ohio production.

    Romney is forced to lie to try to salvage Ohio and Wisconsin

  • Bee Tagger||

    "a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats."

    And if there's one thing professional auto makers know, it's the world of acrobat.

  • NeonCat||

    Shouldn't that be "According to FIAT, the owners of Chrysler, the owners of Jeep."

  • BigT||

    Jeep executives appear to agree with Romney.

    Mike Manley, chief operating officer of Fiat and Chrysler in Asia and president of the Jeep brand, told Bloomberg, "We're reviewing the opportunities within existing capacity" as well as "should we be localizing the entire Jeep portfolio or some of the Jeep portfolio" to China.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/.....le/2511703

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/.....limbs.html

  • ||

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/.....47254.html

    Fast & Furious suit against Holder heating up

    A House committee's lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder over his refusal to turn over some documents related to the fallout from Operation Fast and Furious will move forward at a faster pace than the parties requested, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

    The Justice Department moved on Oct. 15 to throw out the lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and agreed with the House panel that it's lawyers could have two months to respond to that motion. However, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected that proposal on Wednesday, saying that the House committee should file its response by Nov. 16.

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    I hope something actually comes of this.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Lots of ozone and ashes, I'd imagine.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Halloween costume or Occupy Wall St?
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/hgrant.....u-spot-the

  • rho||

    Anybody who wears a costume--before, during or after Halloween--is a child and should be ignored.

  • NeonCat||

    So, no one liked your costume, that's what you're saying?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Meanwhile, an organization in Syria is saying that Hurricane Sandy was created with advance technology by "heroic Iran."

    Hey! That's the title of the Jesse Owens autobiography I ghostwrote!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Heroic Iran is an anagram of HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN. Think about it.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Missed a V, but

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Where's the ****ing delete button?

    Missed a V, but I like the hypothesis.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The V and many of the other letters are silent.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    I never was very good with phonics...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You could always blame the stutter.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Here's a real one: Aeronautic hellish vintner. Or Healthcare liven intrusion.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Aeronautic hellish vintner sounds like a WWII German air unit in Scandinavia.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's definitely German-sounding. "Your wine is hellishly aeronautic." Yes, I can hear Dieter saying that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Hitler's Vintnerlufthelle.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Oh, this needs to be a movie.

  • Pro Libertate||

    And a wine label.

  • ||

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/.....html?hp=l9

    Asking the Question, “Do You Allow Guns on Campus?”

    It is hard to believe but in a few short years my first born, my “baby,” will be heading off to college. The browsing has begun and next year we will begin making visits. Truly shocking to this GenX’er dad – not only is the college decision looming before me, but like so many other things that are different than “when I was young,” because my daughter is smarter and more gifted that I was at her age, distilling down the possibilities will be difficult. But try as we might to avoid it, we have to deal with the reality . . . our daughter will soon be going to college and we will have to help.

  • ||

    Wrong C&P, sorry. Here's the right one:

    "The man charged with shooting a security guard at the Washington office of the Family Research Council in August now faces a terrorism charge, federal officials announced Wednesday.

    Floyd Lee Corkins, II, 28, of Herndon, Va. was indicted Wednesday on ten charges, including violating District of Columbia law by committing an act of terrorism while armed. A Justice Department statement said it was the first time anyone has been charged under the District's 2002 anti-terrorism law, which defines terrorism as illegal acts undertaken to “intimidate or coerce a significant portion of the civilian population of the District of Columbia or the United States.” The offense carries a possible sentence of 30 years in prison."

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • ||

    No, you idiot, this is the best. Or maybe this.

  • Brett L||

    Please tell me that's a 5-foot-nothing 19 year old and not a 14 year old.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Yeah..her face is rather neotenous.

  • ||

    IT DOESN'T MATTER.

  • Trespassers W||

    My five year-old wanted to be Harley Quinn for Halloween.

    Um... No.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Is tonight Canadian Halloween or something?

  • Killazontherun||

    Nay. Given context, my nephew went to work his shift at the Quikimart in the 'hood (Randleman Road to the locals, so you know I'm not exaggerating) as a pretty gay looking pirate in a velvet purple vest. He's Yeti size so nobody is gonna fuck with him.

  • ||

    A sign of sanity in Greece? The parliament narrowly approved a law freeing up the government to privatize public utilities.

    The next phase of the Euro plan begins to fall into place. Having enslaved the Greeks to debt, the bankers will take Greece's utilities and infrastructure for pennies on the dollar. The Greeks will pay tolls to foreign owners on the infrastructure their taxes built.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The Greeks paid Goldman Sachs to hide their true debt levels so they could gain entry to the EU. They are their own worst enemy.

  • ||

    Disaggregate "Greek government" and "Greek people".

  • ant1sthenes||

    You mean the infrastructure foreign bankers built, right? If their taxes were sufficient for their country's needs, they wouldn't be in this mess in the first place.

  • OldMexican||

    Meanwhile, an organization in Syria is saying that Hurricane Sandy was created with advance technology by "heroic Iran."

    Ah, c'mon! They're stealing the plot from The Avengers

  • NeonCat||

    Best thing about that movie was the costumes.

    Worst thing was the script, direction, casting Uma as a Brit…

    I'd only ever seen the end and didn't know why it was a one star movie. Finally caught the beginning and middle… I don't think it's a one star, maybe one and a half.

  • CE||

    Especially Black Widow's costume.

  • ||

    http://news.yahoo.com/tempers-.....18266.html

    Tempers flare in NJ city where thousands stranded

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials in the city of Hoboken, N.J., are defending their response to severe flooding from superstorm Sandy.

    Public Safety director Jon Tooke says at least 25 percent of the city on the Hudson River across from Manhattan remains under water. He estimates at least 20,000 people are stranded and says most are being encouraged to shelter in place until floodwaters recede.

    Tempers flared Wednesday morning outside City Hall as some residents complained the city was slow to get food and other supplies out to the stranded.

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    Yes, because it's a good idea to do nothing and wait for the government to bail your ass out.

  • ||

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-v-.....02012.html

    Barack Obama v Mitt Romney: Who would Britain vote for?

    All the signs are the presidential election is set to be a close-run thing. So just why is Barack Obama overwhelmingly more popular than Mitt Romney in Britain and the rest of Europe? Chris Parsons from Yahoo! UK News takes a look.

    While the outcome of the presidential election will ultimately be decided by the American public, both Obama and Romney will be keeping one eye on the world view in the lead-up to November 6.

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's election campaigning may have been curtailed by Superstorm Sandy this week, but the two candidates are still fully aware they're involved in one of the closest presidential races in recent history.

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    Who the fuck gives a shit what an island's worth of a pinko cabal thinks?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I care just enough to tell them to fuck off if the candidate they want loses.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    In other news, Airstrip One overwhelmingly supports the Ministry of Truth and as always, condemns Emmanuel Goldstein.

  • SugarFree||

  • R C Dean||

    Sorry, not clicking any SF link, especially one with the words "bubbles" and "curvature" in it.

  • ||

    It's much drier than I had hoped.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's a PDF. That's more offensive.

  • Pro Libertate||

    All serious documents on the Internet are, you know.

  • ||

    Look, I hate Adobe and all its horrible products as much as you do, but we both know NutraSweet is capable of vastly more offense than that. It's like he's not even trying, or has gotten even more fantastically lazy.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Could've been an Access document, for instance.

  • ||

    A what? This is why lawyers shouldn't be allowed near computers.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    THANK YOU.

  • ||

    I'm just going to assume this thank you is for my lawyers statement.

  • Pro Libertate||

    So you mean to say that you are a fan of Microsoft Access and want SugarFree to link to such documents? What kind of monster are you?

  • ||

    ACCESS DOES NOT HAVE "DOCUMENTS". IT IS A DATABASE.

    I suspect you're trolling me. If so, well done.

  • ||

    Pretty sure sugarfree has linked to a .mdg file on his c drive before.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I like to think he'd do that.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I am familiar with Access and its evilness.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    No, no, Sugarfree would do much worse than that...

    He would email you a whole set of .xml documents as his "database" and let you sort it all out! Muahahahaha!

  • BakedPenguin||

    It's SFW, at least until the Old Ones return.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Move over, Bermuda Triangle!

  • Brett L||

    Its fun when you belong to a discipline like mathematics where people can't tell if you're trolling or not.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Fake goods cases exploding statewide
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    Seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods in Ohio have skyrocketed in recent years, and the flood of fake goods into the marketplace is a serious threat to commerce and the health and safety of consumers, experts said.
    Customs officials in the state were responsible for 1,767 intellectual property rights seizures in fiscal year 2012, 52 times as many as in 2008, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The retail value of the goods was $13 million, up from $1.1 million four years earlier.

    http://www.daytondailynews.com.....ide/nSpjL/

    So how much did the government spend to seize $13M worth of shit?

  • NeonCat||

    How do you value fake goods? As if they were the real items or at the retail price the fake goods dealers were going to charge?

  • tagtann||

    Looks like its gonna be a long road dude.
    www.io-anon.tk

  • The Late P Brooks||

    ordering them to return $4 million.

    To whom? The people they stole it from, or the feds?

    I'll be right here, holding my breath.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Biden: 'I'm Going to Give You the Whole Load Today'"

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/.....59899.html

    Priceless.

  • ||

    His wife probably needs the break

  • ||

    So when the fuck are we getting our chia pet election prediction update?!?!

  • ant1sthenes||

    A sign of sanity in Greece? The parliament narrowly approved a law freeing up the government to privatize public utilities.

    Privatizing shit solves the tragedy of the commons problem and ensures they're trying to make it profitable, but it doesn't actually subject them to market forces. Privatization without marketization is about as bad as an average state (better than a terrible one, worse than a well-run one).

  • Proprietist||

    CNN publishes "47 reasons to vote"
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/31/.....?hpt=hp_t2

    Cringeworthy stuff for the most part. By the way, I'm sure the choice of the number "47" was purely coincidental.

  • 0x90||

    "And then she kissed me, and I realized she probably was right: there must be forty-seven ways to leave your lover."

  • The Hammer||

    Good stuff from the Washington Examiner. Only one egregious idiot commenter.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/.....JGTyG_uWSq

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Sandy debunks 'nanny state'

    Money Quote:

    Hurricane Sandy even demonstrated that sometimes politicians should do more than what we want, especially when they are trying to save us from ourselves.
    When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered everyone out of Atlantic City, most residents ignored his request. And when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, three days before Hurricane Sandy landed, activated the city's storm plan and issued an evacuation order for the city's high-risk Zone A floodplain, many observers thought he was over-preparing, like a grandmother urging you to wear galoshes in the rain.

    Next time, evacuation orders will not be dismissed as examples of the "nanny state."
  • Fatty Bolger||

    What it demonstrated is that nannies are ineffective, except at annoying people.

  • ||

    last time a storm hit like that was in 1812...

    So in 2212 people are sure to listen and instead of 55 people dying out of millions it will be 25 people out of millions.

  • Skip||

    MSNBC panel angry that Romney collects supplies for people.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/n.....dy-victims

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The only charity they understand comes from the state. Everything else is foreign.

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