Thursday, January 6, 2011

Man Sends Ex-girlfriend an exploding Sex-Toy



Man charged with two felonies for making homemade explosive device
WASECA — A Waseca man has been charged with felony creation and possession of an explosive or incendiary device and felony terroristic threats after authorities discovered a homemade explosive device hidden in a sex toy.

Terry Allen Lester, 37, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a $20,000 fine if convicted.

On January 1, Officer Kari Kalow responded to a home in Waseca about a civil matter.

According to the woman, Lester had been staying with her and another woman at her apartment, but he was forced to leave when the manager learned about this.
Read more at www.wasecacountynews.com
 


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Who Guards Corrections Corporation of America as it Guards Our Immigration Prisons?

Clipped from www.alternet.org

Who Guards Corrections Corporation of America as it Guards Our Immigration Prisons?


A federal prosecutor is likely investigating claims that CCA used inmate violence to force prisoners to snitch on one another or be moved to extremely violent units.
In November, the Associated Press reported that a video obtained by its reporters showed Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) prison guards watching prisoners fight in an Idaho prison, ignoring the pleas of the prisoner being beaten, Hanni Elabed. While this was not an immigration detention facility, CCA operates many detention facilities under contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE needs to look closely at this incident and others reported this year and reassess whether it will continue to risk housing immigration detainees in CCA facilities.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Experts claim to discover 'root cause' of male baldness

Clipped from www.bbc.co.uk

Experts claim to discover 'root cause' of male baldness

Experts say they have discovered what they believe is the root cause of male pattern baldness.

It is not simply a lack of hair, but rather a problem with the new hair that is made.

A manufacturing defect means the hair produced is so small it appears invisible to the naked eye, giving the classic bald spot or receding hairline.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk
 


Friday, December 31, 2010

The Media's Failure to Challenge Corporate Spin and Lies

The Media's Failure to Challenge Corporate Spin and Lies

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had a good laugh during a recent segment about
the five
biggest political lies of 2010
. PolitiFact gave the top prize to
Republicans and pundits who repeatedly lied—and got away with it—by
calling the healthcare bill a “government takeover.”



After showing multiple clips of Republicans repeating the same lie
over and over again, Matthews could barely contain his laughter. “Are
we watching a Woody Allen movie here?” he asked his guests. “Do they
get all their talking points from Frank
Luntz
? Some guy down on the beach in Santa Monica is knocking out
the terminology. The lingo in these people. Don’t they know they sound
like parrots?”

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trash-Can Trap Tricks (and Kills) Pregnant Mosquitoes

Clipped from www.livescience.com

Trash-Can Trap Tricks (and Kills) Pregnant Mosquitoes

A trap that lures mosquito moms-to-be could help stop the spread of dengue fever, researchers at Tulane University report.

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Chicago Cop Who Oversaw Torture of Over 100 Prisoners Awaits His Sentence

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Infamous Police Commander Who Oversaw Torture of Over 100 Prisoners Awaits His Sentence


The depressing Jon Burge saga in Chicago reinforces the notion that racial bias is part of the institutional gene pool of the nation's police departments.

G. Flint Taylor should be basking in the glow of vindication as he awaits the January 20 sentencing of Jon Burge, the retired Chicago police commander convicted for lying about a ring of torturing cops he led.

Read more at www.alternet.org