Wednesday May 13th

Got some serious bling going on? If so don’t be strutting your stuff around Gloucestershire England because your neighbor just might call the fuzz on you.

Watching a tight T-shirt-wearing, cocksure man wearing a gaudy gold chain round his neck strutting down the street is often worth a phone-call to the fashion police. But one force is taking the idea a step further and encouraging people to shop Mr T-wannabes to Crimestoppers in a novel – some might say barmy – plan to bring down the crime rate. In the latest example of innovative policing in Britain, the Gloucestershire force is encouraging members of the public to report people wearing too much ‘bling’ during the recession.

Not to be outdone by Gloucestershire England, Suffolk County New York police ask kids to snitch on others via text messages. Rewards offered for hot tips on drug dealers, other alleged miscreants.

In an effort to ramp up its fight against drug abuse among high schoolers, the Suffolk County Police Department is offering students cash rewards to turn in drug dealers, along with a new way to deliver those tips – anonymous text messages. In April, police distributed posters to 58 high schools in Suffolk, seeking voluntary participation in advertising the rewards in the Crime Stoppers program. They say the initiative gives students a way to help keep their schools safe and free of drugs. “We know that these drugs are coming into the schools,” said Lt. Robert Donohue, the commander in charge of the Crime Stoppers program. “We want to know how. We want to know who’s doing it, inside or outside of the schools.”

Idiot prowling around Fremont, CA shooting at vehicles with pellet gun.

Nearly a dozen drivers have found themselves in the crosshairs of a pellet-gun sniper on a busy Bay Area freeway and police want to stop it before someone gets killed. The shootings are taking place along Highway 680 between Washington Boulevard and Sheridan Road, near the Fremont-Sunol border. Officers are paying close attention to the stretch of Highway 680 in hopes of catching the person responsible. They are also paying close attention to the areas alongside the freeway.

Slick pic of our B-2 bomber approaching the sound barrier. Quick, take a peek before Obama gives them all away to Iran.

It looks like a fish out of water – but this airborne killing machine is right at home as it soars above the Californian desert. This amazing picture is of a U.S. military Stealth Bomber quite literally building up steam as it approaches the sound barrier. It was released to coincide with the announcement of upgraded military software for the fleet and shows the B-2 reaching a high subsonic speed during a flight over Palmdale, near Los Angeles.

Well I guess it’s back to Lipitor as the FDA slaps General Mills over their claims that Cherrios reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. Maybe we could have the FDA look into some wild claims by the Obama administration?

It’s enough to make you just bust out the bacon and eggs. Cheerios, the best-selling cereal in the world, isn’t as healthy as its packaging leads shoppers to believe, according to the Food and Drug Administration. In a letter to General Mills Inc., regulators scolded the company for “serious violations” and gave it 15 days to fix claims that the iconic ‘Os’ lower cholesterol and treat heart disease.

Sarah Palin signs book deal and predictably, left wingers are sure to come out of the woodwork with “ethics concerns.” These same idiots said nothing when Obama signed a book deal just days before becoming president.

Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers for what is described as her memoir. “There have been so many things written and said through mainstream media that have not been accurate, and it will be nice through an unfiltered forum to get to speak truthfully about who we are and what we stand for and what Alaska is all about,” Palin said in an interview Tuesday announcing the deal.

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Police scanning camera can read thousands of license plates during a typical shift. Warns officers of stolen vehicles, plates and outstanding warrants.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is using a new camera that takes pictures of license plates and checks for outstanding warrants. The Mobile Plate Hunter is a license recognition vehicle. A computer captures a tight image of the license plate and beeps an alert if that the owner has a warrant. The Mobile Plate Hunter can also scan license plates on highways, too.

U.S. Senate approves amendment to bill allowing the carrying of firearms in national parks. Anti gun zealots go nuts without actually thinking the issue through.

The U.S. Senate approved an amendment Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to allow visitors to carry guns into national parks located in states that do not bar such activity. By a vote of 67 to 29, the amendment was attached to legislation designed to protect consumers from certain practices by credit card companies. Coburn said he is not sure his amendment will survive final negotiations between the House and Senate.

Boston area trolley driver involved in crash because he was texting girlfriend was hired because he was a minority. The minority group he belonged to? It turns out “he” used to be a “she.”

The Boston-area transit authority trolley driver who allegedly slammed into another train while text-messaging his girlfriend Friday had three speeding tickets on his driving record in recent years and could face criminal charges. Aiden Quinn, 24, received the three speeding tickets in his private vehicle, two in New Hampshire in April 2007, and one in Massachusetts in 2002, sources told ABC News. Quinn, who was hired as a minority because of his transgendered “female-to-male” status, was born Georgia Quinn and boasts on an Internet networking site that he was one of the first transgender hires by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, sources said.

It appears the place to work these days would be the federal government, the only joint in the country that seems to be doing any hiring. And how about that average pay of over 70 grand a year along with platinum plated bennies?

President Obama’s call last year for “shared sacrifice” doesn’t extend to federal employees, at least based on the details of his administration’s 2010 budget released this week. At a time when the official unemployment rate is nearing double digits, and 6.35 million people are receiving unemployment benefits, the U.S. government is on a hiring binge. (snip) There’s little belt-tightening in evidence in Washington, D.C.: Counting benefits, the average pay per federal worker will leap from $72,800 in 2008 to $75,419 next year.

9th Circus (normally a buncha clowns) Court of Appeals rejects lawsuits against gun maker and dealer saying they can’t be held liable because some loon lost his mind and went on a shooting rampage.

A federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit against gun maker Glock Inc. and a Seattle gun dealer stemming from a white supremacist’s 1999 shooting rampage at a Los Angeles-area Jewish center and the murder of a postal carrier. A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ panel ruled Monday that a 2005 federal law shielding gun makers from lawsuits over criminal use of their products was constitutional.

Lesbians attempt to become the first gay couple in Russia to get married but government officials say “nyet, marriage is between a man and a woman.”

A lesbian couple challenged the Russian legal system on Tuesday when they applied for a marriage license but it was swiftly rejected on the grounds that such a union must be between a woman and a man. It was the first attempt by a gay couple to get a marriage license in Russia. Irina Fyet, a 30-year-old PR worker, and beauty parlor owner Irina Shepitko, 32, said they would marry instead this summer in Toronto, where gay marriage is legal and no residency is required. Clad in tuxedos and holding bouquets of white flowers, the pair, from southern Russia, said a gay marriage could improve the “dangerous” situation for homosexuals in Russian society.

Inexperienced flight crew was chatting away about how little knowledge they had concerning icy conditions and flying an airplane minutes before they lost control and plunged to the ground.

The two pilots flying a doomed Buffalo-bound commuter plane were so busy flirting and chatting about their lives, relationships and career goals that when ice built up on their wings and windshield, it became just another topic of conversation. “I’ve never seen icing conditions. I’ve never de-iced,” said First Officer Rebecca Shaw, 24, according to a transcript released yesterday at a hearing by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Seems Apple computer may have to alter some of their television commercials as they release patch for 67 security vulnerabilities in OS X and Safari browser.

On the same day Microsoft shipped a bundle of patches for gaping holes in its PowerPoint software, Apple followed suit, dropping a monster Mac OS X update to correct 67 security vulnerabilities. The sudden Apple Patch Day also included a patch to cover a trio of flaws in the Safari Web browser (Mac OS X and Windows). The OS X update covers flaws in 31 different components, including several known (and dated) issues in open-source packages used by Apple. These include vulnerabilities in Apache, BIND, CUPS, OpenSSL, PHP and Kerberos.

Quote of the day.

By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell — and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.

-Adolph Hitler~Mein Kampf

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