Archive for the ‘Dumb’ Category
Reporters should be prevented from “selling” National Security Agency documents, Gen. Keith Alexander says in a videotaped interview with Department of Defense blog Armed With Science. In a discussion designed to reassure the American public that its government is not spying on them, the NSA chief calls for an end to the publication of documents leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden. “I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000-whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these — you know it just doesn’t make sense,” Alexander said. “We ought to come up with a way of stopping it. I don’t know how to do that. That’s more of the courts and the policymakers but, from my perspective, it’s wrong to allow this to go on”
Your cell phone or your life? One girl in Brazil almost lost both, according to a shocking cell phone video posted to YouTube last week.
The clip, filmed by a bystander in the the Corinthians-Itaquera Metro station, in São Paulo, Brazil, shows the harrowing, last-second rescue of a girl pulled from the tracks and out of the path of an oncoming train.
Media reports claim the girl had climbed down to the tracks to try to retrieve her phone. A security guard pulled her to safety and she was unharmed, although she appears visibly shaken in the final moments of the video.
Dana Leland, Rhode Island Man, Used Counterfeit Bills At Target That Pictured The Wrong Face: Police
A Rhode Island man police say used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases at a Target store made a critical mistake.
The bills had a picture of President Abraham Lincoln on them. Real $100 bills bear a picture of Benjamin Franklin. Lincoln’s portrait graces the $5 bill.
An exotic dancer from Tucson has been booked into jail on six counts of human smuggling, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.
Maria Bustamante, 33, was carrying $1,000 at the time of her arrest Friday night, PCSO said.
A deputy pulled her over for several traffic violations on Interstate 10 near Milepost 216 and discovered six men inside.
Bustamante identified her passengers as friends, but when questioned, she could not provide the names of any of the people, PCSO said.
The six men were asked where they were headed and one of them said California, sheriff’s investigators said. When asked if they were U.S. citizens all of the men shook their heads and said “no.”
A traffic officer that works 24 hours a day and never gets tired may sound like something from the future but it actually exists today, in the form a cardboard cut-out in India.
The new type of low-tech policeman can be found in Bangalore and from early reports is sounds like they’re doing one heck of a job.
‘Impact has been quite good. A lot of people when they see from a little distance, they immediately turn back,’ additional commissioner of police Dr MA Saleem said.
‘In fact one auto driver was found talking to that person.’
The move comes after an increase in the number of deaths on the roads of the Indian city.
Authorities faced the daunting task of having to find and extra 3,000 traffic cops to police the 8.5million population.
But instead they came up with the clever (or very silly) idea of stationing a life-size cardboard police officer on some of the most hectic roads.
FOOTPRINTS in the snow led to six people being arrested following a robbery at a Whitnash shop last weekend.
Members of staff at the One Stop convenience store on Heathcote Road were threatened by two men who stole money, stamps and lottery scratchcards shortly after 7.30am on Saturday (March 23).
But police officers attended the scene and were able to follow footprints in the snow from the store to a block of nearby flats.
Further enquiries led them to attend a second address where four people were arrested and two other suspects were arrested later in the day.
Four suspects appeared before court charged with robbery while two were later released without charge.
Crystal Frantzen, 28, was spotted performing oral sex on 58-year-old Gary Tipton in public “in exchange for a better deal” on a Cadillac she wanted to buy from him, according to a Sullivan County, Tenn. Sheriff’s report obtained by the Smoking Gun.
Dispatchers received complaints of indecent exposure at a gas station parking lot in Blountville around noon on March 20, WCYB reported.
The act was allegedly taking place inside the very car that Tipton was trying to sell, according to the Times News.
The ad agency responsible for the Ford ad mock-ups that caused an uproar last week has fired some of the employees involved.
The website Ads of the World reportedly posted several Ford ad mock-ups online last week, including one depicting former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with three bound women and another depicting Paris Hilton kidnapping the Kardashian sisters, who were also tied up. The fake ads, which originated in India, sparked outrage in the country, which has been grappling with a series of gang-rape cases and just passed a new anti-rape law.
Ad agency J. Walter Thompson (JWT), the ad agency responsible for the ad mock-ups, told The Huffington Post in a statement Wednesday that it has fired some of its employees in response. Ford spokesman Chris Preuss also confirmed to HuffPost that JWT fired the “employees involved.”
“After a thorough internal review, we have taken appropriate disciplinary action with those involved, which included the exit of employees at JWT,” Anaka Kobzev, a spokesperson for JWT, said in the statement. “These were necessary steps owing to the direct accountability of the concerned individuals as we work to ensure that both the right oversight and processes are strictly enforced so that this never happens again.”
Evan Dorsey: Find crystal meth, rob a dealer and help a stranger: The bizarre criminal checklist that police found on Boston burglar | Mail Online
Boston police found a criminal ‘to-do’ list on a 25-year-old man whom they arrested for burglary that included ‘goals’ such as finding crystal meth and coke, getting a gold watch, robbing a drug dealer, selling drugs, and doing one altruistic act for a stranger.
Evan Dorsey, of Weymouth, Mass., was arrested on Friday after allegedly breaking into a home on Manoment Road and stealing insulin from a UPS package.
Police were alerted to Dorsey’s activities by neighbors, who called authorities to report that Dorsey had been going door-to-door saying that he was conducting a survey about opening a marijuana dispensary.
At the time of his arrest, Dorsey was carrying about two dozen pieces of jewelry that police presume were stolen, several tools used to pry open doors and a baton-like weapon known as a black jack.
At the Resort Plaza Walmart, people can save a dollar. And, apparently, waste a buck as well.
By shooting it with a handgun, that is.
Which is why Arcangelo Bianco Jr., 40, finds himself in trouble with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
According to the commission, Bianco fired several rounds at a hapless white-tailed deer from within the Burrell Township store’s parking lot and bagged the animal on the other side of Old William Penn Highway (Old Route 22) one afternoon last November.
The most serious of the charges he faces is a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. He also was slapped with five summary offenses, all hunting law violations, including hunting without a license, shooting on or across highways and unlawful killing or taking of big game.
“Obviously, we can’t have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer,” said Jack Lucas, the wildlife conservation officer who investigated the incident.
But the one thing Bianco does not stand accused of is hunting out of season — the incident reportedly took place on Nov. 26, the first day of antlered deer season with regular firearms.