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Head of NSA blasts reporters for ‘selling’ leaked documents | The Verge

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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”

via Head of NSA blasts reporters for ‘selling’ leaked documents | The Verge.

Written by edparnell

October 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

Posted in Conspiracies, Dumb, Law

Girl Looking For Cell Phone Rescued From Train Tracks At Last Second In Terrifying VIDEO

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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.

via Girl Looking For Cell Phone Rescued From Train Tracks At Last Second In Terrifying VIDEO.

Written by edparnell

April 2, 2013 at 8:59 am

Posted in Dumb

Dana Leland, Rhode Island Man, Used Counterfeit Bills At Target That Pictured The Wrong Face: Police

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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.

via Dana Leland, Rhode Island Man, Used Counterfeit Bills At Target That Pictured The Wrong Face: Police.

Written by edparnell

March 29, 2013 at 6:15 am

Posted in Crime, Dumb

Exotic dancer accused of human smuggling after AZ traffic stop – CBS 5 – KPHO

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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.”

via Exotic dancer accused of human smuggling after AZ traffic stop – CBS 5 – KPHO.

Written by edparnell

March 29, 2013 at 3:36 am

Posted in Crime, Dumb

Are cardboard cut-outs the traffic officers of the future? | Metro News

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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.

via Are cardboard cut-outs the traffic officers of the future? | Metro News.

Written by edparnell

March 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Posted in Dumb

Snow escape for Whitnash shop robbers | Leamington Observer

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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.

via Snow escape for Whitnash shop robbers | Leamington Observer.

Written by edparnell

March 28, 2013 at 8:46 am

Posted in Crime, Dumb

Crystal Frantzen Allegedly Gives Gary Tipton Oral Sex For ‘Better Deal’ On Car

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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.

via Crystal Frantzen Allegedly Gives Gary Tipton Oral Sex For ‘Better Deal’ On Car.

Written by edparnell

March 28, 2013 at 4:15 am

Posted in Disgusting, Dumb, Products

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