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Homeland Security agent seizes notes from a reporter who wrote critical stories | The Verge

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The Washington Times is preparing a lawsuit after federal agents raided the Maryland home of award-winning investigative reporter Audrey Hudson and confiscated her notes.

The agents had a warrant, but it was for unregistered firearms suspected of belonging to her husband. Only after they left did Hudson realize that some of her notes, which included interviews with confidential sources, were missing. The notes pertained to her reporting on problems within the Department of Homeland Security\’s federal air marshal service.

During the raid, a Homeland Security agent asked Hudson if she was the reporter who had written the air marshal stories for the Times.

via Homeland Security agent seizes notes from a reporter who wrote critical stories | The Verge.

Written by edparnell

October 28, 2013 at 1:03 am

Shippensburg-area man accused of exposing himself at McDonald’s drive-thru window | PennLive.com

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A Shippensburg Township man is accused of exposing his genitals to several employees of a McDonald’s as he picked up his food at the drive-thru window back in June, borough police said.

Minutes later, the man drove back to the window to complain about not receiving part of his order and exposed himself again to the employees, police said.

On Thursday, Matthew Mitchell, 29, of Orrstown Road, was charged with three counts of corruption of minors, four counts of open lewdness and four counts of indecent exposure.

Police said Mitchell exposed himself to three 17-year-old female employees at the restaurant and the manager.

via Shippensburg-area man accused of exposing himself at McDonald’s drive-thru window | PennLive.com.

Written by edparnell

March 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Posted in Crime, Disgusting

Consumer Alert: Lab tests show gooey mold in ‘Vitamin Water’ – San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

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A News 8 consumer alert on contaminated Vitamin Water is expanding across the country. More people are coming forward to complain about a gooey substance inside their energy drink.

“There was this blob of stuff in my mouth and it was all over my mouth and my tongue and I had to peel it off,” said Los Angeles resident Saundra Santamarina. “I panicked and I looked at the bottle and there was this blob floating around in it.”

“It’s like something I’ve never seen before and the taste of it was just terrible. And it made me sick,” Joel Kaufman of Pittsburgh reported to News 8 this week.

“I didn’t know if it was some sort of mold that could be harmful or if it was anything animal related. I had no idea,” said Brett, a Navy man from San Diego, who did not want his last named used for this report.

via Consumer Alert: Lab tests show gooey mold in ‘Vitamin Water’ – San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com.

Written by edparnell

March 28, 2013 at 4:15 am

Posted in Business, Disgusting

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

Supposedly homeless recipient of boots from NYPD cop has an apartment, after all — EDITORIAL – NYPOST.com

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So it now turns out that Jeffrey Hillman, the barefoot beggar who famously received a free pair of boots from a big-hearted police officer, not only has an apartment but pockets as much as several hundred dollars a day while pretending to be homeless.

Hillman freely admitted as much to a team of Post reporters who followed him home on the subway Sunday — and then watched as he calmly counted a huge wad of bills. Not to mention that he seems to be the Imelda Marcos of the streets, with at least 30 pairs of shoes and boots.

Most New Yorkers will doubtless be disappointed to learn that the inspiring tale of a police officer’s kindness to a man in distress would have such a cynical denouement. Few, however, will be surprised. Even so, there is a moral to this story that is especially timely.

via Supposedly homeless recipient of boots from NYPD cop has an apartment, after all — EDITORIAL – NYPOST.com.

Written by edparnell

March 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Posted in Disgusting

FDNY lieutenant breaks down on the street when he is confronted about ‘racist tweets’ that called mayor ‘King Heeb’ and used ethnic slurs | Mail Online

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A New York City EMS lieutenant broke down in tears on the street on Friday when he was confronted over racist tweets and offense comments he made on his Twitter feed.

Timothy Dluhos, who works for the Fire Department of New York, made posts calling Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is Jewish, ‘King Heeb,’ referring to black people as ‘coloreds’ and calling Asians ‘chinks,’ according to reports.

He also tweeted that his most prized possession is Nazi gold pin with a German U-Boat and a swastika.

via FDNY lieutenant breaks down on the street when he is confronted about ‘racist tweets’ that called mayor ‘King Heeb’ and used ethnic slurs | Mail Online.

Written by edparnell

March 26, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Posted in Disgusting, Dumb

Man finds roasted pig’s head in pram – The Local

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A police spokesman told Die Welt newspaper on Tuesday that it remained unclear whether the head, discovered on Sunday, was a veiled mafia-style threat, a macabre joke, or a particularly passive-aggressive neighbour’s way of protesting about the presence of the baby carriage.

The man told police that he had not received any complaints from neighbours about keeping the pram in the hallway.

The carriage and the blanket inside it were reportedly severely damaged by the large quantity of grease that had leaked out of the head.

via Man finds roasted pig’s head in pram – The Local.

Written by edparnell

November 16, 2012 at 4:51 am

Posted in Animals, Disgusting

East Capitol Press

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East Capitol Press provides the latest CRS Reports, Congressional Letters and Dear Colleague Letters from the Hill at an affordable price. We started this site because subscription rates regarding congressional information are too high. In order to make this information as accessible as possible, East Capitol Press has made the documents affordable and available on a singular basis. Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports are $5. Congressional letters are $2.50. Dear Colleague Letters, letters circulated between Members of Congress, are only $1.

via East Capitol Press.

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November 15, 2012 at 1:03 am

The mentally ill are still neglected and stigmatised – just as I found they were 10 years ago – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent

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Ten years ago I spent six months touring the country observing the care provided to people with mental illness for a book I was writing. Pure Madness, published in 2003, described a system “driven by fear”, in which risk reduction and protection of the public was the priority, rather than the care of patients. The public and political focus on the tiny numbers who posed a risk had distracted attention from the “huge majority of frightened, disturbed people whose suffering remains largely hidden”, I wrote.

When I was asked to join the Schizophrenia Commission last year I was delighted to have the chance to look again at the mental health service a decade on from my earlier investigation. What I found was profoundly disheartening.

Despite billions of pounds of extra investment in the NHS, which had brought many improvements in resources, staffing and buildings, the plight of the patients and their carers seemed, depressingly, unchanged.

via The mentally ill are still neglected and stigmatised – just as I found they were 10 years ago – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

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November 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Death of woman denied an abortion causes uproar in Ireland – latimes.com

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The death of an ailing woman who was refused an abortion in an Irish hospital has inflamed longstanding concern about Ireland’s tight restrictions on when women can terminate a pregnancy.

Praveen Halappanavar told the Irish Times that his wife, Savita, was suffering intense pain and had been told her baby would not survive. Upset but resigned to losing her child, she was denied an abortion despite repeated pleas with their Galway hospital as she suffered shakes and vomiting, Halappanavar told the newspaper.

“The consultant said it was the law, that this is a Catholic country. Savita said, ‘I am neither Irish nor Catholic,’ but they said there was nothing they could do,” Halappanavar told the newspaper from India.

As long as the fetus still had a heartbeat, the husband said they were told, an abortion was illegal. Days later, the heartbeat stopped and the remains were removed, but Halappanavar grew sicker, eventually dying of blood poisoning, her husband told the Irish Times.

The Galway Roscommon University Hospitals Group said it could not discuss the details of her case with reporters, but was reviewing the unexpected death in line with its usual procedures to establish what had happened. It extended its sympathy to her husband, family and friends. The Health Service Executive, a national body that oversees Irish healthcare, is also carrying out a review and will recommend any changes needed to prevent similar incidents, it said.

via Death of woman denied an abortion causes uproar in Ireland – latimes.com.

Written by edparnell

November 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Posted in Disgusting, Fail, Medicine, News

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