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Old 2013-02-22, 01:46   Link #26661
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Now this story is chilling:

Video Report:
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/2...nk/?hpt=ac_bn1

Summation: A 21-year old woman's body was found inside a hotel water tank.

How'd it get there? Suspicion points to murder.
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Old 2013-02-22, 01:55   Link #26662
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Now this story is chilling:

Video Report:
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/2...nk/?hpt=ac_bn1

Summation: A 21-year old woman's body was found inside a hotel water tank.

How'd it get there? Suspicion points to murder.
That murderer copied us!
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Old 2013-02-22, 01:57   Link #26663
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Old 2013-02-22, 03:26   Link #26664
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al-Qaeda's 22 tips for dodging drones

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The document includes advice such as "hide under thick trees" (believed to be bin Laden's contribution), and instructions for setting up a "fake gathering" using dolls to "mislead the enemy".
Found by the Associated Press in a building in Timbuktu, the ancient city occupied by Islamists last year, the document is believed to have been abandoned as extremists fled a French military intervention last month. It is a Xeroxed copy of a tipsheet authored by a Yemeni extremist that has been published on some jihadi forums, but that has made little appearance in English.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...t-in-full.html
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Old 2013-02-22, 05:26   Link #26665
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Play the dead. If it works on bear, it should on works on drone!
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Old 2013-02-22, 06:10   Link #26666
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Fed unlikely to curtail stimulus despite rising doubts
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...91L02I20130222
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Old 2013-02-22, 06:16   Link #26667
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Play the dead. If it works on bear, it should on works on drone!
What if the drone is a Reaper? Oops I forgot to collect that soul, FIRE THE HELLFIRE!

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whats the Swiss going to do, stop selling cheese with holes in it.
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Don't look down on the Swiss. For all you know, the whole country will use Selfdestruct on itself at the slightest provocation, taking the bank accounts of all the rich bastards with it.

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That would almost be amusing to see happen.
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Leak information on the tax evasion schemes of top US executives.
And so they did :

Swiss bank account adds twist to Spain corruption scandal

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(Reuters) - When Luis Barcenas, a former treasurer of Spain's ruling People's Party now at the heart of a growing corruption scandal, deposited 14 million euros in a new account at his Swiss bank in 2005 the bank asked him to explain how he came by the money.

Barcenas told Dresdner bank, since acquired by LGT bank, the funds came from his involvement with eight Spanish and Argentine companies and from real estate and fine art deals, according to documents from the examining magistrate's evidence file in a Spanish High Court investigation seen by Reuters.

Three companies that Barcenas told the bank his funds had derived from have denied any links with him, raising questions about the provenance of the money in a case that has become increasingly uncomfortable for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Other companies he claimed links with have confirmed them. Others have gone out of business and could not be reached.

The former party official is the key figure in a corruption case that has damaged Rajoy politically as he grapples with a grave economic crisis, and has added to Spaniards' suspicions of a deep rot now afflicting the democracy that emerged 35 years ago following the death of General Franco.

Barcenas is being investigated by a High Court magistrate who is seeking to establish whether he used his party position to take bribes and concealed the money in Switzerland.

Through his lawyer, Barcenas declined to comment for this story. Rajoy has denied allegations of party funding irregularities involving Barcenas. LGT, where Barcenas has been a client since 1990, declined to comment on its dealings with him, citing banking secrecy laws.

In 2005, Barcenas' bank in Switzerland, Dresdner, which was bought by LGT in 2009, carried out background checks to establish that the 14 million euros ($18 million) that Barcenas was moving from one account to another at the bank were clean.

Bank officials looked into the business ties Barcenas had provided to explain where his money came from and concluded it came from legitimate sources, according to the court documents.

Internal emails between Dresdner staff, contained in the banking records that are part of the court file, show that a person from the bank met Barcenas in August 2005 in an effort to establish whether his money was related to his political activities. "Client confirmed that his political duties started in May 2004 and that the assets with us have no relation at all with his current and recent function," reads one of the e-mails.

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

Barcenas worked for the PP from the early-1980s until 2009, mostly in the accounting department. He became a senator in 2004 while continuing to keep books at party headquarters. He was officially party treasurer from 2008 to 2009.

The records from what was then Dresdner bank show that Barcenas said he made his money in part from involvement in eight companies including television production company Serena Digital, and water treatment firm Langa de Duero Enercorr XXI. Serena Digital's president and a public relations representative for Enercorr told Reuters that Barcenas had never had any link with either company.

Another firm, consulting company Netcheck, said it had been a source of a relatively small amount of money for Barcenas, while another, a financial fund now owned by Bankia bank confirmed Barcenas was a board member.

Two companies Barcenas cited, Producciones Altea Films and Padel Set, have closed and principals could not be reached.

Another company that Barcenas named is La Moraleja, an Argentine citrus and soy producer owned by the family of Angel Sanchis, another former PP treasurer. The company referred Reuters to a lawyer, who did not respond to requests for comment. The company's president released a statement through Spanish news agency EFE denying any links with Barcenas.

Barcenas said he had an interest in a company called Acesa. The court papers show that Dresdner employees looked into two Spanish companies with that name. One of them, a toll-road operator, told Reuters it has no links with Barcenas. Another, Accion Editorial SA, has gone out of business, according to the corporate registry, and Reuters was not able to contact anyone there. There are other companies with similar names but Reuters did not contact them.

The court papers also referred to fine art and real estate dealings cited by Barcenas as a source of funds in addition to the companies.

A Spanish police report, that is part of the evidence file at the High Court, showed inspectors found records showing net gains of about 300,000 euros in sales of property Barcenas and his wife had title to, but no record of art dealings by him.

EXAMINING MAGISTRATE

While the sources of Barcenas' money are unclear, the millions in offshore accounts have riled Spaniards at a time when Rajoy is asking them to accept cuts in wages and social services to save the government from potential bankruptcy.

Barcenas left the People's Party, or PP, in 2009 when he was accused of involvement in a kickbacks scheme in which companies overcharged for putting on events such as campaign rallies and shared extra profits with local PP politicians.

Since then the examining magistrate - akin to a prosecutor in the Spanish legal system - has continued to investigate Barcenas in connection with the kickbacks scandal.

Barcenas could face a prison sentence of up to six years, and fines, if convicted of bribery, one of the offences he is charged with by the High Court. The court this month added money-laundering and tax fraud charges.

Meanwhile investigators are poring over his banking records at LGT, which were provided by Switzerland in November.

The bank records do not necessarily show wrongdoing. They are part of an ongoing investigation and it is not yet clear how the examining magistrate will use the evidence as he tries to build his case for tax fraud and money laundering charges.

The magistrate's long-running investigation of Barcenas and the kickbacks scandal had largely faded from view until January when El Pais newspaper published what it said were secret party financial records he kept over almost two decades.

Barcenas has called the supposed ledgers a forgery and denied wrongdoing. Rajoy has denied any illegal accounting at the party.

Barcenas is due to appear on February 25 before the examining magistrate in Madrid to respond to the charges against him.
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Old 2013-02-22, 23:44   Link #26668
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White House brings out Republican Cabinet member to warn on cuts
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...91L00920130222
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Old 2013-02-23, 11:24   Link #26669
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In this day and age in the gloominess of media news, we could sometimes use some uplifting stories.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2743310.html
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Old 2013-02-23, 15:08   Link #26670
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But Harris, who was raised by his reverend grandfather, told KCTV that the decision to return the ring was an obvious one, and that he doesn’t actually think his actions warrant so much attention.

"What I actually feel like is,” Harris told KCTV, "what has the world come to when a person who returns something that doesn't belong to him and all this happens?”
This is the quote of the day... our society has degraded so much.
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Old 2013-02-23, 16:02   Link #26671
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This is the quote of the day... our society has degraded so much.
Eh... human hasn't started being greedy just in the past few decades, while Mr. Harris displayed exceptional integrity here, I challenge you to point out any human civilization where people would be shocked to find a poor person deciding to keep what is practically a small fortune for them.
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Old 2013-02-23, 19:30   Link #26672
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Fans, driver injured in crash at Daytona Speedway
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...91L11L20130223

Iran says it has brought down a foreign spy drone
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...91N00A20130224
Not the first time they claim to have do so without giving any proof.
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Old 2013-02-23, 21:18   Link #26673
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This is the quote of the day... our society has degraded so much.
Start worrying when the consensus is that he is a sucker for giving back the jewelry.
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Old 2013-02-23, 22:09   Link #26674
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Now this story is chilling:

Video Report:
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/2...nk/?hpt=ac_bn1

Summation: A 21-year old woman's body was found inside a hotel water tank.

How'd it get there? Suspicion points to murder.
Just to follow up on this story, it's actually even creepier now.

The hotel already has a very creepy history of suicides and serial killers:


Autopsy is inconclusive:
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb...-body-20130222

Paranormal events at the hotel:
http://memoriesproject.com/2012/02/2...haunted-hotel/

This could totally be made into a really creepy movie. The movie would start out with scenes of the satanist serial killer killing his victim in one of the rooms. Then flash forward to the protagonist trying to start her journalism career so she decides to investigate this hotel based on a story her father told her. That story would be the one from the blog where her father stayed in the room where the serial killer choked one of his victims to death.

So she's investigating the paranormal activities if the hotel and we see flashbacks of the other creepy events (suicides, other serial killers, satanist rituals, etc) being told by hotel staff, police, etc. Meanwhile she also finds out more about the serial killer's satanist cult and how they're still around. She starts getting strange visions leading her to think there's something important on the rooftop. Maybe she finds clues showing that the Satanists are performing rituals on the roof of the hotel. Then things start getting crazy where her visions starts blending into reality and she tries to escape the hotel but she can't (the elevator footage would be used here to start the sequence). The end of the movie would be a news report of her body being found in the water tank.

It should be ambiguous whether she was killed by the supernatural or actually killed by the satanists who still inhabit the hotel.
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Old 2013-02-23, 22:11   Link #26675
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you left the Hotel is built on top of either Indian Burial Ground of a site of a mass murder.
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Old 2013-02-24, 02:09   Link #26676
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Eh... human hasn't started being greedy just in the past few decades, while Mr. Harris displayed exceptional integrity here, I challenge you to point out any human civilization where people would be shocked to find a poor person deciding to keep what is practically a small fortune for them.
Any country whose environment is heavily influenced by religion or sense of honor would qualify.
Japan or India would be good examples.
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Old 2013-02-24, 02:28   Link #26677
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Any country whose environment is heavily influenced by religion or sense of honor would qualify.
Japan or India would be good examples.
Only out of fear. Fear of shame (honor-driven cultures) and fear of posthumous punishment (religion).

What sort of person are you when you're alone in the dark? I would have only returned such an item if there was a reward--otherwise I would have fenced it without hesitation.

The fear of not being able to afford to pay rent or buy groceries is a bit stronger than the fear of Bronze Age fairy tales about a bearded man in the sky.
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Old 2013-02-24, 02:37   Link #26678
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What sort of person are you when you're alone in the dark? I would have only returned such an item if there was a reward--otherwise I would have fenced it without hesitation.
amateur, unless you need the cash immediately. hold on to it only fence/pawn it when you absolutely need to. the further the time distance between when you found the item in to when you cash it in the higher chance you get away with it.

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The fear of not being able to afford to pay rent or buy groceries is a bit stronger than the fear of Bronze Age fairy tales about a bearded man in the sky.
i wonder how many people who keep saying they would return have ever been hungry
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Old 2013-02-24, 02:46   Link #26679
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By "without hesitation" I didn't mean temporally--I meant I wouldn't have any moral qualms about doing so. I wouldn't pawn it right away unless I was really scraping the bottom of the barrel. :P
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Old 2013-02-24, 03:13   Link #26680
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amateur, unless you need the cash immediately. hold on to it only fence/pawn it when you absolutely need to. the further the time distance between when you found the item in to when you cash it in the higher chance you get away with it.


i wonder how many people who keep saying they would return have ever been hungry
I wonder how many people have never gone hungry and yet wouldn't have returned it?

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Any country whose environment is heavily influenced by religion or sense of honor would qualify.
Japan or India would be good examples.
All it means, as far as I can see, is that crime is (relatively) low at best, and massively underreported at worst. Remember that rape/murder scandal a few weeks back in India, precisely? Where were that honor and piety then?
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