Friday, July 22, 2011
JERUSALEM - Female foreign reporters complained Friday after being asked to remove their bras for a security check before being allowed into the offices of Israel's prime minister.The three women were told by security personnel to undress and take off their bras for X-ray in two separate incidents at the Jerusalem offices of Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week.All three complied with the request despite the distress it caused, in an incident denounced by the Foreign Press Association as "unnecessary, humiliating and counterproductive.Each of the women was taken behind a curtain in the lobby of the entrance hall and patted down before being told to undress -- then their bras were passed out, in full view of male and female colleagues and security personnel, to be put through an X-ray machine.
Now thats an absolutely baller move..here these woman are, thinking they're all professional, and equal in the workplace and then, boom in walks the Israeli PM to restore order and knock them down a peg. Let that be a lesson to the ladies of Israel, yea you may not be a Muslim nation, but dont ever forget where you stand in the grand scheme of important things .
PS: How badly do you think Obama wishes he could slam this ruling down on Hillary...soon as she starts spouting off on foreign policy..."oh, hey Hillary, forgot to mention the new policy. From now on you've gotta go braless in the Oval Office, teach you a lesson about showing me up in front of the joint chiefs.
San Antonio - Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of a former Bexar County jailer accused of providing a small hacksaw-stuffed taco to high-risk inmates plotting an elaborate escape attempt, including a man who was awaiting trial for capital murder. Alfred Casas, 31, knew he messed up two years ago when he agreed to meet the girlfriend of double-murder suspect Jacob Keller after work so he could pick up a taco to give Keller, jurors heard the defendant admit in a recorded interview with detectives. “It was one taco and I opened it and there was nothing in it,” Casas said through tears as detectives had him change off-camera into orange inmate scrubs. “I know it sounds stupid. I'm stupid for bringing those tacos. But it was a regular taco. I didn't know (about the hacksaw blade).” If convicted, Casas, who was a three-year veteran of the sheriff's office, could face up to 20 years in prison for two counts of accepting bribes. He faces up to 10 years for a charge of providing an implement for escape.
Unless this guy has lined up Caycee Anthony's attourney, or really hams up the diminished mental capacity card in court, he's getting the max sentence.
Here's the thing, when you're caught for something like this, you're caught. Don't bother lying about it, and certainly don't bother telling the judge that you looked at the taco and didn't notice the hacksaw in it. Are you freaking kidding me buddy? Didn't notice the hacksaw.
Do you know what my case would be if I was the prosecutor? Two exhibits, one, a .99 Cent burrito from Taco Bell, and two, a hacksaw I picked up on the way to court from Home Depot...that's right on the way to court, no need to prepare for this case...Just walk in there throw out one of those cliched lawyer lines, "ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I implore you (hold up taco in one hand, hacksaw in the other), the man claims he inspected the taco and missed this saw, do we really want this kind of liar in public?" And that'd be it. Case closed.
The Atlantic - The Sun has a curious report today on Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, a member of Abu Dhabi's ruling family. The paper informs us that the billionaire sheikh had workmen carve his name, Hamad, in capital letters into an island he owns in the United Arab Emirates called Al Futaisi, without elaborating on when the name was inscribed, how it was accomplished, or how The Sun learned of the exploit. The paper reports that the name is so massive--we're talking two miles across, with each letter over half a mile high--that it's visible from space. Indeed, it is. To get a sense of just how gigantic this thing is, here's a view of both Abu Dhabi and Al Futaisi captured by Google Earth's satellites in 2009 (we've inserted an arrow to Hamad's name):
I mean, yea, its completely baller, don't get me wrong, I'd kill to have enough money just to build the H. So it's defintitely baller.
But at the same time, I feel like by rich people standards, maybe this isn't that great? I mean I just picture Richard Branson living on his chain of islands getting a chuckle out of how hard this goofball sheikh is trying to fit in... That's the difference between true ballers, the movers and shakers of the world, and your average rich idiot.
This island being the perfect example of the latter...this island is the equivalent of a hood rich dude pimping out his 2001 civic with a gigantic spoiler, 18 in rims and a fake hood scoop...Does it look allright? Sure. When it lines up next to a dude rolling a 700 series BMW? Looks like a cheap childs toy. In this analogy Richard Branson's string of tropical islands being the BMW. Because without a doubt, push comes to shove, I'd rather own a tropical island in an area of the world I'd actually have a desire to visit, over some sandy waste land of an island, in the middle east, with neighboring terrorist countries and 120 degree heat. As far as rich people are concerned this Sheikh's island is the equivalent of you or I carving our name in the sand with our toe at Hampton beach...big frigen whoop.
Yahoo - Here's something you never want to hear: "That loud booming sound is coming from inside the house!" That's what one Inocenta Hernandez from Guatemala City learned after a sudden noise caused her to run outside, thinking there had been an explosion nearby. When she realized the problem was inside her home, she returned to find a gaping, three feet wide, 40 feet deep sinkhole beneath her bed. Hernandez, 65, was relieved that the damage was only to her house, and hadn't harmed her grandchildren, who had been playing near the bed. This was a little too close to home, but she couldn't have been too surprised that a sinkhole had visited her city. Guatemala City is prone to spawning giant pits, which are often caused by tropical rain storms. Sinkholes are natural depressions in the earth that can range anywhere from a few feet to hundreds of acres wide, and measure a shallow foot to 100 feet deep.
What the hell is wrong with Guatemalans? The lady finds a 65 foot hole beneat her bed, right through her linoleum floor and she isn't surprised because Guatemala is the sinkhole capital of the world? GET THE HELL OUT OF GUATEMALA PEOPLE!
Like, aren't you all uber religious like the rest of Latin America? Take it as a sign of God and get the fuck out, because I swear if I see some headline on the news 6 months from now about a whole city getting swallowed by a hole no one saw coming, I won't be donating time, money or blood to the Red Cross. You're gonna have to figure a way out of your hole on your own, standing on top of eachother's shoulders or some shit.
You can't go flaunting fate, living in the sinkhole capital of the world, expecting us all to feel bad when half your population sinks into the earth. Not gonna happen.