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Postby gyre » Fri May 17, 2013 7:02 pm

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Phony Tombstones Used as Scarecrow for Vagrants

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A Houston property owner has installed headstones as part of a convoluted plot to keep vagrants from loitering on his land.

Three headstones were installed about a year ago in a grassy lot of land that sits in the shadow of Houston's skyscrapers, at the corner of Houston Avenue and North Memorial Way. Fernando Villa, a tow truck driver, told ABC station KTRK that he witnessed the installation of the phony headstones.

"I saw them putting a fence up, and about maybe two to three months later, the headstones are put up," Davilla said. "I knew what it was. I didn't see any burials or anything. There were no bodies there. But it's to keep the vagrants out of here because they were always sleeping right there."

But it turns out the headstones, which were rejects from a local monument company inscribed with "Johnny Mack Chappell," "Dee Brown Hancock, 1922-1973," and "Sandra Ruth Howen, 1939-1986? - were for real people.

The owner of the property, who spoke anonymously with KTRK, said that he was unaware that the tombstones were of real, deceased people. He said that he regrets it.

Wayne Chappell, the brother of Johnny Mack Chappell, told ABCNews.com that the remaining family members are tickled by the news of the fake tombstone. He said his brother would get a kick out of the whole situation - though Johnny Mack would likely befriend the vagrants.

"He would get his friends and have a beer party next to it or something," Wayne Chappell said.

Chappell, who his brother said died on December 23, 1986, of hardening of the arteries, was a high school fullback who went on to coach. The two grew up only three miles away from where Johnny Mack's phony tombstone sits.

Chappell, who now lives near Fort Hood, Texas, said that he has noticed that his childhood neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Houston, amidst the roping highways and interchanges heading out of town, has changed over the years since he and his brother grew up there.

Chappell said the only issue he does have with the tombstone is what it's being used for.

"You're kind of underneath the highway there. That's always been the hobo area," he said. "I can understand wanting to clean up your area. I'm just curious what [the property owner] might have done to help the vagrants."

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Re: "It's news to me!"

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby gyre » Sat May 25, 2013 5:04 pm

"TV Writers Found Dead After Contract Dispute"

Monk reading headlines at the end of a show, looking for murders.
Clearly a reference to a dispute with the writers.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun May 26, 2013 8:30 am



I'm following that too. Fuck, where are the pro-bacon rioters when you need them?
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Re: "It's news to me!"

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby knowmad » Mon May 27, 2013 2:38 pm

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2013/05/23/911-dispatcher-tells-woman-about-to-be-sexually-assaulted-there-are-no-cops-to-help-her-due-to-budget-cuts/

OSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — An Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldn’t be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts.

Oregon Public Radio reports that an unidentified woman called 911 during a weekend in August 2012 while Michael Bellah was breaking into her place. Her call was forwarded to Oregon State Police because of lay-offs at the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office only allows the department to be open Monday through Friday.

“Uh, I don’t have anybody to send out there,” the 911 dispatcher told the woman. “You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Do you know if he’s intoxicated or anything?”


The woman told the dispatcher that Bellah previously attacked her and left her hospitalized a few weeks prior to the latest incident. The dispatcher stayed on the phone with the woman for more than 10 minutes before the sexual assault took place.

“Once again it’s unfortunate you guys don’t have any law enforcement out there,” the dispatcher said, according to Oregon Public Radio.

The woman responded: “Yeah, it doesn’t matter, if he gets in the house I’m done.”

Police say Bellah choked the woman and sexually assaulted her. He was arrested by Oregon State Police following the incident.

“There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t have another victim,” Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilberson told Oregon Public Radio. “If you don’t pay the bill, you don’t get the service.”

The sheriff’s department had to cut 23 deputies and the entire major crimes unit after it lost a multi-million dollar federal subsidy, according to Oregon Public Radio. There are now only six deputies left.

The sheriff’s department even put out a press release warning domestic violence victims to “consider relocating to an area with adequate law enforcement services.”
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 27, 2013 2:55 pm

Oh that's horrible.
And (to me) a preview of what would happen in a more libertarian culture. The bullies will have much broader scope to act. (And yes, deputies can be bullies. It's complicated.)
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby knowmad » Mon May 27, 2013 3:35 pm

...The sheriff’s department had to cut 23 deputies and the entire major crimes unit after it lost a multi-million dollar federal subsidy, according to Oregon Public Radio. There are now only six deputies left...

Multi-Million dollar subsidies have expiration dates. Why was there no plan B?
any way, crapola.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 30, 2013 10:52 am

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Thu May 30, 2013 10:54 am

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby 48_love » Thu May 30, 2013 11:04 am



Interesting ... because when Tim Leary describes his interactions with Jacobson, Leary clearly acknowledges that we was getting pumped with meth.

Not sure how "unsuspecting" any of these folks really were.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:56 pm

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby knowmad » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:49 pm


yeah they'rs no way I'll find a good fit for a few years. fml
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:00 am

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Box Burner » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:27 pm

knowmad wrote:http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2013/05/23/911-dispatcher-tells-woman-about-to-be-sexually-assaulted-there-are-no-cops-to-help-her-due-to-budget-cuts/

OSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — An Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldn’t be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts.

Oregon Public Radio reports that an unidentified woman called 911 during a weekend in August 2012 while Michael Bellah was breaking into her place. Her call was forwarded to Oregon State Police because of lay-offs at the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office only allows the department to be open Monday through Friday.

“Uh, I don’t have anybody to send out there,” the 911 dispatcher told the woman. “You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Do you know if he’s intoxicated or anything?”


The woman told the dispatcher that Bellah previously attacked her and left her hospitalized a few weeks prior to the latest incident. The dispatcher stayed on the phone with the woman for more than 10 minutes before the sexual assault took place.

“Once again it’s unfortunate you guys don’t have any law enforcement out there,” the dispatcher said, according to Oregon Public Radio.

The woman responded: “Yeah, it doesn’t matter, if he gets in the house I’m done.”

Police say Bellah choked the woman and sexually assaulted her. He was arrested by Oregon State Police following the incident.

“There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t have another victim,” Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilberson told Oregon Public Radio. “If you don’t pay the bill, you don’t get the service.”

The sheriff’s department had to cut 23 deputies and the entire major crimes unit after it lost a multi-million dollar federal subsidy, according to Oregon Public Radio. There are now only six deputies left.

The sheriff’s department even put out a press release warning domestic violence victims to “consider relocating to an area with adequate law enforcement services.”



They should have advised home owners, publicly, to buy shotguns and keep them loaded.


theCryptofishist wrote:Oh that's horrible.
And (to me) a preview of what would happen in a more libertarian culture. The bullies will have much broader scope to act. (And yes, deputies can be bullies. It's complicated.)


Not complicated at all. Bully and wannabe bully types try to become LEOs for the power it gives them. Unfortunately some of them are not weeded out in the hiring process.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby gyre » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:55 pm

You should see the ones they weed out!

i guess you've all seen the video of the guy beaten to death, while restrained, in Sacramento by the female cop?
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Oldguy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:33 am

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United States intelligence agencies, including the NSA and the FBI, have direct access to the central servers of companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, Skype, YouTube and AOL, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post. http://wapo.st/1888aNq

The top-secret program is called PRISM and allows the U.S. government to track a person's movements and contacts in real time. “They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,” according to one intelligence officer.

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:34 am

If they try to follow my ideas they will just get confused and fall over! 8)
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:57 am

FIGJAM wrote:If they try to follow my ideas they will just get confused and fall over! 8)


I would have them running in small circles.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:57 am

FIGJAM wrote:If they try to follow my ideas they will just get confused and fall over! 8)


I would have them running in small circles.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:41 am

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby gyre » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:15 am

Interesting.
Gurdjieff wrote about understanding the pleasure of music, as it was related to his other ideas.
A story in Meetings with Remarkable Men is about it.
I asked a lot of these questions myself and the answer was, no one has a clue, other than the mathmetical science of music.
And then, more questions.

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I again recommend Bamford's books on nsa.
The Spooks series may not be so far off the truth on this.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby gyre » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Supposedly this is a craigslist shooting in the proverbial public place.
Can't get more public.
http://www.wmctv.com/story/22543584/per ... restaurant

And we had our daily mention of a home invader shot to death, no charges.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:29 am

Casey Jones? 8)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Commuters on a train line in northern Stockholm were met with an unusual sight this week: male train drivers and conductors wearing skirts to work.

Train driver Martin Akersten says he and more than a dozen others at the Roslagsbanan line have started wearing skirts in the summer as a protest against the train company's uniform policy, which doesn't allow shorts.

The 30-year-old Akersten said Sunday the response from customers has been only positive.

Arriva, the company that runs the train line, hasn't stopped the drivers. Arriva spokesman Tomas Hedenius says the company wants its staff to look "nice and proper," but can't stop men from wearing "women's clothes" if that's what they want because it would be discrimination.

He didn't rule out a change of the company's uniform policy.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:08 am

FIGJAM wrote:The 30-year-old Akersten said Sunday the response from customers has been only positive.

Does this mean that they want the conductors to be able to wear shorts, or that they like them in skirts?
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby gyre » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:16 pm

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/10/off-d ... oadblocks/

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/06 ... _clai.html

Soros front group collecting dna in a non-random and useless for the alleged purpose "research project"
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby gyre » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:01 am

Real Ad

Looking to rent 10 square feet of land

Anyone who has multiple acres of land, I'm looking to rent 10 feet x 10 feet of land for about 3 months (June, July, August) for 500$ a month. a total of 1500$ just for 10 square feet of land.
I only ask that it be completely isolated and have sunlight access. shoot me an email and we'll go from there. Peace
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Feel safe yet?

Postby gyre » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:24 pm

http://www.examiner.com/article/secret- ... of-twitter

Four days before the boston bombs, what were the secret service about?

On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of "Police!" The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could "take a look around."

Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn't want any return visits) - he complied fully with their request. He even signed a consent to search his premises AND an "Authorization To Review Medical and Mental Health Records!"

They asked Tom if he ever left his state or traveled to Washington, D.C.

One Agent asked Tom if he has any intentions of "whacking" the President." To which Tom replied- "Of course not. I wish him no harm. I disagree with his policies and actions and I make no bones about it. It's my First Amendment Right and I intend to exercise it."
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:11 pm

gyre wrote:Real Ad

Looking to rent 10 square feet of land

Anyone who has multiple acres of land, I'm looking to rent 10 feet x 10 feet of land for about 3 months (June, July, August) for 500$ a month. a total of 1500$ just for 10 square feet of land.
I only ask that it be completely isolated and have sunlight access. shoot me an email and we'll go from there. Peace


Okay, hippie, that's 100 square feet.
You can grow a lot of sinsy on that.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby gyre » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:17 pm

I was wondering if anyone would notice that.

Probably naturists looking for a weekend getaway.
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