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    On a lighter note.... (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 11:05:08 AM EST
    next stop on the Summer Concert Series...The Radiators on their The Last Roundup Farewell Tour tonight.  It will be my first time gettin' my New Orleans Radiator-groove on live, and just in time, though with any luck its just a showbiz farewell tour to precede the comeback tour:)

    Ragin' with the cajuns...woo hoo!

    Sorry to bring it up... (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 11:32:21 AM EST
    but a quick thought on Weiner-gate...why is everybody in the peanut gallery calling for Weiner to drop a dime to the police or FBI about the hack?  Has everyone gone law and order crazy?

    I seriously worry about anybody who thinks a stupid twitter/facebook/gmail account hack is a police matter, or unsolicited pics sent to adults.

    Michael Daly at the Daily News, usually on point, is losing it.  Comparing an unsolicited junk pic on the internet to a subway perv or street flasher?  Seriously Mike?

    Unplug from The Matrix dude, you're confusing cyberworld with the real world.

    Because (none / 0) (#13)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:04:47 PM EST
    Hacking an account is a crime.  If you are going around claiming that a crime has been committed and, in this case, one that could have implications that touch many people, then it looks very suspicious if you don't bring in law enforcement.

    Crime or not... (none / 0) (#16)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:23:33 PM EST
    this call is a new low for dime dropper nation.

    It's not his bank account...we're talking about twitter.  aka cyber nonsense.


    It's a federal crime (none / 0) (#17)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:51:39 PM EST
    It uses phone wires to cross interstate lines.

    If he's telling the truth, and someone did hack his account, they should be called to pay for that.  That is called "justice", my friend.

    There's also the little fact, that if they could hack his account, what else could they hack into?  His bank account?  His medical records? YOUR medical records?


    I love ya... (none / 0) (#18)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 02:26:53 PM EST
    but you have some of the most warped opinions of what constitutes crime and justice my friend.

    The Wire Act?  Seriously?  You and Michael Daly should get together, you've both flipped your lids.  He wants the hacker treated like a tench coat flasher, you want the hacker treated like a Gambino running a gambling operation...and I thought I despised the law yesterday, today forget about it.


    So in your opinion (none / 0) (#19)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 02:32:19 PM EST
    Anyone should be allowed to hack email accounts, Twitter accounts, personal records - whatever, it's all cool, right?

    No... (none / 0) (#20)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 03:10:00 PM EST
    but ya don't cry to the cops like a big baby when it happens...you change your password, set up a new account, get on your with your life when it is, as Weiner said, so trivial.  or better yet, leave kids games like twitter to the kids and celebutards.

    If everybody thought like you and Daly we'd need more cops than stars in the sky to fill out all the paperwork...luckily there are people who refer to something other than the bloated law books when making such dime-dropper decisions.

    I wasn't a big Weiner fan before, but I am becoming one now...I seriously respect his decision not to involve law enforcement in such a trivial matter...if only more of us were like that.  


    I think (none / 0) (#22)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 03:55:27 PM EST
    He doesn't want law enforcement involved because there's more to the story that could be embarassing - not because he thinks the hacking of his account is no big deal.

    Big difference.


    Paging 'Bama Jeff.... (none / 0) (#24)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 03:59:22 PM EST
    Lets see what our friend Jeff did.

    Jeffrey, if you're around, did you drop a dime when your email got hacked by a violator of The Wire Act? I hear it's a federal crime...

    Federal crimes...so many they can't even be counted...and there's our Friday Funny.

    Always a pleasure jb...time to bolt the cube, play some softball without permits, get stoned, and rock out with my c*ck out...a regular crime spree:)  Have a good one sister.


    You too, my friend. (none / 0) (#25)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 04:16:35 PM EST
    Don't worry - you ARE being watched, and listened to, etc.  even on the ball field, I bet. :)

    jeralyn (none / 0) (#1)
    by loveed on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 10:01:04 PM EST
    I first became aware of you during the oj trial.  
     I thought you were fair. I've read your blog from the start.
     I have a question, its about the Kasey Anthony trial. How could the police do numerous interview,transport her from place to place,without her lawyer (I don't think she had one). Today in court it was revealed, that she asked the women in her cell if they knew lawyer?they referred Baiz.
      Also I Am trouble by the Anthony family in court during the whole trial, before they testify.
    especially the father.

    I'm really sorry but (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 12:20:56 AM EST
    I have avoided all coverage of that case. So I can't answer your questions. I don't get what the fascination is with it, any more than Natalie Holloway. Hopefully the next case you follow will be one I'm also following and I can answer your questions.

    whenever the media (none / 0) (#21)
    by loveed on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 03:39:19 PM EST
    decides the verdict before the trial starts, I watch,and follow closely once the trial starts.
     I have become very concerned about the direction of our judicial system. From the police,the judges the lawyers (not all or the majority) are corrupt. The bad ones spoils the whole system. I grew up believing that you were innocent until proven guilty. This is no longer true.
     I know there are lawyers on this site, this is why I read it. I like the different views and the expertise. You know there are terrible lawyer out there with peoples live in there hands.
     The prosecutor job is to search for the truth. They only want to win.
     I still feel a lot of sadness for Scott Peterson(Lacy)I believe he was innocent. This would be so horrific if he was innocent( he lost his wife,child, and his freedom). With all the book deals,and T.V appearances the juries has also become corrupt.

    If you believe that Scott Peterson (none / 0) (#27)
    by Raymond Bell on Sat Jun 04, 2011 at 06:34:26 AM EST
    is innocent, you must believe in the coincidence that he drove hours to fish in San Francisco Bay on the same day that Lacy disappeared from their home, AND that Lacy's body washing up close to where he did his fishing was a coincidence as well.

    "The race is not always to the swift, nor victory sure to the strong, but that's the way to bet."

    Damon Runyon.


    Losing your benefits at work? (none / 0) (#3)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 08:58:40 AM EST
    Try al-Qaeda as an employer

    From its earliest days, al-Qaida leaders insisted on receipts. If fighters were buying a car for an operation, or even disc drives and floppy disks for their computers, they were required to return to base with a precise accounting of everything they had spent.

    Experts say that was the influence of bin Laden. Before he became the ideological leader of al-Qaida, he got an undergraduate degree in economics and public administration. He clearly applied what he learned to the organization.


    As odd as it sounds, al-Qaida had excellent HR benefits. The seized documents showed that al-Qaida paid an unusual amount of attention to its fighters and their families. Married members were allowed to have seven days of vacation for every three weeks worked. Bachelors got five days off a month.

    Married members also got a salary of $108 a month. The pay was smaller for single men and larger if the fighters had more than one wife. Now that the organization has less money and is under such pressure, it is unclear whether the benefits are as generous as they used to be.

    And people wonder why the... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 10:19:33 AM EST
    terror orgs get support from the Arab world...they actually treat their people pretty good.

    Hamas does a lot of social services work too.  If you wanna turn people away from supporting these groups...spread more love than they do.  You always catch more flies with honey.  


    Wonder what the death benefit is? (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 10:34:21 AM EST
    Better than mine I'm sure... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 10:39:00 AM EST
    Some US employers do take out life insurance on their employees, and list themselves as the beneficiary.

    I'd hate to imagine how much support AQ would have if they didn't kill their own innocents on the regular...scary thought.


    All expense one way ticket? (none / 0) (#7)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 10:45:57 AM EST
    And don't forget the 72 virgins....

    Virgins are over-rated... (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 11:21:30 AM EST
    I'd get my AQ union rep to negotiate for and upgrade to 72 experienced Cougars.

    I never understood that either :) (none / 0) (#10)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 11:29:17 AM EST
    And to paraphrase Wand Sykes - "Men, why do you want multiple women at the same time?  You can't satisfy one woman - do you really want to pi$$ off (seventy) two?"

    With all due respect... (none / 0) (#12)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 11:38:47 AM EST
    to the comedic stylings of Wanda Sykes, how would she know how men do? Ya can't believe everything ya hear around the sewing circle:)

    But she's right. :) (none / 0) (#14)
    by jbindc on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:05:11 PM EST
    In societies where men... (none / 0) (#15)
    by Dadler on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:08:21 PM EST
    ...are encouraged to treat women as inferior, a wise and experienced woman is someone these dorks would have NO idea what to do with.  A malformed emotional life such as this will lead one to seek out the weak and inexperienced, because your own emotional inferiority is so great that only by going after children can you feel superior.

    As Stephen Colbert said (none / 0) (#26)
    by ruffian on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 08:10:12 PM EST
    better bennies than WalMart, but you only get to wear your vest once.

    Entrepreneurship plus (none / 0) (#23)
    by Nemi on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 03:58:46 PM EST
    good - crazy? - imagination (I for one sure wouldn't have thought of it ;)) transformed nuclear reactor "SNR-300" into amusement park "Kernwasser Wunderland" (Corewater Wonderland).
    The park has a 437-room hotel, four restaurants that can seat 2,000 diners, seven bars, a bowling alley, a go-cart track, a roller coaster, minigolf, tennis, a trampoline, carousels, a Ferris wheel and enough soft drinks and ice cream to keep all the kids happy.
    The great irony being that
    what was originally designed to be a source of endless energy has now turned into a massive power consumer to the tune of 3 million kilowatt hours and 550,000 cubic meters of gas each year.
    As general manager Groot Obbink admits "If we have a power outage, I have a problem." Lol, I wouldn't disagree with that.