What's in the News

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2007, 05:13:30 AM »
Randy sniffer dogs get the sack
Reuters | Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Two Thai street mutts who became ace sniffer dogs at an airport near the notorious "Golden Triangle" opium-producing region have been fired for urinating on luggage and sexually harassing female passengers.


The pair, Mok and Lai, had been plucked from obscurity under a program initiated by King Bhumibol Adulyadej to turn strays into police dogs, the Bangkok Post said on Sunday.

Although they won plaudits from police for their work in sniffing out drugs at northern Thailand's Chiang Rai airport, near the border with Laos and Myanmar, so many passengers complained about their behavior they had to be fired.

"He liked to pee on luggage while searching for drugs inside," Mok's former handler, Police Lieutenant Colonel Jakapop Kamhon, said. "He also liked to hold on to women's legs."

"Both were just as good as foreign dogs trained for use in drug missions," he added. "But they were stray dogs, so their manners were worse than those of foreign breeds."

Mok and Lai now work on a farm, herding chickens and pigs, the paper said.


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George

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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2007, 12:55:46 PM »
can't trust those Albanians! Someone stole his watch.

http://www.nos.nl/nosjournaal/artikelen/2007/6/12/120607_bush_horloge.html
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2007, 07:52:29 PM »
US denies Bush had watch stolen


June 13, 2007 - 2:08PM
This series of images shows Mr Bush starting his Albanian meet-and-greet walkabout with his watch on, and finishing without the timepiece.

This series of images shows Mr Bush starting his Albanian meet-and-greet walkabout with his watch on, and finishing without the timepiece.
Photo: AP

Reports that US President George Bush had his wristwatch stolen while shaking hands with Albanians on his weekend visit are false, Albanian police and the U.S. embassy said on Tuesday.

"The story is untrue and the president did not lose his watch," a spokesman for the embassy in Tirana said.

Some newspapers, television stations and websites carried reports that Bush's watch vanished on Sunday when he was greeted by ecstatic crowds in Fushe Kruje, outside the capital Tirana.

"It is not true," said Albania's police director, Ahmet Prenci.

Photographs showed Bush, surrounded by five bodyguards, putting his hands behind his back so one of the bodyguards could remove his watch.
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2007, 09:41:44 PM »
Why the hell's he got a watch?  It's not like he can tell the time or anything.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2007, 09:42:52 PM »
And this one makes me proud to be a Hoganlander.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200706/s1950397.htm

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2007, 10:17:54 PM »
Getting priorities right is our strong point, Newbs.
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2007, 01:31:53 AM »
Greetingks, American Imperialist Swine fellow freedom lovers from the newly liberated West.

My name Blerta is.  I is Albanian mans.  I haf, for sale, on the ebay, one genuine American Swatch watch.  Is kinda funny lookingk.  Face of watch is blue.  On blue face is, how you say, eagle with no hair, and lots of arrows.  What am I bid for funny lookingk watch?  Bids start at 10000 Albanian Leke, which is $2-55 in your money.  Hurry, hurry, hurry.

Re: What's in the News
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2007, 01:07:03 AM »
Here is a humdinger for ya: I lifted this from Fox News.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2007, 04:42:09 AM »
Please note that (although many people do have them) satellite dishes for private use are against the law in Iran! 

And they are very strict in their interpretations of acceptable vs forbidden.
Moderation....in most things...

Re: What's in the News
« Reply #69 on: June 15, 2007, 08:12:31 PM »
It's my understanding that everybody and their dog have a dish strung up on their roof.
And there is no liar like the indignant man... -Nietszche

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« Reply #70 on: June 15, 2007, 09:55:44 PM »
It's my understanding that everybody and their dog have a dish strung up on their roof.

My penpal estimates about 50% have satellites at home, but they must use them secretly (against the Law)....and whilst the receiving/viewing of porn (or "porn") is one thing, it's the production and distribution that has just been legislated against.   
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« Reply #71 on: June 15, 2007, 10:03:10 PM »
I always find it interesting that lawmakers everywhere have no trouble with blood,guts, and violence....either real or in a war.....but turn all coy and prudish when it comes to sex. Killing people is fine, and good fun, but depicting the procreation act is a dastardly crime!
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #72 on: June 20, 2007, 11:20:48 PM »
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CHINESE police have detained a college student suspected of poisoning three classmates' drinking water with the toxic metal thallium.

Three students from the Chinese University of Mining & Technology in Xuzhou in the eastern province of Jiangsu were hospitalised and diagnosed with thallium poisoning after developing symptoms including stomach aches and vomiting on June 1, the Beijing News said.

Investigators examined their drinking cups and found excessive levels of thallium, a highly toxic metal that can damage the nerves and kidney as well as lead to hair loss, the newspaper said.

Police last week detained a classmate surnamed Chang, who confessed he poisoned the three out of deep resentment that they had isolated him, it said.


  Chinese University of Mining & Technology in Xuzhou ...Is this Suzhou??
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #73 on: June 21, 2007, 01:22:42 AM »
Don't think so George.  There is a Xuzhou in Jiangsu, about as far away from Suzhou and still be in Jiangsu.

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« Reply #74 on: June 21, 2007, 04:29:55 AM »
Did he pass his exams? Sounds like he did.
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