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January 28, 2008

This is his murdersuit

Allentown man charged in two homicides -- themorningcall.com

Look upon it and tremble.

Allentown police had suspected William Torres of dealing drugs in the city. But an undercover narcotics investigation yielded much more, and resulted in Torres, 21, being charged early Saturday with two counts of homicide.

Police said Torres, whose last known address was 436 Turner St., Allentown, gunned down two men at Fourth and Allen streets last month. According to court documents, Torres admitted killing the men.

Torres was driving on Turner Street Friday afternoon when he was pulled over by police and arrested. He was wearing a hooded sweartshirt with a skull-head pattern on it, pajama bottoms and fuzzy lion-faced slippers at the time. He was still wearing the get-up when he was arraigned after midnight at Lehigh County prison.

January 27, 2008

War News: Anonymous asks oldmedia WTF? as old-school Scientology critics scoff

via warrenllis.com | Anonymous Will Not Be Taken To...

Never feed a troll

Eschaton

I cannot make anyone stop responding to pointless or nuisance comments. You have to want to restrain yourself, because you understand that the only way to get rid of them is to fail to give them the attention they want. A "troll" is not just someone whose comments you disagree with, or even just a nasty or badly-worded comment. A troll is someone who does not, under any possible set of circumstances, care what you think about him or his comments. He merely wants attention. Negative attention will do. The more you disagree with him, the more he is able to tell himself that he is persecuted and victimized or the only voice of reason or one of the elite few who has the God's-eye view of the world or whatever his current delusion is. If he isn't merely a narcissist who thrives on feeling attacked, he's just some putz who enjoys irritating other people. Therefore, you "feed" the troll by paying any attention to him at all. It does not matter what you say in response. Any response to a troll just encourages the troll.

Besides classic trolls, we have a few resident long-winded bores who believe that the rest of us have never been exposed to some trite, shallow, bombastic rant they just heard on the radio or read in Reader's Digest or saw in a vision, and feel compelled to share with the rest of us. These people lack any possible sense of context or audience; they are incapable of noticing that the bulk of our commenting community has been exposed to the world for a while now and is not interested in any comment that starts "there is one simple answer to this the rest of you aren't getting." It does you no good to respond to this type either; they'll just re-write the same comment again, at the same length, saying the same thing, until you "get it." They are bores with no self-awareness. The cool thing about the internet is that you can just scroll down to the next comment without being "rude." So take advantage of the medium.

Unca Warren makes too much money

Here, he ruminates on lifestreaming. He's got something to say...

January 25, 2008

Pennsylvania man tased three times in his own home

Pandagon :: Pennsylvania man tased in his own home :: January :: 2008

When will the madness stop? In this case, a man is suing the police department for its savage use of Taser. The victim alleges that the officers didn't even ask who he was before jolting him with 50K volts. When the officer saw his ID, Hicks says they tased him two more times.

Shawn Hicks was sleeping on his couch when he said he was awoken by police officers who shocked him with a Taser stun gun. The officers had responded to a silent alarm about 2:45 a.m. on July 28. Even after Hicks explained to them that he lived there and the officers saw his identification, police shocked him twice more, Hicks said. Hicks, of North Braddock, filed a lawsuit against borough officials on Wednesday in Allegheny County Court. In it, he accuses the police department of false arrest, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and slander.

Last Alaska language speaker dies

via | Beeb | Last Alaska language speaker diesA...

January 24, 2008

Deporting American Citizens

This is real bad. How much paperwork do you have...