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Don’t They Understand

The UK just doesn’t understand terrorism. Okay, so Police avert car bomb ‘carnage’ , by having an ambulance driver notify the police that there was a car that appeared to be filled with smoke on the street.

Now they have defused the device, and begin the race for evidence by shipping it off to a special laboratory, and begin checking security cameras to look for the people who parked it on the street.

This will probably result in arrests, trials, and long prison terms for those responsible.

Didn’t anyone tell them they should have called in an airstrike on the car and then invaded a country picked at random, rather than relying in wimpy police procedures that will result in the punishment of those responsible without any innocent people dying. What kind of way is that to fight a “War on Terror,” without any war.

Oops – Update: Second car bomb located in the police impound lot where it had been towed for a parking violation. [I’m not making this up.]

[See Number 7 below]

June 29, 2007   11 Comments

Just Following The Rules

From KPHO [via CNN]: Deputies Find Diabetic Man Kicked Off Train

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A 65-year-old St. Louis man who Amtrak personnel kicked off a train in the middle of a national forest in Williams has been found dehydrated and disoriented two miles from where he was dropped off.

Amtrak officials said train workers followed policy when they put off the train a man they thought was drunk, but the man’s family says he was in diabetic shock at the time.

Police said Roosevelt Sims, a factory worker who had just retired last week, was discovered Thursday night walking along the railroad tracks barefoot by Coconino County sheriff’s deputies.
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Deputies said he was dehydrated and disoriented.

He was rushed to a Flagstaff hospital for emergency treatment, deputies said.

Sims headed to Los Angeles but was asked to leave the train shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday at a railroad crossing five miles outside Williams.

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June 29, 2007   32 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging


Friday Cat Blogging

What you looking at?

[Editor: You will note the red glow from the flash that betrays Excise’s blue eyes. There’s a blue point Siamese in his family tree.]

Friday Ark

June 29, 2007   7 Comments