Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday's Thoughts

A woman is cited for disorderly conduct. For yelling profanity. In her own home. At her toilet.

In other news, her boss says that she will not be punished for her run in with the law. On the contrary, she may be promoted for being good for morale.

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Not all criminals are idiots. This guy seemed to have a pretty clever gig going.


Gibson was driving a stolen box trailer, taken from Central Food Equipment on Reynolds Road in Lakeland in 2005, deputies said. The trailer had been outfitted with two tanks with a capacity of 3,250 gallons of fuel.

Gibson rigged a trap door in the bottom of the trailer and parked over the underground fuel tanks at gas stations. Deputies said he would drop a hose into the tanks and use marine batteries to pump the gas into the trailer.

He would unload the fuel into larger tanks at his business, Crews Towing, at the Recker Highway property, authorities said. Gibson would sell the fuel at $1.80 a gallon, authorities said.


Who wants to bet he got caught because he was reselling the gas too cheap?

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Alabama man finds a better way to get his house cleaned than hiring the nearest illegal alien. He catches a burglar in the act, and makes him clean the house at gun point.

Adrian McKinnon held the suspect -- Tajuan Bullock, 33, of 2963 University Drive -- at gunpoint and told him to sit on the floor until he de­cided what he was going to do, she said.

"We made this man clean up all the mess he made, piles of stuff, he had thrown out of my drawers and cabi­nets onto the floor," she said.

Once police arrived, Bul­lock complained to them about being forced at gun­point to clean up the home.

"This man had the nerve to raise sand about us mak­ing him clean up the mess he made in my house," she said. "The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead.

"That made the man shut up."


What a beautiful story. I love it when people get to serve as their own judge and jury.

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Why do I send my children to private school, you ask?

A school board on Wednesday approved birth control pills and patches for students at a middle school in Portland, Maine. Condoms were already available.

The sixth through eighth grade students at King Middle School will be able to get the contraceptives at their student health center.

Opponents cited religious and health objections. Supporters said students often can't discuss sexuality with their parents.


Imagine that! A sixth grader being hasseled by his parents over a few birth control pills. These knuckle draggin neanderthal parents just slay me.

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And now, for those fast hitting news stories you seek at the beginning of the newscast.

In sports, how do the Colorado Rockies keep winning, you ask? Ask their new player - God.

Today's non-Vick cruelty to animals award goes to some guy in England. Wow. I can't condone it. I mustn't. Won't do it.

In weather, Florida storms destroy a church day care and a beer tent at an Oktoberfest. Oh the humanity! (For either one, I reckon.)

Day (Season) 7 is coming (note the new address). Sometime. The new trailer comes out in Times Square on October 25. Even if Hillary is elected, Jack will protect us.

For Camojack: new 24 cast member Carly Pope:



Yeah, it would have been better if she were holding a beer or riding a motorcycle. You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

Finally, if you think the Feds are getting soft on punishment, read this legal yarn about Amtrak.

8 Comments:

At 10:51 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

No one needs me to come back, KJ. That is why I deleted my posts.

I go and within a few weeks you, Pile, Jeff, Wuzzadem all started writing again. And it is not as though you all were around much any more anyway.

Everything gets old after a while - like I said, even I was getting awfully tired of listening to me blather on. It really is OK. I understand. The only thing I miss is being with you all, but a lot of you weren't there much anymore anyway. And I suppose I miss writing too, but I will find a way to do that somehow or somewhere.

I am changing my life and that is a good thing. It was time :)

 
At 1:43 AM, Anonymous camojack said...

"For Camojack: new 24 cast member Carly Pope"

Hey now! That is (almost) enough to make me take up watching television again. Nowadays I only watch "my" NFL team, and the occasional movie.

But I appreciate the thought... :-)

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger KJ said...

I was there Cass. I was just there fewer times per day and quieter. Besides, you had more than enough to replace me.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

People are not interchangeable, my friend.

At least, not to me. I was not complaining :) I have always told you all I didn't expect you to read just because we were friends. I was just trying to say what Sly said better than I could.

I could have stayed forever.

But it was beginning to hurt instead of being fun like it used to be. And I didn't want to stay until all I did was repeat myself over and over and I wasn't any good any more. And there are so many wonderful writers out there, and I was getting so tired trying to keep that place going all by myself.

I have so many wonderful memories. I didn't want to ruin them with bad ones. Sometimes if you love a thing, you have to be able to let go of it or let it change into something else, or even walk away entirely.

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger Pile OnĀ® said...

When I first started blogging I wanted to get a lot of hits.

Now I don't care. I only started again to have a place where an elite few could amuse each other or make fun of each other. And of course shed brilliant insight on current events.

Even though I did not have the time like I used to to read and make comments at Cass's (and when I did I was usually late to the party), it was alway there.

No it isn't.

That is why I fired up the Intitute. I don't know if I will have time to keep it running but that is why I invited some of my homeys.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger KJ said...

Same here. But I will always miss VC and its various other forms.

 
At 3:33 AM, Blogger lansing-zhou said...

"I'm not green, but I could be," reads one. Others have similar messages printed on them, "My Bag", "Use Me and Re-use Me".

Since the Chinese government issued its June 1 ban on free plastic bag handouts, retailers in China have found themselves in the midst of a "green" phenomenon.

They're anxious to turn fashion-conscious customers into eco-aware shoppers.

Under the new regulations, free plastic bags are banned and shopkeepers are required to charge shoppers for plastic bags. The prices vary, but range from 0.2 yuan ($0.03) to 1 yuan ($0.14) depending on the size of the bag.

But, a plain bag is far from satisfactory for the China's fashion-conscious - and this mindset is pushing the country towards a "green revolution" in the closets.

"It is cool to carry a simple colored eco bag to go with my Levi's jeans and sneakers," says 21-year-old Huang Min. "It is a direct way to contribute to environmental protection. And, it is a popular vision for saving the planet."

The Beijing college student wears her new eco bag proudly on her shoulder. It is an important part of her outfit - and has a statement to make.

Eco bags are increasingly being seen as fashionable as more and more celebrities appear on "green issue" magazine covers with the reusable bags matching their outfits.

"Going green" appears to be a growing trend. Stars as big as Madonna have even dazzled "green-oriented" magazines. The artist was chosen to dazzle the cover of Vanity Fair's third annual May 2008 Green Issue.

As environmental issues spill into the fashion world, the "green shopping bag" campaign seems to be a win-win solution for all those involved.

Companies can adopt the bags as a brand-building tool. Consumers see it as an iconic statement against throwaway plastics - which have previously been given away in the billions annually. The "green movement" has been seeping on to fashion runways and marketing strategies - so why not on shopping bags and totes?

Muji, a Japanese lifestyle store established nearly 30 years ago, launched its own version of "My Bag" when it opened its first Beijing store in Joy City this March. The simple yet stylish bags made from linen and cotton threads have sold well over the past few months in the capital, according to Muji staff. Initially, they sold bags ranging from 5 to 100 yuan, but now they only have bags priced from 24 to 100 yuan remaining.

"People of different ages love the bags because they are light, simple and convenient," says one of the shop's workers Chen Weimi.

"To reduce waste and conserve resources, we encourage our consumers to use 'My Bag'," says the store's manager Akita Toru.

Other well-known international brands are also striving to set the eco trend in Beijing. Diesel, Marc Jacobs and DKNY have also released low-priced eco bags made of organic cotton.

And, apart from the big international names, young designers based in Beijing are also working on the green bags.

"Young people in China are aware of the environment and want to do what they can to protect it, especially when it is becoming a trend," says 30-year-old designer Peng Haofeng, from Yunnan province.

Together, with two other friends, the three opened a green-themed store, Kidults, or Tong Huo in Chinese, last November on Dongsi Street. The company aims to promote the green fashion concept among the Beijing people.

According to the store's marketing manager, Gou Chenglong, many people were unaware of the eco bag concept when the store first opened last year.

"People, especially the older generation would not accept the idea because they didn't think about the simple green bag value that much. But, half a year later, more and more people here are becoming aware of the eco-bags or eco-fashion trend, especially when the government issued the ban on plastic bags at supermarkets in Beijing. It is a good start."

With handmade pictures on them, the bags look trendy and self-expressive. The bags generally contain no dyes and are known for their creative trims and decorations made from wood or bamboo.

"The price is normal and acceptable for students and office workers," says 26-year-old Zhou Fei, as she rifled through the bags at Kidults ranging from 15 yuan to 100 yuan. "I am a frequent buyer of green bags and T-shirts."

"It would be fashionable to carry beautifully designed cloth bags rather than monotonous white plastic ones down the street."

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At 10:03 AM, Anonymous James said...

Wow.. what a story collection. All the story is very interesting.

 

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