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Posted: 22 May 2008 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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“Then the soldiers used dynamite to blow up the bodies into shreds.”

Stay classy Myanmar.

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Posted: 22 May 2008 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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the link was messed up so here’s the link.

dynamite seems like an awful idea for getting rid of bodies.  since they’re more interested in clean up, get some fires hot enough for cremation instead

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Posted: 27 May 2008 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Pedophile humanitariian workers and UN Peackeepers - Uhm, you’re doing it wrong.

LONDON, England (CNN)—Humanitarian aid workers and United Nation peacekeepers are sexually abusing small children in several war-ravaged and food-poor countries, a leading European charity has said.

Children like this 15-year-old girl have suffered abuse at the hands of some UN soldiers and aid workers.

1 of 2 Children as young as 6 have been forced to have sex with aid workers and peacekeepers in return for food and money, Save the Children UK said in a report released Tuesday.

After interviewing hundreds of children, the charity said it found instances of rape, child prostitution, pornography, indecent sexual assault and trafficking of children for sex.

“It is hard to imagine a more grotesque abuse of authority or flagrant violation of children’s rights,” Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children UK, said.

In the report, “No One To Turn To” a 15-year-old girl from Haiti told researchers: “My friends and I were walking by the National Palace one evening when we encountered a couple of humanitarian men. The men called us over and showed us their penises.

“They offered us 100 Haitian gourdes ($2.80) and some chocolate if we would suck them. I said, ‘No,’ but some of the girls did it and got the money.”

Save the Children says almost as shocking as the abuse itself, is the “chronic under-reporting” of the abuses. It believes that thousands more children around the world could be suffering in silence.

According to the charity, children told researchers they were too frightened to report the abuse, fearful that the abuser would come back to hurt them and that they would stop receiving aid from agencies, or even be punished by their family or community.

“People don’t report it because they are worried that the agency will stop working here, and we need them,” a teenage boy in southern Sudan told Save the Children.

The charity’s research was centered on Ivory Coast, southern Sudan and Haiti, but Save the Children said the perpetrators of sexual abuse of children could be found in every type of humanitarian organization at all levels.

Save the Children is calling for a global watchdog to tackle the problem and said it was working with the U.N. to establish local mechanisms that will allow victims to easily report abuse.

“We are glad that Save the Children continues to shed a light on this problem. It actually follows up on a report that we did in 2002 with Save the Children. I think every population in the world has to confront this problem of exploitation and abuse of children,” said Ron Redmond, chief spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland.

“The United Nations has a zero-tolerance policy. It’s one that UNHCR takes very, very seriously. In refugee camps, we have implemented very strong reporting mechanisms so that refugees can come forward to report any abuses or alleged abuses.”

In 2003, U.N. Nepalese troops were accused of sexual abuse while serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Six soldiers were later jailed.

A year later, two U.N. peacekeepers were repatriated after being accused of abuse in Burundi, while U.N. troops also were accused of rape and sexual abuse in Sudan.

Last year, the U.N. launched an investigation into sexual abuse claims in Ivory Coast.

The vast majority of aid workers were not involved in any form of abuse or exploitation, but in “life-saving essential humanitarian work,” Save the Children’s Whitbread said.

But humanitarian and peacekeeping agencies working in emergency situations “must own up to the fact that they are vulnerable to this problem and tackle it head on,” she said.

The aid agency said it had fired three workers for breaching its codes and called on others to do the same. The three men were dismissed in the past year for having had sex with girls aged 17—which the charity said is not illegal but is cause for loss of employment.

Other UK charities said they supported Save the Children’s call for a global watchdog.

“Oxfam takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct by its aid workers. All our staff across the world are held accountable by a robust code of conduct,” Jane Cocking, Oxfam charity’s humanitarian director said.

“We support Save the Children’s calls for a global watchdog. We will do all we can to stamp out this intolerable abuse.”

OK.  Well, there goes some more of my faith in humanity.

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Posted: 27 May 2008 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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wow, what bastards.  they’re making lemonade from somebody else’s lemons, not their own.

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Posted: 27 May 2008 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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tenjay - 22 May 2008 02:35 PM

the link was messed up so here’s the link.

dynamite seems like an awful idea for getting rid of bodies.  since they’re more interested in clean up, get some fires hot enough for cremation instead

reminds me of the video where they dynamite a whale carcass so it would get broken down faster.

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Posted: 27 May 2008 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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i remember that video, it was great.

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Posted: 04 June 2008 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Yo 10j. What’s going on with your aunt?

SF police chief skips firearm training

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“If you’ve drawn a sword, at least cut something”

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Posted: 04 June 2008 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Chinese guilt is more powerful than any firearm.

Or maybe she hits criminals with a back scratcher or something.

BTW, good job teasing someone who knows the police chief K-hyung.  I hope you don’t park in the city anytime soon.

Oh wait, that isn’t Chicago.

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Posted: 05 June 2008 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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i don’t see her that often, but i know she’s busy.  still not a great excuse.

trying to look at it objectively, i’d ask how often would she need to use her gun?  it seems like police chief is more of a bureaucrat/politician in a big city these days.  and in general, we probably don’t want our police actually shooting very often.  still a part of the job though.

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Posted: 06 June 2008 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Your next door neighbor might secretly be a Hitler.

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Posted: 06 June 2008 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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this is one of the reasons i like mountain biking more than road biking.

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MEXICO - A Texas man has been arrested for driving under the influence, falling asleep at the wheel and hitting bicyclists in a race.  One person was killed and 10 others were injured when Juan Campos, apparently drunk, crashed his car into the racers riding down a highway in Monterrey, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to police, the drunken Campos fell asleep at the wheel.  This photograph was taken by a city official at the exact moment of the accident.  It happened 15 minutes into the race.

A total of 452 cyclists were participating in the 21-mile race, which was canceled after the incident.

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Posted: 13 June 2008 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Do not fuck with US Cyber Command

Apparently, US military computer defense folks, or US government hacker, can order in cruise missle strikes or bomb drops against foreign hackers if it is more efficient to stop them that way.

That is getting pw3nt something fierce.

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Posted: 13 June 2008 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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^ HAHHAA “kinetic warfare.” How nerdy bad-ass.

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Posted: 13 June 2008 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Tim Russert died.

That sucks ass.

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Posted: 13 June 2008 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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holy crap, that’s out of the blue.

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