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I thought this would be a FL or TX story, but it's NY

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-man-allegedly-kept-live-sharks-in-pool-tried-to-sell-them-online/

New York man kept 7 sharks in pool at his home and tried to sell them online, prosecutors say
MARCH 22, 2019 / 12:36 PM / CBS NEWS

odd though it's described as an "above ground BASEMENT pool" hmmm..
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New York state prosecutors and environmental authorities say they've arrested a 38-year-old man who allegedly kept live sharks in an above-ground pool in his basement and attempted to sell them online.

Joshua Seguine allegedly first came to the attention of New York Department of Environmental Conservation in 2017, when he allegedly was found in possession of five undersized sharks in the back of his truck. Seguine allegedly admitted that he intended to sell them and said he had additional live sharks at his home, according to a press release from the New York Attorney General's office.

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Authorities discovered Seguine was allegedly operating an online business and had allegedly offered sharks for sale as recently as June 29, 2017 on the website MonsterFishKeepers.com, the release said. Environmental authorities executed a search warrant the next month at the home south of Albany and allegedly discovered an 18-foot above ground pool with seven live sharks, later identified by biologists as sandbar sharks. CBS New York reported in 2017 the young sandbar sharks were between 2 and 4 feet long. The protected species, which can grow up to 6-8 feet, are illegal to own in the state without a special license, the statement said. The cost to legally acquire a sandbar shark is about $11,500, prosecutors say.

Investigators also found two dead leopard sharks, one dead hammerhead shark, and the snout of a smalltooth sawfish, an endangered species, prosecutors say. The sandbar sharks were taken in by a local aquarium.

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WTF Minnesota??? You Can Now Buy A Gun That Looks Like An iPhone

https://www.unilad.co.uk/technology/you-can-now-buy-a-gun-that-looks-like-an-iphone/


Just when you thought the world wasn’t dangerous enough already, someone has decided to invent a gun that looks exactly like a smartphone.

Yeah, really. Minnesota-based manufacturer Ideal Conceal have made a double-barrelled pistol, which can carry two bullets and even has laser sights.

The .380 calibre handgun can be folded up to look like your bog-standard smartphone and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in the coming months, Business Insider UK reports.

According to its manufacturer, it has been designed to ‘hide in plain sight’ and easily fits into a purse or back pocket, making it ‘virtually undetectable’. Terrifying, basically.

On their website, it says:

The idea for Ideal Conceal follows the present-day demand for handguns that people can carry on a day to day basis, in a manner that makes carrying a gun easy to do. From soccer moms to professionals of every type, this gun allows you the option of not being a victim. European police have now been warned to remain vigilant as it’s expected to be imported illegally into the continent after its release.

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What responsible people do (NZ)

https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/new-zealand-gun-owners-begin-handing-in-their-weapons/?source=facebook

New Zealand Gun Owners Begin Handing In Their Weapons
BY : FRANCESCA DONOVAN



In the aftermath of the Christchurch twin mosque terror attack which left 50 people dead, New Zealanders have begun handing in their firearms. Police said that at least 37 firearms had been handed in to police officers around the country, as of Tuesday night, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern encouraged citizens to surrender their firearms.

Many have surrendered their weapons for destruction:

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YIKES!! Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Hit With a $500 Billion Lawsuit

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a26857358/lori-loughlin-olivia-jade-felicity-huffman-500-billion-dollar-lawsuit-college-admissions-exam-scam/?utm_campaign=socialflowFBCOS&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&fbclid=IwAR1TGhhzIjUcLG9oW576CdzZNBuPM7Y4lX5tBGf69rKsP-1nNbFGsLcPaiE


MAR 18, 2019


Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Hit With a $500 Billion Lawsuit for College Admissions Scam

As the whole internet continues to meme the hell out of the college admissions exam cheating scandal, Full House and Desperate Housewives actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman just got caught in another huge legal battle.

Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with the wild ride that is this major scam, in which Lori’s daughter and YouTuber Olivia Jade was allegedly admitted to University of Southern California based on fake test scores and her being a crew recruit—she does not row crew, BTW. Felicity also allegedly used the service to bribe her kid’s way into college. Obviously, when students who are less than qualified are allegedly admitted based on how much money their parents can throw at a school or a shady service, that makes people who didn’t get into the school of their dreams pretty upset. That’s where Jennifer Kay Toy and her son Joshua, who apparently had a 4.2 GPA, come in.


Toy, an Oakland school teacher, filed a lawsuit against Lori, Felicity, and dozens of others involved in the scam, totaling $500 billion. In court documents, Toy stated, “Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in. Joshua and I believed that he’d had a fair chance just like all other applicants but did not make the cut for some undisclosed reason.”

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USC Ready To Take Action Against Lori Loughlin's Daughter Olivia Jade



https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/03/13/olivia-jade-usc-college-bribery-scandal/
March 13, 2019 at 6:28 pmFiled Under:Los Angeles News, Olivia Jade Giannulli

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The fallout from the nationwide college admission scheme continued Wednesday with USC announcing it’s reviewing the applications of students involved in the scandal, which includes Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin.

USC released the following statement:

“Applicants in the current admissions cycle who are connected to the scheme alleged by the government will be denied admission to USC. We are going to conduct a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government. We will make informed, appropriate decisions once those reviews have been completed. Some of these individuals may have been minors at the time of their application process.” USC has not released information on what specific actions would be taken as a result of the review.

Loughlin was in federal court Wednesday in Los Angeles, where she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in order for their two daughters to be designated as recruits to the USC crew team – despite the fact that neither of them ever participated in crew, the indictment claims. Loughlin was later released on $1 million bond, the same amount on which Giannulli was released Tuesday.

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Loughlin’s 19-year-old daughter, Olivia Jade, posted a video on social media last year in which she said she doesn’t “really care about school.” She is currently a freshman at USC. “I don’t know how much of school I’m going to attend,” she said in a video posted to her YouTube channel, which has over 1.9 million subscribers. “I do want the experience of game days, partying, I don’t really care about school, as you guys know.”

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more @ click the pic...

Regarding white collar crime, I see 2 things in common

LLC's ( the multiples per person scammy ones)

Scam Charities
Congress needs to legislate these out of existence, or at least regulate them and limit them

BREAK TIME

Pause a few minutes & enjoy these OLD photos.. Close the annoying bottom/right popups.. The pics are worth the trouble..

All the shitty stuff will still be there when you're done

http://historydaily.org/60-rare-historical-photos-that-you-probably-havent-seen-before?utm_source=fb_tc&utm_campaign=5TCcop2&utm_medium=tc&fbclid=IwAR0zZbO23G-xfEWkNrr4xWo6tHWQsq9ncDKiVwAvem0ouG9JOR7VKioUFzI

here's one

What the hell is a "highly detailed group of people"?

Trumpy went off script again

this is regarding his latest rambling after Canada benched their 737's so we finally did as well..

You gotta watch the replay..It's a classic

Trump weighs in on the "plane thing"

https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/trump-launches-bizarre-attack-on-planes-following-ethiopian-crash/

Donald Trump took to his favourite platform, Twitter, to launch a bizarre attack on planes following the crash in Ethiopia.

I don’t think we could have expected anything else from the POTUS, really.

Flight ET302, travelling from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, to Nairobi in Kenya, crashed on March 10 just six minutes after taking off. The aviation disaster was the deadliest in Ethiopa’s history, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members. It was the second Boeing 737 Max aircraft crash in less than five months.

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Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products.

Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are needed, and the complexity creates danger.

All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!


Donald J. Trump

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Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are....

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Donald J. Trump

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....needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!

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College entrance was so easy when I was young..Here's how mine worked

I must have been a junior

1-I got excellent grades in hard subjects
2-My guidance counselor called me to her office.
3-She asked me which colleges I was interested in

4-Later in the year my friend & I showed up on a Saturday in the lunchroom for the SAT
( wore our swimsuits under our clothes because we were in a hurry to get out of there & head for the lake)..we raced thru the test and left as quickly as possible
5- Forgot about the whole thing for months (don't even know what my "score" was)
6- Months later letters started showing up.. I got 5 she got 4

I took the one with the most for me..

free ride scholarship at University of Kansas(tuition/books/lodging in the dorm/food) PLUS 2 renewing grants every quarter

I turned down Univ of Nebraska/Missouri/K-State/ & another I forgot

I cannot believe all the drama that's now hanging over kids' heads.
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