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meter reader hit dog with wrench instead deploying his dog safety umbrella

On a mild morning last August, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power meter reader walked past a pair of "No Trespassing" signs onto Steve Markoff's property in Rustic Canyon. Before walking back out, the worker used a wrench to strike Ralph in the snout. He later said he was acting in self-defense after the boxer-Labrador-Rhodesian-ridgeback mix charged at him.
Ralph cannot find or speak the words to protest his treatment. But Markoff can — and has, with gusto. Over the last year he has demanded compensation for his dog's pain and suffering, campaigned for changes to the utility's meter-reading policies and set up a provocatively named website, dwpmuggedourdog.com.


Lipa, the utility's chief of staff, said employees are trained according to industry standards in dealing with dogs and even carry special umbrellas to shield themselves from aggressive animals. He said the meter reader who hit Ralph, Jabril Durr, reported to his supervisors that he called out at the Markoffs' front gate to announce himself and saw no dogs before entering.

Durr alleged he hit Ralph with his meter key because he didn't have time to reach for his safety umbrella, Lipa said, noting that no witnesses were present to contradict this account.

"He and the dog were the only two people there to observe," Lipa said.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Aug 3, 2015, 03:33 PM (7 replies)

Walker PUNKED! posed for this picture not knowing what the sign said


Hecklers ejected from pizza joint as they troll Scott Walker on the New Hampshire campaign trail and call him 'corporate crony pig' – and the crowd wants to talk about Donald Trump

Global warming activists punked Walker with sign that they flipped over during a photo to reveal a $900 million 'check' from the Koch brothers

Pizza parlor owner threw them out of the building as Walker's aides grimaced
Peacenik protester stood atop his car and yelled at Walker that he was a 'corporate crony pig' – and dared him to 'hug me'

DailyMail.com talked with 12 attendees and seven wanted to talk about Donald Trump

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3184237/Hecklers-ejected-pizza-joint-troll-Scott-Walker-New-Hampshire-campaign-trail-half-crowd-wants-talk-Donald-Trump.html#ixzz3hmizG2f1
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Aug 3, 2015, 03:14 PM (11 replies)

city pays out $130k settlement for this 2013 action by "admirable" cop


Chicopee will pay Maylene Maldonado of Holyoke $135,000 to settle her federal police brutality case. Chicopee’s mayor needs to get city council approval to transfer the amount from the city’s stabilization fund. That action would result in her lawsuit being dismissed.

Mayor Richard Kos said in a news release, “an important factor in settling now is the number of the defendants and the cost for legal representation to the City as this matter continues. It was determined to be in the City’s best interest to resolve this claim at this time.”

The lawsuit named the city and eight former and current police officer as defendants. Mayor Kos in the news release stated, the city has taken proactive actions, including updating and increasing video cameras in the booking desk area and elevator used to transport prisoners.

Thomas Charette, the acting chief at the time of the 2013 incident, defended Major's actions as appropriate because Maldonado was high on PCP and allegedly spat blood during her arrest.

'Sergeant Major made several attempts to speak softly and calmly with Ms. Maldonado in order to calm her and complete the booking process,' Charette said, according to WHDH.

'However, she was either unwilling or unable to understand simple instructions and kept insisting that Sergeant Major repeat himself.'

An internal police review determined he had 'acted admirably', Mlive reported, and a clerk-magistrate's hearing agreed.

A district court judge reviewed the recording and he was charged with assault and battery in November 2013.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3003049/Officer-grabs-screaming-woman-neck-forcing-ground-startling-police-station-footage.html#ixzz3hhaZDho1
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Aug 2, 2015, 06:12 PM (0 replies)

2nd American hunter in trouble: gynecologist Dr. Jan Seski

Tiny doe he killed

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Aug 2, 2015, 01:13 PM (15 replies)

cecil's head was destined for a man cave on 650 acre plot. shrine to dentist's kills

The lion hunter's house of horror: Dentist 'wanted to show off Cecil in special shrine, which contains than than 50 animal heads'

Walter Palmer's house believed to display over 50 animal head trophies
Sick collection included elks, deer, moose and polar bears

The brazen dentist has also kitted out the taxidermy showroom with a drinks bar where he sits and admires his handiwork

PUBLISHED: 16:02 EST, 1 August 2015 | UPDATED: 18:58 EST, 1 August 2015

Walter Palmer, the despised hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, has a special ‘hunting shrine’ where he is believed to display the heads of more than 50 animals he has killed from across the world.

And neighbours say the building – on a 650-acre plot the dentist owns in rural Minnesota – is where Cecil’s head was destined to be mounted.

The brazen dentist has also kitted out the taxidermy showroom with a drinks bar where he sits and admires his handiwork and has pals over to visit so that he can show off the spoils of his hunting trips.

On show are local elks, deer, moose and bears alongside his collection of exotic African animal kills.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182475/The-lion-hunter-s-house-horror-Dentist-wanted-Cecil-special-shrine-contains-50-animal-heads.html#ixzz3hcKWmq3Q
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:36 PM (29 replies)

Sweden invents a word for girls’ genitals equivalent to ‘willy’ for boys

I only ever speak English to our three-year-old daughter, and my wife only speaks Swedish to her. The one exception is the word snippa. It’s Swedish for a girl’s genitals, the female equivalent of snopp, meaning “willy”, and I can’t find an English word that does the job.

Almost all the parents I know in Malmö use it. When a cartoon of dancing children’s genitalia made by Swedish children’s television went viral earlier this year, it was called Snoppen och Snippan, with Snippan translated by the English media as Twinkle. But to me, as a foreigner living in Sweden, snippa just is the word you use.

So it was a bombshell to discover that I’ve been the unwitting beneficiary of a programme of feminist social conditioning. The word is new, included in the official dictionary of the Swedish language only in 2006. When I meet Anna Kosztovics, the Malmö social worker who promoted the word back in 2000 – and has a strong claim to naming my daughter’s vagina – she plays down the achievement. But pressed, she admits to being proud of succeeding where even the mighty Oprah Winfrey, with her promotion of the word “vajayjay”, has failed. “I really think I did something,” she says.

The idea came when she was pregnant 18 years ago. “I thought, if this is a girl, I have to have a word for her genitals.” The existing words in Swedish were either too harsh, dirty and sexual – such as fitta, muff and mutta; euphemisms like mus, meaning mouse, or framstjärt, meaning “front bottom” – or too formal and medical, like vagina.

“It came from a gender equality perspective. Boys have a word for it, and girls don’t, and that made me mad,” Kosztovics says. “A friend told me she knew someone who used the word snippa, so I started practising it in front of the mirror.” In 2000 she began promoting it, visiting 50 of Malmö’s then 200 nursery schools, and after that it simply took off.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:04 PM (44 replies)

Trump increasing lead in New poll

A new poll shows business magnate Donald Trump with a commanding lead in the GOP field.

With less than a week to go before the first Republican debate, the results of a One America News Network national poll Friday found 30.8 percent of Republicans would pick Trump as their 2016 candidate for president.
In second place, nearly 20 percent behind, is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 13.3 percent, followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12.5 percent. Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson was fourth, polling at 6.1 percent.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:06 PM (5 replies)

man calls cops because cat ate his bacon, cops refuse to arrest cat

A man called West Yorkshire police in England to complain that his girlfriend and their cat had eaten his purrrfect food.

“Er, me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon,” the bacon lover told a dispatcher, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The shocked woman asked him what he wanted cops to do.

“I want to press charges,” he responded.

The incredulous dispatcher asked him if cops should collar the girlfriend or the kitty.
“Both of them,” he said matter-of-factly.
“Sir, it’s not an offense to let your cat eat your bacon. And we don’t arrest cats,” she said.
“No, but me girlfriend allowed the cat to do it,” he continued.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:53 PM (6 replies)

four year old puts powdered cinnamon in his mouth and dies within 1.5 hours

The parents of a Madison County child are now planning a funeral after they say he accidentally swallowed Cinnamon powder.

Brianna Radar says her four year old son, Matthew, was a climber. Wednesday morning he explored the kitchen at her Richmond apartment. While exploring, he got his hands on powdered cinnamon and began putting in his mouth.

What followed next, the coroner says, was a tragic accident.

"He started choking, it was like he was having a seizure and just collapsed," says his mother.

Matthew was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead an hour and a half later. The coroner says cinnamon can cause asphyxiation when inhaled.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:42 PM (2 replies)

more info about Subway spokesperson, Jared

The FBI has subpoenaed an affidavit containing alleged texts between former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and a former female Subway franchisee in which Fogle says he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to the former franchisee's attorney.

The former franchisee shared the texts and her concerns about Fogle with Subway management at the time, her lawyer says, but Subway did nothing. Subway says it has no record of the woman's complaint.

The woman's lawyer, who asked to remain anonymous, said the FBI recently subpoenaed his law office for the text-message conversations, which Business Insider has viewed.

In the messages, Fogle repeatedly asks the woman — a Subway franchisee at the time — to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex with other men.

He asks her if he can watch the sexual acts and tells her she can make about $500 per act.

The messages in the affidavit, which the attorney says were recorded from the woman's phone by a court reporter in 2008 and witnessed and verified by a notary-public official, span from January 2008 to June 2008. Business Insider independently verified the authenticity of the affidavit. We also verified that a phone number in the document was registered to a Jared Fogle.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-subpoenae-subway-jared-fogles-text-2015-7#ixzz3haMyIPp2
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:32 PM (3 replies)
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