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Of Pirates, Wisconsin Republican Governors, and Whack Jobs – Blackmail

Apparently the Wisconsin Governor is down to threatening to metaphorically kill hostages if he doesn’t get his way. Not much difference between Scott Walker and a Somali Pirate…

Somali Pirate...

Republican Scott Walker...One's a Thug on the High Seas, the Other on Land.

Wisconsin governor tells absent senators: Return or 1,500 get laid off

Gov. Scott Walker warned that Wisconsin could take steps Friday to lay off 1,500 state workers — unless 14 absent lawmakers return to the state Capitol.

The lawmakers fled to Illinois to prevent a quorum for voting on the state’s budget repair bill, which would limit collective bargaining to wages and require public workers, with the exception of police and firefighters, to cover more of their retirement plans and health care premiums.

Walker has said the measure is needed to get the state’s financial house in order.

He said Thursday night that the state would “have a legal and moral obligation to start forewarning people” of impending layoffs if the legislators did not return to the Capitol at once to vote on the measure. He warned the state could send layoff notices before the weekend.

The layoffs would take effect April 1, Walker said.

Well… If this scam fails – I guess Walker can try fellow Whack-job Warren Jeffs’ routine!

Free Me, or Face Doomsday: Warren Jeffs

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Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs declares that doomsday is imminent in a rambling document he claims is a revelation from the Lord.

The nine-page copyrighted document promises deadly, catastrophic events if the self-proclaimed prophet is not released from jail in Texas, where he awaits trial.

“Let this nation know I am with my people, and shall sweep the wicked from the face of the Land of America,” it states.

Passages indicate that deadly storms and earthquakes can be expected “soon.”

Jeffs, 55, heads the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a sect that practices polygamy and is based in an isolated border area of northern Arizona and southern Utah about 150 miles from Las Vegas.

The bizarre document, written and numbered in biblical style, is titled “A Warning to the Nation — A Petition to the President of the United States of America.”

His brother Lyle Jeffs and Vaughn Taylor, high-ranking members of the FLDS, signed off on the document as witnesses “to the word of the Lord” received and delivered by Warren Jeffs.

Various media outlets have reported that the document has been mailed to President Barack Obama, members of Congress and federal officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

 

 

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Where’s the Russians When You need Them?

A few months ago, some Somali Pirates captured by a Russian warship were repudiated to have been “encouraged” to “Walk the Plank”…

Couldn’t we get a contract with the Russian Navy for “Pirate disposal”?

US Military: Americans on Hijacked Yacht Killed

The U.S. military says pirates have shot and killed four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht off the coast of Somalia.

U.S. Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters that U.S. naval forces were trying to negotiate the hostages’ release Tuesday when, without any warning, pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. warship.

Fox said the grenade missed, but sailors then heard gunfire aboard the yacht, the SV Quest.

U.S. Special Forces boarded the hijacked vessel and discovered all four hostages had been shot by the pirates.  Despite immediate medical care, the four Americans died of their wounds.

Fox said the boarding party seized control of the yacht, killing two pirates and detaining 15 others.  Two other pirates were found dead on board.

Pirates hijacked the yacht on Friday and had been steering it toward the Somali coast, with four U.S. Navy warships trailing and observing the vessel.

This is believed to be the first time U.S. citizens have been killed by the pirate gangs operating off the Somali coast.

Media reports have identified the four Americans killed as yacht owners Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del Rey, California, and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Seattle, Washington.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in News

 

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A Fish Story? Mexican Pirates on Lake in Texas

This one sounds a bit flaky. Sort of like previous cases of a mysterious black man murdering a husband or wife – or the recent “acid attack” in Seattle…

Appears that Mexicans have become official black people.

Wouldn’t be surprised on this one if the woman didn’t kill her husband, or was involved in drug smuggling… And blame it on “dem Mex’cans”!

New Details Emerge in Deadly Border Lake Attack

Dodging gunfire from pirates on a Texas-Mexico border lake, Tiffany Hartley was forced to make an impossible choice: risk her life by staying with her husband or return to land and seek help.

The couple were sightseeing on Jet Skis on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake on Thursday when Hartley says several boats of gunmen opened fire, striking her husband in the back of his head.

A recording of her 911 call released this weekend and reports from law enforcement officials detail the tragic incident.

“He was thrown off the Jet Ski and I couldn’t pick him up to get him on mine,” Hartley, 29, told the 911 dispatcher after she safely made it to shore. “Oh, God.”

Texas authorities believe David Hartley, 30, died in the attack.

“[Tiffany Hartley] said she was seeing bullets hitting close to her in the water and realized that her husband had been hit behind the head,” Zapata County, Texas, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. told ABC News. “She went back trying to find, trying to help him. She went in the water trying to load up her husband to her Jet Ski … trying to get his body and Jet Ski back to the U.S. side. She was being shot at so she finally had to let go of the body, climb back in her Jet Ski and head back over here to the United States.”

Hartley told police that the armed men, who Gonzalez said he believes are pirates associated with a Mexican drug cartel, chased her into U.S. waters as she fled.

“I’m alive because of God’s protection. There is no other reason,” she told The Denver Post.

Officials are still searching Falcon Lake for David Hartley’s body, according to Fox News.

“The one thing I dreaded on Falcon Lake has happened,” said the Zapata County sheriff. “The lake is not secure, the border is not secure because the incident that I dreaded the most has in fact happened. We cannot go to Mexico, we cannot recover that body, we cannot conduct an investigation, we have to tell the family we can’t do anything about it.”

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in News, The Post-Racial Life

 

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10 – 20 Dead as Israeli Defense Forces Storm Aid Ships

This one makes no sense. These activists are being treated worse than Somali Pirates.

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Israel is going to spin the hell out of this – but the simple fact is, a bunch of folks armed with clubs is no match for Israeli Special Forces armed to the teeth.

What the heck ever happened to firing a shot across the bow – or the liberal use of water cannons?

And this was in International waters, which makes it an act of piracy.

Israeli soldiers kill at least 10 protesters on boat carrying supplies to Gaza

Israeli naval ships seized control of a protest flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing at least 10 people and sparking widespread international condemnation.

Israeli television, citing foreign media reports, said the death toll could be as high as 16.

“The images are certainly not pleasant. I can only voice regret at all the fatalities,” Trade and Industry Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer told Israel’s Army Radio.

The raid set off a storm of international protest and drew condemnations from leaders of Spain, Sweden, France, Germany, the U.N., the European Union and Arab League. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2010 in News, The Post-Racial Life

 

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