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Saturday, 30 May 2015

The Nose Knows!

Earlier this month, the city of Pendleton, Ore., decided to tweak its nuisance ordinance to include a $500 fine for excessive marijuana smoke emanating from a property - though the New York Daily News notes that marijuana itself becomes legal in Oregon in July. "With great relief," Peter Walters saw one scourge on society eliminated, and penned a letter to the East Oregonian urging the council to correct "the other offensive smell that plagues our community ......., farts."


They have this thing called "The Darwin Awards" where various stupid people thin the herd by doing ridiculous or outright idiotic things to themselves or others.

Here on Allan's Perspective we just call it our "Asshole of the Day!"

Are ya ready for the latest one?

The Sacramento Bee reports ( ) Sacramento County district attorney's prosecutors filed a murder charge against 21-year-old Elijah Lambert Wednesday in the May 22 death of 19-year-old Miguel Martinez outside Bannister Park.

Martinez' older brother, Thomas Cline, says Lambert, Martinez and other friends were hanging out at the park when Lambert said he wanted to test the bulletproof vest Martinez was wearing.

Cline says Lambert told Martinez not to worry before pulling the trigger of what prosecutors allege was a .22-caliber handgun.

Sheriff's officials have called the case an "unintentional killing," but say the shooting was intentional.

Lambert's attorneys called the shooting a tragic situation with unintended consequences.
While some countries are having trouble spying on suspects than because of communication encryption, India has other worries. Police in the country have arrested a pigeon, on charges that it may be a spy from Pakistan.
Yes, this is real news reported by the BBC. Apparently spy pigeons are a real thing over there, or at least police believe that to be the case.
The bird in question was taken into custody on Thursday after being discovered by a 14-year old boy in a village around 4km from the Pakistani border. The bird had a “stamped message” on its body written partly in Urdu, which is the official language of Pakistan.
The bird was X-rayed at police headquarters, but nothing suspicious was found. Even so, the pigeon remains in police custody, and it has been logged in as a “suspected spy” in the official police diary.
“This is a rare instance of a bird from Pakistan being spotted here. We have caught a few spies here. The area is sensitive, given its proximity to Jammu, where infiltration is quite common,” local police superintendent Rakesh Kaushal told the Times of India.

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognize his name as legitimate.
Under the agreement reached in Brooklyn federal court this week, Equifax will enter God Gazarov's name into its database. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Gazarov now has a robust 820 credit score.
He says he was shocked by Equifax's refusal to acknowledge his moniker.
The Russian native is a Brooklyn jewelry store owner who is named after his grandfather. He says it's a relatively common name in his native country.
He told the New York Post he's relieved the matter has been settled and plans to buy a new BMW.
Lawyers for Equifax declined to comment.

And finally: They didn't call it the wild, wild west for nothing!

Bill allowing open carry of handguns clears Texas LegislatureAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.Gun owners would still have to get a license to carry a handgun in a visible holster.
The state known for its wild west, cowboy history and some the nation's most relaxed gun laws, has allowed concealed handguns for 20 years. Concealed handgun license holders are even allowed to skip the metal detectors at the state Capitol, as state troopers providing security assume they're armed.