Saturday, May 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich's new plan to beat Obama: stop young people from voting

Just as immigrants have to pass a test before becoming American citizens, Gingrich said that young people should too be subjected to some kind of test before being allowed to vote. Nothing to do with youngins being highly favorable to Obama, of course. And nothing to do with them not watching Fox News. (and yes, the immigrants/young people comparison was told by Gingrich himself, I'm not making it up).

Because, well, you know, fuck the constitution.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

15-year gets hammered off 2 Four Lokos, gets killed - Family sues Four Loko

September 25th, 2010: Bo Rupp, a teenager, 'skilled athlete with an easy, wide smile', got hit by one of his neighbor's car after wandering alone on a poorly lit road. He died shortly after.

Turns out, he had drunk two cans of Four Lokos right before. Now let's remember that he was 15 years old, that is to say 6 years before he is legally able to buy alcohol.

And now, his parents decided to go to court, to sue... Four Lokos. How come he even had the Four Lokos that night? How come his parents let him do it or didn't know about it, to begin with? Shouldn't they at least take some responsibility and see what's wrong with what THEY did?

What do you think? Four Lokos's fault, or the parents?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tacoma 7th grader interrogated by Secret Services

I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers.

Here's what Vito Lapinta, 13, wrote on his Facebook wall shortly after Bin Laden died.
A week later, a man with a suit and glasses went to his school to federally interrogate the 7th grader, because he was a "threat for the President".

I wonder for how long he would have been interrogated if his mother didn't interrupt after 30 minutes. What do you think?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teacher falesly accused of molestation because his student was angry gets his life ruined

It all started in January 2010 when Sean Lanigan, a physical education teacher, got arrested and interrogated by two Fairfax County police detective.

A 12-year-old girl in Lanigan's class complained to the cops that he groped her and touched her buttocks in the back room of their class. Turns out, he never did it and she was angry at him because he disciplined her for bullying her classmates...

Two weeks after her testimony, the cops arrested Lanigan without even talking to the girl further. Imagine how a dedicated teacher, soccer coach (he even has GK - for goalkeeper - tatooed on his leg) had to explain to his family (wife and 3 children) and friends how he was accused of child molestation? Why TV trucks were around his school and house? He was facing up to 40 years in jail, and we all know what they do to child molesters there...

Anyway, after spending months alone because of the shame, turns out the jury found him not guilty in a record-beating deliberation of only 47 minutes!

Lanigan thought his problems over after the ruling, but his school, despite the acquittal, decided to transfer him (a move that forced his wife to quit her job) twice. The district won't pay him his $125,000 in legal fees, which is legally required by Virginia law for employees cleared of wrongdoing on the job.

More than a year later, he still has the "child molester" stickers all over him. Which means, social and professional problems. Isn't it a high price to pay for simply disciplining a student? Just look at the first Google result for 'Sean Lanigan'...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

mini-post: HIV cure - sort of an update

Hey, this isn't directly related to my before-last article BUT it seems that a German man got completely rid of HIV so I just wanted to give you the link:

Indiana Supreme Court declares resisting unlawful police entry... illegal

Don't worry, I'm not one to constantly give police a hard time. As a matter of fact, it isn't even their fault, this time. I think.

So, yesterday, the Indiana Supreme Court passed a move that defies the very US constitution itself, you know, the one piece of text that reads "The right of the people to be secure in their houses shall not be violated". Quoting Justice Steven David, 

"a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest".

Basically, "ain't no need for a warrant no mo": police officers can enter anyone's house as they god damn please, and any resistance shall be declared illegal. Now, Indiana citizens can complain about it, only afterwards. After their whole house has been possibly ransacked. Because, you see, resisting would cause "unnecessary violence".

Let's just hope Indiana doesn't have the kind of charming police officers I talked about in my last post, heh.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Two Pleasant Hill cops in avalanche of dirtiness

All right, we all know police enforcement services in all countries have their own bunch of dirty cops, but I think this story I just stumbled upon features two of the dirtiest cops in history.

These two guys are (were?) members of the Contra Costa County anti-drug taskforce. They often had to shut down brothels (ya know, houses full of... let's say, women of loose morals), which led them to the idea that running their own might be a good idea. They'd just have to pretend it's a massage parlor, which they called "My Divine Skin". Brilliant.
Of course, their day-to-day police activities remained and they took advantage of them to shut down competing brothels so they would have a monopoly in the area. Even more brilliant.

But that wasn't enough: the $$$$ call was too tempting. They stole the drugs detained in the police evidence room and simply sold them back. Now that's a little less brilliant, if you ask me.

Oh, and did I forget to mention the "dirty DUIs"? They made staged drunken-driving arrests, where wives who wanted to get money from their divorces had their soon-to-be-ex husbands drink loads just to get arrested by Butler, one of the two dirty cops who now work as a private investigator (you still follow me?) and planned the whole drunk-driving husband arrest thingie.

OK, let me recap. Our two cop friends apparently decided it would be a good idea to:
-run a brothel business
-shut down competitors (didn't they think this would attract someone's attention?)
-steal drugs from the evidence lockers
-sell said drugs
-stage drunk-driving arrests
-all that in the timespan of a few months.

I think, my friends, that we've just reached a new low in police enforcement.

However, let's not forget that they're still technically innocent and waiting to be judged. Let's also not forget about the countless good cops around here who actually make our lives better.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

US Scientists (more or less) came up with an HIV vaccine!

Ok, I have good news and bad news.

The bad one is, if you've caught herpes once in your life, you'll have the virus inside of you forever. That's right, you'll never get rid of it. Never. But you probably knew that already, didn't you?

Now, the good news is, the CMV virus, belonging to the herpes family, may be the ultimate weapon against AIDS. Because, um, long story short, it "enables the immune system to be constantly on the alert for HIV".
A bunch of US scientists toyed with CMV in its different versions and injected it to monkeys affected by their own version of AIDS. More than half of them were completely rid of the virus! And since herpes never leaves your body... That's right, bye bye HIV!

Of course, the drawback is that injecting herpes to humans might not be the brightest idea, so our little CMV guys will have to be weakened in order not to completely screw you up. But hey, it's still something that lets us keep high hopes for the future, right?

I sure hope that my future kids won't have to deal with AIDS at every damn step of their lives.

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Friday, May 13, 2011


Why, hello there!
First of all, Welcome to Only in America.
Let me first say that I'm neither pro nor anti-America. I just want to have a bit of fun with all the weird things that happen in the US, be they moral or immoral, funny or depressing, lovely or despicable... and share them with y'all. Hope you enjoy!