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September 23, 2003

Latest drug craze in Germany involves castration
Sky News | Submitted by: HardWarePimp
"A student cut off his penis and tongue with garden shears while tripping on an hallucinogenic drug. The 18-year-old German went into his garden and set about severing his organs after downing a tea made with the plant Angels' Trumpet. ... Doctors were unable to re-attach either his penis or tongue. ... Angels' Trumpet is the latest drugs craze to sweep Germany."

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Colombian legislator uses dildo to illustrate point
South Africa Sunday Times | Submitted by: DocJen
"A Colombian member of parliament has been suspended for five parliamentary sessions after taking out a rubber dildo during a debate. Luis Eduardo Diaz used the dildo to illustrate his demand for poor people to be sterilised in Bogotá to control birth rates. But after realising that he had offended other MPs, Diaz lost his temper and left the dildo on the desk of the health minister. MP Fernando Lopez Gutierrez said: 'A rubber penis is not something that should be brought to parliament.'"

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Seditious Muslim chaplains infiltrating the army
Townhall.com | Submitted by: Soylent
"This week, the Army arrested one of its Muslim chaplains, Captain James Yee, charging him with five offenses: sedition, aiding the enemy, spying, espionage and failure to obey a general order. According to the Washington Times, it 'may also charge him later with the more serious charge of treason, which under the Uniform Code of Military Justice could be punished by a maximum sentence of life' in prison. ... Capt. Yee was assigned to minister to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other enemy combatants incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. ... When he was arrested, he was reportedly carrying classified documents, including diagrams of the facilities in which the prisoners are being held.  He may also have been facilitating communications between the detainees and perhaps fellow terrorists still at large in ways that could undermine U.S. efforts to interrogate the former and counter the latter."

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Cronkite not feeling good about Ashcroft
Denver Post | Submitted by: Soylent
"In his 2 1/2 years in office, Attorney General John Ashcroft has earned himself a remarkable distinction as the Torquemada of American law. Tomas de Torquemada was the 15th century Dominican friar who became the grand inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. He was largely responsible for its methods, including torture and the burning of heretics -- Muslims in particular. ... What makes this administration's legal bloodthirstiness particularly alarming is the almost religious zeal that seems to drive it."

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South African cowfucker arrested for indiscretion
xaura-vip.tiscali.co.za | Submitted by: Ruminator
"A farm worker from the southern Free State has been arrested after passing motorists complained that he had been having sexual intercourse with a cow. According to Captain Ernest Mayiki, the 23-year-old man was spotted by passing motorists on Sunday. He had allegedly been standing on a dunghill, with his trousers around his knees, having intercourse with the cow next to the road."

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Jesus freaks cause bus accident
thetimesonline.com | Submitted by: optional
"A bus filled with 45 Hyles-Anderson College coeds heading to Chicago to do missionary work rolled onto its side and skidded about 25 feet before coming to a stop on Interstate 94 near 159th Street about 10 a.m. Saturday. ... Illinois State Police Trooper Mike Karpinski said the driver had reported that 'passengers were standing in the aisle, singing and rocking back and forth,' causing him to lose control of the bus."

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Italian dies at soccer game, sparks riot
BBC | Submitted by: Mean Gene
"Sergio Ercolano, 20, fell off a wall while trying to enter the ground of the southern Serie B team Avellino without a ticket for the match against Napoli. Dozens of police were injured in the ensuing violence, with Napoli fans reportedly angered by a failure of officers to come quickly to Ercolano's aid. ... Officials have been studying video footage of the incident, which led to the match being abandoned. One policeman was said to have been stabbed in the leg and a senior officer collapsed after being hit."

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Media censorship continuing in Iraq
UPI | Submitted by: Gambrinus
"The Iraqi Governing Council announced Tuesday it would suspend two prominent Arabic-language satellite news stations for what it said was supporting recent attacks on council members and U.S. occupation forces. The decision to temporarily suspend al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya came after a week of criticism by Iraqi supporters of the U.S.-appointed council who said the channels incited both anti-occupation violence and ethnic and sectarian tensions. ... Over the first three months of the U.S. occupation, several newspapers -- more than 160 have been started since the fall of Saddam -- have been closed and their staffs temporarily detained by U.S. troops. At present, American forces have one Iraqi journalist in custody."

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ACLU suing Secret Service
CNN | Submitted by: Gambrinus
"The civil liberties group filed the lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania on behalf of four advocacy organizations that claimed that the Secret Service forced them into protest zones or other areas where they could not be seen by President Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney or be noticed by the media covering their visits. ... The ACLU complaint lists several incidents where protesters were forced to assemble blocks away from where the president or vice president was speaking, while supporters of the administration's policy could hold their signs up in front of the building."

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Breast milk: nutritious fire suppressant
CNN | Submitted by: Gambrinus
"American women have the world's highest levels of the bromine-based fire retardants, nearing levels that have been shown to damage learning, memory and behavior in laboratory mice. California this summer joined the European Union in banning several forms of the chemicals, though California's ban won't take effect until 2008 to give manufacturers time to find alternatives."

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Atlanta official accused of chickenhawk activity
WXIA-TV 11 Atlanta | Submitted by: HardWarePimp
"A top Atlanta official charged with felony sex crimes surrendered to authorities at the Fulton County Jail on Monday. Deputy Chief Operating Officer Gary Cox turned himself in at 2:30 p.m. He is accused of offering a 16-year-old boy money for sex acts. ... The boy told police that Cox told him that he had money at home and then drove him there. While at the residence, Cox offered the teen $100 to perform oral sex, police said. When the teen refused, Cox offered $50 in order to see the boy naked. The teen said he told Cox that he was not a homosexual and asked that Cox return him to the bus station. Cox drove the boy back, gave him his business card, grabbed the teen's groin, and asked that he not tell anyone of the offer." [Classy.]

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America trying to provoke North Korea, for some reason
BBC | Submitted by: Gambrinus
"The United States military is to fly a new type of unmanned spy plane near the North Korean border. The Shadow-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) will fly on Friday from an army base near the South Korean capital, Seoul, according to a US military statement. The planes, which will help monitor the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas, are likely to trigger an angry response from Pyongyang. ... The Shadow-200 UAV flights would mark the first time such unmanned aircraft had been used in South Korea, US army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Boylan said. He agreed that North Korea was likely to issue an angry statement in response to the flights."

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Cops arrest guy with arsenal
ktvu.com | Submitted by: HardWarePimp
"When officers tried to talk to the man, he fought with them and was arrested. He said that after police arrested the man they found a cache of weapons and explosives on the man's body and in his car. Johnson said officers found a total of about nine pipe-bomb type explosive devices and three full automatic weapons. He described the weapons as World War Two-era 'sten gun' machine guns. He said one was full assembled and operable and the other two were disassembled. Officers also found a box of 9mm ammunition that would have fit those machine guns."

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California protects drivers' black boxes
San Francisco Chronicle | Submitted by: HardWarePimp
"A little-publicized privacy bill signed into law Monday aims to protect California motorists from a little-known device dubbed the 'black box' that records data on how a vehicle was being driven just before an accident. The legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, prevents the recorded data from being obtained by police or others without the vehicle owner's consent or a court order -- except in cases of safety research in which the owner's identity is protected. The law, which takes effect July 1, 2004, also requires automakers to disclose the presence of the devices in the owner's manual. ... General Motors -- the main user of the devices -- began installing the boxes in some cars as early as the 1970s, said O'Neill, and now installs them in every new car. Ford also installs recorders in some of its vehicles, he said, but most other automakers don't yet use them."

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Unscientific survey calls Australia supergay
News Corporation | Submitted by: The Mighty Sisto
"More than 17 per cent of Australians are involved in gay or lesbian relationships, putting the country equal first in the world for its proportion of homosexuals, according to a new worldwide survey. ... At the other end of the scale, Vietnam recorded the lowest proportion of gay and lesbian relationships, at three per cent."

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African tribes ripe for AIDS
BBC | Submitted by: Soylent
"Customs such as polygamy and overdependence on cattle as a pillar around which all economic activity revolves are making the Himba particularly vulnerable to HIV/Aids. The Himba culture also encourages older men who are rich in cattle to monopolise the women -- many of the men marry several young girls whose offspring help in the important task of raising cattle. ... The Himba culture also allows loose sex -- an old uncle will readily offer one of his many wives to a nephew during visits. This has contributed to the spread of HIV/Aids among the Himba -- who lead a pastoralist life in north-western Namibia."

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eBay is not your friend
Ha'aretz | Submitted by: Mike Beelzebub
"eBay is willing to hand over everything it knows about visitors to its Web site that might be of interest to an investigator. All they have to do is ask. ... 'When someone uses our site and clicks on the "I Agree" button, it is as if he agrees to let us submit all of his data to the legal authorities. Which means that if you are a law-enforcement officer, all you have to do is send us a fax with a request for information, and ask about the person behind the seller's identity number, and we will provide you with his name, address, sales history and other details -- all without having to produce a court order. We want law enforcement people to spend time on our site,' he adds. He says he receives about 200 such requests a month, most of them unofficial requests in the form of an email or fax."

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Patriot Act II still in the works
Wired | Submitted by: Gambrinus
"Coming on the heels of Attorney General John Ashcroft's summer tour to promote the Patriot Act, President Bush is pushing to expand government powers with Patriot Act II. But experts say the government's assertions about what the first Patriot covers constitute outright deception of the public. ... the government has 'repeatedly made false statements about the Patriot Act, presumably to deceive listeners into thinking the act gives the government less unilateral power than it actually does.'"

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