Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Postby souphound » 05 Mar 2014, 19:08

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India: Police password lost for eight years as complaints mount

Police in India have failed to act on hundreds of corruption complaints over an eight-year period because they did not know a computer password, it seems.

Delhi officers could not operate a portal holding more than 600 complaints - a lapse that has gone undetected since 2006, the Indian Express Newspaper said. The complaints came from India's anti-corruption agency, called the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

But two senior police officers have now been trained in the system, and can access the 667 cases that have piled up since the portal launched. One officer told the paper the oversight was "a technical problem", and complaints are now being addressed.

The CVC collates complaints against government officials and directs law enforcement to investigate them. The commission received 36,000 complaints in 2013, figures published by The Economic Times say.

Despite the confusion, police in Delhi "remain committed to public grievances", a senior officer told the Indian Express.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26439556
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Postby Polishgirl » 11 Mar 2014, 23:09

echolalia wrote: I despise Prefab Sprout. It will be decades before “hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque” is surpassed as the most terrible lyric in pop history. That fucking bastard ruined all three things for me forever.

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Postby souphound » 26 Mar 2014, 13:51

Christopher Reeves busted wearing Superman shirt

http://nypost.com/2014/03/25/superman-busted-in-utah-on-drug-charges/
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Postby Polishgirl » 28 Mar 2014, 14:04

echolalia wrote: I despise Prefab Sprout. It will be decades before “hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque” is surpassed as the most terrible lyric in pop history. That fucking bastard ruined all three things for me forever.

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Postby funky_nomad » 03 Apr 2014, 14:43

Just a penitent man

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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 03 Apr 2014, 14:53

funky_nomad wrote:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-southcarolina-fossil-idUSBREA2U1JU20140331


:D

By far the funniest line in that article is the one at the bottom:

(This story has been refiled to correct tyopgraphical error in byline)
The invisible and the non-existing very much look alike.


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Postby souphound » 04 Apr 2014, 16:31

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Pakistan: Nine-month-old boy accused of planning murder

By News from Elsewhere...

A nine-month-old boy has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs, it appears.

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Baby Muhammad Mosa Khan is one of more than 30 people facing charges after a police raid to catch suspected gas thieves in the city of Lahore, The News website reports. Police say the suspects tried to murder security officers by pelting them with stones. But the Times of India newspaper quotes the infant's father as saying the group was protesting an electricity shortage.

The infant appeared in the courtroom sitting on his father's lap - who is also accused - and clasping a feeder. He was given bail and the case has been adjourned until 12 April, reports from Lahore say.

The murder charges against a baby have alarmed Punjab's Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. He has asked for clarification from the province's inspector-general of police and demanded "stern action" against the officials who registered the case.

The assistant superintendant who filed the charges has subsequently been suspended, The Nation website says.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26887186


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Wounds are all I'm made of; Did I hear you say that this is victory?


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Postby The Prof » 09 Apr 2014, 00:56

Bit of bedtime reading.

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 23 Apr 2014, 20:33

Top Gear head honcho Andy Wilman (he used to be a presenter on it, anyone else remember how shit he was?) tries to claim that they did not know that the word "slope" might be found offensive when applied to Thai or Vietnamese people. He further adds that though it might be acknowledged as offensive in the USA and Australia, it isn't in the UK. At least come clean and say: "As you would expect we made a cheap racist jibe to get a lot of attention. And boy did it work."
Funnily enough, their programmes don't offend me in the slightest, but I am sick of their obnoxious attitude that they can get away with anything and their stream of disingenuous, sniggering apologies.

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 25 Apr 2014, 09:47

He's thrown a kettle over a pub; what have you done?"

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Re: Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

Postby souphound » 14 May 2014, 19:22

Footy wrote:Last week, I discovered that the cordless drill I bought about 5 years ago is, in fact, a cordless screwdiver.

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Postby funky_nomad » 23 Jun 2014, 16:42

Just a penitent man

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 24 Jun 2014, 16:27

Not terribly 'bizarre', but pretty fuckin' funny:

Fight Breaks Out in Greek Restaurant


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Re: Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

Postby souphound » 27 Jun 2014, 20:34

Footy wrote:Last week, I discovered that the cordless drill I bought about 5 years ago is, in fact, a cordless screwdiver.


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