Thursday, July 9, 2009

Supermax Prsion bans Obama's books

FLORENCE —The federal government's most secure prison has determined two books written by President Barack Obama contain material "potentially detrimental to national security" and rejected an inmate's request to read them.

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is serving a 30-year sentence at the federal supermax prison in Florence for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush. Last year, Abu Ali requested two books written by Obama: "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."

But prison officials, citing guidance from the FBI, determined that passages in both books contain information that could damage national security.

A prison spokeswoman referred questions to the FBI.

Who didn't know that??


Illegal aliens ????? try to rob jewelry salesman

Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, Joel Hobson heard three loud pops right outside his second-floor office. One floor below him, Nancy Dumas heard the same thing.

Those pops were gunfire, a signal that an attempted jewelry heist in East Memphis had gone awry. Four men, all described as speaking Spanish, had pounced on a traveling jewelry salesman, trying to take his merchandise.

Instead, 62-year-old Stephen Fleischman pulled his weapon and shot two of the suspects, leaving them bleeding in the parking lot as the others fled, Memphis police said. At least two of the suspects were armed.

Hey, two for four isn't bad but too bad he didn't get the other two.

Now. Are they illegal?? Nope, just snuck out of a JC Spanish class and were practicing their newly acquired skills.

Best comment on the story:

Posted by crushert on July 8, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.
A gun in the hand is worth a squad of police on the cell phone.


Record lows in Prince Edward Island

Temperatures dropped to a record low in Prince Edward Island overnight Tuesday, with reports of frost throughout the province.

An official record low of 3.8 C was set early Wednesday morning at Charlottetown airport.

The previous record for that date was 5.1 C, set in 2005.

Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said that to his knowledge, frost has never been reported before in July in P.E.I.

“That 3.8 we got last night kind of sticks out as being lower than some of the other records for anytime in early July,” Robichaud told CBC News on Wednesday.

“So we’re looking at a significant event,” he said.

Repeat after me.

It is getting warmer. It is getting warmer... Pay no attention to that frost bitten man and reduced crop yields..

Can anyone say famine?