Friday, August 24, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/24/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/24/2012A former designer of fashion accesories for a New York firm confronted his former boss outside the Empire State Building this morning and shot him dead. He himself was shot and killed by police a few minutes later. Nine bystanders were wounded, but whether by the perp or by stray police bullets is not yet clear. None of the injuries is thought to be life-threatening.

In other news, a retailer in Dubai is offering the world’s most expensive cupcake for sale. It is covered in real gold flakes, and sells for €800 (about $1000).

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bruce said...

i think you will find that the wounded by standers were shot by the police.the cops shoot 10 times as many by standers than the armed citizen who defends them selves from criminals.

Anonymous said...

Indeed it looks like the NYC shooter only shot his boss, while the NYC cops went on a shooting spree.

Barney Fifes with a NY accent.

Bloodthirsty idiots.

Anonymous said...

Gold flakes cupcake

- Isn't this typical of that people, no limits?