Monday, June 25, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/25/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/25/2012A 26-year-old Chinese soccer fan died of exhaustion after staying awake for eleven days straight to watch the European soccer finals on television. Some sources say that tobacco and alcohol, in addition to sleep deprivation, were causative factors in his death.

In other news, middle school students visiting the 9-11 World Trade Center site in New York City desecrated the memorial by throwing soda bottles and baseballs into the reflecting pools. There was evidence that they also brought .33-calibre ammunition to the site.

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Papa Whiskey said...

If you check the ethnic makeup of the student body of New York Junior High School student body, guess what you'll find. Just guess!

Black, not Hispanic -- 61%
Hispanic or Latino -- 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander -- 3%
White, not Hispanic -- 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native -- 1%

Anyone surprised at the respect such students show to the 9/11 atrocity victims?

Anonymous said...

Leader of Norwegian Press Association, Per Edgar Kokkvold:
- Breivik must
be muzzled

So much from a spokesperson of free speech, one who even called himself as a Free Speech Fundamentalist

Is that what a free speech fundamentalist really is, one who decides who has the right to free speech?

Anonymous said...

Free speech, VG

No comments possible at the article about free speech...fundamentalist

Lawrence said...

Okay, so, where did students in NYC doing with Big-Game rifle cartridges? It isn't specificall illegal nor dangerous, just very odd.


.33 caliber (.338" diameter) for the .338 Winchester Magnum cartridge are primarily intended for use on hoofed game and large, dangerous predators such as lions, tigers, and bears.

Papa Whiskey said...

Lawrence: They were probably just ordinary .22s, and no New York journalist was knowledgeable enough to catch the typo.