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You need a few extra horses when carrying 300 Kg of cocaine

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March 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on You need a few extra horses when carrying 300 Kg of cocaine

I didn’t know banks were subject to the law. Hm. Maybe they aren’t.

Scotsman.com News
Startling new evidence has emerged about how banks overcharge customers who go into the red.

Managers at Barclays boasted to an undercover reporter that bouncing a cheque or stopping a direct debit costs the bank as little as £1.50 or £2 to administer. The revelation comes as hundreds of thousands of bank customers attempt to reclaim “illegal” current account charges of up to £40.

By law, the banks are not allowed to make a profit from these charges, only cover expenses such as sending a letter.

But a reporter for the BBC programme Whistleblower who worked for Barclays heard colleagues admit how customers were hit by charges 15 or 20 times higher than their true cost.

March 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on I didn’t know banks were subject to the law. Hm. Maybe they aren’t.

Pyromaniac Ohio dog

The Advocate

A heat lamp placed inside a dog house (in Ohio) may have started a fire that consumed part of a Pataskala home on Wednesday.

Firefighters from West Licking Joint Fire District received a call at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday that smoke was billowing from a home… A passersby or neighbor noticed the smoke and called 911, West Licking Battalion Chief Brad Williams said. No one was home when the fire broke out, and no injuries were reported, Williams said.

“It appears at this time — and it’s still under investigation — the fire started on the outside of the home in a dog house that had a heat lamp,” Williams said. “The fire then rolled up the outside of the home.”

March 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pyromaniac Ohio dog

Marijuana? What marijuana? That’s the latest bagel flavor, sir.

Buffalo News: Ontario/Niagara
A Hamilton, Ont., man faces federal drug charges after he allegedly tried to smuggle about 250 pounds of hydroponic marijuana into the United States on Tuesday with his regular commercial shipment of frozen bagels, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced.

Stipan Krak, 49, was bound for New Jersey with the bagel shipment when he tried to enter the U.S. at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

Officers found six duffel bags that contained more than 250 vacuum sealed bags of marijuana.

March 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Marijuana? What marijuana? That’s the latest bagel flavor, sir.