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The Dead Take Revenge

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A man found trapped unconscious beneath a 1,000-pound tombstone in a[n Indiana] cemetery faces charges and might have to pay for damages, police said.

Michael David Schreibers legs were broken by the stone, and the family name on the gravestone left the letter “V imprinted on his thigh, Merrillville Officer Ray Smith said. He said it took five officers to remove the headstone from Schreibers body Sunday morning at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Schreiber, 22, of Merrillville faces charges of criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and public intoxication, police said. He also might be ordered to pay for damage to 14 headstones, Police Chief Nicholas Bravos said. Estimated damage totaled about $8,400, Bravos said.

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Looking for a definition of “jackass”? Look no further. This guy is it.

May 8, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Dead Take Revenge

My kind of judge

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Lisa King Fithian is a walking billboard against shoplifting as she parades in front of a Wal-Mart in Attalla, Ala. – her penalty for stealing. A judge ordered her and another shoplifter to stand outside the store wearing the sign for four hours for two successive Saturdays to avoid serving 60 days in jail.

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Democracy in action

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Rival MPs exchanged punches, climbed on each other’s shoulders and jostled violently for position as Taiwan’s Legislature dissolved into chaos. More than two dozen MPs from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party surrounded the dais to try and stop Wang Jin-pyng, of the main opposition Nationalist Party, from speaking.

The DPP claims Wang has abused his position as Legislative Speaker to block consideration of Taiwan’s 2007 budget.

Responding to the DPP’s move against Wang, dozens of Nationalist MPs charged the DPP wall, pushing, shoving and exchanging blows with their rivals.

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Same kind of thing happened in January. Suggested Taiwanese campaign slogan: “Just give me a fighting chance.”

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Stand well back while watching trains go by in Bulgaria

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Bulgarian train drivers have been issued with rotating chairs so they can pee out of the window without having to stop.

The drivers union KNSB complained that, on some older trains, there were no toilets and they were having to pee out of the windows.

In response the management agreed to fit the special chairs so the driver can turn and pee out the window without having to get up from the controls.

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