Monday, September 24, 2012
Here is an article about an unusual man. Is he real? Does he exist on this earth merely for the purpose of catching a free ride? Read this Deadspin article and let us know: http://deadspin.com/5945841/?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Monday, September 17, 2012
Nakoula pleaded guilty in 1997 to possession with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. He was sentenced to a year in jail,. In 2010, Nakoula was charged with bank fraud. Nakoula pleaded no contest in 2010 to federal bank fraud charges and was ordered to pay more than $790,000 in restitution and was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. Prior to his bank fraud conviction, Nakoula struggled with financial problems. In June 2006, a $191,000 tax lien was filed against him in the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds office. In 1997, a $106,000 lien was filed against him in Orange County.
So is it surprising that Nakoula might be a key figure behind "Innocence of Muslims?" The film unfairly denigrates Islam; however, that does not justify the violence against U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa. Why should the U.S. be targeted for the actions of a convict or even of a few loose cannons? It simply doesn't make sense unless someone is looking for an excuse to pick a fight. When it comes to zeoulous religious folks, experience suggests that common sense sometimes gets bypassed in favor of a strange sense of justice..
Monday, September 10, 2012
Perhaps the would be robber was illiterate because the bank prominently displayed its security system outside of the building including advertisement of the double doors that lock in the event of a robbery. To further demonstrate the robbers low IQ, he attempted to head butt the doors which were made of bullet proof glass. After much futile flailing around, screaming and banging his arms and head, the suspect was released from his glass prison into the arms of law enforcement. For part of his rehabilitation, perhaps he will study English lit and read the how to guide of Bonnie and Clyde and realize it was before the day and age of modern security.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Even though DePalo is considered innocent until otherwise proven in a court of law, the West Orange Public School district announced that DePalo has been suspended "immediately and indefinitely" much to the disappointment of her students. While such allegations are distasteful and evidence of a growing epidemic, one can only ponder that if such allegations were true in my day, then perhaps more teenage boys might have looked forward to the start of school year.