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calendar   Tuesday - May 27, 2008

Bin police force residents to hand over personal medical details.  meanwhile, police arrest 5

So while the wheelie bin cops are on the job, (wheelie bin. = trash bins to us yanks)
real police have arrested five for the killing of a 31 year old man.  Just folks having a bit of fun you know.  I didn’t post this latest story, there are so damn many.

Anyway, back to our main feature ..........

Bin police force residents to hand over personal medical details
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:14 PM on 27th May 2008

Families are furious about plans by a council’s bin police to question them about their medical history.

Officials in Plymouth, Devon, are to send a questionnaire to every household asking them to give intimate personal details about their family.

Householders are also being asked to nominate one person who will take legal responsibility for anything put in their bins.

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Waste of time: Residents are furious because there is no way they can stop other people using their bins

The council is even asking how many children families have and whether they use disposable nappies.

The forms are to be sent to all homes in the city as part of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy on bins.

The council wants to increase fixed penalties from £50 to £110 for those who put bins out early, fail to recycle, overfill wheelie bins or put the wrong rubbish in the wrong containers.

They are asking each household to nominate one person as responsible so it will be easier for them to prosecute without having to prove who put out the offending bins.

The council is also considering interviewing suspected bin offenders under caution in procedures similar to the way police question criminals.

The draft letter, which has been seen by opposition councilors, also asks how many people live at each address, whether they have any medical conditions and if their families use disposable nappies.

Officials from the Conservative-run council hope the information sent back by families will make it easier to prosecute or impose fixed penalties.

It follows the failure of a pioneering prosecution by Exeter City Council 45 miles away which failed because they could not prove that household waste in a recycling bin was put there by the householder.

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AND THEN THERE IS THIS:

Young mother ordered to pay £265 for putting bin out 24 hours too early

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:42 AM on 22nd May 2008

Timing is everything as Zoe Watmough has found to her cost after putting her bins out a day early.

As a result, the 22-year-old mother was hauled before magistrates and handed down a legal bill of £265.

Council officers spotted her two bins - a green one for recycling and a grey one - on a Wednesday, 24 hours before it was due to be collected.

The rules of Bolton Council in Greater Manchester dictate bins should not be put out until after 7.30am on the day refuse collectors are due.

At Bolton magistrates court Zoe was fined £125, ordered to pay £125 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The court was told the council is pursuing prosecutions over bins left on streets because of the number of arson attacks by youths in the area.

It is estimated the cost of attending a bin fire is £1,900, and they cost the fire service up to £3million each year across the country.

But at home Zoe said: “I am flabbergasted.

“There are people committing all sorts of crimes and getting away with it. Yet I have left my bin out and have been fined the best part of £300.

“Everybody in this area puts their bins out the day before collection. I don’t see what the problem is and can’t afford to pay the fine.”

The court heard Miss Watmough had already been sent a warning by council officers who spotted last November that her bins were out before collection day.

When they spotted them out on a second occasion - in January - Miss Watmough was given a £75 fine. That resulted in a prosecution because she did not pay it within seven days.

Run-ins with councils over bin collection and their contents are not unusual.

Retired milkman Barry Freezer recently made the mistake of dumping cabbage stalks in his bin and incurred the wrath of the council’s waste collection supremos.

The 73-year-old says they treated him like a criminal and refused to collect his garden waste, claiming the cabbage trimmings were kitchen rubbish.

The binmen were following an obscure rule that forbids food that may have come into contact with meat from being mixed with garden waste for composting, to prevent outbreaks of diseases such as foot and mouth.

The week before it emerged the same council had refused to empty the bin of partially sighted ex-Desert Rat Lenny Woodward, 95, because he put a ketchup bottle and an empty coffee jar in the wrong bin.

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calendar   Monday - May 26, 2008

Muslim gangs ‘taking control of British top security prison’

Tip of the iceberg folks.  Telegraph reported last week that children are being recruited for suicide missions here.

Stay Tuned ... there’s more.

By Duncan Gardham
Last Updated: 11:19AM BST 26/05/2008

Muslim gangs are threatening to take control of one of Britain’s top security prisons where inmates include al-Qa’eda terrorists, a report reveals.
Staff at Whitemoor jail, Cambs, believe a “serious incident is imminent” as several wings become dominated by Muslim prisoners.

There is an on-going theme of fear and instability among employees, says the Prison Service’s Directorate of High Security report.

“There is much talk around the establishment about ‘the Muslims’,” it says.

Some staff believe the situation has resulted in Muslim prisoners becoming more of a gang than a religious group.

“The sheer numbers, coupled with a lack of awareness among staff, appear to be engendering fear and handing control to the prisoners,” the report says.

The situation has become so bad that white prisoners are warned about the Muslim gangs by staff on arrival.

The concern about Muslim prisoners is in danger of leading to hostility and Islamophobia, the report warns.

“Staff appear reluctant to challenge inappropriate behaviour, in particular among black and ethnic minority prisoners, for fear of doing the wrong thing,” the report adds.

“This is leading to a general feeling of a lack of control and shifting the power dynamic towards prisoners.”

Just under a third of the 500 prisoners at Whitemoor are Muslim.

Although they include the shoe-bomber Saajid Badat, the majority of them have been jailed for offences unrelated to terrorism.
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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 05/26/2008 at 12:44 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 25, 2008

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/25/2008 at 11:51 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 24, 2008

Splodeydope wannabe ‘splodes himself. Twice. Screws up both times

This in itself is nothing new. Hardly even newsworthy. The reason AQ needs some many martyrs to answer their call to instant glory is because at least half of them blow themselves up in training. Or while making their bomb. Or while selecting fashion accessories to go with the suicide vest. The last hashish hacking human hemmoroid we wrote about put on his bomb belt and tripped while going downstairs. And landed on the detonator. Whoopsie daisy!

No, this story is new because the bungling blow up action figure was new to the glorious Party of the Pedophile. Heck, this guy isn’t even a member of the victimized Little Brown People race. No, he’s a white guy. An Englishman. In England. Who converted to Islam only recently. And his first act of devotion was to try and set off several bombs in a restaurant at lunch hour. In England.

Funny, I looked really hard at Fox, CNN online, and scanned through the TV channels. Not. One. Word. Na. Da.

Exeter explosion at Giraffe restaurant: man injured is suspected Islamic extremist

A suspected Islamic extremist has attempted to attack a restaurant in a shopping centre in the middle of Exeter.

Nobody in the restaurant was injured in the explosion apart from the bomber.  The man suffered cuts to his eye and facial burns in the attack when his device went off in the toilets of the restaurant in the brand new, £230m Princesshay centre.  Police sources believe the man was arming a bomb when it partially exploded in his face. He then tried to detonate a second device in the crowded street outside the restaurant.  Bomb disposal teams have recovered canisters of a sodium-based homemade explosive, it is understood, and there were reports that nails may have been part of the devices.

Patrons at this tony new eatery were wonderfully English about the whole thing. Bless them!

He said: “I heard a noise which sounded like a gunshot and at first I thought it was a kitchen accident of some sort. “About a second afterwards there was another identical sound and maybe a second later a third.
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“They evacuated us very calmly and there were people still eating while the explosions took place but who left their meals and went out.

Another diner, who would only be identified as Trudy, said: “It was definitely an explosion, it sounded like the lights were exploding. There was a lot of glass. I think it came from the toilet. There was concern, I wouldn’t say there was panic, everyone got up and the staff were very good getting everyone out.”

Pardon me, I hate to be a bother, but there seems to be a bit of an explosion going on in the loo. Would you mind terribly if we asked you to move to the veranda for a short while? We’ll be serving tea and biscuits there in a trice.

I want to know how this guy could go from Anglican to Extremist so darned fast. It’s tough to buy a car over there that accelerates that quickly.


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