Saturday, November 30, 2013

More Dumb Stuff from around the globe…

The Azerbaijani government's official vote totals for the Oct. 8 elections (showing President Aliyev winning, as expected, with 72.76 percent of the votes), was mistakenly released to the public on Oct. 7. (Officials blamed a computer app "bug.") 

Terry Jenkins, 25, was arrested for domestic battery in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to the police report, he had asked his girlfriend and her female cousin for a bedroom menage a trois. He then allegedly became enraged when the women paid more attention to each other than to him. 

American Psychiatric Association members have been engaged in well-publicized academic brawls over the last 10 years about the contents of APA's signature publication, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, whose fifth edition (DSM-V) was released in May. However, despite the thorough airing of contentious viewpoints as to what is and is not a mental illness, its final "consensus" nevertheless labeled "pedophilia" as a sexual "orientation" rather than a "disorder." Falling under outside criticism almost immediately, APA in October reopened the debate, calling the labeling a "mistake." (A "sexual orientation" in many state and local jurisdictions affords anti-discrimination rights.) 

Steven Campbell, 51, entering a courthouse in Kelso, Wash., in November for a hearing on his previous arrest for possession of methamphetamine, apparently failed to consider that he would be searched and was forced to hand over to courthouse screeners a 3-inch methamphetamine pipe with meth residue on it. 

Andrew Laviguer, 57, was captured and accused of robbing several banks in Oregon and Washington in September, including the Wells Fargo branch in Portland, Ore., that ended the spree (and on whose counter he had mistakenly left his car keys when he fled). 

Yep –there are a lot of really dumb things to keep us relatively sane people entertained….

Today’s Refection:
Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.

Live Long and Prosper….

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