May 3, 2015

Stoner’s ‘To-Do’ List Found at Home of Investigation Was So Absurd the Police Just Had to Tweet it Out


Australian police were searching a home during a burglary investigation, when they happened upon a note written by a stoner that was so ridiculous that they just had to tweet it.
Here is the to-do list, in all of its glory:
In case that handwriting is hard to read, here’s what it says:
  1. Get up get ready
  2. Get bus fare
  3. Go to bus stop
  4. Catch 513 to [redacted]
  5. Go get lunch (chips and gravy)
  6. Go Kmart and shopp
  7. Go bus stop
  8. Go [redacted] and dye hair
  9. Go home and get a stick
  10. Chop up and get stoned

Australian citizens were understandably pleased to learn that this monster had been caught. 

Source: Mashable

The Baltimore Police Came Under Hellish Fire This Week. 21 Images Tell Another Side of the Story.


It was a tumultuous week for the city of Baltimore, and there was ever-present national media attention fixating on every act of violence and destruction.
The images have been relentlessly poured out to paint police officers as inhumane monsters wantonly killing civilians based on nothing more than their skin color, while indicting police as ‘murderers’ without hesitation and without trial.
The narrative was pushed forth that Baltimore conflagration was all about the noble, defenseless protester against the brutal, heartless cops.
Major news outlets sold Americans the superficial perception that nothing much has changed for race relations since the 1960s.

What has all-too-often been lost are the human-to-human moments: the humble outpouring of compassion, the people reaching out to comfort others, and the many small acts of kindness that defy easy characterization.
The Baltimore Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police Union, and others have been sending out tweets and images that show this different side of the story.
The @MDFOP34 account has been giving people a glimpse of what goes on for Maryland police officers when there aren’t cameras there covering the Baltimore riots.
The aftermath of the Baltimore riots has been particularly tough for law enforcement due in part to the high number of police officers were injured.
The high injury toll from protesters clashing with police came after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake infamously gave “space for destruction” to the rioters.
After everything the law enforcement community went through, six police officers were accused of ‘murdering’ Freddie Gray with scant evidence presented to back up such serious charges, causing a tremendous blow to morale.
The Baltimore FOP wrote an open letter explaining why the Baltimore Prosecutor should recuse herself and appoint a special prosecutor.

Famed Harvard Law Professor and Attorney Alan Dershowitz excoriated the Baltimore Mayor and Prosecutor for such aggressive charges based on such thin evidence.
But in the time of emergency, the Maryland Governor stepped in when leadership was needed and gained support from the law enforcement community.
A Baltimore “mother of the year” showed people there were parents with common sense willing to do whatever it takes to keep their kids out of harm’s way.
The community rallied behind police officers and other servicemen to show them that they have their support.
There were times when words weren’t enough to express gratitude and concern for others.
Fist bumps were exchanged.
People time and time again defied what they were “supposed to do” – be angry at one another.
And there were moments shared by servicemen and members of the Baltimore community captured on camera that don’t need further explanation.
What has been missed in the national rush to judgment is that the overwhelming number of police are human beings and care about people in their communities.

Source:https://www.ijreview.com

25 Devastating Images Of Nepal Post-Earthquake


evastation after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal. Aside from the human cost, cultural artifacts from antiquity are also damaged. Source: CNN
A massive earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on April 25th, leaving over 5,000 dead and potentially hundreds more trapped under rubble, according to current estimates. Towns at the epicenter of the quake have experienced a 90% loss of buildings and infrastructure in the Kathmandu district of Nepal alone. Highly dependent on tourism and agriculture for its economic development, Nepal will likely experience massive long- and short-term losses in the wake of this natural disaster.

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Devastation after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal. Aside from the human cost, cultural artifacts from antiquity are also damaged. 

A massive earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on April 25th, leaving over 5,000 dead and potentially hundreds more trapped under rubble, according to current estimates. Towns at the epicenter of the quake have experienced a 90% loss of buildings and infrastructure in the Kathmandu district of Nepal alone. Highly dependent on tourism and agriculture for its economic development, Nepal will likely experience massive long- and short-term losses in the wake of this natural disaster.
A shot of the Himalayas taken from the International Space Station.

Nepal is seated right on a fault line between the Indian and the Eurasian tectonic plates’ borders. The Himalayas, the most massive mountain chain in the world, are the result of these tectonic plates crashing and rubbing against each other, thrusting mountain peaks high into the atmosphere. Earthquakes come with the territory. Nepal alone has suffered 70 quakes in the last year, of which Saturday’s was the most devastating in 80 years.

A deadly combination of geographic and economic factors help explain this catastrophe. Unlike, say, the city of New York, which is able to support the weight of its massive skyscrapers due to high amounts of sturdy bedrock in the earth, the buildings and infrastructure of the Kathmandu valley are rooted in soft clay left behind by a 30,000 year old lake that used to dominate the region. Clay, unlike rock, shifts and swells with groundwater and temperature changes, making it an unstable place on which to build the foundation of a home. As important, Nepal simply doesn’t have the resources to build sound structures or to clear away the clay and build on sturdier ground.

Nepal’s socioeconomic conditions also help explain why the earthquake’s effects are and will be particularly devastating. A historically agrarian culture, one-fourth of Nepalese live below the poverty line. Though 80% of Nepal’s citizens have access to clean drinking water, the World Health Organization reports that only 35% of Nepal’s citizens have access to proper sanitation. On top of that, there is a massive doctor shortage in Nepal– one doctor for every 4,761 people (compared to 2 doctors for every 1,000 in the United States). Evacuee’s camps are filling up every day, leaving newly homeless Nepalese cramped into tent cities with poor sanitation and limited resources. In addition to rescue missions, first-responders must now grapple with the rise of cholera. Have a look at the situation unfolding in Nepal in the gallery below:
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Nepal’s socioeconomic conditions also help explain why the earthquake’s effects are and will be particularly devastating. A historically agrarian culture, one-fourth of Nepalese live below the poverty line. Though 80% of Nepal’s citizens have access to clean drinking water, the World Health Organization reports that only 35% of Nepal’s citizens have access to proper sanitation. On top of that, there is a massive doctor shortage in Nepal– one doctor for every 4,761 people (compared to 2 doctors for every 1,000 in the United States). Evacuee’s camps are filling up every day, leaving newly homeless Nepalese cramped into tent cities with poor sanitation and limited resources. In addition to rescue missions, first-responders must now grapple with the rise of cholera. Have a look at the situation unfolding in Nepal in the gallery below:
Homes not suited for the violent 7.8 earthquake lie destroyed.
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Homes not suited for the violent 7.8 earthquake lie destroyed.
An injured girl is carried by rescuers.
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An injured girl is carried by rescuers.
An infant is rescued after nearly a day trapped in rubble.
A man struck down by falling debris during the Nepal earthquake.
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A man struck down by falling debris during the Nepal earthquake.
Two earthquake victims-- one dead, one clinging to life, are found amidst rubble in Nepal.
Volunteers helping to clear the debris from the Nepal earthquake.
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Volunteers helping to clear the debris from the Nepal earthquake.


Trying to free a man trapped in rubble.

A man seems to weep as he walks away from a damaged relic of Buddha.

More UNESCO heritage sites destroyed.
Searching for survivors in the ruins of a temple.

Aerial shot of a "tent city" for evacuees.
An impromptu phone-charging station in Nepal.
A camp for evacuees of the Nepal earthquake, set up on a golf course.

A map displaying the epicenter of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th, 2015.

The world's tectonic plates. Nepal falls immediately on the boundary between two tectonic plates (Saturday's earthquake pictured in white).
A road split in two by Saturday's earthquake.
The Indian Air Force bringing supplies and aid to Nepal.
The Indian Air Force carries bags of food for disaster relief.
Destroyed relics in the royal square of Nepal, Bhaktar Durbar Square.
Several base camps on Mount Everest were hit by avalanches and tremors.

A child happily drinks juice in front of a destroyed home.
A tent city to host evacuees of the Nepalese earthquake.
Before and after the earthquake, the Dharahara tower in Kathmandu.
Before and after the earthquake, a ballfield in Kathmandu is now occupied by a "tent city".

The vast majority of the Nepalese army have been put on search-and-rescue duty. Britain and Norway have pledged $11.5 million USD in aid, and countries all over the world are offering support. India, Nepal’s neighbor, is doing a lot of the heavy lifting– the Indian Air Force is conducting massive rescue operations out of the affected areas, as well as sending water, food, and other essentials to Nepal. Indian MPs and politicians are offering to donate their month’s salary to the relief effort. It will be a slow process, but with the help of the international community, Nepal can rebuild.