Archive for June, 2009

No place in society for a few!

Came across this story today and sometimes this makes me agree with the people who say the world is coming to an end.  Then I come back to reality and realize there are just really a small select group who are completely and utterly depraved. Case in point the following story of people who start off trying to be bigger then themselves and take in a kid from the foster system but unfortunately and something that really gets me super heated they turned to torturing the poor kid for their own personal amusement. Not only did they torture the kid mercilessly but they even had there neighbors participate and had the nerve to preform these acts in front of their four (4) children aged 2-9. Okay Maybe it’s just me but there is really no need for a trial if not death penalty automatic life in prison is my choice. I know we have “innocent until proven guilty” but seriously this kid was in the foster system, one of the most vulnerable of society and his injuries were so bad a Dr. said he needed skin grafts to repair burned skin.

His physical condition was so bad that he required skin grafts to repair burn damage all over his body, according to a doctor who testified before the grand jury.

Now to me that excludes the foster parents from conjuring up any story that would make me consider anything other then life in prison. I reallythink that we could pass on sending people to prison for drug offenses and start sending rapist, child molesters, child abusers and murderers to prison for life terms.

Read the story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090613/ap_on_re_us/us_shackled_teen

Recession not effecting everyone!

Read this on Bloomberg this morning I guess not everyone is having trouble in this recession seems like these two fellas are doing quite well. I would be interested to know where they received these funds, who they were smuggling them for and why?

Japan Probes Report Two Seized With Undeclared Bonds

By Shunichi Ozasa and Makiko Kitamura

June 12 (Bloomberg) — Japan is investigating reports two of its citizens were detained in Italy after allegedly attempting to take $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds over the border into Switzerland.

“Italian authorities are in the midst of the investigation, and haven’t yet confirmed the details, including whether they are Japanese citizens or not,” Takeshi Akamatsu, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said by telephone today in Tokyo. “Our consulate in Milan is continuing efforts to confirm the reports.”

An official at the Consulate General of Japan in Milan, who only gave his name as Ikeda, said it still hasn’t been confirmed that the individuals are Japanese. “We are in contact with the Italian Financial Police and the Italian Public Prosecutor’s Office,” Ikeda said by phone today.

The Asahi newspaper reported today Italian police found bond certificates concealed in the bottom of luggage the two individuals were carrying on a train that stopped in Chiasso, near the Swiss border, on June 3.

The undeclared bonds included 249 certificates worth $500 million each, the Asahi said, citing Italian authorities. The case was reported earlier in Italian newspapers Il Giornale and La Repubblica and by the Ansa news agency.

If the securities are found to be genuine, the individuals could be fined 40 percent of the total value for attempting to take them out of the country without declaring them, the Asahi said.

The Italian embassy in Tokyo was unable to confirm the Asahi report.

To contact the reporter on this story: Makiko Kitamura in Tokyo at mkitamura1@bloomberg.net.