Portland Press Herald- Portland police cut short a phone scam on Wednesday, coming to the rescue of a woman who thought she was paying the IRS with thousands of dollars worth of iTunes gift cards, police said Thursday. The police got an anonymous tip about the woman buying the cards, and found her in a Portland parking lot, talking on her phone and with a pile of gift cards on the passenger seat of her car. She told the officers she was on the phone with the IRS, and they were demanding she pay them in iTunes gift cards, according to Portland police Lt. James Sweatt. She told the officers she had spent hours getting the money from banks and then purchasing the gift cards. “They would not let her off the phone, repeatedly threatening her,” police said. The suspects hung up when the officers asked to speak with them on the phone. Sweatt said the 24-year-old woman lost $8,700 to the scammers before the police intervened. “It could have been far worse,” Sweatt said. “Thankfully there was someone in the community” who tipped off police. He said the woman, whom police refused to identify because she is a victim, told officers the call frightened her and when she sent an iTunes code, the scammers would demand more. Phone scams have become fairly common, Sweatt said, and there is little recourse for victims to get their funds back. In this case, the number the scammers called from was deactivated and likely was computer-generated. “These victims have zero chance of ever recouping their money in these scams,” he said. “We’ve seen people – young, middle-aged, seniors – be victimized this way, either tricked with clever gimmicks or threatened or coerced into believing they are talking to legitimate sources.”
I’ve tried to live my life according to the rules I’ve learned from watching detective shows and one of their rules or codes of conduct is to never blame the victim. I’m trying hard to do that really but I just can’t. I mean I’m trying to imagine the conversation that played out and its just a dumbest thing ever.
“Hey this is Mr. IRS calling, we want to inform you that you have an outstanding tax bill in the tune of $8700 for no reason. Now you for this special tax thing though, you can’t pay at the tax collector, and you can’t pay in card over the phone, or a cashiers check. I’m going to need you to go down to Walmart and buy a million $10 dollar iTunes gift cards and gonna have to give me the code on the back one by one”
I mean that’s just sheer lunacy. This isn’t like a well crafted prank we’re talking about here where no ones the wiser. We’re talking about a lady with potential intelligence issues. You just can’t be an adult and think you can pay for government issued taxes with gift cards that are normally just office gifts. Not to mention $8700s worth. I just don’t understand how this happens. You can’t be responsible enough to have $8700 in liquid cash ready to spend at walmart and still some how fall victim to a tax/gift card scam. It’s just baffling.
Now I know to the outsiders or casual footy fans this might not seem like such a crazy move. Soccer players are constantly doing things with their hair. Like NHL players its all natural but footballers just love to do things with it. Throw in the head band. Getting it dyed and spiked like Mario Balotelli. Getting tribal tattoo designs etched in on the side of their head. Its all standard at this point and yea Messi shouldn’t be treated any different. But the problem is Messi was always suppose to be different. He was suppose to be like one of those idiot savants. Growing up I always heard rumors that Messi was like a little bit autistic but was always a wizard with a ball and his feet. That’s what made him different. Now it looks like he’s trying to be a bit of the bad boy of soccer and it’s just not him. The tattoos, and dyed hair, the tax evasion. That’s just not things a soccer player with a complex brain development disorders do. Just doesn’t match him. I want him to be the quiet potentially autistic boy on the pitch dancing around with a soccer ball and win like i’m use to. The old school Messi.
P.s- I haven’t heard the same but I think the same about Pavel Datsyuk. Look at his picture head shape and face on for a solid 10 seconds and tell me he doesn’t scream idiot savant.
Metro- Bubba, a chirpy seven-month-old terrier mix, has now found a new family after spending four months recovering in Orange County Animal Care.He had been found festering in a hotel room in Tustin, California and when rescuers first saw him, he was huddled in a corner, listless, and close to death. ‘I walked in and saw all these drugs on the ground,’ Lt Brian Frick, a supervising animal control officer, told the OC Register. ‘I said, “where’s the dog?” and walked around the corner and saw him lying listless. He was so cold and lethargic, I thought it was just he’d been taken from his mom too soon. I never suspected he may have gotten into drugs.’His 40-year-old owner Joshua West was arrested on an outstanding warrant, as well as for possession of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia.Meanwhile, when vets ran medical tests on Bubba they found he tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin. It is unclear whether the dog ingested the drugs or inhaled the fumes. Since then he has been treated with a regular diet of fluids and healthy food. And finally, last week, his tests came back clear for the first time.An anonymous couple were quick to adopt little Bubba, who is now drug-free and full of life. Katie Ingram, assistant director of OC Animal Care, said: ‘They were a really nice couple and told us that Bubba would have a sister. Bubba bonded with them immediately.’ Now the pup is enjoying his new home with a loving family.
Really proud of Bubba here. Proud of anyone who gets the help they need to make themselves a better person. I’ve watched Intervention so many times and seen all those people fuck up while their doing their stint in rehab and most of the time I think they send em to pretty much a 7 star hotel. Passages Malibu looks like a great time where you don’t need to get high but that’s just how crazy Heroin and Meth is, they get you by the soul. And the thing is most of the time I could care less about people who get peer pressured in because you can still say no. But Bubba the dog here is man’s best friend so he has no choice but to do meth with his drug addled owner. Shame on Josh West. When that guy gets out of prison he better not get another dog. Like taking an animal so sweet and corrupting it with crystal meth and shit should be like a mortal sin. This will sound nerdy as fuck but its like in Harry Potter when they say killing a unicorn for its blood will give you a cursed half life? Well if you get a happy puppy hooked on intravenous drugs, you should just rot in prison.
Daily Mail– A 16-year-old boy has been spared detention after launching cyber attacks on websites across the world and sending bomb hoaxes to airlines via Twitter. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, attacked 12 websites including his local police force and SeaWorld when he was aged 14 and 15. He targeted government and pro-hunting sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America from the laptop in his bedroom at home in Plympton, near Plymouth, Devon. The boy admitted three offences under Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act, relating to the DDoS attacks, and was convicted of two charges under Section 51 of the Criminal Law Act. These related to bomb hoaxes he sent through Twitter to American Airlines, the White House and Delta Air Lines on February 13 last year. One posted at 6.46pm to American Airlines read: ‘One of those lovely Boeing airplanes has a tick, tick, ticking in it. Hurry gentlemen, the clock is ticking.’ Another, sent six minutes earlier to Delta Air Lines, read: ‘There’s a nice tick, tick in one of those lovely Boeing planes, high quality.’ District Judge Diane Baker told the boy, who sat next to his mother at Plymouth Youth Court, that she had been minded to sentence him to a 12-month detention and training order. She instead handed him a two-year youth rehabilitation order, along with 120 hours reparation and to attend courses, after deciding that custody would ‘destroy’ him. ‘Your offending, in my mind, crosses the custody threshold – I say that because the offending involved significant planning,’ the judge said. ‘The DDoS attacks were sophisticated. On your own admission you became a person to whom others came for advice on how to carry them out. ‘With the bomb hoaxes, again, a significant level of planning – in particular sophistication in ensuring that your actions were not traced. ‘These were a whole series of offences over a period of time. There’s no doubt that you knew what you were doing. You knew it was serious. ‘I don’t think there would be any positive outcome for you going into a youth detention centre – I think it would destroy you. ‘If it would destroy you how could I come to the conclusion that I am concerned with your welfare and rehabilitation as well as punishment?’ The boy’s mother was ordered to pay £620 in prosecution costs. ‘You have put your family through hell during this period of time,’ the judge told the teenager, adding that his laptop will now be destroyed. ‘I have to say I think it is very unhealthy that a young man of this age spends so much time alone on the computer. ‘I don’t think there’s anything that Mum could have done in the circumstances because she had absolutely no idea at the involvement he had.’
There have been a lot of injustice carried out in courts and with police authority in 2016. So many police officers that get a quick slap on the wrist for killing black guys and I’ve never been one to question the way the legal system works, but this is just absurd. This fucking Elliot Alderson type motherfucker was hacking twitter accounts and making BOMB THREATS. I don’t care if he’s some bloke from the UK, guys a threat to national security. I mean do I need to tell you what kind of crazyness some 16 year old kid can do if he’s able to hack into government and an airline’s twitter and fucking Seaworld of all places? The movie Swordfish, ever heard of it? Live Free or Die Hard? One second he’s tweeting bomb threats on one airline and next thing you know there’s a three-step systematic attack on the entire national infrastructure. It’s fucking chaos. And all this kid gets is a 600 dollar fine and has to buy a new laptop. Oh and a little 2 year rehab. Fuck that. I need him in Attica getting his computer brain destroyed because once those 2 years of rehab are up, if you don’t have money stuffed under your bed, rest assure this guy is going to try to plunder the financial economy or release some Julian Assange type data that’s gonna make people revolt and panic. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching Mr. Robot its that these computer hackers are devious mother fuckers that want the world to not have money and they will find a way to fiddle around on a computer again.
Sidenote- My cousin one time when he was like 14 tried to hack into computers through IP addresses and shit. Dude ended up hacking into his own computer and corrupting his own files.
Metro– An Austrian woman who has asked a friend for a Yin Yang tattoo on her back was appalled when she looked in the mirror and saw a massive penis, and the word, ‘F*ck’. The tattooist had done a rough drawing of the Yin Yang symbol – and shown the 21-year-old his sketch in a mobile phone photo – before switching to ink and drawing on the penis. When the victim saw it, which she said did not happen until she had got home and looked in the mirror, she burst into tears and asked, ‘What the f*ck? NO!’ When a judge asked the amateur tattooist, also 21, why he’d done it, he said, ‘Just because,’ according to The Local.
Love a good ol fashion dick tattoo prank. Kinda shocked you don’t see more of this really. And I partially don’t blame the tattoo artist. I mean maybe the chick bought that he was tattooing a cheesy yin yang symbol when he was starting off with the balls, But your body should be smart enough to tell your nerve endings that something is wrong when he starts drawing what was described as a “Massive Penis.” Must’ve been a rookie getting a tattoo. I mean did she not ask to see it like in a reflection or anything? Just casually assume everything looked fine? Like every time I get a haircut they put a little mirror to make sure you don’t look like a freak of nature in the back. If they don’t show me the back of my head and its about as crooked as a dog’s leg than that’s almost my fault for not asking. Love the tattoo artist’s answer to to why he did it. Simply “Just Because.”
JULY 20–An Indiana woman stabbed her husband in the chest with a grill fork after he returned home without her favorite doughnuts, investigators charge. According to a police report, Timothy Nelson “went to get doughnuts for his wife” Friday morning at a store near the couple’s home in New Albany, a city about six miles from Louisville. But the store “did not have the type she normally gets.” So, cops say, Nelson returned home “without the doughnuts.” This did not sit well with his wife Michelle, 37, who was upset that her spouse “did not know what else she liked after being together for several years.” When a heated argument over secondary doughnut choices followed, Timothy sought to leave the residence, but “Michelle was blocking the door.” During the ensuing scuffle, “Michelle lunged back at him and she had a grill fork in her hand. The grill fork stuck in Timothy’s chest.” After pulling the fork from his chest, Timothy fled the home, with Michelle “following him and still yelling at him.” When cops arrived on the scene, they found Timothy sitting against a tree “applying pressure to the puncture wound on his right chest.” His t-shirt and jeans were soaked with blood. He was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
In the midst of a foodie revolution and hipster food trends I’m going to admit something that I’ve had bottled up for so long. I hate hipster trendy donuts. Hate them. I love all sorts of candy bars and sweets. Adding all that to a nice soft doughnut sounds like the best introduction into diabetes life, but I hate them. These cronuts and gourmet donuts with fancy cremes its all just gimmicks and I’m just not a gimmick kind of guy. Maybe there’s a time and a place for those types of donuts and I just haven’t been there yet but deep down in my heart of hearts I believe donuts should be simple. They can’t have more than like 2 things going on for them. Baked softees, glazed, powdered, chocolate covered, strawberry with sprinkles. Beautiful things don’t beg for attention. I believe that for anything from the most exotic animal deep in the Himalayas to deep fried or baked confectionery. All simple donuts that are available at any grocery store. The everyday man’s doughnut.
That’s why I have a problem with this lady. Sure I might not know the landscape of where they are, but there’s no reason to make your husband drive 6 fucking miles to go buy your favorite donuts. It makes me think she made him go to some fancy pants doughnut boutique which is just absurd already. But then you get the added bonus of her getting mad because he didn’t know the second favorite? Get the fuck out of here lady. That’s just as irrational as knowing my 16th favorite movie on my list or knowing specifically who the 167th round draft pick is. The objective is to always learn what they like and don’t like, everything in between will never matter. In the end though the fact is if you’re a doughnut person, you should just be fine with any doughnut. Chocolate frosted, glazed, or just get the combo boxes you can get at any near by convenience store. It don’t matter. But she had to be a picky ass bitch. Honestly if she reacted this way you just know that his life was in danger when he got home. It was her favorite or get stabbed and once they were sold out his future outcome was already made and his ass was going to get stabbed.
P.s- Just did some research.
If I just said casually “Hey honey can you run out and cross over the bridge across state lines to get these very specific donuts?” I would get spit in the face and left to die alone.
Huffington Post– An Egyptian kebab shop owner in New Zealand has become an internet hit after a video of him ignoring a would-be robber and continuing to serve a customer went viral, drawing more than a quarter of a million views. Said Ahmed, owner of the Egyptian Kebab House in Christchurch, said it was simply a “lucky” reaction to ignore the masked man, who walked into his restaurant on May 28 and demanded cash while holding what appeared to be a gun. Ahmed, who has run his kebab shop for 15 years, continued to bag up an order and handed it to a customer before walking away to call the police, the video shows, leaving the attempted robber to exit empty handed. Canterbury Police released CCTV footage of the incident on Facebook last week in a bid to identify the would-be robber. The 27-second clip has since drawn 255,000 views and has been shared more than 1,000 times. Ahmed, 55, who was quickly dubbed by social media as the “chillest chip shop operator”, said he was only thinking of his family and thought walking away would avoid a more serious outcome. “I’m not a hero but, you know, I controlled my reaction,” he told New Zealand media. “Quite lucky because that reaction come to my head in that moment.”
My god that’s embarrassing. I don’t even think prison would be as bad as the social stigma in the crime world of not getting an ounce of respect from a shop owner or the fucking customer picking up their food while you pretty much play cops and robbers over there by your self. The only way I could see this happening is if it was like the Van Buren Boys episode of Seinfeld where Costanza tries to fake rob the Seinfeld’s so he doesn’t get beat up, but even he kinda at least threw Morty and Helen off kilt for a second. This guy on the other hand just gets treated like a social pariah or the town leper where people think even acknowledging them will get you sick. Best outcome would’ve been he take off the ski mask and say it was all a joke and order a falafel pita or maybe a nice spinach pie and continue on his day praying his attempt doesn’t end up on line for the world to laugh out. But now that its out there, he’s not gonna get any respect as a criminal. Can’t cut it on a normal 9-5, can’t cut it in a ski mask robbing people at gun point, all you really can do now is just kill yourself.