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January 04, 2007

Taking time out from hanging around public lavatories...

...looking to score - George Michael is soliciting me for investment help!

Happy New Year my dear,

I know that you will be surprise reading from unknown person but all I will like you to understand is that, God have already bless you and your entire family in this 2007 through this proposal. In a brief introduction, my name is George Michael. My intention of contacting you is to help me handle the investment of 12.6 million usd that I inherited from my late father, which he deposited in the bank before his sudden death. Urgently confirm your willingness to help me handle the investment of this money with honesty, without betraying my trust in you.

I will be waiting for your reply as you finish reading this message with your direct telephone number to enable me call you immediately and furnish you with more details, upon my confirmation of your willingness to assist me.

Best Regards,
George Michael

Maggie - I gave him your number... 8^P

Reporting As Ordered, Sir! »

by John on Jan 04, 2007 | TrackBack (0)

October 15, 2006

Dirty thieving weasels...

SWWBO just got off the phone.

Someone scored our debit card information and just ripped us for $360 - down in Mexico. Good on VISA, they caught it and killed the card - and we'll get reimbursed... but that's the billpaying account, and there are autopayments that will come due... which means we have to be fast with the credit union tomorrow getting things straight at *their* end, or there will be that endless roundelay of bounce, "not our fault," "we'll credit it," bounce, "not our fault," "we'll credit it," bounce, "not our fault," "we'll credit it," for a week or so as they try to get their records straight and we keep fighting fees and holding off creditors and having to send creditors letters about why it's not our fault... etc, etc, etc.

And then there's the dawning realization that until the credit union issues the new cards, and they get here (two weeks, easy, they're a small credit union), and they get activated... you're in a real spending flexibility hurt! I've almost forgotten how to write a check...

And can't forget the police report... sigh.

by John on Oct 15, 2006

May 02, 2006

Stupid Criminal Tricks and a Ripley's Moment.

Seattle, April 26...

A highly improbable shot left an officer's bullet in the cylinder of a gunman's revolver, and police say it's a pretty clear sign that the officers who shot the man faced a deadly threat.

"Physically, it is impossible to conclude anything other than the fact the suspect was pointing directly at the officers," Deputy Chief Clark Kimerer said Wednesday, adding, "I've not seen anything quite like that in my 24 years."

Photos courtesy Seattle PD

Investigators have learned from at least one witness that the man had said earlier in the evening that he would draw his weapon if confronted by police. Police had said earlier that he was recently released from a substance abuse treatment center, but Wednesday Kimerer said he could not confirm that.

Heh. Suicide by cop, then. Effectively. Waste of a life, waste of a nice serviceable Colt pistol, tricked out for target shooting (certainly not a good carry piece). Looking at that, have to wonder if it was stolen. Not your usual choice of weapon of the crimnal class. And probably good center-of-mass shooting by at least one of the cops.

The whole story is here. Well, whole Seattle PI story. There's actually a *lot* of story not covered, but this is the initial report, and their probably won't be a follow on.

by John on May 02, 2006