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Quite white… 23 July 2009

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A rare white turtle which was found at the riverside of Yellow River in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. The turtle weighs about 6.5 kg and is 40 cm long

I did not find much on the white turtle, not even a press attribution for the photographs, other than it appeared in the Photos of the Day at the Telegraph, so I suppose the pictures were just taken by whomever, whereever s/he is…

just this from The London Paper, full text:

IT MAY look more like your Christmas turkey just before it goes into the oven, but this milky white creature is actually a rare white turtle.

The creature, whose creamy colour is offset by a few hints of pink, was discovered by the bank of the Yellow River in Henan province, China.

White turtles have a special place in Chinese culture, as the classic novel Journey from the West features an entity from Heaven who is turned into one of the animals after performing ill deeds.

However, unlike the character in the tale, this white turtle won’t be ferrying any people across rivers: it is just 40cm long and weighs only 6.5kg.

Still, it’s a shell of a story.

But he caught my eye, as I thought of him (or her) just lazing along by the Yellow River, ’til found.  And then, no longer on his own, by the river banks.

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1. BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Well now. Good Morning!
For a moment there, I thought that pic was
a rabbi hiding up a goombata politician’s ass…
given the Big News Perp Walk here in Jersey today…

AP via HuffPo

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) —
FBI agents are sweeping across northern New Jersey Thursday, making arrests in what reportedly is described as a major corruption probe.

WNBC-TV in New York reported and showed images of the mayors of Hoboken and Secaucus being taken into FBI headquarters in Newark. The station also showed rabbis being taken into custody.

Radio station New Jersey 101.5 FM reports the sweeps are taking place in Hudson, Bergen, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

LMAO. Think that pic above and ya got the idea.
Theyyyyyyy’re “‘Sweeeping !” – no mere light dusting-
The NYT expounds on the Insurance Brokerage fraud case that began in the poor as dirt Pleasantville School District next to A.C.

TRENTON, Sept. 6 — Eleven current or former public officials, including two members of the State Assembly, were charged Thursday with taking thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for promising municipal business to undercover officers posing as insurance brokers in the latest federal probe into New Jersey’s rampant political corruption.

The officials, and a man affiliated with one of them, were rounded up by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Thursday morning and appeared before a judge in Federal District Court here by afternoon. The arrests culminated an 18-month investigation in which an undercover agent and cooperating witnesses posed as insurance brokers and traded wads of cash ranging from $1,500 to $17,500 for assurances of votes on school boards and city councils.

The investigation initially focused on the Pleasantville Board of Education, which runs a tiny, impoverished school district near Atlantic City. With 13 superintendents in the last 10 years, the district has been plagued by turmoil and is now working with a state-appointed monitor.

But then, unexpectedly, Pleasantville officials led federal investigators on what Christopher J. Christie, the United States attorney for New Jersey, described at a news conference here as a “corruption tour” of New Jersey by referring the fake insurers to other parts of the state.

How’d they do it?
CNN -

Covert recordings were apparently an integral part of the investigation, as the criminal complaints quote or paraphrase each official — some at length — about what they were willing to do to help the fake company, what they expected in return and the importance of keeping the arrangements hush.

For instance, Reid allegedly coached a cooperating witness on how to surreptitiously accept bribes, warning him not to “let a lot of people in the kitchen” and adding, “You need a buffer or something,” according to the criminal complaint.

LOL. Meet Rabbi “Buffer” So-and-So and Rabbi Him-Too….
The money’s under the yamulke.
FUCKERS. And ALL such nice Boys.the Italian Boys and Hispanic Boys the Jewish Boys…… ALL willing to steal from the poor.

Yeh – well , With a nice clean hole blown in the side of the North Jersey Dem’s goombata/yeshiva street crew. – Corzine’s done.
Sucks to be him now.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

sorry! you languished in Moderation.. out now.. and in fact I have sent the comment around… Thanks for putting a smile on my sleepy face!

2. catnip - 23 July 2009
BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

We have a donor?
ETA on the LifeFlight for Organ Retrieval?

3. BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

We REALLY have outdone ourselves here in NJ.

Human Organ Selling to go with the International Money Laundering and local riff-raff influence peddling?

Whoops! – don’t slip on the BODY Parts – JTA SKIPS the Human Organs for Sale Aspect tho-

N.J. rabbis arrested in corruption probe

July 23, 2009

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Several rabbis reportedly were arrested as part of a public corruption and international money-laundering investigation in New Jersey.

According to media reports, among the 30 arrests made Thursday morning by the FBI were the mayors of Hoboken and Secaucus, the deputy mayor of Jersey City and a New Jersey state assemblyman.

The Asbury Park Press reported that the rabbis arrested were religious leaders from Syrian Jewish neighborhoods in Deal and Elberon, as well as Brooklyn, N.Y. The newspaper said the investigation involved the Deal Yeshiva, a Sephardic institution that has a boys’ division in Ocean Township and a girls’ school in West Long Branch.

According to The Star-Ledger, the arrests are the result of a two-year probe by the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service that began with an investigation of money transfers by members of the Syrian enclaves in Deal and Brooklyn, two tight-knit and wealthy communities.

GMAFB . Cue emphasis “Syrian” Enclaves in Deal and Brooklyn now..

Anyways, .

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the IRS removed at least three boxes from the Deal Yeshiva as students were arriving at school, The Star-Ledger reported, as well as several boxes from the Ohel Yaacob synagogue in the same town.

Law enforcement authorities are expected to announce more information about the arrests at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Drip Drip. Anybody Need a liver? Governor? Are you with us still?
Can you here us?

Anyways x2-
JTA’s circumspect coverage aside
this is how the story is playing out here –

Feds bust N.J. mayors, others for organ selling, corruption, ‘money-laundering conspiracy’

NEWARK, N.J. – The mayors of two New Jersey cities and a state legislator were arrested Thursday in connection with a major corruption and international money-laundering conspiracy probe. Some of the suspects were also allegedly involved in an illegal human organ-selling ring.

Among the approximately 30 people arrested were Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, who took office 23 days ago, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.

An FBI spokesman told NBC affiliate WNBC that the investigation involved a “high-volume international money-laundering conspiracy.”

WNBC reported that some of the suspects also were accused of accepting cash payments that were taken to help find organs for sick patients in need of transplants. It was unclear where the body parts might have come from or how many surgeries may have been done.

Several rabbis in New York and New Jersey were also taken into custody, federal prosecutors said.

Cars were backed up four deep with suspects outside the FBI’s Newark office.

FBI and IRS agents were making the roundups in what is being described as one of the biggest investigations of its kind in state history, according to WNBC.

catnip - 23 July 2009

w00t. You New Jerseyans don’t fuck around. Organ selling too? What can top that?

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Well NOBODY beats our prices either!
Chopped Liver anyone?

catnip - 23 July 2009

Sorry. I just sent money now! to the Dems. ;)

catnip - 23 July 2009
marisacat - 23 July 2009

oh right! as long s it is not the Ashkenazi, all that matters! It si the SYRIAN JEWS… the Sephardics!

luv the “pakced 4 deep”…

What a scream!

4. BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

LOL.
Good thing Jewish Lawyers and Doctors aren’t mixed up in this.

I’m out. Giving it arrest, so to speak…

5. marisacat - 23 July 2009

This is just plain funny!! Breaking the Broken News! Breaking the Old News!

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Health Care Reform Vote Pushed to After Obama’s August Deadline [1:02 p.m. ET]

For more on this and other breaking news go to ABCNews.com: http://abcnews.go.com?nwltr=bn

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Why, They are so SPECIAL….

According to the court papers, it’s not quite clear how the international money-laundering scheme is related to corrupt local politics. Two of the Rabbis involved, Mordchai Fish, who served at Congregation Sheves Achim, a synagogue in Brooklyn, and his brother Albert Schwartz, were caught on tape having conversations with the cooperating witness that seemed straight out of a movie script, according to court transcripts:

“I had 25 million from [the bank] – 20 million – that schnookie deal. I gave 20 million to [another bank]. I, I took five million. I sent it offshore..” said the witness, who was reputedly also involved in a counterfeit handbag racket, according to the court papers.

Chosen ….

Defendant Issac Rosenbaum, meanwhile, was caught up in a shady organ procurement program, where an undercover FBI agent and the cooperating witness pretended to need a human liver for the undercover’s sick uncle, the feds charge.

“Let me explain this to you,” said Rosenbaum on February 26, 2008 according to the court documents. “It’s illegal to buy [ a liver]. It’s illegal to sell.They are going to investigate him [the donor] not you, not your uncle. He’s going to speak to a social worker and a psychologist to find out why he is doing it… and it is our job to prepare him.”

The cost would be $160,000 for the liver donation – 50 percent up front – but Rosenbaum repeatedly made it clear, according to court papers, “It’s illegal to buy or sell organs. .. . So you cannot buy it. What you do is, you’re giving a compensation for the time . . . whatever–-he’s not working. You can’t even mention.”

Cut a check to the Blue Dogs ,Maury.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

OK! We come with two kidneys, right? But just one liver?

Eeek. So were they murdering for parts? Or what?

LOL Are they saying Schwartz is Sephardic? Good one!

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Might have been a lobe. you can do a lobe.

…But if there was money to be made on a total liver..pfft…
… someone on the inside or have hacked into the crossmatched donor base..

marisacat - 23 July 2009

right… you can slice some off and it will grow! So handy for organ merchants!

Like whatshisname went to Tennessee where there are more livers available.. than in Cali. Even tho the organ transplant place in Davis California does so much they they screw the whole system, or so I have read.

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009
6. catnip - 23 July 2009

In hindsight, this is hilarious.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker used African, Hebrew, and Muslim analogies on Wednesday to reinforce the American motto “E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for, “out of many, one,” during a speech that may have been meant to set the tone for a reuniting of Hoboken’s political factions after a thoroughly divisive mayoral election.

Shortly after taking the oath of office to become the 37th mayor of Hoboken, Peter Cammarano also committed to the reunification theme.

“Though we campaigned with fists raised, I now extend my hand,” he said. “Our fates are intertwined.”

The new mayor recounted his theme of work ethic and asked the City Council to work with him to right the city’s ship.

“I ask that we leave nothing for tomorrow that we can accomplish today,” Cammarano said.

Corzine has a couple of Hoboken jokes

Gov. Jon Corzine and Sen.s Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) were on hand for the occasion. Both Corzine and Menendez are Hoboken residents.

In keeping with the unity theme, the master of ceremonies was Ines Garcia-Keim, the former campaign chairman for mayoral candidate Beth Mason. Keim went on to support Cammarano in the runoff election against candidate Dawn Zimmer, although Mason supported Zimmer.

When Corzine spoke, he joked that it was great to see the democratic process play out in Hoboken, but that he felt like he “voted 10 times in three weeks.”

He commented on Hoboken’s propensity for attracting young residents (the new mayor is 31): “When I moved here two and a half years ago, the average age went up two years.”

He parted by wishing Cammarano and the council members luck, and making one last request. “Get my property taxes down,” he said, “will you?”

7. catnip - 23 July 2009

oops

According to the FBI report, Cammarano said, ‘The Italians, the Hispanics, the seniors are locked down. Nothing can change that now…I could be, uh, indicted, and I’m still gonna win 85 to 95 percent of those populations.”

marisacat - 23 July 2009

“I could fuck a baby on camera and still be elected”, pretty much what he said.

Geesh.

Carry on NJ, you make the nation proud!

8. catnip - 23 July 2009

It now has a name: RAB SCAM

marisacat - 23 July 2009

Rab Scam in New Jewsey.

catnip - 23 July 2009

Can you imagine all of the vibrating cellphones going off at Cronkite’s funeral with this news?

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

notice how they don’t identify the various banksholding the Good Rabbis Fisch and Shwartz $25 Million from that “shnookie deal” they were talking about.
..

Nope no Jewish Mafia Problem. Nope.
People better wake the fuck up and bag the PC crap.
The Republicans are bad enough with their inbreeding.
But Anybody really think their getting healthcare from the Democrats? Past Rahm and his Physician brother? Past the Rabbis and Jewish doctors in this country? ..Good luck.

There’s a reason Cranio-Rectal Head Decompation isn’t covered in this country.

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Same sump pump in the judicial system.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

there has always been a jewish mafia… IMO one reason the Dems are so close to modern israeli games and gambits, the old Jewish Irish Italian (JIIRISH!, as some call it) mobs in the cities that were aligned iwth the Democratic party.


Once Upon a Time in America
, etc… took an Italian to make the movie.

catnip - 23 July 2009

WTF is a “shnookie deal”?

9. marisacat - 23 July 2009

DOW breaks 9000!

I say the markets know there will be NO health care. And room for new crooks in Jersey.

What is not to like!?! I ask you…

10. catnip - 23 July 2009

There WAS a dkos wreck list diary about the NJ corruption arrests and it already seems to have slipped off the wreck list radar screen. Too many Dems involved, perhaps? tsk tsk

11. catnip - 23 July 2009

haha

UnF***ingbelievab
le: Harry Reid Delays HCR Vote FOR THE GOP!!

by I said GOOD DAY sir

703 comments (703 new)

That qualifies as “UnF***ingbelievable”?

12. BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

The Jersey Schlep.

{danced to the Hokey Pokey}

You vote THIS crook in
You Throw HIS Ass Out ….
.It’s the same schleps IN
whoever’s “in”, whoever’s “out..

Ya do the Votey Pokey …
and you kid yourself about
…That’s what it’s ALL About.

catnip - 23 July 2009

:lol:

13. mattes - 23 July 2009

Can’t remember who, but Madoff or one of those guys was involved with a non-profit jewish genetic matching organization.

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Ya gotta give up more that that mattes.

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Truth is, despite this charade of late, with commercialization in our For Profit / ALWAYS GONNA BE FOR PROFIT Healthsystem , Medical Records have long been easy pickings for all sorts of opportunists IN the system.

HIPPA is a JOKE. As is ALL “Reform” offered by career criminals and their retainers running, essentially, a gangster state. And The rank and file of both Parties are the timid souls who can’t bear to run the crooks out of their neighborhood. They offer tribute instead. Everyone else is just rying to survive. It’s a mess.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

ALWAYS GONNA BE FOR PROFIT

i agree….

14. marisacat - 23 July 2009

via moiv:

Democrats Aligned with Abortion-Rights Opponents Receive Money From Them

Published by Lindsay Renick Mayer on July 22, 2009 4:29 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Abortion-rights opponents have found allies in a group of lawmakers looking to make sure that federal funds don’t end up covering abortions as part of the health care reform legislation.

Although abortion-rights opponents have given Republicans 95 percent of their $6.9 million in campaign contributions since 1989, several Democrats are among those pushing for an abortion funding ban. Many of the Democrats involved have collected money from pro-life groups but not pro-choice organizations, the Center for Responsive Politics has found. …snip…

15. marisacat - 23 July 2009

I love strong, affirmative, unequivocal news reports…

Son of Bin Laden Is Killed in Pakistan, U.S. Says

By ERIC SCHMITT
Published: July 23, 2009

WASHINGTON — A son of Osama bin Laden was probably killed in the past few months in a missile strike in Pakistan, American officials said Thursday.

The son, Saad bin Laden, had spent years under Iranian house arrest but left under murky circumstances at the end of last year or earlier this year and had been operating inside Pakistan, American intelligence officials said.

“Preliminary indications point to his death, but it’s not 100 percent certain,” a United States counterterrorism official said on Thursday.

The official declined to identify his sources of information, but American intelligence officials in this kind of situation typically rely on communications intercepts, prisoner interrogations and statements on jihadist Web sites [so reliable! --- Mcat].

Without a body on which to conduct D.N.A. tests, it is difficult for American officials to be absolutely certain of a militant’s death. snipsnappy

But, we got one! One of something! And a whole lot of women and children! Too!

moiv - 23 July 2009

Is Osama’s son as important as the third-ranking member of Al Qaida? If so, we might have to kill him again, since we’ve gone back and killed that other dude half a dozen times.

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 July 2009

I wonder if they found him because he wandered too close to a wedding party.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

probably.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

obviously arab mothers give birth to sons in triplets and name them all the same.

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 July 2009

“Hi, my name is Mohammed, and this is my brother Ahmed, and my other brother Ahmed.”

/egyptian version of “Newhart”>

16. BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Daaaaamn. Like 15 Rabbis were picked up…
NJ.com isn’t sugar coating this one bit.

Picture after Picture of Orthodox picked up by the FBI.

There lede at the moment

Following the money: Millions of dollars were funneled through non-profit Jewish groups –

LOL – And One of the Dumb as stump Dem Hacks name? Cheatham.

No shit. …the Era of Cheatham and Madoff.
Who’s next ? Charlie Dupefucker?
Thornton Outright-Criminal?

17. catnip - 23 July 2009

mcat, if you haven’t seen this movie yet, get it from Netflix. I think you’d enjoy it. Grey Gardens.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

oh I loved Grey Gardens.. what a hoot!!

catnip - 23 July 2009

I didn’t see the original documentary so the story was all new to me. Fascinating.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

she moved on to NYC and had a whole life there as well, there should be some great stories online… after the movie came out, Jacqueline got some hell for letting them live in such desperate circumstances… I think she had the house repaired and some paint slapped on…

catnip - 23 July 2009

I’ll definitely see what else I can find. This is a movie about the making of that documentary – Jackie O’s intervention included.

catnip - 23 July 2009

Ben Bradlee bought the house. Interesting.

18. catnip - 23 July 2009

Another one wakes up and smells the coffee: No More Democratic Party For Me! by TexasMango

I’m sitting her[sic] pissed off, shocked and nearly in tears over what Harry Reid and the Blue Dog Demcrats are doing. I can’t believe they are going to let the GOP kill healthcare reform AGAIN! I can’t believe they are going to screw Obama and neuter his Presidency. I can’t believe they are destroying the prospects for a progressive era in American politics. I’m just stunned. Not that Reid is a pussy or that the Blue Dogs are DINO corporate whores. I knew that, but I just didn’t know how self destructive they were.

Get thee to therapy – if you can afford it.

19. BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Henh.
As the transparently corrupt Dems veritably implode in NJ-

Christie calls for resignations of all N.J. politicians charged with corruption
by Rudy Larini/The Star-Ledger
Thursday July 23, 2009, 3:40 PM

WEST NEW YORK — Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie called for the resignation all public officials involved in today’s sweeping corruption and international money laundering ….
::
…The majority of the public officials charged today were Hudson County Democrats, including Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith.

“Me too” whimpers Corzine.
?? Think it MIGHT have to do with one of HIS CABINET Honcho’s HOUSE getting raided this morning by the FBI?

Gov Jon Corzine also called for the resignation of all public officials involved in the arrests. Corzine asked for and received a resignation from Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Joe Doria after federal officials raided his Bayonne home and Trenton office. Doria was not among the 44 people charged.

Corzine. He so funny.

Corzine said he did not believe any other members of his administration were involved in the federal probe.

Think again, Jon.
NJDCA is Only HACK HEAVEN for Political Appointees. And but one Department of Many like it. Like all of them in Jersey.

All Hail Obama’s Resurrection of the Democratic Party in the Northeast! So now we move on to Republican shitheels.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

so… did they check the freezers? Cuz I think Jersey needs to take the Political Corruption Crown back from Illinois…AND perennial fav rave, Lousyana.

Jersey and the corrupt medico-politico-religio mobsters…

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

did they check the freezers?

You need to be more specific mcat!
Where? Here? Or ISRAEL? Or an Israeli Prison?
It could mean cash…or Human organs for sale!

No mere local road repair or street light put in courtesy of the Party Apparatus. They deal in everything. You like handbags? We got handbags.

Check this out. Especially the last graf..

The CW further purported that “[w]e make like, uh,
knock-off bags, you know, like, you know, Gucci, Prada, whatever.
It costs us twenty, thirty dollars. We sell ‘em for sixty,
seventy dollars to retailers. The same one your wife goes, buys
for two thousand dollars.”

You need a transplant??? We got organs.
We got you, uh, shall we say……”covered”?
From Israel

Defendant ROSENBAUM further
stated:

“You have to babysit him like a baby because he may have
a language problem, maybe not.” Defendant ROSENBAUM explained
the process of finding a donor in Israel and stated that “[t]here
are people over there hunting . . . One of the reasons it’s so
expensive is because you have to shmear (meaning pay various
individuals for their assistance) all the time.”
11. Defendant ROSENBAUM indicated that among those who
would need to be paid were the donor and the doctors in Israel
who would examine the donor, and further added that there would
be expenses incurred for preparing the Visa work and paying the
donor’s expenses while in the United States. Defendant ROSENBAUM
also indicated that he would accept cash as payment.

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009
marisacat - 23 July 2009

One of the reasons it’s so expensive is because you have to shmear (meaning pay various
individuals for their assistance) all the time.”

oh I am never ordering a bagel again with schmears.

Love how Israel was their back office for organs. And they have universal care too…

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

And plenty of Palestinians incarcerated…
Or available for HARVEST

Defendant ROSENBAUM explained
the process of finding a donor in Israel and stated that “[t]here
are people over there hunting .

Loathesome.

20. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 July 2009

Holy Vending Machine

I’m not sure what I like more, that you can get a miniature Bible or a set of Rosaries for 50¢, or that this is owned by a company called “Impulse Amusements”. You know, for when you find it impulsively amusing to have the blood of Christ wash away your sins.

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

What’s next?
A viable Sacred Heart plopping down the vending machine chute???
The Precious Blood in a coffee cup – mostly- since the shitty little cup never seems to quite sit upright in the damn machine????.

If the Catholics can keep the price low, in the 50¢ to a buck range,
they’ll drive EVERYBODY out of business.

catnip - 23 July 2009

in the 50¢ to a buck range,

Just half a gemora? lol

moiv - 23 July 2009

They should stock the machine with those cute little fetus models that Catholic protesters hand out to women in front of clinics. They’d be a perfect fit inside those little plastic eggs.

The models at the link are a hoot. They come in both White and Brown, depending on the color of the woman being targeted, even though 12-week fetuses of any race only come in pinky-red.

catnip - 23 July 2009

I could crochet them little outfits – fetus warmers. Now there’s an untapped market!

marisacat - 23 July 2009

booties and snoods!

moiv - 23 July 2009

Maybe with tiny little rosary lanyards?

There’s one protester who comes with larger-sized ones in “brown,” and one of my patients referred to him as “that man with the potatoes.”

CSTAR - 23 July 2009

An item for Museum of Jurassic Technology in LA, Maybe?

catnip - 24 July 2009

That place looks like fun!

21. BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

44- The Number of People in New Jersey on Official Corruption, Bribery, fraud , bid rigging, international money laundering and trafficking in human organs.

82 – The number of People arrested today on Federal charges
for POT CULTIVATION over the past 10 days in Fresno County.

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Whoops.
The “arrested today” goes with the corruption bust…

marisacat - 23 July 2009

oops… :oops: think th elink at “82″ failed… if you have the URL I will update the comment…

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009
BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Be careful out there in Cali.tho

LOL. from the article-

One hundred growers may still be on the loose, said Fresno County sheriff’s Lt. Rick Ko. Many may have gotten rides out of the area, but some could still be in the Sierra, Ko said.

Jeezis. They might break in set up a few plants in the living room.
Ya never know.
Here we only have to worry about the Orthodox trying to sell your liver

marisacat - 23 July 2009

oh but these gardens were backed by the MEXICAN mafia. Those swarthy killers South of the Border.

Geesh. Who knows… I’d say it clearly is open season in MJ growing land. Sometimes I wonder how long they will let Oaksterdam continue… it would be dumb to harrass it or shut it down, but we are dealing with DUMB.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

I see the Drug Czar came into the mouth of the whale. Or something.

The federal government is not going to pull back on its efforts to curtail marijuana farming operations, Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, said Wednesday in Fresno.

The nation’s drug czar, who viewed a foothill marijuana farm on U.S. Forest Service land with state and local officials earlier Wednesday, said the federal government will not support legalizing marijuana.

“Legalization is not in the president’s vocabulary, and it’s not in mine,” he said.

Kerlikowske said he can understand why legislators are talking about taxing marijuana cultivation to help cash-strapped government agencies in California. But the federal government views marijuana as a harmful and addictive drug, he said.

“Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit,” Kerlikowske said in downtown Fresno while discussing Operation SOS — Save Our Sierra – a multiagency effort to eradicate marijuana in eastern Fresno County.

..

Officials say the marijuana-eradication operation will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the exact amount won’t be known until agencies can add up staffing, vehicle and other costs.

In Operation SOS, more than 314,000 plants were uprooted in 70 gardens — numbers expected to rise as the enforcement action continues. Agents also seized $41,000 in cash, 26 firearms and three vehicles.

Planning for the operation began in February and focused on marijuana crops being backed by Mexican drug cartels, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said

Last year, Fresno County deputies seized 188,000 marijuana plants.

In just one week, nearly twice as many plants were seized, Mims said, “so you can imagine how many we were missing.”snipwhippy

well I laughed out loud. that is CHANGE

BooHooHooMan - 23 July 2009

Let me know tho how it’s goin tho
with the tokin’ epidemic out there.
You guys Need anything ? A lung? I can getcha a lung.
I know a guy.Matching Gucci Handbag? Totally kosher.

moiv - 23 July 2009

Will the Gucci handbag be matching the guy, or the lung? Not that I’m too picky, not if the price is right.

Thanks for today, BHHM. I’ve dropped by several times, just looking for your latest update. On this story, nobody could possibly provide ‘color commentary’ better than yours. :-)

22. CSTAR - 23 July 2009

This thread his hilarious.

Body parts. Car parts. Delphi. GM. Bailout.

moiv - 23 July 2009

Something for everyone, and just one more reason why Mcat runs the most polished mud wallow around.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

oh what a hoot!

moiv - 23 July 2009

Only giving credit where it’s due.

marisacat - 23 July 2009

.. thank you…

23. marisacat - 23 July 2009

gnu…

LINK

…………….. :roll: ……………..


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