Friday, June 27, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning, Delaware County!

While watching the fallout from the Supreme Court ruling on guns Wednesday, I sat here amazed. Do we really need to hoard a bunch of guns in our homes? Sure, if the Russians are coming through Alaska maybe, but really? A lot of people like to say: 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people.'
My answer is: 'People with guns kill a lot more people than pictures of guns in a book.'
It's going to be a debate that's never going to die, unless it's shot down by another ruling.

Another interesting case came to light this morning when a Washington woman was sentenced for helping the so-called 'Nigerian e-mail scam.'
According to the story: Edna Fiedler pleaded guilty in March to attempting to defraud U.S. citizens in a scheme known as a Nigerian check scam.
Fiedler helped her accomplices in Nigeria send fake checks to people who had agreed to cash the checks on behalf of the sender, keeping some of the proceeds and sending the rest back.
Of course, when the bank found out the checks were fakes, the unsuspecting dupe was caught holding the bag.
According to the story, Fiedler had sent out checks totaling $609,000. Authorities also found fake checks totaling $1.1 million in her home.
She gets two years in prison.
Here's a better punishment: Make Fiedler go in person to everyone she smoked and explain herself. Then, make her clean their place, mow the lawn, whatever. Instead of sitting in jail, work the money off.

Then there's this from the Asbury Park-Press: BARNEGAT — A report of a ninja sighting in the woods near the Robert L. Horbelt elementary School prompted a brief lockdown of the township's public schools before
authorities realized the suspect in question was actually a camp counselor heading toward a costume party.
Shortly after 9 a.m., police received a call from a librarian at the local Ocean
County Library branch on Burr Street reporting that a man dressed as a ninja, carrying a large sword, was running through the woods, Lt. Patrick Shaffery said. Police than initiated a lock-down of the five schools as a precaution, police said.

Yes, we've officially entered it:

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