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Post time 2018-8-11 22:27:59 |Display all floors
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Plane stolen by 'suicidal' employee crashes

An empty Horizon Air passenger plane has crashed after it was stolen by a ground employee from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night, according to local authorities and a senior federal aviation source.

The plane, a Bombardier Dash 8 - Q400, has the capability to hold about 75 passengers and is used for short travel in the West.

North American Aerospace Defense Command launched fighter jets to intercept the aircraft, which was steered away from Seattle and Tacoma by air traffic control, on its hour-long flight, according to the source. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said the two F-15s were not involved in the crash.

The plane took off without authorization around 8 p.m. local time and crashed on Ketron Island, which is southwest of Tacoma, in south Puget Sound. The small island has only about 20 year-round residents.

The individual who stole the plane, a 29 year-old man from Pierce County, died in the crash, according to the the sheriff's department, which described him as "suicidal." Horizon Air COO Constance von Muehlen confirmed the man was an employee of the airline carrier.

The sheriff said this was not a terrorist incident.

"Most terrorists don't do loops over the water," said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor. "This might have been a joyride gone terribly wrong."


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Well, at least he went out doing what he liked best.


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Post time 2018-8-12 14:14:52 |Display all floors
U.S. swimmers claim golds, then lose them for swimming relay out of order

The United States swimming foursome of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Zach Apple and Nathan Adrian thought they had broken a record Saturday at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. They had swam the men’s 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:11.67, the fastest-ever time at the quadrennial meet.

They thought they had claimed golds, and celebrated accordingly. They stood atop the podium. They savored the medal ceremony.

By the end of the night, however, they were without medals altogether.

The Americans were disqualified for swimming out of order, a mistake that appears to have been the result of a coaching error.

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Post time 2018-8-12 23:14:31 |Display all floors
Two pit bulls attacked and killed a 66-year-old woman

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. -

Two pit bulls attacked and killed a 66-year-old woman while she was taking a walk in a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County, authorities said.

The woman did not return home from her walk Thursday so her husband and neighbors searched the area.
They couldn’t find her and called 911.

Deputies and emergency personnel discovered her body along an unused road.
It appeared she was attacked by dogs and authorities later located them in the neighborhood.
The pit bulls were placed into quarantine and the dogs’ owner is cooperating with authorities.

The district attorney’s office is reviewing the case.
The name of the victim has not been released.
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Pit bulls kill more people in the USA than all other breeds combined. That's a fact.






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Post time 2018-8-14 11:07:42 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2018-8-12 23:14
Two pit bulls attacked and killed a 66-year-old woman

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. -

You're correct,
Pit bull are more likely to bite people than any other breed of dog.
Reports from cities across the U.S. show that pit bulls have consistently bitten people at least twice as much as the next highest type of dog...
  Pit bulls not only have the highest bite numbers on their own, but compared with the total numbers of dogs registered for each breed, they have disproportionately higher percentages of attacks. With an increase in pit bull attacks of 830% in the past 7 years, pit bulls are one of the biggest public safety issues in America today.
   
  With 645 total disfigurements, something should be done about it...

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Post time 2018-8-14 11:30:03 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2018-8-13 19:07
You're correct,
Pit bull are more likely to bite people than any other breed of dog.
Reports from  ...

They are bred for fighting and killing.
The people who defend pit bulls always say "it's the owners".
If that were the case then if you swapped owners of all Bichon Frise with owners of all pit bulls
then suddenly Bichon Frise would be responsible for more deaths of people than all other breeds combined.
I seriously doubt that would be the case.
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Post time 2018-8-14 11:52:56 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2018-8-14 11:30
They are bred for fighting and killing.
The people who defend pit bulls always say "it's the owner ...

China is getting better;  
    Ji'nan,  Shandong Province  manages dogs with mobile phone app, penalty point system for owners.
An electronic chip about a third of the size of a rice grain would be implanted in the animals' necks for first-time dog license applicants...
   Ji'nan police captures around 1,000 stray dogs each year, and had issued licenses to 101, 681 dogs by the end of May...
In the past several months, many cases of dog bite have been reported from across China. A suspected stray bit eight persons in a residential compound in Beijing this May, including a 5-year-old boy whose face was mauled, the Beijing Youth Daily reported...
  Some cities including Beijing, Qingdao in Shandong Province and Bozhou in East China's Anhui Province plan to learn from Ji'nan's experience.

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1108459.shtml

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Post time 2018-8-14 16:07:06 |Display all floors
Venezuela's PDVSA to Conduct All Transactions in Petro

Venezuela's president has said its subsidised fuel prices should rise, to stop smugglers cheating the country out of millions of dollars.

"Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean," Nicolás Maduro said in a televised address.
     Like many oil producing nations, Venezuela offers its citizens heavily subsidised petrol.  Smugglers can then line their pockets reselling the oil in nearby countries.

  "All PDVSA operations will be conducted in Petro, this is a fundamental change to the country's monetary system," Maduro said. According to the president, both petro and bolivar will be in circulation starting August 20, and petro will be pegged to bolivar. "The central bank will start publishing the official figures for bolivar-to-petro exchange rate," Maduro said.
        The president added that August 20 would be a day off for the Venezuelans when Venezuela will lop five zeroes off the refurbished bolivar and also link it to the country's Petro cryptocurrency...

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