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Spanish Ruling Party Politician Assassinated In Broad Daylight

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Until recently, it was mostly bankers that were the victims of a perplexing epidemic of untimely deaths, either at their own hand or the result of someone else's rage. Today that changed in Spain when hours ago a member of the ruling Partido Popular, and president of the council of Leon, Isabel Carraso, 59, was assassinated in broad daylight on a street in the center of the city of Leon. Her death was certified at 5:20 pm local time.

According to El Pais, eyewitnesses report that at about five in the afternoon, a woman shot Carrasco three times, on the Bernesga footbridge over the river at the health center of La Condesa. A man and a woman who were at that time walking along the river, heard five shots passed under the gateway. "We thought it was firecrackers," said the man to El Pais. The couple turned to the area of ??La Condesa nearest river and heard the sound of several ambulances and police cars. "We saw the body of a person lying face down with a woman standing next to her said."
El Pais adds that Police sources have indicated that they have arrested a woman for her alleged involvement in the murder of Isabel Carrasco. The Home Office points to the "personal vendetta" as the motive for the murder. As a result the PP party has suspended all campaign activities.

Judging by the market which is set to close at new all time highs, this latest assassination, be it for "vendetta" reasons or otherwise, is almost as bullish as the escalation of the second cold war over in Ukraine.


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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:10 | 4751283 RacerX
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"Personal vendetta". Yeah I'd say so.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:17 | 4751303 redpill
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At least no nailguns were involved!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:18 | 4751319 Pladizow
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Lets hope this starts a trend!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:21 | 4751329 Doña K
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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:28 | 4751345 Looney
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...At least no nailguns were involved!

Two nekkid chicks-nailgun-slingers shooting at each other with galvanized nails! Now, THAT I would pay to see! ;-)


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:38 | 4751357 Say What Again
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This should be good for another 12 points on ES by the end of the session.

This was an inside job.  This guy was 59 years old and just about ready to start drawing pension from the state, which they can not afford, so they hired one of the underemployed italian professionalals to take care of the problem.  This is part of the European Union in action.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:48 | 4751419 gmrpeabody
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Years ago, the poor slob would have light himself on fire. Now they are taking it out on somebody else..., we're making progress.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:00 | 4751469 TBT or not TBT
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Spain will revert to the autocratic kleptocracy it had been as recently as the 1970's, amongst the cultural ruins of two generations of catastrophic birth rates and live for the moment hedonism.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:13 | 4751514 max2205
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Gee who do you have to blow around here to stay alive? 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:43 | 4751642 SumTing Wong
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Vendetta, as in "V for Vendetta"? But no, this chick got caught...not very smart. You might have taken out more of them. And if you had a cool Guy Fawkes mask, you might attract a following...

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:34 | 4751894 SWRichmond
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It has been estimated that there were as many as 10,000 political murders during the interwar period in Germany.  You know, after the hyperinflation...

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:26 | 4752534 newdoobie
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Tom Donohue, you better watch out, some crazy will come for you!

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:12 | 4753822 tonyw
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The woman killed was killed by a woman who had recently been fired.


Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:33 | 4755334 Theosebes Goodfellow
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And the reason that she got shot was... THE BITCH HAD IT COMING!

The humorous, (if such things can be considered humorous), bit about this was that the shooter was family to a police inspector.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:32 | 4751362 Stoploss
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See that Harry?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:56 | 4751454 solgundy
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term limits rule

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:48 | 4751668 Kirk2NCC1701
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So, no parting shot from her?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:25 | 4751339 ShrNfr
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You nailed that comment.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:27 | 4751348 Winston Churchill
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In for a penny, in for a sixteen penny.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:27 | 4751350 Winston Churchill
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In for a penny, in for a sixteen penny.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:14 | 4751796 thethirdcoast
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The real question is - were any shitgums used?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:19 | 4751323 firstdivision
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If I were to guess, one of the two is "the other woman"

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:21 | 4751327 SHEEPFUKKER

Wait, they didn't try and claim this was a suicide? I'm confused. 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:37 | 4751388 Meat Hammer
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They'll say the victim hired the assassin to kill her because she didn't have the guts to pull the trigger herself.

See how easy that is?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:56 | 4751455 SHEEPFUKKER

You are so right. Too easy!!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:03 | 4751479 BigJim
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Mr. Hammer, I salute you.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:04 | 4751480 icanhasbailout
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This is why Hillary cleans up her loose ends.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:10 | 4752312 johnconnor
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she made a lot of enemies... at one point of time she had over 10 public positions (10 different paychecks coming from taxpayers) and she threated and insulted many others....

for those who speak Spanish, check this video, she won't be missed for sure...

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:14 | 4751295 Devotional
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Fire crackers? We europeans can't even distinguish real gunshots from firecrackers o_O

Firecrackers???? Really? 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:20 | 4751326 Pladizow
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Small caliber?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:04 | 4751746 Jethro
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Pretty common assumption actually.  Most people think small caliber gunfire is firecrackers.

Incoming has a very distinct sound. 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:15 | 4751302 CrashisOptimistic
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Personal vendetta was absolutely guaranteed the moment it was clear the victim was an elite.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:15 | 4751306 Quinvarius
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If Google is correct, she is not too bad for 59.  Most likely this was a catfight over a beefbone.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:17 | 4751313 Devotional
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In Portugal foreigners are called "beefs"

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:31 | 4751361 ShrNfr
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To each their own, I guess, but she does not appeal to me in the least:

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:35 | 4751373 Mi Naem
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Maybe if she took her dentures out first, like on "Yes Man". 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:40 | 4751401 knukles
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That's the protoplasm left after the soul has been removed.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:37 | 4751382 CharlieMike
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It is unfortunate that you cannot unsee some things.

My fault for clicking the link.  Won't happen again.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:38 | 4751395 Meat Hammer
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Feeling your pain, CM.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:50 | 4751432 Sabibaby
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Eye Bleach ->

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:55 | 4751448 sdmjake
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That eye bleach is fantastic. Thanks Sabibaby!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:07 | 4751487 BigJim
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She's very shapely. But if she's not careful she'll get RSI of her selfie finger.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:43 | 4751941 DutchR
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Ass ass inated



Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:56 | 4751450 Herd Redirectio...
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Oh me oh my.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:13 | 4751510 Frank N. Beans
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oh yeah!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:38 | 4751394 SmittyinLA
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way to wreck a fantasy dude

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:23 | 4751551 WTFx10
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Fuckin A! Rode hard and put away wet. Saggy is NOT hard on material.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:36 | 4751910 Wile-E-Coyote
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Hey anyone that ugly deserves to get shot.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:59 | 4751464 IndianaJohn
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By 53, all of the women have gone frigidaire.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:45 | 4751653 Colonel Klink
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And by not too bad you mean she's hideous and you just wanted to make us look?


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:11 | 4751784 Agent P
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I think your Google is broken. 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:15 | 4751307 Save_America1st
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sounds like may someone may have been screwing around with someone else's hubby or boyfriend, ay?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:38 | 4751921 Wile-E-Coyote
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Well he will be easy to find, man with guide dog; hunted.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:17 | 4751309 Kelley
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Ow!! That's gotta hurt!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:17 | 4751314 kdervin
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I've got problems in Chicago distinguishing between fireworks and gunshots too.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:18 | 4751317 NotApplicable
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Those are pretty much all gunshots.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:23 | 4751334 Big Corked Boots
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Welcome to 'Chiraq.'

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:18 | 4751315 q99x2
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When weapons of war and financial terrorism reach their limits oligarch will murder oligarch.

Thus Spake Q99X2


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:41 | 4751936 knukles
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It is spoken numerous times that they shall eat themselves

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:18 | 4751316 yogibear
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Anything causes the bots to bid stocks up.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:18 | 4751320 JJdog
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must be the weather


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:21 | 4751321 Dr. Engali
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I thought Spain had strict gun laws. WTF is up with that?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:25 | 4751338 Herd Redirectio...
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The footbridge has not been specifically designated a "Gun-Free Zone" yet.  The signs that will enforce the ban are in the mail.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:50 | 4751682 Kirk2NCC1701
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Maybe they used a 3D printer to make one?


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:19 | 4751324 Yen Cross
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 I wonder if the female assassin was a member of the Spanish space program?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:52 | 4751438 Sabibaby
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Was she wearing a diaper?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:22 | 4751331 ebworthen
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The shooter knew she was going to be walking over that bridge.

Perfect place to surprise someone and take them out without hitting bystanders.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:30 | 4751359 Personality Disorder
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And no chance for excape

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:24 | 4751396 kchrisc
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"Perfect place to surprise someone and take them out without hitting bystanders."

So we know it wasn't someone trained by the NYPD.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:22 | 4751547 cpzimmon
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Yes, a very thoughtful kill.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:39 | 4751621 falak pema
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It seems to be inspired by this incident on the bridge of Montereau :

It started a civil war in France...

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:26 | 4751344 Seasmoke
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Tick Tock Republicans. Tick Tock Democrats. 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:32 | 4751368 Mi Naem
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Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:35 | 4751374 ChanceIs
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Surprised no one has yet made the comparison to Archduke Ferdinand and Sophie.

Lot's of instability out there.  Pray for peace and prepare for the worst.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:35 | 4751375 SmittyinLA
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the bitch...... 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:35 | 4751379 Meat Hammer
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Why isn't ever, "Congresswoman Waters walking across the street" or "Senator McCain in his bathtub"?

Go west young man!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:38 | 4751393 Mi Naem
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"Senator McCain (having a freak accident while making toast) in his bathtub". 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:40 | 4751400 Meat Hammer
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Totally believable!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:34 | 4751599 Uncle Remus
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That m'fer IS a freak accident.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:00 | 4751700 Kirk2NCC1701
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That's why bathrooms now have GFCI switches in power outlets in bathrooms these days.  You need to run an extension chord from another room.

Did see an episode of "1,000 Ways to Die", where someone OD'd by having alcohol injected into their butt.  It turns out that it gets absorbed much faster into the blood stream via the rectum, than the "traditional" way.  Call it an Analy Injected Death Sentence.  Of course, if a villain tried to cover their tracks, they'd make sure that the target also drank a good amount of booze, to fool the coroner/ME.  Or is this "tradecraft" one is not supposed to post?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:52 | 4751983 DutchR
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Damn, think of the money Nicolas Cage could have saved leaving las vegas butt wise....

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:37 | 4751383 JustObserving
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If the murder did not look like a suicide, then it was not the CIA.  Thank you, Brennan, for sparing that Spanish politician - Ukraine has all your attention, I presume.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:37 | 4751384 kchrisc
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One down, a lot more to go.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:38 | 4751391 Global Hunter
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We came we saw she died mwahahahaha

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:55 | 4751446 Bastiat
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That line cannot be repeated too often.  I love telling democrats about that interview.  She's a female Cheney. 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:33 | 4751593 Uncle Remus
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She ran, she won, shit started.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:48 | 4751425 Personality Disorder
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"this latest assassination, be it for "vendetta" reasons or otherwise, is almost as bullish as the escalation of the second cold war over in Ukraine."

Could be a new arrow in the Feds quiver.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:52 | 4751437 Bastiat
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Five shots is cold.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:07 | 4751488 TrustWho
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She probable had a 5 shot revovler and emptied all five shots into her criminal cronyist politician. Was the last shot a head shot?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:53 | 4751442 dizzyfingers
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A trend?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:57 | 4751460 Josh Randall
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Wait - Weren't these the people that were singin "Here Comes the Sun" at the Spanish Unemployment offices awhile back? I guess the Unemployed can only be pacified by bad Beatles songs for so long....

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:30 | 4751580 Itchy and Scratchy
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That's what happens when u give the chicks the vote!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:41 | 4751625 zipit
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Need a website to track what this growing list.   A banker and politican deadpool, if you will.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:46 | 4751656 Notsobadwlad
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Sigh .... one cannot create good with evil acts.

... it makes one wonder about the real circumstances. Clearly the polce and media are not to be believed.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:47 | 4751669 Madcow
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A victory for feminism

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:54 | 4751698 22winmag
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Was it murder or self-defense?


Are thieves in the night to be feared less than bureaucrats in the daytime?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:09 | 4751766 Joe A
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Personal vendetta as in 'your policies led me to lose my house, job and pension'?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:32 | 4751886 americanspirit
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Sorry to go off-thread here, but I figure this is as good a thread as any to put forward my solution to the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.

These assholes want to exchange the girls they kidnapped for Boko Haram prisoners held by the government. OK. So just infect those prisoners with the Ebola virus prior to dropping them off in the middle of the Boko Haram camps and sit back and wait for nature to take its course.

This even has palusible deniability. Hey - there's an epidemic in the region. Too fucking bad. Enjoy those 72 virgins in heaven boys.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:45 | 4751953 Joe A
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Yeah, a bit of OT but what the heck. You'd need to make sure that they don't pull the same trick. Hopefully they don't read ZH.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:11 | 4752857 prymythirdeye
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Purely a distraction...Move along

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:42 | 4751938 SmittyinLA
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Ah. Kirk...


Out heere in West Hollywoood, the social trend for the trendy sometimes calls for a wine enema.  It's a rellly big rush.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:56 | 4751999 RealityCheque
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Come on Enda Kenny, come on Enda Kenny.....

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:53 | 4752247 Joe A
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The daughter of the woman who shot the politician worked for the provincial council but was recently fired. Her father is a police chief somewhere.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:40 | 4754672 Starkiller
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The media is working hard covering this thing, but by the pipeline thing looks a bit more weird:


The dead woman had an affair with the husband of the killer (a cop). Is supected that the killer knew it, but, as their daughter had a good work, and the start of a political career inside the same party, she didn't say a word. 


But, some years ago, the affair ended, and the dead woman fired the daughter of the cop and the killer, with a vegeance, and frustrate the political ambitions of the daughter. The daughter received a good indemnization (yeah, in spain people get money for unlawful firing), but after a few years in the tribunals, she had to return it, and lost their house.

The last part of the procedings was a few days ago. The daughter was condemned to return 12K€, that she didn't had, in a very vengeful way.


So, looks like this had a bit of love affair gone bad, jealously, and political vendetta. 

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:16 | 4752516 hangemhigh77
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First news of a cop shot dead in Texas and now this. This is turning out to be a great day.  Three's a charm, here's hoping some bankster falls on a nailgun before midnight.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:31 | 4754630 Starkiller
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What's funny in all this; the old lady that made the shooting was a hell of a shot. One bullet, twelve vacances in goverment. 


Hell, ten like her, and the unocuppied problem in Spain is solved.


Well... all problems would be solved that way, really.

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