22-02-2015, 10:35 AM
When everyone lives in
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22-02-2015, 10:35 AM
When everyone lives in
22-02-2015, 11:57 AM
Deputy retires over Wyoming sheriff's ban on Western attire
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — The new sheriff of a Wyoming county has banned his deputies from wearing cowboy hats and cowboy boots, a change that led one longtime deputy to retire rather than give up his Western attire.
Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell imposed the new dress code in the western Wyoming county that includes Pinedale, which True West magazine recently named a true Western town.
Haskell is requiring deputies to wear black trousers, a tan shirt, black boots and a black ball cap, saying the change is for safety and uniformity.
"I'm very much for the Western way of life and the look. And that's the way I dress," Haskell told the Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1AiSeFE ). "However, for a professional outfit ... I like everybody to look the same. We are one team unified in one purpose. That is to do our job."
Haskell, 53, who has worked in law enforcement for three years, also argues that cowboy boots are slippery on ice and cowboy hats can blow away in Wyoming's blustery wind.
The change led Deputy Gene Bryson to retire last Friday after 28 years with the department and about 40 years total in law enforcement. His uniform included a brown cowboy hat, brown cowboy boots and a leather vest in the summer or a wool vest in the winter.
The uniform change is "kind of the reason why I retired," Bryson told the newspaper. "I am not going to change. I've been here for 40-odd years in the sheriff's office, and I'm not going to go out and buy combat boots and throw my vest and hat away and say, 'This is the new me.' "
Bryson was born and raised on a ranch in Montana and has worked on ranches in Colorado and Wyoming. He went into law enforcement in 1974.
"And I've had a cowboy hat on since 19 — I don't know," Bryson said. "That's what looks good to me in the sheriff's department. It's Western. It's Wyoming."
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com
22-02-2015, 12:43 PM
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a tenant who liked to pee standing up doesn't owe his landlord money for damages apparently caused by splashing, or missing his target altogether.
The Duesseldorf administrative court rejected the landlord's claim of 1,900 euros ($2,200) for alleged damage to the bathroom's marble floor, the dpa news agency reported Thursday.
While accepting expert testimony that urine had damaged the marble, Judge Stefan Hank ruled the man's method was within cultural norms, saying that "despite the increasing domestication of men in this context, urinating standing up is still common practice."
Hank said further that the tenant could have expected "regular conflicts" with those he lived with — but not that the bathroom's marble floor would be damaged.
06-03-2015, 08:20 PM
Pig in Australia Steals 18 Beers from Campers, Gets Drunk, Fights Cow
Forget crocodiles and snakes, the real animal threat in Australia is wild pigs. At least if you’re camping.
At a campground in Western Australia over the weekend, a feral pig guzzled down 18 beers that had been left out improperly secured. And just like anyone 18 beers in at a rural dive bar, the pig got big-headed and decided to start a fight with a cow, resulting in the cow chasing the pig around a car.
“In the middle of the night these people camping opposite us heard a noise, so they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was, scrunching away at their cans,” said a visitor.
The pig was later reported sleeping his hangover (and shame of trying to take down a cow?) off under a tree.
While feral pigs are considered an invasive pest in many parts of the country, it’s also a reminder to keep food and drink secured when camping. Just imagine if it had been a drunk kangaroo.
06-03-2015, 08:25 PM
That's a bit of an old story... a few weeks after that someone ran it over.
06-03-2015, 08:32 PM
Penn & Teller used to run a BBS called MOFO Ex Machina.
Connecticut man calls 911 after cat attack
Police in Connecticut say a man called 911 to report that his cat attacked him and was being so aggressive that he and his wife couldn't get back into their home for nearly four hours.
Mohammed Lokman called Stamford police just after 1:30 am Wednesday (local time). He said the nearly 8-pound cat attacked his leg and bit him late Tuesday night.
Lokman and his wife then went outside. He told a dispatcher that when they tried to get back in, the cat was waiting behind the door in an aggressive manner. The couple ended up sitting in their car for a while.
The couple was able to get back inside after the 911 call. Police advised them to stay away from the cat the rest of the night.
The audio is here:
06-06-2015, 12:11 PM
06-06-2015, 12:19 PM
Echos of this one:
Just love the transcript! Rowwwwr!