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PukiPirate

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  1. Sam beat me to it, I agree Gordon is probably pissed because he didn't get a cut of the payoff for the lease.....
  2. Terrorists who beheaded captive in Philippines may have targeted Manny Pacquiao Published April 27, 2016 Manny Pacquiao. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed for the beheading of a Canadian hostage. President Benigno Aquino III said the Muslim militants also wanted to explode bombs in metropolitan Manila to try to get funding from the Islamic State group but the plans were uncovered and troops have reduced the Abu Sayyaf's ability to inflict harm. Aquino, whose six-year term ends in June, vowed "to devote all my energies" to ensure that the extremists would be "at the very least ... a very seriously degraded problem" for his successor. While he has forged a peace pact with a larger Muslim rebel group, Aquino said there is no possibility of engaging in talks with the brutal Abu Sayyaf, which is accused of beheading Canadian John Ridsdel on Monday in southern Sulu province. "We have always believed in the power of dialogue, development and positive engagement over arms," Aquino said. But he said of the Abu Sayyaf, "You have chosen only the language of force and we will speak to you only in that language." Ridsdel, 68, was beheaded after the Abu Sayyaf did not receive a large ransom it had demanded by a Monday deadline. A fellow Canadian, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman who were kidnapped with Ridsdel from a southern marina in September are still being held by the militants, along with about 20 other foreign hostages. Police have recovered Ridsdel's head, which was dumped by the militants in Sulu's Jolo town. A headless body of a Caucasian man was also found by villagers in a mountain clearing in Sulu and police forensic experts were checking Wednesday if it was that of the former mining executive. Aquino said he sent a letter expressing condolences to Ridsdel's family, describing his death as appalling. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he spoke with Aquino about possible actions against the kidnappers. "The discussions I had with President Aquino and are continuing to have with our allies in the Philippines is the need to bring these criminals to justice and to do whatever we can to express that we are very concerned about security of Canadians," Trudeau said. The Canadian leader stressed that "we will not pay a ransom." A sizeable Abu Sayyaf force, led by militant commander Radulan Sahiron, is surrounding the remaining captives, Aquino said. While that is a delicate situation, "it is also an opportunity because smashing these forces is within our grasp," he said. "Casualties are to be expected," he said, but he added that troops were adequately trained and well-armed. Aquino said the Abu Sayyaf militants have posed as Islamic freedom fighters, but "have behaved as criminals focused on enriching themselves by taking hostages for ransom." "They allegedly even hatched plots to kidnap Manny Pacquiao or one of his children, as well as my sister Kris or one of her children, with the plan to use them in bargaining for the release of their cohorts," he said, referring to his younger sister, who is a famous actress.
  3. Go Trump! Oops sorry, getting carried away again......wrong election.
  4. Instant prostate massage....... :scared shocked[1]:
  5. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -- A new law passed in France that makes it an offense to pay for sex and moves the punishment from prostitutes to clients, has been hailed as revolutionary by activists who hope it will help stamp out sex trafficking. Under the law, passed on Wednesday, those who pay for sex will face fines of up to 1,500 euros ($1,700) for the first offense, and up to 3,750 Euros ($4,300) for subsequent offenses. They may also have to attend a prostitution awareness course. See more of the protests in France in the gallery below: SEE PHOTOS7 PHOTOS France follows Northern Ireland, Canada, Sweden, Norway and Iceland in introducing laws designed to punish the client without criminalizing those who have been driven into prostitution. "That's a revolution in France because they've been criminalized for the last 76 years," Gregoire Thery, secretary general of the French non-profit Mouvement du Nid, which works with men and women in prostitution, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Thursday. There are between 30,000 and 37,000 sex workers in France, according to the Central Office for the Suppression of Trafficking of Human Beings. SPREAD THE WORD There are between 30,000 and 37,000 sex workers in France. Nearly 85 percent of them are victims of human trafficking, mainly from Bulgaria, Romania, Nigeria, Cameroon and China, Thery said by phone from France. He said shifting the criminal charge from victim to the client would make France less attractive for pimps and traffickers. "If we really want to tackle trafficking of human beings we have to attack the profitability of the market, and the market is financed only by the money that the buyers spend."GREGOIRE THERY, MOUVEMENT DU NID "There is not a single state in the world that can argue that (it) is making a real effort to fight against trafficking of human beings if the demand is not tackled." Many sex workers do not have the right to work in France. The new law paves the way for those who want to leave prostitution to receive residence permits and financial support. ($1 = 0.8785 euros)
  6. The meat should most likely be from Australia. I'd like to try it out, thanks tomcat.
  7. Hopefully the Mexican District Attorney declined to file charges against the father. Personally, I find it incredible that the father was arrested at all.
  8. https://www.facebook...067297/?fref=nf
  9. I agree. The oil that is produced for medical purposes has been extremely effective with children suffering seizures. The chemical (THC) that makes one get "high" is removed and does not make the child get stoned, the oil just controls their seizures. I have to agree with the parents of these kids that it is a real God send medicine.
  10. Thanks for this info Tomcat, I'll go check it out on my next trip. It seems strange to me that Imelda Marcos still has a celebrity type of lifestyle considering the Marcos dictatorship.
  11. Kinda reminds me of that movie "Westworld." I always liked the idea of going on a vacation like that.....
  12. Buy up the closed businesses outside the airport quick! Future bar sites......
  13. It never ceases to amaze me that so many of these guys in positions of authority are corrupt.
  14. That whole Iran "deal" is a crock of Sh*t. Iran is still going to secretly try to develop nukes. The Billions of taxpayer dollars Obama gives them will continue to fund Iran's sponsorship of terrorists. It's really outrageous.....
  15. Iran needs to be bitch-slapped,,,,,hard.
  16. I loved the true story of the burglar who accidentally dropped his wallet in the victims home.....You just can't make this stuff up!
  17. The typical, uneducated intoxicated doing dangerous and stupid things.....shame.
  18. I've been there a few times and always felt some of those rides were accidents just waiting to happen. This doesn't surprise me, I'm just glad none of the kids were hurt.
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