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Conan O’Brien Stalked by Priest

This begs the question:AA Who stalks a giant seven foot ginger?AA This dude could probably brutalize the average ninja barehanded.AA Only a priest.AA It MUST be Boston.


NEW YORK - A priest has been arrested on charges of stalking late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien by writing him threatening notes on parish letterhead, contacting his parents and showing up at his studio, prosecutors said Wednesday.

"I want a public confession before I ever consider giving you absolution _ or a spot on your couch," wrote the Rev. David Ajemian, who signed the notes "Padre," said Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

Ajemian, from the Archdiocese of Boston, was arrested last week while trying to enter a taping session of NBC’s "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, near where other NBC shows are taped and the famous Christmas tree is put up, Thompson said.

Court papers say Ajemian referred to himself as "your priest stalker" in one note and complained of not being allowed in to see an earlier taping of the O’Brien show. [link]

My Ninja, Please!AA This dude needs to find Jesus.


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Posted: November 8th, 2007
at 1:57pm by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,celebrity,crime

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ENDGAME - Blueprint for Global Enslavement

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Posted: November 5th, 2007
at 3:46am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: youtube,life,crime,film,mnp is for the children,politricks,weaponry,boredom killer

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Locked Up With Green Chemistry

From our green site @ green.mnp


Inmates at San Quentin State Prison, outside of San Francisco, are some of the few in the country with access to higher education learning. Thanks to the Prison University Program, which relies on financial support from donors and volunteer teachers, prisoners can take classes in a range of classes, including Environmental Science, Biology, Calculus and, recently, Chemistry. The cover story for October 22’s Chemical & Engineering News is all about the chemistry class being taught this year, and some of the inmates who are taking it. Several of the inmates taking the chemistry class show particular interest in environmental issues:

San Quentin State Prison inmate Michael Gallardo is a heavy-set but soft-spoken man who has a bachelor’s degree in business from the Philippines. He says the class has made him aware of his role in protecting the environment. Before the class, he says, he had wanted to get a Hummer after leaving prison. Now, he says, he’d rather get a hybrid because it’s better for the environment.


Inmate Rodney Scott is easygoing and talks in a manner that conveys a sense of lightheartedness. He is also taking chemistry for the first time and says he wants to start a business in toxic waste cleanup after he leaves San Quentin. He used to clean up toxic waste on the street, he says. "Now, with my chemical background, I have a better understanding than I had before. Now, I’ll know how to neutralize things and understand how it happens."


It is maddening to know that, even though prisoners with access to education are less likely to return to prison once they are released, there are less than TEN prisons in the US with higher education programs:

Studies show that prisoners who participate in educational programming are at a lower risk of relapsing into crime after being released from prison. A 2001 study conducted by the Correctional Education Association, for instance, reported that prisoners who participated in correctional education were 29% less likely to be incarcerated again than prisoners who did not participate in such programming.

In the late 1980s, the number of higher education programs in U.S. prisons soared to 350. Many prisoners enrolled in these programs were eligible for Federal Pell Grantsa€"which are typically given to low-income undergraduate studentsa€"to help pay their tuition fees. In 1994, however, the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act banned the distribution of Pell Grants for inmate higher education. Consequently, the number of prison higher education programs dropped to fewer than 10 by 1996.

Also maddening is this kind of ignorance:

"Chemistry sounds scary to prison administrators," Lewen says, explaining that officials are concerned that inmates could learn how to make illegal drugs or explosives. "But a lot of the obstacles that you run into are people’s imaginations," she adds.

Especially when inmates are just as likely as the rest of us to realize how interesting and practical chemistry can be, once they get into it. Take Scott, for example:

Scott says he gets together with his classmates during recreation time to study. "I’m finding out that I’m a nerd, and I’m proud of it," he says. "There are a lot of guys here that feel this way."

For some more crazy stats on the US prison system, check out this interactive prison report from Mother Jones.


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Posted: November 1st, 2007
at 7:41am by Black Ock

Categories: crime,green,science

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TV-LINKS.CO.UK shut down (yet again)

Seasoned fans may know that this site has been shutdown before… but it just got shutdown again, and its owner raided and arrested:

Probably the most popular video streaming site around has been busted by UK authorities.

It’s a sad day for streaming video fans everywhere as news has been reported that TVLinks has been shut down and the owner, a 26yo man from Chelteham in the UK, was arrested.

Though not hosting an actual content himself, and rather merely providing links to where particular titles can be found, he was nonetheless apparently charged for the "facilitation" of copyright infringement.

"Sites such as TV Links contribute to and profit from copyright infringement by identifying, posting, organizing, and indexing links to infringing content found on the internet that users can then view on demand by visiting these illegal sites," said a spokesman for Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) today.

What makes the charges so odd is that he was again, only providing LINKS to pirated content, and never actually hosted anything. Can linking really be considered "facilitation?" If I link to TVLinks am I then a co-conspirator?

Here’s the TVLinks disclaimer:

TV Links is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages.

TV Links does not host any content on our Servers

All video links point to content hosted on third party webites. Users who upload to these websites agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. TV Links does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites.

The notion of making linking a crime is ridiculous and completely out of line. How would anybody be able to discuss controversial sites or content if they first had to ensure the legality of the destination? Would we have to make it so that links were simply spelled out and not HTML capable( vs TVLinks)? Maybe this is the answer because I think then it could fall under the category of speech. Furthermore, it really shows that Google is getting away with bloody murder via sites like YouTube and Google Video.

FACT goes on to revisit the same old diatribe about how piracy is stealing food from form the tables of people who work in the film industry, but with guys like Brad Pitt reportedly getting $20million bucks to make trash like "Babel" who’s really robbing who? Couldn’t Pitt be paid a little less, say $15 million, and leave that other 5 for the "starving" film crew? I guess not

"The theft and distribution of films harms the livelihoods of those working in the UK film industry and in ancillary industries, as well as damaging the economy," said FACT’s director general Kieron Sharp.

What’s even more surprising is that the move was part of an overall strategy to crack down on piracy, though all it does is target a middleman who tells you where to go. More importantly, will its demise really compel people to find content legally or to suddenly run down to their local cinema? I think not, and all it means, as is usually the case with piracy, is that people will just go elsewhere.

Either way R.I.P. TVLinks, it was nice while it lasted. Maybe once again we have a case where Sweden’s the only answer. [via]

Here’s what some of the intelligent bloggers have to say:

This is just stupid. Earlier said, paying $30 just to get in the freakina€™ door is ridiculous - so is paying $20 dollars for a DVD. I have a Netflix account, and thata€™s great for old movies and some new ones, but I must say it is easier and far more practical to view it online for free.

The foundation of the US is freedom - well, ita€™s bullshit like DCMA and the MPAA that are contributing to the fall of democracy as we know it - Comcast, a very popular ISP in the US was found a€favoringa€™ upload and download speeds for certain websites.

The Internet is nothing but numbers and wiring, and was developed for the fast and efficient sharing of files (P2P anyone?) among professors. It has now grown to one of the leading industries of our day, and Ia€™m damn proud to be in on it. But every time I set up a new site, for example a Halo based browser game - Microsoft just beefed up their copyright rules, and I have to post a whole paragraph in every footer, and as a designer makes me want to stop designing period. Ia€™m only 15, and yet they have loopholes to send me to federal prison for not following copyright law.

And thata€™s my 2 Cents worth.

annnnd…. the not so intelligent:

man this sucks, godamn right wing conservative butt pirates first they decide to make our beloved magic mushrooms illegal now they want to shut down a harmless site like tv links, our freedom is at stake!!! [both via]

it’s all the same though, right? Show some solidarity my ninjas and start your own tv-links!

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Posted: October 22nd, 2007
at 2:38am by Black Ock

Categories: computers,crime,not ninja-worthy,real life news

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T.I. Pulls a Blues Traveler

…And you thought these gats were crazy, check out these:




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The question is, what does TI need with all these guns? It’s kind of sad that rap on a mainstream level has devolved so much into some sort of real-life professional wrestling pay-per-view show.

According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice and other reports surfacing late yesterday (October 13th), T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) was arrested on the corner of North Avenue and Piedmont Road in Midtown Atlanta (in the parking lot of a Walgreens) yesterday at around 2:30 p.m. after he allegedly purchased three machine guns and two silencers a€" the meeting was recorded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

T.I. has since been informally charged with one federal felony count of possession of unregistered machine guns (and silencers) and two federal felony counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon. He is currently being held in federal custody and will make his initial appearance in the United States Courthouse in Atlanta tomorrow (October 15th). [via]

wow… I’ll tell ya what: TI and that blues traveler cat oughta start a militia, "Crabified Musicians."

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Posted: October 18th, 2007
at 8:39am by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,music,celebrity,crime,weaponry,fo' real?,real life news

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Quote of the Day


"I tend to watch a little TV… Court TV, once in a while. Some of the cases I get interested in." - O. J. Simpson [via]

They took his rings, they took his Rolex…

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Posted: October 17th, 2007
at 1:35am by Black Ock

Categories: celebrity,crime,too good to be true,fo' real?,quote of the day

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Patriots Scandal Widens

Startling Revelations from The Smoking GunAA

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Posted: October 4th, 2007
at 12:54pm by black octagons

Categories: crime,too good to be true,real life news

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MTV Cribs: Scarface

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it did appear that they were dressed like ninjas

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Two female ninjas (bka Kunoichi) recently infiltrated a Pennsylvania gas station, escaping unscathed with a garbage bag full of cigarettes and lottery tickets…

read the full coverage here

This is not part of design tuesday, but it’s so relative to the times.

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 12:34pm by trizlam

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,youtube,crime,weaponry,fo' real?,real life news

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