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I think in the end we will all be ashes in space floating aimlessly .


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Xbox 360 has been banned from Germany for over a month.

Update: A Microsoft representative stated, "the full Commission will rule on this in August, and until that time, nothing will change." As such, IGN received the following statement, which is identical to the original comment from last month:
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Ouch, that's a hit, and a half. They will loose millions, and millions .
The worst is people wont get new games for the system most likely, and stuck with obsolescence.
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This guy is a real winner. His deceased mother must be rolling in her grave. :angry:

The wig wasn't enough: Man gets 13 years for posing as dead mom

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Perhaps it was the hands -- too big for the apparently frail woman in the poofy blonde wig. Perhaps it was the dubious expression on the face of the temporary home health aid. But the video that was supposed to help Thomas Parkin prove his elderly mother was alive only sent a Brooklyn, N.Y., jury into giggles, and Parkin now faces at least 13 years in prison for donning the strange disguise in a scheme to reap his dead mom's riches.

If he gets out after serving the minimum of 13-2/3 to 41 years handed down Monday, Parkin, 51, still will be younger than the mother, Irene Prusik, whom he posed as for six years. A judge announced the punishment two weeks after a jury convicted Parkin of grand larceny and mortgage fraud that allegedly began in 2003.

That's when Prusik, who was 73, died, leaving behind a brownstone in the upscale Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope that was valued at about $2.2 million. Prosecutors said Parkin could not afford to maintain payments on the building, so he came up with the plan to dress as his mother, convince others she was still alive and begin cashing her Social Security checks and laying claim to the building.

A codefendant, Mhilton Rimolo, 49, who pretended to be a relative, was arrested in 2010 and charged with grand larceny. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Parkin never denied dressing as his mother, but he insisted he was doing nothing wrong by living life as a seventysomething woman with a walker, oversized dark glasses and a bad wig. Prosecutors, though, showed jurors videos and photographs that they said proved Parkin was hiding behind his disguise to renew his mother's driver's license; cash tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security and other checks; and doctor her death certificate. Rimolo appears in some of the videos, standing alongside the person prosecutors identified as Parkin.

Investigators had been suspicious of Parkin for a while but got their big break in March 2009 when he and Rimolo walked into the Brooklyn district attorney's office to claim that the new owners of mother's home -- which had fallen into foreclosure -- were there illegally. They claimed Prusik was still alive and wanted to sue.

"To the investigators' surprise, Rimolo and Parkin agreed to arrange a meeting with Prusik at the home," according to a statement from the DA's office issued after the May 3 conviction. "When investigators arrived, they found Parkin dressed as his ... mother, wearing a red cardigan, lipstick, manicured nails and breathing through an oxygen tank."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nati ... 7899.story
According to prosecutors, Parkin got off relatively easy. He could have received up to 83 years in prison.
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I just wonder how many do get away with that stuff, and if he has before.
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What a scumbag. :angry:
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I wonder if someone remembered to yell "Fore!!". :think:

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Washington (CNN) -- The FAA is investigating what caused a private jet to lose its door as it flew over a Florida golf course.

The Canadair CL600 jet was traveling from Opa-Locka to Pompano Beach, Florida, on Wednesday when it was diverted and landed safely at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.

"An airport vehicle met the aircraft as it exited the runway and escorted it to Bombardier Aviation (a maintenance facility on the airport) where it was discovered that the main cabin door was missing," she said.

Air traffic control audio recorded by LiveATC.net captured controllers ordering takeoffs on runway 9L so it could be inspected.

"Before your next arrival or departure, I need to do a runway inspection. I just had an aircraft (that) lost a door. Want to make sure nothing is on the runway," a ramp controller radioed the control tower.

The door, with retractable boarding stairs attached, crashed through trees, bouncing onto a golf course near Hallandale Beach, according to CNN affiliate WSVN, which shot video of it being removed by a tow truck.

The golf course was closed at the time.

The aircraft was assigned the unique identifying number, often called a tail number, N207JB. The same number had been assigned to another aircraft before it crashed in 2009, according to National Transportation Safety Board records.
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Glad it was there instead a house, or worse a school, or daycare.
Someone must have not latched it closed, and maybe it sheered off .
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It's funny how I never see gas prices drop 7 cents overnight. :angry:


Gas pains: prices hit $1.49/litre across the Lower Mainland

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Gas prices in the Lower Mainland rocketed up 7 cents overnight, hitting a high of $1.49.9 a litre.

Drivers were shocked to see the price this morning, almost a week after the May long weekend when prices traditionally peak.

In Toronto, prices were actually forecasted to go down today, to $1.27.8 a litre.

Roger McKnight, Senior Petroleum Advisor at En-Pro International in Toronto says he
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Ouch, that's rough, here it's $3.59 a gallon last I saw it yesterday.
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Blue Frost wrote:Ouch, that's rough, here it's $3.59 a gallon last I saw it yesterday.
How much would that be in litres?
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1 gal = 3.785 L so that means you are really getting a major screwing .
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$5.68 a gallon :woot: Not sure of the math :seestars:
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It's going to be $80+ to fill my 60L :(
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They say it's to get people to stop driving as much, and help the environment, all it does though is hurt everyone because food, and everything goes up .
It don't help the environment, people still has to go to work, and you don't spend money on goods, because you cant afford them, so companies suffer, and lay off .
It's stupid
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Blue Frost wrote:They say it's to get people to stop driving as much, and help the environment, all it does though is hurt everyone because food, and everything goes up .
It don't help the environment, people still has to go to work, and you don't spend money on goods, because you cant afford them, so companies suffer, and lay off .
It's stupid
I wouldn't mind an electric car. I believe the Nissan Leaf is one of them.
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Yeah but expect your electric bill to go up, and maintenance for the car to be more .
I wonder what the overall maintenance cost is over 5-10 years.
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Blue Frost wrote:Yeah but expect your electric bill to go up, and maintenance for the car to be more .
I wonder what the overall maintenance cost is over 5-10 years.
Well, at least I wouldn't be throwing money at the oil companies and paying ridiculous fuel taxes in the Metro Vancouver area.
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Yeah true, but overall cost you might be spending the same.
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Blue Frost wrote:Yeah true, but overall cost you might be spending the same.
Yeah, but I would be green ... like :broc:
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