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Oct 30, 2008 1:42 PM CST Local news from your country
gangel
gangelgangelPlovdiv, Bulgaria, Hampshire, England UK59 Threads 19 Polls 6,401 Posts
shot3743: I did get robbed (not mugged). On Monday. Yesterday I went to the police in Vidin and filed a complaint and looked at some mugshots on a computer. I was pretty sure I recognised one of the faces.
Today 4 cops in 2 cars from Belogradchik, which has jurisdiction over my village, came to my house and asked me a lot of detailed questions. We spent well over an hour in the warm sunshine, me providing as much information as possible in my broken Bulgarian. One of the cops, a woman, wrote everything down and I had to sign the paperwork in several places.
Then to my great surprise they went out to the road and brought in this handcuffed guy who had been in one of the cars! I immediately recognised him as one of the culprits!


Btw you can thrash me anytime Did I really say that?



detectivedetectivedoh No comment.
cool
Oct 30, 2008 2:24 PM CST Local news from your country
kidatheart
kidatheartkidatheartFruitvale, British Columbia Canada33 Threads 24,897 Posts
Rick's cows have moved further south in the field and out of the trees now that the sun's out and the wind has died down, better grazing and the pond isn't completely frozen over yet.
Adrian had another party in the shop, attended by the usual suspects, and nobody seemed to mind that he had the manure spreader and the silage wagon in there for repairs. The smell was horrid, but I guess enough vodka and beer and you don't notice it as much.laugh
Others are raking up leaves, cleaning up their yards and doing the last minute repairs and outdoor projects before it snows again and stays. blues
The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) have set up shop here, kiddy corner from me, and have been making their presence known around town in a friendly manner. Never had police in this town before, and now I'm wondering when and where the first traffic lights will be installed. mumbling
The geese have been flying south pretty steady and stopping to rest and feed in the field across the highway. Lots of honking and a few people eyeing them up, likely to stick them in the freezer, but no discharging of firearms is allowed within town limits, which is a good thing.roll eyes
Still have a few local cats coming in through the old coal chute into the basement to stay warm, but that'll end in the next day or two when I frame it in. OC (Orange Cat, don't know his real name) was just here to say hello, must have smelled the bacon cooking. laugh

Not much else to report, just another day in the wild west.cowboy
Oct 30, 2008 3:41 PM CST Local news from your country
smoky
smokysmokyUnterland, Zurich Switzerland300 Threads 6 Polls 13,267 Posts
Lagoona22: Smokey...cool new pic...why does the title "sex bomb" spring to mind???....


Well, the site wouldn`t accept my Witch Halloween photo - so I put up my new Visa one! ...... Thought a passport type photo of me might suffice for Halloween?

Oh, what springs up in your mind, my dear, always is something to do with sex, or boobs, or whips, chains, sharks, speedos ....... but never mind, we all love you, regardless......!cheers
Oct 30, 2008 4:09 PM CST Local news from your country
smoky: Well, the site wouldn`t accept my Witch Halloween photo - so I put up my new Visa one! ...... Thought a passport type photo of me might suffice for Halloween?

Oh, what springs up in your mind, my dear, always is something to do with sex, or boobs, or whips, chains, sharks, speedos ....... but never mind, we all love you, regardless......!
You're not intending to go anywhere?sigh


wave
Nov 2, 2008 4:10 PM CST Local news from your country
smoky
smokysmokyUnterland, Zurich Switzerland300 Threads 6 Polls 13,267 Posts
Conrad73: You're not intending to go anywhere?


Nah, sorry, I`m not going anywhere. I just always need a Visa so I`m not landlocked in Swizzerland..... My motto is "Be Prepared"!!!cool
Nov 2, 2008 4:20 PM CST Local news from your country
smoky: Nah, sorry, I`m not going anywhere. I just always need a Visa so I`m not landlocked in Swizzerland..... My motto is "Be Prepared"!!!
Never Land-Locked in CH,could always swim the Rivers.laugh wave
Nov 2, 2008 4:22 PM CST Local news from your country
Elley
ElleyElleyCadiz, Andalusia Spain201 Threads 1 Polls 4,916 Posts
Last week a Chinese woman, pregnant, was murdered by her partner here. Very sad. Maybe it was someting to do with living in overcrowded conditions, 18 in a three bed flat. Poor bugger.crying
Nov 2, 2008 4:34 PM CST Local news from your country
We have one more Political Party in CH,as if there weren't enough of those Horrors as it is.
Calling themselves The "Conservative Democrats"professor rolling on the floor laughing jaw drop doh
Nov 2, 2008 10:05 PM CST Local news from your country
gangel
gangelgangelPlovdiv, Bulgaria, Hampshire, England UK59 Threads 19 Polls 6,401 Posts
The Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama might be a step closer to becoming the next President of the USA as he "won" by a wide margin the fake "US Presidential Elections", which took place in Bulgaria's Karlovo Municipality on Sunday.
Obama received 59,4% of the votes vs. 40,6% for his Republican opponent John McCain winning with a lead of almost 20%.
Obama won by an even wider margin in the nearby town of Banya - there he got 65,7% of the votes vs. only 34,3% for McCain.
A total of 394 votes were cast in Karlovo, and 140 votes were cast in the town of Banya, announced the Chair of the Karlovo Town Council Toshko Stoev, who was headed McCain's headquarters in Karlovo Municipality.

popcorn chicken
Nov 4, 2008 9:58 AM CST Local news from your country
shot3743
shot3743shot3743Vidin, Bulgaria36 Threads 3 Polls 822 Posts
gangel: The Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama might be a step closer to becoming the next President of the USA as he "won" by a wide margin the fake "US Presidential Elections", which took place in Bulgaria's Karlovo Municipality on Sunday.
Obama received 59,4% of the votes vs. 40,6% for his Republican opponent John McCain winning with a lead of almost 20%.
Obama won by an even wider margin in the nearby town of Banya - there he got 65,7% of the votes vs. only 34,3% for McCain.
A total of 394 votes were cast in Karlovo, and 140 votes were cast in the town of Banya, announced the Chair of the Karlovo Town Council Toshko Stoev, who was headed McCain's headquarters in Karlovo Municipality.


Well they got that right!laugh The Irish betting firm PaddyPower already paid out the winnings to those who bet on Obama becoming the next president.

I predict a landslide though cnn is pretending it's a close race, just to keep as many viewers as possible watching their programmes! wave
Nov 4, 2008 10:40 AM CST Local news from your country
phoenix
phoenixphoenixparis, Ile-de-France France103 Threads 4 Polls 5,247 Posts
kidatheart: Rick's cows have moved further south in the field and out of the trees now that the sun's out and the wind has died down, better grazing and the pond isn't completely frozen over yet.
Adrian had another party in the shop, attended by the usual suspects, and nobody seemed to mind that he had the manure spreader and the silage wagon in there for repairs. The smell was horrid, but I guess enough vodka and beer and you don't notice it as much.
Others are raking up leaves, cleaning up their yards and doing the last minute repairs and outdoor projects before it snows again and stays.
The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) have set up shop here, kiddy corner from me, and have been making their presence known around town in a friendly manner. Never had police in this town before, and now I'm wondering when and where the first traffic lights will be installed.
The geese have been flying south pretty steady and stopping to rest and feed in the field across the highway. Lots of honking and a few people eyeing them up, likely to stick them in the freezer, but no discharging of firearms is allowed within town limits, which is a good thing.
Still have a few local cats coming in through the old coal chute into the basement to stay warm, but that'll end in the next day or two when I frame it in. OC (Orange Cat, don't know his real name) was just here to say hello, must have smelled the bacon cooking.

Not much else to report, just another day in the wild west.


Thats an excelent post
Nov 4, 2008 10:52 AM CST Local news from your country
Steevyv
SteevyvSteevyvsisak, Central Croatia Croatia80 Threads 1,143 Posts
Local news from my country?
Mafia had killed one reporter and his first name was Ivo. The same has our Prime minister. In Zagreb , capital, somebody has written on a wall: Not this Ivo, you idiot. devil
Nov 4, 2008 11:05 AM CST Local news from your country
Steevyv: Local news from my country?
Mafia had killed one reporter and his first name was Ivo. The same has our Prime minister. In Zagreb , capital, somebody has written on a wall: Not this Ivo, you idiot.
If in doubt,kill the Politician!rolling on the floor laughing
Nov 4, 2008 11:30 AM CST Local news from your country
Steevyv
SteevyvSteevyvsisak, Central Croatia Croatia80 Threads 1,143 Posts
Conrad73: If in doubt,kill the Politician!

This idiot has killed wrong Ivo.devil
Nov 27, 2008 8:19 AM CST Local news from your country
littleboy
littleboylittleboyAnkara, Central Anatolia Turkey3 Threads 171 Posts
jan45: A young doctor ringed at the door of a young mother in the town Pazardjik in Bulgaria.He said that she had to be imunized against some illness.He put the injection and went away.Several hours later someone called the woman and said that she was injected with poisson.If she d like the anti-dot she and her family had to pay about 100 000 eur.The police investigated and revealed the blackmailers.They were two young students in medicine.



Thanks for the story,here is one from Turkiye.An old man attacked by a bear while collecting wood from the forest.

And guess how did he survive?He faked he is dead.

I knew some reptiles wouldnt eat the dead prey,so some animals use this effect to stay alive, even some use bad smell to give the impression that they have been dead for a long time.

May be this old man also shet in his panths too,but it was too vulgar to mention it on the news.

Protection of private life counts too.peace
yay
Nov 27, 2008 10:10 AM CST Local news from your country
phoenix
phoenixphoenixparis, Ile-de-France France103 Threads 4 Polls 5,247 Posts
Same shit..guess some things never change...

From The TimesNovember 27, 2008

IRA splinter group threatens community workersDavid Sharrock, Ireland Correspondent

An Irish republican terrorist group has threatened to murder any Catholic community workers found to be co-operating with the police.

The warning has been made by the Continuity IRA, a splinter group of the Provisional IRA, and echoes the campaign waged against people working with the security forces during the 1980s when builders and cleaners were targeted.

It also comes at a time when the threat from so-called dissident republicans has never been higher, according to the independent body that monitors paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland for British and Irish governments.

The Continuity IRA (CIRA) statement was handed to a priest and said that the group would regard any Catholics working in community initiatives involving the police as legitimate targets.

The threat singled out workers from the Ashton Centre in the New Lodge and the Wolfhill Community Centre in Ligoniel, both in North Belfast, where the Continuity IRA is trying to increase its influence. Police officers are finding increasing acceptance in predominantly Catholic areas and have visited the two centres as part of their outreach work.The two groups employ more than a hundred staff, with dozens of young people and pensioners taking part in a range of activities in the centres every day.

Extra security was introduced yesterday to protect more than a hundred children who attend the Ashton Centre’s three nursery groups every day. Similarly, security measures are expected to protect a mother-and-toddler group due to meet today at the Wolfhill Centre.

The Continuity IRA statement said: “These groups such as the Ashton Centre and Wolfhill Centre are not only putting themselves at risk but also their staff.” Claiming that the threat was in response to police harassment of republicans, it said: “There will be no second warning, this threat will only be lifted when the harassment of innocent civilians stops.”

North Belfast was a hotbed of paramilitary activity during the worst of the Troubles, with its patchwork of Protestant and Catholic districts vulnerable to opportunistic hit-and-run attacks.

During the Holy Cross primary school dispute in 2001, when children walked to school under police escort, loyalist paramilitaries threatened to kill Catholic teachers and postal workers in North Belfast.

In July the Continuity IRA threatened to kill Customs & Revenue staff and workers at the Northern Ireland Vehicle Licensing Authority, after accusing them of collaborating with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), which has an increasing number of Catholic officers.

Gerry Kelly, a Sinn Fein assembly member and former escaper from the Maze prison, said: “Literally every community group in North Belfast is under threat. These people cannot accept progress. They are threatening children and pensioners. They have no support and no political direction.”****

Alban Maginness, a Social and Democratic Labour Party councillor in North Belfast, said that the threat was “dangerously ludicrous”. He said: “It is a measure of the success that the PSNI is having in nationalist communities that the CIRA has reacted in such a hostile and intimidating manner against those engaged in genuine community work.

“These community groups have given great service for many years and do not deserve to be intimidated by unelected, self-appointed bully boys.”




***trust me they have support...not from me, but they have a lot of support
bouquet
Nov 27, 2008 2:10 PM CST Local news from your country
jan45
jan45jan45Sofia, Sofia City Bulgaria12 Threads 7 Polls 615 Posts
How awful!And I thought there was a Good Friday.sad flower
Nov 27, 2008 4:07 PM CST Local news from your country
baltica
balticabalticaKlaipeda, Lithuania Minor Lithuania268 Posts
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The first snow this year came to Lithuania last Friday, and the weekend was white everywhere, the temperatures were about the freezing point. In some areas more snow came on Monday.

This is what our countryside roads about 50 km south of where I live looked like on Tuesday morning... here in Klaipeda we have had more rain than snow.



On Wednesday they warned about a possible flood in this area (south west of Lithuania bordering Russia):

Nov 27, 2008 4:14 PM CST Local news from your country
baltica
balticabalticaKlaipeda, Lithuania Minor Lithuania268 Posts
Sorry, the links to the pictures did not come through, they were too long for one line... I will try to re-send them below:


pamaryje-ugniagesius-atkirto-nuo-gaisro-vaikus-nuo-mokykl%C5%B3-nuotraukos.htm


sniegas-pamariui-grasina-potvyniu-nuotraukos.htm
Nov 27, 2008 4:22 PM CST Local news from your country
baltica
balticabalticaKlaipeda, Lithuania Minor Lithuania268 Posts
More pictures with snow: this place is also 50 km south of here, but not on the continent, it is on the Curonian Spit - a strip of land stretching from Russia with its tip approaching Klaipeda across the bay.



Click on the first picture below the story, then drag the mouse to the right side of the picture, and go to the next one, etc.

It is an absolutely fantastic and unique area, a must see for everyone coming to Lithuania, especially in summer:
(town)

They have not had so much snow falling within 24 hours since 1936 there! By tonight all the snow is already gone and it is raining...

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