A billionaire financial backer and close friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy was today facing prison for stashing millions of pounds-worth of ‘lost’ and stolen paintings.
Guy Wildenstein, 65 and one of the most powerful men in the international art market, was charged with ‘obtaining goods through abuse of trust’.
If found guilty, the Old Master and Impressionist dealer faces up to three years in prison and a fine up to the equivalent of around £750,000.
Paris police seized works by artists including Degas and Manet when they raided Wildenstein’s renowned Wildenstein Institute in the French capital in January.
A drug originating on Easter Island, the mysterious South Pacific home of a lost statue-building people, may become the first substance to slow down human ageing, new research indicates.
Rapamycin, a pharmacological product used to prevent rejection in organ transplants, has been found to extend the lifespan of mice by up to 38 per cent, raising the possibility that it may delay ageing in people.
“A Texas baseball fan fell 20 feet to his death after reaching over a barricade for a ball tossed to the crowd by an all-star player, with former President George W. Bush in attendance.
66 years after his demise … an image of Adolf Hitler appeared on the back of a beetle-ish creature in Malaysia recently.
In the last week the Department Of Homeland Security and various corporate media outlets have hyped the possibility of Al Qaeda implanting bombs inside would be assassins.
The problem? The main example of this form of terrorism that is being used is, according to multiple news reports, is an absolute lie.
Abdullah Hassan al Asiri, an Al Qaeda operative from Yemen, attempted to assassinate the head of Saudi intelligence, Prince bin Nayef with what was first claimed to be an implanted belly bomb.
Multiple reports after the fact confirmed that it was actually sewn into his underwear. Apparently this fact is unimportant to DHS and this particular ABC News report.
Over the course of the project, McDonald set up roughly 100 Apple store computers to call his servers every minute. That’s a lot of network traffic, and he learned that Apple monitors traffic in its stores when he received a photo from a Cupertino computer of what appeared to be an Apple technician. The technician had apparently traced the traffic to the site McDonald used to upload the program to Apple Store computers — and installed it himself.
McDonald figured that Apple had decided the program wasn’t a big deal. That was until four Secret Service men in suits woke him up on Thursday morning with a search warrant for computer fraud. They confiscated two computers, an iPod and two flash drives, and told McDonald that Apple would contact him separately.
He showed the arriving officer a box,still in his mailbox, which had a Chicago postmark. Schaffer insisted that the officer open the package, the release said. When the officer refused, Schaffer opened it himself. Inside,the officer saw what appeared to be a hand grenade.Schaffer proclaimed it a “dud,” the sheriff’s office said, showing the officer a hole drilled in its bottom. There also was a note, “The next one will be real.”
Investigators from the sheriff’s office were called. They noted that the package was addressed with a preprinted label from the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Inside Schaffer’s house, investigators found a sheet of identical labels, minus one.
In an interview, the release said, Schaffer acknowledged to investigators that he had driven to Chicago and sent the package to himself from a post office there. He told them he had done it “for sympathy from the public, claiming, ‘There’s a lot of people out there that want to kill me, that’s why I sent it to myself.’
“Whether it is in Tunisia, whether it is in Egypt, whether it is in the UK . . . it is only going to get much worse,” says Celente.
“There is no way out and the people are angry.”
Celente says he has seen this coming all along, and as Americans are becoming more and more aware of the hardships that are hitting home, they will start to rebel as well. “The Greek people know that if you don’t stand up they are going to mow them down,” Celente tells RT. He argues that austerity only brings unemployment and unhappiness, and “when you get really hungry you are going to see the riots continue to escalate.” It is only a matter of time before it crosses the Atlantic.
“The banks are failing and they want the people to bail them out,” he says. The people, however, aren’t about ready to stand for that.
“The people know the score,” he says.
“When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it!”
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Public Enemy launched its 77th WorldTour in front of 30,000 people at the SPLASH FESTIVAL in Leipzig GERMANY.The 1 hour set included new members of the baNNed the powerful PE rhythm section with HipHopGod DAVY DMX on bass, and T Bone Motta returning as the Dirty Drummer. In the beginning of the set FLAV and CHUCK decided to ‘PLANK’ to kick off the show and tour.
“Because in America,” he went on, “the last thing you need is liberty, justice, conscience getting in the way of the law. We don’t want that. So we need to have officers who will just blindly obey and follow anything that they’re told. Because this country was founded on bootlicking. … I’m a tax-paying American. I want to see my tax dollars put to use. I like to see people getting arrested. … So I think they’re doing a great job, and as long as they continue to arrest people for feeding the homeless, I’ll continue to support them, because they’re doing their job.
A registered sex offender believed to be trying to impersonate a woman was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly interacting with children in the girl’s locker room and a hot tub at a Milwaukie aquatic center.
What’s the limit to ISP intermediaries aiding with private enforcement? That remains unclear. Both Espinel and the industries involved favor schemes to deputize intermediaries to police behavior in ways that would have been anathema to the old telephone companies. Today, ISPs will take action against subscribers based on repeated allegations of copyright infringement; tomorrow, they might be approached to help with auction fraudsters, corporate hackers, those accused of repeated libel or defamation, or child pornographers.
“The price of organic food is kind of through the roof,” said Julie Bass.
So, why not grow your own? However, Bass’ garden is a little unique because it’s in her front yard.
“We thought it’d be really cool to do it so the neighbors could see. The kids love it. The kids from the neighborhood all come and help,” she said.
Bass’ cool garden has landed her in hot water with the City of Oak Park. Code enforcement gave her a warning, then a ticket and now she’s been charged with a misdemeanor.
Hackers broke into the Washington Post Co’s jobs website in two incidents last month, affecting more than a million user IDs and emails, the company said on its website.
The company said about 1.27 million users’ IDs and email addresses were affected but no passwords or other personal information was accessed.
The company said the jobs accounts of users whose email addresses were accessed remained secure.
This latest breach comes amid a spate of hack attacks against high profile targets including Sony Corp and Citigroup.
The president of a nuclear plant operator said on Thursday that he may resign as a result of a scandal over faked e-mails that has added a bizarre new twist to a decision whether to allow Japan’s idled reactors to restart in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
We got stuck next to this truck during the 7pm July 1st holiday traffic on North bound I-270, after seeing the Radioactive warning placards we pulled out the Geiger Counter and Camera. Lesson learned, AVOID RADIOACTIVE TRUCKS!
The Geiger counter samples over a 30 second moving average, updated every 3 seconds. Notice how the reading on the Geiger Counter keeps moving upwards after we pass the truck; had we stayed next to the radioactive truck the readings would have went even higher.
Pray for the truck driver; the source of gamma rays appeared to be located almost directly behind the driver. One would think that these things would be much more heavily shielded, located further away from the driver, and that such materials would be transported when other people are not on the road.
While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers’ electronics down his pants.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics over the past six months from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 1.
Conjured by SeMeN SPeRmS on July 9, 2011