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Net Crimes Newsletter - October 22, 2007

Net Crimes Newsletter

October 22, 2007

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .this sucks, er, I mean sux

After fight, airport embraces SUX code;_ylt=AiefDfvy9zjKvdjM5tvDzaTtiBIF

City leaders have scrapped plans to do away with the Sioux Gateway Airport's unflattering three-letter identifier ­ SUX ­ and instead have made it the centerpiece of the airport's new marketing campaign.

The code, used by pilots and airports worldwide and printed on tickets and luggage tags, will be used on T-shirts and caps sporting the airport's new slogan, "FLY SUX." It also forms the address of the airport's redesigned Web site ­

Sioux City officials petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration to change the code in 1988 and 2002. At one point, the FAA offered the city five alternatives ­ GWU, GYO, GYT, SGV and GAY ­ but airport trustees turned them down.

Airport board member Dave Bernstein…

Net Crimes Newsletter - 10/15/07

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Hamburger, hamburger, no Coke, Pepsi!

Pepsi, Coke rivalry becomes physical;_ylt=AuAtQ3ZcgYiqjPs_zNxTPFLtiBIF
The long-standing rivalry between Coke and Pepsi took a physical turn Friday when a Pepsi deliveryman allegedly punched his Coke counterpart in the face at a western Pennsylvania Wal-Mart, state police said.

The two deliverymen were "apparently bickering back and forth" while unloading their wares at the Indiana County store, police said. When the Coke deliveryman left the store, his counterpart allegedly punched him in the face three times, breaking his nose and giving him a black eye, police said.

No charges have been filed, but police characterized the incident as a misdemeanor simple assault.

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A funny, but thought-provoking email I received

From a friend:

"Hi Jayne,
Did you see this - Target is being sued because the website is not blind friendly.

I need some duct tape, my head's about to explode. It's like the candy machines with the dots on the numbers for the blind. Ok, they know which number to press, but who tells them which candy bar is in the slot, the F**king seeing eye dog?"

He has a point.

Net Crimes Newsletter - 10/08/07

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .A real "your grandpa is your pa" story

Man, 72, to donate sperm for "grandchild"
A 72-year-old man is to donate his sperm to his daughter-in-law, allowing her to become a mother and produce a "grandchild", fertility authorities said on Friday.

The unnamed man is donating his sperm because his son and daughter-in-law's attempts at IVF treatment failed due to the poor quality of the husband's sperm, according to the Evening Standard newspaper.

"It's not uncommon for someone in the family to donate, although normally the age limit for sperm donors is 45," said a spokeswoman for Britain's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which has advised the clinic overseeing the 72-year-old's donation.

"What's uncommon in this case is the donor's age."

(read the rest at the link)

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