June 4th, 2008

Mr. Twister

Права животных восторжествовали

Woodstock, IL -- Один мужик, сидя у себя дома, застрелил свою собаку из своего пистолета. Woodstock police officers and members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office entered the house and took Locher into custody without incident. Обвинение: неосторожное обращение с оружием. If convicted, Locher could be sentenced to between one and three years in prison.
Mr. Twister

Ой, новости-то

Команда "Тётеньки За Безопасность Израиля" сошла с дистанции. Борьбу продолжат "Негры За Безопасность Израиля" и "Военнослужащие За Безопасность Израиля".
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Mr. Twister

Система Антиплагиат в действии

CHICAGO SUN TIMES -- Naperville School District 203 says a graduation speech given by Naperville Central High School valedictorian Steven Hankong Su bears “a strong similarity to another graduation speech published on the Internet.”

School officials have revealed the source of his material: the parody publication The Onion.

Last week, district officials said they asked Su’s family to return the valedictorian medal he was awarded and said his speech would be removed from the videotape of the ceremony. He would be allowed to keep the valedictorian title because it was based on grade-point average and earned before he gave the speech, officials said.
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Mr. Twister

Предъявлено обвинение компании H&R Block!

BOSTON -- Massachusetts authorities sued H&R Block Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that its mortgage unit discriminated against black and Latino borrowers and escalated a foreclosure crisis in the state. The complaint says that Option One charged black and Latino borrowers higher points and fees to close their loans than similarly situated white borrowers and that it targeted black and Latino consumers with marketing "that pushed the sale of predatory loan products."

Понимаете? И то, и другое одновременно.

H&R Block recently said it was refocusing on tax preparation after incurring about $1 billion of losses at Option One, which made home loans to people with poor credit.
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