Tributes were today being paid to heroic Muslim police officer Ahmed Merabet, who was executed by a terrorist gunman on the streets of Paris while he begged for his life. Shocking footage of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office shows Mr Merabet on the ground and begging for mercy as he is killed casually by a gunshot to the head. Witnesses say he asked 'do you want to kill me?' before the gunman replied 'OK, chief'. It is understood that Mr Merabet was a married Parisian cycle cop assigned to the 11th arrondissement – the Paris neighborhood where Charlie Hebdo's office is located and known for its dining and fine wines. Mr Merabet was one of 12 people killed in the terrifying attack, including eight journalists at the offices of the French satirical newspaper, two guests, and one other policeman.
Several Paris police officers who came into contact with the armed terrorists retreated from the gunmen because they were unarmed, according to an eyewitness. Merabet was not one of them. It is not a knock on Parisian police, but on French domestic policy to note and criticize the fact that the first responders who arrived at the scene were unarmed and therefore entirely unprepared to face an ongoing attack by murderous, AK-47 wielding gunmen. A wise man once said, "Never call an unarmed person 'security'."
As of this morning, Islamic terrorists Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi are still on the loose in the French countryside. Again, can you imagine that shit happening in Texas? You'd have armed citizens in the back of pickup trucks roving the countryside searching for these assholes. And quick tangent, the first time I ever encountered the name Said was Kareem Said in Oz - high point - low point.
On to more lighter things, holy shit, have gas prices dropped like a fucking stone or what? it seems like just yesterday I was happy to pay $2.55 per gallon, now it's under $2. Never thought I'd see this shit again.
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Three basic bottle shapes are used for wine bottles. Bordeaux-style bottles have straight sides and tall shoulders. The Alsace and Mosel bottle is a thin, tall bottle with very gently sloping shoulders, often used for wines such as Riesling. Finally, Burgundy-style bottles, used for many Pinot Noir and Chardonnay bottlings throughout the world, have gently sloping shoulders and are a bit fatter than the Bordeaux style. What all of these bottles have in common is that their shapes allow bottles to be stored horizontally, keeping the cork moist.
That's Norm's Restaurant on Euclid in Anaheim. Spotted their logo on the sale poster. keep 'em coming, there are so few challenges that I actually figure out myself. Dan
My best guess is Norm's in Anaheim, the exterior tile and signage matches, and it doesn't seem to be a consistent decour through out the chain. Tim
Hmmm, when I saw the potatoes, peas, and carrots, my first thought some sort of European ethnic dish. Is this anything I should know about, or just a convenient way of cooking veggies? Also, who the hell stores WD-40 in their kitchen?
The southern giant petrel, also known as the Antarctic giant petrel, is a large seabird of the southern oceans. Its distribution overlaps broadly with the similar northern giant petrel, though it overall is centered slightly further south. Adults of the two species can be separated by the color of their bill-tip: greenish in the southern and reddish in the northern. The southern giant petrel achieves sexual maturity at six or seven years of age; however the average age of first breeding is ten years. This petrel will feed on krill, squid, and offal in coastal and pelagic waters, and unlike most other Procellariiformes, this bird will eat carrion and even attack smaller seabirds.
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