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  • ‘Multicultural Toilets’ For ‘Global Defecation’ Seek To Stop Migrants Pooping On The Floor

    02/04/2016 8:38:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    German bathroom manufacturers are developing “multicultural toilets” to help ensure Middle Eastern migrants need not adapt to European sanitation norms. Multiple reports have emerged of recent arrivals finding themselves utterly “mystified” by Western loos. Some have resorted to doing their business on the floor or outdoors, others have used showers, and many migrants will have never seen toilet paper before. The issue caused some serious confusion last year, with one small German village being accused of racism after issuing leaflets politely asking migrants to use to the correct facilities.
  • National Mall Bathroom Fiasco

    12/25/2015 10:36:19 AM PST · by Ulmius · 33 replies
    Ulmius
    Me and my family were touring the National Mall this Christmas. One of us had a bathroom emergency, but when we went to every public restroom, they were barred off from public use. We even tried to kick the Plexiglas window down near one's door to no avail, and the nearest usable restroom was more than a mile away, so we had to go on the ground. The park police told us they refuse to open them, but we saw then busy feeding the horses. They kept driving right by the bathroom.
  • Ted Cruz promises to keep boys out of girls' showers if elected president

    11/23/2015 6:39:07 AM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2015 | Ed Straker
    The whole "transgender" issue hasn't shown up much on the presidential radar, but it did with Ted Cruz recently.  In a radio interview, Cruz said: ... the Obama administration’s support for trans students amounts to “lunacy!” “Look, these guys are so nutty that the federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz responded. “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the god-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room with junior...
  • Terrific: Hillary Clinton's Server Carrying Classified Information Was Run Out of a Bathroom Closet

    08/18/2015 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news, America. The woman who wants to be the President of the United States hired an email server company to host her own personal server, on which she sent and received top secret classified information, out of a bathroom closet. You just can't make this stuff up. Daily Mail has the exclusive: The IT company Hilary Clinton chose to maintain her private email account was run from a loft apartment and its servers were housed in the bathroom closet, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Daily Mail Online tracked down ex-employees of Platte River Networks in Denver, Colorado, who revealed...
  • Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. government urges

    06/09/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Lisa Rein
    The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality. In a four-page Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration advises employers on Best Practices concerning restroom access for these employees: It is essential for employees to be able to work in a manner consistent with how they live the rest of their daily lives, based on their gender identity, the guide says. Restricting employees to using only restrooms that are...
  • "No Hanky Panky Going On": Illinois Bar Owner Defends Two-Way Mirror in Women's Restroom

    04/29/2015 1:18:48 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 26 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 04/29/2015
    "No Hanky Panky Going On": Illinois Bar Owner Defends Two-Way Mirror in Women's Restroom A bar owner in suburban Chicago is defending the years-long use of a two-way mirror in the women's restroom with full view of the toilet. "This is a giant funhouse, ladies and gentlemen," Ronnie Lotz told reporters Monday evening. "I put a lot of heart and soul into this business, and I am sorry to tell you this, but there is no hanky panky going on in that bathroom." The controversy surfaced when a comedian by the stage name of Tamale Rocks was performing a set...
  • California transgender bill spurs initiative for bathroom privacy

    04/21/2015 6:16:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 04/20/2015 | Christopher Cadelago
    Opponents have opened up a new front in the fight against a California law allowing transgender students to use public school facilities such as bathrooms, showers and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities. Privacy For All, the group targeting Assembly Bill 1266, on Friday submitted a proposed 2016 initiative that would mandate people in government buildings use facilities in accordance with their biological sex. It would allow people who feel their privacy was violated or who chose not to use a facility because of a violation of the measure to sue the government or the individual...
  • Latest White House feature: Gender-neutral restroom

    04/09/2015 9:25:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-8-15 | Sarah Wheaton
    President Barack Obamas staff and visitors now have the option of using a gender-neutral restroom, a White House spokesman said Wednesday the latest in a series of symbolic steps the Obama administration has taken to work the priorities of the LGBT community into its broader themes of inclusiveness and tolerance. The newly designated restroom is an example of how the administration has been advancing the discussion by raising the profile of transgender issues, an area of debate that is especially hotly contested right now. The restroom will be located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where much of the...
  • We Just Need To Pee Transgender Protest

    03/13/2015 11:53:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 13, 2015
    13 March 2015 We Just Need To Pee Transgender Protest Do you have to be biologically male to be allowed in the men's room, or biologically female for the ladies loos? In several US states, as well as in Canada, the law governing public toilets is now a divisive issue. On one side are transgender people, who assert their right to use whichever restrooms they chose - no matter what their biological gender. On the other, conservatives who say a relaxation of the rules could leave members of the public vulnerable to traumatic or inappropriate situations, or even sexual harassment....
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • Police: UD grad student hid cameras in campus restrooms

    07/27/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Newark (Delaware) Post ^ | July 27, 2014 | Karie Simmons
    University of Delaware Police have charged 38-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto, a doctoral student from Mexico, with allegedly hiding video cameras in various womens restrooms on campus over a period of more than two years.
  • Guns, Bathrooms, and Legal Consequences

    06/27/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most legally dangerous places to carry a handgun is in the bathroom. It may not be as legally dangerous as an airport, but it ranks high on the list for the same reason: it creates an environment where it is easy to make a legally dangerous mistake. A church going lady in Wisconsin found this out in March. She will recover from the error, but it has already cost her significant time, money, and stress. From jsonline.com: Susan Hitchler, 66, was charged in April with negligent handling of a weapon, a misdemeanor. The complaint indicated that...
  • Mayor Parker Drops Flashpoint Issue From Civil Rights Ordinance (Conservatives Advancing)

    05/13/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    KHOU Local News Houston ^ | May 13, 2014 | Doug Miller
    This is a group of people that are generally homosexual activists, said Liz Theiss, an opponent of the ordinance. And they have obviously found someone in power in Mayor Parker to forward this bill and force it on the traditionalists in this city.
  • Common Core again threatens to make little kids pee their pants

    01/07/2014 4:58:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 7, 2014 | Eric Owens
    School officials at a public elementary school in Chicago are ordering teachers to sign students up for designated restroom times when entire, overcrowded classes of little kids must use the bathroom each day. The rationale for the draconian pee policy is to improve the schools dreadful results on Common Core-related standardized tests. An anonymous teacher at the unidentified pre-K-8 forwarded a memo concerning the policy to Anthony Cody of Education Week. The memo reportedly went out to all faculty members at the school last week. Welcome back and Happy New Year! the memo reads. In order to maximize student learning...
  • Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed For Sewer Clogs Nationwide

    09/23/2013 12:11:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 23, 2013 8:05 AM
    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, which represents 300 wastewater agencies, says it has been hearing complaints about wipes from sewer systems big and small for about the past four years. That roughly coincides with the ramped-up marketing of the flushable cleansing cloths as a cleaner, fresher option than dry toilet paper alone. A trade group says wipes are a $6 billion-a-year industry, with sales of consumer wipes increasing nearly 5 percent a year since 2007 and expected to grow at a rate of 6 percent annually for the next five years. ... Manufacturers insist wipes labeled flushable arent...
  • New University of Regina bathroom facilities help Muslim students prepare for prayer

    09/20/2013 10:07:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    metro ^ | Ross Romaniuk
    The University of Regina is going to great lengths to help its Muslim students avoid doing the same when washing for on-campus prayer sessions. The university has installed foot-baths in a public washroom at its Riddell Centre, in order to allow Muslim students many of whom pray numerous times a day, and wash themselves beforehand to clean their feet in a way that isnt awkward and difficult through a use of regular sinks. Ive seen them do it. Its tough for them, Nathan Sgrazzutti, president of the U of R Students Union, said on Tuesday of the troubles...
  • University of Alberta creates all-gender restrooms for transgender students

    08/29/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    EDMONTON, Alberta, August 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Although the University of Alberta already has unisex restrooms on campus, the university has agreed to create "all-gender washrooms" for transgender students. We see a lot of people on our campus who may be trans- or gender non-conforming who do have issues with the washrooms because they are forced to act on this [sexual] binary," said Melanie Alexander of the school's "Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project," according to a CBC report. "Its this really vulnerable place to be when you dont feel like you have places that reflect your gender expression, she added. The...
  • Lawmaker Tim Donnelly pulls son from public school over new CA transgender bathroom, locker room law

    08/17/2013 7:59:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Turn To 23 ^ | 8/17/13
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use has caused his family to pull at least one son from their local public school. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly wrote in a column that his sons were "horrified" to learn they might have to share a restroom with female students. He told The Associated Press on Friday that he is pulling one son out of middle school, while another son is uncertain if he will return to his public high school.
  • Cal. gov. signs bill allowing transgender students to use opposite sex bathrooms, locker rooms

    08/13/2013 6:03:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Life Site ^ | Johanna Dasteel
    SACRAMENTO, CA, August 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Governor Jerry Brown has signed California's new 'transgender' law, making the state the fifth where it is legal for self-identifying transgender children to use bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and changing rooms designated for children of the opposite biological sex. "Now, every transgender student in California will be able to get up in the morning knowing that when they go to school as their authentic self they will have the same fair chance at success as their classmates, said Mason Davis, Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center. But Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for...
  • Which bathroom should transgendered students use?

    06/17/2013 5:48:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-16-2013 | Robby Soave
    Maines highest court will soon decide which restroom Nicole Maines, a 15-year-old transgendered student, should use. Last week the state supreme court heard oral arguments about whether a school district violated her civil rights when it forbid her from using the girls restroom. She was in fifth grade at the time. Maines is biologically male but has identified as female since she was very young. As such, she wished to use the girls restroom. State law, however, mandates that boys and girls use separate facilities. Her school told her to use the staff restroom instead. These requirements violate the Maine...
  • Transgender student suit goes to Maine high court

    06/12/2013 5:13:24 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/12/2012 | DAVID SHARP
    Maine's highest court heard arguments Wednesday over whether transgender students can use the bathroom of their choice, and the girl at the heart of the case said she hoped justices would recognize the right of children to attend school without being "bullied" by peers or administrators. Nicole Maines, now 15, watched lawyers argue over whether her rights were violated when the Orono school district required her to use a staff bathroom after there was a complaint about her using the girls' bathroom. Maines said after the hearing in Bangor that she hopes the Supreme Judicial Court will ensure no one...
  • Arizona House Panel OKs Softened Transgender Bill (bathroom use)

    03/31/2013 12:43:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/27/13 | BOB CHRISTIE
    An Arizona House panel late Wednesday approved a measure targeting transgendered people who want to use bathrooms of the gender they identify with, voting along party lines to advance a bill that protects business owners who bar the practice. **SNIP** The original bill would have made it a crime for a transgendered person to use a bathroom other than his or her birth sex. The new bill instead seeks to shield businesses from civil or criminal liability if they ban people from restrooms that don't match their birth sex. It was prompted by the recent passage of a Phoenix anti-discrimination...
  • Arizona Bill Would Restrict Bathrooms by Birth Gender

    03/20/2013 9:40:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | Kevin Spak
    (Newser) Arizona's House will today debate a bill that would make it illegal to enter a public bathroom, shower, or dressing room designated for a gender not listed on your birth certificate. The bill is an apparent response to the anti-discrimination law Phoenix passed last week that would allow transgender people to use their preferred bathroom. The new bill's sponsor, Rep. John Kavanagh, says it's "unacceptable" for a man who merely "thinks of himself" as a woman to use their facilities. "If you're male, you stick to the men's room," he tells KPHO. The bill would make using the...
  • Catholic Diocese of Phoenix opposes so-called 'Bathroom Bill'

    02/26/2013 7:19:48 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 8 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Stephanie Hockridge
    PHOENIX - A bill in front of the city council would change the non-discrimination law in Phoenix, protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender people. Essentially, the proposal prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations, such as restaurants and hotels. But, opponents have dubbed it, the "Bathroom Bill", because, if approved, a man could follow a woman into the bathroom by claiming to be transgender. Supporters say they despise the nickname, claiming it's a fear-mongering lie created by critics of the bill. They can swing this, that's why they do this because they know if they can get people to...
  • The Interior Secretarys $222,000 Bathroom

    01/16/2013 9:09:56 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jonathan Karl
    Maybe the Pentagons legendary $600 toilet seat was a bargain. The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator (hey, if youre going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the vintage tissue holder was cheap: just $65 bucks. The renovation was done in 2007 under President George W. Bushs Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, but is only now coming to light, thanks to the dogged reporting by...
  • College officials cite non-discrimination law to admit biological males into women's locker rooms

    11/02/2012 10:01:43 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 32 replies
    Administrators at a public college are claiming that state law allows them to permit biological males who self-identify as females into womens locker rooms and restrooms on campus. Officials at Evergreen State College in Washington State stood by the claim in an interview with Campus Reform on Friday despite multiple complaints from females who apparently complained about the presence of men in womens facilities. We have to follow a non-discrimination policy with the state, college spokesperson Jason Wettstein told Campus Reform on Friday. State law doesnt allow us to ignore gender identity as one of the protected classes, he added.
  • FBI: Actor Ash Durrani threatened to kill flight passengers

    09/29/2012 2:45:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    EXAMINER.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | by Taylor Rios
    SNIPPET: "The FBI says that an actor threatened to kill flight passengers on a flight from Chicago Tuesday night. The plan was headed to Orange County and Arash "Ash" Durrani, 26, is going to appear in federal court Friday. Sources say that Ash Durrani was being unruly by pacing the aisles, demanding alcohol, harassing female passengers and threatening to kill people. According to the affidavit, the deranged model and actor yelled, "I'm from Afghanistan and I will murder all of you." This San Antonio Celebrity Examiner is just in shock. Did he say Afghanistan? Durrani was born in Alexandria, Virginia."
  • Joe Biden's Bathroom

    07/25/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-25-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Lingering in airplane bathroom leads to questions from FBI for Orlando-bound Muslims

    05/24/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 24, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    <p>A group of Muslims was detained Wednesday at Orlando Sanford International Airport, apparently because of a misunderstanding over an Islamic cleanliness ritual, authorities said.</p> <p>The captain of Allegiant flight No.625 from Allentown, Pa., radioed ahead and asked airport police to meet the plane when it landed about 8:30p.m., said Larry Dale, airport director and commander of its 11-member police force.</p>
  • Pilot locked in lavatory causes unnecessary terror scare

    11/17/2011 7:38:03 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11-17-11 | Philip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    A pilot who accidentally locked himself in the bathroom of his LaGuardia-bound plane caused a terror scare last night when a helpful passenger with an accent tried to come to his rescue by banging on the cockpit door. The embarrassing comedy of errors began when the captain of a Chatauqua Airlines flight from Asheville, N.Car., decided to take a bathroom break before landing. But when he tried to get out of the mens room, the door jammed, trapping him in the tight quarters.
  • Legislature approves transgender civil rights bill

    11/16/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by massmike · 19 replies · 1+ views
    http://bostonglobe.com ^ | 11/16/2011 | Noah Bierman
    The state Senate followed the House this morning in passing a transgender civil rights bill. Unlike the House, where the bill drew vocal opposition, the Senate passed the bill by voice vote with only one speaker, the sponsor. Governor Deval Patrick said Tuesday that he would sign it. Sure, Patrick told reporters. I think we have hate crimes on the books today. They, in the case of transgender people, dont go far enough. The bill would protect transgender people in housing, credit, and the workplace, and would include transgender people under hate crimes protections. Opponents have called the bill an...
  • Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

    07/09/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    CBS Chicaago ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger July 8, 2011 6:05 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. CHICAGO (WBBM) Some Chicagoans have quite a story to tell about a flight from OHare to Frankfort, Germany that was diverted Friday to Cleveland when a passenger was found hiding in the bathroom and went ballistic when he was confronted. Joe Shulfer of Woodstock...
  • Bond Set At $1 Million For Passenger Who Disrupted Flight

    07/12/2011 2:11:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Jul 12, 2011
    Bond Set At $1 Million For Passenger Who Disrupted Flight July 12, 2011 2:42 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. Flight 944, Flight Diverted, Saleh Ali Alramakh, United Airlines CHICAGO (CBS) Bond was set at $1 million on Tuesday for a United passenger who authorities say caused a disturbance on Chicago-to-Germany flight last week. The flight wound up making an emergency...
  • Bails set for teens charged with hate crime in harassment at train station

    07/08/2011 7:16:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2011 | Jason Meisner
    Hate crime and battery charges have been filed against three teens accused of hurling anti-gay insults at a man and threatening him with a knife in a confrontation that began in a bathroom at Chicagos Millennium station. Mack Heard, 17, and Kendrick L. Towner, 18, both of Richton Park, were ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail each when they appeared today before Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on a felony hate crime charge and a misdemeanor count of aggravated battery in a public place.
  • Report: Traffic magistrate took pictures of men in bathroom

    07/05/2011 5:44:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 5, 2011 | Rafael A. Olmeda and Danielle A. Alvarez
    PLANTATION A female traffic magistrate was accused of following a man into a courthouse bathroom, taking a picture of him with her cellphone as he stood at a urinal, and then trying to bite the finger of a deputy who questioned her about it, according to an arrest report. Rhonda Hollander, 47, was arrested Thursday after a brief physical struggle with the female deputy at the West Regional Courthouse, according to the report obtained Tuesday from the Broward Sheriff's Office.
  • Man sought over toilet explosion after device goes off in McDonalds restroom

    10/24/2010 9:24:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 46 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 25th October 2010
    A SMALL home-made device exploded in a toilet in the restroom of a fast food outlet in western Sydney but no one was injured, police say. The device was detonated in the men's toilet cubicle at a McDonald's restaurant on High St in Penrith at around 9.10pm (AEDT) yesterday. "The explosion damaged the toilet cistern and an air vent," NSW police said today in a statement. "There was nobody in the restroom at the time. "The remnants of a crudely made explosive device was found and taken for forensic examination."
  • Third Bathroom for the Gender Confused

    10/19/2010 5:30:23 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    WebToday ^ | 10-20-10 | WebToday
    Anywhere, USA (IMpossible News) - When it comes to public restrooms, is it possible to make everyone happy? America has been a resilient country that has faced so many civil rights and human dignity challenges over the years. By the most part every major social obstacle has been met with millions or billions of dollars of government programs to grease the squeaky wheels. Now we face an issue that can't be flushed away without resolve. We need restrooms for the newly classified Gender Confused. Why not make a federal ordinance that all new public buildings have a third door, or...
  • Dim Idea (The environmentalist's war on your bathroom and how you light your home)

    10/04/2010 7:23:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/04/2010 | Rob Long
    Arriving late one night into Tokyo, I checked into my hotel room to discover the worlds most complicated toilet. There were hoses and nozzles where hoses and nozzles probably shouldnt be, and along the side there was an alarming set of button and switches, which made the entire contraption look like a neat freaks electric chair. But, you know, when in Rome, right? Its difficult to convey, in a magazine dedicated to the higher pursuits of political philosophy and national renewal, just how fantastic the Japanese toilet was. Its impossible, especially, within the civilized parameters set by the editors and...
  • Report: Suspected suicide bomber arrested in Copenhagen

    09/10/2010 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    M&C News ^ | 9-10-10 | STAFF
    Copenhagen - Police in Denmark arrested a suspected possible suicide bomber Friday following a small explosion at a hotel in central Copenhagen, media reports said. Danish daily Extra Bladet showed on its website a photo of the suspect, who had reportedly attempted to blow himself up. Police did not immediately confirm the report. No one was injured in the explosion at the Jorgensen Hotel. Police handcuffed the man after he was seen running away from the hotel and into the nearby Orstedsparken park. The park was evacuated and the surrounding streets were cordoned off as explosive experts were called in....
  • Aide says Blago hid in bathroom to avoid staff

    07/08/2010 1:07:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Southern and AP ^ | 8 July 10 | MIKE ROBINSON AND MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich hid in the bathroom, ducked into the back room and left the office early to avoid discussing complex issues with his top aides, his former deputy said Thursday at the ousted governor's corruption trial. Former Deputy Governor Robert Greenlee portrayed Blagojevich as disengaged from daily affairs of state, saying Blagojevich spent on average about two to eight hours a week in his office when he was governor. He said that during working hours, the governor generally was at home or attending high-profile events. Greenlee said he would confer with Blagojevich by telephone when they discussed...
  • Tokyo airport confirms security incident on flight to US

    05/19/2010 3:56:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,070+ views
    MY SINCHEW.com (AFP) ^ | 2010-05-19 12:46 | n/a
    TOKYO, May 19 (AFP) - SNIPPET: "The pilot of the Boeing 747-400 with 407 passengers and crew bound for Minneapolis turned around late Monday about three hours into the flight from Tokyo's Narita airport after crew found the two men who refused to leave the cabin bathroom. Reports said the pair, who identified themselves as Chinese citizens aged in their 20s, had boarded the flight during an earlier stop in Shanghai. Japanese immigration officials were questioning the men, who said they did not have passports."
  • Two-seat plane crashes into Mesa restroom

    02/08/2010 12:59:55 PM PST · by el_chupacabra · 30 replies · 1,059+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 02/08/10 | Hayley Ringle
    The pilot of a Nanchang CJ-6A Chinese trainer gives Mesa police an account of the events that led to him crashing the plane into a closed restroom facility at Red Mountain Park after trying to make an emergency landing in the park due to engine failure. Feb. 7, 2010.Ralph Freso, Tribune Crew personnel look over the damage to the CJ-6A trainer aircraft. Feb. 7, 2010. Ralph Freso, Tribune The right wing of the aircraft is sheared off by a light pole fixture in front of the restroom building. Feb. 7, 2010.Ralph Freso, Tribune Crew personnel begin to remove avionics...
  • Airline Passenger Says Concerns Ignored (Muslim testing airline security?)

    01/28/2010 9:43:15 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,794+ views
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | Jan. 27, 2010
    A South Jersey woman got the scare of her life when she tried to report suspicious activity on board a plane Philadelphia International Airport. The woman shared details of her terrifying ordeal only with Fox 29 News on Wednesday. Now, she's wondering if it was some kind of sick joke or a test run for a terrorist. Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reported that 12 days after her red-eye flight from Los Angeles, the US Airways passenger is still upset over an incident on her flight, the reaction to it by the flight crew, and the lack of reaction from authorities....
  • If you're going to claim thugs shot you while you were walking home (fixed headline to fit)

    Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury teen with a bullet wound on illegal gun-possession charges yesterday after he claimed he was shot while walking home from the Ruggles T stop. Police say officers immediately noticed holes in the kid's story, starting with the fact that "the clothes he had been wearing were not wet," which they found hard to believe given yesterday's torrential downpours. Also, there was the bullet hole in his bathroom wall. And reports from neighbors who'd heard gunshots.
  • Incident: Sun Express B738 near Thessaloniki on Jan 22nd 2010, bomb hoax in lavatory

    01/24/2010 7:26:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 745+ views
    AVHERALD.com - AVIATION HERALD ^ | January 22, 2010, 2010; Updated January 23, 2010 14:48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SUO performing flight XQ-973 from Stuttgart (Germany) to Izmir (Turkey) with 62 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute overhead Skopje (Macedonia), when a crew member found a note in one of the lavatories saying "Today we will die, boom"." SNIPPET: "Greek police detained a man carrying a marker pen of the same color as the note written on the lavatory's mirror, but later permitted him to continue the journey. After the airplane arrived in Izmir, Turkish police detained the man again and interviewed him. The man was released without charges after the interview."
  • Were Russian Planes Detonated by Al Qaeda Women Smuggling Bombs Inside Their Genitals?

    08/31/2004 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Warhead W-88 · 171 replies · 10,510+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | August 31, 2004 | Ace of Spades HQ
    We now know the Russian planes were blown up by 1) women 2) from the toilets. This dovetails ominously with a six month old report from US intelligence that Al Qaeda was recruiting female terrorists to smuggle 8-12 ounces of explosives inside their vaginas, then extract them and assemble the bomb and detonate it from toilet. More here, including the likely effect on the racial profiling debate.
  • Suspicious airplane passenger questioned in Mich.

    01/15/2010 7:38:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,156+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/10 | John Flesher - ap
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. Police questioned a passenger on a small commercial plane that flew from Chicago to a northern Michigan resort town on Friday after the crew reported he was acting suspiciously. Crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 6036 said the 28-year-old California man had taken "an article" into the bathroom and left without it, said Traverse City Police Capt. Steve Morgan. The crew found that a panel inside the bathroom had been tampered with, he said. They requested law enforcement assistance while approaching Cherry Capital Airport, Morgan said. A government official said earlier the passenger had made a...
  • Jet halted at LAX; two men are removed by police

    09/28/2009 12:53:13 PM PDT · by mnehring · 48 replies · 2,736+ views
    A plane was stopped from taking off from Los Angeles International Airport, and two men on board were taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD Lt. John Romero said the men, who appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent, were acting suspiciously. A law enforcement source said at least one of the men ran into a restroom on the plane and appeared to hide while the New York-bound jet was taxiing on the runway, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing. The flight crew confronted the two...
  • Panel: Transgender woman can choose restroom

    05/20/2009 10:58:16 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 64 replies · 3,227+ views
    AUGUSTA, Maine The Maine Human Rights Commission says a restaurant discriminated against a transgender woman by asking her to use the mens room until she had sex reassignment surgery. The manager of a Dennys restaurant in Auburn made the request of Brianna Freeman of Lewiston after a female customer complained of having to share a restroom with "a man." Chad Cloutier, a lawyer representing the restaurant, says the woman threatened to call police.
  • Actor Dustin Hoffman names a bathroom after him

    01/17/2009 3:09:55 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 2,171+ views
    hindu ^ | 01/15/2009
    London, Jan 15 (PTI) Actor Dustin Hoffman has named a bathroom after him at the college where he was once thrown out of. The 71-year-old actor just his attended his first year in Santa Monica Junior College in California. Hoffman revealed that he was not a very good student in his teen years but about nine years ago the college authorities asked if they could honour him in their new theatre, Contactmusic reported.