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    The tabloid gutter news thread.

    I read so many threads on Thai forums that suggest only Thailand produces morons and misfits that I think a thread devoted to the antics of our compatriots back home would put things in a more accurate perspective. So, a real goldmine of stories is obviously the Daily Mail. Just remember to change all names to Somchai and Pornthip etc and you have a real Thai style story.


    Father, 58, and son, 36, who battered a man to death with a table leg and stabbed him 40 times with a Stanley knife in a pub brawl sparked when one of them spilled beer over the victim's barmaid girlfriend are facing jail.

    A father and son brutally beat and stabbed a man to death in a pub with a table leg and Stanley knife - after their victim attacked the son for throwing beer at his barmaid girlfriend at a different pub earlier in the night.
    Jason Gardner, 43, was stabbed at least 40 times in the vicious attack at the Earl of Cornwall pub in Cippenham, Slough.

    Charlie Joseph Ward, 36, was convicted of murder and possession of an offensive weapon at Reading Crown Court today while his father John Ward, 58, was found not guilty of murder but was convicted of manslaughter.
    They will be sentenced by on Tuesday with Charlie facing a mandatory life sentence.
    The fight broke out at 11.30pm on May 9 last year and started after Mr Gardner attacked Charlie for throwing a pint at his girlfriend, Emma Mead.

    Ms Mead had refused to serve Charlie and his wife Martina earlier in the night at the Long Barn pub, a short distance away.
    The jury heard how Mr Gardner had plotted revenge against the younger Ward, taping over his van's registration plate, putting on a balaclava and going to the Earl of Cornwall pub to confront him.

    He then burst through the doors and struck Charlie over the head with a metal torch while he sat with his father and other family members.
    Charlie then took a Stanley knife out of his pocket and, together with his father, fought Mr Gardner.
    The jury heard that Mr Gardner's skull was scored with the knife during the six-minute brawl.
    He was slashed and stabbed 40 times with the Stanley knife wielded by Charlie.
    At one point, Mr Gardner tried to leave through the pub's main door but was dragged back inside by Ward's father John, who threw him into an upturned table.

    As Mr Gardner lay in a pool of his own blood John then ripped off the leg of a wooden table with his bare hands and used it to beat him, before stamping and kicking him.
    CCTV footage also showed Charlie Ward's white top becoming more and more blood-soaked as he knelt over Mr Gardner and appeared to punch him repeatedly.
    During the attack, Charlie's mother Winnie Ward and wife Martina, who was wearing a dressing gown, desperately tried to get the men to stop and even tried to drag them off Mr Gardner.
    He suffered a cardiac arrest but was revived by police called to the Earl of Cornwall.
    However, despite emergency surgery through the night, Mr Gardner died the next day.
    Rossano Scamardella QC, prosecuting, told the jury sitting at Reading Crown Court: 'On May 9, Jason Gardner had taken it upon himself to find and confront a man who had thrown a drink over his girlfriend.

    'The man who had thrown that drink was Charlie Ward.
    'Jason Gardner had taken drink and drugs and he was determined to attack and injure Charlie Ward who was socialising with his family on a local pub.
    'Jason Gardner's decision to confront Charlie Ward was one he would pay for with his life.'
    Mr Gardner had been told by a friend where Charlie Ward was drinking less than an hour after his girlfriend and bar worker, Emma, had refused to serve Charlie's wife, Martina, a drink in a nearby pub called the Long Barn.
    'He burst through the doors and Charlie was sat with his father John, his mother Winnie and wife Martina,' the prosecutor told the jury.
    'He struck Charlie in the head and then did it another two or three times. Having been hit and hurt, Charlie along with his father then attacked and killed Mr Gardner.

    'Within seconds Charlie had retrieved the Stanley knife from his pocket and used it to slash and stab Mr Gardner.
    'The post mortem examination established that Mr Gardner had been stabbed 40 times wounds mainly to his face, head and neck. Some went through the full thickness of the skin right down to the bone.
    'John Ward did not use a knife and when he attacked Mr Gardner, Charlie was standing in another part of the pub. What happened next was caught on CCTV and by witnesses in the pub who called the police.'
    Mr Scamardella told the jury that it must have been obvious to the older man that Mr Gardner was seriously injured.
    By this time his wife Winnie, who he was meant to be celebrating his 40th wedding anniversary with the next day, had hold of her son's Stanley knife and the baton torch Mr Gardner had arrived at the pub with.
    The prosecutor added: 'Mr Gardner was seriously injured, laying on the floor and no threat to anyone. There followed a gratuitous attack by John Ward.
    'He broke off the leg of a wooden table with his bare hands and used it on Mr Gardner before stamping, with his heel pointing downwards twice and kicking him.'
    Father and son were arrested at the scene and during police interviews Charlie Ward said he did not have a knife and used reasonable force in genuine fear for his safety.
    His father said he attacked his son's attacker as he was trying to protect his family.
    Both men denied murder.

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    Good thread Bonglek. There will be plenty of material for this one for sure!

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    Man chews up police car seat after cocaine arrest

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (WFOR) -- A Florida man was arrested Thursday night after more than 40 grams of cocaine were found in his possession during a traffic stop near in the Florida Keys, but not before he decided to eat part of the arresting officer’s patrol car seat.

    According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Melvin Stubbs, 37 of Homestead, was charged with cocaine trafficking and resisting arrest. He was also charged with property damage for chewing up and/or eating a Sheriff’s Office patrol car seat after he was taken into custody along Mile Marker 59.

    Stubbs was stopped by police for driving with very dark, illegal window tinting. It was then discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest for violating probation stemming from cocaine sales.

    Stubbs tried to run away but was caught and Tasered by one of the officers. Police say they found four baggies of cocaine inside his jacket pocket with a total weight of 41.1 grams.

    After placing him in the back seat of a patrol car, Stubbs chewed off and/or ate a large piece of the seat, causing at least $1,000 in damage, according to police.

    Officers said he was so combative, they had to put his feet in restraints and took him to Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon.

    He was medically cleared and then taken to jail."

    You reckon he might have been a little bit HIGH?

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    Violent rampage in Canberra's south sees men attacked, cyclist hit, man exposing himself to traffic.

    Three men were allegedly attacked at a Canberra worksite, a cyclist was rammed off his bike and passing traffic witnessed a man exposing himself in what a Canberra magistrate described as a "bizarrely violent" rampage.

    David Anthony King, 32, was refused bail in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday over eight charges, including an assault which forced one victim to defend himself with an axe.
    Police allege Mr King, who was under the influence of drugs at the time, walked up to three men at an industrial site in the south Canberra suburb of Hume about 12:00pm on Sunday, while wearing all black and no shoes.
    Court documents read that he began pointing his finger aggressively and yelling at the first man.
    When the man turned in an attempt to walk away, Mr King allegedly struck him in the back of the head "about two times," knocking his hat off.
    Mr King then started beating his chest and rambling nonsense, the statement of facts read.
    He allegedly then put his arm around the shoulder of the second man and said "mate, we've got to look after the kids".
    'I love you bro, don't panic'

    When the third man walked over to help his friend, Mr King allegedly puffed his chest up and said: "The Lord, don't do anything to harm your kids".
    Police allege he then jumped on top of the third man and moved in a humping motion.
    As the third man pushed him off, Mr King allegedly said to him:
    "I love you bro, don't panic. Andy needs his kids to look after him."
    The statement of facts read that Mr King then returned to yelling aggressively at the first man and hooked three punches at him.
    He allegedly went back to the second man and put his arm around him, continuing his nonsensical rant about God and children.
    He then hit the second man in the temple, knocking off his glasses. When the victim bent down to pick them up, Mr King allegedly punched him again in the face.
    Victim turned to axe for protection, court hears

    The second man allegedly took the brief opportunity of Mr King turning his back to reach for a nearby axe and wave it above his head.
    Each time the man raised the axe in an effort to prevent further attacks, Mr King would allegedly fall to his knees, sometimes whimpering.

    Police alleged Mr King then walked towards the site office and drove onto the Monaro Highway in one of the victim's cars.
    Police said he deliberately swerved in front of a cyclist riding in the southbound lane and hit the cyclist's ribs, causing him to fall off the bike.
    Court documents read Mr King then got out of the car and approached the cyclist, rambling about children while seemingly affected by intoxicating substances.
    He allegedly grabbed the cyclist by the shoulders before throwing fists at bystanders who tried to help the cyclist.
    One bystander allegedly grabbed a star picket from his car to scare Mr King away.
    Police allege man exposed himself to traffic

    It was at that point police said Mr King dropped his pants and began touching himself inappropriately in front of passing traffic.
    He then stood in the middle of the road, the documents read, while trying to wave down traffic.
    Police allege they caught Mr King shortly before 12:30pm, running shirtless past Rose Cottage in Gilmore.
    While at Canberra Hospital to undergo blood tests, Mr King allegedly admitted to taking methylamphetamine the night before the rampage.
    He faced eight charges in court on Monday, including four common assaults, an indecent exposure, dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    His defence lawyer said his client suffered a drug-induced psychosis at the time of the incident, and that Mr King admitted to having a problem with the drug ice.
    Magistrate Peter Morrison called the behaviour "very bizarre, very violent conduct" and refused bail.
    Mr King is due to return to court next month.

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    Snowflake triggered

    Woman loses new job for exposing her old employer's controversial YouTube channel entitled #MeNeither

    When Camila Coddou found out her former employer, who apparently co-owned a chain of coffee shops, had a politically charged YouTube channel called #MeNeither, the feminist felt compelled to expose her. And now she’s paying for it.

    Coddou worked as an operations manager for Ristretto Roasters in Portland, Ore., from 2013 to 2018. She says the coffee company and cafe chain is co-owed by Nancy Rommelmann and her husband, Din Johnson.

    Woman loses new job for exposing her old employer's controversial YouTube channel entitled #MeNeither
    Yahoo Lifestyle Maggie ParkerYahoo LifestyleJanuary 12, 2019

    When Camila Coddou found out her former employer, who apparently co-owned a chain of coffee shops, had a politically charged YouTube channel called #MeNeither, the feminist felt compelled to expose her. And now she’s paying for it.

    Coddou worked as an operations manager for Ristretto Roasters in Portland, Ore., from 2013 to 2018. She says the coffee company and cafe chain is co-owed by Nancy Rommelmann and her husband, Din Johnson.

    Coddou discovered Rommelmann’s YouTube page on Jan. 7. The channel has three videos. They consist of discussions between Rommelmann, an author and journalist, and Leah McSweeney, also a journalist. Coddou was disturbed by the content. “To see your boss deny the experiences of sexual assault survivors in a public forum is pretty disheartening,” Coddou tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

    “When these videos were shared with me by a current concerned employee, I knew it was my duty to inform the public about these videos,” Coddou says. She immediately shared them on her social media channels and alerted local media outlets. She said she had the support of 30 current and former Ristretto employees.

    Two days later, on Jan. 9, she was dismissed from her new bookkeeping job because Ristretto is one of her employer’s clients, Coddou says. “After I saw Rommelmann’s YouTube channel and shared the public information on my personal social media profile, I received a call from the bookkeeper saying she could no longer bring me on,” Coddou explains. “She stated that what I had done in sharing the public YouTube channel was slander and that in the legal paperwork — which I hadn’t yet signed — there was a specific clause regarding slander against a current client of the business.” The bookkeeper did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

    While speaking out against Rommelmann’s YouTube channel has cost her, Coddou won’t back down.

    As a queer women of color who has worked in the largely cis-male-dominated field of specialty coffee for over a decade,

    I make it my personal responsibility as consumer to know who I am supporting when I visit a business,” she says. “My goal isn’t to negatively impact Ristretto or to lead a boycott, or to have dialogue with Rommelmann regarding her opinions. My goal is to give people information so that they can then make their own choices as to where they spend their money.”

    She was originally shocked by the videos, in which the two women discuss “toxic femininity”; attack Harvey Weinstein’s accusers Asia Argento and Rose McGowan, calling them a “succubus” and “fame-eater” respectively; and defend Louis C.K.’s quick comeback. “For the most part I valued my professional relationship with Nancy when we did work together through the years,” she says. “I had some inkling about her political beliefs. I knew that there were fundamental differences in our belief systems, so I did my best not to engage in political discourse with her.”

    However, Rommelmann denies that she was ever Coddou’s superior. In fact, she denies any official involvement in her husband’s company. “When the first RR opened in 2005, I was very involved: baked, cleaned and handled back-end stuff,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “The company was seen as a mom-and-pop business, including, though we repeatedly corrected them, that was I was part-owner of the business. I was not, I never have been. … I would ALWAYS say, ‘This is Din’s business.’”

    As they say you really can't make this shit up. And, by the way, Yahoo News is tabloid crap too!

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    Woman banned from Walmart after riding cart while drinking wine from Pringles can, police say.

    Police were called to a Texas Walmart after a woman was reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding an electric cart in the parking lot.

    Officers responded to a call around 9 a.m. about a suspicious person in the store’s parking lot, the Times Record News reported. Investigators found the woman at a nearby restaurant and told her she was banned from the Walmart.

    The caller said the woman had been riding around the store’s parking lot since 6:30 a.m., drinking wine from the potato chip can."

    9 am does seem to be a bit early even 'Dr'. Bob, eh?

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    Ex-Avon lady, 74, is convicted of killing her 54-year-old boyfriend with knife after she saw him urinating in her conservatory after drinking session.

    A 74-year-old former Avon lady has been convicted of killing her 54-year-old boyfriend after she saw him urinating in her conservatory after a drinking session.
    Angela Ayre stabbed Mark Evans with a knife at the home they had shared for 23 years in Dunstable, Bedfordshire on the night of March 8.
    Ayre initially faced a murder charge, but a jury downgraded this to manslaughter after ruling she had tried to cause some harm, but not serious harm. She had claimed Mr Evans' death was accidental as she didn't realise she was holding a knife.
    Trial judge Andrew Bright QC adjourned sentence for Ayre until next month.
    He granted the pensioner bail until then but said he wanted a full pre-sentence report along with a medical report.
    During the trial, the court heard Ayre suffered from a variety of medical problems including diabetes and asthma. She also has issues with her blood pressure.
    Judge Bright told Ayre he needed to know more about her health.
    He warned her that she was looking at a significant custodial sentence, but he said he wanted to know more about how she would cope with prison.
    Ayre was told to come to court for the sentencing hearing 'prepared for the worst but hoping for the best’.
    The court heard how on the night of March 8 last year the pair were drinking heavily at the semi-detached house they shared in Dunstable.

    She told the jury she had been in her kitchen when she saw him urinating in her conservatory.
    Ayre, who has two children from her marriage, told the jury of six men and six women she was washing up when he 'barged' into her saying: 'He probably tripped and that's when he barged into me.
    'I did not even know I had a knife in my hand and he fell down behind me.'
    Mr Evans died from a stab wound to the heart. .

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    ^Heh, got one that'll top yours, Bonglek!

    Oh man, that’s just fowl

    Ripped it off from here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    ^Heh, got one that'll top yours, Bonglek!

    Oh man, that’s just fowl

    Ripped it off from here:
    They look like a charming couple . Glad they don't live this side of the planet.

    He must be a bit retarded. She told him to stuff the Turkey and he got the wrong meaning.

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    ^Yeah, they look like hard-core Tweakers (Meth heads) Notice their complexions.

    Real solid citizens!

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