Re: Heads On Spikes

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Comment section is amazing:

Soccer of all games is not worth anyone dying over. It is the dumbest sport ever created besides Nascar and WWF (fake) wrestling.
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This is how CHESS was played when invented !!!! :)
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HA! I'd like to see a ref pull a knife out on Urlacher!

Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 3:53 PM
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Also, in the annals of not too relevant to the original article:

Jonny and Mary, if you are tired of hearing us Conservatives talk and complain about liberals I have the solution. "PAY YOUR OWN BILLS" then you will never hear from us again. And dont even try to convince me that you are a liberal and you pay your own way as well as the leeches that live off of your labors.

Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 3:58 PM
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I blush to admit that I saw something about this in a soccer forum and scrolled past it to check out some very important match results.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 4:03 PM
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At least they caught the guy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 4:14 PM
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I did, however, just spend a week in a beach house with 6 kids under the age of 9, so.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 4:17 PM
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Ah, Brazil. How I miss your relaxed lifestyle and mellow attitude.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 5:01 PM
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Was this a professional match or, like, an inner-city game between rival gangs?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 6:19 PM
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7: why can't it be both?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 6:30 PM
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8: Usually the gangs are fans, not the actual players.

(This whole story is crazy, but at least it's less depressing than the Dutch referee who was beaten to death over a call he made in a youth game.)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 7:16 PM
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Looks like he just got a... dead card.

Yeeeeeoooowwww


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 07- 8-13 7:19 PM
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Was wondering when somebody would pick this up.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 1:33 AM
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Not inner-city so much as wild west - the place is some town in the jungle called "Pio XII" which clues you in as to when it was founded.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 2:08 AM
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State of Maranhão (report I saw had town as Centro de Meiho--probably a smaller town within Pio XII) which is NE Brazil, somewhat remote, rural and impoverished but not the jungle interior.

Souza's brother Francisco then used a sickle to cutting off Silva's arms, legs and head, which he placed on a spike in the middle of the field, Costa said. He [poilice official - JPS] added that Francisco may have been on drugs at the time.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 3:00 AM
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Francisco may have been on drugs at the time.

Ya think?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 4:07 AM
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Hi, I'm Crazy Duarte.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 9:09 AM
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Trying to counterbalance awful with awesome, the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe is using old treaty rights to use land as a harvest camp and in the process head off an iron mining project. In Wisconsin. And my aunt is obsessed and all excited and probably going to have a giant facebook fight with my mom tonight about it, but that heads back to awful.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 11:18 AM
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It's always heartening when the disadvantaged are able to work the system in their favor. Neat that they've been able to pull it off.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 11:31 AM
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Heh. In the Klamath river basin, Indians just got their water rights restored to them this year (court case resolved) and have promptly enforced them, keeping water in the river for fish to the detriment of junior irrigators.

Should cause drama. But if we have a stupid system based on first-come, first-served, they clearly have the strongest rights.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 12:05 PM
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Junior Irrigators was never as popular as 4-H, but they were dedicated.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 12:26 PM
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Because it's the internet, there is actual video footage available of doctors arranging the referee's body parts on a table in their proper locations, like a gruesome jigsaw puzzle.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 12:39 PM
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20: I ran across mention of that as well as thumbnails of stills from it when looking up the info in 13. Never click the links.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 9-13 2:00 PM
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