Guns, What Guns on One Happy Island? At least nine shots were fired in Robbery Attempt in Aruba

In Aruba at least 9 shots were fired Friday night in a robbery attempt after clerks stepped out of their armoured vehicle while transporting money. What are the gun laws on Aruba? So much for violent crime not being an issue.

Spectacular raid on money-transport fails  (Amigoe 3/31/2008)

ORANJESTAD – Money transporters of a security service in Eagle barely escaped the bullets of two raiders last Friday evening.  The first shots were fired the moment the collecting clerks stepped out of their armoured vehicle to deliver a great amount of money they have collected, to their office.  The clerks managed to reach their office unhurt.  At least nine shots were fired.  The police immediately closed off the area and started with the investigation together with the atraco-team and the technical criminal investigation department.  They found some cartridges.  Most of the bullets were shot in the wall.  In the picture, some members of the investigation team entering the office to listen to the collecting clerks’ account.

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Dem Senator Joe Lieberman Backs Republican John McCain … “The Democratic Party today was not the party it was in 2000″

Joe Lieberman calls it as it is

Who really thinks that Barack Obama can bridge the gap between the two parties? No one, not even Democratic Senators in their own party. Joe Lieberman backs John McCain and says … this is the the same Democratic part from 2000. When todays Democratic attack Joe Lieberman, ask yourself why they had no issue with him in 2000? When todays Democrats attack John McCain, ask yourself why they begged, pleaded and wished he was John Kerry’s VP running mate in 2004?

Well, I say that the Democratic Party changed.

The Democratic Party today was not the party it was in 2000. It’s not the Bill Clinton-Al Gore party, which was strong internationalists, strong on defense, pro-trade, pro-reform in our domestic government. It’s been effectively taken over by a small group on the left of the party that is protectionist, isolationist and basically will –and very, very hyperpartisan. So it pains me.

I’m a Democrat who came to the party in the era of President John F. Kennedy. It’s a strange turn of the road when I find among the candidates running this year that the one, in my opinion, closest to the Kennedy legacy, the John F. Kennedy legacy, is John S. McCain.

From the Gateway Pundit, Joe Lieberman Blasts Hyper-Partisan, Isolationist Democrats Joe Lieberman Blasts Hyper-Partisan, Isolationist Democrats

As Red State says, It’s No Longer Your Father’s Democratic Party

Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – March 31, 2008 – Cell Phone Use More Dangerous Than Smoking?

  • Although Dana is admittedly not a doctor, he’ll still take Dr. Vini Khurana to task for making his anti-cellphone assertion.

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Aruba Boasts of 13.6% Increase in Colombian Tourists … To Bad they Only Represent 1.74% of Aruban Tourism

Sound the horns and let the pigeons loose in Aruba … there was a 13.6% increase in visitors to Aruba from Colombia. Aruba, your tourism is saved. I guess you have nothing more to fear and worry about from people expressing their First Amendment Constitutional Rights to protest and have their voice be heard in demanding “Justice for Natalee” at travel shows in the United States.

The bad news for Aruba is that their good news is a double edge sword. First, Colombian travelers only represent 1.74% of their tourism as a whole. This is hardly something to get excited about. The increase of 1580 tourists a year is not the things that should get the ATA and AHATA ready to through a party.

Secondly, Aruba better figure out what the likes and dislikes are of their greatest percentage of tourists to their island. Americans do not like change, especially when they go to the same tourist destination. Aruba has already lost those that consciously relate “Justice for Natalee” and missing Natalee Holloway to Aruba. Now they will lose the people that went to Aruba for the same old, same old vacation for years and years. To tell the average person from America that there is a 14% increase in Colombians to the place that they consider a tourist destination is hardly a ringing endorsement to go to Aruba. That is the perception. The more Aruba brings in other types of tourists, the less Americans will travel there. That is the reality.

UPDATE I: Here are some Island Getaway spots to travel to in the US

Do you feel the need to go to island getaway places? Why go abroad when there are some great places to visit in the United States.

Number of Colombian visitors increases  (Amigoe: March 30, 2008)

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Missing NY Pastor, Reverend Craig Rhodenizer, Found inside Ohio Strip Club

The search is over for missing pastor, Craig Rhodenizer. He was found OK, but most certainly with less $1 bills in his pocket than when he first went missing. Let’s guess, Rhodenizer was at the strip club showing the girls the errors of their ways and reforming sinners?

It looks like Reverend Jeremiah Wright of famed “Pastor Disaster” is not the only pastor with some explaining to do. New York pastor, Rev. Craig Rhodenizer, of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lyndonville, N.Y had been missing. His vehicle was found outside a strip club in Riverside, Ohio. Rhodenizer was found inside physically fine but emotionally distraught.

“When they had contact with him, he appeared to be very distraught and very emotional,” Lewiston Sgt. Frank Previte told The Buffalo News. “He told the officers that he did not know how he got there or where he was.”

Rev. Craig Rhodenizer

Dancers inside the strip club told investigators that Rev. Craig Rhodenizer spent two hours drinking alcohol, soliciting dances and making threatening comments. He also said he wanted to take the dancers back to his motel, according to the police report. In his car was a bottle of Bacardi rum. (WKBW)

Missing N.Y. Pastor Found in Ohio Strip Club

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