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Old 07-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #4326
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Yes, this is a legitimate new release & serves as a reminder to secure windows/doors. Police Reminding Everyone to Lock Doors and Windows after Bizarre Break-In | Vancouver Police Department #NakedChefArrest

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One man is in custody after a bizarre break-in to a home in east Vancouver prompting police to remind residents to lock their doors and windows.

At about 7:00 last night, the resident of a home in east Vancouver found a naked stranger in his kitchen, cooking eggs. When confronted, the stranger fled from the home.

Police were called, and a 30 year-old Burnaby man was arrested a short distance away.

It is believed the suspect was in the home for 20 to 25 minutes, and had even taken a shower before being discovered in the kitchen.


Charges of being unlawfully in a dwelling house have been requested.

There have been 1157 residential break-and-enters in Vancouver so far this year, and the Vancouver Police Department is hoping that homeowners stay vigilant, particularly since 400 of these break-ins show no signs of forced entry.

Warmer weather is here and more people will be spending time outdoors, and leaving windows and doors open to stay cool.

“Ensuring your doors and windows are locked is a simple deterrent,” says Constable Brian Montague. “Don’t make it easy for someone to break-in to your house.”
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5,000 year old ruins torn down by property developers in Peru

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Real estate developers using heavy machinery tore down a 20ft (6m) tall pyramid at one of Peru's oldest archaeological sites, cultural officials have said.

Rafael Varon, deputy minister of cultural patrimony, told reporters on Wednesday that the destruction occurred over the weekend at the ruins of El Paraiso, a few miles north of Peru's capital, Lima.

He said his agency has lodged criminal complaints against two companies for the damage – identified as Alisol and Provelanz – and has moved to seize the equipment used. People who answered the telephone at both companies said no one was available to comment.

Peru's tourism ministry says El Paraiso was built some 4,000 years ago and was a religious and administrative centre, long before the rise of the Inca culture encountered by the Spanish conquerors.

Marco Guilen, director of an excavation project at El Paraiso, said the people who tore down the pyramid "have committed irreparable damage to a page of Peruvian history".

"We are not going to be able to know in what ways it was constructed, what materials were used in it and how the society in that part of the pyramid behaved," said Guilen.

Varon said people apparently working for the two companies tore down one pyramid and tried to destroy three others, but were stopped by witnesses.

Mayor Freddy Ternero of San Martin de Porres, the town where the ruins are located, said the pyramids were sited in agricultural fields and were not guarded, though he said the minister of the interior sent police to protect it after the incident.
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Unfortunately, this happens ALL THE TIME.

Mexico is the worst for it.

Just a few months ago part of a Nazca line was taken out.

There is little the international community can do unless these sites are protected under UNESCO.

OH, and something to think about....the public finds all this always so shocking and adopt this whole, "OMG, HOW COULD THEY" attitude towards this stuff, but what would you say if a site out in Pitt Meadows that represented some of the earliest adoption of agriculture in the PNW and dated older than this Peru site is now sitting under the new Abernathy Way.

Or, how about a 10,000 year old site that is now a vineyard just outside of Kamloops?

May not be a pretty little pyramid, but it is no less important. I could blow your mind with the shit that has been destroyed in the province for the sake of "progress".

Don't see those stories on the news, do you?
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Unfortunately, this happens ALL THE TIME.

Mexico is the worst for it.

Just a few months ago part of a Nazca line was taken out.

There is little the international community can do unless these sites are protected under UNESCO.

OH, and something to think about....the public finds all this always so shocking and adopt this whole, "OMG, HOW COULD THEY" attitude towards this stuff, but what would you say if a site out in Pitt Meadows that represented some of the earliest adoption of agriculture in the PNW and dated older than this Peru site is now sitting under the new Abernathy Way.

Or, how about a 10,000 year old site that is now a vineyard just outside of Kamloops?

May not be a pretty little pyramid, but it is no less important. I could blow your mind with the shit that has been destroyed in the province for the sake of "progress".

Don't see those stories on the news, do you?

I've no problem with sites being developed over as long as they're not deemed extremely significant and a proper application process is done
especially if the sites had already been researched/documented in some form or another i realize researchers will deem all sites highly significant and find reasons to always research said sites but i don't think its fair or necessary to go that far if it gets in the way with growth/development

the issue i have with the story i posted is that it was a significant site and the developers had torn it down without permission
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how would you define significance?
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my view of whats significant and say what the government would deem significant is very different and when i speak of being "deemed extremely significant" i leave that up to the government to decide and hopefully they'll have consulted universities/museums/et al. in deciding the value of a site and weigh it against what the proposed development would provide
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Funny enough, it is not up to the universities, museums, and even the gov't to determine what is significant enough to protect. TBH, there is NO sure-fire significance ratings in BC that can and will protect any archaeological site. The BC Archaeology Branch has a set of guidelines in regards to site significance, but it is up to the archaeologist hired to determine. And even then, it doesn't mean much.

Recommendations can be made (which was actually one of my jobs as an archaeologist) as to how a site is mitigated, but the only time a site is left alone is because of money.

Example: Walmart in Pitt Meadows was scheduled to be built on a piece of untouched land which meant an Impact Assessment needed to be conducted. They found it to be a human burial site. There is no law that says they can not built over it....however, the mitigation plan was very expensive and walmart declined.
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Over 20 years ago, a landscaper in eastern Germany discovered a formation of trees in a forest in the shape of a swastika. Since then, a number of other forest swastikas have been found in Germany and beyond, but the mystery of their origins persist.

Blame it on the larches. Brandenburg native Günter Reschke was the first one to notice their unique formation, according to a 2002 article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. To be more precise, however, it was the new intern at Reschke's landscaping company, Ökoland Dederow, who discovered the trees in 1992 as he was completing a typically thankless intern task: searching aerial photographs for irrigation lines.

Instead, he found a small group of 140 larches standing in the middle of dense forest, surrounded by hundreds of other trees. But there was a crucial difference: all the others were pine trees. The larches, unlike the pines, changed color in the fall, first to yellow, then brown. And when they were seen from a certain height, it wasn't difficult to recognize the pattern they formed. It was quite striking, in fact.

As he was dutifully accomplishing the task he had been given, the intern suddenly stopped and stared, dumbfounded, at the picture in his hand. It was an aerial view of Kutzerower Heath at Zernikow -- photo number 106/88. He showed it to Reschke: "Do you see what this is?" But the 60-by-60 meter (200-by-200 foot) design that stood out sharply from the forest was obvious to all: a swastika.

Reschke is actually a fan of his native Uckermark region of northeastern Germany, extolling its gently rolling hills, lakes and woods, as the "Tuscany of the north." But what the two men discovered in 1992 in that aerial photograph thrust this natural idyll into the center of a scandal.

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Reschke chartered a plane to fly over the area, and indeed, a neatly delineated swastika was clearly visible. The local forester, Klaus Göricke, set out to uncover the origin of the troubling larch formation, and he found out that the trees had been there for a long time. By measuring the trees, he came to the conclusion they had been planted in the late 1930s. That means that for decades, during every spring and autumn, a massive swastika took shape in the Kutzerower Heath -- surviving the Russian occupation, Communist rule in East Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall without ever attracting notice.

The fact that it went undiscovered for so long was in part due to the short period of time each year that it was visible. Furthermore, it could only be seen from a certain altitude, and the airplanes that headed north out of Berlin were already much too high for passengers to see the swastika in the forest. Private planes, on the other hand, were forbidden in East Germany.

It didn't take long for rumors to spread about how the swastika got there in the first place. A local farmer claimed that he had planted the trees as a child, with a forester paying him a few cents for each seedling he put in the ground. Others reported that it was put there as a sign of loyalty after a nearby villager had been taken to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp by the Nazis because he had secretly been listening to the BBC. Still another version holds that a local Nazi leader ordered the trees planted on the occasion of Hitler's birthday. Finally, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported that it was planted in gratitude to the Reich Labor Service for building a street in Zernikow.

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Seriously? Not at all respectful of the families, or the victims. I really dislike them as an organization.
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Just go and read and then think to yourself, "what sick f*** makes that connection for the purpose of PETA?"

Seriously? Not at all respectful of the families, or the victims. I really dislike them as an organization.
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On my way home from Abbotsford, I took Hwy 1 instead of the cheaper (no toll) Lougheed route. When I get to the 208th overpass, I see these two kids on their bikes sitting mid span. They looked like they were up to something, so I was totally prepared to duck out of the way of something. They were just above the right lane and I was in the left. There was a large spot of water on the road, so I figured the bastards were throwing water bombs at cars. As I get just under the overpass, I see dude in a jeep behind me swerve like he was gonna get shot by a missle or something. He loses control of the jeep and shoots across three lanes of traffic and ends up in the median/ditch. Looked like something right out of a movie. He didn't flip the jeep but it was one helluva rough ride for him.

Not 100% sure if the kids did anything, because they were sitting on their bikes, but I did see something odd on one of the bikes - something shiny. I had my dashcam on, but not sure if anything will show up as the sun was right in front of me. Damn windshield of mine has so many pits in it, it looks like a disco ball with all the sparkles that show up from the sunlight.

I saw a couple of other cars, through my rearview mirror, immediately pull over, so I left it at that. Hopefully the dash cam shows something.
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Nope. The dude in jeep was OK. Didn't flip the car. The kids would have been long gone by the time any cops get to the overpass. I was going to get off at 200th and head over there, but at 17:43, traffic is shitty.

I just looked at the footage. I thought it was three lanes, but it was two. It was a cream colour Jeep Sahara that got involved. The two boys were moving over to the right lane as I got to the overpass and sure enough, there was a puddle of water in my lane. It looked like a plastic water bottle they were about to throw over.

Fricken dumb ass kids.

I will call it in. It might help prevent this kind of thing from happening again. They should cover the overpass with a fence or something.
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