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Archive: Charles's posts for April 25th, 2010

Apr. 25 2010 — 7:12 pm | 10 views | 0 recommendations | 1 comment

Spider-Man #28: ‘The Molten Man’ (September 1965)

This is another rare item from the Lizard Collection, slightly rough around the edges but completely intact and otherwise unblemished: Spider-Man #28, published in September 1965 with a dramatic black cover for the first appearance of one of Spidey’s most famous villains, Molten Man. One of my favorite covers in the whole collection.

Apr. 25 2010 — 5:06 pm | 7 views | 0 recommendations | 4 comments

Sunday Afternoon Music: Reign of Kindo, ‘Needle and Thread’

The Reign of Kindo has a new video, another interesting and unclassifiable rock-jazz hybrid song titled “Needle and Thread,” recorded live in the studio. This track is on their self-named EP.

Apr. 25 2010 — 2:38 pm | 566 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

AZ Truck Driver Handcuffed, Forced to Show Birth Certificate

An honest American citizen is handcuffed and forced to show a birth certificate, in a harbinger of what to expect when Arizona’s absurd immigration laws go into effect: Truck driver forced to show birth certificate claims racial-profiling.

PHOENIX – A Valley man says he was pulled over Wednesday morning and questioned when he arrived at a weigh station for his commercial vehicle along Val Vista and the 202 freeway.

Abdon, who did not want to use his last name, says he provided several key pieces of information but what he provided apparently was not what was needed.

He tells 3TV, “I don’t think it’s correct, if I have to take my birth certificate with me all the time.”

3TV caught up with Abdon after he was released from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in central Phoenix. He and his wife, Jackie, are still upset about what happened to him.  

Jackie tells 3TV, “It’s still something awful to be targeted. I can’t even imagine what he felt, people watching like he was some type of criminal.”

Abdon was told he did not have enough paperwork on him when he pulled into a weigh station to have his commercial truck checked. He provided his commercial driver’s license and a social security number but ended up handcuffed.

Apr. 25 2010 — 1:20 pm | 20 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Belgian Bishop Resigns in Sex Abuse Scandal

The longest-serving Roman Catholic bishop in Belgium has resigned after admitting he sexually abused “a young man in my close entourage.”

In a statement issued by the Vatican on Friday, Roger Vangheluwe, 73, the bishop of Bruges since 1984, said that the abuse had occurred “when I was still a simple priest and for a while when I began as a bishop.”

“This has marked the victim forever,” he said.

The bishop said that on several occasions he had asked the victim and his family to forgive him, but the wound had not healed, “neither in me nor the victim.”

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