According to court employees, a woman accused of stealing a $2 pumpkin will face a jury trial Tuesday.
Annette Atencio said she can’t believe her 23-year-old sister, Lauren Medina, will actually have to go to trial over a pumpkin.
“I’m in disbelief — the more I talk about it, the angrier I get,” Atencio said.
Atencio said the charges stem from October 2011, when her sister went to McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty and forgot to pay for a small pumpkin.
Medina spent $75 that day on funnel cakes and other food, and then, Atencio said; her sister went on some hay rides in the back.
But, when Medina was leaving the property, Atencio said her sister picked up a small pumpkin and police approached her.
“(Medina) said, ‘Oh my god, I’m so sorry. Can I pay for them?’ (They said), ‘Nope,’ and she was handcuffed immediately — end of story, no ifs or buts,” Atencio said.
In the United States, ultrafast trading in financial markets between 2006 and 2011 was the underlying factor for over 18,000 extreme price changes, according to a new study. Neil Johnson, a professor in the physics department of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, one of the authors of the study, thinks that a buildup of such “fractures” can destabilize the market. This study, “Financial Black Swans Driven by Ultrafast Machine Ecology” was submitted to arXiv earlier this month, suggesting the link between extreme-change fractures and market crashes.
Today I learned there are two totally different countries both called “The Netherlands”.
The one I live in, and the one Santorum describes.
And to think this idiot is one of the five possible candidates for the most powerful position in the world. America, get your shit together.
Like the curtain finally falling from the Wizard of Oz to find just a small, frail, man pretending to be far more powerful and relevant than he really was. Microsoft’s biggest miss was allowing the world to finally see the truth behind the big lie — they were not needed to get real work done. Or anything done, really.