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~1.4m in the bank.

Thoughts on making money? (Currently vying for level 2 clue scrolls using guards at Varrock Palace - any alternatives?) And how about training methods? The latter is my primary training method right now while I make some money.

Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

27 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

Most of you will remember Leonard Nimoy who played as Spock in the original series and the movies.

http://www.nytimes.c...at-83.html?_r=0

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Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.

His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: “Live long and prosper” (from the Vulcan “Dif-tor heh smusma”).

Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

26 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

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Tuesday 24 February 2015 21.43 GMT
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound,
rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what
lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has
long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local
attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square
describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who
spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:
At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later
pronounced dead.
Brian Jacob Church, a protester known as one of the “Nato Three”, was held and
questioned at Homan Square in 2012 following a police raid. Officers restrained Church for
the better part of a day, denying him access to an attorney, before sending him to a nearby
police station to be booked and charged.
“Homan Square is definitely an unusual place,” Church told the Guardian on Friday. “It
brings to mind the interrogation facilities they use in the Middle East. The CIA calls them
black sites. It’s a domestic black site. When you go in, no one knows what’s happened to
you.”
Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
Shackling for prolonged periods.
Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as
young as 15.26/02/2015 The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse­laden 'black site' | US news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardi...cans­black­site 2/7
The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the
much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted
people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells
and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown.
Unlike a precinct, no one taken to Homan Square is said to be booked. Witnesses, suspects
or other Chicagoans who end up inside do not appear to have a public, searchable record
entered into a database indicating where they are, as happens when someone is booked at a
precinct. Lawyers and relatives insist there is no way of finding their whereabouts. Those
lawyers who have attempted to gain access to Homan Square are most often turned away,
even as their clients remain in custody inside.
“It’s sort of an open secret among attorneys that regularly make police station visits, this
place – if you can’t find a client in the system, odds are they’re there,” said Chicago lawyer
Julia Bartmes.
Chicago civil-rights attorney Flint Taylor said Homan Square represented a routinization of
a notorious practice in local police work that violates the fifth and sixth amendments of the
constitution.
“This Homan Square revelation seems to me to be an institutionalization of the practice
that dates back more than 40 years,” Taylor said, “of violating a suspect or witness’ rights
to a lawyer and not to be physically or otherwise coerced into giving a statement.”
Much remains hidden about Homan Square. The Chicago police department did not
respond to the Guardian’s questions about the facility. But after the Guardian published
this story, the department provided a statement insisting, without specifics, that there is
nothing untoward taking place at what it called the “sensitive” location, home to
undercover units.
“CPD [Chicago police department] abides by all laws, rules and guidelines pertaining to any
interviews of suspects or witnesses, at Homan Square or any other CPD facility. If lawyers
have a client detained at Homan Square, just like any other facility, they are allowed to
speak to and visit them. It also houses CPD’s Evidence Recovered Property Section, where
the public is able to claim inventoried property,” the statement said, something numerous
attorneys and one Homan Square arrestee have denied.
“There are always records of anyone who is arrested by CPD, and this is not any different at
Homan Square,” it continued.
The Chicago police statement did not address how long into an arrest or detention those
records are generated or their availability to the public. A department spokesperson did not
respond to a detailed request for clarification.
When a Guardian reporter arrived at the warehouse on Friday, a man at the gatehouse
outside refused any entrance and would not answer questions. “This is a secure facility.
You’re not even supposed to be standing here,” said the man, who refused to give his26/02/2015 The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse­laden 'black site' | US news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardi...cans­black­site 3/7
name.
A former Chicago police superintendent and a more recently retired detective, both of
whom have been inside Homan Square in the last few years in a post-police capacity, said
the police department did not operate out of the warehouse until the late 1990s.
But in detailing episodes involving their clients over the past several years, lawyers
described mad scrambles that led to the closed doors of Homan Square, a place most had
never heard of previously. The facility was even unknown to Rob Warden, the founder of
Northwestern University Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, until the Guardian
informed him of the allegations of clients who vanish into inherently coercive police
custody.
“They just disappear,” said Anthony Hill, a criminal defense attorney, “until they show up
at a district for charging or are just released back out on the street.”

Full story: http://www.theguardi...cans-black-site

[*]Mar 1st - Rot vs Di+Df (ft Vr)

18 February 2015 - 10:15 AM

Any questions feel free to pm me or any of the CD staff. - Wee Man

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PK Video of the Season - Winter Entries Closed!

13 February 2015 - 10:58 PM

.:: PK Video of the Season ::.


PKVotS Fall: http://forums.zybez....nner-announced/

CURRENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: You must have posted your video on Zybez between the dates of: 1st December 2014 - 28th February 2015.

Hi there! Welcome to PKVotS, for the older users, they will remember this competition as PKVotM. We have decided to revive this competition to add some fresh competitiveness and breathe some fresh air into PK Videos. This project aims to give recognition to those who are deserving. By that, we mean who has the best PK video currently on RSC. This competition is hosted by us every three months, as each season ends. The way a winner is chosen is through our team of selected and experienced judges. There are currently a good amount of judges so your video will be viewed by a number of different people with different views, judgements, likes, dislikes and so forth, if you are interested in becoming a judge, please PM a member of the PK staff - we will only accept articulate and experienced people. The final videos with the most consistently positive reviews are then brought together and chosen upon a final standing - it is from there that a winner emerges. Videos are judged upon:


Skill - this is perhaps the most important aspect of a video. Your video can be lacking in all other areas but still be a strong contender with this alone. The more skilled PKers can anticipate their opponents moves, use the surrounding area, game mechanics and different fighting styles to their advantage. They can dominate opponents with ease and mistakes will be minimal.

Music/Editing - while music is 'to each their own', editing should definitely be one with the music, the better editors will be able to tie in gameplay, music and editing into one. A good editor will rarely use the same transition twice and will more than likely be using more advanced editing software like Sony Vegas to take advantage of the wider editing capabilities.

Loot - while it is harder for certain builds to get the better loot it is not impossible. Do some risk fights, fight different builds. We can appreciate certain account types getting a kill that is good relative to their account type.

Risk - every account type can excel in this category. The more you risk on a consistent basis shows us that you have a bit of confidence in your gear and ability to get the better of your opponent.

Variety - a big one. Use different weapons, different loadouts, different locations, include multi clips, risk fights, luring, DMing, staking - in this category, more is better.

  • How this thread works: you'll have a certain amount of time to post your video here for us. We'll then close the topic and judge all the entries. A member of the PK staff will post regular updates on the thread letting you know how the judging process is coming a long. The winners will be announced in a separate thread and will be made aware via PM.
  • How to submit a video: when the entry phase is here and you wish to submit a video you must post it on this thread. When posting, you MUST link us to THE THREAD on Zybez that your video is in - we will not go searching for it. It must also be streaming - no downloads.

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Current Status: ENTRIES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.


.:: Rules ::.


1. You may only post a video YOU have made - You cannot nominate anyone else.

1i. Duo/trio videos are allowed - you must be a part of the duo/trio.


1ii. Team videos are allowed - you may post it as a representative of your team.


2. You can only post one video - If you post more than one, none of your videos will be considered.


3. Time Bound - Your video must have been released in the months of which the competition is about. The current competition is the Winter season. Therefore your video must have been posted on Zybez from 1 December 2014 - Feb 28 2015.


4. Your video must be on Zybez - You must have a thread here on Zybez showcasing your video, then you can link us to it.


5. Link us - Make sure you link us to your video, will we not go searching for it.


6. Streaming - We will not download any videos.


.:: Rewards ::.

You'll have the recognition of having the best video on Zybez. You'll get promoted to the rank of Zybez Exclusive. You'll get access to a new forum to chill with relaxed rules and discussion, among other perks. You will also receive a banner to put in your signature glorifying your achievement, and your thread title that your video is in will also be coloured to stand out from the crowd. Posted Image

.:: Judges ::.

We seek the help of regular members of this community to supplement this project. Without them, it wouldn't work. The current judges on the team are as follows:

Player Kills staff judges:


Grace

Magick

jacko
Kevin♫

Non Player Kills staff judges:


Leejjon

Sfa05
Richworth

spoonheb


.:: Archive ::.

If you have previously won an award and are not listed in the Archives, PM a member of staff and they will edit you in.

Note: the majority of our archives from 2010 and 2011 have sadly been lost, so if any winners would like to be added, please contact us.


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