Here’s someone who probably deserved a living wage

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Hamburger flippers in our country think they have it tough? Security guard in Bali suffocated by 15′ python.

A security guard was strangled to death by a python in front of terrified onlookers today outside a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali.

Ambar Arianto Mulyo, 59, who worked at a nearby restaurant, had offered to help capture the 15ft-long snake which had been spotted several times near the hotel in Bali’s Sanur area.

Mulyo managed to secure the snake’s head and tail and put it on his shoulders, according to  Agung Bawa, an assistant security manager at the hotel, which is closed for renovations until 2015.

But the python wrapped itself around his body and strangled him to death, Bawa said.

People watching the incident were unable to help and called the police, who came but failed to save the man.

‘It happened so fast,’ Bawa said, ” that we could not do anything to help him; we’re just crushed.”
(I made up that last quote)


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4 responses to “Here’s someone who probably deserved a living wage

  1. AJ

    Those things are all over Florida. I think it takes at least three people to handle one safely, and even then they’re always trying to coil on someone. At least that’s what I remember from the last TV show I watched where they went python hunting near the Everglades in Florida.

    But speaking of snakes:

    ‘New Revelation that AG Eric Holder Is Protecting JPMorgan Chase NYC From Criminal Investigation’

    “Providing additional evidence that the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is protecting “banks too big to fail,” Pulitzer Prize winning financial reporter David Cay Johnston has revealed that the DOJ has refused to force JPMorgan Chase to comply with an ongoing investigation into the bank’s possible knowledge of Bernard Madoff’s fraud scheme of a few years ago.

    The information obtained might reveal that the bank chose to financially benefit from criminal activity:

    Bernard Madoff’s principal bank, JPMorgan Chase, has for years obstructed federal bank examiners trying to ascertain what it knew about his gigantic Ponzi scheme, an official document obtained by Newsweek shows.

    The Justice Department refused in September to back up Treasury inspector general staff who wanted a court order to enforce a subpoena, in effect shielding JPMorgan from law enforcement, the October 8 document shows.

    The Justice Department told the Treasury Inspector General “that they were denying the request for enforcement of the subpoena,” which means officials “could not undertake further actions regarding this matter,” wrote Jason J. Metrick, the inspector general special-agent-in-charge.

    Johnston disclosed the latest damning indication of the DOJ shielding Wall Street banks that dominate US finanes in a Newsweek article. The DOJ pattern of not exploring potential big bank criminal activity was admitted to by Attorney General Eric Holder — as BuzzFlash at Truthout reported at the time — as recalled by Johnston:

    Last March Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate hearing he was afraid to prosecute the Too Big to Fail Banks, as it could do even more economic damage, …”

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Johnston would be well advised to seek the services of several former SEALs. If true, the implications of this amount to a political thermo nuke for the democrats.