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  • An Eerie Tour of Craignethan Castle

    06/26/2017 6:47:27 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-26-17 | JR
    Craignethan Castle is a ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located above the River Nethan, a tributary of the River Clyde, at NS816464. The castle is two miles west of the village of Crossford, and 4.5 miles north-west of Lanark. Built in the first half of the 16th century, Craignethan is recognised as an excellent early example of a sophisticated artillery fortification, although its defences were never fully tested.
  • The Battle of Szigetvar 1566

    01/11/2017 12:14:03 PM PST · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXKbSDtHY5k The last battle of the age of classic castle warfare, Its Hungary against Islamic imperial conquest!
  • The Man in the High Castle. (Season 2).

    12/17/2016 7:50:55 AM PST · by mad_as_he$$ · 60 replies
    Amazon Rouku | 12/17/2016 | Self
    The Second Season of "The Man in the High Castle." dropped on Amazon yesterday. It is a very well written, directed and visually stunning series. It will go down as one of the great series in entertainment.
  • Is this Crathes Castle’s ‘Green Lady’ ghost?

    11/29/2016 12:23:28 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://www.scotsman.com ^ | Nov 28 2016 | unknown
  • Family Livid After Homeowner Shoots And Kills Teenage Burglary Suspect (He had no money)

    03/16/2016 3:39:23 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    KFI AM 640 ^ | March 15th 2016 | KFI AM 640
    17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot and killed by a 54-year-old homeowner when she saw him climbing out a window in her home. According to CBS Miami, the unidentified homeowner was alerted to a break-in by her home security system. You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood. You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view. Waht-da-heck?
  • Archaeologists discover secret tunnel in ancient Hittite castle

    10/21/2015 1:33:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | October 19, 2015 | Jeva Lange, Hurriyet Daily News
    The excavation of a mountain castle in central Turkey has revealed a secret tunnel, built by the Hittites around 4,000 years ago. Geval Castle, on Takkel Mountain in Central Anatolia, sits over 5,500 feet above sea level and once offered a strategic 360-degree vantage point for a population that regularly faced assaults from the Egyptians, Assyrians, and Thracians throughout their history. As a result, Hittites were master underground builders, although the exciting discoveries at Takkel Mountain appear to be the first of their kind. "We have discovered secret tunnels in the castle. We have cleaned there and revealed a [328-foot...
  • Iowa Supreme Court affirms right to be drunk on front porch

    06/12/2015 12:11:04 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 42 replies
    KAKE.com ^ | 06/12/2015 | KAKE.com
    The Iowa Supreme Court has affirmed the right to be drunk on your front porch. The court ruled Friday in the case of Patience Paye, who appealed her 2013 public intoxication conviction. Paye called police after fighting with her boyfriend and met officers on the front porch of her Waterloo home. While investigating the domestic assault complaint an officer questioned Paye about whether she'd been drinking. A test revealed her blood alcohol concentration at 0.267 percent, more than three times the amount considered drunk for driving. She was charged and convicted. But she appealed, saying her front porch isn't a...
  • Two Florida Burglars Broke Into The Wrong Woman’s Home

    04/02/2015 7:07:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Two Florida Burglars Broke Into The Wrong Woman’s Home Her previous job taught her how to deal with such threats. B. Christopher Agee — April 1, 2015 Volusia County Sheriff's Office According to authorities in Volusia County, Fla., two suspects were promptly arrested from the scene of a reported burglary after the homeowner gave one of them a beating he likely won’t soon forget. WKMG reported that Margaret Gulla was at home when a man and woman approached her house. The two suspects, 35-year-old Tobias Cobb and 38-year-old Kimberly Jarrell, apparently had an organized approach to residential burglary. Police indicate...
  • 'Castle Doctrine' bill faces long odds in Minnesota House

    03/19/2015 6:04:55 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-18-15 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Gun rights supporters rolled out this year's version of the "Castle Doctrine" in the Minnesota House on Wednesday, but House leaders said the measure is unlikely to win focus in 2015. The "Castle Doctrine" would give Minnesotans greater rights to use their guns to defend their property. Expanding that ability has long been a goal for supporters, but the expansion also has long been thwarted. That is unlikely to change this year. "I don't want to go at it again until I think I can garner up enough support in the Senate and in the governor's office. There's no sense...
  • Mother of Bo Morrison sues Slinger homeowner who killed her son

    01/14/2015 1:13:05 PM PST · by Monitor · 28 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Bruce Vielmetti
    The mother of Bo Morrison, who was killed by a Slinger man when Morrison hid in the man's house while fleeing from an underage drinking party, has filed a lawsuit against the man and his insurance company. Washington County District Attorney Mark Bensen declined to charge the homeowner, Adam Kind, with a crime in the March 2012 incident, finding Kind acted in self-defense. The incident prompted numerous protests about "the castle doctrine," adopted by legislators the previous year, but Bensen said Kind would have been cleared even without the law's extra presumptions in favor of residents using deadly force in...
  • ‘A sin and an abomination': White Castle starts serving veggie sliders

    12/30/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Various Twitter comments copied by Twitchy ^ | December 30, 2014 | Various Twitter accounts
    Carnivorous fast food eaters are stunned by White Castle’s decision to add a “veggie” slider to their menu.
  • Suspect in German exchange student killing pleads not guilty

    05/22/2014 5:51:38 PM PDT · by wideawake · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/21/2014 | Crimesider Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. - A Montana man accused of fatally shooting a German exchange student in his garage pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday, Reuters reports. Last month, 29-year-old Markus Kaarma, of Missoula, allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Diren Dede, of Hamburg, Germany, after the teen broke into his garage. The former U.S. Forest Service firefighter has been charged with deliberate homicide, according to the news agency.
  • Dracula's Castle Up for Sale

    05/19/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Global Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jess Zimmerman
    Now you can own Dracula’s castle Transylvania's Bran Castle, long connected with Bram Stoker's indelible creation, is for sale. Count Dracula never lived in Bran Castle, in the Transylvania region of Romania, because he was a fictional character. But look, it’s a Gothic-looking castle in Transylvania — plus, Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker’s indelible creation, was reportedly imprisoned here. So it’s no surprise that it’s commonly called “Dracula’s Castle,” and that (like Transylvania’s Hunyad Castle and Poenari Castle in Wallachia) it’s often linked with the vampire legend. And now, you can own it. If you...
  • Teens' deaths raise 'reasonable force' questions for instructors

    05/04/2014 9:26:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-3-14 | Erik Burgess
    When Jere Hilland teaches you how to defend yourself, he always preaches using "reasonable force." "In other words, if someone punches you in the nose, you can punch them in the nose," said Hilland, who has taught firearms classes in North Dakota for 10 years. "But you can't keep punching them in the nose. That's excessive force." That's where Hilland guesses Byron Smith went wrong. Smith was found guilty Tuesday of premeditated murder after fatally shooting two teenagers who entered his home in Little Falls, Minn., on Thanksgiving Day 2012. Smith, who admitted shooting the teens "more times than I...
  • Fearing burglars, Montana man fatally shoots teen exchange student in garage

    04/30/2014 5:23:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 72 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-29-14 | Matt Volz and Amy Beth Hanson
    HELENA, Mont. -- A western Montana man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old exchange student in his garage is receiving death threats and is afraid to leave his home, the man's attorney said Tuesday. Markus Kaarma, 29, was released from jail Monday after posting a $30,000 bond on a charge of deliberate homicide in the death of Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. Since then, Kaarma, his partner Janelle Pflager and their 10-month-old baby won't leave their Missoula home after receiving the threats, attorney Paul Ryan said. "They're really on edge about what's going to happen to them and...
  • Archaeologists find secret chamber at Drum Castle

    07/06/2013 12:33:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Scotsman, STAHB ^ | Thursday, July 4, 2013 | Frank Urquhart
    Drum Castle, the seat of the Chief of Clan Irvine for centuries, has the oldest keep in Scotland and is the oldest intact building in the care of the trust. The trust is planning to bring in specialists to remove cement pointing on the ancient tower and replace it with traditional, breathable lime mortar to help preserve the historic keep. And the hidden chamber -- complete with its medieval toilet -- was uncovered while initial archaeological investigations were being conducted by Dr Jonathan Clark from FAS Heritage. Dr Clark...: "We were surprised that when we carefully unblocked the windows and...
  • Is the State Hiding a Major Bible Era Find?

    04/20/2013 1:59:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    ..... The capital "apparently indicates that an entire temple of castle is buried beneath it," the newspaper adds. However, when Rosental contacted the Israel Antiquities Authority to inform them of the find, the person he spoke to simply said – "Yaron, good for you. You found it, but we already are aware of it. Now forget about the whole thing and keep your mouth shut." Rosental said that he later found out that the IAA had known about the side for 18 months. He said that no digging has taken place since then, and that even steps like cordoning off...
  • Three Common Tactical & Legal Mistakes You Should Know (and avoid)

    09/17/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 13 September, 2012 | Jeffrey Denning
    I’m going to assume you’re a reasonable person. You do not provoke or engage in physical confrontations for the sport of it. You are legally authorized to possess a firearm. Further, your self-defense case does not hinge upon your alcohol consumption, your right to stand your ground or some off colored remark you may have made a week ago. Regardless of all of these things, you may still end up seeing the inside of a courtroom after you fire your gun defensively and there are still three big things in particular that can land you into blistering hot, legal and...
  • ‘I shot burglars to protect my lovely wife. Then police came... ’

    09/08/2012 11:05:45 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9-9-12 | Andrew Parker
    A COUPLE held by police for 66 hours after robbers were shot at their cottage spoke for the first time yesterday about their “living nightmare” following their arrest. Businessman Andy Ferrie, 35, said he opened fire simply to protect his “precious, lovely wife” Tracey. She revealed she became so terrified after their arrest she thought cops would NEVER release them. And between them, they told of a shocking ordeal in which they were THROWN in separate police cells wearing grey prison-style tracksuits and black plimsolls; GRILLED by cops in a series of interviews; BANNED from talking to each other, and...
  • Texas justifiable homicides rise with 'Castle Doctrine'

    07/03/2012 5:40:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    chron.com ^ | 2 July, 2012 | Yang Wang and Dane Schiller
    In Houston early Friday, a 19-year-old convenience store clerk shot and killed a 52-year-old man who stole beer, according to police. The matter remains under investigation, but the clerk was not arrested. In Texas and elsewhere, each time someone is shot dead with a claim of self-defense, a grand jury must decide if an indictment is warranted. However, deliberations by grand juries are secret and the basis of their decisions is seldom public. The Chronicle also examined times of death, gender and race of both the shooters and the dead. Citizen shootings most often happen after dark, and involve a...