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  • Bikini Contest Marred When Woman Clobbers Fellow Competitor In Head With High-Heeled Shoes

    06/22/2017 9:47:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    smoking gun ^ | 06/22/2017
    A bikini contest competitor is facing a battery charge for allegedly clobbering another female contestant over the head with high-heeled shoes, Florida police report. According to cops, Erica Kaitlyn Mize, 24, tangled with the victim last month during the Miss Sailfish Regatta Bikini Contest in Stuart on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Investigators allege that after the 11 bikini-clad contestants left the stage in Stuart’s waterfront Causeway Park, Mize tussled with the 23-year-old victim (who is the current girlfriend of Mize’s former boyfriend). As first reported by Will Greenlee at TCPalm, the victim told cops that Mize (pictured at right) warned her...
  • False M6.8 Quake Alert Blamed On Revision Of 1925 Earthquake

    06/22/2017 9:33:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/22/2017
    A report of a major earthquake off the coast of Santa Barbara was actually a false alarm based on a quake that happened in 1925. The U.S. Geological Survey sent out an email alert Wednesday afternoon saying a magnitude 6.8 quake had struck in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. The event was promptly deleted from the USGS website, but screenshots of the page made their way around social media. ... USGS geophysicist Rafael Abreu says researchers were working on the 1925 earthquake when the mistaken alert went out. Dr. Lucy Jones made light of the error,...
  • Vanity: How many insurance companies have pulled out of which states under Obamacare?

    06/22/2017 9:30:12 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 1 replies
    6/22/'17 | OreganRancher
    In order to rebut some letters to our local paper, I need the total number of medical insurance companies that have either, pulled out of counties or states, or have raised their premiums in the same. Need sources of the above.
  • Report: TV Execs Wondering If Megyn Kelly’s Show Will Get Axed

    06/22/2017 9:30:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22, 2017 | Tony Lee
    NBC’s newest talent Megyn Kelly’s first three shows have failed to beat reruns of 60 Minutes, and television executives are already reportedly wondering if NBC is going to cancel Kelly’s Sunday newsmagazine show after the football season.
  • "I Wanna Be Your Mog" (Parody of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges)

    06/22/2017 8:58:28 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 6/22/17 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg" (performance, lyrics), Iggy Pop, et al (music)
    In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of "Spaceballs" I give you "Spaceballs: The Punk Rock Parody!" For a free download of "I Wanna Be Your Mog," click here, click on More, and choose Download.
  • Fitness model Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser

    06/22/2017 8:55:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies ^ | June 22, 2017 | GEOFF HERBERT
    A French fitness model and lifestyle blogger is dead after a "domestic accident." The BBC reports Rebecca Burger, 33, was killed Sunday when a can of whipped cream suddenly exploded, apparently causing a heart attack. French media said she died of cardiac arrest after the dispenser burst, striking her in the chest. Her Instagram account, which had more than 160,000 followers, shared a photo after her death showing the whipped cream siphon that "exploded and struck Rebecca's thorax, resulting in her death." The brand of whipped cream dispenser Burger used was not named, but the BBC says a French consumer...
  • Record-breaking sniper kills ISIS terrorist with two-mile shot

    06/22/2017 8:25:51 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 55 replies ^ | 06/222017 | Gemma Mullin
    A hero sniper took out an ISIS fanatic with an incredible 11,300-foot shot — which is more than 2 miles — the longest confirmed kill ever. A member of Canada’s Joint Task Force 2 killed the insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle during an operation last month in Iraq. Sources wouldn’t reveal the names of the elite sniper and his spotter or the exact location where the shooting took place for operational reasons. A military source told the Globe and Mail: “The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces.” “Instead of dropping...
  • Box Office: 'Transformers 5' Posts Series-Low Opening Day With $15.7M

    06/22/2017 8:19:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    The summer tentpole is banking on a strong run overseas to make up for franchise fatigue in North America. Paramount and Hasbro's Transformers: The Last Knight easily topped the Wednesday box office chart with $15.7 million from 4,069 theaters, but that's the lowest opening day for any film in the franchise, including those titles that likewise debuted midweek. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) grossed $37.7 million when launching on a Wednesday, while Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) took in $62 million on its first Wednesday. Pre-release tracking suggests Transformers 5 will post a five-day domestic debut in the...
  • What to Do About Fiscally Irresponsible States Like Illinois?

    06/22/2017 8:03:39 AM PDT · by Reily · 37 replies
    This needs its own separate but more general topic. “What Do You Do With States That Get Into Fiscal Trouble Like Illinois?” I guess Illinois is the worst case but are not California, New York and others not far behind? Question: Can this be laid at the feet of Nixon’s “Revenue Sharing”? Doesn’t federal revenue sharing allow states to skate their own fiscal responsibilities, since Uncle Sucker (meaning other states!) will now pay its bills? What are some solutions?
  • This Stunning Medieval Longsword Was Just Pulled From a Polish Bog

    06/22/2017 7:56:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 06/21/2017 | George Dvorsky
    ate last month, an excavator operator was working at a peat bog in the Polish municipality of Mircze when he accidentally stumbled upon this glorious specimen of 14th century craftsmanship. The remarkably well-preserved longsword is a unique find for the area, and its discovery has prompted an archaeological expedition. The discoverer of the long sword, Wojciech Kot, donated the artifact to the Fr. Stanisław Staszic Museum in Hrubieszów, and the museum’s staff is currently analyzing the medieval weapon. The sword is badly corroded, but considering it’s been buried in a peat bog for over 600 years, its condition is rather...
  • 2 Cosby holdouts prevented guilty verdict, juror says

    06/22/2017 7:38:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Chris Francescani and Jessica Puckett
    In an exclusive interview with ABC News, a juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case said that after dozens of hours of grueling deliberations in a tiny room, 10 of the 12 jurors agreed he was guilty on two counts. On a third count, only one of the jurors believed he was guilty.
  • Vox Writer: Special Elections Results Mean 'Republicans Are in Trouble'

    06/22/2017 7:23:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    HOORAY! We lost again!!! A reliable source of humor after Democrats lose elections is Vox writer Matthew Yglesias. A month ago Yglesias was celebrating the loss of the democrat in the Montana special congressional election by declaring his loss to really mean a win for democrats. Yglesias continued mining this political comedy vein by declaring that the loss of Jon Ossoff in the George 6th Congressional District special election, after the party blew over $30 million on his campaign, really means that the "Republicans are in trouble."
  • Dianne Feinstein Defends Canceling Conservative Speakers On Campus

    06/22/2017 7:15:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2017
    Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein defended the University of California, Berkeley at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, and suggested colleges shouldn’t have to accommodate controversial speakers. The hearing was sparked by countless free speech violations on college campuses across the country, where conservative speakers are often shouted down by leftist protesters, physically assaulted or in some instances prevented from speaking at all. ... In a heated back-and-forth with one of the panelists at the hearing, UCLA law professor and First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh, Feinstein declared, “One of the problems that I have is that there is an expectation...
  • Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

    06/22/2017 6:58:12 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 69 replies
    If you like your coffee black, you may be someone who prefers strong flavours, takes good care of their health, or just wants to drink their coffee the way it’s supposed to be drunk. Or, you may be a psychopath.
  • Hitler's last gasp! Kamikaze Doodlebug with room for a PILOT that was the Nazis' [tr]

    06/22/2017 6:32:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | NIck Enoch
    An incredibly rare Kamikaze version of Adolf Hitler's deadly V1 terror weapon is about to go on display at a British museum 47 years after it was saved from the scrapheap - and restored in Germany. The piloted Doodlebug was effectively a suicide bomb packed with one ton of explosives in its nose. Towards the end of the Second World War, some 5,000 V1 rockets, the world's first cruise missile, were launched by the Germans to bomb London, causing massive loss of life.
  • Glastonbury revellers get the party started VERY early by inhaling balloons of laughing gas [tr]

    06/22/2017 6:21:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | Siofra Brennan
    here were a few sore heads this morning at the Glastonbury Festival after revellers continued the party well into the night, following scorching temperatures on the first day of the famous event. And while some might opt for a bacon sandwich after a big night, some spirited individual chose a rather more edgy breakfast of hippy crack. Revellers could be seen inhaling balloons filled with laughing gas just as the sun was making a tentative first appearance.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Concomitant

    06/22/2017 6:18:09 AM PDT · by tioga · 11 replies ^ | Thursday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". Concomitant[kon-kom-i-tuh nt, kuh n-] Adjective: existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent:an event and its concomitant circumstances.Noun: a concomitant quality, circumstance, or thing. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. he sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, enlighten me or entertain me to get extra credit.
  • List of violence by Progressive Liberals

    06/22/2017 5:56:12 AM PDT · by TheShaz · 14 replies
    I need a list of violence committed by Liberals.
  • Transgender man is four months PREGNANT with his second child (truncated)

    06/22/2017 5:31:04 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 62 replies ^ | 06/22/2017 | Unity Blott
    "Transgender man is four months PREGNANT with his second child (after he came off hormone treatment to 'preserve his fertility')" *Kaci Sullivan, 29, from Wisconsin, had his first child while living as a woman *But he said that living as a woman was 'soul-crushing' and decided to transition *In 2013, he began taking male hormones and underwent a double mastectomy *He did not have gender reassignment surgery in order to 'preserve his fertility' *Kaci is now pregnant with his second child with his boyfriend and lives as a man
  • Trumpular ( music video ) !

    06/22/2017 5:06:52 AM PDT · by sushiman · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/2/2016 | Pogo
    He says the video was pretty much " neutral " when made , but he now admits to being a big fan of President Trump . Christopher Nicholas "Nick" Bertke (born 26 July 1988), stage name Pogo, is an Australian electronic music artist whose work consists of recording small sounds, quotes, and melodies from films, TV programmes or other sources, and sequencing the sounds together to form a new piece of music. A number of Pogo's works consist almost entirely of the sounds he samples, with few or no additional music or sound samples .