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  • The seemingly healthy dishes on new vegan menus at high street restaurants that contain a THOUSAND…

    10/18/2017 7:25:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:23 EDT, 18 October 2017 | Imogen Blake
    There are more than half a million vegans in Britain, and that number is rising everyday — making a plant-based diet one of the nation’s fastest growing lifestyle choices. It’s why this month several of the country’s biggest chain restaurants have launched or expanded vegan menus, so that those who eschew all animal products have more choice when they dine out. Many assume that a vegan lifestyle is much healthier than being a meat eater or even than being simply vegetarian — but some of the new menu items prove that vegan dishes are not always good for you. Some...
  • Video shows terrifying moment a pipe bomb EXPLODES inside a Minnesota mosque as at least...

    10/18/2017 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 18, 2017 | Jessa Schroeder For
    FULL TITLE: Video shows terrifying moment a pipe bomb EXPLODES inside a Minnesota mosque as at least a dozen visitors are inside during the morning prayer ewly released video footage from the Minnesota mosque bombing shows startled worshippers sprint outside the sanctuary in seek of safety. The mysterious explosion, which took place inside the Dar Al Farooq Community Center in Bloomington the early morning of August 5, erupted after an unidentified suspect tossed a pipe bomb into the office dedicated to a mosque leader. As many as twelve individuals were in attendance to a service during the time the incident...
  • Attorney requests court sanctions against DA's office before 2nd Twin Peaks trial

    10/18/2017 5:33:10 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/18/2017 | KRISTIN HOPPA
    The attorney for the second biker scheduled for trial in the deadly Twin Peaks shootout says prosecutors have not complied with discovery motions and should be assessed fines for disregarding court orders before his client's upcoming trial. Clint Broden, Dallas attorney for Matthew Clendennen, of Hewitt, filed the emergency motion, asking the state to show cause as to why the McLennnan County District Attorney's Office has not submitted a "realistic" exhibit and witness list before his client's Nov. 6 trial date. Broden stated that in a Sept. 15 pretrial hearing, the state agreed to provide the documents earlier this week,...
  • JPS school honoring Jefferson Davis to be renamed after Barack Obama

    10/18/2017 1:09:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies | Oct. 18, 2017 | Bracey Harris
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  • Child Uses Selfie Stick to Beat Clown That Tried to Grab Him From Bushes

    10/18/2017 12:03:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WHDH ^ | OCTOBER 18, 2017
    A person dressed as a clown was beaten with a selfie stick by a child riding a bicycle in Voulsia County. According to Fox 13, the victim told the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office someone dressed as a clown jumped out from behind bushes and tried to grab him. The 11-year-old victim, riding a bicycle, then began to beat the clown with a selfie stick. The victim said the clown, standing 5 feet 9 inches and 230 pounds, was wearing blue hair, a rainbow-painted face, red foam nose, black boots and pants and a green, long-sleeved shirt. The clown began chasing...
  • Man Hides in Woods for 10 Years to Escape Nagging Wife

    10/18/2017 12:01:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    WHDH ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2017
    It sounds like something from a comedy, but a British man who was believed missing for 10 years has returned after he said he hid in the woods to escape his nagging wife. Fox News reports that 62-year-old Malcolm Applegate left his wife of three years after she would argue with him over his increased work as a gardener. “For three years it was all right, we got on with one another and the gardening got too much for her,” Applegate told the Daily Mail. Applegate told the news outlet that his wife did not like the increased amount of...
  • Exile Guo Wengui casts shadow over China’s party congress

    10/18/2017 8:08:25 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 17, 2017 | Lucy Hornby
    Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at If anyone thought that what happens in the Chinese Communist party stays in the Chinese Communist party, a determined gadfly ensconced in New York has proven them wrong. This week’s five-yearly party congress will reveal which top officials will serve...
  • Waco Swat Speaks

    10/18/2017 5:00:24 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 10/17/2017
    Day five of the maddeningly slow Jake Carrizal trial in Waco ended with a cliff hanger, like the previous four days.The day began with testimony from a polite, professional, retired cop named James Owens who used to work in the Waco police computer forensics lab. He was a consummate government employee. He took meticulous notes and photographed everything, He recorded the contents of phones belonging to defendant Christopher Jacob Carrizal and Bandidos Marshall Mitchell and Ray Allen. The prosecution tried to enter the original downloads from those phones into evidence. Casie Gotro, who is defending Carrizal, never saw the original...
  • Burned Cat Rescued From Santa Rosa Storm Drain Reunited With Owners

    10/17/2017 9:16:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | October 17, 2017 | Kevin McCallum
    The badly burned cat rescued from a storm drain in a fire-ravaged Fountaingrove neighborhood has been reunited with his owner and is now being treated at UC Davis. “He’s a survivor,” owner Eric Menton said Tuesday of Abu, the 12-year-old tabby cat. “We knew, with all the moves he’d been through, he’d figure out how to survive, and sure enough, he did.” The story is just one of many emerging of injured or missing animals being reunited with family members as they try to rebuild their lives in the wake of the catastrophic North Bay wildfires. Menton, his wife and...
  • YouTube Suspends Account of Chinese Dissident

    10/17/2017 6:20:12 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 17, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    YouTube has suspended the video account of popular Chinese dissident Guo Wengui amid a mounting pressure from the Beijing government to silence one of its critics. According to a person familiar with the action, YouTube issued what the company calls a "strike" against Guo, who since the beginning of the year has created an online sensation by posting lengthy videos in which he reveals details of corruption by senior Chinese officials. The suspension involves a 90-day block on any new live-stream postings of videos and was the result of a complaint made against a recent Guo video for alleged harassment....
  • Fearless Goat-Herding Dog Refuses to Abandon Flock amid Deadly California Wildfires only for [Trunc]

    10/17/2017 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Cecily · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 17, 2017 | Regina F. Graham
    A fearless goat-herding dog who refused to abandon his flock amid the deadly wildfires in California miraculously survived the flames that torched the property completely. Roland Tembo Hendel said his family and he were shocked to see that their dog, Odin, his sister Tessa, and their eight bottle-fed goats survived the deadly Tubbs Fire that destroyed his property in Sonoma County. He explained in a lengthy Facebook post that's gone viral how they had to leave Odin behind along with the goats after rushing to pack up their other dogs and cats to flee the fast approaching fire. 'By 11:10...
  • Carrizal’s Defense Won Today

    10/17/2017 5:04:00 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 41 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 10/16/2017
    Carrizal’s Defense Won Today Houston lawyer Casie Gotro shook a lime tree last Friday. Today she made margaritas. She was late to court as she often is. Her client, Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal, sat at the lawyer’s table all alone. One of the prosecutors, Michael Jarrett, glanced at his watch and smirked. The judge, Matt Johnson, glared at an invisible spot over the courtroom door. When she arrived six minutes late she was admonished by Johnson. She promised not to do it again. Five prosecutors are trying the case. The other side is just Casie and her entourage. Throughout the...
  • Trial begins for Casper resident charged with sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

    10/16/2017 9:15:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    star tribune ^ | October 16, 2017 | Elise Schmelzer
    The jury trial for a Casper resident charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl began Monday. Miguel Martinez faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. If found guilty, Martinez could face up to 70 years in prison. Martinez’s public defender, Tracy Hucke, said at a previous hearing that her client identifies as a woman and uses the name Michelle.
  • Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

    10/16/2017 3:42:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:10 PM EDT | Todd Richmond
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect for the flag and veterans. Players should drop the “divisive political sideshow” and speak out against domestic violence instead, the governor wrote. NFL league meetings Tuesday offer an opportunity to strongly condemn domestic violence, Walker added. “My request is simple: stand for the American flag and the national anthem...
  • Escaped Oklahoma Inmates Walk Back to Jail After Smoking Pot, Visiting Girlfriends

    10/16/2017 12:16:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, October 14, 2017 | Jessica Schladbeck
    Two men behind bars at an Oklahoma jail on drug charges briefly escaped to tend to affairs of the heart and “smoke weed,” police said. Inmates Harley Davidson and Rakeem Lennox around 10 p.m. waited for jail staff to leave the area around their room before sneaking off and stealing the key to the laundry room, according to a statement from Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park. They managed to leave the facility and spent their brief moments of freedom visiting their girlfriends. About two hours after their escape, the trusties walked back to the Choctaw County Jail. Two female inmates...
  • Megyn Kelly Today, Today: 'Have You Ever Been Attacked By a Wild Cougar?'

    10/16/2017 11:44:44 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 53 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 10/16/2017 | Bobby Finger
    Welcome to Megyn Kelly Today, Today, a new daily column in which we will share the most memorable things that happened on Megyn Kelly Today every morning until we are no longer able to watch Megyn Kelly Today without feeling like there will be no tomorrow. ·Megyn Kelly walked onstage in a tan suede dress. ·Megyn Kelly began by discussing Mayim Bialik’s terrible op-ed, which she hated. ·Megyn Kelly said some things that made the audience applaud. ·Megyn Kelly discussed the outrage against Woody Allen. ·Megyn Kelly said, “There was a very scary moment for passengers on an Air Asia...
  • Press Conference, Rally, and Candlelight Prayer Vigil, Aim to Expose Illegal Late-term Abortion...

    10/16/2017 11:30:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    operation rescue ^ | October 16, 2017 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Press Conference, Rally, and Candlelight Prayer Vigil, Aim to Expose Illegal Late-term Abortion Facility in Bethesda Bethesda, MD — This week, Nebraska late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart plans to begin offering “advanced gestation” abortions at an illegal abortion facility,, Inc., in Bethesda, Maryland. However, that opening, set for October 17, 2017, will be met with a strong and unified pro-life response. A press conference and rally, sponsored by the Maryland Coalition for Life and a group of activists with the @StopCarhart coalition, will be held on opening day at noon on the sidewalk outside the new office located...
  • Dublin locals complain about mosque’s call to prayer “noise pollution” [Ireland]

    10/16/2017 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 16, 2017 04:48 AM | Irish Central Staff
    Locals in west Dublin have filed an appeal against plans for a large-scale mosque in the area, citing concerns the call to prayer would cause “noise pollution.” The Fingal County Council granted planning permission for a mosque to the Shuhada Foundation of Ireland last month. The mosque, including a 95-foot-tall minaret, a community center, and a primary school is to be built on the site of Warrenstown House, in Blanchardstown. Dr. Taufiq al-Sattar, a neurosurgeon in Dublin, pledged to build the mosque in memory of his late wife and three children who died in an arson attack in Leicester, England,...
  • Texas county worker arrested for $1.2 million fajitas theft

    10/16/2017 6:58:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 59 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | AP
    Gilberto Escaramilla was fired in August and arrested after authorities obtained a search warrant and found packages of the Tex-Mex food in his refrigerator. Investigators subsequently checked vendor invoices and determined he would intercept county-funded food deliveries and deliver them to his own customers. The scheme imploded when he missed work one day in August for a medical appointment and a delivery driver showed up with 800 pounds of fajitas, but officials said the juvenile department didn't serve fajitas.
  • ‘Vegan Bernie Madoff’ Freed From Rikers

    10/15/2017 10:28:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2017 | Georgett Roberts
    So-called “Bad Vegan” Sarma Melngailis was freed from Rikers Island Friday after completing a four-month jail sentence on fraud and grand-larceny charges. The former owner of celeb-fave Gramercy Park “raw vegan” restaurant Pure Food and Wine will now serve five years’ probation. She must also pay $1 million restitution for admittedly stiffing investors, her employees and state tax officials.