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  • Robber Forgets To Pull Down His Mask - 54 sec clip

    03/29/2017 6:03:37 AM PDT · by bogusname · 7 replies
    A Washington D.C. robber made a big mistake during an armed robbery of a convenience store, one that could very well cost him his freedom.
  • Kentucky Police Arrest Lurking Clown

    09/23/2016 12:04:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 September 2016
    Kentucky police have arrested a 20-year-old man dressed as a clown amid reports of dozens of menacing clowns spotted in at least six US states. Jonathan Martin was charged with wearing a mask in a public place and disorderly conduct in Middlesboro. Recent reports of clowns trying to lure children into wooded areas and harassing people have incited panic. Police have warned individuals against dressing up in clown costumes, adding it could lead to criminal charges. "Dressing as a clown and driving, walking or standing in public can create a dangerous situation for you and others," police in nearby Barbourville,...
  • Woman wearing niqab thrown out: Muslim woman booted from Family Dollar store by manager

    08/04/2016 10:56:31 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 70 replies
    GARY, INDIANA — A woman who went to buy charcoal was discriminated against and kicked out of a Family Dollar store for wearing a niqab and hijab, according to a report from ABC 7. Sarah Safi, 32, went to the store to buy some charcoal for a family barbecue, ABC 7 reports. “I might have made it 10 steps into the store and I hear the lady behind the counter say, ‘Ma’am, you need to take that off your face or you need to leave my store,” Safi said. She then began to record the exchange with the clerk on...
  • Fixing Tutankhamun's beard: 'unfortunately they used epoxy'

    10/21/2015 1:26:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday 20 October 2015, Last modified on Wednesday 21 October 2015 | Associated Press in Cairo
    Restorers have put their work on the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun on display in Cairo, over a year after the beard was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued back on with epoxy. A German-Egyptian team of experts showed off the mask in a laboratory in the Egyptian Museum, detailing plans for how the epoxy will be scraped off and the beard carefully removed before being reattached by a method to be determined by a joint scientific committee. Christian Eckmann, the lead restoration specialist, said the work should take a month or two, depending on how long it...
  • Emoticon Masks

    02/20/2015 10:57:23 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 9 replies ^ | 1-20-15 | me
    Emojis have become a cultural phenomenon, and now you can bring the fun to a face near you.
  • Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel

    01/19/2015 11:10:30 PM PST · by SteveH · 30 replies
    livescience ^ | January 18, 2015 | Owen Jarus
    A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist — a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year 90 — is set to be published. At present, the oldest surviving copies of the gospel texts date to the second century (the years 101 to 200). This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn by a mummy. Although the mummies of Egyptian pharaohs wore masks made of gold, ordinary people had to settle...
  • My Strange Addiction:The elderly man who wears rubber suits to look like a teen girl

    01/03/2015 1:36:07 PM PST · by woofie · 106 replies
    AOL ^ | January 2, 2015 | By RYAN GORMAN
    An elderly California doctor has gained a cult following on social media for dressing in a rubber suit while pretending to be a teen girl. Robert, a 70-year-old from Newport Beach, revealed his act on TLC's "My Strange Addiction." He is part of fetish group called "maskers." The masked man goes by "Sherry" while dressed as the belle of the ball, he told the reality show. He has been wearing the rubber suits for more than a decade. The septuagenarian does not give his real name, but claims to engage in the bizarre ritual "because I think I look amazing."...
  • CDC Recommends N85 Mask For Ebola That Stops Things 3 Microns In Size. Ebola Is .08 Microns

    10/08/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    3. Personal protective equipment and procedures The following PPE should be available for use by personnel providing direct care to the patient or with potential exposure to the patient’s body fluids, such as during cleaning: Fit-tested, disposable respirators (at least as protective as fit-tested NIOSH-certified disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators), for use during aerosol-generating procedures if needed.
  • LeBron James swaps black mask... for clear one at request of NBA

    03/02/2014 6:17:34 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 57 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Dan Loumena
    LeBron James knows that what's in the best interest of the NBA is usually in his best interest, which probably is why he complied with the league's request to wear a clear mask to protect his broken nose Saturday night rather than the cooler-looking black one he wore Thursday. As long as it’s transparent," James said of the mask. "As long as they can see my face ... my opponents. Just as long as it’s not black."
  • Bank robber in Merrimack is caught while fleeing to his getaway car, police say (Obama mask)

    09/12/2013 6:10:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    Nashua NH Telegram ^ | 9/12/13 | Joseph Cote
    MERRIMACK – The man who donned a Barack Obama mask and robbed a Bank of America branch on Wednesday morning didn’t get very far: Merrimack police caught him as he was fleeing to his getaway car. It is the third Merrimack bank to be robbed this summer. Police were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. to the Bank of America in the Shaw’s plaza at 356 Daniel Webster Highway for a report of a bank robbery. Based on witness accounts, police determined the man had fled on foot heading north. Lt. Paul Trepanney staked out Columbia Circle and spotted John Griffin...
  • “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page Collects Over 25,000 Fans in One Day

    08/14/2013 9:05:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling was banned for life from the Missouri State Fair rodeo after he wore an Obama mask and taunted bulls on Saturday night. Now, thousands of fans are flocking to support Tuffy. “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page has amassed over 25,000 supporters in a little over a day. Via The Missouri Torch: Poor Tuffy. A rodeo clown’s gotta eat.
  • NBC TODAY Show Missouri State Fair Rodeo Features Clown Wearing Obama Mask

    08/12/2013 9:59:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies ^ | 8/13/13 | nbc
    Vid at link
  • The Mask Is Ripped Off of 'Hope and Change'

    05/14/2013 7:09:49 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/14/2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Today’s Morning Jolt is jam-packed, as it is a special ALL-SCANDAL edition! SCANDAL ONE: Dear Media: Obama’s Indignant Benghazi Response Revealed a Lot Yesterday! Dear friends in the media. Come on. I mean, come on. You and I know what’s going with the Benghazi thing. Let me share something that I first put into play during the “was Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account hacked” debate, but that comes from watching the Lewinsky scandal, the where-did –Mark-Sanford-go scandal, the why-is-David-Wu-dressed-in-a-tiger-suit scandal, and a wide variety of wrongdoing committed by politicians: When there is evidence of scandalous or bizarre behavior on the part...
  • This Mask Gives You Superhuman Abilities

    05/06/2013 6:29:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Mashable ^ | 5/6/13 | Stan Schroeder
    Fans of Iron Man, take notice: A group of students at the Royal College of Art in London have created two masks that can give you superhuman sight and hearing. The first prototype covers the wearer's ears, mouth and nose and uses a directional microphone to give him the ability to hear an isolated sound in a noisy environment. For example, you could target a person in a crowd and clearly hear his words without the surrounding noise. The other prototype is worn over one's eyes. A camera captures video and sends it to a computer, which can apply a...
  • Al Qaeda Lives--The real story behind Benghazi and the other attacks of 9/11/12

    01/14/2013 1:06:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    What actually happened in Egypt and Libya on September 11, 2012? The story from the U.S. government has changed many times in an effort to craft a narrative that causes as little damage as possible to the Obama administration. Now the administration seems to have settled on something approaching a final version.The U.S. embassy in Cairo, September 11, 2012Newscom It goes like this:On September 11, and in the days that followed, citizens in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa gathered to protest The Innocence of Muslims, a video on YouTube produced in California that was disrespectful to Islam and the...
  • 28 Dead, Including 20 Children, After Shooting Rampage At Sandy Hook School In Newtown

    <p>State police are responding to a report of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive, school officials said.</p> <p>Police are reporting a number of injured parties. The nature of their injuries is not clear.</p> <p>There are unconfirmed reports of two shooters — one dead, one still at large.</p>
  • CBS News: 27 Dead, Including 18 Children, In Elementary School Shooting (Father was shooter)

    12/14/2012 10:40:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 185 replies
    CBS ^ | 12.14.2012 | CBS
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — CBS News is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 18 students, after a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The gunman is among the dead. CBS News’ John Miller reports there is preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. Miller additionally reports the gunman is 20 years old and is from New Jersey. The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way....
  • Gunman, victims identified in Clackamas mall shooting(OR)

    12/12/2012 6:03:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Staff
    CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) - A 22-year-old man from southeast Portland parked his car outside Macy's, rushed into the Clackamas Town Center mall food court and opened fire, killing two people Tuesday, investigators said. Jacob Roberts' AR-15 rifle then jammed, but he was able to get the gun working again. He shot and killed himself, sheriff's deputies said. Steve Forsyth, of West Linn, and Cindy Yuille, of northeast Portland, were killed by Roberts, authorities said. A third shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived and is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Deputies said Roberts stole the rifle used...
  • Masked gunman kills self after opening fire at Oregon mall, killing 2

    12/11/2012 6:46:35 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/11/2012 | Unatributed
    A gunman who witnesses say was wearing camouflage and a white plastic mask opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Ore., in a rampage that left three dead, including the shooter, and multiple wounded, police said. Authorities say police "neutralized" the gunman but have yet to elaborate on how he died. Witnesses described a harrowing scene, as the gunman appeared to be dressed in body armor while firing off an estimated 60 shots from a semi-automatic rifle. One witness told KPTV that the gunman ran past her and her boyfriend and "had the look of death in his eyes."
  • One arrested during peaceful — and wet — day of protest at Republican National Convention

    08/27/2012 6:43:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 8/27/12 | Alexandra Zayas, Jamal Thalji
    One arrested during peaceful — and wet — day of protest at Republican National ConventionBy Alexandra Zayas and Jamal Thalji, Times Staff Writers Posted: Aug 27, 2012 05:06 PM TAMPA — Police arrested one protester on Monday afternoon and Tampa police Chief Jane Castor said that so far officers and protesters alike are getting along during this storm-shortened session of the Republic National Convention. "We hope this is it," Castor said. "But I doubt that's going to be the case." Police said protester Dominick De La Rosa, 19, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of wearing a mask — which is...
  • St. Petersburg sees first RNC-related arrests after men found on downtown rooftop with weapons

    08/26/2012 4:37:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 8/26/12 | Kameel Stanley
    St. Petersburg sees first RNC-related arrests after men found on downtown rooftop with weaponsBy Kameel Stanley, Times Staff Writer Tampa Bay Times In Print: Sunday, August 26, 2012 ST. PETERSBURG — Two suspected protesters were arrested after they were found playing with a BB gun atop a downtown parking garage, authorities said. **SNIP** They also found several items indicating the people were protesters, including antigovernment T-shirts and a backpack stuffed with a large machete, a pocketknife, tin snips and a pry tool, Puetz said. The backpack belonged to Trevor Swanson, 19, of St. Petersburg, who is prohibited from having weapons...
  • Gas mask distribution in Jerusalem

    08/19/2012 8:45:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/20/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I can only hope that this means that we have solved the shortage (somehow I doubt it), but Paula Stern reports that she got gas masks in Jerusalem. This is significant because there really has been no distribution in and around Jerusalem until now (although we had our gas masks collected a number of years ago). The only reason we have gas masks already is that Mrs. Carl works in the center of the country and got them there. This comment from Paula is a great summary of what's so bizarre about this situation: This was more than I had...
  • Beach-goers in China wear nylon masks to beat the sun's rays (want no stinking sun tan)

    07/07/2012 5:07:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Strait Times ^ | 07/07/12
    Beach-goers in China wear nylon masks to beat the sun's rays In a radical approach to protecting themselves from the sun, beach-goers in Qingdao, China's Shandong province don colourful nylon masks over their heads. The mask, which was invented by a woman about seven years ago, is used to block the sun's rays. The mask is under mass production and is on sale at local swimwear stores. However, the masks are still rare on the beach, with more swimmers sticking with good old sunscreen.
  • Man in Obama mask robs Riviera Beach McDonald's

    02/01/2012 1:07:30 PM PST · by Dysart · 44 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 2-1-2012 | Cynthia Roldan
    RIVIERA BEACH— Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a McDonald's on Saturday while wearing a President Barack Obama mask. Riviera Beach Police say that the man who held employees of the McDonald's at 3551 Broadway at gunpoint with a silver, semi-automatic handgun, was wearing a mask "resembling a likeness" to Obama. He ordered all employees to the back office at 6:21 a.m., and then ordered the manager to open the safe and place the cash in a cloth bag he brought.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-05-11 (Fawkes News: Remember, remember to wear your mask!)

    11/05/2011 11:28:31 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 5, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Remember, remember the Fifth of November. And remember to wear your mask! Your Guy Fawkes/"V for Vendetta" mask, that is. No, Halloween is not over. You can keep wearing your costume into November, especially today, November 5th, Guy Fawkes Day. It's the trendy outfit to wear to your local Occupy protest. All the cool Guys and gals are wearing it. And when you walk into your bank today to close out your account, and they look at you a little funny because you're wearing a mask, don't be alarmed, even if you start hearing an alarm! Just tell them...
  • Is "Black Bloc" hijacking Occupy Oakland? ("Vendetta" mask becomes symbol of protests)

    11/05/2011 5:09:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/04/11 | John Blackstone
    Is "Black Bloc" hijacking Occupy Oakland?By John Blackstone November 4, 2011 7:00 PM (CBS News) Peaceful protests by the Occupy Oakland movement were overshadowed this week by violent clashes between a small group of demonstrators and police. Now there's concern among the majority of protesters that their message is being hijacked. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone looks into this latest development. It could be seen as a battle for the image of the Occupy movement. One demonstrator struggles to put out the flames of a burning barricade as others masked and dressed in black pull him away. It wasn't the...
  • CASEY ANTHONY LATEX RUBBER MASK EXT. RARE (80 bids, $2K bid so far on eBay)

    07/26/2011 11:18:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Get your bids in now, right here. God, 80 people, or thereabouts, actually want to own it. Ours is a sick society, very sick, gravely sick. (No, I have absolutely nothing to do with the sale of that hideous thing.)
  • The 50 Best Goalie Mask Designs in NHL History

    05/19/2011 3:46:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | December 20, 2010 | Jon Neely
    It began in 1959. After experimenting with designs off the ice for months, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante felt he had found the right kind of goalie mask to use for protection in a game, but there was just one problem. He wasn't allowed to use one.It wasn't just that no goalie before him had ever worn a mask during a game in the NHL, but that his coaches, including head coach Toe Blake, thought it would hinder his vision, and therefore told Plante he would not be able to wear the mask.Talk about tough love, and especially for a goalie...
  • Man posing as Hillary Clinton robs Sterling bank at gunpoint

    12/29/2010 10:46:15 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 4+ views ^ | Dec. 28, 2010 | Crystal Owens
    A gun-wielding man wearing a Hillary Clinton mask robbed a Sterling bank on Dec. 27, authorities said. The man walked into the Wachovia bank in Community Plaza about 9:14 a.m., approached a teller, brandished a firearm and demanded cash, according to Loudoun County sheriff’s office reports. The robber then fled the bank in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported, according to Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses described the robber as a 6-foot-tall black man. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a red shirt underneath, according...
  • Helen Thomas Lets The Mask Slip

    12/05/2010 10:05:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    New Republic ^ | 12/5/10 | Jonathan Chait
    When Helen Thomas said that Israel's Jews should just GTFO and return to Germany and Poland, I suggested her comments were not anti-Semitic per se but merely very blunt anti-Zionism. But her latest comments suggests that, no, she really has a problem with Jews: Thomas, who grew up in Detroit the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn today for an Arab Detroit workshop on anti-Arab bias. ... In a speech that drew a standing ovation, Thomas talked about "the whole question of money involved in politics." "We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There's no question about that....
  • Dad: School allowed boy to make mask that looks like Ku Klux Klan hood

    10/08/2010 12:27:05 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies ^ | 8 Oct 2010 | Larry Stewart
    A first-grade art project has two parents so upset that they are moving their son to another school in another city. Monday, Dallas Smith, 6, came home wearing a white, cone-shaped mask he made in art class at Winfield-Scott Elementary in Fort Scott, Kansas. “It appears to look like a Ku Klux Klan hat, which is a heck of a thing to put on a six-year-old boy,” said Barry Smith, Dallas’ father. It was part of a project done in Russ Gordon’s art class. “That was never, never the purpose of the project,” Gordon said, referring to Smith’s description of...
  • Man Wearing Obama Mask Robs Convenience Store

    10/06/2010 7:55:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies · 2+ views
    WXII ^ | October 6, 2010
    WINSTON-SALEM -- A quick glance at surveillance video taken inside a local convenience store might lead someone to believe the 44th president of the United States committed a crime. Police said a man wearing a mask of President Barack Obama robbed the Sheetz on Somerset Center Drive at about 3:24 a.m. on Wednesday. Police said the man, who was armed with a handgun, demanded money and left after he was given cash. He was last seen driving away in a compact gold or silver vehicle, police said.
  • The Emergency Bra that doubles as a facemask

    09/27/2010 6:56:00 AM PDT · by jwparkerjr · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Gizmag ^ | Sept. 26, 2010 | Darin Quick
    Sexy red lingerie and heavy breathing have traditionally gone hand in hand. But a bra from inventor, Dr. Elena Bodnar, is designed to let people breathe easier. Her Emergency Bra is a protective device that transforms from a bra into two respiratory pace masks to filter out harmful airborne particles, such as those released by fire, explosion, terrorist, radiological, biological attack, and natural disasters.
  • Police nab bandit who used underwear as mask (fired 51-yo Female employee, gambling&drug addicted)

    07/22/2010 8:45:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/10 | Carey Gillam
    MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) – An unemployed woman who said she was desperate for money has been arrested on charges she robbed an Oklahoma McDonald's with a white stretch girdle wrapped around her face as a makeshift mask. Authorities said 51-year-old Sharon Lain of Midwest City admitted to being the underwear-masked bandit who made off with the contents of a cash drawer from the fast-food restaurant around 3 a.m. Tuesday. A surveillance video captured the woman on tape and was broadcast on local television, prompting several tips that led police to a condemned home on Wednesday night where Lain was...
  • Just In Time For Haloween: Scary Marxist Clown Mask

    10/27/2009 9:49:16 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 26 replies · 1,517+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/27/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    For sale on for only $39.00 Teleprompters and Nobel Peace Prize not included
  • Arizona driver dons monkey masks to elude tickets

    09/11/2009 5:44:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,069+ views
    hosted ^ | Sep 11 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A driver has racked up dozens of speeding tickets in photo-radar zones on Phoenix-area freeways while sporting monkey and giraffe masks, and is fighting every one by claiming the costumes make it impossible for authorities to prove he was behind the wheel.
  • Protex N95 Respirator Mask (protection from swine flu)

    Protex N95 Respirator Mask - 20 pk. Protex N95 Respirator Mask - 20 pk. Select Quantity, then click "Add to Cart" The item is available ONLINE only Home or Business delivery: Delivery: $10.77 #685965 Suggested Items Dynarex Transparent Surgical Tape - 144 ct. - 1" Dynarex Transparent Surgical Tape - 144 ct. - 1" Overview Protex respirator masks are latex free, adjustable for different head sizes and adjust at the nose as well. NIOSH approved as a Particulate Filter (95% efficiency level), these masks provide effective viral protection. They are individually, hygienically packed for safe use and are ideal for...
  • Boy banned from wearing Obama mask in skit (Boy Has 2 "Dads")

    03/15/2009 8:58:00 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 50 replies · 2,407+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 3/15/9 | Michelle Roberts
    A mask similar to one President Barack Obama himself wore in a "Saturday Night Live" skit prompted a Portland school principal to ban a boy from performing while wearing it at his elementary school talent show after deciding the rubber likeness of the 44th president was "inappropriate and potentially offensive." Dru Lechert-Kelly, 11, a fifth-grader at Llewellyn Elementary School in Southeast Portland, decided to dress up like his role model and dance to a popular YouTube song that features an Obama look-alike dancing to a parody called "I Can Do Whatever I Like." Dru performed the skit in front of...
  • Principal: student can't wear Obama mask in show (it's racist)

    03/14/2009 8:09:10 PM PDT · by james500 · 44 replies · 1,788+ views
    AP ^ | 3/14/2009
    An elementary school principal is barring a fifth-grader from wearing a Barack Obama mask in the school's talent show because parents have complained it's inappropriate. Dru Lechert-Kelly, 11, hoped to dress presidentially and dance to a YouTube parody that features an Obama look-alike and a rap called "I Can Do Whatever I Like." The skit features him in a navy blue suit, white shirt, red tie, black shoes and an Obama mask purchased at a costume shop — one like Obama himself once donned for a Saturday Night Live sketch. The choreographed routine rehearsed Thursday ends with Dru on the...
  • U.S. cyclists arrive to Beijing in face masks(black mask?)

    08/05/2008 5:54:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 207+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/05/08 | Yves Herman
    A U.S. cyclist arrives wearing a mask at Beijing airport to participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, August 5, 2008. (Yves Herman/Reuters)
  • Olympic Athletes Wearing Masks Could Cause China to Lose Face (Mask-gate?)

    07/21/2008 5:50:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 237+ views
    Olympic Athletes Wearing Masks Could Cause China to Lose Face U.S. Committee Developed a Model in Secret; Jarrod Shoemaker Ponders the Geek Factor By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS and STEPHANIE KANG July 21, 2008; Page A1 U.S. triathlete Jarrod Shoemaker has a decision to make at the opening ceremony of the Olympics next month in Beijing: Should he strap on a mask? Chinese officials insist the notorious Beijing air will be cleaner by August, making such contraptions unnecessary. Concerned about the pollution, the U.S. Olympic Committee is distributing a high-tech mask, developed in secrecy, to its more than 600 Olympians. If athletes...
  • Dogman Caught!

    06/25/2008 11:00:38 AM PDT · by fings · 1 replies · 72+ views
    Crime, I don’t condone it, but sometimes you do feel sorry for the perp. Take for instance this story of an animal lover looking to provide for his pets. ( TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese animal-lover on welfare went to extremes to provide for his many pets by robbing convenience stores while wearing the mask of a dog, police said Monday. Takaharu Kawata — branded by Japanese media as “The Dogman” — was caught on a surveillance camera wearing an oversized black-and-white canine mask while brandishing a knife.) OK…I feel I need to step in here. Please take a look...
  • China: British defy Beijing over masks (Olympic athletes to wear antipollution mask)

    02/14/2008 3:20:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 909+ views
    Times of London ^ | 02/14/08 | Owen Slot
    February 14, 2008 British defy Beijing over masks Owen Slot, Chief Sports Reporter British Olympic authorities will risk offending their Chinese hosts at the Beijing Games this summer by allowing their athletes to wear masks while competing in order to contain the impact of air pollution. The issue of pollution has dogged the lead-up to the Games and the Chinese are unlikely to enjoy having television pictures beamed around the world showing the likes of Paula Radcliffe running the marathon with a high-tech antipollution mask and looking as if she is a hospital surgeon. Some countries, notably the United States,...
  • Maya Mask Splendor Enhanced With Sparkling Mica ScienceDaily

    01/26/2008 11:01:12 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 151+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-27-2008 | Queensland University of Technology.
    Maya Mask Splendor Enhanced With Sparkling Mica ScienceDailyReconstruction of the Rosalila in the Copan museum. The Rosalila is still entombed within another pyramid. Ms Goodall said the mica was applied over the red paint of stucco masks on the corners of Copan's well-preserved Rosalila temple, found buried under another pyramid. (Credit: Dr. Jay Hall) (Jan. 27, 2008) — Ancient Mayan temple builders discovered and used lustrous pigments to make their buildings dazzle in the daylight, a Queensland University of Technology researcher has discovered. Studying tiny shards of paint from the Mayan city of Copan, QUT physical and chemical sciences PhD...
  • Rare Maya "Death Vase" Discovered

    12/04/2007 10:29:27 AM PST · by blam · 53 replies · 1,013+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 12-4-2007 | Blake de Pastino
    Rare Maya "Death Vase" Discovered Blake de Pastino National Geographic News Updated December 4, 2007 An extremely rare and intricately carved "death vase" has been discovered in the 1,400-year-old grave of an elite figure with ties to the Maya Empire, scientists say. The vase is the first of its kind to be found in modern times, and its contents are opening a window onto ancient rituals of ancestor worship that included food offerings, chocolate enemas, and hallucinations induced by vomiting, experts say. Archaeologists discovered the vase along with parts of a human skeleton while excavating a small "palace" in northwestern...
  • Man Carrying Rifle Arrested On St. John's Campus

    09/26/2007 12:44:34 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 68 replies · 353+ views
    WNBC NY ^ | 9/26/07 | WNBC NEWS
    NEW YORK -- One person carrying a rifle in a bag was arrested on the St. John's Queens campus Wednesday afternoon, police said. The man appeared to be wearing a President Bush mask, according to preliminary information from law enforcement officials. Authorities asked students and faculty across the campus to stay indoors. There was a large police presence on the campus. Areas near the site of the man's apprehension have been locked down. Police said they were possibly looking for more suspects. The St. John's University Web site issued this advisory: "A male with a rifle in a bag was...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover 2,400-Year-Old Golden Mask

    07/16/2007 6:59:01 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,210+ views
    IHT ^ | 7-16-2007
    Bulgarian archaeologists discover 2,400-year-old golden mask The Associated Press Published: July 16, 2007 SOFIA, Bulgaria: Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,400-year-old golden mask in an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, scholars announced Monday. The mask was discovered over the weekend by a team of archaeologists excavating near the village of Topolchane, 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of the capital, Sofia. Its discovery, archaeologists said, indicates a Thracian king was buried in the tomb. It was found together with a solid gold ring engraved with a Greek inscription and with the design of a bearded man in a timber-lined Thracian grave....
  • Suicide Bombings Mask Continued Political Progress in Iraq, Bush Says

    05/24/2006 4:28:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 258+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 – Though suicide bombings continue to take innocent lives in Iraq, the country's political progress is a truer measure of success in U.S. efforts there, President Bush said here yesterday. Bush met with reporters at the White House along with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Asked why the world's most powerful military force has been unable to quell the violence in some Iraqi provinces, Bush pointed out that suicide bombings are difficult to prevent and said the tactic has become the "main weapon of the enemy." "If one were to measure progress on the number...
  • Iranian gas victims want justice from Saddam tribunal (NO WMD IN IRAQ?)

    07/27/2005 1:53:58 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 33 replies · 1,141+ views ^ | 27 July 2005 16:37 | Angus McDowall in Tehran
    The Iranian government is to contact the Iraqi tribunal prosecuting Saddam Hussein to seek justice for the Iranian victims of Iraqi chemical weapons attacks which contaminated up to 100,000 people. Tehran promised last week to present a dossier to the tribunal documenting Saddam's use of poison gas in the 1980-88 war with Iran. So far, the only charges Saddam will face are those relating to crimes inside Iraq and during the 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait. Western countries offered Saddam tacit support during his war with Iran, refusing to blame Iraq for its invasion and the subsequent use of poison gas....
  • Archaeologists Unearth Part Of 3,500 Year-Old Gold Mask (Orpheus)

    06/24/2005 10:23:20 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 722+ views
    Archaeologists unearth part of 3, 500 year-old gold mask SOFIA (bnn)- Archaeologists in Southern Bulgaria, exploring what they believe to be the tomb of Orpheus, discovered fragments of a golden mask dating from the Trojan War, state TV reported. The expedition found the gold in a 3, 500 year-old temple that has survived untouched by treasure hunters. Archaeological team leader Nikolay Ovcharov said the mask was older than a 690-gram (24.3-ounce) Thracian gold mask that was unearthed a year ago in central Bulgaria. The Thracians were Bronze Age people, who lived in the Balkans between 4,000 B.C. and the seventh...