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  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains:
  • Brother, Sister Accused Of Having Sex In Church Parking Lot

    08/29/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 101 replies
    atlanta.cbslocal.com ^ | August 28, 2014
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — An Effingham County brother and sister were arrested after allegedly having sex inside a tractor trailer parked in a church parking lot, according to the Savannah Morning News. Deputies were investigating reports of a prowler about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when they found Christopher Buckner, 20, and Timothy Savoy, 25, walking near the Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton. According to the report, the deputies determined the pair were siblings and had just had sex. They later admitted to having sex in the semi three times after watching the movie “The Notebook,” a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said....
  • Fargo Cop shoots unarmed cow, town braces for bovine riots

    08/28/2014 7:37:04 AM PDT · by laotzu · 52 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 8/26/14 | Red Square
    A resident of Cass County, ND, has warned the People's Cube of the rising tensions between the local community and the bovine population after a Cass County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed an unarmed cow who allegedly attacked him and pushed the uniformed officer to the ground after he produced his credentials and read the Miranda rights. While the details of the early morning incident in Interstate 94 west of Fargo still remain unclear, a PETA representative has flown from Washington, D.C., with a team of lawyers and forensic experts, demanding an independent autopsy. The PETA team have met with...
  • 'Dead' Jordanian Wakes Up Inside Morgue… But Freezes to SDeath

    Masoud Al Hamdouni, a school teacher, was pronounced dead by doctors at Princess Basma Hospital in the northern town of Irbid after suffering from a heart attack. After Al Hamoudi was sent to the morgue, relatives requested to see his body again, prompting his doctor to order morgue workers to bring the body back. “A coroner report proved that Al Hamdouni woke up inside the morgue on Saturday and tried to get out. He appeared to have struggled to get out before freezing to death,” said Qassim Al Masri, head of the teachers’ association in Irbid. “The report showed that...
  • Egyptian Feminist Poops, Menstruates on Islamic State Flag [graphic image at link]

    08/25/2014 10:13:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 164 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    Egyptian feminist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 23, challenges the strict nature of Islam on her blog and Facebook pages. She went a step further in her protest against the Islamic State (IS) with a photo of Elmahdy and a veiled woman pooping and menstruating on the black IS flag. Arab nations did not print the photo because the flag states “there is no God but Allah.” Elmahdy did not explain why she took the photo, but she protests Islamic laws, and IS implements strict Sharia Law. Women must wear full veils and not leave the house without a male relative. The...
  • Westboro Baptist Church to picket Michael Brown funeral

    08/24/2014 1:55:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Westboro Baptist Church members say they’ll picket the funeral of killed Missouri teen Michael Brown because of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam, who plays for the St. Louis Rams. A flier posted on the group’s website says that no matter the reason of the shooting for Brown, the “cause was from the Lord.” “Missouri has made itself known worldwide for three things. [Gays] e.g. Michael Sam; bestiality; and shredding the constitution in order to remove the Word of God from their streets,” the leaflet states. “Now you reap what you have to diligently sown, Missouri! Your streets resemble a...
  • [Westboro] Baptist Church won’t go to Iraq: Comedian donates flight money to charity instead

    08/23/2014 11:18:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    The West Borough Baptist Church nearly made a journey to Iraq to protest against IS, after taking up an offer from comedian Adam Hills to fly the anti-gay hate group to the war torn country.The Australian comic made his pledge on his show The Last Leg, on Channel 4 last Friday after the church vowed to picket the funeral of Robin Williams, who they labelled a ‘fag pimp’.He told members of the controversial church to ‘put your money where your mouth is’ and offered to fly them to Iraq so they could protest against the killing of Christians by Islamic State...
  • Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

    08/23/2014 12:47:37 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A stolen life-sized statue of United States President Barack Obama was has been returned to its Northern Pennsylvania owner after being discovered on a nearby picnic bench with an empty six-pack of Twisted Tea and a cigarette butt hanging from its mouth.The statue was a staple of the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., neighborhood it was stolen from, where owner Tiffany Bruce prominently displayed it on her porch and decorated it for holidays."I peeked my head out the door and Obama's gone and I kind of went into a panic," described a distressed Bruce when the statue...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Says It’s Going To Iraq To Protest ISIS

    08/22/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 8/22/2014 | JAMESON PARKER
    Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group that masquerades as a religious organization, is known for their publicity stunts, but they may have bit off more than they can chew with this one. After a comedian offered to pay for them to fly to Iraq so they can protest real Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic militants, the group tweeted that they have accepted his offer. They want to take their picket signs and head over to a country currently occupied by a group that beheads Christian children without hesitation – this ought to go well. To bring you up...
  • 'I Can Haz Islamic State Plz': Isis propaganda on Twitter turns to kittens and lolspeak

    08/22/2014 9:09:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    The Independent [UK] | Thursday 21 August 2014 | James Vincent
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  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 115 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will 'Scatter Like Cockroaches'

    08/21/2014 10:44:23 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," took to Facebook on Wednesday to post his thoughts about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo. and compared the protestors to "cockroaches." In two separate Facebook posts, Wurzelbacher speculated about the clashes and looting that have broken out in Ferguson in the wake of the killing of a black unarmed teen by a white police officer: Since gaining fame during Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, Wurzelbacher has used his notoriety as a platform to weigh in on an array of national issues. Earlier this year, following a shooting at the...
  • Teen Arrested, Suspended for Shooting a Dinosaur (In a Story He Wrote)

    08/20/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT · by bamahead · 102 replies
    Reason ^ | August 20, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Now that summer is over and school is starting up again, it's time for the torrent of ridiculous "zero tolerance" suspensions and arrests to resume. Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, is wasting no time: A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word "gun" and the rest is history, according to NBC-12: Stone...
  • Chinese drinks firm accused of adding VIAGRA to its spirits

    08/19/2014 10:38:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    Chinese police have arrested a businessman who is alleged to have added the active ingredient from anti-impotence drug Viagra to bottles of alcohol. The businessman, known only as Mr Huang, was arrested in Jianshi County in China's Hubei Province on Sunday according to officials. The man is accused of adding one kilogram of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, to 750 litres of a clear Chinese spirit known as Baijiu.
  • It’s time to end anonymous comments sections

    08/19/2014 7:44:13 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Kevin Wallsten and Melinda Tarsi
    Anonymous comments, even positive ones, damage trust in the news media. Despite their ubiquity on news sites around the Internet, a movement against anonymous comments sections has slowly gathered steam over the past few years. The first call to action came in 2010 when the American Journalism Review said, “It is time for news sites to stop allowing anonymous online comments.” Since that bold declaration, a wide variety of media outlets, including ESPN, the Huffington Post, Popular Science, Sporting News and USA Today have either banned anonymous posts on their sites or eliminated comments sections altogether. In August 2013, the...
  • Hells Angels charges dismissed

    08/17/2014 1:22:01 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kenneth A. Gailliard
    A Georgetown lawyer representing members of the Myrtle Beach Hells Angels said in a statement Friday that more than 100 charges against his clients related to arrests in April 2012, have been dismissed. John M. Hilliard III said his clients were charged in what Horry County Police called Operation Red Harvest, where he said allegations included charges of kidnapping and lynching along with various marijuana-related charges against members of the club. “There was never any credible evidence against any of my clients, a fact that I have repeatedly pointed out to the prosecution since the time of the original arrests,”...
  • World's Most 'Unique' Family: Mom Is Dad, Dad Gives Birth as Mom

    08/14/2014 10:08:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Transgender couple have two kidsA normal, ordinary family with two kids, this is the first impression anyone gets on seeing Bianca, Nick and their two kids. But 32-year-old Bianca was born a boy and 27-year-old Nick was born a girl. Bianca has had breast augmentation and laser hair-removal, while Nick takes testosterone to change his appearance and had his breasts removed, reports Metro. They claim to have led normal lives until Nick got pregnant and then the whole experience became a ‘daily struggle’ when people began staring at him, he says and admits he hated the changes in his body....
  • Colorado town sues all its voters over election

    08/13/2014 11:59:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    CORTEZ, Colo. — The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors. -snip- Twelve people ran for mayor and Lesley Davis won by three votes. There are claims that second-home owners participated, and Davis says 13 voters and at least two candidates were not residents of the town. She says the lawsuit is the only option to determine how to move forward.
  • Bacon-Powered Motorcycle Departs Austin

    08/13/2014 4:39:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KAAL ^ | Justin Thompson-Gee
    We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘bring home the bacon’, but now Austin based Hormel is bringing home the bacon and turning it into motorcycle fuel. It is the definition of a one of a kind – a diesel motorcycle that runs solely on bacon grease. “We actually had the grease from our Rochelle, IL plant so it is all 100% Black Label,” says Hormel brand manager for Hormel Black Label Bacon, Nick Schweitzer. Scott Schraufnagel who works for BBDO Minneapolis, the advertising agency responsible for the idea of the bike, says the motorcyle, “runs on B-100 bio-diesel so what that...
  • Saudi Man Dies After Allegedly Trying To Sodomize A Donkey

    08/13/2014 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 116 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 8/13/2014 | Opposing Views
    The bizarre story of a man who died after trying to have sex with a donkey is circulating all over Middle Eastern news sites. Lebanese website Beiruting recently reported that a Saudi Sheikh man died after attempting to sodomize a donkey. But other sites have picked it up as well. Reports say that the man tied the donkey to his car, took off his pants and attempted the have sex with the animal. The donkey, however, was not about to let that happen, and allegedly, it proceeded to kick the Sheikh man in the face following by three strong kicks...
  • Slidell police: Woman checks in to hospital pretending to be her dead sister

    08/13/2014 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 29 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/13/14 | Heather Nolan
    A Slidell woman allegedly was trying to avoid paying her hospital bill by using her dead sister's name, birth date, and Social Security number when she checked in to a local hospital last week. At the time, police said she was wearing the deceased woman's memorial shirt.
  • The Kotex Lobby: Feminist, Liberal Media Demand ‘Free Tampons’ For All

    08/13/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    It’s the terminus point of modern feminism: make the deeply personal very publicly political, and get someone else to pay for it! If one man is keeping you in the style to which you’re accustomed, you’re a kept woman – perhaps even [shudder] a stay-at-home mom. But if your sugar is funneled from thousands of hapless tax payers through a legion of faceless bureaucrats, you’re a tower of feminist self-determination. Fight the power, sisters! Demand government tampons! “This is less an issue of costliness than it is of principle,” she later admitted, because “menstrual care is health care.” To back...
  • Maryland Woman Arrested for Breaking Father-in-Law's Windows Because it 'Was Fun'

    08/12/2014 3:41:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 12, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Michelle Waro was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of property destruction over $1,000.A Maryland woman apparently gets her kicks by tossing bricks thorough the windows of family members. An officer from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was summoned to a home in Leonardtown after getting a report about property destruction. The residents of the home called police after someone, later identified as Michelle Waro, had started tossing bricks through windows at the home. According to the homeowner, Waro is his daughter-in-law. When he arrived on the scene, Cpl. Connelly saw the 43-year-old suspect behind...
  • Maserati Patrol Car Raises Police Suspicions

    08/12/2014 8:17:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 58 replies
    abc ^ | 8-12-14 | abc
    Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser over the weekend, he pulled it over. Deputy Chief Wayne Foster tells The Patriot Ledger ( http://bit.ly/1rm0c8x ) the luxury Italian vehicle's body was painted black and white with a police-style shield on the doors, and police-related decals. Foster said the door shield wasn't accompanied by the usual police phrase "Protect and Serve," but rather with "Decepticons punish and enslave."
  • 25-Year-Old Planning to Marry Charles Manson Says “It’s What I Was Born For”

    08/11/2014 12:27:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    WTKR ^ | AUGUST 10, 2014 | MATT KNIGHT
    Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson. Now, nine years later, her name is Star, she’s 25 years old, and she considers herself Charles Manson’s wife, even though it isn’t official yet. “He filed for the first round of paperwork,” says Star, who says she’s in love with the 79-year-old convicted murderer. “I’m completely with him, and he’s completely with me. It’s what I was born for, you know. I don’t know what else to say.” Star says she was first attracted to Manson after reading about ATWA, Manson’s environmental philosophy...
  • Police arrest man who wins doughnut-eating contest

    08/09/2014 11:50:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | August 8, 2014
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina man celebrated out-eating some police officers, only to find out that he couldn't outrun them. -snip- Authorities arrested Hardison on Wednesday, one day after he won the adult division of a doughnut-eating contest at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime.
  • Weiner to Open Wiener Restaurant

    08/09/2014 12:28:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 52 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic Congressman who gained wide notoriety by tweeting photos of his genitalia is ready to open a new chapter in his life. Spotting what he characterized as “an unfilled niche in the marketplace,” the ex-pol is set to embark upon a restaurant venture in the Queens borough of New York City. “The wiener, or hot dog, is an under appreciated delicacy,” Weiner maintains. “Too often it is relegated to street corner carts where it is hastily prepared, topped with pedestrian condiments, and carelessly scarfed down by the palate-challenged troglodytes who walk our streets.” “At Chez Weiner...
  • Google pulls game simulating Gaza attacks [video]

    08/09/2014 11:59:03 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    A mobile game called "Bomb Gaza" that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip is pulled from Google's app store after public backlash. Elly Park reports.
  • 87-year-old nudist runs for sheriff

    08/08/2014 2:01:43 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    WCVB - Boston ^ | Aug 07, 2014
    An 87-year-old nudist is running for sheriff in Washington State. Dave Olinger of Oak Harbor, made the decision to run for mayor because of he desire to seek change in local politics, reports The Los Angeles Times. The incumbent Island County sheriff, Mark Brown, was reportedly running unopposed and as a Republican, which Olinger said was not right. Olinger said he originally wanted to run as a member of the nudist party, but settled for the Democratic party after learning the state didn’t recognize the nudist party as a political organization. "I think he watches too much of [The Daily...
  • Empire State Building won't light up for pediatric cancer awareness [but will for "gay pride"]

    08/07/2014 3:06:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Fox News NY ^ | Aug 07, 2014 | JOEL WALDMAN
    Little Cole Stoddard told his dad, Tony, something that will probably tear your heart to pieces like it did his dad. The 5-year-old said "I'm not going to grow up to do anything." not long after, Cole died from a vicious form of brain cancer. Stoddard put in a formal request with the Empire State Building asking to go gold for one night to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research. But, the Empire State Building said no, simultaneously crushing Tony's promise to son that his life would mean something. Other young cancer patient parents are now rallying around the Stoddards.
  • Man: I bought every pie at Burger King to spite noisy child

    08/07/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT · by windcliff · 108 replies
    foxny.com ^ | 8-7-14 | unknown
    <p>A man claimed he purchased every pie at a Burger King, 23 in total, to spite an absentee mother and child who kept screaming he wanted one of the pies.</p> <p>The man posted his confession on Reddit and the story has gone viral online.</p>
  • Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it'

    08/06/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 84 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 06 Aug 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright[.]
  • Newfoundland woman baffled when ‘inappropriate’ scrapbook baby photos confiscated by Walmart

    08/06/2014 5:25:10 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    A Newfoundland woman says she is baffled by the actions of a local Walmart after it confiscated a pair of “inappropriate” photos of her eight-month-old daughter clutching an empty beer bottle. “When I saw the images I kind of chuckled to myself because they seemed so innocent that I was in disbelief that they were being flagged as inappropriate,” said Robin Walsh, a Gander mother of two. Store staff also seized a bare-bottomed photo of her daughter and five-year-old son as they prepared for a bath. “I thought it was such a cute photo,” she said, noting that the image...
  • Woman finds Ikea bags stuffed with 80 skeletons

    08/04/2014 6:18:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | Updated: 01 Aug 2014 11:51 GMT+02:00 | Staff
    UPDATED: A woman in southern Sweden is furious after stumbling upon scores of skulls and human bones inside Ikea bags in a church. The man who dug up the bones, however, says it's not as bad as it looks. The Kläckeberga church is using Ikea bags to store the remains of around 80 people who were once buried under the floorboards. The macabre collection, which is almost overflowing from a set of large blue Ikea bags, was found by local woman Kicki Karlén. "There were around 80 skeletons," she told The Local. "And it made me very angry about how...
  • Man, 21, kills himself trying to take gun selfie

    08/04/2014 12:33:36 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 73 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 3 Aug 2014 | Ollie McAteer
    A vet who posed with a gun for a selfie died shortly after shooting himself in the head by accident. Oscar Aguilar showed off on Facebook by posting photos of himself in front of sports cars, sitting on motorbikes and hugging attractive women. But the Mexican’s desire to impress proved his downfall when he borrowed the gun and snapped himself waving it about. Neighbour Manfredo Paez, 57, said: ‘I heard a gunshot and then I heard somebody screaming.’ The 21-year-old died on the way to hospital in Mexico City. He had failed to realise the gun was loaded, police said.
  • Topless Texas protesters troll gun activists

    07/31/2014 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 07/30/2014 | Joshua Fechter
    AUSTIN — Topless women trolled open carry activists in an Austin protest, vowing to keep their shirts off as long as gun rights supporters touted firearms.Come and Take It Texas posted a video Sunday of two women baring their breasts in an attempt to counter the gun group's demonstration on Saturday, calling them "skanky topless libtards." The women carried signs that read, "You realize that everyone thinks you're overcompensating for your teeny tiny 'gun' right?" and "Boobs for peace."According to Raw Story, open carry advocate Tom Jefferson said the women harassed gun advocates: "They followed us into a small coffee...
  • "Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - my first country song [mega-vanity]

    07/31/2014 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 173 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 7/31/14 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    After a great deal of hard work and numerous cuss words I've finally recorded my first song. The song is titled "Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely," and I don't think that I can add much to that. If you like country music, or even if you don't, I'd appreciate if you'd give it a listen and give me your honest opinion. (Yes, I know what I'm in for by saying that, and no, no Butthurt Report Form will be necessary.) A few quick notes: 1) When I registered with ASCAP "Slings and Arrows" was taken, so...
  • We pitch animal disaster movies to Sharknado 2’s Judah Friedlander (title truncated)

    07/31/2014 2:04:34 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 30 Jul 2014 | Caroline Westbrook
    After months of anticipation, the great TV movie event that is Sharknado 2: The Second One, is finally upon us. Yes, those of us brave enough to stay up until the small hours of Thursday morning can look forward to a second round of the infamous Syfy/Asylum franchise, as Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return, chainsaws in hand, to kick a spot of shark butt in New York City. This time around they’re joined by actor and comedian Judah Friedlander (who you might recognise as 30 Rock’s Frank Rossitano), who plays Ziering’s childhood friend Bryan – a man he admits...
  • Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

    07/30/2014 1:00:10 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 9 replies
    AP via [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | July 29, 2014 | ROD McGUIRK
    CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport. -snip- "We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal," Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday quoted the attendant as telling passengers via the Airbus A320's public address system. "If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn't have, we suggest you flush it now," he added.
  • Five Most Unusual Things Named After Barack Obama

    07/29/2014 11:13:40 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Kelly Lawyer
    Sure, buildings, roads, and monuments have always been named after presidents - but, President Obama's name has been adopted by more than just schools and bridges. Keep reading! This top five list of things named after Barack Obama is sure to surprise you. 1) An extinct lizard: Obamadon Gracilis ("Obama the Slender") was a small, extinct lizard named after the president "in reference to the tall, straight teeth, and the manner in which Mr. Obama has acted as a role model of good oral hygiene for the world." 2) A Fungus: Caloplaca Obamae was named by the scientist who discovered...
  • Scottie Dogs At (Commonwealth) Games 'Disrespectful' To Muslims

    07/29/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Tom Skyes
    The Commonwealth Games, which opened last week in Glasgow, Scotland in the presence of the Queen, was, like all sporting events these days, ushered into existence to the accompaniment of a lavish and visually impressive opening ceremony. But amidst the dancing mechanical giants and gay kisses, the organizers also sought to celebrate Scottishness by having each team led out by Scottie dogs wearing tartan coats embroidered with the name of the team. Social media, predictably, fell in love with the doggies, however now political and religious leaders in Malaysia have cried foul, and are accusing the organizers of disrespect towards...
  • The World’s Heaviest Pole Dancer ‘Has it ALL in Her Locker’

    07/28/2014 11:20:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Tuesday 29 Jul 2014
    LuAyne Brown, who goes by the stage name Lulu, claims to be the world’s heaviest pole dancer, at 18 stone. While the 29-year-old mum-of-two from Maryland might be twice the size of her fellow female pole dancers, she reckons she boasts double the tricks. She’s got a whole repertoire of lifts, splits, knee-holds and spins in her arsenal and regularly competes on the pole dancing circuit. As she puts it, she’s got ‘it all in her locker’ and ‘there’s no move she can’t perform’. Go Lulu. She may be twice the size of other women but LuAyne Brown boasts double...
  • BREAKING: Kanye West Announces He’ll Leave The United States Because Of Racism

    07/28/2014 6:17:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 216 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States....
  • Menstrual Activism

    07/27/2014 11:12:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | Mike Adams
    In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University (ASU) Women’s and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called “Psychology of Gender.” As a part of the course, Fahs asked students to break into groups and engage in what she termed "menstrual activism." More specifically, students were asked to choose some aspect of cultural attitudes toward menstruation that they wanted to "improve." Before you continue reading this column, please know that I'm not making this up and I'm not hallucinating. I stopped dropping acid in the late 1980s. Some of you may be wondering what kinds of "cultural...
  • '[Person] Eating' Piranha Relative Found in Russian Pond

    07/27/2014 1:06:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 25 2014
    The Baltic Sea is not known for its flesh-stripping tropical fish, but this season, a close relative of the piranha reputed to have a fondness for nibbling on men's testicles has appeared in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic. A local fisher nabbed several South American pacu in a city pond and handed them over to marine biologists for identification, Interfax reported Friday. The pacu is a cousin of the omnivorous piranha. Unlike its fearsome relative, it mostly subsists on a pacific diet of nuts and algae, but last summer media dubbed the pacu the "ball cutter" when...
  • Israel has dig at Brazil’s 7-1 World Cup defeat after diplomatic row over Gaza bombing

    07/26/2014 3:01:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 26 Jul 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    The handbags have come out after a diplomatic argument between Israel and Brazil got, well, very personal. Due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Israel and declared that they ‘strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip’. However, Israel’s response was to criticise Brazil’s diplomatic abilities – and even have a dig at their World Cup performance. Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry, gave a statement to the Jerusalem Post, saying: ‘Israel’s response is perfectly proportioned in accordance with international law. This is an unfortunate demonstration of...
  • Wanted Man Mocks Police on Facebook Post of own Mugshot, Gets Caught Next Day

    07/26/2014 2:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 26 Jul 2014
    A wanted man assisted in his own arrest after using Facebook to mock police by commenting on his mugshot. Maryland police uploaded the mugshot of Roger Ireland, 28, in their #WantedWednesday posts following his violation of his parole terms. Ireland then bragged ‘Y’all will never catch me,’ in the comments on the post. Other users began to tag Ireland’s family members in the comments section, prompting him to post further nonsensical comments, such as: ‘Stay tha **** out my **** get yall **** 2gether b4 u find room 2 peak bout mine im out on 3 bails.’ Within 24 hours...
  • Minor league GM gets prostate exam [on the field, during baseball game]

    07/26/2014 1:13:00 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    -snip- Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening.
  • When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First(Warning: graphic)

    07/25/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT · by DKM · 82 replies
    Israel Video Network ^ | 7/24/14 | Yuval Friedman
    Video at Link
  • 2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

    07/25/2014 12:07:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle. -snip- No tickets have been issued.