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  • Do not flush: Sanford residents asked to limit toilet usage due to heavy rainfall.

    09/23/2020 9:48:36 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 25 replies (WKMG NEWS 6) ^ | September 21, 2020 | Daniel Dahm
    SANFORD, Fla. – The city of Sanford on Sunday implored residents to limit toilet flushing after significant rainfall impacted sewers. In a Facebook post, the city said, “The sanitary sewer system is experiencing a surcharge condition due to rainwater entering the sewers, this impacts the ability of the system to process normal sewer flow. We are asking customers to limit toilet flushing and other activities that contribute to sewer flow for the next 24 hours.” Heavy rain fell across Central Florida over the weekend, with some areas receiving up to 12 inches of rain. Conditions are expected to dry out...
  • Rensselaer woman charged with using internet to solicit money for sex.

    08/07/2020 7:23:19 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 43 replies
    CBS 6 Albany ^ | August 6, 2020 | Staff
    WATERVLIET NY (WRGB) - Police have arrested an Averill Park woman, and accused her of attempting to use an online website to advertise sexual service. Police say 42-year-old Debora McDade offered to provide sexual services from a residence in Watervliet in exchange for cash. Upon being contacted, McDade agreed to engage in sexual conduct with an undercover Watervliet police officer in return for a fee.
  • Naked man blocking traffic gets knocked out by fed-up driver

    08/06/2020 2:23:10 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 Aug 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    A naked man blocking a busy street in Russia got shown who’s boss by a fed-up driver — who hopped out of his car and knocked him out with a single punch, jaw-dropping footage shows. The bare-bottomed buffoon is first shown strutting down the middle of the road, stunning onlookers and forcing cars to swerve around him, according to footage from Jam Press. After a quick conversation, the driver goes full “Raging Bull” — socking the naked man in the face so hard, he falls to the ground as passers-by laugh.
  • We Finally Know Meghan Markle’s Wedding Nail Polish — & It’s A Break From Tradition

    08/06/2020 11:40:21 AM PDT · by devane617 · 52 replies
    yahoo ^ | 08/-7/2020 | Megan Decker
    On the big day, she actually wore a combination of two CND gel polishes on her fingernails: one layer of Unmasked, a pinky nude, with two coats of the sheer white shade Negligee over the top. For her pedicure, her artist painted on two coats of CND Shellac in the shade Cashmere Wrap, a warm taupe nude.
  • Colorado woman finds snake inside toilet bowl

    08/05/2020 11:21:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 4, 2020 / 3:53 PM | Ben Hooper
    Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Colorado woman said she was "terrified" when she looked into her toilet and saw something shocking -- a snake coming up from the drain. Miranda Stewart, of Fort Collins, said she was using the restroom at her Varsity Apartments home when she made the startling discovery. "I used the restroom, like went to flush and everything and it wasn't going down. I looked and leaned in closer and a snake head slithered up. I was terrified," Stewart told KDVR-TV. Stewart said the discovery reinforced a longtime fear she once thought to be irrational. "It's actually...
  • TCSO: Woman arrested for drug trafficking.

    08/03/2020 8:18:18 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 12 replies
    KTUL TV ^ | July 24, 2020 | Makenzie Trotter
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a woman for drug trafficking. Deputies said Ashley Vaught was trafficking drugs from her home near West 61st Street and South Union Avenue. When deputies served a search warrant, they found drug paraphernalia, stolen checks and items used to produce fake checks, according to TCSO.
  • Woman, upset with boyfriend who wet the bed, attacks him with machete in Deer Park, police say.

    07/27/2020 9:32:32 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 21 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | July 27, 2020 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    DEER PARK, Ill. -- A 39-year-old Deer Park woman allegedly struck her boyfriend with a machete Sunday after getting upset that he urinated in the bed in their north suburban home.
  • Star Wars Mark Hamill “Luke Skywalker Didn’t Die A Virgin”

    04/17/2019 1:59:19 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 57 replies ^ | April 17, 2019 | Christopher Fiduccia
    [Mark] Hamill can't officially confirm or deny whether Luke died a virgin, it does bring the expanded Star Wars universe into question. Star Wars Legends of course introduced Luke's wife named Mara Jade, who is a fan favorite character from the Star Wars novels. Together they had one child named Ben Skywalker, although neither Mara Jade nor their son have been introduced in the movies thus far and Star Wars Legends was removed from canon following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm. After the title reveal of Episode IX and the fact that J.J. Abrams recently said there is more to learn about Rey's parentage, the truth behind Luke's...
  • Ole Miss students vote unanimously to remove Confederate statue from campus center [tr]

    03/07/2019 12:40:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2019 | Stephanie Haney
    University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery in a secluded area behind a coliseum. All 47 members of the Associated Student Body Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution asking administrators to move the statue, which has stood since 1906 in a park-like setting near the university's main administrative building. The Confederate soldier statue was a rallying point in Oxford in 1962 for people who rioted to oppose court-ordered integration of the university. The Graduate Student...
  • Backyard camera catches talking crow saying 'Hello' to squirrel

    03/03/2018 9:51:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A wild crow that was hand-raised by an Ontario veterinarian as an infant was caught on camera saying "Hello" to a squirrel in the woman's back yard. Dr. Kristy Hiltz, a veterinarian at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital in Peterborough, said her husband placed a GoPro camera near a feeder in their back yard and it recently captured the moment a crow landed on a branch near a feasting squirrel and said "Hello" twice. Hiltz said the crow was one of five she and her family cared for in the summer of 2011 after their nest fell out of a tree...
  • President Trump under fire after appearing to hog umbrella from Melania Trump and Barron

    01/16/2018 5:10:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 16, 2018 | Aris Folley,
    President Donald Trump is facing a deluge of criticism after appearing to keep an umbrella to himself while leaving his wife and son to brave the elements.Photographs of the president showed him holding a large black umbrella as he boarded Air Force One at West Palm Beach in Florida Monday.
  • I Don’t Like Fruit

    11/17/2017 1:37:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush ^ | November 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have made a big deal out of the fact that I don’t like fruit. In fact, it has become a signature thing. At golf every Saturday morning we get together early and have breakfast at the club prior to going on out. And I’m always razzed, you know, I order bacon and eggs or just some bacon. And everybody says, “Hey, Rush, I got some extra fruit, you want some fruit?” It’s not even funny anymore because it’s so well known. So I have a story here. “Just 12% of Americans Eat Enough Fruit and Vegetables, According to...
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • R U 4 Real (Vanity)

    03/07/2015 12:45:05 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies ^ | 3/7/2015 | Dallas59
    Will the government ever publish graphs, charts, info on where the money they get for Obammy Care is going?
  • What Flying Was Like Before the Smoke Cleared

    02/23/2015 6:25:07 PM PST · by Drango · 89 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Feb 23 '15 | JOE SHARKEY
    IF you think the air travel experience generally stinks now, consider what it was like before smoking was banned on domestic flights 25 years ago. Tracy Sear, a flight attendant with US Airways, was looking over some Facebook posts from colleagues recalling those bad old days when a third or more of passengers on any flight puffed away, and cabins were foul with smoke. When I spoke with her the other day, she read one of those posts to me: “Suitcases, uniforms, hair — all stunk from cigarette smoke. And it’s astounding that we didn’t have more cabin fires.” ~snip
  • Important Slow News

    07/09/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it's ever been. It is more educated than...
  • Newsweek Contributor Compares Ann Romney to Hitler and Stalin on MSNBC

    05/13/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/13/12 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Sunday, Newsweek/Daily Beast senior contributor Michelle Goldberg called Ann Romney "insufferable" on MSNBC this morning. Seconds later, she also compared the wife of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary). As Mark Finkelstein previously noted, Goldberg began her Romney attack on Up with Chris Hayes by saying, "It can't only be me that maybe initially saw Ann Romney as maybe a sympathetic or neutral figure but who is increasingly seeing her as someone who is kind of insufferable because of the way she's milking this thing."
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM |
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • Is the president of the Czech Republic a pen stealer?

    04/12/2011 3:58:18 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 7 replies ^ | Apr 12, 12:23 pm ET | Brett Michael Dykes
    As just about anyone who's ever worked in an office can attest, one of life's most festering annoyances are people who don't return pens that they borrow. Now it appears as though Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus may be one of those people, and the citizens of the nation he rules over are none too pleased about it. You see, Klaus, whose most notable prior controversy was probably his flat rejection of climate change science—a position that he even appeared on Glenn Beck's show to tour—was caught on video coyly pocketing a ceremonial pen during a recent visit to Chile....
  • Dennis Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria (bit into olive pit)

    01/26/2011 9:58:26 AM PST · by Baladas · 141 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | January 26, 2011 | Ryan Abbott
    WASHINGTON (CN) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he suffered permanent injuries from biting an olive pit hidden in the sandwich wrap he bought at a House of Representatives cafeteria. He demands $150,000. The former presidential hopeful sued Restaurant Associates, which operates the cafeteria in the Longworth Office Building, its parent company, Compass Group USA, and food suppliers Performance Food Group Co. and Foodbuy LLC. Kucinich seeks damages for negligence, in Superior Court.