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  • ...he climbed on top of a MOVING train to 'surf it' and was electrocuted by 12,000 volts

    09/22/2018 8:42:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 22, 2018 | Leah Simpson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'Give me a chance to put hands on him': Moment Boston Red Sox fan tries to get to his dying brother after he climbed on top of a MOVING train to 'surf it' and was electrocuted by 12,000 volts A Boston Red Sox fan died after he climbed outside of a moving train and was electrocuted by 12,000 bolts on his way home from a game on Wednesday. Michael Vigeant, 24, passed away just one hour after his team lost a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium . A video shows the scene inside the...
  • Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...

    09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo
    A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.Meet Mama Rayne! Here Kitty Kitty RescueLast Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building. "When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because...
  • Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

    09/22/2018 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 September 2018 , 8:34am | Mark Molloy
    Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art”. They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality. In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to...
  • Pregnant Chilean women broadcast their babies’ heartbeats to the world

    09/22/2018 3:08:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Live Action ^ | Sep 14, 2018 | Kristi Burton Brown
    On September 8, 2018, Chilean women stood outside in a peaceful protest, letting the world listen in as they broadcasted the heartbeats of their preborn children. When Colectivo Por Las Dos Vidas: Ola Celeste Chile posted the women’s video, it was paired with these words: “The voice of the heart does not need explanation. Children for birth speak for themselves, we must only hear them. Chile is #porlas2vidas (for two lives) .” The square where these women met was quickly filled up with excited people, waving and wearing blue scarves. Each one was proclaiming that it is absolutely possible —...
  • VIDEO: Raccoon scales Ocean City building before jumping down, running off

    09/22/2018 1:27:51 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | September 22, 2018
    A man on vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey captured incredible video of a raccoon scaling the side of a building and climbing several stories. Micha Rea, a South Carolina resident, was walking the boardwalk with friends when he says they spotted the raccoon roughly nine stories up on the side of a building. Rea broke out his camera and started recording. He films the raccoon holding onto the wall of an apartment complex, before showing the group of people who had gathered, including animal control. By the time the camera turns back to the raccoon, the critter has decided...
  • Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 11/9' And 'Life Itself' Bomb At Friday Box Office

    09/22/2018 8:38:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 22, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    [Snip] So, in that sense, it’s no surprise that Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 tanked in its whopping 1,719 theater wide release debut. [Snip] folks are even less likely to flock to an openly political documentary, and frankly even those on the left don’t necessarily want to pay to see a 125-minute crash course of the current horrors of the day. I’d gladly pay triple the ticket price to see a version of the movie without you-know-who babbling incoherently. I’d argue that Moore’s motives in making the movie were less about spreading the word through its contents than in using the...
  • An Informal Poll - Women Only (sorry guys!)

    09/22/2018 7:41:05 AM PDT · by blu · 57 replies
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    This is an formal survey. Gents, you'll see why it's women only. Ladies, it doesn't matter if you believe Dr. Ford or not. Do you think she is asking for extra special handling because she is a woman? Do you think she is being treated differently because she is a woman? You can say if you believe her or not, but the real questions are above.
  • British Citizens To Be Trained To Deal With Terror Attacks Amid Police Shortage

    09/22/2018 6:05:39 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 50 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-22 14:00 | Paul Whitehead
    The British public will be given the training to deal with terror attacks in cities like London amid the shortage of police to counter the growing threat of homegrown terrorism in the country.
  • Democrats: We Already Know Kavanaugh Is Guilty [Montage]

    09/21/2018 10:25:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Grabienews ^ | 21 Sep, 2018 | Staff
    Though he's yet to be afforded an opportunity to present a defense before the American people, many Democrats have already tried and convicted Judge Brett Kavanaugh on charges of sexual assault. Christine Blasey Ford is accusing Brett Kavanaugh of forcing himself on her at 1982 party somewhere in Montgomery County, Md. Kavanaugh has released statements denying the allegation. Neither party has yet to provide full testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. No matter. Kavanaugh, many Democrats say, is clearly guilty. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Thursday: "I believe her because she is telling the truth and you know it by...
  • Major Garrett on the Takeout

    09/21/2018 10:15:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Major Garrett
    I'm not usually one to hone in on someone's personal failings, or to hector people for their sins, but considering these slime-balls in the press insist upon their own virtue, all I have to say is "WTF?" Here we have an obvious alcoholic passing judgment on President Trump, who, AFAIK, is a teetotaler, while heavily intoxicated. Am I the only one troubled by this? Watch the entire video. I haven't seen Mr. Garrett this discomfited since Donald Trump clowned him while honoring our veterans during his presidential campaign.
  • Now We Know the End Game

    09/21/2018 6:34:08 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    Vanity | 9/21/18 | Originalbuckeye
    We are finally realizing what Dr Ford really wanted. She wants to be able to testify without being under oath. She will be on 60 Minutes on Sunday, where she will tell her story without the construction of being under oath.
  • As he considers 2020, Biden airs regrets of Thomas hearings

    09/21/2018 3:44:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2018 4:32 PM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    Weighing a 2020 campaign for president, former Vice President Joe Biden says he should have protected Anita Hill from what he called “character assassination” during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas more than a quarter century ago. Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee during the contentious 1991 hearings. As sexual misconduct again shadows a high court confirmation, Biden said he failed to prevent the all-male committee from putting Hill on the defensive. “Anita Hill was vilified when she came forward, by a lot of my colleagues,” Biden said during an interview on NBC’s Today. “I wish I...
  • Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2018?

    09/21/2018 1:08:47 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    WeedNews ^ | 12/17/2017 | Johnny Green
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last five years, then you know that there are now 8 states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. Colorado and Washington State legalized cannabis in 2012, Oregon, Alaska (and Washington D.C.) legalized cannabis in 2014, and Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and California legalized cannabis in 2016. All of those states (and D.C.) legalized cannabis via the citizen initiative process. Going into 2017 it seemed like at least one state would legalize cannabis via legislative action, and Vermont was very close to doing so until its Governor vetoed a legalization bill...
  • Tulane mandates new students take “Race and Inclusion” course

    09/21/2018 11:13:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 21, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Tulane University now requires all incoming students to enroll in a “Race and Inclusion” course, a new addition to the curriculum that has been condemned by some students for its lack of acknowledgment of viewpoint diversity. In a recent press release, Tulane announced that all new enrollees will be mandated to enroll in a course that focuses at least 60 percent of it content on “race and inclusion” to help students understand the “increasingly diverse society” they live in.
  • Pro-choice group at Catholic university begins offering morning-after pill

    09/21/2018 11:09:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 21, 2018 | Sarah George
    This week Georgetown University’s unrecognized pro-choice student group “H*yas for Choice” announced that it would begin providing Plan B emergency contraception to students on campus. The announcement was made via the group’s Facebook page in a short video featuring the group’s president, Angela Maske, and one of its spokeswomen, Elianna Schiffrik.
  • Stanford prof: Speakers of ‘black’ English face widespread discrimination

    09/21/2018 11:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Sarah George
    A sociolinguist from Stanford University claims the way African-Americans speak leads to discrimination across the board — in the court system, interactions with police, education, and employment. Professor John Rickford says “Black Vernacular English” is viewed as less “trustworthy, intelligent and well-educated” than so-called standard “white” English, and that “dismantling this construction is part of the fight for racial justice.”
  • Sharky's loses liquor license after agents buy drugs, lap dances with food stamps

    09/21/2018 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    ABC22Now ^ | 09/20/2018 | Christina Schaefer
    Agents with the OIU had began investigating Twenty Two Fifty, Inc. which is also known as Sharky's in May of 2017. During the investigation, agents say they were able to buy drugs and lap dances by using food stamps. During the five-month long investigation, agents exchanged more than $2,000 worth of food stamps to buy heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine, methamphetamine and lap dances. Criminal charges were filed against employees and patrons for drug trafficking, food stamp trafficking, aggravated shipment and distribution of heroin, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and illegal sexual activity.
  • Great quote from Mark Steyn re: Judge Kavanaugh

    09/21/2018 9:46:26 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 21 replies
    Great quote from a radio talk show host, Mark Steyn, that speaks of the absurdity and patent unfairness of having the judge testify before his accuser does and then be out of the room: Acts 25: 16 “I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over any man before he has faced his accusers and has had an opportunity to defend himself against their charges. The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Ac 25:16). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • People Got So Mad About This 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume That the Company Is No Longer Selling It

    09/21/2018 8:18:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Time ^ | September 21, 2018 | Billy Perrigo
    A “sexy” Halloween costume inspired by the dystopian novel and TV series The Handmaid’s Tale is no longer being sold after receiving a barrage of online criticism for sexualizing the show’s subject matter — women subjugated by an oppressive government. The online retailer Yandy, which designed and sold the costume, issued an apology Thursday following the backlash. “Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that [the costume] is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than empowerment,” the company wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “This is unfortunate as it was not our intention on...
  • Ohio State academic misconduct cases on the rise

    09/21/2018 7:21:23 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    The Lantern ^ | September 19, 2018 | Zach Varda
    The temptation to cheat is as old as the idea of administering exams and writing essays. As technology continues to evolve, cheating has become easier through the use of group chat apps like GroupMe and websites like Course Hero that let students share course materials. As a result, more Ohio State students are giving in to the temptation. A Lantern review of annual reports and statistics compiled by Ohio State’s Committee on Academic Misconduct reveals a large spike in the number of reported cases of cheating over the past four school years.