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  • Patriarch John of Antioch, Other Mid East Christian Heads Meet with Pres. Putin, Hungarian PM Orban

    11/03/2019 7:23:56 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/1/19
    Patriarch John X of Antioch and the heads of several other Christian churches in the Middle East met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Wednesday, October 30 to discuss the ongoing persecution and ways to protect the suffering Christian communities in the Middle East. The meeting, which was organized by Prime Minster Orban, was also attended by Patriarch Mar Ignatius Ephraim II of the Syriac church, Melkite Patriarch Youssef I AbsI of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem, and Syro-Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Ignatius Youssef III...
  • Hollywood’s Stunt Industry Grapples With Issues of Race and Skin Color

    03/01/2019 6:57:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | March 1, 2019 | Todd Longwell
    In August, a photo surfaced of a boy in an Afro wig with makeup-darkened skin standing in for 11-year-old African-American actor Keith L. Williams on the Vancouver set of “Good Boys,” a comedy about three sixth-graders who ditch school and wind up on a road trip. The image sparked online outrage, and Seth Rogen, one of the film’s producers, quickly apologized, declaring that on all future projects his team would “take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place again.” It turned out that the boy in the makeup, reportedly the son of a stuntman, was African-American...
  • Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist

    07/04/2018 9:00:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 4, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore and Chris Perez
    The woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday has been identified. Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest. She lives in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island and is currently in federal custody, according to police sources. Officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit transported her to a federal detention center on Wednesday night following her three-hour standoff with authorities. Her case is being handled by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.
  • 13-year-old running for Vermont governor highlights gun control in platform

    03/30/2018 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Revel · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/18 | Avery Anapol
    A 13-year-old running for governor in Vermont is highlighting gun control in his platform. Ethan Sonneborn, who declared his candidacy last year, is calling for stricter gun control in his home state, and told CNN in an interview published Friday that the refreshed national conversation on guns in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting presents a “good opportunity to make change.” “There's always been a sense of, 'We don't talk about that in politics.' That's what I wanted to change," Ethan told CNN. "I wish it didn't take a tragedy for us to become involved in a national dialogue...
  • Cops: Teacher in custody after barricading self in classroom with gun

    02/28/2018 12:02:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | Feb 28, 2018
    DALTON, Ga. -- A teacher is in custody after police say he barricaded himself inside a classroom at a high school in northwest Georgia Wednesday, police say. Police responded to the report of shot or shots fired at Dalton High School in Dalton and reported via Twitter that a person, believed to be a teacher, was barricaded inside. A Dalton police spokesperson told CBS News the teacher had a gun. CBS affiliate WDEF reports the situation began around 11:30 a.m. when the teacher blocked students from entering his class. When the principal tried to unlock the door, they heard a...
  • The latest stunt from the Bergoglian Circus UPDATED!

    01/19/2018 4:14:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | January 19, 2018
    The Greatest Show 30,000 Feet Above Earth®, otherwise known as the Bergoglian Circus, is in the news once again. Yesterday, aboard the “papal” airplane en route to the Chilean port city of Iquique, to the utter delight of Heathens and Humanists, and Heretics of all Ages ®, the ringleader of Modernist Rome performed a never-before-seen stunt.Billed by publicists in the Vatican as a “marriage ceremony,” this latest act of daring is perhaps the greatest feat of illusion Bergolgio has performed since 2013 when first he managed to convince unsuspecting Catholics the world over that he is the Successor of St....
  • Woman pleads guilty to shooting boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt

    12/21/2017 7:27:55 PM PST · by Simon Green · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/21/17
    <p>HALSTAD, Minn. -- A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube. Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, The Star Tribune reported . Perez, who was pregnant at the time of the shooting, has two young children with Ruiz.</p>
  • Father of Muslim bomb hoax clockster was Qur’an’s defense attorney against Terry Jones in mock trial

    09/18/2015 1:54:44 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 72 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 17, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Father of Muslim bomb hoax clockster was Qur’an’s defense attorney against Terry Jones in mock trial ByPAMELA GELLER on September 17, 2015. When I first posted this story, I said it smelled fishy. Now it positively stinks. Does this look like a clock to you? And now the plot thickens. In what has become one of the most egregious of the faked hate narratives, the bomb hoax clockster has a family with a history of supremacist stunts. “One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic...
  • Video Shows Daring Dirt Bike Rider Jump Across 60 Freeway (CA)

    03/03/2017 8:05:53 PM PST · by granite · 27 replies ^ | March 3, 2017 9:10 pm ET | By Renee Schiavone
    BEAUMONT, CA – A viral video of a person jumping a Southern California freeway was making the rounds Friday. The motorcyclist's daring – and potentially deadly – stunt was caught on camera and shared on Facebook. The video clip, which is just under a minute long, was shot in an area known as The Badlands, between Beaumont and Moreno Valley. In the segment, the rider is seen as he first prepares the dirt path in the hilly pass and then as he jumps across four lanes of traffic on the 60 freeway below.
  • British Daredevil on Top of 465-m Marina 101 Crane in Dubai [Video]

    02/22/2016 12:48:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, February 22, 2016 | Parag Deulgaonkar
    Developer tightens security, no unauthorised personnel allowed British thrill-seeker James Kingston, who had previously climbed 414-metre Princess Tower in 2014, has climbed the 425-metre Marina 101, but then reaching to the top of the crane at 465 metres. “Marina 101... This is by far the tallest structure I've climbed so far... I later found out that it's the tallest residential building in the world. Crazy, huh?” he said in a post on youtube. It took him about an hour and a half to get to the roof of the building using the crane to get up the first 50...
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Robbie Maddison jumps ski ramp in Utah

    Wow, pretty cool stunt, watching the video is almost surreal.
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • Boehner’s suit is not a stunt. It’s an act submitting to Obama's ongoing tyranny!

    06/29/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 11 replies
    6/29/2014 | johnwk
      See: Obama: Boehner's lawsuit is 'a stunt' ”President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner's plans to file a lawsuit over the President's use of executive action "a stunt," in an interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.” The obvious truth is, Boehner’s threatened lawsuit is another clever strategy by the Republican Establishment to assist Obama in his fundamental transformation of America while pretending to be fighting against it. Boehner’s lawsuit is basically the same strategy which was pulled when 26 State Attorney Generals file suit against Obamacare. Instead of these AGs filing their case directly in the Supreme...
  • Pilot, stunt walker killed in plane crash at Ohio air show

    06/22/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT · by Doogle · 47 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | AP via FOX
    DAYTON, Ohio – A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said. The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport. No spectators were hurt. A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, erupting into flames as spectators screamed. Ian Hoyt, an aviation photographer and licensed pilot from Findlay, was at the...
  • Obama's Silly Pay Cut Stunt Exposed

    04/03/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/3/13 | Philip Bump
    In a measure of solidarity with those affected by the budget-slashing government sequestration, President Obama is giving up 5 percent of his salary for rest of the year, which is almost as admirable and sensible as a mansion-owner shutting off his marble fountains during a drought. This is not to imply that the president shouldn't demonstrate some unity with those who've been furloughed or lost work because of the blind slashing the sequestration prompted. People like Jeff Maryak, profiled by BuzzFeed, who is considering re-enlisting to make ends meet after a 27 percent pay cut. People like those who've lost...
  • Obama to Return 5 Percent of Salary

    04/03/2013 12:41:02 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 83 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/3/13 | Arlette Saenz
    President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury Department, a senior White House official tells ABC News, a sign of solidarity with the federal workers who face furloughs due to the sequester cuts. “The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury,” a White House aide said.
  • Warren Buffett: I'll match any Republican donation to pay down the federal debt

    01/11/2012 5:45:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 1/12/11 | The Hill
    Business mogul Warren Buffet is promising to match any donation Republican members make toward cutting the national deficit. And he upped the ante when it came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying he would match the leader's donations three-to-one. His pledge comes after McConnell said that if Buffett is feeling guilty about not paying more in taxes, he should just send in a check. "With regard to his tax rate, if he’s feeling guilty about it, I think he should send in a check," McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in September.
  • [Mythbusters] TV Stunt Goes Awry, Sends Cannonball Rocketing Through Homes

    12/07/2011 7:00:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies · 1+ views
    DUBLIN, Calif. (CBS) — A cast iron cannonball rocketed through two homes and landed inside a minivan Tuesday when a “Mythbusters” TV experiment went wrong. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are hosts of the scientific experimentation show, which airs on The Discovery Channel. The pair was reportedly trying to figure out how fast a cannonball would travel, when it misfired and shot hundreds of feet in the air. “This cannonball was supposed to go through several barrels of water and through a cinder block, and then ultimately into the side of the hill,” said J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County...
  • Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse

    06/29/2011 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 54 replies
    Sleaze Times ^ | 6/10/11 | Stefan Kamph
    Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a "Party to Leave the Party" -- an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent...So here are the details: On Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the PBA headquarters on SW 26th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale, the union will have elections officials standing by to register new voters or switch party registrations for anyone with a valid Florida ID.