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  • 22 heavily armed men post mannequin challenge on Facebook, much to delight of cops

    12/08/2016 4:47:04 PM PST · by DennisR · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/07/2016 | Travis M. Andrews
    In the video, they were all clutching firearms of various caliber. Pistols and shotguns hung frozen in the air, their blunt ends aimed at various people, who remained as still as, well, mannequins. One man was prostrate under the back of a car, as if for cover, the barrel of his shotgun peeking out. Another hid behind a plastic trash can, flimsy protection if this were a real battle.
  • WASHINGTON POST APPENDS “RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA FAKE NEWS” STORY, ADMITS IT MAYBE FAKE

    12/08/2016 7:34:48 AM PST · by fella · 14 replies
    southfront.org ^ | 8 Dec. 2016
    Do you remember that the Washington Post story that ZeroHedge, Infowars, TheSaker, Drudge Report, Wikileaks, Ron Paul Institute, Globalresearch, Counterpunch, SouthFront and other alternative media outlets are a part of the Russia-sponsored propaganda campaign against the US? Now, the Washington Post’s editorial staff admits that it was a fake.
  • Why sex is about to get a lot less fun [Trump in their heads]

    12/07/2016 11:54:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jill Filipovic
    Under a Donald Trump presidency, sex is about to get a lot less fun. That's because Trump has tapped Tom Price, an anti-abortion and anti-contraception congressman from Georgia, as his director of Health and Human Services. Price is an opponent of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of defunding Planned Parenthood, an organization that serves more than 2.5 million patients, many of them low-income, every year.
  • Kim Kardashian 'wants divorce from Kanye West after he recovers from breakdown and [tr]

    12/07/2016 10:54:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2016 | Heidi Parker
    Kim Kardashian has been helping Kanye West recover since his November mental breakdown that left him at UCLA Medical Center for 10 days. But the 36-year-old has not been happy with their marriage, UsWeekly claimed on Wednesday, and she wants to divorce him when the time is right. She is also allegedly trying to 'build a case for full custody of the kids North and Saint.' The site also stands by its earlier claim that West is not living with Kardashian inside their Bel-Air mansion. Citing multiple sources, they report the Yeezy star has been residing in an LA-area rental...
  • Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars

    12/07/2016 8:42:04 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 60 replies
    yahoo (so called) news ^ | 12.06.2016 | Lisa Baertlein and Tim Baysinger
    Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars By Lisa Baertlein and Tim Baysinger LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp co-founder Howard Schultz's plan to build a new prestige brand is a bet that moving upscale can raise the profile of the world's largest coffee brand with millennials like Megan Sauers. Schultz in April will step down as chief executive to focus on building 1,000 new "Reserve" brand stores. Over time there also will be as many as 30 large, showcase Reserve Roastery and Tasting Rooms in major cities around the world. Starbucks last week announced that...
  • Off the Cuffs: Cuddly creatures for crushed collegians

    12/07/2016 4:03:21 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 13 replies
    Cecil Whig ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | Ed Okonowicz
    ELKTON — Cuffs’ booth in the back of Elkton’s North Street Hotel was overflowing with piles of comforting, cuddly creatures. Passers-by stopped to gaze upon an assortment of friendly frogs, bouncing bunnies, grinning goats, happy horses, contented cows, soothing skunks, tender teddy bears, calm cats and tranquil dogs.
  • Frustrated husband chops off his genitals after his wife hadn't had sex with him for a DECADE

    12/06/2016 1:49:04 PM PST · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 December 2016 | Dave Burke
    A sexually frustrated husband, who claims his wife had not slept with him in a decade, has taken matters into his own hands in a bizarre manner. Ghasi Ram, 37, from India, cut off his own penis after losing his cool. He had come home drunk and started pestering his wife Manjhri Devi, 34, for sex. When she turned down his demands, he sliced off his manhood and collapsed on the floor after grabbing a knife. Manjhri called for help and a doctor was summoned. She has rubbished her husband's claims that she is to blame. The couple have been...
  • COURT FILING: IN ARMY'S EYES, CHELSEA MANNING STILL A MAN

    12/06/2016 1:46:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    A military prison psychologist has refused to recommend that Chelsea Manning's gender be changed to female in her Army service record, complicating the transgender soldier's quest to wear a feminine hairstyle at the men's prison where she is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information, according to a court document. Manning's American Civil Liberties Union lawyers disclosed the decision in a filing Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The document says the chief of the Mental Health Division at the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, prison declined Manning's Nov. 4 request to update her gender in the...
  • Fires set by Ice Age hunters destroyed forests throughout Europe

    12/06/2016 10:00:44 AM PST · by JimSEA · 57 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leiden University
    Large-scale forest fires started by prehistoric hunter-gatherers are probably the reason why Europe is not more densely forested. The finding -- by an international team, including climate researcher Professor Jed Kaplan of the University of Lausanne and archaeologist Professor Jan Kolen of Leiden University -- was published Nov. 30 in the journal PLOS ONE. Deliberate or negligent This research has generated new insights on the role of hunters in the formation of the landscape. It may be that during the coldest phase of the last Ice Age, some 20,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers deliberately lit forest fires in an attempt to...
  • Do You Believe In Magic?

    12/06/2016 6:39:03 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    Britain's got Talent ^ | 12/06/2016 | self
    his guy is amazing - see Simon Cowell's face;)
  • Trump’s election stole my desire to look for a partner

    12/06/2016 3:45:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2016 | Stephanie Land
    In August, I went on six dates in one week. I had decided that I was ready to look for a partner. Enough of this dating unavailable men a half-decade younger than me. They’d never seriously consider a relationship with me, my two children and our needy dog. No. I wanted to find an equal. A man who wouldn’t feel the need to step in and rescue me. I didn’t need rescuing. But I knew deep down that was only partially true. I often felt the sort of loneliness that settled in my stomach, starting from a chaotic afternoon with my...
  • Beaver Caught Christmas 'Shopping' at Dollar General Store in Maryland

    12/05/2016 11:58:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 1, 2016, | AVIANNE TAN
    Looks like this beaver was quite eager to do some holiday "shopping." The rodent was found looking at Christmas trees at a Dollar General store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, this past Monday, according to Jennifer Stone, public information officer for the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. "The beaver just walked right in through the front door," Stone told ABC News today.
  • Chris Wallace Grills Jill Stein: Fox News Sunday Full Interview

    12/05/2016 2:16:15 AM PST · by Daffynition · 51 replies
    punditfromanotherplanet.com ^ | December 4, 2016 | Author: The Butcher
    Posted: December 4, 2016 | Author: The Butcher | Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Democratic Party (United States), Donald Trump, Electoral College (United States), Green Party of the United States, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin |1 Comment Dr Jill Stein Appeared on Fox New Sunday with Chris Wallace. Wallace immediately grills Jill Stein On the recount efforts asking “why not New Hampshire”. Why Only States that Clinton lost? Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace engaged in a pretty combative exchange today while discussing Stein’s recount efforts, with Wallace trying...
  • Kangaroo grabs a dog in a headlock before the pooch's owner comes to his rescue by PUNCHING [tr]

    12/04/2016 6:08:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2016 | Josh Hanrahan
    They're meant to be best friends, but not every man and his dog shares this kind of bond. Incredible footage has emerged of a man fighting a large kangaroo in the Australian Outback in an effort to protect his pet pooch from the aggressive animal's clinches. The moment the man stood toe-to-toe and traded punches with the marsupial to save his dog 'Max' was captured on camera by a friend, who videoed the fight from the safety of his vehicle. The video was taken on what appeared to be a hunting trip in rural bushland.
  • Weather manipulation.

    12/03/2016 8:51:21 AM PST · by Tigen · 37 replies
    Wunderground. Com ^ | Weather Underground
    Look at weather map for anomaly coming from Ft Smith AR
  • Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

    12/03/2016 6:53:28 AM PST · by moose07 · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 December 2016 | Matt McGrath
    The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade. The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens say they are implementing the ban to improve air quality. They say they will give incentives for alternative vehicle use and promote walking and cycling. The commitments were made in Mexico at a biennial meeting of city leaders. The use of diesel in transport has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, as concerns about its impact on air quality have grown. The World Health...
  • How dare the President Elect Call world leaders without the NY Slimes permission.... Seriously!

    12/03/2016 6:27:53 AM PST · by jerod · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | DEC. 2, 2016 | By MAX FISHER and JOSH KELLER
    Less than a month after pledging to... rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you. It is also to hold power to account, impartially and unflinchingly. You can rely on The New York Times to bring the same fairness, the same level of scrutiny, the same independence to our coverage of the new president... They have abandoned their PLEDGE.
  • Intellectual Frog Legs – Victory Edition…

    12/02/2016 6:54:27 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Sundance
    Joe Dan Gorman has produced another installment of Intellectual Froglegs with a great summary of the 2016 Trump victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2GqiM3TRkw
  • TECH BLACKOUT: Huge Solar Storm Which Could WIPE OUT Modern Technology Expected by 2020

    12/01/2016 10:12:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Nov 30, 2016 | Sean Martin
    THERE is a one in eight chance that the Earth will be hit by a huge solar storm by 2020 which could potentially leave the world without Internet, phone service and many more services that modern-day humans rely on. Researchers have warned that there is roughly a 12 per cent chance that a solar storm could smash into Earth by the end of the decade. The powerful event would likely be as huge as the Carrington Event, which occurred on 1859. The solar storm which hit 150 years ago was so powerful that its southern auroras could be seen as...
  • Man crashes while streaming 114 mph drive on Facebook Live (Darwin Award?)

    12/01/2016 3:56:51 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 29 replies
    Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph and weaving in and out of traffic was critically injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier. State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence. The video posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page shows him driving 114 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.
  • Beaver wrecks Dollar General

    12/01/2016 3:50:03 PM PST · by Wills_Dad · 22 replies
    CHARLOTTE HALL, MD (RNN) - If 2016 has its way, Christmas tree fires will be the least of your worries this holiday season. A beaver found its way into a Dollar General store in Maryland, tearing apart store shelves in its search for the last box of tinsel. After the beaver had caused enough damage to warrant an emergency response, Corporal Yingling from St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control were called to the store. Officials said that the animal tried to escape once Yingling arrived, but the animal was safely apprehended and released to a wildlife rehabilitator.
  • Woman rescues red pepper Donald Trump from vegetarian chilli (with picture!)

    12/01/2016 8:23:25 AM PST · by dayglored · 31 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Gavin Clarke
    Woman rescues red pepper Donald Trump from vegetarian chilli Then cruelly cooks him in Mexican-inspired dish It was just an ordinary evening for Janet Ayers in Portsmouth, preparing a vegetarian chilli for dinner. Ingredients included a trio of peppers – red, green and yellow – from Waitrose. So imagine Janet’s horror on slicing the red Capsicum to find the twisted and toothy mug of US president elect Donald Trump screaming at her. Incarnate. “It was going into a vegetarian chilli,” Ayers informed The Reg. “A discussion about Trump and the state of the world was going on while the veg...
  • Work begins on £116million life-size replica of the TITANIC in China which will allow visitors [tr]

    12/01/2016 7:29:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rachel Burford
    The construction of a controversial £116million life-size replica of the Titanic began in China yesterday. A keel-laying ceremony and fireworks marked the start of work in the southwestern Sichuan province. The replica plans sparked controversy when it was announced the design would include a simulation of the iceberg crash that sank the original ship in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Some 1,500 people died in the disaster.
  • Protesters burn flag outside Trump's New York hotel

    12/01/2016 7:13:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Protesters burned the United States flag outside of Trump International Hotel in New York City Tuesday, following President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that flag burners be jailed or lose their citizenship. According to a report in Reuters, the activists included members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, which the news outlet notes is not part of the Community Party of the United States.
  • Nordic Food Lab wants you to eat blood, insects, brains and faeces to save the world

    11/30/2016 4:11:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Insects, blood and faeces may not sound particularly appetising, but they are among the produce we should consider eating if we want our food to be sustainable and healthy, according to a team of chefs and scientists in Denmark. ... “We try to work with every type of produce. Insects, blood, jelly fish, fermented products that sometimes smell and develop mould, and the products look rotten,” explains Roberto Flore, Head of Culinary Research and Development at the lab. “It’s about giving people more confidence with different produce and reconnecting with process of producing food." ... Currently, researchers are working on...
  • [With Pics] World's Wildest Dinner Party? This Town Hosts A Special Feast Just For Its Monkeys

    11/30/2016 3:28:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Malaysian Digest ^ | Monday, 28 November
    The monkeys have proved that they can be rowdy Tables covered in red tablecloth and piled high with fruits, sticky rice and nuts is a feast fit for humans but the honoured guests in this case are monkeys. This Thai town hosts the annual Lopburi Monkey Festival at the end of November in a gesture to thank the town's famous inhabitants for 'blessing' the town with plentiful tourists. Lopburi, also known as Monkey Province, threw the party for the primates on Sunday (27 November) to thank them for all that they do for the Thai economy, IB Times reports. The...
  • Chinese astronaut puzzled by 'knocking sound' in space

    11/30/2016 6:48:04 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 85 replies
    http://www.bbc.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | unk
  • What The Media Is Not Telling You: Deciphering And Unlocking The Message Of OSU Terrorist(tr)

    11/29/2016 12:03:25 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Maria Shoebat
    Full Title : What The Media Is Not Telling You: Deciphering And Unlocking The Message Of OSU Terrorist Proves He Gave Allegiance To ISIS And To Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Artan posted a lengthy rant on Facebook blaming the US for all the problems in the Muslim world and hailing terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki as a “hero.” … There was no specific threat of violence but a suggestion that the U.S. could stop “lone wolf attacks” by making peace with “dawla in al sham,” an outdated name for ISIS. What they are not telling you (or perhaps they are still so ignorant...
  • JiLL STeiN FoR CaT LiTTeR...

    11/29/2016 3:55:53 PM PST · by upchuck · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | williambanzai7
    Only the force of government keeps these often abusive entities alive.
  • Leah Remini: Tom Cruise Urged Me to Get Leslie Moonves to Kill '60 Minutes' Scientology Story

    11/29/2016 12:45:43 PM PST · by BBell · 45 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Seth Abramovitch
    As the first episode of her "ballsy" A&E series premieres, the actress/author-turned-investigative reporter reveals what everyone from pal Jennifer Lopez to co-star Kevin James felt about her former religion — and shares the memory of an awkward phone conversation she once had with the CBS chief at the 'Mission: Impossible' star's behest.A&E's legal department is no doubt burning the midnight oil to usher its latest series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, on-air. The network has already received multiple threatening letters from the Church of Scientology, in which the show's host, Leah Remini, is described as a "has-been actress" and...
  • Y-fronts, bell-bottoms and cable-knit vests! The 1970s men's clothing ads that reveal [tr]

    11/29/2016 10:16:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 114 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2016 | Sadie Whitelocks
    One model with a mullet and mustache throws a 'Blue Steel' pose as he models a velour dressing gown while another similar-looking chap stands confidently in a snazzy pair of bell-bottom trousers. These are snapshots from a range of 1970s adverts showing the most popular men's fashions of the day. High-waist pants, skimpy briefs, synthetic fabrics and psychedelic patterns seem to be in vogue - looks more suited to the fancy dress parties of today.
  • The world's last survivor of the 19th Century celebrates her 117th birthday in Italy [tr]

    11/29/2016 8:11:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2016 | Hannah Al-Othman
    The world's oldest woman has celebrated another birthday, as she turned 117 today. Italian woman Emma Morano is the last known person alive to have been born in the 19th century, and the oldest person on record in the world. She celebrated the landmark day by enjoying a birthday cake wth her carers in her home in Verbania, a town in northern Italy on Lake Maggiore.
  • Hollywood Leftists, Stop Being Racist and Move to Cuba

    11/29/2016 6:38:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 28, 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    I’ve just had a brilliant idea for Hollywood celebrities and other leftist nincompoops dreading the coming presidency of Trump. Virtue-signalling celebs, it’s time to pack your bags for sunny Cuba! A wide variety of entertainers (I use the term loosely) and other left-leaning Americans announced during the run-up to the election that they would leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency.
  • Is this Crathes Castle’s ‘Green Lady’ ghost?

    11/29/2016 12:23:28 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://www.scotsman.com ^ | Nov 28 2016 | unknown
  • A Japanese Skating Rink Froze 5,000 Dead Fish in the Ice. People Were Not Happy

    11/28/2016 7:59:28 AM PST · by dayglored · 80 replies
    TIME ^ | Nov 28, 2016 | Tara John
    A Japanese amusement park faced a deluge of criticism after opening an ice skating rink featuring thousands of dead fish suspended in ice.Space World, in the southwestern city of Kitakyushu, closed the aquarium-themed skating rink on Nov. 17 after an online campaign called the attraction, “immoral,” “cruel” and “disrespectful of life,” reports the Guardian.The outcry began after a local TV report on the rink, which featured about 5,000 dead mackerel and other fish embedded in ice. Some of the frozen fish were positioned to spell out “hello,” while others formed arrows to guide skaters in the correct direction around the...
  • Below Zero? Snow Covers Sand in Saudi Regions

    11/27/2016 6:52:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 27 November 2016 | Dhafer Al-Bakri
    White and brown merged into one color as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below zero Celsius. In the central city of Shakra’ and the northwestern city of Tabuk, thin layers of snow carpeted the ground. In Tabarjal, a town located in the northern Al-Jawf region temperatures reached -3 Celsius, and in Al-Quryat, a northern province, the temperature was -1 Celsius. Rainfall continues While mid-October usually marks the short-lived peak for Saudi Arabia’s rainfall season, the kingdom is still experiencing light to medium showers. Saudi Arabia on Friday witnessed medium...
  • Rescue goat suffering from Anxiety Only Calms Down in Her Duck Outfit

    11/27/2016 2:24:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    News4 San Antonio ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 2016 | Victoria Price
    Meet Polly, an adorable rescue goat who is blind and suffers from severe anxiety. Her owner Leanne Lauricella rescued the baby goat and says Polly suffers from neurological problems. Leanne said the baby goat would often run around and cry if she couldn't find her. Her owner purchased the costume from a store for Halloween, not expecting it to have such a profound effect on her. The duck costume helped Polly the goat go from anxious and stressed to all zen and chill. There’s something about that duck costume that calms her. As soon as I put it on her,...
  • Missing California woman was found 'heavily battered,' police records say

    11/27/2016 1:51:34 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27 Nov 16 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    Sherri Papini, the Northern California woman who was missing for three weeks, was found on the side of a road Thursday chained and "heavily battered," according to police dispatch logs.
  • People Knowingly Donated $100,000 To Dig A Big, Pointless Hole In The Ground

    11/27/2016 12:40:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | November 27, 20161:55 PM ET | Laura Wagner
    When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Cards Against Humanity, the maker of the game of the same name, announced last week it would be celebrating Black Friday by digging a giant, pointless hole in the ground. The company named it the Holiday Hole, and said it would dig the hole for as long as people were willing to pay for it. The plan was announced on Friday, Nov. 18., and began a week later. It ended Sunday. Before the dig was stopped, donations began to dwindle, but for more than a week the...
  • ...Living cells are coaxed into using silicon to make material for TV and computer screens

    11/25/2016 2:31:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 11/25/2016 | Ryan O'Hare
    Engineers have exploited the tenacious nature of life by persuading it to build with silicon – the stuff of microchips. In a breakthrough study, researchers have tweaked a bacterial protein to knit together carbon and silicon, producing the basis for compounds used in everything from drugs to TV screens. The team claims that their enzyme is far more efficient than man-made catalysts and could reduce the cost of making the compounds and avoid using toxic material. As silicon-carbon bonds are not known to occur naturally, they are made in the lab by chemists. But in a first, the CalTech team...
  • CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally

    11/25/2016 7:10:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | S. Noble
    CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally by S. Noble • November 25, 2016 IBD Times tells us that CNN, a fake news channel accidentally broadcast 30 minutes of hardcore pornography to viewers in Boston on Thursday 24 November. Even funnier, they were looking for the travel and food show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, They got to see parts unknown alright. It was R-rated porn. They blamed the cable provider RCN but it did take them a half hour to notice the error. Fortunately it was 10 at night and not daytime.
  • Transgender Officer Banned From Event She Helped Organize

    11/24/2016 1:00:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    A transgender police officer who helped organize San Diego’s Transgender Day of Awareness was turned away from the event when she tried to attend in her police uniform. ... Later, she attempted to attend the event herself but was asked to leave. She says she was told her uniform could upset others.
  • How To Roast A Turkey With A Jet Truck

    11/24/2016 8:47:42 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 23 November 2016 | Stef Schrader
    If your relatives insist on having the traditional turkey dinner, skip the cheesy deep-fryer and don’t bother trying to be cute by wrapping bird parts around your puny road car’s exhaust. What you need is a jet truck.
  • Donald Trump Christmas ornament @ $149

    11/24/2016 8:34:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 14 replies
    cbsNews ^ | Nov 23, 2016 | staff reporter
    WASHINGTON -- For Donald Trump supporters looking to extend election season into holiday season, the president-elect’s campaign has a new offering: The Make America Great Again Christmas ornament. The painted brass bauble comes in the shape of the Trump campaign’s iconic red baseball caps and is on sale through Mr. Trump’s website for $149.
  • Should Eating Live Octopus Be Made Illegal?

    11/22/2016 9:33:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | Monday 21 Nov 2016 | Lisa Bowman
    Eating live animals has been around for years, and is still extremely popular in countries like Korea. People might claim that it’s a delicacy but to be honest, wanting to consume a creature that’s squirming with pain on your plate is a bit sadistic, no? That’s not to mention the fact that its tentacles can latch onto your throat and choke you. Just sayin’. Animal activists PETA agree, and their latest investigation focuses on the barbaric practice. Investigators visited restaurants in Los Angeles in September of this year and filmed chefs pinning down live octopuses and ripping off their limbs....
  • Human head transplant doctor will use VR to prepare patients for new body

    11/22/2016 7:19:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    techspot.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Rob Thubron
    You may have heard about the Italian Neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero, who plans to carry out the world’s first human head transplant next year. Having secured a volunteer for the operation, the professor has just unveiled a virtual reality system that will hopefully “prepare patients for life in a new body,” an experience that could cause unexpected psychological reactions. Professor Canavero is determined to perform the operation in 2017 on wheelchair user Valery Spiridonov, who runs an educational software company in Russia and suffers from the muscle-wasting Werdnig-Hoffman disease. Assuming the complex transplant take place, Spiridonov will have his head nearly...
  • How to get more women involved in politics

    11/22/2016 6:38:32 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 21 replies
    NY MAG ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Claire Landsbaum
    The United States has an abysmal record on women in politics. As of last spring, just 20 percent of national-level seats were held by women, and the local numbers are just as bad. And although that number rose slightlythis election cycle, we’re nowhere close to the 50/50 ratio of nations like, say, Iceland.
  • Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Over Donald Trump Now Exceeds 1.5 Million Votes

    11/22/2016 6:26:25 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 20, 2016 | Davy Caplan
    According to new figures released by The Associated Press on Saturday, Clinton received more than 1.5 million votes more than her Republican rival. As of Saturday, Clinton had received 63,390,669 votes, while Trump received 61,820,845 votes -- a difference of 1,569,824, according to The AP. Rounded off to whole numbers, that translates to 48 percent vs. 47 percent.
  • Billionaire 'princess' daughter of former Uzbek president ..been fatally POISONED [tr]

    11/22/2016 5:15:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2016 | Will Stewart
    Astonishing claims have emerged from authoritarian Uzbekistan today that the glamorous daughter of former dictator Islam Karimov has died from 'poisoning'. The sensational reports about ex-billionaire Gulnara Karimova - who has been locked away out of sight since her father purged her in 2013 - cannot be immediately verified. The 44-year-old was reported several months ago to have been shut away in a psychiatric hospital, while other accounts say she was held under house arrest, and one report suggested she was living in exile in Israel.
  • Woman ‘Entered By a Horse Spirit’ Gallops on All Fours and Makes Hooves From Pots (7 Years)

    11/21/2016 4:10:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Thursday 17 Nov 201 | Nicole Morley
    This woman lived as a horse until the age of 13. Kate Havord would gallop around on all fours, wear a bridle and even eat grass. Between the ages of six and 13 the 47-year-old claims a ‘horse spirit’ entered her and eventually had 32 distinct horse personalities she could call upon at any given moment. Kate, who lives in Chippenham, Wilts, but grew up ‘roaming free’ on a farm in Scotland, would even try to eat her meals like a horse and fashioned some horse shoes from old cork. She said: ‘It was like the spirit of the horse...