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  • Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later

    05/24/2017 1:13:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | 05-24-2017 | Seph Lawless
    Walt Disney World's first water park, Disney River Country, closed 25 years after debuting in 1976. It has remained shut for more than 15 years. The park's pool was filled in with concrete last year. Seph Lawless, a Cleveland-based photographer whose work includes abandoned spaces like the inside of the vacant Chicago-area Lincoln Mall, took photos of the empty Disney River Country for a series available in his forthcoming book, "Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation." You can check out more of Lawless' work on his website, YouTube channel and Instagram. CORRECTION (May 24, 2017, 10 a.m.): Disney...
  • Man captures terrifying footage of massive spider carrying mouse up a fridge

    05/24/2017 7:06:15 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 57 replies
    WTEN-TV ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jason Womal
    An Australian man posted a Facebook video of a massive spider carrying a mouse up a fridge. The video taken by Jason Womal has been watched more than 10 million times. It shows a Huntsman spider trying to eat the mouse as it drags it up the fridge. Womal says the spider is fine and that he has chosen to adopt him. “We have named him Hermie,” Womal said in a Facebook post. “He is now running his own extermination business out of our town in Coppabella. Oh and he is now paying rent. Lol.”
  • Dissolving the dead

    05/23/2017 10:10:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Bradshaw’s offered two types of cremation: the one that everyone knows about, involving fire, and a new kind, which uses water. A pamphlet explained that this “gentle, eco-friendly alternative to flame-based cremation” used an alkaline solution made with potassium hydroxide to reduce the body to a skeleton. ... To burn a single body, a cremator machine generates enough heat to warm a home in winter for a week, even in freezing Minnesota. Bradshaw’s are one of just 14 funeral homes in the world to offer this “green” option. Alkaline hydrolysis is said to be much more environmentally friendly than conventional...
  • Man held by authorities spotted at Bataclan band concert venue (Spain April 2017 article)

    05/22/2017 8:39:33 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 4 replies
    ...Close to a year later on September 10, the US rock group [Eagles of Death Metal] played at the Apolo concert hall in Barcelona. Under high alert, police stopped a Moroccan man in front of the hall and asked him for his ID, said a spokesman for police in the northeastern region of Catalonia where Barcelona is located. He told AFP that on identifying him, police discovered alleged links to people involved in the Brussels airport and metro attacks last year that left 32 people dead and more than 320 wounded. The attacks were led by an Islamic State cell...
  • Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

    05/22/2017 5:08:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 47 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 22 May 2017 | Sarah Knapton
    T he history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.  Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five million years before venturing further afield. But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago. The discovery of the creature, named Graecopithecus freybergi, and nicknameded ‘El Graeco' by scientists, proves our ancestors were already starting to evolve in...
  • Pages loading slowwwwly

    05/22/2017 4:23:21 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 39 replies
    Is it my end or is the Duct Tape giving out ??
  • 1 Bitcoin Equals 2251.00 US Dollars

    1 Bitcoin equals 2251.00 U.S. dollars, and 1 ounce of Gold is 1.260.85 U.S. dollars. and   How is that bit coin is more valuable than gold?
  • Sources: Boris Epshteyn Paid Russian Hackers for Team Trump (deep state leaks their fake news)

    05/22/2017 9:58:11 AM PDT · by drewh · 40 replies
    Patriotbiotics ^ | May 2017 | Louise Mench
    Exclusive: Sources linked to the intelligence community say it is believed that the Russian hacker of the election, Pyotr Levashov, was paid directly by Boris Epshteyn on behalf of both Trump and the FSB. Sources say the indictment on April 20th of Levashov in the US district court in Connecticut (where an FBI counterintelligence division is based) represents the first concrete move in court that openly leads towards the impeachment of Donald Trump and the prosecution of dozens of members of his team – because this hacker, the sources suggest, was compensated by Team Trump and the FSB jointly, and...
  • "World’s first operational Robocop" hits the streets as Dubai builds robot police force

    05/22/2017 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | 05/22/17 | KELLY-ANN MILLS
    Robots are set to make up a quarter of Dubai's police by 2030 - and Robocop is the first The "world's first operational Robocop" has been unveiled in Dubai as part of the emirate's planned robot police force. Robocop started work on Sunday and is already making a name for itself. At 5ft 5in tall and weighing 100kg, it can speak six languages and is designed to read facial expressions. It had an easy start to working life, being unveiled at the three-day long Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. But when the Expo draws to a close tomorrow, it...
  • ...use still images of people and turn them into FAKE video - and even put words in their mouths

    05/21/2017 6:57:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    While these systems currently focus on changing the shape of the mouth, Alex Champandard, the co-founder of which makes AI tools for artists, says these tools will also be able to change facial expressions and posture in the future. He says that soon, people will have trouble figuring out which videos are fake and which are real. Already, given enough time, experts can create fake videos that look realistic. This is because AI tools are making the process rapid and simple, so much so that eventually, almost anyone could make these videos too. This could render video evidence unreliable...
  • UPDATE: Man charged after wearing clown mask while jumping out at cars

    05/19/2017 9:17:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    wsaz ^ | May 19, 2017 | Nathan Takitch; WSAZ News Staff
    -- KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested after he was seen wearing a clown mask and jumping out at cars as they drove by. Kevin Hancock, 45, of Belle, is charged with wearing of masks, possession of meth, marijuana and roxycodone and public intoxication. According to the criminal complaint, a passerby told a trooper they saw a person wearing a clown mask and scaring cars on Witcher Creek Road.
  • Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

    05/19/2017 8:19:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    DENVER -- A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment. KUSA-TV reports 57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, is being held without bail after he told investigators Wednesday that he performed the procedure.
  • Cyclops Goat Worshipped in India After Defying Vets to Live in 'Miracle'

    05/19/2017 1:39:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Exxpress ^ | Fri, May 19, 2017
    A BABY goat with one enlarged eye has been born in Assam, India.The kid was born on Wednesday May 10th, and has baffled local villagers. Vets predicted that the goat, who also has only one ear, would die within a few days but he has defied expectations and stayed alive longer than expected. The condition which causes these defects is called cyclopia. A rare anomaly, it occurs during development in the womb when the two hemispheres of the brain do not separate. This leads to the formation of a single central cavity with one eye, or sometimes partially fused or...
  • (America's Liberal Sweetheart) Jennifer Lawrence Won't Apologize for Dancing at a Strip Club

    05/19/2017 11:38:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Uprrroxx ^ | 5/19/ 2017 ast | Josh Krupp
    Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most recognizable people on the planet. She’s also 26 years old, and like most 26 year olds, she enjoys acting like an idiot with her friends. Unlike most 26 year olds, though, star can’t go anywhere in public without someone recording her. While hanging out at the Beverly Hills Club (or as Radar Online put it, a “Euro-trash strip club”) Lawrence was filmed “riding a stripper pole, spanking herself with dollar bills, and SO much more!” imagine the scene from Silver Linings Playbook where Lawrence dances to the White Stripes’ “Fell in...
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like an Angry Wife

    05/19/2017 10:20:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    A woman who was driving in Pathum Thani, Thailand and spotted her husband driving in another car with his alleged mistress gave chase and damaged several vehicles and injured several others in the process. The woman was driving in a black Toyota Fortuner while her husband drove a white Mercedes Benz. The news made headlines in Thailand with many social media users either sympathising with her plight or criticising her for her selfish actions. According to news reports, the woman had secretly planted a GPS tracker in her husband’s vehicle. She had not only caused heavy traffic in northern Bangkok...
  • Donate to FreeRepublic error

    05/19/2017 9:36:01 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 9 replies | Varmint Al
    I get this error when I try to donate to FreeRepublic. Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Ivanka Trump Shares Baby Theodore's First Steps on Facebook

    05/19/2017 9:28:10 AM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 19 2017 | Sabrina Rojas Weiss
    Following up on her widely popular dance video with Joseph Kushner, Ivanka Trump has just released another Facebook clip, this time starring youngest son Theodore. It seems the 14-month old took his first steps on Thursday night. “Big night for baby Theodore. He took his first steps!” the first daughter and presidential adviser wrote. She is barefoot, but still wearing a purple, sleeveless floral dress that she could have been wearing at work during the day. It doesn’t exactly look like this is the room in which baby Theodore normally does his walking practice. Parents of toddlers watching the video...
  • Steve Harvey Sued for ‘Soul murder’

    05/19/2017 9:17:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    WINA ^ | 5/19
    Steve Harvey’s ex-wife Mary Lee Harvey has alleged he mentally tortured her in a new $60 million lawsuit. The former couple divorced in 2005 after a nine-year marriage and have since been involved in bitter legal disputes. Harvey’s second wife Mary Lee, who now has the surname Vaughn, filed a lawsuit against her TV presenter ex-husband on Wednesday, according to court documents obtained by editors at “Entertainment Tonight.” Her complaint alleges she was subjected to “prolonged torture with the infliction of severe mental pain and suffering,” during her marriage to the 60-year-old Miss Universe host, with whom she has a...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Looking Into Running for Office to Bring GOP 'Around' on LGBT Issues

    05/14/2017 2:33:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 79 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 14 2017 ast | Pam Key
    During an interview on the BBC with host Victoria Derbyshire, transgender advocate Caitlyn Jenner said she was considering running for office to promote LGBT issues from within the Republican Party. When asked about going into politics, Jenner said, “I have been asked that question quite a bit, to be honest with you over the next year I’m looking into it."" I want to know, and I have to be very smart about this—where can I do a better job for my community, in bringing the Republican Party around when it comes to all LGBT issues? Is it from the outside?"...
  • Girls do not like to date nice boys

    05/14/2017 1:33:01 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 126 replies
    They just don't. In my high school years, I was Richie Cunningham. The earnest young boy from "Happy Days" who always was looking to please others, especially the adults in his life. As a result, we were walked all over, taken advantage of and subsequently, not dated by girls. Now Richie Cunningham might have had a girlfriend or two during the fictitious "Happy Days" run but in my real-life Richie Cunningham phase, I had zero girlfriends. I did have several dates that went disastrously wrong because I thought dating was all about being a nice guy. It wasn't. During that...