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  • Dog Escapes hHis Home in the Valleys and Catches a Train to Cardiff

    01/22/2018 1:38:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 JAN 2018
    Staffordshire bull terrier Clyde befriended some commuters along the way Enter your postcode to see news and information near you A dog who escaped from his Valleys home and caught a train to Cardiff has been reunited with his owners. Staffordshire bull terrier Clyde went missing from his home in Penpedairheol, near Ystrad Mynach , at 7am last Monday – marking the start of his 21-mile adventure. The four-year-old dog walked almost two miles to Hengoed railway station - where he managed to get on a train to Cardiff.Owner Joanne Davies, 43, said her son had let their dog...
  • Man Who Ordered £3,000 Bitcoin Gear Online Furious After Being Sent Boss Baby DVD Instead

    01/22/2018 1:22:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 22 JAN 2018 | Richard Amofa
    Ichim Bogdan Cezar, from Plymouth, believes he was the victim of a scam after forking out more than £3,000 on Bitcoins, only to receive a copy of the DVDA man from Devon was left fuming after what he thought was going to be his fortune turned out to be a DVD of the Boss Baby. Ichim Bogdan Cezar, from Plymouth, believes he was the victim of a scam after forking out more than £3,000 on Bitcoins, only to receive a copy of the DVD. He also slammed Amazon for refusing to refund the product on two occasion in a grievance...
  • On a Rio Beach, a Man’s Home Is His Castle

    01/22/2018 12:45:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2018/1/22
    With a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat. They say a man's home is his castle and Marcio has lived in his - albeit made of sand - on a beach in Rio de Janeiro for the last 22 years. In Barra da Tijuca, a wealthy beachside neighborhood west of Rio, neighbors and friends call him "The King."
  • From the Front Lines of the Government Shutdown

    01/22/2018 10:53:42 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 26 replies
    Various sources | 1/22/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz (and others)
    I intercepted a note from a combatant in the government shutdown. I shall publish it here: Dear Wife, I take my pen in hand, during this Damnable Goverment Shutdown, to inform you that I am well at present and hope these few lines may find you all enjoying the same blessing. Tis hard to see the mighty prancing Democrat Congress, trampling the dying veterans and children beneath their merciless feet. No dear wife, near to speak a word of comfort. No living sister or Mother to administer relief in that hour the most sad in the history of humanity. O...
  • A solar shield could save us from climate change. But its sudden collapse would doom the planet

    01/22/2018 10:29:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | Jan. 22, 2018 | Katie Langin
    Last year, the planet was plagued by powerful hurricanes, blistering fires, and temperatures that ranked as some of the hottest on record—ratcheting up concern that we’re already knee-deep in climate change. To stave off the heat, some scientists have proposed blanketing Earth in a sheet of sunlight-reflecting particles called aerosols. This solar shield could cool the planet and buy us time, but a new study suggests that if politicians turned off the hypothetical cloud, they could plunge the planet into a sudden ecological Armageddon. The idea of injecting aerosols into the atmosphere first came to prominence in 2006, when...
  • brute doc Woman injured in nightclub assault realises hospital doctor is ‘her attacker'...

    01/22/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 01/17/2018
    The senior doctor, named as Vladimir Naumov, has now been fired for his violent actions by the regional health ministry. Ms Dmitrieva, believed to be aged 20, went to the hospital so that her injuries could be registered, allowing her to make a complaint to police over the nightclub incident. She also wanted treatment for her wounds. Health chiefs rejected the doctor’s explanation that at the nightclub he had been defending a midwife who was attacked by a gang of women. Naumov said: “I couldn’t stand there and watch this massacre. “Any man would have tried to stop such a...
  • Viking Kitties

    01/22/2018 12:20:57 AM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 19 replies
    Today | Duh. Me.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlNhD0oS5pk
  • Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

    01/21/2018 10:48:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature. “Our study all but rules out very low and very high climate sensitivities,” said lead author Peter Cox, a professor at the University of Exeter. How effectively the world slashes CO2 and methane emissions, improves energy efficiency,...
  • Doughnut-Eating Champ Arrested for Breaking Into Doughnut Shop

    01/21/2018 8:33:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Jeff Hampton
    Four years ago, Bradley Hardison gained national attention after his win in a police-sponsored doughnut-eating contest helped police find and arrest him for earlier crimes. Now he's been charged again – this time with robbing a dougnut shop. Hardison, 27, of Elizabeth City, was charged Thursday with felony breaking and entering, felony safe cracking and felony larceny of Dunkin’ Donuts on Nov. 21, according to a news release from the Elizabeth City Police Department. In 2014 he won a doughnut eating contest at the Elizabeth City Police Department National Night Out Against Crime event. He devoured eight glazed doughnuts in...
  • Man gets DUI after mistaking bank drive-thru for Taco Bell

    01/21/2018 8:08:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Hey, where's my taco? It might have been what a Tampa, Fla., man was wondering - after he was found asleep at a drive-thru window Wednesday afternoon. One problem - he was at a bank drive-thru - not Taco Bell. According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, the manager of a Bank of America branch called authorities after he found an unconscious man behind the wheel of a blue sedan in the bank's drive-thru lane. The manager told deputies that after beating on the car window for "some time," he was able to wake up the driver. Once he awoke,...
  • German schools ‘make hyper kids wear 13lb sand vests to keep them in their seats’

    01/21/2018 3:33:13 PM PST · by Daffynition · 83 replies
    Metro. UK ^ | 20 Jan 2018 | Tanveer Mann
    The controversial sand vests, which weigh between 2.7 and 13lbs, are being used by 200 schools in the country despite some parents criticising them. Schools say the vests, which cost between £124 and £150, are very effective at calming down hyper children and those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They also say it’s a better way at tackling the problem than using drugs such as Ritalin.
  • Spaghetti Sauce Spills on I-40 in Mocksville After Semi Overturns: NCSHP

    01/21/2018 12:24:05 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 44 replies
    WFMY ^ | January 21, 2018
    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. -- A tractor-trailer load of spaghetti sauce is what caused a partial shutdown of I-40 in Davie County early Sunday morning. Highway Patrol says the accident only involved the tractor-trailer. It happened near Exit 174, Farmington Road, just after 3 a.m. Sgt. P.M. Dixson says the driver ran off the road and flipped the trailer, spilling Ragu spaghetti sauce everywhere. Troopers believe alcohol played a factor.
  • VIDEO: Bird vs Fish - Blue Planet II (Fish Leap Out of Water to Snatch Birds)

    01/21/2018 10:04:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    BBC Earth ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    VIDEO Watch what happens when a Giant Trevally versus an Tern in this amazing fish eats bird clip from Blue Planet II. Usually Giant trevally are solitary hunters but they have come in numbers to try their luck at catching potential prey. Fledgling Tern are wary to spend too much time on the water but even flying close to the surface puts them in grave danger.
  • I got this email from Twitter. Is it likely a link to malicious web site?

    01/20/2018 9:23:50 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 20, 2018 | Twitter
    Dear ......, As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency. Consistent with our commitment to transparency, we are emailing you because we have reason to believe that you either followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked content from these accounts during the election period. This is purely for your own information purposes, and is not related to a security concern for...
  • Twitter email warning to me: Russia, Russia, Russia!

    01/20/2018 12:42:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Twitter email | January 20, 2018 | Twitter
    Dear Mike Le Deplorable [my Twitter handle], As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency. Consistent with our commitment to transparency, we are emailing you because we have reason to believe that you either followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked content from these accounts during the election period. This is purely for your own information purposes, and is not related...
  • Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues.

    01/19/2018 8:29:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Eli Rosenberg
    Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. The company on Friday also disclosed thousands of accounts that it said were associated with the Kremlin-linked troll farm, the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and the Russian government, adding to numbers that it released to Congress in October.
  • The Weird Tale of a Larger-Than-Life Wolf That Outran the Law, Almost (The Custer Wolf)

    01/19/2018 2:40:40 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Live Science ^ | 01/19/2018 | Mindy Weisberger
    For nearly a decade during the dawn of the 20th century, a lone — and furry — figure cut a criminal swath across South Dakota's badlands, evading government officials as well as seasoned trackers and bounty hunters. At the peak of his infamy, the price on his head totaled $500 — the equivalent of about $6,000 today. He was the Custer Wolf, a North American gray wolf (Canis lupus) so-named for the nearby town of Custer, South Dakota. The four-legged outlaw that preyed on livestock was widely reviled as a scourge of farmers and ranchers, but was also a source...
  • Newsweek Settles with Journalist Smeared by Kurt Eichenwald

    01/18/2018 8:15:05 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 4 replies
    On Monday, after a total of 64 filings, the case was officially disposed of after the parties settled. (Details of the settlement are confidential)
  • Fake News Awards. I believe this is how they are going to work based on a "Q" post from Sunday

    01/17/2018 5:03:08 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 21 replies
    Pure speculation here but...the following "Q" post from Sunday offers some possible clues on what was intended by the Fake News Awards. This is what "Q" posted here on 01/14/18 (Sun) 00:10:46 No.19 MSM Fake News Awards. Are you prepared? MEMES/POSTS. Organized and coordinated? POTUS may reTWEET one or more. READY FOR LAUNCH? SHOW the WORLD. SHOW the WORLD the TRUTH. OPEN THEIR EYES. DON'T LET POTUS SUFFER FROM THE SOROS/LOSER BOTS THAT CONTINUALLY FLOOD. MAKE THE FAKE NEWS AWARDS YOUR 1ST ORGANIZED TWEET STORM DAY. MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Q On Twitter, there is a trending hashtag #FakeNewsAwards. Lots...
  • Missing sailor who hid on USS Shiloh was found filthy, carrying Peeps candy, report says

    01/17/2018 3:17:11 PM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    A USS Shiloh sailor who was presumed to be lost at sea and hid in the ship's engine room for a week in June was found "covered in urine and feces, and had a camelback, a multi-tool, Peeps candy and an empty peanut butter jar with him," according to a Navy Times report... Other details include information from the investigation about statements Mims made about himself, including that "he could stop running engineering department engines by pulsating electricity with his body, that he could shoot fireballs out of his hands, that he had a friend who had a motorcycle with...