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  • Rare Willie Mays Baseball Card Stolen From Rob Schneider's Encino Home: Report

    07/27/2015 7:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A rare Willie Mays baseball card worth an estimated $175,000 was stolen from actor Rob Schneider's Encino home Friday night, TMZ reported. Thieves burglarized the house while the Saturday Night Live veteran and "Deuce Bigalow" star was away at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal. Schneider's wife and kids were out having dinner in Los Angeles. Thieves also took his wife's diamond engagement ring, a Cartier watch and other expensive items, according to TMZ. The card, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card, was reportedly in mint condition and is valued at $175,000. America's Youngest Convicted Killers Set to Be...
  • Next Blue Moon is July 31

    07/27/2015 1:02:14 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 7 replies
    earthsky.org ^ | 7/27/2015 | earthsky.org Staff
    The moon was full on July 2, and it’ll be full again on July 31. The second of two full moons in a calendar month is often called a Blue Moon. _________________________ The next Blue Moon is July 31, 2015. In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month. There was a full moon on July 2, 2015. There’s another full moon on July 31. So the July 31 full moon will be called a Blue Moon, according to this definition. The time between one full moon...
  • Traveling hairdresser arrested for voyeurism

    07/26/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    KPHO ^ | 7/26/15 | Tami Hoey
    A man investigators say has been traveling across the state taking pictures of women up their skirts has been arrested.On July 24, 2015, U.S. Marshals and members of the Arizona W.A.N.T.E.D Violent Offender Task Force arrested James Hickey, 53, in Flagstaff, AZ.Hickey was wanted by the Flagstaff Police Department, Salt River Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Huntington Beach Police Department on felony arrest warrants for voyeurism, fourteen counts of surreptitious videotaping, and probation violation.Investigators claim Hickey was traveling to different cities within Arizona and going to houses and apartment complexes posing as...
  • "Lion-like animal" apparently slips out of contained area

    07/26/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/26/2015 | John Fauber, Sarah Hauer
    The Milwaukee lion saga continued Sunday morning as the "lion-like" creature apparently slipped through a police dragnet on the north side. Police saw the animal in a ravine near N. 31st and W. Cameron Ave. as late as 7:15 Sunday morning but by 9:30 they said they had searched the entire four-block containment area and had come up empty. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep visibility on it very long and it went into some very thick vegetation," Milwaukee Police Lt. Paul Formolo said. After the sighting this morning, they made a more extensive search and called in canine units,...
  • WHY?

    07/26/2015 8:22:02 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 115 replies
    WHY? I mean, have we been reduced to THIS? Is America this far gone? We seemed like we were on top of the world, then WHAM. My goodness, this is tragic and horrific. I can't believe my eyes. It's like a slow motion car wreck. What can we do to stop it? I don't know, I only pray we can come up with an idea. This is the single worst thing to ever happen. Never before in history!... and probably never again. We will be written about, and scholars will speculate what caused all of this. It's utter damnation on...
  • Here’s What Warfare May Be Like in 2025

    07/25/2015 11:17:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    We Are the Mighty ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | David Nye
    Here’s what warfare may be like in 2025 DAVID NYE JULY 23, 2015 With the technology of war rapidly changing, military leaders will have to rewrite the books on tactics and strategy. Here’s WATM’s take on what an infantry assault will look like in 2025, considering that by then we’ll have cyborg insects, powered body armor, and steerable sniper rounds. The mission TALOS Iron man suit A rifle platoon is tasked with assaulting a compound consisting of four buildings using only their own manpower plus a sniper team. They will be wearing TALOS armor, an “Iron Man”-like suit which covers...
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • Saturday Afternoon Gun Porn

    07/25/2015 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 4 replies
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  • Two arrested in 2013 mink-freeing spree that hit Minnesota

    07/25/2015 2:05:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Two animal-rights activists have been charged in California with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips — including in Minnesota — two years ago in which they released about 5,740 mink from fur farms and vandalized the homes and businesses of operators. The October 2013 spree left losses in Minnesota, the nation’s fifth-largest mink producer, and neighboring Wisconsin. Hundreds of mink were set loose from a southeastern Minnesota ranch, just days after Wisconsin fur farm owners scrambled to catch their own mink with fishing nets following a similar action that they called “devastating” to their operations. The four-generation Myhre...
  • State Trooper: I Feed Bigfoots and They Have a Language

    07/25/2015 11:18:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 132 replies
    The man, who provided a full name but chose to remain anonymous, told Cryptozoology News that the encounters have been happening since 2009 in a remote area in the North Cascades. “Sometimes it is just 5 to 10 minutes, other times they stay for hours,” he said. “I leave them food and they visit,” he continued. From apples to carrots, to beef jerky, cookies and candy bars, the ex-law enforcement officer claims the creatures eat it all and leave him alone. The man says he was looking for an old mine in the mountains the first time he came across...
  • 'Ominous' black ring moves through sky over England

    07/25/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    upi ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WEST BRIDGFORD, England, - A YouTube user shared video of a mysterious "huge black ring" flying over his house in Nottinghamshire, England. The video, posted to YouTube by Pierce Smith, shows a black ring moving through the sky Thursday above Smith's home in Nottinghamshire. "Huge black ring just drifted over my village," Smith wrote in the description of the video, which was titled, "Something weird flew over my house today." Smith shared the video of the "ominous" ring on Reddit, where users commented it may have resulted from an electricity transformer catching fire. "This is usually caused by a large...
  • Star Wars Shocker: Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks

    07/24/2015 12:32:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    E!Online ^ | Today 12:07 PM PDT | McKenna Aiello
    Ahmed Best, the actor who played the first computer generated character in the franchise, revealed that Michael Jackson approached director George Lucas in hopes of taking on the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace role with the help of prosthetics and makeup similar to that of his "Thriller" video. After meeting Jackson backstage at a concert with Lucas and co-star Natalie Portman, Best said, "George introduced me as 'Jar Jar' and I was like, 'That's kind of weird.' Michael was like, 'Oh. OK.' I thought, 'What is going on?'" ... Although it's up to speculation whether or not Jackson's...
  • Has Hulk Hogan been booted out of WWE after racist rant? Sex tape wrestler pulled from website

    07/24/2015 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 6 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/24/2015 | Alistair McGeorge
    Hulk Hogan appears to be gone from WWE after all references to him were sensationally removed from their website. As well as his profile in the alumni section, all his merchandise has been pulled from the online store - certainly making it look like his time with the company has come to an end. There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a "racial tirade", although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as "a rumour going round". An audio clip has surfaced online...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.
  • ‘He Could Have Been Working for Anyone,’ Attorney Says of Mystery Man With Palisades Weapons Cache

    07/23/2015 5:00:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | July 23, 2015, | by Melissa Pamer and Chip Yost
    The mystery around a Los Angeles man whose decomposing body was found in an SUV near a home filled with 1,200 guns, tons of ammunition and $230,000 in cash was only deepening Thursday. ... When he died in early July after collapsing in a Santa Monica grocery store parking lot, Lash refused to go to a hospital or let anyone call 911, celebrity defense attorney Harlan Braun said in an interview with KTLA Wednesday evening. Braun represents Lash’s fiancée, Catherine Nebron, who fled to Oregon with an employee after leaving Lash’s body parked in an SUV outside her home in...
  • Lake creature Minne is abruptly yanked from Calhoun [Minn.]

    07/23/2015 4:46:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    StarTrib ^ | July 23, 2015 | Paul Walsh
    Minne, the fiberglass creature that has bounced from one Minneapolis lake to another as a summertime adornment, has been getting too much hands-on love from admirers lately and was pulled Wednesday from Lake Calhoun. The Loch Ness monster-like sculpture was removed because numerous people were making their way to Minne on paddleboards and climbing on its back and up the long neck of the 13-foot-tall piece of artwork.
  • Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome...

    07/23/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    DannyTN | 7/23/2015 | DannyTN
    Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome... You thought Donald wouldn't file his financials. You still think Donald didn't file financials. (Severe) You think the financials he filed are materially inaccurate. You hope Trump is really bankrupt instead of mega-rich. You think aversion to a comb over is a reason to vote. You keep mentioning how much Ted Cruz has raised. You think Donald should apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will drop out even though he is winning. You think Donald will run third party even though he...
  • Mystery Man Found Decomposing In Car Had More Than 1,200 Guns, Cash, Underwater Car

    07/23/2015 3:15:36 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 43 replies
    CBS-sacremento ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tami Abdollah
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) – An attorney said Wednesday that the body of a mystery man was decomposing in his car in the tony Pacific Palisades neighborhood in Southern California for nearly two weeks before he was found by authorities on July 17.</p>
  • Google could let you record, share and replay your memories [going forward]

    07/23/2015 2:00:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Here's how it would work: Wearing a headset similar to Google Glass, you will be able to record audio and video using a mounted camera. You could set the camera to record constantly, you could turn it on or off with a command, or you could set it to automatically start and stop recording during a set period of time or when you are at a particular location. As the video gets uploaded to Google's servers, you'd be able to go back and "Google" your own memories. To trigger memories, customers would ask Google questions like, "What were the paintings...
  • Man uses lonely winters in remote Colorado cabin to convert his home into Star Trek shrine (tr)

    07/23/2015 12:43:47 PM PDT · by dware · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07.23.2015 | Jack Crone
    'Being a fan of Star Trek has given me a life', claims 69-year-old Steve Doman. The devoted trekkie has spent 14 years transforming his remote Colorado cabin into a Star Trek shrine complete with Klingon and Federation-themed rooms. Steve has spent a staggering $30,000 on the renovation project - which started as a winter hobby - and says there is still plenty of work to do.
  • Dead Man With Weapons Stash Linked to Missing Oxnard Woman Who Believed He Was Alien Savior

    07/23/2015 7:56:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ktla ^ | , Updated at 02:05am, July 23, 2015 | Kennedy Ryan, Chip Yost and Rick Chambers
    A man with a home filled with guns and whose decomposed body was found in an SUV in Pacific Palisades was believed to be a human/alien hybrid secretly working with the U.S. government by his fiancée and a missing Oxnard woman who worked for her, according to the woman’s mother. Dawn VadBunker was last seen by her family on the same day Jeffery Lash allegedly died. Lash has not been officially identified, but his former attorney confirmed his name to KTLA. VadBunker’s mother believes her daughter has been caught in the middle of a mysterious death investigation and may be...
  • Apparently, Medieval-Themed Video Games ‘Legitimize’ ‘White Supremacy’

    07/23/2015 7:24:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 22, 2015 | Katherine Tempf
    If you like playing medieval-themed video games, you might not be just some harmless nerd — you might be a nerd who is also kind of a white supremacist. At least that’s the opinion of Victoria Cooper, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leeds in England, who presented a paper titled “Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games” at the International Medieval Congress earlier this month. “The Middle Ages is a space where white supremacy is legitimized,” Cooper said, according to an article on Medievalists.net. “The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’...
  • Grillax, Bro: I’m a feminist. I’m a dude. And I hate that I love to grill.

    07/23/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jacob Brogan
    I hate how much I love to grill. It’s not that I’m inclined to vegetarianism or that I otherwise object to the practice itself. But I’m uncomfortable with the pleasure I take in something so conventionally masculine. Looming over the coals, tongs in hand, I feel estranged from myself, recast in the role of suburban dad. At such moments, I get the sense that I’ve fallen into a societal trap, one that reaffirms gender roles I’ve spent years trying to undo. The whole business feels retrograde, a relic of some earlier, less inclusive era. I take food prep a little...
  • Vanity. Question

    07/23/2015 6:40:42 AM PDT · by saminfl · 51 replies
    self | 07/23/2015 | self
    Rush Limbaugh states that he has discovered that only 12 to 15 liberals have developed a way to make them look like thousands of posters on social sites and emailers to companies. Is this possible and if so, why can't our side do the same thing?
  • Facekini: The Swimwear Trend That Refuses to Die

    07/23/2015 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    Weather.com ^ | Jul 15 2015 | Sean Breslin
    The facekini may strike western observers as a strange and even creepy look. But in China where it was invented back in 2012, the face covering designed to protect the wearer from sun, algae and jellyfish stings is becoming ever more popular, and there's even an annual revival event to celebrate it in the eastern China city of Quingdao, according to the Daily Mail.
  • Can the Patient-Doctor Relationship Be Saved?

    07/22/2015 7:42:38 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    You’ll be a patient some day soon. Your life will depend on having trusted, skilled advocates in your corner. Patients are often scared, frequently dependent on others for life, and in great need of a sense of safety and care. This intimate vulnerability is the basis for the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics and patient confidentiality. But how cared for and safe do you feel in today’s health care system?
  • Police: New Jersey Burglary Suspect Hid Under Bed For Three Days

    07/22/2015 7:38:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Police have released details of a bizarre burglary that occurred earlier this year in New Jersey. Jason Hubbard was arrested on May 10 after police received a 911 call about an intruder at a home on Ellenel Boulevard in Spotswood. Hubbard got into the house through the front door while the homeowner was taking out the garbage, police said. He then hid under a bed in a spare bedroom for three days until the homeowner heard a noise, found him and called police, Spotswood Police said. Hubbard is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and theft of service for allegedly charging...
  • College Newspaper Clarifies: We’re Not Transphobic for Calling Tampons a ‘Women’ Thing

    07/22/2015 6:37:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/22/15 | Katherine Timpf
    An article about giving government-subsidized tampons to “women” that was published in The Daily Bruin, the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles, came complete with a clarification that the author did not mean to suggest that menstruation was always a “women” thing — so as not to offend any transgender, non-menstruating women readers. The disclaimer, a picture of which was posted on Twitchy, states: “This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and...
  • Picky bear drinks 36 beers, leaves the Busch for someone else

    07/22/2015 11:08:16 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 66 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Rick Couri
    BAKER LAKE, Wash. — Agents from the department of Fish and Wildlife in Washington found a black bear sleeping off a major buzz, with three dozen empty cans of Rainier beer close by. “This is a new one on me,” Sgt. Bill Heinck said. “I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this.” While a drunken bear is a bit unusual, the most unusual part of the story is what the bear left behind. “He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” Mount Baker campground employee Lisa Broxson told NBC News. “It definitely had a preference.”...
  • Mayors endorse UN sustainability goals at Vatican

    07/22/2015 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:14 PM EDT
    Mayors emboldened by an appeal from Pope Francis are committing themselves to a new set of U.N. goals to end poverty and promote sustainable development over the next 15 years. At the end of a two-day Vatican summit on Wednesday, several dozen mayors from around the world unanimously adopted a declaration pledging to endorse the goals and work to implement them in their home cities. …
  • Tourists queue up to be smothered on Rabbit Island [tr]

    07/22/2015 8:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Kitching
    A Japanese outcrop is giving new meaning to the term island hopping, with tourists flocking there to be smothered by dozens of bouncing bunnies at once. An increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers, Rabbit Island is home to hundreds of wild but friendly bunnies who are known to approach tourists in large groups to scavenge for food. And visitors are more than willing to get on the ground and allow the rabbits to crawl all over them – even though the damp patches on their clothes suggest the adorable animals have wet feet and potentially answered the call of nature while...
  • Man Sought After Head-Butting Winter Haven Bus (Knocked out, w/vid)

    07/22/2015 5:47:16 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 15 replies
    The Ledger ^ | July 22, 2015 | Kaitlyn Pearson
    WINTER HAVEN | Police are looking for a man who angrily launched himself head-first into the doors of a bus in Winter Haven on Saturday morning. Video from Winter Haven police shows a man exiting the bus at the Winter Haven bus terminal, 555 Ave. E. NW, after it made its regular stop about 11:35 a.m. The man wanted to travel to a new destination, and the bus driver told him he'd have to pay an additional $2 before he could go anywhere else, police spokeswoman Jamie Brown said. Brown said the passenger became extremely agitated when he realized he...
  • Are Broken Marriage Vows Grounds for Blowing Up Someone’s Life?

    07/21/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/20 | Heather Havrilesky
    Do you miss the good old days of tarring and feathering, town-square stockades, and public guillotining as entertainment? If so, you may be savoring this week's events, which reveal that the crime of betraying one's marriage vows is now prosecutable by journalists and hackers alike, punishable by public shaming online. Last week, Gawker publicly outed a Condé Nast executive, a married father of three, for allegedly soliciting a male escort. The story was later removed from the website by Gawker executives, but the damage had been done: The executive, many argued, was not a public figure, yet his private life...
  • OMG! Cat Picks a Fight With the Wrong Squid

    07/21/2015 3:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    HLN ^ | 7/21
    While trying to get some dinner, a cat got its just desserts after picking on the wrong squid. In this crazy video, it first appears that the mischievous kitty has the upper hand on its prey. With feline claws and definitely a size advantage, it dips into a pool with the cephalopod. But surprise for the cat because the squid just attaches itself right onto its hunter, turning the tables of the food pyramid. Unable to see because of a face full of tentacles, the regretful cat stumbles backward and all around. And while the cat is eventually able to...
  • Oregon transsexual collected 40 years of disability as a man while working as a woman (tr)

    07/21/2015 1:12:44 PM PDT · by dware · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07.21.2015 | Julian Robinson
    A transsexual continued collecting 40 years of Social Security disability checks as a man - while working as a woman, a court heard. Richelle McDonald, from Portland, Oregon, was born Richard McDonald in 1945 and obtained a Social Security number under that name as a teenager. In 1974, she applied for and received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) after suffering a paralyzed arm. She had been hit by a San Francisco bus while working as a transvestite prostitute.
  • This is Where Charlize Theron Invited President Obama to a Strip Club

    07/21/2015 7:16:02 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 17 replies
    Time.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    [...] The Mad Max star told Jimmy Kimmel Monday she was so nervous the last time she met Obama — during an episode of Kimmel’s late night show — when he said he was hoping to reach a younger demographic she suggested he reach out to a different demographic all together. “Well, if you’re looking for a different demographic I can take you to a strip club,” the actress recalled saying. Luckily for her, Obama was pretty nice about the whole ordeal. But, the star told Kimmel she was mortified and couldn’t sleep for weeks after.
  • Drunk squirrel thrown out of bar (caused $400 damage)

    07/21/2015 4:37:17 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | cbsnews.com
    A squirrel in the UK broke into a Worcestershire pub, July 12, 2015, and caused over $400 worth of damage. 62-year-old Sam Boulter, the owner of the Honeybourne Railyway Club, told the Western Daily Press that he originally thought his private members club might have been ransacked by burglars, when he discovered the damage.
  • Drag Queens Banned From Pride Event 'Because They May Offend Transgender People'

    07/21/2015 12:17:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | 20 July 2015 Updated: 20:53, 20 July 2015 | Hannah Al-Oyhman
    Drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event in case they offend transgender people. Organisers of Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as an 'anti-commercialist' alternative to the Scottish city's main Pride event, have announced the controversial ban. Despite the fact that drag queens have been closely associated with Pride celebrations for most of their history, they will not be allowed to appear at the event next month in case they cause offence. A statement from the organisers said: “After much discussion, the trans and non binary caucus decided not to have drag acts perform at the...
  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    07/20/2015 11:45:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 9:56 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved a five-year provisional charter for the museum, Regents spokesman Tom Dunn said. The vote means “there is absolutely going to be a museum,” said Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Launch Project. She said the museum is now “empowered to hold collections in trust for the public.” Supporters say it would be the...
  • Man Calls Daughter’s ‘Rapist’ Home, Tortures and Kills Him, Say Police

    07/20/2015 11:34:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The father allegedly burned the man’s genitals using heated tongs and strangled him to death.Furious over the alleged rape of his 14-year-old daughter by a 45-year-old married man, the father called the man to his house on Friday night, treated him to dinner and then tortured him to death, police said. He then went to the police station, surrendered himself and gave police a detailed account on how he tortured and murdered the man. The 36-year-old reportedly burned the man’s genitals using heated tongs and then strangled him to death. The incident was reported from Northeast Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area...
  • City Manager Resigns on July 13, City Council to rescind his resignation special meeting July 22

    07/20/2015 6:44:05 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 11 replies
    July 20, 2015 | hondact200
    In the small rural city that I live in the UP of Michigan the City Manager walked into his office on July 13, submitted his letter of resignation effective immediately, turned his keys in and walked out the door. Now the proverbial piece of excrement wants to have the acceptance of his resignation rescinded. The city council has already appointed a interim city manager and the person is doing the job, suddenly the excrement wants his job back. the city manager's history throughout all of Michigan uper and lower peninsula is that he has been terminated from eight other positions
  • Your Instant Ramen Noodles Are a Massive Threat to the Environment

    07/20/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, JUL 18, 2015 | Renard Loki
    Bad news for broke college students, even worse news for the planet VIDEO For decades, instant ramen noodles have been a culinary staple for cash-poor college students, young working professionals and even prisoners. Yet ramen noodles are a main culprit of deforestation due to the high amount of unsustainable palm oil used to make them. While several large food corporations have committed to eliminating conflict palm oil from their supply chains, two of the world’s biggest instant noodle producers, Nissin Foods Holdings and Toyo Suisan Kaisha (Maruchan), both Japanese firms, have failed to adopt responsible palm oil policies, according to...
  • Secret is out: Loyal State Dept. Officials Reveal Obama's Scheme To Pass Bad Iran Nuc Deal

    07/19/2015 8:29:46 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 67 replies
    Informed people in DC | CPE
    Just returned from big “lawn party” here in DC. Not a hugely exclusive one, but loads of people, many upper level career Dept. of State types, retired general/flag rank military and agency types (now consultants,) foreign government officials and the usual Washington riff raff. Background: Many DOS do not like Obama/Kerry. Many military and agency retirees hate them. There is a certain “lets win for America” thought process, (to a much greater or much less extent,) that runs through all DOS/DOD/CIA/etc. Although there are huge differences in HOW they would achieve that “win,” there were very few people who ever...
  • AI Development: Bacteria That Can Manipulate Robot Unfurled

    07/19/2015 7:54:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Researchers have discovered how to let bacteria control the movement and behavior of a robot, just like what the brain does to the human body. ... Scientists from Virginia tech developed bacteria that can control a robotic car. The robot’s “brain” was replaced with bacterial community, enabling the car to move towards the food sources. The bacteria in the robot’s brain send biochechemical signals to machine’s processor to move its mechanical body. The bacteria were bioengineered to emit green or red signals depending on the condition they found in their environment. Under repeated observations, the scientists noticed that the robot...
  • 'Max of Arabia' Speaks UAE Dialect, Feels at Home

    07/19/2015 4:01:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, July 18, 2015
    Also speaks various Arabic dialects from Saudi Arabia, YemenMax spends a lot of time in the desert with camels. (EAY) They call him ‘Max of Arabia’ as he speaks various Arabic dialects from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other regional countries, although he is American. The 27-year-old man, whose name is Max Stanton, came to the UAE in 2007 to study marketing in the American University in Sharjah and fell in love with the UAE. Although he has completed his studies, he refuses to return home and insists on staying permanently in the UAE, where he has made many...
  • Trumps knows he is pushing the edge of the envelope. (vanity)

    07/19/2015 3:57:05 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    I think perhaps Trump knows what he is doing.He is throwing bombs...but they are bombs of truth.When one reads what he has actually said...he hasn't lied or misspoken.I think he is building his legacy (he is 70 after all or so I hear). If he can have an effect on this important Presidential election by telling the unwelcome truth...then God bless him.He's got a big mouth...but he hasn't actually been wrong as yet. John McCain is a fake...similar to John Kerry.Illegal immigration is not legal immigration. Congress and the inside the Beltway crowd are corrupt.Islam is indeed at war with...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • Dutch Harbor post office asks wildlife officials to help stop eagle attacks

    07/19/2015 11:00:40 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 20 replies
    UNALASKA -- Images of eagles cover postal service vehicles and uniforms nationwide, but in the Aleutian Islands, real live eagles are landing on the heads of customers picking up mail at the Dutch Harbor post office.
  • Trump takes it on the chin in Mexican superhero's latest adventure

    07/19/2015 10:32:52 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 20 replies
    pri.org ^ | 7/18/2015 | Kierran Peterson
    El Peso Hero is the lead character of the comic book series of the same name. He was created in 2011 by Hector Rodriguez, a grade school teacher in Dallas, Texas. Rodriguez is the founder of Rio Bravo Comics, the publisher behind El Peso Hero. Today, the series has become enormously popular. Rodriguez was the sole artist for the first two issues, but has since recruited a small group of artists and colorists to help so he can focus on writing. One of the things Rodriguez is writing is a new adversary for El Peso Hero: Donald Trump. The new...
  • The Burger-King union is a done deal; couple wed courtesy of fast food chain

    07/19/2015 6:05:39 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    NYDN ^ | July 18, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    It was whopper of a wedding. Joel Burger and Ashley King had it their way on Friday, getting married in Illinois with every cent of the wedding bill footed by fast food giant Burger King. The bride and groom posed in paper crowns from burger chain, and the grooms wore Burger King T-shirts under their suits, the “Today” show reported. The couple generated international headlines earlier this year when the childhood sweethearts snapped a photo of them in front of a Burger King sign and announced they were getting hitched. Mr. and Mrs. Burger after their wedding in Illinois. Ashley...