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  • Los Angeles Boy, 13, Allegedly Caught Driving With 25 Pounds of Meth During Traffic Stop in Colorado

    08/23/2017 7:17:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 23, 2017
    Two other men from Los Angeles — 22-year-old German Michel-Arreola and 19-year-old Irene Michel-Arreola — were also inside the vehicle, the station reported, citing authorities. All three face felony drug charges of including manufacturing/possession/distribution of a Schedule I/II Substance, according to KDVR. The 13-year-old driver is facing additional charges for driving without a license and failing to drive in a designated lane, authorities said
  • Judge (Literally) Sniffs Out Offender Who Attends Court With Weed Hidden in Sock

    08/23/2017 4:09:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 August 2017
    Facing a charge of possession of cannabis wasn’t enough to stop 22-year-old from Hanover from turning up at court with a bag of weed in his sock. But he didn’t reckon on the judge having such a refined nose. Serbuhan G. was facing a charge of possession of marijuana after being caught in possession of 14 bags of the banned substance in March, the Hannoversche Zeitung (HZ) reported last week. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old still decided to attend his court hearing with a bag of weed hidden in his sock. During proceedings Judge Koray Freudenberg smelled something unusual in the air...
  • Revealed: Meghan and Harry will announce their Engagement this DECEMBER to avoid Clashing [Trunc]

    08/23/2017 1:12:56 PM PDT · by Cecily · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 23, 2017 | Martha Cliff
    As their relationship heats up so do rumours of their engagement with the world eagerly anticipating the marriage of Prince Harry to girlfriend Meghan Markle. And while some predicted that the royal might pop the question on Meghan's birthday at the beginning of August royal insiders predict that we could be looking at a Christmas proposal. Former chef to Princess Diana and her two sons Darren McGrady anticipates that the couple will announce their marriage plans this December.
  • Clinton Calls Trump a ‘Creep’ for Debate Behavior in Election Memoir

    08/23/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/23/17 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton refers to Donald Trump as a "creep" and says her "skin crawled" during one of their debates in an except from her upcoming 2016 election memoir What Happened. In their town hall-style debate on Oct. 9 where the candidates were allowed to walk around the stage, Trump at various points walked behind Clinton as she spoke. MSNBC aired her narration of that section of the book Tuesday morning, where Clinton recounted her thoughts that she was "incredibly uncomfortable." "This is not ok, I thought," she wrote. "It was the second presidential debate, and Donald Trump was looming behind...
  • Can a browser block Free Republic?

    08/22/2017 11:51:23 AM PDT · by free_life · 29 replies
    Vanity | Aug 22 ,2017 | Me
    My Opera browser blocks Free Republic I think. FR pages don't load, but Chrome works fine. Just started this afternoon Have to go out on business , will check freeper replies later. MAGA !
  • Almost Dead Teen Stuns Doctors

    08/21/2017 9:47:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday ^ | Tuesday, August 1 2017
    A 19-year-old Carenage man, who was about to be declared dead at the PoS General Hospital on Sunday afternoon, stunned doctors when they discovered a weak pulse after a final examination and moved the teen to the intensive care unit where he remained warded up until yesterday. According to reports, Adolphus Birche of Abepoujade Street, Carenage was bathing with friends at Alcoa Carenage at about 2.30 pm on Sunday when he got into difficulties. Officers of the Carenage Police Station were alerted that a man was seen in distress in waters at Alcoa and police constables Benjamin and Williams were...
  • This Squid Ice Cream Cone Is a Lot to Process

    08/20/2017 10:33:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Eater ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Greg Morabito
    An impressively weird dessert washes ashore in New ZealandAn ice cream shop in Auckland, New Zealand is taking the burgeoning goth dessert trend to new heights by serving a giant chocolate-dipped cone with a mantle and menacing tentacles protruding from the top of creamy sphere. The chef at Giapo Kitchen thought that this undeniably phallic treat would be a nice way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Colossal Squid’s arrival at the Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa. Here’s a clip of the chocolate tentacles being inserted into the cone after it’s dipped: The squid dessert is just as spooky...
  • UK Man Gives CPR to His Tortoise

    08/20/2017 7:58:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 8/15 | Peter Svab
    Man Gives CPR to His Tortoise By Petr Svab, Epoch Times | August 15, 2017 AT 4:05 PM Last Updated: August 15, 2017 4:07 pm John Fletcher just wasn’t ready to give up on his tortoise. After it apparently drowned, Fletcher maintained CPR for an hour, attempting to bring it back to life. Fletcher, of Gloucester, U.K., let his 45-year-old tortoise Freda roam his garden free. “The boundary is sealed from escape. Hedgehog gaps are too small for her,” he said in a Facebook post. But on Saturday morning, Aug. 12, he couldn’t find her anywhere for over an hour....
  • Big Catch! Drunken Woman Allegedly Bites Fisherman's Line

    08/20/2017 4:59:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KOB4 ^ | August 20, 2017
    t wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging. St. Johns County Sheriff's officials tell local news outlets the fisherman told deputies the incident happened Tuesday evening as he was fishing with a rented pole near St. Augustine.
  • Man Accused of Trying to Carjack Three New Mexico Football Players

    08/19/2017 11:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 18, 2017
    Police arrested a suspected carjacker who apparently made a poor choice of potential victims. Albuquerque officers booked 20-year-old Angelo Martinez after the attempted robbery last week, according to KRQE. The players said they saw Martinez hanging around the Loma Linda Community Center football field, but had no idea who he was, according to KOAT. When they walked to their car, one of the players told KOAT Martinez was “acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in.” Several members of the team finally agreed to give him a ride, but said he kept changing his mind about his destination....
  • Family’s Dogs Hailed as Heroes After Saving Children From Copperhead Snake

    08/19/2017 11:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 19, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    Two pit bulls are being hailed as heroes after saving children from a copperhead snake. According to WFLA, Slayer and Paco began barking at the snake when it got close to children who were playing in the backyard. That’s when the snake struck, and bit both dogs with its venom. Slayer was struck in he face and snout, while Paco was bit in the leg. Melissa Butt, the children’s grandmother, immediately rushed both dogs to an emergency vet. “We need to get the anti-venom quickly, in order for them to get a good prognosis. It is very, very painful,” Dr....
  • HOW THE CURSE OF TIMUR'S TOMB CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II

    08/19/2017 6:58:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    DocumentaryTube.com ^ | 2015 | ALEKSANDAR MISHKOV
    --------------------------------SNIP-------------------------- Timur’s Tomb and World War II The “curse” Timur’s Tomb changed the course of the War two times, the first time when Stalin opened it, and the second when he returned the remains to the tomb. Stalin ordered anthropologist and historian Mikhail Gerasimov to open the Timur’s Tomb in 1941. At the time, Gerasimov was a known and popular anthropologist famous for reconstructing a face from a skull. His job was to do that with Timur’s skull, and Mikhail succeeded. Soviets opened the Tomb on June 20, 1942. The tomb was immediately filed with odor of camphor, resin, rose...
  • A Mixed Topic - Good News - Set of Daily Mail Links

    08/18/2017 11:13:43 AM PDT · by mairdie · 1 replies
    Someone wrote me that they were having trouble with the speed of the images in my latest music video - 111 images in 1:47 minutes - and it occurred to me that the original links from which I took the images might help. If I can get some more restricted subject link lists built, I'll link to them at the top of that file. Art Images from Daily Mail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0_t_gvLxpY&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCooAYmmy31Wlo6SM4_sWqKS&index=1
  • OJ Simpson Pop-Up Museum To Open In Chinatown

    08/18/2017 9:21:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | August 17, 2017
    CHINATOWN (CBSLA.com) — The white Ford Bronco has returned. As CBS2’s Jo Kwon reports, an OJ Simpson museum is opening at a Chinatown gallery. The white Bronco sitting right outside the museum is not the actual vehicle OJ was in during the 1994 chase — just the same year and model.
  • Sierra Leone buries 300 victims involved in Devastating floods

    08/18/2017 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Timex247
    Timex247 blog ^ | Timex247
    Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted. With the aim of clearing the overflowing central morgue, burials began around 1800 GMT in Waterloo, a nearby town where many victims of the Ebola crisis that hit the nation in 2014 were also laid to rest, according to a morgue official and an AFP journalist at the scene. President Ernest Bai Koroma was accompanied by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whose nation also lost thousands to Ebola, both wearing...
  • Rebels of Google: Tampons Kept in Men’s Restrooms Because ‘Some Men Menstruate’

    08/17/2017 6:03:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/17/17 | Lucas Nolan
    The second part of an exclusive interview with a high ranking former Google engineer who wishes to remain anonymous reveals the Google experience for conservative employees, and a surprising approach to gender in company restrooms. The former Google engineer (alias “Arthur”), worked at Google for several years in a relatively prominent position within the company. Breitbart News questioned Arthur about the treatment of conservatives at Google and the companies internal culture, described as an “ideological echo-chamber” by recently-fired employee James Damore. Read part one of the interview here. When asked if he worked alongside many conservatives Arthur stated that there...
  • Red Sox have fan throw out first pitch; disaster results (funny)

    08/16/2017 10:27:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Twitter video ^ | August 16, 2017 | Chad Amaral
    First pitch tonight at Fenway..missed his target, by just a little bit. #RedSox
  • Driver of Stolen SUV Leads Police on Pursuit at Port of L.A. Before Climbing Crane

    08/16/2017 8:10:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ktla ^ | Cindy Von Quednow,
    Officials were in pursuit of the vehicle earlier, but lost it on the freeway. Torrance police officials later picked it up, but called off the pursuit and the SUV was then chased by Long Beach police, Im said. After driving erratically through lanes at the port, the man got out of the SUV and began climbing a crane at the West Basin Container Terminal, sometimes backwards. The man then broke a window and climbed into a hole in the crane then continued walking around, in an effort to avoid police. At times the man was sat on the crane and...
  • Cheetos Pop-Up Restaurant Is Real — and it’s ‘Classy’

    08/15/2017 10:53:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | Alex Taylor and Chris Perez
    Local foodies flocked to Tribeca on Tuesday night to get a taste of orange-coated delicacies — such as “Flamin’ Hot Limón Chicken Tacos” and “Purrfectly Fried Green Tomatoes” — as the Cheetos pop-up restaurant kicked off its three-day stay in the Big Apple. “I’m going to go die in a food coma on my couch right now,” said male model River Viiperi, just moments after devouring a Cheetos Sweetos Crusted Cheesecake, some Cheetos Sweetos Sweet and Salty Cookies — and a stack of White Cheddar Cheetos and Cheetos Sweetos Apple Crepes. Cheetos go haute cuisine with new restaurant Cheetos go...
  • International Day of Peace 21 September (Those NWO Folks at the United Nations)

    08/15/2017 4:12:10 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 21 replies
    United Nations ^ | unknown date of origin | UN (who else?)
    The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” (September 21 2017)