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  • Bloomberg Campaign Unveils Tagline and Logo [hoax parody[

    11/09/2019 5:06:03 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 138 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Nov 9th, 2019
    Michael Bloomberg’s official 2020 website unveiled the new campaign’s logo Friday night, but the near universal ridicule it received online was almost perfectly described by Bloomberg’s own tagline: “Owning It Together!”
  • Canadian rapper Jon James falls to his death in music video stunt

    10/24/2018 10:38:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/24/2018
    A Canadian rapper has fallen to his death after walking along the wing of a Cessna plane as part of a music video shoot in Vernon, British Columbia. Jon James McMurray, 34, walked to the edge of the wing, causing the aircraft to spiral downwards out of control. McMurray failed to open his parachute because he held on to the plane for too long, his manager said. He died on impact in the accident on Saturday. "He had trained intensively for this stunt", his manager added. The pilot was reportedly able to regain control and land the plane safely.
  • Anonymous in disarray after major crackdown snares leaders

    03/06/2012 12:57:02 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies ^ | 3/6/12 | David Goldman
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In the U.S. government's biggest crackdown to date on a hacktivist group calling itself "Anonymous," four leaders and one other activist were arrested Tuesday and charged with a computer hacking conspiracy. The U.S. Department of Justice also revealed Tuesday that it had snared the prime leader of an Anonymous offshoot group called LulzSec, which conducted a high-profile, two-month hacking rampage last summer against corporate and government targets. -snip- What particularly set the movement on edge was the conviction and apparent turning of the LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by his hacker alias Sabu.
  • John Kerry Breaks Nose Playing Hockey (Yea right)

    01/23/2012 12:38:35 PM PST · by mmanager · 90 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 1/23/12 | Boston CBS
    BOSTON (CBS) – Senator John Kerry surprised a few people at the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup ceremony at the White House Monday afternoon. He had two black eyes and a swollen nose.
  • 'A social pariah': How lonely Monica Lewinsky has failed to find happiness...

    09/07/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/07/11 | Mike O'Brien
    The source claims Monica has more or less given up on finding love. 'Monica still feels like she's the punchline to a dirty joke,' the source said. 'The publicity over her affair with Clinton ruined her chances of ever finding a decent guy. In June she made a rare outing with a small dinner party at Lucy's El Adobe Cafe in Hollywood.
  • MSNBC Info-Babe to Congressman: ‘Do you have a degree in economics?’

    07/20/2011 2:09:59 PM PDT · by Jean S · 55 replies
    MSNBC Info-Babe to Congressman: ‘Do you have a degree in economics?’ ‘Yes ma’am, I do. Highest honors’ MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer, you may remember just yesterday said the attack on Rupert Murdoch at a hearing encapsulated what the British were feeling. Today, Contessa “educated” a conservative Representative that if Congress does not raise the debt raising, the country would be “reverting into a depression.” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said he disagreed which prompted the MSNBC host to ask him if he had a degree in economics.“Yes ma’am, I do. Highest honors,” Rep. Brooks responded.According to his Congressional page: “Mo graduated from...
  • Judge Rules that Reposting an Entire Article Without Permission Is ‘Fair Use’

    06/22/2011 12:58:30 AM PDT · by paltz · 25 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 6/21/11 | Ujala Sehgal
    A federal judge ruled in favor of a defendant who reposted an entire article in a copyright case on Monday, Wired reports. The lawsuit was brought by Righthaven, a Las Vegas-based “copyright litigation factory,” according to Wired, that has sued more than 200 websites, bloggers, and commenters for copyright infringement. This particular lawsuit targeted Wayne Hoehn, who posted an entire editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its headline, “Public Employee Pensions: We Can’t Afford Them” on a website Hoehn was not an employee of the site.
  • The plain truth about who owns the Democratic Party

    01/25/2011 2:36:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/11 | Mark Tapscott
    Examiner Special ReportWho Really Controls the Democratic Party? Tuesday Series Intro: Can the Democratic Party survive minority status?Democrats must break free from their special interestsWhat President Obama must do to save his re-election and his partyHow the Revolving Doors swing between government and special interestsWhat about the Democratic National Committee? Wednesday Day Two: Haven’t the Democrats been here before?Diagramming the Democratic special interest power-brokersA spotter’s guide to progressive special interestsBack story of a progressive special interest power-broker Thursday Day Three: When special interests come callingWhere the cash flows and what it buysTrial lawyers find generosity paysWho pulls the strings...
  • U.S. immigration bosses wreck 9-year-old British boy's dream trip to Disneyland (flight risk)

    01/16/2011 7:00:46 PM PST · by bronxville · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th January 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. immigration bosses wreck 9-year-old British boy’s dream trip to Disneyland Like any normal nine-year-old, meeting Mickey Mouse and friends at Disneyland would have turned Micah Strachan's birthday into the fairytale he had only ever dreamed of. But a surprise trip, arranged by his grandparents, was cruelly dashed when U.S. immigration officials turned him away - because they claimed he was a flight risk. Kathy and Edward Francis spent months planning every detail of the 'holiday of a lifetime' to Florida to celebrate grandson Micah's tenth birthday. Read more:
  • Illegal Immigration [ZOT!]

    11/17/2010 4:13:22 PM PST · by iamastudent · 57 replies
    11/17/2010 | iamastudent
    Hi everyone, I am writing about illegal immigration. Please help me out by answering this survey. Thanks. 1) Do you agree with an illegal aliens working in the US with fraudulent documents? Why? Why not? 2) Would you favor giving illegal immigrants an opportunity to process their papers in order to legalized their stay in the country? 3) If you were the president, what would you do to solve the problem of illegal immigration?
  • Royal Navy are pirates, says Argentina's president

    10/10/2010 4:54:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/10/2010 | Jon Swaine
    The president of Argentina has described the Royal Navy as pirates and accused the British government of behaving like an imperial power with regard to the Falkland Islands. Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner used Twitter, the micro-blogging website, to sharply criticise plans by the Ministry of Defence to carry out military tests in the region. In a series of frank postings on her official Twitter account, she announced that Argentina had complained to the United Nations about Britain's "militarisation of the South Atlantic". "Serious, very serious," Mrs Kirchner wrote. "Royal Navy, occupying colonial force in...
  • Jim Greer, former head of FL GOP Arrested

    06/02/2010 7:24:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 123 replies · 4,822+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 2 June 2010 | TBO
    <p>Breaking hard--Jim Greer has been arrested at his home. Charges currently unknown.</p>
  • Security video captures woman setting herself on fire while torching car, deputies say (w/video)

    05/28/2010 3:12:34 PM PDT · by notsofastmyfriend · 42 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 5/28/2010 | Carol Robinson
    A Boaz woman trying to retaliate against the person who repossessed her car got burned in the process. Literally. Authorities say Haleigh Elizabeth Boland, 26, accidentally set herself on fire while she was torching the car of the person who had taken hers. To make matters worse, the entire incident was caught on tape. "It was just a big act of foolishness all the way around," said Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton. The incident happened May 8 when authorities said Haleigh Boland and her father, Benny Gene Boland, 50, went to a home on Carlisle Cut-Off Road in the...
  • Caption Arlen Specter, after being drummed out of office

    05/19/2010 4:44:33 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 139 replies · 3,289+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
  • Millionaire mayoress leaves daughters $4.50

    04/26/2010 8:55:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,064+ views ^ | April 26, 2010 | ninemsn staff
    A former Adelaide mayoress left her daughters just $1.50 each from her $3.5 million estate because she believed they plotted to kill her mother. Valmai Roche died last year aged 81 and stated in her will that her daughter's should be left "30 pieces of silver of the lowest denomination" — or 30 five cent pieces, the Adelaide Advertiser reports. Daughters Deborah Hamilton, Fiona Roche and Shauna Roche were also left jewellery from Ms Roche's collection on condition they correctly answered questions relating to their mother's personal diaries. Two of the daughters are challenging the will in the South Australian...
  • Wife Hacks Husband's Car Forum Account, Divorces Him With It

    04/22/2010 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 93 replies · 2,417+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | April 22, 2010 | Matt Hardigree
    An Acura forum member posted an idiotic screed about his wife's jealousy of his car, an Acura TL. His wife found it, hacked his account and used it to divorce him. Men complaining about their wives on car forums is about as common as old men complaining about kids trampling their yards. That's why this particular example, an Acura TL owner on the car forum Acurazine, is particularly egregious and stupid. In fact, it was so bad, other car-loving members of the forum were forced to remind their brother-in-automotive-arms that his beloved car is just a car, and that his...
  • Easter Bunny is mugged

    04/01/2010 2:27:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies · 1,319+ views
    Mid hudson News ^ | 04/01/2010
    FISHKILL – State Police are looking for the person who mugged the Easter Bunny in front of the Alps Sweet Shoppe on Main Street in Fishkill in the late afternoon on Wednesday. Just before 5 p.m., a woman, dressed in a white rabbit costume, was attacked by an unknown assailant as she stood on the sidewalk in front of the shop. The perp charged her and slamming her to the ground before fleeing on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries. The attacker was seen running in the area of the post office. He is described as being about 17 years...
  • Caption Charles Rangel

    03/03/2010 8:28:25 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 34 replies · 819+ views
    U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel listens to U.S. President Barack Obama at the House Democratic Caucus retreat on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this file image from January 14, 2010. Rangel, admonished last week by an ethics panel, will give up the powerful chairmanship of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives, NBC reported on March 3, 2010.
  • OJ Simpson beaten in prison

    12/07/2009 2:13:48 PM PST · by Main Street · 118 replies · 8,267+ views
    Drudge ^ | 12-7 | Drudge
    OJ Simpson beaten in prison, race incident, currently in hospital, sources claim... NATIONAL ENQUIRER to report details later in week... Developing...
  • (Nashville TN Government) Parking Spots' Words Misspelled At Metro Facility

    12/04/2009 5:12:54 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies · 1,523+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 12/04/2009 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than a dozen parking spaces at a Metropolitan government facility have misspelled words, and no one noticed until Channel 4 pointed it out Friday. Related: Watch This Story The word "owned" is misspelled 16 times in spaces outside the County Clerk's office off French Landing Drive at MetroCenter. It's a parking lot, and most people usually don't pay attention to what's on the ground until something is misspelled. Words on the first three parking spots are spelled correctly, but spot No. 4 is misspelled. It should read "Metro Owned Vehicle Parking Only;" however, someone switched up...